2017–2018 Departmental Results Report
Official title: Employment and Social Development Canada 2017 to 2018 Departmental Results Report
2017–2018 Departmental Results Report [PDF - 1.81 MB]
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Table of contents
- Ministers’ message
- Results at a Glance
- Organizational priorities
- Raison d’être, Mandate and Role: Who we are and what we do
- Operating Context and Key Risks
- Results: What we achieved
- Program 1.1: Service networking supporting other Government Departments
- Program 1.2: Delivery of services for other Government of Canada programs
- Program 2.1: Skills and Employment
- Program 2.2: Learning
- Program 3.1: Labour
- Program 4.1: Income security
- Program 4.2: Social development
- Internal Services
- Analysis of trends in spending and human resources
- Supplementary information
- Appendix: Definitions
About the Departmental Results Report
The Departmental Results Report provides key information on what Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) accomplished in the previous fiscal year (April 1 2017 to March 30, 2018) and how the Department contributed to the Government’s agenda.
Fundamental to democracy and good corporate practices are the goals of continuously improving Parliamentarians’ and Canadians’ understanding of the results that the Government seeks to achieve, the actual results that government programs do achieve, and the resources used to do so. To advance these goals, a new Treasury Board Policy on Results came into effect on July 1, 2016, with a requirement for the development and approval of a new Departmental Results Framework and Program Inventory by November 1, 2017. This new structure was used in the 2018–19 Departmental Plan tabled in April 2018, and therefore this is the last Departmental Results Report using the Program Alignment Architecture.
- In the “Organizational Priorities” section, short descriptions of the key initiatives pursued in fiscal year 2017–18 are listed under the Strategic Directions and Priorities that they support. More details on these initiatives can be found in the section of the document identified in the right-hand column.
- The section “Raison d’être, Mandate and Role” provides details on the number of clients we served and our key service achievements in fiscal year 2017–18.
- The trends and factors affecting the Department’s work and ability to deliver on commitments are discussed in the “Operating Context and Key Risks” section.
- Throughout the sections on “Results” you will find highlight boxes that provide information on cross-cutting initiatives affecting a range of different programs, and innovative and experimental projects that support our commitment to better support and serve Canadians.
- ESDC provides an overview of budgetary expenditures and human resources in the section on “Analysis of Trends in Spending and Human Resources.”
- Supporting information on results and financial and human resources relating to ESDC’s lower-level programs is available on GC InfoBaseFootnote 1.
- The following supplementary information tables are available on ESDC’s website:
- Details on Transfer Payment Programs of $5 Million or MoreFootnote 2
- Horizontal Initiatives Footnote 3
- Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy Footnote 4
- Response to Parliamentary Committees and External Audits Footnote 5
- Status Report on Projects Operating with Specific Treasury Board Approval Footnote 6
- Status Report on Transformational and Major Crown Projects Footnote 7
- Internal Audits Footnote 8
- Evaluations Footnote 9
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