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Community Wellbeing Survey is Now Closed

The Community Well Being Survey is now closed, but please sign up for email updates to get a copy of the report and join in upcoming events about next steps. Visit the Community Wellbeing Plan online at www.peterborough.ca/ptbowellbeing

Art at Social Services

Are you a local artist? Check out the call for art to be displayed at Social Services. For more details or to participate read the Call for Proposal.

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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

Poverty is Soul Crushing

I found myself using all the resources I could muster to keep myself going. It was with great unease that I went to the Ontario Works office hoping they could help. When I entered the first floor I was immediately overwhelmed. What was I going to ask for? Who do I talk to? Will they judge me? Oh my god I just wanted to run out of there. But, then this pleasant woman, who seemed to sense my impending melt down, came out from behind the counter and gently moved me to a quiet area and said the most amazing thing. "It will be alright...how can I help you?"

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Share your story. Share Hope!

We all have a story and our experiences have value, power and influence when shared. Would you be interested in anonymously sharing your experience, thoughts or story with our greater community? We are inviting members of our client community to share their story and share hope, understanding and change. All submissions are strictly anonymous.





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Share your story. Share Hope!

We all have a story and our experiences have value, power and influence when shared. We are inviting members of our client community to share their story and share hope, understanding and change. Submissions are strictly anonymous.

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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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