2. Bring someone with you for support

Beware of scams

People have been getting phone calls with a pre-recorded message telling them their Ontario Works account has been deleted.

This is a scam to trick you into sharing your personal information. If you get a call like that, hang up the phone. You can report these calls to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.

The (SBT) will usually let you have someone with you for support. This can be a family member, friend, or other support person.

Someone who comes with you for support is not allowed to speak at the hearing. So, if someone is coming with you as a witness, they can't be your support person as well.

The SBT can let your support person sit through the hearing with you. A witness has to wait outside the hearing room until they come in to give their .

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