ISC: Funding Agreement Model – Other - 2018-2019

For DISC Officials

Some sections in this Agreement have options. Please decide which option applies with respect to the Recipient and adapt the Agreement accordingly. The sections with optional elements are:

Section Content
8.1(c), (d) When funding is over $100,000
9.2 When Recipient may loan Government of Canada funds
11.5, 21.2, 24.4(f) (ii), 24.5 When Recipient is required to have books audited
12.1, 24.1(b) When Recipient may delegate or transfer funds to an agency
18.1(d), 39.4 When Recipient is incorporated
33.1 When Recipient is required to have insurance
34.3 When the initiative(s) take place in more than one province or territory or Recipient's place of business is not in the same province or territory as the initiative
8.2, 8.3, 9.2(e) When Recipient is a First Nation Political Organization
39.1 When Recipient is an Aboriginal Representative Organization

When another federal department or agency is providing funding, adjust these sections:

  • 2.1, 5.1, 6.1, 8.1(a), (b), 9.1, 13.1, 14.1, 14.2, 15.1,17.2, 17.3(b), 22.1, 33.1
  • Annex 1 definitions: "adjustment factor", "delivery requirements", "eligible costs", initiative", "Notice of Budget Adjustment"
  • Annex 4, Annex 6 etc.

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Table of contents

Funding Agreement

Between

[COMMENT][note: when federal agencies are providing funding under this Agreement: make sure the term you insert here properly represents the federal agency for legal purposes and that you make any necessary changes to references to "federal department" and "Minister" in the Agreement][/COMMENT]


Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada,

As represented by, the Minister of Indigenous Services, [and] the [COMMENT][insert name of other Minister(s) providing funding under the Agreement][/COMMENT]

This Agreement refers to this party to the Agreement as the

"Government of Canada".

And

[/:RecipientName][COMMENT][insert description of the legal status][/COMMENT][COMMENT][or where applicable add] [/COMMENT] duly incorporated under the laws of [COMMENT][select and insert as appropriate][/COMMENT]Canada, or [COMMENT][insert name of the province or the territory][/COMMENT]

This Agreement refers to this party to the Agreement as the

"Recipient".

Part 1 - The purpose and scope of the Agreement

1. The purpose of the Agreement

[COMMENT][replace "an initiative" with "initiatives" in sections 1.1 and 1.3 and "initiative" with "initiatives" in section 1.2 when DISC is funding more than one initiative under this Agreement][/COMMENT]

1.1 The Recipient wishes to undertake an initiativeand receive funds from the Government of Canada to assist with the costs, and agrees to account for the use of all funds provided and the results achieved with these funds.

1.2 The Government of Canada wishes to provide funds to support the Recipient's identified objectives for the initiative.

1.3 This Agreement describes the rules that apply to the funding being provided for an initiative and the duties of the Recipient and the Government of Canada under this Agreement.

2. The parts that make up the Agreement

2.1 "Agreement" means:

  • all the sections of this Agreement
  • the Annexes that are part of this Agreement:
    Annex 1 - Definitions of Words and Terms Underlined in the Agreement
    Annex 2 - Program, Service, and Activity Delivery Requirements and Adjustment Factors - DISC Funding
    Annex 3 - Conditions of Payment - DISC Funding
    Annex 4 - Payment Plan
    Annex 5 - Reporting Requirements and Due Dates - DISC Funding
    Annex 6 - Management Action Plan - DISC, if applicable
    Annex 7 - [COMMENT][add reference to additional annex(es) here if more than one other federal department is providing funding and number the annexes as follows: 7.1, 7.2...][/COMMENT]
    Annex 8 - Management Development Plan, if applicable
  • any amendments to and notices under this Agreement that are made according to its terms.

3. The scope of the Agreement

3.1 This Agreement is the complete agreement between the parties and replaces all previous negotiations, agreements, commitments, written correspondence, and discussions between the Government of Canada and the Recipient about its subject matter.

4. Duration of the Agreement

4.1 Unless this Agreement ends early, the duration of this Agreement is from the [Multi Year Start Date Day] day of [Multi Year Start Date Month], [Multi Year Start Date Year] until the [Multi Year End Date Day] day of [Multi Year End Date Month], [Multi Year End Date Year].

Part 2 - Government of Canada funding

5. Government of Canada funding

5.1 The Government of Canada will make payments to the Recipient, according to the terms of this Agreement:

  1. for the purpose(s) set out in Annex 2 - Program, Service, and Activity Delivery Requirements and Adjustment Factors - DISC Funding Funding [COMMENT][when funding includes funds from other federal departments, add in the other Annexes which set out funding deliverables][/COMMENT]
  2. up to the maximum amounts set out in Annex 3 - Conditions of Payment - DISC funding [COMMENT][when funding includes funds from other federal departments, add in the other Annexes which set out funding conditions][/COMMENT], and
  3. following the payment schedule in Annex 4 - Payment Plan.

5.2 If this Agreement covers more than one fiscal year, Annex 4 - Payment Plan will set out a payment schedule for the first fiscal year and the Government of Canada will, by notice, before each subsequent fiscal year, provide a revised payment schedule for that fiscal year.

6. Funding legislation and federal funding programs

6.1 An obligation on the Government of Canada to make a payment under this Agreement is dependent on an appropriation of funds by the Parliament of Canada for the fiscal year in which the payment is to be made, regardless of any other provision in this Agreement.

6.2 Any federal department providing funding under this Agreement may change or end the funding when:

  1. the Treasury Board of Canada changes or ends the funding program through which the funding is being provided
  2. the Minister presiding over that department changes or ends the funding program through which the funding is being provided, or
  3. the Parliament of Canada changes the funding levels of that department for the fiscal year in which the funding was to be provided.

7. Funds to be withheld - failure to file required reports

7.1 The Government of Canada may withhold funds from the Recipient when the Recipient has not submitted, by the due date, any financial or other report required by this Agreement or by a predecessor funding agreement between the Recipient and a federal department providing funding under this Agreement. The default provisions of this Agreement may also apply.

7.2 The Government of Canada will pay the withheld funds to the Recipient within 45 days of the required reports being submitted by the Recipient and accepted by the Government of Canada, subject to the provisions on Overspending (section 16.1) and Overpayments owing to the Government of Canada (section 17.1).

Part 3 - Recipient duties

8. General duties

8.1 The Recipient must:

  1. provide each program or service, or carry out each activity, according to the terms in Annex 2 - Program, Service, and Activity Delivery Requirements and Adjustment Factors - DISC funding [COMMENT][when funding includes funds from other federal departments, add in the other
    Annexes which set out funding arrangements][/COMMENT]
    , and
  2. track the receipt and use of funds according to the terms in Annex 3 - Conditions of Payment - DISC funding [COMMENT][when funding includes funds from other federal departments, add in the other Annexes which set out funding arrangements][/COMMENT] . , and

    [include (c) when a [COMMENT][include (c) when a federal department funding is over $100,000][/COMMENT]
  3. give notice (section 38, Notices in writing) promptly to any federal department that is providing over $100,000 funding for an initiative under this Agreement when the Recipient receives funding assistance from any other federal department, or any provincial, territorial, or municipal government for the same initiative. DISC may require the Recipient to pay back to DISC any amount of DISC funding that DISC considers a duplication of funding from another source [.] [, and]

    [COMMENT]Include (d) when Recipient has to have a Management Development Plan in place[/COMMENT]

    [COMMENT]Include (d) when Recipient has to have a Management Development Plan in place[/COMMENT]
  4. implement the Management Development Plan according to its schedule. The Recipient and DISC will meet to review the Recipient's implementation of the Management Development Plan as required by the Plan. A first meeting must take place no later than 6 months after the signing of this Agreement.

