Find Additional Ontario Works Support (for existing clients)
If you are receiving Ontario Works financial help, learn about how to update your information, check your payment schedule, and access other available services.
Update your information
You must make sure that we always have the most up-to-date information about you and your circumstances, in order to maintain your Ontario Works support.
Contact us right away if there are changes to:
- your phone number or current address,
- your income,
- your family members' information, or
- your medical needs.
When you call us to update your information, we may ask you to show us documents (like a pay stub or a doctor's note). These documents will show us how your information has changed.
To update your information, contact 905-793-9200 (Mississauga or Brampton), or call toll-free at 1-800-327-5379 (Caledon)
For the month of March, the payment date is: Thursday, March 29, 2018.
Payments are made on the last business day of the month.
- Direct deposit: Your payment will be deposited to your account on Thursday, March 29, 2018.
- Mailed cheque: Your cheque will be mailed on Monday, March 26, 2018. The date you receive your payment depends on Canada Post delivery to your area. The date on your cheque will be Thursday, March 29, 2018.
You can sign up for direct deposit by contacting your caseworker.
2018 Ontario Works Payment Schedule
The following chart shows the schedule of Ontario Works payments for 2018.
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|Payment month||Date on your cheque||Date cheques are mailed||Date funds are deposited to your bank|
|January||December 29||December 15||December 29|
|February||January 31||January 26||January 31|
|March||February 28||February 23||February 28|
|April||March 29||March 26||March 29|
|May||April 30||April 25||April 30|
|June||May 31||May 28||May 31|
|July||June 29||June 25||June 29|
|August||July 31||July 26||July 31|
|September||August 31||August 27||August 31|
|October||September 28||September 25||September 28|
|November||October 31||October 26||October 31|
|December||November 30||November 26||November 30|
As an Ontario Works client, you may get help paying for dental care (including dentures), and vision care for yourself and your family.
To find out what you are eligible for, call 905-791-7800, ext. 8453 or email OWDental-VisionRequest@peelregion.ca.
Ontario Works can help you find a job.
Talk to your caseworker about your short-term and long-term employment goals, and what resources are available to help you with your career.
Ontario Works offers support to single parents and their children. This support is called 'Families First.'
The services available include:
- Recreation for children
- Employment services and supports
- Public Health Nurse supports
You may be eligible for Families First if:
- You have at least one child under the age of 18,
- You are currently receiving Ontario Works, and
- You are the primary caregiver for your family.
Ask your caseworker about specific options available to you and your children.