Details on transfer payment programs of $5 million or more — Departmental Plan 2018-2019 — Canadian Heritage

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

Name of transfer payment program
Canada Arts Presentation Fund
Start date
2001–02
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Grant and Contribution
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2015–16
Core responsibility
Core Responsibility 1 : Arts and Culture
Link to department's Program Inventory
Arts : Canada Arts Presentation Fund
Description
The Canada Arts Presentation Fund gives Canadians access to a variety of professional artistic experiences in their communities. It provides financial assistance to Canadian not-for-profit organizations that professionally present arts festivals or performing arts series, as well as their support organizations. The Canada Arts Presentation Fund also supports emerging presenters and presenter support organizations whose activities target underserved communities or artistic practices. The goal is to allow Canadians from all regions of the country to engage in and value a variety of professional artistic experiences. This transfer payment program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants under the Canada Arts Presentation Fund and Contributions under the Canada Arts Presentation Fund.
Expected results and indicators

Canadians have access to and experience the work of Canadian artists

  • Number of attendees to arts events funded by the Canada Arts Presentation Fund
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation
2014-15
Decision following the results of last evaluation
Continuation
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation
2019-20
General targeted recipient groups
  • Canadian not-for-profit organizations
  • Other levels of government (provinces/territories and municipalities)
  • Indigenous peoples organizations (First Nations, Inuit and Métis)
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients
In addition to ongoing activities, such as posting current guidelines on the website and guiding applicants by phone, email and site visits, the Canada Arts Presentation Fund also engages with program stakeholders throughout the year by attending relevant conferences and showcasing events; and by holding meetings with representatives from the arts presentation community.
Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2017-18 Forecast spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2019–20 Planned spending 2020-21 Planned spending
Total grants 16,207,483 16,500,000 16,500,000 16,500,000
Total contributions 14,007,434 15,477,742 15,477,742 15,477,742
Total program 30,214,917 31,977,742 31,977,742 31,977,742

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund

Name of transfer payment program
Canada Cultural Spaces Fund
Start date
2001–02
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Grant and Contribution
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2015–16
Core responsibility
Core Responsibility 1 : Arts and Culture
Link to department's Program Inventory
Arts : Canada Cultural Spaces Fund
Description
The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF) seeks to improve the physical conditions for arts-and heritage-related creation, presentation, preservation and exhibition. The Transfer Payment Program (TPP) also aims to increase and improve access for Canadians to performing arts, visual arts, media arts, and to museum collections and heritage exhibitions. To achieve these objectives, the CCSF provides financial assistance in the form of grants and contributions for infrastructure projects for professional, not-for-profit arts and heritage organizations as well as municipal and provincial/territorial governments and agencies with a mandate for arts and heritage, and equivalent Indigenous peoples' organizations. The goal is to provide Canadians in all regions, including underserved communities, with access to new or improved arts and heritage spaces in their communities for creation, presentation, preservation and exhibition. This transfer payment program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants under the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund and Contributions under the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund.
Expected results and indicators

Canadians have access to cultural facilities in their communities

  • Number of communities with improved cultural facilities
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation
2014-15
Decision following the results of last evaluation
Continuation
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation
2019-20
General targeted recipient groups
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Other levels of government (provinces/territories and municipalities)
  • Indigenous peoples organizations (First Nations, Inuit and Métis)
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients
The Department engages applicants and recipients through activities such as updating regional investment strategies, interacting with recipients, site visits and posting current guidelines on the website.
Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2017-18 Forecast spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2019–20 Planned spending 2020-21 Planned spending
Total grants 5,577,809 7,000,000 7,000,000 7,000,000
Total contributions 104,191,629 47,168,717 47,168,717 47,168,717
Total program 109,769,438 54,168,717 54,168,717 54,168,717

Canada Arts Training Fund

Name of transfer payment program
Canada Arts Training Fund
Start date
1997–98
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Contribution
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2013–14
Core responsibility
Core Responsibility 1 : Arts and Culture
Link to department's Program Inventory
Arts : Canada Arts Training Fund
Description
The Canada Arts Training Fund (CATF) contributes to the development of Canadian creators and future cultural leaders of the Canadian arts sector by supporting the training of artists with high potential through institutions that offer training of the highest calibre. It provides financial assistance to Canadian not-for-profit institutions that specialize in delivering focused, intensive and practice-based arts studies. These schools offer professional training at the highest level in disciplines such as dance, theatre, circus arts, visual arts and music (opera, orchestral). It also provides financial support to training in Indigenous and ethnocultural artistic practices. Canadians and the world benefit from high-quality artistic achievements by Canadian artists trained in Canada at institutions funded through the transfer payment program. This transfer payment program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Contributions to the Canada Arts Training Fund.
Expected results and indicators

Graduates of arts training institutions have professional careers in Canada and internationally.

  • Minimum percentage of arts graduates of institutions supported by the Canada Arts Training Fund that are employed professionally in their field in Canada or abroad.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation
2013–14
Decision following the results of last evaluation
Continuation
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation
2018–19
General targeted recipient groups
  • Not-for-profit arts training institutionS/Organizations
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients
The Department engages applicants and recipients through activities such as regular communications, site visits of funded training programs and posting current guidelines on the website. As of 2015, applications for funding are submitted through an online system. The program also conducts public opinion research of performing arts employers every four to five years.
Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2017-18 Forecast spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2019–20 Planned spending 2020-21 Planned spending
Total grants N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total contributions 22,779,440 22,779,440 22,779,440 22,779,440
Total program 22,779,440 22,779,440 22,779,440 22,779,440

