Ontario. Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Site: West Region

Service: Children, Community and Social Services

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Public Comments COVID-19 Service Change: All in-person Service Canada Centres are closed until further notice. Call or visit website to access programs and services. Existing benefits such as the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, and Employment Insurance continue to be provided and can be applied for online. New COVID-19 - Emergency benefits are available.
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-438-5111
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-4197
TTY Phone 519-663-5276
Fax 519-672-9510
E-Mail mcsinfo@mcys.gov.on.ca
Website www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/regionalMap/west_region_new.aspx
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Provides funding for child welfare, children and youth mental health services, and children's community support services

 Programs include:
  • Adoptions in Ontario
  • Passport program
  • child welfare services
  • children and youth mental health services
  • Special Services at Home (SSAH) / Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilites (ACSD)
  • Violence Against Women's (VAW) services


Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities - Monthly benefit to help offset the extra costs of significant special needs for children 18 years and under with severe disabilities who live at home with a parent or legal guardian

Special Services at Home - The Special Services at Home (SSAH) program is available for children under 18 years of age with a developmental and/or physical disability living in Ontario * SSAH provides time-limited funding to purchase supports and services not available elsewhere in the community

Youth Justice Services - Provides justice services to youth at the time of their offence or who are charged with or convicted of criminal or provincial offences
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm
Areas Served Bruce County ; Chatham-Kent ; Elgin County ; Essex County ; Grey County ; Huron County ; Lambton County ; London ; Middlesex County ; Oxford County ; Perth County
Boundaries London, Middlesex, Elgin, Oxford, Grey, Bruce, Huron, Perth, Chatham-Kent, Sarnia-Lambton, Windsor-Essex
Eligibility Ontario residents who meet financial and other eligibility requirements
Application Medical documentation and proof of income required
Languages English ; French
Fees Free
Agency Information
Primary Executive Linda Chihab, Director; Phone: 519-438-5111 ext 3134
Funding Provincial - MCYS
Agency Services
Site Information
Site Location London (Central)
Located In Community London
Address & Map
217 York St, Suite 203
London, ON
Intersection Wellington St and York St
Mailing Address PO Box 5217 
London, ON N6A 5R1
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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