1.1 Program: Heritage Places Establishment

1.1.1 Sub-Program: National Park Establishment

Description

This program entails the establishment of at least one national park in each of Canada's 39 natural regions, in accordance with the National Parks System Plan. The completion of the system will protect representative examples of Canada's natural diversity, and provide opportunities for Canadians to experience, understand and appreciate these places. Five steps are involved in the process to establish a national park: identify areas representative of a natural region; select an optimum national park candidate from the list of representative areas; assess the feasibility of establishing the proposed park through studies and consultations; negotiate new park agreements, including any that may be required with Indigenous peoples or organizations; and formally establish the national park in legislation. The General Class Contribution Programi is used to provide contribution funding.

Planned Results
Expected
Results
Performance
Indicators
Target Date to
Achieve
Target
2013-14
Actual
Results
2014-15
Actual
Results
2015-16
Actual
Results
National parks are created in unrepresented regions. Number of unrepresented regions with demonstrable progress towards establishing national parks. 2 By March 2018 4
(Target: 1 by March 2014)
2
(Target: 1 by March 2015)
3
(Target: 2 by March 2016)
Budgetary Financial Resources (Dollars)
2017-18
Main Estimates
2017-18
Planned Spending
2018-19
Planned Spending
2019-20
Planned Spending
7,736,719 7,736,719 6,293,250 9,179,981
Human Resources (Full-time Equivalents)
2017-18
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2018-19
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2019-20
Planned Full-time Equivalents
7 7 7

Sub-Program 1.1.2: National Marine Conservation Area Establishment

Description

This program aims to establish at least one national marine conservation area in each of Canada's 29 marine regions, in accordance with the National Marine Conservation Areas System Plan. The expansion and completion of the system will protect and conserve representative examples of the diversity of Canada's oceans and Great Lakes, and provide opportunities for Canadians to experience, understand and appreciate these places. Five steps are involved in the process to establish a national marine conservation area: identify areas representative of a marine region; select an optimum national marine conservation area candidate from the list of representative areas; assess the feasibility of establishing the proposed marine conservation area through studies and consultations, including the development of an interim management plan; negotiate new national marine conservation area agreements, including any that may be required with Indigenous peoples or organizations; and formally establish the national marine conservation area in legislation. The General Class Contribution Program is used to provide contribution funding.

Planned Results
Expected
Results
Performance
Indicators
Target Date to
Achieve
Target
2013-14
Actual
Results
2014-15
Actual
Results
2015-16
Actual
Results
National marine conservation areas are created in unrepresented regions. Number of unrepresented regions with demonstrable progress towards establishing national marine conservation areas. 2 By March 2018 3
(Target: 2 by March 2014)
3
(Target: 2 by March 2015)
3
(Target: 2 by March 2016)
Budgetary Financial Resources (Dollars)
2017-18
Main Estimates
2017-18
Planned Spending
2018-19
Planned Spending
2019-20
Planned Spending
1,555,974 1,555,974 1,334,348 1,318,374
Human Resources (Full-time Equivalents)
2017-18
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2018-19
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2019-20
Planned Full-time Equivalents
7 7 7

Sub-Program 1.1.3: National Historic Site Designation

Description

This program involves supporting the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada in the designation of places, persons, and events of national historical significance. It includes screening nominations, performing historical and archaeological research, preparing submission reports, and obtaining ministerial approval, as well as systems planning, consultation with proponents and key stakeholders, and providing information to the general public. As most nominations for designation come from the public, the participation of Canadians in the identification and commemoration of places, persons, and events of national historic significance is a key element of the program. The Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada reviews all eligible nominations and recommends subjects to the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, who makes the final decision regarding official designations. National historic sites, persons, and events reflect the determination and ingenuity of Canadians, and illustrate the richness and diversity of our nation's history. The General Class Contribution Program is used to provide contribution funding.

Planned Results
Expected
Results
Performance
Indicators
Target Date to
Achieve
Target
2013-14
Actual
Results
2014-15
Actual
Results
2015-16
Actual
Results
Places, persons and events are submitted for consideration to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada for national historic designation. Percentage of public nominations reviewed for eligibility within 6 months of receipt. 100% Annually n/a* n/a* 83 %
*New performance indicator implemented in 2015-16.
Budgetary Financial Resources (Dollars)
2017-18
Main Estimates
2017-18
Planned Spending
2018-19
Planned Spending
2019-20
Planned Spending
1,349,622 1,349,622 1,349,788 1,349,728
Human Resources (Full-time Equivalents)
2017-18
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2018-19
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2019-20
Planned Full-time Equivalents
12 12 12

Sub-Program 1.1.4: Other Heritage Places Designation

Description

This program involves commemorating or designating federal heritage buildings, Canadian Heritage Rivers, heritage lighthouses and heritage railway stations. It also supports the nomination of World Heritage Sites in Canada which recognize natural and cultural heritage of outstanding universal value. Parks Canada works with other government departments, other levels of government and a wide range of partners to identify and recognize significant heritage places through their designation. The General Class Contribution Program is used to provide contribution funding. A grant is also provided to support the Trans Canada Trail Foundation's Fundraising Campaign.

Planned Results
Expected
Results
Performance
Indicators
Target Date to
Achieve
Target
2013-14
Actual
Results
2014-15
Actual
Results
2015-16
Actual
Results
Other heritage places are considered for national or international designation. Percentage of federal buildings submitted for heritage evaluation that have been reviewed within established FHBRO service standards. 95% Annually n/a* 100% 71%
Number of candidate nominations for Canadian World Heritage Sites where Parks Canada has provided advice and review. 3 Annually n/a* 3 4
*New performance indicator implemented in 2014-15.
Budgetary Financial Resources (Dollars)
2017-18
Main Estimates
2017-18
Planned Spending
2018-19
Planned Spending
2019-20
Planned Spending
1,932,540 1,932,540 1,932,779 1,895,192
Human Resources (Full-time Equivalents)
2017-18
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2018-19
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2019-20
Planned Full-time Equivalents
13 13 13

Program 1.2: Heritage Places Conservation

Sub-Program 1.2.1: National Park Conservation

Description

This program aims to maintain or restore ecological integrity in national parks through protection, conservation, restoration or mitigation activities, as mandated under the Canada National Parks Act. To implement this program, Parks Canada carries out applied science, monitoring and reporting, active management, ecological restoration, species recovery, environmental impact assessment, fire management and compliance activities. Some of these activities are done in collaboration with the general public, stakeholders, partners, local and Indigenous communities. This program also includes fulfilling legal responsibilities assigned to Parks Canada by the Species at Risk Act and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. The General Class Contribution Program is used to provide contribution funding.

Planned Results
Expected
Results
Performance
Indicators
Target Date to
Achieve
Target
2013-14
Actual
Results
2014-15
Actual
Results
2015-16
Actual
Results
Management actions result in improvements to ecological integrity in national parks. Percentage of active management targets (over 5 years) that have been met as part of Parks Canada's Conservation and Restoration program. 60% Annually 44% 56% 59%
Number of action plans for national parks with 3 or more species at risk. 16 By March 2018 n/a* In progress 7
*New performance indicator implemented in 2014-15.
Budgetary Financial Resources (Dollars)
2017-18
Main Estimates
2017-18
Planned Spending
2018-19
Planned Spending
2019-20
Planned Spending
101,705,451 101,705,451 95,892,368 94,214,414
Human Resources (Full-time Equivalents)
2017-18
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2018-19
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2019-20
Planned Full-time Equivalents
678 678 678

Sub-Program 1.2.2: National Urban Park Conservation

Description

This program aims to protect the natural and cultural heritage of diverse landscapes at the national urban park as mandated under federal legislation. It includes conserving natural and cultural resources, protecting or recovering species at risk, promoting a vibrant farming community and sustainable farming practices and engaging people from local communities and across Canada in conservation. To implement this program, Parks Canada carries out applied science, monitoring and reporting, active management, ecological restoration, cultural resource preservation, restoration and rehabilitation, species recovery, environmental impact assessment, fire management, archaeology and compliance activities, most of which is done in collaboration with the general public, stakeholders, partners, local and Indigenous communities. This program also includes fulfilling legal responsibilities assigned to Parks Canada by the Species at Risk Act and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. The General Class Contribution Program is used to provide contribution funding.

Planned Results
Expected
Results
Performance
Indicators
Target Date to
Achieve
Target
2013-14
Actual
Results
2014-15
Actual
Results
2015-16
Actual
Results
National urban park conservation is improved. Completed monitoring and reporting plan by the year following establishment. 1 by the year following establishment n/a* In progress On track
*New performance indicator implemented in 2014-15.
Budgetary Financial Resources (Dollars)
2017-18
Main Estimates
2017-18
Planned Spending
2018-19
Planned Spending
2019-20
Planned Spending
7,183,722 7,183,722 6,125,682 5,837,756
Human Resources (Full-time Equivalents)
2017-18
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2018-19
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2019-20
Planned Full-time Equivalents
16 16 16

Sub-Program 1.2.3: National Marine Area Conservation

Description

This program aims to protect and conserve national marine conservation areas by ensuring that they are managed and used in an ecologically sustainable manner for the lasting benefit of Canadians and coastal communities without compromising the structure and function of the ecosystems with which they are associated as mandated under the Canada National Marine Conservation Areas Act. This program also includes fulfilling legal responsibilities assigned to Parks Canada under the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park Act, the Species at Risk Act, and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. To implement this program, Parks Canada carries out applied science, monitoring and reporting, management of marine resource uses, active management, ecological restoration, species recovery, and environmental impact assessment and compliance activities. Some of these activities are undertaken in collaboration with other federal or provincial authorities, the general public, stakeholders, partners, local and Indigenous communities. The General Class Contribution Program is used to provide contribution funding.

Planned Results
Expected
Results
Performance
Indicators
Target Date to
Achieve
Target
2013-14
Actual
Results
2014-15
Actual
Results
2015-16
Actual
Results
National marine area conservation is maintained. Number of operating sites that contribute condition assessments to the State of Canada's Natural and Historic Places Report. 4 By March 2021 n/a* In progress 4
*Performance measurement under development.
Budgetary Financial Resources (Dollars)
2017-18
Main Estimates
2017-18
Planned Spending
2018-19
Planned Spending
2019-20
Planned Spending
4,852,945 4,852,945 2,765,127 2,777,601
Human Resources (Full-time Equivalents)
2017-18
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2018-19
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2019-20
Planned Full-time Equivalents
22 22 22

Sub-Program 1.2.4: National Historic Site Conservation

Description

This program aims to ensure the commemorative integrity of national historic sites, including heritage canals on Parks Canada lands. This program includes the evaluation of resources including buildings and engineering works, archaeological sites, landscapes, and historical and archaeological objects to determine their heritage value. The heritage value of resources is considered in all decisions affecting cultural resources, such as buildings and engineering works. This includes setting priorities for their management, and monitoring their condition and assessing impacts of interventions. Key activities reflect the management regime for Parks Canada-administered national historic sites such as the preparation of commemorative integrity statements for national historic sites, commemorative integrity assessments, compliance activities, monitoring and conservation actions to maintain the condition of cultural resources. This program also includes fulfilling legal responsibilities assigned to Parks Canada by the Species at Risk Act and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. The General Class Contribution Program is used to provide contribution funding.

Planned Results
Expected
Results
Performance
Indicators
Target Date to
Achieve
Target
2013-14
Actual
Results
2014-15
Actual
Results
2015-16
Actual
Results
Cultural resources of national significance at targeted national historic sites administered by Parks Canada are maintained. Percentage of objects of national significance requiring conservation are in stable condition. 90% By March 2020 n/a* n/a* n/a*
Number of archaeological sites where threats have been assessed and reduced. 12 By March 2018 n/a** 6
(Target: 6 by March 2015)
4
(On track)
Percentage of required Cultural Resource Impact Analysis (CRIA) that include measures to mitigate or reduce impacts to cultural resources. 100% Annually n/a*** n/a*** 100%
Condition of heritage assets in poor or very poor condition is improved to fair or good. Percentage of assets assessed to be in poor or very poor condition that have improved to fair or good. 100% By March 2020 n/a*** n/a*** 16%
(On track)
*New performance indicator implemented in 2016-17.
**New performance indicator implemented in 2014-15.
***New performance indicator implemented in 2015-16.
Budgetary Financial Resources (Dollars)
2017-18
Main Estimates
2017-18
Planned Spending
2018-19
Planned Spending
2019-20
Planned Spending
84,575,849 84,575,849 80,484,228 76,284,862
Human Resources (Full-time Equivalents)
2017-18
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2018-19
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2019-20
Planned Full-time Equivalents
184 184 184

