Details on Transfer Payment Programs

In order to allow comparability with the figures reported for 2011–2012, figures for Actual Spending for 2009–2010 and 2010–2011 have been restated from figures previously reported in the 2010–2011 Performance Report to reflect the revised Program Activity Architecture for 2011–2012.




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

Start Date: N/A

End Date: Ongoing

Description: The efforts related to this program activity assist in achieving social and economic vibrancy in First Nation and Inuit communities. It supports individual community and aggregate-based governments and governance systems by assisting them to establish effective governance and associated capacities, processes and mechanisms (such as by-law making authority and election processes). Particularly, support is provided to First Nation and Inuit governments as well as their respective institutions of government. These institutions include but are not limited to those that provide services in the areas of governance, land claim organizations and professional associations. This program activity also provides support to representative organizations with respect to policy legislation development.

Strategic Outcome(s): The Government

Results Achieved: Please refer to Section II

Program Activity: Governance and Institutions of Government
 ($ millions)
  Actual
Spending
2009–2010
Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Planned
Spending
2011–2012
Total
Authorities
2011–2012
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Variance between
Planned Spending
and Actual Spending

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

Grants
Grant for Band Support Funding 146.0 150.9 231.4 151.6 151.6 79.8
Grant to the Miawpukek Indian Band to support designated programs 9.4 9.6 9.8 9.8 9.8 0.0
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 0.5 0.0
Grants to British Columbia Indian bands in lieu of a per capita annuity 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.0
Grant to the First Nations Finance Authority for the purpose of enhancing the Authority's credit rating 0.0 10.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Grants 156.3 171.3 242.0 162.3 162.3 79.8
Contributions
Payments to support Indians, Inuit and Innu for the purpose of supplying public services in Indian government support 195.7 196.8 108.7 196.7 196.7 (88.0)
Contributions to support the building of strong governance, administrative and accountability systems 26.0 23.2 31.7 25.3 25.3 6.4
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 19.4 19.4 15.7 24.9 24.8 (9.1)
Contributions to support the basic organizational capacity of representative Aboriginal organizations 21.5 22.3 11.4 22.5 22.5 (11.1)
Contribution to First Nations Institutions for the purpose of enhancing good governance 9.5 10.0 12.4 10.1 10.1 2.4
Contributions for promoting the political, social and scientific development of Canada's three territories 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.6 (0.6)
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 0.5 0.0
Contributions to support the negotiation process for comprehensive, specific, and special claims and self-government initiatives 1.5 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Contributions to Indian bands for registration administration 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions 274.6 273.5 180.3 280.6 280.5 (100.2)
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 430.9 444.8 422.3 442.9 442.8 (20.4)

Comment on Variance: The difference of $20.4M between 2011–2012 Planned Spending and 2011–2012 Actual Spending primarily reflects additional resources reallocated during the year for Indian government support activities (net increase of $0.2M including an internal transfer of about $80M from grants to contributions), consultation ($9.1M), and the basic organizational capacity of Aboriginal organizations ($11.1M).

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • Audit of Capacity Development planned for 2013–2014
  • Horizontal Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions planned for 2012–2013

Evaluations Completed or Planned:

  • Evaluation of Comprehensive Community based planning Pilot Project in Saskatchewan completed/approved in June, 2011. 
  • Evaluation of the Implementation of First Nations Fiscal and Statistical Management Act was completed/approved in April, 2011

Engagement of applicants and recipients: Recipients have been engaged through the General Assessment process, and, where appropriate, discussions on potential for longer term agreements are ongoing.


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

Start Date: N/A

End Date: Ongoing

Description: This program activity addresses constitutional and historic obligations, reduces conflict through negotiation and enables all parties to work together toward reconciliation. Co-operative Relationships are about mutual respect. They establish an atmosphere of trust, accountability and respectful partnerships among governments, First Nations and Inuit. This atmosphere, in turn, supports social, economic and cultural growth in First Nation and Inuit communities and increases their self-reliance. Co-operative Relationships are the basis for mutually reached resolution of claims and other rights issues. Through Co-operative Relationships, funds are provided to First Nations and Inuit in support of the activities within the program activity including negotiation of claims and self-government agreements, certainty is obtained over the ownership, use, and the management of land and resources. First Nations and Inuit are effectively represented in federal policy decisions and the Crown duty to consult is supported. Funds are transferred to Aboriginal recipients through contributions and loans agreements. Funding levels are determined based on proposals submitted by the Aboriginal people and are based on program guidelines and terms and conditions.

Strategic Outcome(s): The Government

Results Achieved: Please refer to Section II

Program Activity: Co-operative Relationships
 ($ millions)
  Actual
Spending
2009–2010
Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Planned
Spending
2011–2012
Total
Authorities
2011–2012
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Variance between
Planned Spending
and Actual Spending

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

Grants
Grants to First Nations to settle specific claims negotiated by Canada and/or awarded by the Specific Claims Tribunal 19.6 615.9 250.0 325.5 308.0 (58.0)
Grants to support the beneficiaries/organizations for the settlement of specific and special claims 0.0 0.0 1.8 0.3 0.3 1.5
Grant to support Nunavut Sivuniksavut 0.0 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Grants 19.6 618.4 251.8 325.7 308.3 (56.5)
Contributions
Contributions to support the negotiation process for comprehensive, specific, and special claims and self-government initiatives 48.1 47.4 49.7 44.2 44.1 5.6
Contributions to support the building of strong governance, administrative and accountability systems 13.5 12.2 8.2 11.9 11.8 (3.6)
Contributions to First Nations, their organizations, provinces and third parties for Interim Measures and British Columbia Treaty Related Measures 0.5 1.8 9.6 3.7 3.7 5.9
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 2.1 0.5 2.4 0.1 0.1 2.3
Contributions for promoting the political, social and scientific development of Canada's three territories 0.7 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Contributions for the legal and associated costs of Indian-related cases having the potential to become judicial precedents 0.2 0.2 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.8
Total Contributions 65.0 62.8 70.7 60.0 59.8 10.9
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 84.5 681.2 322.5 385.7 368.1 (45.6)

Comment on Variance: The difference between 2011–2012 Planned Spending and 2011–2012 Actual Spending primarily reflects incremental funding provided through Supplementary Estimates for the settlement of specific claims, as well as reduced requirements for treaty-related measures reflecting the deferral of activities; this deferred funding that was not required in 2011–2012 has been reprofiled to 2012–2013 when it will be available for the intended purpose.

