Details on transfer payment programs of $5 million or more — Departmental Results Report 2018-2019

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Canada Arts Presentation Fund

Name of transfer payment program
Canada Arts Presentation Fund
Start date
2001-02
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Grants and contributions
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2019-20
Core Responsibility
Core Responsibility 1: Creativity, 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. As well, a supplement to the Canada Arts Presentation Fund through the Creative Export Strategy will stimulate Canadian cultural export by increasing the visibility and discoverability of Canadian artists internationally as well as strengthen the ability of Canadian presenters to offer more diverse programming for Canadians. This program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants under the Canada Arts Presentation Fund and Contributions under the Canada Arts Presentation Fund.

Results achieved

Expected results and indicators in 2018-19 Departmental Plan:

Canadians have access to and experience the work of Canadian artists

Result: 20.2 M

In 2018–19, the Canada Arts Presentation Fund helped to further the Department’s goal of providing Canadians with access to a wide variety of professional artistic experiences in their communities through the delivery of 594 grants and 96 contributions to arts presenters and presenter support organizations. A total of 20.2 million attendees participated in arts events funded by the program during 2018-19.

Result: 65%

The percentages of supported organizations that reached out to underserved communities in 2018–19 were: 19% to ethnocultural communities, 48% to young audiences, 13% to Indigenous communities, and 24% to official-language minority communities.

These numbers are consistent with the results achieved in 2017-18.

The following example illustrates results achieved by an organization funded by the Canada Arts Presentation Fund in 2018–19:

Sarasvàti Theatre Productions and Repertory Inc., Femfest, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Each September, Sarasvàti Theatre Productions and Repertory Inc. presents Femfest in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The festival features both professional and emerging artists showcasing women’s experiences and stories through culturally and stylistically diverse performances. The programming includes live theatre, interdisciplinary performances and outreach activities. The Canada Arts Presentation Fund awarded $13,500 to the 2018 edition of Femfest, which contributed to an unprecedented level of diversity at the festival.

In support of the Government of Canada’s Creative Export Strategy, the Canada Arts Presentation Fund provided strategic investments to arts festivals and showcasing events that contributed to a favourable environment for Canadian cultural export by promoting Canadian artists to international markets. Supplemental funding was awarded to 24 recipients in 2018-19 to support the participation of delegations of international arts presenters at Canadian performing arts festivals, contact events and showcases in order to expose them to Canadian performers, as well as the reciprocal participation of delegations of Canadian arts presenters at international events.

Findings of audits completed in 2018–19
No audit project completed in 2018-19 and no specific audit project included in the 2019-2022 Risk-based Audit Plan.
Findings of evaluations completed in 2018–19

Approval date of last evaluation: August 2014

Grouped Evaluation for Canada Arts Presentation Fund, Canada Cultural Spaces Fund and Canada Cultural Investment Fund ongoing, started in May 2017. End of project planned for August 2019.

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.
Performance information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2016-17 Actual spending 2017-18 Actual spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2018-19 Total authorities available for use 2018-19 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2018-19 actual minus 2018-19 planned)
Total grants 13,429,116 15,939,912 16,500,000 16,223,985 16,223,985 -276,015
Total contributions 17,512,462 18,194,890 15,477,742 13,353,952 13,353,952 -2,123,790
Total program 30,941,578 34,134,802 31,977,742 29,577,937 29,577,937 -2,399,805
Explanation of variances
The overall variance of ($2.4M) is mainly explained by the following: $0.5M in new funding to support the Creative Export Strategy (Budget 2017), ($0.1M) to Canada Council for the Arts to support multilateral cooperation on French-language theatre project, as well as to ensure Canada's participation in meetings of the Commission international du théâtre francophone, and ($0.2M) to the National Arts Centre Corporation for the 2019 edition of the biennial event "Zones théâtrales". In addition, ($2.6M) was transferred to other department programs to adjust for emerging priorities and, ($0.3M) was transferred from Grants to Contributions.

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund

Name of transfer payment program
Canada Cultural Spaces Fund
Start date
2001-02
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Grants and contributions
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2017-18
Core Responsibility
Core Responsibility 1: Creativity, Arts and Culture
Link to department’s Program Inventory
Arts: Canada Cultural Spaces Fund

Description

The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund seeks to improve the physical conditions for arts- and heritage-related creation, collaboration, presentation, preservation and exhibition. The Program also aims to increase and improve access for Canadians to arts and culture. To achieve these objectives, the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund provides financial assistance in the form of grants and contributions for infrastructure projects for professional, not-for-profit organizations as well as municipal and provincial/territorial governments and agencies with a mandate for arts and heritage or to create and manage creative hubs, and equivalent Indigenous peoples’ organizations. The goal is to provide Canadians in all regions, including underserved communities, with access to new or improved cultural facilities in their communities for creation, collaboration, presentation, preservation and exhibition. This program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants under the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund and Contributions under the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund.

Results achieved

In 2018-19, the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund approved the investment of $72.6 million (including multi-year projects) in support of 178 cultural infrastructure projects, of which $19 million supported 11 creative hub projects.

Expected results and indicators in 2018-19 Departmental Plan:

Canadians have access to cultural facilities in their communities

Number of communities with improved cultural facilities

Result: 93

Budget 2017 announced further investments of $300 million in cultural infrastructure over 10 years starting in 2018. A portion of this investment is dedicated to the support of creative hubs.

For example, the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund invested $2 million towards the co-operative Méduse in Quebec City. The organization is recognized as a leading creative hub for producers and presenters dedicated to the arts, culture and community outreach. The renovation project includes the replacement of fire safety and security systems, heating and ventilation, in addition to the purchase of specialized equipment. The project will be completed with the reconfiguration of the lobby and creation spaces, increasing collaboration among members and offering a varied programming under improved conditions of reception, creation, research and presentation spaces.

Findings of audits completed in 2018–19
No audit project completed in 2018-19. An Audit of the Management Control Framework for the Canada Cultural Spaces Funds Program was completed in July 2019.
Findings of evaluations completed in 2018–19

Approval date of last evaluation: August 2014

Grouped Evaluation for Canada Arts Presentation Fund, Canada Cultural Spaces Fund and Canada Cultural Investment Fund ongoing, started in May 2017. End of project planned for August 2019.

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.
Performance information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2016-17 Actual spending 2017-18 Actual spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2018-19 Total authorities available for use 2018-19 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2018-19 actual minus 2018-19 planned)
Total grants 4,741,462 5,035,512 7,000,000 3,617,760 3,617,760 -3,382,240
Total contributions 100,064,737 99,042,512 47,168,717 53,059,268 53,059,268 5,890,551
Total program 104,806,199 104,078,024 54,168,717 56,677,028 56,677,028 2,508,311
Explanation of variances

The overall variance of $2.5M is explained by money transferred from other departmental programs to readjust with the funding requirement of multi-year projects.

In addition, within the program's authorities, ($3.4M) was transferred from Grants to Contributions.

Canada Arts Training Fund

Name of transfer payment program
Canada Arts Training Fund
Start date
1997-98
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Contributions
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2018-19
Core Responsibility
Core Responsibility 1: Creativity, Arts and Culture
Link to department’s Program Inventory
Arts: Canada Arts Training Fund

Description

The Canada Arts Training Fund 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 caliber. It provides financial assistance to Canadian not-for-profit institutions that specialize in delivering focused, intensive and practice-based arts studies. These institutions 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 program. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Contributions to the Canada Arts Training Fund.

Results achieved

In 2018–19, the Canada Arts Training Fund helped to further the Department’s goal of training artists with high potential through the delivery of 36 contributions, supporting Canada’s top arts training schools specializing in a wide variety of artistic disciplines.

Furthermore, graduates are recognized for their excellence through awards, nominations, and professional and community activities as illustrated by the following example:

Internationally renowned, the National Circus School is a school of arts at the secondary and post-secondary levels, dedicated to the education and training of professional circus artists, as well as research and innovation in the circus arts and their pedagogy. In 2018-19, graduates of the School distinguished themselves internationally including Roxane Gilliand, trapeze artist who won the Bronze Award at the 17th Circus Festival in Moscow.

Results from internal Public Opinion Research conducted in 2015–16 (most recent data available) indicate that 91% of employers rated graduates of Canada Arts Training Fund funded institutions as being well prepared for professional careers, surpassing the target set at 80%. This attests to the high quality of the training provided by the funded institutions that foster excellence in the arts.

