Ontario Works for Youth (Under Age 18)
Applicants under the age of 18 years
Applicants who are age 16/17 can apply for Ontario Works if special circumstances exist, such as abuse or if there is no home/financial support available.
Applicants must meet with a social worker before meeting with an Ontario Works caseworker.
Applicants must also have an appropriate trustee in place. This person should be someone who:
- Is willing to assume the responsibility;
- Does not have a conflict of interest (i.e. landlord);
- Has the best interests of the applicant in mind; and
- Has a good relationship with the applicant.
If necessary, a trustee from Family Service Windsor may be used for Windsor applications, and a trustee from Access may be used for County applicants.
Call 519-255-5600 or toll free at 1-866-925-2022 to apply for Ontario Works.