Doly Begum MPP, Scarborough Southwest

Government of Ontario

Ontario Works & ODSP

Ontario Works - OW provides money for food, shelter and other costs to people in financial need who meet the eligibility criteria.

Financial Assistance may include money for food, shelter, clothing and other household costs, the cost of prescription medications, and other help with health costs.

Employment Assistance may include options to help people find jobs or become more job-ready, money for training and other employment related expenses, and employment programs that offer career exploration, skill training and more.

You can find an online application for OW here and a link to local resources here

Ontario Disability Support Program- ODSP 

If you have a disability and need help with your living expenses, you may be eligible for the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).

ODSP offers:

  • financial assistance to help you and your family with essential living expenses
  • benefits, for you and your family, including prescription drugs and vision care
  • help finding and keeping a job, and advancing your career

Legal Resources if you need to appeal a decision or have concerns: 

West Scarborough Community Legal Services (If you live east of Victoria Park Avenue and west of Midland Avenue)

Scarborough Community Legal Services (f you live east of Midland Avenue)