The Association in Defence of Social Rights (ADDS) on the South Shore is a non-profit organization that works to defend the individual and collective rights of social welfare recipients and persons who live in poverty. The Association serves the population of the city of Lévis and the municipal district of Bellechasse.
It prioritizes an approach that includes popular education and mobilization. It has four objectives to reach its goal of defending social welfare recipients:
- Mobilize welfare recipients around the issues that affect them directly.
- Denounce prejudice and create awareness in the population on the living conditions of welfare recipients;
- Denounce the deterioration in the living conditions of welfare recipients;
- Organize and pressure to improve the quality of life of social welfare recipients.