Supports for Individuals

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On this page, we have outlined supports available for individuals. 

Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit

Employers are now required to provide eligible employees with up to three days of paid infectious disease emergency leave because of certain reasons related to COVID-19.

Find more information here.

Financial Help for Basic Needs

If you are in a crisis or emergency situation, need help paying for food and housing, and are not already on Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), you can apply for emergency assistance.

Find more information here.

Help for Electricity Bills

We are providing long-term electricity bill relief for Ontarians in a number of ways.

Find more information here.

Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)

To support Ontarians through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is once again temporarily increasing the flexibility of LEAP.

Find more information here.

OSAP – Repayment Assistance Plan

You can apply to lower your monthly loan payments for six months at a time through the Repayment Assistance Plan.

Find more information here.

Coverage for the FreeStyle Libre 2 System

The Ontario government is now providing coverage for the FreeStyle Libre 2 system, the latest flash glucose monitoring system to become available, under the province’s publicly-funded drug program.

Find more information here.

Other Provincial Support

Click here to get help navigating Ontario’s health care system and connecting with the programs or services you’re looking for 

Click here for more info on what financial, mental health and other supports are available during COVID-19 visit: 

Federal Supports

Employment Insurance (EI) program

Mortgage payment deferral

For more info on Federal Supports visit: Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan