Map Description - Income Assistance (IA) Program for First Nation Communities

Map - Income Assistance (IA) Program for First Nation Communities (PDF Version, 548 Kb, 1 page)

Note:

Northwest Territories and Nunavut First Nations are not included in this map as social assistance programming is managed by their respective territorial governments.

Overall Map Description

his map shows the on-reserve Income Assistance dependency rate ranges for First Nations participating in the Income Assistance Program, based on data for fiscal year 2011-2012. The rate is calculated on the basis of the total number of First Nation residents divided by the total number of Income Assistance beneficiaries. Rates are grouped in three clusters. The threshold for each cluster is determined based on the average provincial/Yukon Social Assistance rate (5%) and the national average of on-reserve Income Assistance dependency rate (36%). Rates are represented by three colors: red dots represent First Nation communities (189 communities) in the category of having 37% and above of its on-reserve population receiving Income Assistance; yellow dots represent First Nation communities (264 communities) in the category of having between 6% and 36% of its on-reserve population receiving Income Assistance, and green dots represent First Nation communities (35 communities) in the category of having between 0 and 5 % of its on-reserve population receiving Income Assistance.

Provincial Description

British Columbia

In British Columbia there are 186 First Nations communities participating in the Income Assistance program. 35 communities are in the category of having more than 37% of its on-reserve population receiving Income Assistance, 98 others are in the category between 6% and 36%, and 20 communities are in the category between 0% and 5%. The remaining 33 First Nation communities have their program managed either by their related Tribal Council or Administrative Organization, or are self-governing.

Alberta

In Alberta there are 45 First Nation Communities participating in the Income Assistance program. 15 communities are in the category of having more than 37% of its on-reserve population receiving Income Assistance, 21 are in the category between 6% to 36% and one (1) community is in the category between 0% and 5%. The remaining height (8) First Nation communities have their program managed either by their related Tribal Council or by another First Nation.

Saskatchewan

In Saskatchewan there are 69 First Nation communities participating in the Income Assistance program. 50 communities are in the category of having more than 37% of its on-reserve population receiving Income Assistance, and the remaining 19 communities are in the category between 6% and 36%.

Manitoba

In Manitoba there are 62 First Nation communities participating in the Income Assistance program. 53 communities are in the category of having more than 37% of its on-reserve population receiving Income Assistance, and the remaining nine (9) communities are in the category between 6% and 36%.

Ontario

In Ontario there are 110 First Nation communities participating in the Income Assistance program. 14 communities are in the category of having more than 37% of its on-reserve population receiving Income Assistance, 78 communities are in the category between 6% and 36%, and six (6) communities are in the category between 0% and 5%. The remaining 12 communities have their program managed either by their related Tribal Council or administering organization, or by another First Nation.

Québec

In Québec there are 30 First Nation communities participating in the Income Assistance program. Four (4) communities are in the category of having more than 37% of its on-reserve population receiving Income Assistance, 23 communities are in the category between 6% and 36%, and the remaining three (3) communities are in the category between 0% and 5%.

Nova Scotia

In Nova Scotia there are 13 First Nation communities participating in the Income Assistance program. Nine communities are in the category of having more than 37% of its on-reserve population receiving Income Assistance, three (3) communities are in the category between 6% and 36%, and one (1) community is in the category between 0% and 5%.

Prince Edward Island

In Prince Edward Island there are two (2) First Nation communities participating in the Income Assistance program. Both are in the category of having between 6 and 36% of its on-reserve population receiving Income Assistance.

New-Brunswick

In New-Brunswick there are 15 First Nation communities participating in the Income Assistance program. Seven (7) communities are in the category of having more than 37% of its on-reserve population receiving Income Assistance, seven (7) communities are in the category between 6% and 36%, and one (1) community is in the category between 0% and 5%.

Newfoundland and Labrador

In Newfoundland and Labrador there are two (2) First Nation communities participating in the Income Assistance program. One community is in the category of having between 6% and 36% of its on-reserve population receiving Income Assistance, and the other community is in the category between 0% and 5%. One other community is shown as self-governing.

Yukon

In Yukon Territory there are six (6) First Nation communities participating in the Income Assistance program. Two (2) communities are in the category of having more than 37% of their on-reserve population receiving Income Assistance, two (2) communities are between 6% and 36%, and the remaining two (2) communities are in the category between 0% and 5%.

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