Details of Transfer Payment Programs

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Transfer Payments for Governance and Institutions of Government

Start date/End date: Ongoing

Strategic Outcome: Support good governance, rights and interests of Aboriginal peoples

Link to Department's Program Alignment Architecture: Program 1.1: Governance and Institutions of Government

Description: This Program provides support to First Nation governments, as well as Aboriginal governance institutions and organizations through core and targeted programming. The intent of this support is to facilitate capacity development in the Aboriginal public service, the elected leadership, and entities that administer aggregate services on behalf of or to First Nation governments and their communities. Transparent and accountable First Nation governments attract investment, create opportunities, and effectively support their citizens. Transparent and accountable institutions and organizations strengthen the fabric of Aboriginal governments across Canada, assist Aboriginal communities and their governments in attracting investment, and support Aboriginal participation in the Canadian economy. Ultimately, good governance practices are essential for active Aboriginal participation in Canadian society and the economy.

Expected results: Transparent and accountable First Nation governments and institutions

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: The last evaluation completed under the Governance and Institutions of Government program was for the implementation of the First Nations Fiscal and Statistical Management Act in 2011–2012.

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: An evaluation of Matrimonial Real Property, a component of the Governance and Institutions of Government program, is planned for 2016–2017.

General targeted recipient groups:

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Recipients are engaged through the General Assessment process, and, where appropriate, discussions on potential for longer-term agreements are ongoing.

Transfer Payment Program Forecast
Spending
2014-2015 ($)
Planned
Spending
2015-2016 ($)
Planned
Spending
2016-2017 ($)
Planned
Spending
2017-2018 ($)
Grants
Grant for Band Support Funding 155,168,601 230,370,291 229,775,848 229,982,921
Grant to the Miawpukek Indian Band to support designated programs 10,424,808 10,633,304 10,845,970 11,062,889
Grant to the First Nations Finance Authority pursuant to the First Nations Fiscal and Statistical Management Act 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000
Grants to British Columbia Indian bands in lieu of a per capita annuity 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000
Total Grants 166,393,409 241,803,595 241,421,818 241,845,810
Contributions
Contributions to supply public services in Indian Government Support and to build strong governance, administrative and accountability systems 212,400,111 108,907,991 108,803,401 108,838,540
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 1,019,420 0 0 0
Contributions to promote social and political development in the North 638,415 0 0 0
Total Contributions 214,057,946 108,907,991 108,803,401 108,838,540
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0 0 0 0
Total Transfer Payments 380,451,355 350,711,586 350,225,219 350,684,350

Transfer Payments for Transfer Payments for Aboriginal Rights and Interests

Start date/End date: Ongoing

Strategic Outcome: Support good governance, rights and interests of Aboriginal peoples

Link to Department's Program Alignment Architecture: Program 1.2: Aboriginal Rights and Interests

Description: This Program seeks to strengthen collaboration between governments and Aboriginal groups through mutual respect, trust, understanding, shared responsibilities, accountability, dialogue and negotiation concerning the rights and interests of Aboriginal peoples. Partnerships will be established helping to contribute to the strengthening of the social, economic and cultural well-being of Aboriginal communities which conditions support more active participation in Canadian society. The Program also addresses constitutional and historic obligations and public policy by: negotiating agreements that achieve clarity with respect to law-making authority and the ownership, use and control of lands and resources; addressing specific claims; dealing with special claims; developing multi-partner processes in areas identified by Aboriginal groups and the federal government; and supporting effective and meaningful consultation with Aboriginal groups and their representation in federal policy and program development.

Expected results: Strengthened collaboration between governments and Aboriginal groups

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: The Aboriginal Rights and Interests program's last evaluation, Engagement and Policy Development, was completed in 2013–2014.

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: Evaluations for Surveys on Aboriginal peoples and Inuit Counselling in the South are to be completed in the 2015–2016 fiscal year.

General targeted recipient groups:

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Recipients will be engaged through the General Assessment process, in the review and approval of funding proposals, as well as in ongoing discussions to determine the potential for longer-term agreements. In the case of the British Columbia treaty process, Canada engages with the British Columbia Treaty Commission, which in turn allocates negotiation support funding to First Nations in the treaty process.

