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September 1, 2020

Carpenters, Plumbers, Electricians Needed

The Social Assistance Department is looking for skilled workers in the area of home repairs - carpentry, plumbing and minor electrical.
August 31, 2020

Notice from Social Assistance

Effective September 1st, 2020, rent payments to landlords or Board & Lodge providers will have to be done via paper cheque.
August 5, 2020

Notice to Social Assistance Clients

As of July 31, 2020, the Emergency Benefit (EB) will no longer be available. Clients who continue to have exceptional COVID-19 related needs may apply for discretionary benefits through our Ontario Works office.
April 30, 2020

Social Assistance for May 2020

Northern Store has agreed to distribute Ontario Works cheques on our behalf. For clients on Direct Deposit we will be processing payments on Wednesday, April 29th.
April 17, 2020

Temporary Ontario Works COVID-19 Emergency Benefit

The Emergency Benefit is a one-time discretionary benefit that is intended to provide emergency financial support to social assistance recipients for special services, items or payments, at the discretion of the caseworker, to address health and safety issues related to COVID-19.
April 17, 2020

Ontario Works – Emergency Assistance Information

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services announced Emergency Assistance supports offered through Ontario Works for Ontarians who are in a crisis or facing an unexpected emergency and are unable to meet basic living expenses due to COVID-19.
April 15, 2020

Notice from the MCFN Ontario Works Office

We are continuing in our efforts to minimize the risk of a potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, so we thank you for not coming directly to our office. However, we are still available to assist by phone or email.
March 30, 2020

Social Assistance for April 2020

Northern Store has agreed to distribute Ontario Works cheques on our behalf. For clients on Direct Deposit we will be processing payments on Monday, March 30th.
July 10, 2019

Direct Deposit for Ontario Works Assistance

If you have a bank account and if you have not already done so, please contact your Case Worker to register for direct deposit for your Ontario Works Assistance.
July 6, 2019

Empowered Women for Community Wellness Workshop

A unique empowerment program focused on the development and delivery of community action projects for physical and mental health and wellness in nine host Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities.