Like many businesses, United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes is taking steps to help reduce the transmission of COVID 19 by closing its office to the public.  Staff will be monitoring emails and communications from both the office and remotely until April 6.  Our network of community partners and agencies are contacting their clients to keep them informed about services that are being temporarily suspended or altered.

Thank you to our public health leaders, health care workers and municipal staff and councils. We have seen incredible leadership and professionalism from front line teams. People across our rural communities have been reaching out to some of our more fragile and isolated neighbours, this is important to ensure they have groceries, prescriptions and wellness checks.

These are extraordinary times and to help you access critical information here is a list of some sources for knowledge and help:

HKPR Health Unit: 1-866-888-4577 ext. 5020 OR

If you think you have symptoms please call Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000

Starting Wednesday, March 18, the RMH COVID-19 Assessment Centre can be reached at 705-328-6217. The hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8a.m.-4p.m.

Need help locating local services call 211 OR

CMHA HKPR Info    Crisis Helpline: 1-866-995-9933 (local)

Kids Help Phone  -24 /7 service @  tel:1-800-668-6868

CMHA National: 1-833-456-4566



Penny Barton Dyke

Executive Director

United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes