New location of Ontario Works officially opened

The Ontario Works Brantford-Brant, and the Family and Income Stability main offices have settled into their new home at 225 Colborne Street, Unit 101, in downtown Brantford.

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The services were previously located directly across the street at 220 Colborne Street.

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While FIS clients have been visiting the new location for the past month to pick up or drop off documents and attend pre-booked appointments, the new facility was officially opened on Tuesday, March 26.

“We are proud to officially recognize the hard work of our facilities team in retrofitting the lower level of 225 Colborne Street to better serve our community’s needs,” said Brantford mayor Kevin Davis. “I also want to take this opportunity to commend the city’s dedicated Family and Income Stability staff who administer the Ontario Works program locally.

“Their unwavering commitment to providing essential support to individuals and families in need is a testament to the compassion and professionalism that define our city. Through their efforts, lives are changed, futures are built, and individuals are empowered to overcome challenges.”

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Ontario Works is a social assistance program designed to provide temporary financial assistance and financial support to individuals who are in financial need and unable to meet their basic living expenses. The program is administered by the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services and facilitated locally by the City of Brantford FIS department. The City of Brantford also provides social services – including FIS – for residents of the County of Brant.

“It’s great to see the collaborative effort between the City of Brantford and the County of Brant in ensuring that essential services such as Family and Income Stability are readily available to those who need them,” said County of Brant mayor David Bailey. “This relocation reflects our shared dedication to supporting individuals and families in our communities during times of need.”

To book an appointment with FIS call 519-759-3330.

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