Community Services - Organizational Structure


Sheldon Laidman

Community Services Commissioner

Sheldon Laidman

705-742-7777 ext. 1822

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The Community Services department includes various divisions and activities including:

  • Social Services
  • Arts and Heritage
  • Peterborough Public Library
  • Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre
  • Arenas
  • Recreation programming
  • Peterborough Museum and Archives
  • Art Gallery of Peterborough

Social Services

Social Services activities include employment services, financial assistance, housing, shelter services, children and family services, and community development.

Social Services Director

Rebecca Morgan-Quin

Phone: 705-748-8830 ext. 3770

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Arts, Culture and Heritage Director

Karen Rennie

705-742-7777 ext. 1442

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Arena Division

Our Arena Division includes the community arenas - the Healthy Planet Arena and the Kinsmen Civic Centre - as well as the City's major event and sport facility, the Peterborough Memorial Centre.

Arena Director

Sue Warrington

705-742-7777 ext. 2421

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Sue Warrington

Recreation and Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre

The Recreation Division includes activities such as recreation programming and camps, sport field permitting, the Peterborough Marina, Downtown Youth Space, the Peterborough Youth Council, as well as special events.


The Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre offers an aquatic centre, a fitness centre, multi-purpose rooms and gymnasiums along with programming and drop-in activities for a wide range of fitness levels and interests.

Recreation Services Director

Rob McAulay

705-742-7777 ext. 2204

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