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Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) and Canadian Polar Commission

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)

Please refer to Section I Planning Summary and Section II Strategic Outcomes for a general explanation of the year-over-year variances.




Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer Payments for Governance and Institutions of Government

Start date/End date: This is an ongoing program

Strategic Outcome: Good governance and co-operative relationships for First Nations, Inuit and Northerners

Program Activity: Governance and Institutions of Government

Description: The Governance and Institutions of Government Program Activity contributes to The Government Strategic Outcome. This Program Activity provides frameworks (legislative and non-legislative) which are consistent with the legal, collective, human, and democratic rights and freedoms of Aboriginal peoples in Canada, and where possible enables and supports First Nation development of policies and programs that embrace these values. It provides funds, legislation and guidelines, certifications, education and training, advice, policies and plans, and implemented changes to support condition and build capacity for Aboriginal governance. Typical activities include but are not limited to providing assistance to establish governance and associated capacities, processes and mechanisms (such as by-law making authority, election processes). Support is provided to First Nation and Inuit governments as well as First Nation institutions. These institutions include but are not limited to those that provide services in the areas of governance and taxation and financial management, and land claim organizations and professional associations. Support is also provided to representative organizations to participate in policy and legislation development. Ultimately, good governance practices are essential for the active participation of First Nation and Inuit in Canadian society and economy.

Expected results: Capable and accountable First Nation governments and institutions.

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Planned Spending
2013-2014
Planned Spending
2014-2015
Grants
Grant for Band Support Funding 152.6 231.2 231.2 231.2
Grant to the Miawpukek Indian Band to support designated programs 9.8 10.0 10.2 10.4
Grant to the First Nations Finance Authority pursuant to the First Nations Fiscal and Statistical Management Act 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Grants to British Columbia Indian bands in lieu of a per capita annuity 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Total Grants 163.2 242.0 242.2 242.4
Contributions
Payments to support Indians, Inuit and Innu for the purpose of supplying public services in Indian government support 196.9 108.6 108.6 108.6
Contributions to support the building of strong governance, administrative and accountability systems 33.3 31.7 31.7 31.7
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 15.9 15.7 15.7 15.7
Contribution to First Nations Institutions for the purpose of enhancing good governance 12.4 12.4 12.4 12.4
Contributions to support the basic organizational capacity of representative Aboriginal organizations 18.0 11.4 11.4 11.4
Contributions to the Inuit Art Foundation for the purpose of assisting Inuit artists and artisans from the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Northern Quebec and Labrador in the development of their professional skills and marketing of their art 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Total Contributions 277.0 180.3 180.3 180.3
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 440.2 422.3 422.5 422.7

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

Evaluation Profile: In line with the Treasury Board's Policy on Evaluation (2009) and Policy on Transfer Payments (2008), the AANDC Five-Year Plan for Evaluation and Performance Measurement Strategies provides for full evaluation coverage of all departmental spending and grants and contributions administered by the Department over a five year cycle. The plan is designed to ensure that the results of an evaluation or review of the relevance and performance of these Transfer Payments are available for consideration in decision-making and that appropriate and timely action is taken in response to recommendations. Where appropriate, AANDC will recommend the continuation, amendment or termination of the terms and conditions for these programs.

General Targeted Recipient Group: Aboriginal

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: This program activity provides funds, legislation and guidelines, certifications, education and training, advice, policies and plans, and implemented changes to support condition and build capacity for Aboriginal governance.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer Payments for Co-operative Relationships

Start date/End date: This is an ongoing program

Strategic Outcome: Good governance and co-operative relationships for First Nations, Inuit and Northerners

Program Activity: Co-operative Relationships

Description: The Co-operative Relationships Program Activity contributes to The Government Strategic Outcome. It aims to reconcile the relationship between parties (governments and Aboriginal groups) through mutual respect, trust, understanding, shared responsibilities, accountability and dialogue. This Program Activity addresses constitutional and historic obligations, as well as good public policy by: negotiating agreements which achieve clarity with respect to law-making authority and the ownership, use and control of lands and resources; addressing specific claims; developing multi-partner processes in areas jointly identified by Aboriginal groups and the federal government; supporting an effective consultation and representation of Aboriginal groups in federal policy and program development; and providing funding to Aboriginal recipients through contributions and loan agreements. Through relationships built on trust, respectful partnerships will be established which may ultimately help to contribute to the strengthening of the social, economic and cultural well-being of Aboriginal communities and ultimately more active participation and engagement in the broader Canadian Society.

Expected results: Relationships between parties based on trust, respect, understanding, shared responsibilities, accountability, rights and dialogue.

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Planned Spending
2013-2014
Planned Spending
2014-2015
Grants
Grants to First Nations to settle specific claims negotiated by Canada and/or awarded by the Specific Claims Tribunal 325.5 557.2 250.0 250.0
Grants to support the beneficiaries/organizations for the settlement of specific and special claims 0.3 1.8 0.0 0.0
Total Grants 325.7 559.0 250.0 250.0
Contributions
Contributions to support the negotiation process for comprehensive, specific, and special claims and self-government initiatives 49.7 49.3 47.3 26.7
Contributions to First Nations, their organizations, provinces and third parties for Interim Measures and British Columbia Treaty Related Measures 6.0 9.4 7.9 5.9
Contributions to support the building of strong governance, administrative and accountability systems 9.5 8.2 8.2 8.2
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 5.0 5.8 3.6 3.5
Contributions for the legal and associated costs of Indian-related cases having the potential to become judicial precedents 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8
Contributions to beneficiaries and various implementing bodies for implementing comprehensive land claim agreements 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Contributions for promoting the political, social and scientific development of Canada's three territories 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions 74.1 73.5 67.7 45.0
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 399.8 632.5 317.7 295.0

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

Evaluation Profile: In line with the Treasury Board's Policy on Evaluation (2009) and Policy on Transfer Payments (2008), the AANDC Five-Year Plan for Evaluation and Performance Measurement Strategies provides for full evaluation coverage of all departmental spending and grants and contributions administered by the Department over a five year cycle. The plan is designed to ensure that the results of an evaluation or review of the relevance and performance of these Transfer Payments are available for consideration in decision-making and that appropriate and timely action is taken in response to recommendations. Where appropriate, AANDC will recommend the continuation, amendment or termination of the terms and conditions for these programs.

General Targeted Recipient Group: Aboriginal

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: This Program Activity addresses constitutional and historic obligations, as well as good public policy by: negotiating agreements which achieve clarity with respect to law-making authority and the ownership, use and control of lands and resources; addressing specific claims; developing multi-partner processes in areas jointly identified by Aboriginal groups and the federal government; supporting an effective consultation and representation of Aboriginal groups in federal policy and program development; and providing funding to Aboriginal recipients through contributions and loan agreements.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer Payments for Treaty Management

Start date/End date: This is an ongoing program

Strategic Outcome: Good governance and co-operative relationships for First Nations, Inuit and Northerners

Program Activity: Treaty Management

Description: The Treaty Management Program Activity contributes to The Government Strategic Outcome. This Program Activity aims to create and maintain ongoing partnerships to support both historic and modern-treaties to fulfill Canada's legal obligations. This program supports First Nation and Inuit communities in articulating their interests, participate in land and resource development and management, where applicable and demonstrate the importance of treaties and the treaty relationship between the Crown and Aboriginal people. This is achieved by honouring Canada's obligations as set out in final agreements, improving relationships between Canada and Aboriginal peoples, and improving the relationships between Canada and Historic Treaties First Nations. Creating and maintaining partnerships that honour historic and modern-treaties contributes to the strengthened, healthy and sustainable First Nations and Inuit communities and ultimately supports them to optimize their participation in the broader Canadian society, thus benefitting all Canadians.

Expected results: Creation and Maintenance of ongoing partnerships to support historic and modern-treaty structures.

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Planned Spending
2013-2014
Planned Spending
2014-2015
Grants
Grants to support First Nations, Inuit, Tribal Councils, Organizations or other levels of government for the implementation activities as stipulated in the various agreements 143.6 127.7 128.0 128.3
Payments to self-governing Aboriginal organizations, pursuant to comprehensive land claim agreements, self-government agreements or treaty legislation 125.7 124.5 128.6 120.6
Payments to Yukon First Nations pursuant to individual self-government agreements 75.7 74.0 77.8 80.3
(S) Grants to Aboriginal organizations designated to receive claim settlement payments pursuant to Comprehensive Land Claim Settlement Acts 90.4 75.6 73.8 75.1
Grant for Mi'kmaq Education in Nova Scotia 45.3 46.9 47.8 48.7
(S) Grant to the Nunatsiavut Government for the implementation of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement pursuant to the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement Act 18.0 18.0 9.0 9.0
Grant to the Westbank First Nation to support the implementation of the Westbank First Nation Self-Government Agreement 4.6 4.8 4.9 5.1
Grants to the Sechelt Indian Band pursuant to the Sechelt Self-Government Act 4.6 4.4 4.5 4.6
Payments to the Government of the Northwest Territories to facilitate the implementation of comprehensive land claim agreements 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3
Grants to Participating First Nations and the First Nations Education Authority Pursuant to the First Nations Jurisdiction over Education in British Columbia Act 0.0 0.6 0.6 0.6
Grant to the Tsawwassen First Nation for the acquisition of commercial crab licences 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Grant to the Maa-nulth First Nations for the acquisition of fisheries licences 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Grants 514.3 477.7 476.2 473.6
Contributions
Contributions to beneficiaries and various implementing bodies for implementing comprehensive land claim agreements 192.9 197.9 202.8 202.6
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 3.8 7.2 7.2 7.2
Contributions to provincially and/or regionally based Treaty Commissions 1.8 0.8 0.8 0.8
Payments to support Indians, Inuit and Innu for the purpose of supplying public services in education 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Total Contributions 198.8 206.2 211.0 210.8
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 713.0 683.9 687.3 684.4

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

Evaluation Profile: In line with the Treasury Board's Policy on Evaluation (2009) and Policy on Transfer Payments (2008), the AANDC Five-Year Plan for Evaluation and Performance Measurement Strategies provides for full evaluation coverage of all departmental spending and grants and contributions administered by the Department over a five year cycle. The plan is designed to ensure that the results of an evaluation or review of the relevance and performance of these Transfer Payments are available for consideration in decision-making and that appropriate and timely action is taken in response to recommendations. Where appropriate, AANDC will recommend the continuation, amendment or termination of the terms and conditions for these programs.

General Targeted Recipient Group: Aboriginal

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: This program supports First Nation and Inuit communities in articulating their interests, participate in land and resource development and management where applicable, and demonstrate the importance of treaties and the treaty relationship between the Crown and Aboriginal people.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer Payments for Education

Start date/End date: This is an ongoing program

Strategic Outcome: Individual, family and community well-being for First Nations and Inuit

Program Activity: Education

Description: The Education Program Activity contributes to The People Strategic Outcome. It aims to support First Nation and Inuit learners in the achievement of education outcomes that are comparable to other Canadians. Such achievement is a key to enhancing their participation in the labour market and their future success. AANDC has primary responsibility under the Indian Act for elementary and secondary education of students living on-reserve. As a matter of social policy, AANDC also supports eligible First Nations and Inuit students in the pursuit of post-secondary education. The focus of these programming efforts is on supporting students in relation to: academic progression in elementary and secondary education; provision of appropriate learning environments with culturally relevant education programs and services; and participation in post-secondary education and advancement in programs of study. The improvement of education outcomes and increased participation in the economy and society benefits all Canadians.

Expected results: First Nation and Inuit learners achieve levels of education comparable to other Canadians.

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Planned Spending
2013-2014
Planned Spending
2014-2015
Grants
Grants to Indians and Inuit to support their post-secondary educational advancement 1.0 1.5 1.5 1.5
Grants to Indians and Inuit to provide elementary and secondary educational support services 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2
Grants to Inuit to support their cultural advancement 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Grants 1.1 1.7 1.7 1.7
Contributions
Payments to support Indians, Inuit and Innu for the purpose of supplying public services in education 1,656.0 1,671.1 1,690.0 1,718.9
Contributions to the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8
Total Contributions 1,656.8 1,672.0 1,690.8 1,719.7
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 1,658.0 1,673.7 1,692.5 1,721.4

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

Evaluation Profile: In line with the Treasury Board's Policy on Evaluation (2009) and Policy on Transfer Payments (2008), the AANDC Five-Year Plan for Evaluation and Performance Measurement Strategies provides for full evaluation coverage of all departmental spending and grants and contributions administered by the Department over a five year cycle. The plan is designed to ensure that the results of an evaluation or review of the relevance and performance of these Transfer Payments are available for consideration in decision-making and that appropriate and timely action is taken in response to recommendations. Where appropriate, AANDC will recommend the continuation, amendment or termination of the terms and conditions for these programs.

General Targeted Recipient Group: First Nations and Inuit

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: AANDC provides a number of education-related programs that help First Nations and Inuit build learning environments that promote student advancement and success in education outcomes. AANDC's First Nation Student Success Program (FNSSP), Education Partnerships Program (EPP), First Nation and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy (FNIYES), Cultural Education Centres Program (CECP), New Paths for Education, Special Education Program (SEP) and Indian Studies Support Program (ISSP) support recipients to improve First Nation and Inuit student's academic achievement and engage with applicants and recipients as well as First Nation organizations, who manage education programs. These proposal-based programs operate within structures that maintain ongoing engagement through proposal applications, funding and reporting processes with ongoing communications and feedback cycles. AANDC also contributes to the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF).



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer Payments for Social Development

Start date/End date: This is an ongoing program

Strategic Outcome: Individual, family and community well-being for First Nations and Inuit

Program Activity: Social Development

Description: The Social Development Program Activity contributes to The People Strategic Outcome. It aims to assist First Nation individuals and communities to become more self-sufficient; protect individuals and families at risk of violence; provide prevention supports that allow individuals and families to better care for their children; and support greater participation in the labour market. This program activity assists First Nations men, women and children in achieving greater independence and self-sufficiency on reserves across Canada. It does so by flowing funds to First Nations, provincial representatives and other recipients who provide on-reserve residents and Yukon First Nations with individual and family services that are developed and implemented in collaboration with partners. These services help First Nation communities meet basic and special needs; support employability and attachment to the workforce; and ensure that individuals and families are safe. First Nations that are engaged in advancing their own development are better equipped to leverage opportunities made available by their communities and actively contribute to the broader Canadian economy and society.

Expected results: First Nations men, women and children have options; are engaged in advancing their development; and take advantage of available opportunities.

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Planned Spending
2013-2014
Planned Spending
2014-2015
Grants
Grants to provide income support to indigent on-reserve residents 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0
Total Grants 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0
Contributions
Payments to support Indians, Inuit and Innu for the purpose of supplying public services in social development 1,664.2 1,586.4 1,631.5 1,675.1
Total Contributions 1,664.2 1,586.4 1,631.5 1,675.1
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 1,674.2 1,596.4 1,641.5 1,685.1

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

Evaluation Profile: In line with the Treasury Board's Policy on Evaluation (2009) and Policy on Transfer Payments (2008), the AANDC Five-Year Plan for Evaluation and Performance Measurement Strategies provides for full evaluation coverage of all departmental spending and grants and contributions administered by the Department over a five year cycle. The plan is designed to ensure that the results of an evaluation or review of the relevance and performance of these Transfer Payments are available for consideration in decision-making and that appropriate and timely action is taken in response to recommendations. Where appropriate, AANDC will recommend the continuation, amendment or termination of the terms and conditions for these programs.

General Targeted Recipient Group: Aboriginal

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: This program activity assists First Nations men, women and children in achieving greater independence and self-sufficiency on reserves across Canada. In general, the social development programs are delivered by transfer payments to First Nations (Tribal Councils, Chiefs and Council, FNCFS Agencies, etc.), Northern communities and other governments as well as other organizations through agreements. Recipients deliver the social development programs in partnership with various organizations relevant to the individual programs being delivered.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer Payments for Managing Individual Affairs

Start date/End date: This is an ongoing program

Strategic Outcome: Individual, family and community well-being for First Nations and Inuit

Program Activity: Managing Individual Affairs

Description: The Managing Individual Affairs Program Activity contributes to The People Strategic Outcome by ensuring responsible federal stewardship of the legislative, administrative and treaty obligations of the Federal Government to First Nations that pertain to Estates, Indian Moneys, Registration, Band Membership and Treaty Annuities. This activity administers the portions of the First Nations Oil and Gas and Moneys Management Act that relate to Indian Moneys and is critical to ensuring that provisions of the Indian Act and other statutory obligations are fulfilled. Results are achieved through direct client-services and through partnerships with First Nations directed to: determining eligibility for registration under the Indian Act; issuing the Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS); ensuring responsibility for management of Indian monies and estates under the Indian Act; and honouring treaty annuity obligations to First Nations. A sound administration of individual affairs and moneys contributes to the well-being of First Nation individuals, families and communities and enhances their participation in the Canadian society.

Expected results: Federal Stewardship of the legislative administrative and treaty obligations for which AANDC is responsible.

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Planned Spending
2013-2014
Planned Spending
2014-2015
Grants
(S) Indian Annuities Treaty payments 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4
Total Grants 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4
Contributions
Contributions to Indian bands for registration administration 7.9 8.3 8.4 8.4
Contributions to Indian bands for land and estates management 2.6 0.7 0.7 0.7
Total Contributions 10.5 9.0 9.0 9.0
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 11.9 10.4 10.4 10.4

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

Evaluation Profile: In line with the Treasury Board's Policy on Evaluation (2009) and Policy on Transfer Payments (2008), the AANDC Five-Year Plan for Evaluation and Performance Measurement Strategies provides for full evaluation coverage of all departmental spending and grants and contributions administered by the Department over a five year cycle. The plan is designed to ensure that the results of an evaluation or review of the relevance and performance of these Transfer Payments are available for consideration in decision-making and that appropriate and timely action is taken in response to recommendations. Where appropriate, AANDC will recommend the continuation, amendment or termination of the terms and conditions for these programs.

General Targeted Recipient Group: Aboriginal

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: Direct client-services and partnerships with First Nations directed to: determining eligibility for registration under the Indian Act; issuing the Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS); ensuring responsibility for management of Indian monies and estates under the Indian Act; and honouring treaty annuity obligations to First Nations.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer Payments for Residential Schools Resolution

Start date/End date: This is an ongoing program

Strategic Outcome: Individual, family and community well-being for First Nations and Inuit

Program Activity: Residential Schools Resolution

Description: The Residential Schools Resolution Program Activity contributes to The People Strategic Outcome and aims to support a fair and lasting resolution to the legacy of Indian Residential Schools and to promote reconciliation with former students, their families and communities. In this program activity, AANDC ensures the successful implementation of the court-supervised Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA) by finalizing the Common Experience Payment (CEP) and implementing the Personal Credits strategy; resolving claims of abuse under the Independent Assessment Process; funding and monitoring Commemoration initiatives; and meeting the Government of Canada's obligations towards the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Additionally, AANDC supports complementary initiatives to further reconciliation such as funding and monitoring of the Advocacy and Public Information Program and promoting reconciliation between the Government of Canada and Aboriginal people, as well as between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

Expected results: IRSSA is well-managed in order to contribute to a fair resolution of Indian Residential Schools.

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Planned Spending
2013-2014
Planned Spending
2014-2015
Grants
Total Grants 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Contributions
Contributions for former students, their families, communities and groups of individuals for the purpose of facilitating regional or national Commemoration projects that address the Indian Residential Schools experience and provide the opportunity to share the initiative with family and community 10.0 10.0 0.0 0.0
Contributions for Groups of Indian Residential School survivors who wish to resolve their claim as a group under the Independent Assessment Process 0.8 0.3 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions 10.8 10.3 0.0 0.0
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 10.8 10.3 0.0 0.0

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

Evaluation Profile: In line with the Treasury Board's Policy on Evaluation (2009) and Policy on Transfer Payments (2008), the AANDC Five-Year Plan for Evaluation and Performance Measurement Strategies provides for full evaluation coverage of all departmental spending and grants and contributions administered by the Department over a five year cycle. The plan is designed to ensure that the results of an evaluation or review of the relevance and performance of these Transfer Payments are available for consideration in decision-making and that appropriate and timely action is taken in response to recommendations. Where appropriate, AANDC will recommend the continuation, amendment or termination of the terms and conditions for these programs.

General Targeted Recipient Group: Aboriginal

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: In this program activity, AANDC ensures the successful implementation of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA) by finalizing the Common Experience Payment (CEP) and implementing the Personal Credits strategy; resolving claims of abuse under the Independent Assessment Process, as per its obligations under the IRSSA; funding and monitoring Commemoration initiatives; and meeting the Government of Canada's obligations towards the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Additionally, AANDC supports complementary initiatives to further reconciliation such as funding and monitoring of the Advocacy and Public Information Program and promoting reconciliation between the Government of Canada and Aboriginal people, as well as between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people through specific reconciliation initiatives.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer Payments for Aboriginal Economic Development

Start date/End date: This is an ongoing program

Strategic Outcome: Full participation of First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals and communities in the economy

Program Activity: Aboriginal Economic Development

Description: The Aboriginal Economic Development Program Activity contributes to The Land and Economy Strategic Outcome. It aims to build and promote viable Aboriginal businesses and opportunity-ready communities. This program activity supports the vision of increasing participation of First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals and communities in the Canadian economy and enables Aboriginal people to pursue the same opportunities for employment, income, and wealth creation as other Canadians by focusing on key areas of the Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development: strengthening Aboriginal entrepreneurship; enhancing the value of Aboriginal assets; working with HRSDC in developing Aboriginal human capital; forging new and effective partnerships; and focusing the role of the federal government in the area of Aboriginal economic development. AANDC can ensure long-term, sustainable economic development by promoting partnerships with provinces and territories and the private sector. Ultimately, viable Aboriginal businesses and opportunity-ready communities will strengthen the Canadian economy and benefit all Canadians.

Expected results: Viable Aboriginal businesses; Opportunity- ready communities.

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Planned Spending
2013-2014
Planned Spending
2014-2015
Grants
Total Grants 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Contributions
Payments to support Indians, Inuit and Innu for the purpose of supplying public services in economic development 91.6 103.5 103.5 103.5
Contributions under the Aboriginal Business Canada Program 45.0 44.8 44.8 44.8
Contributions to support the Aboriginal Economic Development Strategic Partnerships Initiative 14.5 14.5 14.5 14.5
Contributions to Indian Bands for Land Management Capacity Building 7.1 11.0 11.0 11.0
Contributions to implement the First Nations Land Management Act 10.5 9.9 9.9 9.9
Contributions to Indian bands for land and estates management 10.0 5.6 5.6 5.6
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 1.3 0.7 0.7 0.7
Total Contributions 180.0 189.9 189.9 189.9
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 180.0 189.9 189.9 189.9

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

Evaluation Profile: In line with the Treasury Board's Policy on Evaluation (2009) and Policy on Transfer Payments (2008), the AANDC Five- Year Plan for Evaluation and Performance Measurement Strategies provides for full evaluation coverage of all departmental spending and grants and contributions administered by the Department over a five year cycle. The plan is designed to ensure that the results of an evaluation or review of the relevance and performance of these Transfer Payments are available for consideration in decision-making and that appropriate and timely action is taken in response to recommendations. Where appropriate, AANDC will recommend the continuation, amendment or termination of the terms and conditions for these programs.

General Targeted Recipient Group: Aboriginal

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: This program activity supports the vision of increasing participation of First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals and communities in the Canadian economy and enables Aboriginal people to pursue the same opportunities for employment, income, and wealth creation as other Canadians by focusing on key areas of the Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer Payments for Federal Administration of Reserve Land

Start date/End date: This is an ongoing program

Strategic Outcome: Full participation of First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals and communities in the economy

Program Activity: Federal Administration of Reserve Land

Description: The Federal Administration of Reserve Land Program Activity contributes to The Land and Economy Strategic Outcome. It aims to ensure that the Crown fulfills its statutory and fiduciary obligations as the administrator of reserve lands held in trust for the use and benefit of the First Nation for whom the land was set aside. This is achieved through the timely response to requests for land transactions, the additions to reserve, the clarity of reserve boundaries, the designation of land for economic development purposes, and environmental management, all of which preserve the principles of communal use and benefit. Economic benefits accrue to Aboriginal communities and ultimately enhance the Canadian economy, through the activation of reserve lands and the honouring of treaty obligations.

Expected results: Timely administration of reserve land, and resource activities; On-reserve Contaminated Sites are remediated to ensure the protection of human health and the safety of the environment.

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Planned Spending
2013-2014
Planned Spending
2014-2015
Grants
Grants to support the beneficiaries/organizations for the settlement of specific and special claims 1.9 4.9 2.0 2.0
Total Grants 1.9 4.9 2.0 2.0
Contributions
Contributions to First Nations for the management of contaminated sites 16.3 18.4 16.8 4.3
Contributions for emergency management assistance for activities on reserves 163.3 9.7 9.7 9.7
Contributions to Indian bands for land and estates management 0.0 0.7 0.7 0.7
Contribution for promoting the safe use, development, conservation and protection of the North's natural resources 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions 179.8 28.9 27.3 14.9
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 181.7 33.8 29.3 16.9

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

Evaluation Profile: In line with the Treasury Board's Policy on Evaluation (2009) and Policy on Transfer Payments (2008), the AANDC Five- Year Plan for Evaluation and Performance Measurement Strategies provides for full evaluation coverage of all departmental spending and grants and contributions administered by the Department over a five year cycle. The plan is designed to ensure that the results of an evaluation or review of the relevance and performance of these Transfer Payments are available for consideration in decision-making and that appropriate and timely action is taken in response to recommendations. Where appropriate, AANDC will recommend the continuation, amendment or termination of the terms and conditions for these programs.

General Targeted Recipient Group: Aboriginal

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: This program activity aims to ensure that the Crown fulfills its statutory and fiduciary obligations as the administrator of reserve lands held in trust for the use and benefit of the First Nation for whom the land was set aside. This is achieved through the timely response to requests for land transactions, the additions to reserve, the clarity of reserve boundaries, the designation of land for economic development purposes, and environmental management, all of which preserve the principles of communal use and benefit.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer Payments for Community Infrastructure

Start date/End date: This is an ongoing program

Strategic Outcome: Full participation of First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals and communities in the economy

Program Activity: Community Infrastructure

Description: The Community Infrastructure Program Activity contributes to The Land and Economy Strategic Outcome by supporting First Nation communities in acquiring, constructing, owning, operating and maintaining a base of infrastructure that protects their health and safety and enables their engagement in the economy. This program activity provides funding and advice to support housing, capacity building and community infrastructure, including water and wastewater systems, education facilities, roads and bridges, electrification, and community buildings. Ultimately, this program activity enables First Nations to participate more fully in the Canadian economy by establishing a base of safe infrastructure that meets established standards, and a housing infrastructure that meets the needs of First Nations communities.

Expected results: First Nations communities have a base of infrastructure that protects the health and safety and enables engagement in the economy.

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Planned Spending
2013-2014
Planned Spending
2014-2015
Grants
Grants to students and their chaperons to promote fire protection awareness in band and federally operated schools 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Total Grants 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Contributions
Payments to support Indians, Inuit and Innu for the purpose of supplying public services in capital facilities and maintenance 1,023.4 1,014.7 980.3 996.1
Contribution for promoting the safe use, development, conservation and protection of the North's natural resources 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Total Contributions 1,024.4 1,015.7 981.3 997.1
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 1,024.5 1,015.8 981.4 997.2

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

Evaluation Profile: In line with the Treasury Board's Policy on Evaluation (2009) and Policy on Transfer Payments (2008), the AANDC Five- Year Plan for Evaluation and Performance Measurement Strategies provides for full evaluation coverage of all departmental spending and grants and contributions administered by the Department over a five year cycle. The plan is designed to ensure that the results of an evaluation or review of the relevance and performance of these Transfer Payments are available for consideration in decision-making and that appropriate and timely action is taken in response to recommendations. Where appropriate, AANDC will recommend the continuation, amendment or termination of the terms and conditions for these programs.

General Targeted Recipient Group: Aboriginal

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: This program activity provides funding and advice to support housing, capacity building and community infrastructure, including water and wastewater systems, education facilities, roads and bridges, electrification, and community buildings.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer Payments for Northern Governance and People

Start date/End date: This is an ongoing program

Strategic Outcome: Self-reliance, prosperity and well-being for the people and communities of the North

Program Activity: Northern Governance and People

Description: The Northern Governance and People Program Activity contributes to The North Strategic Outcome. This program activity strengthens the North's communities and people by devolving to the governments of the North province-like responsibilities for land and natural resources; by fostering effective intergovernmental relations with territorial governments and providing support to Territorial Commissioners; by reducing the costs of nutritious perishable foods and other essential items in isolated Northern communities; by providing grants for hospital and physician services in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories; by working with Northern communities to identify the risks and challenges posed by climate change and by advancing interests of Canadians and Northerners through circumpolar forums. Canadians and Northerners will benefit with territorial governments ultimately having more control over their own affairs.

Expected results: The people of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are responsible for the governance of Northern land and resources; Consumption of nutritious food in eligible communities.

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Planned Spending
2013-2014
Planned Spending
2014-2015
Grants
Grants to the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Government of Nunavut for health care of Indians and Inuit 49.2 50.2 51.2 52.3
Grants for the Political Evolution of the Territories, particularly as it pertains to Devolution 2.2 3.4 3.2 3.5
Total Grants 51.5 53.7 54.5 55.7
Contributions
Contributions to support access to healthy foods in isolated northern communities 52.9 53.9 53.9 53.9
Contribution for promoting the safe use, development, conservation and protection of the North's natural resources 0.5 4.0 4.0 4.0
Contributions for enhancing the financial management capability and networking facilities of the Government of Nunavut 2.7 1.4 0.8 0.8
Payments to support Indians, Inuit and Innu for the purpose of supplying public services in capital facilities and maintenance 0.0 1.3 1.6 1.5
Contributions for promoting the political, social and scientific development of Canada's three territories 3.1 0.2 0.2 0.2
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions 59.5 60.7 60.4 60.4
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 111.0 114.3 114.9 116.1

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

Evaluation Profile: In line with the Treasury Board's Policy on Evaluation (2009) and Policy on Transfer Payments (2008), the AANDC Five- Year Plan for Evaluation and Performance Measurement Strategies provides for full evaluation coverage of all departmental spending and grants and contributions administered by the Department over a five year cycle. The plan is designed to ensure that the results of an evaluation or review of the relevance and performance of these Transfer Payments are available for consideration in decision-making and that appropriate and timely action is taken in response to recommendations. Where appropriate, AANDC will recommend the continuation, amendment or termination of the terms and conditions for these programs.

General Targeted Recipient Group: Northerners

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: This program activity strengthens the North's communities and people by devolving to the governments of the North province-like responsibilities for land and natural resources; by fostering effective intergovernmental relations with territorial governments and providing support to Territorial Commissioners; by reducing the costs of nutritious perishable foods and other essential items in isolated Northern communities; by providing grants for hospital and physician services in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories; by working with Northern communities to identify the risks and challenges posed by climate change and by advancing interests of Canadians and Northerners through circumpolar forums.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer Payments for Northern Science and Technology

Start date/End date: This is an ongoing program

Strategic Outcome: Self-reliance, prosperity and well-being for the people and communities of the North

Program Activity: Northern Science and Technology

Description: The Northern Science and Technology Program Activity contributes to The North Strategic Outcome. It aims to support scientific research and technology in the North. Such support will aid researchers and scientists with increased access to programs and infrastructure to further research science and technology. The focus of this program activity is: researching and monitoring contaminants and their impacts on the ecosystem as carried out through the Northern Contaminants Program (NCP); supporting initiatives including the creation, management and dissemination of scientific data and results that contribute to informed public policy making; supporting the work to establish the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS). Northerners and all Canadians will benefit from a knowledge base that supports health and sustainable development, and the positioning of Canada as an international leader in Arctic science and technology.

Expected results: Northerners and all Canadians benefit from a knowledge base that supports health and sustainable development; Canada is positioned as an international leader in Arctic science and technology.

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Planned Spending
2013-2014
Planned Spending
2014-2015
Grants
Grant for the advancement of scientific knowledge of the North 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1
Total Grants 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1
Contributions
Contribution for promoting the safe use, development, conservation and protection of the North's natural resources 5.5 4.7 4.7 4.7
Contribution for Inuit counselling in the South 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Total Contributions 5.6 4.8 4.8 4.8
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 6.7 5.9 5.9 5.9

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

Evaluation Profile: In line with the Treasury Board's Policy on Evaluation (2009) and Policy on Transfer Payments (2008), the AANDC Five-Year Plan for Evaluation and Performance Measurement Strategies provides for full evaluation coverage of all departmental spending and grants and contributions administered by the Department over a five year cycle. The plan is designed to ensure that the results of an evaluation or review of the relevance and performance of these Transfer Payments are available for consideration in decision-making and that appropriate and timely action is taken in response to recommendations. Where appropriate, AANDC will recommend the continuation, amendment or termination of the terms and conditions for these programs.

General Targeted Recipient Group: Northerners

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: The focus of this program activity is: researching and monitoring contaminants and their impacts on the ecosystem as carried out through the Northern Contaminants Program (NCP); supporting initiatives including the creation, management and dissemination of scientific data and results that contribute to informed public policy making; supporting the work to establish the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS).



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer Payments for Northern Land, Resources and Environmental Management

Start date/End date: This is an ongoing program

Strategic Outcome: Self-reliance, prosperity and well-being for the people and communities of the North

Program Activity: Northern Land, Resources and Environmental Management

Description: The Northern Land, Resources and Environmental Management Program Activity supports The North Strategic Outcome. It focuses on the management, sustainable development and regulatory oversight of the land, water, natural resources, and environment of the North, delivering on the Department's role as the Government of Canada's natural resource manager North of 60º. This program activity involves: managing oil and gas resources development; supporting the sustainable management of active mineral exploration and development; supporting the sound management of contaminated sites and of land and water in the North; and ensuring the identification of territorial land use zones for conservation, development and other uses. Northerners and Canadians will benefit from economic opportunities and sustainable development.

Expected results: A more predictable and timely regulatory regime in the North; Environmental assessment processes are effective in identifying potential impacts and mitigation measures.

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Planned Spending
2013-2014
Planned Spending
2014-2015
Grants
Total Grants 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Contributions
Transfer Payments to the Government of Yukon for the care and maintenance, remediation and management of the closure of contaminated sites in Yukon 16.7 30.6 29.8 0.0
Contribution for promoting the safe use, development, conservation and protection of the North's natural resources 23.0 20.4 19.2 17.9
Transfer Payments to the Government of Yukon for the remediation of the Marwell Tar Pit Site to support the Contaminated Sites Program 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.1
Total Contributions 39.8 51.1 49.3 17.9
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 39.8 51.1 49.3 17.9

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

Evaluation Profile: In line with the Treasury Board's Policy on Evaluation (2009) and Policy on Transfer Payments (2008), the AANDC Five-Year Plan for Evaluation and Performance Measurement Strategies provides for full evaluation coverage of all departmental spending and grants and contributions administered by the Department over a five year cycle. The plan is designed to ensure that the results of an evaluation or review of the relevance and performance of these Transfer Payments are available for consideration in decision-making and that appropriate and timely action is taken in response to recommendations. Where appropriate, AANDC will recommend the continuation, amendment or termination of the terms and conditions for these programs.

General Targeted Recipient Group: Northerners

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: This program activity involves: managing oil and gas resources development; supporting the sustainable management of active mineral exploration and development; supporting the sound management of contaminated sites and of land and water in the North; and ensuring the identification of territorial land use zones for conservation, development and other uses.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer Payments for Urban Aboriginal Strategy

Start date/End date: This is an ongoing program

Strategic Outcome: Socio-economic well-being of Métis, non-status Indians, and urban Aboriginal people

Program Activity: Urban Aboriginal Strategy

Description: The Urban Aboriginal Strategy Program Activity contributes to the Office of the Federal Interlocutor Strategic Outcome. It supports the self reliance of urban Aboriginal people, and their participation in the economy. It aims to enhance the knowledge, skills and capacity of urban Aboriginal people to pursue social and economic opportunities; and it provides a vehicle by which the federal government can work 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. Ultimately, the self reliance of urban Aboriginal people, and their participation in the economy, will help strengthen Canada's economy as a whole.

Expected results: Urban Aboriginal people have the knowledge, skills and support to pursue social and economic opportunities.

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Planned Spending
2013-2014
Planned Spending
2014-2015
Grants
Total Grants 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Contributions
Urban Aboriginal Strategy 9.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions 9.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 9.9 0.0 0.0 0.0

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

Evaluation Profile: In line with the Treasury Board's Policy on Evaluation (2009) and Policy on Transfer Payments (2008), the AANDC Five-Year Plan for Evaluation and Performance Measurement Strategies provides for full evaluation coverage of all departmental spending and grants and contributions administered by the Department over a five year cycle. The plan is designed to ensure that the results of an evaluation or review of the relevance and performance of these Transfer Payments are available for consideration in decision-making and that appropriate and timely action is taken in response to recommendations. Where appropriate, AANDC will recommend the continuation, amendment or termination of the terms and conditions for these programs.

General Targeted Recipient Group: Aboriginal

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: This program activity aims to enhance the knowledge, skills and capacity of urban Aboriginal people to pursue social and economic opportunities; and it provides a vehicle by which the federal government can work with other governments, community organizations and Aboriginal people to support (financially and through other means) projects that respond to local priorities.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer Payments for Métis and Non-Status Indian Organizational Capacity Development

Start date/End date: This is an ongoing program

Strategic Outcome: Socio-economic well-being of Métis, non-status Indians, and urban Aboriginal people

Program Activity: Transfer Payments for Métis and Non-Status Indian Organizational Capacity Development

Description: The Métis and Non-Status Indian Organizational Capacity Development program activity contributes to the Office of the Federal Interlocutor Strategic Outcome. This program activity aims to enhance the capacity, legitimacy, stability and democratic accountability of Métis and non-status Indian organizations to: represent their members; advocate within government on their key issues; and to build and expand partnerships with federal and provincial governments and with the private sector. The objective is to enhance the capacity of these organizations to find practical ways to improve the self-reliance, and social and economic conditions of Métis, non-status Indians and off-reserve Aboriginal people so that ultimately they can better realize their full potential within Canadian society.

Expected results: The Metis National Council (MNC) and the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP), and their representative provincial affiliates, are stable, democratically accountable and have the organizational capacity to represent their members' interests.

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Planned Spending
2013-2014
Planned Spending
2014-2015
Grants
Total Grants 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Contributions
Contributions to support the basic organizational capacity of representative Aboriginal organizations 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.6
Federal Interlocutor's Contribution Payments 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5
Total Contributions 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.1
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.1

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

Evaluation Profile: In line with the Treasury Board's Policy on Evaluation (2009) and Policy on Transfer Payments (2008), the AANDC Five-Year Plan for Evaluation and Performance Measurement Strategies provides for full evaluation coverage of all departmental spending and grants and contributions administered by the Department over a five year cycle. The plan is designed to ensure that the results of an evaluation or review of the relevance and performance of these Transfer Payments are available for consideration in decision-making and that appropriate and timely action is taken in response to recommendations. Where appropriate, AANDC will recommend the continuation, amendment or termination of the terms and conditions for these programs.

General Targeted Recipient Group: Métis and Non-Status Indian

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: This program activity aims to enhance the capacity, legitimacy, stability and democratic accountability of Métis and non-status Indian organizations to: represent their members; advocate within government on their key issues; and to build and expand partnerships with federal and provincial governments and with the private sector.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer Payments for Métis Rights Management

Start date/End date: This is an ongoing program

Strategic Outcome: Socio-economic well-being of Métis, non-status Indians, and urban Aboriginal people

Program Activity: Métis Rights Management

Description: The Métis Rights Management Program Activity contributes to the Office of the Federal Interlocutor Strategic Outcome. This program aims to help reconcile Métis Aboriginal rights within the Canadian Federation in response to the 2003 Supreme Court Powley decision, which affirmed that Métis hold section 35 Aboriginal rights under the Canadian Constitution. The program works with representative Aboriginal organizations that have substantial Métis membership numbers to develop objectively verifiable membership systems for Métis members and harvesters [Note 1] in accordance with the Supreme Court's direction. Working with willing provinces and representative Métis organizations to build common understanding in respect of Métis Aboriginal rights, activities such as the support for Métis membership, will assist in the reconciliation of Métis Aboriginal rights within the Canadian Federation in a collaborative and practical manner.

Expected results: Métis Aboriginal rights are reconciled within the Canadian federation.

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Planned Spending
2013-2014
Planned Spending
2014-2015
Grants
Total Grants 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Contributions
Federal Interlocutor's Contribution Payments 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0
Total Contributions 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0
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

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

Evaluation Profile: In line with the Treasury Board's Policy on Evaluation (2009) and Policy on Transfer Payments (2008), the AANDC Five-Year Plan for Evaluation and Performance Measurement Strategies provides for full evaluation coverage of all departmental spending and grants and contributions administered by the Department over a five year cycle. The plan is designed to ensure that the results of an evaluation or review of the relevance and performance of these Transfer Payments are available for consideration in decision-making and that appropriate and timely action is taken in response to recommendations. Where appropriate, AANDC will recommend the continuation, amendment or termination of the terms and conditions for these programs.

General Targeted Recipient Group: Métis

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: The program works with representative Aboriginal organizations that have substantial Métis membership numbers to develop objectively verifiable membership systems for Métis members and harvesters in accordance with the Supreme Court's direction.

Footnotes

  1. Harvesters is a term used in the context of those people who hunt, fish, trap and gather for personal use. (return to source paragraph)
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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)




Name of Transfer Payment Program: AgriInsurance program (Statutory)

Start date: April 1, 2008

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2008-09 (Terms and conditions approved)

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

Program Activity: Business Risk Management

Description:
The AgriInsurance program is one of the core pillars of the business risk management suite available to producers under Growing Forward. Funding delivered through AgriInsurance is non-repayable.

AgriInsurance (formerly the Production Insurance program), aims 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 Act (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 and Targets:

  1. Value of insured production compared to the total value of all agricultural products eligible for insurance. Target is 60%.
  2. Value of agricultural products eligible for insurance compared to the value of all agricultural products. Target is 85%.
  3. Producers feel that AgriInsurance provides effective insurance to mitigate production losses. Target more than 70% of surveyed producers.
  4. Operational documents ready for provincial review within a turn-around time of 30 days. Target is 80%.
  5. Provincial program proposals processed within a turn-around time of 30 days. Target is 90%.
  6. Provincial claims processed within a turn-around time of 30 calendar days or 20 business days. Target is 80%.
  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Program Activity: Business Risk Management
Total Grants - - - -
Total Contributions 452.0 410.0 410.0 410.0
Total Transfer Payment Program 452.0 410.0 410.0 410.0

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2007-08 (Evaluation of predecessor program "Production Insurance")

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2012-13 (Evaluation)

General Targeted Recipient Group: For-profit and Other levels of government (Provincial)

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:
Business Risk Management programs are being marketed to producers as a package. At the beginning of each calendar year prior to the deadlines for program sign-up, information sessions, direct mail and advertising are used to promote the advantages of each program and how the programs work together to help producers manage the business risks of farming. A second campaign takes place each fall prior to important deadlines for submitting program information. The fall campaign includes direct mail and public notices. The program web site, toll-free number, and media relations will support the promotional campaigns.

AAFC works with provinces and with third party delivery agencies to ensure a coordinated communications approach and to ensure federal identity on cost-shared programs. The department continues to build on the program web sites as a key source of program information and on options for emailing information to program clients in order to reduce paper burden on producers and to support Government of Canada goals with respect to paper reduction. The communication strategy complies with the Official Languages Act requirements.

Note:
Forecast Spending 2011-12 reflects the authorized funding levels to the end of the fiscal year 2011-12 (not necessarily forecast expenditures). Planned Spending reflects funds already brought into the Department's reference levels as well as amounts to be authorized through the Estimates process (for the 2012-13 through to 2014-15 planning years) as presented in the Annual Reference Level Update.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: AgriInvest program (Statutory)

Start date: December 19, 2007

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2007-08 (Terms and conditions approved)

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

Program Activity: Business Risk Management

Description:
The AgriInvest program is one of the core pillars of the business risk management suite available to producers under Growing Forward. Funding delivered through AgriInvest is non-repayable.

AgriInvest allows producers to self-manage, through producer-government funded savings accounts, the first 15 percent of their margin losses for a production year and/or make investments to reduce on-farm risks or increase farm revenues. 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/territorial governments. AgriInvest provides coverage for smaller income declines, while AgriStability, another program in the suite of Business Risk Management programs, 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.

Authorities for the program include Section 4 of the Farm Income Protection Act, as well as Growing Forward: A Federal-Provincial-Territorial Framework Agreement on Agriculture, Agri-Food and Agri-Based Products Policy and Federal/Provincial/Territorial Agreement with respect to AgriStability and AgriInvest.

For more information, visit the following websites:
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 and Targets:

  • Percentage of AgriInvest producers receiving AgriStability payments and making withdrawals from their AgriInvest saving accounts. Target is at least 60% of AgriInvest producers.
  • 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 surveyed.
  • Timeliness of application processing to issuance of deposit notice - Percentage processed within 45 days. Target is 80%.
  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Program Activity: Business Risk Management
Total Grants 139.4 131.4 131.4 131.4
Total Contributions 20.1 29.0 29.0 29.0
Total Transfer Payment Program 159.5 160.4 160.4 160.4

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: Not applicable

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Not applicable

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2011-12 (Evaluation of Income Stability Tools for AgriInvest)

General Targeted Recipient Group: For-profit and Other levels of government (Provincial)

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:
Business Risk Management programs are being marketed to producers as a package. At the beginning of each calendar year prior to the deadlines for program sign-up, information sessions, direct mail and advertising are used to promote the advantages of each program and how the programs work together to help producers manage the business risks of farming. A second campaign takes place each fall prior to important deadlines for submitting program information. The fall campaign includes direct mail and public notices. The program web site, toll-free number, and media relations will support the promotional campaigns.

AAFC works with provinces and with third party delivery agencies to ensure a coordinated communications approach and to ensure federal identity on cost-shared programs. The department continues to build on the program web sites as a key source of program information and on options for emailing information to program clients in order to reduce paper burden on producers and to support Government of Canada goals with respect to paper reduction. The communication strategy complies with the Official Languages Act requirements. AAFC also works with the National Program Advisory Committee to engage its producers.

Notes:
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.

Forecast Spending 2011-12 reflects the authorized funding levels to the end of the fiscal year 2011-12 (not necessarily forecast expenditures). Planned Spending reflects funds already brought into the Department's reference levels as well as amounts to be authorized through the Estimates process (for the 2012-13 through to 2014-15 planning years) as presented in the Annual Reference Level Update.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: AgriStability program (Statutory)

Start date: December 19, 2007

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs:
2007-08 (previous Business Risk Management (BRM) programs terms and conditions extended)
2008-09 (AgriStability terms and conditions approved)

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

Program Activity: Business Risk Management

Description:
The AgriStability program is one of the core pillars of the business risk management suite available to producers under Growing Forward. Funding delivered through AgriStability is non-repayable.

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% 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% 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). AgriStability assists producers in managing large losses. AgriInvest, another program in the suite of BRM programs, provides coverage for smaller income declines.

Authorities for the program include Section 4 of the Farm Income Protection Act, as well as Growing Forward: A Federal-Provincial-Territorial Framework Agreement on Agriculture, Agri-Food and Agri-Based Products Policy and Federal/Provincial/Territorial Agreement with respect to AgriStability and AgriInvest.

AgriStability Website

Expected Results:
The short-term impacts of larger income losses (losses of over 15 percent relative to their historical reference margin) are mitigated.

Performance Indicators and Targets:

  • Participants' farm market revenues compared to total farm market revenues for the industry. Target - 75% of farm market revenues are covered by the program.
  • Participants' production margin with payments compared to reference margin. Target - Program payments bring producer's margin up to 65% of reference margin on average (for producers receiving a payment).
  • Timeliness of final application processing: Percentage of applications processed within 75 days. Target is 75%.
  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Program Activity: Business Risk Management
Total Grants 95.5 90.0 90.0 90.0
Total Contributions 501.0 500.0 500.0 500.0
Total Transfer Payment Program 596.5 590.0 590.0 590.0

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: Not applicable

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Not applicable

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2011-12 (Evaluation of Income Stability Tools for AgriStability)

General Targeted Recipient Group: For-profit and Other levels of government (Provincial)

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:
Business Risk Management programs are being marketed to producers as a package. At the beginning of each calendar year prior to the deadlines for program sign-up, information sessions, direct mail and advertising are used to promote the advantages of each program and how the programs work together to help producers manage the business risks of farming. A second campaign takes place each fall prior to important deadlines for submitting program information. The fall campaign includes direct mail and public notices. The program web site, toll-free number, and media relations will support the promotional campaigns.

AAFC works with provinces and with third party delivery agencies to ensure a coordinated communications approach and to ensure federal identity on cost-shared programs. The department continues to build on the program web sites as a key source of program information and on options for emailing information to program clients in order to reduce paper burden on producers and to support Government of Canada goals with respect to paper reduction. The communication strategy complies with the Official Languages Act requirements.
AAFC also works with the National Program Advisory Committee to engage its producers.

Notes:
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.

Forecast Spending 2011-12 reflects the authorized funding levels to the end of the fiscal year 2011-12 (not necessarily forecast expenditures). Planned Spending reflects funds already brought into the Department's reference levels as well as amounts to be authorized through the Estimates process (for the 2012-13 through to 2014-15 planning years) as presented in the Annual Reference Level Update.



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

Start date: June 27, 2005

End date: March 31, 2015

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs:
2005-06 (Terms and conditions approved)
2010-11 (Terms and conditions amended)

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

Program Activity: Trade and Market Development

Description:
The purpose of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association Legacy Fund is to support the Canadian beef sector to develop markets for beef cattle, beef cattle genetics, beef and beef products in a post-bovine spongiform encephalopathy environment. A grant 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 and beef product values.

Performance Indicators:

  • Change in consumer recognition and perceptions of Canadian beef and beef products (measured by consumer surveys and benchmark studies);
  • Increase in total beef export volumes to key markets; and
  • Change in international and target country market share.
  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Program Activity: Trade and Market Development
Total Grants 5.0 5.0 2.6 -
Total Contributions - - - -
Total Transfer Payment Program 5.0 5.0 2.6 -

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: Not applicable

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Not applicable

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2015-16 (Evaluation - Independent Third-Party)

General Targeted Recipient Group: Non-profit

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:
The one single recipient for this grant is engaged through teleconferences, site visits or other outreach and project assessment and monitoring.

Notes:
Forecast Spending 2011-12 reflects the authorized funding levels to the end of the fiscal year 2011-12 (not necessarily forecast expenditures). Planned Spending reflects funds already brought into the Department's reference levels as well as amounts to be authorized through the Estimates process (for the 2012-13 through to 2014-15 planning years) as presented in the Annual Reference Level Update.

After 2011-12, it is expected that approximately $7.6 million of the total $50 million authorized will be available for the remaining years of the program. Planned Spending will be adjusted in the future once annual forecasts become available.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contribution in support of the Agricultural Greenhouse Gas program (AGGP) (Voted)

Start date: September 1, 2010

End date: August 31, 2015

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2010-11 (Terms and conditions approved)

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

Program Activity: On-Farm Action

Description:
AGGP is a program to develop and transfer knowledge to help farmers mitigate Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. The focus is on both science and knowledge creation, and on knowledge and technology transfer activities. The objective of the AGGP is to enhance the understanding and accessibility of agricultural technologies, Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) and processes that can be adopted by farmers to mitigate GHG emissions in Canada. The main priority issue areas include: livestock, crops, agroforestry and agricultural water-use efficiency. Eligible recipients must be legal entities and capable of entering into legally binding agreements and must demonstrate a capacity to achieve results consistent with the accountability framework as well as criteria specific to each program or initiative.

Expected Results:

  • Increased knowledge by farmers about GHG mitigation BMPs and technologies; and
  • Increased adoption by farmers of GHG mitigation BMPs and technologies.

Performance Indicators:

  • Number of farmers with an increased level of understanding of GHG mitigation BMPs and technologies;
  • Number of farmers adopting GHG mitigation practices;
  • Number of new BMPs demonstrated through field days and workshops;
  • Number of technologies developed, verified and validated; and
  • Number of methodologies and approaches developed.
  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Program Activity: On-Farm Action
Total Grants - - - -
Total Contributions 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4
Total Transfer Payment Program 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: Not applicable

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Not applicable

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2015-16 (Evaluation)

General Targeted Recipient Group: Non-profit, For-profit, Other levels of government (Provincial, Territorial and Municipal) and Aboriginal

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:
AGGP presents an opportunity to highlight the government's participation in a major international agricultural research initiative for the reduction of GHG emissions, and is a central element of this plan. AAFC communications focus on activities that generate benefits to the agricultural sector as well as to Canadians in the area of agricultural environmental sustainability. As this initiative was announced at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen on December 16, 2009 by Minister Prentice, AAFC communications build on that announcement and focus on priorities within the Global Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases and the AGGP.

AAFC communications effort includes ministerial participation in the form of news conferences or news releases as well as partnership opportunities with Environment Canada and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade to exploit international presence for Canada.

Note:
Forecast Spending 2011-12 reflects the authorized funding levels to the end of the fiscal year 2011-12 (not necessarily forecast expenditures). Planned Spending reflects funds already brought into the Department's reference levels as well as amounts to be authorized through the Estimates process (for the 2012-13 through to 2014-15 planning years) as presented in the Annual Reference Level Update.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contribution payments for the ecoAgriculture Biofuels Capital Initiative (Voted)

Start date: March 29, 2007

End date: March 31, 2013

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2010-11 (Terms and conditions amended)

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

Program Activity: Science, Innovation and Adoption

Description:
The ecoAgriculture Biofuels Capital initiative (ecoABC) is a six-year, 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 through domestic production. The contributions delivered by the program are repayable.

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 percent of the gasoline pool by 2010 and 2 percent in diesel and heating oil by 2012 through domestic production.

Specific results include:

  • New biofuels facilities are built;
  • Increased (domestic) biofuels production capacity;
  • Broadened economic base of communities where facilities are built; and
  • Increased and diversified off-farm revenues for producers.

Performance Indicators:

  • Number of new facilities built or expanded for renewable fuels (8-12 facilities);
  • Change in annual production capacity of biofuels by funded facilities (overall increase in production of 1 billion to 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 million to $12 million annually).
  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Program Activity: Science, Innovation and Adoption
Total Grants - - - -
Total Contributions 23.9 48.4 - -
Total Transfer Payment Program 23.9 48.4 - -

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2010-11 (Evaluation)

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: Not applicable

General Targeted Recipient Group: Non-profit and For-profit

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:
Web presence exists and AAFC staff continue to engage clients as issues arise through site visits and/or telephone/electronic communications.

Note:
Forecast Spending 2011-12 reflects the authorized funding levels to the end of the fiscal year 2011-12 (not necessarily forecast expenditures). Planned Spending reflects funds already brought into the Department's reference levels as well as amounts to be authorized through the Estimates process (for the 2012-13 through to 2014-15 planning years) as presented in the Annual Reference Level Update.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contribution payments for the control of diseases in the hog industry - Phase 2 (Voted)

Start date: September 4, 2008

End date: March 31, 2013

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2011-12 (Terms and conditions amended)

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

Description:
The overarching goal of the Initiative for the Control of Diseases in the Hog Industry (CDHI) is to improve the health of the Canadian hog herd, which will help sustain the long-term viability and profitability of the sector. Phase 2 of the CDHI is a mid to long-term strategy to establish the foundation of a risk management framework for the Canadian hog sector. It is aimed at developing the capacities and structures within the hog industry to achieve long-term health and stability of the Canadian hog herd. This phase of the program is being delivered by the industry-led Canadian Swine Health Board (CSHB). CSHB is responsible for:

  • The development of a national biosecurity and best management practices standard for the industry;
  • The funding of research relative to circovirus and the establishment of a structure to facilitate and coordinate research on this and other emerging diseases; and
  • The establishment of long-term risk-management solutions to help the industry mitigate the impacts of new and emerging diseases.

Funding under the CDHI is non-repayable.

Control of Diseases in the Hog Industry

Expected Results:
CDHI is intended to create a foundation for a structured swine health risk management framework that 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 to be achieved by March 31, 2013:

  • Implementation of a National Biosecurity Best Management Practices Standard for the sector;
  • Number of post doctorate fellowships set up across Canada to undertake research projects that contribute to the stability of the sector;
  • A study completed to determine the feasibility of a hog mortability insurance as a long term risk management solution established by industry that contributes to prosperity.
  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Program Activity: Food Safety and Biosecurity Risk Management Systems
Total Grants - - - -
Total Contributions 15.4 8.9 - -
Total Transfer Payment Program 15.4 8.9 - -

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: Not applicable

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Not applicable

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014-15 (Evaluation)

General Targeted Recipient Group: Non-profit and For-profit

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:
This program has a single recipient, the Canadian Swine Health Board. AAFC has two liaison officers on the Board of Directors. There is also a joint planning session that takes place every year where Departmental officials meet with CSHB officials and industry stakeholders to discuss last year results and discuss the work plan for the upcoming year.

Note:
Forecast Spending 2011-12 reflects the authorized funding levels to the end of the fiscal year 2011-12 (not necessarily forecast expenditures). Planned Spending reflects funds already brought into the Department's reference levels as well as amounts to be authorized through the Estimates process (for the 2012-13 through to 2014-15 planning years) as presented in the Annual Reference Level Update.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions for rural and co-operatives development (Voted)

Start date: April 1, 2009

End date: March 31, 2013

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2009-10 (Terms and conditions approved)

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

Program Activity: Rural and Co-operatives Development

Description:
The programming for Rural and Co-operatives Development covers the following:

Canada's Rural Partnership (CRP), whose objective is to support local, regional, and national stakeholders to develop collaborative activities that contribute to the engagement, knowledge development and knowledge transfer activities to address barriers to rural competitiveness, innovation and amenities development.

Co-operative Development Initiative (CDI) which provides support for the development, innovation and growth of co-operatives, by:

  • Providing advisory services and funding innovative co-op projects, delivered by the two national co-operative associations; and
  • Funding research to build knowledge contributing to co-op development.

Expected Results:

Canada's Rural Partnership
Expected Result: 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
Expected Result: 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
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Program Activity: Rural and Co-operatives Development
Total Grants - - - -
Total Contributions 7.5 7.5 - -
Total Transfer Payment Program 7.5 7.5 - -

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation:

Canada's Rural Partnership: 2007-08 (Assessment)

Co-operative Development Initiative: 2006-07 (Mid-Term Evaluation)

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A):

Canada's Rural Partnership: Continuation

Co-operative Development Initiative: Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014-15 (Evaluation)

General Targeted Recipient Group: Non-profit, Other levels of government (Provincial, Territorial and Municipal) and Other (Co-operatives, Universities and Colleges)

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:
All information on the program is available on the Web for Canada's Rural Partnership and the Co-operative Development Initiative. The information posted includes program guides, application forms and various information related to the delivery of the program. Also, other activities are undertaken on a regular basis including support to applicants and recipients to meet the requirements of the program; this is done using various communication tools - phone, meetings, emails, etc.

Recipients are also provided with tools developed internally to assist with the administration of agreements. More specifically for the Co-operative Development Initiative, as its main components are delivered by a third party, which has information posted on the Web, regular meetings and online assistance are used to support the delivery agent.

Note:
Forecast Spending 2011-12 reflects the authorized funding levels to the end of the fiscal year 2011-12 (not necessarily forecast expenditures). Planned Spending reflects funds already brought into the Department's reference levels as well as amounts to be authorized through the Estimates process (for the 2012-13 through to 2014-15 planning years) as presented in the Annual Reference Level Update.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions to accelerate the pace of innovation and facilitate the adoption of new technologies (Voted)

Start date: April 1, 2009

End date: March 31, 2013

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs:

Agri-Science Clusters and Science to Support Commercialization of new Agri-Based Products Initiatives: 2009-10 (Terms and conditions approved)

Cost-Shared component: 2008-09 (Terms and conditions approved)

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

Program Activity: Science, Innovation and Adoption

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:

Agri-Science Clusters and Science to Support Commercialization of new Agri-Based Products Initiatives:
Expected Result: Accelerated pace of innovation and new technologies adopted.
Performance Indicator: Percentage increase in number of applied agri-science research and development projects.
Target: 400 percent increase in number of applied agri-science research and development projects by March 2013.

Cost-Shared component:
Expected Result: Accelerated pace of innovation and new technologies adopted.

Performance Indicators:
Number of Agri-innovation Fora organized annually
Target: 20
Number of clients participating in Agri-Innovation Fora
Target: 1,400

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Program Activity: Science, Innovation and Adoption
Total Grants - - - -
Total Contributions 64.4 73.1 - -
Total Transfer Payment Program 64.4 73.1 - -

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation:

Agri-Science Clusters and Science to Support Commercialization of new Agri-Based Products Initiatives: 2011-12 (Meta-Evaluation)

Cost-Shared component: Not applicable

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A):

Agri-Science Clusters and Science to Support Commercialization of new Agri-Based Products Initiatives: Continuation

Cost-Shared component: Not applicable

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation:

Agri-Science Clusters and Science to Support Commercialization of new Agri-Based Products Initiatives: 2013-14 (Evaluation)

Cost-Shared component: 2012-13 (Meta-Evaluation)

General Targeted Recipient Group:

Agri-Science Clusters and Science to Support Commercialization of new Agri-Based Products Initiatives: Non-profit and For-profit

Cost-Shared component: Non-profit, For-profit, Other levels of government (Provincial and Territorial) and Aboriginal

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

Agri-Science Clusters and Science to Support Commercialization of new Agri-Based Products Initiatives: Applicants and recipients are engaged through web presence, videoconferences, teleconferences, site visits or other outreach and project assessment and monitoring.

Cost-Shared component: Provinces and territories design and deliver cost-shared programming and thus identify the most appropriate tools to engage applicants and recipients. Methods may include websites, advertising, brochures, etc.

Note:
Forecast Spending 2011-12 reflects the authorized funding levels to the end of the fiscal year 2011-12 (not necessarily forecast expenditures). Planned Spending reflects funds already brought into the Department's reference levels as well as amounts to be authorized through the Estimates process (for the 2012-13 through to 2014-15 planning years) as presented in the Annual Reference Level Update.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions to enable competitive enterprises and sectors (Voted)

Start date: April 1, 2009

End date: March 31, 2013

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs:

Business Development program: 2009-10 (Terms and conditions approved)

Cost-Shared component: 2008-09 (Terms and conditions approved)

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

Program Activity: Agri-Business Development

Description:
Business Development program 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: Improved business management knowledge and skills; increased adoption of beneficial management practices; and increased realization of business goals.

Business Development program:
Performance Indicator:
Percentage of participating businesses in Agri-Business Development activities meeting their career/business goals.
Target: 55 percent of participants will be meeting their business and career goals. This target will be met by March 2013.

Cost-Shared component:
Performance Indicators:
Number of clients reached (i.e. young or new entrants, First Nation clients, sub-sectors in transition, others)
Target: 27,529

Percentage of participants improving their skills and knowledge
Target: 70

Percentage of participants adopting Best Management Practices (BMPs)
Target: 55

Percentage of participating clients meeting their business and/or career goals
Target: 55

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Program Activity: Agri-Business Development
Total Grants - - - -
Total Contributions 37.0 26.6 - -
Total Transfer Payment Program 37.0 26.6 - -

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation:

Business Development program: 2009-10 (Evaluation of predecessor initiative "Renewal")

Cost-Shared component: Not applicable

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A):

Business Development program: Continuation

Cost-Shared component: Not applicable

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation:

Business Development program: 2015-16 (Evaluation)

Cost-Shared component: 2012-13 (Meta-Evaluation)

General Targeted Recipient Group:

Business Development program: Non-profit

Cost-Shared component: Non-profit, For-profit, Other levels of government (Provincial and Territorial) and Aboriginal

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

Business Development program: Information on AAFC Growing Forward's programs including Business Development is available on AAFC's Website. This includes information on consultation/engagement sessions with stakeholders; announcements and news releases on activities and initiatives under both components of Business Development program.

Cost-Shared component: Provinces and territories design and deliver cost-shared programming and thus identify the most appropriate tools to engage applicants and recipients. Methods may include websites, advertising, brochures, etc.

Note:
Forecast Spending 2011-12 reflects the authorized funding levels to the end of the fiscal year 2011-12 (not necessarily forecast expenditures). Planned Spending reflects funds already brought into the Department's reference levels as well as amounts to be authorized through the Estimates process (for the 2012-13 through to 2014-15 planning years) as presented in the Annual Reference Level Update.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions to enhance the safety and security of Canada's food system (Voted)

Start date: April 1, 2009

End date: March 31, 2013

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2008-09 (Terms and conditions approved)

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

Description:
Programming for the Contributions to enhance the safety and security of Canada's food system is comprised of the following components, which provide non-repayable contributions:

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 (HACCP) 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 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 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.

Food Safety Cost-Shared Programs are aligned with the Federally Attributed Programs and support provinces and territories in efforts to improve producer and processor awareness and knowledge of food safety risks and systems, and to assist producers and processors in implementing food safety activities that would increase the sector's ability to manage food safety risks.

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 (CFIA) for recognition. Government-recognized on-farm food safety programs are technically based on the internationally accepted food safety control system known as HACCP.
Performance Indicator: Number of organizations that submit to CFIA for recognition.
Targets: On-Farm target is six organizations and Post-Farm is seven 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.

Cost-Shared component
Expected Result: Increased implementation by producers of food safety activities
Performance Indicators:
Number of on-farm individuals participating in outreach session
Target: 4,732
Number of on-farm participants having implemented food safety activities
Target: 3,152

Expected Result: Increased sector's capability to manage the food safety risks associated with food processing
Performance Indicators:
Number of post farm individuals participating in outreach session
Target: 808
Number of non-registered food processing enterprises having implemented food safety activities
Target: 331

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Program Activity: Food Safety and Biosecurity Risk Management Systems
Total Grants - - - -
Total Contributions 22.4 13.0 - -
Total Transfer Payment Program 22.4 13.0 - -

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: Not applicable

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Not applicable

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation:

Food Safety Systems Development: 2013-14 (Evaluation)

Food Safety Systems Implementation: 2012-13 (Meta-Evaluation)

Cost-Shared component: 2012-13 (Meta-Evaluation)

General Targeted Recipient Group:

Food Safety Systems Development: Non-profit

Food Safety Systems Implementation: For-profit

Cost-Shared component: Non-profit, For-profit, Other levels of government (Provincial and Territorial) and Aboriginal

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

Food Safety Systems Development: Is in its final year and will be accepting applications only until September 30, 2012, a fact well known to our potential applicants, as we have over the past 3 years developed a strong relationship with all the key sectors eligible to apply to our program. We will continue to engage with potential applicants both as part of our day-to-day work as well as through such venues as the CFIA-led food safety recognition process. Awareness building will also continue through the complementary PT programs that fund implementation, at the producer and processor level, of the food safety systems developed nationally.

Food Safety Systems Implementation: Applicants and recipients are engaged through web presence, teleconferences, site visits or other outreach and project assessment and monitoring.

Cost-Shared component: Under Growing Forward, the provinces and territories design and deliver cost-shared programming and thus identify the most appropriate tools to engage applicants and recipients. Methods may include websites, advertising, brochures, etc.

Note:
Forecast Spending 2011-12 reflects the authorized funding levels to the end of the fiscal year 2011-12 (not necessarily forecast expenditures). Planned Spending reflects funds already brought into the Department's reference levels as well as amounts to be authorized through the Estimates process (for the 2012-13 through to 2014-15 planning years) as presented in the Annual Reference Level Update.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions to minimize the occurrence and extent of risk incidents (Voted)

Start date: April 1, 2009

End date: March 31, 2013

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2008-09 (Terms and conditions approved)

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

Description:
Programming for the contributions to minimize the occurrence and extent of risk incidents is comprised of the following components:

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.

Investment in Traceability Industry Infrastructure will enhance the industry's ability to follow the movement of a food through specific stages 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 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.

The Cost-Shared component supports provinces and territories to minimize the occurrence and extent of risk incidents related to food. These programs will increase the capability of producers, processors and related service providers to manage risks effectively and therefore contribute to building a competitive agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector that proactively manages risk.

Expected Results:

Biosecurity Standards Implementation
Expected Result: 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
Expected Result: Increase in the development of industry-led traceability systems.
Performance Indicator: Number of organizations and private entities implementing industry-led traceability systems.
Target: Ten organisations and/or private entities. The date to achieve target is March 31, 2013.

Traceability Enterprise Infrastructure
Expected Result: 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.

