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Ontario Works

About Ontario Works

Ontario Works is an employment program which provides financial assistance to eligible individuals and families.  The intent of the Ontario Works program is to help people in temporary financial need find sustainable employment and achieve self-reliance through the provision of effective, integrated employment services and financial assistance.

Every person has the right to an application.  Eligibility is determined by the person or family's individual financial (ie: assets and income) and employment (ie: training, lay off, etc.) circumstances.

When an application has been approved, Ontario Works clients continue to receive financial assistance as they work toward their employment goals.  The amount of assistance depends on the family size, composition and income.

If an applicant is found ineligible for assistance or if a client disagrees with the amount of assistance provided, they have a right to appeal the decision. The applicant or client is advised of the decision and the reason for ineligibility in writing; Internal Review and Appeal Process

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 Child Activity Assistance Program (CAAP)

The Child Activity Assistance Program (CAAP) is a fund available for families with a gross income of less than $30,000.00 or less.  The fund assists families with the cost of non-sporting activities such as school trips, school nutrition programs, extra-curricular activities, arts and cultural programs, Scouts/Brownies etc.  Subsidy is available for dependent children, living at home who are under the age of 18. The maximum funding is $300.00 per year per child.  Families must contribute 10% of the fee or a maximum of $10.00.

Am I eligible?

  • You must be a Canadian Citizen
  • Be a resident of Bruce County
  • You must provide verification of your gross income

Completed applications forwarded to:

Bruce County Social Services and Housing
PO BOX 399
30 Park Street
519-881-0431 or 1-800-265-3005

Download the CAAP Application Form