Thank your interest in the AffordAbility Fund.

The AffordAbility Fund program is no longer accepting applications and all program appointments and deliveries have been temporarily paused.

For any questions about an existing application, please email info@affordabilityfund.org with your application number.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you called to apply before 8 p.m. or posted your application by 11:59 p.m. on July 31 AND completed your Trusted Conversation with one of our advisors before August 31, 2020 then your application has been processed. You will receive more information shortly on 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.

No. If you qualify, all upgrades, including installation, are offered free of charge.

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.

The installation time varies based on the level of upgrades, your location and your local utility company. While most upgrades can be installed in a few days, some may take longer. Your utility will work with you to schedule a convenient time for any upgrades.

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.

This program helps Ontarians lower their electricity use and costs at home over the long term, easing the burden of electricity bills.

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.

The 2019 annual report can be found here and the 2018 annual report can be found here.

For any questions about an existing application, please email info@affordabilityfund.org with your application number.