Additional Support Programs and Resources
We offer a variety of support programs and resources to individuals receiving assistance. Learn more about our programs below.
Our office can help steer you in the right direction if you want to upgrade to complete a grade 12 diploma/equivalency or GED.
- Grade 12 and High School – Diploma, Equivalency or Certificate – Which is Right for You (PDF, 670 KB)
Parents aged 16 to 25 who have not completed high school are eligible for the Learning, Earning and Parenting (LEAP) Program.
- This program provides client-centered supports for young parents to help get a Grade 12 diploma or equivalency.
- Financial support is available for school-related expenses along with some other incentives.
Assistance with bus fare, monthly bus pass or fuel costs for a vehicle may be provided to eligible persons in an approved activity, such as basic education, community placement, employment placement and LEAP - and this is supported by the caseworker. Transportation costs may be provided if you are in school, training, looking for work or volunteering. Assistance may also be provided for medical appointments.
Other Financial Assistance
Extra money is available to cover costs on top of your basic food and shelter costs. Some examples include:
- child care
- special diet allowance
- medical transportation
If you are starting full-time or part-time employment, upgrading towards a grade 12 diploma or equivalency, or in a training program, you may be eligible for costs to help with your education, training, or employment. The amount of assistance will vary and is subject to a maximum amount, and you will be required to meet eligibility criteria to qualify.
For more information, please contact your caseworker.
Other Helpful Services and Links
Accessibility and Independence
- The Corner Clinic - Provides health services to persons who may not have a health care provider. The Clinic is located at The Samaritan Centre at 344 Elgin St. You can contact them at 705-673-3721.
- Canadian Mental Health Association
- Canadian Mental Health Association Community Resource List
Employment and Education
- Employment Ontario / Second Career
- Invest Sudbury
- Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
- Regional Business Centre
- Sudbury Vocational Resource Centre
- YMCA Employment & Career Services
- Legal Aid
- Sudbury Community Legal Clinic
- Landlord and Tenant Board
Sudbury-Northern Office, 199 Larch St., Suite 301, Sudbury, 1-866-410-1399
Housing, Shelter, Homelessness Prevention and Food
- Homelessness Network – Reseau des SANS-ABRI
- Food Banks
- Family Responsibility Office (FRO)
- Homelessness Programs and Services
Ontario Works Forms
The City of Greater Sudbury is a partner in the Community Mobilization Sudbury (CMS) initiative and a participant in its Rapid Mobilization Table. More information about the CMS partnership can be found on the Canadian Mental Health Association Sudbury/Manitoulin website.