Info Source 2017

Table of Contents

General Information

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Background

The Office of Infrastructure of Canada (Infrastructure Canada) was created in 2002 as a separate organization under Schedule 1.1 of the Financial Administration Act. The applied name for this organization is Infrastructure Canada. There is no Department of Infrastructure enabling legislation.

Infrastructure Canada was established in 2002 to lead the Government of Canada's effort to address infrastructure challenges. Order in Council 2004-325 authorizes the Minister to enter into transfer payment agreements and contracts related to infrastructure initiatives in Canada. Two of the funding programs managed by the Department operate under legislation. The Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund, which operates under the authority of its own act, the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund Act. The second is the new Gas Tax Fund, which operates under the authority of the Keeping Canada's Economy and Jobs Growing Act, as amended by the Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1.

The Department reports to Parliament through the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.

1. General Overview:

Infrastructure Canada's Program Alignment Architecture has one Strategic Outcome, six Programs, and Internal Services in support of its activities. The information presented in this section is organized according to Infrastructure Canada's Program Alignment Architecture structure:

Strategic Outcome: Public Infrastructure for a More Prosperous Canada

Programs:

  • Funding for Provincial-Territorial Priorities;
  • Permanent and Flexible Public Infrastructure Funding;
  • Investments in National Infrastructure Priorities;
  • Large-Scale Infrastructure Investments;
  • Infrastructure Investments in Small Communities and Rural Areas; and
  • The New Champlain Bridge Corridor project.

Responsibilities

Infrastructure Canada is the main department responsible for federal efforts to enhance Canada's public infrastructure. This is accomplished through three main activities: investments in provincial, territorial and municipal assets; engagement in key partnerships with the provinces, territories, municipalities and the private sector; and the development and implementation of sound policies. The Department ensures that Canadians benefit from world-class public infrastructure from coast to coast to coast.

2. Overview of Infrastructure Canada Programs and Activities

In 2017-2018, Infrastructure Canada will continue to deliver new and existing infrastructure programs to ensure that the federal government's investments in public infrastructure will build communities that are livable, sustainable and prosperous for all Canadians. In addition, the Department will continue to advance the construction of the New Champlain Bridge Corridor project through public-private partnerships.

INFC Institutional Functions, Programs and Activities

Funding for Provincial-Territorial Priorities

This program provides predictable funding to each province and territory to enhance Canada's public infrastructure system. Federal payments to provinces and territories are made in accordance with the terms and conditions of signed funding agreements, including federal acceptance of Capital Plans and Expenditure Reports. Funding through this program leverages additional contributions from other funding partners to increase overall investment in public infrastructure for Canadians. Payments may be made up-front and cost-sharing provisions apply to a Capital Plan as a whole, and not the individual initiatives within a Capital Plan. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Base Fund.

Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Base Fund

This program activity provides base funding to each province and territory for core infrastructure priorities. In addition, per capita funding under the Building Canada Fund for the three territories is managed under this fund. The Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Base Fund was designed to help restore fiscal balance while enhancing Canada's public infrastructure system. It also supports economic competitiveness and productivity, and promotes cleaner air, water and land, and stronger and healthier communities. While payments are made to provinces and territories, ultimate recipients can also include local and regional governments or private sector bodies. In order for federal funding to flow, provinces and territories submit a list of infrastructure initiatives through a capital plan which must be accepted by the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. Payments are made in advance and cost-sharing provisions apply to a capital plan as a whole, and not individual initiatives. Provinces and territories may pool, bank, or cash-manage these funds to give them flexibility in implementation.

Description: Records related to the design and implementation of the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Base Fund which results in infrastructure for: water, wastewater, public transit, highways, green energy, disaster mitigation, solid waste management, Brownfield redevelopment, culture, sports, broadband, local roads, shortline rail, short-sea shipping, regional and local airports, and tourism. As this fund is not application based and details of individual initiatives are not submitted to the department, records therefore include capital plan submissions from provinces and territories including a summary of individual infrastructure initiatives, the eligible category of investment for each, the total eligible cost of each initiative, and an aggregate cost-sharing breakdown of the entire capital plan submission; annual expenditure reports and audit reports from provinces and territories. Records may also include advice related to the possible funding of proposed annual capital submissions.

Document Types: Correspondence, briefing notes, presentations, Cabinet documents, Treasury Board submissions, reports, funding agreements, financial management reports, payment requisitions and payments, legal advice, questions and answers, media analysis and media lines, and news releases.

