Supplementary Information Tables

Details on Transfer Payment Programs

Name of transfer payment program: General Class Contribution Program (GCCP)

Start Date: 1995-96

End Date: Ongoing

Fiscal Year for Terms & Conditions: 2010-11

Strategic Outcome: Canadians have a strong sense of connection to their national parks, national historic sites, heritage canals and national marine conservation areas and these protected places are experienced in ways that leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of present and future generations.

Programs:

Heritage Places Establishment;
Heritage Places Conservation;
Heritage Places Promotion and Public Support;
Visitor Experience;
Heritage Canals, Highways and Townsites Management; and
Internal Services.

Description: The objective of the 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.

Expected Results:

  • More Canadians recognize, appreciate and are engaged in the values of natural and cultural conservation.
  • Stakeholders being further engaged in terms of interest and involvement of common objectives towards ecological or cultural integrity.
  • Access to a better knowledge base on commercial, ecological or aboriginal issues of mutual interest for informed decision-making and dialogue for Parks Canada managers and stakeholders.
  • Heritage assets are protected, secured and researched.
  • Targeted audiences are educated in such areas as ecology and safety.
  ($ millions)
Forecast
Spending
2013-14
Planned
Spending
2014-15
Planned
Spending
2015-16
Planned
Spending
2016-17
Total Contributions 6.0 3.7 3.7 3.7
Total Transfer Payments 6.0 3.7 3.7 3.7

 

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2010-11

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

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2015-16

General Targeted Recipient Group: N/A

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: N/A

Disclosure of Transfer Payment Programs under $5 million

Name of TPP Programs
and Sub-Programs
Main Objective End Date of TPP, if applicable Type of TP (G, C) Planned Spending for 2014-15 Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation General Targeted Recipient Group
Grant to the International Peace Garden Heritage Places Conservation/ Other Heritage Places Conservation To help defray the costs of operating the International Peace Garden N/A G $22,700 2010-11 Non-profit
National Historic Sites Cost Sharing Class Contribution Program Heritage Places Conservation/ Other Heritage Places Conservation Conduct activities aimed at ensuring the commemorative integrity of non-federally owned or administered national historic sites. N/A C $1,000,000 2012-13 Non-profit organizations, other levels of government and aboriginal groups

Greening Government Operations

Goal 6: GHG Emissions and Energy
Target 6.1: GHG Emissions Reduction

The Government of Canada will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its buildings and fleets by 17% below 2005 levels by 2020.
Departmental target: 10.1% below 2005 by 2020
Scope and Context
Targeted emissions include GHG emissions from energy consumed by facilities and fleet owned and operated by Parks Canada. GHG emissions from aircraft chartered by Parks are not included as they are not owned and operated by Parks Canada.
Performance Measurement
Expected Result
Reduce the carbon footprint and energy consumption of federal operations.
Performance Indicator Performance Target
Updated GHG reduction implementation plan in place by March 31, 2015 The Parks Canada Master Plan for the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions will be updated by March 31, 2015 and will outline strategies to improve the energy efficiency of the fleet and facilities, implement the use of renewable fuels and renewable energy systems, and engage employees.
GHG emissions (kilotonnes CO2 equivalent) in fiscal year 2005-2006 37.9 kilotonnes
GHG emissions (kilotonnes CO2 equivalent) in current fiscal year 36.3 kilotonnes
Renewable power emission credits applied in current fiscal year (kilotonnes CO2 equivalent) 0 kilotonnes
Percentage change in GHG emissions from fiscal year 2005-2006 to the current fiscal year, inclusive of renewable power emission credits, if applicable N/A
Adjustments made to base year GHG emissions (indicate if not applicable) N/A

 

Goal 7: Waste and Asset Management
7.1 Target: Real Property Environmental Performance

As of April 1, 2014, and pursuant to departmental Real Property Sustainability Frameworks, an industry recognized level of high environmental performance will be achieved in Government of Canada real property projects and operations.
Scope and Context
Real Property Environmental Performance target is based on buildings owned and operated by Parks Canada that are over 1,000 square metres.
Performance Measurement
Expected Result
An industry-recognized level of high environmental performance will be achieved in Government of Canada real property projects and operations.
Performance Indicator Performance Target
Real Property Sustainability Framework in place to improve the management of energy, waste and water in departmental real property assets by March 31, 2015. Parks Canada will update its Real Property Sustainability Framework by March 31, 2015.
Total number of existing Crown-owned buildings (over 1000 m2) and new lease or lease renewal projects (over 1000 m2) where the Crown is the major lessee, assessed for environmental performance using an industry-recognized assessment tool, and associated floor space (m2) 21 Crown-owned buildings 43,000 m2

0 New lease or lease renewal projects
0 m2

Planned assessment tool to be used: BOMA BESt
Total number of existing Crown-owned buildings, new construction, build-to-lease projects, major renovations projects, achieving an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance, and associated floor space (m2) 0 Crown-owned buildings
0 m2

0 New construction projects
0 m2

0 Build-to-lease projects
0 m2

0 major renovation projects
0 m2

Planned environmental performance level to be achieved: LEED Gold
Number of fit-up and refit projects achieving an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance 0 Fit-up and refit projects
0 m2

Planned environmental performance level to be achieved: LEED Silver
Implementation Strategy Element or Best Practice Performance Target
7.1.1.1. Achieve a level of performance that meets or exceeds the custodian's current commitment(s) to sustainable buildings using industry-recognized assessment and verification tool(s). [Mandatory] Parks Canada is seeking to reach "Achieved" as defined in the GGO implementation guidelines for this target area.
7.1.1.3. Develop plans to address environmental performance assessment recommendations for existing Crown-owned buildings. Parks Canada is seeking to reach "Achieved" as defined in the GGO implementation guidelines for this target area.
7.1.1.4. Manage the collection, diversion and disposal of workplace waste in Crown-owned buildings in an environmentally responsible manner. Parks Canada is seeking to reach "Achieved" as defined in the GGO implementation guidelines for this target area.
7.1.1.5. Manage construction, renovation and demolition waste in Crown-owned buildings in an environmentally responsible manner. Parks Canada is seeking to reach "Achieved" as defined in the GGO implementation guidelines for this target area.
7.1.1.8. Integrate the use of sustainable real property performance management indicators into the investment decision-making process for Crown-owned assets in the building portfolio (e.g. density, energy intensity, facility condition etc.). Parks Canada is seeking to reach "Achieved" as defined in the GGO implementation guidelines for this target area.

 

Goal 7: Waste and Asset Management (continued)
Target 7.2: Green Procurement

As of April 1, 2014, the Government of Canada will continue to take action to embed environmental considerations into public procurement, in accordance with the federal Policy on Green Procurement.
Performance Measurement
Expected Result
Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services.
Performance Indicator Performance Target
Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place (as of April 1, 2014). Parks Canada's approach to implement the Policy on Green Procurement will be updated by April 1, 2014.
Number and percentage of specialists in procurement and/or materiel management who have completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course or equivalent, in the given fiscal year. 35 of 42

Percentage: 83%
Number and percentage of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution towards green procurement, in the given fiscal year. 5 of 5

Percentage: 100%
Departmental Green Procurement Target:
Performance Indicator Performance Target
Percentage of vehicles purchased that were on the Parks Canada Preauthorized Vehicle List. As of March 31, 2017, 75% of vehicles purchased annually will be from the Parks Canada Preauthorized Vehicle List.
Departmental Green Procurement Target:
Performance Indicator Performance Target
Number of printers, photocopiers and multifunctional devices purchased or leased that has an environmental feature relative to total number purchased. As of March 31, 2017, 95% of printers, photocopiers, and multi-functional devices will have environmental features such as duplex printing capability or automatic shutoff mode.
Departmental Green Procurement Target:
Performance Indicator Performance Target
Average service life of office computers. As of March 31, 2017, all office computers will have a minimum lifespan of three years, to reduce electronic waste.
Implementation Strategy Element or Best Practice Performance Target
7.2.1.5. Leverage common use procurement instruments where available and feasible. Parks Canada is seeking to reach "Achieved" as defined in the GGO implementation guidelines for this target area.
Best Practice

7.2.3. Train acquisition cardholders on green procurement.
Parks Canada is seeking to reach "Achieved" as defined in the GGO implementation guidelines for this target area.
Best Practice

7.2.4. Increase awareness of the Policy on Green Procurement among managers.
Parks Canada is seeking to reach "Achieved" as defined in the GGO implementation guidelines for this target area.

 

Goal 7: Waste and Asset Management (continued)
Target 7.3: Sustainable Workplace Operations

As of April 1, 2015, the Government of Canada will update and adopt policies and practices to improve the sustainability of its workplace operations.
Performance Measurement
Expected Result
Departmental workplace operations have a reduced environmental impact.
Performance Indicator Performance Target
An approach to maintain or improve the sustainability of the departmental workplace is in place by March 31, 2015. Parks Canada will complete its approach to maintain or improve the sustainability of the workplace by March 31, 2015.
Implementation Strategy Element or Best Practice Performance Target
7.3.1.1. Engage employees in greening government operations practices. Parks Canada is seeking to reach "Achieved" as defined in the GGO implementation guidelines for this target area.
7.3.1.2. Integrate environmental considerations into corporate policies, processes and practices in accordance with departmental refresh cycles. Parks Canada is seeking to reach "Achieved" as defined in the GGO implementation guidelines for this target area.
7.3.1.3. Maintain or improve existing approaches to sustainable workplace practices (i.e. printer ratios, paper usage, and green meetings). Parks Canada is seeking to reach "Achieved" as defined in the GGO implementation guidelines for this target area.
7.3.1.4. Minimize the ratio of information technology (IT) assets per employee. Parks Canada is seeking to reach "Achieved" as defined in the GGO implementation guidelines for this target area.
7.3.1.5. Select and operate IT and office equipment in a manner that reduces energy consumption and material usage. Parks Canada is seeking to reach "Achieved" as defined in the GGO implementation guidelines for this target area.
7.3.1.6. Dispose of e-waste in an environmentally sound and secure manner. Parks Canada is seeking to reach "Achieved" as defined in the GGO implementation guidelines for this target area.
7.3.1.7. Reuse or recycle workplace materiel and assets in an environmentally sound and secure manner. Parks Canada is seeking to reach "Achieved" as defined in the GGO implementation guidelines for this target area.
7.3.1.8. Minimize all non-hazardous solid waste generated and leverage service offerings to maximize the diversion of waste. Parks Canada is seeking to reach "Achieved" as defined in the GGO implementation guidelines for this target area.
7.3.1.9. Increase the population density in office buildings and space utilization in special purpose buildings. Parks Canada is seeking to reach "Achieved" as defined in the GGO implementation guidelines for this target area.
7.3.1.10. Maintain or improve sustainable fleet management. Parks Canada is seeking to reach "Achieved" as defined in the GGO implementation guidelines for this target area.
Additional Activities Performance Target
Business travel:

Maintain or reduce the carbon emissions resulting from airline business travel.
By March 31, 2015, percentage of carbon emissions resulting from business travel will be reduced by 25% relative to levels in fiscal year 2008-2009.

 

Goal 8: Water Management
Target 8.1: Water Management

As of April 1, 2014, the Government of Canada will take further action to improve water management within its real property portfolio.
Performance Measurement
Expected Result
Water is managed sustainably in Government of Canada real property operations.
Performance Indicator Performance Target
Approach to improving water management included in Real Property Sustainability Framework by March 31, 2015. Parks Canada's Real Property Sustainability Framework, including approach to improving water management, will be in place by March 31, 2015.
Amount and percentage of floor space in buildings over 1000 m2 that includes water metering, in the given fiscal year (where feasible). 70,000 m2 / 100 % Crown, existing

0 m2 / 0 % Leases

0 m2 / 0 % New Crown, built-to-lease

0 m2 / 0 % Major renovations
Implementation Strategy Element or Best Practice Performance Target
8.1.1.1. Conserve potable water. Parks Canada is seeking to reach "Achieved" as defined in the GGO implementation guidelines for this target area.
Best Practice

8.1.4 Reclaimed non-potable water is used for landscape irrigation.
Parks Canada is seeking to reach "Achieved" as defined in the GGO implementation guidelines for this target area

Upcoming Internal Audits and Evaluations over the next three fiscal years

A. All upcoming Internal Audits over the next three fiscal years
Name of Internal Audit Internal Audit Type Status Expected Completion Date
Work Place Definition Compliance/preliminary risks assessment In progress February 2014
Management of Parks' Staff Housing Governance/compliance In progress May 2014
Pay Transformation Planning and Capacity Performance/risks assessment In progress October 2014
Audit of Key Financial and Administrative Processes (site to be confirmed) Compliance Planned June 2014
Audit of Key Financial and Administrative Processes (site to be confirmed) Compliance Planned June 2014
Investment Planning Governance Planned September 2014
Business Continuity and Emergency Preparedness Governance/compliance Planned December 2014
Project Management Governance Planned March 2015
Point of Sale (POS) System Governance/internal control Planned March 2015
Official Languages Governance/compliance Planned September 2015
Visitor Safety Program Governance/compliance Planned September 2015
Management Control Framework for Information Management Governance/compliance Planned December 2015
Revenue Controls on Through Waterways Governance/internal controls Planned January 2016
Compliance with Policy on Internal Controls Governance/compliance Planned March 2016
Realty Data and Obligations Management Governance/compliance Planned June 2016
Agency Branding and Corporate Identity Program Governance/compliance Planned July 2016

