Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces - Report on Plans and Priorities 2014-15

Details on Transfer Payment Programs

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Contributions in Support of the Capital Assistance Program 

Name of Transfer Payment Program Contributions in support of the Capital Assistance Program (CAP) - [Voted payments]
Start date 1983-84
End date Ongoing
Fiscal Year for
Terms & Conditions
2011-12
Strategic Outcome Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values.
Program, Sub-Program and Sub-Sub-Program Defence Capability Element Production; Real Property Lifecycle; Real Property – Divestment and Disposal.
Description

The Department of National Defence (DND) uses the CAP to optimize its infrastructure by seeking cost-effective solutions with eligible recipients who have the mandate and capacity to operate and maintain the infrastructure and who may also benefit from joint use opportunities. Contributions are made to:

  • upgrade infrastructure (e.g. roads, sidewalks, and sewers in residential quarters; water treatment plants and water distribution systems that serve operational and non-operational requirements) after it has been transferred from DND to the eligible Recipient;
  • expand and/or upgrade existing local infrastructure to better support DND requirements (e.g. water treatment plants, water distribution systems, airport runway extensions, roads); and/or
  • construct new local infrastructure, such as:
    • community-oriented facilities for shared-use by the Base/Wing and local authorities (e.g. arenas, gymnasiums, swimming pools, community centers);
    • infrastructure to support non-operational requirements such as for residential accommodation (e.g. roads, sidewalks, sewers); and
    • infrastructure to support operational requirements (e.g. new access to the Base/Wing).
Expected results

The immediate expected result is:

  • Collaborations with local authorities to upgrade/expand/construct and own and operate public infrastructure and services that DND requires.

The intermediate results are:

  • Reduced DND non-core infrastructure;
  • Cost-effective development and maintenance of infrastructure, which involves one of the following: 
    • reduced operating/capital costs,
    • or cost  avoidance,
    • or minimized DND liability; and
    • Improved/new/maintained infrastructure for use by DND members and their families.

The final expected results are:

  • The optimization of DND infrastructure to support the evolving force structure; and
  • Enhanced quality of life in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

 

($ Millions)Forecast Spending
2013–14
Planned Spending
2014–15
Planned Spending
2015–16
Planned Spending
2016–17
Total Contributions $1,835 $5,450 $5,450 $5,450
Total Transfer Payments $1,835 $5,450 $5,450 $5,450

 

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation 2009-10
Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A) Amendment
Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation 2014-15
General Targeted
Recipient Group
Provinces and territories; Municipalities and local organizations; and Industry-related.
Initiatives to Engage Applicants and
Recipients
A two-step contribution agreement is now in place.  This is to facilitate and encourage recipients to engage early in the process as DND is now in a position to transfer funds at the design stage via a first contribution agreement.  Once the design and any other aspects (e.g. asset transfer, service agreements, etc.) are agreed upon, a second contribution agreement can be signed with the recipient and the project be implemented.

Contributions in Support of the Military Training and Cooperation Program 

Name of Transfer Payment Program Contributions in Support of the Military Training and Cooperation Program (MTCP) - [Voted payments]
Start date 1992-93
End date Ongoing
Fiscal Year for Terms & Conditions 2010-11
Strategic Outcome Defence Operations and Services Improve Stability and Security and Promote Canadian Interests and Values.
Program, Sub-Program and Sub-Sub-Program Defence Combat and Support Operations; Ongoing Centralized Operations and Operational Enablement; Military Diplomacy and Global Engagement.
Description

The MTCP builds the capacities of member countries’ militaries through language training, and professional development courses including command and staff instruction, and peace support operations training. Activities are conducted both in Canada and out of Canada.

Expected results

Expected results of this contribution program are:

  • to enhance peace support operations interoperability among Canada’s partners to lessen the operational burden on Canada;
  • to expand and reinforce Canadian bilateral defence relations;
  • to promote Canadian demographic principles, the rule of law and the protection of human rights in the international arena; and
  • to achieve influence in areas of strategic interest to Canada.

 

($ Millions)Forecast Spending
2013–14
Planned Spending
2014–15
Planned Spending
2015–16
Planned Spending
2016–17
Total Contributions $11,289 $11,389 $11,389 $11,389
Total Transfer Payments $11,289 $11,389 $11,389 $11,389

 

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation 2009-10
Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A) Continuation
Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation 2014-15
General Targeted
Recipient Group
International organizations and foreign countries.
Initiatives to Engage
Applicants and
Recipients
The Director of Military Training and Cooperation engages the program's potential and actual recipients through the Canadian defence attachés, the foreign defence attachés posted or accredited in Ottawa, by way of questionnaires distributed to students at the end of their training, and the publication of an annual report.

NATO Contribution Program: NATO Military Budget (NATO Programs) 

Name of Transfer Payment Program NATO Military Budget (NATO Programs) - [Voted Payments]
Start date 1949
End date Ongoing
Fiscal Year for Terms & Conditions 2010-11
Strategic Outcome Defence Operations and Services Improve Stability and Security and Promote Canadian Interests and Values.
Program, Sub-Program and Sub-Sub-Program Defence Combat and Support Operations; International Combat Operations; Ongoing Defence Operations through Standing NATO Commitments.
Description

To contribute the Canadian share of the NATO Military Budget—a common-funded program to finance the operating and maintenance costs of the NATO military structure and activities, including Deployed Operations and missions.

Expected results

Canada’s financial contributions to the Alliance help to ensure Canadian security and provide leverage and influence within the multi-national body. They also provide access to military capabilities, which Canada itself, does not possess.

The contributions further serve to help protect and strengthen the freedom and security of all Alliance members by political and military means in accordance with the North Atlantic Treaty and the principles of the United Nations Charter.

The benefits of Canada’s investment in NATO include access to strategic information, intelligence, capabilities, interoperability with allied forces and an equal voice in high-level decisions affecting Euro-Atlantic security and stability.

 

($ Millions)Forecast Spending
2013–14
Planned Spending
2014–15
Planned Spending
2015–16
Planned Spending
2016–17
Total Contributions $99,491 $98,043 $77,413 $78,184
Total Transfer Payments $99,491 $98,043 $77,413 $78,184

 

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation 2011-12
Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A) Continuation
Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation 2016-17
General Targeted Recipient Group International organizations and foreign countries.
Initiatives to Engage Applicants and
Recipients
This program has only one recipient, thus the engagement process is done directly through the ongoing relationship.

NATO Contribution Program: NATO Security Investment Program (NATO Programs) 

Name of Transfer Payment Program NATO Security Investment Program (NATO Programs) - [Voted Payments]
Start date 1949
End date Ongoing
Fiscal Year for Terms & Conditions 2010-11
Strategic Outcome Defence Operations and Services Improve Stability and Security and Promote Canadian Interests and Values.
Program, Sub-Program and Sub-Sub-Program Defence Combat and Support Operations; International Combat Operations; Ongoing Defence Operations through Standing NATO Commitments.
Description

To contribute the Canadian share of the NATO Security Investment Programme (NSIP) – a common funded program that finances the capital costs for the provision of communications and information systems, installations and facilities such as radar, military headquarters, airfields, fuel pipelines and storage, harbours and navigational aids needed to support the NATO military structure and activities, including Deployed Operations and Missions.

Expected results

NSIP funds projects that meet NATO’s essential purpose, which is to safeguard the freedom and security of all its members by political and military means in accordance with the North Atlantic Treaty and the principles of the United Nations Charter.

The benefits of Canada’s investment in NATO include access to strategic information, intelligence, capabilities, interoperability with allied forces and an equal voice in high-level decisions affecting Euro-Atlantic security and stability. It also includes a potential return on some of Canada’s eligible infrastructure projects in support of NATO operations.

 

 

($ Millions)Forecast Spending
2013–14
Planned Spending
2014–15
Planned Spending
2015–16
Planned Spending
2016–17
Total Contributions $51,706 $48,961 $57,979 $57,979
Total Transfer Payments $51,706 $48,961 $57,979 $57,979

 

 

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation 2011-12
Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A) Continuation
Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation 2016-17
General Targeted Recipient Group International organizations and foreign countries.
Initiatives to Engage Applicants and
Recipients
This program has only one recipient, thus the engagement process is done directly through the ongoing relationship.

Disclosure of Transfer Payment Programs under $5 million

Name of Transfer
Payment Program
Payments to dependants of certain members of the Royal Canadian Air Force killed while serving as instructors under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (Appropriation Act No. 4, 1968) - [Statutory Payments]
Program, Sub-Program
and Sub-Sub-Program
Defence Capability Element Production; Military Personnel and Organization Lifecycle; Military Personnel and Organization - Strategic Coordination, Development and Control.
Main Objective To provide compensation to the dependants of certain personnel killed in-service, who were otherwise not entitled to pension benefits.
End date On-going
Type of Transfer
program
Grant
Planned Spending for
2014-15
$25,700
Fiscal Year of Last
Completed Evaluation
N/A
General Targeted
Recipient Group
Persons

 

Name of Transfer
Payment Program
Grant to the Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund  - [Voted Payments]
Program, Sub-Program
and Sub-Sub-Program
Defence Capability Element Production; Military Personnel and Organization Lifecycle; Military Personnel - Morale and Well Being.
Main Objective To fully or partly cover the Benevolent Fund rent and telecommunication expenses. The grant funding will allow the organization to focus on their mandate of “relieving distress and to promote the well-being of members and former members of the Naval Forces of Canada, and the Merchant Navy War Veterans, and their dependents”.
End date On-going
Type of Transfer
program
Grant
Planned Spending for
2014-15
$25,700
Fiscal Year of Last
Completed Evaluation
2009-10
General Targeted
Recipient Group
Non-profit organizations

