Ontario Tax credits and benefits by topic

Ontario Tax credits and benefits by topic

Benefit and tax credit programs for child care, dental, education, employment, health, housing and legal aid.

Child care

Child Care Fee Subsidy

Get help to pay for the care of your child under 12 years old.

Children’s Activity Tax Credit

You could get money back for activities like soccer, painting classes and music lessons for your child.

Ontario Child Benefit

Your family could get up to $91.66 per child, per month or $1,100 per year for children under 18 years old.

Ontario Child Care Supplement for Working Families

A single parent could get up to $210 for each child under 7 years old, born prior to July 1, 2009.

Temporary Care Assistance

If you are looking after a child in financial need and you are not the child’s legal caregiver, you may be able to get money on behalf of the child.


Ontario Disability Support Program Dental Care

Dental care services such as oral exams, x-rays, fillings and extractions may be provided for free to ODSP recipients and their family.

Ontario Works Dental Care

If you receive Ontario Works, you and your family may be eligible for basic or emergency dental care at the discretion of your caseworker.



Healthy Smiles Ontario

Children 17 years old and under, who do not have access to any form of dental coverage, may get regular dental services for free.


30% Off Ontario Tuition

Find out if you’re eligible for 30% off your Ontario tuition.

OSAP: Ontario Student Assistance Program

How to apply for money that can help you pay for a college or university education.


Employment Ontario: Find a job

A one-stop service that connects people looking for work with employers looking for workers.

ODSP: Ontario Disability Support Program

Income and employment support to help people with disabilities and their families to live as independently as possible in their communities.

Ontario Works

If you need it, Ontario Works may give you money to help cover the costs of your basic needs (e.g. food) and housing costs while helping you prepare for and find a job.

Second Career

Skills training and financial support to help laid-off workers find work in high-demand occupations.



ODB: Ontario Drug Benefit Program

Find out if the cost of your prescription drugs are covered by the province.

Reduced Co-payment for Lower Income Seniors

Depending on your annual income, you may be able to have the ODB $100 annual deductible waived and have your co-payment reduced to $2 per prescription.

Trillium Drug Program

If you have high prescription drug costs and a low household income, you may be able to pay $2 or less for every prescription.


Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit

If you are 65+ years old, you could get up to $1,500 to help with the cost of making your home safer and more accessible.

Home and Vehicle Modification Program

You could get money to help with the cost of making your home and vehicle more accessible if you or your child has a disability that restricts mobility.

Northern Ontario Energy Credit

If you live in the North, you can get up to $139 for single people and $214 for families to help with higher home heating costs.

Ontario Clean Energy Benefit

A 10% rebate (on the first 3,000 kWh used each month) on electricity bills to help families, farms and small businesses transition to a cleaner, modern power supply.

Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit

If you pay rent or property tax, you can get up to $963 to help with the sales tax on energy costs and property taxes. Seniors could get up to $1,097.

Ontario Senior Homeowners’ Property Tax Grant

If you are 64+ years old and own a home, you could get up to $500 to help with the cost of property taxes.

Strong Communities Rent Supplement Program

Low to moderate income households, including those requiring support services, can apply for a rent-geared-to-income subsidy to help make housing affordable.

Legal aid

Fee Waiver: Court or Enforcement Fees

If you cannot afford to pay court or enforcement fees you can request a fee waiver that can be applied to most fees in civil and small claims court proceedings, and family law cases.

Legal Aid

Access a range of legal services for low-income individuals.

Mandatory Mediation Access Plan

You may have an opportunity to settle certain civil actions and estate matters outside of court in Toronto, Ottawa and Windsor with the help of a mediator.

Source: http://www.ontario.ca/taxes-and-benefits/tax-credits-and-benefits-topic

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