Social Assistance & Income Support

Ontario Disability Support Program

Toronto Social Services delivers the Ontario Works (OW) program for youth and adults in financial need. Phone the Client Services and Information Unit 416-392-2956 or 1-888-465-4478 (toll-free)

The Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), managed and delivered by the Ministry of Community and Social Services, helps eligible people with disabilities by providing:

  • Financial help. This is called Income Support and it helps people with disabilities who are in financial need to pay for living expenses, like food and housing.
  • Help finding a job. This is called Employment Supports which helps people with disabilities who can and want to work prepare for and find a job. For information call Client Services Unit 416-325-5666 or 1-888-789-4199 (toll-free)

The Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) is a community legal clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario. ISAC was established in 2001 with a provincial mandate to advance the systemic interests and rights of low-income Ontarians around income security programs, through test-case litigation, policy advocacy and community organizing. The Centre works on behalf of low-income communities in Ontario to address issues of income security and poverty. For more information call 416-597-5820 or 1-866-245-4072.

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