Being out of work is stressful, and gaps between employment - much less meaningful, sustainable employment - are growing longer as the economy remains lean in the wake of financial recession. Managing the space between jobs and living well in the gaps is a set of skills and a mindset most effectivly practiced in community.
When you are between jobs, or unable to work, you may wish to access income supports in order to pay your bills and maintain the necessities of life. Accessing income support - usually considered a limited income - in cooperation with the resources and tips compiled in the Living Frugally section on this website can help you practice living well with less.
Please see the links section for information regarding
- Employment Insurance (EI)
- Ontario Works (OW)
- Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)