Core Business Variance Explanations
Adult Community Living Services
This area was under expenditure due to the implementation of strategies to work towards achieving the 2004/05 performance measures and targets for the goal of establishing a sustainable community living service that supports the needs of adults with development disabilities, their families and community.
Youth Justice, Child and Youth Mental Health and Youth Services
This area was over its planned budget primarily due to the development and resourcing of a Child and Youth Mental Health Plan as per the objective to establish co-ordinated community-based mental health services for children and youth.
Child Protection and Family Development
This area was under expenditure due to the implementation of strategies to work towards achieving the 2004/05 performance measures and targets for the goal to promote an environment where the most vulnerable children are protected and supported by families and communities.
Early Childhood Development and Special Needs Children and Youth
This area was over its planned budget due to the building of community capacity to meet the objective to promote early childhood development as a key strategic investment.
Corporate Services, Program and Regional Management
This area was over its planned budget as approximately $18 million in expenditures are related to the other core businesses. Work is shifting in order to meet the objective to develop and implement an organization structure that supports government and ministry priorities, and optimizes public sector renewal which is reported under this core business. This also includes one-time strategic investments.
Full-time Equivalents (FTEs)
This area was under use which was due to working towards achieving the 2004/05 performance measures and targets with the goal to plan and deliver services in the most efficient and effective manner.
Capital and Financing Transaction Explanations
Ministry Capital Expenditures (CRF)
Expenditures for Equipment, Office Furniture, Vehicles and Tenant Improvements are for the ongoing delivery of services provided in the most efficient and effective manner. Information Systems expenditures are for strategic information solutions to improve the value of government information and services to citizens.
Consolidated Capital Plan Expenditures (CCP)
Adult Community Living Services capital expenditures were for the replacement of residential group homes as part of the strategy to establish client-centred, cost effective specialized residential resources for adults with development disabilities who have complex needs.
Youth Justice, Child and Youth Mental Health and Youth Services capital expenditures were for the replacement of the Victoria and Burnaby Youth Custody Centres as part of the strategy to provide treatment services to assist in the rehabilitation of youth in the justice system.
The Human Resource Facility Act loan program has been discontinued. Receipts are outstanding from previous loans from the Human Resource Facility Act. No new applications were accepted in 2002/03 and the small loan program was eliminated.