Details on transfer payment programs

Details on transfer payment programs of $5 million or more

3‑year plan for Contributions in support of the Capital Assistance Program (CAP) - Voted Payments

Start date 1983-84
End date Ongoing
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation Appropriated annually through the Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2011-12
Link to departmental result(s)

6.1 Naval and Army Bases, Air force Wings enable military operations and defence activities

6.2 Defence infrastructure is well-managed throughout its lifecycle

Link to the department’s Program Inventory Program 6.1 - Defence Infrastructure Program Management
Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program

The Department of National Defence (DND) uses the CAP to optimize its infrastructure by seeking cost-effective solutions with eligible recipients who have the mandate and capacity to operate and maintain the infrastructure and who may also benefit from joint use opportunities. Contributions are made to:

  • Upgrade infrastructure (e.g. roads, sidewalks, and sewers in residential quarters; water treatment plants and water distribution systems that serve operational and non-operational requirements) after it has been transferred from DND to the eligible recipient;
  • Expand and/or upgrade existing local infrastructure to better support DND requirements (e.g. water treatment plants, water distribution systems, airport runway extensions, roads); and/or
  • Construct new local infrastructure, such as:
    • Community-oriented facilities for shared use by the Base/Wing and local authorities (e.g. arenas, gymnasiums, swimming pools, community centers);
    • Infrastructure to support non-operational requirements such as for residential accommodation (e.g. roads, sidewalks, sewers); and
    • Infrastructure to support operational requirements (e.g. new access to the Base/Wing).
Expected results

The immediate expected result is:

  • Collaborate with local authorities to upgrade/expand/construct and own and operate public infrastructure and services that DND requires.

The intermediate results are:

  • Reduce DND non-core infrastructure;
  • Cost-effective development and maintenance of infrastructure, involves one of the following:
    • reduce operating/capital costs;
    • or cost avoidance;
    • or minimized DND liability; and
  • Improve/new/maintain infrastructure for use by DND members and their families.

The final expected results are:

  • The optimize of DND infrastructure to support the evolving force structure; and
  • Enhanced quality of life in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation 2014-15
Decision following the results of last evaluation Continuation
Fiscal year of next planned evaluation The next planned evaluation is fiscal year 2024-25 if the ongoing program has a five-year average actual expenditure of more than $5M per year.
General targeted recipient groups Provinces and territories; Municipalities and local organizations; and Industry-related groups.
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients A two-step contribution agreement to facilitate and encourage recipients to engage early in the process as DND can now transfer funds at the design stage via a first contribution agreement. Once the design and any other aspects (e.g. asset transfer) are agreed upon, a second contribution agreement can be signed with the recipient and the project can be implemented.

Financial information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment 2021-22 planned spending 2022-23 planned spending 2023-24 planned spending 2024-25 planned spending
Total grants $0 $0 $0 $0
Total contributions $35,450,000 $35,450,000 $35,450,000 $35,450,000
Total other types of transfer payments $0 $0 $0 $0
Total program $35,450,000 $35,450,000 $35,450,000 $35,450,000

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3‑year plan for Contributions in Support of the Military Training and Cooperation Program (MTCP) - Voted payments

Start date 1992-93
End date Ongoing
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation Appropriated annually through the Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2010-11
Link to departmental result(s) 1.5 Canadian Armed Forces contribute to a more stable and peaceful world
Link to the department’s Program Inventory Program 1.4 - Global Engagement
Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program The MTCP builds the capacities of member countries’ militaries through language training, and professional development courses including command and staff instruction, and peace support operations training. Activities are conducted both in Canada and out of Canada.
Expected results

Expected results of this contribution program are:

  • To enhance peace support operations interoperability among Canada’s partners to lessen the operational burden on Canada;
  • To expand and reinforce Canadian bilateral defence relations;
  • To promote Canadian democratic principles, the rule of law and the protection of human rights in the international arena; and
  • To achieve influence in areas of strategic interest to Canada.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation 2018-19
Decision following the results of last evaluation Continuation
Fiscal year of next planned evaluation 2023-24
General targeted recipient groups International organizations and foreign countries.
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients The Director of Military Training and Cooperation engages the program's potential and actual recipients through the Canadian defence attachés, the foreign defence attachés posted or accredited in Ottawa, by way of questionnaires distributed to students at the end of their training, and the publication of an annual report.