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • Audit of Management of Negotiated Loans planned for 2012–2013
  • Audit of Negotiation of Comprehensive Land Claims and Self-Government Agreements planned for 2014–2015
  • Audit of AANDC Support to Specific Claims Process planned for 2012–2013
  • Horizontal Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions planned for 2012–2013

Evaluations Completed or Planned:

  • The Evaluation of the Inuit Relations Secretariat was completed/approved in June, 2011
  • The Evaluation of the Inuit Art Foundation was completed/approved in April, 2011. Please note, the Inuit Art Foundation has ceased operations.

Engagement of applicants and recipients: Recipients have been engaged through the General Assessment process and on-going discussions to determine the potential for longer term agreements.


Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer Payments for Treaty Management

Start Date: N/A

End Date: Ongoing

Description: By working in partnership, federal, provincial/territorial governments, and Aboriginal parties are able to create and maintain the necessary structures (such as education, child care etc.) to support ongoing and evolving relationships within a historical and modern context. Key activities include: the implementation of land claim, self-government agreements; special claims; comprehensive land claim transfers; Tables and Treaty Commissions. The Treaty Commission provides funds in the way of contributions to recipients. Although all Canadians are expected to benefit from the settlement and implementation of Comprehensive Land Claim Agreements, the primary beneficiaries are expected to be First Nations and Inuit communities, who will be better able to articulate their interests, participate in land and resource development and management (where applicable) as well as demonstrate the importance of treaties and the treaty relationship between the Crown and Aboriginal people. Funds are provided to the beneficiaries in the form of grants as per agreement.

Strategic Outcome(s): The Government

Results Achieved: Please refer to Section II

Program Activity: Treaty Management
($ millions)
  Actual
Spending
2009–2010
Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Planned
Spending
2011–2012
Total
Authorities
2011–2012
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Variance between
Planned Spending
and Actual Spending

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

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 119.0 129.4 131.9 142.3 142.0 (10.1)
Payments to self-governing Aboriginal organizations, pursuant to comprehensive land claim agreements, self-government agreements or treaty legislation 101.8 95.5 125.2 123.2 123.2 2.1
(S) Grants to Aboriginal organizations designated to receive claim settlement payments pursuant to Comprehensive Land Claim Settlement Acts 60.6 53.9 90.4 77.3 77.3 13.1
Payments to Yukon First Nations pursuant to individual self-government agreements 54.3 66.0 70.0 75.5 75.5 (5.4)
Grant for Mi'kmaq Education in Nova Scotia 35.4 37.2 40.7 42.0 42.0 (1.2)
(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 36.8 36.7 18.0 36.7 36.7 (18.7)
Grant to the Westbank First Nation to support the implementation of the Westbank First Nation Self-Government Agreement 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.6 0.0
Grants to the Sechelt Indian Band pursuant to the Sechelt Self-Government Act 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.6 0.0
Grant to the Maa-nulth First Nations for the acquisition of fisheries licences 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.0 4.0 (4.0)
Payments to the Government of the Northwest Territories to facilitate the implementation of comprehensive land claim agreements 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 0.0
Grant to the Tsawwassen First Nation for the acquisition of commercial crab licences 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 1.1 (1.1)
Payments to the Cree of Quebec respecting matters arising from the implementation of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Grants to Participating First Nations and the First Nations Education Authority Pursuant to the First Nations Jurisdiction over Education in British Columbia Act 0.1 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Grants 518.0 429.5 486.8 512.5 512.2 (25.4)
Contributions
Contributions to beneficiaries and various implementing bodies for implementing comprehensive land claim agreements 177.0 190.6 192.9 202.0 202.0 (9.2)
Contributions to provincially and/or regionally based Treaty Commissions 2.5 2.9 0.8 2.7 2.7 (1.9)
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 2.0 2.0 7.2 1.4 1.4 5.8
Payments to support Indians, Inuit and Innu for the purpose of supplying public services in education 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3
Contributions to support the building of strong governance, administrative and accountability systems 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions 181.7 195.5 201.1 206.1 206.1 (5.0)
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 699.6 625.1 687.9 718.5 718.3 (30.4)

Comment on Variance: The difference between 2011–2012 Planned Spending and 2011–2012 Actual Spending primarily reflects incremental funding provided/reallocated through Supplementary Estimates for: implementation of the Eeyou Marine Region Land Claim Agreement; delivery of educational programs and services to participating First Nation communities with respect to Mi'kmaq education in Nova Scotia; acquisition of fisheries licences for Maa-nulth First Nations; and, acquisition of commercial crab licences for the Tsawwassen First Nation.

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • Horizontal Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions planned for 2012–2013

Evaluations Completed or Planned: None

Engagement of applicants and recipients: In 2011–2012, Canada held two rounds of engagement sessions across the country with Aboriginal governments and negotiating groups, provinces and territories on a new, national approach to fiscal arrangements in support of self government. The new approach would include a formula funding approach and a national advisory forum on fiscal matters, and would bring greater consistency, timeliness, transparency and fairness to the process of implementing fiscal arrangements with self-governing Aboriginal groups.


Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer Payments for Education

Start Date: N/A

End Date: Ongoing

Description: This program activity provides First Nations and Inuit communities with tools to achieve educational outcomes comparable to those of other Canadians. AANDC has primary responsibility under the Indian Act for the elementary and secondary education of status-Indians living on reserve. As a matter of social policy, AANDC also supports on-reserve status-Indians and Inuit students in the pursuit of post-secondary education. Support provided through the Education programs includes provisions for instructional services, special education services as well as targeted initiatives which aim to enhance First Nation education management, improve teacher recruitment and retention, and encourage parental and community engagement. New targeted funds have been recently included to improve the provision of elementary and secondary education services through both a partnership and a student success program.

