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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

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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

Overview


Majority Government

Speech from the Throne priorities

Deficit Reduction Action Plan

Auditor General’s June 2011 Report

Canada-First Nation Joint Action Plan

The Big Picture


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

Risk Based Approach –Recipient General Assessment Risk Tool


Funding Agreement Models

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

  • The new National Agreement Models/Versions have been developed to be either annual or multi-year

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

All recipients

Basic contribution renamed to “Set Contribution”

Funding Approaches Directive


Default Prevention and

Management


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

Horizontal CollaborationInitiatives


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.

Professional and Institutional Development Program


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.

Professional and Institutional Development Program


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

Professional and Institutional Development Program


How can AANDC and AFOA collaborate?

Workshops

Training

Other areas?

Conclusion


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