Transfer Payment Program Forecast
Spending
2014-2015 ($)
Planned
Spending
2015-2016 ($)
Planned
Spending
2016-2017 ($)
Planned
Spending
2017-2018 ($)
Grants
Grants to First Nations to settle specific and special claims negotiated by Canada and/or awarded by the Specific Claims Tribunal 700,000,000 701,792,860 746,711,848 250,000,000
Total Grants 700,000,000 701,792,860 746,711,848 250,000,000
Contributions
Contributions to support the negotiation and implementation of Treaties, Claims and self-government agreements or initiatives 48,959,461 46,279,379 20,178,679 20,178,679
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 15,065,663 21,199,640 19,014,751 19,014,751
Contributions to support the basic organizational capacity of representative Aboriginal organizations 21,993,845 10,940,796 10,940,796 10,940,796
Contributions to supply public services in Indian Government Support and to build strong governance, administrative and accountability systems 18,510,287 9,736,385 9,734,799 9,733,181
Federal Interlocutor's Contribution Program 10,389,510 3,943,588 3,943,588 3,943,588
Contributions to promote social and political development in the North 0 1,050,000 1,050,000 1,050,000
Contributions for promoting the safe use, development, conservation and protection of the North's natural resources, and promoting scientific development 0 72,083 72,083 72,083
Contribution for Inuit counselling in the South 0 72,083 72,083 72,083
Total Contributions 114,918,766 93,293,954 65,006,779 65,005,161
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0 0 0 0
Total Transfer Payments 814,918,766 795,086,814 811,718,627 315,005,161

Transfer Payments for Management and Implementation of Agreements and Treaties

Start date/End date: Ongoing

Strategic Outcome: Support good governance, rights and interests of Aboriginal peoples

Link to Department's Program Alignment Architecture: Program 1.3: Management and Implementation of Agreements and Treaties

Description: This Program aims to create and maintain ongoing partnerships to support both pre- and post-1975 treaties to fulfill Canada's legal obligations while considering Aboriginal rights and interests. This program supports Aboriginal communities in articulating their interests, participating in economic activities, and managing and developing land and resources, where applicable. It also helps to demonstrate the importance of treaties and related partnerships between the Crown and Aboriginal peoples. This is achieved by honouring Canada's obligations as set out in final settlement agreements, and by improving collaboration between Canada and Aboriginal peoples, and between Canada and pre- and post-1975 Treaty Aboriginal groups. Creating and maintaining partnerships that honour pre- and post-1975 treaties contributes to strengthened, healthy, self-reliant and sustainable Aboriginal communities while promoting delivery of programs and services vital to the health and advancement of Aboriginal citizens.

Expected results: Creation and maintenance of ongoing partnerships to support treaty structures

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: The last evaluation to be completed under the Management and Implementation of Agreements and Treaties program was the November 2013 evaluation of the Impacts of Comprehensive Land Claims and Self-Government Agreements.

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: An evaluation of Treaty Commissions, a component of the Governance and Institutions of Government program, is to be completed in the 2015–2016 fiscal year.

General targeted recipient groups:

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Recipients will be engaged through the General Assessment process, in the review and approval of funding proposals, as well as in ongoing discussions to determine the potential for longer-term agreements. Additionally, funding is provided per the obligations outlined in land claims and self-government agreements.

Transfer Payment Program Forecast
Spending
2014-2015 ($)
Planned
Spending
2015-2016 ($)
Planned
Spending
2016-2017 ($)
Planned
Spending
2017-2018 ($)
Grants
Grants to implement comprehensive land claims and self-government agreements 418,307,241 444,682,118 463,401,152 454,339,097
(S) Grants to Aboriginal organizations designated to receive claim settlement payments pursuant to Comprehensive Land Claim Settlement Acts 75,610,927 54,588,925 77,064,652 52,943,492
(S) Indian Annuities Treaty payments 2,246,108 1,400,000 1,400,000 1,400,000
Grants to Participating First Nations and the First Nations Education Authority Pursuant to the First Nations Jurisdiction over Education in British Columbia Act 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000
(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 8,994,000 0 0 0
Total Grants 505,758,276 501,271,043 542,465,804 509,282,589
Contributions
Contributions to support the negotiation and implementation of Treaties, Claims and self-government agreements or initiatives 223,179,166 223,823,102 226,720,530 223,200,923
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 3,539,780 3,517,929 3,517,929 3,517,929
Contributions to support First Nations Elementary and Secondary Educational Advancement 0 319,000 319,000 319,000
Total Contributions 226,718,946 227,660,031 230,557,459 227,037,852
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0 0 0 0
Total Transfer Payments 732,477,222 728,931,074 773,023,263 736,320,441

Transfer Payments for Education

Start date/End date: Ongoing

Strategic Outcome: Individual, family and community well-being for First Nations and Inuit

Link to Department's Program Alignment Architecture: Program 2.1: Education

Description: This Program supports First Nation and Inuit students in achieving educational outcomes comparable to those of other Canadians. Education is generally a provincial/territorial responsibility but, as a matter of policy, AANDC funds elementary and secondary education for First Nation students ordinarily resident on reserve. The Education Program also provides financial support for post-secondary education to eligible First Nation and Inuit students. The overarching goal of AANDC's Education programming is to provide eligible First Nation and Inuit students with quality education and ultimately, the opportunity to acquire the skills needed to enter the labour market and be full participants in a strong Canadian economy.

