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Wellington (County of). Social Services. Guelph - 129 Wyndham St N. Ontario Works

Temporary income and employment assistance for low income individuals and families in immediate financial need. Requires a financial assessment to determine eligibility for services.

Employment Supports and Benefits
* caseworkers work closely with participants to develop individualized action plans that address unique needs * participants guided through each stage and encouraged to stay on track * employment benefits to assist clients in finding and starting a job; possible assistance with costs such as transportation, child care, course fees, uniforms and safety equipment

Additional employment supports include:
* basic educational upgrading * English as a second language training * job specific skills training * job search assistance (resumé writing, interview preparation) * access to volunteer and employment placements

Discretionary Benefits for recipients of Ontario Works assistance, or Ontario Disability Support Program assistance may include: health related items, rent and utility assistance, help with moving costs, and help with costs related to funerals and burials

Other programs include:
* Learning, Earning and Parenting (LEAP) - for young parents, ages 16-25 years
* Self-Employment - training and supports to operate a business; delivered in partnership with Business Centre Guelph-Wellington
* Life Skills Case Management - intensive support for those who are experiencing issues related to addictions or mental health

Services for Employers
OW employment specialists work with employers to find employees with appropriate skills and experience * advertises position, screens potential applicants, provides training supports and subsidies (contact Mark Granger, Employment Specialist, 519-837-2670 ext 3492)

Application

In person, by phone or online at Ontario Works: How to Apply. An appointment will be scheduled to meet with a caseworker for a verification interview if potential eligibility is determined.

Languages

English; Interpretive Services

Physical Access

Fully Accessible

Fees

None

Last updated:24-Jul-19
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