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Report on Plans and Priorities - Supplementary Information Tables

Details of Transfer Payment Programs


Disclosure of Transfer Payment Programs under $5 million

Name of TPPMain ObjectiveEnd Date of TPP, if applicableType of TP (G, C, RC (repayable contribution), OTP)Forecast Spending for 2013–14Fiscal Year of Last Completed EvaluationGeneral Targeted Recipient Group
Assessed contribution for Canada's share of the Commission of Environmental Cooperation (CEC) budgetTo enable Canada's obligation to cost-share the core and projected expenses of the CEC.N/AC$3,230,0002012–2013The Commission for Environmental Cooperation
Contributions for the Science Horizons Youth Internship and the International Environmental Youth Corp ProgramsTo develop opportunities for young scientists and science graduates through mentorship and coaching and provide them with hands-on experience matching them with scientists and programs managers.March 31, 2014C$3,069,0002007–2008Businesses, not-for-profit organizations and municipal governments
Contributions for Inuit activities related to the implementation of Inuit Impact and Benefit AgreementTo carry out Inuit activities related to the implementation of the Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement for National Wildlife Areas and Migratory Bird Sanctuaries in the Nunavut Settlement Area.March 31, 2014C$935,000N/ANunavut Tunngavik Inc. is the initial recipient and directs funding to the eligible recipients, which include Nunavut Tunngavik, a Regional Inuit organization, the Nunavut Social Development Council, and the Inuit Heritage Trust
Grants and contributions under the Montreal ProtocolUnder the rules of the Montreal Protocol, Canada has the option of directing up to 20% of its annual contribution to the Multilateral Fund for
the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol (MFMP) towards support for bilateral or regional projects in developing countries which helps them reduce their consumption or production of ozone-depleting substances (ODS).
To be determinedG$2,000,0002012–2013Developing country governments, universities, training institutes that have signed the Montreal Protocol and third party delivery agents
EcoAction 200 – Community Funding ServiceEnable community-based groups to achieve environmental results related to departmental priorities and thereby reduce risks to human health and the environment.N/AC$4,525,0002009–2010Non-profit and non-governmental groups, service clubs, associations, Aboriginal organizations
Contributions to support Substances and Waste ManagementTo encourage and support individuals and organizations engaged in activities to reduce threats to Canadians and impacts on the environment posed by harmful substances and waste.N/AC$1,751,3642011–2012Canadian or international not-for-profit organizations, Aboriginal organizations, other levels of government
Contributions to Support Water ResourcesTo encourage and support individuals and organizations engaged in activities to minimize threats to, and maintain the sustainability of, Canada's water resources and aquatic ecosystems.N/AC$1,105,5952011-2012Canadian or international not-for-profit, Aboriginal organizations, individuals, for-profit organizations and other levels of government
Grant to support Weather and Environmental ServicesThe purpose of this grant is to support research and the development of highly qualified experts in the scientific areas related to Environment Canada's mandate, such as atmospheric study and climate change.N/AG$44,0002010–2011Canadian and foreign researchers and students, domestic universities, domestic or international not-for-profit organizations and associations, and other levels of government
Assessed contribution to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and DevelopmentCanada is a signatory to this Convention and is thus bound by the requirements of the International Convention, including the obligation to pay the assessed contribution.N/AC$100,000N/AConvention on the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Environment Directorate
Assessed contribution to the World Meteorological OrganizationCanada has been a member of the WMO since 1950 as one of the initial signatories to the Convention. The annual assessed contribution is based on the UN Scale as agreed every three years by the U.N. general Assembly and adapted, as is normal practice, to accommodate the varying membership of U.N. organizations.N/AC$2,167,785N/AWorld Meteorological Organization
Assessed contribution to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)Canada is a signatory to this Convention and is thus bound by the requirements of the International Convention, including the obligation to pay the assessed contribution.N/AC$190,0002006–2007Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species Secretariat (CITES)
Assessed contribution to the Convention on Wetlands of International ImportanceCanada has been a Contracting Party to the Ramsar Convention since 1981.

Annual membership dues are an obligation of the Parties based on terms agreed to at the Convention of the Parties.
N/AC$198,220N/ARAMSAR Convention Secretariat

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Contributions in Support of Biodiversity – Wildlife and Habitat

Start date: June 10, 2010

End date: Ongoing – Evaluation to be completed by March 31, 2015

Fiscal Year for Ts and Cs: 2010–2011

Strategic Outcome: Canada's natural environment is conserved and restored for present and future generations.

