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Fiscal Models Supporting Comparability of Funding for Indigenous Self-Governments

Project NameFiscal Models Supporting Comparability of Funding for Indigenous Self-Governments
Year2017
Client SectorIndigenous Nation
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionA reimagining of fiscal arrangements for Indigenous governments in Canada based on first principles of fiscal federalism (in collaboration with Fiscal Realities Economists).

Financial Transfer Agreement Economic Issues - Location of the First Nation (Remoteness)

Project NameFinancial Transfer Agreement Economic Issues - Location of the First Nation (Remoteness)
Year2008
Client SectorIndigenous Nation
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionAnalysis of potential methods that could be used to address the effects of geographic location on the costs of providing public services in Yukon First Nation communities.

Financial Transfer Agreement Economic Issues - Appropriate Measure for Changes in Costs of Providing Public Services in SGYFN Communities

Project NameFinancial Transfer Agreement Economic Issues - Appropriate Measure for Changes in Costs of Providing Public Services in SGYFN Communities
Year2008
Client SectorIndigenous Nation
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionAnalysis of measures that could be used address changes in the costs over time of providing public services in Self-governing Yukon First Nation communities.

Yukon Self-governing First Nation Financial Transfer Agreement Review

Project NameYukon Self-governing First Nation Financial Transfer Agreement Review
Year2007
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionTechnical advisor for a review of the Yukon First Nation Financial Transfer Agreements that included conducted by Canada, the Yukon Government and seven Self-governing Yukon First Nations (Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun, Teslin Tlingit Council, Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation, Selkirk First Nation and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in).

Self-Government Financial Transfer Agreement Review – Fiscal Model

Project NameSelf-Government Financial Transfer Agreement Review – Fiscal Model
Year2004
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionDesign of a fiscal model intended to facilitate a review of the eight First Nation Financial Transfer Agreements in place between the Government of Canada and self-governing Yukon First Nations.

Yukon Land Use Planning Funding Analysis

Project NameYukon Land Use Planning Funding Analysis
Year2004
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionAn assessment with recommendations for how the Government of Yukon can ensure that the land use planning objectives of the Yukon First Nation final agreements are achieved to the fullest extent possible within negotiated funding constraints.

Kwanlin Dun First Nation Property Tax Project

Project NameKwanlin Dun First Nation Property Tax Project
Year2002
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionA review of the property tax assessment and payment-in-lieu system applied to Kwanlin Dun First Nation lands in the City of Whitehorse.

Yukon First Nation ‘Own Source Revenues’

Project NameYukon First Nation 'Own Source Revenues’
Year2002
Client SectorPrivate
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionA summary analysis of the role of 'own source revenues’ in the Yukon First Nation fiscal framework.

Self-Government Agreement Implementation - Cost Savings Implications for Yukon Justice

Project NameSelf-Government Agreement Implementation - Cost Savings Implications for Yukon Justice
Year2001
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionAn assessment of relevant implications for Yukon Justice vis à vis the program and service transfer agreement and cost saving provisions of the Yukon First Nation self-government agreements.

Fiscal Provisions of the Yukon First Nation Self-Government Agreements

Project NameFiscal Provisions of the Yukon First Nation Self-Government Agreements
Year2001
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionA series of six plain language articles which document the major fiscal provisions of the Yukon First Nation Self-government Agreements.

Yukon First Nation Tax Training Program

Project NameYukon First Nation Tax Training Program
Year2001
Client SectorIndigenous Nation
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionA training plan constructed in anticipation of the tax-related training requirements of Yukon First Nation governments.

Yukon First Nation Pension Plan Pre-feasibility Assessment

Project NameYukon First Nation Pension Plan Pre-feasibility Assessment
Year2001
Client SectorIndigenous Nation
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionA summary of established public sector pension plans in the Yukon and a preliminary examination of design considerations for a Yukon First Nation pension plan.

Measuring Cost Savings and New and Incremental Costs under Yukon Self-Government Agreements

Project NameMeasuring Cost Savings and New and Incremental Costs under Yukon Self-Government Agreements
Year2000
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionA discussion paper prepared to assist the Government of Yukon with the implementation of Section 18 of the Yukon First Nation Self-government Agreements, including administration of justice provisions.

“Tax Monies – Opening Doors to Self-government”

Project Name“Tax Monies – Opening Doors to Self-government”
Year2000
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionAn article describing the First Nation personal income tax sharing arrangements in the Yukon published in the Winter/Spring 2001 edition of Visions North - Talking About Yukon Land Claims.

Taxation Aspects of the Yukon Land Claim Agreements

Project NameTaxation Aspects of the Yukon Land Claim Agreements
Year2000
Client SectorIndigenous Nation
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionA background briefing prepared for a presentation to the Council for Yukon First Nations by the Indian Taxation Advisory Board.

Yukon Land Claim Closure Options

Project NameYukon Land Claim Closure Options
Year2000
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionAn analysis of various options available to the Government of Yukon to facilitate the conclusion of the outstanding Yukon land claim negotiations.

Residency Grant Act Changes

Project NameResidency Grant Act Changes
Year2014
Client SectorIndigenous Nation
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionAn analysis of the effectiveness of a First Nation tax measure designed to encourage residency on Settlement Land and expansion of the tax base for personal income tax.

