Bruce County.

Site: Walkerton

Service: Social Services - Ontario Works

Description
Description (Service) Financial assistance - Applications can be made for the Ontario works program that assist with immediate financial need and employment supports. Monthly financial entitlement is based on family size, housing costs and income. Assistance with monthly drug benefit card for those in receipt of Ontario Works  
 
Other Services Include:  
 
Families with Children - vision care for children * child care start up funds * funds for families with gross earnings under $30,000.00 to assist with cost for non-sporting activities. 
 
Emergency dental services - for those individuals that qualify for Ontario Works Benefits  
 
Employment Benefits – cover costs related to starting a job or searching for employment  
 
Community Participation/information and referrals - volunteer placements * job search programs - based on individual’s skills, experience and circumstances, job search techniques, job referral, resume writing * employment placement - job matching service * basic education * basic adult upgrading * high school upgrading * * literacy and basic skills * job skills training - development of skills for specific jobs * on-the-job training * supports to self-employment - referrals to self-employment programs, literacy programs, vpi and employment services  
 
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 aide 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 located at the following locations:  
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 Youth and 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)  
Financial assistance is provided 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 OW office for more information
Application Call for intake * When applying for Ontario Works, an individual is connected to an office and a Caseworker in the geographic area that is closest to their residence 
 
To apply for Ontario Works benefits, an individual has the following options:  
Call and complete an intake over the phone at 1-800-265-3005 * apply in person at 30 Park Street Walkerton * apply online at www.ontario.ca/socialassistance
Languages English ; French can be arranged
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 www.brucecounty.on.ca/ontworks.php
Mailing Address PO Box 399 
Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0

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