Program: 1.1 Biodiversity – Wildlife and Habitat

Description: Contributions in support of Biodiversity – Wildlife and Habitat encourage and support individuals and organizations engaged in activities to maintain or restore wildlife populations, in particular migratory birds and species at risk, to target levels.

Expected results: Projects funded under these terms and conditions will contribute, together with other departmental activities and the actions of others, to the following key expected results:

Applicable to all Sub-Programs:
Expected ResultPerformance Indicator
a) Individuals and organizations are increasingly engaged in priority activities related to the conservation of wildlife, in particular migratory birds and species at risk.Total time invested by individuals in funded projects (person-years).
b) Aboriginal participation in wildlife and habitat conservation is increased.Number of Aboriginal organizations participating in funded projects related to migratory birds, species at risk or their habitats.
c) New knowledge and data produced by collaborating organizations contribute to the conservation of migratory birds, species at risk and their habitat.Proportion of species for which primary data to establish population status and trends are provided through funded projects.
d) Priority habitats for migratory birds and species at risk are conserved by partners through stewardship and protection.Land area conserved through funded projects.
e) Factors limiting priority species at risk and migratory bird populations are reduced by partners.Proportion of threats addressed through funded projects.
f) Collaboration within Canadian and international research and policy communities related to Environment Canada's biodiversity priorities is increased.Number of formal collaborations regarding transnational conservation issues undertaken or maintained as a direct result of funded projects.
g) There is compliance with the requirements of the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards.Canada and Competent Authorities (provinces and territories) remain compliant with the requirements of the Agreement.

Projects that have different expected results but that support the objectives of these terms and conditions may be undertaken. Evaluation and performance measurement of such projects, which tend to be unique and non-recurring, will focus on the specific expected results identified in individual funding agreements.

 ($ millions)
 Forecast Spending
2012–2013
Planned Spending
2013–2014
Planned Spending
2014–2015
Planned Spending
2015–2016
Total Grants$0$0$0$0
Total Contributions$14.4$13.0$13.0$12.8
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments$0$0$0$0
Total Transfer Payments$14.4$13.0$13.0$12.8

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2012–2013 (Species at Risk Program and Biodiversity Policy and Priorities)

Decision Following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending or N/A): Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: Evaluation for other specific programs will be completed by 2014–2015.

General Targeted Recipient Group: Domestic or international not-for-profit organizations; domestic or international Aboriginal organizations; research, academic and educational institutions; Canadian or foreign individuals; domestic or international for-profit organizations; and other levels of government.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: Environment Canada engages applicants and recipients under this program in two ways: applicants through applications related to specific program elements; and recipients through single or named recipients identified on the basis of their unique ability to address targeted program results. The Department employs one or a combination of the following initiatives to provide access to the program in a clear, understandable and useable manner: publicity in news media, information provided on the departmental website, letter-writing activities, and meetings with targeted recipient communities. Administrative requirements have been tailored to evaluated risk levels, and efficiency is being addressed through simplified agreement templates.

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Habitat Stewardship Program (HSP) for Species at Risk

Start date: August 20, 2000

End date: Program is ongoing.

Fiscal Year for Ts and Cs: 2009–2010

Strategic Outcome: Canada's natural environment is conserved and restored for present and future generations.

Program: 1.1 Biodiversity – Wildlife and Habitat

Description: The purpose of the HSP is to contribute to the recovery of endangered, threatened and other species of concern, and to prevent other species from becoming a conservation concern, by engaging Canadians in conservation actions to benefit wildlife. The HSP fosters partnerships among organizations interested in the recovery of species at risk. It provides funding for on-the-ground activities that conserve or restore habitats for species at risk and other practical actions for the recovery of such species. The HSP enables non-governmental organizations, landowners, the private sector, Aboriginal organizations, educational institutions, community groups and other levels of government to plan, manage and complete projects that will achieve the program goal.

Expected results: Important habitat is secured, protected, improved and/or restored to enhance the recovery of species at risk. Specifically, in 2013–2014, it is expected that 30,000 ha and 300 km of shoreline of total land area will be improved or restored to benefit wildlife; 5,000 ha will be legally secured; 20,000 ha will be newly protected through voluntary conservation agreements; and 150,000 ha will be protected through renewed voluntary conservation agreements, in order to enhance the recovery of species at risk.

