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Community Resources for Patients and Families

Finances (money)

Help with bills


Credit Canada - Debt Management

For help with your debt problems and to learn ways to manage your money, call 1-800-267-2272 or (416) 228-3328 from Monday to Saturday.


Commissioner for Housing Equity (OCHE) - Eviction Prevention

For seniors (59 years or older) or a vulnerable tenants who has been given an eviction noticed for unpaid rent, call (416) 632-7999 from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm


Ontario Energy Board - Electricity Cost Subsidy

For low income families who need hep with electricity cost, call 1-855-831-8151


Toronto Rent Bank

For short-term help with rent and other housing costs, call (416) 397-7368

Help with childcare


Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD)

Monthly funding for low to moderate-income families to help cover the costs associated with caring for a child with special needs.


Child Care Free Subsidy

To help manage the costs of child care if you live in the City of Toronto. If you live outside of Toronto, access information here.


Disability Tax Credit (DTC)

Helps families reduce the amount of income tax they pay when caring for a child with special needs. Forms must be completed by a doctor.


Special Services at Home (SSAH)

Program provides support for respite care or personal development and growth activities like camps and swimming lessons. Open to everyone. Funding is based on need, other supports and services in your community and what supports you already receive.

Income help


Disability tax credit

For programs to help you pay less income tax


Employment Insurance (EI) benefits and leave

For help if you are temporarily off work or looking for a new job


Employment Services - CMHA

For help if you are temporarily off work or looking for a new job


Government of Canada - Tax clinics

For a list of free tax clinics in Ontario


JVS Toronto

For programs to help you prepare for and find a job as well as explore new careers


Ontario Disability Assistance Program (ODSP)

For help if you need help your living with a disability and need help with your expenses


Ontario Works (OW) Program

For income support as well as help finding, preparing for and keeping a job

Help with medicine


Low Income Seniors Co-Payment Drug Plan

For low-income seniors who cannot afford to pay the Ontario Drug Plan annual fee (deductible)


Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program

Funding for seniors who need prescription medicine


Trillium Drug Program

For help paying for prescription medicine if you are not already on the Ontario Drug Benefit