Community Links

The following is an alphabetical directory of helpful Internet resources. If you have links to resources that are not included here, please contact us and we will make an effort to update this page.

  1. 211
    • 211 is the source Canadians trust when seeking information and services to deal with life’s challenges. 211’s award-winning telephone helpline (2-1-1) and website provide a gateway to community, social, non-clinical health and related government services. 211 helps to navigate the complex network of human services quickly and easily, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 100 languages.
    • 211 connects people to the right information and services, strengthens Canada’s health and human services.
  2. Access Community Services  
    • Access has worked together to facilitate the community’s inclusion and support adults with developmental disabilities as valued participating citizens of the community.
  3. Accessible Education Services, Fleming College
    • Providing students with disabilities with the academic accommodations they need to level the playing field and eliminate barriers and the services they need to build skills, strategies and resources to make the most of college.
  4. ACE Advocacy Centre for the Elderly
    • ACE provides direct legal services to low-income seniors, public legal education, and engages in law reform activities. 
  5. Adult Protective Services (APS)



    Adult Protective Services provides case management and advocacy support to adults who are developmentally disabled. The goal of the program is to assist adults with developmental disabilities who are living on their own in the community without significant and/or appropriate supports to live as independently and safely as possible.


  6. Age-Friendly Peterborough  
    • A community-based collaborative that brings together local governments, First Nations, organizations, businesses, and older adult residents with the goal of building a more inclusive, respectful, and accessible community for our ageing population.
  7. Alcoholics Anonymous
  8. Alternatives Community Program Centre   (ACPC)
    • ACPC provide opportunities and outcomes for learning and skill development in the areas of employment, volunteerism, recreation and community connections for people with developmental disabilities and other exceptionalities in Peterborough City and County.
  9. Array Services   
    • Array serves adults who demonstrate a developmental disability and who are Deaf, non-verbal or hard-of-hearing. 
  10. Arthritis Society, Central East, Peterborough
    • Provides general information to the public and supports, assessment and treatment to individuals affected by arthritis. 
    • Offers occupational therapy services in a clinic environment and through the home, workplace and school visits as required
  11. Autism Ontario 
    • Autism Ontario is the leading source of information and referral on autism and one of the largest collective voices representing the autism community.
  12. Alzheimer’s Society of Peterborough and Area
    • The Alzheimer Society can help you by providing information, resources, education, and support. 
  13. A Way Home Peterborough
    • A Way Home Peterborough’s core values are an inclusive, youth-centred approach to addressing youth homelessness whose growth is guided by community collaboration. 
  14. Bereaved Families of Ontario
    • Bereaved Families is dedicated to bereavement support through self-help and mutual aid.

  15. Brain Injury Association of Peterborough Region (BIAPR)
    • BIAPR provides supports to a clientele with diverse and complex needs.  Community support services offer assistance in planning for living arrangements, support for independent living, referrals to other services and ABI Adult Day Services. Services are provided to support individuals that are able to live independently, or are being supported by family in the community. 
  16. Brock Mission
    • Endeavours to provide emergency crisis shelter, food, clothing and support to those in our community who find themselves in need, and to provide links with existing community services.
  17. Canadian Cancer Society Peterborough
    • Services:  Cancer Information, Peer Support, Community Services Locator,, Smokers Helpline, Transportation
  18. Canadian Council of the Blind  (CCB)
    • CCB brings together people with vision loss. Membership provides inclusion, purpose, fellowship and social interaction with peers who understand and support each person’s unique strengths and abilities.
  19. Canadian Down Syndrome Society
    • Up-to-date information for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, educators, caregivers, and professionals
  20. Canadian Hearing Society
    • Provider of services, products, and information that remove barriers to communication, advance hearing health, and promote equity for people who are culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing. 
  21. Canadian Mental Health Association
    • Consumers receive services that will allow them to increase their ability to live quality lives and develop their own support system. Supports include crisis intervention, identifying goals, mental health support and discharge planning.
  22. Canadian National Institute for the Blind
    • If you have low vision, learning to use the sight you have left can be life-changing.   Services offered: 

      • Provide a functional vision assessment designed for people with low vision

      • Explain eye diseases and how they affect vision in an easy-to-understand way.

