Community Support Services

Best Start Hub

Dental Clinic

Northwestern Health Unit

Ontario Works (Social Assistance)

Community Counselling and Addiction Services

Ontario211

Ontario One Call


 

Pickle Lake Best Start Hub

Be watching for the next time the Best Start Hub is open!

For more information regarding the Best Start Program itself, please see: What are Best Start Hubs?

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The Pickle Lake Dental Clinic

Under an agreement between the Northwestern Health Unit, the Corporation of the Township of Pickle Lake, and an area dentist, we now have local dental service for both adults and children, on an occasional basis.

Watch for further information!

PHONE: 807-928-2047

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The Northwestern Health Unit

Community Health Nurses from the Northwestern Health Unit in Sioux Lookout visit the community of Pickle Lake’s Northwestern Health Unit Office, located in the Clinic Building, on a regular basis.

While visiting, the nurses set up appointments with new moms for booster shots, and help ensure that babies’ immunizations are kept up to date, among other services offered.

Be watching for the dates of the next visit to Pickle Lake of the Northwestern Health Unit’s Health Nurse!

For more information or to make an appointment, call:

Kim in Dryden at 223-3301, ext 3514.

When Nurse is in Pickle Lake, call:

Pickle Lake’s NWHU office for appt. 928-2234

 

Other programs are always in the works, so watch our website for updates and notices regarding any up-coming visits of the Health Nurses!

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Ontario Works

Ontario Works helps people who are in financial need. It offers two types of assistance:

Financial assistance, including:

  • income support to help with the costs of basic needs, like food, clothing and shelter
  • health benefits for clients and their families

Employment assistance to help clients find, prepare for and keep a job. This assistance may include:
workshops on resume writing and interviewing

  • job counseling
  • job-specific training
  • access to basic education, so clients can finish high school or improve their language skills

In most cases, a client must agree to participate in employment assistance activities in order to receive financial assistance.

Emergency assistance is also available to people who are in a crisis or an emergency situation (e.g. people who have lost their homes, are leaving an abusive relationship and/or are worried about their safety).

For more information or to make an appointment, call:

Lynn Zaffino 1-888-737-2730.

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Community Counselling and Addiction Services

Services supplied by:

Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre’s Community Counselling and Addiction Services Department

For more information regarding seeing a counsellor, and for all the relevant contact information, please check the brochure:

A counsellor from the Sioux Lookout Office visits Pickle Lake on an occasional basis.

To book an appointment with a counsellor, please call:

PHONE: 1-807-737-1275

TOLL FREE: 1-877-737-1275

FAX: 1-807-737-1856

EMERGENCY CRISIS RESPONSE SERVICES TOLL FREE HOT-LINE: 1-866-888-8988

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211

Did you know that you can call 211 when you don’t know where to turn?

211 helps people find the right community and social services.

It’s free, and confidential.

Talk to a live operator 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

On the Web – OntarioNorth211

PHONE: 211

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Ontario One Call (Formerly “Call Before You Dig”)

Planning outdoor work?
Call before you dig.

Underground networks of services, including power lines and telephone lines, might be buried on your property. Accidentally hitting one can cause injury, property damage and inconvenient outages. Plan before you dig.

If you are planning to put in fence posts, plant a tree, excavate for a pool, deck or a new addition then please call to have the service lines located.

For local information, especially regarding underground water and sewer lines, please contact the Corporation of the Township of Pickle Lake’s local Township Office at 807-928-2034.

Call Ontario One Call at 1-800-400-2255 to regarding telephone and hydro lines. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please call five full business days before you dig.

It’s the Law.

Having your utilities located before you dig is required by law under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (see Construction Projects 228).

For additional important information, please go to the website: Ontario One Call.

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