Disclosure of transfer payment programs under $5 million - 2017-18 Departmental Plan

  • Contributions in support of the Biological and Chemical Defence Review Committee (BCDRC)
  • Grant in support of the Cadet Leagues of Canada
  • Contribution to the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA)
  • Grant in support of the Compensation for Employers of Reservists Program (CERP)
  • Grants in support of the Defence Engagement Program (DEP)
  • Contributions in support of NATO other activities
  • Contribution in support of Payments under Parts I-IV of the Defence Services Pension Continuation Act
  • Contribution in support of Payments under the Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act
  • Grant in support of Payments to dependants of certain members of the Royal Canadian Air Force killed while serving as instructors under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan

General Information

Name of transfer payment program Contributions in Support of the Biological and Chemical Defence Review Committee - [Voted Payments]
End date On-going
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation Annual
Link to department’s Program Inventory

5.0: Defence Capability Development and Research

5.1: Capability Design, Development and Integration

5.1.3: Science and Systems Development and Integration

Main objective To foster public confidence that Canadian biological and chemical defence activities are for defensive purposes, to present tangible evidence to the international bodies reinforcing Canada’s declarations that its biological and chemical defence programs are for defensive purposes, and to provide independent non-government expert review of the Canadian biological chemical defence activities to improve program safety.
Planned spending in
2017–18
$131,000
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation 2014-15
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable) Not applicable
General targeted recipient groups Other – committee
Name of transfer payment program

Grant in support of the Cadet Leagues of Canada, as:

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


[Voted Payments]

End date 2017-18
Type of transfer payment Grant
Type of appropriation Annual
Link to department’s Program Inventory

2.0: Defence Services and Contributions to Government

2.3: Military Heritage and Outreach

2.3.2: Youth Program

Main objective 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 Movement.
Planned spending in
2017–18

$467,000

$467,000

$467,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation 2012-13
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable) Not applicable
General targeted recipient groups Cadet Leagues of Canada
Name of transfer payment program Contribution to the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) - [Voted Payments]
End date On-going
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation Annual
Link to department’s Program Inventory

2.0: Defence Services and Contributions to Government

2.2: Defence Services for Canadian Safety and Security

2.2.3: National Search and Rescue Program Coordination

Main objective To prepare (train) CASARA volunteers in the fundamental techniques required to assist in search activities for missing aircraft, to interact with members of the general aviation community for the purpose of Search and Rescue (SAR) awareness messaging, and maintain the National Organization.
Planned spending in
2017–18
$3,100,000
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation 2014-15
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable) Not applicable
General targeted recipient groups Non-profit organizations - Civil Air Search and Rescue Association
Name of transfer payment program Grant in support of the Compensation for Employers of Reservists Program (CERP) – [Voted Payments]
End date On-going
Type of transfer payment Grant
Type of appropriation Annual
Link to department’s Program Inventory

2.0: Defence Services and Contribution to Government

2.3: Military Heritage and Outreach

2.3.1: Military History, Heritage and Awareness

Main objective To establish new federal financial assistance that will enable the delivery of a program to compensate civilian employers, build bridges with businesses and other stakeholders, and ensure that Reservists continue to be fully integrated and readily available for military duty.
Planned spending in
2017–18
$2,400,000
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

None

Note: New program was approved by Treasury Board on September 2014.

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable) Not applicable
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 the Primary reservists in Canadian Armed Forces.

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

Name of transfer payment program Grants in support of the Defence Engagement Program -
[Voted Payments]
End date On-going
Type of transfer payment Grant
Type of appropriation Annual
Link to department’s Program Inventory

2.0: Defence Services and Contributions to Government

2.2: Defence Services for Canadian Safety and Security

2.2.5: Defence Services to other Government Departments and Agencies

Main objective To support a strong Canadian knowledge base in contemporary security and defence issues that is relevant to Canadian defence policy and capable of informing, confirming and challenging DND/CAF defence policy thinking, and to foster the next generation of security and defence scholars in the Canadian academic community.
Planned spending in
2017–18
$500,000
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation 2015-16
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable) Not applicable
General targeted recipient groups Persons; Non-profit organizations
Name of transfer payment program Contributions in support of NATO other activities - [Voted Payments]
End date On-going
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation Annual
Link to department’s Program Inventory

1.0: Defence Combat and Support Operations

1.3: Ongoing Centralized Operations and Operational Enablement

1.3.4: Military Diplomacy and Global Engagement

Main objective To support the department’s mission to defend Canada and Canadian interests and values while contributing to international peace and security.
Planned spending in
2017–18
$3,019,000
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation An evaluation of the contribution program was completed in 2011-12 by the Chief of Review Services, and the program also underwent an evaluation in 2016.
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable) Not applicable
General targeted recipient groups International organizations and foreign countries
Name of transfer payment program Contribution in support of Payments under Parts I-IV of the Defence Services Pension Continuation Act (R.S., 1970 c. D-3) - [Statutory Payments]
End date On-going
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation Statutory
Link to department’s Program Inventory

4.0: Defence Capability Element Production

4.1: Military Personnel and Organization Lifecycle

4.1.10: Military Personnel and Organization - Strategic Coordination, Development and Control

Main objective The Defence Services Pension Continuation Act provides for the payment of pensions to certain persons enrolled as members of the Regular Forces before the 1st day of April 1946.
Planned spending in
2017–18

$500,000

Note: The amount was reduced due a decrease of targeted recipient’s accessibility.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation Not applicable
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable) Not applicable
General targeted recipient groups Persons
Name of transfer payment program Contribution in support of Payments under the Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act - [Statutory Payments]
End date On-going
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation Statutory
Link to department’s Program Inventory

4.0: Defence Capability Element Production

4.1: Military Personnel and Organization Lifecycle

4.1.10: Military Personnel and Organization - Strategic Coordination, Development and Control

Main objective The Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act provides supplementary retirement benefits for certain persons in receipt of pension payable out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.
Planned spending in
2017–18

$2,100,000

Note: The amount was reduced due a decrease of targeted recipient’s accessibility.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation Not applicable
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable) Not applicable
General targeted recipient groups Persons
Name of transfer payment program Grant in support of Payments to dependants of certain members of the Royal Canadian Air Force killed while serving as instructors under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (Appropriation Act No. 4, 1968) - [Statutory Payments]
End date On-going
Type of transfer payment Grant
Type of appropriation Statutory
Link to department’s Program Inventory

4.0: Defence Capability Element Production

4.1: Military Personnel and Organization Lifecycle

4.1.10: Military Personnel and Organization - Strategic Coordination, Development and Control

Main objective To provide compensation to the dependants of certain personnel killed in-service, who were otherwise not entitled to pension benefits.
Planned spending in
2017–18
$26,000
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation Not applicable
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable) Not applicable
General targeted recipient groups Persons
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