Strategic Outcome(s): The People

Results Achieved: Please refer to Section II

Program Activity: Education
($ millions)
  Actual
Spending
2009–2010
Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Planned
Spending
2011–2012
Total
Authorities
2011–2012
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Variance between
Planned Spending
and Actual Spending

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

Grants
Grants to Indians and Inuit to support their post-secondary educational advancement 0.3 0.7 1.5 0.8 0.8 0.7
Grants to Indians and Inuit to provide elementary and secondary educational support services 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1
Grants to Inuit to support their cultural advancement 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Grants 0.4 0.7 1.7 0.8 0.8 0.9
Contributions
Payments to support Indians, Inuit and Innu for the purpose of supplying public services in education 1,565.9 1,597.3 1,619.8 1,633.1 1,631.6 (11.8)
Contributions to the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.0
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 (0.0)
Total Contributions 1,566.8 1,598.1 1,620.6 1,633.9 1,632.4 (11.8)
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 1,567.2 1,598.8 1,622.3 1,634.8 1,633.3 (11.0)

Comment on Variance: The difference between 2011–2012 Planned Spending and 2011–2012 Actual Spending relates primarily to the reallocation of resources, mainly from Community Infrastructure, to meet increased demand for education programs and services. In addition, incremental funding was provided through Supplementary Estimates to support tripartite education agreements with First Nations in British Columbia and to advance readiness for education comparability in other provinces through the Education Partnerships Program.

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • Audit of Elementary and Secondary Schools planned for 2013–2014
  • Audit of the Education Information System planned for 2013–2014
  • Audit of Post-Secondary Education Programs planned for 2014–2015
  • Horizontal Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions planned for 2012–2013

Evaluations Completed or Planned:

  • Evaluation of Education – Elementary and Secondary was underway in 2011-12 (to be completed/approved in June 2012)
  • Evaluation of Education – Post-Secondary was underway in 2011-12 (to be completed/approved in June 2012)

Engagement of applicants and recipients: Funding for core educational programs is transferred to First Nation communities through regional offices. With regards to proposal-based programs such as the First Nation Student Success Program (FNSSP) and Education Partnerships Program (EPP), communities are informed about upcoming calls for proposals so that they may apply.

After the fourth round of proposals, 90% of band-operated schools and 98% of students in band-operated schools are now represented in approved proposals. In the case of EPP, all regions are now engaged in tripartite activities.

There is continued follow-up with FNSSP recipients to ensure progress is being made in the delivery of projects. With regards to EPP, collaborative work between First Nation communities and federal and provincial officials is underway in all regions aimed at improving First Nations students' outcomes.

In 2011–2012, AANDC worked in collaboration with First Nations to develop an Education Information System (EIS) to be implemented in fall 2012. The EIS will allow Education's funding recipients to submit and retrieve reports, access proposal templates/forms, and engage in on-line training. The EIS will also reduce reporting burdens and improve education performance indicators and reports. During the development of the EIS, work has been done in collaboration with recipients to update, redesign and reduce the number of Data Collection Instruments (DCI). Training and presentations of the products developed were also done with recipients.


Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer Payments for Social Development

Start Date: N/A

End Date: Ongoing

Description: Supports the provision of: income assistance to meet basic needs for food, clothing and shelter to ensure the safety and well-being of individuals and families consistent with provincial programs and standards; First Nations child and family services to improve their well-being and security; assisted living for social support services of a non-medical nature such as in-home care, short-term respite care, foster care and institutional care to improve their well-being and security; Family Violence Program to improve safety and security, particularly of women and children at-risk; National Child Benefit Re-investment to support low-income families with children to help prevent or reduce the depth of child poverty; and other social services to build self-reliant, sustainable, healthy and stable First Nation communities.

Strategic Outcome(s): The People

Results Achieved: Please refer to Section II

Program Activity: Social Development
($ millions)
  Actual
Spending
2009–2010
Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Planned
Spending
2011–2012
Total
Authorities
2011–2012
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Variance between
Planned Spending
and Actual Spending
Note: Due to rounding, figures may not add to totals shown
Grants
Grants to provide income support to indigent on-reserve residents 8.7 9.1 10.0 9.4 9.4 0.6
Total Grants 8.7 9.1 10.0 9.4 9.4 0.6
Contributions
Payments to support Indians, Inuit and Innu for the purpose of supplying public services in social development 1,539.4 1,587.5 1,548.3 1,652.3 1,652.2 (103.9)
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Contributions for emergency management assistance for activities on reserves 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions 1,539.5 1,587.6 1,548.3 1,652.3 1,652.2 (103.9)
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 1,548.2 1,596.7 1,558.3 1,661.7 1,661.6 (103.3)

Comment on Variance: The difference between 2011–2012 Planned Spending and 2011–2012 Actual Spending relates primarily to the reallocation of resources, mainly from Community Infrastructure, to meet increased demand for social development programs and services. In addition, incremental funding was provided through Supplementary Estimates for the First Nations Child and Family Services Program to implement a prevention-focused approach in Manitoba.

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • Audit of Implementation of the Child and Family Services Prevention Focused Approach (in progress) 2012–2013
  • Audit of Income Assistance planned for 2012–2013
  • Horizontal Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions planned for 2012–2013

Evaluations Completed or Planned:

  • Evaluation of Family Violence Prevention was completed/approved in February, 2012. 
  • The Evaluation of Child and Family Services (Saskatchewan & Nova Scotia) was underway 2011–2012 (anticipated for completion/approval in September, 2012).

Engagement of applicants and recipients: In developing strategies to reduce the reporting burden, Social Policy and Programs Branch (SPPB) was involved in Departmental pilots. This included face-to-face meetings with First Nation communities to gather information, exchange ideas on how to reduce reporting, and to collect performance data. These meetings informed SPPB strategies for performance measurement and how to streamline data collection instruments.


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

Start Date: N/A

End Date: Ongoing

Description: The Managing Individual Affairs program activity ensures responsible Federal stewardship of the provisions of the Indian Act that pertain to Estates, Band moneys, registration and Band membership through direct client-services as well as partnerships with First Nations to deliver select services including the administration of Estates and the Indian Registration Program. The Program Activity is also responsible for administering the portions of the First Nations Oil and Gas and Moneys Management Act that pertain to Indian Moneys.

Strategic Outcome(s): The People

Results Achieved: Please refer to Section II

Program Activity: Managing Individual Affairs
($ millions)
  Actual
Spending
2009–2010
Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Planned
Spending
2011–2012
Total
Authorities
2011–2012
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Variance between
Planned Spending
and Actual Spending
Note: Due to rounding, figures may not add to totals shown
Grants
(S) Indian Annuities Treaty payments 2.2 1.5 1.4 1.9 1.9 (0.5)
Total Grants 2.2 1.5 1.4 1.9 1.9 (0.5)
Contributions
Contributions to Indian bands for registration administration 5.2 5.7 8.1 4.9 4.9 3.2
Contributions to Indian bands for land and estates management 2.7 2.5 0.7 2.2 2.2 (1.5)
Payments to support Indians, Inuit and Innu for the purpose of supplying public services in economic development 0.3 0.5 0.0 0.3 0.3 (0.3)
Contributions to support the building of strong governance, administrative and accountability systems 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 (0.1)
Total Contributions 8.1 8.7 8.8 7.5 7.5 1.3
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 10.3 10.3 10.2 9.4 9.4 0.8

Comment on Variance: The difference between 2011–2012 Planned Spending and 2011–2012 Actual Spending primarily reflects reduced requirements for registration administration offset by increased requirements for land and estates management.

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • Audit of System under Development of the Indian Registry System (in progress) expected completion date June 2012
  • Audit of the Indian Registry System planned for 2014–2015
  • Audit of Secure Certificate of Indian Status Expenditure Management completed in September 2011
  • Audit of the Management of Moneys planned for 2013–2014
  • Horizontal Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions planned for 2012–2013

Evaluations Completed or Planned:

  • Evaluation of Indian Moneys, Estates and Treaty Annuities was underway in 2011–2012 (anticipated for completion/approval in September 2012).

Engagement of applicants and recipients: Applicants and recipients are engaged by regions and not Headquarters. 


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

Start Date: N/A

End Date: Ongoing

Description: Indian Residential schools were mostly operated by four religious denominations and funded by the federal government, from before Confederation to 1996. The courts in each jurisdiction approved the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, which was implemented on September 19, 2007, with final deliverables up to 2017. The administration of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA) seeks to further reconciliation with former student residents of Indian Residential Schools, their families and communities by providing: financial compensation (through validation of their residency and an independent assessment of more serious harms they may have suffered); a disclosure forum; and the provision of healing and commemorative services.

Strategic Outcome(s): The People

Results Achieved: Please refer to Section II

Program Activity: Residential Schools Resolution
($ millions)
  Actual
Spending
2009–2010
Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Planned
Spending
2011–2012
Total
Authorities
2011–2012
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Variance between
Planned Spending
and Actual Spending
Note: Due to rounding, figures may not add to totals shown
Grants
Total Grants 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Contributions
Contributions for eligible Aboriginal or other recipients for the purpose of providing advocacy and public education on a diverse range of issues related to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement 3.9 4.0 0.0 5.4 5.4 (5.4)
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 0.0 0.0 10.0 10.0 2.6 7.4
Contributions for Groups of Indian Residential School survivors who wish to resolve their claim as a group under the Independent Assessment Process 0.1 0.3 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.8
Total Contributions 4.1 4.3 10.8 15.4 7.9 2.9
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 4.1 4.3 10.8 15.4 7.9 2.9

Comment on Variance: The difference between 2011–2012 Planned Spending and 2011–2012 Actual Spending primarily reflects the deferral of certain commemoration projects that address the Indian Residential Schools experience that could not be completed in the fiscal year; this deferred funding that was not required in 2011–2012 has been reprofiled to 2012–2013 when it will be available for its intended purpose. In addition, funding was reallocated in 2011–2012 to provide advocacy and public education with respect to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • AANDC and Adjudication Secretariat Support to the Independent Assessment Process completed in November 2011
  • Horizontal Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions planned for 2012–2013

Evaluations Completed or Planned: None

Engagement of applicants and recipients: The Advocacy and Public Information Program (APIP) is a contribution funding program to support the sharing of information and to ensure that Aboriginal communities, particularly former students and their families are aware of all aspects of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (Settlement Agreement). In addition to a call-for-proposals posted on AANDC's website, e-mails and monthly APIP Partners Teleconference Calls informed existing partners of the application deadline. As a result, AANDC received 71 proposals in 2011–2012 from new and existing partners totaling over $14 million. In 2011–2012, AANDC entered into transfer payment agreements with 27 partners, totaling $4 million. 

Commemoration is a component of the Settlement Agreement that supports regional and national activities that honour, educate, remember, memorialize and/or pay tribute to former Indian Residential School students, their families and their communities. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) posted the Commemoration call-for-proposals on its website informing applicants of the deadline to apply for funding. In 2011–2012, the first year of Commemoration, the TRC received almost 200 proposals totaling over $30 million and recommended 72 proposals for funding to AANDC, totaling approximately $8.5 million.


