Changes to Support the Implementation of the New Federal Canada Child Benefit

  • It is expected that, effective July 1, 2016 the proposed new federal Canada Child Benefit (CCB) will replace the Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB), the National Child Benefit Supplement (NCBC), and the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB).
  • The CCB will not be considered income within social assistance.
  • As the CCB will be exempt any increase in monthly payments under the new CCB will have no impact on recipients' Ontario Works and ODSP payments.

Ontario Works

The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board (TBDSSAB) provides Ontario Works Programs to help people in need and to gain independence through paid employment.

The Ontario Works Program has two parts. It provides:

1. Financial Assistance:

Short-term assistance to individuals and families for basic needs, shelter, and emergency assistance.

People who qualify for assistance may also be eligible to receive benefits.  Examples of some benefits include: prescription drug coverage, dental and vision care for dependent children, diabetic supplies, surgical supplies and dressings, medical transportation costs, Transition Child Benefit and Extended Health Benefits, dental, and employment related expenses.

2. Employment Assistance:

Support and assistance to help Ontario Works Program participants to meet their responsibilities and become self-sufficient. Areas of support include help seeking employment, basic education, volunteer work, or self-employment.

Programs and services are delivered through our main office in Thunder Bay and other offices in the District of Thunder Bay. Find a TBDSSAB office location closest to you. 

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Free Workshops Open to All Ontario Works Participants

To Register Call your caseworker or 766-2111 ext 4700

Free Lunch for Workshop participants

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