|Record #: CWD0584||Last Modified: 10 Jan 2022||Last Full Update: 04 Nov 2021|
|Description (Service)||COVID-19 Response
As part of the efforts to control the spread of COVID-19, Grey County offices are closed to the public effective January 5, 2021.
Services, supports and programming continue to be provided remotely / virtually until further notice.
Grey County Social Services delivers the Ontario Works financial assistance program. Ontario Works is an income tested assistance program that provides temporary financial assistance for basic needs and shelter. Ontario Works recipients are also eligible for assistance with adult emergency dental, prescription medication, medical travel and discretionary health benefits.
Discretionary Health Benefits for ODSP recipients are also managed by Grey County Social Services. These benefits may include dentures, adult eyeglasses, health care supplies, prosthetic devices, assistance with funerals and burials.
Assistance may also be available to individuals providing temporary care to a child through the Temporary Care Assistance program. For more information about Temporary Care Assistance please contact 519-376-7112 ext. 1117
Interactive Voice Response (IVR) 1-800-808-2268 - automated information and payment details, payment history, file status, information and announcements about Ontario Works. Service not available to TTY users.
Welfare Fraud Hotline 1-800-394-7867 - to report allegations of fraudulent collection of Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program assistance.
Satellite offices for existing clients
|Hours||Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Online applications for Ontario Works assistance: Mon-Sun 24 hours
|Areas Served||Grey County|
|Eligibility||Ages: 16 year(s) and up|
|Application||Applications for Ontario Works are available online at http://www.ontario.ca/socialassistance or https://www.grey.ca/social-assistance. If having difficulty with the online application or unable to access a computer please call 1-888-999-1142.
If requiring immediate assistance, please call the local OW office at 519-376-7112 ext 1117.
|Fees||Call for information|
|Address and Location|
|Located In Community||Grey County|
|Address & Map||
595 9th Ave E
Owen Sound, ON N4K 3E3
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|Intersection||9th Ave E and 6th St E|
|Physical Access||Fully Accessible|
|Office Phone||Office: 519-376-7324
Inquiries: 519-376-7112 ext 1117
|Toll Free Phone||Inquiries: 1-800-265-3119 ext 1117|
|Primary Contact||Andrea Brendel, Ontario Works Manager, Grey County Social Services; Phone: 519-376-7112 ext 1352; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Primary Executive||Barb Fedy, Director of Social Services; Phone: 519-376-7112 ext 1389; Email: email@example.com|