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RESULTS-BASED PLAN BRIEFING BOOK 2007/08

Results-based Plan Briefing Book 2007/08


Ontario Secretariat for Aboriginal Affairs

ISSN # 1718-7257 ISSM # 1718-7265

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Ontario Secretariat for Aboriginal Affairs

RESULTS-BASED PLAN BRIEFING BOOK 2007/08

TABLE OF CONTENTS PART I: PUBLISHED RESULTS-BASED PLAN 2007/08 MINISTRY OVERVIEW Ministry Overview Statement Key Strategies and Activities Ministry Contribution to Key Government Priorities & Results Key Ministry Achievements Performance Measures Ministry Organization Chart L e g i s l a ti o n Agencies, Boards, Commissions MINISTRY FINANCIAL INFORMATION Table 1: Ministry Planned Expenditures 2007/08 Table 2: Operating and Capital Summary by Vote APPENDIX I: ANNUAL REPORTS 2005/06 and 2006/07 Table 1: Ministry Expenditures 2005-06 Table 2: Ministry Expenditures 2006-07 3 4 4 5 7 8 10 13 14 14 15 15 16 17 17 18

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Part I: Results-based Plan 2007/08


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PUBLISHED RESULTS-BASED PLAN 2007/08 MINISTRY OVERVIEW Ministry Overview Statement The activities of the Ontario Secretariat for Aboriginal Affairs (OSAA) support the broad government priority of Vital Public Interest. OSAA is the corporate lead on Aboriginal affairs within the Ontario Government. As such, it provides Aboriginal policy development and relationship expertise and coordinates crossministry Aboriginal policy initiatives and multi-lateral relationship processes. OSAA is responsible for leading new corporate government initiatives on Aboriginal affairs and supporting ministries in their areas of specific responsibilities. OSAA faces a number of new opportunities and challenges as a result of the announcement of the governments New Approach to Aboriginal Affairs in June 2005. The implementation of this new corporate Aboriginal policy with a range of implementation processes was accompanied by reorganization within the Secretariat designed to focus financial and human resources on the priority areas established by this new government policy. To address these challenges and opportunities, as well as the increased demand on the government to find effective and lasting solutions to Aboriginal-related matters, in this fiscal year OSAA will strengthen its leadership role and capacity in policy development.

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KEY STRATEGIES AND ACTIVITIES The key strategies and activities of the Ontario Secretariat for Aboriginal Affairs (OSAA) are as follows: Strategy Negotiations Activity Land Claims and Land-Related Issues OSAA undertakes the following Land Claims and Land-Related Issues activities: conducts land claim negotiations, and implements land claim settlement agreements on behalf of the province; considers Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal interests through a public involvement process; creates greater certainty with respect to property rights; and participates on behalf of Ontario in federally-led self-government negotiations where appropriate.

Where supported by a historical and legal basis, OSAA participates in land claim negotiations to achieve a resolution that: takes into consideration First Nation and non-Aboriginal interests through an enhanced public involvement process; creates greater clarity with respect to property rights; satisfies Ontario's legal obligations; and promotes social harmony and economic development in communities affected by land claims.

Strategy Corporate Coordination of Aboriginal Affairs Activity Policy Development and Coordination OSAA provides policy development and corporate coordination of Aboriginal matters for the government, including: corporate Aboriginal policy development, coordination and advice; managing and monitoring implementation of corporate policies, including initiatives related to the government's New Approach to Aboriginal Affairs; providing policy support and advice to guide partner ministries in addressing Aboriginal issues and matters within their mandates; working with and providing policy advice on Aboriginal issues and matters to government; emergency response coordination; and Aboriginal issues identification, coordination and management.

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Strategy Relationships Activity Relationships The Relationships function involves developing, coordinating and managing constructive relationships with Aboriginal peoples and organizations, both on- and off-reserve. It also guides Ontario's relationships with the federal government and other provincial/territorial governments in regard to Aboriginal matters. The Relationships function provides corporate coordination of Aboriginal matters for the government in the areas of: Aboriginal relations coordination; Federal/provincial/territorial (FPT) relations; Federal/provincial/territorial/Aboriginal (FPTA) relations; and Corporate program delivery and project management of priority Aboriginal affairs projects with government-wide implications.

Strategy Corporate Administration Activity Corporate Administration The key strategies and activities are supported by the Corporate Administration Activity, which includes the Office of the Assistant Deputy Minister and Secretary for Aboriginal Affairs; the Communications Unit; and the Business Services Unit. The Legal Services Branch provides legal services support. These contribute to the overall vision and objectives of the Secretariat in providing support to the government and its ministries, contributing to the economic growth and capacity building of Aboriginal communities leading to improved opportunities and a better future for Aboriginal children and youth.

