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Notice

December 2016 Payment Dates
December payments for ODSP will be issued on December 21, 2016.
December payments for Ontario Works will be issued on November 30, 2016.

January 2017 Payment Dates
January payments for ODSP will be issued on January 31, 2017.
January payments for Ontario Works will be issued on December 30, 2016*.

*If you're an Ontario Works client in the City of Toronto, your payment date for January may be different. Please contact your local office.

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.