Crisis Lines

Addictions and Mental Health Services of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties
Offices across Hastings County, including one in Bancroft. Services are available to individuals aged 16 and over.

Kids Help Phone
Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. They offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French.


Hastings County Community Resources

Bancroft and Area Chamber of Commerce
Representing 6 counties and 14 municipalities within an hour’s radius of Bancroft.

Career Edge
Providing free employment services since 1987 with offices in Campbellford, Napanee, Northbrook, Picton and Trenton.

Community Advocacy and Legal Centre
A non-profit community legal clinic that helps people living on a low income in Hastings, Prince Edward, and Lennox & Addington counties and Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory with their legal problems.

Community Employment Services, Loyalist College Bancroft
Delivers Employment Ontario programs and services in the Belleville and Bancroft areas.

Community Futures Development Corp
Offers services that help Ontario’s rural communities expand their economies.

Hastings Department of Social Services (Ontario Works) – Bancroft
Ontario Works provides employment and financial assistance to help you become financially independent and to improve quality of life for you and your family.

Loyalist College of Applied Arts & Technology – Bancroft Campus
Offers a range of diploma and certificate programs through distance learning and in-class on campus and in our surrounding communities.

Madoc Chamber of Commerce
Works with big and small businesses, local government and community groups to initiate programs and coordinate efforts to improve the economic well-being of the whole community.

North Hastings Community Integration Assoc.
Inspires people with developmental disabilities and their families to live as fully participating citizens, through partnerships with the community.

Volunteer & Information Centre of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties
Promotes volunteerism and access to essential information & community services.


Renfrew County Resources

Community Employment Services – Algonquin College, Pembroke
Provides employment assistance to individuals who are looking for work or re-training opportunities.

BEE Successful
A program of Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley, matching employers with employees with intellectual disabilities with support from the Ontario disability Support Program.

Performance Plus Rehabilitation Care Inc.
Provides personal employment counseling services to people with physical, psychological or developmental disabilities looking to enter the workforce.


Provincial & Federal Programs

Canada Pension Plan disability benefits
Offers disability, vocational rehabilitation, and return to the workforce supports.

Employment Ontario
Ontario’s employment and training network, helps job seekers, workers and employers with advice, grants and other services around public and private sector employment.

Job Bank
The Government of Canada’s job bank, providing listings of jobs available nationwide.

ODSP Employment Supports
If you have a disability, and can work and want to work, Ontario Disability Support Program Employment Supports can help you get ready for work and find a job, or start up your own business.

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
Helps people with disabilities who are in financial need pay for living expenses, like food and housing.

Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities (OF)
Helps people with disabilities prepare for, obtain and maintain employment or self-employment.

Skills Link
Provides funding for employers and organizations to offer eligible activities to youth facing barriers to employment.


Further Resources

ARCH Disability Law Centre
A specialty legal aid clinic that assists Ontarians with disabilities with equity rights issues.

Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW)
Helping people with disabilities to break down barriers to employment, and employers to become leaders in socially and fiscally responsible hiring and retention practices.

Ontario Disability Employment Network
A professional body of employment service providers united to increase employment opportunities for people who have a disability.