Details on Transfer Payment Programs

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Transfer Payments for Governance and Institutions of Government

Start date/end date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payments: Grants and contributions

Type of appropriations: Transfer payments are voted unless otherwise denoted with an (S) in below Planning Information table.

Strategic Outcome: Support good governance, rights and interests of Indigenous 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 Indigenous governance institutions and organizations. The intent of this support is to facilitate capacity development in the Indigenous 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 Indigenous governments across Canada, assist Indigenous communities and their governments in attracting investment, and support Indigenous participation in the Canadian economy. Ultimately, good governance practices are essential for active Indigenous participation in Canadian society and the economy.

Expected results: First Nation governments and institutions are supported in their efforts to be transparent to their communities and membership

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: The last evaluation completed under the Governance and Institutions of Government Program was for the implementation of theFirst 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. An evaluation of the sub-program Governance and Institutions of Government is currently underway and is scheduled for completion in 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.

Planning Information (dollars)
Type of Transfer Payment Forecast Spending 2015-2016 Planned Spending 2016-2017 Planned Spending 2017-2018 Planned Spending 2018-2019
Grants
Grant for Band Support Funding 158,489,887 229,300,671 229,499,811 229,448,379
Grant to the Miawpukek Indian Band to support designated programs 10,633,304 10,845,970 11,062,889 11,284,147
Grant to the First Nations Finance Authority pursuant to theFirst 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 169,923,191 240,946,641 241,362,700 241,532,526
Contributions
Contributions to supply public services in Indian Government Support and to build strong governance, administrative and accountability systems 213,888,107 115,893,360 115,926,047 114,789,963
Contributions to promote social and political development in the North 638,415 0 0 0
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 466,992 0 0 0
Total Contributions 214,993,514 115,893,360 115,926,047 114,789,963
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0 0 0 0
Total Program 384,916,705 356,840,001 357,288,747 356,322,489

Transfer Payments for Rights and Interests of Indigenous Peoples

Start date/end date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payments: Grants and contributions

Type of appropriations: Transfer payments are voted unless otherwise denoted with an (S) in below Planning Information table.

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

Link to Department's Program Alignment Architecture: Program 1.2: Rights and Interests of Indigenous Peoples

Description: This Program seeks to strengthen collaboration between governments and Indigenous groups through mutual respect, trust, understanding, shared responsibilities, accountability, dialogue and negotiation concerning the rights and interests of Indigenous peoples. Partnerships will be established helping to contribute to the strengthening of the social, economic and cultural well-being of Indigenous communities to support conditions for more active participation in Canadian society. The Program also addresses reconciliation objectives, 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 Indigenous groups and the federal government; and supporting effective and meaningful consultation and accommodation with Indigenous groups and their representation in federal policy and program development.

Expected results: Certainty and/or clarity of rights and interests through strengthened collaboration between governments and Indigenous groups

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: The Rights and Interests of Indigenous Peoples 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: An evaluation for Métis Relations and Rights Management, and Non-Status Indian Relations, a component of Rights and Interests of Indigenous Peoples, is planned for 2016-2017.

General targeted recipient groups:

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Applicants and recipients will be engaged through the General Assessment process, through the call-for-proposals process, and through the agreement monitoring process. In addition, Métis and Non-Status Indian Aboriginal Representative Organizations will be engaged through regular meetings and communications with the Department as a means of building and maintaining strong relationships, and identifying and addressing areas of shared priorities.

Planning Information (dollars)
Type of Transfer Payment Forecast Spending 2015-2016 Planned Spending 2016-2017 Planned Spending 2017-2018 Planned Spending 2018-2019
Grants
Grants to First Nations to settle specific and special claims negotiated by Canada and/or awarded by the Specific Claims Tribunal 31,474,132 372,608,693 914,027,847 1,067,549,136
Total Grants 31,474,132 372,608,693 914,027,847 1,067,549,136
Contributions
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 10,370,507 23,744,071 22,400,744 20,774,679
Contributions to support the negotiation and implementation of Treaties, Claims and self-government agreements or initiatives 50,777,387 20,878,679 20,178,679 20,178,679
Federal Interlocutor's Contribution Program 14,706,558 14,943,588 3,943,588 3,943,588
Contributions to support the basic organizational capacity of representative Aboriginal organizations 21,341,644 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 16,441,462 9,734,799 9,733,181 9,731,530
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
Total Contributions 113,637,558 81,364,016 68,319,071 66,691,355
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0 0 0 0
Total Program 145,111,690 453,972,709 982,346,918 1,134,240,491

Transfer Payments for Transfer Payments for Management and Implementation of Agreements and Treaties

Start date/end date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payments: Grants and contributions

Type of appropriations: Transfer payments are voted unless otherwise denoted with an (S) in below Planning Information table.

