Departmental Plan 2017-18: Canada 150 horizontal initiative

Name of horizontal initiative
Canada 150 horizontal initiative
Lead department
Canadian Heritage
Federal partner organizations
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Canada Council for the Arts, Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Canadian Museum of Nature, Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, Canadian Space Agency, Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Region of Quebec, Employment and Social Development Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Library and Archives Canada, National Arts Centre, National Battlefields Commission, National Capital Commission, National Film Board, National Gallery of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Parks Canada Agency, Public Services and Procurement Canada, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Western Economic Diversification
Non-federal and non-governmental partner(s)
Not applicable
Start date of the horizontal initiative
June 2015
End date of the horizontal initiative
December 31, 2018
Total federal funding allocated (start to end date) (dollars)
$610,346,286
Total federal planned spending to date (dollars)
$556,056,438
Total federal actual spending to date (dollars)
$21,350,193
Funding contributed by non-federal and non-governmental partners
Not applicable
Governance structures

Across the Government of Canada and within the Department of Canadian Heritage (PCH), the governance of the Canada 150 Initiative (“Canada 150”) is supported by existing and newly created governance committees and by clearly defined roles and responsibilities. This governance structure establishes sound management and accountability for the pan-governmental reach of the Canada 150 initiative.

Within PCH, Canada 150 activities are supported by the Department’s existing governance structure and committees. These committees are engaged on an as-needed basis to support the oversight and coordination activities of Canada 150.

In support of the whole-of-government coordination, committees newly established to support the planning and implementation of Canada 150 at the federal level include: The Deputy Minister (DM) Coordinating Committee on Canada 150, the Assistant Deputy Ministers (ADM) Committee and Sub-Committees on Canada 150 and the Interdepartmental Communications Working Group. These committees meet regularly to ensure interdepartmental coordination and oversight at the senior level, encourage strategic partnerships and collaboration across the Government of Canada and with other levels of government and stakeholder, ensure the proactive management of issues and opportunities, make recommendations on the broader strategic directions of Canada 150. The Interdepartmental Communications Working Group brings together directors of communications from each of the federal institutions and serves as a forum for ongoing sharing of information on Canada 150. Objectives of the working group are to leverage branding and communications opportunities to increase reach, share communications materials and information on Canada 150 plans and activities, and identify opportunities for cross-promotion. In addition, the working group will encourage a broad, pan-Canadian participative approach that engages all sectors of Canadian society, including official language minority communities, youth, new Canadians and Indigenous Peoples.

Existing committees co-opted to support Canada 150 include the Federal Partners Committee, the Canada 150 Parliamentary Precinct Steering Committee, the Interdepartmental Commemorations Committee and the Network of Official Languages Champions. These committees support sharing of information and coordination of activities between the Government of Canada and partners and stakeholders related to Canada 150. They also help to identify concerns and potential issues as well as listing activities necessary to facilitate the advancement and implementation of Canada 150 initiatives. The Network of Official Languages Champions supports the Implementation of Section 41 of the Official Languages Act to mobilize federal institutions in promoting Canada’s linguistic duality and the development of Official Languages Minority Communities through Canada 150.

Contact information

Éric Doiron
Director, Reporting, Financial & Resource Management
25, Eddy Street
Gatineau Quebec K1A 0M5
819-934-5065
eric.doiron@canada.ca

Description of the horizontal initiative

In 2017, the Government of Canada will mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation with a year-long celebration from coast to coast to coast. Canada 150 will support the renewal of community infrastructure as well as a broad range of events and activities that will highlight Canada as an inclusive and diverse society, efforts towards reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians, engaging youth and reaffirming the importance of strong environmental stewardship.

Canada 150 activities support three of the Government of Canada’s priorities: “Diversity is Canada’s strength”, “A clean environment and a strong economy”, and “Growth for the middle class”.

As a horizontal initiative, Canada 150 is expected to achieve the following shared outcome: “Canadians are engaged in vibrant communities, have a sense of pride and attachment to Canada and to local communities, and benefit from economic impacts and lasting legacies”. To achieve this outcome, the Government of Canada is investing $610,346,286 in incremental funding using three instruments: the Canada 150 Fund, the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program and through Parks Canada. As a pan-governmental initiative, federal institutions will also implement projects and activities using their existing reference levels to enhance the reach and scope of the initiative.

