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Institution-specific CORs are descriptions of all records and information created, collected and maintained by the institution as evidence of and information about a particular institutional program or activity specific to the institution.

List of Classes of Records
Name of Classes of Records Class of Record number
Cultural resource management PC HRC NP CRM 007
Environmental assessment PC HRC NP EA 001
Fire management PC HRC NP FM 002
Highway management PC TTI THM HM 001
Highway management avalanche control PC TTI THM AC 002
Highway management impact on wildlife PC TTI THM IW 004
Highway management information and outreach PC TTI THM IO 005
Highway management infrastructure projects PC TTI THM EP 003
Highway management technical references PC TTI THM TR 006
Highway operations and maintenance PC TTI THM OM 007
Mineral resources in national parks and national marine conservations areas PC HPE NP MR 001
National Historic Site, Parks, Urban Park, Heritage Canal and Marine Conservation Area Facilities and Activities PC VE NHS FA 002
National historic sites and national parks conservation - engineering and architectural projects PC HRC NP EAP 004
National historic sites conservation - engineering and architectural projects PC HRC NHS EAP 003
National historic sites conservation - environmental protection PC HRC NHS EP 004
National historic sites conservation - resource management PC HRC NHS RM 005
National historic sites conservation - water resources PC HRC NHS WR 006
National historic sites conservation programs PC HRC NHS CP 002
National historic sites historical and contemporary technical references PC HPE NHS CTR 001
National historic sites, national parks, urban park, marine conservation areas and Canada heritage canals sites visitor management PC VE NHS VM 004
National marine and national urban park conservation areas resource management PC HRC NMC RM 003
National marine and national urban park conservation areas management PC HRC NMC CM 002
National parks visitor permits and registrations PC VE NP VPR 009
National parks, marine conservation areas and urban park establishment PC HPE NMC EP 001
National program of historical commemoration PC HPE NHS EP 001
National urban park conservation PC HRC UP PC 001
Natural resource management PC HRC NP NRM 005
Other heritage places conservation - engineering and architectural projects PC HRC OHP EAP 003
Other heritage places designation and conservation programs PC HRC OHP CP 001
Other historic sites conservation - environmental protection PC HRC OHP EP 004
Outreach products and initiatives PC PAU EEC 001
Parks Canada interpretive products PC VE NHS IP 001
Parks Canada resource protection, prevention and law enforcement PC VE UP PLE 001
Parks Canada visitor safety PC VE NHS VS 005
Species at risk PC HRC NP SAR 006
Stakeholder and partner engagement PC PAU SPE 002
Townsite management - infrastructure projects PC TTI TM EP 001
Townsite management - technical references PC TTI TM TR 003
Townsite operations and maintenance PC TTI TM OM 004
Visitor experience research PC PPS HPP VER 001
Visitor promotion PC PPS HPP VP 002
Water resources PC TTI TWM WR 001

Cultural resource management

Description

Information on cultural resource management in national parks, including heritage buildings and archaeology.


Document types

Reports and studies; policies, regulations, guidelines and standards of practice; ecological monitoring and reporting guidelines; reports data resulting from Cultural resource management programs. Includes collection and site databases.


Record number

PC HRC NP CRM 007


Environmental assessment

Description

Information related to the implementation of the Impact Assessment Act, the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act, the Yukon Environmental and Socioeconomic Assessment Act, Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act, the Cabinet Directive on Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals, applicable components of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement and Parks Canada policy on impact assessment.


Document types

Project-level assessments; strategic environmental assessments; policies (including directives, guidelines, operational procedures); reports and analyses related to natural and cultural resources; briefing notes; public statements and notices of decision; web content; training documents; and monitoring reports.


Record number

PC HRC NP EA 001


Fire management

Description

Information on wildfire management in national parks and historic sites including, weather, fire ecology, wildfire management, prescribed fire and fuel management, policy and standards for the management of fires.


