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Parry Sound District Social Services Response to COVID-19

In light of Covid-19, the District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board (PSDSSAB) is taking the following precautions:

  • Emergency services are continuing
  • All Social Assistance regular and emergency payments will continue
  • Social Assistance clients will NOT be required to submit monthly income statements
  • No Social Assistance client will be denied benefits simply because they could not sign
  • Emergency services for Homelessness Program clients will continue
  • New admissions into Esprit Place Family Resource Centre will not be accepted however
    we will support clients in finding alternative accommodations and the Crisis Line will
    continue to operate
  • All licensed child care and EarlyON programs are closed
  • Only emergency repairs will be undertaken at our Community Housing buildings
  • Housing clients are not required to submit annual review documentation at this time
  • Face-to-face meetings will be limited and all in-person workshops have been postponed

Anyone requiring assistance is asked to call one of the following phone numbers:

Parry Sound – 705-746-7777 or 1-800-461-4464
South River – 705-386-2358 or 1-800-661-3230
Esprit Place Family Resource Centre – 705-746-4800 or 1-800-461-1707

As the situation evolves, further updates will be posted regularly on the PSDSSAB website at

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