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Children and Youth Services Program - VOTE 3702

Children and Youth Services programs include Healthy Child Development, Children and Youth at Risk, Specialized Services and the Ontario Child Benefit. Healthy Child Development supports a range of screening, assessment and early intervention services for children and their families, such as: Healthy Babies Healthy Children, Infant Hearing Program and Preschool Speech and Language services. In 2014-15, parent support programs are being transferred to the Ministry of Education. The Children's Activity Tax Credit refunds a portion of fees paid towards eligible activities for children, including arts, music and physical activity programs, regardless of family income level. Children and Youth at Risk includes Child Protection, residential and community-based programs and services, Child and Youth Mental Health, Aboriginal children and youth services, Youth Opportunities and Youth Justice Services for youth-in, or at-risk for, conflict with the law. In particular, Youth Opportunities initiatives provide services for diverse and at-risk youth, including employment and outreach, such as the Youth Outreach Worker Program, the Jobs for Youth program, the Youth in Policing Initiative, and the Youth Opportunities Fund. Specialized Services support children and youth with a range of special needs, including autism services, rehabilitation services (speech/language, occupational and physical therapy), and respite programs, and support for children and youth with complex special needs. The Ontario Child Benefit is an income-tested, non-taxable financial benefit that supports low to moderate-income families with children under the age of 18, whether they are working or not. The Ontario Child Benefit Equivalent is provided to children's aid societies to provide children and youth in care with increased access to social, educational and recreational opportunities and a savings program for older youth in care. The Ontario Child Care Supplement for Working Families (OCCS) is a tax-free monthly payment for low- to moderate-income working families with children under seven years of age, born prior to July 1, 2009. A Local Poverty Reduction Fund will be established to support innovative poverty reduction efforts across the province. The fund will also be used to help communities with mobilization efforts in poverty reduction by providing capacity funding over the next five years.

Vote Summary
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2014-15

Estimates
2013-14

Difference
Between
2014-15
and
2013-14

Actual
2012-13

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
3 Healthy Child Development 277,267,400 261,301,700 15,965,700 253,154,862
7 Children and Youth at Risk 2,426,102,100 2,450,009,700 (23,907,600) 2,490,998,469
5 Specialized Services 412,460,100 405,503,300 6,956,800 300,851,176
8 Ontario Child Benefit 1,101,695,700 1,019,584,700 82,111,000 930,655,873
11 Local Poverty Reduction Fund 2,000,000 - 2,000,000 -
Total Including Special Warrants 4,219,525,300 4,136,399,400 83,125,900 3,975,660,380
Less: Special Warrants 1,270,514,500 - 1,270,514,500 -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 2,949,010,800 4,136,399,400 (1,187,388,600) 3,975,660,380
Special Warrants 1,270,514,500 - 1,270,514,500 -
  Total Operating Expense 4,219,525,300 4,136,399,400 83,125,900 3,975,660,380
  OPERATING ASSETS        
6 Children and Youth Services 3,000 2,003,000 (2,000,000) 377,521
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 3,000 2,003,000 (2,000,000) 377,521
  Total Operating Assets 3,000 2,003,000 (2,000,000) 377,521
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
9 Children and Youth Services 2,000 2,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 2,000 2,000 - -
S Amortization, the Financial Administration Act 10,590,000 - 10,590,000 139,995
  Total Statutory Appropriations 10,590,000 - 10,590,000 139,995
  Total Capital Expense 10,592,000 2,000 10,590,000 139,995
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
10 Children and Youth Services 5,500,000 36,642,600 (31,142,600) 30,772,319
Total Including Special Warrants 5,500,000 36,642,600 (31,142,600) 30,772,319
Less: Special Warrants 1,650,000 - 1,650,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 3,850,000 36,642,600 (32,792,600) 30,772,319
Special Warrants 1,650,000 - 1,650,000 -
  Total Capital Assets 5,500,000 36,642,600 (31,142,600) 30,772,319








Standard Account by Item and Sub-Items
($)
VOTE-
ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
3702-3 Healthy Child Development      
      Salaries and wages     12,073,100
      Employee benefits     1,592,000
      Transportation and communication     2,748,700
      Services     4,381,500
      Supplies and equipment     1,413,000
      Transfer payments      
          Healthy Babies Healthy Children   89,554,500  
          Early Years Community Support   124,490,800  
          Children's Activity Tax Credit   41,013,800 255,059,100
  Total Operating Expense     277,267,400
3702-7 Children and Youth at Risk      
      Salaries and wages     165,161,100
      Employee benefits     24,912,700
      Transportation and communication     5,382,600
      Services     71,280,900
      Supplies and equipment     9,515,900
      Transfer payments      
          Child Protection Services   1,491,691,600  
          Financial Assistance Grants   1,000  
          Child Protection Transformation Fund   34,099,000  
          Child and Youth Mental Health   440,551,900  
          Child and Youth Mental Health Payments in Lieu of Municipal Taxes   15,500  
          Youth Justice Services   183,421,100  
          Youth Justice Payments in Lieu of Municipal Taxes   68,800 2,149,848,900
  Total Operating Expense     2,426,102,100
  Sub-Items:      
  Child Protection Services      
      Salaries and wages   13,718,300  
      Employee benefits   2,056,900  
      Transportation and communication   1,054,500  
      Services   23,173,600  
      Supplies and equipment   1,101,200  
      Transfer payments      
          Child Protection Services 1,491,691,600    
          Financial Assistance Grants 1,000    
          Child Protection Transformation Fund 34,099,000 1,525,791,600 1,566,896,100
  Child and Youth Mental Health      
      Salaries and wages   43,737,300  
      Employee benefits   6,495,100  
      Transportation and communication   620,400  
      Services   11,743,800  
      Supplies and equipment   2,415,900  
      Transfer payments      
          Child and Youth Mental Health 440,551,900    
          Child and Youth Mental Health Payments in Lieu of Municipal Taxes 15,500 440,567,400 505,579,900
  Youth Justice Services      
      Salaries and wages   107,705,500  
      Employee benefits   16,360,700  
      Transportation and communication   3,707,700  
      Services   36,363,500  
      Supplies and equipment   5,998,800  
      Transfer payments      
          Youth Justice Services 183,421,100    
          Youth Justice Payments in Lieu of Municipal Taxes 68,800 183,489,900 353,626,100
  Total Operating Expense     2,426,102,100
3702-5 Specialized Services      
      Salaries and wages     3,357,800
      Employee benefits     575,600
      Transportation and communication     129,100
      Services     1,675,700
      Supplies and equipment     129,100
      Transfer payments      
          Children's Treatment and Rehabilitation Services   121,893,700  
          Autism   189,740,800  
          Complex Special Needs   94,958,300 406,592,800
  Total Operating Expense     412,460,100
  Sub-Items:      
  Children's Treatment and Rehabilitation Services      
      Transfer payments      
          Children's Treatment and Rehabilitation Services   121,893,700 121,893,700
  Autism      
      Salaries and wages   3,357,800  
      Employee benefits   575,600  
      Transportation and communication   129,100  
      Services   1,675,700  
      Supplies and equipment   129,100  
      Transfer payments      
          Autism   189,740,800 195,608,100
  Complex Special Needs      
      Transfer payments      
          Complex Special Needs   94,958,300 94,958,300
  Total Operating Expense     412,460,100
3702-8 Ontario Child Benefit      
      Transfer payments      
          Ontario Child Benefit   1,082,000,000  
          Ontario Child Benefit Equivalent   19,694,700  
          Ontario Child Care Supplement for Working Families   1,000 1,101,695,700
  Total Operating Expense     1,101,695,700
3702-11 Local Poverty Reduction Fund      
      Transfer payments      
          Local Poverty Reduction Fund     2,000,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     2,000,000
  Total Operating Expense for Children and Youth Services Program     4,219,525,300
  OPERATING ASSETS      
3702-6 Children and Youth Services      
      Advances and recoverable amounts      
          Healthy Babies Healthy Children   1,000  
          Early Years Community Support   1,000  
          Child Protection Services   1,000 3,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     3,000
  Sub-Items:      
  Healthy Child Development      
      Advances and recoverable amounts      
          Healthy Babies Healthy Children 1,000    
          Early Years Community Support 1,000 2,000 2,000
  Children and Youth at Risk      
      Advances and recoverable amounts      
          Child Protection Services   1,000 1,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     3,000
  Total Operating Assets for Children and Youth Services Program     3,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
3702-9 Children and Youth Services      
      Other transactions     2,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     2,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
      Other transactions      
Statutory         Amortization, the Financial Administration Act     10,590,000
  Total Capital Expense for Children and Youth Services Program     10,592,000
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
3702-10 Children and Youth Services      
      Business application software - salaries and wages     686,800
      Business application software - employee benefits     82,400
      Business application software - asset costs     4,730,800
  Total Capital Assets     5,500,000
  Total Capital Assets for Children and Youth Services Program     5,500,000