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Text version of Whole-of-government Framework

This image is an illustration of the whole-of-government framework. The purpose of this framework is to map the financial and non-financial contributions of federal organizations receiving appropriations by aligning their program activities to a set of high level outcome areas defined for the government as a whole.

The framework consists of four spending areas: Economic Affairs, Social Affairs, International Affairs, and Government Affairs. These are presented vertically, in four columns, under the header “Spending areas (4)”.

Each column is divided in cells which represent the outcome areas that fall under each spending area. At the far left of the table, the header “Government of Canada outcome areas (16)” refers to these cells which are presented vertically and grouped by spending area.

The first column (titled Economic Affairs) at the far left includes five cells: income security and employment for Canadians; strong economic growth; an innovative and knowledge-based economy; a clean and healthy environment; and, lastly, a fair and secure marketplace.

The second column (titled Social Affairs) includes four cells: healthy Canadians; a safe and secure Canada; a diverse society that promotes linguistic duality and social inclusion; and, lastly, a vibrant Canadian culture and heritage.

The third column (titled International Affairs) includes four cells: a safe and secure world through international engagement; global poverty reduction through international sustainable development; a strong and mutually beneficial North American partnership; and, lastly, a prosperous Canada through global commerce.

The last column at the left (titled Government Affairs) includes three cells: strong and independent democratic institutions; a transparent, accountable, and responsive federal government; and, lastly, well-managed and efficient government operations.