Disclosure of transfer payment programs under $5 million

Name of transfer payment program

Grant for the Northern Transportation Adaptation Initiative (voted)

Contribution for the Northern Transportation Adaptation Initiative (voted)

End date

March 31, 2016

Type of transfer payment

Grant and Contribution

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture

Strategic Outcome 1: An efficient transportation system

Program 1.1  Transportation Marketplace Framework

Sub-program: 1.1.5  Transportation Analysis and Innovation

Main objective

To provide federal support to develop and implement new innovative technologies, advance knowledge, ensure capacity building, and enhance the resilience of existing and future northern transportation infrastructure to climate change. This will mitigate future maintenance costs and losses in economic productivity by maintaining the efficiency of the northern transportation system. It will also improve the resilience, responsiveness and adaptability of the system by incorporating climate change considerations into infrastructure design and maintenance activities and operations.

Planned spending for 2015–16

$200,000 (grant)

$645,000 (contribution)

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2014–15

General targeted recipient groups

Provinces and territories (including territorially-owned transportation entities)

Municipalities and local organizations (including municipally-owned transportation entities)

Non-profit organizations

Other - Aboriginal recipients and organizations

Name of transfer payment program

Grant to close grade crossings (voted)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Grant

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture

Strategic Outcome 3:  A safe and secure transportation system

Program 3.3:  Rail Safety

Sub-program 3.3.3:  Rail Safety Awareness and Grade Crossing Improvement

Main objective

To encourage closing grade crossings on federally regulated railway lines where a safety hazard exists or to divert users to a nearby crossing that is safer. The crossing must be on a line of a federally regulated railway and must have been in existence for at least three years.

Planned spending for 2015–16

$300,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2013–14

General targeted recipient groups

Persons

Municipalities and local organizations (road authorities)

Other - private parties, as defined in Section 4 of the Railway Safety Act

Name of transfer payment program

Grant to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness program (COSCAP) (voted)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Grant

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture

Strategic Outcome 3:  A safe and secure transportation system

Program 3.1:  Aviation Safety

Sub-program 3.1.1:  Aviation Safety Regulatory Framework

Main objective

To enhance the safety of air transport operations in parts of the world that require assistance. Projects under the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Co-operative and Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness program involve cooperative agreements between defined groups of states with the goal of establishing a self-sustaining safety oversight system within those states.

Planned spending for 2015–16

$130,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2010–11

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations and foreign countries
(International Civil Aviation Organization)

Name of transfer payment program

Road Safety Transfer Payment program (voted)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture

Strategic Outcome 3:  A safe and secure transportation system

Program 3.4:  Motor Vehicle Safety

Sub-program 3.4.3:  Motor Carrier Safety

Main objective

The purpose of the Road Safety Transfer Payment program is to provide federal co-funding in the form of contributions to the provinces, territories and the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators to help establish a national regulatory framework for motor carrier safety.

Planned spending for 2015–16

$4,442,681

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2014–15

General targeted recipient groups

Provinces and territories

Non-profit organizations (Canadian Council of Motor Transport

Administrators)

Name of transfer payment program

Airports Operations and Maintenance Subsidy program (voted)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture

Strategic Outcome 1: An efficient transport system

Program 1.3:  Transportation Infrastructure

Sub-program 1.3.1:  Airport Infrastructure

Sub-sub-program 1.3.1.3:  Small Aerodrome Support

Main objective

To assist designated airports in financing eligible operating deficits to ensure essential operations and maintenance are completed at those airports.

Planned spending for 2015–16

$1,600,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2014–15

General targeted recipient groups

Provinces and territories (Natashquan, Quebec; Chevery, Quebec; Schefferville, Quebec; and Kuujjuaq, Quebec)

Name of transfer payment program

Labrador Coastal Airstrips Restoration program (voted)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture

Strategic Outcome 1: An efficient transport system

Program 1.3:  Transportation Infrastructure

Sub-program 1.3.1:  Airport Infrastructure

Sub-sub-program 1.3.1.3:  Small Aerodrome Support

Main objective

The program fulfills the Government of Canada’s commitment under the 1982 Labrador Air/Marine Services Agreement with the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador to restore the airstrips along the Labrador coast to ensure that the operational capability of the airstrips is maintained at the level necessary to meet Transport Canada’s airport certification requirements.

Planned spending for 2015–16

$1,000,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2007–08

General targeted recipient groups

Provinces and territories (Province of Newfoundland and Labrador)

Name of transfer payment program

Contribution in Support of Boating Safety (voted)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture

Strategic Outcome 3: A safe and secure transportation system

Program 3.2:  Marine Safety

Sub-program 3.2.2:  Marine Safety Oversight

Main objective

The goal of the Boating Safety Contribution program is to promote boating safety awareness and advance boating safety practices through education and outreach. 

Planned spending for 2015–16

$1,000,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2014–15

General targeted recipient groups

Provinces and territories, municipalities and local organizations (public safety organizations and enforcement services)

Non-profit organizations (educational and healthcare institutions)

Other - entities with facilities specializing in safety and medical research

Name of transfer payment program

Allowances to former employees of Newfoundland Railways, Steamships and Telecommunications Services transferred to Canadian National Railway (voted)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture

Strategic Outcome 1: An efficient transportation system

Program 1.3: Transportation Infrastructure

Sub-program 1.3.3:  Surface and Multimodal Infrastructure

Sub-sub-program 1.3.3.1:  Rail Passenger Stewardship and Support

Main objective

To make supplemental pension payments to former employees of Newfoundland Railways, Steamships and Telecommunications Services who transferred to Canadian National Railway following the union of Newfoundland with Canada. Transport Canada assumed responsibility for the portion of pension costs not payable by Canadian National Railway or the Government of Newfoundland for the transferred employees.

Planned spending for 2015–16

$484,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups

Persons (former employees of Newfoundland Railways, Steamships and Telecommunications Services [or their beneficiaries] who transferred to Canadian National Railway)

Name of transfer payment program

Transportation Association of Canada (voted)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture

Strategic Outcome 1:  An efficient transportation system

Program 1.3:  Transportation Infrastructure

Sub-program 1.3.3:  Surface and Multimodal Infrastructure

Sub-sub-program1.3.3.3:  Highway and Other Transportation Infrastructure Support

Main objective

To contribute to improved roads, safety, environmental protection and a more efficient transportation system by identifying common interests; developing and harmonizing best practices among jurisdictions; and enhancing the knowledge base. This will result in better decisions and policies.

Planned spending for 2015–16

$419,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2012–13

General targeted recipient groups

Non-profit organizations (Transportation Association of Canada)

Name of transfer payment program

Contributions to the Railway Association of Canada for Operation Lifesaver (voted)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture

Strategic Outcome 3:  A safe and secure transportation system

Program 3.3:  Rail Safety

Sub-program 3.3.3:  Rail Safety Awareness and Grade Crossing Improvement

Main objective

The goal of the Operation Lifesaver contribution program is to promote railway safety in Canada through education and awareness activities focused on railway crossings and trespassing on railway properties.

Planned spending for 2015–16

$300,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2013–14

General targeted recipient groups

Non-profit organization (Operation Lifesaver Canada)

Name of transfer payment program

Payments to other governments or international agencies for the operation and maintenance of airports, air navigation and airways facilities (voted)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture

Strategic Outcome 3: A safe and secure transportation system

Program 3.1:  Aviation Safety

Sub-program 3.1.1:  Aviation Safety Regulatory Framework

Main objective

To enhance the safety of air transport operations by ensuring that funds are available to cover the operation and financing of facilities and services for the safety of international air traffic provided by Denmark and Iceland for civil aircraft flying across the North Atlantic.

