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Ontario Works

A woman sits at a computer while speaking to a woman standing next to her. Ontario Works is written on the image.

The Ontario Works Office is Currently Closed

Due to COVID-19, the Ontario Works Offices in Windsor and Leamington are closed to the public until further notice.

Please be assured that staff are still working to provide service to our clients. If you have any questions or require any information, please contact your caseworker.

If you are submitting documents, please place documents in the grey drop box located outside of the 400 City Hall Square East building in Windsor or 33 Princess lobby in Leamington.

To apply for Ontario Works, please call 519-255-5600 or online at www.citywindsor.ca/socialservices​.

For general inquiries, please call 519-255-5200.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. 


Ontario Works is a program designed to help residents of Ontario find employment, develop job skills and get financial help with necessities while they look for work. The City of Windsor’s Employment and Social Services department delivers Ontario Works to residents of Windsor and Essex County.

To learn more about this program, including how to apply and how to get support if you’re already receiving Ontario Works, see the links below.

Learn More About Ontario Works

Learn more about programs, how to apply, eligibility criteria and available benefits by using the links below:

Ways to Contact

General Inquiries

In Windsor

Call 311 for general information. For detailed inquiries, call (519) 255-5200.
Fax: (519) 255-1011 or (519) 255-1503
Email: socserv@citywindsor.ca

In Leamington

Call (519) 946-9988
Fax: (519) 322-3529 or toll free at 1-866-763-1222
Email: socserv@citywindsor.ca

Information While on Ontario Works

If you’re already receiving Ontario Works and need help or more information, use the links below to find out how to get in touch with us or find the information you require:

Services and Support

If you need additional help, including emergency assistance or help to find work, the City of Windsor has programs that can help whether or not you are receiving Ontario Works.