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For Immediate Release:
February 14, 2008

Ontario Works in Peel Office Closure: February 18, 2008

BRAMPTON, ON. (Feb. 14, 2008) – Ontario Works in Peel offices and the Employment Resource Centres located at 21 Coventry Rd. in Brampton, 6715 Millcreek Dr. in Mississauga, and Peel Youth Village at 99 Acorn Place in Mississauga, will be closed for Family Day on Monday, Feb. 18. Offices will re-open for business at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

While the offices are closed, clients in need of immediate assistance or who have an emergency are asked to contact the Ontario Works After Hours Hotline at 905-791-7800. Clients with a non-emergency situation are asked to contact Ontario Works in Peel when the offices re-open on Feb. 19.

Ontario Works in Peel clients can check the status of their payments by using the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System at 1-800-808-2268. This system can be accessed from a touch-tone phone, both during and after regular business hours. Instructions on how to access and operate the IVR System have been sent to clients as a cheque attachment.

The Human Services department, established in June 2007, provides services that support full participation by all residents in the economic, social and cultural life of the Region, in particular by providing a continuum of supports for vulnerable or at-risk members of the community. The department’s divisions include Ontario Works, Children’s Services, Early Years Integration, Social Housing (Peel Living), and Social Housing Policy and Programs.

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon.

For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit www.peelregion.ca.




Jennifer Marvin
Public Affairs Associate
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4668

Sherona Chirkut Hollman
Acting Supervisor, Community Programs Unit
Region of Peel
905-793-9200, ext. 8439

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail



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