Sources and Uses of the Budget Implementation vote

On , the 2018 Budget Plan included detail on new spending measures by organization in Table A2.11.

For the first time in recent years, the 2018-19 Main Estimates were tabled after the federal Budget. In these Estimates, the Government introduced a new Treasury Board managed central vote for Budget Implementation that included all the funding that was set out in Table A2.11. This vote enables the timely implementation, in 2018-19, of Budget measures for Canadians.

The information contained on this page is updated monthly to include details on approvals and allocations.

Allocations from Treasury Board Central Vote 40 – Budget Implementation $4,941,470,052

Authority granted to the Treasury Board to supplement any appropriation of a department or other organization set out in Annex 1 to the Main Estimates for the fiscal year, for an initiative announced in the Budget of , and set out under that department or other organization’s name in that Annex, in an amount that does not exceed the amount set out opposite that initiative in that Annex, including to allow for the provision of new grants or for any increase to the amount of a grant that is listed in any of the Estimates for the fiscal year, as long as the expenditures made possible are not otherwise provided for and are within the legal mandates of the departments or other organizations for which they are made.

Organization Authority Amount ($)

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Regional Development Agencies

This funding will be used to implement the new Growth through Regional Innovation Program, to improve business productivity and help develop regional clusters for innovation in the Atlantic Region.

Grant payments in the amount of $500,000 will be provided through this program to support eligible businesses.

Funding will also be used for the Canada Coal Transformation Initiative. This initiative will support skills development and economic diversification in the Atlantic region, in response to the elimination of coal-generated electricity in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, to help workers and communities in the transition to a low‑carbon economy.

7,766,055

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

A New Women Entrepreneurship Strategy

This funding will support investments in women-led businesses in the Atlantic Region. Contributions will be made through the Pilot Contribution Program and the Ecosystem Fund, to help women entrepreneurs grow their businesses and pursue new market opportunities, and to strengthen organizations that support women entrepreneurs.

1,493,098

Canada Border Services Agency

Strengthening the Canada Border Services Agency

Operating funding will support existing front-line operations, including the commitment to maintain border wait time performances and an acceptable level of secondary examinations, in the context of recurring growth in transaction volume at the main ports of entry.

73,729,991

Canada Border Services Agency

Irregular Migration: Managing the Border

This funding will support security operations at the Canada-U.S. border, enhance the government’s capacity to process asylum claims, and implement measures to deter irregular migration.

Operating funding will enhance the Agency’s ability to manage operations at designated ports of entry, and to determine the admissibility of persons entering Canada in support of national security and public safety priorities. The Agency is responsible for processing applications and security screening at ports of entry, making eligibility decisions and establishing and implementing enforcement policy within the asylum system.

46,103,041

Canada Border Services Agency

Addressing the Opioid Crisis

Funding will support various federal programs and initiatives to help reduce opioid-related harms and deaths across Canada.

The Canada Border Services Agency will undertake several initiatives to reduce the supply of illegal opioids. These initiatives include expanding safe examination areas at ports of entry; establishing satellite regional screening facilities; and hiring new detector dog teams and intelligence officers.

8,497,613

Canada Border Services Agency

Safeguarding Canadians with an Enhanced Passenger Protect Program

This funding will enhance, and bring under government control, the Passenger Protect Program, which works with air carriers to screen commercial passenger flights to, from and within Canada, and take measures to address security threats.

Operating and capital funding will support the Agency in its responsibility to use a centralized security screening system to screen all passenger manifests against a “no-fly list” and take steps to eliminate false positive matches for legitimate travellers. The system will also monitor air compliance with regulations.

6,747,978

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Building More Rental Housing for Canadian Families

Funding will support operating, interest and insurance costs. Operating costs include review, approval and tracking of applications; establishing and modifying policy and procedures as needed; and monitoring and reporting on projects.

Budget 2018 provided additional authority for the Rental Construction Financing Initiative, increasing the total amount of loans available from $2.5 billion to $3.75 billion over the next three years. These loans will support the construction of new affordable rental housing by reducing the associated costs and risks for developers. Projects must meet requirements for affordability, energy efficiency and accessibility to be eligible for loans.

30,502,163

Canada Revenue Agency

Improving Client Services at the Canada Revenue Agency

Funding will be used to improve the quantity and quality of government services delivered by the Canada Revenue Agency. Telephone services will be improved by upgrading existing telephone technology, hiring more agents, and increasing training. Investments will be made to enhance the agency’s online tax filing portal and harmonize online tax services with Revenu Québec. The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program will also be expanded to better support vulnerable populations complete their taxes and access benefits to which they are entitled.

28,016,112

Canada Revenue Agency

Cracking Down on Tax Evasion and Combatting Tax Avoidance - Implementation and administration of compliance measures

This funding will be used to increase capacity to enhance GST/HST compliance activities and to address tax obligations of non-residents on rental income earned in Canada. Up to 170 full-time equivalents are planned to be renewed or hired over the next five years. These initiatives are expected to generate roughly 70 million dollars in federal revenue each year.

14,944,003

Canada Revenue Agency

Cracking down on Tax Evasion and Combating Tax Avoidance: Reporting Requirements for Trusts

Funding will be used to expand income tax reporting requirements for trusts. Improving the quality and availability of identification information will support the Canada Revenue Agency’s efforts to counter tax avoidance, tax evasion, money laundering and other criminal activities perpetrated through the misuse of corporate vehicles.

9,805,851

Canada Revenue Agency

Enhancing the Security of Taxpayer Information

Funding will enhance cyber security measures that protect the confidentiality of taxpayer data. Operating funding and additional staff will be used to implement systems upgrades with a focus on combatting fraud and identity theft, and defending Canada Revenue Agency systems against theft and hacking.

6,353,969

Canada Revenue Agency

Combatting Aggressive International Tax Avoidance

This funding will be used to increase capacity to integrate information on offshore accounts for risk assessments, and to increase compliance reviews and audits on high-risk offshore taxpayers. Up to 70 full-time equivalents are planned over the next five years to implement this initiative.

3,966,360

Canada Revenue Agency

Stabilizing and Future Transformation of the Federal Government’s Pay Administration (Phoenix)

This funding will support a stabilization plan to address issues in pay administration.

Operating funding will increase the Agency’s capacity to process reassessments of income tax returns for federal employees affected by Phoenix pay issues.

2,999,941

Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

Protecting air travellers

Operating funding will maintain current service levels in 89 Canadian airports for the screening of passengers and their cargo. Currently, eight Canadian airports offer pre-clearance through U.S. customs from Canada. Capital funding will allow the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority to expand the number of pre-clearance facilities to include the Toronto Billy Bishop and Québec City Jean Lesage airports.

240,612,000

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Strengthening Canada’s Food Safety System

This funding will be used to enhance the inspection of domestic and imported foods in Canada by improving risk intelligence and oversight, enhancing offshore preventive activities, and supporting industry and other stakeholders to promote compliance with Canadian food safety requirements.

12,753,982

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Securing Market Access for Canada’s Agriculture and Agri-Food Products

This funding will support the agricultural and agri-food sector in maintaining and opening new international markets and to address capacity gaps in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency as a result of previously negotiated trade agreements.

4,983,832

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Granting Councils

This funding will increase support to researchers in the granting council’s respective research fields through pre-existing grant programs.

Operating funding will increase resources pertaining to the peer review processes, support the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Early Career Investigators action plans; and support the Canada Research Coordinating Committee.

“Grants for research projects and personnel support”, in the amount of $40,574,300, will be used to increase the number of health researchers, to support the Gairdner Foundation through their outreach activities, and to increase the diversity of the research community.

43,647,706

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Canada Research Chairs

Funding for the Canada Research Chairs Program will attract early-career and world-leading researchers, expand support for existing early-career researchers, and increase the number of researchers from under-represented groups. 

Grant payments in the amount of $7,264,944 will be administered through the grant entitled “Grants for research projects and personnel support” to Canadian post-secondary institutions. Funding will support research costs and salaries of chair positions.

7,264,944

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Supporting Those That Keep Our Communities Safe

Funding will support research and treatments for post-traumatic stress injuries among public safety officers.

Funding will support a new national research consortium with the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment. The consortium will fund research projects related to post-traumatic stress injuries across Canada to help inform policy decisions and support the development of treatments.

2,966,856

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Supporting the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Funding will support the museum’s operations, and help ensure that the museum has adequate funding to deliver on its mandate to enhance the public’s understanding of human rights, promote respect for others, and encourage reflection and dialogue.

4,000,000

Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

Renewal of Economic Development Funding for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

This funding renews the Northern Economic Development program, promoting long-term sustainable economic development in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

19,423,539

Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

Regional Development Agencies

This funding will be used to implement the new Growth through Regional Innovation Program, to improve business productivity and help develop regional clusters for innovation in Canada’s three territories.

Grant payments in the amount of $168,168 will be provided through this program to invest in and support eligible businesses.

444,900

Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

A New Women Entrepreneurship Strategy

This funding will support investments in women-led businesses in Canada’s three territories. Contributions will be made through the Pilot Contribution Program and the Ecosystem Fund to help women entrepreneurs grow their businesses and pursue new market opportunities, and to strengthen organizations that support women entrepreneurs.

126,000

Canadian Security Intelligence Service

Irregular Migration: Managing the Border

This funding will support security operations at the Canada-U.S. border, enhance the government’s capacity to process asylum claims, and implement measures to deter irregular migration.

Operating funding will enhance the Canadian Security Intelligence Service’s capacity to provide security advice and identify potential threats in the process of screening asylum claims.

2,288,473

Canadian Security Intelligence Service

Investment Canada Act - National Security Review of Foreign Investments

This funding will be used to maintain the Investment Canada Act National Security Review Program. The Program provides a framework for assessing foreign investments that pose potential national security concerns for Canada. By identifying and mitigating national security risks, the Program helps protect Canadian defence capabilities, safeguard the transfer of sensitive technologies, and combat organized crime.

Funding will support operational and personnel costs associated with intelligence gathering, and analysis of foreign investments.

275,157

Canadian Transportation Agency

Modernizing the Canadian Transportation Agency

This funding will support a competitive and accessible national transportation system , implement new cost recovery measures authorized through Bill C-49 (amendments to the Canada Transportation Act and other Acts), and address program integrity challenges.

2,248,395

Communications Security Establishment

Ensuring Security and Prosperity in the Digital Age: Establishing the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security

This funding will support the implementation of Canada’s National Cyber Security Strategy. The Strategy aims to ensure that Canada remains secure against cyber-attacks, develops an innovative cyber ecosystem, and collaborates with other levels of government and international partners on cyber issues.

This funding will establish the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, which will serve as the single source of expert advice, services, and support on cyber security within the federal government. The Centre amalgamates cyber security governance and functions currently under Shared Services Canada and the Department of Public Safety.

