Ontario Works Caseload May 2018
This program helps people who are in financial need. It offers two types of assistance:
- Financial assistance, including:
- income support to help with the costs of basic needs, like food, clothing and shelter
- health benefits for clients and their families
- Employment assistance to help clients find, prepare for and keep a job. This assistance may include:
- workshops on resume writing and interviewing
- job counselling
- job-specific training
- access to basic education, so clients can finish high school or improve their language skills
In most cases, a client must agree to participate in employment assistance activities in order to receive financial assistance.
Emergency assistance is also available to people who are in a crisis or an emergency situation (e.g. people who have lost their homes, are leaving an abusive relationship and/or are worried about their safety).
Temporary Care Assistance (TCA)
In May 2018, there were 6,176 TCA cases`receiving social assistance on behalf of 8,824 children.
This program provides money to an adult on behalf of a child who:
- needs financial help
- is not the caregiver's legal dependant
- is not under the care of a Children's Aid Society