Planned Full Time Equivalent (FTE) by Program and by Organization - (2017-18 to 2019-20)

Notice to Readers

The following corrections were made to the English version of this dataset:

  • The program name “Aboriginal Entrepreneurship” was corrected to “Indigenous Entrepreneurship”
  • The program name “Aboriginal Rights and Interests” was corrected to “Rights and Interests of Indigenous Peoples”
  • The program name “Urban Aboriginal Participation” was corrected to “Urban Indigenous Participation”

This table presents planned Full-time Equivalents (FTEs) by Program. This table also aligns planned spending for each Program with its corresponding Government of Canada Spending Area and Activity.

As per the new TBS Policy on Results, a new reporting format—consisting of a Departmental Results Framework and Program Inventory—was adopted by the following 7 departments for the 2017-18 fiscal year:

  • Canadian Human Rights Commission
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board
  • National Energy Board
  • Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying
  • Parole Board of Canada
  • Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

This new reporting format is expected to bring greater clarity to how the government communicates the results it seeks to achieve, does achieve, and the resources used to achieve them. By the 2018-19 fiscal year, this new format will be adopted by all organizations, replacing the Program Alignment Architecture instituted by the rescinded TBS Policy on Management, Resources and Results Structure.

Notes:

  • Planned FTEs is a measure of the extent to which an employee represents a full person-year charge against the departmental budget for future spending years. Full-time equivalents are calculated as a ratio of assigned hours of work to scheduled hours of work. Scheduled hours of work are set out in collective agreements.
  • Internal Services supports all Government of Canada Activities and Spending Areas but cannot be disaggregated amongst them. Accordingly, for analytical purposes, it is assigned a virtual activities and a spending area named “Internal Services”.
  • The data entries with “.” are intentional to distinguish no recorded value for a cell as opposed to an actual recorded value of zero.
  • This table consolidates 2017-18 Departmental Plans Planned FTE data submitted by federal institutions although totals may not match or agree with those presented in these documents due to rounding.
Name of the Organization Name of the Core Responsibility / Strategic Outcome Name of the Program Name of the Sub-Program Name of the Sub-Sub-Program Description Government of Canada Spending Areas and Activities 2017-18 Planned FTEs 2018-19 Planned FTEs 2019-20 Planned FTEs Explanation
Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada Efficient and effective services which support tribunal chairs and members in exercising their statutory responsibilities and ensure that their independence is protected in a manner which promotes Canadians’ confidence in the federal tribunal system. Payments to Tribunal Chairs and Members . . The Program administers appropriations with respect to tribunal chairs’ and members’ salaries and other compensation pursuant to the terms of tribunals’ enacting legislation and Governor-in-Council appointments. Government Affairs: Government Operations 118 118 118 .
Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada Efficient and effective services which support tribunal chairs and members in exercising their statutory responsibilities and ensure that their independence is protected in a manner which promotes Canadians’ confidence in the federal tribunal system. Registry Services . . The Registry Services Program provides registry services in support of tribunals. The Program works closely with Tribunal Chairs and Members to ensure that matters before the Tribunals are heard and disposed of in a timely, fair, impartial and efficient manner and within statutory obligations. Services provided include: processing tribunal documents; maintaining and safeguarding tribunal records; providing information to the public regarding tribunal procedures; assisting in the scheduling and conduct of tribunal hearings and assisting in communicating tribunal decisions to the parties and the public. The Registry Services Program also is responsible for developing and monitoring service standards, assessing the performance of registry functions and implementing required improvements Government Affairs: Government Operations 174 174 174 .
Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada Efficient and effective services which support tribunal chairs and members in exercising their statutory responsibilities and ensure that their independence is protected in a manner which promotes Canadians’ confidence in the federal tribunal system. Tribunal Specialized and Expert Support Services . . The Tribunal Specialized and Expert Support Services Program provides expert research, analysis, drafting support and advice as well as other support services including investigation and mediation to assist Tribunals in the discharge of their statutory responsibilities. These services are provided by ATSSC employees such as legal counsel, sectoral experts, tribunal assistants and research personnel. Government Affairs: Government Operations 253 253 253 .
Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 159 159 159 .
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency A competitive Atlantic Canadian economy. Community Development Community Investment . To be sustainable and to grow, communities must take responsibility for their own economic development future. They must have the capacity and resources available to them at a local level to lead the community development process as well as to invest in those initiatives that stimulate their economic development. These communities include geographic communities and communities of interest such as industry sectors, non-profit organizations and Aboriginal and francophone organizations. The Agency works with these communities, assisting them to develop their own vision for economic growth through targeted planning and by making strategic investments toward increasing the human capacity present in the community, including skills development, training, and coordination, as well as physical capacity (i.e. community infrastructure). This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payments: the Innovative Communities Fund (ICF) and the Business Development Program (BDP). Economic Affairs: Economic Development 84 84 84 .
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency A competitive Atlantic Canadian economy. Community Development Community-based Business Development . The lack of business capital available in rural regions of Canada has the potential to be a significant economic development barrier. It impedes the establishment and expansion of small businesses that are essential to the vitality and sustainability of communities in rural areas. The Agency provides targeted support to community-based non-profit organizations to address investment capital gaps that focus on small businesses. The Agency provides contributions to a network of Community Business Development Corporations (CBDCs) in Atlantic Canada that are run by community-based volunteer boards of directors. CBDCs provide an essential source of investment capital that focuses on small rural businesses as well as services that include business counselling and skills development. In addition, the Agency assists Aboriginal communities by improving access to capital for small and medium-sized Aboriginal businesses. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payments: the Community Futures (CF) program, the Innovative Communities Fund (ICF) and the Business Development Program (BDP). Economic Affairs: Economic Development 17 17 17 .
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency A competitive Atlantic Canadian economy. Enterprise Development Innovation and Commercialization . Raising the levels of research and development and of innovation in the region is fundamental to increasing Atlantic Canada’s competitiveness and to closing the productivity gap with the rest of the country. The Agency invests in innovation and commercialization by supporting the research and development of new products, services and processes, as well as their commercialization in the marketplace. The Agency also provides support for the adoption and adaptation of leading-edge technologies. Clients include businesses and organizations such as universities and research institutes. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payments: the Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF) and the Business Development Program (BDP). Economic Affairs: Economic Development 76 76 76 .
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency A competitive Atlantic Canadian economy. Enterprise Development International Business Development . Canada’s Global Markets Action Plan identifies global value chains and new economic forces as offering opportunities while recognizing increased competition for Canada. To strengthen the country’s position in international markets, the strategy prescribes taking advantage of emerging global opportunities and reinforcing Canada’s image internationally as a preferred business partner and premier investment destination. Consistent with this strategy, the Agency pursues international opportunities with a view to increasing the number of exporters and the volume of export sales, to attracting foreign direct investment and to supporting the international commercialization of technology. Further, the Agency promotes Atlantic Canada abroad as a world leader in energy production, export and research, as a centre of innovation, as a skilled labour pool, as a reliable supplier of quality products at competitive prices and as the gateway to the North American market. The Agency also plays a role in coordinating the efforts of federal, provincial and private-sector organizations in Atlantic Canada in pursuing international business opportunities. Clients include businesses, non-profit organizations, learning and research institutions, and provincial governments. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment: the Business Development Program (BDP). Economic Affairs: Economic Development 53 53 53 .
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency A competitive Atlantic Canadian economy. Enterprise Development Productivity and Growth . The Agency invests in productivity and growth to enhance Atlantic Canadians’ access to the information, business skills and financing they require to start and/or grow a business. This enables businesses to get established, become more productive and grow, which generates wealth and jobs in the economy. Investments in productivity and growth are made directly by helping businesses to increase competitiveness through activities such as productivity improvement, expansion, modernization, business skills development, training and hiring skilled personnel, and indirectly through contributions to non-profit organizations such as business and economic development associations that undertake activities that foster business productivity and growth. The Agency also administers Canada Business, which acts as a comprehensive source of information on government services, programs, regulations and resources for businesses. By reducing the complexity of dealing with various levels of government, Canada Business plays a role in the business development process. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment: the Business Development Program (BDP). Economic Affairs: Economic Development 93 93 93 .
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency A competitive Atlantic Canadian economy. Policy, Advocacy and Coordination Advocacy . Federal decision-makers must understand and consider Atlantic Canada’s interests, and regional stakeholders must remain well-informed of federal government actions and of opportunities that are relevant to the economic interests of the region. The Agency’s advocacy activities aim to advance the region’s interests in national policy and program development. In the case of federal government procurement, particularly major Crown projects, the Agency advocates to leverage industrial benefits for small and medium-sized Atlantic Canadian businesses. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 22 22 22 .
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency A competitive Atlantic Canadian economy. Policy, Advocacy and Coordination Coordination . The Agency is mandated by its legislation to coordinate the policies and programs of the Government of Canada in relation to opportunities for economic development in Atlantic Canada. The coordination function engages a range of economic partners to address the economic priorities of Atlantic Canada through a coherent and collaborative approach to development, including federal-provincial initiatives, round tables and expert panels. The Agency coordinates with other federal departments on regional development efforts and through the Atlantic Federal Council on Government of Canada priorities. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 13 13 13 .
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency A competitive Atlantic Canadian economy. Policy, Advocacy and Coordination Policy . Policy provides a solid base of understanding for the development of the Agency’s strategic priorities and initiatives, program design and input to national policy development and federal-provincial relations. This includes policy analysis and advice (including the development of policies and frameworks), economic analysis, research and stakeholder engagement. The policy function is carried out by officials in Moncton and Ottawa, as well as those in the regional offices located in the capitals of each Atlantic province. The Agency’s policy work is supported in part by a dedicated Agency fund that contributes to building policy research capacity in Atlantic Canada. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payments: the Atlantic Policy Research Initiative (APRI) and the Business Development Program (BDP). Economic Affairs: Economic Development 33 33 33 .
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 199 199 199 .
Canada Border Services Agency Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 2543 2534 2533 .
Canada Border Services Agency International trade and travel is facilitated across Canada’s border and Canada’s population is protected from border-related risks. Admissibility Determination . . Through the Admissibility Determination program, the CBSA develops, maintains and administers the policies, regulations, procedures and partnerships that enable border services officers to intercept people and goods that are inadmissible to Canada and to process legitimate people and goods seeking entry into Canada within established service standards. In addition, the Agency develops, maintains and administers the policies, regulations, procedures and partnerships to control the export of goods from Canada. In the traveller stream, border services officers question people upon arrival to determine if they and their personal goods meet the requirements of applicable legislation and regulations to enter Canada. Border services officers will then make a decision to grant entry or refer a person for further processing (e. g. , payment of duties and taxes, issuance of a document), and/or for a physical examination. In the commercial stream, carriers and importers are required to provide information to the CBSA at or prior to arrival in Canada. Border services officers review the status of pre-arrival decisions and/or the provided accompanying documentation to determine whether the goods meet the requirements of applicable legislation and regulations to enter Canada. Based on this determination, a border services officer may refer the goods for further processing, examination and/or scientific/engineering analysis. Upon further examination goods may be seized or penalties imposed. With some exceptions, all goods being exported from Canada must be reported “in writing” to the CBSA. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 7427 7403 7399 .
Canada Border Services Agency International trade and travel is facilitated across Canada’s border and Canada’s population is protected from border-related risks. Criminal Investigations . . Under the Criminal Investigations program, the CBSA protects the integrity of border-related legislation and contributes to public safety and Canada’s economic security by investigating and pursuing the prosecution of travellers, importers, exporters and/or other persons who commit criminal offences in contravention of Canada’s border-related legislation. CBSA investigators review potential border legislation violations and gather evidence using a variety of investigative techniques, including search warrants, production orders and digital forensic analysis. These violations include criminal offences under the Customs Act, Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, various food, plant and animal legislation, and other border-related legislation. In conjunction with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, the CBSA pursues the prosecution of individuals or business entities who violate Canada’s border-related legislation. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 303 303 303 .
Canada Border Services Agency International trade and travel is facilitated across Canada’s border and Canada’s population is protected from border-related risks. Immigration Enforcement . . The Immigration Enforcement Program determines whether foreign nationals and permanent residents who are or may be inadmissible to Canada are identified and investigated, detained, monitored and/or removed from Canada. Foreign nationals and permanent residents of Canada believed to be inadmissible are investigated and may have a report written against them by a CBSA inland enforcement officer. Depending on the type of inadmissibility, the merits of the report are reviewed by either a Minister’s Delegate or an independent decision maker at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) where a CBSA hearings officer represents the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. Subsequent to this review, a removal order may be issued against the foreign national or permanent resident in question. Removal orders issued against refugee claimants are conditional and do not come into force until the claim against the removal order is abandoned, withdrawn or denied by the IRB. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 993 1067 1062 .
Canada Border Services Agency International trade and travel is facilitated across Canada’s border and Canada’s population is protected from border-related risks. Recourse . . The Recourse Program provides the business community and individuals with an accessible mechanism to seek an impartial review of service-related complaints, program decisions and enforcement actions taken by the CBSA. This program ensures that their decisions are fair, transparent and accurately reflect the Agency’s policies and the Acts administered by the CBSA. Individuals can complete a written submission if they disagree with an enforcement action or a program decision made by the CBSA or wish to submit a complaint or compliment about services. Clients are provided with a timely acknowledgement of their correspondence, before CBSA officials conduct a thorough review, taking into consideration the legislation administered by the Agency, CBSA policies, the client’s point of view and, where necessary, technical opinions from CBSA experts or legal advice from the Department of Justice. Individuals who are not satisfied with the CBSA’s review can appeal to the appropriate court, tribunal or external review body. The Recourse Program also facilitates the review of external complaints of discrimination filed with the Canadian Human Rights Commission and assists the Department of Justice representing the Agency on appeals to the Federal Court, various tribunals and other external bodies. Economic Affairs: Market integrity, regulation, and competition 111 111 111 .
Canada Border Services Agency International trade and travel is facilitated across Canada’s border and Canada’s population is protected from border-related risks. Revenue and Trade Management . . The Revenue and Trade Management Program administers international and regional trade agreements and domestic legislation and regulations governing trade in commercial goods. The Program ensures that appropriate trade data is collected and that the duties and taxes owed to the Government of Canada are remitted in accordance with Canadian trade laws and import requirements. Commercial importers must accurately report on their goods at the time of importation, and remit the required payment, or self-correct their entries, and pay any additional amounts owing, when they have reason to believe that trade-related reporting errors have occurred. Economic Affairs: Market integrity, regulation, and competition 667 668 668 .
Canada Border Services Agency International trade and travel is facilitated across Canada’s border and Canada’s population is protected from border-related risks. Risk Assessment Program . . The Risk Assessment program “pushes the border out” by seeking to identify high-risk people, goods and conveyances as early as possible in the travel and trade continuum to prevent inadmissible people and goods from entering Canada. This benefits the travelling public and the trade community by enabling the Agency to focus its examination and interdiction activities on high-risk people and goods, thereby facilitating the entry of low-risk travellers and goods. The Agency uses a variety of threat and risk assessment methodologies, intelligence and supporting technologies to identify potential risks to the security and safety of people and goods. International Affairs: International Engagement 1198 1167 1167 .
Canada Border Services Agency International trade and travel is facilitated across Canada’s border and Canada’s population is protected from border-related risks. Secure and Trusted Partnerships . . Through the Secure and Trusted Partnerships Program, the CBSA works closely with clients, other government departments and international border management partners to enhance trade chain and traveller security while providing pre-approved, low-risk travellers and traders with streamlined and efficient border processes. The CBSA develops and administers programs and cooperative agreements with its partners to ensure alignment with international standards (e. g. , World Customs Organization SAFE Framework of Standards) and promote best practices in global border management. By increasing membership in trusted traveller and trader programs, the CBSA is able to improve its capacity to mitigate risk in advance and focus examination efforts on identifying travellers and traders of unknown or higher risk. International Affairs: International Engagement 397 397 397 .
Canada Revenue Agency Benefits Benefits . . We deliver a range of ongoing benefits and one-time payment programs that support the economic and social well-being of Canadians. Through processing and validation activities, we make sure the right benefit payment is made to the right individual at the right time. We offer benefit recipients timely and accessible information on their entitlements and obligations both through our call centres and securely online. Economic Affairs: Employment and Income Security 1592 1586 1550 .
Canada Revenue Agency Internal Services Acquisition Management Services . . Acquisition management services involve activities undertaken to support the acquisition of goods, services or construction services identified as necessary for a department to fulfill its ongoing mandate and purpose. These activities include processing, monitoring and reporting, developing and implementing departmental policies and procedures, and activities that support the sound management of procurement contracts. Internal Services 107 107 107 .
Canada Revenue Agency Internal Services Communications Services . . Communications services involve activities undertaken to ensure that Government of Canada communications are effectively managed, well-coordinated and responsive to the diverse information needs of the public. These activities ensure that the public receives government information, and that the views and concerns of the public are taken into account in the planning, management and evaluation of policies, programs, services and initiatives. This Internal Services category refers to communications that are corporate in nature, affecting the entire department whether through internal communications to all employees or external communications on behalf of the department. Internal Services 413 412 424 .
Canada Revenue Agency Internal Services Financial Management Services . . Financial management services involve activities undertaken in the department to ensure the prudent use and stewardship of financial resources in an effective, efficient and economic manner. Activities include planning, budgeting, accounting, costing, reporting, control and oversight, analysis, decision support and advice, and financial systems. Internal Services 677 671 660 .
Canada Revenue Agency Internal Services Human Resources Management Services . . Human resources management services include activities related to supporting human resources (HR) planning and reporting; reviewing, assessing and developing organizational design; reviewing and assessing job descriptions and classifications; supporting staffing processes; collecting and processing employee information related to compensation, leave and transfers; identifying and coordinating organization-wide training and learning requirements; promoting values, ethics and employment equity; managing employee recognition and awards programs; addressing workplace management and labour relations; and developing and maintaining HR information systems within the organization. Internal Services 1115 1116 1120 .
Canada Revenue Agency Internal Services Information Management Services . . Information management services involve activities undertaken to achieve efficient and effective information management to support program and service delivery; foster informed decision making; facilitate accountability, transparency, and collaboration; and preserve and ensure access to information and records for the benefit of present and future generations. Information management (IM) is the discipline that directs and supports effective and efficient management of information in an organization, from planning and systems development to disposal or long-term preservation. Internal Services 404 404 404 .
Canada Revenue Agency Internal Services Information Technology Management Services . . Information technology services involve activities undertaken to achieve efficient and effective use of information technology (IT) to support government priorities and program delivery, to increase productivity and enhance services to the public. IT management activities includes planning, developing (or procuring), and operating IT computing, telecommunications, infrastructure and applications. Internal Services 3320 3141 3029 .
Canada Revenue Agency Internal Services Legal Service . . Legal services involve activities undertaken to enable government departments and agencies to pursue policy, program and service delivery priorities and objectives within a legally sound framework. Activities include the provision of the following services: legal advisory, litigation and legislative services. Internal Services 50 49 49 .
Canada Revenue Agency Internal Services Management and Oversight Services . . Management and oversight services involve activities undertaken to ensure that federal government service operations and programs comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies and plans. Activities include providing strategic direction, governance and corporate planning; allocating resources and taking investment decisions; and analyzing exposure to risk and determining appropriate countermeasures. Internal Services 1014 989 981 .
Canada Revenue Agency Internal Services Material Management Services . . Materiel management services involve activities undertaken to ensure that materiel can be managed by departments in a sustainable and financially responsible manner that supports the cost-effective and efficient delivery of government programs. Treasury Board’s Policy on Management of Materiel defines materiel as “all movable assets, excluding money or records, acquired by Her Majesty in right of Canada. ” Movable assets are tangible and include a broad range of goods such as equipment (e. g. , office, information technology, telecommunications, scientific), furniture and furnishings, and larger goods (e. g. , vehicles and ships). Most materiel expenditures are specific program expenditures. However, as an Internal Services category, materiel management services include the expenditures from policy and administrative support for those who manage and dispose of materiel throughout the department. Internal Services 372 362 362 .
Canada Revenue Agency Internal Services Real Property Management Services . . Real property management services involve activities undertaken to ensure that real property (e. g. , land, bridges, and buildings) is managed in a sustainable and financially responsible manner throughout its life cycle to support the cost-effective and efficient delivery of government programs. Most federal real property services are captured under specific program expenditures. As an Internal Services category, real property management services are limited to those expenditures associated with office accommodations that are not funded by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), as well as to expenditures for real property services. Also included in this category are the expenditures of any FTEs that provide real property policy advice to real property practitioners throughout the department. Internal Services 193 193 193 .
Canada Revenue Agency Tax Charities . . We administer the national registration program for charities, registered Canadian amateur athletic associations, and registered national arts service organizations. We are responsible for activities that span the full spectrum of the compliance continuum, including registration, communications and outreach, processing and examination, audit and enforcement, and policy and technical guidance. We ensure charities understand their obligations under the law and work to safeguard the interests of taxpayer donors, while helping charities meet their legal obligations under the Income Tax Act. Government Affairs: Government Operations 397 393 355 .
Canada Revenue Agency Tax Collections . . We collect tax and non-tax debts on behalf of the federal, provincial, and territorial governments, as well as for other government departments and agencies. We continue to evaluate new approaches to strengthen and streamline tax collection activities, facilitated by improved information technology and data analysis, which allow a more targeted and risk-based approach. By differentiating lower-risk taxpayers (those who can and want to pay, or those who owe but need time to pay) from those who do not intend to pay, we can customize our approach to encourage or enforce compliance, as needed. Government Affairs: Government Operations 5408 5560 5800 .
Canada Revenue Agency Tax Domestic compliance . . We protect the integrity of Canada’s voluntary compliance tax system through education and proactive efforts that are aimed at helping those who want to comply. We identify, address, and deter non-compliance through a risk-based, graduated approach including targeted communication, examinations, audits and where warranted, penalties. We work to ensure that applicants for tax assistance and investment tax credits have the information and timely services they need and are aware of their tax obligations, providing assistance to those who want to comply, and that the tax credits or cash refunds are delivered in a prompt, consistent, and predictable manner. Government Affairs: Government Operations 6776 6698 6690 .
Canada Revenue Agency Tax International and Large Business Compliance and Criminal Investigations . . We help to ensure that Canada receives its share of taxes from international and large entities with complex financial transactions and taxpayers with offshore accounts. We target non-compliance, in a globalized tax environment, through a variety of means, such as business intelligence, predictive analytics, risk assessment, legislative reviews and informants. Our taxpayer interventions include education, audits, and criminal investigations. We detect and address tax evasion and fraud and work closely with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) and federal law enforcement agencies to make sure the most serious cases of tax evasion and fraud are thoroughly investigated and referred for prosecution. Government Affairs: Government Operations 2948 2900 2890 .
Canada Revenue Agency Tax Objections and Appeals . . We offer an impartial review process for taxpayers who wish to file a formal dispute relating to assessments or determinations the CRA made under the Income Tax Act, the Excise Tax Act, the Canada Pension Plan, and the Employment Insurance Act. We also work with the Department of Justice on appeals before the courts. Government Affairs: Transparency and Accountability 1435 1456 1458 .
Canada Revenue Agency Tax Policy, Rulings, and Interpretations . . We offer taxpayers, registrants, and tax intermediaries binding rulings and non-binding interpretations of the acts the CRA administers, including the Canada Pension Plan and the Employment Insurance Act. In doing so, we give taxpayers early certainty by explaining how the law applies to specific situations. We work closely with the Department of Finance Canada in developing legislative policy and providing legislative policy and administrative services to other Canadian government organizations. We continue to introduce and advance initiatives designed to provide early certainty on tax matters, help prevent errors and, in some cases, reduce the number of individual requests for rulings and interpretations. We also administer legislation related to excise duties and taxes. Government Affairs: Government Operations 1092 1097 1093 .
Canada Revenue Agency Tax Registered Plans . . We enforce the provisions of the Income Tax Act relating to deferred income and savings plans by registering and monitoring the plans and by approving the deductibility of employer contributions to defined benefit pension plans. We protect taxpayer investments and make sure registered plans comply with legislative requirements and, at the same time, work to reduce the administrative burden on plan administrators. Government Affairs: Government Operations 162 162 162 .
Canada Revenue Agency Tax Returns compliance . . We encourage individuals, businesses, and trusts to file on time and educate them about their tax obligations. We continually seek ways to provide easier access to information and tools needed to comply, and help prevent non-compliance through educational and proactive methods to prompt timely and appropriate action. We enforce registration and complete validations and reviews of withholding, remitting, reporting, and filing obligations for individuals and businesses, payroll deductions, GST/HST, other levies, and non-resident taxes. Government Affairs: Government Operations 4711 4652 4798 .
Canada Revenue Agency Tax Service Complaints . . We offer taxpayers a process to resolve complaints about the service, quality, or timeliness of the CRA’s work, as described under the service rights in the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. These service issues raised by taxpayers through formal and informal channels provide valuable insight and feedback, which in turn helps to identify and implement improvements for Canadians. Government Affairs: Transparency and Accountability 86 84 85 .
Canada Revenue Agency Tax Tax Services and Processing . . We give taxpayers the accurate and timely information they need to comply with Canada’s tax laws and modernize our services, including expanding our digital services, making it easier for taxpayers to meet their tax obligations. In addition to the individual returns program, we register businesses for a business number and administer T2, T3, GST/HST, excise, and other levies programs. We help businesses and individuals to voluntarily comply with Canada’s tax laws by processing their information and payments as quickly and accurately as possible and telling them the results of their assessment or reassessment. We also encourage and process voluntary disclosures by taxpayers and their representatives who want to correct inaccurate or incomplete information and pay their fair share. Government Affairs: Transparency and Accountability 6841 6675 6521 .
Canada Revenue Agency Tax Taxpayer Relief . . We administer the process under which the Minister of National Revenue may, under legislative provisions, grant to taxpayers relief from penalties and interest that arise through no fault of their own, an inability to pay, or circumstances beyond their control. Government Affairs: Transparency and Accountability 248 257 257 .
Canada Revenue Agency Taxpayers’ Ombudsman Taxpayers’ Ombudsman . . The Office of the Taxpayers’ Ombudsman allows people to request independent and impartial investigations of service-related complaints if they feel they have been treated unfairly or unprofessionally by the CRA. Government Affairs: Transparency and Accountability 31 31 31 .
Canada School of Public Service Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 187 182 182 .
Canada School of Public Service Public Servants have the common knowledge and the leadership and management competencies they require to fulfill their responsibilities in serving Canadians. Learning Services . . This program delivers learning services to the federal public service, providing standardized training to build common knowledge, skills and competencies that support public service employees in fulfilling their responsibilities in delivering programs and services to Canadians. This program is responsible for enterprise-wide training and development in support of government priorities. It leads to a centralized, common approach to managing and delivering learning services that are open to all federal public service employees throughout their career and are common to the operation of all federal institutions, regardless of mandate or location. The Learning Services Program offers a curriculum consisting of foundational development training, which is designed to build a core common culture throughout the federal public service, and specialized development training, which is open to all employees working in information technology, human resources or finance, as well as to those wishing to develop their knowledge in other areas of specialization, including management and leadership. This program achieves its results through a common curriculum, designed to be delivered both in person and online and supported by technology infrastructure so as to enable the delivery of training across the federal public service. Government Affairs: Government Operations 410 378 378 .
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Improved workplace conditions and practices that enhance the health, safety, and well being of working Canadians. Occupational health and safety information development, delivery services and tripartite collaboration . . The goal of this program is to provide free information on occupational health and safety to support Canadians in their efforts to improve workplace safety and health. Citizens are provided information through a free and impartial personalized service via telephone, e-mail, person-to-person, fax or mail. Alternatively they can independently access a broad range of electronic and print resources developed to support safety and health information needs of Canadians. This may include cost recovery products and services and is supported financially by contributions from various stakeholders. Through health and safety information development, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) collects, processes, analyzes, evaluates, creates and publishes authoritative information resources on occupational health and safety for the benefit of all working Canadians. This information is used for education and training, research, policy development, development of best practices, improvement of health and safety programs, achieving compliance, and for personal use. Various levels of service are available from free to purchase of products and services. When the product or service provided by CCOHS is provided to identified external recipients with benefits beyond those enjoyed by the general taxpayer, a user fee is charged. CCOHS promotes and facilitates consultation and cooperation among federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions and participation by labour, management and other stakeholders in the establishment and maintenance of high standards and occupational health and safety initiatives for the Canadian context. The sharing of resources results in the coordinated and mutually beneficial development of unique programs, products and services. Collaborative projects are usually supported with a combination of financial and non-financial contributions to the programs by stakeholders and result in advancement of the health and safety initiatives. Social Affairs: Health 68 71 73 .
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 21 22 23 .
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency High quality and timely environmental assessments of major projects to protect the environment and support economic growth. Environmental Assessment Delivery Program . . This program ensures that high quality environmental assessments of major projects are conducted and completed in a timely and predictable way, thereby supporting economic growth while preventing or reducing adverse environmental effects. The most appropriate means of avoiding duplication of assessment activities with other jurisdictions is applied, thereby, increasing efficiency and providing certainty for all participants in the process. The Agency will promote, monitor, and facilitate compliance with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 . The environmental assessment process provides for the meaningful participation of the public and Indigenous groups. Indigenous consultation obligations are integrated to the greatest extent possible with the federal environmental assessment process. As such, the Agency consults with Indigenous groups during the environmental assessment process to assess how the proposed project may adversely impact potential or established Indigenous or Treaty rights and related interests, and find ways to avoid or minimize these adverse impacts. This program uses funding from the following transfer payments: the Participant Funding Program, and the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 150 150 150 .
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency High quality and timely environmental assessments of major projects to protect the environment and support economic growth. Environmental Assessment Policy Program . . The EA Policy program develops and promotes robust policies and practices for high quality environmental assessment (EA) in accordance with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 . This is achieved by building and reinforcing policies, procedures and criteria for the conduct of federal EA, by promoting cooperation and coordinated action between the federal government and other jurisdictions, by promoting communication and cooperation with Indigenous Peoples, and by developing instruments and training for EA practitioners. EA Policy enables continuous improvement through research, monitoring, analysis and advice. Recommendations inform the development of new regulatory and policy approaches as well as the revision of guidance, training and knowledge based instruments. The program also provides support for the conduct of EA through various means, such as federal provincial agreements and policy criteria. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 40 39 39 .
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 72 72 70 .
Canadian Food Inspection Agency A safe and accessible food supply and plant and animal resource base. Animal Health and Zoonotics Program Aquatic Animal Health . The Aquatic Animal Health sub-program aims to mitigate risks associated with the introduction and spread of certain aquatic animal diseases of concern to Canada. This program achieves its objectives by partnering with Fisheries and Oceans Canada to deliver on initiatives that track, detect and control aquatic animal diseases as set out in the relevant governing acts and regulations. Through verification of compliance, this sub-program supports domestic and international confidence that Canada’s aquatic animal resources are free from aquatic animal diseases, and contributes to the sustainable productivity of aquaculture and harvest fisheries. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Statutory Compensation Payments. Social Affairs: Health 42 41 41 .
Canadian Food Inspection Agency A safe and accessible food supply and plant and animal resource base. Animal Health and Zoonotics Program Feed . The Feed sub-program aims to minimize risks associated with livestock and poultry feeds manufactured in or imported into Canada. The program achieves its objectives by verifying that feeds are safe, effective and labelled in accordance with the relevant governing acts and regulations. This sub-program contributes to the production and maintenance of a healthy and sustainable animal resource base which supports food safety and environmental sustainability. Through verification of compliance, this sub-program supports confidence in feed manufactured in Canada. Social Affairs: Health 187 185 185 .
Canadian Food Inspection Agency A safe and accessible food supply and plant and animal resource base. Animal Health and Zoonotics Program Terrestrial Animal Health . The Terrestrial Animal Health sub-program aims to prevent the entry of reportable, foreign animal diseases and the spread of reportable domestic animal diseases as set out in the relevant governing acts and regulations. This sub-program achieves its objectives by delivering initiatives that track, detect, and mitigate risks to the terrestrial animal resource base. This sub-program supports food safety, public health, and protection of the animal resource base, and instills national and international confidence in Canadian agricultural products. Through verification of compliance, this sub-program supports domestic and international confidence that Canada’s animals are free from certain reportable diseases, particularly those potentially transmissible to humans. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Statutory Compensation Payments. Social Affairs: Health 713 703 534 CFIA’s planned  full-time equivalents excludes funding extensions for sunsetting initiatives.  The Agency will assess the level of resources required and seek renewal, as required, to maintain and continuously improve Canada’s strong food safety system, safe and accessible food supply, and plant and animal resource base.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency A safe and accessible food supply and plant and animal resource base. Food Safety Program Dairy . The Dairy sub-program aims to mitigate risks associated with dairy and dairy products that are produced in Canada’s federally registered establishments or imported for consumption. The program achieves its objectives by verifying that dairy and dairy products meet health and safety requirements through verification of compliance with the governing acts and regulations. The program also helps to mitigate unfair market practices by verifying that labelling for pre-packaged dairy products meets the requirements as set out in the acts and regulations. This sub-program supports confidence in Canada’s dairy products. Social Affairs: Health 114 108 107 CFIA’s planned  full-time equivalents excludes funding extensions for sunsetting initiatives.  The Agency will assess the level of resources required and seek renewal, as required, to maintain and continuously improve Canada’s strong food safety system, safe and accessible food supply, and plant and animal resource base.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency A safe and accessible food supply and plant and animal resource base. Food Safety Program Egg . The Egg sub-program aims to mitigate risks associated with egg and egg products that are produced in Canada’s federally registered establishments or imported for consumption. The program achieves its objectives by verifying that eggs and egg products are graded according to relevant governing acts and regulations and that they comply with the requirements of the said acts and regulations. The program also helps to mitigate unfair market practices by verifying that labelling and advertising practices meet the requirements for pre-packaged egg products. This sub-program supports confidence in Canada’s egg and egg products. Social Affairs: Health 72 68 68 CFIA’s planned  full-time equivalents excludes funding extensions for sunsetting initiatives.  The Agency will assess the level of resources required and seek renewal, as required, to maintain and continuously improve Canada’s strong food safety system, safe and accessible food supply, and plant and animal resource base.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency A safe and accessible food supply and plant and animal resource base. Food Safety Program Fish and Seafood . The Fish and Seafood sub-program aims to mitigate risks associated with fish and seafood products processed in Canada’s federally registered establishments or imported for consumption. It achieves its objectives by developing product and process standards and ensuring that products, importers and domestic industry comply with quality, safety and identity of fish and seafood requirements through verification of compliance with the governing acts and regulations. This sub-program supports confidence in Canada’s fish and seafood products. Social Affairs: Health 404 382 380 CFIA’s planned  full-time equivalents excludes funding extensions for sunsetting initiatives.  The Agency will assess the level of resources required and seek renewal, as required, to maintain and continuously improve Canada’s strong food safety system, safe and accessible food supply, and plant and animal resource base.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency A safe and accessible food supply and plant and animal resource base. Food Safety Program Fresh Fruit and Vegetables . The Fresh Fruit and Vegetables sub-program aims to mitigate risks associated with fresh fruits and vegetables and their products produced in federally-registered establishments or imported for consumption. It achieves its objectives by verifying that products meet all stipulated health and safety requirements through verification of compliance with the relevant governing acts and regulations. This sub-program mitigates unfair market practices by verifying that labelling and net quantity requirements for pre-packaged Fresh Fruit and Vegetable products are adhered to. This sub-program supports confidence in Canada’s fresh fruit and vegetable products. Social Affairs: Health 229 217 216 CFIA’s planned  full-time equivalents excludes funding extensions for sunsetting initiatives.  The Agency will assess the level of resources required and seek renewal, as required, to maintain and continuously improve Canada’s strong food safety system, safe and accessible food supply, and plant and animal resource base.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency A safe and accessible food supply and plant and animal resource base. Food Safety Program Imported And Manufactured Food Products . The Imported and Manufactured Food Products sub-program aims to mitigate risks associated with food commodities that are regulated by the relevant governing acts and regulations. The CFIA and provincial/territorial governments share the jurisdiction over IMFP because the sector includes a large variety of foods that are traded intra-provincially or inter-provincially. This program achieves its objectives by verifying that these products comply with the health, food safety, and consumer protection requirements. The program mitigates unfair market practices by verifying that requirements related to net quantity, composition, claims, labelling, and advertising of these foods are adhered to and by enforcing the governing acts and regulations. Through enforcement of the acts and regulations, the program supports confidence in Canada’s imported and manufactured food products. Social Affairs: Health 445 421 418 CFIA’s planned  full-time equivalents excludes funding extensions for sunsetting initiatives.  The Agency will assess the level of resources required and seek renewal, as required, to maintain and continuously improve Canada’s strong food safety system, safe and accessible food supply, and plant and animal resource base.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency A safe and accessible food supply and plant and animal resource base. Food Safety Program Meat and Poultry . The Meat and Poultry Sub-Program aims to mitigate risks associated with meat and poultry and their products that are produced in Canada’s federally registered establishments or imported for consumption. The program achieves its objectives by verifying that meat, poultry and their products meet health and safety requirements as set out in the Food and Drugs Act, the Canadian Agricultural Products Act, the Livestock and Poultry Carcass Grading Regulations, and the Meat Inspection Act and Regulations. The program also helps to mitigate unfair market practices related to labelling compliance as set out in the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act for pre-packaged meat products, and audits the delivery of a grading program based on objective meat quality and retail yield standards. Through verification of compliance with the aforementioned acts and regulations, the program supports confidence in Canada’s meat, poultry and their products. Social Affairs: Health 1541 1456 1359 CFIA’s planned  full-time equivalents excludes funding extensions for sunsetting initiatives.  The Agency will assess the level of resources required and seek renewal, as required, to maintain and continuously improve Canada’s strong food safety system, safe and accessible food supply, and plant and animal resource base.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency A safe and accessible food supply and plant and animal resource base. Food Safety Program Processed Products . The Processed Products sub-program aims to mitigate risks associated with processed products, including honey and maple products, which are produced in federally-registered establishments or imported for consumption. The program achieves its objectives by verifying that processed products comply with health and food safety requirements through verification of compliance with the relevant governing acts and regulations. This sub-program minimizes unfair market practices by verifying that labelling and net quantity requirements for pre-packaged processed products are adhered to. The program supports confidence in Canada’s processed products. Social Affairs: Health 85 80 79 CFIA’s planned  full-time equivalents excludes funding extensions for sunsetting initiatives.  The Agency will assess the level of resources required and seek renewal, as required, to maintain and continuously improve Canada’s strong food safety system, safe and accessible food supply, and plant and animal resource base.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency A safe and accessible food supply and plant and animal resource base. International Collaboration and Technical Agreements . . The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s International Collaboration and Technical Agreements program contributes to a coherent, predictable, and science-based international regulatory framework that facilitates compliance with the regulatory requirements of importing countries’ food, animals, plants, and their products, resulting in the facilitation of multi-billion dollar trade for the Canadian economy. The program achieves its objectives through active participation in international fora for the development of international science-based rules, standards, guidelines and policies and the management of sanitary and phytosanitary committees established under international agreements. The CFIA’s active promotion of the Canadian science-based regulatory system among foreign trading partners and its negotiations to resolve scientific and technical issues contribute to market access. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Federal Assistance Program. International Affairs: International Trade and Investment 310 277 256 The Planned full time equivalents for the International Agreements and Technical Collaboration Program decreases primarily due to the scheduled end of funding for the following initiatives and programmes: the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector in seizing market opportunities and securing agriculture market access initiative, the Growing Forward 2 initiative, the improved market access for Canadian agricultural products initiative, and .Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy. The Agency will assess the level of resources required and seek renewal, as required, to maintain and continuously improve Canada’s strong food safety system, safe and accessible food supply, and plant and animal resource base.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency A safe and accessible food supply and plant and animal resource base. Plant Resources Program Fertilizer . The Fertilizer sub-program aims to ensure that regulated fertilizer, fertilizer/pesticides and supplement products sold in Canada are properly labelled and safe for humans, plants, animals, and the environment. The program achieves its objectives by verifying that fertilizers, fertilizer/pesticides and supplements meet the standards for safety as set out in the relevant governing acts and regulations. Through verification of compliance, the program contributes to public health and environmental sustainability and supports domestic and international confidence in fertilizers, fertilizer/pesticides and supplements manufactured in Canada. Economic Affairs: Environment 37 36 36 .
Canadian Food Inspection Agency A safe and accessible food supply and plant and animal resource base. Plant Resources Program Intellectual Property Rights . The Intellectual Property Rights sub-program, by which plant breeders can obtain intellectual property rights for their new plant varieties, aims to create an environment in Canada which supports innovation in plant breeding, as set out in the relevant governing acts and regulations. This sub-program achieves its objectives by assessing applications from plant breeders to determine that new plant varieties meet the criteria for protection, and when all requirements have been met, granting rights to the variety breeder/owner for a period of up to 18 years. The owner of a new variety who receives a grant of rights has exclusive rights over use of the variety, and will be able to protect his/her new variety from exploitation by others. By enforcing the relevant governing acts and regulations, this sub-program stimulates plant breeding in Canada, facilitates better access to foreign varieties for Canadian producers and supports the protection of Canadian varieties in other countries. Economic Affairs: Environment 9 9 9 .
Canadian Food Inspection Agency A safe and accessible food supply and plant and animal resource base. Plant Resources Program Plant Protection . The Plant Protection sub-program aims to mitigate the risks associated with the introduction and spread of plant pests of quarantine significance to Canada. This sub-program achieves its objectives by delivering initiatives that track, detect and control, or eradicate regulated plant pests and diseases as set out in the relevant governing acts and regulations. The program verifies that plants and plant products, and their associated risk pathways, meet phytosanitary requirements. Through verification of compliance, this sub-program supports environmental sustainability, and public health and instills confidence in Canada’s plants and plant products. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Statutory Compensation Payments. Economic Affairs: Environment 535 527 527 .
Canadian Food Inspection Agency A safe and accessible food supply and plant and animal resource base. Plant Resources Program Seed . The Seed sub-program aims to ensure that seeds sold in Canada meet established standards, that seeds are properly represented in the marketplace and that most agricultural crop kinds are registered before entering the marketplace. The program achieves its objectives by verifying that seeds meet quality, biosafety, labelling and registration standards as set out in the relevant governing acts and regulations. Regulating the environmental release of plants with novel traits contributes to environmental sustainability and the health and safety of Canadians. Furthermore, quality assured and accurately labelled seeds contribute to a prosperous agricultural production system and to domestic and international confidence in Canada’s seeds. Economic Affairs: Environment 107 106 106 .
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 861 853 835 The Planned full time equivalents for Internal Services decreases primarily due tot the scheduled end of funding for the following initiatives and programmes: the Budget 2016 improving food safety for Canadians initiative funding,  the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector in seizing market opportunities and securing agriculture market access initiative, and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy. The Agency will assess the level of resources required and seek renewal, as required, to maintain and continuously improve Canada’s strong food safety system, safe and accessible food supply, and plant and animal resource base.
Canadian Grain Commission Canada’s grain is safe, reliable and marketable and Canadian grain producers are properly compensated for grain deliveries to licensed grain companies. Grain Quality Research Program . . The Canada Grain Act requires the CGC to undertake, sponsor and promote research related to grains. The CGC conducts research in support of Canada’s grain quality assurance system to address emerging issues and facilitate the effective marketing of Canadian grain in domestic and international markets. The CGC’s Grain Research Laboratory (GRL) researches factors affecting the quality and safety of grain and grain-based products as well as procedures and technologies to quantify those factors. Research in the GRL forms the basis of grade specifications. This program benefits not only the agricultural sector, but also Canadians as consumers of grain products. Close collaboration with Canadian and international scientific, academic, analytical, grain industry organizations, as well as other Canadian government departments (e. g. , Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Health Canada) ensures that the CGC remains abreast of new research developments and is able to adapt research priorities to emerging challenges. The grain quality research program is funded by a combination of revolving fund revenue and appropriations. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 43 43 43 .
Canadian Grain Commission Canada’s grain is safe, reliable and marketable and Canadian grain producers are properly compensated for grain deliveries to licensed grain companies. Producer Protection Program Licensing and Security Program . Pursuant to the Canada Grain Act and Canada Grain Regulations, the CGC licenses or exempts grain companies from licensing if their businesses meet certain legislated requirements. The licensing and security program mitigates risks to producers of not being properly compensated for grain delivered to licensed grain companies and provides the framework for establishing and maintaining the Canadian grain quality assurance system. CGC licensees are required to obtain and maintain prescribed security for the purpose of covering their potential obligations to producers in the event of a company default. Economic Affairs: Market integrity, regulation, and competition 12 12 12 .
Canadian Grain Commission Canada’s grain is safe, reliable and marketable and Canadian grain producers are properly compensated for grain deliveries to licensed grain companies. Producer Protection Program Producer Car Allocation Program . Pursuant to the Canada Grain Act and Canada Grain Regulations, the CGC provides an alternate grain delivery mechanism for producers and producer groups that wish to ship their own grain by railcar. The CGC works closely and cooperatively with the grain industry and the railways in an effort to ensure that producer car orders are filled in a timely manner. The CGC has sole responsibility for the allocation of available producer cars for all grains. Economic Affairs: Market integrity, regulation, and competition 2 2 2 .
Canadian Grain Commission Canada’s grain is safe, reliable and marketable and Canadian grain producers are properly compensated for grain deliveries to licensed grain companies. Producer Protection Program Producer Support Programs . The CGC has several programs and activities to ensure producers are properly compensated for the quality of grain delivered and shipped. These programs and activities are not material enough to be considered independently. They include the submitted samples program, the harvest sample program, reinspection of samples on producer request, and investigation of quality and dockage complaints. In addition, the CGC continually collects and updates grain quality data and grain handling information and makes it available to producers and other interested parties to facilitate producer sales and marketing decisions. Economic Affairs: Market integrity, regulation, and competition 17 17 17 .
Canadian Grain Commission Canada’s grain is safe, reliable and marketable and Canadian grain producers are properly compensated for grain deliveries to licensed grain companies. Quality Assurance Program . . The CGC’s quality assurance program is delivered pursuant to the Canada Grain Act and the Canada Grain Regulations. This program assures consistent and reliable grain quality that meets the needs of international and domestic markets. Grain quality refers to end-use processing quality, grain safety and cleanliness, and, in some cases, the composition of varieties in shipments of grain. Provision of grain inspection, grain safety, grain sanitation, grading and analytical services, as well as strong scientific and technical support programs and services are integral components to the overall delivery of an effective quality assurance program. The program includes a complaints resolution process for resolving customer complaints and disputes with respect to grain quality assurance. An effective grain quality assurance program is a key factor in permitting Canadian exporters to market successfully in competitive international grain markets and is essential for producers to realize maximum value from their grain. The quality assurance program is funded by revolving fund revenue. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 211 211 211 .
Canadian Grain Commission Canada’s grain is safe, reliable and marketable and Canadian grain producers are properly compensated for grain deliveries to licensed grain companies. Quantity Assurance Program . . The CGC’s quantity assurance program is delivered pursuant to the Canada Grain Act and the Canada Grain Regulations. The services delivered under this program facilitate the official weighing of export shipments of grain discharged from terminal elevators and the issuance of accompanying quantity assurance documentation. This program ensures international grain buyers and end users that Canadian export grain shipments are accurately weighed and that the weighed product is delivered to conveyances as reported on CGC documentation. The program includes validation of weighing process documentation and weighing device records, establishing and maintaining a weighing systems certification program, and providing input into weighing equipment requirements to ensure accurate weighing of grain shipments from terminal elevators. The quantity assurance program is funded by revolving fund revenue. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 15 15 15 .
Canadian Grain Commission Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 104 104 104 .
Canadian High Arctic Research Station Canada has world-class Arctic science and technology to support the development and stewardship of Canada’s North and is recognized as a leader on circumpolar research issues. Polar Knowledge Application Knowledge Management . Knowledge management will involve engaging key stakeholders and the production and dissemination of science and technology results. This will happen not only through traditional scientific papers but also through a variety of media including policy briefs, social media, input to program design, scientific assessments, decision-support tools and models, and evaluation frameworks. POLAR will support the translation of knowledge into tangible outcomes for communities, industry, decision-makers, and other stakeholders across all the Station’s activities. Transfer Payments: Grant to support the advancement of Northern science and technology (Knowledge Mobilization Award) Economic Affairs: Research and Development 5 5 5 .
Canadian High Arctic Research Station Canada has world-class Arctic science and technology to support the development and stewardship of Canada’s North and is recognized as a leader on circumpolar research issues. Polar Knowledge Application Outreach and Capacity Building . This Sub-program aims to build capacity through training, outreach and employment opportunities. POLAR will work with partner organizations to use Northern science and technology to promote and build a science culture in Canada, and to build awareness of Arctic science and technology domestically and internationally. Outreach will include dedicated support for consultation activities, and building and maintaining POLAR’s social media and a web presence. Capacity Building will manage and support partnered activities and initiatives to advance and support the next generation of researchers and highly qualified personnel and to strive to fulfill Canada’s obligations under Article 23 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. Transfer Payments: Grants to individuals, organizations, associations and institutions to support research and activities relating to the polar regions Economic Affairs: Research and Development 9 9 9 .
Canadian High Arctic Research Station Canada has world-class Arctic science and technology to support the development and stewardship of Canada’s North and is recognized as a leader on circumpolar research issues. Science and Technology for the North Science and Monitoring . This Sub-program aims to pursue partnerships with organizations in order to collaborate on cross-disciplinary, cross-sectoral issues, leveraging their experience, expertise, and resources. This Sub-program also aims to have direct competitive and peer-reviewed processes that fund external recipients with shared goals (e.g., academics, communities, not-for-profit organizations, industry, governments, and international scientists). Funding to external recipients will be guided by relevance to the Science and Technology Plan, scientific excellence, and the extent to which projects strengthen Northern capacity and leadership in science and monitoring. POLAR will lead the development of the Canadian Arctic Monitoring and Prediction Network to coordinate with existing efforts and implement new initiatives in a network of coordinated and strategically-located social and environmental monitoring sites, surveillance, and observation activities. Transfer Payments: Grant and contributions to support the advancement of Northern science and technology Economic Affairs: Environment 16 18 18 .
Canadian High Arctic Research Station Canada has world-class Arctic science and technology to support the development and stewardship of Canada’s North and is recognized as a leader on circumpolar research issues. Science and Technology for the North Technology Development and Transfer . This Sub-program aims to create POLAR as a major hub for Arctic technology development. This Sub-program activity also aims to foster Northern technology development by providing a research platform, expertise, infrastructure, and funding to support Northern entrepreneurs and innovators in development, adapting, and testing technologies that could be used in the North. POLAR will work with Aboriginal Peoples of Canada’s North to create an environment at the facility and in its work in which both traditional knowledge and science can contribute to building solutions to challenges in the Arctic. Transfer Payments: Grant and contributions to support the advancement of Northern science and technology Economic Affairs: Environment 6 7 7 .
Canadian High Arctic Research Station Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 16 18 18 .
Canadian Human Rights Commission Employment Equity Audits Employment Equity Program . . The Employment Equity Program contributes to the establishment of a diverse society that promotes social inclusion and a fair labour market by ensuring that workplaces are free of employment barriers for women, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. In conducting audits of federally regulated private and public sector employers for compliance with the requirements of the Employment Equity Act, the program helps them achieve reasonable progress toward the creation of work environments that foster equality of opportunity and respect for human rights. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 10 10 10 .
Canadian Human Rights Commission Engagement and Advocacy Promotion Program . . The Promotion Program contributes to a more inclusive Canada by raising awareness about Canadian human rights and responsibilities through its public advocacy and engagement efforts. The program advances human rights by developing statements positions, approaches and tools to influence public debate on emerging, immediate and long-term human rights issues. To promote the inclusion of human rights into the national agenda, the program engages civil society, governments, employers and other stakeholders to work together in identifying approaches to eliminate barriers to social inclusion that people in vulnerable circumstances face in today’s society. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 34 34 34 .
Canadian Human Rights Commission Human Rights Complaints Protection Program . . The Protection Program contributes to a diverse society that promotes social inclusion by ensuring that People in Canada have a human rights complaint resolution system available to them, so that people in vulnerable circumstances can bring forward the human rights issues or challenges they face. To this end, the program screens and registers human rights complaints; it investigates complaints of discrimination; it mediates and resolves human rights disputes; and finally, it litigates human right cases and represents the public interest in courts and tribunals to support the advancement of human rights. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 74 74 74 .
Canadian Human Rights Commission Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 73 73 73 .
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canada is a world leader in the creation, dissemination and application of health research knowledge. Investigator-Initiated Health Research Operating Support . Provides grant funding to researchers to conduct ethically sound research in any area related to health aimed at the discovery and application of knowledge. Investigators identify and propose the nature and scope of the research and compete for support by demonstrating the potential impact the research will have with respect to improving health systems and/or health outcomes. Funds are disbursed through the Grants for Research Projects and Personnel Support transfer payment program for funding the operational support of research from open competitions. Examples of funding use are, but not exclusive to: the cost of the research project; consultation fees and/or; fees paid to research participants, etc. Social Affairs: Health 83 79 80 .
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canada is a world leader in the creation, dissemination and application of health research knowledge. Investigator-Initiated Health Research Training and Career Support . Provides award funding to promising researchers and trainees to support training (master’s, PhD, postdoctoral fellow) or career advancement (chairs, salary awards) in order to continue to build and maintain Canada’s health research capacity across all aspects of health research. Funds are disbursed through the following transfer payment programs: Grants for Research Projects and Personnel Support; the Canada Graduate Scholarships; the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships; the Canada Excellence Research Chairs; the Industrial Research Chairs for Colleges; and the College and Community Innovation Program. Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships and Canada Research Chairs are also disbursed through the transfer payment programs mentioned. Funds can be used to cover such expenses as research equipment, materials and research supplies or travel to scientific meetings. Social Affairs: Health 42 41 42 .
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canada is a world leader in the creation, dissemination and application of health research knowledge. Priority-Driven Health Research Horizontal Health Research Initiatives . Provides targeted funding for the advancement and application of health research knowledge to address, in an ethical manner, priority health challenges identified by CIHR in collaboration with other federal departments or agencies, other national governments, non-governmental organizations, or private sector organizations. Funds may be used to cover research project expenditures as well as salaries or consultation fees. Targeted health challenges currently include: HIV/AIDS Initiative; National Anti-Drug Strategy (NADS); Drug Safety and Effectiveness Network (DSEN); Hepatitis C; and the Networks of Centres of Excellence. Funds are disbursed through the following transfer payment programs: Grants for Research Projects and Personnel Support; the Networks of Centres of Excellence; the Business-Led Networks of Centres of Excellence; the Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research; and the Canada First Research Excellence Fund. Social Affairs: Health 36 36 36 .
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canada is a world leader in the creation, dissemination and application of health research knowledge. Priority-Driven Health Research Institute Driven Initiatives . Provides targeted grant and award funding to mobilize researchers, health practitioners and decision makers to work together to address priority health challenges in an ethical manner. These priority areas are identified by CIHR in consultation with partners and stakeholders. Researchers compete for funding by demonstrating the potential impact the research will have with respect to addressing priority areas. Funds may be used to cover such expenses as stipends and salaries. Funds are disbursed through the Grants for Research Projects and Personnel Support transfer payment program for funding research from targeted competitions while the Institute Support Grant transfer payment program is used to operationalize CIHR’s virtual model. Social Affairs: Health 86 87 87 .
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 209 209 203 .
Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 7 7 7 .
Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat Senior-level intergovernmental conference services are professionally and successfully delivered. Conference Services . . Provision of expert, impartial support services for the planning and conduct of First Ministers, Ministers and Deputy Ministers level federal-provincial-territorial and provincial-territorial conferences. Government Affairs: Government Operations 25 25 25 .
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency Developed and diversified territorial economies that support prosperity for all Northerners. Economic Development Business Development . This sub-program supports the growth and expansion of northern businesses, including small and medium enterprises, through advice, and funding support. The sub-program’s objective is to encourage a competitive, diverse northern business sector that is aligned with economic development opportunities across the North. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 18 4 4 .
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency Developed and diversified territorial economies that support prosperity for all Northerners. Economic Development Community Development . This sub-program supports community-level investments in infrastructure and organizations, and individual-level investments in skills and capacity development. The sub-program’s objective is the establishment of economically sustainable northern communities with a high quality of life for residents. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 10 10 10 .
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency Developed and diversified territorial economies that support prosperity for all Northerners. Policy and Alignment Coordination and Alignment . This sub-program engages a range of economic actors (government, non-governmental organizations, Aboriginal organizations and private companies) to address the economic priorities of the North, and to leverage resources and investments by building partnerships and coordination with other federal departments and northern stakeholders. CanNor’s Northern Projects Management Office (NPMO) is a reflection of this approach as it works with project proponents, federal and territorial departments, Aboriginal communities and others to advance resource development. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 13 13 13 .
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency Developed and diversified territorial economies that support prosperity for all Northerners. Policy and Alignment Policy and Advocacy . This sub-program informs departmental decision making by providing a solid base of knowledge and understanding to develop effective programs and federal initiatives; to support the development of the Agency’s strategic priorities; to provide input to national programs and policies; and to establish strategic partnerships with governments and stakeholders from the private and not-for-profit sectors. CanNor puts a particular emphasis on the overall performance of natural resource development sector. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 13 13 13 .
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 26 26 26 .
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 234 234 234 .
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Safe and secure nuclear installations and processes used solely for peaceful purposes and public confidence in the nuclear regulatory regime’s effectiveness. Nuclear Fuel Cycle Nuclear Processing Facilities . This sub-program regulates all phases of nuclear processing in Canada (including site preparation, from construction and operation to decommissioning). Nuclear processing facilities process nuclear substances ? either as part of the nuclear fuel cycle, or for other industrial or medical uses. The licensing process follows the stages laid out in the Class I Nuclear Facilities Regulations. At each licensing stage, the CNSC determines whether the licence applicant is qualified and has made adequate provisions for the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment. Compliance activities are applied to operating and decommissioned processing facilities. These activities include facility inspections, review of licensee reports, and environmental, radiation and conventional health and safety data analysis. The stakeholders associated with this sub-program are primarily licensees associated with uranium refineries, uranium conversion facilities, nuclear fuel fabrication facilities, tritium light source facilities and medical radioisotope processing facilities. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 24 24 24 .
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Safe and secure nuclear installations and processes used solely for peaceful purposes and public confidence in the nuclear regulatory regime’s effectiveness. Nuclear Fuel Cycle Nuclear Waste Management Facilities . This sub-program regulates all phases of nuclear waste management facilities in Canada which process, store or dispose of nuclear waste (including site preparation, from construction and operation to decommissioning and long-term storage). Nuclear waste is defined as any material (liquid, gas or solid) that contains a radioactive nuclear substance (defined in the Nuclear Safety and Control Act) and which the owner has determined to be waste (as per regulatory policy P290, Managing Radioactive Waste). Nuclear waste management is regulated through the policies, legislation and responsible organizations set in place to govern the management of radioactive waste in Canada, and outlined in the Government of Canada’s Radioactive Waste Policy Framework. At each licensing stage, the CNSC determines whether the licence applicant is qualified and will make adequate provisions for the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment. Compliance activities are applied to operating and decommissioned processing facilities. Compliance activities include facility inspections, review of licensee reports, and environmental, radiation and conventional health and safety data analysis. The stakeholders associated with this sub-program are primarily licensees associated with nuclear waste management facilities, categorized by the type of waste managed (low-, intermediate- or high-level radioactive waste). Social Affairs: Safety and Security 25 25 25 .
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Safe and secure nuclear installations and processes used solely for peaceful purposes and public confidence in the nuclear regulatory regime’s effectiveness. Nuclear Fuel Cycle Uranium Mines and Mills . This sub-program regulates all phases of uranium mining and milling in Canada (including site preparation, from construction and operation to decommissioning). The licensing process follows the stages laid out in the Uranium Mines and Mills Regulations. At each licensing stage, the CNSC determines whether the licence applicant is qualified and will make adequate provisions for the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment. Compliance activities are applied to operating and decommissioned mines and mills. These activities include facility inspections, review of licensee reports, and environmental, radiation and conventional health and safety data analysis. The stakeholders associated with this sub-program are primarily uranium mines and mills. Currently, operating uranium mines and mills are located in Saskatchewan. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 19 19 19 .
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Safe and secure nuclear installations and processes used solely for peaceful purposes and public confidence in the nuclear regulatory regime’s effectiveness. Nuclear Non-proliferation Domestic and International Arrangements . This sub-program aims to establish and maintain domestic and international arrangements? in collaboration with other organizations within Canada and abroad? to implement measures of control and international obligations to which Canada has agreed. The CNSC negotiates administrative arrangements with domestic and international organizations to align regulatory systems and processes, to comply with and maintain international commitments, and to implement measures pursuant to Canada’s nuclear non-proliferation policy. These measures include bilateral nuclear cooperation agreements with Canada’s nuclear trading partners. The CNSC is also responsible for the administration and implementation of the nuclear security programs, and other supporting nuclear security requirements and guidance related to domestic and international activities. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 7 7 7 .
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Safe and secure nuclear installations and processes used solely for peaceful purposes and public confidence in the nuclear regulatory regime’s effectiveness. Nuclear Non-proliferation Import and Export . This sub-program activity area establishes controls on the exports and imports of nuclear substances, equipment and information (technology), through licensing, compliance and counter-proliferation measures. The objective is to ensure that nuclear goods and technology are transferred internationally solely for peaceful purposes, and do not contribute to threats to nuclear non-proliferation or security. Controls are implemented consistent with requirements under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (NSCA), other relevant national legislation, international standards and guidelines to which Canada adheres (e.g., Nuclear Suppliers Group Guidelines, or IAEA codes of conduct) and Canadian nuclear non-proliferation policy (e.g., Nuclear Cooperation Agreement provisions). Social Affairs: Safety and Security 26 26 26 .
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Safe and secure nuclear installations and processes used solely for peaceful purposes and public confidence in the nuclear regulatory regime’s effectiveness. Nuclear Non-proliferation Safeguards . This sub-program activity area aims to maintain the IAEA’s broader conclusion for Canada, by ensuring that Canada’s obligations under the Canada-IAEA Safeguards Agreement and Additional Protocol are met. The broader conclusion is an annual statement by the IAEA that over a given year there was no diversion of declared nuclear material, and no indication of undeclared nuclear material or nuclear activity. The Safeguards Agreement (1972) and the Additional Protocol (2000) are treaty-level instruments between the Government of Canada and the IAEA requiring Canada to accept and facilitate IAEA safeguards on all nuclear material and certain specific nuclear activities. The signing of the Safeguards Agreement with the IAEA was required by the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, while the Additional Protocol is a voluntary safeguards-strengthening instrument signed by nearly all major nuclear states. The CNSC maintains the IAEA broader conclusion for Canada ? achieved annually since 2005 ? to provide assurances to Canadians and the international community of the absence of undeclared nuclear materials and activities in Canada. The attainment of the broader safeguards conclusion was the prerequisite for the introduction of an “integrated safeguards” regime in Canada, which allows the IAEA to adjust its technical objectives for Canada, increasing the efficiency of the national overall inspection effort without undermining effective safeguards implementation. This, in turn, allows the IAEA to dedicate resources to areas of greater proliferation concern. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 7 7 7 .
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Safe and secure nuclear installations and processes used solely for peaceful purposes and public confidence in the nuclear regulatory regime’s effectiveness. Nuclear Reactors Nuclear Power Plants . This sub-program regulates all the lifecycle stages for nuclear power plants in Canada (from site preparation, construction and operation, to decommissioning and abandonment, once operations are ended). Nuclear power plants generate electricity for public and industrial consumption. The CNSC’s licensing of nuclear power plants is comprehensive and covers 14 separate topics referred to as “safety and control areas.” The licensing process provides assurance that the applicant is qualified and implements appropriate provisions to assure safety and security of the facility. After a licence is issued, the CNSC stringently evaluates compliance to ensure that the license holder meets its responsibilities. In addition to having a team of onsite inspectors, CNSC staff with specific technical expertise regularly visit the plants, to verify that operators are meeting the regulatory requirements and licence conditions. The stakeholders associated with this sub-program are primarily nuclear power plant licensees: Bruce Power, Ontario Power Generation, New Brunswick Power and Hydro Quebec. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 230 230 230 .
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Safe and secure nuclear installations and processes used solely for peaceful purposes and public confidence in the nuclear regulatory regime’s effectiveness. Nuclear Reactors Research Reactors . This sub-program regulates all the lifecycle stages for research reactors in Canada (from site preparation, construction and operation, to decommissioning and abandonment, once operations are ended). Research reactors help scientific research, conduct non-destructive testing and produce radioactive substances for medical, industrial and scientific use. The CNSC’s licensing of research reactors is comprehensive and covers 14 separate topics referred to as “safety and control areas.” The CNSC assesses licence applications to ensure that safety and control measures are technically and scientifically sound, that all requirements are met, and that the appropriate safety systems are in place to protect people and the environment. After a licence is issued, the CNSC stringently evaluates compliance. CNSC staff with specific technical expertise regularly visit the sites, to verify that operators are meeting the regulatory requirements and licence conditions. The stakeholders associated with this sub-program are primarily research reactor licensees: the National Research Universal reactor, the McMaster Nuclear Reactor, and the SLOWPOKE reactors. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 43 43 43 .
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Safe and secure nuclear installations and processes used solely for peaceful purposes and public confidence in the nuclear regulatory regime’s effectiveness. Nuclear Substances and Prescribed Equipment Academic and Research Sector . This sub-program aims to regulate the production, possession, and use of nuclear substances, radiation devices and other prescribed equipment in Canada, as it relates to the academic and research sector. The academic and research sector focuses primarily on biological and biomedical research with open-source radioisotopes. The sector also employs research particle accelerators and research irradiators. Nuclear substances found in the academic field include those used in irradiators (which irradiate cells or samples in research laboratories. Particle accelerators are used for research in the fields of subatomic physics, materials and biomedicine and may also generate some nuclear materials for medical and research facilities. Nuclear substances are used in teaching and research laboratories for diverse activities such as gas chromatography, which analyzes environmental samples. Licences are issued for the safe handling and use of nuclear substances, radiation devices and other prescribed equipment in this area. Compliance activities are conducted to monitor the safety and compliance with regulatory requirements. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 7 7 7 .
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Safe and secure nuclear installations and processes used solely for peaceful purposes and public confidence in the nuclear regulatory regime’s effectiveness. Nuclear Substances and Prescribed Equipment Commercial Sector . This sub-program aims to regulate the production, possession, and use of nuclear substances, radiation devices and prescribed equipment in Canada, as it relates to the commercial sector. The commercial sector focuses primarily on the production and sale of nuclear substances and the third-party servicing and distribution of radiation devices and other prescribed equipment (such as particle accelerators). Nuclear substances are found in many products used to protect the health and safety of Canadians (including smoke detectors, self-lighting exit signs and security-screening equipment). Such devices may not require a licence for possession by the end-user; however, their manufacturing and initial distribution in Canada are licensed by the CNSC. Licences are issued for the safe handling and use of nuclear substances, radiation devices and other prescribed equipment in this area. Compliance activities are conducted to monitor the safety and compliance with regulatory requirements. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 10 10 10 .
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Safe and secure nuclear installations and processes used solely for peaceful purposes and public confidence in the nuclear regulatory regime’s effectiveness. Nuclear Substances and Prescribed Equipment Dosimetry Services . This sub-program licenses dosimetry service providers under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (NSCA) and the CNSC Radiation Protection Regulations. Each dosimetry service provider must meet the technical and quality assurance requirements outlined in the CNSC’s Technical and Quality Assurance Standards for Dosimetry Services. Compliance activities are conducted to monitor the safety and compliance with regulatory requirements. Dosimetry service providers are either commercial service providers, which service external clients, or in-house service providers, which are nuclear licensees with the capability of providing dosimetry services for their own employees and visitors. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 1 1 1 .
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Safe and secure nuclear installations and processes used solely for peaceful purposes and public confidence in the nuclear regulatory regime’s effectiveness. Nuclear Substances and Prescribed Equipment Industrial Sector . This sub-program aims to regulate the production, possession, and use of nuclear substances, radiation devices and prescribed equipment in Canada, as it relates to the industrial sector. The industrial sector uses nuclear substances for various purposes, ranging from civil engineering work, measurement and control, to the delivery of services such as industrial radiography and oil well logging. These nuclear substances are found in radiation devices, such as fixed nuclear gauges (which monitor production processes in the pulp and paper industry), portable nuclear gauges (which measure moisture and density in soil and the compaction of asphalt in road construction) and in radiography devices (used for materials analysis).The production of several day-to-day commodities (such as smoke detectors), also requires the aid of nuclear substances, whose use is regulated by the CNSC. Licences are issued for the safe handling and use of nuclear substances, radiation devices and other prescribed equipment in this area. Compliance activities are conducted to monitor the safety and compliance with regulatory requirements. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 36 36 36 .
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Safe and secure nuclear installations and processes used solely for peaceful purposes and public confidence in the nuclear regulatory regime’s effectiveness. Nuclear Substances and Prescribed Equipment Medical Sector . This sub-program aims to regulate the production, possession, and use of nuclear substances, radiation devices and other prescribed equipment in Canada as it relates to the medical sector. The medical sector uses nuclear substances and nuclear energy for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Medical applications using radiopharmaceuticals are designed to target specific tissues and organs, delivering nuclear substances to specific areas of the body. Radiopharmaceuticals are widely used in the diagnosis of heart disease and cancer. Nuclear energy (produced by nuclear substances and particle accelerators) is used for radiation therapy, to treat various types of cancers and other diseases. Licences and certificates are issued for the safe handling and use of nuclear substances, radiation devices and other prescribed equipment in this area. Compliance activities are conducted to monitor safety and compliance with regulatory requirements. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 21 21 21 .
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Safe and secure nuclear installations and processes used solely for peaceful purposes and public confidence in the nuclear regulatory regime’s effectiveness. Nuclear Substances and Prescribed Equipment Packaging and Transport . This sub-program aims to regulate the packaging and transport of nuclear substances in Canada. The CNSC’s packaging and transport regulations are based on international transport regulations published by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), ensuring a high level of safety of persons and to the environment. The CNSC certifies package designs requiring competent authority approval in Canada and worldwide, and requires the registration of those packages prior to their use in Canada, as a way of ensuring the safe packaging and transport of nuclear substances. Other regulatory requirements (such as labeling, documentation, quality assurance program and radiation protection program for carriers) exist to further strengthen transport safety. The CNSC issues transport licences for specific circumstances, however transport activities are generally exempt from CNSC licensing. Compliance activities are conducted to monitor the safety and compliance with regulatory requirements. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 13 13 13 .
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Safe and secure nuclear installations and processes used solely for peaceful purposes and public confidence in the nuclear regulatory regime’s effectiveness. Scientific, Technical, Regulatory and Public Information Public Engagement and Outreach . This sub-program identifies existing and emerging key stakeholder groups, and develops tools, tactics and strategies to reach and engage these stakeholders with plain-language, credible information that has been tailored to them and their needs. Stakeholders include the Canadian public, Canadian nuclear licensees, vendors, the academic community, special interest groups, other government departments, other jurisdictions, international organizations, and Aboriginal groups. This program administers funding from the following transfer payments program: Participant Funding Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 8 8 8 .
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Safe and secure nuclear installations and processes used solely for peaceful purposes and public confidence in the nuclear regulatory regime’s effectiveness. Scientific, Technical, Regulatory and Public Information Regulatory Framework . This sub-program develops and makes improvements to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s regulatory framework. The regulatory framework includes the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (NSCA) and its associated regulations, the Nuclear Liability Act, federal environmental legislation, regulatory documents outlining requirements and guidance, and nuclear standards developed by the CSA Group (formerly named the Canadian Standards Association). The framework also takes into account Government of Canada regulatory policy guidance, as well as the views of stakeholders and the general public. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 83 83 83 .
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Safe and secure nuclear installations and processes used solely for peaceful purposes and public confidence in the nuclear regulatory regime’s effectiveness. Scientific, Technical, Regulatory and Public Information Research . This sub-program conducts research to generate objective, scientific and technical information to address gaps and uncertainties in the CNSC’s knowledge base, through the administration of contracts, contribution agreements, and grants. CNSC staff and management benefit directly from this research. Other beneficiaries include: the nuclear technical community (nuclear safety experts, academic community, research laboratories), nuclear licensees, other government departments, other jurisdictions, international organizations (such as the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Nuclear Energy Agency), and the general public. This program administers funding from the following transfer payments program: Class Grants and Contributions Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 13 13 13 .
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Safe and secure nuclear installations and processes used solely for peaceful purposes and public confidence in the nuclear regulatory regime’s effectiveness. Scientific, Technical, Regulatory and Public Information Scientific and Technical Information . This sub-program explains the scientific knowledge basis for the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s regulatory positions. This sub-program is related to the research sub-program by using scientific and technical information generated from outside sources (contracts, contribution agreements and grants) as well as inside sources (CNSC staff research and analysis) to provide a reasonable base for the systematic review of existing and new scientific information supporting the regulatory decision-making by the Commission and its delegated authorities. This assessment of scientific information is adapted, customized and translated for use by stakeholders, including the nuclear technical community (such as nuclear safety experts and academia), nuclear licensees, vendors, special interest groups, Aboriginal groups, other government departments, other jurisdictions, international organizations (such as the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Nuclear Energy Agency), and the general public. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 50 50 50 .
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Canadians have access to a world-class communication system. Canadian Content Creation Compelling Canadian Content . Through the conditions it places on broadcasters and distribution undertakings, the CRTC will ensure that Canadians have access to high quality Canadian programming that is supported by strong production values. Canadian drama and comedy programs that reflect our values and attitudes will be compelling to Canadians. Social Affairs: Heritage and Culture 59 59 59 .
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Canadians have access to a world-class communication system. Canadian Content Creation Diverse Canadian Content . As outlined in the Broadcasting Act and through its broadcasting licensing processes and regulatory frameworks, the CRTC will support the creation of diverse Canadian programming that provides a balance of information and entertainment for all Canadians. The CRTC will ensure that Canadian programming is available in both official and minority languages. By providing access to a number of local, regional and national information sources, Canadians will be better informed and therefore more able to actively participate in our democratic society. Social Affairs: Heritage and Culture 53 53 53 .
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Canadians have access to a world-class communication system. Connection to the Communication System Affordable Communication Services . The CRTC seeks to ensure that Canadians are able to connect to telephone, internet access, wireless and broadcasting distribution services at rates that are affordable and provide value. The CRTC will assess tariffs provided by service providers, monitor developments in the Communications industry, monitor consumer complaints and provide information to consumers to ensure that Canadians can make informed choices between service providers who offer innovative and affordable packages of services. Economic Affairs: Market integrity, regulation, and competition 71 71 71 .
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Canadians have access to a world-class communication system. Connection to the Communication System Quality communication services . Through its regulatory frameworks, the CRTC will ensure that Canadians have a choice of quality communication service providers for telephone, internet access, wireless and broadcasting distribution services. The CRTC will monitor the broadband speeds and network practices of internet service providers to ensure that they meet the expectations of Canadians and are capable of providing Canadians with access to new and innovative services. The CRTC will review and update its regulatory decisions and provide alternative dispute resolution services to ensure all impediments to a competitive marketplace for the delivery of communication services are addressed. As well, the CRTC will continue to develop regulatory frameworks and coordinate the activities of industry groups to provide Canadians with disabilities access to communication services. Economic Affairs: Market integrity, regulation, and competition 76 76 76 .
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Canadians have access to a world-class communication system. Protection within the communication system Safety-enhancing communication services . The CRTC will ensure that the Canadian Communication system provides services that enhance the safety of Canadians. All Canadians will have access to emergency communication services, such as 911 services and public alerting systems. The CRTC will monitor the development of, and broadcaster participation in, the public alert system. In order to ensure that the 911 system remains up to date, the CRTC will review the regulatory framework for next generation 911 systems. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 17 17 17 .
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Canadians have access to a world-class communication system. Protection within the communication system Unsolicited commercial communications . The CRTC will enhance the privacy and protection of Canadians by promoting compliance with and enforcement of its rules and regulations relating to unsolicited communications, including those related to the National Do Not Call List (DNCL) and Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL). In order to make Canadians more aware of the measures available to protect themselves from unsolicited communications, the CRTC will design public education and outreach activities for the DNCL and CASL. The CRTC will also develop domestic and international partnerships in order to facilitate enforcement activities related to the DNCL and CASL. The CRTC will investigate complaints and take appropriate enforcement actions for both the DNCL and CASL. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 66 66 66 .
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 133 133 133 .
Canadian Space Agency Canada’s exploration of space, provision of space services and development of its space capacity meet the nation’s needs for scientific knowledge, innovation and information. Future Canadian Space Capacity Qualifying and Testing Services . This Sub-Program consists of specialized activities and services for the assembly, integration, and testing of space hardware and involves space qualifying technology, sub-units, units or entire spacecraft developed by Canadian academic institutions, Government of Canada (GoC) organizations, and industry, as well as international partners and clients. This Sub-Program is necessary to ensure that mission-assigned technology and entire systems can safely and reliably meet the rigors of space and to demonstrate the suitability and effectiveness of new Canadian space technology for providing valuable contributions to space missions. This provides an effective base for increasing Canada’s capability to participate in future space programs. This Sub-Program is delivered by the CSA’s David Florida Laboratory on a fee-for-service basis. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 30.2 30 30 .
Canadian Space Agency Canada’s exploration of space, provision of space services and development of its space capacity meet the nation’s needs for scientific knowledge, innovation and information. Future Canadian Space Capacity Space Expertise and Proficiency . This Sub-Program includes the development and enhancement of Canada’s space capacity. This Sub-Program supports research in private or public organizations and sustains the development of highly qualified personnel in science and engineering. We encourage scientifics and engineers to perform relevant development activities in space science and technology, and to develop their know-how by offering them financial support to sustain their research project and access to infrastructure devoted to world class research and training, among which fast execution and small size missions offer frequent flight opportunity. This Sub-Program is necessary to create and sustain a pool of individuals having the expertise and proficiency to form the next generation of space professionals and workers and to provide solutions for future Canadian space endeavours. This Sub-Program is delivered with the participation of funding agencies, Government of Canada (GoC) organizations, foreign space agencies and not-for-profit organizations. This collaborative effort is formalized under national and international partnership agreements or contracts. This Sub-Program is also funded through the Class Grant and Contribution Program to Support Research, Awareness and Learning. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 44.4 50.1 52.7 .
Canadian Space Agency Canada’s exploration of space, provision of space services and development of its space capacity meet the nation’s needs for scientific knowledge, innovation and information. Future Canadian Space Capacity Space Innovation and Market Access Enabling Technology Development This Sub-Sub-Program consists of technology development and demonstration activities that contribute to maintaining or developing a technological edge in promising fields, such as switches, batteries, launchers, antennas, solar panels, etc. This Sub-Sub-Program is necessary as the enabling (generic) technology developed reduces costs and technological risks on multiple mission types, enhances the efficiency or performance of already established space solutions, and facilitates the commercialization of new products through innovation. This Sub-Sub-Program is performed with industry and is formalized under contracts. This Sub-Sub-Program is also funded through the Class Grant and Contribution Program to Support Research, Awareness and Learning. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 25.3 24.2 24.2 .
Canadian Space Agency Canada’s exploration of space, provision of space services and development of its space capacity meet the nation’s needs for scientific knowledge, innovation and information. Future Canadian Space Capacity Space Innovation and Market Access International Market Access This Sub-Sub-Program consists of facilitating foreign market access by the Canadian space industry through negotiating, implementing and managing special international arrangements. For example, in return for Canadian Space Agency (CSA) monetary contributions to the European Space Agency (ESA) under the long-lasting ESA-Canada Agreement, Canadian industry obtains some of the contracts awarded by ESA; thus penetrating a market that would otherwise be limited to Europeans. This Sub-Sub-Program is necessary as it results in increased access to foreign government market share for Canadian industry. This Sub-Sub-Program is delivered through concluding international agreements, trade measures, or other mutually beneficial arrangements that create a favourable political or trade environment that facilitates access to global markets. This Sub-Sub Program is funded through the European Space Agency Contributions program Economic Affairs: Research and Development 3.5 3.9 3.9 .
Canadian Space Agency Canada’s exploration of space, provision of space services and development of its space capacity meet the nation’s needs for scientific knowledge, innovation and information. Space Data, Information and Services Earth Orbit Satellite Missions and Technology Communications Missions This Sub-Sub-Program encompasses the definition, design, technology development, and implementation of Earth orbit satellites dedicated to delivering continuous communications, including Navigation, Positioning and Timing (NPT) services. This Sub-Sub-Program serves continuous operations and is necessary to provide pertinent communications and NPT services that assist Government of Canada (GoC) organizations in the delivery of their mandate, particularly those locating and monitoring vehicle or ship signals, those dealing with remote communities or those managing other key national priorities, such as sovereignty, defence, safety and security. This Sub-Sub-Program is delivered in collaboration with GoC organizations, along with the participation of Canadian industry, academia and foreign space agencies. This collaborative effort is formalized under contracts, and partnership agreements with national, public/private and international organizations. This Sub-Sub-Program is also funded through the Class Grant and Contribution Program to Support Research, Awareness and Learning. Government Affairs: Government Operations 4.5 5.5 7.4 .
Canadian Space Agency Canada’s exploration of space, provision of space services and development of its space capacity meet the nation’s needs for scientific knowledge, innovation and information. Space Data, Information and Services Earth Orbit Satellite Missions and Technology Earth Observation Missions This Sub-Sub-Program encompasses the definition, design, technology development, and implementation of Earth orbit satellites dedicated to producing data, information or imagery of Earth and its atmosphere, ranging from its sub-surface to its upper atmospheric layers, including space surveillance for asteroids, earth orbiting objects and space debris. This Sub-Sub-Program serves continuous operations and is necessary to produce pertinent Earth Observation data and imagery that assist with the mandate delivery of Government of Canada (GoC) organizations that deal especially with key national priorities, such as environment, climate change, weather, natural resources, sovereignty, defence, safety and security. It also provides academia with data required for their research. This Sub-Sub-Program is delivered in collaboration with GoC organizations, along with the participation of Canadian industry, academia and foreign space agencies. This collaborative effort is formalized under contracts and partnership agreements with national, public/private and international organizations. This Sub-Sub-Program is also funded through the Class Grant and Contribution Program to Support Research, Awareness and Learning. Government Affairs: Government Operations 75.7 66.6 65.1 .
Canadian Space Agency Canada’s exploration of space, provision of space services and development of its space capacity meet the nation’s needs for scientific knowledge, innovation and information. Space Data, Information and Services Earth Orbit Satellite Missions and Technology Scientific Missions This Sub-Sub-Program encompasses the definition, design, technology development, and implementation of Earth orbit satellites dedicated to producing scientific data and information for research performed by Government of Canada (GoC) organizations or academia. Examples of this research are those pertaining to climate processes and space weather (solar winds and their interaction with the Earth’s magnetic field). This Sub-Sub-Program is necessary to produce pertinent scientific data and information that allow GoC organizations to mitigate damage or avoid the disabling of critical ground and space infrastructure, such as pipelines, electricity networks and satellites that can sustain damage from the effects of solar winds. In addition, with their enhanced understanding of climate processes and the improved models made possible through this Sub-Sub-Program, GoC organizations are better able to provide weather and climate forecasting. Academia also uses the data and information produced through this Sub-Sub-Program to perform their own research. This Sub-Sub-Program is delivered in collaboration with GoC organizations, along with the participation of Canadian industry, academia and foreign space agencies. This collaborative effort is formalized under contracts and partnership agreements with national, public/private and international organizations. This Sub-Sub-Program is also funded through the Class Grant and Contribution Program to Support Research, Awareness and Learning. Government Affairs: Government Operations 3.9 2.4 1.9 .
Canadian Space Agency Canada’s exploration of space, provision of space services and development of its space capacity meet the nation’s needs for scientific knowledge, innovation and information. Space Data, Information and Services Ground Infrastructure Data Handling This Sub-Sub-Program includes a coordinated national approach to determine optimal station locations and space data handling. This Sub-Sub-Program is necessary for the planning and tasking of data acquisition, as well as the capture, calibration, cataloguing, archiving and availability of space data received from domestic or foreign satellites to assist Government of Canada (GoC) organizations in delivering their mandate. Data handling operations are mostly conducted with Canadian Space Agency (CSA) equipment, located in its ground facilities. In some instances, formal arrangements can be concluded between CSA, GoC organizations or international partners to use another party’s equipment located within its facilities. This Sub-Sub-Program is delivered with the participation of Canadian industry, foreign space agencies and GoC organizations. This collaborative effort is formalized under contracts and partnership agreements with national, public/private and international organizations. This Sub-Sub-Program is also funded through the Class Grant and Contribution Program to Support Research, Awareness and Learning. Government Affairs: Government Operations 3.1 2.8 2.6 .
Canadian Space Agency Canada’s exploration of space, provision of space services and development of its space capacity meet the nation’s needs for scientific knowledge, innovation and information. Space Data, Information and Services Ground Infrastructure Satellite Operations This Sub-Sub-Program encompasses the Telemetry, Tracking and Command (TT&C) of Canadian satellites or of foreign satellites when such services are required from Canadian stations. It also includes the development, installation and use of ground infrastructure that processes the data and operates satellites. This Sub-Sub-Program is necessary to render orbiting satellites functional. The operations of Canadian Space Agency (CSA) satellites are mostly conducted with CSA equipment located in Canada. In some instances, formal arrangements can be concluded between CSA, Canadian industry, Government of Canada (GoC) organizations or international partners to operate one party’s satellites using another party’s equipment. Those arrangements can also provide for the location of one party’s equipment in another party’s facilities. Government Affairs: Government Operations 16 22.7 23.1 .
Canadian Space Agency Canada’s exploration of space, provision of space services and development of its space capacity meet the nation’s needs for scientific knowledge, innovation and information. Space Data, Information and Services Space Data, Imagery and Services Utilization Development Communications Services Utilization This Sub-Sub-Program develops the utilization of space communications, including Navigation, Positioning and Timing (NPT) services available through Canadian and foreign satellites. This Sub-Sub-Program is necessary to broaden the applicability of currently available communications services (optimization) or to create new ones (innovation) for Government of Canada (GoC) organizations. This Sub-Sub-Program engages the participation of the Canadian space industry and is formalized under contracts and partnership agreements with national, public/private and international organizations. This Sub-Sub-Program is also funded through the Class Grant and Contribution Program to Support Research, Awareness and Learning. Government Affairs: Government Operations 1.9 1.8 0.6 .
Canadian Space Agency Canada’s exploration of space, provision of space services and development of its space capacity meet the nation’s needs for scientific knowledge, innovation and information. Space Data, Information and Services Space Data, Imagery and Services Utilization Development Earth Observation Data and Imagery Utilization This Sub-Sub-Program develops the utilization of Earth observation imagery and atmospheric data acquired from Canadian and foreign space assets, ranging from its sub-surface to its upper atmospheric layers. This also applies  to weather and climate imagery. This Sub-Sub-Program is necessary to broaden the applicability of currently available Earth observation space products and services (optimization) or to create new ones (innovation) for the user community (Government of Canada (GoC) organizations and academia). This Sub-Sub-Program engages the participation of the Canadian Space Industry and academia and is formalized under contracts and partnership agreements with national, public/private and international organizations. This Sub-Sub-Program is also funded through the Class Grant and Contribution Program to Support Research, Awareness and Learning. Government Affairs: Government Operations 9 9 5.7 .
Canadian Space Agency Canada’s exploration of space, provision of space services and development of its space capacity meet the nation’s needs for scientific knowledge, innovation and information. Space Data, Information and Services Space Data, Imagery and Services Utilization Development Scientific Data Utilization This Sub-Sub-Program develops the utilization and validates the quality of Canadian and foreign space-based scientific data and derived information that address science questions, such as those related to our understanding of the Earth’s climate system and magnetic field (magnetosphere). This Sub-Sub-Program involves the collaboration of Canadian scientists from Government of Canada (GoC) organizations and academia. This Sub-Sub-Program is necessary to broaden the applicability of currently available space scientific data (optimization) or to create new ones (innovation) for GoC organizations and academia, especially in weather forecasts, climate change and space weather. This Sub-Sub-Program engages the participation of the Canadian Space Industry, academia and GoC organizations scientists, and is formalized under contracts and partnership agreements with national, public/private and international organizations. This Sub-Sub-Program is also funded through the Class Grant and Contribution Program to Support Research, Awareness and Learning. Government Affairs: Government Operations 0.5 0.2 0.2 .
Canadian Space Agency Canada’s exploration of space, provision of space services and development of its space capacity meet the nation’s needs for scientific knowledge, innovation and information. Space Exploration Exploration Missions and Technology Advanced Exploration Technology Development This Sub-Sub-Program includes the development of advanced Canadian signature technologies to be used in potential astronomy and planetary missions that could be destined for the Moon, Mars, asteroids or other celestial bodies. This Sub-Sub-Program is necessary to shape or determine the nature of Canada’s contribution to potential international exploration and astronomy missions and could lead to spin-offs. In addition, the Sub-Sub-Program includes terrestrial deployments in analogue sites that offer geological similarities with Martian or Lunar surfaces, where this technology and its operational aspects are being tested and where exploration-related science is conducted for proof of concepts. This Sub-Sub-Program is performed in collaboration with foreign space agencies and Government of Canada (GoC) organizations and through the Canadian Space Agency participation in international groups, such as the International Space Exploration Coordination Group. This collaborative effort takes shape under contracts and/or international partnership agreements. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 38.8 38.8 41 .
Canadian Space Agency Canada’s exploration of space, provision of space services and development of its space capacity meet the nation’s needs for scientific knowledge, innovation and information. Space Exploration Exploration Missions and Technology Planetary Missions This Sub-Sub-Program encompasses the definition, design, technology development, implementation and use of Canadian scientific instruments and signature technologies made available to international exploration missions. The Sub-Sub-Program is necessary to reach exploration destinations such as planets and asteroids or new exploration platforms to conduct planetary science investigations, to generate data and new knowledge and to conduct engineering and/or planetary resource management activities. This Sub-Sub-Program is performed in collaboration with the international space exploration community, Government of Canada (GoC) organizations and foreign space agencies. This collaborative effort takes shape under contracts and/or international partnership agreements. This Sub-Sub-Program is also funded through the Class Grant and Contribution Program to Support Research, Awareness and Learning. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 5.7 5.8 5.8 .
Canadian Space Agency Canada’s exploration of space, provision of space services and development of its space capacity meet the nation’s needs for scientific knowledge, innovation and information. Space Exploration Exploration Missions and Technology Space Astronomy Missions This Sub-Sub-Program encompasses the definition, design, technology development, implementation and use of Canadian scientific instruments and signature technologies made available to Canadian and international space astronomy missions. This Sub-Sub-Program is necessary to perform space astronomy investigations and generate data and new knowledge about the universe. This Sub-Sub-Program is performed in collaboration with foreign space agencies, Government of Canada (GoC) organizations and through consultations with the Canadian astronomical community. This collaborative effort takes shape under contracts and/or international partnership agreements. This Sub-Sub-Program is also funded through the Class Grant and Contribution Program to Support Research, Awareness and Learning. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 2.7 2.6 1.4 .
Canadian Space Agency Canada’s exploration of space, provision of space services and development of its space capacity meet the nation’s needs for scientific knowledge, innovation and information. Space Exploration Human Space Missions and Support Astronaut Training and Missions This Sub-Sub-Program encompasses activities associated with all phases of an astronaut career from recruitment to retirement, including space missions. This Sub-Sub-Program includes the management of National Astronaut Recruitment Campaigns; the implementation of individualized astronaut career management plan; the implementation of basic, advanced and mission-specific training; collateral duties assignment; space mission negotiations and assignment; as well as all the logistical, administrative and operational support activities in the pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight periods of a space mission. This Sub-Sub-Program is necessary to enable life and work in a space environment and in order to further our understanding of human behaviour and health in space, and to conduct experiments and collect space-based scientific data useful to the science community. This Sub-Sub-Program is performed with Government of Canada (GoC) organizations and foreign space agencies. This collaborative effort is formalized under contracts or international partnership agreements. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 16.2 16.6 13.7 .
Canadian Space Agency Canada’s exploration of space, provision of space services and development of its space capacity meet the nation’s needs for scientific knowledge, innovation and information. Space Exploration Human Space Missions and Support Health and Life Sciences This Sub-Sub-Program encompasses life sciences activities that explore life sustainability solutions on future long-duration exploration missions. These benefits are targeted at the space exploration community, mainly academia and partnering agencies. This Sub-Sub-Program develops collaborative projects with academia and industry. It uses analog sites that offer relevant similarities with the harsh environment of space, and where exploration-related health and life science studies are conducted. This Sub-Sub-Program is necessary to identify, understand, mitigate or eliminate health risks associated with human space flights, and to understand and address the needs of humans during those missions. The solutions could also be offered as alternative healthcare applications for terrestrial benefits through the transfer of knowledge. This Sub-Sub-Program is performed with Government of Canada (GoC) organizations and foreign space agencies. This collaborative effort is formalized under contracts or international partnership agreements. This Sub Sub Program is also funded through the Class Grant and Contribution Program to Support Research, Awareness and Learning. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 0 0 0 For Sub-sub-program  (SSP) 1.2.3.3, the technological development activities are now reported under SSP 1.3.2.2, Enabling Technology Development.
To manage the 4 reported activities 0.04 FTEs are planned to be used in 2017–18 but due to rounding 0.0 is reported.
Canadian Space Agency Canada’s exploration of space, provision of space services and development of its space capacity meet the nation’s needs for scientific knowledge, innovation and information. Space Exploration Human Space Missions and Support Operational Space Medicine This Sub-Sub-Program delivers operational and clinical healthcare activities during all phases of basic, advanced and mission-specific training as well as during the pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight periods. It also promotes and ensures the physical, mental, social well-being and safety of Canadian astronauts. This Sub-Sub-Program is necessary to ascertain the overall health of Canadian astronauts and to monitor long-term health status. This Sub-Sub-Program is performed with Government of Canada (GoC) organizations and foreign space agencies. This collaborative effort is formalized under contracts or international partnership agreements. This Sub-Sub-Program is also funded through the Class Grant and Contribution Program to Support Research, Awareness and Learning. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 1.2 1 2.4 .
Canadian Space Agency Canada’s exploration of space, provision of space services and development of its space capacity meet the nation’s needs for scientific knowledge, innovation and information. Space Exploration International Space Station (ISS) International Space Station Assembly and Maintenance Operations This Sub-Sub-Program includes the provision and operation of the Canadian Mobile Servicing System (MSS), composed of three Canadian robots – Canadarm2, Dextre and the Mobile Base System. MSS operations and maintenance services are conducted by Canadian or foreign astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) and by ground controllers and engineers located in established facilities at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) – Johnson Space Center. This Sub-Sub-Program also includes the provision of specialized MSS training, systems engineering and software services, flight procedures development as well as the facility infrastructure necessary to operate the MSS through its life cycle. This Sub-Sub-Program is necessary to fulfill Canada’s ongoing commitment to the international partnership to assemble and maintain the ISS, a legally binding obligation under the Canadian Civil International Space Station Agreement Implementation Act. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 73.9 68.5 70.1 .
Canadian Space Agency Canada’s exploration of space, provision of space services and development of its space capacity meet the nation’s needs for scientific knowledge, innovation and information. Space Exploration International Space Station (ISS) International Space Station Utilization This Sub-Sub-Program encompasses the implementation of scientific, operational, medical and technological studies in specific areas, such as life sciences, radiation, material or fluid sciences, to be conducted aboard the International Space Station (ISS) by Government of Canada (GoC) organizations, academia or the private sector. The ISS offers said organizations the advantages of an orbiting platform with human presence and prolonged microgravity exposure. This Sub-Sub-Program is necessary for testing novel technologies and conducting scientific studies in the unique environment of the ISS, leading to a better understanding of long-duration space missions and to potential terrestrial benefits. This Sub-Sub-Program is performed in collaboration with GoC organizations and foreign space agencies. This collaborative effort is captured under contracts and/or international partnership agreements. This Sub-Sub-Program is also funded through the Class Grant and Contribution Program to Support Research, Awareness and Learning. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 14.2 14.8 13.2 .
Canadian Space Agency Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 263.9 267.3 269.6 .
Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Independent safety investigations and communication of risks in the transportation system Aviation Occurrence Investigations . . The Aviation Occurrence Investigations program is governed by the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Act, the Transportation Safety Board Regulations, and Annex 13 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation. Under this program, the TSB conducts independent investigations into selected aviation transportation occurrences in, or over Canada, and in certain circumstances internationally, to identify causes and contributing factors. This program includes the publication of investigation reports, the formulation and monitoring of recommendations and other safety communications, as well as the conduct of outreach activities to advocate for changes to operating practices, equipment, infrastructure, and legislation to advance transportation safety. The Aviation Occurrence Investigations program also includes the fulfillment of specific Government of Canada obligations related to transportation safety under conventions of the International Civil Aviation Organization and other international agreements. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 88 88 88 .
Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Independent safety investigations and communication of risks in the transportation system Marine Occurrence Investigations . . The Marine Occurrence Investigations program is governed by the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Act, the Transportation Safety Board Regulations, and the Casualty Investigation Code of the International Maritime Organization. Under this program, the TSB conducts independent investigations into selected marine transportation occurrences in Canada, and in certain circumstances internationally to identify causes and contributing factors. This program includes the publication of investigation reports, the formulation and monitoring of recommendations and other safety communications, as well as the conduct of outreach activities to advocate for changes to operating practices, equipment, infrastructure, and legislation to advance transportation safety. The Marine Occurrence Investigations program also includes the fulfillment of specific Government of Canada obligations related to transportation safety under conventions of the International Maritime Organization and other international agreements. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 37 37 37 .
Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Independent safety investigations and communication of risks in the transportation system Pipeline Occurrence Investigations . . The Pipeline Occurrence Investigations program is governed by the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Act and the Transportation Safety Board Regulations. Under this program, the TSB conducts independent investigations into selected pipeline occurrences under federal jurisdiction within Canada to identify causes and contributing factors. This program includes the publication of investigation reports, the formulation and monitoring of recommendations and other safety communications, as well as the conduct of outreach activities to advocate for changes to operating practices, equipment, infrastructure, and legislation to advance transportation safety. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 2 2 2 .
Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Independent safety investigations and communication of risks in the transportation system Rail Occurrence Investigations . . The Rail Occurrence Investigations program is governed by the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Act and the Transportation Safety Board Regulations. Under this program, the TSB conducts independent investigations into selected rail transportation occurrences in Canada to identify causes and contributing factors. This program includes the publication of investigation reports, the formulation and monitoring of recommendations and other safety communications, as well as the conduct of outreach activities to advocate for changes to operating practices, equipment, infrastructure, and legislation to advance transportation safety. The Rail Occurrence Investigations program also includes the provision of assistance, upon request, to the provinces for the investigation of short-line railway occurrences under provincial jurisdiction. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 42 42 42 .
Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 51 51 51 .
Canadian Transportation Agency Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 61.73 60.73 60.73 .
Canadian Transportation Agency Transparent, fair and timely dispute resolution and economic regulation of the national transportation system. Adjudication and Alternative Dispute Resolution . . The Agency provides formal and informal dispute resolution services to users, service providers and others affected by the federal transportation network, including facilitation, mediation, arbitration, and adjudication. As a quasi-judicial tribunal, the Agency has the authority to issue adjudicative decisions and orders on matters within its jurisdiction over federal rail, air and marine modes of transportation and, in respect of the Agency’s accessibility mandate, extra-provincial bus operations. It resolves disputes between: air travellers and air carriers regarding terms and conditions of air carriage; persons with disabilities and service providers regarding undue obstacles to the mobility of such persons within the federal transportation network; rail shippers, railway companies, and those affected by railway service regarding level of service; shippers and railway companies when they are unable to negotiate level of service agreements; municipalities, provinces and road authorities regarding crossings and firefighting expenses, landowners and railways regarding rail infrastructure; railways and individuals or communities affected by rail noise and vibration; public passenger service providers and railway companies regarding conditions or amounts to be paid for the use of railways, land, equipment, facilities or services; Canadian ship owners and other interested persons regarding coasting trade and pilotage and port authorities regarding charges for pilotage services or port fees. Economic Affairs: Market integrity, regulation, and competition 66.29 66.29 66.29 .
Canadian Transportation Agency Transparent, fair and timely dispute resolution and economic regulation of the national transportation system. Economic Regulation . . The Agency supports an efficient and accessible federal transportation system for users, service providers and other stakeholders through economic regulation of federal air, rail and marine transportation. It acts as the regulator of air transportation by enforcing the Canada Transportation Act and related regulations, administering a licensing and charter permit system, authorizing code share and wet lease arrangements, supporting the negotiation of air bilateral agreements, and ensuring that terms and conditions of carriage of air carriers are consistent with Canadian legislation. It develops regulations and codes of practice to remove undue obstacles to the mobility of persons with disabilities from the federal transportation network. It regulates rail transportation by issuing certificates of fitness and enforcing compliance with minimum insurance requirements consistent with Canadian legislation and regulations. It determines railway costs, approves rail line construction, oversees the discontinuance of service, establishes the net salvage value of rail lines, and determines interswitching rates and the maximum revenue entitlement for the movement of Western grain. It acts as an economic regulator in marine transportation by determining whether suitable Canadian vessels are available when applications are made to use foreign vessels. Economic Affairs: Market integrity, regulation, and competition 97.98 97.98 97.98 .
Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 22 22 22 .
Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Public Confidence in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Civilian Review of Royal Canadian Mounted Police members’ conduct in the performance of their duties . . The Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP (CRCC) is an independent agency created by Parliament to provide fair and independent civilian review of RCMP members’ conduct in the performance of their duties. The CRCC accomplishes this by receiving complaints from the public about the conduct of RCMP members and monitoring the RCMP’s investigations of such complaints. Where a complainant is not satisfied with the outcome of the RCMP’s response to a complaint, a request can be made to the CRCC for an independent review of the members’ conduct and the RCMP’s handling of the matter. In reviewing complaints, the CRCC may find that it is satisfied with the RCMP’s handling of the complaint or it may make findings and recommendations to the RCMP Commissioner and the Minister of Public Safety with respect to matters addressed in the complaint. The CRCC also conducts reviews of specified RCMP activities, reports to provinces which contract RCMP services, conducts research, program outreach and public education, and provides independent observers to investigations of serious incidents involving RCMP members. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 45 45 45 .
Copyright Board Fair decision-making to provide proper incentives for the creation and use of copyrighted works. Copyright Tariff Setting and Issuance of Licences . . The Board is an economic regulatory body empowered to establish, either mandatorily or at the request of an interested party, fair and equitable tariffs that remunerate rights owners for the use of copyrighted works, when the administration of such copyright is entrusted to a collective-administration society. The Board also has the right to supervise agreements between users and licensing bodies and issues licences when the copyright owner cannot be located. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 15 15 15 .
Copyright Board Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 3 3 3 .
Correctional Service of Canada Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 2540 2540 2540 .
Correctional Service of Canada The custody, correctional interventions, and supervision of offenders in communities and in institutions, contribute to public safety. Community Supervision Community Health Services . The Community Health Services Program contributes to public safety by facilitating access to essential health services for offenders residing in a Community Correctional Centre. CSC pays, on a fee-for-service basis, the costs associated with essential health services for non-insured offenders in the community. In addition, as part of its Mental Health Strategy, CSC provides, during conditional release, mental health services to offenders with significant mental health challenges, including psychological services pursuant to Parole Board of Canada conditions; as well as facilitates access to community services to support rehabilitation and successful reintegration. Key activities include providing discharge planning services to ensure continuity of support, mental health services to address mental health needs (e.g., crisis intervention and counselling), and links to community agencies. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 108 108 108 .
Correctional Service of Canada The custody, correctional interventions, and supervision of offenders in communities and in institutions, contribute to public safety. Community Supervision Community Management and Security . The Community Management and Security Program contributes to public safety by supervising and managing offenders in the community, and by gathering, analyzing, and sharing intelligence. Key activities include supervising offenders, updating correctional plans, the Community Staff Safety Program, Electronic Monitoring of offenders, the National Centralized after hours Duty Office, the After Hours Victim Notification Program and the Correctional Service of Canada Tip Line program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 108 108 108 .
Correctional Service of Canada The custody, correctional interventions, and supervision of offenders in communities and in institutions, contribute to public safety. Community Supervision Community-based Residential Facilities Community Correctional Centres The Community Correctional Centres program contributes to public safety by managing federally-operated community-based residential facilities that provide a 24-hour structured living environment for the purpose of safely reintegrating offenders into the community. Community Correctional Centres accommodate offenders under federal jurisdiction who have been released to the community on unescorted temporary absences, day parole, full parole, work releases, statutory release, as well as those subject to Long-Term Supervision Orders. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 2 2 2 .
Correctional Service of Canada The custody, correctional interventions, and supervision of offenders in communities and in institutions, contribute to public safety. Community Supervision Community-based Residential Facilities Community Residential Facilities The Community Residential Facilities Program contributes to public safety by providing accommodation for offenders in what are commonly known as “halfway houses” as well as Hostels, Private Home Placements and Treatment Centres. Community Residential Facilities are operated by non-profit community-based agencies under contract with CSC and promote the successful reintegration of offenders into the community. Key activities include providing supervision, intervention, support, monitoring and accommodation for offenders on release. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 0 0 0 .
Correctional Service of Canada The custody, correctional interventions, and supervision of offenders in communities and in institutions, contribute to public safety. Correctional Interventions CORCAN Employment and Employability . The CORCAN Employment and Employability Program contributes to public safety by helping offenders develop and enhance their employment skills to meet the specific demands of the labour market, thereby improving their chances of employment and safe release into the community. Key activities include employment training and career planning programs for inmates as well as employment and job placement services for offenders after release. The program, which includes CORCAN and other employment and employability initiatives, is designed to allow offenders to acquire skills and develop the pro-social attitudes and behaviours that are valued by employers, which represents a key part of CSC’s efforts to actively support offenders to become law-abiding citizens. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 488 488 488 .
Correctional Service of Canada The custody, correctional interventions, and supervision of offenders in communities and in institutions, contribute to public safety. Correctional Interventions Community Engagement . The Community Engagement Program contributes to public safety through citizen engagement by developing and maintaining relationships with participants, partners, stakeholders and Canadian communities and provides voluntary client-centered services focused on restorative justice and victim services that further contribute to the federal correctional process in areas including meaningful accountability, meeting victims needs, and the reintegration of offenders. Key activities include raising public awareness to improve confidence in federal corrections; providing/receiving information to/from victims; providing opportunities for and delivering victim-offender mediation services to address serious crime nationally, developing and maintaining partnership agreements; creating collaborative working relationships with diverse segments of the community, non-governmental agencies and other government departments; providing leadership to the volunteer program, engaging in restorative justice initiatives; and supporting ongoing activities that promote the successful reintegration of offenders into the community. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 83 83 83 .
Correctional Service of Canada The custody, correctional interventions, and supervision of offenders in communities and in institutions, contribute to public safety. Correctional Interventions Correctional Reintegration Program Correctional Program Maintenance The Correctional Program Maintenance Program includes nationally recognized correctional programs designed to support offenders to continue to make changes and maintain skills learned through their participation in correctional programming. These programs are delivered to offenders in the institution and in the community. Key activities include providing support to offenders to maintain and apply the skills that they learned in other correctional programs in order to monitor and cope with daily challenges. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 123 123 123 .
Correctional Service of Canada The custody, correctional interventions, and supervision of offenders in communities and in institutions, contribute to public safety. Correctional Interventions Correctional Reintegration Program Correctional Program Readiness The Correctional Program Readiness Program includes nationally recognized programs that prepare and motivate offenders to address risk factors related to offending. Key activities include identification of problematic behavior, providing motivational support to offenders, and preparing offenders to address their risk factors. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 89 89 89 .
Correctional Service of Canada The custody, correctional interventions, and supervision of offenders in communities and in institutions, contribute to public safety. Correctional Interventions Correctional Reintegration Program Correctional Programs Correctional Programs include nationally recognized correctional programs to specifically address risk factors related to offending at intensity levels commensurate to offenders’ risk and needs. Key activities include teaching offenders skills that will help reduce their problematic behaviour and assisting offenders to change pro-criminal attitudes and beliefs, manage themselves, set goals, solve problems, and develop healthy interpersonal relationships and coping skills. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 596 596 596 .
Correctional Service of Canada The custody, correctional interventions, and supervision of offenders in communities and in institutions, contribute to public safety. Correctional Interventions Offender Case Management . The Offender Case Management program contributes to public safety through a dynamic process that includes interventions to assess, guide, and support offenders throughout their sentences. Key activities include sentence management, intake assessment, penitentiary placement, offender personal development, transfers, the development and management of correctional plans, and institutional and community supervision. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 2280 2280 2280 .
Correctional Service of Canada The custody, correctional interventions, and supervision of offenders in communities and in institutions, contribute to public safety. Correctional Interventions Offender Education . The Offender Education Program contributes to public safety through interventions designed to provide offenders with basic literacy, academic, and personal development skills thereby improving their capacity to effectively participate in correctional programs. It also offers them an opportunity to improve their education qualifications, increasing their likelihood of successfully reintegrating into the community. Key activities include the implementation, delivery and management of education programs. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 167 167 167 .
Correctional Service of Canada The custody, correctional interventions, and supervision of offenders in communities and in institutions, contribute to public safety. Correctional Interventions Social Program . The Social Program contributes to public safety by providing a combination of structured and unstructured interventions and activities designed to prepare offenders for reintegration into the community as law-abiding citizens.The program encourages offenders to adopt pro-social lifestyles and contributes to a meaningful use of time by providing basic life skills. It provides offenders with opportunities to learn and practice social skills, necessary for personal and social development, and increases offenders’ awareness of their strengths and weaknesses, which assists them to overcome possible roadblocks to reintegration. Key activities include community integration program, social integration program for women, recreation and leisure activities, hobby crafts, self-help, life skills training, social and cultural activities, and community contact opportunities. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 214 214 214 .
Correctional Service of Canada The custody, correctional interventions, and supervision of offenders in communities and in institutions, contribute to public safety. Correctional Interventions Spiritual Services Chaplaincy The Chaplaincy Program contributes to public safety by providing opportunities for offenders to examine their behaviours and decisions and discover new ways of living in the context of their faith practice. This can help offenders find greater wholeness and accept responsibility for their actions, which in turn contributes to their safe reintegration into Canadian communities. The right of offenders to practice their religion is guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and other legislation. Chaplaincy ensures that offenders of all traditions are offered opportunities to practice their faith. Key activities include the development, implementation, delivery, and management of religious and spiritual activities, which includes volunteer and other community resources. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 17 17 17 .
Correctional Service of Canada The custody, correctional interventions, and supervision of offenders in communities and in institutions, contribute to public safety. Correctional Interventions Spiritual Services Elder Services The Elder Services Program contributes to public safety through the counselling, teachings and ceremonial services provided to First nations, Métis and Inuit men and women offenders who are following a traditional healing path. Elder services also include the provision of spiritual support and advice to the institutional Head regarding ceremonies and offenders’ access to ceremonial objects or traditional medicines within the institution. Key activities include counseling, providing spiritual and cultural teachings to First Nations, Métis and Inuit offenders; delivering ceremonial services and establishing and maintaining partnerships to help offenders reintegrate and live in the community as law-abiding citizens. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 3 3 3 .
Correctional Service of Canada The custody, correctional interventions, and supervision of offenders in communities and in institutions, contribute to public safety. Custody Institutional Health Services Clinical and Public Health Services The Clinical and Public Health Services Program contributes to public safety by providing essential health care in accordance with professionally accepted standards. Key activities across the continuum of care include disease prevention and control, health promotion, screening, assessment and treatment, hospital care, referral to medical specialists,pharmacy services and release planning. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 718 718 718 .
Correctional Service of Canada The custody, correctional interventions, and supervision of offenders in communities and in institutions, contribute to public safety. Custody Institutional Health Services Mental Health Services The Mental Health Services Program contributes to public safety by providing inmates with essential mental health care and reasonable access to non-essential mental health care in accordance with professionally accepted standards. These services are delivered from intake to release, while considering the needs of vulnerable populations. The continuum of care is reflected through CSC’s comprehensive Mental Health Strategy which is consistent with the five pillars of the Government of Canada’s Mental Health Action Plan for Federal Offenders to address complex mental health needs, namely: timely assessment; effective management; sound intervention; ongoing training and development; as well as robust governance and oversight. Key activities include mental health screening at intake, primary mental health care in institutions, intermediate mental health care at Regional Treatment Centres and some institutions, psychiatric hospital care at Regional Treatment Centres; as well as release preparation and transitional care for release to the community. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 621 621 621 .
Correctional Service of Canada The custody, correctional interventions, and supervision of offenders in communities and in institutions, contribute to public safety. Custody Institutional Management and Support . The Institutional Management and Support Program contributes to public safety through the day-to-day management of operational activities and institutional services for offenders in custody. Key activities include administering, operating and maintaining institutions; establishing operational processes and procedures; managing allocated financial and human resources; directing and overseeing the delivery of integrated correctional operations; monitoring the effectiveness of institutional security activities; considering threats, risks, vulnerabilities and physical security requirements and controls; managing the intelligence function for institutions; ensuring coordination across the criminal justice system; providing a safe environment for staff and inmates; and making decisions and recommendations related to offenders within delegated authorities. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 935 935 935 .
Correctional Service of Canada The custody, correctional interventions, and supervision of offenders in communities and in institutions, contribute to public safety. Custody Institutional Security Drug Interdiction The Drug Interdiction Program contributes to public safety through the development, implementation, and coordination of activities included in Correctional Service Canada’s National Drug Strategy. This is done to ensure a safe, drug-free institutional environment for inmates, which is a fundamental condition for their successful reintegration into society as law-abiding citizens. Key activities include assessing risk related to drug use and trafficking, detecting and deterring drug use and/or trafficking of drugs, using security services such as urinalysis, drug detector dogs, ion mobility spectrometry, and other services or devices, and reviewing the imposition of administrative measures. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 92 92 92 .
Correctional Service of Canada The custody, correctional interventions, and supervision of offenders in communities and in institutions, contribute to public safety. Custody Institutional Security Intelligence and Supervision The Intelligence and Supervision Program contributes to public safety through the provision of security and the gathering, analysis, and sharing of intelligence. This is done by identifying and managing illegal activities and threats to security for offenders in institutions and in the community in conjunction and cooperation with external partner agencies. Key activities include gathering and sharing information and intelligence to prevent security incidents, eradicate illegal activity and support the case management process; continually assessing threats and risks to identify and mitigate internal and external threats to the safety of individuals (inmates, staff and public) and institutions; collaborating, liaising and sharing information with justice partners both domestically and internationally; identifying and managing security threat groups; and preventing, intercepting, and eliminating illegal or threatening activities. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 6816 6816 6816 .
Correctional Service of Canada The custody, correctional interventions, and supervision of offenders in communities and in institutions, contribute to public safety. Custody Institutional Services Accommodation Services The Accommodation Services Program contributes to public safety through maintenance and repair of institutional buildings/structures, vehicles, and lands as well as related basic services for offenders. This is done so that institutions can meet their operational requirements including the provision of safe and clean living and working conditions for staff and for offenders in custody. Key activities include the provision of basic necessities to offenders, technical support, housekeeping, clothing and cell furnishings, laundry services, engineering services, environmental services, waste management, electrical, water and sewage, heating/co-generation of power, plumbing, fire protection, motor vehicle maintenance and operations, carpentry, masonry, painting, welding and millwright, general labour, general maintenance, and landscaping. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 970 970 970 .
Correctional Service of Canada The custody, correctional interventions, and supervision of offenders in communities and in institutions, contribute to public safety. Custody Institutional Services Food Services The Food Services Program contributes to public safety by providing nutritionally balanced meals to offenders in institutions. Meal preparation is based on appropriate nutrition standards for Canadians such as Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide. The program meets the needs of offenders requiring specific diets for their faith or for therapeutic reasons. Key activities include setting the overall policy direction for the delivery of food services; monitoring food services activities to ensure adherence to standards; ensuring all activities related to the ordering, storage, preparation and service of food and disposal of waste meet food safety standards; and planning for food service within the established budget. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 414 414 414 .
Courts Administration Service Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 162 162 162 .
Courts Administration Service The public has timely and fair access to the litigation processes of the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada and the Tax Court of Canada. Judicial Services . . The Judicial Services program provides legal services and judicial administrative support to assist members of the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada and the Tax Court of Canada in the discharge of their judicial functions. These services are provided by legal counsel, judicial administrators, law clerks, jurilinguists, judicial assistants, library personnel, and court attendants, under the direction of the four Chief Justices. Government Affairs: Democratic Institutions 181 181 181 .
Courts Administration Service The public has timely and fair access to the litigation processes of the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada and the Tax Court of Canada. Registry Services . . Registry Services are delivered under the jurisdiction of the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada and the Tax Court of Canada. The registries process legal documents; provide information to litigants on court procedures; maintain court records, participate in court hearings, support and assist in the enforcement of court orders, and work closely with the Offices of the four Chief Justices to ensure that matters are heard, and decisions are rendered in a timely manner. Registry Services are offered in every province and territory through a network of permanent offices, and agreements with provincial and territorial partners. Government Affairs: Democratic Institutions 289 289 289 .
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food A competitive and market-oriented agriculture, agri-food and agri based products sector that proactively manages risk Business Risk Management AgriInsurance . AgriInsurance helps producers minimize the economic impacts of production losses caused by adverse weather, diseases and other specified perils. AgriInsurance is a program that uses premiums to fund liabilities. The premiums are cost shared between the federal government, provincial governments and producers. The commodities covered vary by province and continue to expand. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): (Statutory) Contribution payments for the AgriInsurance program. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 22 22 22 .
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food A competitive and market-oriented agriculture, agri-food and agri based products sector that proactively manages risk Business Risk Management AgriInvest . AgriInvest helps producers manage income declines, and provides support for investments to mitigate risks or improve market income. Producers’ AgriInvest accounts build as they make annual deposits based on a percentage of their Allowable Net Sales and receive matching contributions from federal, and provincial or territorial governments. AgriInvest is cost shared 60:40 by federal, and provincial or territorial governments. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): (Statutory) Grant payments for the AgriInvest program and (Statutory) Contribution payments for the AgriInvest program. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 129 129 129 .
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food A competitive and market-oriented agriculture, agri-food and agri based products sector that proactively manages risk Business Risk Management AgriRecovery . AgriRecovery is a disaster-relief framework that allows federal, provincial and territorial governments to work together on a case-by-case basis to assess natural disasters (for example, extreme weather, disease, pests, et cetera) affecting Canadian farmers and respond with targeted, disaster-specific programming when assistance is needed beyond existing programming (AgriStability, AgriInvest, AgriInsurance, Canadian Food Inspection Agency compensation, et cetera). The aim of AgriRecovery is to provide affected producers with assistance to help them take action to mitigate the impacts of the disaster and/or resume business operations as quickly as possible following a disaster event. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): (Statutory) Contribution payments for the Agricultural Disaster Relief program/AgriRecovery. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 10 10 10 .
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food A competitive and market-oriented agriculture, agri-food and agri based products sector that proactively manages risk Business Risk Management AgriRisk Initiatives . The AgriRisk Initiatives program provides financial and technical assistance to private-sector or industry-led projects to research, develop, implement, and deliver new risk management tools, including insurance-based products. The objective of the program is to increase producers’ ability to address the risks they face by facilitating the development and adoption of agricultural risk management tools. Research and development projects receive federal-only funding for implementation and delivery projects are cost shared with provinces or territories. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Grant payments for the AgriRisk Initiatives program and Contributions for the AgriRisk Initiatives program. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 6 6 6 .
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food A competitive and market-oriented agriculture, agri-food and agri based products sector that proactively manages risk Business Risk Management AgriStability . AgriStability provides support when producers experience large margin declines. A producer may be able to receive an AgriStability payment when their current year program margin falls below a percentage of their historical reference margin. AgriStability is cost-shared 60:40 by federal, and provincial or territorial governments. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): (Statutory) Grant payments for the AgriStability program and (Statutory) Contribution payments for the AgriStability program. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 162 162 162 .
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food A competitive and market-oriented agriculture, agri-food and agri based products sector that proactively manages risk Business Risk Management Agricultural Marketing Programs Act . The Advance Payments Program and the Price Pooling Program are active federal loan-guarantee programs legislated under the authority of the Agricultural Marketing Programs Act. Under the Advance Payments Program, the government guarantees the repayment of the cash advances made to crop and livestock producers by third-party administrators for a specified period of time, based on the value of their agricultural product. These cash advances improve producers’ cash flow throughout the year, enabling them to meet financial obligations and benefit from the best market conditions. Eligible producers can receive an Advance Payments Program advance of up to $400,000 at a preferential interest rate, with the government paying the interest on the first $100,000. Producers repay their advance plus interest, as their product is sold. Target clients are producers of agricultural products as defined under the Agricultural Marketing Programs Act. The Price Pooling Program helps market agricultural products under cooperative plans by guaranteeing an average initial price for products sold by marketing agencies. This enables marketing agencies to secure financing and to issue initial delivery payments to their members. The government guarantee protects agencies against unanticipated declines in the market price of their products that exceed 35%. Target clients are marketing agencies of agricultural products defined under the Agricultural Marketing Programs Act. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Payments in connection with the Agricultural Marketing Programs Act (S.C. 1997, c. 20). Economic Affairs: Economic Development 34 34 34 .
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food A competitive and market-oriented agriculture, agri-food and agri based products sector that proactively manages risk Business Risk Management Canadian Agricultural Loans Act . The Canadian Agricultural Loans Act is a legislated financial loan guarantee program that improves availability of credit to farmers and agricultural co-operatives. Under the program, the Government of Canada guarantees to financial institutions repayment of the loans that they make to farmers and agricultural co-operatives for eligible purposes. Farmers use these loans to establish, improve and develop their farms, while agricultural co-operatives use loans to process, distribute, or market the products of farming. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Loan guarantees under the Canadian Agricultural Loans Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. 25 [3rd Supp.]). Economic Affairs: Economic Development 3 3 3 .
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food A competitive and market-oriented agriculture, agri-food and agri based products sector that proactively manages risk Farm Products Council of Canada . . Established under the Farm Products Agencies Act , the Farm Products Council of Canada is an oversight body that reports to Parliament through the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food (the Minister). The Farm Products Agencies Act provides for the creation of national marketing agencies, which are not subject to the Competition Act , as well as promotion and research agencies. The Farm Products Council of Canada supervises these agencies, and works with them to ensure that the supply management system for poultry and eggs and promotion-research activities for beef cattle work in the balanced interest of all stakeholders, from producers to consumers, and can evolve to respond to current and future challenges. The Farm Products Council of Canada also provides advice and recommendations to the Minister, collaborates with provincial supervisory boards and actively works with the Department and Agriculture and Agri-Food Portfolio organizations. Economic Affairs: Market integrity, regulation, and competition 26 26 26 .
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food A competitive and market-oriented agriculture, agri-food and agri based products sector that proactively manages risk Market Access, Negotiations, Sector Competitiveness, and Assurance Systems Assurance Systems . The Canadian agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector is supported to prevent and control risks to the animal and plant resource base, provide safe food and meet evolving market requirements and consumer demands for these assurances. Federal programming under Growing Forward 2 supports national organizations in developing national assurance systems, standards and tools that include food safety systems, biosecurity standards, traceability systems, animal and plant health surveillance systems, and market attribute standards. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contribution payments for the AgriMarketing program under Growing Forward 2. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 22 22 22 .
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food A competitive and market-oriented agriculture, agri-food and agri based products sector that proactively manages risk Market Access, Negotiations, Sector Competitiveness, and Assurance Systems Federal-Provincial-Territorial Cost-shared Market Development and Competitiveness . This Growing Forward 2 program provides support for provincial and territorial activities aimed at assisting the Canadian agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector in maintaining and creating market-based opportunities for individual farms and firms, and providing industry with the knowledge and tools to compete at home and abroad. Specific provincial or territorial programs support the sector in identifying new domestic and global opportunities and markets that enhance competitiveness and prosperity, as well as support the sector in its endeavors to prevent and control risks to the animal and plant resource base, provide safe food and meet new market demands for assurance. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions for Cost-shared Strategic Initiatives programming in Competitiveness and Market Development under Growing Forward 2. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 6 6 6 .
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food A competitive and market-oriented agriculture, agri-food and agri based products sector that proactively manages risk Market Access, Negotiations, Sector Competitiveness, and Assurance Systems Market Development . This Growing Forward 2 program supports the agricultural sector by providing resources through matching contribution agreements to ensure that industry has the capacity to take advantage of gains made in market access, as well as to seize new opportunities presented by consumer preferences and emerging food trends, in order to be competitive in domestic and export markets. Market Development supports Canada’s agriculture and agri-food industry to build and deliver on long-term international strategies, to gain and expand international recognition in key markets and enhance market opportunities for Canadian agriculture and agri-food products. This ensures that Canada is well positioned to succeed in key markets and respond to consumer demands and global competition. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contribution payments for the AgriMarketing program under Growing Forward 2. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 25 25 25 .
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food A competitive and market-oriented agriculture, agri-food and agri based products sector that proactively manages risk Market Access, Negotiations, Sector Competitiveness, and Assurance Systems Pest Management: Pesticides Minor Use Program . This Growing Forward 2 program improves grower access to new minor uses of pesticides. Pesticide residue, efficacy and crop tolerance studies are conducted to generate and to inform regulatory data packages, which are submitted to Health Canada for new minor uses of pesticide products. In addition, collaborative work with our colleagues in the United States results in joint pesticide submissions to the regulatory agencies of both countries and the simultaneous availability of new pesticide minor uses in both countries. The increased availability of new minor use pesticides prevents trade barriers with countries where these products are already available. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 51 51 51 .
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food A competitive and market-oriented agriculture, agri-food and agri based products sector that proactively manages risk Market Access, Negotiations, Sector Competitiveness, and Assurance Systems Pest Management: Pesticides Risk Reduction Program . Under the Pesticides Risk Reduction Program, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada develops technologies, tools (including biopesticides) and techniques aimed at reducing the risk to the environment and human health posed by pesticide use. The increased availability of biopesticides and reduced risk technologies, products and techniques, contribute to sustainable agriculture. Collaboration with counterparts at Health Canada assists with targeting reduced risk alternatives to pesticides whose registration is being phased out due to toxicity. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 7 7 7 .
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food A competitive and market-oriented agriculture, agri-food and agri based products sector that proactively manages risk Market Access, Negotiations, Sector Competitiveness, and Assurance Systems Sector Engagement and Development . The Sector Engagement and Development program, funded by existing departmental resources and Growing Forward 2, seeks to improve the sector’s competitiveness and market success. Regional and sector specialists work to maintain and expand working relationships through collaboration with provinces and territories, national and regional agricultural and food associations, individual companies and value chain members, in order to develop knowledge and address issues of importance facing the sector, including market and regulatory issues. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 163 163 163 .
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food A competitive and market-oriented agriculture, agri-food and agri based products sector that proactively manages risk Market Access, Negotiations, Sector Competitiveness, and Assurance Systems Trade and Market Expansion . The Trade and Market Expansion program, funded by existing departmental resources and Growing Forward 2, enhances Canada’s market presence by promoting science-based trade rules, re-opening, maintaining and expanding markets, and pursuing free trade agreements with key trading partners, recognizing the importance of global markets to the profitability of Canada’s agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector. To fully capture the benefits of free trade agreements and increased access, the Trade and Market Expansion program also provides resources and tools, such as market intelligence, a trade commissioner service and Canada Brand tools and coordination that enable industry to seize new market opportunities and build commercial success. The program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Grants to foreign recipients for participation in international organizations supporting agriculture. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 133 133 133 .
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food An innovative and sustainable agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector. Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency . . Section 204 of the Criminal Code of Canada designates the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food responsible for making the regulations that direct the lawful conduct of pari-mutuel betting in Canada on horse racing. The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency is a special operating agency within Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada that approves and supervises pari-mutuel betting conducted at racetracks and betting theatres across Canada, with the objective of ensuring that betting is conducted in a way that is fair to the betting public. Costs associated with the activities of the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency are recovered through a levy on every dollar bet in Canada on horse races. The levy is currently set at eight-tenths of a cent of every dollar bet. Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency’s strategic plans are focused on regulating and supervising pari-mutuel betting on horse races in the most modern, effective and transparent manner. Economic Affairs: Market integrity, regulation, and competition 33 33 33 .
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food An innovative and sustainable agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector. Industry Capacity Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program . The Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (2014-2019) helps the agriculture, agri-food, and agri-based products sector seize opportunities, respond to new and/or emerging issues, and path find and/or pilot solutions to new and ongoing issues so it can adapt and remain competitive. The Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program is a five-year program providing non-repayable contributions for industry-led projects that address national or sector-wide matters. Funding is delivered directly from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to successful applicants. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions to support the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 5 5 5 .
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food An innovative and sustainable agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector. Industry Capacity Community Pastures . The Community Pastures program enhances the sustainability of prairie rangeland for agriculture through livestock production. This work includes managing prairie rangeland to serve livestock producers and provide grazing for livestock. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 59 0 0 There is a decrease in full-time equivalents in 2018-19 as the Community Pastures Program expires at the end of 2017-18.
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food An innovative and sustainable agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector. Industry Capacity Farm Debt Mediation Service . Pursuant to the Farm Debt Mediation Act, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada delivers the Farm Debt Mediation Service that provides financial counselling and mediation services to farmers who are having difficulty meeting their financial obligations. A financial consultant conducts a financial review of the operation and prepares a recovery plan. Professional mediators help the farmer and his or her creditors to reach a mutually satisfactory financial arrangement. A stay of proceedings may be put in place to protect the farmer against recovery or seizure of assets. To be eligible, clients must be insolvent individuals, corporations, partnerships, co-operatives or other associations of persons engaged in farming for commercial purposes. This program receives funding as per the Farm Debt Mediation Act. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 14 14 14 .
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food An innovative and sustainable agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector. Industry Capacity Federal-Provincial-Territorial Cost-shared Adaptability and Industry Capacity . This Growing Forward 2 program provides support for provincial and territorial activities aimed at building capacity within the Canadian agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector and its businesses to sustainably succeed in a market-driven and competitive world. These activities mainly focus on encouraging the use of sound business management practices and tools, while providing for enhanced participation by young or new entrants and clients in specific sub-sectors in transition; supporting the sector and its businesses to improve access to key infrastructure; and building leadership within the sector. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions for Cost-shared Strategic Initiatives programming in Adaptability and Industry Capacity under Growing Forward 2. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 5 5 5 .
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food An innovative and sustainable agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector. Industry Capacity Fostering Business Development . This Growing Forward 2 program builds awareness of the benefits and encourages the use of sound business management practices, while also enabling businesses in the sector to be profitable and invest where needed. It funds activities related to business management practices and skills that strengthen the capacity of businesses in the sector to: assess the financial implications of business improvements; respond to change and adapt; help agri-business owners understand their financial situation; and provide for enhanced participation by young or new entrants. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contribution payments for the AgriCompetitiveness program under Growing Forward 2, and Contributions under the Career Focus program - Youth Employment Strategy. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 7 7 7 .
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food An innovative and sustainable agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector. Industry Capacity Water Infrastructure . The Water Infrastructure program is the management and operation of federally owned water structures in southern Saskatchewan. This program was established to ensure sound asset management of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada dams and irrigation projects while ensuring that the responsibility for public safety and water delivery obligations to irrigators, local and/or regional communities, and international obligations were met. Dams and water conveyance structures serve the agriculture and rural communities by providing irrigation, recreation, community supplies and livestock watering. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 35 35 35 .
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food An innovative and sustainable agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector. Science, Innovation, Adoption and Sustainability Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program . The Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program provides contribution funding to the agriculture industry, provincial and territorial governments and academia for projects to undertake research on greenhouse gas mitigation and make new mitigation technologies and Beneficial Management Practices available to farmers. The Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program represents Canada’s contribution to the Global Research Alliance on agricultural greenhouse gases, an international alliance aimed at increasing collaboration in agricultural research on greenhouse gas mitigation and Beneficial Management Practices. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions in support of the Agricultural Greenhouse Gases program. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 3 3 3 .
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food An innovative and sustainable agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector. Science, Innovation, Adoption and Sustainability Enabling Commercialization and Adoption . The objective of Enabling Commercialization and Adoption under Growing Forward 2 is to accelerate the demonstration, commercialization and/or adoption of innovative agri-based products, technologies, processes or services to increase sector competitiveness. This program provides repayable contributions for industry-led agri-based projects aimed at facilitating the commercialization or adoption of agri-innovations. Funding is provided for activities including construction; purchase and installation of equipment; training; and marketing, where it forms a minor component of a project. Eligible recipients are for-profit organizations. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contribution payments for the AgriInnovation program under Growing Forward 2. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 19 19 19 .
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food An innovative and sustainable agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector. Science, Innovation, Adoption and Sustainability Federal-Provincial-Territorial Cost-shared Environment . This Growing Forward 2 program provides support for provincial and territorial activities aimed at supporting the Canadian agriculture, agri-food and agri-based sector and its businesses to assess and respond to priority environmental risks and manage the natural resource base sustainably. The programming is mainly designed to minimize and mitigate impacts and risks to the environment by maintaining or improving the quality of soil, water, air, and biodiversity; ensuring the long-term health and sustainability of natural resources used for agricultural production and, supporting the long-term economic and environmental viability of the agriculture industry. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions for Cost-shared Strategic Initiatives programming in Innovation under Growing Forward 2. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 4 4 4 .
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food An innovative and sustainable agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector. Science, Innovation, Adoption and Sustainability Federal-Provincial-Territorial Cost-shared Research, Adoption and Commercialization . This Growing Forward 2 program provides funding for provincial and territorial activities aimed at accelerating the pace of innovation in the Canadian agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector. The programming supports research and development activities and facilitates demonstration and commercialization in order to enhance the productivity, competitiveness, economic growth and adaptability of the sector, and assists in capturing opportunities for the sector in domestic and global markets. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions for Cost-shared Strategic Initiatives programming in Innovation under Growing Forward 2. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 5 5 5 .
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food An innovative and sustainable agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector. Science, Innovation, Adoption and Sustainability Research Accelerating Innovation . This Growing Forward 2 program is designed to address emerging science-based requirements of the Canadian agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector by generating and providing access to scientific knowledge that helps the industry to: identify and mitigate risks to agriculture and agri-food production; enhance the safety of the food system; sustainably increase productivity to improve its bottom line through more efficient use of inputs; enhance the resilience of the sector to a changing climate; and to capture market opportunities. Objectives of this program include: conduct innovative research to understand key challenges and opportunities facing the sector; transform scientific knowledge into agricultural products, processes and practices that improve competitiveness; promote research to understand the key environmental sustainability challenges facing Canadian farmers; encourage the transformation of scientific knowledge into agricultural practices that improve the environmental sustainability and profitability of farming operations; support scientific measurement and analysis of the environmental sustainability performance of the sector that will facilitate competitiveness; and work with industry to target Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada efforts towards key business risks and opportunities. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 437 437 437 .
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food An innovative and sustainable agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector. Science, Innovation, Adoption and Sustainability Research, Development and Knowledge Transfer . The objective of industry-led Research, Development and Knowledge Transfer under Growing Forward 2 is to accelerate the pace of innovation in the sector by supporting industry-led research, development and knowledge creation and transfer activities of innovative agricultural products, technologies, practices, processes and services in the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector to increase market opportunities, foster innovation, industry investment and leadership. This program provides non-repayable contributions to recipients and research support from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to conduct approved applied science activities in support of a project. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contribution payments for the AgriInnovation program under Growing Forward 2. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 198 198 198 .
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food An innovative and sustainable agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector. Science, Innovation, Adoption and Sustainability Science Supporting an Innovative and Sustainable Sector . Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada conducts longer term core research and development work to advance the understanding of: the resource base upon which agriculture depends; threats to Canadian agriculture production; mechanisms to protect and conserve Canadian bioresources and genetic diversity; and future new opportunities for the sector. This program also maintains a strong network of world-class research centres and offices across the country with scientific expertise to meet the research needs of existing and emerging agricultural commodity groups, and to participate in collaborative partnerships with industry, academia, non-governmental organizations, and others that undertake research aimed at yield enhancement, input reductions, prevention of diseases or pests, market access, as well as risk mitigation, and development of new areas of opportunity for the sector. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Grants to foreign recipients for participation in international organizations supporting agriculture. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 1890 1901 1901 .
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 1140 1140 1140 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad. Arts Canada Arts Presentation Fund . The Canada Arts Presentation Fund gives Canadians access to a variety of professional artistic experiences in their communities. It provides financial assistance to Canadian not-for-profit organizations that professionally present arts festivals or performing arts series, as well as their support organizations. The Canada Arts Presentation Fund also supports emerging presenters and presenter support organizations whose activities target underserved communities or artistic practices. The goal is to allow Canadians from all regions of the country to engage in and value a variety of professional artistic experiences. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants under the Canada Arts Presentation Fund and Contributions under the Canada Arts Presentation Fund. Social Affairs: Heritage and Culture 65.9 65.9 63.5 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad. Arts Canada Arts Training Fund . The Canada Arts Training Fund contributes to the development of Canadian creators and future cultural leaders of the Canadian arts sector by supporting the training of artists with high potential through institutions that offer training of the highest calibre. It provides financial assistance to Canadian not-for-profit institutions that specialize in delivering focused, intensive and practice-based arts studies. These schools offer professional training at the highest level in disciplines such as dance, theatre, circus arts, visual arts and music (opera, orchestral), etc. It also provides financial support to training in Indigenous and ethnocultural artistic practices. Canadians and the world benefit from high-quality artistic achievements by Canadian artists trained in Canada at institutions funded through the program. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Contributions under the Canada Arts Training Fund. Social Affairs: Heritage and Culture 9 9 8.2 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad. Arts Canada Cultural Investment Fund . The Canada Cultural Investment Fund helps arts and heritage organizations build and diversify their revenue streams, improve their business practices, and assists them in being better rooted and recognized in their communities. This is achieved through three components. The Endowment Incentives component provides grants to match private sector funds raised on behalf of professional, not-for-profit arts organizations. The Strategic Initiatives component provides financial assistance to projects that strengthen business practices of multiple partner organizations. The Limited Support to Endangered Arts Organizations is a rarely used component which allows the federal government to partner with other levels of government and the private sector to help an arts organization move from near bankruptcy to sustainability if they have an appropriate business strategy. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants under the Canada Cultural Investment Fund and Contributions under the Canada Cultural Investment Fund. Social Affairs: Heritage and Culture 15.6 15.6 14 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad. Arts Canada Cultural Spaces Fund . The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund seeks to improve the physical conditions for the arts and heritage related to creation, presentation, preservation and exhibition. The program also aims to increase and improve access for Canadians to performing arts, visual arts, media arts, and to museum collections and heritage exhibitions. To achieve these objectives, the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund provides financial assistance in the form of grants and contributions for infrastructure projects for professional, not-for-profit arts and heritage organizations, as well as municipal and provincial governments and agencies with a mandate for arts and heritage, and equivalent Indigenous peoples’ organizations. The goal is to provide Canadians in all regions, including underserved communities, with access to new or improved arts and heritage spaces in their communities for creation, presentation, preservation and exhibition. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants under the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund and Contributions under the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund. Social Affairs: Heritage and Culture 59.9 44.9 42.6 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad. Arts Harbourfront Centre Funding Program (HCFP) . The Harbourfront Centre Funding Program is a single-recipient program that provides operating funding to the Harbourfront Centre. The Harbourfront Centre creates cultural and artistic events and activities to enliven, educate and entertain the public on Toronto’s waterfront. Its mission is to nurture the growth of new cultural expression, stimulate Canadian and international interchange and provide a dynamic, accessible environment for the public to experience the marvels of the creative imagination. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Contribution to the Harbourfront Centre. Social Affairs: Heritage and Culture 0.7 0.7 0 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad. Cultural Industries Broadcasting and Digital Communications . The Broadcasting and Digital Communications program provides advice on the overall legislative, policy and regulatory framework for broadcasting and digital communications in Canada, including advice on the Broadcasting Act. Objectives of the Broadcasting Act include, among other things, ensuring that Canadian programming is created and that Canadians have access to it. The program conducts monitoring, research and analysis of emerging trends, of industry performance and of the needs and interests of Canadians to provide evidence-based policy advice. It is responsible for policy development and advice to ensure a responsive legislative and policy framework in support of Canada’s broadcasting and digital communications sector and the role it plays in enriching the cultural, political, social and economic fabric of Canada. Social Affairs: Heritage and Culture 46 46 46 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad. Cultural Industries Canada Book Fund . The Canada Book Fund supports the activities of Canadian book publishers and other sectors of the book industry to ensure access to a broad range of Canadian-authored books. This support is delivered through the following streams of funding: 1) Support for Publishers, which provides funding distributed primarily through a formula that rewards success in delivering content that Canadians value. This funding contributes to the ongoing production and marketing of Canadian-authored books by offsetting the high costs of publishing in Canada and building the capacity and competitiveness of the sector; 2) Support for Organizations, which provides funding to develop the Canadian book industry and the market for its products by assisting industry associations and related organizations to undertake collective projects offering broad benefits to the industry and, ultimately, to readers everywhere. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants under the Canada Book Fund and Contributions under the Canada Book Fund. Social Affairs: Heritage and Culture 32.2 32.2 30.6 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad. Cultural Industries Canada Media Fund . The Canada Media Fund is funded by the Government of Canada and the cable, satellite distributors and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). It supports the creation of digital content across multiple platforms such as television, wireless devices or the Internet. The Canada Media Fund focuses investments on the creation of content Canadians want, and harnesses the opportunities provided by new technologies to deliver content to Canadians where and when they want it. Organizations supported by the Canada Media Fund include, but are not limited to, Canadian television and digital media production companies. Canadians as consumers of convergent programs and creators of leading-edge content and applications represent the ultimate target group. Indigenous communities, official language minority communities and other diverse language groups are also targeted by specific production funding envelopes. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Contributions under the Canada Media Fund. Social Affairs: Heritage and Culture 7.4 7.4 7.4 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad. Cultural Industries Canada Music Fund . The Canada Music Fund supports the activities of Canadian music creators, artists and entrepreneurs aimed at increasing the creation of and access to a diversity of Canadian music for audiences everywhere by enhancing the sector’s ability to compete in domestic and international markets. This support is delivered through the following components: 1) Music Entrepreneur, which provides funding to Canadian music entrepreneurs as well as for not-for-profit national service organizations in support of the creation, publishing, production, distribution or and marketing of Canadian music, including touring related activities; 2) New Musical Works, which provides funding to Canadian music artists and entrepreneurs for the creation, publishing, production, distribution or marketing of Canadian music, including touring related activities, music showcases and business development activities; 3) Collective Initiatives, which provides funding to Canadian not-for-profit organizations as well as music entrepreneurs in support of a diverse range of collective activities aiming to enhance the visibility and accessibility of Canadian music; and 4) Canadian Music Memories, which provides funding for the preservation of Canada’s musical heritage for future generations. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants under the Canada Music Fund and Contributions under the Canada Music Fund. Social Affairs: Heritage and Culture 15.2 15.2 14.3 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad. Cultural Industries Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) . The Canada Periodical Fund supports the activities of Canadian magazine and non-daily newspaper publishers and organizations to ensure that Canadians have access to diverse Canadian magazines and non-daily newspapers. The Fund is delivered through the following components: 1) Aid to Publishers, which provides formula funding to Canadian print magazines and non-daily newspapers for publishing activities, such as distribution, content creation, online activities and business development; 2) Business Innovation, which provides funding to print magazines and digital periodicals for business development and innovation projects; and 3) Collective Initiatives, which provides funding to Canadian magazines and non-daily newspaper organizations for industry-wide projects to increase the overall sustainability of the Canadian magazine and non-daily newspaper industries. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants under the Canada Periodical Fund and Contributions under the Canada Periodical Fund. Social Affairs: Heritage and Culture 41.1 41.1 39.2 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad. Cultural Industries Copyright and International Trade Policy . Copyright and International Trade Policy supports the development of a consistent and predictable copyright framework that enables an efficient marketplace as well as serves the interests of Canadians. This is achieved through the delivery of policies and initiatives aimed at fostering the development of a Canadian copyright regime responsive to changes in the domestic and international environments. Copyright and International Trade Policy also encourages the understanding and application of Canadian copyright laws, regulations and mechanisms. In addition, Copyright and International Trade Policy supports the development of Canada’s positions pertaining to copyright and cultural trade policy in international negotiations. This is achieved notably through the delivery of expert advice to Canada’s negotiators aimed at ensuring an effective representation of Canadian cultural interests and policy in all international trade negotiations by maintaining flexibility to carry out our cultural policy objectives. Social Affairs: Heritage and Culture 37.6 25.6 25.6 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad. Cultural Industries Cultural Sector Investment Review . The Minister of Canadian Heritage has been responsible for reviewing and approving investments by foreign investors in the cultural sector, in accordance with the Investment Canada Act (the Act) and Regulations, since 1999. The purpose of the Act is "to provide for the review of significant investments in Canada by non-Canadians in a manner that encourages investment, economic growth and employment opportunities in Canada." The Cultural Sector Investment Review Branch administers the Act (Annual Report on the Administration of the Investment Canada Act), as it pertains to acquisitions or to the establishment by non-Canadians of cultural businesses in Canada. Such businesses include those involved in the publication, distribution or sale of books, magazines, periodicals, newspapers or music in print or machine readable form. Also covered are the businesses involved in the production, distribution, sale or exhibition of film or video products or audio or video music recordings. The mandate of the Cultural Sector Investment Review is to apply the Act to such cultural investments to ensure they generate net benefit to Canada.** Quarterly listings of all completed applications and notifications of investments are available on Canadian Heritage’s website. Social Affairs: Heritage and Culture 6.4 6.4 6.4 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad. Cultural Industries Film and Video Policy . The Film and Video Policy program supports the overall federal policy, legislative and regulatory framework for the audiovisual sector, fostering the creation of a range of film and video productions and access to Canadian content by Canadian and international audiences. The Film and Video Policy program also implements Canada’s Policy on Audiovisual Treaty Coproduction by negotiating coproduction treaties. Social Affairs: Heritage and Culture 13.2 13.2 13.2 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad. Cultural Industries Film or Video Production Tax Credits . The Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office (CAVCO) administers, with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), the following refundable tax credit programs to support the film and television production industry in Canada: 1) The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC), which encourages the creation of Canadian programming and the development of an active domestic independent production sector. It is available to Canadian production companies for productions qualified as Canadian content; qualified productions must meet specific criteria for key creative personnel and production costs. The CPTC is available at a rate of 25 percent of the qualified labour expenditure; and 2) The Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC), which encourages the employment of Canadians by taxable Canadian or foreign-owned corporations with a permanent establishment in Canada. The PSTC is equal to 16 percent of salary and wages paid to Canadian residents or taxable Canadian corporations for services provided to the production in Canada. Social Affairs: Heritage and Culture 44.7 44.7 44.7 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad. Cultural Industries TV5 . TV5 supports the international TV5 partnership with France, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Switzerland, Québec and Canada. TV5 enables Canadian productions to be presented around the world through TV5MONDE. Moreover, through TV5 Québec Canada, it provides Canadians with access to a rich diversity of programming from the international Francophonie. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grant to TV5MONDE and Contribution to TV5 Québec Canada. Social Affairs: Heritage and Culture 3.6 3.6 3.6 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad. Heritage Canada Travelling Exhibitions Indemnification Program . Through the Canada Travelling Exhibitions Indemnification Program (INDEM), established pursuant to the Canada Travelling Exhibitions Indemnification Act, the Government of Canada assumes potential liability for loss or damage to objects in eligible travelling exhibitions. The program’s objectives are to increase Canadians’ access to Canadian and international heritage through the circulation of artefacts and exhibitions in Canada, and to provide eligible Canadian heritage institutions with a competitive advantage when competing with foreign institutions for the loan of prestigious international exhibitions. Eligibility criteria and liability limits for the Government are defined in the Act and its Regulations. To be approved for indemnification, exhibitions and hosting facilities must meet assessment standards. Once indemnification of an exhibition is approved, the program issues contractual indemnity agreements that must be signed with the Owner of the loaned works. This is not a grants and contributions program. Indemnification is a contingent liability as it provides compensation for damage or loss only if they occur. Social Affairs: Heritage and Culture 3 3 3 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad. Heritage Canadian Conservation Institute . The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) is a special operating agency within the Department of Canadian Heritage. CCI supports heritage institutions and professionals in conserving Canada’s heritage collections so they can be made accessible to current and future generations. This mission is achieved through research, expert services, professional development and information (web site and publications). CCI has expertise in conservation science, treatment of heritage objects and works of art, preventive conservation and heritage interiors. Its primary clients are approximately 2,000 heritage institutions in Canada such as museums, archives, libraries, and historic sites, as well as public authorities with heritage collections. Unique in Canada, CCI is considered a leader in the international conservation community and frequently establishes partnerships and collaborative relationships to undertake joint projects related to research and knowledge dissemination with Canadian and international institutions. Social Affairs: Heritage and Culture 68.3 68.3 68.3 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad. Heritage Canadian Heritage Information Network . The Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) is a special operating agency of the Department of Canadian Heritage. CHIN serves as a national centre of expertise to museums and other heritage institutions across Canada, enabling them to connect with each other and their audiences through digital technologies. CHIN is an international leader in the creation, management, presentation and preservation of digital heritage content. It provides Canada’s not-for-profit heritage sector with research, products, services and fora that support skills and career development. CHIN delivers much of this support through its online resources for heritage professionals and volunteers. Social Affairs: Heritage and Culture 11.6 11.6 11.6 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad. Heritage Movable Cultural Property Program . The Department of Canadian Heritage, through the Movable Cultural Property Program, administers the Cultural Property Export and Import Act, which aims to preserve in Canada significant examples of our artistic, historic, and scientific heritage so that they are accessible in public collections. The Act serves this objective through five provisions, namely, the designation of organizations that have demonstrated the capacity to preserve cultural property and make it accessible to the public over the long term; tax incentives to encourage Canadians to donate or sell significant objects to designated organizations; Movable Cultural Property grants to help designated organizations purchase significant cultural property that is threatened with export or available on the international market; export regulations to prevent the permanent loss to Canada of significant cultural property; and import controls to discourage illicit traffic in cultural property internationally. The responsibility for carrying out these provisions is shared by the Minister of Canadian Heritage and an independent tribunal established by the Act, the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board, together with other government organizations responsible for administering and enforcing specific elements of the legislation. Social Affairs: Heritage and Culture 9.7 9.7 9.7 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad. Heritage Museums Assistance Program . The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) supports heritage institutions and workers in the preservation and presentation of heritage collections. MAP provides financial assistance to Canadian museums and related institutions for activities that facilitate Canadians’ access to our heritage, foster the preservation of Canada’s cultural heritage, including the preservation of representative collections of Aboriginal cultural heritage, and foster professional knowledge, skills and practices related to key museum functions. In support of the Youth Employment Strategy, MAP helps heritage organizations create summer employment and internship opportunities for Canadian youth through the heritage components of Young Canada Works. MAP also provides grants through the Movable Cultural Property Program to assist designated institutions to acquire cultural property threatened with export or available on international markets. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants under the MAP and Contributions under the MAP. Social Affairs: Heritage and Culture 22.6 22.6 21.6 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadians participate and excel in sport Sport Athlete Assistance Program . The Athlete Assistance Program contributes to the pursuit of excellence through its support for improved Canadian athlete performances at major international sporting events, enabling athletes to combine their sport and academic or working careers while training intensively in pursuit of world-class performances. To this end, the program identifies and supports athletes already at or having the potential to be in the top sixteen in the world in their sport. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants to the Athlete Assistance sub-program. Social Affairs: Heritage and Culture 4 4 4 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadians participate and excel in sport Sport Hosting Program . The Hosting Program is a key instrument in the Government of Canada’s overall approach to sport development in Canada and aims to enhance the development of sport excellence and the international profile of sport organizations by providing assistance for the hosting of the Canada Games and international sport events in Canada. The Hosting Program offers Canada-at-large a planned and coordinated approach to realizing direct and significant benefits, from bidding and hosting projects, in the areas of sport development, economic, social, cultural and community impacts, across a broad range of government priorities. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Contributions for the Games’ Hosting sub-program. Social Affairs: Heritage and Culture 53.2 53.2 50.3 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadians participate and excel in sport Sport Sport Support Program . The Sport Support Program is the primary funding vehicle for initiatives associated with the delivery of the Government of Canada’s commitments to the Canadian Sport Policy. The Sport Support Program funding is aimed at developing athletes and coaches at the highest international levels; providing sound technically-based sport programming for all athletes; increasing the number of Canadians from all segments of society involved in sport; and advancing Canadian interests and values in Canada and abroad. This funding is provided to eligible organizations for programming that supports the goals of The Canadian Sport Policy. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Contributions for the Sport Support sub-program. Social Affairs: Heritage and Culture 41.7 41.7 39.5 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadians share, express and appreciate their Canadian identity. Attachment to Canada Canada History Fund . The Canada History Fund encourages Canadians to learn about Canada’s history, civic life, and public policy. The Fund provides funding through agreements in support of the development and/or enhancement of learning materials, the organization of learning and developmental experiences, and the establishment and maintenance of networks. Through various partnerships within government and through key national history and civic sector organizations and post-secondary educational institutions, the Fund gives Canadians opportunities to enhance their understanding of Canada, thus building an informed and engaged citizenry. This fund uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants in support of the Canada History Fund and Contributions in support of the Canada History Fund. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 7.3 6.6 6.2 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadians share, express and appreciate their Canadian identity. Attachment to Canada Capital Experience . The objective of this program is to foster pride amongst Canadians towards their Capital, while increasing their overall awareness of the Canada’s Capital Region as a destination where people can experience Canada’s heritage, culture and achievements. To reach its objectives, the Capital Experience Program organizes Canada Day celebrations in the Canada’s Capital Region, Winterlude and Christmas Lights across Canada. It leads in the Canada’s Capital Region the creation of new commemorative monuments, provides support to other federal institutions to highlight important commemorative events and anniversaries, and offers visitor information and interpretation regarding the Canada’s Capital Region’s sites and symbols of national significance. It also presents the Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill, ensures that Canadian values, stories and symbols are represented in the Canada’s Capital Region, showcases Canadian artistic expression through a public art collection and organizes activities for youth. The sub-program also promotes Canada’s Capital Region to Canadians across the country through outreach and broadcast initiatives using both traditional and new media. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 79.3 79.3 79.3 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadians share, express and appreciate their Canadian identity. Attachment to Canada Celebration and Commemoration Program . This program provides funding through grants and contributions to non-governmental and community organizations for community-based activities organized during the Celebrate Canada period, from June 21 to July 1. These activities celebrate National Aboriginal Day on June 21, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day on June 24, Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 27 and Canada Day on July 1. Funding is also available for commemorations with a national scope that commemorate and celebrate nationally significant historical figures, places, events, and accomplishments. The activities that are funded build pride, promote participation in celebrations and commemorations and strengthen understanding of shared history. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Grants in support of the Celebration and Commemoration sub-program and Contributions in support of the Celebration and Commemoration sub-program. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 100 59.5 59.1 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadians share, express and appreciate their Canadian identity. Attachment to Canada Exchanges Canada Program . The Exchanges Canada Program provides grants and contributions in support of youth participation initiatives that allow young Canadians to learn about Canada, create linkages with each other and better appreciate the diversity and shared aspects of the Canadian experience. The program supports not-for-profit organizations to provide Canadian youth with a range of exchange and forum activities to strengthen their sense of belonging to Canada and therefore their sense of Canadian identity. The program has two components: Youth Exchanges Canada (YEC) and Youth Forums Canada (YFC). YEC funds reciprocal homestay exchanges for youth, and also includes the Summer Work / Student Exchange sub-component, which provides summer job opportunities for 16 and 17 year-olds in their second official language. YFC enables young Canadians to connect with one another through forums, study sessions and workshops on a range of relevant topics. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants in support of Innovative Youth Exchange Projects and Contributions in support of the Exchanges Canada Initiative. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 15.6 13.8 12.9 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadians share, express and appreciate their Canadian identity. Attachment to Canada State Ceremonial and Protocol . State Ceremonial and Protocol (SCP) provides authoritative information on Canada’s national symbols such as the National Flag. SCP responds to public inquiries related to commercial use of symbols, rules for flying the flag, flag etiquette and the use of Royal images. SCP is the centre of expertise for domestic protocol and procedures and provides information and advice to provincial and territorial government protocol offices. SCP manages national ceremonies, including State funerals, installation of a new Governor General, the Canada Day Noon Show and Royal Tours. SCP is responsible for managing the half-masting of the National Flag of Canada, including policy development, in collaboration with other departments. SCP manages federal responsibilities related to Lieutenant Governors (LGs) by providing salaries to LGs, delivering annual grants to help fund LGs’ operating costs, providing advice for special events, and providing LGs with information on their roles and responsibilities. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Grants to the Lieutenant Governors of the provinces of Canada. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 19.1 19.1 19.1 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadians share, express and appreciate their Canadian identity. Attachment to Canada Youth Take Charge . The objective of the Youth Take Charge Program is to strengthen youth attachment to Canada through engagement in the fields of history and heritage, civic engagement and youth service, arts and culture, and economic activities. The program provides grants and contributions to eligible organizations in support of youth-led projects involving youth generally aged 7 to 30, which demonstrate the ability to strengthen attachment to Canada while addressing one or more of the above-mentioned thematic areas. It is expected that the program will increase awareness among youth participants of the importance of being an active and engaged citizen; will increase relevance of youth-serving organizations to youth; and will increase youth engagement in communities. These outcomes will, in the long-term, lead to increased youth attachment to Canada and an increased sense of shared Canadian identity among youth. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants in support of the Youth Take Charge sub-program and Contributions in support of the Youth Take Charge sub-program. The sub-program is also responsible for managing an annual matching grant payment to the Michaëlle Jean Foundation. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 7.4 5.5 5.2 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadians share, express and appreciate their Canadian identity. Engagement and Community Participation Aboriginal Peoples’ Program . The Aboriginal Peoples’ Program (APP) focuses primarily on strengthening cultural identity, encouraging the full participation of Indigenous peoples in Canadian life, and supporting the continuation of Indigenous cultures and languages as living elements of Canadian society. APP programming incorporates Indigenous cultures and languages into community-driven activities designed to strengthen cultural identity. The APP provides investments that help to support the efforts of Indigenous communities to develop and deliver innovative and culturally appropriate projects, under initiatives such as the Aboriginal Languages Initiative, Northern Aboriginal Broadcasting, Scholarships and Youth Initiatives, Territorial Language Accords, National Aboriginal Day, and the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants in support of the Aboriginal Peoples’ sub-program and Contributions in support of the Aboriginal Peoples’ sub-program. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 23.8 22.5 21.4 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadians share, express and appreciate their Canadian identity. Engagement and Community Participation Building Communities through Arts and Heritage . The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage sub-program (BCAH) provides grants and contributions in support of local festivals, community anniversaries and capital projects. Funding is made available to stakeholders presenting arts and heritage festivals and events that emphasize local engagement. Its objective is to engage citizens in their communities through performing and visual arts as well as through the expression, celebration and preservation of local historical heritage. The program has three components: 1) Local Festivals supports recurring festivals that involve the whole community and give opportunities to local artists and artisans to engage in their communities and/or celebrate local history and heritage; 2) Community Anniversaries supports one-time commemorations through activities that celebrate a major anniversary (100 years and then increments of 25 years) of a significant local person or event; and 3) Legacy Fund supports tangible, lasting capital projects that commemorate or celebrate a major anniversary (100 years and then increments of 25 years) of a significant local person or event. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants in support of the Building Communities through Arts and Heritage sub-program and Contributions in support of the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage sub-program. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 60.3 59.9 56.7 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadians share, express and appreciate their Canadian identity. Engagement and Community Participation Canada 150 Federal Secretariat . The Canada 150 Federal Secretariat is responsible for coordinating and providing oversight for the whole-of-government approach to the 150th anniversary of Confederation. It supports federal institutions in the implementation of this one-time initiative. It is also responsible for engaging non-governmental organizations, other levels of government and the private sector to develop projects throughout the country. Finally, the program coordinates outreach and marketing activities to sustain engagement of Canadians. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 33.9 8 0 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadians share, express and appreciate their Canadian identity. Engagement and Community Participation Human Rights Program . The Human Rights Program contributes to increasing the respect for, awareness and enjoyment of human rights in Canada. It also seeks to inform and support enhanced domestic implementation of international human rights instruments in Canada. The program manages federal-provincial/territorial consultations on human rights issues, coordinates interdepartmental consideration of treaty body recommendations and those arising from Canada’s Universal Periodic Reviews, prepares Canada’s reports to the United Nations on domestic implementation of international human rights obligations, provides policy advice in developing Canada’s positions on emerging human rights issues and promotes human rights instruments through the dissemination of human rights information. The program seeks to strengthen and maintain one of the core values relating to Canadian identity – the respect for human rights – by addressing barriers to active participation that arise from a lack of awareness, understanding and access to rights. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 9.1 9.1 9.1 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadians share, express and appreciate their Canadian identity. Engagement and Community Participation Multiculturalism Program . The objectives of the Multiculturalism Program are to build an integrated, socially cohesive society; to improve the responsiveness of institutions to the needs of a diverse population; and to engage in discussions on multiculturalism, integration and diversity at the international level. The Program provides grants and contributions to organizations for projects and events that enhance intercultural/interfaith understanding, civic memory and pride, respect for core democratic values, and participation in society and the economy. It undertakes public outreach and promotion activities that are designed and delivered to engage Canadians on multiculturalism issues. The Program’s ongoing public outreach and promotional activities include Asian Heritage Month, Black History Month, various web-based resources, and other initiatives. The Program is designed to implement requirements set out in the Canadian Multiculturalism Act, including the development of the Annual Report on the Operation of the Canadian Multiculturalism Act, which is tabled in Parliament. The Program’s international engagement supports Canada’s participation in agreements such as the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination, and in institutions that address multicultural issues globally. This Sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants in support of the Multiculturalism Program and Contributions in support of the Multiculturalism Program. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 41.3 34.6 31.1 Resources related to the Multiculturalism program were transferred from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to Canadian Heritage on November 4th 2015.
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadians share, express and appreciate their Canadian identity. Official Languages Development of Official-Languages Communities Program . The Development of Official-Language Communities Program fosters the vitality of Canada’s English- and French-speaking minority communities and enables them to participate fully in all aspects of Canadian life. The program has two components. Through contributions and grants to non-profit organizations, the Community Life component supports the offer of activities and services designed for official-language minority communities by community organizations in various fields, especially arts, culture and heritage as well as youth. Through intergovernmental contribution agreements, this component also supports the offer of minority-language services by provincial and territorial governments. The Minority-Language Education component supports the offer of provincial and territorial programs and activities aimed at providing education in the language of official-language minority communities, at all levels of education, through intergovernmental contribution agreements. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants to the Development of Official-Language Communities sub-program and Contributions to the Development of Official-Language Communities sub-program. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 101.1 93.4 92 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadians share, express and appreciate their Canadian identity. Official Languages Enhancement of Official Languages Program . The Enhancement of Official Languages Program helps Canadians gain a better understanding and appreciation of the benefits of linguistic duality, as well as awareness of the constitutionally guaranteed language rights. The program has two components. Through contributions and grants to non-profit organizations, the Promotion of Linguistic Duality component supports activities and projects to enhance official languages and unite Canadians, enhance the French language and culture in Canada, and increase the offer of services in both official languages from non-governmental organizations. Through intergovernmental contribution agreements, the Second-Language Learning component supports the offer of provincial and territorial programs and activities related to learning English and French, as second official languages, among young Canadians. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants to the Enhancement of Official Languages sub-program and Contributions to the Enhancement of Official Languages sub-program. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 25.3 25.3 23.6 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Canadians share, express and appreciate their Canadian identity. Official Languages Official Languages Coordination Program . Canadian Heritage contributes to the horizontal coordination of all Government of Canada official languages activities. In particular, the Department supports federal institutions in the implementation of the Government’s commitment to the development of official-language minority communities and promotes the full recognition and use of English and French in Canadian society. The Department also coordinates the implementation of the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013–18: Education, Immigration, Communities, a horizontal governmental strategy on official languages. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 22.6 20.3 20.3 .
Department of Canadian Heritage Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 642.7 642.7 640.2 .
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Family and humanitarian migration that reunites families and offers protection to the displaced and persecuted. Family and Discretionary Immigration Humanitarian and Compassionate and Public Policy Considerations . The humanitarian and compassionate and public policy provisions of IRPA enable the Minister to address exceptional circumstances by granting an exemption from certain criteria or obligations of the Act or by granting permanent or temporary residence. These discretionary provisions provide the flexibility to approve exceptional cases that were not envisioned in the legislation. Under the humanitarian and compassionate provisions of IRPA, an applicant’s circumstances are assessed on a case-by-case basis, taking into account establishment in Canada, the best interests of a child, and other relevant circumstances brought forward for consideration. The public policy provision is a discretionary tool designed to grant permanent or temporary resident status to individuals in similar circumstances, all of whom must meet eligibility criteria defined in the public policy. The outcome of this program is that exceptional cases are treated with appropriate flexibility, in accordance with Canadian values. Eligibility assessment and processing involve the granting of permanent or temporary residence to qualified applicants, as well as the refusal of unqualified applicants. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 95 93 93 .
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Family and humanitarian migration that reunites families and offers protection to the displaced and persecuted. Family and Discretionary Immigration Parents and Grandparents Reunification . The objective of this program is to grant permanent resident status to sponsored foreign nationals who are the parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents. This program makes it possible for Canadian citizens and permanent residents to be reunited with their extended family members, while ensuring that there is no undue cost to the general public. Sponsors must demonstrate, on the basis of three years of Canada Revenue Agency documentation, that they meet minimum necessary income thresholds to sponsor, and can meet their sponsorship obligations (which include providing for the basic needs of their parents and grandparents for 20 years). These requirements, together with this category’s lower processing priority, distinguish it from the spouses, partners and dependent children category. Processing involves the granting of permanent residence to qualified applicants, as well as the refusal of unqualified applicants. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 98 96 95 .
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Family and humanitarian migration that reunites families and offers protection to the displaced and persecuted. Family and Discretionary Immigration Spouses, Partners and Children Reunification . The objective of this program is to grant permanent resident status to foreign nationals who are the sponsored spouses, partners and dependent children (including adopted children) of Canadian citizens and permanent residents. This supports the government’s objective to reunite close family members while ensuring that there is no undue cost to the general public. The sponsor, who is a permanent resident or Canadian citizen, is responsible for providing the basic needs of his or her spouse or partner for three years, and for their dependent children for up to 10 years. Processing involves determining the sponsor’s ability to meet the sponsorship obligations and verifying the bona fides of the relationships. Given the close family relationships involved, these family members are the highest priority for processing. Eligibility assessment and processing involve the granting of permanent residence to qualified applicants, as well as the refusal of unqualified applicants. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 222 219 217 .
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Family and humanitarian migration that reunites families and offers protection to the displaced and persecuted. Refugee Protection Blended Visa Office Referred Refugees . Under the Blended Visa Office Referred Refugees (BVOR) Program, Convention Refugees Abroad, who have no durable solution within a reasonable period of time, other than resettlement to Canada as permanent residents, are referred by a Canadian visa office to be matched with a private sponsor. Subsequently, upon arrival in Canada, refugees receive six months of income support from the Government of Canada via the Resettlement Assistance Program and six months of income support from their sponsor. Private sponsors also provide arrival and orientation services, temporary accommodation, and ongoing emotional and social support for 12 months. The program is a unique public-private partnership that encourages faith-based, ethnocultural and other community organizations in Canada to play a larger role in offering durable solutions to refugees found to be in need of resettlement by the UNHCR, supporting the objectives of both the GAR and PSR programs. International Affairs: International Engagement 5 5 5 .
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Family and humanitarian migration that reunites families and offers protection to the displaced and persecuted. Refugee Protection Government-Assisted Refugees . To guide and operate the Government Assisted Refugees (GAR) Program, Canada works closely with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and other referral agencies, to identify Convention Refugees Abroad, who have no durable solution within a reasonable period of time, other than resettlement to Canada as permanent residents. The primary objectives of the program are to provide individual protection solutions to refugees, to affirm Canada’s humanitarian commitment to assist refugees in need of international protection through the provision of government assistance, and to assist the countries hosting them through responsibility sharing. International Affairs: International Engagement 21 19 18 .
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Family and humanitarian migration that reunites families and offers protection to the displaced and persecuted. Refugee Protection In-Canada Asylum . Flowing from Canada’s international and domestic legal obligations, Canada’s asylum system provides protection to persons fleeing persecution and risk of torture, risk to life, or risk of cruel treatment or punishment, by way of legislative and regulatory measures that enable Canada to meet those obligations. The program establishes fair and efficient procedures that uphold Canada’s respect for the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all human beings, while maintaining the overall integrity of the Canadian refugee determination system. Canada’s asylum system ensures that fair consideration is granted to those who come to Canada claiming persecution. Those found by the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) to be in need of refugee protection receive protected person status, and may apply for permanent residence. International Affairs: International Engagement 152 152 155 .
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Family and humanitarian migration that reunites families and offers protection to the displaced and persecuted. Refugee Protection Pre-Removal Risk Assessment . Following Canada’s international commitment to the principle of non-refoulement, and provisions in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA) provides CIC the ability to ensure that foreign nationals facing removals from Canada are not sent back to their country of origin where they would be in personal danger of persecution, torture (as defined under the Geneva Convention), cruel or unusual punishment, and risk to life is known to exist. CIC processes applications for PRRA subject to the following restrictions: persons facing removal following a rejected claim for refugee protection may not apply for a PRRA until 12 months have passed; persons facing removal following a rejected claim who are nationals of a Designated Country of Origin may not apply for a PRRA until three years have passed. CIC further conducts ongoing monitoring for the issuance of exemptions to the PRRA bar based on an assessment of change in country conditions that present personal risks for individuals facing removals. International Affairs: International Engagement 101 47 47 2018-19 and 2019-20 do not include funding currently at Immigration and Refugee Board for a portion of the Pre-Removal Risk Assessment program.
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Family and humanitarian migration that reunites families and offers protection to the displaced and persecuted. Refugee Protection Privately-Sponsored Refugees . The primary objective of the Privately Sponsored Refugees (PSR) Program is to partner with civil society to provide durable solutions to more refugees than would otherwise be admitted under the GAR Program. Canadian visa officers select as permanent residents members of the Convention Refugees Abroad and Humanitarian Protected Persons Abroad classes who are referred by private sponsors for resettlement in Canada. These private sponsors provide the social, financial and emotional support to the refugees upon their arrival in Canada. The program is unique in its engagement of ordinary Canadians and permanent residents in Canada’s international refugee protection efforts and ensures an additional number of refugees are offered protection over and above those sponsored by the government. International Affairs: International Engagement 42 34 33 Change greater than 10% but not material
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 1522 1537 1537 .
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Managed migration that promotes Canadian interests and protects the health, safety and security of Canadians. Canadian Influence in International Migration and Integration Agenda . . As part of its mandate, CIC aims to influence the international migration and integration policy agenda. This is done by developing and promoting, together with other public policy sectors, Canada’s positions on international migration, integration and refugee protection issues through meetings with multilateral and bilateral partners, membership in international organizations, and participation in regional forums. CIC works closely with bilateral partners to ensure the effective management of migration and administration of immigration laws through an exchange of information, including biometric data. This international migration policy development helps Canada advance its interests with respect to international migration as well as meet its international obligations and commitments. CIC supports international engagement and partnerships through membership in and contributions to such organizations as the International Organization for Migration, Regional Conference on Migration, the UNHCR, the Five Country Conference, the Global Forum on Migration and Development, and the Intergovernmental Consultations on Migration, Asylum and Refugees. The program uses transfer payment funding for the following: Migration Policy Development Program (grants), and membership in the International Organization for Migration (annual assessed contributions) and the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) (annual assessed contributions) formerly called the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research (ITF). International Affairs: International Engagement 36 35 35 .
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Managed migration that promotes Canadian interests and protects the health, safety and security of Canadians. Health Protection Health Screening . This program aims to manage the health risks related to permanent and temporary residence according to the three grounds for inadmissibility under IRPA, which are (1) danger to public health, (2) danger to public safety and (3) excessive demand on health or social services. The immigration medical examination (IME) is a tool used to screen for infectious diseases of public health significance in all applicants for permanent and temporary residence. It includes x-rays and lab tests that identify applicants who could pose health threats to Canadians or to the Canadian health and social systems. Those who are considered admissible on health grounds are cleared for entry into Canada; those who are found with infectious disease of public health significance are referred for treatment, where relevant, before admittance to Canada; those who are a danger to public health or public safety or are deemed to cause excessive demand on Canada’s health and social system are deemed inadmissible. Social Affairs: Health 48 48 48 .
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Managed migration that promotes Canadian interests and protects the health, safety and security of Canadians. Health Protection Interim Federal Health . The Interim Federal Health (IFH) Program provides limited, temporary coverage of health-care benefits to protected persons, including resettled refugees, refugee claimants, persons detained under IRPA, and certain others who are not eligible for provincial or territorial health insurance. The IFH Program provides six types of coverage. Eligibility and type of coverage under the IFH Program are determined by the beneficiary’s immigration status in Canada. The program helps protect public health and public safety and supports the successful settlement of resettled refugees receiving government support. IFH Program beneficiaries with valid coverage access health services through registered health care providers, who are reimbursed directly by the IFH Program claims administrator for covered services. Social Affairs: Health 11 11 11 .
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Managed migration that promotes Canadian interests and protects the health, safety and security of Canadians. Health Protection Medical Surveillance and Notification . Section 38(1) of IRPA sets danger to public health as one key condition of inadmissibility to Canada. Applicants for temporary or permanent residence in Canada whose Immigration Medical Assessments (IMAs) demonstrate that one of their health conditions may pose risks to public health require further health assessment and monitoring following their landing in Canada in order to ensure that they do not represent a danger to public health. The Medical Surveillance and Notification Program informs provincial and territorial public health authorities of applicants who require medical surveillance in order to ensure that the terms and conditions of landing are met. Social Affairs: Health 14 14 14 .
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Managed migration that promotes Canadian interests and protects the health, safety and security of Canadians. Migration Control and Security Management Eligibility and Admissibility Screening, Status and Documents . The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Regulations lay out the eligibility and admissibility requirements for foreign nationals seeking entry to Canada as temporary residents (TR) or permanent residents (PR). Various authorizations and/or documents may be required for TRs and new PRs before entry, such as: an electronic travel authorization (eTA) for TRs from visa-exempt countries, a visa for TRs from visa-required countries, a PR card or PR travel document for a person who has become a permanent resident. This program allows CIC to manage eligibility and admissibility to Canada by screening clients against safety and security criteria established in cooperation with its federal security partners. Once a client passes both eligibility and admissibility screening, the client is issued the appropriate status or document and will become a temporary resident or permanent resident when the document is validated at a port of entry. Under specific conditions, CIC has the discretion to issue a Temporary Resident Permit or a Public Policy Temporary Resident Visa to individuals who are inadmissible to Canada, if their entry into Canada is justified. This gives CIC the flexibility to address exceptional circumstances while maintaining the integrity of Canada’s immigration program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 716 698 702 .
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Managed migration that promotes Canadian interests and protects the health, safety and security of Canadians. Migration Control and Security Management Global Assistance for Irregular Migrants . The purpose of the Global Assistance for Irregular Migrants (GAIM) Program is to provide assistance to migrants intercepted as part of efforts to deter and prevent or disrupt illegal organized human-smuggling operations that are believed to be destined to Canada. The GAIM Program reflects CIC’s role in Canada’s whole-of-government strategy to combat human-smuggling activities and responds to the need for Canada to have a program to manage the consequences of these activities. The program assists illegal migrants in returning to their home country of origin by providing basic needs and medical support to stranded irregular migrants, assisting in the reintegration of returned individuals, supporting capacity building activities for governments of transit states, delivering information and awareness activities in countries of origin, and conducting research in support of the program. The program provides transfer payments in the form of contributions to trusted international, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations (such as the International Organization for Migration). This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Global Assistance for Irregular Migrants (GAIM) Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 2 2 2 .
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Managed migration that promotes Canadian interests and protects the health, safety and security of Canadians. Migration Control and Security Management Identity Management . Identity management provides the foundation for all decision-making processes at CIC by establishing, confirming and managing the identity of each CIC client across the temporary resident, permanent resident, refugee and citizenship lines of business. This program seeks to ensure that the personal identifiers, identity documents and biometric information of each client are collected, protected and managed appropriately at CIC. This program contributes to fraud prevention and strengthened program integrity by helping ensure that services are delivered to the correct individual, which in turn allows CIC to streamline its interactions with repeat clientele and develop efficiencies in processing and reviewing applications in multiple business lines. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 148 202 168 Increase mainly due to the expansion of Biometric screening in Canada’s immigration system.
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Managed migration that promotes Canadian interests and protects the health, safety and security of Canadians. Passport . . CIC is accountable for the Passport Program, and collaborates with Service Canada and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada to provide passport services that enable eligible Canadian travellers to access other countries. Through an extensive service delivery network in Canada and abroad, the program disseminates information, collects and processes Canadian travel document applications, authenticates applicants’ identity and determines eligibility, and issues secure Canadian travel documents. The program also performs activities to ensure that fraud and misuse of travel documents are prevented and detected. The Canadian passport is an internationally recognized and respected travel and identification document for Canadians who travel abroad, and is relied upon in Canada and by foreign governments to support the bearer’s claim to Canadian citizenship. The program operates on a full cost-recovery basis from fees charged for travel document services. Fees are collected in the Passport Canada Revolving Fund and are efficiently managed to ensure value-for-money for Canadians. International Affairs: International Engagement 643 633 393 Increase in Investment spending starting in 2017-2018 combined with decrease in revenues, starting in 2018-2019, due to lower volume of passport issuance as a result of the introduction of the 10-year passport.   2018-19 due to the 10-year passport policy. These decreases will be offset by amounts in the Accumulated Net Charges Against the Funds Authority (ANCAFA).
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Migration of permanent and temporary residents that strengthens Canada’s economy. Permanent Economic Residents Canadian Experience Class . The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) was introduced in 2008 as a path to permanent residence for those with eligible work experience in Canada, usually obtained as a result of temporary residence as a foreign worker or international student. The program is complementary to the FSW Program but uses different criteria, including eligible skilled Canadian work experience and a minimum level of proficiency in English or French. The program provides a streamlined route to permanent residence for those who have already established themselves in skilled work in Canada. This allows Canada to retain talented workers who have demonstrated a capacity to integrate successfully and contribute to the Canadian economy. The selection and processing involve the granting of permanent residence to qualified applicants, as well as the refusal of unqualified applicants. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 57 57 57 .
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Migration of permanent and temporary residents that strengthens Canada’s economy. Permanent Economic Residents Caregiver . The Caregiver Program allows persons residing in Canada to employ qualified foreign workers to provide care for children, elderly persons or persons with a chronic medical condition or disability. In 2014, two new pathways to permanent residence for caregivers were introduced under Ministerial Instructions pilots that benefit from a processing standard of six months. One pathway features criteria for child care providers that are similar to the requirements of the Live-in Caregiver program, but without the need for the caregiver to live in the home of their employer where they may be vulnerable to abuse. In addition, caregivers in a variety of health care occupations will also have a pathway to permanent residence; eligible caregivers in this stream are able to gain their work experience either in providing in-home care or care in a health-care facility to an elderly person or a person with a disability or chronic medical condition. With the improvements to the Caregiver Program, caregivers who had applied for the Live-in Caregiver program with an initial work permit based on an employer’s approved Labour Market Impact Assessment submitted on or before November 30, 2014, will also be able to complete the work requirement on a live-in basis and eventually apply for permanent residence. The selection and processing in both the Caregiver and the Live-in Caregiver programs involve the granting of permanent residence to qualified applicants, as well as the refusal of unqualified applicants. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 84 84 84 .
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Migration of permanent and temporary residents that strengthens Canada’s economy. Permanent Economic Residents Federal Business Immigrants . Federal Business Immigrants admitted to Canada are intended to have the experience and skills to support, through their investment, entrepreneurial ideas and business skills, or self-employment, the development of a strong and prosperous economy. The program was designed so that immigrant investors bring business capital to Canada, while entrepreneurs contribute to economic development through business ideas and skills that promote enterprise and employment creation. Self-employed persons hold the intention and ability to be self-employed in Canada in such fields as athletics, cultural activities and farming, thereby making a contribution to specified activities in our economy. The Start-Up Visa Program is a five year pilot program that was launched in April 2013 and is designed to attract innovative foreign entrepreneurs with the skills to create new companies that can compete on a global scale. The Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Program is a pilot program designed to target high net-worth business immigrants who will each invest $2 million to fill key financing gaps in the economy in support of promising Canadian entrepreneurs, with selection criteria designed to attract investors with the skills and abilities that will help their integration into the Canadian economy and society. The selection and processing involve the granting of permanent residence to qualified applicants, as well as the refusal of unqualified applicants. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 7 7 7 .
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Migration of permanent and temporary residents that strengthens Canada’s economy. Permanent Economic Residents Federal Skilled Trades . The Federal Skilled Trades (FST) Program is intended to attract skilled tradespersons who can meet labour demands in specific trades across the country and who are granted permanent residence based on being qualified in a skilled trade. In contrast with the FSW Program’s points-based selection, the FST Program operates on a streamlined pass/fail basis with four mandatory criteria including: a minimum language threshold; a valid offer of employment in Canada or a certificate of qualification from a province or territory in a qualifying skilled trade; at least two years of work experience in the occupation within the last five years; and meeting the employment requirements set out in the National Occupational Classification system. The selection and processing involve the granting of permanent residence to qualified applicants, as well as the refusal of unqualified applicants. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 4 4 4 .
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Migration of permanent and temporary residents that strengthens Canada’s economy. Permanent Economic Residents Federal Skilled Workers . The goal of the Federal Skilled Workers (FSW) Program is to select highly-skilled immigrants whose high human capital enables them to contribute to Canada’s long term national and structural labour market needs, in support of a strong and prosperous Canadian economy. The program uses a points system to identify prospective immigrants with the ability to establish economically in Canada, based on their human capital (education, skilled work experience, language skills, etc.), with a minimum language threshold and a third-party foreign educational credential assessment prior to application. The selection and processing involve the granting of permanent residence to qualified applicants, as well as the refusal of unqualified applicants. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 202 191 194 .
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Migration of permanent and temporary residents that strengthens Canada’s economy. Permanent Economic Residents Provincial Nominee . The Provincial Nominee (PN) Program supports the Government of Canada’s objective that the benefits of immigration be shared across all regions of Canada. Bilateral immigration agreements are in place with all provinces and territories except Nunavut and Quebec,* conferring on their governments the authority to identify and nominate for permanent residence immigrants who will meet local economic development and regional labour market needs, and who wish to settle in that specific province or territory. As part of the nomination process, provincial and territorial governments assess the skills, education and work or business experience of prospective candidates to ensure that nominees can make an immediate economic contribution to the nominating province or territory. CIC retains the final authority to select nominees who can establish economically in Canada, and verifies that nominees meet all admissibility requirements before issuing permanent resident visas. The selection and processing involve the granting of permanent residence to qualified applicants, as well as the refusal of unqualified applicants.* The relationship with Quebec is governed under the Canada-Quebec Accord. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 47 49 47 .
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Migration of permanent and temporary residents that strengthens Canada’s economy. Permanent Economic Residents Quebec Business Immigrants . The Canada-Quebec Accord specifies that the province of Quebec is solely responsible for the selection of applicants destined to the province of Quebec. Federal responsibility under the Accord is to assess an applicant’s admissibility and issue permanent resident visas. This program seeks to attract experienced investors, entrepreneurs and self-employed persons to the province of Quebec, to support the development of a strong and prosperous economy in Quebec. The selection and processing involve the granting of permanent residence to qualified applicants, as well as the refusal of unqualified applicants. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 2 2 2 .
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Migration of permanent and temporary residents that strengthens Canada’s economy. Permanent Economic Residents Quebec Skilled Workers . The Canada Quebec Accord specifies that the province of Quebec is solely responsible for the selection of applicants destined to the province of Quebec. Federal responsibility under the Accord is to assess an applicant’s admissibility and to issue permanent resident visas. The Quebec Skilled Workers (QSW) Program uses specific criteria to identify immigrants with the human capital and skills needed to establish economically in Quebec. Similar to the FSW Program, the QSW Program assesses applicants according to their age, education, work experience, language proficiency (in French) and enhanced settlement prospects (previous education or work experience in Canada, or a confirmed job offer). The selection and processing involve the granting of permanent residence to qualified applicants, as well as the refusal of unqualified applicants. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 41 41 41 .
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Migration of permanent and temporary residents that strengthens Canada’s economy. Temporary Economic Residents International Experience Canada . The International Experience Canada (IEC) Program facilitates bilateral, reciprocal agreements with other countries to allow travel and work exchange opportunities for young Canadians and foreign nationals aged 18 35. Exchanges with foreign countries contribute to national interests by strengthening Canada’s bilateral relations and supporting Canada’s economic and trade agenda. Most IEC exchanges occur through bilateral reciprocal Youth Mobility Agreements (YMAs) with other countries. Foreign participants are issued work permits that are exempt from the requirement of a Labour Market Impact Assessment on the basis that their work in Canada creates or maintains reciprocal employment for Canadians in other countries. Some foreign participants will also be eligible to apply for permanent residence under the Canadian Experience Class or other programs, thereby contributing to Canada’s permanent economic immigration objectives. Young Canadian participants in other countries obtain foreign work experience, which benefits their future careers in the Canadian workplace and contributes to Canada’s international competitiveness. The IEC Program has a global reciprocal quota of participants each year, and on an annual basis, negotiates bilateral quotas with each country with which Canada has a YMA. The “Participation Fee” paid by approved foreign participants generates revenue to fund program costs. Key program activities include YMA negotiation and liaison with new and existing countries; promotion of program participation to Canadians and foreign nationals; and stakeholder engagement to facilitate participation and enhance program awareness for Canadian youth. Foreign national participant application selection and processing involve the issuance of temporary resident visas (if required) and work permits to qualified applicants, as well as the refusal of unqualified applicants. Canadians’ applications are processed by the governments of the countries where they would like to participate. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 76 75 75 .
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Migration of permanent and temporary residents that strengthens Canada’s economy. Temporary Economic Residents International Students . CIC supports a range of goals for immigration by managing the entry of international students to Canada. International students contribute to Canada’s educational and international competitiveness, and strengthen our educational institutions. International students are selected by Canadian institutions according to their respective criteria, and CIC authorizes their entry into Canada to study by approving study permits and, where necessary, visas, which allow them to obtain a Canadian education. CIC is responsible for ensuring that the proper documentation, financial and security requirements are met, including the bona fides of all applicants. In order to provide students with additional opportunities to obtain Canadian work experience, qualified international students are authorized to work either on or off-campus without a work permit, or as part of a co-op or internship program with a co-op work permit. Students who want to work in Canada after graduation can apply for a work permit under the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) component, which allows them to gain up to three years of Canadian work experience. Some PGWP holders will also be eligible to apply for permanent residence under the Canadian Experience Class or other programs. The selection and processing of international students involve the issuance of temporary resident visas (if required) and study permits to qualified applicants, as well as the refusal of unqualified applicants. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 73 75 76 .
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Migration of permanent and temporary residents that strengthens Canada’s economy. Temporary Economic Residents Temporary Work Authorization . Foreign nationals can be authorized to work in Canada through various processes. Under situations that require a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), employers are able to hire foreign workers as a last resort to meet their short-term or acute labour and skills needs when qualified Canadian citizens or permanent residents are not available, ensuring that Canadians have the first opportunity for jobs where appropriate. To hire a temporary foreign worker to respond to labour market shortages, employers require an LMIA from Employment and Social Development Canada, which considers whether a Canadian or permanent resident is available, examines the wage and working conditions being offered, and assess whether the job offer would have a negative, neutral or positive effect on the Canadian labour market. Once the potential employer is in possession of the LMIA, the foreign national may then apply for the work permit at a mission abroad, at the port of entry (if eligible) or inside Canada (if eligible). In certain situations, employers can also seek to employ foreign nationals to work in Canada without an LMIA. Exemptions from the LMIA processes are offered where they support broader Canadian interests such as the competitive advantages and reciprocal benefits that Canadians enjoy as a result of international agreements and partnerships (including North America Free Trade Agreement and others). Under these circumstances, the foreign national applies to CIC for a work permit overseas, at a port of entry (if eligible) or from inside Canada (if eligible). CIC’s role is to manage the authorization of foreign nationals to work in Canada. CIC ensures the foreign national meets all admissibility and eligibility requirements, and, when an LMIA is not required, considers the genuineness of the job offer, while also ensuring a robust operation is in place to enforce employer compliance with program requirements. The selection and processing involve the issuance of temporary resident visas (if required) and work permits to qualified applicants, as well as the refusal of unqualified applicants. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 172 171 171 .
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Newcomers and citizens participate in fostering an integrated society. Citizenship for Newcomers and All Canadians Citizenship Acquisition, Confirmation and Revocation . Citizenship processing activities include interpreting and administering the Citizenship Act and Regulations, managing the naturalization process (whereby non-citizens become citizens), issuing proof of citizenship to those who are citizens by birth or by naturalization, and maintaining these records. The processing of applications for Canadian citizenship contributes to newcomers’ abilities to participate in all aspects of Canadian life and enhances their successful integration into Canadian society. CIC reviews files particularly where there are allegations of fraud and collects and analyzes information to determine if a recommendation to initiate revocation proceedings should be made to the Minister. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 731 724 724 .
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Newcomers and citizens participate in fostering an integrated society. Citizenship for Newcomers and All Canadians Citizenship Awareness . The Citizenship Awareness Program aims to enhance the meaning of Canadian citizenship for both newcomers and the Canadian-born and to increase a sense of belonging to Canada. Through knowledge of Canada’s history, institutions and values, as well as the rights and responsibilities associated with citizenship, newcomers and the Canadian-born are better equipped for active citizenship and can contribute to the development of an integrated society. The program undertakes various knowledge-building and promotional activities such as: citizenship ceremonies, citizenship reaffirmation ceremonies, Citizenship Week, and the distribution of citizenship educational publications (e.g., Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship study guide, the Welcome to Canada guide). CIC also partners with public and private stakeholders on citizenship awareness activities. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 27 26 26 .
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Newcomers and citizens participate in fostering an integrated society. Newcomer Settlement and Integration Grant to Quebec . Under the Canada-Quebec Accord, signed in 1991, Canada has devolved settlement and resettlement responsibility to Quebec, with a grant that includes reasonable compensation for costs. The compensation to Quebec covers services for reception services and linguistic, cultural and economic integration services, provided that they are equivalent to similar federal services in other parts of the country. An objective of the Accord is, among other things, the preservation of Quebec’s demographic importance within Canada and the integration of immigrants into that province in a manner that respects the distinct identity of Quebec. The Accord provides Quebec with exclusive responsibility for the selection of immigrants destined to the province (except for family reunification and asylum seekers in Canada) as well as the reception and linguistic and cultural integration of these immigrants (including resettlement of refugees). Under the Accord, Canada is responsible for defining overall immigration objectives, national levels, admissibility, selecting family category and asylum seekers in Canada and citizenship. This program uses transfer payment funding from the grant for the Canada-Quebec Accord on Immigration. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 0 0 0 Grant only, no salary costs.
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Newcomers and citizens participate in fostering an integrated society. Newcomer Settlement and Integration Immigration Loan . The Immigration Loan Program is a statutory program under IRPA. It ensures that some persons, otherwise unable to pay for the costs of transportation to Canada and medical admissibility exams, have access to a funding source. Assistance loans may also be approved for newcomers in need to cover initial settlement expenses such as rental and utilities deposits. The main target group for the program is resettled refugees. These individuals have undergone extreme hardship and most often have few personal resources and are therefore unable to access traditional lending institutions. Canadian visa officers authorize the transportation and admissibility loans and the International Organization for Migration arranges travel and medical exams for refugees and pays these costs. CIC reimburses them and the refugee reimburses CIC through loan repayments. Assistance loans are authorized by in-Canada officers. The interest-bearing loans are repayable in full and payment plans vary by the value of the loan and the recipients’ ability to repay while integrating. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 0 0 0 FTEs included under Financial Management.
