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Report on Plans and Priorities - Supplementary Information Tables

These tables are provided electronically as part of the Department’s 2013–2014 RPP submission to the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat.

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Details of Transfer Payment Programs


Disclosure of Transfer Payment Programs under $5 million

Name of TPPMain ObjectiveEnd Date of TPP, if applicableType of TP (G, C, RC (repayable contribution), OTP)Forecast Spending for 2013–14Fiscal Year of Last Completed EvaluationGeneral Targeted Recipient Group
Assessed contribution for Canada's share of the Commission of Environmental Cooperation (CEC) budgetTo enable Canada's obligation to cost-share the core and projected expenses of the CEC.N/AC$3,230,0002012–2013The Commission for Environmental Cooperation
Contributions for the Science Horizons Youth Internship and the International Environmental Youth Corp ProgramsTo develop opportunities for young scientists and science graduates through mentorship and coaching and provide them with hands-on experience matching them with scientists and programs managers.March 31, 2014C$3,069,0002007–2008Businesses, not-for-profit organizations and municipal governments
Contributions for Inuit activities related to the implementation of Inuit Impact and Benefit AgreementTo carry out Inuit activities related to the implementation of the Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement for National Wildlife Areas and Migratory Bird Sanctuaries in the Nunavut Settlement Area.March 31, 2014C$935,000N/ANunavut Tunngavik Inc. is the initial recipient and directs funding to the eligible recipients, which include Nunavut Tunngavik, a Regional Inuit organization, the Nunavut Social Development Council, and the Inuit Heritage Trust
Grants and contributions under the Montreal ProtocolUnder the rules of the Montreal Protocol, Canada has the option of directing up to 20% of its annual contribution to the Multilateral Fund for
the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol (MFMP) towards support for bilateral or regional projects in developing countries which helps them reduce their consumption or production of ozone-depleting substances (ODS).
To be determinedG$2,000,0002012–2013Developing country governments, universities, training institutes that have signed the Montreal Protocol and third party delivery agents
EcoAction 200 – Community Funding ServiceEnable community-based groups to achieve environmental results related to departmental priorities and thereby reduce risks to human health and the environment.N/AC$4,525,0002009–2010Non-profit and non-governmental groups, service clubs, associations, Aboriginal organizations
Contributions to support Substances and Waste ManagementTo encourage and support individuals and organizations engaged in activities to reduce threats to Canadians and impacts on the environment posed by harmful substances and waste.N/AC$1,751,3642011–2012Canadian or international not-for-profit organizations, Aboriginal organizations, other levels of government
Contributions to Support Water ResourcesTo encourage and support individuals and organizations engaged in activities to minimize threats to, and maintain the sustainability of, Canada's water resources and aquatic ecosystems.N/AC$1,105,5952011-2012Canadian or international not-for-profit, Aboriginal organizations, individuals, for-profit organizations and other levels of government
Grant to support Weather and Environmental ServicesThe purpose of this grant is to support research and the development of highly qualified experts in the scientific areas related to Environment Canada's mandate, such as atmospheric study and climate change.N/AG$44,0002010–2011Canadian and foreign researchers and students, domestic universities, domestic or international not-for-profit organizations and associations, and other levels of government
Assessed contribution to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and DevelopmentCanada is a signatory to this Convention and is thus bound by the requirements of the International Convention, including the obligation to pay the assessed contribution.N/AC$100,000N/AConvention on the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Environment Directorate
Assessed contribution to the World Meteorological OrganizationCanada has been a member of the WMO since 1950 as one of the initial signatories to the Convention. The annual assessed contribution is based on the UN Scale as agreed every three years by the U.N. general Assembly and adapted, as is normal practice, to accommodate the varying membership of U.N. organizations.N/AC$2,167,785N/AWorld Meteorological Organization
Assessed contribution to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)Canada is a signatory to this Convention and is thus bound by the requirements of the International Convention, including the obligation to pay the assessed contribution.N/AC$190,0002006–2007Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species Secretariat (CITES)
Assessed contribution to the Convention on Wetlands of International ImportanceCanada has been a Contracting Party to the Ramsar Convention since 1981.

Annual membership dues are an obligation of the Parties based on terms agreed to at the Convention of the Parties.
N/AC$198,220N/ARAMSAR Convention Secretariat

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Contributions in Support of Biodiversity – Wildlife and Habitat

Start date: June 10, 2010

End date: Ongoing – Evaluation to be completed by March 31, 2015

Fiscal Year for Ts and Cs: 2010–2011

Strategic Outcome: Canada's natural environment is conserved and restored for present and future generations.

Program: 1.1 Biodiversity – Wildlife and Habitat

Description: Contributions in support of Biodiversity – Wildlife and Habitat encourage and support individuals and organizations engaged in activities to maintain or restore wildlife populations, in particular migratory birds and species at risk, to target levels.

Expected results: Projects funded under these terms and conditions will contribute, together with other departmental activities and the actions of others, to the following key expected results:

Applicable to all Sub-Programs:
Expected ResultPerformance Indicator
a) Individuals and organizations are increasingly engaged in priority activities related to the conservation of wildlife, in particular migratory birds and species at risk.Total time invested by individuals in funded projects (person-years).
b) Aboriginal participation in wildlife and habitat conservation is increased.Number of Aboriginal organizations participating in funded projects related to migratory birds, species at risk or their habitats.
c) New knowledge and data produced by collaborating organizations contribute to the conservation of migratory birds, species at risk and their habitat.Proportion of species for which primary data to establish population status and trends are provided through funded projects.
d) Priority habitats for migratory birds and species at risk are conserved by partners through stewardship and protection.Land area conserved through funded projects.
e) Factors limiting priority species at risk and migratory bird populations are reduced by partners.Proportion of threats addressed through funded projects.
f) Collaboration within Canadian and international research and policy communities related to Environment Canada's biodiversity priorities is increased.Number of formal collaborations regarding transnational conservation issues undertaken or maintained as a direct result of funded projects.
g) There is compliance with the requirements of the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards.Canada and Competent Authorities (provinces and territories) remain compliant with the requirements of the Agreement.

Projects that have different expected results but that support the objectives of these terms and conditions may be undertaken. Evaluation and performance measurement of such projects, which tend to be unique and non-recurring, will focus on the specific expected results identified in individual funding agreements.

 ($ millions)
 Forecast Spending
2012–2013
Planned Spending
2013–2014
Planned Spending
2014–2015
Planned Spending
2015–2016
Total Grants$0$0$0$0
Total Contributions$14.4$13.0$13.0$12.8
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments$0$0$0$0
Total Transfer Payments$14.4$13.0$13.0$12.8

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2012–2013 (Species at Risk Program and Biodiversity Policy and Priorities)

Decision Following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending or N/A): Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: Evaluation for other specific programs will be completed by 2014–2015.

General Targeted Recipient Group: Domestic or international not-for-profit organizations; domestic or international Aboriginal organizations; research, academic and educational institutions; Canadian or foreign individuals; domestic or international for-profit organizations; and other levels of government.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: Environment Canada engages applicants and recipients under this program in two ways: applicants through applications related to specific program elements; and recipients through single or named recipients identified on the basis of their unique ability to address targeted program results. The Department employs one or a combination of the following initiatives to provide access to the program in a clear, understandable and useable manner: publicity in news media, information provided on the departmental website, letter-writing activities, and meetings with targeted recipient communities. Administrative requirements have been tailored to evaluated risk levels, and efficiency is being addressed through simplified agreement templates.

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Habitat Stewardship Program (HSP) for Species at Risk

Start date: August 20, 2000

End date: Program is ongoing.

Fiscal Year for Ts and Cs: 2009–2010

Strategic Outcome: Canada's natural environment is conserved and restored for present and future generations.

Program: 1.1 Biodiversity – Wildlife and Habitat

Description: The purpose of the HSP is to contribute to the recovery of endangered, threatened and other species of concern, and to prevent other species from becoming a conservation concern, by engaging Canadians in conservation actions to benefit wildlife. The HSP fosters partnerships among organizations interested in the recovery of species at risk. It provides funding for on-the-ground activities that conserve or restore habitats for species at risk and other practical actions for the recovery of such species. The HSP enables non-governmental organizations, landowners, the private sector, Aboriginal organizations, educational institutions, community groups and other levels of government to plan, manage and complete projects that will achieve the program goal.

Expected results: Important habitat is secured, protected, improved and/or restored to enhance the recovery of species at risk. Specifically, in 2013–2014, it is expected that 30,000 ha and 300 km of shoreline of total land area will be improved or restored to benefit wildlife; 5,000 ha will be legally secured; 20,000 ha will be newly protected through voluntary conservation agreements; and 150,000 ha will be protected through renewed voluntary conservation agreements, in order to enhance the recovery of species at risk.

 ($ millions)
 Forecast Spending
2012–2013
Planned Spending
2013–2014
Planned Spending
2014–2015
Planned Spending
2015–2016
Total Grants$0$0$0$0
Total Contributions$11.8$11.8$11.8$7.8
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments$0$0$0$0
Total Transfer Payments$11.8$11.8$11.8$7.8

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2009–2010

Decision Following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending or N/A): Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014–2015

General Targeted Recipient Group:

  • Aboriginal organizations / First Nations councils
  • Educational or research institutions (universities, museums, zoos/aquariums)
  • Government agencies or Crown corporations (provincial/territorial/municipal)
  • Environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs)
  • Private-sector organizations (corporations/associations/utilities)
  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or non-profit organizations

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

  • Annually, the Department, in collaboration with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Parks Canada, issues a call for proposals.

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Contributions to Support Sustainable Ecosystems

Start date: June 10, 2010

End date: Ongoing – Evaluation to be completed by March 31, 2015

Fiscal Year for Ts and Cs: 2010–2011

Strategic Outcome: Canada's natural environment is conserved and restored for present and future generations.

Program: 1.3 Sustainable Ecosystems

Description: Contributions under Sustainable Ecosystems encourage and support individuals and organizations engaged in activities to manage ecosystem resources in a manner consistent with ecosystem sustainability.

Expected results: The purpose and overall objective of contributions made under these terms and conditions is to enhance or maintain the sustainability of ecosystems in Canada, through collaboration with other levels of government (provinces and territories as well as regional, municipal and local governments), Aboriginal peoples and other stakeholders (such as non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, industry and businesses).

Projects funded under these terms and conditions will contribute, together with other departmental activities and the actions of others, to the following key expected results:

Applicable to the Ecosystems Initiatives Sub-Program:
Expected ResultPerformance Indicator
Governments, citizens and stakeholders are engaged in the development and implementation of ecosystem-based management plans as well as in ecosystem governance processes.

Percentage of planning units that have a functioning multi-stakeholder governance structure.

Percentage of planning units with a functioning multi-stakeholder governance structure where the governance structure includes all interests relevant to the identified environmental issues.

Percentage of planning units that have an ecosystem-based management plan that has been approved by the relevant multi-stakeholder governance structure.

Percentage of total costs of ecosystem initiatives multi-stakeholder governance structures that is contributed by Environment Canada.

Environmental remediation, protection and conservation projects required to meet the goals and objectives identified in ecosystem-based management plans or to achieve ecosystem objectives are implemented.

Percentage of environmental issues identified in approved ecosystem-based management plans or by ecosystem governance processes that are addressed by funded projects.

Percentage of total estimated costs of all management actions identified in approved ecosystem-based management plans represented by funded projects.

Percentage of actions identified in approved ecosystem-based management plans or ecosystem governance processes that have been completed.

Percentage of the total value of funded projects contributed by Environment Canada.

