Income Support

Income supports help provide individuals, couples and families who are in need of financial support. These supports can help pay for things such as food, housing, medication etc. To find out more about what may be available to you, check out our income support sections.

Canada Child Benefit

The Canada Child Benefit is a tax-free monthly Parents holding babypayment made to eligible families to help them with the cost of raising children under 18 years of age. The CCB might include the child disability benefit and any related provincial and territorial programs.

For more information, visit or call Service Canada.

Location:
219 George Street North
Peterborough, Ontario
Contact:
Phone: 1-800-277-9914
Website: Canada Child Benefit

 

Canada Pension Plan

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The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) provides contributors and their families with partial replacement of earnings in the case of retirement, disability or death.

For more information, visit or call Service Canada.

Location:
219 George Street North
Peterborough, Ontario
Contact:
Phone: 1-800-277-9914
Website: Canadian Pension Plan

 

Employment Insurance (EI)

Employment Insurance (EI) provides temporary income support to unemployed workers while they look for employment or to upgrade their skills. The EI program also provides special benefits to workers who take time off work due to specific life events. Apply for EI if you have:

  • lost your job through no fault of your own
  • you are pregnant, you have recently given birth, you are adopting a child or you are caring for a newborn
  • if you are unable to work due to illness, injury or quarantine
  • if you are away from work to provide care for a gravely ill family member who is in significant risk of death
  • if you are self-employed
  • if you work or live outside of Canada, get information on Employment Insurance, pensions, benefits and taxes
  • if you are a parent away from work to care for your critically ill or injured child
  • If you are a self-employed fisher who is actively seeking work.

For more information, visit or call Service Canada.

Location:
219 George Street North
Peterborough, Ontario
Contact:
Phone: 1-800-529-3742
Website: Employment Insurance

 

Guaranteed Income Supplement

The Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) provides a monthly non-taxable benefit to Old Age Security (OAS) pension recipients who have a low income and are living in Canada.

For more information, visit or call Service Canada.

Location:
219 George Street North
Peterborough, Ontario
Contact:
Phone: 1-800-277-9914
Website: Guaranteed Income Supplement

 

Old Age Security (OAS)

The Old Age Security (OAS) pension is a monthly payment available to seniors aged 65 and older who meet the Canadian legal status and residence requirements.

For more information, visit or call Service Canada.

Location:
219 George Street North
Peterborough, Ontario
Contact:
Phone: 1-800-277-9914
Website: Old Age Security

 

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) provides ongoing monthly financial support for individuals with disabilities and their families. ODSP offers financial assistance to help cover costs of food, clothing, shelter, medication and health care.

For more information, visit or call MCSS Peterborough.

Location:
360 George St N, 2nd Floor
Peterborough, ON K9H 7E7
Contact:
Phone: 705-742-9292
Toll-free: 1-800-663-8560
Fax: 705-742-8048

 

Ontario Works

Ontario Works provides ongoing monthly financial support for all households in financial need. Here are some of the services Ontario Works offers:

  1. Financial assistance to help with the costs of basic needs, like food, clothing and shelter
  2. Financial assistance to help pay for medication
  3. Financial assistance with daycare costs
  4. Employment resources and services

For more information, visit or call Peterborough Social Services.

Location:
178 Charlotte Street
Peterborough, ON K9J 8S1
Contact:
Phone: (705) 748-8830
Toll-free: 1 (855) 738-3755
Fax: (705) 742-0542
After Hours Emergencies: (705) 740-6222
Interactive Voice Response (IVR): 1 (800) 808-2268
Email: socialservices@peterborough.ca
Website: Ontario Works