As of now you get all the money in one cheque, a monetary cheque.
My cousin (who REFUSES to get a job), his girlfriend (who also refuses to get a job) and their 1 y/o DD get $1,200 a MONTH in welfare, plus around $500 in CCTB and UCCB (the max for 1 child).
Instead of using the $1,700 a month to buy groceries (their rent is $800 all bills paid expect phone/internet/cable), diapers, etc they use it for pot, shrooms, alcohol, tattoos, etc. In order for their DD to eat and have diapers her grandma has to go buy it all.
I HAVE reported them to both welfare and CPS, nothing is ever done.
I honestly think it'd be better if Canada had a food stamp system where a card is given to you, with YOUR name on it and every time it is used you MUST provide photo ID AND a signature.