Helping Hands

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.

Helping Hands provides home support to eligible low income senior citizens (65 and older) and the disabled, allowing them to remain in their own home environment. It also provides Ontario Works and ODSP participants an opportunity to learn new skills, create a current work history and gain the necessary skills to find and keep employment.


  • House cleaning
  • Rug shampooing
  • Window cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Air conditioner installation
  • Spring/ Fall yard clean-up
  • Lawn and yard maintenance
  • Snow shovelling
  • Packing


Information and Supporting Documents

Eligibility is based on need and financial ability. You will need to provide:

  • Income - Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Old age Security (OAS) other earnings, pensions
  • Assets - cash, bank accounts, Registered Retirement Saving Plans (RRSP), stocks, bonds, secondary property, etc.

List of supporting documents:

How to Complete an Application

Make sure you have all the documents ready as listed above. A Helping Hands Training Coordinator will need to visit your home to complete the application and answer any questions.

Apply by phone at 905-546-3057
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Contact Helping Hands

Phone: 905-546-3057
Fax: 905-546-2197

Office Location
181 Main Street West, 3rd floor
Hamilton, Ontario
L8P 4S1

Office Hours
Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 4:30 pm