Cost-Shared component
Expected Result: Increased capability of producers and related service providers to manage the biosecurity risks at the farm level
Performance Indicator:
Number of on-farm and post-farm businesses or related service providers participating in biosecurity activities by commodity or industry group
Target:1,659
Number of on-farm and post-farm business or related service providers having implemented biosecurity initiatives by commodity or industry group
Target: 784
Number of on-farm and post-farm businesses or related service providers participating in traceability activities by commodity or industry group
Target: 23,150
Number of on-farm and post-farm business or related service providers having implemented traceability initiatives by commodity or industry group
Target: 1,058

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Program Activity: Food Safety and Biosecurity Risk Management Systems
Total Grants - - - -
Total Contributions 39.8 24.8 - -
Total Transfer Payment Program 39.8 24.8 - -

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: Not applicable

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Not applicable

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation:

Biosecurity Standards Implementation and Traceability Enterprise Infrastructure: 2012-13 (Meta-Evaluation)

Traceability Industry Infrastructure: 2013-14 (Evaluation)

Cost-Shared component: 2012-13 (Meta-Evaluation)

General Targeted Recipient Group:

Biosecurity Standards Implementation, Traceability Industry Infrastructure and Traceability Enterprise Infrastructure: Non-profit, For-profit and Aboriginal

Cost-Shared component: Non-profit, For-profit, Other levels of government (Provincial and Territorial) and Aboriginal

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

Biosecurity Standards Implementation, Traceability Industry Infrastructure and Traceability Enterprise Infrastructure: Is in its final year and will be accepting applications only until September 30, 2012, a fact well known to our potential applicants, as we have over the past 3 years developed a strong relationship with all the key sectors eligible to apply to our program. We will continue to engage with potential applicants both as part of our day-to-day work as well as through such venues as the Industry/Government Advisory Committee (IGAC) meetings. Awareness building will also continue through the complementary PT programs that fund implementation, at the producer level, of the traceability infrastructures developed nationally.

Cost-Shared component: Under Growing Forward, the provinces and territories design and deliver cost-shared programming and thus identify the most appropriate tools to engage applicants and recipients. Methods may include websites, advertising, brochures, etc.

Note:
Forecast Spending 2011-12 reflects the authorized funding levels to the end of the fiscal year 2011-12 (not necessarily forecast expenditures). Planned Spending reflects funds already brought into the Department's reference levels as well as amounts to be authorized through the Estimates process (for the 2012-13 through to 2014-15 planning years) as presented in the Annual Reference Level Update.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions to promote environmentally responsible agriculture (Voted)

Start date: April 1, 2009

End date: March 31, 2013

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs:

Promoting Environmentally Responsible Agriculture: 2009-10 (Terms and conditions approved);

Cost-Shared component: 2008-09 (Terms and conditions approved)

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

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

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:

Promoting Environmentally Responsible Agriculture:
Expected Results: Improved agri-environmental risk assessment and planning by agricultural producers.

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

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

Cost-Shared component
Expected Results: An economically and environmentally sustainable sector that responds to and anticipates the demands of society and the marketplace, uses available natural resources sustainably, and is able to adapt to changing environmental conditions.

Performance Indicator: Number of new and updated agri-environmental risk assessments (ERAs)
Target: 39,960

Performance Indicator: Number of on-farm Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) projects completed and paid for
Target: 10,240

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Program Activity: Environmental Knowledge, Technology, Information and Measurement
Total Grants - - - -
Total Contributions 3.6 3.0 - -
Total Environmental Knowledge, Technology, Information and Measurement 3.6 3.0 - -
Program Activity: On-Farm Action
Total Grants - - - -
Total Contributions 66.3 49.7 - -
Total On-Farm Action 66.3 49.7 - -
Total Transfer Payment Program 69.9 52.7 - -

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation:

Promoting Environmentally Responsible Agriculture: Not applicable

Cost-Shared component: Not applicable

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A):

Promoting Environmentally Responsible Agriculture: Not applicable

Cost-Shared component: Not applicable

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation:

Promoting Environmentally Responsible Agriculture: 2014-15 (Evaluation)

Cost-Shared component: 2012-13 (Meta-Evaluation)

General Targeted Recipient Group:

Promoting Environmentally Responsible Agriculture: Non-profit, For-profit, Other levels of government (Provincial, Territorial and Municipal) and Aboriginal

Cost-Shared component: Non-profit, For-profit, Other levels of government (Provincial and Territorial) and Aboriginal

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

Promoting Environmentally Responsible Agriculture: To maximize reach and to ensure targeted and relevant communications, the approach uses a variety of vehicles and provides information in multiple formats. Communication activities are carried out in close collaboration with provinces and territories, and third party delivery agents in order to ensure a consistent and timely dissemination of information. Communication activities include Ministerial event announcements, media pitches, promotional material, i.e., brochures, and, use of electronic media and open houses. Third-party endorsement from industry and academia of the governments' investment in and commitment to environmentally sustainable agriculture are included whenever possible.

Cost-Shared component: Provinces and territories design and deliver cost-shared programming and thus identify the most appropriate tools to engage applicants and recipients. Methods may include websites, advertising, brochures, etc.

Note:
Forecast Spending 2011-12 reflects the authorized funding levels to the end of the fiscal year 2011-12 (not necessarily forecast expenditures). Planned Spending reflects funds already brought into the Department's reference levels as well as amounts to be authorized through the Estimates process (for the 2012-13 through to 2014-15 planning years) as presented in the Annual Reference Level Update.



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

Start date: May 28, 2009

End date: March 31, 2014

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2009-10 (Terms and conditions approved)

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

Program Activity: Science, Innovation and Adoption

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. The program delivers both repayable and non-repayable contributions.

Expected Results:

  • Improved knowledge of solutions/strategies analyzed/tested to address issues/opportunities.
  • Improved knowledge of potential innovative products, processes or technologies.

Performance Indicators:

  • number of projects that analyze/test solutions and strategies to address issues and opportunities.
  • number of projects testing or analyzing innovative products, processes or technologies.
  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Program Activity: Science, Innovation and Adoption
Total Grants - - - -
Total Contributions 28.4 28.4 31.4 -
Total Transfer Payment Program 28.4 28.4 31.4 -

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2009-10 (Evaluation of the predecessor program "Advancing Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food" (ACAAF))

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Amendment

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2013-14 (Evaluation)

General Targeted Recipient Group: Non-profit, For-profit and Aboriginal

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:
There is an annual meeting as well as regular conference calls with the Industry Councils who deliver the program regionally for AAFC. Annual meetings and conference calls are used to share best practices in program administration and to discuss future program directions.

Note:
Forecast Spending 2011-12 reflects the authorized funding levels to the end of the fiscal year 2011-12 (not necessarily forecast expenditures). Planned Spending reflects funds already brought into the Department's reference levels as well as amounts to be authorized through the Estimates process (for the 2012-13 through to 2014-15 planning years) as presented in the Annual Reference Level Update.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions to support the Specified Risk Material Innovation program (Voted)

Start date: June 17, 2010

End date: March 31, 2013

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2010-11 (Terms and conditions approved)

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

Program Activity: Agri-Business Development

Description:
The three-year, up to $40 million Specified Risk Material Innovation Program (being delivered under the name of Slaughter Waste Innovation Program (SWIP)) provides industry with the ability to capitalize on the knowledge, experience and technology advancement gained in dealing with the first three years of the Enhanced Feed Ban (EFB) and to move towards implementing longer term solutions that have the potential to improve the competitiveness of the sector. The objective of SWIP is to support research, development and commercialization or adoption of innovative technologies or processes related to the removal, disposal or use of Specified Risk Material (SRM) to reduce handling costs and to create potential revenue sources from SRM. Contributions delivered through the program are either repayable or non-repayable.

Expected Results:

  • Revenue generation (energy production and co-products) or cost-reduction from SRM removal, disposal or destruction;
  • Increased competitiveness of the beef industry, as a whole, along the value chain due to reduced handling costs and/or new revenues;
  • New knowledge of technologies and processes related to SRM removal, disposal or destruction with wide application and broad benefits domestically and internationally;
  • New capacity and infrastructure for the destruction of prions (infectious agent in a variety of human and non-human neurodegenerative diseases, including bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)) thus contributing to the reduction of human and animal health risks associated with BSE; and
  • Increase in or preservation of regional capacity for SRM removal, disposal or destruction.

Performance Indicators:

  • Amount of funds invested by federally and provincially inspected slaughter plants and other businesses handling SRMs, including rendering plants;
  • Percentage of recipients that reduced their SRM handling, removal or disposal costs and increased revenues from such activities;
  • Share of Canadian beef processing capacity (slaughter plants) with reduced SRM handling, removal and destruction costs; and
  • Share of Canadian beef processing capacity (slaughter plants) with new access to prion deactivation facilities.
  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Program Activity: Agri-Business Development
Total Grants - - - -
Total Contributions 18.9 13.9 - -
Total Transfer Payment Program 18.9 13.9 - -

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: Not applicable

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Not applicable

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2013-14 (Evaluation)

General Targeted Recipient Group: For-profit

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:
Program delivery staff and regional AAFC staff engage clients through site visits, web presence, videoconferences, teleconferences or other outreach and project assessment and monitoring.

Note:
Forecast Spending 2011-12 reflects the authorized funding levels to the end of the fiscal year 2011-12 (not necessarily forecast expenditures). Planned Spending reflects funds already brought into the Department's reference levels as well as amounts to be authorized through the Estimates process (for the 2012-13 through to 2014-15 planning years) as presented in the Annual Reference Level Update.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions to transform Canada's strengths into domestic and global success (Voted) (related funding is found under Grant payments to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (Voted))

Start date: April 1, 2009

End date: March 31, 2013

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs:

AgriMarketing program (AMP): 2008-09 (Terms and conditions approved)

Enabling Research for Competitive Agriculture (ERCA) program: 2009-10 (Terms and conditions approved)

Cost-Shared component: 2008-09 (Terms and conditions approved)

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

Program Activity: Trade and Market Development

Description:
The programming for transforming Canada's Strengths into Domestic and Global Success is composed of the following:

AMP 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.

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.

Market Information and Export Capacity Building initiatives falling under this category aim to perform market analysis on Canada's performance in key markets and emerging countries to aid exporting companies and producers in capitalizing on global market opportunities and trends, and strengthen the capacity of the agriculture and food sector to maintain and enter new foreign markets.

Cost-Shared component supports provincial and territorial efforts to facilitate industry success in global and domestic markets. Through industry-led marketing strategies, a Canada branding strategy, market intelligence and services for exporters and actions to maintain and improve market access, the program will help equip the sector to seize market opportunities and address emerging challenges.

Expected Results:

AMP:

  • 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; and
  • The number of graduate students who graduate from their programs.

ERCA Grant program:

  • 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.

Cost-Shared component:

Expected Result: Increased industry capacity to exploit expanded market access.

As there is no consistency on performance indicators across provinces and territories, below are the cumulative performance targets and results that demonstrate progress achieved under this thematic area at the national level.

Number of events held for agriculture and food sectors
Target: 2 annual Export Readiness events to be held with federal or federal/provincial co-sponsors
Number of clients/businesses that access program
Target: 60 crop and 120 livestock
Number of new products developed
Target: 10 crop and 40 livestock
Number of business assessments completed: financial, HR, or market assessments
Target: 40 crop and 8 livestock
Number of new business models/supply chain alliances developed
Target: 2 crop and 8 livestock
Number of implemented projects that support sector marketing strategies and agriculture awareness strategies
Target: 5
Number of producers implementing on-farm marketing and promotional activities and number of producers that have established farm markets
Target: 15
Number of processors that have implemented marketing strategies
Target: 5
Number of producers that have diversified into agrotourism activities
Target: 5
Number of projects supporting export capacity building
Target: 2
Number of market opportunities investigated and exploited
Target: 1

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Program Activity: Trade and Market Development
Total Grants 0.1 0.1 - -
Total Contributions 23.8 24.1 - -
Total Transfer Payment Program 23.9 24.2 - -

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation:

AMP: Not applicable

ERCA program: Not applicable

Cost-Shared component: Not applicable

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A):

AMP: Not applicable

ERCA program: Not applicable

Cost-Shared component: Not applicable

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation:

AMP: 2012-13 (Evaluation)

ERCA program: 2014-15 (Evaluation)

Cost-Shared component: 2012-13 (Meta-Evaluation)

General Targeted Recipient Group:

AMP: Non-profit, For-profit and International

ERCA Contribution program: Non-profit

ERCA Grant program: International

Cost-Shared component: Non-profit, For-profit, Other levels of government (Provincial and Territorial) and Aboriginal

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

AMP: Has a number of ongoing initiatives to engage recipients, including: an annual call for proposals and recipient meeting in Ottawa, monthly recipient teleconference calls, as well as dedicated program officers who engage recipients on an ongoing, one-on-one basis.

ERCA Contribution program:

  • Annual workshops hosted by each network
  • Annual Planning workshop hosted by AAFC and attended by Network Leads
  • Networks provide AAFC with Annual Reports highlighting their achievements
  • Networks provide AAFC with Annual Financial Reports
  • AAFC & ERCA co-organize along with the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society (CAES) an Annual Policy Conference
  • ERCA members are called on to present policy relevant research to AAFC staff and senior AAFC managers

ERCA Grant program:

  • AAFC staff participate in OECD sponsored programs
  • AAFC has access to OECD policy related research
  • AAFC & OECD undertake collaborative activities on priority issues for Canada

Cost-Shared component: Provinces and territories design and deliver cost-shared programming and thus identify the most appropriate tools to engage applicants and recipients. Methods may include websites, advertising, brochures, etc.

Note:
Forecast Spending 2011-12 reflects the authorized funding levels to the end of the fiscal year 2011-12 (not necessarily forecast expenditures). Planned Spending reflects funds already brought into the Department's reference levels as well as amounts to be authorized through the Estimates process (for the 2012-13 through to 2014-15 planning years) as presented in the Annual Reference Level Update.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions under the Agricultural Innovation program (AIP) (Voted)

Start date: November 3, 2011

End date: March 31, 2013

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2011-12 (Terms and conditions approved)

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

Program Activity: Science, Innovation and Adoption

Description:
AIP provides both non-repayable and repayable contributions, the objectives of which are to accelerate the pace of innovation; facilitate the commercialization and adoption of innovative products, technologies, processes and/or services that will enhance economic growth, productivity and competitiveness of the Canadian agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector; and help the sector capture opportunities in domestic and global markets.

Expected Results:
The expected outcomes of the program are to promote development or advancement of knowledge and technologies for industry uptake towards commercialization, and to enable the agricultural sector to produce, adopt, and commercialize innovative technologies, products, processes and services.

The key performance indicators are:

  • Dollar value of private sector investments, dollar value of government investments;
  • Information items (e.g., publications, reports, patent applications) shared by recipients with AAFC, private investors, or other actors in the field;
  • Number of companies that have established capacity to commercialize, adopted new technologies or modernized;
  • Number of discoveries, technologies generated which lead to: publishing only, or further adaptation/application research;
  • Number and description of innovative products, technologies, processes, and services supported by the program that enter the market.
  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Program Activity: Science, Innovation and Adoption
Total Grants - - - -
Total Contributions 7.1 29.5 - -
Total Transfer Payment Program 7.1 29.5 - -

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: Not applicable

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Not applicable

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: Not applicable

General Targeted Recipient Group: Non-profit, For-profit and Aboriginal

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:
Program delivery staff and regional AAFC staff engage clients through site visits, web presence, videoconferences, teleconferences or other outreach and project assessment and monitoring.

Note:
Forecast Spending 2011-12 reflects the authorized funding levels to the end of the fiscal year 2011-12 (not necessarily forecast expenditures). Planned Spending reflects funds already brought into the Department's reference levels as well as amounts to be authorized through the Estimates process (for the 2012-13 through to 2014-15 planning years) as presented in the Annual Reference Level Update.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Loan guarantees under the Canadian Agricultural Loans Act (CALA) (Statutory) (previously known as Farm Improvement and Marketing Cooperatives Loans Act (FIMCLA))

Start date: June 18, 2009

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: Not applicable

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

Program Activity: Business Risk Management

Description:
The CALA program is a financial loan guarantee program that gives farmers easier access to credit. Under the CALA program, the Government of Canada guarantees loans issued through financial institutions to farmers and agricultural co-operatives. Farmers use these loans to establish, improve and develop farms, while agricultural co-operatives also access loans to process, distribute or market the products of farming.

Expected Results:

  • Provide producers with greater access to affordable credit to make investments in their farm properties:
    Performance Indicator: Number and value of loans provided to farmers and co-operatives
    Target: 2,450 loans registered for approximately $132 million
  • Administer program in a prudent manner:
    Performance Indicator: Default rate
    Target: Default rate under 2 percent
  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Program Activity: Business Risk Management
Total Grants - - - -
Total Contributions 13.1 13.1 13.1 13.1
Total Transfer Payment Program 13.1 13.1 13.1 13.1

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2004-05 (Evaluation of predecessor FIMCLA)

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Amendment

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2013-14 (Evaluation)

General Targeted Recipient Group: For-profit

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:
Two advertising campaigns were launched and program staff regularly attend up to 10 trade shows a year to promote the program.

Note:
Forecast Spending 2011-12 reflects the authorized funding levels to the end of the fiscal year 2011-12 (not necessarily forecast expenditures). Planned Spending reflects funds already brought into the Department's reference levels as well as amounts to be authorized through the Estimates process (for the 2012-13 through to 2014-15 planning years) as presented in the Annual Reference Level Update.



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

Start date: April 25, 1997

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: Not applicable

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

Program Activity: Business Risk Management

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:

  • Expected Result: Provide producers with greater access to credit
    Performance Indicator: Number of producers supplied with advances
    Target: Supplying advances to over 35,000 producers
  • Expected Result: Improved cash flow for producers receiving APP advances
    Performance Indicator: Advance amount accessed
    Target: Achieving an advance amount of approximately $2.5 billion
  • Expected Result: Administer the program in a prudent manner for eligible producers
    Performance Indicator: Default rate
    Target: Achieving a default rate of under 2 percent of the total amount advanced
  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Program Activity: Business Risk Management
Total Grants - - - -
Total Contributions 106.0 94.0 94.0 94.0
Total Transfer Payment Program 106.0 94.0 94.0 94.0

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2011-12 (Evaluation)

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2016-17 (Evaluation)

General Targeted Recipient Group: For-profit

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:
Program officials attend up to 10 trade shows per year.

Note:
Forecast Spending 2011-12 reflects the authorized funding levels to the end of the fiscal year 2011-12 (not necessarily forecast expenditures). Planned Spending reflects funds already brought into the Department's reference levels as well as amounts to be authorized through the Estimates process (for the 2012-13 through to 2014-15 planning years) as presented in the Annual Reference Level Update.



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

Start date: June 18, 2009

End date: March 31, 2014

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2009-10 (Terms and conditions approved)

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

Description:
Agricultural Flexibility Fund (AgriFlexibility) initiatives fall under three project categories or elements:

  • Investments to help reduce the cost of production or improve environmental sustainability;
  • Investments in value-chain innovation and sectoral adaptation; and
  • Investments to address emerging opportunities and challenges.

Contributions delivered under the program are either repayable or non-repayable.

Expected Results:

  • Producers, partners and industry implement actions to improve their environmental practices;
  • Producers, partners and industry implement actions to reduce costs of production;
  • Food safety, biosecurity, traceability and risk management measures are improved;
  • Agri-processors upgrade their capacity (through the modernization of their facilities);
  • 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 positively impacting profitability and competitiveness;
  • Number of food safety plans and programs being developed;
  • Number of agri-processors that upgrade their capacity; the target is 5 for 2012-13.
  • Number of value chains developed; and
  • Number of initiatives addressing significant market issues.
  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Program Activity: Environmental Knowledge, Technology, Information and Measurement
Total Grants - - - -
Total Contributions 0.9 - 1.3 -
Total Environmental Knowledge, Technology, Information and Measurement 0.9 - 1.3 -
Program Activity: On-Farm Action
Total Grants - - - -
Total Contributions 14.3 17.5 9.1 -
Total On-Farm Action 14.3 17.5 9.1 -
Program Activity: Food Safety and Biosecurity Risk Management Systems
Total Grants - - - -
Total Contributions 9.7 13.6 7.1 -
Total Food Safety and Biosecurity Risk Management Systems 9.7 13.6 7.1 -
Program Activity: Trade and Market Development
Total Grants - - - -
Total Contributions 7.6 9.3 4.8 -
Total Trade and Market Development 7.6 9.3 4.8 -
Program Activity: Science, Innovation and Adoption
Total Grants - - - -
Total Contributions 18.2 22.2 10.0 -
Total Science, Innovation and Adoption 18.2 22.2 10.0 -
Program Activity: Agri-Business Development
Total Grants - - - -
Total Contributions 1.4 1.6 0.9  
Total Agri-Business Development 1.4 1.6 0.9 -
Total Transfer Payment Program 52.1 64.2 33.1 -

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: Not applicable

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Not applicable

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2015-16 (Evaluation)

General Targeted Recipient Group: Non-profit, For-profit and Other levels of government (Provincial, Territorial and Municipal)

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:
When the program was launched, a conference call was held with industry groups to provide information on program parameters, including eligible applicants, program principles and criteria. Participants showed a high level of interest. Application materials were sent to all participants. As of January 2011, the AgriFlexibility Fund has been closed to all until further notice, except for AgriProcessing Initiative (API) and Livestock Auction Traceability Initiative (LATI).

Note:
Forecast Spending 2011-12 reflects the authorized funding levels to the end of the fiscal year 2011-12 (not necessarily forecast expenditures). Planned Spending reflects funds already brought into the Department's reference levels as well as amounts to be authorized through the Estimates process (for the 2012-13 through to 2014-15 planning years) as presented in the Annual Reference Level Update.



Disclosure of TPPs under $5 million
Name of TPP Main Objective End Date Type Planned
Spending
2012-13
Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation General Targeted Recipient Group
Note: Planned Spending for 2012-13 reflects funds already brought into the Department's reference levels as well as amounts to be authorized through the Estimates process for 2012-13 as presented in the Annual Reference Level Update.
Agricultural research in universities and other scientific organizations in Canada (Voted) (Program Name: Internationalization of Research and Development (IRD) program) The objective of the IRD Program is to accelerate the pace of innovation by: promoting effective international collaborations to address priorities in agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products research among university and college researchers; and capitalizing on international R&D knowledge and capacity existing in foreign academic, government and industry research institutions and help develop the best qualified personnel needed for the agricultural sector. March 31, 2015 G $999,000 Not applicable Non-profit
Contributions in support of the Assistance to the Pork Industry Initiative (Statutory)
(Program Name: Hog Farm Transition program)
The objective of the Hog Farm Transition Program (HFTP) is to assist the hog sector with an orderly transition to new market realities by providing financial assistance to those producers who agree to cease producing hogs for a minimum 3-year period. March 31, 2014 C $404,500 Not applicable Non-profit
Contributions under the Career Focus program - Youth Employment Strategy (Voted) Under the Youth Employment Strategy, the Career Focus Program helps post-secondary graduates develop advanced work skills and find careers in their field of study. Ongoing C $864,000 2008-09 (Horizontal Summative Evaluation - Human Resources and Skills Development Canada) Non-profit, For-profit, Other levels of government (Provincial, Territorial, and Municipal), Aboriginal and Other (federal Crown corporations found in Schedule III Part II of the Financial Administration Act and comparable provincial crown corporations; Crown corporations listed in Section 85 and Part I of Schedule III to the Financial Administration Act, subject to receiving evidence that the contribution payments will not be paid to finance the ongoing operating or capital requirements of these federal Crown corporations.)
Grants to agencies established under the Farm Products Agencies Act (Statutory) To establish supply managed agencies with powers relating to any farm product or farm products where it is satisfied that majorities are in favour of the establishment of an agency. An agency shall conduct its operations on a self-sustaining financial basis, and grants to an agency, not exceeding in the aggregate one hundred thousand dollars, are to enable the agency to meet initial operating and establishment expenses. Ongoing G $200,000 Not applicable Non-profit
Grants to foreign recipients for participation in international organizations supporting agriculture (Voted) The objective is to provide development opportunities, enhance international cooperation and facilitate exchange of ideas and information among international participants; find solutions to common problems; and influence policy development of other participating countries in agriculture, agri-food, agri-based products and the agri-environment sectors. Ongoing G $673,000 Not applicable International
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Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)




Name of Transfer Payment Program:  Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF) – Voted

Start date:  May 10, 2001

End date:  Ongoing

Fiscal Year for Terms & Conditions:  2009-10

Strategic Outcome:  A competitive Atlantic Canadian economy

Program Activity:  Enterprise Development

Description:  The AIF focuses on research and development (R&D) projects in the areas of natural and applied sciences, social sciences, humanities, arts and culture, where these are explicitly linked to the development and commercialization of technology-based products, processes or services.

Contributions to not-for-profit organizations are non-repayable. Contributions to for-profit businesses to fund R&D projects that involve the commercialization of a product, process, technology or service are repayable, either conditionally or unconditionally.

Expected results:  Key expected results are listed below.

  • increase activity in and build capacity for innovation and R&D, which leads to technologies, products, processes or services that contribute to economic growth in Atlantic Canada (measured by indicators such as the dollar amount invested in AIF R&D projects);
  • increase the capacity for commercialization of R&D outputs (measured by indicators such as the dollar amount invested in commercialization projects and revenues resulting from commercialization);
  • 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 (measured by indicators such as the number of partnerships for technology development and commercialization created); and
  • maximize benefits from national R&D programs (measured by calculating funds invested in AIF projects by other national programs).

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Contributions 54.3  59.9  59.6  59.9 

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation:  2009-10

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A):  Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation:  2013-14

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

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:  It is part of the AIF process to engage potential applicants via technical sessions outlining the AIF program requirements and frequently asked questions. ACOA engages proponents and recipients on a regular basis, either one-on-one or via industry associations.



Name of Transfer Payment Program:  Business Development Program (BDP) – Voted

Start date:  July 25, 1995

End date:  Ongoing

Fiscal Year for Terms & Conditions:  2010-11

Strategic Outcome:  A competitive Atlantic Canadian economy

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

Description:  Through the BDP, ACOA works to create opportunities for economic growth in Atlantic Canada by helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) become more competitive, innovative and productive. The Agency also works with communities to develop and diversify local economies, and champions the strengths of the region in partnership with Atlantic Canadians.

The objectives of the BDP are to:

  • improve the growth and competitiveness of Atlantic SMEs;
  • provide for dynamic and sustainable communities in Atlantic Canada; and
  • provide for policies and programs that strengthen the Atlantic economy.

Contributions to not-for-profit organizations are generally non-repayable, but are conditionally repayable if a project results in what would normally be considered a commercial activity.

In general, contributions to for-profit businesses are repayable, either conditionally or unconditionally. Under some of the BDP’s elements, non-repayable contributions to for-profit businesses may be permitted.

Expected results:  Key expected results under the three program activities are outlined below.

Enterprise Development – Improve growth and competitiveness of Atlantic SMEs through:

  • strengthened Atlantic Canadian innovation and commercialization capacity (measured by indicators such as the amount leveraged per dollar invested by ACOA in innovation projects);
  • enhanced Atlantic Canadian SMEs productivity and growth capacity (measured by indicators such as the percentage of participants in business skills building activities indicating that the activity improved their business skills);
  • increased export activity by SMEs in Atlantic Canada (measured by indicators such as the export sales of ACOA-assisted firms versus that of comparable firms); and
  • expanded foreign direct investment opportunities in Atlantic Canada (measured by indicators such as the number of foreign direct investment transactions completed where ACOA’s human or financial support contributed to bring the project to fruition).

Community Development – Provide for dynamic and sustainable communities for Atlantic Canada through:

  • improved community capacity to identify economic development needs and opportunities (measured by indicators such as the presence of regionally based strategic plans, updated and current); and
  • improved capacity to address economic and business development needs and opportunities (measured by indicators such as the amount leveraged per dollar invested by ACOA’s Community Investment projects).

Policy, Advocacy and Coordination – Provide for policies and programs that strengthen the Atlantic economy through:

  • well-informed policy decisions reflecting opportunities and challenges within the Atlantic region’s economy, while considering enterprise and community development potential (measured by indicators such as the extent to which policy analysis and research, economic analysis and engagement activities are useful and provide input into decision making with respect to Atlantic Canadian regional economic development).

Enterprise Development ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants 0.0  1.0  1.0  1.0 
Total Contributions 89.7  87.9  88.7  88.7 
Total 89.7  88.9  89.7  89.7 

Community Development ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants 0.3  1.0  1.0  1.0 
Total Contributions 32.8  16.5  12.7  12.7 
Total 33.1  17.5  13.7  13.7 

Policy, Advocacy and Coordination ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Contributions 0.3  0.5  0.5  0.5 

Total Transfer Payments 123.1  106.9  103.9  103.9 

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation:  2010-11

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A):  Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation:  2015-16

General Targeted Recipient Group:  Eligible commercial recipients include individuals, sole proprietorships, partnerships, co-operatives, corporate bodies, or Crown corporations that carry out (or are about to carry out) for-profit activities in Atlantic Canada. This does not include a government or individual municipality.

Eligible non-commercial recipients are not-for-profit incorporated entities and may include Crown corporations, provincial governments, municipal governments, not-for-profit organizations owned or controlled by a provincial or municipal government, local economic development associations, or post-secondary educational institutions.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:  ACOA’s Transfer Payment Programs (including the BDP) are designed, delivered and managed in such a way that they remain citizen- and client-focused, relevant to the applicants’ and recipients’ needs, and achieve the expected results for which they are designed. Engaging key stakeholders in discussions for the creation or the review of ACOA’s programming is part of the Agency’s operations. To ensure the ongoing relevance of programming, the Agency solicits feedback from clients and stakeholders on an ongoing basis, whether through information sharing or consultations and collaborations.

In ensuring that the BDP’s elements (business establishment and expansion, innovation, skills development and trade activities) are designed for continuous improvement to support expected outcomes, ACOA will continue to engage the following stakeholders:

  • the business sector;
  • community-based economic development organizations and volunteer groups;
  • universities and colleges;
  • research institutes; and
  • other levels of government, and First Nations communities.

Additionally, BDP information is continuously shared with applicants and recipients through ACOA’s website and outreach events in communities across Atlantic Canada.

In 2010-11, the Agency consulted its applicants and clients through a satisfaction survey. The survey provided information to the Agency on the importance of various service features and on priorities for improvement. Action will be undertaken to address the priorities for improvement with regard to the BDP.



Name of Transfer Payment Program:  Community Futures (CF) – Voted

Start date:  May 18, 1995

End date:  Ongoing

Fiscal Year for Terms & Conditions:  2009-10

Strategic Outcome:  A competitive Atlantic Canadian economy

Program Activity:  Community Development

Description:  The CF program’s purpose is to help communities develop and implement local solutions to local problems. It provides non-repayable contributions to CF organizations (CFOs), also known in Atlantic Canada as Community Business Development Corporations (CBDCs). The CBDCs collaborate with partners and stakeholders to assess their situation and develop strategies to meet their needs. They provide financial and technical support to social and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in rural areas. CBDCs manage over 6,700 loans to rural businesses, totalling over $223 million in investments. Since April 1, 2011, the CBDCs have modernized their suite of loans products with offerings that now include products for Youth, First-Time Entrepreneur, General Business, Innovation and Social Enterprise. More information on services provided through the CBDCs can be found on ACOA’s website.

Expected results:  The ultimate outcomes under the CF program are listed below.

  • Economic stability, growth and job creation (measured by employment growth variance within CFO regions)
  • Diversified and competitive local rural economies (measured by the percentage of businesses funded by industry and the percentage of employed persons working in various industry sectors)
  • Economically sustainable communities (measured by the survival rate variance of rural businesses)

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Contributions 12.4  12.6  12.6  12.6 

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation:  2009-10

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A):  Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation:  2014-15

General Targeted Recipient Group:  Eligible recipients under the CF program are CFOs (being legally incorporated non-profit organizations authorized by the minister responsible for the CF program to constitute a community for participation under the CF program), as well as any special-purpose, provincial, regional or national association of CFOs. This includes incorporated non-profit entities approved by the minister responsible for the CF program to pool investment resources of existing CFOs.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:  The Agency will continue to engage with and align its support to the CBDC network as part of the implementation of the Community Futures of Tomorrow (CFoT) concept. This will maximize all resources available, including the funds provided by the CF program. To this end, a CFoT Oversight Committee was established to oversee the implementation of the CFoT model. With a view to maintaining the long-term viability of the CF program, the committee acts as a governance body by ensuring that the model’s objectives are being managed collaboratively among individual CBDCs, the Atlantic Association of CBDCs, and ACOA. As part of ACOA’s due diligence processes and its accountability to Parliament, the Agency has a responsibility to ensure that appropriate governance practices are in place with respect to organizations to which it provides operational support. ACOA will be leading a collaborative process with the CBDC network to establish a common governance framework and the establishment of appropriate minimum standards. Governance improvements will centre around the following priority areas: 1) strengthened conflict-of-interest provisions so they apply to both employees and volunteer board members; 2) appropriate measures to ensure adequate board rotation; 3) transparency and open processes for board appointments; and 4) composition of CBDC boards that include representation from local economic stakeholders.

ACOA will continue to work with the other federal regional development agencies, the Community Futures Network of Canada (CFNC) and the Atlantic CBDCs to increase integrity, consistency and the collection of performance results and will implement the CF program performance measurement strategy. In collaboration with other federal government departments responsible for the management of the program, ACOA will present the initial performance results in 2012-13 and will continue to engage the CFNC in refining the collection and use of performance information needed by all stakeholders, including the CBDCs.



Name of Transfer Payment Program:  Innovative Communities Fund (ICF) – Voted

Start date:  April 1, 2005

End date:  Ongoing

Fiscal Year for Terms & Conditions:  2009-10

Strategic Outcome:  A competitive Atlantic Canadian economy

Program Activity:  Community Development

Description:  The ICF is designed to make non-repayable contributions to strategic projects that build the economies of Atlantic Canada's communities. The ICF focuses on investments that lead to long-term employment and economic capacity building in rural communities. Urban initiatives that stimulate the competitiveness and vitality of rural communities may also be considered on a selective basis. The ICF was originally a five-year program that started on April 1, 2005, and Budget 2010 confirmed the Government of Canada’s ongoing support for the ICF.

The program has two distinct components: Strategic Community Capacity is designed to support non-commercial and non-profit strategic initiatives that target the economic development needs of rural communities, and Proactive Investments is intended to stimulate transformative change. The latter component supports the proactive identification and implementation of strategic opportunities with local partners.

Expected results:  The ICF focuses on investments that lead to long-term employment and economic capacity building in rural communities. Key expected results under three of ACOA’s program sub-activities are:

  • Community Mobilization – improved community capacity to identify economic development needs and opportunities (measured by the presence of current regionally-based strategic plans and the number of partners involved in planning);
  • Community Investment – improved capacity to address economic and business development needs and opportunities (measured by the dollars leveraged on investments and the number of collaborators on projects); and
  • Community-based Business Development – Atlantic Canadian businesses have access to capital, business information and counselling (measured by the dollars leveraged on investment by other sources).

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Contributions 35.8  45.0  42.0  40.0 

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation:  2009-10

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A):  Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation:  2014-15

General Targeted Recipient Group:  Eligible recipients for the ICF include non-commercial or not-for-profit organizations such as those listed below.

  • local development associations
  • municipalities and their agencies
  • business or technology institutes
  • industry/sector associations
  • economic development associations
  • local co-operatives
  • universities
  • educational institutions

Federal and provincial government departments are not eligible.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:  Clients have a strong understanding of ICF benefits and ACOA works proactively with partners to identify strategic community projects. Every ACOA regional office works toward higher impact investments – either through an investment strategy document or by collaborating with their provincial government on priority sectors or by undertaking policy research to identify the prominent sectors in their region.

In 2010-11, the Agency consulted its applicants and clients through a satisfaction survey. The survey provided information to the Agency on the importance of various service features and on priorities for improvement. Action will be undertaken to address the priorities for improvement with regard to the ICF.





Disclosure of TPPs under $5 million

Type of TP:
G = Grants
C = Contributions

Name of TPP Main Objective End Date Type Forecast
Spending
2012-13
Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation General Targeted Recipient Group
Atlantic Policy Research Initiative (APRI) – Voted  APRI is the primary funding instrument by which ACOA supports policy research.  Ongoing  $0.7 million  2009-10  Incorporated not-for-profit organizations or associations; post-secondary educational institutions; research institutions; provincial or municipal governments, or agencies thereof, or legal entities owned or controlled by a government or agency.
 
For-profit entities engaged in activities to broaden the body of knowledge on economic development and for which the benefits accrue broadly rather than solely to the recipient. 
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Canada Revenue Agency

Details on transfer payment programs

Children's special allowance payments (CSA)


Strategic outcome: Eligible families and individuals receive timely and correct benefit payments.

Program activity: Benefit programs

Name of transfer payment program: Children's special allowance payments (CSA) (Statutory)

Start date: August 28, 1995 Footnote 1

End date: Ongoing

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.

Expected results: Monthly payments issued on schedule.

(thousands of dollars)
Forecast spending 2011‑2012
Planned spending 2012‑2013
Planned spending 2013‑2014
Planned spending 2014‑2015
Total grants
 
 
 
 
Total contributions
 
 
 
 
Total other transfer payments Footnote 2
227,000
233,000
236,000
240,000
Total transfer payments
227,000
233,000
236,000
240,000
Planned evaluations: N/A
Footnote 1
Responsibility for Children's special allowance payment was transferred from Human Resources Development Canada, effective August 28, 1995 (P.C. Order 1995-342)
Footnote 2
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.

Disbursements to provinces under the Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Act, 2006


Strategic outcome: Taxpayers meet their obligations and Canada's revenue base is protected.

Program activity: Taxpayer and business assistance

Name of transfer payment program: Disbursements to provinces under the Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Act, 2006 (Statutory)

Start date: October 12, 2006

End date: October 12, 2015 (pending approval of legislation)

Description: The export charge, to be levied by Canada on exports of softwood lumber products to the United States, is collected and administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) with support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade 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 disbursements 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.

Expected results: Disbursements 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)
Forecast spending 2011‑2012
Planned spending 2012‑2013
Planned spending 2013‑2014
Planned spending 2014‑2015
Total grants
 
 
 
Total contributions
 
 
 
 
Total other transfer payments Footnote 1
140,000
280,000
TBD
TBD
Total transfer payments
140,000
280,000
TBD
TBD
Planned evaluations: N/A
Footnote 1
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.

Services received without charge

(thousands of dollars)
Forecast spending 2011-2012
Planned spending 2012-2013
Planned spending 2013-2014
Planned spending 2014-2015
Contributions covering employer's share of employees' insurance premiums and expenditures (excluding revolving funds) and employer's contribution to employees’ insured benefits plans and expenditures, both paid by Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
236,026
230,813
228,989
228,662
Salary and associated expenditures of legal services provided by Justice Canada
42,622
42,419
38,583
38,583
Audit services by the Office of the Auditor General
2,409
2,409
2,409
2,409
Workers’ compensation coverage provided by Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC)
1,410
1,490
1,416
1,345
Payroll services provided by Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC)
2,120
2,163
2,143
2,143
Total services received without charge Footnote 1, Footnote 2
284,587
279,294
273,540
273,142
Footnote 1
Services received without charge are reported on a gross basis.
Footnote 2
Details may not add to totals due to rounding
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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)



Disclosure of TPPs under $5 million
Name of TPP Main Objective End Date Type Forecast
Spending
2012-13
Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation General Targeted Recipient Group
Participant Funding Program The program provides financial contributions for recipients to participate in a review panel or comprehensive study type environmental assessment. N/A Contribution $4,700,000 Horizontal Internal Audit of Grants and Contributions Management Control Framework in Small Departments and Agencies in fiscal year 2010 Individuals, Aboriginal groups, and incorporated non-profit organizations
Contribution Payments under the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement Maintain and provide funding for the secretariats supporting the James Bay Advisory Committee on the Environment and the Kativik Environmental Advisory Committee respectively. N/A Contribution $245,750 2011–12 James Bay Advisory Committee on the Environment and the Kativik Environmental Advisory Committee
Research and Development Program The Research and Development (R&D) Program is intended to further the practice of environmental assessment and improve the level of understanding of environmental assessment issues in support of sustainable development. N/A Contribution The R&D Program has recently undergone an evaluation and is currently on hold. 2010 Academics
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Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Details on Transfer Payment Programs (TPPs)

The CFIA's Three-Year Plan for Transfer Payment Programs is available on the Agency's website at http://inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/ar/artoce.shtml. The 2012-13 Plan will be available effective April 1, 2012.

Disclosure of TPPs under $5 million
Name of TPP Main Objective End Date Type Planned
Spending
2012-13
($ Thousands)
Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation General Targeted Recipient Group
(S) Compensation payment in accordance with requirements established by Regulations under the Health of Animals Act and the Plant Protection Act, and authorized pursuant to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act (S.C., 1977, c.6) - Statutory To compensate Canadians, in accordance with the appropriate regulations, for plants or animals ordered destroyed for the purpose of disease control. N/A Contribution 1,500 N/A Canadian who have had animals ordered destroyed for the purpose of disease control. Canadians who have had plants ordered destroyed for the purpose of disease control.
Federal Assistance Program (FAP) - Voted The FAP supports projects and initiatives that advance the CFIA's strategic outcome of a safe and accessible food supply and plant and animal resource base. May 31, 2012* Contribution 125 2010-11 Eligible recipients include those whose goals and objectives are complementary to and supportive of the CFIA's mission and strategic outcome. This includes individuals, groups of individuals, agriculture and commodity organizations, conservation districts, organizations, associations, institutions, foundations, charitable organizations, private/public schools (universities, colleges...); school boards and other educational institutions, cooperatives, environmental groups, provincial, territorial and municipal governments and their creations, federal-provincial corporations, provincial crown corporations and non-government corporations.
Contribution to the provinces in accordance with the Rabies Indemnification Regulations of the Governor in Council of amounts not exceeding two-fifths of the amounts paid by the provinces to owners of animals dying as a result of rabies infection - Voted To forward the objective of Canadians to notify the existence of a zoonotic reportable disease as required under the Health of Animals Act and work with the provinces and public health organizations in a truly collaborative approach to disease response and control. N/A Contribution 112 N/A Canadians whose animal has already died due to rabies as motivation to report this zoonotic disease.
Contribution under terms and conditions approved by the Governor in Council to owners of animals that have died as a result of anthrax - Voted To forward the objective of Canadians to notify the existence of a zoonotic reportable disease as required under the Health of Animals Act. N/A Contribution 7 N/A Canadians whose animal has already died due to anthrax as motivation to report this zoonotic disease.

*CFIA is currently in the process of obtaining Ministerial approval for renewal of the terms and conditions for the FAP.

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Canadian Heritage

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)


Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada Arts Presentation Fund

Start date: 2001-02

End date: 2014-15

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2010-11

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

Program Activity: Arts

Description: The Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF) aims to give Canadians access to a variety 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 Canadians, from all regions, experience and value professional artistic experiences.

Expected results:

1) Presenters offer a variety of professional artistic experiences to Canadians.
Performance indicator:

  • Percentage of professional arts presenter recipients funded by CAPF, based on artistic discipline.

2) Canadians, including those in underserved communities across Canada, engage and participate in a variety of professional artistic experiences.
Performance indicator:

  • Percentage of professional arts presenters, funded by CAPF, whose activities reach out to underserved communities, by type of underserved community.

Output:
1) Grants and contributions approved under the CAPF.
Performance indicator:

  • Number of grants and contributions approved and total amount of funds awarded.
  Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants 10,500,000  10,500,000 10,500,000 10,500,000
Total Contributions 17,701,682  18,472,742 18,472,742 18,472,742
Total Transfer Payments 28,201,682  28,972,742 28,972,742 28,972,742

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2008-09

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Continuation           

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2013-14

General Targeted Recipient Group:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • Other levels of government (provinces/territories and municipalities)
  • Aboriginal peoples organizations

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:
In addition to ongoing activities, such as posting current guidelines on the website, the program evaluations will be an opportunity to engage funding recipients and potential applicants in a dialogue regarding the relevance of the program.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada Cultural Spaces Fund

Start date: 2001-02

End date: 2014-15

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2011-12

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

Program Activity: Arts

Description: The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF) seeks to contribute to the improvement of physical conditions for arts and heritage pieces related to creation, presentation, preservation and exhibition. The program also aims to increase and improve access for Canadians to performing arts, visual arts, media arts, and to museum collections and heritage exhibitions. To achieve these objectives, the CCSF provides financial assistance in the form of grants and contributions to Canadian not-for-profit arts and heritage organizations, other levels of government or agencies as well as equivalent Aboriginal people's institutions or organizations for construction/renovation projects, specialized equipment purchases and feasibility studies for cultural infrastructure projects. The expected result is that Canadians in all regions, including underserved communities, have access to new or improved arts and heritage spaces in their communities for creation, presentation, preservation and exhibition.

Expected results:

1)  Arts and heritage organizations have resources to build and improve facilities and infrastructure.
     Performance indicator:

  • Number of new or improved arts and heritage facilities.

2)   A variety of arts and heritage experiences are available in underserved communities, by type of underserved community.
     Performance indicator:

  • Percentage of Canadian Heritage supported infrastructure and specialized equipment projects located in underserved communities.

Output:
1)  Grants and contributions approved under the CCSF.
     Performance indicator:

  • Number of grants and contributions approved and total amount of funds awarded.
  Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants 3,000,000  3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000
Total Contributions 18,508,613  24,458,613 24,358,613 22,508,613
Total Transfer Payments 21,508,613  27,458,613 27,358,613 25,508,613

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2008-09

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Continuation           

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2013-14

General Targeted Recipient Group:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • Other levels of government (provinces/territories and municipalities)
  • Aboriginal peoples organizations (First Nations, Inuit and Métis)

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:
In addition to ongoing activities, such as posting current guidelines on the website, the program evaluations will be an opportunity to engage funding recipients and potential applicants in a dialogue regarding the relevance of the program.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada Arts Training Fund

Start date: 1997-98

End date: 2012-13

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2008-09

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

Program Activity: Arts

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, and music (opera, orchestral), etc. It also provides financial support to some training that reflects Aboriginal and culturally diverse artistic practices. The expected result is that Canadians and the world benefit from high-quality artistic achievements by Canadian artists trained in Canada.

Expected results:

1)  Arts graduates have professional careers in Canada and internationally.
     Performance indicator:

  • Percentage of arts graduates employed professionally in their field in Canada and abroad.

Output:
1)  Contributions approved under the Canada Arts Training Fund.
     Performance indicator:

  • Number of grants and contributions and total amount of funds awarded.
  Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants -  - - -
Total Contributions 22,779,440  22,779,440 22,779,440 22,779,440
Total Transfer Payments 22,779,440  22,779,440 22,779,440 22,779,440

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2007-08  

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Continuation           

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2012-13

General Targeted Recipient Group:

  • Non-profit organizations

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:
In addition to ongoing activities, such as posting current guidelines on the website, the program evaluations will be an opportunity to engage funding recipients and potential applicants in a dialogue regarding the relevance of the program.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada Cultural Investment Fund

Start date: 2001-02

End date: 2014-15

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2010-11

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

Program Activity: Arts

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 the following 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:
1)  Arts and heritage organizations are supported within Canadian communities that value their existence.
    Performance indicators:

  • Number of new or maintained initiatives, by type, per applicant/recipient.

Initiatives include: tools, strategies, activities, programs, approaches developed as a result of project funding.

  • Number of new or maintained partnerships and other types of community support, by applicant/recipient.

Types of partnerships or community support include: cash, expertise, in-kind, etc. from private sector, foundations, schools, community associations, other levels of government, etc.

  • Amount of funds raised through private-sector donations by arts organizations applying to and eligible for Endowment Incentives component.

Output:
1)  Grants and contributions approved under the CCIF.
     Performance indicator:

  • Total amount of funds awarded.
  Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants 19,038,432  19,038,432 19,038,432 19,038,432
Total Contributions 6,144,273  5,997,023 6,183,773 6,243,273
Total Transfer Payments 25,182,705  25,035,455 25,222,205 25,281,705

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2008-09

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Amendment           

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2013-14

General Targeted Recipient Group:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • Other levels of government (provinces/territories and municipalities)
  • Aboriginal peoples organizations (First Nations, Inuit and Métis)
  • Other: associations, institutions, foundations, post-secondary institutions

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:
In addition to ongoing activities, such as posting current guidelines on the website, the program evaluations will be an opportunity to engage funding recipients and potential applicants in a dialogue regarding the relevance of the program.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada Media Fund

Start date: 2010-11

End date: 2014-15

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2010-11

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

Program Activity: Cultural Industries

Description: The Canada Media Fund (CMF), a public/private partnership, provides funding for the creation of television convergent digital content in both official languages and leading-edge non-linear content and applications designed for distribution on multiple platforms (e.g. television broadcast, the Internet, and/or mobile phones). The CMF focuses investments on the creation of content Canadians want and harnesses the opportunities provided by new technologies to deliver the content to Canadians where and when they want it. Organizations supported by the CMF include, but are not limited to, Canadian television and interactive production companies, broadcasters, broadcast distribution undertakings, Internet service providers and mobile communications operators. Canadians as consumers of convergent programs and creators of leading-edge content and applications represent to ultimate target group. Aboriginal communities and Francophones in minority language communities are also targeted by specific production envelopes.

Expected results:
1)  Leading-edge non-linear content and applications are created for commercial potential or public use.
Leading-edge, non-linear content and applications: innovative content or applications presented on or developed for a digital platform that allows for interaction, such as offering user choices to control progress or to direct a story or presentation.
Commercial potential: potential uptake of products by mainstream media companies.
Public use: taking the form of projects whose products are used freely and/or directly by the public.
Performance indicator:

  • Number of leading-edge non-linear content and applications projects supported by the CMF.

2)  Canadians watch or interact with CMF supported television programs or digital convergent content.
     Performance indicators:

  • Audience share for CMF-funded television productions as a percentage of total audiences, by genre and by language.
  • Number of users of digital convergent content from platforms other than television.

Output:
1)  Contribution agreement with the CMF Corporation.
     Performance indicator:

  • A contribution agreement between Canadian Heritage and the CMF Corporation is signed.
  Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants -  - - -
Total Contributions 134,146,077  134,146,077 134,146,077 134,146,077
Total Transfer Payments 134,146,077  134,146,077 134,146,077 134,146,077

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: N/A

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Not available

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014-15

General Targeted Recipient Group:

  • Non-profit organization (CMF corporation)

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: N/A



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada Interactive Fund

Start date: 2010-11

End date: 2014-15

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2010-11

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

Program Activity: Cultural Industries

Description: The Canada Interactive Fund (CIF) provides funding for the creation of online Canadian content developed by Official Language Minority Community (OLMC), Aboriginal, ethnocultural and other not-for-profit cultural organizations by focusing on the creation of interactive cultural products and applications. Examples of projects supported under the CIF could be where not-for-profit cultural organization partners with a targeted community to develop a living history of a community which combines a blog, an interactive timeline, community photos and stories of individual members. As Canadians increasingly adopt new technologies, the CIF is needed to ensure that OLMC, Aboriginal, ethnocultural and other not-for-profit cultural organizations contribute to leading-edge content online. This will complement action the Government has taken to update cultural programs, in particular the Canada Media Fund, which ensures the for-profit sector creates and distributes Canadian programming on multiple platforms.

Expected results:

1)  Digital interactive content and applications are created by official language minority community, Aboriginal, ethnocultural and other not-for-profit cultural organizations.
     Performance indicator:

  • Number of digital interactive products created with support from the CIF.

2)  Canadians access digital interactive content produced by official language minority community, Aboriginal, ethnocultural and not-for-profit cultural organizations.
     Performance indicator:

  • Number of annual visitors to projects supported through the CIF.

Output:
1)  Contributions issued under the CIF.
     Performance indicator:

  • Number of contribution agreements signed and number of total amount of funds awarded.
  Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants -  - - -
Total Contributions 10,770,684  6,346,244 6,724,894 6,854,858
Total Transfer Payments 10,770,684  6,346,244 6,724,894 6,854,858

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: N/A

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Not available

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014-15

General Targeted Recipient Group:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • Other levels of government (provinces/territories and municipalities)
  • Aboriginal peoples organizations (First Nations, Inuit and Métis)
  • Other: educational institutions

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

  • The CIF takes advantage of contacts developed between the target clientele and other branches within Canadian Heritage, such as Aboriginal Affairs and Official Languages, and colleagues at the Department’s regional offices to solicit assistance in contacting their client groups. Also, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) has agreed to have the CIF’s link on their website.
  • At the launch of each call for proposals, outreach messages are sent to approximately 2,000 email addresses for the dissemination of notification to potential applicants. This list is a combination of those who have contacted us for information, as well as lists from Official Languages, Multiculturalism, Aboriginal programs, INAC, previous applicants and groups/associations which represent the CIF’s target clientele.
  • The outreach strategy also involves updating the program’s Web page.


Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada Music Fund

Start date: 2001-02

End date: 2014-15

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2010-11

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

Program Activity: Cultural Industries

Description: The Fund supports activities of music creators, artists and entrepreneurs to ensure Canadians' access to a diverse range of Canadian music choices. The Fund consists of the following components: 1) Music Entrepreneur, which provides financial assistance to established firms with a track record for the creation, production, distribution and marketing of Canadian music, including touring activities; 2) New Musical Works, which provides financial assistance to small and medium music entrepreneurs for the creation, production, distribution and marketing of Canadian music, including attendance to music showcases; 3) Collective Initiatives, which provides financial assistance to a diverse range of collective activities aiming to enhance presence of Canadian music artists at home and abroad; 4) Creators' Assistance, which provides financial support to professional development and acquisition of business knowledge of music creators; 5) Canadian Music Memories, which provides financial support for the preservation of Canada's musical heritage for future generations.

Expected results:
1)  A range of Canadian music is produced by Canada Music Fund recipients.
     Performance indicator:

  • Number of Canadian music releases that were supported by the Canada Music Fund (by genre, language, province, etc.).

2)  Canadian music supported by the Canada Music Fund is accessed in Canada and abroad.
     Performance indicator:

  • Total number of domestic and international unit sales of Canada Music Fund supported music.
    1. Domestic market share of albums by the Canada Music Fund supported artists.
    2. Domestic unit sales.
    3. International unit sales.

Output:
1)  Grants and contributions issued under the Canada Music Fund.
     Performance indicator:

  • Number of grants and contributions issued and total dollar amount awarded.
  Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants 2,000,000  2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000
Total Contributions 23,828,331  23,828,331 22,829,231 22,829,231
Total Transfer Payments 25,828,331  25,828,331 24,829,231 24,829,231

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2008-09  

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Continuation           

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2013-14

General Targeted Recipient Group:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • For-profit organizations
  • Other: individuals

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:
When the program application guide for each funding stream is released, the Department communicates with potential and past recipients in the following ways:

  • Posting the application guide and application forms on the program website.
  • Emailing organizations identified as potential applicants notifying them that application documents are available.
  • Emailing professional associations for which members are targeted by the transfer payment program notifying them that application documents are available.
  • Sending reminder emails shortly in advance of the funding application deadline.

The Department also engages with program stakeholders throughout the year in the following ways:

  • Guiding applicants by phone and email (including toll-free phone number and program e-mail address available to applicants and recipients).
  • Attending industry conferences and holding meetings with industry representatives.


Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada Book Fund

Start date: 2010-11

End date: 2014-15

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2010-11

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

Program Activity: Cultural Industries

Description: The Fund 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 the following streams of funding:

  1. Support for Publishers, which provides funding distributed primarily through a formula that rewards success in delivering content that Canadians value. This funding contributes to 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;
  2. Support for Organizations, which provides funding to develop the Canadian book industry and the market for its products by assisting industry associations and related organizations to undertake collective projects offering benefits to the industry and, ultimately, to readers everywhere.

Expected results:

1)  A range of Canadian-authored books is produced by Canada Book Fund (CBF) recipients.
     Performance indicator:

  • Number of Canadian-authored titles published by CBF recipients (by genre, language, province, etc.).

2)  Canadian-authored books supported by the CBF are accessed in Canada and abroad.
     Performance indicator:

  • Value, in Canadian dollars, of domestic and international sales of Canadian-authored titles by CBF recipient publishers.

Output:
1)  Grants and contributions issued under the CBF.
     Performance indicator:

  • Number of grants and contribution agreements issued and total dollar amount awarded.
  Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants 8,300,000  8,300,000 8,300,000 8,300,000
Total Contributions 28,366,301  28,366,301 28,366,301 28,366,301
Total Transfer Payments 36,666,301  36,666,301 36,666,301 36,666,301

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2008-09  

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Continuation           

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2013-14

General Targeted Recipient Group:

  • Non-profit publishers and organizations
  • Other: For-profit publishers

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:
When the program application guide for each funding stream is released, the Department communicates with potential and past recipients in the following ways:

  • Posting the application guide and application forms on the program website.
  • Emailing organizations identified as potential applicants notifying them that application documents are available.
  • Sending letter by regular mail to recent recipients with a reminder of their application identification number and upcoming deadlines.
  • Sending reminder emails shortly in advance of the funding application deadline.

The Department also engages with applicants and recipients throughout the year in the following ways:

  • Guiding applicants by phone and email (including toll-free phone number and program e-mail address available to program stakeholders).
  • Emailing the program newsletter at least twice a year.
  • Holding annual stakeholder consultations.
  • Attending various industry events to improve the visibility and understanding of the program.


Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada Periodical Fund

Start date: 2010-11

End date: N/A

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2010-11

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

Program Activity: Cultural Industries

Description: The Fund supports the activities of Canadian publishers and magazine and non-daily newspaper associations to ensure that Canadians have access to diverse Canadian magazines and non-daily newspapers. The Fund is delivered through the following components: 1) Aid to Publishers, which 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, which provides project funding to print and online magazines for business development and innovation; 3) Collective Initiatives, which provides project funding to Canadian magazines and non-daily newspaper associations for industry-wide projects to increase the overall sustainability of the Canadian magazine and non-daily newspaper industries.

Expected results:
1)  A range of Canadian periodicals supported by the CPF is produced.
     Performance indicator:

  • Number of funded titles published by CPF recipients (by type, language, region, group (including Aboriginal, ethnocultural and official language minority) etc.).

2)  Canadian periodicals supported by the CPF are accessed by Canadian readers.
     Performance indicator:

  • Number of copies of funded titles distributed to Canadians per year.

Output:
1)  Grants and contributions issued under the CPF.
     Performance indicator:

  • Number of grants and contributions issued and total dollar amount awarded.
  Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants 72,775,054  72,775,054 72,775,054 72,775,054
Total Contributions 1,999,544  1,999,544 1,999,544 1,999,544
Total Transfer Payments 74,774,598  74,774,598 74,774,598 74,774,598

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: N/A

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Not available 

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014-15

General Targeted Recipient Group:

  • Non-profit publishers and organizations
  • Other: For-profit publishers

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:
When the program application guide for each funding stream is released, the Department communicates with potential and past recipients in the following ways:

  • Posting the application guide and application forms on the program website.
  • Emailing and sending letter by regular mail to recent recipients and organizations identified as potential applicants notifying them that application documents are available.
  • Sending reminder emails shortly in advance of the funding application deadline.
  • Engaging with industry organizations so that they publicize program information to their members.

The Department also engages with program stakeholders throughout the year in the following ways:

  • Guiding applicants by phone and email (including toll-free phone number and program e-mail address available to applicants and recipients).
  • Holding informal meetings with various stakeholders to explain how the CPF works and to listen to issues and concerns.
  • Attending and making speeches at various industry events to improve the visibility and understanding of the program.
  • Updating the CPF website with news and program information.


Name of Transfer Payment Program: TV5

Start date: 1990-91

End date: 2012-13

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2009-10

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

Program Activity: Cultural Industries

Description: The international French-language TV channel TV5 is a partnership between France, Belgium's Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles*, Switzerland, Canada and Quebec. The Department of Canadian Heritage provides annual funding to the channels through a contribution agreement to TV5 Québec Canada and a grant to TV5MONDE. Funding from Canadian Heritage and the Government of Quebec enables Canadian productions to be presented both in Canada, through TV5 Québec Canada, and around the world, through TV5MONDE, alongside a rich diversity of programming from the international Francophonie.

*The “Communtiy française de Belgique” was renamed “Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles” in April 2011.

Expected results:
1)  Canadian content is part of TV5MONDE’s international programming.
     Performance indicator:

  • Percentage of Canadian content broadcast on TV5MONDE.

2)  Canadians have access to the wealth and diversity of the international Francophonie through TV5 Québec Canada (TV5 QC).
     Performance indicators:

  • Number of Canadian households with access to TV5 QC.
  • Percentage of TV5 QC programming originating from the international Francophonie (except Canada).

Outputs:
1)  Contribution agreement (TV5 QC).
     Performance indicator:

  • Implementation of contribution agreement.

2)  Grant to TV5MONDE.
     Performance indicator:

  • Implementation of grant agreement.
  Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants 8,500,000  8,500,000 8,500,000 8,000,000
Total Contributions 4,460,900  4,460,900 4,460,900 2,960,900
Total Transfer Payments 12,960,900  12,960,900 12,960,900 10,960,900

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2007-08

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2012-13

General Targeted Recipient Group:

  • Other: TV5 Québec Canada (a non-profit organization), TV5MONDE (a corporation under French law)

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:
Not applicable as only two named recipients are eligible for funding from TV5 Program, TV5 Québec Canada and TV5MONDE.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Museums Assistance Program

Start date: 1972-73

End date: Open

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2011-12

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

Program Activity: Heritage

Description: The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) supports heritage institutions and workers in the preservation and presentation of heritage collections. MAP provides financial assistance to Canadian museums and related institutions for activities that facilitate Canadians’ access to our heritage, foster the preservation of Canada’s cultural heritage, and foster professional knowledge, skills and practices related to key museum functions. In support of the Youth Employment Strategy, MAP helps heritage organizations to create summer employment and internship opportunities for Canadian youth through the heritage components of Young Canada Works. Under MAP's financial authority, Movable Cultural Property grants are provided to assist designated institutions to acquire cultural property threatened with export or available in international markets.

Expected results:
1)  Heritage organizations foster capabilities in key museum functions.
     Performance indicator:

  • Percentage of recipients reporting an impact on key museum functions.

2) Heritage organizations have access to resources to preserve heritage including Aboriginal cultural heritage.
     Performance indicator:

  • Percentage of recipients reporting an impact on heritage preservation.

3)  Heritage organizations provide opportunities for Canadians to access heritage.
     Performance indicator:

  • Number of venues providing exhibitions and other programming products/activities.

Output:
1)  Grants and contribution agreements.
     Performance indicator:

  • Number of applications approved.
  Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants 4,663,680  4,663,680 4,663,680 4,663,680
Total Contributions 11,076,284  11,076,284 11,076,284 11,076,284
Total Transfer Payments 15,739,964  15,739,964 15,739,964 15,739,964

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2009-10  

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Continuation           

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2013-14

General Targeted Recipient Group:

  • Non-profit Canadian museums and related service organizations
  • Aboriginal organizations and governing bodies
  • Other: designated institutions or public authorities, including federal departments and Crown corporations (Movable Cultural Property component only)

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:
Updated information for the Museum Assistance Program, the heritage component of Young Canada Works and the Movable Cultural Property’s grant program is made available on the Department’s website. When additional methods of communication are advisable, the national office provides messages for dissemination by the regional offices to reach the targeted audiences.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Celebration and Commemoration Program

Start date: 2008

End date: 2013

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2008-09

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

Program Activity: Promotion of and Attachment to Canada

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 1 with Canada Day celebrations and a theme-based dynamic approach to celebrating and commemorating significant people, places, symbols, anniversaries and events. These activities are delivered in collaboration with other federal departments, agencies, regions, partners and stakeholders. The Program provides opportunities to bring Canadians together in their communities to discover and appreciate the richness and diversity of Canadian society and to show their sense of belonging to Canada and pride in being Canadian.

Expected results:
1)  Canadians participate in community celebrations and commemorations, and celebrations of national significance.
     Performance indicator:

  • Number of participants at local and national activities.

2)  Increased sense of pride and belonging to Canada.
     Performance indicator:

  • Percentage of Canadians who agree that national celebrations and commemorations are a good way to share, express and appreciate their Canadian identity.

3)  Coordinated federal approach to celebrations and commemorations.
     Performance indicator:

  • Percentage of members attending meetings of the Interdepartmental Commemorations Committee.

Outputs:
1)  Grants and contribution agreements signed under the Celebration and Commemoration Program.
     Performance indicator:

  • Number of grants and contribution agreements signed.

2)  Five-year Commemoration Plan.
     Performance indicator:

  • Number of updates to the Five-year Commemoration Plan.
  Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants 7,500,000  7,500,000 7,300,000 5,500,000
Total Contributions 5,701,367  12,994,367 7,194,367 4,994,367
Total Transfer Payments 13,201,367  20,494,367 14,494,367 10,494,367

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2007-08  

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Continuation           

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2012-13

General Targeted Recipient Group:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • For profit organizations where projects are non-commercial in nature
  • Other levels of government (provinces/territories and municipalities)
  • Other: educational institutions

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

The Department engages applicants and recipients by communicating program information through:

  • The departmental website;
  • Formal written communication to current funding recipients and interested parties; and,
  • Informal verbal and written communication between program officers and current funding recipients/interested parties.


Name of Transfer Payment Program: Exchanges Canada Program

Start date: 2000-01

End date: No end date. The Program is ongoing, but subject to evaluation every 5 years.

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2010-11

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

Program Activity: Promotion of and Attachment to Canada

Description: The Exchanges Canada Program provides grants and contributions in support of youth participation initiatives that allow young Canadians to learn about Canada, create linkages with each other and better appreciate the diversity and shared aspects of the Canadian reality. The Program supports not-for-profit organizations to provide Canadian youth with a range of exchange and forum activities to strengthen their sense of belonging to Canada and therefore their sense of Canadian identity. The Program has two components: Youth Exchanges Canada (YEC) and Youth Forums Canada (YFC). YEC funds reciprocal homestay exchanges for young Canadians, and also includes the Summer Work / Student Exchange sub-component, which provides summer job opportunities for 16 and 17 year-olds in their second official language. YFC enables young Canadians to connect with one another through forums, study sessions and workshops of interest to them. The Exchanges Canada website also provides a single window to information on a wide range of exchanges available in Canada.

Expected results:

1)  Young participants enhance their knowledge and understanding of Canada.
     Performance indicator:

  • Percentage of participants who report enhanced knowledge and understanding of Canada.

2)  Young participants connect and create linkages with one another.
     Performance indicator:

  • Percentage of participants who report having created new ties with other young Canadians as a result of the exchange.

3)  Young participants enhance their appreciation of the diversity and shared aspects of the Canadian experience.
Performance indicators:

  • Percentage of participants who report having a better understanding of what Canadians have in common.
  • Percentage of participants who report having a better appreciation of how diverse Canada is.

Outputs:
1)  Grants and contribution agreements in support of youth exchanges.
     Performance indicator:

  • Number of grants and contribution agreements.

2)  Information available to Canadians about youth exchanges.
     Performance indicator:

  • Number of people accessing information about youth exchanges.
  Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
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

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2009-10

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Continuation           

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014-15

General Targeted Recipient Group:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • Other levels of government (provinces/territories)
  • Other: educational institutions

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

  • Sending an invitation letter to prospective applicants to submit a funding application to the Youth Forums Canada component of the Exchanges Canada program for 2012-13.
  • Holding stakeholder meetings with current recipients, for discussion and information sharing.


Name of Transfer Payment Program: Katimavik Program

Start date: 1997-98

End date: No end date. The Program is ongoing, but subject to evaluation every 5 years.

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2011-12

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

Program Activity: Promotion of and Attachment to Canada

Description: The Katimavik Program, delivered by an independent, not-for-profit organization, the Katimavik-OPCAN Corporation, is a national youth volunteer and training program that provides young Canadians with the opportunity to learn more about 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 community service; and to offer a diverse experience, fostering a better understanding of the Canadian reality. Groups of youth generally aged 17 to 21 participate in a six- or nine-month program and collaborate on projects that involve volunteer work, training and group interaction, in various regions of Canada, including French-speaking and English-speaking communities.

Expected results:

1)  Participants value Canada and its diversity.
     Performance indicator:

  • Percentage of participants indicating that they value Canada and its diversity more since participating in the Program.

2)  Host-community partner organizations improve their capacity to serve their community.
     Performance indicator:

  • Percentage of community partners indicating that they have seen their capacity to serve their community improve.

