Community Services assists some of the most vulnerable people in our community, from infancy to senior years. We provide help to tens of thousands of Niagara residents each year through social programs, most of which the provincial government mandates, funds and regulates.
Additionally, through service agreements with the province and the Local Health Integration Network, we manage long-term care homes and provide community supports for seniors in Niagara.
Children's Services is responsible for the planning, administration and financial support of approximately 11,000 licensed child care spaces in Niagara for children birth to 12 years of age. The division:
Contact905-980-6000 ext. 3803
The Homelessness Services and Community Engagement division supports homelessness services by working with and funding local service providers to address the needs of Niagara's most vulnerable residents. The homelessness service system, in accordance with provincial funding requirements includes:
Contact905-980-6000 ext. 3808
Housing Services provides low-income housing options through legislated programs and services, including:
Contact905-980-6000 ext. 3930
Seniors Services provides high quality, compassionate care for residents and clients through a range of integrated programs and partnerships including:
Contact905-980-6000 ext. 3806
The Social Assistance and Employment Opportunities division is responsible for the delivery of the provincially mandated Ontario Works program and discretionary benefits. The division provides:
Contact905-980-6000 ext. 3811