Social Services

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The Town of Penetanguishene has a long history of taking our social responsibilities very seriously.

For our part, we continue to take a proactive approach in addressing the social needs of our residents via our community centres. Through our unique partnerships with neighbourhood associations, these facilities provide a wide range of resources and community outreach programs for all ages geared to the recreational, social and cultural needs of the areas they serve.

Local issues the Town supports through various programs and initiatives include:

Children and child care

Employment resources and financial assistance


Social Development

Supportive housing

In addition to the region, the following family-oriented service organizations provide important support throughout our area:

Family and Children's Services of Simcoe County

Information on Social and Community Services

The County of Simcoe Social and Community Services Division encompasses Children and Community Services, Ontario Works and Social Housing Departments. Essential social services are provided to the region through an integrated model of service delivery. Some non-mandated initiatives provide support to local networks and organizations that aim to alleviate poverty in Simcoe County.

Download the Backgrounder to learn more about the Social and Community Services Division.

For further information regarding human services please refer to 211, a free, confidential, province-wide helpline that simplifies finding support and community services for Ontario residents. 211 is accessible by telephone anytime by dialing 2-1-1 or through the Internet.

Click here to learn more about 211.