Canada Cultural Investment Fund

Name of transfer payment program
Canada Cultural Investment Fund
Start date
2001–02
End date
Ongoing
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2015–16
Type of transfer payment
Grant and Contribution
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Core responsibility
Core Responsibility 1 : Arts and Culture
Link to department's Program Inventory
Arts : Canada Cultural Investment Fund
Description
The Canada Cultural Investment Fund (CCIF) encourages private sector investment, partnership and sound business practices to help arts and heritage organizations become better rooted and recognized in their communities. This is achieved through three components. The Endowment Incentives component encourages private donors to contribute to endowment funds for professional arts organizations, so they can access new sources of funding in the future. The component provides matching funds of up to one dollar for every dollar raised from private donors. The Strategic Initiatives component provides financial assistance for projects involving multiple partners that will help arts and heritage organizations improve their business practices and diversify their revenues. By supporting collaborative projects, Strategic Initiatives encourages knowledge and resource sharing and strategic use of technologies that will strengthen the business operations of arts and heritage organizations, helping them make stronger contributions to Canadian society and the economy. The Limited Support to Endangered Arts Organizations component provides financial assistance in those rare instances where a professional arts organization faces the prospect of closure but there is a high degree of support for its continuation and a viable business/restructuring plan. Assistance through this component can enable an arts organization to restructure, so it can continue to contribute to the community it is serving. This transfer payment program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants to the Canada Cultural Investment Fund and Contributions to the Canada Cultural Investment Fund.
Expected results and indicators

Arts and heritage organizations demonstrate sound organizational, administrative and financial health.

  • Minimum dollar amount, in millions, raised through private-sector donations by arts organizations applying to and eligible for Endowment Incentives component.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation
2014–15
Decision following the results of last evaluation
Continuation
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation
2019-20
General targeted recipient groups
  • Not-for-profit professional arts and heritage organizations
  • Equivalent Indigenous peoples institutions or organizations (including Inuit, Métis, Status and Non-Status people)
  • Registered charitable foundations
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients
The Department engages applicants and recipients through activities such as meetings with representatives from the arts and heritage sector, posting guidelines on the website and liaising with applicants about component funding requirements.
Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2017-18 Forecast spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2019–20 Planned spending 2020-21 Planned spending
Total grants 18,240,766 20,000,000 20,000,000 20,000,000
Total contributions 3,731,439 1,972,205 1,972,205 1,972,205
Total program 21,972,205 21,972,205 21,972,205 21,972,205

Harbourfront Centre Funding Program

Name of transfer payment program
Harbourfront Centre Funding Program
Start date
March 1, 2006
End date
March 31, 2019
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2016-17
Type of transfer payment
Contribution
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Core responsibility
Core Responsibility 1 : Arts and Culture
Link to department's Program Inventory
Arts : Harbourfront Centre Funding Program
Description
The Harbourfront Centre Funding Program is a single-recipient program that provides operating funding to the Harbourfront Centre. The Harbourfront Centre creates cultural and artistic events and activities to enliven, educate and entertain the public on Toronto's waterfront. Its mission is to nurture the growth of new cultural expression, stimulate Canadian and international interchange and provide a dynamic, accessible environment for the public to experience the marvels of the creative imagination. This transfer payment program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Contribution to the Harbourfront Centre.
Expected results and indicators

Innovative cultural, recreational and education programs and events are organized on Toronto's waterfront

  • Number of cultural, recreational and educational programs at Harbourfront Centre
  • Number of cultural, recreational and educational events at Harbourfront Centre
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation
2014-15
Decision following the results of last evaluation
Continuation
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation
2017-18
General targeted recipient groups
Harbourfront Corporation
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients
Only one named recipient is eligible for funding from Harbourfront Centre Funding sub-program, the Harbourfront Corporation.
Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2017-18 Forecast spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2019–20 Planned spending 2020-21 Planned spending
Total grants N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total contributions 5,000,000 5,000,000 0 0
Total program 5,000,000 5,000,000 0 0

*The Harbourfront Centre transfer payment program was transferred from the Department of Finance to the Department of Canadian Heritage in 2016-17.

**Funding for this transfer payment program will be sunsetting on March 31st, 2019.

Canada Media Fund

Name of transfer payment program
Canada Media Fund
Start date
2010–11
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Contribution
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2010–11
Core responsibility
Core Responsibility 1 : Arts and Culture
Link to department's Program Inventory
Cultural Industries Support and Development : Canada Media Fund
Description
The Canada Media Fund is funded by the Government of Canada and the cable, satellite distributors and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). It supports the creation of digital content across multiple platforms such as television, wireless devices or the Internet. The Canada Media Fund focuses investments on the creation of content Canadians want, and harnesses the opportunities provided by new technologies to deliver content to Canadians where and when they want it. Organizations supported by the Canada Media Fund include, but are not limited to, Canadian television and digital media production companies. Canadians as consumers of convergent programs and creators of leading-edge content and applications represent the ultimate target group. Indigenous communities, official language minority communities and other diverse language groups are also targeted by specific production funding envelopes. This transfer payment program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Contributions under the Canada Media Fund.
Expected results and indicators
  1. Innovative Canadian content and software applications are created for commercial potential or public use.
    • Minimum number of innovative Canadian content and software application projects supported by the Canada Media Fund.
  2. Canadians watch or interact with Canada Media Fund-supported television programs or digital convergent content.
    • Number of hours viewed (in millions of hours annually) for Canada Media Fund-funded English-language television productions.
    • Number of hours viewed (in millions of hours annually) for Canada Media Fund-funded French-language television productions.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation
2015-16
Decision following the results of last evaluation
Continuation
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation
2020-21
General targeted recipient groups
  • Not-for-profit organizations (CMF corporation)
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients
The Canada Media Fund corporation is required to conduct ongoing, formal, meaningful consultations.
Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2017-18 Forecast spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2019–20 Planned spending 2020-21 Planned spending
Total grants N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total contributions 134,146,077 134,146,077 134,146,077 134,146,077
Total program 134,146,077 134,146,077 134,146,077 134,146,077

Canada Music Fund

Name of transfer payment program
Canada Music Fund
Start date
2001–02
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Grant and Contribution
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2015–16
Core responsibility
Core Responsibility 1 : Arts and Culture
Link to department's Program Inventory
Cultural Industries Support and Development : Canada Music Fund
Description

The Canada Music Fund supports the activities of Canadian music, artists and entrepreneurs aimed at increasing the creation of and access to a diversity of Canadian music for audiences everywhere by enhancing the sector's ability to compete in domestic and international markets.

