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Support and Advocacy

Practical Assistance
This program offers practical advice, information referral, and connects individuals and families with appropriate resources within the community. Some of the most commonly sought after assistance includes:

  • Rental and utilities arrears
  • Obtaining fuel and oil
  • Applying for the Ontario Energy Support Program [PDF]
  • Emergency food and food bank referrals
  • Dental and eyeglass coverage issues
  • Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Plan issues
  • Lost, stolen, or never obtained identification
  • Transportation and moving costs
  • Winter clothing (Clothes for Kids, Operation Warm Feet, etc)
  • Christmas food hamper and toy campaign referrals
  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Referrals for affordable housing, daycare, etc

Reach our Practical Assistance Worker at 613.542.2949 x2143. All calls will be returned; you can expect a call back within three business days.