Leeds and Grenville. Human Services

Site: Gananoque

Service: Leeds and Grenville. Human Services

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Record #: KGN0425 Last Full Update: 21 Jul 2014
Description and Services
Service/Program DescriptionFinancial 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 * other services include:

Employment and Participation benefits -- cover costs related to starting a job or placement or education * Families with Children -- child care start-up costs, basic dental care for children * 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 * 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:

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
HoursMon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas ServedBrockville ; Gananoque ; Leeds and Grenville United Counties ; Prescott
EligibilityAges: 16 year(s) and up 
Youth and adults 16 years and older in financial need, and employable youth 16-17 years in financial need who cannot live at home but are attending school or seeking employment * financial need is determined by a review of income, assets and living expenses * Learning, Earning and Parenting (LEAP) -- parents 16-21 years
ApplicationTo apply for Ontario Works, call 1-800-770-2170 ext 2129 * visit www.ontario.ca/socialassistance
Service CategoriesAdult 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 ; Housing Expense Assistance ; Job Information ; Medical Expense Assistance ; Prejob Guidance ; Provincial/Territorial Social Assistance Programs Applications ; Teen Expectant/New Parent Assistance ~ Social Assistance Recipients ; Welfare Fraud Reporting ; Welfare to Work Programs
Contact Information
Office Phone613-382-8220
Toll Free PhoneGananoque 1-866-880-8284 * Brockville 1-800-267-8146
Primary ContactKimberly Little, Manager of Integrated Program Delivery; Phone: 613-342-3840 ext 2385
Primary ExecutiveAlison Tutak, Director, Human Services
Alternate NameOntario Works, Gananoque (Leeds & Grenville) ; OW
Former NameLeeds and Grenville. Community and Social Services
Location & Accessibility
Located In CommunityGananoque
Address375 Williams St S, Suite 100
Gananoque, ON K7G 1T2
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IntersectionWilliam St S and Elizabeth Dr
AccessibilityFully Accessible
ParkingFree parking
Other Details
FundingRegional / Municipal - United Counties of Leeds and Grenville ; Provincial - Ministry of Community and Social Services