People Support

Bruce County offers a wide range of children's programs including assisted daycare and learning programs, plus community programs for adults, seniors and families. When financial assistance is required, this is where to start exploring the options. Our hope is that you discover a compassionate and sharing community like no other.

People support

People Support

Information on pursuing child and/or spousal support.
Information about Learning Earning and Parenting (LEAP), Innovation Fund Program/Community Participation, Employment Benefits, and Community Resource Centres.
Discretionary Benefits are provided to recipients of Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Plan who require financial assistance to purchase health related items
Information about Social Assistance
Bruce County Housing Corporation owns and manages over 600 social housing units across Bruce County
Find eligibility requirements, contact information and other details about the Bruce County Rent Supplement Program.
The Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) aims to prevent, address and reduce homelessness by improving access to adequate, suitable and affordable housing that is linked to flexible support services based on peoples’ needs.
Bruce County’s Early Learning Coordinator engages and supports childcare and the early learning community. This mentorship capacity role assists early learning educator align and enhance their programs with local and provincial quality framework. The Early Learning Coordinator works independently and in collaboration with the children’s Services Team in effort to build capacity in the early learning community.
Special needs services are provided through the directly operated Preschool Resource Program. The Preschool Resource Program is available to children aged two years to full time school entry who reside in County of Bruce
Child Care Fee Subsidy provides financial assistance to eligible families for children in their care attending a Licensed Child Care Program or an Approved Bruce County Home Child Care Provider.
Contact us
Christine MacDonald
Director of Social Services & Housing
Social Services and Housing
Location:  Walkerton Administration Center Tel:  (519) 881-0431


This is where to start exploring the options. Our hope is that you discover a compassionate and sharing community like no other.

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