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Section 4: Other Items of Interest

4.1  Organizational Information

Organizational Chart

Industry Canada’s organizational chart illustrates the Department’s accountability structure.

Industry Canada Organizational Information
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Organizational Changes Within Industry Canada

The Department’s organizational chart shown above reflects a number of recent organizational changes which are outlined in further detail below. It is important to note that the 2007–2008 RPP does not reflect this new organizational structure. As was explained in Section 1.3 of this document, the RPP is based on the Department’s Program Activity Architecture. Given the timing of many of these changes, they were not reflected in the 2007–2008 PAA and therefore are also not reflected in the 2007–2008 RPP.

The organizational changes include the following:

  • Policy Sector: The previous Policy Sector has been reshaped to create a more focused Strategic Policy group, and a new Science and Innovation group which will better focus on innovation policy in its broadest sense.
  • Operations Sector: The previous Operations Sector has been split into the Small Business and Marketplace Services Sector and the Regional Operations Sector following a realignment of Industry Canada’s operational agenda.

Machinery of Government Changes

The following recent machinery of government changes have impacted Industry Canada:

Aboriginal Business Canada (ABC) — ABC was transferred from Industry Canada to Indian and Northern Affairs Canada as of December 2006. Given that this change occurred late in the fiscal year, the Main Estimates for 2007–2008 do not reflect the transfer. For this reason, the financial and human resources related to ABC are included in Industry Canada’s 2007–2008 RPP. The transfer will be reflected in the 2007–2008 Supplementary Estimates and the 2008–2009 Annual Reference Level Update.

National Science Advisor (NSA) — The NSA was transferred from the Privy Council Office to Industry Canada as of May 2006. Due to the timing of this transfer, the NSA was not reflected in the 2007–2008 Program Activity Architecture on which this RPP is based. In the interim, the financial and human resources associated with the NSA are included with Corporate Services, and the resources are divided across all programs and services.

Secretary of State (Small Business and Tourism) — On January 4, 2007 the Secretary of State (Small Business and Tourism) was appointed. The Secretary of State will be responsible for small business and tourism, including outreach to key stakeholders and business associations such as the Canadian Federation of Independent Business and the Tourism Industry Association of Canada. Industry Canada will support the Secretary of State in his endeavours to address key priorities pertaining to small business and tourism.