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There are many resources available to those in need through Burlington, Halton Region, the province of Ontario and the government of Canada.  Below are some key resources.  Click for links to summary documents or websites.

Benefits Portal (MyBenefits)

Online service for social assistance recipients

Comprehensive Resources

Comprehensive Documents to Find Services in Burlington and Halton

Resource Recap (summary of key  resources - see below for more comprehensive resources)

Where to Get Help in Burlington pamphlet

Where to Get Help in Halton (link to Halton online document)


1/ Where to access FREE clothing

Compassion Society (905-592-3722) - 1881 Fairview Street

Mon & Fri 12-3:30 and Wed 4-7

for website click HERE

Open Doors (905-634-1809) - St. Christopher's 662 Guelph Line

Tues 3:30 - 6 and Sat 9:30 - noon

SafetyNet (905-845-7233) - 166 South Service Road E (Oakville)

Mon - Fri 9:30 - 1

includes business attire for adults

for website click HERE

2/ Where to DONATE clothing

All of the above accept clothing donations although hours are different from shopping hours

Compassion Society

Mon & Fri 9 - 3:30

Wed 9 - 7

Open Doors

Wed & Thurs 9:30 - 4


166 South Service Road E

Every day 9:30 - 4:30

186 Morrison Road, Oakville

24/7 drop-off bins 


Bursaries & Scholarships summary document

Canada Learning Bond information document including link to applying for a SIN

Halton Schools foundations assistance available by application of a staff member - summary document

HIPPY Halton no-cost pre-school document with link to website

Low-cost internet and cell phones/cell phone plans for families and seniors 65+ summary document with link to vaious websites for applications

Music lessons at SafetyNet - link to website

Tutoring at SafetyNet - link to website

Financial Resilience

CatchUp Payments (expires March 31, 2023) - one-time funding for students kindergarten thru grade 12, up to age 18 or up to age 21 for students with special education needs; no restrictions on how funds are spent

Canada Child Benefitlink to website

C.A.P. Debt Counselling - link to website

THRIVE (Credit) Counselling - link to website

Employment Services - links to the following websites:

   Goodwill Career Centre  

   Centre for Skills Development

    Y to Work

    Employment Halton

Guaranteed Income Supplement (for 65+) - summary document with details on program and how to apply

Income Tax clinics - FREE income tax clinics in Burlington

Newcomers (Halton Muticultural Council) - link to Halton Region resource page

Ontario Disability Supports Program - link to website

Ontario Works - link to webiste

Pet Care (subsidized emergency care & foster care for pets of individuals experiencing shelter life) - link to resource document

Registered Disability Savings Plan - link to information document and how to set one up

SPLIT (Transit) Pass - link to information and online registration


Food Support - document summarizing fresh food and hot meals in Burlington

Flip and Flashfood grocery $$ saving APPS - link tp information document

Where to Get Food in Halton - link to online resource document from Halton Region website

Housing, Furniture & Utilities

1 / Furniture

SafetyNet (Oakville)

Habitat for Humanity (Burlington)

SSVP Next to New Store (Hamilton)

SSVP Store Hamilton West (Hamilton) **new beds available at discounted prices**

The Mattress Discounter (Burlington)

My Furniture Bank (Mississauga)

Eagles Nest (Flamborough)

2 / Small furniture

Value Village (north Burlington)

4/ Small Appliances

Salvation Army Thrift Store (Fairview Street, Burlington)

Value Village (north Burlington)

5 / Housing

Canada Housing Benefit One-Time Top Up (expires March 31, 2023)


Halton Housing Help  - link to document summarizing information from Halton Regions housing support webpages

Homelessness - document with listing of Shelters in Burlington/Oakville/Hamilton/Peel including addresses and phone numbers

Home Suite Hope - link to website - A registered charitable organization that responds to Halton single parent families in housing crisis by providing stable, affordable long-term accommodation.

Tenant Issues - link to document summarizing general tenant information including rent arrears and eviction - information taken from Halton Region website

6 / Utilities

Utilities Budgeting, Cost Assistance and Arrears Assistance - summary document with contact information to applicable resources

Ontario Electricity Support Program online application link


Community Legal Education Ontario - self-help online legal resource - link to website

Steps to Justice - online guide to Law in Ontario - link to website

Halton Community Legal Services - link to website


Law Society Referral Service - link to website


*30 minutes free consult from legal professional


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Immigration,  Refugees and Citizenship Canada office located in Millcroft Shopping Centre

Access to resources for newcomers.

Burlington Newcomers Club is a non-profit organization run by and for women of all ages. Our club brings newcomers to the Burlington and surrounding area together, as well as women who have experienced a significant life change such as divorce, widowhood or retirement.

Our fun, interesting group events include mix and mingles, special interest groups and many other great activities. Our goal is to help women of all ages connect, meet new people and form lasting friendships.

We welcome new members throughout the year and look forward to talking with you very soon!

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