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The Halton Learning Foundation offers emergency financial support and subsidies for students of the Halton District School Board and their families.

How do I know if I am eligible to receive help from HLF? ​

You are eligible to receive support if:

a) you or your child are enrolled as a student of the Halton District School Board.

b) you/your child are experiencing financial barriers to learning, such as food insecurity, needing help to purchase clothing or school supplies, or require financial assistance to participate in a school-related learning opportunity, such as field trips, co-ops or post-secondary application fees.

How do I apply for help?

HLF accepts requests directly from schools. Please speak with your school’s principal, guidance counsellor, social worker or teacher and let them know you require assistance and would like them to apply for HLF support on your behalf.

How much support can I expect to receive?

HLF provides up to $250 per eligible student, per school year, to help with emergency necessities and opportunities that help kids fully participate in learning. Support is provided in the form of gift cards, or through reimbursement for things like trips and school activities.

Additionally, graduating students may apply for post-secondary scholarships through HLF, which range from $500 to several thousand dollars.

What if I or my child attends the Halton Catholic District School Board?

HLF only supports students of the HDSB. For help from the Halton Catholic District School Board, please visit: