Strategic outcome and program descriptions

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Department of Canadian Heritage

Strategic outcome 1

Canadians share, express and appreciate their Canadian identity.

Program 1.1: Official Languages

Canadian Heritage plays an important role in the horizontal coordination of official languages within the federal government and especially with respect to coordination and support to federal institutions in the implementation of the government's commitment towards the development of official-language minority communities and the promotion of linguistic duality, pursuant to section 42 of the Official Languages Act. Canadian Heritage is also responsible for the planning, implementation and management of the Official Languages Support Programs pertaining to the promotion of linguistic duality within Canada and the development of official-language minority communities, in accordance with section 43 of the Official Languages Act. These activities contribute to achieving the following Government Outcome: "A diverse society that promotes linguistic duality and social inclusion".

Program 1.2: Multiculturalism

In accordance with the Canadian Multiculturalism Act, the Multiculturalism Program seeks to: build an integrated, socially cohesive society; improve the responsiveness of institutions to the needs of a diverse population; and engage in discussions on multiculturalism, integration and diversity at the international level. To advance these objectives, the Multiculturalism Program: provides grants and contributions to not-for-profit organizations, the private sector, non-federal public institutions, and individuals; conducts direct public outreach and promotional activities; helps federal institutions to meet their obligations under the Act; supports the annual tabling in Parliament of a report on the operation of the Act; and engages non-federal public institutions seeking to respond to diversity. The Multiculturalism Program also supports Canada's participation in international agreements and institutions.

Program 1.3: Attachment to Canada

This program strengthens Canadian identities by promoting pride and a shared purpose among Canadians. It celebrates and commemorates Canada and enhances understanding of shared values, cultural diversity and knowledge of Canada. Also, it promotes civic education and participation among Canadians, including youth, as well as provides them with the opportunity to learn about and understand Canada's society, diversity, history and institutions. This is achieved through delivering programs and services in the form of grants and contributions. The core concept of this program is to promote knowledge and experiences of Canada among Canadians.

Program 1.4: Engagement and Community Participation

This program aims to engage Canadians and provide them with opportunities to participate in the civil, social and cultural aspects of life in Canada and in their communities. This is accomplished through funding programs and initiatives that support the efforts of communities to build stronger citizen engagement, social inclusion, and collaboration through a variety of activities, including events marking the 150th anniversary of Confederation; and through local arts and heritage; contribute to increasing the respect for and awareness of human rights in Canada; and develop innovative and culturally appropriate initiatives to support the efforts of Aboriginal Communities in the revitalization and preservation of their languages and cultures. This program has strong social benefits, as it contributes to the preservation of the history and identity of Canada's diverse communities, while offering a way for traditions and identities to evolve over time. The program supports the Department's mandate to strengthen Canadian identity and values, and build attachment to Canada.

Strategic outcome 2

Canadian artistic expressions and cultural content are created and accessible at home and abroad.

Program 2.1: Cultural Industries

This program supports Canadian cultural industries in adapting to a changing and challenging global marketplace. This is achieved through the delivery of grants, contributions and tax credits as well as policy, regulatory and legislative measures. Fostering the competitiveness and creative output of these industries ensures that Canadian and international audiences access a range of Canadian content across a variety of formats and platforms and contributes to the Canadian economy.

Program 2.2: Arts

This program improves Canadians' opportunities to engage with the arts, contributes to the resilience of the arts sector and deepens the connections between cultural organizations and their communities. This program encourages access and participation, resilience and excellence in the arts for all Canadians by supporting institutions that offer artists and performers training of the highest calibre in preparation for professional careers, the presentation of professional arts festivals or performing arts series, the improvement of arts and heritage infrastructure, the improvement of business practices of arts and heritage organizations, and the development of partnerships in the sector. Policy, legislative and regulatory measures targeting the Canadian arts sector also further this program's objectives.

