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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Details on Transfer Payments Programs (TPPs) for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agricultural Bioproducts Innovation Program
Agri-Opportunities Program (New Opportunities for Agriculture Initiatives)
AgriInsurance Program
AgriInvest Program
AgriStability Program
Payments in connection with the Agricultural Marketing Programs Act (Statutory) - Advance Payments Program
Canadian Cattlemen's Association Legacy Fund (Statutory)
Business Development (Contributions to enable Competitive Enterprises and Sectors)
Cover Crop Protection Program
Agricultural Disaster Relief Program (ADRP) / AgriRecovery
AgriMarketing (Contributions to transform Canada's Strengths into Domestic and Global Success)
EcoAgriculture Biofuels Capital Initiative
Canadian Integrated Food Safety Program (Contributions to Enhance the Safety and Security of Canada's Food System)
Canadian Integrated Food Safety Program (Contributions to Minimize the Occurrence and Extent of Risk Incidents)
Facilitating the Disposal of Specified Risk Materials
Control of diseases in the hog industry - Phase II
Growing Forward (Official names to be determined) (Contributions to promote environmentally responsible agriculture)
Orchards & Vineyards Transition Program
Plum Pox Eradication Program (PPEP)
Growing Forward (Contributions for Rural and Co-operatives)
Growing Canadian Agri-Innovations Program (Pace of Innovation and Facilitate the Adoption of New Technologies)

Strategic Outcome(s): An innovative agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector

Program Activity: Science, Innovation and Adoption

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Agricultural Bioproducts Innovation Program (Voted)

Start Date: December 14, 2006

End Date: March 31, 2011

Description: The Agricultural Bioproducts Innovation Program (ABIP) is an initiative designed to strengthen the capacity of Canadian science providers and industry through the creation of networks for research, technology development, and commercialization of agricultural bioproducts and bioprocesses.

Expected result(s):
- Signed agreements that support the establishment, development and operation of bioproducts research networks;
- Leading-edge research and development related to feedstock production including crop platforms and cropping systems suitable for conversion to bioproducts;
- Leading-edge research and development related to effective and efficient technologies for biomass conversion, and agricultural bioproduct diversification.

As per section 6.6.1 of the 2008 Policy on Transfer Payments, a summary of a three-year plan for this program can be found (as of April 1, 2009) by searching: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1204137480722&lang=eng


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Program Activity: Science, Innovation and Adoption        
Total Grants        
Total Contributions 7.3 20.7 15.7 -
Total Transfer Payment Program 7.3 20.7 15.7 -

Planned Evaluations: An impact evaluation is proposed to be conducted in fiscal year 2010/11.

Note:
Planned spending for 2009-10 to 2011-12 reflects only the funding presented in the 2009-10 ARLU. It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.

Details on Transfer Payments Programs (TPPs) for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Strategic Outcome(s): An innovative agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector

Program Activity: Science, Innovation and Adoption

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Agri-Opportunities Program (New Opportunities for Agriculture Initiatives) (Voted)

Start Date: December 14, 2006

End Date: March 31, 2011

Description: A $134 million program, ending March 2011, that focuses on new innovative value-added agricultural, agri-food and agri-based products, services or processes that are currently not commercially produced or available in Canada and that are ready to be introduced into the marketplace. The program provides repayable contributions for commercialization projects that are expected to increase market opportunities for the Canadian agricultural industry across the value chain and to increase demand for primary agricultural products.

Expected result(s): To promote new opportunities for agriculture through assistance to help the sector diversify or move into promising new markets with prospects for long term sustainability. Performance measures for this program include:
- increased number of facilities established, modernized or expanded;
- increased number of new products, processes and services that are brought to market;
- increased knowledge and skills of recipient organizations;
- increased demand for primary agricultural products;
- increased number of new revenue streams among recipient organizations;
- increased level and quality of employment for recipient organizations and
- increased producer participation in value added industries.

As per section 6.6.1 of the 2008 Policy on Transfer Payments, a summary of a three-year plan for this program can be found (as of April 1, 2009) by searching: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1204137480722&lang=eng


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Program Activity: Science, Innovation and Adoption        
Total Grants        
Total Contributions 13.8 46.8 31.1 -
Total Transfer Payment Program 13.8 46.8 31.1 0.0

Planned Evaluations: An evaluation for this program is planned for 2009/2010 fiscal year. No prior evaluations have been completed for this program.

Note:
Planned spending for 2009-10 to 2011-12 reflects only the funding presented in the 2009-10 ARLU. It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.

Details on Transfer Payments Programs (TPPs) for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Strategic Outcome: A competitive agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector that proactively manages risk

Program Activity: Business Risk Management

Name of Transfer Payment Program: AgriInsurance Program (Statutory)

Start Date: April 1, 2008

End Date: March 31, 2012

Description: Under Growing Forward, AgriInsurance (AI) is one of four core federal-provincial-territorial Business Risk Management programs available to Canadian producers. AgriInsurance (formally the Production Insurance program), will aim to reduce financial impact on producers of production losses caused by uncontrollable natural perils.

Expected Results: Increased number of new programs and options available to farmers, including new plans for horticulture and livestock sectors. Increased producer participation in provinces and territories that have amended existing plans and that are implementing new plans and options.

As per section 6.6.1 of the 2008 Policy on Transfer Payments, a summary of a three-year plan for this program can be found (as of April 1, 2009) by searching: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1204137480722&lang=eng


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Program Activity:  Business Risk Management        
Total Grants        
Total Contributions 388.7 440.6 452.0 452.0
Total Transfer Payment Program 388.7 440.6 452.0 452.0

Planned Evaluations:

There is no planned evaluation for AgriInsurance in 2009-10. In accordance with FIPA the next environmental assessment will be completed no later than January 2012. Compliance audits of provincial delivery agencies are ongoing, rotating through all provinces at a maxium cycle of every five years.

Note:
Planned spending for 2009-10 to 2011-12 reflects only the funding presented in the 2009-10 ARLU. It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.

Details on Transfer Payments Programs (TPPs) for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Strategic Outcome(s): A competitive agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector that proactively manages risk

Program Activity: Business Risk Management

Name of Transfer Payment Program: AgriInvest Program (Statutory)

Start Date: December 19, 2007

End Date: March 31, 2013

Description: The Program is designed to help producers stabilize their farm income on an individual basis by providing producers the opportunity to deposit money annually into their savings account and receive matching government contributions. Producers can make withdrawals from the funds they have set aside to help stabilize income shortfalls and pro-actively manage their risks on the farm. Government contributions and the costs of administration are cost-shared between the federal and provincial/territorial governments on a 60:40 basis, respectively.

Expected result(s): To provide producers with flexibilty in how they choose to manage and/or mitigate small income losses (losses of up to 15% relative to their historical reference margin) through the availability of timely and predictable funds.

As per section 6.6.1 of the 2008 Policy on Transfer Payments, a summary of a three-year plan for this program can be found (as of April 1, 2009) by searching: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1204137480722&lang=eng


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Program Activity:  Business Risk Management        
Total Grants - 139.4 139.4 139.4
Total Contributions 159.5   20.1   20.1   20.1
Total Transfer Payment Program 159.5 159.5 159.5 159.5

Planned Evaluations:

It is currently expected that AgriInvest will be evaluated in 2010/11, together with the Cost of Production element. These two programs may be evaluated individually or together with a cluster of other Business Risk Management programs.

Note:
As required, the allocations to Grant versus Contribution may be adjusted and these would be reflected in the Supplementary Estimates, the Departmental Performance Report and Public Accounts.

Planned spending for 2009-10 to 2011-12 reflects only the funding presented in the 2009-10 ARLU. It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.

Details on Transfer Payments Programs (TPPs) for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Strategic Outcome(s): A competitive agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector that proactively manages risk

Program Activity: Business Risk Management

Name of Transfer Payment Program: AgriStability Program (Statutory)

Start Date: December 19, 2007

End Date: March 31, 2013

Description: The AgriStability program is a margin-based program that helps producers protect their farming operations from larger income declines (more than 15%) due to circumstances beyond their control. In combination with the AgriInvest program it is the successor to the Canadian Agricultural Income Stability program (CAIS). The AgriStability program commenced in the 2007 program year.

Expected result(s):
To mitigate the impacts of larger income losses (losses of over 15% relative to their historical reference margin) with margin-based assistance.

As per section 6.6.1 of the 2008 Policy on Transfer Payments, a summary of a three-year plan for this program can be found (as of April 1, 2009) by searching: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1204137480722&lang=eng


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Program Activity:  Business Risk Management        
Total Grants - 225.1 225.1 225.1
Total Contributions 655.2 369.2 370.2 371.3
Total Transfer Payment Program 655.2 594.3 595.3 596.4

Planned Evaluations:

It is currently expected that AgriStability will be evaluated in 2010/11. This program may be evaluated individually or together with a cluster of other Business Risk Management programs.

Note:
As required, the allocations to Grant versus Contribution may be adjusted and these would be reflected in the Supplementary Estimates, the Departmental Performance Report and Public Accounts.

Planned spending for 2009-10 to 2011-12 reflects only the funding presented in the 2009-10 ARLU. It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.

Details on Transfer Payments Programs (TPPs) for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Strategic Outcome(s): A competitive agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector that proactively manages risk

Program Activity: Business Risk Management

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Payments in connection with the Agricultural Marketing Programs Act (Statutory) - Advance Payments Program

Start Date: 1997

End Date: On-going under the AMPA legislation

Description: The Advance Payments Program (APP) guarantees cash advances to eligible producers (2006 amendments to AMPA increased the interest free portion of advances from $50,000 to $100,000, and the maximum advance from $250,000 to $400,000) to enable them to produce and market their agricultural products when market conditions are most ideal. Amendments also now allow livestock producers the ability to receive an advance under AMPA. In February 2008, amendments to the AMPA allowed for emergency advances for livestock producers to address the needs of the livestock industry during unfavourable competitive circumstances. The amendments allowed for a reduced legislative requirements for emergency advances which are issued up to March 31st, 2009.

Expected results:

  • Provide producers with greater access to credit (supplying advances to over 35,000 producers)
  • Improved cash flow for producers receiving APP advances (achieving advance amount of approximately $2.5B)
  • Administer the program in a prudent manner for eligible producers (achieving a default rate of under 2% of total amount advanced)

As per section 6.6.1 of the 2008 Policy on Transfer Payments, a summary of a three-year plan for this program can be found (as of April 1, 2009) by searching: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1204137480722&lang=eng


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Program Activity:  Business Risk Management        
Total Grants        
Total Contributions 152.1 165.0 227.5 149.5
Total Transfer Payment Program 152.1 165.0 227.5 149.5

Planned Evaluations: An evaluation of APP was conducted and tabled in Parliament in 2005 by the Minister. AMPA legislation requires an evaluation be completed every 5 years. Following the 2005 evaluation, cross-Canada consultations took place in order to make the appropriate changes to the APP, from which the legislative amendments were made to the program. The next evaluation of AMPA will take place in the fiscal year 2011-2012.

Note:
Planned spending for 2009-10 to 2011-12 reflects only the funding presented in the 2009-10 ARLU. It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.

Details on Transfer Payments Programs (TPPs) for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Strategic Outcome(s): A competitive agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector that proactively manages risk

Program Activity: Trade and Market Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canadian Cattlemen's Association Legacy Fund (Statutory)

Start Date: June 27, 2005

End Date: March 31, 2015

Description: The purpose of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association Legacy Fund is to support to the Canadian beef sector to develop markets for beef cattle, beef cattle genetics, beef and beef products in a post-BSE environment. A grant totalling $50 million over 10 years will be provided.

Expected result(s): Growth in traditional, existing, new and emerging markets for Canadian beef and genetics products; and to maximize the total value realized by the Canadian beef and cattle genetics industry through optimization of genetics products values.

As per section 6.6.1 of the 2008 Policy on Transfer Payments, a summary of a three-year plan for this program can be found (as of April 1, 2009) by searching: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1204137480722&lang=eng


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Program Activity: Trade and Market Development        
Total Grants 7.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
Total Contributions        
Total Transfer Payment Program 7.0 5.0 5.0 5.0

Planned Evaluations: There are no planned evaluations until the conclusion of the program in 2014-2015.

Note:
Planned spending for 2009-10 to 2011-12 reflects only the funding presented in the 2009-10 ARLU. It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.

Details on Transfer Payments Programs (TPPs) for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Strategic Outcome(s): An innovative agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector

Program Activity: Agri-Business Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Business Development (Contributions to enable Competitive Enterprises and Sectors) (Voted)

Start Date: Original start date under APF: April 1, 2003
Proposed start date under the new Growing Forward Framework: April 1, 2009

End Date: Proposed expiry March 31, 2013

Description: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) will cost share provincial and territorial activities and provide federal-only support to national organizations that aim to increase the use of sound business management practices by producers and agri-businesses in order to enable businesses to be profitable. Eligible activities will equip producers and agri-businesses with the skills, knowledge and expertise needed to understand their businesses' financial situation, assess opportunities, respond to change and realize business goals.

Expected result(s): To build awareness of the benefits and encourage the use of sound business management practices, while also enabling businesses in the sector to be profitable and invest where needed to manage the natural resource base sustainably and to market and produce safe food and other products.

As per section 6.6.1 of the 2008 Policy on Transfer Payments, a summary of a three-year plan for this program can be found (as of April 1, 2009) by searching: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1204137480722&lang=eng


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Program Activity: Agri-Business Development        
Total Grants        
Total Contributions 9.9 14.9 - -
Total Transfer Payment Program 9.9 14.9 - -

Planned Evaluations:

An evaluation of federal-only support to national organizations will be conducted during fiscal year 2008-09. Timing for further evaluations will be determined by the Office of Audit and Evaluation of AAFC.

Note:

Planned spending for 2009-10 to 2011-12 reflects only the funding presented in the 2009-10 ARLU. It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.

Growing Forward is the new 5-year policy framework that replaces APF programming as of the 2008-09 fiscal year through a transitional continuity framework until the new policy and programs are in place in 2009-10. Only funding for 2008-09 and 2009-10 has been secured through Estimates (along with internal reallocations) with subsequent TB Submissions to follow for each functional area, spanning the full five years of the Framework. Between the two Frameworks, programming may have been modified to reflect a new strategic direction.

Details on Transfer Payments Programs (TPPs) for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Strategic Outcome(s): A competitive agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector that proactively manages risk

Program Activity: Business Risk Management

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Cover Crop Protection Program (Voted)

Start Date: June 13, 2007

End Date: March 31, 2011

Description: The Cover Crop Protection Program (CCPP) is a Federal only program that provides five dollars per acre to producers whose lands are adversely affected by excess soil moisture and flooding with the added costs of improving and protecting the soil until a commercial crop can be planted.

Expected result(s):
- Increased capacity of affected producers to meet increased costs associated with land restoration and amelioration due to flooding.
- Reduced soil erosion by increasing the affected acres seeded to cover crops through the promotion of information in order to educate producers.

As per section 6.6.1 of the 2008 Policy on Transfer Payments, a summary of a three-year plan for this program can be found (as of April 1, 2009) by searching: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1204137480722&lang=eng.


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Program Activity: Business Risk Management        
Total Grants 7.1 7.1 7.1 -
Total Contributions        
Total Transfer Payment Program 7.1 7.1 7.1 -

Planned Evaluations:

The year of the evaluation will be in accordance with the five year OAE 5-year evaluation plan and is being finalized.

Note:
Planned spending for 2009-10 to 2011-12 reflects only the funding presented in the 2009-10 ARLU. It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.

Details on Transfer Payments Programs (TPPs) for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Strategic Outcome(s): A competitive agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector that proactively manages risk

Program Activity: Business Risk Management

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Agricultural Disaster Relief Program (ADRP) / AgriRecovery (Statutory)

Start Date: December 6, 2007

End Date: March 31, 2011

Description: The ADRP will allow federal-provincial-territorial governments to quickly develop and implement cost-shared initiatives in response to disasters affecting Canada's agriculture industry. The ADRP will assist eligible recipients to recover from a disaster situation, quickly resume business operations, containing long-term impacts when disasters occur. ADRP is also aimed at reducing the overall impact of the disaster on existing BRM programs. The federal government can access up to $20 million in federal funding for each initiative developed under the program, up to the $125 million fiscal year limit. Participating provinces-territories are expected to cost-share these initiatives on a 60:40 federal-provincial basis.

Expected result(s):

  • Provide a rapid financial response to assist with the immediate recovery from a disaster situation;
  • Help producers quickly resume business operations after a disaster; and
  • Enable short-term actions to minimize/contain the impacts of the disaster on producers.

As per section 6.6.1 of the 2008 Policy on Transfer Payments, a summary of a three-year plan for this program can be found (as of April 1, 2009) by searching: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1204137480722&lang=eng


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Program Activity: Business Risk Management        
Total Grants -   54.2   54.2 -
Total Contributions 108.4   54.2   54.2 -
Total Transfer Payment Program 108.4 108.4 108.4 -

Planned Evaluations: Nature and timing of the evaluation of ADRP will be set in accordance with the Policy on Evaluation, the Policy on Transfer Payments and Managements, Resources and Results Structure Policy. Depending on the completion of disaster initiatives under the ADRP, the program is currently expected to be evaluated in 2011-12.

Note:
As required, the allocations to Grant versus Contribution may be adjusted and these would be reflected in the Supplementary Estimates, the Departmental Performance Report and Public Accounts.

Planned spending for 2009-10 to 2011-12 reflects only the funding presented in the 2009-10 ARLU. It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.

Details on Transfer Payments Programs (TPPs) for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Strategic Outcome(s): A competitive agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector that proactively manages risk

Program Activity: Trade & Market Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: AgriMarketing (Contributions to transform Canada's Strengths into Domestic and Global Success) (Voted)

Start Date: Original start date under APF: April 1, 2003
Proposed start date under the new Growing Forward Framework: April 1, 2009

End Date: Proposed expiry March 31, 2013

Description: The AgriMarketing Program helps to achieve the objectives of the "Transforming Canada's Strengths into Domestic and Global Success" initiative by leveraging the Canada Brand and providing a platform to equip industry, including Small And medium -sized enterprises, for success in global markets. AgriMarketing will provide funding for them to lead and deliver international market development and branding strategies, brand building and enhancement initiatives, market innovative products and address international advocacy needs.

Expected result(s):To have enhanced opportunities for producers and processors in the Canadian agriculture and agri-food, fish and seafood sectors in key international markets.

As per section 6.6.1 of the 2008 Policy on Transfer Payments, a summary of a three-year plan for this program can be found (as of April 1, 2009) by searching: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1204137480722&lang=eng


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Program Activity: Trade & Market Development        
Total Grants        
Total Contributions 23.2 35.5 12.8 12.8
Total Transfer Payment Program 23.2 35.5 12.8 12.8

Planned Evaluations: Risk-based compliance auditing is scheduled for 2009-2010.

Note:
Planned spending for 2009-10 to 2011-12 reflects only the funding presented in the 2009-10 ARLU. It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.

Growing Forward is the new 5-year policy framework that replaces APF programming as of the 2008-09 fiscal year through a transitional continuity framework until the new policy and programs are in place in 2009-10. Only funding for 2008-09 and 2009-10 has been secured through Estimates (along with internal reallocations) with subsequent TB Submissions to follow for each functional area, spanning the full five years of the Framework. Between the two Frameworks, programming may have been modified to reflect a new strategic direction.

Details on Transfer Payments Programs (TPPs) for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Strategic Outcome(s): An innovative agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector

Program Activity: Science, Innovation and Adoption

Name of Transfer Payment Program: EcoAgriculture Biofuels Capital Initiative (Voted)

Start Date: March 29, 2007

End Date: March 31, 2011

Description: The ecoAgriculture Biofuels Capital initiative (ecoABC) is a four-year, $200 million federal initiative that provides repayable contributions of up to $25 million per project for the construction or expansion of renewable transportation biofuel production facilities in which agricultural producers invest.

Expected result(s): To provide agricultural producers with an opportunity for equity investment in biofuel production facilities, and to facilitate achieving the federal government's target of achieving renewable fuel content equal to 5% of the gasoline pool by 2010 and 2% in diesel and heating oil by 2012 through domestic production. Expected results include:
- new biofuels facilities are built;
- increased (domestic) ethanol production;
- broadened economic base of communities where facilities are built; and
- increased and diversified off-farm revenues for producers.

As per section 6.6.1 of the 2008 Policy on Transfer Payments, a summary of a three-year plan for this program can be found (as of April 1, 2009) by searching: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1204137480722&lang=eng


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Program Activity: Science, Innovation and Adoption        
Total Grants        
Total Contributions 27.3 66.4 92.4 -
Total Transfer Payment Program 27.3 66.4 92.4 0.0

Planned Evaluations: An evaluation is planned for the 2010/2011 fiscal year. No prior evaluations have been completed for this program.

Note:
Planned spending for 2009-10 to 2011-12 reflects only the funding presented in the 2009-10 ARLU. It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.

Details on Transfer Payments Programs (TPPs) for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Strategic Outcome(s): A competitive agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector that proactively manages risk

Program Activity: Food Safety and Biosecurity Risk Management Systems

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canadian Integrated Food Safety Program (Contributions to Enhance the Safety and Security of Canada's Food System) (Voted)

Start Date: Original start date under APF: April 1, 2003
Proposed start date under the new Growing Forward Framework: April 1, 2009

End Date: Proposed expiry March 31, 2013

Description:

This sector of the program involves two components as follows:

Food Safety Systems Development
Food Safety Systems Development focuses on the development of science-based food safety systems by national organizations to effectively minimize food safety risks. It supports national (or equivalent) organizations in developing on-farm and/or post-farm Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point based food safety systems

Food Safety Systems Implementation
Food Safety Systems Implementation will facilitate the adoption of government-recognized food safety systems by producers and non-federally registered food-processing enterprises.

The Canadian Integrated Food Safety Program also involves a sector tied to "Contributions to Minimize the Occurrence and Extent of Risk Incidents" in the same program activity. Both sectors work under the same program name (Canadian Integrated Food Safety Program).

Expected result(s):

Food Safety Systems Development
National on- and post-farm organizations have food safety systems ready to submit to Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Food Safety Systems Implementation
Increased participation of on and post-farm sector in food safety implementation.

As per section 6.6.1 of the 2008 Policy on Transfer Payments, a summary of a three-year plan for this program can be found (as of April 1, 2009) by searching: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1204137480722&lang=eng


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Program Activity: Food Safety and Biosecurity Risk Management Systems        
Total Grants        
Total Contributions 5.3 18.6 - -
Total Transfer Payment Program 5.3 18.6 - -

Planned Evaluations:

In the Department's five-year Evaluation Plan, the components for the National Biosecurity Systems, Food Safety Systems and National Traceability Systems G&C programs will be evaluated in a cluster evaluation titled "Food Safety Continuum" in 2009-10.

Note:
Planned spending for 2009-10 to 2011-12 reflects only the funding presented in the 2009-10 ARLU. It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.

Growing Forward is the new 5-year policy framework that replaces APF programming as of the 2008-09 fiscal year through a transitional continuity framework until the new policy and programs are in place in 2009-10. Only funding for 2008-09 and 2009-10 has been secured through Estimates (along with internal allocations) with subsequent TB Submissions to follow for each functional area, spanning the full five years of the framework. Between the two Frameworks, programming may have been modified to reflect a new strategic direction.

Details on Transfer Payments Programs (TPPs) for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Strategic Outcome(s): A competitive agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector that proactively manages risk

Program Activity: Food Safety and Biosecurity Risk Management Systems

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canadian Integrated Food Safety Program (Contributions to Minimize the Occurrence and Extent of Risk Incidents) (Voted)

Start Date: Original start date under APF: April 1, 2003
Proposed start date under the new Growing Forward Framework: April 1, 2009

End Date: Proposed expiry March 31, 2013

Description:

This sector of the program involves three components as follows:

Biosecurity Standards Implementation
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency approved national Biosecurity Standards will form the basis for implementation of the minimum requirements for a particular sector at the farm-level. Provinces and territories will be responsible for farm-level implementation.

Traceability Industry Infrastructure
Investment in Traceability Industry Infrastructure will enhance the ability to follow the movement of a food through production, processing and distribution. It will support the development and implementation of industry infrastructure to participate in the National Agriculture and Food Traceability System (NAFTS). This element would invest in the development of industry-led systems that collect and verify identification and movement data, and would accelerate industry capacity.

Traceability Enterprise Infrastructure
Traceability Enterprise Structure will provide funding to individual businesses to assist in the purchase and installation of traceability infrastructure and the training of staff to implement traceability systems for plants, animals and products. These actions will enable recipients to participate fully in NAFTS.

The Canadian Integrated Food Safety Program also involves a sector tied to "Contributions to Enhance the Safety and Security of Canada's Food System" in the same program activity. Both sectors work under the same program name (Canadian Integrated Food Safety Program).

Expected result(s):

Biosecurity Standards Implementation
Increased capability of producers and related service providers to manage the Biosecurity risks at farm level.

Traceability Industry Infrastructure
Organizations and private entities implementing industry-led traceability systems.

Traceability Enterprise Infrastructure
On-farm and post-farm businesses implementing traceability systems.

As per section 6.6.1 of the 2008 Policy on Transfer Payments, a summary of a three-year plan for this program can be found (as of April 1, 2009) by searching: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1204137480722&lang=eng


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Program Activity: Food Safety and Biosecurity Risk Management Systems        
Total Grants        
Total Contributions 35.4 27.9 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payment Program 35.4 27.9 0.0 0.0

Planned Evaluations:

In the Department's five-year Evaluation Plan, the components for the National Biosecurity Systems, Food Safety Systems and National Traceability Systems G&C programs will be evaluated in a cluster evaluation titled "Food Safety Continuum" in 2009-10.

Note:
Planned spending for 2009-10 to 2011-12 reflects only the funding presented in the 2009-10 ARLU. It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.

Growing Forward is the new 5-year policy framework that replaces APF programming as of the 2008-09 fiscal year through a transitional continuity framework until the new policy and programs are in place in 2009-10. Only funding for 2008-09 and 2009-10 has been secured through Estimates (along with internal reallocations) with subsequent TB Submissions to follow for each functional area, spanning the full five years of the Framework. Between the two Frameworks, programming may have been modified to reflect a new strategic direction.

Details on Transfer Payments Programs (TPPs) for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Strategic Outcome(s): A competitive agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector that proactively manages risk

Program Activity: Food Safety and Biosecurity Risk Management Systems

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Facilitating the Disposal of Specified Risk Materials (Voted)

Start Date: December 14, 2006

End Date: March 31, 2009 (extended to March 31, 2010)

Description: The federal government continues to provide BSE related assistance to Canada's cattle industry to support its efforts to recover from the impacts of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) first discovered in Canada in May 2003. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has implemented an enhanced feed ban, which is a significant step towards eliminating BSE from the national cattle herd.

This program will help the beef industry mitigate the cost of adapting to the July 12, 2007 enhancements to the feed ban enforced by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The enhancements regulate the disposal of specified risk material (SRM) and adequate disposal infrastructure is required.

Cost-shared federal-provincial programs are in place and offer $127.5 million in financial assistance to the industry (federal: $76.5 million; provincial: $51 million). The program is administered provincially and federal funds are used to support projects that have been approved through the provincial government process.

Expected results Enhancing the Canadian infrastructure for disposal of Specified Risk Material and the capability for Canada to address BSE concerns.

As per section 6.6.1 of the 2008 Policy on Transfer Payments, a summary of a three-year plan for this program can be found (as of April 1, 2009) by searching: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1204137480722&lang=eng


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Program Activity: Food Safety and Biosecurity Risk Management Systems        
Total Grants        
Total Contributions 21.0 17.5 - -
Total Transfer Payment Program 21.0 17.5 - -

Planned Evaluations: A planned evaluation for SRM program is targeted by the 3rd quarter of the 08-09 fiscal year.

Note:
Planned spending for 2009-10 to 2011-12 reflects only the funding presented in the 2009-10 ARLU. It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.

Details on Transfer Payments Programs (TPPs) for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Strategic Outcome(s): A competitive agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector that proactively manages risk

Program Activity: Food Safety and Biosecurity Risk Management Systems

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Control of diseases in the hog industry - Phase II (Voted)

Start Date: September 4, 2008

End Date: March 31, 2011

Description: The Initiative for the Control of Diseases in the Hog Industry Phase II is a mid to long-term strategy to establish the foundation of a risk management framework for the Canadian hog sector.

Expected result(s):
- The establishment of a National biosecurity and best management practices standard.
- Funding of research on circovirus and other emerging diseases.
- Establishment of long-term risk management solutions to help mitigate the impacts of emerging diseases.
- Industry establishment of a foundation for a risk management framework.

As per section 6.6.1 of the 2008 Policy on Transfer Payments, a summary of a three-year plan for this program can be found (as of April 1, 2009) by searching: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1204137480722&lang=eng


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Program Activity: Food Safety and Biosecurity Risk Management Systems        
Total Grants        
Total Contributions 2.6 22.4 22.9 -
Total Transfer Payment Program 2.6 22.4 22.9 -

Planned Evaluations:

An evaluation will be completed for the program in compliance with the Treasury Board's Evaluation Policy.

Note:
Planned spending for 2009-10 to 2011-12 reflects only the funding presented in the 2009-10 ARLU. It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.

Details on Transfer Payments Programs (TPPs) for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Strategic Outcome(s): An environmentally sustainable agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector

Program Activity: On-Farm Action

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Growing Forward (Official names to be determined) (Contributions to promote environmentally responsible agriculture) (Voted)

Start Date: Original start date under APF: April 1, 2003
Proposed start date under the new Growing Forward Framework: April 1, 2009

End Date: Proposed expiry March 31, 2013

Description: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada supports farmers through direct on-farm programming that identifies environmental risks and opportunities and promotes the continuous growth of the stewardship ethic within the sector.

Expected result(s): This program activity will help achieve a cleaner and healthier environment for all Canadians, and address the environmental commitments detailed in the government's November 2008 Speech from the Throne. Canadians will realize the benefits of this program activity through the actions taken on the agricultural landscape.

As per section 6.6.1 of the 2008 Policy on Transfer Payments, a summary of a three-year plan for this program can be found (as of April 1, 2009) by searching: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1204137480722&lang=eng


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Program Activity: On-Farm Action        
Total Grants        
Total Contributions 114.2 61.1 5.4 5.4
Total Transfer Payment Program 114.2 61.1 5.4 5.4

Planned Evaluations: There are currently no planned evaluations for this program.

Note:
Planned spending for 2009-10 to 2011-12 reflects only the funding presented in the 2009-10 ARLU. It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.

Growing Forward is the new 5-year policy framework that replaces APF programming as of the 2008-09 fiscal year through a transitional continuity framework until the new policy and programs are in place in 2009-10. Only funding for 2008-09 and 2009-10 has been secured through Estimates (along with internal reallocations) with subsequent TB Submissions to follow for each functional area, spanning the full five years of the Framework. Between the two Frameworks, programming may have been modified to reflect a new strategic direction.

Details on Transfer Payments Programs (TPPs) for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Strategic Outcome(s): An innovative agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector

Program Activity: Agri-Business Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Orchards & Vineyards Transition Program (Voted)

Start Date: October 25, 2007

End Date: March 31, 2011

Description: This program funds plant removal which is the very first step towards replanting orchards and vineyards or planting other crops to help producers compete in the changing global markets. The program also responds to the market pressure by funding strategic planning activities which will increase the industry's knowledge and help the industry make decisions. The program operates in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

Expected result(s) To ensure acreage is readily available for replanting of more marketable crops, and to develop an improved understanding of the opportunities for the orchards and vineyards sector. This will encourage producers to make the adjustments necessary to become more competitive.

As per section 6.6.1 of the 2008 Policy on Transfer Payments, a summary of a three-year plan for this program can be found (as of April 1, 2009) by searching: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1204137480722&lang=eng


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Program Activity: Agri-Business Development        
Total Grants        
Total Contributions 13.4 11.7 9.2 -
Total Transfer Payment Program 13.4 11.7 9.2 -

Planned Evaluations: A recipient audit will be determined based on an audit work plan. The need for an internal audit will be determined by the Office of Audit and Evaluation of AAFC. A summative evaluation will also be conducted during fiscal year 2010/11.

Note:
Planned spending for 2009-10 to 2011-12 reflects only the funding presented in the 2009-10 ARLU. It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.

Details on Transfer Payments Programs (TPPs) for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Strategic Outcome(s): A competitive agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector that proactively manages risk

Program Activity: Food Safety and Biosecurity Risk Management Systems

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Plum Pox Eradication Program (PPEP) (Voted)

Start Date: April 19, 2004

End Date: March 31, 2011

Description: The purpose of this seven-year program (2004-05 to 2010-11) is to eradicate the Plum Pox Virus (PPV) in Canada while ensuring the viability of the industry. This program is a follow-up of the expired three-year program (2001-02 to 2003-04) which showed that the eradication of PPV was possible. Additional funding for the PPEP program was approved by Treasury Board in September 2007. This additional funding will be used to continue intensive sampling activites of trees and to compensate producers for the removal of infected trees in the quarantine area.

Expected result(s): Eradication of the Plum Pox Virus in Canada while maintaining the viability of the industry.

As per section 6.6.1 of the 2008 Policy on Transfer Payments, a summary of a three-year plan for this program can be found (as of April 1, 2009) by searching: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1204137480722&lang=eng


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Program Activity: Food Safety and Biosecurity Risk Management Systems        
Total Grants        
Total Contributions 8.6 8.6 8.6 -
Total Transfer Payment Program 8.6 8.6 8.6 -

Planned Audits: An evaluation is currently planned for the 2010-11, the last year of the program.

Note:
Planned spending for 2009-10 to 2011-12 reflects only the funding presented in the 2009-10 ARLU. It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.

Details on Transfer Payments Programs (TPPs) for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Strategic Outcome(s): An innovative agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector

Program Activity: Rural & Co-operatives Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Growing Forward (Contributions for Rural and Co-operatives) (Voted)

Start Date: Original start date under APF: April 1, 2003
Proposed start date under the new Growing Forward Framework: April 1, 2009

End Date: Proposed expiry March 31, 2013

Description: The programming covers the following two initiatives:
- Rural development programming, whose objective is to support local, regional, and/or national stakeholders to develop collaborative activities that contribute to the engagement, knowledge development and knowledge transfer activities of the Canadian Rural Partnership.
- The Co-operative Development Initiative which provides support for the development capacity of the co-op sector and funds innovative co-operative projects in public policy priority areas.

Expected result(s):
- For Rural stakeholders to have access to new and updated/adapted rural development information, expertise and tools that help respond to barriers to innovative development.
- Access to services across the country, creating an enabling environment for co-operative development and growth.

As per section 6.6.1 of the 2008 Policy on Transfer Payments, a summary of a three-year plan for this program can be found (as of April 1, 2009) by searching: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1204137480722&lang=eng


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Program Activity: Rural & Co-operatives Development        
Total Grants        
Total Contributions 7.4 6.9 - -
Total Transfer Payment Program 7.4 6.9 - -

Planned Evaluations: Rural & Co-operatives Development programming are scheduled to be evaluated in 2011-12.

Note:
Planned spending for 2009-10 to 2011-12 reflects only the funding presented in the 2009-10 ARLU. It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.

Growing Forward is the new 5-year policy framework that replaces APF programming as of the 2008-09 fiscal year through a transitional continuity framework until the new policy and programs are in place in 2009-10. Only funding for 2008-09 and 2009-10 has been secured through Estimates (along with internal reallocations) with subsequent TB Submissions to follow for each functional area, spanning the full five years of the Framework. Between the two Frameworks, programming may have been modified to reflect a new strategic direction.

Details on Transfer Payments Programs (TPPs) for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Strategic Outcome(s): An innovative agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector

Program Activity: Science, Innovation & Adoption

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Growing Canadian Agri-Innovations Program (Pace of Innovation and Facilitate the Adoption of New Technologies) (Voted)

Start Date: Proposed start date April 1, 2009

End Date: Proposed expiry March 31, 2013

Description: Accelerate the Pace of Innovation and Facilitate the Adoption of New Technologies (Voted)

Expected result(s): The proposed Growing Canadian Agri-Innovations Program key outcomes are i) to increase promotion of foresight capacity and coordinated action resulting in a sector that is better equipped with the information, knowledge and capacities necessary for success in an increasingly demanding and complex business environment.

ii) to support the development of national agricultural industry-led collaborations of specialized government, academic and industry science resources and talent and to enhance capacity in agri-based applied science.

iii) to encourage the agriculture sector to develop new, or expand existing, value - chains, create new opportunities and to commercialize agri - products, practices and processes.

iv) to encourage greater interaction between investors and the agriculture industry resulting in greater investment in the commercialization and marketing of innovative practices, products and processes.

As per section 6.6.1 of the 2008 Policy on Transfer Payments, a summary of a three-year plan for this program can be found (as of April 1, 2009) by searching: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1204137480722&lang=eng


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Program Activity: Science, Innovation & Adoption        
Total Grants        
Total Contributions 29.4 45.7 0.7 0.7
Total Transfer Payment Program 29.4 45.7 0.7 0.7

Planned Evaluations: There is a planned evaluation for this program scheduled for 2012-2013.

Note:
Planned spending for 2009-10 to 2011-12 reflects only the funding presented in the 2009-10 ARLU. It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.

Growing Forward is the new 5-year policy framework that replaces APF programming as of the 2008-09 fiscal year through a transitional continuity framework until the new policy and programs are in place in 2009-10. Only funding for 2008-09 and 2009-10 has been secured through Estimates (along with internal reallocations) with subsequent TB Submissions to follow for each functional area, spanning the full five years of the Framework. Between the two Frameworks, programming may have been modified to reflect a new strategic direction.

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Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Table: Details of Transfer Payments Programs


1) Strategic Outcome:
A competitive Atlantic Canadian economy
2) Program Activity
Enterprise Development
3) Transfer Payment Program:
Atlantic Innovation Fund – voted
4) Start Date: 5) End Date:
May 10, 2001 March 31, 2010
6) Description of Transfer Payment Program:
The Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF) focuses on increasing research and development linked to economic development and commercialization objectives in areas that are of strategic importance to the region, particularly those that support the growth of strategic sectors/clusters.

The AIF emphasizes building an Atlantic Canadian system of innovation, including components that bridge the gap between research institutions and the marketplace, and encouraging synergies among the various components of this system through partnerships, alliances and networks.

The AIF also supports research and development projects that focus on the areas of natural and applied sciences, as well as in social sciences, humanities, arts and culture, where these are linked explicitly to the development of technology based products, processes or services or their commercialization, thereby strengthening the region’s system of innovation.

More information on the AIF can be found at http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/e/financial/aif/index.shtml.

7) Expected Results:
The AIF supports strengthened innovation and commercialization capacity in Atlantic Canada. Immediate results include the following:

Support Climate

  • Institutions encourage applied research with commercialization intent or with a focus on resulting products.
  • Institutions manage intellectual property in ways that support commercialization.
  • Meaningful partnerships and alliances are created between institutions, or between institutions and private sector (Atlantic, national, international).
  • Proponents in institutions and firms develop sound project management practices.

Participation

  • Proposals received reflect the ACOA sectoral priorities for Atlantic Canada.
  • Appropriate leveraging from other sources.
  • Increased research and development activity.
  • Increased private sector participation in research and development (Atlantic-based and others).

  ($ millions)
  8)
Forecast
Spending
2008-2009
9)
Planned
Spending
2009-2010
10)
Planned
Spending
2010-2011
11)
Planned
Spending
2011-2012
12) Total Contributions 64.1 69.8 38.0 38.0
13) Total 64.1 69.8 38.0 38.0

14) Planned Evaluations:
An innovation impact evaluation is currently being conducted to examine the relevance, success and cost-effectiveness of the Innovation program sub-activities, which include the Atlantic Innovation Fund, the innovation component of the Business Development Program, and the Productivity and Business Skills Initiative. The final report targeted date is June 2009.


1) Strategic Outcome:
A competitive Atlantic Canadian economy
2) Program Activity
Enterprise Development; Community Development; Policy, Advocacy and Coordination
3) Transfer Payment Program:
Business Development Program – voted
4) Start Date: 5) End Date:
July 25, 1995 March 31, 2010
6) Description of Transfer Payment Program:
The Business Development Program (BDP) provides repayable financial assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to enable them to invest in projects related to innovation, skills development, and trade activities, and to support certain capital costs for establishment of new SMEs and expansion and modernization of existing ones. Through its business support element, the BDP provides financial assistance to not-for-profit organizations, associations and institutions for activities that support economic development, entrepreneurship, tourism, trade, innovation, community economic development, and regional economic development in general.

More information on the BDP can be found at http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/e/financial/business.shtml.

7) Expected Results:
BDP activities support ACOA’s mandate to:
  • increase the number of successful businesses;
  • increase the successful expansion and modernization of SMEs; and
  • enhance the business environment in Atlantic Canada.

  ($ millions)
  8)
Forecast
Spending
2008-2009
9)
Planned
Spending
2009-2010
10)
Planned
Spending
2010-2011
11)
Planned
Spending
2011-2012
Program Activity: Enterprise Development        
12) Total Grants 0.4 1.0 1.0 1.0
12) Total Contributions 95.6 90.1 89.2 89.2
13) Total 96.0 91.1 90.2 90.2
Program Activity: Community Development        
12) Total Grants 0.3 1.0 1.0 1.0
12) Total Contributions 20.9 20.5 23.0 22.5
13) Total 21.2 21.5 24.0 23.5
Program Activity: Policy, Advocacy and Coordination        
12) Total Contributions 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.5
13) Total 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.5
Total of all Program Activities        
12) Total Grants 0.7 2.0 2.0 2.0
12) Total Contributions 116.8 111.1 112.7 112.2
13) Total 117.5 113.1 114.7 114.2

14) Planned Evaluations:
The following evaluations are based on the 2008-2009 ACOA Program Activities Architecture (PAA).

1. An impact evaluation is currently being conducted to examine the relevance, success and cost-effectiveness of the Innovation program sub-activity, which includes the Atlantic Innovation Fund, the innovation component of the Business Development Program, and the Productivity and Business Skills Initiative. The final report targeted date is June 2009.

2. An impact evaluation is being conducted to examine the relevance, success and cost-effectiveness of the following program sub-activities: Community Investment; Community Development Resources; Official Languages Minority Communities; and Aboriginal Communities, which includes the Innovative Communities Fund and the Business Development Program. The final report targeted date is June 2009.

3. An impact evaluation of the Financing Continuum program sub-activity is being conducted to examine its relevance and performance (i.e., effectiveness, efficiency, economy), which includes the Business Development Program element. The final report targeted date is July 2009.

4. An impact evaluation of the Trade and Investment program sub-activities will be conducted in fiscal year 2009-2010 to examine their relevance and performance (i.e., effectiveness, efficiency, economy), which includes the Business Development Program, the Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, and the International Business Development Program.

5. An impact evaluation of the Entrepreneurship and Business Skills Development program sub-activity will be conducted in fiscal year 2009-2010 to examine its relevance and performance (i.e., effectiveness, efficiency, economy), which includes the Business Development Program, the Woman in Business Initiative, and the Young Entrepreneur Development Initiative.

6. An impact evaluation of the Policy, Advocacy and Coordination program sub-activities will be conducted in fiscal year 2009-2010 to examine their relevance and performance (i.e., effectiveness, efficiency, economy), which includes the Business Development Program and the Atlantic Policy Research Initiative.



1) Strategic Outcome:
A competitive Atlantic Canadian economy
2) Program Activity
Community Development
3) Transfer Payment Program:
Community Futures Program – voted
4) Start Date: 5) End Date:
May 18, 1995 October 2, 2010
6) Description of Transfer Payment Program:
Provides financial and technical assistance to SMEs in rural areas, and is delivered through the 41 Community Business Development Corporations (CBDCs) across the Atlantic region. More information on these services provided through the CBDCs can be found on ACOA’s website athttp://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/English/IWantTo/StartABusiness/Pages/GetHelpFinancing.aspx
7) Expected Results:
Assisting selected communities in the development of their economies and supporting the growth of small businesses, the Community Futures Program’s short term results are:
  • enhanced marketing to increase awareness and use of Community Futures organizations;
  • enhanced business development services (e.g. information, counselling, referrals, training);
  • improved access to capital and leveraged capital through loans, loan guarantees and equity investments to businesses; and
  • strengthened community strategic plans and more effective implementation through projects, partnerships and other community economic development initiatives.

  ($ millions)
  8)
Forecast
Spending
2008-2009
9)
Planned
Spending
2009-2010
10)
Planned
Spending
2010-2011
11)
Planned
Spending
2011-2012
12) Total Contributions 12.3 13.1 11.0 11.0
13) Total 12.3 13.1 11.0 11.0

14) Planned Evaluations:
An impact evaluation of the Community Futures Program is being conducted across Canada, and in the four agencies administering the program (Western Economic Diversification, Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario [FedNor through Industry Canada], Canada Economic Development for Regions in Quebec, and ACOA) to examine relevance, design and delivery, success, cost-effectiveness, and alternatives. The ACOA final evaluation report targeted date is the end of January 2009. The pan-Canadian final evaluation report targeted date is March 2009.


