On October 21, 2005, the Government announced its commitment to proactively disclose the awarding of grants and contributions over $25,000 as part of its Management Improvement Agenda.

This web site provides information on grants and contributions awarded by the Parks Canada Agency between January 1, 2006 and March 31, 2018.

The rules and principles governing government grants and contributions are outlined in the Treasury Board Policy on Transfer Payments. Transfer payments are transfers of money, goods, services or assets made from an appropriation to individuals, organizations or other levels of government, without the federal government directly receiving goods or services in return, but which may require the recipient to provide a report or other information subsequent to receiving payment. These expenditures are reported in the Public Accounts of Canada. The major types of transfer payments are grants, contributions and 'other transfer payments'.

New Guidelines on the Reporting of Grants and Contributions Awards came into effect on April 1, 2018. Under these new guidelines, all departments are required to post all Grants and Contributions, including those under $25,000, on the Open Canada website beginning with quarterly data for April 1 to June 30, 2018 (available as of August 31, 2018).