York (Region of). Social Assistance

Site: Vaughan Ontario Works Office

Record Details
Alternate Name OW
Office Phone 905-660-4882
Toll Free Phone 1-877-464-9675
TTY Phone 1-866-512-6228
E-Mail accessyork@york.ca
Website www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/ow/index.aspx
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/OntarioSocialServices
Twitter Twitter: www.twitter.com/onsocialservice
YouTube YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/OntarioSocialService
Funding Provincial
Description (Service) Provides information and application for Ontario works programs for the York Region area including:

Financial Assistance 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 job search centre * access to computers, Internet, fax, photocopier, telephone * resource materials, job banks, labour market information * assistance with resumes * 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 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 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
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Areas Served York Region
Eligibility Youth and adults 18 years and older in financial need * youth 16-17 years in financial need who cannot live at home but are attending school fulltime or seeking employment (funds must be managed by a trustee, guardian or agency) * financial need is determined by a review of income, liquid assets and living expenses * Learning, Earning and Parenting (LEAP) -- parents 16-21 years * Employment Resource Centre -- open to all
Application intake phone call followed by eligibility interview
Languages English ; Interpretive Services
Fees None
Site Location Vaughan
Located In Community Vaughan
Address & Map
9060 Jane St
Vaughan, ON L4K 0G5
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Intersection Jane St and Rutherford Rd
Mailing Address Canada
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Service Categories Adult Basic Education ~ Social Assistance Recipients ; Adult Literacy Programs ~ Social Assistance Recipients ; Burial/Cremation Expense Assistance ; English as a Second Language ~ Social Assistance Recipients ; Job Search Resource Centres ; Job Training Expense Assistance ~ Social Assistance Recipients ; Medical Expense Assistance ~ Social Assistance Recipients ; Moving Expense Assistance ; Provincial/Territorial Social Assistance Programs Applications ; Rent Payment Assistance ; Work Related Fee Payment Assistance ~ Social Assistance Recipients


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