1) Strategic Outcome:
A competitive Atlantic Canadian economy
2) Program Activity
Community Development
3) Transfer Payment Program:
Innovative Communities Fund – voted
4) Start Date: 5) End Date:
April 1, 2005 March 31, 2010
6) Description of Transfer Payment Program:
Working with communities at various stages of economic development, this program supports non-commercial/non-profit strategic initiatives that target the economic development needs of communities and stimulate economic development. Working in collaboration with Atlantic communities and stakeholders, the ICF builds on the strengths of communities and provides the tools needed to identify opportunities available for their sustainable economic growth. More information can be found at http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/English/publications/FactSheetsAndBrochures/Pages/Innovative
_Communities_Fund.aspx
.
7) Expected Results:
The ICF targets both developmental and long-term program outcomes. Short-term outcomes aimed at the economic development needs of rural communities are:
  • communities access the funding and/or expertise they require to develop the proposals;
  • partnerships developed; and
  • increased citizen engagement and buy-in.

In the longer term, the expected results are:

  • improved community economic development planning capacity;
  • improved project management capacity; and
  • engagement of project partners.

  ($ millions)
  8)
Forecast
Spending
2008-2009
9)
Planned
Spending
2009-2010
10)
Planned
Spending
2010-2011
11)
Planned
Spending
2011-2012
12) Total Contributions 49.1 43.6 42.3 42.3
13) Total 49.1 43.6 42.3 42.3

14) Planned Evaluations:
An impact evaluation is being conducted to examine the relevance, success and cost-effectiveness of the program sub-activities: Community Investment; Community Development Resources; Official Languages Minority Communities; and Aboriginal Communities, which includes the Innovative Communities Fund and the Business Development Program. The final report targeted date is June 2009.


1) Strategic Outcome:
A competitive Atlantic Canadian economy
2) Program Activity
Enterprise Development
3) Transfer Payment Program:
Saint John Shipyard Adjustment Initiative – voted
4) Start Date: 5) End Date:
May 29, 2003 May 31, 2010
6) Description of Transfer Payment Program:
To facilitate closure of the shipyard operations and redevelopment of the site for other economic development use.
7) Expected Results:
To respond to the lack of manufacturing activities and its economic impact on the province of New Brunswick, the Saint John Shipyard Adjustment Initiative short-term results are:
  • demonstration that redevelopment of site is financially feasible;
  • application for assistance for site redevelopment; and
  • site improvements.

  ($ millions)
  8)
Forecast
Spending
2008-2009
9)
Planned
Spending
2009-2010
10)
Planned
Spending
2010-2011
11)
Planned
Spending
2011-2012
12) Total Contributions 0.0 10.0 0.0 0.0
13) Total 0.0 10.0 0.0 0.0

14) Planned Evaluations:
An evaluation of the Saint John Shipyard Adjustment Initiative, which includes the Shipyard Redevelopment Program and the Industrial Diversification Program is planned for fiscal year 2010-2011.

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Canada Revenue Agency

Table 2: Details of Other Transfer Payment Programs


Table 2.1: Children’s Special Allowance Payments (CSA)

1. Strategic Outcome: Eligible families and individuals receive timely and correct benefit payments.
2. Program Activity: Benefit Programs
3. Name of Transfer Payment Program: Children’s Special Allowance Payments (CSA) (Statutory)
4. Start Date: Aug. 28, 1995 *
 
5. End Date: Ongoing
6. Description: Tax-free monthly payments made to agencies and foster parents who are licensed by provincial or federal governments to provide for the care and education of children under the age of 18 who physically reside in Canada and who are not in the care of their parents. CSA payments are equivalent to Canada Child Tax Benefit payments. CSA payments are governed by the Children’s Special Allowances Act which provides that this allowance be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.
7. Expected results: Monthly payments issued on schedule.
 
(thousands of dollars)
 
8. Forecast Spending
2008-2009
9. Planned Spending
2009-2010
10. Planned Spending
2010-2011
11. Planned Spending
2011-2012
12. Total Grants
219,000
 
 
 
12. Total Contributions
 
 
 
 
12. Total Other Types of Transfer Payments **
 
221,000
226,000
231,000
13. Total Transfer Payments
219,000
221,000
226,000
231,000
14. Planned Evaluations: N/A

* Responsibility for Children’s Special Allowance Payment was transferred effective August 28, 1995 from Human Resources Development Canada (P.C. Order 1995-342)

** Going forward, the Children’s Special Allowance Payments are to be reported as “Other Transfer Payment”: Other Transfer Payment is a transfer payment based on legislation or an arrangement that normally includes a formula or schedule as one element used to determine the expenditure amount. However, once a payment is made, the recipient may redistribute the funds among several categories of expenditure in the arrangement.


Table 2.2: Payments to Provinces under the Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Act, 2006

1. Strategic Outcome: Taxpayers meet their obligations and Canada's revenue base is protected.
2. Program Activity: Taxpayer and Business Assistance
3. Name of Transfer Payment Program: Payments to Provinces under the Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Act, 2006 (Statutory)
4. Start Date: October 12, 2006
 
5. End Date: October 12, 2013 with an option for an additional 2 years
6. Description: The export charge, to be levied by Canada on exports of softwood lumber products to the United States, will be collected and administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) with support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) on behalf of the provinces. Under the Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Act, 2006 (Act), the CRA is responsible for making disbursements to the provinces of a portion of the charge collected over the course of the application of the Softwood Lumber Agreement, 2006 (Agreement). These payments will be reduced by several factors: refunds paid to the industry, costs for the administration and implementation of the Agreement and the Act as well as the costs incurred for certain litigation resulting from the Agreement or Act. The Act applies to the following regions: BC Interior, BC Coastal, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. Exports from the remaining provinces and territories are excluded.
7. Expected results: Payments will continue on a quarterly basis until the termination of the Agreement, unless lumber market prices increase to the point where no export charge is applicable for that period.
 
(thousands of dollars)
 
8. Forecast Spending
2008-2009
9. Planned Spending
2009-2010
10. Planned Spending
2010-2011
11. Planned Spending
2011-2012
12. Total Grants
 
 
 
 
12. Total Contributions
 
 
 
 
12. Total Other Types of Transfer Payments *
419,000
429,000
TBD
TBD
13. Total Transfer Payments
419,000
429,000
TBD
TBD
14. Planned Evaluations: N/A

* Other Transfer Payment is a transfer payment based on legislation or an arrangement that normally includes a formula or schedule as one element used to determine the expenditure amount. However, once a payment is made, the recipient may redistribute the funds among several categories of expenditure in the arrangement.

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Canada School of Public Service

Table 1: Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)


As per section 6.6.1 of the 2008 Policy on Transfer Payments, a summary of the Canada School of Public Service’s three-year plan for Transfer Payment Programs can be found at: http://www.csps-efpc.gc.ca/aut/cdo/axe-eng.asp. The Canada School of Public Service has no transfer payments in excess of $5 million annually.

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Canadian Heritage

Table 1: Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)

In accordance with the revised Policy on Transfer Payments, the Department of Canadian Heritage will publish a Three-Year Program Plan identifying new programs being developed and existing programs being continued, adjusted or terminated on the basis of evaluations of relevancy and effectiveness. A summary of the Plan will be available using this link after June 30, 2009: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pc-ch/publctn/3yr-pln/index-eng.cfm

Program Activity 1: Arts
Arts Presentation Canada Program
Cultural Spaces Canada Program
National Arts Training Contribution Program
Canadian Arts and Heritage Sustainability Program

Program Activity 2: Cultural Industries
Canadian Television Fund
Canada Music Fund
Book Publishing Industry Development Program
Canada Magazine Fund
Publications Assistance Program
Canadian Culture Online Program
Canada New Media Fund
TV5 Contributions

Program Activity 3: Heritage
Museums Assistance Program

Program Activity 4: Promotion of and Attachment to Canada
Celebration and Commemoration Program
Exchanges Canada Program
Katimavik Program

Program Activity 5: Engagement and Inclusion
Multiculturalism Program
Building Communities through Arts and Heritage Program
Aboriginal Peoples’ Program
Community Historical Recognition Program

Program Activity 6: Official Languages
Development of Official Languages Communities Program
Enhancement of Official Languages Program 

Program Activity 7: Sport
Hosting Program
Sport Support Program
Athlete Assistance Program

Strategic Outcome: Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad

Program Activity: Arts

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Arts Presentation Canada Program

Start date: 2001-2002

End date: 2009-2010

Description: The objective of the Arts Presentation Canada program is to give Canadians direct access to a wide range of professional artistic experiences. The program supports presenters in the performing arts, arts festivals, and presenter support organizations. The activities supported by the program encourage a variety of programming; help to organize audience development and outreach activities; develop initiatives that bring professional artists into contact with residents of their community; and support networking and professional development for presenters. The program also supports the emergence of presenters and presenter networks for under-served communities or artistic practices.

Expected results:

  1. A variety of professional artistic presentations are available to Canadians.
    Performance indicators:
    • Percentage of professional artistic presentations offered by discipline.
    • Percentage of professional artistic presentations that reach out to underserved communities.

Output:

  1. Grants and contributions approved.
    Performance indicator: Number of grants and contributions approved and total amount of funds awarded.

  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants $10,500,000 $10,500,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000
Total contributions $17,262,112 $17,862,112 $11,505,484 $11,505,484
Total Transfer payments $27,762,112 $28,362,112 $15,005,484 $15,005,484

Planned evaluations: A summative evaluation is planned for 2011–2012.

Strategic Outcome:  Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad

Program Activity: Arts

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Cultural Spaces Canada Program

Start date: 2001-2002

End date: 2009-2010

Description: Cultural Spaces Canada seeks to improve physical conditions for artistic creativity and innovation, as well as increase Canadians’ access to performing arts, visual arts, media arts, and to museum collections and heritage displays. It provides financial assistance for renovation and construction projects of arts and heritage facilities. Cultural Spaces Canada also provides support to acquire specialized equipment and prepare feasibility studies for cultural infrastructure projects. Funding is provided for non-profit arts and heritage organizations operating professionally. Provincial/territorial governments, municipal or regional governments and their agencies, as well as Aboriginal, Inuit and Métis equivalent agencies are also eligible recipients.

Expected results:

  1. New and improved arts and heritage facilities are available to Canadians.
    Performance indicator: Number of new and improved arts and heritage facilities.

Output:

  1. Grants and contributions approved.
    Performance indicator: Number of grants and contributions approved and the total amount of funds awarded.

  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants $3,000,000 $4,750,000 $1,750,000 $1,750,000
Total contributions $26,342,801  $27,082,801 $1,750,000 $1,750,000
Total Transfer payments $29,342,801  $31,832,801 $3,500,000 $3,500,000

Planned evaluations: A summative evaluation is planned for 2011–2012

Strategic Outcome: Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad

Program Activity: Arts

Name of Transfer Payment Program: National Arts Training Contribution Program

Start date: 1997-1998

End date: 2012-2013

Description: The National Arts Training Contribution Program aims to contribute to the development of Canadian creators and future cultural leaders of the Canadian arts sector through the provision of stabilizing support to organizations that offer Canadians access to the highest quality training in preparation for national and international artistic careers; and through the provision of targeted funds to smaller, yet nationally significant institutions that may need to consolidate one aspect of their operations, such as administrative and/or governance capacity. The Program supports independent professional Canadian not-for-profit institutions or organizations that specialize in training Canadians seeking a professional career in the arts in Canada and abroad.

Expected results:

  1. Nationally significant arts training of the highest quality is delivered by Canadian institutions.
    Performance indicators:
    • Quality of training offered by funded institutions.
    • Level of industry satisfaction with graduates’ professional training.

Output:

  1. Contributions approved under the National Arts Training Contribution Program
    Performance indicator: Number of contributions approved and total amount of funds awarded.

  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions $16,703,920 $16,703,920 $10,708,920 $10,708,920
Total Transfer payments $16,703,920 $16,703,920 $10,708,920 $10,708,920

Planned evaluations: A summative evaluation is planned for 2011–2012

Strategic Outcome: Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad

Program Activity: Arts

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canadian Arts and Heritage Sustainability Program

Start date: 2001-2002

End date: 2009-2010

Description: The Canadian Arts and Heritage Sustainability Program (CAHSP) aims to strengthen organizational effectiveness, build operational and financial capacity within the arts and heritage sectors, and ensure that those organizations operate in communities that value their existence, see them as a key asset, and support them. The Program has four active components: Capacity Building; Endowment Incentives; Cultural Capitals of Canada and Networking Initiatives. Two components, Stabilization Projects and Limited Support to Endangered Arts Organizations, are inactive.  CAHSP provides grants and contributions to Canadian not-for-profit professional arts and heritage organizations, and Canadian communities, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit equivalent governments.

Expected results:

  1. Well-managed arts and heritage organizations are supported in Canadian communities as demonstrated through financial and other partners.
    Performance indicators:
    • Well-managed as indicated by the number of arts and heritage organizations that implement improved management practices contributing to sustainability (Capacity Building Component).
    • Supported as demonstrated by the number of partners involved in the proposed projects to be carried out by municipalities seeking the Cultural Capitals of Canada designation.
    • Well-managed and supported as demonstrated by the amount requested by arts organizations applying to and eligible for Endowment Incentives component.

Output:

  1. Grants and contributions approved under CAHSP.
    Performance indicator: Number of grants and contributions approved and total amount of funds awarded.

  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants $2,000,000  $2,000,000 $0 $0
Total contributions $5,134,043  $3,365,479 $0 $0
Total Transfer payments $7,134,043  $5,365,479 $0 $0

Planned evaluations: A summative evaluation is planned for 2012–2013.

Strategic Outcome: Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad

Program Activity: Cultural Industries

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canadian Television Fund

Start date: 1996-1997

End date: 2010-2011

Description: The Canadian Television Fund provides policies and one program that encourage the creation and production of Canadian television programs. The Canadian Television Fund contributes to enhance the creation and broadcast of high-quality Canadian television programs. It is a public-private partnership funded by the Government of Canada, cable companies and direct-to-home satellite service providers. Support is provided to independent television producers to make programs licensed by Canadian broadcasters in English, French and Aboriginal languages in the genres of drama, documentaries, children’s and youth and variety and performing arts. Support is provided in the form of a license fee top-up and equity investment.

Expected results:

  1. Canadian producers create Canadian television programming in both official languages and Aboriginal languages and by genre.
    Performance indicator: Number of hours of CTF-funded Canadian programming produced annually, by genre and language.
               
  2. Increased audience viewership of CTF-funded Canadian programming.
    Performance indicator: Audience share of CTF-funded productions as percentage of viewing to all Canadian programming by genre and languages.

Output:

  1. A contribution agreement is signed on an annual basis with the single-recipient of the public funds, the CTF corporation (CFTC) which reports the results on an annual basis through an annual report.
    Performance indicator: A contribution agreement is signed between PCH and the CTFC and the funds flow to the CFTC as per the terms of the contribution agreement.

  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions $119,950,000  $20,400,000 $20,400,000 $20,400,000
Total Transfer payments $119,950,000  $20,400,000 $20,400,000 $20,400,000

Planned evaluations: A summative evaluation is planned for 2010–2011.

Strategic Outcome: Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad

Program Activity: Cultural Industries

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada Music Fund

Start date: 2001-2002

End date: 2009-2010

Description: The Canada Music Fund supports diversity, capacity and excellence in the sound recording industry at every level, from creators to audience. The Canada Music Fund consists of seven components: 1) Canadian Music Memories; 2) Collective Initiatives; 3) Creator’s Assistance; 4) Music Entrepreneur; 5) New Musical Works; 6) Support to Sector Associations; and 7) Canadian Musical Diversity. These components are designed to: enhance Canadians’ access to a diverse range of Canadian music choices through existing and emerging media, increase the opportunities available for Canadian music artists and entrepreneurs to make a significant contribution to Canadian cultural expression, and ensure that Canadian music artists and entrepreneurs have the means to succeed in a global and digital environment.

Expected results:

  1. A range of Canadian music content is created and produced by Canada Music Fund recipients.
    Performance indicator: Number of Canadian music works produced that were supported by the Canada Music Fund (by genre, language, province, etc.).
  2. The portion of the Canadian-owned music industry supported by the Canada Music Fund is sustainable.
    Performance indicator: Gross revenues of Program recipients.
  3.  Canadian music content supported by the Canada Music Fund is accessible in Canada and abroad.
    Performance indicator: Domestic and international sales of Canada Music Fund recipients.

Ultimate outcome: Enhance Canadians’ access to a diverse range of Canadian musical choices.

Output:

  1. Contribution Agreements under the Canada Music Fund are signed.
    Performance indicator: Number of contribution agreements signed and the total funding amounts approved to clients.

  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions $22,614,982  $23,364,082 $18,416,758 $18,416,758
Total Transfer payments $22,614,982 $23,364,082 $18,416,758 $18,416,758

Planned evaluations: A summative evaluation is planned for 2012–2013.

Strategic Outcome: Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad

Program Activity: Cultural Industries

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Book Publishing Industry Development Program

Start date: 1980-1981

End date: 2010-2011

Description: The Book Publishing Industry Development Program (BPIDP) has four components: 1) Aid to Publishers; 2) Supply Chain Initiative; 3) Collective Initiatives; and 4) International Marketing Assistance. The BPIDP supports the activities of Canadian book publishers and other sectors of the book industry to improve the capacity of the Canadian-owned book industry to publish and market Canadian-authored books. This support is aimed at achieving BPIDP’s objective of ensuring access to a diverse range of Canadian-authored books in Canada and abroad.

This support is delivered through formula funding for Canadian-owned book publishers, as well as funding for collective projects that improve the capacity of the industry to publish and market Canadian-authored books.

Expected results:

  1. Canadian-authored books are produced by BPIDP recipients.
    Performance indicator: Number of Canadian-authored books published by BPIDP recipients (by genre, language, province, etc.).
  2. The portion of Canadian-owned book publishing industry supported by PCH is sustainable.
    Performance indicator: Aggregate profit margin of BPIDP recipient publishers.
  3. Canadian-authored books supported by BPIDP are accessible in Canada and abroad.
    Performance indicator: Domestic and international sales of BPIDP recipient publishers.

Ultimate outcome:  Increased access to a diverse range of Canadian-authored books in Canada and abroad.


Output :

  1. Contribution Agreements under BPIDP are signed.
    Performance indicator: Number of Contribution Agreements signed and total funds awarded.

  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions $37,637,660  $37,637,660 $31,344,798 $31,594,798
Total Transfer payments $37,637,660  $37,637,660 $31,344,798 $31,594,798

Planned evaluations: A summative evaluation is planned for 2012–2013.

Strategic Outcome: Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad

Program Activity: Cultural Industries

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada Magazine Fund

Start date: 1999-2000

End date: 2010-2011

Description: The Canada Magazine Fund (CMF) has four components: 1) Support for Arts and Literary Magazines; 2) Support for Business Development for Magazine Publishers; 3) Support for Industry Development; and 4) Support for Editorial Content. CMF provides support to Canadian magazine publishers and not-for-profit organizations in the publishing sector to: foster the creation of Canadian editorial content in Canadian magazines; increase Canadians' access to Canadian magazines; enhance the range and diversity of Canadian magazines; and strengthen the infrastructure of the Canadian magazine industry. The support is provided through formula funding for magazines, including arts and literary magazines, to support and enhance their editorial content, and through project support for business development for small magazine publishers and for projects that develop the periodical industry as a whole.

Expected results:

  1. A range of Canadian magazine content is created and produced.
    Performance indicator: Number and type of magazines publishing Canadian content with support from the CMF.
  2. Canadian magazine publishing industry is sustainable.
    Performance indicator: Profit margin of Program recipients.

Outputs:

  1. Contribution Agreements signed under the Canada Magazine Fund
    Performance indicator: Number of contribution agreements signed, and amount of funding approved.

  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions $15,381,182 $14,881,182 $15,067,998 $15,067,998
Total Transfer payments $15,381,182 $14,881,182 $15,067,998 $15,067,998

Planned evaluations: A summative evaluation is planned for 2010–2011.

Strategic Outcome: Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad

Program Activity: Cultural Industries

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Publications Assistance Program

Start date: 1996-1997

End date: 2009-2010

Description: The Publications Assistance Program decreases the costs of mailing eligible Canadian periodicals to Canadian readers, ensuring they have access to a wide diversity of Canadian periodicals. Assistance is provided to more than 800 publishers of almost 1,200 different Canadian periodicals, supporting the delivery of 210 million eligible copies of periodicals including: general interest magazines, non-daily community newspapers; and ethno-cultural, farm, and official language minority periodicals. The Program is delivered in partnership with the Canada Post Corporation. Canadian Heritage receives and assesses applications for financial support, while Canada Post tracks mailings by eligible recipients.

Expected results:

  1. Canadian periodicals are accessible across Canada.
    Performance indicator: Number of copies of periodicals (funded under the PAP) mailed out per year to Canadians (circulation).

Output:

  1. Subsidies processed.
    Performance indicator: Number of subsidies processed (attestations, reapplications, applications) and amounts of funding approved.

  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants $45,400,000  $45,400,000 $45,400,000 $45,400,000
Total Transfer payments $45,400,000  $45,400,000 $45,400,000 $45,400,000

Planned evaluations: A summative evaluation is planned for 2009–2010.

Strategic Outcome: Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad

Program Activity: Cultural Industries

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canadian Culture Online Program

Start date: 2001-2002

End date: 2009-2010

Description: The objectives of the Canadian Culture Online program, which includes the Partnerships Fund and the Gateway Fund, are to provide Canadians access to and encourage their participation in interactive digital resources that reflect Canada’s diverse heritage, cultures and languages.

Expected results:

  1. Canadian digital cultural content is created.
    Performance indicator: Number of Web sites funded through Canadian Culture Online that present Canadian cultural content.
  2. Canadian digital cultural content is accessible.
    Performance indicator: Number of visits to Web sites funded through Canadian Culture Online.

Output:

  1. Contribution agreements and memoranda of understanding signed under Canadian Culture Online.
    Performance indicator: Number of contribution agreements and memoranda of   understanding signed under Canadian Culture Online as well as funding amounts awarded.

  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions $14,068,643 $5,567,143 $0 $0
Total Transfer payments $14,068,643 $5,567,143 $0 $0

Planned evaluations: A summative evaluation is planned for 2011–2012.

Strategic Outcome: Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad

Program Activity: Cultural Industries

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada New Media Fund

Start date: 2000-2001

End date: 2009-2010

Description: The Canada New Media Fund, administered by Telefilm Canada, supports the development, production, marketing and distribution of Canadian cultural interactive products, in both official languages. It also assists the Canadian interactive media industry to become more competitive in domestic and international markets.

Expected results:

  1. Canadian interactive media sector is sustainable.
    Performance indicator: Trends in annual gross revenues and employment in the interactive media sector.

Output:

  1. Agreements signed under Canada New Media Fund.
    Performance indicator: Number of agreements signed under Canada New Media Fund and funding amounts awarded.

  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions $14,196,077 $14,196,077 $6,625,000 $6,625,000
Total Transfer payments $14,196,077 $14,196,077 $6,625,000 $6,625,000

Planned evaluations: A summative evaluation is planned for 2011–2012.

Strategic Outcome: Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad

Program Activity: Cultural Industries

Name of Transfer Payment Program: TV5 Contributions

Start date: 1990–1991

End date: 2012–2013

Description: The international French-language TV channel TV5 is a partnership made up of France, Belgium’s Francophone community, Switzerland, Canada and Quebec. The department of Canadian Heritage provides annual funding to the channel (single-recipient program) through a contribution agreement to TV5 Québec Canada and a grant to TV5 MONDE. Funding from Canadian Heritage and the province of Quebec enables Canadian productions to be presented in Canada and abroad, and provides Canadians with an additional French-language channel that allows them to become familiar with the many diverse cultures that make up the international Francophonie. TV5 enriches Francophone programming across the country and provides outlets for Francophone productions from every region of Canada. Canada's contribution to TV5 makes it possible to offer all Canadians a window on the Francophonie.

Expected results:

  1. Canadian content is part of TV5 Monde’s international programming.
    Performance indicator: Percent of Canadian content broadcast on TV5 Monde.
  2. Canadians have access to the wealth and diversity of the international Francophonie through TV5 Québec Canada (TV5 QC).
    Performance indicators:
    • TV5 market share in Quebec.
    • Number of households with access to TV5 QC.

  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants $4,440,000 $4,940,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000
Total contributions $2,470,000  $2,470,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000
Total Transfer payments $6,910,000  $7,410,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000

Planned evaluations: A summative evaluation is planned for 2011–2012.

Strategic Outcome: Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad

Program Activity: Heritage

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Museums Assistance Program

Start date: 1972-1973

End date: 2009–2010

Description: The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) supports museums in their effort to reach audiences and care for their collections by providing grants and contributions to Canadian museums and related organizations for projects to develop and circulate travelling exhibitions across different regions of Canada, to preserve and protect Aboriginal heritage, and to enhance professional knowledge, skills and practices in the management of key museological functions. MAP also provides funding for projects submitted under the Canada-France Agreement on Museum Cooperation and Exchanges, and it provides support to the Canadian Museums Association for activities that help to sustain professional standards across Canada’s museum community.

In addition, MAP includes the Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage and the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations components, in support of the Youth Employment Strategy, a horizontal initiative coordinated by Human Resources and Social Development Canada. The objective for the heritage components is to enable heritage institutions to benefit from the assistance of young, qualified workers by providing summer employment and career internship opportunities to help students develop and upgrade their skills in heritage institutions and to encourage them to pursue advanced studies in this field.

Expected results:

  1. Heritage institutions and heritage workers undertake projects to improve key museological knowledge, skills and practices.
    Performance indicator: Number and value of projects funded to improve key museological knowledge, skills and practices and of youth employment opportunities created through YCW.
  2. Aboriginal cultural heritage is preserved and presented.
    Performance indicator: Improvement in preservation and presentation of Aboriginal heritage reported by program recipients.
  3. Heritage institutions create opportunities for Canadians to access their heritage.
    Performance indicator: Number of travelling exhibitions projects and venues.

Output:

  1. Grants and contributions agreements signed under MAP and YCW
    Performance indicator: Number of applications assessed and number approved.

  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000
Total contributions $11,945,845 $11,945,845 $12,076,284 $12,076,284
Total Transfer payments $14,445,845  $14,445,845 $14,576,284 $14,576,284

Planned evaluations: A summative evaluation is planned for 2009–2010.

Strategic Outcome: Canadians have a sense of their Canadian identity

Program Activity: Promotion of and Attachment to Canada

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Celebration and Commemoration Program

Start date: 2003­–2004

End date: 2011–2012

Description: The Celebration and Commemoration Program aims to support or create opportunities for Canadians to celebrate/commemorate their history, diversity and achievements through a two-fold approach that includes the Celebrate Canada 11-day period culminating on July 1st with Canada Day celebrations, and a five-year plan which is a theme-based dynamic approach to celebrating and commemorating significant people, places, symbols, anniversaries and events. These activities are delivered in collaboration with other federal departments, agencies, regions, partners and stakeholders. The Program provides opportunities to bring Canadians together in their communities to discover and appreciate the richness and diversity of Canadian society and to show their sense of belonging to Canada and pride in being Canadian.

Expected results:

  1. Canadians participate in community celebrations and commemorations; and celebrations of national significance.
    Performance indicator: Number of participants at local and national activities.
  2. Increased sense of pride and belonging to Canada.
    Performance indicator: Perceived sense of pride and belonging to Canada by Canadians.
  3. Coordinated federal approach to celebrations and commemorations.
    Performance indicator: Number and scope of interdepartmental initiatives; number of     meetings of the Interdepartmental Commemorations Committee.

Outputs:

  1. Grants and contribution agreements signed under the Celebration and Commemoration Program.
    Performance indicator: Number and type of agreements and distribution across Canada.
  2. Promotional materials supporting the Celebration and Commemoration Program.
    Performance indicator: Number and type of promotional materials distributed.

  3. Five-year Commemoration plan.
    Performance indicator: Updates to the Five-year Commemoration Plan.

  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants $6,234,000 $9,784,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000
Total contributions $35,636,423 $34,555,687 $1,777,018 $1,777,018
Total Transfer payments $41,870,423 $44,339,687 $7,277,018 $7,277,018

Planned evaluations: A summative evaluation is planned for 2011–2012.

Strategic Outcome: Canadians have a sense of their Canadian identity

Program Activity:  Promotion of and Attachment to Canada

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Exchanges Canada Program

Start date: 2000–2001

End date: 2009–2010

Description: The Exchanges Canada Program supports youth participation initiatives that allow young Canadians across the country to learn about Canada, create linkages with each other and better appreciate the diversity and common aspects of the Canadian reality. The Program has two main components: Youth Exchanges Canada and Youth Forums Canada. The Program works with non-profit delivery organizations to enable young Canadians to: access a range of exchange and national/international forum activities; experience Canada's cultural, geographical and linguistic diversity; build their knowledge of Canada; and develop their Canadian identity and sense of belonging to Canada.

Expected results:

  1. Young participants enhance their knowledge and understanding of Canada.
    Performance indicator: Percent of participants who report enhanced knowledge and understanding of Canada.
  2. Young participants connect and create linkages with one another.
    Performance indicator: Percent of participants who report increased connections with other young Canadians as a result of the exchange.
  3. Young participants enhance their appreciation of the diversity and shared aspects of the Canadian experience.
    Performance indicator: Percent of participants who report enhanced appreciation for diversity and commonalities.

Outputs:

  1. Contribution agreements and grants in support of youth exchanges.
    Performance indicator: Number and demographic representativeness of youth participating in exchanges.
  2. Information available to Canadians about youth exchanges.
    Performance indicator: Number of information products developed and targeted promotional activities undertaken; number of information requests served; Number of Web site visitors.
  3. Strategic alliances with governmental, non-governmental and private sector organizations.
    Performance indicator: Range of partners and amount of funding for youth exchanges stemming from strategic partnerships.

  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions $17,686,359 $17,686,359 $17,686,359 $17,686,359
Total Transfer payments $17,686,359 $17,686,359 $17,686,359 $17,686,359

Planned evaluations: A summative evaluation is planned for 2009–2010.

Strategic Outcome: Canadians have a sense of their Canadian Identity

Program Activity: Promotion of and Attachment to Canada

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Katimavik Program

Start date: 1997–1998

End date: 2009–2010

Description: Through the Katimavik Program, young Canadians are provided with opportunities to create ties with communities and with other Canadians, and to improve their employability. The objectives of the Katimavik program are to contribute substantially to the personal, social and professional development of the participants; to promote community service; and to offer a diverse experience, fostering a better understanding of the Canadian reality and linguistic duality. Through a nine-month program comprised of community service, training and group interaction, participants aged 17 to 21 have the opportunity to acquire personal and professional skills by involving them in community projects in one French-speaking and two English-speaking regions of Canada.

Expected results:

  1. Young participants enhance their knowledge and understanding of Canada and its diversity.
    Performance indicator: Number of participants indicating that they know and understand Canada better (and in what way) since participating in the Program.
  2. Participants develop their personal, social and professional skills.
    Performance indicator: Number of participants indicating that they have developed their personal, social and professional skills during their participation in the Program in accordance with each of the skills covered by the Program).
  3. Host-community partner organizations improve their ability to serve their community.
    Performance indicator: Number of community partners that have seen their capacity improve and in what way.

Output:

  1. Contribution agreement signed under the Katimavik Program.
    Performance indicator: Number and demographic representativeness of youth and number of communities benefiting from the Katimavik experience.

  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions $19,776,000 $19,776,000 $19,776,000 $19,776,000
Total Transfer payments $19,776,000 $19,776,000 $19,776,000 $19,776,000

Planned evaluations: An evaluability assessment is planned for 2009–2010 and a summative evaluation is planned for 2010–2011.

Strategic Outcome: Canadians have a sense of their Canadian identity

Program Activity: Engagement and Inclusion

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Multiculturalism Program

Start date: 1982–1983

End date: 2009–2010

Description: The Multiculturalism Program is one important means by which the Government of Canada pursues the three goals of the Multiculturalism Policy: identity, social justice, and civic participation. Funding provided under the Program's terms and conditions supports these goals to achieve the following objectives:

  • Ethno-cultural/racial minorities participate in public decision-making (civic participation);
          
  • Communities and the broad public engage in informed dialogue and sustained action to combat racism (anti-racism, anti-hate, cross cultural understanding);
  • Public institutions eliminate systemic barriers (institutional change).

The funding priorities are:

  • Economic, social and cultural integration;
  • Mentorship, volunteerism, leadership and civic education;
  • Inter-cultural understanding and Canadian values.
NOTE: Following the recent transfer of the portions in the Multiculturalism and Human Rights Branch of the Department of Canadian Heritage that relate to multiculturalism to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), this transfer payment program will be reported in CIC’s reports  when the transition period is finalized.

Expected results:

  1. Outcomes (1 to 3 years):
    Decision-makers in public institutions identified by the Program:
    • Recognize barriers to access and participation;
    • Commit to changes to policies and practices;
    • Initiate changes to policies and practices.
  2. Individuals and groups identified by the Program gain:
    • Awareness of racism and discrimination;
    • Knowledge of how to counter intolerant, racist or hate motivated-behaviours;
    • Strategies to foster more inclusive behaviours.
  3. Participating public institutions, targeted communities and ethno-cultural/racial community group members collaborate on initiatives to combat racism and promote diversity.
  4. Ethno-cultural/racial communities identified by the Program:
    • Gain awareness, knowledge and skills for civic engagement;
    • Identify and take action toward resolving issues affecting their communities;
    • Participate in the wider civil society with improved inter-cultural understanding.

  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants $7,315,204 $7,315,204 $7,481,650 $7,481,650
Total contributions $9,487,997  $9,394,780 $8,880,780 $8,880,780
Total Transfer payments $16,803,201  $16,709,984 $16,362,430 $16,362,430

Planned evaluations: An evaluation is planned for 2009–2010.

Strategic Outcome: Canadians have a sense of their Canadian identity

Program Activity: Engagement and Inclusion

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Building Communities through Arts and Heritage Program

Start date: September 1, 2007

End date: March 31, 2012

Description: The program’s objective is to build stronger citizen engagement in communities through the performing and visual arts and in the expression, celebration and preservation of local heritage. The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program has two components: 1) Local Arts and Heritage Festivals; and 2) Community Historical Anniversaries Programming. The Program provides support for both local arts and heritage festivals that feature the presentation of local artists or local heritage, and major historical anniversaries of local importance.

Expected results:

  1. Canadians are engaged in the expression, celebration and preservation of local arts and heritage at the community level.
    Performance indicator: Level of engagement of artists, volunteers, local organizations and attendees in arts and heritage events and festival (at the community level).

Output:

  1. Program and policy implementation.
    Performance indicator: Variations between program and policy design and actual implementation achievement of policy and operational goals.
  2. Grants and contribution agreements signed under the Building Communities through Arts and Heritage Program.
    Performance indicator: Number and geographic distribution of grant and contribution agreements.
  3. Regional coordination and consultation.
    Performance indicator: Coordination and consultation mechanisms established and operating issues identified and resolved.

  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants $5,400,000 $12,405,000 $12,405,000 $12,405,000
Total contributions $1,600,000 $1,350,000 $1,350,000 $1,350,000
Total Transfer payments $7,000,000 $13,755,000 $13,755,000 $13,755,000

Planned evaluations: A summative evaluation is planned for 2010–2011.

Strategic Outcome: Canadians have a sense of their Canadian identity

Program Activity: Engagement and Inclusion

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Aboriginal Peoples’ Program

Start date: 1971–1972

End date: 2009–2010

Description: The Aboriginal Peoples’ Program is organized around two broad themes: 1) the Aboriginal Communities Component supports the efforts of Aboriginal communities to develop innovative and culturally appropriate solutions to the social, cultural, economic and other obstacles that impede community and personal prospects, by funding the network of Aboriginal Friendship centres across Canada, urban Aboriginal youth projects including Young Canada Works for Aboriginal Urban Youth, and projects undertaken by Aboriginal women's organizations; and 2) the Aboriginal Living Cultures Component supports the preservation and promotion of Aboriginal languages and cultures through community-based projects, and funds the production and distribution of Aboriginal radio and television programming by northern Aboriginal communications societies.

Expected results:

  1. Aboriginal languages are preserved and promoted.
    Performance indicator: Trends in language use.
  2. Aboriginal people participate and are engaged in their communities through funded initiatives.
    Performance indicator: Number and geographic distribution of Aboriginal people participating and engaged in community activities supported by PCH programs.
  3. Aboriginal youth are empowered with leadership skills and a sense of community.
    Performance indicator: Trends in Aboriginal youth leadership in urban Aboriginal communities.

Output:

  1. Grants and contribution agreements signed under the Aboriginal Peoples’ Program.
    Performance indicator: Number and type of agreements.

  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants $1,340,000 $1,340,000 $1,340,000 $1,340,000
Total contributions $56,602,911 $56,522,911 $55,041,407 $55,015,177
Total Transfer payments $57,942,911 $57,862,911 $56,381,407 $56,355,177

Planned evaluations: A summative evaluation is planned for 2009–2010.

Strategic Outcome: Canadians have a sense of their Canadian identity

Program Activity:  Engagement and Inclusion

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Community Historical Recognition Program

Start date: 2006–2007

End date: 2011–2012

Description: In 2006–2007, the Community Historical Recognition Program replaced the Acknowledgement, Commemoration and Education Program. It provides funding for eligible community-based projects that (i) commemorate and/or recognize the historical experiences of communities affected by federally legislated wartime measures and/or immigration restrictions or prohibitions that were applied in Canada, and (ii) promote their respective contributions. It aims to provide recognition for, and educate Canadians about, the historical experiences of these communities, and highlight their contributions to Canada.

NOTE: Following the recent transfer of the portions in the Multiculturalism and Human Rights Branch of the Department of Canadian Heritage that relate to multiculturalism to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), this transfer payment program will be reported in CIC’s reports  when the transition period is finalized.

Expected results:

Outcomes (1 to 3 years):

  1. Historical experiences of affected communities are recognized.
  2. Information on the historical experiences of affected communities is available.

  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants $11,853,392 $1,127,672 $300,000 $200,000
Total contributions $0 $9,932,614 $1,700,000 $800,000
Total Transfer payments $11,853,392 $11,060,286 $2,000,000 $1,000,000

Planned evaluations: A summative evaluation is planned for 2011–2012.

Strategic Outcome: Canadians have a sense of their Canadian identity

Program Activity: Official Languages

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Development of Official Languages Communities Program

Start date: 2003–2004

End date: 2013–2014 (pending approval)

Description: The Development of Official-Languages Communities Program has two components: Community Life and Minority Language Education. The Program fosters the vitality of Canada’s English- and French-speaking minority communities and enables them to participate fully in all aspects of Canadian life. Through partnerships and agreements with community organizations, provinces, territories, municipalities and federal departments and agencies, the Program aims to enhance the capacity of minority official language communities to have greater access to quality education and different programs and services in their language in their communities.

Expected results:

  1. Maintain and increase the school enrolment of eligible students in the minority system.    
    Performance indicator: Rate of enrolment of eligible students in the minority system.

  2. Members of official-language minority communities (OLMCs) have greater access to quality education in their language, in their community.
    Performance indicators:
    • Students receiving their education in the minority system as compared with those in the majority system in the following respects:
      • Results to provincial and territorial tests.
      • Percentage graduating from high school.
      • Percentage pursuing postsecondary education.
      • Proportion of OLMC members who believe that their education system is of comparable quality to that of the majority or that progress has been made toward these objectives and comparison with data from previous years.
  3. Members of OLMCs have greater access to programs and services offered in their language by federal institutions, provincial/territorial governments, municipalities and community organizations.
    Performance indicators:
    • Proportion of OLMC members who believe that the services they are offered are sufficient or that progress has been made in key areas such as health, culture, community development, and comparison with data from previous years.
    • Programs and services provided in a number of areas.
  4. Members of OLMCs have a greater ability to live in their own language, to participate in Canadian society and to ensure their long-term development.           
    Performance indicators:
    • Population data.
    • Rate of language transfer.
    • Degree of community social development.
    • Perception of OLMC members’ satisfaction with access to programs and services provided by community agencies and the various orders of government; confidence of the OLMCs in their communities’ future.
    • Capacity to involve multiple partners.
  5. The multiple partners work together more closely on OLMC development and better target their efforts.       
    Performance indicators:
    • Perception of partners and OLMCs regarding the increased degree of cooperation among partners.
    • Measures taken by federal institutions to integrate their section 41 responsibilities and OLMC concerns.

Output:

  1. Agreements (e.g. cooperation agreements, intergovernmental, etc.).
    Performance indicator: Number of agreements with communities and with provinces and territories.
  2. Grants, contributions, funding transfers.
    Performance indicator: Number of grants and contributions agreements with communities and provinces and territories.
  3. Federal institutions’ support and coordination mechanisms, action plan summaries and section 41 record of achievement summaries from federal institutions.
    Performance indicator: Action plans submitted by federal institutions; number of sectoral thematic and general meetings of coordinators or program/policy analysts from federal institutions.

  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants $34,240,021 $36,823,293 $37,323,293 $37,323,293
Total contributions $203,508,637 $204,372,464 $192,998,788 $192,998,788
Total Transfer payments $237,748,658 $241,195,757 $230,322,081 $230,322,081

Planned evaluations: Based on the approved 2008–2009 to 2012–2013 risk-based, rolling multi-year evaluation plan, no evaluation is scheduled for this transfer payment program during this period. The plan is revised annually based on an assessment of risks and departmental needs and emerging priorities. The content of the current plan is therefore subject to change.

Strategic Outcome: Canadians have a sense of their Canadian identity

Program Activity: Official Languages

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Enhancement of Official Languages Program

Start date: 2003–2004

End date: 2013–2014 (pending approval)

Description: The Enhancement of Official Languages Program has two components: Promotion of Linguistic Duality and Second Language Learning. The Program promotes a better understanding and appreciation of the benefits of linguistic duality. Through partnerships and agreements with the provinces and territories and non-governmental organizations in support of second-language learning and initiatives that foster understanding between Anglophone and Francophone Canadians, the Program encourage the public to recognize and support linguistic duality as a fundamental value of Canadian society.

Expected results:

  1. Greater number of Canadians have a working knowledge of both official languages.      
    Performance indicator: Number of Canadians with a knowledge of both official languages.
  2. Greater number of Canadians have a better understanding and appreciation of the benefits of the official languages; accept the rights of official-language minorities and foster their participation in Canadian society.      
    Performance indicators:
    • Canadians’ perception of the importance of learning their second official language.
    • Student enrolment in second-language programs.
    • Canadians’ attitude to the benefits of both official languages.
  3. Federal institutions are aware of their responsibilities relating to enhancement of official languages and increase their efforts in this regard.
    Performance indicators:
    • Measures taken by federal institutions to integrate their section 41 responsibilities. and the linguistic duality dimension.
    • Degree of increase in efforts.
  4. Many partners contribute more to the enhancement of official languages and better target their efforts.
    Performance indicator: Perception of partners as regards increased degree of cooperation.

Output:

  1. Agreements (e.g. federal-provincial/territorial agreements, CMEC).
    Performance indicator: Number of agreements with communities and provinces and territories.
  2. Grants and contributions.
    Performance indicator: Number of grant and contribution agreements with communities and provinces and territories.
  3. Support and coordination mechanisms and summaries of action plans and section 41 records of achievement.
    Performance indicator: Action plans submitted by federal institutions; number of sectoral thematic and general meetings of coordinators or program/policy analysts from federal institutions


  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants $5,097,638 $5,098,093 $5,600,297 $5,600,297
Total contributions $108,133,289 $106,912,889 $105,923,289 $105,923,289
Total Transfer payments $113,230,927 $112,010,982 $111,523,586 $111,523,586

Planned evaluations: Based on the approved 2008–2009 to 2012–2013 risk-based, rolling multi-year evaluation plan, no evaluation is scheduled for this transfer payment program during this period. The plan is revised annually based on an assessment of risks and departmental needs and emerging priorities. The content of the current plan is therefore subject to change.

Strategic Outcome: Canadians participate and excel in sport

Program Activity:  Sport

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Hosting Program

Start date: 1967

End date: 2010–2011

Description: The Hosting Program is a key instrument in the Government of Canada’s overall approach to sport development in Canada and aims to enhance the development of sport excellence and the international profile of sport organizations by assisting sport organizations to host the Canada Games and international sport events in Canada. These events are expected to produce significant sport, economic, social and cultural benefits. The Program has four components: 1) International Major Multisport Games; 2) International Single Sport Events; 3) International Multisport Games for Aboriginal Peoples and Persons with a Disability; and 4) the Canada Games. The Hosting Program offers Canada-at-large a planned and coordinated approach to realizing direct and significant benefits, from bidding and hosting projects, in the areas of sport development and economic, social, cultural and community impacts, across a broad range of government priorities. The Program is characterized by active liaison with collaborators/stakeholders and by a diligent contribution system.

Expected results:

  1. Hosting sport event in Canada creates sport development opportunities and benefits.
    Performance indicators:
    • Number of competition opportunities for Canadian athletes, coaches and officials.
    • Number of hosting projects that have met their legacy sport commitments.
  2. Hosting sport event has social and economic benefits for Canadians.
                Performance indicator: Reported social and economic benefits.

Output:

  1. Contribution/multiparty agreements.
    Performance indicator: Number and type of events funded.


  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions $64,054,404 $43,992,404 $16,915,000 $19,865,000
Total Transfer payments $64,054,404 $43,992,404 $16,915,000 $19,865,000

Planned evaluations: A summative evaluation of Sport Canada (including Sport Support Program; Hosting Program; Athlete Assistance Program) is planned for 2010–2011.

Strategic Outcome: Canadians participate and excel in sport

Program Activity: Sport

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Sport Support Program

Start date: 1961

End date: 2010–2011

Description: The Sport Support Program is the primary funding vehicle for initiatives associated with the delivery of the Canadian Sport Policy. Sport Support Program funding is aimed at: developing athletes and coaches at the highest international levels; providing sound, technically based sport programming for all athletes; increasing the number of Canadians from all segments of society involved in sport; and advancing Canadian interests and values in Canada and abroad. Funding helps to ensure that the essential components of an ethically based, athlete/participant-centred development system are in place and is provided to eligible organizations for programming that supports the goals of the Canadian Sport Policy.

Expected results:

  1. Canada has a technically and ethically based sport system.
    Performance indicators:
    • Number of sport stakeholders who adopt long-term athlete development-tenets.
    • Ratio of doping infractions.
  2. Canada has a coordinated sport system that reflects Canadian interests and value at home and abroad.
    Performance indicator: Collaboration initiatives with stakeholders domestically and internationally.

Output:

  1. Contribution / bilateral agreements.
    Performance indicator: Number and type of contributions/bilateral agreements.

 
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions $108,686,209 $101,113,183 $116,527,481 $116,527,481
Total Transfer payments $108,686,209 $101,113,183 $116,527,481 $116,527,481

Planned evaluations: A summative evaluation of Sport Canada (including Sport Support Program; Hosting Program; Athlete Assistance Program) is planned for 2010–2011.

Strategic Outcome: Canadians participate and excel in sport

Program Activity: Sport

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Athlete Assistance Program

Start date: 1971

End date: 2010–2011

Description: The Athlete Assistance Program contributes to the pursuit of excellence through its support for improved Canadian athlete performances at major international sporting events, enabling athletes to combine their sport and academic or working careers while training intensively in pursuit of world-class performances. To this end, the Program identifies and supports athletes already at or having the potential to be in the top 16 in the world in their sport.

Expected results:

  1. Canadian athletes achieve international-level performance standards.
    Performance indicator: Number of athletes who are at the international level performance standards.
  2. Canadian athletes remain at international-level performance standards.
    Performance indicators:
    • Number of athletes remaining at international-level performance standards.
    • Average number of years that athletes remain at international level performance standards.

Output:

  1. Direct support for high-performance athletes.
    Performance indicator: Total amount allocated, by card type, to identified athletes; number of athletes supported, by card type.

 
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions

$26,676,000

$26,676,000

$27,000,000

$27,000,000

Total Transfer payments

$26,676,000

$26,676,000

$27,000,000

$27,000,000


Planned evaluations: A summative evaluation of Sport Canada (including Sport Support Program; Hosting Program; Athlete Assistance Program) is planned for 2010–2011.

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Table - Departmental Plan for Transfer Payment Programs (TPPs)


Name of transfer payment program (fiscal year)
(Column 1)
Forecast spending for current fiscal year (millions of dollars)
(Column 2)
Last evaluation Fiscal year of next evaluation
(Column 5)
Comments
(Column 6)
Fiscal year of last evaluation
(Column 3)
Recommendation as a result of last evaluation
(Column 4)
Grants for research projects and personnel support (2000-01) $ 841.5 2005-06 Continuation 2010-11  
Canada Graduate Scholarships (2003-04) $ 36.1 2008-09 Amendment 2012-13  
Networks of Centres of Excellence (2000-01) $ 27.5 2008-09 Continuation 2012-13 A tri-council evaluation being led by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
Institute Support Grants (2000-01) $ 13.0 2005-06 Continuation 2010-11  
Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (2007-08) $ 4.4 N/A N/A 2009-10 A tri-council evaluation being led by NSERC
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (2008-09) $ 2.8 N/A N/A 2013-14 A tri-council evaluation being led by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
Business-Led Networks of Centres of Excellence (2008-09) $ 1.7 N/A N/A 2013-14 A tri-council evaluation being led by NSERC

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)

Strategic Outcomes: 1.0 Advances in Health Knowledge, 2.0 People and Research Capacity, 3.0 Knowledge Translation and Commercialization

Program Activities: 1.1 Open Research, 1.2 Strategic Priority Research, 2.1 Researchers and Trainees, 2.2 Research Resources and Collaboration, 2.3 National and International Partnerships, 2.4 Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (ELSI), 3.1 Knowledge Translation of Health Research, 3.2 Commercialization of Health Research

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Grants for research projects and personnel support

Start date: October 2000

End date: N/A

Description:

CIHR provides a wide array of funding programs under this transfer payment program. This includes Research Funding (grants) which are programs that provide support for the direct costs of research projects, or for the training of researchers, or for activities that support the translation of research findings, conducted by either an investigator working alone or by a group of investigators working together. Research Personnel (awards) are programs that provide direct salary and stipend support to individual researchers/scientists and research trainees. Infrastructure Grants is funding that provides an optimum environment for the conduct and support of health research. This includes funding for: conferences and workshops to establish research priorities; researcher networking and collaborative activities; scientific exchanges between Canadian and international researchers; programs that inform researchers and other stakeholders about aspects of health research; and grants to selected organizations engaged in research-related activities such as the Canadian Council on Animal Care and the National Council on Ethics in Human Research. Partnerships use the mechanisms covered in the first three categories, this family of programs is designed specifically for partner participation in the planning, co-funding, and evaluation of programs of research support.

Expected results:

  • Excellent health research conducted responding to best researcher ideas, through effective funding programs. 
  • A supply of highly qualified health researchers and trainees is available to conduct excellent research in areas of strength or need as a result of effective funding programs.
  • High quality research resources are available for excellent health research as a result of effective funding programs.
  • Appropriate resources available that enable adequate research resources for health research.
  • National and international health research agendas are formulated and implemented, and increased relevance and quantity of research is achieved as a result of strong alliances and partnerships.
  • Health research conducted more ethically as a result of effective funding programs.
  • Health research is translated more effectively as a result of funding programs.
  • Health research is commercialized more effectively as a result of funding programs.
  • Appropriate resources available that enable commercialization of health research.

Indicators:

  • Success of CIHR-funded research resources and collaboration programs including results, awareness, satisfaction levels and appropriateness of funding opportunities for research resources.
  • Types of support by area of health research (by theme and Institute).
  • Proportion of excellent applications received by CIHR that are funded.
  • Proportion of overall expenditures from CIHR grants budget.
  • Outputs and impacts of funded research.
  • Proportion of overall expenditures for research targeted to strategic areas pertaining to ethical, legal and social issues in the context of health and health research.
  • Number, scope and diversity of knowledge translation activities supported by CIHR (and its partners where relevant) or resulting from CIHR activities (e.g. synthesis papers, briefs, participation in policy task forces).
  • Number and types of stakeholders as well as types of knowledge translation activities during the research process.
  • Number and dollar value of grants issued for Commercialization research.

(in millions of dollars) Forecast Spending
2008–09
Planned Spending
2009–10
Planned Spending
2010–11
Planned Spending
2011–12
Total grants 853.3 841.5 847.5 841.1
Total contributions   -   -   -   -
Total other types of transfer payments   -   -   -   -
Total Transfer payments 853.3 841.5 847.5 841.1

Planned evaluations:

As part of its five-year Evaluation Plan, CIHR is planning to complete several key evaluations during the 2009-10 fiscal year, including:

  • Evaluation of the Open Operating Grant Program;
  • Evaluation of the Randomized Controlled Trials Program; and
  • Evaluation of the Pandemic Preparedness Research Initiative.

CIHR is also planning to commence several evaluations during the 2009-10 fiscal year, which should be finalized during the 2010-11 fiscal year:

  • Evaluation of the Canada Research Chairs Program (a tri-council program with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)) where SSHRC is the lead on the evaluation;
  • Evaluation of Salary Support Programs;
  • Evaluation of Strategic Salary Support Programs;
  • Evaluation of the Strategic Priority Operating Grant Program;
  • Evaluation of the Large Strategic Initiatives Program; and
  • Evaluation of Commercialization Funding Programs.

In addition, CIHR is currently planning to engage an independent international panel to review CIHR and its programs during the 2010-11 fiscal year. A similar International Review was finalized in February of 2006.

Strategic Outcome: 3.0 Knowledge Translation and Commercialization

Program Activity: 3.1 Knowledge Translation of Health Research

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Networks of Centres of Excellence

Start date: October 2000

End date: N/A

Description:

The Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) Program is a federal class grants program administered jointly by the three federal granting agencies—CIHR, along with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)—in partnership with Industry Canada. Networks are not-for-profit corporations with an established Board of Directors and are unique partnerships among the academic, private, public and not-for-profit sectors. These nation-wide, multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral partnerships connect excellent research with industrial know-how and strategic investment. Networks put in place well-defined strategies to transfer knowledge to users—ensuring that discoveries and technological advances are turned into social and economic benefits for all Canadians.

Expected results:

  • increased networking and collaboration among researchers from Canada and abroad.
  • leading-edge research findings that are relevant to the needs of the user sector (e.g., private and public sectors, non-governmental organizations, and others) and Canada's socio-economic development.
  • nation-wide, multidisciplinary and multisectoral research partnerships between universities and the user sector (e.g., private and public sectors, non-governmental organizations, and others).
  • training that promotes multidisciplinary and multisectoral research approaches and encourages trainees to consider the economic, social, environmental and ethical implications of their work.
  • acceleration of the exchange of research results within the network and the use of this knowledge within Canada by organizations that can harness it for Canadian economic and social development.
  • attraction and retention of world-class researchers and highly qualified personnel (HQP) in areas essential to Canadian economic and social development.
  • creation of functional multi-regional interdisciplinary research teams.
  • development of a pool of HQP in areas essential to Canadian economic and social development.
  • increase in Canada's international visibility and reputation.

Indicators:

  • Number and types of stakeholders as well as types of knowledge translation activities during the research process.
  • Proportion of overall expenditures from CIHR grants budget.
  • Proportion of excellent applications that are funded.

(in millions of dollars) Forecast Spending
2008–09
Planned Spending
2009–10
Planned Spending
2010–11
Planned Spending
2011–12
Total grants 26.1 27.5 27.5 27.5
Total contributions   -   -   -   -
Total other types of transfer payments   -   -   -   -
Total Transfer payments 26.1 27.5 27.5 27.5

Planned evaluations:

The next program evaluation will commence by March 2012 in order to accompany the renewal of the program's terms and conditions. As a tri-agency program, the evaluation of the NCE program will be overseen by the Interagency Evaluation Steering Committee, which is comprised of the Heads of Evaluation of CIHR, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and a representative of Industry Canada.

Strategic Outcome: 2.0 People and Research Capacity

Program Activity: 2.1 Researchers and Trainees

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada Graduate Scholarships

Start date: 2003/2004

End date: N/A

Description:

CIHR's portion of the tri-agency class grants Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) program provides financial support to develop future health researchers at both the Masters and Doctoral levels in all health related fields in Canada, providing them with an opportunity to gain research experience.

Expected results:

  • Increased capacity to meet demand for highly qualified personnel in the academic, public and private sectors.
  • Appropriate resources available that enable superior health research trainees in all areas of health research to be qualified to pursue careers in health research.

Indicators:

  • Number of students completing degrees.
  • Average degree completion rate of CIHR recipients versus general population.
  • Increased numbers of students funded for graduate studies.
  • Proportion of excellent applications received by CIHR that are funded.
  • Proportion of overall expenditures from CIHR grants budget.

(in millions of dollars) Forecast Spending
2008–09
Planned Spending
2009–10
Planned Spending
2010–11
Planned Spending
2011–12
Total grants 19.2 36.1 36.3 28.3
Total contributions   -   -   -   -
Total other types of transfer payments   -   -   -   -
Total Transfer payments 19.2 36.1 36.3 28.3

Planned evaluations:

Strategic Outcome: 2.0 People and Research Capacity

Program Activity: 2.3 National and International Partnerships

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Institute Support Grants

Start date: October 2000

End date: N/A

Description:

The Institute Support Grant program provides funding to select Canadian academic institutions, including universities and teaching hospitals, to assist them in hosting the 13 Institutes of CIHR. The Institutes help CIHR maintain strong ties to Canada's research communities and to understand their needs. Each CIHR-appointed Institute Director is among the top scientists in his/her field. Institutes help CIHR define its strategic health research priorities and develop research partnerships with other interested parties concerned with health research. Institutes also organize conferences, seminars, and workshops, all with the goal of developing and disseminating health-related knowledge and best practices.

Expected results:

  • Effective domestic and international health research agendas as well as alliances and partnerships in areas related to the mandate of each Institute.

Indicators:

  • Evidence of Institute's leadership within the Canadian research and research user community, including examples of Institute innovation in identifying and responding to National health threats and opportunities.
  • Proportion of overall expenditures from CIHR grants budget.

(in millions of dollars) Forecast Spending
2008–09
Planned Spending
2009–10
Planned Spending
2010–11
Planned Spending
2011–12
Total grants 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0
Total contributions   -   -   -   -
Total other types of transfer payments   -   -   -   -
Total Transfer payments 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0

Planned evaluations:

Evaluations of each of the 13 Institutes were completed in 2005-2006. In addition, the External Review of CIHR, conducted by an International Panel in February 2006, was finalized in 2006-2007. It included a comprehensive review and evaluation of CIHR's thirteen Institutes. An update to the Results-based Management and Accountability Framework including a common Evaluation Framework occurred in 2007-2008. Each of the 13 Institutes will again be formally evaluated commencing in the 2010-11 fiscal year.

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Canadian International Development Agency

Details on transfer payments programs

CIDA grants, contributions and other transfer payments of $2,994 million account for 92.2% of CIDA's 2009-2010 total planned spending, excluding non-budgetary expenditures. Further information is given below.


  Forecast spending
2008-2009

($ thousands)
Planned spending
2009-2010

($ thousands)
Grants
Bilateral - Grants for cooperation with other donor countries for the benefit of developing countries or territories or countries in transition. 4,500 3,100
Multilateral - Grants in support of development assistance, humanitarian assistance or disaster preparedness, including peace building, for global operations, programs, projects, activities and appeals; as well as in support of programming against hunger, malnutrition and disease for the benefit of developing countries or territories or countries in transition. 1,931,608 1,651,241
Partnership - Grants for development assistance programs, projects and activities intended to support development and public engagement initiatives or to enhance the awareness, understanding, and engagement of Canadians with respect to development and grants for education and training programs, projects and activities for the benefit of developing countries or territories or countries in transition. 26,472 23,900
Sub-total grants 1,962,580 1,678,241
Contributions
Bilateral - Contributions in support of development assistance, including payments for loan agreements issued under the authority of previous Appropriation Acts, contributions for cooperation with countries in transition and contributions in support of regional or country specific development assistance projects, programs and activities for the benefit of developing countries or territories or countries in transition. 731,669 953,269
Multilateral - Contributions in support of development assistance, humanitarian assistance or disaster preparedness, including peace building, for global operations, programs, projects, activities and appeals; as well as in support of programming against hunger, malnutrition and disease for the benefit of developing countries or territories or countries in transition. 4,375 6,062
Partnership - Contributions for development assistance programs, projects and activities intended to support development and public engagement initiatives or to enhance the awareness, understanding, and engagement of Canadians with respect to development and contributions for education and training programs, projects and activities for the benefit of developing countries or territories or countries in transition. 248,503 125,197
Sub-total contributions 984,547 1,084,528
Other transfer payments 1
(S) Encashment of notes issued to the development assistance funds of the international financial institutions in accordance with the International Development (Financial Institutions) Assistance Act 257,861 231,336
Total 3,204,988 2,994,105

1. Other Transfer Payments exclude non-budgetary forecast expenditures of $8.0 million for 2008-2009.
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Canadian Space Agency

Annexe 1 - Details on Transfer Payments Program (TPPs)


Contribution to European Space Agency (ESA)
Start Date: January 1, 2000 End Date: December 31, 2009
Description:

Through key international partnerships, enhance the Canadian industry's technological base and provide access to European market for value-added products and services in the field of Earth Observation, Satellite Communications, and generic space technologies; foster the participation of Canadian academia and the demonstration of Canadian space technologies in European Space Science and Exploration missions. This is achieved through a financial contribution by the Agency to optional ESA programs.

Strategic Outcome:

Canada's presence in space meets the needs of Canadians for scientific knowledge, space technology and information.

Expected Results (At Program Activity Level)

Space Based Earth Observation:

The benefits of activities involved in Earth Observation from space serve Canadian users in the fields of environment, resource and land-use management, and security and sovereignty.

Space Science and Exploration:

Participation in Canadian and international missions expands the scientific knowledge base made available to Canadian academia and R&D communities in the areas of astronomy, space exploration and solar-terrestrial relations, as well as in physics and life sciences.

Satellite Communications:

State-of-the-art systems and applications are developed to satisfy the needs of the Canadian government and population in order to ensure that Canada remains a world leader in satellite communications.

Generic Technological Activities in support of Earth Observation, Space Science and Exploration, and Satellite Communications:

Canada's industrial technological capabilities can meet the needs of future space missions and activities.

Expected Accomplishments:

Successful development and demonstration of advanced technologies, systems, components, and studies provided for in the contracts awarded by ESA to Canadian firms under the following ESA EO programs: EOEP, GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) Service Element and GMES Space Component.

Continue do develop the Space Exploration programs ELIPS and Aurora.

Successful development and demonstration of advanced technologies, systems, components, or studies provided for in the contracts awarded by ESA to Canadian firms under the following ESA Telecommunications and Navigation programs: ARTES 1, 3, 4, 5, 8 and GalileoSat.

Growing utilization of data obtained from ESA on markets and Earth observation / Telecommunications technologies as strategic information for government departments, agencies and industries in Canada.

Because of our participation in Europe's telecommunication, Earth observation and exploration programs, more demonstration of space-qualified technologies and products developed by Canadian firms for the space markets take place.

Development of new alliances and/or strengthening of established alliances between Canadian and European companies, to diversify Canada's international space partnerships and complement its long-standing relationship with the U.S.



Program Activity
($ in millions)
Forecast Spending 2008-2009 Planned Spending 2009-2010 Planned Spending 2010-2011 Planned Spending 2011-2012
Space Based Earth Observation (EO) 9.6 9.2 9.9 9.6
Space Science and Exploration (SE) 5.5 10.1 9.4 6.7
Satellite Communications (SC) 12.2 9.6 9.4 7.4
Generic Technological Activities (GTA) in support of EO, SE, and SC 7.6 10.7 11.0 10.8
Total Contributions 34.9 39.6 39.8 34.5
Total Transfer Payments 34.9 39.6 39.8 34.5

Note: Due to rounding, decimals may not add up to totals shown.

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Details of Transfer Payment Programs


Program Activity
($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2008–2009
(Note 1)
Planned Spending
2009–2010
Planned Spending
2010–2011
Planned
Spending
2011–2012
Integration Program – Grants
Grant for the Canada-Quebec Accord 226.0 234.2 253.7 253.7
Total grants 226.0 234.2 253.7 253.7
         
Canada’s Role in International Migration and Protection – Contributions
Migration Policy Development 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
International Organization for Migration 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0
Integration Program – Contributions
Settlement Program 599.2 581.9 721.7 691.7
Resettlement Assistance Program 49.6 48.5 44.6 44.6
Total contributions 651.1 632.7 768.6 738.6
         
Total transfer payments 877.1 866.9 1,022.3 992.3

Note 1. Includes Main Estimates plus Supplementary Estimates.

Explanation of change: Planned spending increases in 2010–2011, compared to the previous year, due to the deferral of settlement funding from 2009–2010 to future years and due to additional funding for the Canada-Quebec Accord on Immigration.

Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs:

As per the Policy on Transfer Payments, CIC is required each year to provide a three-year plan for its Transfer Payment Programs. A summary of this plan is available at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/tpp/index.asp.

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Department of Finance Canada

Table 1: Details of Transfer Payment Programs

A summary of the Department of Finance Canada's three-year plan for transfer payment programs can be found on the department's website.

  1. Debt Payments on Behalf of Poor Countries to International Organizations
  2. Compensation to Canadian Agencies or Entities Established by an Act of Parliament for Reduction of Debts of Debtor Countries
  3. Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Initiative (TWRI)
  4. Contribution to the Harbourfront Centre
  5. Payments to Nova Scotia in respect of the Crown Share Adjustment Payment
  6. Payments to the International Development Association
  7. Fiscal Equalization (Part I—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)
  8. Territorial Formula Financing (Part I.1—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)
  9. Canada Health Transfer (Part V.1—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)
  10. Canada Social Transfer (Part V.1—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)
  11. Statutory Subsidies (Constitution Act, 1867; Constitution Act, 1982; and other statutory authorities)
  12. Youth Allowances Recovery (Federal-Provincial Fiscal Revision Act, 1964)
  13. Alternative Payments for Standing Programs (Part VI—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)
  14. Wait Times Reduction Transfer (Part V.1—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)
  15. Payment to Ontario (Budget Implementation Act, 2007)
  16. Incentive for Provinces to Eliminate Taxes on Capital
  17. Police Officers Recruitment Fund (Budget Implementation Act)
  18. Police Transit Capital Trust (Budget Implementation Act)
  19. Saskatchewan Carbon Capture and Storage Demonstration Trust
    (Budget Implementation Act)
  20. Payment to Nova Scotia for Carbon Storage (Budget Implementation Act)
  21. Canada Social Transfer Transition Protection Payment to Saskatchewan
    (Budget Implementation Act)
Strategic Outcome: A strong and sustainable economy, resulting in increasing standards of living and improved quality of life for Canadians

Program Activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Debt Payments on Behalf of Poor Countries to International Organizations (Vote 5)

Start date: 2004

End date: 2054

Description: Payments for Canada's commitment to the G8-led Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative

Expected results: Payments to international organizations and Canadian creditors consistent with Government of Canada commitments


Program Activity:
($ thousands)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants 102,200 51,200 51,200 51,200

Planned evaluations: The Department of Finance Canada's Internal Audit and Evaluation Division will be conducting an evaluation of this program, which will focus on the relevance and performance of the international debt relief initiative and the degree to which this initiative is consistent with departmental and government-wide priorities. The expected completion date of this evaluation is August 2009.

Strategic outcome: A strong and sustainable economy, resulting in increasing standards of living and improved quality of life for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

Name of transfer payment program: Compensation to Canadian Agencies or Entities Established by an Act of Parliament for Reduction of Debts of Debtor Countries (Vote 5)

Start date: Ongoing

End date: Ongoing

Description: This program compensates Export Development Canada and the Canadian Wheat Board for reduction of debts of debtor countries

Expected results: Payments to international organizations and Canadian creditors consistent with Government of Canada commitments


Program Activity:
($ thousands)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants 249,300 148,200 9,000 9,000
Total contributions 23,000
Total payments 272,300 148,200 9,000 9,000

Planned evaluations: The Department of Finance Canada's Internal Audit and Evaluation Division will be conducting an evaluation of this program. This evaluation will focus on the relevance and performance of this program and the degree to which it is consistent with departmental and government-wide priorities. The expected completion date of this evaluation is August 2009.

External evaluations are conducted by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, which release, on an annual basis, the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries and Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative)—Status of Implementation. This document provides an update on the status of implementation, the effects, and the costs of international debt relief initiatives.

Strategic outcome: A strong and sustainable economy, resulting in increasing standards of living and improved quality of life for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

Name of transfer payment program: Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Initiative (Vote 5)1

Start date: April 2007

End date: March 31, 2011

Description: The Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Initiative (TWRI) is both an infrastructure and an urban renewal investment. The goals of the initiative include positioning Canada, Ontario, and Toronto in the new economy and thus ensuring Canada's continued success in the global economy. This includes increasing economic growth and development opportunities; recognizing the intrinsic links between economic, social, and environmental health; enhancing the quality of life in Toronto; and encouraging sustainable urban development.

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of payments to provinces and territories for targeted support


Program Activity:
($ thousands)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions   127,486 56,965
Total payments 127,486 56,965

Planned evaluations: None

1. Responsibility for the TWRI and the Harbourfront Centre was transferred to the Department of Finance Canada in 2008-09. Environment Canada will be responsible for 2008-09 reporting, and the Department of Finance Canada will report on 2009-10 and future years.

Strategic outcome: A strong and sustainable economy, resulting in increasing standards of living and improved quality of life for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

Name of transfer payment program: Contribution to the Harbourfront Centre (Vote 5)

Start date: March 2006

End date: March 31, 2011

Description: The primary objective of the Harbourfront Centre funding program is to provide operational funding support to the Harbourfront Centre until March 31, 2011. Such support will assist the Harbourfront Centre in covering its fixed operational costs. The funding program will also facilitate the Harbourfront Centre's ability to leverage funding from other levels of government and pursue other revenue-generating strategies that allow the organization to provide the general public with continued access to cultural, recreational, and educational programs and activities on the Toronto waterfront.

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of payments to provinces and territories for targeted support


Program Activity:
($ thousands)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions 5,000 5,000
Total  payments 5,000 5,000

Planned evaluations: None

Strategic outcome: A strong and sustainable economy, resulting in increasing standards of living and improved quality of life for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

Name of transfer payment program: Payment to Nova Scotia in respect of the Crown Share Adjustment Payment regarding amounts relating to previous years up to March 31, 2008

Start date: 2007-08

End date: 2008-09

Description: Payment to Nova Scotia with respect to the Crown Share Adjustment Payments, pursant to the July 2008 agreement between Canada and Nova Scotia covering all liability for Crown Share up to March 31, 2008.
When the necessary regulations or legislative changes required to implement the Panel's recommendations have been established, payments will be made under the 1988 Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act (1988 Implementation Act), which implemented the 1986 Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord (1986 Accord). The 1988 Implementation Act does not provide for retroactive payments.

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of payments to Nova Scotia for targeted support


Program Activity:
($ thousands)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Other transfer payments 234,400

Planned evaluations: None

Strategic outcome: A strong and sustainable economy, resulting in increasing standards of living and improved quality of life for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

Name of transfer payment program: Payments to the International Development Association

Start date: 1960

End date: Ongoing

Description: This program provides encashment of demand notes to allow the International Development Association (IDA) to disburse concessional financing for development projects and programs in the world's poorest countries.

Expected results: Payments to international organizations and Canadian creditors consistent with Government of Canada commitments


Program Activity:
($ thousands)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Other types of transfer payments 318,280 384,280 384,280 384,280

Planned evaluations: IDA programs are audited by the World Bank's Quality Assurance Group, and independent evaluations are carried out by the World Bank's Independent Evaluation Group. In addition, the IDA's performance will be subject to a mid-term review in the fall of 2009 for this program's latest financial replenishment.

Strategic outcome: A strong and sustainable economy, resulting in increasing standards of living and improved quality of life for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

Name of transfer payment program: Fiscal Equalization (Part I—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)

Start date: 1957

End date: Ongoing

Description: Formula-Based Equalization payments are made to eligible provincial governments to enable them to provide reasonably comparable levels of public services at reasonably comparable levels of taxation. Equalization payments are unconditional.

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of Equalization payments to provinces


Program Activity:
($ thousands)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Other types of transfer payments 13,619,924 16,086,136 14,502,000 14,919,000

Planned evaluations: None

Strategic outcome: A strong and sustainable economy, resulting in increasing standards of living and improved quality of life for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

Name of transfer payment program: Territorial Formula Financing (Part I.1—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)

Start date: 1985

End date: Ongoing

Description: Territorial Formula Financing payments are made to all territorial governments to provide the resources they need to deliver services comparable to those delivered by provincial governments, taking into account the high costs and unique challenges in the North

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of payments to territories


Program Activity:
($ thousands)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Other types of transfer payments 2,312,939 2,497,926 2,648,743 2,805,778

Planned evaluations: None

Strategic outcome: A strong and sustainable economy, resulting in increasing standards of living and improved quality of life for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

Name of transfer payment program: Canada Health Transfer (Part V.1—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)

Start date: 2004

End date: Ongoing

Description: The Canada Health Transfer (CHT) provides equal per-capita support for health care through cash and tax transfers to provincial and territorial governments. The CHT supports the government's commitment to maintain the national criteria and conditions of the Canada Health Act (comprehensiveness, universality, portability, accessibility, and public administration) and the prohibitions against user fees and extra-billing.

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of CHT payments to provinces and territories


Program Activity:
($ thousands)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Other types of transfer payments 22,629,304 23,987,062 25,426,286 26,951,863

Planned evaluations: None

Strategic outcome: A strong and sustainable economy, resulting in increasing standards of living and improved quality of life for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

Name of transfer payment program: Canada Social Transfer (Part V.1—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)

Start date: 2004

End date: Ongoing

Description: The Canada Social Transfer (CST) provides equal per-capita cash support and tax transfer support to provincial and territorial governments to assist them in financing social programs, post-secondary education, and programs for children. The CST gives provinces and territories the flexibility to allocate payments among supported areas according to their own priorities, and supports the government's commitment to prohibit minimum residency requirements for social assistance.

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of CST payments to provinces and territories


Program Activity:
($ thousands)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Other types of transfer payments 10,557,729 10,860,781 11,186,000 11,514,064

Planned evaluations: None

Strategic outcome: A strong and sustainable economy, resulting in increasing standards of living and improved quality of life for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

Name of transfer payment program: Statutory Subsidie (Constitution Act,1867; Constitution Act, 1982; and other statutory authorities)

Start date: 1867

End date: Ongoing

Description: The statutory subsidies provide a source of funding to provinces in accordance with terms of entry into Confederation.

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of payments to provinces and territories for targeted support


Program Activity:
($ thousands)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Other types of transfer payments 32,000 32,000 32,000 32,000

Planned evaluations: None

Strategic outcome: A strong and sustainable economy, resulting in increasing standards of living and improved quality of life for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

Name of transfer payment program: Youth Allowances Recovery (Federal-Provincial Fiscal Revision Act, 1964)

Start date: 1964

End date: Ongoing

Description: The Youth Allowances Recovery is a recovery from the Province of Quebec for an additional tax point transfer (three points) above and beyond the Canada Health Transfer and Canada Social Transfer tax point transfers. In the 1960s, Quebec chose to use the federal government's contracting-out arrangements for certain federal-provincial programs. Taken together, the Alternative Payments for Standing Programs and the Youth Allowances Recovery are known as the "Quebec Abatement." These arrangements ensure that all provinces and territories are treated the same through cash and tax transfers in support of health and social programs.

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of payments to provinces and territories for targeted support


Program Activity:
($ thousands)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Other types of transfer payments (671,858) (688,935) (722,534) (768,952)

Planned evaluations: None

Strategic outcome: A strong and sustainable economy, resulting in increasing standards of living and improved quality of life for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

Name of transfer payment program: Alternative Payments for Standing Programs (Part VI—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)

Start date: 1977

End date: Ongoing

Description: The Alternative Payments for Standing Programs are a recovery from the Province of Quebec for an additional tax point transfer (13.5 points) above and beyond the Canada Health Transfer and Canada Social Transfer tax point transfers. In the 1960s, Quebec chose to use the federal government's contracting-out arrangements for certain federal-provincial programs. Taken together, the Alternative Payments for Standing Programs and the Youth Allowances Recovery are known as the "Quebec Abatement." These arrangements ensure that all provinces and territories are treated the same through cash and tax transfers in support of health and social programs.

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of payments to provinces and territories for targeted support


Program Activity:
($ thousands)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Other types of transfer payments (3,047,889) (3,124,006) (3,284,283) (3,490,578)

Planned evaluations: None

Strategic outcome: A strong and sustainable economy, resulting in increasing standards of living and improved quality of life for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

Name of transfer payment program: Wait Times Reduction Transfer (Part V.1—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)

Start date: 2004-05

End date: 2013-14

Description: As part of the 10-Year Plan to Strengthen Health Care, the Government of Canada committed to support to provinces and territories to help reduce wait times in the health care system, primarily in support of human resources and tools to manage wait times. A total of $4.25 billion was provided through a third-party trust fund in 2004 and was notionally allocated over 2004-05 to 2008-09. This amount has been paid in full. From 2009-10 to 2013-14, annual funding of $250 million will be provided to provinces and territories through a transfer.

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of payments to provinces and territories for targeted support


Program Activity:
($ thousands)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Other types of transfer payments 250,000 250,000 250,000

Planned evaluations: None

Strategic outcome: A strong and sustainable economy, resulting in increasing standards of living and improved quality of life for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

Name of transfer payment program: Payment to Ontario (Budget Implementation Act, 2007)

Start date: 2006-07

End date: 2008-09

Description: Direct payments are made to the Government of Ontario to assist the province in the transition to a single corporate tax administration, in respect of the Canada-Ontario Agreement.

Expected results: Effective management of payments to provinces, territories, and Aboriginal governments


Program Activity:
($ thousands)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Other types of transfer payments 150,000  —

Planned evaluations: None

Strategic outcome: A strong and sustainable economy, resulting in increasing standards of living and improved quality of life for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

Name of transfer payment program: Incentive for Provinces to Eliminate Taxes on Capital

Start date: 2007-08

End date: 2010-11

Description: Financial incentive to encourage provinces to accelerate the elimination of provincial capital taxes or restructure an existing capital tax on financial institutions into a minimum tax.

Expected results: Increase the competitiveness of Canadian businesses by strengthening Canada's business tax advantage


Program Activity:
($ thousands)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Other types of transfer payments 180,000 123,000 170,000

Planned evaluations: None

Strategic outcome: A strong and sustainable economy, resulting in increasing standards of living and improved quality of life for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

Name of transfer payment program: Police Officers Recruitment Fund (Budget Implementation Act, 2008)

Start date: 2007-08

End date: 2008-09

Description: The Police Officers Recruitment Fund was established to support provinces and territories in recruiting 2,500 new front-line police officers. Funding is notionally allocated over five years (2008-09 to 2013-14) and was distributed proportionally among provinces and territories.

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of payments to provinces and territories for targeted support


Program Activity:
($ thousands)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Other types of transfer payments 400,000

Planned evaluations: None

Strategic outcome: A strong and sustainable economy, resulting in increasing standards of living and improved quality of life for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

Name of transfer payment program: Public Transit Capital Trust 2008 (Budget Implementation Act, 2008)

Start date: 2007-08

End date: 2008-09

Description: The Public Transit Capital Trust 2008 was put in place to support provinces and territories in the establishment of public transit infrastructure. Funding is notionally allocated over two years (2008-09 to 2009-10) and was distributed on an equal per capita basis among provinces and territories.

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of payment to provinces and territories for targeted support


Program Activity:
$ thousands)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Other types of transfer payments 500,000

Planned evaluations: None

Strategic outcome: A strong and sustainable economy, resulting in increasing standards of living and improved quality of life for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

Name of transfer payment program: Saskatchewan Carbon Capture and Storage Demonstration Trust (Budget Implementation Act, 2008)

Start date: 2007-08

End date: 2008-09

Description: The Saskatchewan Carbon Capture and Storage Demonstration Trust was put in place to support Saskatchewan in the establishment of a full-scale commercial demonstration of carbon capture and storage in the coal-fired electricity sector. Funding is notionally allocated over four years (2008-09 to 2012-13).

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of the payments to provinces and territories for targeted support


Program Activity:
($ thousands)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Other types of transfer payments 240,000  —

Planned evaluations: None

Strategic outcome: A strong and sustainable economy, resulting in increasing standards of living and improved quality of life for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

Name of transfer payment program: Payment to Nova Scotia for Carbon Storage (Budget Implementation Act, 2008)

Start date: February 26, 2008

End date: N/A

Description: Budget 2008 provided $5 million in 2007-08 that, along with complementary investment by the province, will support geological research examining the potential for carbon storage in the province.

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of the payments to provinces and territories for targeted support


Program Activity:
($ thousands)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Other types of transfer payments 5,000

Planned evaluations: None

Strategic outcome: A strong and sustainable economy, resulting in increasing standards of living and improved quality of life for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

Name of transfer payment program: Canada Social Transfer Transition Protection Payment to Saskatchewan (Budget Implementation Act, 2008)

Start date: 2007-08

End date: 2008-09

Description: An extension of the Budget 2007 Canada Social Transfer transition provision to ensure that provinces and territories are fully protected against changes in the Canada Social Transfer and related 2007-08 childcare payments

Expected results:


Program Activity:
($ thousands)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Other types of transfer payments 31,204  —

Planned evaluations: None

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Table 1.1: International Criminal Court (ICC)

Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA-The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

Name of Transfer Payment Program: International Criminal Court (ICC)

Start date: April 1, 2005

End date: N/A

Description: This is an assessed contribution transfer payment.

Expected results: In partnership with Canadians, Canada and its values are projected to the world, its interests are pursued abroad and Canadians are better able to interpret the world. Through Canada's support to the ICC, Canada has provided leadership in promoting accountability for the most serious criminal acts known to humankind. Canada was a key player in the creation of the ICC and has been successful in strengthening the role of the ICC as a main instrument in the global fight against impunity. This is a relatively new international organization; therefore, modest budget increases continue to be anticipated. Currently there are four individuals who have been surrendered to the ICC on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The first ICC trial is set to commence in January 2009.


Program Activity:
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions 3.5 6.0 6.5 6.5

Planned evaluations: The Committee on Budget and Finance, of which Canada is a member, conducts reviews of the budget and financial activities of the ICC twice a year and reports its findings to the Assembly of States Parties.



Table 1.2: Commonwealth Secretariat

Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA-The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Commonwealth Secretariat

Start date: September 28, 1965

End date: N/A

Description: Canada's assessed contribution to the regular budget of the Commonwealth is a legally binding obligation of membership. The purpose of Canada's membership is to further the Government of Canada's foreign policy goals related to international peace, security and development and, to this end, to enhance relationships among the 53 Commonwealth member countries. For further information, see www.thecommonwealth.org.

Expected results:

  • Much of the regular budget is directed to supporting and implementing the decisions of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings and a large web of regular meetings of Commonwealth sectoral ministers including, for example, the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group and Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Finance, Health and Education.
  • Results include diplomatic interventions in the form of good offices and public pressure by the Secretariat and/or coordinated action by Commonwealth ministers to support democratic institutions and procedures; programs to build capacity in democratic and human rights procedures; and enhanced cooperation among Commonwealth countries related to economic, social and political development.

Program Activity:
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0

Planned evaluations: N/A



Table 1.3: Contributions to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime Afghanistan Program

Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA-The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime Afghanistan Program

Start date: April 1, 2009

End date: March 31, 2011

Description: The purpose of this program is to provide renewed support to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime for its Afghanistan Program.

Expected results: Funding under this program will be used to provide counter-narcotics technical assistance to law enforcement authorities, support criminal justice reform, strengthen border security and regional cooperation efforts, and build capacity of national institutions.


Program Activity:
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions 11.7 12.5 12.5 0.0

Planned evaluations: N/A

* This figure is based on the original $27 million contribution agreement (sourced through Budget Implementation Act / Bill C-48), less the first payment made in 2007-08 of $10.6 million. The remaining balance for 2008-09 is $16.4 million.



Table 1.4: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA-The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Start date: July 1982

End date: N/A

Description: Canada's annual assessed contribution to the FAO is a legally binding obligation of membership. The purpose of membership is to further the Government of Canada's foreign policy goals related to agricultural development and provide it with a voice in the international community. For further information, see www.fao.org.

Expected results: Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO efforts: to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. FAO's mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy. FAO's objectives, as set out in its constitution, are:

  • to promote the common welfare by furthering action for the purpose of raising levels of nutrition and standards of living of the peoples within member nations;
  • to secure improvements in the efficiency of the production and distribution of all food and agricultural products, including fisheries, marine products and forestry products; and
  • to better the condition of rural populations.
Thus contributing toward an expanding world economy and ensuring humanity's freedom from hunger.
Program Activity:
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions 17.1 17.1 17.1 17.1

Planned evaluations: FAO accounts are subject to internal audit and evaluation, as well as audit by external auditors on a biennial basis.



Table 1.5: Grants and Contribution for Counter-Terrorism Capacity Building Program

Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA-The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Grants and Contribution for Counter-Terrorism Capacity Building Program

Start date: October 17, 2005

End date: N/A

Description: Establishment of a horizontal Government of Canada funding mechanism that provides states with technical assistance to enable them to prevent and respond to terrorist activity in a manner consistent with international counterterrorism and human rights norms, standards and obligations. For more information please go to the following Web site:
www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/foreign_policy/internationalcrime-old/CTCB-en.asp
www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/foreign_policy/internationalcrime-old/CTCB-fr.asp

Expected results: Progress in development of counterterrorism plans, policies, legislation, regulations and controls in beneficiary states or government entities that contributes to the overall capacity of the international community to counter terrorist activity.


Program Activity:
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0
Total contributions 4.5 5.5 5.9 4.5
Total Transfer payments 8.5 9.5 9.9 8.5

Planned evaluations:
2008-09

  • Formative (mid-term) evaluation of the Counter-Terrorism Capacity Building (CTCB) Program
  • Internal audit of the CTCB Program
  • Internal audit of selected project recipients of the CTCB Program
2009-10
  • Renewal of CTCB Program terms and conditions, which will likely trigger a Program Results Capacity Check


Table 1.6: Global Peace and Security Fund (GPSF)

Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA-The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Global Peace and Security Fund (GPSF) and its component programs: the Global Peace and Security Program, the Global Peace Operations Program and the Glyn Berry Program for Peace and Security

Start date: October 3, 2005; operationalized September 18, 2006

End date: March 31, 2013

Description: The GPSF is a critical component of the Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force (START) portfolio. The GPSF and its component programs were initially established at $100 million per year for five years to support crisis response, stabilization and reconstruction in fragile states; to continue to address Canada's G8 commitments to help build global and regional peace operations capacity; and to shape the international policies, laws and institutions needed to prevent and resolve crises. This was increased, in June 2007, to $235 million for 2007-08 and $152 million per year for each of 2008-09 and 2009-10. In June 2008, the GPSF was extended until 2013 at a level of $146 million per year (all votes). Funded from the Peace and Security Pool of the International Assistance Envelope, the GPSF fills a funding gap by providing dedicated resources for activities that are necessary for a timely response with respect to countries in or at risk of crisis, but that are not properly the responsibility of the Department of National Defence and are outside Canada's traditional official development assistance program. Examples of these activities are supporting peace operations and peace processes, supporting justice and security system reform, addressing small arms and light weapons proliferation, enhancing transitional justice and reconciliation, and improving the peace enforcement and peace operations capacities of military and police in Africa and the Americas. Major recipients of funding are Afghanistan, Sudan and Haiti.

Expected results: The long-term expected results are:

  • safer and more secure environments conducive to stabilization, recovery and long-term reconstruction;
  • greater protection of rights and safety of individuals and populations; and
  • Improved global and regional response to crisis situations.

The ultimate result of the GPSF and its component programs is an improved Canadian contribution to peace and security and the safety and well-being of beneficiaries living in targeted areas.


Program Activity:
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants 30.0 30.0 30.0 30.0
Total contributions 117.9 81.5 77.5 67.0
Total Transfer payments 147.9 111.5 107.5 97.0

Planned evaluations: GPSF Summative Evaluation (2009-10)



Table 1.7: Grants and Contributions in Aid of Academic Relations

Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA-The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Grants and Contributions in Aid of Academic Relations

Start date: January 1, 1989

End date: March 31, 2011

Description: Grants and Contributions in Aid of Academic Relations support the following initiatives:

  • Understanding Canada (formerly Canadian Studies);
  • international scholarships and fellowships;
  • international education, including provincial and territorial participation in multilateral activities in the area of education; and
  • all other international education activities.
These programs advance departmental priorities by:
  • supporting public diplomacy and advocacy through fostering partnerships, cooperation and linkages in the area of education between Canadian and international individuals and institutions; establishing a network of international experts on Canada to advance Canada's interests abroad; and promoting public discussion of key issues through networking, exchanges and conferences; and
  • advancing Canada's global citizenship (in support of the International Assistance Envelope) through scholarships and other programs that promote academic cooperation and mobility with developing countries.

Expected results:

  • creating and expanding a network of well-informed foreign professionals and leaders with a sustained interest in Canada;
  • establishing and strengthening links and exchanges between Canadian and foreign partners (academics, researchers, students, young people); and
  • providing informed and relevant policy advice on education-related issues.

Program Activity:
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants 9.9 9.9 9.9 9.9
Total contributions 3.3 5.6 8.0 8.0
Total Transfer payments 13.2 16.5 17.9 17.9

Planned evaluations: N/A



Table 1.8: Initiatives Related to the Destruction, Disposition and Securing of Weapons of Mass Destruction

Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA-The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Initiatives Related to the Destruction, Disposition and Securing of Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Start date: August 12, 2003

End date: March 2013

Description: To implement Canada's commitment to the G8 Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction, launched at the 2002 Kananaskis Summit, through projects for the destruction of chemical weapons, the dismantlement of nuclear submarines, the enhancement of nuclear and radiological security, the employment of former weapons scientists, and the prevention of biological weapons proliferation. Canada committed up to $1 billion over 10 years to implement the goals of the Global Partnership, initially in the former Soviet Union, where the threat was most acute. The justification for the Partnership was based on an assessment of threats to Canadian and international security following the terrorist attacks of September 2001. Evaluations at the G8 level have identified the continuing seriousness of the terrorist and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) threats and the ongoing value of the Global Partnership, an international cooperative threat reduction approach. Twenty-three countries are engaged in projects, and an amount close to US$20 billion has been pledged.

Expected results:

  • a reduced threat from WMD for Canadians and a more secure national and international environment, as a result of material safely and securely stored, facilities secured and expertise redirected; and
  • a strengthened international non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament regime and achievement of Canada's domestic and international security objectives.

Program Activity:
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions 106.8 116.7 98.9 87.5

Planned evaluations: An evaluation of the entire Global Partnerships Program (GPP) and all its portfolios will be conducted in 2009-2010 and completed in 2010-2011.



Table 1.9: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA-The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

Name of Transfer Payment Program: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Start date: December 19, 1989

End date: N/A

Description: Canada's assessed contribution to the IAEA is a legally binding obligation of membership. Payment is made to ensure that membership is in good standing and to maintain influence and credibility in a key international body, the aims of which Canada supports. The IAEA is the world's centre for nuclear cooperation and it works for the safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear technology. Canada has significant interests at the IAEA, based on our belief in the importance of the Agency's role in advancing the goals of nuclear non-proliferation, safety and security, our advanced and extensive nuclear energy and radioisotope production industries, and our important uranium sector.

Expected results: The projection of Canadian values abroad, the preservation of Canadian national security, the strengthening of international stability and security, the promotion of world economic growth and prosperity, and support for multilateral institutions and mechanisms. In addition:

  • effective and efficient implementation of the IAEA's major programs as reflected in the Agency's biannual program and budget;
  • effective participation for Canada in the Agency's activities;
  • direct and indirect technical and commercial dividends to the Canadian nuclear industry; and
  • IAEA actions and decisions consistent with Canadian foreign policy priorities.

Program Activity:
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions 13.3 12.1 12.1 12.1

Planned evaluations: Unavailable



Table 1.10: International Labour Organization (ILO)

Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA-The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

Name of Transfer Payment Program: International Labour Organization (ILO)

Start date: January 1, 1989

End date: N/A

Description: Canada's annual assessed contribution to the ILO, a UN specialized agency, is a legally binding obligation of membership. The purpose of membership is to further the Government of Canada's foreign policy goals related to international labour and social policy issues and provide it with a voice in the international community. For further information, see www.ilo.org.
Four strategic objectives guide the ILO program and budget:

  1. to promote and realize standards and fundamental principles and rights at work;
  2. to create greater opportunities for women and men to secure decent employment and income;
  3. to enhance the coverage and effectiveness of social protection for all; and
  4. to strengthen tripartism and social dialogue.

Expected results:

  • development and effective supervision of international labour standards and realization of fundamental principles and rights at work;
  • targeted action against child labour, giving priority to the urgent elimination of its worst forms;
  • contributions to poverty reduction through promotion of coherent economic and social policies that support employment creation;
  • assistance to constituents in the development of skills and employability policies and programs for decent work;
  • better instruments and tools for policy analysis and formulation that support good governance and the extension of social protections to vulnerable workers;
  • strengthened social dialogue on labour and social policy issues at national and international levels; and
  • improved organizational effectiveness, transparency and accountability.

Program Activity:
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions 11.1 10.8 10.8 10.8

Planned evaluations: N/A



Table 1.11: International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF)

Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA-The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

Name of Transfer Payment Program: International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF)

Start date: March 9, 1972

End date: N/A

Description: As a member of the OIF, Canada is required to contribute to the operational fees of the organization.

Expected results: Canada's contribution to the OIF supports a large array of initiatives, such as specific projects in response to needs expressed by countries or admissible organizations for the preparation of conferences or symposiums, and the implementation of action plans adopted during summits. These initiatives can come from Canadian or international organizations or institutions or from specialized agencies of La Francophonie.


Program Activity:
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions 12.5 13.7 13.7 13.7

Planned evaluations: N/A



Table 1.12: North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Civil Administration

Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA-The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

Name of Transfer Payment Program: North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Civil Administration

Start date: January 1, 1989

End date: N/A

Description: Canada's annual assessed contribution to NATO is a legally binding obligation of membership based on the 1949 North Atlantic Treaty. Canada's contribution furthers its foreign policy goals by funding the administrative budget of NATO, an international organization vital to Canadian defence and security interests. NATO was designed to promote the stability of the North Atlantic area and to safeguard the freedom and security of its people by political and military means, based on the principles of democracy, individual liberty and international law. The NATO civil budget, structured along "output based" lines in response to objectives set annually by the North Atlantic Council, covers the activities of the NATO Secretary General, the NATO headquarters and the NATO international staff. The NATO civil administration supports the process of consensus building and decision making among alliance members and manages NATO's relations with its partners. The NATO civil budget also supports the work of various NATO agencies with specialized responsibilities. An effective and efficient NATO civil administration assists alliance members in promoting security and stability in the North Atlantic area and in responding effectively to current security challenges, particularly in Afghanistan. The NATO accounts are subject to annual audit by the International Board of Auditors for NATO.

Expected results: The NATO civil budget enables the operations of the NATO Secretariat and agencies. The results achieved include effective decision making by the alliance in pursuit of the NATO objectives of stability and security in Afghanistan, the North Atlantic region and beyond; support to NATO operations; timely implementation of decisions taken by the North Atlantic Council; appropriate response to current and emerging defence and security challenges; enhanced relations with NATO partners and cooperation with other international organizations; and proper management of the alliance's resources.


Program Activity:
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0

Planned evaluations: N/A



Table 1.13: Organization of American States (OAS)

Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA-The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Organization of American States (OAS)

Start date: May 31, 1990

End date: N/A

Description: To pay Canada's annual assessed contribution to the OAS, a Charter obligation of membership.

Expected results:

  • strengthening of the OAS as the key political forum through which Canada promotes its hemispheric interests;
  • promotion and consolidation of democracy, and strengthening of human rights, governance and the rule of law;
  • enhanced regional multilateral cooperation on security issues in the Americas;
  • increased effectiveness of Canada's contribution on integral development and technical cooperation through the OAS; and
  • increased effectiveness and efficiency of the OAS through increased accountability and transparency.

Program Activity:
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions 12.8 11.5 11.5 11.5

Planned evaluations: N/A



Table 1.14: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA-The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Start date: March 20, 1975

End date: N/A

Description: To pay the assessed contribution required of Canada for its participation as a member of the OECD. The contribution pays for the Secretariat (professionals and support staff who provide high-quality research and analysis) and maintenance of the headquarters, located in Paris.

Expected results: Implement OECD work programs and policy positions that reflect input from across government and support domestic priorities; find solutions to common economic problems by working cooperatively with members (soft law, guidelines, agreements); influence the policy development of other members and non-members to improve the functioning of the international economic environment; and analyze new and emerging issues, both domestic and global, that impact our economy and standard of living. Continued sound management of the OECD; institutional reforms to improve the OECD's ability to cope with new issues and power dynamics; OECD enlargement; and improved engagement with non-members reflecting Canadian priorities to increase the long-term effectiveness of the organization.


Program Activity:
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions 14.0 13.5 13.5 13.5

Planned evaluations: N/A



Table 1.15: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA-The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

Start date: January 1, 1993

End date: N/A

Description: Canada's annual assessed contribution to the OSCE is an obligation arising out of Canada's commitments as one of the 56 participating states of the organization. Canada's contribution furthers its foreign policy goals by funding programs implemented by the OSCE's institutions and field operations in priority foreign policy areas for Canada related to regional and international security.

The OSCE is a focused regional forum with a comprehensive and cooperative approach to security. Canada's contribution to the organization's unified budget covers the costs associated with the implementation of the organization's work programs and activities in three dimensions: political and military aspects of security; economic and environmental cooperation; and cooperation in humanitarian and other fields. This integrated approach allows the OSCE to make a significant contribution to furthering European security and transatlantic cooperation through non-coercive measures. Canada's contribution also supports stronger partnership with Canadians in developing and implementing Canada's international security policy, through the involvement of members of Parliament in the work of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, the deployment of Canadians to OSCE field operations, and the contribution of Canadian experts to the organization.

The OSCE unified budget, based on a programmatic approach, is approved by the OSCE Permanent Council on a yearly basis. The OSCE accounts are subject to an annual report by external auditors as well as an internal oversight annual report, which are made available to participating states.

Expected results: The OSCE budget supports the programs of the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna, as well as the OSCE institutions (Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, Representative on Freedom of the Media, and High Commissioner on National Minorities) and the organization's 18 field missions. The results include effective and timely implementation of the decisions of the OSCE Permanent Council; continuous monitoring of the security and stability situation in Europe; concerted programming to actively contribute to conflict prevention, conflict resolution and post-conflict institution building; and proper management of the organization's resources.


Program Activity:
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions 14.8 14.8 14.8 14.8

Planned evaluations: N/A



Table 1.16: Payments in Lieu of Taxes on Diplomatic, Consular and International Organizations' Property in Canada

Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA-The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Payments in lieu of taxes on diplomatic, consular and international organizations' property in Canada

Start date: January 18, 1979

End date: N/A

Description: The purpose of this memorandum of understanding is to outline the relationship between Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada and Public Works and Government Services Canada, National Capital Area, under the Diplomatic, Consular and International Organizations' Property Grants Order (P.C.1979-59, January 18, 1979), the Municipal Grants Act, and successor Orders and Acts. It establishes responsibilities and procedures governing the provision of services related to the payment of grants in lieu of real property and frontage or area taxes with respect to diplomatic property. These procedures are designed to ensure fiscal and operational accountability, while promoting efficient program delivery and optimal reciprocal conditions for the Government of Canada abroad.

Expected results: To fulfill Canada's international obligations to foreign diplomatic and consular missions pursuant to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations as well as obligations pursuant to headquarters agreements in force between Canada and international organizations.


Program Activity:
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants 11.4 11.4 11.4 11.4

Planned evaluations: No evaluations are planned for this account.



Table 1.17: Projects and Development Activities Resulting from Francophone Summits

Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA-The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Projects and Development Activities Resulting from Francophone Summits

Start date: March 9, 1979

End date: N/A

Description: This fund provides funding to cooperation programs and activities undertaken by the International Organization of the Francophonie. It also provides financial support to the Government of New Brunswick to foster its participation in international Francophonie activities. This fund helps to promote Canadian interests and is consistent with political and economic objectives Canada has set itself for La Francophonie. It also promotes active participation from the Government of New Brunswick in summits, ministerial conferences and other related Francophonie activities.

Expected results:

  • fostering of increased cooperation among Francophonie members in the four key areas enshrined in the 10-year strategic plan of La Francophonie:
    1. French-language and cultural and linguistic diversity;
    2. peace, democracy and human rights;
    3. education, professional training, higher education and research; and
    4. sustainable development and solidarity.
  • increased efficiency of La Francophonie organizations; and
  • promotion of Canadian development and foreign policy goals.

Program Activity:
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5

Planned evaluations: N/A



Table 1.18: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA-The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

Name of Transfer Payment Program: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Start date: January 1, 1988

End date: N/A

Description: Canada's annual assessed contribution to UNESCO is a legally binding obligation of membership. The purpose of membership is to further the Government of Canada's foreign policy goals related to culture, science and education, and provide it with a voice in the international community.

Expected results:

  • universal primary education in all countries by 2015;
  • gender disparities in primary and secondary education eliminated or greatly reduced in most member states;
  • preparation, launch and implementation of a 10-year UN Literacy Decade and Plan of Action in order to reach the target of achieving a 50% improvement in levels of adult literacy by 2015;
  • comprehensive and broad-based HIV/AIDS education and prevention campaigns conducted, particularly among the 15-24 age group in Africa and South Asia;
  • impact of HIV/AIDS pandemic on educational capacities assessed;
  • implementation of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions;
  • implementation of the International Convention Against Doping in Sport;
  • protection of world cultural and natural heritage through the implementation of the World Heritage Convention;
  • increased scientific cooperation to improve management of the planet's water resources; and
  • development of free, independent and pluralistic media.

Program Activity:
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions 12.8 11.7 11.7 11.7

Planned evaluations: N/A



Table 1.19: UN Peacekeeping Operations

Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA-The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

Name of Transfer Payment Program: UN Peacekeeping Operations

Start date: October 5, 2000

End date: N/A

Description: Canada's assessed contribution to UN peacekeeping operations is a legally binding obligation of membership. For further information, see www.un.org.

Expected results:

  • enhanced peace and security for the countries and regions concerned; and
  • increased levels of security, basic services and levels of governance provided in affected areas, which will promote advanced prospects for peace as well as enable reconstruction and development activities.

Program Activity:
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions 197.6 190.0 190.0 190.0

Planned evaluations: N/A



Table 1.20: United Nations Organization (UN)

Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA-The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

Name of Transfer Payment Program: United Nations Organization (UN)

Start date: March 27, 1980

End date: End date: N/A

Description: Canada's assessed contribution to the regular budget of the United Nations is a legally binding obligation of membership. The purpose of membership is to further the Government of Canada's foreign policy goals related to international peace, security and development and provide it with a voice in the international community. Assessed contributions are used to finance the organization's programs toward attainment of the UN's objectives, as set out in its Charter. For further information, see www.un.org.

Expected results: Maintenance of international peace and security and the promotion of sustained economic growth and sustainable development in accordance with the Millennium Development Goals. In particular, progress in the development of Africa; the promotion of human rights; effective coordination of humanitarian assistance efforts; promotion of justice and international law; progress toward disarmament; and international cooperation for drug control, crime prevention and the combatting of international terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.


Program Activity:
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions 108.3 80.6 80.6 80.6

Planned evaluations: N/A



Table 1.21: World Health Organization (WHO)

Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA-The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

Name of Transfer Payment Program: World Health Organization (WHO)

Start date: January 1, 1990

End date: N/A

Description: Canada's annual assessed contribution to the WHO is a legally binding obligation of membership. The purpose of membership is to further the Government of Canada's foreign policy goals related to health and provide it with a voice in the international community.

Expected results:

  • enhanced global health security (maintaining a comprehensive outbreak alert and response mechanism supported by new international health regulations; responding rapidly and effectively in crisis situations);
  • accelerated progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals (reducing maternal mortality, improving child survival, addressing the global pandemics of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, promoting healthy environments, increasing access to essential medicines);
  • promotion of equity in health (strengthening health systems to reach the poor and disadvantaged); and
  • ensured accountability, by improving organizational effectiveness, transparency and accountability

Program Activity:
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions 15.9 17.6 17.6 17.6

Planned evaluations: N/A



Table 1.22: World Trade Organization (WTO)

Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA-The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

Name of Transfer Payment Program: World Trade Organization (WTO)

Start date: January 1, 1995

End date: N/A

Description: The purpose of this program is to pay the assessed contribution for Canada's membership in the WTO.

Expected results: The WTO provides the only multilateral forum for negotiating market access and other trade rules. It also provides the best forum for monitoring the implementation of obligations and commitments under various trade agreements, reviewing members' trade policies and practices, and discussing trade-related issues that inhibit the free, fair and predictable flow of trade. The WTO is the only organization offering a state-to-state dispute settlement system, whereby trade disputes are settled based on commonly agreed-on rules, rather than political or economic power. Through these agreements, WTO members operate a non-discriminatory trading system that spells out their rights and obligations. Each country receives guarantees that its exports will be treated fairly and consistently in other countries' markets. Each promises to do the same for imports into its own market. Canada has been actively involved in all areas of the current round of WTO negotiations, termed the Doha Development Agenda, and continues to work with other WTO members to advance these negotiations. Beyond the Doha negotiations, Canada participates in the accession negotiations for all countries seeking to join the WTO, as well as in the reviews of all WTO members, and is itself reviewed every four years (most recently in March 2007). Canada is also one of the most active participants in the WTO dispute settlement system.


Program Activity:
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions 6.5 6.4 6.4 6.4

Planned evaluations: N/A



Table 1.23: International Science and Technology Partnership Program (ISTPP)

Strategic Outcome: INTERNATIONAL SERVICES FOR CANADIANS-Canadians are satisfied with commercial, consular and passport services.

Program Activity: International Commerce

Name of Transfer Payment Program: International Science and Technology Partnership Program (ISTPP)

Start date: June 20, 2005

End date: March 31, 2010

Description: To increase the international competitiveness and prosperity of Canada by building stronger innovation, science and technology relationships with Israel, India, China and Brazil.

Expected results: Fostering the global networks critical to improved commercialization; access to the world's best facilities, equipment, talent and knowledge; and wealth creation resulting from increased Canadian production of innovative goods and services through international linkages.


Program Activity:
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contributions 4.8 5.3 5.0 5.0

Planned evaluations: February 2010

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Department of Justice Canada

Details on Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)

The principal objective of the Department of Justice Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs is to provide applicants, recipients, parliamentarians, and other stakeholders with information essential to identifying planned departmental activities that might have an impact on specific programs of interest.  More information can be found at http://canada.justice.gc.ca/eng/dept-min/tpp-ppt/index.html.

Strategic outcome: A fair, relevant and accessible justice system that reflects Canadian values

Program activity: A1 – Justice policies, laws and programs

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Aboriginal Courtwork Program (Voted)

Start date: April 1st, 1978

End date: March 31st, 2013

Description:

The objective of the Aboriginal Courtwork Program is to improve access to justice by helping Aboriginal people involved in the criminal justice system obtain fair, just, equitable and culturally-sensitive treatment. It is the only ongoing contribution funding justice program available to all Aboriginal people (adult and youth) regardless of status and residency.  The Program provides Aboriginal persons charged with an offence with timely and accurate information on their rights, obligations, roles and responsibilities at the earliest possible stage of the criminal justice process.  Services also include referring clients to appropriate legal and social resources in their community. Aboriginal Courtworkers serve as a “bridge” between criminal justice officials and Aboriginal people and communities, by providing information, cultural context, liaison and promoting communications and understanding.

Recipients: Federal contributions will be made to provincial governments to provide Aboriginal Courtwork services to Aboriginal persons (adults and youths) charged with an offence under any federal or provincial statute, municipal by-law. A province may authorize one or more agencies to deliver Aboriginal Courtwork services on its behalf.  All designated delivery agencies will be accountable to the funders. In addition, the new Projects in Support of the Aboriginal Courtwork Program component provide modest support for projects that further the mandate of the Program.

Expected results:

Culturally sensitive services are provided to Aboriginal people charged with an offence.


Program Activity: A1 – Justice policies, laws and programs
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants $0 $0 $0 $0
Total contributions $5,361,363 $4,911,363 $4,911,363 $4,911,363
Total Transfer payments $5,361,363 $4,911,363 $4,911,363 $4,911,363

Planned evaluations:

Summative Evaluation completed June 2008. National client survey planned for 2011-2012


Strategic Outcome: A fair, relevant and accessible justice system that reflects Canadian values

Program Activity: A1 – Justice policies, laws and programs

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Aboriginal Justice Strategy Fund (Voted)

Start date: April 1st, 1991 as Aboriginal Justice Initiative, renewed as AJS in 1996, 2002, 2007

End date: March 31st, 2012

Description:

The Aboriginal Justice Strategy (AJS) enables Aboriginal communities to have increased involvement in the local administration of justice and, as such, provides timely and effective alternatives to mainstream justice processes in appropriate circumstances.  AJS programs are also aimed at reducing the rates of victimization, crime and incarceration among Aboriginal people in communities operating AJS programs, and helping the mainstream justice system become more responsive and sensitive to the needs and culture of Aboriginal communities.

Recipients: a) bands, First Nations, Tribal Councils, local, regional and national Aboriginal organizations; b) agencies and institutions of regional/municipal governments; c) non-profit community organizations, societies, and associations which have voluntarily associated themselves for a non-profit purpose; d) provincial and territorial governments; e) individuals; and, f) for-profit corporations, so long as these corporations will not make a profit on the work performed.

Expected results:

  • A reduction in crime and incarceration rates in communities with AJS programs.
  • Safer, healthier Aboriginal communities where AJS programs are in place.
  • Increased Aboriginal community involvement in the local administration of justice.
  • Ability to track trends in Aboriginal community justice over time.
  • Mainstream justice is more responsive to the needs of Aboriginal people.

Program Activity: A1 – Justice policies, laws and programs
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants $29,105 $260,000 $260,000 $260,000
Total contributions $11,900,809 $12,240,000 $12,240,000 $12,240,000
Total Transfer payments $11,929,914 $12,500,000 $12,500,000 $12,500,000

Planned evaluations:

Formative evaluation planned for completion 2008-09

Summative evaluation planned for completion 2011-12


Strategic Outcome: A fair, relevant and accessible justice system that reflects Canadian values

Program Activity: A1 – Justice policies, laws and programs

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Access to Justice in Both Official Languages Support Fund (Voted)

Start date: April 1st, 2003

End date: March 31st, 2013

Description:

In June 2008, the Government launched the Roadmap for Canada's Linguistic Duality 2008-2013: Acting for the Future.  The Department of Justice supports the Roadmap through the Initiative in Support of Access to Justice in Both Official Languages.  This Initiative includes a consulting mechanism, a Justice Training Component to encourage young bilingual Canadians to pursue law related careers in justice that can be practiced in the other official language and a grants and the renewal of a contributions programme called the Access to Justice in Both Official Languages Support Fund (the Support Fund).

Objectives: In order to attain the objectives of the Initiative, the Department will invest resources into the Support Fund.  All projects and activities must respond to one of the following objectives:

  • Increase the capacity of the justice system and its stakeholders to offer justice services in both official languages. 
  • Increase awareness in the legal community and official language minority and majority communities concerning their rights and issues related to access to justice in both official languages.

Recipients: Canadian not-for-profit organizations.
Provincial and territorial governments, regional and municipal governments, provincial and territorial Crown corporations.
Canadian institutions/boards of education, including Centres for jurilinguistics.

Expected results:

Training priorities established following results of the nation wide needs analysis on training needs in both official languages in the area of justice. Coordination mechanism related to training is created and functional. 8 financial agreements concluded in terms of core funding from the Support Fund. 30% of financed projects will focus on awareness or knowledge. 35% of projects will have other sources of funding (other than from the Department). 5 projects will fall under the training component.


Program Activity: A1 – Justice policies, laws and programs
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000
Total contributions $2,742,845 $5,176,846 $7,175,846 $7,175,846
Total Transfer payments $2,792,845 $5,226,846 $7,225,846 $7,225,846

Planned evaluations:

Case studies in 2010-2011


Strategic Outcome: A fair, relevant and accessible justice system that reflects Canadian values

Program Activity: A1 – Justice policies, laws and programs

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Access to Justice Services – the Territories (Voted)

Start date: April 1st, 1997

End date: March 31st, 2012

Description:

The objective of the Access to Justice Services Agreements is to enable the territories to deliver access-to-justice-related services in the areas of Legal Aid (both criminal and civil), Aboriginal Courtwork and Public Legal Education and Information. They are contribution agreements between the federal government and Canada's three territories, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, and the means by which the federal government provides funding support for these access to justice services.

Recipients: Contributions will be made to those territorial governments that undertake to provide services to eligible persons and eligible young persons in matters relating to the overall objectives of the Access to Justice Services Agreements. The territories may authorize entities ("territorial access to justice services delivery entities") to provide services in these matters. In instances of court-ordered counsel in federal prosecutions, the recipient may also be a territorial access to justice services delivery entity.

Expected results:

Territories are enabled to deliver access to justice services (Legal Aid (criminal and civil), Aboriginal Courtwork and Public Legal Education and Information).


Program Activity: A1 – Justice policies, laws and programs
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants $0 $0 $0 $0
Total contributions $5,369,480 $4,856,593 $4,856,593 $4,856,593
Total Transfer payments $5,369,480 $4,856,593 $4,856,593 $4,856,593

Planned evaluations:

A summative evaluation of the Aboriginal Courtwork Program, which included the territories, was completed in June 2008.  An Aboriginal Courtwork client survey is planned for 2011-2012.   The Department will undertake an impact evaluation of its Legal Aid Program, including the territories, to be concluded by March 31, 2012.


Strategic Outcome: A fair, relevant and accessible justice system that reflects Canadian values

Program Activity: A1 – Justice policies, laws and programs

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Implementation of official languages requirement under the Contraventions Act (a.k.a. Contraventions Act Fund)  (Voted)

Start date: April 1st, 2002

End date: March 31st, 2013

Description:

The mechanics of the Contraventions Act includes the identification of federal offences that are to be considered “contraventions” and the establishment of a scheme to process these contraventions.  In 2001, the Federal Court was asked to clarify the extent to which judicial and extra-judicial language rights requirements were applicable in the context of the Contraventions Act.  The Court concluded that while the federal government is authorized to use the prosecution scheme of a province or territory to process federal contraventions, it must comply with all language rights requirements that would be applicable in the context of a federal prosecution scheme.  More specifically, the Court stated that any level of government that processes federal contraventions is, in fact, acting on behalf of the Government of Canada.

Following the Federal Court decision, the Department of Justice initiated the process of amending existing Contraventions Act agreements to include new provisions addressing language rights requirements identified in the ruling.  Such provisions are now also an integral part of all new agreements with other provinces. To support this process, the Department of Justice has received funding that is referred to as the Contraventions Act Fund.

Recipients: Provincial and territorial departments and agencies and municipalities designated by provincial and territorial governments as being responsible for judicial activities and for providing extra-judicial services in both official languages.

Expected results:

  • Increase capacity to offer in both official languages judicial activities and extra-judicial services in relation to the prosecution of federal contraventions.
  • The judicial activities relating to the prosecution of federal offences under the Contraventions Act respect the language rights found in section 530 and 530.1 of the Criminal Code and the extra-judicial services provided respect Part IV of the Official Languages Act.

Program Activity: A1 – Justice policies, laws and programs
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants $0 $0 $0 $0
Total contributions $4,652,900 $9,094,900 $9,094,900 $9,094,900
Total Transfer payments $4,652,900 $9,094,900 $9,094,900 $9,094,900

Planned evaluations:

2009-10: Technical Study of the Contraventions Act *

2010-11: Mid-term Evaluation of the Fund

2011-12: Summative Evaluation of the Fund **

* As part the research plan, the technical study includes the range of questions addressed, along with the methodology, budget and timeframe.
** The summative evaluation will be conducted over two years, 2011-2012 and 2012-2013.


Strategic Outcome: A fair, relevant and accessible justice system that reflects Canadian values

Program Activity: A1 – Justice policies, laws and programs

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Intensive Rehabilitative Custody and Supervision Program (Voted)

Start date: April 1st, 2002

End date: March 31st, 2013

Description:

The overall objective of this Program is to financially assist provinces and territories in providing the specialized therapeutic services required for the implementation of the Intensive Rehabilitative Custody and Supervision (IRCS) sentence [paragraph 42(2)(r) and subsection 42(7) of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA)] and other sentencing options applicable under the YCJA to serious violent youth offenders with mental health problems. It is expected that these services may reduce future violence in those convicted of the most serious violent offences.

Recipients: Provinces and territories

Expected results:

Through the contribution agreements signed under this Program, provinces and territories will have the capacity to implement sentencing options that involve specialized treatment programs to address the mental health issues of serious violent youth offenders


Program Activity: A1 – Justice policies, laws and programs
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants $0 $0 $0 $0
Total contributions $9,065,996 $11,048,000 $11,048,000 $11,048,000
Total Transfer payments $9,065,996 $11,048,000 $11,048,000 $11,048,000

Planned evaluations:

A summative evaluation is planned for 2009-2010


Strategic Outcome: A fair, relevant and accessible justice system that reflects Canadian values

Program Activity: A1 – Justice policies, laws and programs

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Legal Aid Program (Voted)

Start date: August 17th, 1971

End date: March 31st, 2012

Description:

The objective of the federal Legal Aid Program is to contribute to sustaining a national system of justice, that helps to ensure that economically disadvantaged persons have access to the justice system, through contribution funding in support of criminal, youth criminal justice and immigration and refugee legal aid services provided by the provinces (funding for criminal and civil legal aid in the territories is provided through the Access to Justice Services Agreements).

Recipients: Provinces

Expected results:

Provinces are enabled to provide legal aid services to eligible persons involved in serious criminal, youth criminal justice, and immigration and refugee matters.  As well, PSAT cases and federal prosecutions are not stayed due to lack of funded defence counsel.


Program Activity: A1 – Justice policies, laws and programs
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants $0 $0 $0 $0
Total contributions $119,827,507 $119,827,507 $119,827,507 $119,827,507
Total Transfer payments $119,827,507 $119,827,507 $119,827,507 $119,827,507

Planned evaluations:

The Legal Aid Program impact evaluation for the current five-year period is planned to be completed in fiscal year 2011-12.


Strategic Outcome: A fair, relevant and accessible justice system that reflects Canadian values

Program Activity: A1 – Justice policies, laws and programs

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Public Security and Anti-terrorism Legal Aid (Voted)

Start date: April 1st, 2001

End date: March 31st, 2012

Description:

The objective of the Program is to provide contributions to the provinces, territories and their legal aid delivery entities to cover their costs for persons eligible for legal aid and charged under the federal government’s anti-terrorism legislation.  This program is necessary given the federal government’s strong policy interest in national security and related legal proceedings.

Recipients: Provinces, territories or their legal aid delivery entities

Expected results:

Canada-wide legal systems that  are efficient, fair, relevant and accessible, and that  promote public confidence in access to justice


Program Activity: A1 – Justice policies, laws and programs
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants $0 $0 $0 $0
Total contributions $6,492,663 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Total other types of transfer payments $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Transfer payments $6,492,663 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000

Planned evaluations:

The Department will undertake an impact evaluation of its legal aid program, including Public Security and Anti-terrorism legal aid, to be concluded by March 31, 2012.


Strategic Outcome: A fair, relevant and accessible justice system that reflects Canadian values

Program Activity: A1 – Justice policies, laws and programs

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Supporting Families experiencing Separation and Divorce Fund (SF Fund) (Voted) 1

Start date: April 1st, 2009

End date: March 31st, 2014

Description:

The SF Fund is a key component of the Supporting Families Experiencing Separation and Divorce Initiative (SFI) which was announced by the Minister of Justice in September, 2008. The fund is aimed at facilitating access to the family justice system for families experiencing separation and divorce, through various services, programs, and information resources, particularly those that promote compliance with financial support and custody/access obligations. The Fund also supports projects that promote public awareness about family law reforms concerning parenting arrangements, child support guidelines and support enforcements.

Recipients: Provincial and territorial departments, agencies, or other organizations designated by provincial and territorial governments as responsible for child support, the enforcement of support orders and agreements and parenting arrangement programs and services are eligible to apply for contribution funding under the Family Justice Initiatives and the Pilot Projects components of the Fund.

Any of the following may apply for contribution or class grant funding under the Public Legal Education and Information and Professional Training component of the Fund:

  1. individuals;
  2. non-profit professional organizations, societies or associations;
  3. other non-profit organizations, societies or associations;
  4. educational institutions;
  5. private sector organizations sponsoring non-profit projects in partnership with federal, provincial, or territorial governments.

Expected results:

Increased compliance by parents with the terms and conditions of family law support, custody and access obligations.


Program Activity: A1 – Justice policies, laws and programs
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
1
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants $0 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000
Total contributions $0 $15,950,000 $15,950,000 $15,950,000
Total Transfer payments $0 $16,000,000 $16,000,000 $16,000,000

Planned evaluations:

No evaluation is planned for 2009/2010 (first year of the Initiative). The evaluation framework, performance measurement structure and evaluation plan will be developed in 2009/2010.

1 Note: Supporting Families Experiencing Separation and Divorce Fund will replace the former Child-centred Family Justice Fund which ends on March 31st, 2009.


Strategic Outcome: A fair, relevant and accessible justice system that reflects Canadian values

Program Activity: A1 – Justice policies, laws and programs

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Victims of Crime Initiative (Voted)

Start date: April 1st, 2000

End date: March 31st, 2011

Description:

The Policy Centre for Victim Issues (PCVI) administers the federal Victims Fund, which has a broad set of objectives that are intended to improve the experience of victims in the criminal justice system.  The Fund can be accessed by victim service providers, non-governmental organizations, provincial and territorial governments, victim advocates and researchers, as well as victims (Canadians who are victimized abroad, as well as CSC registered victims and their support persons to attend NPB hearings).

Recipients: a) individuals; b) national, provincial, territorial, municipal, Aboriginal, community or professional organizations, societies or associations; c) Canadian educational institutions/Boards of Education; d) International governmental and non-government organizations including bodies associated or affiliated with organizations of which Canada is a member, which have as their purpose victim advocacy, services, assistance or raising awareness about the impact of victimization; e) private sector organizations sponsoring non-profit projects; f) Bands, Tribal Councils and self-governing First Nations who are working to provide services and assistance to victims of crime in Aboriginal communities; g) provincial, territorial, municipal and regional governments and agencies.

Expected results:

  • Increased access to services for victims;
  • increased willingness of victims to participate in the criminal justice system;
  • increased awareness and understanding among criminal justice system personnel, service providers and victims of victim issues, legislation and
  • services available; and
  • reduced financial hardship for victims.

Program Activity: A1 – Justice policies, laws and programs
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants $850,000 $850,000 $500,000 $0
Total contributions $4,168,150 $7,958,000 $5,250,000 $0
Total Transfer payments $5,018,150 $8,808,000 $5,750,000 $0

Planned evaluations:

Case studies & final evaluation


Strategic Outcome: A fair, relevant and accessible justice system that reflects Canadian values

Program Activity: A1 – Justice policies, laws and programs

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Youth Justice Fund (Voted)

Start date: April 1st, 1999

End date: March 31st, 2010

Description:

The overall objective of funding under the Youth Justice Fund is to encourage a fairer and more effective youth justice system.  Funding is available to help promote and implement alternative approaches to youth justice practices.  Priorities are set annually based on identified gaps and emerging federal youth justice policies and priorities.  Additional resources have been provided to the Youth Justice Fund for two new on-going priorities - Youth Crime Prevention (Guns, Gangs and Drugs) and Youth Justice Anti-Drug Treatment Component.

A variety of activities are eligible for funding support under the different components of the Youth Justice Fund.  For example:

  • training/educational activities for professionals and service providers;
  • the organization and hosting of community meetings to create awareness of youth justice activities in a community and/or build support for a community-based youth justice initiative or workshops/conferences that encourage the sharing of information on best practices and lessons learned as provide opportunities for various sectors to meet and develop cross-sectoral solutions to support them in assuming effective roles;
  • demonstration projects that test an innovative approach to delivering youth justice services at any key stage of the youth justice process and/or targeted at specific populations or issues such as reduce the over-representation of Aboriginal youth in the justice system, respond to youth in the youth justice system with mental health issues including FASD, respond to gang involved youth and violent offenders or, respond to youth with illicit substance abuse issues; and
  • some components allow for research and evaluation activities to determine whether programs/activities are effective in dealing with youth in conflict with the law and/or are relevant for other regions/jurisdictions or which synthesize the results of existing research or which contribute to a growing awareness and recognition of promising practices and models for on-going or emerging youth justice issues.

Recipients: Non-governmental organizations, youth justice stakeholders, Aboriginal organizations and provinces/territories

Expected results:

Youth Justice Fund

The overall expected result is a fairer, more effective youth justice system

Short Term and Intermediate Outcomes

  • Increased responsiveness to emerging issues
  • Increased community involvement
  • Increased collaboration and knowledge development
  • More effective rehabilitation and reintegration of young persons
  • More integrated coordinated approach

Within the Youth Justice Fund framework, the Guns, Gangs and Drugs and Anti-Drug Component (NADS) have the following expected results:

Guns, Gangs and Drugs

  • Additional or enhanced programs aimed at preventing youth involvement in guns, gangs and drugs are being developed and used by the youth justice system
  • Targeted youth presented with a choice or alternative to guns, gangs and drugs.

National Anti-Drug Strategy

  • Enhanced capacity to plan/deliver a range of treatment services & programs to targeted populations

Program Activity: A1 – Justice policies, laws and programs
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants $453,130 $730,000 $730,000 $730,000
Total contributions $3,312,233 $4,275,000 $4,275,000 $4,275,000
Total Transfer payments $3,765,363 $5,005,000 $5,005,000 $5,005,000

Planned evaluations:

A summative evaluation is planned for 2009-2010


Strategic Outcome: A fair, relevant and accessible justice system that reflects Canadian values

Program Activity: A1 – Justice policies, laws and programs

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Youth Justice Services Funding Program (Voted)

Start date: April 1st, 1984

End date: March 31st, 2011

Description:

The overall objective of this Program is to support the policy directions of the Youth Justice Initiative. The specific objectives of the individual agreements are to support and promote an appropriate range of programs and services that: encourage accountability measures for unlawful behaviour that are proportionate and timely; encourage the effective rehabilitation and reintegration of young persons into their communities; target the formal court process to the most serious offences; and target detention and custody to the most serious offences.

Recipients: Provinces and territories

Expected results:

The contribution agreements will support a sustainable youth justice system that is capable of innovation and supports federal youth justice priorities.


Program Activity: A1 – Justice policies, laws and programs
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants $0 $0 $0 $0
Total contributions $177,302,415 $177,302,415 $177,302,415 $177,302,415
Total Transfer payments $177,302,415 $177,302,415 $177,302,415 $177,302,415

Planned evaluations:

A summative evaluation is planned for 2009-2010

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Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)1


Community Diversification program (voted item)
Start date: April 1, 2007 End date: March 31, 2012

Description: The Community Diversification program helps Quebec regions maintain and develop their economic activity base. A community’s vitality depends on its ability to develop, grow and thrive by building on its own assets. It has the following three objectives: fostering communities’ development and increasing their mobilization by drawing up visions and projects of local and regional scope; assisting communities through support for entrepreneurship and through creation or maintenance of viable enterprises; and increasing communities’ capability to attract tourists and skilled individuals.

Strategic outcome: Dynamic and revitalized communities that have a better socio-economic outlook and are developing their economic activity base

Expected results:

  • Communities are pursuing a development vision and implementing resulting initiatives.
  • Enterprises are contributing to community economic growth and maintenance.
  • Communities are recognized for their distinctiveness, brand image and outreach.

(in thousands of dollars) Forecast spending
2008-2009
Planned spending
2009-2010
Planned spending
2010-2011
Planned spending
2011-2012
Program activity: Development of communities
Grants 600 600 600 600
Contributions 70,232 94,303 93,063 95,527
Total transfer payments 70,832  94,903 93,663  96,127

Planned evaluations: An assessment of program implementation is to be completed in 2009, and an impact assessment of the program is to be completed in 2012.


Business and Regional Growth Program (voted item)
Start date: April 1, 2007 End date: March 31, 2012

Description: The Business and Regional Growth Program reinforces conditions conducive to the sustainable growth of regions and SMEs. It aims to help enterprises improve their performance, become more competitive and engage in more innovation to facilitate their sustainable development; support the transfer of technology and research outputs to enterprises; and create the right conditions to attract foreign investment and international organizations.

Strategic outcome: Presence of conditions favourable to sustainable growth and the competitive positioning of SMEs and regions

Expected results:

  • Assisted enterprises are using their strategic capabilities.
  • Products and services derived from R&D are being commercialized.
  • New enterprises and strategic capital investments are consolidating the economic base of the regions.
  • Competitiveness poles are being developed and consolidated.
  • Clusters or networks of enterprises in the same sector or region are better structured.
  • The innovation commercialization process is generating medium- and long-range social and economic spinoffs.
  • Competitive regions are attracting direct foreign investment and international organizations.

(in thousands of dollars) Forecast spending
2008-2009
Planned spending
2009-2010
Planned spending
2010-2011
Planned spending
2011-2012
Program activity: Competitiveness of enterprises
Grants 100 100 100 100
Contributions 62,360 63,708  69,232 69,232
Activity total 62,460 63,808 69,332 69,332
Program activity: Competitive positioning of sectors and regions
Grants 100 100 100 100
Contributions  37,341 19,240 8,654 8,654
Activity total 37,441 19,340 8,754 8,754
 
Total transfer payments 99,901 83,148 78,086 78,086

Planned evaluations: An evaluation of program implementation is to be completed in 2009, and an impact assessment of the program is to be completed in 2012.


Community Futures Program (CFP) (voted item)
Start date: May 18, 1995 End date: October 2, 2010

Description: This Canada-wide program provides support for communities in all parts of the country to help them take charge of their own local economic development. In Quebec, the CFP financially supports 57 Community Futures Development Corporations, as well as 14 Community Economic Development Corporations and 10 Business Development Centres.

Strategic outcome: Dynamic and revitalized communities that have a better socio-economic outlook and are developing their economic activity base

Expected results:

  • Communities are pursuing a development vision and implementing resulting initiatives.
  • Enterprises are contributing to community economic growth and maintenance.

(in thousands of dollars) Forecast spending
2008-2009
Planned spending
2009-2010
Planned spending
2010-2011
Planned spending
2011-2012
Program activity: Development of communities
Contributions 32,000 32,000 29,181 29,181
Total transfer payments 32,000 32,000 29,181 29,181

Planned evaluation: A summative evaluation of the program is to be completed in 2009.


Infrastructure Canada Program (voted item)
Start date: August 22, 2000 End date: March 31, 2011

Description: Within the framework of the pan-Canadian Infrastructure Program under Treasury Board Secretariat responsibility, a Canada-Quebec Agreement was signed in October 2000. The objective of this agreement was to upgrade urban and rural municipal infrastructure in the province and improve Quebecers’ quality of life. The Agency acts on behalf of the Government of Canada as the federal department responsible for implementation in Quebec. This agreement was amended in July 2005 to postpone to March 31, 2009 the deadline for disbursements under the ICP. Since December 2005, under the terms of the agreement, no more new projects may be approved under the program.

Strategic outcome: Dynamic and revitalized communities that have a better socio-economic outlook and are developing their economic activity base

Expected result:

  • Rural and urban communities have quality public infrastructure.

(in thousands of dollars) Forecast spending
2008-2009
Planned spending
2009-2010
Planned spending
2010-2011
Planned spending
2011-2012
Program activity: Infrastructure
Contributions 24,448 44,072
Total transfer payments 24,448 44,072

Planned evaluation: A summative evaluation of the program is to be completed in 2009.

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Environment Canada

Table 1: Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)

 

Contributions to support environmental and sustainable development initiatives

1. Strategic Outcome: Not applicable

2. Program Activity: Not applicable

3. Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions to support environmental and sustainable development initiatives

4. Start date: August 1999

5. End date: March 31, 2010

6. Description: The objective of this class contribution is to enable Canadian groups, associations and organizations to become actively involved in environmental and sustainable development initiatives while accommodating regional ecosystem and socio-economic considerations. Contributions enable recipients to plan, manage and complete environmental and sustainable development initiatives at the regional or ecosystem level. This funding also serves to increase awareness and understanding of environmental and sustainable development issues and to encourage environmentally responsible action.

7. Expected results:

- Reduced adverse human impact on the atmosphere and on air quality

- Understanding, and prevention or reduction of the environmental and human health threats posed by toxic substances of concern

- Conservation of biological diversity

- Understanding and reduction of human impacts on the health of ecosystems

- Conservation and restoration of priority ecosystems

- Reduced impact of weather and related hazards on health, safety and the economy

- Adaptation to day-to-day and longer-term changes in atmospheric, hydrological and ice conditions

 

 


Program Activity:
($ millions)
 
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Biodiversity and Wildlife Program 8.0 11.9 10.9 10.9
Water Program 3.0 4.9 2.7 2.5
Ecosystems Initiatives Program 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.9
Environmental Science and Monitoring Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Weather and Environmental Prediction Program 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.4
Chemicals Management Program 0.5 0.8 1.0 0.0
Legislation and Information Program 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.1
Clean Air Program 0.8 3.1 3.0 0.2
Total Contribution 20.1 28.2 25.1 20.0

Totals may differ between and within tables due to rounding of figures.

Planned evaluations: Program summative evaluation on-going (2008-09)

Habitat Stewardship Contribution Program

 

1. Strategic Outcome: Canada's Natural Capital is restored, conserved and enhanced

2. Program Activity: Biodiversity and Wildlife Program

3. Name of Transfer Payment Program: Habitat Stewardship Contribution Program

4. Start date: August 20, 2000

5. End date: March 31, 2009

6. Description: The Habitat Stewardship Contribution Program contributes to the recovery of endangered, threatened, and other species of concern, and prevents other species from becoming a conservation concern, by engaging Canadians in conservation actions to benefit wildlife; and enables non-government organizations, landowners, the private sector, Aboriginal organizations, educational institutions, community groups, and other levels of government to plan, manage and complete projects that will achieve the program goal.

7. Expected results:

- Supporting habitat projects that benefit species at risk

- Enabling Canadians to become actively and concretely involved in stewardship projects for species at risk that will result in tangible, measurable environmental benefits;

- Improving scientific, sociological, and economic understanding of the role stewardship has as a conservation tool;

- Securing or protecting important habitat to protect species at risk and support their recovery;

- Increased awareness and understanding among Canadians of the environmental impacts of their transportation choices

- Mitigating threats to species at risk caused by human activities;

 

 


Program Activity:
($ millions)
 
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Biodiversity and Wildlife Program 13.3 13.0 13.0 13.0
Water Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ecosystems Initiatives Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Environmental Science and Monitoring Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Weather and Environmental Prediction Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Chemicals Management Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Legislation and Information Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Clean Air Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contribution 13.3 13.0 13.0 13.0

Totals may differ between and within tables due to rounding of figures.

Planned evaluations: Program summative evaluation on-going (2008-09)

EcoAction 2000 - Community Funding Initiative

 

1. Strategic Outcome: Canada's natural capital is restored, conserved, and enhanced

2. Program Activity: Canadians adopt approaches that ensure the sustainable use and management of natural capital and working landscapes.

3. Name of Transfer Payment Program: EcoAction 2000 - Community Funding Initiative

4. Start date: 1998

5. End date: March 31, 2010

6. Description: Provide financial support to non-profit organizations to undertake environmental projects that yield positive, measurable results and increase public capacity and awareness at the community level.

