Funding Agreement Model: Other and Project Based 2021-2022

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BETWEEN:

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF CANADA, as represented by [COMMENT]Insert only the Minister(s) in which the source of funding is originating and whose financial system in which the agreement is recorded (For example, if the agreement is in ISC GCIMS, the Minister of ISC must be named in the agreement, even if the initial source of funding comes from CIRNAC). If the agreement includes funding from both departments, all relevant Ministers must be inserted. When the agreement involves OGDs (i.e. multi-departmental), insert the legal name of Minister(s) of other funding department(s).[/COMMENT] the Minister of Indigenous Services and the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and the Minister of Northern Affairs ("Canada").

AND:

[COMMENT]Insert full legal name for the FullLegalName.
Insert non-profit corporation, corporation or society as applicable for the CompanyType.
Insert Canada or the Province or the Territory for IncorporatedJurisdiction.
Insert any name or short form to be chosen by the entity for the Name or insert the "Recipient". If applicable for grammatical purposes, insert the word "the" before the name or short form.[/COMMENT]

[/:FullLegalName], a [/:CompanyType] incorporated or established under the laws of [/:IncorporatedJurisdiction] ("[/:Name]").

Preamble

WHEREAS the parties wish to enter into an agreement for the funding of certain Activities to be delivered by [/:Name].

NOW THEREFORE, the parties agree as follows:

1. Duration

1.1 This Agreement will be in effect from [/:AgreementEffectiveDate] (the "effective date") and will expire on [/:AgreementExpirationDate] (the "expiry date"), unless terminated earlier or shortened or extended by amendment.

2. Objective

2.1 The purpose of this Agreement is for Canada to provide the Funding to [/:Name] for the delivery of the Activities.

3. Responsibility

3.1 Each party shall carry out its respective rights and obligations in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and applicable laws.

4. Relationship

4.1 Nothing in this Agreement creates or is to be construed as creating a joint venture, legal partnership, service contract or principal and agent relationship between the parties, and [/:Name] shall not represent itself to any third party as acting on behalf of Canada, as being a joint-venturer, legal partner, a service procurer, service contractor, principal, agent or delegate of Canada.

5. Funding

5.1 Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Canada shall transfer the Funding to [/:Name] in accordance with the schedule of periodic payments set out in Schedule 3.

5.2 The parties acknowledge that, if this is a multi-year agreement, not all Funding for the full term of this Agreement may be set out in Schedule 3 at any given time. Funding for subsequent Fiscal Years may be determined or adjusted annually in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. Amendments to Schedule 3 for this purpose will be made by way of a Notice of Budget Adjustment (NOBA) or other amendment process.

6. Formula-based or Factor-based Funding Adjustments

6.1 Where the amount of any Funding will change in accordance with a predetermined adjustment factor or formula set out in Schedule 4 or Schedule 6, Canada shall, by NOBA, amend Schedule 3 accordingly.

7. Notice of Budget Adjustment (NOBA)

7.1 Canada may, by NOBA, amend Schedule 3 in order to adjust the Funding and/or periodic advance payments for one or more Fiscal Years.

7.2 A NOBA will be signed by Canada, set out the details of the Funding changes and contain an amended Schedule 3 for this Agreement.

7.3 A NOBA may not:

  1. reduce overall Funding except according to an adjustment factor or formula set out in Schedule 4 or Schedule 6; or
  2. modify the terms and conditions of this Agreement, except as provided for in subsection 7.1.

[COMMENT]Include the following section when more than one Federal Department contributes any of the Funding under this Agreement. Otherwise select the following "Intentionally Omitted" section.[/COMMENT]

8. Multiple Departments

8.1 Canada's rights and obligations under this Agreement may be carried out by any Federal Department.

8. Intentionally Omitted

9. Funding Subject to Appropriations and Departmental Funding Authorities

9.1 The payment of any Funding is subject to there being an appropriation for the Fiscal Year in which the payment is to be made. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, Canada may reduce or cancel the Funding in the event that departmental funding levels of any Federal Department are changed by Parliament during the term of this Agreement.

9.2 In the event that any funding authority of any Federal Department for which the Funding is provided is modified or cancelled by the Treasury Board of Canada or by that Federal Department, Canada may adjust or cancel the Funding accordingly.

9.3 Where Set Funding, Fixed Funding or Flexible Funding is to be reduced or cancelled under subsection 9.2, Canada shall provide at least 60 days prior notice to [/:Name]. This notice will specify the Activities, the Fiscal Year(s) and amounts in respect of which any such Funding will be reduced or cancelled.

9.4 Where any Block Funding is to be reduced or cancelled under subsection 9.2 Canada shall provide at least 1 year's prior notice to [/:Name].

10. Adjustment of Cash Flow

10.1 [/:Name] may request adjustment of any periodic payment set out in Schedule 3 for an Activity where it differs from its anticipated expenditures for the corresponding period. In this case, [/:Name] shall propose adjustments to that Schedule accordingly. Canada shall notify [/:Name] of acceptance or rejection of the proposed adjustments within 30 days of [/:Name]'s notification. Where Canada accepts the proposed adjustments, Canada shall issue a notice of acceptance or a NOBA containing the revised Schedule 3.

10.2 The total annual funding amount for an Activity set out in Schedule 3 may not be changed under subsection 10.1.

11. Eligible Expenses — General

11.1 In addition to the requirements of section 21, Schedule 2 and Schedule 6, [/:Name] may only expend the Funding where the expense is: (i) directly related to the carrying out of [/:Name]'s responsibilities under this Agreement; and (ii) [/:Name] follows generally accepted business practices in negotiating the price and other terms and conditions for the expenditure.

12. Reimbursement of Ineligible Expenditures

12.1 For each Activity identified as Set, Fixed and Flexible in Schedule 3, [/:Name] shall repay to Canada any expenditure it makes against annual amounts allocated in that Schedule for that Activity that is not in accordance with the terms and conditions of Schedule 2 or the Delivery Requirements set out in Schedule 4 or Schedule 6 for that Activity, unless Canada agrees otherwise in writing.

12.2 Subject to subsections 5.3 and 5.4 of Schedule 2, [/:Name] shall repay to Canada any expenditure it makes in a Fiscal Year against the total of annual amounts for Activities funded by Block Funding where that expenditure is not in accordance with the Delivery Requirements for at least one of those Activities.

12.3 If Cost-Sharing applies to any Activity according to the Delivery Requirements, [/:Name] shall instead repay to Canada an amount, proportional to Canada's funding share, of any expenditure against the annual amounts from all required sources allocated for that Activity that is not in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Schedule or the Delivery Requirements.

13. Deficits

13.1 [/:Name] shall be responsible for any expenditure it makes in excess of the Funding.

14. Reports and Records

[COMMENT]If another Federal Department will be the one receiving reports, change ISC to that Department. Also make the same change in 14.7 to align so that the Department receiving reports may deliver a copy to the others.[/COMMENT]

14.1 Each Fiscal Year, [/:Name] shall prepare and submit to ISC all reports listed in Schedule 5 for each Fiscal Year in accordance with the requirements for each report set out in the Reporting Guide for that Fiscal Year.

14.2 If this Agreement covers more than one Fiscal Year, Canada may, on or before the start of each Fiscal Year, issue a new Schedule 5 for that Fiscal Year.

14.3 Canada shall publish the Reporting Guide no later than 90 days before the start of each Fiscal Year. Canada may amend the Reporting Guide during a Fiscal Year for the same Fiscal Year only if the amendment arises from a Treasury Board requirement. Canada shall promptly notify [/:Name] of any such amendment.

14.4 Canada may, by notice to [/:Name], extend the deadline for the receipt of any reports if [/:Name] provides notice before the applicable due dates of circumstances beyond [/:Name]'s control preventing [/:Name] from meeting the deadlines. Such a notice may only change the reporting date and no other reporting requirements, will be signed by Canada and will amend this Agreement in accordance with its terms.

14.5 [/:Name] shall retain all original financial and non-financial accounts and records, in paper or electronic form, that relate to the Activities and use of Funding under this Agreement, including accounts and records that are required to prepare reports under this Agreement, for a period of 7 years following the end of the last Fiscal Year to which the records relate. Such records, whether kept in paper or electronic form, must be organized, complete, legible and accessible.

14.6 If [/:Name] is required to provide Consolidated Audited Financial Statements as indicated in Schedule 5, [/:Name] shall have its yearly financial reports audited by an independent auditor who is recognized in the Province or Territory in which [/:Name] has its administrative offices. [/:Name] shall notify Canada of the appointment of the auditor at least 2 weeks before the end of the Fiscal Year being covered by the audited financial reports.

14.7 ISC may deliver a copy of [/:Name]'s financial reporting required under the Reporting Guide, including, where required under this Agreement, its Consolidated Audited Financial Statements, to any Federal Department. ISC shall not provide a copy of such statements or reports to any third party or other part of the federal government, except where agreed to in writing by [/:Name] or where authorized or permitted by law.

[COMMENT]The following subsection is to be included when the party receiving funding is a First Nation Political Organization.[/COMMENT]

14.8 [/:Name] shall make its financial reports with respect to this Agreement, including its Consolidated Audited Financial Statements, available to the [/:CitizenOrMember]s of its member First Nations.

15. Where Reporting or Disclosure Requirements are not met

15.1 Without limiting remedies available to Canada under this Agreement, Canada may withhold funds from [/:Name] when [/:Name] has not submitted, by the due date, any financial or other report required by this Agreement or by a predecessor funding agreement between [/:Name] and a Federal Department.

15.2 Canada shall pay the withheld funds to [/:Name] within 45 days of the required reports being submitted by [/:Name] and accepted by Canada, subject to section 25.3.

15.3 Without limiting remedies available to Canada under this Agreement, if [/:Name] defaults in its obligation under this Agreement or any predecessor to provide Canada with its Consolidated Audited Financial Statements, together with all schedules and reports required under the Reporting Guide, Canada may:

  1. require that an independent auditor who is a member in good standing of a corporation, institute or association of accountants incorporated under an Act of the legislature of the Province or Territory in which [/:Name] has its administrative offices be engaged immediately by [/:Name] at [/:Name]'s cost and that the Consolidated Audited Financial Statements, together with all schedules and reports required under the Reporting Guide, be delivered within a reasonable time as Canada may determine; or
  2. appoint an independent auditor who is a member in good standing of a corporation, institute or association of accountants incorporated under an Act of the legislature of the Province or Territory in which [/:Name] has its administrative offices and in which case:
    1. [/:Name] shall provide the auditor appointed by Canada with full access to its financial records and provide such other information as the auditor may require to perform the audit; and
    2. [/:Name] shall reimburse Canada for all costs incurred in having the audit conducted.

[COMMENT]Choose one of the two options for Contracting-Out and Delegation[/COMMENT]

16. Contracting-Out and Delegation

[COMMENT]Choose the following text for 16.1 and 16.2. if the recipient is authorized to contract-out or delegate any functions or obligations under the funding agreement[/COMMENT]

16.1 Subject to the other provisions of this section, [/:Name] may contract-out or delegate any of its functions or obligations under this Agreement to an Agency. [/:Name] shall remain responsible to Canada for the performance of all such contracted or delegated matters.

16.2 If [/:Name] wishes to contract-out or delegate any of its functions or obligations under this Agreement to an Agency, it shall: (i) enter into an agreement with the Agency for that purpose; (ii) ensure that the Agency complies with all requirements of this Agreement on its behalf; and (iii) make the agreement available to Canada upon request.

[COMMENT]Choose the following text for 16.1 and 16.2. if the recipient is not authorized to contract-out or delegate any functions or obligations under the funding agreement[/COMMENT]

16.1 [/:Name] may not contract-out or delegate any of its functions or obligations under this Agreement to an Agency.

