Memos and Bulletins
Public Comments Due to COVID-19, the Ontario Works Offices in Windsor and Leamington are closed to the public until further notice. 
Please be assured that staff are still working to provide service to our clients. If you have any questions or require any information, please contact your caseworker. 
If you are submitting documents, please place documents in the grey drop box located outside of the 400 City Hall Square East building in Windsor or 33 Princess lobby in Leamington. 
To apply for Ontario Works, please call 519-255-5600 or online at​. 
For general inquiries, please call 519-255-5200. 
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Contact Information
Office Phone General Inquiries 519-946-9988
Toll Free Phone Cheque Inquiries, Interactive Voice Response System 1-800-808-2268 
Fraud Hotline 1-800-394-7867(STOP)
Fax 519-322-3529 * Toll Free Fax 1-866-763-1222
Primary Contact Bev Clarke, Supervisor, Ontario Works South; Phone: (Business) 519-946-9988; Email:
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) * provides financial assistance and employment supports including training and skills development, academic upgrading and work placements * services include: 
Financial Assistance a monthly allowance based on family size, housing costs and income, monthly drug benefit card  
Employment Start-Up Benefit covers costs related to starting a job or work placement 
Families with Children newborn child allowance, child care start-up costs, basic dental care for children 
Health-Related Benefits may include dentures, emergency dental services, eyeglasses, special diet allowance, health care supplies, medical transportation funds, prosthetic devices, funerals and burials Click Here for Details  
Learning, Earning and Parenting (LEAP) offered to eligible young parents * Click Here for more details 
New Changes to the Way Social Assistance Clients Access Drug Coverage: 
Ontario Health Card Program for Social Assistance Clients receiving; 
* Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) 
* Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD) 
* Ontario Works (OW) and Temporary Care Assistance (TCA) 
* The program was introduced to replace the paper drug Eligibility Card used by social assistance clients with their Ontario Health Card in order to access prescription medication under the Ontario Drug Benefit program. ( Once the client’s card is swiped at the Pharmacy, the pharmacist will be able to identify the individual is a social assistance recipient)
Hours Office Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Intake Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-11:45 am * 1 pm-4 pm 
Interactive Voice Response System Mon-Fri: 8 am-9 pm * Sat & Sun 12 noon-5 pm
Areas Served Essex County ; Tilbury North ; Tilbury West
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Youth and adults 18 yrs and over in financial need, and employable 
Youth 16-17 yrs in financial need who cannot live at home but are attending school or seeking employment; financial need is determined by a review of income, liquid assets and living expenses; Must have trustee 
Learning, Earning and Parenting (LEAP) * parents 16-21 yrs - cases include parents 21 years and younger who do not have their grade 12 
Employment Resource Centre open to all
Application Application process required
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Agency Information
Established 1999
Primary Executive Tanya Antoniw, Manager, Ontario Works South; Phone: (Business) 519-255-5200; Email:
Funding Provincial
Site Information
Located In Community Leamington
Address & Map
Leamington Mall
33 Princess St E, Unit 130
Leamington, ON N8H 5C5
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Intersection Princess St and Mill St
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Parking, Washroom and Entrance
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