What's happening?

We are planning changes to the social assistance system to make it simpler, more efficient and more effective for people who need support.

Changes to help people receiving Ontario Works and ODSP include:

  • Encouraging and preparing people for employment faster
  • Improving employment supports
  • Connecting people better and faster to the supports they need to get ahead, such as childcare or mental health support
  • Supporting people with severe disabilities through a simpler ODSP program with reduced reporting
  • Cutting red tape, eliminating unnecessary rules and making it easier to get service.

Improvements are being made gradually over the next few years, with regular communication, so people can understand and prepare for changes.

For more information please visit Ontario.ca/news