16.2 Intentionally Omitted

[COMMENT]Choose one of the following for section 17[/COMMENT]

[COMMENT]If the recipient may not further distribute the funding to Sub-Recipients insert the following[/COMMENT]

17. Intentionally Omitted

[COMMENT]The following subsections are to be included where the Recipient may further distribute funding under this Agreement to Sub-Recipients[/COMMENT]

17. Distributed Payments to Sub-Recipients

17.1 In this section,

"AMF" means [/:Name]'s accountability and management framework described in section 17.3.

"Sub-Recipient" means any entity other than [/:Name] to which [/:Name] further distributes Funding to enable that entity to deliver Sub-Recipient Activities.

"Sub-Recipient Activity" means any program, service, activity, initiative or project delivered by a Sub-Recipient that: (i) is consistent with a Delivery Requirement in respect of which any amount of the Funding is further distributed by [/:Name] under this section; and (ii) is undertaken by a Sub-Recipient in accordance with a Sub-Recipient Agreement.

"Sub-Recipient Agreement" means an agreement entered into between [/:Name] and a Sub-Recipient in accordance with section 17.4.

17.2 [/:Name] may further distribute Funding to one or more Sub-Recipients to undertake Sub-Recipient Activities in accordance with: (i) this section; and (ii) its AMF.

17.3 Accountability and Management Framework: If [/:Name] provides funding to Sub-Recipients under this section, it shall prepare and implement an AMF that is shared with, and acceptable to, Canada. The AMF must set out:

  1. a description of the distributed payments system to be used by [/:Name] with Sub-Recipients that is consistent with section 17.4;
  2. a description of the Sub-Recipient Activities;
  3. a description of the eligible class or classes of Sub-Recipients;
  4. a clear, transparent, and open decision-making process regarding the selection of Sub-Recipients, and a redress system for complaints regarding decisions of [/:Name] relating to Sub-Recipients or other entities that applied for funding from [/:Name];
  5. a statement of: (i) the amount of the Funding that will be distributed to Sub-Recipients; and (ii) the amount of administrative expenses [/:Name] expects to incur that is consistent with any administrative expense provisions in the Delivery Requirements for the Activities in question; and
  6. performance expectations related to [/:Name]'s distributed payments system.

17.4 Agreements with Sub-Recipients: If [/:Name] provides funding to Sub-Recipients under this section, it shall use written agreements between it and each Sub-Recipient that must contain, at a minimum, terms setting out:

  1. identification of the Sub-Recipient (proper legal name and address);
  2. the effective date and duration of the agreement;
  3. a description of the Sub-Recipient Activities to be undertaken by the Sub-Recipient;
  4. the amount of funding to be provided by [/:Name] to the Sub-Recipient and a funding schedule;
  5. eligible expenses for which the funding may be used;
  6. that the Sub-Recipient is responsible for the Sub-Recipient Activities, and that the Sub-Recipient acts on its own behalf and not on behalf of, or as an agent, contractor, or delegate of [/:Name];
  7. the financial and non-financial conditions on the funding;
  8. a requirement for the Sub-Recipient to repay to [/:Name] any amount of funding that is provided to the Sub-Recipient that is: (i) not accounted for by the Sub-Recipient; (ii) not used in accordance with the Sub-Recipient Agreement; or (iii) an overpayment or any other amount that is repayable to [/:Name] under the Sub-Recipient Agreement;
  9. the reporting and any evaluation obligations of the Sub-Recipient to [/:Name] in respect of its Sub-Recipient Activities and the use of the funding provided. Reporting obligations must provide [/:Name] with reports in a manner and at intervals that allow [/:Name] to comply with its reporting and record-keeping obligations under this Agreement;
  10. the audit and enforcement rights of [/:Name] sufficient to ensure accountability for the distributed funding. Enforcement rights of [/:Name] must include all steps that can be taken by [/:Name] to address a Sub-Recipient default, including discussions, dispute resolution processes, remediation plans, withholding of funds by [/:Name], and termination or enforcement of the Sub-Recipient Agreements;
  11. a right for [/:Name] to provide copies of: (i) the Sub-Recipient Agreement; and (ii) any review, evaluation or audit reports under that agreement, to Canada; and
  12. Canada's role in providing the Funding that is used for the distributed payments to Sub-Recipients, and that the Sub-Recipient is not a funding recipient, contractor or agent, or partner of Canada.

17.5 Monitoring and Audit of Sub-Recipient Agreement: [/:Name] shall exercise due diligence in the administration of its Sub-Recipient Agreements. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in exercising due diligence, [/:Name] shall:

  1. furnish the Sub-Recipient with such advice and support as the Recipient deems appropriate to assist Sub-Recipients to better realize the objectives of the Sub-Recipient Agreements.
  2. undertake periodic audits or inspections of financial records, as appropriate, to verify that costs claimed under Sub-Recipient Agreements were incurred in accordance with those agreements;
  3. where there is a breach of a Sub-Recipient Agreement by a Sub-Recipient, take appropriate steps and, if necessary, enforcement measures; and
  4. make all reasonable efforts to recover any amount of the distributed funding that is repayable by a Sub-Recipient.

17.6 Reporting to Canada: When [/:Name] provides funding to Sub-Recipients under this section it shall provide Canada upon request with:

  1. a copy of its AMF and any evaluations and performance reports relating to its distributed payments system; and
  2. copies of all Sub-Recipient Agreements, and any evaluation or audit reports relating to such agreements.

18. Environmental Obligations

18.1 [/:Name] and Canada shall cooperate to ensure that, with respect to any Activity to be undertaken by [/:Name] with any of the Funding, all applicable requirements of the Impact Assessment Act and any other applicable environmental laws will be followed.

19. Indemnification

19.1 [/:Name] shall indemnify and save harmless the Crown, her Ministers, officers, employees, agents, successors and assigns from and against all claims, liabilities, and demands arising directly or indirectly from any acts or omissions of [/:Name] or of any of its employees or agents in respect of, or resulting from: (i) [/:Name]'s performance or non-performance of its obligations under this Agreement; or (ii) [/:Name] entering into any loan, capital lease or other long term obligation.

20. Insurance

20.1 [/:Name] shall be responsible for determining whether to purchase insurance coverage for its protection and to cover its obligations under this Agreement.

[COMMENT]Substitute 20.1 below when insurance is a Program requirement[/COMMENT]

20.1 [/:Name] shall maintain at least the minimum insurance coverage described in Schedule 4 and Schedule 6.

21. Loans

[COMMENT]The following subsection is to be included when the party receiving funding is NOT permitted to make loans[/COMMENT]

21.1 [/:Name] shall not make loans from the Funding unless permitted to do so in a Schedule.

[COMMENT]The following subsection is to be included when the party receiving funding is NOT a First Nation Political Organization and is permitted to make loans from the Funding[/COMMENT]

21.1 Where the Delivery Requirements for an Activity permit the making of loans, [/:Name] may make loans from the Funding for that Activity provided that:

  1. the loans are directly related to the specific Activity and will not be made for personal use;
  2. [/:Name]'s loan policy is in writing and available to Canada upon request; and
  3. all loans are evidenced by an agreement in writing between [/:Name] and each borrower.

[COMMENT]The following subsection is to be included when the party receiving funding is a First Nation Political Organization and is permitted to make loans from the Funding[/COMMENT]

21.1 Where the Delivery Requirements for an Activity permit the making of loans, [/:Name] may make loans from the Funding for that Activity provided that:

  1. the loans are directly related to the specific Activity and will not be made for personal use;
  2. [/:Name]'s loan policy is in writing and available to Canada and to [/:CitizenOrMember]s of its member First Nations upon request; and
  3. all loans are evidenced by an agreement in writing between [/:Name] and each borrower.

22. Stacking of Assistance

22.1 [/:Name] shall provide notice to Canada, prior to the end of each Fiscal Year, if [/:Name] receives funding assistance from the Crown (other than as contained in this Agreement) or from any provincial, territorial or municipal government that may be used for any of the Activities. In such case, Canada may require [/:Name] to repay any amount of the Funding that Canada considers a duplication of the funding from the other sources.

23. Default

23.1 [/:Name] will be in default of this Agreement in the event:

  1. [/:Name] defaults on any of its obligations set out in this Agreement or any other agreement through which a Federal Department provides funding to [/:Name];
  2. the auditor of [/:Name] gives a disclaimer of opinion or adverse opinion on the Consolidated Audited Financial Statements of [/:Name] in the course of conducting any audit under this Agreement or any previous agreement under which a Federal Department provides funding to [/:Name];
  3. Canada, having regard to [/:Name] financial statements and any other financial information relating to [/:Name] reviewed by Canada, determines the financial position of [/:Name] is such that the delivery of any Activity is at risk; or
  4. [/:Name] becomes bankrupt or insolvent, goes into receivership, takes the benefit of any statute from time to time being in force relating to bankrupt or insolvent debtors, ceases operations, or ceases to be a corporation in good standing under the laws of Canada or of a Province or Territory of Canada, as applicable.

24. Remedies on Default

24.1 Without limiting any remedy or other action Canada may take under this Agreement, in the event [/:Name] is in default under this Agreement, the parties will communicate or meet to review the situation.

24.2 In the event [/:Name] is in default under this Agreement, Canada may take one or more of the following actions:

  1. require [/:Name] to develop and implement a Management Action Plan within 60 days, or at such other time as the parties may agree upon and set out in writing;
  2. require [/:Name] to seek advisory support acceptable to Canada;
  3. withhold any Funding otherwise payable under this Agreement;
  4. require [/:Name] to take any other reasonable action necessary to remedy the default;
  5. take such other reasonable action as Canada deems necessary, including any remedies which may be set out in any Schedule; or
  6. terminate this Agreement.

25. Repayment

25.1 [/:Name] shall, at such times as this Agreement specifies and otherwise upon written demand, repay to Canada any amount of the Funding which:

  1. has not been accounted for by [/:Name] in accordance with this Agreement;
  2. is spent by [/:Name] for purposes other than those authorized under this Agreement;
  3. Canada determines to be a recoverable stacking amount under section 22; or
  4. is an overpayment or any other amount that is repayable by [/:Name] under this Agreement.

Such amounts are debts due to the Crown.

25.2 Interest will be charged on any debts in accordance with the Interest and Administrative Charges Regulations and also constitutes a debt due to the Crown.

25.3 Without limiting the scope of set-off or compensation rights available to the Crown at common law, under the Civil Code of Québec, under the Financial Administration Act or otherwise, Canada may set- off or seek compensation against the Funding for:

  1. any amount that is a debt due to the Crown pursuant to subsection 25.1 and 25.2; and
  2. any amount that [/:Name] owes to the Crown under legislation or any other agreement of any kind.

26. Non-Monetary Contributions

26.1 Canada may provide a contribution of goods or services to [/:Name] to support [/:Name]'s delivery of any Activities.

26.2 With the written consent of [/:Name], a non-monetary contribution with a value of up to $5,000 may be made by way of Canada:

  1. delivering the goods and/or services to [/:Name]; and
  2. issuing a notice of non-monetary contribution ("NONMC") to [/:Name] for the delivery of the contributed goods or services pursuant to this section.

26.3 A NONMC will be signed by Canada and will:

  1. list each of the goods and/or services to be contributed;
  2. set out the location where each of the goods and/or services will be delivered and the expected date or time period for such delivery;
  3. indicate the value of the non-monetary contribution based on Canada's actual costs for the purchase and delivery of the contributed goods and/or services, or the fair market value of the foregoing (whichever is less); and
  4. be issued prior to or upon delivery of the goods and/or services and include conditions for the contribution, including any reporting conditions.

26.4 Any non-monetary contribution with a value in excess of $5,000 may be made by way of Canada and [/:Name] entering into a non-monetary contribution agreement.

26.5 Where Canada contributes goods and/or services under this section, [/:Name] shall:

  1. use the goods or services solely for the purposes of delivering Activities as specified in the NONMC or as otherwise agreed between the parties in writing;
  2. comply with the conditions set out in the NONMC; and
  3. account for the non-monetary contribution in either its Consolidated Audited Financial Statements if Consolidated Audited Financial Statements are required under this Agreement, or in its other financial reports as identified in Schedule 5.

