Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)

Transfer Payment Programs

Transfer Payment Programs under $5 Million


Name of Transfer Payment Program: Wind Power Production Incentive Contribution Program

Start date: April 1, 2002

End date: The program’s authority to enter into contribution agreements ended on March 31, 2007. However, allocated funding will be issued to program participants until 2016-17.

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: Approved in2002-03 and Amended in 2005-06

Strategic Outcome: 2) Natural Resource Sector and Consumers are Environmentally Responsible

Program Activity: 2.1) Energy-efficient Practices and Lower-carbon Energy Sources

Description:

The Wind Power Production Incentive (WPPI) Program was set up to help establish wind energy in Canada by providing a financial incentive of about 1 cent per kilowatt-hour produced from the installation of up to 1,000 megawatts (MW) of new wind power capacity in Canada by 2007. Eligible recipients claim payment of the incentive over a 10-year period.
The program contributes to the production of new electricity from wind energy projects. The program has 22 approved wind projects for a total capacity of 924 MW.

NOTE: The total contribution funding for the program is $324 million, of which $314 million has been committed to wind projects. Actual spending will be spread out over several years until 2016-17. The initial WPPI G&C budget was $254 million and an additional $70 million was allocated in 2005-06 to allow the program to continue to support the development of new wind farms.

This transfer payment program has repayable contributions.

Expected Results:

In fiscal year 2013-14, it is expected that the program will meet or exceed its annual production target of 2,550 gigawatt-hours of production.

($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
Total Contributions 29.4 25.3 22.7 17.3
Total Transfer Payments 29.4 25.3 22.7 17.3

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2010-11

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A) : NA (No decision required).

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014-15

General Targeted Recipient Group:

An entity that owns a Qualified Wind Farm (QWF), as determined in program material. A QWF is a new electricity-generating facility, or the clearly delineated expansion of an existing facility, located in Canada that is a wind farm producing electricity through the direct conversion of wind power using wind turbines. The QWF must also meet minimum size criteria and be built during the qualifying years, as determined in program material.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

The Wind Power Production Incentive program no longer accepts applications as the commitment period ended on March 31, 2007. There are no activities to engage new applicants. The department continues to be engaged with recipients to ensure compliance with the requirements of the contribution agreements.

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Isotope Technology Acceleration Program (ITAP) (Voted)

Start date: May 31, 2012

End date: March 31, 2016

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: Approved in 2012-13

Strategic Outcome: 2) Natural Resource Sector and Consumers are Environmentally Responsible

Program Activity: 2.2) Technology Innovation

Description:

The objective of ITAP is to further develop commercial alternatives to existing reactor-based isotope production technologies to improve the security of supply for Canadians, and to support the Government of Canada in exiting the medical isotope business, thereby moving towards a fully market-based supply chain in 2016.

The ITAP, funded through Budget 2012, is a $25 million conditionally repayable contribution program over four years (2012-16) to advance the development of alternative isotope production technologies, specifically cyclotron-based production of Tc-99m and linear accelerator-based production of Tc-99m via the transmutation of molybdenum-100 (Mo-100).

Expected Results:

The intended outcomes of the ITAP, beyond the timeframe of the program are:

  • the commercialization of non-reactor-based production of Tc-99m to help increase security of supply in the medium to long term;
  • reducing radioactive waste in the production of medical isotopes; and
  • reducing need for highly enriched uranium, a weapons-grade material.

Expected short to medium-term outcomes of the ITAP include:

  • new knowledge and use of the knowledge to support policy, regulatory approval and commercial viability;
  • increased collaboration and capacity within Canada’s isotope communities, including developing a commercial supply chain for non-reactor-produced Tc-99m;
  • demonstration of commercial production using alternative isotope technology at the pilot sites; and
  • Health Canada regulatory approval of non-reactor- based Tc-99m for clinical use.

This investment is intended to put Canadian production of medical isotopes on sound commercial footing by 2016 and allow Canada to remain a leader in the area of medical isotopes.

