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Ontario Works

Services

Includes income assistance under Ontario Works (OW) - benefits available, eligibility, how to apply, how to appeal.

What the client may say:
  • "My special diet allowance was cut off."
  • "I got a letter from Ontario Works (OW) saying there was an overpayment on my benefits."
  • "OW refuses to pay for the transportation I need to get to my medical appointments."
  • "I got a letter from OW saying my benefits have been suspended."

Legal Services

Clinique juridique francophone de l'Est d'Ottawa

Provides summary legal advice to Francophones living in Eastern Ontario, re: immigration, housing, social assistance, power of attorney, victims of criminal acts, name change, advocacy, and .employment standards.

Community Legal Services Ottawa Centre

Provides free legal help to people of low income, specializing in problems involving landlord & tenant law, social assistance, immigration, employment insurance, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) & Canada Pension Plan (CPP) issues 

HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO)

Provides free legal services to people in Ontario who are living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Law Society Referral Service

Provides the name of a lawyer or paralegal who best fits a person’s stated needs. The service is not designed to provide legal advice or second opinions.

Ottawa Legal Information Centre

Offers legal information services, such as general explanations regarding the law and other legal topics, and is not authorized to provide legal advice or legal assistance.

Reach Canada

Educates and informs persons with disabilities, family members, lawyers and the general public about the rights and interests of persons with disabilities and ensures that quality legal and social representation is provided. Provides lawyer referral services for people with disabilities through a network of lawyers who volunteer.

South Ottawa Community Legal Services

Provides free legal help to people of low income, specializing in problems involving landlord & tenant law, social assistance, immigration, employment insurance, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) & Canada Pension Plan (CPP) issues

West End Legal Services of Ottawa

Provides free legal help to people of low income, specializing in problems involving landlord & tenant law, social assistance, immigration, employment insurance,  ODSP, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) & Canada Pension Plan (CPP) issues

Other Services

Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Works with and on behalf of low income communities in Ontario to address issues of income security and poverty.