On this page you can find information on financial assistance programs available to Older Adults offered by the City of Mississauga, the Region of Peel, the Province of Ontario and Federal Income programs.
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The City of Mississauga offers a tax rebate on annual property taxes for low income seniors and low income persons with disabilities who own and occupy their own home. The rebate is applied to your tax account to offset property taxes. This program replaces the previous loan programs offered by the City and the Region of Peel.
During 2017 Council made two amendments to this program, one to expand the program to include the owner and the spouse of the owner as eligible persons. This means that if the spouse of the owner meets the eligibility criteria and is not an owner of the property they would still qualify for the rebate. The second amendment is an annual increase to the rebate amount of $400 in 2017. The annual rebate will now be set by Council each spring at the time Council approves the final tax rates. The income eligibility for this program remains the same, for seniors in receipt of GIS and for persons with disabilities in receipt of ODSP.
- Owned a home in municipality for at least 1 year
- Living in the residence at time of application
- Every owner must be an eligible person or spouse of eligible person
- Must be Residential Class (farm included)
- 1 application per year
- Application cannot be submitted by an owner for more than one property per year
- A new application must be completed every year
- 65 or older
- Receiving GIS
- Low-Income Disabled
- Owner and/or spouse receiving ODSP
Residential Tax Assistance Note: The Tax Rebate Program Application for Low-Income Seniors and Low-Income Persons with Disabilities is currently under revision.
Stormwater Subsidy Program
Low-income seniors and low-income persons with disabilities may be eligible for a subsidy to offset their stormwater charge. The subsidy is based on the City’s Tax Rebate Program and staff will use the existing property tax rebate process and eligibility to automatically identify property owners who will be eligible.
- Recipients of the City’s Tax Rebate program automatically qualify for the stormwater charge subsidy.
This program provides a rebate of 100% of the annual stormwater charge.
The City of Mississauga offers financial assistance up to a maximum of $200 per year for snow clearing and grass cutting. The program is for financial assistance only; the City does not perform any maintenance service for residents.
- must be 65 years or older
- in receipt of the GIS
- physically disabled and in receipt of an allowance, benefits or income support under the ODSP or under the Ontario Works Support Act
- reside as an owner or tenant in a residential property and not live in a high-rise or similar multi-unit building
- not have any able bodied individuals living at the residence
- provide original invoices or receipts for the grass cutting and/or snow clearing services provided
This program provides eligible homeowners up to $200.00 yearly.
The City of Mississauga's fee assistance program gives residents living in low-income households the chance to participate in Recreation and Culture activities. Each eligible family member will receive a non-refundable credit of $275. It is valid for one year and you may apply and receive credit once per year.
- Must live in Mississauga
- Have a total net individual or combined family income below the Low Income Cut Off amounts (Statistics Canada)
Helps residents by clearing space in the snow windrow at the end of their driveway.
- Resident of Mississauga
- 65 years and older in 2017 (i.e. born in 1952 or earlier) or someone who is physically disabled as verified by a regulated health professional
- No abled-bodied person(s) living at the same residence where driveway windrow snow clearing assistance is required
Residents who live on a private road or in a high-rise, multi-unit building, condominium or within a commercial property are not eligible to apply.
- Free for individuals who are eligible for financial assistance
- $200 for seniors/persons with disabilities who are above the low income cut off
The MiWay Affordable Transit Program provides low-income residents living in Mississauga with access to affordable public transit. The program subsidizes the cost of adult and senior monthly passes by 50% for residents that fall within the Low Income Measure (LIM) thresholds reported by Statistics Canada.
MiWay Senior One Dollar Cash Fare – Off-Peak Program
MiWay offers a $1.00 cash fare to seniors during off-peak hours on Weekdays (from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and after 7 p.m.) and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. On request, senior riders (age 65+) must present a piece of valid photo identification or a MiWay issued senior identification card to the bus driver to receive the one dollar fare.
These programs were introduced as pilot programs and became permanent following Council approval on October 11, 2017.