Program 2.3: Heritage

The Heritage program ensures that Canada's cultural heritage is preserved and accessible to Canadians today and in the future. It enables the heritage sector to improve professional knowledge, skills and practices, to preserve and present heritage collections and objects, and to create and circulate exhibitions and other forms of heritage content. This is accomplished by providing funding such as grants, contributions and tax incentives; information, expertise, training and other services; and regulatory and legislative measures. The primary goal of this Program is to promote the preservation and presentation of Canada's cultural heritage.

Strategic outcome 3

Canadians participate and excel in sport.

Program 3.1: Sport

This program promotes development and excellence in sport among Canadians and Canadian communities through initiatives that provide direct support to Canadian high-performance athletes; enhance Canada's ability to host the Canada Games and international sport events in Canada; support the development of excellence in the Canadian sport system; and contribute to increasing participation in sport by Canadians of all ages and abilities. The core concept of this program is to enhance and promote Canadian participation and excellence in sport, by providing funding, expertise and other services to Canadian athletes, sport organizations, stakeholders and event organizers.

Strategic outcome 4

The following program supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program 4.1: Internal Services

The Internal Services program supports all strategic outcomes and is common across government. 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: 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; Acquisition services; and 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.

Canada Council for the Arts

Strategic outcome 1

A vibrant and dynamic arts sector in Canada.

Program 1.1: Grants and Services to Support Creation, Production and Dissemination of Arts for Individuals and Organizations

Provides grants and services to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations.

Program 1.2: Arts Promotion to Foster Public Knowledge and Appreciation of the Canadian Arts and Culture

To encompass all activities within the organization for the promotion of arts at the national and international levels including partnerships and networks with multiple stakeholders, rental of art works, recognizing artistic excellence with our different prizes.

Strategic outcome 2

The following program supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program 2.1: Internal Services

The Internal Services program supports all strategic outcomes and is common across government. 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: 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; Acquisition services; and 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.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Strategic outcome 1

A national public broadcasting service exists that is primarily Canadian in content and connects citizens to the Canadian experience.

Program 1.1: Television, Radio and Digital Services

As mandated in the 1991 Broadcast Act Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/Radio-Canada provides a comprehensive range of national, regional and local radio, television, and digital services for Canadians. This incorporates programming that informs, enlightens and entertains in English, French, Aboriginal languages, and in foreign languages on Radio Canada International. Execution of these services is tailored to the uniqueness of the markets served.

Program 1.2: Transmission and distribution of programs

The distribution of the national broadcasting service to Canadians in virtually all parts of Canada through satellite, microwave and landlines. Included is the provision of the signal that delivers service to the individual radio and television receivers through Canadian Broadcasting Corporation /Radio-Canada transmitters, payments to privately-owned affiliates carrying Canadian Broadcasting Corporation /Radio-Canada programs, and facilities to delay or pre-release broadcasts as required in the different time zones of the country.

Program 1.3: Specialty Channels for Specific Audiences

A variety of English and French television channels distributed through satellite and cable that target a specific audience segment and are key in delivering distinctive, high-quality and popular programming to Canadians. The incremental costs of operations are funded from revenues generated.

Strategic outcome 2

The following program supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program 2.1: Internal Services

The Internal Services program supports all strategic outcomes and is common across government. 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: 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; Acquisition services; and 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.

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Strategic outcome 1

Enhanced knowledge of human rights, with special but not exclusive reference to Canada, in order to enhance the public's understanding of human rights, to promote respect for others and to encourage reflection and dialogue.

Program 1.1: Museum Content and Program

In becoming the world's first museum dedicated to the exploration of human rights, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is breaking new ground; there is no precedent for a museum of this nature. In its early years, the primary focus of this activity will be on establishing an innovative and unique public program that includes developing a sound research and scholarship capacity; accessible and engaging exhibits and educational programming that promote reflection and dialogue; a strong capacity of national outreach, engagement and service to Canadians; and strong marketing and communications to ensure a high level of awareness about the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and its programs and services.

