Sustainability of the Canadian Health Care System and Impact of the 2014 Revision to the Canada Health Transfer

The Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries announce the release of a jointly sponsored research report on the Canadian health care system. Authored by Stéphane Levert, FSA, FCIA, the study estimates the future costs of the Canadian health care system, assesses the sustainability of the system over a 25-year horizon, and analyzes the implications of the changes to the Canada Health Transfer proposed on Dec. 19, 2011 by the federal government. The report, (available in English and French) summarizes the findings and indicates that, without significant government intervention, the Canadian health care system in its current form is not sustainable.

The Sponsors would like to thank the following individuals that served on the Project Oversight Group:

  • Faizel Alladina
  • Marc-André Belzil
  • Greg Durant
  • Gary Walters
  • Joyce Zhang
  • SOA Staff
  • Joseph De Dominicis
  • Bruce Iverson
  • Ronora Stryker, SOA Research Actuary
  • Jan Schuh, SOA Sr. Research Administrator
  • Sara Teppema
  • CIA Staff
  • Les Dandridge
  • Chris Fievoli
  • Josée Racette

If you have questions or comments on this research, please contact Ronora Stryker, SOA Research Actuary, at