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

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.
Resources available to assist with pursuing child and/or spousal support. </p> </br> </h2>COVID-19 Announcement:</h2> </p> </br> </h4>Although our offices are closed to the public, we continue to provide services to all clients via phone, fax and email. Please call your nearest Bruce County office at the numbers below for any inquires or for more information. </p> </br> Walkerton: 519-881-0431</p> Kincardine: 519-396-2116</p> Port Elgin: 519-389-5580</p> Wiarton: 519-534-1286</h4>
Information about the various employment supports that are available. Supports include resources to secure employment and upgrading opportunities. </p> </br> </h2>COVID-19 Announcement:</h2> </p> </br> </h4>Although our offices are closed to the public, we continue to provide services to all clients via phone, fax and email. Please call your nearest Bruce County office at the numbers below for any inquires or for more information. </p> </br> Walkerton: 519-881-0431</p> Kincardine: 519-396-2116</p> Port Elgin: 519-389-5580</p> Wiarton: 519-534-1286</h4>
Discretionary Benefits are provided to recipients of Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Plan who require financial assistance to purchase health related items. </p> </br> </h2>COVID-19 Announcement:</h2> </p> </br> </h4>Although our offices are closed to the public, we continue to provide services to all clients via phone, fax and email. Please call your nearest Bruce County office at the numbers below for any inquires or for more information. </p> </br> Walkerton: 519-881-0431</p> Kincardine: 519-396-2116</p> Port Elgin: 519-389-5580</p> Wiarton: 519-534-1286</h4>
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. </p> </br> </h2>COVID-19 Announcement:</h2> </p> </br> </h4>Although our offices are closed to the public, we continue to provide services to all clients via phone, fax and email. Please call your nearest Bruce County office at the numbers below for any inquires or for more information. </p> </br> Walkerton: 519-881-0431</p> Kincardine: 519-396-2116</p> Port Elgin: 519-389-5580</p> Wiarton: 519-534-1286</h4>
Bruce County Housing Corporation owns and manages over 600 social housing units across Bruce County. </p><br/> <h3>COVID-19 Announcement:</h3> </p> <h4> Although our offices are closed to the public, we continue to provide services to all clients via phone, fax and email. Please call the Bruce County Housing Services office at 519-396-3439 for any inquires or for more information. </h4> </p> <h4> Please Note: All playgrounds and play structures at County owned buildings are closed until further notice.<h4>
Find eligibility requirements, contact information and other details about the Bruce County Rent Supplement Program. </p><br/> <h3>COVID-19 Announcement:</h3> </p> <h4> Although our offices are closed to the public, we continue to provide services to all clients via phone, fax and email. Please call the Bruce County Housing Services office at 519-396-3439 for any inquires or for more information. </h4>
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. </p><br/> <h3>COVID-19 Announcement:</h3> </p> <h4> Although our offices are closed to the public, we continue to provide services to all clients via phone, fax and email. Please call the Bruce County Housing Services office at 519-396-3439 for any inquires or for more information. </h4>
Bruce County’s Early Learning Coordinator engages, mentors, and supports Educators in the Child Care and Early Learning Community. This capacity role supports the implementation of the annual Quality Scan Tool (QST) and the monthly Child Care Partner Support Team Meetings (CCPST). In collaboration with Children’s Service Team, the Early Learning Coordinator coordinates professional learning events and opportunities for the Early Learning Community within Bruce County. These opportunities assist Educators to align and enhance the quality of their program(s) and aids in building capacity within Bruce County. </p><br/> <h3>COVID-19 Announcement:</h3> </p> <h4> QST’s and professional development opportunities have been postponed until further notice. </h4>
The Bruce County Special Needs Resource Program provides service and support for children 0-12 years of age that reside in Bruce County and attend licensed child care settings, EarlyON programs, camps and children’s recreation programs.
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. </p><br/> <h3>COVID-19 Announcement:</h3> </p> <h4> Please note that our offices are closed to the public, however, Child Care Caseworkers are available to assist families by phone and email. Please feel free to contact us at 518-881-0431, toll free at 1-800-265-3005, or by email at childcare@brucecounty.on.ca for information and support. <h4>

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