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A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario

This resource has information about programs and services available to Ontario’s seniors. Topics covered include: 

Available in:

English, Français, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi/Persian, Gujarati, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu, Vietnamese

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Registered Disability Savings Plan

This web site has information about the Registered Disability Savings Plan and addresses what the RDSP is, how to qualify for it, and where to get it.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Tax Credits and Benefits

This web site has information about the ways Ontarians can get their money back through tax credits and benefits, including the Ontario Children’s Activity Tax Credit, the Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit, and the Senior Homeowners’ Property Tax Grant.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Registered Disability Savings Plan: Who can get one, how to get one and what are the advantages

This resource has information these topics:

  • What is a Disability defined by CRA
  • What is a RDSP
  • Getting Started
  • Who Can Open an RDSP
  • Benefits of a RDSP
  • Definitions

It also has a link to the RDSP Savings Calculator, which can help you figure out how much the money you contribute to an RDSP will grow over time.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Life*Spin

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Registered Education Savings Plan: Who can get one, how to get one and what are the advantages

This resource has information on these topics:

  • Poverty Myth
  • Who Can Open an RESP
  • Getting Started
  • Types of RESPs
  • What is a RESP?
  • What Can a RESP be Used For?

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Life*Spin

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Retiring on a low income

This page contains information for Canadians on planning for retirement on a low income. It includes a kit of resources with an update page, and a link to a blog about financial literacy.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Open Policy Ontario

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Services and supports for people labelled with an intellectual disability

ARCH Disability Law Centre and the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO) have partnered to develop this factsheet for settlement and frontline workers. In question-and-answer form, the factsheet discusses services and supports that may be available through Developmental Services Ontario (DSO).

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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International Benefits – Application Forms for Canadian Benefits

This is a list of forms to use to apply for social security benefits covered by agreements between Canada and other countries. Canadians who have worked or lived abroad, or people outside Canada who have worked or lived in Canada, may be entitled to these benefits.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Service Canada

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Resources from the Webinar on the Valuation and Division of Pension Assets on Breakdown of a Spousal Relationship

?This web page provides access to information about the rules and processes related to the valuation of pension assets that came into effect January 1, 2012.

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015

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What is a SIN?

This page tells what a SIN – Social Insurance Number – is, and why you need one. It explains when you should share your SIN and when you shouldn’t. There are links to information about how to get a SIN.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

NewYouth.ca

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015

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