Service Canada - Disclosure of Grants & Contributions

On 21 October 2005, the Government announced its commitment to proactively disclose the awarding of grants and contributions over $25,000 as part of its Management Improvement Agenda.

Service Canada is an initiative led by the Department of Human Resources and Social Development. Beginning on 31 May 2006, and every three months thereafter, this Web site will be updated to include information on grants and contributions awarded in each fiscal year quarter by Service Canada on behalf of Human Resources and Social Development.

The rules and principles governing government grants and contributions are outlined in the Treasury Board Policy on Transfer Payments. Transfer payments are transfers of money, goods, services or assets made from an appropriation to individuals, organizations or other levels of government, without the federal government directly receiving goods or services in return, but which may require the recipient to provide a report or other information subsequent to receiving payment. These expenditures are reported in the Public Accounts of Canada. The major types of transfer payments are grants, contributions and 'other transfer payments'.

Included in this category, but not to be reported under proactive disclosure of awards, are transfers to other levels of government such as Equalization payments as well as Canada Health and Social Transfer payments.

Please note that Information that would normally be withheld under the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act does not appear on this web site.

* Note: The Value field refers to the original amount for each agreement.

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