($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
Total Contributions 5.8 8.6 4.0 2.1
Total Transfer Payments 5.8 8.6 4.0 2.1

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: N/A

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

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2015-16

General Targeted Recipient Group:

Eligible recipients for the funding will be legal entities validly incorporated or registered in Canada, including for-profit and not-for-profit organizations; corporations; industry associations; research associations and institutes; Canadian academic institutions; health care centres; and provincial, territorial, regional, and municipal governments.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

A dedicated website (http://www.isotopes.nrcan.gc.ca) is used to communicate the Government of Canada's action on medical isotope supply. It provides information on the report from the Expert Review Panel on Medical Isotope Production, news releases and other useful links. The website was also used to launch the “Request for Project Proposals” (RPP) for the ITAP including providing details on the scope of the Request, Applicants’ Guide, and contact information.

An RPP for the ITAP was publicly launched by Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver and was accompanied by a news release.

A program email address (ITAP-PATI@NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca) was set up for the ITAP to allow applicants to ask questions related to the Request for Project Proposals. This email address was also used to inform all relevant stakeholders of the Request. Recipients of the program will use the email address as a communication tool with program administrators. All inquiries are tracked by program administrators and service standards have been established for the ITAP.

Once contribution agreements have been signed, program administrators will engage with recipients on a quarterly and annual basis for progress reports (financial and technical) outlined in the contribution agreement. A 10% holdback will be used to encourage receipt of final reporting requirements.

Operating and monitoring funding for the ITAP has been set aside for site visits and recipient audits. At least one workshop to engage recipients and other stakeholders is planned for the program.

There will be continued engagement with recipients through follow-up reports after the completion date of the project. For three years following the completion date of the project, recipients will be required to submit annually an updated outcome report on the progress of the project. For ten years following the completion date of the project, recipients will be required to submit annually a financial report detailing project revenues to determine whether repayment is required.

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Investing in Canada’s Forest Sector - Forest Innovation Program (FIP) and Expanding Market Opportunities Program (EMO) (Voted)

Start date: March 12, 2009

End date: March 31, 2017

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: Approved in 2008-09, subsequently amended in 2009-10, in 2011-12 and in 2012-13.

Strategic Outcome: 1) Canada’s Natural Resources are Globally Competitive

Program Activity: 1.1) Market Access and Diversification and 1.2) Innovation for New Products and Processes

Description:

1. Forest Innovation Program (FIP) – aimed at supporting the goal of sustainable natural resource development by enhancing the long-term economic opportunities for Canada's forest sector through increased investment in forest innovation.

2. Expanding Market Opportunities (EMO) – aimed at maintaining and growing international wood product markets, expanding wood use in the North American non-residential and mid-rise construction market, and promoting the strong environmental credentials of Canadian forest products.

Expected Results:

Expected Outcomes for FIP:

FIP outcomes over the period of two to eight years and over which the program has some direct control are:

  • The Canadian forest sector adopts innovative products, processes and technologies
  • Forest product, process, and technology innovations are developed for the forest sector

Within the first two years, the FIP will directly achieve the following results:

  • Forest-based R&D and deployment programs address key opportunities and threats facing Canada's forest sector
  • The attributes of forest products are supported by science-based evidence
  • Broad engagement of stakeholders in forest-based research is achieved

Expected Outcomes for EMO:

In the mid-term, EMO will contribute to:

  • Diversified Canadian wood products and applications (recreational, commercial and institutional buildings as well as wood/hybrid mid-rise buildings);
  • Enhanced capacity for builders, architects and specifiers to use Canadian wood products and greater recognition of Canada as a preferred supplier of wood products;
  • Increased use of wood in North American non-residential and mid-rise construction;
  • Regulatory acceptance – recognition of Canadian products and building systems in foreign codes, standards and policies;
  • Forest companies’ exploration and pursuit of opportunities in key emerging markets (e.g. India, Middle East); and
  • Canadian forest products considered to be an environmentally responsible and preferred choice internationally, based on scientific evidence.

In the short term, EMO will directly achieve the following results:

  • Regulatory agencies and buyers of Canadian forest products have the information they need to determine product, performance and environmental credentials
  • Industry has information to identify changes and market opportunities
  • Industry is engaged in and supports market development activities
  • Cooperation/coordination is increased among key stakeholder groups
  • Awareness of Canadian forest products and construction technologies is increased
($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
Total Contributions 43.9 37.9 34.6 32.6
Total Transfer Payments 43.9 37.9 34.6 32.6

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2012-13

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

The evaluation was very supportive of the achievements and accomplishments to date of programs and also acknowledged the long-term nature of these types of market development activities. Initiatives were renewed under the Expanding Market Opportunities program and the Forest Innovation Program in Budget 2012.

