Peterborough Social Planning Council is pleased to announce our annual Soup Fest will be held this year on Wednesday November 30, 2016 from 11:30am-1pm at Emmanuel United Church (formerly St. Andrews United), 441 Rubidge St, Peterborough.
Almost 260,000 children in families who receive social assistance will benefit from the full amount of their Canada Child Benefit (CCB) payment. The province announced recently that families receiving social assistance will fully benefit from the proposed new federal Canada Child Benefit (CCB) without any provincial 'clawback’.
The City of Peterborough is undertaking an overall review of the Official Plan with the purpose of updating the planning principles and policies that will determine how our City grows over the next 20 years. Input from the public and stakeholders will be used to finalize the Official Plan for Council’s approval anticipated for fall 2016.
The Peterborough Social Planning Council (PSPC) has recently embarked on a research project that is investigating barriers to employment for vulnerable population groups as well as the prospects of establishing a non-profit temporary staffing agency to serve the Peterborough City and County. Read the info note below for more on this study.
The recent PSPC`s living wage report found that the living wage for Peterborough is $17.65 per hour. This is the amount each of two adults living together with two dependent children must earn. This amount is higher than the living wage calculated in 2012 which was $16.47. For more read the full 2016 Living Wage Report available here.