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

Start Date: N/A

End Date: Ongoing

Description: This program activity recognizes the synergies between economic development, lands activities, and business development. It recognizes that the federal government has a role to play in creating the conditions that will foster Aboriginal economic development. As AANDC does not hold all the economic levers, it must forge strategic partnerships with other levels of government, the private sector, Aboriginal organizations and other stakeholders to succeed in increasing the participation of Aboriginal Canadians in the economy. The sub-activities (SAs) and sub-sub-activities (SSAs) under this program activity contribute to the expected results: viable Aboriginal businesses and opportunity-ready communities. Strengthening business development capacity tools will encourage Aboriginal Canadians to start and/or expand their own businesses, thereby contributing to viable Aboriginal businesses. Increasing access to and control of Aboriginal lands and natural resources, and building community/institutional capacity, will enable Aboriginal communities to fully utilize their assets for economic development, contributing to opportunity-ready communities. The growing Aboriginal land and resource base will also increase economic opportunities for Aboriginal communities, contributing to an increased number of Aboriginal start-up businesses.

Strategic Outcome(s): The Land and Economy

Results Achieved: Please refer to Section II

Program Activity: Aboriginal Economic Development
($ millions)
  Actual
Spending
2009–2010
Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Planned
Spending
2011–2012
Total
Authorities
2011–2012
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Variance between
Planned Spending
and Actual Spending
Note: Due to rounding, figures may not add to totals shown
Grants
Total Grants 0.0 0.0 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 84.2 92.5 102.8 92.9 92.9 9.9
Contributions under the Aboriginal Business Canada Program 49.4 45.2 45.0 47.4 47.4 (2.4)
Contributions to Support the Aboriginal Economic Development Strategic Partnerships Initiative 0.0 5.9 14.5 14.3 14.1 0.3
Contributions to implement the First Nations Land Management Act 9.8 9.0 9.9 9.7 9.7 0.2
Contributions to Indian Bands for Land Management Capacity Building 0.0 7.2 7.0 8.3 8.3 (1.3)
Contributions to Indian bands for land and estates management 10.7 6.6 10.3 6.0 6.0 4.3
Contributions to support the building of strong governance, administrative and accountability systems 2.7 0.3 0.0 0.4 0.4 (0.4)
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Payments to support Indians, Inuit and Innu for the purpose of supplying public services in Indian government support 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions 157.6 167.0 189.5 179.0 178.9 10.6
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 157.6 167.0 189.5 179.0 178.9 10.6

Comment on Variance: The difference between 2011–2012 Planned Spending and 2011–2012 Actual Spending primarily reflects reallocations to address pressures in other program activities.

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • Audit of Economic Development Program planned for 2013–2014
  • Audit of Lands Management (including Lands Registry System) planned for 2012–2013
  • Audit of Southern and Northern Oil and Gas planned for 2014–2015
  • Audit of Economic Development Programs planned for 2013–2014
  • Horizontal Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions planned for 2012–2013

Evaluations Completed or Planned: None

Engagement of applicants and recipients: Building on national stakeholder engagement sessions in support of the Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development, AANDC established various lands and economic development advisory bodies in 2011–2012. These bodies facilitated on-going stakeholder consultation in the areas of lands management, economic development and business development program design and delivery.

The department also consulted with key stakeholders and external experts in on-going efforts to strengthen, streamline and modernize federal regulations, administrative processes and funding mechanisms in support of: Aboriginal participation in major economic and business development opportunities, including procurement; and, on-reserve commercial and industrial activities, including oil and gas activities. These activities included a number of pilot projects to engage key stakeholders in respect of community land-use planning, major economic and business development and Aboriginal procurement. 

In addition, various outreach activities continued throughout 2011–2012 to advocate, inform and connect current and prospective program recipients in respect of key opportunities, program supports and partnerships. A key highlight was AANDC's support for an inaugural Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Conference and Tradeshow, showcasing Aboriginal entrepreneurs and their businesses to over 200 participants, and launching a legacy website and web-based e-mentoring platform.


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

Start Date: N/A

End Date: Ongoing

Description: This program activity encompasses the Crown's statutory and fiduciary obligations as the administrator of reserve lands held in trust for the use and benefit of Indians. Those obligations are fulfilled through the timely response to requests for land transactions and activation of land and resource assets, additions to reserve and, environmental protection performed with due diligence, which preserves the principles of communal use and benefit while meeting the aspirations of First Nations in building safe, healthy and successful communities.

Strategic Outcome(s): The Land and Economy

Results Achieved: Please refer to Section II

Program Activity: Federal Administration of Reserve Land
($ millions)
  Actual
Spending
2009–2010
Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Planned
Spending
2011–2012
Total
Authorities
2011–2012
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Variance between
Planned Spending
and Actual 
Spending
Note: Due to rounding, figures may not add to totals shown
Grants
Grants to support the beneficiaries/organizations for the settlement of specific and special claims 1.0 0.4 4.8 1.3 1.3 3.5
Total Grants 1.0 0.4 4.8 1.3 1.3 3.5
Contributions
Contributions for emergency management assistance for activities on reserves 26.8 42.3 9.7 161.3 161.3 (151.5)
Contributions to First Nations for the management of contaminated sites 47.5 58.2 5.2 17.5 17.5 (12.3)
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 1.0 0.9 0.0 0.9 0.9 (0.9)
Contributions to implement the First Nations Land Management Act 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.3 (0.3)
Contributions to Indian bands for land and estates management 0.5 0.5 1.0 0.3 0.2 0.8
Payments to support Indians, Inuit and Innu for the purpose of supplying public services in capital facilities and maintenance 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.2 (0.2)
Contributions to Indian Bands for Land Management Capacity Building 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 (0.2)
Contributions to support the negotiation process for comprehensive, specific, and special claims and self-government initiatives 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.2 (0.2)
Contribution for promoting the safe use, development, conservation and protection of the North's natural resources 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0
Contributions to support the building of strong governance, administrative and accountability systems 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Payments to support Indians, Inuit and Innu for the purpose of supplying public services in economic development 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions 76.5 102.7 16.0 180.9 180.8 (164.8)
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 77.5 103.1 20.8 182.1 182.0 (161.3)

Comment on Variance: The difference between 2011–2012 Planned Spending and 2011–2012 Actual Spending primarily reflects additional funding provided through Supplementary Estimates for: on-reserve costs incurred by provincial/ territorial or other emergency management organizations as required under the Emergency Management Assistance Program; and, the assessment, management and remediation of federal contaminated sites.

