Images of people filling out forms

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

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) helps people with disabilities. It has two parts:

  • financial help — this is called Income Support
  • help finding a job — this is called Employment Supports.

Ontario Works helps people who are in temporary financial need.

Changes to social assistance

Starting September 2013, Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program are changing.


Learn more about Ontario's plan to reform social assistance.


News and information

This link will take you to the video : Noor's story

Noor's Story

Video transcript