Global Affairs Canada – 2019-20 Departmental Plan – Supplementary Information Tables

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Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

Global Affairs Canada’s 2017-20 Departmental Sustainable Strategy was tabled in Parliament on October 6, 2017. Updates were made during the development of the Departmental Plan.

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Details on Transfer Payment Programs of $5 million or more

Anti-Crime Capacity Building Program

Name of transfer payment program

Anti-Crime Capacity Building Program (ACCBP)

Start date

December 9, 2009

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Grants and contributions

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2011-2012 (amended); 2015-2016 (amendment)

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 31. Anti-Crime and Counter-Terrorism Capacity Building

DescriptionThe ACCBP provides assistance to enhance the capacity of key beneficiary states, government entities and international organizations to prevent and respond to threats posed by international criminal activity, with a global mandate and a focus on the Americas.
Expected results
  • Reduced security threats from transnational organized crime for Canadians, and affected populations, particularly women and girls, in countries where Canada engages;
  • Enhanced inclusive and gender-responsive prevention and response to transnational organized crime by security institutions in countries where GAC programs;
  • Improved inclusive and gender-responsive development and compliance of anti-crime legal instruments, controls or frameworks by states in countries where GAC programs; and
  • Improved inclusive and gender-responsive engagement and resilience of communities and civil society in the areas of anti-crime in countries where GAC programs.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2016-2017

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

2020-2021

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations, non-profit, for-profit, participating Canadian federal government departments and agencies, and other levels of government, as established under the approved terms and conditions of the ACCBP.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

The ACCBP accepts proposals from partners at any time for prospective projects. Applicants include other federal government departments, non-government organizations and international organizations. The ACCBP works directly with recipient organizations and their beneficiary state agencies to determine how best to support their security efforts. The ACCBP’s priorities are informed by an Interdepartmental Steering Committee composed of representatives from different Canadian federal departments and agencies.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment2018-19 Forecast spendingPlanned spending
2019-202020-212021-22
Total grants8,420,26411,250,00011,250,00011,250,000
Total contributions10,431,5187,601,7827,601,7827,601,782
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program 18,851,782 18,851,782 18,851,782 18,851,782

Canada Fund for Local Initiatives

Name of transfer payment program

Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI)

Start date

April 1, 2012

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2011-2012

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 27. Humanitarian Assistance

Program 33. Canada Fund for Local Initiatives

Description

The CFLI is a contribution program delivered through Canadian embassies and high commissions that supports small-scale, high-impact projects in 137 developing countries and the Palestinian Territories. The objectives of the program are to contribute to the achievement of Canada’s thematic priorities for international assistance; assist in the advocacy of Canadian values and interests; and strengthen Canada’s bilateral relations with foreign countries and their civil societies. The program also provides small-scale financing to local organizations to respond to natural disasters and humanitarian emergencies. The average contribution is $24,000. Projects are largely conceived and implemented by local organizations making them highly responsive to local needs.

The CFLI Thematic Priorities are approved annually by a Program Management Board. In 2018-2019, they were:  

  1. Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
  2. Inclusive governance, including diversity, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
  3. Peace and security, with a focus on conflict prevention and building peace.
  4. Human dignity, covering health, education and nutrition.
  5. Growth that works for everyone, including women’s economic rights, access to decent jobs and entrepreneurship, investing in the poorest and most vulnerable, and safeguarding economic gains.
  6. Environment and climate action focusing on adaptation and mitigation, as well as on water management.

Gender considerations and Women, Peace and Security assessments are integrated into project planning, selection and delivery, including through training for Canadian diplomats working on the program at Canadian embassies and high commissions abroad. 

Expected results
  • Increased capacity of local organizations, institutions and local governments to deliver gender-sensitiveFootnote 3  projects that address local development challenges. 
  • Increased access to, and influence with, key local decision makers and change makers to raise awareness and promote Canada’s values and interests.
  • Increased capacity to deliver gender-sensitive humanitarian assistance by local organizations in response to sudden onset natural disasters and humanitarian emergencies.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2015-2016

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

 2020-2021

General targeted recipient groups

Within the context of countries eligible for official development assistance, eligible recipients include:

  • Local non-governmental, community and not-for-profit organizations;
  • Local academic institutions working on local projects;
  • International, intergovernmental, multilateral and regional institutions, organizations and agencies working on local development activities;
  • Municipal, regional or national government institutions or agencies of the recipient country working on local projects; and
  • Canadian non-governmental and not-for-profit organizations that are working on local development activities.
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

Missions engage in various forms of outreach to encourage CFLI project proposals, including through mission websites and social media. Missions further engage with applicants and recipients through project monitoring, site visits, end-of-year project reporting, and posts on social media.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment2018-19 Forecast spendingPlanned spending
2019-202020-212021-22
Total grants
Total contributions14,700,00035,654,12337,598,34343,904,617
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program 14,700,000 35,654,12337,598,34343,904,617

Canadian International Innovation Program (formerly International Science and Technology Partnership Program [ISTPP])

Name of transfer payment program

Canadian International Innovation Program (formerly International Science and Technology Partnership Program [ISTPP])

Start date

April 1, 2006

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2015-16

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 21. International Innovation and Investment

Description

The Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) fosters and supports collaborative industrial research and development projects with high potential for commercialization between Canada and partner countries. It also stimulates bilateral science and technology networking and matchmaking activities to further new partnerships and accelerate the commercialization of research and development. Although CIIP has authority to deliver the program in all countries with which Canada has a bilateral Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) agreement, funding is currently to collaboration with Brazil, China, India, Israel, and South Korea. 

Expected results
  • Canadian companies have increased knowledge and created a pipeline of potential international partnerships and global markets;
  • Canadian companies have increased innovation capacity;
  • Canadian companies grow;
  • Canadian companies have increased business activity in global markets
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2014-2015

Decision following the results of last evaluation
  • Repatriate delivery of the program to the Government of Canada for Brazil, China, India, and South Korea;
  • Expand the geographic coverage of the program to all countries with which Canada has a bilateral STI agreement;
  • Change program objectives to increase focus on activities closer to commercialization
  • Shift from a repayable to non-repayable contribution
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

 2019-2020

General targeted recipient groups

Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises are the priority eligible recipients for CIIP. Occasional exceptions may be made to include larger companies if a unique benefit to Canada is identified.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

The program implements Partnership Development Activities to create a pipeline for CIIP research and development (R&D) projects.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment2018-19 Forecast spendingPlanned spending
2019-202020-212021-22
Total grants0000
Total contributions4,620,0007,072,8474,620,0004,620,000
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program 4,620,000 7,072,847 4,620,000 4,620,000

CanExport Program (formerly known as Global Markets Support Program/Trade and Investment Support Program)

Name of transfer payment program

CanExport Program (formerly known as Global Markets Support Program/Trade and Investment Support Program)

Start date

December 11, 2008

End date

Ongoing, with exception of CanExport which sunsets on March 31, 2020

Type of transfer payment

Grants and Contributions

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2008-2009 (updated 2013-2014 to add the Foreign Trade Zones Marketing Program [FTZ-MP], and 2015-2016 to add the CanExport program)

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 20. International Business Development

Program 21. International Innovation and Investment

Description

The CanExport Program harmonizes previously existing programs, and a five-year exports and trade component under one umbrella mechanism comprising the following:

  • Invest Canada-Community Initiatives;
  • Global Opportunities for Associations;
  • Going Global Innovation; and
  • CanExport

The objective of the program is to build a stronger and more effective Canadian capacity to compete in the global economy. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results

Invest Canada - Community Initiatives

Enhance the capability and effectiveness of Canadian communities to attract, retain and expand foreign direct investment (FDI), as measured by analysis of recipient performance reports and surveys.

Key Performance Measures and Indicators:

  • Number of leads generated from program-funded activities;
  • Recipient’s feedback on whether or not knowledge of opportunities has improved and in what manner; and
  • Number of potential investors who requested information, participated in site visits and/or submitted investment proposals.

Global Opportunities for Associations

Stimulate the engagement of Canadian industry associations, their members, and non-member firms in international markets, in order to expand commercial linkages and facilitate future successes abroad, as measured by analysis of recipient performance reports and surveys.

Key Performance Measures and Indicators:

  • Evidence that more Canadian companies are involved in international business as indicated by agreements/negotiated joint ventures (partnerships, distributors, agents, etc.) within three years of project completion; and
  • Number of companies that have expanded their international business.

Going Global Innovation

Increase Canadian science and technological innovation and commercialization opportunities as measured by analysis of recipient performance reports and surveys.

Key Performance Measures and Indicators:

  • Number of collaborative international research and development initiatives that have been facilitated by TISP-funded projects within three years of project completion (as evidenced by formal agreements entered into);
  • For each collaborative international research and development initiative that has been facilitated by TISP-funded projects, recipient’s feedback on whether or not TISP support has led or will lead to the commercialization of products, technologies, etc. and the potential value; and
  • Number of partnerships entered into between Canadian researchers and key players in foreign countries within a year of project completion (as evidenced by agreements entered into, such as memorandums of understanding and letters of intent).

CanExport

Provide direct financial assistance to Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) seeking to develop new markets, especially in high-growth emerging markets.