Canadians across the country will have the opportunity to mark the sesquicentennial through a wide range of national and local community events and initiatives designed and selected to enhance Canadians’ sense of belonging, pride and appreciation of diversity.

As the lead department of the horizontal initiative, PCH is responsible for coordinating the activities of Canada 150 for the Government of Canada and for engaging federal institutions, different levels of government and the private and not-for-profit sectors. PCH houses the Canada 150 Federal Secretariat - the main coordinating body for Canada 150 Initiative - and administers the Canada 150 Fund, the grants and contributions program that will bring Canadians together in 2017 through projects in the areas of culture, arts, sport, innovation, heritage and environmental awareness.

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is managed by the six (6) Regional Development Agencies. This program directly supports Canadian communities in modernizing their recreational, cultural and community infrastructure and maintain local jobs.

Through their free Discovery Pass program and associated enhancements to visitor experiences, the Parks Canada Agency encourages Canadians to further explore their country and their national parks in 2017.

Projects by all other participating federal institutions showcase Canada and the past and current achievements of Canadians. These projects are created, developed, funded and delivered by each institution according to their respective mandates and reference levels.

Canada 150’s unique and innovative projects seek to spark the national imagination, bring Canadians together, contribute to building diverse and inclusive communities, showcase Canadian achievements, and inspire Canadians to learn about and explore their country.

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

2017-18

Evaluation Services of Canadian Heritage will lead the evaluation.

Shared outcome of federal partners

Horizontal objective 1: Bringing Canadians together

Federal InstitutionLink to Institution's Program InventoryContributing Programs and ActivitiesTotal Allocation (from start to end date) ($)2017-18 Planned Spending ($)Link to Institution's Strategic OutcomesLink to Government of Canada Priorities
Canadian HeritageCanada History Fund2017 Governor General's Canadian Leadership Conference

N/A

950,000

Canadians share, express and appreciate their Canadian identity

Diversity is Canada's strength

Capital ExperienceEnhanced Major Events in Canada's Capital region

7,000,000

3,500,000

Canadians share, express and appreciate their Canadian identity

Diversity is Canada's strength

Celebration and Commemoration Program -Canada 150 Fund - Community Driven ActivitiesCommunity Projects

97,300,000

48,500,000

Canadians share, express and appreciate their Canadian identity

Diversity is Canada's strength

Celebration and Commemoration Program - Canada 150 Fund - Major EventsMajor Events across Canada

13,000,000

9,236,090

Canadians share, express and appreciate their Canadian identity

Diversity is Canada's strength

Celebration and Commemoration Program - Canada 150 Fund - Signature InitiativesSignature Projects

79,551,540

32,907,995

Canadians share, express and appreciate their Canadian identity

Diversity is Canada's strength

Museums Assistance Program (Access to Heritage)Through the Eyes of the Community - 150 Years of Ottawa's History (Travelling Exhibition)

N/A

3,833

Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad

N/A

A Story of Canada (Travelling Exhibition)

N/A

112,490

Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad

N/A

Official LanguagesNational Heritage, Culture and Tourism Corridor

1,000,000

1,105,000

Canadians share, express and appreciate their Canadian identity

Diversity is Canada's strength

State Ceremonial and ProtocolRoyal Tour of Canada by their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall

N/A

900,000

Canadians share, express and appreciate their Canadian identity

Diversity is Canada's strength

Exchanges Canada Program (Youth Forums Canada component)

DestinationCanada: Reciprocal Youth Exchanges

N/A

4,500,000

Canadians share, express and appreciate their Canadian identity

Diversity is Canada's strength

Youth Take Charge150 Years Young

148,460

63,605

Canada 150 + Me

300,000

278,400

Canada 150 Multi-media Intergenerational Diary Project

N/A

60,000

Weaving Shared Histories for Reconciliation

N/A

100,000

Canada 150 Federal SecretariatCanada 150 Federal Secretariat

10,000,000

3,148,839

Canadians share, express and appreciate their Canadian identity

Diversity is Canada's strength

Total - Objective 1

-

-

208,300,000

105,366,252

-

-

2017-18 Expected Results2017-18 Performance Indicators2017-18 Targets

Canadians have opportunities to be engaged and participate in events celebrating Canada

