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Have you seen our new Ontario Works page? It has been updated to serve you better! Check out the Feature of the Month section to see what programs or workshops we have to offer.

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




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


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Assistance with job searching & skills building.


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Providing emergency shelter and financial supports.


Caring for our community

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Unlocking Hope Series:

“Suzie” is a survivor. 

She is a survivor of domestic abuse, but she was also charged with assault when she fought back. She was badly beaten, scared and left with her own criminal record when she fled the relationship. She went through years of counselling and unemployment and needed to apply for social assistance.

She met her Ontario Works employment counsellor in March of last year. Looking for work was a challenge for Suzie because she often didn't have the “right” qualifications and her criminal record got in the way.

Read more about this success 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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