2017-18
Departmental Plan - Planned Results: What We Want to Achieve This Year and Beyond


Programs

Program 1.1: Funding for Provincial-Territorial Priorities

Description

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 Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Base Fund transfer payment.

Planning highlights

As provinces and territories continue to complete initiatives under this program, the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Base Fund provides predictable funding to help them address their core infrastructure priorities. Key planning highlights for 2017-18 include:

  • Continuing to administer the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Base Fund, focusing on program stewardship and prudent management; and,
  • Focusing on transfer payment program close-out in provinces and territories that meet all applicable program end requirements, by reviewing and accepting the planned final Expenditure Reports required to release final federal payments to jurisdictions under the program.
Planned results

Expected results

Performance indicators

Target

Date to achieve target

2013-14
Actual results

2014-15 Actual
results

2015-16 Actual
results

Funding for provincial-territorial priorities leverages investments in infrastructure by other partners to increase overall investment in public infrastructure for Canadians

Funding leveraged from partners as a percentage of federal funding for provinces

100%

March 31, 2018

156%*

156%*

156%*

Funding leveraged from partners as a percentage of federal funding for territories

33%

March 31, 2018

50%

50%

51%

* Canada supports up to 50% of identified costs in Provinces, or 75% in Territories. Infrastructure Canada’s target is to have 100% of federal funding matched by provinces, however provision of additional funding from partners would therefore increase the leverage of federal funds to over 100%.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

2017-18
Main Estimates

2017-18
Planned spending

2018-19
Planned spending

2019-20
Planned spending

56,608,537

56,608,537

27,826,737

126,737


Human resources (full-time equivalents)

2017-18
Planned full-time equivalents

2018-19
Planned full-time equivalents

2019-20
Planned full-time equivalents

1

1

1

Program 1.2: Permanent and Flexible Infrastructure Funding

Description

In support of community infrastructure for Canadians, this program provides long-term and predictable 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 agreements. Federal funding is provided up-front and does not need to be used in the year it is provided. This program uses funding from the Gas Tax Fund transfer payment.

Planning highlights

To provide municipalities with federal financial support for their infrastructure priorities, key planning highlights under this program include:

  • Continuing to work collaboratively with provincial, territorial and municipal partners to ensure that municipalities have ongoing access to funding to build and improve municipal infrastructure;
  • Continuing to work collaboratively with provincial, territorial and municipal partners to update project and performance reporting frameworks to reflect the recommendations in the 2016 report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development report "Federal Support for Sustainable Municipal Infrastructure;" and
  • Continuing to implement the renewed federal-provincial/territorial administrative agreements for the Gas Tax Fund. Other activities will include aligning performance measures with those of the new "Investing in Canada" transfer payment programs, and working with provincial, territorial and municipal partners to better manage the infrastructure assets.
Planned results

Expected results

Performance indicators

Target

Date to achieve target

2013-14
Actual results

2014-15 Actual
results

2015-16 Actual
results

Provinces and territories and municipal associations are accountable for funding provided to local governments through Permanent and Flexible Public Infrastructure Funding

Percentage of jurisdictions in compliance with agreement reporting requirements

100%

March 31, 2018

93% submitted annual expenditure reports

93% submitted annual expenditure reports

93% submitted annual expenditure reports

Municipalities have access to Permanent and Flexible Infrastructure Funding to build and improve infrastructure

Percentage of Gas Tax Fund allocation flowed to agreement signatories

100%

March 31, 2018

100%

100%

100%


Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

2017-18
Main Estimates

2017-18
Planned spending

2018-19
Planned spending

2019-20
Planned spending

2,074,765,524

2,074,765,524

2,173,390,051

2,173,483,440


Human resources (full-time equivalents)

2017-18
Planned full-time equivalents

2018-19
Planned full-time equivalents

2019-20
Planned full-time equivalents

23

23

23

Program 1.3: Investments in National Infrastructure Priorities

Description

This program directs funding to infrastructure projects that help to advance national priorities that are important to Canadians. Funding is provided through merit-based review of proposals (by Infrastructure Canada or the Federation of Canadian Municipalities), or notional allocations to provinces and territories. Funding through this program leverages additional contributions from other funding partners for eligible infrastructure projects or capacity building initiatives. Payments are provided as work progresses under the terms of 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.