Program 1.2: Stewardship and Corporate Management

The Stewardship and Corporate Management Program is aimed at ensuring the private and public funds invested in the Museum are managed in a transparent, accountable manner; that resources are effectively deployed, developed, directed, administered and controlled; and that the corporation optimizes the value it contributes to Canadians and Canadian society.

Program 1.3: Accommodation

The focus of this program in the early years will be to manage all stages of the capital construction project — including choosing the final design — leading to its commissioning and public opening. The Board will be fully accountable for overseeing all aspects of the building project, including choosing the final design, establishing the time-frames for construction and managing risks throughout. Prior to the opening of the facility, the Museum will also be establishing the appropriate mechanisms to provide for effective, efficient operations and maintenance and its ongoing security, accessibility and sustainability.

Canadian Museum of History

Strategic outcome 1

Interest in, knowledge of and appreciation and respect for human cultural achievements and human behaviour through collections of historical and cultural objects, exhibitions, programs and research reflecting a Canadian perspective.

Program 1.1: Accommodation

Managing and maintaining all facilities and related security and hosting services.

Program 1.2: Exhibit, Educate and Communicate

Develops, maintains, and communicates exhibits, programs and activities to further knowledge, critical understanding, appreciation and respect for human cultural achievements and human behaviour.

Program 1.3: Collect and Research

Manages, develops, conserves and undertakes research on the collections to enhance program delivery and augment the scientific knowledge base.

Strategic outcome 2

The following program supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program 2.1: Internal Services

The Internal Services program supports all strategic outcomes and is common across government. 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: 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; Acquisition services; and 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.

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Strategic outcome 1

Canadians are engaged in building and exploring the stories, themes and history of Canadian immigration as it continues to unfold.

Program 1.1: Accommodations

The Accommodation Program provides secure and functional facilities that meet all safety and building code requirements including a renovated Museum facility that furthers the vision and mandate of the Museum. It ensures that the Museum's leased facilities: support the realization of the Museum's mandate; contribute to a rich, welcoming and engaging visitor experience; and are safe, secure and accessible. Capital improvements to the facilities optimize the use of the space for public programming, are managed prudently and respect the historic nature of the site. Accommodation includes: Leasehold Improvements and Building Operations, including Security.

Program 1.2: Visitor Experience and Connections

The Visitor Experience and Connections Program aims to give the Museum's audience access to rich content and programming that reflects the diverse experiences and contributions of immigrants throughout Canada's history. It is also designed to engage Canadians extensively in building and exploring these key themes by encouraging them to share their stories and to research their own family's immigration story. The Museum conducts research and presents vibrant studies of immigration to Canada through a wide variety of layered mediums including: permanent and temporary exhibitions; onsite and outreach programs; travelling exhibitions; publications; virtual exhibitions; and other web and social media tools. Visitor Experience and Connections includes: Research and Content Development; Interpretation and Connections (including Public Programming and Exhibits); National Outreach and Partnerships; and Visitor Services and Amenities, including volunteers' activities.

Strategic outcome 2

The following program supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program 2.1: Internal Services

The Internal Services program supports all strategic outcomes and is common across government. 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: 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; Acquisition services; and 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.

Canadian Museum of Nature

Strategic outcome 1

Interest in, knowledge of and appreciation and respect for the natural world through collections of natural history objects, public education programmes and research reflecting a special but not exclusive perspective on Canada.

Program 1.1: Buildings and Grounds

Provides secure and functional facilities that meet all safety and building code requirements including a renovated Museum facility that furthers the vision and mandate of the Museum.

Program 1.2: Inspiration and Engagement

Develops and maintains exhibitions, programs, the nature.ca website, electronic and print publications, activities to foster and understanding of, and respect for, nature, and revenue-generating activities such as advancement, visitor services and ancillary operations.

Program 1.3: Research and Discovery

Explores the past and assists Canadians in preparing for the future by conducting both systematic and applied research, as well as by developing and maintaining networks and linkages with Canadian and international scientific communities.

