Canada Child Tax Benefit

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The Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) was a tax-free monthly payment available to eligible Canadian families to help with the cost of raising children. The CCTB could incorporate the National Child Benefit (NCB), a monthly benefit for low-income families with children, and the Child Disability Benefit (CDB), a monthly benefit for families caring for children with severe and prolonged mental or physical disabilities.

The CCTB was enacted in response to a commitment made by the Canadian parliament, in November 1989, to eradicate child poverty in Canada by the year 2000.[1] However, it has been found that, due to cutbacks to social assistance, the impact of this program in reducing child poverty is negligible.[1]

This program was eliminated and replaced by the Canada Child Benefit, a tax free payment of $533.00 per child under 6 and $450 per child from 6 to 17.


  1. ^ a b Garcia, Miguel Roberto Sanchez (2002). Targeting child poverty in Canada (Ph.D. Dissertation) Wilfrid Laurier University

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