This measures the number of families who no longer require financial support from Ontario Works because they have gained employment.
Story behind the numbers
People receiving Ontario Works are required to look for work or participate in employment activities. Staff assist recipients with enrollment in employment training, volunteer work, skills training programs and/or completing education. These activities positively contribute to the individuals’ experience and increase opportunity to secure employment.
Each case leaving Ontario Works for employment represents one individual / couple or family with children that now earns more than the Ontario Works threshold amount due to employment.
Increasing the number of cases who have exited Ontario Works due to employment indicates that these families / couples / individuals have gained employment and now earn more than the Ontario Works threshold amount. Staff continue to work with Ontario Works recipients, employers, training programs and community agencies to improve this measure.
Number of cases exiting OW due to employment
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DATA NOTE: The Citizen Dashboard is in the process of being converted into an Open Data format, linking the Citizen Dashboard with Open Hamilton. During this conversion, the data on the Citizen Dashboard will not be updated quarterly, resulting in some data being out of date. The conversion is underway and is expected to be fully completed by June 2019.
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