Translation - Explanation and Caution

The County of Lanark is offering text and website translation services provided by Google Translate™, a free service currently offering over 50 languages. Our goal is to assist English as a Second Language (ESL) users with a way to understand the programs, services, and information provided by Lanark County.

Please note that NOT all text may be translated correctly or be translated at all. You agree that when a translation is complete, you assume the risk of any inaccuracies, errors, and omissions therein. You agree that the County of Lanark shall NOT be held responsible or liable for any damages or losses that may result from your reliance upon or use of Google Translate™.

Family Support

Child Support:

Effective February 1, 2017, an Ontario Works participant is no longer required to pursue child support as a condition of eligibility. Participants are required to advise their caseworker of any child support payments they may receive.

Spousal Support:

An Ontario Works participant is required to make a reasonable effort to pursue spousal support. Reasonable efforts may include attending court appointments, and providing Ontario Works staff with current information.

How can our staff help?

The Ontario Works Caseworker provides information and support but is not a lawyer and does not provide legal advice or attend court.

The Ontario Works Caseworker can:

  • Review current court orders or support agreements to ensure they meet Federal Child Support guidelines
  • Support you in completing court applications
  • Provide information packages and list of resources
  • Liaise with the Family Responsibility Office (FRO)



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