Chatham-Kent (Municipality of). Municipal Services

Site: Chatham - 435 Grand Ave W

Service: Health and Family Services - Employment and Social Services

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-351-8573
Toll Free Phone 1-800-382-4940
After Hours Phone 1-866-400-3744 (For social housing tenant emergencies only)
Fax 519-351-5090
Primary Contact Mary Lou Martin, Program Supervisor; Phone: 519-351-8573 ext 2200
Alternate Contact Margaret Stahl
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) (Ontario Works) Employment and Social Services provides temporary income and employment supports to those in financial need. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for families and individuals, to provide opportunities for learning, growth and promote self-sufficiency.  
Beginning Sept 2016 people receiving social s\assistance can use their Ontario Health Card to access the Ontario Drug Benefit. 
(Ontario Works) Employment and Social Services also offers programs to assist businesses, the local economy, community agencies and non-profit groups. These programs include:  
- Community Placement - volunteers are placed with non-profit organizations to gain valuable work skills to assist them in re-entering the work force 
- Employment Placement - provides financial assistance to employers to provide on the job and formal training for Ontario Works recipients.  
- Construction Course - together with Goodwill Career Centre - on site Construction Training 
- Staff is trained in motivational interviewing 
For a complete listing of all the employment supports available through Ontario Works, please refer to the web site. 
In the event of an interruption in postal services Ontario Works Cheques may be picked up at the following locations: 
Blenheim Service Centre - 35 Talbot St W, June 29 & 30 9 am-4 pm; July 4 Employment & Social Services 435 Grand Ave W Chatham 8:30 am-4:30 pm. (for those living in Blenheim, Cedar Springs, Charing Cross, Dealtown, Erie Beach, Erieau and Shrewsbury). 
Tilbury Service Centre - 17 Superior St June 29 & 30 9 am-4pm, July 4 Employment & Social Services 435 Grand Ave W Chatham 8:30 am-4:30 pm (for those living in Coatsworth, Merlin, Tilbury & Wheatley). 
Ridgetown Service Centre - 45 Main St E June 29 & 30, July 4 Employment & Social Services 435 Grand Ave W Chatham 8:30 am- 4:30 pm (for those living in Bothwell, Duart, Highgate, Morpeth, Muirkirk, Ridgetown). Wallaceburg Service Centre 786 Dufferin Ave June 29 & 30 9 am-4pm, July 4 Employment & Social Services 435 Grand Ave W 8:30 am-4:30 pm (for those living in Tupperville & Wallaceburg). 
Employment & Social Services - 435 Grand Ave W Chatham June 29 8:30 am-4 pm - 3rd Floor, June 30 8:30 am-4 pm - 3rd Floor, July 4 8:30 am-4:30 pm - 1st Floor (for those living in Chatham, Dover Centre, Dresden, Grand Pointe, Kent Bridge, North & South Buxton, Paincourt, Thamesville). 
You must provide 1 piece of photo ID OR 2 pieces of non-photo ID 
Questions? call Ontario Works @ 519-351-8573 or toll free @ 1-800-382-4940
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Chatham-Kent
Eligibility Ages: 65 year(s) and under 
Determined by Provincial regulations
Application You may apply by phone at 519-351-8573 option #5.  
Or you may apply online by going to: 
Once an Intake has been completed, a needs assessment and appointment will be required.
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Agency Information
Primary Executive Valerie Colasanti, Director; Phone: 519-351-8573 ext 2160
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial ; Federal ; Municipal
Site Information
Site Location Chatham - Grand Ave W
Located In Community Chatham
Address & Map
435 Grand Ave W
Chatham, ON N7M 5L8
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Intersection Grand Ave and Keil Dr
Mailing Address PO Box 1230 
435 Grand Ave W 
Chatham, ON N7M 5L8
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; Designated Parking; Ramp; Automatic Door; Useable Washroom; Accessible Elevator; Braille Keypad
Other Details
Resources Pamphlets available; yearly newsletter distributed free of charge to general public

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