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Request for Proposals    (HS RFP 2017-01)
Investing in Change Fund: Innovative Food Systems 

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Proposals are invited for the purpose of selecting a successful Service Provider to provide an Innovative Food System for the District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board (DSSMSSAB). The food system will provide healthier, fresh and diverse food in a way that respects the dignity of food bank users and more meaningfully engages them in solving problems related to hunger with the potential to transform the role of food banks as a whole in the Sault Ste. Marie District. 

All proposals must be received before 3:00pm local time on December 11, 2017. Specific details regarding this RFP can be found in the attached document. 

Should you have any questions relating to the RFP or the submission and selection process, please contact Jeff Barban, Director, Housing Services by email at or by phone at (705) 759-5004

Social Services has created a video demonstrating the difficulty and reality for people experiencing poverty in Sault Ste. Marie to purchase healthy food.  The video can be viewed by clicking on the "Poverty is Not a Choice" link below ...

Poverty is Not a Choice 

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DSSMSSAB Presents Life Journeys 

True stories from the people of Sault Ste. Marie.

DSSMSSAB Presents Life Journeys videos give a true perspective of local people and the Social Services that are available to assist.  The Life Journeys series is intended to address the inaccurate stereo types of individuals as they travel along life's journey.




Watch EMMA'S JOURNEY here 

Watch Snapshots of Society here

District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board

The District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board (DSSMSSAB) was created in the District Social Services Administration Board Act in 1998. The Board is made up of nine locally elected political representatives, six  from the City of Sault Ste. Marie, one from Prince Township and two from  the Sault North Planning Board Area. These areas represent the geographic jurisdiction of the Board.


Ontario Works
Financial assistance for individuals and families in need including: Employment Support Services and Training

Child Care
Licensed Day Nursery services for Children 0-12 years of age. Financial Assistance with Child Care Fees & Additional Supports for Parents

Social Housing
Apply for Subsidized Housing, find Rental Locations and Tenant / Non-Tenant Information

Other Programs
Accessibility Planning & Community Co-ordination

Emergency Medical Services
Land Ambulance and Emergency Medical Services

Board Administration


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