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
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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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone Ontario Works East: 705-386-2358
Toll Free Phone Ontario Works East: 1-800-661-3230
Fax 705-386-2604
Primary Contact Jeff Degagne, Manager of Income Support and Stability; Phone: 705-386-2358 ext 5414; Email:
Alternate Contact Melissa Fagan, Supervisor; Phone: ext 5415; Email:
Mailing Address PO Box 1600 
South River, ON P0A 1X0

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