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The ministère de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale provides social solidarity services through its Secteur de l’emploi network.

Social solidarity services include the payment of financial assistance to individuals and families that are unable to meet their needs on their own.

The Ministère also coordinates government action in the fight against poverty and social exclusion.


The services offered fall into two categories: financial assistance and individual assistance. Financial assistance is provided by implementing and administering last-resort assistance programs and supporting low-income persons and households to encourage them to work and prevent them from needing last-resort financial assistance. Individual assistance is provided through individualized support, to help persons in their efforts to become autonomous and enter the labour market. Assistance officers work on both of these components at the same time.

Financial assistance

Individual assistance

  • Support and referral to employability services for action promoting job market entry
  • Support and referral to outside organizations (institutional and community) for action promoting social reintegration
  • Support and referral for young people to a youth employment forum (CJE)
  • Support for young mothers, giving precedence to heads of single-parent families, in an effort to provide training centered on trades and occupations in demand in the context of Ma place au soleilLink to external site..
  • Local and regional initiatives aimed at groups of persons with common and individual problems

Last-resort financial assistance


Last update: 2023-06-16 Top of Page



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