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Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Provides financial and employment assistance to individuals and families for basic needs 
  • Provides opportunities for individuals on social assistance to contribute to the community 
  • Stresses that it is mandatory to participate in designated activities to be eligible for benefits 
  • Provides referrals to other programs and services 
  • Accepts and processes applications (Social Housing, CHIPI, LEAP) and other services administered through the Fort Frances office 
  • Administered by the Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board in Fort Frances
Employment Resource Centre provides: 
  • Access to fax machine, Internet, phone, photocopier and other items required to conduct job searches 
  • An employment assessment to determine gaps in individual's employability 
  • Assistance in completing resumes 
  • Referrals to training programs at the Adult Learning Centre 
  • Referrals to other supports such as Atikokan Employment Centre, Community Counselling and Atikokan High School
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm 
Integrated Caseworker available: Mon-Fri 8 am-11:45 am, 1 pm-3:45 pm
Areas Served Rainy River District
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) - 65 year(s) 
Individuals and families in financial need
Individuals must: 
  • Be a resident of Ontario  
  • Not have sufficient finances to pay for food and housing costs  
  • Be willing to take part in activities that will help find a job 
  • Sign a Participation Agreement
Employment Resource Centre 
  • Must be recipient of ODSP/OW assistance
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; all shelter expenses  
  • Health card 
  • Information about assets owned, such as a home, boats, vehicles, bank accounts, 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 Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-597-1431
Fax 807-597-1493
Primary Contact Corrine Colvin, Integrated Caseworker; Email:
Site Location Right rear office in Rainbow Centre building
Located In Community Atikokan
Address 25 Rawn Rd
Atikokan, ON P0T 1C0
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Intersection Rawn Rd and Maple Cres
Mailing Address PO Box 1300 
Atikokan, ON P0T 1C0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding City / Town ; Regional / Municipal