3)  Participants improve their personal, social and professional skills.
     Performance indicator:

  • 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:
1)  Contribution agreement signed under the Katimavik Program.
     Performance indicator:

  • Number of contribution agreements signed.
  Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants -  - - -
Total Contributions 16,294,320  15,294,320 18,776,000 18,776,000
Total Transfer Payments 16,294,320  15,294,320 18,776,000 18,776,000

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2010-11

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Continuation          

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014-15

General Targeted Recipient Group:

  • Other: sole-recipient – Katimavik-OPCAN Corporation (non-profit organization)

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: N/A



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

Start date: September 1, 2007

End date: March 31, 2012

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2009-10

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

Program Activity: Engagement and community participation

Description: The Building Communities through Arts and Heritage (BCAH) program provides grants and contributions in support of local festivals and capital projects. Funding is made available to eligible stakeholders presenting arts and heritage festivals, events and activities that place emphasis on local engagement. 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 supports recurring festivals, events and activities that involve the whole community and give opportunities to local artists and artisans and/or celebrate local history and heritage; 2) Community Anniversaries supports one-time commemorations through festivals or other activities that celebrate a major anniversary of a significant local person or event; and 3) Legacy Fund supports tangible, lasting capital projects that commemorate or celebrate a major anniversary of a significant local person or event.

Expected results:

1)  Canadians are engaged in the expression, celebration and preservation of local arts and heritage.
     Performance indicators:

  • Number of volunteers at BCAH supported events.
  • Number of local artists, artisans, and performers of historical heritage activities at BCAH supported events.
  • Number of visitors/attendees at BCAH supported events.

Outputs:
1)  Grants and contribution agreements signed under the BCAH program.
     Performance indicator:

  • Number of grant letters and agreements signed.

2)  Regional coordination and consultation.
Performance indicator:

  • Number of annual coordination and consultation meetings.
  Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants 14,355,000  14,355,000 14,355,000 14,355,000
Total Contributions 3,300,000  3,300,000 3,300,000 3,300,000
Total Transfer Payments 17,655,000  17,655,000 17,655,000 17,655,000

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2011-12  

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Pending           

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2016-17

General Targeted Recipient Group:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • Other levels of government (municipalities)
  • Aboriginal governments (First Nations, Inuit and Metis)

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:
The program will provide information on its renewal through the departmental website and regional offices, as well as though targeted outreach to organizations, such as the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Aboriginal Peoples’ Program

Start date: 1971-72

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2011-12

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

Program Activity: Engagement and community participation

Description: The Aboriginal Peoples' Program (APP) focuses primarily on strengthening cultural identity, encouraging the full participation of Aboriginal peoples in Canadian life, and on supporting the continuation of Aboriginal cultures and languages as living elements of Canadian society. APP programming incorporates Aboriginal values, cultures and traditional practices into community-driven activities designed to strengthen cultural identity and enable positive life choices. The APP is composed of two complementary components:

  • The Aboriginal Communities Component supports the efforts of Aboriginal communities to develop innovative and culturally appropriate solutions to their social, cultural, economic and other aspirations and improve their community and personal prospects.
  • The Aboriginal Living Cultures Component supports the preservation and revitalization of Aboriginal languages and cultures.

Expected results:

1)  Engaged as an integral part of Canadian society, Aboriginal peoples embrace and share their languages and cultures with other Canadians.
    Performance indicator:

  • Number of Aboriginal peoples who embrace and share their languages and cultures.

2)  Aboriginal individuals and groups are engaged in activities that strengthen Aboriginal languages, and cultures, and support leadership and community engagement.
    Performance indicators:

  • Number of participants who are engaged in leadership and community engagement activities.
  • Number of projects funded that incorporate Aboriginal languages, Aboriginal cultures, and support leadership and community engagement.

Output:
1)  Signed grant and contribution agreements.
    Performance indicator:

  • Number of agreements.
  Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants 1,340,000  1,340,000 1,340,000 1,340,000
Total Contributions 54,910,737  54,910,737 54,910,737 50,215,058
Total Transfer Payments 56,250,737  56,250,737 56,250,737 51,555,058

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2010-11  

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Continuation           

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014-15

General Targeted Recipient Group:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • For-profit organizations
  • Other levels of government (federal or provincial crown corporations, Nunavut, Northwest Territories)

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:
Posting program guidelines and application information on the departmental website.



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

Start date: 2009-10

End date: 2013-14

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2009-10

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

Program Activity: Official Languages

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, as well as linguistic rights support, as guaranteed by the Constitution. Canadian Heritage also supports other federal institutions implementing their obligation to take measures to support the development of official-language minority communities.

Expected results:

1)  Members of official language minority communities (OLMC) have access to programs and services in their language, in their communities.
     Performance indicator:

  • Proportion of OLMC members who live within 25 km of local or regional community development organizations.
  • Proportion of OLMC members who live within 25 km of arts and culture organizations.

2)  Federal institutions can report appropriately on the results of their activities for the benefits of OLMCs.
     Performance indicator:

  • Number of reports on results and action plans as well as inputs for the Official Language Annual Report (OLAR).
  • Degree of satisfaction of federal institutions regarding the accomplished work of the Interdepartmental Coordination Directorate (DCI).

Outputs:
1)  Agreements (ex.: cooperation agreements with communities, intergovernmental agreements, agreements with the Council of Education Ministers (Canada), etc.).
     Performance indicator:

  • Number of collaboration agreements with communities.
  • Number of agreements on education and services with provinces and territories.

2)  Grants and contributions.
     Performance indicator:

  • Number of grants and contribution agreements with communities and provinces and territories.

3)  Federal institutions collaborate more extensively to develop and implement concrete measures for the benefit of OLMCs.
     Performance indicator:

  • Percentage of Federal institutions (the one judged the most apt according to their mandate to contribute to the development of OLMCs) participating in a collaboration mechanism at a national and/or regional scale.
  Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants 33,322,973  33,322,973 33,322,973 33,322,973
Total Contributions 191,502,917  191,797,917 188,349,017 188,349,017
Total Transfer Payments 224,825,890  225,120,890 221,671,990 221,671,990

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2008-09  

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Continuation 

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2012-13

General Targeted Recipient Group:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • For-profit organizations (for non-profit activities)
  • Other levels of government (provinces/territories)
  • Other: associations, organizations and foundations

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

  • Call letters are sent to client organizations.
  • Information is available to client organizations on submission deadlines (Canadian Heritage’s website).
  • Negotiate agreements with provincial and territorial governments.


Name of Transfer Payment Program: Enhancement of Official Languages Program

Start date: 2009-10

End date: 2013-14

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2009-10

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

Program Activity: Official Languages

Description: The Enhancement of Official Languages Program has three components: Promotion of Linguistic Duality, Second Language Learning and Language Right Support. The Program promotes a better understanding and appreciation of the benefits of linguistic duality while offering linguistic rights support as guaranteed by the Constitution. Through partnerships and agreements with the provinces and territories and non-governmental organizations in support of second-language learning and initiatives that foster understanding between Anglophone and Francophone Canadians, the Program encourage the public to recognize and support linguistic duality as a fundamental value of Canadian society. Canadian Heritage also supports other federal institutions implementing their obligation to take measures to promote the full recognition and use of both English and French in Canadian society.

Expected results:

1)  Canadians have a better understanding of and appreciation for the benefits of linguistic duality.
     Performance indicator:

  • Percentage of Canadians that have a working knowledge of the second official language.

2)  Federal institutions can report appropriately on the results of their activities for the benefits of the promotion of official languages.
     Performance indicator:

  • Number of reports provided on results and action plans.
  • Degree of satisfaction of federal institutions regarding the accomplished work of the Interdepartmental Coordination Directorate (DCI).

Outputs:
1)  Grants and contributions.
     Performance indicator:

  • Number of grants and contribution agreements with non-governmental organizations and provinces and territories.

2)  Federal institutions collaborate more extensively to develop and implement concrete measures for the benefit of the enhancement of official languages.
     Performance indicator:

  • Percentage of Federal institutions (the one judged the most apt according to their mandate to contribute to the enhancement of official languages) participating in a collaboration mechanism at a national and/or regional scale.
  Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants 5,599,842  5,599,842 5,599,842 5,599,842
Total Contributions 105,923,289  105,923,289 105,923,289 105,923,289
Total Transfer Payments 111,523,131  111,523,131 111,523,131 111,523,131

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2008-09

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Continuation           

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2012-13

General Targeted Recipient Group:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • For-profit organizations (for non-profit activities)
  • Other levels of government (provinces/territories)
  • Other: associations, organizations and foundations

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

  • Call letters are sent to client organizations.
  • Information is available to client organizations on submission deadlines (Canadian Heritage’s website).
  • Negotiate agreements with provincial and territorial governments.


Name of Transfer Payment Program: Hosting Program

Start date: 1967

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2011-12

Strategic Outcome: Canadians participate and excel in sport.

Program Activity: Sport

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 providing assistance for the hosting of the Canada Games and international sport events in Canada. 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.

Expected results:

1)  Canadian athletes, coaches and officials have opportunities to participate at sport events in Canada funded by Sport Canada.
     Performance indicators:

  • Number of competition opportunities for Canadian athletes, coaches and officials at funded events.

Note: Where this number represents the actual number of athletes, coaches and officials.

  • Number of athletes from under-represented groups participating at funded events.

Note: where this number represents the actual number of Aboriginal athletes or athletes with a disability.

Output:
1)  Contribution agreements.
     Performance indicator:

  • Number of agreements in place during the fiscal year.
  Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants -  - - -
Total Contributions 26,623,500  36,781,000 146,109,000 213,780,000
Total Transfer Payments 26,623,500  36,781,000 146,109,000 213,780,000

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2010-11

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Continuation           

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2015-16

General Targeted Recipient Group:

  • Non-profit organizations

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

The Department engages applicants and recipients by communicating program information through:

  • The departmental website;
  • Formal written communication to current funding recipients and interested parties; and,
  • Informal verbal and written communication between program officers and current funding recipients/interested parties.


Name of Transfer Payment Program: Sport Support Program

Start date: 1961

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2011-12

Strategic Outcome: Canadians participate and excel in sport.

Program Activity: Sport

Description: The Sport Support Program is the primary funding vehicle for initiatives associated with the delivery of the Government of Canada’s commitments to the Canadian Sport Policy. The 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. This funding is provided to eligible organizations in support of programming that supports the goals of the Canadian Sport Policy.

Expected results:

1)  Canadians have access to quality sport programs and services.
     Performance indicators:

  • Percentage of funded National Sport Organizations that have their coaching programs aligned with Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) tenets.
  • Percentage of funded organizations that have adopted the current Canadian Anti-Doping Program.
  • Number of projects that are completed, as proposed in domestic bilateral agreements. Activity/project refers to a set of activities or functions that a recipient proposes to undertake as per the bilateral agreement.

Output:
1)  Contribution/bilateral agreements.
     Performance indicator:

  • Number of agreements in place during the fiscal year.
Note: Agreements represent any domestic or international contribution or bilateral agreement.
  Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants -  - - -
Total Contributions 146,377,172  143,815,064 143,815,064 143,815,064
Total Transfer Payments 146,377,172  143,815,064 143,815,064 143,815,064

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2010-11

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Continuation           

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2015-16

General Targeted Recipient Group:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • Other levels of government (provinces/territories)
  • International organizations
  • Other: universities, colleges, government research councils and foundations

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

The Department engages applicants and recipients by communicating program information through:

  • The departmental website;
  • Formal written communication to current funding recipients and interested parties; and,
  • Informal verbal and written communication between program officers and current funding recipients/interested parties.


Name of Transfer Payment Program: Athlete Assistance Program

Start date: 1971

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2011-12

Strategic Outcome: Canadians participate and excel in sport.

Program Activity: Sport

Description: The Athlete Assistance Program (AAP) 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:

1)  Canadian athletes have the financial resources to achieve higher levels of athletic performance.
    Performance indicator:

  • Percentage of athletes agreeing that AAP has made it possible to achieve higher levels of athletic performance (scale is 1 [strongly disagree] to 7 [strongly agree]).

Note: A score of 5-7 on the scale indicates agree.

2)  Canadian athletes access academic opportunities.
    Performance indicator:

  • Number of currently and formerly carded athletes using tuition grant (including deferred tuition).

Output:
1)  Grants.
    Performance indicators:

  • Number of grants issued during the fiscal year.
  Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants 27,000,000  27,000,000 27,000,000 27,000,000
Total Contributions -  - - -
Total Transfer Payments 27,000,000  27,000,000 27,000,000 27,000,000

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2010-11

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Continuation           

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2015-16

General Targeted Recipient Group:

  • Other: athletes and previously carded Canadian high performance athletes, post-secondary educational institutions on behalf or carded-athletes

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

The Department engages applicants and recipients by communicating program information through:

  • The departmental Website;
  • Formal written communication to current funding recipients and interested parties; and,
  • Informal verbal and written communication between program officers and current funding recipients/interested parties.


Disclosure of TPPs under $5 million
Name of TPP Main Objective End Date Type Forecast
Spending
2012-13
Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation General Targeted Recipient Group
Arts, Culture and Diversity Program

The objectives of the Arts, Culture and Diversity Program are to contribute to the development of the arts and cultural sector:

  • to ensure government policy recognizes and encourages the contribution of the arts and culture sector to Canadian public life; and
  • to ensure the autonomy and diversity of Canadian arts and culture are better preserved and promoted domestically and internationally.
March 31, 2012 Contributions 390,000 2009-10
  • Non-profit organizations
Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust The Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust Program is a single-recipient program of the Department of Canadian Heritage (PCH) that provides funding support to the Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust (the Trust) to operate the Confederation Centre of the Arts (“Centre”), Canada’s only national memorial to the Fathers of Confederation.  The federal government has provided the Centre with regular operating funding since its establishment in the mid-1960s. March 31, 2012 Contributions 3,005,000 2011-12
  • The Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust
Canadian Studies Program The Canadian Studies Program (CSP) encourages Canadians to learn about Canada’s history, civic life, and public policy. The Program supports the development and/or enhancement of learning materials, the organization of learning and developmental experiences, and the establishment and maintenance of networks that give Canadians opportunities to enhance their understanding of Canada, thus building an informed and engaged citizenry. No end date. The Program is ongoing, but subject to evaluation every 5 years. Grants and contributions 4,462,390 2010-11
  • Key national Canadian history and civics sector organizations
  • Post-secondary educational institutions
Youth Take Charge The objective of the Youth Take Charge Program is to strengthen youth attachment to Canada through engagement in the fields of history and heritage, civic engagement and youth service, arts and culture, and economic activities. The Program provides grants and contributions to eligible organizations in support of youth-led projects involving youth generally aged 7 to 30, which demonstrate the ability to strengthen attachment to Canada while addressing one or more of the above-mentioned thematic areas. It is expected that the Program will increase awareness among youth participants of the importance of being an active and engaged citizen; will increase relevance of youth-serving organizations to youth; and will increase youth engagement in communities. These outcomes will, in the long-term, lead to increased youth attachment to Canada and an increased sense of shared Canadian identity among youth. March 31, 2013 Grants and contributions 3,481,680 N/A, the program was launched in 2010-11.
  • Non-for-profit or charitable organizations with a strong track record in serving youth on a significant national or provincial/territorial scale
  • Aboriginal governments (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) or equivalent organizations with a strong track record in serving youth on a significant national or provincial/territorial scale
Human Rights Program The Human Rights Program (HRP) provides contributions to projects that aim to increase Canadians’ awareness, knowledge, and practical enjoyment of the international human rights instruments applicable to Canada and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. March 31, 2015 Grants and contributions 392,280 2009-10
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Others: educational institutions, professional organizations
Court Challenges Program

The Court Challenges Program was eliminated in September 25, 2006.

The Government is honouring its commitment to funding recipients that were approved by the Court Challenges Program before September 25, 2006. It has agreed to fund these recipients through all stages of appeal.
N/A Contributions 1,406,017 2002-03
  • Official language minority groups or individuals and/or disadvantaged groups or individuals
  • Non-profit organizations representing the individuals or groups described above
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Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)


  1. Grants for research projects and personnel support
  2. Tri-Council: Canada Graduate Scholarships
  3. Tri-Council: Networks of Centres of Excellence
  4. Institute Support Grants
  5. Tri-Council: Canada Excellence Research Chairs
  6. Tri-Council: Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research
  7. Tri-Council: Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships


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

2. Start date: October, 2000

3. End date: N/A

4. Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2011-12

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

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

7. Description: The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (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.

8. 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.
  ($ millions)
9. Forecast Spending
2011-12
10. Planned Spending
2012-13
11. Planned Spending
2013-14
12. Planned Spending
2014-15
13. Total Grants 855.1 846.2 845.1 844.7
14. Total Transfer Payments 855.1 846.2 845.1 844.7

15. Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: In section 16 below

16. Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation:

CIHR International Review: 2011/12 - Continuation

1.2.1 Salary Support Programs: 2011/12 - Continuation

1.4.1. Strategic Initiatives:

  • National Anti-Drug Strategy: 2009/10 (Implementation Evaluation) - Continuation
  • Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research: 2008/09 – Continuation

17. Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation:

1.1.1 Open Research Grant Program: 2011/12 – Pending Approval

1.4.1. Strategic Initiatives:

  • The Regenerative Medicine and Nanomedicine Initiative: 2011/12 – Pending Approval

Also see section - All upcoming Evaluations over the next three fiscal years of supplementary information tables.

18. General Targeted Recipient Group: Health Researchers

19. Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: CIHR engages applicants and recipients through various forms of social media, electronic newsletters, presentations, discussion forums and consultation processes.



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

2. Start date: 2003-04

3. End date: N/A

4. Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2009-10

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

6. Program Activity: 1.2 – Health Researchers

7. 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.

8. Expected results:

  • Increased capacity to meet demand for highly qualified personnel in the academic, public and private sectors.
  ($ millions)
9. Forecast Spending
2011-12
10. Planned Spending
2012-13
11. Planned Spending
2013-14
12. Planned Spending
2014-15
13. Total Grants 28.3 21.3 21.3 21.3
14. Total Transfer Payments 28.3 21.3 21.3 21.3

15. Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2008/09

16. Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Continuation

17. Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: See section - All upcoming Evaluations over the next three fiscal years of supplementary information tables.

18. General Targeted Recipient Group: Health Research Trainees

19. Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: Applicants and recipients are engaged through communication with academic institutions and tri-agency or agency specific electronic communication.



1. Name of Transfer Payment Program: Tri-Council: Networks of Centres of Excellence

2. Start date: October, 2000

3. End date: N/A

4. Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2008-09

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

6. Program Activity: 1.3 – Health Research Commercialization

7. Description: The Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) Program is a federal class grants program administered jointly by CIHR, NSERC and 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.

8. 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.
  ($ millions)
9. Forecast Spending
2011-12
10. Planned Spending
2012-13
11. Planned Spending
2013-14
12. Planned Spending
2014-15
13. Total Grants 26.6 25.0 25.0 25.0
14. Total Transfer Payments 26.6 25.0 25.0 25.0

15. Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: In section 16 below

16. Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation:

  • Business-Led Networks of Centres of Excellence: 2011/12 - Pending
  • Networks of Centres of Excellence – New Initiatives: 2009/10 – Continuation
  • Networks of Centres of Excellence – International Partnership Initiative: 2009/10 – Continuation
  • Networks of Centres of Excellence: 2007/08 – Continuation

17. Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: See section - All upcoming Evaluations over the next three fiscal years of supplementary information tables.

18. General Targeted Recipient Group: Health Researchers

19. Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: Applicants and recipients are engaged through various meetings and events as well as through the programs website.



1. Name of Transfer Payment Program: Institute Support Grants

2. Start date: October, 2000

3. End date: N/A

4. Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2008-09

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

6. Program Activity: 1.4 – Health and Health Services Advances

7. 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 Scientific 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.

8. Expected results:

  • Effective domestic and international health research agendas as well as alliances and partnerships in areas related to the mandate of each Institute.
  ($ millions)
9. Forecast Spending
2011-12
10. Planned Spending
2012-13
11. Planned Spending
2013-14
12. Planned Spending
2014-15
13. Total Grants 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0
14. Total Transfer Payments 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0

15. Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2005/06

16. Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Continuation

17. Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: See section - All upcoming Evaluations over the next three fiscal years of supplementary information tables.

18. General Targeted Recipient Group: CIHR Institute Scientific Directors

19. Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: Applicants and recipients are extended members of the organization. Scientific directors regularly participate in CIHR meetings.


1. Name of Transfer Payment Program: Tri-Council: Canada Excellence Research Chairs

2. Start date: 2010-11

3. End date: 2017-18

4. Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2011-12

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

6. Program Activity: 1.2 – Health Researchers

7. Description: Administered by CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC. The Canada Excellence Research Chair program aims to support the development of a world-class workforce crucial to the innovation process, positioning Canada as a magnet for the world's top researchers and graduate students, and promoting the development and application of leading-edge knowledge.

8. Expected results:

  • Attract world-leading researchers, trainees and other research professionals to Canada;
  • Enhance research capacity in Canadian universities in areas of priority for Canada;
  • Increase awareness of chair holder research and research excellence in Canada;
  • Strengthen relationships with receptors of innovation and research insights;
  • Brand Canada as a global destination of choice for excellence in research and higher learning
  ($ millions)
9. Forecast Spending
2011-12
10. Planned Spending
2012-13
11. Planned Spending
2013-14
12. Planned Spending
2014-15
13. Total Grants 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4
14. Total Transfer Payments 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4

15. Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: In section 16 below

16. Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Canada Research Chairs Program: 2010/11 - Continuation

17. Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: See section - All upcoming Evaluations over the next three fiscal years of supplementary information tables.

18. General Targeted Recipient Group: Health Researchers

19. Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: Applicants and recipients are engaged through regular communication and the CERC website.


1. Name of Transfer Payment Program: Tri-Council: Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research

2. Start date: 2007-08

3. End date: N/A

4. Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2012-13

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

6. Program Activity: 1.3 – Health Research Commercialization

7. 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 grant Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research program supports the operation of commercialization and/or research Centres that bring together people, services, and infrastructure to position Canada at the forefront of breakthrough innovation in health and related life sciences and technologies.

8. Expected results:

  • Accelerate the commercialization of leading edge technologies, goods, services in priority areas where Canada can significantly advance its competitive advantage.
  • Create, grow and retain companies in Canada that are able to capture new markets with breakthrough innovations.
  • Brand Canada as the host of internationally recognized centres of excellence.
  • Attract investment (including foreign direct and venture capital investments); and
  • Strengthen domestic and international collaboration and ensure that benefits spill over to a wide array of firms, sectors and regions of the country.
  • Open up new opportunities for Canadian researchers to access world-class research equipment, facilities and networks.
  • Attract and retain top research talent from around the world.
  • Provide high quality post-graduate and post-doctoral training in innovative and internationally competitive research.
  ($ millions)
9. Forecast Spending
2011-12
10. Planned Spending
2012-13
11. Planned Spending
2013-14
12. Planned Spending
2014-15
13. Total Grants 10.2 - - -
14. Total Transfer Payments 10.2 - - -

15. Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research: 2009/10

16. Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Continuation

17. Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: See section - All upcoming Evaluations over the next three fiscal years of supplementary information tables.

18. General Targeted Recipient Group: Health Researchers

19. Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: Applicants and recipients are engaged through various meetings and events as well as through the programs website.


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

2. Start date: 2008-09

3. End date: N/A

4. Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2008-09

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

6. Program Activity: 1.2 – Health Researchers

7. Description: Administered by CIHR, NSERC and 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.

8. Expected results:

  • Contribute to making Canada a more attractive destination for international students and making Canada's scholarship initiatives more internationally competitive.
  ($ millions)
9. Forecast Spending
2011-12
10. Planned Spending
2012-13
11. Planned Spending
2013-14
12. Planned Spending
2014-15
13. Total Grants 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4
14. Total Transfer Payments 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4

15. Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: None

16. Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation:

17. Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: See section - All upcoming Evaluations over the next three fiscal years of supplementary information tables.

18. General Targeted Recipient Group: Health Research Trainees

19. Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: Applicants and recipients are engaged through communication with academic institutions and directed tri-agency or agency specific electronic communication as well as being provided information through a program specific website.

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Canadian International Development Agency

Details on Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)




Name of Transfer Payment Program: International Development Assistance

Start Date: April 1, 2012

End Date: N/A

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2011-2012

Strategic Outcome: Reduction in poverty for those living in countries where the Canadian International Development Agency engages in international development.

Program Activities:

  • Fragile states and crisis-affected communities
  • Low-income countries
  • Middle-income countries
  • Global engagement and strategic policy
  • Canadian engagement for development

Description:

The objective of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) transfer payment program is to reduce poverty for those living in countries where CIDA engages in international development.

This objective is in line with the intent of the Official Development Assistance Accountability Act, which states that expenditures reported to Parliament as Official Development Assistance (ODA) must contribute to poverty reduction, take into account the perspectives of the poor, and be consistent with international human rights standards. Furthermore, ODA may be provided for the purposes of alleviating the effects of a natural or man-made disaster or other emergency occurring outside Canada. CIDA is the lead department responsible for Canada’s Official Development Assistance. The majority of the Agency’s activities are consistent with the Act. However, CIDA’s transfer payment program does not preclude activities falling outside the scope of the Act given stated limitations.

The Programming Classes described in the financial table below constitute the means for attainment of CIDA’s results. More precisely, in order to meet its program objectives, the Agency has developed three specialized classes of grants and contributions: bilateral, multilateral and partnerships with Canadians programming.

Expected results by program activity:

Program activity:  Fragile states and crisis-affected communities

Expected result: 

Increased access to essential health services and education by vulnerable female and male children and youth in crisis-affected communities.

Performance indicators:

  • Percentage of children under-five receiving appropriate and timely treatment for malaria and other major diseases.
  • Percentage of vulnerable or crisis-affected girls and boys enrolled in school.

Expected result:

Increased access to income opportunities including jobs and development of micro, small enterprises, particularly for vulnerable and marginalized women, men and youth.

Performance indicator:

  • Percentage of economically-active women, men and youth employment.

Expected result:

Enhanced responsiveness of humanitarian assistance to address the immediate needs of crises-affected populations.

Performance indicator:

  • Percentage of Consolidated Appeals funding requirements that are met.

Program activity:  Low-income countries

Expected result:

Increased sustainable agricultural production by rural poor women, men and youth.

Performance indicators:

  • Annual production of agricultural goods in targeted regions of CIDA interventions.
  • Rate of adoption by farmers (m\f) of new farming techniques and new crop varieties in targeted regions of CIDA interventions.

Expected result:

Increased health services to mothers, newborns and children under five.

Performance indicator:

  • Percentage of live births attended by an accredited health professional.

Expected result:

Increased accountability of public and civil institutions to respond to the needs of women, men and children.

Performance indicator:

  • Average program rating (on a five-point scale) of progress of Canadian International Development Agency low-income countries of focus toward achieving this result.

Program activity:  Middle-income countries

Expected result:

More competitive local economies, especially for micro, small and medium-sized, and women-led enterprises in poorer areas.

Performance Indicator:

  • Level of integration of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in local and regional markets per country.

Expected result:

Increased access to quality education for marginalized female and male children and youth, in particular those living in remote communities.

Performance indicator:

  • Total net enrolment ratio in primary education, both sexes.

Expected result:

Strengthened citizen participation to sustain social and economic progress.

Performance indicator:

  • Average program rating (on a five-point scale) of progress of Canadian International Development Agency middle-income countries of focus toward achieving this result.

Program activity:  Global engagement and strategic policy

Expected result:

Increased effectiveness of Canadian development cooperation through engagement with, and investment in, multilateral and global organizations, to address humanitarian and development challenges.

Performance indicator:

  • Progress in global food security, health, education, and employment rates in developing countries.

Expected result:

Increased ability to advance Canada’s development priorities in Canada and globally.

Performance indicators:

  • Evidence of Canadian influence (e.g., G8 summits, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development /Development Assistance Committee, the media) in shaping the international development agenda.
  • Coherence between aid and non-aid policies (e.g., foreign, defence, environment and immigration).

Program activity: Canadian engagement for development

Expected result:

Improved health and education services for marginalized women, men, girls and boys.

Performance indicator:

  • Ratings (on a five-point scale) of 15-20 representative initiatives of how Canadian partners have helped to transform basic service delivery in underserved communities.

Expected result:

Enhanced income opportunities, including rural livelihoods for poor women, men and youth.

Performance indicator:

  • Ratings (on a five-point scale) of 20 representative initiatives of how Canadian partners have contributed to increased income opportunities and livelihoods for poor women, men, youth in rural and urban areas.

Expected result:

Increased engagement of Canadians as global citizens in international development initiatives.

Performance indicator:

  • Ratings (on a five-point scale) of at least 5 participants for each of 10 representative partners’ initiatives regarding the value of their participation for increasing their engagement and knowledge of international development.
  ($ thousands)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Grants
Bilateral programming - Grants for cooperation with other donor countries for the benefit of developing countries or territories or countries in transition. 8,700 9,900 3,995 3,995
Multilateral programming - Grants in support of development assistance, humanitarian assistance or disaster preparedness, for global operations, programs, projects, activities and appeals for the benefit of developing countries or territories or countries in transition. 1,840,456 1,811,600 1,624,307 1,627,307
Partnership with Canadians programming - Grants for development assistance programs, projects and activities intended to support development for the benefit of developing countries or territories or countries in transition or to enhance the awareness, understanding, and engagement of Canadians with respect to development. 23,900 43,900 23,900 23,900
Sub-total grants 1,873,056 1,865,400 1,652,202 1,655,202
Contributions
Bilateral programming - Contributions in support of development assistance, contributions for cooperation with countries in transition and contributions in support of regional or country specific development assistance programs, projects and activities for the benefit of developing countries or territories or countries in transition. 875,665 845,432 897,972 900,332
Multilateral programming - Contributions in support of development assistance, humanitarian assistance or disaster preparedness, for global operations, programs, projects, activities and appeals for the benefit of developing countries or territories or countries in transition. 303,243 156,793 6,793 7,230
Partnership with Canadians programming - Contributions for development assistance programs, projects and activities intended to support development for the benefit of developing countries or territories or countries in transition or to enhance the awareness, understanding, and engagement of Canadians with respect to development. 267,192 256,979 252,056 250,693
Sub-total contributions 1,446,100 1,259,204 1,156,821 1,158,255
Total for this transfer payment 3,319,156 3,124,604 2,809,023 2,813,457

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2011-2012

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Continuing

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2016-2017

General Targeted Recipient Group by Programming Class:

Bilateral programming:  Non-profit and for-profit organizations; other levels of, and foreign, governments; Aboriginals; and others (see below for details)

  • all levels of government of recipient countries, including their institutions, organizations and agencies;
  • all levels of government of other donor countries, including their institutions, organizations and agencies;   
  • Canadian provincial, territorial and municipal governments, including their institutions, organizations and agencies;
  • entities (including individuals) that have a legal personality recognized in domestic and/or international law, other than all levels of government, and that are capable of delivering aid activities;
  • community-based organizations and associations in a recipient country, capable of delivering local aid activities; and
  • Crown Corporations listed in Section 85 or Part 1 of Schedule III to the Financial Administration Act and their subsidiaries, where funding is for a specific program or project.

Multilateral programming: Non-profit, for-profit and international organizations; foreign governments; Aboriginals; and others (see below for details)

Multilateral institutional funding sub-class:

  • all levels of government of other donor countries, including their institutions, organizations and agencies;
  • entities (including individuals) that have a legal personality recognized in domestic and/or international law, other than all levels of all government, and that are capable of delivering aid activities;
  • International Financial Institutions as listed at the schedule to the International Development (Financial Institutions) Assistance Act; and
  • Crown Corporations listed in Section 85 or Part 1 of Schedule III to the Financial Administration Act and their subsidiaries, where funding is for a specific program or project.

International humanitarian assistance sub-class:

  • all levels of government of other donor countries, including their institutions, organizations and agencies;
  • entities (including individuals) that have a legal personality recognized in domestic and/or international law, other than all levels of all government, and that are capable of delivering aid activities; and
  • community-based organizations and associations in a recipient country, capable of delivering local aid activities.

Partnerships with Canadians programming: Non-profit and for-profit organizations; other levels of, and foreign, governments; Aboriginals; and others (see below for details)

Partners for development sub-class:

  • Canadian provincial, territorial and municipal governments, including their institutions, organizations and agencies;
  • entities (including individuals) that have a legal personality recognized in domestic and/or international law, other than all levels of all government, and that are capable of delivering aid activities; and
  • Crown Corporations listed in Section 85 or Part 1 of Schedule III to the Financial Administration Act and their subsidiaries, where funding is for a specific program or project.

Global citizens sub-class:

  • all levels of government of recipient countries, including their institutions, organizations and agencies;
  • all levels of government of other donor countries, including their institutions, organizations and agencies;
  • Canadian provincial, territorial and municipal governments, including their institutions, organizations and agencies;
  • entities (including individuals) that have a legal personality recognized in domestic and/or international law, other than all levels of all government, and that are capable of delivering aid activities or of delivering information to Canadian audiences on international development issues; and
  • Crown Corporations listed in Section 85 or Part 1 of Schedule III to the Financial Administration Act and their subsidiaries, where funding is for a specific program or project.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

  • CIDA engages with multilateral and global partners through Canada’s representation on governing bodies (including steering committees for particular initiatives), through headquarters-to-headquarters contact, through ongoing discussion between partners’ headquarters and CIDA’s field representatives in Rome, Geneva, New York, and Washington DC, and through the contacts between partners’ country offices and CIDA’s field staff in developing countries.
  • The Agency responds to the needs and priorities of recipients (countries/institutions) through ongoing bilateral and multi-donor/recipient dialogue. This dialogue starts before investments decisions are taken and continues through the planning, programming and evaluation cycles. Recipients consider this dialogue a necessary element of macro country/institution planning and priority setting. These ongoing relationships inform CIDA programming frameworks and investment portfolio, and are considered as prerequisites for sustainable development results.
  • Communications Branch is supporting Agency activities to engage stakeholders and facilitate more effective stakeholder engagement through increased transparency and up-to-date information. Online consultations and calls for proposals are published on CIDA’s website as they are launched—several are planned by the Agency in 2012-2013. Funding decisions and project information will continue to be published in a timely way through CIDA’s Project Browser on the Web site and new application for mobile devices. The scope of project and program information that are posted online will be increased as the Agency implements the International Aid Transparency Initiative over the 2012-2015 period.
  • CIDA maintains ongoing communications with bodies that are representative of applicants and recipients; it makes use of surveys of applicants and recipients conducted by representative bodies; and it pursues senior level outreach in the form of attendance to applicants and recipients events and meetings.
  • A general mailbox is maintained to provide a single access point for questions, comments and complaints of applicants and recipients which feeds, where applicable, a transparent, online Q&A page and directs the attention and action of the Partnerships with Canadians Branch to correct any issue.
  • An ongoing lessons learned exercise ensures that the experiences of applicants and recipients are integrated into further attempts to improve processes and mechanisms.
  • CIDA has engaged in debriefing sessions with applicants.
  • The Agency is also developing a public engagement strategy that promotes active participation and increased engagement of the Canadian public, including current and future recipients of grants and contributions.