[COMMENT]Include 8.2 and 8.3 when the Recipient is a First Nation Political Organization[/COMMENT]

8.2 The Recipient must make its financial reports with respect to this Agreement, including its independent auditor's reports, available to the members of its member First Nations.

[COMMENT]Include 8.3 for First Nation Political Organisation; optional with other beneficiaries[/COMMENT]

8.3 The Recipient must implement and maintain conflict of interest guidelines. At a minimum, the conflict of interest guidelines must:

  1. prohibit an employee or representative of the Recipient from benefiting from that position beyond the compensation for being an employee or representative, and
  2. require any employee or representative of the Recipient who is in a conflict of interest relating to a decision to be made by the Recipient to disclose this conflict to the Recipient and then withdraw from the decision-making discussions.

9. The use of Government of Canada funds

9.1 The Recipient must use the funds provided by the Government of Canada for the eligible costs of each initiative described in Annex - 2 - Program, Service, and Activity Delivery Requirements and Adjustment Factors - DISC funding[COMMENT][when funding includes funds from other federal departments, add in the other Annexes which set out funding arrangements][/COMMENT].

9.2 The Recipient must not loan any of the funds provided by the Government of Canada under this Agreement unless permitted to do so in an annex to this Agreement.

[COMMENT][or, use the following 9.2 when loans are allowed and when the Recipient is NOT a First Nation Political Organization][/COMMENT]

9.2 Unless an annex to this Agreement says that loaning funds provided by the Government of Canada is not permitted, the Recipient may loan the funds when the following conditions are met:

  1. the loan is not for personal use
  2. the loan directly relates to an initiative funded under this Agreement
  3. the Recipient has a written loan policy which the Recipient will provide to the Government of Canada on request, and
  4. the Recipient and the borrower have a written agreement concerning the loan.

[COMMENT][or, use the following 9.2 when loans are allowed and when the Recipient is a First Nation Political Organization][/COMMENT]

9.2 Unless an annex to this Agreement says that loaning funds provided by the Government of Canada is not permitted, the Recipient may loan the funds when the following conditions are met:

  1. the loan is not for personal use
  2. the loan directly relates to an initiative funded under this Agreement
  3. the Recipient has a written loan policy which the Recipient will provide to the Government of Canada on request
  4. the Recipient and the borrower have a written agreement concerning the loan, and
  5. the Recipient will provide its written loan policy to members of its member First Nations when one of them so requests.

10. Record-keeping duties

10.1 The Recipient must keep financial records, including accounts, and non-financial records for each initiative.

10.2 The Recipient must maintain financial records in a way that substantiates the financial reports required under this Agreement. These records must also allow for audit as required by section 25.1 (Financial records to allow for audit).

10.3 The Recipient must store these financial and non-financial records, including all original supporting documentation, for 7 years. The 7 years start to run on the April 1st that follows the last fiscal year to which a record relates.

11. Reporting duties

11.1 By the reporting due dates set out in Annex 5 - Reporting Requirements and Due Dates - DISC Funding, the Recipient must provide DISC with:

  1. the financial reports required by the Reporting Guide for each fiscal year, or part of the year, that is within the time period covered by this Agreement, and
  2. any other required reports including those identified in Annex 5 - Reporting Requirements and Due Dates - DISC Funding and described in the Reporting Guide or in Annex 2 - Program, Service, and Activity Delivery Requirements and Adjustment Factors - DISC Funding.

11.2 The Recipient must also provide any other federal department that is providing funding under this Agreement with all the required reports identified in the annex relating to that funding.

11.3 The Recipient may request, in writing to the relevant funding department, before the due date, a deadline extension for providing a report required by the Agreement. The written request must explain the circumstances beyond the Recipient's control that prevent the Recipient from meeting the due date. The Government of Canada may agree to an extension and, if it so decides, will provide the Recipient with a written notice setting out the new due date.

11.4 The Government of Canada will notify the Recipient that it has received the Recipient's financial report within 30 days of receiving it.

[COMMENT][add the following sections 11.5 and 11.6 when Recipient required to have financial reports independently audited][/COMMENT]

11.5 The Recipient must have its yearly financial reports audited by an independent auditor who is recognized in the province or territory in which the Recipient has its administrative offices. The Recipient will notify the Government of Canada, in writing, of the appointment of the auditor at least 2 weeks before the end of the fiscal year being covered by the audited financial reports.

11.6 The Recipient must provide its audited yearly financial report to any federal department that is providing funding under this Agreement and requests a copy.

11.7 If this Agreement covers more than one fiscal year, DISC will provide by notice a revised Annex 5 - Reporting Requirements and Due Dates - DISC Funding for each new fiscal year. The Annex for the previous fiscal year will continue to apply in respect of that fiscal year.

12. Recipient accountability for the obligations in this Agreement

12.1 The Recipient may not assign, delegate, or subcontract any of its obligations under this Agreement and may not transfer funds to an agency to carry out or manage all or part of any initiative funded under this Agreement.

[COMMENT][or, use the following 12.1 and 12.2 when the Recipient may delegate obligations or transfer funds][/COMMENT]

12.1 The Recipient may delegate obligations or transfer funds to an agency to carry out or manage all or part of an initiative funded under this Agreement. The Recipient remains accountable for the obligations in this Agreement and is responsible for making certain that the agency fulfills its contractual obligations to the Recipient.

12.2 When the Recipient delegates obligations or transfers funds to an agency, the Recipient must ensure that:

  1. the responsibilities, roles, and relationship between the agency and the Recipient are clearly stated
  2. the agency provides the Recipient with timely reports in a way that allows the Recipient to comply with the financial reporting and record-keeping requirements of this Agreement
  3. the agency consents to allow the Recipient to provide the Government of Canada with financial or other reports that the agency submits to the Recipient
  4. the agency will, upon request of auditor(s) or evaluator(s) employed or on contract to the Government of Canada

    1. provide them with access to all of its financial records and non-financial records, including supporting documentation, relating to any initiative which the agency is carrying out or managing for the Recipient
    2. allow them to inspect these records and to make copies or extracts of these records unless that is prohibited by law
    3. provide them with all necessary assistance including access to the agency's premises, and
    4. direct any entity that has provided accounting or record-keeping services to the agency to provide them with copies of accounts and other records relating to any initiative that the agency is carrying out or managing, in whole or in part, for the Recipient,
  5. the agency maintains records relating to all or part of any initiative that the agency is carrying out or managing for the Recipient, including original supporting documents, and stores them for 7 years counting the time from the April 1st that follows the last fiscal year to which a document relates, and
  6. there is a written contract between the Recipient and the agency, signed by each of their authorized representatives, that sets out, at a minimum:

    1. the obligations of the agency, including those relating to the Recipient's obligations under this Agreement which are set out in sections (a) to (e)
    2. the understanding that the relationship between the Recipient and the agency does not and is not intended to create an agency, association, employer-employee, or joint venture relationship between the agency and the Government of Canada and that neither the Recipient nor the agency will suggest that it does
    3. the agreement that the obligations in sections (c), (d), and (e) continue after the end of the contract between the agency and the Recipient, and
    4. the permission to provide the Government of Canada with a copy of the contract between the agency and the Recipient.

Part 4 - Funding management

13. Timing of payments for eligible costs

13.1 Annex 4 - Payment Plan sets out the amounts and the timing of payments for the Recipient's eligible costs under this Agreement. The Recipient must use the funds provided for the purpose, in the amounts, and during the timeframe detailed in Annex 4.

14. Changes in funding needs or timing - no increase in maximum payable

14.1 When the Recipient becomes aware that advance payments to be made for an initiative according to the schedule in Annex 4 - Payment Plan are no longer accurate and that there is a need for funds sooner or there will be a delay before some funds are required, the Recipient must notify the relevant funding department promptly and propose appropriate amendments to Annex 4. A change in the amount or timing of an advance payment may not increase the overall amount of funding for an initiative.

