Halton Region welcomes Ukrainian newcomers and all newcomers to our region by offering a variety of resources and supports. From public health and temporary housing supports to child care and employment assistance, Halton Region is committed to ensuring that all residents have easy access to the services they require. In addition to supports offered directly through the Region, please refer to our Local community resources and other supports webpage.
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For more information or to apply for one of the Regional supports on this page, please call 311 or email email@example.com
Find a place to live
- Halton Region offers a variety of housing supports and services to Ukrainian newcomers:
- Halton Housing Help can assist Ukrainians with finding suitable, affordable accommodations in Halton.
- The Housing Stability Fund can assist with the acquisition of basic furniture, beds, moving costs, last month’s rent, and other incidentals.
- Halton Region can provide family emergency shelter to individuals arriving in Halton. As noted above, and dependent on demand this may take the form of college dormitories and/ or hotel units. While in an emergency shelter, Ukrainians can request assistance in acquiring more permanent housing and accessing social services.
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Get help with childcare and parenting
- The Child Care Fee Subsidy program supports eligible parents/caregivers with the cost of child care for children who are 0-12 years of age. Ukrainian families who are attending school, working, or have a referral based on medical or exceptional needs may qualify.
- EarlyON Child and Family Centres: Ukrainian families can attend EarlyON Child and Family Centres to participate in programs, receive parenting support, and connect with other parents/caregivers and their children. EarlyON Centres are for children aged 0-6 years and their parents/caregivers.
- Children's Developmental Services: Ukrainian families with children who are at developmental risk or have special needs can access multiple programs through Children’s Developmental Services.
- Newcomers can connect with HaltonParents for a variety of free parenting programs, including health professionals providing quality parenting and health information for those thinking about pregnancy to raising teenagers, to resources available to children with special needs.
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Access employment and financial supports
- Emergency Assistance (external link): Ukrainians who require financial assistance while waiting for federal support may be eligible for Emergency Assistance through the Ontario Works program.
- Employment Assistance: Through Employment Halton, Ukrainians can access virtual employment workshops 24/7 and register for employment related workshops at haltonjobs.ca. Ukrainians with a work permit can also receive individual assistance from Employment Halton staff to help them find a job.
- Subsidized Passes for Low Income Transit (SPLIT): Through the SPLIT program, Ukrainian migrants may apply for assistance with the cost of a bus pass or tickets in Burlington, Milton and Oakville or the cost to participate in the ActiVan or Taxi Scrip programs in Halton Hills. If eligible, 50% of the transportation costs will be paid on the individual’s behalf.