Expected results: First Nations and Inuit students enabled through funding to achieve levels of education comparable to other Canadians.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: The Elementary and Secondary and the Post-Secondary Education programs were last evaluated in 2012–2013.

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: The next evaluations for the Elementary and Secondary and Post-Secondary Education programs are to be completed in 2017–2018.

General targeted recipient groups: First Nations and Inuit

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: In 2015–2016 AANDC will continue to implement and deploy the Education Information System (EIS), which will house all reported education-related information to improve results-based program management and facilitate the tracking of education outcomes. The system is accessible by AANDC employees and recipients. Users can be trained on-line.

In 2015–2016, other proposal-based programs administered by AANDC, including First Nation and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy, Cultural Education Centres Program, New Paths for Education, Special Education Program, Post-Secondary Partnerships Program and Indian Studies Support Program will also operate within structures that maintain ongoing engagement through proposal applications, funding and reporting processes with ongoing communication and feedback cycles.

Transfer Payment Program Forecast
Spending
2014-2015 ($)
Planned
Spending
2015-2016 ($)
Planned
Spending
2016-2017 ($)
Planned
Spending
2017-2018 ($)
Grants
Grants to support First Nations and Inuit Post-Secondary Educational Advancement 1,066,739 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000
Grants to support First Nations Elementary and Secondary Educational Advancement 8,007 150,000 150,000 150,000
Grants to increase First Nations and Inuit Youth Participation in Education and Labour Market Opportunities 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000
Total Grants 1,119,746 1,695,000 1,695,000 1,695,000
Contributions
Contributions to support First Nations Elementary and Secondary Educational Advancement 1,372,668,354 1,371,211,321 1,395,425,670 1,422,950,898
Contributions to support First Nations and Inuit Post-Secondary Educational Advancement 336,509,842 342,885,217 349,306,107 356,174,464
Contributions to increase First Nations and Inuit Youth Participation in Education and Labour Market Opportunities 48,162,966 36,376,000 36,376,000 36,376,000
Total Contributions 1,757,341,162 1,750,472,538 1,781,107,777 1,815,501,362
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0 0 0 0
Total Transfer Payments 1,758,460,908 1,752,167,538 1,782,802,777 1,817,196,362

Transfer Payments for Social Development

Start date/End date: Ongoing

Strategic Outcome: Individual, family and community well-being for First Nations and Inuit

Link to Department's Program Alignment Architecture: Program 2.2: Social Development

Description: This Program funds five social programs (Income Assistance, Assisted Living, National Child Benefit, Child and Family Services, and Family Violence Prevention) that 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. The Program assists First Nation men, women and children to achieve greater independence and self-sufficiency in First Nation communities across Canada by providing funds to First Nations, First Nation organizations, provinces and others that provide individual and family services to on-reserve residents (and Yukon First Nation residents). These services help First Nation communities meet basic and special needs, support employability and an attachment to the workforce, and support the safety of individuals and families. Through these five social programs, First Nations are better able to advance their own development, leverage opportunities and actively contribute to the broader Canadian economy and society.

Expected results: First Nations men, women and children are active participants in social development within their communities.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: The last evaluation to be completed under the Social Development program was the November 2013 evaluation of the Enhanced Prevention Focused Approach for the First Nations Child and Family Services Program in Quebec and Prince Edward Island.

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: Evaluations for Income Assistance, National Child Benefit Reinvestment, Assisted Living and Family Violence Prevention are planned for 2016–2017.

General targeted recipient groups:

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients:

Transfer Payment Program Forecast
Spending
2014-2015 ($)
Planned
Spending
2015-2016 ($)
Planned
Spending
2016-2017 ($)
Planned
Spending
2017-2018 ($)
Grants
Grants to provide income support to on-reserve residents (renamed for 2015-16 and future years; previously entitled "Grants to provide income support to indigent on-reserve residents") 9,449,303 10,000,000 10,000,000 10,000,000
Total Grants 9,449,303 10,000,000 10,000,000 10,000,000
Contributions
Contributions to provide income support to on-reserve residents (renamed for 2015-16 and future years; previously entitled "Contributions to provide income support to indigent on-reserve residents") 1,007,330,100 1,014,725,872 1,044,626,082 1,041,979,504
Contributions to provide women, children and families ordinarily resident on-reserve with Protection and Prevention Services 668,402,143 672,053,368 682,191,372 693,105,315
Contributions to provide programming for low income reserve residents with children under the National Child Benefit Reinvestment InitiativeFootnote 1 37,869,405 n/a n/a n/a
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 43,575 250,000 250,000 250,000
Total Contributions 1,713,645,223 1,687,029,240 1,727,067,454 1,735,334,819
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0 0 0 0
Total Transfer Payments 1,723,094,526 1,697,029,240 1,737,067,454 1,745,334,819

