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Ontario Works is a division of the Social and Housing Services Department which delivers programs and services to residents of both the City of Cornwall and the United Counties of SDG. Ontario Works (OW) helps people who are in need. It offers employment and financial assistance. The Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) runs the OW program.

Applying for Ontario Works
Guidelines set by the MCSS determine your eligibility.

How to apply
Before you start your application, review the required documents.
You can start the application process:

Office Locations
340 Pitt Street - PO Box 877
Cornwall, ON  K6H 5T9

Cornwall Office business hours are 8:30am to 12noon and 1:00 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.  The office will be closed between 12:00noon to 1:00pm daily, however the doors will be open. Documents can be dropped off either in the mail slot in the 4th floor reception area or outside by the main door of the building.  The reception area phone is also available to leave a message.

530 Fred St., Suite G4
Winchester, ON K0C 2K0

Alexandria - new office
60 Anik St. - Suite 100
Alexandria, ON  K0C 1A0

The telephone part of the application will take about 20 to 25 minutes. You can choose to stop at any time during the call. 

We will set a meeting when you finish the application. This meeting usually takes place at an Ontario Works Office closest to you.

During the meeting, we will ask you to sign forms. One of the forms is consent form that gives OW permission to access information about you. The information will only be from other government organizations.

Special circumstances

You may be eligible if you are 16 years or older and not living with your parent(s). If you are living with an adult other than your parent(s) who is temporarily caring for you, that adult can apply for Temporary Care Assistance.

We will do A Special Circumstances Review to review why you are unable to live with your parents.

Ontario Works Rates

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Ontario Works
340 Pitt Street, Cornwall ON, K6H 5T9
Phone: 6139336282
Fax: 6139326969
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