Strategic Outcome: Support good governance, rights and interests of Indigenous 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 fulfilment of Canada's legal obligations pursuant to both pre and post-1975 treaties, while considering ongoing rights and interests of Indigenous peoples. This Program supports Indigenous 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 Indigenous peoples. This is achieved by honouring Canada's obligations as set out in final settlement agreements and treaties, and by improving collaboration between Canada and Indigenous peoples, and between Canada and pre and post-1975 Treaty groups. Creating and maintaining relationships and partnerships that honour pre and post-1975 treaties contributes to strengthened, healthy, self-reliant and sustainable Indigenous communities while promoting delivery of programs and services vital to the health and advancement of Indigenous peoples.

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 Impacts of Comprehensive Land Claims and Self-Government Agreements.

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Pending

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: An evaluation of the Impact of Self Government Agreements, a component of Management and Implementation of Agreements and Treaties, 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.

Planning Information (dollars)
Type of Transfer Payment Forecast Spending 2015-2016 Planned Spending 2016-2017 Planned Spending 2017-2018 Planned Spending 2018-2019
Grants
Grants to implement comprehensive land claims and self-government agreements 447,222,915 470,925,141 462,029,897 468,476,911
(S) Grants to Aboriginal organizations designated to receive claim settlement payments pursuant to Comprehensive Land Claim Settlement Actsa 54,588,925 66,317,287 63,690,857 52,856,492
(S) Indian Annuities Treaty paymentsb 2,065,685 1,400,000 1,400,000 1,400,000
Grants to Participating First Nations and the First Nations Education Authority Pursuant to theFirst 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 theLabrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement Actc 4,731,404 0 0 0
Total Grants 509,208,929 539,242,428 527,720,754 523,333,403
Contributions
Contributions to support the negotiation and implementation of Treaties, Claims and self-government agreements or initiatives 266,993,652 241,845,478 238,479,503 241,517,192
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 0 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 266,993,652 245,682,407 242,316,432 245,354,121
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0 0 0 0
Total Program 776,202,581 784,924,835 770,037,186 768,687,524
a This statutory authority (pursuant to the Comprehensive Land Claim Settlements Acts) provides for payments to Aboriginal organizations designated to receive claim settlements specified in land claim agreements enacted by Comprehensive Land Claim Settlement Acts (agreements are required in cases where Aboriginal title (traditional use and occupancy of land) had not been dealt with by treaty or by other legal methods).
b This statutory authority provides for payments ($4 or $5) to any registered Indian who is either a member of or affiliated with the bands that signed the Robinson-Huron, Robinson-Superior and eleven (11) numbered treaties. The treaty annuities are normally paid in cash at treaty day events. Triennial clothing allowances are also paid to the Chiefs and councillors, as well as funds for hunting and fishing supplies (e.g. ammunition and nets). The legislative basis of the statutory expenditure authority is theIndian Act,R.S., 1985,c. I-5.
c This statutory authority (pursuant to theLabrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement Act) provides for payments to the Nunatsiavut Government for the implementation of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement.

Transfer Payments for Education

Start date/end date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payments: Grants and contributions

Type of appropriations: Transfer payments are voted unless otherwise denoted with an (S) in below Planning Information table.

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's overarching goal is to work in partnership with First Nations, provincial and territorial governments and other education stakeholders, to provide eligible First Nation and Inuit students with support in order to achieve educational outcomes that are comparable to those of other Canadians. The Education Program provides funding for culturally-appropriate elementary and secondary education for eligible First Nation students ordinarily resident on reserve, and financially supports post-secondary education for eligible First Nation and Inuit students.