Individuals and organizations participate in activities contributing to the achievement of goals and objectives identified in ecosystem-based management plans or to the achievement of ecosystem objectives.

Number of individual participants in projects or activities undertaken in support of approved ecosystem-based management plans or under the auspices of an ecosystem-based multi-stakeholder governance structure.

Number of organizational participants in projects or activities undertaken in support of approved ecosystem-based management plans or under the auspices of an ecosystem-based multi-stakeholder governance structure.


Applicable to all Sub-Programs:
Expected ResultPerformance Indicator
New knowledge and data produced by collaborating organizations contribute to the management and sustainability of Canadian ecosystems.Percentage of research priorities (by program) implemented in whole or in part by funded projects.


 ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2012–2013
Planned Spending
2013–2014
Planned Spending
2014–2015
Planned Spending
2015–2016
Total Grants$0$0$0$0
Total Contributions$8.3$11.7$14.7$10.1
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments$0$0$0$0
Total Transfer Payments$8.3$11.7$14.7$10.1

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2010–2011

Decision Following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending or N/A): Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014–2015

General Targeted Recipient Group: Domestic or international not-for-profit organizations; domestic or international Aboriginal organizations; research, academic and educational institutions; Canadian or foreign individuals; domestic or international for-profit organizations; and other levels of government.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: Environment Canada engages applicants and recipients under this program in two ways: applicants through applications related to specific program elements, and recipients through single or named recipients identified on the basis of their unique ability to address targeted program results. The Department employs one or a combination of the following initiatives to provide access to the program in a clear, understandable and accessible manner: publicity in news media, information provided on the departmental website, letter-writing activities, and meetings with targeted recipient communities. Administrative requirements have been tailored to evaluated risk levels, and efficiency is being addressed through simplified agreement templates.

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Contributions to Support Weather and Environmental Services

Start date: June 10, 2010

End date: Ongoing – Evaluation to be completed by March 31, 2015

Fiscal Year for Ts and Cs: 2010–11

Strategic Outcome: Canadians are equipped to make informed decisions on changing weather, water and climate conditions.

Program: 2.1 Weather and Environmental Services for Canadians

Description: Contributions in support of Weather and Environmental Services for Canadians are proposed in order to encourage and support individuals and organizations engaged in activities to enable Canadians to access, understand and use information on changing weather, water, climate and air quality conditions.

Expected results: Projects funded will contribute to the following key expected results:

  • New knowledge and data produced by collaborating organizations contribute to improved accuracy and/or quality of weather, climate and air quality information available to Canadians.
  • There is increased awareness and use of meteorological information, products and services by the Canadian public and/or by specific target audiences.
  • The Canadian meteorological community has increased access to learning materials and opportunities.
  • Collaboration within the meteorological community in Canada and internationally is maintained or increased.
  • Canada's interests and priorities with respect to atmospheric and oceanographic science are addressed by international institutions.
  • There is access to foreign meteorological observations and other related products and data.
 ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2012–2013
Planned Spending
2013–2014
Planned Spending
2014–2015
Planned Spending
2015–2016
Total Grants$0$0$0$0
Total Contributions$14.9$2.2$2.2$2.2
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments$0$0$0$0
Total Transfer Payments$14.9$2.2$2.2$2.2

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: N/A

Decision Following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending or N/A): Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014–2015

General Targeted Recipient Group: Canadian or international not-for-profit organizations, Aboriginal organizations, individuals, for-profit organizations and other levels of government.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: Environment Canada has been working closely with stakeholders involved in weather and environmental services for many years, and relationships with the recipients are well established. Environment Canada engages applicants and recipients under this program for two reasons: the applications are related to specific program elements; or single or named recipients are identified for their unique ability to achieve targeted program results.

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Contributions to Support Climate Change and Clean Air

Start date: June 10, 2010

End date: Ongoing – Evaluation to be completed by March 31, 2015

Fiscal Year for Ts and Cs: 2010–2011

Strategic Outcome: Threats to Canadians and their environment from pollution are minimized.

Program: 3.2 Climate Change and Clean Air

Description: The purpose and overall objective of contributions made under these terms and conditions are to encourage and support international organizations and foreign states engaged in activities that advance international action, improve Canadian air quality, reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and promote change towards sustainable environmental development and policies.

Expected results: Projects funded under these terms and conditions will contribute, together with other departmental activities and the actions of others, to the following key expected results:

Applicable to all Sub-Programs:
Expected ResultPerformance Indicator
a) New knowledge and data produced by collaborating organizations contribute to improved air quality and/or reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

A national baseline of ambient and emission levels of targeted pollutants developed with sufficient scope and accuracy to enable the assessment of the effectiveness of the industrial strategy on air pollutant emissions.

Use of information developed through contribution agreements in determining air pollutant reduction targets.

Use of information developed through contribution agreements to enhance the understanding of the significance of a changing climate on air quality.

Percentage of research priorities (by program) implemented in whole or in part by funded projects.

Percentage of funded projects (by program) whose findings have been applied to Environment Canada research, operational models, policies, regulations or activities.

b) Verification of environmental claims of Canadian technologies is carried out.Annual number of verification certificates issued under the Canadian Environmental Technology Verification Program.
c) Mentoring services are available to small and medium-sized enterprises producing environmental technologies.Annual number of clients served by Canadian Environmental Technology Advancement Centres.
d) International organizations that promote the reduction of emissions of air pollutants and/or greenhouse gases are engaged.Number of international partnerships or institutions related to the reduction of emissions of air pollutants and/or greenhouse gases in which the Government of Canada participates.
e) Partners, in particular the Canadian private sector, are engaged in projects that advance the role of clean technology in addressing emissions of air pollutants and/or greenhouse gases.

Number and total value of projects in which Canada or Canadian private-sector firms participate.

Percentage of total project value provided by Canadian private-sector firms.

Number of individual Canadian firms participating.

f) Canada's environmental interests and priorities are addressed by international institutions.Percentage of Canadian interventions and/or negotiating positions that are adopted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council and/or incorporated into the UNEP biennial Program of Work and Budget.
g) New information and analysis support the development of policy on sustainable development and the effective governance of environmental issues in Canada and internationally.Number of research publications on sustainable development policy or environmental governance (peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed) produced by non-governmental organizations in Canada.
h) The public has increased access to information and research findings pertaining to sustainable development and environmental governance.Number of reports and other policy documents available to the public without charge through funded non-governmental organization websites.


 ($ millions)
 Forecast Spending
2012–2013
Planned Spending
2013–2014
Planned Spending
2014–2015
Planned Spending
2015–2016
Total Grants$0$0$0$0
Total Contributions$39.9$9.3$8.1$8.1
Total Other Types of Transfer Payments$0$0$0$0
Total Transfer Payments$39.9$9.3$8.1$8.1

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2012–2013 (Transportation Sector Emissions)

Decision Following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending or N/A): Continuation

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: Evaluation for other specific programs will be completed by 2014–2015.

General Targeted Recipient Group: Domestic or international not-for-profit organizations; domestic or international Aboriginal organizations; research, academic and educational institutions; Canadian or foreign individuals; domestic or international for-profit organizations; and other levels of government.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: Environment Canada engages applicants and recipients under this program in two ways: applicants through applications related to specific program elements, and recipients through single or named recipients identified on the basis of their unique ability to address targeted program results. The Department employs one or a combination of the following initiatives to provide access to the Program in a clear, understandable and accessible manner: publicity in news media, information provided on the departmental website, letter-writing activities, and meetings with targeted recipient communities. Administrative requirements have been tailored to evaluated risk levels, and efficiency is being addressed through simplified agreement templates.

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Grant to Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) for the Next Generation Biofuels Fund (NGBF)

Start date: July 30, 2007

End date: September 30, 2027 (the last appropriation by Parliament will be in fiscal year 2014–2015, with the last disbursement by SDTC by March 31, 2017)

Fiscal Year for Ts and Cs: 2007–2008

Strategic Outcome: Threats to Canadians and their environment from pollution are minimized.

Program: 3.2 Climate Change and Clean Air

Description: The $500 million NGBF is one of two funds managed by SDTC. It supports the establishment of first-of-kind large demonstration-scale facilities for production of next-generation renewable fuels. As sponsoring departments for the federal government, Environment Canada and Natural Resources Canada provide federal oversight to SDTC to ensure that it complies with the two funding agreements and the founding legislation. Under the NGBF, SDTC provides grants with conditional repayment terms to eligible recipients for the establishment of facilities that involve both non-conventional technologies and non-traditional feedstocks, and that are built in Canada using representative Canadian feedstock. Selection is based on the technology's (rather than the plant's) potential for environmental and other benefits (social or economic).

Of the $500 million in total funding, $200 million is statutory, with the remaining $300 million being appropriated funding that is spread over 7 fiscal years, beginning in 2008–2009 and ending in 2014–2015. The funding is equally divided between Environment Canada and Natural Resources Canada.

Expected results: SDTC has released its Corporate Plan that provides the expected results and actions for 2013. An internal evaluation of SDTC has been delivered by a third party, which concluded that SDTC has established a rigorous due-diligence process and is actively engaging with existing and potential industry clients.

 ($ millions)
Forecast Spending
2012–2013
Planned Spending
2013–2014
Planned Spending
2014–2015
Planned Spending
2015–2016
Total Statutory Funds$0$0$79.3$0
Total Grants
(NGBF)1
$62.5$50.0$25.0$0
Total Transfer Payments$62.5$50.0$104.3$0

1Some funds have already flowed to SDTC's NGBF in prior years; therefore, please also see "Up-Front Multi-Year Funding for SDTC" table.

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation:. The first of three interim evaluations that SDTC is required to conduct according to the NGBF funding agreement was officially completed by Robinson Research and was submitted to EC and NRCan on November 30, 2012. The interim evaluation concluded that SDTC has established a rigorous due-diligence process and is actively engaging with existing and potential industry clients.

Decision Following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending or N/A): N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2016–2017

General Targeted Recipient Group: For-profit corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships or business trusts, with legal capacity in Canada and with access to expertise in next-generation renewable fuels production pathways.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: This is responsibility of the Sustainable Development Technology Canada Foundation.

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Up-Front Multi-Year Funding


Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)

Strategic Outcome: Canada's natural environment is conserved and restored for present and future generations.

Program Activity: 1.1 Biodiversity – Wildlife and Habitat

Name of Recipient: Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)

Start date: March 2007

End date: Until the total funding of $225 million is expended (note that the funding agreement is a grant)

Description: Funding enables the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) to implement the Natural Areas Conservation Program. The Conservancy works to ensure the long-term protection of biodiversity by working with private landowners to secure ecologically significant lands that have been identified as priorities for conservation. The Conservancy acquires and preserves private land through one of four methods: land purchase, land donations, conservation easements and relinquishment of rights. The goal of the program is to secure 200,000 ha of private land for conservation.

($ millions)
Total FundingPrior Years’ FundingPlanned Funding
2013–2014
Planned Funding
2014–2015
Planned Funding
2015–2016
$225$201.0 transferred from April 1, 2007, to March 31, 2012, plus $24.0 pending for FY 2012–2013000

Summary of annual plans of recipient: The Natural Areas Conservation Program (NACP) operates on the basis of the EC-approved annual NACP work plan. As the NCC is planning to complete the program by October 31, 2013, the NACP Program Committee approved a 16- month work plan (July 1, 2012, to October 31, 2013). This final work plan identifies priority areas for land acquisition and projects the expenditures and number of land transactions (including acreage) anticipated for those priority areas. Required funding is transferred based on the approved work plan.