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2015-16

General Targeted Recipient Group:

Forest Innovation Program: The primary recipient of contributions is FPInnovations, a not-for-profit national forest research institute.
Expanding Market Opportunities: Eligible recipients include not-for-profit forest products associations, manufactured housing associations, provinces, provincial Crown corporations, and not-for-profit organizations engaged in forest product research.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

A conference call was held with EMO program proponents for 2012-13; a call for proposals was issued by email on November 1, 2012, to all eligible organizations registered in the EMO online application system; and a webinar was held on November 16, 2012, with all those registered in the online system. Under the FIP, as there is only one primary recipient, i.e. FPInnovations, officials meet with proponents on a regular basis, including the Assistant Deputy Minister of NRCan’s Canadian Forest Service, who is an observer on the FPInnovations Board of Directors.

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Investments in Forest Industry Transformation Program (Voted)

Start date: June 17, 2010

End date: March 31, 2014

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: Approved in 2010-11

Strategic Outcome: 1) Canada’s Natural Resource Sectors are Globally Competitive

Program Activity: 1.2) Innovation for New Products and Processes

Description:

The objective of Investments in Forest Industry Transformation is to support forest industry transformation that will make the forest industry more economically viable and environmentally sustainable. The objective will be achieved by investing in innovative technologies that lead to a more diverse, higher-value product mix including bioenergy and renewable power, as well as biomaterials, biochemicals, and next generation building products.

The Program will fund innovative projects implementing transformative technologies at the pilot sites to commercial scales that direct wood fibre and by-products from wood processing into higher value uses, which 1) increase the total revenues available from a log, 2) diversify product lines for the forest industry, stabilizing economic performance, and 3) produce renewable energy and other products that are beneficial to the environment. By providing funding to Canadian forest firms for capital investments in bioenergy or bioproduct industrial processes to advance these technologies towards full, commercial-scale implementation, this Program will broaden and build upon previous investments in forest sector transformation.

This transfer payment program does not have any repayable contributions.

Expected Results:

Expected outcomes of the program include the following:

  • Canada’s forest sector is more commercially and environmentally sustainable
  • New forest bioproducts (including next generation building products) and processes are commercially available
  • Canada’s forest sector has increased capacity to develop and supply commercial bio-products (including next generation building products) and processes
  • Forest sector companies collaborate on bioproduct-related projects and processes with other sectors (e.g. energy, chemical)
($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
Total Contributions 22.1 35.7 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 22.1 35.7 0.0 0.0

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: N/A

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

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2013-14

General Targeted Recipient Group:

Companies that produce forest products that have existing forest product manufacturing facilities (e.g., pulp, paper or panel mills) located in Canada.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

Program applicants are supported through the establishment of a dedicated program website (http://cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/pages/232), which includes access to program guides, eligibility requirements, and project announcements, as well as program administration contact details (ifit@nrcan.gc.ca). Calls for Proposals were widely advertised through public press releases, e-mail distribution lists, and liaisons with a wide range of associations, other government departments, and other stakeholders. Selected program recipients are further engaged through regular communication with program administrators to monitor progress on the achievement of program objectives.

Name of Transfer Payment Program: ecoENERGY for Biofuels (Voted)

Start date: April 1, 2008

End date: March 31, 2017

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: Approved in 2007-08, amended in 2009-10

Strategic Outcome: 2) Natural Resource Sectors and Consumers are Environmentally Responsible

Program Activity: 2.1) Energy-efficient Practices and Lower-carbon Energy Sources

Description:

ecoENERGY for Biofuels supports the production of renewable alternatives to gasoline and diesel and encourages the development of a competitive domestic renewable fuels industry. The program provides an operating incentive to facilities that produce renewable alternatives to gasoline and diesel in Canada, based on production and sales volumes. ecoENERGY for Biofuels will invest up to $1.48 billion over 9 years, starting April 1, 2008, in support of biofuels production in Canada.

