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Ontario Works

Find information about financial assistance, benefits and employment assistance available through the Ontario Works program.

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A French application is also available. 

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Ontario Works Locations in Grey County

Durham Resource Centre
575 Saddler Street East
Durham

Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed noon to 1:00 p.m.)
Please call to arrange an appointment whenever possible. 

286 - 10th Street
Hanover

Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed noon to 1:00 p.m.)
Please call to arrange an appointment whenever possible.  

South East Grey Community Health Centre
55 Victoria Ave
Markdale

Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed noon to 1:00 p.m.)
Please call to arrange an appointment whenever possible.  

Grey County Administration Building
595 9th Avenue East, Owen Sound
Mon.-Fri.,  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Access service on the lower floor of the building. Parking available in front to access the first floor. Additional parking available behind the building with access to the second floor. 
 

 

Unit 3 - 888 Alpha Street, Owen Sound
Open by appointment only.
Park in the parking lot beside the old Medical Centre; walk towards the back of the property towards the park. Unit 888 is located in the units facing north and south.

Victoria Village Resource Centre
Unit 3, 80 Victoria Street, Meaford

Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed noon to 1:00 p.m.)
Please call to arrange an appointment whenever possible.  

Emergency Assistance

Emergency Assistance provides one-time assistance to individuals and families in crisis when an application for Ontario Works is not appropriate.  If you are eligible for emergency assistance, the amount you get will depend on your specific situation. You will not get more than what you would get on Ontario Works.

You are not eligible for Emergency Assistance if you are already receiving assistance from Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program

After completing an application for Emergency Assistance you will be contacted by Grey County Social Services to discuss your situation.  An application for Ontario Works may be necessary and you will be redirected to the Ontario Works Online Application.

Apply for emergency assistance | Ontario.ca

Temporary Care Assistance

If you are an adult and you are temporarily responsible for the care of a child who is in financial need, you may be eligible for temporary care assistance on their behalf.

Apply for temporary care assistance (gov.on.ca)

Or contact our office  by calling 519-376-7112 ext 1320

Grey County

Situated two hours north of Toronto, Grey County offers beauty you can’t get in the city, along with a lifestyle that is more relaxed and family oriented.

  • 595 9th Ave East Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 3E3
  • (519) 376-2205 | 1-800-567-4739