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Home Weatherization Program

Home Weatherization Program

With our free Home Weatherization Program, you can stay cosy and save energy no matter what winter brings. If you qualify, you’ll receive free home improvements that will keep you – and your energy bills – more comfortable all year round. Take advantage of the program that has helped 9,700 Ontario households save money and energy.

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What you get

illustration of a snowflake and insulationFree insulation, free installation    illustration of various weather statesYear-round comfort    illustration of a piggy bankSave money

and energy    illustration of a coin and circle with a line through itNo cost to you

What can you expect?

In these videos, homeowners talk about their experiences with the Home Weatherization Program, and experts show what’s involved in making your home more comfortable.

energy assessment video

Energy Assessment

energy upgrades video

Energy Upgrades

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Customer Experiences

What’s in it for you?

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Greater home comfort, lower utility bills and healthier air quality, all at no cost to you. Union Gas pays all costs associated with this program.

What’s in it for us?

In partnership with the Ontario Energy Board, Union Gas is working to help the province meet its ambitious energy conservation goals. We offer a range of programs to help Ontario households save money and energy.

Qualification requirements:

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Household Income

Household size    Annual Household Income

One person …………………..    $33,681 or less

Two people …………………..    $41,932 or less

Three people …………………    $51,549 or less

Four people …………………..    $62,588 or less Five people …………………..    $70,987 or less Six people …………………….    $80,060 or less Seven people or more ……….    $89,136 or less

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Your House

Built before 1975 and requires more insulation

Has a natural gas furnace and you pay the Union Gas bill This program will not affect income from government assistance programs. All upgrades will be installed at no cost to you by our authorized contractors.

Apply now

If you meet the qualifications above, you can either apply online or call an authorized contractor.

Start your online application here >

Home Reno Rebate

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Sewer Lateral (pipe) Lining and Repair Subsidy

Sewer Lateral (pipe) Lining and Repair Subsidy

Sewer laterals that are in substandard condition (e.g., cracks, holes, root damage) may create blockages or poor drainage that can prevent wastewater from flowing from your home to the municipal sanitary sewer system. This can leave your home at risk for sewer back up and basement flooding.

Sewer Lateral (pipe) Lining and Repair Subsidy

What is a sewer lateral?

A sewer lateral is an underground pipe that carries wastewater away from your house and takes it to the municipal sanitary sewer system.

What financial support will Halton Region provide?

Sewer Lateral (pipe) Lining and Repair Subsidy

Halton will cover 50% of the costs to repair your sewer lateral (pipe), up to a maximum of $2,000.

Apply for the Sewer Lateral (pipe) Lining and Repair Subsidy

Download the Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy application, or pick one up at the Halton Regional Centre.

Choose a contractor.

If required, apply to your local municipality for a permit to conduct the work. Arrange for an inspection and obtain documentation from your local municipality ensuring the work meets the Ontario Building Code standards.

Arrange for CCTV before and after video of the inside of your sanitary lateral/pipe. Your lateral pipes must be in a substandard condition to be eligible for the subsidy.

Submit a completed application, waiver form and include the required documentation as outlined in the application form.

Scan and email to basementfloodingsubsidy@halton.ca

Drop off in person at the Halton Regional Centre, 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville.

Submit by mail to

Halton Region

Public Works

c/o Systems & Outreach Administrator

Woodlands Operation Centre

1179 Bronte Road, Oakville ON, L6M 4G3

The Homeowner, exercising sole discretion, has allowed a contractor selected by the Homeowner to make modifications (the "Work") to the Property's storm water systems to promote the drainage of storm water from around and under the Property’s building foundation as part of the Region’s Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program (the “Program”).

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Downspout Disconnection Rebate Program

Downspout Disconnection Rebate Program

Maintaining your home is an important part of home ownership. Maintenance retains property value and increases the safety and comfort of your home. One easy way to maintain and protect your home is to disconnect any downspouts connected to the sewer systems.

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The benefits of disconnecting the downspouts are:

protecting you and your neighbourhood by keeping excess rainwater out of the sewer systems, which reduces the risk of flooding improved water quality in local streams and rivers

a source of free water for your lawn and gardens

Properly disconnecting your downspouts allows storm water to flow away from your home's foundation onto gardens, landscaped areas and lawns on your own property. This way, water slowly soaks into the ground, where it is naturally filtered and returned to the water table.

