Employment Support and Financial Assistance

COVID-19 Update – January 13, 2021

The Province has declared a second state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a province-wide stay at home order begins Thursday, January 14 at 12:01 a.m.

As a result, temporary changes to a number of municipal programs and services are expected to be in place until at least Thursday, February 11.

Tom Davies Square will remain open by appointment only, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Public access is limited to the main floor, including the public washrooms. Residents should avoid all non-essential visits to Tom Davies Square. Many services are available online or over the phone, and residents are asked to first contact 311 by phone or Live Web Chat (311.greatersudbury.ca) to see if there’s an alternative to an in-person visit. A full list of online services can be found at www.greatersudbury.ca/eservices.


A number of proactive measures will be in place to protect the health and safety of both visitors and staff. These include:  

  • Floor decals and wayfinding signage to direct travel
  • Protective screens installed at all customer service counters
  • A requirement for all visitors to wear a non-medical mask or face covering, in line with the directives of Public Health Sudbury & Districts. The City has a limited number of disposable masks available for visitors who forget to bring their own.
  • Health screening upon entry
  • Enhanced cleaning of washrooms and high-touch areas
  • Hand sanitizer at all entry/exit points

Access to City services at 199 Larch St., including Social Services, Housing Services and Children's Services, will continue to be available by appointment only. There will be no indoor access from Tom Davies Square to 199 Larch or Greater Sudbury Police Headquarters. Visitors will be required to use the main outdoor entrances to access those facilities.

Financial Assistance - Ontario Works Sudbury

Ontario Works offers short-term financial assistance to eligible residents of the City of Greater Sudbury along with job and career guidance and a variety of programs and services.

Contact Ontario Works

199 Larch Street, 9th Floor
PO BOX 3700 Station A
Provincial Building
Sudbury, ON P3A 5W5

Phone: 705-675-2411
Fax: 705-673-0813

Employment Support Services

Employment Support Services supports Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) participants by offering workshops, skills training and various resources to help you find meaningful employment.

Contact Employment Support Services

199 Larch Street, 7th Floor
PO BOX 3700 Station A
Provincial Building
Sudbury, ON P3A 5P3

Phone: 705-674-4455, extension 4181
Email: infoess@greatersudbury.ca