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Welfare in Canada, 2022

The Welfare in Canada reports look at the total incomes available to those relying on social assistance (often called “welfare”). Welfare income includes all government transfers received by a household, such as social assistance payments, tax credits, and child benefits. The report examines the variation in welfare incomes across provinces and territories, long-term changes, and the adequacy of welfare incomes compared to poverty and low-income thresholds. It also considers asset and earned income levels for social assistance eligibility and indexation of benefits. The report aims to shed light on the welfare system’s effectiveness in supporting different household types.

Read the full report here

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