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2010-11 - Main Estimates


Industry

Ministry Summary

Vote   (thousands of dollars)   2010–11   2009–10   Difference  
    Main Estimates   Main Estimates    





  Industry        
  Department        
1   Operating expenditures   365,256   320,061   45,195  
5   Capital expenditures   10,730   9,373   1,357  
10   Grants and contributions   1,294,657   596,995   697,663  
(S)   Contributions to employee benefit plans   53,998   49,374   4,624  
(S)   Minister of Industry – Salary and motor car allowance   79   78   . . . . .  
(S)   Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism) – Motor        
          car allowance   2   . . . . .   2  
(S)   Minister of State (Science and Technology) (Federal        
          Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario)        
          – Motor car allowance   2   . . . . .   2  
(S)   Contributions under the Knowledge Infrastructure        
          Program   500,000   . . . . .   500,000  
(S)   Liabilities under the Canada Small Business Financing        
          Act   90,200   83,915   6,285  
(S)   Grant to Genome Canada   43,000   88,800   (45,800)  
(S)   Grant to CANARIE Inc. to operate and develop the next        
          generation of Canada's Advanced Research Network        
          (CAnet 5)   31,000   29,000   2,000  
(S)   Canadian Intellectual Property Office Revolving Fund   13,659   (1,203)   14,862  
(S)   Grant to the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics   10,000   10,000   . . . . .  
(S)   Liabilities under the Small Business Loans Act   125   1,650   (1,525)  


  Total budgetary   2,412,708   1,188,043   1,224,665  
L15   Payments pursuant to subsection 14(2) of the Department        
          of Industry Act   300   300   . . . . .  
L20   Loans pursuant to paragraph 14(1)( a ) of the Department of        
          Industry Act   500   500   . . . . .  


  Total non-budgetary   800   800   . . . . .  


  Total Department   2,413,508   1,188,843   1,224,665  





  Canadian Space Agency        
25   Operating expenditures   252,278   208,039   44,239  
30   Capital expenditures   81,394   90,082   (8,688)  
35   Grants and contributions   46,292   47,063   (771)  
(S)   Contributions to employee benefit plans   10,793   9,904   889  


  Total Agency   390,757   355,088   35,669  





  Canadian Tourism Commission        
40   Payments to the Canadian Tourism Commission   100,643   83,526   17,117  


  Total Agency   100,643   83,526   17,117  


  Copyright Board        
45   Program expenditures   2,818   2,340   478  
(S)   Contributions to employee benefit plans   293   285   8  


  Total Agency   3,110   2,624   486  





  Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern        
          Ontario        
50   Operating expenditures   34,011   . . . . .   34,011  
55   Grants and contributions   469,523   . . . . .   469,523  
(S)   Contributions to employee benefit plans   3,431   . . . . .   3,431  


  Total Agency   506,965   . . . . .   506,965  





  National Research Council of Canada        
60   Operating expenditures   361,305   397,574   (36,270)  
65   Capital expenditures   48,115   42,224   5,891  
70   Grants and contributions   213,048   140,605   72,443  
(S)   Contributions to employee benefit plans   45,582   45,733   (151)  
(S)   Spending of revenues pursuant to paragraph 5(1)( e ) of the        
          National Research Council Act   80,920   79,023   1,897  


  Total Agency   748,969   705,159   43,810  





  Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council        
75   Operating expenditures   42,511   41,394   1,117  
80   Grants   973,263   922,905   50,358  
(S)   Contributions to employee benefit plans   4,425   4,104   321  


  Total Agency   1,020,198   968,403   51,795  





  Registry of the Competition Tribunal        
85   Program expenditures   1,907   1,861   46  
(S)   Contributions to employee benefit plans   159   151   8  


  Total Agency   2,066   2,012   54  





  Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council        
90   Operating expenditures   23,652   23,016   635  
95   Grants   648,765   627,202   21,563  
(S)   Contributions to employee benefit plans   2,500   2,393   107  


  Total Agency   674,917   652,611   22,305  





  Standards Council of Canada        
100   Payments to the Standards Council of Canada   7,129   7,129   . . . . .  


  Total Agency   7,129   7,129   . . . . .  





  Statistics Canada        
105   Program expenditures   491,001   391,909   99,092  
(S)   Contributions to employee benefit plans   71,732   62,481   9,251  


  Total Agency   562,733   454,391   108,342  





Notes:

Details may not add to totals due to rounding.  

Order in Council P.C. 2009-1410 amends Schedule I.1 of the Financial Administration Act by designating the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario as a department, effective August 13, 2009.

Department

Strategic Outcome

The Canadian Marketplace is Efficient and Competitive.

Program Activity Descriptions

Marketplace Frameworks and Regulations for Spectrum, Telecommunications and the Online Economy

This program encourages business innovation, competition and growth by ensuring that Canada develops, uses and benefits both domestically and internationally from spectrum, information and communications technologies, and the online economy. It achieves this by developing domestic regulations, policies, procedures and standards that govern Canada's spectrum and telecommunications industries and the online economy. It also develops standards, promotes global telecommunications and helps facilitate international online trade and commerce through participation in international bilateral and multilateral forums.

Marketplace Frameworks and Regulations

This program delivers effective regulatory regimes through regulations, policies, procedures and standards for bankruptcy, foreign direct investment, federal incorporation, intellectual property, and weights and measures to the Canadian marketplace (consumers, businesses and investors), while minimizing regulatory compliance burden on small businesses.

Competition Law Enforcement and Advocacy

This program is an independent law enforcement agency that contributes to the prosperity of Canadians by protecting and promoting competitive markets and enabling informed consumer choice. The Competition Bureau is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Competition Act , the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act , the Textile Labelling Act and the Precious Metals Marking Act . Headed by the Commissioner of Competition, the organization investigates anticompetitive practices, promotes compliance with the laws under its jurisdiction and advocates in favour of market forces.