 

Name of Transfer
Payment Program
Grants in support of the Defence Engagement Program  - [Voted Payments]
Program, Sub-Program
and Sub-Sub-Program
Defence Services and Contributions to Government; Defence Services for Canadian Safety and Security; Defence Services to other Government Departments and Agencies.
Main Objective

To support a strong Canadian knowledge base in contemporary security and defence issues that is relevant to Canadian defence policy and capable of informing, confirming and challenging DND/CAF defence policy thinking; and

To foster the next generation of security and defence scholars in the Canadian academic community.

End date On-going
Type of Transfer
program
Grant
Planned Spending for
2014-15
$500,000
Fiscal Year of Last
Completed Evaluation
2010-11
General Targeted
Recipient Group
Persons; and Non-profit organizations

 

Name of Transfer
Payment Program

Grant Program to the National Offices of the Cadet Leagues of Canada:

Navy League of Canada;

Army Cadet League of Canada; and

Air Cadet League of Canada - [Voted Payments]

Program, Sub-Program
and Sub-Sub-Program
Defence Services and Contributions to Government; Military Heritage and Outreach; Youth Program
Main Objective To provide support to the Cadet Leagues through a Grant to each of the three National Offices (Navy League, Army Cadet League, and Air Cadet League) to permit the Cadet Leagues to concentrate their efforts on attracting and developing an extensive volunteer network in support of the Cadet Movement.
End date 2013-14
Type of Transfer
program
Grant
Planned Spending for
2014-15

 

$442,000

$442,000

$442,000

Fiscal Year of Last
Completed Evaluation
2012-13
General Targeted
Recipient Group
Non-profit organizations

 

Name of Transfer
Payment Program
Named Grant to the Institute for Environmental Monitoring and Research (IEMR) - [Voted Payments]
Program, Sub-Program
and Sub-Sub-Program
Defence Capability Element Production; Real Property Lifecycle; Real Property - Environment and Remediation.
Main Objective

To provide sufficient funds to enable the IEMR to continue to operate and meet the following objectives:

a) to initiate, coordinate, support and conduct environmental research;

b) to monitor effects and proposed mitigation measures associated with low level military flight training activities over north-eastern Quebec and Labrador;

c) to foster inclusion or incorporation of aboriginal environmental knowledge and cooperation in research and monitoring activities amongst DND, scientific establishments, research institutions, consultants and universities interested in the mandate and objectives of the IEMR;

d) to promote a solid understanding and flow of information with the public on the work of the IEMR; and

e) to provide advice and information to stakeholders to ensure that the environmental impact of low-level military flight training activities in and around the low-level training area is minimized to the fullest extent possible.

End date On-going
Type of Transfer
program
Grant
Planned Spending for
2014-15
$1,500,000
Fiscal Year of Last
Completed Evaluation
2009-10
General Targeted
Recipient Group
Non-profit organizations

 

Name of Transfer
Payment Program
Payments under Parts I-IV of the Defence Services Pension Continuation Act (R.S., 1970 c. D-3) - [Statutory Payments]
Program, Sub-Program
and Sub-Sub-Program
Defence Capability Element Production; Military Personnel and Organization Lifecycle; Military Personnel and Organization - Strategic Coordination, Development and Control.
Main Objective The Defence Services Pension Continuation Act provides for the payment of pensions to certain persons enrolled as members of the Regular Forces before the 1st day of April 1946.
End date On-going
Type of Transfer
program
Contribution
Planned Spending for
2014-15
$929,668
Fiscal Year of Last
Completed Evaluation
N/A
General Targeted
Recipient Group
Persons

 

Name of Transfer
Payment Program
Payments under the Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act - [Statutory Payments]
Program, Sub-Program
and Sub-Sub-Program
Defence Capability Element Production; Military Personnel and Organization Lifecycle; Military Personnel and Organization - Strategic Coordination, Development and Control.
Main Objective The Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act provides supplementary retirement benefits for certain persons in receipt of pensions payable out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.
End date On-going
Type of Transfer
program
Contribution
Planned Spending for
2014-15
$4,492,604
Fiscal Year of Last
Completed Evaluation
N/A
General Targeted
Recipient Group
Persons

 

Name of Transfer
Payment Program
Contribution to the Biological and Chemical Defence Review Committee - [Voted Payments]
Program, Sub-Program
and Sub-Sub-Program
Defence Capability Development and Research; Capability Design, Development and Integration; Science and Systems Development and Integration.
Main Objective

To foster public confidence that Canadian biological and chemical defence activities are for defensive purposes;

Present tangible evidence to the international bodies reinforcing Canada’s declarations that its biological and chemical defence programs are for defensive purposes; and

Provide independent non-government expert review of the Canadian biological chemical defence activities to improve program safety.