27. Audit

27.1 Canada may audit or cause to have audited the accounts and records of [/:Name] and any Agency at any time during the term of this Agreement or within 7 years of the termination or expiry of this Agreement, in order to:

  1. assess or review [/:Name]'s compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement;
  2. review [/:Name]'s program management and financial control practices in relation to this Agreement; or
  3. confirm the integrity of any data which has been reported by [/:Name] pursuant to this Agreement.

27.2 The scope, coverage and timing of any audit will be determined by Canada and may be carried out by one or more auditors employed or contracted by Canada.

27.3 Canada shall notify [/:Name] at least 2 weeks in advance of an audit under this section.

27.4 In the event of an audit under this section, [/:Name] shall, upon request:

  1. provide the auditors with all accounts and records of [/:Name] relating to this Agreement and to the Contribution Funding, including all original supporting documentation (whether in paper or electronic form);
  2. allow those auditors to inspect such accounts and records and, except where prohibited by law, to take copies and extracts of such accounts and records;
  3. provide to those auditors such additional information as they may require with reference to such accounts and records;
  4. provide all necessary assistance to those auditors, including providing them with access to [/:Name]'s premises;
  5. direct any entity that has provided accounting or record-keeping services to [/:Name] to provide copies of those accounts and records to the auditors; and
  6. give consent to [/:Name]'s auditors to allow access by Canada's auditors to working papers of [/:Name]'s auditors that support the opinion or disclaimer of opinion on Consolidated Audited Financial Statements where Consolidated Audited Financial Statements are required under this Agreement.

27.5 If at any time during the term of this Agreement, Canada is of the opinion that there may have been a default, the 2 week notice period will not apply and [/:Name] shall, on request, provide Canada with immediate access to its accounts, records and supporting documentation (whether in paper or electronic form) relating to the Contribution Funding, or those of any Agency.

27.6 The accounts and records Canada may audit or cause to have audited under this section include records maintained under any previous funding agreement through which the Crown has provided funding to [/:Name] that, in the opinion of any auditor employed or contracted by Canada, may be relevant to the audit.

27.7 An audit under this section does not limit:

  1. Canada's right to conduct an evaluation of this Agreement under section 28 of this Agreement;
  2. [/:Name]'s obligation to provide to Canada the financial reports identified in Schedule 5; or
  3. Canada's right to appoint an independent auditor or to require [/:Name] to appoint an independent auditor under subsection 15.3 where Consolidated Audited Financial Statements have not been provided to Canada by [/:Name].

28. Evaluation

28.1 Canada may at any time during the term of this Agreement or within 7 years of its expiry or termination, carry out one or more evaluations of the effectiveness of this Agreement.

28.2 [/:Name] shall cooperate in the conduct of any such evaluation and provide Canada or its representatives such information as they require, including any records that are required to be retained under subsection 14.5.

29. Dispute Resolution

29.1 Canada and [/:Name] shall attempt to negotiate a resolution to any disputes arising between them regarding the interpretation of a provision of this Agreement or the obligation of a party under this Agreement in a timely manner.

29.2 Canada and [/:Name] may agree to non-binding mediation to resolve any dispute. In such case, each party shall bear its own costs and bear equally the costs of any independent third party appointed to assist the parties to try to resolve the dispute.

30. Termination

30.1 Either party may terminate this Agreement by providing notice to the other party stipulating the reason for termination, provided that before any such termination can become effective:

  1. the parties exhaust the dispute resolution process if relevant to the termination; and
  2. the parties agree on a time frame to terminate the Agreement.

30.2 In the event of the termination of this Agreement:

  1. [/:Name] shall provide Canada with all reporting for all Funding as required by the Reporting Guide, or such parts of that financial reporting as specified by Canada, within 120 days of the date of termination;
  2. subject to rights of set-off, Canada shall pay to [/:Name] any Funding owed to [/:Name] up to the termination date of this Agreement unless [/:Name] and Canada agree otherwise in writing;
  3. without limiting any other obligation under this Agreement to repay amounts to Canada, [/:Name] shall repay to Canada any unexpended Funding up to the termination date of this Agreement, and within 120 days thereof, unless [/:Name] and Canada agree otherwise in writing; and
  4. [/:Name] shall fulfill any other obligation relating to termination as set out in any Schedule.

31. This Agreement

31.1 This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes all discussions, negotiations and commitments in relation to the subject matter of this Agreement which may have preceded the signing of this Agreement. For greater certainty, this clause does not supersede or affect any obligations of the parties in relation to other subject matter, including obligations arising under prior or other funding agreements between the parties.

31.2 The following Schedules are attached to and form part of this Agreement:

  • Schedule 1 — Definitions
  • Schedule 2 — Contribution Funding (Set, Fixed, Flexible, Block) and Grant Funding
  • Schedule 3 — Funding and Schedule of Payments
  • Schedule 4 — Delivery Requirements and Funding Adjustment Factors
  • Schedule 5 — Reporting and Due Dates

[COMMENT]Include if Projects are included in the Agreement[/COMMENT]

  • Schedule 6 — Projects

[COMMENT]If Projects are NOT included in the Agreement, select Schedule 6 — Intentionally Omitted[/COMMENT]

  • Schedule 6 — Intentionally Omitted

[COMMENT]If MAP is applicable, include in the Agreement[/COMMENT]

  • Schedule 7 — Management Action Plan

[COMMENT]If MAP is NOT applicable, include in the Agreement the Schedule 7 — Intentionally Omitted[/COMMENT]

  • Schedule 7 — Intentionally Omitted

[COMMENT]Optional bullet: If additional federal departments (after ISC and CIRNAC) are participating include the following bullet[/COMMENT]

  • Schedule 8 — Additional Federal Departments — Funding Terms and Conditions

31.3 Descriptive headings in this Agreement are inserted solely for convenience of reference, do not form part of this Agreement, and are not to be used as an aid in the interpretation of this Agreement.

31.4 If the phrase "Intentionally Omitted" appears in this Agreement opposite a section number, it either means that the section, which is normally contained in other template forms of this Agreement, is not applicable to this Agreement or has been omitted by agreement. The enumeration of such a section is left intact in order to avoid re-numbering this Agreement.

31.5 All rights and obligations of the parties which expressly, or by their nature, survive termination or expiry of this Agreement will survive unless and until they are fulfilled, or by their nature expire. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the following sections or subsections contain rights and obligations of the parties that may or will remain in effect after the termination or expiry of this Agreement:

  1. Main body of this Agreement: 11 (Eligible Expenses — General); 12 (Reimbursement of Ineligible Expenditures); 14 (Reports and Records); 15 (Where Reporting or Disclosure Requirements are not met); 16 (Contracting-out and Delegation); 17 (Distributed Payments to Sub-Recipients); 19 (Indemnification); 23 (Default); 24 (Remedies on Default); 25 (Repayment); 27 (Audit); 28 (Evaluation); 29 (Dispute Resolution); 30.2 (Termination — consequential terms); 40 (Intellectual Property); and
  2. Schedule 2 Contribution and Grant Funding: any sections or subsections that concern spending or repayment of any Funding that could apply following expiry or termination of this Agreement.

31.6 All references throughout this Agreement to legislation and particular government publications are deemed to refer to the legislation and government publication in force or issued at the effective date of this Agreement, and include any subsequent amendments or replacements thereof.

31.7 This Agreement will be interpreted in accordance with the laws of Canada and the applicable laws of [/:ProvinceTerritory].

32. Amendments

32.1 All amendments to this Agreement are to be made in writing and signed by both parties, except in the following cases where Canada shall sign the notices alone: (i) a NOBA; (ii) a notice of acceptance for periodic payment changes under subsection 10.1; (iii) a notice of issuing a new Schedule 5 to update reporting requirements for a Fiscal Year under section 14.3; or (iv) a notice to extend a reporting deadline under subsection 14.4.

33. Waiver

33.1 No provision of this Agreement and no event of default by [/:Name] or Canada of any provision of this Agreement will be deemed to have been waived unless the waiver is in writing and signed by the party waiving.

33.2 The waiver by a party of a default by the other party or of any provision of this Agreement will not be deemed to be a waiver of any subsequent default by the other party or of the same or any other provision of this Agreement.

34. Assignment

34.1 [/:Name] may contract-out or delegate any of its functions or obligations under this Agreement in accordance with section 16, but shall not assign any of its rights or obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of Canada.

[COMMENT]Choose the following text for 34.1 if the recipient is not authorized to contract-out or delegate any functions or obligations under section 16 of the funding agreement[/COMMENT]

34.1 [/:Name] shall not assign any of its rights or obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of Canada.

34.2 This Agreement is binding upon the parties and their respective administrators, successors, and assigns.

35. Lobbyists

35.1 [/:Name] represents and warrants that it and any person lobbying on its behalf to obtain Funding has been, is, and will continue to remain in compliance with the Lobbying Act.

35.2 [/:Name] represents and warrants that it has not and will not make any payment to any individual or entity that is in whole or in part contingent upon the solicitation of the Funding or the negotiating/signing of this Agreement or any amendment hereto.

36. Warranty of Authority

36.1 The parties confirm that they each have the authority and the capacity necessary to enter into this Agreement and that their representatives have the authority to enter into this Agreement on their behalf.

36.2 [/:Name] further represents and warrants that it has the corporate power and authority to execute, deliver and perform its obligations under this Agreement and that it is duly incorporated and in good standing under the laws of Canada or of a Province or a Territory of Canada, and will remain in good standing at all times during the term of this Agreement.

37. Communications Related to Funding

37.1 Each party reserves the right to communicate to the public about this Agreement and the funded Activities by way of, but not limited to, announcements, interviews, speeches, press releases, publications, signage, websites, advertising and promotional materials. The timing of these communications will be at the discretion of the party giving the communication. However, the party giving the communication will notify the other party in advance of any significant public event or news release in order to provide to the other party an opportunity to participate in a joint announcement or in the development of joint communications materials.

38. Conflict of Interest Regarding Federal Officials

38.1 [/:Name] declares and shall ensure that:

  1. no member of the House of Commons or the Senate of Canada will be admitted to any share or part of this Agreement or to any benefit arising from it; and
  2. no individual to whom the Conflict of Interest Act, the Conflict of Interest and Post-employment Code for Public Office Holders, the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector, the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Service, the Policy on Conflict of Interest and Post-Employment, or the values and ethics code of any Federal Department apply will derive any direct benefit from this Agreement unless that individual is in compliance with the Act and all of the applicable codes and policies noted above.

39. Public Disclosure

39.1 Without limiting any right, obligation or capacity of Canada to disclose information, Canada may publicly disclose the name and address of [/:Name], the amount of Funding, the nature of the Activities for which Funding is provided, and any information relating to the Funding that the Reporting Guide states that Canada may publicly disclose.

40. Intellectual Property

40.1 All intellectual property that arises out of or under this Agreement will be owned by [/:Name] or a third party as may be set out in an agreement between [/:Name] and such third party.

40.2 [/:Name] hereby grants to Canada a non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully-paid, perpetual, worldwide, and irrevocable licence to exercise all intellectual property rights for any Crown purpose with respect to all:

  1. activity, financial and evaluation reports and records and other records or communications related to the administration of this Agreement that are delivered by [/:Name] to Canada under this Agreement; and
  2. intellectual property created or developed by or for [/:Name] in the course of implementing, providing or promoting the Activities, and in which copyright subsists.

40.3 [/:Name] shall also fulfill any requirements relating to intellectual property set out in the Schedules and shall secure all necessary rights to give effect to the licences granted under this Agreement.

41. Notices

41.1 Notices, requests, reports and documents referred to or required by this Agreement must be in writing and, unless notice to the contrary is given by the receiving party, shall be addressed to the receiving party at the following addresses:

  1. Canada at:
    [Insert Address]
  2. [/:Name] at:
    [Insert Address]

41.2 Notices, requests, reports and documents may be sent by any method of delivery or telecommunication and will be deemed to have been received: (i) by registered mail when the postal receipt is acknowledged by the receiving party; (ii) by facsimile or electronic mail when transmitted and receipt is confirmed; and (iii) by personal delivery, messenger or courier when delivered.

