Local Organizations


‘Local organizations’ refers to organizations and groups that provide services mainly in the areas that we serve – Peterborough, Haliburton County and the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Alternatives Community Program Services helps people living with developmental disabilities to realize their full potential through employment, volunteerism, recreation and community involvement.

Alzheimer Society of Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland & Haliburton is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

A Place Called Home provides shelter and access to support services for people who are homeless.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes – Haliburton promotes and monitors long-term supportive friendships for children who would benefit from quality relationships with caring adults.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes is dedicated to the personal growth and development of children and youth.

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge provides mental health support and related services in the community.

Casa De Angelae, in partnership with Community Living Trent Highlands, provides a permanent home in Peterborough for women living with developmental disabilities, allowing them to live in a safe, supportive, family environment.

Central East Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) coordinates health care services offered at home, at school and in the community, as well as managing access to supported living programs and long-term care.

Children’s Aid Society (CAS) is mandated ensure that children in our community are safe.

Children’s Services Council facilitates the coordination of services for children and youth who have complex needs and live in the City of Kawartha Lakes or Haliburton.

Christian Horizons works with people living with disabilities to accomplish their goals and nurture communities in which everybody belongs. The Central East District office runs out of Peterborough.

City of Kawartha Lakes

City of Peterborough

Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes provides home support services to seniors and people with special needs.

Community Care Peterborough provides a variety of essential services to seniors as well as adults with physical challenges.

Community Integration through Cooperative Education (CICE) programs give students living with developmental challenges the opportunity to take part in college programs and activities. To find CICE programs in Ontario colleges, click here.

Community Living Campbellford Brighton

Community Living Oshawa Clarington

Community Living West Northumberland

County of Peterborough

Developmental Services Network (DSN) is a group of service providers who work together in the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge district to plan supports for adults living with a developmental disability.

Developmental Services Ontario is the single point of contact for accessing adult developmental services in Ontario.

Down Syndrome Association of Peterborough supports families and persons living with Down syndrome in Peterborough and Northumberland Counties and the City of Kawartha Lakes.

FASD Peterborough serves those living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and their caregivers.

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Five Counties Children’s Centre helps children and teens living with special needs to move and speak better.

Four County Crisis helps people who are experiencing a crisis.

FourInfo.com features a community information database and volunteer opportunities for in Northumberland, Peterborough and Haliburton Counties and the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable home ownership.

Haliburton County

Haliburton County FoodNet works with area food banks to ensure that all members of the community have access to a reliable emergency food source. The website includes a list of local food banks.

Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR) works to prevent illness, protect against disease and promote healthy lifestyles.

Heads Up for Inclusion is a high school inclusion project started by the mother of a child living with a disability and is located in Peterborough.

Job Quest brings together people who are looking for work and employers who need trained, skilled workers. Job Quest is a division of Community Living Trent Highlands.

John Howard Societies of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton and Peterborough offer programs that aim to reduce repeat offences among people who have been in trouble with the law, and to prevent delinquent behaviour among youth who may be at risk of offending.

Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society (CAS) is mandated ensure that children in our community are safe.

Kawartha Food Share (Peterborough City/County), Kawartha Lakes Food Source (City of Kawartha Lakes) and Haliburton County FoodNet work with area food banks to ensure that all members of the community have access to a reliable emergency food source. Each website includes listings of area food banks.

Kawartha Lakes Food Source – see above

Kawartha Participation Projects provides self-directed support, complex care and affordable housing for people with diverse needs so that they can live independently.

Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board serves the Municipality of Clarington, Northumberland County and Peterborough County.

Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre supports those affected by sexual violence and works to influence social change within our community by raising public awareness.

Kerry’s Place Autism Services provides community outreach, psychological, and family support services to people living with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).

Kinark Child and Family Services is a children’s mental health organization providing support to children, youth and families.

Learning Disabilities Association of Peterborough helps people with learning disabilities to be all that they want to be.

Lindsay & District Chamber of Commerce represents more than 600 businesses and associations in the southern half of the City of Kawartha Lakes including Community Living Kawartha Lakes and Job Quest.

Local Health Integration Networks(LHINs), Central East coordinates health care services offered at home, at school and in the community, as well as managing access to supported living programs and long-term care.

Ontario Shores is a public hospital (Whitby, ON) providing a range of specialized assessment and treatmentservices to those living with complex and serious mental illness.

Peterborough Chamber of Commerce advocates on behalf of the Peterborough business community.

Peterborough Communication Support System works to facilitate the social inclusion of non-verbal adults who are living with a developmental disability.

Peterborough Family Resource Centre provides education, support and current information to those who care for children and youth.

Peterborough Public Health

Peterborough Regional Health Centre is a state-of-the-art hospital serving Peterborough and region.

Peterborough Social Planning Council works to build a strong community.

Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland and Clarington Catholic School Board serves Peterborough and Northumberland Counties, the City of Kawartha Lakes and the municipality of Clarington.

Peterborough Youth Services provides counselling and support to young people aged 10 – 18 and their families.

Respiteservices.com gives families online access to agencies and workers providing respite services in Ontario. To access information for the Haliburton/Kawartha/Peterborough/Northumberland area, click here. You can also visit their Facebook page.

Ross Memorial Hospital provides acute care services including emergency, medical and surgical care and related services in Lindsay.

Safe Communities Kawartha Lakes is dedicated to being the safest community in Canada to live, learn, work and play.

Services for Children & Youth in Haliburton County

Services for Children & Youth in the City of Kawartha Lakes

Services for Children & Youth in Peterborough

Tri-County Community Support Services (TCSS) provides counseling and other services to people with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers.

Trillium Lakelands District School Board serves the municipalities of the City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton County, and the District Municipality of Muskoka.

United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes and United Way Peterborough work to improve lives by engaging people and working together to build commitment and community.

VCCS Employment Services provides employment counseling and related services devoted to improving the employability of the residents of The City of Kawartha Lakes.

Victim Services of Kawartha/Haliburton and Victim Services Peterborough provide immediate assistance and referral services to victims and survivors of crime, trauma and tragic circumstances.

Women’s Resources provides programs to ensure that abused women and their children can lead lives free of abuse and violence.