In terms of performance reporting for the program, the NCC will submit, at the completion of the program, a final progress report that highlights the land transactions and other achievements in meeting the program’s goals. It is important to note that, as with other land conservation initiatives that use land securement, conservation easements and other means to increase the volume of private land conserved, the program’s achievements are dependent on the landowners’ engagement and willingness to close the deal in a timely fashion.

As per the funding agreement, the total funding for the NCC is $225 million. As of the end of 2012–2013, EC will have transferred the maximum amount of $225 million.

Link to recipient’s site: www.natureconservancy.ca

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Clayoquot Biosphere Trust (CBT)

Strategic Outcome: Canada’s natural environment is conserved and restored for present and future generations

Program: 1.3.3.4 Sustainable Ecosystems: Education and Engagement

Name of recipient: Clayoquot Biosphere Trust

Start date: February 2000

End date: In perpetuity

Description: Creation of an endowment fund for the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust (CBT) – the cornerstone of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The CBT will use the income from the endowment fund to support local research, education and training in the Biosphere Reserve region.

($ millions)
Total FundingPrior Years’ FundingPlanned Funding
2013–2014
Planned Funding
2014–2015
Planned Funding
2015–2016
$12$12 (2000)$0$0$0

Summary of annual plans of recipient:

During 2013–2014, the CBT will focus on the following objectives and deliverables:

  • Develop and nurture youth ambassadors through a field-trip program based on stewardship and philanthropy;
  • Deliver sustainability studies, grades 11 and 12 at Ucluelet Secondary School; this course of studies was developed by the CBT and accredited by School District 70;
  • Implement a Board-led, multi-year strategy and a fundraising campaign to support the establishment of a permanent biosphere centre;
  • Deliver a $50,000 call-for-projects focused on new biosphere priorities;
  • Monitor community health issues identified through the Vital Sign 2012 report; and
  • Maintain the CBT/Genus Scholarship Program.

Link to recipient’s site: www.clayoquotbiosphere.org

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Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)

Strategic Outcome: Threats to Canadians and their environment from pollution are minimized.

Program: 3.2 Climate Change and Clean Air

Name of recipient: Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)

Start date: March 2001 Sustainable Development Technology Fund (SD Tech Fund), and July 30, 2007 for Next Generation Biofuels Fund (NGBF)

End date: December 31, 2017 for the SD Tech Fund and September 2027 for the NGBF

Description: SDTC is a not-for-profit foundation created by the Government of Canada, with a series of federal grants that now total to $1.09 billion. As sponsoring departments for the federal government, Environment Canada and Natural Resources Canada provide federal oversight of SDTC to ensure that it complies with the two funding agreements and the founding legislation. Natural Resources Canada is the federal SDTC lead.

SDTC manages two separate funds:

  • the SD Tech Fund ($590 million consisting of $550 million up-front funding and an additional $40 million announced in Budget 2011) to provide financial support to projects that have the potential to advance sustainable development, including technologies to address climate change, clean air, and water and soil quality issues
  • the NGBF ($500 million) to provide financial support towards the establishment of facilities producing next-generation renewable fuels at large demonstration scale

SDTC-funded projects are active in all major Canadian economic sectors, including energy exploration and production, power generation, energy utilization, transportation, agriculture, forestry and wood products, and waste management.

The following table includes the up-front funding by Environment Canada for both the SD Tech Fund and the NGBF.

($ millions)
 Total FundingPrior1 Years’ FundingPlanned Funding
2013–2014
Planned Funding
2014–2015
Planned Funding
2015–2016
SD Tech Fund295275012.523.0
NGBF325095.750.0104.30
Total545370.750.0116.83.0

1Amounts in this column represent the total funds available to SDTC from Environment Canada. With respect to the NGBF, $33.2 million was transferred to SDTC by Environment Canada. An equivalent amount is presented by Natural Resources Canada.

2In 2014–2015, Environment Canada begins paying out its half ($20 million) of the additional $40 million for the SD Tech Fund announced in Budget 2011.

3The NGBF consists of $200 million in statutory funding and $300 million of appropriated amounts. There are appropriations for the NGBF in the current year and in future years; therefore, please also see “Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP) for the NGBF”.


Summary of annual plans of recipient: SDTC publishes a corporate plan in November of each year which describes plans for the current year and provides a forecast for the following year for both the SD Tech Fund and the NGBF. It includes a disbursement plan, planned administration expenditures, objectives and proposed actions, an investment update, an operating strategy, and performance expectations. The SDTC Annual Report and the Executive Summary of the Corporate Plan are tabled in the House of Commons by the Minister of Natural Resources, usually in July or August.

SD Tech Fund

As of December 2012, SDTC’s SD Tech Fund has allocated grants of $581 million to 238 projects. The amount exceeds the original $550 million provided by the Government of Canada, with the additional $31 million coming from interest generated by the fund. SDTC’s allocation has been leveraged by an additional $1.55 billion in contributions from the private and public project partners, for a total project value of $2.13 billion. SDTC has estimated that all projects funded from 2002 to December 2010 have the potential to reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by 7 to 17 megatonnes by the end of 2015.

Each year, the SD Tech Fund allocates funds to approved projects and then, over time, disburses those funds. Allocations and disbursements occur on separate timelines. In 2011, SDTC disbursed $82 million of allocated funds. Annual project disbursement payments are projected to be $90 million in 2012, between $95 million and $115 million in 2013 and between $80 million and $100 million in 2014.

Next Generation Biofuels Fund (NGBF)

The amount transferred to date from the Government of Canada to SDTC’s NGBF is $66.4 million (half from Environment Canada and half from Natural Resources Canada.

Link to recipient’s site: www.sdtc.ca

Link to Environment Canada’s SDTC page: www.ec.gc.ca/scitech/default.asp?lang=En&n=7C0A752B-1

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Green Municipal Fund (GMF)

Strategic Outcome: Threats to Canadians and their environment from pollution are minimized.

Program: 3.2 Climate Change and Clean Air

Name of recipient: Green Municipal Fund (GMF)

Start date: February 2000

End date: In perpetuity

Description: The Green Municipal Fund (GMF) is a $550 million revolving fund, administered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), which supports grants, loans and loan guarantees to encourage investment in environmental municipal projects. The Government of Canada endowed the FCM with a total of $550 million for this initiative through a series of Budget decisions from 2000 to 2005.

The GMF was established to have a positive impact on the health and the quality of life of Canadians by reducing greenhouse gas emissions; improving local air, water and soil quality; and promoting renewable energy by supporting environmental studies and projects within the municipal sector. Eligible projects may fall into one or more of the following categories: energy, water, waste, sustainable transportation, brownfields or integrated community projects. The FCM shall use its best efforts to commit at least $150 million to support brownfield remediation and redevelopment by March 31, 2012, and to maintain thereafter loans and/or loan guarantees for brownfield projects in aggregate equal to approximately 30% of the value of the Fund.

The amount of GMF financing available to municipalities is directly related to the environmental benefits and/or innovation of the projects undertaken, with grant-loan combinations of up to 80 percent of eligible costs available for capital projects with exceptional environmental benefits.

The FCM has created two advisory bodies, the GMF Council and the Peer Review Committee, as stipulated in the GMF Funding Agreement between the FCM and the Government of Canada. The Council’s role is to assist the FCM Board of Directors, the decision-making body for the GMF, in approving projects proposed by municipalities. The 15-member GMF Council includes five federal members: two from Environment Canada, two from Natural Resources Canada and one from Infrastructure Canada. All federal members are appointed by the FCM Board of Directors based on recommendations from the Minister of the Environment. Environment Canada Peer Reviewers provide the GMF and federal Council members with expert environmental science and technology advice, and evaluate funding proposals.

($ millions) by Environment Canada1
Total FundingPrior Years’ FundingPlanned Funding
2013–2014
Planned Funding
2014–2015
Planned Funding
2015–2016
275275000

1.All amounts in this table represent the amounts transferred to the GMF by Environment Canada. An equivalent amount was transferred by Natural Resources Canada, for a total of $550 million.

Summary of annual plans of recipient: The GMF’s Annual Statement of Plans and Objectives (ASPO) for 2013–2014 is not yet available. The GMF’s most recent ASPO 2012–2013 states that the expected results for fiscal year 2012–2013 include the following:

Grants for sustainable community plans, feasibility studies and field tests

After March 31, 2009, the FCM must aim to commit $6 to $8 million in grants for sustainable community plans, feasibility studies and field tests.

In fulfillment of this requirement, the FCM is aiming to approve a total of $6 million for plans, feasibility studies and field tests in 2012–2013.

Loans and grants for capital projects

The FCM offers a combination of grants and low-interest loans in support of capital projects. Grants are only offered in combination with loans. Under the Funding Agreement, the FCM must aim to commit $50 to $70 million per year in loans. Up to March 31, 2009, the FCM may commit $7 to $10 million per year in grants to capital projects, and $5 to $6 million thereafter. The 2012–2013 ASPO indicates that the FCM is aiming to approve $45 million in loans and $5 million in grants for capital projects in the energy, transportation, waste and water sectors. It also indicates that the FCM is aiming to approve $40 million in loans for capital projects in the brownfields sector. Under the provisions of the Funding Agreement, brownfield projects are not eligible for grants.

Performance measures

To measure and demonstrate the qualitative, quantitative, short-term and long-term success of the GMF, the planned activities for 2012–2013 include the following:

  • Capacity building: Encourage Canadian municipalities to use the knowledge, networks and tools provided by the GMF to develop their internal capacity to achieve their sustainability goals.
  • Leveraging partnerships and brokering: Extend the reach of GMF funding and knowledge to achieve greater overall impact.
  • Performance measurement: Establish a rigorous and standardized performance measurement system.
  • Risk management: Anticipate and manage risks and drivers for the FCM to use GMF resources effectively and strive for continuous improvement.
  • Marketing and communications: Establish the GMF as the pre-eminent catalyst, collaborator and conduit for municipalities and their partners undertaking environmental initiatives.
  • Integrated projects: Explore the feasibility and impacts of funding integrated initiatives through a dedicated GMF funding sector.

