Important Notice: Ontario Works Advises of Potential Mail Service Disruption

August 26, 2016

Ontario Works payments for September 1st, 2016 will not be mailed out due to a potential disruption in mail delivery.

If you receive your Ontario Works payment through direct deposit, payments will continue to be deposited into your bank account as usual.  Your statement will be mailed.  Drug cards that were valid for the month of August will be valid until the end of the month of September. In addition, starting in September, people receiving social assistance are now able to use their Ontario Health Card to access The Ontario Drug Benefit program.

If you receive your Ontario Works payment by cheque in the mail, please note the following:

Staff will be available on Wednesday, August 31st from 2:30 to 4:00 and Thursday, September 1st from 2:30 to 4:00 at the following locations for you to pick up your cheque:

If you are a resident of: You can get your cheque at:
Goderich, Ashfield-Colborne-Wananosh Centre for Employment and Learning, 41 West Street, Goderich
North Huron, Morris-Turnberry, Howick Centre for Employment and Learning, 152 Josephine Street, Wingham
South Huron, Bluewater with postal codes N0M 2T0, N0M 1N0, N0M 1X0 Centre for Employment and Learning, 349 Main Street, Exeter
Central Huron, Huron East, Bluewater with postal codes N0M 1G0, N0M 2R0, N0M 1J0, N0m 2E0 Huron County Social Services, 77722D London Road, RR5 Clinton

Please call the Interactive Voice Response System (IVR) to ensure your cheque has been issued at 1-800-808-2268.  (If you have forgot your PIN or ID number press 0 for an attendant).

You will need valid photo ID to pick up your cheque.  Acceptable documents are:

  • a valid passport,
  • citizenship card,
  • driver’s license,
  • health card.

If you are not able to attend at the designated pick-up centre’s day/time, please contact that office for alternate arrangements.

Please note that during postal delivery disruptions, you are required to report income and changes to your circumstances.  This information can be left at the Ontario Works office or any of the Centre of Employment and Learning.

Direct deposit is available.  Please contact the office for more information.

Up to date information will be available on this site or by calling Huron County Ontario Works at 519-482-8505 or toll free at 1-888-371-5718.

For more information contact:

Social and Property Services, Ontario Works
519.482.8505 (ext 4200)