This transfer payment program does not have repayable contributions.

Expected Results:

Increased domestic production and development of a competitive domestic renewable fuel industry. The initial program target is 2.5 billion litres of domestic production capacity by 2012, consisting of 2 billion litres of renewable alternatives to gasoline (ethanol) and 500 million litres of renewable alternatives to diesel (biodiesel).

($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
Total Contributions 143.3 176.8 145.7 47.1
Total Transfer Payments 143.3 176.8 145.7 47.1

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: Finalized in 2012-13

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): N/A (No decision required)

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2017-18

General Targeted Recipient Group:

Existing and new producers, defined as a business organization that has full ownership of the equipment and/or structure housing the equipment necessary for the production of “renewable alternative(s) to gasoline and/or diesel”, in Canada; and that carries on or executes the entire “end-to-end production process” (as defined by the program) of the “renewable alternative(s) to gasoline and/or diesel” solely in Canada; and that is not subject to a controlling interest by a federal, provincial, or municipal government; and that meets the criteria set out by the ecoENERGY for Biofuels program.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

The deadline for submitting an application to the program was March 31, 2010. The program is no longer accepting applications.

The program engages recipients through regular calls on project process; monthly, semi-annual and annual financial and environmental reporting, progress of construction and commissioning reports, technical and environmental site visits, and recipient audits.

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Clean Energy Fund (Voted)

Start date: April 23, 2009

End date: October 31, 2016

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: Approved in 2009-10, amended in 2012-13

Strategic Outcome: 2) Natural Resource Sectors and Consumers are Environmentally Responsible

Program Activity: 2.2) Technology Innovation

Description:

In support of Canada’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the Clean Energy Fund provides $795 million over six years for clean energy demonstration and research and development (R&D), delivered in three components: (1) large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) demonstration projects undertaken by external recipients, (2) renewable energy and clean energy demonstration projects undertaken by external recipients, and (3) clean energy R&D to be carried out in federal laboratories.

The Clean Energy Fund was announced as a $1 billion program. In December 2009, in response to unprecedented demand for the ecoENERGY Retrofit Homes program, the Government of Canada allocated $205 million from the Clean Energy Fund to finance up to 120,000 additional home retrofits.

Transfer Payments for Demonstration Projects will not be intended to allow recipients to generate profits or to increase the value of their business. If a transfer payment to a project leads to a profit, the recipient will be required to repay the transfer payment. The requirements that may trigger repayments are detailed in the contribution agreement, along with the process for repayment.

Expected Results:

Expected results relate directly to knowledge and technology development:

  • Academia, industry and public sector collaborations for the advancement and demonstration of clean energy technologies; the outputs that will emerge from this activity are collaborations (e.g., contracts, agreements, memoranda of understanding, projects) established to research, develop and demonstrate clean energy technologies.
  • Increased availability of scientific and technical knowledge to advance the development of technology; the outputs that will emerge from this activity include knowledge products such as scientific, technical papers, workshops and codes, standards and regulations informed by research, development and demonstration.
($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
Total Contributions 29.0 116.9 60.9 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 29.0 116.9 60.9 0.0

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: N/A

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

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2013-14

General Targeted Recipient Group:

For large-scale CCS demonstration projects, eligible recipients included for-profit organizations legally incorporated or registered in Canada, who have the financial, technical, and operational capabilities to plan, fund, and implement a large-scale CCS project.

For smaller-scale demonstration projects, eligible recipients included for-profit and not-for-profit organizations legally incorporated or registered in Canada; utilities; industry associations; research associations; academic institutions; provincial, territorial and regional and municipal governments and their departments and agencies.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

Natural Resources Canada solicited project proposals through announcements on its web site. There is no current call for proposals and the department does not expect that there will be any further calls.

The program engages recipients through quarterly, annual and end-of-project financial and annual and end-of-project non-financial reporting, through progress updates on project activities, technical and environmental site visits, and recipient audits.

Name of Transfer Payment Program: ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative (ecoEII) (Voted)

Start date: June 23, 2011

End date: March 31, 2016

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: Approved in 2011-12

Strategic Outcome: 2) Natural Resource Sectors and Consumers are Environmentally Responsible

Program Activity: 2.2) Technology Innovation

Description:

The ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative (ecoEII) supports innovation in the clean energy sector by providing funding for research, development (R&D) and demonstration (collectively, RD&D) projects. It will provide $281 million over five years. The Initiative is integral to supporting the Government of Canada’s commitment that Canada’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions be reduced by 17 per cent from 2005 levels by 2020, and contributing toward Canadian prosperity and competitiveness.

The objective of the ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative is to advance Canada’s environmental performance and the competitiveness of Canada’s clean tech industry through a comprehensive suite of RD&D activities in the areas of clean energy and energy efficiency. Proposed investments will build on Canada’s strengths and competitive advantage, supporting next generation technologies that target the country’s energy profile and needs, while maximizing future GHG reductions. Activities are in five strategic priority areas: energy efficiency in buildings and communities; clean electricity and renewables; bioenergy; electrification of transportation; and unconventional oil and gas.

The ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative has two components: One for Research and Development Projects, and a second for Demonstration Projects. Together, these will support more than 200 projects. The call for submissions is now closed.

For R&D projects, transfer payments will not be repayable. For demonstration projects, it is not expected that transfer payments will lead to recipients generating profits or to increasing the value of their business. If a transfer payment to a project leads to a profit, the recipient will be required to repay a portion of the profits up to the value of the transfer payment. The requirements that may trigger repayments will be detailed in the contribution agreement, along with the process for repayment.

Expected Results:

Expected results relate directly to knowledge and technology development:

  • Academia, industry and public sector collaborations for the advancement and demonstration of clean energy technologies; the outputs that will emerge from this activity are collaborations (e.g., contracts, agreements, memoranda of understanding, projects) established to research, develop and demonstrate clean energy technologies.
  • Increased availability of scientific and technical knowledge to advance the development of technology; the outputs that will emerge from this activity include knowledge products such as scientific, technical papers, workshops and codes, standards and regulations informed by RD&D.
($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
Total Contributions 14.5 27.9 27.9 23.3
Total Transfer Payments 14.5 27.9 27.9 23.3

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: N/A

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

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014-15

General Targeted Recipient Group:

Legal entities validly incorporated or registered in Canada, including electricity and gas utilities, companies, industry associations, research associations, standards organizations, Aboriginal and community groups, Canadian academic institutions, and provincial, territorial, regional and municipal governments and their departments and agencies.

Specific calls for proposals may be limited to a sub-set of the above eligible recipients and technology areas.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

During the Arrange phase, Natural Resources Canada engaged key stakeholders through a series of Leaders’ Fora. Through these engagements, the focus of subsequent calls for projects under the five strategic priorities was refined.

During the Assess phase, very limited interaction occurred with applicants in order to keep the process fair, open and transparent. Only guidance of a very general nature was provided, where clarifications to an Applicants Guide that was provided to all Applicants were requested. No specific advice or help was provided under any circumstance.

During the Award phase, extensive discussions will occur with proponents to incorporate and address their needs to the extent possible within the framework of ecoEII program terms and conditions and Treasury Board guidelines. Some processes in the Award phase will entail extensive public and First Nation consultations. These may include requirements under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA). NRCan’s Office of Energy Research and Development will document public consultations undertaken under CEAA.

During the Administer phase, regular interaction with proponents is planned. First, the ecoEII program intends to hold regular monitoring meetings with all recipients on a quarterly or semi-annual basis. These will be formal meetings in which the progress of the project is discussed. In addition to these formal meetings, the ecoEII program will routinely interact with recipients. These interactions occur on a periodic basis via conference call. These meetings will be scheduled based on how the project is progressing. On these calls, as well as in the formal meetings, opportunities will exist for the recipient and the ecoEII program administrators to discuss issues and recipient concerns.

Name of Transfer Payment Program: ecoENERGY for Renewable Power (Voted)

Start date: April 1, 2007

End date: The program’s authority to enter into contribution agreements ended on March 31, 2011. However, allocated funding will be issued to program participants until 2020-21.

