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

Start Date:

N/A

End Date:

Ongoing

Description:

This program 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.

Strategic Outcome(s):

The Government

Results Achieved:

Please refer to Section II

Program: Governance and Institutions of Government
($ millions)
  Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Planned
Spending
2012–2013
Total
Authorities
2012–2013
Actual
Spending
2012–2013
Variance between
Planned Spending
and Actual Spending
Note: Due to rounding, figures may not add to totals shown
Grants
Grant for Band Support Funding 150.9 151.6 231.2 151.6 151.6 79.7
Grant to the Miawpukek Indian Band to support designated programs 9.6 9.8 10.0 10.0 10.0 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 10.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Grants 171.3 162.3 242.0 162.4 162.4 79.7
Contributions
Payments to support Indians, Inuit and Innu for the purpose of supplying public services in Indian government support 196.8 196.7 108.6 198.4 198.4 (89.7)
Contributions to support the building of strong governance, administrative and accountability systems 23.2 25.3 31.7 18.8 18.8 12.9
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 19.4 24.8 15.7 22.1 22.1 (6.4)
Contributions to support the basic organizational capacity of representative Aboriginal organizations 22.3 22.5 11.4 23.6 23.6 (12.2)
Contribution to First Nations Institutions for the purpose of enhancing good governance 10.0 10.1 12.4 10.1 10.1 2.3
Contributions for promoting the political, social and scientific development of Canada's three territories 0.0 0.6 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 0.1 0.1 0.3
Contributions to support the negotiation process for comprehensive, specific, and special claims and self-government initiatives 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions 273.5 280.5 180.3 273.8 273.7 (93.5)
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 444.8 442.8 422.3 436.2 436.1 (13.8)

Comment on Variance:

The difference of $13.8 million between the Planned Spending for the period 2012–2013 and the Actual Spending in 2012–2013 primarily reflects additional resources reallocated during the year for Indian government support activities (including an internal transfer of about $80 million from the grants category to the contributions category), consultation and the basic organizational capacity of Aboriginal organizations.

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • Audit of Capacity Development planned for 2013–2014
  • Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions (recurring audit)

Evaluations Completed or Planned:

For planned evaluations please refer to the AANDC Five-Year Plan for Evaluation and Performance Measurement Strategies 2013–14 to 2017–18.

Engagement of Applicants and Recipients:

Professional & Institutional Development – P&ID Program

The Professional and Institutional Development Program (P&ID) engages recipients through call letters for proposals, community capacity development plans and direct outreach by regional staff to communities. The other Indian Government Support Programs, like the Band Support Funding, Band Employee Benefits, Band Advisory Services, and Tribal Council Funding, require completed application forms to be communicated annually through the Recipient Reporting Guide. Regions monitor progress in various ways, such as with the request of deliverables and discussions with First Nations.

Professional & Institutional Development Directorate – Institutions Unit

The General Assessment process and on-going discussions have engaged recipients to determine the potential for longer-term agreements. To promote good governance in First Nations communities, the Department provides core and project-based funding to four First Nations governance institutions, including three established under the First Nations Fiscal and Statistical Management Act (FSMA), i.e. the First Nations Tax Commission, the First Nations Financial Management Board, and the First Nations Finance Authority, and the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada.

Each of these institutions has been engaged by the Department via the General Assessment. Annual requirements for submission of corporate/business plans and reports vary by institution:

  • The First Nations Tax Commission and the First Nations Financial Management Board are required under the FSMA to submit corporate plans and budgets to the Minister for approval before they receive their funding. These two institutions are also required under the FSMA to submit an annual auditor's report to the Minister.
  • As a condition of its funding, the First Nations Finance Authority submits a corporate plan and funding proposal to the Department before it receives its funding. The FSMA requires the Authority to submit an annual report of its operations to the members of the Authority as well as to the Minister.
  • Lastly, the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada submits a business plan, budget and annual report as a condition of its funding, as well as a number of other reports to the Department provided throughout the year identifying progress against established performance measures.
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Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer Payments for Co-operative Relationships

Start Date:

N/A

End Date:

Ongoing

Description:

This program aims to reconcile the relationship between parties (governments and Aboriginal groups) through mutual respect, trust, understanding, shared responsibilities, accountability and dialogue. This program 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.

