Basic Needs Assistance
Monthly financial assistance is provided for qualifying individuals and families to cover essentials such as food, clothing, and shelter. The amount depends on family size and make up, age, employability, shelter costs, and eligibility for disability and health benefits.
School Supplies and Winter Clothing
The Social Development Department runs the National Child Benefit program. This gives eligible families an allowance to buy winter coats and boots, and school supplies for children. Applications open in late July or early August.