The Ontario Works program provides temporary financial assistance to people who are returning to the workforce.
The Ontario Works (external link) (OW) program provides temporary financial assistance to people who are in need. The program also provides employment supports to help individuals find employment.
You may be eligible for Ontario Works if you:
Your income, assets, living arrangements, family size and circumstances are also used to determine your eligibility.
To apply for Ontario Works:
You will be contacted to schedule an in-person meeting. This meeting will be used to help determine your eligibility for the program.
Starting in May 2018, income reporting is getting easier. You will need to fill out only 3 things in your Statement of Income form:
Starting in August 2018:
Learn more about these changes at ontario.ca/socialassistance (external link).
MyBenefits is a service that allows Ontario Works clients to get information about their case and report income or address changes online.
In addition to your monthly cheque and your drug card, you may also be eligible to receive other benefits (e.g. dental, vision, medical treatments, supplies, equipment and related costs, etc.). Visit the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services site for a summary of benefits (external link).
You may also qualify for the following benefits. Use the links below for more information and talk to your case manager to find out if you qualify.
If you are in receipt of Ontario Works assistance, Halton Region may be able to help you with the cost of food.
Halton Region Housing Services supports low and moderate income households with housing and/or financial assistance. See what supports might be available to you.
Employment Halton may be able to support you with access and funds to navigate your job search. Supports could include:
Check out current jobs at Employment workshops and events are listed on our monthly calendar.
A number of community resources are also available in Halton to support you and your family.