The Canada Social Transfer and the Social Determinants of Health

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Final Report

Canadian Association of Social Workers

The Canada Social Transfer and the Social Determinants of Health

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Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) The Canada Social Transfer and the Social Determinants of Health © 2013

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Contents Executive Summary ........................................................................................................................ 5 Background to the Project ........................................................................................................... 5 Methods ....................................................................................................................................... 5 Key Findings ............................................................................................................................... 5 Implications ................................................................................................................................. 7 Recommendations ....................................................................................................................... 7 Background ..................................................................................................................................... 8 Background to the Project ............................................................................................................. 11 Project Description .................................................................................................................... 11 Methods......................................................................................................................................... 12 Literature Search and Environmental Scan ............................................................................... 12 Data Analysis ............................................................................................................................ 12 Income Security at the National Level.......................................................................................... 13 National Demographics ............................................................................................................. 16 Saskatchewan......................................................................................................................... 18 Nova Scotia............................................................................................................................ 18 British Columbia.................................................................................................................... 19 Income Security at the Provincial Level ....................................................................................... 19 Description of Programs............................................................................................................ 20 Assistance Rates ........................................................................................................................ 23 Budget Considerations .............................................................................................................. 26 Provincial Priorities ................................................................................................................... 28 Comparison of Trends in Usage ............................................................................................ 29 Local Level Analysis .................................................................................................................... 30 Comparative Case Study # 1 – Renee ................................................................................... 30 Comparative Case Study # 2 – Tammy ................................................................................. 31

Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) The Canada Social Transfer and the Social Determinan