Expected results: First Nation and Inuit students are enabled, through funding, to progress in their education

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: The Elementary and Secondary Education 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 Education and Post-Secondary Education programs are to be completed in 2017–2018.

General targeted recipient groups:

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: In 2016–2017, INAC 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 INAC employees and recipients. Users can be trained on-line.

In 2016–2017, other proposal-based programs administered by INAC, including the First Nations and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy, Cultural Education Centres Program, New Paths for Education Program, High-Cost Special Education Program, and Post-Secondary Partnerships Program will also operate within structures that maintain ongoing engagement through proposal applications, funding and reporting processes with ongoing communication and feedback cycles.

In 2016-2017, INAC will continue to engage with First Nations and provincial partners to build stronger education systems that deliver better education outcomes for First Nation students.

Planning Information (dollars)
Type of Transfer Payment Forecast Spending 2015-2016 Planned Spending 2016-2017 Planned Spending 2017-2018 Planned Spending 2018-2019
Grants
Grants to support First Nations and Inuit Post-Secondary Educational Advancement 1,040,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000
Grants to support First Nations Elementary and Secondary Educational Advancement 60,000 150,000 150,000 150,000
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 1,145,000 1,695,000 1,695,000 1,695,000
Contributions
Contributions to support First Nations Elementary and Secondary Educational Advancement 1,401,456,934 1,435,425,670 1,462,950,898 1,486,744,479
Contributions to support First Nations and Inuit Post-Secondary Educational Advancement 335,763,033 349,306,107 356,174,464 361,879,964
Contributions to increase First Nations and Inuit Youth Participation in Education and Labour Market Opportunities 36,158,269 41,376,000 41,376,000 36,376,000
Total Contributions 1,773,378,236 1,826,107,777 1,860,501,362 1,885,000,443
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0 0 0 0
Total Program 1,774,523,236 1,827,802,777 1,862,196,362 1,886,695,443

Transfer Payments for Social Development

Start date/end date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payments: Grants and contributions

Type of appropriations: Transfer payments are voted unless otherwise denoted with an (S) in below Planning Information table.

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 provides funding to five social sub-programs: Income Assistance, National Child Benefit, Assisted Living, First Nations Child and Family Services, and Family Violence Prevention. Together, these sub-programs assist First Nation individuals and communities in becoming 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 funding for 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 participation in the workforce, and support the safety of individuals and families. Through these five social sub-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: Communities and organizations have the capacity to deliver the social development programs provided to meet the basic, special and self-sufficiency needs of First Nations men, women and children.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: The last evaluation to be completed under the Social Development Program was the November 2014 evaluation of the Enhanced Prevention Focused Approach for the First Nations Child and Family Services Program in Manitoba.

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:

Planning Information (dollars)
Type of Transfer Payment Forecast Spending 2015-2016 Planned Spending 2016-2017 Planned Spending 2017-2018 Planned Spending 2018-2019
Grants
Grants to provide income support to on-reserve residents 7,146,409 10,000,000 10,000,000 10,000,000
Total Grants 7,146,409 10,000,000 10,000,000 10,000,000
Contributions
Contributions to provide income support to on-reserve residents 1,068,353,299 1,034,663,082 1,032,016,504 1,073,559,600
Contributions to provide women, children and families ordinarily resident on-reserve with Protection and Prevention Services 696,909,765 704,594,372 715,508,315 726,820,538
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 182,100 250,000 250,000 250,000
Total Contributions 1,765,445,164 1,739,507,454 1,747,774,819 1,800,630,138
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0 0 0 0
Total Program 1,772,591,573 1,749,507,454 1,757,774,819 1,810,630,138

Transfer Payments for First Nations Individual Affairs

Start date/end date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payments: Grants and contributions

Type of appropriations: Transfer payments are voted unless otherwise denoted with an (S) in below Planning Information table.

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 theIndian Act, issuing proof of registration documents such as the Secure Certificate of Indian Status, and administering estates under theIndian 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: 1) Eligible, voluntary applicants are registered as Status Indians, and 2) Registered Indians are enabled to demonstrate eligibility for programs, services and benefits to which they are entitled

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 the First Nations Individual Affairs Program is planned for 2016-2017.

