Caseload Size

Importance


The number of Hamilton families dependent on Ontario Works. Ontario Works cases can include singles, couples, parents with children and temporary care children.

Story behind the numbers


Caseloads are tracked monthly and inform the ratio of caseload to case managers among other staffing and program resources. Caseload numbers are reported monthly by the Province. A caseload can include single individuals, couples without children and families. The workload and complexity of interventions required to support and assist participants toward sustainable employment varies greatly within a caseload.

Performance improvements


The number of cases requiring Ontario Works in order to meet their basic daily needs. A reduction in this number reflects that more cases have achieved success in securing financial independence from Ontario Works.

Source: Ministry of Community and Social Services, Social Assistance Operations report 

Source: Ministry of Community and Social Services, Social Assistance Operations report 

Total monthly caseloads

Month/Year Total Caseloads
April 2012 13060
May 2012 13150
June 2012 13165
July 2012 12928
August 2012 12963
September 2012 12676
October 2012 12378
November 2012 12260
December 2012 12145
January 2013 12443
February 2013 12387
March 2013 12370
April 2013 12370
May 2013 12513
June 2013 12366
July 2013 12243
August 2013 12232
September 2013 12105
October 2013 11919
November 2013 11790
December 2013 11782
January 2014 12170
February 2014 12125
March 2014 12155
April 2014 12126
May 2014 12295
June 2014 12248
July 2014 12134
August 2014 12061
September 2014 11827
October 2014 11677
November 2014 11402
December 2014 11500
January 2015 11965
February 2015 11929
March 2015 12102
April 2015 12353
May 2015 12532
June 2015 12619
July 2015 12701
August 2015 12766
September 2015 12582
October 2015 12454
November 2015 12441
December 2015 12380
January 2016 12768
February 2016 12721
March 2016 12892
April 2016 12816
May 2016 12779
June 2016 12856
July 2016 12889
August 2016 12729
September 2016 12914
October 2016 12601
November 2016 12510
December 2016 12550
January 2017 12738
February 2017 12867
March 2017 12996
April 2017 12959
May 2017 12919
June 2017 12932
July 2017 12908
August 2017 12934
September 2017 12864
October 2017 12563
November 2017 12551
December 2017 12441
January 2018 12430
February 2018 12397
March 2018 12259
April 2018 12172