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Kinmount Sparks, Brownies & Guides
Kinmount Seniors Club 705-488-1110
Kinmount Public Library 705-488-3199
Kinmount Play School 705-488-2919
Kinmount Model Railroad Club 705-488-2057
Kinmount Minor Softball 705-488-2211
Kinmount Marital Arts Club 705-488-3028
Kinmount Knights Children's Hockey
Kinmount Community Centre 705-488-2069
Kinmount District Lions Club 705-488-3123

Community Help Centre - Buckhorn Location

Serving the Municipality of Trent Lakes, Free and Confidential Service, Mondays 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Buckhorn Public Library, 5 George Street, Buckhorn.

Information and referral programs and services:

  • Free computer usage/assistance for job search, locating housing, online applications for services and more
  • Help in applying for financial assistance including:
    • Employment Insurance • Canada Pension Plan • Ontario Disability Support Program • Ontario Works • Family Services and Subsidies
  • Connect with the Housing Resource Centre and Credit Counselling via the Internet

County of Peterborough Transportation Service

For residents who do not have access to reliable transportation the Free County Social Services Van can get you to:

  • Medical Appointments
  • Job Interviews
  • Service Agencies /Appointments
  • Employment Services

To inquire or request a ride call 705-748-8830m ex, 3226

Kawartha Haliburton Victims Services
Kawartha/Haliburton Victim Services is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides immediate onsite and co-ordinated support 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. They work in partnership with Police and Emergency Service agencies providing free, confidential and immediate assistance to victims of crime, trauma and tragic circumstance or disaster throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County.
Phone:(705) 454-1884 or toll free: 1-800-574-4401


Kids Help Phoneline
Operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Phone: 1-888-456-9871
Provides confidential toll-free telephone and web counselling, by professionally trained counsellors, to children and teenagers under 21 years of age experiencing a wide variety of problems, issues and concerns.

Kawartha Child Care Services
Home based daycare listings   (705) 749-3488

Big Brothers and Big Sisters Association of Peterborough
483 George St., Peterborough
Phone: 705-743-6100
Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Promotes healthy development of children by providing an opportunity for one-to-one friendship with a positive adult role model. 5-18 years of age. Boys must not have had a regular male role model. Girls eligible regardless of who they live with. 

BOOST Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention
140 King St., Peterborough
Phone: 705-743-9200
Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Provides court preparation and court accompaniment and support for children 4-17 years of age. 

Kinark Child and Family Services
Times Square, 380 Armour Rd., Ste. 275 Peterborough
Phone: 705-742-3803
Intake: 1-888-454-6275
Not-for-profit, accredited children's mental health agency. Full range of free and confidential services to children and youth 18 years and under with emotional, social and behavioural problems  and support to their families and caregivers. Problems include: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, depression, behaviour problems at home and school, alcohol/drug abuse, extreme mood swings, aggressive and/or oppositional behavior, destruction of property, cruelty to animals and fire setting. Families  or youth 12 or over make their own referral by calling the intake number.

Food Banks

Lakefield Community Food Bank
St. John the Baptist Anglican Church
88 Queen St.
Telephone: 705-652-8302
Crisis Line: 705-652-3210
Local food bank for those in need or in an emergency food situation.

Community Food Network/Food in Peterborough
c/o Peterborough County-City Health Unit
10 Hospital Dr, Peterborough
Telephone: 705-743-1000
Group of intrested people committed to ensuring that all citizens have a nutritious meal every day.

YWCA Peterborough Victoria and Haliburton
216 Simcoe St., Peterborough
Telephone: 705-743-4015
TTY: 705-743-4025
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Provides opportunity to acquire quality, affordable food for all. Produce purchased in season from local farmers, packed by volunteers and delivered to pick-up locations. Participants can save up to 60%. Two types of boxes available - fresh produce and a staples box and come in small or large sizes. - when you don't know where to turn to.

