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Ontario Works

The City of Windsor’s Employment and Social Services Department delivers the Ontario Works program to residents of Windsor and Essex County. Ontario Works supplies basic financial help to people in need.

There are 2 ways to apply for Ontario Works assistance:

  1. Apply online at
  2. The City of Windsor Intake unit will take calls Monday to Friday between 8:30 and 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at 519-255-5600. Please have the following information with you when you call:
  • Social Insurance number
  • Ontario health card number
  • Relevant immigration papers, if applicable
  • Rental or mortgage information
  • Income information such as earnings, pensions and support
  • All banking and investment information

People who already receive Ontario Works may call 1-800-808-2268

In Windsor call 519-255-5200

In Leamington call 519-946-9988