Policies and Legislation

PolicyThe Ontario Works Act, 1997 provides the legislative framework for the provision of financial and employment support for people in temporary need.

The policy directives are the interpretations of the laws that govern the Ontario Works program. They are the rules and guidelines that staff must follow when making decisions about your eligibility and benefits.

See the Ontario Works policy directives.

Ontario's e-Laws is a database of provincial statutes and regulations, both consolidated and source law. The e-Laws website includes current legislation and regulations regarding Ontario Works. Information about Ontario Works' policies can be found on the e-Laws site.

Contact your local Social Assistance and Employment Opportunities office for more information.

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