Component: Adults' DS Community Support Services

Legislation: French Language Services Act (FLSA)

Service description

The Canada-Ontario (CAN-ON) Agreement on French-language services (FLS) is a bilateral agreement between the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario. The purpose of the CAN-ON Agreement on FLS is to provide funding to ensure the continued development, enhancement and accessibility of quality French-language services for Ontario's Francophone community, in accordance with obligations under the French Language Services Act, 1986.

People served

Vulnerable Francophone populations, including persons with developmental disabilities.

Program / service features

CAN-ON supports projects that:

  • Improve accessibility and quality of community and social services in French for vulnerable Francophone populations
  • Enhance the development of integrated services for vulnerable Francophone populations

Specific service provided

Developmental Services (DS) CAN-ON.

Ensure the planning and optimal delivery of FLS for vulnerable Francophone populations, including persons with developmental disabilities.

Program goals

Ensure access and quality of social and community services in French for vulnerable Francophone populations, including persons with developmental disabilities.

Ministry expectations

  • Projects should be time-limited, and/or demonstrate sustainability beyond the one-time funding that is available
  • Projects should outline concrete outcomes, including performance measures that are SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and have a particular timeline)
  • Projects should give consideration to partnerships, cross-sectoral/interministerial collaboration and creative/innovative thinking
  • Projects receiving CAN-ON funding are required to report that progress is being made toward attaining the stated objectives, interim and final reports are required for each project every year of the initiative’s duration and must be submitted to the MCCSS FLS Unit within the prescribed timeframe. These reports are reviewed by the MCCSS FLS Unit to ensure that the terms and conditions of funding are being met

Reporting requirements

  • The full yearly contribution of federal funds is flowed to the ministry prior to the end of each fiscal year that the project is funded following the production of an interim financial report provided by the MCCSS FLS Unit detailing
  • The actual expenditures incurred by each project prior to September 30, and
  • The total expenditures anticipated until March 31 of the fiscal year in question

Submission of the interim report must be done in the form provided by the MCCSS FLS Unit and as at the time communicated by the MCCSS FLS Unit.

  • In addition, for each year that a project is funded, the ministry must submit a final report to the FLS Unit detailing
  • The results of the preceding fiscal year, based on the measures, performance indicators and outcomes set forth in the project submission, and
  • The actual expenditures up to March 31 of the preceding fiscal year

Submission of the final report must be done in the form provided by the MCCSS FLS Unit and as at the time communicated by the MCCSS FLS Unit

  • The interim and final reports must be certified by a duly authorized financial officer of the ministry
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DS CAN-ON: Ministry-funded Agency Expenditures

Total ministry-funded expenses for the Transfer Payment Recipient under Program Supports & Service Planning in the reporting year (cumulative).