Description (Service) 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 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 as well as seniors, individuals and families that are not in receipt of social assistance. 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) and up 
resident of Parry Sound District
Application Call for intake
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Site Location Located across from the Beer Store in South River.
Located In Community South River
Address & Map
16 Toronto Ave
South River, ON P0A 1X0
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Accessibility Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-386-2358
Toll Free Phone 1-800-661-3230
Fax 705-386-2604
Primary Contact Sharon Smith, District Manager, Ontario Works, District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board; Phone: 705 386-2358 ext 229; Fax: 705 386-2604; Email:
Primary Executive Janet Patterson, Chief Administrative Officer
Mailing Address PO Box 1600 
South River, ON P0A 1X0

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