Low-income Energy Assistance Program
If you’re behind on your electricity or natural gas bill and face having your service disconnected, you may qualify for emergency financial help through the Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP). You need to meet certain criteria to qualify for this program, and North House is a LEAP endorsed intake agency who can help with this process.
Do you qualify?
In order to qualify, your household income must be a certain limit. The amount of income it takes to qualify depends on two factors:
1. How many people live in the house, and; 2. Your combined household income
For example, a home with four people and an annual after-tax income of $37,000 would be eligible for a LEAP Emergency Financial Assistance (EFA) grant. This chart shows if you are eligible.
Household after tax income ($)
Number of people living in home
Less than 28,000
28,001 – 39,000
39,001 – 48,000
48,001 – 52,000
You will be asked to provide:
- A disconnection notice, if you have received one
- Current electricity and gas bills
- A copy of a rental contract, lease or mortgage documents
- Proof of household income – cheque stub, employment letter, income tax return for adult members of household
- A copy of your most recent bank statement
Emergency financial assistance is provided on a first-come first-served basis. Funds may be limited. Grants are issued on your behalf and paid directly to your utility company. You will not receive a cheque.