Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket in 2016-2017

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Overview

The tables below show the cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket (RNFB) in communities eligible for the Nutrition North Canada (NNC) program. The amounts are estimates of what it cost to feed a family of four a healthy diet for one week.

For comparison purposes, the tables also show the cost of the RNFB in March 2011 (under the Food Mail Program) and March of each fiscal year of NNC's operation. The tables also provide information for the 2016–2017 quarters, to help monitor trends over time.

Cost of the RNFB in communities eligible for a full subsidy

The cost of the basket was calculated price data provided by the following retailers:

Notes:

n/a = not available. The cost of the basket may not be available for communities where local stores are not registered with NNC but access the subsidy by purchasing products from registered suppliers in the South, or for communities where the food prices provided could not be used to accurately and consistently calculate the cost of the RNFB.

Due to registered stores being sold in Newfoundland and Labrador, the cost of the basket in Nain was calculated using price data from one store.

Price data from Arctic Co-operatives Ltd. for co-ops in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories (NT) could not be used to accurately calculate the cost of the RNFB. Only Gethsémani, QC price data are shown for the Quebec North Shore communities, however the community is eligible for NNC only during the few weeks of the year when there is no marine service available.

The table has been modified to show only the comparison with the base year, March 2011, and the yearly differences from March 2016 and March 2017.

The Revised Northern Food Basket is calculated using the price data received by registered retailers that have a store in an eligible community.

∆: As of October 1, 2016, NNC expanded to include 37 more isolated northern communities now eligible for the full subsidy, bringing the total number of eligible communities to 121. Moreover, the table displays the RNFB for new eligible communities only after the program expansion. The reflection of the RNFB for these communities for previous fiscal years is provided in the partial subsidy tables prior to expansion.

Date last modified: 2017-11-16

Alberta

Communities Eligible for a Full Subsidy Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket ($) Difference March 2011 to March 2017 Difference March 2016 to March 2017
March 2011 March 2016 June 2016 Sept 2016 Dec 2016 March 2017 $ % $ %
Fort Chipewyan ∆ n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Manitoba

Communities Eligible for a Full Subsidy Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket ($) Difference March 2011 to March 2017 Difference March 2016 to March 2017
March 2011 March 2016 June 2016 Sept 2016 Dec 2016 March 2017 $ % $ %
Berens River ∆ n/a n/a n/a n/a 364.80 358.80 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Brochet ∆ n/a n/a n/a n/a 420.26 429.18 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gods Lake Narrows 375.58 398.17 399.46 400.75 391.08 399.91 24.33 6.48% 1.74 0.4%
Granville Lake ∆ n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gods River 387.49 393.19 405.72 397.37 395.34 385.98 -1.51 -0.39% -7.21 -1.8%
Island Lake (Garden Hill) 413.70 399.56 388.89 399.03 391.15 397.46 -16.24 -3.93% -2.10 -0.5%
Lac Brochet 420.37 401.14 427.02 400.93 402.42 404.46 -15.91 -3.78% 3.32 0.8%
Little Grand Rapids 410.72 386.43 380.52 389.96 383.40 384.20 -26.52 -6.46% -2.23 -0.6%
Negginan (Poplar River) 414.50 417.31 426.93 428.00 419.20 411.81 -2.69 -0.65% -5.50 -1.3%
Oxford House 372.03 385.22 417.92 378.57 380.77 384.97 12.94 3.48% -0.25 -0.1%
Pauingassi n/a 421.58 432.27 423.02 401.44 407.37 n/a n/a -14.21 -3.4%
Red Sucker Lake 437.62 404.53 415.17 412.42 407.12 398.36 -39.26 -8.97% -6.17 -1.5%
Shamattawa ∆ n/a n/a n/a 433.94 413.12 410.53 n/a n/a n/a n/a
St. Theresa Point 406.53 419.89 415.17 415.92 400.06 404.12 -2.41 -0.59% -15.77 -3.8%
Tadoule Lake ∆ n/a n/a n/a n/a 411.22 422.07 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Waasagomach 419.49 414.25 417.20 430.68 417.34 420.29 0.80 0.19% 6.04 1.5%
York Landing ∆ n/a n/a n/a n/a 363.75 369.12 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Newfoundland and Labrador

