York (Region of). Social Assistance

Site: Newmarket Ontario Works Office

Record Details
Alternate Name Ontario Works
Office Phone 905-895-5166
Toll Free Phone 1-877-464-9675 * Interactive Voice Response (IVR) 1-800-808-2268 * Welfare Fraud Hotline 1-800-394-7867
TTY Phone 1-866-512-6228
E-Mail accessyork@york.ca
Website www.york.ca/wps/portal/yorkhome/support/yr/financialassistance
Funding Provincial
Description (Service) Provides information and assistance applying for provincial financial assistance programs and benefits * monthly allowance based on family size, housing costs and income * monthly drug benefit card * other services include:

Community Start-Up Benefit – help with housing or moving costs * 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, back to school allowance for dependent children, 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
Employment Resource Centre -- walk-in self-serve job search centre * access to computers, Internet, fax, photocopier, telephone * resource materials, job banks, labour market information * referrals to job counselling and training
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 * ,money for school supplies, clothes and class trips * educational assistance with English language, literacy or numeracy problems, learning disabilities * childcare with no user fees while parents in school or doing homework * bursary for further education or child's RESP for participants who complete LEAP
Other services
Discretionary Benefits – may include dentures, 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
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served York Region
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
 
LEAP for parents 25 and younger who have not completed high school attending school regularly leading to OSSD or GED, mandatory for parents 17 years and younger on Ontario Works
Application call for information and to arrange eligibility interview
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Access York ; Interpretive Services
Fees None
Site Location Newmarket
Located In Community Newmarket
Address & Map
Town of Newmarket, Community Services and Housing
62 Bayview Pkwy
Newmarket, ON L3Y 3W3
 
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Intersection Main St and Davis Dr
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; Contact for specific details of accessibility
Service Categories Adult Literacy Programs ~ Social Assistance Recipients ; Burial/Cremation Expense Assistance ; English as a Second Language ; Government Subsidized Prescription Drug Benefits ; Job Search Resource Centres ; Job Training Expense Assistance ~ Social Assistance Recipients ; Medical Expense Assistance ; Moving Expense Assistance ~ Social Assistance Recipients ; Parenting Skills Classes ; Prejob Guidance ; Provincial/Territorial Social Assistance Programs Applications ; Rent Payment Assistance ~ Social Assistance Recipients ; Undesignated Temporary Financial Assistance ; Work Related Fee Payment Assistance ~ Social Assistance Recipients

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