National Defence

Ministry Summary

Vote   (thousands of dollars)   2010–11   2009–10   Difference  
    Main Estimates   Main Estimates    





  National Defence        
  Department        
1   Operating expenditures   14,648,628   13,460,216   1,188,413  
5   Capital expenditures   4,854,572   4,272,890   581,682  
10   Grants and contributions   227,242   223,498   3,744  
(S)   Contributions to employee benefit plans   362,593   303,664   58,929  
(S)   Contributions to employee benefit plans – Members of the        
          Military   1,001,715   971,634   30,082  
(S)   Minister of National Defence – Salary and motor car        
          allowance   79   78   . . . . .  
(S)   Payments under the Supplementary Retirement Benefits        
          Act   5,459   6,079   (620)  
(S)   Payments under Parts I-IV of the Defence Services        
          Pension Continuation Act   1,159   1,319   (159)  
(S)   Payments to dependants of certain members of the Royal        
          Canadian Air Force killed while serving as instructors        
          under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan        
          ( Appropriation Act No. 4, 1968 )   64   84   (19)  


  Total Department   21,101,512   19,239,461   1,862,051  





  Canadian Forces Grievance Board        
15   Program expenditures   6,053   5,897   156  
(S)   Contributions to employee benefit plans   588   561   27  


  Total Agency   6,641   6,458   183  





  Military Police Complaints Commission        
20   Program expenditures   4,388   5,665   (1,277)  
(S)   Contributions to employee benefit plans   297   308   (11)  


  Total Agency   4,685   5,973   (1,288)  





  Office of the Communications Security Establishment        
          Commissioner        
25   Program expenditures   1,971   1,365   606  
(S)   Contributions to employee benefit plans   130   130   . . . . .  


  Total Agency   2,100   1,494   606  





Note: Details may not add to totals due to rounding.  

Department

Strategic Outcome

Resources are acquired to meet Government Defence Expectations.

Program Activity Descriptions

Equipment Acquisition and Disposal

This program acquires and disposes of equipment required for Canadian Forces operations. This includes the acquisition of new & replacement capabilities or capital improvements to in-service equipment and their disposal at the end of their service life. Equipment Acquisition occurs primarily through collaboration with Public Works and Government Services (PWGSC), Industry Canada (IC) and the vendors. Equipment Acquisition activities include defining requirements, engineering design, sourcing, validation of requirements, developing procurement strategy, contracting, contract negotiation and award, contract administration and management, project management of equipment acquisitions.

Real Property and Informatics Infrastructure Acquisition and Disposal

An extensive portfolio of land, works, buildings and informatics required to support the delivery of defence operations. The Real Property and Informatics Infrastructure Acquisition and Disposal program aims to ensure that the right real property and informatics is acquired and disposed of, and is available where and when needed, while providing value for money, advancing objectives for the greening of government land and buildings, and adhering to best practices for asset life-cycle management. Program activities include working with stakeholders to define requirements; updating the real property and informatics development and management plans; managing projects for new and replacement construction; and identifying and eliminating excess facilities. Real property and informatics are acquired through construction and recapitalization, purchase or capital leases, and disposed of through deconstruction, sale or transfer. The activity includes the Capital Assistance Program (CAP) which is a capital contribution program under which Defence makes financial contributions to support the transfer of infrastructure facilities to provinces, territories, municipalities and/or their agencies. CAP projects support real property goals and objectives by encouraging cost-effective solutions for the provision of infrastructure on bases and wings across Canada.

Recruiting of Personnel and Initial Training

This program will promote National Defence as a preferred workplace with the general public and to recruit new hires for a broad range of trades and other general, professional and scientific occupations. This involves deepening Defence's connections to the various educational and ethnic communities to attract the right number and mix of people who have the skills needed to contribute to meeting the Defence Mission. Engaging in effective leadership, strategic planning, and targeted outreach activities will ensure that proactive measures are taken to address the challenges arising from current labour market pressures for specific skill sets within certain geographic locations. The program will attract, select and enrol personnel and conduct initial training (basic recruit and occupational training) to military members to the Operational Functional Point. This ensures that sufficient personnel are recruited and trained with the needed skills in the appropriate occupation, now and into the future, to meet Defence requirements. This is accomplished through the provision of recruitment centres, recruitment campaigns, advertising and other outreach activities as well as the necessary training staff, facilities and associated supports.

