Quick facts

Service type: Homeward Bound
Eligibility: Single mothers (19+) living in Peterborough and facing multiple barriers, including unstable housing, precarious financial situation, and limited or no access to education and employment. Please find the full list of eligibility criteria below.
Delivery: In person and virtual
Fee: Free
Partners: City of Peterborough and many agencies including churches, services clubs, and individual donors

Program description

Homeward Bound is an innovative wrap-around program supporting homeless or inadequately housed single mothers to earn college diplomas, start careers and achieve financial self-sufficiency. Peterborough participants are encouraged to pursue careers in the trades. The region is home to Fleming College’s state-of-the-art School of Trades and Technology, and local labour market opportunities for women in the trades are booming.


Eligibility requirements

  • Single mother (19+), not currently living in a domestic partnership
  • Custody of at least one child under the age of 17
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or Convention refugee
  • Residing in Peterborough City or County
  • History of living in poverty and/or at risk of housing insecurity or homelessness
  • No current criminal proceedings
  • No current addictions (one year sobriety)
  • OSSD, equivalent, or 1-2 credits away from diploma
  • No unresolved OSAP debt
  • Recipient of or eligible for OW benefits or Employment Insurance
  • Recipient of or eligible for OSAP
  • Able to participate in a full-time program

How you can support

Contact Maisie Watson at [email protected] for details on volunteering and donating.

Ready to participate?

For more information about the Peterborough Homeward Bound program, please use the contact information below.

Need help?

For more information, please view our program report here.

Contact information

Maisie Watson

Homeward Bound Manager, Peterborough Housing Corporation

(705) 742-0439 ext. 219

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