Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces - Report on Plans and Priorities 2015-16

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]
End date On-going
Type of transfer
payment
Grant 
Program, Sub-Program
and Sub-Sub-Program
  • 4.0: Defence Capability Element Production;
  • 4.1: Military Personnel and Organization Lifecycle;
  • 4.1.10: 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.

Planned spending
for 2015-16

$25,700
Fiscal year of last
completed evaluation
N/A
General targeted
recipient groups
Persons

 

Name of transfer
payment program
Grant to the Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund  - [Voted Payments] 
End date On-going
Type of transfer
payment
Grant
Program, Sub-Program
and Sub-Sub-Program
  • 4.0: Defence Capability Element Production;
  • 4.1:  Military Personnel and Organization Lifecycle;
  • 4.1.7:  Military Personnel - Morale and Well Being.
Main objective To fully or partially cover the Benevolent Fund’s annual rent and telecommunication expenses. The grant funding will allow the organization to better focus on their mandate to relieve distress and to promote the well-being of current and former members of the Naval Forces of Canada, Merchant Navy War Veterans, and their dependants.

Planned spending
for 2015-16

$25,700 
Fiscal year of last
completed evaluation
2014-15 
General targeted
recipient groups
Non-profit organizations 

 

Name of transfer
payment program
Grants in support of the Defence  Engagement Program  - [Voted Payments]
End date On-going 
Type of transfer
payment
Grant 
Program, Sub-Program
and Sub-Sub-Program
  • 2.0:  Defence Services and Contributions to Government;
  • 2.2:  Defence Services for Canadian Safety and Security;
  • 2.2.5 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.

Planned spending
for 2015-16

$500,000 
Fiscal year of last
completed evaluation
2010-11 
General targeted
recipient groups
Persons; 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]

End date 2017-18 
Type of transfer
payment
Grant
Program, Sub-Program
and Sub-Sub-Program
  • 2.0: Defence Services and Contributions to Government;
  • 2.3: 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. 

Planned spending
for 2015-16

$450,000

$450,000

$450,000

Fiscal year of last
completed evaluation
2012-13
General targeted
recipient groups
Non-profit organizations 

 

Name of transfer
payment program
Named Grant to the Institute for Environmental Monitoring and Research (IEMR) - [Voted Payments] 
End date 2014-15  
Type of transfer
payment
Grant 
Program, Sub-Program
and Sub-Sub-Program
  • 4.0 ; Defence Capability Element Production;
  • 4.3: Real Property Lifecycle;
  • 4.3.5: 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.

Planned spending
for 2015-16

N/A  (Program termination) 
Fiscal year of last
completed evaluation
2013-14 
General targeted
recipient groups
Non-profit organizations 

 

Name of transfer
payment program
Grant in support of the Compensation for Employers of Reservists Program (CERP) – [Voted Payments] 
End date On-going 
Type of transfer
payment
Grant 
Program, Sub-Program
and Sub-Sub-Program
  • 2.0: Defence Services and Contribution to Government;
  • 2.3: Military Heritage and Outreach;
  • 2.3.1: Military History, Heritage & Awareness.
Main objective To establish new federal financial assistance that will enable the delivery of a program to compensate civilian employers, build bridges with businesses and other stakeholders, and ensure that Reservists continue to be fully integrated and readily available for military duty.

Planned spending
for 2015-16

$2,310,000
Fiscal year of last
completed evaluation

None

Note: New program, approved by Treasury Board on September 2014. 

General targeted
recipient groups

Civilian employers of reservists, and self-employed Reservists, within the following sectors: Non-profit organizations, Provinces and Territories, Industry-related, employers of the Primary reservists in Canadian Armed Forces.

Note: The program does not apply to civilian employers of Reservists from the Federal Government, Federal Agencies and Crown Corporations. 

 

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] 
End date On-going 
Type of transfer
payment
Contribution 
Program, Sub-Program
and Sub-Sub-Program
  • 4.0: Defence Capability Element Production;
  • 4.1: Military Personnel and Organization Lifecycle;
  • 4.1.10: 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. 

Planned spending
for 2015-16

$929,668 
Fiscal year of last
completed evaluation
N/A 
General targeted
recipient groups
Persons 

 

Name of transfer
payment program
Payments under the Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act - [Statutory Payments] 
End date On-going 
Type of transfer
payment
Contribution 
Program, Sub-Program
and Sub-Sub-Program
  • 4.0: Defence Capability Element Production;
  • 4.1: Military Personnel and Organization Lifecycle;
  • 4.1.10: 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. 

