St. Thomas Elgin Social Services

Cheques can be picked up between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm on the last business day of the month. Rent payments can also be made at this time. 

For the residents of the City of St. Thomas and the County of Elgin, the Social Services Department administers:

  Financial and employment assistance

  Subsidized child care, EarlyON program

  Subsidized and affordable housing, homelessness prevention programs

For more information on the services we provide, please click on the above links.

To apply for any of our services, you may call 519-631-9350 and select Option 3 to speak with an intake worker, or call toll-free at 1-800-265-4362.

Our office hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Our main office is located at:
230 Talbot Street
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 1B2
Phone: 519-631-9350
Toll Free: 1-800-265-4362
Fax: 519-631-1824
        Email: [email protected]

Two satellite offices operate at:
Aylmer Community Services West Elgin Support Services
20 Talbot Street East 160 Main Street
Aylmer, Ontario West Lorne, Ontario
Monday to Friday Tuesdays and Thursdays
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For administrative contacts please visit our Social Services contact page.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the land on which we meet is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinabek, Attiwonderonk (Neutral) and Mississauga peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

We also recognize that this land is now home to the Munsee-Delaware Nation, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation and Oneida Nation of the Thames.

This land was settled through Treaty 2, the McKee Purchase Treaty of 1790, and we, as beneficiaries of the treaty recognize our collective responsibilities to the land and water.