Financial assistance

Programs to help you manage your electricity costs.

Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)

LEAP is a program that helps those who are struggling to pay past due bills or have already received a disconnection notice. It offers a one-time grant of up to $500.

In order to qualify, your household income has to be under a certain limit, as illustrated in the table below. 

LEAP qualification criteria by household income (after tax) and size

Income ($) Household Size
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
28,000 or less Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
28,001 - 39,000 No  No  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
39,001 - 48,000 No  No  No  No  Yes Yes Yes
48,001 - 52,000 No  No  No  No  No  No  Yes

How to apply for LEAP

Albion Neighbourhood Services L.A.M.P. (South Office)
185 Fifth Street
Toronto, ON
416-252-5990
Website: http://albionservices.ca
Albion Neighbourhood Services (North Office)
21 Panorama Court
Toronto, ON
416-740-3704
Website: http://albionservices.ca
COSTI Immigrant Services (Sheridan Mall)
1700 Wilson Avenue, Suite 114
Toronto, ON
416-244-0480
Website: http://costi.org
Neighbourhood Information Post
269 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, ON
416-924-2543
Website: http://nipost.org
The Housing Help Centre
2500 Lawrence Avenue East, Unit 204
Toronto, ON
416-285-8070
Website: http://thhc.org
The Neighbourhood Organization
10 Gateway Boulevard, Suite 104
Toronto, ON
416-424-2900
Website: http://tno-toronto.org
Unison
1651 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
416-653-5400
Website: http://unisonhcs.org

Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP)

OESP provides a monthly bill credit to those who qualify. Credit amount depends on:

  • How many people live in your home
  • Your total household income

OESP credit amounts by household income (after tax) and size

Income ($) Household Size
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
28,000 or less 45 45 51 57 63 75 75
28,001 - 39,000 0 40 45 51 57 63 75
39,001 - 48,000 0 0 35 40 45 51 57
48,001 - 52,000 0 0 0 0 35 40 45

Credit amounts for energy-intensive customers, defined as households that are reliant on electric heat or electricity-intensive medical devices, as well as Indigenous households.

OESP credits by household income (after tax) and size for energy intensive customers

Income ($) Household Size
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
28,000 or less 68 68 75 83 90 113 113
28,001 - 39,000 0 60 68 75 83 90 113
39,001 - 48,000 0 0 52 60 68 75 83
48,001 - 52,000 0 0 0 0 52 60 68

How to apply for OESP

Before submitting your application, have the following ready:

  • Your electricity bill
  • The names and birthdates of everyone in your home who are registered with the Canada Revenue Agency
  • Social insurance numbers, individual tax numbers or temporary taxation numbers for anyone over 16 years of age

Once you have the necessary information gathered, you can apply for OESP online.

Home Assistance Program (HAP)

HAP provides free home energy-efficient upgrades. If you qualify, you could get LED light bulbs, power bars, insulation and more. These upgrades improve home comfort and help lower your electricity bill.

More information on HAP can be found at the Save on Energy website.

AffordAbility Fund

AffordAbility Fund offers three levels of support to those looking to reduce their electricity bill.

Level 1

Home Energy Kit includes ENERGY STAR® light bulbs, power bars, night lights and more.

Level 2

  • A professional in-home assessment
  • Energy-Saving Plan
  • ENERGY STAR® appliances such as a refrigerator, window air conditioner and programmable thermostat

Level 3

Everything in level 2 plus:

  • Draftproofing
  • Attic and wall insulation
  • ENERGY STAR® heat pump

To apply, visit the AffordAbility Fund website.

Enbridge Gas Winterproofing Program

Eligible customers receive energy efficient-upgrades including insulation and draft proofing.

Visit the Enbridge Gas Home Waterproofing Program page to learn more.