Consumer Affairs Program

This program aims to ensure that consumers have a voice in the development of government policies and are effective marketplace participants. It is an element of the department's consumer affairs role under the Department of Industry Act , which directs the Minister to promote the interests and protection of consumers. There are two aspects of the program that are strongly interlinked. Priority consumer issues are identified for the development and dissemination of consumer information and awareness tools. These priorities also guide research and analysis undertaken for policy development. This program is delivered in collaboration with provincial and territorial governments, as well as not-for-profit consumer organizations.

Strategic Outcome

Science and Technology, Knowledge, and Innovation Are Effective Drivers of a Strong Canadian Economy.

Program Activity Descriptions

Canada's Research and Innovation Capacity

This program activity supports the Minister of Industry in his/her responsibilities related to science and technology. It sets strategic direction of policies and programs in support of science, technology and innovation in Canada. It works with other government departments and external stakeholders (from the private and public sectors) to foster an environment that is conducive to innovation, and promote scientific excellence and industrial competitiveness.

Commercialization and Research and Development Capacity in Targeted Canadian Industries

This program advances leading-edge research and development (R&D) in targeted Canadian industries and provides value-added knowledge and expertise to enhance conditions for commercialization and innovation. Relationships required to enhance Canadian innovation are fostered among the private sector, associations, academia and all levels of government. These collaborative relationships help to advance technology transfer, spinoffs and innovation, and contribute to a skilled workforce. The Department also conducts research and analysis, often with its industry and government partners, to develop strategic information products. This research and analysis is disseminated to key decision makers and is essential when the Department advises on issues, regulations and policies affecting commercialization and R&D in targeted industries. Government investments, such as repayable contributions, to foster Canadian private sector R&D are also targeted by this program activity that, in general, ensures that Canadians and Canadian businesses benefit from an innovative and knowledge- based economy.

Communications Research Centre Canada

This program conducts research on advanced telecommunications and information technologies to ensure an independent source of advice for public policy and to support the development of new products and services for the information and communications technologies (ICT) sector. Research projects are done through a combination of in-house activities, tasks performed for other government departments on a cost-recovery basis, and partnerships with industrial and academic organizations. The work is done to provide an insight into future technologies to assist Industry Canada in developing telecommunications policies, regulations and program delivery; to improve decision making related to ICT by other government departments; and to close the innovation gap by transferring new technologies to Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Strategic Outcome

Competitive Businesses Are Drivers of Sustainable Wealth Creation.

Program Activity Descriptions

Community, Economic and Regional Development

This program advances the economic development of Ontario communities in the same manner that regional development agencies support similar activities in other regions of Canada. The program supports and enhances the role and contribution of small and medium-sized businesses to Canada's economic well-being by building capacity, such as infrastructure, in non-metropolitan communities. This program also promotes access to the Internet and information and communications technologies (ICT), and the skills to use them, in order to increase the capacity of individuals and communities across Canada to participate in the knowledge-based economy.

Entrepreneurial Economy

This program raises government-wide awareness of the challenges facing small businesses by providing value-added knowledge and expertise, recommending policy options, and delivering programs that enhance small business growth and competitiveness and encourage entrepreneurship.

Global Reach and Agility in Targeted Canadian Industries

Through value-added policy expertise, industry development and analysis, and strategic funding, this program aims to enhance the ability of targeted Canadian industries to take advantage of opportunities and respond to risks, ensure Canadian industry's link into global value chains, and assist businesses in strengthening partnerships both domestically and internationally. The desired result is agile Canadian industries that are able to adapt to the ever-changing economic landscape, respond appropriately to external shocks and compete internationally. This program works to mitigate strategic risk factors affecting Canadian industries' performance in global markets by analyzing the specific issues they face and using this knowledge to contribute to the development of policies, marketplace frameworks and strategies, including contributing to research and analysis aimed at achieving regulatory objectives in a manner that is sensitive to economic impacts. Departmental officials interact with associations, governments and leading firms in this program activity so as to assist with matchmaking among companies, improve conditions for market access and promote Canadian expertise. In addition, through this program, the Department invests in private sector initiatives that are aimed at maximizing productivity and facilitating access to capital. By helping Canadian industries mitigate risks and take advantage of opportunities in globalized markets, this program is committed to creating competitive businesses and sustainable wealth creation capability for Canadians.

Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America — Canadian Secretariat

This program supports the Minister of Industry in his/her responsibility for leading Canada's engagement in the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP). This program leads, in cooperation with other federal departments and agencies, the identification of strategic Canadian bilateral and trilateral priorities with respect to prosperity and security within North America; negotiations with the United States and Mexico; and communications and reporting. This program also supports the Minister in his/her role as lead on the Prosperity Agenda focused on improving competitiveness and enhancing quality of life.

Strategic Outcome

The following program activity supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program Activity Descriptions

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.

Program by Activities

(thousands of dollars)         2010–11 Main Estimates         2009–10  







              Non-   Total     Main  
      Budgetary       budgetary     Estimates  






  Operating Capital   Grants Contributions Less:   Total   Loans,      
        and other Revenues     investments      
        transfer   credited     and      
        payments   to the vote     advances      










Canada's Research and Innovation                    
        Capacity   14,764   . . . . .   259,500   1,036,533   . . . . .   1,310,797   . . . . .   1,310,797   264,320  
Commercialization and Research                    
        and Development Capacity in                    
        Targeted Canadian Industries   26,134   . . . . .   . . . . .   268,351   . . . . .   294,485   . . . . .   294,485   61,032  
Community, Economic and Regional                    
        Development   18,435   153   . . . . .   235,716   . . . . .   254,303   . . . . .   254,303   110,582  
Entrepreneurial Economy   16,647   735   . . . . .   93,225   . . . . .   110,607   . . . . .   110,607   95,719  
Global Reach and Agility in Targeted                    
        Canadian Industries   38,604   . . . . .   . . . . .   66,525   . . . . .   105,129   800   105,929   139,408  
Internal Services   89,115   3,476   . . . . .   . . . . .   . . . . .   92,591   . . . . .   92,591   81,891  
Marketplace Frameworks and                    
        Regulations for Spectrum,                    
        Telecommunications and the                    
        Online Economy   79,609   600   6,893   . . . . .   . . . . .   87,102   . . . . .   87,102   82,847  
Marketplace Frameworks and                    
        Regulations   247,402   747   550   . . . . .   184,550   64,149   . . . . .   64,149   46,942  
Competition Law Enforcement and                    
        Advocacy   53,669   2,260   . . . . .   . . . . .   10,500   45,429   . . . . .   45,429   42,590  
Communications Research Centre                    
        Canada   47,230   2,759   . . . . .   . . . . .   8,669   41,320   . . . . .   41,320   35,427  
Consumer Affairs Program   2,939   . . . . .   . . . . .   1,690   . . . . .   4,629   . . . . .   4,629   4,532  
Security and Prosperity Partnership                    
        of North America — Canadian                    
        Secretariat   2,167   . . . . .   . . . . .   . . . . .   . . . . .   2,167   . . . . .   2,167   2,158  
Industrial Technologies Office –                    
        Special Operating Agency   . . . . .   . . . . .   . . . . .   . . . . .   . . . . .   . . . . .   . . . . .   . . . . .   221,394  










  636,715   10,730   266,943   1,702,039   203,719   2,412,708   800   2,413,508   1,188,843  











Notes:

Details may not add to totals due to rounding.

The funding previously associated with the program activity "Industrial Technologies Office – Special Operating Agency" is being displayed in 2010-11 under the program activity entitled "Commercialization and Research and Development Capacity in Targeted Canadian Industries".

Transfer Payments

        (dollars)   2010–11   2009–10  
  Main Estimates   Main Estimates  



Grants      
        Grant to the Canada Foundation for Innovation   153,000,000   128,600,000  
        (S) Grant to Genome Canada   43,000,000   88,800,000  
        (S) Grant to CANARIE Inc.   31,000,000   29,000,000  
        Grant to the Institute of Quantum Computing   17,000,000   . . . . .  
        (S) Grant to the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics   10,000,000   10,000,000  
        Grant to the International Telecommunication Union, Geneva,      
                Switzerland   6,808,000   6,808,000  
        Grant to the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research   5,000,000   5,000,000  
        Grant to the Internal Trade Secretariat Corporation   550,000   550,000  
        Grant to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development   500,000   . . . . .  
        Grant to the Radio Advisory Board of Canada   85,000   85,000  


Total grants   266,943,000   268,843,000  



Contributions      
        (S) Contributions under the Knowledge Infrastructure Program   500,000,000   . . . . .  
        Contributions under the Knowledge Infrastructure Program   485,500,000   . . . . .  
        Contributions under the Broadband Connecting Rural Canadian Program   166,500,000   . . . . .  
        (S) Liabilities under the Canada Small Business Financing Act   90,200,000   83,915,000  
        Contributions under the Technology Partnerships Canada Program   69,408,000   143,574,609  
        Contributions under the Automotive Innovation Fund   68,550,000   68,750,000  
        Contributions under the Bombardier CSeries Program   66,888,000   52,855,000  
        Contributions under the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative   63,505,000   51,140,000  
        Contributions under the Canada Foundation for Innovation   50,000,000   . . . . .  
        Contributions under the Marquee Tourism Events Program   48,400,000   . . . . .  
        Contributions under the Northern Ontario Development Program   36,800,000   37,800,000  
        Contributions under the Structured Financing Facility   18,125,000   18,125,000  
        Contributions under the Community Adjustment Fund in Northern      
                Ontario   15,477,132   . . . . .  
        Contributions under the Community Futures Program   8,488,200   21,760,000  
        Contributions under the Computers for Schools Program   6,600,242   3,400,000  
        Contributions under the Small Business Internship Program   2,900,000   . . . . .  
        Contributions under the Economic Development Initiative Roadmap      
                Linguistic duality   1,850,000   . . . . .  
        Contributions under the Program for Non-Profit Consumer and Voluntary      
                Organizations   1,690,000   1,690,000  
        Contributions to the University of Western Ontario for Ivey Centre   1,032,875   . . . . .  
        (S) Liabilities under the Small Business Loans Act   125,000   1,650,000  


Total contributions   1,702,039,449   484,659,609  



Items not required      
        Grants under the Ontario Potable Water Program   . . . . .   34,500,000  
        Contributions under the Program for Strategic Industrial Projects   . . . . .   9,774,000  
        Grant to the Corporation of the City of Brantford   . . . . .   8,070,000  
        Contributions under the Canadian Apparel and Textile Industries Program   . . . . .   4,513,000  


Total items not required   . . . . .   56,857,000  



Total   1,968,982,449   810,359,609  



Canadian Space Agency

Strategic Outcome

Canada's presence in space meets the needs of Canadians for scientific knowledge, space technology and information.

Program Activity Descriptions

Space Science and Exploration

The program activity objective is to better understand the Solar System and the Universe; expand our knowledge on the constituent elements and origins of life; and strengthen a human presence in space. In doing so, the CSA will sustain and increase Canada's contribution to humankind's scientific knowledge, to the exploration of our solar system and the Universe and to the development of related technologies. This will advance supporting technologies and our fundamental and applied knowledge of chemistry, physics, and life sciences by carrying out leading-edge experiments in the unique environment of space.

Space Based Earth Observation

The program activity objective is to develop and operationalize the use of space Earth Observation (EO) for the benefit of Canadians, especially in the fields of environment, resource and land use management, as well as security and foreign policy. In doing so, the CSA will maintain and expand Canada's leadership in EO technologies to obtain the timely, relevant and essential information we need to make judicious decisions about our collective future in collaboration with national and international partners that share our needs and goals.

Generic Technological Activities in support of Earth Observation, Space Science and Exploration and Satellite Communications

Provide leadership, coordination or support to Earth Observation (EO), Space Science and Exploration (SE) and Satellite Communications (SC) through activities that are generic in their nature since they contribute to all three program activities.

Satellite Communications

The program activity objective is to provide all Canadians with the means to participate and fully benefit from the global information age. In doing so, the CSA will uphold Canada's status as a world leader in Satellite Communications (SC) and extend the most advanced products and services to all Canadians, everywhere.

