Contact(s)

Financial Assistance
99 Regina St. S.
Waterloo, Ontario
N2J 4G6

Phone: 519-883-2100
TTY: 519-575-4608
Fax: 519-883-2331

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Ontario Works

To apply for financial assistance (Ontario Works) call 519-883-2100 or apply online.

Financial assistance may include:

  • Funds to cover food, shelter, clothing and other household items.
  • Monthly Ontario Drug Benefits card to cover the cost of prescribed medications.
  • Other benefits.
  • Emergency assistance

You may be able to get financial assistance if:

  • You are a resident of Ontario.
  • Your status in Canada is verified.
  • Your income does not exceed the total allowable income amount.
  • Your assets do not exceed the prescribed limits.
  • If you are living with your parents, you have a dependent or you are not financially independent.
  • You are not a single person currently subject to a period of ineligibility.
  • You are not a single person incarcerated full time.
  • You are not a single person less than 16 years old without dependents.
  • You are not a single person without dependents who is receiving a loan under the Ministry of Colleges and Universities Act or the Canada Student Loan Act.

On March 19, 2012 the Employment and Income Support Community Advisory Committee hosted a forum at Kitchener City Hall for Ontario Works participants to learn more about Ontario Works and the resources available to help them. A brief presentation on Ontario Works from this forum can be seen by clicking on this video.

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Watch the video in Spanish. Vea el video en español.

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