Report on annual expenditures for travel, hospitality, and conferences (for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011)

As required by the Treasury Board Directive for the Management of Expenditures on Travel, Hospitality and Conferences, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for travel, hospitality, and conferences for Correctional Service Canada (CSC) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011. This information is updated annually and does not contain information withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act.

Expenditures on travel, hospitality, and conferences incurred by federal departments and agencies are related to supporting departmental mandate(s) and the government’s priorities.

The CSC is an agency within the Public Safety Portfolio which is comprised of five key federal agencies and three review bodies, including the Office of the Correctional Investigator, dedicated to public safety. CSC, as part of the criminal justice system and respecting the rule of law, contributes to public safety by actively encouraging and assisting offenders to become law-abiding citizens, while exercising reasonable, safe, secure and humane control. It delivers its mandate under four major program activities. A summary description of CSC’s program activities can be found in Part II of the Main Estimates.

The constitutional and legislative framework that guides the CSC is set out by the Constitution Act 1982and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA).

CSC’s legislative foundation is the Corrections and Conditional Release Act. Together the mission and the Act provide the organization with not just an enduring vision of its raison d’être, but a firm basis for the way forward.

To achieve the Strategic Outcome as defined in CSC's Program Activity Architecture, offenders are maintained in "Custody" within institutions. Those who are eligible are transferred to communities under various types of conditional release where they are managed under "Community Supervision". Some interventions begin while the offender is in the institution and continue or are maintained once the offender returns to the community, thus having a positive impact on their social reintegration process. The Internal Services Program Activity encompasses all corporate and administrative services, such as human resources management services, financial management services, information management services and public education and communications that support the effective and efficient delivery of operational programs and activities across the organization.

CSC has locations throughout Canada that require significant travel for staff in order to oversee its operations. Other travel is required for CSC staff to attend training sessions to maintain or develop skills or to participate in various conferences to promote productive relationships with increasingly diverse partners, stakeholders, and others Heads of Correction involved in public safety within Canada and Abroad. Travel also occurs when transferring offenders that require staff accompaniment between sites (domestic and international) and for parole officers to discharge their responsibilities.

Total annual expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences of Correctional Service Canada are summarized below:

Expenditure Category Expenditures for the
year ending
March 31, 2011
(in thousands of dollars)

Travel – Public Servants


Travel – Non-Public Servants


International Travel by Minister and Minister’s Staff *


Total Travel




Conference Fees




* Includes international travel that is part of Correctional Service Canada’s program

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