Description (Service) Provides financial assistance and employment and life stabilization 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 with a health problem that prevents them from seeking employment. 
Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) -Ontario Works assesses CHPI applicants that are in receipt of OW or ODSP. Other individuals or families that are homeless or at risk of being homeless may be eligible for financial assistance with rent or mortgage arrears, hydro, oil, propane or other items or services 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 
Apply online at 
or call Centralized Intake line at 1-888-999-1142.
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 705-746-8731
Primary Contact Jeff Degagne, Manager of Income Support and Stability; Phone: 705-386-2358 ext 5414; Email:
Alternate Contact Kerry Hardie-Mintz; Phone: 705-746-7777 ext 5256; Email:

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