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In June 2016, as part of the Open Government Action Plan, the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) committed to increasing the transparency and usefulness of grants and contribution data and subsequently launched the Guidelines on the Reporting of Grants and Contributions Awards, effective April 1, 2018.

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Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (Aboriginal recipients)

$70,980.00

Sep. 19, 2018
Description:

The contribution to Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs in collaboration with the National Claims Research Directors and the Indigenous Bar Association is a project to assess the impacts of Bill C-58 on First Nations. This project represents an initial step towards addressing information needs and challenges in relation to First Nations’ claims, by undertaking research and analysis, and beginning a substantive dialogue between the First Nations and Canada regarding reforms to the access to information processes. This will contribute to knowledge of the emerging public service policy of Indigenous access to information issues, along with improving public sector research and management by including the perspectives of Indigenous stakeholder groups.

The Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs in collaboration with the National Claims Research Directors and the Indigenous Bar Association will conduct an online national survey of selected First Nation community of researchers and policy staff, a legal review of Bill C-58, and produce and publish on the applicant's website a discussion paper of the results of the survey and review, to raise awareness of the findings to various stakeholders.

Organization: Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6A 2T2
DetailsRef # GC-2018-2019-Q2-00001 (Contribution)  
Recipient's Operating Name: Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs
Program: The Research and Policy Initiatives Assistance Program

Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (International (non-government))

$30,378.00

Oct. 29, 2018
Description:

The contribution to the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development aims to support a Multi-Country Senior Civil Service Leadership Project. The project will be executed over a two-year period, which includes a meeting every six months, hosted by a different participating country. These meetings will engage participants in a series of plenary sessions, workshops and case studies, including a Canadian case study, designed to answer the need for a deeper exploration of priority issues related to leadership in the public sector. Also, this project aims to identify core elements of effective public leadership, develop a leadership charter amongst Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development in public sectors, as well as identify new and innovative practices. By means of case studies, this will enable a better understanding of the tools and processes used to implement effective and values-based leadership in member countries.

The expected results includes the development of working relationships with a network of international experts related to public sector management issues in order to leverage international expertise and practices and gain access to an expanded knowledge base on the topic of diversity and inclusion. In addition, it will increase the knowledge base related to executive management in the public service and will encourage new and innovative ways of thinking to support the Canadian government in its objective to build a highly effective public service that reflects the diverse population it serves.

Organization: Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Location: Paris, France 75775
DetailsRef # GC-2018-2019-Q3-00001 (Contribution)  
Recipient's Operating Name: L'Organisation de Coopération et de Développement Économiques
Program: The Research and Policy Initiatives Assistance Program
Value in Euro: 20000.00

C.D. Howe Institute (Not-for-profit organizations and charities)

$50,000.00

Nov. 26, 2019
Description:

The contribution to the C.D. Howe Institute will be used to host a conference and engage industry, academic and government participants to better define the linkages and understand the impacts of regulatory competitiveness. The goal is to maximize the health, safety, security and sustainability of the environment outcomes that regulations aim to achieve, while minimizing burden and strain on the economy.

The Institute will bring stakeholders together to: 1) help define the concepts of regulatory competitiveness and the effect of cumulative regulatory burden on competitiveness; 2) examine the relationship between cumulative regulatory burden and private sector competitiveness; and, 3) highlight typical regulatory touchpoints for firms and examples where the government has been successful in making its regulatory systems more transparent, efficient, dynamic, and innovative.

The Institute will prepare a report to summarize the findings and recommendations elaborated during the conference and through their research. The information could be used to inform regulatory policy, public sector practices, as well as potential changes to modernize the Red Tape Reduction Act.

Organization: Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5E1J8
DetailsRef # GC-2019-2020-Q3-00001 (Contribution)  
Recipient's Operating Name: Institut C.D. Howe
Program: Reseach and Policy Initiatives Assistance Program

Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (International (non-government))

$260,000.00

Jan. 14, 2020
Description:

The contribution to the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development aims to support research on incorporating competitiveness impacts into regulations. The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development will execute a research project to support the evolution of Canada's federal regulatory framework. The research will identify the critical factors needed to operationalize competitiveness assessments in the regulatory lifecycle, including devising an appropriate methodology, with support from a workshop, and will culminate in a report that will be an important source of information for Canadians and internationally.

