District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board
Ontario Works, North Bay 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:
  • Assistance to Young Parents
  • Computer and internet access
  • Community Placement Program
  • Employment counselling in various areas, including job searching and researching job opportunities
  • Employment Resource Centre
  • Employment related costs
  • Employment Placement Program
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Service Canada job bank website
  • Transportation costs
  • Workshops to assist with Job Readiness, such as interview skills, resume writing, and cover letter writing
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


Age Requirements: Ages: 16 year(s) and up;
Application Process
Individuals can apply online or by contacting the office
The following documentation for each family member 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 and accommodation costs such as utilities and insurance
  • Health card
  • Information about assets owned, such as a Registered Retirement Savings Plan, personal vehicles, etc
  • 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
  • Vehicle ownership, if applicable
  • Record of Employment and/or most recent pay stubs
  • Notice of Assessment
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(20) Regional Government
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Last Verified On August 30, 2018

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