Day Care
There are many private and public options available throughout Peterborough County and City. The Social Services division of the City provides Children's Services Information.
Age-Friendly Peterborough

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.


The Age-Friendly Peterborough Community Action Plan identifies a clear path forward to enhance programs, services, and infrastructure for older adults in the Peterborough region; including the City and County of Peterborough, and the Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations.

The Plan identifies four goals:

  • Older adults' basic needs are met
  • Older adults are able to get around the community
  • Older adults are supported to build and maintain relationships
  • Older adults have the opportunity to learn, grow, and contribute


For more information check out the City of Peterborough's Age-Friendly Peterborough webpage here:

Age-friendly Peterborough Plan - City of Peterborough


 Fairhaven Long Term Care
Fairhaven is jointly owned by the City and County of Peterborough and is committed to providing a safe and caring environment while enhancing quality of life.
 Hospitals and Health Care

 For any health emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.


 Health Services Information - Find a Doctor or Health Clinic

Peterborough Public Health offers a wide range of programs and services ranging from healthy eating workshops, poverty reduction initiatives, and oral health clinics to controlling infectious disease outbreaks, water safety and sexual health clinic services.

Peterborough Regional Health Centre is our regional hospital, offering many programs and services.

Walk-in clinics are located throughout the area.

Ontario Health Care Connect helps people who are without a family doctor to find one. For more information, call 1-800-445-1822 or visit Ontario Health Care Connect.

2-1-1 is a three-digit phone number and website for information and referral to health, community and social services in Ontario

 Housing and Homelessness

Housing is a basic need for everyone and a key requirement for the wealth and health of the overall economy. The current supply of housing options across Peterborough County does not fully respond to the range of needs in the housing market, particularly for low and moderate income households living or working in the area.

To meet the needs of a household, housing must not only be affordable, it must be attainable. Attainable housing is adequate in condition, appropriate in size, affordable, accessible to services, and available.

Learn more about Housing Programs.

  Social Services
Ontario Works

Children's Services

Employment Services

Homelessness Services

Community Outreach Services

All Social Services in Peterborough County are provided by the City of Peterborough. Find services and resources in your community.

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