Transfer Payments for First Nations Individual Affairs

Start date/End date: Ongoing

Strategic Outcome: Individual, family and community well-being for First Nations and Inuit

Link to Department's Program Alignment Architecture: Program 2.3: First Nations Individual Affairs

Description: This Program contributes to ensuring federal stewardship of the legislative and administrative responsibilities of the federal government pertaining to registration, membership, status cards and estates. Results are achieved through direct client services and partnerships with First Nations to determine eligibility for registration under the Indian Act; issuing proof of registration documents, such as the Secure Certificate of Indian Status; and administering estates under the Indian Act. Through client-centric service delivery, the sound administration of individual affairs contributes to the well-being of First Nation individuals, families and communities.

Expected results: Registered Indians access programs, services and benefits to which they are entitled; Estates of deceased First Nations individuals are resolved in accordance with a will or the Indian Act.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: An evaluation for Indian Moneys, Estates and Treaty Annuities, all of which were components of the First Nations Individual Affairs program, was completed in 2013–2014.

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: An evaluation of the Registration and Membership component of First Nations Individual Affairs Program is planned for 2015–2016.

General targeted recipient groups: Aboriginal peoples

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Estate management is a mandatory statutory requirement pursuant to the Indian Act. In support of this statutory requirement, Grants and Contributions (Gs & Cs) will be made available to First Nations to encourage capacity building (wills-writing workshops). A call for proposals provides access to Gs & Cs.

Transfer Payment Program Forecast
Spending
2014-2015 ($)
Planned
Spending
2015-2016 ($)
Planned
Spending
2016-2017 ($)
Planned
Spending
2017-2018 ($)
Grants
(S) Indian Annuities Treaty payments 5,393 0 0 0
Total Grants 5,393 0 0 0
Contributions
Contributions to Indian bands for registration administration 8,352,396 7,982,403 7,973,897 7,977,108
Contributions to supply public services in Indian Government Support and to build strong governance, administrative and accountability systems 541,721 209,039 209,039 209,039
Contributions to support Land Management and Economic Development 1,302,947 0 0 0
Total Contributions 10,197,064 8,191,442 8,182,936 8,186,147
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0 0 0 0
Total Transfer Payments 10,202,457 8,191,442 8,182,936 8,186,147

Transfer Payments for Aboriginal Entrepreneurship

Start date/End date: Ongoing

Strategic Outcome: Full participation of First Nations, Métis, Non-Status Indians and Inuit individuals and communities in the economy

Link to Department's Program Alignment Architecture: Program 3.1: Aboriginal Entrepreneurship

Description: Supporting Aboriginal entrepreneurship leads to greater participation in the economy and improved economic prosperity for Aboriginal Canadians. This Program is guided by the Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development and its vision of strengthening Aboriginal entrepreneurship. The sub-programs within this Program work together to support the creation and growth of viable Aboriginal businesses by providing access to business capital, support services and business opportunities. In playing this key support role, the Program expects to influence longer-term Aboriginal business viability, leading to improved economic prosperity for Aboriginal Canadians.

Expected results: Creation and/or expansion of viable Aboriginal business

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: An evaluation of the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business was completed in 2014–2015.

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: An evaluation for Aboriginal Entrepreneurship is underway 2014–2016.

General targeted recipient groups: The Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Program is intended to impact Aboriginal individuals, or an association, partnership, cooperative, for-profit or non-profit body corporate, and legal trustee or other legal entity that is majority-owned and controlled by Aboriginal peoples (but does not include an entity having as its main object the furtherance of a charitable or religious purpose); Aboriginally-owned and controlled business development organizations or associations; Canadian-owned and controlled banks, credit unions and trust companies that are authorized to make commercial loans and are provincially or federally regulated; a provincial or federal crown corporation with an objective to support Aboriginal business development; other recipients for projects having a significant impact on Aboriginal Business Development (provided a positive recommendation is made through the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board); First Nation or Inuit communities; municipal governments; labour organizations, universities and colleges, other learning institutions such as sector councils and sector associations that can effect industry-specific learning opportunities; and private corporations.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Through stakeholder engagement, AANDC will:

