Ontario Works Department

Lana Forestell
Ontario Works Administrator

Aamjiwnaang First Nation Administration Office
978 Tashmoo Ave.
Sarnia, ON  N7T 7H5
Phone:  519-336-8410
Fax:  519-336-0382

Ontario Works provides temporary financial assistance to community members who are in need of help covering the costs of their basic needs and shelter; as well as employment assistance to help clients get back into the workforce.  Eligibility for assistance depends on the number of members in your benefit unit, your shelter costs, income, assets, and participation in approved employment assistance activities.  If you are eligible you will receive assistance each month for as long as the client remains in compliance with the Ontario Works program.  Ontario Works provides employment and financial assistance in accordance with legislative authority, policy directives and business practices.

Ontario Works/NCB Committee plans and participates in activities and programs for community via NCBR Program.

Such as:

  • Keeping the community food bank filled and distribution of items to members
  • Christmas Toy Drive and Dinner

Employment Supports

Employment Supports is designed to assist people in obtaining employment and provide the necessary tools to help clients develop a Participation Agreement for preparation for employment.  Some of the services provided through ES include job searching, resume writing, interview tips, life skills, volunteer opportunities, advocacy, transportation assistance, tools and equipment, clothing, pre-employment training, referrals and education.

Program Highlights

  • Food Safety Training-Certificate
  • WHIMIS Training
  • Quantum Integration
  • Dress for Success – Image North Consulting
  • PASSPORT – A custom employment readiness program