Grey County.

Site: Owen Sound - 9th Ave E

Service: Social Services - Ontario Works

Record #: CWD0584
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2024
Last Full Update: 09 May 2024


Description (Service)

Grey County Social Services delivers the Ontario Works financial assistance program. Ontario Works is an income tested assistance program that provides temporary financial assistance for basic needs and shelter. Ontario Works recipients are also eligible for assistance with adult emergency dental, prescription medication, medical travel and discretionary health benefits.

Discretionary Health Benefits for ODSP recipients are also managed by Grey County Social Services. These benefits may include dentures, adult eyeglasses, health care supplies, prosthetic devices, assistance with funerals and burials.

Assistance may also be available to individuals providing temporary care to a child through the Temporary Care Assistance program. For more information about Temporary Care Assistance please contact 519-376-7112 ext. 1320

Additional Numbers:
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.

Satellite offices for existing clients

  • Durham: 575 Saddler St E, N0G 1R0 (Rockwood Terrace)
  • Hanover: 286 10th St, N4N 1P2
  • Markdale: 55 Victoria Ave, N0C 1H0 (South East Grey Community Health Centre)
  • Meaford: 80 Victoria St, Unit 3, N0H 2S0

Service Details

Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Online applications for Ontario Works assistance: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Grey County
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Call for information
Application Applications for Ontario Works are available online at or If having difficulty with the online application or unable to access a computer please call 1-888-999-1142.

If requiring immediate assistance, please call the local OW office at 519-376-7112 ext 1760.
Languages English
Fees Call for information

Address and Location

Located In Community Owen Sound
Address & Map
Grey County Administration Building; 595 9th Ave E
Owen Sound, ON
Canada N4K 3E3
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Intersection 9th Ave E and 6th St E
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 519-376-7324
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-3119
Fax 519-376-4920
Primary Contact Andrea Brendel, Ontario Works Manager, Grey County Social Services; Phone: 519-371-2626; Email:
Alternate Contact Anne Marie Shaw, Director of Community Services; Phone: 519-371-3272; Email:
Mailing Address Grey County Administration Building; 595 9th Ave E 
Owen Sound, ON 
Canada N4K 3E3

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