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Disaster financial assistance arrangements (DFAA) guidelines references

Formula effective January 1, 2018

Effective January 1, 2018, under the adjusted formula, the rate of federal assistance to provincial and territorial governments increases as the amount of expenditures increase, rising from 50% of costs over the initial $3.12 per capita up to 90% for costs exceeding $15.62 per capita.

Table 5 - Cost-sharing formula for January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018
Eligible provincial expense thresholds                       
(per capita of population)
Government of Canada share
(percentage)
First $3.12 0
Next $6.25 50
Next $6.25 75
Remainder 90

Disaster financial assistance arrangements (DFAA) guidelines references

Formula effective January 1, 2017
Effective January 1, 2017, under the adjusted formula, the rate of federal assistance to provincial and territorial governments increases as the amount of expenditures increase, rising from 50% of costs over the initial $3.07 per capita up to 90% for costs exceeding $15.37 per capita.

Table 4 - Cost-sharing formula for January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017
Eligible provincial expense thresholds                       
(per capita of population)
Government of Canada share
(percentage)
First $3.07 0
Next $6.15 50
Next $6.15 75
Remainder 90

Formula effective January 1, 2016
Effective January 1, 2016, under the adjusted formula, the rate of federal assistance to provincial and territorial governments increases as the amount of expenditures increase, rising from 50% of costs over the initial $3.03 per capita up to 90% for costs exceeding $15.17 per capita.

Table 3 - Cost-sharing formula for January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Eligible provincial expense thresholds                       
(per capita of population)
Government of Canada share
(percentage)
First $3.03 0
Next $6.07 50
Next $6.07 75
Remainder 90

Formula effective February 1, 2015

To ensure that the DFAA continues to be sustainable, effective February 1, 2015, the funding formula will be adjusted, as well as on an annual basis for inflation.

Under the adjusted formula, the rate of federal assistance to provincial and territorial governments increases as the amount of expenditures increase, rising from 50% of costs over the initial $3 per capita up to 90% for costs exceeding $15 per capita.

Table 2 - Cost-sharing formula as of February 1, 2015
Eligible provincial expense thresholds                        
(per capita of population)
Government of Canada share
(percentage)
First $3 0
Next $6 50
Next $6 75
Remainder 90

Formula effective up to January 31, 2015

For all events up to January 31, 2015, the rate of federal assistance to provincial and territorial governments increases as the amount of expenditures increase, rising from 50% of costs over the initial $1 per capita up to 90% for costs exceeding $5 per capita.

Table 1 - Cost-sharing formula up to January 31, 2015
Eligible provincial expense thresholds                        
(per capita of population)
Government of Canada share
(percentage)
First $1 0
Next $2 50
Next $2 75
Remainder 90

The formula will be indexed to inflation annually based on the consumer price index published by Statistics Canada. For consistency purposes, national-level data will be used to calculate inflation.

The revised formula, adjusted for inflation, will take effect on January 1 of every subsequent year, starting in 2016. The DFAA Guidelines will be updated annually during the month of February to reflect the revised formula.


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