Key Performance Measures and Indicators:

  • Evidence that Canadian SMEs have started exporting within three years of project completion;
  • Evidence that Canadian SMEs have diversified their export markets within three years of project completion; and
  • Number of companies that have expanded their international business development efforts.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2014-2015

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

2018-2019

General targeted recipient groups

Each component targets different groups of eligible recipients, all based in Canada:

  • Invest Canada - Community Initiatives: municipalities, communities, and non-profit organizations and locally based organizations acting as a third party or intermediary on behalf of a number of eligible communities;
  • Global Opportunities for Associations: trade or industry associations (or a regional association with a national perspective) or national horizontal/multi-sectorial organizations;
  • Going Global Innovation: Canadian innovators from private companies, universities and non-government research centres (all levels of government); and
  • CanExport: SMEs.
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients
  • Acquire feedback on programs and identify potential areas of improvement through questionnaires submitted by recipients;
  • Add a section on the website for feedback from recipients;
  • Scope program evaluation to include recommendations for recipient engagement; and
  • Engage recipients through the Trade Commissioner Service/client acquisition.
Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment2018-19 Forecast spendingPlanned spending
2019-202020-212021-22
Total grants1,079,43014,722,94110,315,8409,065,840
Total contributions17,037,36314,342,4126,094,3416,094,341
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program 18,116,793 29,065,353 16,410,181 15,160,181

Commonwealth Secretariat

Name of transfer payment program

Commonwealth Secretariat

Start date

September 28, 1965

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2006-2007

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 2. Multilateral Policy

Description

Canada’s assessed contribution to the regular budget of the Commonwealth is a legally binding obligation of membership. The purpose of Canada’s membership is to further the Government of Canada’s foreign policy goals related to international peace, security and development and, to this end, to enhance relationships among the 53 Commonwealth member countries. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results
  • Greater adherence to Commonwealth values and principles, in particular those enunciated in the Commonwealth Charter;
  • More effective, efficient and equitable public governance;
  • Enhanced positive impact of social development;
  • Youth more integrated and valued in the political and development processes;
  • More inclusive economic growth and sustainable development; and
  • Strengthened resilience of small states and vulnerable states.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation

N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

Canadian government engagement at the corporate level with the Commonwealth Secretariat is ensured by its role on the Executive Committee and its seat on the Board of Governors. These governance bodies are platforms from which to advance Canadian priorities in foreign policy and development. The High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom represents Canada on these bodies. The High Commission is supported by Headquarters to develop and promote Canadian positions in these forums.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment2018-19 Forecast spendingPlanned spending
2019-202020-212021-22
Total grants0000
Total contributions5,700,5675,850,9635,850,9635,850,963
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program 5,700,567 5,850,963 5,850,963 5,850,963

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization

Name of transfer payment program

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)

Start date

February 1998

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

December 2011 – extended indefinitely by the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 16. Peace and Security Policy

Description

To pay Canada’s assessed contribution to the CTBTO, which is responsible for provisionally implementing the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.

Expected results
  • To strengthen global capacity, including by addressing gaps in coverage from the International Monitoring System, to monitor for nuclear tests and seismic events.
  • Effective and efficient implementation of the CTBTO’s major programs as reflected in its program and budget and;
  • To ensure that CTBTO actions and decisions are consistent with Canadian foreign policy priorities, through continued Canadian participation in the CTBTO’s activities, including the Preparatory Commission and its political and technical subsidiary bodies.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation

N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

The CTBTO’s internal and external oversight bodies provide functions such as internal audit, program monitoring, program evaluation, inspections, consulting and investigations. The CTBTO’s current external auditor is the Auditor General of Thailand. Canada’s representatives to the CTBTO have access to all audit and financial reports produced by the oversight bodies and presented to the Preparatory Commission.

Global Affairs Canada officials may review these reports and advocate Canadian issues, as required.

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

N/A

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment2018-19 Forecast spendingPlanned spending
2019-202020-212021-22
Total grants0000
Total contributions4,837,3475,048,0995,048,0995,048,099
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program 4,837,347 5,048,099 5,048,099 5,048,099

Counter-Terrorism Capacity Building Program

Name of transfer payment program

Counter-Terrorism Capacity Building Program (CTCBP)

Start date

September 2005

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Grants and contributions

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2011-2012 (amended); 2015-2016 (amended)

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 31. Anti-Crime and Counter-Terrorism Capacity Building

Description

The CTCBP provides training, equipment, infrastructure and technical assistance to enhance the capacity of key beneficiary states, government entities and international organizations to prevent and respond to threats posed by terrorist activity.

Expected results
  • Reduced security threats from transnational terrorism for Canadians, and affected populations, particularly women and girls, in countries where Canada engages;
  • Enhanced inclusive and gender-responsive prevention and response to terrorism by security institutions in countries where GAC programs;
  • Improved inclusive and gender-responsive development and compliance of counter-terrorism legal instruments, controls or frameworks by states in countries where GAC programs; and
  • Improved inclusive and gender-responsive engagement and resilience of communities and civil society in counter-terrorism in countries where GAC programs.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2015-16

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

2020-21

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations, non-profit, for-profit, participating Canadian federal government departments and agencies and other levels of government, as established under the approved terms and conditions of the CTCBP.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

The CTCBP accepts proposals from partners at any time for prospective projects. Applicants include other federal government departments, non-governmental organizations and international organizations. The CTCBP works directly with recipient organizations and their beneficiary state agencies to determine how best to support their security efforts.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment2018-19 Forecast spendingPlanned spending
2019-202020-212021-22
Total grants17,733,0475,470,0005,470,0005,470,000
Total contributions33,573,7704,900,0004,900,0004,900,000
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program 51,306,817 10,370,000 10,370,000 10,370,000

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Name of transfer payment program

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Start date

1945

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2011-2012

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 2. Multilateral Policy

Description

Canada’s annual assessed contribution to the FAO is a legally binding obligation of membership. The purpose of membership is to further the Government of Canada’s foreign policy goals related to agricultural development and to provide Canada with a voice in the international community. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results
  • Promote the common welfare by furthering action for the purpose of raising levels of nutrition and standards of living of the peoples within member nations;
  • Secure improvements in the efficiency of the production and distribution of all food and agricultural products, including marine products, forestry products and in fisheries; and 
  • Better the condition of rural populations.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation

N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

N/A

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment2018-19 Forecast spendingPlanned spending
2019-202020-212021-22
Total grants0000
Total contributions18,236,37118,700,34118,700,34118,700,341
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program 18,236,371 18,700,341 18,700,341 18,700,341

Grants and Contributions in Aid of Academic Relations

Name of transfer payment program

Grants and Contributions in Aid of Academic Relations

Start date

January 1, 1989

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Grants and contributions

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2018-2019

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 20. International Business Development

Description

These grants and contributions expand international education programs to more effectively and efficiently advance departmental priorities, which include contributing to Canada’s competitiveness in the education sector and promoting democracy, the rule of law and human rights. Recipients are not required to repay grant funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results

Raised awareness of Canada among future leaders, decision makers and the general public in foreign countries, as measured by:

  • # of applications received and number of scholarship recipients who have studied in Canada and have experienced Canada’s models of democratic governance; and
  • # of senior institutional leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean who have visited Canadian universities and colleges and met Canadian academic officials with whom they can create linkages.

Canada’s knowledge advantage is recognized worldwide and serves to strengthen Canadian interests and economic prosperity, as measured by:

  • # of collaborative linkages established between foreign and Canadian institutions;
  • # of scholarship recipients who have experienced Canada’s academic excellence; and
  • # of international students who, through their studies and research in Canada, contribute to brain circulation to Canadian industry and academic institutions while in Canada.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2009-2010 and audit in 2017-2018.

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

2018-2019. The program will also be part of the evaluation of the International Education Strategy in 2018-19.

General targeted recipient groups

Non-governmental organizations, post-secondary and higher learning institutions, academics, scholars and students from Canada and abroad.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

Promotion of programs by missions, collaborations with non-governmental organizations, participation in education conferences and forums, website, Twitter, news items via Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds, and annual collaboration missions of leaders of international academic institutions to Canada.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment2018-19 Forecast spendingPlanned spending
2019-202020-212021-22
Total grants3,380,0003,000,0003,000,0003,000,000
Total contributions4,587,6274,587,6274,587,6274,587,627
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program 7,967,627 7,587,627 7,587,627 7,587,627

Grants in Lieu of Taxes on Diplomatic, Consular and International Organizations’ Property in Canada

Name of transfer payment program

Grants in lieu of taxes on diplomatic, consular and international organizations’ property in Canada

Start date

January 18, 1979

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Grants

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

1978-1979

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 4. The Office of Protocol

Description

The Diplomatic, Consular and International Organizations’ Property Grants Order (P.C.1979-59, January 18, 1979), the Municipal Grants Act, and successor orders and acts form the statutory basis of this program. The related Memorandum of Understanding between Global Affairs Canada and Public Services and Procurement Canada establishes responsibilities for the provision of services related to the payment of grants in lieu of real property and frontage or area taxes with respect to diplomatic and consular properties.

Expected results

Canada’s international commitments are met, as measured by:

  • The timely and accurate administration of payments to taxing authorities in Canada with respect to properties of foreign States entitled to realty tax exemptions ; and
  • The maintenance and expansion of the most favourable property tax exemption opportunities for Canadian missions abroad.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2016-2017

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

“Taxing authorities,” as defined under the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Act

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

N/A

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment2018-19 Forecast spendingPlanned spending
2019-202020-212021-22
Total grants0000
Total contributions15,854,00015,854,00015,854,00015,854,000
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program 15,854,000 15,854,000 15,854,000 15,854,000

International Atomic Energy Agency

Name of transfer payment program

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Start date

December 19, 1989

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2011-2012

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 16. Peace and Security Policy

Description

Canada’s annual assessed contribution to the IAEA is a legally binding obligation of membership. Payment is made to ensure that membership is in good standing and to maintain influence and credibility in a key international body, the aims of which Canada supports. The IAEA is the world’s centre of cooperation in the nuclear field and it works to further the safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear technology, in particular by verifying that states adhere to their commitments to use nuclear energy only for peaceful purposes. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results
  • Effective and efficient implementation of the IAEA’s major programs, as reflected in the Agency’s biennial program and budget, and effective participation for Canada in the Agency’s activities; 
  • Direct and indirect technical and commercial dividends to the Canadian nuclear industry; and
  • IAEA actions and decisions consistent with Canadian foreign policy priorities.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation

N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

N/A

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment2018-19 Forecast spendingPlanned spending
2019-202020-212021-22
Total grants0000
Total contributions16,080,23416,130,35416,130,35416,130,354
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program 16,080,234 16,130,354 16,130,354 16,130,354

International Criminal Court

Name of transfer payment program

International Criminal Court (ICC)

Start date

April 1, 2005

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2017-2018

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 3. International Law

Description

The ICC is the first permanent, treaty-based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community. The Court’s expenses are funded primarily by assessed contributions from states parties. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results
  • Enable the ICC to carry out investigations and prosecutions—to date, 27 cases have been brought before the Court and 11 different situations are under investigation. Verdicts have been issued in 6 cases. For more information, please visit the Court’s Situations under investigation web page.
  • Engage in outreach to promote accountability for serious international crimes and advance the interests of justice; the Court has created an outreach strategy and published a report for the General Assembly of the United Nations. The Court also reports on its outreach activities on an annual basis to the Assembly of States Parties (ASP). Reports to the ASP are available on the Court’s website.
  • Carry on all other activities required and expected of a judicial body functioning in accordance with international standards.
  • Carry on all activities in accordance with the Court’s internal and external oversight mechanisms. Internal controls are being maintained by the Court’s Registrar, including through the Office of Internal Audit. The ASP also appointed an External Auditor and created the Committee on Budget and Finance for the budgetary and financial review and monitoring of the resources of the Court. The Court’s reports to the ASP contain detailed performance measures and performance indicators for its various activities. All proposed ICC budgets, Committee on Budget and Finance reports, financial statements, external audit reports, and resolutions are available on the ICC website.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation

N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

Canada is an active participant in the annual ASP and on the Committee on Budget and Finance. The Embassy of Canada to the Netherlands is regularly in direct contact with Court officials and, together with the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations in New York, participates in working groups dealing with governance and financial issues affecting the Court.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment2018-19 Forecast spendingPlanned spending
2019-202020-212021-22
Total grants0000
Total contributions13,351,72913,552,18213,552,18213,552,182
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program 13,351,729 13,552,182 13,552,182 13,552,182

International Development Assistance

Name of transfer payment program

International Development Assistance

Start date

2001-2002

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Grants and contributions

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2012-13

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Programs:

1. International Policy Coordination

27. Humanitarian Assistance

28. Partnerships and Development Innovation

29. Multilateral International Assistance

30. Peace and Stabilization Operations

34. Europe, Arctic, Middle East and Maghreb International Assistance

35. Americas International Assistance

36. Asia Pacific International Assistance

37. Sub-Saharan Africa International Assistance 

Description

In 2017, the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie launched the Feminist International Assistance Policy. It outlines how Canada will refocus its international assistance on helping the poorest and most vulnerable people and build a more peaceful, inclusive and prosperous world. Implementation is focused on six action areas that recognize that promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is the most effective approach to eradicating poverty and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Official development assistance (ODA) activities contribute to poverty reduction, take into account the perspectives of the poor, and are consistent with international human rights standards, as per the Official Development Assistance Accountability Act (the Act). ODA may also be provided for the purposes of alleviating the effects of natural disasters or other emergency occurring outside Canada. Global Affairs Canada (GAC) is the lead department responsible for Canada's ODA. The majority of the department’s international assistance activities meet the requirements of the Act. However, Global Affairs Canada’s transfer payment program does not preclude activities falling outside the scope of the Act. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results
  • Improved physical, social and economic well-being for the poorest, most marginalized and most vulnerable, particularly for women and girls, in countries where GAC engages.
  • Enhanced enjoyment of human rights for women and girls and gender equality for all women and men, girls and boys, particularly the poorest, most marginalized and most vulnerable, in countries where GAC engages.
  • Enhanced equal learning outcomes for girls and boys and equal employability of youth, women and men, particularly the poorest, most vulnerable and most marginalized, in developing countries, conflict-affected and fragile situations and humanitarian settings where GAC engages.
  • Improved health and well-being for the poorest, the most marginalized and the most vulnerable populations, particularly women and girls, in countries where GAC engages.
  • Reduced suffering and increased human dignity in communities experiencing humanitarian crises where GAC engages in humanitarian programming.
  • Improved state of the environment and climate resilience for marginalized and vulnerable populations and future generations, particularly women and girls.
  • Improved equality and enjoyment of human rights for the poorest, most marginalized and most vulnerable people, particularly women and children, and youth in countries and online spaces where GAC engages.
  • Improved peace and security in countries and regions where Canada engages.
  • Canada’s international assistance is made more effective by leveraging diverse partnerships, innovation, and experimentation.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

Please see the “Planned Results” section of the 2018-19 Departmental Plan.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients
Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment2018-19 Forecast spendingPlanned spending
2019-202020-212021-22
Multilateral ProgrammingTotal grants2,357,668,6322,266,746,1072,263,102,0102,262,365,632
Total contributions146,244,09777,810,000121,150,00012,150,000
Partnership with Canadians ProgrammingTotal grants18,764,24238,900,00138,900,00138,900,001
Total contributions309,312,313345,791,968283,822,335370,266,718
Bilateral ProgrammingTotal grants2,800,0007,867,7607,867,7607,867,760
Total contributions787,111,488460,838,742496,333,827496,438,027
Total program 3,621,900,7723,197,954,5783,211,175,9333,187,988,138

International Financial Institutions

Name of transfer payment program

International Financial Institutions (IFIs) as per the International Development (Financial Institutions) Assistance Act

Start date

N/A

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Statutory Authority (Payments to International Financial Institutions – Direct payments)

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

N/A

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 29. Multilateral International Assistance

Description

International financial institutions such as the World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund and the regional development banks (including the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Caribbean Development Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank) provide technical assistance and financial services that focus on country-specific development solutions. Payments to IFIs are made in accordance with sections 3(a), 3(c) and section 12 of the International Development (Financial Institutions) Assistance Act. These include direct payment to the institutions to enable the IFIs to finance their concessional facilities and funding windows for assistance to the poorest developing countries, as well as the purchase of shares of the institutions to provide them with increased capital in order to expand their financing activities.  There is no expectation for recipients to repay funds provided under this transfer payment program.

Expected results

Increased effectiveness of Canadian development cooperation through engagement with, and investment in, multilateral and global organizations, to address humanitarian and development challenges, including: progress in global food security, health, education women’s economic empowerment, governance, climate mitigation and adaptation, infrastructure development, and support inclusive, sustainable economic growth in developing countries.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Overarching assessments of many key partners are primarily done through the Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN).

MOPAN completed evaluations for the World Bank Group, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in 2017.

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

Overarching assessments of many key partners will primarily be done through MOPAN. Planned assessments to commence in 2017-18, include the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Review.

Please consult Global Affairs Canada’s Rolling Five-Year Development Evaluation Work Plan.

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

In May 2016, the International Assistance Review was launched to renew Canada’s international assistance policy. The public consultations were closed on July 31, 2016. More than 300 consultations were hosted in over 65 countries and at nine high-level events in five Canadian cities. Over 15,000 people and partners were engaged, resulting in more than 10,600 written contributions. The new international assistance policy was launched on June 9, 2017.

GAC holds regular consultations with IFIs, including through annual conferences, bilateral meetings, donors meetings, including on general capital increases and replenishment discussions.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment2018-19 Forecast spendingPlanned spending
2019-202020-212021-22
Total grants0000
Total contributions250,684,323232,491,748232,491,748232,491,748
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program 250,684,323 232,491,748 232,491,748 232,491,748

International Labour Organization

Name of transfer payment program

International Labour Organization (ILO)

Start date

The ILO was founded in 1919, and Canada has been a member since inception.

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2011-2012

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 2. Multilateral Policy

Description

Canada’s annual assessed contribution to the ILO, a UN specialized agency, is a legally binding obligation of membership. The purpose of membership is to further the Government of Canada’s foreign policy goals related to international labour and social policy issues and provide it with a voice in the international community. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results
  • Development and effective supervision of international labour standards and realization of fundamental principles and rights at work;
  • Targeted action against child labour, giving priority to the urgent elimination of its worst forms;
  • Contributions to poverty reduction through promotion of coherent economic and social policies that support employment creation;
  • Assistance to constituents in the development of skills and employability policies and programs for decent work;
  • Better instruments and tools for policy analysis and formulation that support good governance and the extension of social protections to vulnerable workers; and
  • Strengthened social dialogue on labour and social-policy issues at the national and international levels.

The ILO’s Programme Budget, which sets out the strategic objectives and expected outcomes for the organization’s work, is approved every two years by the International Labour Conference.  For additional details on results and plans, please consult: ILO Programme and Budget 2018-2019.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation

N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

N/A

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment2018-19 Forecast spendingPlanned spending
2019-202020-212021-22
Total grants0000
Total contributions14,514,23814,626,47314,626,47314,626,473
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program 14,514,238 14,626,473 14,626,473 14,626,473

International Organisation of la Francophonie

Name of transfer payment program

International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF)

Start date

March 9, 1972

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2011-2012

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 2. Multilateral Policy

Description

Canada’s assessed contribution to the regular budget of the IOF is a legally binding obligation of membership. The purpose of Canada’s membership is to promote Canadian values (e.g. gender equality, cultural and linguistic diversity, democracy, human rights, and good governance) and interests; to further the Government of Canada’s foreign policy objectives related to international peace, security, development and prosperity; and to enhance relationships among the 87 other La Francophonie states and governments. The IOF is not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results
  • Greater adherence to La Francophonie values and principles;
  • More effective, efficient and equitable global governance;
  • Women and youth more integrated and valued in political and development processes;
  • More inclusive economic growth and sustainable development; and
  • Continuation of cooperation programs and activities undertaken by the organization as measured by performance measures and indicators for monitoring and reporting, as established under the approved terms and conditions.

Global Affairs Canada does not govern the IOF’s performance management strategy; however, the department receives annual financial statements, annual reports from the IOF Comptroller and the external auditor and a report from the Secretary General every two years. Canada is represented by the Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie at the Ministerial Conference of La Francophonie and by the Prime Minister of Canada at La Francophonie summits. As well, a number of administrative and financial meetings at the officer level and at the level of the Prime Minister’s Personal Representative to La Francophonie are held during the year at which such reports are presented.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2017-2018

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Pending

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

2022-2023

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

N/A

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment2018-19 Forecast spendingPlanned spending
2019-202020-212021-22
Total grants0000
Total contributions15,587,00216,121,57016,121,57016,121,570
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program 15,587,002 16,121,570 16,121,570 16,121,570

North Atlantic Treaty Organization Civil Administration

Name of transfer payment program

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Civil Administration

Start date

January 1, 1989

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2011-2012 (amended)

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 16. Peace and Security Policy

Description

Canada’s annual assessed contribution to NATO flows from its membership in NATO under the 1949 North Atlantic Treaty. Canada’s contribution furthers its foreign policy goals by funding the administrative budget of NATO, an international organization vital to Canadian defence and security interests. NATO was founded to promote the stability of the Euro-Atlantic area and to safeguard the freedom and security of its people based on the principles of democracy, individual liberty and international law. NATO accounts are subject to annual audit by the International Board of Auditors (IBAN) for NATO. Since September 1, 2014, and through a voluntary national contribution, Canada has a representative on the IBAN for a four-year period. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program. In practice, any surplus funds are credited to the following year.

Expected results
  • Effective decision-making by NATO in pursuit of its objectives to maintain stability and security in the Euro-Atlantic area in the context of a rapidly changing international security environment in Eastern Europe and the Middle East and North Africa region as measured by, for example, implementation of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence and Projecting Stability initiatives, including in the context of the NATO Summit in Brussels in 2018;
  • Linked to above, direct support to prime ministerial and ministerial engagement in NATO decision-making processes (e.g. summits, foreign and defence ministerial meetings);
  • Support to NATO operations as measured by progress with respect to ongoing NATO operations and activities, including in Eastern and Central Europe, the Mediterranean Sea, Kosovo, Afghanistan and elsewhere;
  • Enhanced relations with NATO partners as measured by the development and implementation of policies aimed at enhancing these relationships;
  • Appropriate response to current and emerging defence and security challenges, as measured by, for example, ongoing progress on NATO cyber defence and by ensuring that NATO is able to defend its own networks against cyber threats;
  • Proper management of the Alliance’s resources, as measured by ongoing reform and transformation initiatives, which include increasing NATO’s transparency and accountability and ensuring appropriate value for money; and
  • The completion of the new NATO headquarters into which allies moved in during 2018.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation

N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

N/A

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment2018-19 Forecast spendingPlanned spending
2019-202020-212021-22
Total grants0000
Total contributions25,253,16925,868,51825,868,51825,868,518
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program 25,253,169 25,868,518 25,868,518 25,868,518

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Name of transfer payment program

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Start date

March 20, 1975

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2011-2012 (amended)

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 1. International Policy Coordination

Description

The mission of the OECD is to develop and promote evidence-based policies and standards that will improve the economic and social well-being of its 36 member countries and people around the world. The OECD works primarily with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change, measures productivity and global flows of trade and investment, analyzes and compares data to predict future trends, and sets international standards on a wide range of areas, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals. The OECD’s biennial planning and budgeting are governed by an outputs-based management framework, delivered through a Programme of Work and Budget, which is approved by members, based on their priorities. Outputs are tracked by the Secretariat and each of the OECD’s committees, whose members assess the activities’ quality and impact through the Programme Implementation Report, with a view to improving performance. Impact effectiveness and efficiency of committees are also assessed through in-depth evaluations on a five-year basis. Financial operations and expenditures are externally audited annually and reported to members; external auditors also undertake performance audits.

Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.  

Expected results
  • Find solutions to common economic and social problems by working cooperatively with members toward the development of evidence-based international policies, standards, models, guidelines and agreements;
  • Implement OECD work programs and policy positions that reflect input from across the Canadian government and support domestic priorities;
  • Influence the policy development of other members and of non-members to improve the functioning of the international economic environment;
  • Analyze new and emerging issues, both domestic and global, that affect Canada’s economy and standard of living;
  • Improve engagement with non-members, reflecting Canadian priorities to increase the long-term reach and global impact of the organization’s standards;
  • Implement institutional reforms to improve the OECD’s ability to cope with new issues and power dynamics; and
  • Ensure sound management of the OECD.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation

N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

N/A

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment2018-19 Forecast spendingPlanned spending
2019-202020-212021-22
Total grants0000
Total contributions14,367,58914,937,11214,937,11214,937,112
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program 14,367,589 14,937,112 14,937,112 14,937,112

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Name of transfer payment program

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Start date

January 1, 1993

End date

 Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2012-2013

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 16. Peace and Security Policy

Description

Canada’s annual assessed contribution to the OSCE is an obligation arising from its membership in what has become the world’s largest regional security organization, with 57 participating states from North America, Europe and Eurasia. Canada’s contribution furthers its foreign policy goals related to human rights, fundamental freedoms, democratization, fragile states, conflict prevention, crisis management, mediation, post-conflict development, and arms control. This is achieved by funding OSCE operations; Permanent Council meetings and working groups; policy conferences and expert workshops; and on-the-ground mediation, social betterment, and capacity-building programs implemented by the OSCE Secretariat, autonomous institutions, and field missions.

Canada’s OSCE contributions also include payments made to administer and implement two legally binding conventional arms control regimes to which Canada is state party: the Treaty on Open Skies (for which Canada is a treaty co-depository, together with Hungary) and the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, as well as the politically binding Vienna Document. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results
  • Effective and timely implementation of the decisions of the OSCE Permanent Council as well as the Ministerial Council as measured by the organization’s successful work and progress on such issues of importance to Canada as: human rights; election monitoring; democracy building; good governance; tolerance and non-discrimination; safeguarding fundamental freedoms; combatting human trafficking; counterterrorism and extremism; as well as enhanced engagement with key OSCE Partners. 
  • Continuous monitoring of the security situation in Europe, as measured by the OSCE’s regular reporting and early warning function provided by the organization’s Conflict Prevention Centre, its specialized institutions and its Field Operations, including the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine. In this regard, the OSCE’s work and engagement in the region’s conflicts (e.g. Ukraine, Nagorno-Karabakh, Moldova-Transnistria, and Georgia’s secessionist regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia) contribute to promoting dialogue and lowering tensions.
  • Concerted programming to actively contribute to conflict prevention, conflict resolution and post-conflict institution building, as measured by the successful implementation of the Permanent Council and the Ministerial Decisions that strengthen the OSCE’s conflict prevention toolkit, especially in the key areas of early warning and mediation. In addition, the Transnational Threats Unit consolidates and coordinates the OSCE’s work on counterterrorism, border security, policing and anti-trafficking.
  • Proper management of the organization’s resources, as measured by the audits on the OSCE’s financial statements and by the renewed efforts of the OSCE Secretary General to enhance the organization’s accountability and transparency.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation

N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

N/A

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment2018-19 Forecast spendingPlanned spending
2019-202020-212021-22
Total grants0000
Total contributions18,892,58719,409,84619,409,84619,409,846
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program 18,892,587 19,409,846 19,409,846 19,409,846

Organization of American States

Name of transfer payment program

Organization of American States (OAS) (funding approved by vote in Parliament)

Start date

May 31, 1990

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2011-2012

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 6. Americas Policy & Diplomacy

Description

The OAS was established in order to achieve among its member states an order of peace and justice, to promote their solidarity, to strengthen their collaboration, and to defend their sovereignty, their territorial integrity, and their independence. The OAS is composed of 35 member states (34 are active members) of the Americas and constitutes the main political, juridical, and social governmental forum in the hemisphere. In addition, it has granted permanent observer status to 69 states, as well as to the European Union. The OAS’s four pillars are well aligned with Canada’s priorities in the Americas: democracy, human rights, security, and development. Based in Washington, D.C., the OAS is a key multilateral venue for pursuing Canadian interests in the Americas. More than just a political forum, the OAS plays a valuable role in the development of common policies and norms for the hemisphere.

Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected Results

Canada advances its interests and objectives in the hemisphere multilaterally through the Organization of American States (OAS). 

  • Canada will continue to be an influential player at the OAS. Canada’s strongest engagement at the OAS is in the areas of democratic governance, hemispheric security, human rights and institutional reform. Canada is also working with the OAS to foster market-based sustainable economic growth and promote gender equality in the region. Through its diplomatic engagement and financial support, Canada ensures the implementation of projects in areas of key Canadian interest, which complement and leverage the impact of Canada’s other bilateral interventions. 
  • Canada will continue to play a leadership role in ongoing reform initiatives to make the OAS more focused, effective and efficient.

The Terms and Conditions governing this transfer payment do not specify the performance measures and indicators. The OAS’s Office of the Inspector General and Board of External Auditors monitor the OAS’s financial, operational and administrative operations and ensure observance and compliance with policies, rules and practices established by the General Secretariat. Reports are produced and approved annually. 

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation

N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

Canada maintains a permanent mission to the OAS, headed by an ambassador and permanent representative to the OAS in Washington, D.C.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment2018-19 Forecast spendingPlanned spending
2019-202020-212021-22
Total grants0000
Total contributions11,158,89110,866,58810,866,58810,866,588
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program 11,158,89110,866,588 10,866,588 10,866,588

Pan American Health Organization

Name of transfer payment program

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) (Voted)

Start date

July 2008

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Assessed Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2013-14

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 6. Americas Policy & Diplomacy

Description

Objective: Comply with the obligation of Canada, as a member state of PAHO, to provide funding for the Organization to advance its public health work in the Americas. The program enables Canada to protect the health of Canadians by advancing global and regional health and foreign policy priorities, and by contributing to the security of the Americas region.

Intervention Method(s): Membership in PAHO enables Canada to: 1) Protect the health of Canadians; 2) Advance Canada’s health and international assistance priorities through effective and timely management of health emergencies and outbreaks in the region; 3) Collaborate on the development of guidelines and sharing of health information and public health intelligence; and 4) Build capacity in the Americas region to uphold international norms and standards through comparative policy analysis, collaboration, and sharing of best practices.

Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results
  • Protect the health of Canadians by contributing to the security of the Americas region;
  • Advance Canada’s influence and interests in the Americas region - with respect to policies, good governance, transparency, and accountability; and
  • Disseminate Canadian-based values related to health, as well as successes on key policies such as universal health coverage.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2013-14 (An institutional fiduciary risk assessment [using FRET] was completed in 2014)

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

TBD

General targeted recipient groups

PAHO is the sole recipient of membership fees under these terms and conditions.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

Engagement takes place through a variety of ways, including meetings; participation in PAHO governing bodies (planning and budgeting processes); technical and program cooperation in priority areas; knowledge transfer activities through Canada's participation in PAHO's technical advisory groups; and the review of annual reporting and monitoring of performance.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment2018-19 Forecast spendingPlanned spending
2019-202020-212021-22
Total grants0000
Total contributions14,141,71914,495,99814,495,99814,495,998
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program 14,141,71914,495,99814,495,998 14,495,998

Peace and Stabilization Operations Program

Name of transfer payment program

Peace and Stabilization Operations Program (PSOPs)

Start date

2016

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Grants and Contributions

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

 2018-19

Link to department’s Program Inventory

 Program 30. Peace and Stabilization Operations

Description

The Peace and Stabilization Operations Program (PSOPs) is the Government of Canada’s platform for conflict prevention, stabilization and peacebuilding. It engages in fragile and conflict-affected states leveraging resources of, and partnerships with, multilateral institutions and like-minded nations. It effects its work through policy expertise, support to multilateral institutions, programming and deployments. 

PSOPs core responsibilities are: 1) to provide policy leadership on peace and stabilization, including strategic coordination of Government of Canada responses to complex political crises on an as-needed basis; and 2) to deliver gender-responsive conflict prevention, stabilization, and peacebuilding initiatives through both programming (in the form of grants and contributions) and deployments.

Expected results
  • Improved inclusive and gender-responsive prevention of violent conflict, response to crisis, and peacebuilding in fragile and conflict-affected areas where PSOPs engages.
  • Enhanced inclusive and gender-responsive prevention of and response to national and transnational threats by security institutions in fragile and conflict-affected areas where PSOPs engages.
  • Enhanced inclusive and gender-responsive multilateral prevention, mitigation and response to violent conflict, threats, insecurity and fragility in the world.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2015-2016

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

Summative Evaluation scheduled for 2020-21.

General targeted recipient groups
  • Civil society in fragile and conflict-affected countries/regions;
  • Foreign governments;
  • International organizations and/or alliances; and
  • Canadian federal departments and/or agencies.
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

As of 2018, the PSOPs website is the key tool through which PSOPs communicates with the public and potential applicants. It includes key information on applying for funding, and applicants may submit concept papers, whether unsolicited or in response to a call for concepts, through the website. PSOPs’ areas of focus including geographic and thematic priorities are also clearly communicated on the website for the awareness of potential applicants and with the aim of improving the strategic alignment of all PSOPs programming.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment2018-19 Forecast spendingPlanned spending
2019-202020-212021-22
Total grants84,277,800157,913,462152,913,46296,913,462
Total contributions76,972,20036,350,00037,850,00036,850,000
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program 161,250,000 194,263,462190,763,462 133,763,462

Projects and Development Activities Resulting from La Francophonie Summits

Name of transfer payment program

Projects and development activities resulting from La Francophonie summits

Start date

March 9, 1979

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2011-2012

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 29. Multilateral International Assistance

Description

This program provides funding to cooperation programs and activities undertaken by the International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF). It also provides financial support to the Government of New Brunswick to foster its participation in summits, ministerial conferences and other related La Francophonie activities. This program promotes Canadian interests and is consistent with Canada’s development, political and economic objectives for La Francophonie.

Expected results
  • Active participation by the IOF in all areas identified in the contribution agreement as measured by the Performance Management Strategy, which requires that financial reports be submitted to Global Affairs Canada before settlements to the IOF are initiated. Reports are also presented at the annual Ministerial Conference of La Francophonie as well as to the Administration and Finance Commission and the Permanent Council of La Francophonie, which are held as preparatory meetings in advance of the Ministerial Conference of La Francophonie.
  • Active participation by the Government of New Brunswick in all significant IOF activities as measured by the provision on accountability that is part of the protocol of agreement on Canada’s financial contribution for the participation of New Brunswick at La Francophonie events and follow-up. New Brunswick accepts to submit to Canada, in the six months following the end of the duration of the protocol, a narrative report as well as a certified financial report on real time expenses made by New Brunswick during the fiscal year.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2017-2018 (IOF)

Decision following the results of last evaluation

 Pending

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

2022-2023

General targeted recipient groups

Other levels of government and international organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

N/A

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment2018-19 Forecast spendingPlanned spending
2019-202020-212021-22
Total grants0000
Total contributions8,000,0008,000,0008,000,0008,000,000
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program 8,000,000 8,000,000 8,000,000 8,000,000

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Name of transfer payment program

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Start date

UNESCO was founded in 1945, and Canada has been a member since inception.

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2011-2012

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 2. Multilateral Policy

Description

Canada’s annual assessed contribution to UNESCO is a legally binding obligation of membership. The purpose of membership is to further the Government of Canada’s foreign policy goals related to culture, science and education and provide it with a voice in the international community. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results
  • Progress in the implementation of the Education 2030 Agenda by focusing on sector-wide policy and planning, literacy, teachers and skills development for the world of work; 
  • Reduction of gender disparities in primary and secondary education in member states, and strengthening of global commitment to education for girls and women; 
  • Strengthening of education system responses to contemporary challenges with emphasis on universal values based on peace, mutual understanding and respect for human dignity, education for sustainable development, including education for disaster preparedness; 
  • Implementation of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions; 
  • Implementation of the International Convention against Doping in Sport; 
  • Protection of cultural and natural heritage through the implementation of UNESCO’s culture conventions, in particular the World Heritage Convention and the 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property;  
  • Establishment of effective early warning systems for tsunamis; 
  • Improved management of the planet’s water resources through increased scientific cooperation; 
  • Development of free, independent and pluralistic media, and civic participation; 
  • Freedom of expression, freedom of information and freedom of the press more broadly integrated into policies in member states; and  
  • Protection and digitalization of the world’s documentary heritage.

UNESCO’s program and budget, which set out the strategic objectives and expected outcomes for the organization’s work, are approved every two years by the UNESCO General Conference. For further information, visit the UNESCO website.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation

N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

N/A

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment2018-19 Forecast spendingPlanned spending
2019-202020-212021-22
Total grants0000
Total contributions12,350,89712,816,31612,816,31612,816,316
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program 12,350,897 12,816,316 12,816,316 12,816,316

UN Peacekeeping Operations

Name of transfer payment program

UN Peacekeeping Operations

Start date

The UN was established in 1945, and Canada has been a member since inception.

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2011-2012

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 2. Multilateral Policy

Description

United Nations Peacekeeping Operations help countries torn by conflict create the conditions for lasting peace. In addition to maintaining peace and security, peacekeepers are increasingly charged with assisting in political processes, reforming judicial systems, training law enforcement and police forces, disarming and reintegrating former combatants, and supporting the return of internally displaced persons and refugees. Canada’s assessed contribution to UN Peacekeeping Operations is a legally binding obligation of membership. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results
  • Enhance peace and security for the countries and regions concerned;
  • Contribute to increased levels of security, protection of civilians, support to humanitarian activities, basic services and governance provided in affected areas, promoting advanced prospects for peace as well as enabling reconstruction and development activities; and
  • Maintain multilateral relationships with key UN organizations and bilateral relationships with key allies and other troop-contributing countries.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation

N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

N/A

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment2018-19 Forecast spendingPlanned spending
2019-202020-212021-22
Total grants0000
Total contributions275,674,394252,979,709252,979,709252,979,709
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program 275,674,394252,979,709252,979,709252,979,709

United Nations Organization

Name of transfer payment program

United Nations Organization (UN)

Start date

The UN was established in 1945, and Canada has been a member since inception.

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2011-2012

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 2. Multilateral Policy

Description

Canada’s assessed contribution to the regular budget of the United Nations is a legally binding obligation of membership. The purpose of membership is to further the Government of Canada’s foreign policy goals related to international peace, security and development and provide it with a voice in the international community. Assessed contributions are used to finance the organization’s programs toward attainment of the UN’s objectives, as set out in its Charter. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results
  • Promotion of peace and security; 
  • Progress toward achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; 
  • Promotion and protection of human rights; 
  • Effective coordination of humanitarian assistance efforts; 
  • Promotion of justice and international law; 
  • Progress toward disarmament; 
  • International cooperation for drug control and crime prevention; and
  • International cooperation to combat terrorism.

The UN’s program and budget, which set out the strategic objectives and expected outcomes for the organization’s work, are approved every two years by the UN General Assembly. For further information, please visit the website of the UN.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation

N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

N/A

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment2018-19 Forecast spendingPlanned spending
2019-202020-212021-22
Total grants0000
Total contributions104,392,010106,055,148106,055,148106,055,148
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program 104,392,010 106,055,148 106,055,148 106,055,148

Weapons Threat Reduction Program

Name of transfer payment program

Weapons Threat Reduction Program (WTRP)

Start date

June 7, 2018

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Grants and contributions

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2017-18 (amended from previous)

Strategic Outcome

International Assistance and Poverty Alleviation - Poverty is reduced, and security and democracy are increased for those living in countries where Canada engages.

Link to department's Program Inventory

Program 32. Weapons Threat Reduction

Description

The WTRP is responsible for the implementation of Canada’s participation in the 31-partner Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction (the Global Partnership). The WTRP was renewed on an ongoing basis at reference levels of $73.4 million per annum to address emerging weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferation threats globally, corresponding with the G7’s decision to expand the Global Partnership’s geographic focus. The WTRP implements cooperative WMD threat reduction projects in the following priority areas: nuclear and radiological security; biological security; support for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540; chemical weapons destruction; and, as part of the WTRP’s newly expanded mandate, providing institutional support to international legal regimes dealing with conventional weapons, including capacity building support to States.

Expected results
  • Reduced threats to Canadians and the global population from conventional weapons and WMDs as well as chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN)-related materials; 
  • Strengthened prevention of, and/or response of partner states, organizations and global networks, to the proliferation of weapons including WMDs;
  • Reduced access to CBRN-related materials by non-state actors and states of proliferation concern; and
  • Improved legal and policy instruments and frameworks of partner states that meet international security and threat reduction standards and best practices.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2017-2018

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Continuation

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

2022-23

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations with relevant CBRN security expertise and capacities in which Canada is a member or participant; partner foreign states and entities thereof, including those states whose WMD counter-proliferation regimes are deemed to be vulnerable; all other legal entities, including individuals who meet the eligibility requirements under the WTRP's approved terms and conditions; Crown corporations and government departments.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

In addition to using Global Affairs Canada's global network of missions to identify potential project initiatives, the WTRP undertakes targeted outreach and assessment missions to countries identified in its interdepartmental strategic programming framework exercise. The WTRP also engages with relevant multilateral institutions (e.g. International Atomic Energy Agency, World Health Organization, Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) and in international forums (e.g. Global Partnership Working Group and the Global Health Security Agenda) to engage potential partners and exchange information on important potential recipients.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment2018-19 Forecast spendingPlanned spending
2019-202020-212021-22
Total grants30,550,00025,550,00025,550,00025,550,000
Total contributions37,940,00037,940,00037,940,00037,940,000
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program 68,490,000 63,490,000 63,490,000 63,490,000

World Health Organization

Name of transfer payment program

World Health Organization (WHO)

Start date

The WHO was founded in 1948, and Canada has been a member since inception.

