Details on transfer payment programs of $5 million or more

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 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 currently underway and is scheduled for completion in 2016–2017. An evaluation of the sub-program Governance and Institutions of Government is also 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 2016–2017 Forecast spending 2017–2018 Planned spending 2018–2019 Planned spending 2019–2020 Planned spending
Grants
Grant for Band Support Funding 162,078,124 229,274,186 229,089,279 230,447,795
Grant to the Miawpukek Indian Band to support designated programs 10,845,970 11,062,889 11,284,147 11,509,830
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 173,724,094 241,137,075 241,173,426 242,757,625
Contributions
Contributions to supply public services in Indian Government Support and to build strong governance, administrative and accountability systems 234,774,388 124,707,002 123,565,927 123,773,114
Contributions to support Land Management and Economic Development 0 10,000,000 0 0
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 1,441,277 0 0 0
Contributions to promote social and political development in the North and for NorthernersFootnote 1 638,415 0 0 0
Total contributions 236,854,080 134,707,002 123,565,927 123,773,114
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0
Total program 410,578,174 375,844,077 364,739,353 366,530,739

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 of Indigenous peoples 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, Evaluation of Consultation and Accommodation Unit, was completed in 2015–2016.

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: An evaluation of Specific Claims, a component of Rights and Interests of Indigenous Peoples, is planned for 2017–2018.

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 2016–2017 Forecast spending 2017–2018 Planned spending 2018–2019 Planned spending 2019–2020 Planned spending
Grants
Grants to First Nations to settle specific and special claims negotiated by Canada and/or awarded by the Specific Claims Tribunal 585,137,161 915,692,361 996,971,026 31,581,278
Total grants 585,137,161 915,692,361 996,971,026 31,581,278
Contributions
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 23,049,346 26,585,603 23,459,538 21,824,184
Contributions to support the basic organizational capacity of Indigenous representative organizations (renamed for 2017–2018 and future years; previously entitled "Contributions to support the basic organizational capacity of representative Aboriginal organizations") 26,603,108 25,285,531 25,285,531 25,285,531
Contributions to support the negotiation and implementation of Treaties, Claims and self-government agreements or initiatives 54,736,261 22,993,679 22,993,679 22,993,679
Contributions to supply public services in Indian Government Support and to build strong governance, administrative and accountability systems 13,490,336 9,295,283 9,284,355 9,273,209
Federal Interlocutor's Contribution Program 19,518,936 3,943,588 3,943,588 3,663,588
Contributions to promote social and political development in the North and for NorthernersFootnote 1 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 137,397,987 89,225,767 86,088,774 84,162,274
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0
Total program 722,535,148 1,004,918,128 1,083,059,800 115,743,552

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 Evaluation of the Impact of Self Government Agreements, a component of Management and Implementation of Agreements and Treaties, completed in the 2015–2016 fiscal year.

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: An evaluation of Treaty Commissions, a component of Management and Implementation of Agreements and Treaties, is to be completed in the 2017–2018 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 2016–2017 Forecast spending 2017–2018 Planned spending 2018–2019 Planned spending 2019–2020 Planned spending
Grants
Grants to implement comprehensive land claims and self-government agreements 477,478,868 498,302,311 497,839,411 476,315,568
(S) Grants to Aboriginal organizations designated to receive claim settlement payments pursuant to Comprehensive Land Claim Settlement ActsFootnote 2 66,317,287 62,089,036 65,958,511 52,391,803
(S) Indian Annuities Treaty paymentsFootnote 3 2,457,480 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 0 600,000 600,000 600,000
Total grants 546,253,635 562,391,347 565,797,922 530,707,371
Contributions
Contributions to support the negotiation and implementation of Treaties, Claims and self-government agreements or initiatives 276,188,851 283,785,401 243,323,090 242,199,030
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 276,188,851 287,622,330 247,160,019 246,035,959
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0
Total program 822,442,486 850,013,677 812,957,941 776,743,330

Transfer Payments for Other Claims

Start date/End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payments: Not applicable

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 1.4 Other Claims

Description: This Program addresses payments related to the resolution of litigation and/or out-of-court settlements for any claim that cannot be designated to any other existing INAC program. Key activities could include: the assessment of the merits of the claim; the completion of a settlement agreement where appropriate; payment of any monetary compensation and funding and implementation of related activities pursuant to the terms of a settlement agreement and/or direction by a Tribunal or court.

Expected results: Not applicable

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: Not applicable as this is a new Program.

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Not applicable as this is a new Program.

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: No evaluations planned.

