Canada Post Office. Photo taken April 22, 2014. (BlackburnNews.com file photo)

Backup Plan In Place For Ontario Works Clients

Chatham-Kent is trying to prepare for a looming postal workers strike by offering several ways for Ontario Works clients to pick up their cheques.

Chatham-Kent’s Director of Employment and Social Services Valerie Colasanti says cheques will be available for pick up June 29 and 30, between 8:30am and 4:30pm at the Chatham office at 435 Grand Ave.

“For those who do still receive cheques they’ll be able to pick them up, depending on where they live,” says Colasanti.

She says people who receive direct deposit will have no issues, but those living in surrounding areas may have a longer wait.

You can find the times and locations for pickup below.

If you live in Coatsworth, Merlin, Tilbury, and Wheatley:

June 29 and June 30: 9am – 4pm

Tilbury Municipal Centre, 17 Superior St., Tilbury

July 4: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Employment & Social Services (1st Floor), 435 Grand Ave. W, Chatham

If you live in Chatham, Dover Centre, Grand Pointe, Kent Bridge, North & South Buxton, Paincourt, and Thamesville:

June 29 and June 30: 8:30am – 4pm

Employment & Social Services (3rd Floor), 435 Grand Ave. W, Chatham

July 4: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Employment & Social Services (1st Floor), 435 Grand Ave. W, Chatham

If you live in Blenheim, Cedar Springs, Charing Cross, Dealtown, Erie Beach, Erieau and Shrewsbury:

June 29 and June 30: 9am – 4pm

Blenheim Municipal Centre, 35 Talbot St. W, Blenheim

July 4: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Employment & Social Services (1st Floor), 435 Grand Ave. W, Chatham

If you live in Bothwell, Duart, Highgate, Morpeth, Muirkirk, and Ridgetown:

June 29 and June 30: 9am – 4pm

Ridgetown Municipal Centre, 45 Main St. E, Ridgetown

July 4: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Employment & Social Services (1st Floor), 435 Grand Ave. W, Chatham

If you live in Dresden, Tupperville and Wallaceburg:

June 29 and June 30: 9am – 4m

Wallaceburg Municipal Centre, 786 Dufferin Ave., Wallaceburg

July 4: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Employment & Social Services (1st Floor), 435 Grand Ave W, Chatham

Clients must bring their ID to pick up their cheque — either one form of photo ID or two forms of non-photo ID.