LEAP Financial Assistance Working Group

Case number
EB-2008-0150
Launched
Sector
Electricity
Natural Gas
Status
Archived
Details

In June 2009, the Board announced the members selected for participation on the Financial Assistance Working Group, which is responsible for developing guidelines relating to the delivery of emergency funding to low-income energy consumers. By letter dated September 28, 2009, the Board announced that at the request of the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, it was deferring further work on LEAP.  However, by letter dated July 22, 2010 the Board advised that it was initiating further consultations with the Financial Assistance Working Group.

List of Member Organizations for the Financial Assistance Working Group

  • Coalition of Large Distributors
  • Consumers Council of Canada
  • Cornerstone Hydro Electric Concepts
  • Direct Energy
  • Enbridge Gas Distribution
  • Housing Help Association of Ontario
  • Hydro One Networks
  • Low Income Energy Network
  • Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure
  • Neighbourhood Information Post
  • Peterborough Distribution Inc.
  • Salvation Army Centre of Hope
  • Union Gas
  • United Way of Toronto
  • Vulnerable Energy Consumers Coalition / Energy Probe

Disclaimer: Information contained in working group notes/documents represent the views of the individuals participating in the working group only, and in no way reflect official Ontario Energy Board position or opinion.

Updates

Date Issue / Document
September 9, 2013

The Board has posted an updated version of the 2013 LEAP Emergency Financial Assistance Manual (effective September 23, 2013) which now includes Statistics Canada’s 2012 Low Income Cut-Off (“LICO”) table.

December 13, 2012

The Board has posted the 2013 LEAP Emergency Financial Assistance Manual (effective January 1, 2013) and information regarding 2013 LEAP EFA Monthly Monitoring.

September 5, 2012

The Board has posted an updated LEAP Emergency Financial Assistance Manual for 2012, which includes an updated Income Eligibility Chart. The updated LEAP EFA Program Manual is effective starting September 19, 2012.

March 14, 2012

The Board has posted a French language version of the LEAP Emergency Financial Assistance Manual for 2012, which includes an updated Income Eligibility Chart and details on the new low-income electricity customer service rules.  The updated LEAP EFA Program Manual came into effective February 17, 2012.

February 17, 2012

The Board has posted an updated LEAP Emergency Financial Assistance Manual for 2012, which includes an updated Income Eligibility Chart and details on the new low-income electricity customer service rules.  The updated LEAP EFA Program Manual is effective today.

July 19, 2011

The Board has issued a letter providing a progress update on Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) Emergency Financial Assistance and Winter Warmth programs.  The letter also establishes July 21, 2011 as the date for a reconvening meeting of the Financial Assistance Working Group.

December 9, 2010

The Board has posted a French language version of the 2011 LEAP Emergency Financial Assistance Program Manual prepared by the Financial Assistance Working Group.

November 18, 2010

The Board has issued the 2011 LEAP Emergency Financial Assistance Program Manual prepared by the Financial Assistance Working Group.

Working Group

Date Issue / Document
July 21, 2011
October 21, 2010
September 30, 2010
September 16, 2010
September 2, 2010
August 18, 2010
October 9, 2009

The Board has issued the final report of the Financial Assistance Working Group.

August 25, 2009
August 4, 2009
July 21, 2009
July 7, 2009
June 30, 2009