Transfer Payment Program Forecast
Spending
2014-2015 ($)
Planned
Spending
2015-2016 ($)
Planned
Spending
2016-2017 ($)
Planned
Spending
2017-2018 ($)
Grants
Total Grants 0 0 0 0
Contributions
Contributions to support Land Management and Economic Development 38,000,025 36,450,000 36,450,000 36,450,000
Total Contributions 38,000,025 36,450,000 36,450,000 36,450,000
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0 0 0 0
Total Transfer Payments 38,000,025 36,450,000 36,450,000 36,450,000

Transfer Payments for Community Economic Development

Start date/End date: Ongoing

Strategic Outcome: Full participation of First Nations, Métis, Non-Status Indians and Inuit individuals and communities in the economy

Link to Department's Program Alignment Architecture: Program 3.2: Community Economic Development

Description: Supporting community development leads to greater participation in the economy and improved economic prosperity for Aboriginal Canadians. This Program is guided by the Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development and its vision of Enhancing the Value of Aboriginal Assets, and supports activities that promote conditions for economic development. In playing this key support role, Community Economic Development programming expects to promote greater self-reliance and participation in the mainstream economy, and community well-being.

Expected results: Enhanced conditions for First Nation and Inuit communities to pursue greater independence/self-sufficiency and sustainable economic development are in place; First Nation land is available for economic development through permits and leasing.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: The Inuit Art Foundation was evaluated in 2011–2012.

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: An evaluation for the Investment in Economic Opportunities component of Community Development is planned for 2018-2019.

General targeted recipient groups:

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients:

Through Working Groups:

Through Stakeholder Engagement:

Through Calls for proposals:

Transfer Payment Program Forecast
Spending
2014-2015 ($)
Planned
Spending
2015-2016 ($)
Planned
Spending
2016-2017 ($)
Planned
Spending
2017-2018 ($)
Grants
Grants to First Nations to settle specific and special claims negotiated by Canada and/or awarded by the Specific Claims Tribunal 2,000,000 4,500,000 2,000,000 2,000,000
Total Grants 2,000,000 4,500,000 2,000,000 2,000,000
Contributions
Contributions to support Land Management and Economic Development 139,725,080 135,609,931 141,297,123 141,008,634
Contributions to First Nations for the management of contaminated sites 27,853,907 10,833,108 3,069,108 3,069,108
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 1,075,000 1,283,000 658,000 658,000
Total Contributions 168,653,987 147,726,039 145,024,231 144,735,742
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0 0 0 0
Total Transfer Payments 170,653,987 152,226,039 147,024,231 146,735,742

Transfer Payments for Strategic Partnerships

Start date/End date: Ongoing

Strategic Outcome: Full participation of First Nations, Métis, Non-Status Indians and Inuit individuals and communities in the economy

Link to Department's Program Alignment Architecture: Program 3.3: Strategic Partnerships

Description: The Strategic Partnerships Initiative (SPI) is an innovative horizontal program intended to align federal efforts to support Aboriginal participation in complex economic opportunities, particularly large regional opportunities and major resource developments. SPI provides a mechanism for federal partners to collectively identify emerging opportunities, target investment decisions, and streamline program application and approval processes to support Aboriginal communities at the early stages of large and complex economic opportunities. In doing so, the initiative also helps build closer partnerships with non-federal partners, including provincial and territorial governments, the private sector, and Aboriginal communities. SPI contributes to the Land and Economy Strategic Outcome by aligning federal efforts, leveraging investments from other levels of government and the private sector, and addressing gaps in programming to ensure Aboriginal Canadians can participate in, and benefit from, priority regional opportunities and major resource developments.

Expected results: Investments are leveraged from other levels of government and the private sector.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: An evaluation of Strategic Partnerships was completed in 2014–2015.

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: The next evaluation of Strategic Partnerships is planned for 2018–2019.

General targeted recipient groups:

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: AANDC engages applicants and recipients through local governance structures established for the Strategic Partnership Initiative (SPI), including Labrador Trough, Ring of Fire, BC Liquefied Natural Gas, Potash Mining, Northern Resource Development and Community Readiness and Lower Churchill.

AANDC is working with the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board through the SPI Investment Committee to engage in opportunities that support Aboriginal participation in resource development.

AANDC is continuing to work with other government departments and has identified Aboriginal organizations such as the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, Kitikmeot Inuit Association and the BC First Nations Energy Mining Council, to assess the needs and opportunities for existing and emerging major resource development initiatives.