Document types

Policy and standard documents; Guidelines and reference information for wildfire and prescribed fire management, fire danger and fire situation reports. Contracts and agreements for fire equipment and services; planning and reports documents related to wildfires and prescribed fires. Annual reviews and reports on individual and program fire activities; scientific reports related to fire management.


Record number

PC HRC NP FM 002


Highway management

Description

Information concerning claims against the Crown by members of the public about highways operation and maintenance.


Document types

Claims; court decisions; estimates; and investigation reports.


Record number

PC TTI THM HM 001


Highway management avalanche control

Description

Documentation on avalanche control activities with the main purpose of keeping through highways open.


Document types

Plans; schedules; safety directives; incident reports; artillery firing and ammunition logs; explosives usage records; training operators' records; unexploded ordinance records; memoranda of understanding; and contracts.


Record number

PC TTI THM AC 002


Highway management impact on wildlife

Description

Information on all types of wildlife in national parks and national historic site, including the management and protection of wild animals, birds, fish and insects as it relates to wildlife safety mitigation, such as highway overpasses on the Trans-Canada highway in Banff National Park.


Document types

Regulations; surveys; studies on the impact of highways on wildlife; wildlife/vehicle collision data and wildlife safety mitigation strategies; video and still photography.


Record number

PC TTI THM IW 004


Highway management information and outreach

Description

Information on activities related to the general management and operational responsibilities of the Parks Canada Agency as they pertain to the integration of highways. These responsibilities may include information exchanges with foreign countries; the identification of hours of operation, levels of service, awards and honours; co-operative activities with public and private organizations; capital development projects and planning systems; operational planning and management improvements; central system program evaluation and public consultation and participation.


Document types

Inventories; management and research documents; signs; general surveys and studies; written communications; agreements for cooperation or services.


Record number

PC TTI THM IO 005


Highway management infrastructure projects

Description

Information on Infrastructure projects carried out for Parks Canada in relation to planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, equipment, services, utilities, facilities, claims and evaluation of highways (see also Highway Management Information and Outreach.)


Document types

Feasibility studies; options analysis documents; risk assessments; schedules; contracts; project briefs; design data; cost estimates; progress reports; financial reports; project schedules.


Record number

PC TTI THM EP 003


Highway management technical references

Description

Reference materials concerning traffic, management operations, snow removal, safety standards for highways, engineering and projects in national parks, a national historic site and related historic highways.


Document types

Reports; paper and electronic plans, drawings, specifications (contract, construction and manufacturing); codes; standards and guidelines; "as-built" information for specifications; archaeological reports; feasibility studies; field notes; summaries; synopsis; training packages.


Record number

PC TTI THM TR 006


Highway operations and maintenance

Description

Information concerning the safe operation and maintenance of highways.


Document types

Inspection reports on bridges, roads, snow sheds, slopes and culverts; operation and maintenance standards; maintenance schedules; incident reports; training records; safety directives; media lines; and communiqués.


Record number

PC TTI THM OM 007


Mineral resources in national parks and national marine conservation areas

Description

Includes records related to the assessment of mineral and energy potential and to mining, oil and gas activities at or near proposed national parks and national marine conservation areas. Records may include information on mineral and oil and gas exploration and development.


Note

This COR now includes PC HPE NMC MR 002


Document types

Reports; studies; inventories; mineral claims; exploration licenses.


Record number

PC HPE NP MR 001


National Historic Site, Parks, Urban Park, Heritage Canal and Marine Conservation Area Facilities and Activities

Description

Information on the various facility and activity offers available or potentially available at Canadian national historic sites, National Parks, Urban Park, Heritage Canal and Marine Conservation Area to encourage visitor discovery and enjoyment.


Note

This COR now includes PC VE NP FA 006; PC VE UP FA 002; PC VE HC FA 002; PC VE NMC FA 002


Document types

National and local assessment results; guidelines; national historic site, Parks, Urban Park, Heritage Canal and Marine Conservation Area activities; services and events database; Leave-No-Trace guidelines; partnering agreements; event permits; trail, signage and accessibility guidelines.


