Bruce County.

Service: Human Services - Ontario Works

Description (Service) COVID-19 Response 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, contact the local OW office or through the Emergency Assistance Online site 
Regular Service: 
Ontario Works Financial Assistance assists with immediate financial need and employment supports * Monthly financial entitlement is based on family size, housing costs and income 
Other services include:  
Families with Children - The Bruce County Children's Activity Assistance Program (BCCAAP) provides funds for families with gross earnings under $30,000 to assist with costs for non-sporting activities * The program provides a maximum of $300.00 per year per eligible child 
Emergency Dental Services - for individuals who qualify for Ontario Works benefits  
Employment Benefits - covers costs related to starting a job or searching for employment * Assistance available for job searching, job referral, resume writing, upgrading and job skills training 
Community Placements - provides assistance to secure a volunteer placement with a non-profit organization  
Learning, Earning and Parenting (LEAP) - helps young parents finish high school, improve parenting skills, locate and maintain employment  
Discretionary Benefits - health care supplies such as mobility devices and other health care aides, prosthetic devices, cremation/burials 
Welfare Fraud Hotline 1-800-394-7867 - to report allegations of fraudulent collection of Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program assistance 
Satellite Human Services offices are also located at:  
910 Queen Street, Kincardine * 519-396-2116  
1243 MacKenzie Road, Port Elgin * 519-389-5580  
268 Berford Street, Wiarton * 519-534-1286
Service Details
Public Comments Bruce County Human Services offices will be closed from noon on Dec 24, 2020 and will reopen Jan 4, 2021.  
Staff from Ontario Works will be available for emergency service on Dec 29-31, call 519-376-7112 (press 2).
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Bruce County
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Adults 18 years and over in financial need * youth 16-17 years in financial need who cannot live at home (funds must be managed by a trustee, guardian or agency) * Financial need is determined by a review of income, liquid assets and living expenses  
Learning, Earning and Parenting (LEAP): provides financial assistance for parents between the ages of 16-24 who are attending school * Must meet all other Ontario Works eligibility to qualify for the LEAP program * call for more information
Application Call 1-800-265-3005 to complete intake, apply in person at any of the four Human Services offices in Bruce County (Walkerton, Kincardine, Port Elgin and Wiarton) or apply online at * Applicant will be connected to an office and an Income Support Caseworker in the geographic area closest to their residence
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Walkerton
Address & Map
30 Park St
Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0
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Intersection Park and Yonge
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Walkerton, Port Elgin and Wiarton ; Partially Accessible - Kincardine
Contact Information
Office Phone Intake: 519-881-0431
Toll Free Phone Intake: 1-800-265-3005
Fax 519-881-4324
Primary Contact Carla Meili, Income & Employment Supports; Email:
Alternate Contact Aryn Becker, Income Support Supervisor; Email:
Mailing Address PO Box 399 
Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0
Service Categories Assistive Devices - Funding Assistance ; Assistive Devices - Where to buy/rent/borrow ; Career Counselling ; Financial Assistance ; Financial Assistance Programs ; Health & Physical Disabilities ; Health and Physical Disabilities ; Medical Financial Assistance ; Recreation Expense Assistance ; Social Assistance ; Young Parents
Service Category Groups Disabilities ; Employment / Training ; Health Care ; Income Programs ; Newcomers ; Sports / Recreation ; Youth

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