Record Number: INFC PTB 001

Permanent and Flexible Public Infrastructure Funding

In support of community infrastructure for Canadians, this program provides long-term, predictable and flexible public funding for municipalities, supporting long-term municipal planning and asset management in order to address infrastructure priorities. Funding is provided to build and rehabilitate public infrastructure based on overall compliance with the terms and conditions of the governing funding agreements. Federal funding is provided up-front and does not need to be utilized in the year it was provided. Funding is provided under the renewed Gas Tax Fund.

Gas Tax Fund

This program activity provides municipalities with predictable long-term funding, enabling local decision-making in the building and rehabilitation of core public infrastructure. The federal government entered into Gas Tax Fund Agreements with provinces, territories, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, the Union of British Columbia Municipalities and the City of Toronto. These agreements establish an accountability framework allowing the Government of Canada to flow Gas Tax Fund money twice a year to signatories which in turn, flow funds to municipalities based on an agreed-upon allocation formula. For their part, municipalities decide which projects to prioritize within established investment categories. Projects focus on environmental objectives for economic growth, a cleaner environment and strong and prosperous communities, and increased long-term planning capacities. Municipalities can pool, bank and borrow against this funding, providing significant additional financial flexibility. Eligible recipients are required to report annually on their use of funds and their compliance to terms and conditions of the Gas Tax Fund Agreements.

Description: Records related to the design and implementation of the Gas Tax Fund and its transfer of funding for use by municipalities to support environmentally sustainable municipal infrastructure such as public transit; drinking water; wastewater infrastructure; green energy; solid waste management; and local roads and bridges, highways, local and regional airports, short-line rail, short-sea shipping, disaster mitigation, broadband and connectivity, brownfield redevelopment, culture, tourism, sports infrastructure for community use, amateur training, events, and recreation infrastructure. As this fund is not application based and details of individual projects are not submitted to the department records include those related to the transfer of funding to provinces, territories or other co-signatories to the GTF agreements; management committee meetings; annual expenditure reports containing a list of all eligible projects that have been approved for funding, the location, investment category, amount and identity of all sources of funding, nature of the investment and expected outcomes; and reporting on outcomes of funding, by province or territory. Records may also include Capital Investment Plans from municipalities; Integrated Community Sustainability Plans either by a municipality or at a regional level; federal-provincial guides for municipalities on capital planning, and life cycle asset management, integrated sustainable planning, debt management, regional co-operation, and required accountability reporting.

Document Types: Correspondence, briefing notes, presentations, Cabinet documents, Treasury Board submissions, Memoranda of Understanding, records of decision, meeting agendas and minutes, memoranda, reports, plans, procedures and guidelines, delegation of authority, transfer payment/administrative agreements, annual expenditure reports, audit statements, financial management reports, payment requisitions and payments, legal advice, questions and answers, project listings for communications, media analysis and media lines, and news releases.

Record Number: INFC GAS 001

Investments in National Infrastructure Priorities

This program directs funding to infrastructure projects that help to advance national priorities that are important to Canadians. Funding through this program typically leverages additional contributions from other funding partners for eligible infrastructure projects. Funding is merit-based and is provided on a competitive basis for most of these Transfer Payment programs. Payments are provided based on eligible costs incurred with respect to signed contribution agreements. This program uses funding from the following transfer payments: the New Building Canada Fund-National Infrastructure Component, Green Infrastructure Fund, Border Infrastructure Fund, Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway Fund, Public Transit Infrastructure Fund, Clean Water and Wastewater Fund, Asset Management Fund, and Capacity Building for Climate Change Challenges Fund.

Building Canada Fund-National Infrastructure Component

This program activity provides funding to support projects of national significance, that have broad public benefits, and that contribute to Canada's long-term economic growth and prosperity. As this component of the New Building Canada Fund is a merit-based application-driven program, there are no pre-determined provincial or territorial allocations. Projects will be federally cost-shared on a one-third basis. The maximum federal contribution is 50 per cent for provincially-owned highways and major roads and disaster mitigation projects, as well as public transit projects. The maximum contribution is 25 per cent for projects with for-profit private sector proponents.

For projects located in the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut, the federal government will fund up to 75 per cent of total eligible costs. For projects with a for-profit private sector proponent, however, the maximum would be 25 per cent. Infrastructure Canada is no longer accepting additional applications under the National Infrastructure Component (NIC).