This support is delivered through the following components:

  1. Music Entrepreneur, which provides funding to Canadian music entrepreneurs as well as for not-for-profit national service organizations in support of the creation, publishing, production, distribution or marketing of Canadian music, including touring related activities
  2. New Musical Works, which provides funding to Canadian music artists and entrepreneurs for the creation, publishing, production, distribution or marketing of Canadian music, including touring related activities, music showcases and business development activities
  3. Collective Initiatives, which provides funding to Canadian not-for-profit organizations as well as music entrepreneurs in support of a diverse range of collective activities aiming to enhance the visibility and accessibility of Canadian music; and
  4. Canadian Music Memories, which provides funding for the preservation of Canada's musical heritage for future generations.

This transfer payment program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants and Contributions under the Canada Music Fund.

Expected results and indicators
  1. A range of Canadian music is published by Canada Music Fund recipients.
    • Number of sound recordings produced and released by Canada Music Fund recipients in a fiscal year.
  2. Canadian music supported by the Canada Music Fund is accessed in Canada and abroad.
    • Market share of Canada Music Fund supported artists on domestic consumption charts (albums and / or streams).
    • International unit sales, in millions, of eligible sound recordings released by Canada Music Fund recipients.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation
2014-15
Decision following the results of last evaluation
Continuation
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation
2019-20
General targeted recipient groups
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • For-profit organizations
  • Other: individuals
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

When the program application guide for each funding stream is released, the Department communicates with potential and past recipients in the following ways:

  • Posting the application guide and application forms on the program website;
  • Emailing organizations identified as potential applicants notifying them that application documents are available;
  • Emailing professional associations for which members are targeted by the transfer payment program notifying them that application documents are available;
  • Emailing third party administrators of the New Musical Works component so that they can post on their websites that the application forms are available;
  • Sending reminder emails shortly in advance of the funding application deadline.

The Department also engages with program stakeholders throughout the year in the following ways:

  • Guiding applicants by phone and email (including toll-free phone number and program e-mail address available to applicants and recipients);
  • Attending industry conferences and holding meetings with industry representatives.
Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2017-18 Forecast spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2019–20 Planned spending 2020-21 Planned spending
Total grants N/A 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000
Total contributions 27,290,134 22,299,231 22,299,231 22,299,231
Total program 27,290,134 24,299,231 24,299,231 24,299,231

Canada Book Fund

Name of transfer payment program
Canada Book Fund
Start date
2010–11
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Grant and Contribution
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2015–16
Core Responsibility
Core Responsibility 1 : Arts and Culture
Link to department's Program Inventory
Cultural Industries Support and Development : Canada Book Fund
Description

The Canada Book Fund supports the activities of Canadian book publishers and other sectors of the book industry to ensure access to a broad range of Canadian-authored books.

This support is delivered through the following streams of funding:

  1. Support for Publishers, which provides funding distributed primarily through a formula that rewards success in delivering content that Canadians value. This funding contributes to the ongoing production and marketing of Canadian-authored books by offsetting the high costs of publishing in Canada and building the capacity and competitiveness of the sector.
  2. Support for Organizations, which provides funding to develop the Canadian book industry and the market for its products by assisting industry associations and related organizations to undertake collective projects offering broad benefits to the industry and, ultimately, to readers everywhere.

This transfer payment program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants under the Canada Book Fund and Contributions under the Canada Book Fund.

Expected results and indicators
  1. Readers everywhere have access to a broad range of Canadian-authored books.
    • Number of new Canadian-authored titles published.
  2. Readers everywhere consume a broad range of Canadian-authored books.
    • Domestic and export sales ($) of Canadian-authored books published by recipients.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation
2014-15
Decision following the results of last evaluation
Continuation
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation
2019-20
General targeted recipient groups
  • For-profit publishers
  • Not-for-profit publishers and organizations
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

When the program application guide for each funding stream component is released, the Department communicates with potential applicants and past recipients in the following ways:

  • Posting application information on the program website.
  • Emailing organizations identified as potential applicants notifying them that application documents are available and underlining key program changes.
  • Sending reminder emails shortly in advance of the funding application deadline.

The Department also engages with stakeholders throughout the year in the following ways:

  • Guiding applicants by phone and email (including toll-free phone number and program e-mail address available to program applicants and recipients);
  • Emailing the directorate newsletter at least once a year.
  • Holding annual stakeholder consultations and other meetings with potential applicants and recipients;
  • Attending industry events to improve the visibility and understanding of the program.
Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2017-18 Forecast spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2019–20 Planned spending 2020-21 Planned spending
Total grants 1,689,206 8,300,000 8,300,000 8,300,000
Total contributions 36,277,095 28,366,301 28,366,301 28,366,301
Total program 37,966,301 36,666,301 36,666,301 36,666,301

Canada Periodical Fund

Name of transfer payment program
Canada Periodical Fund
Start date
2010–11
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Grant and Contribution
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2010–11
Core responsibility
Core Responsibility 1 : Arts and Culture
Link to department's Program Inventory
Cultural Industries Support and Development : Canada Periodical Fund
Description

The Canada Periodical Fund supports the activities of Canadian magazine and non-daily newspaper publishers and organizations to ensure that Canadians have access to diverse Canadian magazines and non-daily newspapers.

