How we work
Infrastructure Canada reports to Parliament and Canadians through the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.
The department is made up of five branches:
The Policy and Communications Branch:
- identifies and assesses broad infrastructure issues, priorities, needs for potential federal action, and contributes to federal policy development;
- reviews and assesses strategic infrastructure investments and assists the Associate Deputy Minister and the Deputy Minister in providing policy and communications advice to the Minister; and,
- promotes investments in infrastructure projects and their benefits to Canadians, and takes a leadership role in communicating the federal government's role in infrastructure funding.
The Program Operations Branch:
- implements programs, negotiates and manages infrastructure funding agreements;
- provides risk management and analysis, environmental assessment and Aboriginal consultation determinations and program reporting; and,
- manages the permanent federal Gas Tax transfer to Canadian municipalities which supports local infrastructure priorities.
The Corporate Services Branch:
- provides support and services for corporate functions such as procurement, human resources, finance, security, planning and administration, accommodations, Information Management and Information Technology; and,
- provides Corporate Secretariat services for Executive Committees; integrated risk, performance and planning functions; executive correspondence; access to information and privacy; and parliamentary and cabinet affairs to support governance, consistency and timely decision making.
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.
The Federal Montréal Bridges Branch:
- manages the new Champlain Bridge corridor project;
- works closely with Public Works and Government Services Canada Public-Private Partnerships Canada and various provincial and municipal partners on various aspects of the project; and,
- oversees the work of Jacques-Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI), the federal crown corporation tasked with the management, maintenance and rehabilitation of federal bridges in the Greater Montréal Region.