Description: Records related to the design and implementation of the National Infrastructure Component. Includes records related to project proposals submitted by provinces, territories, local or regional governments, public sector bodies, and other eligible non-profit organizations and private sector companies, as well as federal-provincial/territorial discussions on large-scale infrastructure projects in the categories highways and major roads, public transit, rail infrastructure, local and regional airports, port infrastructure, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), and disaster mitigation infrastructure. Records include project summaries; proposals that describe potential projects and their components, cost estimates, expected results and benefits. Also includes reviews of proposed projects under the fund; environmental assessments of approved projects; contribution agreements; and contribution agreement management records.

Document Types: Correspondence, briefing notes, presentations, Cabinet documents, Treasury Board submissions, records of decision, meeting agendas and minutes, memoranda, plans, procedures and guidelines, delegation of authority, contribution agreements, funding proposals, project reviews, environmental assessments and reports, monitoring reports, financial management reports, financial claims and payments, legal advice, questions and answers, media analysis and media lines, and news releases.

Record Number: INFC NIC 001

Green Infrastructure Fund

This program activity supports environmental infrastructure projects that promote cleaner air, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and cleaner water. Targeted investments in green infrastructure can contribute to improving the quality of the environment and a more sustainable economy over the longer term. There are five eligible categories of investment: wastewater infrastructure, green energy generation infrastructure, green energy transmission infrastructure, solid waste infrastructure, and carbon transmission and storage infrastructure. By providing up to 50 per cent federal funding on a cost-shared basis, the fund leverages additional investments from other partners. Eligible recipients include provinces, territories, local or regional governments, public sector bodies, other eligible non-profit organizations and private sector companies, either alone or in partnership with a province, territory or a government body.

Description: Records related to the design and implementation of the Green Infrastructure Fund. Includes records related to the transfer of funds from the Green Infrastructure Fund to other federal departments for high priority initiatives. Includes records related to project proposals submitted by provinces, territories, local or regional governments, public sector bodies, and other eligible non-profit organizations and private sector companies, as well as federal-provincial/territorial discussions on large-scale infrastructure projects in the categories of wastewater infrastructure; green energy generation infrastructure; green energy transmission infrastructure; solid waste infrastructure; and carbon transmission and storage infrastructure. Includes records related to proposals, evaluations and plans for about 20 announced projects (the Economic Action Plan website). Records include project summaries; proposals that describe potential projects and their components, cost estimates, expected results and benefits. Also includes reviews of proposed projects under the fund; environmental assessments of approved projects; contribution agreements; and contribution agreement management records.

Document Types: Correspondence, briefing notes, presentations, Cabinet documents, Treasury Board submissions, records of decision, meeting agendas and minutes, memoranda, plans, procedures and guidelines, delegation of authority, contribution agreements, funding proposals, project reviews, environmental assessments and reports, monitoring reports, financial management reports, financial claims and payments, legal advice, questions and answers, media analysis and media lines, and news releases.

Record Number: INFC GIF 001

Border Infrastructure Fund

This program activity provides funding for investments in physical infrastructure, intelligent transportation system infrastructure and improved analytical capacity at the largest surface border crossings between Canada and the United States, as well as several other crossing points in Canada. Established in 2002, the fund provides up to 50 per cent federal funding to support eligible projects at Canada's border crossings. Transport Canada is the federal partner for the delivery of this program.

Description: Records related to the design and implementation of the Border Infrastructure Fund. Includes records related to proposals, evaluations and plans for projects such as improvements to core National Highway System routes impacted by international trade volumes, inter-modal connectors and facilities, international bridges and tunnels, rail/road grade separations, and intelligent transportation systems. May include records related to briefings and consultations with various private groups, municipal and provincial governments, advisory groups and other concerned organizations. The complete list of a dozen approved projects is provided on the Infrastructure Canada website. Records related to the implementation of the Border Infrastructure Fund may also be found with Transport Canada.

Document Types: Correspondence, briefing notes, presentations, Cabinet documents, Treasury Board submissions, records of decision, meeting agendas and minutes, memoranda, plans, procedures and guidelines, delegation of authority, contribution agreements, application forms, environmental assessments and reports, monitoring reports, financial management reports, financial claims and payments, payment requisitions, legal advice, questions and answers, media analysis and media lines, and news releases.

Record Number: INFC BIF 001

Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway Fund

This program activity provides funding to construct a 137 kilometer all-season road between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk. This includes upgrading a 19 kilometer access road to highway standards, as well as new embankment construction and related structures with final surface topping and additional work to return the land to its original state. The Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway project is expected to contribute and generate economic and social opportunities and benefits for Indigenous people, Northerners and their communities. These benefits include: creation of short-term employment opportunities; more affordable, easier and safer access to regional services; reduction in the cost of living; increase in tourism; supporting economic development and supporting Arctic sovereignty.