Expected results and indicators in 2018-19 Departmental Plan:

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

Result: 86%

Findings of audits completed in 2018–19
No audit project completed in 2018-19 and no specific audit project included in the 2019-2022 Risk-based Audit Plan.
Findings of evaluations completed in 2018–19

Approval date of last evaluation: February 2019

Start of next evaluation planned for September 2022. End of project planned for November 2023.

The evaluation covered the period of 2012-13 to 2017-18, the main results are the following:

Relevance – CATF aligns with several PCH priorities as well as federal government priorities: it supports the accessibility of Canadian cultural content and arts training in Canada and the federal government’s public recognition of the importance and contribution of artists to Canadian society.

Effectiveness – CATF supported the development of high-quality training institutions and successful professional artists. Further, CATF-funded organizations were recognized as being leaders in their field and have provided relevant and applied training to students through high-quality instruction. However, the definition of excellence may not have been appropriate for Indigenous art forms.

Government-wide Policy Considerations – Official Languages requirements of section 41 of the Official Languages Act were met. GBA+ was actively applied to identify systemic barriers in CATF Terms and Conditions and guidelines; specific minority communities were successfully targeted.

Efficiency – CATF utilized consistent and rigorous implementation of eligibility and assessment criteria, site visits and expert assessments to ensure resources dedicated to the program were used efficiently.

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.
Performance information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2016-17 Actual spending 2017-18 Actual spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2018-19 Total authorities available for use 2018-19 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2018-19 actual minus 2018-19 planned)
Total grants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 22,721,000 22,879,000 22,779,440 22,697,225 22,697,225 -82,215
Total program 22,721,000 22,879,000 22,779,440 22,697,225 22,697,225 -82,215
Explanation of variances
Funding was fully spent as planned.

Canada Cultural Investment Fund

Name of transfer payment program
Canada Cultural Investment Fund
Start date
2001-02
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Grants and contributions
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2018-19
Core Responsibility
Core Responsibility 1: Creativity, Arts and Culture
Link to department’s Program Inventory
Arts: Canada Cultural Investment Fund

Description

The Canada Cultural Investment Fund 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 program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants to the Canada Cultural Investment Fund and Contributions to the Canada Cultural Investment Fund.

Results achieved

In 2018-19, the Strategic Initiatives component achieved its expected results by funding new and innovative projects involving multiple partners that help arts and heritage organizations achieve sound organizational, administrative and financial health. These projects lead to a stronger and more resilient arts and heritage sector. In 2018–19, 10 projects were supported for a total of $3,189,868.

The following example illustrates results achieved by an organization and activities funded by the Strategic Initiatives component in 2018-19:

The Cultural Human Resources Council, designed “Talent to Lead – third cohort (T2L3)”, a targeted mentorship program designed for mid-level cultural managers to fill senior management positions at a national level in order to strengthen the administrative capabilities of Canada’s key cultural organizations, and address the succession challenge in the sector. T2L3 focused on 20 leaders from Indigenous, racialized, and official-language minority communities. The participants, dispersed throughout the country, shared their learnings through webinars and a protected website for exchanges of questions, challenges and successes. A report is being prepared on the challenges and opportunities facing emerging cultural leaders including those from culturally diverse communities.

The Strategic Initiatives component of the Canada Cultural Investment Fund launched The First Spark Initiative in November 2018. Under this new initiative, arts and heritage organizations may apply for up to $5,000 to organize a collaborative problem-solving activity which seeks to address a common business challenge. The goal is to bring together a team of community stakeholders from across sectors to explore creative solutions to issues facing arts and heritage organizations. This experimentation acts as a “first spark” for the development of future projects that are based on the needs of the sector and have strong partnerships in place.

In 2018-19, six (6) proposals were approved through the First Spark Initiative for a total of $28,964 in funding to arts and heritage organizations to help them find creative solutions to current challenges.

Expected results and indicators in 2018-19 Departmental Plan:

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

Result: $31.4 M

In 2018-19, the Endowment Incentives component disbursed $18.9 million to the endowment funds of 126 professional arts organizations. Private sector donations were $31.4 million, surpassing the target of $20 million and the highest amount ever requested since the beginning of the program. The component was able to match 60.4 cents for each eligible dollar raised by the private sector. Of the private sector donations to benefit professional arts organizations in 2018-19, $14.4 million (45%) was donated by individuals, $11.1 million (35%) from foundations, $4.8 million (15%) from beneficiary arts organizations, and $1.7 million (5%) from corporations.

Since its inception in 2001, the Endowment Incentives component has contributed a total of $269 million in matching grants, leveraging private sector donations of $358 million, for a total of $627 million invested in 96 public charitable foundations and benefitting the long-term financial health of 247 professional arts organizations across Canada.

Findings of audits completed in 2018–19
No audit project completed in 2018-19 and no specific audit project included in the 2019-2022 Risk-based Audit Plan.
Findings of evaluations completed in 2018–19

Approval date of last evaluation: August 2014

Grouped Evaluation for Canada Arts Presentation Fund, Canada Cultural Spaces Fund and Canada Cultural Investment Fund ongoing, started in May 2017. End of project planned for August 2019.

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. The program works with regional offices to convene meetings throughout the country with the sector, stakeholders and potential applicants to talk about the program and answer questions from the community.
Performance information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2016-17 Actual spending 2017-18 Actual spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2018-19 Total authorities available for use 2018-19 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2018-19 actual minus 2018-19 planned)
Total grants 19,266,900 18,904,193 20,000,000 18,995,994 18,995,994 -1,004,006
Total contributions 2,704,505 3,065,512 1,972,205 2,976,705 2,976,157 1,003,952
Total program 21,971,405 21,969,705 21,972,205 21,972,699 21,972,151 -54
Explanation of variances
Within the program's authorities, ($1M) was transferred from Grants to Contributions. Overall funding was fully spent as planned.

Creative Export Canada

Name of transfer payment program
Creative Export Canada
Start date
2018
End date
2026
Type of transfer payment
Contribution
Type of appropriation
2018-19 to 2022-23 Treasury Board Transfer Payment to support the Creative Export Strategy
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2017-18
Core Responsibility
Core Responsibility 1: Creativity, Arts and Culture
Link to department’s Program Inventory
Cultural Marketplace Framework: Creative Export Canada

Description

Creative Export Canada offers annual funding for projects that help our creative industries reach more people around the world.

As more and more creative content is made available, Canadian creators and entrepreneurs are eager to stand out and have their works discovered by consumers everywhere.

This program supports projects that generate export revenues and help Canadian works shine whatever the platform or format. Due to its competitive nature, it will focus on high-potential projects, and will encourage partnerships and innovative ideas. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Contributions under the Creative Export Canada program.

Results achieved

The creative industries are successful in global markets.

Value of creative exports.

Creative Export Canada invested $7,788,750 in 2018-19

(This is a new program, so this is a first investment. The program also obtained additional funding from the Department and was able to invest in export projects.)

Audits completed or planned

This is a new program. No audit project completed in 2018-19.

A Risk Assessment of the International Trade and Engagement is included in the 2019-2022 Risk-based Audit Plan. The estimated project start date is March 2020. The estimated project end date is March 2021.

Evaluations completed or planned

Program never evaluated before.

Start of next evaluation planned for July 2020. End of project planned for December 2021.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients
  • Posting online program guidelines, application forms, video, quiz, etc. (on the program website).
  • Sending targeted emails to organizations (potential applicants) to inform them of the new program and deadlines.
  • Sending emails to professional associations whose members may be eligible for the program, to inform them of the new program.
  • Sending reminders by email before the program deadline.
  • Organizing live program webinars (time allocated for questions and answers, for interested organizations).
  • Organizing program seminar meetings in collaboration with the Department's regional offices, the Business Development Bank of Canada, Export Development Canada and Global Affairs Canada.
  • Promoting the program through the Department's and Minister's tweets, or through the promotional Creative Export Canada video.
  • Distribution of materials (flyers/posters) at trade fairs and industry events.

