Please Pick Up June 1, 2011 Ontario Works Cheques at Employment & Social Services Offices May 30 (A to K)-31(L to Z)

Please Pick Up June 1, 2011 Ontario Works Cheques at Employment & Social Services Offices May 30 (A to K)-31(L to Z)

There may or may not be a postal disruption in Ontario, Canada.

However, to eliminate the possibility of a postal strike delaying clients’ Ontario Works cheques, the City of Toronto’s Employment and Social Services division will not be mailing its June 1, 2011 Ontario Works cheques.

For Toronto residents who are expecting their June 1, 2011 Ontario Works cheques in the mail, the new arrrangements and details are as follows:

  • You will be able to pick up your June 1, 2011 Ontario Works cheque at your regular Employment and Social Services office in the following manner: your last name begins with the letter:
  • A to K cheque pickup date: Monday, May 30 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    L to Z cheque pickup date: Tuesday, May 31 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • These changes are in effect whether or not an agreement is reached over the coming days by Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW).
  • Appropriate identification is required in order to pick up a June 1, 2011 Ontario Works cheque, such as a birth certificate, driver’s licence, passport or immigration documents.
  • June 1, 2011 Ontario Works cheque will only be given to the person whose name is on the cheque.
  • If you are unable to pick up your June 1, 2011 Ontario Works cheque on the above dates, you can call your caseworker.
  • If you normally receive your Ontario Works payment by direct bank deposit, you will not be affected.
  • The May 2011 Drug Benefit Card has been extended to cover clients during this period.
  • For more information, you can call your caseworker.

Or for a complete list of office locations, please click here.

Also, please note that if a postal disruption is to occur, further information about other City divisions that may be affected will be made available on the City’s website at http://www.toronto.ca.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

News Release

May 27, 2011

City of Toronto Ontario Works June 2011 cheques to be picked up

In order to avoid having clients’ cheques delayed by a potential postal disruption, the City of Toronto’s Employment and Social Services division will not be mailing its June 2011 Ontario Works cheques. These arrangements are in effect whether or not an agreement is reached over the coming days by Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW).

Toronto residents who are expecting their June 1, 2011 Ontario Works cheque in the mail will be able to pick up their cheque at their regular Employment and Social Services location as follows:

Clients whose last name begins with the letters:
A  to  K    cheque pickup date: Monday, May 30 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
L  to  Z    cheque pickup date: Tuesday, May 31 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Appropriate identification is required in order to pick up a cheque.  Examples of appropriate identification are a birth certificate, driver’s licence, passport or immigration documents.

Clients who are unable to pick up their cheque on the above dates can call their caseworker.

Clients who normally receive their payments by direct bank deposit will not be affected. The May 2011 Drug Benefit Card has been extended to cover clients during this period.

For more information, clients can call their caseworkers, or for a complete list of office locations, visit http://www.toronto.ca/socialservices.

If a postal disruption is to occur, further information about other City divisions that may be affected will be made available on the City’s website at http://www.toronto.ca.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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