 ($ millions)
 Forecast Spending
2012–2013
Planned Spending
2013–2014
Planned Spending
2014–2015
Planned Spending
2015–2016
Total Grants$0$0$0$0
Total Contributions$11.8$11.8$11.8$7.8
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments$0$0$0$0
Total Transfer Payments$11.8$11.8$11.8$7.8

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2009–2010

Decision Following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending or N/A): Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014–2015

General Targeted Recipient Group:

  • Aboriginal organizations / First Nations councils
  • Educational or research institutions (universities, museums, zoos/aquariums)
  • Government agencies or Crown corporations (provincial/territorial/municipal)
  • Environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs)
  • Private-sector organizations (corporations/associations/utilities)
  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or non-profit organizations

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

  • Annually, the Department, in collaboration with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Parks Canada, issues a call for proposals.

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Contributions to Support Sustainable Ecosystems

Start date: June 10, 2010

End date: Ongoing – Evaluation to be completed by March 31, 2015

Fiscal Year for Ts and Cs: 2010–2011

Strategic Outcome: Canada's natural environment is conserved and restored for present and future generations.

Program: 1.3 Sustainable Ecosystems

Description: Contributions under Sustainable Ecosystems encourage and support individuals and organizations engaged in activities to manage ecosystem resources in a manner consistent with ecosystem sustainability.

Expected results: The purpose and overall objective of contributions made under these terms and conditions is to enhance or maintain the sustainability of ecosystems in Canada, through collaboration with other levels of government (provinces and territories as well as regional, municipal and local governments), Aboriginal peoples and other stakeholders (such as non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, industry and businesses).

Projects funded under these terms and conditions will contribute, together with other departmental activities and the actions of others, to the following key expected results:

Applicable to the Ecosystems Initiatives Sub-Program:
Expected ResultPerformance Indicator
Governments, citizens and stakeholders are engaged in the development and implementation of ecosystem-based management plans as well as in ecosystem governance processes.

Percentage of planning units that have a functioning multi-stakeholder governance structure.

Percentage of planning units with a functioning multi-stakeholder governance structure where the governance structure includes all interests relevant to the identified environmental issues.

Percentage of planning units that have an ecosystem-based management plan that has been approved by the relevant multi-stakeholder governance structure.

Percentage of total costs of ecosystem initiatives multi-stakeholder governance structures that is contributed by Environment Canada.

Environmental remediation, protection and conservation projects required to meet the goals and objectives identified in ecosystem-based management plans or to achieve ecosystem objectives are implemented.

Percentage of environmental issues identified in approved ecosystem-based management plans or by ecosystem governance processes that are addressed by funded projects.

Percentage of total estimated costs of all management actions identified in approved ecosystem-based management plans represented by funded projects.

Percentage of actions identified in approved ecosystem-based management plans or ecosystem governance processes that have been completed.

Percentage of the total value of funded projects contributed by Environment Canada.

Individuals and organizations participate in activities contributing to the achievement of goals and objectives identified in ecosystem-based management plans or to the achievement of ecosystem objectives.

Number of individual participants in projects or activities undertaken in support of approved ecosystem-based management plans or under the auspices of an ecosystem-based multi-stakeholder governance structure.

Number of organizational participants in projects or activities undertaken in support of approved ecosystem-based management plans or under the auspices of an ecosystem-based multi-stakeholder governance structure.


Applicable to all Sub-Programs:
Expected ResultPerformance Indicator
New knowledge and data produced by collaborating organizations contribute to the management and sustainability of Canadian ecosystems.Percentage of research priorities (by program) implemented in whole or in part by funded projects.


 ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2012–2013
Planned Spending
2013–2014
Planned Spending
2014–2015
Planned Spending
2015–2016
Total Grants$0$0$0$0
Total Contributions$8.3$11.7$14.7$10.1
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments$0$0$0$0
Total Transfer Payments$8.3$11.7$14.7$10.1

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2010–2011

Decision Following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending or N/A): Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014–2015

General Targeted Recipient Group: Domestic or international not-for-profit organizations; domestic or international Aboriginal organizations; research, academic and educational institutions; Canadian or foreign individuals; domestic or international for-profit organizations; and other levels of government.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: Environment Canada engages applicants and recipients under this program in two ways: applicants through applications related to specific program elements, and recipients through single or named recipients identified on the basis of their unique ability to address targeted program results. The Department employs one or a combination of the following initiatives to provide access to the program in a clear, understandable and accessible manner: publicity in news media, information provided on the departmental website, letter-writing activities, and meetings with targeted recipient communities. Administrative requirements have been tailored to evaluated risk levels, and efficiency is being addressed through simplified agreement templates.