You may be eligible for the Downspout Disconnection Subsidy program or for the Financial Assistance program.

You are eligible for the Downspout Disconnection Rebate Program if: You are in the eligible program area (see list below)

You have not received a subsidy from the Region of Peel through previous downspout disconnection or basement flooding remediation programs How to participate

Confirm eligibility by checking if you are in the program area City of Brampton program area:

Brampton west (PDF Map, 278KB)

Brampton east (PDF Map, 269KB)

City of Mississauga program area:

Mississauga west (PDF Map, 790KB)

Mississauga east (PDF Map, 207KB)

Town of Caledon, Bolton program area:

Bolton (PDF Map, 308KB)

Decide which program you want to apply for

a) Downspout Disconnection Subsidy Program

The Region of Peel is offering rebates of:

$25 each for one or two downspouts disconnected

$100 for three or more downspouts disconnected

With a maximum of $100 per home

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OR

b) Downspout Disconnection Financial Assistance Program

The Region of Peel offers eligible low-income seniors or low-income residents with a disability, financial reimbursement for downspout disconnection of all downspouts on the property up to a maximum amount of $1,000.

Click on the link to see if you are eligible for the Downspout Disconnection Financial Assistance Program, Downspout Disconnection Financial Assistance Program.

Disconnect your home's downspout(s) ensuring that you:

Cap the pipe where it enters the ground

Attach an elbow to the downspout

Direct water onto a splash pad or well away from your foundation Make sure that water from disconnected downspouts is not directed to your neighbour's property or a public walkway. Having a downspout flow onto driveways, walkways or sidewalks can cause water to pool or ice to form and may create a slip hazard.

How to disconnect your downspouts:

Step-by-step instruction to learn how to disconnect your home's downspout (PDF, 9MB) How to disconnect your home's downspout instructional video

Capping your standpipe

Complete the application form (PDF, 75KB) and submit it:

Downspout Disconnection Subsidy Program

2 Copper Road

Brampton, ON L6T 4W5

Please keep a copy for your records.

Once your application has been received, a staff person from the Region will do a visual assessment of the disconnected downspouts at your home Once your application has been approved, a cheque will be mailed to you within 6-8 weeks of the assessment 

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Foundation Drain Collector (FDC) Sump Pump Subsidy Program

Foundation Drain Collector (FDC) Sump Pump Subsidy Program

A sump pump subsidy program has been established to assist homeowners that live on streets serviced by the municipal foundation drain collector (FDC) system and provide an additional safeguard against basement water infiltration.  The City is offering eligible homeowners a financial subsidy to install a sump pump with up to 100 per cent of the cost, to a maximum of $6,000 per household.

To assist homeowners in making a well-informed decision on installing a sump pump, we recommend that homeowners refer to the ‘Handbook for Reducing Basement Flooding’ by the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR).

Eligibility Requirements:

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Homeowners must complete an application form and meet all five of the following eligibility requirements to be considered for the sump pump subsidy: The property must be located on a street that is serviced by the municipal foundation drain collector (FDC) system. To confirm if your property is located on a street serviced by the FDC system, please call 3-1-1 or 905-615-4311 (if outside City limits), between 7:00 am to 7:00 pm from Monday to Friday. A figure showing approximate extents of the FDC system is available here Sump pump was installed on or after January 1, 2008

Sump pump was installed by a plumber licensed in Ontario and with a City of Mississauga business licence.

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To confirm if your plumber is licensed by the City of Mississauga, please call 3-1-1 or 905-615-4311 (if outside City limits), between 7:00 am to 7:00 pm from Monday to Friday Original copies of invoice(s) or receipt(s) for the full cost of the sump pump installation are attached to the completed application form and show: Address of the sump pump installation

Name and business licence number of the Contractor

Cost breakdown of all charges

Total amount paid

Payment in full indicated by the Contractor

Owner has read and agrees to the Terms & Conditions for Subsidy Funding attached to the application form.

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Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program

Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program

With increasingly frequent severe weather events, it is essential that homeowners take appropriate action to reduce the risk of basement flooding.

The City offers owners of single-family, duplex and triplex residential homes a subsidy of up to $3,400 per property to install flood protection devices. Eligible work includes: Installation of a backwater valve.

Installation of a sump pump.

Severance and capping of a home’s storm sewer or external weeping tile connection.

Disconnecting the downspouts from your property’s eavestrough system is not eligible for a subsidy.

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Backwater valve

Installation or replacement of backwater valve.

Installation of alarm for backwater valve.

The available subsidy is 80 per cent of the invoiced cost up to a maximum of $1,250 regardless of the number of devices installed at the property, including eligible labour, materials, permit and taxes.

A Building Permit is required to install a backwater valve. The valve must pass inspection by the City of Toronto building inspector, in order to be eligible for the subsidy.

You must also consent at the time of the building inspection or at the request of the City:

To provide City access to the backwater valve to verify that installation has been completed in accordance with the requirements and conditions of the Program.

 

To the City taking photographs, video and digital images of backwater valves.

See what backwater valves look like and how they work.

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Sump pump

Installation or replacement of sump pump.

Installation of alarm for sump pump.

Installation of back-up power for sump pump.

The available subsidy is 80 per cent of the invoiced cost up to a maximum of $1,750 regardless of the number of devices installed at the property, including eligible labour, materials, permit and taxes.

Note: Be sure to maintain basement flooding protection devices according to manufacturer instructions. Keeping these devices in good working order is an important step in protecting your home against basement flooding. See what sump pumps look like and how and they work.

Foundation drain (weeping tile) pipe severance and capping

Disconnection of foundation drains (weeping tiles) from the City’s sewer system by severing and capping the underground sewer connection.

The available subsidy is 80 per cent of the invoiced cost up to a maximum of $400 including eligible labour, materials and taxes.

You must be the registered owner of a single-family residential, duplex or triplex property within the City of Toronto.

The property must not have exceeded the lifetime maximum subsidy amount for each eligible installation.

The subsidy is available only to existing homes, not homes in the planning stages or under construction The downspouts from the property’s eavestrough must be disconnected from the City’s sewer system or you must have applied to the City for an exemption.

All front yard paved areas of the property, including parking pads, must comply with the City’s Zoning By-law requirements.

You must submit your application within one year of completion of the installation of the flood protection device.

Your contractor(s) and any sub-contractor(s) who performed the installation of flood prevention device(s) must possess a valid license from the City of Toronto for the installation work, at the time of installation.

Original invoices from the licensed contractor(s) and any sub-contractor(s) who performed the installation of the flood prevention device(s) must be provided with your application.

You must not have any outstanding taxes or debts owed to the City of Toronto at the time your application is processed.

Submitting an application does not guarantee a subsidy. Subsidies are issued on a “first-come, first-serve” basis, and are subject to annual funding approved by City Council.

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Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program In Halton

Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program

Flooding can happen when you least expect it. Halton is making it easier and more affordable to protect your home through 4 subsidy programs. Take advantage of this support and let us help you protect your most valuable asset.

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What is the Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program?

4 subsidy programs to help you protect your home

Downspout disconnection subsidy

Weeping tile disconnection & sump pump installation subsidy

Backwater valve installation subsidy

Sewer lateral (pipe) lining & repair subsidy

Additional information about flood prevention & recovery

Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program

What is the Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program?

Halton Region has invested millions of dollars in optimizing the wastewater sewer system throughout the region. These improvements ensure that the Region’s wastewater sewer system is more resilient to impacts of climate change, including more frequent and severe localized wet weather. To further withstand the impacts of climate change, Regional Council have endorsed the Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program. The program offers financial support for residents who are making the improvements on the private side, that removes unnecessary storm water from entering the municipal wastewater system and reduces the risk of flooding in their basement from sewer backup.

