Description & Services
Public Comments Head office located in North Bay
Description (Service)
  • Provides short term financial assistance to individuals and families in need 
  • Offers Extended Health Benefits to qualifying individuals 
  • Provides support and assistance to program participants in meeting their participation responsibilities  
  • Provides information to recipients about participation requirements including seeking employment, basic education, volunteer work, or self employment
Offers participants access to a variety of programs and support services including but not limited to: 
  • Assistance to Young Parents 
  • Computer and internet access 
  • Community Placement Program 
  • Employment counselling in various areas, including job searching and researching job opportunities 
  • Employment Resource Centre 
  • Employment related costs 
  • Employment Placement Program 
  • Funeral and burial expenses 
  • Service Canada job bank website 
  • Transportation 
  • Workshops to assist with Job Readiness, such as interview skills, resume writing, and cover letter writing
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Mattawa
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Individuals must: 
  • be a resident of Ontario  
  • be in immediate financial need to help pay for food and housing costs  
  • be willing to take part in activities that will help find employment 
  • sign a Participation Agreement
Amount of financial assistance provided is determined by various factors including: 
  • Assets 
  • Family size 
  • Housing costs 
  • Income
Extended Health Benefits 
Individuals and families who: 
  • were eligible for Ontario Works in the previous months, or 
  • are no longer eligible for Ontario Works because they received a payment for loss of income under the 1986-1990 Hepatitis C Settlement Agreement
Application Individuals can apply online or by contacting the office
The following documentation is required to complete application: 
  • Copy of Canada Child Tax Benefit statement (for children under 18 years of age)  
  • Copy of mortgage or rental agreement  
  • Health card 
  • Information about assets owned, such as a Registered Retirement Savings Plan, vehicles, and bank accounts 
  • Information about other income and money, such as a pension 
  • Proof of identity, such as birth certificate  
  • Proof of immigration status, if required 
  • Proof of Social Insurance Number 
  • Recent bank statement for all bank accounts  
  • Record of Employment and/or most recent pay stubs 
  • Notice of Assessment 
  • Vehicle ownership documents, if applicable
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone Administration 705-744-0395 
Application Line 705-474-1923
Toll Free Phone Application Line: 1-877-319-5411 
Interactive Voice Response (IVR): 1-800-808-2268 
Welfare Fraud Hotline: 1-800-394-7867
Located In Community Mattawa
Address 540 Valois Dr
Mattawa, ON P0H 1V0
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Intersection Valois Dr and Brook St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (20) Regional Government
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services