Supplementary information tables

Disclosure of Transfer Payment Programs under $5 Million


Contributions to Support the Community Involvement Program (Voted)

End Date: Ongoing

Type of Transfer Payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to the Department’s Program Inventory: Salmonid Enhancement Program

Main Objective: Enhance salmon, their habitat and through public education, stewardship and engagement. Contribute to ecosystem health and economic prosperity by supporting organizations to participate in cooperative fisheries and watershed stewardship activities.

Planned Spending for 2018-19: $3,766,000

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2014-15

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable): To be determined

General Targeted Recipient Groups:

  • Indigenous Communities/Bands/Settlements
  • District Councils/Chiefs’ Councils/Tribal Councils
  • Indigenous Associations/Organizations/Societies
  • Indigenous Fisheries Commissions/Councils/Authorities/Boards
  • Indigenous Economic Institutions/Organizations/Corporations/Co-operatives
  • Partnerships or aggregations of Indigenous groups
  • Community Societies/Not-for-Profits
  • Registered charities
  • Volunteer Associations, non-profit organizations;
  • Regional, Municipal or city governments;
  • Elementary and secondary school boards;
  • Academic researchers/accredited universities and other post-secondary institutions

Indigenous Community – Boat Volunteer Program (Voted)

End Date: March 31, 2021

Type of Transfer Payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to Department's Program Inventory: Search and Rescue

Main Objective: Provide funding to allow Indigenous communities to purchase proper boats and equipment to join the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary and strengthen the capacity of coastal Indigenous communities’ ability to participate in maritime search and rescue response activities within their communities as members of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA).

The expected results of this program are:

Immediate results:

  • Successful Indigenous communities will be equipped to become eligible for membership to the CCGA (training, insurance coverage, and all other requirements for membership will be addressed through increased capacity under the existing CCGA Contribution program).

Intermediate results:

  • Successful Indigenous communities are active members of the CCGA and are prepared and available to respond to local marine emergency response incidents.

Ultimate results:

  • Increased Indigenous participation in the federal Search and Rescue (SAR) system.
  • indicators for these expected results include:
    • number of Indigenous communities participating in this program, that is, number of individuals trained in SAR and participating as members of the CCGA;
    • number of Indigenous CCGA members responding to SAR incidents; and,
    • percentage of maritime SAR responses by CCGA relative to the total number of maritime SAR incidents.

Planned Spending for 2018-19: $2,050,000

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: Not applicable; new program

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable): To be determined

General Targeted Recipient Groups: Coastal Indigenous (First Nations/Innu/Inuit/Inuvialuit/Métis) Eligible communities:

  • Bands/Settlements (land, reserves, trusts);
  • First Nations/Innu/Inuit/ Inuvialuit governments referred to in a Self-Government or land claims Agreement;
  • Metis/Innu/Inuit/Inuvialuit communities or groups;
  • District Councils/Chief Councils;
  • Tribal Councils;
  • Organizations;
  • Societies (e.g., First Nation Emergency Services Society);
  • Associations;
  • Institutions; and
  • Corporations (major shareholder is Indigenous).

Oceans Management Contribution Program to Support Development and Implementation of Oceans Conservation and Management Activities (Voted)

End Date: Ongoing

Type of Transfer Payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to the Department’s Program Inventory: Oceans Management

Main Objective: To support the development and implementation of ocean conservation and management activities in Canada.

Planned Spending for 2018-19: $1,755,000

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: Not applicable, new program

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable): To be determined

General Targeted Recipient Groups: Indigenous groups, non-profit organizations including environmental non-governmental organizations and stewardship bodies, industry groups and associations, academic researchers across the country and provincial, territorial and/or regional government organizations.


Contributions to support the Academic Research Contribution Program for the support of academic research and development related to science priorities (Voted)

End Date: Ongoing

Type of Transfer Payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to the Department’s Program Inventory: The Academic Research Contribution Program has been used to support research aligned with the following program areas over the last five years:

  • Fisheries Management;
  • Aquaculture Management;
  • Aquaculture Science;
  • Aquatic Animal Health;
  • Biotechnology and Genomics;
  • Species at Risk;
  • Fisheries Protection; and
  • Oceans and Climate Change Science.

Main Objective: The Academic Research Contribution Program (ARCP) provides funding to Canadian universities for research aligned with Fisheries and Oceans Canada's science program areas. The long term outcome of ARCP is a broader pool of scientific knowledge that may be used in support of decision making within Fisheries and Oceans Canada, as well as the development of policies and regulations. Funding for the ARCP is provided from existing Ecosystems and Oceans Science Sector’s program reference levels. As contribution agreements are entered into, they are recorded and reported against relevant programs.

