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Division Day Closure

Please note the Social Services Division will be closed on Wednesday March 20, 2019 for staff training and will re-open Thursday March 21, 2019 at 8:15 a.m. For after hours emergencies relating to shelter please call 705-926-0096.

Access Ontario Works Online

Looking for a way to access your Ontario Works information? Now you can register Online for "MyBenefits" to do things like check your payment history, report employment income or address changes, and see all letters in the past 12 months. ​To learn more check out the MyBenefits brochure or contact your Case Manager or Employment Counsellor for help.

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Helping with money for housing, food & some personal needs.




Support for child care, wage enhancement & special needs funding.


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Assistance with job searching & skills building.


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Providing emergency shelter and financial supports.


Caring for our community

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Unlocking Hope Series

New Beginnings

This is the story of a recent graduate from the Personal Support Worker program, in her own words. "Picture this. You're a young mom [and] didn't qualify for EI. I had no choice, but to sign up for Ontario assistance. I wasn’t overly thrilled, but was overly nervous. Once I had my appointment I heard about the courses they offered and signed myself up for the PSW course. "

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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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