What should I do if I think someone is taking advantage of a social assistance program and I want to report a suspected case of fraud?

Do you know someone who is getting money from a social assistance program that they should not be receiving?

While there are many people who genuinely need our help, there are unfortunately some who take unfair advantage of assistance programs. If you want to report welfare fraud, we will take you very seriously. Every case will be investigated and, where appropriate, action will be taken.

If you suspect welfare fraud, you can report it to the Welfare Fraud Hotline.

  • Email : welfare.fraud.css@ontario.ca
  • Phone: 1-800-394-7867
  • Fax: 1-866-681-3154
  • Mail: Ministry of Community & Social Services
    Welfare Fraud Hotline
    Box 333
    Toronto ON M7A 1E9

Ministry staff are bound by the privacy and confidentiality requirements of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and cannot discuss the details of a fraud investigation with the person who filed the complaint.