The Fund is delivered through the following components:

  1. Aid to Publishers, which provides formula funding to Canadian print magazines and non-daily newspapers for publishing activities, such as distribution, content creation, online activities and business development
  2. Business Innovation, which provides funding to print magazines and digital periodicals for business development and innovation projects
  3. Collective Initiatives, which provides funding to Canadian magazine and non-daily newspaper organizations for industry-wide projects to increase the overall sustainability of the Canadian magazine and non-daily newspaper industries.

This transfer payment program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants under the Canada Periodical Fund and Contributions under the Canada Periodical Fund.

Expected results and indicators
  1. A range of Canadian periodicals supported by the Canada Periodical Fund is produced.
    • Number of funded titles published by Canada Periodical Fund recipients.
  2. Canadian periodicals supported by the Canada Periodical Fund are accessed by Canadian readers.
    • Number of copies, in millions, of funded titles distributed to Canadians per year.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation
2015-16
Decision following the results of last evaluation
Continuation
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation
2020-21
General targeted recipient groups
  • For-profit publishers
  • Not-for-profit publishers and organizations
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

When the program application guide for each funding stream is released, the Department communicates with potential and past recipients in the following ways:

  • Posting the application guide and application forms on the program website;
  • Emailing recent recipients and organizations identified as potential applicants, notifying them that application documents are available;
  • Sending reminder emails shortly in advance of the funding application deadline;
  • Engaging with industry organizations so that they publicize program information to their members.

The Department also engages with program stakeholders throughout the year in the following ways:

  • Guiding applicants by phone and email (including toll-free phone number and program e-mail address available to applicants and recipients);
  • Holding informal meetings with various stakeholders to explain how the CPF works and to listen to issues and concerns;
  • Attending various industry events to improve the visibility and understanding of the program;
  • Updating the CPF website with program information.
Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2017-18 Forecast spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2019–20 Planned spending 2020-21 Planned spending
Total grants 67,638,621 72,775,054 72,775,054 72,775,054
Total contributions 6,980,074 1,999,544 1,999,544 1,999,544
Total program 74,618,695 74,774,598 74,774,598 74,774,598

TV5

Name of transfer payment program
TV5
Start date
1990-91
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Grant and Contribution
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2009–10
Core responsibility
Core Responsibility Fund 1 : Arts and Culture
Link to department's Program Inventory
Cultural Industries Support and Development : TV5
Description
TV5 supports the international TV5 partnership with France, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Switzerland, Québec and Canada. TV5 enables Canadian productions to be presented around the world through TV5MONDE. Moreover, through TV5 Québec Canada, it provides Canadians with access to a rich diversity of programming from the international Francophonie. This transfer payment program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grant to TV5MONDE and Contribution to TV5 Québec Canada.
Expected results and indicators
  1. Canadian content is part of TV5MONDE's international programming.
    • Percentage of Canadian content broadcast on TV5MONDE.
  2. Canadians have access to the diversity of the international Francophonie through TV5 Québec Canada.
    • Number, in millions, of Canadian households with access to TV5 Québec Canada.
    • Maximum percentage of TV5 Québec Canada programming originating from the international Francophonie (except Canada).
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation
2014-15
Decision following the results of last evaluation
Continuation
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation
2018-19
General targeted recipient groups
  • Others: TV5 Québec Canada (a not-for-profit organization), TV5MONDE (a corporation under French law)
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients
Only two named recipients are eligible for funding from TV5 Program, TV5MONDE and TV5 Québec Canada.
Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2017-18 Forecast spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2019–20 Planned spending 2020-21 Planned spending
Total grants 7,454,880 8,000,000 8,000000 8,000,000
Total contributions 3,506,020 2,960,900 2,960,900 2,960,900
Total program 10,960,900 10,960,900 10,960,900 10,960,900

Museums Assistance Program

Name of transfer payment program
Museums Assistance Program
Start date
1972-73
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Grant and contribution
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2011–12
Core responsibility
Core Responsibility 2 : Heritage and Celebration
Link to department's Program Inventory
Preservation of and Access to Heritage: Museum Assistance Program
Description
The Museums Assistance Transfer Payment Program (MAP) supports heritage institutions and workers in the preservation and presentation of heritage collections. MAP provides financial assistance to Canadian museums and related institutions for activities that facilitate Canadians' access to our heritage, foster the preservation of Canada's cultural heritage, including the preservation of representative collections of Aboriginal cultural heritage, and foster professional knowledge, skills and practices related to key museum functions. In support of the Youth Employment Strategy, MAP helps heritage organizations create summer employment and internship opportunities for Canadian youth through the heritage components of Young Canada Works. MAP also provides grants through the Movable Cultural Property Program to assist designated institutions in acquiring cultural property threatened with export or available on international markets. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants under the Museums Assistance Transfer Payment Program and Contributions under the Museums Assistance Transfer Payment Program.
Expected results and indicators
  1. Heritage exhibitions and other public programming products / activities are presented to the public.
    • Number and distribution of locations.
  2. Heritage institutions and workers have enhanced their professional knowledge, skills and practices.
    • Percentage of recipients reporting improvement in knowledge, skills and practices.
  3. Heritage objects and collections are better managed and preserved.
    • Percentage of recipients reporting improvement in management and preservation of heritage.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation
2015-16
Decision following the results of last evaluation
Continuation with amendment
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation
2020-21
General targeted recipient groups
  • Incorporated non-profit Canadian museums and related service organizations and other heritage organizations;
  • Indigenous Governing Bodies and Indigenous organizations with a mandate related to heritage;
  • Designated institutions and public authorities including federal departments and Crown corporations (Movable Cultural Property Grants only).
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients
Updated information for the Museums Assistance Transfer Payment Program, Young Canada Works-Heritage Transfer Payment Programs and Movable Cultural Property grants is available on the Department's website. When additional communication activities are required, the national office delivers messages through the regional offices, delivery organizations, professional associations, etc. for dissemination to targeted organizations, or directly to applicants and recipients. Department representatives also promote heritage programs by participating in national and provincial museums associations' conferences and meetings. Every five years, recipients and stakeholders are invited to contribute to program evaluation exercises.
Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2017-18 Forecast spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2019–20 Planned spending 2020-21 Planned spending
Total grants 2,282,955 4,663,680 4,663,680 4,663,680
Total contributions 17,905,429 16,613,384 14,051,884 11,076,284
Total program 20,188,384 21,277,064 18,715,564 15,739,964

