Summary

The Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility strives to improve the quality of life for seniors and people with disabilities by changing perceptions and promoting the benefits of an inclusive, age-diverse, accessible Ontario where everyone is respected and able to participate. The Ministry works across government, and with community, business and other partners to deliver programs and services to create social and economic environments that: i) supports seniors in staying safe, healthy, active, independent, and engaged in their communities, and ii) creates conditions to remove barriers so that people with disabilities can live independently and fully participate in their communities and economy. The Ministry also oversees the Seniors Active Living Centres Act, 2017, the Retirement Homes Act, 2010, the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

Ministry Program Summary

VoteProgram

Estimates
2020-21

Estimates
2019-20

Difference
between
2020-21
and
2019-20

Actual
2018-19

 

Operating expense

 

 

 

 

3501

Ministry Administration Program

$4,210,800

$4,391,800

($181,000)

$4,182,464

3502

Seniors and Accessibility Policy Program

$37,966,700

$24,211,300

$13,755,400

$25,315,483

3503

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities

$16,054,400

$19,451,100

($3,396,700)

$16,231,300

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$58,231,900

$48,054,200

$10,177,700

$45,729,247

 

Statutory appropriations

$66,014

$47,841

$18,173

$49,301

 

Ministry total operating expense

$58,297,914

$48,102,041

$10,195,873

$45,778,548

 

Consolidation adjustment - General Real Estate Portfolio

($150,000)

($259,900)

$109,900

($226,179)

 

Consolidation adjustment - Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation

-

-

-

($100,000)

 

Total including consolidation & other adjustments

$58,147,914

$47,842,141

$10,305,773

$45,452,369

 

Operating assets

 

 

 

 

3501

Ministry Administration Program

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

 

Total operating assets to be voted

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

 

Ministry total operating assets

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

 

Capital expense

 

 

 

 

3501

Ministry Administration Program

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

3502

Seniors and Accessibility Policy Program

$2,000

$3,002,000

($3,000,000)

$6,843,900

 

Total capital expense to be voted

$3,000

$3,003,000

($3,000,000)

$6,843,900

 

Statutory appropriations

$2,000

$2,000

-

-

 

Ministry total capital expense

$5,000

$3,005,000

($3,000,000)

$6,843,900

 

Consolidation adjustment - General Real Estate Portfolio

-

-

-

($142,583)

 

Total including consolidation & other adjustments

$5,000

$3,005,000

($3,000,000)

$6,701,317

 

Capital assets

 

 

 

 

3501

Ministry Administration Program

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

3502

Seniors and Accessibility Policy Program

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

 

Total capital assets to be voted

$2,000

$2,000

-

-

 

Ministry total capital assets

$2,000

$2,000

-

-

 

Ministry total operating and capital including consolidation and other adjustments (not including assets)

$58,152,914

$50,847,141

$7,305,773

$52,153,686

Reconciliation to previously published data

Operating expense

2019-20
Estimates

2018-19
Actual

Total operating expense previously published footnote 1

$48,102,041

$26,778,245

Government reorganization

 

 

Transfer of functions from other Ministries

-

$19,000,303

Restated total operating expense$48,102,041$45,778,548

Capital expense

2019-20
Estimates

2018-19
Actual

Total capital expense previously published footnote 2

$3,005,000

$5,500,000

Government reorganization

 

 

Transfer of functions from other Ministries

-

$1,343,900

Restated total capital expense$3,005,000$6,843,900

Ministry Administration Program - vote 3501

The Ministry Administration Program includes the Offices of the Minister and Deputy Minister, and provides strategic management, leadership and advice, communications, information technology, administrative services and accommodations in support of the ministry and government priorities.