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MINISTRY CONTRIBUTION TO KEY GOVERNMENT PRIORITIES AND RESULTS The Secretariat's Results-based Plan falls within the area of Vital Public Interest. Its primary activities are all linked directly with the government's New Approach to Aboriginal Affairs announced in June 2005. Similarly, it supports the government's priorities through its lead role and responsibility for implementation of the New Approach.

Ministry Contribution to Key Priorities & Results

Key Results

Priorities

Serving Public Interest

Serving Public Interest

Serving Public Interest

Public Interest

Public Interest

Public Interest

Strategies

Corporate Coordination of Aboriginal Affairs

Corporate Coordination of Aboriginal Affairs

Negotiations

Major Activities

Corporate Administration
Policy Development and Coordination Relationships Land and Land Claim Negotiations

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KEY MINISTRY ACHIEVEMENTS Over the 2006-07 fiscal year, OSAA continued to make progress on the initiatives outlined in the governments New Approach to Aboriginal Affairs, including bilateral and tripartite relationships processes such as the Intergovernmental Relations Forum. In partnership with Nishnawbe Aski Nation, Ontario has established the Northern Table a political forum to address the unique challenges in achieving prosperity and well being in the North. In April 2007 the Province and the Nishnawbe Aski Nation signed the Northern Table Letter of Political Agreement. The third annual meeting between the Premier, the Minister Responsible for Aboriginal Affairs and Aboriginal leaders was held in February 2007. OSAA released the Draft Guidelines for Ministries on Consultation with Aboriginal Peoples Related to Aboriginal Rights and Treaty Rights in June 2006. The document was provided to various Aboriginal groups for review. OSAA has begun a period of engagement with Aboriginal peoples and non-Aboriginal stakeholders to receive input on the Draft Consultation Guidelines. The Secretariat has also engaged ministries and Crown agencies across the Ontario Public Service and provided training and advice in matters related to consultation and engagement of Aboriginal peoples and communities. In anticipation of the Report of the Ipperwash Inquiry, OSAA established a unit that will operate within the Secretariat and lead the development, coordination and implementation of the governments response to the Inquirys Report. OSAA continued to make progress in the settlement of land claims and land-related issues. Land-related issues often involve negotiations, which may not be based on legal obligation, to establish land for additions to a reserve. This would be for the purpose of accommodating community growth or economic development. In October 2006 the settlement of the Sand Point land claim was finalized. OSAA Negotiations also led successful implementation of public consultation activities for Fort William First Nation in November 2006 and for Michipicoten First Nation in December 2006. The Secretariat continued to make progress on 11 active land claims as well as on the implementation of the Lake Nipigon (2005), Rainy River (2005) and Sand Point (2006) Settlement Agreements.

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Additionally, in 2006-07 Ontario, Six Nations representatives and the federal government began negotiating Six Nations land rights. OSAA negotiators worked with the Haudenosaunee/Six Nations to reduce the volatility that had been caused by the land dispute and consulted with all affected parties to mitigate the impact of the situation. OSAA created a negotiations team and a satellite office in Brantford which leads cross-ministry committees to resolve issues related to the land dispute in Caledonia and underlying grievances within the broader Haldimand Tract. As well, the Secretariat was successful in securing enhanced federal government involvement. OSAA has taken steps to ensure government transfer payments to Aboriginal organizations are managed in accordance with sound accounting principles and applicable government directives.

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PERFORMANCE MEASURES The Secretariat has established performance measures for all of its primary activity areas in order to establish both commitments and standards by which progress and achievement can be monitored. Policy Development and Coordination: Performance Measure: More effective and strategic corporate initiatives and specific policy development to address Ontarios shared priorities with Aboriginal people. Statement of Result: The number of specific new corporate policies developed under Ontarios New Approach to Aboriginal Affairs increased from the date of the inception of the New Approach in June 2005 to two in 2006-07, and is expected to reach four by the end of 2007-08. New Corporate Policies
5 4 3 2 1 0 2004-05 4 2 0 2005-06 3 2 ACHIEVEMENT TARGET

2006-07

2007-08*

NOTE: Implementation of the "New Approach to Aboriginal Affairs" in June 2005 created new performance measure and baseline as of 2005-06. * Projected

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Relationships: Performance Measure: Stronger, more effective relationships will be developed with Aboriginal people. Statement of Result: The number of new relationship processes established through the implementation of the New Approach to Aboriginal Affairs has increased from 16 at the date of the implementation of the New Approach in June 2005 to 17 in 2006-07 and is targeted to reach 18 by the end of 2007-08. Relationships
20 15 10 5 0 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08* ACHIEVEMENT TARGET