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: Approved in 2006-07

Strategic Outcome: 2) Natural Resource Sectors and Consumers are Environmentally Responsible

Program Activity: 2.1) Energy-efficient Practices and Lower-carbon Energy Sources

Description:

The ecoENERGY for Renewable Power program is investing up to $1.48 billion over 14 years to increase Canada's supply of clean electricity from renewable sources such as wind, biomass, low-impact hydro, geothermal, solar photovoltaic and ocean energy. It is intended to help position low-impact renewable energy technologies to make an increased contribution to Canada’s energy supply and thereby contribute to a more sustainable and diversified energy mix. Payments of the incentive will be paid over a 10-year period to qualifying projects.

This transfer payment program has repayable contributions.

Expected Results:

The expected result is increased production of renewable electricity supply in Canada. The program is contributing to the annual generation of about 14.0 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity through 4,458 megawatts (MW) of capacity. At present, this renewable energy production will lead to expected annual greenhouse gas emission reductions of 6-6.7 megatonnes and also reduce related criteria air contaminant emissions.

The program will continue to support renewable power production as per the terms of its contribution agreements with projects up to March 31, 2021.

($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
Total Contributions 134.2 137.9 137.9 137.9
Total Transfer Payments 134.2 137.9 137.9 137.9

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2010-11

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): N/A (No decision required).

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014-15

General Targeted Recipient Group:

A business, institution or organization (i.e., an independent power producer, provincial Crown corporation, electrical utility or energy cooperative) that meets the terms and conditions of the program.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

Applications are no longer accepted for the ecoENERGY for Renewable Power program as the commitment period ended on March 31, 2011. There are no activities to engage with new applicants. The department continues to engage with recipients to ensure compliance with the requirements of the contribution agreements.

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board (Statutory)

Start date: 1985-86

End date: Perpetuity

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: N/A

Strategic Outcome: 1) Canada's Natural Resource Sectors are Globally Competitive

Program Activity: 1.4) Statutory Programs — Atlantic Offshore

Description:

NRCan covers 50% of the operating costs of the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board. The Province pays the other 50%. This is done pursuant to provisions of the Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act.

This transfer payment program does not have any repayable contributions.

Expected Results:

Management of statutory requirements related to offshore petroleum in Newfoundland and Labrador in a timely and efficient manner.

($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
Total Contributions 6.3 7.8 7.8 7.8
Total Transfer Payments 6.3 7.8 7.8 7.8

In respect of each fiscal year and pursuant to legislation, the Board is required to submit a budget request. The Board is also required to submit revised budget requests when it appears that its expenditures are substantially greater or less than anticipated.

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: N/A

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

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: N/A

General Targeted Recipient Group:

Other level of government (joint federal / provincial board)

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

Before budgets are recommended for ministerial approval, officials engage with provincial and board officials.

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Payments to the Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Resource Revenue Fund (Statutory)

Start date: April 1987

End date: Perpetuity

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: N/A

Strategic Outcome: 1) Canada's Natural Resource Sectors are Globally Competitive

Program Activity: 1.4) Statutory Programs — Atlantic Offshore

Description:

To make payments to the province of Newfoundland and Labrador equivalent to the revenue amounts received by Canada in relation to offshore oil and gas activities in the province.

This transfer payment program does not have any repayable contributions.

Expected Results:

Payments to the province of Newfoundland and Labrador pursuant to provisions of the Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Act.

The program takes into consideration royalties and corporate income taxes related to the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore. Planned spending is subject to production levels, prices, exchange rates.

($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
Total Contributions 650.4 1,142.1 1,018.4 1,049.5
Total Transfer Payments 650.4 1,142.1 1,018.4 1,049.5

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: N/A

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

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: N/A

General Targeted Recipient Group:

Other level of government (joint federal / provincial board)

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

Before budgets are recommended for ministerial approval, officials engage with provincial and board officials.

