Disclosure of Transfer Payment Programs Under $5 Million

Atlantic Policy Research Initiative – Voted

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department’s program alignment architecture: 1.3 Policy, Advocacy and Coordination; 1.3.1 Policy

Main objective: The Atlantic Policy Research Initiative is the primary funding instrument by which ACOA supports policy research.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $600,000

Fiscal year of the last completed evaluation: 2014-15

General targeted recipient groups: Industry-related groups (e.g. for-profit businesses, airport authorities, specific industry sectors); non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations, NGOs, universities, research institutions, health-related entities); international organizations and foreign countries (e.g. for-profit or non-profit organizations, international organizations and international conventions); and municipalities and local organizations (e.g. municipal and regional governments, cities)

Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation portfolio

End date: March 31, 2017

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department’s program alignment architecture: 1.1 Enterprise Development; 1.1.1 Innovation and Commercialization; 1.1.2 Productivity and Growth; 1.1.3 International Business Development; 1.2 Community Development; 1.2.3 Community Investment

Main objective: To ensure final payouts of contribution agreements previously approved by the former Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation (ECBC) to promote and coordinate economic development throughout Cape Breton Island and a portion of mainland Nova Scotia in and around the town of Mulgrave.

ECBC was dissolved on June 19, 2014. All new community economic development activities are now funded through ACOA’s regular programming.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $1,185,587

Fiscal year of the last completed evaluation: Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups: Industry-related groups (e.g. for-profit businesses, specific industry sectors), non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations, NGOs, universities, research institutions, health-related entities), and municipalities and local organizations (e.g. municipal and regional governments) that are former ECBC recipients in the area of community economic development

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