Record number

PC VE NHS FA 002


National historic sites and national parks conservation - engineering and architectural projects

Description

Information on engineering and architectural projects carried out for the conservation of national historic sites and national parks, including planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, equipment, services, utilities, facilities, claims and evaluation.


Note

This COR now includes PC HRC NHS EAP 003


Document types

Project authorization forms; project briefs; design data; cost estimates; management reports; and project schedules.


Record number

PC HRC NP EAP 004


National historic sites conservation - engineering and architectural projects

Description

Information on engineering and architectural projects carried out for the conservation of national historic sites administered by Parks Canada, including planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, equipment, services, utilities, facilities, claims and evaluation.


Document types

Project authorization forms; project briefs; design data; cost estimates; management reports; and project schedules.


Record number

PC HRC NHS EAP 003


National historic sites conservation - environmental protection

Description

Information on environmental protection in national historic sites, including pollution of air, land and water, as well as regulations, studies and reports concerning environmental protection.


Document types

Correspondence and reports on environmental protection; documents on pollution and pollutants; regulations; reports and official minutes; surveys; and studies.


Record number

PC HRC NHS EP 004


National historic sites conservation - resource management

Description

Includes records related to natural and cultural resources protection in national historic sites.


Document types

Reports; archaeological reports; studies; inventories; surveys; policies, regulations and guidelines; standards of practice; licenses and permits. Collection and site databases


Record number

PC HRC NHS RM 005


National historic sites conservation - water resources

Description

Information on water levels, water rights, hydro power development, hydrometric networks and use of water resources in national historic sites.


Document types

Hydrological surveys; regulations; reports; surveys; and studies.


Record number

PC HRC NHS WR 006


National historic site conservation programs

Description

Information on the conservation of commemorative integrity of national historic sites on lands administered by Parks Canada.


Document types

Commemorative integrity statements; evaluations; policies, legislation and regulations; Canadian Register of Historic Places; Directory of Federal Heritage Designations; standards and guidelines; historical, architectural and archaeological reports; training materials; data bases; management plans.


Record number

PC HRC NHS CP 002


National historic sites historical and contemporary technical references

Description

Technical reference documentation regarding national historic sites.


Document types

Plans; drawings; specifications (contract, construction and manufacturing); standards and guidelines; "as-found" information; archaeological reports; feasibility studies; field notes; general information; and training packages.


Record number

PC HPE NHS CTR 001


National historic sites, national parks, urban park, marine conservation areas and Canada heritage canals sites visitor management

Description

Information regarding Parks Canada’s service commitment to National historic sites, parks, urban park, marine conservation area and Canada’s heritage canals. Also includes information regarding Parks Canada's service commitment to visitors, partners and colleagues, allowing the Agency to provide information and exceptional service to visitors to help promote memorable experiences.


Note

This COR now includes PC VE NP VM 007; PC VE UP VM 004; PC VE NMC VM 004 and PC VE HC VM 004


Document types

Service standards for National historic sites, parks, urban park, marine conservation area and Canada’s heritage ; National and local assessment results; reports and backgrounders that contributed to the development of the standards; service delivery targets; information brochures; inventories; detailed descriptions of national park campgrounds and heritage canal facilities and activities offers; operational guidelines; quality visitor service guidelines; signage and accessibility guidelines; Leave-No-Trace guidelines; best-practice templates; Canadian school mailing addresses; event calendars; awards and honours; historical performance data and forecasting estimates; monthly attendance data for national parks; daily/monthly campground utilization at national parks; Partnering agreements; events permits.


Record number

PC VE NHS VM 004


National marine and national urban park conservation areas resource management

Description

Includes records related to natural and cultural heritage protection in national marine and urban park conservation areas and to the planning and establishment of national urban park conservation areas. Records may include information on biology and ecology, species presence and location, rare and endangered species, invasive species, research and monitoring, fishing and harvesting, shipping routes, climate change, ecological restoration, pollution of air, land and water, as well as cultural resources, including shipwrecks.


