Senior Fuel Subsidy Program

The Senior Fuel Subsidy is a program that helps to offset the high cost of heating fuel for indigenous Metis seniors who do not receive Government subsidies for a home they own or rent and live in.

A fuel subsidy may be given to those who already receive subsidies upon review on a case-by-case basis.

A one-time subsidy of up to $1,000.00 will be given to eligible seniors towards heating.

*This subsidy includes wood, heating oil, propane used for heating, electric heat and or wood pellets *

Electric heat would require a hardwired heating source, plug in type heaters would not be considered a heat source for this program.

Note * A receipt with your name spouse or partner must be provided for any of the heating methods named above. *


To be eligible for this subsidy, applicants must:

  • Permanently reside in NWT
  • Be an indigenous Metis member belonging to the Fort Smith, Hay River or Fort Resolution Metis Government
  • Be 55 years of age or older
  • Own, live in, rent and pay for heating in the home for which the subsidy is being requested.

The following documents will be required to complete the assessment:

  • Completed application form.
  • Photo identification with birth date.
  • Required payment receipts for heating.

Please submit your application to:

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