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Newcomers and citizens participate in fostering an integrated society. Newcomer Settlement and Integration Resettlement Assistance Program . The Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) provides direct financial support and funds immediate and essential services for RAP clients, including Government-Assisted Refugees and persons in refugee-like situations admitted to Canada under a public policy consideration or on humanitarian and compassionate grounds, to meet their resettlement needs. In most cases, RAP clients have undergone extreme hardship and may lack the social networks and the financial resources to assist in addressing the needs associated with becoming established in a new country that would support their settlement in Canada. Income support is delivered directly by CIC to RAP clients, typically for up to 12 months, if the RAP client’s income is insufficient to meet his or her own needs and those of any accompanying dependants. In some cases, RAP clients also receive start-up allowances for expenses related to furniture and other household supplies. Immediate and essential services are supported through contributions to SPOs in all provinces in Canada except Quebec, which delivers similar settlement services to refugees destined to that province through the Canada-Quebec Accord. RAP services include, but are not limited to, port of entry services, assistance with temporary accommodations, help locating permanent accommodation, help with acquiring basic knowledge of everyday life skills, orientation sessions, information and orientation on financial and non-financial topics, as well as life skills training, and links to settlement programming and mandatory federal and provincial programs. In addition to the above, Privately-Sponsored Refugees sponsored as part of a blended initiative under the Blended Visa Office Referred Refugees Program receive limited (up to six months’) income support and RAP services (port of entry only). This program uses transfer payment funding from the Resettlement Assistance Program. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 81 55 55 Decrease mainly due to the implementation of the Government’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugee and the  resettlement of an additional 10,000 Syrian government-assisted refugees.
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Newcomers and citizens participate in fostering an integrated society. Newcomer Settlement and Integration Settlement Community and Labour Market Integration Services Newcomers face a variety of barriers to integration, including the need for information and connections to social and economic networks. Settlement information, bridging, and other support services including foreign credential referrals, attempt to address these barriers. Service provider organizations (SPOs) are funded to design and deliver bridging services that facilitate newcomers’ connections to the labour market and the wider community. Through CIC offices and SPOs, the program also provides prospective immigrants and newcomers with access to settlement-related information so that they can make informed decisions about immigrating to and settling in Canada. The program also funds SPOs to offer services that improve newcomers’ access to settlement programming; these support services include childminding and transportation. Information on foreign credential recognition is provided in-person and by telephone on behalf of the Foreign Credentials Referral Office by Service Canada and through the CIC Web site to prospective immigrants overseas. This program uses transfer payment funding from the Settlement Program. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 185 180 180 .
Department of Citizenship and Immigration Newcomers and citizens participate in fostering an integrated society. Newcomer Settlement and Integration Settlement Language Training The ability of newcomers to communicate in one of Canada’s official languages has long been recognized as key to both the initial settlement and the longer-term integration of immigrants. Language learning services are intended to help newcomers develop sufficient linguistic communication skills (including literacy) to enable newcomers to function in Canadian society and contribute to the economy. Through the Settlement Program, CIC funds service provider organizations (SPOs) to deliver various language learning services for newcomers, including language assessment and official language instruction. This program uses transfer payment funding from the Settlement Program. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 84 81 81 .
Department of Employment and Social Development A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market. Learning Canada Education Savings Program . The Canada Education Savings Program was created through an Act of Parliament in 1998 (and re-enacted as the Canada Education Savings Act in 2004). It is intended to make post-secondary education more affordable by encouraging early planning and saving for education. Funds can later be withdrawn to help finance children’s post-secondary education. The Canada Education Savings Grant provides matching grants on savings in Registered Education Savings Plans for Canadian children aged 17 and under. Eligible low-income families can also benefit from the Canada Learning Bond, which provides funds that are added to the Registered Education Savings Plans of children born on or after January 1, 2004. The program is delivered through an alternative service delivery arrangement with financial institutions, banks, mutual fund companies and scholarship foundations. The Canada Education Savings Program complements the Canada Student Loans Program and other labour market and skills development programs offered by ESDC. Funding and activities under this program are governed by the Canada Education Savings Act and related Regulations. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Canada Education Savings Program. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 109 109 109 .
Department of Employment and Social Development A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market. Learning Canada Student Loans and Grants and Canada Apprentice Loans Program . The Canada Loans and Grants for Students and Apprentices Program provides repayable loans and non-repayable grants to help Canadians finance their participation in post-secondary education. The clients and beneficiaries include full- and part-time students from low- and middle-income families, students with dependants and students with permanent disabilities. The Program also offers apprenticeship loans targeting apprentices registered in a Red Seal trade to help cover the cost of technical training. Students and apprentices who receive loans also have access to debt management measures if they are experiencing financial difficulty in repaying their loans. These are managed in partnership with the participating provinces and territories, educational institutions and agencies, financial aid administrators, financial institutions and a service provider. Activities are enabled by the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act, the Canada Student Loans Act and the Apprentice Loans Act and related Regulations. Provinces and territories that do not participate in the Canada Loans and Grants for Students and Apprentices Program are provided with an alternative payment to fund similar programs and services. The Program complements the Canada Education Savings Program. The Program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Canada Loans and Grants for Students and Apprentices Program – Interest Payments and Liabilities (Statutory); Canada Loans and Grants for Students and Apprentices Program – Direct Financing Arrangement (Statutory); Canada Loans and Grants for Students and Apprentices Program – Canada Student Grants Program (Statutory); and Pathways to Education Canada. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 239 239 239 .
Department of Employment and Social Development A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market. Skills and Employment Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy . Indigenous communities have historically experienced significantly higher rates of unemployment, lower rates of labour force participation and higher rates of social assistance than other Canadian communities. The Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy aims to increase Indigenous participation in the Canadian labour market, ensuring that First Nations, Inuit and Métis people are engaged in sustainable, meaningful employment. Funding from the Strategy supports over 80 Indigenous service delivery organizations, which deliver employment and training services through over 600 points of service across Canada. Specific attention is given to working with partners in the private sector, educational institutions and other levels of government in demand-driven labour markets. This program is linked to the Employment Insurance Act, which enables Indigenous groups to deliver programs similar to those established by Part II of the Act. The Strategy is also linked to the First Nations and Inuit Child Care Initiative, which provides supports for childcare to assist Indigenous parents/caregivers accessing labour market programs. Currently, the Strategy supports labour market obligations specified in Treaty and Self-Government Agreements that are in place with some Indigenous groups. The Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy network of agreement holders is used for the delivery of the First Nations Job Fund under the Income Assistance Reform. Transfer payments are managed through contribution agreements with Indigenous organizations. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy. Economic Affairs: Employment and Income Security 218 189 189 .
Department of Employment and Social Development A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market. Skills and Employment Apprenticeship Grants . Apprenticeship grants are incentives to attract Canadians to the trades and to assist apprentices in the Red Seal trades to progress and complete their training. This program targets eligible Canadian citizens, permanent residents and protected persons who are out of high school and are registered apprentices in one of the 56 designated Red Seal trades. It comprises two grants: the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant, a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year for registered apprentices (up to a maximum of $2,000 per apprentice) who have successfully completed the technical and on-the-job training requirements for the first or second year/level of an apprenticeship program; and the Apprenticeship Completion Grant, an additional $2,000 taxable cash grant to registered apprentices upon completion of apprenticeship training and receipt of journeyperson certification. Eligibility for this program is tied to the Red Seal trades, as the Red Seal represents a standard of excellence which promotes the mobility of skilled tradespeople based on national standards. Delivery of apprenticeship grants to eligible registered apprentices involves responding to calls for information, collecting and processing applications, issuing payments and monitoring accuracy of payments. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Apprenticeship Grants. Economic Affairs: Employment and Income Security 72 72 72 .
Department of Employment and Social Development A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market. Skills and Employment Canada Job Fund Agreements . The Canada Job Fund Agreements ensure direct employer involvement in training decisions and increase private-sector investment in the skills training system. The Government of Canada transfers funds to provinces and territories for them to deliver programs and services that aim to increase labour force participation and help Canadians develop the skills necessary to find and keep a job. This program consists of three streams: the Canada Job Grant to encourage greater employer involvement and investment in training by providing financial assistance to employers on a cost-shared basis in order to help Canadians develop the skills needed for available jobs; employer-sponsored training to support employer involvement in and contribution to demand-driven training programs and incentives; and employment services and supports to enhance labour market participation of Canadians, with priority given to the unemployed ineligible for Employment Insurance benefits and to low-skilled employed workers. A separate six-year agreement was signed with Quebec that does not include the delivery of the Canada Job Grant, recognizing that the core principles behind the Canada Job Grant are already embedded in Quebec’s training system. Quebec’s new agreement, however, includes a commitment to strengthened reporting and accountability. These agreements complement other provincial and territorial employment and skills training programs funded by the Government of Canada, for example, under the Labour Market Development Agreements and the Labour Market Agreements for Persons with Disabilities, and the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Canada Job Fund Agreements. Economic Affairs: Employment and Income Security 17 17 17 .
Department of Employment and Social Development A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market. Skills and Employment Employment Insurance . The Employment Insurance (EI) program provides temporary financial assistance to unemployed workers while they look for employment or upgrade their skills. It is also provided to those who take time off work due to specific life events (illness, pregnancy, to care for a newborn or adopted child or to care for a family member who is gravely ill with a significant risk of death). As of January 1, 2011, self-employed workers may also receive this income support under special benefits. Unemployed individuals receive EI benefits if they have contributed to the program by paying premiums in the past year and meet qualifying and entitlement conditions. This program is governed by Part I of the Employment Insurance Act and associated Regulations. The Canada Employment Insurance Commission monitors and assists the Department in managing the program. Service Canada’s delivery of EI benefits involves answering program queries through specialized call centres, the Internet and at in-person points of service; collecting and processing applications and issuing payments; monitoring of claims for accuracy; administering requests for reconsideration of a decision; client authentication and identification; and preventing, detecting and deterring fraud and abuse. Complementary activities conducted under the authority of Part II of the Employment Insurance Act and delivered by provincial, territorial and other partners are captured under 2.1.2 Labour Market Development Agreements. This program is funded through Part I of the Employment Insurance Act. Economic Affairs: Employment and Income Security 7501 6868 6774 .
Department of Employment and Social Development A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market. Skills and Employment Enabling Fund for Official Language Minority Communities . The Enabling Fund for Official Language Minority Communities is an integral component of the Government of Canada’s strategy for official languages as expressed in the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013–18: Education, Immigration, Communities. This program aims to enhance the development and vitality of these communities by strengthening their capacity in the areas of human resources and community economic development, and by promoting partnerships at all levels, including with federal partners. This program provides funds to official language minority communities in every province and territory by supporting professional local capacity to deliver services and supports to jobseekers, businesses and communities; generate strategic partnerships; spur investment; and consolidate efforts and resources of stakeholders to take action on priorities. The Enabling Fund is designed so that official language minority communities can plan and implement community-specific development initiatives and better access a range of labour market services and programs. In addition to contributing to community development, the Enabling Fund allows the Department to deliver on its commitments and obligations related to the Official Languages Act. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Enabling Fund for Official Language Minority Communities. Economic Affairs: Employment and Income Security 15 15 15 .
Department of Employment and Social Development A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market. Skills and Employment First Nations Job Fund . The Indigenous youth population is growing in First Nations communities, where there are high unemployment rates and a high dependency on Income Assistance, especially on reserves. The First Nations Job Fund (FNJF) aims to provide on-reserve First Nations Income Assistance recipients between 18 and 24 years of age, who are able to work and who are trainable within one year, with the personalized training necessary to access jobs. Clients are referred to the Fund through the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) Enhanced Service Delivery system. This program is delivered through the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) delivery network. Selected organizations work with local training facilities and employers to ensure that Income Assistance recipients referred from the Enhanced Service Delivery system are provided with the training-to-employment and employment supports they need to secure jobs. The Fund is one of two components of the First Nations Income Assistance Reform Initiative—a joint initiative between INAC, which delivers the enhanced Service Delivery, and ESDC, which administers the FNJF. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: First Nations Job Fund. Economic Affairs: Employment and Income Security 0 0 0 The absence of FTE is due to the sunsetting of Transfer Payment authorities relating to the program. The figures cited in this report do not reflect any decisions that the government may make to renew or not renew the programs through Parliament. The Government of Canada reassesses priorities, as required, and programs that are set to sunset will be considered for renewal and may in fact be renewed.
Department of Employment and Social Development A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market. Skills and Employment Foreign Credential Recognition Program . The Foreign Credential Recognition Program targets internationally trained professionals and tradespersons, working with provincial and territorial governments and various organizations (such as regulatory bodies, national associations and credential assessment agencies), to facilitate credential recognition processes and ensure they are fair, consistent, transparent and timely. This program provides strategic financial support to its stakeholders through contribution agreements for key high-demand professions and skilled trades as well as other occupations to ensure that professionals and tradespersons who have obtained their credentials in another country can fully use their skills in Canada’s labour market. In order to streamline foreign credential recognition processes, this program facilitates national coordination among provinces and territories and other partners. The Foreign Credential Recognition Program also works to implement domestic labour mobility initiatives, and complements the Agreement on Internal Trade, by facilitating national coordination among partners and reducing barriers faced by workers in regulated occupations as they pursue employment opportunities across the country. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Foreign Credential Recognition Program. Economic Affairs: Employment and Income Security 45 45 45 .
Department of Employment and Social Development A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market. Skills and Employment Job Bank . Job Bank provides timely and relevant labour market information on employment opportunities across Canada to help workers find suitable employment and help employers find suitable workers. This program targets employers, individuals (e.g. job seekers, unemployed Canadians, students, newcomers and potential immigrants), career practitioners (e.g. employment and vocational counselling organizations, education/learning institutions and community organizations) and government analysts and decision makers (including federal-provincial/territorial government organizations and programs, ESDC/Service Canada). Job Bank offers a free and bilingual online job board, delivered in collaboration with all provinces and territories, which allows employers to post available job opportunities and job seekers to search for jobs. In addition, the Web portal includes a variety of economic, labour market and demographic reports, including sectoral and occupational profiles and projections. This program is legislated by Employment Insurance Act subsections 60 (1) and (2); section 58, subsection C of the National Employment Service (Employment Insurance Regulations); and the International Labour Organization Convention 88. The Department collaborates with provinces and territories through the Forum of Labour Market Ministers and its Labour Market Information Working Group. Through the Working Group, jurisdictions share information and undertake projects that address areas of mutual interest and concern related to the development and delivery of labour market information. Economic Affairs: Employment and Income Security 222 222 222 .
Department of Employment and Social Development A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market. Skills and Employment Labour Market Agreements for Persons with Disabilities . In recognition of the barriers faced by persons with disabilities in the labour market, the Labour Market Agreements for Persons with Disabilities are designed to improve employment outcomes for persons with disabilities by enhancing their employability, increasing employment opportunities and demonstrating the best possible results for Canadians. This program transfers funds to provinces and territories under bilateral agreements (covering 50 percent of eligible costs, to a predetermined maximum) for programs and services. Provinces and territories agree to match the federal amount. As the needs of persons with disabilities may differ between jurisdictions, provinces and territories have flexibility to determine the design and delivery of programming in the following five priority areas: education and training; employment participation; employment opportunities; connecting employers and persons with disabilities; and building knowledge. These programs and services for persons with disabilities complement other provincial and territorial employment and skills training programs funded by the Government of Canada (e.g. Labour Market Development Agreements and the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities). This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Labour Market Agreement for Persons with Disabilities. Economic Affairs: Employment and Income Security 7 7 7 .
Department of Employment and Social Development A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market. Skills and Employment Labour Market Development Agreements . Labour Market Development Agreements are established under Part II of the Employment Insurance Act to help unemployed Canadians find and return to work and to develop a skilled labour force that meets the needs of employers. These agreements provide program and administration funding to provinces and territories annually for them to design and deliver employment benefits and support measures. Employment benefits provide Employment Insurance (EI)-eligible participants with benefits such as skills development, self-employment and wage subsidies, while employment services are available to all unemployed individuals in Canada. Complementary activities conducted under the authority of Part I of the Employment Insurance Act provide EI benefits to eligible individuals. This program is funded through Part II of the Employment Insurance Act. Economic Affairs: Employment and Income Security 40 40 40 .
Department of Employment and Social Development A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market. Skills and Employment Literacy and Essential Skills . Some Canadians, particularly from vulnerable groups, may not have the literacy and essential skills needed to fully participate in the labour force. In addition, Canadian employers’ business and productivity needs also require pools of skilled workers. Literacy and essential skills contribute to the employability and adaptability of workers, and they are critical building blocks for the development of other skills. The Adult Learning and Literacy and Essential Skills Program contributes to increased literacy and essential skills of adult Canadians by targeting labour market stakeholders (including employers, associations, workers and those looking for work) as well as groups that are under-represented in the labour force (such as Indigenous and immigrant populations) and providing grants and contributions funding to projects that promote skills upgrading in and for the workplace. This program, administered by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills, also develops partnerships with labour market stakeholders, supports the development and adoption of literacy and essential skills tools and resources, and pilots innovative approaches to literacy and essential skills development. The program links with the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013–18. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program. Economic Affairs: Employment and Income Security 51 51 51 .
Department of Employment and Social Development A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market. Skills and Employment Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities . The Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities assists persons with disabilities to prepare for, obtain and maintain employment. It supports persons with disabilities in overcoming barriers to participation in the Canadian labour market, and it supports employers to hire persons with disabilities. This program supports a wide range of programs and services, including job search supports, skills development, wage subsidies and employer awareness initiatives to encourage employers to hire persons with disabilities. The Opportunities Fund is delivered across the country by Service Canada Centres, in partnership with organizations in the community. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities. Economic Affairs: Employment and Income Security 45 45 45 .
Department of Employment and Social Development A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market. Skills and Employment Sectoral Initiatives Program . The Sectoral Initiatives Program is a grants and contributions program with the objective of addressing current and future skills shortages by supporting the development and distribution of sector-specific labour market intelligence, national occupational standards and skills certification and accreditation systems. The mandate is to help industry identify, forecast and address human resources and skills issues through partnership-based projects for key sectors of the Canadian economy to help ease labour mobility and labour market adjustment. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Sectoral Initiatives Program. Economic Affairs: Employment and Income Security 44 44 44 .
Department of Employment and Social Development A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market. Skills and Employment Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship (Red Seal Program) . Tradespeople are a key component of the highly skilled workforce that supports Canadian competitiveness. Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship targets skilled trades workers and registered apprentices, working with jurisdictions through the Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) to deliver the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program. The CCDA comprises the apprenticeship authorities from each province and territory and representatives from ESDC. The Red Seal Program helps to develop a highly qualified, productive and mobile skilled trades workforce by developing high-quality Red Seal products, including National Occupational Analyses and interprovincial examinations for the trades in collaboration with industry. Tradespersons who meet the Red Seal standards receive a Red Seal endorsement on their provincial/territorial trade certificates. The CCDA also collaborates to develop common apprenticeship training resources such as interprovincial program guides as well as tools for building essential skills. Economic Affairs: Employment and Income Security 46 46 46 .
Department of Employment and Social Development A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market. Skills and Employment Skills and Partnership Fund . As a complement to the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy, the Skills and Partnership Fund supports over 80 short-term projects by Indigenous organizations and their private-sector and government partners. Funding recipients deliver supports and services to First Nations, Inuit and Métis people to help them develop the necessary skills and job training to secure jobs. This program focuses on emerging or untapped economic development opportunities to meet the needs of high-demand sectors, as well as areas with skills shortages. Attention is given to ensuring that partnerships are in place prior to project initiation and that the focus of projects are responsive to demonstrated need with supports in the areas of training-to-employment, skills development and service innovation. Currently, the Skills and Partnership Fund supports labour market obligations specified in various Treaty and Self-Government Agreements that are in place with some Indigenous groups. Transfer payments are managed through contribution agreements with Indigenous organizations. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Skills and Partnership Fund. Economic Affairs: Employment and Income Security 74 74 74 .
Department of Employment and Social Development A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market. Skills and Employment Student Work-Integrated Learning Program . The Student Work-Integrated Learning Program (SWILP) is a contributions program with the objective of supporting the establishment of sustainable multi-stakeholder partnerships, involving employers and post-secondary education (PSE) institutions that work collaboratively to create quality work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities for PSE students in high demand fields of the economy, and the development of innovative strategies to foster a culture of WIL in Canada. Economic Affairs: Employment and Income Security 15 8 8 .
Department of Employment and Social Development A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market. Skills and Employment Targeted Initiative for Older Workers . The Targeted Initiative for Older Workers is a federal-provincial/territorial cost shared initiative that provides unemployed older workers (normally between the ages of 55 and 64) with employment assistance services, skills upgrading and work experience to reintegrate them into the workforce and/or increase their employability. The Initiative assists unemployed older workers in small communities of 250,000 or less that are experiencing high unemployment, significant downsizing/closures, unfulfilled employer demand and/or skills mismatches. Under this program, provinces and territories are responsible for identifying specific communities for participation in the Initiative, designing and delivering projects, and monitoring and reporting on projects. All projects must include employment assistance activities such as résumé writing, interview techniques, counselling and job search techniques and at least two employability improvement activities such as prior learning assessment, skills training, work experience or preparation for self-employment. The Government of Canada’s investment in the Initiative complements other funding provided through various labour market transfers to provinces and territories to support Canadians in receiving the training they need to secure employment, including the Canada Job Fund Agreements, Labour Market Development Agreements and Labour Market Agreements for Persons with Disabilities. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Targeted Initiative for Older Workers. Economic Affairs: Employment and Income Security 0 0 0 The absence of FTE is due to the sunsetting of Transfer Payment authorities relating to the program. The figures cited in this report do not reflect any decisions that the government may make to renew or not renew the programs through Parliament. The Government of Canada reassesses priorities, as required, and programs that are set to sunset will be considered for renewal and may in fact be renewed.
Department of Employment and Social Development A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market. Skills and Employment Temporary Foreign Worker Program . The Temporary Foreign Worker Program enables employers to hire foreign workers on a temporary basis to fill short-term labour needs only when Canadians and permanent residents are not available. This program is delivered in partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). ESDC assesses applications from employers requesting permission to hire temporary foreign workers and conducts a labour market impact assessment to determine the likely effect these workers would have on the Canadian job market. This program assesses the impact by looking at available labour market information for the region and the occupation, the employers’ recruitment and advertisement efforts, wages and working conditions, labour shortages and the transfer of skills and knowledge to Canadians. ESDC works closely with IRCC, the CBSA and the provinces and territories to monitor and share information that has an impact on the integrity of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. This program is legislated through the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Regulations. In Quebec, the Temporary Foreign Worker Program is administered in partnership with the province. Economic Affairs: Employment and Income Security 315 315 315 .
Department of Employment and Social Development A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market. Skills and Employment Youth Employment Strategy . The Youth Employment Strategy (YES) helps youth aged 15 to 30 gain the skills, career information and work experience they need to find and maintain employment. YES is an ESDC-led horizontal initiative involving 10 other federal departments and agencies that assist youth in making a successful transition into today’s changing labour market. YES has three program streams—Skills Link, Career Focus and Summer Work Experience, which includes Canada Summer Jobs. This program is delivered nationally, regionally and locally via contribution agreements. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: YES. Economic Affairs: Employment and Income Security 393 376 327 .
Department of Employment and Social Development Government-Wide Service Excellence. Delivery of Services for Other Government of Canada Programs Other Government Department Programs . Services provided on behalf of other Government of Canada programs include: assistance to Canadians; provision of basic and detailed program and service information; application intake and review for completeness; client authentication and validation of identity documents; quick and direct access to specialized agents within other government departments; and provision of space in the service delivery network for other departments. Government Affairs: Transparency and Accountability 12 12 12 .
Department of Employment and Social Development Government-Wide Service Excellence. Delivery of Services for Other Government of Canada Programs Passport . Through Service Canada, ESDC delivers the Passport program on behalf of Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Service Canada is the provider of domestic passport service delivery within Canada through all service delivery channels. Service delivery includes provision of information, intake of applications, validation of identity, production of passports and their distribution to eligible applicants, on time and error-free. Government Affairs: Transparency and Accountability 2226 0 0 FTEs for passport services were approved for 2017–18. The Department will seek authorities from Treasury Board for the delivery of passport services for 2018–19 and future years.
Department of Employment and Social Development Government-Wide Service Excellence. Service Network Supporting Departments Government of Canada Internet Presence . The Government of Canada Internet presence supports Canadians by providing easy, fast and convenient access to information and services online. Through Service Canada, ESDC is the principal publisher for a single Government of Canada website, Canada.ca. The site provides an enhanced user experience; citizen-centric, theme-based content; and a common and enhanced Government of Canada search. Canadians can locate detailed information on the programs and services offered through ESDC, as well as general information on all Government of Canada programs and services. Through Service Canada, ESDC also provides a simple and secure online access for Canadians to bring together a number of services and allow clients to, among other things, view and update their personal information and transact securely with ESDC. Government Affairs: Transparency and Accountability 147 147 147 .
Department of Employment and Social Development Government-Wide Service Excellence. Service Network Supporting Departments Government of Canada Telephone General Enquiries Services . Government of Canada telephone general enquiries services support Canadians through 1 800 O-Canada as well as its customized information services. 1 800 O-Canada provides a single point of contact for all Canadians to access quick, up-to-date government information over the phone. It acts as the first point of contact for general information on all Government of Canada programs, services and initiatives; it supports key government priorities and messaging including those outlined in the Budget and Speech from the Throne; and it supports the Government’s communication needs in crisis situations. Customized Information Services provide support to Canadians on behalf of Government of Canada programs and services that require a service delivery partner to meet their communication needs, which can include ongoing requirements, targeted campaigns and temporary needs in crisis situations. Canadians who require specialized or client-specific information on programs are connected or are directed to appropriate online resources, program call centres or in person resources. Government Affairs: Transparency and Accountability 17 17 17 .
Department of Employment and Social Development Government-Wide Service Excellence. Service Network Supporting Departments In-Person Points of Service . In-person points of service support the delivery of services and information for the Government of Canada. They provide information on how to self-serve; client authentication and identification; and services for clients who require one-on-one assistance. Canadians who require specialized or client-specific information for programs like Employment Insurance, the Canada Pension Plan or Old Age Security are directed to appropriate online resources and program call centres. Canadians have access to in-person points of service within reasonable distances from where they live through Service Canada Centres and scheduled outreach locations. Government Affairs: Transparency and Accountability 225 225 225 .
Department of Employment and Social Development Income security, access to opportunities and well-being for individuals, families and communities. Income Security Canada Disability Savings Program . Canadians with severe and prolonged disabilities often have low income and have to rely on family and others for support and care, leaving them financially vulnerable. The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) was introduced in 2008 to help people with disabilities achieve long-term financial security by providing a tool to encourage them and their families to save for the future. This program complements the RDSP by providing Canada Disability Savings Grants and Canada Disability Savings Bonds as additional supports to encourage savings. Canadian residents who have a Social Insurance Number and are eligible for the Disability Tax Credit can open an RDSP up until the end of the calendar year in which they turn 59, while grants and bonds can be paid up until the end of the calendar year in which they turn 49. Money paid to a beneficiary out of their RDSP will not affect their eligibility for federal benefits, such as the Canada Child Tax Benefit, the Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax Credit, Old Age Security and Employment Insurance. This program is enabled by the Income Tax Act, the Canada Disability Savings Act and associated Regulations.This program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Canada Disability Savings Program – Grants and Bonds. Economic Affairs: Employment and Income Security 24 24 24 .
Department of Employment and Social Development Income security, access to opportunities and well-being for individuals, families and communities. Income Security Canada Pension Plan . The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) is an income security plan that is funded by the contributions of employees, employers and self-employed persons as well as the revenue earned on CPP investments. The CPP covers virtually all employed and self-employed persons in Canada, excluding Quebec, which operates its own comprehensive plan, the Quebec Pension Plan. The CPP is a main pillar of Canada’s retirement income system. In addition, it provides monthly income benefits in the event of death of the contributor. There are over 5 million recipients of benefits. The CPP is a statutory program that is governed by the federal government and the provinces. It is enabled by the CPP legislation and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria in order to receive benefits. Service Canada’s delivery of CPP benefits involves: answering program queries through specialized call centres, the Internet and at in-person points of service; collecting and processing applications and issuing payments; monitoring of claims for accuracy; administering requests for reconsideration of a decision; client authentication and identification; and preventing, detecting and deterring fraud and abuse. Economic Affairs: Employment and Income Security 1497 1557 1001 .
Department of Employment and Social Development Income security, access to opportunities and well-being for individuals, families and communities. Income Security Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits . The Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPPD) benefit is designed to provide partial income replacement to eligible CPP contributors who are under age 65 with a severe and prolonged disability, as defined in the Canada Pension Plan legislation. There are two eligibility criteria for the CPPD program. First, applicants must have made contributions to the program in four of the last six years, with minimum levels of earnings in each of these years, or three of the last six years for those with 25 or more years of contributions. Second, they must demonstrate that their physical or mental disability prevents them from working regularly at any job that is substantially gainful, and that it is long term and of indefinite duration, or is likely to result in death. Children of CPPD beneficiaries are also eligible for a flat-rate monthly benefit up to the age of 18, or up to age 25 if attending school full-time. Service Canada’s delivery of CPPD benefits involves answering program queries through specialized call centres, the Internet and at in-person points of service; collecting and processing applications and issuing payments; monitoring of claims for accuracy; and administering requests for reconsideration of a decision. Economic Affairs: Employment and Income Security 1253 1265 1031 .
Department of Employment and Social Development Income security, access to opportunities and well-being for individuals, families and communities. Income Security National Child Benefit . This program has been eliminated and replaced by the Canada Child Benefit (CCB). Responsibility for the CCB has been transferred to the Canada Revenue Agency. Economic Affairs: Employment and Income Security 2 2 2 .
Department of Employment and Social Development Income security, access to opportunities and well-being for individuals, families and communities. Income Security Old Age Security . The Old Age Security (OAS) program is one of the cornerstones of Canada’s public pension system. The objective of the OAS program is to ensure a minimum base upon which individuals can add income from other sources such as the Canada Pension Plan or Quebec Pension Plan, employer-sponsored pension plans and personal registered retirement savings plans, as well as investments and personal savings, to address their particular financial circumstances. The OAS program provides benefits to all seniors aged 65 and over who meet the legal status and residence requirements and to eligible low-income near-seniors. The benefits under the OAS program include the basic monthly OAS pension to eligible seniors aged 65 and over; the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) for OAS pensioners with little or no income; as well as the income-tested Allowances for low-income individuals aged 60 to 64 who are the spouses or common-law partners of GIS recipients, or who are widows or widowers. Eligibility for OAS benefits is based on age, legal status and residence in Canada after the age of 18, and on income and marital status for the income-tested benefits targeted to low-income individuals. Service Canada’s delivery of OAS benefits involves: answering program queries through specialized call centres, the Internet and at in-person points of service; collecting and processing applications and issuing payments; monitoring of claims for accuracy; administering requests for reconsideration of a decision; client authentication and identification; and preventing, detecting and deterring fraud and abuse. This program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Old Age Security Pension; Guaranteed Income Supplement; and Allowances. Economic Affairs: Employment and Income Security 1730 1721 1580 .
Department of Employment and Social Development Income security, access to opportunities and well-being for individuals, families and communities. Social Development Enabling Accessibility Fund . People with disabilities often experience barriers to their full participation and inclusion in activities of everyday living. The objective of the Enabling Accessibility Fund is to improve accessibility, remove barriers and enable Canadians with disabilities to participate in and contribute to their community. The Fund supports capital costs of construction and renovations related to improving accessibility and safety for people with disabilities in Canadian communities and workplaces. Grants or contributions are provided to eligible recipients for capital cost projects that increase access for people with disabilities to their programs and services or create employment opportunities for people with disabilities. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Enabling Accessibility Fund. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 13 13 13 .
Department of Employment and Social Development Income security, access to opportunities and well-being for individuals, families and communities. Social Development Federal Income Support for Parents of Murdered or Missing Children . The Federal Income Support for Parents of Murdered or Missing Children is an income support grant available to eligible parents who have suffered a loss of income as a result of taking time away from work to cope with the death or disappearance of their child (or children) under the age of 18 as a result of a probable Criminal Code offence. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Federal Income Support for Parents of Murdered or Missing Children. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 11 11 11 .
Department of Employment and Social Development Income security, access to opportunities and well-being for individuals, families and communities. Social Development Homelessness Partnering Strategy . Homeless individuals and families can face a wide range of personal, financial and social challenges. Addressing these challenges in a sustainable manner requires the coordinated action of a number of partners including the federal government. The objective of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy is to support the implementation of effective, sustainable and community-based solutions to prevent and reduce homelessness across Canada. As a community-based strategy, it provides grant and contribution funding to communities and service providers across the country with a focus on the Housing First approach, providing access to permanent housing and supports to help clients remain housed. These services target individuals, families and Indigenous people who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless in major urban centres, rural communities and the North. Federal funding is prioritized based on input from Community Advisory Boards, in recognition that communities are best placed to identify their own unique homelessness-related needs. Complementary activities under the Strategy include promoting data development and collection; disseminating knowledge among communities, partners and stakeholders; and exploring innovative approaches to homelessness such as social enterprise. Grants to not-for-profit organizations, municipal governments, Band/tribal councils and other Indigenous organizations help communities more effectively address homelessness issues, and contributions to not-for-profit organizations, municipal governments, Band/tribal councils and other Indigenous organizations support activities to help alleviate and prevent homelessness across Canada. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Homelessness Partnering Strategy. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 150 133 26 .
Department of Employment and Social Development Income security, access to opportunities and well-being for individuals, families and communities. Social Development New Horizons for Seniors Program . The growth in the population of seniors in Canada is accelerating, with the total number of seniors projected to reach approximately 10 million by 2036. This presents both opportunities and risks for seniors and their communities. Empowering seniors, encouraging them to share their knowledge, skills and experience with others in the community, and enhancing seniors’ social well-being and community vitality are goals of the New Horizons for Seniors Program. This program provides grants and contributions funding for projects led or inspired by seniors who want to make a difference in the lives of others and in their communities. The program has five objectives: promoting volunteerism among seniors and other generations; engaging seniors in the community through mentoring of others; expanding awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse; supporting social participation and inclusion of seniors; and providing capital assistance for new and existing community projects and/or programs for seniors. Community-based projects are typically eligible to receive up to $25,000 in grant funding per project for up to one year. Pan-Canadian projects are eligible to receive up to $750,000 for up to three years in duration. In order to test elements of the Social Partnerships Agenda in the New Horizons for Seniors Program, pilot projects involving the leveraging of funds commenced in 2014–15 for a period of two years. This program is complemented by a range of policies, programs and services targeted at seniors such as the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security and the National Seniors Council. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: New Horizons for Seniors Program. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 54 54 54 .
Department of Employment and Social Development Income security, access to opportunities and well-being for individuals, families and communities. Social Development Social Development Partnerships Program Children and Families Children and families can face unique personal, social and economic pressures which challenge their ability to adapt and thrive. As a result, families may experience a diminished quality of life, with limited ability to participate in the workplace or to contribute to their communities. With the objective of supporting the creation of more responsive programs, services or tools to better serve the diverse needs of children and their families, particularly those living in disadvantaged circumstances, the Children and Families program makes strategic grant and contribution-based investments. Grant and contribution funding supports projects in the not-for-profit sector to meet the social needs and aspirations of children and families, and of other vulnerable populations. The program is moving towards a delivery model based on third-party intermediaries that have expertise on the ground in communities. Funding recipients are also encouraged to find new partners across the private and public sectors to complement federal money in order to maximize the effect of interventions on complex social issues at the community level. This component is also the source of funding for Official Language Minority Communities (OLMC), the Prime Minister’s Voluntary Awards, and the analysis and dissemination of the General Social Survey—Giving, Volunteering and Participating. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Social Development Partnerships Program. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 64 64 64 .
Department of Employment and Social Development Income security, access to opportunities and well-being for individuals, families and communities. Social Development Social Development Partnerships Program Disability Canadians with disabilities can face unique personal, social and economic pressures. As a result, they may experience a diminished quality of life, with limited ability to participate in the workplace or to contribute to their communities. With the objective of promoting the full participation of Canadians with disabilities in learning, work and community life by increasing the effectiveness of the not-for-profit sector, this program makes strategic grant and contributions-based investments. Funded projects support a wide range of community-based initiatives that address social issues and barriers that face persons with disabilities. Funding recipients are encouraged to find new partners across the private and public sectors to complement federal money in order to maximize the effect of interventions on complex social issues at the community level. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Social Development Partnerships Program. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 68 68 68 .
Department of Employment and Social Development Income security, access to opportunities and well-being for individuals, families and communities. Social Development Universal Child Care Benefit . This program has been eliminated and replaced by the Canada Child Benefit (CCB). Responsibility for the CCB has been transferred to the Canada Revenue Agency Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 4 4 4 .
Department of Employment and Social Development Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 4218 4049 4080 .
Department of Employment and Social Development Safe, fair and productive workplaces and cooperative workplace relations. Labour International Labour Affairs . This program seeks to protect Canadian workers and employers from unfair competition from other countries with poor labour standards or lax labour law enforcement. The program negotiates international labour standards that reflect Canadian values and oversees Canada’s participation in international labour forums. The program also promotes fundamental labour rights internationally to support equitable growth and social stability in developing countries, protect human rights and contribute to reducing the growing global divide between rich and poor. The program negotiates and implements international labour cooperation agreements and other frameworks and provides technical assistance to partner countries. Economic Affairs: Market integrity, regulation, and competition 34 34 34 .
Department of Employment and Social Development Safe, fair and productive workplaces and cooperative workplace relations. Labour Labour Relations . This program seeks to promote and sustain cooperative workplace relations in the federal jurisdiction (interprovincial transportation, post office and courier companies, telecommunications, banking, grain handling, nuclear facilities, federal Crown corporations, companies that have contracts with the federal government, Indigenous governments and certain Indigenous enterprises). The program provides mediation and conciliation services to assist employers and unions in achieving a collective agreement without resorting to a work stoppage. It seeks to support constructive labour management relations through preventive mediation services that identify opportunities for employers and unions to meet and discuss issues of mutual interest and to support new and innovative approaches to collective bargaining. This program also appoints arbitrators, adjudicators and referees for grievances under Part I of the Canada Labour Code, for unjust dismissal and wage recovery appeals under Part III of the Code and for appeals under the Wage Earner Protection Program Act. Economic Affairs: Market integrity, regulation, and competition 136 136 136 .
Department of Employment and Social Development Safe, fair and productive workplaces and cooperative workplace relations. Labour Labour Standards and Equity Labour Standards This program seeks to support fair and equitable workplaces through the administration and enforcement of labour standards (Part III of the Canada Labour Code) that define minimum conditions of employment in the federal jurisdiction. The program also develops educational materials to assist employers and workers in understanding their rights and obligations; provides advice to employers and workers who have questions about their rights and responsibilities; and engages in proactive inspections of employer records to verify compliance, while targeting those employers with a history of non compliance. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service contributes to the dispute resolution process when it becomes necessary to appoint adjudicators to hear unjust dismissal complaints and referees to hear wage recovery appeals under Part III of the Canada Labour Code. Economic Affairs: Market integrity, regulation, and competition 159 159 159 .
Department of Employment and Social Development Safe, fair and productive workplaces and cooperative workplace relations. Labour Labour Standards and Equity Wage Earner Protection Program This program is designed to reduce the economic insecurity of Canadian workers who are owed unpaid wages and vacation, termination and severance pay when their employer declares bankruptcy or becomes subject to receivership. Individuals can receive an amount up to four weeks’ maximum insurable earnings under the Employment Insurance Act. When eligible individuals receive payments under the Wage Earner Protection Program Act, they sign over their rights as creditors of the employer to the federal government to the extent of the Wage Earner Protection Program (WEPP) payment. Applicants who disagree with initial eligibility decision can request a review within 30 days of the initial decision and file a request for appeal within 60 days of the review decision. The appeals are handled by an independent adjudicator appointed by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. The federal government seeks recovery of the amounts as the creditor of the employer in the bankruptcy or receivership process. This program covers workers in all labour jurisdictions. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Wage Earner Protection Program. Economic Affairs: Market integrity, regulation, and competition 25 25 25 .
Department of Employment and Social Development Safe, fair and productive workplaces and cooperative workplace relations. Labour Labour Standards and Equity Workplace Equity This program helps to achieve equitable representation in workplaces by requiring federally regulated private-sector employers and federal contractors to identify and eliminate employment barriers for the four designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities) under the Employment Equity Act. It also seeks to prevent the emergence of future employment barriers and to foster a climate of equity in these organizations by enforcing the Employment Equity Act through mandatory employer reporting as well as engagement initiatives. The program administers the Legislated Employment Equity Program and the Federal Contractors Program in order to support the federal government’s objectives and policies on employment equity. Economic Affairs: Market integrity, regulation, and competition 14 14 14 .
Department of Employment and Social Development Safe, fair and productive workplaces and cooperative workplace relations. Labour Workplace Health and Safety Federal Workers’ Compensation This program oversees income maintenance, medical benefits, support of the return to work process and vocational rehabilitation services to workers in the federal public sector who sustain an occupational injury or illness. It also provides benefits to injured merchant seamen, survivors of employees slain on duty and inmates. The program ensures compliance with federal statutes through collaboration with federal departments and agencies, employees and provincial workers’ compensation boards. Shorter reporting times will result in earlier intervention and, subsequently, quicker returns to work, positively influencing worker productivity and social and financial costs. Economic Affairs: Market integrity, regulation, and competition 62 62 62 .
Department of Employment and Social Development Safe, fair and productive workplaces and cooperative workplace relations. Labour Workplace Health and Safety Occupational Health and Safety This program has the goal of reducing work-related accidents and illnesses in federal jurisdiction workplaces. It also develops and amends occupational health and safety legislation and regulations for federally regulated workplaces and the federal public service and produces tools to assist employers and employees in understanding their roles and responsibilities under the Canada Labour Code. The program develops and disseminates promotional material and advises employers on how to achieve compliance with the Canada Labour Code. It also conducts inspections and investigations, issues directions to employers to comply with the legislation and, if necessary, initiates prosecutions. Further, a grant is disbursed that supports federal workplace health and safety objectives linked to Part II of the Canada Labour Code. Economic Affairs: Market integrity, regulation, and competition 208 208 208 .
Department of Finance A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians. Economic and Fiscal Policy Framework Economic Development Policy . This Sub-program provides analysis, research and advice to ministers and senior officials so that they can make informed decisions on the fiscal and economic implications of sectoral and microeconomic policy issues, policies and programs. The Sub-program fulfills the challenge function of the Department of Finance Canada on sectoral and microeconomic policy issues by conducting policy analysis and research regarding the fiscal and economic implications of economic policies and proposals developed by other departments in areas such as the knowledge-based economy, business financing, defence, transportation, public infrastructure, environment, energy and resources, agriculture and fisheries. This Sub-program provides analysis, research and advice to the Minister of Finance and senior government officials in support of meetings of Cabinet and Cabinet committees, the annual budget and fiscal updates. The Sub-program also plays a lead role in advising the government on the management of its corporate assets. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 49 49 49 .
Department of Finance A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians. Economic and Fiscal Policy Framework Economic and Fiscal Policy, Planning and Forecasting . This Sub-program provides analysis, research and advice to ministers and senior government officials so that they can make informed decisions on the Government of Canada’s economic and fiscal agenda. The Sub-program analyzes the economic and fiscal position of Canada, the provinces and other countries; advises on the government’s economic policy framework, its budget planning framework, and policy priorities; monitors and prepares forecasts of Canada’s economic and fiscal position; plays a lead role in the management of the government’s fiscal framework; and provides analytical support on a wide range of economic and financial issues related to the government’s macroeconomic and structural policies. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 70 70 70 .
Department of Finance A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians. Economic and Fiscal Policy Framework Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy . This Sub-program designs fiscal arrangements between Canada and the provinces and territories, to facilitate the funding of shared priorities and to support the provision of reasonably comparable services at reasonably comparable tax rates across the country. The Sub-program prepares legislation and regulations on major transfers that fall under the responsibility of the Minister of Finance. This Sub-program also provides analysis, research and advice to ministers and senior government officials on the fiscal and economic implications of federal-provincial relations and social policies, programs and issues. The Sub-program fulfills the challenge function of the Department of Finance Canada by conducting policy analysis and research regarding the fiscal and economic implications of federal social policies and programs in the areas of health care, immigration, justice and public safety, Employment Insurance and pensions, post-secondary education, Aboriginal and cultural programs, and programs for seniors, persons with disabilities, veterans and youth. This Sub-program provides analysis, research and advice to the Minister of Finance and senior government officials in support of meetings of Cabinet and Cabinet committees, the annual budget, fiscal updates, and responsibilities for Employment Insurance and Canada Pension Plan legislation. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 55 55 55 .
Department of Finance A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians. Economic and Fiscal Policy Framework Financial Sector Policy . This Sub-program provides analysis, research and advice to ministers and senior government officials so that they can make informed decisions on matters that impact the Government of Canada’s financial sector policy agenda. The Sub-program ensures the overall stability, soundness, efficiency and competitiveness of Canada’s financial sector to support strong and sustainable economic growth. The Sub-program also provides analysis of Canada’s financial services sector and financial markets, and develops the legislative and regulatory frameworks for federally regulated financial institutions (banks, trust and loan companies, insurance companies and co-operative credit associations) and federally regulated pension plans. This Sub-program also plays a lead role in the federal strategy to combat money laundering and terrorist financing; in representing Canada at international forums; and in conducting Canada’s relations, and in negotiating Canada’s commitments, with foreign governments in the area of trade in financial services. The Sub-program works with provinces and territories to improve the capital markets regulatory system. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 76 76 76 .
Department of Finance A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians. Economic and Fiscal Policy Framework International Trade and Finance . This Sub program provides analysis, research and advice to ministers and senior government officials so that they can make informed decisions on the Government of Canada’s international trade and finance policy agenda. The Sub program develops and implements policies on trade and tariffs, international development assistance and finance, and global macroeconomic coordination in order to foster sustainable international and domestic economic growth. The Sub-program also manages the Department of Finance Canada’s participation in international financial institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank; regional multilateral development banks, such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; and international economic coordination groups, such as the G7, the G20 and the Asia- Pacific Economic Co operation forum. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 67 67 67 .
Department of Finance A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians. Economic and Fiscal Policy Framework Taxation . This Sub-program provides analysis, research, and advice to the Minister of Finance and the Minister of State (Finance) so that they can make informed decisions on the Government of Canada’s tax policy agenda. The Sub-program focuses on personal income tax, business income tax, sales and excise tax, and Aboriginal tax policy. To support the government’s tax policy agenda, senior departmental officials provide advice and recommendations on improving the competitiveness, efficiency, simplicity and fairness of the tax system while generating sufficient revenue to finance government programs and priorities. This Sub-program develops and evaluates federal taxation policies and legislation, and negotiates international tax treaties, tax information exchange agreements, and tax elements of comprehensive land claim and self-government agreements with Aboriginal governments. The Sub-program is also involved with international tax policy matters, federal provincial tax harmonization and coordination, federal-provincial tax collection and reciprocal taxation agreements, federal-Aboriginal Tax Administration Agreements, and tax policy research and evaluation. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 147 147 147 .
Department of Finance A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians. Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs Commitments to International Financial Organizations . This Sub-program ensures that certain commitments of the Government of Canada to international financial organizations are efficiently funded. The Sub-program administers the payments and capital subscriptions for Canada’s commitments to international financial institutions, such as the International Development Association of the World Bank, and other regional multilateral development banks, such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The Sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Payments to the International Development Association; Debt Payments on Behalf of Poor Countries to International Organizations Pursuant to section 18(1) of the Economic Recovery Act (stimulus); and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development for the Agriculture Advance Market Commitment (Bretton Woods and Related Agreements Act, section 8). Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs 1 1 1 .
Department of Finance A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians. Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs Fiscal Arrangements with Provinces and Territories . This Sub-program ensures that the Government of Canada’s fiscal arrangements with provinces and territories are efficiently managed. The Sub program administers transfer payments to provinces and territories in compliance with legislation and negotiated agreements. In addition, the Sub-program sometimes provides additional, time limited, targeted support to provinces and territories in areas of shared priorities. The Sub program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Fiscal Equalization (Part I—Federal Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act); Territorial Formula Financing (Part I.1—Federal Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act); Canada Health Transfer (Part V.1—Federal Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act); Canada Social Transfer (Part V.1—Federal Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act); Statutory Subsidies (Constitution Act, 1867; Constitution Act,1982, and other statutory authorities); Additional Fiscal Equalization to Nova Scotia (Part I—Federal Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act); Additional Fiscal Equalization Offset Payment to Nova Scotia (Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador Additional Fiscal Equalization Offset Payments Act); Youth Allowances Recovery (Federal Provincial Fiscal Revision Act, 1964); and Alternative Payments for Standing Programs (Part VI—Federal Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act). Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs 5 5 5 .
Department of Finance A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians. Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs Receipts from and payments to Individuals and Organizations . This Sub-program ensures that payments owed to and due from individuals and organizations are efficiently managed. The Sub-program administers payments in compliance with the agreed terms and conditions. The Sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Harbourfront Centre Funding Program (Vote 5). Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs 0 0 0 The Harbourfront Centre Funding Program was transferred to the Department of Canadian Heritage.
Department of Finance A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians. Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs Tax Collection and Administration Agreements . This Sub-program ensures that the Government of Canada’s tax collection and administration obligations and arrangements and other tax policy-related payments are efficiently managed. The Sub-program manages the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act, the First Nations Goods and Services Tax Act, and payments to provinces and territories and Aboriginal governments in compliance with the terms and conditions of Tax Collection Agreements, Tax Administration Agreements, and Comprehensive Integrated Tax Coordination Agreements. Payments relate to provincial and territorial personal income tax and corporate income tax, provincial revenue entitlements associated with the harmonized sales tax, and Aboriginal sales and income taxes. The Sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Incentive for Provinces to Eliminate Taxes on Capital (Part IV – Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act). Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs: Transfer and Taxation Payment Programs 5 5 5 .
Department of Finance A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians. Treasury and Financial Affairs Domestic Currency System . This Sub-program provides analysis, research and advice to ministers and senior government officials on the currency system, which involves the production of banknotes by the Bank of Canada and the circulation of coinage by the Royal Canadian Mint. The Sub-program ensures that the Government of Canada has a cost-effective, adequate and robust supply of domestic currency to meet the needs of the Canadian economy. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 4 4 4 .
Department of Finance A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians. Treasury and Financial Affairs Federal Debt Management . This Sub-program provides analysis, research and advice to ministers and senior government officials on the management of the federal debt. The government’s debt management program includes the payment of interest costs on existing debt instruments and the servicing costs for new borrowings. The Sub-program ensures that the Government of Canada can fund its financial requirements on a timely and effective basis. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 10 10 10 .
Department of Finance A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians. Treasury and Financial Affairs Major Federal-Backed Entities’ Borrowing . This Sub-program provides analysis, research and advice to ministers and senior government officials on the borrowing activities of major entities that are backed by the full faith and credit of the government such as Crown corporations and similar entities. The Sub-program ensures that major federal government backed entities receive timely and effective funding and that their borrowing is cost effective and compliant with the principles of prudent risk management. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 5 5 5 .
Department of Finance A strong economy and sound public finances for Canadians. Treasury and Financial Affairs Prudential Liquidity and Reserves Management . This Sub-program provides analysis, research and advice to ministers and senior government officials on the management of prudential liquidity and reserves. The Sub-program ensures that the Government of Canada can meet its liquidity needs on a timely and effective basis. The Sub-program safeguards the government’s ability to meet payment obligations in situations where normal access to funding markets may be disrupted, and promotes foreign currency liquidity and orderly conditions for the Canadian dollar in foreign exchange markets, if needed. Prudential liquidity and reserves management involves maintaining domestic cash deposits at the Bank of Canada and financial institutions, and acquiring and managing cash reserves, loans, investments and advances in the government’s Exchange Fund Account. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 9 9 9 .
