The Ministry of Community and Social Services helps Ontario families and individuals in need. The programs and supports funded by the ministry work to remove obstacles that stand in the way of opportunity or limit Ontarians' ability to participate in their communities.
These programs and services include:
Ontario's social assistance programs help residents of Ontario who are in financial need. There are two different social assistance programs:
Programs for adults with a developmental disability
These programs are funded by the ministry and delivered through community agencies. Contact Developmental Services Ontario to apply for services and supports.
These programs are funded by the ministry and delivered through community agencies and municipalities.
To find out what services may be available, contact your local Regional Office of the Ministry of Community and Social Services.
Child and spousal support orders
Through the Family Responsibility Office, the ministry enforces court-ordered child and spousal support orders to help Ontario families get the money they deserve.