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Social Assistance Division

Community Employment Resource Partnership (CERP) - Serving Peterborough and Area

Agency City of Peterborough Social Services Division
Community Services Department
- Social Assistance, Employment Services
Phone (main) 705-748-8830
Phone (toll free) 1-855-738-3755
Fax 705-742-0542
Address City of Peterborough Social Services
178 Charlotte Street, Peterborough, ON
(in the Charlotte Mews)
Mailing Address PO Box 4138, 178 Charlotte Street
Peterborough, ON K9J 8S1
Location Intersection Charlotte Mews, Charlotte & George Street
Contact(s) Mike Gannon
Social Services Program Manager - Employment Programs
705-748-8830 ext. 3877
Hours 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Area Served City & County of Peterborough
Languages of Service English
Fees n/a
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible– with ramps/elevator
Organization Type Municipal Social Services
Service Description Employment Counsellors and Caseworkers deliver services to persons with employment barriers by developing employment plans that consider needs, experience, skills, circumstances and local labour market opportunities.
Eligibility Services are available primarily to persons in receipt of social assistance benefits
List of Employment Services The focus of Employment Services is to prepare Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Plan participants to secure paid employment opportunities, increase self-sufficiency through earned income, and reduce the need for social assistance benefits and programs.

Core activities include the delivery of a comprehensive range of employment programs and services, such as financial assistance to support active job search, job coaching to become employment ready, job-specific skills training, volunteer placement and referral to basic education activities.  A resource centre is available to Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Plan participants to research job opportunities, housing and training related activities.

Employment Services staff also provide human resource services to area businesses in order to facilitate the hiring of Ontario Works participants. These services include referral to available jobs, screening of potential applicants, facilitating job fairs, pre-employment skills preparation and financial incentives for participant training.
Last Revised July 24, 2018