About Us

As of March 1, 2022 County of Wellington Social Services offices are open to the public with continued COVID-19 precautions in place. Services continue to be offered over the phone, by mail and through electronic communication.

Dropping off a document

The drop boxes located on the exterior of our office building is available anytime, both during and outside of office hours. Documents can also be dropped off in person during office hours which are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.

In-person Services

Please contact our office in advance to book an appointment for in person services wherever possible. Please arrange in-person appointments directly with the staff you wish to meet with.

Although our office is open to the public, staff continue to be available to assist via phone and online.

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). The County of Wellington defines Personal Information (PI) as defined in MFIPPA. Please refer to the Social Services Privacy Notice for more information.

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