99 Christie Lake Rd, Perth, ON, K7H 3C6
Financial AssistanceMonthly allowance based on family size, housing costs and income * effective September 2016 clients will use their valid Ontario Health card to access drug coverage. Employment Related expenses * covers costs related to starting a job or work placement * Employment Start-Up Benefit – covers costs related to starting a job or work placement * Families with Children — newborn child allowance, child care start-up costs, basic dental care for childrenEmployment AssistanceClients 18-65 years must participate in employment assistance activities unless they are living with a serious disability or illness, or caring for preschool childrenCommunity 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 * English as a Second Language (ESL) classes * 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 programsLearning, Earning and Parenting (LEAP) — helps young parents finish high school, improve parenting skills, locate and maintain employmentOther servicesDiscretionary benefits (limited), emergency dental services, eyeglasses, special diet allowance, health care supplies, medical transportation funds, prosthetic devices, funerals and burials * programs may vary by city or municipality, and may be available to non-Ontario Works recipients upon income assessmentInteractive 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 usersWelfare Fraud Hotline 1-800-394-7867 — to report allegations of fraudulent collection of Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program assistance
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