Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)

The following is a summary of the Transfer Payment Programs for the Public Health Agency of Canada in excess of $5.0M per fiscal year. All the transfer payments shown below are voted programs.

($ M)
Transfer Payment Program Forecast Spending 2010-11 Planned Spending 2011-12 Planned Spending 2012-13 Planned Spending 2013-14
Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities 32.1 32.1 32.1 32.1
Community Action Program for Children 53.4 53.4 53.4 53.4
Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program 27.2 27.2 27.2 27.2
Innovation Strategy 10.3 10.9 10.9 10.9
Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada 21.9 22.7 24.2 24.2
National Collaborating Centres for Public Health   8.3   8.3   8.3   8.3
Canadian Diabetes Strategy (non-Aboriginal elements)   5.8   6.3   6.3   6.3

Note: Totals may not add due to rounding


Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities

Strategic Outcome: Canada is able to promote health, reduce health inequalities, and prevent and mitigate disease and injury

Program Activity: Health Promotion

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities (AHSUNC)

Start Date: 1995-96

End Date: Ongoing

Description: This program supports locally designed and controlled early childhood development intervention strategies for off-reserve Aboriginal children and their families. The program focuses on health promotion, education and school readiness, aboriginal culture and language development, parental involvement, nutrition, and social support.

Expected Results: To provide opportunities for the healthy development of Aboriginal pre-school children in urban and northern settings, including the development of positive self-esteem and a desire for learning, and opportunities to develop successfully as young people. The program helps to reduce health disparities experienced by children and their families facing conditions of risk through increased community capacity, by helping participants make healthy choices and by promoting multi-sectoral partnerships.

($ M)
  Forecast Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Total Contributions 32.1* 32.1 32.1 32.1
Total Transfer Payments 32.1* 32.1 32.1 32.1

*An April, 2010, Treasury Board submission which included $3.0M for Contributions for Transitions Fund returns planned spending to $32.1M from the $29.1M published in the 2010-11 RPP.

Link to link 3 year Transfer Payment Program Plan



Community Action Program for Children

Strategic Outcome: Canada is able to promote health, reduce health inequalities, and prevent and mitigate disease and injury

Program Activity: Health Promotion

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Community Action Program for Children (CAPC)

Start Date: 1993-94

End Date: Ongoing

Description: CAPC provides funding to community-based groups and coalitions to develop and deliver comprehensive, culturally appropriate prevention and early intervention programs to promote the health and social development of children (0-6 years) and their families facing conditions of risk.

Expected Results: To enhance community capacity through a population health approach and to respond to the health and development needs of young children and their families who are facing conditions of risk. Contribute to improved health and social outcomes for young children and parents/caregivers facing conditions of risk, and continue partnering with multiple sectors in the community.

($ M)
  Forecast Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Total Contributions 53.4 53.4 53.4 53.4
Total Transfer Payments 53.4 53.4 53.4 53.4

Link to link 3 year Transfer Payment Program Plan



Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program

Strategic Outcome: Canada is able to promote health, reduce health inequalities, and prevent and mitigate disease and injury

Program Activity: Health Promotion

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP)

Start Date: 1994-95

End Date: Ongoing

Description: This program promotes the health of at-risk pregnant women, infants and their families through leadership and support to community groups. The program focuses on reducing the incidence of unhealthy birth weights, improving the health of both infant and mother, and encouraging breastfeeding.

Expected Results: To enhance community capacity through a population health approach to respond to the health and development needs of pregnant women and their infants who are facing conditions of risk. Contribute to improved health outcomes for pregnant women, infants and their families and continue partnering with multiple sectors in the community.

($ M)
  Forecast Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Total Contributions 27.2 27.2 27.2 27.2
Total Transfer Payments 27.2 27.2 27.2 27.2

Link to link 3 year Transfer Payment Program Plan



Innovation Strategy

Strategic Outcome: Canada is able to promote health, reduce health inequalities, and prevent and mitigate disease and injury

Program Activity: Health Promotion

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Innovation Strategy (IS)

Start Date: 2009-10

End Date: Ongoing

Description: The Innovation Strategy is a federal grants and contributions initiative designed to foster and support effective action on and across a broad range of factors that affect the health of Canadians. The IS focuses on innovation and learning in population health to address the determinants of health and to reduce health inequalities. The Strategy supports the development, adaptation, implementation and evaluation of innovative interventions and policy initiatives in various settings and populations in Canada as well as knowledge translation and dissemination based on the systematic collection of results and outcomes of interventions and the promotion of their use across Canada.

