Thank you for contacting the AffordAbility Fund.
After July 31, 2020, the AffordAbility Fund is no longer accepting applications and we thank you for your interest in our program. If you require information on energy assistance programs that may be available to you, please contact your local electric utility.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you called to apply before 8 PM or posted your application by 11:59 PM on July 31st, then your application will be processed, and you will receive a call from one of our advisors to determine which free energy saving measures you may qualify for.
To qualify for Level 2 and 3 help, we will ask you to provide some basic information such as your total household income (for all members 18 years and older, after tax), your average electricity bill, and any late payment or disconnection fees you have paid. Your personal information will be kept strictly private.
The collection, use and disclosure of your personal information is kept strictly confidential and is only shared with your consent back to your electricity company. We are committed to data security and have processes in place to safeguard your privacy and the information collected.
We thank you for your application to the AffordAbility Fund. Once you have had your Trusted Conversation with the AffordAbility Fund, your information is sent for account validation and then delivery. Depending on the level of measures for which you may be eligible, the timing will vary. We would expect that under normal circumstances, kits should be received within about 8 weeks, although it may take longer for more remote areas of Ontario. The scheduling of an in-home assessment may also take more time, depending on where you live in the province, due to resource availability.
No. For those who apply and qualify, the AffordAbility Fund is here to help. For those who qualify for additional measures that include home inspections, please expect a delay in service.
The Government of Ontario established a $100 million AffordAbility Fund to assist electricity customers who do not qualify for low-income conservation programs. The AffordAbility Fund is funded by an independent trust set up by the Government of Ontario and offered to you by your local electric utility.