City of Kawartha Lakes Social Services

Site: Haliburton

Service: Social Assistance, Minden

Description (Service)
  • Administration of Financial and Employment Assistance under the Ontario Works Act, Children's Services including Child Care Fee Subsidy, Community Social Investment Fund and Homelessness Prevention Services. 
    The provision of social assistance programs is governed by the Ontario Works Act and Regulations and consists of financial support through Income Services and participation in Employment Services programs.
Income Services, Ontario Works: 
Provides financial support for basic needs to eligible recipients. Eligibility and the amount of assistance is based on family size, income, assets and living arrangements. Other benefits may also be provided, including Ontario Drug Benefits coverage, Medical Transportation costs, Diabetic Supplies, Vision care for children nd health-related discretionary benefits for adults. To apply for assistance, call 1-877-324-9870 ext. 4. 
Employment Services: 
Almost all recipients of financial support must participate in employment related activities. These can include job searching, educational opportunities, volunteering, training and/or job retention programs. There are also a number of financial supports to assist with participation costs. Individuals who are leaving assistance because of work can continue to receive a number of benefits, including the drug benefit card and other supports, for between 6 and 12 months after going off assistance.  
Children's Services: 
Provides financial support for eligible applicants for child care services in a Ministry licensed child care program or private home and in an informal setting for recipients of Ontario Works under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014. Agencies may also receive financial support through the General Operating fund. Financial supports to agencies may also be provided to support the inclusion of children with special needs. 
Homelessness Services: 
The City of Kawartha Lakes offers Housing Help assistance to residents in the County of Haliburton and the City of Kawartha Lakes. We can offer assistance with the following: 
o Help to Maintain Housing 
o Help to Find Housing 
o Help with Financial Assistance 
o Help for Landlords 
o Help with Support Services 
o Help with Emergency Housing 
o KLH Housing Corp.
Service Details
Hours Mon-Fri: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Dates All Year
Areas Served Haliburton County ; Kawartha Lakes
Eligibility Most programs are needs tested based on income, assets and living arrangements under the Ontario Works Act and Regulations, the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 and local policies.
Application To apply in Haliburton call 705-286-4085 or toll free 1-877-324-9870 ext 4 to request an intake. 
To apply in Kawartha Lakes call 705-324-9870
Languages English - Website,
Fees None
Address and Location
Site Location Small plaza, next to Shoppers Drug Mart and Fleming Crew
Located In Community Haliburton County
Address & Map
49 Maple Ave, Unit 8
Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0
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Physical Access Fully Accessible - Parking ; Partially Accessible - Entrance Useable
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-457-4571
Toll Free Phone 1-877-324-9870
Fax 705-457-8032
Primary Contact Janine Mitchell, Manager Social Services, Corporation of the City of Kawartha Lakes; Phone: 705-324-9870 ext 3229; Email:
Alternate Contact Holly Russett, Executive Assistant, Corporation of the City of Kawartha Lakes; Phone: 705-324-9870 ext 3228; Email:
Primary Executive Rod Sutherland, Director Human Services, Corporation of the City of Kawartha Lakes; Phone: 705-324-9870 ext 3206; Email:
Mailing Address PO Box 728 
Haliburton, ON K0M 2S0

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