The Story of CCRC

In 1956 and 1971 the Catholic Social Service Bureau & the Volunteers and Information Peterborough agencies were formed by groups of concerned local citizens who saw a need for services.  Those groups were comprised of volunteers, community leaders and clergy who wanted to make life better for people in their communities.

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They joined forces

The two organizations formally became the Family Counselling Services and Volunteers and Information Peterborough in 1998, then Community Counselling and Resource Centre in 2001.  The organization shortened its moniker to CCRC in 2016.

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Under one Roof

In June 2021, all of CCRC’s services moved to 540 George St North so that programs and services could all be delivered out of one location.

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Program Changes

In May  2021, CCRC closed it’s Credit Counselling Services program due to changes in the industry.  In March 2023, CCRC’s Community Service Orders program closed.

Who we are

Our teams are made up of skilled professionals from various backgrounds who believe in social justice and the premise that transformational change is possible for anyone.  You’ll find our program staff bios on their respective program pages, and the Senior Leadership, Administration and Philanthropy teams below.


Kirsten Armbrust

Executive Director

Lynda Terry

Manager of Finance & Administration

Humay Narimanova

Finance Assistant


Sarah Bass

Fundraising & Communications Coordinator, PDAN Coordinator

Board of Directors

Our board is comprised of a diverse group of community minded leaders who share a commitment to social justice and community betterment. 

Tanys Howell

Tanys Howell


Patricia Donnelly

Patricia Donnelly


Allison Smith

Allison Smith


Ray Dart

Ray Dart


Torri Balson


Alicia Doris

Alicia Doris


Zoe King

Zoë King


Colleen Patterson


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Community Counselling and Resource Centre is proud to be accredited through the Canadian Centre for Accreditation, a third-party review based on accepted organizational practices that promote ongoing quality improvement and responsive, effective community services.

We are also a proud member agency of both local and regional organizations.

Accredited by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation
Family Service Ontario 'We're stronger together'
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United Way Peterborough & District 'Change starts here'. logo
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CCRC will be closed at 3 pm on June 28th and all day July 1st for the Canada Day Weekend

CCRC will be closed at 3 pm on Feb 16 and all day Monday February 19 for Family Day.