ISED 2019–20 Departmental Plan — Supplementary information tables

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

ISED 2019-20 Departmental Plan — Supplementary information tables

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

ISED's Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy is available on the Department's website.

Details on transfer payment programs of $5 million or more

General information
Name of transfer payment program

Accessible Technology Development Program

Start date

September 28, 2017

End date

March 31, 2022

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2017-18

Link to department's Program Inventory

Bridging Digital Divides

Description

The Program seeks to co-fund the development of new adaptive and assistive technology solutions for Canadians living with disabilities in order to increase accessibility to the Internet, remove barriers to employability, and enable greater participation in the digital economy.

Expected results

The program aims to support a diverse portfolio of projects that address common barriers faced by persons with disabilities, focussing on new and improved technology, affordability, and commercially available solutions. The goal of these investments is to increase the employability of Canadians with disabilities.

Expected results include:

  • Funding at least 6 projects per year, and up to 50 projects over five years;
  • Targeting the commercialization of at least five new technology solutions;
  • Initiating projects through collaborations, at a ratio of at least two partnerships per project;
  • Increasing the number of accessible and affordable technologies available to persons with disabilities; and
  • Reducing the high rates of unemployment among persons with disabilities through the adoption of the new technology solutions developed through this initiative.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable, new program

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups

Non-profit organizations, for profit organizations and research institutes

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

Applicants and recipients are engaged through the call-for-proposals process and through the contribution agreement monitoring process during which the Department continues to work with recipients and requires quarterly project reports. Potential applicants are engaged through promotion of the program at conferences as well as through a network of partners in the disability area, including other federal departments. In addition, recipients are engaged through their program officers and communications with the Department, as well as ad hoc site visits, as a means of building and maintaining strong relationships.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2018–19
Forecast spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
2021–22
Planned spending
Total grants

-

-

-

-

Total contributions

2,664,000

5,413,743

5,089,255

5,413,743

Total other types of transfer payments

-

-

-

-

Total program

2,664,000

5,413,743

5,089,255

5,413,743

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Computers for Schools

Start date

1993

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2018-19

Link to department's Program Inventory

Bridging Digital Divides

Description

Through the Computers for Schools (CFS) program, donated surplus computer equipment and devices are refurbished by national, provincial and territorial program partners. Once refurbished, they are distributed to schools, libraries, non-profit organizations, Indigenous communities and eligible low-income Canadians across Canada. Through this national partnership-based network, the program ensures improved access for Canadians to technology. The Technical Work Experience Program (TWEP), now known as the CFS Intern (CFSI) program, is also delivered by CFS recipients. Results stemming from CFSI are reported by Employment and Social Development Canada under the Youth Employment Strategy. CFSI is the in-house workforce for the refurbishment workshops.

Expected results

The program aims to provide equitable opportunities for Canadians to acquire the equipment, skills and work experience needed to thrive in the digital economy. CFS also reduces the environmental impact of digital technologies.

Expected results include:

  • Donations of surplus computer equipment which are received and refurbished;
  • Distribution of 70,000 refurbished computer equipment per annum to schools, libraries, non-profit organizations, Indigenous communities, and to eligible low-income Canadians that will support and strengthen the national economy and competitiveness by building knowledge, skills, work experience and a skilled workforce;
  • Provision of up to 270 internships annually for development of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and digital skills related to refurbishment of computers, and project management skills more generally;
  • Diverting ICT equipment from landfills or recyclers. In 2017-2018, the CFS program diverted 750 tons of e-waste from landfills or recyclers;
  • Government of Canada will maximize re-use of computer equipment, and as one of the largest purchasers of computer equipment in Canada, will also reduce the environmental footprint and optimize the benefit and value for money for Canadians of these purchases;
  • Government of Canada leadership in corporate social responsibility and sustainable development;
  • Engaging low-income Canadian households in the digital economy; and
  • Enhancement of employability and marketability of youth (including those from underrepresented groups) through internships specifically targeted to develop expertise and skills needed to actively participate in the digital economy.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2016-17

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

2021-22

General targeted recipient groups

Non-profit organizations and provincial governments

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

The program holds an annual meeting with all CFS recipients to engage them on program objectives, and teleconferences are scheduled throughout the year to monitor the program's progress. CFS recipients are also encouraged to track progress through quarterly reports which are requirements under their contribution agreement. In addition, recipients are engaged through their project officers and communications with the Department as a means of building and maintaining strong relationships. Finally, there are regular site visits and a rotating schedule of recipient audits.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2018–19
Forecast spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
2021–22
Planned spending
Total grants

-

-

-

-

Total contributions (CFS)

5,415,000

4,663,157

4,663,157

4,663,157

Total contributions (TWEP)

6,265,000

3,537,085

3,537,085

3,537,085

Total other types of transfer payments

-

-

-

-

Total program

11,680,000

8,200,242

8,200,242

8,200,242

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Connect to Innovate (CTI) Program

Start date

December 15, 2016

End date

March 31, 2021

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2016-17

Link to department's Program Inventory

Bridging Digital Divides

Description

A $500 million program announced in Budget 2016 that focuses on extending and enhancing high-capacity backbone infrastructure and high-speed internet to rural and remote communities across Canada, with flexibility to fund some last-mile infrastructure for underserved households, institutions and businesses.

Expected results

CTI aims to extend and enhance backbone infrastructure access to at least 300 underserved communities across Canada.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable, new program

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

2019-20

General targeted recipient groups

Internet service providers, non-profit organizations, provincial, territorial and municipal governments, Indigenous organizations or other groups interested in coordinating projects to serve rural, northern and remote areas of Canada.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

Engagement initiatives include:

  • Regular outreach with applicants on program development;
  • Coordination with provincial/territorial and First Nations groups, partners and other government departments and agencies to leverage funding available for broadband;
  • Website with interactive mapping tool;
  • Sustained social media presence; and
  • Regular site visits and a schedule of regular audits and evaluations.
Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2018–19
Forecast spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
2021–22
Planned spending
Total grants

-

-

-

-

Total contributions

129,025,000

256,118,674

90,654,024

-

Total other types of transfer payments

-

-

-

-

Total program

129,025,000

256,118,674

90,654,024

-

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Digital Literacy Exchange Program

Start date

September 28, 2017

End date

March 31, 2022

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2017-18

Link to department's Program Inventory

Bridging Digital Divides

Description

The program seeks to support non-profit organizations in the development and delivery of fundamental digital literacy skills training to Canadians who would benefit from increased participation in the digital economy.

Expected results

The program aims to facilitate and encourage the participation of underrepresented groups in the digital economy by investing in initiatives that provide them with the necessary tools, access and skills to participate. The goal of the fundamental digital literacy training is to ensure that no Canadian is left behind by the rapid adoption of digital technology. Formal targets for the number of participants are being negotiated with the recipient organizations.

