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.

Please contact us with any resources you’d like to share. Remember, you can donate to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund here.

Updated as of April 2, 2020



211 Ontario: our primary source of information on government and community-based social services

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

World Health Organization COVID-19 Pandemic Information

Community/neighbourly support

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.

Financial support

Emergency financial assistance for Peterborough City & County residents

Federal economic support for individuals

City residents can defer property tax payments without penalty


Kawartha Food Share is coordinating food programs and food banks; food cupboards are maintaining services

City of Peterborough website has good information about emergency food services in the region

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.

YWCA crisis and support services for women and the people who love and support them

Peterborough Public Health COVID-19 page


City and County of Peterborough Housing and Shelter Supports


Peterborough Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Business Resource Portal

Imagine Canada COVID-19 Portal

Electric City Culture Council (EC3) COVID-19 Bulletins (supports for arts & culture sector)