Leeds and Grenville. Community and Social Services

Ontario Works, Prescott

Financial assistance and employment supports including training and skills development, academic upgrading and work placements

Financial Assistance
  • monthly allowance based on family size, housing costs and income
  • monthly drug benefit card
Employment and Participation benefits
  • covers costs related to starting a job or work placement
  • Families with Children -- child care start-up costs
  • Health-Related Benefits -- may include emergency dental services, eyeglasses, special diet allowance, health care supplies, medical transportation funds, prosthetic devices, funerals and burials
Employment Assistance
  • clients 18-65 years who are not caring for pre-school age children or who do not have a serious disability or illness must participate in employment assistance activities
Community Participation
  • volunteer placements
  • Job Search Programs -- based on individual's skills, experience and circumstances
  • Employment Placement -- job matching service
  • Basic Education -- basic adult upgrading
  • high school upgrading
  • literacy and basic skills
  • Job Skills Training -- development of skills for specific jobs
  • on-the-job training
  • Supports to Self-Employment -- referrals to self-employment programs
Learning, Earning and Parenting (LEAP)
  • helps young parents finish high school, improve parenting skills, locate and maintain employment
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 and Ontario Disability Support Program assistance
Youth and adults 18 years and over in financial need * employable youth 16-17 years in financial need who cannot live at home but are attending school or seeking employment (funds must be managed by a trustee, guardian or agency) * financial need is determined by a review of income, assets and living expenses * Learning, Earning and Parenting (LEAP) parents 16-21 years

Age Requirements: Ages: 16 year(s) and up;
Application Process
To apply for Ontario Works, call the main office 1-800-267-8146 or visit www.ontario.ca/socialassistance

To find the Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program office that serves an address, click here.
Toll Free
Brockville 1-800-267-8146 - Brockville
Web Site
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English, French
Kimberly Little, Manager, Integrated Program Delivery
Phone: 613-342-3840 ext 2385
None ; Social assistance recipients are expected to obtain any financial resource available to them as a condition of receiving benefits including spousal support
Documents Required
No documents required
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Community Navigation of Eastern Ontario / Navigation communautaire de l’Est ontarien
555 King St W
Prescott, ON, K0E 1T0
Cross street: King St W and Edward St S
  • Downtown Prescott; across from the Canadian Coast Guard

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Hours of Operation
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Service Area(s)
Leeds and Grenville United Counties