Space Awareness and Learning

The program activity objective is to further public understanding and engagement with regards to space related issues, ultimately leading to improving the scientific literacy of Canadians by carrying out a national awareness and learning initiative in support of the Canadian Space Program (CSP).

Strategic Outcome

The following program activity supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program Activity Descriptions

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.

Program by Activities

(thousands of dollars)     2010–11 Main Estimates     2009–10  



    Budgetary     Total   Main Estimates  




  Operating   Capital   Grants   Contributions      
        and other      
        transfer      
        payments      







Space Science and Exploration   144,232   26,408   3,060   11,692   185,392   143,348  
Space Based Earth Observation   33,941   44,654   300   9,760   88,655   85,753  
Generic Technological Activities in              
        support of Earth Observation, Space              
        Science and Exploration and Satellite              
        Communications   32,698   2,062   500   10,904   46,164   53,783  
Internal Services   39,992   2,782   . . . . .   . . . . .   42,774   43,024  
Satellite Communications   5,347   5,488   . . . . .   8,822   19,657   20,298  
Space Awareness and Learning   6,860   . . . . .   904   350   8,114   8,882  







  263,071   81,394   4,764   41,528   390,757   355,088  







Note: Details may not add to totals due to rounding.

Transfer Payments

        (dollars)   2010–11   2009–10  
  Main Estimates   Main Estimates  



Grants      
        Class Grant Program to Support Research, Awareness, and Learning in      
                Space Science and Technology   4,764,000   3,724,000  


Total grants   4,764,000   3,724,000  



Contributions      
        Contributions to the Canada/European Space Agency Cooperation      
                Agreement   37,768,000   39,562,000  
        Class Contribution Program to Support Research, Awareness,      
                and Learning in Space Science and Technology   2,890,000   250,000  
        Contributions to the Cascade Technology Demonstration/Enhanced-Polar      
                Outflow Probe Small Satellite (CASSIOPE Mission)   870,000   3,527,000  


Total contributions   41,528,000   43,339,000  



Total   46,292,000   47,063,000  



Canadian Tourism Commission

Strategic Outcome

Maximize the contribution to the economy of Canada from the tourism sector by increasing tourism activities in Canada and contributing to the world competitiveness of the Canadian tourism industry.

Program Activity Descriptions

Marketing and Sales

The marketing and sales program focuses on four major geographical market segments – Canada, the United States, Europe/ Latin America and Asia/Pacific – in addition to targeting tourism activities associated with meetings, conventions, and incentive travel. Marketing and sales efforts are based on four pillars: consumer; trade; media and public relations; and the Internet.

The role of marketing and sales at the Canadian Tourism Commission is to increase the awareness and interest in Canada as a four-season destination for each of these markets by: developing competitive strategic programs; building traditional and non-traditional marketing partnerships; working with industry partners to make potential tourists aware of the possibilities for travel in or to Canada; ensuring small operators gain buying power through group marketing activities; and facilitating collaboration between smaller businesses to develop coordinated marketing strategies.

Information

The information program is fundamental to the success of the Canadian Tourism Commission. From a macro perspective, the program is responsible for measuring the importance and the economic value of the amalgam of tourism-related industries that make up the Canadian tourism sector. The program also assesses the performance of the tourism sector and its impact on the Canadian economy in terms of growth in employment, flow of tourists, foreign exchange earnings, tax revenues generated and gross domestic output. This information has proved invaluable in helping the industry increase its status and credibility. The Commission also monitors worldwide developments and trends, determines if they might present challenges or opportunities, and provides advice to industry stakeholders. From a micro perspective, the information program helps the Canadian Tourism Commission develop and promote innovative tourism products through the identification of new market opportunities and niche-product demands. Information also enables the Canadian Tourism Commission to improve the distribution channels through which travel products reach the consumers.

Product Development

The product development program at the Canadian Tourism Commission influences the quality and quantity of diverse and competitive tourism experiences in Canada. Working directly with various stakeholders in the tourism industry, the product development program acts as a catalyst to influence the competitiveness of market-ready product by: obtaining research on product demand and positioning; providing information to make the Canadian tourism product more competitive; encouraging small businesses to develop new products by building partnerships; and providing the venue or vehicle through which market-ready products can be developed.

Strategic Outcome

The following program activity supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program Activity Descriptions

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.

Program by Activities

(thousands of dollars)   2010–11 Main Estimates   2009–10  

  Budgetary   Total   Main  

  Operating     Estimates  




Marketing and Sales   75,903   75,903   66,132  
Internal Services   15,096   15,096   9,390  
Information   6,660   6,660   5,527  
Product Development   2,985   2,985   2,477  




  100,643   100,643   83,526  




Note: Details may not add to totals due to rounding.

Copyright Board

Strategic Outcome

Fair decision-making to provide proper incentives for the creation and use of copyrighted works.

Program Activity Descriptions

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.

Strategic Outcome

The following program activity supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program Activity Descriptions

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.

Program by Activities

(thousands of dollars)   2010–11 Main Estimates   2009–10  

  Budgetary   Total   Main  

  Operating     Estimates  




Copyright Tariff Setting and Issuance of Licences   2,512   2,512   2,265  
Internal Services   598   598   359  




  3,110   3,110   2,624  




Note: Details may not add to totals due to rounding.

Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

Strategic Outcome

The Economy of Southern Ontario is Competitive and Diversified

Program Activity Descriptions

Community and Business Development

The Community and Business Development program supports communities and businesses in Southern Ontario by making the Southern Ontario economy and its communities more competitive, innovative and diversified. This will be achieved by increasing economic opportunities, increasing community and business capacity to respond to challenges, stimulating economic development, and promoting conditions that foster competitive businesses and sustainable communities. Through this program, FedDev Ontario delivers and administers grants and contributions with not-for-profit organizations, other levels of governments and businesses. The funds are used to: enhance business productivity and competitiveness; provide entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises with improved access to capital and business development information and services; and support community economic planning, development and diversification initiatives. This program benefits businesses and communities in Southern Ontario by providing them with opportunities, support, and guidance, to which they would not have access without this program.

