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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPPs) for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Strategic Outcome: An environmentally sustainable agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector; A competitive agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector that proactively manages risk; and An innovative agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector.

Program Activities: Environmental Knowledge, Technology, Information, and Measurement; On-Farm Action; Food Safety and Biosecurity Risk Management Systems; Trade and Market Development; Science, Innovation, and Adoption; and Agri-Business Development.

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Programming related to the Agricultural Flexibility Fund (Voted)

Start date: June 18, 2009

End date: March 31, 2014

Description:
Agricultural Flexibility Fund (AgriFlexibility) initiatives will fall under three project categories or elements:
1) Investments to help reduce the cost of production or improve environmental sustainability;
2) Investments in value-chain innovation and sectoral adaptation; and
3) Investments to address emerging opportunities and challenges.

AgriFlexibility is a Canada's Economic Action Plan (CEAP) Initiative.

Expected results:
Producers/ partners/ industry implement actions to improve their environmental practices;
Producers/ partners/ industry implement actions to reduce costs of production;
Improved food safety, biosecurity, traceability and risk management measures;
Agri-processors upgrade their capacity (through the modernization of their facility(ies);
Increase in value-chain efforts focussed on innovation and/or adaptation; and
Agri-industry implements actions to respond to market threats and/or take advantage of emerging market opportunities.

Performance Indicators:
Number of actions implemented by producers to improve their environmental practices;
Number of actions implemented by producers to reduce their costs of production;
Number of improved food safety, biosecurity, traceability and risk management measures; Number of Agri-processors that upgrade their capacity;
Number and types of activities that increased value-chain efforts focused on innovation and/or adaptation; and
Number of actions implemented to respond to market threats and/or take advantage of emerging market opportunities.


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Program Activity: Environmental Knowledge, Technology, Information, and Measurement        
Total grants        
Total contributions 1.4 2.6 2.6 2.6
Total Environmental Knowledge, Technology, Information, and Measurement 1.4 2.6 2.6 2.6
Program Activity: On-Farm Action        
Total grants        
Total contributions 12.3 22.8 22.8 22.8
Total On-Farm Action 12.3 22.8 22.8 22.8
Program Activity: Food Safety and Biosecurity Risk Management Systems        
Total grants        
Total contributions 9.5 17.7 17.7 17.7
Total Food Safety and Biosecurity Risk Management Systems 9.5 17.7 17.7 17.7
Program Activity: Trade and Market Development        
Total grants        
Total contributions 6.5 12.1 12.1 12.1
Total Trade and Market Development 6.5 12.1 12.1 12.1
Program Activity: Science, Innovation, and Adoption        
Total grants        
Total contributions 15.6 28.8 28.8 28.8
Total Science, Innovation, and Adoption 15.6 28.8 28.8 28.8
Program Activity: Agri-Business Development        
Total grants        
Total contributions 1.2 2.1 2.1 2.1
Total Agri-Business Development 1.2 2.1 2.1 2.1
Total Transfer Payment Programs 46.4 86.1 86.1 86.1

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1174061891718&lang=eng

Note:
Planned spending for 2010-11 to 2012-13 reflects only the funding presented in the 2010-11 Annual Reference Level Update (ARLU). It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.


Strategic Outcome: An environmentally sustainable agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector.

Program Activity: Environmental Knowledge, Technology, Information, and Measurement / On-Farm Action

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions to promote Environmentally Responsible Agriculture (Voted)

Start date: April 1, 2008

End date: March 31, 2013

Description:
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) supports farmers through agri-environmental risk assessment and planning; providing expertise, information and incentives to increase the adoption of sustainable agriculture practices at the farm and landscape levels; investigating and developing new approaches that encourage and support the adoption of sustainable agriculture practices; and increasing the recognition of the value of sustainable agriculture practices. This program supports environmental stewardship and helps reduce the sector's overall impact on the environment. It contributes to a cleaner environment and healthier living conditions for Canadian people, and a more profitable agriculture sector.

Expected results:
Improved agri-environmental risk assessment and planning by agricultural producers.

Performance Indicator:
Increase in adoption levels of Beneficial Management Practices (BMP). Environmental Farm Plans set out out priorities for each farm once an environmental scan is performed. BMPs are based on priorities set out in that plan.

Target:
10% increase from previous program baselines by 2013. Baselines are from the Environmental Indicators for the National Agri-Health Analysis and Reporting Program (NAHARP).


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Program Activity: Environmental Knowledge, Technology, Information, and Measurement        
Total grants - - - -
Total contributions 6.3 2.9 3.6 3.0
Total Environmental Knowledge, Technology, Information, and Measurement 6.3 2.9 3.6 3.0
Program Activity: On-Farm Action        
Total grants - - - -
Total contributions 64.2 67.1 63.7 55.0
Total On-Farm Action 64.2 67.1 63.7 55.0
Total Transfer Payment Program 70.5 70.0 67.3 58.1

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1174061891718&lang=eng

Note:
Planned spending for 2010-11 to 2012-13 reflects only the funding presented in the 2010-11 Annual Reference Level Update (ARLU). It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.


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
AI is statutory and ongoing; however, the current policy and program authorities expire March 31, 2012.

Description:
The AgriInsurance program is one of four core pillars of the business risk management suite available to producers under Growing Forward.

AgriInsurance (formerly the Production Insurance program), will aim to reduce the financial impact on producers of production losses caused by uncontrollable natural perils.

Authorities for the program include Section 4 of the Farm Income Protection (FIPA), as well as "Growing Forward: A Federal-Provincial-Territorial Framework Agreement on Agriculture, Agri-Food and Agri-Based Products Policy" and "Federal / Provincial AgriInsurance Agreement."

Federal AgriInsurance website:
British Columbia
Alberta
Saskatchewan
Manitoba
Ontario
Quebec
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland

Expected results:
The financial impacts of production losses are mitigated by providing effective insurance protection.

Performance Indicators:
1. Value of insured production compared to the total value of all agricultural products eligible for insurance reported as follows: Percentage of Crops - Target 60%.
2. Value of crops eligible for insurance compared to the value of all agricultural products reported as follows: Percentage of Crops – Target 85%.

The Expected Results, Performance Indicators and Targets listed above are based on those provided for AAFC''s 2009-10 Performance Measurement Framework.


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Program Activity: Business Risk Management        
Total grants        
Total contributions 565.6 452.0 452.0 227.3
Total Transfer Payment Program 565.6 452.09 452.0 227.3

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1174061891718&lang=eng

Note:
Planned spending for 2010-11 to 2012-13 reflects only the funding presented in the 2010-11 Annual Reference Level Update (ARLU). It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.


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: AgriInvest Program (Statutory)

Start date: December 19, 2007
Agreements were signed with the provinces to implement the program starting in the 2007 program year.

End date: March 31, 2012
AgriInvest is statutory and ongoing; however, the current policy and program authorities expire on this date.

Description:
The AgriInvest program is one of four core pillars of the business risk management suite available to producers under Growing Forward.

AgriInvest allows producers to self-manage, through producer and government funded savings accounts, the first 15 per cent of their margin losses for a production year and/or make investments to reduce on-farm risks or increase farm revenues (effective July 2010, AgriInvest accounts will be held by participating financial insitutions). Under the program, annual producer deposits of up to 1.5 percent of their allowable net sales are matched by government deposits. Government deposits are cost-shared 60:40 by federal and provincial governments. In combination with the AgriStability program, AgriInvest is the successor to the Canadian Agricultural Income Stabilization (CAIS) program. AgriInvest replaces coverage for smaller income declines where AgriStability assists producers in managing larger losses.

AgriInvest provides producers with a secure, accessible, predictable and bankable source of income assistance to address small drops in farm income and manage on-farm risks.

Federal AgriInvest Website
AgriInvest in Quebec (La Financière agricole du Québec)

Expected results:
Producers have the flexibility in managing small financial risks. Producers use program account balances to address income declines or to make investments to reduce on-farm risks or increase farm revenues.

Performance Indicators:
1.Percentage of AgriInvest producers receiving AgriStability payments and making withdrawals from their AgriInvest saving accounts. Target is at least 60% of AgriInvest producers.
2. Percentage of producers indicating that they use their funds to address income declines or make investments to reduce on-farm risks or increase farm revenues. Target is at least 75% of producers.

The Expected Results, Performance Indicators and Targets listed above are based on those provided for AAFC's 2009-10 Performance Measurement Framework.


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Program Activity: Business Risk Management        
Total grants 139.4 155.8 139.4 139.4
Total contributions 20.1 19.0 20.1 19.0
Total Transfer Payment Program 159.5 174.8 159.5 158.4

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1174061891718&lang=eng

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 2010-11 to 2012-13 reflects only the funding presented in the 2010-11 Annual Reference Level Update (ARLU). It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.


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: AgriStability Program (Statutory)

Start date: December 19, 2007
Agreements were signed with the provinces to implement the program starting in the 2007 program year

End date:March 31, 2012
AgriStability is statutory and ongoing; however, the current policy and program authorities expire on this date.

Description:
The AgriStability program is one of four core pillars of the business risk management suite available to producers under Growing Forward.

AgriStability is a margin-based program that provides support when a producer experiences larger farm income losses, which are drops in their margin (eligible farm income, less eligible farm expenses) for the program year of more than 15 percent of the producer's average margin from previous years (i.e., their reference margin). Thus, a payment is triggered under the program when a producer's program year margin drops below 85 percent of their reference margin. AgriStability also includes coverage for negative margins, as well as mechanisms to advance a participant a portion of their expected payment during the year when a significant decline in income is expected (interim payments and Targeted Advance Payments). In combination with the AgriInvest program, it is the successor to the Canadian Agricultural Income Stabilization (CAIS) program. AgriInvest replaces coverage for smaller income declines where AgriStability assists producers in managing larger losses.

Federal AgriStability Website
AgriStability in Alberta (Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC))
AgriStability in Ontario (Agricorp)
AgriStability in Quebec (La Financière agricole du Québec)
AgriStability on Prince Edward Island (PEI Agricultural Insurance Corporation)

Expected results:
The short-term impacts of larger income losses (losses of over 15% relative to their historical reference margin) are reduced.

Performance Indicators:
1. Participants' farm market revenues compared to total farm market revenues for the industry. Target - 80% of total farm market revenues are covered by the program.
2. Participant's production margin with and without payments compared to reference margin. Target - Program payments bring producer's margin up to 75% of reference margin.

The Expected Results, Performance Indicators and Targets listed above are based on those provided for AAFC's 2009-10 Performance Measurement Framework.


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Program Activity: Business Risk Management        
Total grants 115.1 95.3 95.5 -
Total contributions 557.2 500.0 501.0 188.7
Total Transfer Payment Program 672.3 595.3 596.4 188.7

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1174061891718&lang=eng

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 2010-11 to 2012-13 reflects only the funding presented in the 2010-11 Annual Reference Level Update (ARLU). It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.


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: Agricultural Disaster Relief Program (ADRP) / AgriRecovery (Statutory)

Start date: December 6, 2007
Program authorities were obtained to implement the ADRP under the AgriRecovery disaster relief framework beginning with the 2007-08 fiscal year.

End date: March 31, 2011

Description:
The AgriRecovery framework is one of four core pillars of the business risk management suite available to producers under Growing Forward.

AgriRecovery facilitates the process for federal, provincial and territorial governments to provide short-term, timely assistance to help producers quickly re-establish their income stream and contain the long-term impacts after a small to mid-size disaster (disease, pest, weather-related). Programs under AgriRecovery are developed on a case-by-case basis after an assessment is completed and it is determined that there is need for assistance not covered by existing programs, such as AgriInvest, AgriStability and AgriInsurance.

Under AgriRecovery, the ADRP helps focus the coordination effort, providing fast-tracked programs of up to $20.0 million (up to $121.7 million per fiscal year) to quickly fund initiatives under AgriRecovery.

Participating provinces-territories are expected to cost-share these initiatives on a 60:40 federal-provincial/territorial basis. For AgriRecovery programming outside the ADRP, funding options are negociated with the provinces on a case-by-case basis.

Links to the federal AgriRecovery Website

Expected results:
Farm business operations resume operations following a natural disaster. Producers affected by a disaster situation benefit from financial assistance.

Performance Indicators:
1. Percentage of producers still farming one year after the disaster. Target is 70% of producers still farming one year later.
2. Percentage of producers who believe that the financial assistance provided under the program played a role in the recovery. Target is 75% of participants.

The Expected Results, Performance Indicators and Targets listed above are based on those provided for AAFC's 2009-10 Performance Measurement Framework.


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Program Activity: Business Risk Management        
Total grants 54.2 54.2    
Total contributions 54.2 54.2    
Total Transfer Payment Program 108.4 108.4 - -

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1174061891718&lang=eng

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 2010-11 to 2012-13 reflects only the funding presented in the 2010-11 Annual Reference Level Update (ARLU). It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.


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

Start date: 1997

End date: On-going under the AMPA legislation

Description:
The Advance Payments Program (APP) is a financial loan guarantee program that guarantees cash advances to producers, enabling them to produce and market their agricultural products when conditions are most ideal. Producers can receive cash advances of up to $400,000 per production period, the first $100,000 of which is interest-free. Advances can be on a variety of crops and/or livestock and producers have up to 18 months (usually from April until September of the following year) to use their cash advance for whatever purpose they feel necessary. The producer must repay their advance (as they are selling/delivering their product) in full before the end of the 18 month production period.

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 $2.5 billion).
- Administer the program in a prudent manner for eligible producers (achieving a default rate of under 2% of total amount advanced).


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Program Activity: Business Risk Management        
Total grants        
Total contributions 165.0 184.0 106.0 94.0
Total Transfer Payment Program 165.0 184.0 106.0 94.0

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1174061891718&lang=eng

Note:
Planned spending for 2010-11 to 2012-13 reflects only the funding presented in the 2010-11 Annual Reference Level Update (ARLU). It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.


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: Contributions in support of the Assistance to the Pork Industry Initiative (Statutory)

Start date: September 22, 2009

End date: March 31, 2014

Description:
The Assistance to the Pork Industry Initiative is composed of two programs:

Hog Industry Loan Loss Reserve Program (HILLRP) - was established to assist viable hog operations with their short term liquidity pressures by having the Government of Canada share the risk with financial institutions by consolidating short term debt into long term loans. It is designed to increase access to credit for eligible producers currently producing hogs in Canada, who can provide a business plan which demonstrates that the business is or can be viable and has a reasonable prospect of repaying the loan.

The terms of the loans will be negotiated between lenders and applicants but shall not exceed 15 years. Where possible, a maximum 10-year term will be encouraged.
Lenders are responsible for assessing applications, extending and managing loan amounts in accordance with the program's terms and conditions, managing their Reserve Fund and for any losses beyond those that can be drawn from the Reserve Fund. As such, lenders continue to bear a proportion of the risk for loans extended under the HILLRP.

Hog Farm Transition Program (HFTP) - Delivered by the Canadian Pork Council, it will help the hog industry to restructure by providing payments to those hog producers who agree to set aside all hog production in their enterprises for a minimum of three years. Hog producers tender bids equal to the amount of funds they would require to shut down their total production for the three-year period.

Expected results:
The HLLRP is designed to increase access to credit for eligible producers currently producing hogs in Canada. This will:
- Alleviate short term liquidity pressures; and
- Assist the industry to continue operations and respond to long term market signals.

Performance Indicators: Number of agreements signed; Value of reserve-backed loans provided to eligible hog producers; and, percentage of hog producers receiving reserve-backed loans that continue in the first 12 months to repay the loans without defaulting.

The maximum total loan loss reserve that AAFC will provide under HILLRP is $404 million.

The HFTP will lead to the following outcomes:
- Compensation to hog producers that cease production for three years;
- A number of participating hog operations ceasing production for three years; and
- A reduction in the population of hogs in Canada.

Performance indicators include: number of program participants that cease production for 3 years; and reduction in the number of breeding animals and hogs produced in Canada once program is fully subscribed.

HFTP is a $75 million program. Assuming average bids are $500 per sow-equivalent, this would translate into a 3.2 million decline in annual hog production.


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Program Activity: Business Risk Management        
Total grants        
Total contributions 443.4 39.1 0.4 0.4
Total Transfer Payment Program 443.4 39.1 0.4 0.4

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1174061891718&lang=eng

Note:
Planned spending for 2010-11 to 2012-13 reflects only the funding presented in the 2010-11 Annual Reference Level Update (ARLU). It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.


Strategic Outcome: 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: Contributions to Enhance the Safety and Security of Canada's Food System (Voted)

Start date: April 1, 2008

End date: March 31, 2013

Description:
Programming for the "Contributions to Enhance the Safety and Security of Canada's Food System" is comprised of the following components:

Food Safety Systems Development
Food Safety Systems Development focuses on the development of voluntary 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. Intended clients are national or regional non-profit organizations that are not represented by entities at the national level.

Food Safety Systems Implementation
Food Safety Systems Implementation facilitates the early adoption of government-recognized food safety systems by producers and non-federally registered food-processing enterprises through financial incentives.
Eligible projects could include the implementation of good manufacturing practices towards Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) or ISO 22000 standards in non-federally registered processing plants and the implementation of government reviewed HACCP-based food safety systems on farms. Implementation is administered by provinces and territories under Growing Forward.

Expected results:
Food Safety Systems Development
Increased number of national on-farm and post-farm organizations with food safety systems ready to submit to Canadian Food Inspection Agency for "recognition". Government-recognized on-farm food safety programs are technically based on the internationally accepted food safety control system called Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP).
Performance indicator: Number of organizations that submit to Canadian Food Inspection Agency for "recognition".
Targets: On-Farm target is 6 organizations and Post-Farm is 7 organizations. The date to achieve target is March 31, 2013.

Food Safety Systems Implementation
Increased number of producers and non-federally registered food processing enterprises engaged in food safety activities.
Performance Indicator: Number of provinces and territories with food safety activities as Growing Forward cost-shared programs.
Target: Specific Targets for Designated Programs covering food safety activities are set out in individual Bilateral Agreements.


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Program Activity: Food Safety and Biosecurity Risk Management Systems        
Total grants        
Total contributions 26.3 19.0 12.5 13.0
Total Transfer Payment Program 26.3 19.0 12.5 13.0

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1174061891718&lang=eng

Note:
Planned spending for 2010-11 to 2012-13 reflects only the funding presented in the 2010-11 Annual Reference Level Update (ARLU). It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.


Strategic Outcome: 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: Contributions to Minimize the Occurrence and Extent of Risk Incidents (Voted)

Start date: April 1, 2008

End date: March 31, 2013

Description:
Programming for the "Contributions to Minimize the Occurrence and Extent of Risk Incidents" is comprised of the following components:

Biosecurity Standards Implementation
The approved national Biosecurity Standards form the basis for implementation of the minimum, biosecurity requirements for a particular sector at the farm-level. Provinces and territories are responsible for farm-level implementation and are able to impose additional standards to respond to a particular, unique need of the local industry.

Traceability Industry Infrastructure
Investment in Traceability Industry Infrastructure will enhance the industry's ability to follow the movement of a food through specific stage(s) of production, processing and distribution. It supports the development and implementation of industry infrastructure to participate in the National Agriculture and Food Traceability System. This program invests in the development of industry-led systems that collect and verify identification and movement data, and accelerates industry capacity.

Traceability Enterprise Infrastructure
The Traceability Enterprise Structure provides 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. This could include implementation of animal handling systems, equipment, and data systems necessary to record and report data to industry databases. These actions will enable recipients to participate fully in the National Agriculture and Food Traceability System.

Expected results:
Biosecurity Standards Implementation
Increased review and approval of biosecurity systems being implemented.
Performance Indicator: Number of biosecurity systems implemented.
Target: Specific targets for designated programs covering food safety activities are set out in individual Bilateral Agreements.

Traceability Industry Infrastructure
Increase in the development of industry-led traceability systems.
Performance Indicator: Number of organizations and private entities implementing industry-led traceability systems.
Target: 10 organizations and/or private entities. The date to achieve target is March 31, 2013.

Traceability Enterprise Infrastructure
All provinces and territories implementing traceability activities as Growing Forward cost-shared programs.
Performance Indicator: Number of provinces and territories with traceability activities as Growing Forward cost-shared programs.
Target: Specific targets for designated programs covering food safety activities are set out in individual Bilateral Agreements.


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Program Activity: Food Safety and Biosecurity Risk Management Systems        
Total grants        
Total contributions 29.0 32.6 29.9 24.8
Total Transfer Payment Program 29.0 32.6 29.9 24.8

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1174061891718&lang=eng

Note:
Planned spending for 2010-11 to 2012-13 reflects only the funding presented in the 2010-11 Annual Reference Level Update (ARLU). It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.


Strategic Outcome: 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 results:
The foundation for a structured swine health risk management framework is established and contributes to the prosperity and the stability of the Canadian hog sector through biosecurity best management practices, research and long term risk management solutions.

Performance Indicators:
A National Biosecurity Best Management Practices Standard is in place;
Percentage of research projects that are progressing on schedule; and
A long term risk management solution is established by the industry.


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Program Activity: Food Safety and Biosecurity Risk Management Systems        
Total grants        
Total contributions 14.4 37.9 - -
Total Transfer Payment Program 14.4 37.9 - -

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1174061891718&lang=eng

Note:
Planned spending for 2010-11 to 2012-13 reflects only the funding presented in the 2010-11 Annual Reference Level Update (ARLU). It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.


Strategic Outcome: 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 Plum Pox Eradication Program (PPEP) provides funding for activities aimed at eradicating the Plum Pox Virus (PPV) from the Niagara region of Canada while ensuring the viability of the tender fruit industry (peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines). The bulk of the funding supports an extensive survey of tender fruit orchards, research and financial assistance for tender fruit producers whose orchards are affected by the PPV. The program also includes an asset loss compensation component. This seven-year program (2004-05 to 2010-11) is a follow-up of the original three-year program (2001-02 to 2003-04).

The program is jointly funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).

Website (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)

Expected results:
Eradication of the Plum Pox Virus in Canada while maintaining the viability of the industry.

Performance Indicator: Number of positive trees and orchards identified.
Target: 15% reduction in Plum Pox Virus incidences annually between 2004-2011.


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Program Activity: Food Safety and Biosecurity Risk Management Systems        
Total grants        
Total contributions 8.6 8.6 - -
Total Transfer Payment Program 8.6 8.6 - -

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1174061891718&lang=eng

Note:
Planned spending for 2010-11 to 2012-13 reflects only the funding presented in the 2010-11 Annual Reference Level Update (ARLU). It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.


Strategic Outcome: 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 genetics and beef and beef products in a post-BSE environment. Grants totalling $50 million over 10 years will be provided.

Expected results:
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.

Performance Indicators:
- change in consumer recognition and perceptions of Canadian beef and products (measured by consumer surveys, benchmark studies);
- increase in total beef export volumes to key markets; and
- change in international and target country market share.


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Program Activity: Trade and Market Development        
Total grants 10.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
Total contributions        
Total Transfer Payment Program 10.0 5.0 5.0 5.0

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1174061891718&lang=eng

Note:
Planned spending for 2010-11 to 2012-13 reflects only the funding presented in the 2010-11 Annual Reference Level Update (ARLU). It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.


Strategic Outcome: 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: Contributions to transform Canada's Strengths into Domestic and Global Success (Voted) (related funding is found under Grant payments for the Organisation for the Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (Voted))

Start date: April 1, 2008

End date: March 31, 2013

Description:
he programming for "Transforming Canada's strengths into Domestic and Global Success" is composed of the following:

The AgriMarketing Program provides a platform to equip industry, including small and medium-sized enterprises, for success in global markets. AgriMarketing cost-shares with industry associations for international market development, export promotion activities and in-depth research to form long-term international strategies that contribute and build on the Canada Brand.

The Enabling Research for Competitive Agriculture (ERCA) Program supports research, complements AAFC policy analysis and development, and contributes to a more informed policy dialogue by engaging the external policy research community on priority issues that can be used by industry groups and producers to assist them in identifying new opportunities, markets and ways to enhance productivity and improve competitiveness to improve their success in global and domestic markets.

A small component of the ERCA initiative provides a grant to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to enhance research on priority issues for Canada in the global context through collaborative activities, thereby providing a unique, global perspective on Canada's competitiveness.

Expected results:
AgriMarketing Program:
- Contribution Agreements with industry associations, alliances and technical marketing institutions;
- Increased capacity of industry associations to deliver market development and branding projects;
- Increased effectiveness of market development and branding projects undertaken by industry associations; and
- Enhanced market opportunities for Canadian agriculture and food producers in key international markets.

Performance measures and indicators are:
- Number of agreements implemented annually;
- Percentage of market development and branding projects undertaken by industry associations outside Canada with the program funding as compared to promotional activities undertaken without the program funding; and
- Percentage increase in exports for AgriMarketing Program supported sectors with a long-term international strategy.

ERCA Contribution Program:
- The establishment of "communities of experts" with broad representation from universities and other institutions;
- Broadly disseminated research results that are used by industry and government to enhance competitiveness and prosperity;
- Strengthened policy research capacity addressing priority issues for the sector;
- Participation of industry and representatives from other departmental initiatives such as the Value Chain Roundtables (VCRT) and Agri-foresighting at ERCA events and workshops;
- Publication of research reports, Policy Briefs, professional journal articles and newspaper articles by ERCA members; and
- A large pool of graduate students knowledgeable in agricultural policy from which to recruit at AAFC.

Performance measures and indicators are:
- The number of researchers involved in ERCA;
- The number of meetings/workshops/seminars and Parliamentary Committees where ERCA policy research results are presented for use by government, industry and other stakeholders;
- The number of graduate students recruited into agriculture programs at universities in Canada through ERCA;
- The number of participants at ERCA events from industry, VCRT or Agriforesighting, government and other organizations;
- The number of research reports/policy briefs/ professional journal articles and newspaper articles published by ERCA members;
- The number of graduate students who graduate from their programs.

ERCA - Grant to the OECD:
- Broadly disseminated research results that are used by industry and government to enhance competitiveness and prosperity;
- Enhanced economic and policy research capacity addressing priority issues for the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector in a global context;
- Increased information for the use of Provinces and Territories on key issues impacting the sector; and
- A further influence on the research agenda of the OECD in order to broaden policy research to include topics of importance for Canada.


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Program Activity: Trade and Market Development        
Total grants 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Total contributions 22.5 22.7 23.1 24.1
Total Transfer Payment Program 22.6 22.8 23.2 24.2

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1174061891718&lang=eng

Note:
Planned spending for 2010-11 to 2012-13 reflects only the funding presented in the 2010-11 Annual Reference Level Update (ARLU). It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.


Strategic Outcome: An innovative agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector.

Program Activity: Science, Innovation and Adoption

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions to support the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (Voted)

Start date: May 28, 2009

End date: On-Going, subject to Evaluation of relevance and effectiveness by March 31, 2014.

Description:
The Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP)'s objective is to facilitate the agriculture, agri-food, and agri-based products sector's ability to seize opportunities, to respond to new and emerging issues, and to pathfind and pilot solutions to new and ongoing issues in order to help it adapt and remain competitive. Launched as a successor to the Advancing Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food (ACAAF) program, CAAP will continue to support industry-led initiatives at the national, regional and multi-regional levels.

Expected results:
Industry implements strategies to respond to emerging issues and opportunities;
Conversion of applied research into commercial products;
Adoption of innovative,value-added products, processes and technologies by the sector; and Improved competitiveness of the sector.

Performance Indicators:
Number of strategies to respond to emerging issues developed and implemented by industry;
Number of commercial products created;
Number of innovative, value-added products, processes and technologies adopted by the sector;
Number of projects resulting in: reduction of producing and processing costs; improved product quality; improved market share or preservation of market share.


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Program Activity: Science, Innovation and Adoption        
Total grants        
Total contributions 33.4 33.4 28.4 28.4
Total Transfer Payment Program 33.4 33.4 28.4 28.4

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1174061891718&lang=eng

Note:
Planned spending for 2010-11 to 2012-13 reflects only the funding presented in the 2010-11 Annual Reference Level Update (ARLU). It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.


Strategic Outcome: 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 results:
Increase in Research and Development network activities for innovative technologies, techniques, processes, tools and strategies.

Performance Indicator: Number of technology transfer vehicles (such as licenses, demonstrated applications in industry, industry attestations, articles in commodity or trade magazines etc.) related to new products, new uses and new markets for agri-based biomass resulting from the networks that have been established.
Target: 18 technology transfer vehicles


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Program Activity: Science, Innovation and Adoption        
Total grants        
Total contributions 20.7 15.7 - -
Total Transfer Payment Program 20.7 15.7 - -

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1174061891718&lang=eng

Note:
Planned spending for 2010-11 to 2012-13 reflects only the funding presented in the 2010-11 Annual Reference Level Update (ARLU). It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.


Strategic Outcome: 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:
The Agri-Opportunities program is 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 results:
To promote new opportunities for agriculture by enabling the sector to diversify or move into promising new markets with prospects for long term sustainability.

Performance Indicators:
- The number of facilities established, modernized or expanded (9-13 facilities);
- The number of new products, processes and services that are brought to market (11-16 products, processes or services);
- Increase in knowledge and skills of recipient organizations
• number of people with increased knowledge and innovative capacity (38-64 people)
• number of enterprises with increased knowledge and capacity (19-25 organizations);
- Increase in demand for primary agricultural products (targets still to be determined);
- The number of funded enterprises with new revenue streams (7-10 organizations);
- Increase in level and quality of employment for recipient organizations
• number of employees hired in funded enterprises (70-95 overall)
• number of indirect jobs supported by activities of funded enterprises
• level of wages paid relative to sector average (5 percent above average)
- The number of funded enterprises participating in value added industries (7-10 enterprises); and
- The number of farmers participating farther up the value-chain (5-7 projects led by farmers).


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Program Activity: Science, Innovation and Adoption        
Total grants        
Total contributions 30.1 31.1 - -
Total Transfer Payment Program 30.1 31.1 - -

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1174061891718&lang=eng

Note:
Planned spending for 2010-11 to 2012-13 reflects only the funding presented in the 2010-11 Annual Reference Level Update (ARLU). It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.


Strategic Outcome: 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
(Proposed extension to March 31, 2013)

Description:
The ecoAgriculture Biofuels Capital initiative (ecoABC) is a four-year, $200 million federal initiative that provides conditionally repayable contributions towards the construction or expansion of biofuel facilities that have equity investments from farmers and use agricultural feedstock. The initiative, which is part of the federal renewable fuels strategy, is providing an opportunity for farmers to benefit from the emerging renewable fuels industry while helping the government to achieve its targets for renewable fuel content in gasoline and diesel fuel.

Expected results:
To provide agricultural producers with an opportunity for equity investment in biofuel production facilities, and to facilitate achieving the federal government's target of renewable fuel content equal to 5% of the gasoline pool by 2010 and 2% in diesel and heating oil by 2012 through domestic production.

Specific 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.

Performance Indicators:
- Number of new facilites built or expanded for renewable fuels (8-12 facilities);
- Change in annual production of ethanol and biodiesel by funded facilities (overall increase in production of 1-1.5 billion litres of renewable fuel);
- Number of new jobs in funded facilities (200-360 overall);
- Increased spending in communities with funded facilities (specific targets determined later); and
- Change in primary producers' revenue from investment ($6-12 million annually).


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Program Activity: Science, Innovation and Adoption        
Total grants        
Total contributions 49.8 65.3 - -
Total Transfer Payment Program 49.8 65.3 - -

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1174061891718&lang=eng

Note:
Planned spending for 2010-11 to 2012-13 reflects only the funding presented in the 2010-11 Annual Reference Level Update (ARLU). It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.


Strategic Outcome: An innovative agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector.

Program Activity: Science, Innovation and Adoption

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions to accelerate the Pace of Innovation and Facilitate the Adoption of New Technologies (Voted)

Start date: April 1, 2008

End date: March 31, 2013

Description:
The program is designed to accelerate industry led innovation activities leading to the development and commercialization of new products, practices and processes by supporting the required academia, industry and government foresight and applied science, technology and development activities.

