United Way Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District

Site: Sault Ste. Marie

Service: LEAP Emergency Financial Assistance

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Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Provides financial assistance to individuals who are in arrears with Public Utilities Commision (PUC) Distribution 
  • Offers one-time assistance up to $500 towards arrears (paid directly to the utility company)
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Areas Served Sault Ste. Marie
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
  • Low-income individuals 
  • Must be an existing customer of the utility 
  • Individuals who are in arrears or have a disconnection notice 
  • Account must be in applicants name
Note: Individuals who are not able to sustain the energy costs following assistance will not be eligible
  • Contact agency to start the application process
The following documentation will be required: 
  • Current utility bill 
  • Disconnection notice (if applicable)  
  • Two pieces of Identification for the applicant and one piece for all other household members 
  • Copy of rental receipt, lease or mortgage document 
  • Proof of household income for all member 18 years of age and older 
  • Bank statement from the most recent month
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-256-7476 Press 0
Fax 705-759-5899
E-Mail catrust@uwssmalgoma.ca
Website uwssmalgoma.ca
Located In Community Sault Ste. Marie
Address 258 Queen St E, Suite 301
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 1Y7
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Intersection Queen St E and Bruce St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ontario Energy Board (OEB) ; Private - PUC Distribution