Contact Information
Office Phone 519-631-9350
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-4362
Fax 519-631-1824
Website stthomas.ca/content/ontario-works
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 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

Discretionary Benefits - Financial assistance for special items of extreme need such as medical supplies (diabetic supplies, surgical supplies), medical travel and transportation, eye glasses, emergency dental, dentures, prosthetics, essential furniture, funerals and burials


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 Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
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 website
Languages English
Fees Free
Agency Information
Primary Executive Elizabeth Sebestyen, Acting Director; Phone: 519-631-9350 ext 7126; Email: esebestyen@stthomas.ca
Funding Muncipal - St Thomas ; Provincial - MCSS ; Regional - Elgin County
Agency Services
Site Information
Site Location St Thomas
Located In Community St Thomas
Address & Map
423 Talbot St
St Thomas, ON N5P 1C1
Intersection Talbot St and Mary St W
Accessibility Fully Accessible

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