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The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a financial aid program that can make it easier for people to go to college or university.
The program offers funding for school through two categories:
The Ontario Trillium Benefit (OTB) helps people pay for energy costs and provides help with sales and property tax.
The Ontario Trillium Benefit is tax-free and combines the following: Ontario Sales Tax Credit, Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit, and Northern Ontario Energy Credit.
Ontario Works (OW) helps people who have pressing, short-term financial need. This program offers income support to help with the costs of basic needs and health benefits, as well as assistance to help you find, prepare for, and keep a job.
The Post-Secondary Student Support Program provides qualifying First Nation and Inuit students with funds to access education and job training opportunities at the post-secondary level.
This information is for individuals receiving Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program Income Support.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you and your family could get help with nutrition-related expenses.
This allowance may provide you with:
A Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is a long term savings plan that helps save for the financial future of people living with disabilities.
The RDSP consists of:
A Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) is a special savings account to help save for a child's education after high school. Anyone can open an RESP account for a child and put money ("contribute") into it—parents, guardians, grandparents, other relatives, or friends.
The Ontario Senior Homeowners' Property Tax Grant helps low-to-moderate income seniors with the cost of their property taxes. You may receive up to $500 each year.
Use the Ontario tax credit calculator to see how much of this grant and other money you could get from the province by filing your tax return.
For seniors, the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) program pays for a portion of the cost of approved prescription drugs. After paying your deductible, you are usually asked to pay up to $6.11 for each drug filled or refilled - this is called the "co-payment".