Note

This COR now includes PC HRC UP RM 004.


Document types

Reports; studies; inventories; surveys; policies, regulations and guidelines; standards of practice; licenses and permits.


Record number

PC HRC NMC RM 003


National marine and urban park conservation areas management

Description

Includes records related to the administration, management and control of national marine and urban park conservation areas. Records may include information on management planning, zoning, monitoring and reporting, human uses, governance, research, monitoring, Indigenous matters, cooperative management, public consultations.


Note

This COR now includes PC HRC UP CM 003


Document types

Plans, studies; surveys; inventories; statistics; reports; consultation records; meeting minutes/summaries; pamphlets; newsletters; fact sheets; web content; PowerPoint presentations; briefing notes; leases; licenses and permits; agreements.


Record number

PC HRC NMC CM 002


National parks visitor permits and registrations

Description

Information related to regulated activities within national park boundaries, related to visitor discovery and enjoyment of national parks.


Document types

Permits; inventories; descriptions; and guidelines; reports; internal service delivery agreements, memoranda of understanding with partners; partnering agreements; operational policy documents and operational guidelines.


Record number

PC VE NP VPR 009


National parks, marine conservation areas and urban park establishment program

Description

Includes records related to the planning and establishment of national parks, national marine and urban park conservation areas. Records may include information about planning, system planning, identification and selection of potential national park areas, feasibility assessments of proposed national parks, national marines and urban park areas, negotiations of agreements with other governments, including Indigenous organizations, and other federal departments, public consultations, reports to Parliament, strategic environmental assessments, temporary director plans, Indigenous matters and claims, legislative proposals and policies. Records may also include information related to completing the system of national parks and system of national marine conservation areas and to planning the national network of marine protected areas by federal, provincial and territorial marine protected area agencies.


Note

This COR now includes PC HRC UP CP 001; PC HPE NP EP 002.


Document types

Plans; studies; reports; PowerPoint presentations; website content; brochures; newsletters; fact sheets; briefing notes; legal opinions; agreements; meeting minutes and summaries.


Record number

PC HPE NMC EP 001


National program of historical commemoration

Description

Information on the commemoration and designation of sites, persons and events of national historic significance.


Document types

Commemorative integrity statements; Directory of Federal Heritage Designations; Canadian Register of Historic Places; reports; minutes; evaluations; submissions; recommendations; National Historic Sites System Plan; Framework for History and Commemoration; policies, legislation and regulations; historical, architectural and archaeological reports; data base.


Record number

PC HPE NHS EP 001


National urban park conservation program

Description

Includes records related to the planning and establishment of national urban park conservation areas. Records may include information about planning, identification and selection of potential national urban park conservation areas, feasibility assessments of proposed urban park conservation areas, negotiations of agreements with other governments, including Indigenous governments and other federal government departments, public consultations, reports to Parliament, strategic environmental assessments, interim management plans, indigenous matters and claims, legislative proposals and policies.


Document types

Plans; studies; reports; PowerPoint presentations; web content; brochures; newsletters; fact sheets; briefing notes; legal opinions; agreements; meeting minutes and summaries.


Record number

PC HRC UP PC 001


Natural resource management

Description

Information on environmental active management in national parks, including botany, ecology, wildlife, forestry management, climate change, ecological monitoring and restoration, pollution of air, land and water.


Document types

Reports and studies; policies, regulations, guidelines, standards of practice; ecological monitoring and reporting guidelines; and reports data resulting from ecological monitoring programs; video and still photography.


Record number

PC HRC NP NRM 005


Other heritage places conservation - engineering and architectural projects

Description

Information on engineering and architectural projects carried out for the conservation of other heritage places, including planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, equipment, services, utilities, facilities; claims and evaluation.


Document types

Project authorization forms; project briefs; design data; cost estimates; management reports; and project schedules.