Infrastructure

FedDev Ontario delivers infrastructure programming in Ontario to ensure that communities have good quality and dependable infrastructure in place such as water, sewage, and transportation infrastructures, and that residents benefit from access to this infrastructure. Community infrastructure is an essential building block for community development, and strategic infrastructure investments can be a catalyst for a community to grow and prosper. Through this program, FedDev Ontario delivers and administers contribution agreements with municipalities or contractors, which use these funds to create, renew, or enhance Ontario communities' infrastructure. This program benefits residents of Ontario by contributing to the development and maintenance of infrastructure in Ontario, thereby helping Ontario residents have access to quality infrastructure, meaning for example, access to water that is safe to drink, and roads that are safe to drive on.

Strategic Outcome

The following program activity supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program Activity Descriptions

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.

Program by Activities

(thousands of dollars)     2010–11 Main Estimates     2009–10  



    Budgetary     Total   Main Estimates  



  Operating   Grants   Contributions      
      and other      
      transfer      
      payments      






Community and Business Development   20,031   24,826   350,121   394,978   . . . . .  
Infrastructure   3,782   . . . . .   94,577   98,358   . . . . .  
Internal Services   13,630   . . . . .   . . . . .   13,630   . . . . .  






  37,442   24,826   444,697   506,965   . . . . .  







Note: Details may not add to totals due to rounding.

Transfer Payments

        (dollars)   2010–11   2009–10  
  Main Estimates   Main Estimates  



Grants      
        Grants under the Ontario Potable Water Program   22,500,000   . . . . .  
        Grant to the Corporation of the City of Brantford   2,326,000   . . . . .  


Total grants   24,826,000   . . . . .  



Contributions      
        Contributions under the Southern Ontario Development Program   176,249,238   . . . . .  
        Contributions under the Community Adjustment Fund   152,849,500   . . . . .  
        Contributions under the Recreational Infrastructure Canada Program   94,576,557   . . . . .  
        Contributions under the Eastern Ontario Development Program   9,600,000   . . . . .  
        Contributions under the Community Futures Program   9,571,800   . . . . .  
        Contributions under the Economic Development Initiative - Official      
                Languages   1,850,000   . . . . .  


Total contributions   444,697,095   . . . . .  



Total   469,523,095   . . . . .  



National Research Council of Canada

Strategic Outcome

Advancements in innovative technologies and increased innovation capacity in targeted Canadian industries and national priority areas.

Program Activity Descriptions

Industrial Research Assistance

This program provides a range of technical and business-oriented advisory services, as well as financial support for small and medium-sized (SME) Canadian businesses engaged in research and development of technological innovations. The program is important for enabling enterprises to generate significant economic activity for Canadian industry by augmenting the capacity and capability of enterprises to innovate and commercialize. Financial support is provided through a transfer payment program delivered by a cross-Canada network of more than 250 professionals, including over 230 Industrial Technology Advisors (ITAs), and located in approximately 100 communities. The field staff of professionals, recognized for their scientific, technical, engineering, business expertise, and knowledge of SMEs, provides clients with customized value-added advice, information, referrals and financial assistance. They work with clients at all stages of the innovation – commercialization continuum, including: project development; access to technical assistance, financial, business, marketing or management advice; access to competitive technical information; patent searches; and access to local, regional, national or international linkages. NRC-IRAP Innovation Network Advisors (INAs) represent and promote NRC-IRAP in the community innovation system and build effective regional innovation system relationships for the benefit of SMEs. This includes working with organizations that receive NRC-IRAP contributions as well as with other organizations to facilitate the implementation of multi-sector, multi-partner initiatives that are relevant to SMEs regionally and nationally. As well, the program supports the placement of graduates in SMEs through its participation in the delivery of Human Resources and Social Development Canada's Youth Employment Strategy (YES).

Manufacturing Technologies

This program performs multi-disciplinary research and development in consultation with industry, universities, government departments and other key innovation players to improve the global competitiveness of Canadian industry by transforming knowledge and innovation into real economic value and by transferring technologies into industrial solutions for the marketplace. Companies have coordinated access to NRC's multidisciplinary research expertise and state-of-the art facilities to ensure they are at the leading edge of innovation. This includes a facility that transforms concepts into custom precision mechanical prototypes for research applications.

Health and Life Science Technologies

In support of the federal S&T Strategy, this program mobilizes and partners with key university, government and private sector players, and forms major research collaborations to develop integrated research solutions for complex health and related life science issues for the benefit of Canadians. Areas of research focus include age-related and infectious diseases, human health and wellness, and the prevention, early diagnosis and improved treatment of diseases such as cancer.

Information and Communications Technologies and Emerging Technologies

In support of the federal S&T Strategy, this program mobilizes and partners with key university, government and private sector players and forms major research collaborations to develop integrated research solutions in the areas of information and communications technologies and emerging technologies for the economic benefit of industrial sectors and Canadians generally. Areas of research focus include photonics, molecular science, information technology and enabling sustainable development.

Energy and Environmental Technologies

This program is carried out in partnership with other government departments, universities and industry and brings together the knowledge and expertise needed to make an impact on areas of critical importance to Canada in environmental and sustainable energy. The challenge is to reduce energy consumption while developing clean, sustainable energy alternatives. NRC is working to help alleviate the environmental impacts of activity in the energy, resources, transportation, construction and agri-food industry sectors. NRC performs R&D to develop processes and technologies for environmentally responsible manufacturing.

Strategic Outcome

Canadians have access to research and development information and infrastructure.

Program Activity Descriptions

National Science and Technology Infrastructure

This program manages national science and engineering facilities for Canadian scientific and technological communities. Facilities include astronomical observatories, the laboratory for national measurement standards, the TRIUMF sub-atomic research facility, and a suite of neutron-scattering spectrometers at Chalk River Laboratories.

Scientific, Technical and Medical Information

This program operates and maintains the national science library, specifically holding the national collection of Scientific, Technical and Medical (STM) information. The program provides Canada's research and innovation communities with access to global STM information, to facilitate knowledge discovery, cross discipline research, innovation and commercialization.

Strategic Outcome

The following program activity supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program Activity Descriptions

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.

Program by Activities

(thousands of dollars)     2010–11 Main Estimates     2009–10  



    Budgetary     Total   Main Estimates  



  Operating   Capital   Grants   Contributions      
        and other      
        transfer      
        payments      







Industrial Research Assistance   50,537   . . . . .   . . . . .   187,014   237,551   . . . . .  
Internal Services   95,478   36,216   610   . . . . .   132,304   80,586  
Manufacturing Technologies   110,696   4,330   . . . . .   . . . . .   115,026   . . . . .  
Health and Life Science Technologies   80,283   2,784   . . . . .   19,277   102,344   . . . . .  
National Science and Technology              
        Infrastructure   42,510   1,063   659   5,488   49,720   . . . . .  
Information and Communications              
        Technologies and Emerging              
        Technologies   42,280   2,473   . . . . .   . . . . .   44,753   . . . . .  
Scientific, Technical and Medical              
        Information   39,049   . . . . .   . . . . .   . . . . .   39,049   . . . . .  
Energy and Environmental Technologies   26,973   1,249   . . . . .   . . . . .   28,222   . . . . .  
Research and Development   . . . . .   . . . . .   . . . . .   . . . . .   . . . . .   439,820  
Technology and Industry Support   . . . . .   . . . . .   . . . . .   . . . . .   . . . . .   184,753  







  487,806   48,115   1,269   211,779   748,969   705,159  








Note: Details may not add to totals due to rounding.

Transfer Payments

        (dollars)   2010–11   2009–10  
  Main Estimates   Main Estimates  



Grants      
        International Affiliations   659,000   1,069,000  
        Program to Enhance Canadian Science and Technology Capacity   610,000   . . . . .  


Total grants   1,269,000   1,069,000  



Contributions      
        Industrial Research Assistance Program Contributions to Firms   152,714,000   70,663,000  
        Industrial Research Assistance Program Contributions to Youth      
                Employment Strategy   25,000,000   . . . . .  
        University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser      
                University and University of Victoria in support of the TRIUMF      
                Project   19,277,000   44,077,000  
        Industrial Research Assistance Program Contributions to Organizations   9,300,000   11,568,000  
        Contributions to international telescope programs   5,488,000   13,228,000  


Total contributions   211,779,000   139,536,000  



Total   213,048,000   140,605,000  



Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Strategic Outcome

People: Highly skilled science and engineering professionals in Canada.

Program Activity Descriptions

Support Students and Fellows

This program activity supports training of highly qualified personnel through scholarship and fellowship programs.

Attract and Retain Faculty

This program activity aims to attract and retain faculty.

Promote Science and Engineering

This program activity encourages popular interest in science, math and engineering and aims to develop science, math and engineering abilities in Canadian youth.

Strategic Outcome

Discovery: High quality Canadian-based competitive research in the natural sciences and engineering.

Program Activity Descriptions

Fund Basic Research

This program activity invests in discovery through grants focusing on basic research activities.

Support for Research Equipment and Major Resources

This program activity helps to support the establishment, maintenance and operation of the research equipment, major research resources and research capacity necessary to carry out high quality research in the natural sciences and engineering.

Strategic Outcome

Innovation: Productive use of new knowledge in the natural sciences and engineering.

Program Activity Descriptions

Fund Research in Strategic Areas

This program activity funds project research of national importance and in emerging areas that are of potential significance to Canada.

Fund University-Industry-Government Partnerships

This program activity fosters collaborations between university researchers and other sectors, including government and industry, in order to develop new knowledge and expertise, and to transfer this knowledge and expertise to Canadian-based organizations.

Support Commercialization

This program activity supports innovation and promotes the transfer of knowledge and technology to Canadian companies.

Strategic Outcome

The following program activity supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program Activity Descriptions

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.

Program by Activities

(thousands of dollars)   2010–11 Main Estimates   2009–10  

  Budgetary   Total   Main  

  Operating   Grants     Estimates  





Fund Basic Research   5,931   350,500   356,431   366,818  
Support Students and Fellows   2,526   163,548   166,073   149,360  
Attract and Retain Faculty   1,161   161,926   163,087   165,710  
Fund Research in Strategic Areas   2,277   131,727   134,004   98,380  
Fund University-Industry-Government Partnerships   5,791   101,781   107,572   98,441  
Support for Research Equipment and Major Resources   1,066   37,420   38,486   30,362  
Internal Services   26,082   . . . . .   26,082   25,914  
Support Commercialization   2,037   20,766   22,803   26,835  
Promote Science and Engineering   65   5,595   5,660   6,583  





  46,936   973,263   1,020,198   968,403  






Note: Details may not add to totals due to rounding.

Transfer Payments

        (dollars)   2010–11   2009–10  
  Main Estimates   Main Estimates  



Grants      
        Grants and Scholarships   841,087,000   818,394,000  
        Canada Graduate Scholarships   56,580,000   42,580,000  
        Networks of Centres of Excellence   40,200,000   40,200,000  
        College and Community Innovation Program   14,550,750   14,550,750  
        Business-Led Networks of Centres of Excellence   8,414,750   . . . . .  
        Industrial R&D Internship Program   6,880,000   4,380,000  
        Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships   5,550,000   2,800,000  


Total grants   973,262,500   922,904,750  



Registry of the Competition Tribunal

Strategic Outcome

Open, fair, transparent and expeditious hearings related to the Tribunal's jurisdiction.

Program Activity Descriptions

Process Cases

The Registry of the Competition Tribunal provides all administrative support required for the proper conduct of the Competition Tribunal's business and for the Tribunal to hold hearings anywhere in Canada.

Strategic Outcome

The following program activity supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program Activity Descriptions

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.