The Department also engages program stakeholders throughout the year as follows:

  • by guiding applicants by e-mail and telephone (a toll-free telephone number and program e-mail address are available to program applicants and recipients);
  • by participating in industry-organized conferences and organizing meetings with industry representatives.
Performance information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2016-17 Actual spending 2017-18 Actual spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2018-19 Total authorities available for use 2018-19 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2018-19 actual minus 2018-19 planned)
Total grants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 0 0 0 7,788,750 7,788,750 7,788,750
Total program 0 0 0 7,788,750 7,788,750 7,788,750
Explanation of variances
New program supporting Canada's Creative Export Strategy which aims to foster the export of Canadian creative works. The overall variance of $7.8M represents new funding of $7.0M (Fall Economic Update of 2017) and $0.8M internally reallocated from existing authorities to fund additional requests.

Harbourfront Centre Funding Program

Name of transfer payment program
Harbourfront Centre Funding Program
Start date
March 1, 2006
End date
March 31, 2026
Type of transfer payment
Contribution
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2018-19
Core Responsibility
Core Responsibility 1: Creativity, 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 present, commission and incubate the work of contemporary artists in all disciplines, foster learning and innovation through inter-disciplinary and international artistic exchange, deliver accessible, inspiring, and relevant artistic, cultural, educational, and recreational experiences and steward the transformation of its campus and strengthen Toronto’s identity as an international waterfront city. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Contribution to the Harbourfront Centre.

Results achieved

In 2018-19, the Harbourfront Centre Funding Program provided operational funds to support Harbourfront Centre to welcome 3,625,530 attendees to 4593 events and activities related to culture, recreation and education offered 52 weeks a year, seven days a week.

Expected results and indicators in 2018-19 Departmental Plan:

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

Number of cultural, recreational and educational programs at Harbourfront Centre: 491

Number of cultural, recreational and educational events at Harbourfront Centre: 4593

Findings of audits completed in 2018–19
No audit project completed in 2018-19. A Risk Assessment of the Harbour Front Center Funding Program is included in the 2019-2022 Risk-Based Audit Plan. The expected start date of the project is December 2020. The expected date of completion of the project is March 2021.
Findings of evaluations completed in 2018–19

Approval date of last evaluation: September 2018

Start of next evaluation planned for April 2022. End of project planned for June 2023.

The evaluation covered the period from 2014-15 to 2017-18, the main results are the following:

Relevance – The HCFP addresses a continued need for providing support to the HC and is aligned with PCH core responsibilities and the federal government’s roles and responsibilities related to arts and culture.

Performance – The HC could not function without the HCFP. Without HCFP funding, there would be increased charges for programming, decreased staffing, and venue closures.

Government-wide Policy Considerations – OL requirements in Contribution Agreement met. GBA+ values and principles are included in HC programming but are not explicitly reported against or measured.

Efficiency – Adequate resources and management practices were used to deliver HCFP.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients
Only one named recipient is eligible for funding from Harbourfront Centre Funding program, the Harbourfront Corporation (1990).
Performance information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2016-17 Actual spending 2017-18 Actual spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2018-19 Total authorities available for use 2018-19 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2018-19 actual minus 2018-19 planned)
Total grants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 1,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 0
Total program 1,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 0
Explanation of variances
Funding was fully spent as planned.

Canada Media Fund

Name of transfer payment program
Canada Media Fund
Start date
2010-11
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Contributions
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2010-11
Core Responsibility
Core Responsibility 1: Creativity, 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 Program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Contributions under the Canada Media Fund.

Results achieved

Expected results and indicators in the 2018-19 Departmental Plan:

  1. Innovative Canadian content and software applications are created for commercial potential or public use.
    • 103 innovative Canadian content and software application projects were supported by the Canada Media Fund (CMF) in 2017-2018, which exceeded the target of 60. This result demonstrates an ongoing demand for creative innovative interactive digital media content and software applications.
  2. Canadians watch or interact with Canada Media Fund-supported television programs or digital convergent content.
    • 1,271,588 hours of English language content viewed in 2017-18, about 24% less than the target. The failure to reach the target may have occurred because of a change in CRTC’s exhibition requirement that had previously mandated the airing of Canadian production during prime time, leading to a significant drop in hours viewed compared to the previous year. Alternatively, the decline may have stemmed from a continued shift in viewing habits towards digital platforms and the problems the industry has in adequately measuring digital consumption. Since this decline is only for the latest year, PCH will work with the CMF and the CRTC to monitor whether the decline persists and to better understand the cause.
    • 1,204,367 hours of French Language content viewed in 2017-18, which exceeded the target by about 25%. This illustrates the success of CMF supported content with audiences in the French market.
Findings of audits completed in 2018–19
No audit project completed in 2018-19 and no specific audit project included in the 2019-2022 Risk-based Audit Plan.
Findings of evaluations completed in 2018–19

Approval date of last evaluation: July 2015

Evaluation started in January 2019. End of project planned for April 2020.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients
The Canada Media Fund corporation is required to conduct ongoing, formal, meaningful consultations.
Performance information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2016-17 Actual spending 2017-18 Actual spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2018-19 Total authorities available for use 2018-19 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2018-19 actual minus 2018-19 planned)
Total grants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 134,146,077 134,146,077 134,146,077 151,106,077 151,106,077 16,960,000
Total program 134,146,077 134,146,077 134,146,077 151,106,077 151,106,077 16,960,000
Explanation of variances
The overall variance is explained by $15.2M in new funding received (Budget 2018) and an additional $1.7M reallocated from within PCH’s existing authorities to enable the Government of Canada to offset a faster than expected decline in funds provided to the Canada Media Fund from Canada’s Broadcasting Distribution Undertakings, as announced in Budget 2018.

Canada Music Fund

Name of transfer payment program
Canada Music Fund
Start date
2001-02
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Grants and contributions
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2015-16
Core Responsibility
Core Responsibility 1: Creativity, 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 Program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants and Contributions under the Canada Music Fund.

Results achieved

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:

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

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

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

Canadian Music Memories, which provides funding for the preservation of Canada's musical heritage for future generations.

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

In 2018-19, the Canada Music Fund (CMF) helped to further the Department's goal of supporting the creation and dissemination of Canadian cultural content through:

In 2018-19, the CMF provided album production support which resulted in 532 albums, produced and released by MEC recipients (172 albums released in 2018-19) or by NMW recipients (360 production projects approved in 2018-19). This represents an increase of almost 7% compared to the average number of recordings supported in the previous five years (499). The albums spanned a variety of genres, such as rock (22%), pop (16%), roots & folk (15%), urban & worldbeat (13%), classical (9%) and jazz (7%).

NMW supported 96 production projects by French-language artists and 264 by English-language artists. For MEC supported productions, 43 were French-language, 94 English-language and 35 were instrumental or in other languages.

The CMF helped Canadian artists connect with audiences at home and abroad by providing marketing, touring and showcasing support to close to 2,700 projects in 2018-19 through NMW and funding to nearly 300 projects through the Collective Initiatives component. Close to 200 Canadian artists were showcased at these collective international events. It is important to note that through Budget 2016, the CMF received an additional $2.5 million per year for 5 years for trade specific activities. This additional investment is to be used to enhance existing export-related activities that are highly oversubscribed such as those mentioned above as well as to implement intensive professional development sessions (also called Bootcamps).

In 2018-19, five Bootcamps were supported, where 38 artists as well as 20 promising professionals managing and promoting several other Canadian artists participated. Participants benefitted from mentorship services, networking activities, performance competencies, operational training and other similar activities which contribute to enhancing artists' export readiness and building international audiences.

In 2018, 18.7% of sales generated by the top 2,000 albums in Canada were by Canadian artists, a slight decrease compared to the 19.0% share recorded in 2017. The domestic market share of albums by CMF-supported artists increased from 9.2% in 2017 to 9.6% in 2018. Among the top 20,000 songs streamed in Canada, 10.4% were songs by Canadian artists in 2018, stable compared to the year before. The domestic market share of streams by CMF-supported artists decreased from 3.7% in 2017 to 3.4% in 2018.

In Fall 2018, the CMF launched a revamped method to allocate funding to the recipients of the MEC-Aid to Canadian Sound Recording Firms component. While the CMF's international performance was measured through the sales of recordings by Canadian artists released by MEC recipients in prior years, this information is no longer being collected. Going forward, this antiquated performance indicator has been replaced by the revenues of CMF-supported entrepreneurs generated by Canadian artists. The 19 sound recording firms who have applied for MEC-label funding in 2019- reported having generated a total of 41.7 million dollars in eligible revenues by Canadian artists in 2018-19. By eligible revenues, we refer to those derived from activities targeting the development of Canadian artists, as per the new funding allocation method. Of this 41.7 million dollars, 60% were revenues generated in Canada while 40% were generated from outside of Canada.

