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List of Supplementary Information Tables

Details on Transfer Payment Programs

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Southern Ontario Development Program (1)

Start date: October 2, 2009

End date: March 31, 2014

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2009–10

Strategic Outcome: A competitive southern Ontario economy

Program: Technological Innovation

Description: Five Southern Ontario Advantage initiatives under the Southern Ontario Development Program (SODP) contribute to the Technological Innovation program: Youth STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), Graduate Enterprise Internship (GEI), Scientists and Engineers in Business (SEB), Technology Development Program (TDP), and Applied Research and Commercialization (ARC). Three of the initiatives, Youth STEM, GEI, and SEB, are aimed at building a stronger southern Ontario economy by encouraging children and youth to pursue STEM studies and careers and by supporting STEM graduates and graduate students to allow them to develop business skills and successfully launch and manage start-up businesses. Two of the initiatives, TDP and ARC, are aimed at making southern Ontario businesses more competitive by fostering collaborations between post-secondary institutions (PSIs), southern Ontario businesses, and not-for-profit organizations to address the gap between research and commercialization and bring large-scale advanced technologies to market.

Expected Results: Southern Ontario will have a strong and competitive economy.

Program: Technological Innovation
  ($ millions)
Forecast
Spending
2012–13
Planned
Spending
2013–14
Planned
Spending
2014–15
Planned
Spending
2015–16
Total Contributions 52.0 57.4 - -
Total Transfer Payments 52.0 57.4 - -

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: N/A

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014–15

General Targeted Recipient Group: Targeted recipients include not-for-profit organizations, PSIs, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: Agency representatives participate in outreach activities, including conferences and meetings with stakeholder groups to engage potential applicants. They also work closely with recipients to complete applications and reporting requirements and to ensure timely progress. Social media outlets provide further avenues for engaging applicants and recipients. For example, the Agency introduced a pilot online virtual collaboration site for the ARC initiative to facilitate dialogue between the Agency and recipients and among recipient organizations.

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Name of Transfer Payment Program: Southern Ontario Development Program (2)

Start date: October 2, 2009

End date: March 31, 2014

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2009–10

Strategic Outcome: A competitive southern Ontario economy

Program: Business Development

Description: Two Southern Ontario Advantage initiatives under the SODP contribute to the Business Development program: Investing in Business Innovation (IBI) and the Prosperity Initiative (PI). IBI supports business development by encouraging angel and venture capital investment in start-ups and by strengthening angel networks and organizations. The PI supports business development by promoting productivity enhancements and building a competitive advantage for southern Ontario.

Expected Results: Southern Ontario businesses and communities will be better able to respond to future economic challenges.

Program: Business Development
  ($ millions)
Forecast
Spending
2012–13
Planned
Spending
2013–14
Planned
Spending
2014–15
Planned
Spending
2015–16
Total Contributions 129.3 86.8 - -
Total Transfer Payments 129.3 86.8 - -

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: N/A

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014–15

General Targeted Recipient Group: This program activity is directed at not-for-profit organizations, including angel investor networks; PSIs; and SMEs, including start-up businesses.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: Agency representatives participate in outreach activities, including conferences and meetings with stakeholder groups to engage potential applicants. They also work closely with recipients to complete applications and reporting requirements and to ensure timely progress.

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Name of Transfer Payment Program: Community Futures Program

Start date: 1986

End date: N/A (ongoing program)

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2010–11

Strategic Outcome: A competitive southern Ontario economy

Program: Community Economic Development

Description: The Community Futures Program (CFP) supports 37 Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) in southern Ontario so they can help rural communities develop and implement local solutions to local problems, with a focus on community economic development and the growth of small businesses.

Expected Results: Rural communities in southern Ontario are strengthened and better able to respond to future economic challenges.

Program: Community Economic Development
  ($ millions)
Forecast
Spending
2012–13
Planned
Spending
2013–14
Planned
Spending
2014–15
Planned
Spending
2015–16
Total Contributions 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.3
Total Transfer Payments 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.3

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2009–10

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2013–14

General Targeted Recipient Group: The CFP serves the 37 CFDCs located in rural eastern and southwestern Ontario.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: The Agency engages with the CFDCs through active project monitoring by program officers and regular meetings with individual CFDCs, the Ontario Association of Community Futures Development Corporations (OACFDC), and the two regional networks.

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Name of Transfer Payment Program: Eastern Ontario Development Program

Start date: October 12, 2004

End date: March 31, 2014

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2011–12

Strategic Outcome: A competitive southern Ontario economy

Program: Community Economic Development

Description: The Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) is an economic development initiative aimed at addressing economic challenges in eastern Ontario and taking advantage of innovative opportunities in the region. The program is delivered through eastern Ontario's 15 CFDCs. Applications are solicited and assessed by each CFDC on the basis of their potential to stimulate local economic development and create jobs. CFDCs will consider project proposals in the following two areas: business development, which supports projects that will lead to the growth of new and existing businesses within rural eastern Ontario communities; and community innovation, which facilitates community-led economic development activities that enhance and diversify local economies.

Expected Results: Eastern Ontario communities are strengthened and better able to respond to future economic challenges.

Program: Technological Innovation
  ($ millions)
Forecast
Spending
2012–13
Planned
Spending
2013–14
Planned
Spending
2014–15
Planned
Spending
2015–16
Total Contributions 13.2 13.2 - -
Total Transfer Payments 13.2 13.2 - -

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2010–11

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Continuation. EODP was renewed for a three-year period and streamlined to improve program delivery by focusing on outcomes that align with the Agency's approach to promoting the development of a strong and diversified southern Ontario economy.

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2013–14

General Targeted Recipient Group: This program is directed at the 15 CFDCs located in eastern Ontario.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: The Agency engages with the CFDCs through active project monitoring by program officers and regular meetings with individual CFDCs, the OACFDC, and the two regional networks. Additional funding has been made available to encourage communities, including urban communities, to work together on collaborative projects.

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Name of Transfer Payment Program: Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund

Start date: July 5, 2012

End date: March 31, 2014

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2012–13

Strategic Outcome: A competitive southern Ontario economy

Program: Community Economic Development

Description: Announced in Economic Action Plan 2012, the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF) supports the repair and rehabilitation of community facilities, such as community centres, recreational buildings, local arenas, and cultural facilities. The Agency administers the program across Ontario.

Expected Results: The projects will improve the quality of community facilities and provide economic benefits, including support for job creation.

Program: Technological Innovation
  ($ millions)
Forecast
Spending
2012–13
Planned
Spending
2013–14
Planned
Spending
2014–15
Planned
Spending
2015–16
Total Contributions 24.8 24.8 - -
Total Transfer Payments 24.8 24.8 - -

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: N/A

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: No evaluation is required.

General Targeted Recipient Group: The program is aimed at local or regional governments, First Nations governments, not-for-profit entities, provincial entities that provide municipal-type services to communities, and public-sector bodies that are wholly owned by a local or regional government.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: The CIIF was made available to all municipalities, First Nations, and not-for-profit organizations in the province that are responsible for community infrastructure. Significant interest was generated over the program intake period, with more than 1800 applications submitted.

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Disclosure of Transfer Payment Programs under $5 million

Disclosure of Transfer Payment Programs under $5 million
Name of TPP Main Objective End Date of TPP, if applicable Type of TP (G, C) Planned Spending for 2013–14 ($ millions) Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation General Targeted Recipient Group
Brantford Greenwich–Mohawk Remediation Project To contribute to the redevelopment of the brownfield site for residential, parkland, and mixed commercial use March 31, 2017 G 1.5 No evaluations relative to this funding have been conducted to date, nor are any planned City of Brantford
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