Program by Activities

(thousands of dollars)   2010–11 Main Estimates   2009–10  

  Budgetary   Total   Main  

  Operating     Estimates  




Process Cases   1,549   1,549   1,638  
Internal Services   516   516   373  




  2,066   2,066   2,012  




Note: Details may not add to totals due to rounding.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Strategic Outcome

People: A First-Class Research Capacity in the Social Sciences and Humanities.

Program Activity Descriptions

Fellowships, Scholarships and Prizes

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) offers several award programs for advanced study and research in the social sciences and humanities at the master's, doctoral and postdoctoral level. These programs help train Canada's researchers and the leaders of tomorrow. In addition, SSHRC offers special fellowships to experienced researchers and supplementary awards to outstanding doctoral and postdoctoral fellowship recipients. Finally, two commemorative prizes recognize the extraordinary dedication and creativity of Canada's best researchers.

Research Chairs

Chairs programs support faculty positions within post-secondary and research institutions by providing funding for salaries and research activities. Chairs programs serve to attract the best and most productive researchers to Canada, and to retain those already here. In turn, these top researchers attract and support the best and most promising new scholars and graduate students. Ultimately this helps to cultivate centres of world-class research excellence at Canadian universities, and to brand Canada as a top destination for research.

Strategic Outcome

Research: New Knowledge Based on Excellent Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities.

Program Activity Descriptions

Investigator-framed Research (theme area and subject defined by researcher(s))

SSHRC research grants support individual and team projects and programs of research for which the applicant(s) proposes/ propose the research topic and methodology. These range from individuals or small groups working in libraries and archives to large, multidisciplinary, collaborative projects with researchers, partners and assistants conducting fieldwork across the country.

Strategic Research Development

Strategic grants through programs in this program activity are available to faculty, post-secondary institutions, scholarly associations and non-profit organizations to explore, develop and define new perspectives, challenges, and priorities in conducting research, in disseminating research results, and in training new researchers. Strategic research development programs also help develop related research capacity through the promotion of new modes of research collaboration and partnerships.

Targeted Research and Training Initiatives

SSHRC develops and funds programs to support strategic research programs, both on its own and in partnership with other fund providers, including government, private and community organizations. These programs generate new knowledge on pressing social, economic and cultural issues of particular importance to Canadians. One particular stream of strategic programs supports research that will contribute to better understanding of the impacts of the knowledge-based economy on Canada's economic, social, political and cultural life, and will help to improve Canadians' ability to influence the future for the common good.

Strategic Outcome

Knowledge Mobilization: Facilitating the use of social sciences and humanities knowledge within and beyond academia.

Program Activity Descriptions

Research Networking

This program activity supports interactions between researchers (in academia and other sectors) and between researchers and users of research results (in a range of sectors). These interactions enable researchers, research trainees and others to share and collaborate on research plans and results. Research networking is an important part of the research enterprise that is difficult to fund through traditional research grants. Dedicated funding for networking activities acknowledges its important role in fostering high-impact research and innovation. Research networking is supported through grants to researchers and research institutions to fund both discrete events such as conferences and workshops as well as more sustained collaborative relationships such as research networks and clusters.

Research Dissemination and Knowledge Translation

This program activity supports the effective dissemination of social sciences and humanities research results, both within and beyond academia. Through grants to researchers and research institutions, it helps to ensure that research results are accessible to potential users, through both dissemination and engagement activities. Accessibility includes both the availability of research results to a range of audiences through publications (research publishing), as well as the tailoring of research results to the needs of potential users (knowledge translation).

Strategic Outcome

Institutional environment: A strong canadian science and research environment.

Program Activity Descriptions

Indirect Costs of Research

In Canada, the provincial and federal governments jointly support academic research. The provinces provide the basic physical infrastructure and, supported in part by the Canada Health and Social Transfer, direct and indirect operating costs. The federal government funds the direct costs of research, mainly through the three national research granting agencies – the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. The term "indirect costs" refers to the central and departmental administrative costs that institutions incur to support research, but are not attributable to specific research projects.

In its 2003 budget, the Government of Canada announced a new program to support the indirect costs associated with the conduct of academic research in institutions that receive research grant funds from any of the three federal granting agencies.

This grant program recognizes the growing indirect costs of conducting publicly-funded academic research. The program was created to help postsecondary institutions maximize the investments in research in one of two ways: secure additional support for the indirect costs of conducting research or support their mandates to teach and provide community services. By financing a portion of the indirect costs incurred by postsecondary institutions and their affiliated research hospitals and institutes, the federal government both supports world-class research facilities and addresses the needs of smaller Canadian postsecondary institutions. The Indirect Costs program is administered by the SSHRC-hosted Canada Research Chairs secretariat on behalf of the three national research granting agencies.

Strategic Outcome

The following program activity supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program Activity Descriptions

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.

Program by Activities

(thousands of dollars)   2010–11 Main Estimates   2009–10  

  Budgetary   Total   Main  

  Operating   Grants     Estimates  





Indirect Costs of Research   326   322,080   322,406   314,233  
Fellowships, Scholarships and Prizes   1,552   116,754   118,306   109,709  
Investigator-framed Research (theme area and subject          
        defined by researcher(s))   3,134   78,826   81,959   85,240  
Research Chairs   1,829   59,205   61,034   61,445  
Strategic Research Development   712   25,592   26,304   22,770  
Research Networking   307   21,020   21,326   20,186  
Targeted Research and Training Initiatives   1,386   18,366   19,752   17,417  
Internal Services   16,631   . . . . .   16,631   15,921  
Research Dissemination and Knowledge Translation   275   6,922   7,198   5,692  





  26,152   648,765   674,917   652,611  





Transfer Payments

        (dollars)   2010–11   2009–10  
  Main Estimates   Main Estimates  



Grants      
        Indirect Costs of Research   322,080,000   314,055,000  
        Grants and Scholarships   232,418,500   229,613,500  
        Canada Graduate Scholarships   75,983,500   68,983,500  
        Networks of Centres of Excellence   11,800,000   11,800,000  
        Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships   5,500,000   2,750,000  
        Business-Led Networks of Centres of Excellence   983,000   . . . . .  


Total grants   648,765,000   627,202,000  




Note: Details may not add to totals due to rounding.