Celebration and Commemoration Program

Name of transfer payment program
Celebration and Commemoration Program
Start date
1996-97
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Grant and Contribution
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2012–13
Core responsibility
Core Responsibility 2 : Heritage and Celebration
Link to department's Program Inventory
National Celebrations, Commemorations and Symbols : Celebration and Commemoration Program
Description
The Celebration and Commemoration Program provides funding through grants and contributions to organizations for community-based activities celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day on June 24, Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 27 and Canada Day on July 1. Funding is also available for commemorations with a national scope that commemorate and celebrate nationally significant historical figures, places, events, and accomplishments. The activities that are funded build pride and a feeling of belonging, promote participation in celebrations and commemorations and strengthen understanding of shared history. This transfer payment program includes the following transfer payments: Grants in support of the Celebration and Commemoration Program and Contributions in support of the Celebration and Commemoration Program.
Expected results and indicators
  1. Canadians participate in commemorations and celebrations of national significance.
    • Number of participants at celebration and commemoration events/activities
  2. Canadians have access to events and activities across Canada that celebrate Canadian identity.
    • Number of opportunities for Canadians to celebrate during the Celebrate Canada period (June 21 to July 1).
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation
2012-13
Decision following the results of last evaluation
Continuation
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation
2017-18
General targeted recipient groups
  • Canadian not-for-profit organizations: corporations, cooperatives, and unincorporated associations, etc.;
  • Canadian business corporations where projects are non-commercial in nature;
  • Canadian educational institutions, Canadian municipal governments and other municipal, provincial or territorial institutions.
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients
The Department engages applicants and recipients by communicating program information through the departmental website and though written and verbal communication with current funding recipients and interested parties.
Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2017-18 Forecast spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2019–20 Planned spending 2020-21 Planned spending
Total grants 16,417,244 8,000,000 8,000,000 8,000,000
Total contributions 108,010,614 2,494,367 2,494,367 2,494,367
Total program 124,427,858 10,494,367 10,494,367 10,494,367

Exchanges Canada Program

Name of transfer payment program
Exchanges Canada Program
Start date
2000-01
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Grant and Contribution
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2010–11
Core responsibility
Core Responsibility 4 : Diversity and Inclusion
Link to department's Program Inventory
Youth Engagement : Exchanges Canada Program
Description
The Exchanges Canada Program provides grants and contributions in support of youth participation initiatives that allow young Canadians to learn about Canada, create linkages with each other and better appreciate the diversity and shared aspects of the Canadian reality. The transfer payment program supports not-for-profit organizations to provide Canadian youth with a range of exchange and forum activities to strengthen their sense of belonging to Canada and therefore their sense of Canadian identity. The transfer payment program has two components: Youth Exchanges Canada (YEC) and Youth Forums Canada (YFC). YEC funds reciprocal homestay exchanges for youth, and also includes the Summer Work / Student Exchange sub-component, which provides summer job opportunities for 16 and 17 year-olds in their second official language. YFC enables young Canadians to connect with one another through forums, study sessions and workshops on a range of relevant topics. This transfer payment program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants in support of Innovative Youth Exchange Projects and Contributions in support of the Exchanges Canada Initiative.
Expected results and indicators
  1. Young participants enhance their knowledge and understanding of Canada.
    • Percentage of participants who report enhanced knowledge and understanding of Canada.
  2. Young participants connect and create linkages with one another.
    • Percentage of participants who report having created new ties with other young Canadians as a result of the exchange.
  3. Young participants enhance their appreciation of the diversity and shared aspects of the Canadian experience.
    • Percentage of participants who report having a better understanding of what Canadians have in common.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation
2015-16
Decision following the results of last evaluation
Continuation
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation
2020-21
General targeted recipient groups
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Other levels of government (provinces/territories)
  • Others: educational institutions
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients
The transfer payment program sends an invitation letter annually to prospective applicants to submit a funding application to the Youth Forums Canada component of the Exchanges Canada Program. The transfer payment program works with recipients to ensure that all youth participants receive a message from the Minister congratulating them on participation in projects funded by the Exchanges Canada Program.
Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2017-18 Forecast spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2019–20 Planned spending 2020-21 Planned spending
Total grants 40,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
Total contributions 18,368,661 18,086,359 18,086,359 18,086,359
Total program 18,408,661 18,186,359 18,186,359 18,186,359

Building Communities through Arts and Heritage

Name of transfer payment program
Building Communities through Arts and Heritage
Start date
2007–08
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Grant and Contribution
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2013–14
Core responsibility
Core Responsibility 2 : Heritage and Celebration
Link to department's Program Inventory
Community Engagement and Heritage : Building Communities through Arts and Heritage
Description

