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Financial Assistance

The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE) is a community based legal clinic for low-income senior citizens. ACE provides direct legal services to low-income seniors, public legal education, and engages in law reform activities. ACE services and activities are in relation to areas of law of special importance to the seniors' population.

Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Retirement Pension

This pension is a monthly payment available to contributors who are at least 60 years of age.Your contributions also provide you and your dependents with basic financial protection in cases of disability or death. (Canadian/National)

Estimate your total retirement income from government pensions, employee pensions, RRSPs and other income sources.

An excellent site, full of financial information: includes government pensions, estate planning, retiring abroad, Retirement Savings Plans and much more. (Canada/National)

Emergency Repair Program

The Emergency Repair Program assists low-income homeowners or occupants in rural areas to make emergency repairs required for the continued safe occupancy of their houses. (Rural/Canada)

Guaranteed Income Supplement

This benefit is a monthly supplement paid to low-income seniors over age 65 who are already receiving an Old Age Security pension. (Canada/National)

Homeowner Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program 

The Homeowner RRAP offers financial assistance to low-income households who own and occupy substandard housing to enable them to repair their dwellings to a minimum level of health and safety. (Canada/National)

Old Age Security

This pension is a monthly payment available to most Canadians aged 65 and over. If you are a low-income senior, you may be eligible for other benefits as early as age 60. (Canada/National)

Share the Warmth assists people in crisis who are incapable of providing adequate heat & energy for themselves. We use 100% of all public donations to purchase emergency heat and energy in the form of electricity, gas, oil, propane, kerosene and wood. (Canada/National)

Veterans Services

If you or your spouse served in the Canadian Armed Forces, you may be eligible for a veteran's pension. (Canada/National)