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Nova Scotia Crown Share Adjustment Payments Regulations (Statutory)

Start date: June 1, 2012

End date: Perpetuity

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: N/A

Strategic Outcome: 1) Canada's Natural Resource Sectors are Globally Competitive

Program Activity: 1.4) Statutory Programs — Atlantic Offshore

Description:

The Minister of Natural Resources is obligated under sections 246 to 249 of the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act (the 'Accord Act') to make Crown Share Adjustment (CSA) payments to the Province of Nova Scotia from the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

The Government of Canada obtained a 25% carried interest in all offshore projects under the National Energy Program (NEP) which was initiated in 1980. The Province of Nova Scotia subsequently negotiated the right to acquire 25% and 50%, respectively, of any federal interest in oil and natural gas projects in the Nova Scotia offshore area under the 1982 Canada-Nova Scotia Agreement on Offshore Oil and Gas Management and Revenue Sharing (the '1982 Agreement'). The NEP was dismantled after the 1984 federal election but Nova Scotia subsequently negotiated Crown Share Adjustment payment provisions as part of the 1988 Accord Act. These provisions of the Accord Act essentially provide Nova Scotia with an equivalent financial benefit to what it would have achieved had it been able to exercise its Crown Share right under the 1982 Agreement.

Expected Results:

Payments to the province of Nova Scotia pursuant to provisions of the Accord Act and the Crown Share Adjustment Payments Regulations.

($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
Total Contributions 57.8 22.5 13.4 8.6
Total Transfer Payments 57.8 22.5 13.4 8.6

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: N/A

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

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: N/A

General Targeted Recipient Group:

Other level of government

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

The province of Nova Scotia is involved in all steps leading to the payment and ensures the payment is accurate.

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Payments to the Nova Scotia Offshore Revenue Account (Statutory)

Start date: 1993-94

End date: Perpetuity

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: N/A

Strategic Outcome: 1) Canada's Natural Resource Sectors are Globally Competitive

Program Activity: 1.4) Statutory Programs — Atlantic Offshore

Description:

To make payments to Nova Scotia equivalent to revenue amounts received by Canada in relation to offshore activities in the province.

This transfer payment program does not have any repayable contributions.

Expected Results:

Payments to the province of Nova Scotia pursuant to provisions of the Canada Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act.

The program takes into consideration royalties and corporate income taxes related to the Nova Scotia offshore. Planned spending is subject to production levels, prices, exchange rates.

($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
Total Contributions 82.7 79.3 56.9 52.0
Total Transfer Payments 82.7 79.3 56.9 52.0

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: N/A

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

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: N/A

General Targeted Recipient Group:

Other level of government (joint federal / provincial board)

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

Before budgets are recommended for ministerial approval, officials engage with provincial and board officials.