Defence Science and Technology

This program provides the Government of Canada with critical scientific knowledge and innovation to address defence & security challenges and needs. The S&T Program includes direction setting, program planning, program management, and capability management, execution and assessment. The Program comprises multi-year projects with activities in research, technology development, analysis and experimentation applied to inform, enable and respond to Canada's defence and security priorities over multiple time horizons extending up to a 20-year outlook. The scientific knowledge and innovation generated from these activities informs decisions on Defence capability acquisitions, readiness preparation and the conduct of operations in response to Government priorities. Activities under this program draw on internal capability and make extensive use of partnerships with Canadian industry and academia as well as international organizations.

Strategic Outcome

National Defence is ready to meet Government Defence Expectations.

Program Activity Descriptions

Land Readiness

This program provides Canada with a combat-capable, multi-purpose Army. The program will generate and sustain relevant, responsive, combat capable land forces that are effective across the spectrum of conflict, from peacekeeping and nation building to war fighting. This is accomplished by bringing land forces to a state of readiness for operations, assembling and organizing Land personnel, supplies, and materiel as well as the provision of individual and collective training to prepare land forces to defend Canadian interests domestically, continentally and internationally.

Aerospace Readiness

This program will provide Canada with a combat-capable, multi-purpose Air Force. The program will generate and sustain relevant, responsive, combat capable aerospace forces that are able to respond to the spectrum of tasks, as may be directed by the Government, within the required response time. This is accomplished by bringing aerospace forces to a state of readiness for operations, by assembling, and organizing aerospace personnel, supplies, and materiel. This includes the training and equipping of aerospace forces and the provision of their means of deployment, sustainment and recovery to defend Canadian interests domestically, continentally and internationally.

Joint and Common Readiness

This program will ensure Defence is ready to operate in a joint capacity, as directed by Government, to respond to domestic, continental and international requirements within the required response time. The program will generate and sustain forces for activities, operations and organisations in which elements of at least two services (e.g Navy, Army, Air Force) participate.

This is accomplished through the provision of training of a joint and common nature, the equipping of forces and the provision of their means to deploy in a joint capacity.

Maritime Readiness

This program provides Canada with a combat-capable, multi-purpose Navy. The program will generate and sustain relevant, responsive, combat capable maritime forces that are able to respond to a spectrum of tasks, as may be directed by the Government, within the required response time. This is accomplished by bringing maritime forces to a state of readiness for operations, by assembling, and organizing maritime personnel, supplies, and materiel. This includes the training and equipping of forces and the provision of their means of deployment, sustainment and recovery to defend Canadian interests domestically, continentally and internationally.

Strategic Outcome

Defence operations improve peace, stability and security wherever deployed.

Program Activity Descriptions

International Peace, Stability and Security

This program will contribute to global peace and security by conducting global CF operations, across the spectrum from humanitarian assistance to combat, in concert with national and international partners, to achieve timely and decisive results in support of Canada's national interests. This is accomplished through the mobilization and deployment of forces internationally. Canadian Expeditionary Force Command is the operational command responsible for all Canadian Forces (CF) international operations, with the exception of operations conducted solely by Special Operations Forces elements.

Situational Awareness

The Government of Canada and Defence require an accurate and timely security picture and comprehensive situational awareness and threat knowledge for Canada and abroad. This program will provide credible, reliable and sustained intelligence services to Defence in support of decision making and military operations, as well as, support to other government departments in the defence and security of Canada. Work activities include geospatial intelligence, imagery intelligence, signals intelligence, and counter intelligence. The program also ensures the acquisition and use of information from the global information infrastructure to provide foreign intelligence to support Government of Canada intelligence priorities. This is accomplished through the collection, dissemination and analysis of electronic information. The program will ensure the provision of advice, guidance and services to help protect electronic information and information infrastructures of importance to the Government of Canada as well as technical and operational assistance to federal law enforcement and security agencies in the performance of their lawful duties.

Canadian Peace, Stability and Security

This program employs the Canadian Forces in the conduct of operations to ensure the safety and security of Canadians and the defence of Canada. These operations include protecting Canada's sovereignty, responding to domestic disasters or humanitarian crisis, supporting domestic security requirements, and conducting search and rescue activities. This is accomplished through the mobilization and deployment of forces within Canada. Canada Command is responsible for the conduct of all Canadian forces domestic operations – routine and contingency - and is the national operational authority for the defence of Canada.

