Elliot Lake's Essential Services: To Be Maintained by All Governments July 2012

Elliot Lake’s Essential Services: To Be Maintained by All Governments July 2012

This is an update to my previous blogs:

There were very sad and grievous outcomes for the people of Elliot Lake due to  the Algo Centre Mall collapse:

  • victims of the Algo Centre Mall collapse
  • loss of jobs
  • disruption of services resulting from the loss of a major community hub
    • a number of services provided by all three levels of government have been affected

In response to the latter outcome, Ontario is working with its federal and municipal partners to ensure residents of Elliot Lake and the surrounding area can still access the services that are important to them as follows:

  • The Algoma District Services Administration Board (ADSAB)
    • ADSAB is also temporarily relocating to Elliot Lake Secondary School at 303 Mississauga Avenue on June 29, 2012,  to provide:
      • Ontario Works
      • Children’s Services
      • Housing Services
    • There will be no disruption in the issuance of Ontario Works Benefits
    • There is a “drop box” located in the Service Ontario building located at 50 Hillside Drive N. that can be accessed to bring documents related to any of the programs
      • Any regular mail sent to them will be picked up at the local post office
    • Further updates will be available at www.adsab.on.ca and will be communicated in the local media
    • The office can be reached at 705-848-7153
      • Please continue to call the local phone number: 705-848-7153 (dial 0) to access services for:
        • Ontario Works
        • Children’s Services
        • Housing Services
        • General information
  • The Elliot Lake Courthouse was adjourned last week as security officers assisted at the scene, and will re-open Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Our condolences and deepest sympathy to the families, relatives and friends of the victims of the Algo Centre Mall collapse.

Ontario, Canada: Newsroom

PRESS RELEASE

Governments Work Together To Maintain Essential Services In Elliot Lake

July 1, 2012

As the people of Elliot Lake grieve the victims of the Algo Centre Mall collapse, many are also dealing with the disruption of services resulting from the loss of a major community hub.

A number of services provided by all three levels of government have been affected, and Ontario is working with its federal and municipal partners to ensure residents of Elliot Lake and the surrounding area can still access the services that are important to them.

Service Canada has moved its operations temporarily to the Ontario Employment Centre at 50 Hillside Drive North. The office can be reached at 1-800-622-6232.

The Algoma Public Health office will relocate to Elliot Lake Secondary School at 303 Mississauga Avenue beginning Tuesday, July 3. Evening sexual health services and immunization clinics will be held at the Elliot Lake Family Health Team at 31 Nova Scotia Walk. The office can be reached at 705-848-2314.

The Algoma District Services Administration Board, which provides Ontario Works, Children’s Services and Housing Services is also temporarily relocating to Elliot Lake Secondary School. Further updates will be available at www.adsab.on.ca. The office can be reached at 705-848-7153.

The Elliot Lake Courthouse was adjourned last week as security officers assisted at the scene, and will re-open Tuesday, July 3.

QUOTES

“I want to thank everyone in Elliot Lake for coming together during this difficult time. We’ll do everything we can to minimize interruption to services, and help other levels of government do the same as we move forward from this tragedy.”

 – John Milloy
Minister of Community and Social Services

QUICK FACTS

  • Premier McGuinty will launch an independent public inquiry into the Algo Centre Mall collapse, with details to be announced later.
  • The OPP, Ministry of Labour and the Office of the Chief Coroner are continuing their investigations.

Ministry of Community and Social Services
ontario.ca/community

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