Strategic Outcome(s):

The Government

Results Achieved:

Please refer to Section II

Program: Co-operative Relationships
($ millions)
Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Planned
Spending
2012–2013
Total
Authorities
2012–2013
Actual
Spending
2012–2013
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 615.9 308.0 557.2 723.5 556.5 0.7
Grants to support the beneficiaries/organizations for the settlement of specific and special claims 0.0 0.3 1.8 0.2 0.2 1.6
Grant to support Nunavut Sivuniksavut 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Grants 618.4 308.3 559.0 723.7 556.7 2.4
Contributions
Contributions to support the negotiation process for comprehensive, specific, and special claims and self-government initiatives 47.4 44.1 49.3 43.9 43.5 5.9
Contributions to support the building of strong governance, administrative and accountability systems 12.2 11.8 8.2 10.4 10.4 (2.2)
Contributions to First Nations, their organizations, provinces and third parties for Interim Measures and British Columbia Treaty Related Measures 1.8 3.7 9.4 6.3 4.3 5.1
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 0.5 0.1 5.8 1.4 0.8 5.0
Contributions for promoting the political, social and scientific development of Canada's three territories 0.6 0.0 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 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.8
Total Contributions 62.8 59.8 73.5 62.0 59.0 14.6
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 681.2 368.1 632.5 785.6 615.6 16.9

Comment on Variance:

The difference between the 2012–2013 Planned Spending and Actual Spending amounts primarily reflects reduced requirements for: the negotiation process for comprehensive, specific, and special claims and self-government initiatives; treaty-related measures; and, consultation and policy development.

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • Audit of AANDC Support to Specific Claims Process completed November 2012
  • Audit of Management of Negotiation Loans completed April 2013
  • Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions (recurring audit)
  • Audit of Negotiation of Comprehensive Land Claims and Self-Government Agreements planned for 2013–2014
  • Audit of Specific Claims is planned for 2015–2016

Evaluations Completed or Planned:

For planned evaluations please refer to the AANDC Five-Year Plan for Evaluation and Performance Measurement Strategies 2013–14 to 2017–18.

Engagement of Applicants and Recipients:

Not applicable.

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Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer Payments for Treaty Management

Start Date:

N/A

End Date:

Ongoing

Description:

This program 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, participating in land and resource development and management, where applicable, and demonstrating 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 Nation and Inuit communities and ultimately supports them to optimize their participation in the broader Canadian society, thus benefitting all Canadians.

Strategic Outcome(s):

The Government

Results Achieved:

Please refer to Section II

Program: Treaty Management
($ millions)
Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Planned
Spending
2012–2013
Total
Authorities
2012–2013
Actual
Spending
2012–2013
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 129.4 142.0 127.7 124.9 124.9 2.8
Payments to self-governing Aboriginal organizations, pursuant to comprehensive land claim agreements, self-government agreements or treaty legislation 95.5 123.2 124.5 123.2 123.2 1.2
(S) Grants to Aboriginal organizations designated to receive claim settlement payments pursuant to Comprehensive Land Claim Settlement Acts 53.9 77.3 75.6 69.5 69.5 6.1
Payments to Yukon First Nations pursuant to individual self-government agreements 66.0 75.5 74.0 77.4 77.4 (3.4)
Grant for Mi'kmaq Education in Nova Scotia 37.2 42.0 46.9 53.8 53.8 (7.0)
(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 36.7 36.7 18.0 27.3 27.3 (9.4)
Grant to the Westbank First Nation to support the implementation of the Westbank First Nation Self-Government Agreement 4.5 4.6 4.8 4.8 4.8 0.0
Grants to the Sechelt Indian Band pursuant to the Sechelt Self-Government Act 4.5 4.6 4.4 6.7 6.7 (2.3)
Grant to the Maa-nulth First Nations for the acquisition of fisheries licences 0.0 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
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 1.3 0.0
Grant to the Tsawwassen First Nation for the acquisition of commercial crab licences 0.0 1.1 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 0.5 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6
Total Grants 429.5 512.2 477.7 489.0 489.0 (11.2)
Contributions
Contributions to beneficiaries and various implementing bodies for implementing comprehensive land claim agreements 190.6 202.0 197.9 213.6 213.3 (15.4)
Contributions to provincially and/or regionally based Treaty Commissions 2.9 2.7 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.8
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 2.0 1.4 7.2 4.9 4.9 2.2
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
Total Contributions 195.5 206.1 206.2 218.5 218.2 (12.1)
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 625.1 718.3 683.9 707.5 707.2 (23.3)

Comment on Variance:

The difference between the amount of 2012–2013 Planned Spending and 2012–2013 Actual Spending amount primarily reflects incremental funding provided or reallocated through Supplementary Estimates for: construction and renovation of schools for Mi'kmaw Kina'matnewey in Nova Scotia; increased pressures for volume driven development activities, such as public hearings and environmental impact reviews, that are required for public government institutions created under comprehensive land claim agreements; renewal and the implementation of Self-Government Financial Transfer Agreements with Yukon First Nations; and self-government costs of the Nunatsiavut Government.

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • Audit of Implementation of Modern Treaty Obligations planned for 2013–2014
  • Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions (recurring audit)

Evaluations Completed or Planned:

For planned evaluations please refer to the AANDC Five-Year Plan for Evaluation and Performance Measurement Strategies 2013–14 to 2017–18.

Engagement of Applicants and Recipients:

Not applicable.

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Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer Payments for Education

Start Date:

N/A

End Date:

Ongoing

Description:

The Education program 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.

Strategic Outcome(s):

The People

Results Achieved:

Please refer to Section II

Program: Education
($ millions)
Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Planned
Spending
2012–2013
Total
Authorities
2012–2013
Actual
Spending
2012–2013
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 0.7 0.8 1.5 0.9 0.9 0.6
Grants to Indians and Inuit to provide elementary and secondary educational support services 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
Grants to Inuit to support their cultural advancement 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Grants 0.7 0.8 1.7 1.0 1.0 0.7
Contributions
Payments to support Indians, Inuit and Innu for the purpose of supplying public services in education 1,597.3 1,631.6 1,671.1 1,697.0 1,696.7 (25.6)
Contributions to the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation 0.8 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 1,598.1 1,632.4 1,672.0 1,697.8 1,697.6 (25.6)
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 1,598.8 1,633.3 1,673.7 1,698.8 1,698.5 (24.9)

Comment on Variance:

The difference between the Planned Spending for 2012–2013 and the Actual Spending amount for the period 2012–2013 is due in great part 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 for the development of systems and supports to ensure readiness for First Nations education legislation and for First Nations SchoolNet Youth Initiatives.

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • Audit of Elementary and Secondary Education planned for 2013–2014
  • Follow-up Audit of the Education Information System planned for 2014–2015
  • Audit of Post-Secondary Education planned for 2014–2015
  • Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions (recurring audit)

Evaluations Completed or Planned:

Engagement of Applicants and Recipients:

Through Phase 1 of the consultation process, launched in December 2012, First Nations Chiefs, educators, parents, elders, students and other community members and the provinces were consulted on the development of a First Nation Education Act. Consultations will continue throughout the 2013–2014 fiscal year based on a draft of the legislation.

Since 2008, AANDC has worked with First Nations, provinces and territories to develop and advance tripartite education Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs). In 2012–2013, tripartite education MOUs were signed in Quebec and Yukon. These MOUs represent a long-term commitment to collaborate and work together to improve First Nation elementary and secondary school student outcomes.

In 2012–2013, the Department engaged recipients through a national call for proposals for the Education Partnerships Program, the First Nation Student Success Program and the Indian Studies Support Program.

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Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer Payments for Social Development

Start Date:

N/A

End Date:

Ongoing

Description:

This program 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 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.

Strategic Outcome(s):

The People

Results Achieved:

Please refer to Section II

Program: Social Development
($ millions)
Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Planned
Spending
2012–2013
Total
Authorities
2012–2013
Actual
Spending
2012–2013
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 9.1 9.4 10.0 10.1 10.0 (0.0)
Total Grants 9.1 9.4 10.0 10.1 10.0 (0.0)
Contributions
Payments to support Indians, Inuit and Innu for the purpose of supplying public services in social development 1,587.5 1,652.2 1,586.4 1,684.3 1,684.3 (97.9)
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 (0.1)
Contributions for emergency management assistance for activities on reserves 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions 1,587.6 1,652.2 1,586.4 1,684.3 1,684.3 (98.0)
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 1,596.7 1,661.6 1,596.4 1,694.4 1,694.3 (98.0)

Comment on Variance:

The difference between the amount of 2012–2013 Planned Spending and the amount of 2012–2013 Actual Spending is related 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 Family Violence Prevention Program.

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • Audit of the Implementation of the Child and Family Services Enhanced Prevention Focused Approach completed in September 2012.
  • Audit of Income Assistance completed in April 2013
  • Audit of Assisted Living and National Child Benefit Reinvestment planned for 2014–2015
  • Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions (recurring audit)
  • Follow-up Audit of First Nation Child and Family Services planned for 2015–2016
  • Follow-up Audit of Income Assistance planned for 2015–2016

Evaluations Completed or Planned:

Engagement of Applicants and Recipients:

AANDC, in partnership with many regional participants and recipients, developed and updated tools, manuals, guidelines, and templates in order to enhance compliance with program terms and conditions and to reduce the reporting burden. The Department worked with Provincial, Federal and First Nation Government partners to streamline reporting and support community-driven social development activities that contribute to self-determination and individual, family and community wellness.

The Department strives to establish data sharing agreements with provinces and territories where possible, to further simplify reporting and access to data. Agreements are being discussed in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia and are expected to conclude by 2014–2015.

Each year, through its regional offices, AANDC issues a call for proposals for the Disabilities Initiative, National Child Benefit Reinvestment Projects, Family Violence Prevention Projects and Income Assistance Active Measures Projects. Departmental social development project funding supports recipient-driven activities, further enhancing First Nation approaches contributing to individual, family and community well-being.

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

Start Date:

N/A

End Date:

Ongoing

Description:

The Managing Individual Affairs program 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 program 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; ensuring responsibility for management of Indian moneys 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.

Strategic Outcome(s):

The People

Results Achieved:

Please refer to Section II

Program: Managing Individual Affairs
($ millions)
Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Planned
Spending
2012–2013
Total
Authorities
2012–2013
Actual
Spending
2012–2013
Variance between
Planned Spending
and Actual Spending
Note: Due to rounding, figures may not add to totals shown
Grants
(S) Indian Annuities Treaty payments 1.5 1.9 1.4 1.9 1.9 (0.5)
Total Grants 1.5 1.9 1.4 1.9 1.9 (0.5)
Contributions
Contributions to Indian bands for registration administration 5.7 4.9 8.3 5.0 4.8 3.5
Contributions to Indian bands for land and estates management 2.5 2.2 0.7 2.1 2.1 (1.5)
Payments to support Indians, Inuit and Innu for the purpose of supplying public services in economic development 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.5 0.5 (0.5)
Contributions to support the building of strong governance, administrative and accountability systems 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions 8.7 7.5 9.0 7.6 7.4 1.6
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 10.3 9.4 10.4 9.5 9.3 1.0

Comment on Variance:

The difference between 2012–2013 Planned Spending and 2012–2013 Actual Spending reflects reduced requirements for registration administration offset by increased requirements for land and estates management.

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • Audit of the Indian Registry System planned for 2013–2014
  • Audit of Southern Oil and Gas planned for 2013–2014
  • Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions (recurring audit)

Evaluations Completed or Planned:

Engagement of applicants and recipients:

The engagement of applicants and recipients under the land and estates management contribution is carried out at the regional level. Calls for proposals are sent to the regions at the beginning of the fiscal year, upon which regional officials communicate with First Nations to determine their requirements for estates related activities. Through these communications, three proposals were funded in 2012–2013.

Recipient engagement with respect to registration administration is initiated by regional offices based on the number of compensable life events (such as births, deaths, marriages, Band transfers, etc.). Working through the regional offices, these numbers are validated and the appropriate funding amounts allocated to each First Nation is determined and attributed in accordance with the process.

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

Start Date:

N/A

End Date:

Ongoing

Description:

This program 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, AANDC ensures the successful implementation of the court-supervised Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA) by finalizing the Common Experience Payment 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. 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.

Strategic Outcome(s):

The People

Results Achieved:

Please refer to Section II

Program: Residential Schools Resolution
($ millions)
Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Planned
Spending
2012–2013
Total
Authorities
2012–2013
Actual
Spending
2012–2013
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 4.0 5.4 0.0 3.7 3.7 (3.7)
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 2.6 10.0 17.4 11.5 (1.5)
Contributions for Groups of Indian Residential School survivors who wish to resolve their claim as a group under the Independent Assessment Process 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.5 0.5 (0.2)
Total Contributions 4.3 7.9 10.3 21.7 15.7 (5.4)
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 4.3 7.9 10.3 21.7 15.7 (5.4)

Comment on Variance:

The increased amount of Actual Spending for 2012–2013 compared to Planned Spending for the fiscal period primarily reflects the reallocation of funding to provide advocacy and public education with respect to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, as well as the additional funding provided through Supplementary Estimates for commemoration projects that address the Indian Residential Schools experience.

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • Follow-up Audit of the Independent Assessment Process planned for 2014–2015
  • Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions (recurring audit)

Evaluations Completed or Planned:

For planned evaluations please refer to the AANDC Five-Year Plan for Evaluation and Performance Measurement Strategies 2013–14 to 2017–18.

Engagement of Applicants and Recipients:

The Advocacy and Public Information Program (APIP) is a contribution funding program that supports the sharing of information 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 the AANDC website, e-mails and monthly APIP Partners Teleconference Calls informed existing partners of the application deadline. As a result, in 2012–2013, AANDC established transfer payment agreements with 25 partners, totaling $3.7 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 posted the call for proposals for Commemoration on its website, informing applicants of the deadline to apply for funding.

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

Start Date:

N/A

End Date:

Ongoing

Description:

This program aims to build and promote viable Aboriginal businesses and opportunity ready communities. This program 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 Employment and Social Development Canada 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, territories and the private sector. Ultimately, viable Aboriginal businesses and opportunity-ready communities will strengthen the Canadian economy and benefit all Canadians.

Strategic Outcome(s):

The Land and Economy

Results Achieved:

Please refer to Section II

Program: Aboriginal Economic Development
($ millions)
Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Planned
Spending
2012–2013
Total
Authorities
2012–2013
Actual
Spending
2012–2013
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 92.5 92.9 103.5 89.0 89.0 14.5
Contributions under the Aboriginal Business Canada Program 45.2 47.4 44.8 46.4 46.0 (1.2)
Contributions to Support the Aboriginal Economic Development Strategic Partnerships Initiative 5.9 14.1 14.5 15.0 15.0 (0.6)
Contributions to implement the First Nations Land Management Act 9.0 9.7 9.9 14.7 14.7 (4.8)
Contributions to Indian Bands for Land Management Capacity Building 7.2 8.3 11.0 8.4 8.4 2.6
Contributions to Indian bands for land and estates management 6.6 6.0 5.6 6.1 6.1 (0.5)
Contributions to support the building of strong governance, administrative and accountability systems 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.8 0.8 (0.8)
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 0.4 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.7
Total Contributions 167.0 178.9 189.9 180.4 180.0 9.9
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 167.0 178.9 189.9 180.4 180.0 9.9

Comment on Variance:

The difference between 2012–2013 Planned Spending and 2012–2013 Actual Spending primarily reflects reallocations to address pressures in other program activities.

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • Audit of Lands Management (including Lands Registry System) completed April 2013
  • Audit of Southern Oil and Gas planned for 2013–2014
  • Audit of Economic Development Programs planned for 2013–2014
  • Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions (recurring audit)
  • Follow-up Audit of Lands Management (including Lands Registry System) planned for 2015–2016

Evaluations Completed or Planned:

For planned evaluations please refer to the AANDC Five-Year Plan for Evaluation and Performance Measurement Strategies 2013–14 to 2017–18.

Engagement of Applicants and Recipients:

In the process of creating the Program Delivery Partner (PDP) initiative, the Department sent out call letters inviting potential partners to apply. Applications were evaluated and negotiations with successful applicants ultimately created 14 PDP agreements. This initiative begins a new era of partnership between the Department and Aboriginal financial institutions to delivery equity and business support to Aboriginal entrepreneurs and businesses.

As part of on-going program renovation effort, department officials participated in numerous work group meetings led by the National Aboriginal Capital Corporation Association (NACCA) as well as consultative meetings with NACCA management. Department officials also attended the NACCA's General Manager meeting to advocate, inform, and explain program renovation activities.

In support of Aboriginal business participation in both federal and non-federal procurement opportunities, AANDC developed and implemented a communications strategy in 2012–2013 that focused on providing targeted outreach to clients, applicants and recipients through calls for proposals; participation in conferences, trade shows, information sessions and discussion fora; and development of multilateral agreements, strategies and frameworks with other federal departments, provinces, Aboriginal organizations and/or the private sector.

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

Start Date:

N/A

End Date:

Ongoing

Description:

This program 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.

Strategic Outcome(s):

The Land and Economy

Results Achieved:

Please refer to Section II

Program: Federal Administration of Reserve Land
($ millions)
Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Planned
Spending
2012–2013
Total
Authorities
2012–2013
Actual
Spending
2012–2013
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 0.4 1.3 4.9 0.5 0.5 4.4
Total Grants 0.4 1.3 4.9 0.5 0.5 4.4
Contributions
Contributions for emergency management assistance for activities on reserves 42.3 161.3 9.7 56.3 56.3 (46.6)
Contributions to First Nations for the management of contaminated sites 58.2 17.5 18.4 29.9 29.9 (11.5)
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 0.9 0.9 0.0 0.9 0.9 (0.9)
Contributions to implement the First Nations Land Management Act 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.8 0.8 (0.8)
Contributions to Indian bands for land and estates management 0.5 0.2 0.7 1.1 1.1 (0.4)
Payments to support Indians, Inuit and Innu for the purpose of supplying public services in capital facilities and maintenance 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Contributions to Indian Bands for Land Management Capacity Building 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.1 (0.1)
Contributions to support the negotiation process for comprehensive, specific, and special claims and self-government initiatives 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.5 0.5 (0.5)
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 0.3 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 economic development 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions 102.7 180.8 28.9 89.7 89.7 (60.8)
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 103.1 182.0 33.8 90.3 90.2 (56.4)

Comment on Variance:

The difference between Planned Spending for 2012–2013 and Actual Spending in 2012–2013 primarily reflects these changes: additional funding provided through Supplementary Estimates or reallocated internally for on-reserve costs incurred by provincial/ territorial or other emergency management organizations as required under the Emergency Management Assistance Program; funding provided for the assessment, management and remediation of federal contaminated sites; and reduced funding reflecting the deferral of activities associated with the implementation of treaty land entitlement in Saskatchewan.

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • Audit of Environmental and Contaminated Sites Management (South of 60°) completed June 2012
  • Audit of Additions to Reserve completed April 2013
  • Audit of Emergency Management Assistance Program completed April 2013
  • Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions (recurring audit)
  • Audit of Additions to Reserve planned for 2015–2016

Evaluations Completed or Planned:

Engagement of Applicants and Recipients:

Not applicable.

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Name of Transfer Payment Program: Transfer Payments for Community Infrastructure

Start Date:

N/A

End Date:

Ongoing

Description:

This program supports 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 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 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 Nation communities.

Strategic Outcome(s):

The Land and Economy

Results Achieved:

Please refer to Section II

Program: Community Infrastructure
($ millions)
Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Planned
Spending
2012–2013
Total
Authorities
2012–2013
Actual
Spending
2012–2013
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
Total Grants 0.0 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 1,260.2 1,061.0 1,014.7 1,039.9 1,039.0 (24.3)
Contribution for promoting the safe use, development, conservation and protection of the North's natural resources 0.3 0.4 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.3
Payments to support Indians, Inuit and Innu for the purpose of supplying public services in Indian government support 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions 1,261.7 1,061.5 1,015.7 1,040.6 1,039.8 (24.0)
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 1,261.7 1,061.5 1,015.8 1,040.7 1,039.8 (23.9)

Comment on Variance:

The difference between 2012–2013 Planned Spending and 2012–2013 Actual Spending primarily reflects reallocations to address pressures in other programs (notably Education and Social Development) partially offset by incremental funding provided through Supplementary Estimates to support the implementation of the First Nations Water and Wastewater Action Plan and the construction and/or renovation of schools on reserves.

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • Audit of the AANDC and Attawapiskat First Nation Management Control Framework completed September 2012
  • Audit of Water and Wastewater Infrastructure completed April 2013
  • Audit of Lands Management (including Lands Registry System) completed April 2013
  • Audit of On-Reserve Infrastructure planned for 2014–2015
  • Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions (recurring audit)
  • Follow-up Audit of Water and Wastewater planned for 2015–2016
  • Follow-up Audit of Lands Management (including Lands Registry System) planned for 2015–2016

Evaluations Completed or Planned:

Engagement of Applicants and Recipients:

The ecoENERGY for Aboriginal and Northern Communities Program is a proposal-based program that focuses exclusively on Aboriginal and northern communities, with an emphasis on off-grid communities.

Each year, each region submits First Nations Infrastructure Investment Plans, which are aggregated to create a National First Nations Infrastructure Investment Plan.

Major capital projects 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 for a new school or upgrades to a water treatment system, based on available funding and the highest priority, and develops funding agreements with the First Nations communities.

Regional offices then 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.

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

Start Date:

N/A

End Date:

Ongoing

Description:

This program 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.

Strategic Outcome(s):

The North

Results Achieved:

Please refer to Section II

Program: Northern Governance and People
($ millions)
Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Planned
Spending
2012–2013
Total
Authorities
2012–2013
Actual
Spending
2012–2013
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 48.3 49.2 50.2 50.2 50.2 0.0
Grants for the Political Evolution of the Territories, Particularly as it Pertains to Devolution 0.0 1.5 3.4 4.2 3.4 0.0
Total Grants 48.3 50.7 53.7 54.4 53.6 0.0
Contributions
Contributions to support access to healthy foods in isolated northern communities 0.0 57.5 53.9 62.7 62.3 (8.4)
Contributions for promoting the political, social and scientific development of Canada's three territories 2.0 2.9 0.2 1.9 1.9 (1.7)
Contributions for enhancing the financial management capability and networking facilities of the Government of Nunavut 5.5 2.7 1.4 1.4 1.4 0.0
Contribution for promoting the safe use, development, conservation and protection of the North's natural resources 0.0 0.5 4.0 2.1 2.1 1.8
Payments to support Indians, Inuit and Innu for the purpose of supplying public services in capital facilities and maintenance 0.0 0.1 1.3 1.2 1.2 0.0
Total Contributions 7.5 63.6 60.7 69.3 68.9 (8.2)
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 55.8 114.3 114.3 123.7 122.5 (8.2)

Comment on Variance:

The increase in Actual Spending in 2012–2013 compared to the amount of Planned Spending for 2012–2013 primarily reflects additional funding provided through Supplementary Estimates or reallocated internally to support the operation of the Nutrition North Canada program.

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • Audit of Nutrition North Canada planned for 2013–2014
  • Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions (recurring audit)

Evaluations Completed or Planned:

For planned evaluations please refer to the AANDC Five-Year Plan for Evaluation and Performance Measurement Strategies 2013–14 to 2017–18.

Engagement of Applicants and Recipients:

In 2012–2013, the Department initiated the process to fulfill its obligation to complete Section 35 Crown Consultations. Aboriginal groups and First Nation communities in the Northwest Territories along with trans-boundary groups were consulted to ensure Aboriginal and Treaty rights where not adversely affected by the devolution of land and resource responsibilities to the Government of the Northwest Territories. The Department also provided funding to the Government of the Northwest Territories and Aboriginal groups participating in the process to undertake one time transitional activities set out in the devolution Agreement in Principle.

Proactive engagement with the Government of Nunavut and the Government of the Northwest Territories was undertaken in order to finalize the annual grant agreement with each of these territorial governments for reimbursement of a portion of the costs they incur to provide hospital and physician services to Indian and Inuit residents of their respective territory.

Involvement with Nutrition North Canada's (NNC) recipients (registered food suppliers and retailers) is on-going. This continuing engagement is strengthening the program's ability to improve access to nutritious food in isolated northern communities. In addition, NNC is cooperating with registered retailers as part of a major study of northern retailing conducted by the consulting firm eNRG and the University of Manitoba, which will inform further policy making.

Through a call for proposal process and funding agreements with territorial governments, AANDC works collaboratively with other government departments, Aboriginal organizations and communities to promote the Climate Change Adaptation program and build capacity within communities to carry out vulnerability assessments and adaptation planning exercises.

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

Start Date:

N/A

End Date:

Ongoing

Description:

This program 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 is: researching and monitoring contaminants and their impacts on the ecosystem as carried out through the Northern Contaminants Program; supporting initiatives including the creation, management and dissemination of scientific data and results that contribute to informed public policy making; and 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.

Strategic Outcome(s):

The North

Results Achieved:

Please refer to Section II

Program: Northern Science and Technology
($ millions)
Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Planned
Spending
2012–2013
Total
Authorities
2012–2013
Actual
Spending
2012–2013
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 54.1 5.8 4.7 3.2 3.1 1.6
Contribution for Inuit counseling in the South 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions 55.4 5.9 4.8 3.2 3.2 1.6
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 56.5 7.0 5.9 4.3 4.3 1.6

Comment on Variance:

The difference between 2012–2013 Planned Spending and 2012–2013 Actual Spending primarily reflects reduced requirements for the Northern Contaminants Program in this fiscal period.

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • Audit of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) planned for 2013–2014
  • Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions (recurring audit)

Evaluations Completed or Planned:

Engagement of Applicants and Recipients:

Potential recipients of the Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) are engaged through the annual call for proposals. During the fiscal year, continuous dialogue with recipients included mid-year and final project reports, participation at the NCP annual results workshop and the integration of final project results into the NCP annual Synopsis Report.

The Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) project team has been developing the science and technology program as well as the infrastructure requirements for the Station. In 2012–2013, two projects to support the design of the research station were undertaken by recipients with specific expertise in the areas of green building and alternative energy, and in data management. Both areas have implications for the design and construction of CHARS.

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

Start Date:

N/A

End Date:

Ongoing

Description:

This program 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 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.

Strategic Outcome(s):

The North

Results Achieved:

Please refer to Section II

Program: Northern Land, Resources and Environmental Management
($ millions)
Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Planned
Spending
2012–2013
Total
Authorities
2012–2013
Actual
Spending
2012–2013
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 31.7 24.9 30.6 34.8 34.8 (4.2)
Contribution for promoting the safe use, development, conservation and protection of the North's natural resources 10.1 13.8 20.4 14.6 14.2 6.3
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 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0
Total Contributions 41.9 38.8 51.1 49.5 49.1 2.1
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 41.9 38.8 51.1 49.5 49.1 2.1

Comment on Variance:

The difference between 2012–2013 Planned Spending and 2012–2013 Actual Spending reflects reduced requirements for water, land management and environmental management.

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • Value For Money Audit of the Giant Mine Remediation Project completed September 2012
  • Audit of Northern Contaminated Sites planned for 2014–2015
  • Audit of Northern Oil and Gas planned for 2014–2015
  • Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions (recurring audit)

Evaluations Completed or Planned:

For planned evaluations please refer to the AANDC Five-Year Plan for Evaluation and Performance Measurement Strategies 2013–14 to 2017–18.

Engagement of Applicants and Recipients:

Aboriginal groups involved in consultation processes to develop and/or amend resource management legislation in the North are invited and encouraged to submit proposals to access funding that would assist their participation in these consultations.

Aboriginal organizations and other recipients of Beaufort Regional Environmental Assessment (BREA) funds are active participants in the various committees and working groups that govern BREA. Inuvialuit organizations and communities are consulted and involved in BREA activities. Recipients provide annual progress reports on their contributions to BREA that are then presented in a publically available BREA progress report.

The Northern Contaminated Sites Program actively engages, via community meetings, with Aboriginal and northern communities to ensure community perspectives are brought to bear in planning remediation activities for contaminated and abandoned mines and military sites. Funding is also provided annually to the Government of Yukon to ensure human health and safety is protected at abandoned mines including Faro, Clinton Creek and Mount Nansen. In addition, funding is transferred to the Government of Yukon for the assessment and remediation of the Marwell Tar Pit.

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

Start Date:

N/A

End Date:

Ongoing

Description:

This program 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.

Strategic Outcome(s):

Office of the Federal Interlocutor

Results Achieved:

Please refer to Section II

Program: Urban Aboriginal Strategy
($ millions)
Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Planned
Spending
2012–2013
Total
Authorities
2012–2013
Actual
Spending
2012–2013
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 9.9 10.2 0.0 48.0 47.9 (47.9)
Total Contributions 9.9 10.2 0.0 48.0 47.9 (47.9)
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 9.9 10.2 0.0 48.0 47.9 (47.9)

Comment on Variance:

The 2012–2013 Actual Spending primarily reflects the transfer of funding from Canadian Heritage (pursuant to s. 31.1 of the Financial Administration Act and order in council P.C. 2012-0286 effective April 1, 2012). In addition, funding was provided through Supplementary Estimates for the program to reduce the barriers to urban Aboriginal peoples' participation in the economy.

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions (recurring audit)

Evaluations Completed or Planned:

For planned evaluations please refer to the AANDC Five-Year Plan for Evaluation and Performance Measurement Strategies 2013–14 to 2017–18.

Engagement of Applicants and Recipients:

In 2012–2013, local communities, all levels of government, and Urban Aboriginal Strategy (UAS) steering committees participated to identify common priorities. As a result, all 13 UAS designated cities, as well as Montreal and Halifax, have developed community strategic plans to focus investments toward the local community priorities that were identified, which are all aligned with both UAS and government priorities.

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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 aims to enhance the capacity, legitimacy, stability and democratic accountability of Métis and Non-Status Indian organizations (MNSI) 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.

Strategic Outcome(s):

Office of the Federal Interlocutor

Results Achieved:

Please refer to Section II

Program: Métis and Non-Status Indian Organizational Capacity Development
($ millions)
Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Planned
Spending
2012–2013
Total
Authorities
2012–2013
Actual
Spending
2012–2013
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 7.0 6.7 5.5 6.7 6.5 (1.0)
Contributions to support the basic organizational capacity of representative Aboriginal organizations 0.0 5.9 6.6 5.8 5.8 0.8
Office of the Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians – Contributions to support the basic organizational capacity of representative Aboriginal organizations 5.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Contributions 12.7 12.6 12.1 12.5 12.3 (0.3)
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 12.7 12.6 12.1 12.5 12.3 (0.3)

Comment on Variance:

The difference between 2012–2013 Planned Spending and 2012–2013 Actual Spending reflects reallocations within the Office of the Federal Interlocutor to address priority issues.

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • Follow-up Audit of Capacity Development planned for 2013–2014
  • Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions (recurring audit)

Evaluations Completed or Planned:

For planned evaluations please refer to the AANDC Five-Year Plan for Evaluation and Performance Measurement Strategies 2013–14 to 2017–18.

Engagement of Applicants and Recipients:

Funding is provided to any non-profit organization Métis, Non-Status Indian, or other off-reserve Aboriginal organization or institution as well as other non-Aboriginal organizations or institutions, including professional research organizations, which are: participating in bilateral or tripartite processes with the Office of the Federal Interlocutor; or completing projects for, or delivering initiatives consistent with the objectives pursued by the Office of the Federal Interlocutor at the national, provincial, regional or urban level for the benefit of Métis, Non-Status Indian people or off-reserve Aboriginal people; and which meet further criteria established by the Office of the Federal Interlocutor for the various categories of funding related to the Federal Interlocutor's objectives.

Eligible organizations are invited and encouraged to submit proposals to access funding that would assist their project objective. The Office of the Federal Interlocutor–Métis and Non-Status Indian (OFI/MNSI) Relations is proposal driven, and they are accepted throughout the fiscal year. Métis and Non-Status Indian Relations negotiators monitor compliance and maintain dialogue with these organizations on a regular basis. All OFI/MNSI Relations funding is subject to the terms and conditions of the funding arrangements.

Recipients have been engaged through on-going communications with OFI/MNSI Relations to achieve greater efficiency and effectiveness with respect to funding agreements.

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

Start Date:

N/A

End Date:

Ongoing

Description:

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 Constitution Act, 1982. 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. 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.

Strategic Outcome(s):

Office of the Federal Interlocutor

Results Achieved:

Please refer to Section II

Program: Métis Rights Management
($ millions)
Actual
Spending
2010–2011
Actual
Spending
2011–2012
Planned
Spending
2012–2013
Total
Authorities
2012–2013
Actual
Spending
2012–2013
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 7.3 8.0 6.8 6.8 1.2
Total Contributions 6.6 7.3 8.0 6.8 6.8 1.2
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 6.6 7.3 8.0 6.8 6.8 1.2

Comment on Variance:

The difference between 2012–2013 Planned Spending and 2012–2013 Actual Spending reflects reallocations within the Office of the Federal Interlocutor to address priority issues.

Audits Completed or Planned:

  • Audit of the Management Control Framework for Grants and Contributions (recurring audit)

Evaluations Completed or Planned:

For planned evaluations please refer to the AANDC Five-Year Plan for Evaluation and Performance Measurement Strategies 2013–14 to 2017–18.

Engagement of Applicants and Recipients:

Project-based funding is provided to assist organizations with substantial Métis memberships to identify Métis harvesters and members, on a priority basis, through the development of objectively verifiable membership systems, based upon the criteria for Métis as set out in the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in R. v. Powley, which is: the establishment of objective and verifiable Métis member and harvester identification systems; development of common standards and practices across organizations; and, the enhancement of governance systems, mechanisms and accountability.

Eligible organizations are invited and encouraged to submit proposals to access funding that would assist their project objective based on the criteria above. The OFI/MSNI Relations is proposal driven, and proposals are accepted throughout the fiscal year. Métis and Non-Status Indian Relations negotiators monitor compliance and maintain dialogue with these organizations on a regular basis. All OFI/MNSI Relations funding is subject to terms and conditions of the funding arrangements.

Recipients have been engaged through on-going relationships and discussions with OFI/MNSI Relations to determine and achieve greater efficiency and effectiveness with respect to funding agreements.

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