35,703,582

Communications Security Establishment

Ensuring Security and Prosperity in the Digital Age: Design and Implementation of the Cyber Certification Program

This funding will be used to design and implement a cyber assessment and certification program, as part of the National Cyber Security Strategy, to raise the cybersecurity baseline among Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises, better position these enterprises to compete domestically and globally, and to promote consumer confidence in the digital economy.

Operating funding will be used to develop the baseline set of security controls and framework guidance that will inform the security standards for the Cyber Certification Program.

985,185

Communications Security Establishment

Ensuring Security and Prosperity in the Digital Age: Protecting Critical Information and Systems from Cyber Threats

This funding will support the implementation of Canada’s National Cyber Security Strategy. The Strategy aims to ensure that Canada remains secure against cyber-attacks, develops an innovative cyber ecosystem, and collaborates with other levels of government and international partners on cyber issues.

Operating funding will be used to support the National Cyber Security Strategy’s first pillar of Security and Resilience.

4,926,426

Communications Security Establishment

Enabling Digital Services to Canadians: Cyber Security Initiatives

Operating funding will support two cyber security initiatives being developed by Shared Services Canada.

1,603,689

Communications Security Establishment

Enabling Digital Services to Canadians: Secure Cloud Enablement and Defence

Funding will help Shared Services Canada establish secure network connections to major cloud service providers and ensure the safe transmission and storage of information.

219,645

Copyright Board

A New Intellectual Property Strategy

Funding will help Canadian entrepreneurs better understand, protect and access intellectual property, and will ensure that the Canadian intellectual property system is modern and robust.

Operating funding for additional personnel will improve the Board’s administrative, legal and analytic capabilities, and accelerate intellectual property dispute resolution processes.

466,254

Correctional Services of Canada

Support for the Correctional Service of Canada and the Office of the Correctional Investigator of Canada

Funding will be used to support existing operations and to address cost pressures resulting from collective agreements, workers compensation, and litigation.

65,302,282

Correctional Service of Canada

Further Improving Mental Health Supports for Inmates

Operating funding will increase the Correctional Service of Canada’s capacity to provide quality mental health care to women inmates in maximum security institutions. This includes hiring additional staff and increasing the availability of in-patient psychiatric hospital beds.

2,313,938

Correctional Service of Canada

Reopening the Penitentiary Farms at Joyceville and Collins Bay Institutions

Funding will be used to re-open penitentiary farms at the Joyceville and Collins Bay institutions near Kingston, Ontario; and to provide job training and skill-development opportunities to prepare offenders for reintegration into society.

Farm operations will be managed by CORCAN, a rehabilitation programming agency. Operating funding will cover start-up costs, such as equipment and livestock, and rebuilding the land base.

2,358,670

Courts Administrative Service

Supporting Canada’s Court System

This funding will support Canada’s four federal courts by increasing organizational capacity, providing adequate training to new and existing staff, implementing business tools for greater efficiency, and undertaking work on court facilities.

4,599,433

Courts Administration Service

A New Intellectual Property Strategy

Funding will help Canadian entrepreneurs better understand, protect and access intellectual property, and will ensure that the Canadian intellectual property system is modern and robust.

Operating funding will increase internal capacity and improve intellectual property dispute resolution processes to help reduce the complexity and associated costs of participation in the intellectual property system.

2,576,458

Department of Canadian Heritage

Supporting Canada’s Official Languages

Funding for the Official Languages Action Plan will support a range of activities to strengthen official language minority communities, improve access to services in both official languages and promote a bilingual Canada.

Operating funding and grants and contributions through existing programs will support activities to improve access to minority language education, increase core funding and community gathering spaces for official-language community organizations and support a new online tool to learn English and French.

Funding for grants include “Grants in support of the Development of Official-Language Communities Program” in the amount of $10,205,000, and “Grants in support of the Enhancement of Official Languages Program” in the amount of $1,000,000 to support bilingualism and official-language minority communities.

29,505,997

Department of Canadian Heritage

Investing in Canadian Content

Funding will support the production of Canadian content across multiple audiovisual media platforms. Contribution payments to the Canada Media Fund will be used to maintain steady levels of funding for the development of Canadian content and to offset diminishing investment by Canadian broadcasters due to declining cable and satellite subscription revenues.

15,200,000

Department of Canadian Heritage

Strengthening Multiculturalism and Addressing the Challenges Faced by Black Canadians: Multiculturalism Program

Funding for the Multiculturalism Program will support events, projects and community capacity building initiatives that address racism and discrimination in Canada. Operating funding will be used to improve the program’s internal capacity, hire additional staff, and support cross-country consultations on a new national anti-racism strategy.

Contribution payments and “Grants in support of the Multiculturalism Program” in the amount of $4,241,352 will support projects that address racism and discrimination in Canada, with a focus on projects combatting racism and discrimination against Indigenous Peoples, women and girls.

10,983,832

Department of Canadian Heritage

Strengthening Multiculturalism and Addressing the Challenges Faced by Black Canadians: Addressing the Challenges Faced By Black Canadians

Funding will establish the Community Support for Black Canadian Youth stream under the Multiculturalism Program to provide Black Canadian youth with targeted community supports, skill development opportunities, and engagement activities.

“Grants in support of the Multiculturalism Program” in the amount of $165,000 will be used to develop engagement activities focused on identifying inequities impacting Black Canadian youth. Operating funding will be used to administer the new program stream, support the development of training and education tools for black youth, and conduct research on the systemic inequities and social barriers facing Black Canadian youth.

700,148

Department of Canadian Heritage

Centre of Excellence on the Canadian Federation

A “Grant for the Centre of Excellence on the Canadian Federation” in the amount of $10,000,000 will be provided to the Institute for Research on Public Policy to establish a permanent research body dedicated to the study of Canadian federalism. The Centre will develop research on issues such as socio-economic trends and their impacts on Canadian intergovernmental relations and federal institutions.

10,000,000

Department of Canadian Heritage

More Women and Girls in Sport

Funding will support a range of initiatives to improve gender equality in sport. This will include projects to increase the number of women in coaching and leadership positions, address gender-based violence in sport, increase the participation of girls and women in sport, and improve the availability of research and data to support evidence-based decision-making.

Operating funding and contribution payments made through the Sport Support Program will support projects undertaken by sports organizations, universities and colleges, and other not-for-profits and foundations to improve gender equality in sport.

854,699

Department of Canadian Heritage

Supporting Special Olympics

This funding will support Special Olympics Canada by improving access to quality sport programs and services for Canadian athletes with intellectual disabilities through greater sport training and competition opportunities. Special Olympics Canada is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting sport participation for people with intellectual disabilities.

3,325,000

Department of Citizenship and Immigration

Protecting Temporary Foreign Workers

Funding will support workplace inspections and employer compliance efforts under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and the International Mobility Program to ensure that the rights of temporary foreign workers in Canada are protected.

Funding will strengthen the International Mobility Program compliance regime. This will include increasing the number of on-site inspections of employers, improving the regime’s capacity to collect and share employer compliance information, and conducting consultation and research activities to develop pathways to permanent residence for Open Work Permit holders.

32,196,571

Department of Citizenship and Immigration

Irregular Migration: Managing the Border

This funding will support security operations at the Canada-U.S. border, enhance the government’s capacity to process asylum claims, and implement measures to deter irregular migration.

Operating funding will support additional hires for processing claims at the time of arrival. Funding will also be used for strategic communications and outreach activities to combat misinformation about the Canadian immigration system.

Contribution payments will support the planning and implementation of capacity building across the Americas, through the organization’s existing Migration Policy Development program. 

14,160,538

Department of Citizenship and Immigration

Getting Into and Staying in the Workforce and Career Pathways for Visible Minority Newcomer Women in Canada

Funding will be used to launch the Visible Minority Newcomer Women pilot program. Contribution payments made through the Program will provide participating visible minority newcomer women with varying combinations of enhanced support and settlement services to help them integrate and overcome barriers to employment. Data collected from this experimental pilot program will provide insight into the settlement needs of visible minority newcomer women and help inform future settlement programming.

2,012,564

Department of Citizenship and Immigration

Protecting Vulnerable Women and Girls

Funding will be used to resettle an additional 1,000 vulnerable refugee women and girls, including their family members, from various conflict zones around the world. Contribution payments made through the existing Refugee Resettlement Program will provide these government-assisted refugees with services to meet their essential needs upon arrival, and enable their economic independence and social integration in the long term.

5,652,209

Department of Citizenship and Immigration

Supporting Canada’s Official Languages

Funding for the Official Languages Action Plan will support a range of activities to strengthen official language minority communities, improve access to services in both official languages and promote a bilingual Canada.

Operating funding and contribution payments will be used to support Francophone immigration outside of Quebec. Activities will include updating corporate mechanisms currently in place, such as the Official Languages Steering committee, engaging with provinces and territories to support the increase of Francophone immigration, and developing a new Francophone Immigration Policy Hub to work strategically with other groups and create a Francophone Immigration Strategy.

4,826,849

Department of Citizenship and Immigration

Expanding the Diversity of Entrepreneurs

Funding will be used to enhance the Start-up Visa program application process. This program provides permanent resident immigration status to innovative entrepreneurs with the potential to build companies and create jobs in Canada.

Operating and capital funding will be used to develop an integrated online application system that will enable applicants, private sector partners and immigration officials to access applications electronically.

694,223

Department of Employment and Social Development

Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program

Funding will support the creation and operation of a new Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program. This Program will include a stronger focus on providing Indigenous Peoples with training for higher-quality, better-paying jobs, and will adopt a distinctions-based approach that recognizes the unique challenges and needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

Contribution payments will be used to deliver expanded labour market programming, including “wrap around” services such as disability-related, mental health, and dependent care to better support Indigenous clients overcome multiple barriers to labour market participation. Additional staff will assess and monitor program delivery and financial management, engage with stakeholders, and improve measurement and reporting capacity on program performance.

45,353,569

Department of Employment and Social Development

Ensuring a Workplace Free of Violence and Harassment

This funding will support the development and implementation of regulations and compliance measures to protect employees in federally regulated workplaces from harassment and violence. Operating funding will also support awareness campaigns and a toll-free assistance line for employees.

Contributions and grant payments in the amount of $1,000,000 will be administered through the “Labour Management Collaboration Program”. The Program will provide education and training resources to help identify and prevent workplace violence and harassment.

5,688,172

Department of Employment and Social Development

Pre-apprenticeship Program

Contribution payments through the Trades Exploration and Experience Program will support partnerships with provinces and territories, post-secondary institutions and employers to develop new pre-apprenticeship opportunities in the skilled trades. Programs will be targeted toward encouraging under-represented groups such as women, Indigenous Peoples and newcomers to pursue careers in the skilled trades. Operating funding will support ongoing program implementation including results monitoring, development and launch of calls for proposals, and engagement with stakeholders.