Communities Eligible for a Full Subsidy Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket ($) Difference March 2011 to March 2017 Difference March 2016 to March 2017
March 2011 March 2016 June 2016 Sept 2016 Dec 2016 March 2017 $ % $ %
Hopedale 353.96 387.99 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Makkovik 311.75 358.07 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Nain 310.78 378.44 392.31 391.75 394.56 409.33 98.55 31.71% 30.90 8.2%
Natuashish n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Postville n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Rigolet n/a 374.03 361.93 363.98 354.34 347.99 n/a n/a -26.04 -7.0%
Black Tickle n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Williams Harbour ∆ n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Northwest Territories

Beaufort-Delta

Communities Eligible for a Full Subsidy Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket ($) Difference March 2011 to March 2017 Difference March 2016 to March 2017
March 2011 March 2016 June 2016 Sept 2016 Dec 2016 March 2017 $ % $ %
Aklavik 450.35 428.84 433.29 438.44 437.55 424.76 -25.59 -5.68% -4.08 -1.0%
Paulatuk 489.38 450.51 455.01 461.57 459.79 458.45 -30.93 -6.32% 7.94 1.8%
Sachs Harbour n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Tuktoyaktuk 443.62 418.23 422.79 420.62 419.08 418.63 -24.99 -5.63% 0.40 0.1%
Ulukhaktok (Holman) 468.35 451.34 459.90 461.60 460.08 458.56 -9.80 -2.09% 7.22 1.6%

Great Slave Lake

Communities Eligible for a Full Subsidy Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket ($) Difference March 2011 to March 2017 Difference March 2016 to March 2017
March 2011 March 2016 June 2016 Sept 2016 Dec 2016 March 2017 $ % $ %
Gametì (Rae Lakes) ∆ n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Lutsel K'e ∆ n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wekweti (Snare Lake) ∆ n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wha Ti ∆ n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Deh Cho

Communities Eligible for a Full Subsidy Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket ($) Difference March 2011 to March 2017 Difference March 2016 to March 2017
March 2011 March 2016 June 2016 Sept 2016 Dec 2016 March 2017 $ % $ %
Sambaa K'e (Trout Lake) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Sahtu

Communities Eligible for a Full Subsidy Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket ($) Difference March 2011 to March 2017 Difference March 2016 to March 2017
March 2011 March 2016 June 2016 Sept 2016 Dec 2016 March 2017 $ % $ %
Colville Lake n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Deline 449.99 422.78 417.83 411.04 418.14 406.24 -43.75 -9.72% -16.54 -3.9%
Norman Wells 394.95 505.36 510.60 506.47 512.22 508.62 113.67 28.78% 3.26 0.6%
Fort Good Hope 463.96 423.32 399.12 412.54 412.41 414.75 -49.21 -10.61% -8.57 -2.0%
Tulita 437.49 451.74 440.11 450.61 457.74 442.92 5.43 1.24% 8.82 -2.0%

Nunavut

Baffin

Communities Eligible for a Full Subsidy Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket ($) Difference March 2011 to March 2017 Difference March 2016 to March 2017
March 2011 March 2016 June 2016 Sept 2016 Dec 2016 March 2017 $ % $ %
Arctic Bay 494.97 462.11 462.55 460.22 452.93 446.63 -48.34 -9.77% -15.48 -3.3%
Cape Dorset 469.20 453.14 457.22 444.04 437.83 451.26 -17.94 -3.82% -1.88 -0.4%
Clyde River 467.42 462.41 468.27 456.47 463.74 459.31 -8.11 -1.74% -3.10 -0.7%
Grise Fiord n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hall Beach 448.48 410.73 411.63 401.15 409.17 411.18 -37.30 -8.32% 0.45 0.1%
Igloolik 459.43 430.25 432.34 421.88 430.06 433.28 -26.15 -5.69% 3.03 0.7%
Iqaluit 429.15 413.19 414.32 402.63 403.43 407.55 -21.60 -5.03% -5.64 -1.4%
Kimmirut 467.83 432.67 436.27 427.44 430.09 428.07 -39.76 -8.50% -4.60 -1.1%
Pangnirtung 506.79 478.19 473.81 461.18 463.34 460.27 -46.52 -9.18% -17.92 -3.7%
Pond Inlet 454.43 462.13 452.05 441.01 441.73 436.63 -17.80 -3.92% -25.50 -5.5%
Qikiqtarjuaq 451.23 460.89 465.40 462.59 466.35 453.28 2.05 0.45% -7.61 -1.7%
Resolute n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Sanikiluaq 439.83 449.80 452.38 446.69 450.99 442.29 2.46 0.56% -7.51 -1.7%

