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2014–15 Supplementary Information Tables

Details on Transfer Payment Programs

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Southern Ontario Prosperity Initiatives

Start date: November 28, 2013

End date: March 31, 2019

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2014–15

Strategic Outcome: A competitive southern Ontario economy

Programs: Technological Innovation; Business Development; Community Economic Development

Description: The Southern Ontario Prosperity Initiatives is a core Agency program, which supports economic development, economic diversification, job creation, and self-reliant communities in southern Ontario. The newly renewed program consists of four initiatives: Investing in Business Innovation, Investing in Business Growth and Productivity, Investing in Commercialization Partnerships, and Investing in Regional Diversification.

Expected Results: Southern Ontario businesses are working in partnership to invest in research and new technologies and are able to respond to future economic challenges.

Program: Technological Innovation
Program:
Technological Innovation

($)
Forecast
Spending
2014–15
Planned
Spending
2014–15
Planned
Spending
2015–16
Planned
Spending
2016–17
Total Contributions 36,870,018 36,870,018 36,870,018 36,870,018
Total Transfer Payments 36,870,018 36,870,018 36,870,018 36,870,018
Program: Business Development
Program:
Business Development

($)
Forecast
Spending
2014–15
Planned
Spending
2014–15
Planned
Spending
2015–16
Planned
Spending
2016–17
Total Contributions 70,903,880 70,903,880 70,903,880 70,903,880
Total Transfer Payments 70,903,880 70,903,880 70,903,880 70,903,880
Program: Community Economic Development
Program:
Community Economic DevelopmentFootnote e

($)
Forecast
Spending
2014–15
Planned
Spending
2014–15
Planned
Spending
2015–16
Planned
Spending
2016–17
Total Contributions 8,000,000 8,000,000 N/A N/A
Total Transfer Payments 8,000,000 8,000,000 N/A N/A
Footnotes
Footnote e

As announced in Budget 2013, a total of $8 million of SOPI funding will be allocated to help support the restoration and revitalization of Massey Hall in 2014–15. The funding will be delivered under the Community Economic Development program.

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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: 2019–20

General Targeted Recipient Group: Targeted recipients include not-for-profit (NFP) organizations, post-secondary institutions, 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.

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Name of Transfer Payment Program: Advanced Manufacturing Fund

Start date: December 9, 2013

End date: March 31, 2019

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2014–15

Strategic Outcome: A competitive southern Ontario economy

Programs: Technological Innovation

Description: The Advanced Manufacturing Fund (AMF) is aimed at promoting the long-term growth, productivity, and competitiveness of Ontario's manufacturing sector by: supporting large-scale and transformative advanced manufacturing activities; advancing the development and/or adoption of cutting-edge technologies; encouraging projects that have spill-over benefits for manufacturing clusters and/or global supply chains; and fostering collaborations between the private sector, research institutes, and post-secondary institutions.

Expected Results: Southern Ontario businesses are able to bring innovative ideas to market.

Program: Technological Innovation
Program:
Technological Innovation

($)
Forecast
Spending
2014–15
Planned
Spending
2014–15
Planned
Spending
2015–16
Planned
Spending
2016–17
Total Contributions 40,000,000 40,000,000 40,000,000 40,000,000
Total Transfer Payments 40,000,000 40,000,000 40,000,000 40,000,000

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: 2019–20

General Targeted Recipient Group: Targeted recipients include established not-for-profit organizations and 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. Social media outlets provide further avenues for engaging applicants and recipients.

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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, which assist rural communities to develop and implement local solutions to support 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
Program:
Community Economic Development

($)
Forecast
Spending
2014–15
Planned
Spending
2014–15
Planned
Spending
2015–16
Planned
Spending
2016–17
Total Contributions 11,285,992 11,285,992 11,285,992 11,285,992
Total Transfer Payments 11,285,992 11,285,992 11,285,992 11,285,992

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2013–14

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

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2018–19

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 two regional CFDC networks.

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Name of Transfer Payment Program: Eastern Ontario Development Program

Start date: October 12, 2004

End date: March 31, 2019

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2013–14

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: Community Economic Development
Program:
Community Economic Development

($)
Forecast
Spending
2014–15
Planned
Spending
2014–15
Planned
Spending
2015–16
Planned
Spending
2016–17
Total Contributions 9,600,000 9,600,000 9,600,000 9,600,000
Total Transfer Payments 9,600,000 9,600,000 9,600,000 9,600,000

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2010–11

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

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2018–19

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. Additional funding has been made available to encourage communities, including urban communities, to work together on collaborative projects.

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