Report on Plans and Priorities 2016-2017 - Supplementary Information Tables

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The supplementary information tables listed in the 2016–2017 Report on Plans and Priorities can be found on the Global Affairs Canada website.

Table of Contents

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

1. Overview of the Federal Government's Approach to Sustainable Development

The Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) 2013–16 guides the Government of Canada’s sustainable development activities, as required by the Federal Sustainable Development Act. In keeping with the objectives of the Act to make environmental decision making more transparent and accountable to Parliament, Global Affairs Canada supports the implementation of the FSDS through the activities listed in this supplementary information table.

Global Affairs Canada’s sustainable development strategy presents the planned contributions and expected results for Theme I – Addressing Climate Change and Air Quality, and Theme IV - Shrinking the Environmental Footprint – Beginning with Government.

2. Themes I to III: Department and Agency-Led Targets

FSDS Goal 1 - Climate Change: In order to mitigate the effects of climate change, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emission levels and adapt to unavoidable impacts.

FSDS Performance Indicator: Expected impact of actions to meet the reduction target

FSDS Target 1.1: Climate Change Mitigation - Relative to 2005 emission levels, reduce Canada's total GHG emissions 17% by 2020.

3. Themes I to III: Implementation Strategies

Link to Global Affairs Canada Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.2 - Summitry and Multilateral Diplomacy and Advocacy.

Implementation strategy: In support of Environment and Climate Change Canada, which is the department responsible for climate change negotiations for Canada, Global Affairs Canada will provide legal services and advice for the international negotiation meetings in which Canada participates, including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties. Global Affairs Canada will also coordinate financial obligations related to climate change.

Global Affairs Canada will support Canada's participation in multilateral forums outside of the UNFCCC and ensure that Canada's international climate change objectives are advanced in international meetings, including those addressing short-lived climate pollutants (e.g. Climate and Clean Air Coalition, Global Methane Initiative, Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture, Major Economies Forum, Arctic Council, International Maritime Organization, International Civil Aviation Organization).

Performance indicator: Degree to which, on a scale of 1 to 5, selected foreign representatives and decision makers were engaged.

Planned contributions for 2016-2017: Global Affairs Canada will continue to:

Expected result: Summit and multilateral decision makers are aware of Canada's international policies and priorities.

4. Theme IV: Targets and Implementation Strategies

Goal 7: Waste and Asset Management

Target 7.2: Green Procurement

As of April 1, 2014, the Government of Canada will continue to take action to embed environmental considerations into public procurement, in accordance with the federal Policy on Green Procurement.

Performance Measurement

Expected result: Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services.

Departmental green procurement target #1: By March 31, 2017, 95% of copy-paper purchases contain a minimum of 30% recycled content or equivalent certification.

Departmental green procurement target #2: By March 31, 2017, 60% of purchases of chairs, desks, cabinets, shelving and panels will be environmentally preferred models.

Departmental green procurement target #3: By March 31, 2017, 60% of purchases of copy paper, envelopes, notebooks, file folders, binders, writing instruments, toner cartridges and batteries will have environmental features.

Target 7.3: Sustainable Workplace Operations

As of April 1, 2015, the Government of Canada will update and adopt policies and practices to improve the sustainability of its workplace operations.

Performance Measurement

Expected result: Departmental workplace operations have a reduced environmental impact.

5. Additional Departmental Sustainable Development Activities and Initiatives

N/A

6. Sustainable Development Management System

Global Affairs Canada ensures that its decision-making process includes consideration of the FSDS goals and targets through the application of the Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals (Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) process) and environmental reviews under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012. The results of Detailed Analysis level SEAs are made public when respective initiatives are announced, demonstrating that environmental factors were integrated into the decision-making process.

For additional details on Global Affairs Canada’s activities in support of sustainable development, see Section II of this RPP and the department’s Sustainable Development website. For further details, please see the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy.

7. Strategic Environmental Assessment

The environmental assessment of policy, plan and program proposals, also known as strategic environmental assessment (SEA), is a tool to help decision makers consider sustainable development. SEAs provide a systematic approach for identifying important potential environmental effects (positive or negative) early in the planning process, before they occur.

The department has put in place internal processes to ensure that all its Cabinet and Treasury Board submissions and internal development proposals are subject to the application of the Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals. The results of Detailed Analysis level SEAs are made public when initiatives are announced, demonstrating that the environmental effects, including any impacts on achieving the FSDS goals and targets, have been appropriately considered during proposal development and decision making.

Environmental assessments of trade negotiations are an important decision-making tool for promoting sustainable development. These assessments contribute to more open decision making within the federal government by engaging representatives from other levels of government, the public, the private sector and non-governmental organizations in this process. They also improve overall policy coherence at the national level by assisting decision makers to understand the environmental implications of trade policy.

For more information, please see the department’s Sustainable Development and Environmental Assessment of Trade Negotiations webpages.

Details on Transfer Payment Programs above $5 million

Anti-Crime Capacity Building Program

Name of transfer payment program: Anti-Crime Capacity Building Program (ACCBP) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

Start date: December 9, 2009

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Grants and contributions

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2011-2012 (amended); 2015-2016 (amendment)

Strategic Outcome: International Assistance and Poverty Alleviation - Poverty is reduced, and security and democracy are increased for those living in countries where Canada engages.

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 3.1.1 International Security and Threat Reduction

Description: The ACCBP provides assistance to enhance the capacity of key beneficiary states, government entities and international organizations to prevent and respond to threats posed by international criminal activity, with a global mandate and a focus on the Americas.

Expected results:

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2015-2016 (Pending approval)

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: TBD: Finalization of this information was pending at time of publication.

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations, non-profit, for-profit, participating Canadian federal government departments and agencies, and other levels of government, as established under the approved terms and conditions of the ACCBP.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: The ACCBP invites its partners and other interested parties to complete and submit Concept Notes for prospective projects within its individual programs. Applicants include other federal government departments, departmental corporations, agencies, Crown corporations, non-government organizations and international organizations. The ACCBP works directly with recipient nations and their state agencies to determine how best to support their security efforts.

Table 1: Anti-Crime Capacity Building Program (ACCBP)
Type of transfer paymentForecast Spending
2015- 16 ($)
Planned Spending ($)
2016-172017-182018-19
Total grants9,250,0009,500,0009,500,0007,250,000
Total contributions7,092,6257,092,6257,092,6255,601,782
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program16,342,62516,592,62516,592,62512,851,782

Canada Fund for Local Initiatives

Name of transfer payment program: Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

Start date: April 1, 2012

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2011-2012

Strategic Outcome: Canada’s International Agenda - The international agenda is shaped to advance Canadian security, prosperity, interests and values.

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.1: Bilateral and Regional Diplomacy and Advocacy

Description: The CFLI is a contribution program that aligns with Canada’s priorities for international assistance, particularly advancing democracy and ensuring security and stability. The program is delivered through Canada’s missions abroad in countries that are eligible for official development assistance. The program is intended to assist in the advocacy of Canada’s values and interests and the strengthening of Canada’s bilateral relations with the governments and civil societies of foreign countries. Through contribution agreements, the CFLI provides monetary assistance to cover all or a portion of the cost of projects that are generally between $25,000 and $50,000 and conceived and designed by local authorities, institutions or organizations. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results:

Local stakeholders are aware of Canadian values and have enhanced capacities to support democracy, security and stability, and improved local participation in crisis response efforts, as measured by:

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2015-2016 (Pending approval)

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: TBD: Finalization of this information was pending at time of publication.

General targeted recipient groups:

Within the context of countries eligible for official development assistance, eligible recipients include:

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Missions engage in various forms of outreach to encourage applications for CFLI project proposals, including through mission websites and social media. Missions further engage with recipients through monitoring, site visits and end-of-year project reporting.

Table 2: Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI)
Type of transfer paymentForecast Spending
2015-16 ($)
Planned Spending ($)
2016-172017-182018-19
Total grants0000
Total contributions14,700,00034,100,00034,100,00034,100,000
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total transfer payments14,700,00034,100,00034,100,00034,100,000

Canadian International Innovation Program (formerly International Science and Technology Partnership Program [ISTPP])

Name of transfer payment program: Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP)
(program funding approved by vote in Parliament)

Start date: October 3, 2005

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2014-2015

Strategic Outcome: International Commercial and Consular Services for Canadians – Canadians are satisfied with commercial and consular services.

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture (Program): 2.1: International Commerce

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 2.1.3: International Innovation, Science and Technology

Description: CIIP is a contribution program that supports Canadian companies in the development of technologies with potential for commercialization in collaboration with international partners in Brazil, China, India, Israel and South Korea. Support is provided to Canadian companies through Partnership Development Activities (PDAs), which facilitate the identification of specific partners in the CIIP targeted countries for industrial research and development (R & D) cooperation and by funding collaborative R & D projects between Canadian companies and partner organizations from CIIP targeted countries.