Number of Canadians participating in Canada 150 events

15 Million

Number of communities where events were held in the current fiscal year

1834 communities

Number of events taking place in the current fiscal year

1921 events

Average number of volunteers per completed project

20 volunteers per completed project

Average percentage of investments leveraged from funding partners per project

20%

Average estimated number of participants per completed
project in the current fiscal year – Community Projects

50,000 per community project

Average estimated number of participants per completed project in the current fiscal year – Major Events

195,000 per major event

Average estimated number of participants per completed project in the current fiscal year – Signature Projects

500,000 per signature project

Number of youth participants

4,700 youth

Number of partners that are involved in the Canada 150 Initiative through facilitation efforts of the Canada 150 Federal Secretariat

75 partnerships

Data source and frequency of monitoring and reporting

Database with quarterly updates

Horizontal objective 2: Leaving a lasting legacy and impact of Canada 150 through projects that contribute to the modernization and renewal of community infrastructure and development of regional/community-based partnerships

Federal InstitutionLink to Institution's Program InventoryContributing Programs and ActivitiesTotal Allocation (from start to end date) ($)2017-18 Planned Spending ($)Link to Institution's Strategic OutcomesLink to Government of Canada Priorities
Atlantic Canada Opportunities AgencyCommunity InvestmentCanada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

33,200,000

13,883,613

Diversification of communities

Growth for the middle class

Canadian Northern Economic Development AgencyCommunity DevelopmentCanada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

12,800,000

6,400,000

Developed and diversified territorial economies that support prosperity for all Northerners

Growth for the middle class

Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Region of QuebecTargeted and/or Temporary SupportCanada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

62,400,000

50,200,000

Quebec's regions have a growing economy

Growth for the middle class

Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern OntarioCommunity Economic DevelopmentCanada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

88,800,000

68,800,000

A Competitive Southern Ontario Economy

Growth for the middle class

Federal Economic Development Initiative for Nothern Ontario- FedNorNorthern Ontario Economic DevelopmentCanada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

10,400,000

7,000,000

Canadian businesses and communities are competitive.

Growth for the middle class

Western Economic DiversificationInfrastructure ProgrammingCanada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

92,400,000

46,200,000

A growing and diversified western Canadian economy

Growth for the middle class

Total Objective 2

-

-

300,000,000

192,483,613

-

-

2017-18 Expected Results2017-18 Performance Indicators2017-18 Targets

Community infrastructures are modernized/renewed across Canada as part of the Canada 150 Initiative
Regional and community-based partnerships are developed through the infrastructure renewal projects for Canada 150

Estimated number of completed projects related to the modernization/renewal of infrastructure per type of community infrastructure

1741 Projects

Community:

Community: 318

Cultural:

Cultural: 123

Sports and Recreation:

Sports and Recreation: 846

Tourism:

Tourism:104

Other:

Other: 350

Estimated total amount of funds leveraged from other sources for projects that will be completed:

$274,437,816

Estimated number of communities where infrastructure projects will be completed:

1001 Communities

Data source and frequency of monitoring and reporting

Database with quarterly updates

Horizontal objective 3: Showcasing Canada’s achievements

Federal InstitutionLink to Institution's Program InventoryContributing Programs and ActivitiesTotal Allocation (from start to end date) ($)2017-18 Planned Spending ($)Link to Institution's Strategic OutcomesLink to Government of Canada Priorities
Canada Council for the ArtsArts promotion to foster public knowledge and appreciation of the Canadian arts and cultureDigital “Faces of the Arts in Canada” campaign

N/A

50,000

Excellent, vibrant and diverse art that engages Canadians, enriches their communities, and reaches markets around the world.

