Record #: GBA0999
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2024
Last Full Update: 12 Jun 2023


Description (Service) Ontario Works is an Ontario-wide program that provides income support to assist with the cost of basic needs like food, clothing and shelter, as well as health benefits for people in temporary financial need.

Service Details

Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Huron County
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) - 65 year(s) Ages: 16 year(s) - 65 year(s)
Eligibility is assessed by reviewing family size, income, assets and housing costs.
Eligibility Requirements: Applicant(s) must be living in Ontario and be in need of temporary financial assistance to cover the cost of food, shelter, clothing and other household items, with no other means of support.
Application Applying Online: Please use the Online Application for Social Assistance found HERE
Applying By phone: Please call the Service Ontario Specialized Intake Team at 1-888-999-1142.
Should immediate help be required phone contact may also direct to other available services.
At the time of application, the following information will be required for each family member:
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Insurance Number
  • Ontario Health Card Number
  • Address details and phone number
  • Bank account information, including branch details
  • Employment history
  • Housing information such as rent or mortgage details
  • Assets (i.e. Vehicles, RSP's, Life Insurance, or any investments)
  • Income from earnings and other sources (i.e. child support, Canada Pension, Employment Insurance)
If missing some of the requested information, please inform the Service Ontario Specialized Intake Team by calling 1-888-999-1142.
Following Application Completion: Once application has been processed through centralized intake, contact will be made directly to arrange a meeting with an Ontario Works Case Manager from the County of Huron. At this meeting, the Case Manager will verify information to further determine eligibility and explain how the Ontario Works program can help. This includes discussing rights and responsibilities.
Eligible Applicants: Ontario Works Case Managers will work with eligible applicants and complete a Common Assessment and Mental Health and Addiction Screening Tool to:
  • Develop an action plan based on current goals
  • Identify and address any barriers that might be experienced to move towards an employment services referral
  • Access supports in addressing barriers to an employment services referral
  • Provide available financial benefits, when appropriate
  • Address short-term and longer-term barriers
  • Refer to employment services, to work on employment related activities assisting to move towards the end goal of employment
  • Link with Employment Services of Bruce Grey Huron Perth to offer a variety of programs and services to help job seekers and employers achieve their goals.
To learn more about Employment Services of Bruce Grey Huron Perth and the network of service providers, visit the Providers website HERE
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Site Location London Rd (Hwy 4), S end of Clinton
Located In Community Central Huron
Address & Map
Jacob Memorial Building - 77722D London Rd, RR 5
Central Huron, ON
Canada N0M 1L0
View Google Map
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 519-482-8505 Ext 4501
Toll Free Phone 1-888-999-1142, To apply for OW; To report welfare abuse or fraud 1-800-394-7867
Fax 519-482-1632, Local Huron office
Primary Contact Phone: 519-482-8505 Ext 4501; Email:

Agency Overview

Services at this Location

My Perth Huron
Connect Youth Perth Huron
iVolunteer Perth Huron
United Way Perth Huron