Income assistance problems – Other help
You can complain to your Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) about problems with Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), Ontario Works (OW) and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB):
The Ontario Ombudsman also looks into complaints about ODSP, OW and WSIB.
You can complain to your federal Member of Parliament about problems with the Canada Child Benefit, Employment Insurance, Canada Pension Plan, Guaranteed Income Supplement or Disability Tax Credit:
Financial assistance and food banks
- Emergency Financial Resources: Need Help to Pay the Rent?
- Hastings County Community Services Guide
- Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health Food Access Guides
- Lennox & Addington Social Services’ “Other support” page (including emergency support)
- Gleaners Food Bank
- Trenton Food Bank
- Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte - Food resource centre
- Open Line, Open Mind: crisis line, access to counselling services, open 24/7, 613-310-OPEN (6736)
- Resolve Counselling Services: offers individual and family counselling and community services, as well as credit counselling 1-800-379-5556.
Disability Tax Credit - What it is and how to apply
See our Disability Tax Credit Tip Sheet for more information.
ServiceCanada – Benefits for Indigenous people
ServiceCanada has information about benefits and programs for Indigenous people, including education and training, income assistance and more.