Landlord and Tenancies Board
The Landlord and Tenancy Board resolves conflicts and disputes between landlords and tenants and provides information on rights and responsibilities.
Phone: 1-888-332-3234 or 416-645-8080
Ontario Association of Credit Counseling Services
Non profit credit counseling in Ontario.
Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
Understanding your credit report and credit score. An overview of credit reports, published by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
My Money Coach
How to get your free credit report and check your credit score. Education and support around saving money and making smart financial choices.
Credit Counselling Society
Provides counselling, support and education for dealing with debt.
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC)
The CAFC is Canada’s central agency for information on complaints concerning mass marketing fraud (i.e., telemarketing), advance fee fraud (e.g., West African letters), Internet fraud and identification theft.
RCMP: Seniors Guidebook to Safety and Security
The Seniors Guidebook to Safety and Security has much advice for seniors about security from fraud.
The Better Business Bureau (BBB)
Making the marketplace more trustworthy. The BBB helps resolve disputes between consumers and businesses. It also provides business ratings and reporting.
Ontario Child Benefit – for children under 13 or under 18 (special needs)
Universal Child Care Benefit Canada Child Tax Bene t Children with Special Needs
Rec Program Subsidies
Access to recreation for low income families in Ontario. Connect with local municipalities for more information on regional specific programs.
Landlord and Tenant Board
The LTB resolves disputes between landlords and tenants, and eviction applications led by nonprofit housing co-operatives. The LTB also provides information about the Residential Tenancies Act.
Utility Support (OESP)
Applies a credit directly to your electricity bill.
Low Income Energy Assistance program
One-time payment, if qualified, directly to a household natural gas account.
Tenant insurance protects your furniture and belongings. If there is an accidental fire or other mishap. Insurance is not expensive to buy. It can cover most of the cost of replacing your things.
Find out more: Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario
Health Canada – Dealing with Mould, Dampness and Humidity
This resource explains how to deal with mould. It also presents research on Canadians’ health and air quality.
Fire Prevention Canada
The national voice of fire prevention education in Canada.
Safe at Home
Tips and information to help protect Canadians from the dangers of re and carbon monoxide (CO). Safe at Home also a Fire Safety Campaign called “By First Nations for First Nations.”