The program initiatives are designed to work systematically along the three phases of the innovation continuum; they are:
Discovery Phase: the creation of new knowledge and ideas;
Pre-commercialization Phase: the further development of ideas into new technologies to address challenges and opportunities; and
Commercialization, Adoption and Marketing Phase: the realization of economic and social benefits from the technologies that generate new practices, products and processes.

Expected results:
Accelerated pace of innovation and new technologies adopted.
Performance Indicator: Percent increase in number of applied agri-science research and development projects.
Target: 400% increase in number of applied agri-science research and development projects by March 2013.


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Program Activity: Science, Innovation and Adoption        
Total grants        
Total contributions 39.8 60.6 64.5 73.8
Total Transfer Payment Program 39.8 60.6 64.5 73.8

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1174061891718&lang=eng

Note:
Planned spending for 2010-11 to 2012-13 reflects only the funding presented in the 2010-11 Annual Reference Level Update (ARLU). It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.


Strategic Outcome: An innovative agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector.

Program Activity: Agri-Business Development

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

Start date: April 1, 2008

End date: March 31, 2013

Description:
Agri-Business Development provides support for provincial and territorial activities and to national organizations to increase the use of sound business management practices by producers and agri-businesses to enable businesses to be profitable.

Eligible programs and initiatives 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. It also enables agri-businesses to be profitable and invest where needed to manage the natural resource base sustainably, and produce and market safe food and other products.

Expected results:
Increased understanding of the factors most critical to business success by businesses in the sector.
Performance Indicator: Percentage of participating businesses with an increased understanding of the factors most critical to the success of their business.
Target: 70% of participants will have an increased understanding of critical success factors for their business. This target will be met by March 2013.


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Program Activity: Agri-Business Development        
Total grants        
Total contributions 18.1 23.5 27.1 26.6
Total Transfer Payment Program 18.1 23.5 27.1 26.6

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1174061891718&lang=eng

Note:
Planned spending for 2010-11 to 2012-13 reflects only the funding presented in the 2010-11 Annual Reference Level Update (ARLU). It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.


Strategic Outcome: An innovative agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector.

Program Activity: Agri-Business Development

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

Start date: October 25, 2007

End date: March 31, 2011

Description:
This Orchards and Vineyards Transition program (OVTP) 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 results:
To ensure acreage is readily available for planting of more marketable crops, and to develop an improved understanding of the opportunities for the orchards and vineyards sector. It is expected that OVTP will result in fruit trees and grape vines being removed from 6,500 hectares and this land being made available for the planting of more marketable varieties of tree fruits, grapes and other crops. This will encourage producers to make the adjustments necessary to become more competitive.


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Program Activity: Agri-Business Development        
Total grants        
Total contributions 11.7 9.2 - -
Total Transfer Payment Program 11.7 9.2 - -

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1174061891718&lang=eng

Note:
Planned spending for 2010-11 to 2012-13 reflects only the funding presented in the 2010-11 Annual Reference Level Update (ARLU). It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.


Strategic Outcome: An innovative agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector.

Program Activity: Agri-Business Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions to strengthen the competitiveness of Canada's red meat packing and processing industry (Voted)

Start date: June 4, 2009

End date: March 31, 2012

Description:
The Slaughter Improvement Program (SIP) provides eligible red meat packers with repayable federal contributions to implement sound business plans aimed at reducing costs, increasing revenues, or otherwise improving the operations of federally-inspected packing plants. Supporting processing activities will help contribute to the viability of related slaughter capacity.

Recipients must also be involved or present a business plan to be involved in the slaughter of red meat. They must be federally inspected red meat packing and processing plants; provincially inspected plants implementing projects to become federally inspected to market their products beyond provincial boundaries; or legal entities planning to establish a federally inspected plant in a region where a deficit in slaughter capacity is constraining sector growth. The program is applications-based, and functions under a request for applications approach.

The Slaughter Improvement Program is a Canada's Economic Action Plan (CEAP) Initiative.

Expected results:
The SIP will lead to the following outcomes: operational improvements among red meat packers and processors; increased productivity, revenues and/or innovation, and/or reduced costs among red meat packers and processors; and added slaughter capacity in deficit regions.

Performance indicators may include but are not limited to the following: amount of program funds invested by red meat packers and processors in operational improvements; percentage of recipients that increase their productivity, revenues and/or innovation, and/or reduce their costs; and number of regions that fill in their capacity deficit.


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Program Activity: Agri-Business Development        
Total grants        
Total contributions 18.4 19.6 14.1 -
Total Transfer Payment Program 18.4 19.6 14.1 -

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1174061891718&lang=eng

Note:
Planned spending for 2010-11 to 2012-13 reflects only the funding presented in the 2010-11 Annual Reference Level Update (ARLU). It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.


Strategic Outcome: An innovative agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector.

Program Activity: Rural & Co-operatives Development

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

Start date: April 1, 2008

End date: March 31, 2013

Description:
The programming for Rural and Co-operatives Development 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 (CRP).

Co-operative Development Initiative (CDI) which provides support for the development capacity of the co-op sector and funds innovative co-operative projects in public policy priority areas.

Expected results:
Rural development
New economic activities are being developed in rural communities.
Measured by: The number of communities in 20 selected rural regions where new economic activities are implemented as a result of CRP collaborative activities.
Target: 30 communities by March 31, 2013

Co-operative Development Initiative
Canadians are better able to utilize the co-operative model to meet their economic and social needs.
Measured by: Number of co-operatives created, which have received CDI support.
Target: 150 co-operatives by March 31, 2013.


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Program Activity: Rural & Co-operatives Development        
Total grants        
Total contributions 6.9 7.5 7.5 7.5
Total Transfer Payment Program 6.9 7.5 7.5 7.5

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1174061891718&lang=eng

Note:
Planned spending for 2010-11 to 2012-13 reflects only the funding presented in the 2010-11 Annual Reference Level Update (ARLU). It does not include any additional amounts that may be brought into the Department's reference levels.

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Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)

Strategic Outcome: A competitive Atlantic Canadian economy

Program Activity: Enterprise Development; Community Development; and Policy, Advocacy and Coordination

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Business Development Program – Voted

Start date: July 25, 1995

End date: March 31, 2010 (Approval for continuation of the program will be sought.)

Description: The Agency plays a prominent role in economic development in Atlantic Canada, and has the broad mandate of increasing employment and earned incomes of Atlantic Canadians. The objectives of the Business Development Program (BDP) are in support of this mandate, and include the following:

  • to increase the number of successful business start-ups;
  • to increase the successful expansion and modernization of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); and
  • to enhance the business environment in Atlantic Canada.

The program is designed to help set up, expand or modernize businesses, and focuses on SMEs, offering access to capital in the form of interest-free, unsecured, repayable contributions. In addition to capital investment, funding is also available for business studies, training, marketing and quality assurance, to help in bidding for and acquiring public and private procurement contracts or to develop an innovative product or service. Non-profit organizations providing support to the business community, and not-for-profit activities that support economic development in the region, are eligible for funding under the program.

Eligible commercial recipients include individuals, sole proprietorships, partnerships, co-operatives, a body corporate, or a Crown corporation that carries on, or is about to carry on, legitimate profit-driven business activities in Atlantic Canada. This does not include a government or individual municipality.

Non-commercial eligible recipients include not-for-profit incorporated entities, and may include a Crown corporation, a provincial government, a municipal government, a not-for-profit organization owned or controlled by a provincial or municipal government, local economic development associations, an institute, or a university.

The BDP is one of the transfer payment programs, along with the Innovative Communities Fund (ICF), being used for the delivery of the Community Adjustment Fund (CAF) announced in Budget 2009. CAF is being delivered as a sub-component of the BDP. Objectives for funding under CAF include:

  • providing economic stimulus to mitigate the short-term impacts of the economic downturn by creating employment opportunities; and
  • addressing transitional and adjustment challenges in restructuring communities.

CAF is designed to address the short-term economic impacts of the global economic downturn on communities across the Atlantic region. This funding sunsets on March 31, 2011.

Delivery of the BDP-CAF is guided by the following principles and considerations when assessing eligible projects and activities:

  • The capacity of the project or activity to be initiated quickly;
  • The employment generation that can be expected over the life of the fund, per dollar of federal investment; and
  • The leverage from provinces or other funding partners.

For the purposes of BDP-CAF, a community is eligible under this program if its population is 250,000 or lower and it meets the following criteria:

(A)

  • It has experienced major layoffs resulting in significant job losses as a percentage of total employment within the community; and,
  • There is a lack of alternative employment opportunities within the community to offset job losses.

OR

(B)

  • The year-over-year change in employment insurance beneficiaries is equal to or greater than 20 percent.

Priority in the selection of projects in eligible communities is given to rural, single-industry communities.

Expected results: Whereas new employment is the direct result of business growth, particularly among SMEs, the Agency seeks to provide people with encouragement, advice and information, and the capital they need to start and expand their own businesses. Emphasis on improving SME productivity through innovation, skills development and export development is also at the core of ACOA's activities.

The BDP is strongly linked to the Agency, but places its greatest focus on improving the growth and competitiveness of Atlantic SMEs, leading to increased productivity, earned incomes and job creation.

Immediate results (one to three years) expected to be generated by the BDP include, among other things, an increase in the number of SMEs that have modernized or expanded, an increase in the number of SME start-ups, increased adoption of SME business management practices, increased SME investment, and the development of new products, services and processes.

In the longer term (three to five years), it is expected that results tied to transfer payments investments will be in the form of increased employment within the SMEs, increased wages and salaries of their employees, increased domestic and export sales, increased productivity and profitability, increased number of exporters or export markets, increased firm survival rates, and the commercialization of new products, services and processes.

For the BDP-CAF, performance measurement is primarily focused on economic opportunities in the short term, for the duration of the project, and other short-term stimulus measurements.

For the BDP-CAF, the results will be measured by the following indicators:

  • Number of projects/initiatives generated;
  • The value of investments created in enterprises or communities; and
  • Enterprises created, maintained or expanded
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-10

Planned Spending
2010-11

Planned Spending
2011-12

Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants 0.6 2.0 2.0 2.0
Total contributions 135.4 114.7 113.7 111.7
Total Transfer payments 136.0 116.7 115.7 113.7

Link to Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs

http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/English/publications/ParliamentaryReports/Pages/RPP_2010-2011_1.aspx


Strategic Outcome: A competitive Atlantic Canadian economy

Program Activity: Community Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Innovative Communities Fund – Voted

Start date: April 1, 2005

End date: March 31, 2010 (Approval for continuation of the program will be sought.)

Description: 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 Innovative Communities Fund (ICF) builds on the strengths of communities and provides the tools needed to identify opportunities available for their sustainable economic growth.

Budget 2009 recognized that communities across Canada were suffering as a result of an economic downturn, and therefore provided $1 billion over two years to establish the Community Adjustment Fund (CAF). It provides economic stimulus mitigating the short-term impacts of the economic downturn by creating economic opportunities and addressing transitional and adjustment challenges in restructuring communities. The ICF is one of two TPPs, along with the BDP, that is being used to deliver CAF. CAF is being delivered as a sub-element of the ICF.

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 engagements 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)
 
Forecast Spending
2009-10

Planned Spending
2010-11

Planned Spending
2011-12

Planned Spending
2012-13
Total contributions 86.6 87.7 40.0 40.0
Total Transfer payments 86.6 87.7 40. 40.0

Link to Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs

http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/English/publications/ParliamentaryReports/Pages/RPP_2010-2011_1.aspx


Strategic Outcome: A competitive Atlantic Canadian economy

Program Activity:
Community Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program:
Community Futures Program – Voted

Start date:
May 18, 1995

End date:
October 2, 2010 (Approval for continuation of the program will be sought)

Description:
The purpose of this national program is to help communities develop and implement local solutions to local problems. The program provides financial support to CF organizations (CFOs) that, in collaboration with other partners and stakeholders, can assess a community's situation and develop strategies to meet its needs, provide support to SMEs and social enterprise, and undertake community economic development initiatives. The objective of the program is to further the ultimate objective of helping communities to successfully pursue (a) economic stability, growth and job creation; (b) diversified and competitive local rural economies; and (c) sustainable communities. In Atlantic Canada, the program provides funding to 41 CFOs, known in the region as Community Business Development Corporations (CBDCs), which provide financial and technical assistance to SMEs in rural areas. More information on these services provided through the CBDCs can be found on ACOA's website at: http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/English/IWantTo/StartABusiness/Pages/GetHelpFinancing.aspx.

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 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;
  • strengthened community strategic plans and more effective implementation through projects, partnerships and other community economic development initiatives; and
  • enhanced marketing to increase awareness and use of Community Futures organizations.

In Atlantic Canada, the short-term expected results of the program, based on the role and responsibility of the CBDCs, are to ensure that Atlantic Canadian businesses have access to capital, and business information and counselling.

($ millions)
 
Forecast Spending
2009-10

Planned Spending
2010-11

Planned Spending
2011-12

Planned Spending
2012-13
Total contributions 13.1 11.0 11.0 11.0
Total Transfer payments 13.1 11.0 11.0 11.0

Link to Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs

http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/English/publications/ParliamentaryReports/Pages/RPP_2010-2011_1.aspx


Strategic Outcome: A competitive Atlantic Canadian economy

Program Activity: Enterprise Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Atlantic Innovation Fund – Voted

Start date: May 10, 2001

End date: March 31, 2010 (Approval for continuation of the program will be sought)

Description:
The objectives of the program are:

  • to increase activity in and to build capacity for innovation, research and development (R&D), which leads to technologies, products, processes or services that contribute to economic growth in Atlantic Canada;
  • to increase the capacity for commercialization of R&D outputs;
  • to strengthen the region's innovation capacity by supporting research, development and commercialization partnerships and alliances among private sector firms, universities, research institutions and other organizations in the Atlantic system of innovation, and to increase their critical mass; and
  • to maximize benefits from the national R&D programs.

Eligible recipients include commercial and non-commercial entities such as, but not limited to, universities, colleges, other post-secondary educational institutions, business associations, research institutions and private sector firms.
Federal departments, including federal research laboratories and institutes, and provincial government departments, are not eligible recipients.

Expected results:
Immediate results (one to three years) expected to be generated by the AIF include:

  • institutions that encourage applied research with commercialization intent. Performance will be measured through the number and nature of research plans and research projects that identify a specific commercial application, private sector partner, or commercialization mechanism; new products, services, and processes expected to be developed and commercialized, by strategic sector; or new technology applications in existing sectors and spin-off companies planned or set up.
  • the development of meaningful stakeholder partnerships and alliances. Performance will be measured through evidence that institutions are managing intellectual property in support of commercialization.
  • the establishment of sound project management practices. Performance will be measured through evidence that a project manager has been assigned, milestones met, timely progress reporting, and the ability to deal with challenges.
  • the ability to leverage project funding from other sources. Performance will be measured through financial and non-financial contributions of proponents; contributions of partners and contributions of other federal, provincial and municipal agencies; and the total percentage leveraged from other contributors vs. AIF funding.
  • an increase in research and development activity. Performance will be measured by the extent to which projects would not have occurred without the AIF (project incrementality) – commercial and non-commercial – and the number of organizations that continue to undertake R&D projects after AIF funding.
  • an increased private sector participation in research and development. Performance will be measured through the number of Atlantic-based private sector organizations taking a lead role on projects (i.e. private sector proponents) and the number of private sector organizations involved in institutional projects.
($ millions)
 
Forecast Spending
2009-10

Planned Spending
2010-11

Planned Spending
2011-12

Planned Spending
2012-13
Total contributions 61.4 38.1 38.1 38.1
Total Transfer payments 61.4 38.1 38.1 38.1

Link to Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs

http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/English/publications/ParliamentaryReports/Pages/RPP_2010-2011_1.aspx

Strategic Outcome: A competitive Atlantic Canadian economy

Program Activity: Community Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Recreational Infrastructure Canada – Voted

Start date: April 1, 2009

End date: March 31, 2011

Description: The Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program provides $500 million nationally for projects to rehabilitate recreational facilities across Canada, which must be completed by March 31, 2011.

Through RInC, the Government of Canada has committed, over two years, to support upgrades and repairs of existing recreational assets, including new construction that adds to or replaces existing recreational infrastructure assets or capacity.

The program is designed to provide a timely, targeted stimulus to the economy, and to help mitigate the impacts of the current global economic recession by increasing the total volume of construction activity related to recreational infrastructure. Through the rehabilitation of recreational infrastructure, this program also encourages participation in physical activity and community building.

Expected results: This national initiative is expected to provide a timely, targeted, and temporary stimulus to the Canadian economy, and help mitigate the impacts of the global economic recession, by increasing the total amount of construction activity related to recreational infrastructure.

($ millions)
   
Forecast Spending
2009-10

Planned Spending
2010-11

Planned Spending
2011-12

Planned Spending
2012-13
Total contributions 11.5 22.4    
Total Transfer
payments
11.5 22.4    

Link to Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs

http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/English/publications/ParliamentaryReports/Pages/RPP_2010-2011_1.aspx


Strategic Outcome: A competitive Atlantic Canadian economy

Program Activity: Enterprise Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Saint John Shipyard Adjustment Initiative – Voted

Start date: May 29, 2003

End date: May 31, 2011 (On July 23, 2009, ministerial approval was obtained to extend the duration of this initiative by one year to May 31, 2011.)

Description: Aims to address the impact of the lack of manufacturing activities at the site (the former Saint John shipbuilding yard) and its economic impact on the province of New Brunswick.

Expected results: The objectives of the program are to ensure the closure of the shipyard operations located at the site and the redevelopment of the site for other economic development use. The program includes all activities related to the development of the site for other industrial uses, such as an industrial park facility. It also has supported Irving Shipbuilding Inc. (or its affiliates) in taking advantage of industrial opportunities by assisting in the financing of qualified projects within the province of New Brunswick.

($ millions)
 
Forecast Spending
2009-10

Planned Spending
2010-11

Planned Spending
2011-12

Planned Spending
2012-13
Total contributions 0.0 10.0    
Total Transfer
payments
0.0 10.0    

Link to Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs

http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/English/publications/ParliamentaryReports/Pages/RPP_2010-2011_1.aspx

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Canada Revenue Agency

Table 2: Details on 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: August 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
2009 - 2010
9. Planned Spending
2010 - 2011
10. Planned Spending
2011 - 2012
11. Planned Spending
2012 - 2013
12. Total Grants
 
 
 
 
12. Total Contributions
 
 
 
 
12. Total Other Transfer Payments **
 
 
 
 
13. Total Transfer Payments
221,000
225,000
230,000
234,000
14. Planned Evaluations: N/A
221,000
225,000
230,000
234,000

* Responsibility for Children's Special Allowance Payment was transferred from Human Resources Development Canada, effective August 28, 1995 (P.C. Order 1995-342)
** 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
2009 - 2010
9. Planned Spending
2010 - 2011
10. Planned Spending
2011 - 2012
11. Planned Spending
2012 - 2013
12. Total Grants
 
 
 
 
12. Total Contributions
 
 
 
 
12. Total Other Transfer Payments *
429,000
479,000
TBD
TBD
13. Total Transfer Payments
429,000
479,000
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

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/index-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)

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

Program Activity: Arts

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada Arts Presentation Fund

Start date: 2001-2002

End date: 2014-2015

Description: The Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF) aims to give Canadians direct access to a variety diverse of professional artistic experiences in their communities. It provides financial assistance to Canadian not-for-profit organizations that professionally present arts festivals or performing arts series, as well as their support organizations. The CAPF also supports the emergence of presenters and presenter support organizations for under-served communities or artistic practices. The expected result is that more Canadians, from all regions, experience and value professional artistic experiences.

Expected results:

  • Presenters offer a variety of professional artistic experiences to Canadians
    Performance indicators:
    • number and percentage of professional arts presenters funded by discipline;
    • number and percentage of professional arts presenters that reach out to underserved communities.

Output:

  • Grants and contributions approved under the Canada Arts Presentation Fund
    Performance indicator: Number of grants and contributions approved and total amount of dollars awarded.

  Forecast Spending
2009-10 1
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants $10,000,000 $10,500,000 $10,500,000 $10,500,000
Total contributions $17,862,112 $17,378,855 $18,028,682 $18,472,742
Total Transfer payments $27,862,112 $27,878,855 $28,528,682 $28,972,742

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pc-ch/publctn/3yr-pln/index-eng.cfm



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

Program Activity: Arts

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada Cultural Spaces Fund

Start date: 2001-2002

End date: 2014-2015

Description: The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF) seeks to contribute to the improvement of physical conditions for arts and heritage related creation, presentation, preservation and exhibition; and to increase and improve access for Canadians to performing arts, visual arts, media arts, and to museum collections and heritage displays. To achieve these objectives, the CCSF provides financial assistance to Canadian not-for-profit arts and heritage organizations for construction/renovation projects, specialized equipment purchases and/or feasibility studies for cultural infrastructure projects. The expected result is that Canadians in all regions have access to arts and heritage spaces for creation, presentation, preservation and/or exhibition.

Expected results:

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

Output:

  • Grants and contributions approved under the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund.
    Performance indicator: Number of grants and contributions approved and total amount of dollars awarded.

  Forecast Spending
2009-10 2
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000
Total contributions $53,159,560 $22,949,850 $22,508,613 $22,458,613
Total Transfer payments $57,159,560 $26,949,850 $25,508,613 $25,458,613

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pc-ch/publctn/3yr-pln/index-eng.cfm



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

Program Activity: Arts

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada Cultural Investment Fund

Start date: 2001-2002

End date: 2014-2015

Description: The Canada Cultural Investment Fund (CCIF) aims to help arts and heritage organizations build and diversify their revenue streams, strengthen their organizational capacity, business skills and competencies, and to assist them in being better rooted and recognized in their communities. This will be achieved through four components: Endowment Incentives, Cultural Capitals of Canada, Strategic Initiatives, and Limited Support to Endangered Arts Organizations. The CCIF provides financial assistance to Canadian not-for-profit organizations in the arts and heritage sectors, foundations, Canadian municipalities, as well as First Nations, Métis, and Inuit equivalent governments. The expected result is to contribute to the long-term organizational, administrative and financial health of Canadian arts and heritage organizations.

Expected results:

  • Arts and heritage organizations are supported within Canadian communities.
    Performance indicators:
    • Number of new and existing partnerships and initiatives;
    • Type of community support;
    • Amount requested by arts organizations applying to and eligible for Endowment Incentives component.

Output:

  • Grants and contributions approved under the Canada Cultural Investment Fund.
    Performance indicator: Number of grants and contributions approved and total amount of dollars awarded.

  Forecast Spending
2009-103
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants $16,884,000 $19,038,432 $19,038,432 $19,038,432
Total contributions $7,038,159 $6,144,273 $6,144,273 $5,997,023
Total Transfer payments $23,922,159 $25,182,705 $25,182,705 $25,035,455

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pc-ch/publctn/3yr-pln/index-eng.cfm



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

Program Activity: Arts

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada Arts Training Fund

Start date: 1997-1998

End date: 2012-2013

Description: The Canada Arts Training Fund aims to contribute to the development of Canadian creators and future cultural leaders of the Canadian arts sector by supporting the training of artists with high potential through institutions that offer training of the highest calibre. It provides financial assistance to independent professional Canadian not-for-profit institutions that specialize in providing focused, intensive and practice-based studies. These schools provide professional training at the highest level in disciplines such as ballet, contemporary dance, theatre, circus arts, Aboriginal and culturally diverse art forms, musical performance (opera, orchestral), etc. The expected result is that Canadians and the world benefit from high-quality artistic achievements by Canadian artists trained in Canada.

Expected results:

  • 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:

  • Contributions approved under the Canada Arts Training Fund.
    Performance indicator: Number of contributions approved and total amount of dollars awarded.

  Forecast Spending
2009-104
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants $0 $0 $0 $0
Total contributions $23,542,250 $22,742,440 $22,779,440 $22,779,440
Total Transfer payments $23,542,250 $22,742,440 $22,779,440 $22,779,440

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pc-ch/publctn/3yr-pln/index-eng.cfm



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 5

Start date: 1996-1997

End date: 2009-2010

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:

  • 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.
  • 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:

  • A signed contribution agreement with the single-recipient of the public funds, the Canadian Television Fund Corporation (CTFC).
    Performance indicator: A contribution agreement is signed between PCH and the CTFC and the funds are allocated to the CTFC as per the terms of the contribution agreement.

  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-115
Planned Spending
2011-125
Planned Spending
2012-135
Total grants $0 $0 $0 $0
Total contributions $119,950,000 $119,950,000 $20,400,000 $20,400,000
Total Transfer payments $119,950,000 $119,950,000 $20,400,000 $20,400,000

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pc-ch/publctn/3yr-pln/index-eng.cfm



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 Periodical Fund

Start date: 2010-2011

End date: N/A

Description: The objective of the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) is to ensure that Canadians have access to diverse Canadian magazines and non-daily newspapers. It is delivered through three components:

1) Aid to Publishers provides formula funding to Canadian magazines and non-daily newspapers for publishing activities, such as distribution, content creation, online activities and business development.

2) Business Innovation provides project funding to print and online magazines for business development and innovation.

3) Collective Initiatives provides project funding to Canadian magazine and non-daily newspaper associations for industry-wide projects to increase the overall health of the Canadian magazine and non-daily newspaper industries.

Expected results:

  • A range of Canadian periodicals is produced by CPF recipients.
    Performance indicator: Number of Canadian periodicals (titles) published by CPF recipients (by type, language, region, etc.).
  • The portion of the Canadian-owned periodicals industry targeted by CPF is sustainable.
    Performance indicator: Aggregate profit margin of CPF recipient publishers.
  • Canadian periodicals supported by CPF are accessed by Canadian readers.
    Performance indicator: Number of copies of CPF supported periodicals distributed to Canadians per year.

Output:

  • Grants and contributions issued under the CPF.
    Performance indicator: Number of contribution agreements signed, number of grants issued, and total dollar amounts awarded.

  Forecast Spending
2009-106
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants $0 $72,775,054 $44,946,600 $44,946,600
Total contributions $0 $1,999,544 $15,067,998 $15,067,998
Total Transfer payments $0 $74,774,598 $60,014,598 $60,014,598

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pc-ch/publctn/3yr-pln/index-eng.cfm



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 (PAP) 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, 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:

  • 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:

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

  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-117
Planned Spending
2011-127
Planned Spending
2012-137
Total grants $60,400,000 $0 $0 $0
Total contributions $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Transfer payments $60,400,000 $0 $0 $0

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pc-ch/publctn/3yr-pln/index-eng.cfm



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: 2009-2010

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:

  • 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.
  • The Canadian magazine publishing industry is sustainable.
    Performance indicator: Profit margin of CMF recipients.

Output:

  • Contribution Agreements signed under the CMF.
    Performance indicator: Number of contribution agreements signed, and amounts of funding approved.

  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-118
Planned Spending
2011-128
Planned Spending
2012-138
Total grants $0 $0 $0 $0
Total contributions $14,881,638 $0 $0 $0
Total Transfer payments $14,881,638 $0 $0 $0

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pc-ch/publctn/3yr-pln/index-eng.cfm



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 Book Fund

Start date: 2010–2011

End date: 2014-2015

Description: The Canada Book Fund (CBF) supports the activities of Canadian book publishers and other sectors of the book industry to ensure access to a broad range of Canadian-authored books. This support is delivered through two components: 1) Support for Publishers (SFP), which helps to ensure the sustainable production and marketing of Canadian-authored books by offsetting the high costs of publishing in Canada and building the capacity and competitiveness of the sector (the bulk of SFP support is distributed through a sales-based funding formula that rewards publishers' success in delivering content to consumers); and 2) Support for Organizations, which helps to develop the Canadian book industry and the market for its products by assisting industry associations and related organizations to undertake collective projects offering a broad benefit to the industry and, ultimately, to readers everywhere.

Expected results:

  • A range of Canadian-authored books is produced by CBF recipients.
    Performance indicator: Number of Canadian-authored books published by CBF recipients.
  • The portion of the Canadian-owned book publishing industry targeted by the CBF is sustainable.
    Performance indicator: Aggregate profit margin of CBF recipient publishers.
  • Canadian-authored books supported by the CBF are accessed in Canada and abroad.
    Performance indicator: Domestic and international sales of CBF recipient publishers.

Output:

  • Grants and contributions issued under the CBF.
    Performance indicator: Number of contribution agreements signed and grants issued and total dollar amount awarded.

  Forecast Spending
2009-109
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants $0 $5,200,000 $5,200,000 $5,200,000
Total contributions $36,637,660 $31,466,301 $31,466,301 $31,466,301
Total Transfer payments $36,637,660 $36,666,301 $36,666,301 $36,666,301

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pc-ch/publctn/3yr-pln/index-eng.cfm



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: 2014-2015

Description: : The Canada Music Fund is the principal means for achieving the goals of the Canadian Sound Recording Policy, 'From Creators to Audience', which seeks 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.

It achieves these objectives by providing support to music artists and entrepreneurs for the creation, production, marketing, and distribution of Canadian music. Support is also provided to a range of organizations for activities to develop the industry as a whole. Finally, support is provided for the preservation of Canadian musical sound recordings.

The Canada Music Fund consists of five components: 1) Music Entrepreneur; 2) New Musical Works; 3) Collective Initiatives; 4) Creators' Assistance; and 5) Canadian Music Memories.

Expected results:

  • A range of Canadian music is produced by Canada Music Fund recipients.
    Performance indicator: Number of Canadian music released that were supported by the Canada Music Fund.
  • The portion of the Canadian-owned music industry targeted by the Canada Music Fund is sustainable.
    Performance indicator: Gross revenues of Program recipients.
  • Canadian music supported by the Canada Music Fund is accessed in Canada and abroad.
    Performance indicator: Domestic and international sales of Canada Music Fund supported music.

Output:

  • Grants and contributions issued under the Canada Music Fund.
    Performance indicator: Number of contribution agreements signed and grants issued and total dollar amount awarded.

  Forecast Spending
2009-1010
Planned Spending
2010-1110
Planned Spending
2011-1210
Planned Spending
2012-1310
Total grants $0 $0 $0 $0
Total contributions $23,364,082 $25,828,331 $25,828,331 $25,828,331
Total Transfer payments $23,364,082 $25,828,331 $25,828,331 $25,828,331

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pc-ch/publctn/3yr-pln/index-eng.cfm



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 11

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:

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

Output:

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

  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-1111
Planned Spending
2011-1211
Planned Spending
2012-1311
Total grants $0 $0 $0 $0
Total contributions $14,196,077 $14,196,077 $14,196,077 $14,196,077
Total Transfer payments $14,196,077 $14,196,077 $14,196,077 $14,196,077

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pc-ch/publctn/3yr-pln/index-eng.cfm



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 12

Start date: 2001-2002

End date: 2009-2010

Description: The Canadian Culture Online program includes the Partnerships Fund and the Gateway Fund. This program is necessary in order to support the creation of digital cultural content, in both official languages, that reflects diversity of cultures and heritage and to help to ensure access to that content as well as to facilitate the sustainability of the new media cultural sector.

Expected results:

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

Output:

  • 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
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11 12
Planned Spending
2011-12 12
Planned Spending
2012-13 12
Total grants $0 $0 $0 $0
Total contributions $4,717,143 $6,185,130 $6,370,684 $6,346,244
Total Transfer payments $4,717,143 $6,185,130 $6,370,684 $6,346,244

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pc-ch/publctn/3yr-pln/index-eng.cfm



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: 2010-2011

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 eligible projects which aim to develop and circulate travelling exhibitions across different regions of Canada, to preserve and present Aboriginal heritage, and to enhance professional excellence in the management of key museological functions, including projects submitted under the Canada-France Agreement.

MAP also supports the Canadian Museums Association through a single-beneficiary component for activities to enhance professional standards of Canada's museum community. In addition, MAP includes Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage and Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations, in support of the Youth Employment Strategy (YES), a horizontal initiative coordinated by HRSDC. The objective of these heritage components of YES is to enable heritage institutions to benefit from the assistance of young, qualified workers by providing summer employment and career internship opportunities that help students develop and upgrade their skills in heritage and to encourage them to pursue advanced studies in this field.