42. Execution

42.1 This Agreement is signed on behalf of [/:Name] and on behalf of Canada by their duly authorized representatives.

42.2 This Agreement may be signed in identical counterparts, each of which constitutes an original, and such counterparts taken together will constitute one agreement. The signatures of the parties need not appear on the same counterpart, and executed counterparts may be delivered by facsimile or in electronically scanned form by electronic mail.

[COMMENT]The following clause to be added where relevant. However, it is mandatory to use this clause where [/:Name] is delivering Activities in an area where there may be an impact on members of either official language group.[/COMMENT]

43. Official Languages

43.1 [/:Name] shall, when requested by Canada and in a manner both parties agree to that is consistent with applicable laws, provide any or all of the following in relation to the Activities under this Agreement in both of Canada's official languages (English and French): (i) information; (ii) signage; (iii) oral and written communications; (iv) services; and (v) opportunities for official language minorities to participate in functions related to the Activities.

[COMMENT]All Ministers showing in the header, should be repeated in the signature block. Insert only the Minister(s) in which the source of funding is originating and whose financial system in which the agreement is recorded (For example, if the agreement is in ISC GCIMS, the Minister of ISC must be named in the agreement, even if the initial source of funding comes from CIRNAC). If the agreement includes funding from both departments, the Minister of Indigenous Services representative must sign ISC's signature block(s) (Non-FNIHB or FNIHB), while the representative(s) of the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and/or the Minister of Northern Affairs must sign CIRNAC's signature block(s). If the same person have the authority to sign for both departments, the signature blocks can be combined to have only one signature block for both departments referencing all Ministers included in the agreement. When the agreement involves OGDs (i.e. multi-departmental), insert the legal name of Minister(s) of other funding department(s).[/COMMENT]

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF CANADA

as represented by the Minister of Indigenous Services

by:_____________________________________
Name:_________________________________
Title:___________________________________
[COMMENT]non-FNIHB[/COMMENT]
Department of Indigenous Services

Date:__________________________________

by:_____________________________________
Name:_________________________________
Title:___________________________________
First Nations and Inuit Health Branch,
Department of Indigenous Services

Date:___________________________________

as represented by the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

by:_____________________________________
Name:_________________________________
Title:___________________________________
[COMMENT]for the Sectors of the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations[/COMMENT]
Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs

Date:__________________________________

as represented by the Minister of Northern Affairs

by:_____________________________________
Name:_________________________________
Title:___________________________________
[COMMENT]for the Sectors of the Minister of Northern Affairs[/COMMENT]
Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs

Date:__________________________________

as represented by the [Other Government Department]

by:____________________________________
Name:________________________________
Title:__________________________________
[COMMENT]For the other government department that is contributing to the funding agreement[/COMMENT]
[Insert Full Legal Name of the Other Government Department contributing funding]

Date:__________________________________

[/:FullLegalName]

[COMMENT]Note: if the party is an incorporated entity, insert after each signature: I have the authority to bind the corporation[/COMMENT]

by:_____________________________________
Name:_________________________________
Title:___________________________________
[Insert Full Legal Name of the party Receiving Funding]

Date:__________________________________

by:_____________________________________
Name:_________________________________
Title:___________________________________
[Insert Full Legal Name of the party Receiving Funding]

Date:__________________________________

by:_____________________________________
Name:_________________________________
Title:___________________________________
[Insert Full Legal Name of the party Receiving Funding]

Date:__________________________________

by:_____________________________________
Name:_________________________________
Title:___________________________________
[Insert Full Legal Name of the party Receiving Funding]

Date:__________________________________

by:_____________________________________
Name:_________________________________
Title:___________________________________
[Insert Full Legal Name of the party Receiving Funding]

Date:__________________________________

by:_____________________________________
Name:_________________________________
Title:___________________________________
[Insert Full Legal Name of the party Receiving Funding]

Date:__________________________________

by:_____________________________________
Name:_________________________________
Title:___________________________________
[Insert Full Legal Name of the party Receiving Funding]

Date:__________________________________

Schedule 1: Definitions

In this Agreement, the following terms have the following meanings. These definitions apply equally to the singular and plural forms of the terms defined:

"Activity" means any program, service, activity, initiative or project listed in Schedule 3 under the heading Program Service Area/Program Inventory/ Budget Activity/Functional Area, including any Project.

"Agency" means any authority, board, committee, or other third party authorized to carry out any functions or Activities under this Agreement on behalf of [/:Name].

"Agreement" means this Funding Agreement and includes all Schedules and any amendments to this Agreement.

"Block Funding" means that portion of the Funding, if any, set out in Schedule 3 under the heading "Block Funding".

[COMMENT]The following "CIRNAC" definition is to be included where the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and/or the Minister of Northern Affairs, is adding funding to this agreement, and is referenced on the title page and in the signing blocks[/COMMENT]
"CIRNAC" means the Department Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs

"Consolidated Audited Financial Statements" means [/:Name]'s annual consolidated financial statements that are prepared and audited in accordance with the Reporting Guide.

"Contribution Funding" means Set Funding, Fixed Funding, Flexible Funding and Block Funding.

"Cost-Sharing" means a requirement set out in Schedule 4 or Schedule 6 for [/:Name] to supplement any Set, Fixed, or Flexible Funding for an Activity with funding from other sources.

"Crown" means Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada.

"days" means calendar days, unless otherwise indicated.

"Delivery Requirements" means the requirements for Contribution Funding set out in Schedule 4 and 6.

"Federal Department" means a federal department or federal government institution through which the Crown provides any of the Funding.

"Fiscal Year" means any period during the term of this Agreement, commencing on April 1st and ending on March 31st of the year immediately following, and includes part thereof in the event this Agreement commences after April 1st or expires or terminates before March 31st.

"Fixed Funding" means that portion of the Funding, if any, set out in Schedule 3 under the heading "Fixed Funding".

"Flexible Funding" means that portion of the Funding, if any, set out in Schedule 3 under the heading "Flexible Funding".

"Funding" means the amounts payable or paid by Canada to [/:Name] under this Agreement, consisting of all Set Funding, Fixed Funding, Flexible Funding, Block Funding and Grant Funding.

"Grant Funding" means that portion of the Funding, if any, set out in Schedule 3 under the heading "Grant Funding" and that is subject to Canada's pre-established eligibility requirements.

"Health Activities" means the Activities set out in Schedule 3 that are related to health.

"ISC" means the Department of Indigenous Services.

"main body of this Agreement" means that portion of this Agreement that precedes this Schedule.

"Management Action Plan" means a plan, developed by [/:Name] and acceptable to Canada, which reflects measures to be taken by [/:Name] to remedy a default under this Agreement as it applies with Contribution Funding.

"Mandatory Activities" means the following Activities for the purposes of Flexible Funding:

  1. "Communicable Disease Control", "Environmental Public Health", and/or "Treatment Services" as identified in Schedule 3;

and means the following Activities for the purposes of Block Funding;

  1. "Communicable Disease Control", "Environmental Public Health", and/or "Treatment Services" as identified in Schedule 3; and
  2. each Activity found in any table entitled "Block Activity Delivery Requirements" in Schedule 3.

"Notice of Budget Adjustment" or "NOBA" means a notice, issued by Canada, which amends this Agreement to adjust Funding and/or periodic payments in accordance with section 7 of the main body of this Agreement.

"Project" means any project described in Schedule 6.

"Reporting Guide"means the applicable reporting guide for each Fiscal Year issued by Canada prior to the commencement of that Fiscal Year that sets out accounting and reporting requirements for this Agreement.

"Schedule" means any schedule to this Agreement.

"Set Funding" means that portion of the Funding, if any, set out in Schedule 3 under the heading "Set Funding".

Schedule 2: Contribution Funding (Set, Fixed, Flexible, Block) and Grant Funding

1. Application

1.1 All Set, Fixed, Flexible, Block and Grant Funding will be provided subject to and in accordance with: (i) the main body of this Agreement; (ii) this Schedule; and (iii) the applicable terms of the other Schedules.

2. Set Funding

2.1 [/:Name] may only expend Set Funding:

  1. for each of the Activities for which it is allocated in Schedule 3 under the heading Set Funding (or SET) or reallocated in accordance with this section;
  2. in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement for those Activities, including those set out in the Delivery Requirements; and
  3. during the Fiscal Year in which the annual amount of the Set Funding is payable by Canada.

2.2 [/:Name] may, with the written agreement of Canada, reallocate any Set Funding among any Functional Areas within the same Budget Activity set out in Schedule 3 during the same Fiscal Year.

2.3 [/:Name] shall immediately notify Canada in writing during a Fiscal Year if it anticipates having unexpended Set Funding for that Fiscal Year.

2.4 If, at the end of a Fiscal Year and following any reallocation permitted in this section, [/:Name] has not expended all Set Funding as allocated for each Activity for that Fiscal Year, [/:Name] shall repay the unspent amount to Canada. If Cost-Sharing applies to the Activity, [/:Name] shall instead repay to Canada an amount, proportional to Canada's funding share, of the unspent amount from all sources.

2.5 Subject to the funding provisions of this Agreement, Canada shall reimburse to [/:Name] any shortfall in Set Funding for any Activity that is described in the Delivery Requirements as being subject to full reimbursement.

3. Fixed Funding

3.1 [/:Name] may only expend Fixed Funding:

  1. for each of the Activities for which it is allocated in Schedule 3 under the heading Fixed Funding (or FIXED) or reallocated in accordance with this section; and
  2. in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement for those Activities, including those set out in the Delivery Requirements.

3.2 Unless Schedule 4 or Schedule 6 provides otherwise, [/:Name] may reallocate any Fixed Funding for a Budget Activity set out in Schedule 3, among any Functional Areas of that Budget Activity during a Fiscal Year, provided that the Activities corresponding to those Functional Areas are delivered in that Fiscal Year.

3.3 Subject to subsection 3.4, if [/:Name] has not expended all Fixed Funding that is allocated or has been reallocated for an Activity for that Fiscal Year, [/:Name] shall repay the unspent amount to Canada. If Cost-Sharing applies to the Activity, [/:Name] shall instead repay to Canada an amount, proportional to Canada's funding share, of the unspent amount.

3.4 Subject to paragraph 30.2(c) of the main body of this Agreement, [/:Name] may retain and spend any unexpended Fixed Funding from a Fiscal Year in respect of an Activity ("unspent amount") in accordance with this section.

  1. For a Fiscal Year other than the final Fiscal Year, where the Delivery Requirements for the Activity in respect of which there is an unspent amount have not been completed, in the Fiscal Year for which that amount was provided, [/:Name] may retain and spend that amount in the following Fiscal Year if the following conditions are met:
    1. [/:Name] spends the unspent amount on the same Activity or on an Activity that is similar to and has the same purpose as the Activity for which the Fixed Funding was provided;
    2. the unspent amount is used before the earlier of:
      1. the expiry or termination of this Agreement; and
      2. any date that was communicated in writing by Canada to [/:Name], prior to or when the Agreement was signed or amended, beyond which date an unspent amount may not be retained for a time-limited Activity such as a project or initiative;
    3. [/:Name] reports on its expenditure of the unexpended Fixed Funding in accordance with the Reporting Guide; and
    4. Any unspent amount from any Health Activities is not expended on any non-Health Activities and any unspent amount for any non-Health Activities is not expended on any Health Activities.
  2. Where all Delivery Requirements for the Activity in respect of which there is an unspent amount have been completed, in the Fiscal Year for which that amount was provided, [/:Name] may retain and spend that amount in the following Fiscal Year or within 1 year after the expiry of this Agreement if that is the year following the accumulation of the unspent amount, if the following conditions are met:
    1. [/:Name] spends the unspent amount on
      1. an Activity that is similar to and has the same purpose as the Activity for which the Fixed Funding was provided; or
      2. a different Activity in accordance with a plan for expenditure for the unspent amount that is submitted by [/:Name] to Canada within 120 days after the end of that Fiscal Year and that Canada accepts by way of notice to [/:Name];
    2. [/:Name] reports on its expenditure of the unexpended Fixed Funding in accordance with the Reporting Guide; and
    3. Any unspent amount from any Health Activities is not expended on any non-Health Activities and any unspent amount for any non-Health Activities is not expended on any Health Activities.

4. Flexible Funding

4.1 [/:Name] may only expend Flexible Funding:

  1. for each of the Activities for which it is allocated in Schedule 3 under the heading Flexible Funding (or FLEX) or reallocated in accordance with this section; and
  2. in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement for those Activities including those set out in the Delivery Requirements.

4.2 Unless Schedule 4 or Schedule 6 provides otherwise, [/:Name] may reallocate any Flexible Funding as follows, provided that all Mandatory Activities, funded by Flexible Funding, are delivered in that Fiscal Year:

  1. with respect to non-Health Activities, among any other Functional Areas that have Flexible Funding that falls under the same Program Inventory (and within the same Program Service Area) according to Schedule 3, during a Fiscal Year; and
  2. with respect to Health Activities, among any Functional Areas that have Flexible Funding that falls under Program Service Areas with the same 3 letter prefix, irrespective of the Program Inventory, according to Schedule 3, during a Fiscal Year.

4.3 Subject to paragraph 30.2(c) of the main body of this Agreement, if at the end of a Fiscal Year other than the final Fiscal Year, [/:Name] has not expended all Flexible Funding for that Fiscal Year, [/:Name] may retain the unspent amount for expenditure in a subsequent Fiscal Year in accordance with this section:

  1. With respect to non-Health Activities, if the following conditions are met:
    1. [/:Name] expends the unexpended Flexible Funding:
      1. on an Activity that is the same or similar to and has the same purpose as the Activity for which the Flexible Funding was provided; or
      2. in accordance with a plan for expenditure of the unexpended Flexible Funding that is submitted by [/:Name] to Canada within 120 days after the end of that Fiscal Year and that Canada accepts by way of notice to [/:Name];
    2. the unexpended Flexible Funding is used before the earlier of:
      1. the expiry or termination of this Agreement, and
      2. any date that was communicated in writing by Canada to [/:Name], prior to or when the Agreement was signed or amended, beyond which date an unspent amount may not be retained for a time-limited Activity such as a project or initiative;
    3. any unspent amount from any non-Health Activities is not expended on any Health Activities; and
    4. [/:Name] reports on its expenditure of the unexpended Flexible Funding in accordance with the Reporting Guide.
  2. With respect to Health Activities, if the following conditions are met:
    1. [/:Name] expends the unexpended Flexible Funding among any Functional Areas that have Flexible Funding that falls under Program Service Areas with the same 3 letter prefix, irrespective of the Program Inventory;
    2. [/:Name] expends the unexpended Flexible Funding in accordance with a plan for expenditure of the unexpended Flexible Funding that is submitted by [/:Name] to Canada within 120 days after the end of that Fiscal Year and that Canada accepts by way of notice to [/:Name];
    3. the unexpended Flexible Funding is used before the earlier of:
      1. the expiry or termination of this Agreement, and
      2. any date that was communicated in writing by Canada to [/:Name], prior to or when the Agreement was signed or amended, beyond which date an unspent amount may not be retained for a time-limited Activity such as a project or initiative;
    4. any unspent amount from any Health Activities is not expended on any non-Health Activities; and
    5. [/:Name] reports on its expenditure of the unexpended Flexible Funding in accordance with the Reporting Guide.

4.4 Subject to subsection 4.3, following any reallocation permitted in this section, [/:Name] shall repay any unexpended Flexible Funding following the earlier of the expiry or termination of this Agreement, and any date that was communicated in writing by Canada to [/:Name], prior to or when the Agreement was signed or amended, beyond which date an unspent amount may not be retained for a time-limited Activity such as a project or initiative. If Cost-Sharing applies to the Activity, [/:Name] shall instead repay to Canada an amount, proportional to Canada's funding share, of the unspent amount from all required sources.

5. Block Funding

5.1 [/:Name] may only expend any Block Funding:

  1. for the Activities under the heading Block Funding (or BLOCK) in Schedule 3 or in accordance with this section; and
  2. in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement for those Activities including those set out in the Delivery Requirements.

5.2 Subject to subsection 5.4, expenditures in a Fiscal Year for Activities funded by Block Funding will be against the aggregate of all annual amounts allocated in that Fiscal Year for those Activities.

5.3 Subject to subsection 5.4, and provided that Mandatory Activities, funded by Block Funding, are delivered in the relevant Fiscal Year, [/:Name] may expend Block Funding on any Activities funded by Set, Fixed or Flexible Funding during that Fiscal Year if [/:Name] submits a written plan to Canada for such expenditures and Canada accepts the plan by notice to [/:Name].

5.4 Block Funding allocated for any Health Activities may not be expended on any non-Health Activities, nor may any Block Funding allocated for any non-Health Activities be expended on any Health Activities.

5.5 If, at the end of a Fiscal Year, [/:Name] has not expended all Block Funding for that Fiscal Year after: (i) delivering all Mandatory Activities funded by Block Funding; and (ii) making expenditures on any non- Block Activities under subsection 5.3, [/:Name] may, subject to paragraph 30.2(c) of the main body of this Agreement, retain any unexpended Block Funding for use in a subsequent Fiscal Year or after the expiry of this Agreement, provided that [/:Name]:

  1. uses the unexpended Block Funding:
    1. for purposes consistent with the Activities funded by Block Funding; or
    2. in accordance with a written plan submitted by it to Canada within 120 days following the end of the Fiscal Year in question and such plan is accepted by Canada by notice to [/:Name];
  2. an unspent amount from any Health Activities may not be expended on any non-Health Activities, nor may any unspent amount for any non-Health Activities be expended on any Health Activities; and
  3. reports on the use of unexpended Block Funding in accordance with the Reporting Guide issued for the Fiscal Year in which the unexpended Block Funding is used.

6. Limit on Reallocation of Contribution Funding

6.1 Notwithstanding sections 2 to 5 of this Schedule the following limitations apply to the reallocation of the following funding amounts in Schedule 3:

  1. Supplementary Health Benefits (SHB) funding may only be reallocated within the SHB Program Inventory;
  2. Indian Residential Schools (IRS) funding may only be reallocated within the Mental Wellness IRS Budget Activity;
  3. Jordan's Principle funding may only be reallocated within the Jordan's Principle Program Inventory; and
  4. Health Services Integration Fund and Capital Investments funding may not be reallocated

7. Grant Funding

7.1 [/:Name] may only expend the Grant Funding for the Activities for which it is allocated in Schedule 4 under the heading Grant Funding.

7.2 Subject to paragraph 30.2(c) of the main body of this Agreement, [/:Name] may retain any unexpended Grant Funding in a subsequent Fiscal Year and after the expiry of this Agreement.

7.3 If at any time, [/:Name] no longer meets Canada's eligibility requirements for Grant Funding for any Activity, Canada may require [/:Name] to repay to Canada up to the full amount of the Grant Funding paid to [/:Name] for that Activity of the Grant Funding.

Schedule 3: Funding and Schedule of Payments

[Regional Office will insert]

Schedule 4: Delivery Requirements and Funding Adjustment Factors

1. Application

1.1 This Schedule does not apply to Projects under Schedule 6.

Health Activities

[COMMENT]Include the following "Intentionally Omitted" section when there is NO Health Activity in this Agreement[/COMMENT]

2 Intentionally Omitted

3 Intentionally Omitted

4 Intentionally Omitted

5 Intentionally Omitted

6 Intentionally Omitted

[COMMENT]Include the following section when there are Health Activities in this Agreement[/COMMENT]

2. Delivery Requirements for Health Activities

2.1 Health Activities shall be delivered by [/:Name] in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and the following plans or protocol:

  1. Health Activities funded by Set Funding or Fixed Funding shall be delivered by [/:Name] in accordance with the Program Plan;
  2. Health Activities funded by Flexible Funding or Block Funding shall be delivered by [/:Name] in accordance with its Health Plan; and
  3. Health Facility and Health Asset projects funded under the Capital Investments Functional Area according to Schedule 3 must be delivered by [/:Name] in accordance with the Health Infrastructure and Capital Protocol.

2.2 In the event of a conflict between the plans referred to in subsection 2.1 and the other provisions of this Agreement, the other provisions of this Agreement will govern.

3. Health Plan

3.1 [/:Name] shall, if it has not done so prior to the commencement of this Agreement, submit a Health Plan to Canada to establish terms and conditions for Health Activities funded by Flexible Funding or Block Funding. [/:Name] shall amend the Health Plan as necessary to reflect any changes made to its Activity priorities and objectives and submit such amendments to Canada. [/:Name] shall provide all amendments to Canada for review prior to implementing them.

3.2 Canada shall review the Health Plan and any amendments or replacements thereof to determine whether the plan is eligible to be supported with Flexible Funding or Block Funding. Canada may require adjustments to the Health Plan prior to the commencement or continuation of the provision of the Funding.

4. Health Facilities and Health Assets

4.1 The First Nation on whose reserve lands any Health Facilities are situated has the use, benefit and control of such facilities subject to and in accordance with the law.

4.2 Where Canada, at the request or with the consent of a First Nation on whose reserve lands the Health Facilities are situated, uses any Health Facilities or Health Assets in whole or in part to deliver health programs or services or to provide assistance to [/:Name], [/:Name] shall permit such use or take all steps necessary to facilitate or consent to such use without rent or charge.

4.3 [/:Name] shall use all Health Facilities and Health Assets solely for health needs and for undertaking Health Activities and shall not, except: (i) in compliance with the conditions of this Agreement or any agreements that provided funding for procurement of the Health Facilities or Health Assets; or (ii) where both parties agree:

  1. change the use of any Health Facility or Health Assets or permit them to be used for purposes which are not directly related to undertaking Health Activities;
  2. pledge, mortgage, charge or permit the creation of any security interest, claim or lien against the Health Facilities and Health Assets; or
  3. sell, exchange, transfer significantly alter or dispose of any Health Facilities or Health Assets.

4.4 Where this Agreement contains Contribution Funding under the Capital Investments Functional Area according to Schedule 3, [/:Name] shall also comply with the Health Infrastructure and Capital Funding Terms and Conditions issued by Canada with respect to such Contribution Funding.

5. Health Research Projects

5.1 [/:Name] shall, in respect of any health research study, assessment or report containing opinions of [/:Name] that is prepared with the Funding, include a statement that the study, assessment or report was made possible by funding assistance from Canada but that the views and opinions expressed therein are solely those of [/:Name] and may not reflect the views and opinions of Canada.

6. Definitions

In this Schedule as it applies to the foregoing provisions, the following terms have the following meanings. These definitions apply equally to the singular and plural forms of the terms defined:

"Health Asset" means an asset of any kind used for Health Activities other than a Health Facility, that: (i) is in the possession, control or ownership of [/:Name]; (ii) has been acquired in whole or in part for health purposes by [/:Name] with any Funding or any funding from a previous or other federal funding agreement, and (iii) is not consumed or expended in the natural course of its use.

"Health Facility" means a building or facility of any kind, including its fixtures, that is used for or to support Health Activities and that has been constructed, purchased or maintained by in whole or in part with any health funding from this Agreement or a previous or other funding agreement between the Crown and the [/:Name].

"Health Infrastructure and Capital Protocol" means a document issued by, and available from, Canada that consists of functional activities and terms and conditions for planning, design, construction or repair activities for Health Facilities and Health Assets funded under this Agreement.

"Health Plan" means a comprehensive multi-year workplan or proposal prepared by [/:Name] and approved by Canada which sets out how [/:Name] will deliver Health Activities funded by Flexible or Block Funding, and further described in section 3 of this Schedule.

