Ontario Works

Male Niagara Region's Social Assistance and Employment Opportunities delivers the provincial social assistance program, Ontario Works.

Ontario Works has two key components to support you:

Income Programs

  • provides money for basic necessities
  • may provide health and other benefits for you and your family
  • More Income Programs Details

Employment Programs

  • provides opportunities for you to take part in employment assistance activities to help you become job-ready and find sustainable employment
  • More Employment Programs Details

Applying for Social Assistance

You may apply for social assistance if you are eligible through the Ontario Works program.

If you are Currently on Ontario Works

The Ontario Works program balances your needs as a participant with your individual responsibility. If you are on Ontario Works, you must take part in activities that will help you gain employment. You will also be required to adhere to certain rules and regulations regarding your income support.


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