4 subsidy programs to make protecting your home easier and more affordable

Downspout disconnection

Downspouts are the pipes connected to your eavestroughs that collect water from your roof and directs it to the ground or to a drain below ground. A disconnected downspout is one that is attached to your house and discharges to the lawn or other permeable surfaces at a suitable distance away from the outside wall. Disconnected downspouts significantly reduces the amount of rainwater that gets into the sewer system, which will reduce the risk of sewer backup and basement flooding. Learn more Weeping tile disconnection & sump pump installation

Weeping tiles are underground pipes installed around your foundation of your home. The weeping tile collects groundwater or rainwater that enters the ground, during a rainfall, and directs it to a sump pit installed inside your basement. Within the pit, a sump pump takes the water and discharges it outside and away from your house. Learn more Backwater valve installation

A backwater valve is a device installed on your sewer lateral that prevents wastewater from re-entering your house.

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Learn more

Sewer lateral (pipe) lining & repair

This is the pipe that carries wastewater away from your home to the municipal wastewater sewer, which is typically located under the street.

Learn more

Additional information about flood prevention and recovery

Download A Guide to Flooding

Prevention & Recovery (PDF file)

or call 311 to request a copy.

Here are some additional tips to be prepared and protect your home and community from flooding Ensure your yard slopes away from your house, not towards it.

Ensure that eavestroughs (gutters) and downspouts are clear and drain properly.

Keep floor drains inside your home clear.

Ensure window wells are free of debris.

Install weather protection sealant around basement windows and the base of ground-level doors.

Assemble an emergency kit – flooding can happen when you least expect it.

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Backwater Valve Installation Subsidy

Backwater Valve Installation Subsidy

In the event of heavy rainfall, homes that do not have a backwater valve installed on their underground pipes are at a greater risk of sewer back up and basement flooding.

What is a backwater valve?

A backwater valve is a device installed on your sewer lateral that prevents wastewater from re-entering your house.

What financial support will Halton Region provide?

Backwater Valve Installation Subsidy

Halton will cover 50% of the costs to install a backwater valve inside of the home, up to a maximum of $675.

A sideview of a backwater valve; one side is missing to show inside the pipe.

Backwater Valve Installation Subsidy

Backwater valve

Apply for the backwater valve subsidy

Download the Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy application, or pick one up at the Halton Regional Centre.

Apply to your local municipality for a permit to conduct work. Once the work is completed, arrange for an inspection and obtain documentation from your local municipality ensuring the work meets the Ontario Building Code standards.

Backwater Valve Installation Subsidy

Have your contractors provide a written statement indicating that your weeping tiles are not connected to the sanitary sewer system.

Submit a completed application and include the required documentation as outlined in the application form.

Scan and email to basementfloodingsubsidy@halton.ca

Drop off in person at the Halton Regional Centre, 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville.

Submit by mail to

The Regional Municipality of Halton

Public Works, Wastewater Services

c/o Systems & Outreach Administrator

Woodlands Operation Centre

1179 Bronte Road, Oakville ON, L6M 4G3

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York Region’s Home Repair Program

York Region’s Home Repair Program

offers grants of up to $7,500 per year, with a lifetime maximum of $15,000, to low and moderate income homeowners who need critical repairs and/or modifications to their homes to make them safer or more accessible.

This guide helps you determine if you are eligible and outlines the steps to apply.

Program eligibility is reviewed annually by York Region.

HOME REPAIR PROGRAM

2018 Application Guide

18-2143 Page 2 of 6

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STEP 2: COMPLETE THE APPLICATION

Complete the Home Repair Program Application Form in full and attach the required documents.

Your application will not be considered if it is incomplete.

STEP 1: DETERMINE YOUR ELIGIBILITY

To qualify for assistance, you must meet all of the following criteria.

You own a home in York Region that is your primary residence Based on your most recent Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) assessment or property tax bill, your home value is less than the value for the town/city you live in as listed below: Town/City Home Value Eligibility Thresholds

Aurora, King, Markham, Richmond Hill,

Vaughan, Whitchurch-Stouffville $636,762

East Gwillimbury $574,985

Newmarket $548,807

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Georgina $388,304

The total annual income for you, all other homeowners registered on title and everyone else living in the home aged 18 or older is $79,697 or less. A Notice of Assessment from the Canada Revenue Agency must be provided for each person

Your home needs modifications to accommodate a household member with a disability or your home needs a critical repair for safety reasons

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Basement Flooding Loan Program Resulting From a Sanitary Sewer Backup

This Basement Flooding Loan Program Resulting From a Sanitary Sewer Backup

program provides loan financing for the installation of an approved backwater valve and sump pump in a resident’s house and is subject to the following guidelines: i) An interest free loan, not to exceed $3,000, with repayment in equal amounts added to the resident’s quarterly water and sewer bill. The repayment term is not to exceed 3 years.