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2011-2012

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 2. Multilateral Policy

Description

Canada’s annual assessed contribution to the WHO is a legally binding obligation of membership. The purpose of membership is to further the Government of Canada’s foreign policy goals related to health and provide it with a voice in the international community. For further information, please visit the WHO website. Recipients are not required to repay funds obtained under this transfer payment program.

Expected results
  • Enhanced global health security through:
    • operationalization of a unified WHO emergency program;
    • establishment of a Global Health Emergency Network;
    • contribution toward International Health Regulations (2005) (IHRs) core capacities and improvements to the IHRs; and
    • support for the implementation of the Contingency Fund for Emergencies.  
  • Accelerated progress toward achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by:
    • reducing maternal mortality;
    • improving child survival;
    • addressing the global burden of non-communicable diseases and their main risk factors;
    • promoting healthy environments; and
    • increasing access to essential medicines.
  • Promotion of health equity by:
    • strengthening health systems to reach the poorest and most vulnerable.
  • Strengthened global norms and standards in health by:
    • developing, implementing and monitoring global norms and standards; and
    • promoting safety of food, water, and medical products and devices.
  • Continued progress to implement WHO institutional reform by:
    • supporting ongoing efforts to enhance organizational efficiency, effectiveness and transparency.

The WHO’s Programme budget, which sets out the strategic objectives and expected outcomes for the organization’s work, is approved every two years by the World Health Assembly. For additional details on results and plans, please consult: WHO proposed programme budget 2018-19.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation

N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

N/A

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment2018-19 Forecast spendingPlanned spending
2019-202020-212021-22
Total grants0000
Total contributions18,931,17018,283,39018,283,39018,283,390
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program 18,931,170 18,283,390 18,283,390 18,283,390

World Trade Organization

Name of transfer payment program

World Trade Organization (WTO)

Start date

January 1, 1995

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2009-2010

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 18. Trade Policy, Agreements Negotiations, Agreements and Dispute

Description

The WTO is a cornerstone of Canada’s trade policy, providing a common set of rules, rights and obligations for the trade policies of its 164 members and a forum for Canada to advance its trade interests on the broadest possible basis. The WTO provides Canada with the opportunity to build alliances, influence rules and secure concessions on issues where it may otherwise have less leverage. Issues such as agriculture subsidies and regulatory concerns (e.g. sanitary and phytosanitary measures) are more effectively addressed multilaterally. Canada is also a regular user of the WTO’s dispute settlement system. In addition, through the ongoing work of its many committees, the WTO provides a forum for Canada to raise and resolve a range of trade irritants and market access issues. Finally, the WTO is an active forum for trade policy monitoring and surveillance.

WTO negotiations have been effectively stalled since 2008, with WTO members disagreeing on whether the mandates of the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) remain a relevant and viable basis from which to advance multilateral negotiations. Canada and other like-minded countries believe that the DDA mandates are no longer viable and that the WTO must explore new ways to conclude work on the outstanding Doha-round issues while also exploring other issues such as those to address the needs of a 21st century economy (e.g. e-commerce).  In parallel, the WTO is facing unprecedented challenges against the backdrop of global trade tensions and increasing protectionism. Given the important role that the WTO plays in safeguarding and facilitating global commerce, Canada has convened a small, representative, group of WTO members with objective of identifying concrete, realistic and pragmatic ideas that would strengthen and reform the organization. The work of the small group is meant to be coherent and consistent with efforts by other WTO members to modernize the WTO.

Expected results
  • As a trade-dependent country, Canada has been actively involved in all areas of the WTO negotiations:
    • Canada’s key interests are protecting the integrity of the WTO agreements and institutions; pursuing a number of remaining Doha-round issues, particularly disciplines on domestic support for agriculture; and ensuring that the WTO remains relevant to the realities of 21st century economies, including for example, by delivering outcomes in negotiations on contemporary economic issues such as fisheries subsidies, domestic regulation of services, electronic commerce and trade and gender.
    • While the broader DDA negotiations are at an impasse, Canada continues to work with other WTO members to find constructive ways to advance multilateral discussions on issues facing the global trading system.
    • Given the challenges in the WTO’s multilateral negotiations, Canada has been participating in plurilateral initiatives with a subset of like-minded WTO members in a number of areas (e.g. e-commerce, investment facilitation, domestic regulation of services) with the goal of achieving meaningful progress in these areas.
  • Continued work with WTO members to advance discussions on issues facing the global trading system:
    • Coming out of MC11 (WTO’s 11th Ministerial Conference) and in the lead up to the 12th Ministerial Conference (June 2020), a clear priority for most WTO members is to find ways of safeguarding and strengthening the organization. As noted earlier, Canada is playing a leadership role in this regard.
  • Participation in accession negotiations and reviews on WTO members:
    • Canada participates in the accession negotiations for all countries seeking to join the WTO, as measured by the number of new accessions to the WTO. Canada also participates in the review of the trade policies of each WTO member, as well as preparing for its own review (which occurs next in June 2019).
  • Canada’s progress in the above areas will be measured by, for example, WTO reports (including committee reports), as well as developments in WTO negotiations (for example, implementation of outcomes of the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference) and other work.
  •   Participation in the WTO dispute settlement system:
    • Canada is one of the most active participants in the WTO dispute settlement system, as measured by the number of disputes in which Canada is a participant as either a direct or intervening party. The WTO’s dispute settlement system is the world’s preeminent body for discussing and resolving international trade disputes. Canada is also an active participant in efforts to review the Dispute Settlement Understanding.
  • The governance mechanisms of international organizations include oversight services. Global Affairs Canada will rely upon these oversight regimes to assist in monitoring the WTO’s accountability for achieving objectives agreed to by its members and for stewardship of its funds, which are contributed by member states, including Canada. Canada, as a member of the WTO, also has access to all audits, evaluations and performance reviews completed by or on behalf of the WTO.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

Decision following the results of last evaluation

N/A

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International Organizations

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

To ensure that Canada’s interests are represented effectively at the WTO, Canada maintains a permanent mission to the WTO in Geneva, Switzerland.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment2018-19 Forecast spendingPlanned spending
2019-202020-212021-22
Total grants0000
Total contributions7,198,5257,153,6337,153,6337,153,633
Total other types of transfer payments0000
Total program 7,198,525 7,153,633 7,153,633 7,153,633

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Disclosure of Transfer Payment Programs under $5 million

Annual Voluntary Contributions to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and to the Organization of American States' Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission

Name of transfer payment program

Annual Voluntary Contributions to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and to the Organization of American States' Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 31. Anti-Crime and Counter-Terrorism Capacity Building

Main objective

To manage the Annual Voluntary Contributions (AVCs) to the Organization of American States Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (OAS-CICAD) and to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). With an annual amount of $3.45 million, governed by three Treasury Board authorities, the AVCs have three primary objectives:

  1. to  financially assist UNODC to fulfill its mandate in the fight against drugs and international crime at global levels;
  2. to financially assist CICAD to fulfill its mandate in the fight against drugs at hemispheric levels; and
  3. to help enable Canada to maintain a visible and influential role in UNODC and CICAD.

The AVCs fund efforts to reduce demand for illicit drugs, reduce supply and availability of illicit drugs, strengthen the ability of the international community to address international crime, and support coordination of drug control through research, international policy development and evaluation. Addressing international crime includes crime prevention, criminal justice, criminal law reform (rule of law) including transnational organized crime, corruption, trafficking in persons, and terrorism prevention.

The AVCs include dedicated funds to UNODC in support of the United Nations Convention against Corruption.  A portion of AVC funding is also dedicated to support objectives within the Enforcement Pillar of Canada’s National Anti-Drug Strategy.

Planned spending in 2019-20

$3,450,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2012-2013

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations (UNODC & OAS-CICAD)

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat

Name of transfer payment program

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 7. Asia Pacific Policy & Diplomacy

Main objective

Canada’s assessed contribution to the APEC Secretariat serves to sustain our influence on economic integration and cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region (e.g. trade liberalization and facilitation, economic development, human security). Active engagement in APEC ensures that Canada maintains the necessary visibility and credibility to be a valued Asia-Pacific partner and provides Canada with a valuable platform to promote Canadian priorities and interests in the region. APEC is the only Asia-Pacific regional body that meets at Leader-level of which Canada is a member.

Planned spending in 2019-20

$718,068

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal

Name of transfer payment program

Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 2. Multilateral Policy

Main objective

To pay Canada’s assessed contribution under the Basel Convention to protect human health and the environment against the adverse effects of hazardous wastes. The scope of application of the Convention covers a wide range of wastes defined as “hazardous wastes” based on their origin and/or composition and their characteristics, as well as two types of wastes defined as “other wastes”―household waste and incinerator ash.

Planned spending in 2019-20

$239,271

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

Canada’s annual host country grant to the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Name of transfer payment program

Canada’s annual host country grant to the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Grant

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 29. Multilateral International Assistance

Main objective

To support activities related to the permanent establishment in Canada of the SCBD.

Planned spending in 2019-20

$903,819

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2011-2012

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

Canadian International Arctic Fund (formerly called Northern Dimensions of Canada’s Foreign Policy)

Name of transfer payment program

Canadian International Arctic Fund (formerly called the Northern Dimension Fund)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 5. Europe, Arctic, Middle East and Maghreb Policy & Diplomacy 

Main objective

To increase the strength of the Arctic Council as the key forum for Arctic cooperation and advancing Canada’s leadership role in international Arctic affairs.

Planned spending in 2018-19

$700,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2011-2012

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

Indigenous organizations, other levels of government, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, industry associations and individuals.

Commonwealth Foundation

Name of transfer payment program

Commonwealth Foundation

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 2. Multilateral Policy

Main objective

To demonstrate Canada’s commitment to inclusive governance by promoting transparency and the active participation of civil society in Commonwealth countries. Engagement also reinforces Canada’s relationships with other Commonwealth members.

Planned spending in 2019-20

$1,167,153

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

Commonwealth Youth Program

Name of transfer payment program

Commonwealth Youth Program (CYP)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 2. Multilateral Policy

Main objective

To promote and contribute to youth development in the Commonwealth and to enhance Canada’s relationships with other Commonwealth countries on youth issues.