The talent of CMF-supported artists is recognized at national and international award ceremonies. More than half of 2019 JUNO Award recipients (55%) and nominees (58%) had benefited from CMF funding at some point in their career within categories funded by the CMF. The CMF-supported band The Arkells (3) was a multiple award Juno winner this year. The Polaris Music Prize rewards the most critically acclaimed album of the year by a Canadian artist regardless of music genre or sales. All of the 10 albums shortlisted for the 2018 award were by artists that received CMF support at one point in their career, including Jeremy Dutcher, whose album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa won the award. On an international level, several artists who had received CMF support at some point in their career were nominated for Grammy awards in 2019, including Daniel Caesar (who won the best R&B performance award for his H.E.R. collaboration), James Ehnes (who won the best classical instrumental solo award), Chromeo, and Les Violons du Roy.

Findings of audits completed in 2018–19
No audit project completed in 2018-19 and no specific audit project included in the 2019-2022 Risk-based Audit Plan.
Findings of evaluations completed in 2018–19

Approval date of last evaluation: July 2019

Start of next evaluation planned for May 2023. End of project planned for July 2024. However, The Evaluation Service Directorate proposes that a subsequent evaluation of the first 18-24 months of the modernization be conducted in order to assess the improvement of the performance measurement through the new flexibility of the program delivery.

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 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.
Performance information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2016-17 Actual spending 2017-18 Actual spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2018-19 Total authorities available for use 2018-19 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2018-19 actual minus 2018-19 planned)
Total grants 0 0 2,000,000 0 0 -2,000,000
Total contributions 26,240,731 27,289,309 22,299,231 26,407,595 26,407,595 4,108,364
Total program 26,240,731 27,289,309 24,299,231 26,407,595 26,407,595 2,108,364
Explanation of variances
The overall variance of $2.1M is explained by the new funding of $2.5M received to support the Creative Export Strategy (Budget 2017), and the transfer of ($0.4M) to Library and Archives of Canada to support the acquisition, cataloguing and preservation of Canadian sound recordings. Finally, within the program's authorities, $2.0M was transferred from Grants to Contributions.

Canada Book Fund

Name of transfer payment program
Canada Book Fund
Start date
2010-11
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Grants and contributions
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2015-16
Core Responsibility
Core Responsibility 1: Creativity, 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 Program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants under the Canada Book Fund and Contributions under the Canada Book Fund.

Results achieved

In 2018–19, the Canada Book Fund (CBF) supported the publication of 6,764 new Canadian-authored titles in both physical and digital format, which is 13% above the target of 6,000. This result is a 6% increase from the 6,401 new titles published in 2017-18. Of the titles published in 2018-19, 52% were in French (51% in 2017–18), 43% in English (41% in 2017–18) and 5% in both official languages or in another language (8% in 2017–18). With respect to genre, 83% were trade titles (81% in 2017–18), 11% were educational titles (12% in 2017–18) and 6% were scholarly titles (7% in 2017–18).

The $389 million in sales of Canadian-authored books ($269 million in Canada and $120 million abroad) by CBF recipients are 11.1% above the target of $350 million. The result for 2018-19 constitutes an increase of 4.8% from last year’s figure of $371 million ($261 million in Canada and $110 million abroad).

Funding from the CBF helped around 300 businesses and not-for-profit organizations in the Canadian book industry to undertake initiatives in publishing, marketing, professional development, technology-driven collective projects and other areas in support of departmental objectives.

The CBF continued to support a broad range of industry activities across the country, including the work of 252 Canadian-owned publishers, in more than 80 Canadian towns and cities, which directly employ close to 2,500 Canadians. Publishers supported by the CBF realized an aggregate profit margin of 4.1%, which is consistent with results from recent years (since 2010-11, the median aggregate profit margin is 4.2%).

Findings of audits completed in 2018–19
No audit project completed in 2018-19 and no specific audit project included in the 2019-2022 Risk-based Audit Plan.
Findings of evaluations completed in 2018–19

Approval date of last evaluation: July 2019

Start of next evaluation planned for May 2023. End of project planned for July 2024.

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);
  • Holding annual stakeholder consultations and other meetings with potential applicants and recipients;
  • Attending industry events to improve the visibility and understanding of the program.
Performance information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2016-17 Actual spending 2017-18 Actual spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2018-19 Total authorities available for use 2018-19 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2018-19 actual minus 2018-19 planned)
Total grants 1,674,486 1,689,206 8,300,000 1,401,138 1,401,138 -6,898,862
Total contributions 35,328,323 36,324,934 28,366,301 35,484,614 35,481,585 7,115,284
Total program 37,002,809 38,014,140 36,666,301 36,885,752 36,882,723 216,422
Explanation of variances
The overall variance of $0.2M is mainly due to $0.5M in new funding received to support the Creative Export Strategy (Budget 2017) and a transfer ($0.3M) to other departmental programs to adjust for emerging priorities. Within the program's authorities, $6.9M was transferred from Grants to Contributions.

Canada Periodical Fund

Name of transfer payment program
Canada Periodical Fund
Start date
2010-11
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Grants and contributions
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2010-11
Core Responsibility
Core Responsibility 1: Creativity, 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 paid 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 paid print magazines and non-daily newspapers to support 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 magazines and non-daily newspaper organizations for industry-wide projects to increase the overall sustainability of the Canadian magazine and non-daily newspaper industries.

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

Results achieved

Expected results and indicators in the 2018-2019 Corporate Plan:

  1. A range of Canadian periodicals supported by the Canada Periodical Fund is produced.
    • Number of titles funded by the Canada Fund for periodicals published by its recipients.
  2. Number of Canadians supported by the Canada Periodical Fund that are read by Canadians.
    • Number of copies, in millions, of titles funded by the Canada Fund for periodicals distributed to Canadians by year.
Findings of audits completed in 2018–19
No audit project completed in 2018-19 and an Audit of the Canada Periodical Fund is included in the 2019-2022 Risk-based Audit Plan. The estimated project start date is April 2020 (audit in reserve). The estimated project end date is March 2021.
Findings of evaluations completed in 2018–19

Approval date of last evaluation: June 2015.

Start of next evaluation planned for October 2019. End of project planned for May 2020.

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.
Performance information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2016-17 Actual spending 2017-18 Actual spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2018-19 Total authorities available for use 2018-19 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2018-19 actual minus 2018-19 planned)
Total grants 70,094,059 67,572,677 72,775,054 70,684,635 70,684,635 -2,090,419
Total contributions 4,190,581 7,216,609 1,999,544 3,669,740 3,669,740 1,670,196
Total program 74,284,640 74,789,286 74,774,598 74,354,375 74,354,375 -420,223
Explanation of variances
The overall variance of ($0.4M) is mainly explained by $0.5M in new funding received to support the Creative Export Strategy (Budget 2017), as well as a transfer of ($0.9M) to other departmental programs to adjust for emerging priorities. In addition, within the program's authorities, ($2.1M) was transferred from Grants to Contributions.

TV5

Name of transfer payment program
TV5
Start date
1990-91
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Grants and contributions
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2009-10
Core Responsibility
Core Responsibility 1: Creativity, 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 Program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grant to TV5MONDE and Contribution to TV5 Québec Canada.

Results achieved

TV5MONDE reached 370 million households in 2018, up from the 354 million households reached in 2017. The presence of 11.12% of Canadian content on TV5MONDE in 2018–19 has given visibility on the international scene to artisans in the Canadian television, film and multimedia industries. The percentage of Canadian content shown on TV5MONDE has achieved a result that is well above the target of 7%.

In March 2019, TV5 Québec Canada reached 10.4 million households in Canada, and the TV5 Québec Canada market share (data available in Quebec only) among adults aged 18 and over was 1.3%.

In 2018–19, TV5 programming in Canada continued to offer Canadians unique access to international Francophonie content with 84% of its programming coming international Francophonie partners, a result similar to previous years.

Findings of audits completed in 2018–19
No audit project completed in 2018-19 and no specific audit project included in the 2019-2022 Risk-based Audit Plan.
Findings of evaluations completed in 2018–19

Approval date of last evaluation: November 2014.

