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Name of Recipient: Global Centre for Pluralism (GCP)

Start Date: 2006–2007—One-time conditional grant (endowment)

End Date: Perpetual

Total Funding: $30 million

Description: The GCP is a not-for-profit organization, co-founded by the Aga Khan Development Network and the Government of Canada, which addresses a global gap in institutions that advocate pluralism as a foundation for new governance, peace and human development at the international level. The mission of the GCP is to promote pluralism as a fundamental human value and cornerstone of peace, stability and development. The Centre will pursue its mandate through four core functions:

  • sustaining an international policy dialogue on pluralism in governance, elections, judicial systems, media and education to help factions integrate in states at risk;
  • providing programs for academic and professional development;
  • fostering research and learning on pluralism; and
  • fostering and sharing the results of research and learning on pluralism.

These activities will target primarily the developing world, offering a platform for existing organizations and experts on pluralism in Canada to reach an international audience.

Strategic Outcome(s): Newcomers and citizens participate to their full potential in fostering an integrated society

Summary of Results Achieved by the Recipient: In 2011–12, the GCP continued to realize its commitments under the funding agreement.

Governance structure: Executive and audit/investment committees were formed, an investment manager was identified, and an investment strategy and a spending strategy are now in place. The Board of Directors and Members group met as required, auditors were appointed by the Members, and an annual report and a corporate plan were provided as required.

Inaugural executive team: A Secretary-General to lead the Centre and three additional staff were hired. It was decided to defer hiring a Deputy Secretary-General and Director of Finance and Administration as a cost-saving measure, with administrative support provided to the GCP by the Aga Khan Foundation Canada without cost.

Rehabilitation of 330 Sussex Drive: The Board of Directors selected an architectural firm and work is ongoing to assess the scope and cost of the extensive renovation of the former War Museum. A “precinct plan” agreement was reached among the four parties (National Capital Commission, Canadian Mint, National Gallery of Canada and the GCP) for a common approach to the riverside and street area of the three adjacent properties, and it was decided to continue to temporarily house the GCP at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat.

Program review and planning: To increase general awareness of the GCP, learn from similar not-for-profit organizations, identify potential program partners and test project ideas, the Secretary-General initiated a series of consultations in Canada and abroad with representatives of government and civil society organizations. These consultations contributed to the ongoing development of the GCP’s operating practices and a three-year strategic plan, which will include programming initiatives. The Board has considered a strategic planning outline and a final three-year plan is expected to be ratified in autumn 2012 for implementation in 2013–2015.

Outreach and communications planning: In addition to the extensive consultations undertaken by the Secretary-General, the GCP enhanced its website presence and hosted two public events, including the inaugural Pluralism Forum.

Program Activity: Multiculturalism for Newcomers and All Canadians
($ millions)
2009-10
Actual
Spending
2010-11
Actual
Spending
2011-12
Planned
Spending
2011-12
Total
Authorities
2011-12
Actual
Spending
Variance
Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Not applicable (N/A)

Comments on Variances: Not applicable

Significant evaluation findings by the recipient during the reporting year and future plan: Not applicable

Significant audit findings by the recipient during the reporting year and future plan: Not applicable

Link to recipient’s website: www.pluralism.ca



Name of Recipient: Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko

Start Date: 2008–09—One-time conditional grant

End Date: Funding agreement governing endowment ends in May 2023

Total Funding: $10 million

Description: Recognizing the historical significance of First World War internment of “enemy aliens,” the Government of Canada provided a conditional grant of $10 million under the Community Historical Recognition Program to the Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko for the establishment and management of an endowment fund, known as the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund. Affected communities include Ukrainians, Poles, Italians, Bulgarians, Croatians, Turks, Serbians, Hungarians, Russians, Jews and Romanians. Through calls for proposals managed by the Foundation, candidates apply for financial support for activities that commemorate, acknowledge and educate Canadians about the experiences of communities affected by internment and the subsequent contributions of these communities to shaping Canada. The funding agreement will remain in effect for 15 years.

Strategic Outcome(s): Newcomers and citizens participate to their full potential in fostering an integrated society

Summary of Results Achieved by the Recipient: In calendar year 2011, the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund supported a number of commemorative projects, including an internment art mural project (“Shadows of the Past”) by artist Betty Kovacic, which is on display at the College of New Caledonia in Prince George, British Columbia. Funding was also provided for a national advertising campaign—“What’s in your Trunk?”—in an effort to locate artifacts from that time for preservation.

The Kapuskasing cemetery restoration project was finalized in 2011. In phase one, the cemetery monument created by the internees was reconstructed, and in phase two all internees buried in the cemetery were identified and headstones installed.

Also in 2011, the Spirit Lake Internment Interpretation Centre officially opened at La Ferme, near Amos, Quebec. This $400,000 project is the largest funded to date. It documents the experience of the internees and will act as a permanent memorial to their experience.

Program Activity: Multiculturalism for Newcomers and All Canadians
($ millions)
2009-10
Actual
Spending
2010-11
Actual
Spending
2011-12
Planned
Spending
2011-12
Total
Authorities
2011-12
Actual
Spending
Variance
Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil N/A

Comments on Variances: Not applicable.

Significant evaluation findings by the recipient during the reporting year and future plan: Not applicable.

Significant audit findings by the recipient during the reporting year and future plan: Not applicable.

Link to recipient’s website: www.internmentcanada.ca

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