Financial information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment 2021-22 planned spending 2022-23 planned spending 2023-24 planned spending 2024-25 planned spending
Total grants $0 $0 $0 $0
Total contributions $11,389,000 $11,389,000 $11,389,000 $11,389,000
Total other types of transfer payments $0 $0 $0 $0
Total program $11,389,000 $11,389,000 $11,389,000 $11,389,000

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3‑year plan for Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Grants and Contribution Program – Voted Payments

Start date 2017-18
End date 2036-37
Type of transfer payment Grants and Contribution
Type of appropriation Appropriated annually through the Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2017-18
Link to departmental result(s) 4.2 Defence and security challenges are addressed through innovative solutions
Link to the department’s Program Inventory Program 4.8 – Science, Technology and Innovation
Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program

The purpose of the IDEaS Grants and Contribution Program is to support and increase the research and development (R&D) community capacity external to the Department of National Defence (DND) that can generate new ideas and formulate solutions to Canada’s current and future defence and security requirements. This will be achieved by funding R&D initiatives that are in line with defence and security R&D priority areas.

The objectives are as follows:

  • Support basic and applied research, analysis, technology development and knowledge transfer leading to innovative solutions to key R&D challenges for defence and security identified by DND and the Public Safety Portfolio;
  • Mobilize, engage and support national academic, public and industry researchers to advance innovation toward R&D challenges for defence and security; and
  • Encourage, enhance, sustain and support innovation networks and collaborations between other levels of government, industry, and academia to help build a critical mass of expertise, knowledge and solutions for the defence and security of Canada.
Expected results

Short-term: DND to have effective mechanisms to engage innovators, solicit ideas, and initiatives to address defence and security challenges. This will be measured by the percentage of posted R&D challenges that succeed in soliciting responses from innovators.

Medium-term: Canadian innovators will be engaged in solving defence and security challenges. This will be measured by evaluating the percentage of posted defence and security problems or questions that result in projects or initiatives addressing them.

Long-term: Canadian R&D networks in defence and security are sustained and primed to develop advice and innovative solutions to protect, secure and defend Canada and its citizens.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation An evaluation has not yet been completed for this program.
Decision following the results of last evaluation Not applicable
Fiscal year of next planned evaluation Payments amounting to $5M started for this program in 2020-21 and an evaluation is expected to occur in 2025.
General targeted recipient groups

Eligible recipients for funding are:

  • Canadian universities and educational institutions chartered in Canada;
  • Incorporated Canadian not-for-profit organizations or associations;
  • Provincial/territorial or municipal government organizations;
  • Incorporated Canadian for-profit companies, organizations or associations; and
  • Any group, cluster or consortium composed of eligible recipients, and their researchers and professionals, including their international R&D collaborators. All eligible recipients must possess the legal status necessary to enter into a Contribution Agreement.

Federal and provincial crown corporations are not eligible for funding under the Grants and Contribution Program.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

The IDEaS program strives to communicate to its stakeholders effectively, through a wide range of products and to a number of different audiences across Canada. Program applicants are supported through a dedicated program website (www.canada.ca/defence-IDEaS) and provides access to calls for proposals, program guides, eligibility requirements and program administration contact details (DND.IDEaS-IDEeS.MDN@forces.gc.ca).

Calls for proposals were widely advertised through public press releases, e-mail distribution lists, and liaison with a wide range of associations, other government departments, and other stakeholders. For example, since the launch of the program in April 2018, the program has held more than 40 information sessions, presentations and discussions with thousands of innovators in various forums across Canada, including conferences, discussion panels, information sessions and meetings with companies and associations that are interested in IDEaS.

The program continues to engage with innovators to ensure it disseminates information that is coherent, relevant and results oriented.

Financial information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment 2021-22 planned spending 2022-23 planned spending 2023-24 planned spending 2024-25 planned spending
Total grants $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000
Total contributions $23,000,000 $22,000,000 $19,000,000 $19,000,000
Total other types of transfer payments $0 $0 $0 $0
Total program $28,000,000 $27,000,000 $24,000,000 $24,000,000

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3‑year plan for NATO Military Budget (NATO Programs) - Voted Payments

Start date 1949
End date Ongoing
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation Appropriated annually through the Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2010-11
Link to departmental result(s) 1.1 Canadians are protected against threats to and attacks on Canada
Link to the department’s Program Inventory Program 1.4 - Global Engagement
Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program

The Department of National Defence (DND)’s share of common funding contributions help to pay for NATO military resources that benefit all Allies and NATO partners.

DND’s NATO Military Budget contributions support the operating and maintenance costs of NATO’s military headquarters and activities, including:

  • International Military Staff;
  • NATO’s Command Structure, made up of bases and facilities across Europe and in the United States;
  • NATO’s key air fleets: NATO Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS), and Allied Ground Surveillance (AGS); and
  • NATO operations and missions which include Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) deployments under Operations IMPACT (NATO Mission Iraq), KOBOLD and REASSURANCE.
Expected results

Canada’s financial contributions to the Alliance help to ensure Canadian security and provide leverage and influence within the multi-national body. They also provide access to military capabilities which Canada can leverage.

