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Dealing with the death of a loved one can be associated with unexpected costs. Find out if you qualify for financial assistance from one of the programs listed below.

Last Post Fund – Funeral and Burial Program (www.lastpostfund.ca/EN/funeral.php)

In co-operation with Veterans Affairs Canada, the program provides funeral, burial and grave marking benefits for eligible Veterans.

 

City of Toronto Department of Social Services

(www1.toronto.ca)

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.

 

Employment Insurance Compassionate Care Benefits (www1.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/ei/types/compassionate_care.shtml)

Compassionate care benefits are paid to persons who have to be away from work temporarily to provide care or support to a family member who is gravely ill with a significant risk of death.