Social Service & Assistance

At Eirene, we believe that everyone deserves a dignified and respectful funeral. If you are in need of financial assistance with your end-of-life process, you have options.

This page will give you information on how you can access specific financial coverage through the Ontario and Federal governments.

Ontario Works

Ontario Works is a government service available to all Ontario residents to help offset the basic expenses of an arrangement for those who cannot afford it.

Ontario Works may help to cover the cost of any funeral services (including, but not limited to: the transfer of the deceased, cremation, burial plot and urn/casket).


Please call your local Social Assistance Office to receive approval to proceed with the arrangement. To find Ontario Works office that serves your address, click here. Please ensure that the application is made through the region that the Deceased lived.

Approval is dependent on the deceased's financial standing and takes into account insurance policies and assets. Once you receive approval from Ontario Works, you can return to this form to complete the arrangement. If you need any assistance, please contact the Eirene team.

If you enter a contract with Eirene prior to applying and receiving approval, Ontario Works will deny your application. Rest assured, Ontario Works will send approval via fax or email in a timely manner to ensure that we can proceed with the arrangement.

Read more about how it works and who qualifies below

Canada Pension Plan

The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Death Benefit is a federally mandated service that provides survivors with two kinds of support:

- A one-time payment to the estate on behalf of the deceased.

- A monthly pension.