Planned spending in 2019-20

$1,099,305

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

Convention on Biological Diversity

Name of transfer payment program

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 2. Multilateral Policy

Main objective

To pay Canada’s assessed contribution to the CBD in support of its three objectives: the conservation of biological diversity; the sustainable use of the components of biological diversity; and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources.

Planned spending in 2019-20

$654,010

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

Diplomatic Supplement Retirement Benefit (Statutory)

Name of transfer payment program

Diplomatic Supplement Retirement Benefit (Statutory)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Grant

Type of appropriation

Payments under the Diplomatic Service (Special) Superannuation Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. D-2)

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 42. Foreign Service Directives

Program 53. Financial Management

Main objective

To provide superannuation benefits for senior appointees of Global Affairs Canada serving outside Canada.

Planned spending in 2019-20

$125,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

Retired public officials (e.g. ambassadors, ministers, high commissioners and consuls general of Canada to other countries and such other persons of comparable status), eligible spouses or common-law partners, and survivors.

Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture

Name of transfer payment program

Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 6. Americas Policy & Diplomacy

Main objective

To pay the assessed contribution for Canada’s membership in the IICA in order to participate in the Institute’s work on agricultural development, supporting countries’ adaptation to climate change and mitigation of agriculture’s impact on the environment, advancing Canadian interests in trade development and food safety, cooperating on agricultural research, combatting trans-boundary pests and disease, and leveraging the IICA as a forum to build new linkages for Canada with Latin America and the Caribbean.

Planned spending in 2019-20

$3,749,942

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

International Agency for Research on Cancer

Name of transfer payment program

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 2. Multilateral Policy

Main objective

To pay Canada’s assessed contribution to the IARC, the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization.  Its mission is to conduct and promote international collaboration in cancer research with the objective of improving health through a reduction in the incidence of and mortality from cancer throughout the world.  For further information, visit the IARC website.

Planned spending in 2019-20

$1,411,512

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

International Civil Aviation Organization

Name of transfer payment program

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 2. Multilateral Policy

Main objective

To pay Canada’s assessed contribution to ICAO, a specialized agency of the UN that works with the Convention on International Civil Aviation’s 192 member states and global aviation organizations to develop international standards and recommended practices, which states reference when developing their legally enforceable national civil aviation regulations.

Planned spending in 2019-20

$2,701,350

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

International Energy Agency

Name of transfer payment program

International Energy Agency (IEA)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 1. International Policy Coordination

Main objective

To pay Canada’s assessed contribution as a member of the IEA, the leading global authority on energy policy, market analysis and cleaner technologies. The IEA is an autonomous organization that works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 29 member countries and beyond. The IEA has four main areas of focus: energy security, economic development, environmental awareness and engagement worldwide.

Planned spending in 2019-20

$1,426,936

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission

Name of transfer payment program

International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission (IHFFC)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 3. International Law

Main objective

To pay Canada’s assessed contribution to the IHFFC, which is the only permanent international fact-finding body mandated to investigate violations of international humanitarian law.  The 76 states members of the Geneva Convention’s First Additional Protocol (as well as the Palestinian Authority) have recognized the competence of the Commission. IHFFC conducted its first investigation in 2017 by finalizing an Independent Forensic Investigation in Ukraine in 2017 at the request of the OSCE. 

Planned spending in 2019-20

$15,263

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

International Maritime Organization

Name of transfer payment program

International Maritime Organization (IMO)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 2. Multilateral Policy

Main objective

To pay Canada’s assessed contribution to the IMO, a specialized agency of the UN that is responsible for measures to improve the safety and security of international shipping and to prevent pollution from ships. It is also involved in legal matters, including liability and compensation issues and the facilitation of international maritime traffic.

Planned spending in 2019-20

$394,558

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

International Renewable Energy Agency

Name of transfer payment program

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 1. International Policy Coordination

Main objective

Promote and support the widespread deployment and sustainable use of renewable energy in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity.

Planned spending in 2019-20

$867,100

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

International Seabed Authority

Name of transfer payment program

International Seabed Authority

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 3. International Law

Main objective

To pay Canada’s annual assessed contribution under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea for the operation of the International Seabed Authority.

Planned spending in 2019-20

$342,734

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

Name of transfer payment program

International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 3. International Law

Main objective

To pay Canada’s annual assessed contribution under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea for the operation of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea for the budget year 2019.

Planned spending in 2019-20

$650,841

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

Non-proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament

Name of transfer payment program

Non-proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 16. Peace and Security Policy

Program 18. Trade Policy, Agreements Negotiations, Agreements and Disputes

Main objective

To pay Canada’s assessed contributions as a state party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, the Convention on Cluster Munitions, the Convention on Anti-Personnel Landmines, the Arms Trade Treaty, and the Seabed Arms Control Treaty.

Planned spending in 2019-20

  $391,194

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

United Nations; International organizations

Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Name of transfer payment program

Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 16. Peace and Security Policy

Main objective

To pay Canada’s assessed contribution to the NEA of the OECD in order to meet its financial obligations as an NEA member. Membership in the NEA furthers the Government of Canada’s domestic nuclear policy goals and provides Canada with access to an international forum to discuss the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. 

Planned spending in 2019-20

$944,123

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

Name of transfer payment program

OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 1. International Policy Coordination

Main objective

To pay the assessed contribution for Canada’s participation in CERI to further the provincial/territorial and federal government’s development, analysis and understanding of activities, policies and innovations in the area of education and learning.

Planned spending in 2019-20

 $214,839

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

OECD Steel Committee (formerly called International Commodity Organizations)

Name of transfer payment program

OECD Steel Committee (formerly called International Commodity Organizations)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 18. Trade Policy, Agreements Negotiations, and Disputes

Main objective

To pay Canada’s assessed contribution to support the activities of the OECD Steel Committee that provides participants with a forum to exchange views on commercial and policy developments in their domestic and global steel markets. The Committee also provides participants with regular statistical and analytical reports on such developments.

Planned spending in 2019-20

$43,517

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

Canadian steel industry, Global Affairs Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, and the Department of Finance

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

Name of transfer payment program

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 16. Peace and Security Policy

Main objective

To pay Canada’s assessed contribution under the Chemical Weapons Convention. The OPCW comprises over 190 member states that share the collective goal of preventing chemistry from ever again being used for warfare, thereby strengthening international security. To this end, the Convention contains four key objectives: destroying all existing chemical weapons under international verification by the OPCW; monitoring the chemical industry to prevent new weapons from re-emerging; providing assistance and protection to States Parties against chemical threats; and fostering international cooperation to strengthen implementation of the Convention and promote the peaceful use of chemistry.

Planned spending in 2019-20

$3,017,279

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

Payments under the Diplomatic Service Superannuation Act (Statutory)

Name of transfer payment program

Payments under the Diplomatic Service (Special) Superannuation Act (Statutory)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Grant

Type of appropriation

Payments under the Diplomatic Service (Special) Superannuation Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. D-2)

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 42. Foreign Service Directives

Program 53. Financial Management

Main objective

To provide superannuation benefits for senior appointees of Global Affairs Canada serving outside Canada.

Planned spending in 2019-20

$375,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

Retired public officials (e.g. ambassadors, ministers, high commissioners and consuls general of Canada to other countries and such other persons of comparable status), eligible spouses or common-law partners, and survivors.

Peace Implementation Council

Name of transfer payment program

Peace Implementation Council (PIC)

End date

Approved in 2012 until next departmental review

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 5. Europe, Arctic, Middle East and Maghreb Policy & Diplomacy 

Main objective

To pay Canada’s assessed contribution to support the PIC and its Steering Board, of which Canada is a member, in advising the Office of the High Representative (OHR) on political, economic and security matters. The Steering Board appoints the High Representative and shares the cost of OHR operations.

Planned spending in 2019-20

$246,102

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

Permanent Court of Arbitration

Name of transfer payment program

Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)

End date

2017-2018

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 3. International Law

Main objective

To pay Canada’s assessed contribution to support the key role that the PCA plays in resolving international disputes in a peaceful manner and in the successful resolution of both public and private disputes between states. Canada’s support for the PCA is directly related to article 10(2)(j) of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Act, according to which the Minister of Foreign Affairs is required to “foster the development of international law and its application in Canada’s external relations.”

Planned spending in 2019-20

$78,220

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission

Name of transfer payment program

Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 6. Americas Policy & Diplomacy

Main objective

As required by the 1964 agreement between Canada and the United States, the two nations share equally in the costs of development, operation, and maintenance of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park, site of the summer home of former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The park is located on Campobello Island, New Brunswick (in the Bay of Fundy), and is a lasting symbol of the close relationship between Canada and the United States.

Planned spending in 2019-20

$2,163,569

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade

Name of transfer payment program

Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 2. Multilateral Policy

Main objective

To pay Canada’s assessed contribution under the Rotterdam Convention, which promotes shared responsibility and cooperative efforts among parties in the international trade of certain hazardous chemicals in order to protect human health and the environment from potential harm. It also contributes to the environmentally sound use of those hazardous chemicals by facilitating information exchange about their characteristics, providing for a national decision-making process on their import and export and disseminating these decisions to parties.

Planned spending in 2019-20

$158,187

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

Secrétariat technique permanent des conférences ministérielles de l’éducation, de la jeunesse et des sports des pays d’expression française

Name of transfer payment program

Secrétariat technique permanent des conférences ministérielles de l'éducation, de la jeunesse et des sports des pays d'expression française (CONFEJES and CONFEMEN)

End date

Canada’s voluntary contributions ended on December 31, 2012. Assessed contributions continue.

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 2. Multilateral Policy

Main objective

To pay Canada’s assessed contribution to CONFEJES, whose goal is to promote youth and sport among La Francophonie member states, and to CONFEMEN, whose mandate is to promote education, and professional and technical training.

Planned spending in 2019-20

$88,084

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2009-2010

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

Name of transfer payment program

Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 2. Multilateral Policy

Main objective

To pay Canada’s assessed contribution under the Stockholm Convention to protect human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants.

Planned spending in 2019-20

$256,120

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

UN Trust Fund on Indigenous Issues

Name of transfer payment program

UN Trust Fund on Indigenous Issues (to Support the Work of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Grant

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 17. International Security Policy and Diplomacy

Main objective

To advance Indigenous issues in the areas of economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights, through the provision of expert advice and recommendations, integration of indigenous issues in the UN system, dissemination of information on indigenous issues, and promotion of respect for and full application of the provisions of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Planned spending in 2018-19

$30,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2014-2015

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International and indigenous communities and representative organizations worldwide

UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture

Name of transfer payment program

UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Grant

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 17. International Security Policy and Diplomacy

Main objective

To provide financial assistance to non-governmental organizations that deliver medical, psychological, legal and social assistance to victims of torture and their families.