Expected results:

  • 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 Young Canada Works (YCW).
  • Aboriginal cultural heritage is preserved and presented.
    Performance indicator: Improvement in preservation and presentation of Aboriginal heritage reported by program recipients.
  • Heritage institutions create opportunities for Canadians to access their heritage.
    Performance indicator: Number of travelling exhibitions projects and venues.

Output:

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

  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000
Total contributions $11,946,000 $12,076,284 $12,076,284 $12,076,284
Total Transfer payments $14,446,000 $14,576,284 $14,576,284 $14,576,284

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pc-ch/publctn/3yr-pln/index-eng.cfm



Strategic Outcome: Canadians share, express and appreciate their Canadian identity

Program Activity: Engagement and community participation

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

Start date: September 1, 2007

End date: March 31, 2012

Description: The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program supports activities that celebrate local historical heritage as well as local artists and artisans. Its objective is to engage citizens in their communities through performing and visual arts as well as through the expression, celebration and preservation of local historical heritage. The program has three components: 1) Local Festivals; 2) Community Anniversaries; and 3) Legacy Fund.

Expected results:

  • Canadians are engaged in the expression, celebration and preservation of local arts and heritage.
    Performance indicator: Increased national levels of participation by communities, artists, heritage groups, and attendees.

Outputs:

  • Program and policy implementation.
    Performance indicator: Variations between program and policy design and actual implementation; achievement of policy and operational goals.
  • Grants and contribution agreements signed under the BCTAH program.
    Performance indicator: Number of agreements signed, level of recipient compliance.
  • Regional coordination and consultation.
    Performance indicator: Coordination and consultation mechanisms established and operating; issues identified and resolved.

  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants $14,355,000 $14,355,000 $14,355,000 $14,355,000
Total contributions $3,300,000 $4,800,000 $3,300,000 $3,300,000
Total Transfer payments $17,655,000 $19,155,000 $17,655,000 $17,655,000

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pc-ch/publctn/3yr-pln/index-eng.cfm



Strategic Outcome: Canadians share, express and appreciate their Canadian identity

Program Activity: Official Languages

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

Start date: 2009-2010

End date: 2013-2014

Description: The Development of Official-Languages Communities Program has three components: Community Life, Minority Language Education and Language Right Support. 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, different programs and services in their language in their communities.

Expected results:

  • Members of official-language minority communities (OLMC) have access to program and services in their language, in their communities.
    Performance indicators:
    • Programs and services are provided to members of official-language minority communities in a number of sectors by community organizations, provincial, territorial and local governments, and federal institutions;
    • Student enrolment in the minority system.
  • Knowledge and integration of section 41 OLA responsibilities and OLMC perspectives in federal institutions' development of initiatives and programs.
    Performance indicator: Measures taken by federal institutions to integrate section 41 OLA and OLMC perspectives.

Outputs:

  • Agreements (ex.: cooperation agreements with communities, intergovernmental agreements, agreements with the Council of Education Ministers (Canada), etc.)
    Performance indicator: Number of agreements with communities and provinces/territories.
  • Grants, contributions, funding transfers.
    Performance indicator: Number of grant and contribution agreements with communities and provinces/territories.
  • Federal institutions' support and coordination mechanisms, action plan summaries and section 41 record of achievement summaries from federal institutions.
    Performance indicators: Action plans submitted by federal institutions; number of sectoral, thematic and general meetings of coordinators or program/policy analysts from federal institutions.

  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants $36,823,000 $33,322,973 $33,322,973 $33,322,973
Total contributions $204,247,100 $192,709,011 $192,711,721 $192,711,721
Total Transfer payments $241,070,100 $226,031,984 $226,034,694 $226,034,694

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pc-ch/publctn/3yr-pln/index-eng.cfm



Strategic Outcome: Canadians share, express and appreciate their Canadian identity

Program Activity: Official Languages

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Enhancement of Official Languages Program

Start date: 2009-2010

End date: 2013-2014

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 encourages the public to recognize and support linguistic duality as a fundamental value of Canadian society.

Expected results:

  • A greater number of Canadians have a better understanding of and appreciation for the benefits of linguistic duality.
    Performance indicators:
    • Canadians' perception of the importance of second-language learning;
    • Canadians' knowledge of their second official language;
    • Enrollment in second-language classes in Canada.
  • Knowledge and integration of the section 41 of the Official Languages Act (OLA) responsibilities and linguistic duality perspectives in federal institutions' development of initiatives and programs.
    Performance indicator: Measures taken by federal institutions to integrate section 41 OLA and linguistic duality perspectives

Outputs:

  • Agreements (ex.: federal-provincial/territorial agreements, Council of Education Ministers (Canada)).
    Performance indicator: Number of agreements with communities and provinces/territories.
  • Grants and contributions.
    Performance indicator: Number of grants and contributions agreements with communities and provinces/territories.
  • Support and coordination mechanisms, and summaries of action plans and section 41 record of achievement
    Performance indicators:
    • Action plans submitted by federal institutions;
    • Numbers of sectoral, thematic and general meetings of coordinators or program/policy analysts from federal institutions.

  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants $5,098,000 $5,599,842 $5,599,842 $5,599,842
Total contributions $106,912,600 $105,923,289 $105,923,289 $105,923,289
Total Transfer payments $112,010,600 $111,523,131 $111,523,131 $111,523,131

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pc-ch/publctn/3yr-pln/index-eng.cfm



Strategic Outcome: Canadians share, express and appreciate their Canadian identity

Program Activity: Engagement and community participation

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Aboriginal People's Program

Start date: 1971-1972

End date: 2009-2010

Description: The Aboriginal Peoples' Program serves to strengthen Aboriginal cultural, identity and participation in Canadian society and to preserve and promote Aboriginal languages and cultures as living cultures. It 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. It focuses specifically on the unique challenges faced by Aboriginal women, youth and urban communities with the intent of strengthening Aboriginal cultural identity and participation of Aboriginal Peoples in Canadian society.

2) The Aboriginal Living Cultures Component supports the preservation and promotion of Aboriginal languages and cultures. Specifically, this component focuses on access to programs and activities that preserve and promote Aboriginal languages and cultures as well as the production and distribution of Aboriginal radio and television programming.

Expected results:

  • Aboriginal languages are preserved and promoted.
    Performance indicator: Trends in language use.
  • Aboriginal people are engaged in their communities and have the opportunity to participate in social and cultural aspects of life in Canada.
    Performance indicator: Number and geographic distribution of Aboriginal people engaged and participating in community activities.
  • Aboriginal youth are empowered with leadership skills and a sense of community.
    Performance indicator: Trends in Aboriginal youth leadership in urban Aboriginal communities.

Output:

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

  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants $1,340,000 $1,340,000 $1,340,000 $1,340,000
Total contributions $58,172,911 $54,724,907 $54,935,541 $54,935,541
Total Transfer payments $59,512,911 $56,064,907 $56,275,541 $56,275,541

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pc-ch/publctn/3yr-pln/index-eng.cfm



Strategic Outcome: Canadians share, express and appreciate 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: March 31, 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 provide young Canadians with a range of exchange and 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:

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

Outputs:

  • Contribution agreements and grants in support of youth exchanges.
    Performance indicator: Number and demographic representativeness of youth participating in exchanges.
  • Information available to Canadians about youth exchanges.
    Performance indicators: Number of information products developed and targeted promotional activities undertaken; Number of information requests served; Number of Website visitors.
  • 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
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000
Total contributions $17,686,359 $17,686,359 $17,686,359 $17,686,359
Total Transfer payments $17,786,359 $17,786,359 $17,786,359 $17,786,359

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pc-ch/publctn/3yr-pln/index-eng.cfm



Strategic Outcome: Canadians share, express and appreciate their Canadian Identity

Program Activity: Promotion of and Attachment to Canada

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Katimavik Program

Start date: 1997-1998

End date: August 31, 2010

Description: The Katimavik Program provides opportunities for young Canadians to discover their country and create ties with communities and with other Canadians. The objectives of the program are to contribute significantly to the personal, social and professional development of the participants; to promote social engagement and community service; and to offer a diverse experience, fostering a better understanding of the Canadian reality. Through complementary six- and nine-month programs, comprising community service, training and group interaction, participants aged 17 to 21 are enabled to acquire personal, social and professional skills through participation in community projects in diverse regions of Canada, including French-speaking and English-speaking communities.

Expected results:

  • Participants value Canada and its diversity.
    Performance indicator: Number and percentage of participants indicating that they value Canada and its diversity better (and it what way) since participating in the Program.
  • Host-community partner organizations improve their capacity to serve their community.
    Performance indicator: Number and percentage of community partners indicating that they have seen their capacity to serve their community improve and in what way.
  • Participants improve their personal, social and professional skills.
    Number and percentage of participants indicating that they have improved their personal, social and professional skills during their participation in the Program (in accordance with each of the skills covered by the Program).

Output:

  • Contribution Agreement signed under the Katimavik Program.
    Performance indicator: Funds used from Katimavik Program funding for leadership and learning development through community service.

  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants $0 $0 $0 $0
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

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pc-ch/publctn/3yr-pln/index-eng.cfm



Strategic Outcome: Canadians share, express and appreciate their Canadian Identity

Program Activity: Promotion of and Attachment to Canada

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Celebration and Commemoration Program

Start date: 2008-2009

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:

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

Outputs:

  • Grants and contributions agreements signed under the Celebration and Commemoration Program.
    Performance indicator: Number and type (grants and contributions) of agreements and distribution across Canada.
  • Promotional materials supporting the Celebration and Commemoration Program.
    Performance indicator: Number and type of promotional materials distributed.
  • Five-year commemoration Plan
    Performance indicator: Updates to the Five-year Commemoration Plan.

  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants $9,784,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000
Total contributions $35,873,106 $6,329,553 $5,027,018 $5,027,018
Total Transfer payments $45,657,106 $11,829,553 $10,527,018 $10,527,018

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pc-ch/publctn/3yr-pln/index-eng.cfm



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

Program Activity: Cultural Industries

Name of Transfer Payment Program: TV5

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:

  • Canadian content is part of TV5 MONDE's international programming.
    Performance indicator: Percentage of Canadian content broadcast on TV5 MONDE.
  • Canadians have access to the wealth and diversity of the international Francophonie through TV5 Québec Canada (TV5 QC).
    Performance indicator: Number of Canadian households with access to TV5 QC.

Outputs:

  • Contribution agreement (TV5 Québec Canada).
    Performance indicator: Implementation of contribution agreement.
  • Grant to TV5 MONDE.
    Performance indicator: Implementation of grant agreement.

  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000
Total contributions $4,410,000 $4,460,900 $4,460,900 $4,460,900
Total Transfer payments $12,410,000 $12,460,900 $12,460,900 $12,460,900

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pc-ch/publctn/3yr-pln/index-eng.cfm



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 sixteen in the world in their sport.

Expected results:

  • Canadian athletes can achieve higher levels of athletic performance.
    Performance indicator: Athletes' level of satisfaction with financial resources available from the Athlete Assistance Program (AAP).
  • Canadian athletes access academic opportunities.
    Performance indicator: Number of currently and formerly carded athletes using tuition grant (including deferred tuition).

Output:

  • Direct support for high performance athletes.
    Performance indicators:
    • Total dollar amount allocated, by card type and category to identified athletes;
    • Tuition for living and training;
    • Number of athletes supported, by card type.

  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants $26,677,000 $27,000,000 $27,000,000 $27,000,000
Total contributions $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Transfer payments $26,677,000 $27,000,000 $27,000,000 $27,000,000

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pc-ch/publctn/3yr-pln/index-eng.cfm



Strategic Outcome: Canadians participate and excel in sport

Program Activity: Sport

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Sport 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, 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:

  • Canadian athletes, coaches and officials have opportunities to participate at events in Canada.
    Performance indicators:
    • Number of competition opportunities for Canadian athletes, coaches and officials at funded events;
    • Number of athletes from under-represented groups participating at events in Canada funded by Sport Canada.

Output:

  • Contribution agreements.
    Performance indicator: Number and type of events funded.

  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants $0 $0 $0 $0
Total contributions $82,084,404 $16,315,575 $19,865,000 $140,965,000
Total Transfer payments $82,084,404 $16,315,575 $19,865,000 $140,965,000

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pc-ch/publctn/3yr-pln/index-eng.cfm



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:

  • Canadians have access to quality sport programs and services.
    Performance indicators:
    • Number and percentage of sport organizations that have their coaching programs aligned with Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) tenets;
    • Number and percentage of recipient organizations that comply with the Canadian Policy Against Doping in Sport (CPADS);
    • Number and percentage of completed knowledge transfers and leadership actions, as identified in domestic and international agreements.

Output:

  • Contribution/bilateral agreements.
    Performance indicator: Number and type of domestic and international contribution/bilateral agreements.

  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants $0 $0 $0 $0
Total contributions $101,014,876 $117,000,972 $116,500,972 $116,500,972
Total Transfer payments $101,014,876 $117,000,972 $116,500,972 $116,500,972

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pc-ch/publctn/3yr-pln/index-eng.cfm

1. Spending under the former Arts Presentation Canada

2. Spending under the former Cultural Spaces Canada

3. Spending under the former Canadian Arts and Heritage Sustainability Program

4. Spending under the former National Arts Training Contribution Program

5. Plans are in place to launch the Canada Media Fund, replacing the Canadian Television Fund program and the Canada New Media Fund program

6. Spending under the former Publications Assistance Program and Canada Magazine Fund-see former program tables

7. See Canada Periodical Fund spending

8. See Canada Periodical Fund spending

9. Spending under the former Book Publishing Industry Development Program

10. Columns 8, 9, 10 and 11 include an amount of $999,100 in time-limited funds received from the Roadmap for Canada's Linguistic Duality.

11. Plans are in place to launch the Canada Media Fund, replacing the Canadian Television Fund program and the Canada New Media Fund program.

12. Plans are in place to launch the Canada Interactive Fund, replacing two components of the Canadian Culture Online program, namely the Partnerships and Gateway Funds.

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Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)

Strategic Outcome: A world-class health-research enterprise that creates disseminates and applies new knowledge across all areas of health research.

Program Activity: 1.1 – Health Knowledge, 1.2 – Health Researchers, 1.3 – Health Research Commercialization, and 1.4 – Health and Health Services Advances

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 grant programs which are programs that provide support for the direct costs of research projects, for the training of researchers, or for activities that support the translation of research findings. Other programs provide direct salary and stipend support to individual researchers/scientists and research trainees.

Expected results:

  • Health research advances knowledge
  • Health research is conducted and translated
  • A strong and talented health research community with the capacity to undertake health research
  • Commercial activity-products (patents and intellectual property), companies and employment generated
  • Translation and use of health research takes place as a result of effective funding programs, which can lead to benefits to Canadians

Performance Indicators:

  • Outputs and impacts of CIHR funded research
  • Number of publications from CIHR supported research per million dollars funded
  • Number, types and share of PhD, graduates in Canada compared to international levels
  • Number and fields of investigators and trainees funded
(in millions of dollars)
  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants 844.1 842.9 813.3 809.0
Total Transfer payments 844.1 842.9 813.3 809.0

Strategic Outcome: A world-class health-research enterprise that creates disseminates and applies new knowledge across all areas of health research.

Program Activity: 1.2 – Health Researchers

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Tri-Council: Canada Graduate Scholarships

Start date: 2003-04

End date: N/A

Description:

Administered by CIHR, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). 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.

Performance Indicators:

  • Percentage of recipients completing degrees
  • Average completion rates versus general population
  • Average time to degree completion among recipients versus general population
(in millions of dollars)
  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants 35.8 36.3 28.3 21.3
Total Transfer payments 35.8 36.3 28.3 21.3

Strategic Outcome: A world-class health-research enterprise that creates disseminates and applies new knowledge across all areas of health research.

Program Activity: 1.3 – Health Research Commercialization

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Tri-Council: 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 CIHR, 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:

  • World-class Networks and Centres connect leading-edge research with industrial know-how and strategic investment
  • Strong linkages and partnerships created between university, government and industry, and other users (NGOs), resulting in the transfer of knowledge and exploitation of leading-edge research results with economic or societal benefits to Canada.

Performance Indicators:

Significant demonstration of impacts (i.e. Number of patents, licenses, copyrights, number of new products or processes, policies influenced or created, health delivery influenced stemming from networks and centres).

(in millions of dollars)
  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants 27.5 27.5 27.5 25.0
Total Transfer payments 27.5 27.5 27.5 25.0

Strategic Outcome: A world-class health-research enterprise that creates disseminates and applies new knowledge across all areas of health research.

Program Activity: 1.4 – Health and Health Services Advances

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.

Performance Indicators:

  • Evidence of Institute's emerging leadership within the Canadian research and research user community, including examples of Institute innovation in identifying and responding to national and international health threats and opportunities.
(in millions of dollars)
  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0
Total Transfer payments 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0

Strategic Outcome: A world-class health-research enterprise that creates disseminates and applies new knowledge across all areas of health research.

Program Activity: 1.2 – Health Researchers

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Tri-Council: Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

Start date: 2008-09

End date: N/A

Description:

Administered by CIHR, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program is designed to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by offering them a significant financial award to assist them during their studies at Canadian universities. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health-related fields.

Expected results:

  • Contribute to making Canada a more attractive destination for international students and making Canada's scholarship initiatives more internationally competitive.

Performance Indicators:

  • Percentage of foreign Vanier candidates put forward by universities
  • Recipients' perception of Canada as an attractive destination for research
(in millions of dollars)
  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants 2.8 5.5 8.4 8.4
Total Transfer payments 2.8 5.5 8.4 8.4

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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 2010-2011 total planned spending, excluding non-budgetary expenditures. Further information is given below.

  Forecast spending 2009-2010 ($ thousands) Planned spending 2010-2011 ($ thousands)
Grants
Bilateral - Grants for cooperation with other donor countries for the benefit of developing countries or territories or countries in transition.
3,300 3,200
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. 2,287,800 1,658,277
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. 23,900 23,900
Sub-total grants 2,315,000 1,685,377
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.
624,646 822,469
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. 5,062 6,091
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. 120,622 249,471
Sub-total contributions 750,330 1,078,031
Other transfer payments
(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
231,336 230,691
Total 3,296,667 2,994,099
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Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)

Strategic Outcome: Developed and diversified territorial economies that support prosperity for all Northerners

Program Activity: Community Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Community Adjustment Fund (voted)

Start date: April 23, 2009

End date: March 31, 2011

Description: The Community Adjustment Fund (CAF) is a two-year national program established under Budget 2009, Canada's Economic Action Plan. Its objectives are to provide economic stimulus to create or maintain jobs in and around communities affected by the global recession, and to promote economic diversification of those communities. CanNor delivers CAF in Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

CAF will support projects in and around communities affected by the economic downturn. Eligible recipients include social enterprises, individuals, other levels of government and other non-federal entities, public or private, that have an interest in economic development in the North.

Expected results: Near-term results during the two-year stimulus period will be measured by the number of projects (funding agreements), CAF funds committed, other funds leveraged, new business start-ups (number of for-profit businesses created, maintained and expanded) and number of jobs created or maintained (person-months employment).


($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009–2010
Planned Spending
2010–2011
Planned Spending
2011–2012
Planned Spending
2012–2013
Total contributions 15.575 15.585 0 0
Total transfer payments 15.575 15.585 0 0

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: CanNor's departmental evaluation plan will be developed in 2010-2011. A summative evaluation of CAF is planned for 2011–2012.



Strategic outcome: Developed and diversified territorial economies that support prosperity for all Northerners

Program activity: Business Development and Community Development

Name of transfer payment program: Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development (voted)

Start date: April 1, 2009

End date: March 31, 2014

Description: Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development is a project-based suite of programs to strengthen the driver sectors of the territorial economies; diversifying them; and encouraging Northerners' participation in the economy. Eligible recipients include social enterprises, individuals, other levels of government and other non-federal entities, public or private, that have an interest in economic development in the North.

Expected results:

  • Strengthened Northern innovation and technology capacity and increased knowledge base
  • Increased access to funding for northern and Aboriginal entrepreneurs
  • Increased uptake of economic opportunities in existing, expanding and emerging sectors
  • Increased capacity through training and business skills development activities of northern individuals and communities to identify and respond to economic development needs and opportunities
  • Enhanced quality infrastructure for northern communities


($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009–2010
Planned Spending
2010–2011
Planned Spending
2011–2012
Planned Spending
2012–2013
Total contributions 0 0 0 0
Total transfer payments 8.157 18.157 18.157 18.157
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0
Total transfer payments 8.157 18.157 18.157 18.157

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: CanNor's departmental evaluation plan will be developed in 2010-2011. A summative evaluation of SINED is expected to be completed by December 2010.



Strategic Outcome: Developed and diversified territorial economies that support prosperity for all Northerners (1.0)

Program activity: Community Development (1.2)

Name of transfer payment program: Aboriginal Economic Development (voted)

Start date: April 1, 2009

End date: On-going

Description: Aboriginal Economic Development funding is designed to increase Aboriginal participation in the Canadian economy. Through community investment, community infrastructure programming, and individual and community business development, CanNor provides funding and other supports to viable and sustainable proposals brought forward by First Nation, Métis and Inuit entrepreneurs in the North, as well as by northern communities, Aboriginal businesses and financial organizations.


($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009–2010
Planned Spending
2010–2011
Planned Spending
2011–2012
Planned Spending
2012–2013
Total contributions 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.8
Total transfer payments 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.8

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: CanNor's departmental evaluation plan will be developed in 2010-2011.

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Canadian Space Agency



Annexe 1 – Details on Transfer Payment Programs (TPPs)

Contribution under the Canada/ESA Cooperation Agreement

Strategic Outcome:

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

Program Activities:

Space Based Earth Observation (EO), Space Science and Exploration (SE), Satellite Communications (SC) and Generic Technological Activities (GTA) in support of EO, SE, and SC.

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions under the Canada/European Space Agency (ESA) Cooperation Agreement.

Start Date: January 1st, 2000

End Date: December 31, 2010

Description: Enhance Canadian industry's technological base and provide access to European markets for value added products and services in the fields of Earth Observation (EO), Telecommunications, and Generic Technological Activities; foster the participation of Canadian academia and the demonstration of Canadian space technologies in European Science and Exploration missions. This is achieved through a financial contribution by the CSA to ESA optional programs.

Expected Results (At Program Activity Level)

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 Results (Transfer Payment Programs Level)

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 (Earth Observation Envelop Program), GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) Service Element, and GMES Space Component.

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.

Successful development and demonstration of advanced technologies, systems, components, or studies provided for in the contracts awarded by ESA to Canadian firms under Europe's space exploration program Aurora, under the European Transportation and Human Exploration Preparatory Activities program and under the European Physical and Life Science program ELIPS.

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

Because of our participation in Europe's satellite communication, Earth observation and science and space 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 2009-2010 Planned Spending 2010-2011 Planned Spending 2011-2012 Planned Spending 2012-2013
Space Based Earth Observation (EO) 6.0 9.3 11.3 10.5
Space Science and Exploration (SE) 8.8 9.9 9.7 6.4
Satellite Communications (SC) 7.6 8.3 10.1 8.5
Generic Technological Activities (GTA) in support of EO, SE, and SC 8.0 10.4 10.7 11.4
Total Contributions 30.4 37.8 41.7 36.8
Total Transfer Payments 30.4 37.8 41.7 36.8

Note:
  1. This table details contribution programs with funding in excess of $5 million per annum.
  2. Due to rounding, decimals may not add up to totals shown.

Summary of CSA three-year Plan:
http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/publications/default.asp#parliament


Class Grant and Contribution Program to support Research, Awareness and Learning in Space Science and Technology

Strategic Outcome:

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

Program Activities:

Space Based Earth Observation (EO), Space Science and Exploration (SE), Generic Technological Activities (GTA) in support of EO, SE and SC, and Space Awareness and Learning (AL).

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Class Grant and Contribution Program to support Research, Awareness and Learning in Space Science and Technology.

Start Date: October 1st, 2009

End Date: N/A – Ongoing Program

Description: This program supports knowledge development and innovation in areas of priorities to the Canadian Space Agency while increasing the awareness and participation of Canadians in space-related disciplines and activities.

Expected Results (Program Activity Level)

  1. 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.
  2. Space Science and Exploration: TParticipation 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.
  3. Generic Technological Activities in support of EO, SE, and SC: TCanada's industrial technological capabilities can meet the needs of future space missions and activities.
  4. Space Awareness and Learning: TTargeted level of awareness of space among Canadians is reached.

Expected Results (Transfer Payment Program Level)

Immediate Results

  • Increased knowledge from research projects in priority space science and technology areas.
  • Maintained and/or increased space focus in universities, post-secondary institutions, and not-for profit organizations.
  • Partnerships established and maintained.
  • Leveraged partner contributions.
  • Access to international collaboration for Canadian organizations.
  • Increased knowledge and skills in space-related disciplines among target audience.
  • Increased availability and use of space theme in learning opportunities and materials related to science and technology.

Intermediate Results

  • Increased availability of space-related knowledge and information in priority areas.
  • Increased space-related science and technology capacity in targeted areas.
  • Increased multi-disciplinary and/or institutional collaborations.
  • Sustained interest in space-related disciplines among target audience.
  • Increased Canadian Highly Qualified Personnel active in space-related disciplines.
  • Target audience is reached through learning activities and materials related to science and technology.


Program Activity
($ in millions)
Forecast Spending 2009-2010 Planned Spending 2010-2011 Planned Spending 2011-2012 Planned Spending 2012-2013
Space Based Earth Observation (EO) 0.5 0.8 2.8 3.6
Space Science and Exploration (SE) 3.9 4.6 4.0 3.2
Space Awareness and Learning (AL) 0.9 1.3 1.3 1.3
Generic Technological Activities (GTA) in support of EO, SE, and SC 0.4 1.0 1.0 3.0
Total Contributions 5.8 7.7 9.2 11.2
Total Transfer Payments 5.8 7.7 9.2 11.2

Note:
  1. This table details contribution programs with funding in excess of $5 million per annum.
  2. Due to rounding, decimals may not add up to totals shown.

Summary of CSA three-year Plan:
http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/publications/default.asp#parliament

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Details of Transfer Payment Programs

Strategic Outcome: Successful integration of newcomers into society and promotion of Canadian citizenship

Program Activity: Integration Program

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Settlement Program

Start date: May 15, 2008

End date: March 31, 2013

Description: The CIC Settlement Program provides services that make a difference in the lives of newcomers. These services include: language training; information and referrals; assistance matching employment with newcomers' skills and education; and help with establishing networks and contacts in their communities.

The terms and conditions for the settlement program describe both eligible recipients of contribution funding and eligible clients. The eligible recipients (often referred to as service providers) for settlement services include the following:

  • provincial, territorial or municipal governments;
  • not-for-profit organizations including non-governmental organizations, non-profit corporations, community groups and umbrella organizations;
  • businesses;
  • educational institutions (including school boards, districts and divisions); and
  • individuals.

Eligible clients for settlement services are primarily permanent residents. However, they may also include some prospective immigrants and refugees who are highly likely to obtain permanent residency, but have not yet received their permanent resident visa. These include, for example, individuals who have been selected by CIC pending completion of medical, security and criminal verification requirements.

Expected results: The program's ultimate outcomes are that:

  • newcomers are better able to find employment commensurate with their skills and experience;
  • newcomers enjoy their rights and act on their responsibilities in Canadian society;
  • Canadians provide a welcoming community to facilitate the full participation of newcomers into Canadian society; and
  • newcomers contribute to the economic, social and cultural development needs of Canada.

  Forecast Spending
2009–2010
Planned Spending
2010–2011
Planned Spending
2011–2012
Planned Spending
2012–2013
Total Grants        
Total Contributions 651.7 654.8 664.8 664.8
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments        
Total Transfer Payments 651.7 654.8 664.8 664.8

Summary of the Three-year Plan can be found at www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/tpp/index.asp.

Strategic Outcome: Successful integration of newcomers into society and the promotion of Canadian citizenship

Program Activity: Integration Program

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP)

Start date: 1970s (under another name; RAP implemented 1998)

End date: September 30, 2011 (CIC will seek renewal of program terms and conditions when they expire)

Description: The RAP for government-assisted refugees provides immediate settlement assistance and orientation to government-assisted refugees who have been resettled in Canada. The program provides income support and immediate essential services to government-assisted refugees who lack the resources to provide for their own basic needs. In addition, it provides referrals to settlement programs for newcomers.

Expected results: Refugees are able to live safely and independently.

NOTE: Citizenship and Immigration Canada is currently developing performance measures and performance indicators for monitoring and reporting.



  Forecast Spending
2009–2010
Planned Spending
2010–2011
Planned Spending
2011–2012
Planned Spending
2012–2013
Total Grants        
Total Contributions 48.5  44.6 44.6 44.6
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments        
Total Transfer Payments 48.5  44.6 44.6 44.6

Strategic Outcome: Successful integration of newcomers into society and the promotion of Canadian citizenship

Program Activity: Integration Program

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Subvention versée en vertu de l'Accord Canada–Québec/Canada–Quebec Accord Grant

Start date: Financial compensation to the province (in the form of a grant) is based on the Canada–Quebec Accord, which came into force on April 1, 1991.

End date: The Accord does not have an expiry date.

Description: The Canada–Quebec Accord relating to immigration gives Quebec the responsibility for providing settlement and integration services to all immigrants in Quebec, including all refugees. Quebec receives an annual grant from the federal government to support these settlement and integration services. For more information, please see the Canada–Quebec Accord at: www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/laws-policy/agreements/quebec/can-que.asp#annex_B.

Objective/Anticipated Outcomes: An objective of the Canada–Quebec Accord is, among other things, the preservation of Quebec's demographic importance within Canada and the integration of immigrants to the province in a manner that respects the distinct identity of Quebec.

Activities: Quebec has responsibility for the selection, reception and integration of immigrants to Quebec. In accordance with section 26 of the Canada–Quebec Accord, Canada is required to pay compensation to Quebec, where it is established that:

  • the reception and integration services offered by Quebec correspond, when considered in their entirety, with those offered by Canada in the rest of the country; and
  • those services are offered without discrimination to all permanent residents in the province, whether or not they have been selected by Quebec.

Expected results: The Government of Quebec is responsible for developing and publishing its own expected results related to immigration.


  Forecast Spending
2009–2010
Planned Spending
2010–2011
Planned Spending
2011–2012
Planned Spending
2012–2013
Total Grants 234.2  253.7 253.7 253.7
Total Contributions        
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments        
Total Transfer Payments 234.2  253.7 253.7 253.7

Strategic Outcome: Successful integration of newcomers into society and promotion of Canadian citizenship

Program Activity: Citizenship Program

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Community Historical Recognition Program (CHRP)

Start date: 2006–2007

End date: 2011–2012

Description: CHRP 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.

Expected results:

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

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



  Forecast Spending
2009–2010
Planned Spending
2010–2011
Planned Spending
2011–2012
Planned Spending
2012–2013
Total Grants 1.1 0.3 0.2 0
Total Contributions 9.9 5.9 5.1 0
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments        
Total Transfer Payments 11.0 6.2 5.3 0


Strategic Outcome: Successful integration of newcomers into society and promotion of Canadian citizenship

Program Activity: Citizenship Program

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Multiculturalism Program

Start date: 1982–1983

End date: 2009–2010 (Program terms and conditions to be renewed, starting in 2010–2011)

Description: The multiculturalism program is an important way the Government of Canada supports the Multiculturalism Policy. In 2010–2011, it is planned that funding provided under the terms and conditions of the program will address the following new program objectives: i) building an integrated socially cohesive society; ii) improving the responsiveness of institutions to the needs of a diverse population; and iii) actively engaging in discussions on multiculturalism and diversity at an international level.

