Departmental Plan 2020–2021: Supplementary Information Tables: Page 1

Details on transfer payment programs of $5 million or more

  1. Alternative Payments for Standing Programs (Federal‑Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act, Part VI)
  2. Canada Health Transfer (Federal‑Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act, Part V.1)
  3. Canada Social Transfer (Federal‑Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act, Part V.1)
  4. Fiscal Equalization (Federal‑Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act, Part I)
  5. Statutory Subsidies (Constitution Act, 1867; Constitution Act, 1982; and other statutory authorities)
  6. Territorial Formula Financing (Federal‑Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act, Part I.1)
  7. Youth Allowances Recovery (Federal‑Provincial Fiscal Revision Act, 1964)
  8. Debt Payments on Behalf of Poor Countries to International Organizations Pursuant to section 18(1) of the Economic Recovery Act (stimulus)
  9. Payments to the International Development Association

Alternative Payments for Standing Programs (Federal‑Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act, Part VI)

General information

Start date: 1977

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Other transfer payment (recovery)

Type of appropriation: Statutory commitment

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2012-13

Link to departmental result(s): Economic and Fiscal Policy

Link to the department’s Program Inventory: Program: Fiscal Arrangements with Provinces and Territories

Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program: The Alternative Payments for Standing Programs is a recovery from the province of Quebec of an additional tax point transfer (13.5 points) above and beyond the tax point transfer that used to be part of the Canada Health Transfer and the Canada Social Transfer. In the 1960s, Quebec chose to use the federal government's contracting-out arrangements for certain federal–provincial programs. Since Quebec, like other provinces, receives its full cash entitlement under the Canada Health Transfer and Canada Social Transfer, the value of these tax points is reimbursed to the Government of Canada each year. Together, the Alternative Payments for Standing Programs and the Youth Allowances Recovery are known as the Quebec Abatement. These arrangements ensure that all provinces and territories are treated the same through cash and tax transfers in support of health and social programs.

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of recoveries from the province of Quebec

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: Not applicable – Statutory payment

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Not applicable

Fiscal year of next planned evaluation: Not applicable – Statutory payment

General targeted recipient groups: Other levels of government

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable

Financial information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2019–20
planned spending
2020–21
planned spending
2021–22
planned spending
2022–23 planned spending
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 0 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments (4,204,769,000) (4,640,772,000) (4,849,975,000) (5,072,508,000)
Total program (4,204,769,000) (4,640,772,000) (4,849,975,000) (5,072,508,000)

Canada Health Transfer (Federal‑Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act, Part V.1)

General information

Start date: 2004

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Other transfer payment

Type of appropriation: Statutory commitment

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2013-14

Link to departmental result(s): Economic and Fiscal Policy

Link to the department’s Program Inventory: Program: Canada Health Transfer

Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program: The Canada Health Transfer (CHT) provides equal per capita support for health care through cash transfers to provincial and territorial governments. The CHT supports the government's commitment to maintain the Canada Health Act's national criteria (comprehensiveness, universality, portability, accessibility, and public administration), conditions, and prohibitions against user fees and extra–billing. Since 2014–15, the CHT has been distributed on an equal per capita cash basis.

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of CHT payments to provinces and territories

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: Not applicable – Statutory payment

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Not applicable

Fiscal year of next planned evaluation: Not applicable – Statutory payment

General targeted recipient groups: Other levels of government

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable

Financial information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2019–20
planned spending
2020–21
planned spending
2021–22
planned spending
2022–23 planned spending
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 0 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments 40,372,636,000 41,869,693,000 43,412,762,000 45,048,240,000
Total program 40,372,636,000 41,869,693,000 43,412,762,000 45,048,240,000

Canada Social Transfer (Federal‑Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act, Part V.1)

General information

Start date: 2004

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Other transfer payment

Type of appropriation: Statutory commitment

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2012-13

Link to departmental result(s): Economic and Fiscal Policy

Link to the department’s Program Inventory: Program: Fiscal Arrangements with Provinces and Territories

Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program: The Canada Social Transfer (CST) provides equal per capita cash support to provincial and territorial governments to assist them in financing social assistance and social services, post-secondary education, and programs for children. The CST gives provinces and territories the flexibility to allocate payments to those areas according to their own priorities and supports the government's commitment to prohibit minimum residency requirements for social assistance.

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of CST payments to provinces and territories

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: Not applicable – Statutory payment

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Not applicable

Fiscal year of next planned evaluation: Not applicable – Statutory payment

General targeted recipient groups: Other levels of government

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable

Financial information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2019–20
planned spending
2020–21
planned spending
2021–22
planned spending
2022–23 planned spending
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 0 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments 14,585,672,000 15,023,242,000 15,473,939,000 15,938,157,000
Total program 14,585,672,000 15,023,242,000 15,473,939,000 15,938,157,000

Fiscal Equalization (Federal‑Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act, Part I)

General information

Start date: 1957

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Other transfer payment

Type of appropriation: Statutory commitment

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2013-14

Link to departmental result(s): Economic and Fiscal Policy

Link to the department’s Program Inventory: Program: Fiscal Arrangements with Provinces and Territories

Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program: Formula–based Equalization payments are made to eligible provincial governments to enable them to provide reasonably comparable levels of public services at reasonably comparable levels of taxation. Equalization payments are unconditional.

