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  • Ontario Investing in Housing for People with Developmental Disabilities

    As part of Ontario's three-year, $810 million investment to support the transformation and modernization of developmental services, Ontario is investing more than $2 million over two years in six creative community-based housing initiatives  for adults with developmental disabilities. 

    News Release | Community and Social Services

  • New Housing Project in Essex County Receives $278,000 in Provincial Funding

    As part of Ontario's three-year, $810 million investment to support the transformation and modernization of developmental services, Ontario is investing more than $2 million over two years in six creative community-based housing initiatives  for adults with developmental disabilities. 

    News Release | Community and Social Services

  • New Housing Project in Sarnia receives $94,360 in Provincial Funding

    As part of Ontario's three-year, $810 million investment to support the transformation and modernization of developmental services, Ontario is investing more than $2 million over two years in six creative community-based housing initiatives  for adults with developmental disabilities. 

    News Release | Community and Social Services

  • Ontario Investing in Improving Financial Literacy

    Ontario is helping people living on low incomes to build their financial literacy skills by partnering with Prosper Canada to provide financial education services in communities across Ontario, including two new programs in Ottawa and Kitchener-Waterloo.

    News Release | Community and Social Services

  • Ontario Introduces Reloadable Payment Card for Social Assistance

    Ontario is making it safer and easier for people to receive and use their social assistance benefits. Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) clients who do not have a bank account will be able to receive their benefits on a reloadable payment card rather than receiving a paper cheque.

    News Release | Community and Social Services

  • Ontario Improving ODSP Medical Reviews

    Ontario is making improvements to medical reviews for people receiving benefits through the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) to ensure that assistance is going to people who need it.

    Bulletin | Community and Social Services

  • Ontario Helping Northern, Rural and Remote Communities Address Violence Against Women

    Today, Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services was at the Women's Rural Resource Centre of Strathroy & Area to announce that Ontario is introducing two new initiatives to help rural, remote and Northern communities address violence against women.

    News Release | Community and Social Services

  • Increasing Support for People Receiving Social Assistance

    Ontario has increased financial support for people receiving social assistance.

    This fall, the social assistance rate increases announced in the 2015 Budget came into effect, including:

    News Release | Community and Social Services

  • Ontario Releases New Requirements for Host Family Program

    Ontario is releasing new requirements to increase the safety and security of adults with developmental disabilities who choose to live with a host family.

    Bulletin | Community and Social Services

  • Ontario Investing in Housing for People with Developmental Disabilities

    As part of Ontario's three-year, $810 million investment to support the transformation and modernization of developmental services, the province is investing up to $3.47 million over two years in 12 creative community-based housing initiatives for adults with developmental disabilities.

    Bulletin | Community and Social Services

  • Ontario Building a New Multi-Service Centre in Prescott-Russell

    Ontario is investing $4 million in a new multi-service building to make it easier for residents in the Prescott-Russell area to access a wide range of services and programs in one place.

    News Release | Community and Social Services

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