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Contributions to Support Weather and Environmental Services

Start date: June 10, 2010

End date: Ongoing – Evaluation to be completed by March 31, 2015

Fiscal Year for Ts and Cs: 2010–11

Strategic Outcome: Canadians are equipped to make informed decisions on changing weather, water and climate conditions.

Program: 2.1 Weather and Environmental Services for Canadians

Description: Contributions in support of Weather and Environmental Services for Canadians are proposed in order to encourage and support individuals and organizations engaged in activities to enable Canadians to access, understand and use information on changing weather, water, climate and air quality conditions.

Expected results: Projects funded will contribute to the following key expected results:

  • New knowledge and data produced by collaborating organizations contribute to improved accuracy and/or quality of weather, climate and air quality information available to Canadians.
  • There is increased awareness and use of meteorological information, products and services by the Canadian public and/or by specific target audiences.
  • The Canadian meteorological community has increased access to learning materials and opportunities.
  • Collaboration within the meteorological community in Canada and internationally is maintained or increased.
  • Canada's interests and priorities with respect to atmospheric and oceanographic science are addressed by international institutions.
  • There is access to foreign meteorological observations and other related products and data.
 ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2012–2013
Planned Spending
2013–2014
Planned Spending
2014–2015
Planned Spending
2015–2016
Total Grants$0$0$0$0
Total Contributions$14.9$2.2$2.2$2.2
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments$0$0$0$0
Total Transfer Payments$14.9$2.2$2.2$2.2

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: N/A

Decision Following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending or N/A): Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014–2015

General Targeted Recipient Group: Canadian or international not-for-profit organizations, Aboriginal organizations, individuals, for-profit organizations and other levels of government.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: Environment Canada has been working closely with stakeholders involved in weather and environmental services for many years, and relationships with the recipients are well established. Environment Canada engages applicants and recipients under this program for two reasons: the applications are related to specific program elements; or single or named recipients are identified for their unique ability to achieve targeted program results.

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Contributions to Support Climate Change and Clean Air

Start date: June 10, 2010

End date: Ongoing – Evaluation to be completed by March 31, 2015

Fiscal Year for Ts and Cs: 2010–2011

Strategic Outcome: Threats to Canadians and their environment from pollution are minimized.

Program: 3.2 Climate Change and Clean Air

Description: The purpose and overall objective of contributions made under these terms and conditions are to encourage and support international organizations and foreign states engaged in activities that advance international action, improve Canadian air quality, reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and promote change towards sustainable environmental development and policies.

Expected results: Projects funded under these terms and conditions will contribute, together with other departmental activities and the actions of others, to the following key expected results:

Applicable to all Sub-Programs:
Expected ResultPerformance Indicator
a) New knowledge and data produced by collaborating organizations contribute to improved air quality and/or reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

A national baseline of ambient and emission levels of targeted pollutants developed with sufficient scope and accuracy to enable the assessment of the effectiveness of the industrial strategy on air pollutant emissions.

Use of information developed through contribution agreements in determining air pollutant reduction targets.

Use of information developed through contribution agreements to enhance the understanding of the significance of a changing climate on air quality.

Percentage of research priorities (by program) implemented in whole or in part by funded projects.

Percentage of funded projects (by program) whose findings have been applied to Environment Canada research, operational models, policies, regulations or activities.

b) Verification of environmental claims of Canadian technologies is carried out.Annual number of verification certificates issued under the Canadian Environmental Technology Verification Program.
c) Mentoring services are available to small and medium-sized enterprises producing environmental technologies.Annual number of clients served by Canadian Environmental Technology Advancement Centres.
d) International organizations that promote the reduction of emissions of air pollutants and/or greenhouse gases are engaged.Number of international partnerships or institutions related to the reduction of emissions of air pollutants and/or greenhouse gases in which the Government of Canada participates.
e) Partners, in particular the Canadian private sector, are engaged in projects that advance the role of clean technology in addressing emissions of air pollutants and/or greenhouse gases.

Number and total value of projects in which Canada or Canadian private-sector firms participate.

Percentage of total project value provided by Canadian private-sector firms.