The contributions further serve to help protect and strengthen the freedom and security of all Alliance members by political and military means in accordance with the North Atlantic Treaty and the principles of the United Nations Charter.

The benefits of Canada’s investment in NATO include access to strategic information, intelligence, capabilities, interoperability with allied forces and an equal voice in high-level decisions affecting Euro-Atlantic security and stability.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation 2016-17
Decision following the results of last evaluation Continuation
Fiscal year of next planned evaluation

There is no planned internal evaluation. The Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) Policy on Results exempts assessed contributions to international organizations from the five-year reviews required under section 42.1 of the Financial Administration Act.

At the end of fiscal year 2021-22, the 2021 financial statements will be presented for verification by the International Board of Auditors for NATO (IBAN).

General targeted recipient groups International organizations and foreign countries.
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

This program has only one recipient, thus the engagement process is done directly through the ongoing relationship.

Financial information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment 2021-22 planned spending 2022-23 planned spending 2023-24 planned spending 2024-25 planned spending
Total grants $0 $0 $0 $0
Total contributions $130,676,000 $157,083,876 $163,324,729 $166,215,197
Total other types of transfer payments $0 $0 $0 $0
Total program $130,676,000 $157,083,876 $163,324,729 $166,215,197

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3‑year plan NATO Security Investment Program (NSIP Programs) - Voted Payments

Start date 1951
End date Ongoing
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation Appropriated annually through the Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2010-11
Link to departmental result(s) 1.1 Canadians are protected against threats to and attacks on Canada
Link to the department’s Program Inventory Program 1.4 - Global Engagement
Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program

The Department of National Defence (DND)’s share of common funding contributions help to pay for NATO military resources that benefit all Allies and NATO partners.

DND’s NATO Security Investment Program (NSIP) contributions support the capital costs for major infrastructure improvements, including:

  • Airfield, fuel systems and harbor facilities to support deployed forces;
  • Air command and control systems;
  • Automated information systems; and
  • Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities.
Expected results

NSIP funds projects that meet NATO’s essential purpose, which is to safeguard the freedom and security of all its members by political and military means in accordance with the North Atlantic Treaty and the principles of the United Nations Charter.

The benefits of Canada’s investment in NATO include access to strategic information, intelligence, capabilities, interoperability with allied forces and an equal voice in high-level decisions affecting Euro-Atlantic security and stability. It also includes a potential return on some of Canada’s eligible infrastructure projects in support of NATO operations.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation 2016-17
Decision following the results of last evaluation Continuation
Fiscal year of next planned evaluation

There is no planned internal evaluation. The Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) Policy on Results exempts assessed contributions to international organizations from the five-year reviews required under section 42.1 of the Financial Administration Act.

At the end of fiscal year 2021-22, the 2021 financial statements will be presented for verification by the International Board of Auditors for NATO (IBAN).

General targeted recipient groups International organizations and foreign countries.
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

This program has only one recipient, thus the engagement process is done directly through the ongoing relationship.

Financial information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment 2021-22 planned spending 2022-23 planned spending 2023-24 planned spending 2024-25 planned spending
Total grants $0 $0 $0 $0
Total contributions $26,538,408 $62,890,532 $56,649,679 $53,759,211
Total other types of transfer payments $0 $0 $0 $0
Total program $26,538,408 $62,890,532 $56,649,679 $53,759,211

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Disclosure of transfer payment programs under $5 million

3‑year plan for Contribution in support of the Vancouver Principles (VP) on Peacekeeping and the Prevention of the Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers

Start date 30 July 2019
End date 2023-24
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation Appropriated annually through the Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2019-20
Link to departmental result(s) 1.5 Canadian Armed Forces contribute to a more stable and peaceful world
Link to the department’s Program Inventory Program 3.2 – Individual Training and Professional Military Education
Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program The objectives of the Contribution Program are as follows:
  • Support basic and applied research, analysis and knowledge transfer that can inform the development of military concepts and doctrine necessary to implement the VP.
  • Mobilize, engage and support national academia and non-government organizations in advancing the adoption and implementation of the VP, with the aim of establishing the VP as a set of international norms.
  • Encourage, enhance, sustain and support collaborations between government, national academia and non-government organizations to prevent the recruitment and use of child soldiers and ensuring UN peacekeepers are held accountable for meeting the highest standards of conduct.
Expected results

The Department of National Defence (DND)/Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has effective means to engage academics and other experts on issues addressed in the Vancouver Principles on Peacekeeping and the Prevention of the Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers.

