Source of income

13 protected grounds of discrimination

12. Source of income

People cannot discriminate against you because of your source of income. For example:

  • A person might get income support (welfare) from the government.
  • A person with a disability might get AISH* from the government. AISH helps pay for living costs and health costs. hr18-1

    * AISH means Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped.

Sybil’s story

I rent an apartment for me and my 2 children. I lost my job. Now I’m getting welfare.

My landlord said, “I don’t want people on welfare here. Find a job or get out.”

I think I am being discriminated against because of my source of income.


Read more about Sybil under “Sybil’s story” in “Areas and grounds go together.”