NOTE: Implementation of the "New Approach to Aboriginal Affairs" in June 2005 created new performance measure and baseline as of 2005-06. * Projected

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Land Claims and Land-Related Issues: Performance Measure: Increase the number of completed final settlement agreements on land claims and land-related issues in Ontario. Statement of Result: The number of completed final settlement agreements on land claims and land-related issues in Ontario has increased from 17 in 2003-04 to 21 in 2005-06 and is forecast to reach 23 in 2007-08. Completed Final Settlement Agreements
25 20 15 10 5 0 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08*

ACHIEVEMENT TARGET

NOTE: * Projected

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Ministry Organization Chart

Minister Responsible for Aboriginal Affairs Deputy Minister Responsible for Aboriginal Affairs Assistant Deputy Minister and Secretary for Aboriginal Affairs Negotiations Branch Six Nations/ Haldimand Unit Policy And Relationships Branch Legal Services Branch Ipperwash Unit Communications Director CAO

Communications Branch

Business Services Unit

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Legislation The Minister Responsible for Aboriginal Affairs (MRAA) has responsibilities for the following legislation: An Act to implement the Terms of a Settlement of all Claims arising out of the Contamination by Mercury and other Pollutants of the English and Wabigoon and Related River Systems (English and Wabigoon River Systems Mercury Contamination Settlement Agreement Act, 1986) An Act respecting Land on Manitoulin Island, Barrie Island and Cockburn Island (Manitoulin, Barrie and Cockburn Islands Land Act, 1990)

Agencies, Boards and Commissions (ABCs) Grassy Narrows and Islington Bands Mercury Disability Board: The Grassy Narrows and Islington Bands Mercury Disability Board was established under the terms of the English and Wabigoon River Systems Mercury Contamination Settlement Agreement Act, 1986. The Disability Board administers the Grassy Narrows and Islington Bands Mercury Disability Fund. It reviews applications from those members of the Grassy Narrows and Islington First Nations claiming to suffer the effects of mercury poisoning from pollution of the English and Wabigoon River system and recommends disbursements from the Fund to compensate approved applicants. The Secretariat provides an annual contribution to the operating expenditures of the Board in the amount of $50,000, matched by the federal government. The Secretariat is also responsible for monitoring and maintaining the asset base of the Mercury Disability Fund, from which payments are made to approved claimants.

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MINISTRY FINANCIAL INFORMATION Table 1: Ministry Planned Expenditures 2007/08 ($M) Ontario Secretariat for Aboriginal Affairs Table 1: Operating and Capital Summary by Vote
The Ontario Secretariat for Aboriginal Affairs works to advance the governments approach in Aboriginal matters, protect the governments interests, address legal obligations, and work cooperatively with the federal government to benefit Aboriginal people in Ontario.

Votes/Programs

Estimates 2007/08 $

Change from Estimates 2006/07 $

Change %

Estimates 2006/07 $

Interim Actuals 2006/07 $

Actuals 2005/06 $

OPERATING AND CAPITAL Vote 2001 Total Including Special Warrants Less: Special Warrants Total to be voted Special Warrants Statutory Appropriations Consolidations Ministry Total Operating and Capital Assets Vote 2001 Total to be Voted Statutory Appropriations Total Assets to be Voted 28,365,000 28,365,000 -28,365,000 ---28,365,000 7,722,000 7,722,000 -7,722,000 ---7,722,000 37.4 37.4 -37.4 ---37.4 20,643,000 20,643,000 -20,643,000 ---20,643,000 24,416,900 24,416,900 -24,416,900 ---24,416,900 50,029,557 50,029,557 -50,029,557 ---50,029,557

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Ministry Planned Expenditure 2007/08 (%)


Policy Development and Coordination

14%

12% 34%

Relationships Negotiations

40%

Corporate Administration

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Table 2: Operating and Capital Summary by Vote ONTARIO SECRETARIAT FOR ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS Table 2: Operating and Capital Summary by Vote
The Ontario Secretariat for Aboriginal Affairs works to advance the governments approach in Aboriginal matters, protect the governments interests, address legal obligations, and work cooperatively with the federal government to benefit Aboriginal people in Ontario.
Votes/Programs Estimates 2007/08 * $ OPERATING AND CAPITAL Vote 2001 Total Including Special Warrants Less: Special Warrants Total to be voted Special Warrants Statutory Appropriations Consolidations Ministry Total Operating and Capital Assets Vote 2001 Total to be Voted Statutory Appropriations Total Assets to be Voted 28,365,000 28,365,000 -28,365,000 ---28,365,000 7,722,000 7,722,000 -7,722,000 ---7,722,000 37.4 37.4 -37.4 ---37.4 20,643,000 20,643,000 -20,643,000 ---20,643,000 24,416,900 24,416,900 -24,416,900 ---24,416,900 50,029,557 50,029,557 -50,029,557 ---50,029,557 Change from Estimates 2006/07 $ Estimates 2006/07 * $ Interim Actuals * 2006/07 $ Actuals 2005/06 $

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* Estimates for the previous fiscal year are re-stated to reflect any changes in ministry organization and/or program structure. Interim actuals reflect the numbers presented in the Ontario Budget.

For additional financial information, see: http://www.fin.gov.on.ca

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2005/06 Annual Report Ministry Achievements In the 2005-06 fiscal year, the Secretariat achieved results in the three key areas of its mandate. Corporate Coordination of Aboriginal Affairs and Relationships were advanced through the following OSAA activities: Continued to develop strong ties with First Nations communities and the federal government including preparations for the First Ministers Meeting (Link to Vital Public Interest) Participated in the First Ministers Meeting (FMM) on Aboriginal Issues, including the Determinants of Health, held November 2425, 2005 in Kelowna, B.C. Engaged in the June 2005 Intergovernmental Forum (IGF) between Ontario First Nations leadership and Ontario and federal ministers/representatives the first IGF in over seven years Continued progress on the governments New Approach to Aboriginal Affairs with initiation of the inaugural meeting of the Northern Table March 21, 2006.

Land Claims and Land-Related Issues were advanced thought the following OSAA activities: Signed a Final Settlement Agreement for the Rainy River Land Claim in May, 2005 Reached a Leasehold Settlement Agreement with Turton Penn (Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte) in November, 2005 Signed a Final Settlement Agreement with Lake Nipigon Ojibway First Nation in October, 2005 Signed a Final Agreement with Sand Point First Nation in 2006 Completed implementation of two land claim settlement agreements These settlements brought the total number of claims identified for settlement by the end of 2007/08 to five out of six There were thirteen claims under active negotiation as of February 2006.

OSAA takes steps to ensure government transfer payments to Aboriginal organizations are managed in accordance with sound accounting principles and applicable government directives. Table 1: Ministry Expenditures
Ministry Actual Expenditures ($M) 2005/06 Operating Capital Staff Strength (as of March 31, 2006) 48.4 1.6 62.8

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2006/07 Annual Report Ministry Achievements In the 2006-07 fiscal year, the Secretariat achieved results in the three key areas of its mandate. Corporate Coordination of Aboriginal Affairs and Relationships were advanced through the following OSAA activities: Released the Draft Guidelines for Ministries on Consultation with Aboriginal Peoples Related to Aboriginal Rights and Treaty Rights. Engaging ministries and Crown agencies across the OPS and providing training and advice in matters related to consultation and engagement of Aboriginal peoples and communities. Continued progress on the governments New Approach to Aboriginal Affairs including bilateral and tripartite relationships processes such as the Northern Table and the Intergovernmental Relations Forum. In anticipation of the Report of the Ipperwash Inquiry, establishment of a unit that will operate within the Secretariat and lead the development, coordination and implementation of the governments response to the Inquirys Report.

Land Claims and Land-Related Issues were advanced through the following OSAA activities: Managing issues arising from the land dispute in Caledonia through the initial undertaking of direct negotiation with Aboriginal protesters (the basis of which resulted in community support and ultimately court support for the negotiation process); providing the immediate support and response through the creation of a negotiations team and a satellite office in Brantford; providing support to the government in securing enhanced federal involvement and leadership on the file; leading cross-ministry committees to resolve issues related to the land dispute in Caledonia as well as underlying grievances within the broader Haldimand Tract. Continued progress on 12 other active land claims as well as implementation of the Lake Nipigon (2005), Rainy River (2005) and Sand Point (2006) Settlement Agreements. Successful implementation of public consultation activities for the Fort William First Nation (November 2006) and Michipicoten First Nation (December 2006).

OSAA takes steps to ensure government transfer payments to Aboriginal organizations are managed in accordance with sound accounting principles and applicable government directives.

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Table 2: Ministry Expenditures


Ministry Interim Actual Expenditures ($M) 2006/07 Operating Capital Staff Strength (as of March 31, 2007) 21.0 3.4 69.8

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Contact Information: Questions or comments about the ministrys Results-based Plan are welcomed. Please contact: Office of the Minister Responsible for Aboriginal Affairs Whitney Block, Room 6630 99 Wellesley Street West Toronto, Ontario M7A 1W3 (416) 314-2301 or Communications Services Branch Ontario Secretariat for Aboriginal Affairs 720 Bay Street, 4th Floor Toronto, Ontario M5G 2K1 (416) 326-4740 Further information about the ministry and its programs can be found on the ministry website at www.aboriginalaffairs.osaa.gov.on.ca

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