Spanning 141,244 km2, the District
of Cochrane is part of the James Bay Frontier travel area and boasts
a wide variety of activities for all seasons: fishing, snowmobiling,
hunting, golfing, canoeing and shopping. The major industries of
forestry, mining and call centre employ a highly educated and bilingual
workforce. The Cochrane District is a true cultural mosaic of First
Nations people, French Canadians and English Canadians celebrating
their cultural diversity in the fresh air of Northern Ontario.
The District of Cochrane Social Services Administration Board was
established in February 1999 by provincial legislation as part of
the Local Services Realignment. The CDSSAB was created through the
consolidation of the Cochrane District Welfare Board and the City
of Timmins Department of Social and Family Services to deliver Ontario
Works and Children's Services throughout the District. In 2000,
the CDSSAB gained responsibility for the contract management and
direct delivery of Emergency Medical Services in Cochrane District.
In 2001, Social Housing became CDSSAB's newest responsibility.