Disclosure of transfer payment programs under $5 million

Transfer payments for Canadian High Arctic Research Station

Start date/End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contributions

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

Link to department's Program Inventory: Canadian High Arctic Research Station

Main Objective: The Canadian High Arctic Research Station Act, which came into force on June 1, 2015, established Polar Knowledge Canada, a new federal research organization that combines the mandate and functions of the Canadian Polar Commission and the Canadian High Arctic Research Station program. The new organization is responsible for advancing Canada's knowledge of the Arctic and strengthening Canadian leadership in polar science and technology.

The new research facility in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut will attract Canadian and international scientists to work on science and technology issues in Canada's North and provide a technology development centre, traditional knowledge centre and advanced laboratories. This station is being built by Canadians to serve the world, and engage Northerners in cutting-edge science and technology. The management of the station's construction will remain with the Department until it is complete. Funding authorities for the construction of the station are set to expire in 2018–2019. This profile and funding covers the capital investment and construction period only. The formal management arrangement and program development will be undertaken as of April 2019 by Polar Knowledge Canada.

Planned spending in 2018-19: 0 dollars

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable): An evaluation of the Northern Science and Technology Program is planned for 2019–2020.

General targeted recipient groups: Northern communities and scientific researchers.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment Forecast Spending
2017–2018
Planned Spending
2018–2019
Planned Spending
2019–2020
Planned Spending
2020–2021
Grants
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Contributions
Contributions to support the construction and maintenance of community infrastructure 1,530,699 0 0 0
Total contributions 1,530,699 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0
Total Program 1,530,699 0 0 0
Note: Due to rounding, figures may not add to totals shown.

Transfer payments for Statutory, Legislative and Policy Support to First Nations Governance

Start date/End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Grants

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

Link to department's Program Inventory: Statutory, Legislative and Policy Support to First Nations Governance

Main objective: The Program has at its foundation the administration of the governance provisions of the Indian Act, and the First Nations Elections Act, which includes:

In administering these responsibilities, the program provides the support First Nations require to hold solid, open and transparent elections in accordance with the rules and procedures established in the statutes. With solid uncontested elections, First Nations governments have the legitimacy and one of the foundational elements to govern effectively and make decisions for the good of their communities.

The program also supports First Nations in examining alternative electoral systems (First Nations Elections Act or community election codes) to increase their autonomy. Additionally, the program supports by-law making and stronger governance practices in First Nations, all of which contributes to the Departmental Result and Core Responsibility to support Indigenous communities and governments in controlling and managing their own affairs and interests.

Planned spending in 2018-19: 300,000 dollars

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: The impact evaluation of Governance and Institutions of Government was completed in March 2017.

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable): An evaluation of Governance and Institution of Government is planned for 2021–2022.

General targeted recipient groups:

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment Forecast Spending
2017–2018
Planned Spending
2018–2019
Planned Spending
2019–2020
Planned Spending
2020–2021
Grants
Grants to British Columbia Indian bands in lieu of a per capita annuity 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000
Total grants 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000
Contributions
Total contributions 0 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0
Total Program 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000
Note: Due to rounding, figures may not add to totals shown.
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