Our Community

Our trauma-informed community-based programs, promoting resilience and life skills, are available for young people living in Peterborough, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland County.

To date, we have welcomed referrals and other support from the following agencies and service providers:


  • Peterborough Youth Services (PYS) is a non-profit, social service counselling agency located in Peterborough that provides counselling for young people between the ages of 10 and 18 who are struggling with social and emotional difficulties. PYS supports program delivery of Building Internal Resilience Through Horses and provides participant referrals.
  • Canadian Mental Health Association – Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge, in partnership with clients, families and the community, provides best practice service through education, advocacy, therapeutic supports and assistance with social determinants, to improve mental health recovery and quality of life.
  • Community Services Unit – Peterborough Police Services focuses on four different pillars: education, inclusion, opportunity and functioning families. The primary focus of the unit involves school programming.
  • Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child and Family Services is a child well-being agency that delivers culturally appropriate services to Indigenous children and their families.
  • Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board is a dynamic and responsive educational community that inspires joy in learning, excellence in teaching, and the development of character.
  • Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society (K-HCAS) is a not-for-profit agency providing child protection and family support programs to the City of Peterborough, County of Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes, and Haliburton County.
  • Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre is an Urban Aboriginal service agency that focuses on social support, outreach to youth, health and physical development, educational services, justice interventions, and anti-violence.
  • Victim Services of Peterborough & Northumberland (PNVS Ontario) is a confidential, non-judgemental community-based service, which assists victims by providing immediate emotional and practical support when they have suffered the effects of crime, tragic circumstance, and/or disaster.

Our circle is ever-expanding and program referrals are always welcome. Call the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre at 705-748-5901. All project participants are required to register with your parent or guardian.

Black and white photography by: Lora Jude DeWolfe