Accessibility Standards Canada: 2020 to 2021 Departmental Plan - Details on transfer payment programs

3‑year plan for Accessibility Standards Canada Grants and Contributions Program: Advancing Accessibility Standards Research

Start date

2019 to 2020

End date


Type of transfer payment

Grants and contributions

Type of appropriation

Each year through Main Estimates

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

2018 to 2019

Link to departmental result(s)

Core Responsibility: Accessibility Standards

Link to the department’s Program Inventory

Standards Development

Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program

Accessibility Standards Canada Grants and Contributions Program provides funding for research projects that try to find, take away and stop obstacles to accessibility.  This research will help to inform accessibility standards in the future.

The Program allows Accessibility Standards Canada to work with different stakeholders across Canada to advance accessibility standards research. The organization will identify the priority areas for this research.

This program uses funding from these transfer payments:

  • grants under the Advancing Accessibility Standards Research Program; and
  • contributions under the Advancing Accessibility Standards Research Program

Expected results

1. Pioneering research that informs the next generation of accessibility standards.

Indicator: Percentage of funding (money) invested by Accessibility Standards Canada in research and development (R&D) projects that have an impact on accessibility standards or priority-setting for standards development.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable, new program.

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Not applicable.   

Fiscal year of next planned evaluation

2023 to 2024

General targeted recipient groups

  • For-profit organizations (as long as the nature and aim of the activity is non-commercial, and not meant to make a profit)
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Educational institutions
  • Indigenous organizations (including band of councils, tribal councils and self-government entities)
  • Other:
    • Municipal entities
    • Provincial entities
    • Territorial entities
    • Research institutions

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

The program ongoing activities include:

  • adding program information and call for proposals on the Web-site; and
  • helping applicants by phone and email

As part of the launch for the call, the program sends:

  • an invitation email to those who may be interested in applying to submit a funding application to the program; and
  • notifications via social media sites, including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

Accessibility Standards Canada also works with program stakeholders throughout the year by attending related conferences and organizing meetings. The organization also plans to consult the stakeholders from time-to-time to help with setting program priorities.

Financial information (dollars)

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