Vote summary

Item numberItem

Estimates
2020-21

Estimates
2019-20

Difference
between
2020-21
and
2019-20

Actual
2018-19

 

Operating expense

 

 

 

 

1

Ministry Administration

$4,210,800

$4,391,800

($181,000)

$4,182,464

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$4,210,800

$4,391,800

($181,000)

$4,182,464

S

Minister's Salary, the Executive Council Act

$47,841

$47,841

-

$49,301

S

Parliamentary Assistant's Salary, the Executive Council Act

$16,173

-

$16,173

-

 

Total Statutory appropriations

$64,014

$47,841

$16,173

$49,301

 

Total operating expense

$4,274,814

$4,439,641

($164,827)

$4,231,765

 

Operating assets

 

 

 

 

10

Accounts receivable

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

 

Total operating assets to be voted

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

 

Total operating assets

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

 

Capital expense

 

 

 

 

3

Ministry Administration — Capital

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

 

Total capital expense to be voted

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

S

Amortization, the Financial Administration Act

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

 

Total statutory appropriations

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

 

Total capital expense

$2,000

$2,000

-

-

 

Capital assets

 

 

 

 

2

Ministry Administration — Capital

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

 

Total capital assets to be voted

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

 

Total capital assets

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

Standard account by item and sub-items

Vote-
item
number
Standard account by item and sub-items

Amount

 

Operating expense

 

3501-1

Ministry Administration

 

 

Salaries and wages

$3,290,200

 

Employee benefits

$386,300

 

Transportation and communication

$49,800

 

Services

$455,900

 

Supplies and equipment

$28,600

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$4,210,800

 

Statutory appropriations

 

Statutory

Minister's Salary, the Executive Council Act

$47,841

Statutory

Parliamentary Assistant's Salary, the Executive Council Act

$16,173

 

Total operating expense for Ministry Administration Program

$4,274,814

 

Operating assets

 

3501-10

Accounts receivable

 

 

Advances and recoverable amounts

 

 

Advances and recoverable - in-year recoveries

$1,000

 

Total operating assets to be voted

$1,000

 

Total operating assets for Ministry Administration Program

$1,000

 

Capital expense

 

3501-3

Ministry Administration – Capital

 

 

Other transactions

$1,000

 

Total capital expense to be voted

$1,000

 

Statutory appropriations

 

 

Other transactions

 

Statutory

Amortization, the Financial Administration Act

$1,000

 

Total capital expense for Ministry Administration Program

$2,000

 

Capital assets

 

3501-2

Ministry Administration – Capital

 

 

Leasehold improvements

$1,000

 

Total capital assets to be voted

$1,000

 

Total capital assets for Ministry Administration Program

$1,000

Seniors and Accessibility Policy Program - vote 3502

The Ministry develops and implements policy, programs and strategic partnerships across government to help older adults and people with disabilities stay independent, healthy, active, and socially connected in their communities and the economy. This includes initiatives that foster age-friendly and barrier free communities; support aging Ontarians in staying healthy, active, connected and safe, while maximizing their ongoing learning, employment, independence and dignity (e.g., Seniors Community Grant program, Seniors’ Active Living Centres programs, etc.); partner with communities to prevent and address elder abuse; oversee the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority ensuring senior residents in retirement homes are safe and receive quality care; promote accessibility and help people with disabilities realize their full potential; provide financial support to not-for-profit community organizations that service seniors and people with disabilities; and collaborate with all ministries to implement the public service’s multi-year accessibility plan and prevent barriers in government policies, programs, and front-line services.

Vote summary

Item numberItem

Estimates
2020-21

Estimates
2019-20

Difference
between
2020-21
and
2019-20

Actual
2018-19

 

Operating expense

 

 

 

 

1

Seniors and Accessibility Policy Program

$37,966,700

$24,211,300

$13,755,400

$25,315,483

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$37,966,700

$24,211,300

$13,755,400

$25,315,483

S

Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act

$1,000

-

$1,000

-

 

Total statutory appropriations

$1,000

-

$1,000

-

 

Total operating expense

$37,967,700

$24,211,300

$13,756,400

$25,315,483

 

Capital expense

 

 

 

 

3

Seniors and Accessibility Policy Program

$2,000

$3,002,000

($3,000,000)

$6,843,900

 

Total capital expense to be voted

$2,000

$3,002,000

($3,000,000)

$6,843,900

S

Amortization, the Financial Administration Act

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

 

Total statutory appropriations

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

 

Total capital expense

$3,000

$3,003,000

($3,000,000)

$6,843,900

 

Capital assets

 

 

 

 

2

Seniors and Accessibility Policy Program

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

 

Total capital assets to be voted

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

 

Total capital assets

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

Standard account by item and sub-items

Vote-
item
number
Standard account by item and sub-items

Amount

 

Operating expense

 

3502-1

Seniors and Accessibility Policy Program

 

 

Salaries and wages

$4,633,500

 

Employee benefits

$532,900

 

Transportation and communication

$48,500

 

Services

$1,190,900

 

Supplies and equipment

$68,000

 

Transfer payments

 

 

Seniors Affairs Transfer Payment

$31,492,900

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$37,966,700

 

Statutory appropriations

 

Statutory

Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act

 

 

Other transactions

$1,000

 

Total operating expense for Seniors and Accessibility Policy Program

$37,967,700

 

Capital expense

 

3502-3

Seniors and Accessibility Policy Program

 

 

Other transactions

$2,000

 

Total capital expense to be voted

$2,000

 

Statutory Appropriation

 

 

Other transactions

 

Statutory

Amortization, the Financial Administration Act

$1,000

 

Total capital expense for Seniors and Accessibility Policy Program

$3,000

 

Capital assets

 

3502-2

Seniors and Accessibility Policy Program

 

 

Investments in Tangible Capital Asset

$1,000

 

Total capital assets to be voted

$1,000

 

Total capital assets for Seniors and Accessibility Policy Program

$1,000

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities - vote 3503

The Ministry oversees the development and implementation of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and its regulation O.Reg. 191/11 Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation. This includes the review and development of standards and regulations under the AODA and compliance and enforcement of the AODA.

The Ministry conducts a number of outreach and public education activities and provides practical support and training e.g., webinars, and educational materials for disability, private and not-for-profit and boarder public sector organizations to help them remove barriers to accessibility and comply with the AODA.

The Ministry also administers the EnAbling Change transfer payment program which provides funding to not-for-profit, disability, industry and professional associations to develop resources to educate stakeholders about the AODA and broader accessibility.

The Ministry promotes employment of people with disabilities by working with employers and disability organizations to champion the business case and economic benefits of hiring people with disabilities.

Vote summary

Item numberItem

Estimates
2020-21

Estimates
2019-20

Difference
between
2020-21
and
2019-20

Actual
2018-19

 

Operating expense

 

 

 

 

1

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities

$16,054,400

$19,451,100

($3,396,700)

$16,231,300

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$16,054,400

$19,451,100

($3,396,700)

$16,231,300

S

Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act

$1,000

-

$1,000

-

 

Total statutory appropriations

$1,000

-

$1,000

-

 

Total operating expense

$16,055,400

$19,451,100

($3,395,700)

$16,231,300

Standard account by item and sub-items

Vote-
item
number
Standard account by item and sub-items

Amount

Amount

 

Operating expense

 

 

3503-1

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities

 

 

 

Salaries and wages

 

$6,720,500

 

Employee benefits

 

$991,200

 

Transportation and communication

 

$191,400

 

Services

 

$5,564,100

 

Supplies and equipment

 

$287,200

 

Transfer payments

 

 

 

Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification Program™

$800,000

 

 

Accessibility Transfer Payment

$1,500,000

$2,300,000

 

Total operating expense to be voted

 

$16,054,400

 

Statutory appropriations

 

 

 

Other transactions

 

 

Statutory

Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act

 

$1,000

 

Total operating expense for Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities

 

$16,055,400