An Ontario program started to take applications in October 2015 called Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) to give some relief to individuals and families with high electricity bills. The program is for eligible low-income households across the province to receive a credit on their electricity bills in 2016. To qualify for this credit is depends on the amount of people living in your home and the combined annual income. In order to get approved you must apply on the Ontario Energy Board website and follow the instructions. Once you do get approval it will automatically be reduced from your bill as soon as six to eight weeks later. You must re-apply every two years to continue to get the credit. There are higher levels of assistance for electrically heated homes or where there is a reliance on medical devices using a lot of power.
You can follow this link or call to get more information or to apply to the program: