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Initial Participation Agreement

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The Client Service Representative will tell you the required documents you must bring to the verification interview to ensure your application for assistance is processed as quickly as possible.

Who Should Attend

All adult family members must be present at the Initial Participation Agreement, including your spouse, married or common law, and any dependant adult over the age of 18 that is to be included on the application. Where possible, please make alternate child care arrangements.

Language Interpretation

If you or your spouse requires interpretation services, please advise the Client Service Representative and our office will arrange for a language interpreter to be at the Initial Participation Agreement to assist you.


A Caseworker will conduct a financial needs test to determine eligibility for Ontario Works. At your appointment, you will be asked about your work history, work-related skills, and education. Eligibility is determined using the same Provincial and Regional guidelines for all applicants. All information is confidential and is only used to determine eligibility for Ontario Works.

Revised: Wednesday February 04 2015


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