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Welcome to the

District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board

Our vision: Healthy Communities Without Poverty

Our Mission: proactively enabling inclusive, healthy, and prosperous communities within the District of Nipissing through a focus on prevention, innovation, and accessible quality human services.

This is what we do:

We help people to put an affordable roof over their heads, we make sure an ambulance takes you to hospital when needed, we help you find affordable childcare so that you can go to work to support your family, and we’re there when a little support can make a world of difference during a rough patch in your life.

Children per month

On average, 1122 children in the Nipissing District receive subsidized child care per month.

Housing Units

DNSSAB supports 23 different non-profit housing providers offering a total of 2367 units.

Individuals & Families

Last year, Ontario Works assisted 3813 individuals & families on average each month.

Ambulance Calls

Last year, Nipissing District Paramedics responded to 17,106 ambulance calls.


Area (sq km)


This is who we serve:

The District of Nipissing has a population of approximately 85,000 people covering 17,000 square kilometers. This includes 11 municipalities, two First Nations and two unorganized areas; Nipissing North and Nipissing South.

This is how we help:

DNSSAB administers a number of programs & services.
Here are some ways we can help:

Ontario Works

Helps people become self-sufficient through temporary financial assistance and employment programs.

Children's Services

Promotes access to high quality early learning, child care and support for families.

Housing Services

Funds and administers social housing programs and works to prevent homelessness.

EMS/Land Ambulance

Provides land ambulance services and administers the supply and use of Public Access Defibrillators.