Social Assistance (Welfare) Fraud
The Ottawa Police Service investigates frauds involving Ontario Works (Social Assistance (Welfare) Fraud) only after an investigation has been conducted by Ontario Works.
If you know or suspect that someone is committing fraud in relation to any of the Ontario Works Assistance Programs, contact:
The Provincial Hot Line for complaints at 1-800-394-7867
They will conduct a full investigation and determine if the matter should be brought to the attention of the police for criminal investigation purposes. The Ottawa Police Service will not initiate criminal investigations until a full and comprehensive investigation is completed by the complainant agency.