Ontario Northland Railroad and COVID-19March 26, 2020
Statement Regarding Temporary Suspension of ONR Passenger ServiceApril 1, 2020
Social Assistance for April 2020
The Social Assistance staff have been working diligently to determine the best way to get the social assistance cheques out for April. We have also worked in consultation with the Pandemic Planning Team.
We have worked closely with Northern Store during this time and they have agreed to distribute the cheques on our behalf. Under our direction, Northern will release them as follows and in alphabetical order (last name first):
Monday, March 30th
Afternoon: A – D
Tuesday March 31st
Morning: E – K
Afternoon: L – R
Wednesday, April 1st
Afternoon: T – W
This includes the OW clients who do not have Direct Deposit, as well as all vendors – landlords, board & lodge providers and trustees. Unfortunately, to date we have not been able to develop a system where we will be able to offer Direct Deposit to our vendors, but we are working on it.
For those clients on Direct Deposit we will be processing payments on Monday, March 30th so you should receive your payment either that evening or Tuesday morning.
Please respect and follow the precautionary measures recommended by the Pandemic Planning Team and those of Norther Store as well. Social distancing, not shopping if you are sick or if you are required to be in self-quarantine, respecting limits of shoppers, etc.
Please keep in mind Northern Store’s cheque cashing policy where the cash limit is $200 and the balance on a WE or benefit card.
If you have not received your cheque or a Direct Deposit payment as scheduled, please call the office.
Thank you, take care and be safe.