Jill Andrew MPP, Toronto–St. Paul's

Government of Ontario

Services and Assistance

At the beginning of the application process, you will receive information about the Ontario Disability Support Program/Ontario Works. You will also be told which information and documents may be needed to complete the application process. You will need:

  • Health Card Number
  • Proof of Identity and Date of Birth
  • Employment History/Information
  • Income and Asset Statements
  • Shelter Costs
  • Status in Canada and Dependent Information

The application process is completed in person at your local ODSP/Ontario Works office. You will be required to complete and sign all necessary forms, including the application for assistance, and a participation agreement outlining the specific employment activities you may participate in. You will also need to provide any required information and documents.

A resident of Ontario must have a health card to show that he or she is entitled to health care services paid for by OHIP. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care pays for a wide range of services, however, it does not pay for services that are not medically necessary, such as cosmetic surgery.

Eligibility for OHIP

Ontario residents are eligible for provincially funded health coverage (OHIP). Generally, to be eligible for Ontario health coverage you must be:

  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident or among one of the newcomer to Canada groups who are eligible for OHIP as set out in Ontario’s Health Insurance Act ; and
  • Physically present in Ontario for 153 days in any 12-month period; and
  • Physically present in Ontario for at least 153 days of the first 183 days immediately after establishing residency in the province; and
  • Make your primary place of residence in Ontario.

OHIP coverage normally becomes effective three months after the date you establish residency in Ontario. The ministry strongly encourages new and returning residents to purchase private health insurance in case you become ill during the OHIP waiting period.

Finding a Family Doctor – Health Care Connect

Health Care Connect helps Ontarians who are without a family health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner) to find one. People without a family health care provider are referred to a family doctor or a nurse practitioner who is accepting new patients in their community. To find out more information about Health Care Connect, click here.

Finding Long-term Care

Arranging care for yourself or a family member will involve a number of steps. This section of the website describes the process for arranging care, and the role you can play in the process. See the Arranging Care page for more details.

Your local Local Health Integration Network can help. LHIN are provincially-funded agencies that provide Long-Term Care information and referral services in your area. The information is provided free of charge. To locate the LHIN nearest you, use our LHIN locator.

To find a suitable long-term care home, this search engine will help you. If you require any assistance with finding a long-term care space, please contact my office.

Your first point of contact for help with applying for OSAP is the Financial Aid Office of the school you are applying to. Out-of-province students can get help by calling 1-877-OSAP411 (1-877-672-7411) during business hours.

Find out more about how OSAP can help you pay for your education.

Click here and here for more information.

Find your closest Service Ontario location here.

General Inquiry: 416-466-5758
Driver & Vehicle Inquiry: 1-800-387-3445

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Wednesday, Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.,
Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.,
Sat 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

HUMEWOOD HOUSE
40 Humewood Drive (Humewood and St. Clair Ave W)

Services for pregnant and parenting young women 
Pre and post-natal residential services, high school education program, infant daycare, transitional and supportive housing, parenting, nutrition and life-skills training, incidivudal and family counselling, food bank and donations

www.humewoodhouse.com
information@humewoodhouse.com

LGBT YOUTHLINE
Phone/virtual

Assistance for youth of all sexual and gender identities.  Anonymous peer support, referrals and resources over the phone or chat

www.youthline.ca
Talk: 416.962.9688
Text: 647.694.4275
askus@youthline.ca

LIGHTHOUSE
1008 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5R 3G7

Non-profit organization  Multiservice Christian centre
* advocacy * information and referral * settlement services and orientation for refugees and immigrants * life skills * assistance in accessing government and community services * income tax clinic * individual and family counselling * case management for assaulted women * parenting groups *

http://lighthousecentre.ca/
(416) 535-6262
info@lighthousecentre.ca

MIDAYNTA COMMUNITY SERVICES 
1992 Yonge St, Ste 203, Toronto, ON M4S 1Z7 (Yonge & Eglinton)

Midaynta provides settlement services and other programs that advances education by providing courses, seminars, meetings, counseling and other support services for refugees, immigrants and youths in need. 

www.midaynta.com
416-544-1992
info@midaynta.com


MOORELANDS COMMUNITY SERVICES
Merton St, Ste 501, Toronto, ON M4S 1B1

Moorelands is a children's charity that teaches kids from low-income, Toronto neighbourhoods 250 • After school programs * leadership programs * baby bundles program for new mothers * Christmas sharing program * Moorelands Wilderness Camp in Dorset

www.moorelands.ca
416-466-9987
info@moorelands.ca

SKILLS FOR CHANGE
791 St. Clair Ave W. (St. Clair W. and Arlington Ave.)

Youth Programming  Life skills training, employment, leadership skills

https://skillsforchange.org/youth/
416-658-3101


SKYLARK
255-40 Orchard View Blvd (Yonge & Eglinton)

Mental health promotion for young people  Individual and family counselling (mental health issues, family conflict, school-related stress, social isolation and peer-related stress, bullying, emotion regulation, trauma, relationship conflicts) http://

www.skylarkyouth.org/
info@skylarkyouth.org


ST. ALBAN’S BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
843 Palmerston Ave

Programming for children, youth and adults
Social and recreation programs, day camps, after school clubs, homework clubs, computer clubs, substance abuse, prevention leadership training, literacy

www.stalbansclub.ca
416-534-8461

ST. STEPHEN’S COMMUNITY
91 Bellevue Avenue

Programming for children, newcomers, seniors and youth
Youth services, employment & training centre, housing and homelessness services, conflict & resolution training, newcomer services, etc.

https://www.sschto.ca
416-925-2103 Ext. 1255
info@sschto.ca

THE ANNIE JOHNSTON HEALTH STATION
2398 Yonge Street (Yonge & Eglinton)

Primary health care serving a catchment area of Highway 401 to Bloor Street and Bathurst Avenue to Bayview Avenue (must live or go to school in the catchment) Youth health clinic (including free and confidential sexual health services), individual and family counselling, leadership training programs and volunteer opportunities

http://www.ajhs.ca/primary-health-care-services/youth-health-clinic
416-486-8666
info@ajhs.ca

THE STOP COMMUNITY
1884 Davenport Road

The Stop is a community hub offering a broad range of programs that provide healthy food, foster social connections, build food skills, and promote civic engagement. Youth Program provides opportunities for young people 14+ to grow, cook, and share healthy food, and to understand sustainable food systems and the root causes of hunger and poverty from a social justice perspective. It prioritizes young people that are racialized, Indigenous, newcomers, 2SLGBTQ, etc. in the Davenport West and St. Clair/Christie communities.

thestop.org
(416) 652-7867

WYCHWOOD OPEN DOOR
St Matthew's United Church, 729 St Clair Ave W

Open to all, including homeless and socially isolated persons

  • Drop-in
  • breakfast, lunch
  • clothing
  • social and recreational programs
  • life skills
  • community and health information
  • peer advocates provide help with social assistance, housing and legal issues

http://wychwood.mantis.biz
647-352-3513
wychwoodopendoor@gmail.com