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Important Changes to Ontario Works in Response to COVID-19

March 23, 2020

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The Government of Ontario released changes today to better support low-income persons and existing OW clients in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Included in these changes is:

They also plan to make funds available to other social services "to support their response to COVID-19. Shelters, food banks, charities and non-profits will have immediate access to flexible funding to help them cope with growing demands and extraordinary circumstances."

You can see the news release here: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/03/changes-to-ontarios-emergency-assistance-program-in-response-to-covid-19.html

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