Supplementary information

Corporate information

Organizational profile

Appropriate Minister: The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, PC, OMM, MSM, CD, MP

Associate Ministers:    The Honourable Kent Hehr, PC, MP (November 2015 – August 2017)

                                        The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, PC, MP (August 2017 – present)

Institutional Head: Jody Thomas, Deputy Minister

Chief of the Defence Staff: General Jonathan Vance, CMM, MSC CD

Ministerial portfolio:


Enabling instruments:

For further information, see Legislation and National DefenceFootnote xliii.

Year of incorporation / commencement: 1923

For additional corporate information on the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, see the department’s websiteFootnote xliv.

Reporting framework

The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces’ Strategic Outcomes and Program Alignment Architecture of record for 2017–18 are shown below:

Strategic Outcome: Defence Operations and Services Improve Stability and Security, and Promote Canadian Interests and Values

  • 1.0 Program: Defence Combat and Support Operations
    • 1.1 Sub-Program: Domestic and Continental Defence Operations
      • 1.1.1 Sub-Sub-Program: Operations to Defend Canada Against Armed Threats
      • 1.1.2 Sub-Sub-Program: Ongoing Defence, Security and Sovereignty of Canada Operations
      • 1.1.3 Sub-Sub-Program: Ongoing Defence Operations through NORAD
      • 1.1.4 Sub-Sub-Program: Ongoing Continental Defence Operations in Cooperation with the United States
    • 1.2 Sub-Program: International Combat Operations
      • 1.2.1 Sub-Sub-Program: International Operations over Extended Periods
      • 1.2.2 Sub-Sub-Program: International Crisis and Surge Response Operations
      • 1.2.3 Sub-Sub-Program: Ongoing Defence Operations through Standing NATO Commitments
    • 1.3 Sub-Program: Ongoing Centralized Operations and Operational Enablement
      • 1.3.1 Sub-Sub-Program: Overarching Command and Control of Domestic and International Operations
      • 1.3.2 Sub-Sub-Program: Ongoing Defence Intelligence Operations
      • 1.3.3 Sub-Sub-Program: Operational Support Services
      • 1.3.4 Sub-Sub-Program: Military Diplomacy and Global Engagement
    • 2.0 Program: Defence Services and Contributions to Government
      • 2.1 Sub-Program: Disaster Relief and Humanitarian Operations
        • 2.1.1 Sub-Sub-Program: Domestic and Continental Assistance and Response Operations
        • 2.1.2 Sub-Sub-Program: International Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response Operations
        • 2.1.3 Sub-Sub-Program: Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations
      • 2.2 Sub-Program: Defence Services for Canadian Safety and Security
        • 2.2.1 Sub-Sub-Program: Counter Terrorism, Terrorism Event Response and Consequence Management Operations
        • 2.2.2 Sub-Sub-Program: Assistance to Major Canadian Event Operations
        • 2.2.3 Sub-Sub-Program: National Search and Rescue Program
        • 2.2.4 Sub-Sub-Program: Search and Rescue Operations
        • 2.2.5 Sub-Sub-Program: Defence Services to Other Government Departments and Agencies
        • 2.2.6 Sub-Sub-Program: Canadian Safety and Security Program
      • 2.3 Sub-Program: Military Heritage and Outreach
        • 2.3.1 Sub-Sub-Program: Military History, Heritage and Awareness
        • 2.3.2 Sub-Sub-Program: Youth Program

