Information & Resources

Peterborough is home to many non-profit organizations that support the physical, mental and social well being of our community.

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Children & Family Services

Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance

This Canadian not-for-profit association has an alliance of medical and healthcare professionals supporting people with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder.

Community Living Peterborough

Providing a wide range of services to people living with a developmental disability and their families so that they may enjoy meaningful lives through connection, contribution, and choice.

Five Counties

Helping children with physical, communication, and developmental problems. This can include adolescents and their families.

Partners in Pregnancy Clinic

Providing safe, patient-centered care based on respect and collaboration, building on your confidence at each visit, and supporting you and your community.

Peterborough Child & Family Centres

A registered, charitable, non-profit organization that provides information and support to expectant parents, families with young children and child care providers living in the County and City of Peterborough.

YES Shelter

Helping youth and families in Peterborough lead full and positive lives by providing shelter, education and transitional supports

Consumer Safety Guide

Consumer Safety Guide is here to help inform the general public of the risks some products, devices, and drugs have on consumers.

House & Financials

Community Counselling & Resource Centre

Providing professional, caring services that make a positive and lasting different in people’s lives within the community.

Low-Income Senior and Low-Income Property Tax Assistance Applications

Applications are available for the City of Peterborough Low-Income Senior and Low-Income Property Tax Assistance Program. Qualifying applicants will receive a $400 tax credit on their tax accounts.  View the website for qualifications and the application.   

Website: https://www.peterborough.ca/en/news/low-income-senior-and-low-income-property-tax-assistance-applications.aspx

Dental Care for Low-Income Seniors

Learn how to access free, routine dental care for eligible seniors 65 years or older, through the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program. The program is designed to support low-income seniors.

Website: https://www.ontario.ca/page/dental-care-low-income-seniors

Indigenous Services

NiijKiwendidaa Anishnaabekwewag Services

Providing life skills for self-care, connection to cultural identity, self-confidence building, stress management, and much more. 

Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre

Proving service such as prenatal and family support, youth council, health, healing, cultural resource program, and more. 

Kagita Mikam: Aboriginal Employment & Training

Extending employment and training services to all eligible Aboriginal peoples within the catchment area.

Curve Lake First Nation

Supporting the community and sharing information on services, history, culture, history and more.

Hiawatha First Nation

Located on the north shore of Rice Lake east of the Otanbee River.

Metis Nation of Ontario

The statement also affirms that the MNO was created to represent Métis people and communities in Ontario that are a part of the Métis Nation.

Naagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag

Proving holistic services to honour and support children, families, communities, and Nations to sustain a strong, healthy, and balanced foundation for life.

Lovesick Lake Native Women’s Association

Founded in 1982 by a group of local women inspired by the overwhelming need for services in their community.

Medical Website

Living Well with COPD

Providing a series of eight learning videos is the perfect solution for those who want to know how to live better with COPD on a day-to-day basis.

Transgender Resources

A summary of resources with accompanying summaries of services and/or programs.

Medical Library Association

How do you know the medical information you are searching is completely right? Sometimes it’s hard to tell. The Medical Library Association has pages upon pages of reliable and accurate information.

Website: www.mlanet.orhttp://www.mlanet.org/page/find-good-health-information 

Mental Health & Addictions

Bounce Back Program:

BounceBack® is a free skill-building program designed to help youth and adults (15+) manage symptoms of mild to moderate depression and anxiety. Participants learn skills to help combat unhelpful thinking, manage worry and anxiety, and become more active and assertive. Visit Bounce Back Ontario (link) for more information. The BounceBack® program provides you with many self help tools. By watching the videos found in the link below, you will develop strategies to feel better.

To access the videos, use your personal email and this password: bbtodayon

Canadian Mental Health Association – Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge

Providing services and supports that residents require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration.

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 686868 in Canada to connect with a trained responder. Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis, connecting people in crisis to trained Crisis Responders.

Four Counties Crisis Program

Providing a continuum of comprehensive crisis response services to individuals with a serious mental illness, mental health concerns, and individuals in crisis.

Fourcast

A community addiction treatment agency offering professional counselling services for anyone concerned about substance use or problem gambling, whether it is for them or someone they care about.

Nutrition Resources

From Soup to Tomatoes

Providing you with videos on aerobic exercise and resistance training to keep you healthy.

Unlock Food (formerly Eat Right Ontario)

Brought to you by Registered Dietitians. This website provides information on nutrition, food, and healthy eating. You can also access healthy recipes with content supplied by trusted dietitians.

Older Adult Resources

Age Well Ontario

This website will provide seniors, age 65 and older, with a variety of programs and services that are available to help then lead a healthy, active, and engaged life.

Community Care Peterborough

A local non-profit organization providing essential services to seniors (65+) and adults with physical challenges.

Age Friendly Peterborough Plan

Our communities are aging. In Peterborough, individuals over the age of 65 account for over 20% of our regional population. The shift towards an older population will have profound implications for individuals, families, and communities. With this shift also comes opportunity for community building and social development.

Elder Abuse Ontario

The Elder Abuse Ontario is a provincial, charitable, non-profit organization focused on supporting the implementation of the Ontario Strategy to Combat Elder Abuse. The following is further information about the Elder Abuse Network:

Epilepsy Peterborough and Area

Epilepsy Peterborough & Area has been providing education and support services in the greater Peterborough community for 30 years, operating from a drop-in style office located in the Charlotte Mews in downtown Peterborough.

