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Financial Assistance

Credit Counselling

Non-profit and business organizations that provide credit and financial counselling, debt management, consumer proposals, money management, education and budgeting assistance to consumers and businesses.

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Employment Insurance

Federal and provincial financial assistance programs for individuals who are temporarily unemployed. Community Legal Clinics can also help low-income individuals with their application for government assistance programs and Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) claims.

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Federal Government Social Assistance Programs

Federal social assistance programs such as Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement, disability benefits, survivor benefits, caregiver benefits, etc. There are a wide variety of programs that depend on your situation.

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Financial assistance programs for seniors

Government social assistance programs for seniors which include Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Canada Pension Plan and other supports. These also include Indigenous social assistance supports.

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Ontario Government Social Assistance Programs

Ontario social assistance programs (can also called social assistance or welfare) such as Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program which provide financial help. Also included are programs if you need to appeal an application’s denial of benefits and government subsidized prescription drug benefits programs.

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Other Financial Assistance Programs

Miscellaneous programs that provide financial support for those eligible. For example, social service clubs grants, property tax relief, medical expense programs, recreation programs, training expense help and health services which provide financial support for certain health conditions.

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Rent and Housing Assistance Programs

Financial relief and loans for rent, first and last deposit, subsidized rent from rent banks and housing programs.

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Utility Assistance Programs

Financial assistance to pay electricity, gas and water bills with the help utility financial assistance programs.

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Workers Compensation

Government programs, such as Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), that provides income replacement/compensation, vocational rehabilitation, occupational therapy and retraining for injured workers.

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