General Topics and Information - Central East

Service: Utility Assistance, Peterborough County, No Physical Location

Record #: PET0608
Last Modified: 29 May 2024
Last Full Update: 13 May 2021


Description (Service) Programs that provide financial assistance for people who are at risk for having their utilities cut off and have exhausted all other sources of financial assistance. Availability of funds may change throughout the year

Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) provides one-time financial assistance for hydro and gas customers

Hydro One, Enbridge Gas and former Union Gas customers in all of Ontario can apply for LEAP financial assistance through the United Way of Simcoe Muskoka * see separate listing for details * call 1-855-487-5327 to apply

Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) provides one-time financial assistance for utility and rent arrears

Housing Stability Fund is administered by Community Counselling and Resource Centre for low income residents of Peterborough City and County * contact or visit the Community Counselling and Resource Centre, Housing Resource Centre for information * 705-743-2272​

Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) - Ontario Energy Board provides a monthly credit to make electricity more affordable for low-income electricity consumers. Credit amount is on a sliding scale based on the number of people living in the household and the household income. Apply online or call Community Counselling and Resource Centre, Housing Resource Centre for help with an OESP application

For energy audit and free energy upgrades to reduce energy usage and cost, see separate listing for the Enbridge Gas Home Winterproofing Program

For electricity account holders who do not qualify as low-income but want to ease the burden of utility costs through energy-saving upgrades, see separate listing for the Home Assistance Program (HAP) or call Save on Energy at 1-877-797-9473

Service Details

Areas Served Peterborough (County of)
Eligibility Must have received a disconnection notice.
Languages English

Address and Location

Address & Map
Coordinates: 44.6073644, -79.4190960
Physical Access Not Applicable

Contact Information

Toll Free Phone 1-855-831-8151
TTY Phone 1-800-855-1155

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