Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences

2010-2011

As required by the Treasury Board Directive for the Management of Expenditures on Travel, Hospitality and Conferences, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of the categories of travel, hospitality and conferences for Status of Women Canada for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011.

This information is updated annually and does not contain information withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act.

This report should be read in conjunction with the organization's 2010-2011 Report on Plans and Priorities and 2010-2011 Departmental Performance Report.

In 1976, the Government of Canada established the Office of the Coordinator, Status of Women, with the mandate to coordinate policy with respect to the status of women and to administer related programs.

In fulfilling its mandate, Status of Women Canada plays a key role in supporting the Government of Canada's agenda for equality for women and their full participation in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada. To play this role effectively, Status of Women Canada works with partners such as federal departments and agencies, provincial/territorial governments, private sector institutions and non-governmental organizations. The agency also works in collaboration with other players to help fulfill Canada's domestic and international obligations relating to equality for women.

Status of Women Canada carries out two Program Activities designed to achieve concrete results. The first result is demonstrated through inclusive and effective policies that advance gender equality and address issues that affect women. This result is made possible through enhanced capacity of federal departments/agencies in integrating gender-based analysis in their legislative proposals, policies, programs and initiatives.

Status of Women Canada also seeks to achieve results that are demonstrated by women who are equipped with information, knowledge, skills and tools to identify and address barriers that impede their full participation in society. Status of Women Canada has four regional points of services located in Montréal (serving Quebec and Nunavut), Moncton (serving New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador), Edmonton (serving Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and Yukon) and Ottawa (serving Ontario and national organizations) where staff must travel within each of their designated territory to help achieve these results.

Expenditures on travel, hospitality and conferences incurred are directly related to supporting Status of Women Canada's mandate, achieving its strategic outcome and meeting government priorities.

Total annual expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences of Status of Women Canada are summarized below:
Expenditure Category Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2011
(in thousands of dollars)
Travel – Public Servants
149
Travel – Non-Public Servants
117
International Travel by Minister and Minister's Staff*
15
Total Travel
281
Hospitality
14
Conference Fees
9
TOTAL
304

* Includes international travel that is part of a department's program.