How do I apply for Social Assistance (Ontario Works or ODSP)?
You can begin the application process for Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) over the phone or in person at a local Ontario Works office. At the beginning of the application process, you will receive information about the Ontario Works program. You will also be told which information and documents may be needed to complete the application process, for example:
* Social Insurance Number
* Health Number
* proof of identity and date of birth
* employment history/information
* income and asset statements
* shelter costs
* status in Canada
The application process is completed in person at your local Ontario Works office. You will be required to complete and sign all necessary forms, including the application for assistance, and a participation agreement outlining the specific employment activities that support your best route to sustainable employment. You will also need to provide any required information and documents.
To begin the application process, please contact your local Ontario Works office.
East York Social Services
33-1450 O’Connor Drive
Toronto, ON M4B 2T8
East Toronto Social Services
1631 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4L 1G4