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Financial Support

Bruce County offers a wide range of children's programs including assisted daycare and learning programs, plus community programs for adults, seniors and families. When financial assistance is required, this is where to start exploring the options. Our hope is that you discover a compassionate and sharing community like no other.

Financial Support

211 is a free, 24/7 hotline that helps people connect to community, social, health and government services in their communities. To support this work Community Connection/211 maintains a comprehensive database in partnership with the United Way of Bruce Grey, and the Counties of Bruce and Grey.

The Income Support program is designed to assist Ontario families with financial assistance when faced with unemployment, being under employed or a health issue prevents employment.

Our offices are now open to the public and applicants and program participants are welcome to attend any of our locations in person. COVID-19 protocols will be in place. Programs and services remain available through virtual formats as well including by telephone.. Please drop by any of our locations or call your nearest Human Services office at the numbers below for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Walkerton Administration Building: 30 Park Street 519-881-0431
Penetangore Hub: 529 Gary Street, Kincardine 519-396-2116
Lakeshore Hub: 1243 MacKenzie Road, Port Elgin 519-389-5580
Peninsula Hub: 268 Berford Street, Wiarton 519-534-1286
Discretionary Benefits are provided to recipients of Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Plan who require financial assistance to purchase health related items.

Our offices are now open to the public and applicants and program participants are welcome to attend any of our locations in person. COVID-19 protocols will be in place. Programs and services remain available through virtual formats as well including by telephone.. Please drop by any of our locations or call your nearest Human Services office at the numbers below for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Walkerton Administration Building: 30 Park Street 519-881-0431
Penetangore Hub: 529 Gary Street, Kincardine 519-396-2116
Lakeshore Hub: 1243 MacKenzie Road, Port Elgin 519-389-5580
Peninsula Hub: 268 Berford Street, Wiarton 519-534-1286
Resources available to assist with pursuing child and/or spousal support.

Our offices are now open to the public and applicants and program participants are welcome to attend any of our locations in person. COVID-19 protocols will be in place. Programs and services remain available through virtual formats as well including by telephone.. Please drop by any of our locations or call your nearest Human Services office at the numbers below for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Walkerton Administration Building: 30 Park Street 519-881-0431
Penetangore Hub: 529 Gary Street, Kincardine 519-396-2116
Lakeshore Hub: 1243 MacKenzie Road, Port Elgin 519-389-5580
Peninsula Hub: 268 Berford Street, Wiarton 519-534-1286
The Child Activity Assistance Program (CAAP) is a fund available for families with a gross income of less than $30,000.00 to assists families with the cost of activities.

Our offices are now open to the public and applicants and program participants are welcome to attend any of our locations in person. COVID-19 protocols will be in place. Programs and services remain available through virtual formats as well including by telephone.. Please drop by any of our locations or call your nearest Human Services office at the numbers below for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Walkerton Administration Building: 30 Park Street 519-881-0431
Penetangore Hub: 529 Gary Street, Kincardine 519-396-2116
Lakeshore Hub: 1243 MacKenzie Road, Port Elgin 519-389-5580
Peninsula Hub: 268 Berford Street, Wiarton 519-534-1286
The Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) aims to prevent, address and reduce homelessness by improving access to adequate, suitable and affordable housing that is linked to flexible support services based on peoples’ needs.


COVID-19 Announcement:

Our offices are now closed to the public. Programs and services will continue virtually with most services being provided by phone, fax, and email. Some service appointments will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please call the Bruce County Housing Services office at 1-800-265-3005 for any inquiries or for more information.
Find eligibility requirements, contact information and other details about the Bruce County Rent Supplement Program.


COVID-19 Announcement:

Our offices are now closed to the public. Programs and services will continue virtually with most services being provided by phone, fax, and email. Some service appointments will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please call the Bruce County Housing Services office at 1-877-396-3450 for any inquiries or for more information.
Bruce County is both the lead and intake agency for the Westario Power Low-Income Energy Assistance Program Emergency Financial Assistance (LEAP EFA) since 2016. The Westario Power LEAP EFA helps low-income customers who find themselves in need of assistance with arrears owed to Westario Power.

COVID-19 Announcement:

Our offices are open to the public by appointment and our programs and services continue to be available virtually by phone, fax, and email. Please call Human Services at 1-800-265-3005 for more information.
The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) launched the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) in January 2016. This program provides an on-bill reduction for eligible customers.


COVID-19 Announcement:

Our offices are now closed to the public. Programs and services will continue virtually with most services being provided by phone, fax, and email. Some service appointments will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please call the Bruce County Housing Services office at 1-877-396-3450 for any inquiries or for more information.
Child Care Fee Subsidy provides financial assistance to eligible families for children in their care attending a Licensed Child Care Program or an Approved Bruce County Home Child Care Provider.
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Bruce County

Tel : 519-881-1291

info@brucecounty.on.ca

Services

This is where to start exploring the options. Our hope is that you discover a compassionate and sharing community like no other.

Walkerton Administration Centre

30 Park St.
Walkerton ON N0G2V0
Canada

44.120480816, -81.1513775614