Details on other types of transfer payment programs


Name of Transfer Payment Program: International Financial Institutions (IFIs), as per the International Development (Financial Institutions) Assistance Act

Start Date: N/A

End Date: N/A

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: N/A

Strategic Outcome: Reduction in poverty for those living in countries in which CIDA engages in international development.

Program Activity: Global engagement and strategic policy

Description:

One of CIDA’s main funding instruments for the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) is the issuance and encashment of promissory notes, which are funds that are given to the organization without any capital stock or subscriptions given in return. This funding enables the IFIs to finance their concessional funding windows for assistance to developing countries. Advances are made through the issuance of non-interest bearing, non-negotiable notes payable to the institutions, which become a statutory cash requirement upon encashment by the institution.

Expected result:

Increased effectiveness of Canadian development cooperation through engagement with, and investment in, multilateral and global organizations, to address humanitarian and development challenges.

Performance indicator:

Progress in global food security, health, education, and employment rates in developing countries.

Financial forecast:

  ($ thousands)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants - - -
Total Contributions - - -

Totals for this type of transfer payment: 

Encashment of notes issued to the development assistance funds of the international financial institutions in accordance with the International Development (Financial Institutions) Assistance Act
285,613 248,654 246,114 246,114
Totals for this transfer payment 285,613 248,654 246,114 246,114

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2009 (covered by “Review of the Effectiveness of CIDA’s Multilateral Delivery Channel”)

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: Refer to supplementary information table on “Upcoming Evaluations”

General Targeted Recipient Group: International organizations

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: N/A



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Advance Market Commitment (AMC) for pneumococcal vaccine

Start Date: 2007

End Date: N/A

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: N/A

Strategic Outcome: Reduction in poverty for those living in countries in which CIDA engages in international development.

Program Activity: Global engagement and strategic policy

Description:

The goal of the Advance Market Commitment (AMC) for pneumococcal vaccine is to reduce the disease burden and mortality from pneumococcal disease in developing countries through a financial commitment by donors to purchase a vaccine to be developed against strains of pneumococcal disease prevalent in developing countries. 

The total Canadian commitment to the AMC is US$200M as per the Budget and Economic Statement Implementation Act (2007). The payments for this project will be funded from a statutory vote from the Consolidated Revenue Fund, on an annual demand basis, under the authority of Section 144 of the Budget and Economic Statement Implementation Act (2007). 

Expected result:

Increased effectiveness of Canadian development cooperation through engagement with, and investment in, multilateral and global organizations, to address humanitarian and development challenges.

Performance indicator:

Progress in global food security, health, education, and employment rates in developing countries.

Financial forecast:

  ($ thousands)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants - - - -
Total Contributions - - - -

Total for this type of transfer payment: 

Payments to the World Bank for the Advance Market Commitment for Pneumococcal Vaccines in accordance with the Section 144 of the Budget and Economic Statement Implementation Act, 2007
22,926 - -
Total Transfer Payments 22,926 - -

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2009 (covered by “Review of the Effectiveness of CIDA’s Multilateral Delivery Channel”)

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: Refer to supplementary information table on “Upcoming Evaluations”

General Targeted Recipient Group: International organizations

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: N/A

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Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)




Name of Transfer Payment Program: Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development (SINED) (voted)

Start date: April 1, 2009

End date: March 31, 2014

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2008-09

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

Program Activity: Business Development

Description: Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development is a project-based suite of programs intended to strengthen and diversify the driver sectors of the territorial economies, and encourage 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
  • 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 opportunities
  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants 0 0 0 0
Total Contributions 18.157 18.157  18.157 1,157*
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0 0 0 0
Total Transfer Payments 18.157 18.157  18.157 1,157*
* Planned spending in 2014-2015 is lower due to the Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development program sunsetting.

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: September 2008

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A) : Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2012-2013

General Targeted Recipient Group: Territorial governments and non-government organizations involved in economic development in Canada's three territories

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: Development of a five year targeted investment plan with stakeholders in each territory to identify levels of funding for each economic sector.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Aboriginal Economic Development (voted)

Start date: April 1, 2009

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2008-09

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

Program Activity: Community Development and Business Development

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 Nations, Métis and Inuit entrepreneurs in the North, as well as by northern communities, Aboriginal businesses and financial organizations.

Expected results:

Northern and Aboriginal communities ready to benefit from economic development opportunities

  • Viable Aboriginal economic businesses
  • A skilled Aboriginal workforce
  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants 0 0 0 0
Total Contributions 11.8 11.8  11.8 11.8
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0 0 0 0
Total Transfer Payments 11.8 11.8  11.8 11.8

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2009-10

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2012-2013

General Targeted Recipient Group: Aboriginal groups in Canada's three territories

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: Participation with the National Economic Development Committee for Inuit Nunangat (NEDCIN) and Regional Program Management Advisory Committees (RPMAC)



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Northern Adult Basic Education Program (NABEP) (voted)

Start date: November 10, 2011

End date: March 31, 2016

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2011-12

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

Program Activity: Community Development

Description: The Northern Adult Basic Education Program (NABEP) is a five year program that supports the territorial colleges in delivering an expanded suite of learning opportunities to working age Northerners to enable them to obtain jobs or take further vocational training.

Expected results:

This five-year program is intended to increase the adult educational capacity of northern colleges, to give northern adults greater opportunities to obtain the essential skills that will lead to jobs or further occupational training, and will provide business with an expanded source of local labour.  It is expected to leave the colleges with a legacy of increased capacity for adult education over the longer term.

  • Number of NABEP course participants that go on to job training
  • Number of NABEP students served; and
  • Number of training programs for adult educators.
  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants 0 0 0 0
Total Contributions 1.675 6.604  6.507 6.604
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0 0 0 0
Total Transfer Payments 1.675 6.604  6.507 6.604

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: N/A

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2013-14: formative evaluation; and 2015-16: summative evaluation.

General Targeted Recipient Group: working-age adult Northerners who need basic educations skills to participate in the labour market.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: An engagement process was undertaken with the three accredited Northern colleges, and included the respective education departments of the territorial governments.   Consultations have been undertaken where required with Aboriginal groups and engagement has been launched with other stakeholders.





Disclosure of TPPs under $5 million
Name of TPP Main Objective End Date of TPP, if applicable Type of TP (G, C) Forecast
Spending
2012-13
Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation General Targeted Recipient Group
Roadmap for Canada’s Linguistic Duality 2008-13: Acting for the Future Improved social and economic development of Official Language Minority Communities (OLMC). March 31, 2013 C $0.1 N/A Official Language Minority Communities
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Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Canadian Nuclear Safety Plan for Transfer Payment Programs (TPPs)

Disclosure of TPPs under $5 million
Name of TPP Main Objective End Date Type Forecast
Spending
2012-13
Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation General Targeted Recipient Group
Regulatory Framework Program            
Class Grants & Contributions Program
(Voted)
Grants to enable the research, development and management of activities that contribute to the objectives of the Research and Support Program n/a Grant 75,000 2008-09 Private sector and other agencies and organizations in Canada and elsewhere.
Class Grants & Contributions Program
(Voted)
Contributions to enable the research, development and management of activities that contribute to the objectives of the Research and Support Program, and the Canadian Safeguards Support Program n/a Contribution 770,000 2008-09 Private sector and other agencies and organizations in Canada and elsewhere.
Participant Funding Program
(Voted)
Safe and secure nuclear installations and processes used solely for peaceful purposes and public confidence in the nuclear regulatory regime's effectiveness. n/a Contribution 925,000 n/a Individuals, Aboriginal groups, not-for-profit corporations and other stakeholders.
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Canadian Space Agency

Details on Transfer Payment Programs (TPPs)

Departmental Plan for Transfer Payment Programs (TPPs) for the Canadian Space Agency

Contribution under the Canada/ESA Cooperation Agreement

Strategic Outcome:

Canada's exploration of space, provision of space services and development of its space capacity meet the nation's needs for scientific knowledge, innovation and information.

Program Activity:

Future Canadian Space Capacity: This Program Activity secures the nation's strategic and on-going presence in space in the future and to preserve Canada's capability to deliver internationally renowned space assets for future generations. It is targeted at Canadian academia, industry and youth, as well as users of Canadian space solutions (Government of Canada (GoC) organizations) and international partners).

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

Start Date: January 1st, 2000

End Date: March 31st, 2011*

* Further to the summative evaluation of the Canada/European Space Agency Cooperation Agreement, the contribution program under the said Agreement was recommended for continuation. Ratification of the new Agreement is not completed yet. The revised terms and conditions for the contributions under the 2010-2019 Cooperation Agreement will be submitted for Treasury Board's approval when the Cooperation Agreement is ratified. In the mean time, CSA can honor the commitments made during the Cooperation Agreement, but cannot make new contributions.

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 make possible 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 (Program Activity Level):

Future Canadian Space Capacity: Canada has a space community (academia, industry and government) able to contribute to the sustained and strategic Canadian use of space.

Expected Results Specific to the Transfer Payment Program:

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 relating to European 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, increased demonstration opportunities for space-qualified technologies and products developed by Canadian firms for the space markets are available.

Development of new alliances and/or strengthening of established alliances between Canadian and European companies.

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2005-2006

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation:

The CSA intensified its efforts to secure cooperation agreements to ensure that Canada maintains a presence in European markets.

To meet program requirements, the CSA implemented a well-structured and transparent process for holding consultations with industry to support the selection of and promote optional programs.

The CSA implemented a mechanism for mitigating the risks of exchange rate fluctuations and inflation.

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014-2015

General Targeted Recipient Group:

Canadian space sector businesses, universities and not-for-profit research organizations.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

CSA will consult the Canadian space sector (industry and academia) and relevant GoC organizations as part of the Program selection process in preparation for the 2012 ESA Ministerial Council meeting during which ESA Member states and Canada will announce new contributions to the proposed ESA Programs.

Summary of CSA 3-Year Plan: To learn more about it, please go to:
www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/publications/default.asp#parliament

 

Program Activity ($ in millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Planned Spending
2013-2014
Planned Spending
2014-2015
Total Contributions 45.4 29.0 28.3 28.5
Total Transfer Payments 45.4 29.0 28.3 28.5

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

Strategic Outcome: Canada's exploration of space, provision of space services and development of its space capacity meet the nation's needs for scientific knowledge, innovation and information.

Program Activities:

Space Data, Information and Services: This Program Activity utilizes space-based solutions to assist Government of Canada (GoC) organizations in delivering growing, diversified or cost-effective programs and services within their mandate, which is related to key national priorities, such as sovereignty, defence, safety and security, resource management, environmental monitoring and the North. It also provides academia with data required to perform its own research.

Space Exploration: This Program Activity provides valuable Canadian science, signature technologies and qualified astronauts to international space exploration endeavours. This Program Activity contributes to the Government of Canada's Science and Technology Strategy. It fosters the generation of knowledge as well as technological spin-offs that contribute to a higher quality of life for Canadians. It generates excitement within the population in general and contributes to nation-building. This Program Activity appeals to the science and technology communities.

Future Canadian Space Capacity: This Program Activity secures the nation's strategic and on-going presence in space in the future and to preserve Canada's capability to deliver internationally renowned space assets for future generations. It is targeted at Canadian academia, industry and youth, as well as users of Canadian space solutions (Government of Canada (GoC) organizations) and international partners).

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

Description: This program supports knowledge growth and innovation in the Canadian Space Agency's (CSA) priority areas while increasing the awareness and participation of Canadians in space-related disciplines and activities. The program has two components: a) Research and b) Awareness and Learning.

The research component aims to support the development of science and technology; foster the continual development of a critical mass of researchers and highly qualified people in Canada; and, support information-gathering and, space-related studies and research pertaining to Canadian Space Agency priorities.

The awareness and learning component aims to increase awareness of Canadian space science and technology among Canadian youth and educators and their participation in related activities; provide learning opportunities to Canadian students and physicians in various space-related disciplines; and support the operations of organizations dedicated to space research and education.

Expected Results (Program Activity Level):

Space Data, Information and Services: User GoC organizations offer more diversified or cost-effective programs and services due to their utilization of space-based solutions.

Space Exploration: Expansion of advanced scientific knowledge acquired through space exploration endeavours.

Future Canadian Space Capacity: Canada has a space community (academia, industry and government) able to contribute to the sustained and strategic Canadian use of space.

Expected Results (Transfer Payment Program Level):

1. Research Component

  • 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/or sustained.

  • Leveraged partner contributions.

  • Access to international collaboration for Canadian organizations.

2. Awareness and Learning Component

Awareness: Increased availability and use of the space theme in learning opportunities and materials related to science and technology.

Learning: Post-secondary level and physicians will have increased knowledge and skills in space-related disciplines.

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: N/A

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014-2015

General Targeted Recipient Group:

Eligible recipients for Grants:

Research Component include Canadian universities and post-secondary institutions, not-for-profit organizations established and operating in Canada and not-for-profit international research organizations or a cluster formed by a combination of the above.

Awareness and Learning Component include Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, Canadian elementary, secondary and post-secondary institutions, not-for-profit organizations established and operating in Canada, and international organizations dedicated to space relevant education.

Eligible recipients for Contributions:

Research Component include Canadian universities and post-secondary institutions, for-profit and not-for-profit organizations established and operating in Canada, and not-for-profit international research organizations or a cluster formed by a combination of the above.

Awareness and Learning Component include Canadian elementary, secondary and post-secondary institutions, not-for-profit organizations established and operating in Canada, and international organizations dedicated to space relevant education.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

An initiative to engage recipients has been undertaken in January 2012 through a newly automated annual follow-up of projects. Based on this pilot, the Agency is planning to extend this experience to open a dialogue with potential applicants as well as recipients.

Consultations, presentations and discussions with the academic community and other potential recipient groups are ongoing and will continue.

Summary of CSA 3-Year Plan: To learn more about it, please go to: www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/publications/default.asp#parliament

 

Program Activity ($ in millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Planned Spending
2013-2014
Planned Spending
2014-2015
Total Grants 7.4 6.0 6.7 6.2
Total Contributions 4.6 1.6 2.1 2.5
Total Transfer Payments 12.0 7.6 8.8 8.7

Note:
Due to rounding, decimals may not add up to totals shown.
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Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)




Name of Transfer Payment Program: Settlement Program

Start date: May 15, 2008

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2008-09

Strategic Outcome: Newcomers and citizens participate to their full potential in fostering an integrated society

Program Activity: Settlement and Integration of Newcomers

Description:

The 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.

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.
  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants
Total Contributions 611.8 605.8 605.8 605.8
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments
Total Transfer Payments 611.8 605.8 605.8 605.8

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation:

Completed 2009–10: Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada; 2010–11: Host Program, Welcoming Communities Initiative (WCI), Immigration Settlement and Adaptation Program, Going to Canada Immigration Portal

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation:

N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation:

Planned: The next program evaluation will be carried out in stages. By 2016–17 an evaluation of the entire Settlement Program will be completed.

2011–12: Recruitment and Integration of French-speaking Immigrants to Francophone Communities

2012–13: Overseas Orientation Initiatives (Canadian Orientation Abroad, Canadian Immigration Integration Project, Active Engagement and Integration Project); Foreign Credentials Referral Office; contributions to British Columbia; contributions to Manitoba

2016–17: Information and referral, language training and skills development, labour market, and WCI components (as part of the Settlement Program evaluation)

General Targeted Recipient Group:

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

  • 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 Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) pending completion of medical, security and criminal verification requirements.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

An open and fair call for proposals (CFP) process is the principal initiative used by the Department to engage applicants.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Multiculturalism Program

Start date: 1982–83

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2009–10

Strategic Outcome: Newcomers and citizens participate to their full potential in fostering an integrated society

Program Activity: Multiculturalism for Newcomers and All Canadians

Description:

The program objectives are to:

  • build an integrated socially cohesive society;
  • improve the responsiveness of institutions to the needs of a diverse population; and
  • engage in discussions on multiculturalism and diversity at an international level.

The Multiculturalism Program works to build an integrated cohesive society by fostering intercultural understanding, citizenship, civic memory and pride, and respect for core democratic values grounded in our history, and by promoting equal opportunity for individuals of all origins.

Expected results:

The expected results are:

  • program participants and beneficiaries 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;
  • federal and targeted institutions demonstrate an increased responsiveness to the needs of a diverse society; and
  • there is increased policy awareness in Canada about international approaches to diversity and Canadian multiculturalism policy, programming or initiatives increasingly incorporate international best practices.
  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0
Total Contributions 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.8
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments
Total Transfer Payments 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.8

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation:

2005–06 (when the program was administered by Canadian Heritage)

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation:

Continuation; however, the objectives of the program were amended following the transfer of the program to CIC from Canadian Heritage in 2008.

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation:

An evaluation was conducted during 2011–12.

General Targeted Recipient Group:

Eligible recipients include:

  • Canadian not-for-profit organizations or associations;
  • non-federal public institutions, such as boards of education, schools, colleges, universities, chambers of commerce, law enforcement and police agencies, hospitals, and other health-care institutions;
  • provincial, regional and municipal governments and their agencies;
  • First Nations and Inuit governments, band councils, and Aboriginal organizations;
  • private sector (eligible for contributions only)—applications from the private sector must include at least one not-for-profit partner providing financial or in-kind support; and
  • Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

An open and fair CFP process is the principal approach used by CIC to engage applicants.

As the Inter-Action projects stream will not be launching a new CFP, engagement efforts will be focused on promoting the Inter-Action Events Stream. This will be done by:

  • passing out the Inter-Action postcards at various multicultural and Inter-Action events;
  • marketing through different ethnic media;
  • communication and sharing of other grants and contributions programs of the federal government;
  • regional promotion through CIC communication campaigns; and
  • promoting the Inter-Action events stream through an e-mail campaign to stakeholders and on the CIC website.


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

Start date: 1970s (under another name; RAP in its current form implemented 1998)

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2011–12

Strategic Outcome: Newcomers and citizens participate to their full potential in fostering an integrated society

Program Activity: Settlement and Integration of Newcomers

Description:

The purpose of RAP is to provide direct financial support and fund the provision of immediate and essential services to eligible recipients (e.g., government assisted refugees—GARs) who lack the resources to provide for their basic needs and the needs of their dependants.

Expected results:

The expected results of RAP include meeting the immediate and essential needs of RAP clients, as well as ensuring that: RAP services are timely, useful and accessible; resettled newcomers are linked to CIC settlement and to other government services; and these newcomers have increased life skills, knowledge and the means to live safely and independently.

The Performance Measurement Strategy will be launched in 2012–13, with indicators that will measure the success of the program in delivering outputs and achieving the expected outcomes for RAP. Key indicators include the number of clients served by RAP services, the extent to which RAP services were useful and accessible; and the extent to which stakeholders (CIC, service providers, RAP clients) report that the immediate and essential needs of RAP clients were met.

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants
Total Contributions 56.7 58.6 58.6 58.6
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments
Total Transfer Payments 56.7 58.6 58.6 58.6

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation:

2010–11

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation:

Continuation

The GAR-RAP evaluation was completed in March 2011 and found that RAP remains relevant and services provided to GARs remain necessary. The next evaluation of RAP will be completed by March 2016.

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation:

2015–16

General Targeted Recipient Group:

There are two types of eligible recipients under the RAP program: eligible clients (refugees) and service providers, who provide immediate and essential services to refugees.

The following entities are eligible recipients of RAP contributions for providing services and assistance to eligible clients.

  • not-for-profit organizations and associations, including non-governmental organizations, community groups and umbrella organizations;
  • intergovernmental and international organizations;
  • businesses;
  • Canadian educational institutions (including boards, districts and divisions);
  • provincial, territorial or municipal governments; and
  • individual Canadian citizens (e.g., consultants, facilitators).

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

CIC uses CFPs to award contribution agreements to service providers. Refugee recipients undergo an intake assessment on arrival to Canada to determine the level of support they need and what types of services they require.



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

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.

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: Ongoing

Strategic Outcome: Newcomers and citizens participate to their full potential in fostering an integrated society

Program Activity: Settlement and Integration of Newcomers

Description:

The Canada–Quebec Accord relating to immigration gives Quebec the responsibility for providing reception and integration services to all immigrants in Quebec, including all refugees. Quebec receives an annual grant from the federal government to support these reception and integration services.

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 into the province in a manner that respects the distinct identity of Quebec.

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

  • the reception and integration services (referred to in sections 24 and 25 of the Accord) 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 any permanent resident in the province, whether or not that that permanent resident has been selected by Quebec.

Expected results:

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

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants 283.1 283.1 283.1 283.1
Total Contributions
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments
Total Transfer Payments 283.1 283.1 283.1 283.1

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation:

This grant has not been evaluated.

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation:

N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation:

An evaluation was conducted during 2011–12.

General Targeted Recipient Group:

Other levels of government (Quebec)

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

N/A





Disclosure of TPPs under $5 million
Name of TPP Main Objective End Date Type Forecast
Spending
2012-13
Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation General Targeted Recipient Group
Annual Assessed Contribution to the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Membership in the IOM, which allows Canada to participate in the governance and decision-making mechanisms of the IOM. This is linked to the Department’s capacity to meet its objectives, in particular:

  • managed migration that promotes Canadian interests and protects the health, safety and security of Canadians; and
  • international recognition and acceptance of the principles of managed migration consistent with Canada’s broader foreign policy agenda, and protection of refugees in Canada.
Ongoing C $1.5 2010–11 IOM
The Migration Policy Development Program

Provide funding to organizations active in international migration policy development and research; promote research and exchange of information among states on migration issues; gain access to organizations, projects and activities, and be able to influence them; inform development of Canadian policy and programs relating to international migration, including refugees, immigrants and visitors, thus maximizing economic and social benefits of international migration; support the Department’s expected results of advancing in international fora Canadian positions on managed migration interpretation and international protection.

Ongoing G $0.4 2007–08

Multilateral forums and organizations active in international migration policy development, research and exchange of information.

Community Historical Recognition Program
  • To recognize and commemorate the historical differences of ethnocultural communities affected by wartime measures and/or immigration restrictions and to educate Canadians in this respect
  • To promote the respective contributions made by these groups to Canada
March 31, 2013 C $3.7 N/A An evaluation will be completed in 2012–13
  • Canadian not-for-profit organizations and charitable organizations with a relevant mandate or demonstrated partnership or link with impacted communities; and
  • communications media with demonstrated partnership or link with affected communities.
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Department of Finance Canada

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)

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

Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Initiative (Vote 5)

Harbourfront Centre Funding Program (Vote 5)

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)

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

Statutory Subsidies (Constitution Act, 1867—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)

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

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

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

Payments to Provinces Regarding Sales Tax Harmonization (Part III.1—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)

Additional Fiscal Equalization to Nova Scotia (Part I—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)

Additional Fiscal Equalization Offset Payment to Nova Scotia (Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador Additional Fiscal Equalization Offset Payments Act)

Transitional Payment to Newfoundland and Labrador (Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador Additional Fiscal Equalization Offset Payments Act)

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development for the Agriculture Advance Market Commitment (Bretton Woods and Related Agreements Act, section 8)


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

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2011–12

Strategic outcome: A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

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

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Planned Spending
2013–14
Planned Spending
2014–15
Total grants 10.000 210.000 5.000 5.000
Total contributions
Total other types of transfer payments
Total transfer payments 10.000 210.000 5.000 5.000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2009–10

Decision following the results of last evaluation (continuation, amendment, termination, pending, or not applicable): Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: 2014–15

General targeted recipient group: Export Development Canada and the Canadian Wheat Board

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable



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

Start date: April 2001

End date: March 31, 2014

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2010–11

Strategic outcome: A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

Description: The Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Initiative 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

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Planned Spending
2013–14
Planned Spending
2014–15
Total grants
Total contributions 30.483 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total other types of transfer payments
Total transfer payments 30.483 0.0 0.0 0.0

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2008–09

Decision following the results of last evaluation (continuation, amendment, termination, pending, or not applicable): Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: 2013–14

General targeted recipient group: Non-profit

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable



Name of transfer payment program: Harbourfront Centre Funding Program (Vote 5)

Start date: March 2006

End date: March 31, 2016

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2011–12

Strategic outcome: A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

Description: The primary objective of the Harbourfront Centre Funding Program is to provide operational funding to Harbourfront Centre until March 31, 2016. Such support assists the Harbourfront Centre in covering its fixed operational costs. The funding program also facilitates Harbourfront Centre’s ability to leverage funding from other levels of government and to 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

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Planned Spending
2013–14
Planned Spending
2014–15
Total grants
Total contributions 7.000 5.000 5.000 5.000
Total other types of transfer payments
Total transfer payments 7.000 5.000 5.000 5.000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2010–11

Decision following the results of last evaluation (continuation, amendment, termination, pending, or not applicable): Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: 2013–14

General targeted recipient group: Non-profit

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable



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

Start date: 1960

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: Statutory commitment

Strategic outcome: A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

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

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Planned Spending
2013–14
Planned Spending
2014–15
Total grants
Total contributions
Total other types of transfer payments 384.280 441.620 441.610 441.610
Total transfer payments 384.280 441.620 441.610 441.610

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2011–12

Decision following the results of last evaluation (continuation, amendment, termination, pending, or not applicable): Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: 2016–17

General targeted recipient group: World Bank Group

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Spring and annual World Bank Group meetings each year and IDA replenishment cycle negotiations every three years. The Official Development Assistance Accountability Act also requires broad consultations on Canada’s Official Development Assistance, which include contributions to the IDA, every two years.



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

Start date: 1957

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: Statutory commitment

Strategic outcome: A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

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

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011–12*
Planned Spending
2012–13
Planned Spending
2013–14
Planned Spending
2014–15
Total grants
Total contributions
Total other types of transfer payments 15,610.677 15,422.503 16,192.175 16,999.825
Total transfer payments 15,610.677 15,422.503 16,192.175 16,999.825

* Forecast spending for 2011–12 includes Total Transfer Protection payments of $952,107,000.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2011–12

Decision following the results of last evaluation (continuation, amendment, termination, pending, or not applicable): Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: 2016–17

General targeted recipient group: Other levels of government

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable



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

Start date: 1985

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: Statutory commitment

Strategic outcome: A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

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

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of payments to territories

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Planned Spending
2013–14
Planned Spending
2014–15
Total grants
Total contributions
Total other types of transfer payments 2,876.083 3,110.680 3,230.166 3,330.268
Total transfer payments 2,876.083 3,110.680 3,230.166 3,330.268

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 201112

Decision following the results of last evaluation (continuation, amendment, termination, pending, or not applicable): Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: 2016–17

General targeted recipient group: Other levels of government

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable



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

Start date: 2004

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: Statutory commitment

Strategic outcome: A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

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’s national 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

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Planned Spending
2013–14
Planned Spending
2014–15
Total grants
Total contributions
Total other types of transfer payments 26,951.863 28,568.975 30,283.114 32,100.101
Total transfer payments 26,951.863 28,568.975 30,283.114 32,100.101

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2011–12

Decision following the results of last evaluation (continuation, amendment, termination, pending, or not applicable): Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: 2016–17

General targeted recipient group: Other levels of government

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable



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

Start date: 2004

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: Statutory commitment

Strategic outcome: A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

Description: The Canada Social Transfer (CST) provides equal per capita cash support to provincial and territorial governments to assist them in financing social assistance and social services, 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

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Planned Spending
2013–14
Planned Spending
2014–15
Total grants
Total contributions
Total other types of transfer payments 11,514.064 11,859.486 12,215.271 12,581.729
Total transfer payments 11,514.064 11,859.486 12,215.271 12,215.271

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2011–12

Decision following the results of last evaluation (continuation, amendment, termination, pending, or not applicable): Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: 2016–17

General targeted recipient group: Other levels of government

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable



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

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: Statutory commitment

Strategic outcome: A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

Description: As part of the 10-Year Plan to Strengthen Health Care, the Government of Canada committed to support 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 provinces and territories through a transfer on an equal per capita basis.

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

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Planned Spending
2013–14
Planned Spending
2014–15
Total grants
Total contributions
Total other types of transfer payments 250.000 250.000 250.000 0.0
Total transfer payments 250.000 250.000 250.000 0.0

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2011–12

Decision following the results of last evaluation (continuation, amendment, termination, pending, or not applicable): Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: 2016–17

General targeted recipient group: Other levels of government

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable



Name of transfer payment program: Statutory Subsidies (Constitution Act, 18671982, and Other Statutory Authorities)

Start date: 1867

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: Statutory commitment

Strategic outcome: A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

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

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of payments to provinces  

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Planned Spending
2013–14
Planned Spending
2014–15
Total grants
Total contributions
Total other types of transfer payments 32.149 32.149 32.200 32.200
Total transfer payments 32.149 32.149 32.200 32.200

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2011–12

Decision following the results of last evaluation (continuation, amendment, termination, pending, or not applicable): Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: 2016–17

General targeted recipient group: Other levels of government

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable



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

Start date: 1964

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: Statutory commitment

Strategic outcome: A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

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 recoveries from the Province of Quebec

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Planned Spending
2013–14
Planned Spending
2014–15
Total grants
Total contributions
Total other types of transfer payments (693.597) (746.180) (777.878) (824.047)
Total transfer payments (693.597) (746.180) (777.878) (824.047)

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: Not applicable

Decision following the results of last evaluation (continuation, amendment, termination, pending, or not applicable): Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: Not applicable

General targeted recipient group: Other levels of government

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable



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

Start date: 1977

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: Statutory commitment

Strategic outcome: A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

Description: The Alternative Payments for Standing 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 recoveries from the Province of Quebec

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Planned Spending
2013–14
Planned Spending
2014–15
Total grants
Total contributions
Total other types of transfer payments (3,147.547) (3,388.677) (3,533.155) (3,740.732)
Total transfer payments (3,147.547) (3,388.677) (3,533.155) (3,740.732)

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: Not applicable

Decision following the results of last evaluation (continuation, amendment, termination, pending, or not applicable): Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: Not applicable

General targeted recipient group: Other levels of government

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable



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

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: Statutory commitment

Strategic outcome: A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

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

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Planned Spending
2013–14
Planned Spending
2014–15
Total grants
Total contributions
Total other types of transfer payments 86.390 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total transfer payments 86.390 0.0 0.0 0.0

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: Not applicable

Decision following the results of last evaluation (continuation, amendment, termination, pending, or not applicable): Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: Not applicable

General targeted recipient group: Other levels of government

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: This measure was announced in Budget 2007, and the program had an applicable time frame from March 2007 to December 2010. Work is currently underway with participating provinces to determine preliminary and final payments.



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: 2011–12

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: Not applicable

Strategic outcome: A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians

Program activity: Economic and Fiscal Policy Framework

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 were be used to compensate participating provinces and territories for matters relating to the transition toward a Canadian securities regulator. In light of the Supreme Court of Canada's decision on the proposed Securities Act (Reference re Securities Act), the payment planned for 2011–12 will not take place.

Expected results: A more efficient and streamlined regulatory system that reinforces financial stability, strengthens enforcement, protects investors, and is more accountable

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Planned Spending
2013–14
Planned Spending
2014–15
Total grants
Total contributions
Total other types of transfer payments 150.000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total transfer payments 150.000 0.0 0.0 0.0

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: Not applicable

Decision following the results of last evaluation (continuation, amendment, termination, pending, or not applicable): Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: Not applicable

General targeted recipient group: Participating provinces and territories

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: In light of the Supreme Court of Canada decision on December 22, 2011, the Government of Canada is reaching out to provinces and territories to gauge their interest in working cooperatively to establish a Canadian securities regulator.



Name of transfer payment program: Debt Payment on Behalf of Poor Countries to International Organizations pursuant to section 18(1) of the Economic Recovery Act

Start date: 2010

End date: 2054

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2010–11

Strategic outcome: A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

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

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

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Planned Spending
2013–14
Planned Spending
2014–15
Total grants
Total contributions
Total other types of transfer payments 51.200 51.200 51.200 51.200
Total transfer payments 51.200 51.200 51.200 51.200

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2009–10

Decision following the results of last evaluation (continuation, amendment, termination, pending, or not applicable): Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: 2014–15

General targeted recipient group: International organizations and Canadian creditors

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable



Name of transfer payment program: Payments to Provinces Regarding Sales Tax Harmonization (Part III.1—Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act)

Start date: 2011

End date: 2014

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: Not applicable

Strategic outcome: A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

Description: The Comprehensive Integrated Tax Coordination Agreements with Ontario and British Columbia provided for transitional assistance payments. The $1.88 billion represents the final payments made on July 1, 2010, of $1.3 billion to Ontario and $580 million to British Columbia.

On September 30, 2011, the Province of Quebec and the Government of Canada announced a Memorandum of Agreement whereby Quebec agrees to make a number of changes to the Québec Sales Tax (QST) in order to harmonize it with the Goods and Services Tax (GST). The Government of Canada has committed to make payments totalling $2.2 billion to Quebec—$733 million upon implementation of the amended QST, planned for January 1, 2013, and $1.467 billion one year later.

Expected results: A more competitive and efficient sales tax system across Canada through the replacement of provincial retail sales taxes with value-added taxes harmonized with the GST, and the harmonization of the QST with the GST

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Planned Spending
2013–14
Planned Spending
2014–15
Total grants
Total contributions
Total other types of transfer payments 1,880.000 733.000 1,467.000 0.0
Total transfer payments 1,880.000 733.000 1,467.000 0.0

Note: The return of the $1.599 billion in transitional assistance that British Columbia received for entering into the harmonized value-added tax framework is not reflected in this table.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: Not applicable

Decision following the results of last evaluation (continuation, amendment, termination, pending, or not applicable): Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: Not applicable

General targeted recipient group: Provinces that harmonize their sales tax with the GST

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Comprehensive Integrated Tax Coordination Agreements are signed with harmonizing provinces. The Agreements provide for the rights and obligations of the parties in respect of harmonized taxes.



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

Start date: 2008–09

End date: 2011–12 with possible extension to 2019–20

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: Not applicable

Strategic outcome: A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

Description: In Budget 2007, the Government of Canada introduced a new formula for Equalization (the current formula). Subsequently, the Province of Nova Scotia was guaranteed that on a cumulative basis beginning in 2008–09, the current formula would not reduce its Equalization payments and 2005 Offshore Accord payments when compared with what the province would have received under the formula that was in place when it signed its 2005 Offshore Arrangement with the Government of Canada.