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • Audit of Additions to Reserve planned for 2013–2014
  • Audit of Environmental Management and Contaminated Sites South of 60 completed (in process) expected completion date June 2012
  • Audit of Emergency Management Assistance planned for 2012–2013
  • Horizontal Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions planned for 2012–2013

Evaluations Completed or Planned: None

Engagement of applicants and recipients: In 2011–2012, AANDC continued to collaborate with the Indian Resource Council (IRC)—a key stakeholder representing the 189 First Nations with oil and gas resources--in developing oil and gas policy for reserve lands. In addition to communicating issues raised by its members and collaborating on oil and gas policy development, IRC works closely with Indian Oil and Gas Canada to ensure it manages First Nations oil and gas resources prudently and in the best interests of First Nations.

As part of the June 2011 Canada-First Nations Action Plan, AANDC and the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) engaged in dialogue, with a mandate to "create and maintain respectful, positive, transparent, and cooperative communication", to address the sub-optimal Additions to Reserve process identified by the AFN to be an impediment to economic development. Efforts of this joint working group were focused on identifying, developing and implementing practical measures, on behalf of First Nations, that will remove legislative and regulatory barriers to economic development and provide First Nations with greater access to and control of lands. 


Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer Payments for Community Infrastructure

Start Date: N/A

End Date: Ongoing

Description: This program activity supports the provision of funding for the acquisition, construction, operation and maintenance of: community facilities such as roads, bridges, water and sewer, and administration offices; education facilities, such as schools and teacherages and on-reserve housing.

Strategic Outcome(s): The Land and Economy

Results Achieved: Please refer to Section II

Program Activity: Community Infrastructure
($ millions)
  Actual
Spending
2009–2010
Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Planned
Spending
2011–2012
Total
Authorities
2011–2012
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Variance between
Planned Spending
and Actual Spending
Note: Due to rounding, figures may not add to totals shown
Grants
Grants to students and their chaperons to promote fire protection awareness in band and federally operated schools 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
(S) Transfer payments in connection with First Nations infrastructure for on-reserve housing (Budget Implementation Act, 2009) 75.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Grants 75.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
Contributions
Payments to support Indians, Inuit and Innu for the purpose of supplying public services in capital facilities and maintenance 1,181.0 1,260.2 1,173.2 1,064.0 1,061.0 112.1
Contribution for promoting the safe use, development, conservation and protection of the North's natural resources 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.4 0.4 (0.4)
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Payments to support Indians, Inuit and Innu for the purpose of supplying public services in Indian government support 0.5 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions 1,182.1 1,261.7 1,173.2 1,064.4 1,061.5 111.7
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 1,257.1 1,261.7 1,173.3 1,064.4 1,061.5 111.9

Comment on Variance: The difference between 2011–2012 Planned Spending and 2011–2012 Actual Spending primarily reflects reallocations to address pressures in other program activities (notably Education and Social Development) offset by incremental funding provided through Supplementary Estimates to: upgrade, repair or replace essential fuel storage tanks in First Nation communities; construct First Nation education facilities; and support clean energy programs to strengthen Canada's economy and improve its environmental performance.

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • Audit of Water and Wastewater Infrastructure planned for 2012–2013
  • Audit of On-Reserve Infrastructure planned for 2014–2015
  • Housing: Comprehensive Audit in progress 2012–2013
  • Horizontal Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions planned for 2012–2013

Evaluations Completed or Planned: None

Engagement of applicants and recipients: Each year, a National Investment Plan is created through the aggregation of First Nations Infrastructure Investment Plans from each Region.

Major capital projects each require a formal proposal to be submitted by First Nations. Minor capital projects require a submission from First Nations detailing the project and funding needs based on eligibility criteria. AANDC then approves projects, such as a new school or upgrades to a water treatment system, based on available funding and highest priority, and develops funding agreements with the First Nation communities.

Regional offices engage with First Nations and/or Tribal Councils to develop funding agreements and ensure that recipients comply with terms and conditions. First Nations and/or Tribal Councils are responsible for the planning, design, tendering, and construction of specific major capital projects, and are also responsible for meeting the reporting requirements as set out in their funding agreement.  Funding recipients primarily use Data Collection Instruments (DCIs) and audited financial statements to report on activities, deliverables and/or results of expenditures.


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

Start Date: N/A

End Date: Ongoing

Description: This program activity strengthens the North's communities and people by: devolving to the people of the North province-like responsibilities for land and natural resources; reducing the costs of transporting nutritious perishable foods and other essential items to isolated Northern communities; providing grants to Territorial Governments for hospital and physician services; working with Northern communities to identify the risks and challenges posed by climate change; and advancing interests of Canadians and Northerners through circumpolar forums.

Strategic Outcome(s): The North

Results Achieved: Please refer to Section II

Program Activity: Northern Governance and People
($ millions)
  Actual
Spending
2009–2010
Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Planned
Spending
2011–2012
Total
Authorities
2011–2012
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Variance between
Planned Spending
and Actual Spending
Note: Due to rounding, figures may not add to totals shown
Grants
Grants to the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Government of Nunavut for health care of Indians and Inuit 47.3 48.3 49.2 49.2 49.2 0.0
Grants for the Political Evolution of the Territories, Particularly as it Pertains to Devolution 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.2 1.5 (1.5)
Total Grants 47.3 48.3 49.2 51.5 50.7 (1.5)
Contributions
Contributions to support access to healthy foods in isolated northern communities 0.0 0.0 53.9 60.0 57.5 (3.5)
Contributions for promoting the political, social and scientific development of Canada's three territories 2.5 2.0 0.2 2.9 2.9 (2.7)
Contributions for enhancing the financial management capability and networking facilities of the Government of Nunavut 10.7 5.5 2.5 2.7 2.7 (0.2)
Contribution for promoting the safe use, development, conservation and protection of the North's natural resources 0.0 0.0 1.7 0.5 0.5 1.2
Payments to support Indians, Inuit and Innu for the purpose of supplying public services in capital facilities and maintenance 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 (0.1)
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions 13.2 7.5 58.3 66.2 63.6 (6.8)
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 60.5 55.8 107.6 117.6 114.3 (8.2)

Comment on Variance: The difference between 2011–2012 Planned Spending and 2011–2012 Actual Spending primarily reflects additional funding provided through Supplementary Estimates for the implementation of the Agreement-in-Principle for Northwest Territories land and resources devolution, including activities associated with the negotiation and implementation of a final Devolution Agreement. In addition, funding was reallocated in 2011–2012 to support access to healthy foods in isolated northern communities.