Basement Flooding Loan Program Resulting From a Sanitary Sewer Backup

ii) Loans are advanced upon receipt of original invoices for eligible expenses incurred by the homeowner for eligible contracting services relating to the installation of a sump pump and approved backwater valve.

iii) The installation has been approved by a municipal plumbing inspector.

Qualification Criteria for Basement Flooding Loan Program Resulting From a Sanitary Sewer Backup

 A one-time loan up to a maximum of $3,000 is available to eligible property owners who have experienced a sanitary sewerage flooding in the basement of their homes as a result of flooding events. Eligible costs include labour and materials related to the installation of an approved backwater valve and the installation of a sump pump.

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 There is currently one backwater valve approved by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing in accordance with the Building Code for use in the Province of Ontario. It is the Mainline Fullport Backwater Valve with a clear cover. Your contractor must verify in writing that this model has been installed at your property. Sump pump systems must meet current Building Code requirements.

 Owners of properties zoned as residential, are eligible for a loan if they can demonstrate that they have experienced a basement flooding at their residence.

 The loan is available only to existing homes, not new homes in the planning stages or currently under construction.

NOTE: Submitted documents/pictures will become property of the Regional Municipality of Durham. Please make and retain necessary copies prior to submitting loan application.

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Electric vehicle charging incentive program

Electric vehicle charging incentive program

Ontario is showing its support for electric vehicles (EVs) by offering up to $1,000 to help you purchase and install charging stations for home or business use. Find out whether you're eligible and how to apply for a rebate.

Eligible participants

If you are the owner of an electric vehicle registered and plated in Ontario, you are eligible for a rebate to support the purchase of a Level 2 charging station. You can plug your car into a regular household outlet but upgrading to a Level 2 (220V, 30amps) station, connected to the same type of plug you need for a dryer or stove, will let you charge your car faster.

  • Level 1 – (110 VAC
  • Level 2 – (220 VAC
  • Level 3 – (480 VDC

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The rebate covers:

50% of the purchase cost, up to $500 



50% of the installation cost, up to $500 (a maximum value of $1,000)

Rebate requirements

Individuals and organizations who have purchased either a new or used EV and registered and plated that vehicle in Ontario can apply for the charging station rebate. You can request one charging rebate for each vehicle you have registered.

To receive a rebate, your charging station must:

  • be for residential or business vehicle use for applicant owned vehicles (not for public or customer use)
  • have a nominal voltage rating of 208-240 V (Level 2) only
  • be designed to charge one car at a time. Dual port charging stations are not eligible unless you have two eligible vehicles registered and plated in the applicant's name
  • be approved by an ESA accredited certification or evaluation agency.
  • be on the list of eligible charging stations
  • have been purchased in Canada from a Canadian source (i.e. third-party certified or evaluated by cUL, CSA or cETL
  • Be on the list of eligible vehicles posted on the Green Plates Eligible Vehicle List

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Expenses eligible for a rebate include:

  • the purchase price of the charging station
  • the costs associated with installing the unit by a Licensed Electrical Contractor
  • the cost associated with an electrical inspection undertaken by ESA

You will need to provide proof of installation by showing your certificate of inspection issued by the ESA. The certificate can be obtained from the electrical contractor who installed the charging station or from the ESA if the installation was completed by an employee or a homeowner.

Add a charging station to the list

If you are a charging station manufacturer you may download an application (PDF – 1.44 MB) to qualify a charging station for the Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive Program.

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Apply for a rebate

You need to apply within three months (90 days) of the ESA certificate date.

To apply, you will need to provide the following:

  1. A completed and signed application form (PDF – 1.44 MB) for the EV Charging Incentive Program.
  2. A copy of your charging station receipt.
  3. A copy of the installation receipt, if your charging station was installed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
  4. A copy of the Certificate of Inspection;
  5. Vehicle registration.

Mail these documents to the address shown on the application form.

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