Treasury Board Submissions

Guidance for the Preparation of TB Submissions

This Guide explains the process and expectations for preparing and submitting proposals for consideration to the Treasury Board by way of a Treasury Board submission.

This Guide remains an evergreen document and will be periodically updated to ensure the process is aligned with Government of Canada priorities.

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What is a Treasury Board Submission?

A Treasury Board Submission is an official document seeking specific authorities or approvals from the Treasury Board to help implement a new program or a project in the Government of Canada. Submissions are brought forward by a minister to undertake an initiative that his or her organization would not otherwise be able to undertake or that is outside its delegated authorities.

Treasury Board Submissions Overview

An overview of the key players at Treasury Board and the Secretariat, as well in organizations are outlined in the Treasury Board Submissions Overview. Guidance on the various phases of the TB submission process, advice for scheduling, and types of Treasury Board submissions is also provided.

Writing a TB Submission

Detailed guidance for writers sets out the expectations for the preparation of Treasury Board submissions with practical advice and concrete examples to help in the preparation of high-quality, timely submissions. It offers links to the mandatory TB Submission Form with tools and guidance for drafting submissions.

The Canada School of Public Service also offers a course on Preparing Treasury Board Submissions and Cabinet Documents (F708).

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