Assistance With
Household Energy Costs

Family Counselling Centre of Brant is the designated service agency for the Ontario Energy Support Program (OESP), Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP), and Union Gas. Each of these programs provides financial assistance to eligible low-income households.

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OESP

OESP

If you are a customer of an electricity utility and are in a lower-income home, you may qualify for a reduction on your electricity bill. The OESP will reduce the cost of your household electricity by applying a monthly credit directly to your bill. The credit amount will depend on how many people live in your home and your combined household income. Applications can be made on-line at ontarioelectricitysupport.ca If you need assistance in completing your application for the OESP, contact us to make an appointment.

emergency financial assistance

LEAP and UGEAP

These programs provide emergency financial assistance in the form of a one-time grant towards your electricity or natural gas bill for those who are temporarily unable to make ends meet in an emergency situation. They also impose special rules that utilities have to follow when dealing with customers with limited finances; for example, waiving security deposits, allowing longer payment times and more. Funding for this program is provided by the utilities and may be limited. Applications are taken and approved on a first come, first served basis, beginning in January of each year. Contact us for an appointment.

 

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