Expected results:

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2014-2015

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Amendment

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: 2019-2020

General targeted recipient groups: Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises are the priority eligible recipients for CIIP. Occasional exceptions will be made to include larger companies if a unique benefit to Canada is identified.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients:

Table 3: Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP)
Type of transfer paymentForecast Spending
2015-16 ($)
Planned Spending ($)
2016-172017-182018-19
Total grants0000
Total contributions1,500,0005,852,5005,852,5004,620,000
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program1,500,0005,852,5005,852,5004,620,000

Commonwealth Secretariat

Name of transfer payment program: Commonwealth Secretariat (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

Start date: September 28, 1965

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2006-2007

Strategic Outcome: Canada’s International Agenda - The international agenda is shaped to advance Canadian security, prosperity, interests and values.

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations.

Description: Canada’s assessed contribution to the regular budget of the Commonwealth is a legally binding obligation of membership. The purpose of Canada’s membership is to further the Government of Canada’s foreign policy goals related to international peace, security and development and, to this end, to enhance relationships among the 53 Commonwealth member countries. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results:

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation: N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Canadian government engagement at the corporate level with the Commonwealth Secretariat is ensured by its role on the Executive Committee and its seat on the Board of Governors. These governance bodies are platforms from which to advance Canadian priorities in foreign policy and development. The High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom represents Canada on these bodies. The High Commission is supported by Headquarters to develop and promote Canadian positions in this forum.

Table 4: Commonwealth Secretariat
Type of transfer paymentForecast Spending
2015-16 ($)
Planned Spending ($)
2016-172017-182018-19
Total grants0000
Total contributions6,839,1716,971,3616,971,3616,971,361
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program6,839,1716,971,3616,971,3616,971,361

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization

Name of transfer payment program: Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

Start date: February 1998

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: December 2011 – extended indefinitely by the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Strategic Outcome: Canada’s International Agenda - The international agenda is shaped to advance Canadian security, prosperity, interests and values.

International Assistance and Poverty Alleviation - Poverty is reduced, and security and democracy are increased for those living in countries where Canada engages.

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations, 3.1.1 International Security and Threat Reduction

Description: To pay Canada’s assessed contribution to the CTBTO, which is responsible for implementing the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.

Expected results:

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation: N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: The CTBTO’s internal and external oversight bodies provide functions such as internal audit, program monitoring, program evaluation, inspections, consulting and investigations. The CTBTO’s current external auditor is France’s Cour des comptes. Canada's representatives to the CTBTO have access to any audit and financial reports produced by the oversight bodies and presented to the Preparatory Commission. Global Affairs Canada officials are able to review these reports and advocate Canadian issues as required.

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: N/A

Table 5: Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)
Type of transfer paymentForecast Spending
2015-16 ($)
Planned Spending ($)
2016-172017-182018-19
Total grants0000
Total contributions4,597,8075,082,2525,082,2525,082,252
Total other types of payments0000
Total program4,597,8075,082,2525,082,2525,082,252

Counter-Terrorism Capacity Building Program

Name of transfer payment program: Counter-Terrorism Capacity Building Program (CTCBP) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

Start date: September 2005

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Grants and contributions

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2011-2012 (amended); 2015-2016 (amendment)

Strategic Outcome: International Assistance and Poverty Alleviation - Poverty is reduced, and security and democracy are increased for those living in countries where Canada engages.

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 3.1.1 International Security and Threat Reduction

Description: The CTCBP provides training, equipment, infrastructure and technical assistance to enhance the capacity of key beneficiary states, government entities and international organizations to prevent and respond to threats posed by terrorist activity.

Expected results:

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2015-2016 (Pending approval)

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: TBD: Finalization of this information was pending at time of publication.

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations, non-profit, for-profit, participating Canadian federal government departments and agencies and other levels of government, as established under the approved terms and conditions of the CTCBP.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: The CTCBP invites its partners and other interested parties to complete and submit Concept Notes for prospective projects within its individual programs. Applicants include other federal government departments, departmental corporations, agencies, Crown corporations, non-governmental organizations and international organizations. The CTCBP works directly with recipient nations and their state agencies to determine how best to support their security efforts.

Table 6: Counter-Terrorism Capacity Building Program (CTCBP)
Type of transfer paymentForecast Spending
2015- 16 ($)
Planned Spending ($)
2016-172017-182018-19
Total grants9,170,0005,470,0005,470,0005,470,000
Total contributions14,250,0004,900,0004,900,0004,900,000
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program23,420,00010,370,00010,370,00010,370,000

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Name of transfer payment program: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

Start date: 1945

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2011-2012

Strategic Outcome: Canada’s International Agenda - The international agenda is shaped to advance Canadian security, prosperity, interests and values.

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Description: Canada’s annual assessed contribution to the FAO is a legally binding obligation of membership. The purpose of membership is to further the Government of Canada’s foreign policy goals related to agricultural development and to provide Canada with a voice in the international community. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results:

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation: N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: N/A

Table 7: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Type of transfer paymentForecast Spending
2015-16 ($)
Planned Spending ($)
2016-172017-182018-19
Total grants0000
Total contributions17,329,74119,605,87419,605,87419,605,874
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program17,329,74119,605,87419,605,87419,605,874

Global Markets Support Program

Name of transfer payment program: Global Markets Support Program (GMSP) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

Start date: December 11, 2008

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2015-2016 

Strategic Outcome: International Commercial and Consular Services for Canadians - Canadians are satisfied with commercial and consular services.

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 2.1.1 International Business Development through Promotion of Exports and Trade in Canada and Abroad

Description: The GMSP harmonizes previously existing programs, a five-year foreign trade zone component and a five-year exports and trade component under one umbrella mechanism:

The objective of the program is to build a stronger and more competitive Canadian capacity to compete in the global economy. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results:

Invest Canada - Community Initiatives:

Enhance the capability and effectiveness of Canadian communities to attract, retain and expand foreign direct investment (FDI) as measured by analysis of recipient performance reports and surveys.

Key Performance Measures and Indicators:

Global Opportunities for Associations:

Stimulate the engagement of Canadian industry associations, their members, and non-member firms in international markets, in order to expand commercial linkages and facilitate future successes abroad as measured by analysis of recipient performance reports and surveys.

Key Performance Measures and Indicators:

Going Global Innovation:

Increase Canadian science and technological innovation and commercialization opportunities as measured by analysis of recipient performance reports and surveys.

Key Performance Measures and Indicators:

Foreign Trade Zones Marketing Program (FTZ-MP):

Enhance Canada’s globally competitive business environment through promotion of Canada’s foreign trade zone advantage to potential foreign investors as measured by analysis of recipient performance reports and surveys.

Key Performance Measures and Indicators:

CanExport:

Provide direct financial assistance to Canadian SMEs seeking to develop new export opportunities and markets, especially in high-growth emerging markets.

Key Performance Measures and Indicators:

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2014-2015

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: 2017-2018

General targeted recipient groups:

Each component targets different groups of eligible recipients, all based in Canada:

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients:

Table 8: Global Markets Support Program (GMSP)
Type of transfer paymentForecast Spending
2015-16 ($)
Planned Spending ($)
2016-172017-182018-19
Total grants0000
Total contributions7,946,53717,955,85517,955,85517,037,363
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program7,946,53717,955,85517,955,85517,037,363

Global Partnership Program

Name of transfer payment program: Global Partnership Program (GPP)

Start date: April 1, 2013

End date: March 31, 2018

Type of transfer payment: Grants and contributions

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2013-2014 (amended)

Strategic Outcome: International Assistance and Poverty Alleviation - Poverty is reduced, and security and democracy are increased for those living in countries where Canada engages.

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 3.1.1. International Security and Threat Reduction

Description: The GPP is responsible for the implementation of Canada’s participation in the 30-partner (and growing) Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction (the Global Partnership). The GPP was renewed for an additional $367 million over five years (2013-2018) to address emerging weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferation threats globally, corresponding with the G-8’s decision to expand the Global Partnership’s geographic focus. The GPP implements cooperative WMD threat reduction projects in the following priority areas: nuclear and radiological security; biological security; support for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540; chemical weapons destruction; and countering WMD knowledge proliferation.

Expected results:

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2015-2016 (Pending approval)

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: TBD: Finalization of this information was pending at time of publication.

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations with relevant CBRN security expertise and capacities in which Canada is a member or participant; partner foreign states and entities thereof, including those states whose WMD counter-proliferation regimes are deemed to be vulnerable; all other legal entities, including individuals who meet the eligibility requirements under the GPP's approved terms and conditions; Crown corporations and government departments.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: In addition to using Global Affairs Canada's global network of missions to identify potential project initiatives, the GPP undertakes targeted outreach and assessment missions to countries identified in its interdepartmental strategic programming framework exercise. The GPP also engages with relevant multilateral institutions (e.g. International Atomic Energy Agency, World Health Organization, Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) and in international forums (e.g. Global Partnership Working Group and Nuclear Security Summit Sherpa and Sous-Sherpa meetings) to engage potential partners and exchange information on important potential recipients.