Continental Peace, Stability and Security

This program employs the Canadian forces in the conduct of operations, both independently and in conjunction with allies, for the defence of North America and its approaches. Activities under this program include continental operations as required in accordance with Government of Canada policy. This is accomplished through the mobilization and deployment of forces for the defence of North America and its approaches. Canada Command is responsible for the conduct of all continental operations – routine and contingency - and is the national operational authority for the defence of North America and its approaches.

Strategic Outcome

Care and Support to the Canadian Forces and Contribution to Canadian Society.

Program Activity Descriptions

Defence Team Personnel Support

The Defence Team Personnel Support program will provide a broad spectrum of support services such as financial support for education and housing and facilities services, as well as, benefits to military personnel and their families. The program will also provide learning support to Defence civilians. This program is necessary as the provision of fair and equitable support is a key element of the Social Contract between the nation and its military personnel that is essential to enhance personnel readiness and deployability, and establish the Canadian Forces as an employer of choice and learning institution.

Canadian Identity

This program preserves and promotes Canadian identity by providing youth programs, ceremonial activities and the preservation of military history. The program is necessary to demonstrate the military heritage and proficiency of the Canadian Forces (CF) to Canadians and inform them of the military profession and practice in Canada. This is realized through initiatives such as ceremonial and band performances, CF museums, CF history and heritage books, web content and the Cadets.

Environment Protection and Stewardship

This program promotes public health and safety and supports sustainable development on Defence lands and wherever Defence operates. It delivers multi-faceted real property/infrastructure environmental protection and stewardship compliant with applicable legislation and federal policy that extends through every level of departmental decision-making.

Non-Security Support

Defence is strongly committed to contributing to Canadian society in non-operational roles. The program will provide supports to develop national competency in defence issues and to the whole of government approach by sharing information with other government departments and non-governmental organizations. This may inclued the provision of grants to researchers to generate knowledge related to defence issues or provide meteorological or mapping information to other government departments in the interest of information sharing on horizontal initiatives.

Strategic Outcome

The following program activity supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program Activity Descriptions

Internal Services

Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: 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.

Program by Activities

(thousands of dollars)       2010–11 Main Estimates       2009–10  





      Budgetary       Total   Main  






  Operating   Capital   Grants Contributions Less:     Estimates  
        and other   Revenues      
        transfer   credited      
        payments   to the vote      








Land Readiness   3,962,398   114,474   . . . . .   . . . . .   29,792   4,047,080   . . . . .  
Equipment Acquisition and Disposal   140,374   3,099,303   . . . . .   . . . . .   . . . . .   3,239,677   . . . . .  
International Peace, Stability and                
        Security   1,624,979   543,334   . . . . .   200,837   16,431   2,352,720   . . . . .  
Aerospace Readiness   2,313,788   24,796   . . . . .   . . . . .   68,832   2,269,753   . . . . .  
Joint and Common Readiness   2,023,513   170,407   . . . . .   . . . . .   12,097   2,181,823   . . . . .  
Maritime Readiness   1,960,295   35,104   . . . . .   . . . . .   19,462   1,975,937   . . . . .  
Internal Services   1,168,516   63,865   . . . . .   . . . . .   168,221   1,064,160   1,390,245  
Situational Awareness   529,583   136,164   . . . . .   . . . . .   1,268   664,479   . . . . .  
Real Property and Informatics                
        Infrastructure Acquisition and                
        Disposal   58,330   580,051   . . . . .   13,175   115   651,440   . . . . .  
Defence Team Personnel Support   714,012   15,580   82   6,619   100,243   636,050   . . . . .  
Recruiting of Personnel and Initial                
        Training   597,076   9,338   . . . . .   . . . . .   1,672   604,741   . . . . .  
Defence Science and Technology   331,378   40,528   . . . . .   . . . . .   3,536   368,370   . . . . .  
Canadian Identity   336,280   9,599   1,227   . . . . .   184   346,922   . . . . .  
Canadian Peace, Stability and Security   318,790   5,757   . . . . .   190   223   324,514   . . . . .  
Continental Peace, Stability and                
        Security   210,672   5,352   . . . . .   . . . . .   17,590   198,434   . . . . .  
Environment Protection and                
        Stewardship   144,411   841   1,500   6,595   113   153,234   . . . . .  
Non-Security Support   18,401   78   2,600   1,100   . . . . .   22,179   . . . . .  
Generate and Sustain Relevant,                
        Responsive and Effective Combat-                
        Capable Integrated Forces   . . . . .   . . . . .   . . . . .   . . . . .   . . . . .   . . . . .   14,173,282  
Conduct Operations   . . . . .   . . . . .   . . . . .   . . . . .   . . . . .   . . . . .   2,670,678  
Contribute to Canadian government,                
        society and international community                
        in accordance with Canadian                
        interests and values   . . . . .   . . . . .   . . . . .   . . . . .   . . . . .   . . . . .   1,005,256  








