New Cases

Importance


The number of Hamilton families applying for Ontario Works.

Story behind the numbers


New cases are tracked monthly and are provided to the City of Hamilton by the Province. An increased rate of new applications received is a reflection of labour market trends, changes in family situation and the financial impact precarious employment has on individuals and/or their families.

Performance improvements


A decrease in the number of Ontario Works applications monthly would reflect a positive upward trend in the labour market, individuals securing an alternate source of income, family reunification etc.

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

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

Total new cases, per month

Monthly caseload for the past 12 months (with 5 years history)

Month/Year Applications received
April 2012 1127
May 2012 1246
June 2012 1040
July 2012 1119
August 2012 1074
September 2012 966
October 2012 1065
November 2012 1182
December 2012 777
January 2013 1354
February 2013 1049
March 2013 902
April 2013 1137
May 2013 1084
June 2013 926
July 2013 1092
August 2013 1025
September 2013 1016
October 2013 1036
November 2013 1019
December 2013 873
January 2014 1313
February 2014 966
March 2014 1045
April 2014 1079
May 2014 1086
June 2014 977
July 2014 993
August 2014 939
September 2014 952
October 2014 871
November 2014 779
December 2014 771
January 2015 1042
February 2015 862
March 2015 954
April 2015 894
May 2015 897
June 2015 893
July 2015 815
August 2015 822
September 2015 857
October 2015 839
November 2015 912
December 2015 736
January 2016 1111
February 2016 907
March 2016 924
April 2016 967
May 2016 976
June 2016 888
July 2016 839
August 2016 918
September 2016 881
October 2016 829
November 2016 974
December 2016 828
January 2017 1229
February 2017 867
March 2017 867
April 2017 788
May 2017 917
June 2017 856
July 2017 676
August 2017 710
September 2017 698
October 2017 687
November 2017 751
December 2017 505
January 2018 861
February 2018 595
March 2018 622
April 2018 668