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

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.

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.

Program news and updates

April 19, 2018: Ontario Testing New Way To Help Youth With Disabilities Set and Achieve Employment Goals

April 3, 2018: Due to a fire the Kirkland Lake ODSP office is currently closed.

March 29, 2018: Important changes for:

January 10, 2018: Ontario Making it Easier to Apply for ODSP

November 2, 2017: Working Groups Deliver Roadmap for Income Security Reform

2018 payment dates

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Ontario Electricity Support Program

You may be eligible to save between $35 and $75 on your electricity bill every month.

Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program recipients who pay hydro costs directly are automatically eligible for a monthly credit on their bill through the Ontario Electricity Support Program.

Learn more about the Ontario Electricity Support Program