General targeted recipient groups:

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients:

Planning Information (dollars)
Type of Transfer Payment Forecast Spending 2015-2016 Planned Spending 2016-2017 Planned Spending 2017-2018 Planned Spending 2018-2019
Grants
(S) Indian Annuities Treaty paymentsa 8,277 0 0 0
Total Grants 8,277 0 0 0
Contributions
Contributions to Indian bands for registration administration 6,301,133 8,066,674 8,069,885 8,070,667
Contributions to supply public services in Indian Government Support and to build strong governance, administrative and accountability systems 322,882 209,039 209,039 209,039
Contributions to support Land Management and Economic Development 2,348,840 0 0 0
Total Contributions 8,972,855 8,275,713 8,278,924 8,279,706
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0 0 0 0
Total Program 8,981,132 8,275,713 8,278,924 8,279,706
a This statutory authority provides for payments ($4 or $5) to any registered Indian who is either a member of or affiliated with the bands that signed the Robinson-Huron, Robinson-Superior and eleven (11) numbered treaties. The treaty annuities are normally paid in cash at treaty day events. Triennial clothing allowances are also paid to the Chiefs and councillors, as well as funds for hunting and fishing supplies (e.g. ammunition and nets). The legislative basis of the statutory expenditure authority is theIndian Act,R.S., 1985,c. I-5.

Transfer Payments for Indigenous Entrepreneurship

Start date/end date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payments: Contributions

Type of appropriations: Transfer payments are voted unless otherwise denoted with an (S) in below Planning Information table.

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: Indigenous Entrepreneurship

Description: This Program supports and strengthens the long-term viability of Indigenous entrepreneurial business, greater participation in the economy, and improved economic prosperity for Indigenous peoples. This Program — guided by the Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development — helps create and grow viable Indigenous businesses through increasing access to capital, capacity, networks, business development services and business opportunities.

Expected results: Viable Indigenous businesses are created and/or expanded.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: An evaluation of Business Capital and Support Services was completed in 2015-2016.

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: An evaluation of Indigenous Entrepreneurship is planned for 2018-2019.

General targeted recipient groups:

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients:

The Indigenous Entrepreneurship Program has been designed to engage applicants and recipients directly through the network of community owned and controlled by Aboriginal Financial Institutions (AFI) across Canada. Funding and program management support to AFIs is provided by the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA) which has an agreement with INAC. The NACCA has sub-agreements for the above initiatives with AFIs, providing them with financial support to conduct marketing and outreach activities to engage potential applicants and recipients for developmental lending and non-repayable contributions in their respective service areas.

INAC works closely with AFIs and the NACCA to monitor efficiency and effectiveness of Indigenous business program delivery activities and consider potential improvements including development of new financial instruments to attract additional capital to the network.

Planning Information (dollars)
Type of Transfer Payment Forecast Spending 2015-2016 Planned Spending 2016-2017 Planned Spending 2017-2018 Planned Spending 2018-2019
Grants
Total Grants 0 0 0 0
Contributions
Contributions to support Land Management and Economic Development 35,414,317 36,450,000 36,450,000 36,450,000
Total Contributions 35,414,317 36,450,000 36,450,000 36,450,000
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0 0 0 0
Total Program 35,414,317 36,450,000 36,450,000 36,450,000

Transfer Payments for Community Economic Development

Start date/end date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payments: Grants and contributions

Type of appropriations: Transfer payments are voted unless otherwise denoted with an (S) in below Planning Information table.

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: This Program promotes conditions that will help improve community economic development and prosperity for Indigenous peoples. Guided by the Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development — and its vision of "Enhancing the Value of Indigenous Assets" — this Program promotes greater self-reliance and participation in the mainstream economy and community well-being. This is achieved through supports to institutions and First Nations for land and environmental management and economic development.

Expected results: First Nation and Inuit communities have the capacity to pursue economic development

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: An evaluation of Administration of Reserve Land was completed in fiscal year 2015-2016.

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 Economic Development is planned for 2018-2019.