Table 9: Global Partnership Program (GPP)
Type of transfer paymentForecast Spending
2015-16 ($)
Planned Spending ($)
2016-172017-182018-19
Total grants13,610,57220,550,00020,550,0000
Total contributions34,240,00042,940,00042,940,0000
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program47,850,57263,490,00063,490,0000

Global Peace and Security Fund

Name of transfer payment program: Global Peace and Security Fund (GPSF) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

Start date: September 18, 2006

End date: March 31, 2016

Type of transfer payment: Grants and contributions

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2014-2015

Strategic Outcome: International Assistance and Poverty Alleviation - Poverty is reduced, and security and democracy are increased for those living in countries where Canada engages.

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 3.1.1: International Security and Threat Reduction

Description: The GPSF is administered by the Global Affairs Canada Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force (START). START responds to the on-going international demand for Canadian support and involvement in complex crises, including conflicts and natural disasters, and coordinates whole-of-government engagements in fragile and conflict-affected states. The GPSF funds Canada’s standing institutional capacity and provides international assistance to prevent and respond to crises in support of stabilization and reconstruction in affected states. The GPSF is also used to support START policy analysis and development, crisis analysis and planning, coordination activities and program management, as well as international election observation missions, police and civilian deployments, and related programming delivered by other federal departments and agencies. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results:

Reduced threats to Canadians, affected populations where Canada engages, and globally from instability, state fragility, international crime, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and/or chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear-related materials as measured by:

Improved prevention of, mitigation and/or response to violent conflict, fragility, instability, terrorism and transnational organized crime and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) by partner states, organizations and global networks, as measured by:

Improved legal and policy instruments and frameworks of partner states that meet international security and threat reduction standards and best practices, as measured by:

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2015-2016 (Pending approval)

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: TBD: Finalization of this information was pending at time of publication.

General targeted recipient groups:

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Applicants may submit their project proposals at any time of the year. A GPSF application template (as well as general information about and objectives of the program) are posted on the START website.

Table 10: Global Peace and Security Fund (GPSF)
Type of transfer paymentForecast Spending
2015-16 ($)
Planned Spending ($)
2016-172017-182018-19
Total grants45,000,000000
Total contributions55,000,000000
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program100,000,000000

Grants and Contributions in Aid of Academic Relations

Name of transfer payment program: Grants and Contributions in Aid of Academic Relations (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

Start date: January 1, 1989

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Grants and contributions

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2015- 2016

Strategic Outcome: International Commercial and Consular Services for Canadians – Canadians are satisfied with commercial and consular services.

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 2.1.1 International Business Development through Promotion of Exports and Trade in Canada and Abroad

Description: These grants and contributions expand international education programs to more effectively and efficiently advance departmental priorities, which include contributing to Canada’s competitiveness in the education sector and promoting democracy, the rule of law and human rights. Recipients are not required to repay grant funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results:

Raised awareness of Canada among future leaders, decision makers and the general public in foreign countries, as measured by:

Canada’s knowledge advantage is recognized worldwide and serves to strengthen Canadian interests and economic prosperity, as measured by:

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2009-2010

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: 2018-2019

General targeted recipient groups: Non-governmental organizations, post-secondary and higher learning institutions, academics, scholars and students from Canada and abroad.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Promotion of programs by missions, collaborations with non-governmental organizations, participation in education conferences and forums, website, Twitter, news items via Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds, and annual collaboration missions of international academic institutional leaders to Canada.

Table 11: Grants and Contributions in Aid of Academic Relations
Type of transfer paymentForecast Spending
2015-16 ($)
Planned Spending ($)
2016-172017-182018-19
Total grants2,470,0002,530,0002,530,0002,530,000
Total contributions5,064,2934,587,6274,587,6274,587,627
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program7,534,2937,117,6277,117,6277,117,627

Grants in Lieu of Taxes on Diplomatic, Consular and International Organizations’ Property in Canada

Name of transfer payment program: Grants in lieu of taxes on diplomatic, consular and international organizations’ property in Canada (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

Start date: January 18, 1979

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Grants

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 1978-1979

Strategic Outcome: Canada’s International Agenda – The international agenda is shaped to advance Canadian security, prosperity, interests and values.

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.1 Bilateral and Regional Diplomacy and Advocacy

Description: The Diplomatic, Consular and International Organizations’ Property Grants Order (P.C.1979-59, January 18, 1979), the Municipal Grants Act, and successor orders and acts form the statutory basis of this program. The related memorandum of understanding between Global Affairs Canada, Public Works and Government Services Canada, and the National Capital Commission, establishes responsibilities and procedures governing the provision of services related to the payment of grants in lieu of real property and frontage or area taxes with respect to diplomatic and consular property. These procedures are designed to ensure fiscal and operational accountability while promoting efficient program delivery.

Expected results:

Canada’s international commitments are met, as measured by:

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2009-2010

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: 2016-2017

General targeted recipient groups: “Taxing authorities,” as defined under the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Act

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: N/A

Table 12: Grants in Lieu of Taxes on Diplomatic, Consular and International Organizations’ Property in Canada
Type of transfer paymentForecast Spending
2015-16 ($)
Planned Spending ($)
2016-172017-182018-19
Total grants15,854,00015,854,00015,854,00015,854,000
Total contributions0000
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program15,854,00015,854,00015,854,00015,854,000

International Atomic Energy Agency

Name of transfer payment program: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

Start date: December 19, 1989

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2011-2012

Strategic Outcome: Canada’s International Agenda - The international agenda is shaped to advance Canadian security, prosperity, interests and values.

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Description: Canada’s annual assessed contribution to the IAEA is a legally binding obligation of membership. Payment is made to ensure that membership is in good standing and to maintain influence and credibility in a key international body, the aims of which Canada supports. The IAEA is the world’s centre of cooperation in the nuclear field and it works to further the safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear technology, in particular by verifying that states adhere to their commitments to use nuclear energy only for peaceful purposes. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results:

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation: N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: N/A

Table 13: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Type of transfer paymentForecast Spending
2015-16 ($)
Planned Spending ($)
2016-172017-182018-19
Total grants0000
Total contributions14,437,25816,589,97616,589,97616,589,976
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program14,437,25816,589,97616,589,97616,589,976

International Criminal Court

Name of transfer payment program: International Criminal Court (ICC) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

Start date: April 1, 2005

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2016-2017

Strategic Outcome: Canada’s International Agenda - The international agenda is shaped to advance Canadian security, prosperity, interests and values.

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Description: The ICC is the first permanent, treaty-based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community. Although the Court’s expenses are funded primarily by states parties, it also receives contributions from governments, international organizations, individuals, corporations and other entities. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results:

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation: N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Canada is an active participant in the annual Assembly of States Parties and on the Committee on Budget and Finance. Canada’s mission in The Hague is regularly in direct contact with Court officials and, together with Global Affairs Canada mission in New York, participates in working groups dealing with governance and financial issues affecting the Court.

Table 14: International Criminal Court (ICC)
Type of transfer paymentForecast Spending
2015-16 ($)
Planned Spending ($)
2016-172017-182018-19
Total grants0000
Total contributions9,187,68410,822,82710,822,82710,822,827
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program9,187,68410,822,82710,822,82710,822,827

International Development Assistance

Name of transfer payment program: International Development Assistance

Start date: 2001-2002

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Grant and contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2012-2013

Strategic Outcome: International Assistance and Poverty Alleviation - Poverty is reduced, and security and democracy are increased for those living in countries where Canada engages.

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-program): 3.1.2: Advancing Democracy, Human Rights, Freedom, and the Rule of Law; 3.2.1: Sustainable Economic Growth; 3.2.2: Children and Youth, including Maternal, Newborn and Child Health; 3.2.3: Food Security; 3.2.4: Multisector Assistance, Social Development, and Development Engagement; 3.3.1: Humanitarian Programming; 3.3.2: Partners for Humanitarian Assistance.

Description: Official development assistance (ODA) activities contribute to poverty reduction, take into account the perspectives of the poor, and are consistent with international human rights standards, as per the Official Development Assistance Accountability Act (the Act). ODA may also be provided for the purposes of alleviating the effects of a natural or man-made disaster or other emergency occurring outside Canada. Global Affairs Canada is the lead department responsible for Canada's ODA. The majority of the department’s international assistance activities meet the requirements of the Act. However, Global Affairs Canada’s transfer payment program does not preclude activities falling outside the scope of the Act. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results:

Sub-program 3.1.2: Advancing Democracy, Human Rights, Freedom, and the Rule of Law

Sub-Program 3.2.1: Sustainable Economic Growth

Sub-program 3.2.2: Children and Youth, including Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Sub-program 3.2.3: Food Security

Sub-program 3.2.4: Multisector Assistance, Social Development, and Development Engagement

Sub-program 3.3.1: Humanitarian Programming

Sub-program 3.3.2: Partners for Humanitarian Assistance

Please consult Strategic Outcome 3 in Section 2 of the 2016-17 Report on Plans and Priorities for details on international security and democratic development, international development and international humanitarian assistance programs. 

