Child Support & Social Assistance

Justice for Children and Youth

Child Support & Social Assistance

This section of the Justice for Children and Youth website addresses these questions:  

  • If I'm over 16 and can't live at home, do my parents have to support me?
  • Can I get Ontario Works ("OW", "welfare" or "social assistance") to live on my own?
  • What does Ontario Works pay for?
  • How do I apply for Ontario Works?
  • Do I have a right to apply for OW?


Downtown East Women Reclaim the Streets: Rally & March

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 17:30

Downtown East Women Reclaim the Streets: Rally & March

Thursday, June 23| 5:30PM | Regent Park Community Health Centre

In memory of women who have died on the streets - Stop the violence, Reclaim the Streets!

Becoming A Board Member

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 18:30

Curious about how people become board members?

Want to know what's involved in sitting on a non-profit's board?


"Katelynn's Principle" has far-reaching potential for transformational change

"Katelynn's Principle" would place children at the centre of the child welfare and youth justice system

The jury at Katelynn Sampson's inquest has delivered their verdict and made 173 recommendations that potentially strengthen the way in which we offer protection to all children in this province.

The Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth will strive to ensure that parties who have recommendations before them consider them carefully. 

What's next for accessibility?

Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN)

EnAbling Nonprofits Ontario is wrapping up!
And we've created a handy infographic for your nonprofit. 


May 31 - Serving people who are non-insured: practical tips & policy change

Please save the date!

Centre Talks presents:

Serving people who are non-insured: practical tips & policy change. Session 1 – Working with community health centres. Subsequent sessions will explore working with other types of providers.


When: Tuesday, May 31st from 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Where: 209 Victoria Street, room 240


Coordination Manager, FOCUS Toronto

United Way
Pay Type: 
Position type: 
Contract - full-time
Application deadline: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Contact name: 

Coordination Manager, FOCUS Toronto

Position Type: fulltime, 1 year contract
Location: Toronto, ON

About FOCUS Toronto:

Furthering Our Community by Uniting Services (FOCUS) is an innovative community safety and well-being initiative led by the City of Toronto, United Way Toronto & York Region and Toronto Police Service that aims to reduce harm, victimization and improve community resiliency and well-being.

Andrew Loku Coroner's Inquest Called

Andrew Loku Coroner's Inquest Called

As a result of pressure from many stakeholders, the Coroner's Office has indeed called for an inquest into the police shooting of Andrew Loku.  Here are a couple of news stories, and refer you to the Toronto Star
which has been featuring the SIU in the last week:

Andrew Loku Coroner Inquest's Decison Was Influenced by Protests


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