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Cornwall. Social and Housing Services. Alexandria. Ontario Works

Financial Assistance Monthly allowance based on family size, housing costs and income * monthly drug benefit card * other services include: Employment Assistance Clients 18-65 years must participate in employment assistance activities unless they are living with a serious disability or illness, or caring for preschool children Managing Participation Community Placement -- 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 programs Learning, Earning and Parenting (LEAP) -- helps young parents finish high school, improve parenting skills, locate and maintain employment Other services Discretionary Benefits - may include dentures, emergency dental services, eyeglasses, 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 assessment 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 Utility Assistance available for individuals on Ontario Works (OW) or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), as well as individuals who are not receiving social assistance


To apply for Ontario Works, call or visit www.ontario.ca/socialassistance To receive held regarding utility assistance, individuals on Ontario Works (OW) or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) can drop in with their utility bill and fill out a pink form (OW) or a green form (ODSP) * individuals who are not receiving social assistance can call the office for an appointment to fill out the Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) application to see if they qualify for assistance


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Last updated:03-Jul-19
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