Ontario Works helps people who are in financial need through:
Financial assistance including income to help with the costs of basic needs like food, clothing and shelter as well as health benefits for clients and their families.
Emergency assistance for people who are in a crisis or an emergency situation (such as fire, flood, impending eviction or homeless, health-related crisis, family violence or concern about safety, death in the immediate family or theft).
Ontario Works is a social assistance program to help eligible residents of Ontario who are in financial need. To receive help from Ontario Works, you must:
For more information about Ontario Works, please see Social Assistance Policy Directives.
Please be sure to have the following information available for each family member living with you:
Click here for a complete list.
The online application for Social Assistance allows residents of Ontario to find out if they might be eligible for Ontario Works and start the application process.