Table Summary of Changes 2016-2017: National Provincial and Territorial Government Funding Agreement Model

NOTE: This Summary of Changes does not include changes made to the Program, Service and Activity Delivery Requirements and Program Standards

Proposed Modifications – What has Changed for 2016-2017 Adjusted or New Section New Text (if applicable) Text from 2015-2016 Model (if applicable)
Adjustments made in response to comments/feedback received from some Recipients on funding agreement models Clarification on the exceptions and limitations of the Dispute Resolution Process (Procedures) Revised Section 10.2 10.2 Exceptions and Limitations

10.2.1 Disputes arising as a result of any of the following matters will not be dealt with under the dispute resolution process provided in section 10.1 (Procedures):
  1. budget decisions of the [Identify as a "Province" or "Territory"] that are consistent with the terms and conditions of this Agreement;
  2. the amount of funding provided by Canada under this Agreement; and
  3. an audit or evaluation under article 7.0 (Access by Canada to Records) or section 12.5 (Audit and Evaluation).
10.2 Exceptions to the Process

10.2.1 Disputes arising as a result of any of the following matters will not be dealt with under the dispute resolution process provided in section 10.1 (The Process):
  1. budget decisions of the [Identify as a "Province" or "Territory"] that are consistent with the terms and conditions of this Agreement;
  2. the amount of funding provided by Canada under this Agreement;
  3. an audit or evaluation under article 7.0 (Access by Canada to Records) or section 12.5 (Audit and Evaluation);
  4. a decision by Canada that the [Identify as a "Province" or "Territory"] is in default;
  5. any action taken by Canada under article 9.0 (Remedies on Default) or section 3.2 (Funding Subject to Appropriations and Departmental Funding Authorities); and
  6. matters of policy.
Adjustments made in response to comments/feedback received from some Recipients on funding agreement models Clarification on the exceptions and limitations of the Dispute Resolution Process (Procedures) New Section 10.2.2 10.2.2 No procedure under 10.1 (Procedures) will suspend or delay a decision by Canada that the [/:Identify as a "Province" or "Territory"] is in default or any action taken by Canada under article 9.0 (Remedies on Default) or section 3.2 (Funding Subject to Appropriations and Departmental Funding Authorities).  
Adjustment to align the provisions of the agreement with the new opportunity to include multi-year budget allocation in a multi-year schedule of payments in funding agreements Revised Section 3.1.1 3.1.1 Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Canada shall transfer to the [Identify as a "Province" or "Territory"] funding for each Fiscal Year covered by this Agreement in accordance with Schedule "DIAND-2" of this Agreement up to the amount set out in Schedule "FED-1". 3.1.1 Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Canada shall transfer to the [Identify as a "Province" or "Territory"] funding as set out in Schedule "DIAND-2" of this Agreement.
New Section 3.1.2 3.1.2 Canada shall transfer funding according to the schedule of periodic payments set out in Schedule "FED-1". If this Agreement covers more than one Fiscal Year, Schedule "FED-1" will set out a schedule of periodic payments for the first Fiscal Year and Canada shall by notice, before each subsequent Fiscal Year, provide a revised schedule of periodic payments for that Fiscal Year.   
Revised Section 3.3.1 3.3.1 Where the amount of funding for any program, service or activity as set out in Schedule "FED-1" is changed in accordance with an adjustment factor set out in the Schedule "DIAND-3", Canada shall, by Notice of Budget Adjustment, amend Schedule "FED-1" accordingly. 3.3.1 Where the amount of funding for any program, service or activity for which funding is provided under Schedule "DIAND-2" is changed in accordance with an adjustment factor set out in the Schedule "DIAND-3", Canada shall, by Notice of Budget Adjustment, amend Schedule "DIAND-2" and Schedule "FED-1" accordingly.
Revised Section 2.1 of Schedule "DIAND-2" 2.1 Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, in each fiscal year, DIAND shall transfer to the [Identify as a "Province" or "Territory"] funding up to the amounts set out in Schedule "FED-1" for SET, FIXED or FLEX funding for that Fiscal Year. 2.1 Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, DIAND shall transfer to the [Identify as a "Province" or "Territory"]:
  1. Set Contribution Funding (SET) in the following amounts:
    An amount of up to [Arrangement Amount Year 1 Alpha] dollars ($[Arrangement Amount Year 1 Numeric]) for Fiscal Year [Fiscal Year 1]; An amount of up to [Arrangement Amount Year 2 Alpha] dollars ($[Arrangement Amount Year 2 Numeric]) for Fiscal Year [Fiscal Year 2]; and An amount of up to [Arrangement Amount Year 3 Alpha] dollars ($[Arrangement Amount Year 3 Numeric]) for Fiscal Year [Fiscal Year 3].
  2. Fixed Contribution Funding (FIXED) in the following amounts:
    An amount of up to [Arrangement Amount Year 1 Alpha] dollars ($[Arrangement Amount Year 1 Numeric]) for Fiscal Year [Fiscal Year 1]; An amount of up to [Arrangement Amount Year 2 Alpha] dollars ($[Arrangement Amount Year 2 Numeric]) for Fiscal Year [Fiscal Year 2]; and An amount of up to [Arrangement Amount Year 3 Alpha] dollars ($[Arrangement Amount Year 3 Numeric]) for Fiscal Year [Fiscal Year 3].
  3. Flexible Contribution Funding (FLEX) in the following amounts:
    An amount of up to [Arrangement Amount Year 1 Alpha] dollars ($[Arrangement Amount Year 1 Numeric]) for Fiscal Year [Fiscal Year 1]; An amount of up to [/:ArrangementAmountYear2Alpha] dollars ($[Arrangement Amount Year 2 Numeric]) for Fiscal Year [Fiscal Year 2]; and An amount of up to [Arrangement Amount Year 3 Alpha] dollars ($[Arrangement Amount Year 3 Numeric]) for Fiscal Year [Fiscal Year 3].
Revised Section 4.1.1 of Schedule "DIAND-2" 4.1.1 The [Identify as a "Province" or "Territory"] shall expend the funding provided under section 2.1 only for the purpose of delivering each program, service and activity identified in Schedule "FED-1" in the Fiscal Years for which funding is allocated for that program, service or activity in Schedule "FED-1" and in accordance with the delivery requirements for that program, service or activity set out in Schedule "DIAND-3". 4.1.1 The [Identify as a "Province" or "Territory"] shall expend the funding provided under this Schedule only for the purpose of delivering each program, service and activity identified in Schedule "FED-1" in the Fiscal Years for which funding is allocated for that program, service or activity in Schedule "FED-1" and in accordance with the delivery requirements for that program, service or activity set out in Schedule "DIAND-3".
Adjustment to "DIAND" definition Revised Definition of "DIAND" "DIAND" means the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development which is also known as Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada or INAC. "DIAND" means the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development also known as Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.
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