General targeted recipient groups:

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Through stakeholder engagement:

Through calls for proposals:

Planning Information (dollars)
Type of Transfer Payment Forecast Spending 2015-2016 Planned Spending 2016-2017 Planned Spending 2017-2018 Planned Spending 2018-2019
Grants
Grants to First Nations to settle specific and special claims negotiated by Canada and/or awarded by the Specific Claims Tribunal 1,500,000 5,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000
Total Grants 1,500,000 5,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000
Contributions
Contributions to support Land Management and Economic Development 143,311,524 142,483,159 142,197,699 138,976,222
Contributions to First Nations for the management of contaminated sites 24,176,430 3,287,071 3,293,610 3,069,108
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 900,000 1,283,000 658,000 658,000
Total Contributions 168,387,954 147,053,230 146,149,309 142,703,330
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0 0 0 0
Total Program 169,887,954 152,053,230 148,149,309 144,703,330

Transfer Payments for Strategic Partnerships

Start date/end date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payments: Contributions

Type of appropriations: Transfer payments are voted unless otherwise denoted with an (S) in below Planning Information table.

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: This Program supports Indigenous community preparedness activities to engage with partners in economic opportunities, including the Strategic Partnerships Initiative (SPI) — an innovative, horizontal program intended to align federal efforts to support Indigenous participation in complex economic opportunities, particularly large regional opportunities and major resource developments. The Strategic Partnership Initiative provides a mechanism for federal partners to collectively identify emerging opportunities, target investment decisions and streamline program application and approval processes to support Indigenous communities at the early stages of large and complex economic opportunities. In doing so, closer partnerships with non-federal partners, including provincial and territorial governments, the private sector and Indigenous communities can be built. By addressing gaps in programming, this ensures that Indigenous peoples can participate in and benefit from priority regional opportunities and major resource developments.

Expected results: Regional economic opportunities and large resource development projects impacting Indigenous communities are pursued in partnership with public and private sectors.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: An evaluation of Strategic Partnerships Initiative 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 the Strategic Partnerships Initiative is planned for 2018–2019.

General targeted recipient groups:

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

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

INAC is continuing to work with other government departments and has identified Indigenous 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.

Planning Information (dollars)
Type of Transfer Payment Forecast Spending 2015-2016 Planned Spending 2016-2017 Planned Spending 2017-2018 Planned Spending 2018-2019
Grants
Total Grants 0 0 0 0
Contributions
Contributions to support the Aboriginal Economic Development Strategic Partnerships Initiative 31,903,000 31,700,000 22,450,000 22,450,000
Total Contributions 31,903,000 31,700,000 22,450,000 22,450,000
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0 0 0 0
Total Program 31,903,000 31,700,000 22,450,000 22,450,000

Transfer Payments for Infrastructure and Capacity

Start date/end date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payments: Contributions

Type of appropriations: Transfer payments are voted unless otherwise denoted with an (S) in below Planning Information table.

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 provides funding and advisory assistance to First Nation communities for the construction, acquisition, operation and maintenance of community infrastructure assets on reserves. These assets include drinking water systems, wastewater systems and community buildings. The Program also includes support for emergency management assistance, renewable energy projects and funding and advisory support for water and wastewater systems, education facilities, housing and other community infrastructure such as roads and bridges, electrification, and community buildings (these four sub-programs are collectively known as the Capital Facilities and Maintenance Program). Ultimately, this Program enables First Nations to participate more fully in the Canadian economy by establishing infrastructure that meets established standards, and the needs of First Nation communities.

Expected results: First Nation communities have infrastructure that protects their health and safety.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: The First Nations Infrastructure Fund component of the INAC 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 On-Reserve component of the Infrastructure and Capacity Program is planned for completion in 2016-2017.

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.

NOTE: The ecoENERGY for Aboriginal and Northern Communities Program sunsets March 31, 2016; therefore there will be no funds to allocate through a call-for-proposals process.

