Do you pay an electricity bill in Ontario? If so, you qualify!
The AffordAbility Fund is here to help Ontarians who pay an electricity bill ease what they spend on electricity.
Take a few minutes to enrol and find out what you qualify for, from FREE ENERGY STAR® light bulbs, a power bar and/or faucet aerators to ENERGY STAR® appliances and home energy plans and upgrades.
Please have a recent copy of your electricity bill handy.
GET FREE ENERGY-SAVING UPGRADES FASTER THAN YOU CAN FIND YOUR READING GLASSES.
The AffordAbility Fund is run by the Affordability Fund Trust and supported by funding from the Government of Ontario.
If the cost of energy-saving upgrades is out of reach, Ontario’s new AffordAbility Fund is here for you.
Your local electric utility and community services are working together to help you improve your home’s energy efficiency with free energy-saving upgrades, which can lower your home’s energy use and your electricity bill.
You may qualify for free upgrades, including:
ENERGY STAR® certified LEDs
ENERGY STAR® certified appliances
Insulation and weatherstripping
We’re here to help
All you need to do is let us know you need to reduce your electricity bill. Whether you rent or own, live in a house or an apartment, you may qualify.
There are three levels of support available:
Receive a Home Energy Kit with upgrades that you can easily install yourself. This may include ENERGY STAR® light bulbs, a power bar and/or faucet aerators along with energy-saving tips.
Receive an in-home visit from a professional Home Energy Advisor, a Home Energy Plan and upgrades that may include ENERGY STAR® appliances.
For electrically heated homes only: receive an in-home visit from a professional Home Energy Advisor, a Home Energy Plan and upgrades that may include insulation and/or an ENERGY STAR® heat pump.
The level you qualify for depends on your after tax income and average energy bill.
How the program works
Give us a call at 1-855-494-FUND or fill out the contact form below if you find your electricity bill is a burden.
Next, you’ll get a call from the AffordAbility Fund. We’ll ask you some basic information, such as your household income and average electricity bill.
Receive your free energy-saving products for Level 1. Set up a free in-home energy audit and installation of energy-saving products for Levels 2 and 3, if you qualify.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
No, as potential beneficiaries would qualify automatically for HAP if they live in Social Housing, which makes them ineligible to participate in the Affordability Fund program.
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.
Seasonal properties do not qualify for the Affordability Fund. The program is designed to assist Ontarians at their primary residence (rented or owned) who cannot otherwise afford energy-saving measures to help reduce their electricity consumption.
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.
It all starts with your yes.
All you need to do is answer a few short questions.