Department of Finance Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 232 232 232 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Economically Prosperous Maritime Sectors and Fisheries. Aboriginal Strategies and Governance Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management . The Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management (AAROM) sub-program is a contribution funding program that assists Aboriginal groups to develop their capacity to more effectively participate in aquatic resource-related activities and in Fisheries and Oceans Canada and multi-stakeholder processes used for aquatic resources and oceans management. The sub-program provides funding to qualifying Aboriginal groups to form aquatic resource and oceans management organizations at the aggregate level and builds technical and scientific capacity required to effectively participate in decision-making and advisory processes. This sub-program increases the level of active Aboriginal participation in collaborative management of aquatic and ocean resources. Increased Aboriginal engagement in planning at the watershed or ecosystem level contributes to certainty, stability and predictability in fisheries management. Other objectives this sub-program achieves include encouraging the establishment of collaborative management structures and improving information-sharing among and between Aboriginal communities, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and other stakeholders. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 7.2 7.2 7.2 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Economically Prosperous Maritime Sectors and Fisheries. Aboriginal Strategies and Governance Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy . The Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy (AFS) sub-program is a contribution funding program that provides eligible Aboriginal groups with transfer payments via Comprehensive Fisheries Agreements and Project Funding Agreements for the effective management of the food, social and ceremonial fisheries in a manner consistent with the 1990 Supreme Court of Canada’s Sparrow decision. Fisheries Agreements often include communal fishing licences for Food, Social and Ceremonial and Commercial fishing issued under the Fisheries Act under the Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licences Regulations. AFS also includes the Allocation Transfer Program; which facilitates the voluntary retirement of commercial fishing licences and the issuance of communal licenses to eligible Aboriginal groups and includes providing funding for the purchase of equipment, such as vessels and gear necessary for Aboriginal groups to fish these licences. AFS applies where Fisheries and Oceans Canada manages the fishery and where land claims settlements have not already put in place a fisheries management framework. This sub-program provides a mechanism for Fisheries and Oceans Canada to address its obligations while promoting stable and orderly fisheries management for the benefit of all Canadians. Other broader objectives include providing Aboriginal groups with an opportunity to participate in the management of their fisheries; contributing to the economic self-sufficiency of Aboriginal communities; and providing a foundation for the development of treaties and self-government agreements. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 34.6 34.6 34.6 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Economically Prosperous Maritime Sectors and Fisheries. Aboriginal Strategies and Governance Strategies and Governance . The Strategies and Governance sub-program is responsible for treaty and non-treaty fisheries negotiations and provides departmental policy development and advice on Aboriginal related fisheries issues, such as: aquatic resource allocation, fisheries and oceans governance, habitat protection provisions, oceans, etc. This sub-program also provides advice on modern treaty fisheries obligations implementation and the monitoring of such departmental obligations in those final agreements. This sub-program works closely with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada to ensure fisheries elements of negotiated agreements advance sustainable aquatic ecosystems and support safe and secure Canadian waters while fostering economic prosperity across maritime sectors and fisheries. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Treaty Related Measures. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 63.4 63.4 63.4 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Economically Prosperous Maritime Sectors and Fisheries. Aquatic Animal Health . . In collaboration with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the Department co-delivers Canada’s National Aquatic Animal Health Program (NAAHP). The objective of the program is to protect against the introduction or spread of serious infectious diseases of national and international importance, in both wild and cultured aquatic animals. This protection is critical to safeguarding the health of Canada’s aquatic resources and both Canada’s domestic and export markets for fish and seafood products. In doing so, NAAHP provides greater economic stability and potential for growth of the industries and regions that depend on these resources. The Department provides the scientific advice, diagnostic testing and research which inform the certification of aquatic animal health status and support the delivery of federal responsibilities under the Health of Animals Act and the Fisheries Act. The program also supports the delivery of other Fisheries and Oceans Canada programs, such as the Salmon Enhancement Program, Biotechnology and Genomics, and the Sustainable Aquaculture Science Program. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 51 51 51 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Economically Prosperous Maritime Sectors and Fisheries. Biotechnology and Genomics . . The Department is responsible for developing the knowledge that is required for the regulation and risk assessment of fish products derived from innovations in biotechnology and genomics. Biotechnology and genomics can provide leading-edge techniques and strategies for the sustainable development of aquatic resources. The Department’s use of these tools improves Canada’s ability to protect species at risk, manage the opening and closing of fisheries, prosecute poachers, improve aquaculture practices, control disease outbreaks, and remediate contaminated sites. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 22.7 22.7 22.7 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Economically Prosperous Maritime Sectors and Fisheries. Climate Change Adaptation Program . . Fisheries and Oceans Canada contributes to the growth and sustainability of numerous maritime sectors and has infrastructure assets in the billions of dollars. It needs to have the capacity to adjust its decisions and activities based on the impact of climate change. The Climate Change Adaptation Program assesses risk, develops science knowledge and adaptation tools, which facilitate the integration of climate change considerations and adaptive management strategies into its decision making. Whether it is managing the fisheries resource, small craft harbours, or marine navigation, decision making must take into account climate change to ensure that Canada continues to benefit socially and economically from its oceans and inland waters. This program is one element of a much larger horizontal program which includes nine federal departments, including Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and the Public Health Agency of Canada. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 8 0 0 The decrease is mainly due to the sunsetting of funding for the program
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Economically Prosperous Maritime Sectors and Fisheries. Integrated Fisheries Management Commercial Fisheries . The Commercial Fisheries Program is managed in partnership with its stakeholders. It relies on scientific assessments and is dependent on consultative processes to develop and review policies, procedures and regulations and to ensure that the fisheries governance regime is accountable, predictable and transparent. In collaboration with its stakeholders, the program develops and uses management tools such as licences, quotas, trap limits, escapements and bycatch. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 910 1004.8 1007.7 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Economically Prosperous Maritime Sectors and Fisheries. Integrated Fisheries Management Recreational Fisheries . Recreational fishing is an important contributor to many local Canadian economies. The Recreational Fisheries program focuses on partnerships, citizen-engagement and community stewardship, and promotes public awareness of conservation and sustainable use of the fisheries resource. It also ensures that all stakeholders are engaged in the decision-making process and that allocation decisions made in the Integrated Fisheries Management Plans reflect the interests of the recreational fishery. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 17 17 17 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Economically Prosperous Maritime Sectors and Fisheries. International Engagement . . The International Engagement program ensures access for Canadians to fish resources managed internationally, promotes sustainable fisheries management and healthy global marine ecosystems, and contributes to a stable international trade regime for Canadian fish and seafood products. The program advances its goals via multilateral and bilateral engagements, and coordinated strategies with international partners. International Affairs: International Trade and Investment 44.1 42.9 42.6 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Economically Prosperous Maritime Sectors and Fisheries. Marine Navigation . . The Canadian Coast Guard Marine Navigation program provides Canadian and international commercial marine transportation sectors, fishers, and pleasure craft operators with information and services to facilitate the safe, economical and efficient movement of ships. Program services include providing survey and forecast information on commercial channels to identify water depth, restrictions, or hazards to navigation; dredging services; marine structures to maintain certain ship channel waterways; aids to navigation, for example short-range marine aids such as buoys, fixed aids to navigation, the Differential Global Positioning System, and information to mariners; assistance to vessels stuck in ice; maintaining tracks through ice-infested channels; breaking out ice in commercial and fishing harbours; providing ice routing advice and information and escorting ships in ice-covered waters; and monitoring and breaking up ice jams to prevent flooding on the St. Lawrence River. Program services also contribute to the development of the Arctic by transporting goods and supplies to northern communities and by maintaining a visible Canadian marine presence in the North. The program is delivered in coordination with the Coast Guard’s Fleet Operational Readiness and Shore-based Asset Readiness programs, Canadian Hydrographic Services, Public Works and Government Services Canada, and Environment Canada. The program’s legal basis derives from the Constitution Act, 1867; the Oceans Act; and the Canada Shipping Act, 2001. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 247 228 228 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Economically Prosperous Maritime Sectors and Fisheries. Salmonid Enhancement Program Salmonid Enhancement Contribution Programs . Salmonid Enhancement Contribution Programs provide funding for community-based salmon and fish habitat projects. The Department has established contribution arrangements to support long-term collaboration with the Pacific Salmon Foundation and the T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation. Contribution funding for these foundations is offset by the revenues generated from the Pacific Salmon Conservation stamp and the Commercial Conservation surcharge on Fisher Registration Cards. The Pacific Salmon Foundation uses the contribution funding received from the Department to support community-based salmon and fish habitat projects that conserve, restore and enhance Pacific salmon. The Pacific Salmon Foundation does this in partnership with communities, other governments, First Nation representatives and non-profit organizations. The T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation directly undertakes projects to protect and conserve fish and fish habitat. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Contribution to the Pacific Salmon Foundation. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 0 0 0 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Economically Prosperous Maritime Sectors and Fisheries. Salmonid Enhancement Program Salmonid Enhancement Operations . Salmonid Enhancement Operations produce Pacific salmon at enhancement facilities, restore habitats, and undertake projects that include citizen participation in fisheries and watershed stewardship activities. Enhancement facilities include hatcheries and spawning channels producing salmon. Enhanced salmon enable economic, social and cultural harvest opportunities for commercial, recreational and First Nations harvesters, support vulnerable stock rebuilding and contribute to Canada’s stock assessment commitments under the Pacific Salmon Treaty with the United States. Opportunities for citizen participation in fisheries and watershed stewardship, habitat restoration and salmon enhancement projects involve: the public, First Nations, as well as other government and corporate partners. Projects with community partners include stewardship activities and the development of integrated local and area watershed plans. Salmonid Enhancement Operations also support school education and public awareness projects. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 199.1 199.1 199.1 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Economically Prosperous Maritime Sectors and Fisheries. Small Craft Harbours . . Under the authority of the Fishing and Recreational Harbours Act and its regulations, the Small Craft Harbours program operates and maintains a national network of harbours in support of the principal and evolving needs of the commercial fishing industry and the broader interests of coastal communities. Investment in small craft harbour infrastructure supports the economic prosperity of Canada’s fisheries and maritime sectors and contributes to public safety. The Small Craft Harbours program focuses its resources on keeping fishing harbours that are critical to the commercial fishing industry in good repair. The program is delivered in cooperation with Harbour Authorities, local not-for-profit organizations representing the interests of both commercial fish harvesters and the broader community, who manage the harbours under lease agreements with Fisheries and Oceans Canada. In line with the program’s mandate to support the commercial fishing industry, low activity fishing harbours and recreational harbours are divested to third parties. The Small Craft Harbours program is funded through an annual appropriation which includes two transfer payment programs: the Small Craft Harbours Class Grant Program and the Small Craft Harbours Class Contribution Program. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 189 164 164 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Economically Prosperous Maritime Sectors and Fisheries. Sustainable Aquaculture Program Aquaculture Management . The Aquaculture Management sub-program’s objective is to enhance the Department’s aquaculture management regime, using a range of regulations, policies, and public reporting to implement its regulatory mandate for the sector. In doing so, efforts are made to improve current regulations and policies as well as develop new ones, which are streamlined and coherent across federal and provincial/territorial regimes while ensuring protection of the aquatic environment. These activities are supported by public reporting on the management of the sector and its economic and environmental performance. Delivery of this sub-program is aligned with Canada’s international obligations and ensures that domestic regulatory responsibilities are consistent with international commitments to sustainable aquaculture management. The Department, in partnership with other government departments, supports Aboriginal communities interested in aquaculture and helps them develop viable aquaculture business plans and establish businesses that bring long-term sustainable economic benefit to their communities. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 63.6 63.6 63.6 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Economically Prosperous Maritime Sectors and Fisheries. Sustainable Aquaculture Program British Columbia Aquaculture Regulatory Program . The objective of this sub-program is to effectively manage, administer and regulate aquaculture in British Columbia and govern the aquaculture industry activities, including finfish, shellfish and freshwater or land-based operations. The British Columbia Aquaculture Regulatory Program (BCARP) is implemented under the Pacific Aquaculture Regulations under the Fisheries Act. Specific BCARP areas of responsibility include: site licensing, introductions and transfers licensing, conditions of licence, environmental and fish health management, compliance and enforcement, consultations and engagement, and public reporting. BCARP ultimately ensures that aquaculture activities in the province are sustainable. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 35 35 35 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Economically Prosperous Maritime Sectors and Fisheries. Sustainable Aquaculture Program Sustainable Aquaculture Science Program . The objectives of the Sustainable Aquaculture Science Program are to provide a strong science base to underpin regulatory, policy, and program decision making, thereby increasing the stability and soundness of aquaculture related decisions. Additionally, through collaborative research with the aquaculture industry, the Sustainable Aquaculture Science Program helps to improve the sustainability of the industry, facilitate technology transfer and knowledge mobilization, and increase the scientific capacity of the Canadian aquaculture industry. Science for decision making contributes to transparency and public confidence. The key activities to achieve these objectives will include: (1) implementing a formal scientific risk assessment framework and the provision of scientifically peer reviewed risk assessments and associated advice for key aquaculture environment interactions, including fish health; (2) conducting targeted regulatory research in areas such as fish pest and pathogen interactions, cumulative effects, ecosystem management and interactions with wild populations; (3) providing scientific advice on the development of national standards, the development and implementation of indicators and area based options for addressing overlapping management considerations; and (4) conducting collaborative research to enhance environmental performance and to optimize cultured fish health. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 105.5 96.5 96.5 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Economically Prosperous Maritime Sectors and Fisheries. Territorial Delineation . . The definition and description of Canada’s maritime boundaries is reliant on hydrographic data and nautical geodetic expertise. Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Canadian Hydrographic Service and Oceanographic Services (CHS-OS) is responsible for the provision of hydrographic and nautical data and nautical geodetic expertise. The program’s technical experts define the geographic positions for all Canadian offshore maritime limits and boundaries and provide the nautical geodetic evidence to resolve boundary disputes (e. g. , Beaufort Sea, Hans Island) and prosecutions related to the violation of international maritime law (e. g. , foreign fishing), as well as other infractions in Canadian waters. Through the international recognition of these limits and boundaries, Canada is able to assert its sovereign rights to resources, and to secure its maritime boundaries. Canada ratified the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and in 2013 submitted evidence to the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (the Commission) in support of the establishment of the outer limits of Canada’s continental shelf beyond the current 200 nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zone. Canada also submitted a preliminary report indicating that an Arctic submission would be forthcoming after further data collection. The Department works closely in this endeavour with Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada and Natural Resources Canada to prepare the second submission to present and defend Canada’s evidence submission to the Commission. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 10.4 10.4 10.4 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 1791.2 1767.7 1768.4 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Safe and Secure Waters. Canadian Coast Guard College . . The Canadian Coast Guard College, the Coast Guard’s national, bilingual, degree-conferring training institution, educates the marine professionals necessary to deliver programs in support of Coast Guard’s mission and mandate in marine safety, security, and environmental protection. Coast Guard’s Fleet Operational Readiness, Shore-Based Asset Readiness, Marine Communications and Traffic Services, Search and Rescue, and Environmental Response programs are integral contributors to the delivery of this program. The legal basis for this program is found in the Constitution Act, 1867, and the Oceans Act. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 290 290 290 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Safe and Secure Waters. Fleet Operational Readiness Fleet Maintenance . The Canadian Coast Guard’s Fleet Maintenance sub-program ensures that Canadian Coast Guard’s vessels, air cushioned vehicles, helicopters and small craft are available and reliable for the delivery of Canadian Coast Guard programs. The Fleet Maintenance program ensures the availability and reliability of these assets through life cycle investment planning, engineering, maintenance, and disposal services. The Canadian Coast Guard College is an important contributor to the delivery of this program in its provision of technical training. The sub-program is delivered in coordination with Public Works and Government Services Canada. Activities associated with Fleet Maintenance are guided by a number of international and national trade agreements, legal instruments such as the Financial Administration Act and Government Contract Regulations, as well as policies, directives, and guidelines provided by Treasury Board, Treasury Board Secretariat, Industry Canada and Public Works and Government Services Canada. The legal basis for building fleet capability is found in the Constitution Act, 1867 and the Oceans Act. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 187 187 187 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Safe and Secure Waters. Fleet Operational Readiness Fleet Operational Capability . The Canadian Coast Guard’s Fleet Operational Capability program includes fleet operations, fleet management and the staffing of fleet personnel. The program ensures that certified professionals safely operate vessels, air cushion vehicles, helicopters, and small craft and are ready to respond to on-water and marine related needs. The Canadian Coast Guard College is an important contributor to this program. The program is guided by a number of international conventions and domestic marine-related regulations. For example, the Coast Guard Fleet’s Safety and Security Management System is modeled after the International Ship Management Code (as ratified by Canada as a member of the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization), the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code, and the International Labour Code (applicable to Seafarers). The System design is also influenced by the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution by Ships, the findings of Transportation Safety Board Marine Investigation Reports, the internal safety investigations, the occupational safety and health regulations, and the Canada Shipping Act 2001 regulations governing certification of seafarers, the inspection of vessels, the marine equipment requirements, and other operational regulatory aspects. The legal basis for this program is found in the Constitution Act, 1867 and the Oceans Act. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 2555 2555 2555 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Safe and Secure Waters. Fleet Operational Readiness Fleet Procurement . The Canadian Coast Guard’s Fleet Procurement sub-program plans, manages, verifies, and accepts the design and construction of new large and small vessels, air cushioned vehicles, helicopters, and small craft to support the operational requirements identified in the Fleet Renewal Plan and the Integrated Investment Plan. The program provides project management support to ensure effective and efficient project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement. The program is coordinated with Public Works and Government Services Canada. Activities associated with fleet procurement are guided by a number of international and national trade agreements; legal instruments such as the Financial Administration Act and Government Contract Regulations; and policies, directives, and guidelines provided by Treasury Board, Industry Canada, and Public Works and Government Services Canada. The legal basis for building fleet capability is found in the Constitution Act, 1867 and the Oceans Act. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 81 81 81 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Safe and Secure Waters. Hydrographic Products and Services . . The safe use of Canadian waterways requires knowledge of the physical limitations to navigation. The Canadian Hydrographic Service contributes to safety on Canadian waterways by undertaking hydrographic surveys from primarily Canadian Coast Guard vessels to measure, describe, and chart the physical features of Canada’s oceans and navigable inland waters. As Canada’s hydrographic authority, the Canadian Hydrographic Service uses these data to produce up-to-date, timely and accurate nautical charts and publications in support of domestic and international marine transportation in accordance with the requirements of the Canada Shipping Act 2001 and the International Maritime Organization’s Safety of Life At Sea Convention. In addition to supporting Safe and Secure Waters strategic objectives, hydrographic information is used in a number of research and development applications in engineering, ocean research, maritime security, marine navigation, ocean management, ecosystem science and the renewable and non-renewable energy sectors. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 254.3 254.7 258.6 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Safe and Secure Waters. Marine Communications and Traffic Services . . The Marine Communications and Traffic Services program is delivered by the Canadian Coast Guard. The safety of mariners and marine environmental protection in Canadian waters depend on the efficient and timely communication of information. The program ensures a reliable communication system is available 24 hours a day to contribute to the safety of life at sea, the protection of the marine environment, and the safe and efficient navigation in Canadian waterways. Services include marine distress and general radio communications, broadcasting maritime safety information, screening vessels entering Canadian waters, regulating vessel traffic in selected Canadian waters, providing marine information to other federal departments and agencies, and providing a public correspondence radiotelephone service in areas where mariners don’t have access to public telephone systems. The Shore-Based Asset Readiness and Canadian Coast Guard College programs are integral contributors to this program. The legal basis for the program derives from the Constitution Act, 1867, the Oceans Act, and the Canada Shipping Act, 2001. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 348 348 348 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Safe and Secure Waters. Maritime Security . . The Canadian Coast Guard’s Maritime Security Program supports the work of federal departments and agencies with maritime and national security mandates, including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Canadian Forces, the Canada Border Services Agency, Public Safety Canada, and Transport Canada, by sharing maritime expertise and information and lending vessel support. Fleet Operational Readiness, Marine Communications and Traffic Services, as well as Shore-Based Asset Readiness programs are integral contributors to the delivery of the Maritime Security Program. The program is delivered in coordination with the Department’s Compliance and Enforcement program. The legal basis for the support of other federal departments or agencies is found primarily in the Oceans Act. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 60 60 60 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Safe and Secure Waters. Ocean Forecasting . . As a maritime nation bordered by three oceans, Canada has an obligation to understand ocean processes and their influence on our environment, ecosystems, and coastal communities. To this end, the Department conducts research, long-term monitoring of key ocean parameters (temperature, sea level, nutrients, tides, salinity, etc. ) and manages the resulting data to ensure integrity and accessibility. In turn, the generation of new knowledge allows the Department to provide advice, products and services that support ecosystem management decisions, adaptation to climatic change, emergency preparedness (e. g. tsunami warnings, storm surges), search and rescue, the mitigation of oil spills, and at-sea operations such as fisheries and offshore energy exploration. Clients of the program include the Canadian Coast Guard, other federal government departments and agencies (e. g. , Environment Canada, Department of National Defence, Transport Canada, Public Safety Canada), various maritime industries (e. g. , commercial shipping, off-shore energy exploration, commercial fishing), the Canadian and international marine science community and Canadians. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 104.8 104.8 103.8 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Safe and Secure Waters. Search and Rescue Services Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary . The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary is organized into federally incorporated, not-for-profit volunteer corporations. The Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada maintains a formal contribution agreement with each Auxiliary corporation for related eligible costs. The corporations are separate legal entities from the Government of Canada and work closely with the Canadian Coast Guard. The majority of Auxiliary members are commercial fishers and pleasure boaters who donate their time and vessels to assist the Coast Guard with the Search and Rescue Services program. Other members are volunteers from local communities who crew community-based dedicated response vessels 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Auxiliary has approximately 4,000 members and access to approximately 1,100 vessels. The local knowledge, maritime experience, seafaring talents, and professional conduct of the members make them one of Canada’s greatest maritime assets. Authority for this contribution program is by Cabinet Directive. This program uses funding from the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Contribution Program and is delivered in coordination with Coast Guard’s Search and Rescue Services and Marine Communications and Traffic Services. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 0 0 0 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Safe and Secure Waters. Search and Rescue Services Search and Rescue Coordination and Response . The Canadian Coast Guard’s Search and Rescue Coordination and Response program ensures that people caught in on-water distress situations have access to assistance. The program coordinates and delivers on-water response to maritime search and rescue cases, assists the Department of National Defence in response to aeronautical and humanitarian cases; provides search and rescue response capacity; and manages partnerships essential for the efficient coordination of activities. Through communication, coordination and delivery of maritime search and rescue response, the program increases the chances of rescue for people caught in dangerous on-water situations. The Fleet Operational Readiness and Marine Communications and Traffic Services programs are integral contributors to the delivery of this program. The legal basis for the program derives from the Constitution Act, 1867, the Oceans Act, and the Canada Shipping Act, 2001. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 150 150 150 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Safe and Secure Waters. Shore-Based Asset Readiness . . The Canadian Coast Guard Shore-Based Asset Readiness program ensures that the Canadian Coast Guard’s non-fleet assets are available and reliable for delivery of Canadian Coast Guard programs. These non-fleet assets include both fixed and floating aids, such as visual aids (e. g. buoys); aural aids (e. g. , fog horns); radar aids (e. g. , reflectors and beacons); and long-range marine aids, such as the Differential Global Positioning System; as well as electronic communication, navigation systems, and over 300 radio towers. The Shore-Based Asset Readiness program ensures the availability and reliability of these assets through life cycle investment planning, engineering, acquisition, maintenance, and disposal services. The Canadian Coast Guard College is an important contributor to the delivery of this program in its provision of technical training. This program is delivered in coordination with Public Works and Government Services Canada. Activities associated with the life-cycle asset management of Canadian Coast Guard shore-based assets are legislated and guided by the Financial Administration Act and Government Contract Regulations, as well as policies, directives, and guidelines provided by Treasury Board, Treasury Board Secretariat, Industry Canada, and Public Works and Government Services Canada. The legal basis for this program is found in the Constitution Act, 1867, and the Oceans Act. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 743 692 692 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Sustainable Aquatic Ecosystems. Compliance and Enforcement Enforcement Operations . Enforcement Operations comprises a variety of compliance and enforcement tools to detect and deter illegal activities. Education and Shared Stewardship promotes compliance, through education, promotional campaigns, and engagement of partners and stakeholders. Educational activities raise awareness and understanding and result in a more informed public and encourage resource users to comply with regulatory requirements. Fisheries monitoring and audit activities provide an oversight function to determine participants’ compliance with legislation, regulations and management measures. The program uses land, water and air-based surveillance along with modern technology such as vessel monitoring systems, video monitoring and satellite surveillance to detect illegal activities. Major Cases and Special Investigations focus on solving high-risk, complex compliance issues that pose significant threat to the sustainability of Canada’s aquatic resources and cannot be addressed through education or, regular monitoring, and control and surveillance activities. Special investigative techniques, including covert operations, technical surveillance, and information technology forensics are used in countering illegal fishing activities. The program is supported by third-party services (guardian, at-sea observer and dockside monitoring programs), and partnerships and joint operations with police and other enforcement agencies. The public assists by reporting violations through “Observe, Record, Report” programs. To deter illegal activities, enforcement interventions may include warnings, seizures, arrests, directions, orders, diversions, tickets, charges and prosecutions. This program meets domestic and international commitments to address illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing; and to protect habitat and species at risk, contributing to sustainable aquatic ecosystems, supporting legitimate economic activities, and protecting consumers from illegally harvested fisheries products. Economic Affairs: Environment 596.5 597.1 594.8 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Sustainable Aquatic Ecosystems. Compliance and Enforcement National Fisheries Intelligence Service . The National Fisheries Intelligence Service collects and analyzes all-source information and produces intelligence reports to facilitate knowledgeable and informed decision-making. This program provides advice about aspects of operations to decision-makers. As the Compliance and Enforcement program evolves to an intelligence-led organization, accurate intelligence gathering and an ability to establish priorities and action plans will control, reduce and mitigate threats and risks. Establishing an intelligence model as a core business practice within the Compliance and Enforcement program will shift its resources from crisis response to strategically focussing on areas of greatest risk and ensure maximum program effectiveness. Economic Affairs: Environment 61 61 61 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Sustainable Aquatic Ecosystems. Compliance and Enforcement Program and Operational Readiness . Program and Operational Readiness develops and supports a skilled, equipped, well-informed, safe and effective workforce. Strategic planning, integrated risk assessments, periodic reviews and audits are carried out to identify operational priorities and to ensure the right balance of tools and approaches are used to achieve the program objectives. Acquisition and management of equipment, vehicles, and vessels is necessary to ensure a well-equipped and effective workforce. Program and Operational Readiness ensures a well-trained workforce through the Fishery Officer Career Progression Program and the coordination of specialized enforcement and intelligence training throughout the Compliance and Enforcement program including annual recertification requirements of Fishery Officers as needed. It also ensures rigorous management of data as well as information collection and analysis through the development and maintenance of information management systems notably the Departmental Violation System. Finally, systems for collecting and analyzing information also support strategic planning, priority setting and performance management of the Compliance and Enforcement program overall. Economic Affairs: Environment 80.4 84.5 85.5 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Sustainable Aquatic Ecosystems. Environmental Response Services . . The Canadian Coast Guard is the lead federal agency for ensuring an appropriate response to all ship-source and unknown mystery pollution spills in Canadian waters and waters under international agreements. The Environmental Response Services program minimizes the environmental, economic, and public safety impacts of marine pollution incidents. Through the program, the Canadian Coast Guard establishes an appropriate and nationally consistent level of preparedness and response services in Canadian waters; monitors and investigates all reports of marine pollution in Canada in conjunction with other federal departments; and maintains communications with the program’s partners, including Transport Canada and Environment Canada, to ensure a consistent coordinated approach to the response to marine pollution incidents. The Coast Guard’s Fleet Operational Readiness program contributes to the delivery of this program. The program is delivered in coordination with other federal departments for surveillance information and scientific advice and with ship owners and commercial Response Organizations to support response efforts. The program’s legal basis derives from the Oceans Act, the Canada Shipping Act, 2001, and the Constitution Act, 1867. Economic Affairs: Environment 93 93 93 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Sustainable Aquatic Ecosystems. Fisheries Protection Aquatic Invasive Species . The Aquatic Invasive Species program aims to prevent the introduction of aquatic invasive species (AIS) into Canadian waters, to manage selected existing population of AIS and to provide fisheries managers with information and tools to address AIS. Activities performed by the program include: early detection, response, and management of AIS and the administration of the Aquatic Invasive Species Regulations. The program works with federal, provincial and territorial partners to coordinate AIS issues and to administer and enforce AIS legislation. The program also works with government authorities in Canada and the United States and with non-governmental organizations to manage the threat of AIS through ongoing scientific studies (e.g. research on pathways of invasion, methodologies to detect new invasions), risk assessments and control measures. Information related to AIS, their prevention and management is provided to Canadians. Economic Affairs: Environment 73.8 72.8 72.8 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Sustainable Aquatic Ecosystems. Fisheries Protection Partnerships and Regulatory Arrangements . Sustainability and ongoing productivity of commercial, recreational and Aboriginal fisheries is best achieved when partners and stakeholders with a common interest work together to conserve and protect fish and fish habitat. The Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program (RFCPP) forms a key component of the Fisheries Protection Program. This contribution program encourages a partnership-based approach and provides funding to recreational fishing/angling and conservation groups undertaking fish habitat restoration activities, thereby supporting a common long term goal of enhancing the sustainability and ongoing productivity of Canada’s recreational fisheries. With government, recreational fishing/angling groups, conservations groups and other partners working together toward common goals, tangible progress can be made. To help meet that potential, the RFCPP supports multi-partner projects at the local level enabling proponents to manage and execute projects that restore compromised and/or threatened recreational fisheries habitat. Economic Affairs: Environment 19.4 19.4 19.4 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Sustainable Aquatic Ecosystems. Fisheries Protection Regulatory Reviews, Standards and Guidelines . TAs part of its core business, the Fisheries Protection Program is responsible for the direct administration of the fisheries protection provisions of the Fisheries Act including the establishment of guidelines and regulations. It is also responsible for the administration of certain provisions of the Species at Risk Act, and has specific legislative responsibilities in relation to federal environmental assessment regimes including, among others, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, and regimes in the territories and under land claims agreements. The program is responsible for meeting the duty to consult, and where appropriate, accommodate in relation to its authorizations and potential impacts on Aboriginal and Treaty rights. The program undertakes the review and authorization of proposed works, undertakings and activities (projects) that may affect fish and fish habitat. The program provides advice to proponents to enable them to avoid and mitigate the effects of projects on fish and fish habitat. When harm cannot be avoided, the program ensures compliance with the Fisheries Act and the Species at Risk Act by issuing authorizations and permits when appropriate, with conditions for offsetting, monitoring, and reporting. Economic Affairs: Environment 341.1 341.1 342.6 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Sustainable Aquatic Ecosystems. Oceans Management . . The Oceans Management program takes an integrated and evidence based approach to managing oceans issues and collaborates with other federal departments, other levels of government, Aboriginal groups, and stakeholders. Building on a foundation of science, the program addresses a number of challenges facing Canada’s oceans, such as oceans health, marine habitat loss, declining biodiversity and growing demands for access to ocean space and resources. The program gathers, disseminates and considers information on ecological, social and economic impacts to ensure the protection, conservation and sustainable use of Canada’s oceans. The legal basis for the program derives from the Oceans Act along with Canada’s Oceans Strategy which provides the Department with a framework for managing estuarine, coastal and marine ecosystems. Economic Affairs: Environment 336.1 337.6 331.6 .
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Sustainable Aquatic Ecosystems. Species at Risk . . The Species at Risk Act is the federal legislative tool for protecting listed wildlife species at risk. It establishes a process for conducting scientific assessments of the status of wildlife species, by an arm’s length organization, and for listing species addressed as extirpated, endangered, threatened and of special concern. The Species at Risk Act also includes provisions for the protection, recovery and conservation of listed wildlife species and their critical habitats and residences. The Minister of Fisheries and Oceans is the competent Minister for all aquatic species at risk in Canada (except those in, or on federal lands administered by Parks Canada). The program is managed according to key principles in the Act, such as stewardship, engagement, consultation, cooperation, compliance, and enforcement. The program is informed by scientific research, social and economic research, and stakeholder and community views. This information then supports the assessment and listing of species; the recovery and protection of listed species at risk through recovery strategies, action plans and management plans; the identification and protection of species’ critical habitats; the implementation of recovery measures; and reporting on progress. The Species at Risk Program helps improve the ecological integrity of aquatic ecosystems so that they remain healthy and productive for future generations of Canadians. Economic Affairs: Environment 133.3 118.2 118.2 .
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canadians are satisfied with commercial, consular and passport services. Consular Services and Emergency Management Consular Assistance for Canadians . The Consular Assistance for Canadians sub-program provides Canadians travelling abroad with timely and accurate travel information on travelling safely and with assistance related to routine and emergency consular situations outside Canada. It prepares Canadians for international travel through the provision of accurate, up-to-date information, including information on safety and security, local laws and customs, entry requirements, health conditions and other important travel issues. It supports outreach to the Canadian public and travel industry to make target groups aware that the department provides information allowing Canadians to make responsible decisions about travel to foreign countries. This sub-program provides Canadians abroad with assistance with routine requests for consular assistance (including proof of citizenship or passport replacement) as well as 24 hours a day, seven days a week emergency consular assistance in handling a wide variety of situations (including medical emergencies, death, arrest or incarceration). The sub-program enhances consular support for children and their family to deal with distress situations abroad such as child abduction cases and other complex international family issues. It also enables Canadians convicted abroad to access Transfer of Offenders Treaties and provides specialized services (authentication of Canadian documents, taking of oaths) for use by Canadian citizens abroad. International Affairs: International Engagement 387 387 387 .
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canadians are satisfied with commercial, consular and passport services. Consular Services and Emergency Management Emergency Preparedness and Response . The Emergency Preparedness and Response sub-program ensures that Canadians abroad receive timely and appropriate emergency consular services, and maintains a whole-of-government capacity to respond to emergencies affecting Canadians and Canadian missions abroad in a timely and coordinated manner. Through the Emergency Watch and Response Centre, the Regional Emergency Management Offices and Canadian missions abroad, it supports continuous monitoring of international events and the coherence and coordination of Canada’s response to emergencies affecting Canadians abroad. It also supports the development of emergency plans, training, exercises, standard policies and procedures, and information management tools such as the consular case management tool, emergency planning software and a crisis information portal. It maintains the Registry of Canadians Abroad to facilitate timely communication with Canadians abroad during emergencies and provides immediate crisis response, including emergency assistance to affected Canadians. International Affairs: International Engagement 46 46 46 .
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canadians are satisfied with commercial, consular and passport services. International Commerce Foreign Direct Investment in Canada . The Foreign Direct Investment in Canada sub-program increases potential foreign investors’ awareness and interest in Canada as a competitive investment location to ensure that foreign direct investment is facilitated, expanded or retained, in order to contribute to Canadian competitiveness, productivity and prosperity. It supports analysis of Canada’s sectoral requirements and priorities for investment attraction and retention, as well as engagement with federal partners and other levels of government to ensure that Canada remains a competitive investment location. It helps raise Canada’s visibility abroad as a business location of choice by leveraging major international events and pursuing and attracting international investment prospects. It supports partnerships with municipalities to develop and implement strategies and programs to attract and retain foreign investments. International Affairs: International Trade and Investment 188 188 188 .
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canadians are satisfied with commercial, consular and passport services. International Commerce International Business Development through Promotion of Exports and Trade in Canada and Abroad. . The International Business Development through Promotion of Exports and Trade in Canada and Abroad sub-program links Canadian business clients to services, contacts and leads that increase their access to international commerce opportunities, by matching opportunities identified abroad with Canadian exporters’ capabilities and interests. This is achieved through Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service (TCS), a network of over 1000 international business development experts located in over 150 trade offices worldwide and at regional offices across Canada. The TCS provides advice, assistance and support to help Canadian businesses capitalize on business opportunities abroad in support of global and regional value chains, investment, and science and technology flows. The TCS delivers a suite of integrated services that includes information, intelligence and assistance in preparing for international markets, market potential assessments, qualified local contacts, and problem solving. Canada’s International Education Strategy seeks to assist public and private education goods and service providers in their international business development goals, including student recruitment and institutional linkages. This sub-program also facilitates coordination with other members of the federal trade portfolio, Export Development Canada and the Canadian Commercial Corporation to ensure that Canadian business clients have the financial and contracting capabilities needed to compete in the global economy. It uses funding from the Global Commerce Support (transfer payment) Program and the Investment Cooperation (transfer payment) Program. International Affairs: International Trade and Investment 1117 1117 1117 .
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canadians are satisfied with commercial, consular and passport services. International Commerce International Innovation, Science and Technology . The International Innovation, Science and Technology sub-program supports Canadian business clients’ access to networks, partners and resources that enhance their ability to innovate. Increased innovation successes are facilitated in knowledge-intensive, export-driven sectors aligned with the Global Markets Action Plan. Canadian business gain access to international technology networks, partners and resources to enhance their ability to compete, innovate and secure new markets. Canada’s profile of science, technology and innovation excellence is highlighted in key bilateral forums to increase innovation and investment opportunities. Bilateral science, technology and innovation agreements are leveraged in support of Government of Canada objectives, and related action plans are developed for priority countries in support of enhanced commercial outcomes. International Affairs: International Trade and Investment 59 59 59 .
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 1534 1534 1533 .
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development International Assistance and Poverty Alleviation - Poverty is reduced, and security and democracy are increased for those living in countries where Canada engages. International Development Children and Youth, including Maternal, Newborn and Child Health . The Children and Youth, including Maternal, Newborn and Child Health sub-program contributes to the well-being and empowerment of children and youth in targeted developing countries by achieving increased health outcomes for girls, boys and mothers, increased completion of quality basic education, especially for girls, and enhanced protection of the human rights of girls and boys. It is done through improvement of child and maternal health, equitable access to quality education and learning opportunities, and protection from violence, exploitation, and abuse. Contributions target developing country governments, their institutions and agencies, multilateral development institutions, and non-governmental organizations. The sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payments: the International Development Assistance Program, the International Financial Institutions Program, and the Advance Market Commitment for Pneumococcal Vaccines. International Affairs: International Development 307 307 307 .
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development International Assistance and Poverty Alleviation - Poverty is reduced, and security and democracy are increased for those living in countries where Canada engages. International Development Food Security . The Food Security sub-program contributes to increased sustainable agricultural production and productivity for smallholder farmers, strengthened agricultural innovation systems, and improved consumption of nutritious foods or supplements for food insecure, undernourished or food aid dependent families. The sub-program achieves this by improving sustainable agricultural development at local, national and regional levels, providing more flexible, predictable and needs-based funding to meet long-term food and nutrition needs of the most vulnerable, especially for women and young children, and broaden and deepen research that makes significant improvements to food security. Contributions target developing country governments, their institutions and agencies, multilateral development institutions, and non-governmental organizations. This sub-program uses funding from the International Development Assistance (transfer payment) Program, and the International Financial Institutions (transfer payment) Program. International Affairs: International Development 140 140 140 .
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development International Assistance and Poverty Alleviation - Poverty is reduced, and security and democracy are increased for those living in countries where Canada engages. International Development Multisector Assistance, Social Development, and Development Engagement . The Multi-sector Assistance, Social Development, and Development Engagement sub-program provides services that support the targeted interventions of other development programming and enables the continued engagement of Canadians as global citizens. To achieve this, it ensures programming coordination across key complementary programming areas such as multi-sector assistance and social development, including health that does not specifically target children and youth, and gender equality. It also ensures the continued engagement of Canadians as global citizens through learning and exchange opportunities related to international development. Grants target country governments, related institutions and agencies, multilateral institutions, non-governmental organizations, and Canadian institutions such as colleges, universities and provincial development councils. This sub-program uses funding from the International Development Assistance (transfer payment) Program, and the International Financial Institutions (transfer payment) Program. International Affairs: International Development 145 145 145 .
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development International Assistance and Poverty Alleviation - Poverty is reduced, and security and democracy are increased for those living in countries where Canada engages. International Development Sustainable Economic Growth . The Sustainable Economic Growth sub-program helps developing countries to sustainably grow their economies and provide opportunities for their citizens in a way that: builds economic foundations by improving the broad investment climate; enables the growth of sustainable and competitive businesses, especially micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and those led by women; and, invests in the employment and entrepreneurial skills of individuals, particularly women and youth. It achieves this by strengthening fiscal and economic management, enabling trade and investment, promoting business and financial sector development, including in the extractive sector, and investing in entrepreneurship and labour market ready skills, while advancing the economic empowerment of women. Contributions target developing country governments, their institutions and agencies, multilateral development institutions, private sector enterprises, and civil society organizations. This sub-program uses funding from the International Development Assistance (transfer payment) Program, and the International Financial Institutions (transfer payment) Program. International Affairs: International Development 300 300 294 .
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development International Assistance and Poverty Alleviation - Poverty is reduced, and security and democracy are increased for those living in countries where Canada engages. International Humanitarian Assistance Humanitarian Programming . The Humanitarian Programming sub-program ensures timely and effective responses to humanitarian crises in developing countries. It responds to specific appeals and provides crisis-affected populations with humanitarian assistance and protection based on assessed needs through experienced humanitarian assistance partners active in the country. Grants target internationally recognized humanitarian assistance organizations. This sub-program uses funding from the International Development Assistance (transfer payment) Program. International Affairs: International Development 57 57 57 .
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development International Assistance and Poverty Alleviation - Poverty is reduced, and security and democracy are increased for those living in countries where Canada engages. International Humanitarian Assistance Partners for Humanitarian Assistance . The Partners for Humanitarian Assistance sub-program improves the effectiveness of the International Humanitarian System to respond to humanitarian crises. This is achieved by providing long-term institutional support to key humanitarian assistance partners to improve their effectiveness and ensure their continued disaster preparedness in an ever-evolving global political and environmental context. This allows partners to better fulfill their mandate and deliver results on the ground. Grants target humanitarian assistance partners such as the World Food Programme, the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, the International Committee for the Red Cross, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund. This sub-program uses funding from the International Development Assistance (transfer payment) Program. International Affairs: International Development 13 13 12 .
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development International Assistance and Poverty Alleviation - Poverty is reduced, and security and democracy are increased for those living in countries where Canada engages. International Security and Democratic Development Advancing Democracy, Human Rights, Freedom, and the Rule of Law . The Advancing Democracy, Human Rights, Freedom, and the Rule of Law sub-program promotes the development and maintenance of democratic, well-governed, pluralistic societies whose governments respond effectively to the needs of their citizens. This is done by working with partners in developing countries and regions, fragile states, states in transition to democracy and states governed by repressive regimes to promote the participation of people in political processes, enhance respect for human rights and the rule of law and promote the emergence of effective and accountable institutions. Contributions provided aim to strengthen civil society, legislatures and other representative bodies, electoral processes and institutions, independent media and political party systems. This sub-program uses funding from the International Development Assistance (transfer payment) Program. International Affairs: International Development 80 80 80 .
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development International Assistance and Poverty Alleviation - Poverty is reduced, and security and democracy are increased for those living in countries where Canada engages. International Security and Democratic Development International Security and Threat Reduction . The International Security and Threat Reduction sub-program enhances the capacity of foreign governments and international organizations to prevent and respond to international peace and security challenges. This is done by advocating for Canadian values and interests at multilateral and regional institutions, linking civilian crisis management to political, development and diplomatic efforts, and supporting international capacity to prevent and respond to threats of transnational crime, terrorism, and weapons and materials of mass destruction. Contributions target Canadian government organizations, regional organizations such as the Organization of American States, and international organizations such as Interpol. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payments: the International Development Assistance Program, the Global Partnerships Program, the Counter-Terrorism Capacity Building Program, the Anti-Crime Capacity Building Program, and the Annual Voluntary Contribution to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. International Affairs: International Development 88 88 86 .
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade maintains a mission network of infrastructure and services to enable the Government of Canada to achieve its international priorities. Management of Government of Canada Terms and Conditions of Employment Abroad Administration of Foreign Service Directives . The Administration of Foreign Service Directives (FSD) sub-program ensures that Canada-based staff (CBS) and their dependants at Canada’s missions abroad relocating back to Canada or to missions receive, and are satisfied with, the FSD services and benefits, which govern all aspects of the mission-posting cycle and include provisions associated with relocation, education, health, travel, and a range of allowances. This is achieved by providing timely and accurate FSD allowances, benefits and services to CBS, and by ensuring that CBS have a good awareness of FSD policies, benefits and procedures. International Affairs: International Engagement 40 40 40 .
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade maintains a mission network of infrastructure and services to enable the Government of Canada to achieve its international priorities. Management of Government of Canada Terms and Conditions of Employment Abroad Administration of Locally Engaged Staff Pension, Insurance and Social Security Programs . The Administration of Locally Engaged Staff (LES) Pension, Insurance and Social Security Programs sub-program administers pensions, insurance, and local social security affiliation for LES who work at Canada’s missions abroad. Services administered by this sub-program include the provision of information to LES regarding pensions, insurance, social security programs, and service standards, as well as the delivery of timely and accurate payments related to pensions, insurance, and local social security affiliation, such as employer contributions and local administrative costs. International Affairs: International Engagement 16 16 16 .
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade maintains a mission network of infrastructure and services to enable the Government of Canada to achieve its international priorities. Mission Network Governance, Strategic Direction and Common Services Information Management/Information Technology . The Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) sub-program ensures that Canadian missions abroad and mission partners receive efficient and cost-effective IM/IT services. These services include the maintenance of a global, secure, and reliable telecommunications and computing platform that provides continuous electronic access to information and expertise. The sub-program also aligns IM/IT investment decisions with whole-of-government business needs while safeguarding the security, integrity and availability of information and technology. Global Affairs Canada provides 65% of the resources required to deliver this sub-program, with Shared Services Canada contributing the remainder. International Affairs: International Engagement 235 235 233 .
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade maintains a mission network of infrastructure and services to enable the Government of Canada to achieve its international priorities. Mission Network Governance, Strategic Direction and Common Services Locally Engaged Staff Supporting Other Government Departments . The Locally Engaged Staff (LES) Supporting Other Government Departments sub-program ensures that LES supporting the international work of mission partners receive timely and cost-effective salary determination. This is done through the development, amendment, and implementation of the policy framework governing Global Affairs Canada’s LES working in Canadian missions abroad. International Affairs: International Engagement 1336 1336 1336 .
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade maintains a mission network of infrastructure and services to enable the Government of Canada to achieve its international priorities. Mission Network Governance, Strategic Direction and Common Services Management of Common Services . The Management of Common Services sub-program provides timely and cost-effective common services and support to Canada’s mission network, including materiel management, procurement, mission logistics, diplomatic mail, banking and financial advisory services, and management of the policy framework and Terms and Conditions of Employment governing locally engaged staff (LES) at missions. This sub-program also provides standardized human-resource management of all LES, including the provision of appropriate compensation and benefits. International Affairs: International Engagement 2268 2268 2268 .
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade maintains a mission network of infrastructure and services to enable the Government of Canada to achieve its international priorities. Mission Network Governance, Strategic Direction and Common Services Real Property . The Real Property sub-program ensures that Canadian missions abroad and mission partners receive timely and efficient real property services in support of programs abroad. These services include real property investment planning, project management, the provision of office and staff accommodations, asset management, and property maintenance services. This sub-program manages Global Affairs Canada’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Program and ensures compliance with physical security policies and standards in the planning, construction, renovation and upgrading of Canada’s missions abroad. It also manages the acquisition and deployment of security equipment and systems. International Affairs: International Engagement 172 172 172 .
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade maintains a mission network of infrastructure and services to enable the Government of Canada to achieve its international priorities. Mission Network Governance, Strategic Direction and Common Services Security . The Security sub-program ensures that Canadian missions abroad are secure, that mission personnel are safe, and that the assets and information of Global Affairs Canada and mission partners are protected. This is achieved through the annual review and implementation of Global Affairs Canada’s Departmental Security Plan (DSP) which provides a framework for mission security. The DSP also establishes annual priorities for mission threat assessments, measures to keep personnel, information and assets secure, the provision of security awareness training, mission physical security analysis, and the deployment of military security specialists and mission security officers. This sub-program also supports on-site security inspections, safety audits, and personnel security services and security screening. International Affairs: International Engagement 136 136 136 .
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development The international agenda is shaped to Canada’s benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values. Diplomacy, Advocacy, and International Agreements Assessed Contributions to International Organizations . The Assessed Contributions to International Organizations sub-program enables Canada to access international organizations to contribute to, and share responsibility for, the management of international issues through the timely payment of assessed contributions and membership dues. The sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payments: United Nations Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations Organization, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Civil Administration, Food and Agriculture Organization, World Health Organization, International Atomic Energy Agency, International Organisation of La Francophonie, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), International Labour Organization, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Organization of American States, International Criminal Court, World Trade Organization, Commonwealth Secretariat, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, International Civil Aviation Organization, Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission, Commonwealth Youth Programme, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, International Energy Agency, Commonwealth Foundation, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat, Nuclear Energy Agency of the OECD, Convention on Biological Diversity, World Intellectual Property Organization, World Customs Organization, International Maritime Organization, International Seabed Authority, Peace Implementation Council, Non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament, Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, OECD Centre for Education and Research, Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and its Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemical and Pesticides in International Trade, Wassenaar Arrangement, Permanent Court of Arbitration, International Commodity Organizations, and the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission. International Affairs: International Engagement 20 20 20 .
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development The international agenda is shaped to Canada’s benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values. Diplomacy, Advocacy, and International Agreements Bilateral and Regional Diplomacy and Advocacy . The Bilateral and Regional Diplomacy and Advocacy sub-program ensures that bilateral and regional foreign representatives and decision makers are aware of Canada’s international policies and priorities. This awareness is critical to gaining their support for decisions and actions that advance Canada’s interests and values internationally. This is achieved by engaging foreign representatives and decision makers through démarches, official visits, public diplomacy, and other access and advocacy initiatives to ensure that Canada’s interests are well understood as bilateral and regional agreements and initiatives are being developed. The sub-program promotes Canada’s views and protects Canada’s interests in international organizations that are primarily regional, such as the Organization of American States, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, European Union, etc. Through educational partnerships, it improves awareness of Canada. The sub-program enables Canada’s formal diplomatic representation abroad, and the accreditation of foreign representatives in Canada. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payments: the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, the Religious Freedom Fund, the Grants and Contributions in Aid of Academic Relations, the Annual Host-Country Financial Support for the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, and the International Scholarships Program. International Affairs: International Engagement 1096 1096 1096 .
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development The international agenda is shaped to Canada’s benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values. Diplomacy, Advocacy, and International Agreements Summitry and Multilateral Diplomacy and Advocacy . The Summitry and Multilateral Diplomacy and Advocacy sub-program ensures that summit and multilateral decision makers are aware of Canada’s international policies and priorities. This awareness is critical to gaining their support for decisions and actions that advance Canada’s interests and values internationally. This is achieved by engaging summit and multilateral decision makers through démarches, official visits, public diplomacy, and other access and advocacy initiatives to ensure that Canada’s interests are well understood as multilateral agreements and initiatives are being developed to build support abroad for Canada’s international policies and priorities. The sub-program enables Canada’s representation in multilateral organizations, such as United Nations, G-7, G-20, Arctic Council, Commonwealth, La Francophonie, North American Aerospace Defence Command, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, etc. The sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payments: the Religious Freedom Fund, the Projects and Development Activities Resulting from Francophonie Summits, and the Canadian International Arctic Fund. International Affairs: International Engagement 239 239 233 .
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development The international agenda is shaped to Canada’s benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values. Diplomacy, Advocacy, and International Agreements Trade Agreements, Negotiations, Dispute Settlement and Controls . The Trade Agreements, Negotiations, Dispute Settlement and Controls sub-program works to maintain or improve global markets access for Canada, resolve or mitigate market access barriers for Canadian industry, and meet Canada’s obligations to control trade in specific goods and technologies. This is achieved by negotiating international trade, investment and air transportation agreements, and addressing trade disputes through participation in international trade dispute-resolution mechanisms, including the World Trade Organization and the North American Free Trade Agreement. It also includes managing Canada’s international trade and security obligations pursuant to the Export and Imports Permits Act to control trade in specific goods and technologies. This sub-program supports Canada’s overall trade relationships at the bilateral, regional and multilateral levels and includes issue management related to international trade policy. Open markets and a stable, rules-based trading framework contribute to Canadian prosperity by assisting Canadian businesses to operate internationally and access international markets securely. The sub-program uses funding from the World Trade Organization (transfer payment) Program. International Affairs: International Engagement 308 308 308 .
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development The international agenda is shaped to Canada’s benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values. Integrated Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development Policy International Information and Analysis . The International Information and Analysis sub-program provides Government of Canada decision makers with information products such as mission reports, information memoranda, and political and economic research so that they are well informed on issues related to Canada’s international interests and values. With the benefit of this information, research and analysis on developments around the world, Government of Canada decision makers are better able to plan and direct Canada’s foreign affairs, trade, and development policies. This sub-program includes Global Affairs Canada’s Global Security Reporting Program, which generates focused diplomatic reporting on security and stability issues in countries of strategic interest to Canada. These reports are provided to a wide audience in Global Affairs Canada, and shared with partner departments. The sub-program uses funding from the International Development Assistance (transfer payment) Program. International Affairs: International Engagement 327 327 327 .
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development The international agenda is shaped to Canada’s benefit and advantage in accordance with Canadian interests and values. Integrated Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development Policy International Policy Advice . The International Policy Advice sub-program provides Government of Canada decision makers with decision products such as action memos, briefing notes, memorandums to Cabinet, and presentations so that they are well advised on options for actions and policies regarding Canada’s international interests and values. To provide this policy advice, consultations are undertaken with international partners through Global Affairs Canada’s missions, with stakeholders in Canada such as partner departments, non-governmental organizations, academics and research institutes, as well as with provincial and territorial governments, to seek their views when developing Canada’s foreign affairs, trade and development policies. The sub-program uses funding from the International Development Assistance (transfer payment) Program. International Affairs: International Engagement 505 505 505 .
Department of Health A health system responsive to the needs of Canadians. Canadian Health System Policy Canada Health Act Administration . The administration of the Canada Health Act involves monitoring a broad range of sources to assess the compliance of provincial and territorial health insurance plans with the criteria and conditions of the Act, working in partnership with provincial and territorial governments to investigate and resolve concerns which may arise, providing policy advice and informing the Minister of possible non-compliance with the Act, recommending appropriate action when required, and reporting to Parliament on the administration of the Act. The program objective is to facilitate reasonable access to insured health care services without financial or other barriers. Social Affairs: Health 19 19 19 .
Department of Health A health system responsive to the needs of Canadians. Canadian Health System Policy Health System Priorities . Through the Health System Priorities program, Health Canada works closely with provincial and territorial governments, domestic and international organizations, health care providers, and other stakeholders to develop and implement innovative approaches, improve accountability, and responses to meet the health priorities and health services needs of Canadians. Key activities include aligning the health workforce to meet the needs of Canadians, timely access to quality health care services, and accelerating the development and implementation of electronic health technologies. The program objective is to use program funding to strengthen and support policy advice, research, programs, practices, services, and knowledge translation and exchange, to address federal health care system priorities across Canada. This program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Brain Canada Foundation, Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, Canadian Institute for Health Information, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Health Care Policy Contribution Program, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Mood Disorders Society of Canada, Canada Health Infoway, Pallium Foundation of Canada, and Canadian Foundation for Health Care Improvement. Social Affairs: Health 219 219 219 .
Department of Health A health system responsive to the needs of Canadians. Official Language Minority Community Development . . The Official Language Minority Community Development program involves the administration of Health Canada’s responsibilities under Section 41 of the Official Languages Act. This Act commits the federal government to enhancing the vitality of official language minority communities and fostering the full recognition and use of English and French in Canadian society. This program includes: consulting with Canada’s official language minority communities on a regular basis; supporting and enabling the delivery of contribution programs and services for official language minority communities; reporting to Parliament and Canadians on Health Canada’s achievements under Section 41; and, coordinating Health Canada’s activities and awareness in engaging and responding to the health needs of official language minority communities. The program objectives are to improve access to health services in the minority official language communities and to increase the use of both official languages in the provision of health care services. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Official Languages Health Contribution Program. Social Affairs: Health 10 10 10 .
Department of Health A health system responsive to the needs of Canadians. Specialized Health Services . . The Specialized Health Services program supports the Government of Canada’s obligation to protect the health and safety of its employees and the health of visiting dignitaries. Health Canada delivers counselling, organizational development and critical incident support services to federal government departments through a network of contracted mental health professionals and also provides immediate response to employees following traumatic incidents in the workplace. Health Canada delivers occupational health and occupational hygiene consultative services to ensure that public servants meet medical requirements to safely and effectively perform their duties and to prevent work-related illness and injury. Health Canada pro-actively contributes to reducing the number of work days lost to illness across the federal government through the provision of the occupational and psycho social health services to federal public servants. Health Canada also arranges for the provision of health services for Internationally Protected Persons (IPP) who have come to Canada for international events, such as meetings or official visits by government leaders or the Royal Family. An IPP is a representative of a State, usually Heads of State and/or Government, members of the Royal Family, or officials of an international organisation of an intergovernmental character. The program objective is to ensure continuity of services and the occupational health of federal public servants who can deliver results to Canadians in all circumstances and to arrange health services for IPPs. Social Affairs: Health 255 255 255 .
Department of Health First Nations and Inuit communities and individuals receive health services and benefits that are responsive to their needs so as to improve their health status. First Nations and Inuit Primary Health Care First Nations and Inuit Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Healthy Child Development The Healthy Child Development program administers contribution agreements and direct departmental spending to support culturally appropriate community-based programs, services, initiatives, and strategies related to maternal, infant, child, and family health. The range of services includes prevention and health promotion, outreach and home visiting, and early childhood development programming. Targeted areas in the delivery of this program include: prenatal health, nutrition, early literacy and learning, and physical and children’s oral health. The program objective is to address the greater risks and lower health outcomes associated with First Nations and Inuit infants, children, and families. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: First Nations and Inuit Primary Health Care. Social Affairs: Health 106 106 106 .
Department of Health First Nations and Inuit communities and individuals receive health services and benefits that are responsive to their needs so as to improve their health status. First Nations and Inuit Primary Health Care First Nations and Inuit Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Healthy Living The Healthy Living program administers contribution agreements and direct departmental spending that supports culturally appropriate community-based programs, services, initiatives, and strategies related to chronic disease and injuries among First Nations and Inuit. This program aims to promote healthy behaviours and supportive environments in the areas of healthy eating, physical activity, food security, chronic disease prevention, management and screening, and injury prevention policy. Key activities supporting program delivery include: chronic disease prevention and management, injury prevention, the Nutrition North Canada– Nutrition Education Initiative, and the First Nations and Inuit component of the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy. The program objective is to address the greater risks and lower health outcomes associated with chronic diseases and injuries among First Nations and Inuit individuals, families, and communities. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: First Nations and Inuit Primary Health Care. Social Affairs: Health 128 128 128 .
Department of Health First Nations and Inuit communities and individuals receive health services and benefits that are responsive to their needs so as to improve their health status. First Nations and Inuit Primary Health Care First Nations and Inuit Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Mental Wellness The Mental Wellness program administers contribution agreements and direct departmental spending that supports culturally appropriate community based programs, services, initiatives and strategies related to the mental wellness of First Nations and Inuit. The range of services includes prevention, early intervention, treatment, and aftercare. Key services supporting program delivery include:  problematic substance use and treatment (part of the Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy), mental health promotion, suicide prevention, and health supports for participants of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. The program objective is to address the greater risks and lower health outcomes associated with the mental wellness of First Nations and Inuit individuals, families, and communities. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: First Nations and Inuit Primary Health Care. Social Affairs: Health 156 119 114 The decrease in planned FTEs in 2018-19 is mainly due to the expiry of budgetary spending authorities for Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. The Department would have to request funding for this initiative for future years.

The decrease in planned FTEs in 2019-20 is mainly due to the expiry of budgetary spending authorities for the Immediate Mental Wellness Interventions and Service Enhancements for First Nations and Inuit. The Department would have to request funding for this initiative for future years.
Department of Health First Nations and Inuit communities and individuals receive health services and benefits that are responsive to their needs so as to improve their health status. First Nations and Inuit Primary Health Care First Nations and Inuit Primary Care Clinical and Client Care The Clinical and Client Care program is delivered by a collaborative health care team, predominantly nurse-led, providing integrated and accessible health and oral health care services that include assessment, diagnostic, curative, and rehabilitative services for urgent and non-urgent care. Key services supporting program delivery include: triage, emergency resuscitation and stabilization, emergency ambulatory care, and out-patient non-urgent services; coordinated and integrated care and referral to appropriate provincial secondary and tertiary levels of care outside the community; and, in some communities, physician visits and hospital in-patient, ambulatory, and emergency services. The program objective is to provide clinical and client care services to First Nations individuals, families, and communities. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: First Nations and Inuit Primary Health Care. Social Affairs: Health 581 581 581 .
Department of Health First Nations and Inuit communities and individuals receive health services and benefits that are responsive to their needs so as to improve their health status. First Nations and Inuit Primary Health Care First Nations and Inuit Primary Care Home and Community Care The Home and Community Care program administers contribution agreements with First Nation and Inuit communities and territorial governments to enable First Nations and Inuit individuals with disabilities, chronic or acute illnesses, and the elderly to receive the care they need in their homes and communities. Care is delivered primarily by home care registered nurses and trained certified personal care workers. In the delivery of this program First Nations and Inuit Health Branch provides funding through contribution agreements and direct departmental spending for a continuum of basic essential services such as: client assessment and case management; home care nursing, personal care and home support as well as in-home respite; and, linkages and referral, as needed, to other health and social services. Based on community needs and priorities, existing infrastructure, and availability of resources, the Home and Community Care program may be expanded to include supportive services. These services may include: rehabilitation and other therapies; adult day programs; meal programs; in-home mental health; in-home palliative care; and, specialized health promotion, wellness, and fitness services. The program objective is to provide home and community care services to First Nations and Inuit individuals, families, and communities. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: First Nations and Inuit Primary Health Care. Social Affairs: Health 61 61 61 .
Department of Health First Nations and Inuit communities and individuals receive health services and benefits that are responsive to their needs so as to improve their health status. First Nations and Inuit Primary Health Care First Nations and Inuit Primary Care Jordan’s Principle – A Child First Initiative Jordan’s Principle applies to all First Nations children and all jurisdictional disputes, including those between federal government departments. The Child First Initiative is one of a series of proactive measures under Jordan’s Principle to address the needs of the most vulnerable children. The Jordan’s Principle—A Child First Initiative (JP – CFI) administers contribution agreements and direct departmental spending to help ensure that First Nations children have access to the health and social services available to children elsewhere in their province/territory. For some of these children, service delivery problems may arise because of the involvement of both federal and provincial/territorial service providers, resource limitations and geographic location or limitation of existing programs. The objective is to improve service coordination and ensure service access resolution so that children’s needs are assessed and responded to quickly. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: First Nations and Inuit Primary Health Care. Social Affairs: Health 20 20 0 The decrease in planned FTEs in 2019-20 is mainly due to the expiry of budgetary spending authorities for Jordan’s Principle - A Child-First Initiative. The Department would have to request funding for this initiative for future years.
Department of Health First Nations and Inuit communities and individuals receive health services and benefits that are responsive to their needs so as to improve their health status. First Nations and Inuit Primary Health Care First Nations and Inuit Public Health Protection Communicable Disease Control and Management The Communicable Disease Control and Management program administers contribution agreements and direct departmental spending to support initiatives related to vaccine preventable diseases, blood borne diseases and sexually transmitted infections, respiratory infections, and communicable disease emergencies. In collaboration with other jurisdictions communicable disease control and management activities are targeted to on-reserve First Nations, with support provided to specific instances, (such as to address tuberculosis), in Inuit communities south of the 60th parallel. Communicable Disease Control and Management activities are founded on public health surveillance and evidence-based approaches and reflective of the fact that all provincial and territorial governments have public health legislation. Key activities supporting program delivery include: prevention, treatment and control of cases and outbreaks of communicable diseases; and, public education and awareness to encourage healthy practices. A number of these activities are closely linked with those undertaken in the Environmental Health program (3.1.2.2), as they relate to waterborne, foodborne and zoonotic infectious diseases. The program objective is to reduce the incidence, spread, and human health effects of communicable diseases for First Nations and Inuit communities. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: First Nations and Inuit Primary Health Care. Social Affairs: Health 185 185 185 .
Department of Health First Nations and Inuit communities and individuals receive health services and benefits that are responsive to their needs so as to improve their health status. First Nations and Inuit Primary Health Care First Nations and Inuit Public Health Protection Environmental Public Health The Environmental Public Health program administers contribution agreements and direct departmental spending for environmental public health service delivery. Environmental public health services are directed to First Nations communities south of the 60th parallel and address areas such as: drinking water; wastewater; solid waste disposal; food safety; health and housing; facilities inspections; environmental public health aspects of emergency preparedness response; and, communicable disease control. Environmental public health surveillance and risk analysis programming is directed to First Nations communities south of the 60th parallel, and in some cases, also to Inuit and First Nations north of the 60th parallel. It includes community-based and participatory research on trends and impacts of environmental factors such as chemical contaminants and climate change on the determinants of health (e.g., biophysical, social, cultural, and spiritual). Key activities supporting program delivery include: public health; surveillance, monitoring and assessments; public education; training; and, community capacity building. The program objective is to identify, address, and/or prevent human health risks to First Nations and Inuit communities associated with exposure to hazards within the natural and built environments. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: First Nations and Inuit Primary Health Care. Social Affairs: Health 199 146 146 The decrease in planned FTEs is mainly due to the expiry of budgetary spending authorities for First Nations Water and Wastewater Action Plan. The Department would have to request funding for this initiative for future years.
Department of Health First Nations and Inuit communities and individuals receive health services and benefits that are responsive to their needs so as to improve their health status. Health Infrastructure Support for First Nations and Inuit First Nations and Inuit Health System Capacity Health Facilities The Health Facilities program administers contribution agreements and direct departmental spending that provide communities and/or health care providers with the facilities required to safely and efficiently deliver health programs and services. Direct departmental spending addresses the working conditions of Health Canada staff engaged in the direct delivery of health programs and services to First Nations. Key activities supporting program delivery include: investment in infrastructure that can include the construction, acquisition, leasing, operation, maintenance, expansion and/or renovation of health facilities and security services; preventative and corrective measures relating to infrastructure; and, improving the working conditions for Health Canada staff so as to maintain or restore compliance with building codes, environmental legislation, and occupational health and safety standards. The program objective is to enhance the capacity of First Nations recipients in capital planning and management, in order to support safe health facilities. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: First Nations and Inuit Health Infrastructure Support. Social Affairs: Health 36 28 28 The decrease in planned FTEs is mainly due to the expiry of budgetary spending authorities related to Social Infrastructure funding.  The Department would have to request funding for this initiative for future years.
Department of Health First Nations and Inuit communities and individuals receive health services and benefits that are responsive to their needs so as to improve their health status. Health Infrastructure Support for First Nations and Inuit First Nations and Inuit Health System Capacity Health Human Resources The Health Human Resources program administers contribution agreements and direct departmental spending to promote and support competent health services at the community level by increasing the number of First Nations and Inuit individuals entering into and working in health careers and ensuring that community based workers have skills and certification comparable to workers in the provincial/territorial health care system. This program engages many stakeholders, including: federal, provincial and territorial governments and health professional organizations; national Indigenous organizations; non-governmental organizations and associations; and, educational institutions. Key activities supporting program delivery include: health education bursaries and scholarships; health career promotion activities; internship and summer student work opportunities; knowledge translation activities; training for community based health care workers and health managers; and, development and implementation of health human resources planning for Indigenous, federal, provincial, territorial, health professional associations, educational institutions, and other stakeholders. The program objective is to increase the number of qualified First Nations and Inuit individuals working in health care delivery. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: First Nations and Inuit Health Infrastructure Support. Social Affairs: Health 9 9 9 .
Department of Health First Nations and Inuit communities and individuals receive health services and benefits that are responsive to their needs so as to improve their health status. Health Infrastructure Support for First Nations and Inuit First Nations and Inuit Health System Capacity Health Planning and Quality Management The Health Planning and Quality Management program administers contribution agreements and direct departmental spending to support capacity development for First Nations and Inuit communities. Key services supporting program delivery include: the development and delivery of health programs and services through program planning and management; on-going health system improvement via accreditation; the evaluation of health programs; and, support for community development activities. The program objective is to increase the capacity of First Nations and Inuit to design, manage, evaluate, and deliver health programs and services. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: First Nations and Inuit Health Infrastructure Support. Social Affairs: Health 61 59 59 The decrease in planned FTEs is mainly due to the expiry of budgetary spending authorities related to the Accreditation program component of the funding to support First Nations and Inuit health programs and services. The Department would have to request funding for this component for future years.
Department of Health First Nations and Inuit communities and individuals receive health services and benefits that are responsive to their needs so as to improve their health status. Health Infrastructure Support for First Nations and Inuit First Nations and Inuit Health System Transformation Health Systems Integration The Health Systems Integration program administers contribution agreements and direct departmental spending to better integrate health programs and services funded by the federal government with those funded by provincial/territorial governments. This program supports the efforts of partners in health services, including: First Nations and Inuit, tribal councils, regional/district health authorities, regions, national Indigenous organizations, and provincial/territorial organizations to integrate health systems, services, and programs so they are more coordinated and better suited to the needs of First Nations and Inuit. This program also promotes and encourages emerging tripartite agreements. Two key activities supporting program delivery include: development of multi-party structures to jointly identify integration priorities; and, implementation of multi-year, large scale health service integration projects consistent with agreed upon priorities (i.e., a province wide public health framework or integrated mental health services planning and delivery on a regional scale). The program objective is a more integrated health system for First Nations and Inuit individuals, families and communities that results in increased access to care and improved health outcomes. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: First Nations and Inuit Health Infrastructure Support. Social Affairs: Health 25 25 25 .
Department of Health First Nations and Inuit communities and individuals receive health services and benefits that are responsive to their needs so as to improve their health status. Health Infrastructure Support for First Nations and Inuit First Nations and Inuit Health System Transformation e-Health Infostructure The eHealth Infostructure program administers contribution agreements and direct departmental spending to support and sustain the use and adoption of appropriate health technologies that enable front line care providers to better deliver health services in First Nations and Inuit communities through eHealth partnerships, technologies, tools, and services. Direct departmental spending also supports national projects that examine innovative information systems and communications technologies and that have potential national implications. Key activities supporting program delivery include: public health surveillance; health services delivery (primary and community care included); health reporting, planning and decision making; and, integration/compatibility with other health service delivery partners. The program objective is to improve the efficiency of health care delivery to First Nations and Inuit individuals, families, and communities through the use of eHealth technologies for the purpose of defining, collecting, communicating, managing, disseminating, and using data. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: First Nations and Inuit Health Infrastructure Support. Social Affairs: Health 56 49 49 The decrease in planned FTEs is mainly due to the expiry of budgetary spending authorities for the eHealth Infostructure Program component of the funding to support First Nations and Inuit health programs and services. The Department would have to request funding for this component for future years.
Department of Health First Nations and Inuit communities and individuals receive health services and benefits that are responsive to their needs so as to improve their health status. Health Infrastructure Support for First Nations and Inuit Tripartite Health Governance . FNIHB’s longer term policy approach aims to achieve closer integration of federal and provincial health programming provided to First Nations, as well as to improve access to health programming, reduce instances of service overlap and duplication, and increase efficiency where possible. The British Colombia (BC) Tripartite Initiative consists of an arrangement among the Government of Canada, the Government of BC, and BC First Nations. Since 2006, the parties have negotiated and implemented a series of tripartite agreements to facilitate the implementation of health projects, as well as the development of a new First Nations health governance structure. In 2011, the federal and provincial Ministers of Health and BC First Nations signed the legally binding BC Tripartite Framework Agreement on First Nation Health Governance. This BC Tripartite Framework Agreement commits to the creation of a new province wide First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) to assume the responsibility for design, management, and delivery/funding of First Nations health programming in BC. The FNHA will be controlled by First Nations and will work with the province to coordinate health programming. It may design or redesign health programs according to its health plans. Health Canada will remain a funder and governance partner but will no longer have any role in program design/delivery. Funding under this program is limited to the FNHA for the implementation of the BC Tripartite Framework Agreement. The program objective is to enable the FNHA to develop and deliver quality health services that feature closer collaboration and integration with provincial health services. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: First Nations and Inuit Health Infrastructure Support. Social Affairs: Health 0 0 0 No planned FTEs as the funding is Vote 10 Contributions.
Department of Health First Nations and Inuit communities and individuals receive health services and benefits that are responsive to their needs so as to improve their health status. Supplementary Health Benefits for First Nations and Inuit . . Under the Supplementary Health Benefits for First Nations and Inuit program, the Non Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program provides registered First Nations and recognized Inuit residents in Canada with a specified range of medically necessary health related goods and services, which are not otherwise provided to eligible clients through other private or provincial/territorial programs. NIHB include: pharmaceuticals; medical supplies and equipment; dental care; vision care; short term crisis intervention mental health counselling; and, medical transportation to access medically required health services not available on reserve or in the community of residence. The NIHB Program also pays health premiums on behalf of eligible clients in British Columbia (as of July 2013, NIHB will no longer pay premiums for FN residents of BC, who will become clients of the FN Health Authority in accordance with the BC Tripartite Health Agreement and sub agreements). Benefits are delivered through registered, private sector health benefits providers (e. g. , pharmacists and dentists) and funded through NIHB’s electronic claims processing system or through regional offices. Some benefits are also delivered via contribution agreements with First Nations and Inuit organizations and the territorial governments in Nunavut and Northwest Territories. The program objective is to provide benefits in a manner that contributes to the improved health status of First Nations and Inuit. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: First Nations and Inuit Supplementary Health Benefits. Social Affairs: Health 460 460 460 .
Department of Health Health risks and benefits associated with food, products, substances, and environmental factors are appropriately managed and communicated to Canadians. Consumer Product and Workplace Chemical Safety Consumer Product Safety . The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) and the Food and Drugs Act (F&DA) and its Cosmetics Regulations provide the authorities for this program to support industry’s responsibility for the safety of their products and consumers’ responsibility to make informed decisions about product purchase and use. Health Canada’s efforts are focussed in three areas: active prevention; targeted oversight; and, rapid response. Through active prevention, the program works with industry, standard setting bodies and international counterparts to develop standards and guidelines and share best practices as appropriate. The program also promotes consumer awareness of the safe use of certain consumer products to support informed decision-making. Through targeted oversight, the program undertakes regular cycles of compliance and enforcement in selected product categories, and analyses and responds to issues identified through mandatory reporting, market surveys, lab results and other means. Under rapid response, when an unacceptable risk from consumer products is identified, the program can act quickly to protect the public and take appropriate enforcement actions – including issuing consumer advisories, working with industry to negotiate recalls or other corrective measures. The Program’s objective is to manage the potential health and safety risks posed by consumer products and cosmetics in the Canadian marketplace. Social Affairs: Health 270 270 270 .
Department of Health Health risks and benefits associated with food, products, substances, and environmental factors are appropriately managed and communicated to Canadians. Consumer Product and Workplace Chemical Safety Workplace Hazardous Materials . The Hazardous Products Act and the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act provide the authorities for this program. Under the Hazardous Products Act, Health Canada regulates the sale and importation of hazardous chemicals used in Canadian workplaces by specifying the requirements for hazard classification and hazard communication through cautionary labelling and safety data sheets. Under the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act, Health Canada administers a mechanism to allow companies to protect confidential business information, while requiring that all critical hazard information is disclosed to workers. This program sets the hazard communication standards for the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) – a system based on interlocking federal, provincial, and territorial legislation that ensures the comprehensibility and accessibility of labels and safety data sheets, the consistent application of classification and labelling criteria, and the alignment across Canada of compliance and enforcement activities. The program objective is to ensure that suppliers provide critical health and safety information on hazardous chemicals to Canadian workers. Social Affairs: Health 35 35 35 .
Department of Health Health risks and benefits associated with food, products, substances, and environmental factors are appropriately managed and communicated to Canadians. Environmental Risks to Health Air Quality . The Air Quality program assesses the health risks of indoor and outdoor pollutants, and develops guidelines and standards under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.These efforts support the Government of Canada’s Clean Air Regulatory Agenda, implemented in partnership with Environment and Climate Change Canada, to manage the potential risks to the environment and to the health of Canadians associated with air quality. The program provides health-based science and policy advice that supports actions by all levels of government to improve air quality and the health of Canadians. Key activities include: carrying out health risk assessments of air pollutants; leading the development of health based air quality standards and guidelines for indoor and outdoor air; determining the health benefits of proposed actions to reduce air pollution; conducting research on the levels of exposure and health effects of indoor and outdoor air pollutants to inform the development of standards, guidelines, regulations and other actions; and, implementing the Air Quality Health Index (a public information tool providing local air quality levels and health messaging) in partnership with Environment and Climate Change Canada, and delivering the Heat Resiliency and Climate Change program, including the associated tool of community-based Heat Alert and Response Systems. The program objective is to assess the impacts of air pollution on health; to provide guidance to governments, health professionals and the general public on how to minimize those risks; and to help Canadians adapt to a changing climate through measures intended to manage potential risks to health associated with extreme temperatures. Social Affairs: Health 104 75 75 The decrease in planned FTEs is mainly due to funding level decreases for the Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan and the Clean Air Regulatory Agenda.
