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Temporary Phone Service Interruption

Please note the Social Services Division telephone answering system will be offline Sunday April 29th from noon until 7:30 a.m on Monday April 30, 2018. For after hours emergency help with shelter please call 705-740-6222 or visit the After Hours web page for more information.

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.

Tax Time is Here Again!

Could you use some help filing new or old tax returns? If your income is less than $40,000 in 2017 or $30,000 previously, then you can get free help doing your taxes. Volunteer tax clinics are being set up throughout Peterborough City and County to help. Have a look at the Volunteer Tax Clinic Schedule and see what works for you!

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

Jobs IconHealth Cards Required for Drug Benefit Program

As of December 1st, clients are now required to have an Ontario Health Card to access pharmaceutical drugs in Ontario.

Jobs Icon2016 Client Survey Report

This report is now available! You provided your feedback, and we thank you!

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City of Peterborough Social Services Division putting out Proposals for art work for office

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Community Information

Funding Ideas for Child Care in Ontario

Discussion of plans to get community to discuss possible ideas for child care ideas for new budget from the community

Service Information Fair

Who's supporting families in Peterborough City/County? Find out at the Fall Service Fair November 8, 2017

Warming Room Gearing Up

Warming room gets ready to relocate to 175 Murray Street for the season as of December 1, 2017. New hours are from 9:30 p.m. to 9 a.m.

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What's New on the Website

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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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