Affordable Transit Pass Program

Ontario Works Social Assistance Cheques

Postal service has resumed. January social assistance cheques will be mailed in time to arrive by the end of December.
Ontario Works recipients who regularly receive social assistance payments by direct deposit will continue to have their funds deposited into their bank account.

For more information, call Ontario Works at 905-546-4800.

The Affordable Transit Pass program allows eligible residents to purchase an Adult Monthly Transit Pass for half price. There is a limited number of passes available. They are sold on a first come, first serve basis.

Who can apply for the Affordable Transit Pass program?

To qualify for the Affordable Transit Pass program, you must meet all of the following:

  • You live in the City of Hamilton
  • You are currently working in a full time, part time or casual position. This does not include those who are self-employed.
  • You are between the ages of 18 to 64 years. This does not include those who qualify for HSR’s student or senior fares.
  • You receive assistance from Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program but do not receive transportation costs for other activities (e.g. medical transportation);
    Your family income falls below the 2006 Statistics Canada Low-Income Cut-Off for your family size (see table below), you can provide last year’s Notice of Assessment from the Canada Revenue Agency and four recent, consecutive pay stubs.

2006 Statistics Canada Low-Income Cut-Off

Family Size Income (after taxes)
1 $17,570
2 $21,384
3 $26,628
4 $33,221
5 $37,828
6 $41,953
7+ $46,077