The expected results include a survey of Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development country approaches to the competitiveness impacts of regulations and a comparison of the kinds of impacts that are assessed, and the types of indicators that are used to measure these impacts. The project will extend the analysis of competitiveness impacts to reflect current literature and understanding. The analytical work will build on the synthesis of the literature survey and comparative work, as well as on recent Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development work in areas such as international regulatory cooperation, regulation and innovation, enforcement and inspections, and the interface between the national and sub-national regulatory frameworks. In addition, the project will identify the critical factors needed to operationalize competitiveness assessments, including devising an appropriate methodology, with support from a workshop to ensure that the salient features are captured.

Organization: Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Location: Paris, France
DetailsRef # GC-2019-2020-Q4-00001 (Contribution)  
Recipient's Operating Name: Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development
Program: Reseach and Policy Initiatives Assistance Program

University of British Columbia Université de la Colombie-Britannique (Academia)

$79,500.00

Apr. 15, 2020
Description:

The University of British Columbia will develop a methodological and conceptual measurement framework based on structural-evolutionary economic growth theory for understanding where to focus innovation support programs and policy in order to effectively generate business innovation, growth and ultimately an improved quality of life for Canadians.

This project will assess the current state of the measurement art and propose new, complementary approaches to these measurement issues with the goal to the development of better methods of impact assessment and performance measurement for business innovation policies and programs.

The project proposes to experiment with new techniques that utilize qualitative and quantitative data jointly to measure the impacts of policy on business innovation behaviour.

Expected Results:

The expected results of this project are as follows:

1) The research results and working paper will be made available to multiple audiences outside the Government of Canada.
2) The project is directly benefiting from the in-kind contributions of Professors from the Simon Fraser University and the University of Waikato, as well as directed work of research assistants and various academic resources.
3) The research paper will expand the knowledge base related to public policy issues and inform further research projects linked to measurement and assessment of evolutionary, technological innovation trajectories and the policies designed to support their development.
4) Create an innovation policy assessment mechanism that could be applied broadly to an evolving suite of public policies.

Organization: Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z3
DetailsRef # GC-2020-2021-Q1-00001 (Contribution)  
Recipient's Operating Name: University of British Columbia Université de la Colombie-Britannique
Program: Reseach and Policy Initiatives Assistance Program

Saint Mary's University Université Saint Mary’s (Academia)

$87,500.00

Jul. 15, 2020
Description:

Drawing on innovation studies literature, and on quasi-experimental methodologies, this research pilots a horizontal impact assessment approach that involves multiple business innovation and growth support (BIGS) programs. The project will employ the newly constructed BIGS programs’ longitudinal data series at the firm level. It is performing, in part, a proof of concept pilot of the value of this novel data series for evidence-based analysis of the impacts of BIGS support programs.

Expected Results:

The expected results of this project are as follows:

1) The research results, working paper and final project report summary will be made available to multiple audiences outside the Government of Canada.
2) The project is directly benefiting from the in-kind contributions of two Professors, Master’s students research assistance and various academic resources.
3) The project will provide and present a report and academic paper on evidence-based tests of the temporal impact of government support towards understanding lag between support and impact at the firm-level and the community. These outputs will expand the knowledge base related to public policy issues regarding business innovation programs and better inform future research into the impacts of horizontal business innovation support programs.
4) The project will contribute to the public sector’s capacity building on using quasi-experimental approaches to analysis of programs’ impacts. It will increase comfort and familiarity with results from micro-economic studies amongst program managers.

Organization: Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 3C3
DetailsRef # GC-2020-2021-Q1-00002 (Contribution)  
Recipient's Operating Name: Saint Mary's University Université Saint Mary’s
Program: Reseach and Policy Initiatives Assistance Program
2018-2019 - Q4
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2019-2020 - Q1
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