Record number

PC HRC OHP EAP 003


Other heritage places designation and conservation programs

Description

Information on the conservation of historic places of national and international significance, namely national historic sites, heritage railway stations, heritage lighthouses, federal heritage buildings, grave sites of Canadian prime ministers, archaeological sites on federal lands and world heritage sites.


Document types

Canadian Register of Historic Places; Directory of Federal Heritage Designations; Register of Federal Heritage Buildings; standards and guidelines for the conservation of historic places in Canada; correspondence; policies, legislation and regulations; contribution agreements; evaluations; reports; training material; data bases; publications; historical, architectural and archaeological research reports; inventories of federal heritage buildings, heritage railway stations, grave sites of Canadian prime ministers, cultural world heritage sites and heritage lighthouses.


Note

This COR now includes PC HPE OHP EP 001


Record number

PC HRC OHP CP 001


Other historic sites conservation - environmental protection

Description

Information on environmental protection in other historic sites, including pollution of air, land and water, as well as regulations, studies and reports concerning environmental protection.


Document types

Correspondence and reports on environmental protection; documents on pollution and pollutants; regulations; reports and official minutes; surveys; studies.


Record number

PC HRC OHP EP 004


Outreach products and initiatives

Description

Information pertaining to products and initiatives developed to reach Canadians, in particular Parks Canada’s priority audiences, in a variety of settings, to facilitate opportunities to learn about, connect with and appreciate places administered by Parks Canada.


Document types

Films; broadcasts; mobile applications; social networking site entries; brochures; booklets; factsheets; interpretation panels; exhibits; photos; reports; guidelines; web pages; policies; inventories; research; and newsletters.


Record number

PC PAU EEC 001


Parks Canada interpretive products

Description

Information related to the various products available to national historic site, national parks, national urban park, national marine conservation areas and heritage canal visitors so that they may experience and understand the significance of the place to Canadians, including the presentation of authentic Indigenous culture experiences and economic business opportunities.


Note

Now includes PC VE NP IP 001; PC VE UP IP 003; PC VE NMC IP 001; PC VE HC IP 001


Document types

Interpretive work plans; interpreter certification and competency documents; Parks Canada visitor opportunities database; VIA Rail Ocean Route onboard interpretation program description and guidelines; Parks Canada Xplorers Program instructions and guidelines; directives on historic weapons and associated technical manuals and other specific program descriptions and guidelines.


Record number

PC VE NHS IP 001


Parks Canada resource protection, prevention and law enforcement

Description

Prevention and enforcement information focused on the protection, the conservations and visitor experience contained in the Canada National Parks Act; the Canada National Marine Conservation Areas Act, the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park Act, the Rouge National Urban Park Act the Species at Risk Act, the Migratory Bird Convention Act and its regulations also contained in the Criminal Code and other complementary legislation such as Historic Canals Regulations (pursuant to the Department of Transport Act) for the purpose of protecting the quality of the visitor experience in Parks Canada sites.


Note

This COR now includes: PC HRC UP PLE 002; PC HRC NMC PLE 001; PC HRC NHS PLE 001; PC HRC OHP PLE 002; PC VE NP PLE 005; PC VE NMC PLE 003; PC VE NHS PLE 003; PC VE HC PLE 003; PC HRC NP PLE 003; PC TTI TM PLE 002


Document types

Correspondence; reports (statistical); internal service delivery agreements; memoranda of understanding with partner agencies; incidents and investigation reports: policies (including directives, guidelines, operational procedures, operational policy documents; and operational guidelines); reports and analyses related to incidents on natural and cultural resources and visitor experience; Information System Database.


Record number

PC VE UP PLE 001


Parks Canada visitor safety

Description

Information related to the fostering of a culture respect, self-reliance and safety among visitors to national historic sites, national parks, urban park, marine conservation are and heritage canals places operated by Parks Canada, to help prevent incidents from occurring and to help solve problems before they escalate and require law enforcement measures.