Electronic Link to Internal Audit Plan: http://www.pc.gc.ca/docs/pc/rpts/rve-par/86/index_e.asp


B. All upcoming Evaluations over the next three fiscal years
Program Proposed Title of Evaluation Planned Evaluation Start Date Expected Completion Date
Sub-Program 1.1.3 - National Historic Site Designations National Historic Site Designation September 2013 June 2014
Sub-Program 1.1.4 - Other Heritage Places Designation Other Heritage Places Designation September 2013 June 2014
Program 1.2 - Heritage Places Conservation Law Enforcement January 2014 December 2014
Sub-Program 1.2.4 - National Historic Site Conservation National Historic Site Conservation To be determined March 2015
Sub-Program 1.5.2 - Highway Management Twinning of the Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park To be determined March 2015
Sub-Program 1.5.1 - Townsite Management Townsite Management To be determined March 2015
Program 1.4 - Visitor Experience Visitor Safety To be determined March 2015
Sub-Program 1.3.1 - Heritage Places Promotion Heritage Places Promotion To be determined March 2016
Sub-Program 1.3.2 - Partnering and Participation Partnering and Participation To be determined March 2016
Sub-Program 1.1.2 - National Marine Conservation Establishment; and
Sub-Program 1.2.3 - National Marine Area Conservation
National Marine Conservation Areas Establishment and Sustainability To be determined March 2017
Not applicable (across all Programs) General Class Contributions Program To be determined March 2017
Program 1.4 - Visitor Experience Visitor Activities and Services (including Market Research and Promotion) To be determined March 2017
Program 1.2 - Heritage Places Conservation Species at Risk To be determined March 2017

Electronic link to evaluation plan: http://www.pc.gc.ca/docs/pc/rpts/rve-par/ee-er-plan_e.asp

User Fees

Name of User Fee Fee Type Fee-setting Authority Reason for Planned Introduction of or Amendment to Fee Effective Date of Planned Change Consultation and Review Process Planned
Entry Fees

Amend
Other products and services Parks Canada Agency Act Adjustments to national pricing to keep pace with inflationary pressures on operational costs. 2014-15 & 2016-17*

**2015-16
For the 2014-15 and 2015-16 (commercial fees) adjustments, Parks Canada consulted at the national and the local levels from January 11 to February 18, 2013.

National consultations were for all user fees that are to be applied nationally. For user fees of a unique local nature, to a national park, national historic site and national marine conservation area, Parks Canada consulted locally with the affected public, business operators, tourism partners and stakeholders through meetings with advisory and client groups and through direct mailings and posted notices. In both instances notice was provided on the Parks Canada website on the proposals for price adjustments.

During the national consultations, Parks Canada communicated its intent to establish automatic increases linked to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) every second year. The first year of CPI increase is 2014-15. The second is 2016-17.

A comparison of Parks Canada's proposed fees with those charged by parks organizations in Canada and other countries was conducted.

Pursuant to the User Fees Act, a national fee proposal was consulted on in 2013 to establish fees for 2014.

For the proposed 2016-17 adjustments, Parks Canada will consult nationally and locally during fall/winter 2015. The Agency will consult directly with owners of businesses within national parks, with business operators along historic canals, with boaters who use historic canals, with national stakeholders and with tourism interest groups.
Camping
Fees

Amend
Other products and services Parks Canada Agency Act Adjustments to national pricing to keep pace with inflationary pressures on operational costs. 2014-15 & 2016-17*
Lockage Fees

Amend
Other products and services Parks Canada Agency Act To earn a fair return for the use of these highly subsidized publicly owned resources.
The fees were last increased in 2005.
2016-17
Recreation Fees

New and amended
Other products and services Parks Canada Agency Act Adjustments to national pricing to keep pace with inflationary pressures on operational costs. 2014-15 & 2016-17*
Fishing License Fees

Amend
Other products and services Parks Canada Agency Act To earn a fair return for the use of publicly owned resources. 2014-15 & 2016-17*
Business Licenses

Amend
Other products and services Parks Canada Agency Act To earn a fair return for the commercial use of publicly owned resources.
The fees were previously increased in 1994.
2016-17

* Automatic CPI increase (part of the 2013 consultations).
** To respect our commitment to provide 18 months advance notice, implementation of the proposed new business fees and commercial rates will be 2015-16.