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Ontario has two social assistance programs to help eligible residents of Ontario who are in financial need.

Ontario Works

Ontario Works helps people who are in temporary financial need.

This program offers both financial and employment assistance.

Learn more about Ontario Works.

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

ODSP helps people who have disabilities. It has two parts:

  1. Income Support (financial help)
  2. Employment Supports (help finding a job)

Learn more about ODSP.

Program news and updates


Basic Income Pilot consultation

We're launching a pilot project to study different ways of delivering income support and reducing poverty in Ontario.

We'd like you to join the conversation.

For more information, visit ontario.ca/basicincome.