"Working together to provide & promote the development
               of Social Services & Community Partnerships
       a caring, responsive & respectful way for the
           well-being of our community."

Serving Peterborough City & County
Ontario Works Rate Changes

Starting November 1, 2015 the Ontario Works basic needs and shelter amount will be changing for both families and single people with no kids.  For more information on the change please view our Flyer

Meet Your Needs Events

Do you need a winter coat, boots or clothing?  Come out to one of our events in the county.  Upcoming events taking place in Selwyn, Apsley, Keene and Millbrook.


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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

Canadian Art Flies

Unlocking Hope Series:

Canadian Art Flies

Self employment can be challenging, but the Social Services Division in conjunction with the Community Futures Development Corporation Northumberland offer supports for success!

Teresa Mailath, entrepreneur and small business owner of Canadian Art Flies has turned her business dreams into a reality! Canadian Art Flies, a uniquely local business is the result of Teresa's hobby for making fishing fly creations into a successful enterprise where her product is sold globally. She hand ties individual pieces of art as gifts, decorations and even to be given as awards and trophies.

Find out more about this artist

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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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