Planning highlights

The planning highlights for this program fall under the following eight transfer payment programs

New Building Canada Fund-National Infrastructure Component:

The New Building Canada Fund – National Infrastructure Component provides funding for projects of national significance, particularly those that support trade, economic growth and prosperous communities. The Department is no longer accepting applications for this transfer payment program but for all projects where applications have been submitted, key planning highlights for 2017-18 under the New Building Canada Fund-National Infrastructure Component include:

  • Continuing to work collaboratively with project proponents to review and approve projects in a transparent and streamlined way;
  • Negotiating and signing contribution agreements; and
  • Implementing project-specific agreements, ensuring that the terms of these agreements are respected, that claims are processed efficiently, and that projects' progress are in compliance with agreement conditions.

Green Infrastructure Fund:

To provide funding for public infrastructure projects that contribute to cleaner air, cleaner water and reduced greenhouse gas emissions and to support a more sustainable economy over the long term, key planning highlights under the Green Infrastructure Fund include:

  • Negotiating final contribution agreements for green infrastructure projects announced as funding priorities;
  • Overseeing the implementation of project-specific agreements, ensuring that the terms of these agreements are respected, that claims are processed efficiently, and that projects are completed in compliance with agreement conditions allowing for diligent close out of projects; and
  • Collaborating with partners to amend individual project agreements, allowing sufficient time for recipients to complete all projects.

This program is no longer accepting new applications. As per Budget 2016, Infrastructure Canada is planning to transfer remaining uncommitted funds from older federal infrastructure programs to the Gas Tax fund by March, 2017.

Border Infrastructure Fund:

As funding under the Border Infrastructure Fund is entirely committed to projects, the Department will continue to work closely with Transport Canada to monitor the final two projects under the Border Infrastructure Fund.

Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway Fund:

The construction of the first all-season road between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk will connect southern Canada to the Arctic Coast of the Beaufort Sea. The Highway construction is on schedule and set to open in the fall of 2017. Key planning highlights under this fund include:

  • Overseeing and ensuring the sound administration of the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway Fund with a focus on program stewardship, sound environmental management and prudent program management;
  • Flowing milestone payments to the Government of the Northwest Territories according to the terms and conditions of the agreement; and
  • Preparing to close the program, ensuring that all elements in the Contribution Agreement have been satisfied.

Public Transit Infrastructure Fund:

The Public Transit Infrastructure Fund, announced in Budget 2016, provides funding to help accelerate municipal investments in public transit, specifically to support the rehabilitation of transit systems, new capital projects, and planning and studies for future transit expansion. In early February 2017, all funding agreements with provinces and territories had been signed and $1,798,302,055 had been committed to 404 projects. Key planning highlights for 2017-18 under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund include:

  • Engaging with provinces and territories to implement the program in a timely manner;
  • Working with provincial and territorial partners to effectively govern the program by implementing signed contribution agreements and, ensuring that the terms of these agreements are respected, and that claims are processed efficiently; and
  • Working collaboratively with provincial and territorial partners to report on project progress and outcome-based performance measures.

Clean Water and Wastewater Fund:

The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund, announced in Budget 2016, provides funding for projects that will provide Canadian communities with more reliable water and wastewater systems. This includes the rehabilitation of water treatment and distribution infrastructure and wastewater and storm water treatment systems, design and planning for upgrades to wastewater treatment infrastructure to meet applicable regulatory requirements, and system optimization. In early February 2017, all funding agreements with provinces and territories had been signed and $797,371,376 had been committed to 603 projects. Key planning highlights for 2017-18 under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund include:

  • Engaging with provinces and territories to implement the program in a timely manner;
  • Working with provincial and territorial partners to effectively govern the program though by implementing signed contribution agreements, and ensure that the terms of these agreements are respected, that claims are processed efficiently; and
  • Working collaboratively with provincial and territorial partners to report on project progress and outcome-based performance measures.

Asset Management Fund:

The Asset Management Fund provides funding to support improved asset management and data collection at the community-level. It is administered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities under the name of "Municipal Asset Management Program". The planning highlight for 2017-18 under the Asset Management Fund is:

  • Working collaboratively with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to report on project progress and outcome-based performance measures.

