Table 1: Details on Transfer Payment Programs

1 Name of Transfer Payment Program: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
Start Date: January 1, 1993 End Date:  N/A
Description: Canada's annual assessed contribution to the OSCE is an obligation arising out of Canada's commitments as one of the 56 participating states of the organization. Canada's contribution furthers its foreign policy goals by funding programs implemented by the OSCE's institutions and field operations in priority foreign policy areas for Canada related to regional and international security.The OSCE is a focused regional forum with a comprehensive and cooperative approach to security.

Canada's contribution to the organization's unified budget covers the costs associated with the implementation of the organization's work programs and activities in three dimensions: political and military aspects of security; economic and environmental cooperation; and cooperation in humanitarian and other fields. This integrated approach allows the OSCE to make a significant contribution to furthering European security and transatlantic cooperation through non-coercive measures. Canada's contribution also supports stronger partnership with Canadians in developing and implementing Canada's international security policy, through the involvement of members of Parliament in the work of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, the deployment of Canadians to OSCE field operations, and the contribution of Canadian experts to the organization.

The OSCE unified budget, based on a programmatic approach, is approved by the OSCE Permanent Council on a yearly basis. The OSCE accounts are subject to an annual report by external auditors as well as an internal oversight annual report that are made available to participating states.

Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA— The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Expected Results: The OSCE budget supports the programs of the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna, as well as the OSCE institutions (Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, Representative on Freedom of the Media, and High Commissioner on National Minorities) and the organization's 18 field missions. The results expected include effective and timely implementation of the decisions of the OSCE Permanent Council; continuous monitoring of the security and stability situation in Europe; concerted programming to actively contribute to conflict prevention, conflict resolution and post-conflict institution building; and proper management of the organization's resources.




  Forecast
Spending
2007-2008
Planned
Spending
2008-2009
Planned
Spending
2009-2010
Planned
Spending
2010-2011
Program activity Diplomacy and Advocacy
Total grants - - - -
Total contributions 15,365,000 14,809,000 14,809,000 14,809,000
Total other types of
transfer payments
- - - -
Total program activity 15,365,000 14,809,000 14,809,000 14,809,000
Planned evaluations        
Planned audits The OSCE accounts are subject to an annual report by external auditors as well as an internal oversight annual report that are made available to participating states.      



2 Name of Transfer Payment Program: Organization of American States
Start Date: May 31, 1990 End Date:  N/A
Description: To pay Canada's annual assessed contribution to the Organization of American States (OAS), a Charter obligation of membership.
Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA— The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Expected Results:

  • Canada's leadership in the promotion of effective multilateralism in the Americas is enhanced through the strengthening of the capacity of the OAS to advance Canadian priorities in the areas of democratic governance, human rights, security and social and economic well-being. Outputs include strengthened OAS capacity in electoral processes special missions and reinforced cooperation on security-related issues (illicit drug trafficking, transnational organized crime, counterterrorism, confidence-building measures, and strengthened human rights regional bodies).
  • The OAS is positioned as a key forum for the reinforcement of the Summit of the Americas process, through the regularization of the Summit of the Americas and improved coordination and coherence among institutions supporting the Summit process, which is key to Canada's ability to shape and influence the hemispheric agenda.
  • Canada's engagement in the Americas is enhanced through continued support for the OAS special missions in Haiti and Colombia.
  • Through cooperation on issues of common concern at the OAS, Canada's key bilateral relationships (with the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and the Caribbean) are enhanced.
  • Enhanced accountability, transparency and effectiveness of the OAS General Secretariat is achieved through Canadian support for management reform and the implementation of results-based management.



  Forecast
Spending
2007-2008
Planned
Spending
2008-2009
Planned
Spending
2009-2010
Planned
Spending
2010-2011
Program activity Diplomacy and Advocacy
Total grants - - - -
Total contributions 11,785,000 12,755,000 12,755,000 12,755,000
Total other types of
transfer payments
- - - -
Total program activity 11,785,000 12,755,000 12,755,000 12,755,000
Planned evaluations        
Planned audits   June 2008: Evaluation of the resources of the OAS General Secretariat is conducted by the Board of External Auditors, an external audit committee in charge of examining the accounts of the OAS. June 2008: Report of the Inspector General of the OAS (internal auditing procedures).    



3 Name of Transfer Payment Program: Payments in lieu of taxes on diplomatic, consular and international organizations' property in Canada
Start Date:  January 18, 1979 End Date:  N/A
Description: The purpose of this memorandum of understanding is to outline the relationship between Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada and Public Works and Government Services Canada, National Capital Area, under 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. It establishes responsibilities and procedures governing the provision of services related to the payment of grants in lieu of real property and frontage or area taxes with respect to diplomatic property. These procedures are designed to ensure fiscal and operational accountability, while promoting efficient program delivery.
Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA— The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Expected Results: To fulfill Canada's international obligations to foreign diplomatic and consular missions pursuant to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations as well as obligations pursuant to headquarters agreements in force between Canada and international organizations.




  Forecast
Spending
2007-2008
Planned
Spending
2008-2009
Planned
Spending
2009-2010
Planned
Spending
2010-2011
Program activity Diplomacy and Advocacy
Total grants 11,424,000 11,424,000 11,424,000 11,424,000
Total contributions - - - -
Total other types of
transfer payments
- - - -
Total program activity 11,424,000 11,424,000 11,424,000 11,424,000
Planned evaluations No evaluations are planned for this account No data available No data available No data available
Planned audits No audits are planned for this account No data available No data available No data available



4 Name of Transfer Payment Program: Projects and Development Activities Resulting from Francophone Summits
Start Date: March 9, 1979 End Date:  N/A
Description: This fund provides funding to cooperation programs and activities undertaken by the International Organization of the Francophonie (IOF). It also provides financial support to the Government of New Brunswick to foster its participation in international Francophonie activities.

This fund helps to promote Canadian interests and is consistent with political and economic objectives Canada has set itself for La Francophonie. It also promotes active participation from the Government of New Brunswick in summits, ministerial conferences and other related Francophonie activities.

Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA— The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Expected Results: Because of Canada's contribution to this unique multilateral fund, over 80 projects and initiatives have been realized to contribute to the development of Southern countries in Asia and Eastern Europe that are members of the Francophonie. Some of these projects have been conducted by Canadian organizations and institutions, which allowed Canada to demonstrate its know-how and expertise throughout the international Francophonie.




  Forecast
Spending
2007-2008
Planned
Spending
2008-2009
Planned
Spending
2009-2010
Planned
Spending
2010-2011
Program activity Diplomacy and Advocacy
Total grants - - - -
Total contributions 7,458,000 7,500,000 7,500,000 7,500,000
Total other types of
transfer payments
- - - -
Total program activity 7,458,000 7,500,000 7,500,000 7,500,000
Planned evaluations        
Planned audits        



5 Name of Transfer Payment Program: Grants in Aid of Academic Relations
Start Date: January 1, 1989 End Date: March 31, 2011
Description: Grants and contributions in aid of academic relations encompass support for:
  • Canadian Studies abroad;
  • scholarships and fellowships; and
  • international education policy within a multilateral framework in cooperation with provincial education ministries.

The grants and contributions in aid of academic relations aim to:

  • support public diplomacy and advocacy by fostering partnerships, cooperation and linkages between Canadian and international individuals and institutions in the area of education; establishing a network of international experts on Canada to advance Canada's interests abroad; promoting public discussion of key issues through networking, exchanges and conferences; and
  • advance Canada's global citizenship (in support of the international assistance envelope) through scholarships and other programs that promote academic cooperation and mobility with developing countries.
Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA— The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values

Expected Results:

  • Creating and expanding a network of well-informed foreign professionals and leaders with sustained interest in Canada;
  • Nurturing and reinforcing links and exchanges between Canadian and foreign partners (academics, researchers, students, young people); and
  • Providing informed and relevant policy advice on education-related issues.