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2012-2013

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: Please see Strategic Outcome 3 in Section 2 of the 2016-2017 Report on Plans and Priorities for more details.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Please see Strategic Outcome 3 in Section 2 of the 2016-2017 Report on Plans and Priorities for more details.

Table 15: International Development Assistance
Type of transfer paymentForecast Spending
2015-16 ($)
Planned Spending ($)
2016-172017-182018-19
Grants
Bilateral Programming2,000,0009,900,0009,900,0009,900,000
Multilateral Programming1,632,415,1981,962,345,8541,925,676,0281,877,673,519
Partnership with Canadians Programming27,846,50738,900,00038,900,00138,900,001
Total grants1,662,261,7052,011,145,8541,974,476,0291,926,473,520
Contributions
Bilateral Programming823,868,539440,728,986444,383,702444,669,769
Multilateral Programming79,230,4429,051,55012,150,000122,150,000
Partnership with Canadians Programming249,261,800218,292,015218,292,015218,292,015
Total contributions1,152,360,781668,072,551674,825,717785,111,784
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program2,814,622,4862,679,218,4052,649,301,7462,711,585,304

International Financial Institutions

Name of transfer payment program: International Financial Institutions (IFIs) as per the International Development (Financial Institutions) Assistance Act

Start date: N/A

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Statutory Authority (Payments to International Financial Institutions – Direct payments)

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: N/A

Strategic Outcome: International Assistance and Poverty Alleviation - Poverty is reduced, and security and democracy are increased for those living in countries where Canada engages.

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 3.2.1 Sustainable Economic Growth; 3.2.2 Children and Youth, including Maternal, Newborn and Child Health; 3.2.3 Food Security; and 3.2.4 Multisector Assistance, Social Development, and Development Engagement.

Description: International financial institutions such as the World Bank and the regional development banks (including the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Caribbean Development Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank) provide financial services and focus on country-specific development solutions. Payments to IFIs are made in accordance with sections 3(a), 3(c) and section 12 of the International Development (Financial Institutions) Assistance Act. These include direct payment to the institutions to enable the IFIs to finance their concessional funding windows for assistance to the poorest developing countries and the purchase of shares of the institution. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results:

Increased effectiveness of Canadian development cooperation through engagement with, and investment in, multilateral and global organizations, to address humanitarian and development challenges, as measured by:

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2008-2009 (covered by "Review of the Effectiveness of CIDA's Multilateral Delivery Channel")

Evaluations for the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Asian Development Bank (AsDB) were completed and published on the Global Affairs Canada website in 2013.

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: Please consult the Global Affairs Canada Rolling Five-Year Development Evaluation Work Plan.

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: N/A

Table 16: International Financial Institutions (IFIs)
Type of transfer paymentForecast Spending
2015-16 ($)
Planned Spending ($)
2016-172017-182018-19
Total grants0000
Total contributions0000
Total other types of transfer payments292,500,000245,000,000245,000,000245,000,000
Total program292,500,000245,000,000245,000,000245,000,000

International Labour Organization

Name of transfer payment program: International Labour Organization (ILO) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

Start date: The ILO was founded in 1919, and Canada has been a member since inception.

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2011-2012

Strategic Outcome: Canada’s International Agenda - The international agenda is shaped to advance Canadian security, prosperity, interests and values.

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Description: Canada’s annual assessed contribution to the ILO, a UN specialized agency, is a legally binding obligation of membership. The purpose of membership is to further the Government of Canada’s foreign policy goals related to international labour and social policy issues and provide it with a voice in the international community. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results:

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation: N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: N/A

Table 17: International Labour Organization (ILO)
Type of transfer paymentForecast Spending
2015-16 ($)
Planned Spending ($)
2016-172017-182018-19
Total grants0000
Total contributions13,912,11916,068,29316,068,29316,068,293
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program13,912,11916,068,29316,068,29316,068,293

North Atlantic Treaty Organization Civil Administration

Name of transfer payment program: North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Civil Administration
(funding approved by vote in Parliament)

Start date: January 1, 1989

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2011-2012 (amended)

Strategic Outcome: Canada’s International Agenda - The international agenda is shaped to advance Canadian security, prosperity, interests and values.

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Description: Canada’s annual assessed contribution to NATO flows from its membership in NATO under the 1949 North Atlantic Treaty. Canada’s contribution furthers its foreign policy goals by funding the administrative budget of NATO, an international organization vital to Canadian defence and security interests. NATO was designed to promote the stability of the North Atlantic area and to safeguard the freedom and security of its people by political and military means, based on the principles of democracy, individual liberty and international law. NATO accounts are subject to annual audit by the International Board of Auditors (IBAN) for NATO. Since September 1, 2014, and through a voluntary national contribution, Canada has a representative on the IBAN for a four-year period. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results:

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation: N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: N/A

Table 18: North Atlantic Treaty Organization Civil Administration (NATO)
Type of transfer paymentForecast Spending
2015-16 ($)
Planned Spending ($)
2016-172017-182018-19
Total grants0000
Total contributions39,866,75225,577,57325,577,57325,577,573
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program39,866,75225,577,57325,577,57325,577,573

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Name of transfer payment program: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

Start date: March 20, 1975

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2011-2012 (amended)

Strategic Outcome: Canada’s International Agenda - The international agenda is shaped to advance Canadian security, prosperity, interests and values.

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Description: The mission of the OECD is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD works with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change, measures productivity and global flows of trade and investment, analyzes and compares data to predict future trends, and sets international standards on a wide range of areas, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals. The OECD’s planning, budgeting and management are all organized on a results-based system. Results are tracked by the Secretariat and are assessed for quality and impact by member countries in the Programme Implementation Report (PIR). The member country assessments in the PIR are further considered by national delegates to OECD committees and by the Secretariat with a view to improving performance in delivering results in the subsequent program of work. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results:

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation: N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: N/A

Table 19: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Type of transfer paymentForecast Spending
2015-16 ($)
Planned Spending ($)
2016-172017-182018-19
Total grants0000
Total contributions14,144,02614,807,28714,807,28714,807,287
Total other types transfer payments0000
Total program14,144,02614,807,28714,807,28714,807,287

Organisation internationale de la Francophonie

Name of transfer payment program: Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

Start date: March 9, 1972

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2011-2012

Strategic Outcome: Canada’s International Agenda - The international agenda is shaped to advance Canadian security, prosperity, interests and values.

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Description: Canada’s assessed contribution to the regular budget of the OIF is a legally binding obligation of membership. The purpose of Canada’s membership is to promote Canadian values (cultural and linguistic diversity, democracy, human rights, good governance, etc.) and interests; to further the Government of Canada’s foreign policy objectives related to international peace, security, development and prosperity; and to enhance relationships among the 80 La Francophonie member states and governments. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results:

Global Affairs Canada does not govern OIF’s performance management strategy; however, the department receives annual financial statements, annual reports from the OIF Comptroller and the external auditor and a report from the Secretary General (in French only) every two years. Canada is represented by the Minister of La Francophonie at the Conférence Ministérielle de la Francophonie, and by the Prime Minister of Canada at summits. As well, a number of administrative and financial meetings at the officer level and at the level of the Prime Minister’s Personal Representative to La Francophonie are held during the year at which such reports are presented.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation: N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: 2017-2018

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: N/A

Table 20: Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF)
Type of transfer paymentForecast Spending
2015-16 ($)
Planned Spending ($)
2016-172017-182018-19
Total grants0000
Total contributions13,742,90315,073,14615,073,15215,073,152
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total Transfer Payments13,742,90315,073,14615,073,15215,073,152

Organization of American States

Name of transfer payment program: Organization of American States (OAS) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

Start date: May 31, 1990

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2011-2012

Strategic Outcome: Canada’s International Agenda – The international agenda is shaped to advance Canadian security, prosperity, interests and values.

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Description: The OAS was established in order to achieve among its member states an order of peace and justice, to promote their solidarity, to strengthen their collaboration, and to defend their sovereignty, their territorial integrity, and their independence. The OAS is composed of 35 member states of the Americas and constitutes the main political, juridical, and social governmental forum in the hemisphere. In addition, it has granted permanent observer status to 69 states, as well as to the European Union. The OAS effectively implements its purposes using an approach based on the following four pillars: democracy, human rights, security, and development. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results:

The Terms and Conditions governing this transfer payment do not specify the performance measures and indicators. The OAS’s Office of the Inspector General and Board of External Auditors monitor the OAS’s financial, operational and administrative operations and ensure observance and compliance with policies, rules and practices established by the General Secretariat. Reports are produced and approved annually. 

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation: N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: Canada maintains a permanent mission to the OAS, headed by an ambassador and permanent representative to the OAS in Washington, D.C.

Table 21: Organization of American States (OAS)
Type of transfer paymentForecast Spending
2015-16 ($)
Planned Spending ($)
2016-172017-182018-19
Total grants0000
Total contributions10,670,44011,556,78011,556,78011,556,780
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program10,670,44011,556,78011,556,78011,556,780

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Name of transfer payment program: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) (program funding approved by vote in Parliament)

Start date: January 1, 1993

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2016-2017

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

End date: Ongoing

Strategic Outcome: Canada’s International Agenda – The international agenda is shaped to advance Canadian security, prosperity, interests and values.

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3: Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Description: Canada’s annual assessed contribution to the OSCE is an obligation arising from its membership in what has become the world’s largest regional security organization, with 57 participating states from North America, Europe, and Eurasia. Canada’s contribution furthers its foreign policy goals related to human rights, fundamental freedoms, fragile states, democratization, conflict prevention, mediation, crisis management, arms control, and post-conflict development. This is achieved by funding capacity-building programs implemented by the OSCE.

Canada’s OSCE contributions also include payments made to administer and implement two legally binding conventional arms control regimes to which Canada is state party, the Treaty on Open Skies (for which Canada is a treaty co-depository, together with Hungary) and the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, as well as the politically binding Vienna Document. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results:

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation: N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International Organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: N/A

Table 22: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
Type of transfer paymentForecast Spending
2015-16 ($)
Planned Spending ($)
2016-172017-182018-19
Total grants0000
Total contributions17,371,14719,938,87819,938,87819,938,878
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program17,371,14719,938,87819,938,87819,938,878

Projects and Development Activities Resulting from La Francophonie Summits

Name of transfer payment program: Projects and development activities resulting from La Francophonie summits (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

Start date: March 9, 1979

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2011-2012

Strategic Outcome: Canada’s International Agenda - The international agenda is shaped to advance Canadian security, prosperity, interests and values.

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Description: This program provides funding to cooperation programs and activities undertaken by the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF). It also provides financial support to the Government of New Brunswick to foster its participation in summits, ministerial conferences and other related La Francophonie activities. This program promotes Canadian interests and is consistent with Canada’s political and economic objectives for La Francophonie. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results:

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2009-2010

Decision following the results of last evaluation: Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: 2016-2017

General targeted recipient groups: Other levels of government and international organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: N/A

Table 23: Projects and Development Activities Resulting from La Francophonie Summits
Type of transfer paymentForecast Spending
2015-16 ($)
Planned Spending ($)
2016-172017-182018-19
Total grants0000
Total contributions8,300,0008,000,0008,000,0008,000,000
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program8,300,0008,000,0008,000,0008,000,000

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Name of transfer payment program: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

Start date: UNESCO was founded in 1945, and Canada has been a member since inception.

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2011-2012

Strategic Outcome: Canada’s International Agenda - The international agenda is shaped to advance Canadian security, prosperity, interests and values.

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Description: Canada’s annual assessed contribution to UNESCO is a legally binding obligation of membership. The purpose of membership is to further the Government of Canada’s foreign policy goals related to culture, science and education and provide it with a voice in the international community. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results:

UNESCO’s program and budget, which sets out the strategic objectives and expected outcomes for the organization’s work, are approved every two years by the UNESCO General Conference. For further information, visit the UNESCO website.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation: N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: N/A

Table 24: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Type of transfer paymentForecast Spending
2015-16 ($)
Planned Spending ($)
2016-172017-182018-19
Total grants0000
Total contributions12,091,66014,098,60814,098,60814,098,608
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program12,091,66014,098,60814,098,60814,098,608

United Nations Organization

Name of transfer payment program: United Nations Organization (UN) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

Start date: The UN was established in 1945, and Canada has been a member since inception.

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2011-2012

Strategic Outcome: Canada’s International Agenda - The international agenda is shaped to advance Canadian security, prosperity, interests and values.

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Description: Canada’s assessed contribution to the regular budget of the United Nations is a legally binding obligation of membership. The purpose of membership is to further the Government of Canada’s foreign policy goals related to international peace, security and development and provide it with a voice in the international community. Assessed contributions are used to finance the organization’s programs toward attainment of the UN’s objectives, as set out in its Charter. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results:

The UN’s program and budget, which set out the strategic objectives and expected outcomes for the organization’s work, are approved every two years by the UN General Assembly. For further information, please visit the website of the UN.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation: N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: N/A

Table 25: United Nations Organization (UN)
Type of transfer paymentForecast Spending
2015-16 ($)
Planned Spending ($)
2016-172017-182018-19
Total grants0000
Total contributions104,896,630126,614,400126,614,400126,614,400
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program104,896,630126,614,400126,614,400126,614,400

UN Peacekeeping Operations

Name of transfer payment program: UN Peacekeeping Operations (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

Start date: The UN was established in 1945, and Canada has been a member since inception.

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2011-2012

Strategic Outcome: Canada’s International Agenda – The international agenda is shaped to advance Canadian security, prosperity, interests and values.

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Description: United Nations peacekeeping operations help countries torn by conflict create the conditions for lasting peace. In addition to maintaining peace and security, peacekeepers are increasingly charged with assisting in political processes, reforming judicial systems, training law enforcement and police forces, disarming and reintegrating former combatants, and supporting the return of internally displaced persons and refugees. Canada’s assessed contribution to UN peacekeeping operations is a legally binding obligation of membership. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results:

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation: N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: N/A

Table 26: UN Peacekeeping Operations
Type of transfer paymentForecast Spending
2015-16 ($)
Planned Spending ($)
2016-172017-182018-19
Total grants0000
Total contributions278,521,802313,561,622313,561,622313,561,622
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program278,521,802313,561,622313,561,622313,561,622

World Health Organization

Name of transfer payment program: World Health Organization (WHO) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

Start date: WHO was founded in 1948, and Canada has been a member since inception.

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2011-2012

Strategic Outcome: Canada’s International Agenda - The international agenda is shaped to advance Canadian security, prosperity, interests and values.

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Description: Canada’s annual assessed contribution to WHO is a legally binding obligation of membership. The purpose of membership is to further the Government of Canada’s foreign policy goals related to health and provide it with a voice in the international community. For further information, please visit the WHO website. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results:

WHO’s Programme and Budget, which sets out the strategic objectives and expected outcomes for the organization’s work, is approved every two years by the World Health Assembly. For additional details on results and plans, please consult:

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation: N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: N/A

Table 27: World Health Organization (WHO)
Type of transfer paymentForecast Spending
2015-16 ($)
Planned Spending ($)
2016-172017-182018-19
Total grants0000
Total contributions15,758,11618,607,03618,607,03618,607,036
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program15,758,11618,607,03618,607,03618,607,036

World Trade Organization

Name of transfer payment program: World Trade Organization (WTO) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

Start date: January 1, 1995

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions: 2009-2010

Strategic Outcome: Canada’s International Agenda - The international agenda is shaped to advance Canadian security, prosperity, interests and values.

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Description: The WTO is a cornerstone of Canada’s trade policy, providing a common set of rules, rights and obligations for the trade policies of its 162 members and a forum for Canada to advance its trade interests on the broadest possible basis. The WTO provides Canada with the opportunity to build alliances, influence rules and secure concessions on issues where it would otherwise have little leverage. Several such issues, including agriculture subsidies and various regulatory issues (e.g. sanitary and phytosanitary measures) are more effectively addressed multilaterally. The WTO also has a robust dispute settlement system, of which Canada is a regular user. Through the ongoing work of its many committees, the WTO provides a forum for Canada to raise and resolve a range of trade irritants and market access issues. Finally, WTO is also an active forum for trade policy monitoring and surveillance.

The Doha Development Agenda (DDA), which is the name of the current round of WTO negotiations, was launched in 2001. The DDA is a comprehensive negotiation agenda covering the core areas of agriculture, market access for non-agricultural goods (NAMA) and services, as well as issues such as development, trade facilitation, intellectual property, rules (trade remedies and subsidy disciplines), trade and the environment, and dispute settlement. Canada has important commercial interests in all negotiating areas, including, most notably, in agriculture, NAMA and services.

Expected results:

Canada, as a member of the WTO, also has access to all audits, evaluations and performance reviews completed by or on behalf of the WTO.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation: N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International Organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients: To ensure that Canada's interests are represented effectively at the WTO, Canada maintains a permanent mission to the WTO in Geneva, Switzerland.

