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Question asked on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 14:50

I was wondering how I could post questions on the Kids Help Phone site? I was looking through a section called "Counselor Q&A" and I really wanted to post something there as well, however I was unable to do so. I looked through the website, but all I could find was the live chat and phonecall. Please guide me. Thank you for addressing this question.

Comment:

Hello and thank you for your question.

The Kids Help Phone doesn't have a public forum where you can post questions. However, there are a number of ways you can contact Kids Help Phone to get your question answered privately:

  • Call Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868
  • Use the contact form to send Kids Help Phone a direct message
  • Look through the frequently asked questions to see if your question has already been answered

Finally, if you want to give the Kids Help Phone feedback, fill out their questionnaire.

We hope this helps.

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Question asked on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 00:10

Im 16 and moved out, my mom Locke me and my brother out when I was 13, CAS put me with my grandparents and they have aloud me to move out but return if I need, due to aneixty an depression it's hard to work, can I apply for welfare even if my parents allow me home?

Comment:

Hello and thank you for your question.

We're sorry for the difficult situation you're in. 

You can certainly apply for welfare, or Ontario Works, even if you're under 18. Because your situation is unique and you're still underage, we suggest that you go to an Ontario Works office and speak to a case worker. They'll be able to figure out if you're eligible and guide you through the process. 

Remember, to receive Ontario Works you must:

  • live in Ontario
  • be in financial need (your household doesn’t have sufficient financial resources to meet basic living expenses)
  • be willing to make reasonable efforts to find, prepare for and keep a job (unless you have specific circumstances that temporarily prevent you from doing so, such as an illness or caregiving responsibilities)

There's more information about applying for Ontario Works if you're under 18 on our website. Learn as much as you can and gather all the documents you need before going to an Ontario Works office.

We hope this helps.

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Question asked on Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 15:30

So I'm trying to move out of my parents  house because theres just been a lot of arguing and abuse in the past. I can' find a job and I'm thinking to apply for welfare just so I can be able to pay for rent and groceries until I can find a job, but I need the money before I move out because I dont have anywhere else to go. Is that possible ?

Comment:

Hello and thank you for your question.

We're sorry for the difficult situation you're in. Your health and safety is most important, and if you feel like you're in danger, please get help immediately. 

You can contact a Legal Aid clinic in your area and speak to an advisor for a free consultation on what your options are. You can also call or chat online with a counsellor at Kidshelpphone.ca.

Welfare, known as Ontario Works, is certainly an option you should look into. To be eligble for welfare, you must:

  • live in Ontario
  • be in financial need (your household doesn’t have sufficient financial resources to meet basic living expenses)
  • be willing to make reasonable efforts to find, prepare for and keep a job (unless you have specific circumstances that temporarily prevent you from doing so, such as an illness or caregiving responsibilities)

To get the best help, we suggest going to an Ontario Works office and meeting with a case worker. They'll be able to answer all of your questions and guide you through the process. Make sure you bring all the necessary documents to your appointment. 

If you're underage, please read our article on  applying for Ontario Works if you're under 18 on our website. 

We hope this helps.

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Question asked on Monday, January 15, 2018 - 18:54

Do I have full control over the osap loan given to me 

Comment:

Hello and thank you for your question!

Once you've applied for OSAP, you’ll receive your money from the National Student Loans Service Centre, which deposits funds into your bank account and to your school.

Find more information about when and how your funding is released here.

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Question asked on Monday, January 15, 2018 - 12:54

My 17 year old brother has no identification, no income, and no stable living arrangements. How can I help him get all these things? 

Comment:

Hello and thank you for your question.

We're sorry for the difficult situation you and your brother are in. 

To get identification, we suggest that you try to track your birth certificate down. You can then apply for a health card, an Ontario Photo Card or your PR card. You can visit a Service Ontario to get more help for your unique situation.

Until your brother finds a job, he can he can apply for welfare, or Ontario Works, even if he's under 18. Because his situation is unique and he's still underage, we suggest that he goes to an Ontario Works office and speaks to a case worker. They'll be able to figure out his eligibility and guide him through the process. 

There's more information about applying for Ontario Works if you're under 18 on our website. Learn as much as you can and gather all the documents you need before going to an Ontario Works office.

We also have articles about affordable housing and shelters

We hope this helps.

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Question asked on Friday, January 12, 2018 - 19:30

Im 16 years old and l want to get my G1 how many pieces of lD do l need to bring

Comment:

Hello and thank you for your question.

You will need to bring original identification that shows your legal name, date of birth and your signature. See a full list for accepted documents.

Accepted identity documents for Canadian citizens are:

  • passport (Canadian or foreign)
  • Canadian Citizenship Card with photo
  • Secure Certificate of Indian Status Card (issued on or after December 15, 2009 by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Ontario Photo Card

Accepted identity documents for permanent residents are:

  • Permanent Resident (PR) Card
  • Record of Landing (IMM 1000)
  • Confirmation of Permanent Residence (IMM 5292) accompanied by a valid passport from country of origin
  • Ontario Photo Card

Accepted identity documents for temporary residents are:

  • Study Permit / Student Authorization (IMM 1442)
  • Work Permit / Employment Authorization (IMM 1442)
  • Visitor Record (IMM 1442)
  • Temporary Resident Permit (IMM 1442)
  • Refugee Status Claim (IMM 1434)
  • Acknowledgement of Intent to Claim Refugee Status (IMM 7703) with photo
  • Report Pursuant to the Immigration Act (IMM 1442) with photo
  • Ontario Photo Card

For more information, read our article on how to get a driver's license.

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Question asked on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 01:54

Pls how do i apply for work permit online ? And is there a place i can go to for them to assist me with me it is confusing pls help out thanks

Comment:

Hello and thank you for your question.

To find out if you're eligible to apply for a work permit, go through this questionnaire.

Temporary workers can apply for a work permit online. Make sure you have a scanner or camera to upload your documents, and a credit card to pay the fee with. 

If you're struggling with the instructions on the website, you can contact your local Community Legal Clinic for help. You can find a list of clinics on Legal Aid Ontario's website.

We hope this helps.

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Question asked on Friday, December 29, 2017 - 18:29

Hi If I have the New York State Valid Learner Permit Card will that be an advantage to get the G1 License card

Comment:

Hello and thank you for your question.

Unfortunately, you will not be able to exchange a learner's permit from another province, state or country for any kind of license in Ontario. However, you may be at an advantage because you've already studied for the learner's permit test in New York, and Ontario has similar rules on the road.

To prepare, make sure to read our article, 'How do I get my driver's licence?'

We hope this helps.

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Question asked on Friday, December 8, 2017 - 11:48

ontario works has denied my application to receive benefits due to an overpayment over a year ago.  They told me I was lucky that they arent pursuing a fraud charge.  They told me I was banned for life.  Is this legal?  My only option is to be homeless?

Comment:

Hello and thank you for your question.

Your first step should be contacting Ontario Works directly to get some clarification on your payment history. Make sure you keep a record of all your communications with Ontario Works, and of how much money you have received. 

If you believe you need legal help, get in touch with your local Community Legal Clinic. They'll be able to give you more information about your case, or refer you to someone you can. You can find a list of clinics on Legal Aid Ontario's website.

We hope this helps.

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Question asked on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 09:20

hi i need to retake my g1 but I’ve lost the yellow slip what do i do? Thanks

Comment:

Hello and thank you for your question.

ServiceOntario has information about replacing a lost, stolen or damaged license, which you can find on their website. Please visit a ServiceOntario centre to request a new slip. Make sure to bring proper documentation that proves your identity.

We hope this helps.

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