Disclosure of transfer payment programs under $5 Million — Departmental Plan 2019-2020

State Ceremonial and Protocol (formerly identified as Lieutenant Governors of Canada)

Name of transfer payment program
State Ceremonial and Protocol (formerly identified as Lieutenant Governors of Canada)
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Grants
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Link to department's Program Inventory
National Celebrations, Commemorations and Symbols
Main objective
Support to defray cost incurred in the exercise of their duties.
Planned spending for 2019-20
Total 836,080
Newfoundland and Labrador 77,590
Prince Edward Island 57,071
Nova Scotia 64,199
New Brunswick 62,947
Quebec 147,372
Ontario 105,627
Manitoba 73,762
Saskatchewan 73,758
Alberta 75,940
British Columbia 97,814
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation
2018-19
General targeted recipient groups
Lieutenant Governors of the provinces of Canada.

Youth Take Charge

Name of transfer payment program
Youth Take Charge
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Grants and contributions
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Link to department's Program Inventory
Youth Engagement
Main objective
The objective of the Youth Take Charge Program is to strengthen youth attachment to Canada through engagement in the fields of history and heritage, civic engagement and youth service, arts and culture, and economic activities. The Program provides grants and contributions to eligible organizations in support of youth-led projects involving youth generally aged 7 to 30, which demonstrate the ability to strengthen attachment to Canada while addressing one or more of the above-mentioned thematic areas. It is expected that the Program will increase awareness among youth participants of the importance of being an active and engaged citizen; will increase relevance of youth-serving organizations to youth; and will increase youth engagement in communities. These outcomes will, in the long-term, lead to increased youth attachment to Canada and an increased sense of shared Canadian identity among youth. The Program is also responsible for managing an annual matching grant payment to the Michaëlle Jean Foundation and the Rideau Hall Foundation. This program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants in support of the Youth Take Charge Program and Contributions in support of the Youth Take Charge Program.
Planned spending for 2019-20
2,953,023
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation
2015-16
General targeted recipient groups
  • Not-for-profit or charitable organizations with a strong track record in serving youth on a significant national or provincial/territorial scale.
  • Indigenous governments (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) or equivalent organizations with a strong track record in serving youth on a significant national or provincial/territorial scale.

Court Challenges Program

Name of transfer payment program
Court Challenges Program
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Contributions
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Link to department's Program Inventory
Human Rights
Main objective

The Court Challenges Program supports Canadians in accessing the courts by providing financial assistance for test cases of national significance to assert and clarify certain constitutional and quasi-constitutional rights and freedoms. Table 1 below describes the rights and freedoms covered by the Court Challenges Program.

Three main activities are expected to contribute to the achievement of the Court Challenges Program's objective:

  • Development of test cases that have the potential to clarify rights covered by the Program, in order to support Canadians in accessing the courts. Funding could be used to cover activities such as legal research and writing, consultation and evidence development. T
  • Test case litigation to support Canadians in presenting their views to the courts as well as to facilitate court decisions on novel issues. Funding could be used to cover legal fees, research costs, or other cost related to presenting the case in court.
  • Intervention funding will be available for individuals or groups wishing to make arguments in a test case that are broader or have a different focus than the ones presented by the parties to the case, with a view to clarifying rights.

In addition to providing funding for these three areas, the Department also provides financial resources to a third party to administer the Program and engage in program promotion to ensure that Program access is maximized. This program uses funds from the following transfer payment: Contributions in support of the Court Challenges Program.

Planned spending for 2019-20
4,979,734
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation
n/a (new program in 2017-18)
General targeted recipient groups
Canadian incorporated organizations that are independent of the federal government.

Supplementary Retirement Benefits - Former Lieutenant-Governors

Name of transfer payment program
Supplementary Retirement Benefits - Former Lieutenant-Governors
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Grants
Type of appropriation
Statutory
Link to department's Program Inventory
National Celebrations, Commemorations and Symbols
Main objective
Support to defray cost incurred in the exercise of their duties.
Planned spending for 2019-20
182,000
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation
Not subject to the Policy on Results
General targeted recipient groups
Lieutenant-Governors of the provinces of Canada.

Payments under Lieutenant-Governors Superannuation Act

Name of transfer payment program
Payments under Lieutenant-Governors Superannuation Act
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Grants
Type of appropriation
Statutory
Link to department's Program Inventory
National Celebrations, Commemorations and Symbols
Main objective
Support to defray cost incurred in the exercise of their duties.
Planned spending for 2019-20
637,000
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation
Not subject to the Policy on Results
General targeted recipient groups
Lieutenant-Governors of the provinces of Canada.
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