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Contact Information

Office Phone 905-257-6029 ext 105
Fax 289-430-5068
E-Mail community@opnc.ca
Website opnc.ca/programs/low-income-supports-2
Primary Contact Paige Lauer; Email: community@opnc.ca

Agency Information

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1999
Funding Oakville Hydro, Ontario Energy Board and Union Gas

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP):

  • provides up to $500 assistance with paying bills for low income households where there is danger of disconnection
  • provide copy of bill, proof rent/mortgage is up to date, 2 months bank statements and ID for all in household 

Hydro:

  • call 905-257-6029 ext 105 

Gas:

  • call 1-855-487-5327 Simcoe Muskoka United Way– LEAP Program 8:30 am-4 pm to begin intake
  • United Way will send a partially completed intake form to Oak Park
  • Oak Park will call you when the form arrives and ask you to come in with the documents listed above to complete the form
  • they will then send the form back to the United Way to see if you will be assisted

Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP):

  • provides $30-$75 discount per month on hydro bills for residents whose income falls below the Low Income Measure (LIM) cutoff
  • the online application can be done if everyone in the household over 17 has completed their income tax and if they have a printer to print off the consent form to mail
  • if individuals have not done their taxes or if they now make less than what is on their taxes and that has put them below the poverty line then they must go to Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre for staff to complete the application by looking at bank statements or tax returns to establish that they are living below poverty line and then staff will submit it on their behalf
  • contact Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre for more information
Hours Oak Park business hours Wed, Thu 11:30 am-2:30 pm
Areas Served Oakville
Eligibility Low income households only
Application LEAP: 
* call 1-855-487-5327 Simcoe Muskoka United Way– LEAP Program 8:30 am-4 pm to begin intake 
* contact Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre for more information at 905-257-6029 ext 105 or email info@opnc.ca  
 
OESP: 
* complete the online application  
* print, sign and mail in a hard copy of the OESP Consent Form
Languages English ; Arabic ; Chinese (Mandarin)
Fees None

Site Information

Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre
2200 Sawgrass Dr
Oakville, ON L6H 6M8
 
View Google Map
Intersection Trafalgar Rd and Glenashton Dr
Mailing Address c/o LEAP Program
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Categories and Classification

HCSD Main Heading Income Programs ; Topic Guides
HCSD Sub Heading Assistance Programs ; Special Topics
Service Categories Utility Assistance

Agency Overview


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