Between 2004 and 2007, AANDC funded approximately $1.5M towards the full cost of tuition of the Band's agreement with the School District No. 74. At the end of 2007, approximately $800,000 of the dedicated funds had not been paid to the School District. This allegation was confirmed.
By February 2010, the balance owing to the School District No. 74 had been paid by the Band.
School Districts are now paid directly by AANDC.
We observe education funds being paid to a student who was not registered with an educational institution for a period of time where support payments were made.
From 2008 to 2010, $119,303 was charged to AANDC-funded programs for expenses that do not qualify under AANDC funding agreement (education and extra-curricular activities, such as gym memberships, hockey tickets, sporting equipment, sports sponsorship, travel to sporting events, clothing, jewelry). The recipients (a total of 125) include individuals and organizations.
In addition, approximately $164,000 was charged to other programs not funded by AANDC for similar expenses.