Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences

Directive for the Management of Expenditures on Travel, Hospitality and Conferences, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conferences for Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR) for the period of June 1, 2015 fiscal year ending March 31, 2016.
This information is updated annually and does not contain information withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act.
Expenditures on travel, hospitality and conferences incurred by federal departments and agencies are related to supporting departmental mandate and the government’s priorities.

Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR) was created pursuant to the Canadian High Arctic Research Act and came into force on June 1, 2015. The purpose of POLAR is to advance knowledge of the Canadian Arctic to improve economic opportunities, environmental stewardship and the quality of life of its residents and all other Canadians; promote the development and dissemination of knowledge of the other circumpolar regions, including the Antarctic; strengthen Canada’s leadership on Arctic issues, and establish a hub for scientific research in the Canadian Arctic.

Further details on POLAR’s mandate, program activities and legislation may be found in the Report on Plans and Priorities and the Departmental Performance Report.

Total expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences of POLAR for the period from June 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016 are summarized below:

Expenditure Category

Expenditures for the 10-month period ended March 31, 2016

(in thousands of dollars)

Travel – Public Servants


Travel – Non-Public Servants


Total Travel




Conference Fees




Note: As this is a new department, no comparative numbers are available for the previous year.

David J. Scott, Ph.D.

Julie Brunet
Chief Financial Officer

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