General targeted recipient groups: Not applicable

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2016–2017 Forecast spending 2017–2018 Planned spending 2018–2019 Planned spending 2019–2020 Planned spending
Grants
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Contributions
Total contributions 0 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0
Total program 0 0 0 0
There is currently no planned spending under this Program; spending will occur when/if litigation and/or out-of-court settlements are resolved.

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 most recent evaluation completed under the Education program was the Review of Federally Managed Schools on Reserve in Ontario in 2015–2016.

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Pending

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: An evaluation of the Elementary and Secondary and Post-Secondary Education programs, a component of Education is to be completed in 2017–2018.

General targeted recipient groups: First Nations and Inuit

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: In 2017–2018, 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 in person, or using technological options such as conference calls and Adobe Connect sessions.

In 2017–2018, 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 2017–2018, 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 2016–2017 Forecast spending 2017–2018 Planned spending 2018–2019 Planned spending 2019–2020 Planned spending
Grants
Grants to support First Nations and Inuit Post-Secondary Educational Advancement 1,126,453 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000
Grants to support First Nations Elementary and Secondary Educational Advancement 10,000 150,000 150,000 150,000
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 1,181,453 1,695,000 1,695,000 1,695,000
Contributions
Contributions to support First Nations Elementary and Secondary Educational Advancement 1,686,270,503 1,769,003,759 1,855,295,369 1,957,142,473
Contributions to support First Nations and Inuit Post-Secondary Educational Advancement 350,233,771 358,918,206 364,547,493 372,574,799
Contributions to increase First Nations and Inuit Youth Participation in Education and Labour Market Opportunities 76,446,707 41,376,000 36,376,000 36,376,000
Total contributions 2,112,950,981 2,169,297,965 2,256,218,862 2,366,093,272
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0
Total program 2,114,132,434 2,170,992,965 2,257,913,862 2,367,788,272

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 four social sub-programs: Income Assistance, 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 four 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 Joint Evaluation of the On-Reserve Income Assistance Reform in 2015–2016.

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: Evaluations for Income Assistance, National Child Benefit Reinvestment, Family Violence Prevention a Horizontal Evaluation of the National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking are planned for 2016–2017. Evaluations of Assisted Living and First Nations Child and Family Services are planned for fiscal year 2017–2018.

General targeted recipient groups:

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients:

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2016–2017 Forecast spending 2017–2018 Planned spending 2018–2019 Planned spending 2019–2020 Planned spending
Grants
Grants to provide income support to on-reserve residents 8,706,143 10,000,000 10,000,000 10,000,000
Total grants 8,706,143 10,000,000 10,000,000 10,000,000
Contributions
Contributions to provide income support to on-reserve residents 1,062,149,662 1,031,377,987 1,072,297,840 1,117,417,171
Contributions to provide women, children and families ordinarily resident on-reserve with Protection and Prevention Services 796,939,813 818,270,358 858,579,791 907,417,519
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 0 250,000 250,000 250,000
Total contributions 1,859,089,475 1,849,898,345 1,931,127,631 2,025,084,690
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0
Total program 1,867,795,618 1,859,898,345 1,941,127,631 2,035,084,690

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 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: 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 Estates program component of the First Nations Individual Affairs Program is planned for 2018–2019.

General targeted recipient groups: Indigenous 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 will be made available to First Nations to encourage capacity building (e.g. will-writing workshops). A call for proposals provides access to grants and contributions.

The Registration and Membership sub-program provides training to Indian Registration Administrators to keep them engaged in changes to the program.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2016–2017 Forecast spending 2017–2018 Planned spending 2018–2019 Planned spending 2019–2020 Planned spending
Grants
(S) Indian Annuities Treaty paymentsFootnote 3 3,677 0 0 0
Total grants 3,677 0 0 0
Contributions
Contributions to Indian bands for registration administration 7,838,627 8,110,515 8,109,997 8,136,948
Contributions to supply public services in Indian Government Support and to build strong governance, administrative and accountability systems 1,192,086 209,039 209,039 209,039
Contributions to support Land Management and Economic Development 473,236 0 0 0
Total contributions 9,503,949 8,319,554 8,319,036 8,345,987
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0
Total program 9,507,626 8,319,554 8,319,036 8,345,987

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: Aboriginal 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 Aboriginal 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 Aboriginal Entrepreneurship is planned for 2020–2021.

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 2016–2017 Forecast spending 2017–2018 Planned spending 2018–2019 Planned spending 2019–2020 Planned spending
Grants
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Contributions
Contributions to support Land Management and Economic Development 43,600,251 41,450,000 41,450,000 41,450,000
Total contributions 43,600,251 41,450,000 41,450,000 41,450,000
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0
Total program 43,600,251 41,450,000 41,450,000 41,450,000

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 Contaminated Sites South of 60 Program 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 Development is planned for 2019–2020.

General targeted recipient groups:

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients:

Through stakeholder engagement:

Through calls for proposals:

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2016–2017 Forecast spending 2017–2018 Planned spending 2018–2019 Planned spending 2019–2020 Planned spending
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 5,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000
Total grants 2,000,000 5,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000
Contributions
Contributions to support Land Management and Economic Development 170,956,564 150,787,355 143,785,813 148,267,145
Contributions to support the construction and maintenance of community infrastructure 0 87,212,602 0 0
Contributions to First Nations for the management of contaminated sites 53,350,989 63,874,716 29,681,030 16,218,219
Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development 1,120,000 658,000 658,000 658,000
Total contributions 225,427,553 302,532,673 174,124,843 165,143,364
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0
Total program 227,427,553 307,532,673 176,124,843 167,143,364

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 the Strategic Partnership 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 Partnership Initiative is planned for 2017–2018.

General targeted recipient groups:

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Federal partners to the program identify emerging economic opportunities across the country which are complex and require the involvement of multiple federal departments. Proposals are developed based on opportunities which are deemed to be high priority and submitted for approval to an interdepartmental committee comprised of senior-level representatives from the Strategic Partnership Initiative signatory departments.

Once an initiative is approved, a lead department, in collaboration with other partners, both federal and provincial, engages with recipients to identify the specific activities to be undertaken with the Strategic Partnership Initiative investment, ensuring that they will advance the deliverables and outcomes approved by the Director General Investment Committee.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2016–2017 Forecast spending 2017–2018 Planned spending 2018–2019 Planned spending 2019–2020 Planned spending
Grants
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Contributions
Contributions to support the Aboriginal Economic Development Strategic Partnerships Initiative 38,962,759 24,750,000 22,450,000 14,450,000
Total contributions 38,962,759 24,750,000 22,450,000 14,450,000
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0
Total program 38,962,759 24,750,000 22,450,000 14,450,000

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, climate change adaptation 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 evaluation of Education Facilities and Community Infrastructure 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 Housing On-Reserve component of the Infrastructure and Capacity Program is currently underway and is scheduled for completion in 2016–2017.

General targeted recipient groups:

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Beginning in 2016–2017 and continuing into 2017–2018, engagement sessions regarding the potential reform of the overall infrastructure program for First Nations are being held. Engagements include in-person national and regional meetings to discuss the long-term implementation of on-reserve housing investments and infrastructure reform options.

INAC is undertaking engagement sessions with First Nation and other stakeholders to develop, in partnership, an effective long-term approach to supporting housing on reserve as part of a broader National Housing Strategy. This engagement is part of the larger dialogue on long-term on-reserve infrastructure investments and program reform.

INAC is also engaging with First Nation representative organizations in regards to emergency management service agreements with provinces, territories, and First Nation or third party organizations that specialize in emergency management services to ensure on-reserve First Nations have access to emergency services in the four pillars of emergency management — mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

INAC will work collaboratively with other government departments, Indigenous organizations and communities to promote the implementation of the First Nation Adapt program via regional workshops, and the development of adaptation projects. The program will provide funding for projects through contribution agreements with First nation communities, band councils, tribal councils and Indigenous organizations. It will help build capacity within communities to plan and implement vulnerability assessments and adaptation planning exercises.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2016–2017 Forecast spending 2017–2018 Planned spending 2018–2019 Planned spending 2019–2020 Planned spending
Grants
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Contributions
Contributions to support the construction and maintenance of community infrastructure 1,665,261,660 2,061,322,891 1,288,153,598 1,304,256,661
Contributions for emergency management assistance for activities on reserves 124,083,740 64,977,822 64,977,822 64,977,822
(S) Contributions in connection with First Nations infrastructureFootnote 4 28,067,096 28,067,096 29,403,625 0
Contributions to support the negotiation and implementation of Treaties, Claims and self-government agreements or initiatives 5,000,000 0 0 0
Contributions to support Land Management and Economic Development 4,136,160 0 0 0
Contributions to First Nations for the management of contaminated sites 240,000 0 0 0
Total contributions 1,826,788,656 2,154,367,809 1,382,535,045 1,369,234,483
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0
Total program 1,826,788,656 2,154,367,809 1,382,535,045 1,369,234,483

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 Aboriginal 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: The suite of expected result and indicators will no longer be valid for 2017–2018, but program is currently engaging on way forward.

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 Aboriginal Strategy is currently underway and is scheduled for completion in 2016–2017.

