Welcome to the

District of Nipissing Ontario Works

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

New to Ontario Works? Watch the EIS video.

Financial Help

Apply for income support to help with the costs of basic needs.

Employment Help

Get personalized help preparing for and finding employment.

Ontario Works Benefits

The various benefits you and your family may be eligible for.

Your Questions, Answered.

Get the details on the programs and services available to you.

When the unexpected happens…

I never thought I would be unemployed but due to Provincial and Federal job cuts, that’s where I found myself. As a well-educated university graduate, I couldn’t find work, and I was also ashamed and reluctant to seek out help. But with bills to pay, I found myself in urgent need of social assistance. I soon found myself with no other choice but to seek out help from Ontario Works.

After applying to the Ontario Works program, I was able to obtain immediate financial assistance that permitted me to meet my direct short term financial needs and I was referred to a Coordinator to assist in my job search. Within a period of less than a month, I was able to obtain two part-time positions. This was no fluke, but rather the direct result of the assistance I received during a time of duress and uncertainty.

Latest News

Our Mattawa office is Moving

DNSSAB’s satellite office in Mattawa will be moving to a new site.

Save The Date: Cannabis Forum

The Cannabis Forum is open to everyone in the community. It is taking place at 7:00 p.m., June 19th, 2018 at Elks Lodge in North Bay, Ontario. What Parents, Guardians, Grandparents, Caregivers and you need to know about Cannabis – (from a...

Workforce Week 2018: “Get Job Ready” Event

If you're planning to attend the upcoming North Bay Job Fair, you won't want to miss this event just two days before. The "Get Job Ready" event is also taking place at the Grande Event Centre on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 from 9:00 am -...

Latest Resources

What documents do I need when applying for Ontario Works?

It is important to take the time to gather the required documents before beginning your online Ontario Works application. Here is the complete list of documents you will need in order to apply for social assistance. Click on...

How to Read a Cheque

From time, you may need to read a cheque in order to give your banking information (like when you're requesting to move to direct deposit). Here is a quick guide that breaks down what the numbers mean. We also provide a number of examples...

Employment Earnings while on Ontario Works

This resource explains how earnings from your employment will impact the assistance you receive from Ontario Works. The short answer is: $200 + 50%. Let's explain: If you are employed and you are eligible for assistance, you can qualify...

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Ontario Works is administered by DNSSAB
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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.