5,875,260

Department of Employment and Social Development

Improving Access to the Canada Child Benefit and other Benefits

Funding will be used to expand in-person outreach activities for remote and on-reserve Indigenous communities, and conduct outreach activities for Indigenous people in urban centres. Additional personnel will raise awareness and take-up of federal social programs, benefits and services to help alleviate poverty. Staff will also provide key services, such as issuing social insurance numbers and helping fill out benefits applications, to enable greater access to federal programs for Indigenous people.

2,655,741

Department of Employment and Social Development

Supporting Canada’s Official Languages

Funding for the Official Languages Action Plan will support a range of activities to strengthen official language minority communities, improve access to services in both official languages and promote a bilingual Canada.

Contributions and grant payments in the amount of $627,500 for the “Social Development Partnerships Program” will support professional training and capacity-building for child care workers and community organizations in minority language communities.

4,188,166

Department of Employment and Social Development

Evidence-Based Policy

Funding will be used to implement the Poverty Reduction Strategy’s Data and Measurement Plan to address key data gaps and improve understanding and awareness of poverty in Canada. The Plan will support the development and adoption of an official poverty line, and measure annual progress toward the Government’s long-term poverty reduction targets.

3,300,000

Department of Employment and Social Development

Protecting Temporary Foreign Workers

Funding will support workplace inspections and employer compliance efforts under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and the International Mobility Program to ensure that the rights of temporary foreign workers in Canada are protected.

Funding will be used to increase the number of unannounced inspections of workplace conditions conducted under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. This will also include reviewing the unannounced inspection model to identify gaps and propose improvements, and introducing enhanced reporting requirements.

2,686,144

Department of Employment and Social Development

Ensuring Security and Prosperity in the Digital Age

This funding will support the implementation of Canada’s National Cyber Security Strategy. The Strategy aims to ensure that Canada remains secure against cyber-attacks, develops an innovative cyber ecosystem, and collaborates with other levels of government and international partners on cyber issues.

Operating funding and contribution payments will be used to create work-integrated learning opportunities for post-secondary students, through the Student Work-Integrated Learning Program.

2,652,129

Department of Employment and Social Development

Canada Summer Jobs 2019-20

Funding will increase the number of job placements funded in 2019-20 through the Canada Summer Jobs program under the Youth Employment Strategy. The Program will deliver funding directly to employers in the not-for-profit, public and private sectors to create quality work placements for youth in summer 2019. These experiences will help youth gain work experience and skills needed to transition to the labour market.

1,814,014

Department of Employment and Social Development

Pay Transparency

Funding will be used to convert data from federally regulated employers collected under the Employment Equity Act into online, user-friendly information. This will provide Canadians with a better understanding of existing wage gaps, to help hold poor performing employers accountable.

Funding will also be used to host a major symposium on women and the workplace in the spring of 2019. This symposium will bring together leaders in the private and public sectors to discuss best-practices and to share tools to address issues faced by women in the workplace.

1,105,202

Department of Finance

Finance Canada Analytical Capacity

Funding for additional staff will be used to strengthen the department’s capacity to provide evidence-based analysis of Indigenous issues. This will include leading engagement and policy work with Indigenous stakeholders on tax-related elements of a new fiscal relationship, and assessing the financial impacts of ongoing program reforms.

1,225,448

Department of Finance   

Canada’s Co-chairmanship of the G-20 Framework Working Group

In 2009, G20 leaders adopted a financial framework to address global economic and financial challenges and subsequently launched a working group to oversee policy discussions. Canada has served as the co-chair of the G20 Framework for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth Working Group (FWG) since its inception and is represented by officials from the Department of Finance. Funding for the G20 FWG initiative will allow Finance to meet its operating expenditures in relation to fulfilling Canada’s role as co-chair of the G20 FWG.

576,955

Department of Finance   

Evidence-Based Policy

Funding will improve the development of statistics and indicators related to gender and diversity to support inclusive, evidence-based decision making.

Operating funding will be used to hire staff and acquire data to develop new Gender-Based Analysis Plus indicators and identify data gaps related to inclusive growth and gender equality.

104,662

Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Renewing Canada’s Network of Small Craft Harbours

This funding will help to accelerate repairs or enhance existing installations for planned projects at core commercial fishing harbours (e.g. wharf construction, breakwater reconstruction and dredging activities) and at non-core harbours (e.g. divestitures, deconstructions, and safety repairs).

Grant payments in the amount of $1,275,000 will be provided to divestiture recipients through the “Small Craft Harbours Program” for low-complexity repairs of non-core harbours.

87,166,377

Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Long-Term Sustainability of the Coast Guard Fleet: Fleet Renewal Plan – Research, Engagement and Design Concepts

Funding will be used to conduct research and planning activities necessary to identify Canadian Coast Guard requirements for its next generation of vessels. Specific activities will include identifying and validating technical requirements, consulting stakeholders, and refining costing and other procurement-related requirements.

11,355,817

Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Protecting Canada’s Nature, Parks and Wild Spaces

This funding will support Canada’s biodiversity by protecting species at risk and their habitat. 

Operating funding will advance the protection and recovery of up to 30 aquatic species in priority areas, and address priority threats including illegal fishing.

Contributions will support the new Canada Nature Fund through the “Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk”.

16,419,544

Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Sustainable Aquaculture Program

This initiative will support growth in the aquaculture industry by streamlining and coordinating regulations; increasing research, analysis and data collection; and enhancing public reporting.

9,523,168

Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Protecting Marine Life

This funding will be used to build the scientific evidence base to help support actions to reduce human-based threats to the North Atlantic Right Whale, the St. Lawrence Estuary Beluga and the Southern Resident Killer Whale.

Operating and capital funding will support research and monitoring to improve understanding of the changing seasonal distribution of the three whale species. 

Contribution payments to establish the Academic Marine Mammal Research Initiative will increase the availability of scientific information and allow exploration of innovative conservation technologies.

6,563,810

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development

Additional Support for the Feminist International Assistance Policy Agenda - Weapons Threat Reduction Program

This funding, including operating, contributions and grant payments, in the amount of $25,550,000, will advance the peace and security goals of the Feminist International Assistance Policy by supporting projects under the “Weapons Threat Reduction Program”. This G7 initiative aims to improve the capacity of governments and international organizations to manage the threats posed by weapons of mass destruction. It is being expanded to support conventional weapons treaties and the construction of biocontainment laboratories.

71,569,954

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development

Additional Support for the Feminist International Assistance Policy Agenda: Implementing the Feminist International Assistance Agenda

An increase to “Grants from the International Development Assistance for Multilateral Programming” in the amount of $87,766,819 will be used to advance key priority areas under the Feminist International Assistance Policy.

Priority areas include increasing humanitarian assistance to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, investing in education systems and projects to break down barriers to girls’ and women’s empowerment, and deploying Canadian expertise to support local governments and civil society organizations by helping to build institutional capacity and electoral processes.

87,766,819

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Ensuring Rules-Based and Responsible Trade

This funding will support the management of the Softwood Lumber initiative, including economic analysis and technical guidance related to negotiation and litigation management activities.

Operating expenditures will support negotiations towards a trade agreement with the U.S., federal-provincial and industrial consultations, targeted advocacy in the U.S., legal strategies and litigation management related to U.S. trade actions, and monitoring of softwood lumber exports to the U.S.

33,477,276

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development

Pursuing New Markets

Operating funding will strengthen Canada’s diplomatic and trade support presence in China and throughout Asia, by increasing the number of Canadian diplomats and trade commissioners in the region; and increasing funding to support Canadian businesses that capitalize on opportunities in those markets.

10,487,514

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development

Ensuring Security and Prosperity in the Digital Age

This funding will support the implementation of Canada’s National Cyber Security Strategy. The Strategy aims to ensure that Canada remains secure against cyber-attacks, develops an innovative cyber ecosystem, and collaborates with other levels of government and international partners on cyber issues.

Funding will be used to establish a cyber security unit and support its associated operational and personnel costs. This new unit will develop and implement Canada’s International Strategic Framework for Cyberspace, and enhance collaboration with international partners on cyber security issues.

1,591,464

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development

A New Women Entrepreneurship Strategy

Operating funding will support the Business Women in International Trade program, which connects Canadian business women with export opportunities. The funding will be used to hire additional staff, and support the expansion of services and outreach activities for women entrepreneurs.

1,809,698

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development

Canadian Technology Accelerator Program

This funding will support the establishment of a permanent Canadian Technology Accelerator initiative in the U.S.; to support the access of small Canadian technology firms to the U.S. market.

1,790,786

Department of Health

Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Emergency Treatment Fund

Funding will support various federal programs and initiatives to help reduce opioid-related harms and deaths across Canada.

Contribution payments made through the Emergency Treatment Fund will provide one-time emergency funding for provincial and territorial health authorities to improve the availability of treatment for problematic substance use. Funding will also help reduce federal regulatory barriers to treatment services such as facilitating better access to methadone clinics.

144,617,038

Department of Health

Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Substance Use and Addictions Program and the Public Education Campaign

Funding will support various federal programs and initiatives to help reduce opioid-related harms and deaths across Canada.

Contribution payments made through the Substance Use and Addictions Program will support new pilot projects on prevention and treatments practices related to opioid use. Health Canada will also deliver a public anti-stigma campaign with the goal of shifting public perception on substance users, and encouraging users to access health and social services.

8,933,723

Department of Health

Cannabis Public Education

Funding will support cannabis public education by community-based and Indigenous organizations, and advance research on the impacts of cannabis use in Canada.

Contribution payments and “Micro-grants to Support Cannabis Public Education and Awareness” in the amount of $100,000 will be administered through the Substance Use and Addictions Program. This funding will support local and Indigenous groups deliver public education campaigns on the risks associated with cannabis use that better reflect the specific circumstances and needs of their communities.

Contribution payments to the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction will support additional research on cannabis use in Canada and its impact on mental health.

10,866,393

Department of Health

Renewing and Enhancing the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy

Funding will be used to renew and enhance efforts under the Tobacco Control Strategy to reduce tobacco-related disease and death. Initiatives will be targeted towards helping Canadians quit tobacco, protecting young people and non-tobacco users from nicotine addiction, strengthening foundations in science, surveillance and partnerships, and co-developing distinctions-based approaches with Indigenous Peoples.

Funding through the Substance Use and Addictions Program will support projects testing new approaches to smoking prevention and cessation. Health Canada will also undertake scientific research to study harm levels of vaping products, develop a public education campaign on the risks of vaping, and implement new regulatory measures for vaping products. Health Canada will also expand collaboration with provinces and territories and healthcare stakeholders to exchange knowledge and ensure coherence in tobacco control efforts.

2,481,466

Department of Health

Supporting Canada’s Official Languages

Funding for the Official Languages Action Plan will support a range of activities to strengthen official language minority communities, improve access to services in both official languages and promote a bilingual Canada.

Contribution payments will be used to improve access to health services in both official languages and to provide additional core funding for minority language community organizations.

2,140,000

Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

New Fiscal Relationship: Collaboration with Self-Governing Indigenous Governments

Funding will support infrastructure and socio-economic priorities identified by self-governing Indigenous governments through a collaborative fiscal policy development process.

