MCT In The Community

McColl Turner is committed to giving back to our community. In addition to our support of many local events and initiatives, several of our staff and partners are directly involved with community organizations.

These organizations include:

United Way of Peterborough & District

“Our mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. At United Way of Peterborough & District, our vision is to build community, change lives and work together to make a difference.”

  • Amanda Mellegers, Current Treasurer and Board Member
  • Marie Dietrich, Past Treasurer and Board Member
  • Bill Blair, Chair of Board 1990 – 1991, Treasurer in 1989 and sat on the Board from 1989 to 1995

YWCA Peterborough

“YWCA Peterborough, Victoria & Haliburton exists to support the right of all women and their families to live free from violence, poverty and oppression.”

Peterborough Economic Development – Business Advisory Centre

“The Business Advisory Centre, a member of the Ministry of Economic Development & Trade’s Small Business Enterprise Centre network, is a one stop resource centre for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Our professional consultants advise business owners in the City and County of Peterborough on key aspects of startup and maintaining successful businesses.”

  • McColl Turner sponsors the Business Advisory Centre at Peterborough Economic Development
  • Marilyn Feige volunteers regularly at the BAC, meeting with business owners and making presentations

Lakefield Animal Welfare Society

“The Lakefield Animal Welfare Society is a non-profit organization. It was established in 1992 by a group of five women with a goal of rescuing stray, injured and abused animals in the Lakefield area. Registered as a charity in 1993 and incorporated in 1997, the Society has grown to become a well respected agency with over 200 members from all over the region. “

  • Amy Tipton, Past Treasurer and Board Member from 2011 – 2017

PRHC (Peterborough Regional Health Centre) Foundation

“Supporting outstanding patient care has been our purpose, promise and passion for more than 30 years. Our vision is simple. We work with the community to transform patient care at PRHC. How? By helping donors invest in the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, making it the best place to get care when you and your loved ones need it most.”

The Peterborough Sales & Ad Club

“The Peterborough Sales & Ad Club was established 67 years ago and continues to be the area’s premier business networking club. We are an unincorporated non-for profit association that promotes and supports business in Peterborough & the Kawarthas through personal and professional growth opportunities.”

St. John Ambulance

“First aid and CPR save lives. As Canada’s standard for excellence in first aid and CPR services, St. John Ambulance plays an integral role in our society offering innovative programs and products, ensuring Canadians receive the best quality training and expertise.”

  • Brad Collyer, Chairman and Treasurer for the Peterborough branch since 2005

Peterborough GreenUp

“GreenUp provides education, services, resources and support to enable citizens to take up environmentally healthy lifestyle habits. Our comprehensive approach includes such areas as: waste reduction, water quality, water conservation, energy conservation, landscape enhancement, air quality improvement, active and alternative transportation and climate change awareness.”

Jamaica Self-Help

“Jamaican Self-Help believes that effective development means empowering those affected by poverty to address the issues they face now, while also looking towards the future. Our work focuses three key areas of youth, education and leadership.”

  • Bill Blair, member of the finance committee since 2008

 PRHC (Peterborough Regional Health Centre)

“Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) is a state-of-the-art regional hospital with a proud local history extending back over a century… Funded by the Province of Ontario through the Central East Local Health Integration Network, PRHC opened a new, single facility in 2008, serving a population of 300,000 people in Peterborough and the surrounding region. With a capacity of 494 beds, our regional hospital has one of the busiest Emergency Departments in Ontario, and offers an extensive range of services, including specialized programs in renal, stroke, cardiac, cancer care and vascular surgery.”

  • Amy Tipton, Community Member at Large from 2015 – 2017, Board Member since 2017 and member of the Stewardship and Audit Committees

Community Counselling and Resource Centre (CCRC)

CCRC helps people strengthen their lives and promotes community well-being.  We do this through services that offer counselling, support and resources to assist with personal well-being, credit and financial management, access to housing and connection with the community.

  • McColl Turner professional staff collaborate with CCRC annually to offer the Income Tax Preparation Assistance Program, in partnership with CPA Ontario
  • McColl Turner is an event sponsor for JukeBox Mania, an annual fundraiser for the CCRC
  • Emma Hillier, Treasurer and Board Member since 2016

Rotary Club of Peterborough

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad.  Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision.  About 35,000+ clubs work together to: promote peace; fight disease; provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene; save mothers and children; support education; and grow local economies.

  • Andrew Welk, is a member of the Rotary Club of Peterborough, where he is active in the World Community Service committee as Treasurer, the Breakfast for Kids program at Prince of Wales Public School and the Habitat for Youth committee as a volunteer. 

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Peterborough

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peterborough is the leading child and youth servicing organization providing mentoring programs in Peterborough.  Supporting the Peterborough community, our agency offers that which the organization was founded on: One-to-One Matching.  Men and women (age 18 or older) volunteer their time to become a mentor to a young person who can greatly benefit from having an adult role model to look up to.

Community Futures Peterborough

Our mission is to generate and assist in the creation of employment opportunities in the City and County of Peterborough. We accomplish this mission primarily by supporting small business development through flexible financing and business counselling services.

Since 1985, Community Futures Peterborough has:

  • Invested $28 million in 700+ small businesse
  • These 700+ businesses have created or maintained more than 3,300 jobs in the City and County of Peterborough.

Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough

The Community Foundation brings community builders together to create meaningful and lasting change in the City and County of Peterborough. We work with donors and charitable organizations to invest in the people, ideas and activities that build community vitality. Building sustainable community assets through philanthropy, we take a long-term view of our community, and have the staying power needed to address complex issues.