Additional Support Programs and Resources

We offer a variety of support programs and resources to individuals receiving assistance. Learn more about our programs below.

Education Upgrading

Our office can help steer you in the right direction if you want to upgrade to complete a grade 12 diploma/equivalency or GED.

LEAP Program

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

Health care

Employment and Education

Legal Assistance

Housing, Shelter, Homelessness Prevention and Food

Ontario Works Forms

Community Partnerships

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.