Payments in the amount of $48,755,745 will be administered through “Grants to Implement Comprehensive Land Claims and Self-Government Agreements and Other Agreements to Address Section 35 Rights”. Initial funding will be used for building governance for self-governing groups, collecting data and undertaking infrastructure and socio-economic gap assessments.

48,755,745

Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

New Fiscal Relationship – Strengthening First Nations Institutions and Community Capacity

This funding will support the institutions under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act, including the First Nations Financial Management Board, the First Nations Tax Commission, and the First Nations Finance Authority. Increased funding will strengthen the capacity of these institutions to address higher demand and support more First Nations take on greater responsibility for fiscal affairs.

6,000,000

Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

Supporting the Recognition of Rights and Self-Determination

Funding will be used to increase the number of Recognition of Indigenous Rights and Self-Determination discussion tables, and to form negotiating teams to support the operation of these new discussion tables. They provide Indigenous groups with an opportunity to outline their rights, needs and interests to federal officials and co-develop priorities for subsequent negotiations.

20,257,614

Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

Helping Indigenous Nations Reconstitute

This funding supports communities in exercising self-determination, through activities to facilitate the rebuilding of indigenous nations.   

20,233,346

Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

Supporting the Expansion of the First Nations Land Management Act and the Successful Participation of First Nations Under the Act

Funding will enable an additional 50 First Nations to enter into the Land Management Regime, while also providing for capacity development. This initiative allows First Nations to exercise greater self-determination by creating their own laws related to land management.

14,973,056

Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

Permanent Bilateral Mechanisms

Funding will support annual meetings with the Prime Minister, and provide a forum for the Government and Indigenous Peoples to co-develop policies on shared priorities and to advance reconciliation.

Contributions to the Assembly of First Nations, the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and the Métis National Council will ensure their continued participation in the Permanent Bilateral Mechanisms, and increase their capacity for policy co-development.

Funding will also be provided for the continued operation of the Reconciliation Secretariat.

12,574,735

Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

Supporting the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund

A grant payment in the amount of $5,000,000 will be made to the “Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund”, an Indigenous foundation established in 2016, which supports projects that encourage cross-cultural dialogue, increase awareness of Canada’s residential school history, and help develop school curricula that accurately describes Indigenous history.

5,000,000

Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

Funding to support the establishment of a National Council for Reconciliation

Funding will support the work of a transitional committee to establish a National Reconciliation Council. This work will include providing advice on the co-development of enabling legislation, as well as engagement and consultation activities. The Council will be a permanent organization established with the specific purpose of advancing reconciliation, and for monitoring, evaluating and reporting on progress.

1,500,000

Department of Indigenous Services Canada

Indigenous Health: Keeping Families Healthy in Their Communities – Labrador Innu health programs

This funding will enhance Labrador Innu health programs for the Sheshatshiu and Natuashish nations to address mental health, maternal and child health, addictions, and capacity building.

5,241,339

Department of Indigenous Services Canada

Indigenous Health: Keeping Families Healthy in Their Communities – First Nations Health Services Accreditation Program

This funding will enhance the First Nation Services Accreditation Program to improve the quality of health services to First Nations communities to ensure the services provided are comparable to those delivered by provincial authorities.

4,406,534

Department of Indigenous Services Canada

Indigenous Health: Keeping Families Healthy in Their Communities – Clinical and Client Care Program

This funding will support the Clinical and Client Care Program, which provides nursing services to 79 First Nation communities that do not have direct access to the provincial health care system.

68,860,593

Department of Indigenous Services Canada

Indigenous Health: Keeping Families Healthy in Their Communities – e-Health Infostructure Program

This funding will maintain and enhance the eHealth Infostructure Program which provides First Nation communities with technologies that enable remote diagnostic services and integration with regional public health surveillance systems.

19,735,299

Department of Indigenous Services Canada

Indigenous Health: Keeping Families Healthy in Their Communities – Non-Insured Health Benefits Program

Funding for the Non-Insured Health Benefits Program will provide eligible First Nations and Inuit with continued access to supplementary health benefits and services. These include prescription drugs, dental care, medical transportation and mental health counseling.

195,037,281

Department of Indigenous Services Canada

Indigenous Health: Keeping Families Healthy in Their Communities – Investments to Improve Inuit Health

Funding will be used to respond to high rates of tuberculosis in Inuit communities and to establish a permanent and distinct Inuit health survey to better understand the unique health needs of Inuit. Contribution payments will be used to identify and treat diagnosed individuals and carriers of tuberculosis, and to conduct ongoing Inuit-specific health data gathering and analysis.

12,747,677

Department of Indigenous Services Canada

Indigenous Health: Keeping Families Healthy in Their Communities – First Nations Health Transformation

Funding will support five regional and sub-regional First Nations-led health transformation initiatives. Funding will be used to build expertise, capacity and culturally appropriate health and wellness programming in these regions and better position First Nations organization for greater self-determination in healthcare.

20,800,000

Department of Indigenous Services Canada

Indigenous Health: Keeping Families Healthy in Their Communities – Addictions Treatment and Prevention Services

Funding will support culturally appropriate addictions treatment and prevention services in First Nations and Inuit communities with high needs.

Contribution payments delivered through existing mental health, addictions and infrastructure programs will support renovations and operating costs for existing treatment centres, and establish new opioid treatment sites and culturally relevant land-based initiatives.

39,782,802

Department of Indigenous Services Canada

Ensuring That Indigenous Children Are Safe and Supported Within Their Communities

Funding will be used to support the First Nations Child and Family Services Program and implement reforms ordered by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. Contribution funding through the Program will be provided directly to First Nations communities to promote family preservation and reunification, and support greater First Nation jurisdiction over child and family services. Additional staff will be hired to implement orders from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal and co-develop further reforms with First Nation communities.

292,970,613

Department of Indigenous Services Canada

Clean and Safe Drinking Water On Reserve

Contribution payments will support repairs to high-risk water systems to prevent additional long-term drinking water advisories; support initiatives to accelerate the pace of construction and renovation of affected water systems on reserve; recruit, train and retain water operators; and establish innovative First Nations-led service delivery models.

102,133,524

Department of Indigenous Services Canada

Increased Health Support for Survivors of Indian Residential Schools and their Families

Operating and contribution funding for the Indian Residential School Resolution Health Support Program will ensure the continued provision of professional mental health services to former residential school students and their family members.

76,775,010

Department of Indigenous Services Canada

Creating a More Responsive Income Assistance Program That Addresses the Needs of First Nations Communities

This funding will be used to engage First Nations on how to make the program more responsive to the needs of individuals and families on reserve, and to identify the support required to help individuals better transition from income assistance to employment and education.

43,200,000

Department of Indigenous Services Canada

Supporting Métis Nation Priorities

Grant payments in the amount of $10,000,000 will be made to the following Metis Nations:

  • Métis Nation British Columbia - $1,250,000;
  • Métis Nation of Alberta - $2,500,000;
  • Métis Nation - Saskatchewan Secretariat Inc. - $2,500,000;
  • Manitoba Métis Federation Inc.- $2,500,000; and
  • Métis Nation of Ontario Secretariat - $1,250,000.

These payments will supplement Métis-led and -designed endowments that provide scholarships and bursaries to Métis students to pursue post-secondary education.

10,000,000

Department of Industry

Investing in the Equipment Researchers Need – Canadian Foundation for Innovation

Contribution payments will be made to the Major Science Initiatives Fund of the Canada Foundation for Innovation, to secure and strengthen operations at state-of-the-art national research facilities. Funding for research infrastructure, maintenance and operating costs will be awarded to Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research institutions on the basis of peer-reviewed competitions.

32,000,000

Department of Industry 

Supporting The Next Generation of Rural Broadband

Contribution payments to the space satellite industry, made through the Strategic Innovation Fund, will support continued research and development of low earth orbit satellite technologies and rural broadband internet connectivity. This funding will help companies further develop and test prototypes for commercialization.

10,000,000

Department of Industry

A New Intellectual Property Strategy

Funding will help Canadian entrepreneurs better understand, protect and access intellectual property, and will ensure that the Canadian intellectual property system is modern and robust.

Operating funding will be used for implementation of the Intellectual Property Awareness and Use Survey in co-operation with Statistics Canada; for the stand-up and administration of an online Intellectual Property Marketplace portal; for engagement and capacity building activities through the Indigenous Intellectual Property Program; and for the Intellectual Property Experts program providing non-legal intellectual property advice to federal departments and agencies delivering innovation programming.

Capital funding will be used for the creation of an online Intellectual Property Marketplace portal where intellectual property held by the federal government and academia can be accessed by entrepreneurs for licencing and commercialization.

Grant payments in the amount of $200,000 will be used for the “Intellectual Property Legal Clinics Program” for university-based intellectual property clinics to provide advisory services to students. Grant payments in the amount of $150,000 will be used for the “Indigenous Intellectual Property Program Grant” to increase Indigenous Peoples’ engagement in the intellectual property system.

4,059,018

Department of Industry 

Improving Access to the Digital Economy

This funding will support the national Computers for Schools program, which refurbishes and redistributes donated computer equipment to schools, libraries, not-for-profit organizations and Indigenous communities.

5,286,148

Department of Industry

Ensuring Security and Prosperity in the Digital Age

This funding will be used to design and implement a cyber assessment and certification program, as part of the National Cyber Security Strategy, to raise the cybersecurity baseline among Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises, better position these enterprises to compete domestically and globally, and to promote consumer confidence in the digital economy.

Operating funding will be used to lead the development of the Cyber Certification Program and program guidance documentation as well as support and engage small and medium sized enterprises throughout the Program’s certification process.

4,151,949

Department of Industry

Regional Development Agencies

This funding will be used to implement the new Growth through Regional Innovation Program, to improve business productivity and help develop regional clusters for innovation in Northern Ontario.

Funding will be administered through the department’s Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario.

4,318,152

Department of Industry

Increasing Diversity in Science

Funding will support a variety of programs to improve equity, diversity and inclusion in the sciences at post-secondary institutions.

Operating funding will be used in collaboration with Statistics Canada to develop a new survey of faculty and researchers at Canadian post-secondary institutions. This survey will be conducted to better understand barriers to career development of underrepresented groups, and support the University and College Academic Staff Systems database used by Statistics Canada to track data on full-time faculty.

825,000

Department of Industry

Innovation Canada

Funding will be used to hire additional Innovation Advisors to support high-potential Canadian firms connect with suitable federal innovation programs. Programming will be provided through Innovation Canada, which provides Canadian entrepreneurs with a single point of contact to access federal innovation services and funding.

1,172,018

Department of Industry

A New Women Entrepreneurship Strategy

This funding will support investments in women-led businesses in Northern Ontario. Contributions will be made through the Pilot Contribution Program and the Ecosystem Fund to help women entrepreneurs grow their businesses and pursue new market opportunities, and to strengthen organizations that support women entrepreneurs.