Capacity Building for Climate Change Challenges Fund:

The Capacity Building for Climate Change Challenges Fund 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". The planning highlight for 2017-18 under Capacity Building for Climate Change Challenges Fund is:

  • Working collaboratively with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to report on project progress and outcome-based performance measures.

The planned activities under this program contribute to organizational Priority 1, as outlined in the Plans at a Glance section, and are aligned with the Minister's mandate letter and subsequent federal commitments related to the development of a long-term plan to deliver significant new infrastructure funding. For more information on organizational priorities, see the Minister's mandate letter.

Planned results

Expected results

Performance indicators

Target*

Date to achieve target

2013-14
Actual results***

2014-15 Actual
results**

2015-16 Actual
results**

Infrastructure Canada's funding leverages investments in infrastructure by other partners to increase overall investment in public infrastructure for Canadians

Funding leveraged from partners as a percentage of federal funding (committed)

101%

March 31, 2018

N/A***

160%

154%

National priority infrastructure projects delivered using traditional procurement are implemented that promote economic growth, livable communities and a cleaner environment

Number of national infrastructure priority projects completed

2

March 31, 2018

N/A***

12

13

Value of national infrastructure priority projects completed

$86,607,906

March 31, 2018

N/A***

$1.5 billion

$1.6 billion

* Annual targets are based on a roll-up of the following transfer payment programs: the New Building Canada Fund-National Infrastructure Component, the Green Infrastructure Fund, the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway Fund, the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. Targets are based on the number of projects for which funding has been committed and are expected to be completed in 2017-18.
** Actual results are based on a roll-up of the following transfer payment programs: the New Building Canada Fund-National Infrastructure Component, the Green Infrastructure Fund, the Border Infrastructure Fund, and the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway Fund.
*** Actual results are unavailable as the 2013-2014 performance indicators were different from those listed in this table.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

2017-18
Main Estimates

2017-18
Planned spending

2018-19
Planned spending

2019-20
Planned spending

3,058,211,074

3,058,211,074

2,627,519,290

701,008,922Footnote1


Human resources (full-time equivalents)

2017-18
Planned full-time equivalents

2018-19
Planned full-time equivalents

2019-20
Planned full-time equivalents

46

51

231

Program 1.4: Large-Scale Infrastructure Investments

Description

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 as work progresses under the terms of signed contribution agreements. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment programs: 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.

Planning highlights

The planning highlights for this program fall under the following three transfer payment programs:

New Building Canada Fund-Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component-National and Regional Projects:

To provide funding for nationally and regionally significant infrastructure projects that contribute to increased trade and economic growth, key planning highlights for 2017-18 under the New Building Canada Fund-Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component-National and Regional Projects include:

  • Continuing to work with provincial and territorial partners to review and approve projects that have been prioritized by provinces and territories in a transparent and streamlined way, and ensuring that all funding has been prioritized to projects by March 31, 2018;
  • Negotiating and signing contribution agreements for projects approved in principle; and
  • Implementing project-specific agreements, ensuring that the terms of these agreements are respected, that claims are processed efficiently, and that projects progress is in compliance with agreement conditions.

Building Canada Fund-Major Infrastructure Component:

To provide funding for larger infrastructure projects of national or regional significance that contribute to a competitive economy, cleaner environment and livable communities, key planning highlights under the Building Canada Fund-Major Infrastructure Component include:

  • Completing project reviews and approvals in a transparent and efficient way, and signing project-specific agreements for major infrastructure projects announced as funding priorities under the 2007 Building Canada Fund;
  • Continuing to work with partners to implement project-specific agreements to ensure that the terms of the agreements are respected, that claims are processed efficiently and that projects are completed in compliance with agreement conditions; and
  • Collaborating with partners to amend individual project agreements and to allow sufficient time for recipients to complete all projects.

All provinces and territories were given until March 31, 2016 to prioritize funding under Building Canada Fund-Major Infrastructure Component toward proposed projects. As per Budget 2016, Infrastructure Canada is planning to transfer remaining uncommitted funds from older federal infrastructure programs to the Gas Tax Fund by March 31, 2017.

Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund:

To provide funding for quality, cost-effective public infrastructure that meets the needs of Canadians, key planning highlights under the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund include:

  • Continuing to work with partners to implement project-specific agreements, in collaboration with partners and ensure that the terms of the agreements are respected and that claims are processed efficiently; that projects are completed in compliance with agreement conditions; and
  • Collaborating with partners to amend individual project agreements, allowing sufficient time for recipients to complete all projects.

This program is no longer accepting new applications.

Planned results

Expected results

Performance indicators

Target*

Date to achieve target

2013-14
Actual results

2014-15 Actual
results

2015-16 Actual
results

Infrastructure Canada's funding leverages investments in infrastructure by other partners to increase overall investment in public infrastructure for Canadians

Funding leveraged from partners as a percentage of federal funding (committed)

165%

March 31, 2018

N/A**

200%

191%

Large-scale infrastructure projects delivered using traditional procurement are implemented that promote a stronger economy, livable communities and a cleaner environment

Number of large-scale infrastructure projects completed

45

March 31, 2018

N/A**

146

176

Value of large-scale infrastructure projects completed

$2,962,024,626

March 31, 2018

N/A**

$13.7 billion

$9.9 billion

Large-scale projects delivered as public-private partnerships (P3) are implemented that promote economic growth***

Number of large-scale projects delivered as a P3

2

March 31, 2018

N/A***

N/A***

8

Value of large-scale projects delivered as a P3

$2,672,496,752

March 31, 2018

N/A***

N/A***

$4.9 billion

* Annual targets are based on a roll-up of the following transfer payment programs: the New Building Canada Fund-Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component-National and Regional Projects, the Building Canada Fund-Major Infrastructure Component and the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund. Targets are based on the number of projects for which funding has been committed and are expected to be completed in 2017-18.
** Actual results for 2013-2014 are unavailable as these performance indicators were not applied until 2014-2015.
*** This performance indicator was first measured in 2015-2016.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

2017-18
Main Estimates

2017-18
Planned spending

2018-19
Planned spending

2019-20
Planned spending

1,026,254,190

1,026,254,190

1,130,874,062

1,376,729,238


Human resources (full-time equivalents)

2017-18
Planned full-time equivalents

2018-19
Planned full-time equivalents

2019-20
Planned full-time equivalents

84

81

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Program 1.5: Infrastructure Investments in Small Communities and Rural Areas

Description

This program invests in infrastructure projects in small communities and rural areas to support 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 payment programs: the New Building Canada Fund-Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component-Small Communities Fund and the Building Canada Fund-Communities Component.

Planning highlights

The planning highlights for this program fall under the two following transfer payment programs:

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

To provide funding for local projects in communities of less than 100,000 people, key planning highlights for 2017-18 under the New Building Canada Fund-Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component-Small Communities Fund include:

  • Working with provincial and territorial partners to oversee the delivery of the program and ensure that all funding has been prioritized to projects by March 31, 2018;
  • Working with provincial and territorial partners to effectively govern the program by adhering to the terms of signed contribution agreements, including the efficient processing of claims; and,
  • Reviewing program performance measures to align with those of the new "Investing in Canada" programs which are more outcome-focused, and working with provincial, territorial and municipal partners to improve the management of infrastructure assets.

Building Canada Fund-Communities Component:

To provide funding for local projects in communities of less than 100,000 people, key planning highlights under the Building Canada Fund-Communities Component include:

  • continuing to work with Federal Delivery Partners and provinces to complete requirements for project closure, monitoring ongoing projects and preparing for program close-out. All provinces and territories were given until March 31, 2016 to prioritize funding under Building Canada Fund-Communities Component toward proposed projects. As per Budget 2016, Infrastructure Canada is planning to transfer remaining uncommitted funds from older federal infrastructure programs to the Gas Tax Fund by March 31, 2017.
Planned results

Expected results

Performance indicators

Target*

Date to achieve target

2013-14
Actual results

2014-15 Actual
results

2015-16 Actual
results

Infrastructure Canada's funding leverages investments in infrastructure by other partners to increase overall investment in public infrastructure for Canadians

Funding leveraged from partners as a percentage of federal funding (committed)

194%

March 31, 2018

253%

232%

216%

Infrastructure projects are implemented that promote a cleaner environment for small communities and rural areas

Number of small communities/ rural areas infrastructure projects completed

74

March 31, 2018

N/A**

N/A**

266

Value of small communities/ rural areas infrastructure projects completed

$213,090,593

March 31, 2018

N/A**

N/A**

$842 million

Infrastructure projects are implemented that promote liveable small communities and rural areas

Number of small communities/ rural areas infrastructure projects completed

86

March 31, 2018

N/A**

N/A**

598

Value of small communities/ rural areas infrastructure projects completed

$227,791,829

March 31, 2018

N/A**

N/A**

$1.25 billion

Infrastructure projects are implemented that promote stronger, small and rural economies

Number of small communities/rural areas infrastructure projects completed

26

March 31, 2018

N/A**

N/A**

228

Value of small communities/rural areas infrastructure projects completed

$118,705,368

March 31, 2018

N/A**

N/A**

$553 million

* Annual targets are based on a roll-up of the following transfer payment programs: the New Building Canada Fund-Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component-Small Communities Fund and the Building Canada Fund-Communities Component. Targets are based on the number of projects for which funding has been committed and are expected to be completed in 2017-18.
** Before 2015-2016, performance indicators for investments in smaller communities were different from the ones used in this table.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

2017-18
Main Estimates

2017-18
Planned spending

2018-19
Planned spending

2019-20
Planned spending

162,625,742

162,625,742

199,623,092

250,701,530


Human resources (full-time equivalents)

2017-18
Planned full-time equivalents

2018-19
Planned full-time equivalents

2019-20
Planned full-time equivalents

15

15

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Program 1.6: New Bridge for the St. Lawrence Corridor Project (The New Champlain Bridge Corridor project)

Description

In support of the Government of Canada's economic and safety priorities, this program ensures the overall delivery of the new bridge for the St. Lawrence corridor project in Montréal, Quebec. Infrastructure Canada is the project authority charged with overseeing the delivery of this project which will provide a safe, secure and efficient crossing for local residents, commuters and commercial traffic. The new bridge and its corridor will contribute to the increased capacity and efficiency of gateway and corridor infrastructure regionally and nationally. The project is to be carried out as a public-private partnership.

New Champlain Bridge Corridor
The construction of the New Champlain Bridge Corridor began in June 2015 and is well underway. The main span tower and various foundation footings for the new Champlain Bridge, as well as foundations and piers for l’Îles-des-Soeurs Bridge, are now visible on the construction site. The scheduled completion date of the new Champlain Bridge is December 2018, and the rest of the corridor is scheduled to be completed in October 2019.

Planning highlights

Moving forward on a toll-free replacement for the Champlain Bridge is part of the Minister's mandate letter. This program also aligns with organizational Priority 2, as outlined in the Plans at a Glance section.

In order to advance the New Champlain Bridge Corridor project, Infrastructure Canada will undertake the following key initiatives in 2017-18:

  • Continue to oversee the implementation of the Project Agreement with the private partner, Signature on the Saint-Laurent Group, and work on moving the project forward on a toll-free bridge;
  • Support the construction of the assets by reviewing work plans and conducting inspections to ensure compliance;
  • Continue to implement the environmental assessment mitigation strategy;
  • Continue to work with stakeholders, including provincial and municipal governments, Indigenous Peoples, other public and private organizations and Canadians to promote the safety and efficiency of the St. Lawrence Corridor; and
  • Inform Canadians about the project's progress in partnership with Signature on the Saint-Laurent Group.
Planned results

Expected results

Performance indicators

Target

Date to achieve target

2013-14
Actual results

2014-15 Actual
results

2015-16 Actual
results

Champlain Corridor infrastructure projects are implemented that promote a more prosperous Canada (safe and efficient transportation system that supports trade)

Number of completed infrastructure projects

4

October 31, 2019*

N/A***

N/A***

N/A***

Number of key structural components of the bridge fully constructed

31

November 30, 2017

N/A***

N/A***

N/A***

P3 procurements of the Corridor projects are implemented that promote value-for-money for Canadian taxpayers through on-time and on-budget delivery of projects