Table 28: World Trade Organization (WTO)
Type of transfer paymentForecast Spending
2015-16 ($)
Planned Spending ($)
2016-172017-182018-19
Total grants0000
Total contributions6,459,3797,460,4887,460,4887,460,488
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program6,459,3797,460,4887,460,4887,460,488

Disclosure of Transfer Payment Programs under $5 million

Annual Voluntary Contributions to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and to the Organization of American States' Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission

Name of transfer payment program: Annual Voluntary Contributions to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and to the Organization of American States' Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 3.1.1 International Security and Threat Reduction

Main objective: To manage the Annual Voluntary Contributions (AVC) to the Organization of American States' Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (OAS CICAD), and to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Under Treasury Board authorities, this totals $1.0 million to OAS -CICAD and $2.45 million to UNODC. The AVC to OAS -CICAD is entirely focused on providing institutional support to the OAS and to specific counter-narcotics projects in the Americas. The AVC to the UNODC is focused on providing institutional support to UNODC as well as specific counter-narcotics projects globally. The allotment for the AVC through Canada’s National Anti-Drug Strategy (NADS) is intended to support the international implementation of the NADS Enforcement Pillar.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $3,450,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2012-2013

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat

Name of transfer payment program: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Main objective: To pay Canada’s assessed contribution to sustain Canadian influence on economic integration and cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region (e.g. trade liberalization and facilitation, economic development, human security). Active engagement in APEC ensures that Canada maintains the necessary visibility and credibility to be a valued Asia-Pacific partner in support of Canada’s interests in the region. Canada is not a member of other Asian organizations.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $706,327

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal

Name of transfer payment program: Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Main objective: To pay Canada’s assessed contribution under the Basel Convention to protect human health and the environment against the adverse effects of hazardous wastes. The scope of application of the Convention covers a wide range of wastes defined as “hazardous wastes” based on their origin and/or composition and their characteristics, as well as two types of wastes defined as “other wastes”―household waste and incinerator ash.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $231,655

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Canada’s annual host country grant to the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Name of transfer payment program: Canada’s annual host country grant to the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Grant

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.2 Summitry and Multilateral Diplomacy and Advocacy

Main objective: To support activities related to the permanent establishment in Canada of the SCBD.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $1,188,519

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2011-2012

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Canadian International Arctic Fund (formerly called Northern Dimensions of Canada’s Foreign Policy)

Name of transfer payment program: Canadian International Arctic Fund (formerly called Northern Dimensions of Canada’s Foreign Policy) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.2 Summitry and Multilateral Diplomacy and Advocacy

Main objective: To increase the strength of the Arctic Council as the key forum for Arctic cooperation and advancing Canada’s leadership role in Arctic affairs.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $700,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2011-2012

General targeted recipient groups: Aboriginal organizations, other levels of government, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, industry associations and individuals.

Commonwealth Foundation

Name of transfer payment program: Commonwealth Foundation (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Main objective: To pay Canada’s assessed contribution to demonstrate its commitment, contribute to civil society and transparent governance and enhance its relationships with other members.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $1,401,020

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Commonwealth Youth Programme

Name of transfer payment program: Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Main objective: To pay Canada’s assessed contribution to promote and contribute to youth development in the Commonwealth and to enhance its relationships with other Commonwealth countries involved in youth issues.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $1,602,711

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Convention on Biological Diversity

Name of transfer payment program: Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Main objective: To pay Canada’s assessed contribution to the CBD in support of its three objectives: the conservation of biological diversity; the sustainable use of the components of biological diversity; and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $637,140

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Court of Arbitration - International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission

Name of transfer payment program: Court of Arbitration - International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission (IHFFC) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Main objective: To pay Canada’s assessed contribution to the IHFFC, which is mandated to assist the parties to a conflict to redress a situation where international humanitarian law may have been violated, and thus help to promote the rule of law in international relations and create conditions conducive to peace. This body accomplishes that aim by ascertaining controversial facts where there are mutual allegations and denials of violations.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $15,376

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Diplomatic Supplement Retirement Benefit (Statutory)

Name of transfer payment program: Diplomatic Supplement Retirement Benefit (Statutory)

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Grant

Type of appropriation: Payments under the Diplomatic Service (Special) Superannuation Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. D-2)

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 4.2.1: Administration of Foreign Service Directives

Main objective: To provide superannuation benefits for senior appointees of Global Affairs Canada serving outside Canada.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $125,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: Retired public officials (e.g. ambassadors, ministers, high commissioners and consuls general of Canada to other countries and such other persons of comparable status), eligible spouses or common-law partners, and survivors.

Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture

Name of transfer payment program: Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Main objective: To pay the assessed contribution for Canada’s membership in the IICA in order to participate in the Institute’s work on trade development, food safety and sustainable production, to use the IICA as a forum to promote Canadian expertise and Canadian agri-business, and to improve and build new linkages for Canada with Latin America and the Caribbean.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $4,091,903

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

International Civil Aviation Organization

Name of transfer payment program: International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Main objective: To pay Canada’s assessed contribution to ICAO, a specialized agency of the UN that works with the Convention on International Civil Aviation’s 191 member states and global aviation organizations to develop international standards and recommended practices, which states reference when developing their legally enforceable national civil aviation regulations.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $2,382,785

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

International Energy Agency

Name of transfer payment program: International Energy Agency (IEA) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Main objective: To pay Canada’s assessed contribution as a member of the IEA, the leading global authority on energy policy, market analysis and cleaner technologies. The IEA is an autonomous organization that works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 29 member countries and beyond. The IEA has four main areas of focus: energy security, economic development, environmental awareness and engagement worldwide.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $1,425,988

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

International Maritime Organization

Name of transfer payment program: International Maritime Organization (IMO) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Main objective: To pay Canada’s assessed contribution to the IMO, a specialized agency of the UN that is responsible for measures to improve the safety and security of international shipping and to prevent pollution from ships. It is also involved in legal matters, including liability and compensation issues and the facilitation of international maritime traffic.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $429,121

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

International Seabed Authority

Name of transfer payment program: International Seabed Authority (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Main objective: To pay Canada’s annual assessed contribution under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea for the operation of the International Seabed Authority.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $338,122

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

Name of transfer payment program: International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Main objective: To pay Canada’s annual assessed contribution under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea for the operation of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $565,813

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Non-proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament

Name of transfer payment program: Non-proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations, 3.1.1 International Security and Threat Reduction

Main objective: To pay Canada’s assessed contributions as a state party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, the Convention on the Prohibition or Limitation of Certain Conventional Weapons Deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects, the Convention on Cluster Munitions, the Convention on Anti-Personnel Landmines and the Seabed Arms Control Treaty.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $241,006

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Name of transfer payment program: Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Main objective: To pay Canada’s assessed contribution to the NEA of the OECD, which is responsible for maintaining and further developing the peaceful uses of nuclear energy through international cooperation.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $788,102

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

Name of transfer payment program: OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Main objective: To pay the assessed contribution for Canada’s participation in CERI to further the provincial/territorial and federal government’s development, analysis and understanding of activities, policies, and innovations in the area of education and learning.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $213,015

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

OECD Steel Committee (formerly called International Commodity Organizations)

Name of transfer payment program: OECD Steel Committee  (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

End date: Ongoing

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Main objective: To pay Canada’s assessed contribution to support the activities of the OECD Steel Committee that provides participants with a forum to exchange views on commercial and policy developments in their domestic and global steel markets. The Committee also provides participants with regular statistical and analytical reports on such developments.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $42,595

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: Canadian steel industry, Industry Canada and the Department of Finance.

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

Name of transfer payment program: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Main objective: To pay Canada’s assessed contribution under the Chemical Weapons Convention. The OPCW has 192 member states that share the collective goal of preventing chemistry from ever again being used for warfare, thereby strengthening international security. To this end, the Convention contains four key objectives: destroying all existing chemical weapons under international verification by the OPCW, monitoring chemical industry to prevent new weapons from re-emerging, providing assistance and protection to States Parties against chemical threats and fostering international cooperation to strengthen implementation of the Convention and promote the peaceful use of chemistry.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $3,253,769

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Payments under the Diplomatic Service Superannuation Act (Statutory)

Name of transfer payment program: Payments under the Diplomatic Service Superannuation Act (Statutory)

End date: Ongoing

Type of appropriation: Payments under the Diplomatic Service (Special) Superannuation Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. D-2)

Type of transfer payment: Grant

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 4.2.1: Administration of Foreign Service Directives

Main objective: To provide superannuation benefits for senior appointees of Global Affairs Canada serving outside Canada.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $125,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: Retired public officials (e.g. ambassadors, ministers, high commissioners and consuls general of Canada to other countries and such other persons of comparable status), eligible spouses or common-law partners, and survivors.

