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Offering Help, Hope and a Hand Up

FRIENDS Peterborough will be CLOSED from Thursday, May 2nd until Monday, May 13th, 2024.

FRIENDS Peterborough is the only organization that files income tax returns FREE of charge, year-round, in Peterborough and the surrounding area. Please click the link below to see the instructions needed to file your tax return.

Who We Are

FRIENDS Peterborough is a humanitarian organization whose mandate is to offer help, hope and a “hand-up” to anyone who contacts us.


What We Do

FRIENDS Peterborough listens to our clients’ stories then either provides the help needed or refers clients to an agency that can best meet those needs.

Latest News


Monday to Thursday - 10 to 3 Fridays - CLOSED

FRIENDS Peterborough COVID Update

Effective Monday, July 5th, 2021, we will be OPEN to serve our clients during the following hours: Monday – Thursday:  10 – 4Fridays 10 – 1 Thank you for your patience and understanding during our previous shutdowns.

FRIENDS Peterborough COVID Update

Effective Monday, January 18th, we will be CLOSED until Monday, February 8th. Income Tax information can be dropped off at our office, through the mail slot, at 283 George St. N. Please call our office at (705) 745-2830 for updates, or visit our website and Facebook...

THANK YOU… Kawartha Food Share

For several years, FRIENDS Peterborough has been offering FREE granola bars and bottles of water to our clients, friends, and those passing by our office. We wish to thank Ashlee Aitken and Kawartha Food Share for generously donating the granola bars. Recently, we...

FRIENDS Peterborough receives a grant from CFGP!

FRIENDS Peterborough was pleased to receive a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough to be used to install an automatic door at our office at 283 George Street North. This will greatly improve accessibility for our many clients with...

FREE Income Tax Returns…

FRIENDS Peterborough has continued to file income tax returns FREE of charge through much of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stephen Donaldson, our tax man, has been filing tax returns from his home for several months. Please read the INCOME TAX PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS for...

FRIENDS Peterborough helps Seniors!

FRIENDS Peterborough would be pleased to help you with your applications for CPP (Canada Pension Plan), OAS (Old Age Security) and GIS (Guaranteed Income Supplement. We also help with Passport Applications and Ontario Drug Plan Co-Pay Applications for Seniors. We are...

Our Staff


Things We Can Help With

Completing Forms & Applications

Passports CPP, Old Age Security, ODSP, OW, Birth Certificates. etc.


Providing locations of food banks, free meals, etc.

Referring clients to other service agencies

Contacting Social Services on behalf of clients

Recommending counsellors, mentors, etc.

Making appointments for health care

Advocating for clients with landlord/tenant issues

Filing income tax returns - year round

More About FRIENDS Peterborough

The FRIENDS Peterborough agency continues to be a source of blessing, help and encouragement to many residents of Peterborough and area. Every day we meet new clients who hear about us by word of mouth or have been referred to us by other agencies such as the Salvation Army or the Canadian Government offices.

 How You Can Help

FRIENDS is a registered charitable organization with the Canada Revenue Agency. Our committed volunteers give their time and talents to make a difference in our community.

Donations to help fund FRIENDS Peterborough are welcomed and can be mailed to:

Selwyn Outreach Centre
2686 Lakefield Road
Selwyn, ON K9J 6X5

Thank you for your partnership!