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of payments to the Province of Nova Scotia

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Planned Spending
2013–14
Planned Spending
2014–15
Total grants
Total contributions
Total other types of transfer payments 17.988 325.779 172.031 142.872
Total transfer payments 17.988 325.779 172.031 142.872

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2011–12

Decision following the results of last evaluation (continuation, amendment, termination, pending, or not applicable): Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: 2016–17

General targeted recipient group: Other levels of government

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable



Name of transfer payment program: Additional Fiscal Equalization Offset Payment to Nova Scotia (Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador Additional Fiscal Equalization Offset Payments Act)

Start date: 2005–06

End date: 2011–12 with possible extension to 2019–20

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: Not applicable

Strategic outcome: A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

Description: On February 14, 2005, the Government of Canada signed offshore arrangements with the governments of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador. These arrangements guaranteed that for those two provinces, their Equalization payments would not be reduced because of offshore oil and gas revenues that entered the Equalization formula.

For Nova Scotia, the cumulative drawdown ($863.695 million) has now exceeded the advance payment of $830 million, and $33,695,000 is payable to that province in 2011–12.

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of payments to the Province of Nova Scotia

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Planned Spending
2013–14
Planned Spending
2014–15
Total grants
Total contributions
Total other types of transfer payments 33.695 146.059 69.945 54.258
Total transfer payments 33.695 146.059 69.945 54.258

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2011–12

Decision following the results of last evaluation (continuation, amendment, termination, pending, or not applicable): Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: 201617

General targeted recipient group: Other levels of government

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable




Name of transfer payment program: Transitional Payment to Newfoundland and Labrador (Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador Additional Fiscal Equalization Offset Payments Act)

Start date: 2011–12

End date: 2011–12

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: Not applicable

Strategic outcome: A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

Description: The 2005 Offshore Arrangement between the Government of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador includes a transitional payment in 2011–12 if that province does not receive Equalization in that fiscal year. 

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of payments to the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Planned Spending
2013–14
Planned Spending
2014–15
Total grants
Total contributions
Total other types of transfer payments 536.121 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total transfer payments 536.121 0.0 0.0 0.0

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2011–12

Decision following the results of last evaluation (continuation, amendment, termination, pending, or not applicable): Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: 2016–17

General targeted recipient group: Other levels of government

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable



Name of transfer payment program: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development for the Agriculture Advance Market Commitment (Bretton Woods and Related Agreements Act, section 8)

Start date: 2010–11

End date: 2014–15

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: Statutory commitment

Strategic outcome: A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians

Program activity: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs

Description: The Agriculture Advance Market Commitment bridges the gap between public and private investment in the agriculture sector in support of global food security though the use of pull mechanisms, such as advanced market commitments, which make payment once results are achieved. 

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

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011–12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Planned Spending
2013–14
Planned Spending
2014–15
Total grants
Total contributions
Total other types of transfer payments 9.000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total transfer payments 9.000 0.0 0.0 0.0

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: Not applicable

Decision following the results of last evaluation (continuation, amendment, termination, pending, or not applicable): Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: 2012–13

General targeted recipient group: World Bank Group

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable

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Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)

TPPs exceeding $5 million during the reporting year


TPPs under $5 million during the reporting year



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

Start date: April 1, 2003

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2009-2010

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

Program Activity: Stewardship of the Canadian Legal Framework

Description: The Support Fund is designed to facilitate access to justice in both official languages through various means, including the creation of legal and linguistic tools, workshops and training to bilingual lawyers and stakeholders of the justice system, the development of related training material and provision of public legal education and information. 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.

Expected results: Continued and improved access to justice services for the official languages minority communities.

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants 0.03 0.05 0.05 0.05
Total Contributions 6.08 6.84 2.84 2.84
Total Transfer Payments 6.11 6.89 2.89 2.89

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2007-2008

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2012-2013

General Targeted Recipient Group:

  • Canadian not-for-profit organizations
  • Provincial and territorial governments, regional and municipal governments, provincial and territorial Crown corporations
  • Canadian institutions/boards of education, including centres for jurilinguistics

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: The Department, through the Office of La Francophonie, Justice in Official Languages and Legal Dualism, consults yearly with official languages minority stakeholders to ensure that the Fund continues to respond to their needs and evolves accordingly. In addition, provincial and territorial representatives are engaged during the annual Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) meeting on access to justice in both official languages to discuss issues related to the needs of official languages minority communities in the area of access to justice.



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

Start date: 1991-1992 as Aboriginal Justice Initiative

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2011-2012

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

Program Activity: Stewardship of the Canadian Legal Framework

Description: The Aboriginal Justice Strategy (AJS) enables Aboriginal communities to have increased involvement in the local administration of justice and, as such, provides timely and effective alternatives to mainstream justice processes in appropriate circumstances.

Objectives of the AJS are: to contribute to a decrease in the rate of victimization, crime and incarceration among Aboriginal people in communities operating AJS programs; to assist Aboriginal people to assume greater responsibility for the administration of justice in their communities; to provide better and more timely information about community justice programs funded by AJS; and to reflect and include Aboriginal values within the justice system.

Expected results: To continue providing access to community-based justice programs for Aboriginal people. Performance indicators include the number of AJS community-based justice programs.

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants 0.02 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Contributions 12.05 2.90 2.90 2.90
Total Transfer Payments 12.07 2.90 2.90 2.90

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2011-2012

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2016-2017

General Targeted Recipient Group:
Community-Based Justice Program Fund – (a) First Nations, bands, Tribal Councils, local, regional and national Aboriginal organizations; (b) regional/municipal governments including their agencies and institutions; (c) non-profit community organizations, societies, and associations which have voluntarily associated themselves for a non-profit purpose; and (d) provincial and territorial governments (in the case of flow-through agreements).

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

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: To follow up on Phase One of the AJS Dialogue Sessions, which occurred in 2011, Phase Two is being developed to continue building on discussions with recipients and other stakeholders.



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

Start date: 1978-1979

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2008-2009

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

Program Activity: Stewardship of the Canadian Legal Framework

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.

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
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
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

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2008-2009

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2012-2013

General Targeted Recipient Group: 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 are accountable to the funders. Federal contributions to support Aboriginal Courtwork services in the territories are directed through the Access to Justice Service Agreements with the territories. In addition, the Projects in Support of the Aboriginal Courtwork Program component provide modest support for projects that further the mandate of the Program.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: The Department engages Program applicants and recipients through the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Working Group on the Aboriginal Courtwork Program which serves as a resource on issues related to the Program and on issues related to Aboriginal people in the justice system, and, through the Tripartite Working Group on the Aboriginal Courtwork Program which serves as a forum for ongoing monitoring and discussion of inter-jurisdictional issues concerning the Program.



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

Start date: August 17, 1971

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2011-2012

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

Program Activity: Stewardship of the Canadian Legal Framework

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).

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
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Contributions 119.83 108.33 108.33 108.33
Total Transfer Payments 119.83 108.33 108.33 108.33

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2011-2012

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2016-2017

General Targeted Recipient Group: Provinces

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: Ongoing meetings with the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Permanent Working Group to support the Federal-Provincial Deputy Ministers responsible for Justice and Public Safety on matters relating to legal aid such as policy development and funding.



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

Start date: April 2, 1984

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2010-2011

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

Program Activity: Stewardship of the Canadian Legal Framework

Description: The overall objective of this Program is to support the policy directions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act by financially assisting the provinces and territories in their provision of a range of youth justice services and programs that are consistent with federal policy objectives. The specific objectives of the individual agreements with provinces and territories 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.

Expected results: A sustainable youth justice system that is capable of innovation and supports federal youth justice priorities

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
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

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2010-2011

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2015-2016

General Targeted Recipient Group: Provinces and territories

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: Recipients are engaged through the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Working Group on Youth Justice Cost Sharing and Programs which serves as a forum for ongoing monitoring and discussions of inter-jurisdictional issues concerning youth corrections.



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

Start date: April 1, 2009

End date: March 31, 2014

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2009-2010

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

Program Activity: Stewardship of the Canadian Legal Framework

Description: The Supporting Families 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 provides support to provincial and territorial governments for the development and delivery of family justice programs and services. The Fund also supports non-governmental organizations for their innovative projects that promote public awareness about parental obligations, compliance, and the family justice system.

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
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants 0.01 0.05 0.05 0.00
Total Contributions 15.99 15.95 15.95 0.00
Total Transfer Payments 16.00 16.00 16.00 0.00

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: N/A (new program)

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): N/A (new program)

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2013-2014

General Targeted Recipient Group: 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

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: The Family, Children and Youth Section engages its provincial and territorial partners on an ongoing basis to discuss issues related to family law policy development, legislation and the Supporting Families Fund. In addition the Family, Children and Youth Section:

  • continues to share program information with applicants and recipients through the Department of Justice Canada website and other means such as e-mail or telephone contacts;
  • continues to engage recipients (e.g., provincial and territorial governments) in the implementation of the Supporting Families Initiative's Evaluation strategy.


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

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

End date: VCI and FVS ongoing

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2010-2011

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

Program Activity: Stewardship of the Canadian Legal Framework

Description: The Victims Fund is a grants and contributions fund designed to support the objectives of the Federal Victims Strategy to give victims a more effective voice in the criminal justice system. The Victims Fund provides funding to governmental and non-governmental organizations to implement a wide range of victim-focused projects and activities. The Fund provides financial assistance to registered victims of crime to attend Parole Board of Canada hearings as well as to eligible Canadians victimized abroad.

Expected results:

  • Enhanced capacity for the delivery of appropriate, responsive victim services
  • Increased awareness and knowledge of victim issues, legislation and services available
  • Expanded scope and reach of victims services
  • Reduced financial hardship for victims of crime
  • Increased access to services for victims interacting with the criminal justice system
  • A more effective voice for victims in the criminal justice system
  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants 0.85 2.85 2.85 2.85
Total Contributions 8.34 7.34 7.34 7.34
Total Transfer Payments 9.19 10.19 10.19 10.19

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2010-2011

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2015-2016

General Targeted Recipient Group: (a) Not-for-profit non-governmental organizations; (b) Professional organizations, such as the Canadian Bar Association; (c) Canadian educational institutions/Boards of Education; (d) International governmental and non-governmental organizations, including bodies associated or affiliated with organizations of which Canada is a member; (e) Private sector organizations sponsoring non-profit projects/activities; (f) Bands, Tribal Councils and self-governing First Nations who are working to provide services and assistance to victims of crime in Aboriginal communities; (g) Provincial, territorial, municipal and regional governments and agencies; and (h) Individuals

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: The Policy Centre for Victims Issues engages its provincial and territorial partners on an ongoing basis to discuss issues related to policy development, legislation and the Victims Fund. In addition, non-governmental applicants and eligible victims of crime are engaged through National Victims of Crime Awareness Week, the Policy Centre for Victims Issues website, and the National Victims of Crime Advisory Committee.



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

Start date: April 1, 2002

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2008-2009

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

Program Activity: Stewardship of the Canadian Legal Framework

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 pursuant to 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 issues. It is expected that these services might reduce the likelihood of further violence in those convicted of the most serious violent offences.

Expected results: Provinces and territories will have the financial capacity to implement sentencing options that involve specialized treatment programs to address the mental health issues of serious violent youth offenders.

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Contributions 10.50 11.05 11.05 11.05
Total Transfer Payments 10.50 11.05 11.05 11.05

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2010-2011

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2015-2016

General Targeted Recipient Group: Provinces and territories

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: Recipients are engaged through the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Working Group on Youth Justice Cost Sharing and Programs which serves as a forum for ongoing monitoring and discussion of inter-jurisdictional issues concerning youth corrections.



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

Start date: April 1, 2002

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2010-2011

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

Program Activity: Stewardship of the Canadian Legal Framework

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. In 2001, the Federal Court concluded that while the federal government is authorized to use the prosecution scheme of a province to prosecute federal contraventions, it must comply with all language rights requirements that would be applicable in the context of a purely federal prosecution scheme. As a result, in 2003, the federal government established the Contraventions Act Fund to support the implementation of the Contraventions Act in a manner consistent with all applicable constitutional and legislative language rights.

The Fund aims to support provinces and territories in respect of judicial activities and extra-judicial services in both official languages to conform to the Federal Court decision in respect of proceedings instituted under the Contraventions Act.

Expected results:

  • Increased capacity to offer in both official languages judicial activities and extra-judicial services in relation to the prosecution of federal contraventions
  • 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
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Contributions 4.93 9.09 9.09 9.09
Total Transfer Payments 4.93 9.09 9.09 9.09

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2007-2008

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2012-2013

General Targeted Recipient Group: 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.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: None – The Fund is directly linked to the implementation of the Contravention Act across Canada and access to the Fund is limited to other orders of government.



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

Start date: 1999-2000

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2010-2011

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

Program Activity: Stewardship of the Canadian Legal Framework

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 community and Aboriginal organizations, provinces/territories and their agencies, and other youth justice stakeholders for innovative pilot projects and related activities, such as training and evaluation. Priorities are set annually based on identified needs and emerging federal youth justice priorities. The Youth Justice Fund has three ongoing funding areas – Main Fund, Guns, Gangs and Drugs, and Drug Treatment (under the National Anti-Drug Strategy).

A variety of activities are eligible for funding support under the Youth Justice Fund. These include, among others:

  • The development, implementation, testing and evaluation of pilot projects dealing with youth involved in the criminal justice system. These projects often address youth with specific issues, such as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, mental health issues, substance abuse or gang involvement;
  • Training and educational activities for youth justice professionals and community service providers; and
  • Research activities which contribute to policy development

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 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

Drug Treatment

  • Enhanced capacity to plan and deliver a range of treatment services and programs to targeted populations.
  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants 0.19 0.73 0.73 0.73
Total Contributions 2.82 4.28 4.28 4.28
Total Transfer Payments 3.01 5.01 5.01 5.01

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2010-2011

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2015-2016

General Targeted Recipient Group: Community and Aboriginal organizations, provinces/territories and their agencies and other youth justice stakeholders.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: The Department regularly convenes a variety of knowledge-sharing events to engage recipients and other youth justice stakeholders. These include workshops, symposia, webcasts and other initiatives.



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

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2011-2012

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

Program Activity: Stewardship of the Canadian Legal Framework

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.

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 (ACW) and Public Legal Education and Information.

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Contributions 4.86 4.86 4.86 4.86
Total Transfer Payments 4.86 4.86 4.86 4.86

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2011-2012

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2016-2017

General Targeted Recipient Group: Territorial governments and/or territorial authorized entities ("territorial access to justice services delivery entities").

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: The Department engages Territorial Governments through Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) Working Groups: through the Permanent Working Group (PWG) on Legal Aid for the legal aid component and the FPT Working Group on the Aboriginal Courtwork Program which serves as a resource on issues related to the Program and on issues related to Aboriginal people in the justice system; and, through the Tripartite Working Group on Aboriginal Courtwork Program which serves as a forum for ongoing monitoring and discussion of inter-jurisdictional issues concerning the ACW Program.



Disclosure of TPPs under $5 million
Name of TPP Main Objective End Date Type Forecast
Spending
2012-13
Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation General Targeted Recipient Group
Drug Treatment Court Funding Program (Voted)

To promote and strengthen the use of alternatives to incarceration with a particular focus on Aboriginal men and women and street prostitutes;

To build knowledge and awareness among criminal justice, health and social service practitioners, and the general public about drug treatment courts; and

To collect information and data on the effectiveness of DTCs in order to promote best practices and the continuing refinement of approaches.

Ongoing C 3.63 2008-2009
  1. National, provincial, municipal, Aboriginal, community-based or professional organizations, societies and associations which have voluntarily associated themselves for a non-profit purpose, and which have a mandate to represent or serve their memberships or communities; and,
  2. Provincial, territorial, municipal and regional governments, institutions or agencies.
  3. Individuals, for-profit groups or Crown Corporations are not eligible for funding under the DTC Funding Program.
Integrated Market Enforcement Teams Reserve Fund (IMET) (Voted) To assist Provincial Attorney Generals by defraying certain prosecution related costs arising from IMET investigations. Ongoing C 2.25 2010-2011 Provinces
Public Security and Anti-terrorism - Legal Aid (Voted) Provides contribution funding to the provinces and territories and their legal aid delivery entities to cover legal aid costs for eligible persons charged under the federal government's anti-terrorism legislation in order to reduce the likelihood of a constitutional stay of proceedings due to a lack of defense counsel. Ongoing C 2.00 2011-2012 Provinces / Territories
Justice Partnership and Innovation Program (JPIP) (Voted) The Program aims to increase awareness of justice issues, identify innovative approaches to service delivery, and encourage a more coordinated response to emerging justice issues through partnership with organizations in support of innovative projects. Its priority areas include family violence, missing and murdered Aboriginal women, and public legal education and information. Ongoing G, C 4.06 2011-2012
  1. Canadian not-for-profit organizations;
  2. Provincial and territorial governments, regional and municipal governments, provincial and territorial Crown corporations;
  3. Canadian educational institutions/boards of education;
  4. International governments or international non-governmental organizations, including bodies associated with organizations of which Canada is a member (such as the United Nations, the Organization of American States);
  5. Bands, Tribal Councils, self-governing First Nations and Inuit.
  6. Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police for the Law Amendments Committee;
  7. Canadian Association of Provincial Court Judges;
  8. Canadian Society for Forensic Science;
  9. National Judicial Institute;
  10. Uniform Law Conference of Canada, Grants – Administration Grant.
International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (Unidroit) (Voted) Its purposes are to examine ways of harmonizing and coordinating the private law of States and group of States, and to prepare gradually for the adoption by the various States of uniform rules of private law. Canada fulfills its international policy objectives by participating in the work of the organization. Ongoing C 0.08 2011-2012 International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (Unidroit)
Hague Conference on Private International Law (Voted) Its purpose is to work for the progressive unification of the rules of private international law. Canada fulfills its international policy objectives by participating in the work of the organization. Ongoing C 0.25 2011-2012 Hague Conference on Private International Law
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Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)



Quebec Economic Development Program

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Quebec Economic Development Program (voted item).

Start date: April 1, 2012

End date: Indeterminate, in line with the Treasury Board of Canada Policy on Transfer Payments, in effect since October 1, 2008.

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: The program terms and conditions were approved by Treasury Board in 2011-12.

Strategic outcome: Quebec’s regions have a growing economy.

Program activities: Business development, Regional economic development, Strengthening community economies

Description:

The Agency’s Quebec Economic Development Program supports enterprises, organizations and regions facing constantly evolving economic challenges and issues. There are two main pillars to the program: Business development and Regional economic development. Moreover, targeted initiatives for which the Agency receives additional funding will be carried out by means of this program, through a third pillar—Strengthening community economies—involving targeted, ad-hoc support. This is a transfer payment program awarding repayable or non-repayable contributions, depending on the nature of the project, and, to a lesser extent, grants.

Expected results:

Business development:

  • Contribute to supporting entrepreneurship:
    Enterprises are created or transferred (result measured by such indicators as the percentage of entrepreneurs supported who start up or transfer an enterprise).
  • Contribute to enterprises’ performance:
    Enterprises improve their performance (result measured by such indicators as the percentage of enterprises supported which maintain or increase their turnover or total international sales).

Regional economic development:

  • Contribute to regional engagement:
    Communities take charge of their economic development (result measured by such indicators as the percentage of communities supported which implement economic development initiatives).
  • Contribute to regional investment:
    Quebec regions attract investment or generate economic spinoffs (result measured by such indicators as the value of investment attracted to or generated in the regions).

Strengthening community economies:

  • Provide ad-hoc support for Quebec communities’ economic activity in order to stabilize or strengthen their economies
    Communities have ad-hoc support in order to stabilize or strengthen their economies (result measured by such indicators as the percentage of communities supported receiving ad-hoc support to carry out their project, by initiative).
(in thousands of dollars)
Transfer payments Forecast
spending
2011-12
Forecast
spending
2012-13
Forecast
spending
2013-14
Forecast
spending
2014-15
Grants N/A 100 100 100
Contributions N/A 208,485 149,120 149,523
Other types of transfer payments N/A 0 0 0
Total transfer payments N/A 208,585 149,220 149,623

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation:

Since this is a new program which came into effect on April 1, 2012, no evaluation has yet been carried out.

Decision made following latest evaluation: N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation:

The Agency will conduct an evaluation by March 31, 2017 using the program’s performance measurement strategy, in order to take all transfer payments into account, on a five-year cycle. In line with the Policy on Evaluation, each impact evaluation will review the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and economy of the program and will be used to inform the government on the program rationale and its performance.

Targeted recipient group in general:

The main recipients under the Quebec Economic Development Program are small and medium-sized enterprises, SME groups or associations, non-profit organizations, notably including those whose primary mission is to support businesses and foster economic development, but also asset-operating organizations, organizations or institutions dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of knowledge, including universities and educational institutions, the Quebec government and municipalities and municipal organizations.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients:

A strategic communications plan aimed at informing the public, SMEs and economic development agents in the regions of Quebec of the creation and implementation of the Agency’s simplified program has been drawn up and will be implemented. Communications products will be developed to publicize the simplified program.



Community Futures Program

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Community Futures Program (CFP) (voted item).

Start date: May 18, 1995

End date: Indeterminate, in line with the Treasury Board of Canada Policy on Transfer Payments, in effect since October 1, 2008.

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: The program terms and conditions were renewed in 2010-11.

Strategic outcome: Quebec’s regions have a growing economy.

Program activity: Strengthening community economies

Description:

The CFP supports community economic development and builds communities’ capacity to achieve their full sustainable potential.

Expected results:

  • Communities attain economic stability and growth, and jobs are created (result measured by employment growth in the economic development organizations’ regions);
  • Local rural economies are diversified and competitive (result measured by the number of enterprise startups);
  • Communities are economically sustainable (result measured by the survival rate of rural enterprises).
(in thousands of dollars)
Transfer payments Forecast
spending
2011-12
Forecast
spending
2012-13
Forecast
spending
2013-14
Forecast
spending
2014-15
Grants 0 0 0 0
Contributions 28,968 28,968 28,968 28,968
Other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0
Total transfer payments 28,968 28,968 28,968 28,968

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation:

The evaluation of the CFP, in order to evaluate its timeliness, design, implementation and results, was completed in 2009-10.

Decision made following latest evaluation:

Following the evaluation of the CFP, it was decided to continue this program.

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation:

The Agency, like the other departments delivering the CFP, will conduct an evaluation prior to June 2014 using the program’s performance measurement strategy, in order to take all transfer payments into account, on a five-year cycle. In line with the Policy on Evaluation, each impact evaluation will review the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and economy of the program and will be used to inform the government on the program rationale and its performance.

Targeted recipient group in general:

In Quebec, the CFP provides financial support for community development organizations, such as the Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) and Business Development Centres (BDCs).

Initiative to engage applicants and recipients:

A strategic communications plan has been drawn up for the CFP, with a view in particular to informing community development organizations and economic development stakeholders of the ongoing support offered by the Government of Canada through this program. Indeed, the ongoing federal support associated with the CFP was announced in the 2010 budget.

Co-ordination of communications strategies associated with the CFP is provided by each of the departments delivering the program. Since the number of community development organizations is fixed and working relationships are already established, it will not be necessary to market the program to those organizations.



Contribution Program to Fund Construction of a Gas Pipeline Between Vallée Jonction and Thetford Mines

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contribution Program to Fund Construction of a Gas Pipeline Between Vallée-Jonction and Thetford Mines (voted item).

Start date: April 1, 2012

End date: March 31, 2014

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: The program terms and conditions were approved by the Treasury Board of Canada in 2010-11.

Strategic outcome: Quebec’s regions have a growing economy.

Program activity: Strengthening community economies

Description:

The goal of this program is to fund the project for construction of a section of gas pipeline between Vallée-Jonction and Thetford Mines in order to provide the Thetford area with access to natural gas. The program targets an increase in enterprises’ competitiveness as well as economic diversification through infrastructure conducive to economic development and benefiting the community.

Expected results:

The gas pipeline reaches Thetford Mines, and gas is distributed to end users (result measured by the indicator: commissioning of the gas pipeline);

Enterprises can adopt natural gas as the energy source for their activities (result measured by the indicator: number of enterprises connected to the gas pipeline);

Enterprises are established in the region and use natural gas (result measured by the indicator: number of new enterprises established and connected to the gas pipeline).

(in thousands of dollars)
Transfer payments Forecast
spending
2011-12
Forecast
spending
2012-13
Forecast
spending
2013-14
Forecast
spending
2014-15
Grants N/A 0 0 N/A
Contributions N/A 14,500 3,648 N/A
Other types of transfer payments N/A 0 0 N/A
Total transfer payments N/A 14,500 3,648 N/A

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation:

Since this is a new program which came into effect on April 1, 2012, no evaluation has yet been carried out.

Decision made following latest evaluation: N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation:

Since this contribution is not part of an ongoing program, no request for renewal will be made, so the Agency will be exempted from providing an evaluation in accordance with the TBS Policy on Evaluation. Updates will, however, be forwarded to Parliament in line with government reporting requirements, and the Agency will provide an update on the program in its Departmental Performance Report 2013-14.

Targeted recipient group in general:

Gaz Métro Limited Partnership or related company.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: N/A

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Environment Canada

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)




Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions in support of Biodiversity – Wildlife and Habitat

Start date: June 10, 2010

End date: Ongoing – Evaluation to be completed by March 31, 2015

Fiscal Year for Ts and Cs: 2010–2011

Strategic Outcome: Canada’s natural environment is conserved and restored for present and future generations

Program Activity: 1.1 Biodiversity – Wildlife and Habitat

Description: Contributions in support of Biodiversity – Wildlife and Habitat are proposed in order to encourage and support individuals and organizations engaged in activities to maintain or restore wildlife populations, in particular migratory birds and species at risk, to target levels.

Expected results: Projects funded under these terms and conditions will contribute, together with other departmental activities and the actions of others, to the following key expected results:

Applicable to all Sub-Activities:
Expected Result Performance Indicator
a) Individuals and organizations are increasingly engaged in priority activities related to the conservation of wildlife, in particular migratory birds and species at risk. Total time invested by individuals in funded projects (person-years).
b) Increased Aboriginal participation in wildlife and habitat conservation. Number of Aboriginal organizations participating in funded projects related to migratory birds, species at risk or their habitats.
c) New knowledge and data produced by collaborating organizations contribute to the conservation of migratory birds, species at risk and their habitat. Proportion of species for which primary data to establish population status and trends are provided through funded projects.
d) Priority habitats for migratory birds and species at risk are conserved by partners through stewardship and protection. Land area conserved through funded projects.
e) Factors limiting priority species at risk and migratory bird populations are reduced by partners. Proportion of threats addressed through funded projects.
f) Increased collaboration within Canadian and international research and policy communities related to Environment Canada’s biodiversity priorities. Number of formal collaborations regarding transnational conservation issues undertaken or maintained as a direct result of funded projects.
g) Compliance with the requirements of the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards. Canada and Competent Authorities (provinces and territories) remain compliant to the requirements of the Agreement.

Projects that have different expected results but that support the objectives of these terms and conditions may be undertaken. Evaluation and performance measurement of such projects, which tend to be unique and non-recurring, will focus on the specific expected results identified in individual funding agreements.

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Planned Spending
2013-2014
Planned Spending
2014-2015
Total Grants $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Contributions $16.4 $15.3 $14.0 $14.0
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Transfer Payments $16.4 $15.3 $14.0 $14.0

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2010–2011

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014–2015

General Targeted Recipient Group: Domestic or international not-for-profit organizations; domestic or international Aboriginal organizations; research, academic and educational institutions; Canadian or foreign individuals; domestic or international for-profit organizations; and other levels of government.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: Environment Canada engages applicants and recipients under this program in two ways: applicant through applications related to specific program elements; and recipients through single or named recipients identified on the basis of their unique ability to address targeted program results. The Department employs one or a combination of the following initiatives to provide access to the program in a clear, understandable and useable manner: publicity in news media, information provided on the departmental website, letter-writing activities, and meetings with targeted recipient communities. Administrative requirements have been tailored to evaluated risk levels, and efficiency is being addressed through simplified agreement templates.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Grant to Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) for the NextGen Biofuels FundTM (NGBF). Payments are both statutory and voted.

Start date: April 2007

End date: September 30, 2027 (the last appropriation by Parliament will be in fiscal year 2014–2015, with the last disbursement by SDTC by March 31, 2017)

Fiscal Year for Ts and Cs: 2007–2008

Strategic Outcome: Threats to Canadians and their environment from pollution are minimized.

Program Activity: Climate Change and Clean Air

Description: The $500M NGBF is one of two funds managed by SDTC. It supports the establishment of first-of-kind large demonstration-scale facilities for production of next-generation renewable fuels. As sponsoring departments for the federal government, Environment Canada and Natural Resources Canada provide federal oversight to SDTC to ensure it complies with the two funding agreements and the founding legislation. Under the NGBF, SDTC provides grants with conditional repayment terms to eligible recipients for the establishment of facilities that involve both non-conventional technologies and non-traditional feedstocks, and that are built in Canada using representative Canadian feedstock. Selection is based on the technology’s (rather than the plant’s) potential for environmental and other benefits (social or economic).

Of the $500M in total funding, $200M is statutory. The remaining $300M is appropriated funding spread over 7 fiscal years, beginning in 2008–2009 and ending in 2014–2015. The funding is equally divided between Environment Canada and Natural Resources Canada.

While the spending listed below captures the funds transferred from Environment Canada to the SDTC foundation, the actual planned disbursements to NGBF projects in 2012–2013 are $31.9M (based on cash flow statement of October 20, 2011). According to the 2012 Corporate Plan, SDTC plans to allocate $500M by the end of December 2012 and to disburse $500M to NGBF projects between 2012 and March 31, 2017.

Expected results:

  ($ millions) by Environment Canada1
Forecast Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Planned Spending
2013-2014
Planned Spending
2014-2015
Total grants (NGBF)2 03 62.54 50.03 25.0
Total Transfer Payments 0 62.5 50.0 25.0

1 All amounts in this table represent the amounts transferred to SDTC’s NGBF by Environment Canada. An equivalent amount is transferred by Natural Resources Canada.
2 Please also see Up-Front Multi-Year Funding for SDTC table.
3 $25.0 million was reprofiled from 2011–2012 to 2013–2014
4 $37.5 million was reprofiled from 2010–2011 to 2012–2013.

Based on cash flow statement of October 20, 2011, SDTC will have sufficient funds on hand to cover its NGBF requirements for 2012–2013 (unless SDTC issues an amendment by August 15, 2012 for additional cash requirements). Accordingly, it is likely that the entire $62.5 million available in 2012–2013 will need to be reprofiled forward by 1 or 2 years.

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: So far there has been no evaluation completed for NGBF. The first of three interim evaluations that SDTC is required to conduct according to the NGBF funding agreement, is scheduled for completion by November 30, 2012.

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2012–2013

General Targeted Recipient Group: For-profit corporation, partnership, limited partnership, or business trust, with legal capacity in Canada and with access to expertise in next-generation renewable fuels production pathways.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: This is responsibility of the SDTC Foundation.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions to Support Climate Change and Clean Air

Start date: June 10, 2010

End date: Ongoing – Evaluation to be completed by March 31, 2015

Fiscal Year for Ts and Cs: 2010–2011

Strategic Outcome: Threats to Canadians and their environment from pollution are minimized.

Program Activity: 3.2 Climate Change and Clean Air

Description: The purpose and overall objective of contributions made under these terms and conditions are to encourage and support international organizations and foreign states engaged in activities that advance international action, improve Canadian air quality, reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and promote change towards sustainable environmental development and policies.

Expected Results:

Projects funded under these terms and conditions will contribute, together with other departmental activities and the actions of others, to the following key expected results:

Applicable to all Sub-Activities:
Expected Result Performance Indicator
a) New knowledge and data produced by collaborating organizations contribute to improved air quality and/or reduced greenhouse gas emissions A national baseline of ambient and emission levels of targeted pollutants is developed with sufficient scope and accuracy to enable the assessment of the effectiveness of the industrial strategy on air pollutant emissions.

Use of information developed through contribution agreements in determining air pollutant reduction targets.

Use of information developed through contribution agreements to enhance the understanding of the significance of a changing climate on air quality.

Percentage of research priorities (by program) implemented in whole or in part by funded projects.

Percentage of funded projects (by program) whose findings have been applied to Environment Canada research, operational models, policies, regulations or activities.
b) Verification of environmental claims of Canadian technologies Annual number of verification certificates issued under the Canadian Environmental Technology Verification Program.
c) Mentoring services are available to small and medium-sized enterprises producing environmental technologies Annual number of clients served by Canadian Environmental Technology Advancement Centres.
d) Engagement of international organizations that promote the reduction of emissions of air pollutants and/or greenhouse gases Number of international partnerships or institutions related to the reduction of emissions of air pollutants and/or greenhouse gases in which the Government of Canada participates.

International credits received by Canada and/or Canadian institutions under Kyoto Protocol market-based mechanisms.
e) Engagement of partners, in particular the Canadian private sector, in projects that advance the role of clean technology in addressing emissions of air pollutants and/or greenhouse gases Number and total value of projects in which Canada or Canadian private-sector firms participate.

Percentage of total project value provided by Canadian private-sector firms.

Number of individual Canadian firms participating.
f) Canada’s environmental interests and priorities are addressed by international institutions Percentage of Canadian interventions and/or negotiating positions that are adopted by the United National Environment Program (UNEP) Governing Council and/or incorporated into the UNEP biennial Program of Work and Budget.
g) New information and analysis supporting the development of policy on sustainable development and the effective governance of environmental issues in Canada and internationally Number of research publications on sustainable development policy or environmental governance (peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed) produced by non-governmental organizations in Canada.
h) Increased public access to information and research findings pertaining to sustainable development and environmental governance Number of reports and other policy documents available to the public without charge through funded non-governmental organization websites.

 

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Planned Spending
2013-2014
Planned Spending
2014-2015
Total Grants $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Contributions $7.1 $29.6 $4.7 $4.7
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments $0 $0  $0 $0
Total Transfer Payments $7.1 $29.6 $4.7 $4.7

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2010–2011

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending or N/A): Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014–2015

General Targeted Recipient Group: Domestic or international not-for-profit organizations; domestic or international Aboriginal organizations; research, academic and educational institutions; Canadian or foreign individuals; domestic or international for-profit organizations; and other levels of government.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: Environment Canada engages applicants and recipients under this program in two ways: applicants through applications related to specific program elements, and recipients through single or named recipients identified on the basis of their unique ability to address targeted program results. The Department employs one or a combination of the following initiatives to provide access to the Program in a clear, understandable and accessible manner: publicity in news media; information provided on the departmental website; letter-writing activities; and meetings with targeted recipient communities. Administrative requirements have been tailored to evaluated risk levels, and efficiency is being addressed through simplified agreement templates.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Habitat Stewardship Program (HSP) for Species at Risk

Start date: August 20, 2000

End date: Program is ongoing. A portion of HSP funding ($4M) sunsets March 2012.

