Community Placement (CP) Program
The CP program is a volunteer work placement which allows participants to gain valuable work experience, build basic networks, gain resume references and provides the opportunity of contributing to the community.
Participants receive an incentive of $3.50 per hour for a maximum of 70 hours a month. This incentive does not get deducted from the participant’s social assistance benefit.
Employment Experience (EE)
The EE program is a wage subsidy program that provides Ontario Works participants with on-the- job training and work experience through a paid placement.
Family Support Worker (FSW)
The FSW will assist clients in taking whatever action is necessary to pursue financial support from persons with a legal obligation to provide it.
As of February 1, 2017, child support payments are fully exempt as income and do not impact a person’s eligibility for assistance. Spousal support is not exempt and is still considered income.
FSW will also assist clients with outstanding Family Responsibility Office (FRO) arrears by acting as a liaison between FRO and the client(s).
Eligibility Review Officer (ERO)
The ERO investigates complaints of fraud allegations received from either external or internal sources. The ERO conducts a comprehensive investigation which includes verification of information and/or statements from individuals. The result of the
investigation determines eligibility.
Addiction Services Initiative (ASI)
The Addiction Services Initiative (ASI) is an Ontario Works Program that is a targeted employment assistance activity designed to help participants whose substance abuse is a barrier to participation in employment and/or employment related activities.
To be eligible for the ASI program, you must:
- be in receipt of Ontario Works or ODSP, and
- be a resident of Wiikwemkoong, and
- interested in addressing your substance abuse, and
- interested in gaining and maintaining employment, which can include participation in activities that increase your employability.
- Case Management
- Motivational Support
- Providing or linking participants to services and support systems
- Assistance with referrals and access to Treatment Programs
- Supports for Childcare and Transportation