Ontario Works Program

Ontario provincial program that provides temporary financial and employment assistance for people who are in financial need.

Assistance includes:

  • monthly allowance based on family size, housing costs, and income
  • prescription drug coverage under the Ontario Drug Benefit Program
  • health benefits may include dentures, emergency dental services, eyeglasses, prosthetic devices, funerals, and burials
  • employment start-up benefit
Organizations that offer this Service
Ontario Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services
Sunday:
Closed

Monday:
8:30-16:30

Tuesday:
8:30-16:30

Wednesday:
8:30-16:30

Thursday:
8:30-16:30

Friday:
8:30-16:30

Saturday:
Closed

Toll-Free Number: 1-855-999-8729
Website: www.hamilton.ca
Eligibility

To qualify for Ontario Works financial assistance, applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years of age
  • be an Ontario resident
  • have assets no greater than the limits set out in the program
  • be in financial need
  • participate in employment activities
Areas Served
Hamilton
Fees
Fee
None
Languages
English
French
Application Instructions

Apply online through the website or call the local office for more information.

ON211 Regional Partner
Findhelp Information Services
Last Full Update
May 2, 2024