Note: For more information on the plans and objectives of the GMF for fiscal year 2012–2013, refer to the GMF Annual Statement of Plans and Objectives (ASPO) 2012–2013

Link to recipient’s site: http://gmf.fcm.ca/

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Greening Government Operations


Green Building Targets

As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, new construction and build-to-lease projects, and major renovation projects, will achieve an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance.1
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target Status 
Number of completed new construction, build-to-lease and major renovation projects in the given fiscal year, as per the departmental Green Building Strategic Framework. 1 for 2013–2014 
Number of completed new construction, build-to-lease and major renovation projects that have achieved an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance in the given fiscal year, as per the departmental Green Building Strategic Framework.1 for 2013–2014 
Existence of a strategic framework. Yes Completed in Oct. 2011 

Strategies / Comments

  1. Minimum level of environmental performance: 3 Green Globes or LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) NC (New Construction) / CI (Commercial Interiors) Silver.
  2. The appropriate threshold (dollar value and floor area): $1 million and 400 m2.
  3. Applicable building types: All departmental custodial buildings, as per the departmental Green Building Strategic Framework.
  4. Industry-recognized assessment and verification tool(s) to be used: Green Globes or LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
  5. Projects are identified during the departmental Integrated Investment Planning process. The location of the project identified is in southern Ontario.
  6. The target identified is specifically for projects scheduled for completion in 2013–2014.
As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, existing Crown buildings over 1000 m2 will be assessed for environmental performance using an industry-recognized assessment tool.2
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target Status 
Number of buildings over 1000 m2, as per the departmental Green Building Strategic Framework. 18  
Percentage of buildings over 1000 m2 that have been assessed using an industry-recognized assessment tool, as per the departmental Green Building Strategic Framework. 
  FY 2011–20120 
  FY 2012–201372% 
  FY 2013–2014100% 
Existence of a strategic framework. Yes Completed in Oct. 2011 

Strategies / Comments

  1. Minimum level of assessment: BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) BESt (Building Environmental Standards) Level 1.
  2. Appropriate threshold (dollar value and floor area): 1000 m2.
  3. Applicable building types: All departmental custodial, Crown-owned buildings over 1000 m2, as per the departmental Green Building Strategic Framework.
  4. Industry-recognized assessment tool(s) to be used: BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) BESt (Building Environmental Standards).
  5. Certification will be sought.
As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, new lease or lease renewal projects over 1000 m2, where the Crown is the major lessee, will be assessed for environmental performance using an industry-recognized assessment tool.3
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target Status 
Number of completed lease and lease renewal projects over 1000 m2 in the given fiscal year, as per the departmental Green Building Strategic Framework. None (0) for 2013–2014 
Number of completed lease and lease renewal projects over 1000 m2 that were assessed using an industry-recognized assessment tool in the given fiscal year, as per the departmental Green Building Strategic Framework. None (0) for 2013-2014 
Existence of strategic framework. Yes Completed in Oct. 2011  

Strategies / Comments

  1. Minimum level of assessment: BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) BESt (Building Environmental Standards) Level 1.
  2. The appropriate threshold (dollar value and floor area): 1000 m2.
  3. Applicable building types: All departmental custodial, direct-leased buildings over 1000 m2, as per the departmental Green Building Strategic Framework.
  4. Industry-recognized assessment tool(s) to be used: BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) BESt (Building Environmental Standards).
  5. Certification will be sought.

Justification for targets consisting of None (0):

  • The appropriate threshold (dollar value and floor area): 1000 m2. No projects within this threshold are expected to be completed in 2013–14.
  • The target identified is specifically for projects scheduled for completion in 2013–2014.
As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, fit-up and refit projects will achieve an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance.4
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target Status 
Number of completed fit-up and refit projects in the given fiscal year, as per the departmental Green Building Strategic Framework. None (0) for 2013–2014 
Number of completed fit-up and refit projects that have achieved an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance in the given fiscal year, as per the departmental Green Building Strategic Framework. None (0) for 2013–2014 
Existence of a strategic framework. Yes Completed in Oct. 2011 

Strategies / Comments

  1. Minimum level of environmental performance: 3 Green Globes or LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) EBOM (Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance) Silver.
  2. The appropriate threshold (dollar value and floor area): $1 million and 400 m2.
  3. Applicable building types: All departmental custodial buildings, as per the departmental Green Building Strategic Framework.
  4. Industry-recognized assessment and verification tool(s) to be used: Green Globes or LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
  5. Projects are identified during the departmental Integrated Investment Planning process.
  6. The earliest completion date for the identified projects is 2014–2015.

Justification for targets consisting of None (0):

  • The appropriate threshold (dollar value and floor area): $1 million and 400 m2. No projects within this threshold are expected to be completed in 2013–2014.
  • The target identified is specifically for projects scheduled for completion in 2013–2014.

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Target

The federal government will take action now to reduce levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its operations to match the national target of 17% below 2005 by 2020.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target Status  
Departmental GHG reduction target: Percentage of absolute reduction in GHG emissions by FY 2020–2021, relative to FY 2005–2006.17% 
Departmental GHG emissions in FY 2005–2006, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent.22.6 
Departmental GHG emissions in the given fiscal year, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent.FY 2011–201222.3 
Departmental GHG emissions in the given fiscal year, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent.FY 2012–201323.2 
Departmental GHG emissions in the given fiscal year, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent.FY 2013–201423.0 
Departmental GHG emissions in the given fiscal year, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent.FY 2014–201522.7 
Departmental GHG emissions in the given fiscal year, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent.FY 2015–201621.9 
Departmental GHG emissions in the given fiscal year, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent.FY 2016–201721.1 
Departmental GHG emissions in the given fiscal year, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent.FY 2017–201820.2 
Departmental GHG emissions in the given fiscal year, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent.FY 2018–201919.4 
Departmental GHG emissions in the given fiscal year, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent.FY 2019–202019.1 
Departmental GHG emissions in the given fiscal year, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent.FY 2020–202118.8 
Percent change in departmental GHG emissions from FY 2005–2006 to the end of the given fiscal year.FY 2011–2012-0.1% 
Percent change in departmental GHG emissions from FY 2005–2006 to the end of the given fiscal year.FY 2012–2013+2.5% 
Percent change in departmental GHG emissions from FY 2005–2006 to the end of the given fiscal year.FY 2013–2014+1.7% 
Percent change in departmental GHG emissions from FY 2005–2006 to the end of the given fiscal year.FY 2014–2015+0.3% 
Percent change in departmental GHG emissions from FY 2005–2006 to the end of the given fiscal year.FY 2015–2016-3.4% 
Percent change in departmental GHG emissions from FY 2005–2006 to the end of the given fiscal year.FY 2016–2017-7.0% 
Percent change in departmental GHG emissions from FY 2005–2006 to the end of the given fiscal year.FY 2017–2018-10.7% 
Percent change in departmental GHG emissions from FY 2005–2006 to the end of the given fiscal year.FY 2018–2019-14.4% 
Percent change in departmental GHG emissions from FY 2005–2006 to the end of the given fiscal year.FY 2019–2020-15.7% 
Percent change in departmental GHG emissions from FY 2005–2006 to the end of the given fiscal year.FY 2020–2021-17.0% 
Existence of an implementation plan to reduce GHG emissions.Yes Completed in Oct. 2011  

Strategies / Comments

  1. Targeted GHG emissions sources include facilities and fleet.
  2. EC monitors and reports annually on GHG emissions from its entire fleet inventory and 93% of its owned floor space. The annual quantification of emissions from the remaining 7% of floor space is calculated by assuming that the GHG emissions and energy consumption at these facilities will remain constant at 2005 levels. The calculation is necessary because of the excessive amount of time and effort involved in obtaining complete and accurate data for these facilities. EC owns many small structures located in remote areas, such as National Wildlife Areas and upper air stations.
  3. Due to program growth since the baseline year, EC’s emissions as of 2010–2011 increased for its facilities.
  4. EC’s implementation plan to reduce GHG emissions includes site-specific targets and actionable measures focused on specific categories (e.g. operations).
  5. Emissions decreased in 20112012 due in part to the warmer-than-normal winter temperatures. As this was not a planned reduction measure, EC is maintaining its targets in line with its Reduction of GHG Implementation Plan.

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Surplus Electronic and Electrical Equipment Target

By March 31, 2014, each department will reuse or recycle all surplus electronic and electrical equipment (EEE)in an environmentally sound and secure manner.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target Status 
Existence of an implementation plan for the disposal of all departmentally generated EEECompleted by September 2013 
Total number of departmental locations with EEE implementation plan fully implemented, expressed as a percentage of all locations, by the end of the given fiscal year.FY 2011–201233% (2/6) 
Total number of departmental locations with EEE implementation plan fully implemented, expressed as a percentage of all locations, by the end of the given fiscal year.FY 2012–201366% (4/6)  
Total number of departmental locations with EEE implementation plan fully implemented, expressed as a percentage of all locations, by the end of the given fiscal year.FY 2013–2014100% (6/6)  

Strategies / Comments

  1. Definition of "location": For the purpose of this RPP, departmental locations will be defined as regions.
  2. Number of locations: EC is located within 6 regions across Canada.
  3. Implementation strategies: A department-wide EEE implementation plan has been developed that outlines all considerations as required by the mandatory implementation strategies for this target in the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy.
  4. Prior to completion of the final EEE implementation plan, departmental locations’ compliance will be assessed as per the draft plan.

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Printing Unit Reduction Target

By March 31, 2013, each department will achieve an 8:1 average ratio of office employees to printing units. Departments will apply target where building occupancy levels, security considerations and space configuration allow.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target Status 
Ratio of departmental office employees to printing units in FY 2010–2011, where building occupancy levels, security considerations and space configuration allow. (Optional)Data not currently available 
Ratio of departmental office employees to printing units at the end of the given fiscal year, where building occupancy levels, security considerations and space configuration allow.FY 2011–20125:1 
Ratio of departmental office employees to printing units at the end of the given fiscal year, where building occupancy levels, security considerations and space configuration allow.FY 2012–20138:1  
Ratio of departmental office employees to printing units at the end of the given fiscal year, where building occupancy levels, security considerations and space configuration allow.FY 2013–2014Maintain 8:1 

Strategies / Comments

  1. Definition of "printing units": For this target for 2012–2013, the Department has defined printing units as network printers.
  2. Building and space occupancy: All
  3. Security considerations: All new printers are secure printers.
  4. Space configurations: An assessment is made for all printing requests we receive, and we will remove printers based on floor level and configuration. All office employees are subject to the 100% target, including students and all other non-FTEs (consultants, temp help, terms, casuals, etc.). It is important to note that the objective will also be achieved by the "reducing the number of EC buildings" initiative. 
  5. Also, as retrofit is being done to buildings, we are ensuring that network printers are also taken into consideration. The printing ratio objective will also be achieved by employee attrition. 
  6. The number of printing units was calculated by an automated tool, WebJet Admin, combined with a verification, by manual count, of each printer installed on a server.
  7. The number of office employees (6462) was provided by Strategic HR Planning, Performance Measurement and Integration. We then added 250 employees transferred to Shared Services Canada but that are still printing using EC printing devices, and another 588 non-FTEs. Total employees = 7300.
  8. Exclusion: Local printers, scanners, faxes and label printers are excluded. It is important to note that we are working in parallel on a project plan to also reduce the number of local printers.
  9. Opportunities for Improvement: Plans/strategies for departmental engagement and communication to ensure that target is being met: We are working with EC corporate communications to develop key messages to be published on News@EC. We are also communicating this information to every client printing request we assess.

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Paper Consumption Target

By March 31, 2014, each department will reduce internal paper consumption per office employee by 20%. Each department will establish a baseline between 2005–2006 and 2011–2012, and applicable scope.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target Status 
Number of sheets of internal office paper purchased or consumed per office employee in the baseline year selected, as per departmental scope. 4742:1 
Cumulative reduction (or increase) in paper consumption, expressed as a percentage, relative to baseline year selected. FY 2011–2012No target set in 2011–2012 
Cumulative reduction (or increase) in paper consumption, expressed as a percentage, relative to baseline year selected. FY 2012–201310% 
Cumulative reduction (or increase) in paper consumption, expressed as a percentage, relative to baseline year selected. FY 2013–201420% 

Strategies / Comments

  1. EC established a baseline year of 2010–2011, and has established baseline paper consumption quantities, a tracking methodology and applicable scope.
  2. EC has had a number of best practices in use for many years, including default duplex printing (i.e. installation of new printers are set on duplex as default) as well as printer rationalization, which contributes to less paper being consumed as fewer printers are employed and used. Other activities include the use of ECollab, an e-document management and collaboration tool that enables better collaboration, improved information management across the Department and offers significant improvement in how we create, store, organize, find and manage documents electronically.