The funding priorities for 2010–2011 are: i) supporting economic, social and cultural integration of new Canadians and cultural communities; ii) facilitating programs such as mentorship, volunteerism, leadership and civic education among at-risk youth; and iii) promoting intercultural understanding and Canadian values.

Expected results:

1. Program participants and the targeted public identified by the program gain knowledge, develop strategy, and take action toward increasing awareness of:

  • Canadian history and institutions;
  • Canadian values;
  • cultural diversity; and
  • the cultural, racial, ethnic and religious barriers to full participation in society and economy.

2. a) Targeted institutions have external and internal policies and practices that are reflective of a diverse society.

b) Increased reporting, and increased quality of reports, by federal institutions under the Canadian Multiculturalism Act.

3. a) Increased policy awareness in Canada regarding international approaches to diversity through Canada's active participation in international networks and activities on multiculturalism, diversity and integration policy, programming, or initiatives;

b) Increased implementation of international best practices to national multiculturalism policy, programming or initiatives.

Planned Audit: An audit is planned for 2010–2011.

Planned Evaluation: An evaluation is planned for 2011–2012.



  Forecast Spending
2009–2010
Planned Spending
2010–2011
Planned Spending
2011–2012
Planned Spending
2012–2013
Total Grants 7.3 3.0 3.0 3.0
Total Contributions 4.5 7.9 7.9 7.9
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments        
Total Transfer Payments 11.8 10.9 10.9 10.9

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Department of Finance Canada

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPPs)

Debt Payments on Behalf of Poor Countries to International Organizations

Compensation to Canadian Agencies or Entities Established by an Act of Parliament for Reduction of Debts of Debtor Countries

Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Initiative (TWRI)

Harbourfront Centre Funding Program

Payments to the International Development Association

Fiscal Equalization (Part I—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)

Territorial Formula Financing (Part I.1—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)

Canada Health Transfer (Part V.1—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)

Canada Social Transfer (Part V.1—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)

Statutory Subsidies (Constitution Act, 1867; Constitution Act, 1982; and other statutory authorities)

Youth Allowances Recovery (Federal-Provincial Fiscal Revision Act, 1964)

Alternative Payments for Standing Programs (Part VI—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)

Wait Times Reduction Transfer (Part V.1—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)

Payment to Ontario Related to the Canada Health Transfer (Budget Implementation Act, 2009)

Incentive for Provinces to Eliminate Taxes on Capital (Part IV—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)

Canadian Securities Regulation Regime Transition Office (Canadian Securities Regulation Regime Transition Office Act)

Establishment of a Canadian Securities Regulation Regime and Canadian Regulatory Authority (Budget Implementation Act, 2009)

Debt Payments on Behalf of Poor Countries to International Organizations pursuant to section 18(1) of the Economic Recovery Act

Transitional Assistance to Provinces Entering into the Harmonized Value-Added Tax Framework (Part III.1—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements 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 consistent with Government of Canada commitments under the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative


($ thousands)
  Forecast
Spending
2009–10
Planned
Spending
2010–11
Planned
Spending
2011–12
Planned
Spending
2012–13
Total grants 51,200.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Link to transfer payment program plan: A summary of the Department of Finance Canada's Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs can be found on the department's website.


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: 1991–92

End date: Ongoing

Description: Compensation to Export Development Canada and the Canadian Wheat Board for reduction of debts of debtor countries

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


($ thousands)
  Forecast
Spending
2009–10
Planned
Spending
2010–11
Planned
Spending
2011–12
Planned
Spending
2012–13
Total grants 178,520.0 229,001.0 9,000.0 9,000.0

Link to transfer payment program plan: A summary of the Department of Finance Canada's Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs can be found on the department's website.


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)

Start date: April 2001

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, thereby 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: Sustainable urban development and infrastructure renewal in Toronto's waterfront area, including increased accessibility to and use of the waterfront area and a revitalized urban infrastructure


($ thousands)
  Forecast
Spending
2009–10
Planned
Spending
2010–11
Planned
Spending
2011–12
Planned
Spending
2012–13
Total contributions 127,486.0 65,050.0 0.0 0.0

Link to transfer payment program plan: A summary of the Department of Finance Canada's Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs can be found on the department's website.


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: Harbourfront Centre Funding Program (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 held in Toronto's waterfront area.

Expected results: A self-reliant and financially viable organization that supports the economic, social, and cultural development of Toronto's waterfront area


($ thousands)
  Forecast
Spending
2009–10
Planned
Spending
2010–11
Planned
Spending
2011–12
Planned
Spending
2012–13
Total contributions 5,000.0 5,000.0 0.0 0.0

Link to transfer payment program plan: A summary of the Department of Finance Canada's Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs can be found on the department's website.


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 consistent with Government of Canada commitments


($ thousands)
  Forecast
Spending
2009–10
Planned
Spending
2010–11
Planned
Spending
2011–12
Planned
Spending
2012–13
Total other types of transfer payments 384,280.0 384,280.0 384,280.0 384,280.0

Link to transfer payment program plan: A summary of the Department of Finance Canada's Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs can be found on the department's website.


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


($ thousands)
  Forecast
Spending
2009–10
Planned
Spending
2010–11
Planned
Spending
2011–12
Planned
Spending
2012–13
Total other types of transfer payments 14,185,000.0 14,372,000.0 14,589,000.0 15,320,000.0

Link to transfer payment program plan: A summary of the Department of Finance Canada's Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs can be found on the department's website.


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 that are 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


($ thousands)
  Forecast
Spending
2009–10
Planned
Spending
2010–11
Planned
Spending
2011–12
Planned
Spending
2012–13
Total other types of transfer payments 2,497,926.0 2,663,567.0 2,854,249.0 3,020,178.0

Link to transfer payment program plan: A summary of the Department of Finance Canada's Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs can be found on the department's website.


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 Canada Health Act'snational criteria (comprehensiveness, universality, portability, accessibility, and public administration), conditions, and prohibitions against user fees and extra-billing.

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


($ thousands)
  Forecast
Spending
2009–10
Planned
Spending
2010–11
Planned
Spending
2011–12
Planned
Spending
2012–13
Total other types of transfer payments 23,987,062.0 25,426,286.0 26,951,863.0 28,568,975.0

Link to transfer payment program plan: A summary of the Department of Finance Canada's Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs can be found on the department's website.


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 to those 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


($ thousands)
  Forecast
Spending
2009–10
Planned
Spending
2010–11
Planned
Spending
2011–12
Planned
Spending
2012–13
Total other types of transfer payments 10,860,781.0 11,178,703.0 11,514,064.0 11,859,486.0

Link to transfer payment program plan: A summary of the Department of Finance Canada's Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs can be found on the department's website.


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 Subsidies (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


($ thousands)
  Forecast
Spending
2009–10
Planned
Spending
2010–11
Planned
Spending
2011–12
Planned
Spending
2012–13
Total other types of transfer payments 32,000.0 32,000.0 32,000.0 32,000.0

Link to transfer payment program plan: A summary of the Department of Finance Canada's Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs can be found on the department's website.


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


($ thousands)
  Forecast
Spending
2009–10
Planned
Spending
2010–11
Planned
Spending
2011–12
Planned
Spending
2012–13
Total other types of transfer payments (622,369.0) (655,786.0) (716,485.0) (761,028.0)

Link to transfer payment program plan: A summary of the Department of Finance Canada's Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs can be found on the department's website.


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 Standard Programs is 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


($ thousands)
  Forecast
Spending
2009–10
Planned
Spending
2010–11
Planned
Spending
2011–12
Planned
Spending
2012–13
Total other types of transfer payments (2,824,162.0) (2,976,719.0) (3,255,732.0) (3,461,878.0)

Link to transfer payment program plan: A summary of the Department of Finance Canada's Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs can be found on the department's website.


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 support to the 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 5 years, from 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 the provinces and territories through a transfer.

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


($ thousands)
  Forecast
Spending
2009–10
Planned
Spending
2010–11
Planned
Spending
2011–12
Planned
Spending
2012–13
Total other types of transfer payments 250,000.0 250,000.0 250,000.0 250,000.0

Link to transfer payment program plan: A summary of the Department of Finance Canada's Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs can be found on the department's website.


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 Related to the Canada Health Transfer (Budget Implementation Act, 2009)

Start date: 2009–10

End date: 2010–11

Description: Direct payments are made to the Government of Ontario to ensure its per-capita cash entitlements in relation to the Canada Health Transfer are the same as for other Equalization-receiving provinces.

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


($ thousands)
  Forecast
Spending
2009–10
Planned
Spending
2010–11
Planned
Spending
2011–12
Planned
Spending
2012–13
Total other types of transfer payments 489,058.0 213,800.0 0.0 0.0

Link to transfer payment program plan: A summary of the Department of Finance Canada's Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs can be found on the department's website.


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 (Part IV—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)

Start date: 2007–08

End date: 2010–11

Description: Financial incentive to encourage provinces to eliminate 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


($ thousands)
  Forecast
Spending
2009–10
Planned
Spending
2010–11
Planned
Spending
2011–12
Planned
Spending
2012–13
Total other types of transfer payments 189,000.0 170,000.0 0.0 0.0

Link to transfer payment program plan: A summary of the Department of Finance Canada's Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs can be found on the department's website.


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: Canadian Securities Regulation Regime Transition Office (Canadian Securities Regulation Regime Transition Office Act)

Start date: 2009–10

End date: 2011–12

Description: In Budget 2009, the Government of Canada committed to move forward quickly with willing provinces and territories to establish a Canadian securities regulator that respects regional interest and expertise as well as constitutional jurisdiction. The Transition Office will lead the development of draft legislation and work with willing partners to establish an appropriate framework for moving forward. These funds will be used to finance the Transition Office's operations.

Expected results: Development of the new Federal Securities Act and establishment of a Canadian securities regulator, which will serve to create a more efficient and streamlined regulatory system that reinforces financial stability, strengthens enforcement, protects investors, and is more accountable


($ thousands)
  Forecast
Spending
2009–10
Planned
Spending
2010–11
Planned
Spending
2011–12
Planned
Spending
2012–13
Total other types of transfer payments 11,000.0 11,000.0 11,000.0 0.0

Link to transfer payment program plan: A summary of the Department of Finance Canada's Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs can be found on the department's website.


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: Establishment of a Canadian Securities Regulation Regime and Canadian Regulatory Authority (Budget Implementation Act, 2009)

Start date: 2009–10

End date: 2010–11

Description: In Budget 2009, the Government of Canada committed to move forward quickly with willing provinces and territories to establish a Canadian securities regulator that respects regional interest and expertise as well as constitutional jurisdiction. These funds will be used to compensate participating provinces and territories for matters relating to the transition toward a Canadian securities regulator. 

Expected results: Establishment of a Canadian securities regulator, which will serve to create a more efficient and streamlined regulatory system that reinforces financial stability, strengthens enforcement, protects investors, and is more accountable


($ thousands)
  Forecast
Spending
2009–10
Planned
Spending
2010–11
Planned
Spending
2011–12
Planned
Spending
2012–13
Total other types of transfer payments 0.0 150,000.0 0.0 0.0

Link to transfer payment program plan: A summary of the Department of Finance Canada's Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs can be found on the department's website.


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 pursuant to section 18(1) of the Economic Recovery Act

Start date: 2010

End date: 2054

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

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


($ thousands)
  Forecast
Spending
2009–10
Planned
Spending
2010–11
Planned
Spending
2011–12
Planned
Spending
2012–13
Total other types of transfer payments 0.0 51,200.0 51,200.0 51,200.0

Link to transfer payment program plan: A summary of the Department of Finance Canada's Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs can be found on the department's website.


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: Transitional Assistance to Provinces Entering into the Harmonized Value-Added Tax Framework (Part III.1—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)

Start date: 2010

End date: 2011

Description: The Governments of Canada and Ontario entered into a Comprehensive Integrated Tax Coordination Agreement in respect of Ontario's decision to adopt the harmonized value-added tax framework. The Agreement was entered into under the authority of Part III.1 of the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act. As part of the Agreement, Canada has committed to providing Ontario with $4.3 billion in transitional assistance, in two payments, to help offset transition costs and to facilitate economic growth and job creation.

Expected results: Introduction of the harmonized value-added tax in Ontario starting July 1, 2010


($ thousands)
  Forecast
Spending
2009–10
Planned
Spending
2010–11
Planned
Spending
2011–12
Planned
Spending
2012–13
Total other types of transfer payments 0.0 3,000,000.0 1,300,000.0 0.0

Link to transfer payment program plan: A summary of the Department of Finance Canada's Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs can be found on the department's website.

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Table 1: Details on Transfer Payment Programs

Table 1.1: Anti-Crime Capacity Building Program

1) Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA – the international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

2) Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

3) Name of Transfer Payment Program: Anti-Crime Capacity Building Program

4) Start date: December 9, 2009

5) End date: Ongoing

6) Description: Provision of assistance to enhance the capacity of key beneficiary states, government entities, and international organizations to prevent and respond to threats posed by international criminal activity.

7) Expected results:

  • Increased capacity of beneficiary states and government entities to prevent and respond to criminal activity in the Americas

  • Increased capacity of international organizations responsible for supporting states' anti-crime efforts


(in millions of dollars)
  8) Forecast Spending
2009-10
9) Planned Spending
2010-11
10) Planned Spending
2011-12
11) Planned Spending
2012-13
12) Total grants N/A 7.00 7.00 7.00
Total contributions 24.49 22.00 9.45 9.65
13) Total transfer payments 24.49 29.00 16.45 16.65
14) Three-year Transfer Payment Program Plan


Table 1.2: Commonwealth Secretariat

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

2) Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

3) Name of Transfer Payment Program: Commonwealth Secretariat

4) Start date: September 28, 1965

5) End date: Ongoing

6) 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.

7) 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


(in millions of dollars)
  8) Forecast Spending
2009-10
9) Planned Spending
2010-11
10) Planned Spending
2011-12
11) Planned Spending
2012-13
12) Total contributions 5.49 5.93 5.93 5.93
13) Three-year Transfer Payment Program Plan


Table 1.3: Contributions under the Global Partnership Program for the Destruction, Disposal and Securing of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction and Related Expertise

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

2) Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

3) Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions under the Global Partnership Program for the Destruction, Disposal and Securing of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction and Related Expertise

4) Start date: August 12, 2003

5) End date: March 2013

6) 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.

7) Expected results:

  • A reduction in the 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

  • A strengthened international non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament regime and achievement of Canada's domestic and international security objectives


(in millions of dollars)
  8) Forecast Spending
2009-10
9) Planned Spending
2010-11
10) Planned Spending
2011-12
11) Planned Spending
2012-13
12) Total contributions 114.70 98.93 87.48 87.58
13) Three-year Transfer Payment Program Plan


Table 1.4: Counter-Terrorism Capacity Building

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

2) Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

3) Name of Transfer Payment Program: Counter-Terrorism Capacity Building Program (CTCBP)

4) Start date: September 26, 2009

5) End date: Ongoing

6) Description: Provision of assistance to enhance the capacity of key beneficiary states, government entities and international organizations to prevent and respond to threats posed by terrorist activity, in a manner consistent with international counterterrorism and human rights obligations, norms and standards.

7) Expected results:

  • An increased capacity of beneficiary states and government entities to prevent and respond to terrorist activity

  • An increased capacity of international organizations responsible for supporting states' counterterrorism-related efforts


(in millions of dollars)
  8) Forecast Spending
2009-10
9) Planned Spending
2010-11
10) Planned Spending
2011-12
11) Planned Spending
2012-13
12) Total grants 4.70 5.47 5.47 5.47
Total contributions 4.84 7.40 4.90 4.90
13) Total transfer payments 9.54 12.87 10.37 10.37
14) Three-year Transfer Payment Program Plan


Table 1.5: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

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

2) Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

3) Name of Transfer Payment Program: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

4) Start date: July 1982

5) End date: Ongoing

6) 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.

7) 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

  • to better the condition of rural populations

Thus contributing toward an expanding world economy and ensuring humanity's freedom from hunger.


(in millions of dollars)
  8) Forecast Spending
2009-10
9) Planned Spending
2010-11
10) Planned Spending
2011-12
11) Planned Spending
2012-13
12) Total contributions 13.90 16.20 16.20 16.20
13) Three-year Transfer Payment Program Plan


Table 1.6: Global Commerce Support Program (GCSP)

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

2) Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

3) Name of Transfer Payment Program: Global Commerce Support Program (GCSP)

4) Start date: December 11, 2008

5) End date: Ongoing

6) Description: Approved under the new Transfer Payment Policy, the GCSP is a contribution program that harmonizes three previously existing programs under one umbrella mechanism:

  • Invest Canada-Community Initiatives (ICCI) (formerly CISP)

  • Going Global Innovation (GGI) (formerly Going Global Science and Technology Fund)

  • Global Opportunities for Associations (GOA) (formerly PEMD-A)

The objective of the program is to build a stronger and more competitive Canadian capacity to compete in the global economy.

7) Expected results:

  • Attract foreign direct investment

  • Increase Canadian science and technological innovation and commercialization opportunities

  • Increase Canadian business's involvement in international business development


(in millions of dollars)
  8) Forecast Spending
2009-10
9) Planned Spending
2010-11
10) Planned Spending
2011-12
11) Planned Spending
2012-13
12) Total contributions 6.04 6.04 6.04 6.04
13) Three-year Transfer Payment Program Plan


Table 1.7: 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

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

2) Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

3) 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

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

5) End date: March 31, 2013

6) Description: The GPSF is a critical component of the Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force (START) portfolio. 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 (DND) 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, enhancing transitional justice and reconciliation, and improving the peace enforcement and peace operations capacities of military and police forces in Africa and the Americas. Major recipients of funding are Afghanistan, Sudan and Haiti.

The GPSF is both a responsive and a directive program, established to provide timely, focused, effective and accountable international assistance in response to critical peace and security challenges. DFAIT works closely with a range of government departments including the Canadian International Development Agency, Public Safety Canada, the RCMP, DND, the Correctional Service of Canada, the Canada Border Services Agency and Justice Canada. Among other assistance, these partnerships provide critical expertise in the area of justice and security system reform to the civilian components of UN peace operations.

7) Expected results: The long-term expected results are:

  • Safer and more secure environments conducive to stabilization, recovery and long-term reconstruction

  • Greater protection of the rights and safety of individuals and populations

  • Improved global and regional response to crisis situations

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


(in millions of dollars)
  8) Forecast Spending
2009-10
9) Planned Spending
2010-11
10) Planned Spending
2011-12
11) Planned Spending
2012-13
12) Total grants 30.00 30.00 30.00 30.00
Total contributions 70.34 89.46 67.00 65.30
13) Total transfer payments 100.34 119.46 97.00 95.30
14) Three-year Transfer Payment Program Plan


Table 1.8: Grants and Contributions in Aid of Academic Relations

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

2) Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

3) Name of Transfer Payment Program: Grants in Aid of Academic Relations

4) Start date: January 1, 1989

5) End date: March 31, 2011

6) 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

  • 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

  • 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

7) 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)

  • Providing informed and relevant policy advice on education-related issues


(in millions of dollars)
  8) Forecast Spending
2009-10
9) Planned Spending
2010-11
10) Planned Spending
2011-12
11) Planned Spending
2012-13
12) Total grants 9.85 9.91 9.91 9.91
Total contributions 5.51 8.02 8.00 8.00
13) Total transfer payments 15.36 17.93 17.91 17.91
14) Three-year Transfer Payment Program Plan


Table 1.9: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

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

2) Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

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

4) Start date: December 19, 1989

5) End date: Ongoing

6) Description: Canada's annual 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 to further the safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear technology, in particular by verifying that states adhere to their commitments to use nuclear energy only for peaceful purposes. 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.

7) Expected results:

  • Develop nuclear safety standards and, based on these standards, promote the achievement and maintenance of high levels of safety in applications of nuclear energy, as well as the protection of human health and the environment against ionizing radiation

  • Verify through its inspection system that States comply with their commitments, under the Non-Proliferation Treaty, to use nuclear material and facilities only for peaceful purposes

  • Assist Member States, in the context of social and economic goals, in planning for and using nuclear science and technology for various peaceful purposes, including the generation of electricity, and facilitates the transfer of such technology and knowledge in a sustainable manner to developing Member States


(in millions of dollars)
  8) Forecast Spending
2009-10
9) Planned Spending
2010-11
10) Planned Spending
2011-12
11) Planned Spending
2012-13
12) Total contributions 15.34 15.66 15.66 15.66
13) Three-year Transfer Payment Program Plan


Table 1.10: International Criminal Court (ICC)

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

2) Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

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

4) Start date: April 1, 2005

5) End date: Ongoing

6) Description: This is an assessed contribution transfer payment.

7) Expected results:

  • Through its 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 its role as an instrument in the global fight against impunity. There are currently 110 states parties to the Rome Statute. This is a relatively new international organization; therefore, budget increases are anticipated. In 2009, two trials began and charges in two other cases were confirmed. Eight arrest warrants are outstanding. The prosecutor has seven further situations under analysis

  • The planned payment for 2010-2011 includes a one-time payment for Canada's share of the cost of the design and construction of the Court's permanent premises. By paying in one instalment, Canada will avoid paying interest charges over the term of repayment of the project


(in millions of dollars)
  8) Forecast Spending
2009-10
9) Planned Spending
2010-11
10) Planned Spending
2011-12
11) Planned Spending
2012-13
12) Total contributions 8.09 18.10 7.28 7.28
13) Three-year Transfer Payment Program Plan


Table 1.11: International Labour Organization (ILO)

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

2) Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

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

4) Start date: January 1, 1989

5) End date: Ongoing

6) 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.

7) 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

  • Improved organizational effectiveness, transparency and accountability


(in millions of dollars)
  8) Forecast Spending
2009-10
9) Planned Spending
2010-11
10) Planned Spending
2011-12
11) Planned Spending
2012-13
12) Total contributions 12.18 12.54 12.54 12.54
13) Three-year Transfer Payment Program Plan


Table 1.12: International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF)

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

2) Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

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

4) Start date: March 9, 1972

5) End date: Ongoing

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

7) Expected results:

  • Continuation of cooperation programs and activities undertaken by the organization

  • Continued promotion of Canadian interests

  • Consistency with the political and economic objectives that Canada has set for itself for the Francophonie


(in millions of dollars)
  8) Forecast Spending
2009-10
9) Planned Spending
2010-11
10) Planned Spending
2011-12
11) Planned Spending
2012-13
12) Total contributions 13.73 14.37 14.37 14.37
13) Three-year Transfer Payment Program Plan


Table 1.13: Investment Cooperation Program (ICP)*

1) Strategic Outcome: International Services for Canadians: Canadians are satisfied with commercial, consular and passport services.

2) Program Activity: International Commerce

3) Name of Transfer Payment Program: Investment Cooperation Program

4) Start date: January 4, 2010

5) End date: Ongoing

6) Description: This program assists private sector firms registered in Canada with the cost of exploring investment opportunities in developing countries in order to reduce poverty and create sustainable employment and economic growth. The program does not finance the actual investment; rather, it provides support for activities surrounding an investment. Specifically, the program contributes up to 75% of the cost of studying the viability of an investment, demonstrating and adapting appropriate technologies, and undertaking activities aimed at making investments, including public investments, more sustainable. The program is part of Canada's official development assistance for developing countries.

7) Expected results: The program promotes:

  • Sustainable, long-term private sector-led growth and development in the local community, leading to poverty reduction

  • Implementation of good business practices by recipient firms and local business partners

  • New and/or upgraded infrastructure in the developing country, leading to enhanced services to local businesses and the general public

  • Improved capability of recipient firms to connect to global commercial opportunities

  • Transfer of developmentally beneficial technologies and/or methodologies to developing countries


(in millions of dollars)
  8) Forecast Spending
2009-10
9) Planned Spending
2010-11
10) Planned Spending
2011-12
11) Planned Spending
2012-13
12) Total contributions 0.8 20.0 20.0 20.0
13) Three-year Transfer Payment Program Plan

* Note: As per Treasury Board instructions, DFAIT will be amending its Program Activity Architecture and associated Performance Measurement Framework to reflect the Investment Cooperation Program's objective of furthering economic growth to reduce poverty in developing countries. The program will be added to DFAIT's three-year Transfer Payment Program Plan as of April 1, 2010.


Table 1.14: North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Civil Administration

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

2) Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

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

4) Start date: January 1, 1989

5) End date: Ongoing

6) 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.

7) 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

  • Proper management of the alliance's resources


(in millions of dollars)
  8) Forecast Spending
2009-10
9) Planned Spending
2010-11
10) Planned Spending
2011-12
11) Planned Spending
2012-13
12) Total contributions 22.17 22.31 22.31 22.31
13) Three-year Transfer Payment Program Plan


Table 1.15: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

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

2) Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

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

4) Start date: March 20, 1975

5) End date: Ongoing

6) 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.

7) 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 of non-members to improve the functioning of the international economic environment

  • Analyze new and emerging issues, both domestic and global, that affect 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

  • Improved engagement with non-members, reflecting Canadian priorities to increase the long-term effectiveness of the organization


(in millions of dollars)
  8) Forecast Spending
2009-10
9) Planned Spending
2010-11
10) Planned Spending
2011-12
11) Planned Spending
2012-13
12) Total contributions 14.58 14.40 14.40 14.40
13) Three-year Transfer Payment Program Plan


Table 1.16: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

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

2) Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

3) Name of Transfer Payment Program: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

4) Start date: January 1, 1993

5) End date: Ongoing

6) 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 organisation. 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 organisation's unified budget covers the costs associated with the implementation of the organisation'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 organisation.

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.

7) 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

  • Proper management of the organization's resources


(in millions of dollars)
  8) Forecast Spending
2009-10
9) Planned Spending
2010-11
10) Planned Spending
2011-12
11) Planned Spending
2012-13
12) Total contributions 15.04 14.08 14.08 14.08
13) Three-year Transfer Payment Program Plan


Table 1.17: Organization of American States (OAS)

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

2) Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

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

4) Start date: May 31, 1990

5) End date: Ongoing

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

7) 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

  • Increased effectiveness and efficiency of the OAS through improved accountability and transparency


(in millions of dollars)
  8) Forecast Spending
2009-10
9) Planned Spending
2010-11
10) Planned Spending
2011-12
11) Planned Spending
2012-13
12) Total contributions 11.45 12.05 12.05 12.05
13) Three-year Transfer Payment Program Plan


Table 1.18: Payments in Lieu of Taxes on Diplomatic, Consular and International Organizations' Property in Canada

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

2) Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

3) Name of Transfer Payment Program: Payments in Lieu of Taxes on Diplomatic, Consular and International Organizations' Property in Canada

4) Start date: January 18, 1979

5) End date: Ongoing

6) 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 and consular 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.

7) Expected results:

  • Fulfillment of Canada's international obligations with respect to foreign diplomatic missions and consular posts pursuant to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations


(in millions of dollars)
  8) Forecast Spending
2009-10
9) Planned Spending
2010-11
10) Planned Spending
2011-12
11) Planned Spending
2012-13
12) Total grants 13.76 13.52 13.52 13.52
13) Three-year Transfer Payment Program Plan


Table 1.19: Projects and Development Activities Resulting from Francophonie Summits

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

2) Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

3) Name of Transfer Payment Program: Projects and Development Activities Resulting from Francophonie Summits

4) Start date: March 9, 1979

5) End date: Ongoing

6) Description: This fund provides funding to cooperation programs and activities undertaken by the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF). 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 that Canada has set for itself for the Francophonie. It also promotes active participation by the Government of New Brunswick in summits, ministerial conferences and other related Francophonie activities.

7) Expected results:

  • The OIF is active in all the areas identified in the contribution agreement, in accordance with the overall guidance provided by member states of the organization

  • Active participation by the Government of New Brunswick in all significant activities of the OIF


(in millions of dollars)
  8) Forecast Spending
2009-10
9) Planned Spending
2010-11
10) Planned Spending
2011-12
11) Planned Spending
2012-13
12) Total contributions 8.5 7.5 7.5 7.5
13) Three-year Transfer Payment Program Plan


Table 1.20: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

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

2) Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

3) Name of Transfer Payment Program: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

4) Start date: January 1, 1988

5) End date: Ongoing

6) 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.

7) 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

  • Development of free, independent and pluralistic media


(in millions of dollars)
  8) Forecast Spending
2009-10
9) Planned Spending
2010-11
10) Planned Spending
2011-12
11) Planned Spending
2012-13
12) Total contributions 13.35 12.25 12.25 12.25
13) Three-year Transfer Payment Program Plan


Table 1.21: UN Peacekeeping Operations

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

2) Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

3) Name of Transfer Payment Program: United Nations Peacekeeping Operations

4) Start date: October 5, 2000

5) End date: Ongoing

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

7) Expected results:

  • Enhanced peace and security for the countries and regions concerned

  • Increased levels of security, basic services and levels of governance provided in affected areas, promoting advanced prospects for peace as well as enable reconstruction and development activities


(in millions of dollars)
  8) Forecast Spending
2009-10
9) Planned Spending
2010-11
10) Planned Spending
2011-12
11) Planned Spending
2012-13
12) Total contributions 270.14 285.87 285.87 285.87
13) Three-year Transfer Payment Program Plan


Table 1.22: United Nations Organization (UN)

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

2) Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

3) Name of Transfer Payment Program: United Nations Organization

4) Start date: March 27, 1980

5) End date: Ongoing

6) 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.

7) Expected results: Efforts to maintain international peace and security and promote 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

  • International cooperation for drug control, crime prevention

  • The combating of international terrorism in all its forms and manifestations


(in millions of dollars)
  8) Forecast Spending
2009-10
9) Planned Spending
2010-11
10) Planned Spending
2011-12
11) Planned Spending
2012-13
12) Total contributions 125.93 124.31 124.31 124.31
13) Three-year Transfer Payment Program Plan


Table 1.23: World Health Organization (WHO)

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

2) Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

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

4) Start date: January 1, 1990

5) End date: Ongoing

6) 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.

7) 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)

  • Ensured accountability, by improving organizational effectiveness, transparency and accountability


(in millions of dollars)
  8) Forecast Spending
2009-10
9) Planned Spending
2010-11
10) Planned Spending
2011-12
11) Planned Spending
2012-13
12) Total contributions 18.16 15.29 15.29 15.29
13) Three-year Transfer Payment Program Plan


Table 1.24: World Trade Organization (WTO)

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

2) Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

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

4) Start date: January 1, 1995

5) End date: Ongoing

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

7) 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, 153 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. As a trade-dependent country, Canada has been actively involved in all areas of the current round of WTO negotiations, known as the Doha Development Agenda, and continues to work with other WTO members to advance these negotiations. We are seeking an ambitious outcome to the negotiations to provide a more level playing field for Canadian exporters competing in global markets, while increasing Canadian and global economic growth, prosperity and development. Canada is also seeking an outcome to the round that strikes a balance between development objectives, developing countries' concerns and Canadian commercial interests that would lead to better integration of developing countries into the world trading system. 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.


(in millions of dollars)
  8) Forecast Spending
2009-10
9) Planned Spending
2010-11
10) Planned Spending
2011-12
11) Planned Spending
2012-13
12) Total contributions 6.65 6.76 6.76 6.76
13) Three-year Transfer Payment Program Plan

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Access to Justice in Both Official Languages Support Fund

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

Program Activity: Justice policies, laws and programs

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

Start date: April 1, 2003

End date: Ongoing

Description: The purpose of the Initiative in Support of Access to Justice in Both Official Languages is to improve the capacity of the justice system to serve Canadians in both official languages. The Initiative is part of the Roadmap for Canada's Linguistic Duality 2008-2013: Acting for the Future,announced by the federal government in June 2008. It includes a consulting mechanism, a justice training component, and a grants and contributions funding program titled “Access to Justice in both Official Languages Support Fund”. Its objectives are to increase the capacity of the justice system and its stakeholders to offer justice services in both official languages and to 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; and
  • Canadian institutions/boards of education, including Centres for jurilinguistics.

Expected results: Continued and improved access to justice services in the minority language.


