If you have any questions about department funding contracts, please contact the regional office near you or the contact centre for public applications at 1-800-567-9604. “Support documentation” (support documents) – but not limited to original vouchers, invoices, statements of account, receipts, contracts, leases and tables of working time, or any other data that constitutes the actual cost of the organization. The term also includes cancelled cheques, bank projects and other forms of data in support of payments. There have been some concerns about the creation of a new department, municipalities that felt compelled to group into one agreement separate areas of programs such as health, education and social services. On the other hand, some expressed the hope that a system of management of financial agreements would reduce the administrative burden. It was proposed to reinvest the savings from transformation in communities. The Government of Canada is committed to working with First Nations to establish a new tax relationship that will lead to adequate, predictable and sustainable funding for First Nation communities. The Building Canada plan provides stable, flexible and predictable funding of $33 billion for provinces, territories and municipalities to plan for the longer term and meet current infrastructure needs. The Department plans to add a new mechanism to the comprehensive funding agreement that would facilitate the process of changing the conditions (i.e. activities) set out in the Agreement. The new mechanism would allow for changes outside of a formal change process without the recipients of the funding being signed.
Participants were invited to comment on this proposed approach. The Gas Tax Fund contributes to the construction of Canadian communities by providing predictable, long-term funding to support municipal infrastructure that contributes to cleaner air, cleaner water and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The draft comprehensive funding agreement provided for corrective measures that the federal government could take to address late payments. These include situations in which the federal government can withhold funding, as well as situations where a community is unwilling or unable to remedy a default. Participants were asked to give their views on the distinction between reluctance and disability, the withholding of non-essential means and other means of meeting the terms of a funding agreement. “sub-convention” – the agreement signed between the organization and a final beneficiary or local partner. “Ultimate Recipient” – the person or organization that has signed a sub-convention and receives a portion of the contribution to carry out a sub-project under the agreement. The Comprehensive Funding Agreement is the new model of the agreement for transfers to indigenous communities, which will be available in 2019/20 and beyond. It was designed to replace several older models of agreements among the former “Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada” and “First Nations and Inuit Health Branch” and to provide consistent agreement models for Indigenous Canada (ISC) and Crown-Indigenous And Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC).
The development of a new financing agreement model was also stimulated by work to create a new tax relationship and the need to provide a model for the new 10-year tax relationship.