14.2 The relevant funding department will notify the Recipient of its acceptance or rejection of the proposed adjustment within 30 days. When the funding department agrees to make an adjustment, it will send a Notice of Cash Flow Adjustment to the Recipient and attach the appropriately amended Annex 4.

15. Changes in funding affecting the amount payable - adjustment factor

15.1 When the amount of funding to be provided to the Recipient changes according to an adjustment factor set out in Annex 2 - Program, Services, and Activity Delivery Requirements and Adjustment Factors - DISC Funding [COMMENT][when funding includes funds from other federal departments, add in the other Annexes which set out funding arrangements][/COMMENT], the relevant funding department will send the Recipient a Notice of Budget Adjustment with the appropriately amended Annex 3[COMMENT][when funding includes funds from other federal departments, add in the other Annexes which set out funding arrangements][/COMMENT] and Annex 4 - Payment Plan.

16. Overspending - Recipient's responsibility

16.1 The Recipient is responsible for any expenses that the Recipient has incurred for an initiative which are more than the amount of funding provided for eligible costs under this Agreement.

17. Overpayments owing to the Government of Canada

17.1 Any amount that the Recipient is required to pay back to the Government of Canada or that the Recipient otherwise owes to the Government of Canada is a debt due to the Government of Canada. The debt becomes payable when the Government of Canada notifies the Recipient of the debt. After giving this notice, the Government of Canada may set off the debt against any amount payable to the Recipient under this Agreement or any other agreement through which a federal department provides funding to the Recipient.

17.2 Without limiting the default (section 18) or termination (section 29) provisions of this Agreement, the Recipient must repay the Government of Canada any overpayment of funds provided to the Recipient according to the provisions in Annex 3 - Conditions of Payment - DISC funding funding [COMMENT][when funding includes funds from other federal departments, add in the other Annexes which set out funding arrangements][/COMMENT] and Annex 4 - Payment Plan.

17.3 An overpayment may occur, for example, when:

  1. the Recipient did not spend all the funds provided by the Government of Canada
  2. the Recipient did not spend funds on eligible costs during the fiscal year in which they were allocated to be spent and Annex 3 [COMMENT][when funding includes funds from other federal departments, add in the other Annexes which set out funding arrangements][/COMMENT] does [do] not allow any other option
  3. the Recipient spent funds on an expense that is not an eligible cost, or
  4. the Government of Canada made an overpayment in error.

17.4 The Recipient may include payment of the debt due to the Government of Canada with its financial report identifying the overpayment.

17.5 The Government of Canada will charge interest on overdue amounts owing under this Agreement in accordance with the Interest and Administrative Charges Regulations, SOR/96-188, made under the Financial Administration Act.

Part 5 - Default under this Agreement

18. Circumstances of default

18.1 The Recipient is in default of this Agreement when:

a. the Recipient defaults on any of its obligations set out in this Agreement or in any other funding agreement with a federal department providing funding under this Agreement

b. the Recipient's independent auditor gives a disclaimer of opinion or adverse opinion of the financial statements of the Recipient required under this Agreement or under any previous funding agreement between the Recipient and a federal department providing funding under this Agreement which required an independent audit

c. a Minister representing the Government of Canada in this Agreement is of the opinion, after having reviewed the Recipient's financial reports and any other financial information, that the Recipient's financial position puts an initiative at risk, or

d. the Recipient becomes bankrupt or insolvent, goes into receivership, takes the benefit of any statute relating to bankrupt or insolvent debtors, or ceases operations.

[COMMENT][Replace (d) with the following section (d) when the Recipient is
incorporated]
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d. the Recipient becomes bankrupt or insolvent, goes into receivership, takes the benefit of any statute relating to bankrupt or insolvent debtors, ceases operations, or ceases to be a corporation in good standing under the applicable laws of Canada or of a province or territory.

19. Commitment to communicate

19.1 In the event that the Recipient is in default, the parties will communicate or meet to review the situation.

20. Remedies on default

20.1 Despite section 19.1, in the event that the Recipient is in default of this Agreement, the Government of Canada may take one or more of the following actions:

  1. require the Recipient to develop and implement a Management Action Plan within 60 calendar days, or within another time agreed to by the parties in writing
  2. require the Recipient to seek advisory support from a source and of a type acceptable to the Government of Canada
  3. withhold any funds otherwise payable under this Agreement
  4. require the Recipient to take any other reasonable action necessary to remedy the default
  5. take such other reasonable action as the Government of Canada deems necessary, including any remedies which may be set out by a federal department in an Annex to this Agreement, or
  6. terminate this Agreement.

20.2 Despite the reference to the Government of Canada in section 20.1, the remedies set out there may be exercised by any one or more of the federal departments providing funding to the Recipient under this Agreement.

21. Disclosure of financial records to other departments

21.1 Without limiting the Government of Canada's right to conduct an audit under section 24 or its options under section 20 (Remedies on default), when the Recipient defaults on an obligation under this Agreement to make a financial report available to a requesting federal department that is providing funding under this Agreement, DISC may provide the relevant financial reports to that federal department.

[COMMENT][add paragraph 21.2 when Recipient is to have financial reports independently audited ][/COMMENT]

21.2 Without limiting the Government of Canada's right to conduct an audit under section 24 or its options under section 20 (Remedies on default), when the Recipient defaults on the obligation under this Agreement to provide the Government of Canada with an independently-audited financial report, the Government of Canada may:

  1. require the Recipient to appoint an independent auditor, recognized in the province or territory in which the Recipient has its administrative offices, to audit the Recipient's financial reports at the Recipient's cost and to deliver the audited [add paragraph 21.2 when Recipient is to have financial reports independently audited ]financial reports to the Government of Canada within a reasonable time set by the Government of Canada, or
  2. appoint an independent auditor, recognized in the province or territory in which the Recipient has its administrative offices, in which case:

    1. the Recipient will provide the auditor appointed by the Government of Canada with full access to its financial accounts and non-financial records and with any other information that the auditor needs to perform the audit, and
    2. the Recipient will reimburse the Government of Canada for all of the audit costs.

Part 6 - Information and the publication of information

22. Disclosure of information by the Government of Canada

22.1 The Government of Canada may make public:

  1. the name of the Recipient
  2. the amount of funding provided under this Agreement, and
  3. the general nature of each initiative described in Annex 2 - Program, Service, and Activity Delivery Requirements and Adjustment Factors [COMMENT][when funding includes funds from other federal departments, add in the other Annexes which set out funding arrangements]
    [/COMMENT]
    .

22.2 Section 22.1 does not limit the rights or obligations that the Government of Canada has to disclose information.

23. Publicity about funding

23.1 Either the Government of Canada or the Recipient may propose to the other party a joint public announcement or the development of joint communication materials that recognize the Government of Canada's funding for an initiative under this Agreement. Communication materials may include public events, media releases, interviews, speeches, publications, signage, websites, advertising, and promotional materials.

23.2 The party making the proposal will provide time for the other party to respond in writing before the communication release or event. The party receiving the proposal will respond as soon as reasonably possible to facilitate attendance and to allow for the timely production and distribution of the communication material.

Part 7 - Government of Canada audit and evaluation

24. Government of Canada right to audit and evaluate

24.1 Any federal department that provides funding under this Agreement, individually or with any other federal department that provides funding under this Agreement, may:

a. audit the records of the Recipient or any agency to assess compliance with this Agreement or to confirm the integrity of any information reported to the Government of Canada under this Agreement, or

b. audit or evaluate the Recipient's management and financial control practices in relation to this agreement or the effectiveness of any or all of the initiatives funded under this Agreement.
[COMMENT][or use the following section (b) when a Recipient is allowed to delegate obligations under section 12.1][/COMMENT]

b. audit or evaluate the Recipient's management and financial control practices in relation to this Agreement or the effectiveness of any or all of the initiatives funded under this Agreement, including initiatives managed or carried out, in whole or in part, by an agency on behalf of the Recipient.