Department of Health Health risks and benefits associated with food, products, substances, and environmental factors are appropriately managed and communicated to Canadians. Environmental Risks to Health Health Impacts of Chemicals . The Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 provides the authority for the Health Impacts of Chemicals program to assess the impact of new and existing substances that are manufactured, imported, or used in Canada and manage the potential health risks posed by these substances. This program activity links closely with Health Canada’s Health Products, Food Safety and Nutrition, Consumer Product Safety and Pesticides program activities, as the Food and Drugs Act, the Pest Control Products Act, and the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act provide the authority to manage the health risks associated with substances in products under the purview of these program activities. The Chemicals Management Plan, implemented in partnership with Environment and Climate Change Canada, sets priorities and timelines for risk assessment and management for chemicals of concern, as well as the supporting research and bio monitoring initiatives. In addition to the above risk assessment and management activities, this program provides expert health based advice and support to other federal departments in carrying out their mandates and provides technical support for chemical emergencies that require a coordinated federal response. The program also works with international organizations to advance risk assessment methodologies and activities related to the assessment of both existing and new substances. This program provides expert support, guidance and training to adequately assess risks to human health and the environment posed by chemical contaminants at legacy federal contaminated sites. It also provides activities under Health Canada’s Environmental Assessment Program, including expertise and advice on the potential health effects from the environmental impacts of projects related to air and water pollution, and the contamination of country foods. The program objective is to assess health risks to Canadians posed by substances of concern. Social Affairs: Health 581 573 572 The decrease in planned FTEs is mainly due to funding level decreases for the Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan and the expiry of budgetary spending authorities related to the Federal Infrastructure Initiative. The Department would have to request funding for this initiative for future years.
Department of Health Health risks and benefits associated with food, products, substances, and environmental factors are appropriately managed and communicated to Canadians. Environmental Risks to Health Water Quality . The Water Quality program works with key stakeholders and partners, such as the provinces and territories, under the authority of the Department of Health Act, to establish the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality(GCDWQ). These guidelines are approved through a Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) collaborative process, and used by all FPT jurisdictions in Canada as the basis for establishing their drinking water quality requirements to manage risks to the health of Canadians. Health Canada’s leadership in the development of drinking water quality guidelines meets the needs of all provinces, territories and federal departments to support their drinking water regulatory regimes. It provides national consistency and economy of scale, and reduces duplication. The GCDWQ are the cornerstone of all federal, provincial and territorial drinking water programs in Canada. The program also works with national and international standard-setting organizations to develop health-based standards for materials that come into contact with drinking water. In the delivery of this program, key activities include the development and dissemination of drinking water quality guidelines, guidance documents, strategies and other tools. The program objective is to help manage potential risks to the health of Canadians associated with water quality. Social Affairs: Health 35 35 35 .
Department of Health Health risks and benefits associated with food, products, substances, and environmental factors are appropriately managed and communicated to Canadians. Food Safety and Nutrition Food Safety . The Food and Drug Regulations provide the regulatory framework to develop, maintain, and implement the Food and Nutrition Safety program. The program is the federal health authority responsible for establishing standards, policies, and regulations pertaining to food and nutrition safety; as well as for conducting reviews and for assessing the safety of food ingredients, veterinary drugs for food producing animals, food processes, and final foods that are safe for human consumption, which would include both processed foods as well as unprocessed foods. The program conducts risk assessments pertaining to the chemical, microbiological, and nutritional safety of foods. In addition, the program plans and implements food and nutrition safety surveillance and research initiatives in support of the Department’s food standard setting mandate. The program objective is to plan and implement food and nutrition safety standards to enable Canadians to make informed decisions about food and nutrition. Social Affairs: Health 567 563 556 The decrease in planned FTEs in 2018-19 is mainly due the expiry of the budgetary spending authorities related to the transfer from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to support the improvement of food safety.

The decrease in planned FTEs in 2019-20 is mainly due to the expiry of the budgetary spending authorities for the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy initiative. The Department would have to request funding for this initiative for future years.
Department of Health Health risks and benefits associated with food, products, substances, and environmental factors are appropriately managed and communicated to Canadians. Food Safety and Nutrition Nutrition Policy and Promotion . The Department of Health Act provides the authority to develop, maintain and implement the Nutrition Policy and Promotion program. The program develops, implements, and promotes evidence-based nutrition policies and standards, and undertakes surveillance and monitoring activities. It anticipates and responds to public health issues associated with nutrition and contributes to broader national and international strategies. The program works collaboratively with other federal departments/agencies and provincial/territorial governments, and engages stakeholders such as non-government organizations, health professionals, and industry associations to support a coordinated approach to nutrition issues. The program objective is to target both Canadian intermediaries and consumers to increase knowledge, understanding, and action on healthy eating. Social Affairs: Health 35 35 35 .
Department of Health Health risks and benefits associated with food, products, substances, and environmental factors are appropriately managed and communicated to Canadians. Health Products Biologics and Radiopharmaceuticals . The Food and Drug Regulations, Safety of Human Cells, Tissues and Organs for Transplantation Regulations, and the Processing and Distribution of Semen for Assisted Conception Regulations provide the regulatory framework to develop, maintain, and implement the Biologics and Radiopharmaceuticals program, which includes blood and blood products, viral and bacterial vaccines, gene therapy products, tissues, organs, and xenografts, which are manufactured in Canada or elsewhere. Health Canada verifies that regulatory requirements for the safety, quality, and efficacy of biologics and radiopharmaceuticals are met through risk assessments, including monitoring and surveillance, compliance, and enforcement activities. In addition, the program provides information to Canadians and key stakeholders, including health professionals such as physicians and pharmacists, to enable them to make informed decisions about the use of biologics and radiopharmaceuticals. The program objective is to ensure that biologics and radiopharmaceuticals in Canada are safe, effective and of high quality. This program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Canadian Blood Services: Blood Safety and Effectiveness Research and Development, and Contribution to Strengthen Canada’s Organs and Tissues Donation and Transplantation System. Social Affairs: Health 430 431 431 The increase in planned FTEs is mainly due to a 2% annual increase in user fees related to the Human Drugs and Medical Devices program.
Department of Health Health risks and benefits associated with food, products, substances, and environmental factors are appropriately managed and communicated to Canadians. Health Products Medical Devices . The Medical Devices Regulations provide the regulatory framework to develop, maintain, and implement the Medical Devices program, which includes medical devices used in the treatment, mitigation, diagnosis, or prevention of a disease or an abnormal physical condition in humans. Health Canada verifies that regulatory requirements for the safety, quality, and efficacy of medical devices are met through risk assessments, including monitoring and surveillance, compliance, and enforcement activities. In addition, the program provides information to Canadians and key stakeholders, including health professionals, such as physicians and pharmacists, to enable them to make informed decisions about the use of medical devices. The program objective is to ensure that medical devices in Canada are safe, effective and of high quality. Social Affairs: Health 352 355 357 The increase in planned FTEs is mainly due to a 2% annual increase in user fees related to the Human Drugs and Medical Devices program.
Department of Health Health risks and benefits associated with food, products, substances, and environmental factors are appropriately managed and communicated to Canadians. Health Products Natural Health Products . The Natural Health Products Regulations provide the regulatory framework to develop, maintain and implement the Natural Health Products program, which includes products such as herbal remedies, homeopathic medicines, vitamins, minerals, traditional medicines, probiotics, amino acids, and essential fatty acids. Health Canada verifies that regulatory requirements for the safety, quality, and efficacy of natural health products are met through risk assessments, including monitoring and surveillance, compliance, and enforcement activities. In addition, the program provides information to Canadians and key stakeholders, including health professionals such as pharmacists, traditional Chinese medicine practitioners, herbalists and naturopathic doctors, to enable them to make informed decisions about the use of natural health products. The program objective is to ensure that natural health products in Canada are safe, effective and of high quality. Social Affairs: Health 160 160 159 .
Department of Health Health risks and benefits associated with food, products, substances, and environmental factors are appropriately managed and communicated to Canadians. Health Products Pharmaceutical Drugs . The Food and Drug Regulations provide the regulatory framework to develop, maintain and implement the Pharmaceutical Drugs program, which includes pharmaceutical drugs for human and animal use, including prescription and non-prescription drugs, disinfectants, and sanitizers with disinfectant claims. Health Canada verifies that regulatory requirements for the safety, quality, and efficacy of pharmaceutical drugs are met through risk assessments, including monitoring and surveillance, compliance, and enforcement activities. In addition, the program provides information to Canadians and key stakeholders, including health professionals, such as physicians, veterinarians and pharmacists, to enable them to make informed decisions about the use of pharmaceutical drugs. The program objective is to ensure that pharmaceutical drugs in Canada are safe, effective and of high quality. Social Affairs: Health 1032 1037 1042 The increase in planned FTEs is mainly due to a 2% annual increase in user fees related to the Human Drugs and Medical Devices program.
Department of Health Health risks and benefits associated with food, products, substances, and environmental factors are appropriately managed and communicated to Canadians. Pesticides . . The Pest Control Products Act provides Health Canada with the authority to regulate and register pesticides, under the Pesticides program. In the delivery of this program, Health Canada conducts activities that span the lifecycle of a pesticide, including: product assessment for health and environmental risks and product value; risk management; post market surveillance, compliance and enforcement; changes in use, cancellation, or phase out of products that do not meet current standards; and, consultations and public awareness building. Health Canada is also an active partner in international efforts (e. g. , North American Free Trade Agreement; Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Regulatory Cooperation Council) to align regulatory approaches. These engagements provide access to the best science available to support regulatory decisions and promote consistency in the assessment of pesticides. The program objective is to protect the health and safety of Canadians relating to the use of pesticides. Social Affairs: Health 489 464 464 The decrease in planned FTEs is mainly due to the expiry of budgetary spending authorities for Growing Forward 2. The Department would have to request funding for this initiative for future years.
Department of Health Health risks and benefits associated with food, products, substances, and environmental factors are appropriately managed and communicated to Canadians. Radiation Protection Dosimetry Services . The Dosimetry Services program monitors, collects information, and reports on occupational exposure to radiation to radiation workers and their employers, to dosimetry service providers and to regulatory authorities. Dosimetry is the act of measuring or estimating radiation doses and assigning those doses to individuals. Under the program, the National Dosimetry Services provides radiation monitoring services on a cost-recovery basis to workers occupationally exposed to radiation, and the National Dose Registry provides a centralized radiation dose record system for all occupationally exposed workers in Canada using a dosimetry service. The program objective is to ensure that Canadians exposed to radiation in their places of work who are monitored by the Dosimetry Services program are informed of their radiation exposure levels. Social Affairs: Health 72 72 72 .
Department of Health Health risks and benefits associated with food, products, substances, and environmental factors are appropriately managed and communicated to Canadians. Radiation Protection Environmental Radiation Monitoring and Protection . The Environmental Radiation Monitoring and Protection program conducts research, monitoring and risk management activities under the authority of the Department of Health Act, and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Implementation Act. The program covers both naturally occurring forms of radioactivity and radiation, such as radon, and man-made sources of radiation, such as nuclear power. In the delivery of this program, key activities include: delivering in collaboration with targeted partners an education and awareness program on the health risks posed by radon in indoor air and how to reduce those risks; conducting risk assessments on the health effects of radiation; installing, operating and maintaining monitoring stations and reporting environmental radiation monitoring data; and, fulfilling the requirements under the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Implementation Act in support of nuclear non-proliferation. This program is also responsible for coordinating the Federal Nuclear Emergency Plan. In the case of a nuclear emergency that requires a coordinated federal response, Health Canada coordinates the federal technical/scientific support to provinces/territories and provides key technical response capabilities. The program objectives are to ensure that Health Canada is prepared to respond to a nuclear emergency and to help inform Canadians of potential harm to their health and safety associated with environmental radiation Social Affairs: Health 95 77 77 The decrease in planned FTEs is mainly due to the expiry of budgetary spending authorities for the Clean Air Regulatory Agenda Initiative. The Department would have to request funding for this initiative for future years.
Department of Health Health risks and benefits associated with food, products, substances, and environmental factors are appropriately managed and communicated to Canadians. Radiation Protection Radiation Emitting Devices . Under the authority of the Radiation Emitting Devices Act, this program regulates radiation emitting devices, such as equipment for clinical/analytical purposes (X-rays, mammography, ultrasound), microwaves, lasers, and tanning equipment. In the delivery of this program, key activities include: compliance assessment of radiation emitting devices, research into the health effects of radiation (including noise, ultraviolet and radio frequencies); and, development of standards and guidelines for the safe use of radiation emitting devices. The program objective is to provide expert advice and information to Canadians, as well as to other Health Canada programs, federal departments, and provincial authorities so that they may fulfil their legislative mandates. Social Affairs: Health 35 35 35 .
Department of Health Health risks and benefits associated with food, products, substances, and environmental factors are appropriately managed and communicated to Canadians. Substance Use and Abuse Controlled Substances . Through the administration of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) and its regulations, the program regulates the possession, production, provision and disposition of controlled substances and precursor chemicals. Key activities include: reviewing and updating the regulatory framework and Schedules for controlled substances and precursor chemicals as required; administering regulations for licensing and compliance monitoring activities; analyzing seized materials (Drug Analysis Services); providing training as well as scientific knowledge on illicit drugs and precursor chemicals; providing assistance in investigating and dismantling clandestine laboratories; monitoring the use of drugs through surveys; and working with national and international partners for the recommendation of appropriate and scientifically sound drug analysis procedures. As a partner in the Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy, Health Canada supports initiatives to address illicit drug use and prescription drug misuse, including: education; prevention; health promotion; harm reduction and treatment for Canadians, as well as compliance and enforcement initiatives. The program objective is to authorize legitimate activities with controlled substances and precursor chemicals, while managing the risks of diversion, misuse and associated harms. This program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP), and Grant to the Canadian Centre of Substance Abuse. Social Affairs: Health 295 295 284 The decrease in planned FTEs is mainly due to funding level decreases for activities related to preventing problematic prescription drug use.
Department of Health Health risks and benefits associated with food, products, substances, and environmental factors are appropriately managed and communicated to Canadians. Substance Use and Abuse Tobacco Control . The Tobacco Act provides the authority for the Tobacco Control program to regulate the manufacture, sale, labelling, and promotion of tobacco products. The Tobacco Control program also leads the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy, in collaboration with federal partners as well as provincial and territorial governments, which supports regulatory, programming, educational and enforcement activities. Key activities under the Strategy include: compliance monitoring and enforcement of the Tobacco Act and associated regulations; monitoring tobacco consumption and smoking behaviours; and, working with national and international partners to ensure that Canada meets its obligations under the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. The program objective is to prevent the uptake of tobacco use, particularly among youth; help those who currently use tobacco to quit; protect Canadians from exposure to tobacco smoke; and regulate the manufacture, sale, labelling and promotion of tobacco products by administering the Tobacco Act. Social Affairs: Health 120 120 120 .
Department of Health Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 1968 1917 1907 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 1518 1491 1482 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The Government - Support good governance, rights and interests of Indigenous peoples. Rights and Interests of Indigenous Peoples Consultation and Accommodation . This sub-program provides support to internal and external stakeholders to maintain collaboration with Indigenous groups and their representatives. It includes contributions to a representative organization for engagement on developing policy and programs, and advice on how to engage community members on the development of a community plan. In the context of the duty to consult, this support takes several forms, including: assistance to federal departments/agencies in fulfilling the Crown’s duty to consult; engagement with Indigenous groups and representatives, provinces and territories, and industry with regard to that duty; and the negotiation and implementation of consultation protocols/agreements and related contributions (transfer payments). This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development; Contributions to support the basic organizational capacity of representative Aboriginal organizations; Contributions to supply public services in Indian Government Support and to build strong governance, administrative and accountability systems; Federal Interlocutor’s Contribution Program; and Contributions for promoting the safe use, development, conservation and protection of the North’s natural resources and promoting scientific development. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 39 39 39 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The Government - Support good governance, rights and interests of Indigenous peoples. Rights and Interests of Indigenous Peoples Métis Relations and Rights Management, and Non-Status Indian Relations . This sub-program aims to enhance the representativeness of Métis and non-status Indian organizations and their ability to build partnerships with federal and provincial governments and with the private sector. It also proactively supports the reconciliation of Métis rights. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Federal Interlocutor’s Contribution Program. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 0 0 0 Expenditures relate to a transfer payment function, no full-time equivalents are associated with this Program.
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The Government - Support good governance, rights and interests of Indigenous peoples. Rights and Interests of Indigenous Peoples Negotiations of Claims and Self-Government Agreements . This sub-program supports Canada’s commitment to the negotiation of claims and self-government agreements as the best means for reconciling Aboriginal rights, as recognized and affirmed under section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982, with the sovereignty of the Crown. It also supports Canada’s commitment to negotiating self-government agreements to address aspirations for greater Indigenous autonomy and self-reliance and to promote good governance. With the participation of provincial and territorial governments, Canada negotiates claims and self-government agreements that provide Indigenous groups with a solid foundation for self-reliance and for the improvement of social, cultural and economic conditions within their communities. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions to support the negotiation and implementation of Treaties, Claims and self-government agreements or initiatives; Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development; Contributions to supply public services in Indian Government Support and to build strong governance, administrative and accountability systems; and Contributions to promote the social and political development in the North and for Northerners. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 159 159 158 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The Government - Support good governance, rights and interests of Indigenous peoples. Rights and Interests of Indigenous Peoples Specific Claims . This sub-program provides support to address specific claims made by a First Nation against the federal government that relate to the administration of land and other First Nation assets, and to the fulfillment of Indian treaties. The Specific Claims sub-program is an alternative dispute resolution option in which First Nations may participate on a voluntary basis. Key activities include the assessment of the historical and legal facts of the claim; the negotiation of a settlement agreement if it has been determined that there is an outstanding lawful obligation; payment of monetary compensation to First Nations, pursuant to the terms of a settlement agreement or award of the Specific Claims Tribunal; and participation in proceedings before the Specific Claims Tribunal. The Government of Canada made the resolution of specific claims a priority when it announced the Specific Claims Action Plan in 2007, and reiterated its commitment to resolve claims in the 2010 Speech from the Throne. Following that, in the Federal Budget of 2013, funds were identified to continue to ensure that specific claims are addressed fairly and promptly. Resolving specific claims fairly and expeditiously addresses the legal rights of, and provides justice to First Nation claimants, discharges outstanding legal obligations of the Crown, and provides certainty for all Canadians. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Grants to First Nations to settle specific and special claims negotiated by Canada and/or awarded by the Specific Claims Tribunal; Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development; and Contributions to support the negotiation and implementation of Treaties, Claims and self-government agreements or initiatives. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 56 56 56 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The Government - Support good governance, rights and interests of Indigenous peoples. Governance and Institutions of Government First Nation Governments . This sub-program supports the core operations and capacity development of First Nations governments, including the professional development of their personnel. Support for community development and capacity building is through collaborative, coordinated and targeted community-driven investments, leveraging partnership wherever possible. Funding is provided to support the costs of core government functions such as the holding of elections, law-making and enforcement, financial management, general administration, and executive leadership. In addition, the sub-program provides advice and support to First Nations on governance matters, and develops and implements legislation and policies that support the modernization of governance frameworks and transparent and accountable governance, while simultaneously overseeing the discharge of the Department’s statutory and regulatory obligations in respect of governance processes under the Indian Act. Activities include — but are not limited to — assistance in establishing governance and associated capacities, processes and mechanisms, such as the development and implementation of community election systems, adoption of open and transparent governance practices, law-making and development of enforcement authorities. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Grant for Band Support Funding; Grant to Miawpukek Indian Band to support designated programs; Grants to British Columbia Indian Bands in lieu of a per capita annuity; Contributions to promote social and political development in the North and for Northerners; and Contributions to supply public services in Indian Government Support and to build strong governance, administrative and accountability systems. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 401 401 401 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The Government - Support good governance, rights and interests of Indigenous peoples. Governance and Institutions of Government Indigenous Governance Institutions and Organizations . This sub-program provides funding and supports aggregate program delivery and capacity through Indigenous governance institutions and organizations at the local, regional and national levels, including tribal councils and AFOA Canada (formerly Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada). To provide support to First Nation governments wishing to develop capacity and systems in the areas of taxation and financial management, the First Nations Fiscal Management Act institutions receive administrative, policy and financial support to deliver on their legislative mandates under the Act. Funding, as well as tools, training and advice, are also provided to organizations and institutions to support First Nation government efforts to implement the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Grant to the First Nations Finance Authority pursuant to the First Nations Fiscal and Statistical Management Act; Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development; Contributions to support Land Management and Economic Development; and Contributions to supply public services in Indian Government Support and to build strong governance, administrative and accountability systems. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 8 5 5 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The Government - Support good governance, rights and interests of Indigenous peoples. Management and Implementation of Agreements and Treaties . . This Program aims to create and maintain ongoing partnerships to support fulfilment of Canada’s legal obligations pursuant to both pre and post-1975 treaties, while considering ongoing rights and interests of indigenous peoples. This Program supports Indigenous communities in articulating their interests, participating in economic activities, and managing and developing land and resources, where applicable. It also helps to demonstrate the importance of treaties and related partnerships between the Crown and Indigenous peoples. This is achieved by honouring Canada’s obligations as set out in final settlement agreements and treaties, and by improving collaboration between Canada and Indigenous peoples, and between Canada and pre and post-1975 Treaty groups. Creating and maintaining relationships and partnerships that honour pre and post-1975 treaties contributes to strengthened, healthy, self-reliant and sustainable Indigenous communities while promoting delivery of programs and services vital to the health and advancement of Indigenous peoples. This Program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): (S) Indian Annuities Treaty payments; (S) Grants to Aboriginal organizations designated to receive claim settlement payments pursuant to Comprehensive Land Claim Settlement Acts; (S) Grant to the Nunatsiavut Government for the implementation of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement pursuant to the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement Act ; Grants to implement comprehensive land claims and self-government agreements; Grants to Participating First Nations and the First Nations Education Authority Pursuant to the First Nations Jurisdiction over Education in British Columbia Act ; Contributions to support the negotiation and implementation of Treaties, Claims and self-government agreements or initiatives; Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development; and Contributions to support First Nations Elementary and Secondary Educational Advancement. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 86 71 71 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The Government - Support good governance, rights and interests of Indigenous peoples. Other Claims . . This Program addresses payments related to the resolution of litigation and/or out-of-court settlements for any claim that cannot be designated to any other existing INAC program. Key activities could include: the assessment of the merits of the claim; the completion of a settlement agreement where appropriate; payment of any monetary compensation and funding and implementation of related activities pursuant to the terms of a settlement agreement and/or direction by a Tribunal or court. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 0 0 0 Expenditures relate to the settlement amounts only, no full-time equivalents are associated with this Program.
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The Land and Economy - Full participation of First Nations, Métis, Non Status Indians and Inuit individuals and communities in the economy. Indigenous Entrepreneurship Business Capital and Support Services . This sub-program provides funding and support to a national network of Aboriginal Financial Institutions (AFIs), Indigenous organizations and non-Indigenous organizations to enhance access to capital for Indigenous entrepreneurs. This sub-program also supports ongoing capacity to create and maintain a sustainable network of AFIs to deliver business development services and provide non-repayable and repayable financing to Indigenous entrepreneurs and communities. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions to support Land Management and Economic Development. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 14 14 14 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The Land and Economy - Full participation of First Nations, Métis, Non Status Indians and Inuit individuals and communities in the economy. Indigenous Entrepreneurship Business Opportunities . This sub-program facilitates access by Indigenous businesses to public- and private-sector business opportunities, including federal procurement contracts, using instruments like the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Businesses, various partnership and participation approaches; capacity and network building; and assistance in establishing business strategies. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions to support Land Management and Economic Development. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 16 16 16 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The Land and Economy - Full participation of First Nations, Métis, Non Status Indians and Inuit individuals and communities in the economy. Community Economic Development Administration of Reserve Land . This sub-program: creates, monitors and registers the rights and interests in reserve lands (including the Federal Management of Oil and Gas Interests in the Reserve Land Program, which manages and regulates oil and gas development on First Nation reserve lands through Indian Oil and Gas Canada); defines reserve boundaries; and administers land management policies and processes, including additions to reserve. This sub-program further administers band moneys (capital and revenue moneys) — pursuant to sections 61 to 69 of the Indian Act— held within the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the use and benefit of bands and their members. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development; and Grants to First Nations to settle specific and special claims negotiated by Canada and/or awarded by the Specific Claims Tribunal. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 165 165 165 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The Land and Economy - Full participation of First Nations, Métis, Non Status Indians and Inuit individuals and communities in the economy. Community Economic Development Contaminated Sites (On-Reserve) . This sub-program supports the assessment and remediation of contaminated sites on reserve lands and on other lands under the Department’s custodial responsibility. It also supports First Nations to make investments in waste management systems that are critical to protecting the environment, health and safety, while improving the readiness of First Nation communities to access economic opportunities. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions to First Nations for the management of contaminated sites and funding provided in Budget 2016 for the First Nation Solid Waste Management Initiative. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 31 12 12 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The Land and Economy - Full participation of First Nations, Métis, Non Status Indians and Inuit individuals and communities in the economy. Community Economic Development Investment in Economic Opportunities . This sub-program supports First Nations and Inuit communities seeking greater participation in large and complex economic opportunities. Targeted investments provide funding for First Nation and Inuit communities to better pursue economic opportunities. This sub-program also includes adoption of regulations for complex commercial and industrial development projects through the First Nation Commercial and Industrial Development Act which helps to establish increased certainty needed by investors. These activities are critical to successfully partner with the private and public sectors to effectively participate in — and benefit from — key economic opportunities. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions to support land management and economic development. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 20 20 20 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The Land and Economy - Full participation of First Nations, Métis, Non Status Indians and Inuit individuals and communities in the economy. Community Economic Development Lands and Economic Development Services . This sub-program supports communities to effectively build and manage a land base for economic development. Incentive-based funding encourages and supports First Nations seeking to take on additional land-management responsibilities under the Indian Act. It also supports an effective transition toward greater autonomy through modern land-management tools such as the First Nation Land Management Act (FNLMA) and the First Nations Oil and Gas and Moneys Management Act (FNOGMMA). Targeted funding is available to support training, capacity development, planning, and land and environmental management. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions to support land management and economic development Economic Affairs: Economic Development 240 240 240 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The Land and Economy - Full participation of First Nations, Métis, Non Status Indians and Inuit individuals and communities in the economy. Infrastructure and Capacity Climate Resilience . Through the First Nation Adapt program, this sub-program provides funding support to First Nation communities on-reserve to assess and respond to climate change impacts on community infrastructure and emergency management. The program focuses on addressing repetitive and severe climate impacts related to flooding, forest fires and winter road failure. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions to support the construction and maintenance of community infrastructure; and Contributions for promoting the safe use, development, conservation and protection of the North’s natural resources, and promoting scientific development. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 6 6 6 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The Land and Economy - Full participation of First Nations, Métis, Non Status Indians and Inuit individuals and communities in the economy. Infrastructure and Capacity Education Facilities . This sub-program provides funding to: plan, design, construct/acquire, renovate, repair, replace, and operate and maintain band-operated elementary and secondary education facilities (including school buildings, teacherages and student residences) and any related facility services. Provincial school boards are also eligible for funding to plan, design, construct/acquire elementary and secondary education facilities for First Nation students. This sub-program also provides funding to: acquire, replace, and repair furniture, equipment and furnishing for schools, teacherages and student residences; identify education facility needs, and develop education facility plans; and design and implement maintenance management practices. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions to support the construction and maintenance of community infrastructure. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 54 76 76 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The Land and Economy - Full participation of First Nations, Métis, Non Status Indians and Inuit individuals and communities in the economy. Infrastructure and Capacity Emergency Management Assistance . This sub-program provides funding to protect the health and safety of on-reserve First Nations residents as well as their lands and critical infrastructure. The sub-program promotes the four pillars of emergency management — mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery — by providing funding and overseeing the reimbursement of eligible emergency management costs; providing timely and efficient situational awareness; and developing policy to support emergency management. It further promotes efficiency by accessing existing resources and services of provincial/territorial and First Nation emergency management partners to address on-reserve emergencies as required (with the mandate to reimburse partners for eligible expenses). This sub- program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions for emergency management assistance for activities on reserves. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 25 25 25 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The Land and Economy - Full participation of First Nations, Métis, Non Status Indians and Inuit individuals and communities in the economy. Infrastructure and Capacity Housing . This sub-program provides funding for First Nations to: plan and manage housing needs; design, construct and acquire new housing units; as well as renovate existing housing units. Working with First Nations, this sub-program seeks to increase the supply of safe and affordable housing to achieve better housing outcomes for on-reserve residents. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions to support the construction and maintenance of community infrastructure. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 87 20 20 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The Land and Economy - Full participation of First Nations, Métis, Non Status Indians and Inuit individuals and communities in the economy. Infrastructure and Capacity Other Community Infrastructure and Activities . This sub-program provides funding to plan, design, construct, acquire, operate and maintain community infrastructure assets and facilities, as well as coordinate training and undertake capacity-building activities in this area. The goal is to support First Nations in better meeting health and safety standards and provide on-reserve residents with similar levels of service to those off reserve. First Nations identify priorities and needs in their First Nation Infrastructure Investment Plans. Funding is provided for projects based on a priority assessment. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions to support the construction and maintenance of community infrastructure; and (S) Contributions in connection with First Nations infrastructure. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 156 106 106 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The Land and Economy - Full participation of First Nations, Métis, Non Status Indians and Inuit individuals and communities in the economy. Infrastructure and Capacity Water and Wastewater . This sub-program provides funding to plan, design, construct, acquire, operate and maintain water and wastewater systems, including water supply, treatment and distribution, and wastewater collection, treatment and disposal. It also provides funding to: coordinate training and capacity building for activities related to water and wastewater facilities; identify on-reserve water and wastewater infrastructure needs; develop water and wastewater infrastructure capital plans; and design and implement management practices for water and wastewater facilities maintenance. The goal is to support First Nations in meeting health and safety standards and provide on-reserve residents with service levels comparable to those off reserve. First Nations identify priorities and needs and present project proposals to the Department. Funding is provided for projects based on a priority assessment. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions to support the construction and maintenance of community infrastructure. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 122 16 16 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The Land and Economy - Full participation of First Nations, Métis, Non Status Indians and Inuit individuals and communities in the economy. Strategic Partnerships . . This Program supports Indigenous community preparedness activities to engage with partners in economic opportunities, including the Strategic Partnerships Initiative (SPI) — an innovative, horizontal program intended to align federal efforts to support Indigenous participation in complex economic opportunities, particularly large regional opportunities and major resource developments. The Strategic Partnership Initiative provides a mechanism for federal partners to collectively identify emerging opportunities, target investment decisions and streamline program application and approval processes to support Indigenous communities at the early stages of large and complex economic opportunities. In doing so, closer partnerships with non-federal partners, including provincial and territorial governments, the private sector and Indigenous communities can be built. By addressing gaps in programming, this ensures that Indigenous peoples can participate in and benefit from priority regional opportunities and major resource developments. This Program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions to support the Aboriginal Economic Development Strategic Partnerships Initiative. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 70 70 70 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The Land and Economy - Full participation of First Nations, Métis, Non Status Indians and Inuit individuals and communities in the economy. Urban Indigenous Participation . . This Program supports participation of urban Indigenous individuals and communities in the economy. It is comprised of two streams: Community Capacity Support and Urban Partnerships. The Community Capacity Support stream provides funding to urban Indigenous community organizations to deliver programs and services that are designed to remove barriers and encourage innovative partnerships. The Urban Partnerships stream is comprised of a planning component and an implementation component. The planning component supports communities with multi-stakeholder engagement (private sector, municipalities, Indigenous groups) in the design and development of regional strategic plans and the identification of community priorities. These plans are then shared with the National Association of Friendship Centres which, in turn, implements the priorities through community projects. This Program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions to support the Improved Urban Aboriginal Strategy. Economic Affairs: Employment and Income Security 13 13 13 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The North - Self-reliance, prosperity and well-being for the people and communities of the North. Northern Governance and People Climate Change Adaptation and Clean Energy . Through the Climate Change Preparedness in the North program and the Northern REACHE program (Responsible Energy Approach for Community Heating and Electricity), this sub-program provides funding support to Northern communities, governments, and organizations to address the impacts of climate change and to plan and construct renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions for promoting the safe use, development, conservation and protection of the North’s natural resources and promoting scientific development; and Contributions to support the construction and maintenance of community infrastructure. Social Affairs: Health 15 6 6 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The North - Self-reliance, prosperity and well-being for the people and communities of the North. Northern Governance and People Nutrition North . This sub-program aims to improve access to perishable nutritious food for residents of isolated northern communities that lack year-round surface (marine, road or rail). The sub-program provides a retail-based subsidy to registered retailers and suppliers to help reduce the cost of perishable nutritious food in the eligible communities. It is supported by an advisory board that gives Northerners a direct voice in the sub-program. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions to support access to healthy foods in isolated northern communities Social Affairs: Health 14 14 14 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The North - Self-reliance, prosperity and well-being for the people and communities of the North. Northern Governance and People Political Development, Intergovernmental and Inuit Relations . This sub-program facilitates the growth of strong, effective and efficient government structures in the North. The devolution of responsibilities for land and resource management to territorial governments will strengthen northern governance. This sub-program also supports legislation and policy initiatives, the advancement of intergovernmental processes, collaboration with Inuit organizations and governments, the appointment of Territorial Commissioners and general federal-territorial relationships. In addition, it ensures that circumpolar cooperation activities reflect Canadian interests and grants are provided to territorial governments for hospital and physician services. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Grants to the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Government of Nunavut for health care of Indians and Inuit; Grants for the Political Evolution of the Territories, Particularly as it Pertains to Devolution; and Contributions to promote social and political development in the North and for Northerners. Social Affairs: Health 59 59 59 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The North - Self-reliance, prosperity and well-being for the people and communities of the North. Northern Land, Resources and Environmental Management Contaminated Sites . This sub-program ensures that contaminated sites are managed to ensure the protection of human health, safety and the environment for all Northerners by assessing and remediating contaminated sites and supporting the employment and training of Northerners, particularly Indigenous peoples. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions for promoting the safe use, development, conservation and protection of the North’s natural resources, and promoting scientific development; Transfer Payments to the Government of Yukon for the care and maintenance, remediation and management of the closure of contaminated sites in Yukon; and Transfer payments to the Government of Yukon for the remediation of the Marwell Tar Pit Site to support the Contaminated Sites Program. Economic Affairs: Environment 93 93 93 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The North - Self-reliance, prosperity and well-being for the people and communities of the North. Northern Land, Resources and Environmental Management Land and Water Management . This sub-program manages the land and water interests of Northerners, Indigenous peoples, and other Canadians in Nunavut and in lands managed by the Department in the Northwest Territories and Yukon. This is achieved through: the development, approval and implementation of sound land use plans; environmental monitoring; administration of land rights; provision of inspection and investigation services for land use permits and water licences; and management of their securities. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions for promoting the safe use, development, conservation and protection of the North’s natural resources and promoting scientific development. Economic Affairs: Environment 117 117 117 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The North - Self-reliance, prosperity and well-being for the people and communities of the North. Northern Land, Resources and Environmental Management Petroleum and Minerals . This sub-program manages the petroleum and mineral resource interests of Northerners, Indigenous peoples and Canadians generally on federal lands in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and the northern offshore. This sub-program: manages the rights to Crown petroleum and mineral resources; collects Crown royalties; participates in project assessments and land-use planning; and promotes Indigenous participation in resource development. It regularly engages federal, territorial and Indigenous organizations to consider socio-cultural and environmental sensitivities related to petroleum and mineral activities. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions for promoting the safe use, development, conservation and protection of the North’s natural resources and promoting scientific development. Economic Affairs: Environment 20 20 20 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The North - Self-reliance, prosperity and well-being for the people and communities of the North. Northern Science and Technology Northern Contaminants . This sub-program engages Northerners and scientists in researching and monitoring long-range contaminants in the Canadian Arctic. The data generated by this sub-program is used to assess ecosystem and human health, and the findings of these assessments inform policy, resulting in action to eliminate contaminants from long-range sources. This supports the safety and security of traditional country foods that are important to the health of Northerners and northern communities. The sub-program also contributes scientific data to contaminants-related international agreements and assessments, helping to position Canada as an international leader in Arctic science. These international agreements will improve the health of Arctic people and wildlife over the long term. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions for promoting the safe use, development, conservation and protection of the North’s natural resources and promoting scientific development; and Contributions to promote social and political development in the North and for Northerners. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 10 10 10 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The North - Self-reliance, prosperity and well-being for the people and communities of the North. Northern Science and Technology Science Initiatives . This sub-program works to position Canada as a leader in Arctic science and technology through the establishment of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station. The Station will be a world-class, year-round, multidisciplinary facility on the cutting edge of Arctic issues that will anchor a strong research presence in Canada’s Arctic to serve Canada and the world. It will advance Canada’s knowledge of the Arctic in order to improve economic opportunities, environmental stewardship and the quality of life of Northerners and all Canadians. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Grants to Support the Advancement of Northern Science and Technology; Contributions to Support the Advancement of Northern Science and Technology Economic Affairs: Research and Development 35 23 23 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The People - Individual, family and community well-being for First Nations and Inuit. Education Elementary and Secondary Education . This sub-program supports First Nation decision-making by providing funding to eligible on-reserve students with elementary and secondary education services that are comparable to those required in provincial schools. The sub-program provides funding to First Nations, or organizations designated by First Nations, to pay salaries for on-reserve school teachers and other instructional services, reimburse tuition for on-reserve students who attend provincial schools, provide student support services (e.g. transportation), and enhance education services (e.g. curriculum and language development, teacher recruitment and retention, community and parent engagement in education, and Information Communication Technology capacity). Funding also targets a series of specific initiatives that: support students with identified, high-cost special education needs; improve student achievement levels in reading, writing and mathematics; develop school success plans; implement school performance measurement systems to assess, report on, and accelerate student progress; and encourage students to remain in school and graduate. Additionally, this sub-program invests in tripartite partnerships — amongst First Nations, provincial governments and the Government of Canada — to help First Nations students who move between on-reserve and provincial schools to succeed. This sub-program also includes a number of initiatives that support culturally appropriate education activities, including cultural education centres. It also provides support to First Nations and Inuit youth in their efforts to transition from secondary school to either post-secondary education or the labour market. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Grants to support First Nations Elementary and Secondary Educational Advancement; Grants to increase First Nations and Inuit Youth Participation in Education and Labour Market Opportunities; Contributions to support First Nations Elementary and Secondary Educational Advancement; and Contributions to increase First Nations and Inuit Youth Participation in Education and Labour Market Opportunities. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 280 280 280 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The People - Individual, family and community well-being for First Nations and Inuit. Education Post-Secondary Education . This sub-program helps eligible First Nation and Inuit students access and succeed in post-secondary education. The sub-program provides funding to First Nations, tribal councils or regional First Nation and Inuit organizations to assist eligible students to pay for tuition fees, books, travel, and living expenses (when applicable). Financial support also targets a series of specific initiatives to: enable eligible First Nation and Inuit students to attain the academic level required for entrance to degree and diploma credit programs through entrance preparation programs offered by Canadian post-secondary institutions; and assist post-secondary education institutions to design and deliver university- and college-level courses that are tailored to the needs of First Nation and Inuit students. This sub-program also provides funding to Indspire — a national, registered non-profit organization — to provide post-secondary scholarships, including matching funds raised by Indspire from non-federal sources, and to deliver programs, such as career conferences, for secondary students in order to help First Nation and Inuit students pursue academic or career opportunities. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Grants to support First Nations and Inuit Post-Secondary Educational Advancement; Contributions to increase First Nations and Inuit Youth Participation in Education and Labour Market Opportunities; and Contributions to support First Nations and Inuit Post-Secondary Educational Advancement. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 20 20 20 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The People - Individual, family and community well-being for First Nations and Inuit. First Nations Individual Affairs Estates . This sub-program ensures that the federal government’s responsibilities (pursuant to sections 42 to 52 of the Indian Act) are met by developing policies and procedures, and providing guidance, information and support for the management and administration of Indian estates. The Indian Act provides the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada with exclusive jurisdiction over the administration of estates for First Nations individuals who were ordinarily resident on reserve at the time of their death (decedent estates), or for those declared by the appropriate provincial/territorial authority to be incapable of managing their financial affairs (living estates of dependent adults). The Indian Act also provides the Minister with discretionary jurisdiction to appoint guardians to administer the property of minors. INAC’s role includes approving a will or declaring a will to be void in whole or in part and providing for the administration of both decedent and living estates through the appointment of executors, administrators or guardians. INAC may also act as the administrator or guardian of an estate when there is no one else eligible or willing to do so. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions to supply public services in Indian Government Support and to build strong governance, administrative and accountability systems. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 46 46 46 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The People - Individual, family and community well-being for First Nations and Inuit. First Nations Individual Affairs Registration and Membership . This sub-program supports INAC, under the Indian Act, to maintain the Indian Register, determine entitlement to Indian registration, maintain departmentally controlled Band lists and provide advice on matters such as Band divisions and amalgamations. Through client services and partnerships with First Nations, the sub-program seeks to register eligible applicants pursuant to sections 5 to 7 of the Indian Act, and also issue proof of registration documents, such as the Secure Certificate of Indian Status, which identify those eligible to receive programs and services available to registered Indians. A current and accurate Indian Register and issuance of the Secure Certificate of Indian Status are fundamental to the effective and accountable delivery of federal programs and services for eligible users. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions to Indian bands for registration administration. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 213 213 213 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The People - Individual, family and community well-being for First Nations and Inuit. Residential Schools Resolution . . This Program supports a fair and lasting resolution to the legacy of Indian Residential Schools through implementation of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA) — a multi-party negotiated settlement monitored by the courts. The Program supports resolution of claims of abuse under the Independent Assessment Process (IAP) and promotes reconciliation with former students, their families and communities, and other Canadians. In addition to its legal obligations under IRSSA, INAC promotes reconciliation between the Government of Canada and Indigenous peoples, as well as between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 260 66 2 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The People - Individual, family and community well-being for First Nations and Inuit. Social Development Assisted Living . This sub-program provides funding for non-medical, social supports services so that seniors, adults with chronic illness, and children and adults with disabilities can maintain functional independence. There are three major components to the sub-program: in-home care; adult foster care; and institutional care (institutional care is provided for eligible individuals in need of personal, non-medical care on a 24-hour basis). These services are available to individuals living on reserve or ordinarily resident on reserve who have been formally assessed by a health care professional (in a manner consistent with provincial or territorial legislation and standards), and identified as requiring services but without the means to obtain such services themselves. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Grants and Contributions to provide income support to on-reserve residents. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 19 19 19 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The People - Individual, family and community well-being for First Nations and Inuit. Social Development Family Violence Prevention . This sub-program provides funding for family violence protection and prevention services that are responsive to community needs for which there are two components. The first component supports women, children and families living on reserve with family violence shelter services by providing funding to core shelter operations. The second component is to support family violence prevention activities by providing funding to Indigenous communities and organizations. The Family Violence Prevention sub-program also works to address issues related to Indigenous women and girls. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions to provide women, children and families ordinarily resident on-reserve with protection and prevention services; and Contributions for the purpose of consultation and policy development. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 14 14 14 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The People - Individual, family and community well-being for First Nations and Inuit. Social Development First Nations Child and Family Services . This sub-program provides funding for child and family services supporting the safety and well-being of First Nation children and families who are ordinarily resident on reserve. Culturally appropriate prevention and protection services are delivered by service providers in accordance with provincial or territorial legislation and standards. This sub-program supports: developmental funding for new organizations; maintenance funding for costs associated with maintaining a child in care; operations funding for staffing and administrative costs of an agency; and prevention funding. In 2007, following provincial lead, the First Nations Child and Family Services sub-program started introducing changes focussing on prevention. The goal of the prevention approach is to improve services, family cohesion and life outcomes for First Nation children and families on reserve. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Contributions to provide women, children and families ordinarily resident on-reserve with protection and prevention services. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 46 48 44 .
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development The People - Individual, family and community well-being for First Nations and Inuit. Social Development Income Assistance . This sub-program provides funding to First Nations, First Nation organizations and the province of Ontario (under the 1965 agreement) to assist eligible individuals and families living on reserve who are in financial need, through the provision of basic and special needs that are in alignment with the rates and eligibility criteria of reference for provinces or Yukon. The sub-program also provides funding for service delivery and pre-employment services designed to help clients transition to, and remain in, the workforce. INAC also contributes to the funding of day care services for First Nation families in Ontario and Alberta. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment(s): Grants and Contributions to provide income support to on-reserve residents. Social Affairs: Social Inclusion 80 80 80 .
Department of Industry Advancements in science and technology, knowledge, and innovation strengthen the Canadian economy. Industrial Research and Development Financing Aerospace and Defence Innovation . This program supports research and development in the Canadian aerospace, defence, space and security industries through repayable and non-repayable contributions. It fosters innovation and competitiveness by encouraging and leveraging investment in the research and development of new technologies, products, processes and services. The program also stimulates collaboration among research institutes, universities, colleges and the private sector to further refine new and existing products and processes through research and development, learning-by-doing, and innovation. This program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative and the Technology Demonstration Program. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 43 44 44 .
Department of Industry Advancements in science and technology, knowledge, and innovation strengthen the Canadian economy. Industrial Research and Development Financing Automotive Innovation . This program supports small- and large-scale initiatives across the automotive supply chain through repayable and non-repayable contributions. The Automotive Innovation Fund supports the production of innovative, greener and more fuel-efficient vehicles through repayable contributions for strategic, large-scale research and development projects in the automotive sector. The Automotive Supplier Innovation Program provides non-repayable contributions to help Canadian-based suppliers gain a competitive edge through new innovative products and processes. The program supports product development and technology demonstration on a cost-shared basis with participating firms to help innovations become commercially viable. This program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Automotive Innovation Fund and Automotive Supplier Innovation Program. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 7 7 7 .
Department of Industry Advancements in science and technology, knowledge, and innovation strengthen the Canadian economy. Science, Technology and Innovation Capacity Science and Technology Partnerships . This program oversees implementation of science and technology programs delivered by the Department’s Industry Portfolio partners. It manages federal funding agreements with arm’s length organizations that support Canada’s science, technology and innovation capacity. The program also conducts research and analysis in support of its oversight, governance and management responsibilities. It supports research, education and innovation in post-secondary institutions. It promotes a science and entrepreneurial culture and the development of a pool of talent in the science and technology industry. This program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Canada Foundation for Innovation, CANARIE Inc, Genome Canada, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Mitacs Inc., Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and the Institute for Quantum Computing. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 55 52 45 Additional FTEs in 2017–18 and 2018–19 reflect the increase in resources required to deliver the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund.
Department of Industry Advancements in science and technology, knowledge, and innovation strengthen the Canadian economy. Science, Technology and Innovation Capacity Science and Technology Policy and Analysis . This program supports science, technology and innovation (ST&I) by providing analysis and advice and developing policies and programs to improve Canada’s research and development capacity and excellence in Canada’s innovation system. This is accomplished through partnerships, consultation and collaboration with various stakeholders including the private sector, universities and colleges and their associations, provincial/territorial governments, foreign governments and international organizations. This program also works closely with Industry Portfolio partners such as the National Research Council and the federal granting councils within the Industry Portfolio (the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) as well as other science-based departments and agencies to promote horizontal coordination of ST&I policies. This program also supports the activities of the Science, Technology and Innovation Council, an external advisory body that provides Ministers with confidential advice on ST&I policy issues and publicly reports on Canada’s ST&I performance against international standards of excellence. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Council of Canadian Academies. Economic Affairs: Research and Development 43 43 43 .
Department of Industry Canadian businesses and communities are competitive. Community Economic Development Computer and Internet Access . This program supports enhanced access to computers and the Internet in communities across the country. Through the Connecting Canadians Program, it funds the extension and enhancement of broadband infrastructure to reach previously underserved communities bringing with it new opportunities for entrepreneurship as well as access to new services. It is also responsible for maintaining current maps of broadband coverage across Canada and for working with other government partners to leverage support for broadband infrastructure. The Computers for Schools Program refurbishes surplus computer equipment donated by the public and private sectors, and distributes it to schools, libraries, not-for-profit organizations and Indigenous communities, ensuring access to digital tools needed for the skills for tomorrow. It also provides youth internship opportunities where young Canadians can gain valuable experience in the field of information and communications technologies. This program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Youth Internships, Computers for Schools, Computers for Schools – Technical Work Experience Program, and Connecting Canadians Program. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 48 48 48 .
Department of Industry Canadian businesses and communities are competitive. Community Economic Development Northern Ontario Economic Development . This program promotes economic development and diversification, job creation, and sustainable, self-reliant communities in Northern Ontario. This is achieved by providing transfer payments to small and medium-sized enterprises and not-for-profit organizations, including municipalities, municipal organizations, community development organizations and research institutions, in the following priority areas: community economic development, business growth and competitiveness and innovation. As part of the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2018, this program also provides support for business and economic development activities that enhance the economic vitality of francophone communities throughout Northern Ontario and encourage sustainable growth. This program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Northern Ontario Development Program, Economic Development Initiative, and Community Futures Program. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 66 64 64 .
Department of Industry Canadian businesses and communities are competitive. Industrial Competitiveness and Capacity Economic Outcomes from Procurement . This program implements the Defence Procurement Strategy, which includes the Industrial and Technological Benefits policy and the weighted and rated value proposition (VP). This program also implements the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy VP and manages the monitoring and verification of the former Industrial and Regional Benefits obligations. These seek to improve the economic outcomes from certain defence and security procurements across the country. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 50 52 52 .
Department of Industry Canadian businesses and communities are competitive. Industrial Competitiveness and Capacity Industry-Specific Policy and Analysis . This program supports the creation of a business environment that is conducive to innovation and growth. It provides intelligence, analysis and advice on the challenges and opportunities facing industry as it seeks to be competitive in global markets. Industry-specific analysis is used to inform stakeholders on key issues and policies that are relevant to the competitiveness of targeted industries and their positions within globalized markets and value chains. In collaboration with partners such as industry associations and other government departments, the program develops and disseminates studies, research papers and statistical reports to create an evidence base for informed decision making. Targeted outreach assists industry in better understanding government policy and programs. This program also promotes the adoption and adaptation of new and emerging technologies and skills for business processes, and promotes strategic research and development, marketing, investment and international business development activities. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 160 160 160 .
Department of Industry Canadian businesses and communities are competitive. Small Business Research, Financing and Services Service for Business . This program develops strategies and operates programs that are focussed on improving access to relevant government information and services for Canadian businesses, in particular entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), including cooperatives. This includes, among other initiatives, the Canada Business Network (CBN) and BizPaL, which, in collaboration with other federal departments and agencies, provincial, territorial and municipal governments and other entities, provide one-stop access to specific government information on programs, services, permits, licences and regulations along with other business-related tools. CBN and BizPaL services are offered through the Internet and toll-free telephone. CBN officer-assisted services are also provided across Canada. The program is responsible for the development and implementation of Industry Canada’s Service Strategy and reports on strategies for reducing paperwork burden on SMEs when complying with government requirements and obligations. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 58 58 58 .
Department of Industry Canadian businesses and communities are competitive. Small Business Research, Financing and Services Small Business Financing and Growth . This program helps Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs access financing that would not otherwise be available or would only be available under less favourable terms. Futurpreneur Canada also assists young entrepreneurs through mentoring, where the entrepreneur is matched with an experienced business professional. This program also provides advice and support to the Business Development Bank of Canada and promotes understanding of the challenges small businesses face in adopting business practices that help them to grow and innovate. This program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Canada Small Business Financing Program and Futurpreneur Canada. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 61 61 61 .
Department of Industry Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 1417.15 1417.15 1417.15 .
Department of Industry The Canadian marketplace is efficient and competitive. Marketplace Competition and Investments Competition Law Enforcement . This program is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Competition Act, including provisions enacted by Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation, as well as the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act, the Precious Metals Marking Act and the Textile Labelling Act. The Competition Bureau (the Bureau) is an independent law enforcement agency whose activities are supported in part by user fees. It seeks to promote and increase compliance with the acts to ensure that anti-competitive conduct does not hinder growth and innovation in the Canadian economy. The Bureau protects and promotes competitive markets by preventing and deterring anti-competitive conduct and deceptive marketing practices. It also reviews merger transactions to ensure their compliance with the Competition Act. This program is also responsible for providing advice to legislators and policy-makers and intervening or making representations before federal and provincial boards, commissions and tribunals, to promote and advocate for the incorporation of competition considerations to achieve policy or regulatory objectives. Economic Affairs: Market integrity, regulation, and competition 337 337 337 .
Department of Industry The Canadian marketplace is efficient and competitive. Marketplace Competition and Investments Investment Review . This program implements the provisions of the Investment Canada Act by ensuring that the Minister of Industry has the information needed to determine whether a significant foreign investment is likely to be of net benefit to Canada and/or whether there are reasonable grounds to believe that an investment could be injurious to national security. This is accomplished by developing investment policy, processing notifications filed by investors, and reviewing transactions within the scope of the Act. Economic Affairs: Market integrity, regulation, and competition 14 14 14 .
Department of Industry The Canadian marketplace is efficient and competitive. Marketplace Frameworks and Regulation Consumer Affairs . This program promotes the interests and protection of Canadian consumers, to enable them to be effective marketplace participants. It supports policy development, and contributes to intergovernmental harmonization of consumer protection rules, both nationally (under Chapter 8 of the Agreement on Internal Trade) and internationally (through the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and International Organization for Standardization). It identifies important consumer issues and develops and disseminates consumer information and awareness tools. The program encourages consumer organizations to reach financial self-sufficiency, which assists them in providing meaningful, evidence-based input to public policy in the consumer interest. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Program for Non-profit Consumer and Voluntary Organizations. Economic Affairs: Market integrity, regulation, and competition 15 15 15 .
Department of Industry The Canadian marketplace is efficient and competitive. Marketplace Frameworks and Regulation Federal Incorporation . This program allows Canadians and businesses (with the exception of financial institutions) to incorporate at the federal level in accordance with the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Boards of Trade Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act and the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act or to carry out transactions under the Canada Corporations Act. It also issues and registers official documents under the Great Seal of Canada. The program’s main lines of business include incorporation and related services (such as amalgamation or corporate charter amendments), dissolution of corporations, rulings on the use of corporate names, the name search service NUANS, collection and dissemination of information on federal companies, compliance and enforcement activities related to the statutes it administers and development of incorporation policy and regulations. The activities of this program are supported by user fees. The program’s activities directly affect Canadian businesses, not-for-profit organizations and other corporate entities. Economic Affairs: Market integrity, regulation, and competition 80 80 80 .
Department of Industry The Canadian marketplace is efficient and competitive. Marketplace Frameworks and Regulation Insolvency . This program supervises the administration of estates and matters under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and carries out duties under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act through the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy, which operates as a vote net revenue organization whose activities are supported in part by user fees. It protects the integrity of the insolvency system by maintaining an efficient and effective insolvency regulatory framework; promoting awareness of the rights and responsibilities of stakeholders; ensuring compliance with the regulatory framework; by being an integral source of information on Canadian insolvency matters; and by developing policy. Economic Affairs: Market integrity, regulation, and competition 395 395 395 .
Department of Industry The Canadian marketplace is efficient and competitive. Marketplace Frameworks and Regulation Intellectual Property . This program develops Canada’s intellectual property policy and administers its system of intellectual property (IP) rights, namely patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs and integrated circuit topographies. The Canadian Intellectual Property Office, which operates under a revolving fund supported by user fees, assigns, grants and registers IP rights, legally recognizing certain endeavours of originality and creativity. It also disseminates information related to these rights to businesses, international IP offices, educational institutions, and Canadians. This program represents Canada’s IP interests internationally and ensures that IP policy supports innovation, competitiveness and economic growth and that the benefits of the IP system accrue to Canadians and enable IP owners to protect their innovation investments. Its clients include Canadian and foreign applicants for IP protection, users of IP information and the Canadian business community. Economic Affairs: Market integrity, regulation, and competition 1023 1029 1029 .
Department of Industry The Canadian marketplace is efficient and competitive. Marketplace Frameworks and Regulation Market Access . This program provides policy, administrative and operational support and advice to the Minister of Industry, the Committee on Internal Trade, its Chair, and other committees or working groups established under the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) or by the committee across the federal, provincial and territorial governments. The purpose of the AIT is to reduce and eliminate, to the extent possible, barriers to the free movement of persons, goods, services and investment within Canada and to establish an open, efficient and stable domestic market. This program also provides policy advice on bilateral, regional, plurilateral and multilateral initiatives, including regulations and standards, impacting Canadian companies’ access to global markets and the development of international marketplace framework policies. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Internal Trade Secretariat Corporation. Economic Affairs: Market integrity, regulation, and competition 17 17 17 .
Department of Industry The Canadian marketplace is efficient and competitive. Marketplace Frameworks and Regulation Trade Measurement . This program ensures the integrity and accuracy of measurement-based financial transactions and has sole federal jurisdiction for the administration and enforcement of the laws governing trade measurement in Canada: the Weights and Measures Act and Regulations and the Electricity and Gas Inspection Act and Regulations. It protects Canadians against loss due to inaccurate measurement at all levels of trade and maintains domestic and international consumer and business confidence in the accurate measurement of goods and services bought and sold on the basis of measure, by ensuring scales, gas pumps, electricity and natural gas meters and other measuring devices used in Canada meet legislative standards for accuracy and performance. This program develops trade measurement requirements, approves prototype measuring devices for use in Canada, assesses measurement accuracy in the marketplace, investigates business and consumer complaints of suspected inaccurate measurement, and compels corrective actions when unfair or improper practices are found. The program also accredits qualified private sector organizations to perform measuring device inspections. Economic Affairs: Market integrity, regulation, and competition 271 271 271 .
Department of Industry The Canadian marketplace is efficient and competitive. Spectrum, Telecommunications and the Digital Economy Communications Technologies Research and Innovation . This program conducts research on advanced communications systems and technologies primarily to support the development of public policy and services for Industry Canada. Research projects involve a combination of in-house activities and partnerships with other government departments, industry and academic organizations. The research performed provides insight into communications technologies, which assists in the development of communications policies, regulations and program delivery, provides support to critical government operations, and establishes ties with industry and academia to facilitate future collaboration and promote innovation in this area. Economic Affairs: Market integrity, regulation, and competition 173 169 160 .
Department of Industry The Canadian marketplace is efficient and competitive. Spectrum, Telecommunications and the Digital Economy Spectrum Management and Regulation . This program leads the orderly and secure evolution of Canada’s radio spectrum and telecommunications infrastructure and promotes competition through the development of a coherent and effective regulatory framework, the enforcement of domestic and international requirements and the implementation of internationally negotiated standards and treaties. This provides telecommunication manufacturers and service providers with the favourable conditions they need to develop, introduce and market leading technologies and services. This program issues licences to use specific frequencies of the spectrum to businesses, organizations, and individuals, including on a first-come, first-served basis and through auctions. The program also provides authorizations for the use of spectrum and orbital resources for satellite systems. The program monitors and enforces compliance with licence conditions and regulations. To avoid interference and protect health and safety, this program verifies and monitors compliance with Canadian radiocommunications and telecommunications equipment regulations and legislation. The program also plays a role in protecting critical infrastructure, in making spectrum available for first responders, in supporting the telecommunications industry in times of emergency, in leading cyber resilience initiatives and supporting cyber security. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Radio Advisory Board of Canada. Economic Affairs: Market integrity, regulation, and competition 474 474 474 .
Department of Industry The Canadian marketplace is efficient and competitive. Spectrum, Telecommunications and the Digital Economy Spectrum and Telecommunications Policy and Legislation . This program develops legal and policy frameworks in the areas of spectrum, telecommunications, privacy protection and cyber resilience, including cyber security. It promotes the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian digital economy by regulating commercial conduct and discouraging misconduct in the use of electronic means to carry out commercial activities and by working with the private sector to remove barriers to the use of e-commerce. The program works with international organizations to promote and protect Canadian interests in international discussions, agreements and treaties and to negotiate standards. The program works to update or create legislation as information and communications technologies and their use evolve. It develops policy in support of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation, the Telecommunications Act and the Radiocommunication Act. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: International Telecommunication Union, Geneva, Switzerland. Economic Affairs: Market integrity, regulation, and competition 68 68 68 .
Department of Justice A Federal Government that is Supported by High-Quality Legal Services. Legal Services to Government Program . . The Department of Justice provides an integrated suite of high quality legal advisory, litigation and legislative services to the Minister of Justice and to all federal departments and agencies to support them in meeting the Government’s policy and programming priorities and to advance the overall objectives of the government. Services are provided through a network of departmental legal services units co-located with client departments and agencies, specialized legal capacities within national headquarters, and a network of regional offices and sub-offices providing legal advisory and litigation services to federal departments and agencies across the country. Government Affairs: Government Operations 3089 3089 3089 .
Department of Justice A fair, relevant and accessible Canadian justice system. Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime . . The Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime was created to provide a voice for victims of crime at the federal level and to ensure that the federal government meets its commitments to victims. The Office provides direct information, referral and complaint review services to its primary clients – victims, victims’ family members or representatives, victim serving agencies, and other related stakeholders. The Office also helps raise awareness of systemic issues among all criminal justice and victim serving personnel as well as provides related recommendations and advice to the Government of Canada through the Minister of Justice. In order to fulfill its mandate, the Office promotes access by victims to existing federal programs and services for victims; addresses complaints of victims about compliance with the provisions of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act , promotes awareness of the needs and concerns of victims and the applicable laws that benefit victims of crime, including Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and the principles set out in the Canadian Statement of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime; identifies and reviews emerging and systemic issues that negatively impact victims of crime; and facilitates access by victims to existing federal programs and services by providing them with information and referrals. The Ombudsman reports directly to the Minister of Justice and, as such, the Office falls outside the Department’s governance framework. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 9 9 9 .
Department of Justice A fair, relevant and accessible Canadian justice system. Stewardship of the Canadian Legal Framework Justice System Support Aboriginal and Northern Justice The Department contributes funding to the provinces and territories for programs and services which provides culturally appropriate assistance to Aboriginal people navigating the criminal justice system. The Department also provides funding to a range of recipients who deliver programs which provide culturally relevant alternatives to the mainstream justice system for Aboriginal people. Finally, the Department provides contribution funding to the territories to help ensure that Northern residents have access to legal representation and advice as well as information on the justice system. Funding is provided through the following grants and contributions programs: Aboriginal Justice Strategy, Aboriginal Courtwork Program, and Access to Justice Services Agreements in the Territories. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 14 14 14 .
Department of Justice A fair, relevant and accessible Canadian justice system. Stewardship of the Canadian Legal Framework Justice System Support Criminal Justice and Legal Representation The Department supports access to justice and the efficient functioning of the Canadian justice system. The Department provides contribution funding to Provinces to help ensure that economically disadvantaged individuals have access to legal advice, representation and information for criminal law, youth criminal justice, and immigration and refugee matters. Provinces, territories, or their legal aid service delivery entities also receive funding for the management and delivery of court-ordered counsel in federal prosecutions, and for legal assistance in national security matters. In addition, grants and contributions funding is also made available to a wide range of other recipients to support: (1) alternatives to incarceration for non-violent drug addicted offenders; (2) Special Advocates in Division 9 proceedings under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; (3) the prosecution of capital market fraud cases; (4) the development of public legal education resources; and (5) projects that assist in developing effective responses to trends and issues effecting Canadian justice policy. This sub-sub program uses funding from the following grants and contributions programs: Legal Aid Program (includes, Criminal Legal Aid, Public Security and Anti-terrorism Legal Aid, Immigration and Refugee Legal Aid and Court Ordered Counsel in Federal Prosecutions), Drug Treatment Court Funding Program, Integrated Market Enforcement Teams Reserve Fund, Special Advocates Program, International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (Unidroit), Hague Conference on Private International Law, and Justice Partnership and Innovation Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 12 12 12 .
Department of Justice A fair, relevant and accessible Canadian justice system. Stewardship of the Canadian Legal Framework Justice System Support Family Justice The Department, through grants and contributions funding, provides support to Canadians experiencing separation and divorce by facilitating effective delivery of programs and services, such as parent education, mediation, support enforcement and child support recalculation, and developing family law information and training resources. Family justice funding assists the provinces and territories to develop and provide family justice services and programs that are aimed at enhancing the capacity of parents to reach appropriate custody, access and support agreements and comply with those agreements. Federal funding also assists non-government organizations in developing family law information and training resources, supports implementation of the Department’s legislative obligations and policy priorities in the area of family justice, and provides support to program evaluation by collecting and reporting on the funding data. This sub-sub program uses funding from the following grants and contributions program: Supporting Families Fund. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 0 0 0 The Supporting Families Fund is sunsetting on March 31, 2017. A renewal of resources may be sought.
