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Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night poster

Belleville's annual Take Back the Night is fast approaching and we’re calling all womyn* to join us for this year’s march.

*Womyn is an alternative spelling of women that has been used historically to get people thinking about the patriarchal structures in our society.

Read the full Press Release.

Rural Research Participants Wanted


Click above flyer for Printable PDF.

Free Dental Services for Low-Income Families

January 30, 2017:  More than 380 low-income families and individuals across a broad area of eastern Ontario, including the Quinte Region, will receive free dental care thanks to some one-time provincial funding.

Over the next few months, each of the five Community Health Centres across the area served by the Southeast Local Health Integrated Network will be able to provide 81 patients with dentures, and offer more than 300 clients greater access to specialized dental services.

There will be funding for the Belleville Quinte West CHC and Gateway in Tweed.  You do not need to be a member of a CHC in order to qualify, but do need to meet eligibility criteria set by the program.

See this Quinte News article for more details or contact your local Community Health Centre.

Sign up for the Ontario Energy Support Program Now to Reduce Your Electric Bill in 2016

Ontario Energy Support Program Ad

If you are a customer of an electric utility and in a lower income home, you may qualify for a reduction on your electricity bill through the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP).  It is also available to customers of unit sub-meter providers and retail energy companies.  You must apply to the program to receive the reduction.

If your home is electrically heated, or you rely on medical devices requiring a lot of power, OESP offers a higher level of assistance.  It takes 6-8 weeks to process an application, so you should apply ASAP.

Visit https://ontarioelectricitysupport.ca/ to complete an application or visit the OEB website (or call them, Toll Free, 1-855-831-8151) for more information. You can apply online or through an intake agency.

If you need help applying, assistance is available, call the number closest to your area (numbers for other areas are available on the OESP website page):

  • Hastings County 1-866-414-0300
  • Napanee 613-354-0957 or 613-354-7633
  • Amherstview 613-389-2820
  • Picton 613-476-2842 or 613-476-1811

Legal Aid Smartphone App

Legal Aid Smartphone App picture

Check your eligibility for Legal Aid and customer service centre wait times using your smartphone.

Food Access Guide - Hastings & Prince Edward Counties

The Hastings & Prince Edward Health Unit website has links to their new Food Access Guide, which provides information about free or low cost food and meal programs in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. 

The guide is divided into 6 geographic areas: Belleville, Central Hastings, North Hastings, Prince Edward County, Quinte West and South East Hastings.  Visit their website and click on the area you live in.

Family Law Advice Counsel - 2 days/week in Belleville

LAO Family Law Advice Counsel

Good Food Box - Hastings and Prince Edward Counties

Please see the flyer from the Community Development Council of Quinte outlining all their available programs, including the Good Food Box Singles Box and Good Baby Box.

Fresh fruits and vegetables to help your family stretch their food dollar, reduce food costs and meet the food needs of the family through bulk buying and volume discounts. This program is open to everyone.

The Good Food Box is available throughout Hastings & Prince Edward Counties. Contact the CDC for the depot nearest you. $15.00 Family size;  $10.00 Singles Box;  $5.00 Fruit Bag;  $10.00 Good Baby Box.  

Payment due by the 1st Thursday of the month. Pick up on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

Contact Ruth Ingersoll, Director of Community Engagement, ruth@cdcquinte.com or 613-968-2466.

Good Food Box - Napanee

The Napanee Community Health Centre (6 Dundas Street East in Napanee) has become an ordering/host site for both the Good Food Box and the Healthy Lunch box. Both of these programs are coordinated by the Salvation Army locally. Anyone can order either of these boxes as the value is generated by purchasing in bulk so the more orders the better the value!

Read the flyer.



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