MAIN HEADING: POLICY, JUSTICE PROGRAMS AND AGENCIES PROGRAM - VOTE 303

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This program oversees the administration, coordination and delivery of the Ministry’s policy and legislative development and social/family justice programs across Ontario. The Division manages the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee, Office of the Children’s Lawyer, Bail Verification and Supervision Program, Supervised Access Program, and the Special Investigations Unit. The Division provides for the operation and oversight of the agencies, boards and commissions within the Ministry. This includes the Environment and Land Tribunals of Ontario consisting of the Assessment Review Board, Board of Negotiation, Conservation Review Board, Environmental Review Tribunal and Ontario Municipal Board, the cluster of social justice adjudicative tribunals including the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Social Benefits Tribunal, Child and Family Services Review Board, Custody Review Board, Ontario Special Education Tribunals (French and English) and the Landlord and Tenant Board, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, the Ontario Human Rights Commission, the Human Rights Legal Support Centre, the Office of the Independent Police Review Director and Legal Aid Ontario. The Ministry is also responsible for the administration of public inquiries and the Ministry’s Federal-Provincial-Territorial relations. In its policy role, the Division is responsible for the Attorney General’s policy and legislative agenda and for providing strategic and legal policy advice.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2011-12

Estimates
2010-11

Difference
Between
2011-12
and
2010-11

Actual
2009-10

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Social Justice Programs and Policy Division 102,936,700 101,078,700 1,858,000 97,698,431
2 Legal Aid Ontario 332,569,100 317,781,100 14,788,000 315,938,691
4 Agencies, Boards and Commissions 72,558,200 74,452,300 (1,894,100) 79,469,863
7 Social Justice Tribunals 47,460,500 46,711,100 749,400 46,051,782
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 555,524,500 540,023,200 15,501,300 539,158,767
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Operating Expense 555,525,500 540,024,200 15,501,300 539,158,767
  OPERATING ASSETS        
- Legal Aid Ontario - 20,000 (20,000) -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED - 20,000 (20,000) -
  Total Operating Assets - 20,000 (20,000) -
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
5 Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies 1,000 2,000 (1,000) -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,000 2,000 (1,000) -
Statutory Amortization, the Financial Administration Act 341,200 186,500 154,700 -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 341,200 186,500 154,700 -
  Total Capital Expense 342,200 188,500 153,700 -
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
6 Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies 397,000 918,000 (521,000) 168,205
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 397,000 918,000 (521,000) 168,205
  Total Capital Assets 397,000 918,000 (521,000) 168,205



