New Report on the Homelessness Prevention Plan

Childcare Fee Subsidy Online Pre-Assessment Application

List of Support Information & Programs

eg. Timmins Community Food Program Calendar, Drop-In Centres

Cochrane District System of Care

Anti-Hunger Coalition Timmins

We are limiting visits to our offices.

Please call:

Timmins: 705-268-7722

Cochrane: 705-272-4214

Hearst: 705-362-5663

Iroquois Falls: 705-232-4095

Kapuskasing: 705-335-3435

Matheson: 705-273-2334

Moosonee: 705-336-2984


If you do not have a phone, please see reception.

Since we first learned of COVID-19 as an emerging public health issue, the Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board (CDSSAB) has been diligently monitoring the developing situation to protect the health and well-being of all employees, service providers, and clients.  Given the latest announcement from Premier Doug Ford on the state of emergency, we are providing you with further action.


We recognize the significant impact this decision has made on clients, service providers, children, families, as well as the broader community. We are committed to continuing to work with you to support our clients and their families and keep everyone safe


Decisions regarding services reflect current knowledge and available information and will be reviewed and updated on a regular basis to ensure our services remain aligned with national, provincial and local developments and reflect current knowledge on COVID-19. Discretion may be required in the implementation of our service plan depending on changing circumstances.


The CDSSAB’s goal of this pandemic response is to prevent infection transmission and minimize serious illness while continuing to serve those who need our services: Ontario Works, Housing Services, Childcare Services, and Emergency Medical Services.


We understand there is much anxiety and questions related to the recent provincial directive issued in response to containing COVID-19 as it relates to closures.  We would like to reiterate that the CDSSAB will accommodate and support our clients, tenants, and patients to the fullest extent.  The CDSSAB confirms that during this period we will:


  1. Limit all non-essential public access to our administration offices.
  2. Continue to provide service to those in need by completing applications and updating information via the telephone.
  3. Continue to provide service to our clients who do not have access to a phone by providing a safe environment for them to meet with our staff.
  4. Housing move-outs and move-ins will continue with safe measures to ensure leases can be executed and new tenants can move in to units.
  5. Ensure maintenance personnel continue the enhanced cleaning protocol and serve as a point of contact in housing properties.  Common rooms in buildings have been closed and personnel will be available to make ‘wellness check’ phone calls to all seniors on a rotating basis.
  6. Monitor and update the signage regarding visitor limitations, which has been posted.


Thank you for your patience and understanding. Together we can ensure the health and well-being of the people we serve.


If you have any questions or concerns, please forward them to


To apply for any of our services please call 705-268-7722.

Welcome to the Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board


Information and access to services for our clients, tenants, citizens and stakeholders.


Our Vision

To further develop a District service environment that is responsive to community needs and which values the individuality of its residents.

Our Values

We will achieve this by

  • demonstrating respect for clients, staff and community partners. We will treat each person, as we would like to be treated;
  • communicating effectively with clients, staff and community partners;
  • encouraging professional development and individual and team growth;
  • bringing together the interests of all to achieve our common purpose..