Transfer Payment Program Forecast
Spending
2014-2015 ($)
Planned
Spending
2015-2016 ($)
Planned
Spending
2016-2017 ($)
Planned
Spending
2017-2018 ($)
Grants
Total Grants 0 0 0 0
Contributions
Contributions to support the Aboriginal Economic Development Strategic Partnerships Initiative 24,163,959 31,700,000 31,700,000 22,450,000
Total Contributions 24,163,959 31,700,000 31,700,000 22,450,000
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0 0 0 0
Total Transfer Payments 24,163,959 31,700,000 31,700,000 22,450,000

Transfer Payments for Infrastructure and Capacity

Start date/End date: This is a combination of sunsetting and ongoing

Strategic Outcome: Full participation of First Nations, Métis, Non-Status Indians and Inuit individuals and communities in the economy

Link to Department's Program Alignment Architecture: Program 3.4: Infrastructure and Capacity

Description: This Program supports First Nation communities in acquiring, constructing, owning, operating and maintaining a base infrastructure that protects their health and safety and enables their engagement in the economy. The Emergency Management Assistance sub-program supports the four pillars of emergency management on reserve: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. Other sub-programs provide 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 housing and infrastructure that meets the needs of First Nation communities as well as supporting the four pillars of emergency management.

Expected results: First Nation communities have a base of infrastructure that protects their health and safety and enables engagement in the economy.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: The First Nations Infrastructure Fund component of the AANDC Infrastructure and Capacity program was evaluated in 2013–2014.

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: An evaluation of the Housing Component of Infrastructure and Capacity is planned for 2015–2016.

General targeted recipient groups:

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Eligible initiatives and projects are those that assist First Nations in acquiring, constructing and operating and maintaining housing and community infrastructure including water and wastewater systems, schools, roads and bridges, electrification, and community buildings.

Through a call for proposals process, the ecoENERGY for Aboriginal and Northern Communities Program focuses exclusively on supporting the development and implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in Aboriginal and northern communities, with an emphasis on off-grid communities.

Transfer Payment Program Forecast
Spending
2014-2015 ($)
Planned
Spending
2015-2016 ($)
Planned
Spending
2016-2017 ($)
Planned
Spending
2017-2018 ($)
Grants
Total Grants 0 0 0 0
Contributions
Contributions to support the construction and maintenance of community infrastructure 1,100,118,482 1,119,908,108 993,855,459 1,013,555,634
Contributions for emergency management assistance for activities on reserves 108,022,641 67,977,822 69,977,822 72,977,822
(S) Contributions in connection with First Nations infrastructure 26,730,568 26,730,568 28,067,096 28,067,096
Contributions for promoting the safe use, development, conservation and protection of the North's natural resources, and promoting scientific development 975,725 1,000,000 0 0
Total Contributions 1,235,847,416 1,215,616,498 1,091,900,377 1,114,600,552
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0 0 0 0
Total Transfer Payments 1,235,847,416 1,215,616,498 1,091,900,377 1,114,600,552

Transfer Payments for Urban Aboriginal Participation

Start date/End date: Ongoing

Strategic Outcome: Full participation of First Nations, Métis, Non-Status Indians and Inuit individuals and communities in the economy

Link to Department's Program Alignment Architecture: Program 3.5: Urban Aboriginal Participation

Description: This Program supports the participation of urban Aboriginal individuals and communities in the economy. The Program is comprised of two streams: Community Capacity Support and Urban Partnerships. Community Capacity Support provides funding to urban Aboriginal community organizations to establish a strong and stable base from which to deliver initiatives that increase the participation of urban Aboriginal people in the economy. Urban Partnerships encourages partnership development and community planning, making investments in projects that increase the participation of urban Aboriginal people in the economy. In order to achieve more substantive outcomes in urban Aboriginal communities, the program collaborates with key stakeholders to undertake strategic planning, articulate outcomes for communities, identify priorities, and jointly implement initiatives. In its approach, the program provides a vehicle by which the federal government can work with other governments, urban Aboriginal organizations, and other stakeholders to support urban Aboriginal individuals and communities in pursuing social and economic opportunities.

Expected results: Partners work together to implement identified priorities and approaches to increasing urban Aboriginal participation in the economy.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: An evaluation of the Urban Aboriginal Strategy was completed in 2011–2012.

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: An evaluation of Urban Aboriginal Participation is planned for 2017–2018.

General targeted recipient groups:

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: The National Association Association of Friendship Centres delivers Community Capacity Support ($23 million annually) and a part of Urban Partnerships ($20 million annually) through a call for proposals. Recipients can apply to the National Association of Friendship Centres for initiatives that increase urban Aboriginal economic participation. The remaining portion of Urban Partnerships is administered by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada through a targeted process to support community and regional planning and partnership development.