  16,452,794   4,854,572   5,409   228,516   439,779   21,101,512   19,239,461  









Note: Details may not add to totals due to rounding.

Transfer Payments

        (dollars)   2010–11   2009–10  
  Main Estimates   Main Estimates  



Grants      
        Security and Defence Forum Class Grant Program   2,500,000   2,500,000  
        Named Grant to the Institute for Environmental Monitoring and Research   1,500,000   1,500,000  
        Class Grant Program to the National Offices of the Cadet Leagues of      
                Canada: Navy League of Canada   409,000   380,000  
        Class Grant Program to the National Offices of the Cadet Leagues of      
                Canada: Army Cadet League of Canada   409,000   380,000  
        Class Grant Program to the National Offices of the Cadet Leagues of      
                Canada: Air Cadet League of Canada   409,000   380,000  
        Conference of Defence Associations Named Grant Program   100,000   100,000  
        (S) Payments to dependants of certain members of the Royal Canadian      
                Air Force killed while serving as instructors under the British      
                Commonwealth Air Training Plan ( Appropriation Act No.4, 1968 )   64,272   83,700  
        Civil Pensions and Annuities: Mr. R.P. Thompson   17,853   25,000  


Total grants   5,409,125   5,348,700  



Contributions      
        North Atlantic Treaty Organization Contribution Program: NATO      
                Military Budget (NATO Programs)   126,860,605   87,610,000  
        North Atlantic Treaty Organization Contribution Program: NATO      
                Security Investment Program (NATO Programs)   48,489,651   44,158,000  
        Contributions in support of the Capital Assistance Program   13,175,000   10,000,000  
        North Atlantic Treaty Organization Contribution Program: NATO      
                Airborne Early Warning and Control Program Management Agency      
                (NATO Major Activities)   12,635,223   53,952,000  
        North Atlantic Treaty Organization Contribution Program : NATO      
                Alliance Ground Surveillance System (NATO Major Activities)   10,152,420   . . . . .  
        Contribution Program in support of the Remediation of the Former Mid-      
                Canada Line Radar Sites in Ontario   6,595,000   . . . . .  
        (S) Payments under the Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act   5,459,452   6,079,000  
        North Atlantic Treaty Organization Contribution Program: NATO Other      
                Activities   2,699,515   2,627,000  
        (S) Payments under Parts I-IV of the Defence Services Pension      
                Continuation Act (R.S., 1970 c.D-3)   1,159,415   1,318,900  
        Canadian Association of Physician Assistants Contribution Program   1,100,000   . . . . .  
        COSPAS-SARSAT Secretariat Contribution Program   190,000   190,000  


Total contributions   228,516,281   205,934,900  



Items not required      
        Contribution program for the promotion of defence diplomacy objectives      
                implemented by the Military Training Assistance Programme*   . . . . .   10,000,000  
        Contribution program in support of the Search and Rescue New      
                Initiatives Fund*   . . . . .   4,000,000  
        Contribution to the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association*   . . . . .   2,765,447  
        Pearson Peacekeeping Centre Contribution Program   . . . . .   2,600,000  
        Contribution to the Biological and Chemical Defence Review      
                Committee*   . . . . .   100,000  
        Planning Element of the Multinational United Nations Standby Forces      
                High-Readiness Brigade Contribution Program   . . . . .   86,000  
        Non-Academic Class Grant Program: Canadian Institute of Strategic      
                Studies   . . . . .   80,000  
        Non-Academic Class Grant Program: Canadian Institute of International      
                Affairs   . . . . .   40,000  
        Benevolent Fund Class Grant Program: Royal Canadian Naval      
                Benevolent Fund*   . . . . .   24,660  


Total items not required   . . . . .   19,696,107  



Total   233,925,406   230,979,707  



*Authority will be sought in 2010-11 for the renewal of these transfer payment programs.