Kitikmeot

Communities Eligible for a Full Subsidy Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket ($) Difference March 2011 to March 2017 Difference March 2016 to March 2017
March 2011 March 2016 June 2016 Sept 2016 Dec 2016 March 2017 $ % $ %
Cambridge Bay 439.94 417.47 414.16 412.45 415.59 411.46 -28.48 -6.47% -6.01 -1.4%
Gjoa Haven 463.09 452.66 453.92 437.59 446.24 444.75 -18.34 -3.96% -7.91 -1.7%
Kugaaruk n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kugluktuk 492.47 431.36 432.03 422.99 422.17 419.18 -73.29 -14.88% -12.18 -2.8%
Taloyoak 483.52 465.49 457.63 443.46 457.22 451.88 -31.64 -6.54% -13.61 -2.9%

Kivalliq

Communities Eligible for a Full Subsidy Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket ($) Difference March 2011 to March 2017 Difference March 2016 to March 2017
March 2011 March 2016 June 2016 Sept 2016 Dec 2016 March 2017 $ % $ %
Arviat 456.22 382.31 384.00 394.54 390.65 395.29 -60.93 -13.36% 12.99 3.4%
Baker Lake 443.53 394.02 402.17 387.40 379.08 384.05 -59.48 -13.41% -9.97 -2.5%
Coral Harbour 465.72 424.67 434.04 428.74 422.11 411.94 -53.78 -11.55% -12.73 -3.0%
Chesterfield Inlet 449.59 399.43 407.97 408.20 401.51 397.89 -51.70 -11.50% -1.54 -0.4%
Naujaat (Repulse Bay) 448.65 413.12 421.40 417.54 407.13 405.76 -42.89 -9.56% -7.36 -1.8%
Rankin Inlet 421.68 385.92 386.96 382.44 378.40 378.15 -43.53 -10.32% -7.77 -2.0%
Whale Cove n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Ontario

Communities Eligible for a Full Subsidy Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket ($) Difference March 2011 to March 2017 Difference March 2016 to March 2017
March 2011 March 2016 June 2016 Sept 2016 Dec 2016 March 2017 $ % $ %
Angling Lake ∆ n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Attawapiskat 460.05 447.72 435.97 435.61 435.10 441.09 -18.96 -4.12% -6.63 -1.5%
Bearskin Lake 452.89 437.67 443.22 441.12 440.12 429.69 -23.20 -5.12% -7.98 -1.8%
Cat Lake ∆ n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Deer Lake ∆ n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Eabamet Lake (Fort Hope) ∆ n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Big Trout Lake n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Fort Albany 452.89 427.14 432.64 423.53 417.80 419.38 -33.51 -7.40% -7.76 -1.8%
Favourable Lake (Sandy Lake) ∆ n/a n/a n/a n/a 412.74 405.90 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Fort Severn 427.88 424.33 433.06 437.06 435.41 430.64 2.76 0.65% 6.31 1.5%
Kashechewan 452.23 447.77 444.79 434.84 435.01 431.10 -21.13 -4.67% -16.67 -3.7%
Keewaywin ∆ n/a n/a n/a n/a 473.63 471.89 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kasabonika ∆ n/a n/a 486.69 483.11 436.34 425.25 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kingfisher Lake ∆ n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Lansdowne House ∆ n/a n/a n/a n/a 424.70 419.56 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Muskrat Dam n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
North Spirit Lake ∆ n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ogoki ∆ n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Peawanuck 436.96 443.71 455.01 458.02 452.55 451.37 14.41 3.30% 7.66

