Social Assistance

COVID-19: Updates on Ontario Social Benefits and Emergency Assistance Prepared by: Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (Adapted from “Connecting Ottawa” March 25 brochure) Current as of: April 20, 2020 Download PDF here 1.        Ontario Works (OW) In response to COVID-19, the Ontario government has made the following changes: Payments will no longer be suspended […]

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The Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) provides financial assistance to people with severe health problem or disabilities who are in financial need, in order to help them pay for living expenses, such as food and housing. The following Brochure will give you more information on ODSP eligibility and the application process. This brochure contains only […]

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Ontario Works provides two kinds of help: financial assistance and employment assistance to people who live in Ontario and are in temporary financial need. To qualify for Ontario Works (OW), your family income and asset worth cannot be above a certain amount. These amounts depend on the size of your family. Various sources of income […]

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