Presentation by Anna Fontaine, RDG Manitoba Region to the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, & Ontario October 11, 2011 Victoria Inn & Convention Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Big Picture Status of implementing the Policy on Transfer Payments
Presentation by Anna Fontaine, RDG Manitoba Regionto the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, & OntarioOctober 11, 2011 Victoria Inn & Convention Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba
The Big Picture
Status of implementing the Policy on Transfer Payments
Changes to PID
Opportunities for collaboration
Speech from the Throne priorities
Deficit Reduction Action Plan
Auditor General’s June 2011 Report
Canada-First Nation Joint Action Plan
Assess all recipients and new applicants
Categorize recipient risk level –High, Medium, Low
2 versions – Part A and Part B
Results could impact:
Duration of agreements
Recipient reporting, monitoring and auditing
Cash management (including advances and holdbacks)
Availability of certain funding approaches
Identify areas that require additional attention or investment
Provincial/ Territorial Model
Non Aboriginal Recipient Funding Model
Aboriginal Recipient (other than FNs and TCs) Funding Model
Project Based Version
First Nations/Tribal Councils Version
Project Based version
Grant Model *
* Under development
Primary changes at AANDC
Aboriginal Contribution Funding Approaches
AFA renamed to “Block” contribution funding
FTP renamed to “Fixed” contribution funding
New contribution funding – “Flexible”
New Approaches available widely
Surplus or Unexpended Funding now requires approval from AANDC to be retained by recipient
Basic contribution renamed to “Set Contribution”
Default Prevention and
A continuum of prevention, default management and sustainability
Support communities through pilot initiatives among federal departments to:
Streamline application and administrative requirements
Develop a single funding agreement for transfer payments from multiple departments
Facilitated by the TBS Centre of Expertise
Will inform opportunities for recipients and future relations with other federal departments
AANDC/HC consolidated work plan 2011 to 2013 pursuing joint initiatives:
Standardized Financial Reporting
Standardized agreement models and templates
Joint Recipient audits and common default approach
Three part approach to the Default Prevention and Management Policy
By 2012-13, PID will focus on community capacity-development plans in the area of core governance.
2011-12 program focuses on:
Priority 1 - Management Action Plans Targeting Governance.
Priority 2 - Risk Factors Targeting Governance.
Priority 3 – Existing Capacity Development Plans for Governance.
Priority 4 – Future Planning Capacity.
Priority 1 – Management Action Plans Targeting Governance
Governance activities related to the 10 functions of Government
Typically, for communities with high General Assessment risk scores.
Priority 2 – Risk Factors Targeting Governance
Capacity development plans which propose investments in governance for First Nations which receive medium or high risk scores for Governance, Planning or Financial Management.
Typically, for communities with total risk scores which are medium or low.
Priority 3 – Existing Capacity Development Plans for Governance
Governance activities proposed in existing capacity development plans.
Typically, for communities with a low total risk score.
Priority 4 – Future Planning Capacity
Proposals which seek as a one-time step to invest in the ability of a community to create a capacity development plan.
May include AFOA workshops and community meetings on strategic planning
How can AANDC and AFOA collaborate?