The Building Communities through Arts and Heritage Program (BCAH) provides grants and contributions in support of local festivals, community anniversaries and capital projects. Funding is made available to stakeholders presenting arts and heritage festivals and events that emphasize local engagement. Its objective is to engage citizens in their communities through performing and visual arts as well as through the expression, celebration and preservation of local historical heritage. The BCAH has three components:

  1. Local Festivals supports recurring festivals that involve the whole community and give opportunities to local artists and artisans to engage in their communities and/or celebrate local history and heritage;
  2. Community Anniversaries supports one-time commemorations through activities that celebrate a major anniversary (100 years and then increments of 25 years) of a significant local person or event; and
  3. Legacy Fund supports tangible, lasting capital projects that commemorate or celebrate a major anniversary (100 years and then increments of 25 years) of a significant local person or event. Projects are funded through the following transfer payments: Grants in support of the Building Communities through Arts and Heritage Program and Contributions in support of the Building Communities through Arts and Heritage Program.
Expected results and indicators
  1. Canadians across the country are engaged in their communities through local arts and heritage.
    • Average number of volunteer hours per project.
    • Number of performers and volunteers in Building Communities through Arts and Heritage funded arts and heritage projects each year.
  2. Local organizations receive financial resources to carry out local festival, community anniversary and / or legacy projects in their communities.
    • Number of communities in which local festival / community anniversary / legacy projects take place.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation
2016-17
Decision following the results of last evaluation
Continuation
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation
2021-22
General targeted recipient groups
Not-for-profit organizations
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients
The program provides information to applicants and recipients through the departmental website and regional offices.
Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2017-18 Forecast spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2019–20 Planned spending 2020-21 Planned spending
Total grants 9,100,054 14,355,000 14,355,000 14,355,000
Total contributions 8,288,922 3,300,000 3,300,000 3,300,000
Total program 17,388,976 17,655 000 17,655,000 17,655,000

Aboriginal Peoples' Program

Name of transfer payment program
Aboriginal Peoples' Program
Start date
1971-72
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Contribution
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2012–13
Core responsibility
Core Responsibility 4 : Diversity and Inclusion
Link to department's Program Inventory
Indigenous Languages and Cultures : Aboriginal Peoples' Program
Description
This transfer payment program focuses on keeping Indigenous languages and Indigenous identity as living elements of Canadian society. By providing investments, it contributes to the efforts of Indigenous communities to revitalize, preserve and promote their Indigenous languages and develop and deliver innovative and culturally appropriate projects under the Aboriginal Languages Initiative, Northern Aboriginal Broadcasting, Territorial Language Accords, National Indigenous Peoples' Day, and Indspire.
Expected results and indicators
  1. Indigenous language stakeholders implement projects to revitalize, preserve, and promote Indigenous languages.
    • Percentage of participants in language-learning projects who report an improvement in their ability to use an Indigenous language in interpersonal communication.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation
2015-16
Decision following the results of last evaluation
Continuation
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation
2020-21
General targeted recipient groups

Not-for-profit organizations:

  • Indigenous-controlled incorporated not for profit organizations;
  • Indigenous-controlled unincorporated not for profit organizations;
  • Indigenous-controlled ad hoc committees that were formed to do a specific project;
  • In exceptional circumstances to be approved by the Program, non-Indigenous-controlled not for profit organizations, in close partnership with Indigenous-controlled organizations.

Other levels of government:

  • Indigenous governments and equivalent organizations, and their delegated authorities;
  • For third party delivery, eligible contribution recipients are federal, provincial, or territorial crown corporations;
  • The Nunavut and Northwest Territories Governments under the Territorial Language Accords.
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients
Posting program guidelines and application information on the departmental website as well as providing engagement sessions in the communities.
Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2017-18 Forecast spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2019–20 Planned spending 2020-21 Planned spending
Total grants N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total contributions 31,003,365 38,847,542 38,847,542 20,371,221
Total program 31,003,365 38,847,542 38,847,542 20,371,221

Multiculturalism Program

Name of transfer payment program
Multiculturalism Program
Start date
1982-83
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Grant and Contribution
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2014-15
Core responsibility
Core Responsibility 4 : Diversity and Inclusion
Link to department's Program Inventory
Multiculturalism : Multiculturalism Program
Description

The objectives of the Multiculturalism Program are

  1. to build an integrated, socially cohesive society;
  2. to improve the responsiveness of federal institutions to the needs of a diverse population; and
  3. to engage in discussions on multiculturalism, inclusion and diversity at the domestic and international level.

The Program provides grants and contributions for projects and events that promote intercultural/interfaith understanding, equal opportunity for individuals of all origins, and foster citizenship, citizen engagement and a healthy democracy. It undertakes public outreach and promotion activities that engage Canadians on multiculturalism issues. The Program's ongoing public outreach and promotional activities include Asian Heritage Month, Black History Month, various web-based resources, and other initiatives. The Program is designed to implement requirements set out in the Canadian Multiculturalism Act, including the development of the Annual Report on the Operation of the Canadian Multiculturalism Act, which is tabled in Parliament. The Program's international engagement supports Canada's participation in agreements such as the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination, and in institutions that address multicultural issues globally.

Expected results and indicators

Canadians engage in and appreciate the value of a multicultural society

  • Number of Canadians engaged in projects/events

Canadians have access to the information or tools to engage on multicultural issues

  • Number of visits on the Multiculturalism Program website

Federal institutions are supported in meeting their obligations under the Canadian Multiculturalism Act

  • Number of support or outreach activities provided to federal institutions
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation
2011-12
Decision following the results of last evaluation
Continuation
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation
2017-18
General targeted recipient groups
  • Canadian not-for-profit organizations or associations;
  • non-federal public institutions, such as boards of education, schools, colleges, universities, chambers of commerce, law enforcement and police agencies, hospitals and other health-care institutions;
  • provincial, regional and municipal governments and their agencies;
  • First Nations and Inuit governments, band councils, and Indigenous organizations;
  • the private sector—private sector recipients are eligible for contributions only, and applications from the private sector must include at least one not-for-profit partner providing financial or in-kind support;
  • Canadian citizens and permanent residents;
  • Federal Crown Corporations;
  • the Canadian Race Relations Foundation; and
  • International organizations that foster discussion on multiculturalism and diversity at the international level.
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

Posting program guidelines and application forms on website, as well as sending call letters to stakeholders.