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Green Meetings Target

By March 31, 2012, each department will adopt a guide for greening meetings.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target Status 
Presence of a green meeting guide. Yes
Updated in July 2011
 

Strategies / Comments

  1. EC developed the Green Meeting Guide and has encouraged its use in all types and levels of meetings since it was released. It is also applied to major events hosted by EC.
  2. Scope of green meeting: 215 videoconference sites including boardrooms and personal videoconferencing. Desktop-to-desktop = 2300 new laptops with a webcam through Office Communicator System.

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Green Procurement Targets5

As of April 1, 2011, each department will establish at least 3 SMART green procurement targets to reduce environmental impacts.

By April 1, 2012, EnvironmentCanada will utilize green consolidated procurement instruments for 95% of its standard office desktop computer purchases.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target Status 
Number of standard office desktop computer units purchased using green procurement instruments that meet the target relative to the total number of all standard office desktop computer units purchased.19:20 ratio  
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year.95%  

Strategies / Comments

  1. This target meets all criteria of a SMART target, that is, specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound.
  2. EC will buy its standard office desktop computer purchases from the PWGSC’s standing offer (SO) for IT equipment. The SO offers equipment that meets internationally recognized and multi-faceted environmental standards such as EPEAT Silver, as well as a number of environmental considerations that include levels of hazardous materials content, energy efficiency, design for end of life / disassembly, reduced packaging, supplier environmental performance and extended life of computer assets.

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By March 31, 2014, Environment Canada will achieve a 90% reduction in bottled water purchases from 2007–2008 levels.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target Status 
Departmental expenditures on bottled water purchased in 2007–2008.$149,000 
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year.95%
reduction 
 

Strategies / Comments

  1. This target meets all criteria of a SMART target, that is, specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound.
  2. EC has implemented the departmental Policy on Bottled Water to support the elimination of supplemental bottled water purchases where potable water is already being supplied through the building’s infrastructure.
  3. Scope: This target is applicable throughout EC and applies to all buildings where employees occupy a full-time place of work.
  4. Exceptions to this target: Bottled water purchased for field work or in remote locations, and for scientific experimentation, emergencies, travel status as outlined in the National Joint Council Travel Directive, and hospitality as per the Directive on the Management of Expenditures on Travel and Hospitality and Conferences.

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By March 31, 2014, 90% of copy paper purchases will contain a minimum of 30% recycled content and have a forest certification or EcoLogoM or equivalent certification.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target Status 
Dollar value of paper purchases meeting the target relative to the total dollar value of all paper purchases in the given year of reporting.$185,000 of $236,000 
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year.90% of purchases  

Strategies / Comments

  1. EC paper purchases are made through Public Works and Government Services Canada Standing Offers.

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As of April 1, 2011, each department will establish SMART targets for training, employee performance evaluations, and management processes and controls, as they pertain to procurement decision-making.

Training for select employees.

By March 31, 2014, 90% of designated materiel managers and procurement personnel will have taken a recognized training course on green procurement offered by the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) or any other federal department.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target Status 
Number of designated materiel managers and procurement personnel who have taken the course relative to the total of all designated materiel managers and procurement personnel who must take a recognized training course on green procurement offered by the CSPS or any other federal department.29 of 32 
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year.90% 

Strategies / Comments

  1. This target meets all criteria of a SMART target, that is, specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound.
  2. A list identifying the total number of employees impacted has been established.
  3. Progress against the target will be measured against staff on strength at the start of the year.

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Employee performance evaluations for managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel management.

As of April 1, 2014, environmental considerations will be incorporated into 100% of all the performance evaluations of designated functional heads of procurement and materiel management.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target Status 
Number of performance evaluations of designated functional heads of procurement and materiel management that incorporate environmental considerations, relative to the total number of performance evaluations of all designated functional heads of procurement and materiel management.3 of 3  
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year.100%  

Strategies / Comments

  1. Three positions have been identified as meeting the criteria.
  2. By March 31, 2014, filled positions will incorporate environmental considerations in their performance evaluations.

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Management processes and controls.

By March 31, 2014, a minimum of 4 designated management processes and controls, as they pertain to procurement, will have incorporated environmental considerations.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target Status 
Number of management processes and controls that pertain to procurement that have environmental considerations.4 
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year.4 

Strategies / Comments

This will always be a dynamic, variable number, as planning and departmental priorities vary from year to year. Increasingly, program areas or enabling services find it necessary to incorporate management frameworks to continually measure and monitor progress in the current results-oriented environment.

Management processes and controls identified: IT Assets Management Policy, Integrated Investment Planning process, Materiel Management Framework and Real Property Framework.

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Reporting on the Purchases of Offset Credits

Mandatory reporting on the purchase of greenhouse gas emissions offset credits, as per the Policy Framework for Offsetting Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Major International Events, should be reported here.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Quantity of emissions offset in the given fiscal year. (Optional for all RPPs)  

Strategies / Comments

The guidelines for this target state: “Given the unique nature of this target, departments purchasing offset credits do not need to anticipate the exact quantity of emissions that will be offset. Therefore, the performance measure is optional in every RPP cycle, but mandatory in every DPR cycle, if offset credits have been purchased.”

We have reported on offsets in the past and plan to do so again this year.

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1 This would be demonstrated by achieving LEED NC Silver, Green Globes Design 3 Globes, or equivalent.

2 Assessment tools include BOMA BESt, Green Globes or equivalent.

3 Assessment tools include BOMA BESt, an appropriately tailored BOMA International Green Lease Standard, or equivalent.

4 This would be demonstrated by achieving LEED CI Silver, Green Globes Fit-Up 3 Globes, or equivalent.

5 Alternatively, departments and agencies bound by the Policy on Green Procurement but not the Federal Sustainable Development Act (FSDA) can follow the approach required of FSDA departments for green procurement by setting and reporting on green procurement targets as specified in the green procurement sections above.

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Horizontal Initiatives


Federal Committee on Geomatics and Earth Observations

The Federal Committee on Geomatics and Earth Observations is a collection of federal departments participating in the international Group on Earth Observations (GEO).

Name of Lead Department(s)

Environment Canada is the lead department in international GEO by virtue of the identification of the Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) of the Meteorological Service of Canada as the GEO Principal. Domestically, the lead departments are Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and Environment Canada.

Lead Department Program

2.1 Weather and environmental services for Canadians

Start Date

July 2003. There are no dedicated funds; this initiative is funded instead from the existing resources envelope (A-base).

End Date

Ongoing

Total Federal Funding Allocation (start to end date)

Provided through the existing resources envelope (A-base) and in-kind contributions from federal departments.

Description of the Horizontal Initiative (including funding agreement)

The GEO seeks to implement the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) to allow free and open access to Earth observations for decision- and policy-makers in all countries. In so doing, users such as Environment Canada and NRCan will be able to better predict the future state of Planet Earth and better warn citizens of the onset of hazardous conditions. See the GEO website for more details:

Shared Outcome(s)

  • Enhancing access to Global Earth Observation data and science to meet Canadian environmental and socio-economic monitoring requirements
  • Maximizing the effectiveness of Canadian investments in Earth observation networks, both domestic and international
  • Improving evidence-based decision-making in operational and policy domains based on coordinated, comprehensive and sustainable Earth observations

Governance Structure(s)

Coordination is achieved through the ADM-level Federal Committee on Geomatics and Earth Observation (FCGEO), the Director General-level Shadow Committee and the FCGEO International Engagement Working Group and other ad-hoc committees.

Planning highlights

In the coming years, Canada’s active participation will contribute to global efforts in the area of forest carbon tracking, the Global Forest Observation Initiative and fire danger rating system (Canadian Forest Service and the CSA). Canada will also play a key role in promoting good governance and accountability, with EC chairing the GEO Monitoring and Evaluation Working Group and the Department of National Defence (DND) co-leading the team conducting the fourth evaluation of GEOSS implementation. Canada will also continue to participate in the International GEO Post-2015 Working Group, which is developing the future vision and scope of GEO for the post-2015 time frame.

The interdepartmental ADM-level FCGEO steering committee is co-chaired by AAFC and NRCan; it will provide active direction to make linkages with geomatics initiatives and explore the larger issues of data standards and sharing policies and principles.

Canada will continue in a leadership and coordination role for the development and implementation of the Joint Experiment for Crop Assessment and Monitoring (JECAM), including hosting of the global secretariat and JECAM coordination website. Canada actively supports GEO-GLAM (the GEO Global Agricultural Monitoring initiative) as a member of the core implementation team, through AAFC, who will continue to lead Canada’s engagement in close collaboration with the CSA and other federal agencies.

In FY 2013–2014, NRCan’s Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (CCRS) will have several staff members working on preparation for access to key new international Earth Observation satellite missions, i.e., Sentinel 1, Sentinel 2 and Landsat Data Continuity Mission.

Canada, through the CSA, will take on the Chair of the Committee on Earth Observations Satellites (CEOS) in 2013, and will host the 2013 CEOS Plenary in Montréal. Canada will use this opportunity to advance GEO priorities related to the impact of climate change on polar regions and to improving disaster risk management through closely coordinated actions. The CSA also coordinates the GEO disaster task on behalf of CEOS and will continue to co-chair the Societal Benefits Implementation Board.

Federal Partner

Federal PartnerFederal Partner ProgramNames of Programs Funded under the Horizontal Initiative($ units)
Total Allocation (from Start to End Date)Planned Spending for
2013–2014
Expected Results
2013–2014
Environment Canada2.1 Weather and Environmental Services for CanadiansMeteorological Service of CanadaN/AIn-kind contributions of $75,000 salary and $50,000 O&M from the existing resources envelope (A-base)Please refer to the section below.
Natural Resources CanadaN/Aa. Canadian Forest Service$ not availableIn kind - $34KPlease refer to the section below.
Natural Resources CanadaN/Ab. Earth Sciences Sector /
Canadian Centre for Remote Sensing
$ not availableIn kind – 2.5 FTEs ($275,000 salary) and $50,000 O&M from existing resource envelopePlease refer to the section below.
Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaN/Aa. Science and Technology$ not availableIn kind – to be determinedPlease refer to the section below.
Canadian Space AgencyN/Aa. Earth Observations$ not availableIn kind contribution of $25,000 and $20,000 O&M from existing resources (A-base)Please refer to the section below.
Fisheries and Oceans CanadaN/Aa. Science & Technology$ not availableIn kind – to be determinedPlease refer to the section below.
Department of National DefenceN/AChief of Defence Intelligence and Chief Review Services$ not availableIn-kind to support part-time leadership of the GEOSS 4th Evaluation O&M ($3,000)Please refer to the section below.
Total   

Expected results by program of federal partners

Participation in the GEO by Canadian departments is expected to have benefits in nine areas related to ecosystems, biodiversity, agriculture/forestry, energy production, human health, weather forecasting, climate forecasting, disaster risk reduction and water management. Coordinating open and full access to all available space-based and in-situ Earth observations related to these areas will increase the amount and improve the quality of information available to decision- and policy-makers at all levels of government and in industry, resulting in better predictions, identification of issues and adaptation and mitigation strategies, and overall better management of these areas.

Total Allocation for All Federal Partners (from Start to End Date)Total Planned Spending for
All Federal Partners for 2013–2014
$ not available$ to be determined

Results to be achieved by non-federal partners (if applicable)

N/A

Contact information

Danielle Lacasse
Director General
Business Policy Directorate
Meteorological Service of Canada
Environment Canada

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Great Lakes Ecosystem Initiative

Name of Lead Department(s)

Environment Canada

Lead Department Program

1.3 Sustainable Ecosystems

Start Date

April 1, 2010 (GLAPV resources)

End Date

TB-approved funding ceases at various times – see below. GLEI delivery is ongoing through use of A-base resources.