Evaluation started in March 2017. End of project planned for November 2019.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients
Only two named recipients are eligible for funding from TV5 Program, TV5MONDE and TV5 Québec Canada.
Performance information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2016-17 Actual spending 2017-18 Actual spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2018-19 Total authorities available for use 2018-19 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2018-19 actual minus 2018-19 planned)
Total grants 7,177,817 7,993,100 8,000,000 7,789,920 7,789,917 -210,083
Total contributions 2,960,898 2,960,900 2,960,900 2,960,900 2,960,900 0
Total program 10,138,715 10,954,000 10,960,900 10,750,820 10,750,817 -210,083
Explanation of variances
Funding was fully spent as planned.

Museums Assistance Program

Name of transfer payment program
Museums Assistance Program
Start date
1972-73
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Grants and contributions
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: Museums Assistance Program

Description

The Museums Assistance 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 Indigenous 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 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.

Results achieved

The following are highlights of the results achieved in 2018–19 by the Museums Assistance Program’s three funding streams: (1) the Museums Assistance Program (MAP), (2) Young Canada Works (YCW) - Heritage, and (3) Movable Cultural Property Grants:

MAP supported 137 venues to present 81 exhibitions as well as 1,480 public programming activities and 194 public programming products. A total of 1,666,328 visitors attended exhibitions and other programming activities/products supported by MAP.

A total of 346 individuals attended 27 professional learning opportunities funded by MAP. Of those who responded to the participant survey, 82% reported improvement in their knowledge, skills and practices related to key museum functions.

In 2018-19, a total of 2,040 summer jobs and 320 internships, funded by Young Canada Works - Heritage, were provided to young Canadians to enable them to gain professional experience in museums and related heritage organizations.

In 2018-19, YCW-Heritage received supplemental funding under Budget 2017 through the Youth Employment Strategy, led by ESDC. This supplement enabled the creation of 529 (of the 2,040) summer jobs for Canadian students and 248 (of the 320) internships for young Canadian graduates to gain professional experience in museums and related heritage organizations.

The preservation of 197,104 heritage objects was supported through the MAP and Movable Cultural Property Grants. This support was primarily achieved through the funding of collections storage solutions and information management systems. Of the institutions that received MAP funding to support a collections management systems project, 100% indicated improvement in the management of their collections. Of the institutions that received MAP funding to support a storage solutions project, 100% indicated improvement in the preservation of their collections.

Findings of audits completed in 2018–19
No audit project completed in 2018-19 and no specific audit project included in the 2019-2022 Risk-based Audit Plan.
Findings of evaluations completed in 2018–19

Approval date of last evaluation: December 2015

Start of next evaluation planned for July 2019. End of project planned for March 2020.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients
Updated information for the Museums Assistance Program, Young Canada Works-Heritage 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.
Performance information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2016-17 Actual spending 2017-18 Actual spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2018-19 Total authorities available for use 2018-19 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2018-19 actual minus 2018-19 planned)
Total grants 1,892,778 2,797,103 4,663,680 2,545,659 2,545,659 -2,118,021
Total contributions 14,339,998 17,461,100 16,613,384 17,615,782 17,615,782 1,002,398
Total program 16,232,776 20,258,203 21,277,064 20,161,441 20,161,441 -1,115,623
Explanation of variances
The overall variance of ($1.1M) is mainly explained by transfers to other departmental programs to adjust for emerging priorities, and a transfer of ($0.1M) to Library and Archives of Canada to undertake a national study of the economic and social value of the galleries, libraries, archives and museums. In addition, within the program's authorities, $2.1M was transferred from Grants to Contributions.

Celebration and Commemoration Program

Name of transfer payment program
Celebration and Commemoration Program
Start date
1996-97
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Grants and contributions
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 program provides opportunities for Canadians to participate in national celebrations and commemorations and strengthen understanding of shared history. This 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.

Results achieved

In 2018-19, the Celebration and Commemoration Program continued to provide Canadians from coast to coast to coast with opportunities to come together and appreciate the country’s cultural, ethnic, linguistic and geographic diversity, as well as its history, heritage, achievements and contributions to the world.

During the Celebrate Canada period from June 21 to July 1, 2018, the Program supported 1,588 events and activities that engaged over 6 million participants in celebrations of national significance. These important national celebrations were open to the public and free of charge and connected Canadians to their communities and to each other.

Participation rates in initiatives marking anniversaries of national significance remained high, with over 3 million people taking part in commemorative activities and events.

Commemorate Canada provided funding to Project Bookmark Canada to highlight the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalization of homosexuality, the 100th anniversary of the Spanish flu and the 175th anniversary of the birth of Louis Riel and the 150th anniversary of the Red River Resistance by installing site-specific interpretive panels, called Bookmarks, on a literary trail across Canada.

The Program supported the development of digital tools enabling Canadians to explore the impact of the Spanish Flu Pandemic; learn about the changes the pandemic engendered in medicine, scientific research, economics, public health and public policy; and provide innovative ways for Canadians to tell their stories about the pandemic, resulting in a digital mosaic of unique Canadian narratives.

The Program supported projects of national scope to mark significant World War anniversaries, including the centennial of the end of the First World War. Over 1 million people viewed “The World Remembers 2018 Project” display, naming every person killed in 1918 during the First World War, regardless of the army in which they served. The Program also supported Vimy Foundation speaker events, which invited Canadians, particularly youth, to discuss Canada’s legacy and role in bringing an end to the First World War. Bilingual learning materials were also created and distributed to 3,500 schools across Canada.

The Program continued to engage other federal government organizations through its Interdepartmental Commemorations Committee, a forum that brings together representatives of over 25 departments and agencies to share information and expertise on commemoration priorities and cross-promote events and activities. Collaborations with various federal departments and institutions, including Status of Women Canada, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, Parks Canada, and Veterans Affairs Canada created synergies and maximized the reach and impact of planned events, activities and communications efforts.

Findings of audits completed in 2018–19
No audit project completed in 2018-19 and no specific audit project included in the 2019-2022 Risk-based Audit Plan.
Findings of evaluations completed in 2018–19

Approval date of last evaluation: March 2018

Start of next evaluation planned for October 2021. End of project planned for December 2022.

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.
Performance information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2016-17 Actual spending 2017-18 Actual spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2018-19 Total authorities available for use 2018-19 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2018-19 actual minus 2018-19 planned)
Total grants 7,096,736 16,013,215 8,000,000 5,898,562 5,898,562 -2,101,438
Total contributions 82,938,775 106 251 876 2,494,367 7,094,468 7,094,468 4,600,101
Total program 90,035,511 122,265,091 10,494,367 12,993,030 12,993,030 2,498,663
Explanation of variances
The overall variance of $2.5M is mainly due to several sources of funding such as: $1.5M in new funding to support consultations for the possible establishment of a new community foundation that will serve Canada's Arctic region, of which $0.5M was spent in 2018-19. In addition, $0.1M was transferred from Public Health Agency of Canada to support the commemoration for the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, and $0.3M from Indian Affairs and Northern Development to promote public awareness and community participation in National Aboriginal Day activities. Funds were also transferred from other departmental programs to fund emerging priorities such as the preparation and delivery of the National Indigenous Peoples's Day ($1.3M) and the 100th Anniversary of the first Canadian Feature Film ($0.3M). Finally, within the program's authorities, $2.1M was transferred from Grants to Contributions.

Exchanges Canada Program

Name of transfer payment program
Exchanges Canada Program
Start date
2000-01
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Grants and contributions
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 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.

Results achieved

The Exchanges Canada Program (ECP), a sub-activity of the Youth Engagement Program, offered opportunities for approximately 13,900 youth to connect with one another, have a better understanding of what they have in common, and to learn new things about Canada's diverse cultural expressions, history and heritage. In 2018-19, funded projects focused on reconciliation, diversity and inclusion, and official-language minority communities. Through participation in forums and group exchanges, youth learned about Canada, its history, geography, industry, institutions, communities, cultures, and languages and had the opportunity to connect with other youth. In 2018-19, the Tides Canada Initiatives Society delivered a seven-day camp for youth, between the ages of 14 to 17, from Canada’s five northern regions: Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Nunavik and Nunatsiavut. This Forum brought together Indigenous youth from remote northern communities to engage with Indigenous heritage and culture. Youth in remote northern communities face many challenges, and the strategies and support by Elders and camp counsellors provided youth with the skills, knowledge and a support network to help form young leaders in the North.