The Department accepts applications for Inter-Action Events on a continuous intake basis.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2017-18 Forecast spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2019–20 Planned spending 2020-21 Planned spending
Total grants 3,000,000 4,500,000 4,500,000 4,500,000
Total contributions 5,603,487 4,065,766 4,065,766 4,065,766
Total program 8,603,487 8,565,766 8,565,766 8,565,766

Development of Official-Language Communities Program

Name of transfer payment program
Development of Official-Language Communities Program
Start date
February 2015
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Grant and Contribution
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2015-2016
Core responsibility
Core Responsibility 5 : Official Languages
Link to department's Program Inventory
Official Languages : Development of Official-Language Communities Program
Description
Pursuant to section 43 Part VII of the Official Languages Act, the Development of Official-Language Communities fosters the vitality of Canada's English- and French-speaking minority communities and enables them to participate fully in all aspects of Canadian life. The Program has two components. Through grants and contributions, the Community Life component supports the provision of activities and services for official-language minority communities by non-profit community organizations in various fields, particularly arts, culture, heritage, and youth. Through intergovernmental contribution agreements, this component also supports the provision of minority-language services by provincial and territorial governments. Through intergovernmental contribution agreements, the Minority-Language Education component supports the delivery of provincial and territorial educational programs and services in the language of the official-language minority communities. It includes all levels of education, aims at increasing the production and dissemination of knowledge, innovative methods and tools to support teaching in the language of the minority.
Expected results and indicators

Members of official-language minority communities have access to programs and services in their language, in their communities.

  • Percentage of official-language minority community members who live within 25 km of an arts and culture organization offering minority-language services.
  • Percentage of official-language minority community members who live within 25 km of an elementary minority-language school or a secondary minority-language school.
  • Percentage of official-language minority community members who live within 25 km of a local or regional community development organization offering minority-language services.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation
2013-14 to 2016-17
Decision following the results of last evaluation
Continuation
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation
2021-2022
General targeted recipient groups
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Provincial and territorial governments and their creations
  • For-profit organizations (for not-for-profit activities)
  • Others: associations, institutions and foundations
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients
  • Send call letters to client organizations and to provincial and territorial governments;
  • Inform client organizations on the application deadlines (Canadian Heritage website);
  • Offer grants and contributions to community organizations; and
  • Negotiate and administer agreements with provincial and territorial governments.
Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2017-18 Forecast spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2019–20 Planned spending 2020-21 Planned spending
Total grants 12,418,926 33,322,973 33,322,973 33,322,973
Total contributions 215,924,922 207,141,079 206,541,079 206,541,079
Total program 228,343,848 240,464,052 239,864,052 239,864,052

Enhancement of Official Languages Program

Name of transfer payment program
Enhancement of Official Languages Program
Start date
February 2015
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Grant and Contribution
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2015-2016
Core responsibility
Core Responsibility 5 : Official Languages
Link to department's Program Inventory
Official Languages : Enhancement of Official Languages Program
Description
Pursuant to section 43 of the Official Languages Act, the Enhancement of Official Languages Program supports the enhancement of the presence of both official languages in Canada. The Program has two components. Through grants and contributions for organizations in various sectors, the Promotion of Linguistic Duality component provides support to help undertake and carry out activities that promote a better understanding and appreciation of the linguistic and cultural benefits of knowing and using both of Canada's official languages. This component also aims to encourage the provision of services in both official languages and to build a bilingual operating capacity within non-governmental organizations. The Second-Language Learning component supports the supply of programs and activities for the instruction of English and French, as a second language at all levels of learning, and to increase the production and dissemination of knowledge, innovative methods and tools to support second-language instruction.
Expected results and indicators

Canadians have a better understanding and appreciation of the advantages of Canada's two official languages.

  • Number of Canadians who can conduct a conversation in their second official language.
  • Percentage of the population that recognizes that Canada's two official languages are a source of cultural enrichment.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation
2017-18
Decision following the results of last evaluation
Continuation
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation
2022-23
General targeted recipient groups
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Provincial and territorial governments and their creations
  • For-profit organizations (for not-for-profit activities)
  • Others: associations, institutions and foundations
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients
  • Send call letters to client organizations and to provincial and territorial governments;
  • Inform client organizations on application deadlines (Canadian Heritage web site);
  • Offer grants and contributions to organizations for the promotion of linguistic duality and second-language learning; and
  • Negotiate and administer agreements with provincial and territorial governments.
Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2017-18 Forecast spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2019–20 Planned spending 2020-21 Planned spending
Total grants 1,149,842 5,599,842 5,599,842 5,599,842
Total contributions 116,262,451 106,523,289 105,923,289 105,923,289
Total program 117,412,293 112,123,131 111,523,131 111,523,131

Hosting Program

Name of transfer payment program
Hosting Program
Start date
1967
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Contribution
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2012–13
Core responsibility
Core Responsibility 3 : Sport
Link to department's Program Inventory
Sport Development and High Performance : Hosting Program
Description
The Hosting Program is a key instrument in the Government of Canada's overall approach to sport development in Canada and aims to enhance the development of sport excellence and the international profile of sport organizations by providing assistance for the hosting of the Canada Games and international sport events in Canada. The Hosting Program offers Canada-at-large a planned and coordinated approach to realizing direct and significant benefits, from bidding and hosting projects in the areas of sport development, economic, social, and cultural and community impacts, across a broad range of government priorities. This transfer payment program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Contributions for the Games' Hosting sub-program.
Expected results and indicators

Canadian athletes, coaches and officials have opportunities to participate at sport events in Canada funded by Sport Canada.

