Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board

Site: Fort Frances Office

Service: LEAP Emergency Financial Assistance

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Delivers LEAP Emergency Financial Assistance on behalf of the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) 
  • Delivers a one time emergency financial assistance to Atikokan Hydro and Fort Frances Power customers 
  • Maximum grant is $500 per fuel per household per year, grant is credited directly toward electricity bill  
  • Agency may be able to arrange a hold on a disconnection notice while a case is being reviewed  
  • All decisions can be appealed
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Rainy River District
  • May be available to low-income customers of Atikokan Hydro and Fort Frances Power Corporation (and unit sub-metering providers) experiencing difficulty paying current arrears  
  • Decision will be based on several factors including long-term viability of the account  
  • Disconnection notice is not required to be eligible
Application Contact local Ontario Works office of community of residence
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Fort Frances 807-274-5349 
Atikokan 807-597-1431
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-5349
Fax 807-274-0678
E-Mail reception@rrdssab.on.ca
Website www.rrdssab.ca
Primary Contact Shelley Shute, LEAP Coordinator; Phone: 807-274-5349 ext 306; Email: shute@rrdssab.on.ca
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address 450 Scott St
Fort Frances, ON P9A 1H2
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Intersection Scott St and Armit Ave
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ontario Energy Board ; Private - Atikokan Hydro and Fort Frances Power Corporation