The following information covers Canadian residents and individuals with either work or student visas. If you are a non-resident then you will have to check with the local health authority to determine what costs are associated with services in your region.

Provinces and territories that appear as links below have NAF member facilities. Click for a list of those facilities or view the map of Canada, or call the NAF Hotline at 1-800-772-9100 for referral to a member facility.

Nunavut

Coverage:
Territorial health plan covers costs of abortions at hospitals - no fees

Abortion Services Offered:
To 12 weeks


Yukon

Coverage:
Territorial health plan covers costs of abortions at hospitals - no fees

Abortion Services Offered:
To 12 weeks

Comments:
Surgical abortions only. Medical Plan covers after 12 weeks (including travel costs) to other facilities located outside the Yukon.


Northwest Territories

Coverage:
Territorial health plan covers costs of abortions at hospital - no fees

Abortion Services Offered:
To 14 weeks

Comments:
Both medical and surgical abortions available. Medical Plan covers after 14 weeks (including travel costs) to other facilities located outside the territories.

British Columbia

Coverage:
Provincial health plan covers costs of abortions at hospitals and clinics

Fees for:

  1. Medications for medical abortions
  2. Laminaria  at some facilities

Abortion Services Offered:
To 20 weeks

Comments:
Both medical and surgical abortions available. For medical abortions, the cost of the medications is not covered.


Alberta

Coverage:
Provincial health plan covers costs of abortions at hospitals and clinics

Abortion Services Offered:
To 20 weeks

Comments:
Both medical and surgical abortions available


Saskatchewan

Coverage:
Provincial health plan covers costs of abortions at hospitals. There are no clinics in Saskatchewan.

Abortion Services Offered:
To 14 weeks

Comments:
Saskatchewan government pays for women to go to the two clinics in Alberta


Manitoba

Coverage:
Provincial health plan covers costs of abortions at hospitals and clinics

Abortion Services Offered:
To 16 weeks


Ontario

Coverage:
Provincial health plan covers costs of abortions at hospitals and clinics*

Abortion Services Offered:
To 24 weeks

Comments:
*There are two clinics in Ontario which are not NAF members and charge a fee for non-insured services

Both medical and surgical abortions available


Quebec

Coverage:
Abortions in Quebec either in hospitals, CLSCs, or clinics are fully funded.

Abortion Services Offered:
To 23 weeks


New Brunswick

Coverage:
Provincial health plan covers costs of abortions at hospitals**

Abortion Services Offered:
To 16 weeks

Comments:
You will need the permission of two doctors to have an abortion at a hospital.


Nova Scotia

Coverage:
Provincial health plan covers costs of abortions at hospitals

Abortion Services Offered:
To 15+ weeks, based on ultrasound results


Prince Edward Island

Coverage:
There are no abortion facilities on the Island. The province will pay for abortions done at a hospital if the women can find a doctor to do a referral.

Abortion Services Offered:
To 15+ weeks, based on ultrasound results


Newfoundland and Labrador

Coverage:
Provincial health plan covers costs of abortions at the clinic

Abortion Services Offered:
To 15 weeks