If you are in temporary need of financial help due to a lack of income or employment, you may be eligible for assistance with some healthcare and business start-up costs through Ontario Works. This program assists those in need of medication, dental coverage, eyeglasses, and hearing aids. Community and employment start-up benefits are also covered under the program.
If you have been denied Ontario Works coverage, call Roy McMurtry Legal Clinic to discuss your case.
Applying to Ontario Works
Read more about Ontario Works to learn about eligibility and how to apply for assistance. To complete the application process, you will also be required to sign a participation agreement through Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO).
Community Legal Education Ontario has a number of downloadable pamphlets available on the topic of social assistance and Ontario Works.
Roy McMurtry Legal Clinic & Ontario WorksRoy McMurtry Legal Clinic works with those who require assistance with the Ontario Works law. We can assist clients with a variety of matters, including:
EligibilityTo be eligible for Ontario Works, you must be:
*Financial need is based on:
Applying for Assistance
You can begin the application process for Ontario Works by contacting your local office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Cornwall (Main Office) & Stormont County
Social & Housing Services
340 Pitt St, P.O. Box 877
Speedy Transport Building
3525 Hwy 34 South
When your first meeting is arranged, you will be told which documents you must bring with you. These documents may include:
To complete the application process, you will be required to complete and sign the application for assistance as well as a participation agreement. The participation agreement outlines the specific employment activities that will likely lead to a permanent job.
Finding a Job
Ontario Works provides practical help in finding a job. They do this in a number of ways, including: