Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch

Branch Profile

Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy is composed of about 75 employees across two Divisions that provide policy analysis and advice on social issues and federal-provincial relations (such as funding transfers to PTs).

Federal-Provincial Relations Division

Social Policy Division

Federal-Provincial Relations: Roles & Responsibilities

The Division supports the Government in its provision of the four major federal transfers.

$78.7 Billion in Major Transfers to Provinces and Territories in 2019-20

British Columbia






New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

Newfoundland and Labrador


Northwest Territories


The Division also provides advice and analysis on public pension issues:

Finally, the Division also plays a "challenge function" role in other files such as:

Social Policy: Roles and Responsibilities

The Branch is responsible for providing advice and analysis to the Minister and senior management on the government's broad social agenda, especially from the perspective of the intersection of social, economic and fiscal policy.

Indigenous Policy

Health, Culture and Housing

Justice and Security

Labour Markets and Immigration

Strategic Policy Development

The Section is responsible for providing advice and analysis to the Minister and senior management on discrete social policy initiatives.

Most recently, the section has been working closely with Health Canada on national pharmacare, including:

Contribution to Flagship Commitments

FPRSP Branch has contributed to the Government's Flagship commitments, such as:

Annex 1: Management Structure

Assistant Deputy Minister: Michelle Kovacevic

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