Statistical Table

Distribution of recipients under last-resort financial assistance programs by program, Montréal and all of Québec, 2013-2017¹

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Unit Social assistance2 Social solidarity3


2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Montréal
Number of recipients n 124,021 118,815 114,546 107,607 100,835 36,087 36,103 35,843 35,767 35,698
  Adults n 82,892 80,221 77,947 73,687 69,477 33,257 33,242 32,990 32,898 32,801
  Children n 41,129 38,594 36,599 33,920 31,358 2,830 2,861 2,853 2,869 2,897
Number of households n 72,110 70,428 69,231 65,998 62,477 31,394 31,365 31,152 31,114 31,107
Average benefit paid for March $ 690.20 688.97 691.68 696.40 700.73 877.78 883.76 894.46 901.41 903.90
  
All of Québec
Number of recipients n 311,878 307,211 304,714 293,456 276,203 145,918 144,862 143,829 143,565 143,228
  Adults n 217,047 215,964 215,877 208,619 196,149 137,120 136,258 135,266 134,919 134,516
  Children n 94,831 91,247 88,837 84,837 80,054 8,798 8,604 8,563 8,646 8,712
Number of households n 194,484 194,943 196,603 191,025 179,921 128,636 128,024 127,355 127,208 127,277
Average benefit paid for March $ 673.46 674.30 677.71 681.04 687.55 856.65 863.08 873.07 880.58 885.48
  

1. Data for the month of March, reference month for the ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale.
2. Program designed to grant last-resort financial assistance to persons with no severe limitations on their capacity for employment. It also aims to encourage them to engage in job-entry activities and in social and civic participation.
3. Program designed to grant last-resort financial assistance to individuals with severe limitations on their capacity for employment and to their spouses. This program also aims to promote the social inclusion and participation of those individuals as well as their active contribution to society with the support and coaching they require.
  
Source : Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale.
 
September 28, 2017
   

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