Welfare in Canada, 2017

The Welfare in Canada reports look at the total incomes available to those relying on social assistance (often called “welfare”), taking into account tax credits and other benefits along with social assistance itself. The reports look at four different household types for each province and territory. Established by the Caledon Institute of Social Policy, Welfare in Canada is a continuation of the Welfare Incomes series originally published by the National Council of Welfare, based on the same approach. This 2017 edition was published in November 2018.

For the number of recipients of social assistance (welfare payments) in each province and territory, visit the Social Assistance Summaries report.


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