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Contact Information
Office Phone 613-966-1311 
 
To Apply for Ontario Works dial 613-771-9630 or toll free at 1-866-414-0300 
 
You can also apply on-line at www.hastingscounty.com
Toll Free Phone 1-800-267-0575 * Intake Access Centre 1-866-414-0300
After Hours Phone 613-968-6834 (Salvation Army) or 613-771-9630 or toll free 1-866-414-0300
TTY Phone 613-966-3884 Bell Relay
Fax 613-966-2574
E-Mail gatwards@hastingscounty.com
Website www.hastingscounty.com
Primary Contact Steve Gatward, Director; Phone: 613-966-1311 ext 2305
Alternate Contact Anne-Marie Murphy, Administrative Assistant to the Director; Phone: 613-966-8032 ext 2306; Email: murphya@hastingscounty.com
Alternate Executive Erin Rivers, Manager, Financial and Employment Assistance; Phone: 613-966-1311 ext 2333; Email: riverse@hastingscounty.com
Address & Map
County Administration Building
228 Church St
Belleville, ON K8N 5E2
 
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Mailing Address c/o Hastings County Ontario Works 
Bag 6300 
2nd Floor 
Belleville, ON K8N 5E2
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides employment and financial assistance to help you become financially independent and to improve quality of life for you and your family. If you qualify for financial assistance you must participant in employment related activities unless you are unable due to a serious medical condition or you are required to provide care to family members.Financial Assistance and Employment Supports including training and skills development, academic upgrading and work placements. Financial Assistance – Monthly allowance based on family size, housing costs and income. Monthly drug benefit card and other services include: 
*Employment Start-Up Benefit – covers costs related to starting a job or work placement. Child care start-up costs, basic dental care for children, Health-related benefits – may include dentures, emergency dental services, eyeglasses, special diet allowance, health care supplies, medical transportation funds, prosthetic devices, funerals and burials. Clients 18-65 years who are not caring for pre-school age children or who do not have a serious disability or illness must participate in employment assistance activities. 
Employment Resource Centre - walk-in job search centre * access to computers, internet, fax, photocopier, telephone * resource materials, job banks, labor market information * assistance with resumes * referrals to job counseling and training  
Community Participation - volunteer placements * Job Search Programs - based on individual’s skills, experience and circumstances * employment placement - job matching service * Basic Education - basic adult upgrading * high school upgrading * English as a Second Language (ESL) classes * literacy and basic skills * Job Skills Training - development of skills for specific jobs * on-the-job training * Supports to Self-Employment - referrals to self-employment programs Learning, Earning and Parenting (LEAP)- helps young parents finish high school, improve parenting skills, locate and maintain employment. 
 
Employment Services 
Hastings County Community and Human Services or Ontario Works is "Your Connection to Employment", offering practical help to prepare for, find and maintain employment. 
 
Job Vacancies Daily 
http://www.hastingscounty.com/business/industry-employment/hot-jobs 
The services we provide to assist you in your employment journey include: 
• Walk-in job search centre, access to computers, internet, fax, photocopier, telephone, resource materials, job banks, labour market information, assistance with resumes 
• Referrals to job counselling and training 
• Access to education and upgrading opportunities, high school upgrading, English as a second language (ESL) classes, literacy and basic skills 
• In-house workshops that offer knowledge of local job markets available to you http://www.hastingscounty.com/services/social-services/ontario-works/employment-training 
• Information about who is hiring 
• On-site coaching available through our employment development case workers. 
• Community Participation – volunteer placements, job search programs – based on individuals skills, experience and circumstances. 
• Employment placement , job matching service and on-the-job training. 
• Supports to self-employment – referrals to self-employment programs 
• Learning, Earning and Parenting (LEAP) helps young parents finish high school, improve parenting skills, locate and maintain employment 
 
Visit one of our Job Information Centres at: 
Belleville - 228 Church St., 613-966.1311 x 2508 
Deseronto - 358 Main St. 613.396.2610 
Trenton - 91 Creswell Dr. 613.392.1387 x 2216 
Madoc - 56 Russell St. North 613.473.5258 x 3444 
Bancroft - 27578 Highway #62 613.332.3410 
 
Employer looking to Hire? http://www.hastingscounty.com/services/social-services/ontario-works/looking-hire
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Belleville ; Deseronto
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) - 65 year(s) 
 
Ontario Works 
Employable youth ages 16-17 year(s) and up who cannot live at home but are attending school or seeking employment. Financial need is determined by a review of income, liquid assets and living expenses. 
 
Youth and Adults 18 – 65 years who are not caring for pre-school age children or who do not have a serious disability or illness must participate in employment assistance activities and meet financial criteria. 
Each member of the household must meet at least one of the following criteria: 
* The member is a Canadian citizen 
* The member has made an application for status as a permanent resident under the immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada), or 
* The member has made a claim for refugee protection under the immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) 
* You are able to live independently and make your own arrangements for supportive services. 
* See website for a detailed listing
Application To Apply for Ontario Works dial 613-771-9630 or toll free at 1-866-414-0300 
 
You can also apply on-line at www.hastingscounty.com
Languages English
Fees None
Bus Route Notes Belleville Transit Transit Schedules
Other Details
Legal Status (20) Regional Government
Funding City / Town ; Regional / Municipal ; Provincial
Date Updated 09 Jun 2016
Subjects
Service Categories Adult Basic Education ~ Social Assistance Recipients ; Adult Basic Education ~ Social Assistance Recipients ~ Teenage Parents ; Adult Literacy Programs ~ Social Assistance Recipients ; Burial/Cremation Expense Assistance ; Emergency Dental Care ; English as a Second Language ~ Social Assistance Recipients ; General Dentistry ~ Youth ~ Social Assistance Recipients ; Housing Expense Assistance ; Job Information ; Job Search Resource Centres ; Medical Expense Assistance ; Prejob Guidance ; Provincial/Territorial Social Assistance Programs Applications ; School Based Teen Parent/Pregnant Teen Programs ~ Social Assistance Recipients ; Welfare Fraud Reporting ; Welfare to Work Programs

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