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Algoma District Services Administration Board

Ontario Works


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:
  • Addiction Treatment Services
  • 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
0830 - 1630
Tue
0830 - 1630
Wed
0830 - 1630
Thu
0830 - 1630
Fri
0830 - 1630

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Eligibility
Individuals must:
  • be 16 years of age and older
  • 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 and assets

Extended Health Benefits
Individuals and families may be eligible if:
  • They were eligible for Ontario Works in the previous month
  • They no longer qualify for financial help with Ontario Works because their income from other sources is too high
Application Process
Individuals can apply online or by contacting the office
Fees
None
Documents Required
The following documentation is required to complete application:
  • Copy of Canada Child Tax Benefit statement (for children 18 years and younger)
  • 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
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(20) Regional Government
Agency Information
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
February 23, 2021