Tax Optimization Options

Project NameTax Optimization Options
Year2014
Client SectorIndigenous Nation
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionAnalysis and identification of the factors affecting the quantum of goods and services tax and personal income tax revenues collected by a self-governing Yukon First Nation.

Five-Year Budget Forecasting

Project NameFive-Year Budget Forecasting
Year2014
Client SectorIndigenous Nation
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionTime series analysis and visualization of the drivers affecting revenues and expenditures for a Yukon First Nation government.

Performance Measurement and Evaluation Template for Self-Governing Yukon First Nations

Project NamePerformance Measurement and Evaluation Template for Self-Governing Yukon First Nations
Year2013
Client SectorIndigenous Nation
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionA generic template designed to introduce staff of self-governing Yukon First Nations to fundamental performance measurement and evaluation concepts, accompanied by two examples of how the template can be applied.

Common Land Titles Act and Land Titles Registry System for Self-governing Yukon First Nations: Cost Sharing Options

Project NameCommon Land Titles Act and Land Titles Registry System for Self-governing Yukon First Nations: Cost Sharing Options
Year2013
Client SectorIndigenous Nation
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionDevelopment of a series of options for how Self-governing Yukon First Nations can pay equitable shares of intellectual property costs associated with the drafting of a Common Land Titles Act and construction of a Land Titles Registry System.

Cost Recovery and Fee-for Service Options Paper

Project NameCost Recovery and Fee-for Service Options Paper
Year2014
Client SectorIndigenous Nation
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionIdentification and assessment of opportunities for cost recovery and fee-for-service arrangements for services delivered by the Council for Yukon First Nations.

Introduction to Performance Budgeting

Project NameIntroduction to Performance Budgeting
Year2009
Client SectorIndigenous Nation
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionA short seminar on the features and potential applications of performance budgeting delivered to the senior management team of a self-governing Yukon First Nation.

Security Matrix and Compensation Checklist for Self-Governing Yukon First Nations

Project NameSecurity Matrix and Compensation Checklist for Self-Governing Yukon First Nations
Year2013
Client SectorIndigenous Nation
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionA framework and compensation system designed to ensure that Category A Settlement Land surface areas are returned to their pre-disturbance state upon completion of sub-surface resource extraction activities.

Teslin Municipal Boundary Expansion Assessment

Project NameTeslin Municipal Boundary Expansion Assessment
Year2016
Client SectorIndigenous Nation
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionA research paper prepared to assist the Teslin Tlingit Council assess the long-term economic development, fiscal and governance implications of a municipal boundary expansion proposed by the Village of Teslin.

Self-governing YFN Financial Transfer Agreement Review Conceptual Considerations for “Adjustors”

Project NameSelf-governing YFN Financial Transfer Agreement Review Conceptual Considerations for “Adjustors”
Year2014
Client SectorIndigenous Nation
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionA background memo with three questions drafted to spark a working group discussion around improvements to price and population adjustors used to escalate fiscal transfers to self-governing Yukon First Nations.

First Nation Fiscal Measures

Project NameFirst Nation Fiscal Measures
Year2002
Client SectorIndigenous Nation
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionA three-day workshop on the fiscal measures potentially available to First Nations south of 60.

Yukon First Nation Taxation and Revenues

Project NameYukon First Nation Taxation and Revenues
Year2003
Client SectorIndigenous Nation
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionA short course (in web format) on the key taxation and revenue provisions of the Yukon First Nation final and self-government agreements.

EDP 104 Community and Economic Development

Project NameEDP 104 Community and Economic Development
Year2010
Client SectorIndigenous Nation
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionDesign and delivery of a 3 credit Yukon College course on community and economic development tailored to the current circumstances of the self-governing Champagne and Aishihik First Nations.

FNGP 104 Community and Economic Development

Project NameFNGP 104 Community and Economic Development
Year2012
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionDelivery of a 3 credit Yukon College course on community and economic development tailored to the governance circumstances of the self-governing Yukon First Nations.

Yukon Tax Sharing

Project NameYukon Tax Sharing
Year2000
Client SectorIndigenous Nation
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionA short course on the evolution of personal income tax sharing between the governments of Canada, the Yukon and seven Yukon First Nations.

Fundamentals of Public Finance

Project NameFundamentals of Public Finance
Year2000
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionA two-day workshop on the revenue/expenditure authorities and financial accountability responsibilities of governments in Canada.

Yukon Financial Advisory Panel - Potential Implications for Yukon First Nations

Project NameYukon Financial Advisory Panel - Potential Implications for Yukon First Nations
Year2018
Client SectorIndigenous Nation
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionIdentification of potential implications for First Nation governments and First Nation individuals in Yukon communities arising from the 43 options presented by the 2017 Yukon Financial Advisory Panel. Recommendations for strengthening the fiscal aspects of the government-to-government relationship between Yukon and Yukon First Nation governments.

Citizen Services Project

Project NameCitizen Services Project
Year2017
Client SectorIndigenous Nation
Focus AreaFirst Nation Fiscal Arrangements
  
DescriptionImplementation guidance for the transformation of the CAFN government to a governing institution which truly reflects the values, culture and traditions of the CAFN people.