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Public Works and Government Services Canada - Canada Information Office (CIO)

Communications

Allocation from the reserve

$millions

FY 98-99

FY 99-00

Approval

$20.0

$20.0

P/A - Program expenditures

$19.3

$17.6

P/A - Transfer payments

None

$ 2.3

Description

The funding supported a range of unity activities at the CIO including:

  • Research into the priorities of Canadians, perceptions of government, regional and demographic profiles and thematic research.
  • Media monitoring and analysis of major government announcements such as the SFT and Budget and activities related to intergovernmental affairs.
  • Event calendars covering all regions of Canada.
  • Outreach and Ministerial support including Ministerial tours in Quebec and other regions and partnerships with regionally based organizations in support of unity objectives.
  • Other activities such as support to CCGC, development of GoC Communication policy etc.

Public Accounts References

  • Ministry Summary:
    1998-99 - Canada Information Office (CH) Vote 35 - Program Expenditures
    1990-00 - Canada Information Office (PWGSC) Vote 20 - Program Expenditures
  • Programs by Business Line:
    1998-99 - The Canada Information Office
    1990-00 - The Canada Information Office

Public Works and Government Services Canada - Canada Information Office (CIO)

Creation of New Organization

Allocation from the reserve

$million

FY 00-01

FY 01-02

FY 02-03

FY 03-04

FY 04-05

FY 05-06

Approval

$10.4

$10.4

$10.4

$10.4

$10.4

$10.4

P/A(Program expenditures)

$9.2

$8.7

$9.5

N/A

N/A

N/A

P/A (Transfer payments)

$0.8

$1.3

$0.5

N/A

N/A

N/A

Notes:

  • Of the $10.4M, $0.4 was later transferred to PWGSC for accommodation costs.
  • Since the $10.4M is equivalent to half the CIO A-base, half of the transfer payments expenses have been reported in this table

Description

In September 2001 the former CIO was amalgamated with communications operations of the former CCSB (PWGSC) to create Communication CanadaThe new organization had as its mandate to improve communications between Canadians and the government through improved information gathering and delivery as well as coordination of government communications activities such as 1-800 O Canada, the Canada site, sponsorship and exhibitions activitiesCommunication Canada had also received the mandate to increase its activities in the regions, improve public access with a leadership role on GOL as well as develop and coordinate national campaigns in both print and broadcast.

Canadian Unity Funding of $20M was provided to the former Canada Information Office for an initial two-year period from 1998-99 to 1999-00Upon renewal in 2000-01 TBS approval was received to transfer $10M of the $20M to the CIO A-base leaving the remaining $10M to be funded from the Unity Fund until 2004-05.

Public Accounts References

  • Ministry Summary:
    2000-01 & 2001-02 - Canada Information Office (PWGSC) Vote 15 - Program Expenditures
    2002-03 - Communication Canada Vote 20 - Program Expenditures
    2003-04 - Communication Canada Vote 15 - Operating Expenditures
  • Programs by Business Line:
    2000-01 - The Canada Information Office
    2001-02 - Information to Canadians
    2002-03 & 2003-04 - Corporate Communications

Public Works and Government Services Canada - Communication Canada

Ministerial Tours in Western Canada

Allocation from the reserve

$millions

FY 01-02

FY 02-03

Approval

$1.5

$1.5

P/A - Program expenditures

Note 1

Note 1

P/A - Transfer payments

None

none

Note 1: Information not readily available.

Description

Federal ministers traveled as representatives of the Crown to both rural and urban communities in the western provincesThese tours provided an opportunity to exchange ideas and perspectives on the Government's programs, services and priorities with local representatives - the leaders directly concerned with the development of their communitiesThe program was designed to achieve the following specific objectives:

  • To meet and hold discussions with socio-economic and community stakeholders in their regions on a regular basis;
  • To enable the Government of Canada to introduce and explain its programs and services to Canadians;
  • To enable the Government to be "in touch" with Canadians so that Government communications better reflect regional realities;
  • To increase the Government of Canada's visibility in the regional print and electronic media.

Public Accounts References

  • Ministry Summary:
    2001-02 - Canada Information Office (PWGSC) Vote 15 - Program Expenditures
    2002-03 - Communication Canada (PWGSC) Vote 20 - Program Expenditures
  • Programs by Business Line:
    2001-02 - Information to Canadians
    2002-03 - Corporate Communications

Public Works and Government Services Canada - Communication Canada

Fairs and Exhibitions

Allocation from the reserve

$millions

FY 01-02

Approval

$1.0

P/A - Program expenditures

$1.0

P/A - Transfer payments

None

Description

The Government of Canada's Exhibition Program is designed to inform Canadians about Government of Canada programs and services at public events such as fairs, exhibitions and trade shows.

The Canada Pavilion, the GOC's flagship exhibit, is the key component of the Government of Canada Exhibitions ProgramThe Pavilion is a unique traveling showcase bringing together different departments under one corporate umbrella.

The Pavilion offers Canadians a unique opportunity to learn about programs and services in an interactive environmentVisitors can learn about their government through one-on-one interaction with public servants.

  • The budget in 2001-2002 was used for the Pavilion tours and the purchase of exhibit material.

