Peterborough Social Services

Helping people, changing lives.

Application Process

We've added another option to our application process. Starting May 1, you may be able to speak to a Case Manager to do your application over the phone at the time of your call. Ask about this option if you're interested!

Client Survey

The Client Survey closes this Friday, May 6th! We want to hear from you. Fill out our online survey to provide your feedback!

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Ontario
Works

Helping with money for housing, food & some personal needs.

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Children's
Services

Support for child care, wage subsidy & special needs funding.

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Employment
Resources

Assistance with job searching & skills building.

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Homelessness

Providing emergency shelter and financial supports.

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Caring for our community

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Unlocking Hope Series

Getting My Grade 12 Diploma

Vanessa has always been a resilient, driven, and determined woman. Having been diagnosed with anxiety and learning disabilities in her teens, Vanessa was used to working hard at her education. This wasn’t always easy. She found herself in and out of school, and eventually started using drugs and alcohol to cope. This helped for a while, but eventually brought on new sets of problems. Vanessa made the choice to get clean. Now, she needed to start going after the things she wanted. She wanted to feel good about herself, she wanted new friends, and, she wanted a job.

Grade 12 Diploma - Full Story

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Food & Shelter

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"Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of
himself and his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary
social services. "

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 25, December 10, 1948

Need Food?

You are not alone!

"Over 300,000 people in Ontario have had to rely on local food banks for nutrition. In Peterborough, over 9,000 other people, just like you don't have enough to eat."

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