If you qualify, Ontario Works services and programs can help you with every day expenses such as food and shelter. You may also receive health benefits, including drug and dental coverage.

Employment programs can help you prepare for and find a job, get training, or upgrade your education.

Employment & Social Services also offers Homelessness and Shelter Security programs. The Chatham-Kent Shelter Solutions Program helps people who don’t qualify for Ontario Works, but need help because of a housing emergency. A one-time payment can pay rent or energy costs to help you through a difficult time. Find out more about our CK Housing & Homelessness Plan and shelter security programs.

Our Mission Statement:

"We provide services to increase wellness and reduce the effects of poverty for the people of Chatham-Kent."