Transfer Payment Program Forecast
Spending
2014-2015 ($)
Planned
Spending
2015-2016 ($)
Planned
Spending
2016-2017 ($)
Planned
Spending
2017-2018 ($)
Grants
Total Grants 0 0 0 0
Contributions
Contributions to support the Improved Urban Aboriginal Strategy (renamed for 2015-16 and future years; previously entitled "Urban Aboriginal Strategy") 51,327,860 51,172,210 27,313,051 27,363,051
Total Contributions 51,327,860 51,172,210 27,313,051 27,363,051
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0 0 0 0
Total Transfer Payments 51,327,860 51,172,210 27,313,051 27,363,051

Transfer Payments for Northern Governance and People

Start date/End date: This is a mix of sunsetting and ongoing

Strategic Outcome: Self-reliance, prosperity and well-being for the people and communities of the North

Link to Department's Program Alignment Architecture: Program 4.1: Northern Governance and People

Description: This Program strengthens the North's communities and people by devolving to territorial governments responsibilities for lands and natural resources; by fostering effective intergovernmental relations with territorial governments and providing support to Territorial Commissioners; by subsidizing 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.

Expected results: Northerners have greater control over their economic and political affairs; Community health and safety in the North is strengthened.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: An evaluation for Nutrition North was completed in 2013–2014.

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: Evaluations for AANDC's Engagement with the Arctic Circle, Nutrition North Canada, and Climate Change Adaptation are planned for 2015–2016.

General targeted recipient groups: Northerners

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: AANDC will fulfill its obligation to provide ongoing funding, as of April 1, 2014, to Aboriginal Parties to the final Northwest Territories Lands and Resources Devolution Agreement. This funding will enable the Aboriginal Parties to participate in the post-devolution lands and resources management regime with the Government of the Northwest Territories. Finance Canada will manage the ongoing funding to the Government of the Northwest Territories as part of Territorial Formula Financing.

AANDC will proactively engage with the governments of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories to finalize their annual grant agreements. Under these agreements, the Department will reimburse a portion of the costs each territorial government incurs to provide hospital and physician services to Indian and Inuit residents.

AANDC will also continue discussions with both the Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. to advance devolution of responsibilities for lands and resources management in Nunavut.

AANDC will proactively engage with the recipients (registered food suppliers and retailers) of Nutrition North Canada (NNC) to strengthen the program's ability to improve access to nutritious food in isolated northern communities. In addition, NNC is engaging with registered retailers as part of an ongoing study of northern retailing conducted by eNRG and the University of Manitoba, which will inform policy making.

Through calls for proposals and funding agreements with territorial governments, AANDC will work collaboratively with other government departments, Aboriginal organizations and communities to promote the Climate Change Adaptation program. It will also help build capacity within communities to carry out vulnerability assessments and adaptation planning exercises.

Transfer Payment Program Forecast
Spending
2014-2015 ($)
Planned
Spending
2015-2016 ($)
Planned
Spending
2016-2017 ($)
Planned
Spending
2017-2018 ($)
Grants
Grants to the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Government of Nunavut for health care of Indians and Inuit 52,256,000 53,301,000 54,367,000 55,454,000
Grants for the Political Evolution of the Territories, particularly as it pertains to Devolution 9,463,373 8,250,036 8,250,036 8,250,036
Total Grants 61,719,373 61,551,036 62,617,036 63,704,036
Contributions
Contributions to support access to healthy foods in isolated northern communities 66,319,582 68,498,325 53,930,000 53,930,000
Contributions for promoting the safe use, development, conservation and protection of the North's natural resources, and promoting scientific development 2,189,362 3,393,246 1,143,246 1,143,246
Contributions to support the construction and maintenance of community infrastructure 1,560,638 1,500,000 0 0
Contributions to promote social and political development in the North 3,214,209 857,111 857,111 857,111
Total Contributions 73,283,791 74,248,682 55,930,357 55,930,357
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0 0 0 0
Total Transfer Payments 135,003,164 135,799,718 118,547,393 119,634,393

Transfer Payments for Northern Science and Technology

Start date/End date: Ongoing

Strategic Outcome: Self-reliance, prosperity and well-being for the people and communities of the North

Link to Department's Program Alignment Architecture: Program 4.2: Northern Science and Technology

Description: This Program aims to support scientific research and technology in the North through programs and infrastructure to ensure domestic and international policy on key issues for the North is better informed by a scientific knowledge base. The focus of this program is: researching and monitoring contaminants and their impacts on the ecosystem and human health through the Northern Contaminants Program; assessing, managing and communicating scientific data and results, and contributing expertise to help inform public policy making and international controls on certain contaminants; and supporting work to establish the Canadian High Arctic Research Station. 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.

