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and Ontario Works payments are on schedule:

  • December ODSP payments will be issued on December 22, 2014.
  • January Ontario Works payments will be issued by December 31, 2014.

If recipients do not receive their payments, or have concerns over the accuracy of the payment, they should contact their caseworker immediately. Caseworkers will be able to explain entitlements and in the event that there has been an error, be able to correct the situation quickly.

Please note: All ODSP Offices will be closed on for the statutory holidays on December 25, 26 and January 1. Otherwise offices will be open from 8:30AM to 5:00PM. You can contact the office meant to serve you, using information provided via the Social Assistance Office Finder.

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

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.

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.