Community Social Plan

The County of Peterborough, Social Services Division has an Ontario Works Case Manager serving the Municipality of Trent Lakes and the Township of North Kawartha.  The Case Worker is available to meet any residents who have questions about Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Pensions, can make referrals to Community Agencies and answer any inquiries about services or job searches:

Jenni Fertile - County Case Manager
178 Charlotte Street, P.O. Box 4138
Peterborough, ON K9J 8S1
Office: 705-748-8830 ext. 3222
Cell Phone: 705-760-4854
Fax: 705-748-8858
Toll Free: 1-855-738-3755

Jenni will be in Trent Lakes:

On Mondays:
9:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Buckhorn Library
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Trent Lakes Municipal Office (701 County Road 36)

On Fridays
9:00 am to 1 pm at the Trent Lakes Municipal Office (701 County Road 36)

If you need to apply for financial assistance please contact the Social Services Department main office at 705-748-8830 extension 2 to speak to a staff person or apply online at:

Community Social Plan Events Listing

Community Social Plan Transit Service

Do you need transportation to an appointment, employment service, job interview or other service organization? There is a FREE Transit Van available to provide assistance. To place a request for the van please call (705) 748-8830 ext. 3226

The following is the current van schedule:  

Location Pick-Up Time Return Time
Hunter's Store, Apsley 6:45 a.m. 5:05 p.m. 
Woodview Store 7:05 a.m.  4:45 p.m. 
Burleigh Isle Lodge 7:10 a.m.  4:40 p.m. 
Ken's Variety 7:35 a.m.  4:15 p.m. 
Flynn's Corners 7:45 a.m.  4:05 p.m. 
Buckhorn General Store 8:10 a.m.  3:40 p.m. 
Selwyn Restaurant 8:20 a.m.  3:30 p.m. 
Lakefield Coffee House 8:25 a.m.  3:25 p.m. 
Lakefield Learning Centre 8:30 a.m.  3:20 p.m. 
Peterborough Bus Terminal 8:50 a.m.  3:00 p.m. 
Mac's Variety Bridgenorth 9:10 a.m.  2:40 p.m. 
Fowler's Corners Coffee Time 9:20 a.m.  2:30 p.m. 
Peterborough Bus Terminal 9:35 a.m.  2:15 p.m. 

Pick up time for the first return is at 2:15 p.m. at the Peterborough Bus Terminal.

Pick up time for the second return trip is at 3:00 p.m. at the Peterborough Bus Terminal


Community Care
Harvey (Buckhorn) Office
Box 12, St. Matthews Anglican Church, Buckhorn
Phone: 705-657-2171
Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Promotes independant living, good health, well being, accessibity and affordabilty. Offers many services such as Caremobile, Diner's Club, Friendly Visiting, Meals on Wheels, Health and Wellness Clinics, Telephone Reassurance, Personal Distress Alarms. Please call or email for more information.

Abuse Prevention of Older Adults Network Peterborough
Phone: 705-745-9155
Crisis Line: 705-742-7778
Toll Free: 1-800-743-6255
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Empower victims. Offers information , education and advocacy on the issue of elder abuse.

General Miscellaneous

Adult Protective Services
349 George Street, N., Unit 303
Phone: 705-749-6681
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Case co-ordination and advocacy for adults who have an intellectual disability.

625 Cameron St., Peterborough
Phone: 705-745-6111 or 1-888-425-2666
Crisis Line: 1-888-425-2666
Local support group(s) to assist family members, freinds and or teens living with or affected by someone else's drinking. Dates and times of meeting vary, please call.

Alzheimer Society of Peterborough & Area
183 Simcoe St., Peterborough
705-748-5131 or 1-800-561-2588

Alcoholics Anonymous Peterborough Intergroup (District) Office
625 Cameron St., Peterborough
Phone: 705-745-6111
After hours: 705-745-6111
Daily 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Twelve step recovery from alcoholism program. Individual anonymity a high priority