Sub-Program 1.2.5: Other Heritage Places Conservation

Description

This program provides support for national historic sites not administered by Parks Canada, Heritage Lighthouses administered by Parks Canada and the Gravesites of Canadian Prime Ministers; and provides conservation advice on other protected heritage areas (Federal Heritage Buildings, Heritage Railway Stations, other Heritage Lighthouses, and Canadian Heritage Rivers). Parks Canada aims to ensure that nationally significant heritage value is protected and known and that Canada's examples of nationally or internationally significant natural and cultural heritage are safeguarded so that they can be experienced by current and future generations. Parks Canada has responsibilities for the protection and conservation of 12 of the 18 World Heritage Sites in Canada, and the Agency's involvement in World Heritage is governed by an international convention to which Canada is a signatory. Parks Canada's National Cost-Sharing Program for Heritage Places is used to provide contribution funding to non-federally owned national historic sites to support their conservation. The General Class Contribution Program is used to provide contribution funding. Parks Canada provides an annual grant in support of the International Peace Garden, on the borders of North Dakota and Manitoba, as a memorial to peace between Canada and the United States.

Planned Results
Expected
Results
Performance
Indicators
Target Date to
Achieve
Target
2013-14
Actual
Results
2014-15
Actual
Results
2015-16
Actual
Results
Parks Canada programs support the conservation of heritage places administered by others. Number of heritage places where threats have been mitigated or reduced through cost-sharing agreements. 107 By March 2018 n/a* n/a* 15
(On track)
Percentage of reviews of intervention on federal heritage buildings completed within required time frame. 95% Annually n/a** n/a** 100%
Percentage of responses to the World Heritage Centre for State of Conservation reports concerning Canadian World Heritage sites within the required timeframe. 100% Annually n/a** n/a** 100%
*Revised performance indicator implemented in 2015-16. (Target increased in 2017-18, from 30 to 107 by March 2018)
**New performance indicator implemented in 2015-16.
Budgetary Financial Resources (Dollars)
2017-18
Main Estimates
2017-18
Planned Spending
2018-19
Planned Spending
2019-20
Planned Spending
21,248,657 21,248,657 17,090,621 2,593,562
Human Resources (Full-time Equivalents)
2017-18
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2018-19
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2019-20
Planned Full-time Equivalents
20 13 13

Program 1.3: Heritage Places Promotion and Public Support

Sub-Program 1.3.1: Heritage Places Promotion

Description

Heritage places promotion aims to help Canadians become aware of the places Parks Canada administers, their natural and historical heritage, and the work carried out to protect and present them. Targeted initiatives are responsive and relevant to audiences' needs and interests and are informed by social science research. A wide range of interactive and learning experiences including music, art and film initiatives are offered at venues such as festivals, sporting events, museums, zoos and aquariums in major urban areas. The reach and relevance of these initiatives are enhanced through collaboration with stakeholders and partners and by maximizing positive coverage through broadcast news, mass, specialized and social media. The General Class Contribution Program is used to provide contribution funding.

Planned Results
Expected
Results
Performance
Indicators
Target Date to
Achieve
Target
2013-14
Actual
Results
2014-15
Actual
Results
2015-16
Actual
Results
Canadians appreciate the places administered by Parks Canada. Percentage of Canadians that appreciate the places administered by Parks Canada. 75% By March 2018 52% n/a* n/a*
*To be measured in March 2018
Budgetary Financial Resources (Dollars)
2017-18
Main Estimates
2017-18
Planned Spending
2018-19
Planned Spending
2019-20
Planned Spending
27,003,753 27,003,753 26,436,493 26,434,455
Human Resources (Full-time Equivalents)
2017-18
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2018-19
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2019-20
Planned Full-time Equivalents
245 245 245

Sub-Program 1.3.2: Partnering and Participation

Description

This program encourages the participation of partners and stakeholders and leads to new or expanded opportunities for Canadians to discover and develop a sense of connection to their protected heritage places. Partnering arrangements advance shared or complementary goals and objectives, and result in a wide range of collaborative activities including program delivery, promotional campaigns, contests, scientific and academic research, learning tools and new products. Partners include private sector organizations as well as other government departments, NGOs, academic institutions, and Indigenous partners, who in a number of places co-manage national heritage places. Stakeholders engage with Parks Canada through a wide variety of activities such as the Minister's Round Table, formal and informal consultation processes, and the national volunteer program. Stakeholders include individuals, groups and organizations that have an interest in Parks Canada and ensure that Canadians' needs and priorities are clearly expressed and inform Parks Canada's actions and direction. The General Class Contribution Program is used to provide contribution funding.

Planned Results
Expected
Results
Performance
Indicators
Target Date to
Achieve
Target
2013-14
Actual
Results
2014-15
Actual
Results
2015-16
Actual
Results
Stakeholders and partners are engaged in the protection and presentation of Parks Canada's administered places. Percentage of collaborative initiatives with five national strategic partners that are maintained or expanded. 75% By March 2018 n/a* 5** 100%
*New performance indicator implemented in 2015-16.
**Starting in 2015-16, result measured as a percentage.
Budgetary Financial Resources (Dollars)
2017-18
Main Estimates
2017-18
Planned Spending
2018-19
Planned Spending
2019-20
Planned Spending
15,917,652 15,917,652 14,836,285 14,858,995
Human Resources (Full-time Equivalents)
2017-18
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2018-19
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2019-20
Planned Full-time Equivalents
104 103 103

Program 1.4: Visitor Experience

Sub-Program 1.4.1: National Park Visitor Experience

Description

This program fosters opportunities for Canadians and international visitors to discover, experience, enjoy and develop a sense of personal connection to Canada's national parks. This program includes a range of activities, services, and products associated with pre-visit planning, the on-site visit, and post-visit communications. It includes tourism marketing, trip planning information, reception, orientation, interpretation (e.g., guided walks, presentations, exhibits, audio-visual material, technology applications), recreational activities, special events, merchandise, compliance, visitor safety services, and visitor facilities (e.g., visitor reception centres, campgrounds, trails, park roads). The program is supported by market and visitor analytics, trend analysis, and performance measurement. The General Class Contribution Program is used to provide contribution funding.

Planned Results
Expected
Results
Performance
Indicators
Target Date to
Achieve
Target
2013-14
Actual
Results
2014-15
Actual
Results
2015-16
Actual
Results
Visitors at surveyed national parks enjoyed their visit. Average percentage of visitors that enjoyed their visit. 90% Annually 93% 96% 94%
Visitors at surveyed national parks learned from experience and active participation. Average percentage of visitors that consider that they learned about the natural heritage of the national park. 60% Annually 79% 75% 73%
Canadians are engaged in the protection and presentation of Canada's national parks. Increase in the percentage of Parks Canada volunteers. 10% By March 2018 n/a* n/a** n/a**
Condition of visitor experience assets in poor or very poor condition is improved to fair or good. Percentage of assets assessed to be in poor or very poor condition that have improved to fair or good. 100% By March 2020 n/a* n/a* 11%
(On track)
*Performance indicator added to PMF in 2015-16.
**Measured only at the program level prior to 2017-18.
Budgetary Financial Resources (Dollars)
2017-18
Main Estimates
2017-18
Planned Spending
2018-19
Planned Spending
2019-20
Planned Spending
387,072,160 387,072,160 329,811,551 307,785,812
Human Resources (Full-time Equivalents)
2017-18
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2018-19
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2019-20
Planned Full-time Equivalents
1,399 1,358 1,358

