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Action Plan Implementation Status Update
Report to the Evaluation, Performance Measurement and Review Committee - As of March 31, 2009

Education and Social Development Programs and Partnerships - Social Policy and Programs

Evaluation of the National Child - Benefit Reinvestments Initiative (200514) Action Plan Approval Date: 12/19/2007

Project Recommentations Action Plan Expected Completion Date Program Response
1. Review the five National Child Benefit Reinvestment areas to assess to what extent they are in line with provincial/territorial practices and priorities identified in the literature, and determine what mix of activity areas would be most effective for achieving desired results on-reserve. The Headquarters NCBR team will conduct research and analysis and continue working with the Regions and HRSDC to compare on-reserve with off-reserve programming to determine the best mix of activity areas to meet overall objectives. 27/02/2009 Status: Request to Close

Update/Rationale:
As of 31/03/2009:


The 2007 Evaluation of the National Child Benefit Reinvestment Program recommendations have been superseded by the recommendations from the 2009 Impact Evaluation of the Income Assistance, Assisted Living, and National Child Benefit Reinvestment Programs. The program response for these new recommendations will be provided in the respective Action Plan Implementation Status Update.

As of 30/09/2008:
Complete. The program has consulted with regions and First Nations to scope activity areas. Conference not necessary.

AES Comment: CLOSED
The Headquarters NCBR team will organize a National NCBR conference with Regions and First Nations NCBR administrators to better define the scope of activity areas in order to achieve desired results. This will also be an opportunity to increase networking and showcase projects and best practices that are in line with the Initiative's objectives. 30/11/2008
2. Strengthen the NCBR guidelines so that they provide sufficient guidance and help communities to focus on a plan to target only key activities that work toward reducing poverty and attaching people to the labour force. The Headquarters NCBR team will continue to consult and work in collaboration with the Regions to review and update the First Nations NCBR National Manual so that it better defines projects and activities that work towards program objectives. 01/04/2009 Status: Request to Close

Update/Rationale:
As of 31/03/2009:


The 2007 Evaluation of the National Child Benefit Reinvestment Program recommendations have been superseded by the recommendations from the 2009 Impact Evaluation of the Income Assistance, Assisted Living, and National Child Benefit Reinvestment Programs. The program response for these new recommendations will be provided in the respective Action Plan Implementation Status Update.

AES Comment: CLOSED
3. Work with Human Resources and Social Development Canada and the Canada Revenue Agency to determine the relevance and impact of other NCB components on-reserve. The Headquarters NCBR Team will set up a consultation process with HRSDC, CRA and SC to determine what impact results the NCB supplement has for First Nations on-reserve. Specifically for INAC, identify what data already exists and where there are gaps in data. 31/03/2009 Status: Request to Close

Update/Rationale:
As of 31/03/2009:


The 2007 Evaluation of the National Child Benefit Reinvestment Program recommendations have been superseded by the recommendations from the 2009 Impact Evaluation of the Income Assistance, Assisted Living, and National Child Benefit Reinvestment Programs. The program response for these new recommendations will be provided in the respective Action Plan Implementation Status Update.

AES Comment: CLOSED
4. Strengthen linkages and enhance coordination among the NCBR, IA, and other INAC and departmental programs that provide a range of active measures and other supports for low-income families. The Headquarters NCBR team will consult and work with other INAC programs such as Income Assistance, Education, Economic Development and other social programs to develop a plan to identify how NCBR projects can be coordinated with active measures programming and other supports for low-income families. 02/02/2009 Status: Request to Close

Update/Rationale:
As of 31/03/2009:


The 2007 Evaluation of the National Child Benefit Reinvestment Program recommendations have been superseded by the recommendations from the 2009 Impact Evaluation of the Income Assistance, Assisted Living, and National Child Benefit Reinvestment Programs. The program response for these new recommendations will be provided in the respective Action Plan Implementation Status Update.

AES Comment: CLOSED
Continue to work with NCBR partners at the federal, provincial and First Nations levels to promote and inform them of active measure initiatives, how to access them and how to link them to NCBR activity areas. 02/02/2009
Build on/strengthen existing partnerships and improved program coordination with Aboriginal Human Resource Development Agreements aimed at helping income assistance clients make the transition from welfare to employment. Ongoing
5. Develop an NCBR specific performance measurement strategy and monitor its results on an ongoing basis, and modify the NCBR reporting template accordingly to ensure it captures information on outcomes. The Headquarters NCBR team will continue to work in consultation with Regions to improve data collection, tracking of results and reporting templates. 31/12/2008 Status: Request to Close

Update/Rationale:
As of 31/03/2009:


The 2007 Evaluation of the National Child Benefit Reinvestment Program recommendations have been superseded by the recommendations from the 2009 Impact Evaluation of the Income Assistance, Assisted Living, and National Child Benefit Reinvestment Programs. The program response for these new recommendations will be provided in the respective Action Plan Implementation Status Update.

First steps initiated. Expected completion of RMAF/RBAF by February 2009.

AES Comment: The program is being re-evaluated 2008-09 prior to seeking policy renewal. CLOSED
Develop a RMAF with clear performance measures, result indicators and targets aimed at reducing child poverty and promoting the attachment of families to the workforce. 30/09/2008
Strengthen the management control framework in order to establish clearer roles and responsibilities for Headquarters and the Regions. 31/03/2009
 
 
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