Hamilton Community Wellness Indicators - Social Wellness

Ontario Works (OW) caseloads

The number of caseloads (individuals and families) per month who receive Ontario Works (OW) financial and employment assistance in the the city of Hamilton.

In summary: Ontario Works Caseloads for September 2017 was 12,864 caseloads, down 70 caseloads (or 0.5%) versus August 2017 and down 53 caseloads (or 0.4%) versus September 2016.

Source: Ministry of Community and Social Services, Social Assistance & Municipal Operations Branch, Transition Reports
Note: New statistics are restated monthly due to retro active changes to cases.

 

Childcare fee subsidy waitlist

Number of children on the waitlist to receive a subsidy from the City of Hamilton for childcare fees.

In summary: The Child Care Fee Subsidy Waitlist for September 2017 is 124 children, down 82 children (or 39.8%) versus August 2017 at 206 children, and down 249 children (or 66.8%) versus September 2016 at 373 children.

Source: Ministry of Community and Social Services, Social Assistance & Municipal Operations Branch, Transition Reports

 

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) caseloads

Number of caseloads (individuals or families) per month who receive Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) benefits in the city of Hamilton.

In summary: ODSP Caseloads for September 2017 is 20,428 caseloads, up 359 caseloads  (or 1.8%) versus August 2017 and up 854 caseloads (or 4.4%) versus September 2016.

Source: Ministry of Community and Social Services, Social Assistance & Municipal Operations Branch, Transition Reports
Note: New statistics are restated monthly due to retro active changes to cases.

 

Social housing waitlist

Number of active households on the waitlist for City of Hamilton social housing providers' buildings.

In summary: The Social Housing Waitlist for September 2017 is 6,284 households, up 93 households (or 1.5%) versus August 2017 and up 266 households (or 4.4%) versus September 2016.  The Waitlist for September 2017 is up 12.7% since September 2014.

Source: City of Hamilton