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District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board – Ontario Works Emergency Financial Help

200 McIntyre Street East, North Bay, ON, Canada
  • Is this service / business public or member only? Public
  • Operating hours status Open
  • Are mobility services currently being offered? No
  • What availability does your current operations have? Day
  • Do citizens need to reside in North Bay to access services? Yes

Service Delivery Change DURING COVID-19:

The City Hall Office location is open but our doors are locked due to the Pandemic.

Please contact us by phone or email.

Due to the limited number of staff available on-site you will likely need to leave a voicemail message when calling the office.  Voicemail and email messages are being monitored and we will do our best to return contact in a timely manner.

Anyone who does not have access to a phone or email can visit City Hall and will be met outside by an Ontario Works Staff. Social distancing is required at all times when visiting City Hall.

If you have documents to submit, please do so by using the drop box on the exterior of the building, mailing or emailing.

If you are feeling unwell, have a fever, cough, difficulty breathing or you have recently traveled out of the country please do not come to City Hall.

Please find a way to contact your family Doctor or the Health Unit at….insert info……. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

Overview Ontario Works helps people who are in financial need through: On-Going Financial Assistance including income to help with the costs of basic needs like food, clothing and shelter as well as health benefits for clients and their families. Emergency assistance for people who are in a crisis or an emergency situation (such as fire, flood, impending eviction or homeless, health-related crisis, family violence or concern about safety, death in the immediate family or theft). Am I Eligible? Ontario Works is a social assistance program to help eligible residents of Ontario who are in financial need. To receive help from Ontario Works, you must:

  • live in Ontario
  • need money to help pay for food and housing costs
  • be willing to take part in activities that will help you find a job unless you are unable, which will be discussed with your Case Manager
  • Apply for Ontario Works If you are 16 years of age or older you can apply online or applications can be made either in person or by calling the Telephone Application line: 705-474-1923 or Toll Free: 1-877-829-5121
  • Application Tips Please be sure to have the following information available for each family member living with you:
  • Date of Birth
    Social Insurance Number
    Health Card Number
    Immigration Number & Date of Landing, if applicable
    Asset Details (i.e. Bank Account, Vehicle, Property, RRSP, etc.)
    Accommodation costs (rent/mortgage, heat, hydro, insurance)
    Address and Employment history (last 12 months for each)
    Present Earnings & Income (i.e. Wages, WSIB, CPP, EI, Support)

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