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2009–2010

Strategic Outcome: Canada’s natural environment is conserved and restored for present and future generations.

Program Activity: 1.1 Biodiversity – Wildlife and Habitat

Description: The purpose of the 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. HSP fosters partnerships among organizations interested in the recovery of species at risk and provides funding for implementing activities that protect or conserve habitats for species at risk. The Program enables non-governmental 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.

Expected Results:

Important habitat is secured, protected, improved and/or restored to enhance the recovery of species at risk. Specifically, by 2014, target 30,000 ha and 300 km of shoreline of total land area to be improved or restored to benefit wildlife each year, and target 250,000 ha of land area to be secured to enhance the recovery of species at risk.

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Planned Spending
2013-2014
Planned Spending
2014-2015
Total Grants        
Total Contributions 11.6 7.8 7.8 7.8
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments        
Total Transfer Payments 11.6 7.8 7.8 7.8

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2009

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending or N/A): Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014

General Targeted Recipient Group:

  • Aboriginal organizations/First Nations councils
  • Educational or research institutions (universities, museums, zoos/aquariums)
  • Government agencies or Crown corporations (provincial/territorial/municipal)
  • Environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs)
  • Private-sector organizations (corporations/association/utilities)
  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or non-profit organizations

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

Annually, the Department, in collaboration with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Parks Canada, issues a call for proposals.



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Contributions to Support Sustainable Ecosystems

Start date: June 10, 2010

End date: Ongoing – Evaluation to be completed by March 31, 2015

Fiscal Year for Ts and Cs: 2010–2011

Strategic Outcome: Canada's natural environment is conserved and restored for present and future generations.

Program Activity: 1.3 Sustainable Ecosystems

Description: Contributions under the Sustainable Ecosystems Program Activity are proposed in order to encourage and support individuals and organizations engaged in activities to manage ecosystem resources in a manner consistent with ecosystem sustainability.

Expected Results: The purpose and overall objective of contributions made under these terms and conditions is to enhance or maintain the sustainability of ecosystems in Canada, through collaboration with other levels of government (provinces and territories as well as regional, municipal and local governments), Aboriginal peoples and other stakeholders (such as non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, industry and businesses).

Projects funded under these terms and conditions will contribute, together with other departmental activities and the actions of others, to the following key expected results

Applicable to the Ecosystems Initiatives Sub-Activity:
Expected Result Performance Indicator
Engagement of governments, citizens and stakeholders in the development and implementation of ecosystem-based management plans as well as in ecosystem governance processes Percentage of planning units that have a functioning multi-stakeholder governance structure.

Percentage of planning units with a functioning multi-stakeholder governance structure where the governance structure includes all interests relevant to the identified environmental issues.

Percentage of planning units that have an ecosystem-based management plan that has been approved by the relevant multi-stakeholder governance structure.

Percentage of total costs of ecosystem initiatives multi-stakeholder governance structures that is contributed by Environment Canada.
Implementation of environmental remediation, protection and conservation projects required to meet the goals and objectives identified in ecosystem-based management plans or to achieve ecosystem objectives Percentage of environmental issues identified in approved ecosystem-based management plans or by ecosystem governance processes that are addressed by funded projects.

Percentage of total estimated costs of all management actions identified in approved ecosystem-based management plans represented by funded projects.

Percentage of actions identified in approved ecosystem-based management plans or ecosystem governance processes that have been completed.

Percentage of the total value of funded projects contributed by Environment Canada.
Participation of individuals and organizations in activities contributing to the achievement of goals and objectives identified in ecosystem-based management plans or to achieve ecosystem objectives Number of individual participants in projects or activities undertaken in support of approved ecosystem-based management plans or under the auspices of an ecosystem-based multi-stakeholder governance structure.

Number of organizational participants in projects or activities undertaken in support of approved ecosystem-based management plans or under the auspices of an ecosystem-based multi-stakeholder governance structure.

Applicable to all Sub-Activities:
Expected Result Performance Indicator
New knowledge and data produced by collaborating organizations contribute to the management and sustainability of Canadian ecosystems Percentage of research priorities (by program) implemented in whole or in part by funded projects.

 

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-2012
Planned Spending
2012-2013
Planned Spending
2013-2014
Planned Spending
2014-2015
Total Grants $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Contributions $7.8 $7.9 $7.9 $7.9
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Transfer Payments $7.8 $7.9 $7.9 $7.9

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2010–2011

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014–2015

General Targeted Recipient Group: Domestic or international not-for-profit organizations; domestic or international Aboriginal organizations; research and academic and educational institutions; Canadian or foreign individuals; domestic or international for-profit organizations; and other levels of government.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: Environment Canada engages applicants and recipients under this program in two ways: applicants through applications related to specific program elements, and recipients through single or named recipients identified on the basis of their unique ability to address targeted program results. The Department employs one or a combination of the following initiatives to provide access to the program in a clear, understandable and accessible manner: publicity in news media; information provided on the departmental website; letter-writing activities; and meetings with targeted recipient communities. Administrative requirements have been tailored to evaluated risk levels, and efficiency is being addressed through simplified agreement templates.





Disclosure of Transfer Payment Programs under $5 million
Name of TPP Main Objective End Date of TPP, if applicable Type of TP (G, C, RC (repayable contribution), OTP) Forecast Spending for 2012–2013 Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation General Targeted Recipient Group
Assessed contribution for Canada’s share of the Commission of Environmental Cooperation (CEC) budget To enable Canada’s obligation to cost-share the core and projected expenses of the CEC. N/A C $3.400,000 2007–2008 The Commission for Environmental Cooperation
Contributions for the Science Horizons Youth Internship and the International Environmental Youth Corp Programs To develop opportunities for young scientists and science graduates through mentorship and coaching and provide them with hands-on experience matching them with scientists and programs managers. March 31, 2014 C $3,069,000 2007–2008 Businesses, not-for-profit organizations and municipal governments
Contributions for Inuit activities related to the implementation of Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement To carry out Inuit activities related to the implementation of the Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement for National Wildlife Areas and Migratory Bird Sanctuaries in the Nunavut Settlement Area. March 31, 2014 C $1,460,000 N/A Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. is the initial recipient and directs funding to the eligible recipients, which include Nunavut Tunngavik, a Regional Inuit organization, the Nunavut Social Development Council, and the Inuit Heritage Trust
Grants and contributions under the Montreal Protocol Under the rules of the Montreal Protocol, Canada has the option of directing up to 20% of its annual contribution to the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol (MFMP) towards support for bilateral or regional projects in developing countries which helps them reduce their consumption or production of ozone-depleting substances (ODS). March 31, 2013 G $2,000,000 2006–2007 Developing country governments, universities, training institutes that have signed the Montreal Protocol and third party delivery agents
EcoAction 200 – Community Funding Service Enable community-based groups to achieve environmental results related to departmental priorities and thereby reduce risks to human health and the environment. N/A C $4,525,000 2009–2010 Non-profit and non-governmental groups, service clubs, associations, Aboriginal organizations
Contributions to support Substances and Waste Management To encourage and support individuals and organizations engaged in activities to reduce threats to Canadians and impacts on the environment posed by harmful substances and waste. N/A C $1,867,388 2011–2012 Canadian or international not-for-profit organizations, Aboriginal organizations, other levels of government
Contributions to Support Water Resources To encourage and support individuals and organizations engaged in activities to minimize threats to, and maintain the sustainability of, Canada’s water resources and aquatic ecosystems. N/A C $789,595 N/A Canadian or international not-for-profit, Aboriginal organizations, individuals, for‑profit organizations and other levels of government
Contributions to support Weather and Environmental Services To encourage and support individuals and organizations engaged in activities to enable Canadians to access, understand and use information on changing weather, water, climate and air quality conditions. N/A C $2,222,126 N/A Canadian or international not-for-profit, Aboriginal organizations, individuals, for-profit organizations and other levels of government
Grant to support Weather and Environmental Services The purpose of this grant is to support research and the development of highly qualified experts in the scientific areas related to Environment Canada’s mandate, such as atmospheric study and climate change. N/A G $44,000 2010–2011 Canadian and foreign researchers and students, domestic universities, domestic or international not-for-profit organizations and associations, and other levels of government
Assessed contribution to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Canada is a signatory to this Convention and is thus bound by the requirements of the International Convention, including the obligation to pay the assessed contribution. N/A C $100,000 N/A Convention on the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Environment Directorate
Assessed contribution to the World Meteorological Organization Canada has been a member of the WMO since 1950 as one of the initial signatories to the Convention. The annual assessed contribution is based on the UN Scale as agreed every three years by the U.N. general Assembly and adapted, as is normal practice, to accommodate the varying membership of U.N. organizations. N/A C $2,167,785 N/A World Meteorological Organization
Assessed contribution to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Canada is a signatory to this Convention and is thus bound by the requirements of the International Convention, including the obligation to pay the assessed contribution. N/A C $180,600 2006–2007 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species Secretariat (CITES)
Assessed contribution to the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Canada has been a Contracting Party to the Ramsar Convention since 1981.

Annual membership dues are an obligation of the Parties based on terms agreed to at the Convention of the Parties.
N/A C $190,660 N/A RAMSAR Convention Secretariat
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Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Southern Ontario Development Program

Start date: October 2, 2009

End date: March 31, 2014

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2009-10

Strategic Outcome: A competitive southern Ontario economy

Program Activity: Technological innovation

Description: The SODP was established on October 2, 2009 as a core program to support the southern Ontario economy. It builds on the assets and strengths of communities to create an environment where businesses can thrive and maximize southern Ontario's potential to succeed in and innovative economy. This program has evolved into the Southern Ontario Advantage (SOA) which has targeted the objectives of accelerating innovation and improving productivity and competitiveness of local businesses and communities. The SOA consists of seven initiatives, many of which contribute to the technological innovation program activity: Youth STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics); Scientists and Engineers in Business, Applied Research and Commercialization (ARC), Technology Development Program and Graduate Enterprise Internship.

Expected results: Southern Ontario will have a strong innovative economy; a factor measured by an increase in the amount of investment in research and development by Ontario businesses and an increase in the number of employees in southern Ontario considered "highly skilled and qualified personnel" (defined by Statistics Canada as "individuals with university degrees at the bachelor level and above").

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Contributions 26.0 48.7 59.1
Total Transfer Payments 26.0 48.7 59.1

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: N/A

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014–15

General Targeted Recipient Group: Targeted recipients include not-for-profit organizations, post-secondary institutions and small- and medium-sized enterprises.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: Agency representatives participate in outreach activities, including conferences and meetings with stakeholder groups to engage potential applicants and work closely with recipients to complete applications and reporting requirements and to ensure timely progress. Social media outlets provide further avenues to engage applicants and recipients. For example, the Agency introduced a pilot online virtual collaboration site with recipients of the ARC initiative to facilitate dialogue between the Agency and recipients as well as among recipients.


Name of Transfer Payment Program: Southern Ontario Development Program

Start date: October 2, 2009

End date: March 31, 2014

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2009-10

Strategic Outcome: A competitive southern Ontario economy

Program Activity: Business development

Description: The SODP was established on October 2, 2009 as a core program to support the southern Ontario economy. It builds on the assets and strengths of communities to create an environment where businesses can thrive and maximize southern Ontario's potential to succeed in an innovative economy. This program has evolved into the Southern Ontario Advantage (SOA) which has the objectives of accelerating innovation and improving the productivity and competitiveness of local businesses and communities. The SOA consists of seven initiatives, two of which contribute to the business development program activity: the Prosperity Initiative, which promotes productivity enhancement, regional diversification, and building a competitive advantage for southern Ontario, and Investing in Business Innovation, which encourages angel and venture capital investment in start-up businesses.

Expected results: Southern Ontario businesses will be able to respond to future economic challenges. Performance indicators for this result include increases in business investment in machinery and equipment in Ontario, real hourly wages in southern Ontario, and labour productivity in Ontario businesses.

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Contributions 100.0 114.3 103.8
Total Transfer Payments 100.0 114.3 103.8

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: N/A

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014–15

General Targeted Recipient Group: This program activity is directed at not-for-profit organizations, including angel investor networks; post-secondary institutions; and small- and medium-sized enterprises, including start-up businesses.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: Agency representatives participate in outreach activities, including conferences and meetings with stakeholder groups to engage potential applicants and work closely with recipients to complete applications and reporting requirements and to ensure timely progress. Social media outlets provide further avenues to engage applicants and recipients.


Name of Transfer Payment Program: Eastern Ontario Development Program

Start date: October 12, 2004

End date: March 31, 2014

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2011-12

Strategic Outcome: A competitive southern Ontario economy

Program Activity: Community Economic Development

Description: The Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) is an economic development initiative aimed at addressing economic challenges in eastern Ontario and taking advantage of innovative opportunities in the region. The program is delivered through eastern Ontario's 15 Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs). Applications are solicited and assessed by each CFDC based on their potential to stimulate local economic development and create jobs. CFDCs will consider project proposals in the following two areas: business development, which supports projects that will lead to the growth of new and existing businesses within rural eastern Ontario communities, and community innovation, which enables community-led economic development activities that enhance and diversify local economies.

Expected results: Eastern Ontario communities will have strong economies able to respond to future economic challenges. Success will be measured through the number of businesses created, maintained, or expanded and the number of jobs created or maintained in eastern Ontario communities participating in EODP, as well as the ratio of funds raised from other sources to federal EODP investments.

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Contributions 2.4 12.9 13.2
Total Transfer Payments 2.4 12.9 13.2

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2010-11

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Continuation. EODP was renewed for a three-year period and streamlined to improve program delivery by focusing on outcomes that align with the Agency's approach to promoting the development of a strong and diversified southern Ontario economy.

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2012-13

General Targeted Recipient Group: This program is directed at the 15 CFDCs located in eastern Ontario.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: The Agency engages with the CFDCs through active project monitoring by program officers, regular meetings with individual CFDCs, the Ontario Association of Community Futures Development Corporations (OACFDC), and the two regional networks. Furthermore, funding is provided to encourage communities, including urban communities to work together through collaborative projects.


Name of Transfer Payment Program: Community Futures Program

Start date: 1986

End date: N/A (ongoing program)

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2010-11

Strategic Outcome: A competitive southern Ontario economy

Program Activity: Community economic development

Description: The Community Futures Program (CFP) supports 37 CFDCs in southern Ontario to help rural communities develop and implement local solutions to local problems with a focus on community economic development and small business growth.

Expected results: Rural communities in southern Ontario will have strong economies to help respond to future economic challenges. Success will be measured through the number of businesses created, maintained, or expanded and the number of jobs created or maintained in rural southern Ontario communities, as well as the ratio of funds raised from other sources to CFP investments.

  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Contributions 12.5 12.5 12.5
Total Transfer Payments 12.5 12.5 12.5

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2009–10

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2013–14

General Targeted Recipient Group: The Community Futures Program serves the 37 CFDCs located in rural eastern and southwestern Ontario.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: The Agency engages with the CFDCs through active project monitoring by program officers, regular meetings with individual CFDCs, the Ontario Association of Community Futures Development Corporations (OACFDC), and the two regional networks.


Disclosure of TPPs under $5 million
Name of TPP Main Objective End Date Type Forecast
Spending
2012-13
Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation General Targeted Recipient Group
Economic Development Initiative This initiative supports the development of new expertise through innovation, diversification of economic activities, partnerships and increased support of small businesses in the region's Francophone communities. The Economic Development Initiative is part of the Roadmap for Canada's Linguistic Duality 2008-2013: Acting for the Future, the Government of Canada's strategy for official languages. March 31, 2013 C 0.6 2011–12 Official language minority communities, including not-for-profit organizations, sector associations and municipalities that serve the Francophone community, and post-secondary institutions offering full-time programs of study in French.
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Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)




Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy

Strategic Outcome: Economically Prosperous Maritime Sectors and Fisheries

Program Activity: Aboriginal Strategies and Governance

Start Date: 1992

End Date: Ongoing

Fiscal Year for Terms and Conditions: 2009-10

Description:

Launched in 1992, the Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy 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, Fisheries and Oceans Canada introduced a commercial access component to the Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy, the Allocation Transfer Program. The Allocation Transfer Program 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 Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy may include:

  • A harvest allocation to the Aboriginal group for food, social, and ceremonial 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 food, social, and ceremonial Fisheries cannot be concluded between Fisheries and Oceans Canada and an Aboriginal group, the Department will issue to the group a communal fishing licence that establishes the terms and conditions of its food, social, and ceremonial fishery.

The Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy is applicable where Fisheries and Oceans Canada 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 Fisheries and Oceans Canada/multi-stakeholder aquatic resource and oceans management structures and processes.
  • More collaborative relations among Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Aboriginal groups and non-Aboriginal resource users.
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Planned Spending
2013–14
Planned Spending
2014–15
Total Grants
Total Contributions 26.7 26.7 26.7 26.8
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments
Total Transfer Payments 26.7 26.7 26.7 26.8

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2006-07

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014-15

General Targeted Recipient Group: Aboriginal Group

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

  • Voluntary retirement of commercial fishing licences and the issuance of communal licences to eligible Aboriginal groups
  • Co-management activities


Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management

Strategic Outcome: Economically Prosperous Maritime Sectors and Fisheries

Program Activity: Aboriginal Strategies and Governance

Start Date: 2005-06

End Date: Ongoing

Fiscal Year for Terms and Conditions: 2009–10

Description:

Launched in October 2004, the Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management 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 Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management may include:

  • Establishing Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management collaborative management structures or 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 Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management-related issues;
  • Participating in various government technical committees and other multi-stakeholder fora;
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management 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;
  • Conducting community outreach, stewardship and awareness activities;
  • Conducting liaison activities with other relevant/interested parties;
  • Developing protocols on Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge – 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 Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management Collaborative Management body; and
  • Negotiations and implementation of related Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management agreements (and associated protocols) for which Fisheries and Oceans Canada is a signatory.

Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management is applicable in areas where Fisheries and Oceans Canada manages the fishery, and where land claim agreements addressing those matters covered under Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management 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 Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management 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 Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management Agreements (23 Collaborative Management and 11 Capacity Building) with Aboriginal organizations involving approximately 330 member communities. These agreements allow Aboriginal groups to:

  • Work together in relation to a watershed or ecosystem;
  • Build capacity in aquatic resource and oceans co-management areas including aquaculture;
  • Establish aquatic resource and oceans management bodies – or "aggregate bodies";
  • Obtain access to skilled personnel and related support which allows them to participate more effectively in decision-making and advisory processes;
  • Obtain access to commercial fishery opportunities (including vessels and gear); and
  • uild fisheries catch monitoring and enforcement capacity.
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Planned Spending
2013–14
Planned Spending
2014–15
Total Grants
Total Contributions 12.9 14.4 14.4 14.4
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments
Total Transfer Payments 12.9 14.4 14.4 14.4

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2008-09

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014-15

General Targeted Recipient Group: Aboriginal Group

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

  • Capacity Building
  • Collaborative Management
  • Economic Opportunities


Atlantic Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative

Strategic Outcome: Economically Prosperous Maritime Sectors and Fisheries

Program Activity: Aboriginal Strategies and Governance

Start Date: 2007-08

End Date: 2011-12

Fiscal Year for Terms and Conditions: 2008-09

Description:

The long-term goal of the Atlantic Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative is to continue to create positive conditions towards concluding longer-term Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada-led arrangements for Mi'kmaq and Maliseet First Nations. The immediate goals are to assist Mi'kmaq and Maliseet First Nations to:

  • Enhance capacity in governance and management of Mi'kmaq and Maliseet First Nations 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.

Atlantic Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative has been developed to proceed along two separate paths of deployment. The first is through individual Mi'kmaq and Maliseet First Nations 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 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:

Atlantic Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative has developed a Results-based Management and Accountability Framework/Risk-based Audit Framework which sets the performance measurement and risk management strategy to assist Fisheries and Oceans Canada management in the delivery of the program. The following results are expected for the participating Mi'kmaq and Maliseet First Nations:

  • Sound (transparent and accountable) Commercial Fishing Enterprise governance structures;
  • Sound business management processes for Commercial Fishing Enterprise 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 Mi'kmaq and Maliseet First Nations;
  • Greater involvement by Mi'kmaq and Maliseet First Nations in fisheries co-management; and
  • Increased ability by Mi'kmaq and Maliseet First Nations to optimize existing access and achieve Commercial Fishing Enterprise profitability and sustainability.
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Planned Spending
2013–14
Planned Spending
2014–15
Total Grants
Total Contributions 11.3
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments
Total Transfer Payments 11.3

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2010-11

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014-15

General Targeted Recipient Group: Mi'kmaq and Maliseet First Nations

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

  • Governance Structure Enhancement
  • Management Practice Enhancement
  • Collaborative Management
  • Business Development


Pacific Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative

Strategic Outcome: Economically Prosperous Maritime Sectors and Fisheries

Program Activity: Aboriginal Strategies and Governance

Start Date: July 2007

End Date: 2011-12

Fiscal Year for Terms and Conditions: 2008-09

Description:

On July 16, 2007, the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans announced the Pacific Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative, which is designed to support increased First Nations participation in integrated commercial fisheries, where all commercial harvesters fish under common and transparent rules, a higher standard of accountability for all resource users, and strengthened collaboration and cooperation amongst all fishery interests.

Pacific Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative is a $175 million, five-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, British Columbia-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 operating with sound governance practices and structures;
  • New models of co-management supporting strengthened cooperation and collaboration amongst users, particularly around salmon; and
  • Higher standard of reporting and monitoring, and strengthened enforcement levels.
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Planned Spending
2013–14
Planned Spending
2014–15
Total Grants
Total Contributions 33.0
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments
Total Transfer Payments 33.0

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2010-11

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014-15

General Targeted Recipient Group: Aboriginal Group

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

  • Co-Management
  • Enterprise Development
  • Enhanced Accountability
  • Program Implementation


Atlantic Lobster Sustainability Measures

Strategic Outcome: Economically Prosperous Maritime Sectors and Fisheries

Program Activity: Integrated Fisheries Resource Management

Start Date: September 2009

End Date: March 31, 2014

Fiscal Year for Terms and Conditions: 2009-10

Description:

This is one of two programs to support restructuring of Canada's Atlantic Lobster Fishery. The Atlantic Lobster Sustainability Measures 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).

Atlantic Lobster Sustainability Measures is a five-year, $50 million 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.
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Planned Spending
2013–14
Planned Spending
2014–15
Total Grants
Total Contributions 20.7 7.8 4.8
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments
Total Transfer Payments 20.7 7.8 4.8

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: N/A

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014-15

General Targeted Recipient Group: Lobster Industry

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: Various announcements through Communications1 and an iterative process by regions with industry to develop Funding Proposals and Sustainability Plans.



Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary

Strategic Outcome: Safe and Secure Waters

Program Activity: Search and Rescue Services

Start Date: April 1, 2008

End Date: Ongoing

Fiscal Year for Terms and Conditions: 2007–08

Description:

To permit the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Associations to carry out authorized activities related to maritime Search and Rescue Operations, Search and Rescue Prevention and other safety related activities.

Expected Results:

As per the integrated Results-Based Management and Accountability Framework and the Risk-Based Audit Framework for Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary, the continuation of the Auxiliary program will directly result in:

  • Reduced loss of life;
  • Reduced loss and/or damage to property; and
  • Reduced number and severity of Maritime Search and Rescue incidents.

The ultimate outcome is safe and secure Canadian waterways.

($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Planned Spending
2013–14
Planned Spending
2014–15
Total Grants
Total Contributions 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.9
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments
Total Transfer Payments 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.9

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2006-07

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2011-12

General Targeted Recipient Group:

Non-profit:

  • Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary National Inc.
  • Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Pacific Inc.
  • Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Central and Arctic Inc.
  • Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Quebec Inc.
  • Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Newfoundland and Labrador Inc.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

  • Search and Rescue (Search and Rescue Response; towing of disabled vessels; fire fighting to save lives; provision of humanitarian assistance)
  • Training (participation in international Search and Rescue competitions and training activities; participation in training exercises; familiarization patrols)
  • Administration (attendance at Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary meetings and meeting of other organizations; travel to Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary authorized activities; conference attendance; recruitment activities)
  • Search and Rescue prevention (reporting of and transport of technicians to repair out of position; damaged and malfunctioning aids to navigation; Search and Rescue prevention activities such as presentations, staffing booths at boat shows, demonstrations of Search and Rescue equipment)


Small Craft Harbours Divestiture Class Grant Program

Strategic Outcome: Economically Prosperous Maritimes Sectors and Fisheries

Program Activity: Small Craft Harbours

Start Date: 2001-02

End Date: Ongoing

Fiscal Year for Terms and Conditions: 2011–12

Description:

The objectives of the Small Craft Harbours Divestiture Class Grant Program are:

  • To assist in achieving the Program Review decision to rationalize all recreational harbours, derelict and inactive fishing harbours;
  • To continue to provide service to Canadians by disposing harbours to eligible recipients who wish to assume ownership of the harbour and keep it safe and accessible to the public for a minimum of five years;
  • To provide payments to facilitate the disposal of Small Craft Harbours' recreational harbours and non-core (e.g. derelict/inactive/low activity) fishing harbours; and
  • To achieve disposals at the lowest overall cost for the federal government.

Expected Results:

The expected results as outlined in the 2011 Terms and Conditions for the Small Craft Harbours Divestiture Class Grant Program are:

  • Reduction in the number of recreational, derelict or inactive/less active fishing harbours owned and operated by Fisheries and Oceans Canada by providing funds directly to recipients rather than to effecting repairs prior to transfer;
  • Small Craft Harbours will be able to focus its limited resources on a smaller, more efficient portfolio of fishing harbours (that is, those managed by the users in the form of harbour authorities) while the risk of lapsing money at year end is lowered given a reduced opportunity for recipients to change their minds; and
  • Harbours are divested quicker using the grant program compared to Fisheries and Oceans Canada doing the repairs or removal.
($ millions)
  Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012–13
Planned Spending
2013–14
Planned Spending
2014–15
Total Grants 8.4 0.5 0.5 0.5
Total Contributions
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments
Total Transfer Payments 8.4 0.5 0.5 0.5

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2010-11

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2015-16

General Targeted Recipient Group:

  • Provincial or municipal governments or agencies thereof
  • Local non-profit organizations
  • Local development associations
  • First Nations and First Nations owned corporations (for profit and non-profit)

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

Harbour facilities divested via the Program are offered at nominal cost, in order of priority, to the province, municipality, local non-profit organization, First Nations and First Nations owned corporations (for profit and non profit), and an amalgamation of such interested parties. If one of these groups are interested in assuming ownership, the Divestiture Class Grant Program is discussed as a funding mechanism that may be utilized. In addition to discussions at meetings, potential recipients may find information on the program on the Small Craft Harbours website.



Disclosure of Transfer Payment Programs under $5 million

Name Main Objective End Date Type
(Grant or Contribution)
Forecast
Spending
2012-13
($ millions)
Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation General Targeted Recipient Group
Class Grants Program The objective is to provide support for safe, healthy, productive waters and aquatic ecosystems, for the benefit of present and future generations. Ongoing Grant 0.2 2008-09 Eligible recipient must be associated with the research, development, management, conservation, protection or promotion of fisheries and oceans resources and related issues.
Grants for the Disposal of Surplus Lighthouses The objectives are: to assist in achieving a main objective of Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act which is to facilitate sales or transfers of heritage lighthouses in order to ensure the lighthouses' public purpose; to continue to provide a service to Canadians by disposing of surplus lighthouses to eligible recipients who wish to assume ownership to preserve the heritage value of the lighthouse and keep it accessible to the public; to facilitate compliance with the spirit of the Treasury Board Directive on the Sale or Transfer of Surplus Real Property, that is to ensure that departments dispose of surplus properties no longer required for program purposes; to provide payments to facilitate the disposal of surplus lighthouses; and to achieve disposals at the lowest overall cost for the federal government. Ongoing Grant 0.5 N/A Eligible recipients must be: a provincial or municipal government or an agency thereof; a local non-profit organization; a local development association; First Nations and First Nations owned corporations (for profit and non-profit); or an amalgamation of such interested parties.
Small Craft Harbours Class Contribution Program The objective is to provide support for safe harbours for the benefit of present and future generations by maintaining the highest possible standards for Canadians. Funding assistance for the national network of harbours can be categorized into two main support areas: harbour capacity building and operational capacity and support. March 31, 2013 Contribution 0.5 2010-11 Harbour Authorities and Harbour Authority support organizations
Aquaculture Innovation and Market Access Program The objective is to help create the conditions necessary for the success of the Canadian aquaculture industry. March 31, 2013 Contribution 4.7 N/A Canadian aquaculture industry
Class Contributions Program The objective is to provide support for safe, healthy, productive waters and aquatic ecosystems, for the benefit of present and future generations. ongoing Contribution 0.3 2008-09 Eligible recipient must be associated with the research, development, management, conservation, protection or promotion of fisheries and oceans resources and related issues.
Yukon Salmon-Sub-committee To provide funding support to the Salmon Sub-Committee towards costs associated with carrying out activities in support of its mandate under the Umbrella Final Agreement, which includes providing recommendations, in the public interest, to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and to Yukon First Nations on all matters related to salmon, their habitats and management. The mandate of the Salmon Sub-Committee also includes the following objectives: to preserve salmon stocks in the Yukon Territory in order to maintain this vital part of the Yukon ecosystem, economy and lifestyle; to hold regular meetings throughout the year, including in-season and basin meetings pertinent to the Yukon, Porcupine and Alsek Rivers; to participate in appropriate international meetings held throughout the year; and to participate in numerous workshops, reviews, working groups and public meetings related to Yukon salmon and their habitat. March 31, 2015 Contribution 0.2 2009–102 Salmon Sub-Committee of the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board
Pacific Salmon Foundation The main objectives of the program are to provide a funding mechanism for externally initiated programs/projects promoting the conservation, restoration and enhancement of Pacific salmonid stocks and habitat and to establish short-term and long-term partnerships with private sector individuals and organisations and public sector agencies to further Pacific salmonid stock and habitat conservation, rehabilitation and enhancement. Ongoing Contribution 1.0 2009-103 The Initial Recipient is the Pacific Salmon Foundation who are responsible for administering the contribution Agreement, and distributing the funds to the Ultimate Recipients. The Ultimate Recipients are the organizations or individuals (community groups, not for profit enhancement societies, etc.) that apply for funds through the Community Salmon Program, as administered by the Pacific Salmon Foundation.

Footnotes

1 http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/peches-fisheries/fish-ren-peche/lobster-homard/alsm-mdih-eng.htm

2 http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/ae-ve/evaluations/09-10/6b125-eng.htm

3 http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/ae-ve/evaluations/09-10/6b122-eng.htm

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Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)


Name of Transfer Payment Program: Anti-Crime Capacity Building Program (program funding approved by vote in Parliament)

Start date: December 9, 2009

End date: Ongoing

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2011-12 (amended)

Strategic Outcome: Canada's International Agenda - The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

Description: The Anti-Crime Capacity Building Program (ACCBP) was launched in 2009 to enhance the capacity of government agencies and international organizations to prevent and respond to threats posed by international criminal activity throughout the Americas. Its long-term objective is to counter the corrosive impact that transnational criminal organizations have on the rule of law, democratic governance and economic growth in the hemisphere, while also bolstering the safety of Canadians and the security of Canadian interests in the region. The ACCBP is a key element of the Government of Canada's Americas Strategy and National Anti-Drug Strategy.

Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results:

  • Strengthen incident prevention, mitigation and operational readiness and responsiveness as measured by instances where personnel trained through the Program maintained or amplified knowledge through additional training, used skills to develop new operational solutions, or improved cooperation with other agencies, foreign governments, international organizations or civil society;
  • Increase compliance with international anti-crime commitments as measured by the alignment of policies in beneficiary states and organizations with international standards, and by instances where new or improved policies, plans, legislation, regulations and controls offered opportunities to fight crime which were previously unavailable;
  • Improve infrastructure to support anti-crime coordination and response systems as measured by examples where new or improved tools, equipment, networks, communication products or physical infrastructure provided through the Program offered opportunities to fight crime which were previously unavailable.
  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Grants 10.50 9.00 7.00 7.00
Total Contributions 22.91 12.19 8.70 9.05
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 33.41 21.19 15.70 16.05

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: n/a

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation: n/a

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2012-13

General Targeted Recipient Group: Eligible recipients may include foreign states and entities thereof; international organizations; non-governmental organizations; professional organizations; private-sector representatives or organizations, including academic and research institutions; and any other organizations or individuals that DFAIT determines are appropriate.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: None



Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (program funding approved by vote in Parliament)

Start date: April 1, 2012

Note: CIDA has managed the fund for the past three decades. The start date indicates when the fund was transferred to DFAIT.

End date: n/a

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2011-12

Strategic Outcome: Canada's International Agenda - The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Program Activity: Diplomacy and Advocacy

Description: The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) is a contribution program delivered through Canada's missions abroad. None of the contributions made through CFLI are repayable. Through contribution agreements, the CFLI provides monetary assistance to cover all or a portion of the cost of projects that are comparatively modest in scope, scale and cost and that are usually conceived and designed by local authorities or organizations. The CFLI funds a considerable range of projects, but they must be consistent with Canada's five thematic priorities for development assistance: stimulating economic growth, increasing food security, creating opportunities for children and youth, advancing democracy and ensuring security and stability. The projects must also afford opportunities to advance Canada's values and interests and/or strengthen Canada's bilateral relations with foreign countries and their civil societies.

The objectives of the CFLI are to:

  • Contribute to the achievement of Canada's thematic priorities for international assistance, with special emphasis on the themes of advancing democracy and ensuring security and stability;
  • Assist in the advocacy of Canada's values and interests and the strengthening of Canada's bilateral relations with foreign countries and their civil societies;
  • Provide humanitarian assistance in the immediate aftermath of natural disasters and emergencies.

Expected results:

Improved influence of Canadians on local decision makers

  • Amount of content in key documents (policies, commentaries, speeches, reports, etc.) that reflects Canadian values and interests;
  • No. of local stakeholders advocating Canadian positions.

Improved recognition for Canadian efforts locally

  • No. of positive communications items in the local media (press, radio, television, etc.) or made by local stakeholders (declarations, speeches, etc.);
  • No. and type of private comments made to mission management/staff.

Improved local participation in humanitarian assistance efforts targeting communities affected by natural disasters and emergencies

  • No. of local NGOs participating in emergency humanitarian assistance efforts;
  • Perception of NGOs and/or local community of the timeliness of emergency relief support provided by local groups.
  ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Total Contributions 0 19.70 14.70 14.70

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: