Ontario Works provides employment and financial assistance to help you become financially independent and to improve quality of life for you and your family. If you qualify for financial assistance you must participate in employment related activities unless you are unable due to a serious medical condition or you are required to provide care to family members.
Hastings County Ontario Works has four offices:
Please contact the Intake Access Centre at 613-771-9630 or 1-866-414-0300 Monday- Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. It can take up to 30 minutes to complete your full telephone application. Please have the following information readily available for all members of your family before calling:
You may also apply on-line at www.ontario.ca/socialassistance 24 hours a day.
The Hastings County Social Services Department utilizes Bell Relay Service (BRS) to facilitate communication for TTY teletypewriter users and hearing impaired persons.
Accessing the BRS:
Contacts:For general program inquiries and/or information pertaining to our complaint and/or appeal process please contact the Intake Access Centre at 1-866-414-0300. For emergency service after 4:30pm and on weekends, call 1-613-317-6544.