Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket in 2012-2013

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Overview

The tables below show the cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket (RNFB) in 2012–2013 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 2012–2013 quarters, to help monitor trends over time.

Cost of the RNFB in communities eligible for a full subsidy

The cost of the basket is calculated using price data provided by the following registered 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.

*Pauingassi became eligible for a full subsidy in August 2012.

**As of June 2012, the cost of the basket in Nain was calculated using prices from two stores. The cost in March 2011 and 2012 was calculated using prices 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. In order to draw valid comparisons, price data from Rampart Rentals in Norman Well, NT, and Stanton Group in Aklavik and Tuktoyaktuk, NT, was not used as data for these stores was not available at the start of the program. Quebec North Shore communities are not listed in the table because they are eligible for NNC only during the few weeks of the year when there is no marine service available.

Manitoba

Communities Eligible for a Full Subsidy Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket ($) Difference March 2011 to March 2013 Difference March 2012 to March 2013
March 2011 March 2012 June 2012 Sept 2012 Dec 2012 March 2013 $ % $ %
Gods Lake Narrows 375.58 350.57 355.89 362.52 370.14 375.20 -0.38 -0.10% 24.63 7.0%
Gods River 387.49 362.05 365.27 366.61 368.30 372.69 -14.80 -3.82% 10.64 2.9%
Island Lake (Garden Hill) 413.70 358.29 366.60 371.96 379.81 387.33 -26.37 -6.37% 29.04 8.1%
Lac Brochet 420.37 379.33 383.33 381.86 395.95 402.26 -18.11 -4.31% 22.93 6.0%
Little Grand Rapids 410.72 373.28 376.90 376.18 385.33 387.11 -23.61 -5.75% 13.83 3.7%
Negginan (Poplar River) 414.50 385.17 385.45 379.39 398.14 402.12 -12.38 -2.99% 16.95 4.4%
Oxford House 372.03 343.41 345.60 350.44 360.24 365.87 -6.16 -1.66% 22.46 6.5%
Pauingassi* n/a 412.50 420.45 400.99 406.09 408.44 n/a n/a -4.06 -1.0%
Red Sucker Lake 437.62 398.81 402.32 404.62 408.73 412.81 -24.81 -5.67% 14.00 3.5%
St. Theresa Point 406.53 365.50 371.99 376.08 384.31 392.54 -13.99 -3.44% 27.04 7.4%
Waasagomach 419.49 367.43 382.23 395.19 401.02 408.02 -11.47 -2.73% 40.59 11.0%

Newfoundland and Labrador

Communities Eligible for a Full Subsidy Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket ($) Difference March 2011 to March 2013 Difference March 2012 to March 2013
March 2011 March 2012 June 2012 Sept 2012 Dec 2012 March 2013 $ % $ %
Hopedale 353.96 333.92 335.42 338.12 343.57 344.42 -9.54 -2.70% 10.50 3.1%
Makkovik 311.75 297.64 296.92 288.18 290.27 292.26 -19.49 -6.25% -5.38 -1.8%
Nain** 310.78 356.99 348.71 345.23 347.27 353.69 42.91 13.81% -3.30 -0.9%
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 333.10 337.12 332.51 327.94 358.36 n/a n/a 25.26 7.6%
Black Tickle 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 2013 Difference March 2012 to March 2013
March 2011 March 2012 June 2012 Sept 2012 Dec 2012 March 2013 $ % $ %
Aklavik 450.35 379.55 347.81 345.45 346.90 383.23 -67.13 -14.91% 3.68 1.0%
Paulatuk 489.38 436.64 441.02 425.37 438.72 428.77 -60.61 -12.39% -7.87 -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 443.62 369.77 343.79 341.42 348.05 376.36 -67.27 -15.16% 6.59 1.8%
Ulukhaktok (Holman) 468.35 425.03 447.27 437.31 439.46 452.70 -15.65 -3.34% 27.67 6.5%

Deh Cho

Communities Eligible for a Full Subsidy Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket ($) Difference March 2011 to March 2013 Difference March 2012 to March 2013
March 2011 March 2012 June 2012 Sept 2012 Dec 2012 March 2013 $ % $ %
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 2013 Difference March 2012 to March 2013
March 2011 March 2012 June 2012 Sept 2012 Dec 2012 March 2013 $ % $ %
Colville Lake n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Deline 449.99 396.08 379.85 379.30 382.25 391.27 -58.72 -13.05% -4.81 -1.2%
Fort Good Hope 463.96 403.42 427.94 427.22 435.84 427.92 -36.04 -7.77% 24.50 6.1%
Norman Wells 394.95 415.90 429.70 435.74 436.10 422.94 27.99 7.09% 7.05 1.7%
Tulita 437.49 403.27 406.63 402.21 402.41 427.12 -10.37 -2.37% 23.85 5.9%

Nunavut

Baffin

Communities Eligible for a Full Subsidy Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket ($) Difference March 2011 to March 2013 Difference March 2012 to March 2013
March 2011 March 2012 June 2012 Sept 2012 Dec 2012 March 2013 $ % $ %
Arctic Bay 494.97 449.25 455.44 440.53 456.68 451.10 -43.87 -8.86% 1.85 0.4%
Cape Dorset 469.20 426.60 445.47 424.03 446.65 451.36 -17.84 -3.80% 24.76 5.8%
Clyde River 467.42 430.37 425.29 423.98 437.86 444.70 -22.72 -4.86% 14.33 3.3%
Grise Fiord n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hall Beach 448.48 398.51 391.83 388.69 400.15 401.01 -47.47 -10.58% 2.50 0.6%
Igloolik 459.43 409.21 412.51 398.09 415.13 421.13 -38.30 -8.34% 11.92 2.9%
Iqaluit 429.15 390.24 389.96 385.78 382.50 401.03 -28.12 -6.55% 10.80 2.8%
Kimmirut 467.83 412.44 416.49 411.61 416.23 417.34 -50.49 -10.79% 4.90 1.2%
Pangnirtung 506.79 460.40 474.81 452.17 464.71 458.72 -48.07 -9.49% -1.68 -0.4%
Pond Inlet 454.43 435.29 434.17 419.91 446.31 450.45 -3.98 -0.88% 15.16 3.5%
Qikiqtarjuaq 451.23 441.68 439.75 433.03 433.03 435.25 -15.98 -3.54% -6.43 -1.5%
Resolute n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Sanikiluaq 439.83 425.02 436.29 432.31 430.12 436.39 -3.44 -0.78% 11.37 2.7%

Kitikmeot

Communities Eligible for a Full Subsidy Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket ($) Difference March 2011 to March 2013 Difference March 2012 to March 2013
March 2011 March 2012 June 2012 Sept 2012 Dec 2012 March 2013 $ % $ %
Cambridge Bay 439.94 410.44 413.90 396.90 404.89 410.51 -29.43 -6.69% 0.07 0.0%
Gjoa Haven 463.09 430.29 443.94 419.89 429.41 438.59 -24.50 -5.29% 8.30 1.9%
Kugaaruk n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kugluktuk 492.47 433.74 441.59 430.88 432.36 436.79 -55.68 -11.31% 3.05 0.7%
Taloyoak 483.52 455.27 475.82 451.18 459.88 469.12 -14.40 -2.98% 13.85 3.0%

Kivalliq

Communities Eligible for a Full Subsidy Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket ($) Difference March 2011 to March 2013 Difference March 2012 to March 2013
March 2011 March 2012 June 2012 Sept 2012 Dec 2012 March 2013 $ % $ %
Arviat 456.22 420.28 412.93 413.36 416.76 412.47 -43.75 -9.59% -7.81 -1.9%
Baker Lake 443.53 441.18 420.88 416.47 420.01 407.77 -35.76 -8.06% -33.41 -7.6%
Chesterfield Inlet 449.59 436.75 437.90 435.64 435.96 428.32 -21.27 -4.73% -8.43 -1.9%
Coral Harbour 465.72 433.59 431.13 425.83 419.58 416.30 -49.42 -10.61% -17.29 -4.0%
Naujaat (Repulse Bay) 448.65 418.88 415.28 412.50 409.78 407.73 -40.92 -9.12% -11.15 -2.7%
Rankin Inlet 421.68 400.84 396.72 396.22 400.53 390.88 -30.80 -7.30% -9.96 -2.5%
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 2013 Difference March 2012 to March 2013
March 2011 March 2012 June 2012 Sept 2012 Dec 2012 March 2013 $ % $ %
Attawapiskat 460.05 420.34 410.89 411.59 421.18 417.53 -42.52 -9.24% 6.64 -0.7%
Bearskin Lake 452.89 422.70 428.74 426.19 428.62 434.08 -18.81 -4.15% 5.34 2.7%
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 452.89 421.87 420.26 417.73 429.91 421.75 -31.14 -6.88% 1.49 0.0%
Fort Severn 427.88 396.30 406.06 403.65 411.25 420.83 -7.05 -1.65% 14.77 6.2%
Kashechewan 452.23 410.43 410.70 408.82 419.44 415.58 -36.65 -8.10% 4.88 1.3%
Muskrat Dam n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Peawanuck 436.96 404.49 417.49 415.44 420.36 420.56 -16.40 -3.75% 3.07 4.0%