Planning Information (dollars)
Type of Transfer Payment Forecast Spending 2015-2016 Planned Spending 2016-2017 Planned Spending 2017-2018 Planned Spending 2018-2019
Grants
Total Grants 0 0 0 0
Contributions
Contributions to support the construction and maintenance of community infrastructure 1,086,062,897 1,091,038,543 1,110,738,718 1,108,580,971
Contributions for emergency management assistance for activities on reserves 114,170,154 64,977,822 64,977,822 64,977,822
(S) Contributions in connection with First Nations infrastructurea 26,730,568 28,067,096 28,067,096 29,403,625
Contributions for promoting the safe use, development, conservation and protection of the North's natural resources, and promoting scientific development 1,340,847 0 0 0
Total Contributions 1,228,304,466 1,184,083,461 1,203,783,636 1,202,962,418
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0 0 0 0
Total Program 1,228,304,466 1,184,083,461 1,203,783,636 1,202,962,418
a This statutory authority, pursuant to theEconomic Action Plan Act, No. 1 (Budget Implementation Act, 2013), Section 233 amending theKeeping Canada's Economy and Jobs Growing Act, provides for a payment to First Nations for infrastructure.

Transfer Payments for Urban Indigenous Participation

Start date/end date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payments: Contributions

Type of appropriations: Transfer payments are voted unless otherwise denoted with an (S) in below Planning Information table.

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 Indigenous Participation

Description: This Program supports participation of urban Indigenous individuals and communities in the economy. It is comprised of two streams: Community Capacity Support and Urban Partnerships. The Community Capacity Support stream provides funding to urban Indigenous community organizations to deliver programs and services that are designed to remove barriers and encourage innovative partnerships. The Urban Partnerships stream is comprised of a planning component and an implementation component. The planning component supports communities with multi-stakeholder engagement (private sector, municipalities, Indigenous groups) in the design and development of regional strategic plans and the identification of community priorities. These plans are then shared with the National Association of Friendship Centres which, in turn, implements the priorities through community projects.

Expected results: Urban Indigenous participation in the economy is enhanced through collaborative planning, knowledge management and research

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 the Urban Indigenous Participation Program is planned for 2017–2018.

General targeted recipient groups:

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: The National Association of Friendship Centres delivers the Community Capacity Support Program and part of the Urban Partnerships Programs (both of which are components of the Urban Indigenous Participation Program), through a call for proposals. The remaining portion of the Urban Partnerships Program is administered by INAC through a targeted process to support community and regional planning and partnership development.

Planning Information (dollars)
Type of Transfer Payment Forecast Spending 2015-2016 Planned Spending 2016-2017 Planned Spending 2017-2018 Planned Spending 2018-2019
Grants
Total Grants 0 0 0 0
Contributions
Contributions to support the Urban Aboriginal Strategy 51,425,864 27,313,051 27,363,051 27,478,051
Total Contributions 51,425,864 27,313,051 27,363,051 27,478,051
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0 0 0 0
Total Program 51,425,864 27,313,051 27,363,051 27,478,051

Transfer Payments for Northern Governance and People

Start date/end date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payments: Grants and contributions

Type of appropriations: Transfer payments are voted unless otherwise denoted with an (S) in below Planning Information table.

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 responsibilities for lands and natural resources to territorial governments; fostering effective intergovernmental relations with territorial and Inuit governments; collaborating with Inuit organizations and providing support to Territorial Commissioners; subsidizing the costs of nutritious perishable foods and other essential items in isolated northern communities; providing grants for hospital and physician services in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories; working with northern communities to identify the risks and challenges posed by climate change; and advancing Canadian and northern interests through circumpolar forums such as the international Arctic Council. Canadians and Northerners will benefit from territorial governments ultimately having more control over their own affairs.

Expected results: 1) Northerners have greater control over their economic and political affairs; 2) Affordability of perishable, nutritious food in eligible communities is strengthened, and 3) 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: An evaluation of the Northern Governance component of the Northern Governance and People Program is planned for completion in 2016-2017.

General targeted recipient groups:

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: INAC will fulfill its obligation to provide ongoing funding, as of April 1, 2014, to Indigenous parties to the final Northwest Territories Lands and Resources Devolution Agreement. This funding will enable the Indigenous 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.

INAC 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.

INAC will also continue working with both the Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. to advance negotiations towards an agreement in principle for the devolution of responsibilities with respect to land and resource management in Nunavut.

INAC will continue ongoing discussions with Nutrition North Canada (NNC) recipients (registered food suppliers, retailers and stakeholders) to further increase transparency and accountability. In addition, the NNC Advisory Board will continue to engage with Northerners and provide advice to the Minister.

NOTE: The Climate Change Adaptation Program sunsets March 31, 2016; therefore there will be no funds to allocate through a call-for-proposals process.

