Disclosure of Transfer Payment Programs under $5 Million

Name of Transfer Payment Program (TPP) Link to Department’s Program Alignment Architecture Main Objective End Date of TPP, if applicable Type of TP (G,C) Planned Spending for 2015-16 Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation General Targeted Recipient Group(s)

Departmental Class Grants and Contributions Program - General Class Grants & Contributions (Voted)

Various

In support of organizations associated with the research, development, management, and promotion of activities that contribute to departmental objectives.

March 31, 2017

G&C  

2,837,000

2011-12

Persons; Non-profit organizations; International organizations and foreign countries; Provinces and territories; Municipalities and local organizations

Departmental Class Grants and Contributions Program - Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (Voted)

1.3 – Investment in Natural Resource Sectors

1.3.4 – Geo-Mapping for Energy and Minerals

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.

March 31, 2017

G

800,000

2012-13

Non-profit organizations

Aboriginal Forestry Initiative (Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development – Strategic Partnerships Initiative – AANDC) (Voted)

1.2 – Innovation for New Products and Processes

1.2.2 – Forest Sector Innovation

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 2 (Voted)

(1) Property Value Protection (PVP) Program;

(2) Municipal Tax Revenue Loss (MTRL) Protection Program

2.3 – Responsible Natural Resource Management

2.3.4 – Radioactive Waste Management

The PVP program provides compensation to eligible homeowners within the Port Hope area who realize a financial loss on the sale of their home as a result of a Project Effect.
The MTRL program compensates the municipalities for diminished municipal tax revenue resulting from property values that are reassessed and reduced as a result of either the Port Hope or Port Granby Projects.

March 31, 2022

G

3,000,000

2011-12

Persons; Municipalities and local organizations

Isotope Technology Acceleration Program (Voted)

2.2 – Technology Innovation

2.2.3 – Clean Energy Science and Technology

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 the exiting medical isotope business, thereby moving towards a fully market-based supply chain in 2016.

March 31, 2016

C

2,130,000

N/A

Non-profit organizations; Industry-related organizations; provinces and territories; municipalities and local organizations

ecoENERGY Efficiency (Voted)

2.1 – Energy-Efficient Practices and Lower-Carbon Energy Sources

2.1.4 – Energy Efficiency

To improve energy efficiency in Canada, the ecoENERGY Efficiency program is working toward five key Energy Sector priorities:

  • Saving consumers money by enabling informed energy choices;
  • Improving public confidence by reducing GHG emissions and environmental impacts of energy resource development and use;
  • Increasing industry competitiveness and productivity by encouraging the adoption of energy and cost-saving products and practices;
  • Focusing on lowering energy costs in communities, including remote, Northern and Aboriginal, by collaborating on energy efficiency; and,
  • Expanding international trade and investment in new markets by building collaboration and showcasing Canadian energy products, and services.

March 31, 2016

C

2,280,000

N/A

Persons; Non-profit organizations; Industry-related organizations; Provinces and territories; Municipalities and local organizations; International organizations and foreign countries

ecoENERGY for Alternative Fuels (Voted)

2.1 – Energy-Efficient Practices and Lower-Carbon Energy Sources

2.1.3 – Alternative Transportation Fuels

To align codes and develop new-bi-national standards with the United States to reduce barriers for the use of natural gas in transportation; and to increase stakeholders’ knowledge and access to information on alternative fuels so that stakeholders are better able to assess alternative fuel pathways and the benefits of alternative fuel options.

March 31, 2016

C

180,000

N/A

Industry-related organizations; Non-profit organizations; Aboriginal recipients and organizations; Municipalities and local organizations; Provinces and territories

Enhancing Competitiveness in a Changing Climate (CCIAD renewal) (Voted)

3.1 – Protection for Canadians and Natural Resources

3.1.4 – Climate Change Adaptation

To equip Canada’s regions and targeted economic sectors to adapt by mainstreaming consideration of changing climate into standard management.

March 31, 2016

C

2,500,000

2011-12

Industry-related organizations; Professional organizations; Municipalities and local organizations; Provinces and territories

Forest Research Institutes Initiative (Voted)

1.2 – Innovation for New Products and Processes

1.2.2 – Forest Sector Innovation

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

(Work in progress to extend the Program)

C

2,368,000

2010-11

FPInnovations – a not-for-profit Canadian forest research organization

Geo
Connections III
(Voted)

1.2 – Innovation for New Products and Processes

1.2.3 – Geospatial Innovation

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

500,000

2010-11

Non-profit organizations and Industry-related organizations

Youth Employment Strategy – Career Focus (Voted)

2.2 – Technology Innovation

2.2.3 – Clean Energy Science and Technology

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 organizations; Non-profit organizations; Provinces and territories

Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (Statutory)

1.4 – Statutory Programs – Atlantic Offshore

The Board is the independent joint regulator of the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia responsible for the regulation of petroleum activities in the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore area.

Statutory, non-lapsing authority

C

3,965,000

N/A

Provinces and territories

Gunnar Mine Remediation (previously called “Canada- Saskatchewan Memorandum of Agreement on Legacy Uranium Mines (Gunnar and Lorado Uranium Mines)”) (Voted)

2.3 Responsible Natural Resource Management

2.3.4 Radioactive Waste Management

To advance the decommissioning of legacy uranium mine and mill tailings in the Province of Saskatchewan according to current regulatory standards. To provide financial contributions to the Government of Saskatchewan for it to undertake decommissioning activities at legacy uranium mine and mill tailings sites on a cost-sharing basis.

March 31, 2023

C

1,944,750

2011-12

Province of Saskatchewan

World Class Tanker Safety System (Oil Spill Response Science Program) (Voted)

2.3 Responsible Natural Resource Management

2.3.4 Radioactive Waste Management

To support R&D on new technologies and processes to more effectively recover heavy oil spilled in marine environments.

March 31, 2019

C

1,250,000

N/A

Industry-related organizations; Non-profit organizations; Provinces and territories, First Nations, Academia

Clean Energy Fund (Voted)

2.2 Technology Innovation

2.2.3 Clean Energy Science and Technology

To Support Canada’s commitment to reduce GHG emissions and provide funding for clean energy demonstration and research and development (R&D), delivered in three components: (1) Large scare carbon capture and storage demonstration projects undertaken by external recipients, (2) renewable energy and clean energy demonstration projects undertaken by external recipients and (3) clean R&D to be carried out in federal laboratories.

October 31, 2016

C

0

N/A

For Large Scale CCS demonstration projects; for-profit organizations incorporated or registered in Canada.

For Smaller-scale demonstration projects; for-profit and not-for-profit organizations incorporated or registered in Canada.

Supplementary Information (Tables) 2015-16