Percentage of corridor projects completed on-time

100%

October 31, 2019

N/A***

N/A***

N/A***

Project is completed on-budget

$3.977B

December 1, 2049**

N/A***

N/A***

Budget for the Contract is $3.977 billion, including $2.246 billion for construction

* Official opening of the main span to the public is scheduled for December 1, 2018 and the rest of the corridor for October 31, 2019.
** The performance target and the target date are based on the value and the timeframe of the Project Agreement signed with the Private Partner, which includes the first 30 years of operation.
*** Results are not applicable in years prior to the target dates for completing the New Champlain Bridge Corridor project. These dates are listed in the fourth column of this table.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

2017-18
Main Estimates

2017-18
Planned spending

2018-19
Planned spending

2019-20
Planned spending

590,744,529

590,744,529

740,219,869

535,409,253


Human resources (full-time equivalents)

2017-18
Planned full-time equivalents

2018-19
Planned full-time equivalents

2019-20
Planned full-time equivalents

89

89

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Internal Services

Description

Internal Services are those groups of related activities and resources that the federal government considers to be services in support of programs and/or required to meet corporate obligations of an organization. Internal Services refers to the activities and resources of the 10 distinct service categories that support program delivery in the organization, regardless of the Internal Services delivery model in a department. The 10 service categories are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; and Acquisition Services.

Planning highlights

The planning highlights for Internal Services focus on the key activities that help strengthen the services to support the Department in its mandate.

Internal Audit:

During the planning period, the Department will:

  • Implement the Integrated Audit and Evaluation Plan. This will include both traditional audit engagements and advisory services to support management requests;
  • Continue to pro-actively monitor the audit universe and identify emerging risks based on its major activities; and
  • As well, a new Treasury Board Policy on Internal Audit should be implemented in the near future. Internal Audit will need to adapt to the new policy in the coming year.

Evaluation:

During the planning period, the Department will:

  • Continue to implement the Integrated Audit and Evaluation Plan. This will include both traditional and non-traditional evaluation engagements and consultation services to support management requests;
  • Continue to pro-actively monitor the evaluation universe and ensure the evaluation plan covers the Department's major activities and meets legal requirements; and
  • Continue to implement and adapt to the new Treasury Board Policy on Results and the expectations for the collection and use of performance measurement data. As the Department transitions to the new policy, Evaluation will support corporate initiatives such as the development of the Departmental Results Framework and Performance Information Profiles.

Risk Management:

During the planning period, the Department will:

  • Monitor and report on the implementation and effectiveness of risk responses;
  • Review and update the Department's Corporate Risk Profile through its established risk management approach which includes an environmental scan, risk identification and assessment, risk responses and risk monitoring; and
  • Continue to build on recent initiatives that aim to strengthen the integration between risk management and internal planning processes.

Corporate Planning:

During the planning period, the Department will:

  • Implement the new Treasury Board Policy on Results, including the development of a new Departmental Results Framework; and
  • Continue to improve its planning and reporting processes through fuller engagement to better align with departmental needs, to support priority-setting, Performance Management Agreements and decision-making, and to embark on a revamped electronic Integrated Business Plan.

Oversight of Crown Corporation: Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated:

During the planning period, the Department will:

  • Continue to support and oversee Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated, and ensure that it has access to the parliamentary appropriations needed to carry out its priorities; and
  • Oversee the interface between Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated and the New Champlain Bridge Corridor project in order to ensure that project commitments are fulfilled.

Gordie Howe International Bridge
In November 2016, the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority announced the launch of the Request for Proposals (RFP) to select a private sector partner to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. The RFP process is expected to conclude after 18 months. Early works and utility relocation are underway in Windsor. 

Oversight of Crown Corporation: Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority:

During the planning period, the Department will:

  • Continue to oversee and support the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority to ensure that it has access to the parliamentary appropriations needed to carry out its priorities; and
  • Oversee the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority to ensure that project commitments are fulfilled.

Strategic Policy:

The planning period follows the initial policy and program development stage of the Government's long-term plan for infrastructure.

During the planning period, the Department will focus on three broad Policy activities:

  • Undertaking research and data development in respect of infrastructure issues and asset classes to support evidence-based decision-making;
  • Supporting ministerial and departmental engagement with key partners and stakeholders to monitor and be in a position to address policy questions on emerging infrastructure issues; and
  • Working with central agencies and other federal departments on broad horizontal government initiatives.

