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Affordable Housing Units
This includes Calgary Housing Company and Non-Market Housing Units.
Calgary Food Bank
The figure shared of the Emergency Food Hampers distributed city-wide in a year is data from the Calgary Food Bank and does not include other emergency food hampers from other providers.
This does not include private community centres.
Households spending 6% or more of after-tax income on home energy as a percentage of all households (i).
Food Bank Expenses
Included are medical expenses, sitter/daycare, rent/mortgage, gas/electric/water, child support, internet/phone, and credit/lease payments.
Government Cash Benefits (Government Transfers)
All cash benefits from federal, provincial, territorial or municipal governments (ii). Some examples are Old Age Security pension, Guaranteed Income Supplement, CPP, EI, Working Income Tax Benefit, and Social Assistance benefits.
Based on the Census definition of “Aboriginal Identity.”
The low-income measure after tax refers to a fixed percentage (50%) of median adjusted after-tax income of private households (iii).
Any advancement of money with a principal of $1,500 or less and a term of 62 days or less made in exchange for a post- dated cheque, a pre-authorized debit or a future payment of a similar nature, but not for any guarantee, suretyship, overdraft protection or security on property and not through a margin loan, pawnbrokering, a line of credit or a credit card (iv).
Based on the Census definition of “visible minority.”
i. Canadian Urban Sustainability Practitioners (2019). Energy Poverty and Equity Explorer Tool
ii. Statistics Canada (2017). Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016: Government Transfers
iii. Statistics Canada (2017). Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016: Low-Income Measure, After Tax (LIM-AT)
iv. Government of Alberta (2021). Payday loan business licence