Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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Welcome to Social Services!

Important notice for Ontario Works recipients receiving Ontario Works payments by Canada Post

Due to the Canada Post labour disruption, Ontario Works will be holding December cheques and payments, usually received in the mail, for pick up.      

Cheques can be picked up at the Ontario Works office located at 540 Albert St. E. on November 30th, 2018 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 

It is recommended that you bring your identification to avoid a delay in picking up your cheque.   If you require further information about your payments please call your Case Manager.   

To prevent future delays Ontario Works recommends that all clients sign up for direct bank deposit.

For those individuals receiving Ontario Works payments through direct deposit, payments will be deposited into your bank account as usual.

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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