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Peterborough & District Community Office

730 The Kingsway, Unit 2

Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 6W6
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Phone: 705-742-3823
Toll-free: 1 800 463-0432
Fax: 705-742-4027

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 9, 2016

    What an amazing event raising $152,189.76!  Over 700 participants took part in a 5km mud run overcoming obstacles to raise money for cancer research!  Read the Article in the Peterborough Examiner

    Trent Hills Relay For Life in Hastings June 17, 2016

    Trent Hills Relay For Life moved to the Hastings Field House for the 2016 Relay event.  We had a beautiful night to walk on the indoor track raising over 25,000!

    Northumberland County Relay For Life in Cobourg June 11, 2016

    Northumberland County Relay For Life moved indoors to the Cobourg Community Centre.  It was a very lively event where over 200 participants walked the track.  Each team this year hand picked a song in memory or in honour of a loved one which made the event more personal.  The evening event of 18 teams raised over $66,000 this year as the participants enjoyed games and lots of live music to walk to.

    Peterborough Relay For Life June 4, 2016

    Over 300 participants and 34 teams hit the track at Crestwood Secondary School on June 4, 2016.  Over 112,000 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 - $332,759.17 Raised in 2016!!!!!

    Travelling to nearly 50 schools in 15 days, the Pedal For Hope team collected funds raised by students while delivering messages about kids living with cancer.  A total of $332,759.17 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

    Relay For Life 2017

    Whether you are cheering on survivors, walking the track, lighting a luminary, passing the baton to your teammate or joining in exciting trackside activities, Relay For Life is more than just a cancer walk - it’s a journey!  Join us in raising funds for life saving cancer research and programs and services in your community!

    Relay For Life Peterborough
    Saturday June 3, 2017
    Crestwood Secondary School

    Relay For Life Cobourg
    Friday June 16, 2017
    Cobourg Community Centre

    Mudmoiselle and Mini Mudder in Peterborough

    Devil's Elbow – Saturday July 8, 2017

    Register Now

    Save the date and get ready for a day of mud, sweat and cheers. The Mudmoiselle obstacle course is a 5 km stretch of challenges that tests your endurance, strength and ability while getting muddy for a great cause.  Go the extra muddy mile and reach the minimum $150 fundraising goal and then some!  Details on how to register will be coming soon.

    Do your kids love to get muddy? Does your furniture get turned into obstacles the crawl through and climb over? Do you have child between the ages of 5 and 12?  If so, we can help!  Sign up for our new co-ed 1.5 km Mini Mudder and let us tire your kids out!

  • 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

    Fundraising Roles

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

    Daffodil Days - March 30-April 2

    Residential Canvass - Month of April

    Relay For Life Peterborough - Saturday June 3

    Relay For Life Cobourg - Friday June 16

    Mudmoiselle and Mini Mudder - Saturday July 8

    Contact Kendra Willis at 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. Driver 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 29cents/km 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 Thursday and Fridays afternoons.  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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