"Program Plan" means a plan prepared by Canada and provided to [/:Name] for the delivery of Health Activities funded by Set Funding or Fixed Funding. The Program Plan may be incorporated into [/:Name]'s Health Plan if it also receives Flexible Funding or Block Funding for Health Activities.

Non-health Activities

[COMMENT]Note: The following national program delivery requirements for the purpose of the funding provided pursuant to this Agreement are to be numbered.[/COMMENT]

[COMMENT]Include the following "Intentionally Omitted" section when there is NO Activity Funded by Set, Fixed, Flexible or Grant Funding for ISC.[/COMMENT]

7. Intentionally Omitted

[COMMENT]Include the following section when there are Activities Funded by Set, Fixed, Flexible or Grant Funding for ISC.[/COMMENT]

[COMMENT]Note applicable to the COST-SHARING column of the table below: WHERE THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ISC'S FUNDING PROGRAM REQUIRES THE COUNCIL TO SUPPLEMENT ISC FUNDING WITH FUNDING FROM OTHER SOURCES, EACH FUNDING SOURCE AND THE REQUIRED PERCENTAGE SHARE FROM EACH SOURCE MUST BE SET OUT HERE.HERE IS THE RECOMMENDED FORMAT: [/:Name] shall supplement ISC funding with funding from other sources as follows: ISC funding: xx% (name other source) Funding: xx% (name other source, if any) Funding: xx% [/COMMENT]

[COMMENT]Note applicable to the ADJUSTMENT FACTOR column of the table below: THE REGIONS SPECIFIC PRACTICES, AS AT AGREEMENT ENTRY, ARE TO BE DESCRIBED HERE IN ACCORDANCE WITH HQ PROGRAM INSTRUCTIONS (PROGRAM T&C)[/COMMENT]

7. Activities Funded by Set, Fixed, Flexible and Grant Funding for ISC

Activity delivery requirements, cost-sharing and adjustment factors
Activity Delivery requirements Cost-sharing Adjustment factor
Employee Benefits Pension Plans established by [/:Name] for the benefit of employees of [/:Name] must be administered in accordance with the Employee Benefits Program Policy issued by ISC as amended from time to time. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Professional & Institutional Development Program [/:Name] shall administer approved Professional and Institutional Development Program projects in accordance with the Professional and Institutional Development Program Guidelines issued by ISC as amended from time to time. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Elementary and Secondary Education — First Nations Schools — Second Level Services [COMMENT]Delivery Requirements to use when ISC is entering into a Funding Agreement with a Recipient who provides Second Level Services[/COMMENT] [/:Name] shall administer the Elementary and Secondary Education to First Nations schools in accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Program National Program Guidelines issued by ISC as amended from time to time. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples [/:Name] shall carry out all of the activities in accordance with the approved workplan, budget, and terms and conditions of the Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples (UPIP). Any modifications or additions to this workplan will be agreed upon by both parties and addressed through an amendment. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Elementary and Secondary Education — Provincial, Private and Independent Schools [/:Name] will deliver the Elementary and Secondary Education instructional services in accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Program National Program Guidelines issued by ISC as amended from time to time. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Elementary and Secondary Self- Determined Services through a Regional Education Agreement or an Education Authority Agreement [/:Name] shall:
  1. Provide education programs and services to eligible students in the [insert name of the First Nations school board or system], and
  2. Deliver the education programs and services in accordance with the [insert title of the education agreement], effective the [insert date e.g., 1st day of July 2018] and with the eligible activities and expenditures indicated in [insert name or title of the provisivon or section of the education agreement where the eligible activities and expenditures are identified].
insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Elementary and Secondary education — First Nations School — Instructional Services [/:Name] will deliver the Elementary and Secondary Education instructional services in accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Program National Program Guidelines issued by ISC as amended from time to time. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Innovation in Education Program [/:Name] shall administer or deliver the Innovation in Education Program in accordance with the proposal approved by ISC, and the Innovation in Education Program National Program Guidelines issued by ISC as amended from time to time. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Research and Learning Program [/:Name] shall administer or deliver the Research and Learning Program in accordance with the proposal approved by ISC, and the Research and Learning Program National Program Guidelines issued by ISC as amended from time to time. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Targeted High-Cost Special Education Program [/:Name] shall administer the Targeted High-Cost Special Education Program in accordance with the workplan approved by ISC, and the High-Cost Special Education Program National Program Guidelines issued by ISC as amended from time to time. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Education Partnerships Program — Partnership Establishment and Partnership Advancement Component [/:Name] shall administer the Education Partnerships Program — Partnership Establishment and Partnership Advancement Component in accordance with the workplan(s) or proposal(s) approved by ISC and the Education Partnerships Program — Partnership Establishment and Partnership Advancement Component National Program Guidelines issued by ISC as amended from time to time. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Education Partnerships Program — Structural Readiness Component [/:Name] shall administer the Education Partnerships Program — Structural Readiness Component in accordance with the workplan(s) or proposal(s) approved by ISC, and the Education Partnerships Program — Structural Readiness Component National Program Guidelines issued by ISC as amended from time to time. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Education Partnerships Program — Regional Education Agreement Component [/:Name] shall carry out the activities to support the development of a regional education agreement, in accordance with the work plan approved by ISC and the Education Partnerships Program — Regional Education Agreement Component National Program Guidelines issued by ISC as amended from time to time. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
First Nations and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy — Summer Work Experience Program [/:Name] shall administer the First Nations and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy — Summer Work Experience Program in accordance with the proposal approved by ISC, and the Summer Work Experience Program National Program Guidelines issued by ISC as amended from time to time. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
First Nations and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy — Skills Link Program [/:Name] shall administer the First Nations and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy — Skills Link Program in accordance with the proposal approved by ISC, and the Skills Link Program National Program Guidelines issued by ISC as amended from time to time. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Post-Secondary Student Support Program and University and College Entrance Preparation Program [/:Name] shall administer the Post-Secondary Student Support Program and University and College Entrance Preparation Program in accordance with the Post-Secondary Student Support Program and University and College Entrance Preparation Program National Program Guidelines issued by ISC as amended from time to time. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Post-Secondary Student Support Program and University and College Entrance Preparation Program (PSSSP & UCEPP) funding top-up to the Kinoomaadziwin Education Body The Kinoomaadziwin Education Body shall use the post-secondary education funding received from Indigenous Services Canada's Education Branch to support the delivery of their post-secondary education program under the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Métis Nation Post-Secondary Education Strategy [/:Name] shall deliver the Métis Nation Post-Secondary Education Strategy in accordance with the Métis Nation Post-Secondary Education Strategy Terms and Conditions, the Indigenous Services Canada national guidelines, and with their own local guidelines or processes. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Inuit Post-Secondary Education Strategy [/:Name] shall deliver the Inuit Post-Secondary Education Strategy in accordance with the Inuit Post-Secondary Education Strategy Terms and Conditions and the Inuit Post-Secondary Education Strategy: National Program Guidelines. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Post-Secondary Partnerships Program [/:Name] shall administer the Post-Secondary Partnerships Program in accordance with the proposal and workplan(s) approved by ISC, and the Post-Secondary Partnerships Program National Program Guidelines issued by ISC as amended from time to time. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
First Nations and Inuit Cultural Education Centres Program [/:Name] shall administer the First Nations and Inuit Cultural Education Centres Program in accordance with the proposal approved by ISC and the First Nations and Inuit Cultural Education Centres Program National Program Guidelines issued by ISC as amended from time to time. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Income Assistance [/:Name] shall:
  1. administer the Income Assistance Program in accordance with ISC's Income Assistance National Program Guidelines and any other current approved program documentation issued by ISC as amended from time to time. [COMMENT]Use the following text when funding the Recipient to administer pre-employment supports based on an approved proposal[/COMMENT]
  2. administer pre- employment supports in accordance with the proposal [Name of Project] approved on [Month, Day, Year].
insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
First Nation Child and Family Services [/:Name] shall administer the First Nation Child and Family Services Program in accordance with Provincial/Territorial legislation, as well as ISC's First Nations Child and Family Services Program Guidelines and any other current approved program documentation issued by ISC as amended from time to time. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Assisted Living [/:Name] shall administer the Assisted Living Program in accordance with ISC's Assisted Living National Program Guidelines and any other current approved program documentation issued by ISC as amended from time to time. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Family Violence Prevention [/:Name] shall administer the Family Violence Prevention Program in accordance with ISC's Family Violence Prevention Program National Guidelines and any other current approved program documentation issued by ISC as amended from time to time. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Community Infrastructure Program [/:Name] will carry out activities in accordance with Protocol for INAC-Funded Infrastructure (PIFI), as amended from time to time, and with the terms and conditions in the statement of work.

[/:Name] shall also proactively keep abreast of applicable new and amended federal, provincial and territorial statutes, regulations, policies and industrial standards and codes and comply with them.

insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Community Infrastructure Program Major Capital Infrastructure Projects [/:Name] shall:
  1. carry out and complete the Project in accordance with the Approved Project Approval Request entitled Insert name of the project;
  2. provide evidence to the Minister, prior to the commencement of the Project, that the Project Manager has the required experience and qualifications given the nature and scope of the Project and has adequate liability insurance;
  3. not alter the nature or scope of the Project as set out in the Approved Project Request, without the prior consent of the Minister;
  4. provide evidence to the Minister that all inspections, and design certifications are carried out by professionals who are licensed in the Province or Territory in which the Project is taking place;
  5. obtain the approval of a qualified person, such as an engineer, during the design/construction process for conformance to applicable fire codes prior to the occupancy and usage of public buildings such as schools, community buildings, etc.; and
  6. submit and obtain, 30 days prior to the completion of the Project the maintenance and financial management plans that shall be adhered to once the Project is completed.
insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Emergency Management Assistance — Preparedness; Mitigation; Response; Recovery [/:Name] shall provide Emergency Management Assistance activities in accordance with the terms and conditions found in the ISC approved statement of work for[insert name of activity being funded], and dated [Month, Day, Year] (insert the date [/:Name]'s statement of work was approved by ISC). insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Emergency Management Assistance — Search and Recovery [/:Name] shall provide Emergency Management Assistance — Search and Recovery activities in accordance with the ISC Search and Recovery Guidelines as amended from time to time and the ISC approved proposal dated [Month, Day, Year] (insert the date [/:Name]'s proposal was approved by ISC). insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Estates Management [/:Name] shall carry out activities in accordance with the approved proposal dated [Month, Day, Year] and the terms and conditions of the Contributions to supply public services in Indian Government Support and to build strong governance, administrative and accountability systems and Estates Program Guidelines. The budget is set at the start of the Arrangement based on current program available funding and approved work plan. Over the life of the Arrangement, the budget may be increased or decreased based on changes to the approved work plan. The budget may also be increased based on availability of program funding. Adjustment to the budget may also be made based on the review of the previous years' expenditures (e.g. reported unexpended funding from previous years and approved unexpended funding plan(s)).
First Nations Oil and Gas Moneys Management Act — Implementation [/:Name] shall carry out activities in accordance with the approved First Nations Oil and Gas Moneys Management Act Implementation Plan dated [Month, Day, Year], including the terms and conditions outlined in the plan. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Transfer of Band Trust Moneys [/: Name] shall carry out activities in accordance with the requirements under the Policy on the Transfer of Capital Moneys through Paragraph 64(1)(k) of the Indian Act. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Oil & Gas Science [/:Name] shall carry out activities in accordance with [associated program terms and conditions] [and] or [approved work plan] or [proposed work plan] [and] or [the proposal] [and] [related budget] for [Name of project]. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Contaminated Sites FCSAP — Non-FCSAP Remediation 1.0 [/:Name] shall undertake the activities in accordance with the Detailed Work Plan dated [Month, Day, Year].

