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Free Tax Clinic

Social Services is pleased to host a second tax clinic Wednesday June 7, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. to assist Social Services clients with filing a tax return. If you haven't filed your tax return in a while, volunteers from Happy Wanderers will be available to help and can assist you with getting missing information like T4's and previous address information. If this sounds like it could benefit you speak to your case manager or employment counsellor about being referred. The clinic will be held within the Social Services Division.

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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

New Beginnings

This is the story of a recent graduate from the Personal Support Worker program, in her own words. "Picture this. You're a young mom [and] didn't qualify for EI. I had no choice, but to sign up for Ontario assistance. I wasn’t overly thrilled, but was overly nervous. Once I had my appointment I heard about the courses they offered and signed myself up for the PSW course. "

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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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