The Order of the Spirit Catcher is the City of Barrie’s highest civic honour and is awarded to citizens who have made significant contributions to the betterment of the community. Each year Barrie Community Foundation hosts the City of Barrie’s Spirit Catcher Awards Gala. Net proceeds from the event which are not earmarked for the Spirit Catcher Fund (Flow-through) are set up in the Spirit Catcher Fund (Endowment). Capital contributions are never encroached upon. This fund builds up over time. Investment income earned on the fund is directed through the Spirit Catcher Fund (Flow-through) and used to grant out monies to local charities.