IMPORTANT NOTE: On Jan 12, 2021, the Ontario Government declared a State of Emergency and issued a stay-at-home order, which came into effect Jan 14, 2021 and will last until at least Feb 11, 2021

Services listed below may be impacted in response to increased restrictions. Please contact agencies or programs listed here prior to visiting in person in order to receive up to date information on services

Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2008
Funding Grants ; United Way
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) This listing describes the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) credit, and where to get emergency help to pay a utility bill 
 
 
ONTARIO ELECTRICITY SUPPORT PROGRAM (OESP)  
Applies $35-$113 credit directly on each monthly hydro bill for those below the Low Income Measure cutoff 
* to apply call 1-855-831-8151 (Mon-Fri 8 am-9 pm) or see website here 
* if you need help applying call Salvation Army, Burlington Community and Family Services, 905-637-3893 or St. Christopher's Anglican Church, Open Doors Program 905-634-1809 
 
 
EMERGENCY HELP TO PAY UTILITY BILLS 
1. Housing Stability Fund (one-time assistance for gas or hydro bills) 
* contact Halton Region at 905-825-6000 or see separate listing here 
 
2. Energy Assistance Program (one-time emergency help for Union Gas bills) 
* provides a one-time grant (up to $500) for those behind on payments and at risk for disconnection 
* to apply contact United Way Simcoe Muskoka, 1-855-487-5327 or see website here 
 
3. LEAP Program (one-time emergency help for electricity/hydro bills) 
* to apply contact Salvation Army, Burlington Community and Family Services, 905-637-3893
Hours Vary by program
Areas Served Burlington
Eligibility Low-income households only
Application See details for each program, above
Languages English
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Burlington
Physical Access Not Applicable
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Income Programs ; Topic Guides
HCSD Sub Heading Assistance Programs ; Special Topics
Service Categories Utility Assistance

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