The City of Stratford provides assistance for people who need help with income, housing, child care and more.
We are the local Service Manager for provincial programs such as Ontario Works, Public/Social Housing and Childcare Services. We serve people that live in Stratford, St. Marys and Perth County. Social Service Divisions include:
Ontario Works provides income and employment assistance, also known as social assistance, for people who are in financial need.
Our Housing Division offers geared-to-income and subsidized rental housing (apartments, townhouses, houses) for singles and families. The units are owned and managed by the City, non-profits, co-operatives and private landlords.
Our Child Care Division offers child care subsidy for eligible families, as well Childcare Resource consultant services for children with special needs who attend child care programs anywhere in Perth County.
The City of Stratford operates Anne Hathaway Daycare Centre (located at 103 Bruce St, in Stratford) for children from 18 months to 5 years. The Daycare offers an inclusive setting based on the Emergent Curriculum. Fee subsidy, flexible and emergency care is available.
For after-hours emergency homelessness support services
in Stratford, St. Marys or Perth County please call