Latest updates

The policy instruments listed have been updated within the last two years.

Instruments Date modified:

Communications and Federal Identity, Policy on

Policy | Communications and Federal Identity

Gives context and rules for how the Government of Canada (GC) enables communication with the public about policies, programs, services and initiatives, including the administration of the GC official symbols.

2019-08-10

Communications, Directive on the Management of

Directive | Communications and Federal Identity

Provides rules for managing and coordinating communications, including procedures for advertising, public opinion research, social media and web communications.

2019-08-10

Publishing, Procedures for

Procedure | Publishing

Outlines procedures to ensure the ready availability and efficient, cost-effective publication of your communications products.

2019-08-10

Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures, Directive on

Directive | Travel, Hospitality, Conferences and Events

Provides detailed direction on the handling of expenditures for travel, hospitality, conferences and events.

2019-08-08

Acceptable Network and Device Use, Policy on

Policy | Information technology; Web and social media

Ensures that employees use government electronic networks and devices in an acceptable manner, and provides employees with open access to the Internet, including Web 2.0 tools and services.

2019-08-02

Examples of Acceptable Network and Device Use (non-exhaustive list), Directive on Service and Digital - Appendix C

Procedure

2019-08-02

Examples of Unacceptable Network and Device Use (non-exhaustive list of examples), Directive on Service and Digital - Appendix D

Procedure

2019-08-02

Information and Technology, Policy Framework for

Policy framework

Provides strategic context for the Policy on Information Management and the Policy on the Management of Information Technology, and takes into consideration the Privacy and Data Protection Policy, the Access to Information Policy, and the Government Security Policy. In addition, information technology provides guiding principles to sound information and technology management practices across government. These principles also serve to support individuals and employees in exercising their rights and performing their duties.

2019-08-02

Information Management Roles and Responsibilities, Directive on

Directive | Information management

Aims to identify the roles and responsibilities of all departmental employees in supporting the deputy head in the effective management of departmental information.

2019-08-02

Information Management, Policy on

Policy | Information management

Aims 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.

2019-08-02

Information Technology, Directive on Management of

Directive | Information technology

Information technology (IT) enables the federal government to effect operations and service transformation. IT matters strategically for increasing government productivity and enhancing government services to the public for the benefit of citizens, businesses, taxpayers and employees.

2019-08-02

Mandatory Procedures for Enterprise Architecture Assessment, Directive on Service and Digital - Appendix A

Procedure

2019-08-02

Mandatory Procedures for Privacy and Monitoring of Network and Device Use Information Notices, Directive on Service and Digital - Appendix E

Procedure

2019-08-02

Mandatory Procedures on Application Programming Interfaces, Directive on Service and Digital - Appendix B

Procedure

2019-08-02

Recordkeeping, Directive on

Directive | Information management

Outlines effective recordkeeping practices that enable departments and agencies to create, acquire, capture, manage and protect the integrity of information resources of business value in the delivery of Government of Canada programs and services.

2019-08-02

Service and Digital, Directive on

Directive | Service and digital

Articulates how Government of Canada organizations manage service delivery, information and data, information technology, and cyber security in the digital era.

2019-08-02

Service and Digital, Policy on

Policy | Service and digital

The Policy on Service and Digital and supporting instruments serve as an integrated set of rules that articulate how Government of Canada organizations manage service delivery, information and data, information technology, and cyber security in the digital era. Other requirements, including but not limited to, requirements for privacy, official languages and accessibility, also apply to the management of service delivery, information and data, information management and cyber security. Those policies, set out in Section 8, must be applied in conjunction with the Policy on Service and Digital. The Policy on Service and Digital focuses on the client, ensuring proactive consideration at the design stage of key requirements of these functions in the development of operations and services. It establishes an enterprise-wide, integrated approach to governance, planning and management. Overall, the Policy on Service and Digital advances the delivery of services and the effectiveness of government operations through the strategic management of government information and data and leveraging of information technology. The management of these functions is guided by a commitment to the guiding principles and best practices of the Government of Canada Digital Standards: design with users; iterate and improve frequently; work in the open by default; use open standards and solutions; address security and privacy risks; build in accessible from the start; empower staff to deliver better services; be good data stewards; design ethical services; collaborate widely.