  Forecast
Spending
2007-2008
Planned
Spending
2008-2009
Planned
Spending
2009-2010
Planned
Spending
2010-2011
Program activity Diplomacy and Advocacy
Total grants 7,010,000 9,910,000 9,910,000 9,910,000
Total contributions - - - -
Total other types of
transfer payments
- - - -
Total program activity 7,010,000 9,910,000 9,910,000 9,910,000
Planned evaluations None None Yes None
Planned audits Final report due in January 2008 None Yes None



6 Name of Transfer Payment Program: International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF)
Start Date:  March 9, 1972 End Date: N/A
Description: As a member of the OIF, Canada is required to contribute to the operational fees of the organization.
Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA— The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Expected Results: Canada's contribution to the OIF supports a large array of initiatives, such as the realization of specific projects in response to needs expressed by countries or admissible organizations for the preparation of conferences or symposiums, and the implementation of action plans adopted during summits. These initiatives can come from Canadian organizations, institutions or Francophonie operators.




  Forecast
Spending
2007-2008
Planned
Spending
2008-2009
Planned
Spending
2009-2010
Planned
Spending
2010-2011
Program activity Diplomacy and Advocacy
Total grants - - - -
Total contributions 12,016,000 12,495,000 12,495,000 12,495,000
Total other types of
transfer payments
- - - -
Total program activity 12,016,000 12,495,000 12,495,000 12,495,000
Planned evaluations        
Planned audits       Audit planned for second half of 2010-2011



7 Name of Transfer Payment Program: Commonwealth Secretariat
Start Date:  September 28, 1965 End Date: N/A
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 Canada's foreign policy goals related to international peace, security and development and, to this end, to enhance its relationships with the 53 Commonwealth member countries. For further information, see www.thecommonwealth.org.
Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA— The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Expected Results: Much of the regular budget is directed to supporting and implementing the decisions of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings and a large web of regular meetings of Commonwealth sectoral ministers including, for example, the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group and Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Finance, Health and Education.

Results include diplomatic interventions in the form of good offices and public pressure by the Secretariat and/or coordinated action by Commonwealth ministers to support democratic institutions and procedures; programs to build capacity in democratic and human rights procedures; and enhanced cooperation among Commonwealth countries related to economic, social and political development.




  Forecast
Spending
2007-2008
Planned
Spending
2008-2009
Planned
Spending
2009-2010
Planned
Spending
2010-2011
Program activity Diplomacy and Advocacy
Total grants - - - -
Total contributions 5,947,000 5,949,000 5,949,000 5,949,0000
Total other types of transfer payments - - - -
Total program activity 5,947,000 5,949,000 5,949,000 5,949,0000
Planned evaluations        
Planned audits   Planned audit: National Audit Office (U.K.)internal audits through Grant Thornton LLP Planned audit: National Audit Office (U.K.)internal audits through Grant Thornton LLP Planned audit: National Audit Office (U.K.)internal audits through Grant Thornton LLP



8 Name of Transfer Payment Program: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Start Date:  July 1982 End Date: N/A
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 provide it with a voice in the international community. For further information, see www.fao.org.
Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA— The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Expected Results: Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO efforts: to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. FAO's mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy.

FAO's objectives, as set out in its constitution, are:

  • to 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;
  • to secure improvements in the efficiency of the production and distribution of all food and agricultural products, including fisheries, marine products and forestry products; and
  • to better the condition of rural populations.

Thus contributing toward an expanding world economy and ensuring humanity's freedom from hunger.




  Forecast
Spending
2007-2008
Planned
Spending
2008-2009
Planned
Spending
2009-2010
Planned
Spending
2010-2011
Program activity Diplomacy and Advocacy
Total grants - - - -
Total contributions 15,061,209 13,044,000 13,044,000 13,044,000
Total other types of
transfer payments
- - - -
Total program activity 15,061,209 13,044,000 13,044,000 13,044,000
Planned evaluations FAO accounts are subject to internal audit and evaluation, as well as audit by external auditors on a biennial basis.      
Planned audits FAO accounts are subject to internal audit and evaluation, as well as audit by external auditors on a biennial basis.      