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of Equalization payments to provinces

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: Not applicable – Statutory payment

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Not applicable

Fiscal year of next planned evaluation: Not applicable – Statutory payment

General targeted recipient groups: Other levels of government

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable

Financial information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2019–20
planned spending
2020–21
planned spending
2021–22
planned spending
2022–23 planned spending
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 0 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments 19,837,259,000 20,572,844,000 21,331,037,000 22,134,636,000
Total program 19,837,259,000 20,572,844,000 21,331,037,000 22,134,636,000

Statutory Subsidies (Constitution Act, 1867; Constitution Act, 1982; and other statutory authorities)

General information

Start date: 1867

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Other transfer payment

Type of appropriation: Statutory commitment

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 1996-97

Link to departmental result(s): Economic and Fiscal Policy

Link to the department’s Program Inventory: Program: Fiscal Arrangements with Provinces and Territories

Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program: The statutory subsidies provide a source of funding to provinces in accordance with their terms of entry into Confederation

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of payments to provinces

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: Not applicable – Statutory payment

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Not applicable

Fiscal year of next planned evaluation: Not applicable – Statutory payment

General targeted recipient groups: Other levels of government

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable

Financial information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2019–20
planned spending
2020–21
planned spending
2021–22
planned spending
2022–23 planned spending
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 0 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments 42,483,704 42,643,709 42,643,709 42,643,709
Total program 42,483,704 42,643,709 42,643,709 42,643,709

Territorial Formula Financing (Federal‑Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act, Part I.1)

General information

Start date: 1985

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Other transfer payment

Type of appropriation: Statutory commitment

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2013-14

Link to departmental result(s): Economic and Fiscal Policy

Link to the department’s Program Inventory: Program: Fiscal Arrangements with Provinces and Territories

Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program: Territorial Formula Financing payments are made to territorial governments to provide the resources they need to deliver services comparable to those delivered by provincial governments, taking into account the high costs and unique challenges in the North. Territorial Formula Financing payments are unconditional.

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of payments to territories

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: Not applicable – Statutory payment

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Not applicable

Fiscal year of next planned evaluation: Not applicable – Statutory payment

General targeted recipient groups: Other levels of government

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable

Financial information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2019–20
planned spending
2020–21
planned spending
2021–22
planned spending
2022–23 planned spending
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 0 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments 3,948,402,899 4,180,225,221 4,373,724,967 4,499,801,566
Total program 3,948,402,899 4,180,225,221 4,373,724,967 4,499,801,566

Youth Allowances Recovery (Federal‑Provincial Fiscal Revision Act, 1964)

General information

Start date: 1964

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Other transfer payment (recovery)

Type of appropriation: Statutory commitment

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 1973-74

Link to departmental result(s): Economic and Fiscal Policy

Link to the department’s Program Inventory: Program: Fiscal Arrangements with Provinces and Territories

Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program: The Youth Allowances Recovery is a recovery from the province of Quebec of an additional tax point transfer (3 points) above and beyond the tax point transfer that used to be part of the Canada Health Transfer and the Canada Social Transfer. In the 1960s, Quebec chose to use the federal government's contracting–out arrangements for certain federal–provincial programs. Quebec continues to receive the value of these tax points through its own income tax system and reimburses the Government of Canada for the discontinued programs for which it had received a tax point transfer. Together, the Alternative Payments for Standing Programs and the Youth Allowances Recovery are known as the Quebec Abatement. These arrangements ensure that all provinces and territories are treated the same through cash and tax transfers in support of health and social programs.

Expected results: Timely and accurate administration of recoveries from the province of Quebec

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: Not applicable – Statutory payment

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Not applicable

Fiscal year of next planned evaluation: Not applicable – Statutory payment

General targeted recipient groups: Other levels of government

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable

Financial information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2019–20
planned spending
2020–21
planned spending
2021–22
planned spending
2022–23 planned spending
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 0 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments (932,853,000) (1,024,033,000) (1,070,089,000) (1,118,901,000)
Total program (932,853,000) (1,024,033,000) (1,070,089,000) (1,118,901,000)

Debt Payments on Behalf of Poor Countries to International Organizations Pursuant to section 18(1) of the Economic Recovery Act (stimulus)

General information

Start date: 2010

End date: 2054

Type of transfer payment: Other transfer payment

Type of appropriation: Statutory commitment

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2010-11

Link to departmental result(s): Economic and Fiscal Policy

Link to the department’s Program Inventory: Program: Commitments to International Financial Organizations

Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program: Payments for Canada's commitment to the G8-led Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative

Expected results: Payments to international organizations and Canadian creditors consistent with Government of Canada commitments

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: Not applicable – Statutory payment

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Not applicable

Fiscal year of next planned evaluation: Not applicable – Statutory payment

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations and Canadian creditors

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Not applicable

Financial information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2019–20
planned spending
2020–21
planned spending
2021–22
planned spending
2022–23 planned spending
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 0 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments 48,080,000 37,894,693 53,132,349 53,424,144
Total program 48,080,000 37,894,693 53,132,349 53,424,144

Payments to the International Development Association

General information

Start date: 1960

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Other transfer payment

Type of appropriation: Statutory commitment

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2014-15

Link to departmental result(s): Economic and Fiscal Policy

Link to the department’s Program Inventory: Program: Commitments to International Financial Organizations

Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program: This program provides payments to allow the International Development Association (IDA) to disburse concessional financing for development projects and programs in the world's poorest countries.

Expected results: Payments to international organizations consistent with Government of Canada commitments

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: Not applicable – Statutory payment

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Not applicable

Fiscal year of next planned evaluation: Not applicable – Statutory payment

General targeted recipient groups: World Bank Group

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Spring and annual World Bank Group meetings each year and IDA replenishment cycle negotiations every 3 years. The Official Development Assistance Accountability Act also requires broad consultations on Canada's Official Development Assistance, which includes contributions to the IDA, every 2 years.

Financial information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2019–20
planned spending
2020–21
planned spending
2021–22
planned spending
2022–23 planned spending
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 0 0 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments 441,620,000 423,240,000 423,240,000 424,520,000
Total program 441,620,000 423,240,000 423,240,000 424,520,000
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