      • Teach techniques for maximizing eyesight, like how to use lighting and contrast .

      • Give one-on-one instruction on helpful sight-enhancing devices, like specialty magnifiers.

  23. Canadian Red Cross

  24. Camp Kawartha
  25. Caremobile – County of Peterborough
    • Trained staff provide daily door to door service to offer rural transportation to residents of the County of Peterborough. Service is available to individuals with physical challenges who cannot access conventional transportation.
    • A flat rate fee is paid by the client. Attendants may ride free of charge. This service is supported by the County of Peterborough, the Central East LHIN and individual donations.
    • To register for the service, residents of the County of Peterborough are encouraged to contact their local Community Care Peterborough office. 
  26. Christian Horizons
    • From supporting people who experience disabilities in Canada, to giving children in Ethiopia the chance to overcome a life of poverty, Christian Horizons is there.
  27. Central East Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN)
    • LHIN supports day-to-day interactions and decision making and helps employees and the Board work more effectively together.
  28. Community Care Peterborough
    • Services:  Meals on Wheels, Transportation, Help and support at home,  Health & Wellness, Hospital to Home, Home Safety, Social & Diner Events, Community Resource Directory
  29. Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough
    • The Foundation partners with donors to make key investments in community vitality, directing funding to projects that support the long-term well-being of the City and County of Peterborough.  
  30. Community Healthy Relations
  31. Community Living Peterborough
    • CLP strives to inspire respect and equality for people living with a developmental disability by promoting community knowledge, organizational excellence and individual quality of life.
  32. Community Counselling and Resource Centre (CCRC) 
    • Credit Counselling, Employment Assistance, Housing Resource Centre, Professional Counselling.
  33. Community Integration through Cooperative Education, Fleming College
    • The Community Integration through Cooperative Education (CICE) program is a two-year program designed to provide individuals with exceptionalities and other significant learning challenges opportunity to experience college life and enhance their academic and vocational skills with modified programming and support from Integration Facilitators.
  34. Courage Canada  
    • Provides the opportunity for visually impaired youth to learn, develop and enjoy the game of hockey in a safe and fun environment such as skating and skills development camps as well as structured games
  35. CrimeStoppers, Peterborough & Northumberland
    • Crime Stoppers is a community-based program that brings local citizens, the media and the police together in partnership to solve a crime. This is accomplished by offering cash rewards and guaranteeing anonymity to persons who furnish information leading to the arrest of or laying of charges against criminal offenders.
  36. Crossroads Shelter
    • 24-hour emergency shelter, meals and support for women and children fleeing abuse of any kind (physical, emotional, sexual or financial), 365 days a year.
  37. DeafBlind Ontario Services
    • DeafBlind Ontario Services supports individuals who are deafblind to live and thrive within the community.
  38. Easter Seals Society
    • Easter Seals Ontario provides programs and services to children and youth with physical disabilities across Ontario to help them achieve greater independence, accessibility and integration.
    • Other Services: Financial Assistance, Summer Camps,  Scholarship,  Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Parent Resource Information Awareness and Public Education Incontinence Supplies Grant Program.
  39. Elder Abuse Ontario Hotline
    • Need Help Now?  Call the SENIORS SAFETY LINE1-866-299-1011
  40. Elizabeth Fry Society
    • Services include group programming and individual counselling within a low barrier community agency:  Anger Solutions, Wellness and Self-Esteem, Healthy Relationships, Substance Abuse Program, Women and Integrity Shoplifting program and Financial Literacy.  Group programming and individual support to women incarcerated at the Central East Correctional Centre. 
  41. Employment, Planning and Counselling, Peterborough
    • Employment Planning & Counselling-Peterborough is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that aims to provide superior career development and employment-related programs and services.
  42. Five Counties Children’s Centre
    • identifies children’s needs earlier and gets them the right help sooner;
    • coordinates service planning for children with multiple or complex special needs; and
    • makes rehabilitation services more seamless from birth through the school years.
  43. Fleming Crew Employment Centre
    • Services for Job Seekers:  Resumes and Cover letters that target the jobs you want.  Free employment counselling: Career planning and training options

      Resource Centres in Haliburton and Peterborough, where you will find useful tools and information. Use our computers, phone, fax and copier for your job search.

  44. Fourcast
    • Fourcast offers various programs and services to meet your needs or the needs of someone you care about. Counselling and Group Services, Gambling Concerns?  Are you pregnant or parenting children? Opioid Concerns?
  45. Friends Peterborough
    • FRIENDS Peterborough is a humanitarian not-for-profit charitable organization which offers help, hope and a “hand up” to those in need.  Services: to provide a listening ear, a compassionate heart and then a referral to the appropriate agency which can, when contacted, provide the help needed.
  46. Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit
    • The staff of health professionals work together to provide programs, services and resources designed to create healthier communities and healthier residents.
  47. Heads Up for Inclusion  (HUI)
    • HUI promotes and encourages connections leading to the development of permanency in relationships, so any individual facing barriers to inclusion can participate more fully in the life of their community (Peterborough City and County).
  48. Hospice Peterborough  
    • Hospice connects you with many services that you will find helpful – wellness programs, support groups, the chance to connect with others going through the same situation.
  49. Job Quest
    • Bringing together people who are looking for work and employers who need trained, skilled workers. Job Quest serves the City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton County, North Durham & South Simcoe.
  50. John Howard Society 
    • To help reduce the incidence of criminal behaviour through prevention, support, counselling, courses and programs and to better understand and cope with the criminal justice system.
  51.  Junior Achievement Canada, Peterborough, Lakeland, Muskoka
    • JA-PLM has been offering Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurial and Workplace Readiness education to students in an area that stretches from the Grey-Bruce Peninsula to the Quebec border. 
  52. Housing Resource Centre
    • HRC provides assistance to anyone in Peterborough City and County who is homeless, at risk of homelessness, or experiencing housing instability.
  53. Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society
    • Foster, Adoption and child protection
  54. Kawartha Participation Project Peterborough  
    • KPP provides self-directed support, complex care, and affordable housing for people with diverse needs to live independently in their home and achieve their goals. Specializing in activities of daily living for people with physical disabilities. 
  55. Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre
    • A not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to supporting those affected by sexual violence. Services: individual counselling, group counselling and workshops, peer support, public education and professional training. 
  56. Kids Help Line 
    • Need help now? You can reach a Kids Help Phone counsellor 24/7 at 1-800-668-6868.
  57. Kinark Child and Family Services  
    • Kinark is a leading provider of services and supports for children and youth with complex needs and their families. Services are provided in the areas of Child and Youth Mental Health, Autism and Forensic Mental Health/Youth Justice.
  58. Law Society Referral Service (LSRS)
    • LSRS fills an important community need by connecting people looking for legal assistance with a lawyer or paralegal. If you’re looking for a lawyer referral service or paralegal referral service, LSRS can help. For anything from dealing with a traffic ticket to buying your first home, you can find a legal representative with LSRS.
  59. Legal Aid Ontario
    • Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) provides legal services for financially-eligible, low-income Ontarians in the following areas: domestic violence, family law, immigration and refugee law and criminal law.
  60. March of Dimes
    • To create a society inclusive of people with physical disabilities.To maximize independence, personal empowerment and community participation of people with physical disabilities. 
  61. My Canada Includes Me
    • Federal Accessibility Legislation Alliance (FALA) from the Government of Canada, ensures that over 10 months (May 2018-March 2019), not-for-profit organizations across Canada will work together, and with the Government of Canada, to improve Bill C-81: the proposed Accessible Canada Act. 
  62. New Canadians Centre
    • We strive to empower immigrants and refugees to become full and equal members of Canadian society and to provide community leadership to ensure cultural integration in a welcoming community.
  63. Nogojlwanong Friendship Centre  
    • The Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre strives to enhance the quality of life for Aboriginal People in the City of Peterborough.
  64. Ontario Trillium Drug Program (OTP)
    • If you have a disability and need help with your living expenses, you may be eligible for the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).ODSP offers:
      • financial assistance to help you and your family with essential living expenses
      • benefits, for you and your family, including prescription drugs and vision care
      • help to find and keeping a job, and advancing your career
  65. Ontario Disability Support Program

