Chatham-Kent (Municipality of). Municipal Services

Site: Chatham - Grand Ave W

Service: Community Human 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 Polly Smith, Director; Phone: 519-351-8573
Alternate Contact Carrie Avery, Program Manager
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.  
Also offer programs to assist businesses, the local economy, community agencies and non-profit groups. These programs include:  
- Homeless Prevention Services - services are provided to help prevent homelessness and increase housing stability. 
- Employment Placement - provides financial assistance to employers to provide on the job and formal training for Ontario Works recipients.  
- Job Development - links current employment opportunities to recipients 
For a complete listing of all the employment supports available through Ontario Works, please refer to the web site. 
Satellite Offices:  
Blenheim Service Centre - 35 Talbot St W  
Tilbury Service Centre - 17 Superior St  
Ridgetown Service Centre - 45 Main St E  
Dresden Service Centre - 485 St George St S 
Employment & Social Services - 435 Grand Ave W  
Questions? Call Ontario Works @ 519-351-8573 or toll free @ 1-800-382-4940 
Employment and Social Services have launched a temporary Air Conditioner Relief Program to assist residents of Chatham-Kent with the purchase of a portable air conditioner. Applicants will be eligible to receive up to $300 per household to purchase a new, energy star certified conditioner if they do not currently have a working air conditioner. Applicants will be income tested and asked to verify their income and provide proof of enrolment in the OESP or be willing to complete an application for the OESP if paying hydro costs. Interested residents wanting to apply are asked to call CK Employment and Social Services at 519-351-8573.
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Chatham-Kent
Eligibility Ages: 65 year(s) and under 
Determined by Provincial regulations - under 65 yrs
Application You may apply by phone at 519-351-8573  
Or you may apply online by going to:
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Agency Information
Primary Executive Polly Smith, 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 c/o Employment and Social Services 
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

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