LEAP (Low-Income Energy Assistance Program)

The Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) was created to help individuals or families who are struggling to pay their electricity bills throughout the year.

The program provides a one-time financial assistance grant of up to $500 per year, or $600, if electric heat is used. This grant is available to low-income or special circumstance residents who meet program criteria, whose utility accounts are in arrears and are faced with the threat of disconnection.

If you live in Barrie, Orillia contact the United Way Leap office at: 1-855-487-5327.

For residents of South Georgian Bay contact Regional Housing Support Services at: 705-739-0485 or email housingcalls@empowersimcoe.ca.

Documents required for interview include:
  • Photo ID for everyone in the home

  • Current utility bill

  • Copy of lease or mortgage

  • Proof of household income for everyone over the age of 18 years

  • A bank statement showing 30 days prior to the application date

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