About Us

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, County of Wellington Social Services offices are closed to the public until further notice. Social Services continues to provide service over the phone, by mail and through electronic communication. Please see below for service options.

Dropping off documents
Please use the drop boxes location on the exterior of our office buildings.

Need to contact our staff
Please contact staff directly by phone/email or speak to our reception staff by phone for assistance at 519.837.6274

Need to apply for assistance
You can apply online or contact us by phone for assistance at 519.837.6274

Pre-arranged in-person services
Call ahead to arrange a time to visit us to complete the following in-person transactions:
1. Paying your rent by debit transaction
2. Signing your new lease with Housing
3. Picking up an assistance cheque

We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we work to slow the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Information and Updates

After the realignment of social service delivery by the Province of Ontario in 1997 Wellington County was designated the Consolidated Municipal Services Manager (CMSM) for Wellington County and the City of Guelph. The County has been delivering Income Support and Child Care Programmes on an uninterrupted basis within the City of Guelph and the County of Wellington since 1969.

The County of Wellington as the CMSM has three divisions, namely Ontario Works, Child Care Services and Social Housing Services. These three divisions comprise the Wellington County Social Services Department and are responsible for delivering the mandated programmes throughout Wellington and Guelph on behalf of the Province of Ontario.

Visit Us 

Child Care and Early Years 


Ontario Works

Contact Us

T 519.837.2600

  • Eddie Alton, Social Services Administrator, x 3540 Email 

Children's Early Years Division
T 519.837.3620 x 3800

  • Luisa Artuso, Director of Children's Early Years Division, x 3970 Email 

Ontario Works
T 519.837.2670 x 2603

  • Stuart Beumer, Director of Ontario Works, x 3065 Email

Employment Resource Centre
T 519.823.7887

  • Ken Harvey, Manager of Employment Services, x 3062 Email

Housing Services
T 519.824.7822

  • Mark Poste, Director of Housing, x 4340 Email

Settlement Services
T 519.837.2670 x 4811

Social Services Privacy Notice

The privacy of your personal information is important to us. The County of Wellington Social Services
Department is accountable for keeping your personal information secure. All personal information created, held or collected by the County of Wellington is protected under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). Please refer to the Social Services Privacy Notice for more information.

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