Program 1.4: Collections Care and Access

Develops, preserves and makes accessible collections of natural history specimens, objects and information materials to meet the growing needs of both the public and private sectors for research, education and informed decision-making about the natural world.

Strategic outcome 2

The following program supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program 2.1: Internal Services

The Internal Services program supports all strategic outcomes and is common across government. 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: 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; Acquisition services; and 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.

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

Strategic outcome 1

Canadians have access to a world-class communication system.

Program 1.1: Protection within the Communication System

Through this program, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission promotes compliance with and enforcement of its various laws and regulations, including unsolicited communications. It helps to ensure that Canadians have access to emergency communication services such as 9-1-1 service and alerting systems. As a result, Canadians have increased protection and benefit from a more secure communication system.

Program 1.2: Connection to the Communication System

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission facilitates the orderly development of a communication system for all Canadians in order to strengthen the social and economic fabric of Canada and enhance the safety and interests of Canadians.This program focuses on ensuring that Canadians can connect to a choice of accessible, innovative and quality communication services at affordable prices, and can have access to compelling and creative Canadian content.

Program 1.3: Canadian Content Creation

This program focuses on ensuring that a wealth of Canadian content is created and made available to all Canadians on a variety of platforms.Through its orders, decisions, licensing frameworks and other regulatory activities, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission encourages the creation of diverse programming that reflects the attitudes, opinions, ideas, values and artistic creativity of Canadians. By requiring the display of Canadian content in entertainment programming and the provision of information and analysis concerning Canada, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is enabling Canadians to better participate in their country's democratic and cultural life.

Strategic outcome 2

The following program supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program 2.1: Internal Services

The Internal Services program supports all strategic outcomes and is common across government. 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: 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; Acquisition services; and 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.

Library and Archives of Canada

Strategic outcome 1

Canada's documentary heritage is preserved and accessible to current and future generations.

Program 1.1: Stewardship of documentary heritage

Library and Archives Canada manages a vast collection of materials in a wide variety of formats, both digital and analogue, to ensure their long-term preservation and accessibility. Traditional and cutting-edge archival and preservation techniques ensure the long-term preservation of relevant materials in both analogue and digital formats. The special-purpose buildings under Library and Archives Canada's custody, such as the Preservation Centre, the Nitrate Film Preservation Facility, and the high-density collection storage facility, help prevent the deterioration of records and preserve their long-term integrity. The stewardship of these records includes all management activities and strategies aimed at ensuring the integrity, authenticity and availability of Canada's documentary heritage. There are various types of stewardship activities: those related to the physical management of the collection, such as storage; those involving restoration and preservation, which include reducing deterioration of records and repairing already damaged records; and those associated with reproduction and the making of replacement copies, which ensure the preservation and availability of records that would otherwise be too fragile to access. For digital records, innovative strategies are implemented to maintain access and to ensure that the content is protected through proper transfer and storage.

Program 1.2: Access to documentary heritage

This program aims to make Canadian documentary heritage known and available to Canadians and to anyone interested in Canada, its society or its history. By providing access, Library and Archives Canada contributes to creating new knowledge that will increase the understanding of Canadian society. This program includes the activities through which documentary heritage is digitized, described, organized, indexed and interlinked to facilitate access and meets the needs and expectations of users. The resulting digital content, databases, catalogue indexes and other tools assist users in searching the records for which Library and Archives Canada is responsible. The program also encompasses all activities to make documentary heritage available, in particular through the website and onsite. Library and Archives Canada provides information as well as consultation, reproduction and lending services in various forms to a wide range of users. These services are provided in many ways—in person, by telephone, by mail, via email or over the Internet—based on needs and preferences. Library and Archives Canada also contributes to making Canada's documentary heritage known by providing access to records under its responsibility through public programming and partnerships. The Documentary Heritage Communities Program is a contribution program that ensures the preservation of Canada's local documentary heritage, provides access to and promotes local documentary heritage communities; and provides opportunities to evolve and remain sustainable. Lastly, Library and Archives Canada contributes significantly by providing access to government records for which it has responsibility under the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and by providing information found in the personnel files of former civil service employees and members of the Canadian Forces.

