The Slaight Family Foundation Legacy Program is a financial relief program offered by The Unison Fund, created with the generous support of Gary Slaight and The Slaight Family Foundation. This program supports the veteran members of Canada’s music community, as well as those who are coping with unexpected or chronic illness.

The Legacy Program is targeted at those who are finding it difficult to maintain an adequate standard of living, are in need of constant or emergent medical intervention, and those who are struggling with mental health issues.

Applicants who have been contributing members of Canada’s music community for a minimum of 10 years, and are over the age of 60 and/or are coping with unexpected or chronic illness are eligible.

If you believe you are eligible for this program, please complete the Emergency Financial Support Program eligibility form <> on The Unison Fund portal. Unison will review and contact you if your eligibility for the Legacy Fund is confirmed. Alternatively, if you require assistance with the application process, please contact the Program Manager at 416-479-0675 ext. 106 or by email at <>.

You can also visit Unison’s website <> for more information on their financial support programs and counselling services.


Low-Cost Mobile/Internet for Low-Income Elders

The Canadian Artists Network sponsor TELUS has a special offer for elders receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement.

Mobility for Good 

  • Bring your own device or redeem a $75 discount off the purchase of a phone of your choice from Mobile Klinik
  • 3GB of data at high-speed and endless data at reduced speed
  • Unlimited Canada wide talk & text with all the basic call features (Call Display, Conference call, Call waiting, Voice mail)
  • Free SIM card for new customers
  • Ongoing $25 per month rate (plus applicable taxes) 
  • No contract or cancellation fees

Internet for Good

  • Internet service starting at $9.95 per month [plus taxes]
  • Available in BC, Alberta, and Quebec

If you are receiving GIS, click here to find out more and to register.

Government of Canada Services & Benefits

Click on these links to find information on federal government services and benefits:

This link has information on programs and services for seniors.

This link gives information on filing taxes as a senior.

This link has information on protecting yourself against fraud. And this link takes you to the federal anti-fraud centre.

This link will take you to a page with information on the Disability tax credit.

This link will take you to a page where you can request assistance from Service Canada on these or other issues.

Ontario Electricity Support Program​

The Ontario Electricity Support Program is a program providing reductions in electricity bills for low income households. The application for the program is available online, but you can also phone: 1-855-831-8151 or email: for more information. The website is: