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Disclosure of Travel and Hospitality Expenses

2011-12 Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences

As required by the Treasury Board Directive for the Management of Expenditures on Travel, Hospitality and Conferences, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conferences for Parks Canada Agency for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012.

This information is updated annually and does not contain information withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act.

Expenditures on travel, hospitality and conferences incurred by federal departments and agencies are for the most part directly related to supporting departmental mandate(s) and the government's priorities.

In particular, for Parks Canada Agency, this includes the delivery of the following core programs and/or services to Canadians:


Departmental Performance Report (DPR)


Total annual expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences of Parks Canada Agency are summarized below:

Total annual expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences of Parks Canada Agency
Expenditure CategoryExpenditures for the year ending March 31, 2012
(in thousands of dollars)
Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2011
(in thousands of dollars)
Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2010
(in thousands of dollars)
Travel - Public Servants $11,505 $13,241 $14,167
Travel - Non public Servants $933 $931 $1,538
International Travel by Minister and Minister's Staff* $0 $0 $0
Total Travel $12,438 $14,172 $15,705
Hospitalitiy $321 $414 $431
Conference Fees $153 $215 $255
Total $12,912 $14,801 $16,391

(*) Includes international travel that is part of a department's program.

Significant variances compared to the previous fiscal years

In fiscal year 2009-2010, Parks Canada Agency implemented an expenditures reduction strategy including targeted reductions to travel, hospitality and conference fees. To that effect, at the end of fiscal year 2011-2012, expenditures for travel had decreased by 12% when compared to 2010-2011, while hospitality and conference expenditures were reduced by 25%. Since 2009-2010, the Agency has maintained a downward trend in travel expenditure of 21%. Hospitality and conference fees have also decreased by 31% during that period.