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The ministry focuses its efforts on activities which support a stronger Ontario in the creation of jobs in today's and future economies by: implementing research and innovation policies and programs based on expert advice to ensure an agenda to deliver excellence, performance and results; working closely with our partner ministries to implement programs to achieve future social, environmental and economic benefits; and fostering a culture of innovation and showcasing Ontario, nationally and internationally, as an innovation-based economy and society.

The ministry's key priorities are: extracting value from Ontario's excellence in research and commercialization; focusing investment in areas where Ontario can be globally competitive; leveraging skills, knowledge and funding; developing an innovation-friendly business climate; and enhancing the Ontario government's role as a catalyst for change.

MINISTRY PROGRAM SUMMARY
($)
VOTE PROGRAM

Estimates
2010-11

Estimates
2009-10

Difference
Between
2010-11
and
2009-10

Actual
2008-09

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
4301   Research and Innovation Program 365,706,400 394,393,600 (28,687,200) 340,620,405
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 365,706,400 394,393,600 (28,687,200) 340,620,405
Statutory Appropriations 65,014 115,014 (50,000) 65,968
  Ministry Total Operating Expense 365,771,414 394,508,614 (28,737,200) 340,686,373
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Colleges (3,640,000) (2,130,000) (1,510,000) -
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Hospitals (11,700,000) (11,796,300) 96,300 (20,397,280)
   Other Adjustment - Ontario Capital Growth Corporation (22,200,000) 23,420,000 (45,620,000) (89,302,553)
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 328,231,414 404,002,314 (75,770,900) 230,986,540
           
  OPERATING ASSETS        
4301   Research and Innovation Program 7,849,000 7,848,000 1,000 -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 7,849,000 7,848,000 1,000 -
  Ministry Total Operating Assets 7,849,000 7,848,000 1,000 -
           
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
4301   Research and Innovation Program 89,997,000 111,905,000 (21,908,000) 80,553,143
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 89,997,000 111,905,000 (21,908,000) 80,553,143
Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - -
  Ministry Total Capital Expense 89,998,000 111,906,000 (21,908,000) 80,553,143
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Hospitals (6,700,000) (13,200,000) 6,500,000 (16,077,373)
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 83,298,000 98,706,000 (15,408,000) 64,475,770
           
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
4301   Research and Innovation Program 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
  Ministry Total Capital Assets 1,000 1,000 - -
           
  Ministry Total Operating and Capital Including Consolidation and Other Adjustments (not including Assets) 411,529,414 502,708,314 (91,178,900) 295,462,310