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Welcome to Social Services!

Social Services Family Day Office Closure - Mon. Feb. 19th

Social Services’ offices; including Ontario Works, Housing Services and Early Years Services; will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2018 in observation of Family Day.

Regular Social Service operations will resume on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

Family Day celebrates the importance of families and family life to people and their communities.

RFP 2018-01 - Legal Services

The District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board (DSSMSSAB) is inviting prospective Proponents to submit Proposals for the provision of Legal Services. 

The Proposal submission must be delivered no later than 1:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Check out our CAREER page for current job postings!

SUMMER STUDENT Applications now accepted!  Visit our CAREER page for details!


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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