  • Number of Canadian athletes, coaches and officials participating at funded events.

Canadian athletes, coaches and officials have opportunities to participate at sport events in Canada funded by Sport Canada.

  • Number of new or improved venues that became available for athletes development and hosting competitions.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation
2015-16
Decision following the results of last evaluation
Continuation
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation
2020-21
General targeted recipient groups
  • Non-profit organizations

Contributions are made to organizations that are incorporated as non-profit corporations under federal or provincial law, including eligible National Sport Organizations and Multisport Service Organizations, and organizations created for a specific bidding or hosting project.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients
The Department engages applicants and recipients by communicating program information through: the departmental website; formal written communication to current funding recipients and interested parties; and informal verbal and written communication between program officers and current funding recipients/interested parties.
Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2017-18 Forecast spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2019–20 Planned spending 2020-21 Planned spending
Total grants N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total contributions 19,295,509 19,865,000 20,865,000 22,365,000
Total program 19,295,509 19,865,000 20,865,000 22,365,000

Sport Support Program

Name of transfer payment program
Sport Support Program
Start date
1961
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Contribution
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2011–12
Core responsibility
Core Responsibility 3: Sport
Link to department's Program Inventory
Sport Development and High Performance : Sport Support Program
Description
The Sport Support Program is the primary funding vehicle for initiatives associated with the delivery of the Government of Canada's commitments to the Canadian Sport Policy. Funding is aimed at developing athletes and coaches at the highest international levels; providing sound technically-based sport programming for all athletes; increasing the number of Canadians from all segments of society involved in sport; and advancing Canadian interests and values in Canada and abroad. This funding is provided to eligible organizations in support of programming that supports the goals of the Canadian Sport Policy. This transfer payment program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Contributions for the Sport Support transfer payment program.
Expected results and indicators

Canadian children and youth are enrolled in a sport activity.

  • Number of Canadian children and youth enrolled in a sport activity.

Canadian athletes succeed at the highest levels of competition.

  • Ranking of Canada relative to other countries in Combined Ranking Index for Olympic Sports.
  • Ranking of Canada relative to other countries in Combined Ranking Index for Paralympic Sports
CannFiscal year of last completed evaluation
2015-16
Decision following the results of last evaluation
Continuation
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation
2020-21
General targeted recipient groups

Contributions are made to the following recipients, with a particular focus on programs and services that have a direct impact on athletes, athlete development or that offer children and youth their first experience in sport:

  • National Non-Profit
    • National Sport Organizations and Multisport Service Organizations that are incorporated as non-profitcorporations under federal law.
    • Canadian Sport Centres that are incorporated as non-profit corporations under provincial law.
  • Provincial/Territorial
    • Provincial/Territorial governments and their representative organizations, such as the Interprovincial Sport and Recreation Council.
  • Other
    • Universities; colleges; government research councils; and other incorporated not-for-profit institutions or organizations conducting research relevant to the Canadian Sport Policy; and
    • Other incorporated not-for-profit organizations or foundations delivering programs or pilot projects or providing services relevant to the goals of the Canadian Sport Policy.
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients
The Department engages applicants and recipients by communicating program information through: the departmental website; formal written communication to current funding recipients and interested parties; and informal verbal and written communication between program officers and current funding recipients/interested parties.
Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2017-18 Forecast spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2019–20 Planned spending 2020-21 Planned spending
Total grants N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total contributions 154,868,010 150,405,064 150,865,064 151,405,064
Total program 154,868,010 150,405,064 150,865,064 151,405,064

Athlete Assistance Program

Name of transfer payment program
Athlete Assistance Program
Start date
1971
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Grant
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2012–13
Core responsibility
Core Responsibility 3 : Sport
Link to department's Program Inventory
Sport Development and High Performance : Athlete Assistance Program
Description
The Athlete Assistance Program contributes to the pursuit of excellence through its support for improved Canadian athlete performances at major international sporting events, enabling athletes to combine their sport and academic or working careers while training intensively in pursuit of world-class performances. To this end, the Program identifies and supports athletes already at or having the potential to be in the top sixteen in the world in their sport. This transfer payment program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants to the Athlete Assistance transfer payment program.
Expected results and indicators
  • Canadian athletes access academic opportunities.
    • Number of currently and formerly carded athletes using tuition grant (including deferred tuition).
  • Canadian high performance athletes are optimally prepared to achieve podium level performance at Olympic and Paralympic Games and the respective sports' Senior World Championships
    • Number of athletes receiving AAP funding who have achieved a top 8 finish at the Olympics, Paralympics, or World Championships.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation
2015-16
Decision following the results of last evaluation
Continuation
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation
2020-21
General targeted recipient groups
  • Other
  • Grants under the AAP will be provided directly to:
    • Canadian high-performance athletes, identified by their National Sport Organizations, who have met the AAP requirements;
    • Post-secondary educational institutions on behalf of carded athletes;
    • Retired, previously carded, Canadian high performance athletes.
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients
The Department engages applicants and recipients by communicating program information to funding recipients and National Sports Organizations, through: the departmental website; formal written communication to current funding recipients and interested parties; and informal verbal and written communication between program officers and current funding recipients/interested parties.
Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2017-18 Forecast spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2019–20 Planned spending 2020-21 Planned spending
Total grants 33,000,000 33,000,000 33,000,000 33,000,000
Total contributions N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total program 33,000,000 33,000,000 33,000,000 33,000,000
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