Financial Assistance

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 online and over the phone.

Dropping off documents
The drop boxes located on the exterior of our office buildings are available anytime, both during and outside of office hours. Documents can also be dropped off in person.

In-person Services
All social services clients are encouraged to contact our office in advance to book an appointment for in person services wherever possible. Please call 519-837-6274 to book an appointment.

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

COVID-19 Information and Updates


The County of Wellington is responsible for the delivery of temporary financial assistance to eligible residents of Wellington County and the City of Guelph. Eligibility to receive social assistance is determined by the Ontario Works Act.

In addition to providing residents with financial assistance through the Ontario Works programme, the County of Wellington operates programmes to assist low income individuals and families in immediate financial need. A financial assessment must be completed to determine eligibility for these services.

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