|Record #: CWD0584||Last Modified: 01 Dec 2020||Last Full Update: 27 Nov 2020|
|Description (Service)||COVID-19 Response Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, the Ontario Works office is closed to the public. Staff are working and available to assist via phone, fax, and email. For any inquires regarding OW, please call 519-376-7112
New applicants should call 519-376-7112 ext 1117 or apply online at http://www.ontario.ca/socialassistance
For individuals who are not in receipt of Ontario Works (OW) or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), Emergency Assistance is available for those facing a crisis or emergency who have no immediate access to other supports. This assistance is temporary in nature. To apply for this benefit, call 519-376-7112 ext 1117 or apply through the Emergency Assistance Online site
Ontario Works Financial Assistance - monthly allowance based on family size, housing costs and income. Provides a monthly drug benefit card, special diet allowance, medical transportation and other services such as:
Sustainable Housing Benefit (SHB) - assists low income residents including seniors, OW and ODSP recipients with rent or mortgage, utility, energy and heat arrears. Staff assist community members with:
Families with Children - helps with costs such as child care start-up costs, basic dental care for children, eyeglasses for children.
Ontario Works Employment Activities - offers job search programs, employment placement based on individual’s skills, experience and circumstances
Learning, Earning and Parenting (LEAP) - helps young parents (up to 25 years of age) finish high school, improve parenting skills and find and maintain employment. May include a temporary care program for children with no available parent.
Transportation Program - shuttle service for OW clients who need transportation to attend any employment related activity, including anything needed to gain employment or employment skills. Discuss with case worker to make arrangements.
Interactive Voice Response (IVR) 1-800-808-2268 - automated information and payment details, payment history, file status, information and announcements about Ontario Works. Service not available to TTY users.
Welfare Fraud Hotline 1-800-394-7867 - to report allegations of fraudulent collection of Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program assistance.
Satellite offices for existing clients or to drop off applications:
|Hours||Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm|
|Areas Served||Grey County|
|Eligibility||Ages: 16 year(s) and up|
|Application||If you have been on Ontario Works in the last four years you may complete an update online at grey.ca/ow and will be emailed within 24 hours with details of an appointment
If you have not been on social assistance in the last four years you are encouraged to apply online at www.ontario.ca/socialassistance
To speak to someone over the phone to complete a 15-30 minute screening and make a follow-up appointment, call 519-376-7112 ext 1117. This method may take longer to receive financial assistance.
|Fees||Call for information|
|Address and Location|
|Located In Community||Grey County|
|Address & Map||
595 9th Ave E
Owen Sound, ON N4K 3E3
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|Intersection||9th Ave E and 6th St E|
|Physical Access||Fully Accessible|
|Office Phone||Office: 519-376-7324
Initial Intake: 519-376-7112 ext 1117
|Toll Free Phone||Initial Intake: 1-800-265-3119 ext 1117|
|Primary Contact||Andrea Brendel, Ontario Works Manager; Phone: 519-376-7112 ext 1352; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Primary Executive||Barb Fedy, Director of Social Services; Phone: 519-376-7112 ext 1389; Email: email@example.com|
|Service Categories||Assistive Devices - Where to buy/rent/borrow ; Career Counselling ; Financial Assistance ; Financial Assistance Programs ; Health & Physical Disabilities ; Health and Physical Disabilities ; Home Support ; Home Support Programs ; Medical Appointments Transportation ; Medical Financial Assistance ; Programs for Home Support ; Social Assistance ; Transportation to Medical Appointment ; Young Parents|
|Service Category Groups||Disabilities ; Employment / Training ; Health Care ; Income Programs ; Newcomers ; Older Adults ; Transportation ; Youth|