Expected results include:

  • Improving access to digital literacy training for Canadians who are underrepresented in the digital economy (persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, those who do not speak English at home, those who have not completed high school, seniors);
  • Increasing confidence and improving skills in using the Internet to Canadians who are underrepresented in the digital economy;
  • Enabling a connected and digitally engaged society;
  • Providing Canadians with the skills to participate in the digital economy;
  • Providing half of the provinces and territories with training by March 31, 2019 and covering all of the provinces and territories by March 31, 2022; and
  • Reaching targets for training of underrepresented groups.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable, new program

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

2021-22

General targeted recipient groups

Non-profit organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

Applicants and recipients were engaged through the call-for-proposals process and through the contribution agreement monitoring process during which the Department continues to work with recipients and requires quarterly project reports. In addition, recipients are engaged through their program officers and communications with the Department, as well as ad hoc site visits, as means of building and maintaining strong relationships. Computers for Success Canada, a non-profit organization, is promoting Digital Literacy Exchange training sessions to recipients of refurbished computers through the Connecting Families initiative.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2018–19
Forecast spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
2021–22
Planned spending
Total grants

-

-

-

-

Total contributions

4,294,300

7,294,315

7,294,315

7,294,315

Total other types of transfer payments

-

-

-

-

Total program

4,294,300

7,294,315

7,294,315

7,294,315

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Digital Skills for Youth (DS4Y)

Start date

December 11, 2017

End date

March 31, 2022

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and -conditions

2017-18

Link to department's Program Inventory

Talent Development

Description

DS4Y is a program under the Career Focus stream of the Youth Employment Strategy, intended to support recent underemployed post-secondary graduates with valuable and practical work experience and additional training that will help them improve their employability and use their talent to their full potential so that they can succeed in the digital economy.

Expected results

The program will contribute to increasing the employability of youth in Canada (equipped with integrated digital and soft skills) so that Canadians can succeed in the digital economy.

The program aims to fund approximately 600 underemployed post-secondary graduates per annum. Expected results also include:

  • Participants receive practical work experience and opportunities to upskill;
  • Small organizations are supported and are better positioned to succeed in the global knowledge-based economy;
  • Participants enhance their employability;
  • Internship outcomes are of continued benefit to the Internship Host Organizations; and
  • The program fosters a Canadian workforce that is the most talented, skilled, creative and diverse in the world.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

2019-20 (Employment and Social Development Canada-led horizontal evaluation of the Youth Employment Strategy)

General targeted recipient groups

For-profit organizations and non-profit organizations including associations, community-based organizations, educational institutions, Chambers of Commerce or Boards of Trade, economic development corporations; provincial, territorial or municipal governments and their agencies; Indigenous governments, Band Councils and other non-profit groups representing Indigenous peoples; provincial and territorial crown corporations.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

Applicants and recipients are engaged through the call-for-proposals process and through the contribution agreement monitoring process during which the Department continues to work with recipients and requires quarterly project reports. In addition, recipients are engaged through their project officers and communications with the Department, as well as site visits, as a means of building and maintaining strong relationships.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2018–19
Forecast spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
2021–22
Planned spending
Total grants

-

-

-

-

Total contributions

8,624,410

9,479,500

10,427,450

10,427,450

Total other types of transfer payments

-

-

-

-

Total program

8,624,410

9,479,500

10,427,450

10,427,450

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Mitacs Inc.

Start date

April 1, 2012

End date

March 31, 2022

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2012-13

Link to department's Program Inventory

Talent Development

Description

Mitacs Inc. (Mitacs) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting high-quality research and innovation by building linkages between academia and industry, and strengthening linkages between researchers and students in Canada and abroad across all academic disciplines. This is done by providing postsecondary students and postdoctoral fellows with work-integrated learning opportunities to develop their professional skills and apply their expertise to business-related research challenges.

Expected results

The contributions to Mitacs are expected to achieve the following results:

  • Increased annual number of Mitacs work-integrated learning opportunities for post-secondary students and postdoctoral fellows to 10,000 per year by 2021-22;
  • Increased collaboration and knowledge transfer between academia and industry across a wide range of sectors of the Canadian economy;
  • Enhanced skills of post-secondary students and postdoctoral fellows achieved through Mitacs work-integrated learning;
  • Increased nature and extent of research linkages with both domestic and international partners;
  • Increased participating company investment in industrial research, development and innovation;
  • Improved employability of post-secondary students and postdoctoral fellows in their field; and
  • Increased retention of domestic and international post-secondary students and fellows in Canada after completion of their studies.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2016-17

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

2021-22

General targeted recipient groups

Mitacs Inc. is a single recipient transfer payment program.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

ISED maintains an ongoing dialogue with Mitacs and reviews the Corporate Plan and Annual Report that Mitacs submits each year to monitor progress towards the achievement of expected results and compliance with the terms and conditions of the funding agreements. An ISED official attends Mitacs Board of Directors meetings as an observer.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2018–19
Forecast spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
2021–22
Planned spending
Total grants

-

-

-

-

Total contributions

64,950,000

75,000,000

78,000,000

80,000,000

Total other types of transfer payments

-

-

-

-

Total program

64,950,000

75,000,000

78,000,000

80,000,000

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Community Futures Program

Start date

1986

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2010-11

Link to department's Program Inventory

Economic Development in Northern Ontario

Description

The Community Futures Program is a national program administered by ISED in Northern Ontario and the regional development agencies in the rest of Canada. The ultimate objectives of the program are to foster economic stability, growth and job creation; help create diversified and competitive local rural economies; and help build sustainable communities. ISED provides financial support to 24 Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) in Northern Ontario, that are incorporated, non-profit, community-based development organizations, each governed by a local volunteer board of directors. They offer a variety of products and services to support small business growth and community economic development, including access to capital, strategic community planning and socio-economic development; support for community-based projects and special initiatives; and business information, planning and support services. ISED provides financial contributions to support the ongoing operations of individual CFDCs through either one, three or five-year agreements.

Expected results

Expected results include:

  • Communities and businesses in Northern Ontario acquire the skills and capacity to respond to economic development opportunities; and
  • Communities and businesses in Northern Ontario have access to financial resources to respond to economic development opportunities.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2018-19

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

To be confirmed

General targeted recipient groups

Non-profit organizations (Community Futures Organizations including locally-based CFDCs, CFDC regional networks, and the provincial association).

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

ISED will continue to work collaboratively with Community Futures Organizations, including Community Futures Development Corporations, their regional networks and provincial associations, through various activities. These include outreach/liaison, capacity building, program and policy development, referrals, compliance monitoring with regards to contribution agreements, and other collaborative activities.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2018–19
Forecast spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
2021–22
Planned spending
Total grants

-

-

-

-

Total contributions

8,360,000

8,360,008

8,360,008

8,360,008

Total other types of transfer payments

-

-

-

-

Total program

8,360,000

8,360,008

8,360,008

8,360,008

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Growth Through Regional Innovation Program (GRIP) (known as Regional Economic Growth Through Innovation (REGI)); includes Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) initiatives

Start date

October 18, 2018

End date

REGI — March 31, 2023
WES-Women Entrepreneurship Fund — March 31, 2020
WES Ecosystem Fund — March 31, 2023

Type of transfer payment

REGI — Grant and Contribution
WES — Contribution

Type of appropriation

Annually through Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2018-19

Link to department's Program Inventory

Economic Development in Northern Ontario

Description

ISED through the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor) and in collaboration with other regional development agencies will deliver the REGI initiative, which builds on the objectives of the Innovation and Skills Plan. The goal of REGI is to provide streamlined, nationally consistent and yet regionally tailored support for business productivity and scale-up, particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and women entrepreneurs and other underrepresented groups, and assist the

enhancement of regional industrial and technology clusters and regional innovation ecosystems. The program will provide assistance through two new program streams:

  • Business Scale-up and Productivity Stream (BSP): Invest in and support businesses at various stages of development, including high-growth firms to accelerate their growth and assist them in scaling up, enhance their productivity and competitiveness in both domestic and global markets.
  • Regional Innovation Ecosystems Stream (RIE): Create, grow and nurture inclusive regional ecosystems that support business needs and foster an entrepreneurial environment conducive to innovation, growth and competitiveness.

