covid 19 virus

COVID-19 – Support for Basic Needs

Last reviewed/updated: 2:31pm, October 26, 2020


Click for information on…

Income Supports

Financial Relief Navigator
Financial Relief Chart
Federal Income Supports
Federal Benefits Tool

Food Access and Nutrition

City of Peterborough Food Support
Local Food Information
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.

<top>

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.

<top>

Food Access and Nutrition

City of Peterborough Food Support

www.peterborough.ca/foodcalendar

  • Food Banks and Food Programs in the City and County are listed on the Peterborough Food Calendar.
  • Food Access Support for Seniors is available through Community Care, 705-742-7067. Services include meals on wheels delivery, transportation, and reassurance calls.
  • Grocery Stores and Pharmacy information is available on the City of Peterborough List including payment and delivery options.

<top>

Local Food Information

<top>

Healthy Eating Information

Nutrition Websites:

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 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
  • Dietitians in Peterborough Directory – List of local dietitians and nutrition services.

<top>