2.0 The implementation of the activities will be subject to the project management and governance framework as set out in the Detailed Work Plan dated [Month, Day, Year].

insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Contaminated Sites FCSAP, Non-FCSAP Consultation and/or Engagement [/:Name] shall carry out activities in accordance with [associated program terms and conditions] [and] or [approved work plan] or [proposed work plan] [and] or [the proposal] [and] [related budget] for [Name of project] insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Lands and Economic Development Services Program: Targeted funding [/:Name] shall carry out activities in accordance with the Lands and Economic Development Program Guidelines, as amended from time to time, and with the terms and conditions in the statement of work dated [Month, Day, Year]. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Matrimonial Real Property Implementation Support Program [COMMENT]Use the following text when funding the Recipient hosting the Centre of Excellence:[/COMMENT]
[/:Name] shall carry out all services and activities set out in the "Terms and conditions Related to the Establishment and Maintaining the Centre of Excellence for Matrimonial Real Property" provided to the Recipient on [Month, Day, Year], and its work plan dated [Month, Day, Year], which was approved by ISC on [Month, Day, Year].
[COMMENT]Use the following text when funding Other Recipients:[/COMMENT]
[/:Name] shall carry out all services and activities set out in its work plan dated [Month, Day, Year], which was approved by ISC on [Month, Day, Year].
insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Program — Business [/:Name] shall carry out activities in accordance with the Program Guidelines and insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Capital and Support Services ISC approved operational plans, including the terms and conditions in the plan approvals.
Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Program — Business Opportunities [/:Name] shall carry out activities in accordance with the Program Guidelines and ISC approved statement of work, including the terms and conditions in the plan approvals. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Strategic Partnerships Initiative Program [/:Name] shall carry out the activities in accordance with the Strategic Partnerships Initiative (SPI) Program Guidelines and ISC approved projects as outlined in the Statement of Work, including the project terms and conditions. The additional terms and conditions in the Statement of Work are applicable only to the delivery of this Program. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples — COVID-19 [/:Name] shall carry out activities reasonably necessary to prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic for [identify the community to benefit from the funding in as much detail as possible].

OR

[/:Name] shall carry out activities reasonably necessary to prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic for [identify the community to benefit from the funding in as much detail as possible] as set out in [/:Name]'s proposal approved by Canada on [MM/DD/YYYY] (insert the date [/:Name]'s proposal was approved by ISC).
The initial budget established for the Fiscal Year may be increased if additional funding is approved and provided.

[COMMENT]Include the following "Intentionally Omitted" section when there is NO Activity Funded by Set, Fixed, Flexible or Grant Funding for CIRNAC.[/COMMENT]

8. Intentionally Omitted

[COMMENT]Include the following section when there are Activities Funded by Set, Fixed, Flexible or Grant Funding for CIRNAC.[/COMMENT]

[COMMENT]Note applicable to the COST-SHARING column of the table below: WHERE THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF CIRNAC'S FUNDING PROGRAM REQUIRES THE COUNCIL TO SUPPLEMENT CIRNAC FUNDING WITH FUNDING FROM OTHER SOURCES, EACH FUNDING SOURCE AND THE REQUIRED PERCENTAGE SHARED FROM EACH SOURCE MUST BE SET OUT HERE. HERE IS THE RECOMMENDED FORMAT: The Council shall supplement CIRNAC funding with funding from other sources as follows: CIRNAC funding: xx% [name other source] funding: xx%[name other source, if any.[/COMMENT]

[COMMENT]Note applicable to the ADJUSTMENT FACTOR column of the table below: THE REGIONS' SPECIFIC PRACTICES, AS AT AGREEMENT ENTRY, ARE TO BE DESCRIBED HERE IN ACCORDANCE WITH HQ PROGRAM INSTRUCTIONS (PROGRAM T&C)[/COMMENT]

8. Activities Funded by Set, Fixed, Flexible and Grant Funding for CIRNAC

Activity delivery requirements, cost-sharing and adjustment factors
Activity Delivery requirements Cost-sharing Adjustment factor
Claims Implementation — Contributions [/:Name] shall carry out activities in accordance with the Land Claim Agreement and CIRNAC approved work plans. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Governance and Institutions of Government/Representative Institutions [/:Name] shall carry out all the activities set out in its proposal dated which were approved by CIRNAC on [Month, Day, Year]. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada [/:Name] shall carry out all the activities set out in its proposal dated [Month, Day, Year] which were approved by CIRNAC on [Month, Day, Year]. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Consultation and Policy Development — Governance [/:Name] shall carry out all the activities in the approved work plan, dated according to the agreed upon terms and conditions. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
First Nation Fiscal Management Act First Nation Tax Commission [/:Name] shall carry out all programs, services, and activities set out in the First Nation Tax Commission Annual Corporate Plan [insert Fiscal Year].

First Nation Financial Management Board

[/:Name] shall carry out all "strategies" for each "business line" of the First Nations Financial Management Board Annual Corporate Plan [insert Fiscal Year].

First Nation Finance Authority

[/:Name] shall carry out all "strategies" for each "business line" of the First Nations

Finance Authority proposal approved by CIRNAC.
insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Cree-Naskapi Commission [/:Name] shall carry out activities in accordance with the Land Claim Agreement and CIRNAC approved work plans. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Treaty Commissions [/:Name] shall carry out project activities in accordance with the approved work plan, budget, and terms and conditions, dated [Month, Day, Year]. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Exploratory Treaty Tables [/:Name] shall carry out project activities in accordance with the approved work plan, budget, and terms and conditions, dated [Month, Day, Year]. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Intergovernmental Forums [/:Name] shall carry out all the activities in accordance with[associated program terms and conditions] [and] or [approved work plan] or [proposed work plan] [and] or [the proposal] [and] [related budget] for [Name of Project]. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Basic Organizational Capacity Program In compliance with the Basic Organizational Capacity Program, [/:Name] shall carry out the activities in accordance with the approved work plan, budget, and terms and conditions, dated [Month, Day, Year]. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Federal Initiative on Consultation [/:Name] shall carry out activities in accordance with the approved proposal, terms and conditions, work description, work plan, and budget dated [Month, Day, Year]. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Independent Assessment Process — Group [/:Name] shall carry out activities in accordance with the attached Project Description for the Group Independent Assessment Process. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Commercial Leasing [/:Name] shall carry out activities in accordance with the Community Economic Opportunity Program National Guidelines and the approved statement of work dated [Month, Day, Year]. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Devolution [/:Name] shall carry out project activities in accordance with the approved project plan and terms and conditions. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Arctic Recipient [/:Name] shall carry out Circumpolar initiatives in accordance with Arctic Recipient/Canada-Russia Arctic Cooperation Guidelines and [associated program terms and conditions] [and] or [approved work plan] or [proposed work plan] [and] or [the proposal] [and] [related budget] for [Name of project]. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Nutrition North Canada (NNC) [/:Name] shall administer the Nutrition North Canada Program in accordance with the Nutrition North Canada Program — National Manual issued by CIRNAC as amended from time to time and the Recipient will provide all available information on the current profit margins and profit margin over time upon request. The Funding provided to the Recipient can be adjusted by CIRNAC to reflect changes in the amount of kilos shipped, changes in subsidy rates and/or changes in communities served. Unless agreed to by the Department, administration fees will not be increased.
Northern Contaminants Program [/:Name] shall carry out Northern Contaminants Program activities in accordance with the Northern Contaminants Program Guidelines and CIRNAC approved plans, including project terms and conditions. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Inuit Counselling in the South [/:Name] shall carry out Inuit Counseling in the South activities in accordance with [associated program terms and conditions] [and] or [approved work plan] or [proposed work plan] [and] or [the proposal] [and] [related budget] for [Name of project]. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Land and Water [/:Name] shall carry out project activities in accordance with [associated program terms and conditions] [and] or [approved work plan] or [proposed work plan] [and] or [the proposal] [and] [related budget] for [Name of project]. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Renewable Resources Resource Policy — General [/:Name] shall carry out project activities in accordance with [associated program terms and conditions] [and] or [approved work plan] or [proposed work plan] [and] or [the proposal] [and] [related budget] for [Name of project]. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Northern Boards [/:Name] shall carry out project activities in accordance with [associated program terms and conditions] [and] or [approved work plan] or [proposed work plan] [and] or [the proposal] [and] [related budget] for [Name of project]. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Northern Sustainable Development — Conservation and Protection [/:Name] shall carry out project activities in accordance with [associated program terms and conditions] [and] or [approved work plan] or [proposed work plan] [and] or [the proposal] [and] [related budget] for [Name of project]. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Emergency Management Assistance [/:Name] shall provide Emergency Management Assistance activities in accordance with the terms and conditions found in the CIRNAC approved statement of work for [Insert name of activity being funded] and dated [Month, Day, Year]. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Arctic Science Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) — Science and Technology Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) — Construction [/:Name] shall carry out activities in accordance with the Program Guidelines and the CIRNAC approved plans, including the Treasury Board approved project terms and conditions. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Inherent Right — QZ80 (Self-Government Negotiation) [/:Name] shall carry out activities in accordance with the agreed upon work plan, and/or work description/proposal, and related budget. The budget is set at the start of the Arrangement based on current program available funding and approved workplan. Over the life of the Arrangement, the budget may be increased or decreased based on changes to the approved workplan. The budget may also be increased based on availability of program funding. Adjustment to the budget may also be made based on the review of the previous years' expenditures (e.g. reported unexpended funding from previous years and approved unexpended funding plan(s)).
Governance Capacity Development — QZ81 [/:Name] shall carry out activities in accordance with the agreed upon work plan, and/or work description/proposal, and related budget. The budget is set at the start of the Arrangement based on current program available funding and approved workplan. Over the life of the Arrangement, the budget may be increased or decreased based on changes to the approved workplan. The budget may also be increased based on availability of program funding. Adjustment to the budget may also be made based on the review of the previous years' expenditures (e.g. reported unexpended funding from previous years and approved unexpended funding plan(s)).
Discussion Tables — QZ90 [/:Name] shall carry out activities in accordance with the agreed upon work plan, and/or work description/proposal, and related budget. The budget is set at the start of the Arrangement based on current program available funding and approved workplan. Over the life of the Arrangement, the budget may be increased or decreased based on changes to the approved workplan. The budget may also be increased based on availability of program funding. Adjustment to the budget may also be made based on the review of the previous years' expenditures (e.g. reported unexpended funding from previous years and approved unexpended funding plan(s)).
Comprehensive Claims and Treaties — QZ96 [/:Name] shall carry out activities in accordance with the agreed upon work plan, and/or work description/proposal, and related budget. The budget is set at the start of the Arrangement based on current program available funding and approved workplan. Over the life of the Arrangement, the budget may be increased or decreased based on changes to the approved workplan. The budget may also be increased based on availability of program funding. Adjustment to the budget may also be made based on the review of the previous years' expenditures (e.g. reported unexpended funding from previous years and approved unexpended funding plan(s)).
Negotiation Preparedness — QZ8K [/:Name] shall carry out activities in accordance with the agreed upon work plan, and/or work description/proposal, and related budget. The budget is set at the start of the Arrangement based on current program available funding and approved workplan. Over the life of the Arrangement, the budget may be increased or decreased based on changes to the approved workplan. The budget may also be increased based on availability of program funding. Adjustment to the budget may also be made based on the review of the previous years' expenditures (e.g. reported unexpended funding from previous years and approved unexpended funding plan(s)).
Non-Treaty Agreements — Incremental Agreements — QZ8L [/:Name] shall carry out activities in accordance with the agreed upon work plan, and/or work description/proposal, and related budget. The budget is set at the start of the Arrangement based on current program available funding and approved workplan. Over the life of the Arrangement, the budget may be increased or decreased based on changes to the approved workplan. The budget may also be increased based on availability of program funding. Adjustment to the budget may also be made based on the review of the previous years' expenditures (e.g. reported unexpended funding from previous years and approved unexpended funding plan(s)).
Enrollment and Ratification Activities — QZ8P [/:Name] shall carry out activities in accordance with the agreed upon work plan, and/or work description/proposal, and related budget. The budget is set at the start of the Arrangement based on current program available funding and approved workplan. Over the life of the Arrangement, the budget may be increased or decreased based on changes to the approved workplan. The budget may also be increased based on availability of program funding. Adjustment to the budget may also be made based on the review of the previous years' expenditures (e.g. reported unexpended funding from previous years and approved unexpended funding plan(s)).
Indigenous Nation Rebuilding — QZ9F [/:Name] shall carry out activities in accordance with the agreed upon work plan, and/or work description/proposal, and related budget. The budget is set at the start of the Arrangement based on current program available funding and approved workplan. Over the life of the Arrangement, the budget may be increased or decreased based on changes to the approved workplan. The budget may also be increased based on availability of program funding. Adjustment to the budget may also be made based on the review of the previous years' expenditures (e.g. reported unexpended funding from previous years and approved unexpended funding plan(s)).
Inherent Right — Consultation — QZ87 [/:Name] shall carry out activities in accordance with the agreed upon work plan, and/or work description/proposal, and related budget. The budget is set at the start of the Arrangement based on current program available funding and approved workplan. Over the life of the Arrangement, the budget may be increased or decreased based on changes to the approved workplan. The budget may also be increased based on availability of program funding. Adjustment to the budget may also be made based on the review of the previous years' expenditures (e.g. reported unexpended funding from previous years and approved unexpended funding plan(s)).
Assessment & Historical Research [/:Name] shall carry out activities in accordance with the agreed upon work plan, and/or work description/proposal, and related budget. The budget is set at the start of the Arrangement and may be adjusted over the life of the Arrangement.
Comprehensive Claims Submission — QZ8F [/:Name] shall carry out activities in accordance with the agreed upon work plan, and/or work description/proposal, and related budget. The budget is set at the start of the Arrangement based on current program available funding and approved workplan. Over the life of the Arrangement, the budget may be increased or decreased based on changes to the approved workplan. The budget may also be increased based on availability of program funding. Adjustment to the budget may also be made based on the review of the previous years' expenditures (e.g. reported unexpended funding from previous years and approved unexpended funding plan(s)).
Specific Claims Submission — QZ9P [/:Name] shall carry out activities in accordance with the agreed upon work plan, and/or work description/proposal, and related budget. The budget is set at the start of the Arrangement based on current program available funding and approved workplan. Over the life of the Arrangement, the budget may be increased or decreased based on changes to the approved workplan. The budget may also be increased based on availability of program funding. Adjustment to the budget may also be made based on the review of the previous years' expenditures (e.g. reported unexpended funding from previous years and approved unexpended funding plan(s)).
Specific Claims Tribunal Activities — QZ9Q [/:Name] shall carry out activities in accordance with the agreed upon work plan, and/or work description/proposal, and related budget. The budget is set at the start of the Arrangement based on current program available funding and approved workplan. Over the life of the Arrangement, the budget may be increased or decreased based on changes to the approved workplan. The budget may also be increased based on availability of program funding. Adjustment to the budget may also be made based on the review of the previous years' expenditures (e.g. reported unexpended funding from previous years and approved unexpended funding plan(s)).
Office of the Treaty Commissioner — QZB0 [/:Name] shall carry out activities in accordance with the agreed upon work plan, and/or work description/proposal, and related budget. The budget is set at the start of the Arrangement based on current program available funding and approved workplan. Over the life of the Arrangement, the budget may be increased or decreased based on changes to the approved workplan. The budget may also be increased based on availability of program funding. Adjustment to the budget may also be made based on the review of the previous years' expenditures (e.g. reported unexpended funding from previous years and approved unexpended funding plan(s)).
Treaty Commissions & Discussions — QZB1 [/:Name] shall carry out activities in accordance with the agreed upon work plan, and/or work description/proposal, and related budget. The budget is set at the start of the Arrangement based on current program available funding and approved workplan. Over the life of the Arrangement, the budget may be increased or decreased based on changes to the approved workplan. The budget may also be increased based on availability of program funding. Adjustment to the budget may also be made based on the review of the previous years' expenditures (e.g. reported unexpended funding from previous years and approved unexpended funding plan(s)).
Interlocutor Program — General
  • -Building Governance Capacity
  • -Tripartite
  • -Bilateral Relations
  • -Metis Contributions to Canada
  • -Aboriginal Relations
[/:Name] shall carry out the project activities in accordance with the approved work plan, dated [Month, Day, Year], as well as any other terms and conditions set out in this Agreement. [/:Name] shall report on its progress in achieving the objectives, activities, and expected outcomes as specified in the approved work plan. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Federal Initiative on Consultation
  • -Federal Initiative on Consultation
  • -Interministerial efforts
[/:Name] shall carry out the project activities in accordance with the approved work plan, dated [Month, Day, Year], as well as any other terms and conditions set out in this Agreement. [/:Name] shall report on its progress in achieving the objectives, activities, and expected outcomes as specified in the approved work plan. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Metis Rights Management

