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COVID-19 – Support for Basic Needs

Last reviewed/updated: 12:38 pm, June 11, 2021


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Income Supports

Financial Relief Navigator
Financial Relief Chart
Federal Income Supports
Federal Benefits Tool
Free Tax Clinics

Food Access and Nutrition

Peterborough Food Support
Local Food
Healthy Eating Information


Financial Relief Navigator

The Financial Relief Navigator (FRN), from Prosper Canada, is an online tool that helps Canadians access critical emergency benefits and financial relief from governments, financial institutions, phone companies and internet providers.  The FRN acts as a one-stop portal where Canadians can access relief measurers from all of these places.

https://financialreliefnav.prospercanada.org/benefits (Prosper Canada)

COVID-19 Financial Relief Chart

The Peterborough Community Legal Centre has developed a  COVID-19 Financial Relief Chart which outlines various benefits available for families, seniors, students, and other vulnerable groups.

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Federal Income Supports

This federal website outlines Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, with specific support for individuals, businesses and industries.
www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html

Federal Benefits Tool

The Federal Benefits Tool will assist you with finding the financial benefits you need to fit your current situation.

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Free Tax Clinics

Some income supports are received through filing taxes. This webpage will assist you to find free tax clinics available year-round to support eligible community members.

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Food Access and Nutrition

Peterborough Food Support

Peterborough Food Support lists services in the City and County including:

  • Food Banks and Food Programs on the Food Calendar (printable and online).
  • Food Access Support for Seniors and adults living with physical challenges, available through Community Care, 705-742-7067. Services include meals on wheels delivery, transportation, and reassurance calls.
  • Grocery and Pharmacy Information including phone numbers, websites, payment and delivery options.

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Local Food

Peterborough has a vibrant local food scene. Access local food through:

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Healthy Eating Information

Healthy eating supports our physical and mental health and helps us to feel our best. Visit Unlock Food and Canada’s Food Guide for information you can trust, or share your questions with a Registered Dietitian:

  • Telehealth Registered Dietitians can meet with you over the phone. Call 1-866-797-0000 (press 1 for English, then press 2 to speak with a dietitian between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM).
  • Dietitians in Peterborough links to local dietitians and nutrition services.

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