Employment and Ontario Works
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Ontario Works

A woman sits at a computer while speaking to a woman standing next to her. Ontario Works is written on the image.

Ontario Works is a program designed to help residents of Ontario find employment, develop job skills and get financial help with necessities while they look for work. The City of Windsor’s Employment and Social Services department delivers Ontario Works to residents of Windsor and Essex County.

To learn more about this program, including how to apply and how to get support if you’re already receiving Ontario Works, see the links below.

Learn More About Ontario Works

Learn more about programs, how to apply, eligibility criteria and available benefits by using the links below:

Ways to Contact

General Inquiries

In Windsor

Call 311 for general information. For detailed inquiries, call (519) 255-5200.
Fax: (519) 255-1011 or (519) 255-1503
Email: socserv@citywindsor.ca

In Leamington

Call (519) 946-9988
Fax: (519) 322-3529 or toll free at 1-866-763-1222
Email: socserv@citywindsor.ca

Information While on Ontario Works

If you’re already receiving Ontario Works and need help or more information, use the links below to find out how to get in touch with us or find the information you require:

Services and Support

If you need additional help, including emergency assistance or help to find work, the City of Windsor has programs that can help whether or not you are receiving Ontario Works.