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Ontario Works

The Ontario Works Social Assistance Program includes:

  • Financial Assistance to eligible residents for basic needs and shelter;
  • Employment Assistance including skills building and financial assistance to assist people in becoming and staying employed;
  • Mandatory Benefits as prescribed and detailed in Provincial Regulations;
  • Discretionary Benefits as authorized by Council including funerals, burials and utility and rent deposits; and
  • Emergency Hostel Services, which provide board, lodging and personal needs to homeless persons on a short term and infrequent basis.

The main office of program delivery and administration is located at 362 Montreal Street in Kingston. In addition, in the County of Frontenac a dedicated case management office is located at North Frontenac Community Services in Sharbot Lake and weekly on-site Ontario Works Case Management Services are also provided in Sydenham.

Ontario Works is administered by the City of Kingston on behalf of the County of Frontenac.  The main office of program delivery and administration is located at 362 Montreal Street in Kingston and may be contacted at 613-546-2695. In addition, in the County of Frontenac a dedicated case management office is located at North Frontenac Community Services in Sharbot Lake and weekly on-site Ontario Works Case Management Services are also provided in Sydenham.