Total Federal Funding Allocation (start to end date)

GLAPV resources: $40 million over 5 years, from 2010 to 2015 and then ongoing; CWAP resources: $48.9 million over 14 years, from 2007 to 2021; GLNI resources: $16 million over 4 years, from 2012 to 2016.

Description of the Horizontal Initiative (including funding agreement)

The Great Lakes Ecosystem Initiative (GLEI) is the name given to Environment Canada’s activities in support of the restoration and protection of the Great Lakes. These activities include negotiation and implementation of the Canada–U.S. Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA) and the Canada–Ontario Agreement (COA) on the Great Lakes. Activities are supported by implementation of the Great Lakes Action Plan (GLAPV), the Clear Water Action Plan (CWAP) sediment work, the Great Lakes Nutrient Initiative (GLNI) and activities delivered with A-base resources.

The Government of Canada completed negotiations in 2012 with the Government of the United States to amend the GLWQA, which is expected to enter into force in early 2013. The Government of Canada is now negotiating with the Province of Ontario to enter into a new Canada-Ontario Agreement on the Great Lakes, which will contribute to meeting Canada’s obligations under the GLWQA.

Great Lakes Action Plan

The Great Lakes Action Plan was renewed in 2010 for a further 5 years with a commitment to ongoing funding after that (GLAPV). An amount of $8 million per year is allocated for Areas of Concern to implement remedial actions to complete the clean-up and restoration in three key areas: fish and wildlife habitat rehabilitation and stewardship; contaminated sediment assessment and remediation; and innovative approaches to improve municipal wastewater effluent quality.

Clean Water Action Plan

Environment Canada’s Clean Water Action Plan includes the Great Lakes sediment remediation initiative. Under this initiative, $48.9 million over 14 years through 2021 is provided to complete contaminated sediment management projects in 8 specific Areas of Concerns. Funds are administered through the existing federal Great Lakes Sustainability Fund, with one third contributed by each of the federal government, the Province of Ontario and local stakeholders. Potential clean-up measures include the construction of containment structures around and over submerged contaminated sediments; the removal, treatment and disposal of sediment; and natural recovery with long-term monitoring. The remediation of contaminated sediment is an essential prerequisite to the longer-term objective of fully restoring environmental quality in certain Areas of Concern, a key commitment under the Canada–U.S. Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.

Great Lakes Nutrient Initiative

In 2012 the Government of Canada committed $16 million over four years to the Great Lakes Nutrient Initiative (GLNI) to address nearshore water quality and aquatic ecosystem health, and toxic and nuisance algae growth in the Great Lakes.

The GLNI will address these issues by determining the current nutrient loadings from selected Canadian tributaries; setting out binational lake ecosystem objectives, phosphorus objectives and load reduction targets; developing policy options and strategies to meet those targets; and developing a nearshore assessment and management framework. The GLNI will also support Canada’s binational commitments under the GLWQA.

Note: We are unable to update sections 8 through 17 at this time, as we have not completed negotiations on the Canada-Ontario Agreement on the Great Lakes. These negotiations need to be completed before we can identify results by program and by federal and non-federal partners involved in the agreement.

Contact Information

Jennifer McKay
Manager, Great Lakes Environment Office
Environment Canada
Tel.: 416-739-5712

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The Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan

The Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan (FCSAP), approved March 2005 (followed from the 2-year Federal Contaminated Sites Accelerated Action Plan (FCSAAP)).

Name of Lead Department(s)

Environment Canada with support from the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS).

Lead Department Program Activity

Threats to Canadians and their environment from pollution are minimized (EC); Financial Management (TBS).

Start Date of the Horizontal Initiative

The 2-year FCSAAP program, with $175 in funding, commenced April 1, 2003. FCSAP was approved in 2005, with funding of $3.5 billion over 15 years.

End Date of the Horizontal Initiative

The first phase of the program ended March 31, 2011. FCSAP will continue to March 31, 2020. However, the current policy approval for the second phase ends March 31, 2016.

Total Federal Funding Allocation (April 1, 2003 to March 31, 2016)

$2.737 billion (including PWGSC accommodations charges)

Description of the Horizontal Initiative (including funding agreement)

The Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan (FCSAP) provides a long-term mechanism to address federal contaminated sites presenting the highest human health and ecological risks. At the end of March 2012, federal contaminated sites represented a financial liability of approximately $4.773 billion (Public Accounts of Canada 2012). Although responsibility for the actual management and remediation of federal contaminated sites rests with responsible custodial departments, the overall program is administered by Environment Canada with support from the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat.

Shared Outcome(s)

Reduce federal financial liability and risks to human health and the environment, including fish habitat. Increase public confidence in the overall management of federal real property through the effective risk management or remediation of individual federal contaminated sites.

Governance Structure(s)

The Federal Contaminated Sites Assistant Deputy Ministers Steering Committee is supported by the Director Generals Committee, the Contaminated Sites Management Working Group (CSMWG) and the FCSAP Secretariat (Environment Canada), which provides overall program coordination.

Planning Highlights

Phase II will focus remediation efforts on the highest-priority FCSAP sites (including Giant and Faro Mines in the North.) From April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2014 remediation activities will be conducted on 1,100 sites and site assessments will occur on an estimated 1,650 sites. It is estimated that remediation expenditures in Phase II will reduce liability by up to $1.17 billion for all FCSAP- funded sites.

Federal PartnerFederal Partner ProgramNames of Programs for Federal Partners($ thousands)
Total Allocation
(Apr 1, 2003 to Mar 31, 2016)
Planned Spending for
2013–2014(1)
Expected Results
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development CanadaResponsible Federal StewardshipContaminated Sites Management Program188,406.413,289.4See below.
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development CanadaNorthern Land and ResourcesContaminated Sites1,107,927.6178,566.9See below.
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development CanadaTotal1,296,334.0191,856.3 
Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaInternal ServicesContaminated Sites7,275.6682.0See below.
Canada Border Services AgencyCorporate Management and DirectionInfrastructure and Environment3,490.21,870.0See below.
Canadian Food Inspection AgencyNANA183.80.0NA
Correctional Service CanadaInternal ServicesFacilities/Asset Management Services14,145.81,154.0See below.
Environment CanadaThreats to Canadians and their environment from pollution are minimizedAsset Remediation and Disposal57,220.93,063.6See below.
Environment CanadaThreats to Canadians and their environment from pollution are minimizedContaminated Sites74,670.76,087.5See below.
Environment CanadaTotal131,891.69,241.1 
Fisheries and Oceans CanadaInternal ServicesContaminated Sites – FCSAP Projects94,885.04,794.4See below.
Fisheries and Oceans CanadaInternal ServicesFCSAP Expert Support31,121.91,955.4See below.
Fisheries and Oceans CanadaTotal126,006.96,749.8 
Health CanadaFirst Nations and Inuit HealthFirst Nations and Inuit Health Protection7,445.20.0NA
Health CanadaContaminated SitesHealthy Environments Consumer Safety Branch62,749.13,886.5See below.
Health CanadaTotal70,194.33,886.5 
Industry CanadaCommunications Research Centre CanadaContaminated Site Management Program162.054.0See below.
Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges IncorporatedManagement of federal bridge, highway and tunnel infrastructure, and properties in the Montréal areaNA23,889.722,641.0See below.
Marine Atlantic Inc.Corporate ManagementFCSAP (Projects)120.00.0NA
National Capital CommissionReal Asset ManagementLand and real asset management31,829.112,634.0See below.
National DefenceEnvironmental Protection and StewardshipContaminated Sites Program576,147.3100,055.4See below.
National Research Council of CanadaInternal ServicesEnvironmental Operations5,257.0102.0See below.
Natural Resources CanadaInternal Services – Real PropertyFCSAP28,858.893.0See below.
Parks Canada AgencyConserve Heritage ResourcesActive Management and Restoration51,551.27,792.4See below.
Public Works and Government Services CanadaFederal Accommodation & HoldingsFCSAP (Projects)109,300.249,923.5See below.
Public Works and Government Services CanadaFederal Accommodation & HoldingsFCSAP (Expert Support)8,850.0700.0See below.
Public Works and Government Services CanadaTotal118,150.250,623.5 
Royal Canadian Mounted PoliceInternal ServicesFCSAP (Projects)25,605.2521.7See below.
Transport CanadaSustainable Transportation Development and the EnvironmentEnvironmental Programs204,467.113,055.0See below.
Treasury Board of Canada SecretariatFinancial ManagementAssets and Acquired Services5,385.6527.3See below.
Total Allocation For All Federal Partners*Total Planned Spending for All Federal Partners
2,720,945.4423,449.0

*Excluding PWGSC accommodations charges.

(1) Reprofile requests could be submitted to TBS later during the year and, pending TBS approval of the reprofile requests, certain objectives as established in the RPP could be impacted.

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Expected Results

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC)

AANDC’s Southern Program plans to complete the assessment of 10 sites and the remediation of 5 sites in 2013–2014. Other targets are 1) Activities on 15 Class 1 sites where risk reduction is occurring; and 2) an $8 million reduction in total contaminated sites financial liabilities for known sites in remediation / risk management.

AANDC’s Northern Program expected results for 2013–2014 include the assessment of 2 sites and the remediation of 1 site. An additional 2 sites will have ongoing assessment activities, 64 sites will have ongoing remediation activities, and 1 site will have long-term monitoring activities. 

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada expected results for 2013–2014 include assessment activities at 21 sites, and 1 site will have ongoing remediation activities.

Canada Border Services Agency expected results for 2013-2014 include the remediation of one site.

Correctional Service Canada expected results for 2013–2014 include the assessment of 8 sites and the remediation of 2 sites. An additional 5 sites will have ongoing assessment activities, 2 sites will have ongoing remediation activities, and 1 site will have long-term monitoring activities.

Environment Canada

Asset Remediation and Disposal: expected results for 2013–2014 include the assessment of 36 sites and the remediation of 1 site. An additional 3 sites will have ongoing assessment activities, 8 sites will have ongoing remediation activities, and 1 site will have long-term monitoring activities.    

Contaminated Sites (FCSAP Secretariat): In cooperation with the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, the FCSAP Secretariat supports the DG and ADM steering committees and the Contaminated Sites Management Working Group (CSMWG); oversees the project selection process; coordinates funding and reporting processes; manages program communications; and evaluates program performance.

In 2013–2014, the Secretariat will lead the development of a Treasury Board submission for renewed remediation and assessment funding in 2014–2015 and 2015–2016, review the performance measurement targets for the program, implement a new information management system as well as a new performance measurement tracking system, and will respond to the recommendations stemming from the FCSAP program evaluation led by Environment Canada’s Audit & Evaluation Branch.

In 2013–2014, Environment Canada FCSAP Expert Support will conduct the following activities:

  • continued provision of scientific and technical advice to custodial departments regarding ecological risks and other environmental matters at their contaminated sites, and the remediation / risk management strategies that will mitigate or reduce these risks
  • provision of guidance, training and tools to federal custodians to assist them in addressing their contaminated sites

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)

Contaminated Sites – FCSAP Projects: expected results for 2013–2014 include the assessment of 119 sites and the remediation of 16 sites. An additional 84 sites will have ongoing assessment activities, and 39 sites will have ongoing remediation activities.