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 calls 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 2016–2017 Forecast spending 2017–2018 Planned spending 2018–2019 Planned spending 2019–2020 Planned spending
Grants
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Contributions
Contributions to support the Urban Aboriginal Strategy 48,519,363 27,363,051 27,478,051 27,478,051
Total contributions 48,519,363 27,363,051 27,478,051 27,478,051
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0
Total program 48,519,363 27,363,051 27,478,051 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 in isolated northern communities; providing grants for hospital and physician services in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories; working with northern communities, governments, and organizations to address the risks and challenges posed by climate change and reduce reliance on diesel; 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) Northern communities, governments, and organizations identify priorities for adaptation activities and reducing reliance on diesel.

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 underway and is scheduled 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 the territory.

Following the completion of the 2016 NNC community engagement process, INAC will work with NNC program partners to collaboratively develop policy options to inform program updates and to develop strategies to support long term sustainability. In addition, the NNC Advisory Board will continue to engage with Northerners and provide advice to the Minister.

Through funding agreements with territorial governments, Indigenous communities, Indigenous organizations, academics, non-governmental organizations and individuals, INAC will work collaboratively with other government departments, Indigenous organizations and communities to promote the implementation of the Climate Change Preparedness in the North program. It will help build capacity within communities assess the risks of climate change on local infrastructure, traditional livelihoods and economies, as well as to identify adaptation measures.

The Northern REACHE (Responsible Energy Approach for Community Heat and Electricity) program will work in a collaborative approach with regional stakeholders across the five northern regions and prioritize projects that are most likely to become operational. Renewable energy and energy efficiency projects will be funded through contribution agreements with First Nation and Inuit communities, municipalities, Indigenous organizations, territorial governments and organizations, regional governments, and not-for-profit organizations in the North.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2016–2017 Forecast spending 2017–2018 Planned spending 2018–2019 Planned spending 2019–2020 Planned spending
Grants
Grants to the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Government of Nunavut for health care of Indians and Inuit 54,367,000 55,454,000 56,563,000 57,694,000
Grants for the Political Evolution of the Territories, particularly as it pertains to Devolution 7,383,938 8,250,036 8,250,036 8,250,036
Total grants 61,750,938 63,704,036 64,813,036 65,944,036
Contributions
Contributions to support access to healthy foods in isolated northern communities 77,611,143 84,641,748 88,873,884 93,317,628
Contributions for promoting the safe use, development, conservation and protection of the North's natural resources, and promoting scientific development 5,621,639 8,300,000 3,800,000 3,800,000
Contributions to promote social and political development in the North and for NorthernersFootnote 1 3,934,630 2,771,053 2,771,053 2,771,053
Contributions to support the construction and maintenance of community infrastructure 0 500,000 0 0
Total contributions 87,167,412 96,212,801 95,444,937 99,888,681
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0
Total program 148,918,350 159,916,837 160,257,973 165,832,717

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

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2016–2017 Forecast spending 2017–2018 Planned spending 2018–2019 Planned spending 2019–2020 Planned spending
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 3,288,535 4,276,444 4,276,444 4,276,444
Contributions to promote social and political development in the North and for NorthernersFootnote 1 180,000 80,000 80,000 80,000
Contributions to support the construction and maintenance of community infrastructure 632,630 0 0 0
Total contributions 4,101,165 4,356,444 4,356,444 4,356,444
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0
Total program 4,101,165 4,356,444 4,356,444 4,356,444

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: 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.

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 Land and Water Management is currently underway and scheduled for completion in 2017–2018.

General targeted recipient groups:

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Indigenous 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.

Aboriginal organizations and other recipients of Arctic Regional Environmental Studies (ARES) funds participate in the committees and working groups that govern ARES, and undertake portions of the strategic environmental assessments in partnership with INAC. Indigenous organizations and communities are consulted and engaged in ARES activities. ARES fund recipients provide annual progress reports on their contribution.

The Northern Contaminated Sites Program actively engages with Indigenous and northern communities to ensure community perspectives are considered in the planning and remediation phases of contaminated sites remediation projects.

In accordance with the Yukon Devolution Transfer Agreement, INAC retained the liability and responsibility for contaminated sites created before devolution. The Government of Yukon manages these properties with funding provided through an annual Transfer Payment.

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 2016–2017 Forecast spending 2017–2018 Planned spending 2018–2019 Planned spending 2019–2020 Planned spending
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 27,337,025 56,068,435 60,536,824 78,337,780
Contributions for promoting the safe use, development, conservation and protection of the North's natural resources, and promoting scientific development 22,267,109 11,561,113 11,495,019 11,564,385
Transfer Payments to the Government of Yukon for the remediation of the Marwell Tar Pit Site to support the Contaminated Sites Program 1,980,100 145,700 70,000 70,000
Total contributions 51,584,234 67,775,248 72,101,843 89,972,165
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0
Total program 51,584,234 67,775,248 72,101,843 89,972,165
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