Going through a tough time?
We are here for you.
1. You choose
2. We deliver
3. You cook
As a Chasdei Kaduri client, you will get weekly access to our stock of Kosher non-perishable food, bakery goods from local bakeries, fresh produce, eggs, dairy, hygiene supplies, and more. Every week you will be able to shop our online “store” for your weekly groceries, and have them delivered right to your door, for free.
Frequently Asked Questions:
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- United Chesed – offering urgent, short-term relief to families and individuals in crisis situations (i.e. food, rent, utilities, bills, medical bills, etc.)
- Jewish Family & Child Services (JF&CS) – supporting the healthy development of individuals, children, families, and communities through prevention, protection, counselling, education and advocacy services, within the context of Jewish values.
- Jewish Free Loan – offering interest-free loans to needy individuals of the Jewish community in the Greater Toronto Area.
- Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) – providing career exploration, job search support, employment recruitment, mentoring, job coaching and retention, as well as psychological, educational and vocational assessments and treatment services.
- Jewish Immigrant Aid Services (JIAS) – providing a full range of settlement and integration services for newcomers.
- Jewish Addiction Community Services (JACS) – providing education and support to those suffering from or affected by addiction.
- Kehilla Residential Program – has a Rental Assistance Program for individuals or families spending more than 35% of their income on housing. Qualifying participants receive up to $300 a month to assist with their rent.
- Kesher Employment Services – Free job recruitment service.
- Zev Zlotnick – Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be joined onto the daily emails that announce new job opportunities.
- Menucha – Provide support to divorced and widowed through business, employment, and personal guidance.
- 211 Ontario.ca – Your connection to information about community, social, health and related government services.
- Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) – will reduce the cost of your household electricity by applying a monthly credit directly to your bill.
- Old Age Security (OAS) – This pension provides a monthly taxable benefit to persons 65 years of age and over.
- Employment Insurance Sickness Benefits – Employment Insurance (EI) provides Sickness Benefits to individuals who are unable to work because of sickness, injury, or quarantine.
- Employment Insurance Regular Benefits – Employment Insurance (EI) provides Regular Benefits to individuals who lose their jobs through no fault of their own (for example, due to shortage of work, seasonal or mass lay-offs) and are available for and able to work, but can’t find a job.
- Ontario Works – If you are in temporary financial need, Ontario Works can provide you with money and help you find a job.
- Guaranteed Annual Income System for Seniors – This system provides a monthly income supplement to seniors (aged 65 and over) who receive full or partial Old Age Security and/or Guaranteed Income Supplement benefits and whose income falls within provincial guidelines.
- Allowance Program – Allowance is a monthly benefit for low-income seniors (aged 60-64) whose spouse or common-law partner is eligible for, or currently receiving, the Old Age Security (OAS) pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).
- Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) – This program provides a monthly non-taxable benefit to low-income Old Age Security recipients.
- Ontario Disability Support Program Income Support – This program helps people with disabilities who are in financial need pay for such living expenses as food and housing.
- Vocational Rehabilitation Program – The Disability Vocational Rehabilitation Program is a voluntary program that helps Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability benefit recipients return to work.
- Canada Pension Plan Disability Vocational Rehabilitation Program – The Canada Pension Plan Disability Vocational Rehabilitation Program offers vocational counselling, financial support for training, and job search services to recipients of Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefits to help them return to work.
- Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) – Provides Canadian families with children under the age of 6 with financial support to help with the cost of child care.
- Employment Ontario – Ontario’s employment and training network.
- Healthy Smiles Ontario – Healthy Smiles Ontario is available to all low-income families in Ontario. Any family with income below the program’s income thresholds can apply each year to receive children’s dental coverage.
- Children in Need of Dental Treatment Program (CINOT) – If you do not qualify for the Healthy Smiles program, you can enrol in CINOT.
- Child Care Fee Subsidy – Get help to pay for the care of your child under 12 years old. York Region Child Care Subsidy. Toronto Child Care Subsidy.
- Canada Child Benefit (CCB) – A tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help with cost of raising children under 18 years of age.
- Ontario Child Benefit – Your family could get up to $109.16 per child, per month or $1,310 per year for children under 18 years old.
- Temporary Care Assistance – If you are looking after a child in financial need and you are not the child’s legal caregiver, you may be able to get money on behalf of the child.
- 30% Off Ontario Tuition – Find out if you’re eligible for 30% off your Ontario tuition.
- Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) -provides eligible Ontario students with financial assistance to help pay for tuition, books, mandatory fees, living costs and transportation.
- ODSP: Ontario Disability Support Program – Income and employment support to help people with disabilities and their families to live as independently as possible in their communities.
- Second Career – Skills training and financial support to help laid-off workers find work in high-demand occupations.
- Employment Training for Abused and at-Risk Women – Employment training for women who have experienced abuse or are at risk of abuse to develop new skills, find employment, and achieve economic security.
- Long-Term Care Home Rate Reduction Program – If you require long-term care but don’t have enough income to pay for a basic room, you may be eligible for a subsidy.
- Assistive Devices Program – If you or your child has a long-term physical disability, you can apply for help to pay for some needed equipment and supplies.
- ODB: Ontario Drug Benefit Program – Find out if the cost of your prescription drugs are covered by the province.
- Reduced Co-payment for Lower Income Seniors – Depending on your annual income, you may be able to have the ODB $100 annual deductible waived and have your co-payment reduced to $2 per prescription.
- Trillium Drug Program – If you have high prescription drug costs and a low household income, you may be able to pay $2 or less for every prescription.
- Home and Vehicle Modification Program – You could get money to help with the cost of making your home and vehicle more accessible if you or your child has a disability that restricts mobility.
- Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit – This credit helps low- to moderate-income individuals and families with property taxes and the sales tax on energy. The credit is part of the Ontario Trillium Benefit.
- Ontario Senior Homeowners’ Property Tax Grant – If you are 64+ years old and own a home, you could get up to $500 to help with the cost of property taxes.
- Affordable Housing and Homelessness Prevention Programs – Low to moderate income households may be eligible for housing assistance. Please contact your local Service Manager to see if you’re eligible.
- Fee Waiver: Court or Enforcement Fees – If you cannot afford to pay court or enforcement fees you can request a fee waiver that can be applied to most fees in civil and small claims court proceedings, and family law cases.
- Legal Aid – Access a range of legal services for low-income individuals.
- Mandatory Mediation Access Plan – You may have an opportunity to settle certain civil actions and estate matters outside of court in Toronto, Ottawa and Windsor with the help of a mediator.
- Family Justice Services – Families facing separation and/or divorce can access a variety of family justice services at low or no cost.
- Assistive Devices Program – Provides personalized devices or equipment to Ontarians who have long-term physical disabilities
- Social Benefits Tribunal – hears appeals from people who have either been refused social assistance or who receive social assistance but disagree with a decision that affects: their eligibility for assistance, the amount of assistance they receive, the benefits they receive.
- Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) – Low-income customers can get up to $500 in emergency assistance for their electricity bills ($600 if your home is heated electrically) and up to $500 for their natural gas bills.
- Free Family Attractions – Vaughan and Toronto Public Libraries give out free tickets to attractions.