9 Name of Transfer Payment Program: World Trade Organization (WTO)
Start Date:  January 1, 1995 End Date: N/A
Description: The purpose of this program is to pay the assessed contribution for Canada's membership in the WTO.
Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA— The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Expected Results: Membership in the WTO helps Canada open world markets and contribute to a more stable, predictable and transparent trading environment. Canada continues to participate in the Doha Development Round of multilateral negotiations, and Canada will continue to engage other members to advance progress in the round and to secure a good deal for Canada's producers, manufacturers and services providers. We are seeking an ambitious outcome to the negotiations to provide a more level playing field for Canadian exporters competing in global markets, while increasing Canadian and global economic growth, prosperity and development. Canada is also seeking an outcome to the round that strikes a balance between development objectives, developing countries' concerns and Canadian commercial interests that would lead to better integration of developing countries into the world trading system. Achieving consensus among 151 members on multiple issues can be difficult and time-consuming; therefore, it is difficult to estimate when the Doha trade negotiations will conclude.




  Forecast
Spending
2007-2008
Planned
Spending
2008-2009
Planned
Spending
2009-2010
Planned
Spending
2010-2011
Program activity Diplomacy and Advocacy
Total grants - - - -
Total contributions 6,530,000 6,389,000 6,389,000 6,389,000
Total other types of
transfer payments
- - - -
Total program activity 6,530,000 6,389,000 6,389,000 6,389,000
Planned evaluations        
Planned audits The World Trade Organization accounts are subject to an annual audit by external auditors.      



10 Name of Transfer Payment Program: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Start Date:  December 19, 1989 End Date: N/A
Description: Canada's 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 for nuclear cooperation and it works for the safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear technology. Canada has significant interests at the IAEA, based on our belief in the importance of the Agency's role in advancing the goals of nuclear non-proliferation, safety and security, our advanced and extensive nuclear energy and radioisotope production industries, and our important uranium sector.
Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA— The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Expected Results: The projection of Canadian values abroad, the preservation of Canadian national security, the strengthening of international stability and security, the promotion of world economic growth and prosperity, and support for multilateral institutions and mechanisms. In addition:

  • effective and efficient implementation of the IAEA's major programs as reflected in the Agency's biannual program and budget;
  • increased profile 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.



  Forecast
Spending
2007-2008
Planned
Spending
2008-2009
Planned
Spending
2009-2010
Planned
Spending
2010-2011
Program activity Diplomacy and Advocacy
Total grants - - - -
Total contributions 11,552,000 12,124,000 12,124,000 12,124,000
Total other types of
transfer payments
- - - -
Total program activity 11,552,000 12,124,000 12,124,000 12,124,000
Planned evaluations Unavailable      
Planned audits Unavailable      



11 Name of Transfer Payment Program: International Labour Organization (ILO)
Start Date:  January 1, 1989 End Date: N/A
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. For further information, see www.ilo.org.

Four strategic objectives guide the ILO program and budget:

  • to promote and realize standards and fundamental principles and rights at work;
  • to create greater opportunities for women and men to secure decent employment and income;
  • to enhance the coverage and effectiveness of social protection for all; and
  • to strengthen tripartism and social dialogue.
Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA— The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

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;
  • Strengthened social dialogue on labour and social policy issues at national and international levels; and
  • Improved organizational effectiveness, transparency and accountability.



  Forecast
Spending
2007-2008
Planned
Spending
2008-2009
Planned
Spending
2009-2010
Planned
Spending
2010-2011
Program activity Diplomacy and Advocacy
Total grants - - - -
Total contributions 10,641,500 10,529,000 10,529,000 10,529,000
Total other types of
transfer payments
- - - -
Total program activity 10,641,500 10,529,000 10,529,000 10,529,000
Planned evaluations        
Planned audits        



