Child care

Child Care Fee Subsidy

Get help to pay for the care of your child under 12 years old.

Ontario Child Benefit

Helps parents with the cost of raising their children under 18 years old.

Temporary Care Assistance

If you are looking after a child in financial need and you are not the child’s legal caregiver, you may be able to get money on behalf of the child.

Ontario Child Care Tax Credit

Find out if you are eligible to receive a personal income tax credit to help with child care costs.

Dental

Healthy Smiles Ontario

Children 17 years old and under from low-income households may qualify to receive preventive, routine, and emergency dental services for free.

Education

OSAP: Ontario Student Assistance Program

How to apply for money that can help you pay for a college or university education.

Employment

Low-Income Workers Tax Credit

If you're a low-income worker, find out if you could get personal income tax relief through the Low-Income Workers Tax Credit.

Employment Ontario: Find a job

A one-stop service that connects people looking for work with employers looking for workers.

Second Career

Skills training and financial support to help laid-off workers find work in high-demand occupations.

Ontario Works

If you qualify, Ontario Works can help cover the costs of your basic needs (e.g. food) and housing costs while helping you prepare for and find a job.

ODSP: Ontario Disability Support Program

Income and employment support to help people with disabilities and their families to live as independently as possible in their communities.

Women in Skilled Trades and Information Technology Training

Pre-apprenticeship training in the skilled trades and training in information technology to low-income women.

Employment Training for Abused and at-Risk Women

Employment training for women who have experienced abuse or are at risk of abuse to develop new skills, find employment, and achieve economic security.

Health

Long-Term Care Home Rate Reduction Program

If you require long-term care but don’t have enough income to pay for a basic room, you may be eligible for a subsidy.

Assistive Devices Program

If you or your child has a long-term physical disability, you can apply for help to pay for some needed equipment and supplies.

ODB: Ontario Drug Benefit Program

Find out if the cost of your prescription drugs are covered by the province.

Reduced Co-payment for Lower Income Seniors

Depending on your annual income, you may be able to have the ODB $100 annual deductible waived and have your co-payment reduced to $2 per prescription.

Trillium Drug Program

If you have high prescription drug costs and a low household income, you may be able to pay $2 or less for every prescription.

Housing

Seniors’ Home Safety Tax Credit

Find out if you’re eligible for a tax credit to help you make your home safer and more accessible.

Home and Vehicle Modification Program

You could get money to help with the cost of making your home and vehicle more accessible if you or your child has a disability that restricts mobility.

Northern Ontario Energy Credit

This credit helps Northern Ontario residents with the higher energy costs they face living in the north. The credit is part of the Ontario Trillium Benefit.

Ontario Electricity Support Program

This credit lowers electricity bills for lower-income households by providing a credit directly to your monthly bill. OESP eligibility is based on household income and household size.

Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit

This credit helps low- to moderate-income individuals and families with property taxes and the sales tax on energy. The credit is part of the Ontario Trillium Benefit.

Ontario Senior Homeowners' Property Tax Grant

If you are 64+ years old and own a home, you could get up to $500 to help with the cost of property taxes.

Affordable Housing and Homelessness Prevention Programs

Low to moderate income households may be eligible for housing assistance. Please contact your local Service Manager to see if you’re eligible.

Legal help

Fee Waiver: Court or Enforcement Fees

If you cannot afford to pay court or enforcement fees you can request a fee waiver that can be applied to most fees in civil and small claims court proceedings, and family law cases.

Mandatory Mediation Access Plan

You may have an opportunity to settle certain civil actions and estate matters outside of court in Toronto, Ottawa and Windsor with the help of a mediator.

Family Justice Services

Families facing separation and/or divorce can access a variety of family justice services at low or no cost.

Legal Aid

Access a range of legal services for low-income individuals.

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Updated: August 19, 2021
Published: February 19, 2013