Are you currently receiving Ontario Works assistance?
Interested in starting your own business?

Do you have the necessary skills & experience?

Then the Ontario Works Self Employment Program may be for you!

The City of London Ontario Works office, in conjunction with the London Small Business Centre, offers a program that assists participants in becoming self-employed.
The Ontario Works Self Employment Program is designed to help clients start and operate their businesses by providing business planning workshops and advisory support.

In the program, you will:
•   Create a successful plan to start/grow your business
•   Enhance your business skills
•   Gain access to helpful resources
•   Develop business contacts
•   Access ongoing support for up to 60 weeks

To Apply:

The first step to apply is to attend an online orientation session. This session will discuss the program's content, time commitment, and other necessary information. At this time, OW recipients can self-refer to the program and orientation session by registering here and awaiting your email!

 *To qualify for this program, you must be a resident of London, Ontario, who is currently receiving financial support from Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) 

Register for Upcoming Orientation Sessions

Register here: October 18th - 10 a.m.

*After registering, you will receive an email with the link for the session. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive it.

If you have questions that cannot wait until the orientation, please contact the Program Coordinator David Proudfoot at