Deer Lake First Nation

Ontario Works

Home Agency Service

  • Provides short term financial assistance to individuals and families in need
  • Offers Extended Health Benefits to qualifying individuals
  • Provides information to recipients about participation requirements including seeking employment, basic education, volunteer work, or self employment
Participants can access a variety of programs and support services including but not limited to:
  • Child Care
  • Clothing Needs
  • Community Placement Program
  • Discretionary Benefits
  • Drug Benefits
  • Employment Resource Centre
  • Employment Start-up Costs
  • Enhanced Employment Placement Program
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Learning, Earning and Parenting
  • Pay-Direct to Landlord
  • Special Diets Allowance
  • Transportation
Members of Deer Lake First Nation

Individuals must:
  • be a resident of Ontario
  • be in immediate financial need to help pay for food and housing costs
  • be willing to take part in activities that will help find employment
  • sign a Participation Agreement

Amount of financial assistance provided is determined by various factors including:
  • Assets
  • Family size
  • Housing costs
  • Income
Application Process
The following documentation is required to complete application:
  • Copy of Canada Child Benefit statement (for children under 18 years of age)
  • Copy of mortgage or rental agreement
  • Health card
  • Information about assets owned, such as a Registered Retirement Savings Plan,
  • Information about other income and money, such as a pension
  • Proof of identity, such as birth certificate
  • Proof of Social Insurance Number
  • Recent bank statement for all bank accounts
  • Record of Employment and/or most recent pay stubs
807-775-2141 - Alternate 807-775-2100
Web Site
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Mailing Address
Box 39
c/o Deer Lake Band Office
Deer Lake, ON, P0V 1N0
Maureen Meekis, Ontario Works Administrator
Ontario Works Administrator
Carolyn Meekis
Documents Required
Completed application package required
Partially Accessible - Parking -- No designated handicapped parking space; Entrance -- Accessible with side ramp but no automatic push button doors; Washroom -- Not accessible
Agency Information
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211 Ontario North
Last Updated On
March 9, 2023
Deer Lake Band Office
Deer Lake First Nation, ON, P0V 1N0
  • Community is located 180 km N of Red Lake on NE shore of Deer Lake
  • Reserve is only accessible by air year-round at Deer Lake Airport and a seasonal winter road from Pickle Lake, via the Northern Ontario Resource Trail and through North Spirit Lake First Nation or the winter road N from Red Lake

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Hours of Operation
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Service Area(s)
Deer Lake First Nation