The main objectives are to:

  • enhance the Ecosystems and Oceans Science sector's ability to meet future challenges in areas relevant to Fisheries and Oceans Canada science programs areas; and
  • leverage the Ecosystems and Oceans Science Sector’s capacity to contribute to Canada’s full potential in marine, freshwater, fisheries, and aquaculture research through access to academic resources and knowledge.

Planned Spending for 2018-19: $1,294,728

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2014-15

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable): 2019-20

General Targeted Recipient Groups: Recognized Canadian post-secondary institutions.


Contribution to the Pacific Salmon Foundation (Voted)

End Date: Ongoing

Type of Transfer Payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to the Department’s Program Inventory: Salmonid Enhancement Program

Main Objective: To engage the public, First Nations, businesses, and the not-for-profit sector broadly in a culture of salmon stewardship through the funding of community-based projects that support salmon and their habitat.

Planned Spending for 2018-19: $962,000

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2014-15

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable): To be determined

General Targeted Recipient Groups: Pacific Salmon Foundation and the T. Buck Suzuki Foundation.


Training and Exercising Participation and Funding Contribution Program (Voted)

End Date: Ongoing

Type of Transfer Payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to the Department’s Program Inventory: Search and Rescue; Environmental Response

Main Objective: The purpose is to encourage and support effective participation in comprehensive maritime training and exercising in order to support response to all ship-source and unknown mystery pollution spills in Canadian waters and waters under international agreements.

The expected results of this program are:

Immediate results:

  • Stakeholders and Indigenous peoples are engaged.

Intermediate results:

  • Support the participation of eligible stakeholders; Indigenous peoples in training and exercising.

Ultimate results:

  • Indigenous groups and stakeholders have the capacity to participate in Canada’s Marine Safety System.
  • Indicators for these expected results include:
    • Level of interest/sign-up for training and exercising;
    • number of stakeholder (partners, Indigenous, coastal communities) participants in training and exercising; and
    • increasing trend in the capacity of Indigenous peoples to respond to marine emergency situations.

Planned Spending for 2018-19: $629,740

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: Not applicable, new program

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable): To be determined

General Targeted Recipient Groups: Eligible recipients involved in or affected by marine safety issues and belonging to the following categories:

  • Indigenous peoples/groups/communities;
  • Canadian coastal communities; and
  • Non-Federal Partners (e.g., provincial and municipal governments and agencies).

Contribution to Support Establishment and Management of Conservation Measures (Voted)

End Date: Ongoing

Type of Transfer Payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to Department's Program Inventory: Oceans Management

Main Objective: To support the development and implementation of ocean conservation and management activities in Canada.

Planned Spending for 2018-19: $615,000

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2017-18

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable): To be determined.

General Targeted Recipient Groups: Indigenous groups, non-profit organizations including environmental non-governmental organizations and stewardship bodies, industry groups and associations, academic researchers across the country and provincial, territorial and/or regional government organization.


Contributions to Support the Small Craft Harbours Class Contribution Program (Voted)

End Date: Ongoing

Type of Transfer Payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to the Department’s Program Inventory: Small Craft Harbours

Main Objective: To support the fishing industry, Harbour Authorities and Harbour Authority organizations by providing funding assistance in the areas of infrastructure repairs and maintenance, habitat restoration, harbour development studies, organizational capacity development, insurance coverage, and training for Harbour Authorites as well as activities related to the removal or disposal of abandoned and wrecked vessels at harbours. These investments enable the Small Craft Harbours program to provide a network of safe and accessible harbours that contribute to the commercial fishing industry.

Planned Spending for 2018-19: $600,000

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2012-13

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable): To be determined

General Targeted Recipient Groups: Harbour Authorities, Harbour Authority support organizations, and organizations that manage harbours under the purview of the Fishing and Recreational Harbours Act (non-profit organizations, industry-related).


Grant Program for the Disposal of Small Craft Harbours (Voted)

End Date: Ongoing

Type of Transfer Payment: Grant

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to the Department’s Program Inventory: Small Craft Harbours

Main Objective: To assist in achieving the 1995 Program Review decision to rationalize all recreational harbours and derelict or inactive and low-activity fishing harbours; to provide flexibility in concluding agreements with other parties to realize the transfer of facilities as quickly as possible; and to achieve disposals at the lowest overall cost for the federal government.