The WES provides nationally coordinated, regionally tailored investments to help women entrepreneurs and support regional innovation ecosystems through two program streams:

  • WES Ecosystem Fund: A five-year program to help non-profit, third-party organizations deliver support for women entrepreneurs and address gaps in the ecosystem.
  • Pilot Contribution Program (Women Entrepreneurship Fund): A two-year program that invests directly in women-owned or women-led businesses to help them grow and reach new markets.

Contributions issued under REGI may be unconditionally or conditionally repayable, or non-repayable. Contributions issued under the WES are non-repayable only.

Expected results

Expected results include:

  • Businesses are adopting innovations and commercializing innovative products or services;
  • Regional Innovation Ecosystems are expanding the number of supported businesses; and
  • WES: Women entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable, new program

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

2024-25

General targeted recipient groups

Incorporated for-profit companies, non-profit organizations, industry associations, post-secondary institutions, Indigenous organizations, business accelerators, incubators, women-led businesses, angel networks; social enterprises; a group of eligible recipients such as an industry association or consortium; a municipality and all other municipal-type organizations; and a federal or provincial crown corporation/ organization or any other entity created by the provincial government or a provincial department.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

FedNor collaborates with its partners and engages key stakeholders in discussions regarding economic development and business growth to ensure that FedNor's investments respond to the needs of the SMEs. Key partners and stakeholders may include other levels of government, community leaders, financial institutions and private-sector organizations. Furthermore, information on the REGI initiative as well as the WES is shared with applicants and recipients through FedNor's website.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2018–19
Forecast spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
2021–22
Planned spending
Total grants

-

-

-

-

Total contributions

4,989,000

8,183,630

5,212,630

5,345,630

Total other types of transfer payments

-

-

-

-

Total program

4,989,000

8,183,630

5,212,630

5,345,630

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Northern Ontario Development Program

Start date

April 1, 1996

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2011-12

Link to department's Program Inventory

Economic Development in Northern Ontario

Description

The Northern Ontario Development Program (NODP) is administered by FedNor. The NODP's objective is to promote economic development, economic diversification, job creation and sustainable, self-reliant communities in Northern Ontario. This is achieved by providing financial support, through transfer payments, to small and medium-sized enterprises and non-profit organizations, including municipalities, municipal organizations, community development organizations and research institutions, in three priority areas: community economic development, business growth and competitiveness, and innovation.

Expected results

Expected results include:

  • Communities and businesses in Northern Ontario acquire the skills and capacity to respond to economic development opportunities; and
  • Communities and businesses in Northern Ontario have access to financial resources to respond to economic development opportunities.

Performance measures/indicators include:

  • Jobs created and maintained as a direct result of FedNor projects; and
  • Amount leveraged per dollar invested in community projects in Northern Ontario.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2016-17

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

2020-21

General targeted recipient groups

Eligible recipients for NODP include non-profit and for-profit organizations (small and medium-sized enterprises), including community development organizations, Indigenous organizations, municipalities and municipal organizations, First Nations and post-secondary institutions.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

ISED will continue to work collaboratively with Northern Ontario stakeholders, applicants, recipients and partners through outreach/liaison activities with communities and small and medium-sized enterprises, assistance with project development and referrals, compliance monitoring with regards to contribution agreements, and other collaborative activities with other federal departments and Ontario provincial ministries.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2018-19
Forecast spending
2019-20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
2021-22
Planned spending
Total grants

-

-

-

-

Total contributions

38,440,000

36,440,000

36,440,000

36,440,000

Total other types of transfer payments

-

-

-

-

Total program

38,440,000

36,440,000

36,440,000

36,440,000

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Innovation Superclusters Initiative

Start date

May 24, 2017

End date

March 31, 2023

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2017-18

Link to department's Program Inventory

Innovation Superclusters Initiative

Description

The Innovation Superclusters Initiative (ISI) supports the acceleration of world-leading innovation superclusters in Canada that translate the country's strengths into new commercial opportunities for Canadian firms.

Expected results

Expected results include:

  • Number of new firms created in target area exceeds overall national average (March 31, 2023);
  • 10% increase in the number of anchor firms in selected clusters (March 31, 2023); and
  • 1.2 dollars leveraged for each ISI dollar invested (March 31, 2023).
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable, new program

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

2021-22

General targeted recipient groups

Business-led consortia of firms, post-secondary and research institutions, and innovation intermediaries

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

Engagement initiatives include:

  • Information sessions with the public and stakeholders during the ISI program intake phase; and
  • Ongoing communication with recipients during the ISI implementation phase.
Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2018-19
Forecast spending
2019-20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
2021-22
Planned spending
Total grants

-

-

-

-

Total contributions

14,051,000

183,531,529

239,286,763

232,285,697

Total other types of transfer payments

-

-

-

-

Total program

14,051,000

183,531,529

239,286,763

232,285,697

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Canada Foundation for Innovation

Start date

April 15, 1998

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2018-19

Link to the department's Program Inventory

Higher Education Sector Science and Research

Description

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is an independent corporation created by the Government of Canada to fund research infrastructure. The CFI's mandate is to strengthen the capacity of Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research institutions to carry out world-class research and technology development that benefits Canadians.

Expected results

Through the activities supported by the program, the CFI is expected to help enhance the capacity of research institutions to:

  • Attract and retain the world's top research talent;
  • Train the next generation of researchers;
  • Enable researchers to undertake world-class research and technology development that leads to social, economic and environmental benefits for Canadians; and
  • Support private sector innovation and commercialization.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2015-16

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

2019-20

General targeted recipient groups

The CFI is a single recipient transfer payment program. The CFI awards funds to non-profit organizations (specifically universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research organizations).

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

ISED maintains an ongoing dialogue with CFI and monitors its progress towards the achievement of expected results and compliance with the terms and conditions of the contribution agreements between ISED and CFI.

The CFI is also hosting a number of town halls across Canada in 2019 to provide opportunities for the research community and key stakeholders to help shape how the CFI responds tothe evolving needs of Canada's research community.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2018–19
Forecast spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
2021–22
Planned spending
Total grants

-

-

-

-

Total contributions

362,700,000

389,300,000

402,870,000

493,970,000

Total other types of transfer payments

-

-

-

-

Total program

362,700,000

389,300,000

402,870,000

493,970,000

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Start date

1986

End date

March 31, 2022

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates for funding for CIFAR's core activities; Statutory for funding that CIFAR receives for the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2018-19

Link to department's Program Inventory

Higher Education Sector Science and Research

Description

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) is a non-profit organization that supports networks of Canadian and international researchers who conduct long-term research on important scientific, social and economic issues. Promoting world-class research partnerships on these issues helps build research capacity in Canada. At present, CIFAR supports 12 research programs which engage over 300 researchers in a range of areas, including experience-based brain and biological development, nanoelectronics, and quantum information processing. CIFAR is also responsible for implementing the federal government's Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy announced in Budget 2017, with aim to cement Canada's position as a world leader.

Expected results

Through the activities undertaken with the contribution, CIFAR is expected to achieve the following results:

  • Highly qualified personnel, including post-doctoral fellows, develop and broaden their research capabilities through their participation on international, interdisciplinary research teams;
  • Research is strengthened with the use of interdisciplinary models;
  • Increased national and international research interactions and collaboration;
  • Research knowledge is promoted and disseminated; and
  • Federal investment enables CIFAR to leverage research funding from other sources.

Through the activities undertaken with the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy contribution, CIFAR is expected to achieve the following additional results:

  • Canada's international profile and visibility in artificial intelligence research and training is enhanced;
  • Increased productivity in Deep AI academic research and enhanced capacity to generate world-class research and innovation;
  • Increased collaboration across Institute nodes and strengthened relationships with receptors of innovation across sectors;
  • Attraction and retention of Deep AI-talent in Canadian universities and industry; development of AI research capabilities through a palette of training opportunities for highly qualified personnel; and
  • The translation of AI research discoveries into application in the public and private sectors leads to socio-economic benefits.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2016-17

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

2021-22

General targeted recipient groups

CIFAR is a single recipient transfer payment program.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

ISED maintains ongoing dialogue with CIFAR and reviews the Corporate Plan and Annual Report that CIFAR submits each year to monitor progress towards the achievement of expected results and compliance with the terms and conditions of the funding agreement.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2018–19
Forecast spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
2021–22
Planned spending
Total grants

-

-

-

-

Total contributions

28,000,000

39,500,000

37,000,000

37,000,000

Total other types of transfer payments

-

-

-

-

Total program

28,000,000

39,500,000

37,000,000

37,000,000

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

CANARIE Inc.

Start date

1993

End date

March 31, 2020

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2014-15

Link to the department's Program Inventory

Higher Education Sector Science and Research

Description

CANARIE is a non-profit organization established in 1993 to deliver Canada's only research and education network, allowing Canadians to engage in leading-edge research. CANARIE operates and develops the backbone of Canada's advanced, high-speed research network, and facilitates and supports publicly funded research and innovation. In partnership with regional advanced networks, the CANARIE network connects Canadian research facilities, universities, educational institutions, hospitals and other science facilities as well as links them to their international peers. It is an essential tool for researchers, innovators and educators.

Expected results

Expected results include:

  • Enhanced opportunities for collaborative knowledge creation and innovation within Canada's research and education communities through the maintenance and development of the CANARIE Network and related tools and services;
  • Expansion of the research and education community's access to and utilization of the CANARIE Network and the availability of tools and programming that increase the effectiveness of its use; and
  • Enabling the creation of innovative information and communication technology products and services and the acceleration of their commercialization in Canada.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2018-19

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

To be confirmed

General targeted recipient groups

CANARIE is a single recipient transfer payment program.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

ISED maintained ongoing dialogue with CANARIE and reviewed the Annual Business Plan and Annual Report that CANARIE submitted to monitor progress towards the achievement of expected results as well as compliance with the terms and conditions of the Contribution Agreement. A government official also attends CANARIE Board of Directors meetings as an observer. ISED also consulted a wide range of stakeholders, including CANARIE, on the development of a Digital Research Infrastructure Strategy, and engaged with CANARIE on its role in supporting implementation of the strategy.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2018–19
Forecast spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
2021–22
Planned spending
Total grants

-

-

-

-

Total contributions

20,400,000

25,747,455

-

-

Total other types of transfer payments

-

-

-

-

Total program

20,400,000

25,747,455

-

-

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD)

Start date

April 1, 2017

End date

March 31, 2022

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2017-18

Link to department's Program Inventory

Higher Education Sector Science and Research

Description

The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) is a non-profit organization established in 2007 that works in partnership with academia, industry, government and foundations, to identify and de-risk promising discoveries in drug technology in order to stimulate increased private sector investment in the development and commercialization of related technologies. The CDRD links researchers from institutions across Canada and internationally, and provides researchers and entrepreneurs access to mentors, state-of-the-art expertise and infrastructure to facilitate drug discovery and development activities.

Expected results

With the contribution, CDRD is expected to achieve the following results:

  • Expand CDRD's reach to health researchers and entrepreneurs across Canada to accelerate drug development and commercialization;
  • Expand the commercial benefits gained from investments in basic health research; and
  • Create a robust pipeline of health technologies capable of achieving commercial success.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable, new program

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

2021-22

General targeted recipient groups

CDRD is a single recipient transfer payment program.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

ISED maintains an ongoing dialogue with CDRD and reviews the Corporate Plan and Annual Report that CDRD submits each year to monitor progress towards the achievement of expected results and compliance with the terms and conditions of the contribution agreement.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2018–19
Forecast spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
2021–22
Planned spending
Total grants

-

-

-

-

Total contributions

16,000,000

16,000,000

16,000,000

16,000,000

Total other types of transfer payments

-

-

-

-

Total program

16,000,000

16,000,000

16,000,000

16,000,000

General information
Name of transfer payment program

Digital Research Infrastructure Strategy

Start date

March 21, 2019

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2018-19

Link to the department's Program Inventory

Higher Education Science and Research

Description

Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI) is an essential foundation for modern science and research and includes advanced research computing (ARC) used for big data analysis and processing; research software (RS) used to access, share and utilize data; and data management (DM) tools used to manage and preserve datasets to enhance research quality and promote data sharing and reuse. Following the Budget 2018 commitment to implement a DRI Strategy to improve access to these digital tools and services for academic researchers across Canada, this contribution program will support a new, not-for-profit organization in providing national coordination, investments and services for ARC, DM and RS.

Expected results

The program will support a national non-profit DRI governing corporation that develops and implements a vision for DRI and identifies roles and responsibilities amongst itself and other organizations in the DRI ecosystem. Expected results include:

  • Increased technological capacity in the DRI ecosystem;
  • Canada's researchers have improved skills related to the use of DRI and data;
  • DRI resources are safeguarded from cybersecurity threats;
  • Awareness of a national non-profit DRI governing corporation and of national ARC, RS and DM platforms and tools;
  • DRI funding is leveraged by other investments to provide greater value for money;
  • Equitable and inclusive access to DRI for women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, casual and medium-term users, early career researchers, and non-traditional ARC disciplines including researchers in the social sciences, humanities, and the arts;
  • Growing national coordination within the DRI ecosystem;
  • A DRI ecosystem that is responsive to stakeholders;
  • A DRI ecosystem that is responsive to user needs;
  • Canada has world-leading research capacity; and
  • Increased knowledge creation and research impact.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable, new program

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

To be confirmed

General targeted recipient groups

This is a single recipient transfer payment program. The recipient of the new contribution program is still to be determined.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

ISED will monitor progress towards the achievement of expected results as well as compliance with the terms and conditions of the Contribution Agreement by maintaining active dialogue with the recipient and reviewing the Annual Corporate Plans and Annual Reports. A government official will also attend the recipient's Board of Directors meetings as an observer.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2018-19
Forecast spending
2019-20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
2021-22
Planned spending
Total grants

-

-

-

-

Total contributions

-

48,733,568

77,552,900

150,305,900

Total other types of transfer payments

-

-

-

-

Total program

-

48,733,568

77,552,900

150,305,900

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Genome Canada

Start date

March 27, 2000

End date

March 31, 2024

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Contribution, Statutory Contribution, Appropriated annually through Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2016-17

Link to department's Program Inventory

Higher Education Sector Science and Research

Description

Genome Canada is a non-profit corporation that supports six independently incorporated regional Genome Centres across Canada. With the Genome Centres and other partners, Genome Canada invests in large-scale research projects, leading-edge technology platforms, and translation of research into applications, in key areas such as health, agriculture, the environment, fisheries, aquaculture, forestry, mining, and energy. Genome Canada also supports research projects aimed at studying and analyzing the ethical, environmental, economic, legal, and social issues related to genomics.

Expected results

With the contribution, Genome Canada is expected to achieve the following results:

  • Increased breadth and depth of knowledge in genomics, including knowledge related to the ethical, environmental, economic, legal and social issues of genomics;
  • Canada has a solid base of researchers who are trained to undertake future genomics research;
  • The translation of research discoveries into application in the public and private sectors leads to socio-economic benefits either directly or through development toward, for example, commercialization;
  • Canadian genomics research is enabled through the provision of leading-edge genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and bioinformatics technologies; and
  • Canada's international profile and visibility in genomics research is enhanced.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2015-16

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

2019-20

General targeted recipient groups

Genome Canada is a single recipient transfer payment program.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

ISED maintains an ongoing dialogue with Genome Canada and reviews the Corporate Plan and Annual Report that Genome Canada submits each year to monitor progress towards the achievement of expected results and compliance with the terms and conditions of the funding agreements. An ISED official attends Genome Canada Board of Directors meetings as an observer.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2018–19
Forecast spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
2021–22
Planned spending
Total grants

-

-

-

-

Total contributions

68,700,000

71,800,000

38,000,000

30,000,000

Total other types of transfer payments

-

-

-

-

Total program

68,700,000

71,800,000

38,000,000

30,000,000

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Institute for Quantum Computing

Start date

April 1, 2014

End date

March 31, 2022

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2017-18

Link to department's Program Inventory

Higher Education Sector Science and Research

Description

The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is a research institute based at the University of Waterloo. The IQC's mission is to be the world leader in the development of quantum technologies, and its objective is to create a supportive environment for physicists, mathematicians, engineers and computer scientists to advance the fields of quantum information science.

Expected results

With the contribution, IQC is expected to achieve the following results:

  • Increase knowledge in quantum information science and technology;
  • Support and create opportunities for students to learn and apply new knowledge;
  • Increase awareness and knowledge of quantum information science and technology and the IQC in both the scientific community and amongst Canadians more generally;
  • Position Canada to take advantage of economic and social benefits of research by seizing opportunities and commercializing breakthrough research; and
  • Brand Canada as a place to conduct research in quantum information science and technologies.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2013-14

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

2020-21

General targeted recipient groups

The IQC is a single recipient transfer payment program. The funding flows from ISED to IQC through a funding agreement with the University of Waterloo.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

ISED maintains ongoing dialogue with the IQC and reviews the Corporate Plan and Annual Report that the IQC submits each year to monitor progress towards the achievement of expected results and compliance with the terms and conditions of the funding agreement. ISED officials also conduct site visits and attend IQC events.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2018–19
Forecast spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
2021–22
Planned spending
Total grants

-

-

-

-

Total contributions

5,000,000

5,000,000

5,000,000

5,000,000

Total other types of transfer payments

-

-

-

-

Total program

5,000,000

5,000,000

5,000,000

5,000,000

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Start date

April 1, 2007

End date

July 31, 2022

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2017-18

Link to department's Program Inventory

Higher Education Sector Science and Research

Description

The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is a non-profit, research institute devoted to foundational issues in theoretical physics. The Institute pursues scientific research and engages in educational outreach activities, bringing together international scientists to push the limits of understanding of physical laws and develop new ideas about the essence of space, time, matter and information. The Institute provides a multi-disciplinary environment to foster research in cosmology, particle physics, quantum foundations, quantum gravity, quantum information, superstring theory and related areas.

Expected results

With the contribution, the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is expected to achieve the following results:

  • National and international collaborations are formed and maintained;
  • High-calibre students are attracted to and participate in the Institute's graduate training programs;
  • Teachers are attracted to and participate in the Institute's educator training opportunities;
  • The Canadian public becomes more informed about the benefits of science and of theoretical physics research;
  • High quality and novel research is published and disseminated;
  • Alumni of the Institute's postdoctoral training program are actively recruited by employers; and
  • Canada is ranked as a world leader in physics research.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2016-17

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

2020-21

General targeted recipient groups

The Perimeter Institute is a single recipient transfer payment program.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

ISED maintains ongoing dialogue with the Perimeter Institute and reviews the Corporate Plan and Annual Report that the Perimeter Institute submits each year to monitor progress towards the achievement of expected results and compliance with the terms and conditions of the funding agreement. ISED officials also conduct site visits and attend Perimeter Institute events.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2018–19
Forecast spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
2021–22
Planned spending
Total grants

-

-

-

-

Total contributions

10,000,000

10,000,000

10,000,000

10,000,000

Total other types of transfer payments

-

-

-

-

Total program

10,000,000

10,000,000

10,000,000

10,000,000

General information
Name of transfer payment program

Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund

Start date

April 14, 2016

End date

March 31, 2021

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2016-17

Link to the department's Program Inventory

Higher Education Science and Research

Description

The Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund's (PSI-SIF) objective is the acceleration of strategic construction, repair and maintenance activities at universities and colleges across Canada to generate direct economic activity and to enhance the research infrastructure at post-secondary institutions so as to strengthen capacity for research and innovation and industry-related training and to support environmental sustainability.

Expected results

The expected results for PSI-SIF are:

  • Direct economic activity in local economies across Canada;
  • Improved research and innovation-related post-secondary infrastructure;
  • Improved college infrastructure for industry-relevant training; and
  • Improved environmental sustainability of research and innovation related infrastructure at post-secondary institutions, and college training infrastructure.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2018-19

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups

Ultimate recipients of the PSI-SIF program are accredited post-secondary institutions, Aboriginal-controlled post-secondary institutions, and affiliated organizations. The majority of projects are funded through Contribution Agreements with provincial and territorial governments.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

Monitoring of activities is conducted through the submission of quarterly progress reports and monthly calls with provincial jurisdictions to monitor projects' progress.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2018–19
Forecast spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
2021–22
Planned spending
Total grants

-

-

-

-

Total contributions

341,735,000

123,600,000

45,000,000

-

Total other types of transfer payments

-

-

-

-

Total program

341,735,000

123,600,000

45,000,000

-

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Strategic Innovation Fund

Start date

July 5, 2017

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2017-18

Link to department's Program Inventory

Innovation in Business

Description

The Strategic Innovation Fundattracts and supports high-quality business investments in Canada's most dynamic and innovative sectors. This fund helps innovative businesses scale up, while supporting research and development (R&D), technology demonstration and high-growth industries.

Expected results

Expected results include:

  • Job maintenance and creation;
  • Increased investments in R&D; and
  • Increased collaboration between universities, colleges, research institutes, non-profit and the private sector.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable, new program

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

2020-21

General targeted recipient groups

Industry-related (private sector companies in all sectors), networks led by Canadian non-profit organizations and consortia led by Canadian companies.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

ISED maintains extensive engagements with industries, businesses and associations as well as with other federal departments and agencies, providing opportunities for feedback.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2018–19
Forecast spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
2021–22
Planned spending
Total grants

-

-

-

-

Total contributions

361,906,000

573,059,502

443,332,005

441,721,469

Total other types of transfer payments

-

-

-

-

Total program

361,906,000

573,059,502

443,332,005

441,721,469

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Automotive Innovation Fund

Start date

May 9, 2008

End date

March 31, 2021; consolidated into SIF July 5, 2017

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2016-17

Link to department's Program Inventory

Innovation in Business

Description

The Automotive Innovation Fund (AIF) supports strategic, large-scale research and development projects to develop innovative, greener and more fuel-efficient vehicles.

Expected results

Contributions provided by AIF encourage recipients to undertake R&D activities in innovative technologies that would develop and build greener, more fuel-efficient vehicles and invest in state-of-the-art, energy-efficient assembly and powertrain facilities.

These investments help maintain a strong, competitive Canadian automotive industry that contributes to economic growth and job creation.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2017-18

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Lessons learned to be considered in other programming

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups

Automotive manufacturers, including large parts suppliers

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

ISED maintains extensive engagements with industries, businesses and associations as well as with other federal departments and agencies, providing opportunities for feedback.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2018–19
Forecast spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
2021–22
Planned spending
Total grants

-

-

-

-

Total contributions

46,580,000

38,565,950

32,557,600

-

Total other types of transfer payments

-

-

-

-

Total program

46,580,000

38,565,950

32,557,600

-

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative

Start date

April 2, 2007

End date

March 31, 2023; consolidated into SIF July 5, 2017

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2016-17

Link to department's Program Inventory

Innovation in Business

Description

The Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI) encourages the development of innovative products, processes and services; enhances the competitiveness of Canadian aerospace, defence, space and security (A&D) firms; and fosters collaboration among research institutes, universities, colleges and the private sector. SADI is a component of the government's strategy to mobilize science and technology to Canada's competitive advantage. SADI acts as a catalyst for new A&D investments by providing repayable contributions to Canadian A&D companies for strategic industrial research and pre-competitive development.

