Social assistance is also known as “income support,” “income assistance,” and “welfare assistance.” These programs are intended to alleviate extreme poverty by providing a monthly payment to people with little or no income or people with disabilities.
Government of Ontario, Ministry of Community and Social Services. “About social assistance in Ontario.” Online: http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/ (Retrieved on August 8, 2014)
Hill, Stephen, “Employment Counselling and Poverty.” In Blythe C. Shepard and Priya S. Mani (editors). Career Development Practice in Canada: Perspectives, Principles and Professionalism. Toronto: Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC), 2014, p.244.