What Government/Income Assistance documents can you submit?

Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)

  • Eligibility letter (receive in June each year) OR
  • T4AOAS slip OR
  • GIS confirmation from Service Canada account 

Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER)

  • Benefits Eligibility letter

Compass Card (Red)

Employment Insurance (EI)

Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) / Government-Assisted Refugees (GAR) 

Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (MSDPR) or Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance (MEIA)

  • Notice of Deposit (Ministry cheque stub) OR
  • Confirmation of Assistance statement from My Self Serve (MySS) OR
  • T5007 or T5 Statement of Benefits tax slip from CRA if received social assistance  OR
  • Validated Release of Personal Information (get in person from Ministry of Social Development Office)

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1. Who is eligible to apply?
2. Who is not eligible to apply?
3. What do I receive?
4. What can I do with my 50 free drop-ins and $225 credit?
5. How do I use my Recreation Credit?
6. How long is the term for drop-ins and credit?
7. How can I register for a program using Recreation Credit?
8. Which drop-in programs require pre-registration?
9. How do I get my 50 free drop-ins pass?
10. What documents do you need to apply?
11. What information should not be included in the application?
12. What Government/Income Assistance documents can you submit?
13. What is an example of an Agency that could verify a Financial Assistance application?
14. How do I apply without an Agency contact?
15. What is an adjudicator?
16. How do you use the Low Income Cut-off table (LICO) if you are not receiving government assistance?
17. What is Total Family Income?
18. How do I use Income Statement for proof of income?
19. If I receive Old Age Security (OAS), Canada Pension Plan (CPP), or Long Term Disability (LTD) benefits, what do I submit?
20. Do you allow program withdrawal and do they get their credit refunded?
21. Is there a withdrawal fee of $5 for registered programs using the $225 credit?
22. If I withdraw from a program, where does the credit go?
23. What happens if I don’t have enough credit left to pay for a program?
24. How soon will my/our application(s) be approved?
25. How can I check to see the status of my application?
26. How do I view how much subsidy I have remaining?
27. How do I submit my application?
28. How do I contact Community Services staff if I have any questions?