Bruce County.

Site: Walkerton

Service: Human Services - Ontario Works

Description
Description (Service) Ontario Works Financial Assistance assists with immediate financial need and employment supports. Monthly financial entitlement is based on family size, housing costs and income 
 
Other services include:  
 
Families with Children - vision care for children * child care start up funds * funds for families with gross earnings under $30,000 to assist with costs for non-sporting activities 
 
Emergency Dental Services - for individuals who qualify for Ontario Works benefits  
 
Employment Benefits - covers costs related to starting a job or searching for employment. Assistance available for job searching, job referral, resume writing, upgrading and job skills training 
 
Community Placements - provides assistance to secure a volunteer placement with a non-profit organization  
 
Learning, Earning and Parenting (LEAP) - helps young parents finish high school, improve parenting skills, locate and maintain employment  
 
Discretionary Benefits - health care supplies such as mobility devices and other health care aides, prosthetic devices, funerals and burials 
 
Welfare Fraud Hotline 1-800-394-7867 - to report allegations of fraudulent collection of Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program assistance 
 
Resource Centres are also located at: 
 
910 Queen Street, Kincardine * 519-396-2116  
 
605 Mill Street, Port Elgin * 519-389-5580  
 
268 Berford Street, Wiarton * 519-534-1286
Service Details
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Bruce County
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
 
Adults 18 years and over in financial need * youth 16-17 years in financial need who cannot live at home but are attending school or seeking employment (funds must be managed by a trustee, guardian or agency) * financial need is determined by a review of income, liquid assets and living expenses  
 
Learning, Earning and Parenting (LEAP): provides financial assistance for parents between the ages of 16-24 who are attending school * must meet all other Ontario Works eligibility to qualify for the LEAP program * call for more information
Application Call 1-800-265-3005 to complete intake, apply in person at 30 Park St, Walkerton or apply online at www.ontario.ca/socialassistance * Applicant will be connected to an office and an Income Support Caseworker in the geographic area closest to their residence
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Walkerton
Address & Map
30 Park St
Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0
 
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Intersection Park and Yonge
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone Intake 519-881-0431
Toll Free Phone Intake 1-800-265-3005
Fax 519-881-4324
E-Mail bcsswa@brucecounty.on.ca
Website brucecounty.on.ca
Mailing Address PO Box 399 
Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0

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