About KZA_GBFN Ontario Works
Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek – Gull Bay First Nation Ontario Works
delivers temporary financial assistance to help clients who may be in financial need that are residing in the community.
If you qualify, Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek – Gull Bay First Nation will provide you with assistance to cover the costs of your basic needs (e.g. food) and housing costs.
Types of Assistance Available
- Income support to help with the costs of basic needs, like food, clothing and shelter
- Health benefits for clients and their families
The amount of money you may receive from Ontario Works will depend on your:
- Family size
- Assets and
- Housing costs
Emergency Assistance is also available to people who are in a crisis or an emergency situation (e.g. people who may have lost their homes, are leaving an abusive relationship and/or worried about their safety.
What am I eligible for?
If you qualify for Ontario Works, who may also be eligible to receive a variety of other benefits such as:
- Prescription drug and dental coverage*
- Diabetic supplies
- Moving or eviction costs
- Employment-related costs
How to Apply
To apply for Ontario Works, you can contact the office by phone or in person at (807) 982-0006.
Once you’ve contacted Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek – Gull Bay First Nation Ontario Works, a caseworker will follow up to schedule an in-person meeting.
You will be asked to provide specific documents so the caseworker can verify:
- Your personal information
- Information about members of your household
- Your household’s financial needs
- You households income and assets
This information provided will determine if you qualify for assistance.
During your meeting, you will be asked to sign several forms, including a consent form that gives the Ontario Works office permission to access information about you from other government programs or organizations (e.g., Ministry of Transportation, Employment Insurance, Equifax Canada).
A decision of eligibility will be made within four business days from when you first contacted the office, as long as you have provided all of the required information and completed the application.