Site: Niagara Falls - Peer St
|Record #: NIA6030||Last Modified: 09 Dec 2015||Last Full Update: 01 May 2015|
|Description & Services|
|Description (Service)||Provides financial assistance and a range of employment supports and activities, in partnership with community agencies, to enable participants and their families to achieve independence through sustainable employment.
Community Services also provides assistance to members of the community who are not recipients of Ontario Works benefits provided they meet certain eligibility criteria. These benefits include Emergency and discretionary benefits and may be accessed by the working poor, Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) recipients and homeless individuals.
Financial assistance may be available for individuals looking after a child where the individual needing assistance is not the child's birth or adoptive parent. For further information and eligibility requirements visit the following link: Temporary Care Assistance for Children
Provides "Workforce Assistance for Employers," such as: assessing their business's hiring requirements, posting job vacancies, pre-screening candidates, providing ongoing support, linking the employer to training and wage subsidy programs. Contact Niagara Region Community Services at Ext 3811 905-984-6900.
|Hours||Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm|
|Areas Served||Niagara Falls|
|Eligibility||Ages: 16 year(s) and up
Eligible individuals receive financial assistance to support basic needs such as food, shelter and clothing. In addition, many recipients are required to participate in employment related activities. Individualized action plans are developed which outline the requirement of participation in employment preparation activities, as appropriate. Participation and the related skill development is critical to effective and timely re-entry to the workforce. Employment preparation may include activities such as made-in-Niagara training programs, resume and job workshops and assessment of literacy and basic numeracy skills and access to relevant skill development programs.
|Application||Three ways to apply for social assistance: on-line, by phone or in person.
Residents of Niagara Region can apply for Ontario Works online by visiting http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/apply_online.aspx. It is available in English and French 24 hours a day.
It also includes a screening section that can tell potential applicants whether or not they might be eligible before they start the application process. As well, an appointment scheduling feature allows applicants to suggest dates and times for their verification interviews. If an applicant has technical difficulties with the online application, please use the “Help” function or contact Service Ontario at 1-800-267-8097.
STEP 1: Application/General Inquiry call 905-641-9230 (West Niagara call 1-866-627-1110)
STEP 2: Interview - one-on-one interview with Community Services Casemanager to verify eligibility
In person: see office address
|Languages||English ; Interpretive Services|
|Office Phone||905-354-3561 * Application/General Inquiry 905-641-9230|
|Toll Free Phone||Application/General Inquiry (West Niagara) 1-866-627-1110 * Cheque Inquiry 1-800-808-2268|
|Primary Contact||Sarah Pennisi, Director|
|Primary Executive||Katherine Chislett, Community Services Commissioner|
|Located In Community||Niagara Falls|
|Address & Map||
5853 Peer St
Niagara Falls, ON L2G 1X4
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|Intersection||Main St and Peer St|
|Legal Status||(20) Regional Government|
|Funding||Regional / Municipal - Regional Municipality of Niagara ; Provincial - Ministry of Community and Social Services|