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One Roof Extended Hours - For Monday June 18th

Due to extreme heat and humidity the One Roof Community Centre will remain open on Monday evening until 9:30pm when the Warming Room opens.

During the day, individuals are encouraged to access public beaches, wading pools and splash pads to keep cool. For more information on these facilities, visit the City of Peterborough Recreation Website.

For more information about Emergency Accommodation options, visit the Emergency Shelter page.

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 you 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

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

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.

Outreach Community Health Clinic

New Outreach Program through VON 360 Degree

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

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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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