Ontario Works

April 30, 2020
United Way’s Urgent Needs Fund Expands to Help Individuals Directly

UWPH’s COVID-19 Urgent Needs Fund for Individuals is administered by the City of Stratford Social Services Department on behalf of Perth County and the Huron County Social & Property Services Department on behalf of Huron County.

April 29, 2020
County of Huron Provides Financial Support Related to COVID-19 Response

Huron County is receiving $708,100 from the Province of Ontario’s $200 million Social Services Relief Fund in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. County of Huron Social Services is working on a multifaceted approach to distribute funds and ensure that vulnerable members of the Huron County community are able to receive the support they need to remain safe and healthy.

November 16, 2016
211 Ontario’s New Campaign – Help Starts Here

211 Ontario with the support of Green Shield Canada and United Ways has developed a fall campaign called Help Starts Here.

September 7, 2016
Changes To The Way Social Assistance Clients Access Drug Coverage

Starting in September 2016, people receiving social assistance can use their Ontario health card to access the Ontario Drug Benefit program.

August 26, 2016
Important Notice: Ontario Works Advises of Potential Mail Service Disruption

Ontario Works payments will not be mailed out due to a potential disruption in mail delivery.

July 26, 2016
Notice Update: Ontario Works Cheques to Be Mailed

The County of Huron Social Services – Ontario Works wishes to announce effective today all mail to clients and vendors will be mailed, as per standard practice and until further notice.

May 10, 2016

The County of Huron provides eligible Ontario Works clients a free confidential short-term counselling support program for personal, family and work-related problems.

February 26, 2015
Special Needs Strategy Update

Having a child with special needs may present parents with some unique challenges in getting the services they need. It can often be confusing to know where to turn.

August 26, 2013
Policies & Legislation

Information and links to Policies and Legislation resources.


Pathways to Self-Sufficiency provides financial assistance to low-income families and individuals within Huron County, Ontario, needing essential items such as heat, housing, childcare.