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Appendix D. AHSUNC program budget and resources

The AHSUNC contribution funding is divided into three types of funding: ongoing project funding, regional enhancement funding and national strategic funding.

Figure 23: Summary of ongoing AHSUNC project fund expenditures (contribution funding only), 2006-07 to 2010-11
Fiscal year Allocation Planned Net transfers
in (+) or out (-)
Revised planned Actual Lapsed
2006-07 $28,265,000 $28,265,000 $348,523 $28,613,523 $28,264,790 $348,733
2007-08 $29,134,000 $29,134,000 -$232,274Footnote 3636 $28,901,726 $28,787,538 $114,188
2008-09 $29,134,000 $29,134,000 $223,303 $29,357,203 $29,381,159 $-23,956
2009-10 $29,134,000 $29,134,000 $476,376 $29,610,376 $29,610,376 $0
2010-11 $29,134,000 $29,134,000 $1,313,315 $30,447,315 $30,346,644 $100,671
TOTAL $144,801,000 $144,801,000 $2,129,143 $146,930,143 $146,390,507 $539,636
Source: Public Health Agency of Canada, Regional Operations
Figure 24: Summary of Enhancement Strategy Fund expenditures (contribution funding only), 2006-07 to 2010-11
Fiscal year Allocation Planned Net transfers
in (+) or out (-)
Revised planned Actual Lapsed
2006-07 $500,000 $500,000 $0 $500,000 $350,000 $150,000
2007-08 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $0 $1,500,000 $1,475,234 $24,766
2008-09 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $0 $2,000,000 $1,875,000 $125,000
2009-10 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $238,221 $2,238,221 $2,180,493 $57,728
2010-11 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $788,589 $2,788,589 $2,764,702 $23,887
TOTAL $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $1,026,810 $9,026,810 $8,645,429 $381,381
Source: Public Health Agency of Canada, Regional Operations
Figure 25: Breakdown of total Enhancement Strategy Fund expenditures (contribution funding only) by region over five years
Region Allocation Planned Net transfers
in (+) or out (-)
Revised planned Actual Lapsed
Atlantic $771,900 $771,900 $0 $771,900 $771,900 $0
Quebec $787,850 $787,850 $0 $787,850 $787,850 $0
Ontario $846,500 $846,500 $0 $846,500 $846,500 $0
Manitoba and
Saskatchewan
$1,635,600 $1,635,600 $0 $1,635,600 $1,635,600 $0
Alberta $832,050 $832,050 $0 $832,050 $832,050 $0
British Columbia $835,650 $835,650 $1,026,810 $1,862,460 $1,862,460 $0
Northern $2,290,450 $2,290,450 $0 $2,290,450 $1,909,069 $381,381
TOTAL $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $1,026,810 $9,026,810 $8,654,429 $381,381
Source: Public Health Agency of Canada, Regional Operations
Figure 26: National Strategic Fund expenditures (contribution funding only), 2006-07 to 2010-11
Fiscal year Allocation Planned Net transfers
in (+) or out (-)
Revised planned Actual Lapsed
2006-07 $250,000 $250,000 -$200,000 $50,000 $50,000 $0
2007-08 $465,000 $465,000 -$157,500 $307,500 $307,500 $0
2008-09 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 -$938,225 $61,775 $0 $61,775
2009-10 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 -$994,597 $5,403 $0 $5,403
2010-11 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 -$600,589 $399,411 $0 $399,411
TOTAL $3,715,000 $3,715,000 -$2,890,911 $824,089 $357,500 $466,589
Source: Public Health Agency of Canada, Centre for Health Promotion, Division of Childhood and Adolescence
Figure 27: Summary of AHSUNC program authorities
Instrument Description
1995 – Aboriginal Head Start [establishment] Aboriginal Head Start Initiative ($22.5M/a ongoing) supports Aboriginal non-profit organizations to provide accessible, timely, affordable and culturally appropriate quality programs. Programs provide comprehensive developmental experiences to Aboriginal preschool children, support for parents and collaboration with existing community programs.

2002 – Aboriginal Head Start Early Childhood Development [Aboriginal Early Childhood Development]

 

Aboriginal Head Start Early Childhood Development ($12.6M/a ongoing) expanded the capacity of sites and established new sites in priority communities to serve up to 1000 additional children. It also increased the number of special needs and parental outreach workers and enhanced special needs training.

Capacity Building

Capacity Building ($0.5M/a ongoing) funding is provided for development of tools and resources (such as a toolkit for community Early Childhood Development planning and priority setting) to build capacity in Aboriginal communities at 125 sites.

2003-04 – Aboriginal Head Start Northern Wellness [from 1998 – Aboriginal Head Start On-Reserve] Aboriginal Head Start-Northern Wellness ($0.7M/a ongoing) was initiated in 2003/04 as an ongoing allocation from the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch Health Canada to the Public Health Agency of Canada for Northern Equity funding associated with the delivery of the Aboriginal Head Start Off-Reserve Program in the north to ensure that First Nations and Inuit communities in the north are not disadvantaged in comparison with the communities on-reserve.
2005 – Aboriginal Head Start  Aboriginal Health Transition Fund [additional funding for First National and Inuit health] Aboriginal Head Start Aboriginal Health Transition Fund ($17.45M 2005-06 to 2009-10): Maintain the reach of the program by continuing existing projects to include at least 350 additional Aboriginal children and their families;Provide a wider range of culturally and linguistically appropriate resources to Aboriginal children, especially those with special needs and their families;Increase the number of qualified Early Childhood Education staff and enhance training opportunities to support children and families; and Conduct longitudinal studies to quantify and qualify best practice models of improved programming and delivery.
2010 – renewal of federal Aboriginal health programs Renewal of Aboriginal Head Start Aboriginal Health Transition Fund ($25M 2010-11 to 2014-15)
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