The Social Services Relief Fund (SSRF) is a new investment by the Ontario government to help protect the health and safety of the province’s most vulnerable people, through assistance to individuals and to frontline agencies. This Fund was announced on March 23, 2020 and is a shared initiative between the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.

This funding is available to support:

  • Organizations that administer social services in their response to the COVID-19 crisis;
  • Individuals for those in financial need; and
  • Individuals currently on social assistance requiring additional resources.

To see if you qualify for this assistance please complete the form below. Please note that you will be directly contacted by a representative to determine eligibility after completing the application form. If you are an organization looking for financial support you may also contact Prince Edward-Lennox and Addington Social Services (PELASS) at 613-354-0957 extension 2308. If you are an individual currently on social assistance please call PELASS at 613-354-0957 extension 2001. If you are an individual not receiving social assistance, directly contact Salvation Army by calling or texting 613-888-4426.

PELASS toll free number is 1-866-354-0957

Salvation Army toll free number is 1-877-354-7302

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This funding is available until December 31, 2021.