This isn’t one of those ‘do my research for me’ kinds of threads, but a real question - does welfare, or social assistance, or whatever the correct term is, even exist in the city of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada? I am talking specifically of the ‘I have no money and need to pay my rent so I am not homeless’ kind of welfare.
Because I am coming close to that category, and my dad (who has a bad record of being out of touch with these kinds of things) is convinced this exists - that there is a program I could find or sign up for, that I would be eligible for, that would assist me with a $300-500/month until I was able to find work.
I can’t find anything like this in Hamilton. No Google search I’ve yet tried leads me to anything that looks like ‘traditional’ welfare, the kind we heard of growing up, and since I’m not crippled and don’t have any kinds, and am in fact a white guy, I can’t find any social assistance I’m likely to be eligible for.
Does anyone know anything about this, because I am at complete loss and have no idea what to do.