Department of Justice A fair, relevant and accessible Canadian justice system. Stewardship of the Canadian Legal Framework Justice System Support Justice in Official Languages The Department, through grants and contributions funding, provides support to improve access to justice in both official languages to persons navigating the justice system. The Department manages the Access to Justice in Both Official Languages Support Fund and takes positive measures to fulfill the federal government’s commitment contained in section 41 of the Official Languages Act towards the development of official language minority communities and the promotion of English and French. The Department also manages the Contraventions Act Fund that provides funding to provinces, territories and municipalities where the Contraventions Act is implemented so that they can provide justice services on behalf of the federal government in a manner consistent with the applicable language rights involving compliance with judicial services as set out in sections 530 and 530.1 of the Criminal Code and extra-judicial services as set out in Part IV of the Official Languages Act. This sub-sub program uses funding from the following grants and contributions programs: Access to Justice in Both Official Languages Support Fund and Contraventions Act Fund. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 10 10 10 .
Department of Justice A fair, relevant and accessible Canadian justice system. Stewardship of the Canadian Legal Framework Justice System Support Victims of Crime The Department, through grants and contributions funding, aims to give victims of crime a more effective voice in the criminal justice system. As part of the Federal Victims Strategy, the Department provides funding to provincial and territorial governments and non-governmental organizations to increase awareness and knowledge of victim issues, legislation and services available, as well as to develop and deliver victim programs, services and assistance to meet gaps in services for victims of crime. The Department also provides direct, limited, emergency financial assistance to individual victims in certain specified circumstances, including travel for registered victims to attend Parole Board of Canada hearings and Canadians victimized abroad. This sub-sub program uses funding from the following grants and contributions program: the Victims Fund. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 4 4 4 .
Department of Justice A fair, relevant and accessible Canadian justice system. Stewardship of the Canadian Legal Framework Justice System Support Youth Justice The Department promotes the protection of the public by supporting programs and services which are consistent with the objectives of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The Department provides contribution funding to the provinces and territories for programs and services aimed at youth in conflict with the law which encourages their accountability, rehabilitation and reintegration into the community; promote diversion from the formal court process where appropriate; and reserve custody for the most serious offenders. Funding is also provided to the provinces and territories for specialized therapeutic programs and services for youth with mental health needs who are convicted of a serious violent offence. Finally, funding is available to a wide range of recipients for projects which encourage a more effective youth justice system, respond to youth justice issues and enable greater citizen and community participation in the youth justice system. Such projects include programs specifically aimed at youth in conflict with the law, training for justice professionals and youth service providers and research. Funding is provided through the following grants and contributions programs: Youth Justice Services Funding Program, Intensive Rehabilitative Custody and Supervision Program and the Youth Justice Fund. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 4 4 4 .
Department of Justice A fair, relevant and accessible Canadian justice system. Stewardship of the Canadian Legal Framework Legal Policies and Laws . The Department develops and coordinates all federal justice legislative reforms, policy options, and initiatives that promote a fair, accessible and relevant justice system for the benefit of Canadians. This includes the areas of judicial affairs, criminal justice, victims of crime, youth justice, family justice, official languages, contraventions, illicit drugs (via the National Anti-Drug Strategy), bijuralism, Aboriginal justice, human rights, privacy, access to information, security and terrorism. The Department monitors developments in law, policy and procedure; develops and implements options for law, enforcement and policy reforms through legislation; develops and provides information and services to implement new and existing policies and laws; and provides advice to other federal departments in matters related to justice-related laws and policies. As the administration of justice is an area of shared jurisdiction, the Department works closely with the provinces and territories in support of their responsibility for the day-to-day administration of justice. The Department supports the Minister of Justice throughout the Cabinet and Parliamentary processes with respect to both justice reforms and Parliamentary business involving justice matters such as private members’ bills and Parliamentary reviews. Furthermore, the Department supports the government’s international priorities related to justice - namely, the provision of policy advice in the development of Canada’s international justice policies, the negotiation within bilateral or multilateral fora of international norms, treaties and conventions, the development of legal cooperation programs as well as the provision of legal technical assistance to foreign countries seeking to reform their justice system. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 210 210 210 .
Department of Justice Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 948 948 948 .
Department of National Defence Defence Operations and Services Improve Stability and Security, and Promote Canadian Interests and Values. Defence Combat and Support Operations Domestic and Continental Defence Operations Ongoing Continental Defence Operations in Cooperation with US Ongoing Continental Defence Operations in Cooperation with the United States aim to protect Canada and North America in accordance with agreements with the United States, Caribbean and Central and South American nations where applicable, that are outside the purview of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Results are achieved through the employment of forces with the requisite military capabilities to conduct daily continental operations where threats along air, land and sea approaches to Canadian territory are detected, identified, monitored, tracked, deterred, intercepted, diverted and neutralized, as required. This Program includes participation in the US-led Joint Interagency Task Force (South) as well as the employment of military capabilities in support to the United States in accordance with requirements and emergency/contingency plans established through bi-lateral agreements. Results may sometimes also be achieved through application of military capabilities in co-ordination with South American and Caribbean nations. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 188 191 191 .
Department of National Defence Defence Operations and Services Improve Stability and Security, and Promote Canadian Interests and Values. Defence Combat and Support Operations Domestic and Continental Defence Operations Ongoing Defence Operations through NORAD Ongoing Defence Operations through NORAD seek to provide for the defence of North America in combination with the United States through the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) in accordance with the North American Aerospace Defence Agreement. This agreement provides co-ordinated bi-national delivery of both aerospace and maritime warning capabilities as well as related control capabilities to the Governments of Canada and the United States in order to protect against threats that may impact the North American continent. The aerospace warning and control capabilities applied through this Program typically detect, identify, monitor, track, deter, intercept, divert and neutralize manned or unmanned air-breathing vehicles that threaten air sovereignty. They also detect and monitor airborne and maritime vessels that are suspected of illegal drug trafficking and human trafficking/illegal immigrants, and relay information to civilian law enforcement agencies. The maritime warning capabilities applied through this Program provide shared awareness and a mutual understanding of activity within maritime approaches, marine areas, and inland waterways that are in the jurisdictions of Canada and the United States. This Program is conducted within the framework of the North Atlantic Treaty and therefore is also a key aspect of trans-Atlantic security and defence. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 764 776 778 .
Department of National Defence Defence Operations and Services Improve Stability and Security, and Promote Canadian Interests and Values. Defence Combat and Support Operations Domestic and Continental Defence Operations Ongoing Defence, Security and Sovereignty of Canada Operations Ongoing Defence, Security and Sovereignty of Canada Operations aim to ensure constant monitoring and conspicuous presence of military forces in Canadian territory, including the arctic, through the application of military power. When necessary this Program also delivers localized responses against detected aggressors that threaten the security of Canadians, the sovereignty of Canada, or the interests of the Canadian Government. Typical results are achieved through the employment of force elements with the requisite Defence capabilities to conduct surveillance operations; maritime, land, and air patrols; and operations to assert Canada’s sovereignty. Results are typically achieved through this Program by focused execution of: national intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations; presence operations; and intercept operations. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 921 935 937 .
Department of National Defence Defence Operations and Services Improve Stability and Security, and Promote Canadian Interests and Values. Defence Combat and Support Operations Domestic and Continental Defence Operations Operations to Defend Canada Against Armed Threats Operations to Defend Canada Against Armed Threats aim to defend Canada against armed threats and provide military power when necessary anywhere in Canada for the purpose of averting major crises where armed aggressors threaten Canadians, Canadian sovereignty, or the interests of the Canadian Government. Results are achieved through the deployment of immediate response force elements and, when required, the mobilization, employment and sustainment of larger follow-on force elements in accordance with the mandated role of National Defence. This Program directly supports Canada and Canadians. Social Affairs: Safety and Security . . . Personnel are drawn from Ready Forces as required to provide National Defence services under this Program
Department of National Defence Defence Operations and Services Improve Stability and Security, and Promote Canadian Interests and Values. Defence Combat and Support Operations International Combat Operations International Crisis and Surge Response Operations International Crisis and Surge Response Operations aim to respond to immediate international crises with the potential for armed aggression through the delivery of Defence capabilities. As with the International Operations over Extended Periods Program, Defence capabilities are applied outside of the continent by this Program through the employment of force elements, as appropriate, from the maritime, land and aerospace environments and the joint, common and special force domains. However, the operations undertaken under this Program are expected to be of much shorter duration and often require what is called a surge response. These operations are typically undertaken at the request of the Canadian Government to meet particular expectations which are usually connected to the support of foreign partners which includes allied nations, alliance organizations and the United Nations. The operation in Libya is an example of an operation conducted as part of this Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 60 61 61 .
Department of National Defence Defence Operations and Services Improve Stability and Security, and Promote Canadian Interests and Values. Defence Combat and Support Operations International Combat Operations International Operations over Extended Periods International Operations Over Extended Periods aim to meet expectations agreed upon by the Canadian Government and foreign partners, which include allied nations, alliance organizations and the United Nations. Results are achieved through the application of Defence capabilities by force elements outside of the domestic or continental setting. The force elements that achieve this Program’s results are organized into portfolios according to the environments in which they operate – the most fundamental of which are the maritime, land and aerospace environments. There are also force elements that operate across these domains which include joint, common and special force elements. The operations conducted under this Program occur over extended periods during which time certain force elements from across the portfolio are tailored, delivered and sustained within a forum that typically also includes force elements provided by international partners. Examples of past operations conducted as part of this Program are those conducted in Afghanistan and Bosnia. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 1177 1195 1197 .
Department of National Defence Defence Operations and Services Improve Stability and Security, and Promote Canadian Interests and Values. Defence Combat and Support Operations International Combat Operations Ongoing Defence Operations through Standing NATO Commitments Ongoing Defence Operations through Standing NATO Commitments aim to provide for the ongoing defence of Canada and protect the interests of the Government of Canada through routine participation as an active member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Results are achieved by representing Canadian interests in: defence policies and plans; military standards and doctrine, and best practices; fostering defence diplomacy and international defence relations; and providing Defence capabilities for ongoing operations. Specifically, Canadian interests in defence policy and planning matters are delivered through the Canadian Joint Delegation to NATO and through representation on the NATO Headquarters International Military Staff which facilitates the framing of NATO defence issues in ways commensurate with Canadian interests. Canada’s representation on various NATO organizations also provides an avenue for development of defence policy advice within Canada as well as the progression of defence relations and opportunities to leverage capability development initiatives. A key aspect of this Program is the delivery of Canadian force elements to ongoing NATO operations and to NATO’s response force (NRF) which provides rapid military response to emerging crisis as part of the NATO crisis response system. However this Program does not include participation in extended or crisis response operations that are instead captured under the International Operations Over Extended Periods Program or the International Crisis and Surge Response Operations Program. This Program operates within the framework of the North Atlantic Treaty and the National Defence Act. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 544 552 553 .
Department of National Defence Defence Operations and Services Improve Stability and Security, and Promote Canadian Interests and Values. Defence Combat and Support Operations Ongoing Centralized Operations and Operational Enablement Military Diplomacy and Global Engagement The Military Diplomacy and Global Engagement Program aims to achieve greater interoperability and enhanced delivery of Defence capabilities during on-going, contingency and potential operations in the future in order to support the defence of Canada and Canadian Interests. Results are achieved through the establishment of new bi-national and multinational relations and the strengthening of existing key defence partnerships. This is accomplished through assistance to foreign partners in the form of military training, participation in international fora, the establishment of formal arrangements, the sharing of expertise and operational cooperation. The Military Diplomacy and Global Engagement Program also delivers support to Federal Departments and Agencies, foreign governments, international organizations and alliances. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 633 638 639 .
Department of National Defence Defence Operations and Services Improve Stability and Security, and Promote Canadian Interests and Values. Defence Combat and Support Operations Ongoing Centralized Operations and Operational Enablement Ongoing Defence Intelligence Operations Ongoing Defence Intelligence Operations aim to increase security and situational awareness essential to Force protection. Results are achieved through surveys and analysis of the many dimensions of the current security environment. It identifies critical patterns, synthesizes trends, and from this information establishes potential impacts, risks and opportunities to inform the execution of ongoing and contingency operations conducted under the Defence Combat and Support Operations Program and the Defence Services and Contributions to Government Program. It also informs the delivery, or potential delivery, of Defence capabilities in the future. Results are achieved through the collection, storage, protection, collation, analysis, and dissemination of intelligence information. These activities are enabled, in part, by collaboration and liaison with national and international partners. Besides supporting each military operation directly, the products and services provided by this Program sustain Defence by directly enabling the Overarching Control of Domestic and International Operations Program, the Operational Readiness Production Coordination and Control Program, and the Defence Capability Development and Research Program. This Program is primarily focused on National Defence but also supports Federal Departments/Agencies and international partners. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 1734 1754 1756 .
Department of National Defence Defence Operations and Services Improve Stability and Security, and Promote Canadian Interests and Values. Defence Combat and Support Operations Ongoing Centralized Operations and Operational Enablement Operational Support Services Operational Support Services aim to provide operational support services for the conduct of military operations. Results are achieved through the deployment and sustainment of forces to distant areas in response to domestic, continental and international operations. Operational support is provided to deployed force elements within a theatre of operations. This Program delivers Defence services such as Surveillance from Space and the provision of Cyber defense. Included in the Support Services is the establishment of Lines of Communications for facilitating coordination of procurement and delivery of a wide variety of materiel, personnel and information services that directly support the deployment and sustainment of military forces and the maintenance of Defence capabilities during military operations. Operational Support Services directly supports Defence. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 421 426 426 .
Department of National Defence Defence Operations and Services Improve Stability and Security, and Promote Canadian Interests and Values. Defence Combat and Support Operations Ongoing Centralized Operations and Operational Enablement Overarching Command and Control of Domestic and International Operations Overarching Command and Control of Domestic and International Operations seek to ensure there is congruency between operational objectives and higher-level strategic goals associated with the defence of Canada, the protection of Canadian sovereignty, and the interests of the Canadian Government by providing overarching control functions to military operations. Results are achieved by providing the rules and constraints that control each operation; coordinating the provision and allocation of resources; engaging with operational-level partners and other stakeholders to ensure unity of action; and ensuring that structures and processes are in place to manage risk. The products and services provided by this Program sustain Defence by enabling the Defence Combat and Support Operations Program and the Defence Services and Contributions to Government Program to deliver military efforts. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 1321 1340 1342 .
Department of National Defence Defence Operations and Services Improve Stability and Security, and Promote Canadian Interests and Values. Defence Services and Contribution to Government Defence Services for Canadian Safety and Security Assistance to Major Canadian Event Operations Assistance to Major Canadian Event Operations aim to contribute to the Defence of Canada and the security of Canadian citizens through the provision of security and related support for major events. Results are achieved through the maintenance of situational awareness and provision of naval, air, and land Defence capabilities. Operations in this Program will only occur if Defence is tasked by the Government of Canada. Assistance to Major Canadian Event Operations services are provided directly to Federal Departments and Agencies and other levels of Government. Social Affairs: Safety and Security . . . No Major operations took place.
Department of National Defence Defence Operations and Services Improve Stability and Security, and Promote Canadian Interests and Values. Defence Services and Contribution to Government Defence Services for Canadian Safety and Security Canadian Safety and Security Program The Canadian Safety and Security Program aims to enhance Canadian public safety and security. Results are achieved through the delivery of scientific research, technology, analysis and systems in the context of a partnership program instituted by the Federal Government. This Program provides for the identification of capability gaps and the development of potential solutions in order to enhance the collective capabilities of the Canadian Government and its partners to be resilient against global and domestic public safety and security threats. It is led by the Defence Research and Development Canada, Centre for Security Science on behalf of the Government of Canada. Gaps are identified through risk and vulnerability assessments in consultation with experts in the Canadian Safety and Security Program science and technology domains and entities that develop policy, deliver safety and security operations, and synthesize intelligence. The Canadian Safety and Security Program services are provided directly to public safety and security organizations at Canada-U.S., federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal levels. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 45 45 45 .
Department of National Defence Defence Operations and Services Improve Stability and Security, and Promote Canadian Interests and Values. Defence Services and Contribution to Government Defence Services for Canadian Safety and Security Counter Terrorism, Terrorism Event Response and Consequence Management Operations Counter Terrorism, Terrorism Event Response and Consequence Management Operations aim to contribute to the protection of Canada, Canadians and Canadian interests from terrorist activity. Results are achieved through the conduct of counter terrorism operations both domestically and internationally. This Program delivers unique Defence capabilities to support the Government of Canada and is an integral part of Canada’s Counter-terrorism Strategy. This Program ensures that Canada, through Defence, has the capability to prevent, pre-empt, disrupt, and, if not successful, prepare for and execute any deployment of Defence capability in response to terrorist activity at home or abroad. The breadth of Defence activities includes international areas of operation through various international and global engagements and domestic support to law enforcement. Counter Terrorism, Terrorism Event Response and Consequence Management Operations services are provided directly to Federal Departments and Agencies. Social Affairs: Safety and Security . . . Details regarding human resources assigned to this Program are classified.
Department of National Defence Defence Operations and Services Improve Stability and Security, and Promote Canadian Interests and Values. Defence Services and Contribution to Government Defence Services for Canadian Safety and Security Defence Services to other Government Departments and Agencies Defence Services to other Government Departments and Agencies aims to support the missions of other Government Departments and Agencies with a law enforcement mandate. Results are achieved through the maintenance of situational awareness and provision of naval, air, land and special operations Defence capabilities in support of other Departments and Agencies as well as provincial governments and other levels of government. Support operations include activities such as counteracting illegal immigration, weapon and explosive trafficking, counter drug operations, the control of drift netting and other forms of illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing. This Program also includes Aid of the Civil Power Operations which responds to any situation where there is a disturbance of the peace that is beyond the capacity of the civil authorities to mitigate. Defence Services to other Government Departments and Agencies are provided directly to Federal Departments and Agencies, Provincial Governments and other levels of Government. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 54 55 55 .
Department of National Defence Defence Operations and Services Improve Stability and Security, and Promote Canadian Interests and Values. Defence Services and Contribution to Government Defence Services for Canadian Safety and Security National Search and Rescue Program Coordination National Search and Rescue Program Coordination aims at continuously improving search and rescue services. Results are achieved by coordinating and integrating the efforts of federal, provincial and territorial organizations, and other stakeholders that provide search and rescue services, in order to achieve seamless search and rescue services across Canada. This Program encompasses the services provided by the National Search and Rescue Secretariat. The role of the secretariat is to integrate the efforts of search and rescue partners. National Search and Rescue Program Coordination services are provided directly to Federal Departments and Agencies, level of Governments, other partners from industry, academia, the volunteer community and not-for-profit organizations. The National Search and Rescue Secretariat is Canada’s permanent representative to the International COSPAS-SARSAT Council and also functions as the Head of the Canadian delegation at all COSPAS-SARSAT forums. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 2 2 2 .
Department of National Defence Defence Operations and Services Improve Stability and Security, and Promote Canadian Interests and Values. Defence Services and Contribution to Government Defence Services for Canadian Safety and Security Search and Rescue Operations Search and Rescue Operations seek to provide assistance and safety to persons in distress. Results are achieved by delivering force elements with the requisite capabilities to provide aeronautical and maritime search and rescue response operations within the Canadian Federal Area of Responsibility. This Program delivers the aeronautical and maritime search and rescue system which presently includes the several Joint Rescue Coordination Centres and other search and rescue facilities in conjunction with the Canadian Coast Guard. Search and Rescue Operations services are provided directly to Federal Departments and Agencies, other levels of Government and the General Public. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 668 678 680 .
Department of National Defence Defence Operations and Services Improve Stability and Security, and Promote Canadian Interests and Values. Defence Services and Contribution to Government Disaster Relief and Humanitarian Operations Domestic and Continental Assistance and Response Operations Domestic and Continental Assistance and Response Operations aim to reduce suffering and to improve the well-being of members of the civil society living in North America. Results are achieved through the delivery of forces elements with the capabilities to conduct domestic disaster relief operations. This Program delivers unique Defence capabilities through modular and scalable responses to mitigate a wide range of crises associated with disasters. Operations in this Program will only occur if Defence is tasked by the Government of Canada. Response activities may include Defence services such as strategic air and sealift, aviation support, medical aid, logistic and engineering support, or provision of security assistance. Domestic and Continental Assistance and Response Operations are provided directly to Federal Departments and Agencies, other levels of Government and continental partners. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 81 82 82 .
Department of National Defence Defence Operations and Services Improve Stability and Security, and Promote Canadian Interests and Values. Defence Services and Contribution to Government Disaster Relief and Humanitarian Operations International Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response Operations International Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response Operations aim to reduce suffering and to improve the well-being of members of the International civil society. Results are achieved through the delivery of forces elements internationally with the capabilities to conduct disaster and humanitarian response operations in support of Government of Canada goals. This Program delivers unique Defence capabilities through modular and scalable responses tailored to address identified gaps in civilian humanitarian capacity. Operations in this Program will only occur if Defence is tasked by the Government of Canada. Response activities may include Defence services such as strategic air and sealift, aviation support, medical aid, logistic and engineering support, or provision of security assistance. International Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response Operations are provided directly to Federal Departments and Agencies and international partners. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 6 6 6 .
Department of National Defence Defence Operations and Services Improve Stability and Security, and Promote Canadian Interests and Values. Defence Services and Contribution to Government Disaster Relief and Humanitarian Operations Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations aim to contribute to the security of Canadian citizens abroad. Results are achieved through the delivery of force elements with the requisite capabilities to conduct operations where the primary focus is the evacuation of Canadian Entitled Personnel or other non-combatants from hostile or potentially hostile environments. Operations in this Program will only occur if Defence is tasked by the Government of Canada. Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations are provided directly to Federal Departments and Agencies and Canadian citizens. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 3 3 3 .
Department of National Defence Defence Operations and Services Improve Stability and Security, and Promote Canadian Interests and Values. Defence Services and Contribution to Government Military Heritage and Outreach Military History, Heritage and Awareness The Military History, Heritage and Awareness Program aims to increase awareness of the Canadian military history, heritage, roles, and contributions to Canada and Canadian identity. In addition, this Program serves to encourage interest in the Canadian military profession. Results are achieved through public information by preserving, interpreting, communicating, and showcasing Canada’s military history, traditions, roles, contributions, professionalism, expertise, and values in a wide variety of venues. The Military History, Heritage and Awareness Program services are provided directly to the Canadian public and military personnel. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 523 530 531 .
Department of National Defence Defence Operations and Services Improve Stability and Security, and Promote Canadian Interests and Values. Defence Services and Contribution to Government Military Heritage and Outreach Youth Program The Youth Program aims to enhance understanding of the Canadian Armed Forces and create an interest in the sea, land and air activities (both military and civilian) while preparing youth for their transition into adulthood through the development of attributes of leadership and community-minded citizenship, encouraging physical fitness, and promoting the traditional cultures and lifestyles reflective of the remote and isolated communities of Canada where some of the youth reside. The Youth Program is provided directly to Canadian youth and represents the largest federally-sponsored youth program in Canada. The Youth Program also has a direct impact on Canadian society as a whole, providing value in having well-rounded and experienced young citizens who are ready to assume their places as tomorrow’s leaders and decision-makers. Cadet Instructors Cadre Officers, Military personnel and the Canadian Rangers are the main sources of instructors involved in providing training to the Youth Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 340 343 343 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Development and Research Capability Design, Development and Integration Capability Design and Management The Capability Design and Management Program oversee the execution of activities that conceive, design, develop and introduce new or modify existing Defence capabilities which provide the ability to achieve a desired effect during the execution of a defence operation or the delivery of a Defence service. Defence capabilities are formed of various combinations of force elements, the entities that execute the tasks to achieve desired effects during an operation. This Program applies system-of-systems approaches to describe, analyse, design, and manage each individual capability as a system of capability elements (i.e., military personnel, materiel and information systems, information, and real property) which must be suitably integrated in order to produce new or enhanced force elements. Results are achieved through the oversight of Defence capability requirements specification, conception, and design; and the oversight and coordination of individual capability elements delivery and process specification for force element integration. This Program sustains Defence by directly enabling the Strategic Capability Planning Support Program and the lifecycle management programs responsible for the production, maintenance, and retirement of Defence capability elements. It also influences the Operational Readiness Production, Coordination and Command and Control Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 401 408 408 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Development and Research Capability Design, Development and Integration Concept, Doctrine Development and Warfare Experimentation The Concept, Doctrine Development and Warfare Experimentation Program seeks to achieve predictability and reliability of performance and thereby realize enhanced opportunities for success and reduce the risk of failure when delivering Defence operations and services. Results are achieved by this Program through conception, development, and testing of the principles, methods and approaches that, in turn, become the concepts, doctrine and standards that guide how tasks should be performed at the strategic, operational and tactical levels during the delivery of Defence Combat and Support Operations and Defence Services and Contributions to Government. Innovations in the development and assessment of new concepts and doctrine are enabled through military experimentation services and related modelling and simulation services. Fundamental to this Program is the delivery of services that provide for and the collection, analysis, synthesis and distribution and integration of lessons learned from past operations. The products and services provided by this Program sustain Defence by directly enabling the Capability Design and Management Program and the Overarching Command and Control of Domestic and International Operations Program. This Program is also a key enabler to the Operational Readiness Production, Coordination and Command and Control Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 409 414 415 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Development and Research Capability Design, Development and Integration Science and Systems Development and Integration The Science and Systems Development and Integration Program aims to develop and synthesize new knowledge and integrate advancements in science, systems and technology to provide a competitive advantage in military operations and enhance the effectiveness of other defence programs. It also seeks to synthesize information and develop methods and analyses to enable evidence-based decisions concerning the effective use of Defence capabilities and improvements to the delivery of defence programs at strategic, operational and tactical levels across current and future time horizons. Results are achieved by this Program through: the conduct of basic research using scientific methods; the delivery of advanced systems and systems concepts; the testing and evaluation of existing systems and technologies; human systems integration; the development of advanced analyses; and the integration of science into other defence programs. The innovations and advancements in science, systems and technology that are delivered by this Program sustain Defence by enabling the Capability Design and Management Program, the Concept Doctrine Development and Warfare Experimentation Program, and in some cases, the Overarching Command and Control of Domestic and International Operations Program. The products and services provided by this Program for the purpose of evidence-based decision making sustain=Defence by enabling each of the sub-programs within Defence Capability Development and Integration Program as well as the Coordination and Command and Control programs that govern delivery of: Defence Combat and Support Operations; Defence Services and Assistance to Government; Defence Ready Force Element Production; and Defence Capability Element Production. This Program also directly supports the management and oversight of Defence as a whole. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 1471 1473 1473 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Development and Research Strategic Direction and Planning Support Strategic Capability Planning Support The Strategic Capability Planning Support Program provides the analyses that determine the overarching portfolio of all capabilities that will be required to successfully defend Canada and promote Canadian interests in future time horizons. This is accomplished through the assessments of Defence policy, direction from the Government of Canada, the external environment, internal performance, the strategic threat environment and the envelope of available resources. Modifying the capability portfolio typically requires decisions and precursor initiatives to take place in near-term time horizons and these are either initiated or facilitated by this Program. Results are achieved by this Program through activities that: identify required military effects; determine the capabilities needed to generate these effects; assess current and planned capabilities of defence against these needs; oversee the conception of possible approaches to mitigate capability shortfalls and reduce capability surpluses; facilitate decisions to determine which approaches are to be pursued; and develop high-level plans to enable and align programs that will deliver new capabilities and divest existing capabilities. The products and services provided by this Program sustain Defence by directly enabling the Capability Design and Management Program, as well as the Concept, Doctrine Development and Warfare Experimentation Program and the Science and Systems Development and Integration Program. Additionally, the broad evidence-based analyses provided by this Program directly enable the strategic management and oversight of Defence as a whole. This Program also has secondary influence on the co-ordination, development and control programs that govern the lifecycles of the capability elements. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 121 123 123 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Development and Research Strategic Direction and Planning Support Strategic Force Posture Planning Support The Strategic Force Posture Planning Support Program aims to maintain the sustainability of Defence’s Force Posture towards the achievement of Government of Canada expectations for Defence operations. Force Posture is a collective term used by Defence to characterize the balance in the operational state of force elements within Defence’s portfolio. Force elements may be in one of three operational states. They are either delivering Defence operations or services, ready to respond to operational contingencies, or in a state of reduced readiness. Readiness, which is an intrinsic part of Force Posture, refers to the capability, responsiveness, quantity and endurance requirements that force elements must meet in order to improve the potential for success and reduce undue risks when they are employed on operations. A balanced Force Posture, including the achievement of readiness targets, must be maintained to achieve effectiveness in the delivery of Defence operations and services across time. This Program establishes and manages the adjustment of near-term Force Posture and readiness targets and provides a bridge to longer-term capability planning. Results are achieved through monitoring, analysis and planning based on strategic direction as well as risk and opportunity assessments. The Strategic Force Posture Planning Support Program sustains Defence by directly enabling the Overarching Command and Control of Domestic and International Operations Program, the Operational Readiness Production, Coordination and Command and Control Program, and the management and oversight of Defence as a whole. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 46 47 47 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Element Production Information Systems Lifecycle Info Systems - Acquisition, Development and Deployment The Info Systems - Acquisition, Development and Deployment Program seeks to expand or enhance the defence secure information systems infrastructure and applications portfolio by delivering acquisition, development and deployment services to meet defence command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance needs. Results are achieved through: development and management services for acquisition and development projects, testing services and deployment services. The Info Systems - Acquisition, Development and Deployment Program sustains Defence by directly enabling the Info Systems - Portfolio Management Program which, in turn. provides the materiel elements of Defence capabilities for the Defence Ready Force Element Production Program, the Defence Services and Contributions to Government Program, and the Defence Capability Development and Research Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 544 546 546 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Element Production Information Systems Lifecycle Info Systems - Portfolio Management The Info Systems - Portfolio Management Program seeks to ensure that defence information systems infrastructure and applications are managed throughout their lifecycle so that the condition of Defence information system capability elements is suitable to Defence needs and made available for the production of ready force elements, capability development and research, and Defence services. It aims to ensure that command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance application solutions are secure and available in diverse locations where information continuity must be maintained across communication interruptions. This is accomplished through assessment services and identification and coordination for defence information systems acquisition, development, deployment, system management, user support services. The Info Systems - Portfolio Management Program sustains Defence by directly enabling the Defence Ready Force Element Production Program, the Defence Services and Contributions to Government Program, and the Defence Capability Development and Research Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 304 306 306 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Element Production Information Systems Lifecycle Info Systems - Strategic Coordination, Development and Control The Info Systems - Strategic Coordination, Development and Control Program seeks to ensure that Defence information systems and applications are secure, managed, coordinated and overseen so that they are available for the production of ready force elements and the employment of multi-purpose combat capable forces as well as other Defence services. Results are delivered through planning, design, development, security assessment, implementation, coordination, control, governance, performance management, reporting, relationship and partnership management, and advice services as they relate to defence information systems and applications. The Info Systems - Strategic Coordination, Development and Control Program sustains Defence by enabling the Information Systems Lifecycle Program. Governance and advisory services also support the Strategic Coordination, Development and Control Program of the military personnel and organization, materiel, and real property capability elements as well as the Operational Readiness Production Coordination and Command and Control Program, and the Defence Services and Contributions to Government Program, and Defence Capability Development and Research Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 442 445 446 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Element Production Information Systems Lifecycle Info Systems - System Management and User Support The Info Systems - System Management and User Support Program aims to provide Defence information system management and user support in a timely manner and in the required location to produce ready force elements, conduct operations, and deliver Defence services. Results are accomplished through the delivery of divestment, problem resolution support, training, and system support services. The Info Systems - System Management and User Support Program sustains Defence by directly enabling the Info Systems - Portfolio Management Program, Defence Ready Force Element Production Program, the Defence Services and Contributions to Government Program, and the Defence Capability Development and Research Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 1865 1881 1883 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Element Production Materiel Lifecycle Materiel - Acquisition The Materiel - Acquisition Program aims to augment the defence materiel portfolio by delivering acquisition services for defence material, equipment, equipment fleets, and supporting elements. This Program is primarily focused on meeting Defence materiel capability needs to enable readiness training and employment of multi-purpose combat capable forces as well as other Defence services. Results are accomplished through the delivery of Major Capital Project and Minor Capital Project services. The Materiel - Acquisition Program sustains Defence by directly enabling the Materiel - Portfolio Management Program which, in turn, provides the materiel elements of Defence capabilities for the Defence Ready Force Element Production Program, the Defence Services and Contributions to Government Program, and the Defence Capability Development and Research Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 867 878 880 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Element Production Materiel Lifecycle Materiel - Divestment and Disposal The Materiel - Divestment and Disposal Program seeks to reduce the defence materiel portfolio by delivering divestment and disposal services for material, equipment, equipment fleets and supporting elements. This Program is primarily focused on maintaining the mix and quantity of materiel to meet Defence materiel capability needs. Results are achieved through the delivery of services for asset sales, trade-ins, alternative applications (such as artefacts), donations and monuments, transfers, and scrapping/destruction. The Materiel - Divestment and Disposal Program sustains Defence by directly enabling the Materiel - Portfolio Management Program which, in turn, provides the appropriate mix of materiel elements of Defence capabilities for the Defence Ready Force Element Production Program, the Defence Services and Contributions to Government Program, and the Defence Capability Development and Research Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 124 125 125 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Element Production Materiel Lifecycle Materiel - Engineering, Test, Production and Maintenance The Materiel - Engineering, Test, Production and Maintenance Program aims to ensure that defence materials, equipment and services satisfy operational and performance requirements and are in a condition that allows for their safe use at the inception and throughout their lifecycle. Results are accomplished through the delivery of technical review, analysis, examination, testing, certification, quality assurance, and production and maintenance services to the defence materiel portfolio. Also, engineering investigations and analysis services are conducted to address materiel failures as required by the appropriate authorities. The Materiel - Engineering, Test, Production and Maintenance Program sustains Defence by enabling the Materiel - Portfolio Management Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 5932 5977 5982 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Element Production Materiel Lifecycle Materiel - Equipment Upgrade and Insertion The Materiel - Equipment Upgrade and Insertion Program seeks to ensure that defence material, equipment, equipment fleets, and supporting elements are upgraded and/or undergo technology insertion. Results are achieved by the delivery of services for maintenance periods, mid-life upgrades and other equipment and platform work programs designed to rejuvenate and update equipment and materiel technologies. The Materiel - Equipment Upgrade and Insertion Program sustains Defence by directly enabling the Materiel - Portfolio Management Program which, in turn, makes the materiel element of Defence capabilities available for the Defence Ready Force Element Production Program, the Defence Services and Contributions to Government Program, and the Defence Capability Development and Research Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 715 724 725 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Element Production Materiel Lifecycle Materiel - Inventory Management and Distribution The Materiel - Inventory Management and Distribution Program aims to ensure that defence material, equipment, equipment fleets and all supporting elements are made available in a timely manner and in the required location to produce ready force elements, conduct operations, and deliver Defence services. Results are achieved through the delivery of transportation, inventory and warehousing management, inventory control, identification and tracking, and Defence postal services for the materiel elements of Defence capabilities and other relevant military elements. The Materiel - Inventory Management and Distribution Program sustains Defence by enabling the Materiel Lifecycle Program, the Defence Ready Force Elements Production Program, the Defence Capability Development and Research Program, the Defence Services and Contributions to Government Program, and Defence Combat and Support Operations as required. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 3975 4009 4013 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Element Production Materiel Lifecycle Materiel - Portfolio Management The Materiel - Portfolio Management Program seeks to ensure that defence material, equipment, equipment fleets, and supporting elements, the materiel elements of Defence capabilities, are managed throughout their lifecycle and made available to the production of ready force elements, capability development and research, and Defence services. The Program is primarily focused on ensuring that sufficient types, quantities and mixes of equipment, fleets and associated materials are available and can be delivered to enable the readiness training and the employment of multi-purpose combat capable forces as well as other Defence services. This is accomplished through the delivery of defence materiel portfolio management, coordination, and project planning services. This Program oversees and prompts the suite of services which, in turn, ensure that defence materiel portfolio elements are available and in a condition that allows for their use in military readiness training, operations and Defence services. The Materiel - Portfolio Management Program sustains Defence by directly enabling the Defence Ready Force Element Production Program, the Defence Services and Contributions to Government Program, and the Defence Capability Development and Research Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 705 710 711 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Element Production Materiel Lifecycle Materiel - Strategic Coordination, Development and Control The Materiel - Strategic Coordination, Development and Control Program aims to ensure that defence material, equipment, equipment fleets and all supporting elements are managed, coordinated and overseen so that they are available for the production of ready force elements and the employment of multi-purpose combat capable forces as well as other Defence services. Results are achieved through the delivery of planning, design, development, implementation, coordination, control, governance, performance management, reporting, relationship and partnership management, and advice services as they relate to defence materiel in order to meet Defence readiness needs. The Materiel -Strategic Coordination, Development and Control Program sustains Defence by enabling the Materiel Lifecycle Program. Governance and advisory services also support the Strategic Coordination, Development and Control Program of the military personnel and organization, real property and info systems capability elements as well as the Operational Readiness Production Coordination and Command and Control Program, the Defence Capability Development and Research Program, and the Defence Services and Contributions to Government Program. Further, this Program includes all international and industrial activities, as well as regulatory programs including coordination and control of the Airworthiness Program as required by the Aeronautics Act. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 858 862 863 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Element Production Military Personnel and Organization Lifecycle Military Personnel - Health Care The Military Personnel - Health Care Program aims to enable operational readiness of military personnel by ensuring that Canadian military personnel have access to health services wherever they serve. Given that Canadian military personnel are not covered under the Canada Health Act, the Department of National Defence is mandated to provide health services to members of the Canadian military. Results are achieved through the provision of medical, dental and health care sustainment services. The Military Personnel - Health Care Program sustains Defence by directly enabling the Military Personnel - Regular Force Portfolio Management Program and the Military Personnel - Reserve Force Portfolio Management Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 4411 4458 4463 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Element Production Military Personnel and Organization Lifecycle Military Personnel - Morale and Well Being The Military Personnel - Morale and Well-Being Program seeks to honour the service and unique sacrifices of our military personnel and sustain and help retain military personnel by meeting basic social and lifestyle needs for themselves and their families, similar to those of other Canadians. Results are accomplished through the recognition of military personnel, serving or retired, veterans, deceased military personnel as well as their families, external individuals, and organizations; and through the delivery of support services such as military family support, military chaplaincy services, and casualty support services to the ill and the injured, and their families. The Military Personnel - Morale and Well-Being Program services are primarily focused on military personnel and their families. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 2477 2512 2517 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Element Production Military Personnel and Organization Lifecycle Military Personnel - Occupation Training The Military Personnel - Occupation Training Program seeks to ensure that occupational technical and procedural knowledge and skills are provided to military personnel to make them employable in their respective occupations, exclusive of collective training. Results are achieved through the delivery of initial, intermediate, advanced and specialty occupation training services. The Military Personnel - Occupation Training Program sustains Defence by directly enabling the Military Personnel - Regular Force Portfolio Management Program and the Military Personnel - Reserve Force Portfolio Management Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 6582 6667 6676 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Element Production Military Personnel and Organization Lifecycle Military Personnel - Professional Development Training The Military Personnel - Professional Development Training Program aims to ensure that military personnel are provided with the requisite professional development, knowledge and skills required by the Canadian Profession of Arms. Results are delivered through the delivery of basic military qualification, university and college education, professional military education and development, second official language training, foreign language training, and workplace values training services. The Military Personnel - Professional Development Training Program sustains Defence by directly enabling the Military Personnel - Regular Force Portfolio Management Program and the Military Personnel - Reserve Force Portfolio Management Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 8138 8249 8262 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Element Production Military Personnel and Organization Lifecycle Military Personnel - Recruitment The Military Personnel - Recruitment Program aims to meet the needs of the military establishment and military occupations. Results are achieved by the delivery of attraction, processing, selection and applicant enrollment services. The Military Personnel - Recruitment Program sustains Defence by directly enabling the Military Personnel - Regular Force Portfolio Management Program and the Military Personnel - Reserve Force Portfolio Management Program by ensuring that the needs of the military establishment and military occupations are met. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 516 523 524 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Element Production Military Personnel and Organization Lifecycle Military Personnel - Regular Force Portfolio Management The Military Personnel - Regular Force Portfolio Management Program seeks to ensure that the Defence military establishment is optimized with sufficient number of Regular Force personnel, in the appropriate military occupations, possessing the necessary knowledge and skills at the appropriate time in order to continually supply Defence readiness and satisfy the requirements for military personnel to ensure the delivery of all other programs. Results are achieved through the management of individual military personnel careers and terms of military service as well as the delivery of selection oversight, succession planning, prior learning assessment review, component transfer, posting and appointment, performance appraisal, and administrative review services. The Military Personnel - Regular Force Portfolio Management Program sustains Defence by directly enabling the Defence Ready Force Element Production Program, the Defence Services and Contributions to Government Program, and the Defence Capability Development and Research Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 411 416 416 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Element Production Military Personnel and Organization Lifecycle Military Personnel - Reserve Force Portfolio Management The Military Personnel - Reserve Force Portfolio Management Program seeks to ensure that the Defence military establishment is optimized with sufficient number of Reserve Force personnel in the appropriate military occupations, possessing the necessary knowledge and skills, at the appropriate time in order to continually supply Defence Ready Force Element Production and satisfy the requirements for military personnel to ensure the delivery of all other programs. Results are achieved through the management of individual military personnel careers and terms of military service as well as the delivery of selection oversight, succession planning, prior learning assessment review, component transfer, appointment, performance appraisal, and administrative review services. The Military Personnel - Reserve Force Portfolio Management Program sustains Defence by directly enabling the Defence Ready Force Element Production Program, the Defence Services and Contributions to Government Program, and the Defence Capability Development and Research Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 190 193 193 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Element Production Military Personnel and Organization Lifecycle Military Personnel - Transition and Release The Military Personnel - Transition and Release Program seeks to transition military personnel to civilian life. Results are accomplished through preparation for civilian employment or retirement and release administration services. This Program also includes termination of military service for deceased military personnel. The services provided by Military Personnel -Transition and Release Program are directed to military personnel. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 253 255 255 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Element Production Military Personnel and Organization Lifecycle Military Personnel and Organization - Strategic Coordination, Development and Control The Military Personnel and Organization - Strategic Coordination, Development and Control Program seeks to ensure that military personnel and the Defence organization are managed, coordinated and overseen so that military personnel are continually available to supply Defence readiness and satisfy other Defence program delivery requirements. The Program also ensures that the organization meets requirements for safety, security and justice. Results are achieved through planning, design, development, implementation, coordination, control, governance, performance management, reporting, relationship and partnership management, remuneration and advisory services. The Military Personnel and Organization - Strategic Coordination, Development and Control Program sustains Defence by directly enabling the Military Personnel and Organization Lifecycle Program. Governance and advisory services also serve Defence by supporting the Strategic Coordination, Development and Control Program of the materiel, real property and info systems capability elements as well as the Operational Readiness Production Coordination and Control Program, the Overarching Control of Domestic and International Operations, the Defence Capability Development and Research Program, and the Military Heritage and Outreach Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 1366 1384 1386 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Element Production Military Personnel and Organization Lifecycle Organization - Security, Protection, Justice and Safety The Organization - Security, Protection, Justice and Safety Program aims to ensure that Defence activities are conducted safely, that the Defence organization is protected and secure from internal and external threats, and that military personnel respect regulations and expectations of the Military Code of Service Discipline. Results are delivered through the coordination and delivery of Military Justice, including the administration of Courts Martial, the delivery of police services, investigation services and criminal intelligence, the provision of custody and detentions services, the development of emergency preparedness tools, the delivery of emergency response services, the delivery of security screening and clearance for personnel and industrial contributors and the delivery of occupational health and safety services and activities. The Organization - Security, Protection, Justice and Safety Program services are directed to members of Defence and the public. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 2583 2612 2615 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Element Production Real Property Lifecycle Real Property - Acquisition The Real Property - Acquisition Program seeks to expand or enhance the defence real property assets portfolio through the delivery of purchase, capital leases, new asset construction, or life extension construction services where and when needed in support of new Defence capabilities. Results are achieved through purchase, lease, exchange, gift, easement, transfer, expropriation services or other means as required. The Real Property - Acquisition Program sustains Defence by directly enabling the Real Property - Portfolio Management Program which in-turn provides the real property elements of Defence capabilities for the Defence Ready Force Element Production Program, the Defence Services and Contributions to Government Program, and the Defence Capability Development and Research Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 134 134 134 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Element Production Real Property Lifecycle Real Property - Divestment and Disposal The Real Property - Divestment and Disposal Program aims to reduce the defence real property portfolio by addressing surplus defence real property capability elements. Results are achieved through timely divestments of real property where and when required to ensure that Defence maintains a relevant real property mix to meet Defence real property capability needs with a primary. This is accomplished through site identification services, property assessment services, estimate/appraisal services, solicitation process services, consultation services, negotiation services, and agreement development services. The Real Property - Divestment and Disposal Program sustains Defence by directly enabling the Real Property - Portfolio Management Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 2 2 2 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Element Production Real Property Lifecycle Real Property - Environment and Remediation The Real Property - Environment and Remediation Program aims to enable the production of ready force elements through environmentally sustainable Defence activities, and to ensure that Defence reduces its liability related to real property. Results are accomplished through the delivery of awareness initiatives, and environmental assessment, environmental management, natural resources, communication and consultation services. Additionally, the remediation of defence real property capability elements also achieves results through the delivery of site identification, site assessment, site characterizations, and site classification services as well as sampling, testing, risk management and mitigation, and long-term monitoring services. The Real Property - Environment and Remediation Program sustains Defence by directly enabling the Real Property Lifecycle Program as well as the Defence Operational Readiness Production Command and Control and Coordination Program, Organization - Security, Protection, Justice and Safety Program, and the Military Personnel and Organization, Materiel, Info Systems - Strategic Coordination, Development and Control programs. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 83 83 83 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Element Production Real Property Lifecycle Real Property - Operations, Maintenance and Repair The Real Property - Operations, Maintenance and Repair Program aims to provide fundamental services for planned and unplanned maintenance, repair, and overall operation of defence real property capability elements (i.e. buildings, works, and base functions) to ensure its continued availability and suitability to meet the needs of Defence. Results are achieved through real property assets maintenance, repair, and operation services such as grounds keeping, HVAC, waste collection, navigation, air traffic and range control, and the provision of other real property related amenities. The Real Property - Operations, Maintenance and Repair Program sustains Defence by enabling the Real Property - Portfolio Management Program and enables the Defence Ready Force Element Production Program, the Defence Services and Contributions to Government Program, and the Defence Capability Development and Research Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 3718 3739 3742 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Element Production Real Property Lifecycle Real Property - Portfolio Management The Real Property - Portfolio Management Program seeks to ensure that defence real property is managed holistically throughout its lifecycle so that the condition of Defence real property capability elements is suitable to Defence needs and made available for the production of ready force elements, capability development and research, and Defence services. This is accomplished through real property assessment services, analysis services, requirement identification services, inventory data management, and service delivery coordination for defence real property acquisitions, operations, maintenance and repairs, divestments, disposals, environmental, and remediation services. The Real Property -Portfolio Management Program sustains Defence by directly enabling the Ready Force Element Production Program, the Defence Services and Contributions to Government Program, and the Defence Capability Development and Research Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 713 713 713 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Capability Element Production Real Property Lifecycle Real Property - Strategic Coordination, Development and Control The Real Property - Strategic Coordination, Development and Control Program seeks to ensure that defence real property and the natural environment are managed, coordinated and overseen so that it is available for the production of ready force elements and the employment of multi-purpose combat capable forces as well as other Defence services. Results are achieved through planning, design, development, implementation, coordination, control, governance, performance management, reporting, relationship and partnership management, and advice services as they relate to defence real property in order to meet Defence readiness needs and to respond to the Federal Government agenda. The Real Property - Strategic Coordination, Development and Control Program sustains Defence by directly enabling Real Property Lifecycle Program. Governance and advisory services also support the Strategic Coordination, Development and Control Program of the military personnel and organization, materiel and info systems capability elements as well as the Operational Readiness Production Coordination and Command and Control Program, the Defence Capability Development and Research Program, and the Defence Services and Contributions to Government Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 145 146 146 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Ready Force Element Production Force Elements Integration Training Aerospace Environment - Integration Training The Aerospace Environment - Integration Training Program aims to increase the level of interoperability between force elements in the aerospace portfolio so they can operate together to achieve the collective objectives of a larger formation with reduced risks and better chances for success. Results are achieved through the execution of named training events such as Exercise “MAPLE FLAG”. Air Expeditionary Task Forces are common outputs of this Program however not every named training event will produce a larger force element like a task force. This Program facilitates increases in readiness to deal with the complexities of modern warfare. After partaking in this Program, force elements in the aerospace portfolio attain new or improved abilities to deliver a broader range of military effects during defence operations. This Program sustains Defence by enabling the Aerospace Roles - Readiness Sustainment Program but also by enabling the employment of aerospace force elements within ongoing Defence operations or to deliver Defence services. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 64 65 65 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Ready Force Element Production Force Elements Integration Training International and Domestic - Interoperability Training The International and Domestic - Interoperability Training Program aims to increase the level of interoperability between force elements from multiple nations or domestic organizations so that the collective objectives of these cooperative ventures can be achieved. Results are achieved through the execution of international or domestic training events. Recent examples include exercises “RIMPAC, JOINT WARRIOR and TRIDENT FURY”. After partaking in this Program force elements attain abilities to deliver a broader range of military effects during defence operations. This Program sustains Defence by enabling the Force Element Readiness Sustainment Program but also by enabling the employment of force elements within ongoing Defence operations or to deliver Defence services. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 54 55 55 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Ready Force Element Production Force Elements Integration Training Joint - Integration Training The Joint - Integration Training Program aims to increase the level of integration between joint force elements across different environment portfolios so that collective objectives of a larger joint formation can be achieved. Results are achieved through the execution of training events like “JOINTEX” that increase joint readiness to deal with the complexities of modern warfare. After partaking in this Program, force elements attain abilities to deliver a broader range of military effects. This Program sustains Defence by enabling the Joint and Common -Readiness Sustainment Program but also by enabling the employment of joint force elements within ongoing Defence operations or to deliver Defence services. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 235 239 239 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Ready Force Element Production Force Elements Integration Training Land Environment - Integration Training The Land Environment - Integration Training Program aims to increase the level of integration between land force elements appointed in the Army Managed Readiness Plan to achieve their assigned readiness level. Results are achieved through the execution of collective training events such as Exercise “MAPLE RESOLVE” and confirmation activities. This Program facilitates increases in readiness to deal with the complexities of modern warfare. After partaking in this Program, force elements in the land portfolio are capable of delivering a broader range of military effects during operations. This Program sustains Defence by enabling the Land Roles -Readiness Sustainment Program but also by enabling the employment of land force elements within ongoing Defence operations or to deliver Defence services. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 1664 1690 1693 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Ready Force Element Production Force Elements Integration Training Maritime Environment - Integration Training The Maritime Environment - Integration Training Program aims to increase the level of interoperability between force elements in the maritime portfolio so that they can operate together to achieve the collective objectives of a larger formation at reduced risk and with better chances for success. Results are achieved through the execution of training events like “TGEX”. Naval task groups are common outputs of this Program; however, not every training event will produce a larger force element like a task group. This Program facilitates increases in readiness to deal with the complexities of modern warfare. After partaking in this Program, force elements in the maritime portfolio attain new or improved abilities to deliver a broader range of military effects during defence operations. This Program sustains Defence by enabling the Maritime Roles - Readiness Sustainment Program but also by enabling the employment of maritime force elements within ongoing Defence operations or to deliver Defence services. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 24 24 24 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Ready Force Element Production Force Elements Integration Training Special Operations - Integration Training The Special Operations - Integration Training Program aims to increase the level of integration between special operations force elements to achieve their assigned roles and readiness levels. Results are achieved through the execution of collective training events like “DEVIL’S ARROW” and activities focussed on interoperability and capacity building. These activities for Special Operations force elements establish relationships that further synchronize efforts across the military spectrum and multiple agencies, reducing risks and increasing chances of success. This Program sustains Defence by enabling the Special Operations Roles -Readiness Sustainment Program but also by enabling the employment of special operations force elements within ongoing Defence operations or to deliver Defence services. Social Affairs: Safety and Security . . . For security reasons, all human resources under this program are incorporated within Sub-Sub Program 3.1.4 Special Operations Roles - Readiness Sustainment.
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Ready Force Element Production Force Elements Production Aerospace Environment - Force Element Production The Aerospace Environment - Force Element Production Program seeks to produce individual force elements within the aerospace portfolio with the ability to operate as a cohesive unit but not necessarily as part of a larger integrated force. Results are delivered through structured managed readiness processes where force elements are assembled from the fundamental elements of Defence capability (i.e., military personnel, materiel and information systems, information, and, in some cases, real property) and then readied through various foundation training, certification and close-support maintenance/production programs. Within this Program aerospace force elements acquire abilities to deliver a range of military effects according to understood concepts and standards. The products provided by this Program sustain Defence by directly enabling the Aerospace Roles - Readiness Sustainment Program, the Aerospace Environment -Integration Training Program and the International and Domestic - Interoperability Training Program. In many cases the readiness targets set for assignment to contingency roles or employment within Defence operations are consistent with the degree of readiness obtained by aerospace force elements through this Program. In other cases force elements must transition to the Aerospace Environment - Integration Training Program before attaining the requisite level of readiness. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 2997 3043 3048 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Ready Force Element Production Force Elements Production Joint and Common - Force Element Production The Joint and Common - Force Element Production Program seeks to produce portfolios of individual force elements that operate across the environmental domains and have attained the ability to operate as a cohesive unit capable of delivering unique capabilities that can be built upon and integrated into a larger task tailored force. Results are delivered through structured readiness production processes where force elements are assembled from the fundamental elements of Defence capability (i.e., military personnel, materiel and information systems, information, and, in some cases, real property). Within this Program force elements acquire abilities to deliver a range of military effects according to understood concepts and standards. The products provided by this Program sustain Defence by directly enabling the Joint and Common Roles - Readiness Sustainment Program, the Joint - Integration Training Program and the International and Domestic - Interoperability Training Program. In some cases the readiness targets set for assignment to employment within Defence operations are consistent with the degree of readiness obtained by force elements through this Program. In other cases force elements must transition to the Joint - Integration Training Program before attaining the requisite level of readiness. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 935 948 950 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Ready Force Element Production Force Elements Production Land Environment - Force Element Production The Land Environment - Force Element Production Program seeks to produce individual force elements within the land portfolio with the ability to operate as a cohesive unit capable of delivering unique capabilities that can be built upon and integrated into a larger task tailored force. Results are delivered through structured processes using the fundamental elements of Defence capability (i.e., military personnel, materiel and information systems, information, and, in some cases, real property). Within this Program force elements in the land portfolio acquire abilities to deliver baseline military effects within operational contexts according to baseline training standards. The products provided by this Program sustain Defence by directly enabling the Land Roles - Readiness Sustainment Program, the Land Environment - Integration Training Program and the International and Domestic - Interoperability Training Program. In some cases these forces achieve sufficient training objectives to be assigned directly to Defence operations. But in most cases these force elements proceed to the Land Environment - Integration Training Program and when necessary to the International and Domestic - Interoperability Training Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 9718 9839 9853 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Ready Force Element Production Force Elements Production Maritime Environment - Force Element Production The Maritime Environment - Force Element Production Program seeks to produce individual force elements within the maritime portfolio with the ability to operate as a cohesive unit but not necessarily as part of a larger integrated force. Results are delivered through a tiered readiness process where force elements are assembled from the fundamental elements of Defence capability (i.e., military personnel, materiel and information systems, information, and, in some cases, real property) and then readied through various training, certification and close-support maintenance/production programs. Within this Program individual maritime force elements acquire a range of abilities to deliver military effects in operational contexts according to understood concepts and standards. The products provided by this Program sustain Defence by directly enabling the Maritime Roles - Readiness Sustainment Program, the Maritime Environment - Integration Training Program and the International and Domestic - Interoperability Training Program. Based on the readiness targets set for assignment to contingency roles or employment in Defence operations, force elements may be transferred directly from this Program. However when higher levels of interoperability are required, force elements are first transferred to the Maritime Environment - Integration Training Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 395 398 398 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Ready Force Element Production Force Elements Production Special Operations - Force Element Production The Special Operations - Force Element Production Program seeks to produce individual force elements within the special operations portfolio with the ability to operate as a cohesive organization that is task tailored Special Operations Task Forces or Teams not necessarily part of a larger integrated force. Results are delivered through structured processes where Special Operations force elements are assembled from the fundamental elements of Defence capability (i.e., Special Operations personnel, materiel and information systems, information, and, in some cases, real property). The products provided by this Program sustain Defence by directly enabling the Special Operations Roles -Readiness Sustainment Program, the Special Operations - Integration Training Program and the International and Domestic - Interoperability Training Program. Assigned readiness supports the roles for employment within Defence operations and is consistent with the degree of readiness obtained by force elements through this Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security . . . For security reasons, all human resources under this program are incorporated within Sub-Sub Program 3.1.4 Special Operations Roles - Readiness Sustainment.
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Ready Force Element Production Force Elements Readiness Sustainment Aerospace Roles - Readiness Sustainment The Aerospace Roles - Readiness Sustainment Program aims to sustain the readiness state of fighters, fixed wing transport and utility aircraft, helicopters and other force elements that operate in the aerospace environment and have been assigned to roles requiring them to be ready for operations. The level of readiness attained by any force elements in the aerospace environment portfolio will decline over time. Those aerospace units assigned roles such as “Air space control” or “Strategic Airlift” requiring a specific readiness state must take the appropriate action to maintain the necessary level of readiness. Results are provided by this Program through the conduct of periodic training, exercises, validation activities, and related production and maintenance activities which ensure that the capabilities attained by these force elements do not degrade and that they remain responsive to fulfill assigned roles when called upon. The products and services provided by this Program sustain Defence by directly enabling the delivery of aerospace capabilities to the Defence Combat and Support Operations Program or the Defence Services and Contributions to Government Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 460 467 468 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Ready Force Element Production Force Elements Readiness Sustainment Joint and Common Roles - Readiness Sustainment The Joint and Common Roles - Readiness Sustainment Program aims to sustain the readiness state of joint and common force elements that have been assigned to roles requiring them to be ready for operations. Those joint and common force elements assigned roles such as “Air Field Medical Station” or “Operational Recce and Liaison Team” requiring a specific readiness state must take the appropriate action to maintain the necessary level of readiness. Results are provided through the conduct of periodic training, exercises, and maintenance activities which ensure that the capabilities attained by these force elements do not degrade and that they remain responsive to fulfill assigned roles when called upon. The products and services provided by this Program sustain Defence by directly enabling the Defence Combat and Support Operations Program or the Defence Services and Contributions to Government Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 72 73 73 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Ready Force Element Production Force Elements Readiness Sustainment Land Roles - Readiness Sustainment The Land Roles - Readiness Sustainment Program aims to sustain the achieved readiness level of land environment force elements that have been assigned to roles requiring them to be ready for operations. The level of readiness attained by any force elements in the land environment portfolio will decline over time. Those land units assigned roles such as “Joint Task Force Western Domestic Support” or “Non-combatant Evacuation Operations Land Component” requiring a specific readiness state must take the appropriate action to maintain the necessary level of readiness. Results are achieved through the provision of continuation training and maintenance of vehicles and materiel to posture these forces on specific notice to move timing which ensures that the capabilities attained by these force elements do not degrade and that they remain responsive when called upon. When these force elements are activated, additional training may be required prior to being employed. The products and services provided by this Program sustain Defence by directly enabling the delivery of land capabilities to the Defence Combat and Support Operations Program or the Defence Services and Contributions to Government Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 3878 3938 3945 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Ready Force Element Production Force Elements Readiness Sustainment Maritime Roles - Readiness Sustainment The Maritime Roles - Readiness Sustainment Program aims to sustain the readiness state of ships, submarines, and other force elements that operate in the maritime environment and have been assigned to roles requiring them to be ready for operations. If not sustained, the level of readiness attained by any force element in the maritime environment portfolio will decline over time. Those maritime force elements allocated for FP&R tasks requiring a specific readiness state must take the appropriate action to maintain the necessary level of readiness. Results are provided through the conduct of periodic training, exercises, validation activities, and related production and maintenance activities which ensure that the capabilities attained by these force elements do not degrade and that they remain ready to fulfill assigned roles when called upon. The products and services provided by this Program sustain Defence by directly enabling the delivery of maritime capabilities to the Defence Combat and Support Operations Program or the Defence Services and Contributions to Government Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 1781 1809 1812 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Ready Force Element Production Force Elements Readiness Sustainment Special Operations Roles - Readiness Sustainment The Special Operations Roles - Readiness Sustainment Program aims to sustain the assigned readiness state of force elements that conduct special operations and have been assigned to roles that require them to be ready for operations on specific notice to move. Those special operations forces assigned roles such as “Immediate Response Task Force” or “Task Force Arrowhead” requiring a specific readiness state must take the appropriate action to maintain the necessary level of readiness. Results are achieved by this Program through a cyclical process that includes the provision of periodic training, exercises, provisioning, equipment maintenance and inspections which ensure that the capabilities attained by these force elements do not degrade and that they remain responsive to fulfill assigned roles when called upon. The products and services provided by this Program sustain Defence by directly enabling the Defence Combat and Support Operations Program or the Defence Services and Contributions to Government Program. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 2129 2159 2163 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Ready Force Element Production Operational Readiness Production, Coordination and Command and Control Aerospace Environment - Force Element Production, Coordination and Command and Control The Aerospace Environment - Force Element Production Coordination and Command and Control Program aims to ensure that aerospace force elements are ready to be employed in Defence operations or deliver Defence services. Results are accomplished by developing and maintaining Aerospace command and control structures that deliver governance, directives, policies and procedures, coordination, resource planning and management, exercise overarching control, and advice and direction for and in the aerospace environment. This Program sustains Defence by directly enabling the Aerospace Environment - Force Element Production Program, Aerospace Environment -Integration Training Program, and the Aerospace Roles- Readiness Sustainment Program, as well as the International and Domestic - Interoperability Training Program. Advice and information are also provided to Maritime Environment, Land Environment, Special Operations Forces, and Joint and Common - Force Element Production Coordination and Control programs as required in order to ensure readiness coordination across all force elements. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 1239 1254 1256 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Ready Force Element Production Operational Readiness Production, Coordination and Command and Control Joint and Common - Force Element Production, Coordination and Command and Control The Joint and Common - Force Elements Production Coordination and Command and Control Program aims to ensure that joint and common force elements are ready to be employed in Defence operations or deliver Defence services. Results are achieved by developing and maintaining Joint and Common command and control structures that deliver governance, directives, policies and procedures, coordination, resource planning and management, exercise overarching control, and advice and direction for and in the Joint and Common military operations context. This Program sustains Defence by directly enabling the Joint and Common - Force Element Production Program, Joint - Integration Training Program, and Joint and Common Roles - Readiness Sustainment Program, as well as the International and Domestic - Interoperability Training Program. Advice and information are also provided to Maritime Environment, Land Environment, Aerospace Environment, and Special Operations Forces - Force Element Production Coordination and Control programs as required in order to ensure readiness coordination across all force elements. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 198 202 200 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Ready Force Element Production Operational Readiness Production, Coordination and Command and Control Land Environment - Force Element Production, Coordination and Command and Control The Land Environment - Force Element Production Coordination and Command and Control Program aims to ensure that land force capabilities and elements are ready to be employed in Defence operations or deliver Defence services. Results are accomplished by developing and maintaining Land command and control structures that deliver governance through the delivery of: directives, policies and procedures, resource planning and management. It is also responsible to coordinate the force generation of Land Force capabilities and elements for operations performed within the land environment. This Program sustains Defence by directly enabling the Land Environment - Force Element Production Program, Land - Integration Training Program, and the Land Roles - Readiness Sustainment Program, as well as contributes to the Joint and Common programs and the International and Domestic - Interoperability Training Program. Advice and information are also provided to Maritime Environment, Aerospace Environment, Special Operations Forces and Joint and Common - Force Element Production Coordination and Control programs as required in order to ensure readiness coordination across all force elements. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 1426 1443 1445 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Ready Force Element Production Operational Readiness Production, Coordination and Command and Control Maritime Environment - Force Element Production, Coordination and Command and Control The Maritime Environment - Force Element Production Coordination and Command and Control Program aims to ensure that maritime force elements are ready to be employed in Defence operations or deliver Defence services. Results are accomplished by developing and maintaining Maritime command and control structures that deliver governance, directives, policies and procedures, coordination, resource planning and management, exercise overarching control, and advice and direction for and in the maritime environment. This Program sustains Defence by directly enabling the Maritime Environment -Force Element Production Program, Maritime Environment - Integration Training Program, and the Maritime Roles - Readiness Sustainment Program, as well as the International and Domestic -Interoperability Training Program. Advice and information are also provided to Land Environment, Aerospace Environment, Special Operations Forces, and Joint and Common -Force Element Production Coordination and Control programs as required in order to ensure readiness coordination across all force elements. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 760 767 768 .
