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FROM: Nova Scotia
Organization: Housing Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia's rental housing programs provide safe, adequate and affordable rental accommodations to seniors as well as families with low or fixed incomes. There are over 12,300 public housing rental...
Keywords: affordable housing, public housing, rent supplement, rental assistance, social housing
FROM: Québec
Organization: Office municipal d'habitation de Montréal (OMHM)
The Office municipal d'habitation de Montréal (OMHM) is a non-profit organization formed in 2002 following the merger of 15 island of Montréal municipal housing departments. The OMHM administers four...
Keywords: affordable housing
FROM: New Brunswick
Organization: New Brunswick Social Development
The government's Social Housing website provides various Rental Assistance Programs, Rental Construction, Acquisition and Repair Programs, and Home Repair, Completion and Purchase Programs, including...
Keywords: affordable housing, housing assistance, rental assistance, social housing
FROM: Prince Edward Island
Organization: Department of Community Services and Seniors
The Department of Community Services and Seniors operates housing units across the province for families and seniors who need help finding affordable, appropriate homes. Assistance is also available...
Keywords: affordable housing, family housing, senior housing
FROM: Northwest Territories
Organization: Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC)
The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) provides access to adequate, suitable and affordable housing. Through the provision of housing programs and services, the NWTHC contributes to...
Keywords: affordable housing, nwt, social housing
FROM: Ontario
Organization: Housing Connections
Housing Connections provides a one-stop housing solution for people looking for affordable housing in Toronto. The organization provides access to the central waiting list for about 70,000 subsidized...
Keywords: affordable housing, rent geared to income, rent supplement
FROM: British Columbia
Organization: Greater Victoria Housing Society
Greater Victoria Housing Society helps people by providing affordable rental housing. Their website lists both non-subsidized affordable housing listings and subsidized housing listings in the...
Keywords: affordable housing, subsidized housing
FROM: Québec
Organization: Portail Québec
This website is available in French only. The site lists several financial assistance programs for housing: Adaptation de domicile pour personnes handicapées Aide financière aux sinistrés...
Keywords: affordable housing, housing assistance
FROM: Alberta
Organization: Alberta Human Services
There are several disability programs in Alberta that you can apply to: Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) Employment First Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD)...
Keywords: children with disabilities, disability assistance
FROM: Alberta
Organization: Alberta Ministry of Employment and Immigration - Alberta Works
Income Support provides financial benefits to individuals and families who do not have the resources to meet their basic needs, like food, clothing and shelter.
Keywords: income support
FROM: Alberta
Organization: Alberta Government
The Alberta Seniors Benefit program provides support in addition to the federal benefits received under Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Federal Allowance and the GST credit. It is...
Keywords: seniors benefits
FROM: All of Canada
Organization: Service Canada - Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada
The Bankruptcy Assistance Program helps individuals seeking to file for bankruptcy hire a bankruptcy trustee if they do not have the means to do so on their own.
Keywords: bankruptcy
FROM: British Columbia
Organization: Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation
Persons who apply for BC Employment and Assistance (BCEA) are required to pursue and accept all other means of support for which they may be eligible. When a family breaks up, spouses and parents who...
Keywords: family maintenance program, FMP
FROM: British Columbia
Organization: Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation
The General Supplements category provides information about supplements that are available through the BC Employment and Assistance (BCEA) Program to assist with specified needs and circumstances....
Keywords: bus pass program, camp fees, christmas supplement, clothing supplement, community volunteer program, confirmed job supplement, crisis supplement, family bonus supplement, funeral costs, identification supplement, school supplement, security deposit, senior supplement, transportation subsidy, travel supplement
FROM: British Columbia
Organization: Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation
The Health Supplements and Programs category provides information about health supplements and programs that are available through the BC Employment and Assistance (BCEA) Program to assist with...
Keywords: alcohol and drug residential treatment, alcohol and drug treatment, dental and orthodontic services, diet supplements, healthy kids, medical equipment and devices, medical services, medical supplies, medical therapies, medical transportation, mns, monthly nutritional supplements, natal supplement, nutritional supplement, optical services, pharmacare, tube feed supplement
FROM: British Columbia
Organization: The Co-operative Housing Federation of BC (CHF BC)
The Co-operative Housing Federation of BC (CHF BC) is a co-operative association whose members are housing co-ops and related organizations in British Columbia. As a co-op member, you have security...
Keywords: co-op housing, subsidized housing
FROM: British Columbia
Organization: Disability Alliance BC
Disability Alliance BC has self-help guides that explain various benefits and programs, and how to apply for them.
Keywords: help sheet, Persons with Disabilities
FROM: British Columbia
Organization: SPARC BC
SPARC BC issues and administers parking permits for people with disabilities in many municipalities across British Columbia, including Vancouver and the GVRD, Victoria, and many other municipalities...
Keywords: parking permits
FROM: British Columbia
Organization: BC Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation
The Government of British Columbia has simplified the process for youth with developmental disabilities who are applying for disability assistance. This change is for youth (17½ to 19 years old) with...
Keywords: development disabilities, disability assistance, youth
FROM: British Columbia
Organization: Translink
HandyDART is Translink's door-to-door shared-ride service that uses specially-equipped vehicles designed to carry passengers with physical or cognitive disabilities who need assistance to use public...
Keywords: HandyDart, public transit, transportation