Money Administers Note
Who Administers the Money?
ODSP (Ontario Disability Support Program) administers the income
support program funded by the Province of Ontario
OW (Ontario Works), aka Social Assistance aka Welfare is an income
support of last resort
Discrimination vs. Harassment Notes
Discrimination: Any practice that would deny an individual rights or
opportunities available to other members of society, inspired solely by the
fact that the individual is a member of a protected group.
Disability Determination Package (DDP) Notes
Disability Determination Package (DDP)
Health Status Report (yellow) (completed by any of: doctor,
registered nurse extended class, psychologist,
Activities of Daily Living In
There is a full-time Chief Commissioner
There are 12 part-time Commissioners.
Commissioners are appointed by Order-in-Council. Staff of the
Commission is appointed under the Public Service Act.
Note: At each stage an a
Contacting Inquiry Services and Complaint Notes
Any person in Ontario who wishes to make a Code-related complaint about
discrimination or harassment to the Commission has the right to do so.
(If a person believes he or she has been discriminated against,
Income, Earnings and Assets Notes
Income, Earnings and Assets
To Be Reported by the 7th of the Month for ODSP and the 21st of
the month for OW
All income including credit card cash advances:
Earnings, foreign pensions, child support, CAS support
Mediation and Investigation Notes
The Commission is impartial and does not take sides in the complaint.
Commission staff will work with both parties to try to settle the dispute if
possible. Voluntary and confidential mediation services by highl
Serving the Respondent Notes
Serving the Respondent
Once the complaint has been signed and returned to the Commission,
Commission staff will review it to make sure it meets Commission
standards and may contact the complainant for further information.
The Human Rights Tribunal Notes
The Human Rights Tribunal
The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (previously known as a Board of
Inquiry) hears evidence and decides whether or not discrimination occurred
and what needs to be done to remedy the situation and
Protected Areas Ontario Notes
Ontario's Human Rights Code, the first in Canada, was enacted in
The Ontario Human Rights Commission was established in 1961 to
administer the Code.
The Commission's mandate under the Code includes:
Participation Agreements (PA) Notes
Every adult person in the benefit unit is required to attend a meeting
with the OW caseworker to review finances, possible employment
readiness or barriers to employment
A Participation Agreement outlines a persons resp
ODSP Application Process Notes
ODSP Application Process
You can apply for ODSP in a number of ways:
Application through Ontario Works
If income is less than OW Income rate
Application directly to ODSP
Grand-parented from Family Benefits
Fast track applica
Conciliation is a process of discussing a settlement with parties after the
investigation has been completed and the findings disclosed to the parties.
If the parties come to a settlement, both will be required to sign a wr