St Thomas-Elgin Ontario Works

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Record #: LON4732 Last Modified: 31 Mar 2014 Last Full Update: 30 Dec 2013
Located In CommunitySt Thomas
Address423 Talbot St
St Thomas, ON N5P 1C1
Site LocationCentral Elgin
AccessibilityFully Accessible
IntersectionTalbot St and Mary St W
Contact Information
Office Phone519-631-9350
Toll Free Phone1-800-265-4362
Primary ExecutiveBarbara Arbuckle, Director; Phone: 519-631-9350 ext 7128; Email:
Description & Services
DescriptionSocial assistance program that provides employment assistance and financial support for basic needs

Financial Assistance - Short term income assistance for the cost of shelter and basic needs including food and clothing * also offers emergency assistance and discretionary benefits for special items of extreme need such as: medical supplies (diabetic supplies, surgical supplies), medical travel and transportation, eye glasses, emergency dental, dentures, prosthetics and funerals

Employment Assistance - Supports to help people become and stay employed include job search support, basic education, employment placement, skills training, community participation, participation in substance abuse recovery programs, etc. * financial assistance is provided to clients to cover certain related expenses such as bus transportation, child care and clothing * services provided by local Employment Resource Centres

Child Care - Child care fee subsidy program for children based on income

Family Support Program - Assists Ontario Works recipients to obtain child and spousal support payments

LEAP Emergency Financial Assistance - Access centre to apply for LEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program) one-time emergency financial assistance
HoursMon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Areas ServedElgin County
BoundariesSt Thomas and Elgin
EligibilityAges: 16 year(s) - 65 year(s) 
Adults and youth 16-65 years in financial need who meet eligibility requirements
ApplicationCall or visit website
FundingMuncipal - St Thomas ; Provincial - MCSS ; Regional - Elgin County
Supplementary Info
Alternate NameSt. Thomas OW