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • Audit of Nutrition North planned for 2013–2014
  • Horizontal Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions planned for 2012–2013

Evaluations Completed or Planned: None

Engagement of applicants and recipients: Significant pro-active engagement with Nutrition North Canada's 33 recipients played a key role in both the successful launch of the program in April 2011 and in its ability to improve access to nutritious food in isolated northern communities.


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

Start Date: N/A

End Date: Ongoing

Description: This program activity supports scientific research and technology in the North. Research and monitoring of long-range contaminants and their impacts on the ecosystem and the traditional/country food chain is carried out through the Northern Contaminants Program. It also supports the work carried out under the International Polar Year initiative including the efforts to facilitate scientific research licensing and approvals as well as the establishment and management of scientific data. The establishment of the Canadian Arctic Research Station will position Canada as an international leader in Arctic science and technology.

Strategic Outcome(s): The North

Results Achieved: Please refer to Section II

Program Activity: Northern Science and Technology
($ millions)
  Actual
Spending
2009–2010
Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Planned
Spending
2011–2012
Total
Authorities
2011–2012
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Variance between
Planned Spending
and Actual Spending
Note: Due to rounding, figures may not add to totals shown
Grants
Grant for the advancement of scientific knowledge of the North 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 0.0
Total Grants 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 0.0
Contributions
Contribution for promoting the safe use, development, conservation and protection of the North's natural resources 43.8 54.1 4.7 5.9 5.8 (1.1)
Contribution for Inuit counseling in the South 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 0.8 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Contributions for promoting the political, social and scientific development of Canada's three territories 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.8
Total Contributions 44.6 55.4 5.6 5.9 5.9 (0.3)
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 45.7 56.5 6.7 7.0 7.0 (0.3)

Comment on Variance: N/A

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • Horizontal Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions planned for 2012–2013

Evaluations Completed or Planned:

  • Evaluation of the Northern Contaminants Program was underway in 2011–2012 (anticipated for completion/approval in September 2012).
  • Evaluation of the International Polar Year was underway in 2011–2012 (anticipated for completion/approval in September 2012).

Engagement of applicants and recipients: To monitor compliance with the terms and conditions of transfer payments, recipients were engaged through continuous dialogue which included regular project updates such as the Northern Contaminants Program's annual Synopsis Report. In addition, recipients of the International Polar Year program (IPY) were engaged with the IPY conference "From Knowledge to Action" through an International Steering Committee and the development of the Indigenous Knowledge Exchange. 


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

Start Date: N/A

End Date: Ongoing

Description: This program activity supports the management, sustainable development and regulatory oversight of the land, water, environment and natural resources of the North. Mineral and petroleum resource development, including offshore projects, are managed and coordinated; environmental management and stewardship is promoted through initiatives like the Protected Areas Strategy, Cumulative Impacts Monitoring Program and the continued development and improvement of the northern regulatory regime; resource management is effected through development of legislation, regulations and related policies as well as collaboration with and support of Northern Boards; contaminated sites are identified and cleaned-up; and northern land and resources are managed for the current and future benefit and prosperity of all Northerners.

Strategic Outcome(s): The North

Results Achieved: Please refer to Section II

Program Activity: Northern Land, Resources and Environmental Management
($ millions)
  Actual
Spending
2009–2010
Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Planned
Spending
2011–2012
Total
Authorities
2011–2012
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Variance between
Planned Spending
and Actual Spending
Note: Due to rounding, figures may not add to totals shown
Grants
Total Grants 0.0 0.0 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 0.0 31.7 0.0 24.9 24.9 (24.9)
Contribution for promoting the safe use, development, conservation and protection of the North's natural resources 33.5 10.1 22.9 13.8 13.8 9.1
Transfer payments to the Government of Yukon for the remediation of the Marwell Tar Pit Site to support the Contaminated Sites Program 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0
Total Contributions 33.5 41.9 23.0 38.9 38.8 (15.8)
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 33.5 41.9 23.0 38.9 38.8 (15.8)

Comment on Variance: The difference between 2011–2012 Planned Spending and 2011–2012 Actual Spending primarily reflects additional funding provided through Supplementary Estimates for the assessment, management and remediation of federal contaminated sites.

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • Audit of Northern Contaminated Sites planned for 2014–2015
  • Audit of Southern and Northern Oil and Gas planned for 2014–2015
  • Horizontal Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions planned for 2012–2013

Evaluations Completed or Planned:

  • Evaluation of the Northern Regulatory Improvement Initiative and of Northern Oil and Gas, Mines and Minerals, Land, Resources and Environmental Management was completed/approved in February, 2012

Engagement of applicants and recipients: Aboriginal groups involved in consultation processes to develop and/or amend resource management legislation in the North were invited and encouraged to submit proposals to access funding that would assist their participation in the consultation processes.

Since devolution of land and resource management responsibilities to the Government of Yukon in 2003, the Department's contaminated sites remediation obligations in Yukon are met through funding agreements with the territorial government. The activities funded under these agreements are based on work plans developed by AANDC and the Government of Yukon. The funding agreements contain project governance and management provisions that define the engagement process between the two levels of government in the implementation of the remediation projects being undertaken.


