Ontario Works

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The Ontario Works Office is Open for Business

As of Monday August 16, 2021, the Ontario Works Offices in Windsor and Leamington will re-open to the public by appointment only. Services provided will be limited to in-person scheduled appointments to sign required documents.
Note that due to COVID-19, the Ontario Works’ lobbies will be operating with a limited number of individuals allowed to ensure social distancing is maintained.  Walk-in traffic will be encouraged to call for an appointment and will be provided the necessary contact information.
Please be assured that staff are continuing to work hard to provide excellent service to our clients. Our services will continue to be offered virtually or by phone to provide additional options. If you have any questions or require any information, please contact your Ontario Works 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.

Thank you for your continued 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 or toll free at 1-866-925-2022.
Fax: (519) 255-1011 or (519) 255-1503
Email: socserv@citywindsor.ca

In Leamington

Call (519) 946-9988 or toll free at 1-866-925-2022.
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.