1.7%

Pikangikum ∆ n/a n/a 432.30 433.65 387.41 383.47 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Poplar Hill ∆ n/a n/a n/a n/a 407.29 401.57 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Sachigo Lake ∆ n/a n/a 498.09 492.14 456.55 439.90 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Summer Beaver ∆ n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wawakapewin ∆ n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Webequie ∆ n/a n/a n/a n/a 460.82 451.31 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Weagamow Lake ∆ n/a n/a 461.75 461.98 410.07 398.17 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wunnummin Lake ∆ n/a n/a 458.97 450.73 399.49 400.35 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Quebec

Communities Eligible for a Full Subsidy Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket ($) Difference March 2011 to March 2017 Difference March 2016 to March 2017
March 2011 March 2016 June 2016 Sept 2016 Dec 2016 March 2017 $ % $ %
Akulivik 390.75 396.35 424.58 402.25 392.43 391.33 0.58 0.15% -5.02 -1.3%
Aupaluk 367.82 370.84 431.83 382.15 365.32 375.00 7.18 1.95 4.16 1.1%
Inukjuak 398.10 377.19 410.51 385.95 372.27 372.85 -25.25 -6.34% -4.34 -1.2%
Ivujivik 367.82 372.93 428.75 371.08 367.54 379.15 11.33 3.08% 6.22 1.7%
Kangiqsualujjuaq 386.02 386.64 417.90 394.66 383.03 386.21 0.19 0.05% -0.44 -0.1%
Kangiqsujuaq 381.18 388.13 423.98 412.03 397.04 401.10 19.92 5.22% 12.97 3.3%
Kangirsuk 399.34 376.56 407.50 394.65 374.36 377.28 -22.06 -5.52% 0.72 0.2%
Kuujjuaq 404.69 369.91 399.05 380.37 362.68 368.88 -35.82 -8.85% -1.03 -0.3%
Kuujjuarapik 391.80 361.03 384.55 365.30 351.89 355.14 -36.66 -9.36% -5.88 -1.6%
Puvirnituq 387.65 402.71 429.34 412.47 401.13 410.36 22.72 5.86% 7.65 1.9%
Quaqtaq 367.82 364.20 428.16 381.16 362.24 370.07 2.25 0.61% 5.87 1.6%
Salluit 388.48 395.61 425.09 389.73 387.22 386.49 -1.99 -0.51% -9.12 -2.3%
Tasiujaq 367.82 369.91 427.67 373.56 371.51 369.85 2.03 0.55% -0.06 0.0%
Umiujaq 394.94 386.50 409.26 390.42 385.27 379.99 -14.95 -3.79% -6.51 -1.7%
Chevery n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gethsémani (La Romaine) n/a 348.54 348.87 347.59 343.17 339.84 n/a n/a -8.70 -2.5%
Harrington Harbour n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
La Tabatière n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mutton Bay n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Port-Menier n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Saint-Augustin / Pakuashipi n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Tête-à-la-Baleine n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Saskatchewan

Communities Eligible for a Full Subsidy Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket ($) Difference March 2011 to March 2017 Difference March 2016 to March 2017
March 2011 March 2016 June 2016 Sept 2016 Dec 2016 March 2017 $ % $ %
Black Lake ∆ n/a n/a 438.44 440.23 434.48 428.32 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Fond-du-Lac ∆ n/a n/a 482.24 475.81 435.33 434.69 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Stony Rapids ∆ n/a n/a 426.68 436.45 416.50 421.84 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Uranium City ∆ n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wollaston Lake ∆ n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Yukon

Communities Eligible for a Full Subsidy Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket ($) Difference March 2011 to March 2017 Difference March 2016 to March 2017
March 2011 March 2016 June 2016 Sept 2016 Dec 2016 March 2017 $ % $ %
Old Crow 505.06 492.94 488.93 491.26 n/a 531.28 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Average

Communities Eligible for a Full Subsidy Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket ($) Difference March 2011 to March 2017 Difference March 2016 to March 2017
March 2011 March 2016 June 2016 Sept 2016 Dec 2016 March 2017 $ % $ %
Average 426.48 414.58 429.40 421.50 413.15 413.19 -13.29 -3.12% -1.39 -0.34%
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