Quebec

Communities Eligible for a Full Subsidy Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket ($) Difference March 2011 to March 2013 Difference March 2012 to March 2013
March 2011 March 2012 June 2012 Sept 2012 Dec 2012 March 2013 $ % $ %
Akulivik 390.75 360.66 365.87 362.69 365.38 372.99 -17.77 -4.55% 7.12 3.4%
Aupaluk 367.82 331.40 332.53 337.17 347.62 351.50 -16.32 -4.44% 18.97 6.1%
Inukjuak 398.10 355.05 361.17 361.16 374.41 372.57 -25.53 -6.41% 11.40 4.9%
Ivujivik 367.82 330.88 334.52 336.00 346.18 351.09 -16.73 -4.55% 16.57 6.1%
Kangiqsualujjuaq 386.02 375.25 376.08 375.67 383.15 376.90 -9.12 -2.36% 0.82 0.4%
Kangiqsujuaq 381.18 370.69 367.70 370.09 372.89 378.29 -2.89 -0.76% 10.59 2.0%
Kangirsuk 399.34 380.52 377.92 368.14 370.06 370.22 -29.12 -7.29% -7.69 -2.7%
Kuujjuaq 404.69 373.00 376.95 356.96 358.61 358.63 -46.06 -11.38% -18.32 -3.9%
Kuujjuarapik 391.80 340.87 344.19 345.95 351.00 354.06 -37.74 -9.63% 9.87 3.9%
Puvirnituq 387.65 368.77 368.43 373.04 376.22 377.36 -10.29 -2.65% 8.93 2.3%
Quaqtaq 367.82 324.70 331.68 334.27 345.11 349.67 -18.15 -4.93% 17.99 7.7%
Salluit 388.48 370.28 366.10 365.01 373.47 380.32 -8.17 -2.10% 14.22 2.7%
Tasiujaq 367.82 337.82 334.21 337.58 346.21 348.46 -19.36 -5.26% 14.25 3.1%
Umiujaq 394.94 360.30 362.29 364.12 368.46 372.83 -22.12 -5.60% 10.54 3.5%
Gethsémani (La Romaine) 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 2013 Difference March 2012 to March 2013
March 2011 March 2012 June 2012 Sept 2012 Dec 2012 March 2013 $ % $ %
Old Crow 505.06 477.96 477.98 477.78 487.98 495.46 -9.60 -1.90% 17.48 3.7%

Average

Communities Eligible for a Full Subsidy Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket ($) Difference March 2011 to March 2013 Difference March 2012 to March 2013
March 2011 March 2012 June 2012 Sept 2012 Dec 2012 March 2013 $ % $ %
Average 426.48 392.96 395.11 391.11 397.74 401.55 -24.92 -5.84% 6.45 2.2%

Cost of the RNFB in communities eligible for a partial subsidy

The cost of the basket was calculated using price data provided by the North West Company.

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. The program is developing strategies to address these issues in the future.

Price data provided by Arctic Co-operatives Ltd. for the co-op in Lutsel k'e in the Northwest Territories could not be used to accurately calculate the cost of the RNFB. Quebec North Shore communities are not listed in the table because they are eligible for NNC only during the few weeks of the year when there is no marine service available.

Manitoba

Communities Eligible for a Partial Subsidy Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket ($) Difference March 2011 to March 2013 Difference March 2012 to March 2013
March 2011 March 2012 June 2012 Sept 2012 Dec 2012 March 2013 $ % $ %
Berens River 370.08 370.68 379.36 379.24 381.93 388.74 18.66 5.04% 18.06 4.87%
Bloodvein n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Shamattawa 429.17 427.73 427.67 432.08 436.49 438.12 8.95 2.09% 10.39 2.43%

Northwest Territories

Great Slave Lake

Communities Eligible for a Partial Subsidy Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket ($) Difference March 2011 to March 2013 Difference March 2012 to March 2013
March 2011 March 2012 June 2012 Sept 2012 Dec 2012 March 2013 $ % $ %
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
Wha Ti 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 Partial Subsidy Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket ($) Difference March 2011 to March 2013 Difference March 2012 to March 2013
March 2011 March 2012 June 2012 Sept 2012 Dec 2012 March 2013 $ % $ %
Angling Lake n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kasabonika 448.13 438.70 442.68 440.95 447.86 460.75 12.62 2.82% 22.05 5.03%
Kingfisher Lake n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Pikangikum 372.95 364.67 373.86 379.15 382.96 386.92 13.97 3.75% 22.25 6.10%
Sachigo Lake 458.97 452.94 464.00 468.22 460.53 478.06 19.09 4.16% 25.12 5.55%
Weagamow Lake 413.86 411.86 424.29 427.52 434.07 437.41 23.55 5.69% 25.55 6.20%
Wunnummin Lake 436.97 419.48 420.88 432.09 437.11 445.77 8.80 2.01% 26.29 6.27%

Saskatchewan

Communities Eligible for a Partial Subsidy Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket ($) Difference March 2011 to March 2013 Difference March 2012 to March 2013
March 2011 March 2012 June 2012 Sept 2012 Dec 2012 March 2013 $ % $ %
Black Lake n/a 399.83 399.83 399.83 399.83 399.83 n/a n/a 0.00 0.00%
Fond-du-Lac n/a 456.63 431.22 439.86 453.99 455.60 n/a n/a -1.03 -0.23%
Stony Rapids 399.81 394.89 394.89 394.89 394.89 396.75 -3.06 -0.77% 1.86 0.47%

Average

Communities Eligible for a Partial Subsidy Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket ($) Difference March 2011 to March 2013 Difference March 2012 to March 2013
March 2011 March 2012 June 2012 Sept 2012 Dec 2012 March 2013 $ % $ %
Average 416.24 413.74 415.87 419.38 422.97 428.80 12.55 3.02% 15.05 3.64%
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