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People Support

Bruce County offers a wide range of children’s program including child care fee subsidy, special needs resource and learning programs, as well as a variety of supportive programs for adults, seniors and families. When financial assistance is required, this is where to start exploring your options. Our hope is that you discover a compassionate and sharing community like no other.

People Support

The Strategic Community Initiatives Fund Granting Process is intended to contribute to the advancement of human services goals and priorities and/or provide specific support to low income households.
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 Homelessness Prevention Program (HPP) 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.
Find eligibility requirements, contact information and other details about the Bruce County Rent Supplement Program.
Bruce County Housing Corporation owns and manages over 600 social housing units across Bruce County.
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.
Discretionary Benefits may be available to assist with the cost of various health and non-health related items and some exceptional one-time expenses. To be eligible for financial assistance under Discretionary Benefits, you must be a resident of Bruce County and in receipt of benefits from one of the following programs:
• Ontario Works Program (OW)
• Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
• Temporary Care Assistance (TCA)
• Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD) Program
Information about the various employment supports that are available. Supports include resources to secure employment and upgrading opportunities.
Resources available to assist with pursuing child and/or spousal support.
Child Care Fee Subsidy is available to parents working, attending school or in need of support for themselves or their children. Child Care Fee Subsidy is paid in spaces in Licensed Child Care Programs, Bruce County Licensed Home Child Care Program, Before and After School Programs, and/or Authorized Camp Programs. To qualify for Child Care Fee Subsidy, you must have an up-to-date copy of a recent Notice of Assessment and Canada Child Benefit Notice. An income test application will be completed by a Child Care Case Worker using a copy of your tax information (line 236) and signing the Child Care Fee Subsidy Agreement. The application will determine your portion of child care cost.
The Special Needs Resource Program supports the inclusion of children with special needs in Bruce County licensed child care settings, EarlyON programs, and authorized camps, children’s recreation and skill building programs.
Contact us

Bruce County

Tel : 519-881-1291


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

administration building

44.120480816, -81.1513775614