Sub-Program 1.4.2: National Urban Park Visitor Experience

Description

This program fosters opportunities for Canadians and international visitors to discover, experience, enjoy and develop a sense of personal connection to Canada's national urban park. This program includes a range of activities, services, and products associated with pre-visit planning, the on-site visit, and post-visit communications. It includes tourism marketing, trip planning information, reception, orientation, interpretation (e.g., guided walks, presentations, exhibits, audio-visual material, technology tools), recreational activities, special events, merchandise, compliance, visitor safety services, and visitor facilities (e.g., visitor reception centres, campgrounds, trails). The program is supported by market and visitor analytics, trend analysis, and performance measurement. The General Class Contribution Program is used to provide contribution funding.

Planned Results
Expected
Results
Performance
Indicators
Target Date to
Achieve
Target
2013-14
Actual
Results
2014-15
Actual
Results
2015-16
Actual
Results
Visitors surveyed at the national urban park enjoyed their visit. Average percentage of visitors that enjoyed their visit. 90% By March 2022 n/a* n/a** n/a**
Visitors surveyed at the national urban park learned from experience and active participation. Average percentage of visitors that consider that they learned about the natural and cultural heritage of the national urban park. 60% By March 2022 n/a* n/a** n/a**
Canadians are engaged in the protection and presentation of Canada's national urban park. Increase in the percentage of Parks Canada volunteers. 10% By March 2018 n/a*** n/a*** n/a***
*Performance indicator added to PMF in 2014-15.
**Not measurable in reporting year.
***Measured only at the program level prior to 2017-18.
Budgetary Financial Resources (Dollars)
2017-18
Main Estimates
2017-18
Planned Spending
2018-19
Planned Spending
2019-20
Planned Spending
19,134,175 19,134,175 15,562,672 16,410,968
Human Resources (Full-time Equivalents)
2017-18
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2018-19
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2019-20
Planned Full-time Equivalents
23 23 22

Sub-Program 1.4.3: National Marine Conservation Area Visitor Experience

Description

This program fosters opportunities for Canadians and international visitors to discover, experience, enjoy and develop a sense of connection to Canada's national marine conservation areas. This program includes a range of activities, services, and products associated with pre-visit planning, the on-site visit, and post-visit communications. It includes tourism marketing, trip planning information, reception, orientation, interpretation (e.g., presentations, exhibits, audio-visual materials), recreational activities, special events, merchandise, compliance, visitor safety services, and visitor facilities (e.g., visitor reception centres, docks, day-use areas). The program is supported by market and visitor analytics, trend analysis, and performance measurement. The General Class Contribution Program is used to provide contribution funding.

Planned Results
Expected
Results
Performance
Indicators
Target Date to
Achieve
Target
2013-14
Actual
Results
2014-15
Actual
Results
2015-16
Actual
Results
Visitors at surveyed national marine conservation areas enjoyed their visit. Average percentage of visitors that enjoyed their visit. 90% Annually n/a* 97% 90%
Canadians are engaged in the protection and presentation of Canada's national marine conservation areas. Increase in the percentage of Parks Canada volunteers. 10% By March 2018 n/a* n/a** n/a**
*Performance indicator added to PMF in 2014-15.
**Measured only at the program level prior to 2017-18.
Budgetary Financial Resources (Dollars)
2017-18
Main Estimates
2017-18
Planned Spending
2018-19
Planned Spending
2019-20
Planned Spending
4,235,288 4,235,288 4,583,549 4,864,180
Human Resources (Full-time Equivalents)
2017-18
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2018-19
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2019-20
Planned Full-time Equivalents
21 21 21

Sub-Program 1.4.4: National Historic Site Visitor Experience

Description

This program fosters opportunities for Canadians and international visitors to discover, experience, enjoy and develop a sense of personal connection to national historic sites administered by Parks Canada. This program includes a range of activities, services, and products associated with pre-visit planning, the on-site visit, and post-visit communications. It includes tourism marketing, trip planning information, reception, orientation, interpretation (e.g., period animation, demonstrations, guided walks, exhibits, audio-visual material, technology applications), recreational activities, special events, merchandise, compliance, visitor safety services, and visitor facilities (e.g., visitor reception centres, washrooms, trails). The program is supported by market and visitor analytics, trend analysis, and performance measurement. The General Class Contribution Program is used to provide contribution funding.

