Ontario. Ministry of Community and Social Services

Site: Stratford

Service: Ontario Disability Support Program

Description (Service) COVID19 Emergency Assistance for those not on Ontario Works (OW) or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), have no access to other supports, have applied to EI but have not received payment and are waiting for new COVID-19 support from the federal government to become available. How to Apply online HERE or contact at 519-271-3773 ext 200. Rates based on OW entitlements and are issued temporarily for 16-48 days through an expedited process Ontario Works - Basic Financial Assistance may be available to assist with cost of basic needs like food, clothing and shelter as well as health benefits and employment assistance. Eligibility is assessed by reviewing family size, income, assets and housing cost. At this time applications for financial assistance and participation agreements can be completed over the phone and verified through third party checks. More information about OW along with rates of assistance can be found HERE How to Apply online HERE or contact at 519-271-3773 ext 200 (including those who have previously been in receipt of OW and need to re-apply) Federal assistance will be applied to OW assistance if the time periods overlap and result in overpayments and recovery

OW/ODSP recipients Expanded access to Discretionary Benefits is available for current recipients to meet extraordinary costs during the COVID-19 pandemic such as food, cleaning supplies and transportation. How to Apply contact caseworker directly A comprehensive list of federal benefits can be found HERE

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) is intended to meet the needs of people with disabilities and help them to become more independent. ODSP provides financial assistance to people with disabilities. Amount of benefit depends on size of family, shelter costs, income, and assets. Help prepare for and find a job

Emergency Homelessness - People and families in need of emergency housing during regular work hours should contact the Ontario Works or ODSP office (if not registered with either, contact OW). Outside of normal business hours, contact the Huron Perth Crisis Intervention Program at 1-888-829-7484
Service Details
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Huron County ; Perth County
Eligibility Persons who are are residents of Ontario and have an ongoing functional limitation as a result of a disability.
Application Call for details
Languages Interpretive Services
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Stratford
Address & Map
63 Lorne Ave E
Unit 1A, RR 3
Stratford, ON
Canada N5A 6S4
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Intersection Lorne Ave and Erie St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-271-1530
Toll Free Phone 1-800-565-5762
TTY Phone 519-271-0124
Fax 519-271-9971
E-Mail adminstratfordodsp@ontario.ca
Website www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/odsp/
Primary Contact Vincent Suh, Ontario Disability Support Program Manager; Phone: 519-271-1530 Ext 229; Email: vincent.suh@ontario.ca
Alternate Contact Vincent Suh, Ontario Disability Support Program Manager; Phone: 519-271-1530 Ext 229; Email: vincent.suh@ontario.ca
Mailing Address PO Box 3399 
Station Main 
Markham, ON 
Canada L3R 6J2

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