Up-front multi-year funding — Departmental Results Report 2019-20

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Michaëlle Jean Foundation

General information

Name of recipient
Michaëlle Jean Foundation
Core responsibility
Core Responsibility 4: Diversity and inclusion
Link to the Program Inventory
Youth Engagement
Start date
October 1, 2010
End date
March 31, 2020
Description

The Michaëlle Jean Foundation is a Canadian non-profit organization that encourages communities to use art and creativity to stimulate and enhance citizen participation and dialogue with a particular emphasis on youth.

The objectives of the Foundation are, among others, to: raise awareness, and leverage the creative power, of the arts to generate a more socially harmonious, civically engaged and innovative Canada; enhance collaborative linkages and networks connecting the arts and creative communities with other sectors of society; promote local and national initiatives to create a new discourse and branding around Canadian culture that better communicate the value of the arts and creativity to the broader public; and contribute to empowering youth and emerging artists in their efforts to use art as a tool to address challenges facing their neighborhoods and communities.

To achieve these ends, the Foundation will provide programming in the areas of creative communities, youth action and democracy. The programming will, thus, bring together support for community initiatives, discussion forums and the promotion of citizen participation through social media.

Audit findings by the recipient during the reporting year, and future plan
No audit project completed in 2019–2020 and no specific audit project planned in 2020–2021.
Evaluation findings by the recipient during the reporting year, and future plan

The Michaëlle Jean Foundation has never been evaluated (new program).

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the Evaluation Services Directorate has had to limit its activities in order to allow programs to administer the Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations. Consequently, the 2020–21 to 2024–25 Departmental Evaluation Plan has had to be revised. The evaluation completion date will therefore be determined once Canadian Heritage announces the end of its business continuity plan and the Directorate is fully operational again.

Summary of results achieved by the recipient

In 2019–2020, the Michaëlle Jean Foundation continued to build upon its projects and programming, placing an emphasis on the power of art, culture, education and innovation. The Foundation provided opportunities to strengthen initiatives, practices and citizen interventions carried out by youth who reject exclusion, racism and discrimination and who demand justice and equity. To do so, in cities across Canada, the Foundation brought youth together for jam sessions aimed at creating a coherent national strategy in favour of a more inclusive society.

In 2019–20, the Michaëlle Jean Foundation received the last grant payment as the agreement with the Department ended in March 2020.

Financial information (dollars)
Total funding received (dollars) 2019–20 Planned spending 2019–20 Total authorities available for use 2019–20 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2019–20 actual minus 2019–20 planned)
6,232,084 0 497,052 497,052 497,052
Explanation of variances
The variance is explained by in-year funding of $0.5M received to support Michaëlle Jean Foundation.

Rideau Hall Foundation

General information

Name of recipient
Rideau Hall Foundation
Core responsibility
Core Responsibility 4: Diversity and inclusion
Link to the Program Inventory
Youth Engagement
Start date
September 28, 2017
End date
March 31, 2020
Description

The Rideau Hall Foundation is a Canadian non-profit organization, established in 2012, which vision is to foster a caring nation, where “all Canadians can grow their talents to the maximum, a nation where all Canadians can succeed and contribute.”

The objectives of the Foundation are to foster a smart and caring nation; encourage innovative ideas and foresight; inspire people to find solutions to the challenges facing our nation; connect, collaborate and turn ideas into action; and build our future together.

The Foundation is committed to initiatives that support diversity and inclusion and equality of opportunity. Supported initiatives will enable marginalized groups to participate fully in Canada’s society and economy. The Foundation’s signature programming falls within four areas: creating learning initiatives that strive for excellence and promote equality of educational opportunity; investing in Canadian leaders with transformative potential; widening the circle of giving and volunteering; and strengthening Canada’s culture of innovation.

Audit findings by the recipient during the reporting year, and future plan
No audit project completed in 2019–2020 and no specific audit project planned in 2020–2021.
Evaluation findings by the recipient during the reporting year, and future plan

The Rideau Hall Foundation has never been evaluated (new program).

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the Evaluation Services Directorate has had to limit its activities in order to allow programs to administer the Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations. Consequently, the 2020–21 to 2024–25 Departmental Evaluation Plan has had to be revised. The evaluation completion date will therefore be determined once Canadian Heritage announces the end of its business continuity plan and the Directorate is fully operational again.

Summary of results achieved by the recipient

In 2019–2020, The Rideau Hall Foundation worked strategically with organizations and partners to build capacity, to help bring projects to scale and to realize aspirations for Canada. This approach allowed the Foundation to welcome multiple perspectives to the table and to work collaboratively towards creative new solutions. The Foundation helped organizations to define challenges, mobilize assets as well as test and validate potential solutions.

In 2019–20, the Rideau Hall Foundation received the last grant payment, as the maximum amount of $10 million was disbursed.

Financial information (dollars)
Total funding received (dollars) 2019–20 Planned spending 2019–20 Total authorities available for use 2019–20 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2019–20 actual minus 2019–20 planned)
5,079,971 0 4,920,029 4,920,029 4,920,029
Explanation of variances
The variance is explained by in-year funding of $4.9M received to support Rideau Hall Foundation.
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