Ontario Works & Superior Skills
Make Work - Work Well
HOW TO APPLY FOR ONTARIO WORKS
Please visit our "Application Process" page by clicking on the link on the left-hand sidebar for more information about applying for Ontario Works.
To apply for Ontario Works online please CLICK HERE
Applicants can also call our office at (705) 759-2130 or 1-866-363-6007 outside of Sault Ste. Marie
Ontario Works Office Locater appow.mcss.gov.on.ca/OfficeLocator/index.aspx
The Ontario Works program provides financial assistance to individuals and families (participants) in financial need. The program also provides support and assistance to participants in meeting the Ontario Works Act requirements to participate in seeking employment, basic education, volunteer work or self employment. Ontario Works is governed by the Ontario Works Act.
Ontario Works Sault Ste Marie
Administers and delivers programs to persons in need of Social Assistance and helps participants towards self-sufficiency
Develops procedures to meet local needs in respect of the provincial legislated requirements
Builds and maintains effective working relationships with community partners
Develops employment placement opportunities for Ontario Works participants through assessment and skills matching to an employment database
Please be advised that Ontario Works discretionary funding will be reduced significantly effective July 1, 2012 in response to changes in the 2012/13 provincial budget.
As a result, Ontario Works will no longer be able to provide coverage for many discretionary (extra) health and non-health services and reduced coverage for many others. Please note that massage, chiropractic and orthotic services will no longer be covered. A number of other services will remain available but with reduced coverage.
Ontario Works participants can contact their case manager for additional information.