7. Expected results:

- Support for and promotion of environmental improvements through funding to community groups undertaking action; outreach; and/or capacity building activities meant to address Environment Canada's priorities of climate change, nature, water quality and air quality

- Refocusing of financial resources and support for environmental activities that have measurable environmental benefits

- Increase in Canadians' awareness and capability to act in support of sustainable development, both as individuals and community members

- Successful community-based projects that support action, capacity building and outreach on priority environmental issues at the local and regional levels

- Measurable results that support the Government of Canada's climate change objectives, as detailed in the Climate Change Plan for Canada and the One-Tonne Challenge

- Support for the implementation of other priority activities in recovery strategies or action plans, where these are in place or under development

 


Program Activity:
($ millions)
 
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Biodiversity and Wildlife Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Water Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ecosystems Initiatives Program 4.6 5.0 5.0 5.0
Environmental Science and Monitoring Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Weather and Environmental Prediction Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Chemicals Management Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Legislation and Information Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Clean Air Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contribution 4.6 5.0 5.0 5.0

Totals may differ between and within tables due to rounding of figures.

Planned evaluations: A Summative Evaluation is planned to take place in fiscal year 2009-2010 for submission to Treasury Board in March 2011.

Contributions to support Canada's international commitments

1. Strategic Outcome: Not applicable

2. Program Activity: Not applicable

3. Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions to support Canada's international commitments

4. Start date: 1998

5. End date: March 31, 2010

6. Description: The objectives of this class contribution are to ensure that Canadian interests are represented in international environmental fora; to sustain and enhance Canada's participation in international multilateral and bilateral environmental organizations, agreements and protocols; to facilitate developing countries' participation in global environmental and sustainable development issues; and to build, strengthen and maintain Canada's linkages with the international community on global environmental and sustainable development issues.

7. Expected results:

- Reduced adverse human impacts on the atmosphere and on air quality

- Understanding, reduction or prevention of the environmental and human health threats posed by toxic substances and other substances of concern

- Conservation of biological diversity

- Understanding and reduction of human impacts on the health of ecosystems

- Conservation and restoration of priority ecosystems

- Reduced impact of weather and related hazards on health, safety and the economy

- Adaptation to day-to-day and longer-term changes in atmospheric, hydrological and ice conditions


Program Activity:
($ millions)
 
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Biodiversity and Wildlife Program 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6
Water Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ecosystems Initiatives Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Environmental Science and Monitoring Program 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3
Weather and Environmental Prediction Program 0.1 2.6 2.5 2.6
Chemicals Management Program 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Legislation and Information Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Clean Air Program 5.0 5.2 5.3 0.0
Total Contribution 6.3 8.7 8.8 3.6

Totals may differ between and within tables due to rounding of figures.

Planned evaluations: Program summative evaluation on-going (2008-09)

Grant to the Canada Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology

1. Strategic Outcome: Not applicable

2. Program Activity: Not applicable

3. Name of Transfer Payment Program: Grant to the Canada Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology

4. Start date: March 26, 2001

5. End date: June 30, 2015

6. Description: The Foundation will provide grants with conditional repayment terms to eligible recipients for the establishment of first-of-kind large demonstration-scale facilities producing next-generation renewable fuels. These facilities must involve both non-conventional technologies and non-traditional feed stocks and be built in Canada, using representative Canadian feedstock. Selection will be based on the technology's (rather than the plant's) potential for environmental and other (socio-economic) benefits.

7. Expected results: This grant will demonstrate the technological and economic feasibility of large-scale bio-fuels production. Such production will have improved environmental benefits such as reduced greenhouse gas emissions and will encourage the retention and growth of Canadian technology expertise and innovation capacity. Investing in more efficient and effective bio-fuel production will position Canada to become a world leader in the development and commercialization of next-generation fuels, and will be pivotal to increasing the renewable content of conventional fuels.


Program Activity:
($ millions)
 
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Biodiversity and Wildlife Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Water Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ecosystems Initiatives Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Environmental Science and Monitoring Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Weather and Environmental Prediction Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Chemicals Management Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Legislation and Information Program 12.5 12.5 25.0 25.0
Clean Air Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contribution 12.5 12.5 25.0 25.0

Planned evaluations: Program summative evaluation on-going (2008-09)

Contribution to the Harbourfront Centre & Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Initiative (TRWI)

1. Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contribution to the Harbourfront Centre & Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Initiative (TRWI)*

2. Start date: TWRI: April 2007 Harbourfront: March 2006

3. End date: TRWI: March 31, 2011 Harbourfront: March 31, 2011

 

 


Program Activity:
($ millions)
 
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
TWRI 84.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
Harbourfront 5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contribution 89.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

 

Totals may differ between and within tables due to rounding of figures.

* Responsibility for Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Initiative and the Harbourfront Centre was transferred to the Department of Finance in 2008-09; Environment Canada will continue to carry the responsibility for the 2008-09 reporting however, Finance Canada will assume 2009-10 and future fiscal years reporting requirements.

Freshwater Program

1. Strategic Outcome: Canada's natural capital is restored, conserved, and enhanced

2. Program Activity: Water program

3. Name of Transfer Payment Program: Freshwater program

4. Start date: April 1, 2008

5. End date: March 31, 2012

6. Description: Clean up of contaminated sediment in 8 areas of concern in the Great Lakes; clean up in Lakes Winnipeg & Simcoe

7. Expected results:

- Clean up of contaminated sediment in areas of concern in the Great Lakes: Niagara River; Detroit River; St Mary's River; Thunder Bay; Peninsula Harbour; St. Claire River; Hamilton Harbour and Bay of Quinte

- Establish and implement a science plan for Lake Winnipeg Basin and to fund projects that will reduce nutrients loads to Lake Winnipeg

- Clean up of Lake Simcoe by supporting projects to reduce phosphorus and other nutrients entering the lake

 

 


Program Activity:
($ millions)
 
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Biodiversity and Wildlife Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Water Program 3.5 10.9 13.2 9.7
Ecosystems Initiatives Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Environmental Science and Monitoring Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Weather and Environmental Prediction Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Chemicals Management Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Legislation and Information Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Clean Air Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contribution 3.5 10.9 13.2 9.7

Totals may differ between and within tables due to rounding of figures.

 

Planned evaluations: Program summative evaluation on-going (2008-09)

National Vehicle Scrappage Program

1. Strategic Outcome: Canadians and their environment are protected from the effects of pollution and waste

2. Program Activity: Risks to Canadians, their health, and their environment from air pollutants and greenhouse gas emission are reduced

3. Name of Transfer Payment Program: National Vehicle Scrappage Program

4. Start date: April 1, 2007

5. End date: March 31, 2011

6. Description: The National Vehicle Scrappage Program will provide incentives to entice Canadians to retire their old vehicles sooner. These incentives will promote sustainable transportation and will provide Canadians with an opportunity to take concrete actions to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

7. Expected results:

- Reduction in air pollutants by removing older, high polluting personal vehicles from the road

- Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by promoting alternative transportation alternatives

- Prevention of releases of toxic substances into the environment

- Reduction in smog-forming emissions

- Increased awareness and understanding among Canadians of the environmental impacts of their transportation choices

- Increased use of sustainable transportation alternatives which may result in further reductions of greenhouse gas emissions

- Increased responsible recycling resulting in the prevention of the release of toxic substances


Program Activity:
($ millions)
 
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Biodiversity and Wildlife Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Water Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ecosystems Initiatives Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Environmental Science and Monitoring Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Weather and Environmental Prediction Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Chemicals Management Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Legislation and Information Program 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Clean Air Program 10.1 35.1 34.1 0.0
Total Contribution 10.1 35.1 34.1 0.0

Totals may differ between and within tables due to rounding of figures.

Planned evaluations: The National Vehicle Scrappage Program is captured under the "Clean Transportation" theme of the Clean Air Horizontal Management Accountability and Reporting Framework, which includes an evaluation plan and a performance framework.

 

A third-party program evaluation will be conducted at the end of the program in 2010-2011 to assess overall effectiveness and efficiency of the program.

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management (AAROM)

Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy

Atlantic Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative

Aboriginal Inland Habitat Program

Aquaculture Innovation and Market Access Program (AIMAP)

Academic Research Contribution Program

Pacific Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative

DFO Small Craft Harbour Class Contribution Program

Small Craft Harbours (SCH) Divestiture Class Grant Program

 

 

Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management (AAROM)


Strategic Outcome: Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture — Conservation of Canada's fisheries resources to ensure sustainable resource utilization through close collaboration with resource users and stakeholders
Program Activity: Fisheries and Aquaculture Management
Start date: 2005-2006
End date: Ongoing
Description:
Launched in October 2004, the AAROM Program provides for Capacity Building and Collaborative Management initiatives that supports the involvement of Aboriginal groups, working together, to obtain access to technical, scientific and administrative expertise in order to facilitate their participation in multi-stakeholder and other decision-making processes used to manage aquatic resources and ocean spaces.

Aboriginal groups transition from Capacity Building into Collaborative Management.

Provisions of Contribution Agreements under AAROM may include:
  • establishing AAROM collaborative management structures or AAROM bodies;
  • accessing skilled professional, administrative and technical expertise from within the Aboriginal community or other external sources but excluding public office holders;
  • participating in aquatic resource and oceans management planning — through development of resource and oceans management plans and coordination of community input into the development of plans;
  • developing or providing input into the development of models, structures and processes to guide the interactions of external bodies and agencies with the respective Aboriginal group;
  • planning and holding consultation sessions with member communities on AAROM-related issues;
  • participating in various government technical committees and other multi-stakeholder fora;
  • developing, implementing and monitoring AAROM capacity building strategies;
  • developing enforcement capacity including Aboriginal Fishery Officers and upgrading the skills of Aboriginal Guardians;
  • collaborating in scientific research efforts related to aquatic resource and oceans management;
  • participating in and providing input to various aquatic and oceans resource policy and management processes;
  • undertaking scientific research activities to support appropriate watershed/ecosystem-based management efforts, including the collection and gathering of Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge (ATK);
  • conducting community outreach, stewardship and awareness activities;
  • conducting liaison activities with other relevant/interested parties;
  • developing protocols on ATK — dealing with new and innovative approaches to collect, analyze and integrate this information into environmental and habitat assessments and management practices;
  • ongoing program planning, administration and reporting activities of the AAROM Collaborative Management body; and
  • negotiations and implementation of related AAROM agreements (and associated protocols) for which DFO is a signatory.
AAROM is applicable in areas where DFO manages the fishery, and where land claim agreements addressing those matters covered under AAROM are not in place. Where the Aboriginal group has signed a comprehensive land claims agreement, and one or more of the matters covered by the AAROM Program are not dealt with in the agreement, the group would be eligible to apply for support in those matters not covered.
Expected results:
34 AAROM Agreements (23 Collaborative Management and 11 Capacity Building) with Aboriginal organizations involving approximately 330 member communities. These agreements allow Aboriginal groups to:
  • work together in relation to a watershed or ecosystem;
  • build capacity in aquatic resource and oceans co-management areas including aquaculture;
  • establish aquatic resource and oceans management bodies — or "aggregate bodies";
  • obtain access to skilled personnel and related support which allows them to participate more effectively in decision-making and advisory processes;
  • obtain access to commercial fishery opportunities (including vessels and gear); and
  • build fisheries catch monitoring and enforcement capacity.

 


$ millions Forecast Spending 2008-09 Planned Spending 2009-10 Planned Spending 2010-11 Planned Spending 2011-12
Total grants 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total contributions 0.0 11.1 11.1 11.1
Total other types of transfer payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer payments 0.0 11.1 11.1 11.1

 


Planned evaluations and audits
An evaluation was conducted on AAROM in 2008-09. This evaluation covered elements of a formative and summative nature. The valuation is scheduled to be completed prior to March 31, 2009.

Internal audits are conducted in accordance with TBS Policy on Transfer Payments and the Audit and Evaluation Directorate's Risk-Based Internal Audit Plan.


 

Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy


Strategic Outcome: Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture — Conservation of Canada's fisheries resources to ensure sustainable resource utilization through close collaboration with resource users and stakeholders
Program Activity: Fisheries and Aquaculture Management
Start date: 1992
End date: Ongoing
Description:
Launched in 1992, the Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy (AFS) provides for negotiated arrangements with Aboriginal groups around the harvesting, use and management of Aboriginal food, social and ceremonial fisheries and, where applicable, communal commercial fisheries.

In 1994, DFO introduced a commercial access component to the AFS, the Allocation Transfer Program (ATP). The ATP facilitates the voluntary retirement of commercial fishing licences and the issuance of communal licences to eligible Aboriginal groups in a manner that does not add to the existing effort on the resource.

Provisions of negotiated fisheries agreements under the AFS may include:
  • a harvest allocation to the Aboriginal group for FSC purposes;
  • terms and conditions pertaining to communal fishing licences;
  • enforcement provisions, including the training and engagement of Aboriginal Fisheries Guardians;
  • arrangements for the co-management and stewardship of fisheries resources and their supporting habitats, including the restoration and protection of species at risk;
  • co-management projects for the improvement of the management of fisheries generally, such as scientific research, stock assessment, fish enhancement and habitat management; and
  • communal commercial fishing arrangements including the transfer of vessels and gear as well as support for fisheries-related economic opportunities (e.g., demonstration fishery projects, aquaculture development, business planning support, etc.).
Where Agreements pertaining to the FSC Fisheries cannot be concluded between DFO and an Aboriginal group, DFO will issue to the group a communal fishing licence that establishes the terms and conditions of its FSC fishery.

The AFS is applicable where DFO manages the fishery and where a fisheries management regime has not already been established under a land claims settlement.

Expected results:
  • Increased integration of Aboriginal peoples in the commercial fishing industry.
  • Increased participation of Aboriginal groups in fisheries co-management activities.
  • Increased and more effective participation of Aboriginal groups in DFO/multi-stakeholder aquatic resource and oceans management structures and processes.
  • More collaborative relations among DFO, Aboriginal groups and non-Aboriginal resource users.

 


$ millions Forecast Spending 2008-09 Planned Spending 2009-10 Planned Spending 2010-11 Planned Spending 2011-12
Total grants 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total contributions 0.0 33.7 33.7 33.9
Total other types of transfer payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer payments 0.0 33.7 33.7 33.9

 


Planned evaluations and audits
The Evaluation Directorate of DFO will conduct an evaluation of the AFS, AAROM, program components of the IACMF in Fiscal Year 2013-14 using the common IACMF Evaluation Strategy contained in this document. The evaluation process will be undertaken in an integrated fashion to the extent possible using the IACMF Evaluation Strategy. The original objectives of each of the individual programs will be respected and examined and separate reports will be created for each Contribution Program.

Internal audits are conducted in accordance with TBS Policy on Transfer Payments and the Audit and Evaluation Directorate's Risk-Based Internal Audit Plan.

Audit completed in 2007 available at http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/communic/cread/audits/07-08/60285_e.htm.

Evaluation completed in 2007 available at http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/communic/cread/evaluations/07-08/60285_e.htm.


 

Atlantic Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative


Strategic Outcome: Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture — Conservation of Canada's fisheries resources to ensure sustainable resource utilization through close collaboration with resource users and stakeholders
Program Activity: Fisheries and Aquaculture Management
Start date: 2007-2008
End date: 2011-2012
Description:
The long-term goal of the Atlantic Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative is to continue to create positive conditions towards concluding longer-term DIAND-led arrangements for MMFNs. The immediate goals are to assist MMFNs to:
  • Enhance capacity in governance and management of MMFN commercial fishing enterprises;
  • Develop effective participation in sustainable, integrated commercial fisheries with a greater role in fisheries management; and
  • Help diversify existing fishing enterprises to support the full realization of economic potential of existing fishing licences.
AICFI has been developed to proceed along two separate paths of deployment. The first is through individual MMFNs where the individual First Nations can apply for funding for components of the initiative provided they have completed the prerequisite planning as per component requirements. This will allow First Nations the ability to personalize their development to their own needs and development schedule.

The second path of deployment is through associated aggregate bodies which may apply for funding to proceed with the development of the CFE Business Development Unit as well as co-management and various training and mentoring projects. Aggregate bodies will develop expertise that can be shared with individual First Nations which will provide smaller First Nations a larger voice within the commercial fishery as well as provide a higher value for dollar on mentoring and training sessions.

Expected results:
AICFI has developed an RMAF/RBAF which sets the performance measurement and risk management strategy to assist DFO management in the delivery of the program. The following results are expected for the participating MMFNs:
  • Sound (transparent and accountable) commercial fishing enterprise (CFE) governance structures;
  • Sound business management processes for CFE management and operation;
  • A Fisheries Coordinator mentored in areas of expertise required to meet the commercial fisheries business management needs of the community;
  • Fishing skills acquired through at sea mentoring or in-class training;
  • Fisheries Management System (FMS) in place for interested, eligible MMFNs;
  • Greater involvement by MMFNs in fisheries co-management; and
  • Increased ability by MMFNs to optimize existing access and achieve CFE profitability and sustainability.

 


$ millions Forecast Spending 2008-09 Planned Spending 2009-10 Planned Spending 2010-11 Planned Spending 2011-12
Total grants 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total contributions 0.0 9.6 11.6 11.3
Total other types of transfer payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer payments 0.0 9.6 11.6 11.3

 


Planned evaluations and audits
A formative evaluation of AICFI will be completed in 2009-2010 and a summative evaluation in 2012-2013.

Internal audits are conducted in accordance with TBS Policy on Transfer Payments and the Audit and Evaluation Directorate's Risk-Based Internal Audit Plan.


 

Aboriginal Inland Habitat Program


Strategic Outcome: Healthy and Productive Aquatic Ecosystems – the sustainable development and integrated management of resources in or around Canada's aquatic environment through oceans, fish habitat and species at risk management.
Program Activity: Habitat Management
Start date: 2004-2005
End date: Ongoing
Description:
The objective of the Aboriginal Inland Habitat Program (AIHP) is to assist Aboriginal communities in inland provinces (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and parts of Quebec) to develop their capacity for collaborative fish habitat management. AIHP endeavors to enhance the ability of Aboriginal communities, working together, to participate in decision-making related to habitat management regulatory and non-regulatory activities. Greater coordination with Aboriginal groups in inland areas on habitat matters should allow for more effective delivery of DFO's habitat management responsibilities. It should also help Aboriginal groups and DFO work more effectively to understand the implications and identify the impacts on First Nations of projects or proposals that affect fish habitat.
Expected results:
  • Collaborative management capacity, infrastructure, governance, processes and relationships in place with Aboriginal groups;
  • Capacity and standards are in place to support compliance and accountability;
  • Increased capacity of Aboriginal groups to participate in aquatic resources and oceans management at a broad watershed/ecosystem level.

 


$ thousands Forecast Spending 2008-09 Planned Spending 2009-10 Planned Spending 2010-11 Planned Spending 2011-12
Total grants 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total contributions 2,850.0 1,875.0 1,875.0 1,875.0
Total other types of transfer payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer payments 2,850.0 1,875.0 1,875.0 1,875.0

 


Planned evaluations and audits
None currently planned

 

Aquaculture Innovation and Market Access Program (AIMAP)


Strategic Outcome: Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture and Healthy and Productive Aquatic Ecosystems.
Program Activity: Sustainable aquaculture management
Start date: June 2008
End date: March 31, 2013
Description:
The Aquaculture Innovation and Market Access Program will help to create the conditions necessary for the success of the Canadian aquaculture industry. The Canadian aquaculture industry has expanded much more slowly than its international competitors due to the combination of a number of sector specific constraints including, among others:
  • Inadequate Canadian investment in innovation to support high sector productivity, competitiveness, expansion and advances in greener technology; and
  • Inadequate Canadian product certification and traceability investment to meet emerging market demands and expectations.
While these constraints are not solely responsible for the sector's slow growth, they contribute significantly to a poor business climate for aquaculture.
Expected results:
Catalyze private sector and other investment in the aquaculture sector that will:
  • Improve the competitiveness of the Canadian aquaculture industry by encouraging an aquaculture sector that continuously develops and adopts innovative technologies and management techniques to enhance its global competitiveness and environmental performance; and
  • Position Canadian aquaculture products as having high value in the market place based on their environmental performance, traceability and other considerations.
Contribution funding under AIMAP is intended to enable recipients to plan, manage and complete projects that will achieve DFO strategic outcomes. Annually, $4.5 M is allocated to innovation related projects and $200,000 towards market access projects.

 


$ millions Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total contributions n/a 4.7 4.7 4.7
Total other types of transfer payments n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer payments n/a 4.7 4.7 4.7

 


Planned evaluations and audits
None currently planned

 

Academic Research Contribution Program


Strategic Outcome: Support DFO strategic outcomes
Program Activity:  
Start date: 2004
End date: March 2009
Description:
Funding for academic research in support of DFO Science priorities
Expected results:
  • Increased academic research relevant to DFO strategic priority areas
  • Increased Scientific knowledge related to DFO priorities
  • Increased credibility of DFO Science within the academic community and with stakeholders

 


$ thousands Forecast Spending 2008-09 Planned Spending 2009-10 Planned Spending 2010-11 Planned Spending 2011-12
Total grants 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total contributions 700,000 582,000 252,000 140,000
Total other types of transfer payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total program activity 700,000 582,000 252,000 140,000

 


Planned evaluations and audits
Planned evaluations: 2008-09
Planned audits: 2008-09 (will be deferred by 1 year)

 

Pacific Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative


Strategic Outcome: Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture — Conservation of Canada's fisheries resources to ensure sustainable resource utilization through close collaboration with resource users and stakeholders
Program Activity: Fisheries and Aquaculture Management
Start date: July 2007
End date: March 31, 2012
Description:
On July 16, 2007, the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans announced the Pacific Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative, which is designed to support increased First Nations participation in integrated commercial fisheries, where all commercial harvesters fish under common and transparent rules, a higher standard of accountability for all resource users, and strengthened collaboration and cooperation amongst all fishery interests.

PICFI is a $175 million, 5-year initiative, developed to support the implementation of much needed reforms which includes the following four distinct yet integrated elements:

  • Increased First Nation Participation in Integrated Commercial Fisheries, BC-wide, in advance of treaties, through the Voluntary relinquishment of Commercial Licenses and quota to support First Nations self-sufficiency through economic development, build a foundation for future treaties and bring First Nations more fully into integrated management processes;
  • First Nation Capacity Building to support the development of First Nations commercial fisheries enterprises so that the commercial fishery access provided is effectively utilized and managed;
  • Fisheries Accountability Measures to support enhanced fisheries monitoring, catch reporting, greater enforcement and enable the development of a traceability system all fishery participants are confident that integrated management plans are being respected and that the fisheries resource is being managed in a sustainable manner; and
  • New Pacific Co-Management Models to establish new mechanisms for increasing the collaboration of resource users in commercial fisheries decision-making to facilitate joint problem-solving among interested groups and better achieve sustainable resource management approaches that meet conservation goals.
Expected results:
  • increased participation and benefits for First Nations in integrated commercial fisheries and related areas in advance of treaty;
  • establishment of First Nation owned and operated Commercial Fisheries Enterprises (CFE) operating with sound governance practices and structures.
  • new models of co-management supporting strengthened cooperation and collaboration amongst users, particularly around salmon;
  • a higher standard of reporting and monitoring, and strengthened enforcement levels.

 


$ millions Forecast Spending 2008-09 Planned Spending 2009-10 Planned Spending 2010-11 Planned Spending 2011-12
Total grants 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total contributions 0.0 38.9 32.5 26.5
Total other types of transfer payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer payments 0.0 38.9 32.5 26.5

 


Planned evaluations and audits
A formative evaluation will be completed in the autumn of 2009 and a summative evaluation in the autumn of 2012.

Internal audits are conducted in accordance with TBS Policy on Transfer Payments and the Audit and Evaluation Directorate's Risk-Based Internal Audit Plan.


 

DFO Small Craft Harbour Class Contribution Program


Strategic Outcome: Safe and Accessible Waterways
Program Activity: Small Craft Harbours
Start date: April 3, 2008
End date: March 31, 2013
Description:
The Small Craft Harbours (SCH) Class Contribution Program provides support for safe harbours for the benefit of present and future generations by maintaining the highest possible standards to Canadians. Funding assistance for the national network of harbours can be categorized into two main support areas:
  1. Harbour Capacity Building: Support of fishing industry infrastructure such as the building of new facilities, construction and maintenance and harbour development studies and/or other research and development activities.
  2. Operational and Capacity Support: Activities to support Harbour Authorities and Harbour Authority support organizations, including activities related to organizational capacity development, insurance coverage, training and professional development, conferences relevant to harbour operations.
Expected results:
  • Increased client satisfaction.
  • More timely response to environmental obligations.
  • Increased local economic development and reduced dependency on DFO.
  • Harmonization of services across harbours.
  • Strengthened and more sustainable Harbour Authority model.

 


$ thousands Forecast Spending 2008-09 Planned Spending 2009-10 Planned Spending 2010-11 Planned Spending 2011-12
Total grants 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total contributions 1,646.0 500.0 500.0 500.0
Total other types of transfer payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer payments 1,646.0 500.0 500.0 500.0

 


Planned evaluations and audits
Formative in 2010-11

 

Small Craft Harbours (SCH) Divestiture Class Grant Program


Strategic Outcome: Safe and Accessible Waterways
Program Activity: Small Craft Harbours
Start date: April 1, 2006
End date: March 31, 2011
Description:
DFO's program review commitments included the decision to dispose of recreational harbours and all derelict and low-activity harbours. These harbours are offered at nominal cost to other federal departments, provinces, municipalities, local non-profit organizations or First Nations. If there is no interest, the harbour is offered at market value. As a last resort, it is demolished. The Divestiture Class Grant Program provides those recipients who wish to acquire a harbour as soon as possible with a payment to accept the harbour "as is" in lieu of SCH undertaking any required repairs or improvements. The recipients are not obligated to use the payment for repairs and improvements. They must, however, assume full responsibility for the harbour and must keep the harbour open to the public for at least five years.
Expected results:
  • Reduction in the number of recreational, derelict or inactive/less active fishing harbours owned and operated by DFO at a cost saving to Canadians by providing funds directly to recipients rather than effecting repairs prior to transfer
  • Harbours will be divested quicker using the grant program compared to the regular divestiture process
  • The cost of the grant is less than the cost of DFO effecting the repairs
  • Safe and public access to the harbours will continue for a minimum of five years
  • SCH will be able to focus its limited resources on a smaller, more efficient portfolio of core fishing harbours

 


$ thousands Forecast Spending 2008-09 Planned Spending 2009-10 Planned Spending 2010-11 Planned Spending 2011-12
Total grants 2,300.0 500.0 500.0 500.0
Total contributions 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total other types of transfer payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer payments 2,300.0 500.0 500.0 500.0

 


Planned evaluations and audits
  • Summative Evaluation in 2011-12
  • Renewal audit in 2011-12

 

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Health Canada

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)

Contributions for Bigstone Non-Insured Health Benefits Pilot Project (Voted)

Strategic Outcome: Better health outcomes and reduction of health inequalities between First Nations and Inuit and other Canadians

Program Activity: First Nations and Inuit Health Programming and Services

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions for Bigstone Non-Insured Health Benefits Pilot Project (Voted)

Start Date: April, 2005

End Date: March 2010

Description: Administration and delivery of benefits with Bigstone Health Commission to registered Indians and recognized Inuit.

Expected Results: Improved access to quality well-coordinated culturally appropriate primary health care programs and services for First Nations and Inuit individuals, families and communities.


Contributions for Bigstone Non-Insured Health Benefits Pilot Project (Voted)
Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total Grants: 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Contributions: 8.82 8.82 9.12 9.12
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Transfer Payments: 8.82 8.82 9.12 9.12

Planned Evaluations: N/A

Contributions for First Nations and Inuit Community Programs (Voted)

Strategic Outcome: Better health outcomes and reduction of health inequalities between First Nations and Inuit and other Canadians

Program Activity: First Nations and Inuit Health Programming and Services

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions for First Nations and Inuit Community Programs (Voted)

Start Date: April 1, 2005

End Date: March 2010

Description: Community programs support child and maternal-child health; mental health promotion; addictions prevention and treatment; chronic disease prevention and health promotion services

Expected Results: Increased participation of First Nations and Inuit individuals, families, and communities in programs and supports and improved continuum of programs and services in First Nation and Inuit communities


Contributions for First Nations and Inuit Community Programs (Voted)
Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total Grants: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions: 236.06 240.85 168.82 168.72
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments: 236.06 240.85 168.82 168.72

Planned Evaluations: Children and Youth (CY) Cluster evaluation is underway. The final evaluation report is expected in May 2009

Contributions for First Nations and Inuit Health Benefits (Voted)

Strategic Outcome: Better health outcomes and reduction of health inequalities between First Nations and Inuit and other Canadians

Program Activity: First Nations and Inuit Health Programming and Services

Name of Transfer Payment Program:Contributions for First Nations and Inuit Health Benefits (Voted)

Start Date: April, 2005

End Date: March 2010

Description: A limited range of medically necessary health-related goods and services which supplement those provided through other private or provincial/territorial health insurance plans is provided to registered Indians and recognized Inuit. Benefits include drugs, dental care, vision care, medical supplies and equipment, short-term crisis intervention mental health services, and transportation to access medical services not available on reserve or in the community of residence

Expected Results: Access by eligible clients to Non-Insured Health benefits


Contributions for First Nations and Inuit Health Benefits
Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total Grants: 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Contributions: 147.64 139.81 144.71 144.81
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Transfer Payments: 147.64 139.81 144.72 144.81

Planned Evaluations: N/A

Contributions for First Nations and Inuit Health Facilities and Capital Program (Voted)

Strategic Outcome: Better health outcomes and reduction of health inequalities between First Nations and Inuit and other Canadians

Program Activity: First Nations and Inuit Health Programming and Services

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions for First Nations and Inuit Health Facilities and Capital Program (Voted)

Start Date: April 2005

End Date: March 2010

Description: Provides funding to eligible recipients for the construction acquisition, leasing, operation and maintenance of nursing stations, health centres, health stations, health offices, treatment centres, staff residences, and operational support buildings

Expected Results: Increase availability of health facilities, equipment and other moveable assets in First Nations and Inuit communities that support the provision of health services


Contributions for First Nations and Inuit Health Facilities and Capital Program (Voted)
Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total Grants: 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Contributions: 55.20 47.33 47.28 47.28
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Transfer Payments: 55.20 47.33 47.28 47.28

Planned Evaluations: N/A

Contributions for First Nations and Inuit Health Governance and Infrastructure Support (Voted)

Strategic Outcome: Better health outcomes and reduction of health inequalities between First Nations and Inuit and other Canadians

Program Activity: First Nations and Inuit Health Programming and Services

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions for First Nations and Inuit Health Governance and Infrastructure Support (Voted)

Start Date: April 2005

End Date: March 2010

Description: Governance and Infrastructure Support to the First Nations and Inuit Health System

Expected Results: Improved health status of First Nations and Inuit through strengthened governance and infrastructure


Contributions for First Nations and Inuit Health Governance and Infrastructure Support (Voted)
Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total Grants: 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Contributions: 196.85 216.20 166.88 159.66
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Transfer Payments: 196.85 216.20 166.88 159.66

Planned Evaluations: N/A

Contributions for First Nations and Inuit Health Protection (Voted)

Strategic Outcome: Better health outcomes and reduction of health inequalities between First Nations and Inuit and other Canadians

Program Activity: First Nations and Inuit Health Programming and Services

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions for First Nations and Inuit Health Protection (Voted)

Start Date: April 2005

End Date: March 2010

Description: Communicable Disease and Environmental Health and Research programs facilitate preparedness to implement measures in the control, management and containment of outbreaks of preventable diseases and improve management and control of environmental hazards

Expected Results: Environmental health risk management contributes to improve the health status of First Nations individuals, families and communities and improve access to quality, well-coordinated communicable disease prevention and control programs for First Nations and Inuit individuals, families, and communities


Contributions for First Nations and Inuit Health Protection (Voted)
Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total Grants: 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Contributions: 18.05 18.62 12.54 11.22
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Transfer Payments: 18.05 18.62 12.54 11.22

Planned Evaluations: Communicable Disease Control Cluster Evaluation is underway. The final evaluation report is expected in September 2009

Contributions for First Nations and Inuit Primary Health Care (Voted)

Strategic Outcome: Better health outcomes and reduction of health inequalities between First Nations and Inuit and other Canadians

Program Activity: First Nations and Inuit Health Programming and Services

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions for First Nations and Inuit Primary Health Care (Voted)

Start Date: April 2005

End Date: March 2010

Description: Primary Health Care services include emergency and acute care health services, and community primary health care services which include illness and injury prevention and health promotion activities. These programs also include: the First Nations and Inuit Home and Community Care; and the Oral Health Strategy

Expected Results: Improved access to quality well-coordinated culturally appropriate primary health care programs and services for First Nations and Inuit individuals, families and communities


Contributions for First Nations and Inuit Primary Health Care (Voted)
Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total Grants: 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Contributions: 121.83 124.10 125.46 125.46
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Transfer Payments: 121.83 124.10 125.46 125.46

Planned Evaluations: N/A

Contributions to the Organization for the Advancement of Aboriginal People's Health (Voted)

Strategic Outcome: Better health outcomes and reduction of health inequalities between First Nations and Inuit and other Canadians

Program Activity: First Nations and Inuit Health Programming and Services

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions to the Organization for the Advancement of Aboriginal People's Health (Voted)

Start Date: April 2005

End Date: March 2010

Description: To support the Organization for the Advancement of Aboriginal People's Health

Expected Results: Continued empowerment of Aboriginal peoples through advancements in knowledge and sharing of knowledge on Aboriginal health


Contributions to the Organization for the Advancement of Aboriginal People's Health (Voted)
Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total Grants: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions: 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments: 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0

Planned Evaluations: N/A

Grant for the Territorial Health Access Fund and Operational Secretariat (Voted)

Strategic Outcome: Better health outcomes and reduction of health inequalities between First Nations and Inuit and other Canadians

Program Activity: First Nations and Inuit Health Programming and Services

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Grant for the Territorial Health Access Fund and Operational Secretariat (Voted)

Start Date: April 2005

End Date: March 2010

Description: Grant for the territorial Health Access Fund and Operational Secretariat

Expected Results: Strengthened, integrated sustainable health promotion and illness prevention strategies; enhanced alcohol and drug services, programs, and treatment options; improved public health services and emergency preparedness and response measures and oral health; reduced frequency of acute care facilities utilization; enhanced application of e-health and tele-health solutions; increased out-reach services to outlying communities; improved health professional recruitment and retention strategies; improved access to specialized physician and diagnostic services; supported territorial-based education and training for health professionals and para-professionals; improved in-territory services to population groups with special needs; and enhanced medical travel information collection and collation capacity


Grant for the Territorial Health Access Fund and Operational Secretariat (Voted)
Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total Grants: 15.0 15.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments: 15.0 15.0 0.0 0.0

Planned Evaluations:N/A

Grant for the Territorial Medical Travel Fund (Voted)

Strategic Outcome: Better health outcomes and reduction of health inequalities between First Nations and Inuit and other Canadians

Program Activity: First Nations and Inuit Health Programming and Services

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Grant for the Territorial Medical Travel Fund (Voted)

Start Date: April 2005

End Date: March 2010

Description: To support the medical travel fund

Expected Results: Address the significant and immediate pressures facing the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut (the territories) in the area of medical travel expenditures offset a portion of the territories' medical travel costs; and enable the territories to redirect resources to alternative sustainable health reform initiatives


Grant for the Territorial Medical Travel Fund (Voted)
Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total Grants: 15.0 15.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments: 15.0 15.0 0.0 0.0

Planned Evaluations:N/A

First Nations and Inuit Health Services Transfer (Voted)

Strategic Outcome: Better health outcomes and reduction of health inequalities between First Nations and Inuit and other Canadians

Program Activity: First Nations and Inuit Health Programming and Services

Name of Transfer Payment Program: First Nations and Inuit Health Services Transfer (Voted)

Start Date: April 2007

End Date: March 2012

Description: To increase responsibility and control by Indian communities of their own health care and to effect improvement in the health conditions of Indian people

Expected Results: Increased control or accountability by First Nations communities of health care services


First Nations and Inuit Health Services Transfer (Voted)
Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total Grants: 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Contributions: 233.97 243.65 251.16 250.98
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Transfer Payments: 233.97 243.65 251.16 250.98

Planned Evaluations: N/A

Contribution for the Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Program

Strategic Outcome: Better health outcomes and reduction of health inequalities between First Nations and Inuit and other Canadians.

Program Activity: First Nations and Inuit Health Programming and Services

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contribution for the Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Program

Start Date: November 2006

End Date: March 2013

Description: to support the mental wellness of former IRS students, their families and communities, by providing: resolution health support services, delivered by Resolution Health Support Workers; Elder support; support during truth and reconciliation and commemoration events; research and communication activities in support of the mental wellness of former IRS students, and an overall increased awareness of and demand for mental health services available to former IRS students and their families during the resolution process

Expected Results: providing services which are sensitive to cultural and traditional Aboriginal practices, ultimately improving emotional and mental wellness of former IRS students as well as reducing the risk of crises and preventable death


Contribution for the Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Program
Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total Grants: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions: 18.2 7.2 5.4 5.4
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments: 18.2 7.2 5.4 5.4

Planned Evaluations:N/A

Grant to the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health (Voted)

Strategic Outcome: Accessible and sustainable health system responsive to the health needs of Canadians

Program Activity: Canadian Health System

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Grant to the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health (Voted)

Start Date: April 1, 2008

End Date: March 31, 2013

Description: The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) is an independent, not-for-profit agency funded by Canadian federal, provincial, and territorial governments to provide credible, impartial advice and evidence-based information about the effectiveness of drugs and other health technologies to Canadian health care decision makers

Expected Results: The purpose of the Named Grant is to provide financial assistance to support CADTH's core business activities, namely, the Common Drug Review (CDR), Health Technology Assessment (HTA), and the Canadian Optimal Medication Prescribing and Utilization Service (COMPUS). improved information available to decision-makers about the adoption and appropriate utilization of the most relevant and cost-effective health technologies; increased relevance and uptake of Canadian health technology assessment products and services, produced by CADTH and its partners to meet jurisdictional needs; guidance through the Canadian Expert Drug Advisory Committee to participating jurisdictions (all except QC) on whether, and under what conditions, to publicly reimburse drugs; and continued identification and promotion of evidence-based, clinical and cost-effectiveness information on optimal drug prescribing and use


Grant to the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health (Voted)
Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total Grants: 16.9 16.9 16.9 16.9
Total Contributions: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments: 16.9 16.9 16.9 16.9

Planned Evaluations: A requirement of Health Canada's funding agreement with CADTH is that an independent, comprehensive evaluation of the overall program is to be conducted approximately one year prior to the end of the agreement (March 31, 2013).

Health Care Policy Contribution Program (Voted)

Strategic Outcome: Accessible and sustainable health system responsive to the health needs of Canadians

Program Activity: Canadian Health System

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Health Care Policy Contribution Program (Voted)

Start Date: September 2002

End Date: March 31, 2013

Description: To support the federal government's interests in achieving an accessible, high quality, sustainable and accountable health system adaptable to the needs of Canadians. The contribution program will support efforts to stimulate and facilitate health care policy analysis and development to advance strategic thinking and policy options in priority areas. Current priorities include, but are not limited to: health human resources, patient wait times and autism. A summative evaluation will be completed no later than March 2012 to assess the success of and continuing need for the Program

Expected Results: reports, consultations, research and evaluation; educational models/tools and resources for health providers, health system managers and decision makers; innovative models for funding and delivery; innovative collaborations and/or coalitions; case studies and best practices; policy research documents; environmental scans, system and technology assessments; and increased evidence and knowledge base for decision-making in health care


Health Care Policy Contribution Program (Voted)
Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total Grants: 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Contributions: 41.80 46.05 32.71 32.71
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Transfer Payments: 41.80 46.05 32.71 32.71

Planned Evaluations: A mid-term review of the Program will be undertaken to later than March 2010 to examine and provide a status report on the implementation of the action items outlined in the 2007 Management Action

Named Grant to the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (Voted)

Strategic Outcome: Accessible and sustainable health system responsive to the health needs of Canadians

Program Activity: Canadian Health System

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Named Grant to the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (Voted)

Start Date: September 2002

End Date: March 31, 2013

Description: The Named Grant to the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) supports the federal government's interest (in an F/P/T partnership context) in achieving an accessible, high quality, sustainable and accountable health system adaptable to the needs of Canadians. It is designed to improve the quality of health care services by providing a leadership role in building a culture of patient safety and quality improvement in the Canadian health care system through coordination across sectors, promotion of best practices, and advice on effective strategies to improve patient safety The first five-year Funding Agreement with CPSI ended on March 31, 2008, and was renewed for an additional five years, starting April 1, 2008 and ending March 31, 2013. Health Canada has ongoing funding authority of up to $8 million per year for the CPSI Named Grant

Expected Results:CPSI will: provide advice to governments, stakeholders and the public on effective strategies to improve patient safety; perform a coordinating role across sectors and systems; promote best practices related to patient safety; and raise awareness of patient safety issues with patients and the general public through public education and reporting


Named Grant to the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (Voted)
Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total Grants: 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0
Total Contributions: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments: 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0

Planned Evaluations: The CPSI carried out an initial evaluation mid-way into its first five-year term (between October 2006 and January 2007). The CPSI will complete an independent evaluation during Fiscal Year 2011-2012 that is consistent with the performance measurement framework outlined in the Funding Agreement

Grant to the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer Corporation (Voted)

Strategic Outcome: Accessible and sustainable health system responsive to the health needs of Canadians

Program Activity: Canadian Health System

Name of Transfer Payment Program:Grant to the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer Corporation (Voted)

Start Date: April 1, 2007

End Date: March 31, 2012

Description: The Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control (CSCC) is a five-year plan with the following objectives: (1) to reduce the expected number of new cases of cancer among Canadians; (2) to enhance the quality of life of those living with cancer; and (3) to lessen the likelihood of Canadians dying from cancer. Health Canada is the federal liaison with the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, the not-for-profit organization responsible for the implementation of the CSCC, and is responsible for managing the five-year $250 million grant agreement with the corporation

Expected Results: the Partnership will become a leader in cancer control through knowledge management and the coordination of efforts among the provinces and territories, cancer experts, stakeholder groups, and Aboriginal organizations to champion change, improve health outcomes related to cancer, and leverage existing investments; and a coordinated, knowledge-centred approach to cancer control is expected to significantly reduce the economic burden of cancer, alleviate current pressures on the health care system, and bring together information for all Canadians, no matter where they live


Grant to the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer Corporation (Voted)
Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total Grants: 42.0 57.5 55.0 55.0
Total Contributions: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments: 42.0 57.5 55.0 55.0

Planned Evaluations: The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer Corporation will conduct an independent evaluation with respect to its achievements. This evaluation will be available no later than April 30, 2009. Health Canada will also conduct an evaluation in 2009-10 to assess whether the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer has advanced the public health objective for cancer control in Canada

Grant to the Health Council of Canada (Voted)

Strategic Outcome: Accessible and sustainable health system responsive to the health needs of Canadians

Program Activity: Canadian Health System

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Named Grant to the Health Council of Canada (Voted)

Start Date: April 1, 2004

End Date: March 31, 2008

Description: The Health Council of Canada (the Council) was established out of the 2003 First Ministers' Accord on Health Care Renewal to monitor and make annual public reports on the implementation of the Accord. In the 2004 Health Accord, First Ministers extended the role of the Council to report on the health status of Canadians and health outcomes. Specifically, the Council has four primary roles: (1) monitoring and public reporting on health care renewal; (2) monitoring and analyzing health care renewal, barriers and health outcomes; (3) highlighting innovation; and (4) engaging Canadians.

The Health Council is governed by its Corporate Members (F/P/T Ministers of Health except those of Québec and Alberta) and up to 27 governmental and non-governmental Councillors

Expected Results: Through monitoring and annual public reporting on the progress achieved in implementing the 2003 First Ministers' Accord and the 2004 Health Accord, the Council contributes to enhancing accountability and transparency in health system care reform


Grant to the Health Council of Canada (Voted)
Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total Grants: 5.3 10.0 10.0 10.0
Total Contributions: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments: 5.3 10.0 10.0 10.0

Planned Evaluations: The Corporate Members of the Council are undertaking a review of the Council's scope, mandate, role, objectives, effectiveness and continued relevance, as required by the Council's by-laws in the fourth year of each five-year mandate. Following the review, the Corporate Members will decide the future direction of the Council

Grant to the Canadian Institutes for Health Information (Voted)

Strategic Outcome: Accessible and sustainable health system responsive to the health needs of Canadians

Program Activity:Canadian Health System

Name of Transfer Payment Program:Grant to the Canadian Institutes for Health Information (Voted)

Start Date:April 1, 1999


Grant to the Canadian Institutes for Health Information (Voted)
Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total Grants: 78.26 81.746 81.746 81.746
Total Contributions: 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Transfer Payments: 78.26 81.746 81.746 81.746

Grant to support the Mental Health Commission of Canada (Voted)

Strategic Outcome: Accessible and sustainable health system responsive to the health needs of Canadians

Program Activity: Canadian Health System

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Grant to support the Mental Health Commission of Canada (Voted)

Start Date:April 1, 2007

End Date:March 31, 2017

Description:In Budget 2007, the federal government committed $130M over 10 years to establish the national Mental Health Commission of Canada, an arm's length, not-for profit organization designed to improve health and social outcomes for people and their families living with mental illness.

Expected Results: Over the course of this grant, the Commission is expected to develop a national mental health strategy, a knowledge exchange centre, and undertake anti-stigma public awareness and educational initiatives.


Grant to support the Mental Health Commission of Canada (Voted)
Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total Grants: 7.50 12.0 15.0 15.0
Total Contributions: 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Transfer Payments: 7.50 12.0 15.0 15.0

Planned Evaluations: The Mental Health Commission of Canada is required to produce an annual business plan that reports on progress made on mandated activities, and includes performance measures, a communication plan, and an environmental scan.