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

Start Date: N/A

End Date: Ongoing

Description: The Urban Aboriginal Strategy (UAS) responds to the needs of Aboriginal people living in urban centres. This program activity promotes the self-reliance and economic participation of urban Aboriginal people and expands their life choices. Through the UAS, the federal government partners with other governments, community organizations and Aboriginal people to support (financially and through other means) projects that respond to local priorities. The Strategy enhances the federal government's ability to align expenditures, directed toward urban Aboriginal people in key centres, with provincial and municipal programming in a way that both advances federal objectives and responds effectively to local challenges and opportunities.

Strategic Outcome(s): Office of the Federal Interlocutor

Results Achieved: Please refer to Section II

Program Activity: Urban Aboriginal Strategy
($ millions)
  Actual
Spending
2009–2010
Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Planned
Spending
2011–2012
Total
Authorities
2011–2012
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Variance between
Planned Spending
and Actual Spending
Note: Due to rounding, figures may not add to totals shown
Grants
Total Grants 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Contributions
Urban Aboriginal Strategy 12.6 9.9 9.9 10.2 10.2 (0.4)
Total Contributions 12.6 9.9 9.9 10.2 10.2 (0.4)
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 12.6 9.9 9.9 10.2 10.2 (0.4)

Comment on Variance: The difference between 2011–2012 Planned Spending and 2011–2012 Actual Spending primarily reflects reallocations from within the Office of the Federal Interlocutor to address priority issues.

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • Horizontal Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions planned for 2012–2013

Evaluations Completed or Planned:

  • Evaluation of the Urban Aboriginal Strategy completed/approved in June 2011

Engagement of applicants and recipients: In 2011-12, the UAS has engaged local communities, all levels of governments, and UAS steering committees to identify common priorities. As a result, all 13 UAS designated cities, and Montréal and Halifax have developed community strategic plans to guide investments toward the identified local community priorities, which are all aligned with UAS and the Government's priorities.


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

Start Date: N/A

End Date: Ongoing

Description: This program activity is carried out by the Office of the Federal Interlocutor, the Government of Canada's principal point of contact for Métis and non-status Indian (MNSI) organizations, and an advocate within government on their key issues. The main mandate of the Office is to support (financially and through other means) the work of these organizations, and help find practical ways to reduce dependency and improve the self-reliance and social and economic conditions of Métis, non-status Indians and off-reserve Aboriginal people. The Office fulfills this mandate by helping Métis and non-status Indian organizations develop their organizational and professional capacity, so that they can build effective partnerships with federal and provincial governments, and the private sector.

Strategic Outcome(s): Office of the Federal Interlocutor

Results Achieved: Please refer to Section II

Program Activity: Métis and Non-Status Indian Organizational Capacity Development
($ millions)
  Actual
Spending
2009–2010
Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Planned
Spending
2011–2012
Total
Authorities
2011–2012
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Variance between
Planned Spending
and Actual Spending
Note: Due to rounding, figures may not add to totals shown
Grants
Total Grants 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Contributions
Federal Interlocutor's Contribution Program 6.5 7.0 5.5 6.8 6.7 (1.2)
Contributions to support the basic organizational capacity of representative Aboriginal organizations 0.0 0.0 6.6 5.9 5.9 0.7
Office of the Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians – Contributions to support the basic organizational capacity of representative Aboriginal organizations 5.7 5.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions 12.2 12.7 12.1 12.7 12.6 (0.5)
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 12.2 12.7 12.1 12.7 12.6 (0.5)

Comment on Variance: The difference between 2011–2012 Planned Spending and 2011–2012 Actual Spending primarily reflects reallocations from within the Office of the Federal Interlocutor to address priority issues.

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • Horizontal Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions planned for 2012–2013

Evaluations Completed or Planned: None

Engagement of applicants and recipients: The Department, through the Office of the Federal Interlocutor, participated in the National Interdepartmental Pilots for Aboriginal Recipients (NIDPAR) working group as part of the Aboriginal Cluster for Grants and Contributions Reform. This work will help achieve greater efficiency and effectiveness through the flexibility of the new Policy on Transfer Payments by reducing the burden on recipients while increasing accountability.


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

Start Date: N/A

End Date: Ongoing

Description: This program activity is the federal response to the 2003 Supreme Court of Canada's Powley decision. This decision affirmed that Métis people hold section 35 Aboriginal rights under the Canadian Constitution. The program works with non-profit, representative Aboriginal organizations that have substantial Métis memberships to develop objectively verifiable membership systems for Métis members and harvesters in accordance with the Supreme Court's direction.

Strategic Outcome(s): Office of the Federal Interlocutor

Results Achieved: Please refer to Section II

Program Activity: Métis Rights Management
($ millions)
  Actual
Spending
2009–2010
Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Planned
Spending
2011–2012
Total
Authorities
2011–2012
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Variance between
Planned Spending
and Actual Spending
Note: Due to rounding, figures may not add to totals shown
Grants
Total Grants 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Contributions
Federal Interlocutor's Contribution Program 6.6 6.6 8.0 7.3 7.3 0.7
Total Contributions 6.6 6.6 8.0 7.3 7.3 0.7
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 6.6 6.6 8.0 7.3 7.3 0.7

Comment on Variance: The difference between 2011–2012 Planned Spending and 2011–2012 Actual Spending primarily reflects reallocations from within the Office of the Federal Interlocutor to address priority issues.

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • Horizontal Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions planned for 2012–2013

Evaluations Completed or Planned: None

Engagement of applicants and recipients: The Department, through the Office of the Federal Interlocutor, participated in the National Interdepartmental Pilots for Aboriginal Recipients (NIDPAR) working group as part of the Aboriginal Cluster for Grants and Contributions Reform. This work will help achieve greater efficiency and effectiveness through the flexibility of the new Policy on Transfer Payments by reducing the burden on recipients while increasing accountability.