Social Assistance and Employment Opportunities provides income programs and employment programs through Ontario Works.
If you are eligible, this program will help you financially while preparing you for employment.
We can help you if you:
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Ontario Works Income Programs
If you are in financial need, social assistance (Ontario Works) helps you by providing money for basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter.
Ontario Works Employment Programs
Social assistance (Ontario Works) helps you to prepare for, find and keep a job.
Social Service Programs in the Community
Agencies work with us to deliver other services to help you and your family such as hostels and shelter beds, emergency assistance, recreation programs for children and help for new immigrants.
The Niagara Prosperity Initiative supports poverty reduction and prevention initiatives. It is a partnership among Niagara Region, community agencies and the private sector focused on addressing the root causes of poverty. Since 2008, Regional Council has approved $1.5 million annually for investment in areas of the region most in need.
For general information and the administration of Social Assistance and Employment Opportunities, call us at 905-984-6900.