Transparency - Grants and Contributions
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In 2005, the Government of Canada announced its commitment to disclose the awarding
of grants and contributions over $25,000 as part of its Management Improvement Agenda.
This website provides information on grants and contributions awarded by the Canada
Excellence Research Chairs Program.
The rules and principles governing government grants and contributions are outlined
in the Treasury Board Policy
on Transfer Payments. Transfer payments are transfers of money, goods, services
or assets made from an appropriation to individuals, organizations or other levels
of government, without the federal government directly receiving goods or services
in return, but which may require the recipient to provide a report or other information
subsequent to receiving payment. These expenditures are reported in the
Public Accounts of Canada. The major types of transfer payments are grants,
contributions and 'other transfer payments'.
Included in this category, but not to be reported under proactive disclosure of
awards, are: 1) transfers to other levels of government, such as equalization payments
as well as Canada Health and Social Transfer payments; 2) grants and contributions
reallocated or otherwise redistributed by the recipient to third parties; and 3)
information that would normally be withheld under the
Access to Information Act or the
In keeping with standard Government of Canada practice, Canada Excellence Research
Chairs appointments cannot be released to the media or formally announced by Institutions
or chairholders until the Government of Canada has made its official public announcement.
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