Canadian Classification of Functions of Government (CCOFOG) 2014

710 - Social protection

This division covers government expenditures relating to the administration, development, and management of social protection. Social protection includes expenditure on sickness and disability; old age; survivors; family and children; unemployment; housing; victim's services and social exclusion not elsewhere classified; R&D social protection; and social protection not elsewhere classified. Government expenditure on social protection includes expenditure on services and transfers provided to individual persons and households and expenditure on services provided on a collective basis. Expenditure on individual services and transfers are allocated to groups (7101) through (7107); and expenditure on collective services is assigned to groups (7108) and (7109). Collective social protection services are concerned with matters such as formulation and administration of government policy; formulation and enforcement of legislation and standards for providing social protection; and applied research and experimental development into social protection affairs and services. The social protection functions and their definitions are based on the 2008 European System of Integrated Social Protection Statistics (ESSPROS, of the Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat). In ESSPROS, social protection includes health care, but this division does not include health care. Health care is covered by Division 707. Hence, medical goods and services provided to persons who receive the cash benefits and benefits in kind specified in groups (7101) through (7107) are classified under (7071), (7072), or (7073) as appropriate.

Examples of social protection programs in Canada include the Old Age Security program ( and the Child Care Benefit (

Canadian Classification of Functions of Government (CCOFOG) 2014 - Classification structure
Code Title
7101Sickness and disability Sickness and disability
7102Old age Old age
7103Survivors Survivors
7104Family and children Family and children
7105Unemployment Unemployment
7106Housing Housing
7107Social exclusion n.e.c. Social exclusion n.e.c.
7108R&D Social protection R&D Social protection
7109Social protection n.e.c. Social protection n.e.c.
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