As a result of their participation in ECP, 90% of youth reported that they created new ties with people from other communities, 87% reported that they enhanced their appreciation of how diverse Canada is, 83% agreed that they learned new things about Canada, 82% reported having a better understanding of what Canadians have in common, and 81% reported an increased sense of attachment to Canada. In comparison to the expected results, these percentages are in line with established targets. Footnote 1

Support was provided to youth exchanges and forums in 2018-19 through 26 single-and multi-year grant and contribution agreements with not-for-profit organizations.

Findings of audits completed in 2018–19
No audit project completed in 2018-19 and no specific audit project included in the 2019-2022 Risk-based Audit Plan.
Findings of evaluations completed in 2018–19

Approval date of last evaluation: February 2016

Start of next evaluation planned for September 2019. End of project planned for November 2020.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients
The 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. It also sends out notifications via the social media sites Twitter and Facebook. The 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.
Performance information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2016-17 Actual spending 2017-18 Actual spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2018-19 Total authorities available for use 2018-19 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2018-19 actual minus 2018-19 planned)
Total grants 20,000 40,000 100,000 50,000 50,000 -50,000
Total contributions 18,309,465 18,368,651 18,086,359 18,345,090 18,345,090 258,731
Total program 18,329,465 18,408,651 18,186,359 18,395,090 18,395,090 208,731
Explanation of variances
The overall variance of $0.2M is explained by the $0.1M in new funding for the Digital Democracy Project to protect Canada's democratic processes and institutions from digital disinformation, and $0.1M transferred from other departmental programs to adjust for emerging priorities.

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
Grants and contributions
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.

Results achieved

BCAH continued to encourage citizen engagement and social inclusion through local performing and visual arts and celebration of local heritage.

The Program achieved its objective by carrying out the administration of grants and contributions, providing funding to 770 projects, which included 726 local festivals and 44 community anniversary and commemorative capital projects.

Based on an 81% response rate from the delivery organizations, an average of 5,014 volunteer hours per project were contributed by 112,047 volunteers. Funded projects also provided opportunities for 78,808 local artists, artisans and heritage performers to engage in their communities with events and projects taking place in 439 communities across the country. Footnote 2

The Program celebrated and preserved the history and identity of Canada’s diverse local communities. For example, BCAH provided funding to the Eel Ground First Nation Annual Powwow, which took place in Eel Ground, New Brunswick. The festival featured traditional Mi'kmaq drumming, dancing and ceremonies, promoting local artists, artisans and heritage performers.

Another example would be the Legacy Fund support to the “East St. Paul Centennial Plaza” in East St. Paul, Manitoba, in commemoration of the Rural Municipality’s first council meeting. This project transformed a municipal parking lot into a multi-use plaza, providing a meeting and gathering space for 200 people, which includes an amphitheater with a canopy and heritage interpretive elements.

The Legacy Fund also supported the restoration of the Joseph Doiron Heritage House, a designated heritage site, undertaken to commemorate the 175th anniversary of its construction in Dieppe, New Brunswick. The Doiron family contributed significantly to the development of Dieppe through their involvement in community and educational affairs. Restoration work included exterior and interior repairs and efforts to preserve as many of the original elements of the house as possible. The project also features museum installations and the transformation of the adjacent barn into a performance hall.

Findings of audits completed in 2018–19
No audit project completed in 2018-19 and no specific audit project included in the 2019-2022 Risk-based Audit Plan.
Findings of evaluations completed in 2018–19

Approval date of last evaluation: October 2016

Start of next evaluation planned for January 2020. End of project planned for March 2021

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients
The program provides information to applicants and recipients through the departmental website and regional offices.
Performance information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2016-17 Actual spending 2017-18 Actual spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2018-19 Total authorities available for use 2018-19 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2018-19 actual minus 2018-19 planned)
Total grants 8,845,780 9,113,149 14,355,000 9,889,986 9,889,985 -4,465,015
Total contributions 7,436,693 7,930,436 3,300,000 7,361,718 7,361,718 4,061,718
Total program 16,282,473 17,043,585 17,655,000 17,251,704 17,251,703 -403,297
Explanation of variances
The overall variance of ($0.4M) is mainly explained by transfers to other departmental programs to adjust for emerging priorities. In addition, within the program's authorities, $4.5M was transferred from Grants to Contributions.

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

The Aboriginal Peoples 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. This program is funded through the following transfer payments: Contributions in support of the Aboriginal Peoples’ Program.

Results achieved

The Aboriginal Peoples’ Program (APP) continued to invest in core activities designed to revitalize, preserve and promote Indigenous languages and cultures. The Program provided investments to 216 projects that encourage Indigenous individuals and groups to engage in community-driven activities and programming that incorporate Indigenous languages and cultures.

The APP promoted the revitalization of Indigenous languages and cultures through the component Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI). Financial support was provided to 175 community-driven projects across Canada for the revitalization and preservation of First Nation, Métis and Inuit languages. ALI supported the direct participation of 9,039Footnote 3 people in Indigenous language activities. Most participants (83.4%)Footnote 4 in language-learning projects reported an improvement in their ability to use an Indigenous language in interpersonal communication.

2018-19 initiatives are as follows:

Scholarships and Youth Initiatives / National Aboriginal Achievement Awards: Through an agreement, Indspire was funded to support: post-secondary scholarships for Indigenous students, and to reach high school students by holding an Indigenous Youth Career Conference in Calgary, Alberta. The conference took place in conjunction with the Indspire Awards Gala in Calgary, where 12 outstanding recipients were honoured. The Gala was produced and organized by Indspire and broadcast on the Aboriginal Peoples’ Television Network (APTN) and on CBC.

National Indigenous Peoples’ Day: This project provided funding for the National Indigenous Peoples’ Day events in the National Capital Region (June 21-24, 2018), which included celebrations, educational events for students, educators and families, and performances and events by Indigenous artists and entertainers.

Northern Aboriginal Broadcasting: Funding was provided to 20 Indigenous communication organizations to produce over 83,600 hours of new radio content, which included over 35,900 hours of Indigenous language programming and over 60 hours of new Indigenous television content.Footnote 5

Territorial Language Accords: The governments of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories continued implementing their four-year bilateral agreements. In Yukon, three non-self-governing First Nations continued to receive funding for the revitalization of Indigenous languages.

Findings of audits completed in 2018–19
No audit project completed in 2018-19 and no specific audit project included in the 2019-2022 Risk-based Audit Plan.
Findings of evaluations completed in 2018–19

Approval date of last evaluation: March 2016

Start of next evaluation planned for September 2019. End of project planned for March 2020.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients
The Program provides information through the departmental website and program officers. An email is sent to potential stakeholders.
Performance information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2016-17 Actual spending 2017-18 Actual spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2018-19 Total authorities available for use 2018-19 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2018-19 actual minus 2018-19 planned)
Total grants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 16,632,870 33,229,626 38,847,542 41,115,757 41,115,757 2,268,215
Total program 16,632,870 33,229,626 38,847,542 41,115,757 41,115,757 2,268,215
Explanation of variances
Funds were reallocated from existing authorities in order to invest in the Co-Development of an Indigenous Languages Act. The Act, which aims to reclaim, revitalize, maintain and strengthen Indigenous languages in Canada received Royal Assent on June 21, 2019.

Multiculturalism Program

Name of transfer payment program
Multiculturalism Program
Start date
1982-83
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Grants and contributions
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. This program is funded through the following transfer payments: Grants in support of the Multiculturalism Program and Contributions in support of the Multiculturalism Program.

Results achieved

In 2018-19, the Multiculturalism Program continued to work towards its objectives of building an integrated socially cohesive society; improving the responsiveness of institutions to the needs of a diverse population; and engaging in discussions on multiculturalism, inclusion and diversity at the domestic and international level.

Budget 2018 announced new funding in the amount of $23 million over two years, starting in 2018-19, to strengthen the Multiculturalism Program. Budget 2018 also provided $9 million over three years to PCH to address the challenges faced by Black Canadian youth.

As a result, the Multiculturalism Program revised its grants and contributions program in 2018-19 by adding two new components, Community Capacity-Building and Support for Black Canadian Youth Initiatives. To reflect these changes, Inter-Action, the Multiculturalism grants and contributions program was rebranded as the Community Support, Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Initiatives (CSMARI) Program and changes were made to the program’s Terms and Conditions to support the launch of the two new components.

