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View the latest on accessibility from the City of Sault Ste. Marie.

Community Child Care

Community Child Care Services supports social and economic development by investing in and supporting an affordable, accessible and accountable child care system benefiting children, their parents and caregivers, and the broader community.

District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board

This is the main website for the Social Services Department with the City of Sault Ste. Marie. View information from Ontario Works, Child Care, Social Housing, SSM Housing, Other Programs, Emergency Medical Service and Board Administration.

Financial Assistance for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

Low-income seniors and low-income disabled persons may apply for a partial deferral of property taxes.

Hope Air

Hope Air is a registered, national charity that provides free flights to people who cannot afford the cost of an airline ticket to get to medical expertise or specialized medical technologies that usually exist only in larger urban centres.

Ontario Works

Ontario Works provides financial assistance for individuals and families in need. Along with financial assistance, Ontario Works also offers employment assistance.

Social Housing

Social Housing is rent geared to income housing. It is available to all citizens living in Ontario. View how to apply for housing or view tenant and non-tenant information.

SSM Housing Corporation

Sault Ste. Marie Housing Corporation (SSMHC) is the largest social housing provider in the District of Algoma. It is home to about 752 affordable rental housing properties and administers the Rent Supplement Program for approximately 483 private sector apartments with over 32 landlords participating in the affordable rental program.

SSM Ontario Early Years Centre

The Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Early Years Centre is a place for children up to the age of six and their parents and caregivers to take part in programs and activities together.

United Way

View information regarding the local United Way chapter including funded programs, testimonials, the latest campaign, videos, event calendar, and an option to make a donation.
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99 Foster Drive
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 5X6