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We live in, work in and support a community that we love. Yes, there are problems. You, can be part of the solution. Want to learn more? Watch our official 2019 Campaign Video.

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Audrey, Grace and Jackie: A Celebration of Timeless Style

Peterborough’s first ever 2 day fashion exhibit which focuses on the enormous influence of these icons, from yesterday to today. Vintage and current pieces, both hand-made and ready to wear will be featured, along with a slideshow and interesting facts about how these women put beauty and style to work in a way women hadn’t since World War II, and the lasting impact of their efforts. Complimentary afternoon tea with pastries will be offered, along with a silent auction. Tickets are good for both days $40.00 per person $20.00 per person for students Free to children 12 years and under Tickets are also available at the door

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Care. Hope. Vote!

Care. Hope. Vote! Peterborough, was launched September 10, 2019 by 19 community groups as an innovative on-line and in-person initiative to highlight social issues in Peterborough City and County during the 2019 Federal election. The goals of the initiative are to increase awareness of social issues and their local importance; to support a positive reason to vote; and to provide practical information and support related to the voting process.

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Housing is Fundamental Report

We are pleased to produce this annual research report looking at the impact of housing costs and their impact on families. Some of the highlights from this year include: * Peterborough has the highest rent “core housing need” rate of any Census Metropolitan Area across the country. * A dramatic rise in average market rents year over year, with two bedroom units up by 9 per cent and three bedroom units up by 11 per cent

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Opinion – Jim Russell: What will the political parties do to end poverty?


There isn’t a single community in Canada immune to poverty and ours is no different. Unfortunately, according to 2016 census data, 14,645 Peterborough residents, have incomes below the low-income measure. In other words, almost 1 in 5 of our neighbours live in poverty. With election day approaching on Monday, we at United Way of Peterborough... Read More

Coat Collection – Last Chance!


More winter coats are needed While the response for the 1 day coat collection was amazing, more winter coats, jackets and snowsuits are needed for the annual Coats for Kids and Adults too! distribution. “We are asking the community to look through their closets one more time and bring freshly washed outer winter wear to... Read More

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