Canadian Forces Grievance Board

Strategic Outcome

Findings and Recommendations of the Canadian Forces Grievance Board are implemented and lead to improved conditions of service for members of the Canadian Forces.

Program Activity Descriptions

Review Canadian Forces grievances

The Chief of the Defence Staff refers grievances as prescribed under Queen's Regulations and Orders for the Canadian Forces as well as every grievance concerning a decision or an act of the Chief of the Defence Staff in respect of a particular officer or non-commissioned member to the Board for its findings and recommendations. The Board conducts objective and transparent reviews of grievances with due respect to fairness and equity for each member of the Canadian Forces, regardless of rank or position. It ensures that the rights of military personnel are considered fairly throughout the process and that its Board Members act in the best interest of the parties concerned. The findings and recommendations it issues are not only based in law but form precedents that may facilitate change within the Canadian Forces. As an administrative tribunal designed to review grievances, the Board must ensure that its recommendations comply with the law and can be implemented in accordance with its enabling legislation, relevant human rights legislation and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms .

Strategic Outcome

The following program activity supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program Activity Descriptions

Internal Services

Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: 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.

Program by Activities

(thousands of dollars)   2010–11 Main Estimates   2009–10  

  Budgetary   Total   Main  

  Operating     Estimates  




Review Canadian Forces grievances   3,499   3,499   3,382  
Internal Services   3,142   3,142   3,076  




  6,641   6,641   6,458  




Note: Details may not add to totals due to rounding..

Military Police Complaints Commission

Strategic Outcome

Conduct complaints against the Military Police and interference complaints by the Military Police are resolved in a fair and timely manner and recommendations made are implemented by the Department of National Defence and/or the Canadian Forces.

Program Activity Descriptions

Complaints Resolution

This program aims to successfully resolve complaints about the conduct of military police members as well as complaints of interference with military police investigations by overseeing and reviewing all complaints received. This program is necessary to help the military police to be as effective and as professional as possible in their policing duties and functions.

Strategic Outcome

The following program activity supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program Activity Descriptions

Internal Services

Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: 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.

Program by Activities

(thousands of dollars)   2010–11 Main Estimates   2009–10  

  Budgetary   Total   Main  

  Operating     Estimates  



Complaints Resolution   2,662   2,662   4,462  
Internal Services   2,023   2,023   1,511  




  4,685   4,685   5,973  




Note: Details may not add to totals due to rounding.

Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner

Strategic Outcome

The Communications Security Establishment Canada performs its duties and functions in accordance with the laws of Canada and with due regard for the privacy of Canadians.

Program Activity Descriptions

The Communications Security Establishment Canada review program

The program activity provides independent review by the Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner of the lawfulness of the activities of the Communications Security Establishment Canada. The core functions of this program consist in reviewing the Communications Security Establishment Canada's activities to ensure they comply with the laws of Canada in general and, in particular, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms , the National Defence Act , the Criminal Code and the Privacy Act . If the Commissioner believes that an activity of the Communications Security Establishment of Canada carried out under its foreign intelligence or its information technology security mandates may not be in compliance with the law, he/she is required to inform the Minister of National Defence and the Attorney General of Canada, accordingly. Through this program activity, and in response to any complaint filed by Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada, the Commissioner may undertake any investigation that he/she considers necessary. In addition, the Commissioner has a duty under the Security of Information Act to receive information from persons who are permanently bound to secrecy if they wish to claim a public interest defence for divulging classified information (referred to in the Act as special operational information) about the Communications Security Establishment Canada.

Strategic Outcome

The following program activity supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program Activity Descriptions

Internal Services

Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: 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.

Program by Activities

(thousands of dollars)   2010–11 Main Estimates   2009–10  

  Budgetary   Total   Main  

  Operating     Estimates  




The Communications Security Establishment Canada        
        review program   1,393   1,393   1,301  
Internal Services   707   707   193  




  2,100   2,100   1,494  




Note: Details may not add to totals due to rounding.

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