Program 1.3: Documentation of Canadian Society

One of the pillars of Library and Archives Canada's mandate is to evaluate and acquire Canada's documentary heritage to reflect Canadian society and make it available to current and future generations. Library and Archives Canada's holdings consist of published and unpublished information resources in a variety of formats and media, both analogue and digital. This program includes all activities aimed at evaluating, acquiring and processing Canada's documentary heritage, which includes ensuring its authenticity and significance to Canadians. This program results in a collection that remains relevant to Canadians. Library and Archives Canada's acquisitions are governed by legislation, as follows: the Legal Deposit of Publications Regulations and the Library and Archives of Canada Act, whereby Canadian publishers must deposit a copy of all their publications with Library and Archives Canada; the Library and Archives of Canada Act, whereby federal government records of archival and historical value must be transferred to Library and Archives Canada once their retention period has expired. Library and Archives Canada is also mandated to acquire records of archival and historical value created by private individuals, non-government organizations and the private sector that represent Canadian society—past and present. Lastly, Library and Archives Canada is mandated to acquire a representative sample of the documentary material of interest to Canada that is accessible to the public without restriction through the Internet or any similar medium.

Strategic outcome 2

Current government information is managed to support government accountability.

Program 2.1: Collaboration in the Management of Government Records

Working collaboratively with central agencies, federal departments and agencies, and other stakeholders, Library and Archives Canada plays a lead role in developing standards, tools and best practices for information management and recordkeeping. Library and Archives Canada facilitates the management of information within federal institutions by providing support, services and training through multiple activities: providing regulatory, policy, strategic and business advice on recordkeeping and records management to central agencies, other federal government institutions and intergovernmental committees; preparing and delivering training and awareness sessions to federal public servants through seminars and forums on recordkeeping; establishing networks in the Government of Canada information management community; coordinating initiatives that support the efforts of federal libraries and their respective departments.

Program 2.2: Development of disposition authorizations

Library and Archives Canada supports effective recordkeeping within federal institutions by issuing records disposition authorizations. Disposition authorizations specify the records to be transferred to Library and Archives Canada at the end of their retention period (because they have archival or historical value). Other records may be alienated or disposed of by the creating institution at the end of their retention period.

Strategic outcome 3

The following program supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program 3.1: Internal Services

The Internal Services program supports all strategic outcomes and is common across government. 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: 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; Acquisition services; and 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.

National Arts Centre Corporation

Strategic outcome 1

Strong and dynamic performing arts in the National Capital Region and across Canada.

Program 1.1: Accommodation

Operating and maintaining the National Arts Centre.

Program 1.2: Programming

Performing arts programming in Music, English theatre, French theatre, Dance and other forms of programming, as well as programming support services.

Strategic outcome 2

The following program supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program 2.1: Internal Services

The Internal Services program supports all strategic outcomes and is common across government. 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: 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; Acquisition services; and 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.

National Capital Commission

Strategic outcome 1

Canada's Capital Region is of national significance and is a source of pride for Canadians.

Program 1.1: Capital Stewardship and Protection

Through Capital Stewardship and Protection, the National Capital Commission aims to protect assets of national significance in Canada's Capital Region and to continue to enhance the Capital for future generations of Canadians. As steward of federal lands and assets in the region, the National Capital Commission rehabilitates, manages, develops, maintains and safeguards the Capital's most treasured cultural, natural and heritage assets while ensuring safe, respectful and appropriate public access is maintained. The National Capital Commission also promotes and regulates public activities on federal lands and conserves natural resources through sound environmental management. Through its involvement in land development projects, its acquisition of national interest properties and its disposal of surplus properties, the National Capital Commission is further able to ensure that its vision for the Capital is reflected in Canada's Capital Region. In order to assess whether the Capital Stewardship and Protection program is successful at protecting Capital assets for current and future generations of Canadians, the National Capital Commission monitors whether built Capital assets are accessible, safe, rehabilitated and maintained. The National Capital Commission also tracks whether the historical uniqueness of Capital heritage assets is being preserved and whether key natural areas are being safeguarded.

Program 1.2: Capital Planning

The National Capital Commission guides and coordinates the use of federal lands to ensure that they inspire Canadians, meet the needs of government and reflect the role and significance of the Capital. Through long-term plans, the identification of a National Interest Land Mass and review and approval processes, the National Capital Commission is able to ensure that federal land use in Canada's Capital Region reflects and respects the significance, natural environment, and heritage of the Capital. The National Capital Commission also collaborates with federal, provincial and municipal governments on transportation issues. To ensure that federal lands, buildings and infrastructure reflect the role and significance of the Capital, the National Capital Commission monitors the efficacy of its vision, plans and policies. It also tracks whether the latter are reflected in the location, design and built form of federal assets.

Strategic outcome 2

The following program supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program 2.1: Internal Services

The Internal Services program supports all strategic outcomes and is common across government. 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: 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; Acquisition services; and 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.

National Film Board

Strategic outcome 1

Canadian stories and perspectives are reflected in audiovisual media and accessible to Canadians and the world.

Program 1.1: Audiovisual Production

This program contributes to Canadians' understanding of the issues facing our country and raises awareness of Canadian viewpoints around the world. As a public sector producer, the National Film Board produces original audiovisual works that reflect diverse Canadian perspectives, including cultural, regional and aboriginal, and emanate from the diverse creators and communities that make up the country. This program operates where the private sector doesn't, allowing creators to explore artistic and technological advances in form and content. It also ensures the identification, development and nurturing of talent and creative skills, within filmmaking and other creative communities. National Film Board programming is necessary to ensure that Canadians have access to diverse voices and content in both official languages. It promotes Canadian culture and values in events of national historic and cultural significance. As Canadians' media consumption migrates online, the National Film Board provides leadership in the creation of innovative digital content in both official languages. Production activities include the conceptualization, research, development and production of documentaries, animation films, new media content and other emerging forms.

Program 1.2: Accessibility and Audience Engagement

This program ensures that Canadians and world audiences are able to access, view, discuss and engage with innovative Canadian content that reflects Canadian stories and perspectives. As media consumption migrates online, Canadian content must be made available in all digital and mobile forms. Delivery mechanisms include the distribution, marketing and commercialization of audiovisual works via a diverse catalogue, a well-established stock footage library, the development of diversified markets ( i.e.: theatrical, television, consumer and institutional) via online and traditional channels in Canada and abroad. These activities make works widely accessible across Canada, notably to underserved and remote communities, Aboriginal and Official Language minority communities. National Film Board's accessibility and audience engagement activities contribute to a dynamic Canadian culture and heritage.

Strategic outcome 2

The following program supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program 2.1: Internal Services

The Internal Services program supports all strategic outcomes and is common across government. 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: 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; Acquisition services; and 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.

National Gallery of Canada

Strategic outcome 1

Interest in, knowledge of and appreciation and respect for visual art through collections of historic and contemporary works of art, programs and research that reflect a special but not exclusive perspective on Canada.

Program 1.1: Accommodation

To provide secure and suitable facilities, which are readily accessible to the public, for the preservation and exhibition of the national collections.

Program 1.2: Collections

To acquire, preserve, research and document historic and contemporary works of art in order to represent and present arts heritage. It includes Curatorial Research, Acquisitions and Preservation.

Program 1.3: Outreach

To foster broad access nationally and internationally to the Gallery's collection, research, exhibitions and expertise. It includes exhibitions, both in the National Capital Region and other venues in Canada and abroad, educational programming and publications, communications and marketing activities designed to reach as wide an audience as possible.

