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ARCHIVED - Management of Grants and Contributions

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Each year, the Government of Canada transfers approximately $27 billion to individuals and organizations through more than 800 grant and contribution (Gs and Cs) programs that provide real benefits for Canadians. These programs promote Canada's economic and social development, and enrich the quality of life we enjoy as a nation.

In June 2006, the government commissioned a panel of experts—the Independent Blue Ribbon Panel (BRP) on Grant and Contribution Programs—to undertake a six-month review and provide recommendations on how to address the "web of rules" associated with the management of grants and contributions. The BRP published its report, From Red Tape to Clear Results, on February 14, 2007.

In response to the BRP recommendations, the President of the Treasury Board committed to working with departments and agencies to develop a government-wide action plan to reform the administration of grants and contributions. The Government Action Plan was released May 27, 2008.