Planned spending for 2015–16

$100,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2010–11

General targeted recipient groups

International organizations and foreign countries
(International Civil Aviation Organization)

Name of transfer payment program

Canadian Transportation Research Forum’s Scholarship program (voted)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture

Strategic Outcome 1: An efficient transportation system

Program 1.1: Transportation Marketplace Framework

Sub-program 1.1.5:  Transportation Analysis and Innovation

Main objective

The purpose of this contribution program is to provide funding assistance for scholarships awarded by the Canadian Transportation Research Forum in an effort to promote and encourage transportation research in Canada and support capacity building in the transportation sector.

Planned spending for 2015–16

$24,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups

Non-profit organizations (Canadian Transportation Research Forum)

Name of transfer payment program

Oshawa Harbour Port Consolidation Project (voted)

End date

March 31, 2016

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture

Strategic Outcome 1:  An efficient transportation system

Program 1.3: Transportation Infrastructure

Sub-program 1.3.2:  Marine Infrastructure

Sub-sub-program 1.3.2.1:  Canada Port Authority Stewardship

Main objective

The contribution to the Oshawa Port Authority is part of the settlement agreement between the City of Oshawa and the Crown. The funding is being used to transfer more industrial activities at the Port of Oshawa from the west wharf to the east wharf and to cover fencing and landscaping costs. The contribution is being made to the Oshawa Port Authority because it is the most appropriate entity to oversee and manage construction on Oshawa Harbour Crown lands, since the commission already administers and manages the Crown’s port lands.

Planned spending for 2015–16

970

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups

Industry-related (The Oshawa Harbour Commissionand its successor, the Oshawa Port Authority, which are for-profit organizations).

Name of transfer payment program

Community Participation Funding Program (voted)

End date

March 31, 2017

Type of transfer payment

Grant

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture

Strategic Outcome 2:  A clean transportation system

Program 2.2: Clean Water from Transportation

Main objective

The overall objective of this pilot program is support a World-Class Tanker Safety System by providing Aboriginal groups and local communities with an opportunity to contribute to the development of local area response plans to mitigate the consequences of marine oil spills that may affect their communities; and assisting in identifying, preventing or mitigating potential adverse environmental effects of a marine oil spill affecting the local areas by contributing local and Aboriginal knowledge.

Planned spending for 2015–16

$800,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups

Non-profit organizations or individuals representing local communities; and Aboriginal groups or their representatives

Name of transfer payment program

Contribution Program for the Centre of Excellence for the Marine Transportation of Oil and Liquefied Natural Gas (voted)

End date

March 31, 2016

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture

Strategic Outcome 2:  A clean transportation system

Program 2.2: Clean Water from Transportation

Main objective

The objective of this program is to contribute funding to the Centre of Excellence to support its establishment as a leading, independent source of information and best practices for the marine transportation of oil and liquefied natural gas commodities, and to promote and facilitate research that delivers the highest standards for the safe and sustainable shipping of Canada’s oil and liquefied natural gas.

Planned spending for 2015–16

$3,700,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups

Centre of Excellence for Marine Transportation of Oil and Liquefied Natural Gas Commodities in Canada Society

Name of transfer payment program

Payments to the Canadian National (CN) Railway Company following the termination of  toll collection on the Victoria Bridge, Montreal, and for rehabilitation work on the roadway portion of the bridge (statutory)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Legislative

Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture

Strategic Outcome 1:  An efficient transportation system

Program 1.3: Transportation Infrastructure

Sub-program 1.3.3:  Surface and Multimodal Infrastructure

Sub-sub-program 1.3.3.2:  Federal Bridge Stewardship

Main objective

In 1963, an agreement was put in place with CN once tolls were no longer collected from owners or operators of vehicles using the bridge. The agreement has not affected, in any way, CN’s right of ownership of the bridge and the roadway facilities, nor has it affected CN’s power to regulate and control the vehicular traffic allowed to use the bridge. Since the effective date of the agreement, CN has continued to make the roadway facilities on the bridge available for public use in return for compensation received from Transport Canada towards the operation, maintenance and repairs of the roadway portion of the bridge and the approaches.

Planned spending for 2015–16

$3,300,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups

Industry-related (Canadian National Railway)

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