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Welcome to Social Services!


The Sault Ste. Marie & Area Drug Strategy

"We envision a safer & healthier community that optimizes the lives, abilities and health of individuals."

The Drug Strategy Committee cultivates a holistic approach to address our community substance use issues and provides information on the research and resources available to support the ongoing work. Together we can save lives and improve the well-being of our community.

READ THE FULL REPORT (Click below)

SSM & Area Drug Strategy Report


Social Services 5-Year Strategic Plan (2018-2022)


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 ERICA'S JOURNEY here 

Watch CLYDE'S JOURNEY here 

Watch BEATRICE'S JOURNEY here 

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.

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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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