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The GST/HST credit is a tax-free quarterly payment that helps individuals and families with low or modest incomes cancel all or part of GST or HST taxes they've paid.
Per year, you could get up to:
The Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) is an additional monthly non-taxable benefit to Old Age Security (OAS) recipients who have low income and live in Canada.
The Hardship Fund provides financial assistance to help Toronto residents pay for special health-related items, such as eyeglasses, emergency dental work, medication, medical items (walkers, hearing aids, hospital beds and more), or funeral expenses.
The Healthy Smiles Program is an Ontario government-funded basic dental program providing preventive and early treatment services for children and youth in low income families, who are 17 years of age or under.
If eligible, your children will get regular dental services at no cost to you.
The Home and Vehicle Modification Program provides funding for basic home and/or vehicle modifications. This program helps permanent Ontario residents with a significant impairment expected to last one year or more, with their disability management.
By reducing or eliminating life safety risks, these modifications enable children and adults with mobility restrictions to:
The Housing Stabilization Fund (HSF) helps Toronto residents who receive Ontario Works or income support through the Ontario Disability Support Program with money for emergency housing needs.
If you don't receive social assistance and have an emergency housing need, contact The Toronto Rent Bank for help.
The Indigenous Bursaries Search Tool is a searchable list of 688 bursaries, scholarships, and incentives across Canada.
Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) gives emergency financial help to those who have low income and are behind on paying their electricity and gas bills or have been disconnected.
You could get up to $500 in emergency assistance for electricity bills ($600 if your home is heated electrically) and $500 for gas bills.
The non-refundable Low-income Individuals and Families Tax Credit has been introduced for eligible individuals with employment income. Employment income is income shown in box 14 of the T4 slip.