12 Name of Transfer Payment Program: North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Civil Administration
Start Date:  January 1, 1989 End Date: N/A
Description: Canada's annual assessed contribution to NATO is a legally binding obligation of membership based on 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 designed to promote the stability of the North Atlantic area and to safeguard the freedom and security of its people by political and military means, based on the principles of democracy, individual liberty and international law. The NATO civil budget, structured along "output based" lines in response to objectives set annually by the North Atlantic Council, covers the activities of the NATO Secretary General, the NATO headquarters and the NATO international staff. The NATO civil administration supports the process of consensus building and decision making among alliance members and manages NATO's relations with its partners. The NATO civil budget also supports the work of various NATO agencies with specialized responsibilities. An effective and efficient NATO civil administration assists alliance members in promoting security and stability in the North Atlantic area and in responding effectively to current security challenges, particularly Afghanistan. The NATO accounts are subject to annual audit by the International Board of Auditors for NATO.
Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA— The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Expected Results: The NATO civil budget enables the operations of the NATO Secretariat and agencies. The results achieved include effective decision making by the alliance in pursuit of NATO objectives of stability and security in Afghanistan, the North Atlantic region and beyond, support to NATO operations, timely implementation of decisions taken by the North Atlantic Council, appropriate response to current and emerging defence and security challenges, enhanced relations with NATO partners and cooperation with other international organizations, and proper management of the alliance's resources.




  Forecast
Spending
2007-2008
Planned
Spending
2008-2009
Planned
Spending
2009-2010
Planned
Spending
2010-2011
Program activity Diplomacy and Advocacy
Total grants - - - -
Total contributions 18,144,000 18,042,000 18,042,000 18,042,000
Total other types of
transfer payments
- - - -
Total program activity 18,144,000 18,042,000 18,042,000 18,042,000
Planned evaluations        
Planned audits annually annually annually annually



13 Name of Transfer Payment Program: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Start Date:  March 20, 1975 End Date: N/A
Description: To pay the assessed contribution required of Canada for its participation as a member of the OECD. The contribution pays for the Secretariat (professionals and support staff who provide high-quality research and analysis) and maintenance of the headquarters, located in Paris.
Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA— The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Expected Results: Implement OECD work programs and policy positions that reflect input from across government and support domestic priorities; find solutions to common economic problems by working cooperatively with members (soft law, guidelines, agreements); influence the policy development of other members and non-members to improve the functioning of the international economic environment; and analyze new and emerging issues, both domestic and global, that impact our economy and standard of living. Continued sound management of the OECD; institutional reforms to improve the OECD's ability to cope with new issues and power dynamics; OECD enlargement; and improved engagement with non-members reflecting Canadian priorities to increase the long-term effectiveness of the organization.




  Forecast
Spending
2007-2008
Planned
Spending
2008-2009
Planned
Spending
2009-2010
Planned
Spending
2010-2011
Program activity Diplomacy and Advocacy
Total grants - - - -
Total contributions 11,916,000 13,497,000 13,497,000 13,497,000
Total other types of
transfer payments
- - - -
Total program activity 11,916,000 13,497,000 13,497,000 13,497,000
Planned evaluations        
Planned audits Annually Annually Annually Annually



14 Name of Transfer Payment Program: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Start Date:  January 1, 1988 End Date: N/A
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.
Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA— The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Expected Results:

  • Universal primary education in all countries by 2015;
  • Gender disparities in primary and secondary education eliminated or greatly reduced in most member states;
  • Preparation, launch and implementation of a 10-year UN Literacy Decade and Plan of Action in order to reach the target of achieving a 50% improvement in levels of adult literacy by 2015;
  • Comprehensive and broad-based HIV/AIDS education and prevention campaigns conducted, particularly among the 15-24 age group in Africa and South Asia;
  • Impact of HIV/AIDS pandemic on educational capacities assessed;
  • 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 world cultural and natural heritage through the implementation of the World Heritage Convention;
  • Increased scientific cooperation to improve management of the planet's water resources; and
  • Development of free, independent and pluralistic media.