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
303-1 Social Justice Programs and Policy Division      
  Salaries and wages     50,048,000
  Employee benefits     6,282,700
  Transportation and communication     1,762,100
  Services     29,696,900
  Supplies and equipment     1,043,400
  Transfer payments      
     Supervised Access   7,939,700  
     Bail Verification and Supervision   6,237,900  
     Victims of Abuse   1,000 14,178,600
  Subtotal     103,011,700
  Less: Recoveries     75,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     102,936,700
  Sub-Items:      
  Policy and Agency Relations      
  Salaries and wages   5,972,400  
  Employee benefits   656,700  
  Transportation and communication   46,200  
  Services   36,800  
  Supplies and equipment   40,700 6,752,800
  Children's Lawyer      
  Salaries and wages   7,512,500  
  Employee benefits   935,800  
  Transportation and communication   240,800  
  Services   25,184,200  
  Supplies and equipment   153,000  
  Subtotal   34,026,300  
  Less: Recoveries   75,000 33,951,300
  Public Guardian and Trustee/Accountant of the Ontario Court (General Division)      
  Salaries and wages   30,410,100  
  Employee benefits   3,783,300  
  Transportation and communication   1,231,300  
  Services   4,064,600  
  Supplies and equipment   555,000 40,044,300
  Supervised Access      
  Salaries and wages   295,000  
  Employee benefits   52,800  
  Transportation and communication   26,600  
  Services   92,900  
  Supplies and equipment   14,100  
  Transfer payments      
     Supervised Access   7,939,700 8,421,100
  Bail Verification and Supervision      
  Salaries and wages   66,900  
  Employee benefits   9,500  
  Transportation and communication   2,200  
  Services   23,900  
  Supplies and equipment   2,200  
  Transfer payments      
     Bail Verification and Supervision   6,237,900 6,342,600
  Victims of Abuse      
  Transfer payments      
     Victims of Abuse   1,000 1,000
  Special Investigations Unit      
  Salaries and wages   5,791,100  
  Employee benefits   844,600  
  Transportation and communication   215,000  
  Services   294,500  
  Supplies and equipment   278,400 7,423,600
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     102,936,700
303-2 Legal Aid Ontario      
  Transfer payments      
     Legal Aid Fund - Reinvestment   20,000  
     Legal Aid Fund Certificates - Client Services   267,920,100  
     Legal Aid Fund Certificates - Administration   27,348,100  
     Legal Aid Fund Community Legal Clinics   37,280,900 332,569,100
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     332,569,100
303-4 Agencies, Boards and Commissions      
  Salaries and wages     61,607,300
  Employee benefits     9,569,500
  Transportation and communication     4,069,900
  Services     16,907,400
  Supplies and equipment     2,456,100
  Transfer payments      
     Human Rights Legal Support Centre   5,336,200  
     Law Commission of Ontario   1,000 5,337,200
  Subtotal     99,947,400
  Less: Recoveries     27,389,200
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     72,558,200
  Sub-Items:      
  Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario      
  Salaries and wages   40,696,700  
  Employee benefits   7,411,400  
  Transportation and communication   2,061,100  
  Services   10,297,000  
  Supplies and equipment   1,484,800  
  Subtotal   61,951,000  
  Less: Recoveries   27,389,200 34,561,800
  Assessment Review Board      
  Salaries and wages   5,427,600  
  Employee benefits   576,900  
  Transportation and communication   756,700  
  Services   1,950,400  
  Supplies and equipment   224,900 8,936,500
  Ontario Municipal Board      
  Salaries and wages   5,915,600  
  Employee benefits   731,500  
  Transportation and communication   682,500  
  Services   603,400  
  Supplies and equipment   91,000 8,024,000
  Environmental Review Tribunal      
  Salaries and wages   1,058,100  
  Employee benefits   127,100  
  Transportation and communication   50,000  
  Services   390,600  
  Supplies and equipment   50,000 1,675,800
  Ontario Human Rights Commission      
  Salaries and wages   4,598,400  
  Employee benefits   330,800  
  Transportation and communication   224,300  
  Services   436,200  
  Supplies and equipment   31,300 5,621,000
  Human Rights Legal Support Centre      
  Transfer payments      
     Human Rights Legal Support Centre   5,336,200 5,336,200
  Royal Commissions      
  Services   1,000 1,000
  Law Commission of Ontario      
  Transfer payments      
     Law Commission of Ontario   1,000 1,000
  Public Inquiries      
  Services   1,000 1,000
  Office of the Independent Police Review Director      
  Salaries and wages   3,910,900  
  Employee benefits   391,800  
  Transportation and communication   295,300  
  Services   3,227,800  
  Supplies and equipment   574,100 8,399,900
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     72,558,200
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
303-7 Social Justice Tribunals      
  Salaries and wages     31,973,700
  Employee benefits     3,996,400
  Transportation and communication     2,440,300
  Services     8,097,000
  Supplies and equipment     953,100
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     47,460,500
  Sub-Items:      
  Landlord and Tenant Board      
  Salaries and wages   18,152,800  
  Employee benefits   2,422,500  
  Transportation and communication   1,711,600  
  Services   5,712,100  
  Supplies and equipment   562,200 28,561,200
  Child and Family Services Review Board/Custody Review Board      
  Salaries and wages   1,045,500  
  Employee benefits   118,500  
  Services   677,600 1,841,600
  Ontario Special Education (English) Tribunal/Ontario Special Education (French) Tribunal      
  Services   353,800 353,800
  Social Benefits Tribunal      
  Salaries and wages   5,190,200  
  Employee benefits   652,600  
  Transportation and communication   431,900  
  Services   1,158,800  
  Supplies and equipment   94,400 7,527,900
  Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario      
  Salaries and wages   7,585,200  
  Employee benefits   802,800  
  Transportation and communication   296,800  
  Services   194,700  
  Supplies and equipment   296,500 9,176,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     47,460,500
  Total Operating Expense for Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program     555,525,500
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
303-5 Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies      
  Other transactions     1,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization, the Financial Administration Act     341,200
  Total Capital Expense for Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program     342,200
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
303-6 Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies      
  Information technology hardware     397,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     397,000
  Total Capital Assets for Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program     397,000