Kenora District Services Board

Site: Ignace Office

Service: Ontario Works

Description & Services
Public Comments If difficulty is experienced applying online contact Service Ontario at 1-855-231-1255
Description (Service)
  • Provides short term financial assistance to individuals and families in need 
  • Offers Extended Health Benefits to qualifying individuals 
  • Provides information to recipients about participation requirements including seeking employment, basic education, volunteer work, or self employment
 
Participants can access a variety of programs and support services including but not limited to: 
  • Child Care  
  • Clothing Needs  
  • Community Placement Program  
  • Discretionary Benefits  
  • Drug Benefits  
  • Employment Resource Center 
  • Employment Start-up Costs  
  • Enhanced Employment Placement Program 
  • Learning, Earning and Parenting 
  • Pay-Direct to Landlord  
  • Special Diets Allowance 
  • Transportation
Hours Wed 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-3 pm
Areas Served Ignace
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 a payment was received for loss of income under the 1986-1990 Hepatitis C Settlement Agreement
 
Employment Resource Centre
 
Must be recipient of ODSP/OW benefits
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,  
  • 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
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-934-6673
Toll Free Phone Interactive Voice Response (IVR): 1-800-808-2268 
Welfare Fraud Hotline: 1-800-394-7867
Fax 807-934-6822
E-Mail kdsb@kdsb.on.ca
Website www.kdsb.on.ca
Primary Contact Lauris Andersen, Integrated Social Services Case Manager; Phone: 807-223-2100 ext 2327
Primary Executive Gayle Saindon, Manager of Integrated Social Services; Phone: 807-223-2100 ext 2328; Email: gsaindon@kdsb.on.ca
Alternate Executive Sarah Stevenson, Director of Integrated Social Services; Phone: 807-223-2100 ext 2262; Email: sstevenson@kdsb.on.ca
Located In Community Ignace
Address 312 Pine St, Unit 1-2
Ignace, ON P0T 1T0
 
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Intersection Pine St and Lake St
Mailing Address PO Box 658 
Ignace, ON P0T 1T0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (20) Regional Government
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial - Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS)