Employment & Income
We have provided you with the following categories to help you search for employment and income support in the province.
If you are unable to find the information you are looking for, please call our office 416 244 9686 or toll free 1 877 244 9686.
Children and Families Extension 224
Adults Extension 236
Income Support Programs
Ministry of Community and Social Services - Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
If you have a disability and need help with your living expenses, you may be eligible for the Ontario Disability Support Program.
Recently, the Ontario government changed all the forms in the Disability Determination Package for Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) applicants. But while the forms have changed, the legal test that decides whether a person is eligible for ODSP has not changed.
To qualify as a person with a disability, most applicants must fill out the Disability Determination Package (DDP) that ODSP sends to them.
The new DDP forms filled out by health professionals have revised rating scales. Health professionals use the scales to rate an applicant's intellectual and emotional wellness, and to rate the impact the disability has on the applicant's daily activities.
To find more information about the forms on CLEO's website at the following link:
Ministry of Community and Social Services - Ontario Works (OW)
Ontario Works helps people who are in financial need. It offers income support to help with the costs of basic needs, like food, clothing and shelter and health benefits for clients and their families
Canadian Pension Plan (CPP)
Almost all individuals who work in Canada contribute to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). The CPP provides pensions and benefits when contributors retire, become disabled, or die.
Canadian Pension Plan - Disability Benefit
A taxable monthly payment that is available to people who have contributed to the CPP and who are not able to work regularly because of a disability
Employment Support Programs
Ministry of Community and Social Services – ODSP, Employment Supports Program http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/odsp/employment_support/index.aspx
If you have a disability, ODSP employment supports can help you find and keep a job, or advance your career.
Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW)
CCRW helps persons with disabilities find a job or career, helps employers hire persons with disabilities and supports employers with disabilities. As well, the CCRW provides Job Accommodation Services by working with employers across Canada to create healthy and inclusive workplaces.
The CCRW also funds the Workplace Essential Skills Program which is designed specifically to provide post-secondary graduates and experienced professionals with disabilities with a professional view of the world of work.
Magnet allows job-seekers to privately and securely self-identify as a member of any employment equity group, promoting diversity and supporting bias free recruitment strategies.
The Discover Ability Network
Provides tools and best practices for employers to become more inclusive. More importantly, it leverages the Magnet job-matching platform where job seekers can post their resumes and employers can post opportunities and specifically target PWDs. For job seekers, once their resume is in the system, they will get pushed via email job opportunities automatically when they are a good match with a posting based on their skills and experience. For PWDs who self-declare (anonymously) they will not only have access to all job postings on the platform, but further benefit when employers are specifically targeting jobs to this under-tapped labor pool (targeted recruiting)!
Job Opportunity Information Network (JOIN)
JOIN is one of Ontario’s leading organizations specializing in recruitment of persons with disabilities and disability in the workplace. They work with job seekers with disabilities and assist employers in making their workplaces more accessible. Through our referrals to service providers, we connect job seekers and employers.