Helping Hands Program


Helping Hands provides a full-time temporary work placement of 26 weeks to participants of the Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). Participants provide home support to senior citizens and persons with disabilities, enabling them to remain independent in their own home environment. The purpose of Helping Hands is two-fold – it provides a valuable community service and offers OW/ODSP participants the opportunity to gain beneficial work experience and essential job retention skills

Ontario Works Employment Development Counsellors, Case Manager may refer participants to the Helping Hands program as a means of work-hardening, skill development and employment preparation.

Eligibility Requirements

ODSP Client
Ontario Works Participant


Low income