Description: Records related to the funding for to construct a 137 kilometer all-season road between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk. Includes records related to proposals, evaluations and plans for projects such as routes, connectors and facilities, grade separations and transportation systems. May include records related to briefings and consultations with various private groups, municipal and provincial governments, advisory groups and other concerned organizations.

Document Types: Correspondence, briefing notes, presentations, records of decision, meeting agendas and minutes, memoranda, plans, procedures and guidelines, delegation of authority, contribution agreements, environmental assessments and reports, monitoring reports, financial management reports, financial claims and payments, payment requisitions, legal advice, questions and answers, media analysis and media lines, and news releases.

Record Number: INFC ITF 001

Public Transit Infrastructure Fund

This program activity will provide short-term funding to help accelerate municipal investments to support the rehabilitation of transit systems, new capital projects, and planning and studies for future transit expansion to foster long-term transit plans. These investments will help to improve commutes, cut air pollution, strengthen communities and grow Canada's economy. The funding is expected to impact transit ridership and improve the customer experience by improving mobility/accessibility, customer safety/security, service reliability and the introduction of new technologies. The federal funding from all sources can be up to 50% in provinces and up to 75% in territories of total eligible costs per project.

Description: Records related to the design and implementation of the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. Includes records related to proposals for projects that support the rehabilitation of public transit systems; the planning of future system improvements and expansions; enhanced asset management; and system optimization and modernization. Includes records related to proposals, evaluations and plans for projects such as routes, connectors and facilities, grade separations and transportation systems. May include records related to briefings and consultations with various private groups, municipal and provincial governments, advisory groups and other concerned organizations.

Document Types: Correspondence, briefing notes, presentations, Cabinet documents, Treasury Board submissions, records of decision, meeting agendas and minutes, memoranda, plans, procedures and guidelines, delegation of authority, contribution agreements, funding proposals, project reviews, environmental assessments and reports, monitoring reports, financial management reports, financial claims and payments, legal advice, questions and answers, media analysis and media lines, and news releases.

Record Number: INFC PTF 001

Clean Water and Wastewater Fund

This program activity provides funding to projects that will contribute to economic growth, clean environment and building stronger communities. The rehabilitation of both water treatment and distribution infrastructure and existing wastewater and storm water treatment systems; collection and conveyance infrastructure; and initiatives that improve asset management, system optimization, and planning for future upgrades to water and wastewater systems. Allocations under the CWWF are based on the amount of water, wastewater and storm water assets owned by municipalities and local services boards and their economic conditions. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of this funding for projects while the provincial government will invest up to 25 per cent. Municipalities, First Nations and local services boards will cover the remaining costs.

Description: Records related to the design and implementation of the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. Includes records related to proposals for projects that support the rehabilitation of both water treatment and distribution infrastructure and existing wastewater and storm water treatment systems; collection and conveyance infrastructure; and initiatives that improve asset management, system optimization, and planning for future upgrades to water and wastewater systems. May include records related to briefings and consultations with various private groups, municipal and provincial governments, advisory groups and other concerned organizations.

Document Types: Correspondence, briefing notes, presentations, Cabinet documents, Treasury Board submissions, records of decision, meeting agendas and minutes, memoranda, plans, procedures and guidelines, delegation of authority, contribution agreements, funding proposals, project reviews, environmental assessments and reports, monitoring reports, financial management reports, financial claims and payments, legal advice, questions and answers, media analysis and media lines, and news releases.

Record Number: INFC CWF 001

Asset Management Fund

This program activity provides funding to municipalities to raise awareness of climate change, its impacts on infrastructure and how municipalities can manage the associated risks; provides technical expertise to municipalities through training and workshops; supports municipal projects, such as hybrid vehicle purchase and solar thermal water heater programs for homes or institutional buildings; gathers and shares relevant knowledge and lessons learned about the experiences gained through the program by participating municipalities with the rest of the municipal sector. The Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) is a program that helps municipalities prepare for, and adapt to, climate change, and to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and funded by the Government of Canada, MCIP is available to all municipalities and their partners.

Description: Records related to the design and implementation of the Asset Management Fund for use by municipalities for services that residents use everyday —drinking water, sewage treatment and roads—rely on infrastructure that is near or past its intended lifecycle and was never designed to withstand rapid changes in climate patterns. May include records related to briefings and consultations with various private groups, municipal and provincial governments, advisory groups and other concerned organizations.

Document Types: Correspondence, briefing notes, presentations, Cabinet documents, Treasury Board submissions, records of decision, meeting agendas and minutes, memoranda, plans, procedures and guidelines, delegation of authority, contribution agreements, funding proposals, project reviews, environmental assessments and reports, monitoring reports, financial management reports, financial claims and payments, legal advice, questions and answers, media analysis and media lines, and news releases.

