Message from the CAO

The Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board (DSB) is a municipal Service System Management organization created by the provincial government to oversee the local planning, coordination and delivery of a range of services and programs divested to the municipal order of government.

The specific programs our DSB is responsible for are: Ontario Works, Social Housing, Paramedic Services, and Early Learning and Children's Services.

District Social Services Administration Boards (DSSABs) are unique to Northern Ontario. The Manitoulin-Sudbury DSB is one of Ontario's ten DSSABs. They, along with thirty-seven County, Upper Tier or Regional governments make up what is often referred to as Ontario's forty-seven Consolidated Municipal Service Managers (CMSMs).

The Manitoulin-Sudbury DSB is responsible for the delivery of its services to the residents of the districts of Manitoulin and Sudbury.

We have constructed this website as part of our commitment to provide the residents of our 45,000 square kilometers service jurisdiction access to information on our organization in a timely, cost effective manner. We appreciate your interest.


Donna Stewart

Chief Administrative Officer
Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board
Direct Line: 705-222-0499
705-862-7850 ext. 100

The DSB has a fourteen member Board of Directors that consists of municipally elected officials from the Districts of Manitoulin and Sudbury 18 member municipalities* and Territories Without Municipal Organization (TWOMO).

The Manitoulin-Sudbury DSB does not include the City of Greater Sudbury which is the only CMSM not situated in Southern Ontario.