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Parenting in Peterborough

There are many services available in the Peterborough area for parents and caregivers of young children. See below for a list of these services.

Calling or texting the number 211 or searching the 211 website can also help to provide you with community and social services available in our area.


Breastfeeding Clinic (PRHC) Book an appointment or speak to a Lactation Consultant on the phone 705-876-5059

Health 811 A Registered Nurse is available 24 hours for support. 811

Prenatal ‘Breastfeeding Basics’ Workshop Peterborough Child and Family Centres (5x/year) 705-748-9144

Breastfeeding & Well Baby Drop-In Clinic Peterborough Child and Family Centres 705-748-9144

A List of Breastfeeding Support Services in the Area 705-743-1000


Accessing a Primary Health Care Provider

Health Care Connect A place to register for a health care provider if you do not have one 1-800-445-1822

Health 811 Speak to a health care provider. Available 24 hours. 811

POP Clinic (Paediatric Outpatient Program, PRHC) Call after 8am Mon-Fri for same-day appointments. 705-740-8055

Peterborough Family Health Team 705-740-8020

Peterborough 360 Degree Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic 705-874-3900

Enhanced Care Clinc Open evenings and weekends 705-874-8080

Good Doctors Telemedicine Clinic 705-304-1034


Child Health and Development

Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program 705-743-1003 Ext. 282

Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program 1-888-703-5437 (Press 4 for Infant Hearing)

Genetic Counselling (PRHC) 705-876-5185

Consumer Product Safety Recalls and Safety Alerts 1-866-662-0666

Immunizations 705-743-1000

Speech Assessment Five Counties Children’s Centre 705-748-2337

Family & Youth Clinic PRHC Mental Health Service 705-876-5114

Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868

Allergy & Asthma Helpline 1-866-787-4050

Poison Control Centre Available 24 hours 1-800-268-9017

Healthy Smiles Ontario 1-844-296-6306


Children & Families with Special Needs

Children with Special Needs 1-800-646-3209

Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities 1-800-646-3209

Ontario Disability Support Program 705-742-9292

Kinark Child & Family Services  705-742-3803

Ontario Autism Program 1-888-444-4530

Autism Ontario 1-800-472-7789

Home and Community Care Support Services 705-743-2212

Canopy Support Services (Previously Tri-County Support Services) 705-876-9245

Community Living Peterborough 705-743-2411

Infant & Toddler Development Program 705-743-1000

Down Syndrome Association of Peterborough 705-749-6695

Easter Seals Ontario 705-761-4159

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Support 705-876-9245 Ext. 200

Five Counties Children’s Centre 705-748-2337

Canadian Hearing Society 1-866-518-0000

Canadian National Institute for the Blind 705-745-6918

Paediatric Diabetes Education Centre 705-740-8055


Family Support


Food Banks (Kawartha Food Share)  705-745-5377

Good Neighbours Care Centre (food, clothing) 705-742-9800

Salvation Army Community Family Services 705-742-4391

St. Vincent de Paul 705-874-3937

Showers & Laundry Service (360 Degree Clinic) 705-874-3900

Food Programs (YWCA)  705-743-3526

Collective Kitchens & Come Cook With Us  705-743-1000

Mental Health

Talk Now PRCH Mental Health and Addictions Virtual Clinic 705-876-5826

Four County Mental Health Crisis Line Available 24 hours 705-745-6484

Telecare Distress Centre in Peterborough Available 24 hours 705-745-2273

Suicide Prevention Service Canada 1-833-456-4566

Community Counselling & Resource Centre 705-743-2272

Lynx Early Psychosis Intervention Program 705-876-5071

Addictions Services

Fourcast Drugs & Alcohol Services 705-876-1292

Smoker’s Helpline 1-877-513-5333

Sexual Health

Sexual Health Clinic 705-748-2021

Women’s Health Care Centre (PRHC) 705-743-4132

Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre Available 24 hours 705-748-5901

Assaulted Women’s Helpline #SAFE (#7233) or 1-866-863-0511

Peterborough AIDS Resource Network (PARN) 705-749-9110

Housing Assistance/Shelters

YWCA Crossroads Shelter Call 1-800-461-7656 or Text 705-991-0110

YES Shelter for Youth and Families 705-748-3851

Brock Mission/Cameron House Men and Women’s Shelter 705-748-4766

Housing Access Peterborough 705-742-0439

Housing Resource Centre 705-743-2272

Legal Services

Family Law Information Centres 705-876-6915

Peterborough Community Legal Centre 705-749-9355

Legal Aid  1-800-668-8258

Four Counties Family Court Mediation  705-760-9603

Government Support Services

Ontario Works Finance Assistance, Benefits, and Employee Assistance 1-888-789-4199

Ontario Disability Support Program 705-742-9292

Service Ontario  Health Cards, Birth Certificates, Driver’s Licenses and More 1-800-267-8097

New Canadian Centre 705-743-0882

Education Services

School for Young Moms at PACE at PCVS 705-742-4632

Learning, Earning, and Parenting program 705-748-8830

Trent Valley Literacy Association Upgrading/Tutoring 705-749-0777

Children Support Services

Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Aid Society 705-743-9751

Big Brothers & Big Sisters 705-743-6100

Service Coordination for Children & Youth 705-748-9770

Peterborough Youth Services 705-743-1681


Family Support for Indigenous Families

Curve Lake Health and Family Services 705-657-2557

Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child & Family Services 705-295-7135

Niijkiwendidaa Anishnaabekwewag Services Circle 705-741-0900

Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre 705-775-0387

Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services 1-844-391-1061


Play Groups/Recreation/Child Care

Peterborough Child and Family Centres 705-748-9144

Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre 705-742-0050

YMCA 705-748-9622

Recreation Department, City of Peterborough 705-742-7777

City of Peterborough Children’s Services 705-748-8830

Apply for Child Care (OneHSN)


Updated February 2023