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Description & Services
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Description (Service)
  • Provides short term financial assistance to individuals and families in need 
  • Offers Extended Health Benefits to qualifying individuals 
  • Provides information to recipients about participation requirements including seeking employment, basic education, volunteer work, or self employment
 
Participants can access a variety of programs and support services including but not limited to: 
  • Child Care  
  • Clothing Needs  
  • Community Placement Program  
  • Discretionary Benefits  
  • Drug Benefits  
  • Employment Resource Centre 
  • Employment Start-up Costs  
  • Enhanced Employment Placement Program 
  • Funeral and burial expenses 
  • Learning, Earning and Parenting 
  • Pay-Direct to Landlord  
  • Special Diets Allowance 
  • Transportation
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Dryden ; Kenora District
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
 
Individuals must: 
  • Be a resident of Ontario  
  • Be in immediate financial need to help pay for food and housing costs  
  • Be willing to take part in activities that will help find employment  
  • Sign a Participation Agreement
 
Amount of financial assistance provided is determined by various factors including:  
  • Assets  
  • Family size  
  • Housing costs  
  • Income
 
Extended Health Benefits
 
Individuals and families who:  
  • Were eligible for Ontario Works in the previous months, or 
  • Are no longer eligible for Ontario Works because a payment was received for loss of income under the 1986-1990 Hepatitis C Settlement Agreement
 
Employment Resource Centre
 
Must be recipient of ODSP/OW benefits
Application Individuals can apply online or by contacting the office
 
The following documentation is required to complete application: 
  • Copy of Canada Child Benefit statement (for children under 18 years of age)  
  • Copy of mortgage or rental agreement  
  • Health card 
  • Information about assets owned, such as a Registered Retirement Savings Plan,  
  • Information about other income and money, such as a pension 
  • Proof of identity, such as birth certificate  
  • Proof of immigration status, if required 
  • Proof of Social Insurance Number 
  • Recent bank statement for all bank accounts  
  • Record of Employment and/or most recent pay stubs
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-223-2100
Toll Free Phone Dryden Office: 1-800-461-5766 
Interactive Voice Response (IVR): 1-800-808-2268 
Welfare Fraud Hotline: 1-800-394-7867
Fax 807-223-3397
E-Mail kdsb@kdsb.on.ca
Website www.kdsb.on.ca
Primary Contact Reception
Alternate Contact Manager of Integrated Social Services
Located In Community Dryden
Address 211 Princess St
Dryden, ON P8N 3L5
 
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Intersection Princess St and Colonization Ave S
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial