St Thomas (City of)

Site: St Thomas-Elgin Social Services

Service: St Thomas-Elgin Ontario Works

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Contact Information
Office Phone 519-631-9350
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-4362
TTY Phone 519-631-3836
Fax 519-631-1824
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Social 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 for items of extreme need such as: medical supplies (diabetic supplies, surgical supplies) and medical travel and transportation

Employment Assistance - Supports to help people become and stay employed, such as job search support, basic education, employment placement, skills training, community participation and participation in substance abuse recovery programs * 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

Discretionary Benefits - Financial assistance for special items of extreme need may be provided to eligible recipients

Learning, Earning, and Parenting (LEAP) Program - Supports to help parents complete high school, enhance their parenting skills, and prepare them to enter the workforce
Hours Administration: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Intake Line: Mon-Fri 8:30am-12noon, 1pm-4pm
Areas Served Elgin County
Boundaries Elgin
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) - 65 year(s) Adults and youth 16-65 years in financial need who meet eligibility requirements

Discretionary Benefits - Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program clients * may also be available to people with a low income or those in receipt of Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security or Guaranteed Annual Income Supplement
Application Call or visit

Housing Links for People (HeLP) - Ontario Works recipients can contact case worker * all other applicants, call 519-631-9350, option 3, to speak with Intake Worker
Languages English
Fees Free
Agency Information
Primary Executive Heather Sheridan, Director of Social Services; Phone: 519-631-9350 ext 7134; Email:
Funding Muncipal - St Thomas ; Provincial - MCSS ; Regional - Elgin County
Site Information
Site Location St Thomas
Located In Community St Thomas
Address & Map
230 Talbot St
St Thomas, ON N5P 1B2
Intersection Talbot St and Mary St W
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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