End date On-going
Type of Transfer
program
Contribution
Planned Spending for
2014-15
$124,320
Fiscal Year of Last
Completed Evaluation
2009-10
General Targeted
Recipient Group
Other - committee

 

Name of Transfer
Payment Program
COSPAS-SARSAT Secretariat Contribution Program - [Voted Payments]
Program, Sub-Program
and Sub-Sub-Program
Defence Services and Contributions to Government; Defence Services for Canadian Safety and Security; National Search and Rescue Program.
Main Objective To meet Canada's obligation, under the International COSPAS-SARSAT Program Agreement, to pay its share of the cost of operations incurred by the COSPAS-SARSAT Secretariat when performing administrative task and functions.
End date On-going
Type of Transfer
program
Contribution
Planned Spending for
2014-15
$190,000
Fiscal Year of Last
Completed Evaluation
2010-11
General Targeted
Recipient Group
International organizations and foreign countries

 

Name of Transfer
Payment Program
Contribution Program in Support of the Remediation of the Former Mid-Canada Line Radar Sites in Ontario - [Voted Payments]
Program, Sub-Program
and Sub-Sub-Program
Defence Capability Element Production; Real Property Lifecycle; Real Property - Environment and Remediation.
Main Objective

To support the remediation of 11 of the 17 former Mid-Canada Line Radar Sites in Ontario; and

To provide a financial contribution to the Government of Ontario for it to undertake remediation activities at former Mid-Canada Line Radar Sites in Ontario on a cost-sharing basis.

End date 2014-15
Type of Transfer
program
Contribution
Planned Spending for
2014-15
$250,000
Fiscal Year of Last
Completed Evaluation
N/A
General Targeted
Recipient Group
Provinces and territories

 

Name of Transfer
Payment Program
Canadian Association of Physician Assistants Contribution Program - [Voted Payments]
Program, Sub-Program
and Sub-Sub-Program
Defence Capability Element Production; Military Personnel and Organization Lifecycle; Military Personnel - Health Care.
Main Objective To allow the association to transit from a DND organization to establish itself as the sole national governing body, whose role is to represent physician assistants in Canada and to provide professional, ethical and certification standards to this health science profession.
End date 2013-14
Type of Transfer
program
Contribution
Planned Spending for
2014-15
$741,000
Fiscal Year of Last
Completed Evaluation
N/A
General Targeted
Recipient Group
Non-profit organizations

 

Name of Transfer
Payment Program
NATO Contribution Program: NATO Other Activities - [Voted Payments]
Program, Sub-Program
and Sub-Sub-Program
Defence Combat and Support Operations; International Combat Operations; Ongoing Defence Operations through Standing NATO Commitments.
Main Objective To support the department’s mission to defend Canada and Canadian interests and values while contributing to international peace and security.
End date On-going
Type of Transfer
program
Contribution
Planned Spending for
2014-15
$2,630,000
Fiscal Year of Last
Completed Evaluation
2011-12
General Targeted
Recipient Group
International organizations and foreign countries

 

Name of Transfer
Payment Program
Contribution to the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) - [Voted Payments]
Program, Sub-Program
and Sub-Sub-Program
Defence Services and Contributions to Government; Defence Services for Canadian Safety and Security; National Search and Rescue Program.
Main Objective To prepare (train) CASARA volunteers in the fundamental techniques required to assist in search activities for missing aircraft, to interact with members of the general aviation community for the purpose of Search and Rescue (SAR) awareness messaging, and maintain the National Organization.
End date On-going
Type of Transfer
program
Contribution
Planned Spending for
2014-15
$3,053,800
Fiscal Year of Last
Completed Evaluation
2009-10
General Targeted
Recipient Group
Non-profit organizations

 

Name of Transfer
Payment Program
Contribution Program in Support of the Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund (SAR NIF) -[Voted Payments]
Program, Sub-Program
and Sub-Sub-Program
Defence Services and Contributions to Government; Defence Services for Canadian Safety and Security; National Search and Rescue Program.
Main Objective

To promote and support projects designed to develop and improve SAR prevention;

To enhance the effectiveness of the SAR response in federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions; and

To share SAR response and prevention best practices throughout the SAR community.

End date On-going
Type of Transfer
program
Contribution
Planned Spending for
2014-15
$4,000,000
Fiscal Year of Last
Completed Evaluation
2009-10
General Targeted
Recipient Group
Provinces and territories; Non-profit organizations; and Industry-related