Apply for Ontario Works
How to apply for social assistance if you don’t have enough money for things like food and housing, or if you have a disability and are in financial need
If you are in an emergency situation and you live in Ontario, you might be eligible for Emergency Assistance
You may qualify if you live in Ontario (not a visitor or tourist), are in a crisis or emergency situation, and do not have enough money for things like food and housing. For example, a crisis or emergency includes situations where you:
- have been affected by COVID-19
- are being evicted from your home
- are in or are leaving an abusive relationship
- are worried about your safety
You are not eligible if you are:
- getting assistance from Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program
Temporary Care Assistance
If you are an adult and you are temporarily responsible for the care of a child who is in financial needs, you may be eligible for temporary care assistance on their behalf.
Or contact our office by calling 519-376-7112 ext 1320
211 (Local Services)
211 helps people find services in their community. In Canada, 211 offers live answer service 24/7. The number is free to call and interpreters are available in more than 170 languages.
Durham - Satellite Office
Durham Resource Centre
575 Saddler Street East
Durham ON N0G 1R0
Hanover - Satellite Office
286 - 10th Street
Hanover ON N4N 1P2
This office will be closed on Fridays throughout July and August 2019.
Markdale - Satellite Office
South East Grey Community Health Centre
55 Victoria Ave,
Open Monday to Friday.
Owen Sound - Satellite Office
Unit 3 - 888 Alpha Street, Owen Sound
Park in the parking lot beside the old Medical Centre; walk towards the back of the property towards the park. Unit 888 is located in the units facing north and south.
Meaford - Satellite Office
Unit 3, 80 Victoria Street, Meaford