Briefing package for the Minister of Seniors – 2021

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

Information supplied to the Minister of Seniors after she was sworn into office on October 26, 2021.

Table of contents

Binder 1 - Ministerial portfolio overview

Dear Minister: A letter to an old friend on being a successful minister

A letter from The Honourable Gordon Osbaldeston, P.C., O.C, written to a friend providing guidance and advice on being a successful Minister.

Early decisions

Early decisions for the Minister of Seniors

ESDC departmental 101

Overview of the department – who we are, what we do, and who we serve.


The infographics have been developed to provide a visual depiction of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and the environment in which we operate.

Welcome letter

Welcome letter for the Minister of Seniors

Platform commitments and key messages

Platform commitments and key messages from the platform: Forward. For Everyone, September 2021

Binder 2 - Programs and service delivery overview

Social development

  1. Poverty Reduction Strategy
  2. Early Learning and Child Care
  3. Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Transformation Initiative
  4. Social Development Partnerships Program – Children and Families
  5. Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy
  6. Investment Readiness Program
  7. Social Finance Fund
  8. Canadian Benefit for Parents of Young Victims of Crime
  9. Canada Child Benefit Child Disability Benefit
  10. Canada Workers Benefit and Canada Worker Benefit Disability Supplement
  11. Reaching Home: Canada's Homelessness Strategy
  12. Sustainable Development Goals
  13. Canada’s Volunteer Awards
  14. Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative
  15. Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education
  16. Emergency Community Support Fund

Education and youth

Workers and employment

Seniors and retirement

  1. Canada Pension Plan
  2. Old Age Security
  3. Guaranteed Income Supplement
  4. New Horizons for Seniors Program
  5. International Social Security Agreements

Service Canada

  1. In-person service network
  2. Outreach
  3. Passport service delivery
  4. Social Insurance Number Program
  6. ESDC on and Secure Portals
  7. 1 800 O-Canada and Customized Information Services
  8. Social Security Tribunal
  9. Service Delivery Partnerships
  10. Office of Client Satisfaction
  11. Reaching All Canadians
  12. Benefits Delivery Modernization

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