Planned Results
Expected
Results
Performance
Indicators
Target Date to
Achieve
Target
2013-14
Actual
Results
2014-15
Actual
Results
2015-16
Actual
Results
Visitors at surveyed national historic sites enjoyed their visit. Average percentage of visitors that enjoyed their visit. 90% Annually 94% 92% 96%
Visitors at surveyed national historic sites learned from experience and active participation. Average percentage of visitors that consider that they learned about the cultural heritage of the national historic site. 85% Annually 91% 93% 95%
Canadians are engaged in the protection and presentation of Parks Canada's national historic sites. Increase in the percentage of Parks Canada volunteers. 10% By March 2018 n/a* n/a* n/a*
Condition of visitor experience assets in poor or very poor condition is improved to fair or good. Percentage of assets assessed to be in poor or very poor condition that have improved to fair or good. 100% By March 2020 n/a** n/a** 12%
(On track)
*Measured only at the program level prior to 2017-18.
**Performance indicator added to PMF in 2015-16.
Budgetary Financial Resources (Dollars)
2017-18
Main Estimates
2017-18
Planned Spending
2018-19
Planned Spending
2019-20
Planned Spending
54,055,568 54,055,568 59,593,580 59,492,357
Human Resources (Full-time Equivalents)
2017-18
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2018-19
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2019-20
Planned Full-time Equivalents
506 494 491

Sub-Program 1.4.5: Heritage Canal Visitor Experience

Description

This program fosters opportunities for Canadians and international visitors to discover, experience, enjoy and develop a sense of personal connection to Canada's heritage canals. The nine heritage canals include the Trent-Severn Waterway and the Rideau, Lachine, Carillon, Chambly, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Saint-Ours, Sault Ste. Marie, and St. Peters canals. This program includes a range of land and water-based activities, services, and products associated with pre-visit planning, the on-site visit, and post-visit communications. It includes tourism marketing, trip planning information, reception, orientation, interpretation (e.g., exhibits, audio-visual material), recreational activities, compliance, visitor safety services, and visitor facilities (e.g., visitor reception centres, locks). The program is supported by market and visitor analytics, trend analysis, and performance measurement. The General Class Contribution Program is used to provide contribution funding.

Planned Results
Expected
Results
Performance
Indicators
Target Date to
Achieve
Target
2013-14
Actual
Results
2014-15
Actual
Results
2015-16
Actual
Results
Boaters use heritage canals. Increase in the number of boats on heritage canals. 2% Annually n/a* 3% 14%
Condition of visitor experience assets in poor or very poor condition is improved to fair or good. Percentage of assets assessed to be in poor or very poor condition that have improved to fair or good. 100% By March 2020 n/a** n/a** 9%
(On track)
*Performance indicator added to PMF in 2014-15.
**Performance indicator added to PMF in 2015-16.
Budgetary Financial Resources (Dollars)
2017-18
Main Estimates
2017-18
Planned Spending
2018-19
Planned Spending
2019-20
Planned Spending
62,238,851 62,238,851 78,146,291 73,670,980
Human Resources (Full-time Equivalents)
2017-18
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2018-19
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2019-20
Planned Full-time Equivalents
261 255 255

Program 1.5: Heritage Canals, Highways and Townsites Management

Sub-Program 1.5.1: Townsite Management

Description

This program involves the provision of municipal services and the management of related infrastructure to support residents and visitors in the five townsites of Field (Yoho National Park), Lake Louise (Banff National Park), Wasagaming (Riding Mountain National Park), Waskesiu (Prince Albert National Park), and Waterton (Waterton Lakes National Park). Municipal services include drinking water, sewage treatment, road maintenance, snow removal, and garbage pick-up and disposal. The General Class Contribution Program is used to provide contribution funding.

Planned Results
Expected
Results
Performance
Indicators
Target Date to
Achieve
Target
2013-14
Actual
Results
2014-15
Actual
Results
2015-16
Actual
Results
Five townsites operated by Parks Canada receive municipal services according to government standards. Percentage of days drinking water is fit for human consumption. 100% Annually n/a* n/a* n/a*
Percentage of wastewater systems for which releases are within regulatory limits. 100% Annually n/a* n/a* n/a*
Condition of townsite assets in poor or very poor condition is improved to fair or good. Percentage of assets assessed to be in poor or very poor condition that have improved to fair or good. 100% By March 2020 n/a** n/a** 13%
(On track)
*Performance indicator added to PMF in 2016-17.
**Performance indicator added to PMF in 2015-16.
Budgetary Financial Resources (Dollars)
2017-18
Main Estimates
2017-18
Planned Spending
2018-19
Planned Spending
2019-20
Planned Spending
13,919,540 13,919,540 18,881,347 26,616,400
Human Resources (Full-time Equivalents)
2017-18
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2018-19
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2019-20
Planned Full-time Equivalents
40 40 40

Sub-Program 1.5.2: Highway Management

Description

This program involves the management of the Trans-Canada and provincially numbered highways infrastructure within national parks and one national historic site. The operation, maintenance and improvement of these highways benefit Canadians and visitors to Parks Canada's heritage places and includes snow removal, inspections, repairs and replacement of highway surfaces, retaining walls, bridges and culverts. The General Class Contribution Program is used to provide contribution funding.

Planned Results
Expected
Results
Performance
Indicators
Target Date to
Achieve
Target
2013-14
Actual
Results
2014-15
Actual
Results
2015-16
Actual
Results
Condition of highways and highway bridges in poor or very poor condition is improved to fair or good. Percentage of assets assessed to be in poor or very poor condition that have improved to fair or good. 100% By March 2020 n/a* n/a* 19%
(On track)
*Performance indicator added to PMF in 2015-16.
Budgetary Financial Resources (Dollars)
2017-18
Main Estimates
2017-18
Planned Spending
2018-19
Planned Spending
2019-20
Planned Spending
255,306,245 255,306,245 136,799,187 116,599,458
Human Resources (Full-time Equivalents)
2017-18
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2018-19
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2019-20
Planned Full-time Equivalents
148 148 148

Sub-Program 1.5.3: Heritage Canal Management

Description

This program involves water management and the management of bridge and dam infrastructure at heritage canals for the benefit of Canadians. Water management encompasses maintaining navigation by managing the flow and level of water, mitigating flooding, supporting hydro where applicable, fostering recreational use and providing municipal water at the following five heritage canals: Trent-Severn Waterway, the Rideau, Lachine, Chambly, and Saint-Ours canals. The management of heritage canal infrastructure includes activities such as the operation, maintenance and improvement of bridges and dams at all nine heritage canals. The General Class Contribution Program is used to provide contribution funding.

Planned Results
Expected
Results
Performance
Indicators
Target Date to
Achieve
Target
2013-14
Actual
Results
2014-15
Actual
Results
2015-16
Actual
Results
The navigable portion of the canal that Parks Canada manages during the navigation season meets the Agency's legal and/or operational obligations. Percentage of time the canal is open for navigation. 95% Annually n/a* n/a* n/a*
Condition of dams, marine assets and bridges in poor or very poor condition is improved to fair or good. Percentage of assets assessed to be in poor or very poor condition that have improved to fair or good. 100% By March 2020 n/a* n/a* 37%
(On track)
*Performance indicator added to PMF in 2015-16.
**Performance indicator added to PMF in 2016-17
Budgetary Financial Resources (Dollars)
2017-18
Main Estimates
2017-18
Planned Spending
2018-19
Planned Spending
2019-20
Planned Spending
167,294,345 167,294,345 212,464,601 325,327,190
Human Resources (Full-time Equivalents)
2017-18
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2018-19
Planned Full-time Equivalents
2019-20
Planned Full-time Equivalents
130 129 130

Endnotes

i The objective of the General Class Contribution Program is to assist recipients in conducting activities and delivering projects that will support the Agency in fulfilling its mandate to preserve and protect nationally significant examples of Canada's natural and cultural heritage and present and foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure the ecological and commemorative integrity of these places for present and future generations.