($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009–10
Planned Spending
2010–11
Planned Spending
2011–12
 Planned Spending
2012–13
Total grants $0.00 $0.05 $0.05 $0.05
Total contributions $3.68 $7.18 $7.18 $6.84
Total transfer payments $3.68 $7.23 $7.23 $6.89

"Please refer to the Programs and Initiatives Section of the Department of Justice website for details of the Department's Three Year Transfer Payment Program Plan."

 

Aboriginal Justice Strategy Fund

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

Program Activity: Justice policies, laws and programs

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

Start date: 1991-1992 as Aboriginal Justice Initiative

End date: March 31, 2012

Description: The Aboriginal Justice Strategy (AJS) enables Aboriginal communities to have increased involvement in the local administration of justice and 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:

  1. Bands, First Nations, Tribal Councils, local, regional and national Aboriginal organizations;
  2. agencies and institutions of regional/municipal governments;
  3. non-profit community organizations, societies, and associations which have voluntarily associated themselves for a non-profit purpose;
  4. provincial and territorial governments;
  5. individuals; and,
  6. for-profit corporations, so long as these corporations will not make a profit on the work performed.

Expected results: Aboriginal communities continue to have increased involvement in the local administration of justice by providing timely and effective alternatives to mainstream justice processes in appropriate circumstances. Over time, the AJS Fund will contribute to reducing rates of victimization, crime and incarceration among Aboriginal people in communities operating AJS programs and help the mainstream justice system become more responsive and sensitive to the needs and culture of Aboriginal communities.


($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009–10
Planned Spending
2010–11
Planned Spending
2011–12
 Planned Spending
2012–13
Total grants $0.03 $0.26 $0.26 $0.00
Total contributions $11.97 $12.24 $12.24 $2.90
Total transfer payments $12.00 $12.50 $12.50 $2.90

"Please refer to the Programs and Initiatives Section of the Department of Justice website for details of the Department's Three Year Transfer Payment Program Plan."

 

Aboriginal Courtwork Program

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

Program Activity: Justice policies, laws and programs

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

Start date: 1978-1979

End date: Ongoing

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 justice related 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, and 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 or 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 provides modest support for projects that further the mandate of the Program.

Expected results:  Contribution agreements with the provinces will support delivery of Aboriginal Courtwork services to ensure access to justice for Aboriginal people within the mainstream Canadian justice system, which will promote fair, equitable and culturally relevant treatment before the courts.


($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009–10
Planned Spending
2010–11
Planned Spending
2011–12
 Planned Spending
2012–13
Total grants $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total contributions $5.41 $4.91 $4.91 $4.91
Total transfer payments $5.41 $4.91 $4.91 $4.91

"Please refer to the Programs and Initiatives Section of the Department of Justice website for details of the Department's Three Year Transfer Payment Program Plan."

 

Legal Aid Systems

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

Program Activity: Justice policies, laws and programs

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

Start date: August 17, 1971

End date: Ongoing

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.


($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009–10
Planned Spending
2010–11
Planned Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Total grants $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total contributions $122.83 $119.83 $119.83 $108.33
Total transfer payments $122.83 $119.83 $119.83 $108.33

"Please refer to the Programs and Initiatives Section of the Department of Justice website for details of the Department's Three Year Transfer Payment Program Plan."

 

Youth Justice Services

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

Program Activity: Justice policies, laws and programs

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

Start date: April 2, 1984

End date: Ongoing

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 behavior 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:
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009–10
Planned Spending
2010–11
Planned Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Total grants $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total contributions $177.30 $177.30 $177.30 $177.30
Total transfer payments $177.30 $177.30 $177.30 $177.30

"Please refer to the Programs and Initiatives Section of the Department of Justice website for details of the Department's Three Year Transfer Payment Program Plan."

 

Supporting Families Fund

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

Program Activity: Justice policies, laws and programs

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Supporting Families Fund (Voted)

Start date: April 1, 2009

End date: March 31, 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 parental obligations, compliance, and the family justice system. 

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 Fund's Public Legal Education and Information and Professional Training component:

  • individuals
  • non-profit professional organizations, societies or associations
  • other non-profit organizations, societies or associations
  • educational institutions
  • private sector organizations sponsoring non-profit projects in partnership with federal, provincial, or territorial governments

Expected results: Expanded accessibility of custody/access, support and enforcement services. Enhanced awareness and understanding of parental obligations, compliance, and the family justice system


($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009–10
Planned Spending
2010–11
Planned Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Total grants $0.05 $0.05 $0.05 $0.05
Total contributions $15.95 $15.95 $15.95 $15.95
Total transfer payments $16.00 $16.00 $16.00 $16.00

"Please refer to the Programs and Initiatives Section of the Department of Justice website for details of the Department's Three Year Transfer Payment Program Plan."

 

Victims of Crime Initiative

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

Program Activity: Justice policies, laws and programs

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Victims of Crime Initiative

Start date: Victims of Crime Initiative (VCI) April 1, 2005, and Federal Victims Strategy (FVS) April 1, 2007

End date: VCI ongoing and FVS March 31, 2011

Description: The Victims Fund is a grants and contributions fund with broad terms and conditions designed to raise awareness and enhance services and assistance to victims of crime. The Victims Fund is administered by the Policy Centre for Victim Issues and provides support to victims of crime as well as to governmental and non-governmental organizations to implement a wide range of victim-focused projects and activities.

Recipients:

  1. Individuals;
  2. national, provincial, territorial, municipal, Aboriginal, community or professional organizations, societies or associations;
  3. Canadian educational institutions/boards of education;
  4. International governmental and non-governmental 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;
  5. private sector organizations sponsoring non-profit projects;
  6. bands, tribal councils and self-governing First Nations who are working to provide services and assistance to victims of crime in Aboriginal communities;
  7. 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 about victim issues, legislation and services available
  • Reduced financial hardship for victims.

($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009–10
Planned Spending
2010–11
Planned Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Total grants $0.85 $0.85 $0.35 $0.35
Total contributions $4.71 $6.90 $1.65 $1.65
Total transfer payments $5.56 $7.75 $2.00 $2.00

"Please refer to the Programs and Initiatives Section of the Department of Justice website for details of the Department's Three Year Transfer Payment Program Plan."

 

Youth Justice Services - Intensive Rehabilitative Custody and Supervision Program

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

Program Activity: Justice policies, laws and programs

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Youth Justice Services - Intensive Rehabilitative Custody and Supervision Program (voted)

Start date: April 1, 2002

End date: Ongoing

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

Recipients: Provinces and territories.

Expected results:  Through the contributions signed under this Program, provinces and territories will have the financial capacity to implement sentencing options that involve specialized treatment programs to address the mental issues of serious violent youth offenders.


($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009–10
Planned Spending
2010–11
Planned Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Total grants $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total contributions $10.66 $11.05 $11.05 $11.05
Total transfer payments $10.66 $11.05 $11.05 $11.05

"Please refer to the Programs and Initiatives Section of the Department of Justice website for details of the Department's Three Year Transfer Payment Program Plan."

 

Implementation of Official languages Requirements under the Contraventions Act

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

Program Activity: Justice policies, laws and programs

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Implementation of Official languages Requirements under the Contraventions Act (Voted)

Start date: April 1, 2008

End date: Ongoing

Description: The Contraventions Act provides an alternative to the summary conviction procedure of the Criminal Code for the prosecution of certain offences under federal statutes and regulations. It allows certain federal offences to be prosecuted, using provincial court processes, by means of a ticketing scheme. Following a 2001 Federal Court decision concerning the implementation of the Act, the Department of Justice initiated the process of modifying existing Contraventions Act implementation agreements to address the language rights requirements identified by the Court. To support this process, the Department of Justice received funding to establish the Contraventions Act Fund. The overall program has three main areas of activities:

  • Implementing the Contraventions Act with the consent and cooperation of each province and territory by permitting, through a regulatory incorporation, federal contraventions to be prosecuted in accordance with the provinces' and territories' respective offence schemes, together with their processes and procedures, and giving enforcement authorities a new tool to better enforce federal regulatory offences that have been designated as contraventions
  • Allowing for the effective implementation of the Act through the negotiation with each province and territory of implementation agreements dealing with the administrative and procedural aspects of such implementation and, consistent with the Federal Court decision, identifying the means and mechanisms to address the language-rights requirements identified in that decision 
  • Administering the Contraventions Act Fund to support provinces and territories in respect of judicial activities and extra-judicial services in both official languages to conform with the Federal Court decision in respect of proceedings instituted under the Contraventions Act

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:

  • Judicial and extra-judicial services relating to prosecutions offered in both official languages
  • Implementation of the Contraventions Act in all jurisdictions of Canada in a manner that is respectful of the quasi-constitutional language rights of Canadians

($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009–10
Planned Spending
2010–11
Planned Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Total grants $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total contributions $4.70 $9.09 $9.09 $9.09
Total transfer payments $4.70 $9.09 $9.09 $9.09

"Please refer to the Programs and Initiatives Section of the Department of Justice website for details of the Department's Three Year Transfer Payment Program Plan."

 

Youth Justice Fund

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

Program Activity: Justice policies, laws and programs

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

Start date: 1999-2000

End date: Ongoing

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 for non-governmental organizations, youth justice stakeholders, Aboriginal organizations, and provinces/territories 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. The Youth Justice Fund has three ongoing funding areas – Youth Justice, Youth Crime Prevention (Guns, Gangs and Drugs), and the Youth Justice Anti-Drug Treatment Component (of the National Anti-Drug Strategy).

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 and 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 overrepresentation of Aboriginal youth in the justice system, respond to youth in the youth justice system with mental health issues (including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder), respond to gang-involved youth and violent offenders, or respond to youth with illicit substance abuse issues; and
  • some 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 or jurisdictions or which synthesize the results of existing research or contribute to a growing awareness and recognition of promising practices and models for ongoing or emerging youth justice issues.

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

Expected results: 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
  • A 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.
  • Anti-Drug Component

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

($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009–10
Planned Spending
2010–11
Planned Spending
2011–12
 Planned Spending
2012–13
Total grants $0.22 $0.73 $0.73 $0.73
Total contributions $2.87 $4.28 $4.28 $4.28
Total transfer payments $3.09 $5.01 $5.01 $5.01

"Please refer to the Programs and Initiatives Section of the Department of Justice website for details of the Department's Three Year Transfer Payment Program Plan."

 

Access to Justice Services Agreements in the Territories (in the areas of Legal Aid, Aboriginal Courtwork, and Public Legal Education and Information Services)

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

Program Activity: Justice policies, laws and programs

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Access to Justice Services Agreements in the Territories (in the areas of Legal Aid, Aboriginal Courtwork and Public Legal education and Information Services) (Voted)

Start date: 1996

End date: Ongoing

Description: The goal of the Access to Justice Services Agreements is to integrate federal government funding support to Canada's three territories for access to justice services (including criminal and civil legal aid, Aboriginal Courtwork, and Public Legal Education and Information) through ongoing contribution agreements that allow the territories the flexibility needed to provide these services in a challenging environment (vast distances, harsh climate, cultural/linguistic differences). The overarching goal of federal support for Aboriginal Courtwork services is to facilitate and enhance access to justice by assisting Aboriginal people involved in the criminal justice system to obtain fair, just, equitable and culturally sensitive treatment. With regard to legal aid services in the territories, the federal goal is to enable the territories to provide legal aid services to economically disadvantaged persons involved in serious criminal, youth criminal justice and civil matters. And, with respect to public legal education and information, the goal is to assist the territories in providing members of the public with the legal information they need to make informed decisions and participate effectively in the justice system.

Recipients: 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: Contribution agreements signed with the territories will allow greater flexibility to allocate resources which will enable the territories to deliver access to justice services in the areas of Legal Aid (criminal and civil), Aboriginal Courtwork and Public Legal Education and Information.


($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009–10
Planned Spending
2010–11
Planned Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Total grants $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total contributions $5.16 $4.86 $4.86 $4.86
Total transfer payments $5.16 $4.86 $4.86 $4.86

"Please refer to the Programs and Initiatives Section of the Department of Justice website for details of the Department's Three Year Transfer Payment Program Plan."

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Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

Details of Transfer Payment Programs1

Community Diversification program
Strategic outcome: A competitive and diversified economy for the regions of Quebec
Program activities:
Community Development
Special intervention measures
Name of Transfer Payment Program: Community Diversification program. This program represents a voted item, except for 2009-2010, for which the funding portion dedicated to Canada's Economic Action Plan (CEAP) corresponds to a statutory appropriation.
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. The program has the following three objectives: to foster communities' development and increase their mobilization by drawing up visions and projects of local and regional scope; assist communities through support for entrepreneurship and through creation or maintenance of viable enterprises; and increase communities' capability to attract tourists and skilled individuals.

This program also leads to intervention for implementation of the Community Adjustment Fund (CAF), a temporary CEAP initiative.

Funding recipients: Includes in particular small and medium-sized enterprises and non-profit organizations.

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 or outreach.

    With respect specifically to the CAF:
    • Number of communities with increased economic opportunities and greater capacity to meet challenges
    • Enterprises created, maintained and expanded
    • Jobs created or maintained.
(in thousands of dollars) Forecast spending
2009-2010
Planned spending
2010-2011
Planned spending
2011-2012
Planned spending
2012-2013
Grants 100 100 100 100
Contributions 157,300 174,743 89,946 78,287
Other types of transfer payments
Total transfer payments 157,400 174,843 90,046 78,387

Hyperlink to the Departmental Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programswww.dec-ced.gc.ca/eng/agency/about/plan.html

Business and Regional Growth program
Strategic outcome: A competitive and diversified economy for the regions of Quebec
Program activities:
Enterprise Competitiveness
Competitive positioning of sectors and regions
Special intervention measures
Name of Transfer Payment Program: Business and Regional Growth program. This program represents a voted item, except for 2009-2010, for which the funding portion dedicated to Canada's Economic Action Plan (CEAP) corresponds to a statutory appropriation.
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.

This program also leads to intervention for implementation of the Community Adjustment Fund (CAF), a temporary CEAP initiative.

Funding recipients: Includes in particular small and medium-sized enterprises and non-profit organizations.

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

    With respect specifically to the CAF:
    • Number of communities with increased economic opportunities and greater capacity to meet challenges
    • Enterprises created, maintained and expanded
    • Jobs created or maintained.
(in thousands of dollars) Forecast spending
2009-2010
Planned spending
2010-2011
Planned spending
2011-2012
Planned spending
2012-2013
Grants 100
Contributions 121,611 122,566 81,497 73,725
Other types of transfer payments
Total transfer payments 121,711 122,566 81,497 73,725

Hyperlink to the Departmental Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs: www.dec-ced.gc.ca/eng/agency/about/plan.html

Community Futures Program
Strategic outcome: A competitive and diversified economy for the regions of Quebec
Program activity: Community Development
Name of Transfer Payment Program: 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.

Funding recipients: In Quebec, the CFP financially supports 57 Community Futures Development Corporations, as well as 14 Community Economic Development Corporations and 10 Business Development Centres.

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
2009-2010
Planned spending
2010-2011
Planned spending
2011-2012
Planned spending
2012-2013
Grants
Contributions 43,965 32,300 32,300 32,300
Other types of transfer payments
Total transfer payments 43,965 32,300 32,300 32,300

Hyperlink to the Departmental Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs: www.dec-ced.gc.ca/eng/agency/about/plan.html

Infrastructure Canada Program
Strategic outcome: A competitive and diversified economy for the regions of Quebec
Program activity: Infrastructure
Name of Transfer Payment Program: Infrastructure Canada Program (ICP) (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 April 2008 to postpone to March 31, 2011 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.

Funding recipients: Primarily municipalities

Expected results:

  • Rural and urban communities have quality public infrastructure.
(in thousands of dollars) Forecast spending
2009-2010
Planned spending
2010-2011
Planned spending
2011-2012
Planned spending
2012-2013
Grants
Contributions 31,854
Other types of transfer payments
Total transfer payments 31,854

Hyperlink to the Departmental Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs: www.dec-ced.gc.ca/eng/agency/about/plan.html

Contribution program to supply the Municipality of Shannon with drinking water
Strategic outcome: A competitive and diversified economy for the regions of Quebec
Program activity: Infrastructure
Name of Transfer Payment Program: Program to supply the Municipality of Shannon with drinking water (voted item)
Start date: May 14, 2009 End date: March 31, 2011

Description: The program is intended to supply residents of the Municipality of Shannon with drinking water through the establishment of a water system supplied from a groundwater source, and construction of a reservoir and a pumping station.

Funding recipient: Municipality of Shannon

Expected results:

  • Management of special programs dedicated to infrastructure is sound and effective
  • Rural and urban communities have quality public infrastructure.
(in thousands of dollars) Forecast spending
2009-2010
Planned spending
2010-2011
Planned spending
2011-2012
Planned spending
2012-2013
Grants
Contributions 6,000 7,345
Other types of transfer payments
Total transfer payments 6,000 7,345

Hyperlink to the Departmental Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs: www.dec-ced.gc.ca/eng/agency/about/plan.html

Recreational Infrastructure Canada program
Strategic outcome: A competitive and diversified economy for the regions of Quebec
Program activity: Infrastructure
Name of Transfer Payment Program: Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program (voted item)
Start date: April 23, 2009 End date: March 31, 2011

Description: This Canada-wide initiative is intended to be a timely, targeted, short-term measure to stimulate the Canadian economy. It should contribute to reducing the impact of the global recession by increasing the overall value of construction activities associated with recreational infrastructure. RInC-funded projects will primarily involve modernization and repair of facilities, including new construction that adds to or replaces existing recreational infrastructure capacity.

Funding recipients: May include, under certain conditions, a local or regional government, public sector body, private, not-for-profit entity, provincial or territorial entity that provides municipal-type services to communities, or First Nation government.

Expected results:

  • Increase in economic opportunities
  • Partnership with Quebec and communities
  • Increase in construction activities associated with recreational infrastructure.
(in thousands of dollars) Forecast spending
2009-2010
Planned spending
2010-2011
Planned spending
2011-2012
Planned spending
2012-2013
Grants
Contributions 5,000 73,077
Other types of transfer payments
Total transfer payments 5,000 73,077

Hyperlink to the Departmental Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs: www.dec-ced.gc.ca/eng/agency/about/plan.html


Note:

1For the full list of funding recipients and their eligibility conditions, please consult the Agency site at www.dec-ced.gc.ca/eng/programs/index.html under the appropriate program. All information on performance measurements and related indicators is to be found in the Report on Plans and Priorities 2010-2011.

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Environment Canada

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)

1. Strategic Outcome: Not applicable*

2. Program Activity: Not applicable*

3. Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions to support Environment Research & Development*

4. Start date: June 1999

5. End date: March 31, 2010*

6. Description: The purpose of this class is to stimulate, increase or improve scientific knowledge and information, to support the promotion and coordination of research and development in areas that support Environment Canada's objectives, such as wildlife, toxicology, climate change and atmospheric studies.

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 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; and
  • Adaptation to day-to-day and longer-term changes in atmospheric, hydrological and ice conditions.
($ millions)

12.

8. Forecast Spending
2009–10

9. Planned Spending
2010–11 *

10. Planned Spending
2011–12 *

11. Planned Spending
2012–13 *

Total grants

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Total contributions

7.2

10.6

9.0

7.5

Total other types of transfer payments

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

13. Total Transfer payments

7.2

10.6

9.0

7.5

14. Link to 3 year Transfer Payment Program Plan: http://www.ec.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=390AF41B-1

* Note: Environment Canada is seeking approval from Treasury Board to redesign the existing class transfer payment programs (i.e. Contributions to support Environmental Research and Development, Contributions to support Environmental and Sustainable Development Initiatives, and Contributions to support Canada's international commitments) so that they align to the department's revised 2010-2011 Program Activity Architecture (PAA). The redesign and alignment to the PAA will improve performance measurement and reporting and clarify accountability arrangements.


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: June 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
($ millions)

12.

8. Forecast Spending
2009–10

9. Planned Spending
2010–11 *

10. Planned Spending
2011–12 *

11. Planned Spending
2012–13 *

Total grants

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Total contributions

21.1

22.8

18.6

20.4

Total other types of transfer payments

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

13. Total Transfer payments

21.1

22.8

18.6

20.4

14. Link to 3 year Transfer Payment Program Plan: http://www.ec.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=390AF41B-1

*Note: Environment Canada is seeking approval from Treasury Board to redesign the existing class transfer payment programs (i.e. Contributions to support Environmental Research and Development, Contributions to support Environmental and Sustainable Development Initiatives, and Contributions to support Canada's international commitments) so that they align to the department's revised 2010-2011 Program Activity Architecture (PAA). The redesign and alignment to the PAA will improve performance measurement and reporting and clarify accountability arrangements.


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: June 1999

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; and
  • Adaptation to day-to-day and longer-term changes in atmospheric, hydrological and ice conditions.
($ millions)

12.

8. Forecast Spending
2009-10

9. Planned Spending
2010-11 *

10. Planned Spending
2011-12 *

11. Planned Spending
2012-13 *

Total grants

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Total contributions

8.9

8.9

3.6

3.6

Total other types of transfer payments

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

13. Total Transfer payments

8.9

8.9

3.6

3.6

14. Link to 3 year Transfer Payment Program Plan: http://www.ec.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=390AF41B-1

*Note: Environment Canada is seeking approval from Treasury Board to redesign the existing class transfer payment programs (i.e. Contributions to support Environmental Research and Development, Contributions to support Environmental and Sustainable Development Initiatives, and Contributions to support Canada's international commitments) so that they align to the department's revised 2010-2011 Program Activity Architecture (PAA). The redesign and alignment to the PAA will improve performance measurement and reporting and clarify accountability arrangements.


1. Strategic Outcome: 1. Canada's natural environment is conserved and restored for present and future generations

2. Program Activity: 1.1 Biodiversity - Wildlife and Habitat

3. Name of Transfer Payment Program: Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk (HSP)

4. Start date: August 20, 2000

5. End date: Ongoing (Terms and Conditions have been continued indefinitely under the new Transfer Payment Policy of TBS; Current approval of sunsetting resources portion ends in 2011-2012)

6. Description:

  • The overall goal of the Habitat Stewardship Program (HSP) is to contribute to the recovery of endangered, threatened, and other species of concern, and to prevent other species from becoming a conservation concern, by engaging Canadians in conservation actions to benefit wildlife
  • Within this overall goal, the HSP has worked with its stakeholders to identify three objectives:
    • To support habitat projects that benefit species at risk;
    • To enable Canadians to become actively and concretely involved in stewardship projects for species at risk that will result in tangible, measurable environmental benefits; and
    • To improve the scientific, sociological, and economic understanding of the role stewardship has as a conservation tool.
  • The HSP 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:

In support of these main objectives, the expected results of approved HSP projects are:

  1. Important habitat for species at risk recovery is secured or otherwise protected;
  2. Important habitat for species at risk recovery is improved (restored/enhanced) and/or managed to meet their recovery needs;
  3. Threats to individual species at risk, and/or their habitat, caused by human activities are stopped, removed and/or mitigated; and
  4. Project benefits are sustained over time by engaging Canadians (landowners, resource users, volunteers) to participate directly in activities that support the recovery of species at risk.

The activities undertaken to achieve these results are largely driven by species at risk recovery strategies and action plans, or through consultation with recovery experts where these are not yet in place.

($ millions)

12.

8. Forecast Spending
2009–10

9. Planned Spending
2010–11

10. Planned Spending
2011–12

11. Planned Spending
2012–13

Total grants

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Total contributions

13.0

13.0

13.0

9.0

Total other types of transfer payments

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

13. Total Transfer payments

13.0

13.0

13.0

9.0

14. Link to 3 year Transfer Payment Program Plan: http://www.ec.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=390AF41B-1


1. Strategic Outcome: 1. Canada's natural environment is conserved and restored for present and future generations

2. Program Activity: 1.3 Sustainable Ecosystems

3. Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contribution to EcoAction 2000 Community Funding Initiative (voted)

4. Start date: 1998

5. End date: March 31, 2009, Minister of Environment approved extension for one year to March 31, 2010. The Minister of Environment has approved renewal of the program's terms and conditions with minor modifications, as per authorities granted under the new Transfer Payment Policy (2008).

6. Description: Provide financial support to non-profit organizations to undertake environmental projects that yield positive, measurable results and increase capacity to take action and environmental 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 that address the Government of Canada and Environment Canada priorities of climate change, nature, clean water and clean air.
  • Leveraging of monetary and voluntary in-kind support for environmental activities that have measurable environmental benefits.
  • Provide the tools Canadians need as individuals and members of communities to act on their knowledge and values in support of sustainable development.
  • The successful completion of community-based projects that support action, capacity building and outreach on priority environmental issues at the local and regional levels.
($ millions)

12.

8. Forecast Spending
2009–10

9. Planned Spending
2010–11

10. Planned Spending
2011–12

11. Planned Spending
2012–13

Total grants

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Total contributions

4.5

5.1

5.1

5.1

Total other types of transfer payments

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

13. Total Transfer payments

4.5

5.1

5.1

5.1

14. Link to 3 year Transfer Payment Program Plan: http://www.ec.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=390AF41B-1

Approved decision following the last evaluation: Continuation of the program.


1. Strategic Outcome: 3. Threats to Canadians and their environment from pollution are minimized.

2. Program Activity: 3.2 Climate Change and Clean Air

3. Name of Transfer Payment Program: Grant to the Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology of Canada (SDTC) -- NextGen Biofuels Fund (NGBF)

4. Start date: March 2001

5. End date: September 2027

6. Description: Environment Canada and Natural Resources Canada provide oversight of Sustainable Development Technology Canada, also referred to as the Foundation, which administers the NGBF on behalf of the Government of Canada.

Under the NGBF, the Foundation provides 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 feedstocks and be built in Canada, using representative Canadian feedstock. Selection is based on the technology's (rather than the plant's) potential for environmental and other (socio-economic) benefits. While the spending listed below captures the funds transferred from Environment Canada to the Foundation, the actual planned disbursements to NGBF projects in 2010-11 total $87.1 million.

7. Expected results: Net economic benefits from reduced consumption of hydrocarbon-based fuels and products, cleaner production processes, private returns to investors and owners.

($ millions)

12.

8. Forecast Spending
2009–10

9. Planned Spending
2010–11

10. Planned Spending
2011–12

11. Planned Spending
2012–13

Notes:

* $12.5 million was reprofiled from 2009-10 to 2010-11

** Please see also Up-Front Multi-Year Funding for Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)

*** This represents EC's share of half of the amount to be transferred to SDTC's NGBF, with the other half coming from Natural Resources Canada

Total grants**

0.0*

37.5*

25.0

25.0

Total contributions

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Total other types of transfer payments

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

13. Total Transfer payments***

0.0*

37.5*

25.0

25.0

14. Link to 3 year Transfer Payment Program Plan: http://www.ec.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=390AF41B-1


1. Strategic Outcome: 1. Canada's natural environment is conserved and restored for present and future generations

2. Program Activity: 1.3 Sustainable Ecosystems

3. Name of Transfer Payment Program: Freshwater Program

4. Start date: April 1, 2008

5. End date: March 31, 2013

6. Description: The objective of this class contribution is to enable the clean-up of contaminated sediment in targeted areas of concern in the Great Lakes, and advance clean-up efforts to restore Lake Winnipeg and Lake Simcoe.

Transfer payments made under the Program will be in the form of contributions to a broad range of entities to support the remediation of contaminated sediment in Great Lakes Areas of Concern and/or rehabilitation measures that reduce nutrient loads to Lakes Winnipeg and Simcoe and their tributaries including: domestic or international non-profit organizations, Provincial and Municipal Governments, regional conservation authorities, Canadian individuals, businesses, post-secondary institutions, Indian Bands, and Aboriginal peoples' organizations and associations.

7. Expected results: Contribution funding under the Program will target the following results:

  • Implement contaminated sediment management plans in Areas of Concern in the Great Lakes (Detroit River, St. Mary's River, Thunder Bay, St. Clair River, Niagara River, and Bay of Quinte) to reduce the release and impact of contaminants on the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem;
  • Support stewardship projects that will reduce pollutants, particularly nutrients loads, in priority areas in the Lake Winnipeg Basin;
  • Clean up of Lake Simcoe by supporting projects to reduce excessive quantities of phosphorus and other nutrients in priority areas in the Lake Simcoe Basin and to make progress on the rehabilitation of priority habitat to restore the health of the aquatic ecosystem and coldwater fishery in Lake Simcoe; and

Planned evaluations: A third-party program evaluation will be conducted for the Lake Winnipeg and Lake Simcoe initiatives (2010-2011) and for the Great Lakes initiative (2013-2014).

($ millions)

12.

8. Forecast Spending
2009–10

9. Planned Spending
2010–11

10. Planned Spending
2011–12

11. Planned Spending
2012–13

Total grants

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Total contributions

7.1

8.4

7.1

1.8

Total other types of transfer payments

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

13. Total Transfer payments

7.1

8.4

7.1

1.8

14. Link to 3 year Transfer Payment Program Plan: http://www.ec.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=390AF41B-1


  1. Strategic Outcome: 3. Threats to Canadians and their environment from pollution are minimized
  2. Program Activity: 3.2 Climate Change and Clean Air
  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 is primarily a contribution program that provides funding to a national not-for-profit organization for program delivery and incentives to encourage Canadians to retire their old, high-polluting personal vehicles.
  7. Expected results:
    • 50,000 vehicles of model year 1995 and earlier retired every year.
    • Program continues to operate in all provinces
    • Adherence to Code of Practice for responsible recycling of vehicles retired through the program verified through on-site audits of participating recyclers
($ millions)
12. 8. Forecast Spending 2009–10 9. Planned Spending 2010–11 10. Planned Spending 2011–12 11. Planned Spending 2012–13
Total grants 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total contributions 27.9 41.2 0.0 0.0
Total other types of transfer payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
13. Total Transfer payments 27.9 41.2 0.0 0.0

14. Link to 3 year Transfer Payment Program Plan: http://www.ec.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=390AF41B-1



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Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

Details on Transfer Payments Programs

Southern Ontario Development Program (SODP)

Program Activity: Community and Business Development

Start date: August 13, 2009

End date: March 31, 2014

Description: The Southern Ontario Development Program supports the economic development and diversification of Southern Ontario communities. The program provides funding through contribution agreements to not-for-profit organizations and small and medium-sized enterprises in six priority areas: community economic development, information and communications technology, innovation, trade and tourism, human capital, and business financing support.

Expected results: Communities in Southern Ontario are viable and businesses in this region are competitive.

The data presented in this table are shown in millions of dollars.


  Forecast Spending
2009–10
Planned Spending
2010–11
Planned Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Total contributions 100.0 176.2 176.1 176.1
Total Program Activity 100.0 176.2 176.1 176.1

Planned Evaluations and Audits:
There are no planned evaluations or audits for this program in the 2009–2013 period.

Eastern Ontario Development Program

Program activity: Community and Business Development

Start date: October 12, 2004

End date: March 31, 2011

Description: The Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) supports the economic development and diversification of rural Eastern Ontario communities. The program makes funding available through repayable and non-repayable contribution agreements to businesses and not-for-profit organizations (including Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) and the Eastern Ontario CFDC Network) for activities in five priority areas: business and community development, access to capital, skills development, retention and attraction of youth, and technological enhancement. Applicant projects are assessed against program criteria decisions are made by EODP staff, the CFDCs, and the Eastern Ontario CFDC network based on local and/or regional needs, priorities and opportunities.

Expected Results: Communities in rural Ontario are viable and businesses in the region are competitive.

The data presented in this table are shown in millions of dollars.


  Forecast Spending 2009–2010 Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total Contributions 9.6 9.6 0 0
Total Program Activity: 9.6 9.6 0 0

Planned Evaluations and Audits:
An evaluation will be conducted after the program terminates.

Community Futures Program

Program activity: Community and Business Development

Start date: 1986

End date: n/a (ongoing program)

Description: The Community Futures Program supports community economic development and builds the capacity of non-metropolitan communities in Ontario. FedDev Ontario administers and delivers the program within its geographic mandate. The program makes funding available through contribution agreements to Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) in Ontario, who provide services relating to strategic community planning, socio-economic development, business services, repayable business financing through local investment funds, and community-based projects and special initiatives. CFDCs annual workplans align with the Community Futures Program's expected results. CFDCs make funding decisions based on the economic, social, cultural, environmental and other factors important to the community.