Planned Spending for 2018-19: $500,000

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2012-13

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable): To be determined

General Targeted Recipient Groups: Provincial or municipal government or agency thereof, local non-profit organizations, local development associations, First Nations and First Nations-owned corporations (for profit and non-profit), or an amalgamation of such interested parties.


Grants for the Disposal of Surplus Lighthouses (Voted)

End Date: Ongoing

Type of Transfer Payment: Grant

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to the Department’s Program Inventory: Internal Services

Main Objective: To facilitate the sale or transfer of surplus lighthouses to non-profit organizations and municipalities.

Planned Spending for 2018-19: $500,000

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2015-16

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable): To be determined

General Targeted Recipient Groups: Municipalities, non-profit organizations, and provinces.


Contributions to Support Organizations Associated with Research, Development, Management, and Promotion of Fisheries and Oceans-related Issues (Voted)

End Date: Ongoing

Type of Transfer Payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to the Department’s Program Inventory: The Class Contributions Program supports all programs on the Department's Program Inventory.

Main Objective: To provide support for safe, healthy and productive waters and aquatic ecosystems for the benefit of present and future generations. The program provides contributions to support organizations associated with research, development, management, and promotion of fisheries and oceans-related issues.

Planned Spending for 2017-18: $487,487

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2013-14

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable): To be determined

General Targeted Recipient Groups: External stakeholders such as organizations both Canadian and international, Indigenous groups, recognized post-secondary institutions, and other levels of government or agencies.


Contributions to Support the Aquatic Invasive Species Program (Voted)

End Date: Ongoing

Type of Transfer Payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Treasury Board Submission: Funding to expand the Aquatic Invasive Species Program to Protect Canada’s fisheries and ecosystems.

Link to the Department’s Program Inventory: Aquatic Invasive Species

Main Objective: The main objective of the Aquatic Invasive Species Program is to engage eligible recipients to help protect the Canadian waters of the Great Lakes ecosystem from the introduction and establishment of Asian carps, a group of aquatic invasive species, and to mitigate the potential negative impacts of these species should they become established for the benefit of Canada’s biodiversity, economy, and society.

Planned Spending for 2018-19: $450,000

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: Not applicable, new program

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable): To be determined

General Targeted Recipient Groups:

May include:

  • Indigenous organizations (e.g. Indigenous communities, Tribal Councils, Governments of self-governing First Nations, Indigenous conservation groups);
  • Community-based and stakeholder organizations;
  • Non-profit organizations including environmental non-governmental organizations and stewardship bodies; and
  • Academic researchers/institutions across the country – individually or through research networks.

Contribution to the Salmon Sub-Committee of the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board for Implementing Responsibilities Pursuant to Comprehensive Land Claim Settlements (Voted)

End Date: Ongoing

Type of Transfer Payment: Contribution

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to Department's Program Inventory: Aboriginal Programs and Treaties

Main Objective: The mandate of the Yukon Salmon Sub-Committee is to make recommendations to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and to Yukon First Nations on all matters related to salmon allocations, salmon management, and salmon habitats in the Yukon, including legislation, research, policies, and programs.

Planned Spending for 2018-19: $268,700

* Please note that the current multi-year contribution agreement with the Yukon Salmon Sub-Committee is in place until the end of 2019-20.

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2013-14

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable): To be determined

General Targeted Recipient Groups: Yukon First Nations


Grants to Support Organizations Associated with Research, Development, Management, and Promotion of Fisheries and Oceans-related Issues (Voted)

End Date: Ongoing

Type of Transfer Payment: Grant

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to the Department’s Program Inventory: The Class Grants Program supports all programs on the Department's Program Inventory.

Main Objective: To provide support for safe, healthy, productive waters and aquatic ecosystems for the benefit of present and future generations. The program provides contributions to support organizations associated with research, development, management, and promotion of fisheries and oceans-related issues.

Planned Spending for 2018-19: $245,500

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2013-14

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable): To be determined

General Targeted Recipient Groups: External stakeholders such as organizations both Canadian and International, Indigenous groups, recognized post-secondary institutions, and other levels of government or agencies.


Grant to Support Indigenous Groups in Negotiations of Conservations Measures (Voted)

End Date: Ongoing

Type of Transfer Payment: Grant

Type of appropriation: Estimates

Link to Department's Program Inventory: Oceans Management

Main Objective: To support the development and implementation of oceans conservation and management activities in areas where management of marine resources or proposed marine conservation measures overlap with traditional territories or domestic fishing areas established under modern treaties.

Planned Spending for 2018-19: $100,000

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2017-18

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable): To be determined

General Targeted Recipient Groups: Indigenous groups