Reporting Ontario Works Fraud

If you think someone is taking advantage of a social assistance program, you are able to report a suspected case of fraud. If you are unsure of what constitutes fraud, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions- Reporting Welfare Fraud on the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.

While there are many people who genuinely need our help, there are unfortunately some who take unfair advantage of social assistance programs. The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services is committed to ensuring that the supports offered by these programs are provided to those who need it most.

Reporting Fraud:


Phone: 1-800-394-7867

Fax: 1-866-681-3154

Mail: Ministry of Community & Social Services Welfare Fraud Hotline Box 333 Toronto ON M7A 1E9

or fill out the Online Form to report a suspected case of fraud.

Ministry staff are bound by the privacy and confidentiality requirements of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and cannot discuss the details of a fraud investigation with the person who filed the complaint.

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