2017-18
Departmental Plan - Supplementary Information


Corporate Information

Organizational Profile

Appropriate minister: The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, P.C., M.P.

Institutional head: Jean-François Tremblay

Ministerial portfolio: Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

The Office of Infrastructure of Canada is part of the Infrastructure and Communities portfolio. The portfolio includes the following:

  • The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI), a Crown corporation1 whose mandate is to ensure users' safe passage on its structures located in the Greater Montréal Area by their proper management, maintenance and repair, while respecting the environment and optimising traffic flow.
  • The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA), a Crown corporationFootnote7 with responsibility to design, finance, build, operate and maintain a new, publicly-owned international crossing between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan, which will be delivered through a public-private partnership (P3). Responsibility for the WDBA was transferred from the Minister of Transport to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities on November 4, 2015.
  • PPP Canada Inc. is a federal parent Crown corporation named in Part 1 of Schedule III of the Financial Administration Act and was incorporated pursuant to the Canada Business Corporations Act. PPP Canada Inc. reports to Parliament through the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities effective July 8, 2016.
  • The Minister of Infrastructure and Communities was designated as the Minister responsible for federal matters relating to the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Initiative effective November 4, 2015. In 2000, the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, and the City of Toronto each announced a commitment of $500 million to fund the Initiative. The Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation, which is a not-for-profit corporation publicly known as Waterfront Toronto, was established in 2001.

Enabling instruments:

Year of incorporation / commencement: The Office of Infrastructure of Canada was established in 2002.

Other:

Infrastructure Canada works in collaboration with other federal departments and agencies to deliver some of its transfer payment programs. These departments and agencies share their knowledge of local needs and priorities. Infrastructure Canada's Federal Delivery Partners for certain sunsetting programs are:

  • Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA);
  • Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec (CEDQ-R);
  • Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor);
  • Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario);
  • Western Economic Diversification Canada (WEDC); and
  • Transport Canada (TC).

In addition, Infrastructure Canada works with Public Services and Procurement Canada for the New Champlain Bridge Corridor project as the contract authority.

Reporting framework

Infrastructure Canada's Strategic Outcome and Program Alignment Architecture (PAA) of record for 2017–18 are shown below:

  1. Strategic Outcome: Public Infrastructure for a More Prosperous Canada
    • 1.1  Program: Funding for Provincial-Territorial Priorities
    • 1.2  Program: Permanent and Flexible Infrastructure Funding
    • 1.3  Program: Investments in National Infrastructure Priorities
    • 1.4  Program: Large-Scale Infrastructure Investments
    • 1.5  Program: Infrastructure Investments in Small Communities and Rural Areas
    • 1.6  Program: New Bridge for the St. Lawrence Corridor Project
    • Internal Services

Supplementary Information Tables

The following supplementary information tables are available on the Infrastructure Canada website.

Federal Tax Expenditures

The tax system can be used to achieve public policy objectives through the application of special measures such as low tax rates, exemptions, deductions, deferrals and credits. The Department of Finance Canada publishes cost estimates and projections for these measures each year in the Report on Federal Tax Expenditures. This report also provides detailed background information on tax expenditures, including descriptions, objectives, historical information and references to related federal spending programs. The tax measures presented in this report are the responsibility of the Minister of Finance.

Organizational Contact Information

For more information about the Department and our infrastructure programs, please visit www.infrastructure.gc.ca or contact:

Office of Infrastructure of Canada
180 Kent Street, Suite 1100
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 0B6
Telephone Infrastructure Canada: 613-948-1148
Toll-Free Number: 1-877-250-7154

Footnotes

Footnote 7

Crown corporations are public institutions or entities that operate at arm's length from the government, and as public institutions, they are ultimately accountable to the government. Crown corporations follow a different planning cycle than the government planning cycle, and report to Parliament through two key types of documents: the corporate plan summary, including the budget summaries and the annual report.

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