24.2 The Government of Canada will decide on the number, scope, coverage, and timing of any audit(s) or evaluation(s).

24.3 An audit or evaluation may be carried out by one or more auditors or evaluators employed by or on contract to the Government of Canada.

24.4 When an audit or evaluation under this section takes place, the Recipient must cooperate in the conduct of the audit or evaluation and, upon request, assist the auditor(s) or evaluator(s) and provide them with the information that they require including by:

  1. providing them with:
    1. access to all records relating to this Agreement and to the funding provided under this Agreement, including all original supporting documents, and
    2. any other information that they may require with respect to these records
  2. allowing them to inspect these records
  3. allowing them to make copies or extracts of these records unless that is prohibited by law
  4. providing them with records maintained under any previous agreement by which the Government of Canada provided funding to the Recipient and which, in the opinion of the auditors or evaluators, may be relevant to the audit or evaluation
  5. providing them with access to the Recipient's premises, and
  6. in the case of an audit,
    1. directing anyone who has provided the Recipient with accounting or record-keeping services to provide copies of those accounts and other records to the auditor(s)[.][, and]

      [COMMENT][add paragraph (ii) when Recipient is to have financial reports independently audited][/COMMENT]
    2. giving consent to the independent auditor(s), who audited a recipient's financial reports under section 11.5 or section 21.2(a), to allow the Government of Canada auditor(s) access to the working papers that support the independent auditor(s)'s opinion or disclaimer of opinion.

[COMMENT][add 24.5 when Recipient to have financial reports independently audited] [/COMMENT]

24.5 This section on audit and evaluation does not limit the Recipient's obligation to have financial reports audited under section 11.5 or Canada's right under section 21.2 to appoint an independent auditor or to require the Recipient to do so.

24.6 The audit and evaluation opportunities that this section gives to any federal department that provided funding under this Agreement and the duties that it imposes on the Recipient continue for 7 years after the termination or expiry of the Agreement.

25. Financial records to allow for audit

25.1 The Recipient must maintain financial records, including accounting documentation, regarding all funding provided by the Government of Canada in a way that will allow for audit.

Part 8 - Legal considerations

26. Relationship between the Recipient and the Government of Canada

26.1 This Agreement does not and is not intended to create an agency, association, employer-employee, or joint venture relationship between the Recipient and the Government of Canada. The Recipient may not suggest that it does.

27. Amendments to this Agreement

27.1 This Agreement may only be amended by a written agreement signed by the Government of Canada and the Recipient. Except, the Government of Canada may amend this Agreement without the agreement of the Recipient when it makes a change to:

  1. extend a reporting due date under section 11.3
  2. funding under section 6.1 and 6.2
  3. the Payment Plan by a Notice of Cash Flow Adjustment (section 14.2), or
  4. an amount of funding by a Notice of Budget Adjustment (section 15.1).

28. Dispute resolution

28.1 The parties agree to attempt to resolve disputes with respect to this Agreement through negotiation or another appropriate dispute resolution process, except that a dispute resolution process will not be used regarding:

  1. a Recipient budget decision made in accordance with this Agreement
  2. the amount of funding provided under this Agreement, and
  3. a Government of Canada audit or evaluation.

28.2 Using negotiation or another dispute resolution process will not suspend or delay a Government of Canada decision that the Recipient is in default or any action taken by the Government of Canada under section 6 (Funding legislation and federal funding programs) or section 20 (Remedies on default).

28.3 In the event that the parties are unable to resolve the dispute through negotiation and agree to use mediation, the Government of Canada and the Recipient will share the costs of mediation equally. The Recipient must not use funds provided under the Agreement to cover any mediation costs.

28.4 No one may use any information from discussions, meeting notes, offers of settlement, or other oral or written communications from a dispute resolution process in any legal proceedings unless the law requires it. This restriction does not apply to information or communications that would have been admissible or subject to discovery rules in a legal proceeding if the dispute resolution process had not taken place.

29. Termination of the Agreement

29.1 Without limiting section 6 (Funding legislation and federal funding programs) or section 20 (Remedies on default), a party wishing to terminate this Agreement must communicate its intentions to the other party. The parties must:

  1. try to resolve any dispute following the process in section 28, when applicable, and
  2. agree to a winding up timeframe that will not jeopardize the initiative(s).

29.2 Once the requirements of section 29.1 have been met, the party wishing to terminate the Agreement under that section must give the other party at least 60 days written notice. The notice must include the reason for its decision to terminate the Agreement.

29.3 In the case of the termination of this Agreement, including termination under section 20 (Remedies on default):

  1. the Recipient must provide the Government of Canada with the financial reports required under section 11 (Reporting duties) within 120 days of the termination date of this Agreement
  2. the Recipient must return to the Government of Canada any funds provided under this Agreement that were unspent by its termination date and must repay any debts owed to the Government of Canada under this Agreement as required by section 17 (Overpayments owing to the Government of Canada), and
  3. unless the Government of Canada and the Recipient agree otherwise in writing, the Government of Canada will pay any amount it owes the Recipient under this Agreement up to its termination date or may set off any amount owed to the Recipient against any amount the Recipient owes it under this Agreement or under any other funding agreement between the Recipient and the Government of Canada.

29.4 This section survives the termination or expiry of this Agreement.

30. Obligations that continue after the Agreement ends

30.1 In addition to the sections which specifically state that the section continues to apply after the termination or expiry of the Agreement, the obligations in the following sections also survive the termination or expiry of this Agreement:

  1. section 10, Record-keeping duties
  2. section 11, Reporting duties
  3. section 12, Recipient accountability for obligations in the Agreement
  4. section 16, Overspending
  5. section 17, Overpayments owing to the Government of Canada
  6. section 21, Disclosure of financial records to other government departments
  7. section 22, Disclosure of information by the Government of Canada
  8. section 23, Publicity about funding, and
  9. section 25, Financial records to allow for audit.

31. Written waiver required

31.1 A party's waiver in relation to this Agreement is only valid when that party has put the waiver in writing.

31.2 A party does not lose a right to take action under this Agreement because it waived its right to act on a previous occasion.

32. Right to indemnity, protection from liability

32.1 The Recipient will indemnify the Government of Canada, its Ministers, officers, employees, servants, agents, successors, and assigns from any claims, liabilities, and demands arising directly or indirectly from:

  1. any act, omission, or negligence of the Recipient or any agency acting for the Recipient
  2. any breach of this Agreement by the Recipient, or
  3. the fulfillment, in whole or in part, or the non-fulfillment of any of the Recipient's obligations under this Agreement.

32.2 The Recipient will not hold the Government of Canada liable for any losses it may experience from any claims, liabilities, and demands that may arise as a result of the Recipient, or any agency acting for the Recipient, entering into any loan, capital lease, or other long-term obligation.

32.3 The right to indemnity and the liability protection this section provides to the Government of Canada continues after the end of this Agreement.

33. Insurance

33.1 The Recipient is responsible for deciding on the need for insurance coverage for its own protection and to cover its obligations under this Agreement.

[COMMENT][substitute 33.1 below when insurance is a Program requirement][/COMMENT]

33.1 The Recipient must maintain at least the minimum insurance coverage described in Annex 2 - Program, Service, and Activity Delivery Requirements and Adjustment Factors - DISC Funding [COMMENT][when funding includes funds from other federal departments, add in the other Annexes which set out funding arrangements][/COMMENT].

34. Legislation and government documents

34.1 In this Agreement, a reference to federal legislation means the federal legislation in force at the time of the signing of this Agreement and includes any subsequent amendments to it. A reference to Government of Canada documents means the Government of Canada documents available at the time of the signing of this Agreement and their replacements.

34.2 DIAND will publish a Reporting Guide for each fiscal year before the fiscal year begins. DIAND may amend a Reporting Guide during the fiscal year only if the amendment arises from a requirement of the Treasury Board of Canada. DISC will promptly inform the Recipient of any such amendment.

[COMMENT][Option: remove 34.3 if the initiative(s) is (are) delivered or take(s) place in more than one province or territory or when the Recipient's place of business is not in the same province or territory as the initiative.][/COMMENT]

34.3 The laws of Canada and the laws of the province or territory in which the initiative(s) funded under this Agreement takes place will be used to interpret this Agreement.

35. Definitions

35.1 Words and terms that have a special meaning in the Agreement are underlined and defined in Annex 1 - Definitions of the Words and Terms that are underlined in the Agreement.

36. Aids to usability

36.1 The Table of Contents, section headings, and Index are not part of this Agreement and are not to be used to interpret this Agreement. They are in place to help the reader to find topics more easily.

37. Effect of the Agreement on the parties

37.1 This Agreement is binding on the Recipient and the Government of Canada, and their respective administrators and successors.

Part 9 - Notices

38. Notices in writing

38.1 When this Agreement requires one party to give the other party a notice, request, or direction, it must be in writing, and addressed as indicated in this section.

38.2 The notice may be delivered in one of the following ways with the date of the notice being as indicated:

  1. by personal delivery in which case the date of the notice will be the date on which it was delivered
  2. by registered mail or courier, in which case the date of the notice is the date the addressee party acknowledged receipt of the notice
  3. by facsimile or electronic mail, in which case the date of the notice is the date upon which the notice was transmitted and its receipt by the other party can be confirmed.

38.3 Either party may change the address information in this Agreement by providing notice to the other party.

38.4 For the purpose of this Agreement, a notice is to be addressed to:

  1. the Recipient at: [COMMENT][add contact information, including e-mail address][/COMMENT]
  2. DISC at: [COMMENT][add contact information, including e-mail address]
    [add in (c), if applicable][/COMMENT]
  3. [federal department] at: [COMMENT][add contact information, including e-mail address] [/COMMENT]

Part 10 - Warranties and conditions required on signing the Agreement

39. Recipient warranties

39.1 The Recipient warrants that any person lobbying on its behalf is registered as required by the Lobbying Act.

[COMMENT][replace the above section 39.1 with the following when the Recipient is an Aboriginal Representative Organization][/COMMENT]

39.1 The Recipient warrants that:

  1. the Recipient has not, directly or indirectly, paid or agreed to pay, and will not, directly or indirectly, pay a contingency fee to a person for soliciting, negotiating, or obtaining this Agreement
  2. where any person who, for payment, has, before the term of this Agreement, undertaken to communicate or arrange a meeting, on behalf of the Recipient, with any "public office holder" or "designated public office holder", as defined by the Lobbying Act, with respect to funding provided by this Agreement, that person is registered as required by that Act
  3. where any person who, for payment, during the term of this Agreement, undertakes to communicate or arrange a meeting, on behalf of the Recipient, with any "public office holder" or "designated public office holder" as defined by the Lobbying Act, that person is registered as required by that Act, and
  4. where the Recipient employs one or more individuals whose duties include communicating, on behalf of the Recipient, with any "public office holder" or "designated public office holder" as defined by the Lobbying Act, the officer responsible for filing returns for the Recipient files all returns required by that Act.

39.2 The Recipient warrants that no member of the House of Commons or the Senate of Canada will have a share or part of any benefit arising from this Agreement that is not also available to the general public.

39.3 The Recipient warrants that no individual to whom the post-employment provisions of the Conflict of Interest Act, the Conflict of Interest and Post-Employment Code for Public Office Holders, the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector, the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Service, the Policy on Conflict of Interest and Post-Employment, or the values and ethics code of any Federal Department apply will derive any benefit from this Agreement unless the individual is in compliance with all the applicable post-employment provisions.

[COMMENT][include 39.4 if Recipient is a corporation][/COMMENT]

39.4 The Recipient warrants that it is a corporation in good standing under the applicable laws of Canada or of a province or territory and that it will remain in good standing during this Agreement.

Signed on [Insert date]
by the Government of Canada's authorized representative(s):
Signed on [Insert date]
authorized representative(s):
[Insert name and title]
Department of Indigenous Services Canada
[Insert name and title]

Note: If the Recipient is incorporated, insert after each
signature: "I have the authority to bind the corporation."
Witness:


[Insert name and title]

Date :
Witness:


[Insert name and title]

Date :

[COMMENT]Ensure that any other federal department(s) that provide(s) funding under this Agreement is included in the signature block.[/COMMENT]


[Insert name and title]
[Insert Name of other federal department]

Witness:

[Insert name and title]

Date:

Annex 1 - Definitions of Words and Terms underlined in the Agreement

In this Agreement, unless otherwise stated, the following words and terms have the noted meaning.

adjustment factor a pre-determined factor, set out in Annex 2 - Program, Services, and Activity Delivery Requirements and Adjustment Factors, which recognizes a cost component which is unknown to the parties at the time of signing the Agreement and which may affect the amount of funding for an initiative. [COMMENT][when funding includes funds from other federal departments, add in the other Annexes which set out funding arrangements] [/COMMENT].
agency an authority, board, committee, or other entity that the Recipient has authorized to act on its behalf as allowed by this Agreement.
capital asset a tangible item that is purchased, constructed, developed, or otherwise acquired and:

a. is held for use in the production or supply of goods or the delivery of services, or to produce business outputs

b. is intended to be used on a continuing basis

c. has a useful life that extends beyond the Recipient's fiscal year, and

d. is not intended for resale in the ordinary course of operations.
capital costs the reasonable and direct costs of design, acquisition, construction, expansion, modification, conversion, transportation, installation, and insurance during construction of a capital asset, as well as the cost of licensing and franchising fees, incurred by a Recipient.
cash flow periodic payments that DISC makes to the Recipient on behalf of the Government of Canada in accordance with the schedule in Annex 4 - Payment Plan.
contribution funding under this Agreement. Under contribution funding:

- all payments made by the Government of Canada must match the eligible costs incurred by the Recipient and accounted for as required by this Agreement

- unexpended funds must be repaid to the Government of Canada unless otherwise specified in the Agreement, and

- payments received and used for non-eligible costs, must be repaid to the Government of Canada.
delivery requirements the description of an initiative and its expected outcomes set out as part of this Agreement in Annex 2 - Program, Service, and Activity Delivery Requirements and Adjustment Factors - DISC Funding [COMMENT] [when funding includes funds from other government departments, add in the other Annexes which set out funding arrangements][/COMMENT].
DIAND Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development which is also known as Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada or INAC.
DISC Department of Indigenous Services Canada 
eligible costs reasonable expenses to support an initiative according to the requirements of that initiative as set out in Annex2 - Program, Service, and Activity Delivery Requirements and Adjustment Factors - DISC Funding [COMMENT] [when funding includes funds from other government departments, add in the other Annexes which set out funding arrangements][/COMMENT].

For example, "eligible costs" may include capital costs, costs of related infrastructure development, costs of shares and assets, operating costs, marketing costs, costs of engaging consultants and other qualified professionals, and costs associated with providing financial and business services
fiscal year unless otherwise stated, "fiscal year" is the Government of Canada's fiscal year which is the one-year period beginning on April 1 of one calendar year and ending on March 31 of the next calendar year.
grant funding that a Recipient may use for an initiative as long as the Recipient continues to meet the eligibility requirements.
initiative a program, service, or activity described in Annex 2 - Program, Service, and Activity Delivery Requirements an Adjustment Factors - DISC Funding [COMMENT][when funding includes funds from other government departments, add in the other Annexes which set out funding arrangements][/COMMENT], towards which the Government of Canada is providing funding support under this Agreement.
Management Action Plan a plan developed by the Recipient and acceptable to DISC, and any amendments to the plan developed by the Recipient and acceptable to DISC, that sets out the measures the Recipient will take to remedy a default under this Agreement.
Management Development Plan a plan developed and approved by the Recipient which addresses the recommendations identified in a DISC assessment of the Recipient's administrative, accountability, and management practices. The plan must be accepted by DISC and implemented by the Recipient, and is an annex to this Agreement.
Notice of Budget Adjustment a notice that the Government of Canada sends to the Recipient that changes a funding amount in accordance with an adjustment factor in Annex 2 - Program, Service, and Activity Delivery Requirements and Adjustment Factors - DISC Funding [COMMENT][when funding includes funds from other government departments, add in the other Annexes which set out funding arrangements][/COMMENT].
Reporting Guide a document published by Canada for each fiscal year, that describes the content of the reports that the Recipient must submit to DISC with regards to the activities funded under this Agreement and that describes the content of the financial and related reports that the Recipient must submit to DISC.
set off (a debt) an approach to the payment of a debt when both parties owe each other money. The amount owing to one is reduced by the amount owing to the other. For example, A owes B $1000 and B owes A $1500. The set off approach allows A to discharge the debt to B leaving B owing A $500.

 

Annex 2 - Programs, Service, and Activity Delivery Requirements and Adjustment Factors - DISC funding

[COMMENT][Note to DISC officials - select only the parts that apply to the Recipient and initiatives under this Agreement. Number the paragraphs once you have inserted all the elements you require.]

Note: Additional Delivery Requirements can be found in the National First Nations and Tribal Recipients Funding Agreement Model[/COMMENT]

Initiative
*program *service *activity
Delivery Requirements Adjustment Factor(s)
Governance and Institutions of Government/Representative Institutions The Recipient will carry out all the activities set out in its proposal dated <Month, Day, Year> which were approved by DISC on <Month, Day, Year>. <insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable>
Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada The Recipient will carry out all the activities set out in its proposal dated <Month, Day, Year> which were approved by DISC on <Month, Day, Year>. <insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable>
Consultation and Policy Development - Governance The Recipient will carry out all the activities in the approved work plan, dated <Month, Day, Year> according to the agreed upon terms and conditions. <insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable>
First Nations Fiscal Management Act First Nation Tax Commission
The Recipient will carry out all programs, services, and activities set out in the First Nations Tax Commission Annual Corporate Plan [fiscal year].

First Nation Financial Management Board
The Recipient will carry out all "strategies" for each "business line" of the First Nations Financial Management Board Annual Corporate Plan [fiscal year].

First Nation Finance Authority
The Recipient will carry out all "strategies" for each "business line" of the First Nations Finance Authority proposal approved by DISC.
<insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable>
Elementary and Secondary Instructional Services - Provincial, Private/Independent Schools: Tuition Agreements [COMMENT]Note : Delivery Requirements to be used when AANDC is entering into a Funding Agreement with a provincial School Board/district/division, or a private/independent school:[/COMMENT]

The Recipient will provide instructional services to eligible students from <insert the names of the bands/reserves where the students are living>who wish to attend the Recipients' school(s).

The Recipient agrees to provide the eligible students with the same quality of education as provided to all other students while taking into consideration any special needs (other than special needs covered by the High-Cost Special Education Program) or requirements that the parties may deem that individual students have.
<insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable>
High-Cost Special Education Program The Recipient will administer the High-Cost Special Education Program in accordance with the funding request approved by DISC, the Terms and Conditions for the Grants and Contributions to Support First Nations Elementary and Secondary Educational Advancement and the High-Cost Special Education Program National Program Guidelines issued by DISC as amended from time to time. <insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable>
Elementary and Secondary Education Program - Band-Operated Schools - Second Level Education Services The Recipient will deliver the Second Level Education Services to band-operated schools in accordance with the Terms and Conditions for the Grants and Contributions to Support First Nations Elementary and Secondary Educational Advancement and the Elementary and Secondary Education Program National Program Guidelines issued by DISC as amended from time to time. <insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable>
New Paths for Education The Recipient will administer the New Paths for Education program in accordance with the proposal approved by DISC, the Terms and Conditions for the Grants and Contributions to Support First Nations Elementary and Secondary Educational Advancement and the New Paths for Education National Program Guidelines issued by DISC as amended from time to time. <insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable>
Education Partnerships Program The Recipient will administer the Education Partnerships Program in accordance with the proposal approved by DISC, the Terms and Conditions for the Grants and Contributions to Support First Nations Elementary and Secondary Educational Advancement, and the Education Partnerships Program National Program Guidelines issued by DISC as amended from time to time. <insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable>
First Nations and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy The Recipient shall administer the First Nations and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy in accordance with the proposal (s) approved by DISC, the Terms and Conditions for the Grants and Contributions to Increase First Nations and Inuit Youth Participation in Education and Labour Market Opportunities, and the Summer Work Experience Program and the Skills Link Program National Program Guidelines issued by DISC as amended from time to time. <insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable>
Post-Secondary Education Program The Recipient will administer the Post-Secondary Student Support Program and the University and College Entrance Preparation Program in accordance with the Terms and Conditions for the Grants and Contributions to Support First Nations and Inuit Post-Secondary Educational Advancement, and the Post- Secondary Student Support Program and University and College Entrance Preparation Program National Program Guidelines issued by DISC as amended from time to time. <insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable>
Post-Secondary Partnerships Program The Recipient will administer the Post-Secondary Partnerships Program in accordance with the proposal and work-plans approved by DISC, the Terms and Conditions for the Grants and Contributions to Support First Nations and Inuit Post-Secondary Educational Advancement, and the Post-Secondary Partnerships Program National Program Guidelines issued by DISC as amended from time to time. <insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable>
Elementary and Secondary Education - Instructional Services - Band-Operated Schools The Recipient shall: (a) administer the Elementary and Secondary Education Program in accordance with the Terms and Conditions for the Grants and Contributions to Support First Nations Elementary and Secondary Educational Advancement and the Elementary and Secondary Education Program National Program Guidelines issued by DISC as amended from time to time. <insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable>
First Nation and Inuit Cultural Education Centres Program The Recipient will administer the First Nation and Inuit Cultural Education Centres Program in accordance with the proposal approved by DISC, the Terms and Conditions for the Grants and Contributions to Increase First Nations and Inuit Youth Participation in Education and Labour Market Opportunities, and the First Nation and Inuit Cultural Education Centres Program National Program Guidelines issued by DISC as amended from time to time. <insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable>
Indspire The Recipient will administer the First Nation and Inuit Cultural Education Centres Program in accordance with the proposal approved by DISC, the Terms and Conditions for the Grants and Contributions to Increase First Nations and Inuit Youth Participation in Education and Labour Market Opportunities, and the First Nation and Inuit Cultural Education Centres Program National Program Guidelines issued by DISC as amended from time to time. <insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable>
Income Assistance The Recipient will:

(a) administer the Income Assistance Program in accordance with DISC's National Income Assistance Program Guidelines and any other current approved program documentation issued by DISC as amended from time to time.