Grant/Contribution in Support of the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy (Voted)

Strategic Outcome: Reduced health and environmental risks from products and substances, and safer living and working environments

Program Activity: Substance Use and Abuse

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Grant/Contribution in Support of the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy (Voted)

Start Date: April 1, 2001

End Date: March 31, 2011

Description: A transfer payment program in support of the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy designed to develop and test tobacco cessation and prevention techniques and approaches and to transfer this knowledge to stakeholders with the intention of changing behaviour. Contributions are provided to support the provinces and territories as well as key national and regional non-governmental organizations and others in order to help build a strong knowledge base and ongoing capacity for developing effective tobacco prevention and cessation interventions. The grant portion of the program is designed to support international tobacco control efforts.

Expected Results: Supporting the attainment of a smoking prevalence rate in Canada of 12% by 2011 by: contributing to a reduction in smoking uptake among Canadian youth; contributing to the number of Canadians who quit smoking; contributing to the reduction in the number of Canadians exposed to second-hand smoke; increasing capacity in research and regulations; and contributing to the global implementation of the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control


Grant/Contribution in Support of the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy (Voted)
Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total Grants: 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50
Total Contributions: 13.96 15.76 15.76 15.76
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Transfer Payments: 14.46 16.26 16.26 16.26

Planned Evaluations: Summative evaluation of program including Grants and Contributions in 2010-11

Contribution to the Drug Treatment Funding Program (Voted)

Strategic Outcome: Reduced health and environmental risks from products and substances, and healthy, sustainable living and working environments

Program Activity: Substance use and abuse

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contribution to the Drug Treatment Funding Program (Voted)

Start Date: April 1, 2007

End Date: March 31, 2012

Description: The aim of the Drug Treatment Funding Program (DTFP) will be to provide the incentive (seed funding) for provinces, territories and key stakeholders to initiate projects that will lay the foundation for systemic change (reoriented ADTR funds) leading to sustainable improvement in the quality and organization of substance abuse treatment systems. At the same time that provincial and territorial governments are working to achieve these system-level efficiencies, five-year time limited funding (new funds) will be available for the delivery of treatment services to meet the critical illicit drug treatment needs of at-risk youth in high needs areas.

Expected Results: enhanced collaboration on responses to DTFP treatment systems issues within and among jurisdictions; enhanced P/T commitments to effect system change in DTFP treatment system investment areas; increased understanding of effective treatment systems' performance; increased access to evidence-informed practice information; increased P/T capacity to evaluate substance abuse treatment systems' performance; and increased access to treatment services for at-risk youth and for those living in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside


Contribution to the Drug Treatment Funding Program (Voted)
Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total Grants: 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Contributions: 10.16 26.03 31.23 34.34
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Transfer Payments: 10.16 26.03 31.23 34.34

Planned Evaluations: A Program level Performance Management and Evaluation Plan has been developed in collaboration with provinces and territories. An interim evaluation will be conducted by Health Canada in 2009-10. This interim evaluation will focus on DTFP program design and implementation progress and preliminary results. A final evaluation will be conducted in 2011-12

Contributions for the Drug Strategy Community Initiatives Fund (Voted)

Strategic Outcome: Reduced health and environmental risks from products and substances, and health, sustainable living and working environments

Program Activity: Substance use and abuse

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions for the Drug Strategy Community Initiatives Fund (Voted)

Start Date: April, 2005

End Date: March 2010

Description: The Drug Strategy Community Initiatives Fund (DSCIF) managed by Health Canada, provides support for Health Promotion and Prevention projects related to substance use and abuse. The DSCIF contributes to the achievement of the National Anti-Drug Strategy through the provision of financial assistance for initiatives that address a broad range of illicit drug use issues and the underlying factors associated with illicit drug use

Expected Results: a Call for Proposals for projects commencing in 2008-09 in line with the refocused Program under the National Anti-Drug Strategy (NADS); funding of a major strategic initiative under the NADS, entitled "A Drug Prevention Strategy for Canada's Youth"; and collaboration with the National Crime Prevention Centre on joint initiatives related to illicit drug use and drug-related crime


Contributions for the Drug Strategy Community Initiatives Fund (Voted)
Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total Grants: 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Contributions: 10.30 11.52 14.52 11.52
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Transfer Payments: 10.30 11.52 14.52 11.52

Planned Evaluations: A DSCIF evaluation is underway which includes case studies and validation of refocused DSCIF performance evaluation framework. This work will feed into the renewal of the Program's Terms and Conditions in 2009-10

Contribution Program to Improve Access to Health Services for Official Language Minority Communities (Voted)

Strategic Outcome: Accessible and sustainable health system responsive to the health needs of Canadians

Program Activity: Canadian Health System

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contribution Program to Improve Access to Health Services for Official Language Minority Communities (Voted)

Start Date: June 2003

End Date: March 2009

Description: The Contribution Program to Improve Access to Health Services for Official Language Minority Communities was launched in June 2003, following the 2003 federal budget and The Action Plan for Official Languages. The Program was approved for a five-year period (2003-04 to 2007-08) with a total budget of $89 million, and with ongoing annual funding of $23 million thereafter. The Program is managed by the Official Language Community Development Bureau, and provides funding to French-speaking and English-speaking official language minority communities in Canada under two areas: (1) Networking Support and (2) Support for Training and Retention of Health Professionals.

The Networking Support component provides funds for the establishment and sustainability of networks that will mobilize the capacities of institutions, health professionals and communities to encourage health stakeholders to deliver services in the official language of their choice; foster the development of solid, durable links between health sector stakeholders; mitigate the geographic dispersal of communities; and promote greater community engagement. These networks will facilitate information-sharing and resource development, which will lead to new ways of improving access to health services for official language minority communities.

Funding provided to Francophone minority communities under the Support for Training and Retention of Health Professionals component is meant to increase the number of practising Francophone health professionals in minority communities through improved access to available programs and the extension of such training across the country via participating educational institutions. This also includes media-based and distance training, and capacity-building within institutions that offer training to health professionals within Francophone minority communities.

The funds directed to support the training and retention of health professionals in Anglophone minority communities will promote professional training and language training in the official language of minority communities, particularly in the regions of Quebec. It will also support regional incentive measures for the recruitment and retention of health professionals, to encourage them to move to the regions or remain there.

In July 2007, the Minister of Health approved a one-year extension of the Contribution Program for 2008-09. This one-year transition period will allow current initiatives to continue while work is undertaken to renew the Program in the context of a new federal Action Plan on official languages.

Expected Results: increased satisfaction of Canadians in official language minority communities; improved access to health services in Canadians' language of choice; and improved health of Canadians in official language minority communities.

Specific Results by Program Component:

1) Networking Support component:

  • increased interaction and engagement between health partners and community members within official language minority communities.
  • improved use of existing resources and sharing of best practices;
  • implementation of information-exchange mechanisms between health partners and official language minority community members; and
  • increased commitment by health partners to improve health care services.

2) Support for Training and Retention of Health Professionals component:

  • increased capacity for training of health professionals within official language minority communities;
  • increased number of Francophone students enrolled in health professional training programs outside Quebec;
  • increased number of health professionals to meet the needs of official language minority communities;
  • improved quality and quantity of information on health care needs; and
  • improved quality and quantity of health care services available to official language minority communities.

Contribution Program to Improve Access to Health Services for Official Language Minority Communities (Voted)
Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total Grants: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions: 23.0 34.0 36.7 38.0
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments: 23.0 34.0 36.7 38.0

Planned Evaluations: The formative (mid-term) evaluation was approved by the Departmental Executive Committee - Finance, Evaluation and Accountability (DEC-FEA) on December 20, 2007. The summative (final) evaluation was approved by the Senior Management Board - Finance, Evaluation and Accountabilities sub-committee on November 12, 2008.

Assessed Contribution to the Pan American Health Organization

Strategic Outcome: Accessible and Sustainable Health Systems Responsive to the Health Needs of the Canadian Population

Program Activity:International Health Affairs

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Assessed Contribution to the Pan American Health Organization

Start Date: July 2008

End Date: March 2013

Description: Payment of Canada's annual membership fees to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

Expected Results: Canada's participation in PAHO promotes results aimed at improving and protecting the health of Canadians, enhancing global health security, and supporting global health efforts through the exchange of best practices, lessons learned and the provision of technical expertise in strengthening health systems and in building capacity. PAHO has an effective disease surveillance system at the country level which is used extensively to provide an early warning system for Canadian tourists and businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean. This infrastructure is essential to Canada's interests in being better prepared to respond to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.

Canada's influence and interests in the Americas region with respect to good governance, transparency and accountability are also advanced through our membership in PAHO, which provides a forum for the wider dissemination of Canadian-based values related to health and the provision of health-care, amongst others. Canada's membership in this multilateral organization also aligns with the Government of Canada's foreign policy objectives for the Americas which seek to strengthen our bilateral and multilateral relations in the region.


Assessed Contribution to the Pan American Health Organization
Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total Grants: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions: 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments: 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5

Planned Evaluations: The International Health Grants Prgoram calls for a mid-point review to be completed by March 31, 2010, and for a summative evaluation to be completed by december 2012. In addition, Health Canada regularly attends the three annual PAHO Governing Body meetings, the results of which are fully documented and widely disseminated to relevant Government of Canada Departments, Agencies and stakeholders.

Access to Safe and Effective Health Products and Food Information for Health Choices

Strategic Outcome: Access to Safe and Effective Health Products and Food and Information for Healthy Choices

Program Activity: Access to Safe and Effective Health Products and Food and Information for Healthy Choices

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Grant to the Canadian Blood Services (Voted)

Start Date: April 2000

End Date: Ongoing

Description: To support basic, applied and clinical research on blood safety and effectiveness issues through the auspices of Canadian Blood Services

Expected Results: Continued improvements to basic applied and clinical research on blood safety and effectiveness


Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total Grants: 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
Total Contributions: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments: 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0

Planned Evaluations: N/A

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Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Table 1 – Details of Transfer Payment Programs

1. Aboriginal Human Resources Development Strategy

Strategic Outcome: A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market

Program Activity: Skills and Employment

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Aboriginal Human Resources Development Strategy

Start date: April 1, 1999

End date: March 31, 2010 (See *Note)

Description:

Transfer payments made under the Aboriginal Human Resources Development Strategy are predominantly in the form of contributions to Aboriginal organizations. The Aboriginal Human Resources Development Strategy provides support to Aboriginal organizations to design and deliver:

  • Labour market development programs to assist Aboriginal people, including Aboriginal persons with disabilities, prepare for, obtain, and maintain meaningful and sustainable employment;
  • Special programs to assist Aboriginal Youth make successful transitions from school to work or to support their return to school; and
  • Child care programs.

Expected results:

To support Aboriginal organizations to develop and implement labour market, youth and child care programs that are designed to address the local and regional needs of Aboriginal peoples. This programming will:

  • Assist Aboriginal individuals to prepare for, obtain and maintain employment, thereby resulting in savings to income support programs;
  • Assist Aboriginal youth (a person normally from 15 to 30 years of age) in preparing for, obtaining and maintaining employment and in making a successful transition into the labour market, thereby resulting in increased employment; and
  • Increase the supply of quality child care services in First Nations and Inuit communities, thereby raising the availability of distinct and diverse services in these communities to a level comparable to that of the general population.

Program Activity: Skills and Employment
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total grants        
Total contributions 249.9 248.4 223.1 223.1
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 249.9 248.4 223.1 223.1

Planned evaluations:

The formative and summative evaluations reports will be presented to the Departmental Evaluation Committee in Summer 2009. A summative evaluation is planned for 2011-2012.

*Note: One year transition fund will be provided after this date, while the successor program will be developed.

2. Aboriginal Skills and Employment Partnership

Strategic Outcome: A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market

Program Activity: Skills and Employment

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Aboriginal Skills and Employment Partnership

Start date: October 3, 2003

End date: March 31, 2012

Description:

The Aboriginal Skills and Employment Partnership initiative is a targeted Aboriginal skills development program designed to promote maximum employment for Aboriginal people on major economic developments through a collaborative partnership approach. It is designed to address a broad spectrum of skills and learning needs and provide access to jobs.

Expected results:

The overall objectives of the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Partnership initiative:

  • Sustainable employment for Aboriginal people leading to lasting benefits for Aboriginal communities, families and individuals;
  • Promote maximum employment for Aboriginal people on major economic developments through a collaborative partnership approach;
  • Increased skill levels in the Aboriginal workforce;
  • Increased direct and indirect employment for Aboriginals across Canada;
  • Decreased Aboriginal unemployment and dependency on social assistance;
  • Improved skill levels (i.e. literacy, numeracy, computer skills, post-secondary certification);
  • Increased Aboriginal business opportunities;
  • A more diversified workforce within communities.

Program Activity: Skills and Employment
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total grants        
Total contributions 25.2 43.8 88.0 42.2
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 25.2 43.8 88.0 42.2

Planned evaluations:

The formative and summative evaluation final reports will be presented to the Departmental Evaluation Committee in Spring 2009.

3. Youth Employment Strategy

Strategic Outcome: A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market

Program Activity: Skills and Employment

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Youth Employment Strategy

Start date: April 1, 2003

End date: Ongoing

Description:

Transfer payments made under the Youth Employment Strategy are predominantly in the form of contributions from participating departments for wage subsidies for participant youth; or for the development and delivery of youth support services. Such support services include client assessment, case management services and the provision of employability tools, which intend to help participants acquire needed skills. Transfer payments contribute directly to the program objectives by encouraging organizations to create meaningful, skill-enhancing, opportunities for youth.

Expected results:

  • Creation of employment and service initiatives for youth through partnerships with business, labour, industry, not-for-profit and voluntary organizations, Aboriginal and rural remote communities, and other levels of government.
  • The common key results commitments for all initiatives receiving funding under the Youth Employment Strategy are:
    • Youth clients will be served through work experiences or tailored interventions; and
    • A portion of youth participants will return to school to further their education/skills development and/or become employed or self-employed.

Program Activity: Skills and Employment
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total grants 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Total contributions 239.5 236.7 249.5 239.5
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 239.6 236.8 249.6 239.6

Planned evaluations:

The summative evaluation final report will be presented to the Departmental Evaluation Committee in Summer 2009.

4. Targeted Initiative for Older Workers

Strategic Outcome: A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market

Program Activity: Skills and Employment

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Targeted Initiative for Older Workers

Start date: October 17, 2006

End date: March 31, 2012

Description:

The Targeted Initiative for Older Workers is a federal-provincial/territorial cost-shared initiative providing support to unemployed older workers in communities affected by significant downsizing or closures, and/or ongoing high unemployment, through programming aimed at reintegrating them into employment. In situations where there is little likelihood of immediate employment, programming may be aimed at increasing the employability of older workers and ensuring they remain active and productive labour market participants while their communities undergo adjustment.

Provinces and territories are responsible for identifying affected communities to target for activities, design and delivery of projects, and monitoring and reporting on projects.

To be eligible to participate in the Initiative, older workers must be unemployed, legally entitled to work in Canada, lack skills needed for successful integration into new employment, live in an eligible community, and normally be aged 55-64.

Projects must include employment assistance activities, such as résumé writing, interview techniques, counselling and job finding clubs, and at least two other employability improvement activities such as prior learning assessment, skills training, work experience, or assistance to start a small business. As well, they must offer income support to participants in the form of allowances, wages or wage subsidies, and involve at least 25 hours per week of activity for participants.

Where possible and appropriate, activities will support community economic development strategies and activities. As an example, skills development activities may prepare participants for emerging employment opportunities. Projects may not be funded in cities or towns with a population greater than 250,000.

Expected results:

The shared outcomes of partners are to help unemployed older workers reintegrate into employment. Where there is little likelihood of immediate employment, outcomes would be to increase their employability, and assist them to remain active and productive in the labour market while their communities undergo adjustment.


Program Activity: Skills and Employment
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total grants        
Total contributions 23.1 56.6 48.4 48.8
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 23.1 56.6 48.4 48.8

Planned evaluations:

The formative evaluation final report will be presented to the Departmental Evaluation Committee in Fall 2009.
The summative evaluation is planned for 2010-2011.

5. Enabling Fund for Official Language Minority Communities

Strategic Outcome: A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market

Program Activity: Skills and Employment

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Enabling Fund for Official Language Minority Communities

Start date: April 1, 2005

End date: March 31, 2013

Description:

The objective of the Enabling Fund is to enhance the development and vitality of the official language minority communities by strengthening capacity in the areas of community economic and human resource development and by promoting partnerships at all levels. The Enabling Fund provides funding to Official Language Minority Communities designated organizations, the Réseaux de développement économique et d'employabilité and Community Economic Development and Employability Committees through contribution agreements, so that these organizations can plan, develop and manage community projects and access additional funding for these projects.

Contributions can be made under the Enabling Fund for the Official Language Minority Communities to support activities such as:

  • Meeting of the National Committees to develop strategic joint plans and manage implementation;
  • Holding meetings to share information and coordinate activities;
  • Coordinate research on socio-economics in Official Language Minority Communities; and
  • Market/Promote the Enabling Fund Program.

Expected results:

  • Contribution recipients are informed and contribute to knowledge building and program/policy issues;
  • Knowledge shared among federal partners, contribution recipients and Official Language Minority Communities
  • Ongoing integration of Official Language Minority Community - economic and human resources issues in government’s policy/program development;
  • Contribution recipients continue to develop and implement effective community plans and projects with concrete results; and
  • Contribute to sustainable collaboration across federal institutions and with Official Language Minority Community stakeholders

Program Activity: Skills and Employment
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total grants        
Total contributions 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0

Planned evaluations:

The formative evaluation completed final report will be presented to the Departmental Evaluation Committee in Summer 2009. A summative evaluation is planned for completion in 2010-2011.

6. Labour Market Agreements for Persons with Disabilities

Strategic Outcome: A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market

Program Activity: Skills and Employment

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Labour Market Agreements for Persons with Disabilities

Start date: April 1, 2004

End date: Ongoing

Description:

Under the Multilateral Framework for Labour Market Agreements for Persons with Disabilities, transfers to provinces are made as ‘other transfer payments’. The Government of Canada contributes 50 percent of the costs incurred by provinces for funded programs and services up to the amount of the federal allocation identified in each bilateral agreement.

Expected results:

The goal of the Labour Market Agreements for Persons with Disabilities is to improve the employment situation of Canadians with disabilities, by enhancing their employability, increasing the employment opportunities available to them, and building on their existing knowledge base.

Reporting under the Agreements will include selected societal indicators (employment income, educational attainment and employment rate of working age people with disabilities) and the following program indicators:

  • number of participants in programs and services;
  • number of participants completing a program or service where there is a specific start and end point to the intervention; and
  • number of participants who were assisted in obtaining and maintaining employment where the program or service supported the activity.

Program Activity: Skills and Employment
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total grants        
Total contributions        
Total other types of transfer payments 222.0 217.1 222.0 222.0
Total Transfer payments 222.0 217.1 222.0 222.0

Planned evaluations:

The evaluation report of the Labour Market Agreement for Persons with Disabilities Manitoba will be presented to the Departmental Evaluation Committee in Summer 2009.

7. Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

Strategic Outcome: A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market

Program Activity: Skills and Employment

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

Start date: April 1, 2007

End date: Ongoing

Description:

Transfer payments made under the Opportunities Fund are in the form of contribution agreements to individuals, businesses, not-for-profit organizations and other levels of government. Transfer payments contribute directly to the program objectives by assisting unemployed persons with disabilities who are not normally eligible for Employment Insurance Part II Employment Programs to find, prepare for and maintain employment or become self-employed. Effective and innovative activities are supported, but not limited to, the following:

  • encouraging employers to provide individuals with work opportunities and experience;
  • working in partnership with organizations for people with disabilities to address barriers to an individual's labour market participation;
  • helping individuals increase their employment skill level; and
  • helping individuals to start their own business.

For more information about this program, please visit
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/en/disability_issues/funding_programs/opportunities_fund/index.shtml

Expected results:

  • People with disabilities have enhanced their employability by completing an Opportunities Fund intervention;
  • People with disabilities obtained employment or self-employment or sought further skills upgrading following Opportunities Fund programming; and
  • People with disabilities have increased earned income levels and reduced their dependence on passive income support.

Program Activity: Skills and Employment
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total grants        
Total contributions 26.8 26.7 26.8 26.8
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 26.8 26.7 26.8 26.8

Planned evaluations:

The summative evaluation final report will be presented to the Departmental Evaluation Committee by Summer 2009.

8. Labour Market Agreements

Strategic Outcome: A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market

Program Activity: Skills and Employment

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Labour Market Agreements

Start date: April 1, 2008

End date: March 31, 2014

Description:

In Advantage Canada, the Government of Canada set out the goal to create "the best educated, most skilled and most flexible workforce in the world." In Budget 2007, the Government of Canada delivered on this commitment through a New Labour Market Architecture, which included new, six-year bilateral Labour Market Agreements with the provinces and territories supported by $500M / year of new federal investments to address key labour market challenges at local and regional levels. Labour Market Agreements have been signed with 9 provinces as of September 2008, and these provinces are proceeding with implementation in 2008-2009.

The Labour Market Agreements are intended to increase labour force participation of under-represented groups, ensure that Canadians have the right skills to compete, and encourage employers to provide more training to their workers. The Labour Market Agreements will provide labour market training to unemployed Canadians who are not eligible for Employment Insurance and therefore unable to access programs under Part II of the Employment Insurance Act. In addition to Employment Insurance eligible unemployed, the Labour Market Agreements will also be available to workers with low skills, including those who lack literacy and essential skills.

In response to the global economic downturn, Budget 2009 announced additional support for workers through the new Strategic Training and Investment Fund, $500M over two years to be administered through Labour Market Agreements and $1B over two years in additional funds to flow through Labour Market Development Agreements.

Expected results:

The Labour Market Agreements include a robust accountability framework to allow the Government of Canada to measure results against policy objectives and demonstrate value for money to Canadians. Reporting under the Agreements will include following indicators:

Eligible Client indicators:

  • Total number of eligible clients served/in training by employment status (employed, unemployed, self-employed);
  • Education level of eligible clients prior to intervention;
  • Number of eligible clients served in an intervention by designated client group (Aboriginal peoples, immigrants, older workers, persons with disabilities, women, and youth).

Service Delivery Indicators:

  • Number of Eligible Clients participating in interventions by intervention type;
  • Proportion of Eligible Clients "satisfied" with service received upon completion of the intervention.

Eligible Client Outcome and Impact Indicators:

  • Proportion of Eligible Clients who have completed their intervention, by intervention type;
  • Proportion of Eligible Clients 3 months and 12 months after leaving the intervention;
  • Number of Eligible Clients who have earned credentials or certification through participation in the intervention;
  • Average hourly earnings of Eligible Clients following the intervention;
  • Proportion of Eligible Clients who, 3 months and 12 months after leaving the intervention, indicate their training helped prepare them for future employment.

Program Activity: Skills and Employment
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total grants        
Total contributions        
Total other types of transfer payments 483.0 501.3 505.9 505.7
Total Transfer payments 483.0 501.3 505.9 505.7

Planned evaluations:

Planning in progress – timelines for evaluation studies to be determined.

9. Sector Council Program

Strategic Outcome: A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market

Program Activity: Skills and Employment

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Sector Council Program

Start date: April 1, 2002

End date: Ongoing

Description:

Sector Councils are formal, national partnerships of businesses and workers that address human resources and workplace skills development on a sectoral basis (“Sectoral” refers to a defined area of economic activity, as in a sector of the Canadian economy). Since there are many sectors of the economy that are not defined in pure industrial terms, the term “sectoral” is the encompassing term used to represent those economic sectors of the Canadian economy in which sector councils work). Contribution payments under the Sector Council Program support infrastructure, as well as research and project based activities proposed by Sector Councils and other national organizations (sector-like) working on skills and learning issues.

Sector Council Program supports sector council activities that include:

  • Labour market forecasting and analysis;
  • National occupational standards;
  • Curriculum tailored to industry needs;
  • Skills development tools, including e-learning;
  • Literacy and essential skills initiatives;
  • Integration of foreign trained workers; and
  • Targeted recruitment and retention initiatives.

Expected results:

In the short-term, the Sector Council Program and Sector Councils will continue to work in partnership in order to:

  • develop new and innovative solutions to human resources and skills issues by
    • increasing understanding of skills, occupational needs and labour market issues;
    • increasing availability and use of products and services to help industry address their HR issues;
    • enhancing labour market transition (facilitating labour market entry and career progression); and
    • Increased industry investments in skills development to promote a quality workforce.
  • address current and emerging skills and HR issues by:
    • increasing sectoral capacity - by sharing best practices and innovative ideas between councils and across sectors and industries;
    • encouraging learning systems to be more responsive to the labour market - by developing curricula that reflects the skills and competencies required by employers in Canada's labour market ; and,
    • promoting the workplace as a learning place - by encouraging employers to increase investments in workplace learning for their employees.

Program Activity: Skills and Employment
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total grants        
Total contributions 28.3 27.0 28.7 27.4
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 28.3 27.0 28.7 27.4

Planned evaluations:

The summative evaluation final report will be presented to the Departmental Evaluation Committee in Spring 2009. A summative evaluation is also planned for 2011-2012.

10. Apprenticeship Incentive Grant

Strategic Outcome: A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market

Program Activity: Skills and Employment

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Apprenticeship Incentive Grant

Start date: January 1, 2007

End date: Ongoing

Description:

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant aims to promote access to apprenticeships and improve labour mobility by providing a $1,000 grant to registered apprentices in the Red Seal trades. This taxable cash grant is designed to reward advancement in the first two years of an apprenticeship program in one of the Red Seal trades, building momentum for apprentices to complete their programs and receive their Red Seal endorsement. Registered apprentices who completed their first or second year of their apprenticeship program in a Red Seal trade designated in the province/territory where they are registered as an apprentice, on or after January 1, 2007, are eligible to apply.

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant provides an incentive for more Canadians to pursue apprenticeships and, taken together with the Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit for employers and the Tradesperson’s Tool Deduction, is intended to meet the future need for skilled trades people that is crucial to the sustained growth of the economy. By focusing on the Red Seal trades, for which there are national occupational and training standards, the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant will also support inter-provincial mobility.

Expected results:

The Grant has been designed to meet the following objectives:

  • To increase access to apprenticeships in the Red Seal Program trades by helping apprentices to cover expenses such as the purchase of tools and other materials required for learning on-the-job and travel expenses associated with classroom training;
  • To encourage the apprentice's progression through the technical and on-the-job training requirements in the early years of their apprenticeship program, thus building the momentum towards certification; and
  • To promote inter-provincial mobility by increasing the number of apprentices remaining in the Red Seal trades and getting their Red Seal.

Program Activity: Skills and Employment
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total grants 99.0 62.4 113.0 113.0
Total contributions        
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 99.0 62.4 113.0 113.0

Planned evaluations:

The formative evaluation final report will be presented to the Departmental Evaluation Committee in Summer 2009. A summative evaluation is planned for 2010-2011.

11. Literacy and Essential Skills

Strategic Outcome: A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market

Program Activity: Skills and Employment

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Literacy and Essential Skills

Start date: April 1, 2006

End date: March 31, 2011

Description:

The Office of Literacy and Essential Skills works to improve the literacy and essential skills of adult Canadians. The Office of Literacy and Essential Skills has a particular focus on the workplace since research has shown that the majority of Canadians with low literacy and essential skills are already in the labour market. The Office of Literacy and Essential Skills also recognizes that workplaces, communities and families are interconnected and that strengthening literacy and essential skills in one area of an individual’s life will have an effect in all areas.

The Office of Literacy and Essential Skills develops and maintains partnerships within Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, with other federal departments, provincial and territorial governments, employers, industry and community organizations, playing an indirect role by:

  • Influencing the policies and activities of others; and
  • Leveraging funding to improve opportunities for adults.

The Office of Literacy and Essential Skills does this through three business lines:

  1. Knowledge generation – understanding what works
  2. Tool development – practical tools and supports
  3. Outreach – dissemination of expertise

The Office of Literacy and Essential Skills delivers the Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program, a non-statutory Grants and Contributions program funded through the Consolidated Revenue Fund, which promotes lifelong learning by facilitating the creation of opportunities for Canadians to acquire the learning, literacy and essential skills they need to participate in a knowledge-based economy and society.

Expected results:

The expected ultimate outcomes of the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills are:

  • Adult Canadians have the literacy and essential skills they need to get a job;
  • Adult Canadians have the literacy and essential skills they need to adapt and succeed in the labour market;
  • Adult Canadians have the literacy and essential skills they need to contribute to their communities and families.

The expected intermediate outcomes are:

  • Literacy and essential skills are integrated into federal programs and policies;
  • Literacy and essential skills are integrated into training;
  • Partners’ policies and programs address literacy and essential skills needs.

The expected direct outcomes are:

  • The importance of literacy and essential skills integration into programs and policies is understood.
  • Literacy and essential skills tools and supports are available and used by those who need them.
  • Partners have the capacity to address literacy and essential skills issues.

Program Activity: Skills and Employment
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total grants 24.9 20.7 21.8 20.6
Total contributions 4.1 5.6 3.2 0.9
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 29.0 26.3 25.0 21.5

Planned evaluations:

The formative evaluation final report will be presented to the Departmental Evaluation Committee in Fall 2009. A summative evaluation is planned for 2010-2011.

12. Workplace Skills Initiative

Strategic Outcome: A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market

Program Activity: Skills and Employment

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Workplace Skills Initiative

Start date: May 1, 2005

End date: March 31, 2011

Description:

The Innovation Initiative will fund projects that test and evaluate promising, partnership-based, outcomes-focused approaches to skills development, human resource practices and tools for employers and employed Canadians:

  • Central to these projects is the development of human capital in and for the workplace ;
  • Projects will vary in scope and scale (e.g., firm vs. sector) ;
  • Small- and medium-sized enterprises will be a key audience ;
  • Projects will generate cumulative knowledge around skills development and best human resources models, tools and practices

Expected results:

The Innovation Initiative is expected to contribute towards:

  • Increased awareness among workplace partners across Canada of the Innovation Initiative and the importance of workplace skills;
  • Increased collaboration among workplace partners toward the development of models, tools and instruments for workplace skills;
  • Increased knowledge, innovation, experimentation and dissemination of models, tools and instruments for workplace skills among workplace partners.

Program Activity: Skills and Employment
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total grants        
Total contributions 30.0 12.6 0.0 0.0
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 30.0 12.6 0.0 0.0

Planned evaluations:

The summative evaluation final report will be presented to the Departmental Evaluation Committee in Fall 2009.

13. Foreign Credential Recognition Program

Strategic Outcome: A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market

Program Activity: Skills and Employment

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Foreign Credential Recognition Program

Start date: January 02, 2003

End date: May 25, 2010

Description:

The Foreign Credential Recognition Program provides financial and strategic support to provincial and territorial partners and stakeholders, including Sector Councils, regulatory bodies, immigrant serving organizations and post-secondary educational institutions, to develop a pan-Canadian approach to assessing and recognizing foreign credentials within targeted occupations and sectors of the economy to facilitate entry into, and mobility within, the Canadian labour market.

The Foreign Credential Recognition Program supports the research and project-based activities of partners and stakeholders to develop tools and processes to assess and recognize foreign credentials in targeted occupations and sectors. The Program's work forms the cornerstone of the federal government's contribution towards the First Ministers' commitment to develop a common assessment and recognition framework on foreign qualification recognition across Canada.

The goal of the program is to deliver on its mandate of improving the labour market outcomes of internationally trained workers in targeted occupations and sectors.

Expected results:

The Foreign Credential Recognition program will support the development of consistent, transparent, fair and rigorous foreign credential assessment and recognition processes to enhance labour market outcomes of foreign-trained individuals in targeted occupations and sectors. In the short-term, the Program will work in partnership to:

  • increase the understanding, consensus collaboration and commitment among stakeholders and partners on issues and potential solutions related to foreign credential recognition;
  • increase the promotion knowledge sharing and transfer of best practices in developing Pan-Canadian processes; and
  • enhance national coordination among stakeholders and partnership of foreign credential recognition.

In the medium and long-term, the program will work in partnership to

  • increase the standardization of Pan-Canadian Foreign credential recognition processes and tools in targeted occupations and sectors;
  • increase the availability of tools and processes to assess and recognize foreign credentials among relevant organizations;
  • increase the use of tools and processes by relevant organizations to assess and recognize foreign trained individuals, resulting from efforts of the foreign credential recognition program; and
  • reduce the barriers to entry into the labour market by foreign trained individuals in targeted occupations and sectors.

The program will work with partners and stakeholders to achieve these short, medium and long-term outcomes in order to meet its ultimate objective of enhancing labour market outcomes of foreign trained individuals in targeted occupations and sectors.


Program Activity: Skills and Employment
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total grants        
Total contributions 14.5 28.5 25.7 25.9
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 14.5 28.5 25.7 25.9

Planned evaluations:

The summative evaluation final report will be presented to the Departmental Evaluation Committee in Summer 2009.

14. Canada Student Loans Program - Liabilities

Strategic Outcome: A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market

Program Activity: Learning

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada Student Loans Program - Liabilities

Start date: September, 1964

End date: Ongoing

Description: From September 1964 to August 1, 1995, the Canada Student Loan Program operated a Guaranteed Loan regime with Canadian financial institutions, where financial assistance was provided to students through financial institutions in the form of 100 percent government guaranteed loans.

This transfer payment tracks claims submitted by financial institutions related to the remaining Guaranteed Loan Portfolio.

Expected results:

  • Track claim payments to financial institutions for the remaining balance of the portfolio.
  • Canada meets its obligations as set out under the Canada Student Loans Act in agreements with financial institutions.

Program Activity: Learning
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total grants        
Total contributions 7.5 4.6 3.2 2.0
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 7.5 4.6 3.2 2.0

Planned evaluations: Canada Student Loans Program synthesis evaluation planned for 2010-2011.

15. Canada Student Loans Program – Interest Payments and Liabilities

Strategic Outcome: A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market

Program Activity: Learning

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada Student Loans Program – Interest Payments and Liabilities

Start date: August 1, 1995

End date: Ongoing

Description: Consolidated Cost of the Risk Shared Loans. This transfer payment represents interest subsidy, repayment assistance benefits, the amount of loans forgiven, risk premium and put-backs and administrative costs related to students who borrowed under the risk-shared regime which existed from August 1, 1995 to July 31, 2000. At that time, the Canada Student Loans Program operated on a shared risk model with Canadian financial institutions.

Expected results:

  • As a result of this transfer payment, students who borrowed under the risk-shared regime continue to receive in-study student financial assistance and debt management assistance in repayment.
  • Canada meets its obligations as set out under the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act in agreements with financial institutions.

Program Activity: Learning
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total grants        
Total contributions 32.7 31.9 18.0 10.2
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 32.7 31.9 18.0 10.2

Planned evaluations:
Canada Student Loans Program synthesis evaluation planned for 2010-2011.

16. Canada Student Loans Program – Direct Financing Arrangement

Strategic Outcome: A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market

Program Activity: Learning

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada Student Loans Program – Direct Financing Arrangement

Start date: August 1, 2000

End date: Ongoing

Description:

This transfer payment provides alternative payments to non-participating jurisdiction. Provinces and territories may choose not to participate in the Canada Student Loans Program. These provinces and territories receive an alternative payment to assist in the cost of delivering a similar student financial assistance program.

The transfer payment also provides interest relief and debt reduction in repayment benefits to borrowers, and the value of loans forgiven according to prescribed criteria.

Full time student Reservists who interrupt their studies for a deployment on designated operations will not be charged interest or have to start paying back their student loan while they are away from their studies.

It is anticipated that, beginning on August 1, 2009 individual debt measures including interest relief and debt reduction in repayment will be replaced by the comprehensive Repayment Assistance Program. Interest relief and debt reduction recipients will transition into the new Repayment Assistance Program. Interest relief and debt reduction recipients will transition into the new plan. The Repayment Assistance Plan is an optional program for students facing difficulty in meeting their student loan payments.

Expected results:

  • Post-secondary education students in the province of Québec, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut continue to access financial assistance similar to the assistance provided to students in those jurisdictions that participate in the Canada Student Loans Program.
  • Students in participating jurisdictions with financial difficulty are able to receive repayment benefits.

Program Activity: Learning
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total grants        
Total contributions 213.4 219.9 223.8 221.8
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 213.4 219.9 223.8 221.8

Planned evaluations:

Canada Student Loans Program synthesis evaluation planned for 2010-2011.

17. Canada Study Grant / Canada Access Grant / Canada Student Grant Program

Strategic Outcome: A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market

Program Activity: Learning

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada Study Grant / Canada Access Grant / Canada Student Grant Program

Start date:
August 1, 1995 (for most Canada Study Grants)
August 1, 2005 (for both Canada Access Grants)
August 1, 2009 (for Canada Student Grant Program)

End date: Ongoing

Description:

Since 1995, the Government of Canada has offered the Canada Study Grant to encourage participation in post-secondary education by providing additional non-repayable assistance and reducing debt.

The Canada Study Grants are designed to address the education-related costs of students with dependants, women in certain doctoral programs, and high-need part-time students, and to accommodate students with permanent disabilities by covering the exceptional education-related costs associated with their disability (such as an interpreter).

In August 2005, the Government of Canada introduced two Canada Access Grants, which provide up-front non-repayable assistance intended to improve access to post-secondary education and reduce financial barriers by reducing students’ assessed need for student loans. It is available for first-time, first year students from low-income families, and full- and part-time students with permanent disabilities.

A student may be eligible to receive a combination of Access and Study Grants, depending on their assessed need.

Beginning on August 1, 2009 Canada Study Grants and Canada Access Grants will be replaced by the new consolidated Canada Student Grant Program. The new program will provide up-front grants to students from low and middle income families. The new Canada Student Grant Program will be simple, transparent, predictable and broad-based, providing certainty and predictability for Canadian families.

The new Canada Student Grant Program will provide students from low and middle-income families with a grant equal to $250 and $100 per month, respectively. Students with permanent disabilities will be eligible for a grant of $2,000 per year and up to $8,000 per year for those with special education needs. Student with children will be eligible for a grant of $200 per month for each child under the age of 12. Students receiving the Canada Millennium Scholarship general bursaries in 2008–2009 will receive transitional grants until they complete or withdraw from their current program of study.

The new Canada Student Grant offers the following major advantages to students and their families:

  • Stable and transparent funding, to allow better planning and decision-making
  • Availability in all years of a college or undergraduate university program
  • Availability on an equal basis across Canada, regardless of where students live
  • Provision assistance based on income levels

Expected results:

  • Provide non-repayable assistance in an integrated, consistent, and predictable manner across the country
  • Enable disadvantaged students to better understand and benefit from Student Financial Assistance
  • Better encourage post-secondary education completion, and thereby support the full participation of individuals from disadvantaged groups in the labour market
  • Promote access, completion, and equity (by providing enhanced levels of assistance and by targeting more assistance towards lower- and middle-income groups)

Program Activity: Learning
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total grants 161.3 511.5 559.3 574.9
Total contributions        
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 161.3 511.5 559.3 574.9

Planned evaluations:

No evaluation planned.

18. Canada Education Savings Program – Canada Education Savings Grant and the Canada Learning Bond

Strategic Outcome: A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market

Program Activity: Learning

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada Education Savings Program – Canada Education Savings Grant and the Canada Learning Bond

Start date: January 1, 1998 (Canada Education Savings Grant)
January 1, 2005 (Canada Learning Bond)

End date: Ongoing

Description:

The Canada Education Savings Program encourages the financing of children’s post-secondary education through savings, from early childhood, in Registered Education Savings Plans. It is comprised of the following statutory initiatives: the Canada Education Savings Grant, which includes a regular matching grant available to all Canadian children, and enhanced grant portions for low- and middle-income families; and the Canada Learning Bond, which is a grant intended for low-income families. The Canada Education Savings Program delivers the Canada Education Savings Grant and the Canada Learning Bond in close collaboration with over 75 Registered Education Savings Plan providers including banks, trust companies, credit unions and scholarship foundations across Canada. Program clients may include parents, grandparents, other relatives or friends, and children in-care agencies saving for the post-secondary education of a child.

The Canada Education Savings Program also administers the Education Savings Community Outreach initiative, a non-statutory program aimed at increasing awareness of the importance of saving for post-secondary education. Its target audience is low income families.

The program’s infrastructure is also used to administer the Alberta Centennial Education Savings Grant on behalf of the Province of Alberta, on a cost recovery basis.

Further information regarding the Canada Education Savings Grant can be found at: http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/en/learning/education_savings/public/cesg.shtml

Further information regarding the Canada Learning Bond can be found at: http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/en/learning/education_savings/public/clb.shtml

Expected results:

The expected results and performance indicators of the Canada Education Savings Program are:
Expected Result 1: Canadians with children under 18 years have Registered Education Savings Plan savings.

Performance Indicators

  1. Percentage of children under 18 years in the current calendar year who have ever received a Canada Education Savings Program incentive (Canada Education Savings Grant and/or Canada Learning Bond)
  2. Percentage of eligible children under 18 from low-income families who have ever received a Canada Learning Bond.
  3. Total amount of Registered Education Saving Plan assets.
  4. Amount ($) of grants and bonds paid to children in a fiscal year.

Expected Result 2: Families use Registered Education Saving Plan savings to finance their children's post-secondary education.

Performance Indicator:

  1. Total amount ($) withdrawn from Registered Education Saving Plan accounts in a calendar year to pay for post-secondary education

Program Activity: Learning
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total grants 670.0 669.0 698.0 698.0
Total contributions 3.6 3.1 3.9 2.4
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 673.6 672.1 701.9 700.4

Planned evaluations:

The formative evaluation final reports will be presented to the Departmental Evaluation Committee in Fall 2009. Summative evaluation studies are planned for 2010-2011.

19. Wage Earner Protection Program

Strategic Outcome: Safe, fair and productive workplaces and cooperative workplace relations

Program Activity: Labour

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Wage Earner Protection Program

Start date: July, 2008

End date: Ongoing

Description:

The Wage Earner Protection Program Act provides the legislative basis for the Wage Earner Protection Program – a national Program designed to restore wages and vacation pay owing to workers whose employers are declared bankrupt or are subject to receivership under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, up to an amount equalling four weeks maximum insurable earnings under the Employment Insurance Act (currently $3,253). The Program responds to a concern that these workers now recover some or all of their wages owing. Budget 2009 proposed the expansion of the Program to include termination and severance pay in order to provide additional financial support to workers. This will enable a greater number of applicants to qualify for program support and will result in higher average monetary claims, up to the existing cap.

The Wage Earner Protection Program Act part of Bill C-55, which set out a comprehensive reform of Canada’s insolvency laws, including the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. Passage of Bill C-55 was expedited with unanimous, all-party consent in both Houses of Parliament. The Bill received Royal Assent on November 25, 2005, and became Chapter 47 of the Statutes of Canada, 2005. The Act was subject to technical amendments which were contained in Bill C-12, which received Royal Assent on December 13, 2007. The Act and its Regulations came into force on July 7, 2008. The recent amendments to the program to include coverage for termination and severance pay are included in Bill C-10, an Act to implement certain provisions of the Budget tabled in Parliament on January 27, 2009 and related fiscal measures.

Expected results:

The expected result for this Program continues to be better protection of workers whose employers have been declared bankrupt or are subject to receivership.


Program Activity: Labour
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total grants 31.2 56.2 56.2 31.2
Total contributions        
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 31.2 56.2 56.2 31.2

Planned evaluations:

The formative evaluation is planned for 2010-2011.

20. Old Age Security

Strategic Outcome: Income security, access to opportunities and well-being for individuals, families and communities

Program Activity: Income Security

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Old Age Security (statutory payment)

Start date: 1952

End date: Ongoing

Description:

The Old Age Security pension is a monthly benefit available, if applied for, to most Canadians 65 years of age or over. Old Age Security residence requirements must also be met. An applicant's employment history is not a factor in determining eligibility, nor does the applicant need to be retired. Old Age Security pensioners pay federal and provincial income tax. Higher income pensioners also repay part or all of their benefit through the tax system.

Expected results:

Eligible seniors receive a lifetime benefit in recognition of their contribution to Canadian society.


Program Activity: Income Security
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total grants 24,953.0 26,549.0 27,733.0 29,219.0
Total contributions        
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 24,953.0 26,549.0 27,733.0 29,219.0

Planned evaluations:

The summative evaluation is expected to be completed in 2010-2011.

21. Guaranteed Income Supplement

Strategic Outcome: Income security, access to opportunities and well-being for individuals, families and communities

Program Activity: Income Security

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Guaranteed Income Supplement (statutory payment)

Start date: 1967

End date: Ongoing

Description:

The Guaranteed Income Supplement is a monthly benefit paid to residents of Canada who receive a basic, full or partial Old Age Security pension and who have little or no income.

Expected results:

Eligible low income seniors receive a guaranteed income supplement.


Program Activity: Income Security
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total grants 7,759.0 8,091.0 8,393.0 8,767.0
Total contributions        
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 7,759.0 8,091.0 8,393.0 8,767.0

Planned evaluations:

A Summative evaluation final report will be presented to the Departmental Evaluation Committee in Fall 2009.

22. Allowance Payments

Strategic Outcome: Income security, access to opportunities and well-being for individuals, families and communities

Program Activity: Income Security

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Allowance Payments

Start date:
1975 – Allowance
1985 – Allowance for the Survivor

End date: Ongoing

Description:

The Allowance may be paid to the spouse or common-law partner of an Old Age Security pensioner, or to a survivor. To qualify, an applicant must be between the ages of 60 and 64 and must have lived in Canada for at least 10 years after turning 18. An applicant must also have been a Canadian citizen or a legal resident of Canada on the day preceding the application's approval. To qualify, the combined yearly income of the couple, or the annual income of the survivor, cannot exceed certain limits which are established quarterly. The Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supplement benefits are not included in their combined yearly income.