Standards Council of Canada

Strategic Outcome

Efficient and effective voluntary standardization.

Program Activity Descriptions

Representation

The Standards Council manages Canada's participation in the International Organization for Standardization and the International Electrotechnical Commission, two of the world's most important voluntary standardization bodies, and in regional standards organizations. It also encourages the adoption and application of international standards in Canada.

The Standards Council is also a member of a number of regional and international organizations that are developing agreements to ensure the international acceptance of conformity assessment results.

Information

The Standards Council advises federal, provincial and territorial governments, industry organizations and non-governmental bodies on standards and conformity assessment related aspects of trade and regulatory policy. A major focus is to encourage governments and industries to make greater use of the National Standards System in regulatory activities and trade agreements.

The Standards Council offers Canadians the latest and most comprehensive information on standards, technical regulations and conformity assessment in Canada and around the world through its web site, Information and Research Service and On-site Technical Library. The Standards Council also serves as Canada's World Trade Organization and North America Free

Trade Agreement Enquiry Point.

Accreditation

Conformity assessment is the practice of determining whether a product, service or system meets the requirements of a particular standard. The Standards Council accredits six types of conformity assessment organizations: product certification bodies; testing and calibration laboratories; management systems registration bodies; inspection bodies; auditor course providers; and personnel certification bodies.

The Standards Council accredits organizations that develop standards in Canada. Accredited standards development organizations may submit their standards for approval as National Standards of Canada.

Program by Activities

(thousands of dollars)   2010–11 Main Estimates   2009–10  

  Budgetary   Total   Main  

  Operating     Estimates  




Representation   4,324   4,324   4,324  
Information   1,577   1,577   1,577  
Accreditation   1,228   1,228   1,228  




  7,129   7,129   7,129  




Note: Details may not add to totals due to rounding.

Statistics Canada

Strategic Outcome

Canadians have access to timely, relevant and quality statistical information on Canada's changing economy and society for informed debate, research and decision making on social and economic issues.

Program Activity Descriptions

Economic Statistics

The Economic Statistics program's purpose is to create a trusted, relevant and comprehensive source of information on the entire spectrum of Canada's economy in order to: inform public debate on economic issues; support economic policy development, implementation and evaluation; and guide business decision making. It is the primary source of information for developing the country's fiscal and monetary policies and for studying the economic evolution of Canadian industries and of regions. The information provides for informed public debate on current economic issues of concern and interest. The outputs are vital to research and to economic policy development, implementation and evaluation by a number of federal departments, such as the Bank of Canada, Finance Canada, Industry Canada, Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and Transport Canada, as well as by provincial and territorial governments; and they are extensively used by the private sector for business planning and decision making. The programs' data also support statutory requirements and regulatory instruments. Statistics produced range from gross domestic product, production, costs, sales, productivity and prices for industrial sectors to the flows and stocks of fixed and financial capital assets, international trade and finance, and the extent of foreign ownership in Canada's economy.

Census, Demography and Aboriginal Statistics

The program's purpose is to provide statistical information, analyses and services that measure changes in the Canadian population, its demographic characteristics and its conditions, and its agricultural sector, as well as the well-being of aboriginal peoples, in order to serve as a basis for public and private decision making, research and analysis in areas of concern to the people of Canada. The program includes the Censuses of Population and Agriculture. The Census of Population provides detailed information on population sub-groups and for small geographical levels required to assess the effects of specifically targeted policy initiatives and serves as a foundation for other statistical surveys. It also provides population estimates, projections and in-depth information on special populations, such as operators of agriculture holdings and Aboriginal Peoples. Population counts and estimates are used in determining electoral boundaries, distribution of federal transfer payments, and the transfer and allocation of funds among regional and municipal governments, school boards and other locally based agencies within provinces. It meets statistical requirements specified constitutionally, and supports those in statutory requirements and regulatory instruments. All per capita measures in fiscal policies and arrangements and other economic analysis, and in program and service planning, come from this program's statistical information. Statistics produced range from demographic, social and economic conditions of the population, annual and quarterly estimates of the population, households and families and their projections to number and types of farms and farm operators, and the socio-economic conditions and well-being of Aboriginal Peoples.

Social Statistics

The Social Statistics program's purpose is to provide integrated information and relevant analysis on the social and socio economic characteristics of individuals, families and households and on the major factors that affect their well-being in order to: inform public debate on socio-economic issues; support social policy development, implementation and evaluation; and guide public and private decision making. It is the primary source for assessing the impact of changing economic circumstances on Canadians. Federal departments such as Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Industry Canada, Justice Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Canadian Heritage, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Transport Canada and Infrastructure Canada, as well as provincial governments extensively use its information to evaluate and cost economic and social policy options and alternatives. Objective statistical information is essential in an open and democratic society and this information allows Canadians to participate knowledgeably in debates on topics of interest to them. It supports statistical requirements specified by legislation or regulations such as in areas of labour, immigration and employment equity. The program also provides information, analysis and measures on publicly funded facilities, agencies and systems designed to meet the socio-economic and physical needs of Canadians, on the characteristics of the individual Canadians and families they serve, and on the outcomes of the services they provide, such as justice, health, and education, as well as on cultural institutions and industries.

Strategic Outcome

The following program activity supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program Activity Descriptions

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.

Program by Activities

(thousands of dollars)   2010–11 Main Estimates   2009–10  

  Budgetary   Total   Main  

  Operating   Less:     Estimates  
    Revenues      
    credited      
    to the vote      





Economic Statistics   201,917   23,163   178,754   165,571  
Census, Demography and Aboriginal Statistics   191,914   30,055   161,859   78,669  
Social Statistics   188,311   52,892   135,419   132,585  
Internal Services   100,592   13,891   86,700   77,566  





  682,733   120,000   562,733   454,391  





Note: Details may not add to totals due to rounding.

Transfer Payments

        (dollars)   2010–11   2009–10  
  Main Estimates   Main Estimates  



Items not required      
        Contribution under the Health Information System   . . . . .   561,000  


Total items not required   . . . . .   561,000