Strategic Outcome: Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values

  • 3.0 Program: Defence Ready Force Element Production
    • 3.1 Sub-Program: Force Elements Readiness Sustainment
      • 3.1.1 Sub-Sub-Program: Maritime Roles - Readiness Sustainment
      • 3.1.2 Sub-Sub-Program: Land Roles - Readiness Sustainment
      • 3.1.3 Sub-Sub-Program: Aerospace Roles - Readiness Sustainment
      • 3.1.4 Sub-Sub-Program: Special Operations Roles - Readiness Sustainment
      • 3.1.5 Sub-Sub-Program: Joint and Common Roles - Readiness Sustainment
    • 3.2. Sub-Program: Force Elements Integration Training
      • 3.2.1 Sub-Sub-Program: Maritime Environment - Integration Training
      • 3.2.2 Sub-Sub-Program: Land Environment - Integration Training
      • 3.2.3 Sub-Sub-Program: Aerospace Environment - Integration Training
      • 3.2.4 Sub-Sub-Program: Special Operations - Integration Training
      • 3.2.5 Sub-Sub-Program: Joint - Integration Training
      • 3.2.6 Sub-Sub-Program: International and Domestic - Interoperability Training
    • 3.3 Sub-Program: Force Elements Production
      • 3.3.1 Sub-Sub-Program: Maritime Environment - Force Element Production
      • 3.3.2 Sub-Sub-Program: Land Environment - Force Element Production
      • 3.3.3 Sub-Sub-Program: Aerospace Environment - Force Element Production
      • 3.3.4 Sub-Sub-Program: Special Operations - Force Element Production
      • 3.3.5 Sub-Sub-Program: Joint and Common - Force Element Production
    • 3.4 Sub-Program: Operational Readiness Production, Coordination and Command and Control
      • 3.4.1 Sub-Sub-Program: Maritime Environment - Force Element Production, Coordination and Command and Control
      • 3.4.2 Sub-Sub-Program: Land Environment - Force Element Production, Coordination and Command and Control
      • 3.4.3 Sub-Sub-Program: Aerospace Environment - Force Element Production, Coordination and Command and Control
      • 3.4.4 Sub-Sub-Program: Special Operations Forces - Force Element Production, Coordination and Command and Control
      • 3.4.5 Sub-Sub-Program: Joint and Common - Force Elements Production, Coordination and Command and Control
  • 4.0 Program: Defence Capability Element Production
    • 4.1 Sub-Program: Military Personnel and Organization Lifecycle
      • 4.1.1 Sub-Sub-Program: Military Personnel - Regular Force Portfolio Management
      • 4.1.2 Sub-Sub-Program: Military Personnel - Reserve Force Portfolio Management
      • 4.1.3 Sub-Sub-Program: Military Personnel - Recruitment
      • 4.1.4 Sub-Sub-Program: Military Personnel - Transition and Release
      • 4.1.5 Sub-Sub-Program: Military Personnel - Professional Development Training
      • 4.1.6 Sub-Sub-Program: Military Personnel - Occupation Training
      • 4.1.7 Sub-Sub-Program: Military Personnel - Morale and Well Being
      • 4.1.8 Sub-Sub-Program: Military Personnel - Health Care
      • 4.1.9 Sub-Sub-Program: Organization - Security, Protection, Justice and Safety
      • 4.1.10 Sub-Sub-Program: Military Personnel and Organization - Strategic Coordination, Development and Control
    • 4.2 Sub-Program: Materiel Lifecycle
      • 4.2.1 Sub-Sub-Program: Materiel - Portfolio Management
      • 4.2.2 Sub-Sub-Program: Materiel – Acquisition
      • 4.2.3 Sub-Sub-Program: Materiel - Equipment Upgrade and Insertion
      • 4.2.4 Sub-Sub-Program: Materiel - Divestment and Disposal
      • 4.2.5 Sub-Sub-Program: Materiel - Engineering, Test, Production and Maintenance
      • 4.2.6 Sub-Sub-Program: Materiel - Inventory Management and Distribution
      • 4.2.7 Sub-Sub-Program: Materiel - Strategic Coordination, Development and Control
    • 4.3 Sub-Program: Real Property Lifecycle
      • 4.3.1 Sub-Sub-Program: Real Property - Portfolio Management
      • 4.3.2 Sub-Sub-Program: Real Property - Acquisition
      • 4.3.3 Sub-Sub-Program: Real Property - Divestment and Disposal
      • 4.3.4 Sub-Sub-Program: Real Property - Operations, Maintenance and Repair
      • 4.3.5 Sub-Sub-Program: Real Property - Environment and Remediation
      • 4.3.6 Sub-Sub-Program: Real Property - Strategic Coordination, Development and Control
    • 4.4 Sub-Program: Information Systems Lifecycle
      • 4.4.1 Sub-Sub-Program: Info Systems - Portfolio Management
      • 4.4.2 Sub-Sub-Program: Info Systems - Acquisition, Development and Deployment
      • 4.4.3 Sub-Sub-Program: Info Systems - System Management and User Support
      • 4.4.4 Sub-Sub-Program: Info Systems - Strategic Coordination, Development and Control
  • 5.0 Program: Defence Capability Development and Research
    • 5.1 Sub-Program: Capability Design, Development and Integration
      • 5.1.1 Sub-Sub-Program: Capability Design and Management
      • 5.1.2 Sub-Sub-Program: Concept, Doctrine Development and Warfare Experimentation
      • 5.1.3 Sub-Sub-Program: Science and Systems Development and Integration
    • 5.2 Sub-Program: Strategic Direction and Planning Support
      • 5.2.1 Sub-Sub-Program: Strategic Capability Planning Support
      • 5.2.2 Sub-Sub-Program: Strategic Force Posture Planning Support
    • 6.0 Program: Internal Services
      • 6.1 Sub-Program: Management and Oversight
      • 6.2 Sub-Program: Communications
      • 6.3 Sub-Program: Legal Services
      • 6.4 Sub-Program: Human Resources Management
      • 6.5 Sub-Program: Financial Management
      • 6.6 Sub-Program: Information Management
      • 6.7 Sub-Program: Information Technology
      • 6.8 Sub-Program: Real Property
      • 6.9 Sub-Program: Materiel
      • 6.10 Sub-Program: Acquisition

Supporting information on lower-level programs

Supporting information on results, financial and human resources related to DNDs lower level programs is available in the GC InfoBaseFootnote xlv.

Supplementary information tables

The following supplementary information tables are available on the Defence’s and Canadian Armed Forces’ websiteFootnote xlvi:

  • Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy
  • Details on transfer payment programs of $5 million or more
  • Internal audits
  • Evaluations
  • Response to parliamentary committees and external audits
  • Status report on projects operating with specific Treasury Board approval
  • Status report on transformational and major Crown projects

 Federal tax expenditures

The tax system can be used to achieve public policy objectives through the application of special measures such as low tax rates, exemptions, deductions, deferrals and credits. The Department of Finance Canada publishes cost estimates and projections for these measures each year in the Report on Federal Tax ExpendituresFootnote xlvii.This report also provides detailed background information on tax expenditures, including descriptions, objectives, historical information and references to related federal spending programs. The tax measures presented in this report are the responsibility of the Minister of Finance.

Organizational contact information

Department of National Defence
101 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K2
Canada
Web site: http://www.forces.gc.ca

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