Expected Results: Communities in rural Ontario are viable and businesses in the region are competitive.

The data presented in this table are shown in millions of dollars.


  Forecast Spending 2009–2010 Planned Spending
2010–11
Planned Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Total Contributions 11.5 9.6 9.6 9.6
Total Program Activity: 11.5 9.6 9.6 9.6

Planned Evaluations and Audits:
Summative evaluation completed in 2008; audit completed in 2009.

Official Languages Minority Communities Development Program

Program activity: Community and Business Development

Start date: June 2009

End date: March 31, 2013

Description: The Official Language Minority Communities (OLMC) Development program is delivered through the Economic Development Initiative of the Government of Canada's Roadmap for Linguistic Duality 2008–2013: Acting for the Future. This program is delivered by FedDev Ontario in Southern and Eastern Ontario and supports the economic development of the region's OLMCs and promotes the economic benefits of Canada's linguistic duality. Contribution agreements with businesses and organizations encourage sustainable growth in OLMCs by focussing on community strategic planning initiatives, incremental project based activities, and business and economic development initiatives that foster economic growth in sectors such as Francophone tourism, cultural, knowledge-based and manufacturing industries.

Expected Results: Small and medium-sized businesses in official language minority communities have improved access to economic development projects.

The data presented in this table are shown in millions of dollars.


  Forecast Spending 2009–2010 Planned Spending
2010–11
Planned Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Total Contributions 1.1 1.9 0.9 0.3
Total Program Activity: 1.1 1.9 0.9 0.3

Planned Evaluations and Audits:
An evaluation will be conducted after the program terminates.

New Architecture for Infrastructure Support – Building Canada Fund Ontario Potable Water Program (OPWP)

Program activity: Community and Business Development

Start date: December 13, 2007

End date: March 31, 2011

Description: The Ontario Potable Water Program (OPWP) provides financial assistance in the form of grants to specific small and rural Ontario municipalities that incurred increased costs in order to meet Ontario drinking water regulations. These costs were incurred as a result of drinking water projects that were developed under the Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Program (COIP).

Expected Results: Increased community capacity to respond to economic development opportunities and challenges in recipient communities.

The data presented in this table are shown in millions of dollars.


  Forecast Spending 2009–2010 Planned Spending
2010–11
Planned Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Total Grants 34.5 22.5 0.0 0
Total Program Activity: 34.5 22.5 0.0 0

Planned Evaluations and Audits:
There are no planned evaluations or audits for this program.

Brantford Greenwich–Mohawk Remediation Project

Program activity: Community and Business Development

Start date: May 8, 2008

End date: March 31, 2013

Description: The project provides a federal contribution to the remediation of 50 acres of land spread over three sites in Brantford, Ontario. Once remediated, the land will be redeveloped according to a community design plan that has been developed in consultation with the residents of Brantford. The plan includes residential development and some light commercial development with a heritage/cultural component. The project plan has several milestones spread over the 2008–2011 period.

Expected Results: Fifty acres of remediated land in Brantford, Ontario suitable for residential development, some light commercial development and a cultural/heritage component.

The data presented in this table are shown in millions of dollars.


  Forecast Spending 2009–2010 Planned Spending
2010–11
Planned Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Total Grants 8.1 2.3 1.2 0
Total Program Activity: 8.1 2.3 1.2 0

Planned Evaluations and Audits:
A Results-based Management and Accountability Framework (RMAF) and Risk-based Audit Framework (RBAF) are not necessary for this grant.

Development Projects for Communities and Businesses Community Adjustment Fund (Southern Ontario)

Program activity: Community and Business Development

Start date: June 11, 2009

End date: March 31, 2011

Description: These projects aim to improve the quality of life in Southern Ontario, for example by providing funding for small and medium-sized businesses and social enterprises. The Development Projects for Businesses and Communities program delivers short-term, targeted community and business development projects, primarily through the delivery and administration of contribution agreements to communities, not-for-profit organizations and businesses from the private sector. These projects are typically of limited scope and are typically put in place with specific targets, either in recipient or type of business or community support.

Expected Results: Development projects enhance or accelerate community and business development in Ontario.

The data presented in this table are shown in millions of dollars.


  Forecast Spending 2009–2010 Planned Spending
2010–11
Planned Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Total Contributions 149.7 152.8 0.0 0.0
Total Program Activity: 149.7 152.8 0.0 0.0

Planned Evaluations and Audits:
An evaluation of this program is planned in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2010–2011 period.

Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Program (COIP)

Program activity: Community and Business Development

Start date: October 25, 2000

End date: March 31, 2011

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: Promotion of regional economic development in specific small and rural Ontario municipalities.

The data presented in this table are shown in millions of dollars.


  Forecast Spending 2009–2010 Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total Transfer Payments 11.7 0 0 0
Total Program Activity: 11.7 0 0 0

Planned Evaluations and Audits:
Approximately 50 project audits will be conducted for COIP after the program terminates.

Recreational Infrastructure Canada Program in Southern Ontario

Program activity: Infrastructure

Start date: May, 2009

End date: March 31, 2011

Description: RInC is a two year economic stimulus program. The program is designed to provide timely, targeted stimulus to communities through investments that will spur construction activity related to existing recreational infrastructure.

Expected Results: Economic stimulus and job creation as well as renewal, rehabilitation and modernization of Canada's recreational infrastructure.

The data presented in this table are shown in millions of dollars.


  Forecast Spending 2009–2010 Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total Contributions 95.5 94.6 0.0 0.0
Total Program Activity: 95.5 94.6 0.0 0.0

Planned Evaluations and Audits:
There are no planned evaluations or audits for this program.

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)

 

Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy

Strategic Outcome: Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture

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.

Link to 3-year Transfer Payment Program Plan:  http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/reports-rapports/tpp-ppt/tpp-ppt2010-eng.htm


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants
Total contributions 31.9 32.3 32.2 31.4
Total other types of transfer payments
Total Transfer payments 31.9 32.3 32.2 31.4

 

Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management

Strategic Outcome: Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture

Program Activity: Fisheries and Aquaculture Management

Start date: 2005-06

End date: Ongoing

Description: Launched in October 2004, the Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management (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 aqua-culture;
  • 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.

Link to 3-year Transfer Payment Program Plan:  http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/reports-rapports/tpp-ppt/tpp-ppt2010-eng.htm


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants
Total contributions 14.0 13.9 13.9 13.1
Total other types of transfer payments
Total Transfer payments 14.0 13.9 13.9 13.1

 

Atlantic Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative

Strategic Outcome: Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture

Program Activity: Fisheries and Aquaculture Management

Start date: 2007-08

End date: 2011-12

Description: The long-term goal of the Atlantic Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative (AICFI) 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 Commercial Fishing Enterprise (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) 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 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.

Link to 3-year Transfer Payment Program Plan:  http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/reports-rapports/tpp-ppt/tpp-ppt2010-eng.htm


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants
Total contributions 9.6 11.6 11.3
Total other types of transfer payments
Total Transfer payments 9.6 11.6 11.3

 

Pacific Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative

Strategic Outcome: Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture

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 (PICFI), 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; and
  • a higher standard of reporting and monitoring, and strengthened enforcement levels.

Link to 3-year Transfer Payment Program Plan:  http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/reports-rapports/tpp-ppt/tpp-ppt2010-eng.htm


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants
Total contributions 29.4 35.5 33.0
Total other types of transfer payments
Total Transfer payments 29.4 35.5 33.0

 

Atlantic Lobster Sustainability Measures

Strategic Outcome: Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture

Program Activity: Fisheries and Aquaculture Management

Start date: September 2009

End date: March 31, 2014

Description: This is one of two programs to support restructuring of Canada's Atlantic Lobster Fishery. The Atlantic Lobster Sustainability Measures (ALSM) will provide support for the development and implementation of lobster sustainability plans which will help the fishery to make changes that will enhance its economic prosperity (through self-rationalization) and long-term sustainability (through mandatory and possible, additional conservation measures).

ALSM is a five-year, $50M initiative with an overall goal to support the implementation of sustainability plans within Lobster Fishing Areas by providing funding to supplement and help leverage other sources of funds obtained by harvesters, such as provincial programs, financial institutions, etc. The outcomes of sustainability plans will help achieve the conservation measures necessary for a sustainable future and enable and provide incentive for the long-term structural change needed within the lobster fishery. This structural change, through rationalization, is necessary to improve the economic viability across the sector and help ensure long term sustainability. An economically viable sector will, in turn, be more willing to invest in strengthened conservation measures. In addition, when self-rationalization is on a significant scale, it may provide conservation benefits as well as economic benefits.

Expected results:

  • elements of sustainability plans pertaining to the enhancement of Lobster Fishing Area organization governance structures are in place;
  • elements of sustainability plans pertaining to lobster conservation and stewardship are in place;
  • elements of sustainability plans pertaining to productivity enhancement are in place; and
  • elements of sustainability plans pertaining to restructuring and rationalization are in place.

Link to 3-year Transfer Payment Program Plan:  http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/reports-rapports/tpp-ppt/tpp-ppt2010-eng.htm


($ millions) Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants 14.0
Total contributions 3.9 14.3 17.2 7.8
Total other types of transfer payments
Total Transfer payments 17.9 14.3 17.2 7.8

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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 2011

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
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total Grants: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions: 8.8 9.1 9.4 9.7
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments: 8.8 9.1 9.4 9.7

Link to 3 year Transfer Payment Program Plan

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 2011

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
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total Grants: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions: 242.3 170.0 172.9 175.6
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments: 242.3 170.0 172.9 175.6

Link to 3 year Transfer Payment Program Plan

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 2011

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
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total Grants: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions: 157.7 168.7 150.0 154.6
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments: 157.7 168.7 150.0 154.6

Link to 3 year Transfer Payment Program Plan

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 2011

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
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total Grants: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions: 112.6 112.9 48.6 48.8
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments: 112.6 112.9 48.6 48.8

Link to 3 year Transfer Payment Program Plan

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 2011

Description: Health Governance and infrastructure support aims to increase First nations and Inuit control over health programs and services.  Activities include health planning and management; health research, knowledge and information management; health consultation and liaison; health delivery and infrastructure; integration and adaptation of health services; and health human resources

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
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total Grants: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions: 216.1 166.8 152.1 159.3
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments: 216.1 166.8 152.1 159.3

Link to 3 year Transfer Payment Program Plan

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 2011

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 and Inuit individuals, families and communities, as well as, 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
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total Grants: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions: 24.1 12.8 11.5 10.5
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments: 24.1 12.8 11.5 10.5

Link to 3 year Transfer Payment Program Plan

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 2011

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
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total Grants: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions: 128.9 129.5 124.5 125.6
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments: 128.9 129.5 124.5 125.6

Link to 3 year Transfer Payment Program Plan

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 2011

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
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total Grants: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions: 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.2
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments: 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.2

Link to 3 year Transfer Payment Program Plan

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: September 2005

End Date: March 2011

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
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total Grants: 15.0 0.0 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 0.0 0.0 0.0

Link to 3 year Transfer Payment Program Plan

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 2011

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
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total Grants: 15.0 0.0 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 0.0 0.0 0.0

Link to 3 year Transfer Payment Program Plan

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 First Nation and Inuit of their own health programs and services and to effect improvement in the health conditions of First Nations and Inuit

Expected Results: Increased control or accountability by First Nations and Inuit communities of health care services


First Nations and Inuit Health Services Transfer (Voted)
Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total Grants: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions: 248.5 256.1 257.8 264.8
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments: 248.5 256.1 257.8 264.8

Link to 3 year Transfer Payment Program Plan

Contribution for the Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support 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
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total Grants: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions: 7.2 5.4 5.4 3.8
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments: 7.2 5.4 5.4 3.8

Link to 3 year Transfer Payment Program Plan

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, 2012

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
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total Grants: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions: 9.6 15.8 15.8 15.8
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments: 9.6 15.8 15.8 15.8

Link to 3 year Transfer Payment Program Plan

Contribution to the Drug Treatment Funding Program (Voted)

Strategic Outcome (NADS): Reduced demand for illicit drugs in targeted populations and areas and reduced impacts of illicit drug use through prevention and treatment efforts.

Program Activity: Substance use and abuse

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contribution to the Drug Treatment Funding Program (Voted)

Start Date: October 2007 - Services component; April 2008 - Systems component

End Date: 2011-2012 (services component); 2012-2013 (systems component)

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: DTFP plans to increase availability of and access to effective treatment services and programs for at-risk youth in areas of need. The Program's success and progress will be measured by the type/nature of treatment services and supports that have been made available by end of FY and will be measured by the program/service utilization trends associated with their populations and areas of need.
DTFP will also seek to improve treatment systems, programs and services to address illicit drug dependency of affected Canadians. The Program's success and progress in this plan will be measured by the extent to which treatment system improvements have been made; perceptions of stakeholders; and, the extent to which uptake/integration of evidence-informed practices has occurred.


Contribution to the Drug Treatment Funding Program (Voted)
Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total Grants: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions: 23.5 28.0 29.9 25.7
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments: 23.5 28.0 29.9 25.7

Link to 3 year Transfer Payment Program Plan

Contributions for the Drug Strategy Community Initiatives Fund (Voted)

Strategic Outcome (NADS): Reduced demand for illicit drugs in targeted populations and areas and reduced impacts of illicit drug use through prevention and treatment efforts.

Program Activity: Substance use and abuse

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions for the Drug Strategy Community Initiatives Fund (Voted)

Start Date: April, 2004

End Date: ongoing

Description: The Drug Strategy Community Initiatives Fund will contribute to reducing drug use among Canadians, particularly among vulnerable populations such as youth, by focussing on health promotion and prevention approaches to address drug abuse before it happens.  The objectives of the Fund are to facilitate the development of local, provincial, territorial, national and community-based solutions to drug use among youth and to promote public awareness of illicit drug use among youth.  The Program is delivered through Health Canada's regional and national offices and the Northern region.

Expected Results: DSCIF plans to enhance the capacity of targeted populations to make informed decisions about illicit drug use. The program's success and progress will be measured by the level/nature of acquired or improved knowledge/skills to avoid illicit drug use within the targeted population, and will be measured by evidence that capacity changes are influencing decision-making and behaviours around illicit drug use and associated consequences in targeted populations.

DSCIF also plans to strengthen community responses to illicit drug issues in targeted areas, and will measure their progress based on the type/nature of ways that community responses have been strengthened in targeted areas. For example, the adoption/integration evidence-informed/best practices within the targeted areas will indicate the program's contribution to this outcome.


Contributions for the Drug Strategy Community Initiatives Fund (Voted)
Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total Grants: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions: 11.5 14.5 11.5 11.5
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments: 11.5 14.5 11.5 11.5

Link to 3 year Transfer Payment Program Plan

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: April 2009

End Date: March 2013

Description: The Official Languages Health Contribution Program builds on initiatives established under the previous Contribution Program to Improve Access to Health Services for Official Language Minority Communities (2003-2004 to 2008-2009). The Program is managed by the Official Language Community Development Bureau.

The Program was approved for a five year period (2008-2009 to 2012-2013) with a total budget of $174.3 million, to support three mutually reinforcing components: 1) Health Networking ($22M); 2) Training and Retention of Health Professionals ($114.5M); and 3) Official Language Minority Community Health Projects ($33.5M); and to strengthen Health Canada's capacity to administer the Program ($4.3M).

The Health Networking component aims to: (i) maintain and enhance official language minority community health networks in line with provincial/territorial priorities; (ii) develop strategies to increase and improve OLMC health services; and (iii) provide leadership and coordination of activities that span all three components of the Official Languages Health Contribution Program.

The Training and Retention component is designed to: (i) provide post-secondary training of francophone health professionals in official language minority communities located outside Quebec to respond to the health care provider needs of those communities; (ii) promote the recruitment of qualified students into francophone post-secondary health training programs and their re-integration into official language minority communities upon graduation; (iii) provide training and retention initiatives in Quebec to ensure that health professionals have opportunities to improve their ability to work in both official languages, and to practice where they can meet the needs of official language minority communities;  (iv) in communities outside Quebec, provide cultural and French-language training to bilingual health professionals to improve their ability to provide health services to Francophone minority language communities; and (v) promote research and information-sharing on approaches to reducing barriers to health care access for official language minority communities.

The Official Language Minority Community Health Projects component of the Program provides short and medium term support for projects in six activity areas in response to community and provincial, territorial, or regional health priorities:  (i) strategies to develop, retain and mobilize health human resources within French official language minority communities;  (ii) development of sustained health information products and tools to facilitate access to health services within networks; (iii) provision of improved front-line health service expertise in the minority official language; (iv) support to regional and local health and social service agencies and community organizations in implementing new programs and best practices for access to health services in the minority official language; (v) development of volunteer health and social support services for official language minority communities within local networks, institutions and health organizations; and  (vi) evidence-based assessment and dissemination of the effectiveness of initiatives to improve access to health services in the minority language.

Expected Results: The two main objectives of the Program are to improve access to health services in the minority official language and to increase the use of both official languages in the provision of health services. To achieve these objectives the Program has identified five expected outcomes:

  1. increased number of health professionals to provide health services in official language minority communities;
  2. increased coordination and integration of health services for official language minority communities within institutions and communities;
  3. increased partnership/interaction of networks in provincial and territorial health systems;
  4. increased awareness among stakeholders that networks are a focal point for addressing the health concerns of official language minority communities; and
  5. increased dissemination and adoption of knowledge, strategies or best practices to address the health concerns of 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
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total Grants: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions: 34.0 36.7 38.0 38.3
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments: 34.0 36.7 38.0 38.3

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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
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
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

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Grant to the Canadian Blood Services (Voted)

Strategic Outcome: Access to Safe and Effective Health Products and Food and Information for Healthy Choices

Program Activity: Health Products

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: Improved blood safety and blood system governance



Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
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

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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).  Expected results are:  creation and dissemination of evidence-based information that supports informed decisions on the adoption and appropriate utilization of drugs and non-drug technologies, in terms of both effectiveness and cost.


Grant to the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health (Voted)
Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
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

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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, integration of internationally educated health professionals and patient safety. 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
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total Grants: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions: 46.0 32.7 32.7 32.7
Total other types of transfer payments: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments: 46.0 32.7 32.7 32.7

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.  A coordinated, knowledge-centered 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
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total Grants: 57.5 55.0 50.0 50.0
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: 57.5 55.0 50.0 50.0

Link to 3 year Transfer Payment Program Plan

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 leadership and coordination of efforts to prevent and reduce harm to patients, with an emphasis on four key areas: education, with a focus on developing curriculum and training programs; interventions and programs, with a focus on coordinating and supporting evidence-informed clinical interventions and programs; research, to increase the scope and scale of patient safety research; and tools and resources, with a focus on creating tools and resources that can be applied by healthcare organizations.


Named Grant to the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (Voted)
Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
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

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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: ongoing

Description: The Health Council of Canada (the Council) was established out of the 2003 First Ministers' Accord on Health Care Renewal to monitor and report on progress against commitments in the 2003 Accord.  In the 2004 10-Year Plan to Strengthen Health Care, First Ministers expanded the mandate of the Council to include reporting on the health status of Canadians and health outcomes.  The Health Council is governed by its Corporate Members, who are participating F/P/T Ministers of Health (excluding Québec and Alberta).

Expected Results: Through monitoring and annual public reporting on the progress achieved in implementing commitments in 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
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total Grants: 10.0 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: 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0

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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
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total Grants: 12.0 15.0 15.0 15.0
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: 12.0 15.0 15.0 15.0

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Grant to the Canadian Institutes for Health Information (CIHI) (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 Institute for Health Information (Voted)

Start date: April 1, 2007

End date: March 31, 2012

Description

CIHI is an independent, not-for-profit organization supported by federal, provincial and territorial (F/P/T) governments that provides essential data and analysis on Canada's health system and the health of Canadians. CIHI was created in 1991 by the F/P/T Ministers of Health to address significant gaps in health information. CIHI's data and its reports inform health policies, support the effective delivery of health services and raise awareness among Canadians about the factors that contribute to good health.

Since 1999, the federal government has provided funding to CIHI through a series of grants and conditional grants, known as the Roadmap Initiative. A total of approximately $313 million was provided to CIHI over 1999 to 2007 under Roadmap funding.  This allowed CIHI to provide quality and timely health information.  More recently CIHI's funding has been consolidated through the Health Information Initiative.

Beginning as of 2007-08, the Health Information Initiative provides conditional grant funding to CIHI. This funding will allow CIHI to continue important work initiated under the Roadmap Initiative and to further enhance the coverage of health data systems so Canadians get information on their health care system, including information on wait times, and continued development of comparable health indicators. The funding will also enable CIHI to respond effectively to emerging priorities. Under this initiative, up to $406.49 million will be delivered to CIHI over five years (2007-08 to 2011-12).

Expected Results: As per CIHI's funding agreement with Health Canada, CIHI's draft 2010-11 Operational Plan and Budget is to be provided to Health Canada by the end of January 2010. At the March 2010 CIHI Board Meeting, the document will be brought forward for review and approval and then subsequently submitted to the Minister of Health.  As of November 2009, the following are CIHI's Management's proposed key priorities for the upcoming 2010-2011 fiscal year:

More and Better Data

  • Increase jurisdictional uptake of reporting systems, with a continued focus on home and continuing care, pharmaceuticals, medication incidents, and ambulatory care/emergency visits;
  • Continue to develop and implement CIHI's primary health care information program;
  • Expand the program of work to address data gaps in the areas of aboriginal health and community mental health;
  • Initiate development of a patient-specific cost database;
  • Continue efforts to improve the timeliness of data collection and reporting across all data holdings; and
  • Collaborate with jurisdictions and Canada Health Infoway to advance health system use of data and the Pan Canadian agenda related to the electronic health and medical records.

More Relevant and Actionable Analysis

  • Produce and release CIHI's first ever pan-Canadian hospital report;
  • Develop and implement a rolling 2 year analytical plan and release regular reports and special studies for priority themes such as access to care/wait times/patient outcomes, H1N1, continuity of care, cost/productivity, primary health care, and seniors;
  • Continue to implement methodologies and infrastructures to link data in a privacy-sensitive manner; and
  • Continue implementation of the Canadian Population Health Initiative (CPHI) Action Plan, with a particular focus on the Place and Health and Reducing Gaps themes.

Improved Understanding and Use

  • Continue to support the adoption and uptake of the CIHI Portal and enhance/expand client access to e-Reports;
  • Continue to enhance CIHI's newly launched website;
  • Share experience and enhance overall responsiveness by implementing a more strategic approach to marketing products, developing a client engagement strategy and enhancing educational offerings;
  • Enhance CIHI's data security and privacy programs, including conducting privacy audits on select internal data holdings and external data recipients.

In order to support priority initiatives along our three strategic themes, a sound corporate infrastructure is required. As a result, ClHl will continue to focus on enhancing its corporate processes, IT systems applications and electronic tools.

URL of recipient site : http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/splash.html


Program Activity
(millions of dollars)
Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total Grants: 81.7 81.7 81.7 81.7
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: 81.7 81.7 81.7 81.7

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Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Table 1 - Details of Transfer Payment Programs

1. Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training 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 Skills and Employment Training Strategy

Start date: April 1, 2010

End date: March 31, 2015

Description:

The objective of the ASETS is to increase Aboriginal participation in the Canadian labour market, ensuring that First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people are engaged in sustainable, meaningful employment.

The ASETS builds on three strategic priorities: demand-driven skills development; partnerships with the private sector, provinces and territories, and across whole-of-government; and accountability for improved results. Programs will be designed and delivered by Aboriginal organizations to help Aboriginal people to prepare for, obtain and maintain meaningful and sustainable employment, assist Aboriginal youth to make successful transitions from school to work or to support their return to school, and support child care programs.

Expected results:

The expected result is that Aboriginal people are employed and integrated into the labour market. The key results for the ASETS are:

  • To assist Aboriginal individuals to return to work;
  • To assist Aboriginal individuals to return to school;
  • To increase savings to Employment Insurance.

The predecessor strategy, AHRDS, resulted in an average of 13,500-15,000 jobs filled per year. Using these results as a baseline, it is expected that the focus on demand-driven skills development and partnerships in the ASETS will result in approximately 18,500 jobs filled per year.


Program Activity: Skills and Employment
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011*
Planned Spending
2011-2012*
Planned Spending
2012-2013*
Total grants        
Total contributions 249.0 245.6 245.6 245.6
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 249.0 245.6 245.6 245.6
* Planned spending for 2010-11 to 2012-13 includes $22.5M for the new Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy.

Summary of the 3 Year Plan:
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

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 (voted)

Start date: June 7, 2007

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:

Through the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Partnership initiative, programs respond to the needs of Aboriginal workers, employers and other stakeholders

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
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Total grants        
Total contributions 35.8 96.0 42.2 0.0
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 35.8 96.0 42.2 0.0

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

3. Aboriginal Skills and Training Strategic Investment Fund (ASTSIF)

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 Training Strategic Investment Fund

Start date: April 1, 2009

End date: March 31, 2011

Description:

The Aboriginal Skills and Training Strategic Investment Fund is an initiative under Canada'a Economic Action Plan that will support short-term, focused initiatives designed to help Aboriginal people get the specific skills they require to benefit from economic opportunities, including those generated by other Economic Action Plan initiatives.

The Aboriginal Skills and Training Strategic Investment Fund will support short-term, focused initiatives designed to help Aboriginal people get the specific skills they require to benefit from economic opportunities, including those generated by the Economic Action Plan announced in Budget 2009.

The Fund will strengthen partnerships between Aboriginal employment service organizations and employers through training-to-employment programs related to concrete job opportunities. It will also support greater investments in training for individuals facing barriers to employment such as low literacy and essential skills.

The ASTSIF will also focus on three main objectives:

  • entering into a number of training-to-employment projects leading to concrete, guaranteed job opportunities by establishing partnerships with small and medium-size employers;
  • supporting projects to assist Aboriginal people with barriers to employment, including literacy and essential skills challenges; and
  • supporting pilot projects to test innovative approaches to Aboriginal labour market programming as well as projects that are national in scope.

There are both regional and national components to the ASTSIF. The regional component supports training-to-employment projects, skills development projects and service improvement projects on a regional basis, while the national component supports initiatives that are national in scope, partnership-based and will result in the development of tools, services or promising practices that will enhance the range of client and business services that will be provided under the new Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy.

Expected results:

The ASTSIF is a 2-year initiative that supports the development and strengthening of opportunities-based partnerships and the delivery of targeted training, leading to concrete employment outcomes for Aboriginal people. It is expected that approximately 8,200 Aboriginal clients will be served through ASTSIF funding, of which 2,800 are expected to secure employment.

Outcome Indicators:

  • Number of clients served
  • Number of clients with increased employability and employment skills
  • Number of clients employed
  • Key sectors providing training to employment

For ASTSIF regional projects, indicators include but are not limited to information on the following areas:

  • # of clients registered
  • Level of retention
  • Enhanced employability
  • % of clients employed

Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Quarterly reports as part of the EAP
  • Quarterly financial and activity reports in accordance with the Contribution Agreements

Program Activity: Skills and Employment
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Total grants - - - -
Total contributions 21.3 45.1 - -
Total other types of transfer payments - - - -
Total Transfer payments 21.3 45.1 - -

Summary of the 3 Year Plan:
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

4. 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 (voted)

Start date: April 1, 2003

End date: Ongoing

Description:

Through the Youth Employment Strategy, the Government of Canada is working to provide young Canadians with both valuable work experience and earnings to help support their further education. Transfer payments made under the Youth Employment Strategy (YES) 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.

Canada's Economic Action Plan increased funding by $10 million in 2009 and is again providing an additional $10 million in 2010 for Canada Summer Jobs. This is part of the overall Government of Canada strategy to create the best educated, most skilled and most flexible workforce in the world.

Expected results:

Programs respond to the needs of young workers, employers and other stakeholders.

The common key results commitments for all initiatives receiving funding under the Youth Employment Strategy are:

  • Enhanced youth employability skills gained from work experience 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
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Total grants 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total contributions 236.7 249.6 239.6 239.6
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 236.8 249.6 239.6 239.6

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

5. 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 (voted)

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.

Canada's Economic Action Plan enhanced the existing Initiative by increasing funding by $60 million over 3 years and by expanding the program's reach to more communities (now over 250). As a result of this extra funding, more older workers, in more communities, will be able to benefit.

Expected results:

Programs respond to the needs of older workers, employers and other stakeholders.

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
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Total grants        
Total contributions 33.3 71.7 48.8 0.0
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 33.3 71.7 48.8 0.0

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

6. 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;
  • Economic and human resources planning, implementing community development plans, research;
  • Creating, implementing and consolidating collaborative projects to enhance the vitality and economic growth of Official Language Minority Communities;
  • Mobilizing community stakeholders; and
  • Strengthening local and national structures to improve their capabilities to manage and implement community projects.

*Program was renewed through the Roadmap for Canada's Linguistic Duality in 2008 and by Treasury Board in 2009. Final approval of Terms and Conditions is pending.

Expected results:

Programs respond to the needs of Official Language Minority Community workers, employers and other stakeholders

  • 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
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
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

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

7. 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:


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.

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.

Provinces are not required to report outcomes or results to HRSDC; rather, agreement holders use public reporting.


Program Activity: Skills and Employment
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Total grants        
Total contributions        
Total other types of transfer payments 217.1 222.0 222.0 222.0
Total Transfer payments 217.1 222.0 222.0 222.0

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

8. 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 municipal governments.

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 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 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
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Total grants        
Total contributions 26.7 26.8 26.8 26.8
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 26.7 26.8 26.8 26.8

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

9. 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. Through these agreements, the Government of Canada provides funds for provincial and territorial skills and employment programming and training to non-EI eligible unemployed Canadians and to workers with low skills.

The Labour Market Agreements are intended to increase labour force participation of under-represented groups," providing Canadians with the skills to succeed in the labour market " , and encourage employers to provide more training to their workers.

Labour Market Agreements have been signed with all 10 Provinces and 3 Territories.

Expected results:

Labour Market Agreements were designed to allow P/Ts to develop and deliver labour market programming based on their specific priorities and objectives. Nevertheless, LMAs have broad objectives:

  • Quantity - To increase the participation of Canadians and immigrants in the workforce to meet current and future labour requirements;
  • Quality - To enhance the quality of skills development and training; and
  • Efficiency - To facilitate workforce mobility and provide the information necessary to make informed labour market choices.

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 the 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;
  • 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
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Total grants        
Total contributions        
Total other types of transfer payments 504.3 520.5 508.2 502.1
Total Transfer payments 504.3 520.5 508.2 502.1

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

10. 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:

The Sector Council Program supports a network of industry-based, national groups that operate in key sectors to address priority human resources and skills challenges. This program enables demand-driven partnerships that address critical skills and human resources challenges from a sectoral perspective. 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, training and learning issues.

The 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:

The capacity exists for employers to deliver employment, training and assessment services to Canadians.

In the short-term, the Sector Council Program and Sector Councils will continue to work in partnership with labour market stakeholders in order to arrive at:

  • New and innovative solutions to human resources and skills issues that: account for current labour market trends and conditions; promote cross-sectoral and industry-led initiatives; and that align with provincial/territorial investments in economic growth and recovery.
  • Sectoral-based solutions to address current and emerging skills and HR issues that: increase sectoral capacity through the sharing of best practices and ideas across industries and sectors; enhance opportunities for labour market transition (entry, across sectors, and vertically within sectors); and encourage learning systems to be more responsive to the needs of the labour market through demand-driven curricula.

In addition to a short-term emphasis on the objectives outlined above, the Sector Council Program will maintain its focus on activities that result in:

  • The increased availability and use of products and services to help industry address their HR issues;
  • The promotion of the workplace as a learning place - by encouraging employers to increase investments in workplace learning for their employees; and
  • Increased industry investments in skills development that promote a quality workforce.

