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.

two figures shaking hands

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.

Photo of exterior of building, 540 George St N, Peterborough, On

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.

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, Finance and Administration

Kim Hamilton

Administrative Assistant

Sandy Garvey

Finance Assistant

Sarah Bass

Fundraising & Communications Coordinator, PDAN Coordinator

Our 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

President

Julie Brundle

Past-President

Patricia Donnelly

Patricia Donnelly

Vice-President

Allison Smith

Allison Smith

Treasurer

Court Ostic

Secretary

Todd Barr

Todd Barr

Member

Ray Dart

Ray Dart

Member

Alicia Doris

Alicia Doris

Member

Emma Hillier

Member

Zoe King

Zoë King

Member