Record Number: INFC AMF 001

Capacity Building for Climate Change Challenges

This program activity provides funding to build capacity in municipalities to help local governments understand and act on opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and strengthen municipal climate change resilience planning. It is administered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities under the name of "Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program". Delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and funded by the Government of Canada.

Description: Records related to the funding for working collaboratively with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to report on project progress and outcome-based performance measures.

Document Types: Correspondence, briefing notes, presentations, Cabinet documents, Treasury Board submissions, records of decision, meeting agendas and minutes, memoranda, plans, procedures and guidelines, delegation of authority, contribution agreements, funding proposals, project reviews, environmental assessments and reports, monitoring reports, financial management reports, financial claims and payments, legal advice, questions and answers, media analysis and media lines, and news releases.

Record Number: INFC CCC 001

Large-Scale Infrastructure Investments

This program invests in infrastructure projects of national, regional and/or local significance. Funding through this program leverages additional contributions from other funding partners for eligible infrastructure projects. Funding may be jurisdictionally allocated. Actual payments are provided based on eligible costs incurred with respect to signed contribution agreements. This program uses funding from the following transfer payments: the New Building Canada Fund–Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component–National and Regional Projects, Building Canada Fund–Major Infrastructure Component and the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund.

New Building Canada Fund–Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component–National And Regional Projects

The $10-billion Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component (PTIC) provides funding to support infrastructure projects of national, regional and local significance that contribute to objectives related to economic growth, a clean environment and stronger communities. $9-billion in funding under the PTIC will be used to support projects that are nationally and regionally significant (National and Regional Projects), are predominantly medium- and large scale in nature and will encourage job creation and economic growth.

Description: Records related to federal-provincial/territorial negotiation on major projects with national and regional strategic importance in the categories of highways and major roads; public transit; connectivity and broadband; drinking water, wastewater, solid waste management, green energy, innovation, brownfield redevelopment, disaster mitigation infrastructure, local and regional airports, short-line rail, short-sea shipping and northern infrastructure (applies to Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories only).

Document Types: Correspondence, briefing notes, presentations, Treasury Board submissions, records of decision, meeting agendas and minutes, memoranda, plans, procedures and guidelines, delegation of authority, contribution agreements, funding proposals, project reviews, environmental assessments and reports, monitoring reports, financial management reports, financial claims and payments, payment requisitions, legal advice, questions and answers, media analysis and media lines, and news releases.

Record Number: INFC NRP 001

Building Canada Fund–Major Infrastructure Component

This program activity targets larger infrastructure projects of national or regional significance. It increases overall investment in public infrastructure and contributes to broad federal objectives of: economic growth, a cleaner environment and strong and prosperous communities. At least two-thirds of the funding is targeted to national priorities: water, wastewater, public transit, the core national highway system and green energy. The Major Infrastructure Component has 13 additional eligible categories of investment, and priority projects are identified through discussions with provinces. By providing federal funding on a cost-shared basis, it leverages additional contributions from other partners to increase overall investment in infrastructure. Eligible recipients include provinces, local or regional governments and private sector bodies, including non-profit organizations. Projects must be supported by a business case and undergo a federal review and approval against key program criteria. Transport Canada is the federal partner for delivery of transport priorities under this program.

Description: Records related to federal-provincial/territorial negotiation on major projects with national and regional strategic importance in the categories of core national highway system routes, drinking water, wastewater, public transit and green energy, solid waste management, short-line rail and short-sea shipping, broadband, tourism and regional and local airports, disaster mitigation, culture, sports infrastructure for community use, amateur training, and events, local roads and bridges, and Brownfield Redevelopment. Includes records related to proposals, evaluations and plans for more than 197 projects. Records include project overviews that include an assessment of basic eligibility, financial and legal requirements, benefits, risk mitigation and minimum federal requirements, as well as advice relating to the possible funding of proposed projects under the component. Records also include environmental assessments; negotiation of contribution agreements with eligible recipients; signed contribution agreements and contribution agreement management records. Records related to the implementation of transportation projects may also be found with Transport Canada.

Document Types: Correspondence, briefing notes, presentations, Cabinet documents, Treasury Board submissions, records of decision, meeting agendas and minutes, memoranda, plans, procedures and guidelines, delegation of authority, contribution agreements, funding proposals, project reviews, environmental assessments and reports, monitoring reports, financial management reports, payment requisitions, financial claims and payments, legal advice, questions and answers, media analysis and media lines, and news releases.

Record Number: INFC BCM 001

Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund

This program activity supports projects that sustain economic growth and enhance the quality of life of Canadians. Investments are made in cooperation with the provinces, territories, municipalities, and the private sector, and contribute to the construction, renewal and/or enhancement of public infrastructure. The Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund leverages additional contributions from other partners by providing up to 50 per cent funding for eligible projects. Transport Canada is a federal partner for delivery of this program. Regional Development Agencies were federal partners for delivery of the program up until 2012-2013.

Description: Records related to federal-provincial/territorial negotiation on major projects with national and regional strategic importance in the categories of highways and railways, local transportation (including public transit), tourism or urban development, water or sewage, and broadband. Includes records related to proposals, evaluations and plans for 91 projects. The complete list of approved projects is available on the Infrastructure Canada website. Records include reviews of business cases; advice relating to the possible funding of proposed projects under the fund; environmental assessments; contribution agreements; and contribution agreement management records. Records related to the implementation of this fund may also be found with federal delivery partners: Transport Canada, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada  Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Western Economic Diversification, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

Document Types: Correspondence, briefing notes, presentations, Cabinet documents, Treasury Board submissions, records of decision, meeting agendas and minutes, memoranda, plans, procedures and guidelines, delegation of authority, contribution agreements, funding proposals, project reviews, environmental assessments and reports, monitoring reports, financial management reports, financial claims and payments, payment requisitions, legal advice, questions and answers, media analysis and media lines, and news releases.

Record Number: INFC CSI 001

Infrastructure Investments in Small Communities and Rural Areas

This program invests in infrastructure projects in small communities and rural areas in support of local and/or regional priorities and economies. Funding through this program leverages additional contributions from other funding partners for eligible infrastructure projects. Funding may be jurisdictionally allocated. Payments are provided based on eligible costs incurred with respect to signed contribution agreements. This program uses funding from the following transfer payments: the New Building Canada Fund-Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component-Small Communities Fund, Building Canada Fund- Communities Component and the National Recreational Trails program.

New Building Canada Fund–Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component–Small Communities Fund

The $10-billion Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component (PTIC) provides support for projects of national, local or regional significance. This includes the Small Communities Fund (PTIC–SCF) that will provide $1 billion for projects in municipalities with fewer than 100,000 residents. In the provinces, most projects will be federally cost-shared on a one-third basis. In the case of provincially-owned highways and major roads, as well as public transit projects, the maximum federal contribution to any single project could be up to 50 per cent. For projects located in the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut, the federal government could contribute up to 75 per cent of total eligible costs. Any projects with a for-profit private sector proponent, the maximum federal contribution are 25 per cent.

Description: Records related to the design and implementation of the New Building Canada Fund - Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component-Small Communities Fund. Includes records related to proposals for projects that result in: public transit, drinking water, wastewater, solid waste management, green energy, innovation, connectivity and broadband, brownfield redevelopment, disaster mitigation infrastructure, local and regional airports, short-line rail, short-sea shipping, highways and major roads and northern infrastructure (applies to Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories only).

Document Types: Correspondence, briefing notes, presentations, Treasury Board submissions, records of decision, meeting agendas and minutes, memoranda, plans, procedures and guidelines, delegation of authority, contribution agreements, application forms, environmental assessments and reports, monitoring reports, invoices, statements, receipts and vouchers, financial management reports, financial claims and payments, payment requisitions, legal advice, questions and answers, media analysis and media lines, and news releases.

Record Number: INFC PTIC–SCF 001

Building Canada Fund–Communities Component

This program activity addresses the unique infrastructure pressures facing smaller communities with populations of less than 100,000. Projects are cost-shared with provincial, territorial and municipal government, with each order of government generally contributing one-third of the eligible costs. The fund supports the construction, renewal and enhancement of basic infrastructure such as potable water, wastewater treatment, local roads and other infrastructure needs of small communities. Regional Development Agencies are federal partners for delivery of this program.

