Evaluation of the Protected Areas Program

Final Report

Audit and Evaluation Branch
April 2014

PDF (725 KB)

Report Clearance Steps

Planning phase completed July 2012
Report sent for management response  November 2013
Report presented to the Departmental Evaluation Committee December 2013 / April 2014
Report approved by Departmental Evaluation Committee (DEC) April 2014

Acronyms used in the Report

AAFC 
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
ACMC
Area Co-Management Committee
CARTS
Conservation Areas Reporting and Tracking System
CBRA
Canadian Biosphere Reserve Association
CCEA
Canadian Council on Ecological Areas
CESD
Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development
COSEWIC
Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada
CWA
Canada Wildlife Act
CWS
Canadian Wildlife Service
DFO
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
DND
Department of National Defence
DPR
Departmental Performance Report
EC
Environment Canada
G&C
Grants and Contributions
HOTO
Health of the Oceans Initiative
IAS
Invasive Alien Species
IIBA
Inuit Impacts and Benefits Agreement
IUCN
International Union for the Conservation of Nature
MBCA
Migratory Birds Convention Act
MBS
Migratory Bird Sanctuary
NGO
Non-Governmental Organization
NLCA
Nunavut Land Claims Agreement
NSA
Nunavut Settlement Area
NTI
Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
NWA
National Wildlife Area
NWT-PAS
Northwest Territories Protected Areas Strategy
PA
Protected Area
PAA
Program Activity Architecture
RPP
Reports on Plans & Priorities
SARA
Species at Risk Act
SSP
Sub-sub Program
TB
Treasury Board

Acknowledgements

The Evaluation Project Team would like to thank those individuals who contributed to this project, particularly members of the Evaluation Committee as well as all interviewees and other contributors who provided insights and comments crucial to this evaluation. The Evaluation Project Team was led by Micheline Hanna, under the direction of the Evaluation Director, William Blois, and included TDV Global Inc. who was contracted to conduct the evaluation.

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