Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPPs)

(in thousands of dollars)


Name of Transfer Payment Program: Historic Places Initiative Class Contribution Program

Start date: 2002 - 2003

End date: March 31, 2010

Purpose of Transfer Payment Program: To provide direct support for provinces and territories to participate in the development of the Canadian Register of Historic Places and the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada, and to engage municipalities, stakeholders and the general public in the conservation of historic places.

Expected results: Ongoing population and maintenance of the Canadian Register of Historic Places; refinement and dissemination of national Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places; partnership between Parks Canada and provincial and territorial authorities to identify, preserve and protect Canada's historic places; and creation of the basis for further initiatives to encourage preservation and protection of Canada's historic places.

Expected outcomes: Better preservation and protection of Canada's historic places; and greater public awareness of the importance of conservation and of the significance of Canada's historic places.

Program Activity:
($ thousands)
Program Activity: Heritage Resources Conservation Actual
Spending
2007-08
Actual
Spending
2008-09
Planned
Spending
2009-10
Total
Authorities
2009-10
Actual
Spending
2009-10
Variance
Total Contributions 5,693 5,870 5,000 4,971 4,971 -29


Name of Transfer Payment Program: Cost Sharing Class Contribution Program

Start date: 2008 - 2009

End date: March 31, 2013

Purpose of Transfer Payment Program: The National Historic Sites of Canada Cost-Sharing Program assists recipients in conducting activities aimed at ensuring the commemorative integrity of non-federally owned or administered national historic sites and, thereby, to support Parks Canada Agency in fulfilling its mandate to protect and present nationally significant examples of Canada's natural and cultural heritage, and foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure the ecological and commemorative integrity of these places for present and future generations. Specifically, the Program provides financial contributions to eligible recipients to share the costs of eligible works deemed by Parks Canada as necessary to ensure the physical health of a national historic site and to ensure Canadians understand the importance of the site and its role in the history of Canada.

Expected results:

REACH

Canadians
(indirect influence)

STRATEGIC OUTCOMES

  • Canadians feel a greater sense of connection to each other, their history, identity and historic places
  • More historic places are conserved and "given a function in the life of communities" (UNESCO)
  • National historic sites provide improved access to significant, diverse cultural heritage
  • Canadians interested in heritage protection (i.e., other potential funders, experts, heritage organizations, and interested individuals)
  • Owners of national historic sites

INTERMEDIATE OUTCOMES

  • The federal government is seen as a leader in creating a culture of conservation (Owners, other governments, heritage experts and other interested parties see the federal government as making a meaningful contribution to the conservation of national historic sites.)
  • Nationally significant examples of Canada's cultural heritage, not administered by the federal government, are maintained and improved (i.e., threats to or deterioration of heritage resources are mitigated or reduced)
  • Owners of national historic sites

IMMEDIATE OUTCOMES

  • Eligible owners are aware of the program, make inquiries and submit applications
  • Eligible owners are satisfied with the program, the information/tools/support and application process (e.g. clarity of material, ease of application, helpfulness of staff, fairness of process), and believe it adds credibility and legitimacy to their project
  • Recipients are able to undertake work they would otherwise have been unable to afford, either in whole or in part, and/or the timing of the project is advanced
  • Recipients respect (i.e. comply with) the terms and conditions of their agreements (i.e., where relevant work is completed according to the Standards and Guidelines, other sources of support are obtained as outlined in agreements, timelines are respected)

Expected outcomes: The expected strategic outcomes of the Program are:

  • Canadians feel a greater sense of connection to each other, their history, identity and historic places
  • More historic places are conserved and "given a function in the life of communities" (UNESCO)
  • National historic sites provide improved access to significant, diverse cultural heritage
 
Program Activity: Heritage Resources Conservation: Actual
Spending
2007-08
Actual
Spending
2008-09
Planned
Spending
2009-10
Total
Authorities
2009-10
Actual
Spending
2009-10
Variance
Total Contributions 900 100 7,050* 7,050* 2,705 -4,345

*The Planned Spending and Total Authorities figures were revised to include additional funds approved subsequent to the preperation of the 2009-2010 Report on Plans and Priorities.


Name of Transfer Payment Program: General Class Contribution Program (GCCP)

Start date: 2006 - 2007

End date: March 31, 2011 (with renewal every 5 years)

Purpose of Transfer Payment Program: The GCCP is atypical in that it is not a program within itself; rather, it is a funding authority available to Agency managers. From time to time, Agency managers with programming responsibilities may determine that, given their priorities, available resources, other program delivery mechanisms already in place, and the players and environment in which they deliver their programs, use of a contribution agreement is the most effective means of achieving program objectives.

Expected results: More Canadians recognizing, appreciating and being engaged in the values of natural and cultural conservation. Stakeholders being further engaged in terms of interest and involvement of common objectives towards ecological or cultural integrity. Access to a better knowledge base on commercial, ecological or aboriginal issues of mutual interest for informed decision making and dialogue for Parks Canada managers and stakeholders. Heritage assets are protected, secured and researched. Targeted audiences are educated in such areas as ecology, safety and other issues.

Expected outcomes: The expected outcomes mirror the Parks Canada mandate of engaging Canadians in preserving and presenting Canada's rich diversify of cultural and natural heritage.

Program Activity:
($ thousands)
Program Activity: Actual
Spending
2007-08
Actual
Spending
2008-09
Planned
Spending
2009-10
Total
Authorities
2009-10
Actual
Spending
2009-10
Variance
Heritage Resources Establishment 1,027 1,250 15 1,042 1,042 1,027
Heritage Resources Conservation 1,673 1,850 624 1,678 1,678 1,054
Public Appreciation and Understanding 674 1,001 320 887 887 567
Visitor Experience 577 621 140 869 869 729
Townsite & Throughway Infrastructure 40 43 37 151 151 114
Total Contributions 3,991 4,765 1,136 4,627 4,627 3,491

Total may not agree due to rounding

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