Description: Records related to the design and implementation of the Building Canada Fund – Communities Component. Includes records related to proposals for projects that result in short-sea shipping, shortline railways, local and regional airports, connectivity and broadband, tourism, wastewater infrastructure, public transit, green energy, solid waste management, drinking water, disaster mitigation, Brownfield redevelopment, roads and bridges, sports infrastructure for community use, amateur training, events and culture. Records include umbrella agreements between Canada and the provinces for funding municipalities' projects, applications for funding with project descriptions, business case, project costing, ongoing operation and maintenance, engineering, technology, project management and governance. Records also include project review, advice and selection, eligible and ineligible costs, disposal of assets, environmental management, audit and evaluation, performance management, risk management, financial claims and payments, and communications management. Also includes records related to the federal-provincial oversight committee that administers the funding. Records related to the implementation of the Building Canada Fund – Communities Component may also be found with federal delivery partners: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Western Economic Diversification, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

Document Types: Correspondence, briefing notes, presentations, Cabinet documents, Treasury Board submissions, records of decision, meeting agendas and minutes, memoranda, plans, procedures and guidelines, delegation of authority, contribution agreements, application forms, environmental assessments and reports, monitoring reports, invoices, statements, receipts and vouchers, financial management reports, financial claims and payments, payment requisitions, legal advice, questions and answers, media analysis and media lines, and news releases.

Record Number: INFC BCC 001

The New Champlain Bridge Corridor Project

The New Champlain Bridge Corridor Project is one of the largest infrastructure projects in North America. The corridor-wide project not only includes a new bridge for the St. Lawrence, but a new île des Soeurs Bridge and reconstruction and widening of the federal portion of Autoroute 15. Through a public-private partnership (PPP), the Government of Canada intends to deliver a world-class project on time and in a manner that ensures the best value for Canadian taxpayers. The project will create thousands of jobs and have a positive impact on the local, regional and national economies.

Infrastructure Canada is the project authority charged with delivering the New Champlain Bridge Corridor Project which will provide a safe, secure and efficient crossing for local residents and commuters and commercial traffic in the Montreal region. The new bridge will contribute to the increased capacity and efficiency of gateway and corridor infrastructure in the region, and nationally. The Project is to be carried out as a public-private partnership.

Description: Records related to the design and implementation of the New Champlain Bridge Corridor Project. Includes records related to the transfer of funds to other federal departments. Includes records submitted by the province, local or regional governments, public sector bodies, First Nations, and other not-for-profit organizations and private sector companies, as well as federal-provincial discussions on the project. Includes records related to proposals, evaluations and plans for the New Champlain Bridge Corridor Project. Records include project summaries; technical and financial proposals that describe potential engineering of the projects, and its cost and revenue estimates, expected results and benefits. Include records related to briefings and consultations with various private groups, municipal and provincial governments, advisory groups and other concerned organizations. Includes documents related to property acquisition and First Nations consultations. Also includes reviews of various reports; environmental assessment contracts and contract management records. May include agreements negotiated with various third parties.

Document Types: Correspondence, briefing notes, presentations, Cabinet documents, Treasury Board submissions, records of decision, meeting agendas and minutes, memoranda, plans, procedures and guidelines, delegation of authority, funding proposals, project reviews, environmental assessments and reports, monitoring reports, financial management reports, financial claims and payments, legal advice, questions and answers, media analysis and media lines, and news releases.

Record Number: INFC NBS 001

Internal Services

Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Acquisitions; Communications Services; Financial Management; Human Resources Management; Information Management; Information Technology; Legal Services; Management and Oversight Services; Material; Real Property; Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program.

Acquisitions

Acquisition Services involve activities undertaken to acquire a good or service to fulfill a properly completed request (including a complete and accurate definition of requirements and certification that funds are available) until entering into or amending a contract.

Communications Services

Communications Services involve activities undertaken to ensure that Government of Canada communications are effectively managed, well coordinated and responsive to the diverse information needs of the public. The communications management function ensures that the public – internal or external – receives government information, and that the views and concerns of the public are taken into account in the planning, management and evaluation of policies, programs, services and initiatives.

Financial Management

Financial Management Services involve activities undertaken to ensure the prudent use of public resources, including planning, budgeting, accounting, reporting, control and oversight, analysis, decision support and advice, and financial systems.

Human Resources Management

Human Resources Management Services involve activities undertaken for determining strategic direction, allocating resources among services and processes, as well as activities relating to analyzing exposure to risk and determining appropriate countermeasures. They ensure that the service operations and programs of the federal government comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and/or plans.

Information Management

Information Management Services involve activities undertaken to achieve efficient and effective information management to support program and service delivery; foster informed decision making; facilitate accountability, transparency, and collaboration; and preserve and ensure access to information and records for the benefit of present and future generations.

Information Technology

Information Technology Services involve activities undertaken to achieve efficient and effective use of information technology to support government priorities and program delivery, to increase productivity, and to enhance services to the public.

Legal services involve activities undertaken to enable government departments and agencies to pursue policy, program and service delivery priorities and objectives within a legally sound framework.

Management and Oversight Services

Management and Oversight Services involve activities undertaken for determining strategic direction, and allocating resources among services and processes, as well as those activities related to analyzing exposure to risk and determining appropriate countermeasures. They ensure that the service operations and programs of the federal government comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and/or plans.

Materiel

Materiel Services involve activities undertaken to ensure that materiel can be managed by departments in a sustainable and financially responsible manner that supports the cost-effective and efficient delivery of government programs.

Real Property

Real Property Services involve activities undertaken to ensure real property is managed in a sustainable and financially responsible manner, throughout its life cycle, to support the cost-effective and efficient delivery of government programs.

Travel and Other Administrative Services

Travel and Other Administrative Services include Government of Canada (GC) travel services, as well as those other internal services that do not smoothly fit with any of the internal services categories

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  • Standard of Classes of Records (CoRs)
    • Standard of Personal Information Banks (PIBs)

Unrelated Information Holdings

Infrastructure Policy

Description: Records related to the identification and assessment of broad infrastructure issues, priorities and needs for potential federal action including the development of infrastructure plans and programs; and strategic infrastructure funding priority investments. Includes records related to the development of policy proposals; advice and recommendations related to public infrastructure; monitoring and support of the federal/provincial issues and discussion; and, coordination with federal stakeholders. Also includes records related to research, independently and in conjunction with partners, which contributes to federal development policy.

Document Types: Correspondence, Memoranda of Understanding, briefing notes, memoranda, contracts, studies, Cabinet documents, Treasury Board submissions, press releases, presentations, key messages, speeches, newsletters, meeting agendas and minutes, policies and guidelines, agreements, publications, and question period notes.

Record Number: INF POL 001

Classes of Personal Information

Classes of Personal Information describe personal information that is not used for administrative purposes or is not retrievable by personal identifiers; for example, unsolicited opinions, complaints, or correspondence.

This information is stored as part of the general subject files, the records of which are not normally retrievable by name of individual or other personal identifier. Specifics must be provided concerning the subject matter, related program activity, as well as the date on which the information was received by the Department and to whom it was addressed.

The personal information contained in these subject files is retained for the same period of time as the related subject information and is disposed of according to the appropriate subject records schedules.

Personal Information Banks

INFC-Specific Personal Information Banks (PPU, PPE)

An institution-specific personal information bank (PIB) is a type of PIB that describes personal information about members of the general public and federal employees (current and former) that is contained in the records of a specific federal government institution. This type of PIB is recognized by the unique identifier PPU or PPE. INFC does not hold any institution-specific PIB.

INFC- Specific Central Personal Information Banks (PCU, PCE)

An institution-specific central PIB is a type of PIB maintained by central agencies such as the Public Service Commission, Public Works and Government Services Canada, and the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat that describes information about current and former federal employees. This type of PIB is recognized by the unique identifier PCE or PCU. INFC does not provide any information to and does not hold an institution-specific central PIB.

Manuals

Given that Infrastructure Canada provides funding to provinces, territories, municipalities and other stakeholder organizations and does not deliver programs to individual citizens, the department has no manuals such as instructions, handbooks or procedures used by employees in administering institutional programs that affect the general public.

Additional Information

Contact Information

The Government of Canada encourages the release of information through informal requests. You may wish to consult Infrastructure Canada's completed Access to Information summaries and open data (Please see Completed Access to Information Requests). To make an informal request, contact:

Sylvie Plourde
Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator
180 Kent Street, 11th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 0B6
Telephone: 613-957-2460
Facsimile: 613-948-9393
Sylvie.Plourde@canada.ca

Please see the Introduction to this publication for information on formal access procedures under the provisions of the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act.

Mailing Your Request

To make a formal request by mail, please complete either the Access to Information Request Form or the Personal Information Request Form, or include a letter indicating that your request is made in accordance with the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act and describe the information you are seeking. Please include relevant details to help the ATIP Office find the information you are requesting. Mail your request to:

Sylvie Plourde
Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator
180 Kent Street, 11th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 0B6
Telephone: 613-957-2460
Facsimile: 613-948-9393
Sylvie.Plourde@canada.ca

A $5 application fee applies to only Access to Information requests. There is no fee for requests for personal information.

For further information about the programs and activities of Infrastructure Canada, please contact:

General Enquiries
Infrastructure Canada
Communications
180 Kent Street, Suite 1100
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 0B6
Telephone: 613-948-1148
Toll Free: 1-800-622-6232
Internet: Infrastructure Canada

For more information: INFC's Transparency section

Reading Room

In accordance with the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act, the applicant has the right to request onsite review of material.

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