As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Community Foundation staff and volunteers are hearing about the urgent needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents and organizations. As we find useful sources of information, we’re sharing them to this page.
Updated as of April 2, 2020
RESOURCES FOR RESIDENTS
Government of Canada COVID-19 information, benefits and services The Government of Canada has also developed a COVID-19 app – letting you receive the latest updates, trusted resources, and self-assess your symptoms
As of March 30, 2020, Community Care Peterborough is still offering a limited number of community support programs. For example, Meals on Wheels (hot and frozen meal delivery), grocery delivery, Friendly Visiting (by telephone), Home First (supporting individuals discharged from hospital), transportation services, etc. Click here for a complete list of available services. To arrange a service, call 705-742-7067.
The Federal Government has announced COVID-19-related funding for practical services for seniors (delivery of items and personal outreach) – to be coordinated in partnership with local United Ways.
Health & Wellness
Telecare Peterborough is a free, anonymous and strictly confidential 24-hour call line for people in need of a friendly person who will listen. Phones are answered by volunteers who are good listeners, enjoy talking to people and are trained to handle crisis situations.
Kids Help Phone: Canada’s only 24/7, national support service – offering offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French.
RESOURCES FOR CHARITIES AND NON-PROFITS