211 Ontario – Income Support


211Ontario.ca provides an extensive list of community and social services from across Ontario related to Income Support. In most communities in Ontario, you can dial 211 to access telephone-based informaton and referral services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in over 100 languages.

The following kinds of Income Support services can be found using 211Ontario: 

Emergency financial assistance

Including rent banks, emergency welfare, utility assistance programs and other programs.

Employment Insurance (EI)

Financial assistance and related services for eligible individuals who have an expected or unexpected interruption of employment.

Income programs for older adults

Government pension and benefit programs for older adults, and organizations that provide information and application assistance.

Social Assistance

Government programs that provide a source of income and access to services for families and individuals (including newcomers) who have no other adequate source of income.

Workers compensation

Government programs that provide income replacement, vocational rehabilitation, occupational therapy and retraining for injured workers.