Description & Services
Public Comments Applications that have been denied can be appealed.
Description (Service)
  • Provides financial assistance to individuals who are in arrears with Northern Ontario Wires 
  • Offers a assistance up to $500 towards arrears (paid directly to the utility company)
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:15 pm, Sep-Jun 
Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-3:45 pm, Jul-Aug
Areas Served Cochrane ; Driftwood ; Genier ; Norembega
Eligibility
  • Low-income individuals 
  • Must be an existing customer of Northern Ontario Wires 
  • Individuals who are in arrears or have a disconnection notice 
  • Account must be in applicants name
 
Note: Individuals who are not able to sustain the energy costs following assistance will not be eligible
Application Contact agency to start the application process 
 
The following documentation will be required: 
  • Current utility bill 
  • Disconnection notice (if applicable)  
  • 2 pieces of ID for the applicant and 1 piece for all other household members 
  • Copy of rental receipt, lease or mortgage document 
  • Proof of household income for all member 18 years of age and older 
  • Bank statement from the most recent month
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-272-4214
Toll Free Phone 1-888-626-1538
Fax 705-272-2883
Website www.cdssab.on.ca
Primary Contact Barbara Millions, Ontario Works Program Manager; Phone: 705-266-1213; Fax: 705-268-8290; Email: millionb@cdssab.on.ca
Located In Community Cochrane
Address 149 5th Ave
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
 
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Intersection 5th Ave and 3rd St
Mailing Address PO Box 338 
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Parking -- Accessible; Entrance -- Not Accessible; Washroom -- Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (20) Regional Government
Funding Provincial - Ontario Energy Board ; Donations ; Private