In 2013–2014, DFO FCSAP Expert Support will conduct the following activities:

  • provision of scientific and technical advice to custodial departments with respect to the management of federal contaminated sites that may be impacting, or have the potential to impact, fish or fish habitat
  • development of guidance material and provision of training to custodial organizations on the management of FCSAP aquatic sites (e.g. long-term monitoring and site closure of aquatic sites, remediation technologies identified in aquatic site remediation / risk management plans and the Aquatic Sites Framework)
  • review of project submissions to ensure that the potential impacts to fish and fish habitat have been appropriately considered
  • review and evaluation of FCSAP projects to ascertain if, and to what level, the risk to fish and fish habitat has been reduced as a result of custodial actions

Health Canada

In 2013–2014, the Healthy Environments Consumer Safety Branch (Health Canada FCSAP Expert Support) will conduct the following activities:

  • provision of guidance, training and advice on human health risk assessment and risk management
  • public involvement and risk communication
  • review of National Classification System (NCS) scoring, human health risk assessments and remediation plans for projects
  • participation in interdepartmental national and regional working groups
  • development of the human health component of Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) soil quality guidelines

Industry Canada expects to complete the assessment of 1 site in 2013–2014.

Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated will have ongoing remediation activities at 2 sites.

National Capital Commission will have ongoing assessment activities on 40 sites and ongoing remediation activities on 7 sites.

National Defence expected results for 2013–2014 include the assessment of 5 sites and the remediation of 16 sites. An additional 17 sites will have ongoing assessment activities, 57 sites will have ongoing remediation activities, and 16 sites will have long-term monitoring activities.

National Research Council of Canada expected results for 2013–2014 include the assessment of 7 sites. An additional 6 sites will have ongoing assessment activities, and 3 sites will have ongoing remediation activities.

Natural Resources Canada expected results for 2013–2014 include the assessment of 1 site and ongoing assessment activities on 1 site.

Parks Canada Agency expected results for 2013–2014 include the assessment of 8 sites and the remediation of 14 sites. An additional 19 sites will have ongoing assessment activities, 14 sites will have ongoing remediation activities, and 6 sites will have long-term monitoring activities.

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC)

FCSAP (Projects): PWGSC expected results for 2013–2014 include the assessment of 1 site. An additional site will have ongoing assessment activities, and 14 sites will have ongoing remediation activities.

In 2013–2014, PWGSC FCSAP Expert Support will conduct the following activities:

  • development of contaminated site management tools
  • collection and sharing of innovative and sustainable/green approaches
  • informing the private sector of likely federal demand for services

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police plans to complete assessment work on 14 sites and remediation work on 4 sites in 2013–2014. Another 2 sites will be assessed during FY 2013–2014 and are expected to require ongoing assessment activities in future years. Activities and expenditures planned for fiscal year 2013–2014 will increase if certain projects are confirmed to be eligible for FCSAP funding.

Transport Canada expected results for 2013–2014 include the remediation of 4 sites. An additional 24 sites will have ongoing remediation activities, 1 site will have ongoing assessment activities, and 4 sites will have long-term monitoring activities.

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

TBS supports Environment Canada in the management of the FCSAP Program through the provision of strategic advice and policy guidance to ensure that ongoing implementation of FCSAP is undertaken in a manner that is consistent with Treasury Board policies on management of federal real property, including federal contaminated sites. In this role, TBS will advise Environment Canada on monitoring of government-wide progress, administer the Federal Contaminated Sites Inventory, and coordinate planning for the biennial Federal Contaminated Sites National Workshop to be held in 2014.

Contact information

FCSAP Secretariat
Contaminated Sites Division
17th floor, Place Vincent Massey
351 St. Joseph Blvd
Gatineau, QC
K1A 0H3
819-934-8153

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Upcoming Internal Audits and Evaluations over the Next Three Fiscal Years


All upcoming internal audits over the next three fiscal years

This list of internal audits is based on the 2012–2013 Risk-based (3-year) Audit Plan Update dated December 2012. Projects for 2013–2014 and 2014–2015 are included, while projects for 2015–2016 will be updated as the 2013–2014 Audit Plan is developed and approved, which may also have an impact on the projects included below.

Name of Internal AuditInternal Audit TypeStatusExpected Completion Date
Corporate Accountability and Administrative Renewal (CAAR) / Internal Control over Financial Reporting (ICFR)AssuranceIn progressQ1 2013–2014
HR Management – Work Force Adjustment (WFA)AssuranceIn progressQ1 2013–2014
Capital Asset Maintenance and RenewalAssuranceIn progressQ2 2013–2014
Life Cycle Management of AssetsAssuranceIn progressQ2 2013–2014
Information Technology (IT) Service DeliveryAssuranceIn progressQ2 2013–2014
Management of LaboratoriesAssuranceIn progressQ2 2013–2014
Consultation with Various StakeholdersAssurancePlannedQ3 2013–2014
Devolution of Enabling ServicesAssurancePlannedQ4 2013–2014
Governance FrameworkAssurancePlannedQ1 2014–2015
Expenditure Management and FrameworkAssurancePlannedQ1 2014–2015
Fraud Risk Management ReviewAssurancePlannedQ1 2014–2015
Management and Delivery of Procurement Includes Participation in Office of the Comptroller General (OCG) Horizontal Audit of ProcurementAssurancePlannedQ1 2014–2015
External Reporting on PerformanceAssurancePlannedQ1 2014–2015
Waste Reduction and ManagementAssurancePlannedQ2 2014–2015
Financial Management FrameworkAssurance PlannedQ4 2014–2015
Change Control and Configuration Management of ITAssurancePlannedQ4 2014–2015
Integrated Planning / Operational PlanningAssurancePlannedQ4 2014–2015
Biodiversity Strategy / Species at Risk Act (SARA)AssurancePlannedQ4 2014–2015
Departmental Sustainable Development StrategyAssurancePlannedQ1 2015–2016
Management of and/or Compliance with International Environmental AgreementsAssurancePlannedQ2 2015–2016

Electronic link to internal audit plan: http://www.ec.gc.ca/ae-ve/

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All upcoming evaluations over the next three fiscal years

This list of evaluation projects for 2013–2014, 2014–2015 and 2015–2016 presented below is based on the 2012–2013 Risk-based (5-year) Evaluation Plan Update dated December 2012. As the 2013–2014 Evaluation Plan is developed and approved, the projects included below may change.

Name of EvaluationProgramStatusExpected Completion Date
Evaluation of the Federal Interlocutor’s Contribution Program and of the Effective Management of Métis Aboriginal RightsMigratory Birds (1.1.3)In progressQ1 2013–2014
Evaluation of the Hydrological Service and Water Survey ProgramHydrological Service and Water Survey (1.2.3)In progressQ1 2013–2014
Evaluation of the Protected Areas Program ImplementationProtected Areas (1.1.4.3)In progressQ2 2013–2014
Evaluation of the Water Resource Management and Use ProgramWater Resource Management and Use (1.2.2)In progressQ2 2013–2014
Evaluation of the EcoAction Community Funding ProgramEcoAction Community Funding (1.3.3.1)In progressQ2 2013–2014
Evaluation of the Contaminated Sites ProgramContaminated Sites (3.1.4)In progressQ2 2013–2014
Evaluation of the Environmental Damages Fund ProgramEnvironmental Damages Fund (1.3.3.2)PlannedQ3 2013–2014
Evaluation of the Environmental Youth Employment ProgramEnvironmental Youth Employment (1.3.3.3)In progressQ3 2013–2014
Evaluation of the Community Ecosystem Partnerships ProgramCommunity Ecosystem Partnerships (1.3.4.5)In progressQ3 2013–2014
Evaluation of Environment Canada Umbrella Terms and ConditionsOtherPlannedQ3 2013–2014
Evaluation of the Invasive Alien Species Strategy for CanadaInvasive Alien Species Partnerships (1.1.4.2)PlannedQ4 2013–2014
Evaluation of the Environmental Technology ProgramEnvironmental Technology Innovation (3.2.3.2)In progressQ4 2013–2014
Evaluation of Canada’s Meteorological and Navigational Warning Services ProgramMeteorological and Ice Services in Support of Marine Navigation (2.2.2)PlannedQ2 2014–2015
Other – Assessed Contribution to the World Meteorological OrganizationWeather Observations, Forecasts and Warnings (2.1.1)
Meteorological Services for Economic and Commercial Sectors (2.2.4)
PlannedQ2 2014–2015
Evaluation of the Water Quality and Aquatic Ecosystems Health ProgramWater Quality and Aquatic Ecosystems Health (1.2.1)PlannedQ3 2014–2015
Evaluation of the Sustainability and Reporting Indicators ProgramSustainability and Reporting Indicators (1.3.1)PlannedQ4 2014–2015
Evaluation of the Great Lakes Ecosystem InitiativeGreat Lakes (1.3.4.1)PlannedQ4 2014–2015
Evaluation of the St. Lawrence Ecosystem InitiativeSt. Lawrence (1.3.4.2)PlannedQ4 2014–2015
Evaluation of the Lake Winnipeg Ecosystem InitiativeLake Winnipeg (1.3.4.4)PlannedQ4 2014–2015
Evaluation including 2.1.2 (Health-Related Meteorological Information), 3.2.1.1 (Waste Reduction and Management), 3.2.1.4 (Market Mechanisms)Climate Change and Clean Air Regulatory Program (3.2.1)PlannedQ4 2014–2015
Evaluation of the Habitat Conservation Partnerships ProgramHabitat Conservation Partnerships (1.1.4.1)PlannedQ2 2015–2016
Evaluation of the Weather Observations, Forecasts and Warnings ProgramWeather Observations, Forecasts and Warnings (2.1.1)PlannedQ2 2015–2016
Evaluation of the Government of Canada’s Provision of Essential Federal Services to the Toronto 2015 Pan-American and Para Pan-American GamesWeather Observations, Forecasts and Warnings (2.1.1)PlannedQ2 2015–2016
Evaluation of the Chemicals Management PlanSubstance Management (3.1.1)PlannedQ2 2015–2016
Evaluation of the Ecosystem Assessment and Approaches ProgramEcosystem Assessment and Approaches (1.3.2)PlannedQ4 2015–2016
Evaluation of the Lake Simcoe Ecosystem InitiativeLake Simcoe (1.3.4.3)PlannedQ4 2015-–016
Evaluation of the Climate Information, Predictions and Tools ProgramClimate Information, Predictions and Tools (2.1.3)PlannedQ4 2015–2016
Evaluation of the Clean Air Transportation Sector EmissionsTransportation Sector Emissions (3.2.1.2)PlannedQ4 2015–2016
Evaluation of the International Climate Change and Clean Air Partnerships ProgramInternational Climate Change and Clean Air Partnerships (3.2.2)PlannedQ4 2015–2016
Evaluation of Genomic R&DEnvironmental Technology Innovation (3.2.3.2)PlannedQ4 2015–2016

Electronic link to evaluation plan: http://www.ec.gc.ca/ae-ve/

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Sources of Respendable and Non-Respendable Revenue


Respendable Revenue ($ million)

ProgramForecast Revenue
2012–13*
Planned Revenue
2013–14*
Planned Revenue
2014–15*
Planned Revenue
2015–16*
Biodiversity – Wildlife and Habitat0.80.80.60.6
Water Resources19.618.819.319.8
Sustainable Ecosystems0.40.30.00.0
Compliance Promotion and Enforcement – Wildlife0.00.10.10.1
Weather and Environmental Services for Canadians2.42.52.42.4
Weather and Environmental Services for Target Users41.439.439.639.3
Substances and Waste Management2.32.22.01.9
Climate Change and Clean Air0.70.80.80.7
Compliance Promotion and Enforcement – Pollution0.10.10.10.1
Internal Services0.20.70.70.7
Total Respendable Revenue67.865.565.565.5

