Organizational Structure

How we work

Infrastructure Canada reports to Parliament and Canadians through the Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs.

The department is made up of four branches:

The Policy and Communications Branch:

  • identifies and assesses broad infrastructure issues, priorities and needs for potential federal action;
  • reviews and assesses strategic infrastructure investments;
  • conducts research, independently and with partners, which contributes to federal policy development;
  • shares knowledge to create a wider understanding of infrastructure issues affecting cities and communities in Canada and abroad;
  • communicates the department's mandate and coordinates federal communications on infrastructure;
  • provides Access to Information and Privacy and correspondence services; and
  • assists the Associate Deputy Minister and the Deputy Minister in providing policy advice to the Minister.

The Program Operations Branch:

  • implements programs and manages infrastructure funding agreements;
  • provides risk management and analysis, environmental assessment, and program evaluations; and
  • manages the federal Gas Tax transfer to Canadian municipalities which supports environmentally sustainable infrastructure.

The Corporate Services Branch:

  • provides support and services for corporate functions such as procurement, human resources, finance, security, planning and administration, internal audit and evaluation; and
  • provides information management and technology, including the department's major program management system, the Shared Information Management System for Infrastructure or SIMSI.

The Audit and Evaluation Branch:

  • conducts independent, objective, risk-based audits to provide assurance on the governance, risk management, and control processes of the department;
  • assesses the relevance, value and impact of programs and initiatives through evaluation projects; and
  • ensures that the department has timely, strategically-focused, and evidence-based audit and evaluation to support decision-making and priority setting.