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Details on Transfer Payment Programs of $5 Million or More

General Information
Name of transfer payment program Women’s Program (Voted)
Start date 1973
End date Ongoing
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2012-2013
Strategic Outcome Equality between women and men is promoted and advanced in Canada
Link to the organization’s programs Program 1.2: Advancing equality for women
Description The WP supports action and innovation by investing in initiatives that work to bring about equality between women and men. The Program provides grant and contribution funding to Canadian organizations to support community-based action through projects that will lead to equality in communities across Canada. The Program facilitates collaboration and networking, develops partnerships where needed to address horizontal issues impacting women and girls, shares knowledge and assists organizations working to advance women’s equality to gain access to expertise, resources and tools. The Program does not have repayable contributions.
Results achieved

Expected Result:

  • Women and communities have access to supports for addressing issues relating to equality between women and men

Performance Indicator:

  • Percentage of projects that generate supports (e.g. resources, tools)

Expected Result:

  • Communities and stakeholders have access to opportunities to advance equality between women and men

Performance Indicator:

  • Percentage of projects that facilitate opportunities (e.g. partnerships, networks, strategies)
Comments on variances Re-profiling of $1.25M of WP funds over the next two fiscal years (2016-17 and 2017-18) to address required adjustments to the Call for Proposals schedule, which will occur every four years.
Audits completed or planned N/A
Evaluations completed or planned Summative Evaluation of the Women’s Program (2016-17)
Engagement of applicants and recipients

SWC continued to implement its client engagement strategy. It holds information sessions for potential applicants whenever it issues calls for proposals to explain the objectives.

In 2015-16, SWC developed an online interactive client engagement platform to facilitate communication and foster dialogue between SWC, its clients and other stakeholders. It seeks to encourage the real-time sharing of experiences and knowledge, and provide enhanced access to tools and resources. The Platform builds on previous SWC work, promoting networking among stakeholders that share a common goal, thereby creating communities of practices to help advance gender equality.

Performance Information (dollars)
Type of Transfer Payment 2013-14
Actual spending
Actual spending
Planned spending
Total authorities available for use
Actual spending (authorities used)
Variance (2015-16 actual minus 2015-16 planned)
Total program 19,033,333 19,033,332 18,950,000 19,535,001 18,285,000 (665,000)
Total grants 14,301,705 14,573,055 14,750,000 14,677,883 13,427,882 (1,322,118)
Total contributions 4,731,628 4,460,277 4,200,000 4,857,118 4,857,118 657,118
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0 0 0
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