From the beginning of September 2018 to the end of May 2019, the Program received 416 funding applications for its Projects, Community Capacity Building and Community Support for Black Canadian Youth Initiatives components, representing a total of $92,288,109 in requested funds. The majority of these applications are currently under assessment. Results will be made available in the 2019-20 report.

In 2018-19, a number of changes were made to the Events component of the Community Support, Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Initiatives (CSMARI) Program. The maximum payable amount was raised from $25,000 to $100,000 per event. Previously, applicants were required to have matching cash funds and the Program could only fund up to 50% of eligible cash expenditures. Starting in 2018, the Program removed this matching requirement and can now fund up to 100% of eligible cash expenditures. Finally, the Program broadened the eligibility criteria for events to include those celebrating the history, heritage and culture of a single community. Collectively, these changes greatly increased the demand on the Events component. In 2017-18, 234 events were supported for a total of $2,730,573. In 2018-19, 291 events were supported for a total of $4,667,523. This represents an increase of 24% in terms of the number of supported events and 71% in terms of total dollar value.

Canadians were engaged in 51 projects and 291 community based events that promote diversity and inclusion by encouraging positive interaction, which contributes to building an integrated, socially cohesive society. The 51 projects were ones funded exclusively through the 2017 intake. To date, 127,422 Canadians participated in 42 reported projects and 844,226 have participated in 183 reported events.

The Program’s direct public outreach and promotional activities included engagement sessions held across the country to help inform the development of a new federal anti-racism strategy. From October 2018 to March 2019, 22 in-person forums were held that welcomed approximately 600 people and 443 organizations. Certain sessions were held in partnership with community groups and Indigenous Peoples including First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples. Equally, all Canadians were invited to participate through an online poll and survey. In total, 866 respondents answered at least one of the six online survey questions.

Other engagement activities included the 2018 Asian Heritage Month Campaign and 2019 Black History Month Campaign. During this reporting period, there were approximately 28,309 unique visitors to the Asian Heritage Month webpages and 2,762 downloads, and 72,554 unique visitors to the Black History Month webpages and 7,417 downloads. Visitor traffic to the Black History Month and Asian Heritage Month webpages was good in 2018-19, with 60% of visitors interacting meaningfully the Black History Month web content and 59% interacting meaningfully with the Asian Heritage Month web content. The total number of unique visitors to the Multiculturalism Program webpages overall was 133,907, with 10,179 downloads of its material.

The Multiculturalism Program also hosted 6 support or outreach activities to support Federal Institutions in meeting their obligations under the Canadian Multiculturalism Act.

The Multiculturalism Program supported the Government in delivering a formal apology in the House of Commons to the Jewish community for denying entry of the MS St. Louis and its passengers in 1939.

Findings of audits completed in 2018–19
No audit project completed in 2018-19 and an Audit of the Multiculturalism Program is included in the 2019-2022 Risk-based Audit Plan. The estimated project start date is April 2021. The estimated project end date is March 2022.
Findings of evaluations completed in 2018–19

Approval date of last evaluation: March 2018

Start of next evaluation planned for January 2021. End of project planned for June 2022.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

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

In 2018-19, the Department accepted applications for the Community Support Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Initiatives program Events on a continuous intake basis.

Performance information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2016-17 Actual spending 2017-18 Actual spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2018-19 Total authorities available for use 2018-19 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2018-19 actual minus 2018-19 planned)
Total grants 2,371,598 2,875,638 4,500,000 4,674,836 4,674,836 174,836
Total contributions 5,394,321 5,115,303 4,065,766 8,600,276 6,146,080 2,080,314
Total program 7,765,919 7,990,941 8,565,766 13,275,112 10,820,916 2,255,150
Explanation of variances
The overall variance of $2.2M is explained by the following: $8.2M in new funding for Strengthening Multiculturalism and $0.2M in new funding to address the Challenges Faced by Black Canadians. Delivery of these new funds required both changes to the Program’s Terms & Conditions as well as application tools. These changes could not be completed until the Fall at which time application intakes were launched. As a result, some of the funding ($3.7M) had to be transferred to other departmental programs to adjust for emerging priorities while ($2.5M) for Strengthening Multiculturalism was lapsed and has been submitted for a reprofile request.

Development of Official Languages Communities Program

Name of transfer payment program
Development of Official Languages Communities Program
Start date
February 2015
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Grants and contributions
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2015-16
Core Responsibility
Core Responsibility 5: Official Languages
Link to department’s Program Inventory
Official Languages: Development of Official Languages Communities Program

Description

Pursuant to section 43 Part VII of the Official Languages Act, the Development of Official Languages Communities Program 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. This program also aims to increase the production and dissemination of knowledge, innovative methods and tools to support teaching in the language of the minority.

Results achieved

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

In 2018-19, the Department invested more than $256.5 million in the CDOL program, including more than $149 million for Minority-Language education, more than $24 million for provincial and territorial services in the minority language and more than $46 million to support non-profit organizations working to develop and grow official-language minority communities.

Examples of projects and results for 2018-19:

2018-19 Priority: Implement the new Action Plan for Official Languages 2018-2023, which will demonstrate the government's commitment to support and promote our two official languages.

The year 2018-19 was marked by significant progress in a number of important official languages issues as part of the implementation of the first year of the 2018-2023 Action Plan for Official Languages. The set of initiatives that were to be implemented as early as 2018-19 were implemented, while advancing on initiatives starting only in 2019-20. To this end, the Department has put in place mechanisms to ensure the collaborative implementation of the new Action Plan initiatives. This has resulted in numerous dialogue sessions with official language community spokespersons, by support provided to communities in setting priorities, and so on. It is about supporting the "by and for" approach (i.e. "by (communities) and for (communities)").

Here are some examples of initiatives implemented:

Increased core funding for community organizations
Strengthening capacities of community media and radio
Support for community hubs - Infrastructure
Community Cultural Action Program for Schools and Communities

Priority 2018-19: Undertake and conclude negotiations on bilateral education agreements with provincial and territorial governments.

Priority 2018-19: Continue and undertake negotiations on bilateral agreements on minority language services with provincial governments until the end of fiscal year 2018-19 to 2022-23.

50th Anniversary of the Official Languages Act

The Program identified the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act as a funding priority for all its calls for projects. As such, many projects were funded to support activities related to the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act. For example:

Findings of audits completed in 2018–19
No audit project completed in 2018-19 and an Audit of the Development of Official Languages Communities Program is included in the 2019-2022 Risk-based Audit Plan. The estimated project start date is April 2020. The estimated project end date is March 2021.
Findings of evaluations completed in 2018–19

Approval date of last evaluation: Mai 2017

Start of grouped Evaluation for Development of Official Languages Communities Program and Enhancement of Official Languages Program planned for May 2020. End of project planned for February 2022.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients
  • Conduct dialogue sessions with representatives of community organizations and provincial and territorial governments on the parameters for implementing the new initiatives of the Action Plan for Official Languages 2018-2023;
  • 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.
Performance information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2016-17 Actual spending 2017-18 Actual spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2018-19 Total authorities available for use 2018-19 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2018-19 actual minus 2018-19 planned)
Total grants 9,557,992 12,388,453 33,322,973 16,082,265 16,082,264 -17,240,709
Total contributions 221,717,092 218,169,576 207,141,079 243,139,830 240,481,277 33,340,198
Total program 231,275,084 230,558,029 240,464,052 259,222,095 256,563,541 16,099,489
Explanation of variances
The overall variance of $16.1M is mainly explained by $19.7M in new funding received for the Official Languages Action Plan, of which ($2.7M) of unused funds for the Territorial Languages Agreement is a forced lapse that needs to be returned to the Fiscal Framework. In addition, ($0.9M) was transferred to other departmental programs to adjust for emerging priorities. Finally, within the program's authorities, $17.0M was transferred from Grants to Contributions.

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
Grants and contributions
Type of appropriation
Annually through Main Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
2015-16
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. Through intergovernmental contribution agreements, the Second-Language Learning component supports the delivery of provincial and territorial programs and activities aimed at youth for learning English and French as second official languages.

