United Way Simcoe Muskoka - Low-income Energy Assistance Program

Site: Telephone Service

Service: Financial Assistance

Description & Services
Description (Agency) Provides financial assistance to individuals who are in arrears with Hydro One and/or Union Gas
Description (Service)
  • Provides financial assistance to individuals who are in arrears with Hydro One (electricity) or Union Gas (natural gas) 
  • Offers assistance up to $500 towards arrears (paid directly to the utility company) or up to $600 for electrically-heated homes
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility
  • Low-income individuals 
  • Must be an existing customer of the utility 
  • Individuals who are in arrears or have a disconnection notice 
  • Account must be in applicants name 
  • Applicant must reside at the address on the account
 
Note: Individuals who are not able to sustain the energy costs following assistance will not be eligible
Application NOTE: there is both a pre-screening and an application process

 
Call toll-free number to begin the pre-screening process

 
The following documentation may 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 members 18 years of age and older 
  • Bank statement from the most recent month
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone 1-855-487-5327
E-Mail leap@unitedwaygsc.ca
Website www.unitedwaygsc.ca/
Located In Community Barrie
Address Barrie, ON
 
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Physical Access Not Applicable
Other Details
Legal Status (80) United Way
Funding Private