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Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board
Ontario Works, Iroquois Falls Office

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Description
  • 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-12 noon, 1 pm-4:15 pm, Sep-JunMon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-3:45 pm, Jul-Aug
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:
  • Assets
  • Family size
  • Housing costs
  • Income
Extended Health BenefitsIndividuals and families who:
  • were eligible for Ontario Works in the previous month
  • do not qualify for Ontario Works because income from other source is too high
  • no longer eligible for Ontario Works because they received a payment for loss of income under the 1986-1990 Hepatitis C Settlement Agreement


Age Requirements: Ages: 16 year(s) and up;
Application Process
Individuals can apply online or by contacting the officeThe following documentation is required to complete application:
  • Copy of Canada Child Tax Benefit statement (for children under 18 years of age)
  • 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
Fully Accessible
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(20) Regional Government
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   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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