Presentation on theme: "Lands and Economic Development Programming Information July 2014"— Presentation transcript:
1 Lands and Economic Development Programming Information July 2014
2 Today’s DiscussionThe History of Lands and Economic Development PolicyThe Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic DevelopmentNew ProgrammingLands and Economic Development in Ontario
3 The History of Lands Policy Before Lands Managed by AANDC as required by the Indian Act/60 granted authorityRLAP granted authority1999 – FNLMA2005 – Resource, Lands and Environmental Management Program (RLEMP) granted authority2009 and Beyond - The Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development
4 The History of Economic Development Policy Before 1989 Economic Development Programs Managed by AANDC 1989 – 2004 CAEDS - Economic Development Programs Managed in Partnership with First Nations Enhancements to Programs in light of outdated CAEDS policy 2009 and Beyond The Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development
5 AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK FOR THE 21ST CENTURY The conditions, needs, opportunities and relationships of Aboriginal Canadians and economic development have changed significantly.Need for a new federal framework for Aboriginal economic development that is targeted at opportunities, is responsive to new and changing conditions, leverages partnerships and is focused on results.The first priority is economic development. This is obviously the most essential step to improving the lives of Aboriginal people and their families.Prime Minister Stephen Harper, November 2007In June 2009 the Federal Government launched the federal framework for Aboriginal economic development. This is the first policy framework on Aboriginal economic development since CAEDS was implemented in 1989.While CAEDS focused on 3 key areas: labour market development; business and community economic development ; it was never successful in achieving a coordinated approach across federal departments to support Aboriginal Canadians to achieve their economic goals.In addition, CAEDS and the programs delivered under the strategy focused heavily on employment creation as a key outcome for measuring success in economic development. However now FNs are taking varying roles in large complex projects, as participants, partners and proponents; As well, provinces have become more interested in working with FNs to foster economic growth and the private sector is increasingly looking to partner with Aboriginal communities and businesses.The new Framework recognizes these changing conditions and is intended to direct and align gov’t policies and programs to respond to the current and evolving needs and opportunities of Aboriginal communities.In addition to the Framework there are other drivers of change including: Treasury Board Policy and Directive on Transfer Payments (PTP) – proportionate risk, flexibility, service standards, harmonization of programs, reduced administration and ongoing engagement; CanNor – establishment in the North; Results and Program Audits and Evaluations and responding to recommendations and the Conditions and Needs of Clients - changing economic conditions and the unique needs of First Nations, Métis and Inuit
6 STRATEGIC PRIORITIES Strengthening Aboriginal Entrepreneurship A more business friendly climate on reserve and in the North, and improved access to capital and other business opportunities will strengthen entrepreneurshipDeveloping Aboriginal Human CapitalSupporting demand driven labour market development will build human capitalEnhancing the Value of Aboriginal AssetsAligning federal investments with viable economic opportunities, better management of business and community assets, and a modern lands/resource management regime will help enhance the value of assetsForging New and Effective PartnershipsPromoting partnerships with provinces and territories and the private sector will ensure long-term, sustainable economic developmentFocusing the Role of the Federal GovernmentThe role of the federal government will be more effective and efficient with clearer direction, greater coordination, more linkages and better collaborationThere are 5 strategic priorities identified for the Framework:Strengthening Aboriginal Entrepreneurship – by increasing access to debt and equity capital and improving procurement opportunitiesDeveloping Aboriginal Human Capital – by collaborating with industry and educators to better match learning and training with job opportunitiesEnhancing the Value of Aboriginal Assets – modernizing land management regimes, taking a more systematic approach to identifying economic opportunities and strengthening capacity for community economic development planningForging New and Effective Partnerships – bringing together the experience and resources of willing partners, promoting partnerships with the provinces and territories, supporting strengthened institutions in Aboriginal communities and facilitating linkages with private sectorFocusing the Role of the Federal Government – linking federal program spending to real business opportunities, increasing linkages among federal initiatives and taking a whole-of-government coordinated approach to Aboriginal economic developmentEngagement focused on 6 key themes:Strategic outcomes and performance measuresProgram delivery options and service standardsOpportunities for harmonization and linkages among existing programsChallenges related to current programming and innovative solutionsCapacity developmentFunding prioritiesIn Ontario, our engagement session took place August 16, 2010 in Ottawa. There were 132 participants, of which 34 self-identified their primary work as being in the area of community economic development, 18 self-identified in lands management, 16 in business development and 32 in ‘other’.54% of participants worked for a band, 9% for a Tribal Council, 12% for a development corporation and 25% for other.
7 ACTION PLAN: A CHANGE AGENDA TO SUPPORT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FRAMEWORK New Investments ($50M per year for 4 years)New funding to support greater access to and control over reserve lands, improved access to capital, and enhanced awareness of Aboriginal procurement opportunitiesImproved coordination among federal partners – the Strategic Partnerships InitiativeProgram RenovationA commitment to aligning the existing suite of programs that support Aboriginal economic development with the Framework’s strategic prioritiesTo advance the strategic priorities of the Framework, in early 2010 the federal government also announced an Action Plan to support the implementation of the Framework.This Action Plan included a new investment of $50M/year to support: ATRs in Manitoba and Sask (TLEs); expansion of RLEMP; improved access to capital; enhanced support to facilitate awareness and access to federal procurement opportunities; improved coordination of federal partners – SPIThe Action Plan also committed the department to renovating its existing lands and economic development programs to align with the strategic priorities of the Framework.