Planning Information (dollars)
Type of Transfer Payment Forecast Spending 2015-2016 Planned Spending 2016-2017 Planned Spending 2017-2018 Planned Spending 2018-2019
Grants
Grants to the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Government of Nunavut for health care of Indians and Inuit 53,301,000 54,367,000 55,454,000 56,563,000
Grants for the Political Evolution of the Territories, particularly as it pertains to Devolution 8,009,096 8,250,036 8,250,036 8,250,036
Total Grants 61,310,096 62,617,036 63,704,036 64,813,036
Contributions
Contributions to support access to healthy foods in isolated northern communities 68,498,325 53,930,000 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 2,367,925 1,143,246 1,143,246 1,143,246
Contributions to promote social and political development in the North 2,923,000 857,111 857,111 857,111
Contributions to support the construction and maintenance of community infrastructure 1,384,075 0 0 0
Total Contributions 75,173,325 55,930,357 55,930,357 55,930,357
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0 0 0 0
Total Program 136,483,421 118,547,393 119,634,393 120,743,393

Transfer Payments for Northern Science and Technology

Start date/end date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payments: Contributions

Type of appropriations: Transfer payments are voted unless otherwise denoted with an (S) in below Planning Information table.

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 supports scientific research and technology in the North through programs and infrastructure to ensure domestic and international policy on key northern issues is better informed by a scientific knowledge base. The focus of this Program is to: research and monitor contaminants and their impacts on the ecosystem and human health through the Northern Contaminants Program; assess, manage and communicate scientific data and results, and contribute expertise to help inform public policy making and international controls on certain contaminants; and support the construction of 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: 1) Domestic and international policy on northern health and sustainable development is better informed by a scientific knowledge base, and 2) 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 the Northern Science and Technology Program is planned for 2019-2020.

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 regional workshops and integrating their final project results into the NCP annual Synopsis Report.

Planning Information (dollars)
Type of Transfer Payment Forecast Spending 2015-2016 Planned Spending 2016-2017 Planned Spending 2017-2018 Planned Spending 2018-2019
Grants
Total Grants 0 0 0 0
Contributions
Contributions for promoting the safe use, development, conservation and protection of the North's natural resources, and promoting scientific development 3,154,422 3,800,945 3,800,945 3,800,945
Contribution for Inuit counselling in the South 224,000 72,083 72,083 72,083
Contributions to support the Advancement of Northern Science and Technology 2,432,056 0 0 0
Total Contributions 5,810,478 3,873,028 3,873,028 3,873,028
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0 0 0 0
Total Program 5,810,478 3,873,028 3,873,028 3,873,028

Transfer Payments for Northern Land, Resources and Environmental Management

Start date/end date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payments: Contributions

Type of appropriations: Transfer payments are voted unless otherwise denoted with an (S) in below Planning Information table.

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 northern 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 and the few remaining INAC-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: 1) Canada's responsibilities to support effective regulatory regimes in the territories are carried out in a manner that provides certainty for Indigenous people, Northerners, and project proponents and 2) Environmental stewardship of contaminated sites is responsible and sustainable

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: An evaluation of the Petroleum and Minerals sub-program was completed in 2015-2016.

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Continuation

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

General targeted recipient groups:

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Indigenous groups and resource co-management boards involved in section 5 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 Indigenous and northern communities to ensure community perspectives are considered in planning remediation of contaminated abandoned mines and military sites.

Indigenous 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.

Planning Information (dollars)
Type of Transfer Payment Forecast Spending 2015-2016 Planned Spending 2016-2017 Planned Spending 2017-2018 Planned Spending 2018-2019
Grants
Total Grants 0 0 0 0
Contributions
Contributions for promoting the safe use, development, conservation and protection of the North's natural resources, and promoting scientific development 4,641,145 11,226,729 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 1,717,900 1,979,970 145,700 70,000
Transfer Payments to the Government of Yukon for the care and maintenance, remediation and management of the closure of contaminated sites in Yukon 46,531,693 0 0 0
Total Contributions 52,890,738 13,206,699 11,372,429 11,296,729
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments 0 0 0 0
Total Program 52,890,738 13,206,699 11,372,429 11,296,729

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