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The living wage is calculated based on the assumption that employees are taking advantage of all applicable government grants. The following section provides links to available grants and financial benefits that employees may be eligible for.

Government Transfer Benefits:

These credits are applied once you file your taxes. If you are having trouble filing you taxes, you can visit https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/child-family-benefits.html to find a FREE tax clinic near you.

Canada Child Benefit

The CCB is a tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help them with the cost of raising children under 18 years of age. Benefit payments are recalculated every year based on information from your income tax and benefit return from the previous year. For information on how to apply visit www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/child-family-benefits/canada-child-benefit-overview.html, call the Canada Revenue Agency at 1-800-387-1193, download the MyBenefits CRA app or visit your local Service Canada to speak to an agent in person.

The Ontario Child Benefit (OCB) is provided to eligible Ontario families to provide financial assistance in raising their children. A family with 2 children must have a net income of $30,000 or less to qualify for this benefit. For information how to apply visit http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/financialhelp/index.aspx, call the Canada Revenue Agency at 1-800-387-1193, download the MyBenefits CRA app or visit your local Service Canada to speak to an agent in person.

A quarterly tax credit provided to eligible individuals and families living on low and modest incomes to help offset all or part of the GST or HST that they pay. You no longer have to apply for the GST/HST credit. The Canada Revenue Agency automatically determines eligibility when you file your next income tax and benefit return.

The Ontario Trillium Benefit (OTB) is a tax credit made available to eligible low-to moderate-income Ontario residents to help pay for energy costs, sales and property tax. For more information on how to apply, visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-trillium-benefit.

Other Potential Benefit Program

A subsidy offered to qualifying families in Windsor and Essex County to cover the cost of licensed childcare for children up to the age of 12. Eligibility for the subsidy is determined using the childcare subsidy benefits calculator. For more information about how to apply visit https://www.citywindsor.ca/residents/socialservices-/Childrens-Services/Looking-for-Child-Care/child-care-subsidy/Pages/default.aspx or call the City of Windsor at 519-255-5312 to speak to an intake worker.

The Pathway to Potential (P2P) Recreation 90% Discount is offered to eligible individuals in Windsor and Essex County to provide access to recreation, art, and culture programs across the City of Windsor and Essex County. For information about how to apply, please visit www.pathwaytopotential.ca or email p2p@citywindsor.ca.

The Affordable Pass Program (APP) is a program that allows eligible residents of Windsor and Essex County to purchase a discounted adult or student bus pass. For information how to apply, please visit https://www.citywindsor.ca/residents/transitwindsor/Rider-Programs/Pages/Affordable-Pass-Program-(APP).aspx, email transitapp@citywindsor.ca or call 519-255-6100, ext. 6637.

The 30% Off Ontario Tuition grant is provided to some Ontario post-secondary students to ensure that postsecondary education is accessible and affordable for Ontario undergraduate students. For information on how to apply, please visit osap.gov.on.ca


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