Ontario Works provides income and employment supports to people in temporary financial need. If you qualify, Ontario Works can provide you with:
You may also be eligible for health benefits for yourself and your family, including drug and dental coverage.
By Telephone: Call 519-271-3773 or 1-800-669-2948 to speak to an Intake Clerk.
In Person: 1st Floor, City Hall Annex, 82 Erie Street, Stratford. Calling ahead to arrange an appointment is strongly recommended.
Online: Complete the application found by viewing the Online Application for Social Assistance.
To finish your application, you must meet with one of our staff to complete and sign all necessary forms. You will be asked for the following information for each family member:
If you are missing some of this information, please inform the Caseworker who is dealing with your application. He or she will determine if you are eligible, and explain how the Ontario Works program can assist you. This includes discussing your rights and responsibilities, and working with you on future plans.
For after-hours emergency homelessness support services
in Stratford, St. Marys or Perth County please call