Planned spending
for 2015-16

$4,492,604  
Fiscal year of last
completed evaluation
N/A 
General targeted
recipient groups
Persons 

 

Name of transfer
payment program
Contribution to the Biological and Chemical Defence Review Committee - [Voted Payments] 
End date On-going 
Type of transfer
payment
Contribution 
Program, Sub-Program
and Sub-Sub-Program
  • 5.0: Defence Capability Development and Research;
  • 5.1: Capability Design, Development and Integration;
  • 5.1.3: Science and Systems Development and Integration.
Main objective To foster public confidence that Canadian biological and chemical defence activities are for defensive purposes, to present tangible evidence to the international bodies reinforcing Canada’s declarations that its biological and chemical defence programs are for defensive purposes, and to provide independent non-government expert review of the Canadian biological chemical defence activities to improve program safety. 

Planned spending
for 2015-16

$126,931
Fiscal year of last
completed evaluation
2014-15 
General targeted
recipient groups
Other - committee 

 

Name of transfer
payment program
COSPAS-SARSAT Secretariat Contribution Program - [Voted Payments] 
End date On-going 
Type of transfer
payment
Contribution 
Program, Sub-Program
and Sub-Sub-Program
  • 2.0: Defence Services and Contributions to Government;
  • 2.2: Defence Services for Canadian Safety and Security;
  • 2.2.3 National Search and Rescue Program.
Main objective The COSPAS-SARSAT Programme supports a satellite-based distress alerting system.  Distress alerting is a key part of our national and international air, marine and ground search and rescue systems.  The mission of the Programme is to provide accurate, timely and reliable distress alerting and location data to help search and rescue authorities assist persons in distress.  The system provides the data at no cost, on a non-discriminatory basis, to search and rescue services worldwide for ships, aircrafts and individuals who have equipped themselves, at their own cost with compatible distress radio beacons.  It ensures that all Canadians within, and to an extent those outside of, Canada’s search and rescue zone of responsibility are provided with a real-time response to the emergency beacon transmissions.  The main objective of this transfer program is to meet Canada's obligation, under the International COSPAS-SARSAT Programme Agreement (ICSPA), to share the operating costs of the COSPAS-SARSAT Secretariat when performing administrative task and functions in support of the Parties to the agreement and the other participants of the COSPAS-SARSAT Programme. 

Planned spending
for 2015-16

$190,000 
Fiscal year of last
completed evaluation
2014-15 
General targeted
recipient groups
International organizations 

 

Name of transfer
payment program
Contribution Program in Support of the Remediation of the Former Mid-Canada Line Radar Sites in Ontario - [Voted Payments] 
End date 2014-15  
Type of transfer
payment
Contribution 
Program, Sub-Program
and Sub-Sub-Program
  • 4.0: Defence Capability Element Production;
  • 4.3: Real Property Lifecycle;
  • 4.3.5: 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 in order to undertake remediation activities at former Mid-Canada Line Radar Sites in Ontario on a cost-sharing basis. 

Planned spending
for 2015-16

N/A  (Program termination) 
Fiscal year of last
completed evaluation
2014-15 
General targeted
recipient groups
Provinces and territories 

 

Name of transfer
payment program
Canadian Association of Physician Assistants Contribution Program - [Voted Payments] 
End date 2015-16 
Type of transfer
payment
Contribution 
Program, Sub-Program
and Sub-Sub-Program
  • 4.0: Defence Capability Element Production;
  • 4.1: Military Personnel and Organization Lifecycle;
  • 4.1.8: 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. 

Planned spending
for 2015-16

$770,779 
Fiscal year of last
completed evaluation
N/A 
General targeted
recipient groups
Non-profit organizations 

 

Name of transfer
payment program
NATO Contribution Program: NATO Other Activities - [Voted Payments] 
End date On-going 
Type of transfer
payment
Contribution 
Program, Sub-Program
and Sub-Sub-Program
  • 1.0: Defence Combat and Support Operations;
  • 1.2:  International Combat Operations;
  • 1.2.3: 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. 

Planned spending
for 2015-16

$2,711,000
Fiscal year of last
completed evaluation
2011-12 
General targeted
recipient groups
International organizations and foreign countries 

 

Name of transfer
payment program
Contribution to the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) - [Voted Payments] 
End date On-going 
Type of transfer
payment
Contribution 
Program, Sub-Program
and Sub-Sub-Program
  • 2.0: Defence Services and Contributions to Government;
  • 2.2: Defence Services for Canadian Safety and Security;
  • 2.2.3: 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. 

Planned spending
for 2015-16

$3,100,000 
Fiscal year of last
completed evaluation
2014-15 
General targeted
recipient groups
Non-profit organizations 

 

Name of transfer
payment program
Contribution Program in Support of the Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund (SAR NIF) - [Voted Payments]
End date On-going
Type of transfer
payment
Contribution 
Program, Sub-Program
and Sub-Sub-Program
  • 2.0: Defence Services and Contributions to Government;
  • 2.2: Defence Services for Canadian Safety and Security;
  • 2.2.3: 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. 

Planned spending
for 2015-16

$4,000,000 
Fiscal year of last
completed evaluation
2014-15 
General targeted
recipient groups
Provinces and territories; Non-profit organizations; Industry-related