  Forecast
Spending
2007-2008
Planned
Spending
2008-2009
Planned
Spending
2009-2010
Planned
Spending
2010-2011
Program activity Diplomacy and Advocacy
Total grants - - - -
Total contributions 11,705,000 11,481,000 11,481,000 11,481,000
Total other types of
transfer payments
- - - -
Total program activity 11,705,000 11,481,000 11,481,000 11,481,000
Planned evaluations        
Planned audits        



15 Name of Transfer Payment Program: United Nations Organization
Start Date:  March 27, 1980 End Date: N/A
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. For further information, see www.un.org.
Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA— The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Expected Results: Maintenance of international peace and security and the promotion of sustained economic growth and sustainable development in accordance with the Millennium Development Goals. In particular, progress in the development of Africa; the promotion of human rights; effective coordination of humanitarian assistance efforts; promotion of justice and international law; progress toward disarmament; and international cooperation for drug control, crime prevention and the combatting of international terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.




  Forecast
Spending
2007-2008
Planned
Spending
2008-2009
Planned
Spending
2009-2010
Planned
Spending
2010-2011
Program activity Diplomacy and Advocacy
Total grants - - - -
Total contributions 80,891,528 78,157,000 78,157,000 78,157,000
Total other types of
transfer payments
- - - -
Total program activity 80,891,528 78,157,000 78,157,000 78,157,000
Planned evaluations        
Planned audits        



16 Name of Transfer Payment Program: World Health Organization (WHO)
Start Date:  January 1, 1990 End Date: N/A
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.
Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA— The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Expected Results:

  • Enhanced global health security (maintaining a comprehensive outbreak alert and response mechanism supported by new international health regulations; responding rapidly and effectively in crisis situations);
  • Accelerated progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals (reducing maternal mortality, improving child survival, addressing the global pandemics of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, promoting healthy environments, increasing access to essential medicines);
  • Promotion of equity in health (strengthening health systems to reach the poor and disadvantaged); and
  • Ensured accountability, by improving organizational effectiveness, transparency and accountability.



  Forecast
Spending
2007-2008
Planned
Spending
2008-2009
Planned
Spending
2009-2010
Planned
Spending
2010-2011
Program activity Diplomacy and Advocacy
Total grants - - - -
Total contributions 18,007,000 16,381,000 16,381,000 16,381,000
Total other types of
transfer payments
- - - -
Total program activity 18,007,000 16,381,000 16,381,000 16,381,000
Planned evaluations        
Planned audits        



17 Name of Transfer Payment Program: International Criminal Court (ICC)
Start Date:  April 1, 2005 End Date: N/A
Description: This is an assessed contribution transfer payment to the ICC.
Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA— The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Expected Results: Through Canada's support to the ICC, Canada has provided leadership in promoting accountability for the most serious criminal acts known to humankind. Canada was a key player in the creation of the ICC and has been successful in strengthening the role of the ICC as a main instrument in the global fight against impunity. This is a relatively new international organization; therefore, budget increases are anticipated. The first ICC trial commenced in November 2006; and a second accused was surrendered to the Court in October 2007.




  Forecast
Spending
2007-2008
Planned
Spending
2008-2009
Planned
Spending
2009-2010
Planned
Spending
2010-2011
Program activity Diplomacy and Advocacy
Total grants - - - -
Total contributions 7,938,000 8,672,000 8,672,000 8,672,000
Total other types of
transfer payments
- - - -
Total program activity 7,938,000 8,672,000 8,672,000 8,672,000
Planned evaluations Evaluations are the responsibility of the Committee on Budget and Finance, which comprises various states parties and meets twice a year.      
Planned audits Audits are the responsibility of the Committee on Budget and Finance, which comprises various states parties and meets twice a year.      



18 Name of Transfer Payment Program: Initiatives related to the destruction, disposition and securing of weapons of mass destruction
Start Date:  August 12, 2003 End Date:  March 2013
Description: To implement Canada's commitment to the G8 Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction, launched at the 2002 Kananaskis Summit through projects for the destruction of chemical weapons, the dismantlement of nuclear submarines, the enhancement of nuclear and radiological security, the employment of former weapons scientists, and biological non-proliferation. Canada committed up to $1 billion over 10 years to implement the goals of the Global Partnership. The justification for the Partnership was based on an assessment of threats to Canadian and international security following the terrorist attacks of September 2001. Evaluations at the G8 level have identified the continuing seriousness of the terrorist and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) threats and the ongoing value of the Global Partnership, an international cooperative threat reduction approach. Twenty-three countries have been engaged in projects, and close to US$20 billion has been pledged.
Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA— The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Expected Results:

  • A reduced threat from WMD for Canadians and a more secure national and international environment, as a result of material safely stored, facilities secured and expertise redirected; and
  • Strengthening the international non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament regime and achieving Canada's domestic and international security objectives.