[COMMENT]Use the following text when funding the Recipient to administer pre-employment supports based on an approved proposal:[/COMMENT]

(b) deliver pre-employment supports in accordance with the proposal <Name of Project> approved on <Day, Month, Year>.
<insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable>
First Nation Child and Family Services The Recipient will administer the First Nations Child and Family Services Program in accordance with Provincial or Territorial legislation, as well as DISC's First Nations Child and Family Services Program National Guidelines and any other current approved program documentation issued by DISC as amended from time to time. <insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable>
Assisted Living The Recipient will administer the Assisted Living Program in accordance with DISC's National Assisted Living Program Guidelines and any other current approved program documentation issued by DISC as amended from time to time. <insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable>
Family Violence Prevention The Recipient will administer the Family Violence Prevention Program in accordance with DISC's Family Violence Prevention Program National Guidelines and any other current approved program documentation issued by DISC as amended from time to time. <insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable>
Interlocutor Program
- General
-Building Governance Capacity
-Tripartite
-Bilateral Relations
-Metis Contributions to Canada
-Aboriginal Relations Canada

The Recipient will carry out the project activities in accordance with the approved work plan, dated <Month, Day, Year>, as well as any other terms and conditions set out in this Agreement. The Recipient must report on its progress in achieving the objectives, activities, and expected outcomes as specified in the approved work plan.

<insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable>
Federal Initiative on Consultation
-Federal Initiative on Consultation
-Interministerial efforts

The Recipient will carry out the project activities in accordance with the approved work plan, dated <Month, Day, Year>, as well as any other terms and conditions set out in this Agreement. The Recipient must report on its progress in achieving the objectives, activities, and expected outcomes as specified in the approved work plan.

<insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable>
Emergency Management Assistance The Recipient will provide Emergency Management Assistance activities in accordance with the terms and conditions found in the DISC approved statement of work for <insert name of activity being funded> and dated <Month, Day, Year>. <insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable>
Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Program - Business Capital and Support Services The Recipient will carry out activities in accordance with the Program Guidelines and DISC approved operational plans, including the terms and conditions in the plan approvals. <insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable>
Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Program- Business Opportunities The Recipient will carry out activities in accordance with the Program Guidelines and DISC approved operational plans, including the terms and conditions in the plan approvals. <insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable>
Strategic Partnerships Initiative Program The Recipient will carry out the activities in accordance with the Strategic Partnerships Initiative (SPI) Program Guidelines and DISC approved projects as outlined in the Statement of Work, including the project terms and conditions. The additional terms and conditions in the Statement of Work are applicable only to the delivery of this Program. <insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable>
Community Infrastructure Program The Recipient will carry out activities in accordance with the Protocol for AANDC Funded Infrastructure (PAFI), as amended from time to time, and with the terms and conditions in the statement of work. <insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable>
Community Infrastructure Program - Major Capital Infrastructure Projects The Recipient will:

a) carry out and complete the Project in accordance with the Approved Project Approval Request entitled <insert name of the project>;

b) provide evidence to the Minister, prior to the commencement of the Project, that the Project Manager has the required experience and qualifications given the nature and scope of the Project and has adequate liability insurance;

c) not alter the nature or scope of the Project as set out in the Approved Project Request, without the prior consent of the Minister;

d) provide evidence to the Minister that all inspections, and design certifications are carried out by professionals who are licensed in the province or territory in which the Project is taking place;

e) obtain the approval of a qualified person, such as an engineer, during the design/construction process for conformance to applicable fire codes prior to the occupancy and usage of public buildings such as schools, community buildings, etc.

f) submit and obtain, 30 day prior to the completion of the Project the maintenance and financial management plans that will be adhered to once the Project is completed.
<insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable>
Matrimonial Real Property Implementation Support Program [COMMENT]Use the following text when funding the Recipient hosting the Centre of Excellence:[/COMMENT]

The Recipient will carry out all services and activities set out in the ''Terms and conditions Related to the Establishment and Maintaining the Centre of Excellence for Matrimonial Real Property'' provided to the Recipient on <Month, Day, Year>, and its work plan dated <Month, Day, Year>, which was approved by DISC on <Month, Day, Year>.

[COMMENT]Use the following text when funding Other Recipients: [/COMMENT]The Recipient will carry out all services and activities set out in its work plan dated <Month, Day, Year>, which was approved by DISC on <Month, Day, Year>.
<insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable>
Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples The Recipient shall carry out all of the activities in accordance with the approved work plan, budget, and terms and conditions of the Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples (UPIP). Any modifications or additions to this work plan will be agreed upon by both parties and addressed through an amendment. <insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable>
Community Development
Budget 2016 Waste Management Infrastructure
The Recipient shall carry out activities in accordance with the Lands & Economic Development Program Guidelines, as amended from time to time and with the terms and conditions in the statement of word (date). <insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable>
Environmental Policy & Research The Recipient shall carry out project activities in accordance with the Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Act. <insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable>


Annex 3 - Conditions of Payment - DISC funding

[COMMENT][Note to DISC officials:
- select only the sections that apply to the Recipient
- number the sections once you have inserted all the elements you require.]
[/COMMENT]

Basic funding principles

Recipients must:

  • use funds for the initiative(s) identified in Annex 2 (section 9.1)
  • use funds only for eligible costs up to the maximum allowed (section 9.1)
  • use funds in the fiscal year for which they were provided (section 13)
  • over any overspending that occurs when initiative costs are greater than the amount of initiative funding provided by the Government of Canada (section 16)
  • report on the use of funds as required (section 11)

Note:

  • any overpayment is a debt due to the Government of Canada (section 17)

1 General matters

1.1 Subject to the terms of this Agreement, DISC will, in each fiscal year, pay to the Recipient up to the amounts set out in Annex 4 - Payment Plan for that fiscal year.

1.2 The Payment Plan in Annex 4 identifies the maximum amounts for each initiative for each fiscal year.

1.3 Subject to the terms of this Agreement, DISC will make payments to the Recipient according to the provisions in section 2 (Payment specifics).

1.4 Depending on the circumstances, payments may be:

  • advanced to the Recipient
  • reimbursed after the Recipient meets the conditions set out below under "Payment request requirements",
  • held back until the Recipient has met the conditions set out below under "Holdback requirements".

1.5 When the Recipient fails to report on an eligible cost as required by this Agreement, any funds advanced to the Recipient for that cost will be deemed to be an overpayment which must be paid back to DISC.

2 Payment specifics

Advance payments, if applicable

2.1 DISC will make periodic payments to the Recipient according to the cash flow set out in the Payment Plan in Annex 4.

[COMMENT][Regions/Programs to include any specific requirements/conditions for advance payments if not predetermined in the Payment Plan][/COMMENT]

Payment request requirements, if applicable

2.2 [Regions/Programs to include any specific requirements for reimbursement of Actual/conditions for payments]

Holdback requirements, if applicable

2.3 [COMMENT][Regions/Programs to include any specific requirements before payment of the holdback will be made][/COMMENT]

When the Recipient meets these requirements to DISC's satisfaction, DISC will pay the held back amount within 45 days, subject to provisions on Overpayments owing to DISC (section 17.1).

Set Contribution Funding, SET

2.4 Any amount identified as SET in the Payment Plan in Annex 4 must be spent on eligible costs of the specified initiative in the fiscal year for which the amount is provided.

2.5 Any amount that the Recipient spends that is more than the maximum SET amount for an initiative for the specified fiscal year is the responsibility of the Recipient.

2.6 Any amount of SET funding set out in the Payment Plan in Annex 4 that has been paid to the Recipient is an overpayment that the Recipient must pay back to DISC when:

  1. the Recipient has not provided the required reports concerning the funds, or
  2. the Recipient has not spent the amount in the fiscal year for which it is provided on an eligible cost of the specified initiative.

Flexible Contribution Funding, FLEX

[COMMENT][Note: The FLEX funding approach may only be used when the project requires a minimum of a two year (24 month) relationship in order to meet the project objective][/COMMENT]

2.7 Any amount identified as FLEX in the Payment Plan in Annex 4 must be spent on eligible costs of the specified initiative, in the fiscal year for which the amount is provided.

2.8 Any amount that the Recipient spends that is more than the maximum FLEX amount for an initiative for the specified fiscal year is the responsibility of the Recipient.

2.9 Any amount of FLEX funding set out in the Payment Plan in Annex 4 that has been paid to the Recipient is an overpayment of FLEX funding that the Recipient must pay back to DISC when:

  1. the Recipient has not provided the required reports concerning the funds,
  2. the amount is spent on an expense that is not an eligible cost of the specified initiative,
  3. the Recipient has not spent the funds, as permitted by this Agreement, by the expiry or termination of this Agreement, or
  4. unless section 2.10 applies to the amount, the amount is not spent in the fiscal year for which it was provided.

2.10 The Recipient may spend an unexpended FLEX amount provided for an initiative in one fiscal year in the next fiscal year when:

  1. the next fiscal year starts before this Agreement ends,
  2. the Recipient identifies the unexpended amounts in its financial reports,
  3. the unexpended amount is spent on eligible costs of the same initiative,
  4. this Agreement has not expired or has not been terminated before the amount is spent, and
  5. the Recipient is not in default of this Agreement or any other agreement through which DISC provides funding to the Recipient.

2.11 Where any requirement of section 2.10 is not met, the unexpended FLEX amount is an overpayment of FLEX funding that the Recipient must pay back to DISC.

2.12 Any overpayment of unexpended FLEX funding must be paid back to DISC by the earliest of these events:

  1. the end of the initiative, as set out in the Payment Plan in Annex 4
  2. the expiry of this Agreement, or
  3. the termination of this Agreement.

Fixed Contribution Funding, FIXED

2.13 Any amount identified as FIXED in the in the Payment Plan in Annex 4 must be spent on eligible costs of the specified initiative in the fiscal year for which the amount is provided.

2.14 Any amount that the Recipient spends that is more than the maximum FIXED amount for an initiative for the specified fiscal year is the responsibility of the Recipient.

2.15 Any amount of FIXED funding set out in the Payment Plan in Annex 4 that has been paid to the Recipient is an overpayment that the Recipient must pay back to DISC when:

  1. the Recipient has not provided the required reports concerning the funds,
  2. the amount is spent on an expense that is not an eligible cost of the specified initiative, or
  3. the amount is not spent in the fiscal year for which it was provided.

2.16 Without limiting the remedies (section 20) or termination (section 29) provisions of this Agreement, the Recipient will be released from the obligation under 2.15 (c) to repay an unexpended FIXED amount when:

  1. the Recipient has fulfilled all of the delivery requirements of this Agreement for the specified initiative in the fiscal year for which the amount was provided,
  2. the amount is spent in the next fiscal year on either:
    1. an activity that is similar to and has the same purpose as the specified initiative, or
    2. in accordance with a plan for spending the amount that is submitted by the Recipient to DISC within 120 days of the end of the fiscal year in which the amount was to have been spent and that DISC accepts by way of notice to the Recipient, and
  3. the Recipient reports on the use of the amount as required by the Reporting Guide.

2.17 Where any requirement of section 2.16 is not met, the unexpended FIXED amount is an overpayment that the Recipient must pay back to DISC.

2.18 A failure to comply with an accepted plan under section 2.16 is a default under the Agreement and the default provisions apply.

2.19 When the Recipient retains or spends funds under section 2.16, the following sections of the Agreement apply in respect of those funds:

  • section 10, record-keeping duties
  • section 11, reporting duties
  • section 12, accountability for obligations
  • section 18, default
  • section 20, remedies on default
  • section 24, audit and evaluation
  • section 25, financial records to allow for audit
  • section 28, dispute resolution
  • section 31, written waiver required
  • section 32, right to indemnity, protection from liability
  • section 33, insurance
  • section 38, notices
  • section 39.3, conflict of interest provisions regarding former federal officials

Grant Funding - GRANT

2.20 If the Recipient no longer meets DISC eligibility requirements for any funding identified as GRANT in the Payment Plan in Annex 4, DISC may require the Recipient to pay back to DISC any amount up to the full amount of that GRANT funding that has been paid to the Recipient.

3 Unexpended funds repayment - more than one funding source

3.1 When the Recipient has to repay money to DISC under this Annex, the Recipient must follow these allocation rules:

  1. When the Recipient has received funding from more than one source for the same initiative but to cover different types of initiative expenses, the Recipient must repay DISC amounts advanced by DISC that were not used for the DISC-funded initiative expenses set out in Annex 2 - Program, Service, and Activity Delivery Requirements and Adjustment Factors - DISC funding.
  2. When the Recipient received funding from more than one source for the same initiative to cover the same types of initiative expenses, the Recipient must calculate the percent of the total initiative funding that was received from DISC and repay DISC the same percent from all the unexpended funds.

Annex 4 - Payment Plan

This annex 4 is generated at the creation of the specific funding agreement.

Annex 5 - Reporting Requirements and Due Dates - DISC Funding

Fiscal Year [insert Fiscal Year]

[COMMENT][Please note that all reporting requirements for the duration of the Agreement are to be listed in Annex 5 for each fiscal year covering the duration of the Agreement][/COMMENT]

Annex 6 - Management Action Plan, DISC

[COMMENT][Include when DISC is requiring a Management Action Plan as a condition of funding or of continued funding][/COMMENT]

Annex 7 - Other Federal Department Funding - Terms and Conditions

[COMMENT][Add terms and conditions of funding from another federal department or agency here. Do not repeat information from the main body of the Agreement.]
[Add a new annex - Annex 7.1, 7.2 etc. - for each new federal funder under this Agreement] [/COMMENT]

Annex 8 - Management Development Plan

[COMMENT][Add the Management Development Plan if one has been put in place][/COMMENT]

Index

Topic Section number
agency 12, 24.1, 26.1, 32.1, 32.2, Annex 1
Annex 2 - Program, Service, and Activity Delivery Requirements and Adjustment Factors - DISC Funding 2.1, 5.1, 8.1, 9.1, 11.1, 15.1, 22.1, 33.1, Annex 1
Annex 3 - Conditions of Payment DISC funding 1.2, 2.1, 5.1, 8.1, 15.1, 17.2, 17.3
Annex 4 - Payment Plan 2.1, 5.1, 13.1, 14.1, 14.2, 15.1, 17.2, 27.1, Annex 1, Annex 3
Annex 5 - Reporting Requirements and Due Dates - DISC Funding 2.1, 11.1, 11.7
Annex 6 - Management Action Plan, DISC 2.1, 20.1, Annex 1
Annex 7 - Other Federal Department Funding - Terms and Conditions 2.1
Annex 8 - Management Development Plan 2.1, 8.1, Annex 1
Audit - Government of Canada 24, 25, 28.1
Audit - Recipient 8.2, 11.4, 11.5, 12.2, 18.1, 21.2, 24.4, 24.5, 30.1
Default 7.1, 17.2, 18, 19, 20, 21.1, 21.2, 28.1(d), (e), 29.1, Annex 3
eligible costs 9.1, 13, 16.1, 17.3(b), Annex 1, Annex 3
insurance 33, Annex 1, Annex 3
Notice of Budget Adjustment 15.1, 27.1(d), Annex 1
Notice of Cash Flow Adjustment 14.2, 27.1(c)
Obligations that continue after the end of the Agreement 10.3, 11.7, 12.2(f)(iii), 24.6, 25, 30, 32.3, Annex 3
Reporting Guide (RG) 11.1, 34.2, Annex 1, Annex 3
reporting requirements 2.1, 7.1, 8.2, 10, 11, 12.2, 17.4, 18.1(c), 21, 24.1(a), 27.1, 29.3, 30.1, Annex 3, Annex 4, Annex 5
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