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Table 4: Sustainable Development Strategy

In its Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS), the Agency has committed to the goals of incorporating sustainable development considerations into the planning and implementation of its activities, ensuring that the Agency conducts its operations in a sustainable manner, and building capacity to implement the Strategy. The commitments made in the SDS will advance the Agency’s strategic outcome of healthier Canadians, reduced health disparities, and a stronger public health capacity. These commitments also support federal SD goals, such as sustainable communities, SD and use of resources, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, targets of the Office of Greening Government Operations (GGO), and strengthening federal governance and decision-making to support SD. The Agency SDS can be found at:

SDS Agency Goal 1: Incorporate SD considerations into the planning and implementation of Agency activities
Federal SD goal, including GGO goals  (if applicable) Performance measurement from current SDS Expected results for 2009-10
Sustainable communities – communities enjoy a prosperous economy, a vibrant and equitable society, and a healthy environment for current and future generations % of solicitations that address SD issues

% of eligible employees that received SD training

% of funding that involves SD criteria

# of solicitations where SD is mentioned
Include SD considerations in all Population Health Fund solicitation documents by December 2009.
#  of funded projects with SD elements

#  of families and/or individuals reached through projects either directly or indirectly
By March 31, 2010, review outcomes of Population Health Fund projects funded by the Quebec Region to determine project SD contributions.
# of community-based groups receiving funding

# of community-based groups receiving strategic guidance on programming

# of children and families receiving program benefits
Contribute to the sustainability of communities by administering community-based programs directed at women, children and families living in conditions of risk, through the Community Action Program for Children, the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program and Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities.
% Canadians reporting participation in physical activity

% Canadians reporting healthy eating

% Canadians reporting healthy weight
By March 2010, evaluate progress toward the federal provincial healthy living target for input to evaluation of the pan-Canadian Healthy Living Strategy.
#  of teaching positions funded

#  of workshops conducted, joint activities

# of continuing education strategies established

# of community-oriented applied public health research programs established
Strengthened the public health system.

Each participating university establish, by 2009, a continuing education strategy aimed at local public health workers and a community-oriented applied public health research program.
Sustainable development and use of natural resources Availability of rapid molecular typing system

Availability of phage therapy for E coli 0157:H7 in food animals

Reporting on results of research activities at the Laboratory for Foodborne Zoonoses

Reporting on activities undertaken at the high-performance disease modeling and Health Geographic Information Systems (GIS)  Laboratory
Contribute to reducing the risks to human health from foodborne and waterborne diseases arising from animals and the agro-environment.

Increase knowledge generation, knowledge synthesis and evidence-based interventions.
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions #  of programs that consider the health implications of a changing climate

#  of policies that consider the health implications of a changing climate

#   of cross-jurisdictional consideration of climate change in its relation to activities associated with human health

Development of a Agency approach to the human health implications of a changing climate

#   of files receiving input from Climate Change Committee

#  of presentations to senior management, interdepartmental fora, meetings, conferences, etc
Enabling policy and communication strategy in place informing agency staff of expertise and availability of expert group by September 2009.

Program policy areas informed on health implications of changes in climate by December 2009.
  #   of tools developed

#   of collaborations

#   of presentations delivered

#   of articles published

#   of educational/training sessions delivered

#   of  fingerprinted strains of antimicrobial-resistant community- or-hospital acquired organisms
Support the development of microbial risk assessments for public health issues arising from interactions between human, animals and the environment by December 31, 2009.

Genetically fingerprint anti-microbial resistant strains to describe patterns in human antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance by December 31, 2009.
SDS Agency Goal 2: Ensure that the Agency conducts its operations in a sustainable manner
Sustainable development and use of natural resources % of Material managers trained

# of training courses offered

# of participants in training courses

% of acquisition card holders that have received green procurement training
Provide procurement training to 75% of material managers and integrate green procurement into training for acquisition cards by December 31, 2009.
% of inventory that is ENERGY STAR-compliant

% LCD monitors vs. CRT monitors

% Network printers vs. regular printers

% Printers with duplex capacity

% Stand alone printers replaced with group printers

% Group printers moved to well-ventilated areas
By March 31, 2010 meet the guidelines for operations of office equipment.

By March 31, 2010, all desk-top equipment meets the Energy Star standard.
Baseline of the Agency’s procurement patterns established

Reports on tracking options
Develop an effective, efficient and affordable green tracking system by December 31, 2009.
Awareness level of green travel options among Agency employees

# of people attending information sessions on green travel options

% of employees using green travel options

% of employees using alternative modes of transportation

% Employees using telephone, video and web conferencing services
Increase awareness of green travel options to 50% of all PHAC employees by December 31, 2009.
#  of tools developed for effective hazardous waste monitoring and reporting Effective hazardous waste monitoring and reporting in place by March 31, 2010.
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions % reduction in water and energy consumption Improved energy efficiency and reduce water consumption in Agency-owned laboratory buildings under normal operating conditions.
% of offices that meet the 8 ft. x 8 ft. (2.3m x 2.3m ) standard cubicle size

#   of hotelling workstations

#   of employees who telework

%  change in energy use in tenant buildings
Reduce energy use in rented or leased building.
SDS Agency Goal 3: Build capacity to implement Goals 1 and 2
Strengthen federal governance and decision-making to support sustainable development Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEAS) conducted for new policies, plans and programs

% of policy, plan and program proposals entered in the system that have completed SEAS, on an annual basis
Track Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEAs) of policy, plan and program proposals on an ongoing basis.
% of Agency employees who understand how SD applies to their work Develop and implement a Sustainable Development Policy by March 31, 2010.
#  of Provinces where the GIS services are available to public health professionals Provide a sustained and accessible GIS infrastructure for public health and SD practice
#  of progress reports submitted per year

# of SD discussions in Management Committee meetings
SD listed as a standing item on Management Committee meeting agenda.
#  of strategic, human resources and planning documents in which SD considerations are integrated Integrate SDS commitments into the Agency’s key planning and reporting processes by March 31, 2010.
# of budget review processes that consider SD principles Consider SD principles in all budget review processes undertaken within the Agency by March 31, 2010.
#  of awareness-building activities

% of Agency employees who understand their responsibilities in relation to SD
75% of Agency employees understand how SD applies to their work by October 1, 2010.