Expected results

Expected results include:

  • New and innovative products, services and processes are commercialized by Canadian Businesses;
  • Investment in leading-edge R&D in the Canadian aerospace and defence sector; and
  • Collaboration between private sector and universities, colleges and affiliated research institutes.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2016-17

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Lessons learned to be considered in other programming

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups

Private sector companies in the aerospace, defence, space and security industries

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

ISED maintains extensive engagements with industries, businesses and associations as well as with other federal departments and agencies, providing opportunities for feedback.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2018–19
Forecast spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
2021–22
Planned spending
Total grants

-

-

-

-

Total contributions

98,833,000

50,951,538

9,611,387

1,542,486

Total other types of transfer payments

-

-

-

-

Total program

98,833,000

50,951,538

9,611,387

1,542,486

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Technology Demonstration Program

Start date

September 4, 2013

End date

March 31, 2024; consolidated into SIF July 5, 2017

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2016-17

Link to department's Program Inventory

Innovation in Business

Description

The Technology Demonstration Program (TDP) provides non-repayable contributions in support of large-scale research and development technology demonstration projects in the aerospace, defence, space and security sectors. Projects are led by an Original Equipment Manufacturer or Tier 1 integrator, collaborating with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and post-secondary institutions. Projects funded through this program are expected to be the basis for next-generation manufacturing and services in Canada. The program supports technological development in areas that have significant potential for broad-based and long-term economic benefits for Canada.

Expected results

Expected results include:

  • Ensure a concentration of technology development in priority areas with significant potential for broad based and long-term economic benefits;
  • Be the basis for the next-generation of manufacturing, technical capabilities and services in Canada; and
  • Generate material economic benefits for Canada in the longer term.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2018-19

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Lessons learned to be considered in other programming

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups

Original Equipment Manufacturers, Tier 1 integrators, SMEs, universities, colleges, and technical research institutes carrying out work in Canada.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

ISED maintains extensive engagements with industries, businesses and associations as well as with other federal departments and agencies, providing opportunities for feedback.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2018–19
Forecast spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
2021–22
Planned spending
Total grants

-

-

-

-

Total contributions

51,278,000

32,335,708

26,832,967

8,500,000

Total other types of transfer payments

-

-

-

-

Total program

51,278,000

32,335,708

26,832,967

8,500,000

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Bombardier C Series

Start date

September 2008

End date

2034; Contribution provided over four years (to 2021)

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2016-17

Link to department's Program Inventory

Innovation in Business

Description

On February 7, 2017, the Government of Canada announced that it would provide $372.5 million in repayable contributions to Bombardier Inc. $120 million is allocated to ongoing activities related to the development of the company's C Series aircraft, while the remaining amount funds research and development for the Global 7000 business jet. This funding is provided over four years and will support middle-class jobs, strengthen the long-term competitiveness of Bombardier and help build the aircraft of the future.

Expected results

The program supports the successful development and launch of new fixed-wing commercial aircraft in the 100 to 160 seat segment.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2018-19

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Lessons learned to be considered in other programming

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups

Industry-related

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

ISED and Bombardier engage regularly on the status of projects.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2018–19
Forecast spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
2021–22
Planned spending
Total grants

-

-

-

-

Total contributions

15,518,000

19,517,517

-

-

Total other types of transfer payments

-

-

-

-

Total program

15,518,000

19,517,517

-

-

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) – SD Tech Fund™

Start date

March 26, 2001

End date

2025-26

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2017-18

Link to department's Program Inventory

Clean Technology and Clean Growth

Description

SDTC supports the development and demonstration of innovative Canadian technological solutions that address climate change, clean air, clean water and clean soil. This transfer payment program provides non-repayable contributions.

Expected results

Expected results include:

  • Annual reductions of greenhouse gases resulting from environmental technologies funded under the SD Tech Fund;
  • Other environmental impacts of SD Tech Fund-supported technologies; and
  • Dollars leveraged by private and other public organizations.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2017-18

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

2022-23

General targeted recipient groups

SDTC Tech Fund is a single recipient transfer payment program. Funding provided is intended to help firms with sustainable development technology projects make progress towards commercialization.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

ISED maintains ongoing dialogue with SDTC and reviews the Corporate Plan and Annual Report that SDTC submits each year to monitor progress towards the achievement of expected results and compliance with the terms and conditions of the funding agreement.

SDTC also undertakes outreach activities to attract more eligible recipients and to improve the quality and viability of project proposals. During 2016 and going forward, SDTC has adopted a continuous intake model, enabling applicants to apply for funding throughout the year instead of periodic funding rounds. SDTC also established partnerships with certain provinces including Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2018–19
Forecast spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
2021–22
Planned spending
Total grants

-

-

-

-

Total contributions

55,375,000

105,029,977

116,946,444

112,181,596

Total other types of transfer payments

-

-

-

-

Total program

55,375,000

105,029,977

116,946,444

112,181,596

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Canada Small Business Financing Program

Start date

1999

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Statutory — Canada Small Business Financing Act

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

Ongoing (Statutory program)

Link to the department's Program Inventory

Support and Financing for Small Business

Description

The Canada Small Business Financing Program (CSBFP) helps Canadian small businesses access financing that would not otherwise be available or would be available only under less favourable terms. It is a loan loss-sharing program involving partnerships with financial institutions. To be eligible, borrowers must be for-profit businesses with revenues of up to $10 million per year. Under the program, financial institutions can make term loans on real property, leasehold improvements and equipment. In the event that a registered loan defaults, the government pays 85 percent of net eligible losses. The CSBFP is a national program that operates in all provinces and territories.

Expected results

Expected results include:

  • Provide access to financing to approximately 5,300 small businesses annually; and
  • Continue to facilitate access to roughly $1 billion in debt financing annually.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2014-15

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

2019-20

General targeted recipient groups

Canadian small businesses

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

The program will leverage other federal government horizontal efforts to engage small businesses and continue to collaborate with lenders for the dissemination of information.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2018–19
Forecast spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
2021–22
Planned spending
Total grants

-

-

-

-

Total contributions

64,946,634

62,173,084

66,994,712

69,650,909

Total other types of transfer payments

-

-

-

-

Total program

64,946,634

62,173,084

66,994,712

69,650,909

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Patent Collective Pilot Program

Start date

January 18, 2019

End date

March 31, 2023

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2018-19

Link to department's Program Inventory

Intellectual Property

Description

The Patent Collective Pilot Project is a time-limited project that will lead to the creation of a non-profit patent collective serving the Intellectual Property (IP) needs of an IP-intensive market vertical, include a strong focus on small- and medium-sized enterprises.

