What is it?
Success is a program created by the Government Action Plan to Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion.
Who does this program address?
This program targets individuals who face severe limitations in regard to finding and securing a job. It attempts to facilitate access to professional or post-secondary s studies.
What are the advantages?
1- Benefit from financial aid from the Social Solidarity Program
2- In addition, provides loans and grants from the ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport.
3- Furthermore, support allowance can be granted.
This program can allow you to pursue your studies at your own pace and allow you to develop the skills that will help you to integrate yourself in the workplace.
Are you eligible?
- Do you wish to pursue post-secondary education or professional training program?
If Yes, your program as well as the establishment you will attend must be recognized by the ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport.
If you are unsure consult the following list:
In other words, pursuing an art.
- Are you recognized as having severe limitations in regard to finding employment?
Taken from Point 70 from the Individual and Family Assistance Act, this means you are considered a person with a severe limitation in regard to work when you “produces a medical report establishing that the adult’s physical or mental condition is significantly and in all likelihood permanently or indefinitely deficient or impaired and that, for that reason and in view of the adult’s socio-professional profile, the adult’s capacity for employment is severely limited.”
Have you made use of the last resort financial assistance program for 12 months over the last 24 months?
In principle, the Individual and Family Assistance act, introduced January 1st, 2007, two financial aid programs can be used as a last resource. You can use one or the other in the Success Program.
1- Social Assistance Program: This program aims to provide last resort financial assistance to individuals which have limited capacity for employment.
2-Social Solidarity Program: This program also aims to provide last resort financial assistance to individuals which have limited capacity for employment.
To be eligible for last resort financial assistance from the Social Assistance Program or from the Social Solidarity Program, you must meet the following admission criteria from:
- Individual and Family Assistance Act, article 26 to 28. (This information can be found online)
- Individual and Family Assistance Regulation , article 20 to 26.1)
You must also:
- Demonstrate that your resources (money, good, advantages and revenue) are equal to are less than the fixed amount stated by the regulation;
- Live in Quebec
- Be an adult aged 18 or older, if you are less than 18 years old, are or where married or have a child.
In addition, if you are attending a post-secondary or vocational training, you must ensure that:
- You are pursuing your studies part time; do not forget pursuing act 46 of the Rules on Student Financial Assistance. Even if you are studying part time as a student with limited capacity for employment, you are deemed to study full-time;
- You are taking less than 2 courses or courses that provide a maximum of 6 credits;
- You are taking courses which give credits or units that total less than 6 periods or hours of study per week, including labs and supervised practical work.
Please not that the methods used to calculate the above differ from one ministry to another. We suggest that you take this in consideration when taking steps to financial assistance programs. You can use the calculator simulator which is available on the Student Financial Assistance Website. Click Here