2019-08-02

Service, Policy on

Policy | Service ; Service, GC 2.0 and community enablement

Establishes a strategic and coherent approach to the design and delivery of Government of Canada external and internal enterprise services.

2019-08-02

Reporting of Grants and Contributions Awards, Guidelines on the

Guidelines

The Guidelines on the Reporting of Grants and Contributions Awards sets out the public requirements for the Proactive Disclosure of Grants and Contributions. It increases transparency of government funding provided through Grants and Contributions.

2019-07-22

Government Security, Policy on

Policy | Government security

Provides direction to manage government security in support of the trusted delivery of GC programs and services, the protection of information, individuals and assets, and provides assurance to Canadians, partners, oversight bodies and other stakeholders regarding security management in the GC.

2019-07-01

Identity Management, Directive on

Directive | Identity Management

Ensures effective identity management practices by outlining requirements to support departments in the establishment, use and validation of identity information.

2019-07-01

Security Management, Directive on

Directive | Security Management

Aims to achieve efficient, effective and accountable management of security within departments and agencies.

2019-07-01

Standard on Identity and Credential Assurance, Directive on Identity Management - Appendix A

Standard

2019-07-01

Standard on Security Categorization, Directive on Security Management - Appendix J

Standard | Security Management

Provides details on the types of security categories that must be applied to different types of assets, information, or services.

2019-07-01

Standard on Security Event Reporting, Directive on Security Management - Appendix I

Standard | Security Management

Provides details on Government of Canada organizations that must be contacted to report different types of security events.

2019-07-01

Government Contracts, Including Real Property Leases, in the Nunavut Settlement Area, Directive

Directive

The Directive on Government Contracts, Including Real Property Leases, in the Nunavut Settlement Area ensures that government contracting in the Nunavut Settlement Area will meet the Government of Canada’s obligations under Article 24 of the Nunavut Agreement.

2019-06-20

Contracting Policy

Policy | Procurement

Explains the requirements to meet the objective of acquiring goods and services, and carry out construction in a manner that enhances access, competition and fairness, and that results in best value or, if appropriate, the optimal balance of overall benefits to the Crown and the Canadian people.

2019-06-10

Cost Estimating, Guide to

Guide

This guide will help users develop cost estimates for Treasury Board Submissions. Additional guidance, tools, templates and training that expand on the concepts presented in this guide are available through professional associations, academic institutions and other Government of Canada publications.

2019-06-04

Project Complexity and Risk Assessments, Mandatory Procedures for

Policy | Project management

The mandatory procedures are to be used government-wide to assess project complexity and risk.

2019-05-22

Organizational Project Management Capacity Assessments, Mandatory Procedures for

Policy | Project management

The mandatory procedures are to be used government-wide for assessing the project management capacity of organizations.

2019-05-16

Accessibility Standard for Real Property

Standard | Real property

The standard establishes minimum requirements for the accessibility of real property.

2019-04-11

Concept Cases for Digital Projects, Mandatory Procedures for

Policy | Investment planning

The concept cases for digital projects, formerly known as IT-enabled projects, support a potential investment in a digital project.

2019-04-11

Fire Protection Standard

Standard | Real property

The standard describes requirements for the departmental fire protection coordinator with respect to the protection of federal real property, and the safety of those who occupy and use such property.

2019-04-11

Investment Planning - Assets and Acquired Services, Policy on

Policy | Investment planning

The Policy on Investment Planning: Assets and Acquired Services will be rescinded on October 11, 2019. It will be replaced by the Policy on the Planning and Management of Investments. Departments and agencies are expected to transition to the new policy.

2019-04-11

Management of Projects and Programmes, Directive on the

Directive | Project management

The directive ensures that government projects and programmes are effectively planned, implemented, monitored, controlled and closed, so that the expected benefits and results are realized for Canadians.

2019-04-11

Planning and Management of Investments, Policy on the

Policy | Assets and acquired services

The policy sets the direction for the planning and management of assets and acquired services to ensure that these activities provide value for money and demonstrate sound stewardship in program delivery.

2019-04-11

Projects, Policy on the Management of

Policy | Project management

The Policy on the Management of Projects will be rescinded on October 11, 2019. It will be replaced by the Directive on the Planning and Management of Investments. Departments and agencies are expected to transition to the new directive.

2019-04-11

Real Property, Policy on Management of

Policy | Real property

The policy ensures the sustainable and financially responsible management of real property, throughout its life cycle, to support the cost-effective and efficient delivery of government programs.

2019-04-11

Reporting Standard on Real Property

Standard | Real property

The standard outlines information management requirements that will ensure compliance with the Treasury Board Policy on the Management of Real Property.

2019-04-11

Charging and Special Financial Authorities, Directive on

Directive | Charging and Special Financial Authorities

Outlines management practices and controls to ensure that external and internal charging practices for services provided are consistent across government, the amounts charged respect legislative limits; and the consistent treatment of non-tax revenues that are not returned to the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

2019-04-01

Automated Decision-Making, Directive on

Directive | Information technology

The Government of Canada is increasingly looking to utilize artificial intelligence to make, or assist in making, administrative decisions to improve service delivery. The Government is committed to doing so in a manner that is compatible with core administrative law principles such as transparency, accountability, legality, and procedural fairness. Understanding that this technology is changing rapidly, this Directive will continue to evolve to ensure that it remains relevant.

2019-02-05

Fleet Management: Executive Vehicles, Directive on

Directive | Materiel management

The directive ensures the economical, equitable, and appropriate management of the executive fleet and considers the impact of this fleet on the environment.

2018-08-30

Privacy Protection, Policy on

Policy | Access to information and privacy; Privacy protection

Provides direction to government institutions to ensure compliance with the Privacy Act.

2018-06-29

Personal Information Requests and Correction of Personal Information, Directive on

Directive | Access to information and privacy

Provides direction to government institutions on how to respond to personal information requests.

2018-06-26

Green Procurement, Policy on

Policy | Procurement

This policy requires that the procurement of goods and services actively promote environmental stewardship.

2018-06-13

Administering Low-Value Amounts,Guide to

Guide

The Guide to Administering Low-value Amounts supports the Low-value Regulations and provides departments with information on the collection, payment, and accumulation of low-value amounts.

2018-05-29

Claims, Guide to

Guide

Provides departments with information to assist managers and staff to make sound decisions, to ensure the efficiency, expediency and timeliness for settling and paying claims by the Crown or claims against the Crown.

2018-05-29

Delegating and Applying Spending and Financial Authorities, Guide to

Guide

This guide provides departments with information on how, when, what and to whom to delegate spending and financial authorities in addition to the tools to do so. The document details spending and financial authorities and the account verification implications for departmental consideration.

2018-05-29

Interest and Administrative Charges, Guide to

Policy

Provides information on charging interest on overdue accounts and administrative fees for dishonoured payment instruments.

2018-05-29

Interchange Canada, Directive on

Directive | Employee Performance, Learning, Development and Recognition; Staffing and Employee Integration

This directive defines requirements for deputy heads and their officials regarding fair and consistent management of Interchange Canada assignments.

2018-04-01

Business Number, Directive on the

Policy | Information technology

Outlines the requirements for use of the Business Number as the standard identifier of businesses for all transactions between the business and the Government of Canada.

2018-03-29

Information Technology, Policy on Management of

Policy | Information technology

Aims to achieve the efficient and effective use of information technology, support government priorities and program delivery, increase productivity, and enhance services to the public.

2018-03-29

Terms and Conditions of Employment for Students

Policy | Permanent and Temporary Separation; Staffing and Employee Integration; Total Compensation

Includes rates of pay.

2018-03-19

Learning, Training, and Development, Policy on

Policy | Employee Performance, Learning, Development and Recognition

Helps build a skilled, well-trained and professional workforce, strengthens organizational leadership, and adopts leading-edge management practices to encourage innovation and continuous improvements in performance.

2017-11-28

Required Training, Directive on the Administration of

Directive | Employee Performance, Learning, Development and Recognition

Provides direction to key stakeholders on how the policy requirements relating to required training under the Learning Training and Development Policy are to be fulfilled.

2017-11-28

Financial Management of Pay Administration, Guideline on

Guidelines

The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) revised the guidance related to the financial management of pay administration, including a generic approach for post-payment verification.

2017-11-15

Rapid Impact Evaluation, Guide to

Guide

2017-10-13

Canada.ca Content and Information Architecture Specification

Guide | Web and social media

This is a design manual that provides user-tested templates, navigation and information architecture models for presenting and organizing content for Canada.ca.

2017-10-04
Date modified: