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This webpage looks at how:
- you can work and get ODSP (Ontario Disability Support Program)
- you can work and keep your benefits
- you can work and have more money
- you can get help to prepare for, get, and keep a job
Also available on the website are pamphlets, postcards, and posters with this information.
The provincial government increased Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) rates in the 2016 Ontario Budget.
As in past years, Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) has created a rates sheet to give people an idea of what these increases really mean.
These new rates sheet shows the new Basic Needs and Shelter rates, as well as the Ontario Child Benefit amounts, for different family types. They include the Ontario Child Benefit because it’s an important part of the total incomes of people on OW and ODSP who have children.
The rates sheet also explains the details of these increases, how they’re being applied and to whom, and cover increases being made to other benefits available inside OW and ODSP.
The increases come into effect on the September 30, 2016 OW and ODSP cheques.
This booklet describes the Participation Agreement that must be made by people who need financial assistance from Ontario Works (OW). It explains what sorts of activities can be part of an Agreement and what happens when a person cannot do what they agreed to. It also includes sections on community placements and how to appeal if assistance is refused, cut off, or reduced.
This Government of Canada web page includes these topics:
- What is a payday loan?
- How much do payday loans cost compared to other forms of credit?
- What happens if I can't pay a payday loan back on time?
- Things to consider before applying for a payday loan
- Know your rights if you apply for a loan
- For more information or to make a complaint
- Related publications
This booklet sets out the rights of a person who is stopped, questioned, searched, arrested, or detained by the police. It also explains when the police can enter or search someone's home.
This pamphlet explains what a Power of Attorney for Personal Care is, reasons to make one, and what can happen if you do not. Topics include how to make a Power of Attorney for Personal Care, when an attorney can make decisions, the types of decisions they can make, and where to get forms, legal information, and help.
A record suspension (formerly a pardon) allows people who were convicted of a criminal offence, but have completed their sentence and demonstrated they are law-abiding citizens for a prescribed number of years, to have their criminal record kept separate and apart from other criminal records. On this website, you can learn how to apply for a record suspension, find out who gets to apply and how much it costs, and get other relevant information.
The birth of every baby born in Ontario must be registered with the province within 30 days. Here you can find out how to register your new baby with the province.
To increase a tenant's rent, the landlord must follow the rules set by the Residential Tenancies Act. This booklet explains those rules. It also talks about agreements that a landlord and a tenant can make to increase the rent, rules about deposits and other charges, and steps tenants can take if they have paid an illegal rent or charge.
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) Return to Work fact sheets include these titles:
- Functional Abilities Form for Timely Return to Work
- Multidisciplinary health care (MDHC) assessments
- Re-employing injured workers
- Re-employing injured workers in the construction industry
- Work Transition for Workers and Employers
Note: Versions of this resource in many other languages are provided on the webpage by Google Translate.