Provincial spoiled food compensation program

Provincial spoiled food compensation program

December 30, 2013

The Province of Ontario has announced a program to compensate Ontario residents for food spoiled as a result of the ice storm. Information about the program is provided below.

Who
Families in need are eligible to receive a $100 grocery gift card.
Individuals in need are eligible to receive a $50 grocery gift card.

What
You can collect a grocery gift card by visiting an Ontario Works office.

You must bring confirmation of your address and you will be asked to declare the number of people in their household.

Residents who are on Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program and are unable to reach an Ontario Works office can contact their caseworker directly.

Where
One of 15 Ontario Works Toronto offices.

When
In Toronto, the program begins Tuesday, December 31, 2013 and will end on Friday, January 3, 2014.

Offices will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on December 31 and January 3, with extended hours from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on January 2, 2014.

A map of Ontario Works offices in Toronto can be found here.