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Have Your Say on Housing and Homelessness

Residents and community partners are invited to join one of two large consultation sessions to learn about the Plan and have their say on the next 5 years of housing and homelessness planning in the City and County of Peterborough. If you are interested in attending either the full day or evening consultation please RSVP through Eventbrite by clicking on the date you are interested in, November 23rd full Day or November 28th evening.

As many may already know, we are reviewing the 10-year Housing and Homelessness Plan and want to hear from you. What is working for you? What is not working? What needs to change? If you are interested in "Having Your Say" please be sure to fill out the online survey. Survey deadline is December 15th, if you would like to be included in the preliminary results presentation on November 23rd and 28th please complete the survey no later than November 15th. If you would like more information regarding the plan and events please visit Have Your Say

Remembrance Day

Please note Social Services will be closed Monday November 12, 2018 in recognition of Remembrance Day, but will reopen Tuesday November 13, 2018 at 8:15 a.m.

Postal Strike Update

Ontario Works clients and vendors can continue to pick up your cheques at 178 Charlotte St. Peterborough, however all deposit statements and letters will be mailed unless other arrangements have been made. We will continue to update you throughout this postal disruption.

Don't feel comfortable using the internet for your job search?

Peterborough Employment Resource Centre (PERC) is now offering Tech Help Tuesdays. Every Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. in the Peterborough Employment Resource Centre. 

Please see flyer for further details and incentives.

A Roof Over My Head

From March 20 - 23, 2018 over 80 volunteers conducted a homelessness count in Peterborough City and County. For more information or to better understand the needs of people experiencing homelessness, check out a summary of the results or view the full report "A Roof Over My Head". 

Changes to your Ontario Works Statement of Assistance

Beginning in August 2018 family members eligible for Ontario Works will be listed on your monthly Statement of Assistance, to help loved ones receive community supports like bus passes. Also in August, you can begin to use your Ontario Health card to access health benefits like eye exams and prescription drugs. Paper cards will no longer be issued. For more information read the Ministry's fact sheet.

Income Reporting Changes

Starting in May, your income reporting statement will look different. If you have earnings to report, you will only need to report your gross and net pays. For more details please read the Ministry Fact Sheet.

New Ontario Works Changes

Included in the 2018 budget are new increases to these Discretionary Benefits effective January 2018:

  • The maximum payment for upper or lower dentures has increased from $750 to $850
  • The maximum payment towards adult vision care (frames and lenses) has increased from $250 to $350

What's New at Social Services

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Information about getting bank accounts set up for DBD

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Client Advisory Group information poster

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Community Information

Wellness Activity Calendar

Each month the Canadian Mental Health Association runs valuable programs to help people live life fully with an emphasis on well being.

On the Job Club

Are you struggling with difficult challenges or people at work? Would you like to talk about it and learn better ways to respond? On the Job Club can help you tap into your "best self" when facing conflict and difficult work situations.

Expressive Arts Group

12 session Expressive Arts Group for female survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

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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.

Share your experience with our greater community and check back to see your contributions published on our website.

All submissions are strictly anonymous.

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