Number of individual Canadian firms participating.

f) Canada's environmental interests and priorities are addressed by international institutions.Percentage of Canadian interventions and/or negotiating positions that are adopted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council and/or incorporated into the UNEP biennial Program of Work and Budget.
g) New information and analysis support the development of policy on sustainable development and the effective governance of environmental issues in Canada and internationally.Number of research publications on sustainable development policy or environmental governance (peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed) produced by non-governmental organizations in Canada.
h) The public has increased access to information and research findings pertaining to sustainable development and environmental governance.Number of reports and other policy documents available to the public without charge through funded non-governmental organization websites.


 ($ millions)
 Forecast Spending
2012–2013
Planned Spending
2013–2014
Planned Spending
2014–2015
Planned Spending
2015–2016
Total Grants$0$0$0$0
Total Contributions$39.9$9.3$8.1$8.1
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments$0$0$0$0
Total Transfer Payments$39.9$9.3$8.1$8.1

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2012–2013 (Transportation Sector Emissions)

Decision Following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending or N/A): Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: Evaluation for other specific programs will be completed by 2014–2015.

General Targeted Recipient Group: Domestic or international not-for-profit organizations; domestic or international Aboriginal organizations; research, academic and educational institutions; Canadian or foreign individuals; domestic or international for-profit organizations; and other levels of government.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: Environment Canada engages applicants and recipients under this program in two ways: applicants through applications related to specific program elements, and recipients through single or named recipients identified on the basis of their unique ability to address targeted program results. The Department employs one or a combination of the following initiatives to provide access to the Program in a clear, understandable and accessible manner: publicity in news media, information provided on the departmental website, letter-writing activities, and meetings with targeted recipient communities. Administrative requirements have been tailored to evaluated risk levels, and efficiency is being addressed through simplified agreement templates.

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Grant to Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) for the Next Generation Biofuels Fund (NGBF)

Start date: July 30, 2007

End date: September 30, 2027 (the last appropriation by Parliament will be in fiscal year 2014–2015, with the last disbursement by SDTC by March 31, 2017)

Fiscal Year for Ts and Cs: 2007–2008

Strategic Outcome: Threats to Canadians and their environment from pollution are minimized.

Program: 3.2 Climate Change and Clean Air

Description: The $500 million NGBF is one of two funds managed by SDTC. It supports the establishment of first-of-kind large demonstration-scale facilities for production of next-generation renewable fuels. As sponsoring departments for the federal government, Environment Canada and Natural Resources Canada provide federal oversight to SDTC to ensure that it complies with the two funding agreements and the founding legislation. Under the NGBF, SDTC provides grants with conditional repayment terms to eligible recipients for the establishment of facilities that involve both non-conventional technologies and non-traditional feedstocks, and that are built in Canada using representative Canadian feedstock. Selection is based on the technology's (rather than the plant's) potential for environmental and other benefits (social or economic).

Of the $500 million in total funding, $200 million is statutory, with the remaining $300 million being appropriated funding that is spread over 7 fiscal years, beginning in 2008–2009 and ending in 2014–2015. The funding is equally divided between Environment Canada and Natural Resources Canada.

Expected results: SDTC has released its Corporate Plan that provides the expected results and actions for 2013. An internal evaluation of SDTC has been delivered by a third party, which concluded that SDTC has established a rigorous due-diligence process and is actively engaging with existing and potential industry clients.

 ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2012–2013
Planned Spending
2013–2014
Planned Spending
2014–2015
Planned Spending
2015–2016
Total Statutory Funds$0$0$79.3$0
Total Grants
(NGBF)1
$62.5$50.0$25.0$0
Total Transfer Payments$62.5$50.0$104.3$0

1Some funds have already flowed to SDTC's NGBF in prior years; therefore, please also see "Up-Front Multi-Year Funding for SDTC" table.

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation:. The first of three interim evaluations that SDTC is required to conduct according to the NGBF funding agreement was officially completed by Robinson Research and was submitted to EC and NRCan on November 30, 2012. The interim evaluation concluded that SDTC has established a rigorous due-diligence process and is actively engaging with existing and potential industry clients.

Decision Following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending or N/A): N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2016–2017

General Targeted Recipient Group: For-profit corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships or business trusts, with legal capacity in Canada and with access to expertise in next-generation renewable fuels production pathways.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: This is responsibility of the Sustainable Development Technology Canada Foundation.

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