Strategic outcome 2

The following program supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program 2.1: Internal Services

The Internal Services program supports all strategic outcomes and is common across government. 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: 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; Acquisition services; and 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.

National Museum of Science and Technology

Strategic outcome 1

Interest in, knowledge of and appreciation and respect for science and technology through collections of scientific and technological objects, programs and research reflecting a Canadian perspective.

Program 1.1: Accommodation

Facilities are an integral part of museum operations. They do more than house staff; they also provide a venue for the public, and housing for the collection. Facilities have a profound effect on museum visitation. Appropriate museum architecture attracts visitors, contributes to the atmosphere and becomes a symbol of the institution's mandate. A large portion of comments by visitors allude to their satisfaction or dissatisfaction with the quality of the facilities and their related services.

Program 1.2: Sharing Knowledge

The Corporation seeks to engage Canadians in discovering, considering and questioning past and present developments in science and technology, and their impact on society and individuals. The Corporation fosters a sense of identity and belonging for all Canadians, as well as pride in Canada's scientific and technological history and achievements. It also encourages active and informed participation by Canadians in the future development of our technological society. The primary reason for interpreting Canada's scientific and technological heritage is to provide Canadians with meaningful information about themselves and Canada. Just as the Transformation of Canada theme directs research and collection activities, it likewise guides the Corporation in its knowledge dissemination activities. These typically depict the historical development of science and technology, provide information on the objects in the collection and review the relationships between science, technology and Canadian society. The Corporation disseminates knowledge to its audiences in three primary ways: through its public facilities, its web sites and its publications.

Program 1.3: Heritage Preservation

Heritage preservation includes two main components, Collection Management, which includes preservation and conservation, and Research, which comprises those activities contributing to the building of a knowledge base about the scientific and technological heritage of Canada. The Corporation, as the only comprehensive science and technology-collecting institution in Canada, has a special responsibility for the development of a Canadian national collection. In view of the breadth of the potential subject matter to be covered, critical choices must be made in determining collection content and priorities. Collection development activities assist the Corporation in making informed decisions on collection content, while collection management activities encompass the activities required to manage the objects accessioned into the collection. The Corporation has identified seven major subject areas on which it will focus its research activities. These are: aviation, communications, manufacturing, natural resources, renewable resources including agriculture, scientific instrumentation and transportation.

Strategic outcome 2

The following program supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program 2.1: Internal Services

The Internal Services program supports all strategic outcomes and is common across government. 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: 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; Acquisition services; and 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.

Office of the Co-ordinator, Status of Women

Strategic outcome 1

Equality between women and men is promoted and advanced in Canada.

Program 1.1: Advancing Equality for Women

Through this program, Office of the Co-ordinator, Status of Women Co-ordinator supports action and innovation by investing in initiatives that work to bring about equality between women and men. The program provides grant and contribution funding to Canadian organizations to support community-based action by carrying out projects that will lead to equality in communities across Canada. Funded projects occur at the national, regional, and local levels and work to help create conditions for success for women in Canada. Projects address the economic and social situation of women and their participation in democratic life. They are diverse in nature and scope and apply a variety of approaches and strategies to address the complexity of the issues affecting women. Specifically, the program invests in projects that incorporate gender considerations, and increase and strengthen access to a range of opportunities, supports, information, resources and services, tools, etc. Projects work with stakeholders such as: women's and community organizations, public institutions and the private sector. The program also facilitates collaboration, networking and partnerships to promote equality and the advancement of women in Canada. Office of the Co-ordinator Status of Women Co-ordinator facilitates networking; develops partnerships where needed to address horizontal issues impacting women and girls; shares knowledge; and assists organizations working to advance women's equality to gain access to expertise, resources, and tools.

