Mission Statement

Our Vision

To achieve improved employment outcomes for Ontario Works participants, leading to sustainable employment and financial independence.

Our Mandate

To provide employment assistance and temporary financial assistance to people in financial need. The Ontario Works program:

  • recognizes individual responsibility and promotes self-reliance through employment;
  • provides temporary financial assistance to those most in need while they meet obligations to become and stay employed;
  • effectively serves people needing assistance, and
  • is accountable to the taxpayers of Ontario.