Disclosure of Transfer Payment Programs under $5 Million

Name of TPP Main Objective End Date of TPP, if applicable Type of TP (G,C) Planned
Spending for
2013-14
Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation General Targeted Recipient
Group
Departmental Class Grants & Contributions Program (DCGCP) (Voted) In support of organizations associated with the research, development, management, and promotion of activities that contribute to departmental objectives. March 31, 2017 G & C 3,651,000
(Total)
2011-12
- (DCGCP) - General Class Grants and Contributions (Voted) In support of organizations associated with the research, development, management, and promotion of activities that contribute to departmental objectives. March 31, 2017 G & C 3,151,000 2011-12 Persons; Non-profit organizations; International organizations and foreign countries; Provinces and territories; Municipalities and local organizations
- (DCGCP) - Targeted Geoscience Initiative – Phase 4 (TGI4) (Voted) To help the mineral exploration industry be more effective in finding deeply buried mineral deposits in mineral-producing regions of Canada. funded until
2013-14
G 500,000 2009-10
(TGI-4 is a renewal of TGI-3) Economic Opportunity Evaluation
Non-profit organizations; Industry-related
- (DCGCP) – Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (Voted) To increase activities of the Geological Survey of Canada to provide the public geoscience knowledge base needed to support increased economic prosperity of northern Canada through stable, long term investments in resource development. funded until
2012-13
(Work in progress to extend the Program)
G 0 2012-13 Non-profit organizations
Aboriginal Forestry Initiative (Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development - Strategic Partnerships Initiative – AANDC) (Voted) To facilitate economic development opportunities for Aboriginal Canadians by stimulating partnerships among communities and federal and non-federal partners within the forest sector. N/A C 1,000,000 2011-12 (predecessor program – First Nations Forestry Program) First Nations communities; Other Aboriginal recipients and organizations; (Aboriginal) Industry-related and Non-profit organizations
Port Hope Area Initiative – Phase 1 (Voted)
(1) Property Value Protection (PVP) Program;
(2) Municipal Tax Revenue Loss (MTRL) Protection Program
(1) The Port Hope (Area) Project furthers federal policy initiatives in the environmental area and responds to the government’s expressed intention to play a stewardship role in sustainable development, and particularly in waste management.
(2)The implementation of the MTRL Program is a necessary element of the Minister’s authority to carry out radioactive waste clean-ups and, more specifically, ability to establish radioactive waste management facilities.
March 31, 2013
(Work in progress to extend the Program)
G 750,000 2011-12 Persons; Municipalities and local organizations
Forest Communities Program (Voted) To help forest-based community partnerships to develop and share knowledge, strategies, and tools to adjust to a transitioning forest sector and to take advantage of emerging forest-based economic development opportunities. March 31, 2014 C 900,000 2011-12 Non-profit organizations; Provinces and territories; Municipalities and local organizations
ecoENERGY Efficiency (Voted) To improve energy efficiency in Canada. Canadian energy users in the industrial, residential, commercial/ institutional, and transportation sectors must have access to the information and qualified expertise required to make informed choices on energy consumption in the marketplace. Across all of these sectors, products that use energy and affect energy consumption will be a specific focus. March 31, 2016 C 2,805,000 N/A Persons; Non-profit organizations; Industry-related; Provinces and territories; Municipalities and local organizations; International organizations and foreign countries
ecoENERGY for Alternative Fuels (Voted) To enhance capacity within the standards community to harmonize/align and update the codes and standards; to increase alternative fuel stakeholder knowledge so that stakeholders are better able to assess alternative fuel pathways; and to increase alternative fuel stakeholder awareness and access to information on the benefits of alternative fuel options. March 31, 2016 C 230,000 N/A Industry-related; Non-profit organizations; Aboriginal recipients and organizations; Municipalities and local organizations; Provinces and territories
Enhancing Competitiveness in a Changing Climate (CCIAD renewal) (Voted) To equip Canada’s regions and targeted economic sectors to adapt by mainstreaming consideration of changing climate into standard management. March 31, 2016 C 4,700,000 2011-12 Industry-related; Professional organizations, Municipalities and local organizations; Provinces and territories
African Model Forest Initiative (Voted) To improve the conservation and sustainable management of forest resources in francophone Africa, including the Congo Basin, and the Mediterranean region (Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria). March 31, 2014 C 1,858,300 N/A Provinces and territories; Municipal and local organizations; International organizations and foreign Countries; Non-profit organizations
Canada-Saskatchewan Memorandum of Agreement on Legacy Uranium Mines (Gunnar and Lorado Uranium Mines) (Voted) To advance the decommissioning of legacy uranium mines and mill tailings in the Province of Saskatchewan according to current regulatory standards. To provide financial contributions to the Government of Saskatchewan to undertake decommissioning activities at legacy uranium mines and mill tailings sites on a cost-sharing basis. March 31, 2023 C 2,361,000 2012-13 Provinces and territories
Forest Research Institutes Initiative (Voted) To support Natural Resources Canada’s goal of sustainable natural resource development by harnessing innovation and technology through sectoral public / private partnerships to advance the competitiveness of the forest sector. March 31, 2015 C 2,368,000 2010-11 FPInnovations – a not-for-profit Canadian forest research organization
GeoConnections III (Voted) GeoConnections III will provide federal leadership to optimize the use of geospatial data in effective decision-making and lead strategic geomatics policy development. This will advance government priorities, support federal responsibilities, and foster economic development. March 31, 2015 C 750,000 2010-11 Non-profit organizations and Industry-related
Youth Employment Strategy – Career Focus (Voted) To increase the supply of highly qualified people, to promote the benefits of advanced studies, to demonstrate federal leadership by investing in the skills required to meet the needs of the knowledge economy and facilitate the transition of highly skilled young people to a rapidly changing labour market. N/A C 558,000 2009-10 Industry-related; Non-profit organizations; Provinces and territories
Canada Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (Statutory) Responsible for the regulation of petroleum affairs and safe practices within the Nova Scotia Offshore area. Statutory, non-lapsing authority C 3,550,000 N/A Provinces and territories