Indicator: Reports produced, workshops/conferences organized and convened with DND/CAF member input and participation.

Target: One major research report and two workshops/conferences.

DND/CAF has access to expert advice and guidance to inform doctrine, training and education to ensure their effectiveness with respect to child soldiers, including the prevention of the recruitment and use of child soldiers.

Indicator: Number of doctrinal changes or updates to training/education that have been informed by VPCP research/analysis/lessons learned.

Target: Up to 5 doctrine/training/education changes/updates over 5 years.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation There is no planned evaluation. The Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) Policy on Results exempts ongoing programs of grants and contributions that have five-year average actual expenditures of less than $5M per year from the five-year reviews required under section 42.1 of the Financial Administration Act.
Decision following the results of last evaluation Not applicable
Fiscal year of next planned evaluation There is no planned evaluation. The TBS Policy on Results exempts ongoing programs of grants and contributions that have five-year average actual expenditures of less than $5M per year from the five-year reviews required under section 42.1 of the Financial Administration Act.
General targeted recipient groups General targeted recipient groups Canadian universities and Canadian accredited post-secondary institutions, Canadian not-for-profit organizations and associations, Canadian non-governmental organizations; and Canadian branches of international organizations.
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients Initial engagements will be targeted at specific organizations with existing expertise related to the prevention of the recruitment and use of child soldiers and knowledge of the Implementation Guidance for the Vancouver Principles. Future engagements will be done through an open call for proposals communicated via the Defence Team website.

Financial information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment 2021-22 planned spending 2022-23 planned spending 2023-24 planned spending 2024-25 planned spending
Total grants $0 $0 $0 $0
Total contributions $225,000 $225,000 $225,000 $0
Total other types of transfer payments $0 $0 $0 $0
Total program $225,000 $225,000 $225,000 $0

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3‑year plan for Contribution in Support of Various Sexual Assault Centres in Canada

Start date 2019
End date 31 March 2023
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation Appropriated annually through the Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2018-19, Amendment July 2019
Link to departmental result(s)

3.2 The health and well-being of the Defence team is well supported

3.4 Military families are supported and resilient

Link to the department’s Program Inventory Program 3.3 – Total Health Care
Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program To provide financial support to not-for-profit sexual assault centres in locations within close proximity of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) bases in order to augment victim services and programs for all members of the Defence Team who require support, such as CAF members, Department of National Defence (DND) civilian employees, CAF family members and members of the Cadet Program.
Expected results

The Expected Results are identified through the Program Outcomes. The following are shared outcomes under Canada’s Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence:

Short/Medium-term Outcomes:

  • Intervention participants access information, training, and support.
  • Projects funded by the Program reach the local CAF community.
  • Sexual Assault Centres (SACs) are more integrated within the CAF network of support services to survivors of sexual assault.
  • CAF community members who are affected by sexual assault are able to access a wider range of specialized support services.

Long-term Outcome:

  • Those impacted by or at risk of Gender-Based Violence, including survivors, are better supported across the justice and social sectors.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation Not applicable. This is a new program that was approved in November 2018.
Decision following the results of last evaluation Not applicable
Fiscal year of next planned evaluation There is no planned evaluation. The Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) Policy on Results exempts ongoing programs of grants and contributions that have five-year average actual expenditures of less than $5M per year from the five-year reviews required under section 42.1 of the Financial Administration Act.
General targeted recipient groups Eligible recipients for funding are not-for-profit Canadian organizations that provide specialized support services for victims of sexual violence. These sexual assault centres are located in communities in close proximity to CAF bases with the highest client base, including: Halifax, Fredericton, Quebec, Montreal/St Jean, Ottawa, Kingston, Renfrew County/Petawawa, Barrie/Borden, Edmonton, Victoria/Esquimalt.
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients Transfer Payment Program applicants submit a semi-annual report that outlines the progress of their project based on the approved Logic Model and expected outcomes and activities. Reports will include funding updates with expense reports. Consultations will be done by teleconference or email as required.

