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We want to hear from you!

What you think is important to us, so we want you to fill out a voluntary survey telling us what you think.  Our Client Survey will be opening on September 5, 2018. Please complete the survey by October 5, 2018. Your survey responses are confidential and anonymous. To complete the survey online please go HERE

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

Expressive Arts Group

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

Healthy Relationship and Sexuality

20-week Healthy Relationship and Sexuality group for persons with intellectual disabilities.

Caring for the Caregiver Support Group

Are you caring for someone, but need care yourself? We can help!

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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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