Program Activity: Skills and Employment
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Total grants        
Total contributions 27.0 28.7 27.4 26.5
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 27.0 28.7 27.4 26.5

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

11. 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 designated Red Seal trades during the first two years of their apprenticeship program, up to a maximum of $2,000. 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 apprenticeship programs and receive journeyperson certification. 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 Completion Grant, 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 standards, the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant also supports 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
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Total grants 62.4 113.0 113.0 113.0
Total contributions        
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 62.4 113.0 113.0 113.0

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

12. 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: Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program

Start date: April 1, 2006

End date: March 31, 2011

Description:

The Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) works to improve the literacy and essential skills of adult Canadians. The OLES 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 OLES 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.

The Office of Literacy and Essential Skills' goal is to become an acknowledged centre of expertise on "what works" in increasing the literacy and essential skills of adult Canadians. Using this expertise, OLES will play an indirect role by influencing the policies and activities of others and leveraging funding to improve opportunities for adults to increase their literacy and essential skills (LES).

More specifically, OLES builds knowledge and expertise about what works in upgrading adults' literacy and essential skills, supports the development, testing and dissemination of literacy and essential skills tools and supports and works to develop and maintain effective partnerships and networks. OLES' mandate complements provincial and territorial responsibilities for education and delivery of training and the work of service providers of this training.

Expected results:

Through Literacy and Essential Skills programming, the capacity exists to deliver employment, training and assessment services to Canadians.

The expected ultimate outcomes of the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills are that adult Canadians have the literacy and essential skills they need to :

  • get a job;
  • adapt and succeed in the labour market;
  • 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 benefits of literacy and essential skills upgrading are understood;
  • Information is available on what works in the field of LES;
  • 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
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Total grants 20.7 21.8 18.3 18.3
Total contributions 5.6 3.2 3.2 3.2
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 26.3 25.0 21.5 21.5

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

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 objective of the Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Program is to ensure that the qualification assessment and recognition processes available to skilled immigrants and other internationally trained workers in Canada are fair, transparent, consistent, and timely. Through the FCRP, the government works with its partners and key stakeholders to break down the barriers to the recognition of foreign qualifications and enhance labour market outcomes of internationally-trained workers.

The Foreign Credential Recognition Program provides strategic financial support to provincial and territorial partners and stakeholders, including Sector Councils, regulatory bodies, immigrant serving organizations and post-secondary educational institutions, to develop systems and process for assessing and recognizing foreign qualifications in targeted occupations and sectors.

The Foreign Credential Recognition Program supports the research and project-based activities of partners and stakeholders to develop structural changes in the tools and processes institutions and/or organizations use to evaluate and recognize foreign qualifications. The Program's work to date forms the cornerstone of the federal government's contribution towards the First Ministers'2008 commitment to develop a Pan-Canadian Framework for timely assessment and recognition of foreign qualifications recognition across Canada.

Internationally-trained workers and Canadians face obstacles to working in various provinces because of differing provincial policies respecting licensure. Reducing internal barriers to labour mobility continues to be seen as a key to addressing FCR issues. The Government of Canada supports an array of measures aimed at facilitating freer movement of skilled individuals within Canada. Under the newly ratified amendments to Chapter 7 of the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT), all governments committed to ensuring that workers in regulated occupations can apply to be certified in another province or territory without having to undergo significant additional training, examination or assessment. By strengthening institutional capacity, applying tools and processes, the FCRP helps facilitate immigrants' entry into, and mobility within, the Canadian labour market.

" Canada's Economic Action Plan invested $50 million over two years to work with partners to develop a common approach to foreign qualification recognition, with the ultimate objective of improving the process of assessing and recognizing foreign qualifications. Federal, provincial and territorial governments have agreed to the new Pan-Canadian Framework for the Assessment and Recognition of Foreign Qualifications that was announced last November. The Framework will enhance foreign qualification recognition to help immigrants put their training and knowledge to work sooner. "

The FCR Program contributes to the competitiveness of Canada's economy by improving immigrants' labour market integration.

Expected results:

Through the Foreign Credential Recognition Program, the Government of Canada responds to the needs of internationally-trained workers, provincial-territorial partners, employers, and other key stakeholders.

The Foreign Credential Recognition program supports the development of consistent, transparent, fair and timely foreign qualification assessment and recognition processes to enhance labour market outcomes of internationally-trained workers 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 qualification recognition;
  • increase knowledge sharing and transfer of best practices in developing Pan-Canadian foreign qualification recognition processes; and
  • commitment to national coordination among provinces/territories and other stakeholders foreign qualification recognition.

In the medium and long-term, the program will work in partnership to

  • increase the standardization of Pan-Canadian Foreign qualification recognition processes and tools in targeted occupations and sectors;
  • contribute to the availability of specialized data and information to strengthen pan-Canadian capacity on foreign qualification recognition;
  • increase the availability of tools and processes to assess and recognize foreign qualifications among organizations;
  • increase the use of tools and processes by organizations to assess and recognize internationally trained workers; and
  • reduce the barriers to entry into the labour market by internationally trained workers 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 internationally trained workers in targeted occupations and sectors.


Program Activity: Skills and Employment
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Total grants        
Total contributions 21.1 30.3 25.9 25.9
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 21.1 30.3 25.9 25.9

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

14. 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 Workplace Skills Initiative will fund projects that test and evaluate promising, partnership-based, outcomes-focused approaches to skills development and improved 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 Workplace Skills Initiative is expected to contribute towards:

  • Increased awareness among workplace partners across Canada of the 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
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Total grants        
Total contributions 12.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 12.6 0.0 0.0 0.0

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

15. Apprenticeship Completion 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 Completion Grant

Start date: February 7, 2009
(retroactive to January 1, 2009)

End date: December 31, 2012

Description:

Introduced as part of Canada's Economic Action Plan,the Apprenticeship Completion Grant provides a taxable grant of $2,000 to those registered apprentices who successfully complete their apprenticeship program and obtain journeyperson certification in one of the designated Red Seal trades on or after January 1, 2009. The ACG builds on, and enhances the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) by providing additional incentive for Canadians to finish their apprenticeship training and launch rewarding careers in the skilled trades.

Expected results:

The Apprenticeship Completion Grant is intended to increase the number of apprentices completing an apprenticeship program and obtaining journeyperson certification in a designated Red Seal trade. It is expected that approximately 20,000 individuals will benefit from the ACG each year.


Program Activity: Skills and Employment
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Total grants 38.3 39.3 39.5 39.5
Total contributions        
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 38.3 39.3 39.5 39.5

Summary of the 3 Year Plan:
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

16. Strategic Training and Transition Fund (STTF)

Strategic Outcome: A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market

Program Activity: Skills and Employment

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Strategic Training and Transition Fund

Start date: 2009-10 (varies by P/T)

End date: March 31, 2011

Description:

The Strategic Training and Transition Fund provides time-limited incremental funding for provinces and territories that signed a Labour Market Agreement, to support the needs of workers affected by the economic downturn, whether or not they qualify for Employment Insurance.

The Fund supports provincial and territorial initiatives that help meet the training needs of workers in affected communities and sectors so that they can stay in their jobs or move to new jobs, while offering provinces and territories the flexibility to design programming that best meets their needs. The Fund ensures that these Canadians, whether or not they qualify for Employment Insurance benefits, are eligible to participate in the training or other employment initiatives that they need during difficult times.

Included as part of Canada's Economic Action Plan the Strategic Training and Transition Fund will provide $500M over two years (beginning in 2009-10).

Expected results:

Performance will be measured using the same indicators as Labour Market Agreements. Following the conclusion of the initiative in 2011, it is projected that approximately 50,000 Canadians will have benefited from the Strategic Training and Transition Fund initiative.


Program Activity: Skills and Employment
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Total grants        
Total contributions - - - -
Total other types of transfer payments 250.0 250.0 - -
Total Transfer payments 250.0 250.0 - -

Summary of the 3 Year Plan:
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

17. YMCA and YWCA Grant(s) for Youth Internships

Strategic Outcome: A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market

Program Activity: Skills and Employment

Name of Transfer Payment Program: YMCA and YWCA Grant(s) for Youth Internships

Start date: April 1, 2009

End date: March 31, 2010

Description:

As part of Canada's Economic Action Plan, the Government of Canada introduced the YMCA and YWCA Grant(s) for Youth Internships, a one-time grant of $15 million to place unemployed youth (aged 15 to 30 years) in internships with not-for-profit and community services organizations with a focus on environmental projects. These internships will help young Canadians develop their skills and gain the work experience needed to open the door to future employment.

While the funding period is until March 31, 2010, activities will proceed until March 31, 2011.

Expected results:

The YMCA and YWCA Grant(s) for Youth Internships will help young Canadians develop their skills and gain the work experience needed to secure future employment.

As a result of this program, approximately 1,000 internships are expected over the duration of the initiative.


Program Activity: Skills and Employment
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Total grants 15.0 - - -
Total contributions        
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 15.0 - - -

Summary of the 3 Year Plan:
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

18. 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
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Total grants        
Total contributions 6.0 4.2 3.1 2.4
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 6.0 4.2 3.1 2.4

Summary of the 3 Year Plan:
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

19. 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
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Total grants        
Total contributions 20.8 15.5 10.4 7.3
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 20.8 15.5 10.4 7.3

Summary of the 3 Year Plan:
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

20. 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 repayment assistance benefits to borrowers, and the value of loans forgiven according to prescribed criteria.

Beginning August 1st, 2009, individual debt measures including interest relief and debt reduction in repayment have been replaced by the Repayment Assistance Program. The Repayment Assistance Plan is an optional program for students facing difficulty in meeting their student loan payments.

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.

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
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Total grants        
Total contributions 229.0 355.2 371.9 385.1
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 229.0 355.2 371.9 385.1

Summary of the 3 Year Plan:
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

21. 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:

Beginning in August 1, 2009 Canada Study Grants and Canada Access Grants have been replaced by the new consolidated Canada Student Grant Program (CSGP). The new Canada Student Grant Program provides up-front grants to students from low and middle income families. The new Canada Student Grant Program is simple, transparent, predictable and broad-based, providing certainty and predictability for Canadian families.

The new Canada Student Grant Program provides students from low and middle-income families with a grant equal to $250 and $100 per month, respectively. Students with permanent disabilities are eligible for a grant of $2,000 per year and up to $8,000 per year for those with exceptional education-related costs associated with their disability. Full-time students from low income families with children are eligible for a grant of $200 per month for each child under the age of 12. Students receiving the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation general bursaries in 2008-2009 will receive transitional grants until they complete or withdraw from their current program of study. Current Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation general bursary recipients who are eligible for the new low and middle-income grants will have the difference between the amount of the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation general bursary and the amount of the new grant made up with a transition grant.

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
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Total grants 512.4 557.2 557.2 567.3
Total contributions        
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 512.4 557.2 557.2 567.3

Summary of the 3 Year Plan:
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

22. Canada Education Savings Program

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

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 79 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 savings with the Registered Education Savings Plan.

Performance Indicators:

  1. Percentage of children under 18 years in the current calendar year who have ever received a Canada Education Savings Grant.
  2. Percentage of eligible children who have ever received a Canada Learning Bond.

Expected Result 2:

Canadians are able to finance their post-secondary education using their savings from the Registered Education Savings Plan

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
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Total grants 640.0 651.0 670.0 683.0
Total contributions 3.1 3.9 2.4 2.4
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 643.1 654.9 672.4 685.4

Planned evaluation:
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

23. Wage Earner Protection Program (WEPP)

Strategic Outcome: Safe, fair, and productive workplaces and cooperative workplace relations

Program Activity: Labour

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Wage Earner Protection Program (WEPP)

Start date: July, 2008

End date: Ongoing

Description:

The Wage Earner Protection Program Act was 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 and received Royal Assent on December 13, 2007. The Act and its Regulations came into force on July 7, 2008. Recent amendments to the Program to include coverage for termination and severance pay were 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.

The Wage Earner Protection Program (WEPP) is a targeted federal Program providing financial support to workers who lose their job and are owed money when their employer goes bankrupt or becomes subject to receivership under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. Specifically, the Program reimburses eligible workers for unpaid wages, vacation, severance, and termination pay up to a current maximum of $3,253 (the equivalent of four weeks' maximum insurable earnings under the Employment Insurance Act). The Wage Earner Protection Program is administered by the Labour Program and is delivered by Service Canada.

Expected results:

The expected result for this Program is a reduction in economic insecurity of Canadian workers with unpaid wages in insolvent workplaces.


Program Activity: Labour
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Total grants 56.2* 56.2* 56.2* 56.2*
Total contributions        
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 56.2* 56.2* 56.2* 56.2*
* The $56.2 million amount includes $28.7 million for the core WEPP, $25 million for the Economic Action Plan expanded Program, and $2.5 million for trustee/receiver payments.

Planned Evaluations:
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

24. 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 Pension

Start date: 1952

End date: Ongoing

Description:

The Old Age Security (OAS) pension is a monthly benefit available to all persons 65 years of age or over who meet the residence requirements.

Expected results:

Eligible seniors receive a basic pension to which they are entitled


Program Activity: Income Security
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Total grants 26,741.0 28,048.0 29,671.0 31,216.0
Total contributions        
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 26,741.0 28,048.0 29,671.0 31,216.0

Planned evaluation:
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

25. 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 (GIS) is a monthly income-tested benefit paid to residents of Canada who receive a full or partial Old Age Security (OAS) pension and who have little or no other income.

Expected results:

Canada's low-income seniors have a minimum guaranteed income and receive the benefits to which they are entitled


Program Activity: Income Security
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Total grants 7,863.0 8,257.0 8,735.0 9,311.0
Total contributions        
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 7,863.0 8,257.0 8,735.0 9,311.0

Planned evaluation:
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

26. Allowances

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 (statutory payments)

Start date: 1975 - Allowance
1985 - Allowance for the Survivor

End date: Ongoing

Description:

The Allowance is paid to low-income individuals aged 60 to 64 who are the spouse or common-law partner of a Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) recipient. The Allowance for the Survivor is paid to low-income widows/widowers, aged 60 to 64.

Expected results:

Low-income Canadians aged 60 to 64, who are the spouses/common-law partners of GIS recipients or survivors, have a minimum guaranteed income and receive the benefits to which they are entitled.


Program Activity: Income Security
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Total grants 550.0 560.0 568.0 562.0
Total contributions        
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 550.0 560.0 568.0 562.0

Planned evaluation:
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

 

27. 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 Plans, the Canada Disability Saving Grant and the Canada Disability Saving Bond. 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:

People with severe and prolonged disabilities have a measure of long-term financial security

Eligible beneficiaries receive Canada Disability Savings Bonds

Eligible beneficiaries receive Canada Disability Savings Grants


Program Activity: Income Security
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Total grants 5.2 15.9 26.5 26.5
Total contributions        
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 5.2 15.9 26.5 26.5

Planned evaluation:
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

28. 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:

Homelessness is prevented and reduced

A comprehensive continuum of supports to help homeless people and those at risk of homelessness move towards self-sufficiency.

Longer-term housing solutions for homeless people and those at risk of homelessness through HPS investments.

Strategic engagement and investments of partners and coordination and delivery of services.

Knowledge to support informed policies, investment decision making and provision of services.


Program Activity: Social Development
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Total grants 0.9 2.5 0.0 0.0
Total contributions 117.6 124.1 0.0 0.0
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 118.5 126.6 0.0 0.0

Planned evaluation:
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

29. 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 (SDPP) is a broad-based umbrella Grants and Contributions program. The SDPP makes investments in non-profit organizations to help improve life outcomes of children, families, people with disabilities, and other vulnerable or excluded populations. By providing funding to not-for-profit organizations, SDPP invests in organizations that support the well-being of Canadians - from developing a better understanding of the issues Canadians face, to providing greater access to information, programs and services.

Expected results:

Not-for-profit sector and partners have capacity to respond to existing and emerging social issues for target populations


Program Activity: Social Development
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Total grants 14.3 14.3 14.3 14.3
Total contributions 6.8 6.3 6.1 6.1
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 21.1 20.6 20.4 20.4

Planned evaluation:
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

30. 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 New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) 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 NHSP 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 and experience with others and helping to reduce isolation.
  2. Capital Assistance component, which provides grant funding for the upgrading of community facilities and replacement of equipment/furniture 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 Canadians

Expected results:

  • Seniors' experience and skills are utilized to benefit their community.
  • Not-for-profit organizations are able to maintain infrastructure to provide existing programs / activities for seniors.
  • Knowledge and awareness of elder abuse in Canadian society

Program Activity: Social Development
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Total grants 24.4 26.3 26.3 26.3
Total contributions 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 26.2 28.1 28.1 28.1

Planned evaluation:
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

31. 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. 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
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Total grants 2,558.0 2,594.0 2,633.0 2,670.0
Total contributions        
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 2,558.0 2,594.0 2,633.0 2,670.0

Planned evaluation:
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

32. 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: December 6, 2007

End date: March 31, 2013

Description:

The Enabling Accessibility Fund contributes 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.

The Enabling Accessibility Fund was extended to March 2013 to support the completion of the Major Projects.

The Enabling Accessibility Fund call for proposals is now closed and no future calls are anticipated.

Expected results:

Removing barriers to help people with varying abilities have access to opportunities to participate in their communities


Program Activity: Social Development
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-2010
Planned Spending
2010-2011
Planned Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Total grants 7.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total contributions 12.9 15.0 0.0 0.0
Total other types of transfer payments        
Total Transfer payments 19.9 15.0 0.0 0.0

Planned evaluation:
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/dpr/rpp/detailed_information/2009_2010/typtpp_table.shtml

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Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)

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: The efforts related to this program activity assist in achieving social and economic vibrancy in First Nation and Inuit communities. It supports individual community and aggregate based governments and governance systems by assisting them establishing effective governance and associated capacities, processes and mechanisms (such as by-law making authority, election processes). Particularly, support is provided 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.

Expected results:

  • Governance Capacity in First Nations communities and institutions.
  • Stable First Nation governments.
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants 319.7 407.5 437.2 438.7
Total contributions 319.1 239.1 236.0 236.0
Total Transfer payments 638.8 646.7 673.1 674.7

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: INAC's Departmental Plan for Transfer Payment Programs


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: This program activity addresses constitutional and historic obligations, reduce conflict through negotiation and enable all parties to work together toward reconciliation. Co-operative 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. Co-operative Relationships are the basis for mutually reached resolution of claims and other rights issues. Through Co-operative 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.

Expected results:

  • Relationships between parties based on trust, respect, understanding, shared responsibilities, accountability, rights and dialogue.
  • Strengthened regional partnerships and improved information base.
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants
Total contributions 95.2 83.0  82.8 81.7
Total Transfer payments 95.2 83.0  82.8 81.7

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: INAC's Departmental Plan for Transfer Payment Programs


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: This program activity consists in providing approved payments to First Nations for the settlement of special, specific and comprehensive claims which were successfully concluded through a negotiation process.

Expected results:

  • Canada honours its negotiated obligations.
Program Activity:
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants 640.4 464.1 471.1 448.3
Total contributions 12.6
Total Transfer payments 653.0 464.1 471.1 448.3

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: INAC's Departmental Plan for Transfer Payment Programs


Strategic Outcome: The People

Program Activity: Education

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer payments for Education

Start date: N/A

End date: ongoing

Description: This program activity provides First Nations and Inuit communities with tools to achieve educational outcomes comparable to those of other Canadians. INAC has primary responsibility under the Indian Act for the elementary and secondary education of status-Indians living on reserve. As a matter of social policy, INAC also supports on-reserve status-Indians and Inuit students in the pursuit of post-secondary education. Support provided through the Education programs includes provisions for instructional services, special education services as well as targeted initiatives which aim to enhance First Nation education management, improve teacher recruitment and retention, and encourage parental and community engagement. New targeted funds have been recently included to improve the provision of elementary and secondary education services through both a partnership and a student success program.

Expected results:

  • First Nation students achieve comparable educational outcomes to those achieved by students in the provincial system where the reserve is located.
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants 36.8 39.5   41.3 42.9
Total contributions 1,712.4 1,699.3   1,739.9 1,777.9
Total Transfer payments 1,749.2 1,738.8   1,781.1 1,820.7

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: INAC's Departmental Plan for Transfer Payment Programs


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 self-reliant, sustainable, healthy and stable First Nation communities.  

Expected results:

  • Reduced dependence on Income Assistance.
  • First Nation families and children have a safe environment.
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants 4.7 10.0 10.0 10.0
Total contributions 1,582.4 1,475.2 1,505.9 1,538.4
Total Transfer payments 1,587.1 1,485.2 1,515.9 1,548.4

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: INAC's Departmental Plan for Transfer Payment Programs


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: The Managing Individual Affairs Program Activity ensures responsible Federal stewardship of the provisions of the Indian Act that pertain to Estates, Band moneys, registration and Band membership through direct client-services as well as partnerships with First Nations to deliver select services including the administration of Estates and the Indian Registration Program.  The Program Activity is also responsible for administering the portions of the First Nations Oil and Gas and Moneys Management Act (FNOGMMA) that pertain to Indian Moneys as well as the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, implemented on September 19, 2007, which oversees the federal obligations outlined within the Agreement and other federal initiatives related to the impact of Residential schools on Aboriginal people in Canada.

Expected results:

  • Well managed affairs for First Nation individuals and efficient delivery of Settlement Agreement payments to former students of residential schools.
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4
Total contributions 10.5 18.3 17.6 13.0
Total Transfer payments 11.9 19.7 19.0 14.4

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: INAC's Departmental Plan for Transfer Payment Programs


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 contributes to the objective established by the Priorities and Planning Committee of Cabinet in September 2007 to promote economic development and good governance on reserve. It establishes the conditions for First Nations under the Indian Act to accelerate the pace at which they are able to exercise greater control over the management of their reserve land, resources and environment and effectively implementing and expanding the First Nations Land Management (FNLM) regime to facilitate the movement of more First Nations beyond the Indian Act. It involves a close collaboration with First Nations, Aboriginal associations and organizations, other government departments and private stakeholders such as oil and gas companies.  

Expected results:

  • Responsible federal stewardship of reserve lands, resources and environment.
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants
Total contributions 104.4 81.1 32.4 32.4
Total Transfer payments 104.4 81.1 32.4 32.4

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: INAC's Departmental Plan for Transfer Payment Programs


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: The overall program framework for the assumption of governance responsibility of First Nations is composed of several programs which may act either as an incremental process toward Self government or as individual, discrete, optional programs which First Nations may select and opt into. The Reserve Land and Environmental Management Program (RLEMP) program builds First Nations Capacity through training and participation in land management in conjunction with INAC officers. The Regional Land Administration Programs (RLAPs) involve delegation of some Ministerial authorities that allow First Nations to act on their own behalf. First Nation Land Management (FNLM) offers First Nations the opportunity to assume full control over their land, transferring from the Indian Act to an individual land code.

Expected results:

  • First Nations assume full control over reserve land, resource and environmental management under the FNLM regime, or oil and gas and moneys management under FNOGMMA.
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants
Total contributions 14.4 12.3 12.3 12.3
Total Transfer payments 14.4 12.3 12.3 12.3

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: INAC's Departmental Plan for Transfer Payment Programs


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 aims to provide legal certainty on ownership over on-reserve land and resources. It enables financial institutions and other investors to partner with First Nations in economic development opportunities on reserve. This includes adding land to reserve, providing clarity of title to reserve lands and resources through surveys, ensuring that the government's fiduciary obligations are met, implementing land transfers under specific and comprehensive claims, and negotiating restoration of mineral title to INAC for the benefit of First Nation communities.  

Expected results:

  • Land added to reserve to fulfill legal obligations.
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants 1.2 5.8 2.0 2.0
Total contributions 0.8
Total Transfer payments 2.0 5.8 2.0 2.0

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: INAC's Departmental Plan for Transfer Payment Programs


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: Activities under the Aboriginal Business Development Program aim to create a modern business climate for Aboriginal individuals and communities to participate in Canada's economy and further share in its economic prosperity by addressing the limited range of financing provided by commercial lenders. To support sustainable business development, the program enables access to private sector business financing at competitive rates, as well as essential business information/advice. It also facilitates private sector partnerships in major resource and energy business projects and strengthens Aboriginal-owned or controlled financing institutions to provide developmental lending and advisory services to Aboriginal businesses.

Expected results:

  • Increased business ownership by First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals and communities.
  • Viable businesses.
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants
Total contributions 48.8 45.7 45.0 44.8
Total Transfer payments 48.8 45.7 45.0 44.8

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: INAC's Departmental Plan for Transfer Payment Programs


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.   The Community Investment program activity provides project-based and core funding to support communities and individuals in their efforts to effectively identify, assess, organize and plan economic development pursuits.  This program activity is intended to enhance the ability of communities and individuals to participate in the economy and benefit from economic development opportunities.  The activity is expected to yield increased employment and income levels, leading to improvements in the overall economic well-being and prosperity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people.  

Expected results:

  • Increased FNs, Inuit and Métis participation within the federal Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business.
  • Enhanced capacity of FN and Inuit communities to identify and assess community economic development opportunities.
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants
Total contributions 88.1 114.5 115.3 115.3
Total Transfer payments 88.1 114.5 115.3 115.3

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: INAC's Departmental Plan for Transfer Payment Programs


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: This program activity 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 and on-reserve housing.  

Expected results:

  • Decrease in number of high risk water systems.
  • Education facilities are in good condition and meet health and safety standards.
  • Housing infrastructure is in good condition.
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Total contributions 1,164.5 1,268.0 1,022.9 998.6
Total Transfer payments 1,164.6 1,268.1 1,023.0 998.7

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: INAC's Departmental Plan for Transfer Payment Programs


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 strengthens northern governments by devolving province-like responsibilities for the land and natural resources, adopting effective intergovernmental mechanisms, managing strategic issues, and strengthening domestic and international inter-governmental co-operation on circumpolar issues.  

Expected results:

  • Devolution of land and resource management to the governments of the NWT and Nunavut.
  • Devolution of land and resource management to the Government of Nunavut.
  • Canadian interests are reflected in national and international Circumpolar cooperation activities.
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants
Total contributions 12.6 7.4 4.4 2.7
Total Transfer payments 12.6 7.4 4.4 2.7

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: INAC's Departmental Plan for Transfer Payment Programs


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 benefits all Northerners by reducing the costs of transporting nutritious, perishable foods and other essential items to isolated northern communities and by researching the sources and effects of contaminants on the Arctic food chain. Through grants for hospital and physician services, the program activity also supports improvements to the health and well-being of members of First Nations communities and Inuit who live in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.  

Expected results:

  • Perishable and other nutritious foods and other essential items are available in isolated Northern communities at more affordable prices.
  • Reduced contaminant related risk to ecosystem and human health.
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants 47.3 48.3 49.2 50.2
Total contributions 12.1 4.8 4.8 4.8
Total Transfer payments 59.4 53.1 54.0 55.0

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: INAC's Departmental Plan for Transfer Payment Programs


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 and regulatory oversight of the land and natural resources of the North. Oil and gas development, including offshore projects, as well as the management of mines and mineral activity are facilitated. Improved environmental management and stewardship is promoted through the continued development of the northern regulatory regime. The identification and clean-up of contaminated sites improves environmental conditions, while the development of arctic science and the increase to the knowledge base through, among others, the activities of the International Polar Year, helps in the development of strategies in response to the challenges of climate change and adaptation. The concerns and issues of climate change are addressed in the interests of maintaining sustainable Aboriginal and northern communities.  

Expected results:

  • An operating environment that supports mineral development and mining.
  • Contaminated sites are managed to ensure the protection of human health and the safety of the environment while bringing economic benefit to the North.
  • Increased capacity of Aboriginal people and Northerners to adapt to climage change impacts.
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1
Total contributions 71.2 78.5 15.9 14.5
Total Transfer payments 72.4 79.6 16.9 15.6

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: INAC's Departmental Plan for Transfer Payment Programs


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: This program activity helps respond to the needs of Aboriginal people living in urban centres. It promotes the self-reliance and economic participation of urban Aboriginal people and expands their life choices. Through the Urban Aboriginal Strategy (UAS), the federal government partners with other governments, community organizations and Aboriginal people to support (financially and through other means) projects that respond to local priorities. The Strategy enhances the federal government's ability to align expenditures directed toward urban Aboriginal people in key centres with provincial and municipal programming in a way that both advances federal objectives and responds effectively to local challenges and opportunities.

Expected results:

  • Self-reliant urban Aboriginal people who participate in the economy.
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants
Total contributions 12.1 9.9 9.9
Total Transfer payments 12.1 9.9 9.9

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: INAC's Departmental Plan for Transfer Payment Programs


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: This program activity is carried out by the Office of the Federal Interlocutor, the Government of Canada's principal point of contact for Métis and Non-Status Indian organizations, and an advocate within government on their key issues. The main mandate of the Office is to support (financially and through other means) the work of these organizations, and help find practical ways to reduce dependency and improve the self-reliance, and social and economic conditions of Métis, Non-Status Indians (MNSI) and off-reserve Aboriginal people. The Office fulfills this mandate by helping Métis and Non-Status Indian organizations develop their organizational and professional capacity, so that they can build effective partnerships with federal and provincial governments, and the private sector.  

Expected results:

  • MNSI organizations have the capacity to participate, and represent their members, in federal policies and programs.
  • MNSI organizations have the financial capacity to be accountable for public funds as well as engage with the private sector.
  • Stable and democratically accountable MNSI organizations that represent their members' interests.
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants
Total contributions 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.1
Total Transfer payments 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.1

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: INAC's Departmental Plan for Transfer Payment Programs


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's Powley decision, which affirmed that Métis hold section 35 Aboriginal rights under the Canadian Constitution. The program works with (through financial support and other means) nonprofit, representative Aboriginal organizations that have substantial Métis memberships to develop objectively verifiable membership systems for Métis members and harvesters in accordance with the Supreme Court's direction.  