Program 1.2: Strategic Advice, Expertise and Promotion of Gender Equality

Canada, in line with domestic and international instruments, has committed to advancing gender equality. This program undertakes communication activities to promote Agency initiatives and key commemorative dates (i.e. International Women's Day, Women's History Month, International Day of the Girl and the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women) to increase awareness/build knowledge about the status of women in Canada, as well as to engage Canadians in efforts to advance gender equality. To further advance gender equality, the government requires federal organizations to take gender considerations into account in legislation, policies and programs. The Program plays a lead role in building the capacity of federal organizations to use Gender-based Analysis Plus by providing information, tools, training, expert advice and access to networks. Gender-based Analysis Plus informs decision-making and increases the likelihood that legislation, policies and programs meet the needs of diverse groups of women and men. This Program acts as a knowledge broker, exploring gender gaps/issues, providing strategic analysis and advice and facilitating collaboration among key stakeholders, including federal organizations and others, in order to influence decision-making and action.

Strategic outcome 2

The following program supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program 2.1: Internal Services

The Internal Services program supports all strategic outcomes and is common across government. 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: 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; Acquisition services; and 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.

Telefilm Canada

Strategic outcome 1

Quality audiovisual content developed by Canadians and promoted to audiences in Canada and internationally.

Program 1.1: Investment in the Development of and Support to the Canadian Audiovisual Industry

Telefilm financially supports the development and production of Canadian feature films (including treaty coproductions) that have potential for success in Canada and abroad. Financial participation may take various forms, including investments, conditionally repayable advances and contributions. This financial support aims to ensure that industry players have the opportunity to create and produce their work in Canada. Telefilm also supports the industry by making recommendations to the Minister of Canadian Heritage regarding the certification of audiovisual treaty coproductions.

Program 1.2: National and International Promotional Support for Canadian Content

Telefilm's promotional support activities enable Canadian distributors, producers and directors to ensure that the audiovisual content they produce is viewed and enjoyed by Canadians and international audiences. These activities are an essential element in promoting and protecting the Canadian audiovisual industry. They also enable the Canadian audiovisual industry to attract potential buyers, and private and foreign investors for existing or future projects to be produced with Canadians—to the benefit of the Canadian economy. As well, international promotional support of Canadian successes contributes to broader audience viewership and greater notoriety of Canadian content worldwide. Particular emphasis is given to the development and integration of digital initiatives to reach target audiences with innovative and effective strategies. Promotional support activities include: Financial support for the marketing and promotion of Canadian feature films generally in the form of conditionally repayable advances; Financial support for Canadian production and distribution companies to promote, sell and distribute their productions at key markets and festivals. Support may also take the form of targeted business development initiatives to stimulate the search for alternative sources of funding and new partnerships; and Financial support in the form of contributions to events and initiatives that are in tune with domestic and international market needs and that contribute to the promotion of Canadian content and talent. These activities help to expand public awareness of Canadian products and facilitate their access.

Strategic outcome 2

The following program supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program 2.1: Internal Services

The Internal Services program supports all strategic outcomes and is common across government. 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: 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; Acquisition services; and 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.

The National Battlefields Commission

Strategic outcome 1

The Battlefields Park of Quebec is a prestigious, natural, accessible, safe and educational historic and urban site.

Program 1.1: Conservation and Development

As part of this program, the National Battlefields Commission preserves the legacy of the Battlefields Park for future generations. To do so, the National Battlefields Commission ensures infrastructures maintenance and improvement when required, the horticultural landscape, and offers a protected site for all Canadian and foreign users and visitors.

Program 1.2: Public Education and Services

The purpose of this program is to showcase the history of the site and its cultural, recreational and natural treasures so as to emphasize its dual role as a historical and a city park. In support of this program, the National Battlefields Commission welcomes visitors, puts on exhibits and educational activities, provides quality public services, and disseminates information to users and visitors from both Canada and abroad.

Strategic outcome 2

The following program supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program 2.1: Internal Services

The Internal Services program supports all strategic outcomes and is common across government. 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: 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; Acquisition services; and 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.

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