-Metis Rights Management

[/:Name] shall carry out the project activities in accordance with the approved work plan, dated [Month, Day, Year], as well as any other terms and conditions set out in this Agreement. [/:Name] shall report on its progress in achieving the objectives, activities, and expected outcomes as specified in the approved work plan. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Indigenous Community-Based Climate Monitoring Program [/:Name] shall carry out Indigenous Community- Based Climate Monitoring Program activities in accordance with the approved project plan and agreed-upon terms and conditions dated [proposal submission date] insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Climate Change Preparedness in the North [/:Name] shall carry out Climate Change Preparedness in the North activities in accordance with the approved project plan and agreed-upon terms and conditions dated [proposal submission date] insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Climate PolicyEngagement [/:Name] shall carry out Climate Policy Engagement Program activities in accordance with the approved project plan and agreed-upon terms and conditions dated [proposal submission date] insert an Adjustment Factorwhen applicable
First Nation Adapt [/:Name] shall carry out First Nation Adapt Program activities in accordance with the approved project plan and agreed-upon terms and conditions dated [proposal submission date] insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Northern REACHE [/:Name] shall carry out Northern Responsible Energy Approach for Community Heat and Electricity Program activities in accordance with the approved project plan and agreed-upon terms and conditions dated [proposal submission date] insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable
Northern Participant Funding Program [/:Name] shall carry out Northern Participant Funding Program activities in accordance with the program's terms and conditions and the proposal and related budget related to [Name of Project], as approved by CIRNAC by letter on [Date]. insert an Adjustment Factor when applicable

[COMMENT]Include the following section and add needed content where Advance Payment applies. If it does not apply, select the option "Intentionally Omitted".[/COMMENT]

9. Advance Payment

9.1 Canada will make periodic payments to [name:\] according to the cash flow set out in the Payment Plan in Schedule 3, and if [Name:\] meets the following specific requirements/conditions:

(a)

(b)

(c)

9. Intentionally Omitted

[COMMENT]Include the following section and add needed content where Payment Request Requirement applies. If it does not apply, select the option "Intentionally Omitted".[/COMMENT]

10. Payment Request Requirements

10.1 [Region/Programs to include any specific requirements for reimbursement of Actuals/conditions for payments]

10. Intentionally Omitted

[COMMENT]Include the following section and add needed content where a "Pool" of funds applies. If it does not apply, select the option "Intentionally Omitted".[/COMMENT]

11. Pooled Funds

11.1 Schedule 3 sets out an amount of "pooled" funds that Canada shall pay to [/:Name] after eligible expenditure are made and if [/:Name] meets the following conditions:

(a)

(b)

(c)

11. Intentionally Omitted

[COMMENT]Include the following section when a Holdback is required. If it does not apply, select the option "Intentionally Omitted".[/COMMENT]

12. Holdback

12.1 Canada may holdback 10% of the maximum funding; to be released within 45 days of completion of all reports set out in Schedule 5, to the satisfaction of Canada, subject to section 25 of the main body of this Agreement.

12. Intentionally Omitted

Schedule 5 — Reporting and Due Dates

[Regional Office will insert]

Schedule 5 — Reporting Requirements and Due Dates

Fiscal Year [insert Fiscal Year]

[COMMENT]Please note that all reporting requirements for the duration of the Agreement are to be listed in Schedule 5 for each Fiscal Year covering the duration of the Agreement[/COMMENT]

Schedule 6 — Projects

[COMMENT]If there will be more than one Project in this Schedule, add the following heading and commence each additional Project Schedule with a sequentially lettered heading[/COMMENT]

Project A

1. Project Description

1.1 Briefly set out the Project name and the purpose of the Project. If you wish to name a program spending authority, make sure it is consistent with the listing of the Project [funding under Schedule 3]

2. Project Funding

2.1 The funding that Canada shall contribute to [/:Name] for this Project is set out below and is included in Schedule 3. This funding may only be used, with respect to this Project, by [/:Name] for the eligible expenditure categories listed in the chart below, between (YYYY/MM/DD) to (YYYY/MM/DD). Any eligible expenditure category amounts set out in the right column of the chart are budgetary estimates which [/:Name] may adjust based on available funding for this Project.

2.2 For greater certainty, all applicable conditions in Schedule 2, apply to this funding:

Fiscal Years
Eligible Expenditures Project Funding
Fiscal Year X
Salaries and Benefits 0
FCM/CANDO meetings 0
Survey preparation and distribution 0
Overhead 0
Maximum Funding for Fiscal Year X 0
Fiscal Year Y
Salaries and Benefits 0
Community Site Visits 0
FCM/CANDO Meetings 0
Overhead 0
Maximum Funding for Fiscal Year Y 0
Maximum Funding for All Fiscal Years 0

3. Project, Delivery Requirements, Milestones and Outcomes

[COMMENT]Insert details of Project activities, delivery requirements, milestones and outcomes as necessary and appropriate.[/COMMENT]

3.1

3.2

[COMMENT]Include the following section and add needed content where Cost-Sharing applies to the Project. If it does not apply, re-number sequential provisions below or insert "Intentionally Omitted" beside this section number[/COMMENT]

4. Cost-Sharing

4.1 Canada shall not be obliged to provide any funding for this Project unless [/:Name] obtains funding from the following sources and in accordance with any minimums noted:

(a)

(b)

(c)

[COMMENT]Include the following section and add needed content where Adjustment Factors apply to the Project. If it does not apply, re-number sequential provisions below or insert "Intentionally Omitted" beside this section number[/COMMENT]

5. Adjustment Factor

5.1 Canada may increase or decrease the maximum funding for this Project based on the following adjustment factors:

(a)

(b)

(c)

[COMMENT]Include the following section and add needed content only where a "Pool" of funds applies to the Project. If it does not apply, re-number sequential provisions below or insert "Intentionally Omitted" beside this section number[/COMMENT]

6. Pooled Funds

6.1 Schedule 3 sets out an amount of pooled funds that Canada shall pay to [/:Name] after eligible expenditures, as set out in the chart above in section 2, are made, and if [/:Name] meets the following conditions:

(a)

(b)

(c)

[COMMENT]Include the following section when Fixed or Flexible Funding is the chosen funding approach for the Project. For other funding approaches, re-number sequential provisions below or insert "Intentionally Omitted" beside this section number[/COMMENT]

7. Hold Back

7.1 Canada may hold back 10% of the maximum funding for this Project; to be released within 45 days of completion of all reports set out in Schedule 5 that are related to this Project, to the satisfaction of Canada, subject to subsection 13.1 and section 25 of the main body of this Agreement.

[COMMENT]The following optional clause may be used when the second option for section 20.1 of the main body of this Agreement is used. [/COMMENT]

8. Insurance Coverage

8.1 [/:Name] shall maintain insurance coverage sufficient to protect the assets and human resources used in this Project against any reasonably foreseeable risks.

8.2 [/:Name] shall, at a minimum, maintain insurance for the duration of this Project.

8.3 [/:Name] shall bear all costs related to insurance.

Schedule 7: Management Action Plan

Note: Here will be attached [:/Name]'s Management Action Plan, if applicable

Schedule 8: Additional Federal Departments Terms and Conditions

Regional Office will insert if applicable

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