Are you looking for transportation options in Haliburton County? Whether you need a ride to get to an appointment, pick up groceries or attend an event, check out the information below to help match you with services that meet your transportation needs.
You can also download a copy of our most recent list of services: Looking for Transportation Brochure – 2019-03.
Can-Ar Coach runs daily from Haliburton, Minden, Miner’s Bay, Moore Falls, Norland, Lindsay, Oshawa, Toronto and back. Full schedule: www.can-arcoach.com 1-800-387-7097
Bancroft Community Transit runs a weekly bus between Wilberforce, Cardiff and Bancroft and around the towns of Bancroft and Wilberforce. They also may be able to provide volunteer drives for other appointments for families, youth and adults living in the Highlands East-area. 613-332-8291
Enterprise Car Rental in Haliburton can pick you up if you are renting a car! 705-457-2360 www.enterprise.ca
Hyland Taxi services all of Haliburton County (and beyond!). They have fully accessible taxis available. 705-457-1777.
Trail maps for village walking & wheeling paths in Dorset, Haliburton and Minden are available at www.TransportationHaliburtonCounty.ca/active
As well, use your own networks to connect with others. Try posting in social media groups if you feel comfortable or talking with neighbours along your road. If you are looking for transportation to an event, call the people organizing to see if they can connect you with others in your area who might be able to offer a ride.
COLLEGE / EDUCATION / TRAINING
There is a bulletin board at Haliburton School of Arts and Design for ridesharing and the local taxi company will try to arrange for shared taxis when they can. Hyland Taxi: 705-457-1777
Supports for transportation may be available for adults seeking skills training and academic upgrading. As well, learn-at-home / distance learning options may be available for some programs. Don’t let a lack of transportation stop you from learning!
Academic Upgrading: 705-457-4562
John Howard Society Outreach Literacy: 1-888-665-6615 ext. 921.
Contact North: 1-855-867-9528.
EMPLOYMENT / COMMUTERS
If you are looking for work, Fleming CREW Employment Services is a great resource. Speak with your Employment Counsellor about what transportation supports might be available. 705-457-2020 www.flemingcrew.ca
You may be eligible for employment supports to help get you to work if you are receiving social assistance (Ontario Works or ODSP). Speak with your caseworker to learn more. If you have a disability, you may still be eligible for employment benefits from ODSP even if you don’t qualify for income supports. Call ODSP to find out more.
Ontario Works: 705-457-4571
Ontario Disability Support Program: 705-324-6128
It’s worth talking to your employer or potential employer about support with transportation. They might be willing to be flexible with shift times or help establish a rideshare program with other employees.
COMMUNITY SUPPORTS / CRISIS SERVICES / SOCIAL SERVICES
Many programs in the community can work with you to overcome transportation barriers. If you are looking for mental health supports, victim’s services, counselling, parenting groups, or social services, call the agency to talk about options.
HHHS Community Support Services offers several transportation services for medical travel for seniors and adults with disabilities. Call at least 72 hours in advance. 705-457-2941 www.hhhs.ca/community-support-services
For children and youth, Point in Time may be able to offer help for medical appointments. 705-457-5345. www.pointintime.ca
The Canadian Cancer Society can provide some support with transportation to cancer-related appointments. 1-800-263-6750. www.cancer.ca
If you are receiving income from Ontario Works or ODSP, speak with your caseworker about transportation supports for medical travel.
SENIORS & PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
HHHS Community Support Services offers transportation services throughout the County for seniors (age 55+) and adults with disabilities. Out of town travel for medical appointments can often be arranged. Call at least 72 business hours ahead. 705-457-2941 www.hhhs.ca/community-support-services
For travel in and around Haliburton Village, the DYMO Bus offers accessible bus travel. It is also available for out-of-town bookings. DYMO Bus (Haliburton Bus Lines): 705-457-5076.
Local grocery stores and food banks may offer delivery. It’s worth asking!
If you struggle to prepare your own meals, Meals on Wheels may help. Call HHHS Community Support Services: 705-457-2941. www.hhhs.ca/community-support-services
Check out the Food for All brochure for information on free & low-cost food sources. Health Unit: 1-866-888-4577 ext. 3245 www.haliburtoncountyfoodnet.com
HOUSING / ABUSE / EMERGENCY SHELTER
If you are in an abusive situation or are concerned about the health of your relationship, please call YWCA Women’s Centre & Haliburton Emergency Rural SafeSpace: 705-286-6442. www.ywcapeterborough.org
After regular office hours, if you are a woman wanting to leave an abusive relationship, many women’s shelters can help with transportation.
YWCA Crossroads Shelter (Peterborough): 1-800-461-7656 www.ywcapeterborough.org
Women’s Resources of Kawartha Lakes: 1-800-565-5350 www.womensresources.ca
In an emergency, please call 911.
To access emergency shelter if you are homeless (youth, families, adults, seniors), call A Place Called Home: 1-866-520-2689 Ext. 1. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. www.apch.ca
Some transportation assistance may be available if you need to attend an appointment in order to keep your housing or if you need transportation in order to access shelter. For more information, call Heat Bank Haliburton County: 705-306-0565.
Victim Services may help with transportation for victims of crime to attend immediate, short-term counseling services. Transportation support may also be available for a family member to identify a victim of homicide, or to support a victim who has suffered serious injury. Victim Services of Kawartha-Haliburton: 1-800-574-4401 (24 hours a day). www.victim-services.org