Funding will be administered through the department’s Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario.

902,476

Department of Justice

Addressing Demand for Immigration and Refugee Legal Aid

Through federal contributions to the Immigration and Refugee Legal Aid Program, this funding will support the provinces’ delivery of immigration and refugee legal aid by ensuring that asylum seekers continue to have access to this service.

12,791,977

Department of Justice

Enhancing Canadians’ Access to Justice

Funding for the Official Languages Action Plan will support a range of activities to strengthen official language minority communities, improve access to services in both official languages, and promote a bilingual Canada.

Contribution payments will increase access to justice and support eligible organizations in official language minority communities.

2,000,000

Department of National Defence

Taking Action to Prevent and Address Gender-based Violence, Harassment and Discrimination

Funding will support a variety of initiatives under the Strategy to Address Gender-Based Violence to better combat violence and harassment in the workplace and at home.

Contribution payments will be used to support sexual assault crisis centres near Canadian Armed Forces bases. These investments will provide members of the Canadian Armed Forces with a greater availability and range of supports to address gender-based violence.

400,000

Department of Natural Resources

Protecting Jobs in Eastern Canada’s Forestry Sector

This funding will support the Spruce Budworm Early Intervention Strategy, and insecticide spraying and research activities that help limit the impact and spread of spruce budworm.

10,890,234

Department of Natural Resources

Ensuring Rules-Based and Responsible Trade

This funding will support the management of the Softwood Lumber initiative, including economic analysis and technical guidance related to negotiation and litigation management activities.

Operating funding will be used to undertake expert analysis in forestry economics, to provide market, product and industrial intelligence, and to support negotiation and litigation management.

2,009,567

Department of Natural Resources

Ensuring Security and Prosperity in the Digital Age

This funding will support the implementation of Canada’s National Cyber Security Strategy. The Strategy aims to ensure that Canada remains secure against cyber-attacks, develops an innovative cyber ecosystem, and collaborates with other levels of government and international partners on cyber issues.

Operating funding will be used to establish a dedicated unit which, in collaboration with the Canadian energy sector, will work with the United States to strengthen the security and resilience of North America’s critical energy infrastructure.

Contribution payments will support research on cyber security in the energy sector, the sharing of knowledge and expertise, and the development of standards and training exercises to increase the resilience of the energy sector against cyber threats.

2,057,068

Department of Natural Resources

Protecting Canada’s Nature, Parks and Wild Spaces

This funding will support Canada’s biodiversity by protecting species at risk and their habitat.

Operating and contribution funding will support research and conservation in woodland caribou habitat and the designation of Marine Protected Areas.

364,430

Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Safeguarding Canadians with an Enhanced Passenger Protect Program

This funding will enhance, and bring under government control, the Passenger Protect Program, which works with air carriers to screen commercial passenger flights to, from and within Canada, and take measures to address security threats.

Operating funding will support the implementation of a centralized security screening system to screen all passenger manifests and to implement an automated redress system. The centralized security screening system, once completely automated will be turned over to the CBSA. The redress system, once completely functional will remain under PSEP’s control and will issue a unique identifier to individuals affected by a false-positive match, which they can enter during future bookings to eliminate reoccurrences.

1,726,510

Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Critical Infrastructure Security

This funding will support the programs that provide specific and actionable risk information and assessments to owners and operators of critical infrastructure, such as airports, nuclear plants, and hospitals.

1,099,233

Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Investment Canada Act - National Security Review of Foreign Investments

This funding will be used to maintain the Investment Canada Act National Security Review Program. The Program provides a framework for assessing foreign investments that pose potential national security concerns for Canada. By identifying and mitigating national security risks, the Program helps protect Canadian defence capabilities, safeguard the transfer of sensitive technologies, and combat organized crime.

Funding will support the continued operation of the Program, as well as the personnel costs associated with the research and analysis of foreign investments.

748,775

Department of Public Works and Government Services

Stabilizing and Future Transformation of the Federal Government’s Pay Administration (Phoenix): Professional Services Contract

This funding will support a stabilization plan to address issues in pay administration.

Operating and capital funding for a professional services contract will help to stabilize the Phoenix pay system. This includes conducting strategic research and implementing any required system and process improvements.

54,260,435

Department of Public Works and Government Services

Stabilizing and Future Transformation of the Federal Government’s Pay Administration (Phoenix): Maintaining and Increasing Current Capacity and Systems

This funding will support a stabilization plan to address issues in pay administration.

Operating and capital funding will be used to maintain and increase the number of compensation advisors and client service support workers, and support improvements and streamlining of the pay administration system. Activities will help to reduce the backlog of pending pay transactions.

188,548,775

Department of Public Works and Government Services

Public Service and Procurement Canada – Real Property Repairs and Maintenance

Operating funding will support maintenance and repairs of portfolio assets. This supplementary funding will ensure PSPC continues to effectively manage federal holdings such as bridges, dams, and remote housing, while also providing safe work environments to client federal organizations.

275,000,000

Department of Public Works and Government Services

Simpler and Better Procurement

Operating funding will support Phase I of the e-Procurement Solutions Project, a cloud-based electronic procurement system that manages contracts, purchasing, and electronic tenders. The project aims to modernize the government’s procurement function, improve efficiency and electronic access to users, and support Canada’s commitments under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with the European Union.

38,144,554

Department of Public Works and Government Services

Renewing Federal Laboratories

Funding will support the renewal of federal laboratories under the Federal Sciences and Technology Infrastructure Initiative to advance science, research and innovation.

Operating funding will be used to establish a program management office at Public Works and Government Services and to conduct pre-definition work on science and technology infrastructure projects.

10,811,494

Department of Public Works and Government Services

Maintaining Service Levels of the Controlled Goods Program

Operating funding will be used to maintain the Enhanced Controlled Goods Program, which regulates the possession, examination and transfer of goods and technical data that have military or national security significance. Key program activities include registration of individuals and businesses, inspections, and other compliance monitoring activities.

3,236,675

Department of the Environment

Protecting Canada’s Nature, Parks and Wild Spaces

This funding will support Canada’s biodiversity by protecting species at risk and their habitat. 

Operating and capital funding will manage and expand protected areas including the creation of up to nine new National Wildlife Areas; advance protection and recovery of up to 200 terrestrial species at risk through action for priority places, species and threats; and build partnerships with Indigenous Peoples, including the development of 20 to 35 Indigenous Protected Conservation Areas.

Contribution payments will support establishment of a new Canada Nature Fund.  The new fund will play a central role in delivering objectives for species at risk and protected areas by enhancing collaboration with foundations, provinces and territories, Indigenous governments and organizations, private land owners, and other stakeholders. 

47,704,404

Department of the Environment

Adapting Canada’s Weather and Water Services to Climate Change - Weather warning and forecast systems

This funding supports the modernization of Canada’s weather forecast and severe weather warning systems, and maintains direct support to the emergency management organizations that prepare for and respond to severe weather.

6,535,996

Department of the Environment

Adapting Canada’s Weather and Water Services to Climate Change - Modernize the National Hydrological Services Program

This funding will modernize the National Hydrological Service Program which provides data, information and advice concerning surface water resources on federal lands; and will support the operation of water stations that are cost-shared with provinces and territories.

Contribution payments will advance the state of knowledge to develop new integrated water data and prediction services, in collaboration with researchers and the private sector.

6,248,371

Department of the Environment

Protecting Marine Life 

This funding will be used to build the scientific evidence base to help support actions to reduce human-based threats to the North Atlantic Right Whale, the St. Lawrence Estuary Beluga and the Southern Resident Killer Whale.

Operating funding will enhance monitoring in the areas of air, freshwater and disposal at sea.

Contribution payments to academic partners will enable measurement of contaminants from terrestrial and airborne sources.

1,991,803

Department of Transport

Protecting Marine Life

This funding will be used to build the scientific evidence base to help support actions to reduce human-based threats to the North Atlantic Right Whale, the St. Lawrence Estuary Beluga and the Southern Resident Killer Whale.

Operating and capital funding will support assessment measures to mitigate vessel collisions, and the review of new approaches, including changes to shipping lanes and the creation of Areas to be Avoided.

22,710,155

Department of Transport

Maintaining Rail Service to Remote Communities

This funding will be used to maintain the Remote Passenger Rail Program, specifically to ensure the Keewatin Railway Company (Québec and Labrador) and the Tshiuetin Rail Transportation line (Manitoba) continues to provide safe and reliable service.

11,269,743

Department of Transport

Strengthening Airports Serving Remote Communities

Funding will address urgent capital needs and support the safe provision of services at the 18 local and regional airports owned and operated by the Government of Canada. Capital projects were selected through a needs assessment process, and will be designed and constructed by private companies.

4,603,935

Department of Transport

Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety

This funding will be used to promote safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible vehicle transportation through legislative amendments to the Motor Vehicle Safety Act and enhanced safety oversight.

3,156,958

Department of Transport

Ensuring the Safe Operation of Tankers

This funding will be used to maintain incremental inspections to ensure foreign registered tanker vessels carrying oil or chemicals entering Canadian waters comply with Canadian safety and environmental protection requirements.

2,508,194

Department of Transport

Modernizing VIA Rail Passenger Service

Funding will support the continued in-depth assessment of Via Rail’s high-frequency rail proposal for the Toronto-Quebec City corridor. Funding for due diligence activities supported by additional personnel will contribute to well-informed decision-making on the proposal.

2,939,439

Department of Transport

Safeguarding Canadians with an Enhanced Passenger Protect Program

This funding will enhance, and bring under government control, the Passenger Protect Program, which works with air carriers to screen commercial passenger flights to, from and within Canada, and take measures to address security threats.

Operating funding to provide program support to the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness to implement its centralized security screening system.

350,139

Department of Transport

Strengthening Capacity for Environmental Assessments

This funding will support the Department of Transport’s role in the Northern Project Management Office, which includes addressing project-related concerns from communities and other stakeholders through specialized advice on transportation issues.

801,283

Department of Veterans Affairs

Better Services for Veterans

Funding will be used to improve service delivery capacity and reduce the ratio of veterans to case managers. Additional staff will be hired to process disability benefit applications and support case management services for veterans.

12,214,245

Department of Veteran Affairs

Cemetery and Grave Maintenance

Funding will be used to eliminate the current backlog of repairs to veterans; graves over the next five years. The initiative includes assessing the condition of V grave markers; fixing foundations; cleaning, restoring or replacing headstones; and inspecting completed repairs.

4,544,404

Department of Western Economic Diversification

Regional Development Agencies

This funding will be used to implement the new Growth through Regional Innovation Program, to improve business productivity and help develop regional clusters for innovation in Canada’s four Western provinces.

Funding will also be used for the Canada Coal Transformation Initiative.  This initiative will support skills development and economic diversification activities in the four Western provinces in response to the elimination of coal-generated electricity in Saskatchewan and Alberta to help workers and communities adapt to the low-carbon economy.

25,682,105

Department of Western Economic Diversification

A New Women Entrepreneurship Strategy

This funding will support investments in women-led businesses. Contributions will be made through the Pilot Contribution Program and the Ecosystem Fund to help women entrepreneurs grow their businesses and pursue new market opportunities, and to strengthen organizations that support women entrepreneurs.

6,538,814

Department of Western Economic Diversification

Rick Hansen Institute

Contributions to the Rick Hansen Institute will support research and clinical activities, including the development of treatments, by organizations affiliated with the Institute.

5,900,000

Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

Regional Development Agencies

This funding will be used to implement the new Growth through Regional Innovation Program, to improve business productivity and help develop regional clusters for innovation in the province of Quebec.

15,215,456

Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

A New Women Entrepreneurship Strategy

This funding will support investments in women-led businesses in the province of Quebec. Contributions will be made through the Pilot Contribution Program and the Ecosystem Fund, to help women entrepreneurs grow their businesses and pursue new market opportunities, and to strengthen organizations that support women entrepreneurs.

4,100,105

Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

Renewal of Base Funding for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

This funding renews the Southern Ontario Prosperity Program, which promotes strong and diversified economic development in Southern Ontario.

25,000,000

Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

Regional Development Agencies

This funding will be used to implement the new Growth through Regional Innovation Program, to improve business productivity and help develop regional clusters for innovation in Southern Ontario.

22,938,656

Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

A New Women Entrepreneurship Strategy

This funding will support investments in women-led businesses in Southern Ontario. Contributions will be made through the Pilot Contribution Program and the Ecosystem Fund to help women entrepreneurs grow their businesses and pursue new market opportunities, and to strengthen organizations that support women entrepreneurs.

6,159,091

Immigration and Refugee Board

Addressing Irregular Migration

This funding will support security operations at the Canada-U.S. border, enhance the government’s capacity to process asylum claims, and implement measures to deter irregular migration.

Operating funding will enhance the Board’s capacity to make asylum claim decisions and process appeals. The Immigration and Refugee Board is responsible for rendering decisions on all in-Canada asylum claims referred by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency.

30,229,194

Library and Archives of Canada

A New Partnership between Library and Archives Canada and the Ottawa Public Library

Funding will be used to support the design and construction of a new joint facility that will house Library and Archives Canada and the Ottawa Public Library. Competitive processes will be conducted to select a designer and constructor for the facility, with completion of the project expected in 2024–25.

1,171,993

National Capital Commission

Revitalizing National Capital Commission Assets

This funding supports critical repairs and maintenance of fixed assets, including bridges, buildings, roads, parks and pathways.  

13,240,741

National Research Council of Canada

National Research Council - Convert Sunsetting Funding into Permanent Funding

This funding will renew and regularize support for better long-term research planning and delivery.

52,378,832

National Research Council of Canada

National Research Council - Reducing Fees for SME’s and Universities and Colleges

This funding will offset reduced revenues due to lowering of fees paid by small and medium-sized businesses, colleges and universities to use the Council’s specialized facilities, equipment, and scientific and technical services.

10,813,667

National Research Council of Canada

National Research Council - Ideation Fund

This funding will support the Collaborative Science, Technology and Innovation Program to aid researchers with testing and validating transformative ideas through competitive peer review, and pursuing exploratory research and outreach.

5,915,916

National Research Council of Canada

National Research Council - Priority & Disruptive Programs

This funding will support the Collaborative Science, Technology and Innovation Program to build project teams made up of researchers from NRC, academia, businesses, and other government departments to encourage researchers to explore and generate research and technology.

Grant payments in the amount of $3,000,000 will allow external researchers to participate in the “Collaborative Science, Technology and Innovation” Program.

29,579,584

National Research Council of Canada

Industrial Research Assistance Program

Through the Industrial Research Assistance Program, this funding provides contributions and advisory services to Canadian firms so that they can develop, de-risk, and commercialize technologies. Improvements to the program include an increased contribution threshold of $10 million for high growth firms and the establishment of an Investment Committee to review contributions over $3 million. This funding is expected to support over 140 additional projects each year.

98,833,750

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Granting Councils

This funding will increase support to researchers in the granting council’s respective research fields through pre-existing grant programs.

Operating funding will be used to administer grant programming, to enhance the competition processes for awarding research grants, to increase stakeholder engagement and to modernize technology.

Grant payments in the amount of $43,388,191 will be administered through the Discovery grant component of the “Grants and Scholarships” program. Payments will be used to increase fundamental research and to modernize Canada’s research environment by investing more in early career researchers, and increasing the level of equity and diversity in Canada’s research community.

44,102,500

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

College and Community Innovation Program

This funding will expand collaboration between Canadian colleges and polytechnics and local small and medium-sized businesses to increase innovation at the community and/or regional levels.

Grant payments in the amount of $19,728,000 will be administered through the “College and Community Innovation Program” to colleges and polytechnics conducting applied research or facilitating the adoption of new technologies in collaboration with businesses.

20,000,000

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Canada Research Chairs

Funding for the Canada Research Chairs Program will attract early-career and world-leading researchers, expand support for existing early-career researchers, and increase the number of researchers from under-represented groups.

Grant payments in the amount of $7,264,944 will be administered through the grant entitled “Grants and Scholarships” to Canadian post-secondary institutions. Funding will support research costs and salaries of chair positions.

7,264,944

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Increasing Diversity in Science

Funding will support a variety of programs to improve equity, diversity and inclusion in the sciences at post-secondary institutions.

Operating funding will be used to implement a certification program recognizing post-secondary institutions that meet high standards in promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in research. Funding will also be used to administer the new equity, diversity and inclusion institutional capacity-building grant program in consultation with other granting councils.

Grant payments in the amount of $2,660,000 will be administered under the grant program “Grants and Scholarships”. Funding will be distributed to post-secondary institutions to support equity, diversity and inclusion institutional capacity building projects such as data collection, training and mentoring activities.

3,000,000

Office of the Auditor General

The Office of the Auditor General

This funding will improve the Office’s financial audit capacity to respond to an increase in the volume and complexity of government operations and transactions. Operating funding will contribute to ensuring that the Office continues to meet service standards, provide accurate and timely audit information, and renew its self-managed IT systems.

6,999,000

Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs

Strengthening the Canadian Judiciary

This funding will support the Office in its mandate to safeguard the independence of the judiciary and to provide services to federally appointed judges, including the work of the Canadian Judicial Council in reviewing the conduct of federal judges.

3,000,000

Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying

Additional Funding for the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying

This funding will be used to relocate the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying and its staff to accommodations that meet Workplace 2.0 standards. Related activities include construction, specialized fit-up and IM/IT requirements, as well as the physical move of employees. The current lease will expire at the end of May 2019.

1,400,000

Office of the Co-ordinator, Status of Women

Supporting Community Women’s Organizations

This funding, including grants in the amount of $3,200,000, will support and expand the “Women’s Program” in order to improve organizational and sector capacity at the national, regional, and local levels for the purposes of advancing equality between men and women and furthering women’s participation in Canadian society.

4,709,531

Office of the Co-ordinator, Status of Women

Taking Action to Prevent and Address Gender-based Violence, Harassment and Discrimination

Funding will support a variety of initiatives under the Strategy to Address Gender-Based Violence to better combat violence and harassment in the workplace and at home.

Contributions and grant payments in the amount of $1,950,000 will be administered through the “Gender-based Violence Funding Program”. Funding will address gaps in supports for survivors of gender-based violence by increasing the Program’s number of funded initiatives, responding to new issues, and achieving greater geographic representation.

2,500,000

Office of the Co-ordinator, Status of Women

Evidence-Based Policy

This funding will support the whole-of-government implementation of the Gender Equality Results Framework. The Framework is a tool designed to guide and measure Canada’s performance in achieving greater gender equality. It will improve the availability of gender-disaggregated data and support evidence-based policy.

Funding will support new research and data collection projects in areas such as employment challenges for visible minorities and newcomer women. Operating and personnel funding will increase the Office of the Co-ordinator, Status of Women’s capacity to conduct research and data collection, and improve Gender-based Analysis Plus, policy advice and decision making across the federal government. It will also allow for increased interdepartmental coordination, and monitoring and reporting of gender equality objectives.

549,786

Office of the Co-ordinator, Status of Women

A National Conversation on Gender Equality With Young Canadians

This funding will raise awareness of gender equality among targeted populations. Status of Women, in collaboration with the Privy Council Office’s Youth Secretariat and Indigenous peoples, will co-develop an approach with a selected group of young people in 2018–19 for implementation of resulting activities starting in 2019–20.

This funding will also advance gender equality through a Gender Based Analysis + Roundtable in 2018.

1,768,379

Office of the Co-ordinator, Status of Women

Engaging Men and Boys to Promote Gender Equality

This funding will raise awareness of gender equality among targeted populations. Status of Women will lead a series of activities to inform the scope and focus of a federal strategy on engaging men and boys to advance gender equality and inclusion, and identify areas where innovative solutions can address gaps in supports.

775,460

Office of the Co-ordinator, Status of Women

Improving Support for Sexual Assault Crisis Centres on Campuses

Contributions and grant payments in the amount of $312,000 will be administered through the “Women’s Program”. Funding will develop a harmonized national approach with provinces and territories to address gender-based violence at post-secondary institutions and help remove the stigma from reporting or seeking support following sexual violence.

400,000

Office of the Correctional Investigator of Canada

Support for the Correctional Service of Canada and the Office of the Correctional Investigator of Canada

This funding will support and enhance capacity to undertake investigations in federal correctional facilities, including more in-depth analysis of cases involving Indigenous peoples.

527,582

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

Upholding the Integrity of Canada’s Elections

Personnel funding will increase the number of indeterminate positions at the Office. Reducing reliance on temporary staffing will help stabilize the Office’s workforce, and better support compliance and enforcement activities under the Canada Elections Act.

571,278

Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada

Enhancing Canadians’ Access to Justice

This funding will be used to conduct efficient, fair and confidential investigations on complaints derived from access to information requests, and to help reduce a steadily increasing backlog.

2,880,000

Parks Canada Agency

Protecting Canada’s Nature, Parks and Wild Spaces

This funding will support Canada’s biodiversity by protecting species at risk and their habitat. 

Program funding for on-the-ground actions will maximize the chance of long-term success in recovering species at risk.  It will support implementation activities for some of the Agency’s 21 existing site-based action plans; help advance recovery efforts for up to 120 species at risk such as bison and imperiled caribou herds; improve the ecological integrity of national parks; and establish new protected areas.

19,623,348

Parks Canada Agency

Supporting Indigenous History and Heritage

Funding will be used to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 79, which calls for historical commemoration activities and recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ contributions to Canada’s history.

