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Cost of Revised Northern Food Basket in 2011-2012

  • On average, in communities eligible for a full subsidy under Nutrition North Canada (NNC), the cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket (RNFB) in March 2012 was $34.16 (or 8%) lower than in March 2011, prior to the launch of the program.
  • On average, in communities eligible for a partial subsidy, the cost of the RNFB in March 2012 was $6.92 (or 2%) lower than in March 2011.
  • Overall, these results demonstrate that NNC made it possible for retailers to find savings in operating their business and that they were able to reduce prices for their customers.
  • According to Statistics Canada , food prices elsewhere in Canada increased 2.2% between March 2011 and March 2012.

Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket in 2011-2012 in communities eligible for a full subsidy

The table below shows the cost of the RNFB in communities eligible for a full subsidy under NNC. The cost of the basket was calculated using retail prices provided by the following retailers registered with the program in 2011-2012:

  • Arctic Ventures Ltd.;
  • Fédération des coopératives du Nouveau-Québec (FCNQ);
  • Labrador Investments (Big Land Grocery); and
  • Northwest Company (NWCo). 

The cost of the RNFB 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 prices provided did not allow for an accurate and consistent calculation of cost. The program is developing strategies to address these issues in the future.

To help monitor trends over time, the table includes the cost of the basket in June, September and December 2011, as well as in March 2012. The cost of the RNFB in March 2011 under the Food Mail Program is included as a point of comparison.

    Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket ($) Difference: March 2011 to March 2012
Communities Eligible for a Full Subsidy Retailer March 2011 June 2011 Sep. 2011 Dec. 2011 March 2012 $ %
Manitoba                
Gods Lake Narrows NWCo 384.72 394.95 408.40 363.82 359.62 -25.10 -7%
Gods River NWCo 397.29 404.32 410.27 374.73 371.37 -25.92 -7%
Island Lake (Garden Hill) NWCo 424.67 431.81 441.20 374.76 367.84 -56.83 -13%
Lac Brochet NWCo 430.95 435.34 437.53 395.27 388.53 -42.42 -10%
Little Grand Rapids NWCo 420.56 424.24 428.49 381.01 382.26 -38.30 -9%
Negginan (Poplar River) NWCo 424.82 433.42 444.29 399.42 394.98 -29.84 -7%
Oxford House NWCo 381.51 390.55 398.57 355.79 352.28 -29.23 -8%
Red Sucker Lake NWCo 448.35 451.30 455.41 409.72 408.14 -40.21 -9%
St. Theresa Point NWCo 416.64 430.47 438.58 385.16 375.20 -41.44 -10%
Waasagomach NWCo 429.82 446.09 450.97 387.75 377.01 -52.81 -12%
                 
Newfoundland and Labrador                
Hopedale Big Land Grocery 362.95 350.19 337.87 341.46 342.44 -20.51 -6%
Makkovik Big Land Grocery 318.85 326.49 316.41 304.26 304.72 -14.13 -4%
Nain Big Land Grocery 321.82 317.15 310.62 311.62 314.80 -7.02 -2%
Natuashish   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
Rigolet NWCo n/a n/a n/a 339.91 337.30 n/a n/a
Black Tickle   n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
                 
Northwest Territories                
Beaufort-Delta                
Aklavik NWCo 461.36 473.71 469.39 442.80 427.56 -33.80 -7%
Paulatuk NWCo 500.33 509.79 505.86 473.91 446.32 -54.01 -11%
Sachs Harbour   n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Tuktoyaktuk NWCo 454.31 472.05 468.20 444.51 414.28 -40.03 -9%
Ulukhaktok (Holman) NWCo 480.00 496.49 494.45 432.83 432.68 -47.32 -10%
Deh Cho                
Trout Lake   n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Sahtu                
Colville Lake   n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Deline NWCo 460.57 466.69 467.72 415.36 406.69 -53.88 -12%
Fort Good Hope NWCo 474.76 492.05 487.13 439.90 436.40 -38.36 -8%
Norman Wells NWCo 405.32 437.89 441.02 401.34 394.75 -10.57 -3%
Tulita NWCo 447.93 468.27 466.83 413.20 412.55 -35.38 -8%
                 
Nunavut                
Baffin                
Arctic Bay NWCo 510.36 524.63 517.98 470.74 460.20 -50.16 -10%
Cape Dorset NWCo 482.75 489.02 484.12 435.64 436.97 -45.78 -9%
Clyde River NWCo 483.12 494.56 489.83 443.71 440.67 -42.45 -9%
Grise Fiord   n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hall Beach NWCo 460.93 474.82 471.50 407.55 408.49 -52.44 -11%
Igloolik NWCo 472.35 489.55 487.30 416.07 419.34 -53.01 -11%
Iqaluit NWCo, Arctic Ventures Ltd. 439.53 441.09 442.57 398.69 400.21 -39.32 -9%
Kimmirut NWCo 480.33 490.67 488.42 431.38 422.38 -57.95 -12%
Pangnirtung NWCo 520.04 542.57 545.77 479.02 471.58 -48.46 -9%
Pond Inlet NWCo 466.47 488.54 489.19 451.11 445.62 -20.85 -4%
Qikiqtarjuaq NWCo 464.79 493.10 498.09 450.91 451.62 -13.17 -3%
Resolute   n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Sanikiluaq NWCo 450.98 474.85 477.46 435.18 433.87 -17.11 -4%
Kitikmeot                
Cambridge Bay NWCo 450.41 471.10 485.27 425.90 419.52 -30.89 -7%
Gjoa Haven NWCo 474.61 489.32 509.06 442.65 446.27 -28.34 -6%
Kugaaruk   n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kugluktuk NWCo 503.53 509.49 517.88 445.86 443.42 -60.11 -12%
Taloyoak NWCo 495.36 503.02 514.71 469.65 464.97 -30.39 -6%
Kivalliq                
Arviat NWCo 467.14 469.86 483.49 432.43 429.57 -37.57 -8%
Baker Lake NWCo 454.33 475.30 477.19 453.70 451.62 -2.71 -1%
Chesterfield Inlet NWCo 459.36 470.63 471.44 453.75 446.77 -12.59 -3%
Coral Harbour NWCo 477.85 486.11 487.65 453.80 441.12 -36.73 -8%
Rankin Inlet NWCo 431.93 441.97 444.73 406.76 410.47 -21.46 -5%
Repulse Bay NWCo 459.94 466.80 469.00 441.13 429.11 -30.83 -7%
Whale Cove   n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
                 