Expected Results: To increase effective action to reduce health inequalities and their underlying causes by implementing innovative and promising population health practices. Performance measures include the:

  • Extent of design and implementation across Canada of innovative and promising interventions and practices;
  • Extent of knowledge exchange regarding effective interventions to take action on priority heath issues; and
  • Increase in the number of intersectoral collaborations to address specific determinants of health and reduce health inequalities.
($ M)
  Forecast Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Total Grants   6.5   7.2   7.2   7.2
Total Contributions   3.8   3.7   3.7   3.7
Total Transfer Payments 10.3 10.9 10.9 10.9

Link to link 3 year Transfer Payment Program Plan



Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada

Strategic Outcome: Canada is able to promote health, reduce health inequalities, and prevent and mitigate disease and injury

Program Activity: Disease and Injury Prevention and Mitigation

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada (FI)

Start Date: January 2005

End Date: Ongoing

Description: Contributions towards the Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada.

Expected Results: Projects funded at the national and regional levels will result in increased knowledge and awareness of the nature of HIV and AIDS and ways to address the disease; increased individual and organizational capacity to address HIV and AIDS; and enhanced engagement and collaboration on approaches to address HIV and AIDS.

($ M)
  Forecast Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Total Grants   5.2   6.0   7.4   7.4
Total Contributions 16.7 16.7 16.8 16.8
Total Transfer Payments 21.9 22.7 24.2 24.2

Link to link 3 year Transfer Payment Program Plan



National Collaborating Centres for Public Health

Strategic Outcome: Canada is able to promote health, reduce health inequalities, and prevent and mitigate disease and injury

Program Activity: Public Health Preparedness and Capacity

Name of Transfer Payment Program: National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCPH)

Start Date: 2004-05

End Date: Ongoing

Description: Contributions to persons and agencies to support health promotion projects in community health resource development, training/skill development and research. The focus of the NCCPH program is to strengthen public health capacity, translate health knowledge and promote and support the use of knowledge and evidence by public health practitioners in Canada in collaboration with provincial/territorial and local governments, academia, public health practitioners and non-governmental organizations.

Expected Results: Improved public health decision-making stemming from:

  • Increased opportunities for collaboration and networking between health portfolio partners, NCCs and other external organizations;
  • Increased knowledge translation activities ( including knowledge synthesis, translation and exchange) and the application of environmental scan and research findings by researchers and knowledge users;
  • Knowledge gap identification, acting as catalysts for new research;
  • Increased availability of knowledge for evidence-based decision making in public health with consequent increased use of evidence to inform public health programs, policies and practices; and
  • Improved public health programs and policies.
($ M)
  Forecast Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Total Contributions 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.3
Total Transfer Payments 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.3

Link to link 3 year Transfer Payment Program Plan



Canadian Diabetes Strategy (non-Aboriginal elements)

Strategic Outcome: Canada is able to promote health, reduce health inequalities, and prevent and mitigate disease and injury

Program Activity: Disease and Injury Prevention and Mitigation

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canadian Diabetes Strategy (non-Aboriginal elements) (CDS)

Start Date: 2005-06

End Date: Ongoing

Description: The CDS engages provinces, territories and stakeholders at the national and regional levels in order to improve information and services available to Canadians living with or at higher risk of developing diabetes. This is achieved through community-based programming, support for diabetes surveillance systems, and collaboration on knowledge development and exchange related to risk factors and determinants for diabetes and its complications.

Expected Results: The provision of information to Canadians living with diabetes or who are at higher risk of developing diabetes has the direct effect of increasing awareness of diabetes risks and complications. Canadians who are at high risk for developing diabetes will have information to increase their awareness of their risks and will have skills to prevent the onset of diabetes. Canadians living with diabetes will have increased awareness of complications and will be provided with skills for self-management of their disease. Moreover, surveillance and knowledge development, along with community-based programming, enhances the capacity of researchers and practitioners to apply best practices to better detect, educate and counsel. Finally, the activities of the CDS assist policy makers at all levels to improve public policy regarding diabetes. Ultimately, these activities will lead to earlier detection and better management of diabetes.

($ M)
  Forecast Spending
2010-11
Planned Spending
2011-12
Planned Spending
2012-13
Planned Spending
2013-14
Total Grants 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2
Total Contributions 4.6 5.1 5.1 5.1
Total Transfer Payments 5.8 6.3 6.3 6.3

Link to link 3 year Transfer Payment Program Plan


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