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Peterborough & District Community Office

730 The Kingway, Unit 2

Peterborough, Ontario

K9J 6W6

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Phone: 705-742-3823

Toll-free: 1 800 463-0432

Fax: 705-742-4027

Email:peterborough@ontario.cancer.ca

Hours of operation:

Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Serving the communities of:

Bobcaygeon, Campbellford, Cobourg, Fenelon Falls, Havelock, Lindsay, Minden/Haliburton, Peterborough, Port Hope and Warkworth.

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  • News and announcements

    Pink in the Rink- February 4, 2017

    What an amazing event that raised $70,463.39 for women's cancer research!  It was a packed night at the Memorial Centre as the Petes took on the Oshawa Generals.  The Petes wore special jerseys with names of many who are battling cancer or have lost their life to cancer.  The emotional night brought the community together in a show of solidarity for the 8th Pink in the Rink which now has exceeded raising over $530,000.

    Mudmoiselle - July 8, 2017

    What an amazing event raising $128,605.81! Over 600 participants with over 100 teams took part in a 5km mud run overcoming obstacles to raise money for cancer research! Participants went the extra muddy mile for a great cause proving cancer fights dirty but so do they! For the first time ever over 100 fearless kids joined for a day of mud, sweat, and cheers participating in a 1km run.

    Peterborough Relay For Life June 3, 2017

    Over 200 participants and 27 teams hit the track at Crestwood Secondary School on June 3, 2017.  Over 102,000 was raised to fund cancer research and to support local programs and services. Teams had a lot of fun joining in fun theme laps and grooved to music.

    Pedal For Hope 2017

    Travelling to nearly 40 schools over 3 weeks, the Pedal For Hope team collected funds raised by students while delivering messages about kids living with cancer.  A total of $387,511.49 was raised from this year's ride.  The funds will be directed through the Canadian Cancer Society to support the work of Dr. Lillian Sung who is developing a technology to help kids communicate their symptoms when they're going through difficult times and pediatric cancer research.

    Guinness Head Shave Record set in Peterborough - May 16, 2015

    The Peterborough Community Office Smashes a Guinness World Record as a wrap up to the 2015 Pedal For Hope Campaign. 267 people came out to the Peterborough Airport on Saturday, May 16 and shaved their heads simultaneously. They were cheered on by 1000+ people. The crowd roared when Amanda Mochan of Guinness World Records from NYC announced that Peterborough had broken the previous world record of 210 set in Ohio a year ago.

  • Events

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month - October 1-31, 2017

    At the Canadian Cancer Society, the month of October is more than just raising awareness of breast cancer, it’s about taking action to save lives.  Make a donation, volunteer or hold your own event to raise funds and awareness.  Contact Arlene at (705) 742-3823 or 1 800 463-0432.

    Pink Ribbon Tag Day - September 28, 2017

    Donate to the Pink Ribbon Campaign when you see Canadian Cancer Society volunteers at various locations in Peterborough on September 28, 2017. Every donation received makes a direct impact on people living with breast cancer in your community.

    Colours of Hope 5K & 1K in Peterborough

    Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Register Now

    Want to add a little colour to your life? We are excited to be hosting the 4th Annual Colours of Hope event at the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre on October 21st, 2017.  You are going to love this fun filled family event! Our non-competitive 5K walk/run and kid-friendly 1K participants will come dressed in white and leave covered from head to toe in a rainbow of colour (non-toxic of course). Coloured powder will be thrown in the air as participants walk or run the path, and a massive colour party will take place at the finish line.

    Funds raised go to support life saving cancer research and programs and services in our community.

    To volunteer, contact Kendra Willis at (705) 742-3823 or 1 800 463-0432 ext. 3215 or kwillis@ontario.cancer.ca.

    For event information, go to www.cancer.ca/colourspeterborough or call the Peterborough Community Office at (705) 742-3823 or 1 800 463-0432.

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    We have numerous exciting volunteer opportunities available in the Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes, Trent Hills, Northumberland and Haliburton Highlands. With roles that vary in time commitments as well as skills and training required we know that you will find the right position to meet your needs! Please see the list of volunteer opportunities below or contact Kendra Willis at (705) 742-3823 or 1 800 463-0432 or kwillis@ontario.cancer.ca.

    Fundraising Roles

    Various volunteer roles are available during Daffodil Days, Residential Canvass, Relay For Life Peterborough, Mudmoiselle and Mini Mudder.

    Daffodil Days - Month of April

    Residential Canvass - Month of April

    Relay For Life Peterborough - Saturday June 2, 2018

    Mudmoiselle and Mini Mudder - Saturday July 7, 2018

    Contact Kendra Willis at kwillis@ontario.cancer.ca or 705 742-3823 or 1 800-463-0432 ext. 3215

    Programs and Services Roles

    Wheels of Hope Volunteer Drivers

    Volunteer Drivers are needed in all our areas but especially City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton Highlands, Minden, Northumberland and Trent Hills. Our drivers take clients to their cancer related appointments and treatments in Peterborough, Oshawa, Toronto and Kingston. Drivers can choose the day(s) that they drive and what hospitals they go to. Potential volunteers must have a 100% smoke free vehicle, a least $1 million third party liability, a clean Criminal Reference Check and no more than 3 demerit points.  Drivers are reimbursed mileage and training is provided.  We ask that drivers are available at least one day per week.

    Peer Support Volunteers

    Our peer support program offers support, over the phone, to patients and caregivers by matching them with a volunteer who can offer support and hope. Potential volunteers must be one year post treatment and have a clean Criminal Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Check.  Training is provided. The time commitment varies depending on how many matches the volunteer is comfortable with.

    Presentation and Display Volunteers

    Through presentation and displays that focus on screening and prevention, volunteers share our message to local residents. Volunteers can choose to do both presentation and display or focus on one area only. All presentation and display materials are provided through our community office.  Training is provided.  Time commitment varies depending on the number of requests we receive.

    Administrative Roles

    Reception Volunteers

    Our office is currently recruiting a volunteer with administrative skills for Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays afternoons, as well as Thursday and Friday mornings. Duties include working with databases, excel and word as well as greeting visitors and answering the phones.  Strong computer and customer service skills are required.

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