|1 - For federal government funding to be justified as serving the
Aboriginal Peoples of Canada, NAAF must continue to make progress
on distributing services equitably within the entire Aboriginal population.
Improving accessibility for hard-to-reach groups, namely the North
and French-speaking subpopulations, must lead to improving actual
||INAC will work with other government departments and NAAF to
develop more targeted measures, such as outreach campaigns, specialized
advertising, and stay-in-school and high-school equivalency initiatives
for Inuit youth, who have lower high-school graduation rates and
to provide enhanced services in French for French-speaking youth.
As of 30/09/2010:
In 2010-2011, NAAF will include in its annual report how they
are implementing and monitoring their strategy for establishing
a working relationship with organizations such as ITK, APNQL to
improve outreach to underserviced groups. This has been included
in the annual funding agreement.
In 2011-2012, indicators for NAAF will be captured in new Data
Collection Instruments thereby allowing for tracking mechanisms
within the reporting requirement. In 2010-2011, requirements added
to the funding agreement identified 7 indicators for target setting
as an interim measure.
AES: Close - Fully Implemented
|INAC will work with other government departments and NAAF to develop
annual targets for take-up of NAAF programs as well as tracking procedures. INAC
will request that NAAF report annually on targets.
|2 - NAAF should explore the possibility and potential of partnering
with relevant like-minded organizations. These partnerships should
be based on the common goal of improving NAAF service to currently
||INAC will work in collaboration with other government departments,
INAC Sectors and Regions, and NAAF to develop a strategy for establishing and
maintaining working relationships with organizations such as, but
not limited to, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) and other regional
Inuit organizations as well as L'Assemblée des Premières nations du Québec et Labrador (APNQL) in order to improve ongoing "on the ground" outreach to currently underserved
groups, including targets and performance measures. INAC will include
a requirement in the contribution agreement for NAAF to report on
implementation in its annual report.
As of 30/09/2010:
As part of the NAAF's funding arrangement for 2010-2011,
NAAF will include in its annual report how they are implementing
and monitoring their strategy for establishing a working relationship
with organizations such as ITK, APNQL so as to improve ongoing
outreach to currently underserviced groups.
AES: Close – Fully Implemented
|3 - The federal government should create a single set of reporting
requirements for NAAF funding. This will allow the federal government
to stipulate a comprehensive set of performance data for review and
analysis. Accordingly, it will eliminate the multiple, often
competing, reporting demands placed on NAAF and improve the efficiency
of the resources NAAF devotes to this task.
||This recommendation requires that a number of government departments
coordinate and streamline their reporting and evaluation requirements,
while satisfying needs with regard to accountability, value for
money and measuring impacts.
In addition, the Department's Policy on Transfer Payments
sets out principles relating to risk-based reporting systems and
continuous improvement as well as intra- and inter-departmental
As of 30/09/2010:
In 2010-2011, INAC included in a single funding agreement the
reporting requirements for Health Canada and INAC. This reduces
the reporting burden for NAAF and improves efficiencies. INAC continues
to communicate with the OGDs to facilitate components of the proposals,
reports and monitoring processes.
|INAC will establish an interdepartmental working group to identify
and assess current reporting demands, and to propose options which
will reduce the reporting burden while not diluting reporting standards.
New reporting requirements for NAAF will be approved by respective
departments by January 30, 2010.
||01/11/2009 and ongoing
|4 - NAAF should increase the promotion of the Education Program
to participants in Taking Pulse and Blueprint For the Future. This
will support the degree to which intermediate and final outcomes
are achieved for both the Taking Pulse and Blueprint For the Future
activity areas. Moreover, in order to improve monitoring and measurement
of program success, NAAF should track participant flow from one activity
area to another
||INAC will work with other government departments and NAAF through
regular multi-party meetings to support NAAF in developing
more effective monitoring systems that can better track participant
activity prior to and following participation in Taking Pulse
or Blueprint For the Future activities by, for example, establishing
participant profiles which can be entered into a database and tracking interactive
As of 30/09/2010:
In 2010, surveys were distributed to the participants at the Blueprint
for the Future and at the NAAF gala. Selected results from data
collected indicated that almost 75% of students planned on attending
college or university. Almost 82% indicated that the workshops
were helpful and a positive experience. The plan is to repeat this
procedure at future events.