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A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario

This resource has information about programs and services available to Ontario’s seniors. Topics covered include: 

Available in:

English, Français, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi/Persian, Gujarati, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu, Vietnamese

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Changes to Social Assistance in Ontario – Important ODSP/OW Update (2019)

This resource provides information about: changes to how earned income is treated and when the earned income changes will take effect (November 2019 for OW and January 2020 for ODSP) Transition Child Benefit will end in November 2019 some overpayments will now be recovered at 10% The attached info sheet also provides information about: what […]

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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As an Ontario Works client: How to appeal a decision about your case

This website explains when and how to appeal a decision about your case. It has a link to the appeal form you’ll need, and provides phone numbers you can use to get help.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

NewYouth.ca

Designed for young newcomers, this website provides settlement-related information. It is intended to give young newcomers a place to ask questions and receive information and referrals online from peers and professionals. NewYouth.ca can be found on Facebook, Twitter (@newcomeryouth), and YouTube (newcomeryouth).

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Participation Agreements and Ontario Works

This booklet describes the Participation Agreement that must be made by people who need financial assistance from Ontario Works (OW). It explains what sorts of activities can be part of an Agreement and what happens when a person cannot do what they agreed to. It also includes sections on community placements and how to appeal if assistance is refused, cut off, or reduced.

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Services and supports for people labelled with an intellectual disability

ARCH Disability Law Centre and the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO) have partnered to develop this factsheet for settlement and frontline workers. In question-and-answer form, the factsheet discusses services and supports that may be available through Developmental Services Ontario (DSO).

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Working while you are on social assistance

This resource explains how income from work or training can affect the amount of income support a person gets from Ontario Works (OW) or the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).

Available in:

English, Français, Korean

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Changes in the Treatment of Child Support in OW and ODSP: What Family Lawyers Need to Know

Starting January 2017, important changes are being made to the way Ontario’s social assistance programs treat child support payments, which will affect the advice you give to family law clients. This fact sheet answers these questions:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Changes in the Treatment of Child Support in OW and ODSP: What Parents Need to Know

Important changes are being made to Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) rules around child support. If you are a parent on OW or ODSP who is getting or should be getting child support, this fact sheet has information for you about these changes. It answers these questions:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Need Welfare? How to apply to Ontario Works

This booklet explains how to apply to Ontario Works for financial assistance, who can get assistance, what kinds of questions Ontario Works (OW) can ask, how to apply for a special diet, and what to do if OW won’t accept an application or refuses assistance.

Available in:

English, Français, Arabic, Korean

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017