Expected results:

Eligible low income seniors receive a guaranteed income supplement.


Program Activity: Income Security
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total grants 552.0 557.0 569.0 579.0
Total contributions        
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 552.0 557.0 569.0 579.0

Planned evaluations:

The summative evaluation is planned for completion in 2010-2011.

23. Canada Disability Savings Program – Grants and Bond

Strategic Outcome: Income security, access to opportunities and well-being for individuals, families and communities

Program Activity: Income Security

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada Disability Savings Program – Grants and Bond (statutory payment)

Start date: November, 2008

End date: Ongoing

Description:

Through the Canada Disability Savings Program, the Government of Canada will make two types of contributions to the Registered Disability Saving Grants. The Registered Disability Savings Plan is a long term savings vehicle to help parents and others save for the long-term financial security of a person with a severe disability. The Government will pay matching Grants of 300, 200, or 100 percent depending on the beneficiary’s family income and the amount contributed. The Government will also pay income-tested Bonds to the Registered Disability Savings Plan of low-income Canadians with disabilities, regardless of the amount contributed.

Expected results:

The expected long-term result of the program is to contribute to the financial security of people with severe and prolonged disabilities.

The expected intermediate results for the program are: authorized people or organizations contribute to beneficiary’s Registered Disability Savings Plan; and beneficiaries receive the Grants and Bonds through the Registered Disability Savings Plans.

The expected immediate results for the program are: eligible individuals (and their families/guardians) are aware of the program and its requirements; Financial Institutions offer the Registered Disability Savings Program in a manner that meets the needs of the target population; and eligible individuals (and their families/guardians) open Registered Disability Savings Plans.


Program Activity: Income Security
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total grants 0.7 5.2 15.9 26.5
Total contributions        
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 0.7 5.2 15.9 26.5

Planned evaluations:

The formative evaluation is planned for completion 2009-2010.

24. Homelessness Partnering Strategy

Strategic Outcome: Income security, access to opportunities and well-being for individuals, families and communities

Program Activity: Social Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Homelessness Partnering Strategy

Start date: April 1, 2009

End date: March 31, 2011

Description:

Provides grants and contributions to not-for-profit organizations, individuals, municipal governments, Band and tribal councils and other Aboriginal organizations, public health and educational institutions, Régies régionales, for-profit enterprises, research organizations and research institutes to carry out research on homelessness to help communities better understand and more effectively prevent and reduce homelessness.

Expected results:

By March 31, 20011, the Homelessness Partnering Strategy aims to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Contribute, with partners, to a more sustainable and comprehensive continuum of supports to help homeless Canadians move towards self-sufficiency and to prevent those at risk from becoming homeless through: increased investments in supportive and transitional housing and services, and strategic investments according to community plans; broader and enhanced engagement of partners; and increased knowledge and better informed policy, decision making and coordination of services.

Program Activity: Social Development
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total grants 0.9 0.9 2.5 0.9
Total contributions 137.9 105.4 116.1 105.4
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 138.8 106.3 118.6 106.3

Planned evaluations:

The summative evaluation final report will be presented to the Departmental Evaluation Committee in Spring 2009.

25. Social Development Partnerships Program

Strategic Outcome: Income security, access to opportunities and well-being for individuals, families and communities

Program Activity: Social Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Social Development Partnerships Program (voted payments)

Start date: April 1, 2009

End date: March 31, 2012

Description:

The Social Development Partnerships Program provides Grants and Contributions funding to non-profit organizations working to meet the social development needs of persons with disabilities, children and their families, and other vulnerable or excluded populations in Canada.

Expected results:

The expected result(s) over the next 1-3 years include:

  • Collaboration, partnerships, alliances and networks are created;
  • Social not-for-profit organizations develop approaches to respond to existing and emerging social issues; and
  • Knowledge of existing and emerging social issues is developed and shared.

Associated outputs over the same time period include:

  • Grant & Contribution Funding;
  • Promotion & Knowledge Products;
  • Performance Reports.

Program Activity: Social Development
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total grants 14.3 14.3 14.3 14.3
Total contributions 11.3 6.8 6.4 6.2
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 25.6 21.1 20.7 20.5

Planned evaluations:

The summative evaluation final report will be presented to the Departmental Evaluation Committee in Spring 2009.

26. New Horizons for Seniors Program

Strategic Outcome: Income security, access to opportunities and well-being for individuals, families and communities

Program Activity: Social Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: New Horizons for Seniors Program (voted payments)

Start date:
Original program: October 1, 2004;
Expanded Program: September 27, 2007

End date: September 30, 2010

Description:

The program supports local projects across Canada that help ensure seniors are able to benefit from, and contribute to, the quality of life in their community through their social participation and active living. The New Horizons for Senior Program accomplishes its' objectives through three separate funding streams, namely:

  1. Community Participation and Leadership component, which provides grant funding to encourage seniors to contribute to their communities by sharing their skills, wisdom and experience and helping to reduce isolation.
  2. Capital Assistance component, which provides grant funding for the upgrading of community facilities and equipment related to existing programs and activities for seniors.
  3. Elder Abuse Awareness component, which provides contribution funding for national or regional projects that raise awareness of the abuse of older adults.

Expected results:

The expected result(s) over the next 1-3 years include:

  • Community priorities are addressed;
  • Seniors' experience, skills and wisdom are utilized;
  • Canadian society has knowledge and awareness of elder abuse and fraud;
  • Organizational capacity is developed; and
  • Seniors are connected through networks and partnerships.

Associated outputs over the same time period include:

  • Promotions/awareness plan; and
  • Funded projects.

Program Activity: Social Development
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total grants 26.3 24.4 26.3 26.3
Total contributions 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 28.1 26.2 28.1 28.1

Planned evaluations:

The formative evaluation final report will be presented to the Departmental Evaluation Committee in Spring 2009. The summative evaluation is planned for 2009-2010.

27. Universal Child Care Benefit

Strategic Outcome: Income security, access to opportunities and well-being for individuals, families and communities

Program Activity: Social Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Universal Child Care Benefit

Start date: July 1, 2006

End date: Ongoing

Description:

Effective July 2006 families receive $100 per month (up to $1,200 per year) for each child under six, taxable in the hands of the lower-income spouse. Payments are made directly to families so that they can choose the child care that best meets the family’s needs. The Universal Child Care Benefit is provided in addition to existing federal programs such as the Canada Child Tax Benefit, which includes the National Child Benefit Supplement, the new Child Tax Credit and the Child Care Expense Deduction. The Universal Child Care Benefit does not affect the benefits families receive under these programs. Further information can be found at www.universalchildcare.ca.

Expected results:

100 percent of eligible families with children under six years of age receiving the Universal Child Care Benefit


Program Activity: Social Development
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total grants 2,508.0 2,544.0 2,579.0 2,618.0
Total contributions        
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 2,508.0 2,544.0 2,579.0 2,618.0

Planned evaluations:

The formative evaluation final report will be presented to the Departmental Evaluation Committee in Spring 2010.

28. Enabling Accessibility Fund

Strategic Outcome: Income security, access to opportunities and well-being for individuals, families and communities

Program Activity: Social Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Enabling Accessibility Fund

Start date: May, 2008

End date: March 31, 2010

Description:

The Enabling Accessibility Fund will contribute to the capital costs of construction for the participatory abilities centres and renovations to buildings, modifications to vehicles, information and communications related to improving accessibility for people with disabilities.

Expected results:

The expected results over the next 1-3 years include:

  • Accessibility for people with varying abilities

Associated outputs over the same period include:

  • Grant and Contribution Agreements
  • Project Reports

Program Activity: Social Development
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total grants 5.8 7.0 0.0 0.0
Total contributions 8.7 10.7 8.6 0.0
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 14.5 17.7 8.6 0.0

Planned evaluations:

The summative evaluation is planned for 2010-2011.

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Strategic Outcome: The Government

Program Activity: Governance and Institutions of Government

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer payments for Governance and Institutions of Government

Start date: N/A

End date: ongoing

Description: Effective governance and associated capacities, processes and mechanisms that support individual community and aggregate based governments and governance systems. Particularly, support to First Nation and Inuit governments as well as their respective institutions of government. These institutions include but are not limited to those that provide services in the areas of governance, land claim organizations and professional associations. Collectively, these efforts assist in achieving social and economic vibrancy in First Nation and Inuit communities.

Expected results:

  • Capable and accountable governments and institutions
  • Meeting statutory and regulatory obligations under the Indian Act with respect to elections and lawmaking
  • Governance capacity in First Nations communities and institutions
  • Operational Aboriginal and public institutions of government


($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants 288.9 395.6 400.3 406.8
Total contributions 327.1 232.8 229.1 227.7
Total Transfer payments 616.0 628.4 629.4 634.5

Planned evaluations:

  • National Centre for First Nations Governance (Independent)
  • First Nations Fiscal and Statistical Management


Strategic Outcome: The Government

Program Activity: Co-operative Relationships

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer payments for Co-operative Relationships

Start date: N/A

End date: ongoing

Description: Cooperative Relationships are about mutual respect. They establish an atmosphere of trust, accountability and respectful partnerships among governments, First Nations and Inuit. This atmosphere, in turn, supports social, economic and cultural growth in First Nation and Inuit communities and increases their self-reliance. Cooperative Relationships are the basis for mutually reached resolution of claims and other rights issues. Through Cooperative Relationships, land claims and self-government agreements are negotiated and implemented, treaty relations between the Crown and First Nations are clarified and supported, certainty is obtained over the ownership, use, and management of land and resources, and Inuit are effectively represented in federal policy decisions. Cooperative Relationships address constitutional and historic obligations, reduce conflict through negotiation and enable all parties to work together toward reconciliation.

Expected results:

  • Relationships between parties based on trust, respect, understanding, shared responsibilities, accountability, rights and dialogue
  • Obligations are honoured as set out in final agreements, to contribute to shared objectives
  • Inuit have a voice in federal policy and decision making


($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants
Total contributions 101.2 85.0 79.1 79.1
Total Transfer payments 101.2 85.0 79.1 79.1

Planned evaluations:

  • Comprehensive Land Claims Impacts
  • Self-Government Agreements
  • Treaty Related Measures
  • Treaty Commissions
  • Specific Claims Tribunal Action Plan
  • Negotiation and Implementation


Strategic Outcome: The Government

Program Activity: Claims Settlements

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer payments for Claims Settlements

Start date: N/A

End date: ongoing

Description: Payments for the settlement of special, specific and comprehensive claims which were successfully concluded through a negotiation process, and approved compensation and funding as per the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.

Expected results:

  • Canada honours its negotiated obligations


($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants 492.1 549.6 449.3 450.8
Total contributions 17.3 6.0 7.0 6.7
Total Transfer payments 509.4 555.6 456.3 457.5
Due to rounding, figures may not add to totals shown.

Planned evaluations:

  • Evaluability Framework
  • Advocacy and Public Information Program
  • Public Awareness of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement
  • Aboriginal Healing Foundation


Strategic Outcome: The People

Program Activity: Education

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer payments for Education

Start date: N/A

End date: ongoing

Description: Supports the provision of: elementary/secondary education services consistent with provincial programs and standards, contributing to increased levels of educational attainment and improved employability for First Nations and Inuit students; special education directed to improve the quality of education and level of support services for eligible students with special needs that are reasonably comparable with provincial levels of support services; and financial support for status Indians to participate in post-secondary education studies to increase levels of participation, achievements and employability.

Expected results:

  • First Nations students achieving comparable educational outcomes to those achieved by students in the provincial system where the reserve is located
  • First Nations and Inuit learners have improved educational attainment


($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants 36.7 37.7 40.4 41.3
Total contributions 1,613.3 1,652.3 1,695.9 1,740.5
Total Transfer payments 1,650.0 1,690.0 1,736.3 1,781.8

Planned evaluations:

  • SchoolNet Program
  • Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Post Secondary Education


Strategic Outcome: The People

Program Activity: Social Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer payments for Social Development

Start date: N/A

End date: ongoing

Description: Supports the provision of: income assistance to meet basic needs for food, clothing and shelter to ensure the safety and well-being of individuals and families consistent with provincial programs and standards; First Nations child and family services to improve their well-being and security; assisted living for social support services of a non-medical nature such as in-home care, short term respite care, foster care and institutional care to improve their well-being and security; Family Violence Program to improve safety and security, particularly of women and children at-risk; National Child Benefit Re-investment to support low-income families with children to help prevent or reduce the depth of child poverty; and other social services to build capacity for First Nations to assume responsibility for, and jurisdiction over social development through policy development, program design and service delivery, to build self-reliant, sustainable, healthy and stable First Nation communities.

Expected results:

  • Reduce the percentage of Income Assistance recipients
  • First Nations families and children have safe, nurturing living environments
  • Safety and security of reserve residents is enhanced


($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants 8.1 10.0 10.0 10.0
Total contributions 1,474.6 1,443.3 1,476.2 1,495.3
Total Transfer payments 1,482.7 1,453.3 1,486.2 1,505.3

Planned evaluations:

  • Income Assistance, National Child Benefit Reinvestment and Assisted Living
  • Alberta Child and Family Services Model
  • Labrador Innu Comprehensive Healing Strategy
  • Family Violence Prevention
  • Child and Family Services


Strategic Outcome: The People

Program Activity: Managing Individual Affairs

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer payments for Managing Individual Affairs

Start date: N/A

End date: ongoing

Description: Professionally managing individual First Nations' affairs to ensure that the Minister's responsibilities under the Indian Act for trust funds, membership and estates are properly exercised.

Expected results:

  • National implementation of the new Secure Certificate of Indian Status
  • First Nations and individuals access moneys held in the Consolidated Revenue Fund in accordance with established service standards
  • INAC’s role in the estates of deceased on-reserve Indians is discharged in accordance with established service standards


($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4
Total contributions 9.0 9.6 9.1 8.8
Total Transfer payments 10.4 11.0 10.5 10.2

Planned evaluations:


Strategic Outcome: The Land

Program Activity: Clarity of Title to Land and Resources

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer payments for Clarity of Title to Land and Resources

Start date: N/A

End date: ongoing

Description: This program activity includes: additions to reserve; ensuring clarity of title to facilitate future land transactions through surveys, negotiated agreements; and implementing land transfers under specific and comprehensive claims.

Expected results:

  • Clarity of title and access to land and resources by First Nations and Inuit


($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants 1.1 5.0 2.0 2.0
Total contributions 1.3
Total Transfer payments 2.4 5.0 2.0 2.0

Planned evaluations:

  • Comprehensive Land Claims Impacts


Strategic Outcome: The Land

Program Activity: Responsible Federal Stewardship

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer payments for Responsible Federal Stewardship

Start date: N/A

End date: ongoing

Description: This program activity includes: discharging federal responsibilities to First Nations, such as under the Indian Act and the Indian Oil and Gas Act and associated regulations; discharging responsibilities and coordinating with other government departments with similar responsibilities, such as Environment Canada; remediating contaminated sites under federal jurisdiction; and collecting and managing Indian monies from land and resources activities.

Expected results:

  • Responsible federal stewardship of reserve land, resources and environment


($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants
Total contributions 107.9 47.2 23.1 23.1
Total Transfer payments 107.9 47.2 23.1 23.1

Planned evaluations:

  • Contaminated Sites
  • Emergency Management Assistance


Strategic Outcome: The Land

Program Activity: First Nations Governance over Land, Resources and the Environment

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer payments for First Nations Governance over Land, Resources and the Environment

Start date: N/A

End date: ongoing

Description: This program activity encompasses the activities relating to the strengthening of First Nations governance over lands, resources and environment, including both capacity-building and sectoral governance initiatives.

Expected results:

  • First Nations governance over land, resources and the environment


($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants
Total contributions 11.9 14.2 14.3 14.3
Total Transfer payments 11.9 14.2 14.3 14.3

Planned evaluations:


Strategic Outcome: The Economy

Program Activity: Individual and Community Business Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer payments for Individual and Community Business Development

Start date: N/A

End date: ongoing

Description: Aboriginal people face unique challenges and barriers to business development which impede the ability to participate in Canada's economy and share in its prosperity. Activities under the Aboriginal Business Development Program encourage Aboriginal individuals and communities to participate in the economy and further share in its economic prosperity by supporting sustainable business development. Program activities and funding help enable access to private sector business financing at competitive rates, enable access to business information and advice, facilitate private sector partnerships in major business projects, and strengthen Aboriginal-owned or controlled financing institutions in their efforts to provide developmental lending and advisory services to Aboriginal businesses. These activities are intended to reduce the business barriers unique to Aboriginal people and help to create a modern business climate for individuals and communities.

Expected results:

  • Business ownership by Aboriginal people, and First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals and communities
  • Establishment, acquisition and expansion of viable businesses


($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09*
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants 34.0
Total contributions 148.5 37.3 37.3 37.3
Total Transfer payments 182.5 37.3 37.3 37.3
*2008–09 forecast reflects total spending for Economic Development program activity which has been replaced by the Individual and Community Business Development and the Community Investment program activities in 2009–10

Planned evaluations:

  • Community Economic/Aboriginal Business Development


Strategic Outcome: The Economy

Program Activity: Community Investment

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer payments for Community Investment

Start date: N/A

End date: ongoing

Description: For most First Nation and Inuit communities, economic development progress has been slow. Activities under community investment programming, including the Community Economic Opportunities Program, the Aboriginal Workforce Participation Initiative, the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business, the Community Economic Development Program and the Community Support Services Program, help increase community participation in the economy by enhancing the ability of communities to benefit from economic development opportunities. Program activities and funding help communities identify and activate economic potential resulting in more community employment, greater use of land and resources under community control, enhanced community economic infrastructure, more and larger community businesses, more business opportunities, and a better climate and environment for community economic development.

Expected results:

  • Economic development benefits for First Nations and Inuit communities
  • First Nations and Inuit economic institutions have capacity to support community economic planning


($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09*
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants 34.0
Total contributions 148.5 159.0 159.9 159.9
Total Transfer payments 182.5 159.0 159.9 159.9
*2008–09 forecast reflects total spending for Economic Development program activity which has been replaced by the Individual and Community Business Development and the Community Investment program activities in 2009–10

Planned evaluations:

  • Community Economic/Aboriginal Business Development


Strategic Outcome: The Economy

Program Activity: Community Infrastructure

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer payments for Community Infrastructure

Start date: N/A

End date: ongoing

Description: Supports the provision of funding for the acquisition, construction, operation and maintenance of: community facilities such as roads, bridges, water and sewer, and administration offices; education facilities, such as schools and teacherages; remediation of contaminated sites on reserve; and on-reserve housing.

Expected results:

  • First Nations communities have a base of infrastructure that protects health and safety and enables engagement in the economy


($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants 0.1 0.1 0.1
Total contributions 1,017.9 1,295.6 1,182.1 928.3
Total Transfer payments 1,017.9 1,295.7 1,182.2 928.4

Planned evaluations:

  • On-Reserve Housing
  • First Nations Infrastructure Fund (Infrastructure Canada-led)
  • Long-Term Capital Planning


Strategic Outcome: The North

Program Activity: Northern Governance

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer payments for Northern Governance

Start date: N/A

End date: ongoing

Description: This program activity supports the strengthening northern governments through devolution of province-like responsibilities, effective intergovernmental mechanisms and management of strategic issues, as well as strengthened intergovernmental cooperation internationally on circumpolar issues.

Expected results:

  • Devolution of governance over northern land and resources
  • Canadian interests reflected in national and international circumpolar co-operation activities


($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants
Total contributions 3.8 12.2 7.4 4.4
Total Transfer payments 3.8 12.2 7.4 4.4

Planned evaluations:


Strategic Outcome: The North

Program Activity: Healthy Northern Communities

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer payments for Healthy Northern Communities

Start date: N/A

End date: ongoing

Description: This program activity supports improvements in the health and well-being of Northerners through grants for hospital and physician services for Indian and Inuit residents in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, the transportation of nutritious perishable foods and other essential items to isolated northern communities at reduced rates, the conduct of research into the sources and effects of contaminants on the Arctic food chain and initiatives to assist Northerners deal with broad issues such as the impacts of climate change.

Expected results:

  • Northerners have access to products, services and information that can enhance the health of their communities
  • Perishable and other nutritious foods and other essential items are available in isolated northern communities at reduced prices


($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants 46.4 47.3 48.3 49.2
Total contributions 11.0 40.6 54.8 5.6
Total Transfer payments 57.4 87.9 103.1 54.8

Planned evaluations:

  • Healthy Foods to Northern Communities (Food Mail)
  • Assist Northerners in Assessing Key Vulnerabilities and Opportunities (Clean Air Agenda)
  • International Polar Year (program-led evaluation)
  • EcoEnergy for Aboriginal and Northern Communities


Strategic Outcome: The North

Program Activity: Northern Land and Resources

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer payments for Northern Land and Resources

Start date: N/A

End date: ongoing

Description: This program activity supports the sustainable development of the North's natural resources, emphasizing improved environmental management and stewardship, including the clean-up of contaminated sites, expanding the knowledge base for sound decision-making and improving the effectiveness of the northern regulatory environment. As the federal government entity with legislative and policy authority over most of the natural resources in the North, INAC carries out this program on behalf of all Northerners.

Expected results:

  • Sound stewardship of land and resources
  • Contaminated sites are managed to ensure the protection of human health and the environment
  • Land and resource development for oil and gas


($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1
Total contributions 24.0 27.0 19.8 15.1
Total Transfer payments 25.3 28.2 21.0 16.1

Due to rounding, figures may not add to totals shown.

Planned evaluations:


Strategic Outcome: The North

Program Activity: Northern Economy

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer payments for Northern Economy

Start date: N/A

End date: ongoing

Description: This program activity supports sustainable economic growth of the territorial economies through investments in innovation and knowledge and regional development programming, advocacy and activities, which lead to Northerners participating and benefiting from resource development. The Strategic Development in Northern Economic Development (INAC">SINED) Program includes contribution funding as well as support to develop proposals to access that funding in order to support drivers of the economy, enhance diversification of the economy, increase participation of Northerners in the Economy and increase federal program coordination generally. Northern economic development is promoted with territorial governments, Aboriginal organizations and the not-for-profit sector. Addtionally a center of economic expertise in relation to each territory is provided as well as assistance in the coordination of various federal funding sources in relation to the particular projects to promote northern development.

Expected results:

  • Northerners have resources and support to capitalize on economic development opportunities
  • Strategic investments in economic development
  • Strategic investments in innovation and partnerships


($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants
Total contributions 22.0 16.3 26.3 26.3
Total Transfer payments 22.0 16.3 26.3 26.3

Planned evaluations:

  • Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development and Governance


Strategic Outcome: The Office of the Federal Interlocutor

Program Activity: Urban Aboriginal Strategy

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer payments for Urban Aboriginal Strategy

Start date: N/A

End date: ongoing

Description: The Urban Aboriginal Strategy was developed in 1997, to help respond to the needs facing Aboriginal people living in urban centres. Through the Urban Aboriginal Strategy, the Government of Canada seeks to partner with other governments, community organizations and Aboriginal people to support projects that respond to local priorities. The policy aim of the renewed Urban Aboriginal Strategy is to promote self-reliance and increase life choices for Aboriginal people in urban centres. The Urban Aboriginal Strategy enhances the Government of Canada's ability to align federal expenditures directed toward urban Aboriginal people in key urban centres with provincial and municipal programming, in a manner that both advances federal objectives and effectively responds to local challenges and opportunities. In order to accomplish this, Urban Aboriginal Strategy projects will strategically focus investments in three priority areas (improving life skills; promoting job training, skills and entrepreneurship; and supporting Aboriginal women, children and families).

Expected results:

  • Economic participation and self-reliance of — and expanded life choices for — Aboriginal people in urban centres


($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants
Total contributions 11.0 9.9 9.9 9.9
Total Transfer payments 11.0 9.9 9.9 9.9

Planned evaluations:

  • Urban Aboriginal Strategy


Strategic Outcome: The Office of the Federal Interlocutor

Program Activity: Métis and Non-Status Indian Organizational Capacity Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer payments for Métis and Non-Status Indian Organizational Capacity Development

Start date: N/A

End date: ongoing

Description: The mandate of the Office of Federal Interlocutor (as a result of the constitutional conferences from 1985–87) is to provide a point of first contact with the federal government to Métis and non-status Indian organizations. The main thrust of this mandate is to support work with Métis, non-status Indian and off-reserve Aboriginal organizations at the national, provincial, regional and urban levels towards achieving practical ways of improving Métis and non-status Indians' socio-economic conditions, increase self-reliance and reduce dependency by helping these organizations build effective partnerships with the federal and provincial governments and the private sector, as well as develop their organizational capacity and professional development.

Expected results:

  • MNSI organizations that engage with the private sector and all levels of government
  • MNSI organizations that advocate on behalf of their constituents


($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants
Total contributions 10.4 12.1 12.1 12.1
Total Transfer payments 10.4 12.1 12.1 12.1

Planned evaluations:


Strategic Outcome: The Office of the Federal Interlocutor

Program Activity: Métis Rights Management

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer payments for Métis Rights Management

Start date: N/A

End date: ongoing

Description: This program activity is the federal response to the 2003, Supreme Court of Canada (SCC), Powley decision, which found that Métis hold section 35 Aboriginal rights. The primary purpose of the program is to work with any non-profit, representative Aboriginal organization with substantial Métis membership, to develop objectively verifiable membership systems for Métis members and harvesters, in accordance with the direction provided by the SCC in the Powley decision.

Expected results:

  • Respect for the Aboriginal rights of Métis under section 35


($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2008-09
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total grants
Total contributions 8.9 8.2
Total Transfer payments 8.9 8.2

Planned evaluations:

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Industry Canada

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)

Strategic Outcome
The Canadian Marketplace is Efficient and Competitive


International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Switzerland
Start Date: April 1, 2007 End Date:    December 31, 2011
Description:
Canada is a signatory to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) treaty agreement negotiated every four years at a plenipotentiary conference, in accordance with its treaty obligations of the ITU Constitution and Convention. Canada’s membership, contribution and standing in the ITU, and its involvement in related events, allow us to achieve results internationally across a broad range of issues affecting radiocommunications, standardization and telecommunications development. Canada’s contribution to the ITU is commensurate with its international standing and commitment to the United Nations and UN specialized agencies.
Expected Results:
  • Secure Canada’s interests in the international regulation of the radio frequency spectrum and in international telecommunications regulation to protect Canadian interests in the access to the spectrum and satellite orbit resource. This will contribute to the facilitation of communications across Canada; monitoring and protecting Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic and other remote areas through modern digital technologies; as well as for scientific, environmental, weather-related, transportation, public safety national and defence matters.
  • Provide leadership and focus in promoting the competitiveness of the Canadian telecommunications industry by working closely with Canadian stakeholders to obtain, inter alia, spectrum allocations at global ITU conferences, and to develop global standards that advance their product lines, technologies, services and R&D activities.
  • Work with other countries to harmonize policy and regulatory frameworks, promote interconnection and interoperability of global telecommunication networks and services, and to facilitate access to key markets for Canadian manufacturers and service providers.
  • Build effective consultation and information dissemination processes with Canada’s key trading partners.
Program Activity:   Marketplace Frameworks and Regulations for Spectrum, Telecommunications and the Online Economy
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2008–2009 Planned Spending 2009–2010 Planned Spending 2010–2011 Planned Spending 2011–2012
Total Grants 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.8
Total Program Activity: 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.8
Planned Evaluations and Audits: Not applicable

Strategic Outcome
Science and Technology, Knowledge, and Innovation are Effective Drivers of a Strong Canadian Economy


Bombardier CSeries Program
Start Date: September 2008 End Date:    October 2015
Description:
In July 2008, the government announced its intention to contribute $350 million to Bombardier Aerospace for research and development of aircraft technologies related to the CSeries, a new 110–130-seat family of commercial aircraft. The research and development projects will support the Canadian aerospace industry's goal of developing new technologies for the next generation of more fuel-efficient and safe commercial aircraft. The contribution is being provided by Industry Canada and is conditionally repayable.
Expected Results:
The development of new aerospace technologies that will lead to more fuel-efficient and safe aircraft.
Program Activity:    Knowledge Advantage in Targeted Canadian Industries
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2008–2009 Planned Spending 2009–2010 Planned Spending 2010–2011 Planned Spending 2011–2012
Total Contributions 0.0 52.9 66.9 70.4
Total Program Activity: 0.0 52.9 66.9 70.4
Planned Evaluations and Audits:

 


Automotive Innovation Fund
Start Date: May 29, 2008 End Date:    March 31, 2013
Description:
The Automotive Innovation Fund supports strategic, large-scale research and development projects to develop innovative, greener and more fuel-efficient vehicles.
Expected Results:
An enhanced capacity for automotive research and development in order to position Canada’s automotive industry to be able to meet the demands for cars of the future.
Program Activity:   Knowledge Advantage in Targeted Canadian Industries
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2008–2009 Planned Spending 2009–2010 Planned Spending 2010–2011 Planned Spending 2011–2012
Total Contributions 9.0 68.8 68.6 68.7
Total Program Activity: 9.0 68.8 68.6 68.7
Planned Evaluations and Audits:
Recipient audits will be scheduled upon completion of each project.
A summative evaluation is planned for fiscal year 2012–2013.

 


Industrial Technologies Office — Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative
Start Date:             April 2, 2007 End Date:    March 31, 2012
Description:
This program provides repayable contributions to the aerospace and defence (A&D) sector to support strategic industrial research and pre-competitive development projects. The program helps to encourage the development of innovative products and services; enhance the competitiveness of Canadian A&D firms; and foster collaboration between research institutes, universities, colleges, and the private sector.
Expected Results:
  • Increased private sector investment in innovative and competitive aerospace, defence, space and security (A&D) firms.
  • Collaborative partnerships in research and development between aerospace, defence, space and security industries and research institutes, universities, colleges and/or non-profit organizations.
Program Activity:  Industrial Technologies Office — Special Operating Agency
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2008–2009 Planned Spending 2009–2010 Planned Spending 2010–2011 Planned Spending 2011–2012
Total Contributions - 51.1 43.0 72.3
Total Program Activity:
Note: Current budget does not include additional funding available for SADI through its annual access to repayments and re-profiling authorities.
- 51.1 43.0 72.3
Planned Evaluations and Audits:
  • Internal audit (planned for 2008–2009)
  • Implementation review (start of 2008–2009)
  • Formative evaluation — mid-term (end of 2009–2010)
  • Summative evaluation — end of term (Dec. 31, 2011)

 


Industrial Technologies Office – Program for Strategic Industrial Projects
Start Date:  October 3, 2005 End Date:    March 31, 2011
Description:
This program provides the mechanism to fund larger strategic projects within the automotive sector (in whole or in part) from the fiscal framework. Strategic investments in industrial research, pre-competitive development and technology adaptation and adoption within the automotive sector will help to increase economic growth within Canada and improve sustainable industrial developments.
Expected Results: 
Increased private sector investment in research and development activities in the automotive industry.
Program Activity:  Industrial Technologies Office — Special Operating Agency
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2008–2009 Planned Spending 2009–2010 Planned Spending 2010–2011 Planned Spending 2011–2012
Total Contributions 41.5 9.8 - -
Total Program Activity: 41.5 9.8 - -
Planned Evaluations and Audits:
Evaluation (by December 31, 2010)

 


Industrial Technologies Office — Technology Partnerships Canada
Start Date:  March 11, 1996 End Date:    December 31, 2006
Description:
This program provides funding to support strategic research and development, and demonstration projects in the aerospace and defence, environment, and enabling technologies sectors to produce economic, social and environmental benefits for Canadians. The terms and conditions of the program expired on December 31, 2006; however, the program continues to manage existing contribution agreements for previously contracted projects.
Expected Results: 
Increased private sector investment in research and development activities in the aerospace, defence, environmental and enabling technology industries.
Program Activity:  Industrial Technologies Office — Special Operating Agency
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2008–2009 Planned Spending 2009–2010 Planned Spending 2010–2011 Planned Spending 2011–2012
Total Contributions 325.3 165.5 72.0 38.4
Total Program Activity: 325.3 165.5 72.0 38.4
Planned Evaluations and Audits:
Summative evaluation (by December 31, 2011)

Strategic Outcome
Competitive Businesses are Drivers of Sustainable Wealth Creation


Canada Small Business Financing Program
Start Date: 1961 End Date:    Ongoing
Description:
The Canada Small Business Financing Program (CSBF) is a key federal financing program for small business. It helps small and medium-sized business get access to adequate financing. It also helps fill a gap in the range of financing instruments available to these small businesses, which otherwise have difficulty qualifying for financing that meets their needs.
Expected Results:
  • Facilitate access to more than $1 billion in debt financing
  • Increase awareness of CSBF among lenders, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and intermediaries
  • Continuous communication with financial institutions to improve program delivery
Program Activity:   Entrepreneurial Economy
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2008–2009 Planned Spending 2009–2010 Planned Spending 2010–2011 Planned Spending 2011–2012
Total Contributions 81.7 83.9 81.5 81.5
Total Program Activity: 81.7 83.9 81.5 81.5
Planned Evaluations and Audits:
An evaluation is planned for 2009–2010

 


Structured Financing Facility
Start Date: September 13, 2001 End Date:    March 31, 2011
Description:
This program provides financing support to qualifying domestic and foreign ship owners to build or refit vessels in Canada, in order to stimulate economic activities in the Canadian shipbuilding and industrial marine industry and to help position the industry to meet government procurement requirements.
Expected Results:
Investments in support of Canadian shipbuilding industry to help develop necessary critical infrastructure to position the industry for future procurement efforts.
Program Activity:    Global Reach and Agility in Targeted Canadian Industries
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2008–2009 Planned Spending 2009–2010 Planned Spending 2010–2011 Planned Spending 2011–2012
Total Contributions 18.3 18.1 18.1 -
Total Program Activity: 18.3 18.1 18.1 -
Planned Evaluations and Audits:
The program is currently undergoing an implementation review by the Audit and Evaluation Branch.

 


Canadian Apparel and Textile Industries Program
Start Date: January 1, 2003 End Date:    March 31, 2010
Description:
The objective of the Canadian Apparel and Textile Industries Program (CATIP) is to assist the Canadian apparel and textile industries with initiatives that will help to maximize productivity, identify high-value niche markets, improve e-commerce capabilities, enhance global marketing and branding strategies, and facilitate access to capital.

The program has a firm component (private sector applicants) and a national initiatives component (non-profit industry associations that represent either the apparel or textile sectors on a national scale). Since 2004, the program has also had a component, the Canadian Textiles Program (CANtex), targeted at textile producers. CANtex supports projects to improve production efficiency or to re-orient at least a portion of current textile production from lesser value-added products to higher value-added textile products targeted at growth niche markets.
Expected Results:
Firms in the service and consumer products industries are enabled (i.e., enabled to invest or offer attractive sales terms)
Program Activity:    Global Reach and Agility in Targeted Canadian Industries
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2008–2009 Planned Spending 2009–2010 Planned Spending 2010–2011 Planned Spending 2011–2012
Total Contributions 2.2 2.2* - -
Total Program Activity: 2.2 2.2* - -
Planned Evaluations and Audits:
A recipient audit is scheduled for 2009–2010.
A summative evaluation is scheduled for 2009–2010. 

  • Figures do not include $2.3 million to be transferred from the Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions which is included in the 2009–2010 Annual Reference Level Update (ARLU). Final approval pending.

FedNor — Community Futures Program
Start Date: 1986 End Date:    October 2, 2010
Description:
The Community Futures (CF) Program supports community economic development and builds the capacity of non-metropolitan communities to realize their full sustainable potential. Funding is made available through transfer payments that provide contributions to designated CF organizations in support of repayable business financing through local investment funds, strategic community planning and socio-economic development, business services, and community-based projects and special initiatives.
Expected Results:
Communities and businesses in rural Ontario are sustainable and competitive.
Program Activity:    Community, Economic and Regional Development
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2008–2009 Planned Spending 2009–2010 Planned Spending 2010–2011 Planned Spending 2011–2012
Total Contributions 24.6 21.8 18.1 18.1
Total Program Activity: 24.6 21.8 18.1 18.1
Planned Evaluations and Audits:
A summative evaluation of the Ontario CF Program is scheduled to be completed by June 2008. Results from this evaluation will roll into the national CF Program evaluation to be completed by March 2009.

 


FedNor — Northern Ontario Development Program
Start Date: April 1, 2006 End Date:    June 30, 2011
Description:
The Northern Ontario Development Program promotes economic development and diversification in Northern Ontario. It builds upon the assets and strengths of communities to maximize the sustainable potential of Northern Ontario to succeed in the knowledge-based economy. Funding through transfer payments provides contributions to not-for-profit organizations and small and medium-sized enterprises in six areas: information and communications technology, innovation, community economic development, business financing support, trade and tourism and human capital.
Expected Results:
Communities and businesses in Northern Ontario are sustainable and competitive
Program Activity:    Community, Economic and Regional Development
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2008–2009 Planned Spending 2009–2010 Planned Spending 2010–2011 Planned Spending 2011–2012
Total Contributions 50.4 37.8 36.8 36.5
Total Program Activity: 50.4 37.8 36.8 36.5
Planned Evaluations and Audits:
A formative evaluation is scheduled to be completed by March 31, 2008, and a summative evaluation is scheduled to be completed by March 31, 2011.

 


FedNor — Eastern Ontario Development Program
Start Date: October 12, 2004 End Date:    March 31, 2009
Description:
The Eastern Ontario Development Program promotes socio-economic development in Eastern Ontario that leads to business and job opportunities, sustainable self-reliant communities, and a competitive and diversified regional economy. Delivered through Community Futures Development Corporations in Eastern Ontario, the program makes funding available through transfer payments to provide contributions in five areas: business and community development, access to capital, skills development, retention and attraction of youth, and technological enhancement.
Expected Results:
Communities and businesses in rural Eastern Ontario are sustainable and competitive.
Program Activity:    Community, Economic and Regional Development
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2008–2009 Planned Spending 2009–2010 Planned Spending 2010–2011 Planned Spending 2011–2012
Total Contributions 9.4 9.6 - -
Total Program Activity: 9.4 9.6 - -
Planned Evaluations and Audits:
There are no planned evaluations or audits for this program.

 


Computers For Schools
Start Date: 1993 End Date:    March 31, 2013
Description:
Computers and the Internet have emerged as critical tools for information processing and sharing. The work and life of Canadians is increasingly undertaken in the context of a global, knowledge-based economy, which demands a high level of skill in the area of information and communications technologies (ICTs).

In order to develop proficiency in ICT skills, access to its tools, especially computers, has become essential for Canadians. Youth in particular require access to computers in K–12 school settings, where the demand for computers often exceeds the available supply. By delivering refurbished computers, Computers for Schools helps fill the gap in demand and helps ensure that more Canadians may better avail themselves of the tools necessary to live and work successfully in the knowledge economy.
Expected Results:
Distribution of 85,000 refurbished computers to schools, libraries and not-for-profit organizations at low or no cost.
Program Activity:    Community, Economic and Regional Development
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2008–2009 Planned Spending 2009–2010 Planned Spending 2010–2011 Planned Spending 2011–2012
Total Contributions 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4
Total Program Activity: 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4
Planned Evaluations and Audits:
The evaluation plan consists of an implementation review within the first year of new funding (2008–2009) to be completed by June 30, 2009. A summative evaluation is also to be completed by August 31, 2012, in concert with ongoing program monitoring.

 


Community Access Program (CAP)
Start Date: October 1994 End Date:    March 31, 2008*
Description:
The Community Access Program (CAP) was established under the Government's Connecting Canadians initiative to provide affordable access to the Internet and the services and tools it provides. The program's goal was to have all Canadians and communities participate fully in the knowledge-based economy.

CAP sites are located in schools, libraries, community centres and friendship centres, and they operate through partnerships with provincial/territorial governments and non-profit organizations. CAP also has a complementary youth component, the CAP Youth Initiative, which is funded through Human Resources and Social Development Canada’s (HRSDC) Youth Employment Strategy (YES). For more information regarding YES, please see the Horizontal Initiatives table in HRSDC's Report on Plans and Priorities.
Expected Results:
CAP provides Internet access to Canadians who are most affected by the digital divide, such as individuals with low incomes, Aboriginals, rural residents, francophones, Canadians with limited education, recent immigrants and people with disabilities.
Program Activity:    Community, Economic and Regional Development
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2008–2009 Planned Spending 2009–2010 Planned Spending 2010–2011 Planned Spending 2011–2012
Total Contributions 17.7 - - -
Total Program Activity: 17.7 - - -
Planned Evaluations and Audits:

  • CAP was to end on March 31, 2007. The program received Cabinet approval to operate for 2007–2008 at reduced levels. As in 2006–2007, Industry Canada internally re-allocated funding necessary for the successful delivery of a national program. The Government is presently reviewing the future of CAP and a decision about future spending is forthcoming.

New Architecture for Infrastructure Support — Building Canada Fund
The Ontario Potable Water Program (OPWP)
Start Date: December 13, 2007 End Date: March 31, 2011
Description: OPWP provides financial assistance in the form of grants to specific small and rural Ontario municipalities that incurred increased costs in the development of their Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Program drinking water projects.
Expected Results: Promotion of regional economic development in specific small and rural Ontario municipalities.
Program Activity: Community, Economic and Regional Development
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2008–2009 Planned Spending 2009–2010 Planned Spending 2010–2011 Planned Spending 2011–2012
Total Grants 58.2 34.5 0.0 0.0
Total Program Activity: 58.2 34.5 0.0 0.0
Planned Evaluations and Audits:
There are no planned evaluations or audits for this program.

 


Brantford Greenwich–Mohawk Remediation Project
Start Date: May 8, 2008 End Date: March 31, 2013
Description:
The project is a Brownfield remediation. The site is located between Mohawk and Greenwich Streets with a total area of 50 acres. Once remediated, the land will be redeveloped according to a community design plan that includes residential development with some light commercial and a heritage/cultural component.
Expected Results:
To promote regional economic development in specific small and rural Ontario municipalities.
Program Activity:   Community, Economic and Regional Development
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2008–2009 Planned Spending 2009–2010 Planned Spending 2010–2011 Planned Spending 2011–2012
Total Grants 0.4 8.1 2.3 1.2
Total Program Activity: 0.4 8.1 2.3 1.2
Planned Evaluations and Audits:
A Results-based Management and Accountability Framework (RMAF) and Risk-based Audit Framework (RBAF) are not necessary for this grant.

 


Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Program (COIP)
Start Date: October 25, 2000 End Date: March 31, 2009
Description:
COIP uses a competitive process to provide funding assistance to municipalities for the construction, renewal, expansion or material enhancement of infrastructure that will contribute to improving the quality of life for Ontarians and to building the foundation for sustained, long-term economic growth in the 21st century.
Expected Results:
To promote regional economic development in specific small and rural Ontario municipalities.
Program Activity:   Community, Economic and Regional Development
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2008–2009 Planned Spending 2009–2010 Planned Spending 2010–2011 Planned Spending 2011–2012
Total Grants 23.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Program Activity: 23.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
Planned Evaluations and Audits:
A program audit and project audits will be conducted for Canada-Ontario Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund (COMRIF).  Approximately 50 project audits will be conducted for COIP.

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Table 1: Details on Transfer Payments Programs (TPP)

Infrastructure Canada will manage the following transfer payment programs in excess of $5 million annually:

The summary of the Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs, as prescribed by the Policy on Transfer Payments, will be available at the latest June 30, 2009, at: http://www.infc.gc.ca/infc-eng.html/.


Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund

1. Name of transfer payment program: Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund

2. Start date: 2003-04

3. End date: 2012-13

4. Description: Directed to projects of major federal and regional significance in areas that are vital to sustaining economic growth and enhancing the quality of life of Canadians.

5. Strategic outcome(s): Quality, cost-effective public infrastructure that meets the needs of Canadians in a competitive economy, a clean environment and liveable communities.

6. Expected results: Safer and improved water quality in major communities; safer and faster movement of people and goods on Canada's major land transportation routes; reduced production of greenhouse gases and airborne pollutants; more-effective urban development; increased economic activity including tourism.


(in $ thousands) 7. Forecast Spending
2008-09
8. Planned Spending
2009-10
9. Planned Spending
2010-11
10. Planned Spending
2011-12
11. Program activity Targeted Project-Based Infrastructure Funding        
12. Total grants        
12. Total contributions 732,502 513,410 385,851 268,981
12. Total other types of transfer payments        
13. Total program activity1 732,502 513,410 385,851 268,981
14. Planned evaluations Formative Formal    
15. Planned audits   Assurance Follow-up Audit    

1 Total program activity numbers include $81.7 million in 2008-09, $89.1 million in 2009-10, $47.8 million in 2010-11, and $2.2 million in 2011-12, from funds provided under the Building Canada Fund.


Border Infrastructure Fund

1. Name of transfer payment program: Border Infrastructure Fund

2. Start date: 2003-04

3. End date: 2013-14

4. Description: Targets Canada-United States border crossing points and activity funding for investments in physical infrastructure, intelligent transportation system infrastructure and improved analytical capacity.

5. Strategic outcome(s): Quality, cost-effective public infrastructure that meets the needs of Canadians in a competitive economy, a clean environment and liveable communities.

6. Expected results: A reduction in border bottlenecks; greater uptake of border fast tracking programs by frequent users; expansion or improvement in border/system capacity.


