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#1 jenny

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 09:45 AM

I received this in the mail and thought I would post and pin it.

CREDIT SUPPORT

Service Canada
www.servicecanada.gc.ca 1-800-206-7218
Offers support for thoses trying to find jobs, income assistance, housing and debt management assistance.

211 Windsor Essex
www.211windsoressex.ca Dial 211
A directory of over 3,000 community, social, health, and government services.

Windsor Social Services Department
400 City Hall Sq. E 519-255-2100




HOUSING

Housing Support Programs for Home Owners
www.cmhc.ca 1-800-668-2642
Offers advice and support during the home buying process, for homeowners, and those needing assistance.

Windsor Social Housing
Telephone 311 www.citywindsor,ca/000248.asp
Housing developed with the assistance of government for people with low to moderate incomes, seniors, or people with special needs.
Housing Loans-Loan Income Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP) - 311

Windsor Essex Community Housing Corporation
www.wehc.com 519-254-1681
This is the largest social housing provider in Windsor and Essex Counties and the fourth largest in Ontario.

Central Housing Registry
www.chrwec.com 519-254-6994

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 09:50 AM

HEALTH CARE

Tele-health Ontario
1-866-797-0000

Free access to a Registered Nurse

Kids Help Phone
www.kidshelpphone.ca 1-800-668-6868
Offers support to youth in need of any form of counselling and gives helpful tips on health and other issues.

McLaughlin Addiction and Mental Health Information Centre
www.camg.net 416-595-6111
Support for mental health or addiction concerns.

Windsor Distress Centre
www.dcwindsor.com 519-256-5000
Free, anonymous, and confidential support by caring volunteers who provide emotional support, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and community referrals.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 09:54 AM

FOOD BANKS

Downtown Mission of Windsor
664 Victoria Avenue 519-973-5573

Unemployed Help Centre of Windsor
6955 Cantelon Dr. 519-253-5221

Iona College
208 Sunset Ave. 519-253-3000
Available to University of Windsor Students only.

Windsor Community Information
www.windsor.ontariotenants.ca
This website gives a list of food banks in Windsor and also gives the information on health care centres, public transportation, education, and emergency units.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 09:59 AM

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Legal Aid Office
185 City Hall Square 5 519-255-7822
Legal Assistance of Windsor - Community Legal Clinic
85 Pitt Street East 519-256-7831

Windsor Workers' Action Centre
www.wwac.ca
The Centre seeks to promote worker solidarity, legal reforms, and give advice to workers about their rights

Legal Assistance of University of Windsor
www.uwindsor.ca/LegalAssistanceofWindsor
Legal assistance offered by law students at discounted rates.

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
2485 Ouellette Avenue 1-800-265-7380
Promotes workplace health and safety, and provides a worker's compensation system for those injured at work.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 10:09 AM

ASSISTANCE FOR SENIORS

Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security
www.servicecanada.gc.ca/Seniors 1-800-277-9914
Information regarding applying and receiving pensions.

Guaranteed Income Supplement
1-800-277-9914
Provides money for low income seniors.
Province of Onario Seniors Info Line Toll-free: 1-888-910-1999

Ontario Drug Benefit Program
www.health.gov.on.ca
Provides drug coverage for seniors over 65 with a valid Ontario Health Insurance Card.

Community Care Access Centre
www.ccac-ont.ca
Connects seniors with support services at home and in the community and provides information about long term care.

Senior Safety Line
1-866-299-1011
Hotline set up by the Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse to report incidences of abuse or neglect.

Elder Abuse Resource & Prevention Committee Windsor/Essex County
235 Eugenie St. W. Suite 105A
Tel: 519-966-5010
Fax: 519-256-5258

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 10:15 AM

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
United Way for Windsor
www.weareunited.com
Many volunteer positions can be found at this site ranging from helping a young child to giving care to the elderly.

Children's Aid Society
519-255-1171
Many volunteer opportunities are available including tutor services, 1:1 services, and transportation volunteers.

Windsor Volunteer Services
relocatecanada.com/Windsor/vol.html
Site offers a variety of volunteer programs available in the Windsor area.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 10:23 AM

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

Job Bank
www.jobbank.gc.ca 1-866-789-1297
Canada's job listing site that also offers a career matching feature to help identify which career best matches your interests.

Charity Village
www.charityvillage.com
Discover job listings, volunteer listings, and educational opportunities at Canada's supersite for the nonprofit sector.

All Windsor Jobs
www.allwindsorjobs.com
Job listing website specifically for Windsor, Ontario.

Ontario Jobs
http://ontario.jobs-....ca/on26-jo.php
Search for jobs in Windsor and the surrounding areas.


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Posted 30 July 2009 - 10:32 AM

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES FOR YOUTH

Service Canada
www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/audiences/youth/employment.shtml
Helps Canadian youth find employment opportunities, as well as educational resources.

Ontario Public Service
www.gojobs.gov.on.ca
Positions are offered to youth for public service jobs over the summer. These positions are full time and run between mid May and Labour Day.

Ontario Summer Jobs
www.edu.gov.on.ca/engldocument/brochure/summejbe.html
This service helps youth find summer jobs across Ontario.

Mazemaster
www.mazemaster.on.ca/jobsearch/jobsearch/htm
Offers advice on searching for a job, preparing a resume, and the interview process.

Ontario Internship Program
www.internship.gov.on.ca
Special internship program for youth of Ontario that is paid and lasts for two years. The internship offers experience in entry level positions in the Ontario Public Service sector.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 10:36 AM

FINANCIAL INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

Canadian Federation of Students
www.cfsontario.ca
This is a sie to help students save money on basic college costs, as well as provide information on campus housing and other student needs.

Studentawards.com
Site has a large list of scholarhsips and grants that are available to students from across the country.

National Student Loans Service Centre
www.canlearn.ca
Website offering scholarship opportunities, college search function, and economic advice for students.

Ontario Students Assistance Program
www.osap.gov.on.ca
Offers tools including grant search, financial aid estimator, and a repayment calculator.