Biodiversity – Wildlife and HabitatForecast Revenue
2012–13*
Planned Revenue
2013–14*
Planned Revenue
2014–15*
Planned Revenue
2015–16*
Licences and Permits0.10.00.10.0
Miscellaneous0.10.30.10.1
Realty0.20.20.20.2
Regulatory Services0.20.10.10.1
Scientific and Professional Services0.30.20.10.1
Subtotal0.80.80.60.6


Water ResourcesForecast Revenue
2012–13*
Planned Revenue
2013–14*
Planned Revenue
2014–15*
Planned Revenue
2015–16*
Information Products1.51.41.51.5
Miscellaneous0.50.20.30.3
Realty0.80.70.80.7
Regulatory Services0.50.50.50.5
Scientific and Professional Services16.315.916.316.9
Subtotal19.618.819.319.8


Sustainable EcosystemsForecast Revenue
2012–13*
Planned Revenue
2013–14*
Planned Revenue
2014–15*
Planned Revenue
2015–16*
Miscellaneous0.00.00.00.0
Realty0.40.3--
Subtotal0.40.30.00.0


Compliance Promotion and Enforcement – WildlifeForecast Revenue
2012–13*
Planned Revenue
2013–14*
Planned Revenue
2014–15*
Planned Revenue
2015–16*
Realty0.00.10.10.1
Subtotal0.00.10.10.1


Weather and Environmental Services for CanadiansForecast Revenue
2012–13*
Planned Revenue
2013–14*
Planned Revenue
2014–15*
Planned Revenue
2015–16*
Information Products0.91.41.51.4
Miscellaneous0.00.00.00.0
Realty0.30.30.30.3
Scientific and Professional Services1.20.80.70.7
Subtotal2.42.52.42.4


Weather and Environmental Services for Target UsersForecast Revenue
2012–13*
Planned Revenue
2013–14*
Planned Revenue
2014–15*
Planned Revenue
2015–16*
Information Products26.625.825.925.7
Miscellaneous0.10.00.00.0
Scientific and Professional Services14.713.613.713.5
Subtotal41.439.439.639.3


Substances and Waste ManagementForecast Revenue
2012–13*
Planned Revenue
2013–14*
Planned Revenue
2014–15*
Planned Revenue
2015–16*
Miscellaneous0.00.00.0-
Regulatory Services1.81.91.71.6
Scientific and Professional Services0.50.30.30.3
Subtotal2.32.22.01.9


Climate Change and Clean AirForecast Revenue
2012–13*
Planned Revenue
2013–14*
Planned Revenue
2014–15*
Planned Revenue
2015–16*
Scientific and Professional Services0.70.80.80.7
Subtotal0.70.80.80.7


Compliance Promotion and Enforcement – PollutionForecast Revenue
2012–13*
Planned Revenue
2013–14*
Planned Revenue
2014–15*
Planned Revenue
2015–16*
Miscellaneous0.00.00.00.0
Realty0.10.10.10.1
Subtotal0.10.10.10.1


Internal ServicesForecast Revenue
2012–13*
Planned Revenue
2013–14*
Planned Revenue
2014–15*
Planned Revenue
2015–16*
Miscellaneous0.20.20.20.2
Services-0.50.50.5
Subtotal0.20.70.70.7

* Totals may differ within and between tables due to rounding of figures.

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Non-Respendable Revenue ($ million)

ProgramForecast Revenue
2012–13*
Planned Revenue
2013–14*
Planned Revenue
2014–15*
Planned Revenue
2015–16*
Biodiversity – Wildlife and Habitat3.43.43.43.4
Water Resources2.93.02.92.9
Weather and Environmental Services for Canadians0.10.10.10.0
Weather and Environmental Services for Targeted Users5.15.75.65.6
Substances and Waste Management-0.00.00.0
Climate Change and Clean Air0.10.10.00.0
Total Non-Respendable Revenue11.612.312.112.0
Total Respendable and Non-Respendable Revenue79.477.877.677.6

Biodiversity – Wildlife and HabitatForecast Revenue
2012–13*
Planned Revenue
2013–14*
Planned Revenue
2014–15*
Planned Revenue
2015–16*
Licences and Permits3.43.43.43.4
Subtotal3.43.43.43.4


Water ResourcesForecast Revenue
2012–13*
Planned Revenue
2013–14*
Planned Revenue
2014–15*
Planned Revenue
2015–16*
Information Products1.41.41.41.4
Miscellaneous0.00.00.00.0
Scientific and Professional Services1.51.61.51.5
Subtotal2.93.02.92.9


Weather and Environmental Services for CanadiansForecast Revenue
2012–13*
Planned Revenue
2013–14*
Planned Revenue
2014–15*
Planned Revenue
2015–16*
Information Products0.00.00.00.0
Miscellaneous0.00.00.00.0
Scientific and Professional Services0.10.10.0-
Subtotal0.10.10.10.0


Weather and Environmental Services for Targeted UsersForecast Revenue
2012–13*
Planned Revenue
2013–14*
Planned Revenue
2014–15*
Planned Revenue
2015–16*
Information Products1.71.71.71.7
Miscellaneous1.62.22.22.2
Products0.00.00.00.0
Scientific and Professional Services1.71.71.71.7
Subtotal5.15.75.65.6


Substances and Waste ManagementForecast Revenue
2012–13*
Planned Revenue
2013–14*
Planned Revenue
2014–15*
Planned Revenue
2015–16*
Regulatory Services-0.00.00.0
Subtotal-0.00.00.0


Climate Change and Clean AirForecast Revenue
2012–13*
Planned Revenue
2013–14*
Planned Revenue
2014–15*
Planned Revenue
2015–16*
Scientific and Professional Services0.10.10.00.0
Subtotal0.10.10.00.0

* Totals may differ within and between tables due to rounding of figures.

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Summary of Capital Spending by Program Activity

($ millions)
Program ActivityForecast Spending
2012–13*
Planned Spending
2013–14*
Planned Spending
2014–15*
Planned Spending
2015–16*
Biodiversity – Wildife and Habitat2.42.32.02.0
Water Resources11.811.014.614.5
Sustainable Ecosystems3.31.40.30.2
Compliance Promotion and Enforcement – Wildlife0.20.40.60.6
Weather and Environmental Services for Canadians23.116.922.624.9
Weather and Environmental Services for Targeted Users1.40.10.10.1
Substances and Waste Management1.52.01.31.3
Climate Change and Clean Air13.213.58.78.6
Compliance Promotion and Enforcement – Pollution1.40.70.80.8
Internal Services2.63.51.01.0
Total60.851.951.954.0

* Totals may differ within and between tables due to rounding of figures.

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Status Report on Transformational and Major Crown Projects

This table applies to all Major Crown Projects and Transformational Projects in accordance with Treasury Board policies. Please see the policy on Management of Major Crown Projects and the Policy on the Management of Projects.

Description

Randle Reef is an area of highly contaminated sediment located on the south shore of Hamilton Harbour in the western end of Lake Ontario, and is considered to be the largest and one of the more complex and highly contaminated sediment sites in the Great Lakes. With the remediation of the Sydney Tar Ponds nearing completion, Randle Reef is now the largest polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) contaminated sediment site in Canada. Sediment remediation is required in order to reduce the environmental impacts of contaminants, including PAHs and heavy metals located at this site.

Owing to the long history of contamination (more than 150 years) from multiple sources, it is not possible to apply the polluter pay principle. Instead, a shared responsibility model has been adopted, with the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the local community participating equally in the design and implementation of a solution. This legacy site is a priority for remediation in the Hamilton Harbour Remedial Action Plan (RAP) and under the Canada-Ontario Agreement Respecting the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem (COA).

The Randle Reef Contaminated Sediment Remediation Project involves the construction of a 7.5-hectare engineered containment facility (ECF) over the most highly contaminated sediment, dredging and placement of additional contaminated sediment within the ECF, and in-situ capping and isolation of remaining targeted sediment--for a grand total of 675,000 m3 of sediment being managed.

Project Stage

The Randle Reef project is currently in the detailed project planning phase and is scheduled to begin implementation in 2014.

Leading and Participating Departments and Agencies
Lead DepartmentEnvironment Canada
Contracting AuthorityPublic Works and Government Services Canada
Participating Department(s)Ontario Ministry of the Environment
City of Hamilton
City of Burlington
Region of Halton
Hamilton Port Authority
U.S. Steel Canada Inc.

 

Prime and Major Subcontractor(s)
Prime ContractorNot determined yet
Major subcontractor(s)Not determined yet

 

Major Milestones
Major milestoneDate (Proposed)
Pre-construction preparations2013–2014
Stage 1: ECF construction2014–2015 to 2016–2017
Stage 2: Dredging and containment2016–2017 to 2018–2019
Stage 3: Capping and landscaping2019–2020 to 2021–2022
Post-construction monitoring/maintenance2022–2023 to 2036–2037

Project Outcomes

Project outcomes are the measurable results expected at the end of the project and contribute to the sustainment or improvement of one of the activities in an organizational Program Alignment Architecture.

The objective of the project is to contribute to the improvement of environmental conditions in Hamilton Harbour and to assist in delisting of the harbour as an Area of Concern. Performance of the remediation project will be measured with a set of indicator studies designed to assess the effectiveness of the sediment remediation project. Indicator studies have been undertaken for the project to establish baseline biological and chemical conditions in the remediation area; these will be used to assess the effectiveness of the project through a comparison with post-remediation conditions. The studies include the following:

  • PAH concentrations and profiles in suspended sediments
  • sediment toxicity and benthic invertebrate community structure
  • incidence of tumours and external abnormalities in wild fish

The Randle Reef Contaminated Sediment Remediation Project will prevent/reduce the spread of PAH-contaminated sediment from the project site into the rest of the harbour. Remediation of Randle Reef will improve water quality and reduce contaminant levels in biota, eventually making it safer to consume fish caught in the harbour. It will also remove current restrictions on navigation and generate economic returns through the creation of valuable port lands.

Progress Report and Explanations of Variances

Treasury Board approved the Randle Reef Project on December 13, 2012; the project has an estimated cost of $138.9 million. The construction phase of the project is scheduled to be completed in 2022, with post-construction monitoring to continue for an additional 15 years, until 2037.

Industrial Benefits

Hamilton Harbour is a 2150- ha embayment located at the western end of Lake Ontario and connected to the lake by a single ship canal across the sandbar that forms the bay. The harbour accommodates a commercial port and is considered to be a major shipping centre. The south shore of the harbour supports the highest concentration of heavy metal industry (primarily iron and steel) in Canada.

The contaminated sediment targeted for remediation is located at Randle Reef along the south shore of Hamilton Harbour in the vicinity of piers 14, 15 and 16. The ECF will be connected to Pier 15, owned by the Hamilton Port Authority (HPA), located south of the property owned by U.S. Steel (formerly Stelco).

Following project completion, the HPA will assume ownership of the ECF and will be responsible for ongoing monitoring and maintenance. Two thirds of the site will be developed into a marine terminal that will be suitable for ships of Great Lakes Seaway draught, providing access to berths along Pier 15, northwest of Sherman Inlet. The remaining one third of the site will either be maintained as vegetated green space or surfaced with a suitable aggregate material and used as industrial space.

In 2007, a research study by York University revealed that the net benefits (environmental, social and economic) of cleaning Randle Reef were estimated as $126 million over 25 years. The proposed Randle Reef Contaminated Sediment Remediation Project will further advance the economic competitiveness of the region through expanded port facilities, shoreline redevelopment and creation of approximately 60 jobs/year over the 8-year life of the project.

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