Financial information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment 2021-22 planned spending 2022-23 planned spending 2023-24 planned spending 2024-25 planned spending
Total grants $0 $0 $0 $0
Total contributions $500,000 $500,000 $0 $0
Total other types of transfer payments $0 $0 $0 $0
Total program $500,000 $500,000 $0 $0

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3‑year plan for Contribution to the Biological and Chemical Defence Review Committee (BCDRC) - Voted Payments

Start date 1990
End date Ongoing
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation Appropriated annually through the Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2020-21 (Renewal of Agreement)
Link to departmental result(s) 6.3 Defence activities are carried out in a safe and environmentally responsible manner
Link to the department’s Program Inventory Program 7.1 Management and Oversight Services
Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program To provide an independent third-party review of the Department of National Defence (DND)/Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) biological and chemical defence programs, including all research, development and training, in order to assess whether these programs are defensive in nature, conducted in a professional manner, and pose a minimal risk to the public and the environment.
Expected results Verification that Canada’s policy of maintaining a purely defensive biological and chemical warfare capability is fully respected by the DND/CAF and that research, development and training activities are compliant with Canada’s obligations as a State Party to the Biological and Toxic Weapons Convention and the Chemical Weapons Convention. Confirmation that any research, development and training activities pose minimal risk to public safety or the environment.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation 2014-15
Decision following the results of last evaluation Continuation
Fiscal year of next planned evaluation There is no planned evaluation, The Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) Policy on Results exempts ongoing programs of grants and contributions that have five-year average actual expenditures of less than $5M per year from the five-year reviews required under section 42.1 of the Financial Administration Act.
General targeted recipient groups Other – committee
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients The Committee is actively engaged with the department and the CAF to arrange site visits, briefings, and facility inspections and uses the findings from these engagements and visits to shape their program for future years.

Financial information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment 2021-22 planned spending 2022-23 planned spending 2023-24 planned spending 2024-25 planned spending
Total grants $0 $0 $0 $0
Total contributions $139,747 $141,844 $143,971 $146,131
Total other types of transfer payments $0 $0 $0 $0
Total program $139,747 $141,844 $143,971 $146,131

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3‑year plan for Contribution to the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) - Voted Payments

Start date 1989
End date Ongoing
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation Appropriated annually through the Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2009-10
Link to departmental result(s) 1.2 People in distress receive effective search and rescue response
Link to the department’s Program Inventory Program 1.1 - Operations in Canada
Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program To prepare and train CASARA volunteers in the fundamental techniques required to assist in Search and Rescue (SAR) response activities, to maintain the National Organization, and to interact with members of the general aviation community for the purpose of SAR awareness.
Expected results

Continued support of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) SAR operations. Performance measurements/indicators will be taken from the number of missions that CASARA has effectively supported. Also, the number of training events and flying hours that CASARA has flown to remain operationally effective to support CAF operations.

Monitoring and review of CASARA reports will be conducted by the national CASARA Liaison Officer (CLO) and overseen by Senior Staff Officer (SSO) SAR. Director Air Readiness (D Air Rdns) 3-3 SAR will conduct annual review with CLO and SSO SAR.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation 2014-15
Decision following the results of last evaluation Continuation
Fiscal year of next planned evaluation There is no planned evaluation. The Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) Policy on Results exempts ongoing programs of grants and contributions that have five-year average actual expenditures of less than $5M per year from the five-year reviews required under section 42.1 of the Financial Administration Act.
General targeted recipient groups Non-profit organizations - Civil Air Search and Rescue Association
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients This program has only one recipient, thus the engagement process is done directly through the ongoing relationship.

Financial information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment 2021-22 planned spending 2022-23 planned spending 2023-24 planned spending 2024-25 planned spending
Total grants $0 $0 $0 $0
Total contributions $3,100,000 $3,100,000 $3,100,000 $3,100,000
Total other types of transfer payments $0 $0 $0 $0
Total program $3,100,000 $3,100,000 $3,100,000 $3,100,000

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3‑year plan for Grant in support of the Compensation for Employers of Reservists Program (CERP) – Voted Payments

Start date 2014 (Order in Council dated 2014-11-26)
End date Ongoing
Type of transfer payment Grant
Type of appropriation Appropriated annually through the Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2014-15
Link to departmental result(s) 2.1 Canadian Armed Forces are ready to conduct concurrent operations
Link to the department’s Program Inventory Program 2.11 - Canadian Forces Liaison Council (CFLC) and Employer Support
Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program To maintain the federal financial assistance which compensates civilian employers, builds bridges with businesses and other stakeholders, and ensures that Reservists continue to be fully integrated and readily available for military duty.
Expected results The expected results are identified through the following program outcomes:
  • Employers are compensated for operational losses when Reservists take time away from work to serve on military operations;
  • Enhance relationships with civilian employers; and,
  • Strengthen Internal and external stakeholder capabilities to support Reservists.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

An evaluation has not yet been completed for this program. 

Note: Program was approved in September 2014.

Decision following the results of last evaluation Continuation
Fiscal year of next planned evaluation There is no planned evaluation. The Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) Policy on Results exempts ongoing programs of grants and contributions that have five-year average actual expenditures of less than $5M per year from the five-year reviews required under section 42.1 of the Financial Administration Act.
General targeted recipient groups

Civilian employers of reservists, and self-employed reservists, within the following sectors: Non-profit organizations, Provinces and Territories, Industry-related, employers of Primary Reservists in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Note: The program does not apply to civilian employers of Reservists from the Federal Government, Federal Agencies and Crown corporations.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients Department of National Defence (DND) CFLC efforts include:
  • Information provided on CANADA.CA website
  • CERP promoted on Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Briefings to reservists / employers at every opportunity

Financial information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment 2021-22 planned spending 2022-23 planned spending 2023-24 planned spending 2024-25 planned spending
Total grants $2,450,000 $2,450,000 $2,450,000 $2,450,000
Total contributions $0 $0 $0 $0
Total other types of transfer payments $0 $0 $0 $0
Total program $2,450,000 $2,450,000 $2,450,000 $2,450,000

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3‑year plan for Grant Program to the National Offices of the Cadet Leagues of Canada, as:

  • Navy League of Canada
  • Army Cadet League of Canada
  • Air Cadet League of Canada

Voted Payments

Start date 1971
End date Ongoing
Type of transfer payment Grant
Type of appropriation Appropriated annually through the Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2013-14
Link to departmental result(s) 3.5 Youth in Canada are provided with experience and opportunities that enable a successful transition to adulthood
Link to the department’s Program Inventory Program 3.10 - Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers (Youth Program)
Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program To provide support to the Cadet Leagues through a grant to each of the three National Offices (Navy League, Army Cadet League and Air Cadet League) to permit the Cadet Leagues to concentrate their efforts on attracting and developing an extensive volunteer network in support of the Cadet Program.
Expected results

Expected results are as follows:

  • Participate in the mutually concurred consultative framework through attendance and participate in national forums (such as the National Cadet Council), regional forums (such as the Regional Cadet Advisor Groups), and community-level forums (such as the Community Coordination Committees);
  • Supervise and assist local committees;
  • Support the Cadet Program by providing facilities, material, transportation and financial resources when not provided by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF);
  • Support communication activities and engage with private industry, non-government organizations and provincial, territorial and municipal governments;
  • Provide awards, recognition, bursaries and grants to Cadets and Cadet Corps and Squadrons.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation 2012-13
Decision following the results of last evaluation Continuation
Fiscal year of next planned evaluation There is no planned evaluation. The Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) Policy on Results exempts ongoing programs of grants and contributions that have five-year average actual expenditures of less than $5M per year from the five-year reviews required under section 42.1 of the Financial Administration Act.
General targeted recipient groups Cadet Leagues of Canada
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients CAF continues to engage the Cadet Leagues through its formalized Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and related Consultative Framework. Current engagements are focused on rationalizing the support provided by the League which will be the catalyst for a review of the current Transfer Payment Program (TPP); the Grant Program to the National Offices of the Cadet Leagues of Canada. This will be accomplished through the required corporate submission to TBS in order to make the necessary changes to the current terms and conditions if it is determined that TPP will continue.

Financial information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment 2021-22 planned spending 2022-23 planned spending 2023-24 planned spending 2024-25 planned spending
Total grants $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000
Total contributions $0 $0 $0 $0
Total other types of transfer payments $0 $0 $0 $0
Total program $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000

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3‑year plan for Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security (MINDS) (previously Defence Engagement Program)

Start date 5 November 2018
End date Ongoing
Type of transfer payment Grant and Contribution
Type of appropriation Appropriated annually through the Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2018-19
Link to departmental result(s) 4.2 Defence and security challenges are addressed through innovative solutions
Link to the department’s Program Inventory Program 4.8 – Science, Technology and Innovation
Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program Respond to Department of National Defence (DND)/ Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) needs for timely advice from defence and security experts; foster the next generation of defence and security experts and scholars; support a strong Canadian knowledge base in contemporary defence and security issues relevant to Canada’s defence policy; and, contribute to the Canadian public’s understanding of defence and security issues.
Expected results
The expected results of the program are to:
  • Ensure development of effective mechanisms to engage academics and other defence and security experts.
    • Indicator: Aggregate number and value of transfer payments each fiscal year.
  • Address Defence and security challenges through innovative solutions and/or expert advice.
    • Indicators: Percentage of Transfer Payment Program (TPP) recipients’ reports that meet the percentage required for relevance; annual performance management reports on activities.
  • Foster next generation of Defence and Security experts.
    • Indicator: Percentage of TPP activities that involve students.
  • Increase Canadian public understanding of defence and security issues.
    • Indicators: Percentage of TPP funded events that engage the public; no TPP activities promoted on social media; percentage funded projects/events that generate social media coverage.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation Not applicable – there has been no evaluation for MINDS.
Decision following the results of last evaluation Not applicable
Fiscal year of next planned evaluation 2023-24
General targeted recipient groups Persons; Non-profit organizations.
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients Plans for follow-up via telephone or email on questions from applicants and recipients. Where appropriate, in-person meetings with recipients to discuss their project and application process. These consultations will inform on the TPP’s process and identify potential areas for improvement, both in the delivery and evaluation of MINDS.

Financial information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment 2021-22 planned spending 2022-23 planned spending 2023-24 planned spending 2024-25 planned spending
Total grants $1,903,443 $2,731,911 $3,209,005 $3,423,582
Total contributions $2,250,000 $2,250,000 $2,250,000 $2,250,000
Total other types of transfer payments $0 $0 $0 $0
Total program $4,153,443 $4,981,911 $5,459,005 $5,673,582

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3‑year plan for NATO Contribution Program: NATO Other Activities - Voted Payments

Start date 1949
End date Ongoing
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation Appropriated annually through the Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2009-10
Link to departmental result(s) 1.4 North America is defended against threats and attacks
Link to the department’s Program Inventory Program 1.4 - Global Engagement
Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program Canada’s contributions to NATO’s Other Activities help contribute to projects initiated by NATO. These funds will help pay for:
  • NATO’s Centres of Excellence, such as the Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.
  • NATO’s Naval Forces Sensor and Weapons Accuracy Check Sites (FORACS).
  • NATO’s Rapidly Deployable Corps Headquarters.
  • NATO Production and Logistics Organizations (NPLOs), such as the NATO Support and Procurement Organization (NSPO) and NATO Communications and Information Organization (NCIO).
Expected results

Expected results are based on the activities that Canada choose to participate:

Expected results of these activities are to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the Canadian forces engagement with NATO and to enhance the interoperability capabilities with other NATO member forces.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation 2016-17
Decision following the results of last evaluation Continuation
Fiscal year of next planned evaluation

There is no planned internal evaluation. The Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) Policy on Results exempts assessed contributions to international organizations from the five-year reviews required under section 42.1 of the Financial Administration Act.

At the end of 2021-22, the 2021 financial statements will be presented for verification by the International Board of Auditors for NATO (IBAN).

General targeted recipient groups International organizations and foreign countries.
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients The program recipients are NATO organizations, agency or member nations and engagement with recipients is done through NATO.

Financial information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment 2021-22 planned spending 2022-23 planned spending 2023-24 planned spending 2024-25 planned spending
Total grants $0 $0 $0 $0
Total contributions $3,060,000 $4,200,000 $4,200,000 $4,200,000
Total other types of transfer payments $0 $0 $0 $0
Total program $3,060,000 $4,200,000 $4,200,000 $4,200,000

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3‑year plan for Payments under Parts I-IV of the Defence Services Pension Continuation Act (R.S., 1970 c. D-3) - Statutory Payments

Start date 1970
End date Ongoing
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation Appropriated annually through a Statutory Authority - Parts I-IV of the Defence Services Pension Continuation Act (R.S., 1970 c. D-3)
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 1970-71
Link to departmental result(s) 3.4 Military families are supported and resilient
Link to the department’s Program Inventory Program 3.4 - Defence Team Management
Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program The Defence Services Pension Continuation Act provides for the payment of pensions to certain persons enrolled as members of the Regular Force before the 1st day of April 1946.
Expected results Expected results Timely distribution of payments to eligible recipients under Defence Services Pension Continuation Act
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation Not applicable
Decision following the results of last evaluation Not applicable
Fiscal year of next planned evaluation Not applicable
General targeted recipient groups Persons
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients This is a statutory program under Defence Services Pension Continuation Act and communication with the recipients are conducted by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC).

Financial information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment 2021-22 planned spending 2022-23 planned spending 2023-24 planned spending 2024-25 planned spending
Total grants $0 $0 $0 $0
Total contributions $200,000 $200,000 $200,000 $200,000
Total other types of transfer payments $0 $0 $0 $0
Total program $200,000 $200,000 $200,000 $200,000

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3‑year plan for Payments under the Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act - Statutory Payments

Start date 1982
End date Ongoing
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation Type of appropriation Appropriated annually through a Statutory Authority - Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 1982-83
Link to departmental result(s) 3.4 Military families are supported and resilient
Link to the department’s Program Inventory Program 3.4 - Defence Team Management
Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program The Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act provides supplementary retirement benefits for certain persons in receipt of pension payable out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.
Expected results Timely distribution of payments to eligible recipients under Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation Not applicable
Decision following the results of last evaluation Not applicable
Fiscal year of next planned evaluation Not applicable
General targeted recipient groups Persons
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients This is a statutory program under Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act and communication with the recipients are conducted by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC).

Financial information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment 2021-22 planned spending 2022-23 planned spending 2023-24 planned spending 2024-25 planned spending
Total grants $0 $0 $0 $0
Total contributions $800,000 $800,000 $800,000 $800,000
Total other types of transfer payments $0 $0 $0 $0
Total program $800,000 $800,000 $800,000 $800,000

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3‑year plan for Remediation of the North Bay Jack Garland Airport Site

Start date 2021-22
End date 2024-25
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation Appropriated annually through the Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2021-2022
Link to departmental result(s) 6.6.1 Defence carries out activities in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner
Link to the department’s Program Inventory Program 6.6 Environmental Sustainability and Protection
Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program The objective is to set out the terms and conditions for Department of National Defence (DND)’s contribution to the City of North Bay for the remediation of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at the North Bay airport lands.
Expected results The expected result is that PFAS contamination on the North Bay airport lands will be remediated by the City of North Bay to acceptable levels, to be determined through the contaminated site management process in accordance with Ontario Regulation 153/04.The remediation will thereby assist in minimizing risk of adverse effects to human health and the environment in the local affected areas.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation Not applicable. This is a new program that was approved in July 2021.
Decision following the results of last evaluation Not applicable
Fiscal year of next planned evaluation There is no planned evaluation. The Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) Policy on Results exempts ongoing programs of grants and contributions that have five-year average actual expenditures of less than $5M per year from the five-year reviews required under section 42.1 of the Financial Administration Act.
General targeted recipient groups The only recipient is the City of North Bay.
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients DND and the City of North Bay will meet twice a year and more frequently on an as required basis to review the progress of the remediation.

Financial information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment 2021-22 planned spending 2022-23 planned spending 2023-24 planned spending 2024-25 planned spending
Total grants $0 $0 $0 $0
Total contributions $485,000 $1,488,950 $1,358,000 $16,068,050
Total other types of transfer payments $0 $0 $0 $0
Total program $485,000  $1,488,950 $1,358,000 $16,068,050

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3‑year plan for Sexual Misconduct Response Centre (SMRC) - Budget 2021 Funding to Address Gender-Based Violence

Start date 2021-22
End date 2025-26
Type of transfer payment Grant
Type of appropriation Appropriated annually through the Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2021-2022
Link to departmental result(s)

3.2: The health and well-being of the Defence Team is well supported

3.4: Military families are supported and resilient

Link to the department’s Program Inventory Program 3.3: Total Health Care
Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program

Increase accessibility to support services for those impacted by sexual misconductFootnote 1  in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), through the provision of financial support to community-based service providers, including sexual assault centres, across Canada.

The objectives for this program are to: increase the range of services available for survivors of sexual misconduct in the wider CAF community; and, increase the collaboration between community-based and CAF service providers.

Expected results

The Expected Results are identified through the Program Outcomes.

Immediate:

  • Projects and services funded by the program will reach the local CAF community.
  • Participants are able to access information, training and support.
  • SMRC has effective mechanisms to support community-based supports for those impacted by sexual misconduct within the CAF.

Intermediate:

  • Support is provided to those impacted by CAF sexual misconduct, through innovative service delivery.
  • Those impacted by or at risk of Gender-Based Violence, including survivors, are better supported across the justice and social sectors.

Ultimate:

  • Those impacted by CAF sexual misconduct are better supported through access to community-based programming.
  • Community-based service providers are more integrated within the CAF network of support services to survivors of sexual misconduct.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation Not applicable
Decision following the results of last evaluation Not applicable
Fiscal year of next planned evaluation 2025-26
General targeted recipient groups Recipients for grant funding are not-for-profit Canadian, community-based service providers (e.g. sexual assault centres, online platforms, mental health providers, etc.), that have the capacity and expertise to provide services and initiatives for survivors and those impacted by sexual misconduct in the wider CAF community.
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients Consultations will take place with recipients at the end of the 2022-23 fiscal year to determine lessons learned for the program moving forward.

Financial information (dollars)

Type of transfer payment 2021-22 planned spending 2022-23 planned spending 2023-24 planned spending 2024-25 planned spending
Total grants $0 $2,000,000 $0 $0
Total contributions $0 $0 $0 $0
Total other types of transfer payments $0 $0 $0 $0
Total program $0  $2,000,000 $0 $0

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