Results achieved

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

In 2018-19, the Department invested more than $119.6 million in the Enhancement of Official Languages Program, including more than $86 million for Second Language Learning and, more than $5.3 million to support non-profit organizations working for the Promotion of Linguistic Duality and Second Language Learning

Examples of projects and results for 2018-19:

2018-19 Priority: Implement the new Action Plan for Official Languages 2018-2023, which will demonstrate the government's commitment to support and promote our two official languages.

The year 2018-19 was marked by significant progress in a number of important official languages issues as part of the implementation of the first year of the 2018-2023 Action Plan for Official Languages. The set of initiatives that were to be implemented as early as 2018-19 were implemented, while advancing on initiatives starting only in 2019-20. To this end, the Department has put in place mechanisms to ensure the collaborative implementation of the new Action Plan initiatives. This has resulted in numerous dialogue sessions with official language community spokespersons, by support provided to communities in setting priorities, and so on. It is about supporting the "by and for" approach (ie "by (communities) and for (communities)").

Here are some examples of initiatives implemented:

Increased core funding for community organizations
Increased opportunities for language and cultural exchanges

Priority 2018-19: Undertake and conclude negotiations on bilateral education agreements with provincial and territorial governments.

Other examples:

Appreciation and reconciliation

The Connecting the Unconnected project of the English Languages Arts Network is a partnership between the Quebec Writer’s Federation, the Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec and the Salon du Livre de Montréal 2018. This collaborative project has given visibility to writers from Anglophone communities while contributing to the promotion of both official languages.

Findings of audits completed in 2018–19
No audit project completed in 2018-19 and no specific audit project included in the 2019-2022 Risk-based Audit Plan.
Findings of evaluations completed in 2018–19

Approval date of last evaluation: Mai 2017

Start of grouped Evaluation for Development of Official Languages Communities Program and Enhancement of Official Languages Program planned for May 2020. End of project planned for February 2022.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients
  • Conduct dialogue sessions with representatives of community organizations and provincial and territorial governments on the parameters for implementing the new initiatives of the Action Plan for Official Languages 2018-2023;
  • 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.
Performance information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2016-17 Actual spending 2017-18 Actual spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2018-19 Total authorities available for use 2018-19 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2018-19 actual minus 2018-19 planned)
Total grants 946,693 1,170,330 5,599,842 1,132,250 1,132,250 -4,467,592
Total contributions 117,322,428 116,469,438 106,523,289 118,467,347 118,467,347 11,944,058
Total program 118,269,121 117,639,768 112,123,131 119,599,597 119,599,597 7,476,466
Explanation of variances
The overall variance of $7.5M is mainly explained by $8.7M received in new funding for the Official Languages Action Plan received and the transfer of ($1.2M) to other departmental programs to adjust for emerging priorities. Also, within the program's authorities, $4.5M was transferred from Grants to Contributions.

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 program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Contributions for the Games’ Hosting program.

Results achieved

The Hosting Program provided funding for the 2019 Canada Games in Red Deer, Alberta, as well as 88 International single sport events. These events provided participation opportunities to over 7,100 athletes, coaches and officials.

The Canada Games provided participation opportunities to 477 youth athletes from underrepresented groups to participate in sport events and showcase their athletic abilities. 192 of these athletes identified as of Indigenous descent, 158 identified as a visible minority, and 127 identified as a person with a disability.

In 2018-19, hosted competitions led to the development of 25 new or improved sport venues which could be used for future games or athlete development.

Findings of audits completed in 2018–19
No audit project completed in 2018-19 and no specific audit project included in the 2019-2022 Risk-based Audit Plan.
Findings of evaluations completed in 2018–19

Approval date of last evaluation: March 2016

Start of grouped evaluation for the Hosting Program, the Sport Support Program and the Athlete Assistance Program planned for October 2019. End of project planned for December 2020.

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.
Performance information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2016-17 Actual spending 2017-18 Actual spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2018-19 Total authorities available for use 2018-19 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2018-19 actual minus 2018-19 planned)
Total grants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 23,219,000 19,753,493 19,865,000 34,940,402 25,714,604 5,849,604
Total program 23,219,000 19,753,493 19,865,000 34,940,402 25,714,604 5,849,604
Explanation of variances
The overall variance of $5.8M is due to new funding of $13.0M to support the bid to host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter games and new funding of $1.2M to support the 2026 FIFA Men's World Cup of Soccer, while ($8.1M) for the bid to host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter games funds was lapsed due to the withdrawal of Calgary in the bidding process. In addition, ($1.1M) for FIFA Men's World Cup of Soccer has been submitted for a reprofile request. An amount of $2.5M was reallocated from within existing authorities to fund the Canada Games participant's travel costs. Finally, ($1.6M) was transferred to other departmental programs to fund emerging priorities.

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, such as National Sport Organizations (NSOs) in support of programming that supports the goals of the Canadian Sport Policy. This program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Contributions for the Sport Support program.

Results achieved

The Sport Support Program provided strong policy leadership, as well as support for quality-based sport programming to increase the number of Canadians from all segments of society involved in sport. It is estimated (based on previous years) that in 2018-19, approximately 4,594,540 Canadian children and youth were enrolled in a sport activity.

Investments in quality-based sport programs ensures that Canadians, regardless of gender, physical ability and cultural background, who participate in sport activities are satisfied with the manner in which the activity is provided. 86% of Canadians reported that they experience sport in a welcoming environment, while 73% responded that they experience sport in a safe environment.

Despite an increasingly competitive international environment, Canada was able to succeed at the highest levels of competition and maintain the 9th rank in the Combined Ranking Index for Olympic Sport.Footnote 6

Findings of audits completed in 2018–19
No audit project completed in 2018-19 and an Audit of Sport Support Program is included in the 2019-2022 Risk-based Audit Plan. The estimated project start date is April 2021 (audit in reserve). The estimated project end date is March 2022.
Findings of evaluations completed in 2018–19

Approval date of last evaluation: March 2016

Start of grouped evaluation for the Hosting Program, the Sport Support Program and the Athlete Assistance Program planned for October 2019. End of project planned for December 2020.

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.
Performance information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2016-17 Actual spending 2017-18 Actual spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2018-19 Total authorities available for use 2018-19 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2018-19 actual minus 2018-19 planned)
Total grants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 146,856,428 154,016,129 150,405,064 156,919,195 156,919,195 6,514,131
Total program 146,856,428 154,016,129 150,405,064 156,919,195 156,919,195 6,514,131
Explanation of variances
The overall variance of $6.5M is mainly explained by new funding of $3.3M for Special Olympics Canada, $0.5M to support Gender Equality in Sport, and a transfer ($0.6M) to Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for research to inform policy development related to sport participation. In addition, $3.3M was transferred from other departmental programs for the World Anti-Doping Agency ($1.7M), for Innovation projects to get Canadians more active, more often ($1.0M), for the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport for funding gap in complying with the Canadian Anti-Doping Program Code ($0.4M), and for three newly funded national sport organizations (Surf, Climbing & Skateboard) which are new sports added to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games ($0.2M).

Athlete Assistance Program

Name of transfer payment program
Athlete Assistance Program
Start date
1971
End date
Ongoing
Type of transfer payment
Subvention
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 (AAP) 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 Program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants to the Athlete Assistance Program.

Results achieved

The Athlete Assistance Program provided support to 747 current and formerly carded athletes so that they could pursue their academic goals by providing tuition grants.

In 2018-19, 288 athletes receiving AAP funding achieved a top 8 finish at the Olympics, Paralympics, or World Championships.

Findings of audits completed in 2018–19
No audit project completed in 2018-19 and no specific audit project included in the 2019-2022 Risk-based Audit Plan.
Findings of evaluations completed in 2018–19

Approval date of last evaluation: March 2016

Start of grouped evaluation for the Hosting Program, the Sport Support Program and the Athlete Assistance Program planned for October 2019. End of project planned for December 2020.

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.
Performance information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2016-17 Actual spending 2017-18 Actual spending 2018-19 Planned spending 2018-19 Total authorities available for use 2018-19 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2018-19 actual minus 2018-19 planned)
Total grants 27,998,926 32,998,500 33,000,000 32,100,000 32,098,389 -901,611
Total contributions 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total program 27,998,926 32,998,500 33,000,000 32,100,000 32,098,389 -901,611
Explanation of variances
The overall variance of ($0.9M) is explained by transfers to other departmental programs to adjust for emerging priorities.
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