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Social Security Statistics Canada and Provinces 1978-79 to 2002-03

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Table 438 Provincial and Municipal Social Assistance Program Expenditures,  by Province and for Canada, Fiscal Years ending March 31, 1980-81 to 2002-03. $000

YR NL PEI NS NB QC ONT MAN SASK ALTA BC YUKON NWT NU CANADA
                             
2002-03 209,704 25,794 295,400 193,456 2,801,344 4,490,250 270,065 244,200 248,214 1,442,665 8,587 9,260 20,600 10,259,539
2001-02 211,092 28,500 304,900 197,028 2,606,184 4,346,665 271,592 251,849 265,225 1,302,397 8,404 8,990 21,600 9,824,426
2000-01 216,484 27,464 309,000 204,562 2,627,976 4,501,631 267,754 255,039 274,368 1,270,548 8,794 13,260 21,533 9,998,205
1999-00 211,155 29,552 330,500 218,918 2,677,848 4,847,110 280,462 254,204 276,820 1,248,627 9,328 12,332 21,989 10,418,845
1998-99 227,196 35,909 351,000 235,333 2,854,229 5,172,607 293,873 263,024 293,223 1,271,503 9,545 34,914 - 11,042,356
1997-98 231,640 39,208 367,900 253,774 3,175,028 5,472,075 317,354 308,610 335,130 1,373,864 9,611 35,614 - 11,919,808
1996-97 251,589 38,639 368,600 251,495 3,482,057 5,687,043 339,880 319,207 390,837 1,550,053 8,506 35,810 - 12,723,716
1995-96 244,892 40,030 373,900 246,261 3,614,193 6,606,132 357,487 318,205 438,790 1,751,400 7,707 32,572 - 14,031,569
1994-95 226,359 42,914 367,119 252,811 3,558,407 6,878,623 357,037 317,613 474,964 1,747,300 8,811 34,501 - 14,266,459
1993-94 197,993 45,544 350,960 264,943 3,466,769 6,799,682 370,977 303,277 765,355 1,674,242 9,496 31,382 - 14,280,620
1992-93 180,121 42,754 322,851 281,948 3,189,365 6,321,487 364,964 251,116 955,930 1,480,999 8,658 27,727 - 13,427,920
1991-92 151,624 38,047 282,633 272,126 2,750,789 5,226,239 295,636 209,419 854,836 1,198,826 6,366 25,155 - 11,311,696
1990-91 133,587 33,818 240,313 241,952 2,193,149 3,622,801 247,308 190,921 691,419 982,806 4,003 22,305 - 8,604,382
1989-90 117,148 27,407 208,968 229,094 2,224,223 2,615,253 218,623 189,185 652,415 886,304 2,841 20,889 - 7,392,350
1988-89 104,089 25,564 192,618 226,348 2,116,631 2,192,797 199,514 196,846 626,731 867,838 2,236 19,413 - 6,770,625
1987-88 104,933 24,525 172,218 210,264 2,298,951 1,908,054 186,547 199,281 583,457 865,940 2,084 16,896 - 6,573,150
1986-87 100,648 23,189 159,213 202,394 2,155,828 1,665,524 167,093 204,071 529,962 867,154 2,187 13,064 - 6,090,327
1985-86 90,036 21,655 148,013 192,967 2,176,751 1,485,620 159,339 196,533 438,330 883,539 2,845 11,064 - 5,806,692
1984-85 85,598 20,123 136,131 185,990 2,010,573 1,365,567 145,308 187,886 370,990 855,197 2,335 9,297 - 5,374,995
1983-84 87,163 20,040 122,525 170,200 1,836,287 1,231,281 128,279 174,863 346,873 781,561 2,200 9,282 - 4,910,554
1982-83 79,793 21,745 109,826 164,808 1,518,643 1,041,283 101,110 155,135 335,005 609,223 2,629 8,742 - 4,147,942
1981-82 71,284 18,637 95,615 137,247 1,199,969 845,055 80,180 111,435 215,530 369,663 2,094 7,420 - 3,154,129
1980-81 68,621 15,761 82,969 125,015 1,051,411 736,953 71,480 94,171 169,394 326,868 1,575 6,974 - 2,751,192

Footnotes

SOURCE:

Strategic Policy, Social Development Canada

NOTES:

  1. These expenditures have been presented for your information and are not accumulated to produce Total Welfare Expenditures in Table 2 because the totals are included in Table 360 (prior to 4/96) and Table 524 (since 4/96).
  2. Figures include expenditures on basic and special needs and exclude administrative or "in kind" benefit costs.
  3. Expenditures represent total cost of benefit payments. Prior to 1996-97, provinces/territories received federal cost-sharing under the Canada Assistance Plan to offset up to 50% of these costs. Prior to April 1997, these expenditures are included in Table 360, CAP, Total Federal-Provincial Cost-Shared Expenditures.
  4. Programs, definitions and reporting systems vary considerably among provinces or within a given province over time.
  5. As of 1996-97, expenditures for Home Support Services in Nova Scotia are funded by the Department of Health.
  6. The New Brunswick total includes expenditures under the Extended Benefits Program (formerly Long Term Established Needs), Transitional Assistance Program and Interim Assistance Program.
  7. In September 1997, Quebec introduced the new Family Allowances Program. This income tested program replaced the children's component of the social assistance rate structure plus the following children's programs: Family Allowance, Allowance for Young Children and Allowances for Newborn Children.
  8. Ontario totals include expenditures for the Ontario Drug Benefit Plan.
  9. Manitoba expenditures from 1992-93 onward include Income assistance for Income Assistance for Disabled. This is paid in addition to the regular assistance for a disabled person but is reported as a separate expenditure item.
  10. Alberta initiated welfare reforms in 1993-94, including a transfer of 11,000 cases to the Student Finance Board, which resulted in significant expenditure reductions.
  11. In July 1996, British Columbia implemented the BC Family Bonus. As a result, children's benefits were removed from social assistance. The new income-tested benefits is payable to all low income families with children.
  12. On April 1996, the Canada Health and Social Transfer (CHST), replaced the Canada Assistance Plan (CAP) and Established Programs Financing (EPF). The CHST is a federal block-fund transfer to provinces and territories to provide financial support for the provision of health, post-secondary education, social assistance and social services.
  13. Since April 1996, these expenditures are included in Table 524, Provincial Welfare Program Expenditures.
  14. Newfoundland and Labrador implemented the Newfoundland and Labrador Child Benefit Program as of July 1998. This program pays children's benefits outside of social assistance and the benefits are available to
  15. Saskatchewan implemented the Saskatchewan Child Benefit Program as of July 1998. This program pays children's benefits outside of social assistance and the benefits are available to all low-income families with children.
  16. Data for 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 are estimates.

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