  Forecast
Spending
2007-2008
Planned
Spending
2008-2009
Planned
Spending
2009-2010
Planned
Spending
2010-2011
Program activity Diplomacy and Advocacy
Total grants - - - -
Total contributions 82,183,679 54,950,000 44,950,000 19,750,000
Total other types of
transfer payments
- - - -
Total program activity 82,183,679 54,950,000 44,950,000 19,750,000
Planned evaluations        
Planned audits        



19 Name of Transfer Payment Program: Global Peace and Security Fund and its component programs: the Global Peace and Security Program, the Global Peace Operations Program, and the Glyn Berry Program for Peace and Security
Start Date:  October 3, 2005
operationalized September 18, 2006
End Date:  March 31, 2010
Description: The Global Peace and Security Fund (GPSF) and its component programs were initially established at $100 million per year for five years to support crisis response, stabilization and reconstruction in fragile states; to continue to address Canada's G8 commitments to help build global and regional peace operations capacity; and to shape the international policies, laws and institutions needed to prevent and resolve crises. This was increased, in June 2007, to $235 million for 2007-2008 and $152 million per year for each of 2008-2009 and 2009-2010. Funded from the Peace and Security Pool of the International Assistance Envelope, the GPSF fills a funding gap by providing dedicated resources for activities that are necessary for a timely response with respect to countries at risk of crisis, but that are not properly the responsibility of the Department of National Defence and are outside Canada's traditional official development assistance program. Examples of these activities are supporting peace operations and peace processes, supporting justice and security system reform, addressing small arms and light weapons proliferation, enhancing transitional justice and reconciliation, and improving the peace enforcement and peace operations capacities of military and police in Africa and the Americas. Major recipients of funding are Afghanistan, Sudan and Haiti.
Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA— The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Expected Results:

  • Rapid, integrated and better-coordinated Canadian responses to international requirements for short- and medium-term crisis prevention, stabilization, peacebuilding and reconstruction;
  • Improved Canadian contributions to the mitigation of natural disasters and complex emergencies and the restoration of peace, security, the rule of law and legitimate government in fragile states; and
  • Expanded global and regional capacity for peace operations.

The ultimate result of the GPSF and its component programs is an improved Canadian contribution to peace and security and the safety and well-being of beneficiaries living in targeted areas.




  Forecast
Spending
2007-2008
Planned
Spending
2008-2009
Planned
Spending
2009-2010
Planned
Spending
2010-2011
Program activity Diplomacy and Advocacy
Total grants - - - -
Total contributions 176,103,846 109,316,000 111,800,000 0
Total other types of
transfer payments
- - - -
Total program activity 176,103,846 109,316,000 111,800,000 0
Planned evaluations        
Planned audits        



20 Name of Transfer Payment Program: UN Peacekeeping Operations
Start Date:  October 5, 2000 End Date:  N/A
Description: Canada's assessed contribution to UN peacekeeping operations is a legally binding obligation of membership. For further information, see www.un.org.
Strategic Outcome: CANADA'S INTERNATIONAL AGENDA— The international agenda is shaped to Canada's benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values.

Expected Results:

  • Enhanced peace and security for the countries and regions concerned; and
  • Increased levels of security, basic services and levels of governance provided in affected areas, which will promote advanced prospects for peace as well as enable reconstruction and development activities.



  Forecast
Spending
2007-2008
Planned
Spending
2008-2009
Planned
Spending
2009-2010
Planned
Spending
2010-2011
Program activity Diplomacy and Advocacy
Total grants - - - -
Total contributions 185,156,000 189,936,000 189,936,000 189,936,000
Total other types of
transfer payments
- - - -
Total program activity 185,156,000 189,936,000 189,936,000 189,936,000
Planned evaluations        
Planned audits        

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