8 SCOPE OF PROGRAM CONSOLIDATION Consolidation of Existing Programs and New Programs ChartSCOPE OF PROGRAM CONSOLIDATIONExisting ProgramsNew Programs (effective April 1, 2014)Community Economic Development ProgramCommunity Support Services ProgramReserve Land Environment ManagementLand Surveys, Commercial Leasing, Land Designations and Additions-to-Reserves related to Economic DevelopmentFirst Nations Land Management ActManagement of Contaminated Sites (prevention component)Lands & Environment Action Fund→Lands and Economic Development Services ProgramCommunity Economic Opportunities ProgramCommunity-based projects or initiatives under the Aboriginal Business Development ProgramCommunity Opportunity Readiness ProgramEligible projects or initiatives under Aboriginal Business Development, except for activities relating to commercial ventures and infrastructure, related to Aboriginal entrepreneurs or Aboriginal businessesMajor Resource Development and Energy InvestmentsPrivate equity instruments of Aboriginal Business DevelopmentAboriginal Workforce Participation Initiative component of public services in economic developmentAboriginal Entrepreneurship ProgramLands andEnvironmentalManagementSurveysAdditions to ReserveCreation of Legal InterestsRegional Lands and Administration ProgramFN Capacity for Major Resource Development ProjectsEnvironmental Stewardship53/60 Delegate Authoritylands, environmental management and economic development funding as a matter of policyThree programs for the purpose of: (1) Improving economic potential of First Nation lands; (2) Supporting Aboriginal participation in economic opportunities and (3) Strengthening Aboriginal entrepreneurship.NOTE: Does not include the Strategic Partnerships InitiativeMembership and ongoing participation on all Management Control Framework Working GroupsOngoing positive relations with NHQOngoing positive relations with LEEDAC and sharing when/where appropriate
9 Lands and Economic Development Services Program (LEDSP) - Core Help Aboriginal communities effectively build and manage a solid land base for economic development activities through the enhancement of economic development, land and environmental capacities of communitiesEligible RecipientsFirst Nation and Inuit communities and their governments, including Tribal CouncilsOther persons performing delegated land management functions under Sections 53 and/or 60 of the Indian Act on behalf of First Nations; andEligible recipients seeking to increase their level of responsibility for land management under the Indian Act or the First Nations Land Management Act pending a positive assessment by AANDC of their community’s readinessFunding ProvisionExisting funding formulaeIn terms of internal accounting, while this is released as part of initials, it is not considered ‘essential’, therefore ‘non-core’Reporting RequirementsLands and Economic Development Community Profile (DCI#471935)First Nations Land Management Report (DCI#41740)
10 Lands and Economic Development Services Program (LEDSP) - Targeted Activities supported based on a regional planEnhance community’s ability/capacity to provide lands, environment and economic development servicesIncludes environmental management support such as awareness and pollution prevention – activities previously supported by LEAFSame application form as CORP and reporting form as LEDSP CorePlan based programEligible Recipients:First Nations and Inuit communities and their governments, including Tribal CouncilsOther persons performing delegated land management functions under Sections 53 and/or 60 of the Indian Act on behalf of First Nations;Organizations and Associations controlled by Aboriginal people, except those with charitable or religious purposes; andNon-aboriginal organizations and associations that support the provision of economic development services for the benefit of First Nation and Inuit communities for research and advocacy projects only.Ontario Plan for 2014/15:Continuous intakePlanning as a priority
11 Community Opportunities Readiness Program (CORP) The long-term objective of CORP is for First Nation and Inuit communities to implement economic and business development opportunities, while leveraging private sector funding and opportunities. Eligible initiatives under the CORP include:Support to pursue economic opportunities.Support for Community Economic Infrastructure development.Support for the establishment, acquisition or expansion of a community owned businesses where there is an equity gap.Support for business planning, advisory services and training, commercial development and market development for a single community-owned business.
12 Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Programs(AEP) Creation and/or expansion of viable Aboriginal businessesSustainable network of Aboriginal Financial Institutions (AFI)Aboriginal businesses win procurement contractsAboriginal EntrepreneurBusiness Capital & Support ServicesBusiness OpportunitiesBuild upon AFI networkNew suite of instruments (15-16):Capital Attraction Tool (CAT)Aboriginal Business FlexibleFinancing (ABFF)Aboriginal business access inpublic/private business opportunitiesby establishing linkages withstakeholders (e.g. province, privatesector, Aboriginal organizations) toidentify/connect a greater numberof Aboriginal businesses toopportunities.Pursue PDP(14-15) for gradualtransition to new programmingBuild upon AFI network byimplementing new programmingincluding Aboriginal Developmentlending Assistance(ALDA) andAboriginal Capacity DevelopmentTool to further enhance operationcapacity and sustainability.Conduct research to designand implement CAT to furtherunderstand the factor influencingthe sustainability of the AFInetwork to better support it andenhance Aboriginal businessaccess through the network.Continuation of the ProcurementStrategy for Aboriginal Business(PSAB)Outreach to other governmentdepartments to influence theavailability of Aboriginal procurementopportunitiesDevelop frameworkContinue to work with federal,Aboriginal, provincial/territorial andindustry partners to maximizeAboriginal participation in majoreconomic opportunities.Target procurement research tosupport Aboriginal businessparticipation in public/private
13 What this means to youLEDSP CORE – budget remains the same at $12.2 million for CEDP/RLEMPFormerly CEDP – only a name change, no budget change, no reporting changeRLEMP – name change, no budget change, new reporting requirementFNLM – name change, no budget change, no reporting changeLEDSP TARGETED – total budget of approximately $1.5 million – increased from prior- CSSP – name change, same – based on regional plan, increased budget, now available to communitiesDesignations/ATRs, etc. – now has a program available
14 What this means to youCORP – budget remains the same at approximately $3.5 millionCommunity Strategic Planning was supported through this program before but is now more appropriately funded by LEDSP TargetedBudget remains the same at approximately $3mAEP
15 What this Means to You….There is funding available through AANDC Ontario Region to support the following: