Record #: PET0191
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 03 Oct 2022


Description (Service) Provides backpacks filled with essential school supplies to primary, elementary and secondary students, as well as adult learners and new Canadians who are in need of a hand up at the start of the school year
  • Aims to ensure that all students go to school with the necessary tools to succeed socially and academically
  • Backpacks are distributed at individual schools and community organizations through a cooperative and coordinated effort of school boards, principals and staff
  • Donations for this program come from individuals, municipalities, service clubs and union locals.

Service Details

Hours Office: Sep-Jun: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Jul-Aug: Mon-Thu 9 am-5 pm, Fri 9 am-12 noon

Dates: Schools order their backpacks through United Way in the Spring for pick up at the end of Aug
Areas Served Peterborough (County of)
Eligibility Elementary and secondary students, adult learners and new Canadians who need a backpack and school supplies
Application Parents and guardians wishing to sign-up their children apply through student's school. Contact school to be put on the school's order form for backpacks
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Peterborough
Address & Map
277 Stewart St
Peterborough, ON
Canada K9J 3M8
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Physical Access Fully Accessible - ground floor only

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-742-8839
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Primary Contact Sara Mountenay, Development & Communications Officer; Phone: ext 25; 705-313-0651; Email:
Mailing Address 277 Stewart St 
Peterborough, ON 
Canada K9J 3M8

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