Diversity is Canada's strength

Promotion of Artistic Projects

N/A

20,000

Special exhibitions in the Âjagemô exhibition hall

N/A

50,000

Special exhibitions on the Canada Council for the Arts’ Video Wall

N/A

40,000

Canada Science and Technology Museums CorporationHeritageInnovationCanada150.ca-digital crowd-sourced storybook on science and technology in Canada

N/A

10,000

Sharing Knowledge

Diversity is Canada's strength

Canadian Museum for Human RightsMuseum Content & ProgramPoints of View

N/A

173,000

The Museum delivers an inspiring, relevant and memorable experience to each of its visitors.

Diversity is Canada's strength

1867 - Rebellion and Confederation

N/A

75,000

150 Years of Human Rights History

N/A

549,000

Canadian Museum of NatureInspiration and EngagementCanada Goose Arctic Gallery

N/A

1,787,000

Be a global museum leader in Arctic Knowledge and Exploration.

A clean environment and a strong economy

Canadian Space AgencyInspiring CanadiansCanada From Space - Giant Floor Map

N/A

47,750

Canada’s exploration of space, provision of space services and development of its space capacity meet the nation’s needs for scientific knowledge, innovation and information.

N/A

Technozone

N/A

30,000

Employment and Social Development CanadaSocial Development Partnerships ProgramCanada Volunteer Awards

N/A

265,000

Income security, access to opportunities and well-being for individuals, families and communities

Diversity is Canada's strength

Environment and Climate Change CanadaBiodiversity - Wildlife and HabitatFree access to Cap Tourmente

N/A

267,000

Canada's natural environment is conserved and restored for present and future generations

A clean and healthy environment

Canada’s natural environment is conserved and restored for present and future generations150 Plaques to recognize Canadians under the Government Habitat Conservation program

N/A

43,000

Fisheries and Oceans CanadaCommunications, Internal ServiceDFO Histories Project

N/A

50,946

N/A

N/A

Indigenous and Northern Affairs CanadaReconciliation2017 Coffee Table Book

N/A

40,000

The people

Diversity is Canada's strength

2017 Special Acquisition

N/A

20,000

Library and Archives CanadaAccess to documentary heritageCanada? Who Do We Think We Are?

N/A

90,000

Canada's documentary heritage is preserved and accessible to current and future generations

N/A

Foundational Documents at the Library of Parliament

200,000

200,000

National Arts CentreDevelop and showcase the performing arts throughout CanadaCanada Scene Festival

1,500,000

4,350,000

Excellent, vibrant and diverse art that engages Canadians, enriches their communities, and reaches markets around the world.

N/A

Cross-Canada tours of National Arts Centre Orchestra and Theatre Departments

N/A

3,780,000

Louis Riel Opera

N/A

1,023,000

National Battlefields ComissionPublic Education and ServicesHistory Pages of the 150th Anniversary

N/A

6,000

N/A

N/A

Conservation and DevelopmentLighting of the Centennial Fountain

N/A

25,000

National Capital ComissionCapital Stewardship and ProtectionSunday Bikedays

N/A

60,000

Canada's Capital Region is of national significance and a source of pride for Canadians

A clean environment and a strong economy

Mackenzie King Estate

N/A

60,000

A clean environment and a strong economy

Fall Rhapsody

N/A

60,000

A clean environment and a strong economy

Guided Tours for School Groups and Outdoor Programs for New Canadians

N/A

15,000

Diversity is Canada's strength

The Confederation Pavilions

N/A

480,000

A clean environment and a strong economy

Capital PlanningThe Plan for Canada’s Capital 2017-2067

N/A

320,000

A clean environment and a strong economy

National Film BoardAudiovisual ProductionLegacies 150

N/A

62,000

Canadian stories and perspectives are reflected in audiovisual media and accessible to Canadians and the world

Diversity is Canada's strength

Accessibility and Audience EngagementSpecial Online Programming on NFB.ca

N/A

20,000

Aabiziingwashi (Wide Awake) Indigenous Cinema on Tour

N/A

80,000

National Gallery of CanadaCollection, Outreach and AccommodationReconception and full renovation of the Canadian and Indigenous Galleries

N/A

1,500,000

Collection, Outreach and Accommodation - A strong national collection representing Canadian and international visual arts for present and future generations. Enhanced understanding and enjoyment of art among Canadians through dynamic national and international programming. Safe, secure and accessible facilities for the national collectio, visitors and staff.

Diversity is Canada's strength

Collection and Outreach2017 Contemporary Art, 1968 - 2017

N/A

150,000

Collection and Outreach - A strong national collection representing Canadian and international visual arts for present and future generations. Enhanced understanding and enjoyment of art among Canadians through dynamic national and international programming.

Diversity is Canada's strength

Collection2017 Publication

N/A

60,000

Collection - A strong national collection representing Canadian and international visual arts for present and future generations.

Diversity is Canada's strength

Natural Resources Canada3.2.1 - Essential Geographic Information
3.1.5 - Geohazards and Public Safety
2.3.2 - Groundwater Geoscience
1.3.3 - Targeted Geoscience Initiative
1.3.4 - Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals
Celebrating Canada’s Geological Heritage

N/A

15,000

Strategic Outcome 1: Canada's natural resource sectors are globally competitive
Strategic Outcome 2: Natural resource sectors and consumers are environmentally responsible
Strategic Outcome 3: Canadians have information to manage their lands and natural resources, and are protected from related risks

N/A

3.2.1 Essential Geographic InformationMy Map, My Place, My Country

N/A

20,000

Canadians have information to manage their lands and natural resources, and are protected from related risks

N/A

Social Sciences and Humanities Research CouncilInitiative: Imagining Canada’s FutureImagining Canada’ s Future – Social Sciences and Humanities Knowledge Summit

N/A

75,000

Connect social sciences and humanities research to Canadians

Diversity is Canada's Strength

Total Objective 3

-

-

1,700,000

15,968,696

-

-

2017-18 Expected Results2017-18 Performance Indicators2017-18 Targets

Past and present achievements of various components of the Canadian society are showcased

Number of completed projects showcasing:

 

Canadian achievements in the Arts and Culture

10

Canadian achievements in the areas of heritage and history

13

Canadian engagement in their communities

12

Canada's environment

5

Data source and frequency of monitoring and reporting

Database with quarterly updates

Horizontal objective 4: Inciting Canadians to explore Canada

Federal Institution Link to Institution's Program InventoryContributing Programs and ActivitiesTotal Allocation (from start to end date) ($)2017-18 Planned Spending ($)Link to Institution's Strategic OutcomesLink to Government of Canada Priorities
Parks CanadaHeritage Places Promotion and Public SupportFree Admission - Discovery Passes (on-line) and App

1,050,000

200,000

Canadians have a strong sense of connection to their national parks, national historic sites, heritage canals, and national marine conservation areas and these protected places are experienced in ways that leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of present and future generations.

A clean environment and a strong economy

Visitor ExperienceFree Admission - Discovery Passes (on-site)

4,669,000

1,314,000

Free Admission - Foregone Revenue

72,910,000

56,330,000

Free Admission - Law Enforcement and Wildlife Conflict Management

3,944,646

799,338

Free Admission - Increased Visitor Experience Staff

4,775,680

3,789,760

Indigenous Storytelling and Indigenous Tourism

4,582,240

996,080

Expansion of Learn to Camp program

4,106,720

957,860

Stories of Canada

4,308,000

1,170,000

Total Objective 4

-

-

100,346,286

65,557,038

-

-

2017-18 Expected Results2017-18 Performance Indicators2017-18 Targets

Canadians explore the wonders of Canada, including Parks Canada natural and cultural treasures

Increase in the reach of Parks Canada's administered places.

10%

Increase in number of visitors to Parks Canada places in 2017.

2%

Average percentage of visitors that consider the place is meaningful to them.

85%

Average percentage of visitors that are satisfied with their visit.

90%

Average percentage of visitors that enjoyed their visit.

90%

Average percentage of visitors that consider that they learned about the natural heritage of the heritage place.

60%

Average percentage of visitors that consider that they learned about the cultural heritage of the national historic site.

85%

Data source and frequency of monitoring and reporting

Database with quarterly updates

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