Other Helpful Agencies

The following agencies may also be of assistance

Project SHARE
905-357-5121
Emergency assistance and supports for families and individuals.

Port Cares
905-834-3629
Dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents of Port Colborne.

The Hope Centre
905-788-0744
Several forms of assistance.

Multicultural Centres
Help newly arrived immigrants and refugees.
St. Catharines: 905-685-6589
Niagara Falls: 905-358-3452
Fort Erie: 905-871-3641
Welland: 905-732-5337

Hannah House Maternity Home
905-353-8552
Maternity home sheltering and supporting mothers 21 years of age and under

Bethlehem Housing and Support Services
905-684-1660
Provides supportive, transitional and permanent housing for women, men and families, community outreach support for women who have experienced domestic violence, a community lifeskills program and Skills of Success for Women.

Food Banks

Community Care
St. Catharines: 905-685-1349
Thorold: 905-227-9240
West Niagara: 905-563-5822

Community Outreach Program Erie (COPE)
905-871-2526

Grimsby Benevolent Fund
905-309-5664

The Hope Centre
905-788-0744

Open Arms Mission Welland
905-788-3800

Port Cares
905-834-3629 or 905-835-1914

Project SHARE
905-357-5121

Financial Assistance

Ontario Works - To request an application or if you have a general inquiry, call 905-641-9230
or 1-866-627-1110.

Social Assistance Offices (Ontario Works)
St. Catharines: 905-641-9960
Niagara Falls: 905-354-3561
Welland: 905-734-7975
Fort Erie: 905-354-3561
Port Colborne: 905-834-3629

Ontario Disability Support Program
905-688-3022

Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security
1-800-277-9914

Senior Services

Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)
905-684-9441

Senior Community Programs
For general information on Senior Services, call Community Services at 905-984-2621.

Children Services

Child Care Systems Management
For information on community-based children's agencies across Niagara call 905-984-6900

Supports to Children with Special Needs
905-984-3810

Licensed Regional Child Care Services
St. Catharines: 905-684-9927
Niagara Falls: 905-356-7677
Welland: 905-735-2665
Fort Erie: 905-871-7706
Port Colborne: 905-835-0369

Providing Recreation/Cultural Opportunities (PRO-Kids)
905-984-3750 or 1-800-263-7215 ext. 3897
Financial assistance for eligible households to support children from birth to 18 in the recreation and/or cultural activity of their choice.

Niagara Region Public Health Department
Committed to proactive delivery of care through health protection, disease prevention, health promotion, and injury prevention programs.

Main Office: 905-688-3762 Healthy Eating: 1-800-263-7248 ext.7443
Niagara Falls: 905-356-1538 Parent Talk Info: 1-800-263-7248 ext.7512
Fort Erie: 905-871-6513 Tobacco Hotline: 1-800-263-7248 ext.7393
Health Bus Info 1-800-263-7248 ext. 7512 Travel Health Nurse: 1-800-263-7248 ext.7383
Prenatal Classes 905-688-8248 ext. 7237 Immunization Report: 1-800-263-7248 ext.7459

Dental Services for Children and Youth 17 years – Healthy Smiles Ontario
Healthy Smiles Ontario is a government-funded dental program that provides free preventive, routine, and emergency dental services for children and youth 17 years of age and under. For more information or to see if your child qualifies please call the Dental Health Line at 905-688-8248 or 1-888-505-6074 ext. 7399.

Bethlehem Housing and Support Services
905-641-1660
The Early Learning Centres welcome parents and caregivers with children from birth to age six to participate in a variety of interactive, educational and fun-filled activities.

Development Resources

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Ontario Building Code

Ontario Building Code - Accessibility

Niagara Region Development Charges

Niagara Region's Facility Accessibility Design Standards

Niagara Region "A Home for All"

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Seed Funding

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Affordable Housing

Additional Resources

Landlord and Tenant Board
1-888-332-3234


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