Operating funding and contribution payments will be used to engage with Indigenous stakeholders to incorporate Indigenous perspectives and values into the commemoration, conservation and presentation of Canada’s heritage sites. Funding will also be used to develop and implement a strategy for the commemoration of residential schools. Initiatives will be co-developed with Indigenous partners to ensure that Indigenous voices and perspectives are integrated into historical narratives and the associated presentation of Canada’s heritage.

1,076,124

Privy Council Office

A New Process for Federal Election Leaders’ Debates

Funding will be used to provide internal support services to the newly established Leaders’ Debates Commission. Funding in support of the Commission will help ensure that federal leaders’ debates are more predictable and accessible for Canadians.

438,000

Public Health Agency of Canada

Supporting a Healthy Seniors Pilot Project in New Brunswick

A grant in the amount of $75,000,000 to the Province of New Brunswick will fund the “Healthy Seniors Pilot Project in New Brunswick” in order to help Canadians and governments better understand the gendered impacts of an aging population and improve the quality of life for Canadian seniors. The project will support the testing of innovative solutions over three years to better support seniors in their homes, communities and care facilities.

75,000,000

Public Health Agency of Canada

Taking Action to Prevent and Address Gender-based Violence, Harassment and Discrimination

Funding will support a variety of initiatives under the Strategy to Address Gender-Based Violence to better combat violence and harassment in the workplace and at home.

Contribution payments will support community- and school-based intervention programs designed to promote healthy relationships and prevent maltreatment and teen dating violence. Funding will also support academic and professional organizations develop and provide training material for health professionals on gender-based violence.

2,320,471

Public Health Agency of Canada

Supporting ParticipACTION

Contribution payments will support ParticipACTION’s “Let’s Get Moving” initiative to increase participation in daily physical activity among Canadians. Funding will be used deliver community events and public education campaigns, develop a new physical activity digital platform, collect and apply research, and collaborate with partner organizations.

5,000,000

Public Health Agency of Canada

Support for Canadians Impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder

Funding will be used to establish two new initiatives to address the needs of Canadians living with autism spectrum disorder and their families.

Contribution payments will be used to create an Autism-Intellectual-Development Disabilities National Resource and Exchange Network. This network will connect people with autism and their families with services, online resources, employment opportunities and local programming across the country.

Operating funding and contribution payments will be used to develop and administer the Autism Spectrum Disorder Fund to support community-based projects that better serve the complex needs of Canadians living with autism. Examples of potential projects include mentoring programs for young adults, transitional or caregiver support, and mental health promotion.

1,795,790

Public Health Agency of Canada

A Community-Based Approach to Dementia

Funding will be used to support community-based projects that address the challenges of dementia and to develop a knowledge hub to collect and share best practices on effective interventions in the dementia community.

Funded programs will focus on improving the quality of life of people living with dementia and providing their family and friend caregivers with access to resources. Examples of potential community-based projects include training programs and mental health supports for caregivers, and development tools for people living with dementia.

894,277

Public Health Agency of Canada

Addressing the Opioid Crisis

Funding will support various federal programs and initiatives to help reduce opioid-related harms and deaths across Canada.

Funding will support initiatives designed to improve access to public health data and analysis. Initiatives will include deploying public health officers to support epidemiologic data collection; studying the effects of the crisis on certain demographic groups, such as Indigenous populations; and researching how prescription opioids contribute to deaths compared to illegal opioids.

2,250,243

Public Health Agency of Canada

Strengthening Multiculturalism and Addressing the Challenges Faced by Black Canadians

Funding will support projects to improve knowledge of the unique mental health challenges facing Black Canadians and to develop culturally focused mental health programs in Black Canadian communities.

“Grants to individuals and organizations in support of health promotion projects in the areas of building community capacity, stimulating knowledge development and dissemination, and partnership building/intersectoral collaboration” in the amount of $100,000 will support the delivery of community-led mental health projects in Black Canadian communities. Operating funding will be used to conduct research and collect data on mental health challenges facing Black Canadians to inform policy and program planning.

287,923

Public Health Agency of Canada

Supporting Canada’s Official Languages

Funding for the Official Languages Action Plan will support a range of activities to strengthen official language minority communities, improve access to services in both official languages and promote a bilingual Canada.

Operating funding will support early childhood health promotion activities in minority communities. These projects will support the mental health and well-being of vulnerable children and families in official language minority communities across the country.

263,475

Public Health Agency of Canada

Renewing and Enhancing the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy

Funding will be used to renew and enhance efforts under the Tobacco Control Strategy to reduce tobacco-related disease and death. Initiatives will be targeted towards helping Canadians quit tobacco, protecting young people and non-tobacco users from nicotine addiction, strengthening foundations in science, surveillance and partnerships, and co-developing distinctions-based approaches with Indigenous Peoples.

Funding will support tobacco cessation and prevention projects targeted toward demographic groups that are at greater risk of starting and continuing tobacco use.

683,904

Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada

Supporting Canada’s Court System

Operating funding will reduce organizational risks by better supporting judiciary services and maintenance of the Supreme Court. This includes building accommodations and maintenance, courtroom audio-visual and information technology systems, a library collection, and additional staff for legal, communications and outreach operations.

1,785,430

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Supporting RCMP Frontline Operations: Addressing Program Integrity Pressures

Funding will be used to reinforce existing Royal Canadian Mounted Police policing operations, and support the recruitment and training of new cadets. These funds will support the Royal Canadian Mounted Police fulfill its core responsibilities, and respond to new and emerging threats in its operational environment.

80,000,000

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Supporting RCMP Frontline Operations: Renewing Radio Systems – New Brunswick

Funding will be used to provide Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers with access to twelve new radio tower sites in New Brunswick along the border with the United States. These towers will provide a reliable and secure two-way radio communication system for policing activities and will help improve the safety of Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers.

680,000

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Ensuring Security and Prosperity in the Digital Age

This funding will support the implementation of Canada’s National Cyber Security Strategy. The Strategy aims to ensure that Canada remains secure against cyber-attacks, develops an innovative cyber ecosystem, and collaborates with other levels of government and international partners on cyber issues.

Funding will establish the National Cybercrime Coordination Unit to help coordinate and support cybercrime investigations across the country. Operating and capital funding will be used to develop a national public reporting mechanism and database for cybercrimes, hire additional personnel and produce cybercrime intelligence and support services for local police investigations.

8,442,531

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Addressing Irregular Migration

This funding will support security operations at the Canada-U.S. border, enhance the government’s capacity to process asylum claims, and implement measures to deter irregular migration.

Operating funding will enhance the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s capacity to intercept irregular border crossings and to assess asylum claims.

8,721,781

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Supporting Those That Keep Our Communities Safe

Funding will support research and treatments for post-traumatic stress injuries among public safety officers.

Funding will support the costs of administering healthcare benefits and disability awards for Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers. This incremental funding will help ensure that Royal Canadian Mounted Police members receive timely treatment and coverage for their mental health needs.

2,088,559

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Addressing “Unfounded” Cases of Sexual Assault and Better Supporting Victims

In 2017, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police undertook a comprehensive review of files where sexual assault complaints were coded as “unfounded”. Increased operating funding will support additional investigations that have been launched as a result of this review process.

Specific funded activities will include expanding the review of “unfounded” cases, developing sexual assault training to improve officers’ investigative abilities, and establishing national oversight for Sexual Assault Investigations Review Committees.

1,535,983

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Taking Action to Prevent and Address Gender-based Violence, Harassment and Discrimination

Funding will support a variety of initiatives under Canada’s Strategy to Address Gender-Based Violence to better combat violence and harassment in the workplace and at home.

Operating funding for the National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre will increase the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s capacity to combat online sexual exploitation of children. Funding will increase capacity to pursue domestic and international investigations, conduct operational research, remove victims from abusive situations, and bring offenders to justice.

1,397,060

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Renewing and Enhancing the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy

Funding will be used to renew and enhance efforts under the Tobacco Control Strategy to reduce tobacco-related disease and death. Initiatives will be targeted towards helping Canadians quit tobacco, protecting young people and non-tobacco users from nicotine addiction, strengthening foundations in science, surveillance and partnerships, and co-developing distinctions-based approaches with Indigenous Peoples.

Funding will reinforce intelligence resources and support ongoing law enforcement efforts to reduce the supply of contraband tobacco and fight organized crime.

1,403,385

Shared Services Canada

Enabling Digital Services to Canadians: The Information Technology Refresh Program

Operating and capital funding through the new Information Technology Refresh Program will be used to modernize the government’s aging IT infrastructure assets, improve IT infrastructure services, and enhance Canada’s cyber security position.

123,166,756

Shared Services Canada

Enabling Digital Services to Canadians: Service Integrity – Staffing and Professional Services

Operating funding will be used for hiring additional staff to improve service delivery to partner departments and strengthen internal services. This includes additional staffing for procurement, financial oversight, and reducing the backlog of departmental service requests.

57,184,259

Shared Services Canada

Enabling Digital Services to Canadians: Cyber Security Initiatives

Operating and capital funding will be used to initiate multiple cyber security projects and launch a study on how to improve the cyber security posture of small departments. These investments will enhance Canada’s IT infrastructure and enable Shared Services Canada to proactively address cyber security threats.

3,965,167

Shared Services Canada

Enabling Digital Services to Canadians: Maintenance Contracts and IT Asset Baselining

Funding will be used to conduct an inventory of departmental information technology assets, and to enter maintenance and support service contracts. The completion of an asset inventory will inform an information technology recapitalization strategy and reduce operational risks. Supplementary funding for maintenance contracts will be used to provide continued access to technical support, software patches, security updates, and hardware replacement services for mission-critical legacy infrastructure.

20,892,999

Shared Services Canada

Enabling Digital Services to Canadians: Workload Migration and Cloud Enablement

Funding will support the migration of departmental information technology applications from older data centres to more secure and modern data centres or cloud services.

Operating and capital funding will be used to develop knowledge and expertise of cloud services, test technologies, and assist departments with migrating applications to the cloud.

25,368,344

Shared Services Canada

2021 Census of Population and Census of Agriculture

Statistics Canada is mandated to conduct a Census of Population and Census of Agriculture once every five years to support evidence-based decision making. This funding will allow Statistics Canada and Shared Services Canada to conduct key planning activities, and fulfill information technology requirements for the 2021 Census of Population and Census of Agriculture.

Operating and capital funding will be used to plan, design, develop and test the information systems processes and content for implementation of the short-form of the 2021 Census of Population.

4,221,134

Shared Services Canada

Protecting Temporary Foreign Workers.

Funding will support workplace inspections and employer compliance efforts under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and the International Mobility Program to ensure that the rights of temporary foreign workers in Canada are protected.

Funding will be used to provide computing capacity and storage in support of administering the Program’s compliance regime and expanding activities under the Open Work Permit fee.

341,413

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

New Tri-Council Fund

Funding will be used to establish and operate the Tri-Council Fund. This new fund will be used for international, interdisciplinary and high-risk research initiatives. The Fund will be administered by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council on behalf of the three granting councils.

