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Section III – Supplementary Information

Appendix A: Health Portfolio Organization

Health Portfolio Organization orgchart

Appendix B: Organizational Information

HMIRC's Organizational Chart

The Council of Governors constitutes the key element of the Commission's governance structure, acts as an advisory body and provides strategic advice and guidance to the Commission. The Council consists of 18 members: two representing workers, one representing suppliers and one representing employers, one representing the federal government, and between four and 13 representing the provincial and territorial governments. Each governor is appointed by the Governor in Council for up to three years. The Council is headed by a chairperson chosen by the governors for a term of one year. The Council is responsible for making various recommendations to the Minister of Health, including changes to the regulations related to the Commission's fee structure, the procedures for reviewing claims for exemption and the appeal procedures.

Most Council members concurrently represent other occupational health and safety organizations, and thus are part of the existing multi-jurisdictional occupational health and safety network.

The President and CEO is appointed by the Governor in Council and has the authority and responsibility to supervise and direct the organization's work on a day-to-day basis. The President is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Health.

The Vice-President of Operations directs the work of the MSDS Compliance, Screening and Client Services divisions.

The Vice-President of Corporate Services and Adjudication directs the work of the Corporate Services, Regulatory Affairs and Appeals, and Communications divisions.

Appendix C: Departmental links to the Government of Canada Outcomes

($ thousands) Budgetary Total Main
Total Planned Spending
Operating Gross Net
Strategic Outcome: Trade secret exemptions within WHMIS that balance the right of industry to withhold bona fide confidential business information with the right of employers and workers to be provided with complete and accurate information on the health and safety hazards posed by workplace chemicals.
Claims Exemption Process 3,506 3,506 3,506 3,506 3,506
Total 3,506 3,506 3,506 3,506 3,506

Claims Exemption Process contributes to the achievement of the Government of Canada's "Healthy Canadians" outcome.

Table 1: Departmental Planned Spending Table and Full-time Equivalents

($ thousands) Forecast Spending 2006–2007 Planned Spending 2007–2008 Planned Spending 2008–2009 Planned Spending 2009–2010
Claims Exemption Process 3,512 3,506 3,506 3,506
Budgetary Main Estimates (gross) 3,512 3,506 3,506 3,506
Total Main Estimates 3,512 3,506 3,506 3,506
Supplementary Estimates
Operating budget carry forward 145
Treasury Board Vote 15 61
Employee Benefit Plan (EBP) 12
Total Adjustments 218
Total Planned Spending 3,730 3,506 3,506 3,506
Total Planned Spending 3,730 3,506 3,506 3,506
Less: Non-respendable revenue (570) (570) (570) (570)
Plus: Cost of services received without charge 743 723 723 723
Total Departmental Spending 3,903 3,659 3,659 3,659
Full-Time Equivalents 35 35 35 35

Table 2: Voted and Statutory Items listed in Main Estimates

Vote or Statutory Item Truncated Vote or Statutory Wording 2007–2008
Main Estimates
Main Estimates
25 Program expenditures 3,024 3,019
(S) Contributions to employee benefit plans 482 493
  Total Department or Agency 3,506 3,512

The difference between the 2007–2008 and 2006–2007 Main Estimates results from the collective agreement funding.

Table 3: Services Received Without Charge

($ thousands) 2007–2008
Accommodation provided by Public Works and Government Services Canada 541
Contributions covering employers' share of employees' insurance premiums and expenditures paid by Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (excluding revolving funds) 182
Salary and associated expenditures of legal services provided by the Department of Justice Canada
Total 2007–2008 Services received without charge 723

Table 4: Sources of Non-Respendable Revenue

($ thousands) Forecast Revenue 2006–2007 Planned Revenue 2007–2008 Planned Revenue 2008–2009 Planned Revenue 2009–2010
Claims Exemption Process        
Claim Registration Fees 570 570 570 570
Total Non-Respendable Revenue 570 570 570 570

These are estimated revenues for fees paid by Canadian and international chemical manufacturers and distributors for the registration and review of claims for exemption under WHMIS and its related legislation.

Table 5: Resource Requirement by Sector

($ thousands) Claims Exemption Process Total Planned Spending
Claims Processing 3,331 3,331
Dispute Prevention / Appeals 175 175
Total 3,506 3,506

The resources requirement for corporate services are included in the Claims Processing and Dispute Prevention/Appeals resource requiremen