Planned spending in 2019-20

$60,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

 2014-15

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Name of transfer payment program

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 2. Multilateral Policy

Main objective

To pay Canada’s assessed contribution to the UNFCCC to help stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations at a level that would prevent dangerous human-induced interference with the climate system.

Planned spending in 2019-20

$1,238,800

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and its Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

Name of transfer payment program

Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and its Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 2. Multilateral Policy

Main objective

To pay Canada’s assessed contribution under the Vienna Convention, which promotes cooperation between parties by means of systematic observations; exchanges research and information on the effects of human activities on the ozone layer; and adopts legislative or administrative measures against activities likely to have adverse effects on the ozone layer.

Planned spending in 2019-20

$249,480

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

Wassenaar Arrangement

Name of transfer payment program

Wassenaar Arrangement

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 19. Trade Controls

Main objective

To pay assessed contributions demanded of all nations that are Wassenaar Arrangement participating states. This organization contributes to regional and international security and stability by promoting transparency and greater responsibility in transfers of conventional arms and dual-use goods and technology. Canada’s participation in the Wassenaar Arrangement furthers both its security and commercial trade interests.

Planned spending in 2019-20

$118,110

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

World Customs Organization

Name of transfer payment program

World Customs Organization (WCO)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 18. Trade Policy, Agreements Negotiations, and Disputes

Main objective

To pay Canada’s assessed contribution to the WCO, an independent intergovernmental body whose mission is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of customs administrations. As a member of the WCO, Canada has taken a key role in areas such as trade facilitation, revisions to the Harmonized System, capacity building, combatting counterfeiting and the development and implementation of the Framework of Standards to Secure and Facilitate Global Trade. As a member of the WCO, Canada is able to help set the international customs cooperation agenda through high-level participation at key WCO committees. Attendance helps the Government of Canada stay abreast of current and emerging customs issues, which helps to define Canada’s international footprint. Membership at the WCO advances Canada’s interests internationally, particularly given the importance of international trade for the Canadian economy.

Planned spending in 2019-20

$535,537

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

World Intellectual Property Organization

Name of transfer payment program

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Estimates

Link to department’s Program Inventory

Program 18. Trade Policy, Agreements Negotiations, and Disputes

Main objective

To pay Canada’s assessed contribution to the WIPO to promote the protection of intellectual property throughout the world through cooperation among Member States and, where appropriate, in collaboration with any other international organization.

Planned spending in 2019-20

$599,929

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

N/A

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

N/A

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations

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Gender-Based Analysis Plus

Governance structures

Global Affairs Canada (GAC)has a complex and diverse mandate as it manages Canada’s diplomatic and consular relations, promotes the country’s international trade and leads Canada’s international development and humanitarian assistance. In this context, Global Affairs Canada continues to explore opportunities to enhance its leadership, capacity, training and necessary tools for the implementation of Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) throughout the department.

GBA+ is an analytical tool that helps assess how diverse groups of women, men and gender-diverse people may experience policies, programs and initiatives. The “plus” in GBA+ acknowledges that GBA goes beyond biological (sex) and socio-cultural (gender) differences. We all have multiple identity factors that intersect to make us who we are; GBA+ also considers many other identity factors, like indigenous heritage, race, ethnicity, religion, age, and mental or physical disability. GBA+ assessments are conducted on all submissions to Cabinet, Treasury Board, Central Agencies and ministers. Subject matter experts have access to advice from colleagues with enhanced GBA+ competencies as well as well-established and dedicated resource centres of GBA+ within the department.

Consistent with direction from Central Agencies the department requires mandatory GBA+ assessments for all submissions to Cabinet, Treasury Board and Central Agencies. Before these proposals can be considered complete, proposal leads must submit their GBA+ assessments to the Corporate Secretariat for confirmation that the mandatory requirements of both Global Affairs and Central Agencies have been met. The offices of the ministers will not accept proposals without this final check.

Some of the ways the department uses to increase the profile of GBA+ include the following:

  • Gender focal points and GBA+ Champions appointed at the branch level;
  • Intra-departmental networks dedicated to GBA+;
  • Annual GBA+ challenges to mark GBA+ Awareness Week;
  • Corporate Secretariat representation at the annual Breakfast of GBA+ Champions, a venue to highlight the department’s successes, hosted by the Department for Women and Gender Equality;
  • Discussion of GBA+ at senior management committees, such as PMEC;
  • Resources dedicated to the development, delivery or promotion of GBA+ training for employees; and
  • Tools and resources to assist employees in applying GBA+ to their work (e.g. checklists, guides, templates).
Human resources

Currently, the department has approximately eleven full time equivalent(s) (FTE) dedicated to supporting gender analysis specifically for development assistance policies and programming, including implementation of the department’s Gender Equality Policy. Recognizing the significance of the application of GBA+ to trade agreements, there are three FTEs dedicated to this issue. An additional six to ten persons play various support roles associated with GBA+ as gender focal points, educators and managers across the department, including in areas such as peace and security, trade and investment, promotion, trade policy and negotiations and GBA+ process oversight of submissions to Cabinet and ministers.

Both GBA+ specialists and subject matter experts from across the department contribute to GBA+ through participation on internal and external committees as well as in governance bodies:

  • Development specialists and policy analysts on gender equality meet regularly to discuss gender equality policy directions and implementation;
  • Analysts working on Peace and Security programming coordinate the whole-of-government implementation of Canada’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (WPS). GBA+ is included in the WPS;
  • The Gender Focal Point in the Trade Policy and Negotiations Branch, with the support of the GBA+ Champion, leads a branch wide network of GBA+ advisors to ensure the effective application of GBA+ to trade policy development and free trade negotiations. 
  • Global Affairs Canada has representation on all three of the Department for Women and Gender Equality’s inter-departmental cluster groups for GBA+: Social, Health and Justice; Security and Defence; Science, Economic and Research; and
  • Inter-departmental working groups for proposals being prepared for submission to Cabinet or Treasury Board.
Planned initiatives

Integration of GBA+ into free trade negotiations

Consistent with Canada’s inclusive approach to trade which seeks to ensure that all segments of society can benefit from the opportunities created by trade. Global Affairs Canada is seeking gender-related and other inclusivity provisions throughout its free trade agreements, complemented by dedicated chapters on SMEs, Trade and Indigenous peoples, and Trade and Gender. The Trade and Gender chapter specifically is designed to increase women’s economic empowerment and gender equality, and to facilitate the increased participation of women in international trade. To support this work, in 2019-20, Global Affairs Canada will continue to implement and further develop its new framework by advancing the application of GBA+ to the ongoing trade negotiations with Mercosur and publishing a summary of the initial GBA+ report on the negotiations for stakeholder feedback. GAC will also provide customized GBA+ for trade policy related training to officials.  In addition, Global Affairs Canada with Statistics Canada and the Department for Women and Gender Equality continue to develop a methodology to collect and analyze gender disaggregated data by occupational groups in industry sectors affected by an increase in trade, which will be useful in conducting GBA+.

Strengthening GBA+ capacity at Global Affairs Canada and abroad

In 2019-20, Global Affairs Canada will increase the capacity of staff and partners to integrate GBA+ into policy development and programming. The department will integrate new tools for gender equality training and provide technical advice and support to meet the evolving needs of Canada’s missions abroad. The department will also expand GBA+ training sessions across missions in North America and informed by the GBA+ framework will continue implementation of the Feminist International Assistance Policy.

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Up-Front Multi-Year Funding

Name of recipient

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Start date

January 30, 2003

End date

Ongoing

Links to department’s Program Inventory

Program 1. International Policy Coordination

Description

CIGI supports world-leading research in global governance, particularly global economic and financial governance, international security and international law. CIGI furthers Canada’s interest in having a stable and well-governed global system by bringing academics, policy experts and researchers together from around the world to generate policy recommendations on pressing international developments. In 2003, the Government of Canada contributed $30 million, which was matched by CIGI and subsequently added to by other public and private donors to establish an endowment fund. The Centre continues to be funded by the proceeds of this endowment.

Total funding approved

$30 million

Total funding received

$30 million

Planned funding in 2016-17

N/A

Planned funding in 2017-18

N/A

Planned funding in 2018-19

N/A

Summary of annual plans of recipient

CIGI’s research program concentrates on global economic, security and international legal issues with a special crosscutting focus on international economics and trade, intellectual property and innovation, fostering national prosperity, and climate change.

One major program involves ensuring stability within the global economy, with an emphasis on the place of Canada in this dynamic. This stream of work addresses limitations in the way nations tackle shared economic challenges by focusing on global financial governance and sovereign debt management. Efforts touch on global forums (e.g. the G20) and international finance (e.g. central banks, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the Financial Stability Board) with a view to the regulation and promotion of macro-economic coordination. CIGI also looks at China’s role in the global economy and how Canada can take advantage of growth in Asia. As a corollary, programming examines economies in crisis and the challenges of sovereign debt, to better understand how to preserve the stability of the global economic system and prevent contagion in the event of sovereign default. CIGI experts also seek innovative solutions to finance sustainable development and, in collaboration with the Institute for New Economic Thinking, are generating ideas to accelerate innovation, productivity and trade.

CIGI also undertakes an advanced program of research related to contemporary global security challenges. Work focuses on Internet governance and cyber security, specifically in the management of blockchain technology, the future of the Internet in China and the implementation of new modes of governance of the Internet within the D10 (Democratic 10) group of like-minded democratic states addressing global security and governance challenges. Within the overarching security program, CIGI also explores the linkages between regional and global security in the context of innovations in conflict management and prevention and effective governance. Geographic areas of concentration include the Arctic, the Asia-Pacific region, Africa, the greater Middle East and Central Asia. CIGI’s newest area of focus is international law, which, as a program, seeks to address the issues that are most important to global innovation, prosperity and sustainability. These include innovative approaches to intellectual property, the environment, and trade and finance.

CIGI is a partner on several technology initiatives, including OpenCanada.org and ArcticDeeply.org, that sit at the intersection of public policy, scholarship and journalism to present and explain critical issues affecting Canada.

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