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Social and Community Services

The County of Simcoe Social and Community Services Division encompasses the following Departments:

Children and Community Services

The Children and Community Services Department delivers and manages programs and services to support child care and the community.  Some of the programs offered by the Children and Community Services Department are childcare fee subsidy, family home childcare, emergency shelters, homelessness, local immigration partnership.

Ontario Works

Ontario Works is a program which provides financial and employment assistance to people in financial need.  The County of Simcoe Ontario Works Department delivers programs to eligible residents of the County of Simcoe and the cities of Barrie and Orillia.

Social Housing

As the Consolidated Municipal Service Manager, the County of Simcoe is responsible for administration and planning of the County’s social housing system. The social housing department is comprised of two business functions which encompass administration of the social housing programs and the direct delivery of social housing.

Local Immigration Partnership

The Simcoe County Local Immigration Partnership (SCLIP) is a community partnership focused on the development of settlement strategies for newcomers.  These strategies will bring together and support service delivery to newcomers in Simcoe County while promoting positive relationships, opportunity, and use of local resources effectively.

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