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Sub-program 1.2.2: Community Development

Sub-program Description

Community Development assists communities, including the Official Language Minority Communities (OLMCs), to assess community needs and develop community strategic plans in response to those needs. It also provides funding for the implementation of projects that stimulate economic development and capitalize on communities' capacity, strengths and opportunities. Transfer payments in support of this sub-program are made under the authority of the Western Diversification Program.

Budgetary Financial Resources (dollars)
2013-14
Planned Spending
2013-14
Actual Spending
2013-14
Difference
(actual minus planned)
3,195,641 2,263,281 (932,360)

 

Human Resources (FTEs)
2013–14
Planned
2013–14
Actual
2013–14
Difference
(actual minus planned)
10 7 (3)

 

Performance Results
Expected Results Performance Indicators Targets Actual Results
Strong community strategic planning Number of local and regionally-based community strategic plan(s) developed and/or updated 108 26
Effective implementation of community plans Value of community-based projects $770,000 $3,852,176

Performance Analysis and Lessons Learned

WD tracks two indicators to capture the impact of the Community Development sub-program:  number of regionally-based community strategic plan(s) developed and/or updated; and the value of community-based projects.

WD met or exceeded its targets for one of the two Community Development related performance indicators (see Performance Results table above). Overall, the variance is largely due to the low volume of projects whereby individual variances impacted overall results significantly.

Although the targets for the indicator tracking strong community strategic planning was not met, the result of over $3.8 million in investments in community-based projects is attributed to the success of FEDOs in leveraging significant amounts of funding to support the effective implementation of community plans in their regions.