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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 aren't pursuing a fraud charge. They told me I was banned for life. Is this legal? My only option is to be homeless?

January 4, 2018

How do I apply for work permit online? And is there a place I can go to for them to assist me? It is confusing, please help out, thanks.

January 4, 2018

Our school has a program that we use to apply for high school (myBlueprint). This allows us to select the courses we want to take in grades 9,10,11, and 12.  My teacher has recommended that I take all academics in math, language, and science. I have selected the courses based on my teacher's recommendation, but it shows an exclamation mark beside the course I have selected saying: Recommended Prerequisite Grade: 70%. What does this mean?

November 28, 2017

About six months ago, I sent a scanned copy of my Alberta Health Card and Passport to an ‘employer’ who wanted me to work in their ‘company’ online. In addition to this, I had signed a ‘work application’ and have been ‘hired.’ That person hasn’t gotten back to me since. I’m really afraid I’ve foolishly put myself at risk for identity theft. I am 17-years-old and my mother refuses to help me with this, leading to me not being able to do anything for months. I cannot check possible credit scores or accounts opened in my name without a consenting adult to help me because I’m still a minor.

November 18, 2017

What is a shelter? What is the evolution of shelters throughout the history?


November 14, 2017

Hello, I am in need of Ontario Works and am wondering what is the maximum amount I would receive for my rent, food, and basic needs

November 9, 2017

Hi, if I'm a Syrian refugee in Canada and I apply for a work permit, do I need to pay the 155$ fees?

August 10, 2016

I am 16 and pregnant and I know my parents won't let me stay at home. I recently quit working at McDonald's so I have no job and I want to have my baby and finish school. What can Ontario Works do to help?

April 21, 2016