    • If you have a disability and need help with your living expenses, you may be eligible for the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).ODSP offers:

      • financial assistance to help you and your family with essential living expenses

      • benefits, for you and your family, including prescription drugs and vision care

      • help to find and keeping a job, and advancing your career.

  66. Ontario Works

    • Ontario Works helps people who are in financial need. It offers two types of assistance:
        • health benefits for clients and their families.
        • Financial assistance, income support to help with the costs of basic needs, like food, clothing and shelter.
      • Employment assistance to help clients find, prepare for and keep a job. This assistance may include:
          • workshops on resume writing and interviewing
          • job counselling
          • job-specific training
          • access to basic education, so clients can finish high school or improve their language skills
  67. People First Peterborough
    • An advocacy group of community-minded people living with developmental disabilities. We want to be known as people first before the disability we have been labelled with.
  68. Peterborough Accessibility Advisory Committee

    • The Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) advises and assists Council and staff in promoting and facilitating accessible City goods, services and facilities. This is achieved through the review of municipal policies, programs and services and the identification, removal and prevention of barriers faced by people with disabilities. 
  69. Peterborough Aids Resource Network (PARN)
    • PARN – Your Community AIDS Resource Network is a community-based agency providing support and health promotion for people living with or affected by HIV and/or AIDS. PARN provides education for people at risk for HIV and awareness of AIDS issues to the broader community.  Confidentiality Assured.

  70. Peterborough Alternative & Continuing Education (PACE)
    • PACEis a high school within the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. Our goal is to help students graduate high school and achieve a successful transition to college or work.

    • Who is eligible?  Anyone 16 years of age or older and living in the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board boundaries is eligible. Its broad and flexible programming is ideal for anyone.

  71. Peterborough Community Legal Centre
    • PCLC is a community legal clinic dedicated to providing free legal services to low-income residents of Peterborough City and County. 
  72. Peterborough County Accessibility  (ACC)
    • The AAC provides guidance on accessibility issues that will help people of all abilities access opportunities within the County and its surrounding municipalities.
  73. Peterborough and District Special Olympics
    •  Dedicated to enriching the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.
    • A variety of sports and events opportunities throughout the year.
  74. Peterborough Elder Abuse Prevention Network (PEAPN)
    • If you are an older adult experiencing abuse, please know that you are not alone and that no form of abuse is acceptable. Please also be aware that:  Abuse is not your fault, nor is it a way of life, religion or culture. You have the right to live free from fear and harm. 
  75. Peterborough Family Resource Centre  
    • Where children, families and caregivers connect for fun, friendship, and support.
  76. Peterborough Native Learning Centre
    • Peterborough Native Learning Program has acquired some new interactive programs to assist you with enhancing or upgrading your English and literacy skills.   
  77. Peterborough Newcomers Club  
    • Connect with others to learn about the community. Locate local resources. meet others with common interests. Or experiencing a significant life change (such as retirement, divorce, widowed).
  78. Peterborough Partnership Council on Immigration Integration
    • Promotes,  advances and supports coordinated immigrant integration in the Peterborough area.  
  79. Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network (PVVN)
    • PVVN is a network of community groups, agencies, and individuals who are concerned about the impacts of poverty in our community. We strive to break the cycle of poverty by working collaboratively to empower people and create policy change.
  80. Peterborough Public Health  
    • Programs and services ranging from healthy eating workshops, poverty reduction initiatives to controlling infectious disease outbreaks, water safety and oral health and sexual health clinic services.
  81. Peterborough & Region Post Polio Support Group
    • Provides assistance and information for post-polio survivors 
  82. Peterborough Social Services
    • Social Services Division works with individuals and families to advance their goals and ambitions. We do this through:
      • Financial resources
      • Employment planning
      • Childcare
      • Education and training
      • Homelessness prevention
      • Community partnerships
  83. Peterborough Transit
    • We serve the City of Peterborough, Ontario with regular and Handi-Van transit services. Here, you will find information about Peterborough Transit including routes, schedules, hours of operation and fares.
  84. Peterborough Youth Services  
    • Peterborough Youth Services (PYS) provides counselling and support to young people aged 10 – 18 and their families.
  85. Point In Time 
    • Point in Time Centre for Children, Youth and Parents identifies needs, provides supports and services enabling residents of Haliburton County to function at their highest potential.
  86. Prostate Cancer of Canada, Peterborough  
    • Prostate cancer self-help support group offering monthly meetings providing a forum for personal discussion with others who have or have recovered from prostate cancer 
  87. Rick Hansen Foundation  
    • The Rick Hansen Foundation has been raising awareness, changing attitudes, and breaking down barriers for people with disabilities with our programs and initiatives. With each of these programs and initiatives, we’re working to create an accessible and inclusive world where people with disabilities can live to their full potential.
  88. Schizophrenia Society of Ontario
    • Making a positive difference in the lives of people, families and communities affected by schizophrenia and psychotic illnesses.
  89. Spinal Cord Injury Ontario
    • If you have sustained a spinal cord injury or are a family member of someone who has, you can tap into outstanding support.
  90. Student Accessibility Services, Trent University (SAS)
    • SAS is a team of interdisciplinary professionals who provide support to students with disabilities through one-on-one advising, referrals to campus supports, and adaptive technology. 
  91. Trent Valley Literacy Association
    • Provide quality instruction by skilled instructors and tutors who deliver effective programming that meets the needs, motivations and goals of learners.  One-on-one tutoring, Employment Skills Training and GED information
  92. Tri County Support Services
    • provides community-based specialized clinical and support services to individuals, families, and service providers that contribute to the enhancement of the quality of life and community participation of persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  93. United Senior Citizens of Ontario, Peterborough  
    • Furthers the interests and promotes the happiness and welfare of older adults.  
  94. United Way of Peterborough and District
    • A single donation to United Way Peterborough means you are helping 16 local organizations to create hope and possibility for 60,000 people living in our community.  Life is complicated — for the family living in poverty, the child struggling in school or the person living with a mental illness – there is often no single way to move forward. Our funding provides relief when basic needs such as food or shelter are nowhere to be found while also creating hope by helping job seekers to find work and youth to go on to graduate. 
  95. Veterans Affairs
    • Whether you are a Veteran, still-serving member of the Canadian Armed Forces or the RCMP, or a family member, we have services and benefits just for you.
  96. VON Canada,  PeterborouYMCA of Central East
    • VON serves children and families in schools and neighbourhoods, help families come together, enable individuals to become healthier and help people overcome barriers to employment.
  97. Warming Room
    • The mission of Warming Room Community Ministries (WRCM) is to nurture a community that challenges homelessness, food insecurity, and social exclusion in the City of Peterborough by responding to immediate needs, breaking down barriers amongst us and advocating for systemic change.
  98. YES Shelter for Youth and Families
    • YES, serves youth aged 16-24 and families. We provide emergency shelter, transitional housing, an alternative high school classroom, a food cupboard, and transitional programs.
  99. YMCA of Central East
    • The new “YMCA of Central East Ontario”, serves Belleville, Peterborough, the City of Quinte West and the surrounding communities and towns throughout Hastings and Prince Edward County and the County of Peterborough. Integrating the two YMCAs is a way to serve more children and families in schools and neighbourhoods, help families come together, enable individuals to become healthier and help people overcome barriers to employment.

The Active Together Resource Hub is a work in progress providing a central Web resource where people can access information for persons with disabilities in regards to recreation and sport. This resource covers the area of Peterborough City and County.

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