Communications:

During the planning period, the Department will:

  • Engage Canadians, stakeholders and media to tell the story of federal infrastructure investments and INFC priorities through the Infrastructure Canada website, announcements, social media channels and other digital platforms;
  • Share the results of the significant infrastructure investments made through the Investing in Canada plan;
  • Support two new innovative tools for communities: the Canada Infrastructure Bank and the Smart Cities Challenge;
  • Deliver on the government's commitment to openness and transparency by providing Canadians with information on the Department's infrastructure investments through the online Investments Map and the Open Data portal; and
  • Work closely with other branches to provide strategic communications advice to inform the development of new policies and programs and collaborate with stakeholders and provincial and territorial partners to meet mutual communications objectives; provide corporate and internal communications support to senior management, the Minister's office, and internal clients, and contribute to organizational effectiveness and employee engagement.

Human Resources Management:

During the planning period, the Department will continue to renew the workforce, to support employee development and to promote the well-being and productivity of employees by:

  • Supporting Blueprint 2020 and the 2014 Public Service Employee Survey Action Plan initiatives related to people management;
  • Ensuring the Department has the right people with the right mix of skills to meet departmental priorities through organizational design and targeted recruitment;
  • Continuing to implement the new enterprise-wide, government systems related to people management such as My GCHR and Phoenix;
  • Continuing to foster a positive culture of values and ethics and promote diversity and the use of both of Canada's official languages;
  • Continuing to provide targeted and relevant learning opportunities and developmental programs to INFC employees; and
  • Continuing to support a healthy and respectful workplace through well-managed workspaces, and by providing access to employee services that foster health and wellbeing.

Financial Management:

During the planning period, the Department will continue to strengthen the effectiveness of financial management by:

  • Continuing to monitor and assess its internal controls over financial reporting;
  • Continuing to support employees affected by the new government-wide Phoenix pay system related to employees' pay transactions, money recoveries and pay-related issues;
  • Providing support, advice and a centre of expertise for the implementation of the new programs under the government's new long-term infrastructure plan; and
  • Aligning its financial management policy suite with the new Treasury Board financial management policy framework.

Information Management:

During the planning period, the Department will:

  • Directly support program activities. These investments will largely focus on enhancing the Program Information Management System (PIMS) to support the delivery of the new infrastructure programs and existing programs like the New Building Canada Fund and the renewed Gas Tax Fund, and continued support of the New Champlain Bridge Corridor project information management and information technology requirements.

Information Technology:

During the planning period, the Department will:

  • Continue to support whole-of-government initiatives related to information technology modernization in areas such as policy renewal and changes in the provision of email, telephone, document management services, end-user devices and software; and
  • Complete the integration of information technology security with corporate security/occupational health and safety to improve our ability to coordinate, respond to and investigate incidents, as well as provide a secure and healthy workplace.

Access to Information and Privacy Services:

During the planning period, the Department will:

  • Ensure timely responses to Access to Information and Privacy Act inquiries; and
  • Provide ongoing training for employees.
Budgetary financial resources (dollars)

2017-18
Main Estimates

2017-18
Planned spending

2018-19
Planned spending

2019-20
Planned spending

42,454,205

42,454,205

43,012,828

36,247,211


Human resources (full-time equivalents)

2017-18
Planned full-time equivalents

2018-19
Planned full-time equivalents

2019-20
Planned full-time equivalents

158

155

157

Footnotes

Footnote 1

The 2019-20 Planned Spending amount and the 2019-20 planned full-time equivalents are expected to decrease, as several transfer payment programs under this Program of the Program Alignment Architecture are sunsetting.

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Footnote 2

The 2019-20 Planned Full-Time Equivalents is expected to decrease, as several transfer payment programs under this Program of the Program Alignment Architecture are sunsetting.

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Footnote 3

The 2019-20 Planned Full-Time Equivalents is expected to decrease, as one of the transfer payment programs under this Program of the Program Alignment Architecture is sunsetting.

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Footnote 4

The decrease in human resources for 2019-20 reflects the timelines for completion of the construction work of the New Champlain Bridge Corridor project.

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