Niagara Region provides financial assistance for funeral, burial and cremation services at a funeral home or place of worship.
An application to determine eligibility must be processed by Niagara Region before funeral arrangements are finalized.
A basic funeral includes:
Cremation or burial, including plot, and interment are subsidized separately and provided by local cemeteries under this program.
Niagara Region maintains a rate schedule that supports a basic yet professional and dignified service.
Any additional services and supplies must be purchased directly from the funeral provider and are done so outside of the agreement with Niagara Region Community Services.
To apply for financial assistance, contact Niagara Region Community Services, Discretionary Benefits Program, at 905-641-9960 x 6026. Applicants will be contacted to book an appointment with a staff member within one business day of your request.
If the death occurs on the weekend, holiday, or if there are time sensitive cultural / religious requirements, contact our office immediately and leave a message to ensure your appointment is prioritized during regular business hours.
Applications for financial assistance must be approved by Niagara Region prior to the finalization of funeral arrangements.
The following documents of the deceased person are required in order to complete the application for funeral, burial and cremation services:
For more information, call 905-641-9960 ext. 6026.