Social Assistance Summaries

Social Assistance Summaries 2021

We’re updating Social Assistance Summaries with the new 2022 data.

For the most accurate data, please download the PDF version.

The Social Assistance Summaries series tracks the number of recipients of social assistance (welfare payments) in each province and territory. It was established by the Caledon Institute of Social Policy to maintain data previously published by the federal government as the Social Assistance Statistical Report. The data is provided by provincial and territorial government officials.

For the total incomes available to those relying on social assistance, visit the Welfare in Canada report.

Last updated: July 2022