District of Sault Ste Marie Social Services Administration Board

Ontario Works

Home Agency Service

Description
  • 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
Eligibility
Individuals must:
  • be 16 years of age and older
  • 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:
  • Family size
  • Housing costs
  • Income

Extended Health Benefits
Individuals and families who:
  • were eligible for Ontario Works in the previous months or
  • are no longer eligible for Ontario Works because they received a payment for loss of income under the 1986-1990 Hepatitis C Settlement Agreement
Application Process
Individuals can apply online or by contacting the office
Toll Free
1-866-363-6007 - Office
Office
705-759-5266
Office
705-759-2130 - Application Line
Toll Free
1-800-394-7867 - Welfare Fraud Hotline
Toll Free
1-800-808-2268 - Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
TTY
1-844-446-1700
Web Site
Visit Website
Mailing Address
PO Box 277
Sault Ste Marie, ON, P6A 5L8
Canada
Languages
English, French
Fees
None
Documents Required
The following documentation is required to complete application:
  • Copy of Canada Child Tax 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 immigration status, if required
  • Proof of Social Insurance Number
  • Recent bank statement for all bank accounts
  • Record of Employment and/or most recent pay stubs
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government
Topic(s)
Social Media
Agency Information
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Updated On
March 11, 2021
Address
540 Albert St E
Sault Ste Marie, ON, P6A 5L8
Located on Albert St E and McDougald St
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Hours of Operation
Mon
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Tue
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Wed
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Thu
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Fri
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Service Area(s)
  • Aweres Township
  • Batchawana Bay
  • Goulais River
  • Prince Township
  • Sault Ste. Marie
  • Searchmont