Ontario Works Directives

November 07 2017 - November 09 2017

Upcoming Sessions:

This interactive 3 day course provides the opportunity to understand and apply new Ontario Works Directives to real life case studies. The course will clarify the relevance of Directives related to applications, reapplications and financial assistance eligibility as it pertains to residency requirements, income exemptions and much more.

What you will learn:

An increased understanding of relevant Directives on application and reapplications, financial assistance eligibility as it pertains to residency requirements, and income and exemptions How to assess eligibility in various situations – under 18 recipients, post secondary students, those living with parents, dependent children, sponsored immigrants, and more. 

Tips on conducting employment information sessions and participation activities A better understanding of the ODSP referral process/reinstating and reapplication periods based upon adjudication process A reveiw of Ministry expectations on Home Visits, Emergency Assistance and Emergency Hostels for participants in our community Accessing the possibility of new considerations in participation agreements and employment planning

Who should attend:

Any Ontario Works frontline and management staff; planning committee members for Human Service Integration; staff whose role requires knowledge of the OW directives.

About the Trainer:

David Thomas, Social Assistance Trainer for OMSSA and independent consulting.

David Thomas has been involved in the area of policy, development and training for over 15 years. He works for the Region of Durham as policy and research analyst for the income and employment services division of the social services department.  David worked at OMSSA for a number of years and continues on occasion to develop and facilitate curriculum for OMSSA.  

Prior to David’s policy and training development he worked several years as a Caseworker and Employment Supervisor throughout the 1980’s. 

David has a degree in Adult Education, a diploma in Social Services and is currently working on his Masters of Education through Athabasca University.  

Location Details :

Training Centres of Canada
330 Bay Street, Suite 610
Toronto, ON, M5H 2S8

Accommodation Details :

OMSSA has a preferred rate (based on availability and demand), at the Chelsea Hotel, located at 33 Gerrard St. West.  

Room Type

Nov-Dec 2017

Chelsea Rooms


Deluxe Rooms


Club Rooms


Kitchenette Rooms


Please use this link to make your reservation.  

Cancellation and Sharing Policies :

Cancellation and Sharing Policies: Requests for refunds will be honoured, less a $50.00 administration fee, provided a written notice of cancellation and request for refund is received more than ten (10) business days prior to the event. When cancellation is received ten business days or less, no monies will be refunded. Persons who register but do not attend and fail to provide notice of cancellation are not eligible for a refund. Substitutions will be accepted up to and including the first day of the event. OMSSA reserves the right to cancel the program due to insufficient registrations and will be responsible for refunding the registration fee only. Registrants are advised not to make any non-refundable travel or accommodation arrangements until confirmation of the session is received in writing by OMSSA.