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Find an EarlyON Centre

EarlyON centres offer free, high-quality programs for families and children from birth to 6 years old.


Family Responsibility Office

Find out how to work with the Family Responsibility Office (FRO) to pay and receive child and spousal support.

Family & Social Supports

General Information

Halton Region has compiled a handy resource that includes contact information for financial assistance, housing, children's services, among many others.


  • Learn about Adoption, how to adopt a child, as well as how to get services and supports to help you and the child you are adopting throughout the adoption process.
  • How do I begin The Adoption Process?
  • Learn about Services and Support for people who are interested in adopting a child or are currently in the adoption process.
  • How can I apply for Adoption Records?


Disability Support

  • The Child Disability Benefit is a tax-free monthly payment made to families who care for a child under age 18 with a severe and prolonged impairment in physical or mental functions.
  • The Disability Tax Credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay.
  • The Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) provides last resort income support for qualifying residents in the province of Ontario, who are above the age of 18 and have a disability. 
  • Apply for Social Assistance Online.
  • Passport is a program that helps adults 18 years or older with a developmental disability to participate in their communities. It also helps caregivers of an adult with a developmental disability take a break from their caregiving responsibilities.
  • Low-income seniors and low-income persons with disabilities can get a Partial Deferral of Provincial Land and Education Taxes.

Family Law

The Family Responsibility Office

Child Support

Custody & Access

  • Divorce & Separation: What parents  should know, and what that means for your child.
  • How is Child Custody & Access determined?
  • Learn about Supervised Access, a program offering separated families with a setting where visits and exchanges can take place under the supervision of trained staff and volunteers.

Financial Assistance

  • Families of children 13 and under, (or up to 18 if they have special needs) may apply for the Ontario Child Care Fee Subsidy.
  • Find Federal Child & Family Tax Benefit Programs. 
  • The Canada Child Benefit is a tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help with the cost of raising children under 18 years of a tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help with the cost of raising children under 18 years of age.
  • The Low-Income Tax Credit (known as Low-Income Individuals and Families (LIFT) Tax Credit) provides up to $850 each year in Ontario personal income tax relief to low-income workers, including those earning minimum wage. It is a non-refundable tax credit that you can use to reduce or eliminate your Ontario personal tax, excluding the Ontario Health Premium.

Youth Support, Opportunities & Justice

Support for Youth

  • The Halton Children’s Aid Society implements programs and activities which enhance the quality of life for children and youth in our community.
  • Kid’s Help Phone, is for Children and Youth, 18 and under, who need to talk to someone about their mental health.
    Call 1-800668-6868 for 24/7 virtual, phone and text support.
  • Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK) provides support for children and families dealing with mental health concerns.

Youth Opportunity

View what Youth Opportunity Programs  are available around you.

Youth Justice

  • Ontario’s Youth Justice System provides programs and services for youth who come into trouble with the law between the ages of 12 and 17.

Special Needs: Children & Youth

Support Services

Social Assistance

Types of Social Assistance

  • If you need help covering essential costs of living or to help find and keep a job, you may be eligible for Ontario Works.
  • The Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) provides last resort income support for qualifying residents in the province of Ontario, who are above the age of 18 and have a disability. 
  • Learn how to get short term financial  Emergency Assistance if you are in a crisis or an emergency situation and don’t have enough money for things like food and housing.
  • If you are an adult and you are temporarily responsible for the care of a child who is in financial need, you may be eligible for Temporary Care Assistance on their behalf.
  • If you are a parent caring for a child with a severe disability, you may be able to receive financial support through the Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD) Program.

Women's Services

Human Trafficking

  • What is Human Trafficking?
  • Find organizations across Ontario that help survivors of human trafficking and learn about the Services & Supports available to them.
  • The Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline is a confidential, multilingual service, operating 24/7 to connect victims and survivors with social services, law enforcement, and emergency services, as well as receive tips from the public.

Domestic & Sexual Violence

  • Learn about what Domestic Violence is, who it impacts and how to get help.
  • Find out where you can get help if you are experiencing, or have experienced, rape, sexual abuse, sexual harassment or other kinds of Sexual Violence.
  • Get Help if you are experiencing violence.