Ontario Caregiver Coalition 

A number of different organizations, groups, and websites exist in Ontario that can provide support and resources for family caregivers. Below is a list of starting points that family caregivers can contact to inquire about local services or to find peer support. 

The Change Foundation Report

The second annual Spotlight on Ontario’s Caregivers report builds on the inaugural 2018 report and for the first time demonstrates trends in the caregiver experience in Ontario. We are pleased to release this report in collaboration with the Ontario Caregiver Organization on the state of caregiving in Ontario.

Other Local Resources & Service

Peterborough Athletics Concussion Awareness (PACA)

PACA was formed in April 2019 under the leadership of the Peterborough Family Health Team and Peterborough Public Health to increase awareness to protect athletes from concussion related harms.  Members consist of Trent University, Fleming College, Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, Peterborough Victoria Northumberland Clarington Catholic District School Board, Lakefield College, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Peterborough City, CMHA, Brain Injury Association of Peterborough, Dr. Steph Dallaire, Dr. Joan Himann and is funded by GPHSF, Your Family Health Team Foundation and H.O.P.E.

  • For resources, courses, and subscribe to the newsletter, visit the PACA website.

Cannabis Information (provided by Peterborough Public Health)

If you are looking for information on cannabis and your health, Peterborough Public Health has created a resource to answer your questions

Cardiac Rehab Alumni

The Cardiac Rehab Alumni Group is a local peer support group made up of people who have participated in a cardiac rehabilitation program. Spouses and life partners who are critical to supporting heart patients are also active members of our group .

Website: https://cardiorehabgrads.com/

From Patients Who Know: A Hospital Handbook

This handbook acts as a travel guide for patients in the hospital.

From People Who Know: An Insider’s Guide to Ontario Works

A handbook to humanize the experience of being on social assistance and filled with practical tips, tools and strategies.

Health Link – Peterborough

Health care providers in Ontario are working together to advance the planning of healthcare services for high-need patients. These ‘high-need’ patients may have many health conditions and see many health care providers; this can be overwhelming. Learn more by visiting the Health Links Peterborough page.

Hospice Peterborough

Guided by a philosophy of compassion, respect and autonomy, the organization’s team of specially trained staff and volunteers work together to care for the whole person, improve quality of life and enhance comfort.

Ontario Caregiver

Focusing on raising awareness of the caregiving role, connecting caregivers to inform and supports and helping to bridge the services available to all caregivers.

Palliative Care Community Team (PCCT)

Hospice Peterborough is a local organization offering companionship, respite care and emotional support to people and their family/caregivers dealing with a life-threatening illness. At Hospice Peterborough, the Palliative Care Community Team (PCCT) funding has allowed an enhancement of existing client services.

PARN

Providing compassionate and confidential support to people who are living with and affected by HIV and/or AIDS in the City of Peterborough.

Peterborough 360 Degree Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic

Offering a wide variety of client focused, high quality health and community support services providing accessible primary health care to families and individuals of all ages within Peterborough city and county who are not attached to a family doctor.

Peterborough Public Health

Providing residents with efficient community health programs.

Peterborough Regional Health Centre

The local hospital of Peterborough and region.

Smokers Helpline

Smokers’ Helpline provides you with a Quit Coach who will work one-on-one with you to help create a quit plan that works for you.

Survivor Toolkit

The survivor toolkit is a video series and website developed for survivors of sexual violence and for the people who are supporting them. The project of the Peterborough Police Service was funded through the Ontario government and designed through a multi-sector partnership of community services, health, and criminal justice organizations to build an evidence-based, trauma-informed and empathetic response for victims and survivors of sexual violence and harassment.

Telecare Distress Centre of Peterborough

This is a free, anonymous and strictly confidential 24-hour call line for people in need of a friendly person who will listen. They give callers the renewed courage they need to cope with life’s many hardships.

YWCAs START program

START helps women quickly gather reliable information from as many as 12 local agencies at one central location (YWCA at 216 Simcoe Street) every Monday. Once equipped with the right resources and support, women can make better-informed decisions based on their personal situations.

Support Groups

Cardiac Rehab Alumni

The Cardiac Rehab Alumni Group is a peer support group made up of people who have participated in a cardiac rehabilitation program.

Technology & Search Engines

Central East Healthline

The Central East Healthline provides patients with a wealth of knowledge related to health care and social services. With different ways to search, you’re sure to find the provider or organization you are looking for.

Choosing Wisely Mobile Application 

This mobile app aims to promote conversations between health care provider and patient by helping patients choose care that is supported by by evidence, free from harm, and truly necessary.

Health Quality Ontario

A Patient Guide for going home from the hospital: questions for you and your caregivers to ask your care team as you get ready to leave the hospital.

Ontario 211

Connect with the right information and services by visiting Ontario 211. This website is connect to a great amount of organization to provide residents with the information they are looking for.

Patient Education

The College of Family Physicians of Canada provide patients with reliable resources on health related topics.

Practical Apps

Do you ever ask yourself which phone app is the best to download? Did you ever wonder what experts think? The Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) has been working with clinicians to review the phone apps that are out there.

These reviews will answer question you have, and will direct you to the best app for your healthcare need.

System at a Glance

The Patient Advisors Network provides you with information on the Canadian and Ontario health care systems.