Ontario                
Attawapiskat NWCo 472.46 485.63 493.11 420.24 430.74 -41.72 -9%
Bearskin Lake NWCo 463.86 469.36 475.03 432.61 432.91 -30.95 -7%
Big Trout Lake   n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Fort Albany NWCo 465.21 475.69 479.67 428.08 432.29 -32.92 -7%
Fort Severn NWCo 437.65 440.84 446.29 399.24 405.31 -32.34 -7%
Kashechewan NWCo 464.20 476.87 484.31 411.56 420.70 -43.50 -9%
Muskrat Dam   n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Peawanuck NWCo 447.66 455.82 457.60 418.47 414.71 -32.95 -7%
                 
Quebec                
Akulivik FCNQ, NWCo 401.89 407.35 410.89 374.99 370.84 -31.05 -8%
Aupaluk FCNQ 378.88 379.55 378.63 336.33 341.46 -37.42 -10%
Inukjuak FCNQ, NWCo 409.53 412.89 422.39 369.59 365.13 -44.40 -11%
Ivujivik FCNQ 378.88 379.27 383.10 355.00 340.94 -37.94 -10%
Kangiqsualujjuaq FCNQ, NWCo 399.12 411.84 413.39 382.44 385.56 -13.56 -3%
Kangiqsujuaq FCNQ, NWCo 392.76 406.27 405.83 376.10 380.47 -12.29 -3%
Kangirsuk FCNQ, NWCo 411.62 418.16 419.00 384.57 390.46 -21.16 -5%
Kuujjuaq NWCo 415.72 436.38 440.85 441.54 381.86 -33.86 -8%
Kuujjuarapik FCNQ, NWCo 402.14 416.08 426.46 345.79 350.63 -51.52 -13%
Puvirnituq FCNQ, NWCo 398.81 407.76 411.98 376.60 378.96 -19.86 -5%
Quaqtaq FCNQ 378.88 378.07 379.57 331.86 334.73 -44.15 -12%
Salluit FCNQ, NWCo 400.43 412.24 418.93 373.83 380.34 -20.10 -5%
Tasiujaq FCNQ 378.88 379.19 377.40 338.74 347.86 -31.02 -8%
Umiujaq FCNQ, NWCo 406.22 421.29 421.74 374.17 370.41 -35.81 -9%
                 
Yukon                
Old Crow NWCo 516.02 525.41 531.43 485.91 489.99 -26.03 -5%
Average   436.43 446.95 449.65 404.86 401.23 -34.16 -8%

n/a = not available
Notes: Price data from Arctic Co-operatives Ltd. for co-ops in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories (NT), Rampart Rentals for Norman Well, NT, and Stanton Group for Aklavik and Tuktoyaktuk, NT, was either not available for all periods, or could not be used to accurately calculate the cost of the RNFB and/or draw comparisons. 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.

Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket in 2011-2012 in communities eligible for a partial subsidy

The table below shows the cost of the RNFB in communities eligible for a partial subsidy NNC. The cost of the basket was calculated using retail prices provided by the Northwest Company.

    Cost of the Revised Northern Food Basket ($) Difference: March 2011 to March 2012
Communities Eligible for a Partial Subsidy Retailer March 2011 June 2011 Sep. 2011 Dec. 2011 March 2012 $ %
Manitoba                
Berens River NWCo 379.68 393.17 401.07 379.03 379.82 0.14 0%
Bloodvein   n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Pauingassi NWCo 433.08 438.87 443.59 423.95 422.51 -10.57 -2%
Shamattawa NWCo 439.53 449.79 456.32 437.03 438.04 -1.49 0%
                 
Northwest Territories                
Great Slave Lake                
Gametì (Rae Lakes)   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
Wha Ti   n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
                 
Ontario                
Angling Lake   n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kasabonika NWCo 459.05 465.78 469.59 448.90 449.33 -9.72 -2%
Kingfisher Lake   n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Pikangikum NWCo 382.87 387.27 398.19 378.41 374.43 -8.44 -2%
Sachigo Lake NWCo 470.17 479.49 488.01 464.64 463.46 -6.71 -1%
Weagamow Lake NWCo 425.75 435.18 439.26 424.43 423.33 -2.42 -1%
Wunnummin Lake NWCo 447.48 453.15 456.93 426.89 429.49 -17.99 -4%
                 
Saskatchewan                
Black Lake NWCo n/a n/a n/a 408.84 408.78 n/a n/a
Fond-du-Lac NWCo n/a 512.16 514.04 470.07 468.30 n/a n/a
Stony Rapids NWCo 409.87 n/a n/a 404.87 404.81 -5.06 -1%
Average   427.50 446.10 451.89 424.28 423.85 -6.92 -2%

n/a = not available
Notes: 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.

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Date Modified:
2021-08-27