Supplementary information - 2017-18 Departmental Plan

Corporate information

Organizational profile

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

Associate Minister: The Honourable Kent Hehr, PC, MP

Institutional Head: John Forster, Deputy Minister

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

Ministerial portfolio:

Enabling Instruments:

For further information, see Legislation and National Defence. 54

Year of incorporation / commencement: 1923

For additional corporate information on National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, see the Department’s website. 55

Reporting framework

The Government of Canada’s Management, Resources and Results Structure 56 (MRRS) is the foundation of a government-wide approach aimed at strengthening the management and accountability of public expenditures and clearly demonstrating results for Canadians. The Program Alignment Architecture (PAA) is part of the MRRS. National Defence’s PAA shows how its programs align with the Department’s two strategic outcomes. Internal Services is a stand-alone program which defines activities and resources that support the organization’s program needs and corporate obligations.

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
2.0 Program: Defence Services and Contributions to Government

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
4.0 Program: Defence Capability Element Production
5.0 Program: Defence Capability Development and Research
6.0 Program: Internal Services

Supporting information on lower-level programs

Supporting information on lower-level programs is available on the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces’ website 57 and in the TBS InfoBase. 58

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 annually in the Report of Federal Tax Expenditures 65. 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


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