Expected results

The collective will report to ISED on the use of the funds and on progress toward objectives, namely increased freedom to operate and strategic use of IP by firm members.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable, new program

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

To be confirmed

General targeted recipient groups

Any organization or group of organizations that is identified through a selection process demonstrating a sufficient level of IP expertise and a capability for implementing and reporting on the Patent Collective Pilot Program, including one or more businesses, entities, or individuals.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

A communication strategy is under development to ensure awareness of the initiative and of the application process and timelines.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2018–19
Forecast spending
2019–20
Planned spending
2020–21
Planned spending
2021–22
Planned spending
Total grants

-

-

-

-

Total contributions

-

30,000,000

-

-

Total other types of transfer payments

-

-

-

-

Total program

-

30,000,000

-

-

Disclosure of transfer payment programs under $5 million

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Affordable Access Initiative, now known as the Connecting Families Initiative

End date

March 31, 2022

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department's Program Inventory

Bridging Digital Divides

Main objective The Connecting Families initiative is closing the gaps in internet affordability and accessibility across the country. The initiative brings to low-income Canadians a computer and a low-cost Internet connection. In addition, the funding allows the existing Computers for Schools program to manage the distribution of an incremental 50,000 computers over 5 years to the eligible families.
Planned spending in 2019-20
(dollars)

3,428,439

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable)

Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups

Computers for Success Canada Inc. (non-profit organization)

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Connecting Canadians Program (CCP)

End date

March 31, 2020

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department's Program Inventory

Bridging Digital Divides

Main objective

This program funds the extension and enhancement of high-speed broadband networks to reach previously underserved communities in rural and northern Canada to provide access to high quality broadband services for a targeted additional 280,000 households in those communities. It is also responsible for maintaining current maps of broadband coverage across Canada and for working with other government partners to coordinate support for broadband infrastructure.

Planned spending in 2019-20
(dollars)

3,600,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable)

2019-20

General targeted recipient groups

Internet service providers (ISPs), at times working in partnership with municipalities, First Nations, or other groups, capable of serving rural, northern and remote areas of Canada.

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Program for Non-Profit Consumer Voluntary Organizations

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department's Program Inventory

Consumer Affairs

Main objective The main objective of the Contributions Program is to strengthen the consumer's role in the marketplace through the promotion of sound research and analysis, and by encouraging the financial self-sufficiency of consumer and voluntary organizations.
Planned spending in 2019-20
(dollars)

1,690,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2014-15

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable)

Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups

Voluntary organizations that are incorporated as non-profit corporations in Canada.

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Support for Women Entrepreneurs, now known as the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub

End date

2021-22

Type of transfer payment

Grant and Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department's Program Inventory

Entrepreneurship Policy

Main objective

The Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub will serve as a one-stop source of knowledge, data and best practices for women entrepreneurs. It will deliver a number of activities intended to support the advancement of women entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds throughout the innovation ecosystem, such as:

  • Report on the progress of women entrepreneurs in Canada, including a measure or review of the entrepreneurship ecosystem supports for women in Canada;
  • Collecting, analyzing, and disseminating information;
  • Advancing research on women's entrepreneurship; and
  • Supporting and sharing best practices and knowledge among women business support organizations.
Planned spending in 2019-20
(dollars)

2,937,475

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable, new program

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable)

Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups

Non-profit organizations

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Let's Talk Science Program

End date

March 31, 2020

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department's Program Inventory

Talent Development

Main objective

To build Canadian youth interest and intention to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and occupations to ensure that they are prepared to meet the evolving demands of a global economy and to position Canada to realize economic, social and in some cases environmental benefits.

Planned spending in 2019-20
(dollars)

2,500,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable, new program

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable)

Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups

Let's Talk Science is a single recipient transfer payment program.

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Economic Development Initiative (EDI) of the Roadmap for Canada's Official Languages

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department's Program Inventory

Economic Development in Northern Ontario

Main objective The EDI aims to facilitate sustainable growth in official language minority communities by encouraging them to acquire new skills through innovation, diversification and partnerships, and providing increased support to small and medium-sized enterprises.
Planned spending in 2019-20
(dollars)

800,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2016-17

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable)

Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups

Eligible recipients for EDI include small and medium-sized for-profit and co-operative businesses and non-profit organizations including municipalities, municipal organizations, community development organizations and research institutions within official language minority communities.

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Council of Canadian Academies (CCA)

End date

March 31, 2020

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department's Program Inventory

Higher Education Sector Science and Research

Main objective

To provide independent, authoritative and evidence-based expert assessments of the current state of knowledge across a broad spectrum of sciences, which include the natural sciences, engineering, health sciences, social sciences and the humanities.

Planned spending in 2019-20
(dollars)

3,000,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2017-18

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable)

Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups

The CCA is a single recipient transfer payment program.

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) Grants and Programs

End date

2023-24

Type of transfer payment

Grant

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department's Program Inventory

Horizontal Science, Research and Technology Policy

Main objective

The OECD Grants Program provides authority to fund specific OECD research projects that advance the mandate priorities of the department. It allows ISED to influence the scope of projects, leveraging OECD expertise and resources to:

  • Respond to specific economic and policy analysis gaps;
  • Provide a better understanding of Canada's positioning within a global context by ensuring Canada is represented in OECD datasets and economic trend analysis; and
  • Target longer-term research on emerging trends and persistent economic challenges.
Planned spending in 2019-20
(dollars)

300,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2012-13

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable)

Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups

The OECD Grants Program is a single recipient program, with all grants going to the OECD.

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Radio Advisory Board of Canada (RABC)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Grant

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department's Program Inventory

Spectrum and Telecommunications

Main objective

To enable the RABC to provide advice and make recommendations on the technical standards for radiocommunications and telecommunications apparatus.

Planned spending in 2019-20

130,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2014-15

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable)

Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups

Non-profit association. The RABC is the sole eligible recipient of grants under the program.

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

International Telecommunication Union, Geneva, Switzerland

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Grant

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department's Program Inventory

Spectrum and Telecommunications

Main objective To allow ISED to achieve results internationally across a broad range of issues affecting radiocommunication, telecommunications standardization and development.
Planned spending in 2019-20
(dollars)

4,808,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2015-16

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable)

Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups

The International Telecommunication Union, a specialized agency of the United Nations, is the sole eligible recipient.

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Internal Trade Secretariat Corporation

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Grant

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department's Program Inventory

Business Policy and Analysis

Main objective

ISED provides a grant to the Internal Trade Secretariat Corporation (ITSC) to cover 50% of its operating costs, up to a maximum of $550,000, in accordance with Canada's obligations under the Canadian Free Trade Agreement. The remaining 50% of the ITSC's operating costs are covered by the provinces and territories, which contribute in proportion to their respective populations. The budget of the ITSC is controlled by a Board of Directors composed of one seat for the federal government and one for each of the provinces and territories.

In early 2015, ISED's annual grant to the ITSC was renewed for another 5 years from 2015-16 until 2019-20. The specific amounts required by the ITSC vary from year to year depending on the activities in a given year. The ITSC often underspends its available budget, rebating or refunding any unspent funds to the contributing Parties in the following fiscal year.

The ITSC provides operational and administrative support to the Committee on Internal Trade, the Internal Trade Representatives, all other CFTA committees and working groups, as well as the Agreement's dispute settlement processes. Although ISED provides this grant to the ITSC on behalf of the federal government, the Privy Council Office supports Minister LeBlanc, who was given responsibility for internal trade in the summer of 2018.

Planned spending in 2019-20
(dollars)

550,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2015-16

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable)

Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups

Non-profit organization that supports the CFTA.

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Intellectual Property (IP) Clinic Program

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Grant

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department's Program Inventory

Intellectual Property

Main objective

Increased funding for university-based IP Legal Clinics, which provide IP information to businesses and individuals and familiarize students with practical IP-related issues.

Planned spending in 2019-20
(dollars)

200,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable, new program

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable)

Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups

Legal clinics affiliated with a Canadian law school accredited by the relevant provincial body.

