2016–17 Departmental Results Report

Supplementary information

Corporate information

Organizational profile

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

Institutional head: Kelly Gillis

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)iv , a Crown corporationFootnote 33 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),v a Crown corporation responsible for delivering a new publicly-owned international crossing between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan, through one or more public-private partnerships (P3). The WDBA is presently undergoing a  procurement process to select a private sector partner for the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of the new bridge, which has been named the Gordie Howe International Bridge
  • PPP Canada Inc.vi 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 also 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 instrument[s]:

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

Other: Infrastructure Canada works in collaboration with Transport Canada to deliver some of its sunsetting transfer payment programs.

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

Reporting framework

Infrastructure Canada's Strategic Outcome and Program Alignment Architecture of record for 2016–17 are shown below.

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

Supplementary information tables

The following supplementary information tables are available on Infrastructure Canada's website:

  • Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy
  • Details on transfer payment programs of $5 million or more
  • Horizontal initiatives
  • Internal audits and evaluations
  • Response to parliamentary committees and external audits
  • Status report on transformational and major Crown projects

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.xxi 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

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

Email: infc.info.infc@canada.ca


Footnote 33

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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