Description (Service) The Ontario Works Program provides financial assistance and employment supports to assist individuals with their basic needs and accommodation while focusing on obtaining paid employment. The Ontario Works Program also makes referrals to the Ontario Disability Support Program for those individuals that are not able to seek employment due to long term health issues. 
Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) - Ontario Works assesses CHPI applicants that are in receipt of OW or ODSP that are homeless or at risk of being homeless for help with mortgage or rental arrears, hydro, oil, propane or other items or servicdes that may prevent homelessness.
Service Details
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Parry Sound District
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) - 65 year(s) 
Resident of Parry Sound District * eligibility depends on assets and income * Students 16-18 years, attending school but not living at home must meet strict criteria to be approved for assistance
Application Call for information * application available online
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Parry Sound
Address & Map
1 Beechwood Dr
Parry Sound, ON P2A 1J2
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Intersection Beechwood Dr and Church St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone Ontario Works West: 705-746-8886
Toll Free Phone Ontario Works West: 1-800-461-4464
Fax 705-746-7783
Primary Contact Sharon Smith, District Manager, Ontario Works; Phone: 705-746-7777 ext 285
Alternate Contact Kerry Hardie-Mintz; Phone: 705-746-7777 ext 256
Primary Executive Janet Patterson, Chief Administrative Officer; Phone: 705-746-7777 ext 238

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