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Alternate Name Ontario Works, Lanark County
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Perth
Address & Map
County of Lanark Administration Building
99 Christie Lake Rd
Perth, ON K7H 3C6
 
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Intersection Sunset Blvd and Christie Lake Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) Financial Assistance 
Monthly 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 children 
 
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 
 
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 * 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 (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 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
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Areas Served Lanark County
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
 
Youth and adults 18 years and older 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, liquid assets and living expenses * Learning, Earning and Parenting (LEAP) -- parents 16-21 years * Employment Resource Centre -- open to all
Application To apply for Ontario Works, call 1-866-878-9588, Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm or visit www.ontario.ca/socialassistance

To find the Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program office that serves an address, click here.
Languages English
Fees None
Service Categories Adult Basic Education ~ Social Assistance Recipients ; Adult Basic Education ~ Social Assistance Recipients ~ Teenage Parents ; Adult Literacy Programs ~ Social Assistance Recipients ; Burial/Cremation Expense Assistance ; Emergency Dental Care ; English as a Second Language ~ Social Assistance Recipients ; General Dentistry ~ Youth ~ Social Assistance Recipients ; Job Information ; Medical Expense Assistance ; Mortgage Payment Assistance ; Moving Expense Assistance ; Prejob Guidance ; Provincial/Territorial Social Assistance Programs Applications ; Rent Payment Assistance ; Supportive Housing Expense Assistance ; Teen Expectant/New Parent Assistance ~ Social Assistance Recipients ; Welfare Fraud Reporting ; Welfare to Work Programs
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-267-4200
Toll Free Phone 1-888-952-6275
Fax 613-267-3620
E-Mail ss@lanarkcounty.ca
Website www.lanarkcounty.ca
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Primary Executive Emily Hollington, Director of Social Services
Other Details
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial
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