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Attention Ontario Works Recipients – Regarding CERB

Attention Ontario Works Recipients

Important information relating to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

All applicants and recipients who meet the criteria for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) must apply for the CERB benefit.  Ontario Works requires that you pursue all financial resources available.

If you have applied or currently are in receipt of CERB payments, you must declare these payments to your case manager for May’s entitlement.  CERB payments may affect your present or past eligibility.

Income statements are not required to be submitted to the office but you must declare all income to your case manager.

Any questions pertaining to your eligibility or continued eligibility can be made by calling or emailing your case manager or by calling switchboard at 705-759-5266.

To apply for CERB, contact for information or telephone 1-800-959-2019 or 1-800-959-2041. CERB criteria can be found on the Government of Canada website or by calling 1-833-966-2099 for general information.

Please stay safe, stay home and stay well.