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District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board (The)
Ontario Works, Marathon

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  • Provides short term financial assistance to individuals and families in need
  • Offers Extended Health Benefits to qualifying individuals
  • Provides support and assistance to program participants in meeting their participation responsibilities
  • Provides information to recipients about participation requirements including seeking employment, basic education, volunteer work, or self employment

Participants can access a variety of programs and support services including but not limited to:
  • Child Care
  • Clothing Needs
  • Community Placement Program
  • Discretionary Benefits
  • Drug Benefits
  • Employment Resource Centre
  • Employment Start-up Costs
  • Enhanced Employment Placement Program
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Learning, Earning and Parenting
  • Pay-Direct to Landlord
  • Special Diets Allowance
  • Transportation
Comments
If difficulty is experienced applying online contact Service Ontario at 1-855-231-1255
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Eligibility
Individuals must:
  • be a resident of Ontario
  • be in immediate financial need to help pay for food and housing costs
  • be willing to take part in activities that will help find employment
  • sign a Participation Agreement
Amount of financial assistance provided is determined by various factors including:
  • Family size
  • Housing costs
  • Income
Extended Health Benefits
Individuals and families who:
  • were eligible for Ontario Works in the previous month


Age Requirements: Ages: 16 year(s) and up;
Application Process
Individuals can apply online or by contacting the office by telephone (no walk-in applications at this location)

The following documentation is required to complete application:
  • Copy of mortgage or rental agreement
  • Health card
  • Information about assets owned, such as a Registered Retirement Savings Plan,
  • Information about other income and money, such as a pension
  • Proof of identity, such as birth certificate
  • Proof of immigration status, if required
  • Proof of Social Insurance Number
  • Recent bank statement for all bank accounts
  • Record of Employment and/or most recent pay stubs
Fees
None
Accessibility
Unknown
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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