Additional Supports
City of Toronto Child Care Fee Subsidy: A Child Care Fee Subsidy helps a family with the cost of licensed child care. There is a waitlist, so apply as soon as possible.

Ontario Works (aka OW, Social Assistance, Welfare) offers financial support to people in need. Privately Sponsored Refugees are NOT eligible during their first year in Canada, but can apply for it as the sponsorship year is coming to an end:

OW Rates: These rates are helpful as newcomers plan for their income post-sponsorship:

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) offers income support to people with disabilities in need. Recipients often apply for OW first in order to receive financial support sooner" target="_blank

Energy Bill assistance programs

Toronto Furniture Bank: This NGO offers furniture to people in need, including refugee newcomers, through referrals from select agencies.

New Circles offers a clothing bank and skills training to meet the needs of low income families, focusing on 8 Toronto neighbourhoods.



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