Accessibility Standards Canada: 2023 to 2024 Departmental Plan - Details on transfer payment programs
Accessibility Standards Canada Grants and Contributions Program: Advancing Accessibility Standards Research
2019 to 2020
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
Core Responsibility: Accessibility Standards
Result: Research informs the next generation of standards.
Indicator: The percentage of funding invested by the organization in research and development (R&D) projects. These are projects that influence accessibility standards. These are also projects that influence standards development priority setting.
Link to the department’s Program Inventory
Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program
The Program provides funding for research projects. The purpose of these projects is to try to find, take away and stop obstacles to accessibility. This research will help inform accessibility standards in the future.
The Program allows the organization to work with different stakeholders across Canada. The goal of this work is to advance accessibility standards research. The organization will identify the research priority areas for each call for proposals.
Previous Program priorities have included:
- accessibility in Indigenous communities;
- accessible communications;
- built environment, including parks and outdoor recreation facilities; and acoustics;
- Canada’s election process, including voting and running for office;
- communication (other than plain language);
- communication, other than information and communication technologies, including accessible communications through sign language (American Sign Language, Langue des signes québécoise, Indigenous Sign Language);
- design and delivery of programs and services, including inclusive and accessible service delivery; and employment;
- employment, including accessible employment for youth with disabilities transitioning from school to work;
- emergency measures;
- information and communication technologies;
- procurement (buying) of goods, services, and facilities;
- retrofit of existing facilities, including non-traditional work environments and home office environments; and
Program priorities for 2024 to 2025 cycle of funding will be based on the list of priorities set out in the Accessible Canada Act.
The Program uses funding from these transfer payments:
- Grants under the Advancing Accessibility Standards Research Program; and
- Contributions under the Advancing Accessibility Standards Research Program.
The Program terms and conditions set out expected results and performance measures.
The expected results from 2023 to 2024 to 2024 to 2025 include:
- Priority areas of accessibility standards research are supported; and
- Knowledge and expertise about new standards are increased;
- Research informs the next generation of standards; and
- Research and information about standards is:
- promoted; and
The Program will track performance measures. It will do this to support monitoring and reporting. Some of the key measures include:
- • Percentage of funding invested in research projects in priority areas;
- • Percentage of projects that produce publications such as:
- technical papers;
- non peer-reviewed articles; or
- peer-reviewed articles;
- Percentage of research and other publications that are quoted during the processes to create standards;
- Level of satisfaction among technical committees about the increase of knowledge and expertise;
- Percentage of materials which communicate or synthesize:
- research results;
- new knowledge and expertise; or
- best practices;
- Percentage of research or materials about accessibility that are available online; and
- Percentage of research results shared through peer-reviewed and published journals.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation
Not applicable, new program.
Decision following the results of last evaluation
Fiscal year of next planned evaluation
2023 to 2024
General targeted recipient groups
- Not-for-profit organizations;
- Research and educational institutions;
- Indigenous organizations including:
- band councils;
- tribal councils; and
- self-government entities;
- Municipal entities;
- Provincial and territorial entities (excluding governments).
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients
The Program’s ongoing activities include:
- adding Program information and call for proposals on the website;
- providing an online application process to make it more accessible;
- manage the delivery of the program for funded recipients (financial and activity reporting); and
- helping applicants and recipients by email.
The organization works with Program stakeholders throughout the year by:
- attending related conferences; and
- organizing meetings.
The organization also plans to consult stakeholders to help with setting Program priorities.
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|2023 to 2024
|2024 to 2025
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