Expected results: Domestic and international policy on northern health and sustainable development is better informed by a scientific knowledge base; Canada is positioned as an international leader in Arctic science and technology.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: The Evaluation of the Northern Contaminants Program and Northern Scientific Training Program was completed in 2013–2014.

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: An evaluation of Northern Science and Technology is planned for 2018–2019.

General targeted recipient groups:

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Potential recipients of the Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) will be engaged through the annual call for proposals. During the fiscal year, the Department will continue to work with recipients by requesting mid-year and final project reports, asking for their participation at the NCP results workshop and/or regional workshops and integrating their final project results into the NCP annual Synopsis Report.

As the Canadian High Arctic Research Station's science and technology program phases in potential recipients will be engaged to target science and technology activities and help define funding approaches such as through directed funding or calls for proposals. Throughout the year, the Department will continue to work with recipients to provide mid-year and final project reports.

Transfer Payment Program Forecast
Spending
2014-2015 ($)
Planned
Spending
2015-2016 ($)
Planned
Spending
2016-2017 ($)
Planned
Spending
2017-2018 ($)
Grants
Grants to support the Advancement of Northern Science and Technology 0 290,000 470,000 470,000
Total Grants 0 290,000 470,000 470,000
Contributions
Contributions for promoting the safe use, development, conservation and protection of the North's natural resources, and promoting scientific development 3,259,600 3,800,945 3,800,945 3,800,945
Contributions to support the Advancement of Northern Science and Technology 2,241,741 1,830,000 8,165,000 5,881,000
Contribution for Inuit counselling in the South 155,000 0 0 0
Total Contributions 5,656,341 5,630,945 11,965,945 9,681,945
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0 0 0 0
Total Transfer Payments 5,656,341 5,920,945 12,435,945 10,151,945

Transfer Payments for Northern Land, Resources and Environmental Management

Start date/End date: Ongoing

Strategic Outcome: Self-reliance, prosperity and well-being for the people and communities of the North

Link to Department's Program Alignment Architecture: Program 4.3: Northern Land, Resources and Environmental Management

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 in Nunavut and the offshore, and its post-devolution responsibilities in the Northwest Territories and Yukon. 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, Nunavut and the few remaining AANDC-managed land and water areas in the North; and ensuring the completion of territorial land-use planning, including zones for conservation, development and other uses. Northerners and Canadians will benefit from economic opportunities and sustainable development.

Expected results: Effective regulatory regimes are established in each of the three territories, which provide certainty to project proponents, Aboriginal organizations and Northerners.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: The last evaluation under this program, Evaluation of the Advancing Conservation Interest in the Northwest Territories: The Government of Canada's Involvement in the NWT Protected Areas Strategy was completed in 2013–2014.

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: An evaluation of Northern Land, Resources and Environmental Management is planned for 2016–2017.

General targeted recipient groups: Northerners

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Aboriginal groups and resource co-management boards involved in section 35 and/or statutory consultation processes on northern initiatives (e.g., amendment of resource management regulations in the North) are invited and encouraged to respond to calls for proposals to access funding to help them participate in these consultation processes.

The Northern Contaminated Sites Program actively engages with Aboriginal and northern communities to ensure community perspectives are considered in planning remediation of contaminated abandoned mines and military sites.

Aboriginal organizations and the territorial government participate in a committee that steers research priorities, issues calls for research proposals and allocates funding for the Nunavut General Monitoring Plan (NGMP). NGMP fund recipients provide summary reports with results that are shared on the NGMP website.

Transfer Payment Program Forecast
Spending
2014-2015 ($)
Planned
Spending
2015-2016 ($)
Planned
Spending
2016-2017 ($)
Planned
Spending
2017-2018 ($)
Grants
Total Grants 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 54,251,987 44,473,327 0 0
Contributions for promoting the safe use, development, conservation and protection of the North's natural resources, and promoting scientific development 9,819,229 11,676,751 11,226,729 11,226,729
Transfer Payments to the Government of Yukon for the remediation of the Marwell Tar Pit Site to support the Contaminated Sites Program 90,600 1,717,900 1,979,970 145,700
Total Contributions 64,161,816 57,867,978 13,206,699 11,372,429
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0 0 0 0
Total Transfer Payments 64,161,816 57,867,978 13,206,699 11,372,429
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