Operating funding will be used by the Tri-Agency Institutional Programs Secretariat to support design, delivery and administration of the new Tri-Council Fund.

Grant payments in the amount of $18,994,690 will be distributed through the “Tri-Agency Fund” through three streams. Stream 1 will support exploratory and higher-risk projects, Stream 2 will fund larger-scale projects, and Stream 3 will provide dedicated funding for international research collaborations.

20,541,440

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Research Support Fund

This supplemental funding for the Research Support Fund will be used for indirect costs of academic research at universities such as patent applications, administrative support for researchers as well as maintenance and renovation of research facilities, and equipment.

Grant payments in the amount of $28,750,000 will be distributed through the “Research Support Fund” to research-intensive Canadian universities.

28,750,000

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Granting Councils

This funding will increase support to researchers in the granting council’s respective research fields through pre-existing grant programs.

Operating funding will be used to administer grant programming, to enhance the competition processes for awarding research grants, to increase stakeholder engagement and to modernize technology.

Grants in the amount of $26,274,734 will be administered through the Insight Research, Research Partnerships, and Research Training and Talent Development component of the “Grants and Scholarships” program. Payments will be used to increase investigator-led research in the social sciences and humanities and to modernize Canada’s research environment by investing more in early career researchers and increasing the level of equity and diversity in Canada’s research community.

26,795,000

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Canada Research Chairs

Funding for the Canada Research Chairs Program will attract early-career and world-leading researchers, expand support for existing early-career researchers, and increase the number of researchers from under-represented groups.

Operating funding will be used to administer the Canada Research Chairs Program through the Tri-Agency Institutional Program Secretariat on behalf of the three granting councils.

Grant payments in the amount of $3,262,061 will be administered through the grant entitled “Grants and Scholarships” to Canadian post-secondary institutions. Funding will support research costs and salaries of chair positions.

4,334,000

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Indigenous Data and Research Capability

This funding will be used to develop a plan with Indigenous communities to design and implement a new program that includes more Indigenous peoples in academic research, in order to help advance the understanding of reconciliation as outlined in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report.

Grant payments in the amount of $2,500,000 for the “Strengthening Indigenous Data and Research Capability” program will provide funding to Indigenous organizations to conduct regionally-tailored consultations and provide related advice.

3,580,353

Standards Council of Canada

A New Intellectual Property Strategy

Funding will help Canadian entrepreneurs better understand, protect and access intellectual property, and will ensure that the Canadian intellectual property system is modern and robust.

Operating funding will support the participation of Canadian businesses in standards-setting processes and encourage the inclusion of Canadian innovations in international standards.

2,000,000

Standards Council of Canada

Ensuring Security and Prosperity in the Digital Age

This funding will be used to design and implement a cyber assessment and certification program, as part of the National Cyber Security Strategy, to raise the cybersecurity baseline among Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises, better position these enterprises to compete domestically and globally, and to promote consumer confidence in the digital economy.

Operating funding will be used to develop and manage the national security standards of the Program’s certification process, as well as to accredit and oversee certification bodies.

131,000

Statistics Canada

2021 Census of Population and Census of Agriculture: Census of Population

Statistics Canada is mandated to conduct a Census of Population and Census of Agriculture once every five years to support evidence-based decision making. This funding will allow Statistics Canada and Shared Services Canada to conduct key planning activities, and fulfill information technology requirements for the 2021 Census of Population and Census of Agriculture.

Operating funding will be used to develop the short form of the 2021 Census of Population. Planning activities include consultations with stakeholders on Census content, and conducting interviews to assess potential changes to Census questions.

36,363,664

Statistics Canada

2021 Census of Population and Census of Agriculture: Census of Agriculture

Statistics Canada is mandated to conduct a Census of Population and Census of Agriculture once every five years to support evidence-based decision making. This funding will allow Statistics Canada and Shared Services Canada to conduct key planning activities, and fulfill information technology requirements for the 2021 Census of Population and Census of Agriculture.

Operating funding will be used to design and develop the 2021 Census of Agriculture. Specific activities include developing questionnaires, recruiting interviewers, updating data collection systems, and financing activities such as the Census Helpline.

3,885,728

Statistics Canada

Renewing and Modernizing Statistics Canada

Operating funding will be used to modernize statistics programs to address data gaps surrounding international trade in digital services and foreign investment. Objectives include ensuring that statistical programs are compatible with a modern, global economy and improving the quality of leading macroeconomic measurements such as gross domestic product and the balance of international payments.

2,111,861

Statistics Canada

Renewing and Modernizing Statistics Canada: Data Analytics Platform

Funding will be used to develop a secure, cloud-based statistical platform and supporting information technology infrastructure. This platform will be capable of performing advanced data analytics and will make data more accessible for researchers. This will allow Statistics Canada and researchers to more effectively analyze and share data sets, while ensuring that Canadians’ privacy remains protected.

Operating funding will be used to hire staff and for the procurement of professional services, software and hardware infrastructure.

1,759,363

Statistics Canada

Placing Evidence at the Centre of Program Evaluation and Design

Funding will be used to identify best practices in business innovation programming and ensure that federal funding is targeting high-potential firms. Performance evaluation data will focus on firm-level results, such as revenue growth, productivity performance and export intensity.

Funding will be used to collect data and produce statistical reports that better link federal investments in business innovation to firm-level indicators. This data will support performance evaluations of innovation-related programs.

776,404

Statistics Canada

Evidence-Based Policy

Funding will improve the development of statistics and indicators related to gender and diversity to support inclusive, evidence-based decision making.

Operating funding will be used to establish and staff a Centre for Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Statistics. The Centre will collect and analyze data in support of Gender-Based Analysis Plus, and share this information across federal organizations and with the public.

559,664

Statistics Canada

Implementing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda

Funding will be used for monitoring and reporting activities in support of Canada’s implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. This will include reporting on the United Nations global indicators and targets, as well as tracking Canada’s progress in achieving the Goals online through the Sustainable Development Data Hub.

476,836

Statistics Canada

Supporting Canada’s Official Languages

Funding for the Official Languages Action Plan will support a range of activities to strengthen official language minority communities, improve access to services in both official languages and promote a bilingual Canada.

Operating funding will be used to monitor emerging trends, develop additional language information from surveys, and establish formal methods for conveying statistics and analysis to those working to support the development of official language minority communities.

450,139

Statistics Canada

Addressing the Opioid Crisis

Funding will support various federal programs and initiatives to help reduce opioid-related harms and deaths across Canada.

Funding will be used to restructure the Canadian Coroner and Medical Examiner Database into a single standardized repository of death reports in Canada. This will improve the quality and comparability of data on opioid use across jurisdictions in Canada and help inform future interventions.

467,885

Statistics Canada

Strengthening Indigenous Data and Research Capability

Funding will be used to collaborate with Indigenous communities to build their statistical capacity, and to create an Indigenous Data Hub. This will provide a single point of access for Statistics Canada’s existing holdings of Indigenous statistics.

Operating funding will be used to support engagement and outreach with Indigenous organizations, provide statistical tools and training, and develop Indigenous-specific indicators.

326,702

The Jacques-Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc.

Protecting the Integrity of Transportation Infrastructure in Montreal

Operating and capital funding will support the ongoing operation, maintenance and rehabilitation of federally-owned bridges and other transportation infrastructure in the Montreal area. Regular maintenance, inspections and repairs will help ensure the continued safety of these structures.

90,557,000

Treasury Board Secretariat

Service Income Security Insurance Plan and other Public Service Employee Benefits

This funding will cover the employer’s share of non-discretionary costs for benefit and insurance plans. This funding will also be used to pay the employer’s share of premiums for the Canadian Armed Forces long-term disability plan, provided by the Service Income Security Insurance Plan.

554,014,000

Treasury Board Secretariat

Stabilizing and Future Transformation of the Federal Government’s Pay Administration (Phoenix): Developing a New Federal Pay System

This funding will support a stabilization plan to address issues in pay administration.

This funding will establish a temporary team of 25 full-time equivalents to undertake initial planning for a new federal government pay system. This team will focus on developing a recommended approach to define and implement a new pay system. They will explore options to streamline pay rules, business models best suited to delivering pay, and information technology platforms.

6,991,848

Treasury Board Secretariat

Stabilizing and Future Transformation of the Federal Government’s Pay Administration (Phoenix): Aligning HR and Pay Administration Processes

This funding will support a stabilization plan to address issues in pay administration.

Operating funding will provide project management and business intelligence resources to better align human resources and pay administration processes. This will include developing and tracking new service standards and performance measures for human resources transactions, and administering training and learning courses for employees, managers and human resources compensation professionals.

5,989,717

Treasury Board Secretariat

Enabling Digital Services to Canadians: Application Modernization Initiative

Funding will help departments identify and upgrade high-risk data centres and applications so that they can move to modern data centres or cloud services.

4,000,000

Treasury Board Secretariat

Public Service Centre on Diversity, Inclusion and Wellness

Funding will be used to develop policies and guidance to support departments and agencies create safe, healthy, diverse and inclusive workplaces.

Operating funding will be used to establish dedicated centres of expertise to conduct research and policy development; lead outreach activities; manage stakeholder relations; and provide strategic advice and oversight in the policy areas of diversity and inclusion, mental health and wellness, and preventing harassment and violence.

2,760,275

Treasury Board Secretariat

Modernizing Canada’s Regulatory Framework: Federal Leadership on Internal Trade

This funding will support federal leadership at the Canadian Free Trade Agreement Regulatory Reconciliation and Cooperation Table in order to pursue a regulatory reform agenda focused on supporting innovation and business investment to make the Canadian regulatory system more agile, transparent and responsive. The Treasury Board Secretariat will work with provinces and territories to address regulatory barriers to trade, investment and labour mobility through harmonization and joint regulatory development.

945,373

Treasury Board Secretariat

Modernizing Canada’s Regulatory Framework: Regulatory Reviews

Funding will be used to conduct targeted regulatory reviews, facilitate stakeholder consultations, and undertake research to modernize Canada’s regulatory framework and facilitate greater innovation and business investment. Initial reviews under this three-year initiative will focus on high-growth sectors, including agri-food and aquaculture, health- and bio-sciences, and transportation and infrastructure.

1,990,763

Treasury Board Secretariat

Placing Evidence at the Centre of Program Evaluation and Design

Funding will be used to identify best practices in business innovation programming and ensure that federal funding is targeting high-potential firms. Performance evaluation data will focus on firm-level results, such as revenue growth, productivity performance and export intensity.

Funding will be used to establish a central performance evaluation team. This team will analyze performance data, develop new performance measures, and help inform future program design and delivery.

1,016,192

Treasury Board Secretariat

Horizontal Skills Review

Funding will support a horizontal review of skill development programs receiving funding from the federal government. The review will assess the coherence of the federal skills development framework, and the degree to which programming supports an inclusive workforce that can adapt to current and future labour market demands.

634,940

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