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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.


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.

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.

Enbridge Home Winterproofing

Home Winterproofing Program provides free energy upgrades for income-eligible families and tenants living in qualifying homes.

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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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