Expected results:

  • Reconciliation of section 35 Métis Aboriginal rights with the sovereignty of the Crown.
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2009-10
Planned Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Total grants
Total contributions 8.0
Total Transfer payments 8.0

Summary of the 3 Year Plan: INAC's Departmental Plan for Transfer Payment Programs


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Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)

3-Year Transfer Payment Program Plan

Strategic Outcome
The Canadian Marketplace is Efficient and Competitive


Program Activity: Marketplace Frameworks and Regulations for Spectrum, Telecommunications and the Online Economy

Name of Transfer Payment Program: International Telecommunication Union, Switzerland

Start Date: April 1, 2007 End Date: March 31, 2011
Description
Canada is signatory to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) treaty agreement, negotiated every 4 years at a plenipotentiary conference, in accordance with its treaty obligations under the ITU Constitution and Convention. Canada's membership, contribution and standing in the ITU, and its involvement in related events, allow it to achieve results internationally across a broad range of issues affecting radiocommunications, standardization and telecommunication development. Canada's contribution to the ITU is commensurate with its international standing and its commitment to the United Nations and its specialized agencies.
Expected Results
  • Secure Canada's interests in the international regulation of the radio frequency spectrum and in international telecommunication regulation to protect Canadian interests in the access to the spectrum and satellite orbit resource as a means of contributing to the facilitation of communications across Canada, monitoring and protecting Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic and other remote areas through modern digital technologies, and for scientific, environmental, weather-related, transportation, public safety national and defence matters
  • Provide leadership and focus in promoting the competitiveness of the Canadian telecommunication industry by working closely with Canadian stakeholders to obtain, inter alia, spectrum allocations at global ITU conferences, as well as to develop global standards which advance their product lines, technologies, services, and research and development (R&D) activities
  • Work with other countries to harmonize policy and regulatory frameworks, to promote the 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 
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2009–10 Planned Spending 2010–11 Planned Spending 2011–12 Planned Spending 2012–13
Total Grants 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.8
Total Transfer Payments 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.8

 

Strategic Outcome
Science and Technology, Knowledge, and Innovation are Effective Drivers of a Canadian Economy


Program Activity: Canada's Research and Innovation Capacity

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Institute for Quantum Computing

Start Date:   April 2, 2009 End Date: April 2014
Description
The Institute for Quantum Computing is a research institute based at the University of Waterloo campus in Waterloo, Ontario, with a mission to be the world leader in the development of quantum technologies. Its objective is to create an environment for physicists, mathematicians, engineers and computer scientists to advance the fields of quantum information and quantum computation.
Expected Results
  • Increase knowledge in quantum computing
  • Create new opportunities for students to learn and to apply new knowledge
  • Brand Canada as a place to conduct research in quantum technologies
  • Position Canada to take advantage of the economic and social benefits of research
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2009–10 Planned Spending 2010–11 Planned Spending 2011–12 Planned Spending 2012–13
Total Grants 16.5 17.0 5.0 5.5
Total Transfer Payments 16.5 17.0 5.0 5.5

 


Program Activity: Canada's Research and Innovation Capacity

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada Foundation for Innovation

Start Date: April 25, 1998 End Date: December 31, 2015
Description
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is an independent corporation created by the Government of Canada to fund research infrastructure. CFI's mandate is to strengthen the capacity of Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals and not-for-profit research institutions to carry out world-class research and technology development that benefit Canadians. The CFI's key objectives are to:
  • Promote world-class excellence
  • Focus on priorities
  • Foster partnerships
  • Enhance accountability
Expected Results
  • Increase Canada's ability to carry out world-class scientific research and technology development
  • Expand research and job opportunities for young Canadians
  • Promote productive networks and collaboration among Canadian post-secondary educational institutions, research hospitals and the private sector
  • Support economic growth and job creation, and benefit Canadians' health and environment through innovation
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2009–10 Planned Spending 2010–11 Planned Spending 2011–12 Planned Spending 2012–13
Total Grants 128.6 153.0 102.0 102.0
Total Contributions   50.0 75.0 25.0
Total Transfer Payments 128.6 203.0 177.0 127.0

 


Program Activity: Canada's Research and Innovation Capacity

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Knowledge Infrastructure Program

Start Date: February 24, 2009 End Date: March 31, 2011
Description
The Knowledge Infrastructure Program is a 2-year, $2-billion measure to support infrastructure enhancement at post-secondary institutions, including universities and community colleges, across Canada. The program will promote employment and provide economic stimulus, and generate the advanced technological infrastructure needed to keep Canada's research and educational facilities at the forefront of scientific advancement.
Expected Results
Provide economic stimulus in local economies across Canada through infrastructure investments at post-secondary institutions
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2009–10 Planned Spending 2010–11 Planned Spending 2011–12 Planned Spending 2012–13
Total Contributions 487.9 485.5 - -
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments (Statutory Payments) 500.0 500.0 - -
Total Transfer Payments 987.9 985.5 - -

 


Program Activity: Canada's Research and Innovation Capacity

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Start Date: April 1, 2002 End Date: March 31, 2012
Description
The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) is a not-for-profit corporation that supports networks of Canadian and international researchers who conduct long-term research on scientific, social and economic issues. Working in association with Canadian and international institutions, CIFAR provides opportunities for eminent scholars to add to the research base in Canada. CIFAR supports 12 research programs with 266 researchers in a range of areas that includes cosmology and gravity, experience-based brain and biological development, and nanoelectronics.
Expected Results
  • Strengthen the preparation, attraction and retention of highly qualified personnel in Canada
  • Encourage greater private sector and provincial government investment in basic research and development activities in Canada
  • Build interdisciplinary research strengths in areas of special importance to the long-term scientific, economic and social development of Canada
  • Encourage closer links between the research activities of Canadian researchers and international researchers
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2009–10 Planned Spending 2010–11 Planned Spending 2011–12 Planned Spending 2012–13
Total Grants 5.0 5.0 5.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 5.0 5.0 5.0 0.0

 


Program Activity: Commercialization and Research and Development Capacity in Targeted Canadian Industries

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canadian Network for the Advancement of Research, Industry and Education Inc.

Start Date: April 1, 2007 End Date: March 31, 2012
Description
The Canadian Network for the Advancement of Research, Industry and Education Inc. (CANARIE) operates and develops Canada's advanced, high-speed backbone network that facilitates the development and use of next-generation technologies. In partnership with advanced research networks in every province, the CANARIE network connects research facilities, educational institutions, hospitals and other science facilities to each other and to their international peers. It is an essential tool for researchers and educators engaged in collaborative work.
Expected Results
In its 4th year of the current 5-year mandate, CANARIE will focus even more on helping Canadian innovators develop the applications and platforms for a 21st-century cyber infrastructure — one that efficiently connects data, computers and people to support advanced internationally competitive and groundbreaking research. CANARIE will continue to operate, expand and upgrade the network, increase its use by real and virtual organizations, and enhance international networking and networking-focused collaborations. Through the Infrastructure Extensions Program and the Network-Enabled Platforms Program, CANARIE will continue to extend the network to more government departments, research laboratories, hospitals, schools and communities across Canada, creating middleware tools and related platform technologies that will allow virtual organizations and other research communities to benefit from these networks.

Results are reported back to Industry Canada on an annual basis.

($ millions) Forecast Spending 2009–10 Planned Spending 2010–11 Planned Spending 2011–12 Planned Spending 2012–13
Total Grants 29.0 31.0 21.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 29.0 31.0 21.0 0.0

 


Program Activity: Canada's Research and Innovation Capacity

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Genome Canada

Start Date: March 2000 End Date: March 2013
Description
Genome Canada is an independent corporation that supports 6 regional genome centres across Canada. As the primary funding and information resource concerned with genomics and proteomics in Canada, Genome Canada has enabled Canada to undertake important research in key areas such as agriculture, the environment, fisheries, forestry, health and new technology development, as well as ethical, environmental, economic, legal and social issues related to genomics (GE3LS). Genome Canada's objectives are the:
  • Development and establishment of a coordinated strategy for genomics research to enable Canada to become a world leader in areas such as health, agriculture, the environment, forestry and fisheries
  • Provision of leading-edge technology to researchers in all genomics-related fields through regional Genome Centres across Canada
  • Support of large-scale projects of strategic importance to Canada by bringing together industry, government, universities, research hospitals and the public
  • Assumption of leadership in the area of ethical, environmental, economic, legal social and other issues related to genomics research (GE3LS), and the communication of the relative risks, rewards and success of genomics to the Canadian public
  • Encouragement of investment by others in the field of genomics research
Expected Results
  • Develop and establish a coordinated strategy for genomics research to enable Canada to become a world leader in areas such as health, agriculture, environment, forestry and fisheries
  • Provide leading-edge technology to researchers in all genomics-related fields through regional Genome Centres across Canada
  • Support large-scale projects of strategic importance to Canada by bringing together industry, government, universities, research hospitals and the public
  • Assume leadership in the area of ethical, environmental, economic, legal, social and other issues related to genomics research (GE3LS) and the communication of the relative risks, rewards and successes of genomics to the Canadian public
  • Encourage investment by others in the field of genomics research
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2009–10 Planned Spending 2010–11 Planned Spending 2011–12 Planned Spending 2012–13
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments (Statutory Payments) 88.8 43.0 36.0 36.0
Total Transfer Payments 88.8 43.0 36.0 36.0

 


Program Activity: Canada's Research and Innovation Capacity

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Start Date: 2007 End Date: 2012
Description
The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) is an independent, non-profit, resident-based research institute devoted to foundational issues in theoretical physics at levels of international excellence. PI pursues scientific research and educational outreach activities where international scientists cluster to push the limits of understanding of physical laws and develop new ideas about the very essence of space, time, matter and information. PI provides a multidisciplinary environment to foster research in areas of cosmology, particle physics, quantum foundations, quantum gravity, quantum information, superstring theory and related areas.
Expected Results
  • Broaden PI's research to combine insights from the full spectrum of physics
  • Become the research home of a critical mass of the world's leading theoretical physicists
  • Generate a through-flow of the most promising talent
  • Become the second “research home” for many of the world's outstanding theorists
  • Increase PI's role as Canada's focal point for foundational physics research
  • Host timely, focused conferences, workshops and seminars
  • Engage in high-impact outreach
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2009–10 Planned
Spending 2010–11
Planned
Spending 2011–12
Planned
Spending
2012–13
Total Other Types of
Transfer Payments (Statutory Payments)
10.0 10.0 6.0 -
Total Transfer Payments 10.0 10.0 6.0 -

 


Program Activity: Canada's Research and Innovation Capacity

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Ivey Centre for Health Innovation and Leadership

Start Date: October 7, 2009 End Date: March 31, 2014

Description
The Ivey Centre for Health Innovation and Leadership is a new initiative. Its objective is to become an internationally recognized centre dedicated to identifying, assessing and commercializing innovative technologies, systems and processes that will create real change for Canada's health care providers, patients and the health care system. It will use the federal funding to support the following costs: the Chair of Health Innovation, management and administration, demonstration projects undertaken by the centre over the next 5 years, and the annual Ivey Global Health Innovation Conference.

Expected Results
  • Increase knowledge in Canada in the innovation and commercialization of health care technologies and processes suited to Canada's health care system
  • Develop specialized talent with the requisite scientific and commercial knowledge needed to commercialize health care technologies, systems and processes
  • Create a commercial model focused on driving innovation and commercializing ideas to achieve a return on investment and ensure that the most promising ideas are pursued and brought to the health care system as quickly as possible, and that they lead to the development of businesses, product lines and jobs
  • Position Canada to take full and privileged advantage of the economic and social benefits of research in the field of health and related life sciences and technologies, including efficiency, cost savings and health care system improvements
($) millions Forecast Spending 2009–10 Planned
Spending 2010–11
Planned Spending  2011–12 Planned
Spending 2012–13
Total Contributions 0.5 1.0 1.1 1.2
Total Transfer Payments 0.5 1.0 1.1 1.2

 


Program Activity: Commercialization and Research and Development Capacity in Targeted Canadian Industries

Name of Transfer Payment Program: 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 among research institutes, universities, colleges and the private sector.
Expected Results
  • Increased investment in innovative and competitive aerospace, defence, space and security firms
  • Collaborative partnerships in R&D between aerospace, defence, space and security industries and research institutes, universities, colleges and non-profit organizations
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2009–10 Planned Spending 2010–11 Planned Spending 2011–12 Planned Spending 2012–13
Total Contributions 181.3 63.5 107.3 161.2
Total Transfer Payments 181.3 63.5 107.3 161.2

 


Program Activity: Commercialization and Research and Development Capacity in Targeted Canadian Industries

Name of Transfer Payment Program: 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 and improve sustainable industrial developments.
Expected Results
Increased private sector investment in R&D activities in the automotive industry
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2009–10 Planned Spending 2010–11 Planned Spending 2011–12 Planned Spending 2012–13
Total Contributions 9.8 - - -
Total Transfer Payments 9.8 - - -

 


Program Activity: Commercialization and Research and Development Capacity in Targeted Canadian Industries

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Industrial Technologies Office — Technology Partnerships Canada

Start Date: March 11, 1996 End Date: December 31, 2006
Description
This program provides funding to support strategic R&D and demonstration projects in the aerospace and defence, environmental 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 investment in R&D activities in the aerospace, defence, environmental and enabling technology industries
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2009–10 Planned Spending 2010–11 Planned Spending 2011–12 Planned
Spending
2012–13
Total Contributions 142.7 69.0 38.4 38.4
Total Transfer Payments 142.7 69.0 38.4 38.4

 


Program Activity: Commercialization and Research and Development Capacity in Targeted Canadian Industries

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Automotive Innovation Fund

Start Date: May 9, 2008 End Date: March 31, 2013
Description
The Automotive Innovation Fund supports strategic, large-scale research and development projects in developing innovative, greener and more fuel-efficient vehicles.
Expected Results
Enhanced capacity for automotive research and development in order to position Canada's automotive industry to meet the demands for cars of the future
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2009–10 Planned Spending 2010–11 Planned Spending 2011–12 Planned Spending 2012–13
Total Contributions 68.8 68.6 68.7 28.7
Total Transfer Payments 68.8 68.6 68.7 28.7

 


Program Activity: Commercialization and Research and Development Capacity in Targeted Canadian Industries

Name of Transfer Payment Program: CSeries Program

Start Date: September 2008 End Date: October 2015
Description
In July 2008, the government announced its intention to contribute $350 million to Bombardier Aerospace for R&D of aircraft technologies related to the CSeries, a new 110–130-seat family of commercial aircraft. The R&D projects will support the Canadian aerospace industry's goal of developing new technologies for the next generation of safer and more fuel-efficient commercial aircraft. The contribution is being provided by Industry Canada and is conditionally repayable.
Expected Results
Enhanced capacity for R&D and commercialization of new technologies in the Canadian aerospace industry
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2009–10 Planned Spending 2010–11 Planned Spending 2011–12 Planned Spending 2012–13
Total Contributions 59.4 66.9 70.4 66.6
Total Transfer Payments 59.4 66.9 70.4 66.6

Strategic Outcome
Competitive Businesses are Drivers of Sustainable Wealth Creation


Program Activity: Entrepreneurial Economy

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada Small Business Financing Program

Start Date: 1961 End Date: Ongoing
Description
The Canada Small Business Financing (CSBF) Program is designed to help Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) access financing that would not otherwise be available, or would only be available under less favourable terms. It is a loan loss-sharing program in partnership with financial institutions. Under the program, financial institutions can make term loans on real property, leasehold improvements and equipment. In the event a registered loan defaults, the government pays 85% of the eligible losses. The CSBF Program is a national program and operates in all provinces and territories. To be eligible for this program, SMEs must be for-profit businesses with revenues of less than $5 million per year. The CSBF Program includes the Small Business Loans Act (SBLA) and the Capital Leasing Pilot Project (CLPP).
Expected Results
  • Facilitate access to more than $1 billion in debt financing
  • Increase awareness of CSBF Program among lenders, SMEs and intermediaries
  • Continue communications with financial institutions to improve program delivery
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2009–10 Planned Spending 2010–11 Planned Spending 2011–12 Planned Spending 2012–13
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments (Statutory Payments) CSBFA 107.6 90.2 86.6 97.1
SBLA 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.0
Total Statutory Payments 108.1 90.3 86.7 97.1

 


Program Activity: Entrepreneurial Economy

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canadian Youth Business Foundation

Start Date: April 1, 2002 End Date: March 31, 2011
Description
To support and develop youth entrepreneurship. The youth business program provides loans, mentorship support and an interactive website to entrepreneurs between 18 and 34 years of age.
Expected Results
Increase in the number of young entrepreneurs assisted
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2009–10 Planned Spending 2010–11 Planned Spending 2011–12 Planned Spending 2012–13
Total Contributions 10.0 - - -
Total Transfer Payments 10.0 - - -

 


Program Activity: Global Reach and Agility in Targeted Canadian Industries

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Marquee Tourism Events Program

Start Date: April 1, 2009 End Date: March 31, 2011

Description
The Marquee Tourism Events Program (MTEP) is a 2-year Budget 2009 initiative that is intended to assist marquee tourism events to deliver world-class programs and experiences in support of tourism and the visitor economy. The MTEP makes non-repayable contributions in support of tourism events that take place in Canada.

Expected Results
The objective of the MTEP is to help existing marquee tourism events deliver world-class programs and experiences, thereby sustaining or increasing the number of tourists from within and outside Canada:

  • Sustained or increased number of out-of-country and out-of-province tourists
  • Sustained or increased tourism-related spending (e.g., spending on hotels and restaurants)
  • Sustained or increased revenues for funded tourism events
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2009–10 Planned
Spending 2010–11
Planned
Spending 2011–12
Planned
Spending 2012–13
Total Contributions 47.6 48.4 - -
Total Transfer Payments 47.6 48.4 - -

 


Program Activity: Global Reach and Agility in Targeted Canadian Industries

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Structured Financing Facility

Start Date: September 13, 2001 End Date: March 31, 2011

Description
This program provides financing support to qualifying domestic and foreign shipowners 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 the Canadian shipbuilding industry to help develop necessary critical infrastructure to position the industry for future procurement efforts

($ millions) Forecast Spending 2009–10 Planned Spending 2010–11 Planned Spending 2011–12 Planned Spending 2012–13
Total Contributions 18.1 18.1 - -
Total Transfer Payments 18.1 18.1 - -

 


Program Activity: Community, Economic and Regional Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Northern Ontario Development Program (NODP)

Start Date: April 1, 1996 End Date: June 30, 2011

Description
This program promotes economic development and diversification in Northern Ontario and builds upon the assets and strengths of communities to maximize their full potential. Funding through transfer payments provides contributions to not-for-profit organizations and small and medium-sized enterprises in 6 priority areas: community economic development, information and communications technology, innovation, trade and tourism, human capital, and business financing support.

Expected Results
Communities in Northern Ontario are viable and businesses in this region are competitive.

($ millions) Forecast Spending 2009–10 Planned Spending 2010–11** Planned Spending 2011–12** Planned Spending 2012–13**
Total Contributions* 37.8 36.8 36.5 36.3
Total Transfer Payments 37.8 36.8 36.5 36.3

* Budgets beyond 2011–12 are conditional upon program renewal.
** Funding variances are due to the sunsetting of funds allocated to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (Molecular Medicine Research Centre) by NODP in the amounts of $1.0 million for 2010–11, $0.3 million for 2011–12 and $0.2 million for 2012–13.


 


Program Activity: Community, Economic and Regional Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Community Futures Program

Start Date: 1986 End Date: October 2, 2010

Description
This program supports community economic development and builds the capacity of non-metropolitan communities in Ontario to realize their full sustainable potential. Funding is made available through transfer payments that provide contributions to designated Community Futures (CF) organizations in Ontario in support of strategic community planning and socio-economic development, business services, repayable business financing through local investment funds, and community-based projects and special initiatives.

Expected Results
Communities in rural Northern Ontario are viable and businesses in the region are competitive.

($ millions) Forecast Spending 2009–10* Planned Spending 2010–11 Planned Spending 2011–12 Planned Spending 2012–13
Total Contributions 21.8 8.5 8.5 8.5
Total Transfer Payments 21.8 8.5 8.5 8.5

* 2009–10 budget figures including budget/spending related to CF Southern Ontario projects up to August 13, 2009. The 2010–13 figures reflect only CF Northern Ontario projects and are conditional upon program renewal.


 


Program Activity: Community, Economic and Regional Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Economic Development Initiative: 2008–13 Federal Strategy for Official Languages

Start Date: June 19, 2008 End Date: March 31, 2013

Description
The Economic Development Initiative will contribute to supporting an environment that allows individuals, businesses, youth and immigrants to thrive in the language of their choice and within their respective communities. SMEs will have improved access to opportunities and economic development projects in regional areas. The initiative will enhance the visibility of both official languages and increase Canadians' awareness of the competitive advantages afforded by linguistic duality.

Expected Results
New expertise is developed in official languages minority communities through innovation, diversification of activities, partnerships and increased support of small businesses.

($ millions) Forecast Spending 2009–10* Planned Spending 2010–11 Planned Spending 2011–12 Planned Spending 2012–13
Total Contributions 2.1 1.9 0.8 0.3
Total Transfer Payments 2.1 1.9 0.8 0.3

* 2009–10 includes Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) portion of funding. 2010–11 to 2011–12 represents only Industry Canada's portion.


 


Program Activity: Community, Economic and Regional Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Community Adjustment Fund for Northern Ontario

Start Date: June 19, 2008 End Date: March 31, 2013

Description
The Community Adjustment Fund (CAF) is an economic stimulus initiative to create employment opportunities and support adjustment measures in communities impacted by the economic downturn. Budget 2009 identified $1 billion nationally over 2 years for the Community Adjustment Fund. In Ontario, the Community Adjustment Fund will provide $348.9 million over 2 years to support adjustment measures in communities affected by the global economic downturn. In 2009-10, $11.7 million in funding will be delivered in Northern Ontario.

Expected Results
Support adjustment measures in communities

($ millions) Forecast Spending 2009–10 Planned Spending 2010–11 Planned Spending 2011–12 Planned Spending 2012–13
Total Contributions   15.5 - -
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments (Statutory) 165.6      
Total Transfer Payments 165.6 15.5 - -

 


Program Activity: Community, Economic and Regional Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Computers for Schools

Start Date: 1993 End Date: March 31, 2013

Description
This program refurbishes surplus computers from federal government departments and private sector donors through contribution agreements to licensed delivery agents and distributes them, ready-to-use, to schools and not-for-profit learning organizations across Canada. Through a partnership-based national network, the program continues to meet the ongoing demand for adequate numbers of computers in Canadian schools and libraries to ensure that more young Canadians have access to the benefits of a knowledge economy and society. This program also provides work experience for youth through the Technical Work Experience Program (TWEP). Youth who have demonstrated skills achieved at the post-secondary level are provided with opportunities to work on innovative information and communications technology (ICT) projects in the context of computer refurbishment workshop activities. TWEP supports ICT projects, which enable participating youth to develop practical work experience in such areas as computer repair, refurbishment and software testing, as well as skills such as teamwork, time management, administration and other activities related to managing a computer refurbishment workshop.

Expected Results

  • Distribution of computers to schools, libraries, and not-for-profit learning organizations at low or no cost
  • Engagement of youth interns to assist in computer refurbishment and information and communications technology (ICT) skills integration
  • Increased computer awareness knowledge and skills for youth
($ millions) Forecast Spending 2009–10 Planned Spending 2010–11* Planned Spending 2011–12* Planned Spending 2012–13*
Total Contributions 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4
Total Transfer Payments 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4

* For 2010–13, the program has approved funding in the amount of $3.4 million; an additional $0.6 million may be available to the program through the departmental reference levels. A request for these additional funds must be made on a yearly basis.


 


Program Activity: Community, Economic and Regional Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Community Access Program

Start Date: October 1994 End Date: March 31, 2010*

Description
The Community Access Program (CAP) provides affordable public access to the Internet and related information and communications technologies (ICTs) and applications; skills training; and delivery of public and private sector services and information to Canadians in need of this critical support. CAP sites across Canada contribute to the economic and social development of Canadian communities and their residents who face barriers to the use of ICTs. While CAP meets the access needs of all Canadians, a sizable portion of users live and work in rural and remote communities. CAP also provides work experience for up to 1,500 youth annually through placements at CAP sites throughout the country. Youth with demonstrated skills are afforded opportunities to work on innovative ICT projects by providing CAP site users with basic training in Internet use, accessing online government services, developing websites, and other web-related services. This enables them to develop practical work experience in training and promotion as well as other useful work-related skills such as teamwork, time management and administration. CAP is subject to program review and funding approval on an annual basis.

Expected Results

  • Public access to the Internet for Canadians and communities to receive public and private sector services and information
  • Youth interns are engaged to assist CAP site users in gaining information and communications technology skills
  • Improved entry-level working skills for youth
($ millions) Forecast
Spending 2009–10*
Planned
Spending 2010–11
Planned
Spending 2011–12
Planned
Spending 2012–13
Total Contributions 14.4 - - -
Total Transfer Payments 14.4 - - -

* CAP is scheduled to end on March 31, 2010. The government is currently reviewing the future of the program and a decision is forthcoming.


 


Program Activity: Community, Economic and Regional Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Broadband Canada: Connecting Rural Canadians

Start Date: April 1, 2009 End Date: March 31, 2012

Description
Through the Broadband Canada: Connecting Rural Canadians initiative, Industry Canada will develop and implement a strategy to expand and extend the availability of broadband coverage to as many unserved and underserved households in rural and remote areas as possible, beginning in 2009–10.

Broadband Internet access is viewed as essential infrastructure for participating in today's Internet economy, as it enables citizens, businesses and institutions to access information, services and opportunities that could otherwise be out of reach.

Expected Results
Broadband Canada: Connecting Rural Canadians is expected to expand broadband coverage to as many unserved and underserved households in Canada as possible, beginning in 2009-2010.

($ millions) Forecast Spending 2009–10 Planned Spending 2010–11 Planned Spending 2011–12 Planned Spending 2012–13
Total Contributions - 174.4 21.0 -
Total Transfer Payments - 174.4 21.0 -

 


Program Activity: Community, Economic and Regional Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Ontario Potable Water Program

Start Date: December 13, 2007 End Date: March 31, 2011

Description
The Ontario Potable Water Program 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
Expected results for this program can be found in the Report on Plans and Priorities (RPP) for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).

($ millions) Forecast Spending 2009–10 Planned Spending 2010–11 Planned Spending 2011–12 Planned Spending 2012–13
Total Grants 12.0 N/A* N/A* N/A*
Total Transfer Payments 12.0 N/A* N/A* N/A*

* Responsibility for this program was transferred to FedDev Ontario as part of Budget 2009; all future reporting on this program will be included in its RPP.


 


Program Activity: Community, Economic and Regional Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Brantford Greenwich–Mohawk Remediation Project

Start Date: May 8, 2008 End Date: March 31, 2013

Description
The project is a brownfield remediation in Brantford, Ontario. 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
Expected results for this program can be found in the RPP for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).

($ millions) Forecast
Spending 2009–10
Planned
Spending 2010–11
Planned
Spending 2011–12
Planned
Spending 2012–13
Total Grants 8.1 N/A* N/A* N/A*
Total Transfer Payments 8.1 N/A* N/A* N/A*

* Expected results for this program can be found in the Report on Plans and Priorities RPP for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).


 


Program Activity: Community, Economic and Regional Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Eastern Ontario Development Program

Start Date: December 13, 2007 End Date: March 31, 2010

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 5 areas: business and community development, access to capital, skills development, retention and attraction of youth, and technological enhancement.

Expected Results
Expected results for this program can be found in the RPP for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).

($ millions) Forecast Spending 2009–10 Planned Spending 2010–11 Planned Spending 2011–12 Planned Spending 2012–13
Total Contributions 9.6 N/A* N/A* N/A*
Total Transfer Payments 9.6 N/A* N/A* N/A*

* Responsibility for this program was transferred to FedDev Ontario as part of Budget 2009; all future reporting on this program will be included in its RPP.


 


Program Activity: Community, Economic and Regional Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Recreational Infrastructure Canada Program

Start Date: December 13, 2007 End Date: March 31, 2010

Description
Recreational Infrastructure Canada will provide funding to build and renovate recreational facilities such as arenas, swimming pools and other recreational facilities.

Expected Results
Expected results for this program can be found in the RPP for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).

($ millions) Forecast Spending 2009–10 Planned Spending 2010–11 Planned Spending 2011–12 Planned Spending 2012–13
Total Contributions 96.5 N/A* N/A* N/A*
Total Transfer Payments 96.5 N/A* N/A* N/A*

* Responsibility for this program was transferred to FedDev Ontario as part of Budget 2009; all future reporting on this program will be included in its RPP.


 


Program Activity: Community, Economic and Regional Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Southern Ontario Development Program

Start Date: August 13, 2009 End Date: March 31, 2014

Description
The Southern Ontario Development Program supports the economic development and diversification of Southern Ontario communities. The program provides funding through contribution agreements to not-for-profit organizations and small and medium-sized enterprises in 6 priority areas: community economic development, information and communications technology, innovation, trade and tourism, human capital, and business financing support.

Expected Results
Expected results for this program can be found in the RPP for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).

($ millions) Forecast Spending 2009–10 Planned Spending 2010–11 Planned Spending 2011–12 Planned Spending 2012–13
Total Contributions 99.9 N/A* N/A* N/A*
Total Transfer Payments 99.9 N/A* N/A* N/A*

* Responsibility for this program was transferred to FedDev Ontario as part of Budget 2009; all future reporting on this program will be included in its RPP.


 


Program Activity: Community, Economic and Regional Development

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Program

Start Date: October 25, 2000 End Date: March 31, 2010

Description
The Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Program 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
Expected results for this program can be found in the RPP for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).

($ millions) Forecast Spending 2009–10 Planned Spending 2010–11 Planned Spending 2011–12 Planned Spending 2012–13
Total Contributions 11.7 N/A* N/A* N/A*
Total Transfer Payments 11.7 N/A* N/A* N/A*

* Responsibility for this program was transferred to FedDev Ontario as part of Budget 2009; all future reporting on this program will be included in its RPP.


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Infrastructure Canada

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)

Infrastructure Canada manages the following transfer payment programs:

  1. Contributions under the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund (CSIF);
  2. Contributions under the Border Infrastructure Fund (BIF);
  3. Contributions under the Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund (MRIF);
  4. Transfer Payments under the Gas Tax Fund (GTF);
  5. Transfer Payments under the Provincial-Territorial Base Funding Program (PT Base);
  6. Contributions under the Building Canada Fund-Communities Component;
  7. Contributions under the Building Canada Fund-Major Infrastructure Component;
  8. Contributions under the Building Canada Fund-Communities Component Top-Up;
  9. Contributions under the Building Canada Fund-Strategic Research and Strategic Partnership;
  10. Contributions under the Building Canada Fund-Feasibility and Planning Studies;
  11. Contributions under the Green Infrastructure Fund; and
  12. Contributions under the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund.

As prescribed by the Policy on Transfer Payments, as of June 30, 2009, the summary of the Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs is available at: http://www.infc.gc.ca/pd-dp/tpp-ppt/index-eng.html.

Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund (CSIF)

1. Strategic Outcome: Funding for quality, cost-effective public infrastructure that meets the needs of Canadians in a competitive economy, a clean environment and liveable communities is provided.

2. Program Activity: Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund

3. Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund

4. Start date: 2003-2004

5. End date: 2012-2013

6. 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.

7. 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, and increased economic activity including tourism
(in $ thousands)

 

8. Forecast Spending
2009-2010

9. Planned Spending
2010-2011

10. Planned Spending
2011-2012

11. Planned Spending
2012-2013

12. Total grants        
Total contributions 649,165 523,665 345,280 203,598
Total other types of transfer payments        
13. Total Transfer payments 649,165 523,665 345,280 203,598
14. Link to Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs: http://www.infc.gc.ca/pd-dp/tpp-ppt/index-eng.html.

Border Infrastructure Fund (BIF)

1. Strategic Outcome: Funding for quality, cost-effective public infrastructure that meets the needs of Canadians in a competitive economy, a clean environment and liveable communities is provided.

2. Program Activity: Border Infrastructure Fund

3. Name of Transfer Payment Program: Border Infrastructure Fund

4. Start date: 2003-2004

5. End date: 2013-2014

6. Description: This fund targets Canada-United States border crossing points and activity funding for investments in physical infrastructure, intelligent transportation system infrastructure and improved analytical capacity.

7. 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)

 

8. Forecast Spending
2009-2010

9. Planned Spending
2010-2011

10. Planned Spending
2011-2012

11. Planned Spending
2012-2013

12. Total grants        
Total contributions 149,987 50,041 51,638 68,445
Total other types of transfer payments        
13. Total Transfer payments 149,987 50,041 51,638 68,445
14. Link to Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs: http://www.infc.gc.ca/pd-dp/tpp-ppt/index-eng.html.

Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund

1. Strategic Outcome: Funding for quality, cost-effective public infrastructure that meets the needs of Canadians in a competitive economy, a clean environment and liveable communities is provided.

2. Program Activity: Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund

3. Name of Transfer Payment Program: Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund

4. Start Date: 2004-2005

5. End Date: 2013-2014

6. Description: Federal funding is provided to support municipal infrastructure projects to improve the quality of life, sustainable development and economic opportunities of smaller communities.

7. 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)

 

8. Forecast Spending 2009-2010

9. Planned Spending 2010-2011

10. Planned Spending 2011-2012

11. Planned Spending 2012-2013

12. Total grants        
Total contributions 483,763 122,524 7,263 0
Total other types of transfer payments        
13. Total Transfer Payments 483,763 122,524 7,263 0
14. Link to Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs: http://www.infc.gc.ca/pd-dp/tpp-ppt/index-eng.html.

Gas Tax Fund

1. Strategic Outcome: Provinces, territories and municipalities have federal financial support for their infrastructure priorities.

2. Program Activity: Gas Tax Fund

3. Name of Transfer Payment Program: Gas Tax Fund

4. Start Date: 2005-2006

5. End Date: Ongoing

6. 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, local roads and bridges, and capacity-building.

7. Expected Results: To support environmentally sustainable infrastructure in support of shared national outcomes. These