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.
* AISH means Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped.
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.”