An anti-poverty organization wants to break down the myths and prejudices surrounding people who live in poverty.

The Common Front for Social Justice has launched a campaign to combat common terms often used for the poor such as “they are lazy” and “they don’t want to work”.

A number of individuals are telling their stories including Robert MacKay, who is on social assistance, and says he grew up with alcoholic parents.

MacKay says no one chooses to be on social assistance and it is not a disgrace to ask for help if you need it.