Public Accounts References

  • Ministry Summary:
    2001-02 - Canada Information Office (PWGSC) Vote 15 - Program Expenditures
  • Programs by Business Line:
    2001-02 - Information to Canadians

Public Works and Governments Services Canada
Communication Canada

Liaison Project of the Council for Canadian Unity

Allocation from the reserve

$millions

FY 02-03

Approval

$1.35

P/A - Program expenditures

-

P/A - Transfer payments

$1.35

Description

This project involved the dissemination of information on Government of Canada programs, services and priorities to Canadians living in Europe. Activities included roundtables, conferences, and publication of information bulletins. The CCU also wanted to conduct surveys, studies, analyses and reports on the perception of Canadians on topics of interest.

The vehicle used was a transfer payment (grant). The project's sponsor was the Council for Canadian Unity (CCU). It was assisted by its network of partners, notably the Canadians in Europe Association, in carrying out its communication activities.

Public Accounts References

Ministry Summary: Communication Canada - Vote 2015 - Program Expenditures

Programs by Business Line: Corporate communications


Public Works and Governments Services Canada
Canadian Information Office

New Unity Office

Allocation from the reserve

$ millions

1996-97

1997-98

$20

$20

Description

  • Establish the Canadian Information Office. CIO sought designation as a department under Section 1.1 of the Financial Administration Act with TB as employer
  • Program: Grants and Contributions of the Canada Information Office
  • Recipients: various

Public Accounts References

  • Ministry Summary

None.

  • Programs by Business Line

Canadian Identity

  • Transfer Payments

1996-97: Canada Information Office Program expenditures and the Grants listed in the Estimates, p. 3.9
1997-98: Canada Information Office Program expenditures Payments to the Canada Council p. 3.9


Public Works and Government Services Canada

Unity - Quebec Referendum

Allocation from the reserve

$millions

95-96

$10.0

Description

  • The funds were received for advertising and public opinion research activities.

Public Accounts References

  • Programs by Business Line - Supply and Services Program - Corporate Management - Operating

Public Works and Government Services Canada

Cdn Identity Phase 2

Allocation from the reserve

$millions

95-96

$1.5

Description

  • The funds were received for advertising and public opinion research activities.

Public Accounts References

  • Programs by Business Line - Supply and Services Program - Corporate Management - Operating

Public Works and Government Services Canada

Unity

Allocation from the reserve

$millions

96-97

97-98

$17.0

$17.0

Description

  • The funds were received for sponsorship activities.

Public Accounts References

  • Programs by Business Line - Supply and Services Program - Corporate Management -Operating

Public Works and Government Services Canada

Advertising Unity

Allocation from the reserve

$millions

97-98

$18.8

Description

  • The funds were received for sponsorship activities.

Public Accounts References

  • Programs by Business Line - Supply and Services Program - Corporate Management -Operating

Public Works and Government Services Canada

Communications Group

Allocation from the reserve

$millions

98-99

$35

Description

  • The funds were received for sponsorship activities.

Public Accounts References

  • Programs by Business Line - Government Services Program - Supply Operations Services - Operating

Public Works and Government Services Canada

Sponsorship

Allocation from the reserve

$millions

99-00

$9.0

Description

The funds were received for sponsorship activities.

Public Accounts References

  • Programs by Business Line - Government Services Program - Communications Coordination Services - Operating

Public Works and Government Services Canada

Clarity Act

Allocation from the reserve

$millions

00-01

$.40

Description

  • The funds were received through Supplementary Estimates to offset the advertising costs incurred by PWGSC with respect to the Clarity Bill.

Public Accounts References

  • Programs by Business Line - Government Services Program- Communications Coordination Services - Operating

Public Works and Government Services Canada

Additional Sponsorship Activities

Allocation from the reserve

$millions

01-02

$3.5

Description

  • The funds were received for sponsorship activities.

Public Accounts References

  • Programs by Business Line - Government Services Program- Communications Coordination Services - Operating

Public Works and Government Services Canada
(and other government departments)

Misc. Depts - Constitutional Reform

Allocation from the reserve

$millions

92-93

PWGSC

$18.241

Other Gov't Depts

$5.861

Description

  • The funds were received in various departments for Communications Initiatives for a total of $24.102M:
    • Supply and Services (18.241M), Multiculturalism and Citizenship (.21M), Industry Science and Technology (.511M), Indian and Northern Affairs (.15M), Fitness and Amateur Sport (.05), Communications (.26), National Defence (1.2M) and the Secretary of State of Canada (3.48M).
  • The funding was received under Supply and Services for:
    • outdoor advertising component (media)
    • outdoor advertising, production

Public Accounts References

  • Programs by Business Line - Department of Supply and Services - Canada Communication Group Revolving Fund - Operating

Public Works and Government Services Canada

Communications

Allocation from the reserve

$millions

92-93

$3.313

Description

  • The funding was received under the Department of Supply and Services to support the communications priorities of the Government of Canada and to encourage public involvement in discussions related to constitutional reform:
  • Constitutional Reform Informational Media Purchase
  • 1-800 Line, mailing list, fulfilment charges and other Services
  • Constitutional Conference and Communications Support
  • Media Monitoring Analysis

Public Accounts References

  • Programs by Business Line - Department of Supply and Services - Canada Communication Group Revolving Fund - Operating