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Indigenous Intellectual Property (IP) Program

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Grant

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department's Program Inventory

Intellectual Property

Main objective

Contribute to a more inclusive IP system by supporting Indigenous IP awareness and capacity building and enabling Indigenous participation in the development and implementation of IP policy and programs as they relate to the protection of traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions — both domestically and internationally.

Planned spending in 2019-20
(dollars)

125,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable, new program

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable)

Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups

World Intellectual Property Organization, Indigenous organizations.

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Automotive Supplier Innovation Program

End date

March 31, 2020; consolidated into SIF July 5, 2017

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department's Program Inventory

Innovation in Business

Main objective

The Automotive Supplier Innovation Programis a five-year, $100 million program that provides non-repayable contributions to support technology demonstration and prototyping activities of Canadian-based suppliers developing innovative products and/or processes in the automotive sector.

Planned spending in 2019-20
(dollars)

1,465,165

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable)

2020-21

General targeted recipient groups

Automotive parts suppliers, especially small and medium-sized enterprises.

General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Innovative Solutions Canada

End date

March 31, 2022

Type of transfer payment

Grant

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department's Program Inventory

Innovation in Business

Main objective

The objectives of the program are to:

  • Fuel the development and adoption of technological innovation in Canada;
  • Grow Canadian companies through direct funding to support early stage, pre-commercial research and development, late stage prototypes, and to accelerate commercialization;
  • Encourage procurement from companies led by under-represented groups, such as women, Indigenous, youth, disabled individuals, LGBTQ+ and others;
  • Foster greater industry-research collaboration through the release of challenges for solutions that address key Government of Canada priorities; and
  • Provide federal departments and agencies with opportunities to develop new capabilities to meet their research and development needs and thereby advance government priorities.
Planned spending in 2019-20
(dollars)

1,400,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable, new program

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable)

2020-21

General targeted recipient groups

Canadian small businesses that meet all of the following criteria:

  • For profit;
  • Incorporated in Canada (either federally or provincially);
  • 499 or fewer full-time equivalent (FTE) employees;
  • Have research and development activities that take place in Canada;
  • 50% or more of its annual wages, salaries and fees are paid to employees and contractors who spend the majority of their time working in Canada;
  • 50% or more of FTE employees have Canada as their ordinary place of work; and
  • 50% or more of senior executives (Vice President and above) have Canada as their principal residence.
General Information
Name of transfer payment program

Strategic Activities Program (SAP)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Appropriated annually through Estimates

Link to department's Program Inventory

Tourism Policy

Main objective

ISED is occasionally presented with the opportunity to support strategic initiatives that are relevant to the aim of various sectors in the Department. As such, ISED requires a program to support such ad hoc initiatives that are consistent with the department's mandate.

Planned spending in 2019-20
(dollars)

560,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable)

Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups

The potential recipients of SAP contributions include research institutions and organizations, legal entities including incorporated entities, partnerships, cooperatives, trusts, associations and non-profit corporations.

Gender-based analysis plus

General information
Governance structures

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) recognizes the value that gender-based analysis plus (GBA+) provides in the development and implementation of effective policies and programs that meet the needs of diverse groups of men and women according to their socio-economic and demographic considerations.

At ISED, GBA+ is considered a policy innovation tool that supports innovation in policy development and program design as it helps identify opportunities to do new and creative activities that address needs across various population groups and regions. At ISED, it is recognized that GBA+ makes good policy sense and supports good due diligence practices.

ISED has a departmental GBA+ Focal Point, housed within the Strategy and Innovation Policy Sector, to review and approve all GBA+ documents completed within the Department and portfolio. Since the launch of a new GBA+ questionnaire at ISED in February 2015, it has become mandatory for the GBA+ advisor to review and approve all GBA+ questionnaires completed in the Department and portfolio. This questionnaire was recently updated to reflect and incorporate progress made in the field of GBA+ and in other Government of Canada departments. Responsible programs must also attest that the GBA+ is complete, that the results have been integrated into the proposal, and implementation will be monitored. In addition, the Director General responsible for the proposal must attest that the GBA+ is complete and that the results have been integrated in the proposal prior to delivery to the Minister.

The Cabinet Affairs unit at ISED also serves as a checkpoint to ensure that all required steps are completed before a document is sent for Cabinet approval to the Privy Council Office. ISED also has a GBA+ sector advisors network to help increase awareness about the value of GBA+ at the departmental sector level.

Together, this governance system ensures:

  • GBA+ systems and processes are fully integrated into policy development and decision making processes at ISED, and GBA analysis must be conducted for all Memoranda-to-Cabinet and Treasury Board submissions;
  • GBA+ indicators consider results and delivery to facilitate monitoring and reporting to ensure that policies and programs are assessed; and
  • The GBA+ Champion plays a role in providing leadership and coordination in the implementation and monitoring of GBA+ activities at ISED.
Human resources

ISED has a Director General level GBA+ Champion who is responsible for leading many GBA+ activities across the Department and the portfolio. ISED's Champion is also active in the GBA+ Champions community to share best practices and set common goals.

ISED has a GBA+ Focal Point in the Strategy and Innovation Policy Sector who is dedicated to reviewing and approving all GBA+ documents as well as training and supporting ISED employees and members of the GBA+ sector advisors network. The Focal Point is also responsible for attending government-wide training and incorporating lessons learned into the creation of new GBA+ tools for ISED.

ISED has a GBA+ sector advisors network to help increase awareness about the value of GBA+ at the departmental sector level. This network has recently been refreshed to ensure that all ISED sectors have a proactive member. There are 20 GBA+ sector advisors who are responsible for providing guidance on the GBA process.

Planned initiatives

As ISED continues to implement the Innovation and Skills Plan, as well as other initiatives, efforts will continue to ensure that GBA+ is incorporated into all policy and program development as early as possible in order to ensure that all Canadians benefit.

In order to do this, ISED has the following initiatives planned for 2019-20:

  • Advanced GBA+ training: ISED is looking to continue to carry out advanced GBA+ training, both internally and through other Government of Canada departments, to ensure that the newest learning and best practices are incorporated into GBA+ at ISED.
  • GBA+ promotion: ISED is looking to continue to promote GBA+ through a speaker series at ISED that will allow ISED members to understand how to incorporate intersectionality into policy and program development. ISED's GBA+ Focal Point will also continue to work with other Government of Canada departments to develop training, policies and programs.
  • GBA+ Tools: ISED is in the process of developing a series of tools, including updating the GBA+ questionnaire to reflect 2019 requirements, as well as other tools to strengthen early integration of GBA+, and intersectionality, into policy development.

Up-front multi-year funding

General information
Name of recipient

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation

Start date

March 31, 2002

End date

Ongoing endowment in perpetuity

Link to department's Program Inventory

Higher Education Sector Science and Technology Research

Description

The Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation supports a non-profit organization that supports research and disseminates research findings in the following humanities and social sciences: Canadian studies, history, international relations, journalism, law, peace and conflict studies, philosophy, political economy, political science, sociology, and urban and community studies.

Using a peer review process, the Foundation offers three types of awards: scholarships awarded to doctoral candidates, fellowships awarded to established researchers at Canadian universities, and mentorships awarded to seasoned professionals who are able to counsel the scholars. The Foundation also holds conferences, lectures and symposia.

Total funding approved (dollars)

125,000,000

Total funding received (dollars)

125,000,000

Planned funding in 2019-20 (dollars)

-

Planned funding in 2020-21 (dollars)

-

Planned funding in 2021-22 (dollars)

-

Summary of annual plans of recipient

In 2019-20, the Foundation plans to:

  • Select 20 new Trudeau scholars;
  • Name nine Trudeau mentors; and
  • Appoint five new Trudeau fellows.
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