Note

This COR now includes PC VE NP VS 008; PC VE UP VS 005; PC VE NMC VS 005; PC VE HC VS 005


Document types

Visitor safety program evaluations; national visitor safety management strategy; stakeholder communications; visitor risk management strategies; disclaimers of liability guidelines; occurrence tracking system (now referred to as the Incident and Event Management System) used in national historic sites; national parks; urban park; marine conservation area and heritage canals to record data on search and rescue incidents.


Record number

PC VE NHS VS 005


Species at risk

Description

Information related to the implementation and enforcement of the Species at Risk Act.


Document types

Reports and studies related to species at risk and their habitats; policies, regulations, directives (guiding principles), standards and templates; operational procedures; recovery strategies; action plans; species status assessments produced by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC); habitat maps; spatial analyses; video and still photography.


Record number

PC HRC NP SAR 006


Stakeholder and partner engagement

Description

Documents and tools used to engage stakeholders and partners, including volunteers; the latter are considered privileged stakeholders.


Document types

Policies; reports; guidelines; bulletins; newspaper; presentations; memoranda of understanding; park impact benefit agreements; terms of reference; orders in council; forms; public service announcements; surveys; user guides; and due diligence tools.


Record number

PC PAU SPE 002


Townsite management - infrastructure projects

Description

Information on Infrastructure projects carried out for Parks Canada in relation to planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, equipment, services, utilities, facilities, claims and evaluation of townsites.


Document types

Feasibility studies; options analysis documents; risk assessments; schedules; contracts; project briefs; design data; cost estimates; progress reports; financial reports; project schedules.


Record number

PC TTI TM EP 001


Townsite management - technical references

Description

Reference materials concerning traffic, management operations, snow removal, safety standards for townsites, engineering and projects in national parks, a national historic site and related historic roads.


Document types

Reports; paper and electronic plans, drawings, specifications (contract, construction and manufacturing); codes; standards and guidelines; "as-built" information for specifications; archaeological reports; feasibility studies; field notes; summary and synopsis; and training packages.


Record number

PC TTI TM TR 003


Townsite operations and maintenance

Description

Information concerning the safe operation and maintenance of townsites.


Document types

Inspection reports on bridges, roads, snow sheds, slopes and culverts; operation and maintenance standards; maintenance schedules; incident reports; training records; safety directives; media lines; and communiqués.


Record number

PC TTI TM OM 004


Visitor experience research

Description

Information related to understanding visitor trends and the social characteristics and behaviors of people who visit Parks Canada's places, contact Parks Canada, or use our facilities and services, so Parks Canada can, engage and connect with them, and maintain their support.


Document types

Visitor studies; surveys and related datasets and reports; program evaluation studies and related analysis and reports; market and tourism statistics; ad and media campaign evaluations; transactional data and related analysis; attendance statistics related and reports and database; public opinion research plans.


Record number

PC PPS HPP VER 001


Visitor promotion

Description

Information related to the promotion of Parks Canada and the opportunities available at national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas.


Document types

Marketing plans for field units, national parks; national historic sites and national marine conservation areas; promotional materials such as brochures and flatsheets; webinar presentations; advertising policies, instructions, plans, requests and approvals; partnering and sponsorships agreements for events and initiatives; policies, standards and guidelines related to the application of the Parks Canada brand; plans and results of travel media relations activities; fee-related consultations; plans; programs and Canada Gazette.


Record number

PC PPS HPP VP 002


Water resources

Description

Information on water levels, water rights, hydro power development, hydrometric networks and the use of water resources in our national waterways.


Document types

Hydrological surveys; regulations; reports; surveys; and studies.


Record number

PC TTI TWM WR 001


Organizational contact information

Parks Canada National Office
30 Victoria Street
Gatineau, Quebec
Canada
J8X 0B3

Email: information@pc.gc.ca

Telephone:888-773-8888 (General inquiries)

Telephone — international:819-420-9486 (General inquiries — international)

Teletypewriter:866-787-6221 (TTY)

Parks Canada Agency