Department of National Defence Defence Remains Continually Prepared to Deliver National Defence and Defence Services in Alignment with Canadian Interests and Values Defence Ready Force Element Production Operational Readiness Production, Coordination and Command and Control Special Operations Forces - Force Element Production, Coordination and Command and Control The Special Operations Forces - Force Element Production Coordination and Command and Control Program seeks to ensure that Special Operations force elements and capabilities are ready to be employed in Defence operations or deliver Defence services. Results are accomplished by developing and maintaining Special Operations Forces command and control structures that exercise overarching control, deliver governance, directives, policies and procedures, coordination, planning, resource planning and management, and advice and direction in all areas and activities for which Special Operations Forces are assigned roles and responsibility. This Program sustains Defence by directly enabling the Special Operations - Force Element Production Program, Special Operations - Integration Training Program, and the Special Operations Roles - Readiness Sustainment Program, as well as the International and Domestic - Interoperability Training Program. Advice and information are also provided to Maritime Environment, Land Environment, Aerospace Environment, and Joint and Common - Force Element Production Coordination and Control programs as required in order to ensure readiness through coordination and synchronization with national and international partners. Social Affairs: Safety and Security . . . For security reasons, all human resources under this program are incorporated within Sub-Sub Program 3.1.4 Special Operations Roles - Readiness Sustainment.
Department of National Defence Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 3115 3129 3130 .
Department of Natural Resources Canada’s natural resource sectors are globally competitive. Innovation for New Products and Processes Forest Sector Innovation . Canada’s forest sector has experienced a decrease in its market share as a result of changing global and regional demand and increasing competition. To regain its competitive position and compete profitably in a wider array of markets, the sector is focusing on innovation (i.e., research, development and deployment) and moving towards a more diversified and innovative mix of higher-value specialized products, processes and technologies. Through a forest sector innovation system sector partners can align and pursue common innovation priorities. Through this Sub-program, NRCan brings together various players in the forest sector innovation system –governments, industry, communities (Indigenous and non-Indigenous), and research institutions – to focus on collectively identifying, funding and delivering on the innovation priorities of the sector. NRCan also conducts research with, and provides financial contributions to, FPInnovations, other forest sector research partners, and eligible forest product companies to research, develop and deploy new products, processes and technologies. This Sub-program includes work on the Genomics Research and Development Initiative, the Canadian Regulatory System for Biotechnology, as well as the following transfer payment programs: Forest Innovation Program, Forest Research Institutes Initiative, the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation, and the Aboriginal Forestry Initiative. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 198 166 163 The decline in planned FTE from 2017-18 to 2018-19 is primarily due to the expiry of budgetary spending authorities for the Forest Innovation Program, and the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation program. Any government decision to renew these programs would be reflected in future documents.
Department of Natural Resources Canada’s natural resource sectors are globally competitive. Innovation for New Products and Processes Geospatial Innovation . Natural resource sectors, such as those engaged in the extraction of valuable minerals, oils, gases and other geological or forest-related material, rely on location-based information to make well-informed production and business decisions. This Sub-program plays a vital leadership role in collaborating with federal, provincial, territorial, and private sector partners to establish the required policies, standards, governance and institutional arrangements necessary to support the provision of location-based information. This includes the GeoConnections transfer payment program, a national partnership initiative designed to facilitate access to and the use of geospatial information in Canada, including data, standards, policies, technologies and partnerships. This Sub-program also develops innovative techniques to transform Earth Observation data into applicable geographic information and provides expertise on the design, calibration and validation of new Earth Observation sensors and missions. The resulting data, technology and knowledge base delivers innovative, cost-effective geospatial science, technology, policy and applications solutions that are built once and used many times. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 42 42 42 .
Department of Natural Resources Canada’s natural resource sectors are globally competitive. Innovation for New Products and Processes Mining Innovation . Through this Sub-program, NRCan encourages mining innovation by using a collaborative approach to share financial risks with industry partners, while ensuring that program priorities are aligned with business needs. NRCan also conducts coordinated research to address priorities identified by stakeholders, such as technologies to safely and profitably develop and operate deeper mines, and to process ores, concentrates and recyclable materials that cannot be processed with commercially available technologies. As well, it creates opportunities to develop the next generation of professionals, and supplies certified reference materials to service providers and industry analytical laboratories, which rely on such reference materials to ensure the quality of data that inform mineral investment decisions, determine product value, drive process improvement, and improve confidence in environmental monitoring. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 49 47 47 .
Department of Natural Resources Canada’s natural resource sectors are globally competitive. Investment in Natural Resource Sectors Geo-Mapping for Energy and Minerals . Through this Sub-program, NRCan provides modern geological knowledge that helps to attract further investments in the North and benefits Northerners. It focuses on characterizing and mapping the regional geological context to document new mineral and hydrocarbon potential. In addition to reducing risk and stimulating exploration investments by industry, this geological knowledge also helps enable northern communities to make informed decisions about their future economy and society. The objective of this Sub-program is to promote exploration and long-term sustainable development for vast and untapped resources in Canada’s North. This Sub-program includes the Geo-Mapping for Energy and Minerals transfer payment program. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 173 172 173 .
Department of Natural Resources Canada’s natural resource sectors are globally competitive. Investment in Natural Resource Sectors Geoscience for New Energy Supply . Through this Sub-program, NRCan provides the energy sector with strategic resource assessments, methodologies and information required to make investment decisions, which is an important part of sustainable long-term economic growth in Canada. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 51 51 49 .
Department of Natural Resources Canada’s natural resource sectors are globally competitive. Investment in Natural Resource Sectors Major Projects Management Office Initiative . The objective of the Major Projects Management Office Initiative is to support timely and effective project reviews and to lead government-wide efforts to modernize the regulatory system for major projects. This includes efforts to improve the alignment of federal and provincial regulatory processes and to ensure effective and meaningful consultation with Indigenous people. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 31 31 28 .
Department of Natural Resources Canada’s natural resource sectors are globally competitive. Investment in Natural Resource Sectors Mineral Investment . Through this Sub-program, NRCan collects socioeconomic data on mineral exploration, deposit appraisal and mine complex development expenditures, physical output from production facilities, and the value of mineral production. It also manages the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act, which requires public reports from resource exploration and extraction companies on payments they make to governments in Canada and abroad. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 93 93 94 .
Department of Natural Resources Canada’s natural resource sectors are globally competitive. Investment in Natural Resource Sectors Targeted Geoscience Initiative . Mineral resources are one of the principal economic drivers in many rural and remote Canadian communities. New geoscience knowledge and techniques are required to discover mineral resources in existing and emerging mining areas. Through this Sub-program, NRCan creates new geoscience knowledge that improves understanding of entire mineral systems and helps provide innovative ways for deep exploration knowledge to be used by industry to identify the presence of buried mineral deposits. To do this, NRCan studies key examples of mineral deposits to determine the fundamental processes that lead to ore formation and the characteristics that mark the presence of these deposits. The objective of this work is to foster innovation within the mineral exploration industry, leading to more efficient discovery of new deposits, enhanced global competiveness of the industry, and sustained economic activity in mining-dependent communities. This Sub-program includes the Targeted Geoscience Initiative 5 (TGI 5) transfer payment program. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 47 47 47 .
Department of Natural Resources Canada’s natural resource sectors are globally competitive. Market Access and Diversification Energy Market Access and Diversification . Through this Sub-program, NRCan fosters a competitive Canadian energy sector by working with provinces and territories (including under the Canadian Energy Strategy), and internationally, to articulate Canada’s approach to the management of energy resources. It assesses and updates federal energy regulations and policies relating to offshore oil and gas, pipelines, and nuclear; engages domestically and internationally on energy issues; and provides Canadians with information on energy markets. NRCan also engages West Coast First Nations communities on issues related to energy infrastructure development, and coordinates the activities across multiple Government of Canada departments, as well as with the Government of British Columbia and other key players, to increase Indigenous participation in this development. This Sub-program includes the Gunnar Mine Remediation transfer payment program. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 171 163 155 .
Department of Natural Resources Canada’s natural resource sectors are globally competitive. Market Access and Diversification Forest Products Market Access and Diversification . Through this Sub-program, NRCan provides:• Financial contributions to Canadian forest industry associations to support initiatives to expand exports to international markets and increase the use of wood in North American non-residential construction;• Financial contributions and science-based information to industry partners to support the development and dissemination of information products that promote the environmental reputation of Canada’s forest sector in international markets; and• Expertise to other federal departments in support of Canada’s international negotiating positions on trade and environmental issues. This Sub-program includes the Expanding Market Opportunities transfer payment program. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 88 72 73 The decline in planned FTE from 2017-18 to 2018-19 is primarily due to the expiry of budgetary spending authorities for the Expanding Market Opportunities program. Any government decision to renew this program would be reflected in future documents.
Department of Natural Resources Canada’s natural resource sectors are globally competitive. Market Access and Diversification Mineral and Metal Markets Access and Diversification . Canadian producers of minerals and metals require access to export markets since domestic production exceeds domestic demand for many commodities. However, tariffs and non-tariff barriers can constrain exports, as can policies and measures that reduce demand for minerals, metals and products containing metals, and certification schemes that discriminate against Canadian producers. Through this Sub-program, NRCan administers the Export and Import of Rough Diamonds Act and regulations that implement Canada’s international obligations under the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, ensuring market access for Canadian diamond producers and users. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 8 7 7 Variance not material.
Department of Natural Resources Canada’s natural resource sectors are globally competitive. Statutory Programs Atlantic Offshore . . Through this Program, NRCan monitors and facilitates payment disbursal agreements and transfer payments under the Atlantic Offshore Accord Acts. The Program includes the following programs: Canada Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board; Payments to the Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Resource Revenue Fund; Payments to the Nova Scotia Offshore Revenue Account; Nova Scotia Crown Share Adjustment Payment; and Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board. Economic Affairs: Economic Development 0 0 0 .
Department of Natural Resources Canadians have information to manage their lands and natural resources, and are protected from related risks. Landmass Information Canada’s Legal Boundaries . Through this Sub-program, NRCan ensures boundary certainty by proper maintenance of the Canada-US international boundary for law enforcement, land administration, customs and immigration, and transboundary resource management; effective boundary surveys of Indigenous settlement lands to meet Canada’s obligations under land claim settlement legislation and treaties; and statutory registration of legal surveys on Canada Lands (the North, Canada’s offshore area, Indigenous Lands and National Parks), essential to the creation of legal property boundaries. The boundary certainty provided by NRCan through this Sub-program enables effective management of Canada lands and collaboration across jurisdictions, which advance the interests of Canada’s natural resource sectors, both domestically and internationally. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 111 107 107 .
Department of Natural Resources Canadians have information to manage their lands and natural resources, and are protected from related risks. Landmass Information Essential Geographic Information . This Sub-program ensures access to accurate, authoritative and assured satellite imagery, survey and mapping data, as well as applications and other thematic products or specialty tools to government and non-government users. This Sub-program also maintains geodetic networks to monitor Earth dynamics and provide access to Canada’s fundamental reference system for the measurement of latitude, longitude and elevation. A geodetic reference system consistent with international standards is essential to exploit the full capability of Earth Observation and precise satellite positioning (e.g., GPS). Social Affairs: Safety and Security 235 233 232 .
Department of Natural Resources Canadians have information to manage their lands and natural resources, and are protected from related risks. Landmass Information Polar Continental Shelf Logistics Support . Through its Polar Continental Shelf Program (PCSP), NRCan coordinates logistics for Canadian government agencies, provincial, territorial and northern organizations, universities and independent groups conducting research, particularly in Canada’s North. Through this work, NRCan supports science and government priorities and contributes to the exercise of Canadian Arctic sovereignty. PCSP services include air transportation to and from remote field camps throughout the Canadian Arctic, field equipment and vehicles across Canada, and fuel for aircraft, equipment and camps. They also include meals, accommodations and working space (including a multi-purpose laboratory) at the PCSP facility in Resolute, Nunavut, and a communications network that links the PCSP with science teams in field camps dispersed throughout the Canadian Arctic. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 37 37 37 .
Department of Natural Resources Canadians have information to manage their lands and natural resources, and are protected from related risks. Landmass Information United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea . Through this Sub-program, NRCan conducts seabed and seismic surveys to compile accurate coordinates on the limits of the continental shelf area, as well as to support Global Affairs Canada with the presentation, interpretation and defence of the scientific evidence included in the formal submission. Canada aims to secure international recognition for this precisely determined extended area over which it may exercise sovereign rights over the natural resources of the seabed and subsoil. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 3 1 1 The decline in planned FTE from 2017-18 to 2018-19 is due to a planned decrease in the funding profile for the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea - Mapping the North Pole.
Department of Natural Resources Canadians have information to manage their lands and natural resources, and are protected from related risks. Protection for Canadians and Natural Resources Climate Change Adaptation . Through this Sub-program, NRCan delivers an Adaptation Platform, which brings together national industry, Indigenous and professional organizations, federal, provincial and territorial governments, and other organizations to collaborate on shared adaptation priorities. It facilitates the production and exchange of knowledge and tools that help decision makers understand the implications of a changing climate on their operations, and equips them with the tools and information needed to effectively adapt. This Sub-program also delivers scientific analysis on climate change geoscience issues affecting Canada’s North (North of 60 latitude) such as resource development and infrastructure. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 33 34 34 .
Department of Natural Resources Canadians have information to manage their lands and natural resources, and are protected from related risks. Protection for Canadians and Natural Resources Explosives Safety and Security . Through this Sub-program, NRCan administers and enforces the Explosives Act and associated regulations, which govern the manufacture, importation, transportation, sale, distribution and storage of explosives. This includes fireworks and pyrotechnics, and the sale of materials that can be used to produce explosives. NRCan conducts compliance promotion, outreach, inspections, investigations and enforcement of the Act and regulations. It also tests and develops policies, procedures, guidelines, rules and standards, and supplies expertise to other federal government organizations and law enforcement agencies. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 53 53 53 .
Department of Natural Resources Canadians have information to manage their lands and natural resources, and are protected from related risks. Protection for Canadians and Natural Resources Forest Disturbances Science and Application . Through this Sub-program, NRCan conducts research and analysis to develop scientific knowledge of forest disturbances (e.g., pests, fire). This scientific knowledge is used by federal, provincial and territorial governments and agencies (both policy makers and regulators) as well as the forest industry to assess risks, forecast impacts and develop mitigation and adaptation strategies related to pests, fire, and climate change. This Sub-program includes the Invasive Alien Species Strategy for Canada. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 206 200 201 .
Department of Natural Resources Canadians have information to manage their lands and natural resources, and are protected from related risks. Protection for Canadians and Natural Resources Geohazards and Public Safety . To enhance the protection of Canadians from hazards, constant monitoring of, effective planning for, and timely notification and characterization of events are required. Such events include earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, geomagnetic storms, radiological and nuclear incidents, and tsunamis. Through the provision of hazard and risk information and products, NRCan helps other levels of government, including international government bodies, as well as the private sector, critical infrastructure operators, and professional organizations to prepare for and mitigate natural disasters and provides information to public and media in times of crisis to help them better understand the hazards and to protect themselves. This work also supports NRCan’s obligations under the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. This Sub-program comprises a research component, to improve understanding and characterization of hazards and the potential impacts and consequences, and an operational component, which monitors and provides alerts and other information products to support management of emergencies. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 102 100 99 .
Department of Natural Resources Canadians have information to manage their lands and natural resources, and are protected from related risks. Protection for Canadians and Natural Resources Materials and Certification for Safety and Security . Through this Sub-program, NRCan conducts non-destructive testing to ensure the integrity of safety-critical components in equipment and buildings such as cranes, heavy equipment, nuclear reactors, pipelines and other applications and certifies individuals to a national standard, which is aligned with international standards. NRCan also develops materials solutions to provide increased protection to Canadian Forces personnel and assets, specifically protecting light military vehicles and occupants from the effects of improvised explosive devices, and dismounted soldiers and law enforcement personnel against projectiles and fragmentation devices. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 20 17 16 Variance not material.
Department of Natural Resources Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 922 882 887.76 .
Department of Natural Resources Natural Resource Sectors and Consumers are Environmentally Responsible. Energy-efficient Practices and Lower-carbon Energy Sources Alternative Transportation Fuels . Through this Sub-program, NRCan addresses the barriers to the use of alternative fuels by increasing production capacity, designing and developing education and outreach materials, deploying alternative fuel infrastructure, and facilitating the design, development and updating of codes and standards. Economic Affairs: Environment 6 0 0 The decline in planned FTE from 2017-18 to 2018-19 is due to the expiry of budgetary spending authorities for Green Infrastructure.  Any government decision to renew this program would be reflected in future documents.
Department of Natural Resources Natural Resource Sectors and Consumers are Environmentally Responsible. Energy-efficient Practices and Lower-carbon Energy Sources Energy Efficiency . Through this Sub-program, NRCan encourages the adoption of energy-efficient technologies, products and practices through labelling, by providing information on energy management, and by making the stock of housing, buildings and energy-using products more efficient through regulation, codes, standards and energy benchmarking activities. It also makes industrial and vehicle operations more energy efficient through energy management standards and practices. Economic Affairs: Environment 217 148 148 The decline in planned FTE from 2017-18 to 2018-19 is due to the planned declining profile for the Clean Growth and Climate Change envelope.
Department of Natural Resources Natural Resource Sectors and Consumers are Environmentally Responsible. Energy-efficient Practices and Lower-carbon Energy Sources Renewable Energy Deployment . NRCan implements programs to bring cleaner, renewable electricity into a smarter electrical grid. Through this Sub-program, NRCan advances the development of a legislative framework for administering marine renewable energy projects in the federal offshore through the Marine Renewable Energy Enabling Measures program. NRCan also supports production of renewable energy through support to projects through the ecoENERGY for Renewable Power transfer payment program. Economic Affairs: Environment 4 4 4 .
Department of Natural Resources Natural Resource Sectors and Consumers are Environmentally Responsible. Energy-efficient Practices and Lower-carbon Energy Sources Support for Clean Energy Decision-Making . Through this sub-program, NRCan provides high-quality tools, information and analysis to support evidence-based decision-making on domestic clean energy and climate change policy. This Sub-program also includes NRCan’s international engagement on clean energy technology and North American engagement on clean energy and climate change. Economic Affairs: Environment 25 10 11 The decline in planned FTE from 2017-18 to 2018-19 is primarily due to the expiry of budgetary spending authorities for the Clean Growth and Climate Change envelope and Green Infrastructure. Any government decisions to renew these programs would be reflected in future documents.
Department of Natural Resources Natural Resource Sectors and Consumers are Environmentally Responsible. Responsible Natural Resource Management Environmental Studies and Assessments . Through this Sub-program, NRCan provides expert information and advice to government departments, regulatory bodies and industry to inform regulatory policies, industry practices and environmental assessments conducted under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act 2012. This work serves to guide the planning of natural resource developments and to identify environmental impacts of major resource projects. NRCan information and advice also informs the process of designating new federal parks and protected areas on federal lands with the identification of mineral and energy resource potential. Economic Affairs: Environment 48 46 47 .
Department of Natural Resources Natural Resource Sectors and Consumers are Environmentally Responsible. Responsible Natural Resource Management Forest Ecosystems Science and Application . Through this Sub-program, NRCan conducts research, national assessments and monitoring to develop scientific knowledge of Canada’s forest ecosystems. This knowledge is used by governments, industry, and non-governmental organizations for multiple purposes, including developing forest management practices and policies, meet reporting obligations, form negotiating positions, and counter misconceptions of Canada’s forest practices. Economic Affairs: Environment 109 108 108 .
Department of Natural Resources Natural Resource Sectors and Consumers are Environmentally Responsible. Responsible Natural Resource Management Geospatial Information for Responsible Natural Resource Management . This Sub-program provides government departments, regulatory bodies and industry with sound science, and delivers geospatial technology and products that are a fundamental source of information for regulatory frameworks and related environmental assessments. The Sub-program’s focus is primarily on the energy-producing regions of Canada (e.g., oil sands), and the North. Economic Affairs: Environment 5 5 5 .
Department of Natural Resources Natural Resource Sectors and Consumers are Environmentally Responsible. Responsible Natural Resource Management Groundwater Geoscience . Through this Sub-program, NRCan provides comprehensive groundwater information and expertise, which contributes to sustainable land-use decision making and groundwater management. Groundwater provides up to 80% of rural Canada’s drinking water and is an essential component of ecosystem health. NRCan conducts groundwater mapping and assessment activities on key aquifers to better understand the extent of groundwater systems, their dynamics and vulnerability. NRCan also collaborates with its provincial partners to ensure data and approaches in different jurisdictions are harmonized. This information is disseminated through a web portal used by other departments and levels of government, planners and land-use professionals for decision making. Economic Affairs: Environment 24 25 25 .
Department of Natural Resources Natural Resource Sectors and Consumers are Environmentally Responsible. Technology Innovation Clean Energy Science and Technology . Through this Sub-program, NRCan collaborates with academia, industry and the public sector to research, develop and demonstrate innovative solutions to environmental challenges in the energy sector. The Department also funds, creates and advances new energy knowledge and technologies. The objective is for academia, industry, and the public sector to lay the foundation for the next generation of clean energy technologies and practices to have fewer negative impacts on Canada’s air, land and water. This Sub-program includes the following transfer payment programs: Energy Innovation Program, Oil & Gas Clean Tech Program, Oil Spill Response Science, Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstration, Program for Energy Research and Development, and the Science and Technology Internship Program. Economic Affairs: Environment 491 387 387 The decline in planned FTE from 2017-18 to 2018-19 is mainly due to the expiry of  budgetary spending authorities for the Clean Growth and Climate Change envelope, and Green Infrastructure. 


Any government decision to renew these programs would be reflected in future documents.
Department of Natural Resources Natural Resource Sectors and Consumers are Environmentally Responsible. Technology Innovation Green Mining . Through this Sub-program, NRCan develops and demonstrates innovative mining technologies and practices that eliminate or reduce environmental impacts, including characterizing low-level radioactive nuclear waste with a view to establishing long-term management solutions for radioactive waste. These technologies and practices also expand domestic and international business opportunities, and reduce financial risks for mining companies, technology developers and consultants. NRCan identifies business needs, technology gaps and priorities with input from the Canada Mining Innovation Council. Applied research aims to reduce land disturbance; water, energy and hazardous chemical use; waste volumes; and releases to the environment; and to accelerate site restoration. In addition, findings contribute to the scientific, technological and socioeconomic basis for updating federal, provincial and territorial mining and environmental regulations and policies, and inform policy priorities in other countries that drive demand for technologies and services. Economic Affairs: Environment 73 72 74 .
Department of Natural Resources Natural Resource Sectors and Consumers are Environmentally Responsible. Technology Innovation Materials for Energy . Through this Sub-program, NRCan performs applied research and development that delivers materials and materials-processing innovations, enabling clean energy production, safe and reliable energy distribution, and more efficient use of energy in areas such as transportation, buildings and industry. Economic Affairs: Environment 82 80 80 .
Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness A safe and resilient Canada. Border Strategies . . The Border Strategies Program provides federal policy leadership, coordination and coherence on a variety of border issues, such as customs, immigration, refugees and citizenship, and cross-border law enforcement, in order to ensure that security objectives are achieved in a manner that facilitates the flow of legitimate trade and travel, and reduces security and fraud related risks. The intent of this program is to promote the safety and economic well-being of Canadians through supporting secure and efficient management of Canada’s borders. This program also advances critical infrastructure objectives through effective coordination among federal departments and agencies, as well as partnerships with industry sectors. In order to achieve this result, the program develops and supports a focused border management agenda and leads ongoing dialogue between Canada and the United States on strategic and operational border policy issues, including the implementation of the Beyond the Border Action plan. The program implements cross-border arrangements relating to the movement of goods and people during emergencies, and provides policy advice, leadership and horizontal coordination to Public Safety Portfolio agencies and other federal departments regarding border issues. This program plays a central role in supporting the Government in making fully informed decisions concerning border policy, border management and cross-border law enforcement for the benefit of Canadians. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 24 24 24 .
Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness A safe and resilient Canada. Countering Crime Corrections . The program supports the Minister’s public policy leadership role in corrections and criminal justice, specifically with respect to the Minister’s legislative responsibility to initiate, recommend, coordinate, implement and promote policies, programs or projects relating to Correctional Services Canada and the Parole Board of Canada. The program is responsible for providing advice on the strategic priorities of these agencies and on a broad range of national correctional and criminal justice program, policy and legislative issues and activities; leading legislative reforms; and the management of litigation. In fulfilling its mandate, the program leads collaborative efforts with other portfolio agencies and actively works with and supports provincial and territorial partners as well as consulting with other stakeholders such as non-governmental organizations. The program also develops and implements innovative approaches to community justice in Aboriginal communities through contribution funding, as well as facilitating the sharing of information to promote public safety objectives concerning the correctional system generally and in particular with respect to victims through the National Office for Victims. This program administers/uses funding from the following transfer payments: Aboriginal Community Safety Development Contribution Program, Payments to the provinces, territories, and public and private bodies in support of activities complementary to those of the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Other National Voluntary Organizations active in the criminal justice sector, Grants to provincial partners for the National Flagging System to identify and track high-risk violent offenders who jeopardize public safety. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 46 46 46 .
Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness A safe and resilient Canada. Countering Crime Crime Prevention . The National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS) is a key component of the federal government’s approach to reducing crime. The Strategy’s goal is to reduce offending among those most at risk, such as children, youth and Aboriginal Canadians who demonstrate various risk factors, and to prevent crimes such as drug-related offences, and serious and violent offences from being committed. The Strategy provides national leadership in the development and dissemination of evidence-based crime prevention programs and policies, and supports projects that are responsive and appropriate to community and regional needs. The NCPS provides funding through time-limited grants and contributions to community-based organizations, other levels of government and academia to support the implementation and evaluation of targeted interventions and other measures, as well as the development and dissemination of knowledge and practical tools. The program aims to increase coordination and integration of effective crime prevention policy and programs federally and with the provinces and territories, as well as increase the identification of, and response to, emerging priority issues and orientation of funding programs. This program administers/uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants and Contributions in support of the Safer Communities Initiative. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 52 52 52 .
Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness A safe and resilient Canada. Countering Crime Law Enforcement Leadership Aboriginal Policing The Department advances this key activity through the administration of the First Nations Policing Program (FNPP).The program provides funding to support policing services that are professional, dedicated and responsive to the First Nation and Inuit communities they serve. The program is delivered through contribution agreements among the federal government, provincial or territorial governments, and First Nations and Inuit communities. The Department conducts performance measurement activities to ensure that credible performance data is being collected to support effective program monitoring and evaluation activities. In addition, the Department provides broad policy advice and conducts relevant research on Aboriginal policing and justice issues, and Aboriginal self-government; and engages stakeholders in developing policy options for improving public safety in First Nation and Inuit communities and for the renewal of the Program. Lastly, the FNPP works collaboratively with other federal, provincial and territorial partners in addressing diverse challenges in First Nation and Inuit communities. This program administers/uses funding from the following transfer payments: Payments to the provinces, territories, municipalities, Indian band councils and recognized authorities representing Indians on reserve, Indian communities on Crown land and Inuit communities, for the First Nations Policing Program Social Affairs: Safety and Security 44 44 44 .
Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness A safe and resilient Canada. Countering Crime Law Enforcement Leadership Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Policing Crime and policing issues are ongoing challenges for all societies, including Canada’s. Public safety is a core responsibility of government and within this, policing and policing policy is continuously evolving and always a priority. This program’s mandate is derived from the Minister’s legislative responsibilities in initiating, recommending, coordinating, implementing and promoting policing policies, programs or projects, and specific accountabilities associated with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, including the establishment of strategic priorities. This program provides strategic policy advice to support the Minister in carrying out these responsibilities. In providing this advice, this program leads collaborative efforts and consultations with key partners, such as provinces, territories and stakeholder associations, to promote information sharing, cohesion and cooperation on cross-cutting issues such as The Economics of Policing and Community Safety Initiatives, firearms policy, security for major events, and RCMP police services agreements. This program administers/uses funding from the following transfer payments: Payments to the provinces, territories, and public and private bodies in support of activities complementary to those of the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Major International Events Security Cost Framework (not listed in Main Estimates 2013-14) Social Affairs: Safety and Security 32 32 32 .
Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness A safe and resilient Canada. Countering Crime Law Enforcement Leadership Serious and Organized Crime Organized crime groups are sophisticated, adaptable, complex and transnational in nature. Responses must therefore be equally multifaceted. This program plays a national leadership role to coordinate portfolio activities, and brings cohesion to agencies and departments to better ensure they are working together effectively to support the Minister and the Government’s agenda. This program involves providing evidence-based research and policy advice, leadership and horizontal coordination for the development of federal, national and international strategies to combat serious and organized crime. It works in collaboration with other federal departments and agencies, provinces and territories, NGOs and international partners, focusing on areas such as human trafficking; child sexual exploitation; illicit drugs; economic and financial crime; First Nations organized crime; witness protection; the DNA regime; contraband tobacco; and developing legislative proposals. This program administers/uses funding from the following transfer payments: Biology Casework Analysis Contribution Program, Tobacco and Organized Crime, Contribution Program to Combat Child Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking, Measures to Combat Organized Crime, National Counterfeit Enforcement Strategy, Integrated Market Enforcement Strategy, National Anti-Drug Strategy Social Affairs: Safety and Security 50 50 50 .
Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness A safe and resilient Canada. Emergency Management Emergency Preparedness . This sub-program promotes preparedness for emergencies in Canada by supporting the ability of federal institutions and other stakeholders to plan for incidents on an all-hazards basis. It also provides guidance and strategic direction for exercises and training, encourages public awareness, and facilitates interoperability to enhance the manner in which information is shared. This sub-program features the development of all-hazards plans that engage the whole community in managing the life cycle of a potential emergency. This includes maintaining 24/7 situational awareness and early warning; identifying and evaluating risk; developing contingency plans for major events and all-hazard event management; and providing decision-makers with required information in order to better plan and prepare to reduce the vulnerability of people, property, the environment and the economy. The sub-program also leads the management of the Continuity of Constitutional Government program, supporting the three branches of the Constitutional Government of Canada to develop and implement procedures allowing essential functions of government to continue in the event of a large-scale emergency affecting the National Capital Region. As a complement, the sub-program provides guidance to federal institutions in the development of business continuity plans to ensure the sustainability of essential federal services in the event of disruptions to federal entities’ infrastructure and other critical resources. It also assesses and ensures conformity of these plans with standards set out in various legislative and policy instruments. The National Exercise program, which is also included as part of this sub-program, enhances the all-hazards capability to manage emergencies across the country by providing training and learning opportunities for government and members of the emergency management community, as well as opportunities to examine the collective response to emergencies through multi-jurisdictional exercises. Moreover, the Continuous Improvement of Federal Event Response (CIFER) enhances preparedness through improved sharing, tracking, implementing, and reporting on lessons learned and best practices within the federal community. This program uses/administers funding from the following transfer payment: International Association of Fire Fighters, Canada Social Affairs: Safety and Security 84 84 84 .
Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness A safe and resilient Canada. Emergency Management Emergency Prevention / Mitigation . This sub-program provides federal and national leadership concerning prevention/mitigation, which aims to proactively protect lives, property, the environment, communities and the economy from disasters/emergencies, and to avoid or reduce losses and damages when they do occur. It supports efforts at the federal, provincial, territorial and municipal levels that reinforce the capacity of Canada and its institutions to prevent and mitigate all hazards to the safety and security of Canadians, by leveraging new and existing government programming. This sub-program supports cost-shared financial investments with provinces and territories with the aim of preventing or mitigating the risk of hazards and the impacts of future disasters. The sub-program facilitates risk identification, assessments and risk prioritization within the federal community and within federal, provincial and territorial fora for the purposes of informing responsible risk management and the efficient use of program resources. In addition, the sub-program engages other stakeholders to assist in the identification and prevention/mitigation of disaster risks, and develops strategies and programs geared towards enhancing the knowledge, awareness and capacity for coherent action at all levels. This sub-program also includes the National Search and Rescue Secretariat (NSS) which is responsible for the management and coordination of the National Search and Rescue Program (NSP) and ensures best use is made of search and rescue partners’ diverse resources and capabilities, particularly in the area of prevention programming. This program uses/administers funding from the following transfer payments: National Disaster Mitigation Program, the Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund, the Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada Contribution Fund, and the COSPAS-SARSAT Contribution Fund. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 47 47 47 .
Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness A safe and resilient Canada. Emergency Management Emergency Recovery . This sub-program serves to support the rapid and effective recovery of Canadians and communities from disasters. It includes the provision of financial assistance to Provinces and Territories, upon request, through programs, such as the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements, for recovery from large scale disasters. In recognition of the inter-connectedness between the functions of emergency management, the initial phases of post-event recovery are integrated into event management planning to foster smoother transition from response to recovery, and the inclusion of disaster mitigation is encouraged during recovery in order to reduce the occurrence and impact of future risk and disasters. The goal of this sub-program is to provide leadership and direction at all levels, so that those individuals, businesses and communities impacted by disaster have the resources and support needed to fully recover. Efforts focus on not only rebuilding communities that are safer and more resilient, but also on pre-disaster recovery planning which is intended to better enable those individuals and communities to more rapidly access the necessary resources needed to begin rebuilding lives and communities. At the federal level, the sub-program works with other government departments to foster consistency, coherence and alignment between federal disaster support and assistance to provinces, territories and other stakeholders. This program uses/administers funding from the following transfer payments: Contributions to the provinces and territories for assistance related to natural disasters. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 15 15 15 .
Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness A safe and resilient Canada. Emergency Management Emergency Response . This sub-program leads and coordinates the support to partners across all regions and the delivery of an all-hazard integrated federal response for events that threaten the safety and security of Canadians or the integrity of Canada’s critical infrastructure. It provides 24/7 watch and early warning, as well as strategic-level response coordination on behalf of the Government of Canada in support of partner mandates. The program provides definitive national-level situational awareness (e.g. Notifications, Situation Reports, intelligence products, briefings) to partners and senior decision makers, and to senior officials, provincial governments and/or the private sector. It monitors whole-of-government response capability; plans for and coordinates the federal response to events affecting the national interest; develops recommendations for the deployment and utilization of federal resources; and actions requests for response assistance from federal or provincial/territorial authorities. Working with the provinces, territories and international partners, the program supports the DM and ADM communities when responding to events by providing them with information on evolving events, a mechanism for the implementation of their direction, and identifying issues that need their engagement for resolution. The program contributes to the efficient use of Government of Canada strategic assets and, when offered, the resources of P/T governments. This program also coordinates regional offices to support provincial and territorial partners in addressing emergencies. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 107 107 107 .
Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness A safe and resilient Canada. National Security Critical Infrastructure . Responsibility for critical infrastructure in Canada is shared by Federal and Provincial/Territorial governments, local authorities and critical infrastructure owners and operators. This program exercises national leadership by coordinating with these partners to manage broad-scale protection efforts such as risk analysis, site assessments, plans and exercises. The intent of this program is to develop and implement policies to strengthen the resilience of critical infrastructure in Canada, including the National Strategy and Action Plan for Critical Infrastructure which sets out a comprehensive approach to risk-management and information sharing. Recognizing that the impacts of critical infrastructure disruptions can extend beyond national borders, the program is also leading an international approach to protecting our vital assets and systems. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 42 42 42 .
Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness A safe and resilient Canada. National Security Cyber Security . The Cyber Security Program aims to ensure that Canada is prepared for and can respond to cyber security threats. It provides whole-of-government leadership and coordination of the development and delivery of policies and programs, and legislative and regulatory frameworks that increase the resiliency and security of Canada’s vital information and systems. The Program contributes to Canada’s ability to address current and emerging cyber issues and helps to ensure that Canada is recognized as a global leader in cyber security. Recognizing that cyber security is a shared responsibility and that everyone has a role to play, the Program facilitates the establishment and upholding of partnerships with provincial and territorial governments, private sector organizations, international counterparts, and academia. The program also enables the coordination of the federal response to cyber events and allows for the dissemination and exchange of cyber security-related information products with domestic and international stakeholders. Public awareness efforts are coordinated with partners, stakeholders and other levels of government. This program uses/administers funding from the following transfer payments: Cyber Security Cooperation Program (Grants and Contributions). Social Affairs: Safety and Security 91 100 100 .
Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness A safe and resilient Canada. National Security National Security Leadership . This program develops and implements national security policy, legislation and programs that contribute to the Government’s ability to counter current and emerging threats. It is also responsible for assisting the Minister in fulfilling key statutory obligations. The program demonstrates interdepartmental leadership and Portfolio coordination through the implementation of Canada’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy, the listing of terrorist entities, and the review of foreign investments that raise national security concerns, as well as policy development and involvement in setting national security priorities. The program also exercises important leadership functions by collaborating domestically, internationally, across sectors and with communities to enhance understanding of national security challenges and to actively respond to national security threats. This program also facilitates the engagement of Canadians in a long-term dialogue on national security issues through the Cross Cultural Roundtable on Security, which solicits member views on policies and programs as well as their potential impact on Canadians. This program uses/administers funding from the following transfer payments: Kanishka Project Research Initiative Social Affairs: Safety and Security 96 96 95 .
Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 410 412 411 .
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Accommodation and Real Property Services Cape Breton Operations . This sub-program identifies PWGSC as responsible for Cape Breton Operations which includes the overall management of the residual obligations of the former Cape Breton Development Corporation (CBDC) as well as the real property portfolio of the former Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation (ECBC). The residual obligations include the management of post employment benefits for former CBDC employees including miners, as well as obligations relating to the monitoring and oversight of environmentally impacted land holdings and mine water management. Also included in this sub program are land management activities on properties transferred from ECBC, with activities such as the management and divestiture of surplus property. Government Affairs: Government Operations 18.36 17 17 .
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Accommodation and Real Property Services Federal Accommodation . This sub-program provides for the accommodation needs of federal organizations by providing and maintaining a cost effective portfolio of office facilities, common use assets and special properties (predominantly conference and training facilities). This sub-program is composed of two primary activities: the provision, on an obligatory basis, of general-purpose accommodation and common use space to support the delivery of government programs; and optimization of real property investments in direct support of the provision of accommodation. Government Affairs: Government Operations 612 612 612 .
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Accommodation and Real Property Services Federal Holdings . This sub-program includes a diverse portfolio of federal facilities and activities under the purview of the Minister of PWGSC that are grouped for reporting purposes: the stewardship and management of major engineering assets and wharves, as well as the development of strategies for their divestiture; the administration, capital management and leasing services for residential housing units in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut to support the delivery of federal government programs; appraisals for all acquisitions, dispositions and transfers of real estate, as well as the maintenance of related guidelines and policies; and the authoritative interpretation of expropriation legislation and regulations and the implementation of the expropriation process on behalf of the federal government. Government Affairs: Government Operations 54.45 59.44 59.44 Includes Minister’s Regional Offices
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Accommodation and Real Property Services Parliamentary Precinct . This sub-program provides essential office and special use accommodations space that supports the delivery of the programs and services to the Parliament of Canada. The accommodations space is defined as the buildings occupied in majority by the Senate, the House of Commons and the Library of Parliament and the related premises and grounds, as well as required leases and including swing space and rehabilitated buildings under the Long Term Vision Plan (LTVP) necessary to support their work (constituency offices are excluded). Government Affairs: Government Operations 56 56 56 These total FTEs do not cover the Parliamentary Precinct Branch total FTEs, as the FTEs carrying out the Parliamentary Precinct Branch billable activities are reported under Sub-Program 1.2.3 Real Property Services
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Accommodation and Real Property Services Payments in Lieu of Taxes . This sub-program administers the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program on behalf of the Government of Canada by issuing payments to taxing authorities under the authority of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Act. Local taxing authorities benefit through receipt of payments, which recognizes the services they provide to federal property located in their jurisdictions. Government Affairs: Government Operations 43.47 38 38 .
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Accommodation and Real Property Services Real Property Services . This sub-program provides real property services, on a fee for service basis, to the Federal Accommodation, Federal Holdings and Parliamentary Precinct programs of PWGSC, as well as to other departments. Government Affairs: Government Operations 2725 2318 2258 These total FTEs include Parliamentary Precinct Branch billable activities that are planned to be carried out by 372.3 FTES in 2017-18; 393.5 FTEs in 2018-19; and 391.5 FTEs in 2019-20
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Acquisitions Acquisition Stewardship Acquisition Policy and Strategic Management This sub-sub-program interprets the legislative and policy landscape in support of the management and continuous improvement of government acquisitions, the provision of acquisition related advice, guidance and oversight, including the development and application of standards and guidelines. This is done by developing and implementing tools and instruments to improve the effective and efficient management of the procurement life cycle for the federal government and suppliers. Government Affairs: Government Operations 298 250 250 .
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Acquisitions Acquisition Stewardship Defence Procurement Strategy Governance This sub-sub-program ensures streamlined and effective decision-making in support of the Defence Procurement Strategy. The sub-sub-program provides strategic analysis, guidance, and advice with a whole-of-government perspective for defence and major Canadian Coast Guard procurements. This is primarily achieved through senior level governance committees which serve as key decision-making bodies for the implementation of the Strategy. Government Affairs: Government Operations 0 0 0 No planned FTEs are reported as the recently established Defence Procurement Secretariat is working on developing a funding model for future years.
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Acquisitions Acquisition Stewardship Engagement with Clients, Suppliers, and Small and Medium Enterprises This sub-sub-program manages a function that is responsive to the procurement needs of clients and suppliers, including small and medium enterprises. This is achieved by engaging clients (i.e., federal departments and agencies), suppliers, and other stakeholders in identifying best practices in the area of procurement, and in informing the design and management of effective approaches and tools. Engagement with clients, suppliers and small and medium enterprises helps to mitigate risk, identify innovative solutions, enhance competition, and improve client service. Government Affairs: Government Operations 89 98 98 .
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Acquisitions Build in Canada Innovation Program . This sub-program supports Canadian businesses with the entry of their products and services into the marketplace. This is done by providing them with opportunities to test and evaluate their pre-commercial products and services in real world settings throughout the federal government. Government Affairs: Government Operations 14 0 0 The decrease in planned  FTEs as of 2018-19 is related to the end of the initial five-year period of the Build in Canada Innovation Program. PSPC is working with central agencies to identify a source of funds for future years.
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Acquisitions Procurement Services . This sub-program provides timely, value-added procurement services to federal departments and agencies to facilitate their acquisition of goods and services. This is achieved through effective contract negotiations and award, and management or use of PWGSC standing offers and supply arrangements. This is also achieved by initiating and maintaining dialogue between suppliers and clients throughout the procurement process. Government Affairs: Government Operations 1150 1194 1194 .
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Federal Pay and Pension Administration Pay . This sub-program administers pay and benefits processes for the Public Service of Canada and other organizations, in accordance with collective agreements, compensation policies and Memoranda of Understanding. Pay and benefits administration includes the development and delivery of services, processes and systems, and the provision of information, training and advice to compensation advisors. For most departments using the government accredited human resources system (Peoplesoft), PWGSC also provides all compensation services. Government Affairs: Government Operations 1098 1098 1098 The variation in planned FTEs is due to hiring in 2016-17 as part of comprehensive measures that are being implemented to address and resolve pay issues.
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Federal Pay and Pension Administration Pension . This sub-program administers the pension plans and benefits for the Government of Canada. Pension administration includes the development and delivery of services, processes and systems, and the provision of information and advice to, and liaison with, employees and pensioners. This permits PWGSC to administer pensions in accordance with applicable legislation and policies. Government Affairs: Government Operations 924 924 924 .
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Integrity Programs and Services Contract Security . This sub-program contributes to Canada’s economic and national security agenda by safeguarding Canadian and foreign governments’ sensitive information and assets entrusted to private-sector companies who are under government contract by evaluating, assessing risk, granting security clearances and inspecting private sector companies and their employees, and by negotiating and administering international bilateral industrial security arrangements. Government Affairs: Government Operations 270 256 256 .
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Integrity Programs and Services Controlled Goods . This sub-program mitigates the risk of proliferation of tactical and strategic assets, helps strengthen Canada’s defence trade controls, and supports Canada’s domestic and international security interests, through the registration and inspection of private sector individuals and companies possessing, examining or transferring controlled goods. Government Affairs: Government Operations 43 42 42 .
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Integrity Programs and Services Fairness Monitoring and Business Dispute Management . This sub-program provides assurance as to the fairness, openness, and transparency of selected departmental activities through the engagement of independent third party fairness monitors to observe all or part of a departmental activity. Business Dispute Management provides conflict prevention and alternative dispute resolution services to contractors, other government departments, and PWGSC employees, where PWGSC is the contracting authority. Government Affairs: Government Operations 13 13 13 .
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Integrity Programs and Services Forensic Accounting Services . This sub-program provides forensic accounting services to Canadian and international governments, law enforcement agencies and prosecution services primarily on criminal investigations that have a financial component. These services support police investigations, prosecutions and, thus, Canadian and international criminal justice systems by providing specialized advice, forensic accounting reports, and expert witness testimony on the financial aspects of these investigations in an objective, independent and non-technical manner. Government Affairs: Government Operations 41 41 41 .
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Integrity Programs and Services Integrity Framework . This sub-program supports accountability and integrity in PWGSC’s procurement and real property transactions. This includes policies, procedures and governance measures to ensure it does business with suppliers that respect the law and act with integrity. This sub program also provides integrity database verifications to ensure suppliers are in compliance with the Integrity Framework. This is also done on behalf of other government departments with whom Memoranda of Understanding are in place. Government Affairs: Government Operations 31 30 30 .
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Linguistic Management and Services Conference Interpretation . This sub-program aims to ensure the provision of conference interpretation services in official languages, in Canada’s Aboriginal languages, in foreign languages and in visual languages to all federal government departments and agencies at events such as international summits, bilateral or multilateral discussions between heads of state/government, intra or inter-departmental conferences and meetings between federal ministers and their provincial or territorial counterparts. It also aims to ensure the provision of conference interpretation services in visual languages to deaf or hard of hearing federal public servants. Government Affairs: Government Operations 52.02 0 0 .
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Linguistic Management and Services Terminology Standardization Program . As the federal government’s terminology standardization and linguistic authority, the Translation Bureau is mandated with the development, standardization and distribution of terminology in the public service. In this capacity, this sub-program aims to ensure the establishment of terminology and language standards to promote consistency and quality in the government’s communication with Canadians and to optimally manage the government’s terminology expertise and showcase Canada’s collective wealth of linguistic and terminological knowledge. Government Affairs: Government Operations 65.95 0 0 .
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Linguistic Management and Services Translation and Interpretation to Parliament . This sub-program aims to ensure the provision of timely translation, interpretation and other linguistic services to Parliament. This enables Parliament to function in both official languages and any other languages required. More precisely, the Bureau translates and reviews documents from the House of Commons, the Senate, Senate and House of Commons committees, Members’ of Parliament (MPs) and Senators’ offices, administrative services of both Houses, the Library of Parliament, the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Officer and the Office of the Senate Ethics Officer. It also provides official languages interpretation for the debates in the House of Commons, the Senate, Cabinet and their committees, press conferences and the proceedings of parliamentary associations. Furthermore, interpreters regularly accompany Senators and MPs who belong to parliamentary committees when they travel in Canada and abroad. Furthermore, the Bureau provides real time closed captioning services in French and in English of the Chamber proceedings and televised committees. Government Affairs: Government Operations 213.63 0 0 .
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Linguistic Management and Services Translation and Other Linguistic Services . This sub-program aims to offer a full, integrated range of language solutions in both official languages, in Canada’s Aboriginal languages, and in over 100 foreign languages. It ensures an effective and efficient provision of quality translation, revision, editing and language advice services at a reasonable cost to the judiciary and federal departments and agencies on a cost recovery basis. Government Affairs: Government Operations 783.25 0 0 .
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Procurement Ombudsman Review of Procurement Practices . This sub-program allows for an independent review of departmental and government-wide procurement practices, and makes recommendations to promote fairness, openness and transparency in federal procurement. Government Affairs: Transparency and Accountability 11.51 11.51 11.51 .
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Procurement Ombudsman Supplier Complaints . This sub-program ensures that complaints from Canadian suppliers regarding the award or administration of contracts, as well as all other contacts to the Office, are addressed in a timely manner by a knowledgeable and independent third party. Government Affairs: Transparency and Accountability 11.51 11.51 11.51 .
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Receiver General for Canada Receiver General Services . This sub-program provides optional bill payment services for departments and agencies, and maintains operations for an optional departmental financial and materiel management system offering. Government Affairs: Government Operations 16 16 16 .
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Receiver General for Canada Stewardship of Consolidated Revenue Fund and Accounts of Canada . This sub-program safeguards the integrity of the Consolidated Revenue Fund and the Accounts of Canada on behalf of Canadians (receipt, transfer, holding and disbursement of public money and the redemption and settlement of all payments, production of Public Accounts and monthly statements of financial operations) and develops and maintains Receiver General treasury, accounting and reporting systems. Government Affairs: Government Operations 291 291 291 .
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Specialized Programs and Services Asset Disposal . This sub-program supports the federal government in disposing surplus moveable or seized goods, including through online GCSurplus. This service allows asset disposal in a transparent and financially sustainable manner. Government Affairs: Government Operations 142 143 143 .
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Specialized Programs and Services Central Relocation Services . This sub-program manages a government-wide service that oversees moving operations for the relocation of federal government employees, excluding Department of National Defence and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. This is done by managing and renewing household goods contracts to reduce relocation administrative costs, and ensure a consistent level of service to employees being relocated. Government Affairs: Government Operations 9 9 9 .
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Specialized Programs and Services Client Service Strategy . This sub-program leads PWGSC’s Client Service Strategy. Government Affairs: Government Operations 34 34 34 .
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Specialized Programs and Services Document Imaging Services . This sub-program provides quality and efficient document imaging and data capture offerings as a cost recovery service to federal organizations, leveraging internal and private sector solutions. The service consists of image processing, indexing and secure archiving of electronic records. Modernization of business processes through document imaging enabled services assists departments in reducing processing costs and in some cases, reducing warehousing costs, improves service levels to citizens and unlocks corporate knowledge stored in paper archives for improved decision making. This service is certified against the required Canadian standards for electronic records as documentary evidence for use in legal disputes. Government Affairs: Government Operations 86 86 86 .
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Specialized Programs and Services Government Information Services . This sub-program provides information to Canadians on Government of Canada, programs and publications and supports the effectiveness of Government of Canada communications activities through the provision of the Depository Services Program, Public Opinion Research Coordination, Advertising Coordination and Partnerships, The Canada Gazette, and Electronic Media Monitoring. Government Affairs: Government Operations 108 114 114 .
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Specialized Programs and Services Government of Canada Administrative Services . This sub-program has a horizontal focus in delivering corporate administrative and human resources support services, on cost recovery basis, to achieve efficiencies for client federal organizations. Government of Canada Administrative Services reduces the number of back office administrative IT systems across government; and purchases, creates, modifies and maintains common Government of Canada versions of products, which eliminates duplication in individual departments and agencies allowing them to focus resources on key programs. Government Affairs: Government Operations 160 163 163 .
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Specialized Programs and Services Greening of Government Operations . This sub-program aims to accelerate the greening of the government operations by providing government-wide leadership to enable significant reductions in the environmental impact of federal operations within its own operations, and by working with other government departments and agencies to improve the environmental performance of the federal government. This is done through the development of polices, by providing advice and by issuing guidelines pertaining to sustainable development and environmental stewardship. Government Affairs: Government Operations 0 0 0 .
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Specialized Programs and Services Shared Travel Services . This sub-program provides end-to-end travel related tools and services to federal departments and agencies to simplify, efficiently manage, and reduce the cost of government travel. This is achieved by negotiating discount agreements on flights and rail, offering a centralized travel management system, and by disseminating relevant and timely information about government travel. Government Affairs: Government Operations 45 46 48 .
Department of Public Works and Government Services High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions. Specialized Programs and Services Standards Development and Certification . This sub-program provides standards and conformity assessment services in support of the economic, regulatory, procurement, health, safety and environmental interests of government, industry, and consumers. This is achieved by developing and reviewing standards and certifying products, services and management systems within specified timeframes to ensure consumer confidence. Government Affairs: Government Operations 25 25 25 .
Department of Public Works and Government Services Internal Services Internal Services . . Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program. Internal Services 2801.63 2810.43 2811.83 .
Department of Transport A Clean Transportation System. Clean Air from Transportation Clean Air Initiatives . The Clean Air Initiatives advance the federal government’s environmental agenda in the transportation sector by: promoting and demonstrating ways to reduce transportation greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollutants; promoting, testing and demonstrating advanced vehicle technologies to reduce transportation greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollutants from motor vehicles; creating partnerships; and designing, negotiating and managing initiatives for transportation emissions reduction. Economic Affairs: Environment 6 4 4 .
Department of Transport A Clean Transportation System. Clean Air from Transportation Clean Air Regulatory Framework and Oversight . Deriving its authority from the Railway Safety Act, the Canada Shipping Act, 2001, and the Aeronautics Act, Transport Canada’s Clean Air Regulatory Framework and Oversight program contributes to reducing the air emissions from transportation by creating and implementing regulatory regimes. The program: sets the legal and regulatory frameworks that govern air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions from the air, marine and rail sectors; oversees transportation firms’ compliance with their regulatory obligations; represents Canada in discussions to set international standards for air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions in these sectors; provides support to Environment Canada in developing road vehicle greenhouse gas emission regulations; and contributes to developing and implementing instruments to reduce air emissions from Canada’s transportation sector. Economic Affairs: Environment 84 13 13 .
Department of Transport A Clean Transportation System. Clean Water from Transportation Clean Water Regulatory Framework . Guided by the Canada Shipping Act, 2001, the Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act, the Marine Liability Act and international conventions, the Clean Water Regulatory Framework program sets the legal and regulatory frameworks that govern the protection of the marine environment from pollution, the introduction of invasive species, and the environmental impact of pollution incidents. Economic Affairs: Environment 8 8 8 .
Department of Transport A Clean Transportation System. Clean Water from Transportation Clean Water Regulatory Oversight . The Clean Water Regulatory Oversight program contributes to reducing pollution from vessels by monitoring compliance of marine transportation firms with the Marine Safety regulatory framework through surveillance, inspections, audits, monitoring and enforcement. Economic Affairs: Environment 52 51 51 .
Department of Transport A Clean Transportation System. Environmental Stewardship of Transportation . . The Environmental Stewardship Program fulfills Transport Canada’s responsibilities in working towards an environmentally responsible and resilient national transportation system for Canadians by ensuring compliance with the department’s environmental obligations in relation to Acts, Regulations, policies and guidelines, and meeting the department’s obligations towards Aboriginal peoples. The Program: fulfills Transport Canada’s responsibilities to implement a Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy under the Federal Sustainable Development Act ; ensures that Transport Canada’s lands and facilities are managed in an environmentally responsible manner in compliance with federal legislation and policies; provides functional support for environmental assessments, including for major resource projects; manages contaminated sites; advises on Aboriginal consultation, engagement and treaty negotiations and implementation; and seeks to increase the national transportation system’s resilience to the current and anticipated future climate and extreme weather events. Economic Affairs: Environment 140 126 123 .
Department of Transport A Safe and Secure Transportation System. Aviation Safety Aircraft Services . The Aircraft Services program provides aircraft, aircraft operations, and aircraft maintenance and engineering, as well as related training services to Transport Canada and other federal government departments and agencies. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 352 352 352 .
Department of Transport A Safe and Secure Transportation System. Aviation Safety Aviation Safety Oversight Service to the Aviation Industry Guided by the standards and regulatory requirements in the Canadian Aviation Regulations, the Service to the Aviation Industry program licenses personnel, provides operating certificates to organizations, and certifies aeronautical products. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 348 348 348 .
Department of Transport A Safe and Secure Transportation System. Aviation Safety Aviation Safety Oversight Surveillance of the Aviation System The Surveillance of the Aviation System program, based on risk, monitors aviation industry compliance of the regulatory framework through assessments and validations, inspections, audits and, when necessary, enforcement. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 779 779 779 .
Department of Transport A Safe and Secure Transportation System. Aviation Safety Aviation Safety Regulatory Framework . The Aviation Safety Regulatory Framework program provides a balance of tools (policies, guidelines, regulations, standards, education and awareness activities) based on risk, to promote a harmonized aviation safety regulatory framework for Canadians and Canada’s aviation industry. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 254 254 254 .
Department of Transport A Safe and Secure Transportation System. Aviation Security Aviation Security Oversight . The Aviation Security Oversight program supports the aviation industry’s compliance with the regulatory framework through services, assessments and validations, inspections, audits and enforcement. The program also contributes to aviation security through incidence management procedures, plans and tools. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 195 195 195 .
Department of Transport A Safe and Secure Transportation System. Aviation Security Aviation Security Regulatory Framework . The Aviation Security Regulatory Framework program develops and uses a balance of tools (policies, guidelines, regulations and standards) to promote a harmonized aviation security regulatory framework for Canadians and the Canadian aviation industry. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 39 39 39 .
Department of Transport A Safe and Secure Transportation System. Aviation Security Aviation Security Technological Infrastructure . The Aviation Security Technological Infrastructure program develops, evaluates and provides stakeholders access to standards, research data and best practices for technologies that assist the effective, consistent management of aviation security risks. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 53 53 53 .
Department of Transport A Safe and Secure Transportation System. Marine Safety Marine Safety Oversight . The Marine Safety Oversight program is risk-based and supports compliance of the marine industry with the regulatory framework through services, assessments, validations, inspections, audits and, when necessary, enforcement. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 407 406 406 .
Department of Transport A Safe and Secure Transportation System. Marine Safety Marine Safety Regulatory Framework . The Marine Safety Regulatory Framework program provides a balance of tools (policies, guidelines, regulations and standards) to support a harmonized marine safety regulatory framework for Canada’s marine industry (seafarers, commercial vessels and pleasure crafts). This program also works to harmonize Canada’s marine safety regulatory framework with other jurisdictions. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 97 97 97 .
Department of Transport A Safe and Secure Transportation System. Marine Safety Navigation Protection Program . The Navigation Protection Program is responsible for the administration of the Navigation Protection Act. The main activities are the review and authorization of works in scheduled waters, the management of obstructions in scheduled waters and the enforcement of the prohibitions against depositing or throwing material into navigable waters and dewatering of navigable waters. The program also has an opt-in provision that allows the owners of works in non-scheduled navigable waters to apply for a review under the Act. The program also has responsibilities under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 to conduct reviews and render decisions under navigation-related authorities, including the Receiver of Wreck Program and the Private Buoy Regulations. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 54 50 50 .
Department of Transport A Safe and Secure Transportation System. Marine Security Marine Security Operations Centres . The Marine Security Operations Centres program works to detect, assess, and support a response to threats in Canada’s maritime domain and approaches as a key partner in the marine security operations centres, by conducting threat and risk assessments of vessels entering Canadian waters, and threat assessments of facilities within Canada. The centres also serve as a maritime-centric interface between national and international partners and stakeholders, and support the Marine Security Oversight Program. Transport Canada is a partner in the marine security operations centres along with Canada Border Services Agency, the Canadian Coast Guard, the Department of National Defence and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The threat assessment and the risk assessment performed by inspectors, provides the basis for the establishment of restricted areas within marine facilities and the subsequent access control. Only those who have acquired a marine transportation security clearance would have access to restricted areas. The access control systems would be audited and tested by inspectors in the regions. Failure to control access could lead to enforcement. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 44 44 44 .
Department of Transport A Safe and Secure Transportation System. Marine Security Marine Security Oversight . The Marine Security Oversight program is risk-based and supports the marine security industry’s compliance with the regulatory framework through services, assessments and validations, inspections, audits and, when necessary, enforcement. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 65 65 65 .
Department of Transport A Safe and Secure Transportation System. Marine Security Marine Security Regulatory Framework . The Marine Security Regulatory Framework program provides a balance of tools (policies, guidelines, regulations and standards) to promote a harmonized maritime security regulatory framework for Canadians and the marine industry. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 7 7 7 .
Department of Transport A Safe and Secure Transportation System. Motor Vehicle Safety Motor Carrier Safety . Guided by the Motor Vehicle Transport Act, the Motor Carrier Safety program achieves safer motor carrier (trucking and busing) operations by: advancing implementation of the National Safety Code (performance standards for commercial vehicle operations); managing a contribution program for provinces and territories towards consistent implementation of the National Safety Code; and by maintaining the Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations for commercial vehicle drivers. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 7 7 7 .
Department of Transport A Safe and Secure Transportation System. Motor Vehicle Safety Motor Vehicle Safety Oversight . The Motor Vehicle Safety Oversight program is risk-based and assesses compliance of the motor vehicle manufacturing industry with the regulatory framework through inspections, audits, physical testing and, where necessary, enforcement. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 54 49 49 .
Department of Transport A Safe and Secure Transportation System. Motor Vehicle Safety Motor Vehicle Safety Regulatory Framework . The Motor Vehicle Safety Legislative and Regulatory Framework program provides a balance of tools (policies, guidelines, regulations and standards) to create and maintain a harmonized motor vehicle safety framework for Canadians and Canada’s motor vehicle manufacturing industry. The framework is developed using evidence obtained from field investigations, physical testing of vehicles, collision statistics, and joint regulatory development with our trading partners. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 71 51 51 .
Department of Transport A Safe and Secure Transportation System. Multimodal Safety and Security Emergency Preparedness and Situation Centres . The Emergency Preparedness and Situation Centres program works to ensure that Transport Canada is prepared for and able to respond to emerging threats and situations that may impact the national transportation system by collaborating closely with partners throughout the Department, industry, stakeholders and other government departments and/or agencies. The program seeks to ensure that the Department continues to successfully meet its responsibilities under the Emergency Management Act, including the Government of Canada’s emergency management agenda, focusing primarily on preparedness and response activities. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 18 18 18 .
Department of Transport A Safe and Secure Transportation System. Multimodal Safety and Security Integrated Technical Training . The Multimodal Integrated Technical Training program is responsible for maintaining an integrated technical training branch that is accountable for assessing training needs and designing, developing, delivering and evaluating technical training products and services. The program is also responsible for the management of an integrated learning management system to manage, track and report technical learning, including the hosting of e-learning courses. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 12 12 9 .
Department of Transport A Safe and Secure Transportation System. Multimodal Safety and Security Multimodal Strategies and Integrated Services . The Multimodal Strategies and Integrated Services program provides strategic direction and advice on, and leads the coordination of, cross-cutting issues, the delivery of departmental enforcement services and regulatory and policy initiatives affecting transportation in safety and security. This program also directs integrated planning and reporting initiatives for safety and security. It serves as the main departmental point of contact for security and intelligence matters through its liaison with the Canadian intelligence community and its central role in the sharing and analysis of intelligence information. In addition, this program is responsible for processing requisite transportation security clearances for workers within the national transportation infrastructure. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 95 95 91 .
Department of Transport A Safe and Secure Transportation System. Rail Safety Rail Safety Awareness and Grade Crossing Improvement . The Rail Safety Awareness and Grade Crossing Improvement program provides funding for safety improvements at grade crossings and promotes public and stakeholder awareness and education in order to prevent fatalities and injuries. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 40 40 38 .
Department of Transport A Safe and Secure Transportation System. Rail Safety Rail Safety Oversight . The Rail Safety Oversight program is risk-based and promotes compliance of the rail industry with the regulatory framework through inspections, audits and, when necessary, enforcement. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 194 195 149 .
Department of Transport A Safe and Secure Transportation System. Rail Safety Rail Safety Regulatory Framework . The Rail Safety Regulatory Framework program provides a balance of tools (policies, guidelines, regulations, rules and engineering standards) to promote a harmonized rail safety regulatory framework for the rail industry and the public at large, while ensuring viability of the rail sector. Social Affairs: Safety and Security 36 36 22 .
Department of Transport A Safe and Secure Transportation System. Surface and Intermodal Security . . The Surface and Intermodal Security Program, guided by the Railway Safety Act , the International Bridges and Tunnels Act , and the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act ,