Chatham-Kent (Municipality of)

Site: Chatham - 435 Grand Ave W

Service: Health and Family Services - Employment and Social Services

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Record #: CHK0283 Last Modified: 15 Apr 2015 Last Full Update: 20 Nov 2014
Contact Information
Office Phone519-351-8573
Toll Free Phone1-800-382-4940
After Hours Phone1-866-400-3744 (For social housing tenant emergencies only)
Primary ContactMary Lou Martin, Program Supervisor; Phone: 519-351-8573 ext 2200
Description and Service Details
Description(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.  
(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.  
For a complete listing of all the employment supports available through Ontario Works, please refer to the web site. 
HoursMon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas ServedChatham-Kent
EligibilityAges: 65 year(s) and under 
Determined by Provincial regulations
ApplicationYou 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.
LanguagesEnglish ; French
Agency Information
Primary ExecutiveValerie Colasanti, Director; Phone: 519-351-8573 ext 2160
FundingRegional / Municipal ; Provincial ; Federal ; Municipal
Site Information
Located In CommunityChatham
Address & Map
435 Grand Ave W
Chatham, ON N7M 5L8
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IntersectionGrand Ave and Keil Dr
Mailing AddressPO Box 1230 
435 Grand Ave W 
Chatham, ON N7M 5L8
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Designated Parking; Ramp; Automatic Door; Useable Washroom; Accessible Elevator; Braille Keypad
Service CategoriesCity Departments/Offices ~ Human/Social Services Issues ; Housing Expense Assistance ; Provincial/Territorial Social Assistance Programs Applications ; Utility Assistance ; Welfare to Work Programs
Other Details
Print MaterialPamphlets available; yearly newsletter distributed free of charge to general public