Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board

Site: Timmins Corporate Office

Service: Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative

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Description & Services
Public Comments Note: This program does not provide financial assistance to individuals living on a First Nations Reserve. Individuals can contact their Band Office to inquire about rent or utility arrears
Description (Service)
  • Assists individuals experiencing homelessness to obtain and retain housing 
  • Assists individuals at risk of homelessness to remain housed
Services provided include:
Emergency Shelter Solutions 
  • Assists with finding a temporary safe bed and necessary basic needs
Homelessness Prevention 
  • Provides financial assistance for emergency needs, rental and utility arrears and for basic necessities
Housing Support Services which can include financial assistance for: 
  • Gas and hydro deposits 
  • Hook-up fees 
  • Household furnishings 
  • Last month's rent deposit 
  • Moving and transportation to the home of the recipient
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:15 pm, Sep-Jun 
Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-3:45 pm, Jul-Aug
Areas Served Cochrane District
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Homeless individuals or victims of domestic violence exiting a shelter who require the following: 
  • Rent Deposits 
  • First and Last Month Rent 
  • Gas and Hydro deposits and connection fees 
  • Items necessary to maintain the health and well-being of the applicant up to a maximum of $750.00(such as Fridge and stove)
  • Individuals who have received an eviction notice due to rental arrears, or 
  • Individuals who have had a utility or the heating to the current residence cut off, or 
  • Individuals who have received a disconnection notice for a utility or the heating to the current residence, AND 
  • have satisfied the Administrator of the program that they will not be evicted and/or will retain the use of their utilities if payment is made
Individuals who have experienced a disaster such as fire, flood or storms may access funding to replace household items necessary to maintain the health and well-being of the applicant up to a maximum of $750
  • Contact the Ontario Works Manager or contact the local Ontario Works office 
  • Individuals on Ontario Works (OW) or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) must apply for Ontario Works Discretionary Benefits prior to applying for assistance through CHPI
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-268-7722 Ext 206
Toll Free Phone 1-877-259-7722
Fax 705-268-8302
Located In Community Timmins
Address 500 Algonquin Blvd E
Timmins, ON P4N 1B7
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Intersection Algonquin Blvd E and Park Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (20) Regional Government
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Housing