Peace Implementation Council

Name of transfer payment program: Peace Implementation Council (PIC) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

End date: Approved in 2012 until next departmental review

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Main objective: To pay Canada’s assessed contribution to support the PIC and its Steering Board, of which Canada is a member, in advising the Office of the High Representative (OHR) on political, economic and security matters. The Steering Board appoints the high representative and shares the cost of OHR operations.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $283,393

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Permanent Court of Arbitration

Name of transfer payment program: Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

End date: 2016-2017

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Main objective: To pay Canada’s assessed contribution to support the key role that the PCA plays in resolving international disputes in a peaceful manner and in the successful resolution of both public and private disputes between states. Canada’s support for the PCA is directly related to article 10(2)(j) of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Act, according to which the Minister of Foreign Affairs is required to “foster the development of international law and its application in Canada’s external relations.”

Planned spending for 2016-17: $72,436

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Permanent Secretariats of the Conférence des Ministres de la Jeunesse et des Sports de la Francophonie and Conférence des ministres de l’Éducation de la Francophonie

Name of transfer payment program: Permanent secretariats of the Conférence des ministres de la jeunesse et des sports de la Francophonie (CONFEJES) and Conférence des ministres de l’Éducation des États et gouvernements de la Francophonie (CONFEMEN) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

End date: Voluntary contributions ended on December 31, 2012. Statutory contributions continue.

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Main objective: To pay Canada’s assessed contribution to the CONFEJES, whose goal is to promote youth and sport among Francophonie member states and to the CONFEMEN, whose mandate is to promote education, and professional and technical training.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $86,698

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission

Name of transfer payment program: Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Main objective: As required by the 1964 agreement with the United States, the United States and Canada share equally in the costs of development, operation, and maintenance of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park, site of the summer home of former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The park is located on Campobello Island, New Brunswick (in the Bay of Fundy), and is a lasting symbol of the close relationship between Canada and the United States.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $2,145,719

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade

Name of transfer payment program: Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Main objective: To pay Canada’s assessed contribution under the Rotterdam Convention, which promotes shared responsibility and cooperative efforts among parties in the international trade of certain hazardous chemicals in order to protect human health and the environment from potential harm. It also contributes to the environmentally sound use of those hazardous chemicals by facilitating information exchange about their characteristics, providing for a national decision-making process on their import and export and disseminating these decisions to parties.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $131,614

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

Name of transfer payment program: Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Main objective: To pay Canada’s assessed contribution under the Stockholm Convention to protect human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $252,702

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

UN Trust Fund on Indigenous Issues

Name of transfer payment program: UN Trust Fund on Indigenous Issues (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Grant

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 3.1.2 Advancing Democracy, Human Rights, Freedom, and the Rule of Law

Main objective: To promote and support the objectives of the Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People. The UN Trust Fund gives priority to projects focusing on culture, education, health, human rights, the environment and social and economic development.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $30,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2015-2016

General targeted recipient groups: International and Indigenous organizations

UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture

Name of transfer payment program: UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Grant

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 3.1.2 Advancing Democracy, Human Rights, Freedom, and the Rule of Law

Main objective: To provide financial assistance to non-governmental organizations that deliver medical, psychological, legal and social assistance to victims of torture and their families.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $60,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: 2015-2016

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Name of transfer payment program: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Main objective: To pay Canada’s assessed contribution to the UNFCCC to help stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations at a level that would prevent dangerous human-induced interference with the climate system.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $411,710

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and its Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

Name of transfer payment program: Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and its Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Main objective: To pay Canada’s assessed contribution under the Vienna Convention, which promotes cooperation between parties by means of systematic observations; research and information exchange on the effects of human activities on the ozone layer, and adopts legislative or administrative measures against activities likely to have adverse effects on the ozone layer.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $205,958

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Wassenaar Arrangement

Name of transfer payment program: Wassenaar Arrangement (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Main objective: To pay assessed contributions demanded of all nations that are Wassenaar Arrangement participating states. This organization contributes to regional and international security and stability by promoting transparency and greater responsibility in transfers of conventional arms and dual-use goods and technology. Canada’s participation in the Wassenaar Arrangement furthers both its security and commercial trade interests.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $107,885

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

World Customs Organization

Name of transfer payment program: World Customs Organization (WCO) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Main objective: To pay Canada’s assessed contribution to the WCO, an independent intergovernmental body whose mission is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of customs administrations. As a member of the WCO, Canada has taken a key role in areas such as trade facilitation, revisions to the Harmonized System, capacity building, combatting counterfeiting and the development and implementation of the Framework of Standards to Secure and Facilitate Global Trade. As a member of the WCO, Canada is able to help set the international customs cooperation agenda through high-level participation at key WCO committees. Attendance helps the Government of Canada stay abreast of current and emerging customs issues, which helps to define Canada’s international footprint. Membership at the WCO advances Canada’s interests internationally, particularly given the importance of international trade for the Canadian economy.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $570,393

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Name of transfer payment program: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

End date: Ongoing

Type of transfer payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture (Sub-Program): 1.2.3 Assessed Contributions to International Organizations

Main objective: To pay Canada’s assessed contribution to the WIPO to promote the protection of intellectual property throughout the world through cooperation among Member States and, where appropriate, in collaboration with any other international organization.

Planned spending for 2016-17: $625,663

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation: N/A

General targeted recipient groups: International organizations

Upcoming Internal Audits and Evaluations over the Next Three Fiscal Years

Internal Audits

The Office of the Chief Audit Executive’s planned audits for 2016-2017 are listed in the following table. The audits are based on Global Affairs Canada’s Risk-Based Audit Plan (RBAP) for 2015-2018. As the planning process for the development of the 2016-2019 RBAP is currently under way, the expected completion dates and subject matter for these audits will be determined once this process is finalized.

Internal Audits
Title of Internal AuditInternal Audit TypeStatusExpected Completion Date
2016-17
Internal Audit of Digital Diplomacy/Social MediaAssurance ServicesPlannedWill be determined following the development of the 2016-2019 RBAP
Preliminary Survey of IT Security  Assurance ServicesPlanned
Internal Audit of Entity-Level Governance ControlsAssurance ServicesPlanned
Internal Audit of Grants and Contributions Monitoring and OversightAssurance ServicesPlanned
Internal Audit of International BankingAssurance ServicesPlanned
Internal Audit of Key Financial Controls over Financial ReportingAssurance ServicesPlanned
Internal Audit of Integrated Corporate PlanningAssurance ServicesPlanned
Internal Audit of Financial ForecastingAssurance ServicesPlanned
Internal Audit of Legal Risk ManagementAssurance ServicesPlanned
Review of Travel ServicesAssurance ServicesPlanned
Review of Human Resources Administrative ProcessesAssurance ServicesPlanned
Internal Audit of Selected Financial Transactions for the Year Ending March 31, 2016Assurance ServicesPlanned
2017-18
To be determined via 2016-2019 RBAP development process.
2018-19
To be determined via 2016-2019 RBAP development process.

Internal Evaluations

Internal Evaluations
Title of the EvaluationLink to Departmental Program Alignment ArchitecturePlanned Evaluation Start DatePlanned Deputy Head Approval Date
2016-2017
Trade Regional Offices2.1.1: International Business Development through Promotion of Exports and Trade in Canada and Abroad2015-2016May 2016
Canada’s Arctic Foreign Policy and the Canadian International Arctic Fund1.2.2: Summitry and Multilateral Diplomacy and Advocacy2015-2016October 2016
Mission Security and Personnel Safety Abroad4.1.3: Security2015-2016October 2016
Canadian Police Arrangement/International Police Peacekeeping Program3.1.1: International Security and Threat Reduction2015-2016October 2016
START and the Global Peace and Security Program3.1.1: International Security and Threat Reduction2015-2016October 2016
Crisis Management and Emergency Response2.2.2: Emergency Preparedness and Response2016-2017December 2016
Grants in lieu of Taxes on Protocol and Diplomatic Services1.2.1: Bilateral and Regional Diplomacy and Advocacy
1.2.2: Summitry and Multilateral Diplomacy and Advocacy
2016-2017December 2016
Partners for Development Program3.1.2: Advancing Democracy, Human Rights, Freedom, and the Rule of Law
3.2.1: Sustainable Economic Growth
3.2.2: Children and Youth, Including Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
3.2.3: Food Security
2014-2015December 2016
Property Management4.1.2: Real Property2016-2017March 2017
South Sudan Country Program3.1.2: Advancing Democracy, Human Rights, Freedom, and the Rule of Law
3.2.1: Sustainable Economic Growth
3.2.2: Children and Youth, including Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
2014-2015March 2017
Formative Evaluation of Canada’s Development Assistance on Extractives and Sustainable Development3.2.1: Sustainable Economic Growth2015-2016March 2017
Vietnam Country Program3.2.1: Sustainable Economic Growth
3.2.3: Food Security
2015-2016March 2017
2017-2018
Annual Grant to the Convention on Biodiversity Secretariat1.2.1: Bilateral and Regional Diplomacy and Advocacy2016-2017May 2017
International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) Review, Francophonie Promotion Fund and Summit-related Activities1.2.1: Bilateral and Regional Diplomacy and Advocacy
3.2.4: Multisector Assistance, Social Development, and Development Engagement
2016-2017May 2017
North-American Platform Program Partnership2.1.1: International Business Development through Promotion of Exports and Trade in Canada and Abroad2016-2017May 2017
Summitry1.2.2: Summitry and Multilateral Diplomacy and Advocacy2016-2017May 2017
Global Partnership Program3.1.1: International Security and Threat Reduction2016-2017June 2017
Modest Presence Country Program (Africa)3.1.2: Advancing Democracy, Human Rights, Freedom, and the Rule of Law
3.2.1: Sustainable Economic Growth
3.2.2: Children and Youth, Including Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
3.2.3: Food Security
2015-2016September 2017
Canada’s Extended Continental Shelf Program1.2.1: Bilateral and Regional Diplomacy and Advocacy2017-2018December 2017
Consular Services2.2.1: Consular Assistance for Canadians2017-2018December 2017
Official Visits and Hospitality1.2.1: Bilateral and Regional Diplomacy and Advocacy
1.2.2: Summitry and Multilateral Diplomacy and Advocacy
2017-2018December 2017
Senegal Country Program3.2.1: Sustainable Economic Growth
3.2.2: Children and Youth, including Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
3.2.3: Food Security
2016-2017March 2018
Ukraine Country Program3.1.2: Advancing Democracy, Human Rights, Freedom, and the Rule of Law
3.2.1: Sustainable Economic Growth
2016-2017March 2018
Honduras Country Program3.2.2: Children and Youth, including Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
3.2.3: Food Security
2016-2017March 2018
Regional Programs (Inter-American, Pan-African, Southeast Asia)3.1.2: Advancing Democracy, Human Rights, Freedom, and the Rule of Law
3.2.1: Sustainable Economic Growth
3.2.2: Children and Youth, Including Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
3.2.3: Food Security
2015-2016March 2018
Mali Country Program3.1.2: Advancing Democracy, Human Rights, Freedom, and the Rule of Law
3.2.2: Children and Youth, Including Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
3.2.3: Food Security
2017-2018March 2018
Caribbean Regional Program3.2.1: Sustainable Economic Growth2017-2018March 2018
Colombia Country Program3.2.1: Sustainable Economic Growth
3.2.2: Children and Youth, including Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
2017-2018March 2018
2018-2019
Humanitarian Assistance Evaluation3.3.1: Humanitarian Programming
3.3.2: Partners for Humanitarian Assistance
2016-2017September 2018
Peru Country Program3.2.1: Sustainable Economic Growth
3.2.2: Children and Youth, including Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
2016-2017September 2018
Commonwealth Institutions Review3.2.4: Multisector Assistance, Social Development, and Development Engagement2016-2017September 2018
Caribbean Development Bank Review3.2.1: Sustainable Economic Growth
3.2.4: Multisector Assistance, Social Development, and Development Engagement
2016-2017September 2018
Market Access/Trade Policy1.2.4: Trade Agreements, Negotiations, Dispute Settlements and Controls
2.1.1: International Business Development through Promotion of Exports and Trade in Canada and Abroad
2.1.3: International Innovation, Science and Technology
2018-2019December 2018
International Business Development2.1.1: International Business Development through Promotion of Exports and Trade in Canada and Abroad
2.1.3: International Innovation, Science and Technology
2018-2019December 2018
Investment (Foreign Direct Investment and Canadian Direct Investment Abroad)2.1.1: International Business Development through Promotion of Exports and Trade in Canada and Abroad
2.1.2: Foreign Direct Investment in Canada
2018-2019December 2018
IM/IT Modernization Strategy4.1.4: Information Management/Information Technology2018-2019December 2018
Management of Locally Engaged Staff4.1.5: Locally Engaged Staff Supporting Other Government Departments
4.2.2: Administration of Locally Engaged Staff Pension, Insurance and Social Security Programs
2018-2019March 2019
Global Market Action Plan - Meta Analysis1.2.4: Trade Agreements, Negotiations, Dispute Settlements and Controls2018-2019March 2019
Common Services Abroad4.1.1: Common Services Abroad2018-2019March 2019
International Education Program2.1.1: International Business Development through Promotion of Exports and Trade in Canada and Abroad2018-2019March 2019
Foreign Policy and Diplomatic Services (FPDS)1.1.1: International Information and Analysis
1.1.2: International Policy Advice
1.2.1: Bilateral and Regional Diplomacy and Advocacy
1.2.2: Summitry and Multilateral Diplomacy and Advocacy
2018-2019March 2019
Muskoka Initiative Summative Evaluation3.2.2: Children and Youth, including Maternal, Newborn and Child Health2018-2019March 2019
Global Citizens Program3.1.2: Advancing Democracy, Human Rights, Freedom, and the Rule of Law
3.2.1: Sustainable Economic Growth
3.2.2: Children and Youth, Including Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
3.2.3: Food Security
2018-2019March 2019
Canadian Foodgrains Bank3.2.4: Multisector Assistance, Social Development, and Development Engagement
3.3.2: Partners for Humanitarian Assistance
2018-2019March 2019

Up-Front Multi-Year Funding

Name of recipient: Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Start date: January 30, 2003

End date: Ongoing

Strategic Outcome: Canada’s International Agenda - The international agenda is shaped to advance Canadian security, prosperity, interests and values.

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture (Program): 1.2: Diplomacy, Advocacy and International Agreements

Description: CIGI supports world-leading research in the area of global governance, particularly global economic and financial governance. CIGI brings together academics, policy analysts and researchers from around the world to discuss and carry out research on current and emerging topics and trends, thereby contributing to advancing Canada’s interests by informing its foreign, trade and development policies. In 2003, the Government of Canada contributed $30 million, which was matched by CIGI and subsequently added to by other public and private donors to establish an endowment fund. The Centre continues to be primarily funded by the proceeds of this endowment.

Total funding approved: $30 million

Total funding received: $30 million

Planned funding in 2016-17: 0.0

Planned funding in 2017-18: 0.0

Planned funding in 2018-19: 0.0

Summary of annual plans of recipient: CIGI’s research program focuses on global economic, security and international law issues. The global economy stream addresses limitations in the way nations tackle shared economic challenges. Areas of policy research include forums (such as the G-20) for policy debate and coordination, international financial institutions (such as the IMF, the World Bank, and the Financial Stability Board) that regulate and promote macro-economic coordination, China’s role in the global economy, and economies in crisis and the challenges of sovereign debt. A major joint initiative with the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) is accelerating the development of innovative thinking that will lead to insights and solutions for the world’s greatest economic and governance challenges. On global security, CIGI is exploring new approaches to strengthening cooperation (e.g. through the D-10 [Democratic 10] group of like-minded democratic states committed to tackling global challenges) and emerging zones of political and economic interest (notably Asia Pacific and the Arctic). Internet governance is another area of security policy research, touching on issues such as intellectual property rights, transnational crime, and legal regimes. CIGI’s international law program addresses issues that are most important to global innovation, prosperity and sustainability, including innovative approaches to investor-state arbitration and intellectual property legal services for entrepreneurs. Energy, environment and sustainable development remain pillars of CIGI’s mandate and crosscut all programming currently under way. CIGI is also a partner on several new technology initiatives, including OpenCanada.org and ArcticDeeply.org that sit at the intersection of public policy, scholarship and journalism to present and explain critical issues affecting Canada.

User Fees

Consular Services, Amended

Fee Name: Consular Services, Amended

Fee type: Other products and services (O)

Fee-setting authority: Consular Service Fee Regulations pursuant to the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Act

Reason for planned change of existing fee or introduction of new fee: The $25 Consular Service Fee has not been amended since the 1995 Treasury Board submission under which it was established.

Effective date of planned change of existing fee or introduction of new fee: To be determined. Review expected to be launched in 2016-2017.

Consultation and review process planned: The department plans to consult with appropriate stakeholders and undertake a review process in accordance with the User Fees Act.

Specialized Consular Services, Amended

Fee Name: Specialized Consular Services, Amended

Fee type: Other products and services (O)

Fee-setting authority: Consular Fee (Specialized Services) Regulations, pursuant to paragraph 19 (1)(a) of the Financial Administration Act

Reason for planned change of existing fee or introduction of new fee: The current Fee Schedule in SOR-2003-30 Consular Fee (Specialized Services) Regulations will need to be reviewed to ensure the fees charged are still appropriate for the service provided.

Effective date of planned change of existing fee or introduction of new fee: 2015-2016 to 2016-2017

Consultation and review process planned: The department plans to consult with appropriate stakeholders and undertake a review process in accordance with the User Fees Act.

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