(in $ thousands) 7. Forecast Spending
2008-09
8. Planned Spending
2009-10
9. Planned Spending
2010-11
10.Planned Spending
2011-12
11. Program activity Targeted Project-Based Infrastructure Funding        
12. Total grants        
12. Total contributions 114,383 66,715 46,722 39,069
12. Total other types of transfer payments        
13. Total program activity 114,383 66,715 46,722 39,069
14. Planned evaluations Formative Formal    
15. Planned audits   Assurance Follow-up Audit    


Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund

1. Name of transfer payment program: Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund

2. Start date: 2004-05

3. End date: 2010-11

4. Description: To support smaller-scale municipal infrastructure projects that improve the quality of life, sustainable development and economic opportunities, particularly of smaller communities.

5. Strategic outcome(s): Quality, cost-effective public infrastructure that meets the needs of Canadians in a competitive economy, a clean environment and liveable communities.

6. Expected results: Improved and increased stock of core public infrastructure in areas such as water, wastewater, culture and recreation; improved quality of life and economic opportunities for smaller communities.


(in $ thousands) 7. Forecast Spending
2008-09
8. Planned Spending
2009-10
9. Planned Spending
2010-11
10. Planned Spending
2011-12
11. Program activity Targeted Project-Based Infrastructure Funding        
12. Total grants        
12. Total contributions 399,885 483,763 36,233 0
12. Total other types of transfer payments        
13. Total program activity1 399,885 483,763 36,233 0
14. Planned evaluations Formative Formal   Summative
15. Planned audits Assurance Audit   Assurance Follow-up Audit  

1 Total program activity numbers include $50.4 million in 2008-09, $113.6 million in 2009-10, and $25.0 million in 2010-11, from funds provided under the Building Canada Fund.


Research, Knowledge and Outreach Program

1. Name of transfer payment program: Research, Knowledge and Outreach Program

2. Start date: 2004-05

3. End date: 2009-10

4. Description: To enhance implementation of Infrastructure Canada's Research Strategy, which focuses on three components: knowledge generation, community-building, and knowledge transfer.

5. Strategic outcome(s): Quality, cost-effective public infrastructure that meets the needs of Canadians in a competitive economy, a clean environment and liveable communities.

6. Expected results: Greater understanding of the role and significance of infrastructure and infrastructure issues; more informed policy and decision making; increased knowledge of infrastructure, including infrastructure development, governance arrangements, best practices, shared federal experiences and emerging challenges and opportunities.


(in $ thousands) 7. Forecast Spending
2008-09
8. Planned Spending
2009-10
9. Planned Spending
2010-11
10. Planned Spending
2011-12
11. Program activity Knowledge and Research        
12. Total grants        
12. Total contributions 3,408 2,055 0 0
12. Total other types of transfer payments        
13. Total program activity 3,408 2,055 0 0
14. Planned evaluations   Summative    
15. Planned audits   Assurance Audit Assurance Follow-up Audit  


Gas Tax Fund

1. Name of transfer payment program: Gas Tax Fund

2. Start date: 2005-06

3. End date: Ongoing

4. Description: The Gas Tax Fund program strives to meet the diverse infrastructure needs of all communities while contributing to national environmental outcomes. The Gas Tax Fund makes capital investments in environmentally sustainable municipal infrastructure to improve water and air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It is designed to build competitive and sustainable communities by providing reliable, predictable up-front funding for eligible investments in water, wastewater, solid waste, public transit, community energy systems and local roads and bridges.

5. Strategic outcome(s): Quality, cost-effective public infrastructure that meets the needs of Canadians in a competitive economy, a clean environment and liveable communities.

6. Expected results: To support environmentally sustainable infrastructure in support of shared national outcomes. Theses outcomes are cleaner air, cleaner water, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.


(in $ thousands) 7. Forecast Spending
2008-09
8. Planned Spending
2009-10
9. Planned Spending
2010-11
10. Planned Spending
2011-12
11. Program activity Gas Tax Fund        
12. Total grants        
12. Total contributions        
12. Total other types of transfer payments 1,012,134 1,974,980 1,974,452 1,974,452
13. Total program activity 1,012,134 1,974,980 1,974,452 1,974,452
14. Planned evaluations Process, Summative Formal Value-for-Money  
15. Planned audits Assurance audit   Assurance Follow-up Audit  


Provincial-Territorial Base Funding Program

1. Name of transfer payment program: Provincial-Territorial Base Funding Program

2. Start date: 2007-08

3. End date: 2013-14

4. Description: These funds will provide greater flexibility to address infrastructure needs, particularly for the benefit of smaller jurisdictions which need to respond to basic needs regardless of the size of their population.

5. Strategic outcome(s): Quality, cost-effective public infrastructure that meets the needs of Canadians in a competitive economy, a clean environment and liveable communities.

6. Expected results: To promote enhanced competitiveness and productivity of the economy; cleaner air, water and land; stronger and healthier communities; and to support the restoration of the fiscal balance.


(in $ thousands) 7. Forecast Spending
2008-09
8. Planned Spending1
2009-10
9. Planned Spending1
2010-11
10.Planned Spending1
2011-12
11. Program activity Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Base Fund        
12. Total grants        
12. Total contributions        
12. Total other types of transfer payments 654,486 823,563 824,196 0
13. Total program activity 654,486 823,563 824,196 0
14. Planned evaluations     Formative  
15. Planned audits   Assurance Audit    

1. Actual annual spending levels will be based on the number of jurisdictions that agree to match accelerated P\T Base funds.


Building Canada Fund

1. Name of transfer payment program: Building Canada Fund

2. Start date: 2008-09

3. End date: 2016-17

4. Description: To invest in provincial and community infrastructure to address both national, provincial/territorial and community priorities.

5. Strategic outcome(s): Quality, cost-effective public infrastructure that meets the needs of Canadians in a competitive economy, a clean environment and liveable communities.

6. Expected results: To promote a stronger economy, a cleaner environment, and stronger and safer communities.


(in $ thousands) 7. Forecast Spending
2008-09
8. Planned Spending1
2009-10
9. Planned Spending1
2010-11
10.Planned Spending1
2011-12
11. Program activity Targeted Project-Based Infrastructure Funding        
12. Total grants        
12. Total contributions 522,776 1,229,394 1,575,817 1,641,427
12. Total other types of transfer payments        
13. Total program activity2 522,776 1,229,394 1,575,817 1,641,427
14. Planned evaluations       Joint Formative
15. Planned audits     Assurance Audit  

1. Actual annual spending levels will be based on the number of jurisdictions that agree to match accelerated BCF funds.

2. Total program activity numbers include $132.1 million in 2008-09, $202.6 million in 2009-10, $72.9 million in 2010-11 and $2.2 million for 2011-12 in funding for projects which are managed under CSIF and MRIF program mechanisms.


Green Infrastructure Fund

1. Name of transfer payment program: Green Infrastructure Fund

2. Start date: 2009-10

3. End date: 2013-14

4. Description: Green infrastructure includes infrastructure that supports a focus on the creation of sustainable energy such as modern energy transmission lines. Budget 2009 provides $1 billion over five years for the Green Infrastructure Fund. Funding will be allocated based on merit to support green infrastructure projects on a cost-shared basis.

5. Strategic outcome(s): Quality, cost-effective public infrastructure that meets the needs of Canadians in a competitive economy, a clean environment and liveable communities.

6. Expected results: Targeted investments in green infrastructure can improve the quality of the environment and will lead to a more sustainable economy over the longer term. Sustainable energy infrastructure will contribute to improved air quality and lower carbon emissions.


(in $ thousands) 7. Forecast Spending
2008-09
8. Planned Spending
2009-10
9. Planned Spending
2010-11
10. Planned Spending
2011-12
11. Program activity Targeted Project-Based Infrastructure Funding        
12. Total grants        
12. Total contributions   200,000 200,000 200,000
12. Total other types of transfer payments        
13. Total program activity   200,000 200,000 200,000
14. Planned evaluations        
15. Planned audits        


Infrastructure Stimulus Fund

1. Name of transfer payment program: Infrastructure Stimulus Fund

2. Start date: 2009-10

3. End date: 2010-11

4. Description: Budget 2009 establishes a new $4-billion Infrastructure Stimulus Fund that will provide funding to provincial, territorial and municipal infrastructure rehabilitation projects. Funding will be available for two years for projects that will begin construction during the 2009 and 2010 construction seasons. Should agreements not be reached expeditiously with a province or territory, funding may be used to support the rehabilitation of federal or other infrastructure.

5. Strategic outcome(s): Quality, cost-effective public infrastructure that meets the needs of Canadians in a competitive economy, a clean environment and liveable communities.

6. Expected results: The rehabilitation work will help maintain the safety and prolong the economic life of assets that were built decades ago.


(in $ thousands) 7. Forecast Spending
2008-09
8. Planned Spending
2009-10
9. Planned Spending
2010-11
10. Planned Spending
2011-12
11. Program activity Targeted Project-Based Infrastructure Funding        
12. Total grants        
12. Total contributions   2,000,000 2,000,000 0
12. Total other types of transfer payments        
13. Total program activity   2,000,000 2,000,000 0
14. Planned evaluations        
15. Planned audits        

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National Defence

TABLE 1: DETAILS OF TRANSFER PAYMENT PROGRAMS

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Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act (SRBA)


Strategic Outcome: Canadians’ confidence that DND and the CF have relevant and credible capacity to meet defence and security commitments.
Program Activity: Generate and Sustain Relevant, Responsive and Effective Combat-Capable Integrated Forces.
Name of Transfer Payment Program: Supplementary Retirements Benefits Act (SRBA) [Statutory Payments]
Start date: 1970
End date: On-going
Description: The SRBA amount represents statutory payments to Defence Services Pension Continuation Act (DSPCA) pension recipients for inflation adjustments to their pensions.
Expected results: In compliance with the legislative provisions of SRBA, to provide supplementary retirement benefits payments for certain persons in receipt of a pension pursuant to the Defence Services Pension Continuation Act, Chapter D-3, of the Revised Statutes of Canada 1970, as a result of having been compulsorily retired from the Regular Force by reason of any mental or physical condition rendering the person unfit to perform duties as a member of the Regular Force, as the case may be. Statutory DSPCA and SRBA payments are processed by Public Works and Government Services Canada.


Program Activity:
($ Thousands)
Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total Grants

 0

 0

 0

Total Contributions

$5,510

$6,079

$6,079

6,079 

Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

Total Program Activity

$31,921 

$20,297 

$21,378 

$7,510 



Planned Audits and Evaluations: The Canadian Forces Pension Plan Comptroller manages the SRBA payments. While no specific audits or evaluations are planned, expenditures are subject to monitoring and fall into the financial control framework of the Canadian Forces Pension Plan.

Source: Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance and Corporate Services) and Chief Military Personnel Groups

Contributions in Support of the Capital Assistance Program (CAP)


Strategic Outcome: Canadians’ confidence that DND and the CF have relevant and credible capacity to meet defence and security commitments.
Program Activity: Generate and Sustain Relevant, Responsive and Effective Combat-Capable Integrated Forces.
Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions in support of the Capital Assistance Program (CAP) [Voted payments]
Start date: 1983-1984
End date: 2010-2011 (up for renewal starting 2011-2012)
Description: The Department of National Defence uses the Capital Assistance Program to fund capital projects undertaken with provinces, territories and municipalities and /or their agencies related to the operations of military bases and wings located within Canada. Projects include the construction of community-oriented facilities (such as arenas, gymnasiums, swimming pools, water treatment plants, water distribution systems) where the forces and/or military staff and their dependants are significant users, and where provinces or municipalities are in a better position to deliver services. Contributions are also made to support the transfer to municipalities of common infrastructure related to Residential Accommodation (formerly entitled Permanent Married Quarters) such as roads, sidewalks, sewers, storm pipes, etc.
Expected results: Expected results of this contribution program are:
  • to enter into collaborative arrangements with Provinces, Territories and Municipalities and/or their agencies (through contribution agreements);
  • to maintain/improve infrastructure while correcting identified deficiencies;
  • to reduce operating and capital costs;
  • to improve cost-effective provision of infrastructure and community-based services; and,
  • to enhance quality of life for military personnel and their dependants.


Program Activity:
($ Thousands)
Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total Grants

 0

 0

 0

Total Contributions

$3,900

$10,000

$13,870

Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

Total Program Activity

$31,921

$20,297 

$21,378 

$7,510 



Planned Audits and Evaluations: A full evaluation of the CAP is planned for fiscal year 2009-2010. That evaluation will be undertaken to ensurethat monies contributed under the Capital Assistance Program have been made according to the existing policies and procedures, and terms and conditions.

Source: Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance and Corporate Services) and Assistant Deputy Minister (Infrastructure and Environment) Groups

Contribution Program for the Promotion of the Defence Diplomacy Objectives Implemented by the Military Training Assistance Program (MTAP)


Strategic Outcome: Good governance, Canadian identity and influence in a global community
Program Activity: Contribute to the Canadian Government, Society and the International Community in Accordance with Canadian Interests and Values
Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contribution Program for the Promotion of the Defence Diplomacy Objectives Implemented by the Military Training Assistance Programme (MTAP) [Voted Payments]
Start date: FY 2005-2006
End date: FY 2009-2010 (up for renewal starting 2010-2011)
Description: The Military Training Assistance Program builds the capacities of member countries’ militaries through language training, and professional development courses including command and staff instruction, and peace support operations training.
Expected results: Results expected from this contribution program include the following:
  • promoting Canadian interests and values among developing, non-NATO MTAP member countries;
  • promoting Canada’s independent national profile;
  • enhancing Canada’s bilateral defence relationships;
  • building peace support operations capacity among Canada’s peacekeeping partners; and
  • strengthening democratic principles, the rule of law, the protection of human rights, and international stability.


Program Activity:
($ Thousands)
Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total Grants

 0

 0

 0

Total Contributions

$10,000

$10,000

Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

Total Program Activity

$170,284

$219,683 

$12,199 

$8,425



Planned  Audits and Evaluations: A summative evaluation of the Program was conducted in 2008-2009 in anticipation of the renewal during fiscal year 2009-2010.

Source: Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance and Corporate Services) and Assistant Deputy Minister (Policy) Groups

Contribution Program in Support of the Remediation of the Former Mid-Canada Line Radar Sites in Ontario


Strategic Outcome: Good governance, Canadian identity and influence in a global community
Program Activity: Contribute to the Canadian Government, Society and the International Community in Accordance with Canadian Interests and Values
Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contribution Program in support of the Remediation of the Former Mid-Canada Line Radar Sites in Ontario [Voted Payments]
Start date: 2008-2009
End date: 2014-2015
Description: This contribution program is to support the remediation of certain contaminated sites on non-federal lands, to the extent the contamination was a direct result of federal government activities or operations, or where the contamination resulted from the Government of Canada’s national security efforts. To qualify, a site must also pose a human health and/or environmental risk, and be assessed as a National Classification System Class 1 (action required) or Class 2 (action likely required) site. The Government of Canada’s contribution will be used to fund specific eligible activities associated with the remediation of 11 of the 17 former Mid-Canada Line Radar Sites in Ontario.
Expected results: The result expected from this contribution program is to remediate the contaminated lands to acceptable levels, thereby improving the human health and environment of the local areas affected. Acceptable levels will be determined once the environmental assessment process and consultation with stakeholders have taken place.


Program Activity:
($ Thousands)
Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total Grants

 0

 0

 0

Total Contributions

$317

$8,931

$6,595

$5,571

Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

Total Program Activity

$170,284 

$219,683 

$12,199 

$8,425 



Planned Audits and Evaluations: A mid-term review, if required, is expected to be completed during fiscal year 2011-2012

Source: Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance and Corporate Services) and Assistant Deputy Minister (Infrastructure and Environment) Groups

NATO Military Budget


Strategic Outcome: Good governance, Canadian identity and influence in a global community
Program Activity: Contribute to the Canadian Government, Society and the International Community in Accordance with Canadian Interests and Values
Name of Transfer Payment Program: NATO Military Budget [Voted Payments]
Start date: 1949
End date: 2009-2010 (up for renewal starting 2010-2011)
Description: To contribute the Canadian share of the NATO Military Budget—a common-funded program to finance the operating and maintenance costs of the NATO military structure and activities, including Deployed Operations and missions.
Expected results: Canada’s financial contributions to the Alliance helps to ensure Canadian security, provide leverage and influence within the multi-national body. It also provides access to military capabilities, which Canada itself, does not possess.

The contributions also serve to safeguard the freedom and security of all its members by political and military means in accordance with the North Atlantic Treaty and the principles of the United Nations Charter.

The benefits of Canada’s investment in NATO include access to strategic information, exercises with allied forces and an equal voice in high-level decisions affecting Euro-Atlantic security and stability.



Program Activity:
($ Thousands)
Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total Grants

 0

 0

 0

Total Contributions

$53,890

$87,610

0

Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

Total Program Activity

$170,284

$219,683 

$12,199 

$8,425 



Planned Audits and Evaluations: At the end of the year, the annual financial statements are presented for verification by the International Board of Auditors for NATO, which is mandated by national audit institutions to conduct not only financial but also performance audits.

Source: Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance and Corporate Services) and Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff Groups

NATO Security Investment Program


Strategic Outcome: Good governance, Canadian identity and influence in a global community
Program Activity: Contribute to the Canadian Government, Society and the International Community in Accordance with Canadian Interests and Values
Name of Transfer Payment Program: NATO Security Investment Program [Voted Payments]
Start date: 1949
End date: 2009-2010 (up for renewal starting 2010-2011)
Description: To contribute the Canadian share of the NATO Security Investment Program (NSIP)– a common funded program that finances the capital costs for the provision of communication and information systems, installations and facilities such as radar, military headquarters, airfields, fuel pipelines and storage, harbours and navigational aids needed to support the NATO military structure and activities including Deployed Operations and Missions.
Expected results: NSIP funds projects that meet NATO’s essential purpose, which is to safeguard the freedom and security of all its members by political and military means in accordance with the North Atlantic Treaty and the principles of the United Nations Charter.

The benefits of Canada’s investment in NATO include access to strategic information, exercises with allied forces and an equal voice in high-level decisions affecting Euro-Atlantic security and stability.



Program Activity:
($ Thousands)
Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total Grants

 0

 0

 0

Total Contributions

$40,443

$44,158

Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

Total Program Activity

$170,284

$219,683 

$12,199 

$8,425 



Planned Audits and Evaluations: The NATO International Board of Auditors (IBAN) audits the NSIP account annually. Individual projects are also audited at project completion. The national audit institutions mandate these audits.

Source: Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance and Corporate Services) and Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff Groups

NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Program


Strategic Outcome: Good governance, Canadian identity and influence in a global community
Program Activity: Contribute to the Canadian Government, Society and the International Community in Accordance with Canadian Interests and Values
Name of Transfer Payment Program: NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Program [Voted Payments]
Start date: 1979
End date: 2009-2010 (up for renewal starting 2010-2011)
Description: The NAEWF is based on a Boeing 707 modified for military use that provides NATO with early warning and control capability - allowing NATO to detect and track enemy aircraft operating at low altitudes over all terrain. The surveillance capability of the AWACS allows NATO forces to transmit data directly from the aircraft to command and control centres on land, sea or in the air. The mobility of the AWACS aircraft also allows it to be deployed rapidly and makes it far less vulnerable to attack than ground-based radar.
Expected results: To provide a state-of-the-art operating system that will collect and disseminate, in real-time, data received from several on-board sensors.


Program Activity:
($ Thousands)
Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Total Grants

 0

 0

 0

Total Contributions

$49,661

$53,952

Total Other Types of Transfer Payments

Total Program Activity

$170,284

$219,683 

$12,199 

$8,425 



Planned Evaluations: At the end of the year, the annual financial statements are presented for verification by the International Board of Auditors for NATO, which is mandated by national audit institutions to conduct not only financial but also performance audits.

Source: Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance and Corporate Services) and Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff Groups

For additional information regarding Transfer Payments, refer to table 1b: Summary of Transfer Payments Program by PAA and table 1c: Details on Transfer Payments Programs over $5 million available on the National Defence web site at: http://www.vcds.forces.gc.ca/sites/page-eng.asp?page=6035

TABLE 1b: SUMMARY OF TRANSFER PAYMENTS BY PROGRAM ACTIVITY


($ Thousands) Forecast Spending 2008-2009 Planned Spending 2009-2010 Planned Spending 2010-2011 Planned Spending 2011-2012
Grants        
Generate and Sustain Relevant, Responsive and Effective Combat-Capable Integrated Forces

132

133

110

112

Contribute to Canadian Government, Society and International Community in Accordance with Canadian Interests and Values

5,360

5,429

5,327

2,854

Sub-total Grants

5,492

5,562

5,437

2,966

Contributions        
Generate and Sustain Relevant, Responsive and Effective Combat-Capable Integrated Forces

31,789

20,163

21,268

7,398

Contribute to Canadian Government, Society and International Community in Accordance with Canadian Interests and Values

164,924

214,254

6,872

5,571

Sub-total Contributions

196,713

234,417

28,140

12,969

Total Grants and Contributions

202,205

239,980

33,577

15,935


Source:  Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance and Corporate Services) Group

* Due to rounding, figures may not add up to totals shown.

Note:

  1. The decrease between FY 2009-2010 to 2010-2011 is due to the fact that the approved terms and conditions and the related funding of some grant and contribution programs are ending 31 March 2010.

A summary of the National Defence three-year plan on transfer payment programs will be made available June 30th, 2009 on the following web site: <http://www.vcds.forces.gc.ca/sites/page-eng.asp?page=5609>

TABLE 1c: DETAILS ON TRANSFER PAYMENT PROGRAMS OVER $5 MILLION


Description
($ Thousands)
Type Forecast Spending
2008-2009
Planned Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Generate and Sustain Relevant, Responsive and Effective Combat-Capable Integrated Forces
Supplementary Retirement Benefit Act (SRBA) Payments

S

5,510

6,079

6,079

6,079

Contributions in Support of the Capital Assistance Program (CAP)

C

3,900

10,000

13,870

0

Contribute to Canadian Government, Society and International Community in Accordance with Canadian Interest and Values
Contribution Program for the Promotion of the Defence Diplomacy Objectives Implemented by the Military Training Assistance Programme

C

10,000

10,000

0

0

Contribution Program in support of the Remediation of the Former Mid-Canada Line Radar Sites in Ontario

C

317

8,931

6,595

5,571

NATO Military Budget

C

53,890

87,610

0

0

NATO Security Investment Program

C

40,443

44,158

0

0

NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Program

C

49,661

53,952

0

0

Subtotal Transfer Payments over $5 million

 

163,721

220,730

26,544

11,650

Total Transfer Payment

 

202,205

239,980

33,577

15,935

 

         

Percentage of Transfer Payment over $5 million

 

81.0%

92.0%

79.1%

73.1%

Total Spending per PAA  

Forecast
Spending per
PAA
2008-2009

Planned
Spending per
PAA
2009-2010

Planned
Spending per
PAA
2010-2011

Planned
Spending per
PAA
2011-2012

Generate and Sustain Relevant, Responsive and Effective Combat-Capable Integrated Forces  

31,921

20,297

21,378

7,510

Contribute to Canadian Government, Society and International Community in Accordance with Canadian Interest and Values  

170,284

219,683

12,199

8,425

 Total

 

202,205

239,980

33,577

15,935


Source: Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance and Corporate Services) Group
Legend: S = Statutory   C = Contribution
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National Research Council Canada

Table 1:  Details on Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)


Program Activity:
($ millions)
($ millions) 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
1. Contributions to International Telescope Programs 13.2 5.5 5.5
2. Contribution to the University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, Carleton University, L’Université de Montréal, Simon Fraser University, University of Toronto, and University of Victoria operating a Joint Venture known as TRIUMF 44.1 19.3 19.3
3. Industrial Research Assistance Program 82.2 87.0 87.0
Total for all transfer payments above $5M 139.5 111.8 111.8

Strategic outcome:  An innovative, knowledge-based economy for Canada through research and development, technology commercialization and industry support

Program activity: Research and Development

Name of transfer payment program:  Contributions to International Telescope Programs

Start date:  1978 (CFHT)

End date:  December 2012 (US National Science Foundation in support of Gemini)

Description:  NRC, in partnership with other international bodies, provides financial contributions that support the management and operations of four international, offshore observatories and their related facilities (2 telescopes for Gemini Observatory, 66 for ALMA), and participates in the oversight and direction of the facilities and research. Astrophysics research and development requires large, costly and very precise telescopes and related instruments situated in areas that will provide ideal viewing conditions. It is beyond the capacity of individual organizations or even countries to support the costs of developing and maintaining the facilities required to conduct forefront astrophysics research, thus it is necessary for public sector organizations, through international partnerships, to support this research and development.

Expected results:

Immediate Outcomes:

  • Access to forefront facilities and technology for Canadian astronomers;
  • Enhanced training to qualified students as a result of access to facilities;
  • New technologies developed as part of developing new concepts for new telescopes and instruments;
  • More timely publication of results;
  • Telescope data is effectively used.

Intermediate Outcomes:

  • A prominent role for Canada in international scientific endeavours, as a member of G8 and OECD;
  • Maximized scientific benefit of telescopes to the Canadian and worldwide community;
  • Increased opportunities for Canadian industry to participate in advanced scientific projects, and resulting opportunities to benefit;
  • New technology transferred to industry

Program Activity:
($ millions)
($ millions) Forecast Spending
2008-091
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contribution 5.5 13.2 5.5 5.5
1 Reflects best forecast of total planned spending to the end of the fiscal year.

Strategic outcome:  An innovative, knowledge-based economy for Canada through research and development, technology commercialization and industry support

Program activity: Research and Development

Name of transfer payment program:  Contribution to the University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, Carleton University, L’Université de Montréal, Simon Fraser University, University of Toronto, and University of Victoria operating a Joint Venture known as TRIUMF

Start date:  April 1, 1977

End date:  March 30, 2010

Description:  NRC provides financial assistance to support the operations and management of TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics. A consortium of seven Canadian universities own and manage the operations of TRIUMF. TRIUMF receives its federal funding in five-year allocations via a Contribution Agreement from NRC. The next Five-Year Plan for TRIUMF will start on April 1, 2010 following a Cabinet decision. TRIUMF constitutes one of Canada’s key investments in “Big Science” infrastructure. As TRIUMF hosts a substantial user community, Canadian and international, as well as scientists working in nuclear medicine and materials science. TRIUMF partners with MDS Nordion in the production of medical isotopes for clinical treatments and diagnostic procedures. TRIUMF constitutes the base laboratory out of which large scale international particle physics initiatives such as the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (Geneva) are mounted.

Expected results:
Immediate outcomes: 

  • Access to the forefront facilities of TRIUMF and at CERN, permitting the Canadian research community to perform at world-class level;
  • A high level of training and unique expertise for qualified research students;
  • New technologies developed in partnership with industry and other partners;
  • More timely publication and dissemination of results of research;
  • Availability of experimental data from TRIUMF and CERN for the benefit of the world scientific community.

Intermediate outcomes: 

  • A continued prominent role for Canada at the forefront of international science, as a member of G8, OECD, and NATO;
  • Increase opportunities for Canadian industry to participate in advanced scientific projects with concomitant bottom-line benefits.

Program Activity:
($ millions)
($ millions) Forecast Spending
2008-091
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contribution 43.6 44.1 19.3 19.3
1 Reflects best forecast of total planned spending to the end of the fiscal year.

Planned Evaluation: Peer Review / Evaluation of TRIUMF: Spring 2009

Strategic outcome:  An innovative, knowledge-based economy for Canada through research and development, technology commercialization and industry support

Program activity: Technology and Industry Support

Name of transfer payment program:  Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)

Start date:  April 1, 2002

End date:  March 31, 2013

Description: The NRC Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) supports the Government of Canada priorities by providing innovation support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Canada. NRC-IRAP also supports the development and maintenance of a national system of innovation through providing contributions to organizations.

Expected results: To stimulate wealth creation for Canada through SME technological innovation. Immediate and intermediate outcomes include SME achievement of technical objectives; increased SME technical and business competencies; introduction of new or improved products/services or processes; SME cost savings; client growth; increased SME services/support by innovation support organizations; and SME access to national and international markets. These outcomes will be achieved as a result of the following Program outputs: contribution agreements; SME R&D; technical and business advice; literature/patent searches; SME-specific competitive technical intelligence reports; technical, market and commercial assessments; training and networking events; local, national and international linkages; referrals; and organizational, network and country agreements.


Program Activity:
($ millions)
($ millions) Forecast Spending
2008-091
Planned Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Total contribution 87.9 82.2 87.0 87.0
1 Reflects best forecast of total planned spending to the end of the fiscal year.

Planned Evaluation: Evaluation of the Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP): Winter 2008 (completed)

Planned Audit: Follow-up to the 2006-07 Audit of IRAP: Fall 2010

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Natural Resources Canada

Table 1: Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)

1. Strategic Outcome: Natural resource knowledge, landmass knowledge and management systems strengthen the safety and security of Canadians and the stewardship of Canada's natural resources and lands

2. Program Activity: Adapting to a changing climate and hazard risk management

3. Name of Transfer Payment Program: Implementation of the Adaptation Theme in Support of Canada's Clean Air Agenda

4. Start date: April 1, 2008

5. End date: March 31, 2011

6. Description: The objectives of the program are to generate and effectively deliver knowledge and information needed to understand the range of risks and opportunities from a changing climate; and effectively inform and engage decision-makers across a range of social and economic sectors that have responsibilities to adapt.

7. Expected results:

  • Information and decision-support tools needed for practitioners and decision-makers to understand risks and opportunities from a changing climate, and identify adaptation options are available;
  • Practitioners and decision-makers with responsibilities to adapt are aware of regional/sectoral vulnerabilities and are engaged on adaptation;
  • Mechanisms to share regional and sectoral information, tools and experiences nationally are created and used.
  • Improved capacity to address adaptation issues.
Program Activity:
($ millions)
  8. Forecast Spending
2008-09
9. Planned Spending
2009-10
10. Planned Spending
2010-11
11. Planned Spending
2011-12
12. Total grants        
12. Total contributions 0.8 5.7 9.3 11.3
12. Total other types of transfer payments        
13. Total Transfer payments 0.8 5.7 9.3 11.3

14. Planned evaluations:

Table 1: Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)

1. Strategic Outcome: Canada is a world leader on environmental responsibility in the development and use of natural resources.

2. Program Activity: Clean Energy

3. Name of Transfer Payment Program: ecoENERGY for Biofuels

4. Start date: April 1, 2008

5. End date: March 31, 2017

6. Description: ecoENERGY for Biofuels supports the production of renewable alternatives to gasoline and diesel and encourages the development of a competitive domestic renewable fuels industry. The program provides an operating incentive to facilities that produce renewable alternatives to gasoline and diesel in Canada, based on production volumes and industry profitability. The incentive rates are variable and depend on market conditions and average industry profitability. The incentive rate is designed to pay producers more when market conditions are less favorable and less when conditions are more favorable. ecoENERGY for Biofuels will invest up to $1.48 billion over 9 years, starting April 1, 2008, in support of biofuels production in Canada.

7. Expected results: Increased domestic production and development of a competitive domestic renewable fuel industry. The initial program volume is 2.5 billion litres of domestic production by March 2017, with a target of 2 billion litres of renewable alternatives to gasoline and 500 million litres of renewable alternatives to diesel by March 2017. The program is expected to increase domestic production of renewable fuels by about 1 billion litres of renewable alternative to gasoline and about 200 million litres of renewable alternatives to diesel by 2012.

Program Activity:
($ millions)
  8. Forecast Spending
2008-09
9. Planned Spending
2009-10
10. Planned Spending
2010-11
11. Planned Spending
2011-12
12. Total grants 112.4 185.4 255.2 235.3
12. Total contributions        
12. Total other types of transfer payments 112.4 185.4 255.2 235.3
13. Total Transfer payments        

14. Planned evaluations: To assess the progress and achievements of the ecoENERGY for Biofuels initiative, an evaluation study will report on the progress related to relevance and effectiveness prior to the completion of the terms and conditions on March 31, 2013 and report on the full impact of the program by March 2017, all in accordance to the evaluation questions and indicators in the RMAFs.

Table 1: Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)

1. Strategic Outcome: Canada is a world leader on environmental responsibility in the development and use of natural resources.

2. Program Activity: Clean Energy

3. Name of Transfer Payment Program: ecoENERGY Renewable Heat Initiative (Clean Air Agenda)

4. Start date: April 1, 2007

5. End date: March 31, 2011

6. Description: As part of the ecoENERGY Initiative, the ecoENERGY Renewable Heat Program supports non‑emitting renewable thermal energy technologies used for space heating and cooling, and water heating through a mix of deployment contributions, residential pilot program contributions and industry capacity development contributions.

7. Expected results: In the 2009-10 fiscal year, 175 solar thermal systems (space heating and hot water) will be put in place in the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors. 13 contribution agreements for pilot projects in the residential sector will be signed. Substantial reductions in GHG emissions are expected in the 2009‑10 fiscal year, including approximately:

  • 5 kilotonnes of GHG emissions
  • 2.45 kilotonnes of NOX, and
  • 4.75 tonnes of SOX
Program Activity:
($ millions)
  8. Forecast Spending
2008-09
9. Planned Spending
2009-10
10. Planned Spending
2010-11
11. Planned Spending
2011-12
12. Total grants        
12. Total contributions 6.0 6.0 10.0 -
12. Total other types of transfer payments        
13. Total Transfer payments 6.0 6.0 10.0 -

14. Planned evaluations: An evaluation is planned for the final year of the program.

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1. Strategic Outcome: Canada is a world leader on environmental responsibility in the development and use of natural resources.

2. Program Activity: Clean Energy

3. Name of Transfer Payment Program: ecoENERGY Renewable Power Initiative (Clean Air Agenda)

4. Start date: April 1, 2007

5. End date: March 31, 2011

6. Description: The ecoENERGY for Renewable Power program is investing $1.48 billion over 14 years to increase Canada's supply of clean electricity from renewable sources such as wind, biomass, low‑impact hydro, geothermal, solar photovoltaic and ocean energy. It is intended to help position low‑impact renewable energy technologies to make an increased contribution to Canada's energy supply and thereby contribute to a more sustainable and diversified energy mix. Payments of the incentive will be paid over a 10‑year period to qualifying projects.

7. Expected results: During fiscal year 2009-10, it is expected that at least 25 renewable power projects, including wind, biomass and low impact hydro, will be commissioned for a total capacity of more than 1,000 megawatts (MW). By the end of fiscal year 2009‑10, about 3,000 MW of renewable power capacity will have been commissioned representing about $900 million of incentive support under the program over 13 years.

Program Activity:
($ millions)
  8. Forecast Spending
2008-09
9. Planned Spending
2009-10
10. Planned Spending
2010-11
11. Planned Spending
2011-12
12. Total grants        
12. Total contributions 35.3 72.2 124.9 143.1
12. Total other types of transfer payments        
13. Total Transfer payments 35.3 72.2 124.9 143.1

14. Planned evaluations: In the fiscal year 2008-2009, an evaluation of renewable power programs was started. The evaluation will look at both the ecoENERGY for Renewable Power and Wind Power Production Incentive programs. The evaluation will be completed in the fiscal year 2009‑2010.

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1. Strategic Outcome: Canada is a world leader on environmental responsibility in the development and use of natural resources.

2. Program Activity: Clean Energy

3. Name of Transfer Payment Program: ecoENERGY Retrofit Initiative

Grants in support of ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes

Contributions in support of ecoENERGY Retrofit – Small and Medium Organizations

4. Start date: 2007

5. End date: March 2011

6. Description: The ecoENERGY Retrofit Initiative is a program to provide financial assistance to Canadian homeowners and small industrial and commercial businesses and institutions to support energy efficiency retrofits. There are three components:

  • a home energy efficiency retrofit incentive (grant funding noted in the table below);
  • an energy efficiency retrofit incentive to accelerate the implementation of energy retrofit projects by small and medium-sized organizations in the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors (contribution funding noted in the table below); and
  • a one-year extension of the Existing Buildings Initiative, which supported the retrofitting of existing commercial and institutional buildings (contribution funding in 2007‑08).

7. Expected results: Energy savings, which convert to reductions of greenhouse gas emissions and Criteria Air Contaminants from participating houses and small and medium organizations.

Program Activity:
($ millions)
  8. Forecast Spending
2008-09
9. Planned Spending
2009-10
10. Planned Spending
2010-11
11. Planned Spending
2011-12
12. Total grants 79.0* 46.0 13.0** 0.0
12. Total contributions 8.9 4.4 10.5 4.0
12. Total other types of transfer payments        
13. Total Transfer payments 87.9 50.4 23.5 4.0

* Spending obligation is forecasted to reach $79.0M compared to the $46.0M listed in the Main Estimates. To accommodate this spending obligation, $33.0M has been included in the Supplementary Estimates.

** The $33.0M included in 2008-09 Supplementary Estimates will be refunded in 2010-11 as the planned spending for that fiscal year has been lowered from $46.0M to $13.0M.

14. Planned evaluations: 2009

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1. Strategic Outcome: Canada is a world leader on environmental responsibility in the development and use of natural resources.

2. Program Activity: Clean Energy

3. Name of Transfer Payment Program: ecoENERGY Technology Initiative (Clean Air Agenda)

4. Start date: 2007-08

5. End date: March 31, 2012

6. Description: The ecoENERGY Technology Initiative is a $230 million investment in science and technology by the Government of Canada to accelerate the development and market readiness of technology solutions in clean energy. ecoETI spans the areas of energy production, conversion and end-use.

7. Expected results: Proposals have been assessed in the identified priority areas of technology development to reduce the environmental impact of oil sands and carbon capture and storage technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from oil sands and coal‑fired electricity plants. Negotiations will begin in early 2009 and projects should be initiated in 2009‑10.

Program Activity:
($ millions)
  8. Forecast Spending
2008-09
9. Planned Spending
2009-10
10. Planned Spending
2010-11
11. Planned Spending
2011-12
12. Total grants        
12. Total contributions 10.9 31.06 60.51 52.3
12. Total other types of transfer payments        
13. Total Transfer payments 10.9 31.06 60.51 52.3

14. Planned evaluations: Will be planned once projects begin.

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1. Strategic Outcomes:

SO 1. Natural resource sectors are internationally competitive, economically productive, and contribute to the social well‑being of Canadians

SO 3. Natural resource knowledge, landmass knowledge and management systems strengthen the safety and security of Canadians and the stewardship of Canada's natural resources and lands

2. Program Activity:

Economic Opportunities for Natural Resources

Natural Resource and Landmass Knowledge for Canadians

3. Name of Transfer Payment Program: Forest Industry Long-Term Competitiveness Strategy – Promoting Forest Innovation and Investment

4. Start date: December 7, 2006

5. End date: March 31, 2010

6. Description: There are three initiatives in this program: investment into forest innovation, the consolidation of Canada's three forest research institutes, and the creation of the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre. These measures will enhance economic opportunities for Canada's forest sector as a result of increased investment in forest innovation.

7. Expected results:

Investments in Forest Innovation – Transformative Technologies Program (Strategic Outcome 1)
This initiative directs and harnesses the expertise of the newly consolidated FPInnovations – in close conjunction with provinces, industry, and academia – to implement new forest investments in transformative technologies relevant to all segments of the forest sector. The funding will support pre‑competitive, non‑proprietary R&D to address the development and adaptation of emerging and breakthrough technologies such as forest biomass, forest biotechnology and nanotechnology to advance the competitiveness of the Canadian forest products industry.

Institute Consolidation: FPInnovations (Strategic Outcome 2)
The consolidation of Canada's three forest research institutes – Forintek (wood products), Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC, forest harvesting), and Paprican (pulp and paper) – will provide greater efficiency, synergies and strength in innovation and R&D, and will facilitate speaking with a stronger common voice on forest sector issues. Funding for this initiative will provide for: implementing a new governance model; addressing human resources and administrative issues related to the consolidation (excluding capital projects); developing a business plan and communication strategy; and realigning the program design of the founding organizations into a new national forest research institute – FPInnovations.

Canadian Wood Fibre Centre (Strategic Outcome 2)
The virtual Canadian Wood Fibre Centre (CWFC) is an NRCan initiative intrinsically linked to the research agenda of FPInnovations to increase the economic return from Canada's forest resources. The CWFC is comprised of teams of researchers drawn from NRCan forestry centres across Canada. Their research focuses on increasing the value of Canada's forest fibre through advanced inventory systems for wood species and attributes, silviculture, economic and market analysis and linking this research – the fibre resource with markets – to optimize the value of Canadian wood fibre. CWFC researchers will seek to work in collaboration with those from FPInnovations, and elsewhere (universities, provinces and industry) to increase the value of our fibre.

Program Activity:
($ millions)
  8. Forecast Spending
2008-09
9. Planned Spending
2009-10
10. Planned Spending
2010-11
11. Planned Spending
2011-12
12. Total grants        
12. Total contributions 23.3 11.5 0.0 0.0
12. Total other types of transfer payments        
13. Total Transfer payments 23.3 11.5 0.0 0.0

14. Planned evaluations:

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1. Strategic Outcomes: Natural resource sectors are internationally competitive, economically productive, and contribute to the social well‑being of Canadians

2. Program Activity: Economic Opportunities for Natural Resources

3. Name of Transfer Payment Program: Leadership for Environmental Advantage in Forestry (LEAF) Initiative

4. Start date: June 19, 2008

5. End date: March 31, 2012

6. Description: The purpose of this program is to advance Canada's trade interests by promoting the environmental reputation of Canada's forest sector in international markets. Its aim is to defend and promote the Canadian forest sector's environmental record internationally through addressing science and information gaps, supporting market outreach, and monitoring and reporting on trends.

7. Expected results: LEAF will facilitate environmental acceptance for Canadian forest products in international markets by:

  • promoting Canadian forest products as an environmentally responsible and preferred choice in international markets;
  • supporting the Canadian forest industry's efforts to reduce and avoid environmental market access issues in international target markets;
  • ensuring that key influencers have the information they need regarding the environmental credentials of Canada's forest sector and its products; and
  • supporting the Canadian forest industry in working proactively with international policy decision makers to ensure that their choices are supported by science‑based evidence.
Program Activity:
($ millions)
  8. Forecast Spending
2008-09
9. Planned Spending
2009-10
10. Planned Spending
2010-11
11. Planned Spending
2011-12
12. Total grants        
12. Total contributions 2.3 5.0 4.7 4.0
12. Total other types of transfer payments        
13. Total Transfer payments 2.3 5.0 4.7 4.0

14. Planned evaluations:

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1. Strategic Outcomes: Natural resource knowledge, landmass knowledge and management systems strengthen the safety and security of Canadians and the stewardship of Canada's natural resources and lands

2. Program Activity: Adapting to a Changing Climate and Hazard Risk Management

3. Name of Transfer Payment Program: Federal Response to the Mountain Pine Beetle Infestation in British Columbia

4. Start date: March 22, 2007

5. End date: March 31, 2010

6. Description: The purpose of the program is to slow the spread of the Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB), recover economic value from trees killed by the beetle, and protect communities and forest resources in areas affected by the infestation.

7. Expected results: Canadians derive significant social and economic benefits from the assessment, development and use of forest resources. The benefits are challenged by forest management decisions and by natural disturbance events such as forest pests. The MPB has killed the majority of pine forests in British Columbia and is a major threat to the pine ecosystems in Canada. This program will improve the efficiency of efforts to control the spread and will reduce the longer term negative impacts of this record-scale forest pest epidemic.

Slowing the Spread
Measures under this area of the program include the following: slowing further MPB spread eastward; reduction in the risk of future MPB epidemics; expanded MPB control and forest rehabilitation on federal, provincial and private, non-industrial forest lands; and improved techniques for detecting MPB attack, mapping and characterizing beetle-killed areas and options for direct control of MPB.

Recovering Economic Value
This aspect of the program includes the following: improved information and abilities to schedule beetle-killed timber harvesting and to integrate this timber into existing manufacturing facilities and to maintain product markets; and improved integration of non-timber values in post-beetle management.

Protecting Communities and Forest Resources
Efforts in this area of the program include the following: reduction in community risks from wildland fire and hazardous dead trees; and identification and assessment of options to improve the long-term sustainability of MPB-affected forests and forest communities, primarily linked to natural resources.

Program Activity:
($ millions)
  8. Forecast Spending
2008-09
9. Planned Spending
2009-10
10. Planned Spending
2010-11
11. Planned Spending
2011-12
12. Total grants        
12. Total contributions 17.5 8.8 0.0 0.0
12. Total other types of transfer payments        
13. Total Transfer payments 17.5 8.8 0.0 0.0

14. Planned evaluations:

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1. Strategic Outcomes: Natural resource sectors are internationally competitive, economically productive, and contribute to the social well-being of Canadians.

2. Program Activity: Economic Opportunities for Natural Resources

3. Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board

4. Start date: 1985-86

5. End date: Statutory

6. Description: NRCan covers 50% of the operating costs of the Canada Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board. The Province pays the other 50%. This is done pursuant to provisions of the Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act.

7. Expected results: To provide financial support to the Offshore Board to cover its costs for the management of offshore resources on behalf of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Program Activity:
($ millions)
  8. Forecast Spending
2008-09
9. Planned Spending
2009-10
10. Planned Spending
2010-11
11. Planned Spending
2011-12
12. Total grants        
12. Total contributions 6.8 7.2 6.8 6.7
12. Total other types of transfer payments        
13. Total Transfer payments 6.8 7.2 6.8 6.7

14. Planned evaluations:

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1. Strategic Outcomes: Natural resource sectors are internationally competitive, economically productive, and contribute to