If you are an Ontario Works or Ontario Disability client in Niagara, you may be eligible for additional benefits.
Learn about the emergency one-time COVID-19 benefit for those already receiving social assistance.
Niagara Region Discretionary Health Benefits program provides financial assistance for emergency dental services and dentures.
Emergency assistance is available to you if you are not in receipt of social assistance to help you address issues that are detrimental to your health and well-being or to that of a member of your family. Emergency assistance allows for immediate financial help in a crisis or emergency.
A list of local housing programs and services, including shelters, addictions, emergency food, basic needs, utilities, medical, crisis situations, transportation, education and employment referrals.
The LEAP program helps young parents:
The Niagara Prosperity Initiative supports poverty reduction and prevention activities, including:
ProKids can assist with the cost of recreational and cultural programs for children and youth whose families are in receipt of social assistance, are eligible for subsidized child care or are tenants of Niagara Regional Housing.
Niagara Region provides financial assistance for costs related to a funeral and cremation or burial. An application to determine eligibility must be processed by Niagara Region before funeral arrangements are finalized.
We have a team of Ontario Works casemanagers and support staff dedicated to working with new immigrants to Niagara. These staff members have expertise in local resources to support the needs of newcomers.
We work in partnership with community organizations to provide support for immigrants to Niagara with income, education, employment and housing programs and services.
Temporary Care Assistance can help if you are looking after a child in financial need and you are not the child's birth or adoptive parent.