The sites listed here will provide financial assistance for funerals and burials to individuals who qualify under their guidelines.
Last Post Fund
In co-operation with Veterans Affairs Canada, the Last Post Fund provides funeral, burial and grave marking benefits for eligible Veterans.
City of Toronto Department of Social Services
Toronto Social Services provides financial assistance on behalf of deceased Toronto residents who do not have sufficient funds in their estate to fully cover the cost of a basic funeral, burial and/or cremation.
Toronto Social Services will pay a funeral home or cemetery to provide funeral, burial and/or cremation services and products in accordance with the items and rates approved by Toronto City Council.
Toronto Social Services must authorize services before a contract is signed with a funeral home or cemetery. They will not reimburse the cost of a funeral, burial or cremation after a contract is signed, as Toronto Social Services is not in a position to interfere with a legally binding contract. Partial payments to make changes to the services and products provided are not allowed.
Ontario Works in Peel
Financial Assistance for Funerals or Burials. The cost of a funeral and burial is a discretionary benefit under the Ontario Works Act. If the following apply to you, this program may provide some assistance:
- You are a resident in the Region of Peel,
- In receipt of Ontario Works assistance, or
- In receipt of Ontario Disability Support Program assistance, or
- you qualify as a low-income family.
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