Supplementary Information Tables

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

Overview of the Federal Government's Approach to Sustainable Development

The Policy on Green Procurement supports the Government of Canada's effort to promote environmental stewardship. In keeping with the objectives of the policy, the Canadian Grain Commission supports sustainable development by integrating environmental performance considerations into the procurement decision-making process through the activities in this supplementary information table.

Although the Canadian Grain Commission is not bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act and is not required to develop a departmental sustainable development strategy, the Canadian Grain Commission adheres to the principles of the FSDS by implementing the Policy on Green Procurement.

Target 7.2: Green Procurement

As of April 1, 2014, the Government of Canada will continue to take action to embed environmental considerations into public procurement, in accordance with the federal Policy on Green Procurement.

Performance Measurement
Expected Result
Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services.
Performance Indicator Targeted performance level
Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place as of April 1, 2014.

Implemented in 2009.
Updated in 2014-15.

Number and percentage of procurement and/or materiel management specialists who completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course (C215) or equivalent, in fiscal year 2016–17. 5
100%
Number and percentage of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution toward green procurement, in fiscal year 2016–17. 1
100%
Departmental Green Procurement Target
Reduce the total number of printers by increasing the ratio of printers to FTEs
Performance Indicator Targeted performance level
Ratio of printers to FTEs (2014-15 baseline = 1 printer: 5 FTEs) 1 printer to every 12 FTEs
Departmental Green Procurement Target
Replace obsolete printers with duplex printers.
Performance Indicator Targeted performance level
Percentage of obsolete printers that are replaced with duplex printers 100%
Implementation strategy element or best practice Targeted performance level
7.2.1.5. Leverage common-use procurement instruments where available and feasible. Achieved
Best Practice
7.2.3. Train acquisition cardholders on green procurement.
Achieved
Best Practice
7.2.4. Increase awareness of the Policy on Green Procurement among managers.
Achieved

Strategic Environmental Assessment

The Canadian Grain Commission will continue to ensure that its decision-making process includes consideration of FSDS goals and targets through the Strategic Environmental Assessment process. A Strategic Environmental Assessment for policy, plan or program proposals includes an analysis of the impacts of the given proposal on the environment, including on FSDS goals and targets.

Public statements on the results of the Canadian Grain Commission’s detailed assessment will be made public when an initiative is announced. The purpose of the public statement is to demonstrate that the environmental effects, including the impacts on achieving the FSDS goals and targets, of the approved policy, plan or program have been considered during proposal development and decision making.

Upcoming Internal Audits and Evaluations Over the Next Three Fiscal Years

Internal Audits

Internal audits
Title of Internal Audit Internal Audit Type Status Expected Completion Date
Audit of Travel, Hospitality, and Conference Expenses Assurance In progress First Quarter
2016-17
Audit of Entity Level Controls Assurance
Policy on Internal Control
In Progress First Quarter
2016-17
Follow-up to Management Action Plans from prior audits Review Engagement (Annual) In progress First Quarter
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Audit of Weighing Services Assurance In progress Second Quarter
2016-17
Audit of Producer Cars Program Assurance In progress Second Quarter
2016-17
Audit of Licensing and Compliance Assurance Planned Third Quarter
2016-2017
Audit of Alternative Working Arrangements Assurance Planned Fourth Quarter
2016-17
Information Technology General Controls Review Engagement: Policy on Internal Control Planned First Quarter
2017-18
Audit of Grain Research Laboratory Governance Assurance Planned Second Quarter
2017-18
Audit of Revenue Contracts Assurance Planned Third Quarter
2017-18
Horizontal Internal Audit of Costing in Large and Small Departments Assurance—OCG
Horizontal Audit
Planned Fourth Quarter
2017-18
Audit of Overtime Process Assurance Planned First Quarter
2018-19
Audit of Procurement Assurance Planned Second Quarter
2018-19
Audit of Communications Assurance Planned Third Quarter
2018-19
Audit of Statistics Unit Assurance Planned Fourth Quarter
2018-19

Evaluations

The Canadian Grain Commission is completing its first Program Evaluation in the fourth quarter of 2015-16. Subsequently, an Evaluation Plan for the upcoming three years will be approved.

Evaluations
Link to department’s Program Alignment Architecture Title of the evaluation Planned evaluation start date Planned deputy head approval date
NA NA NA NA

User Fees and Regulatory Charges

General Information

Fee name Outward official inspection – amend
Fee type Regulatory (R)
Fee-setting authority

Canada Grain Act (paragraph 116(1)(r))

Reason for planned change of existing fee or introduction of new fee

Amendments are being considered as part of the CGC’s ongoing user fees review cycle. The review cycle repeats every five years.

Effective date of planned change of existing fee or introduction of new fee

By fiscal year 2018-19.

Consultation and review process planned

The CGC plans to conduct user fees consultations with stakeholders as per the User Fees Act during fiscal year 2016-17.

Fee name Reinspection of grain – amend
Fee type Regulatory (R)
Fee-setting authority

Canada Grain Act (paragraph 116(1)(r))

Reason for planned change of existing fee or introduction of new fee

Amendments are being considered as part of the CGC’s ongoing user fees review cycle. The review cycle repeats every five years.

Effective date of planned change of existing fee or introduction of new fee

By fiscal year 2018-19.

Consultation and review process planned

The CGC plans to conduct user fees consultations with stakeholders as per the User Fees Act during fiscal year 2016-17.

Fee name Outward official weighing – amend
Fee type Regulatory (R)
Fee-setting authority

Canada Grain Act (paragraph 116(1)(r))

Reason for planned change of existing fee or introduction of new fee

Amendments are being considered as part of the CGC’s ongoing user fees review cycle. The review cycle repeats every five years.

Effective date of planned change of existing fee or introduction of new fee

By fiscal year 2018-19.

Consultation and review process planned

The CGC plans to conduct user fees consultations with stakeholders as per the User Fees Act during fiscal year 2016-17.

Fee name Third-party authorization: inward inspection or weighing – amend
Fee type Regulatory (R)
Fee-setting authority

Canada Grain Act (paragraph 116(1)(r))

Reason for planned change of existing fee or introduction of new fee

Amendments are being considered as part of the CGC’s ongoing user fees review cycle. The review cycle repeats every five years.

Effective date of planned change of existing fee or introduction of new fee

By fiscal year 2018-19.

Consultation and review process planned

The CGC plans to conduct user fees consultations with stakeholders as per the User Fees Act during fiscal year 2016-17.

Fee name Supplementary fees for outward official inspection – amend
Fee type Regulatory (R)
Fee-setting authority

Canada Grain Act (paragraph 116(1)(r))

Reason for planned change of existing fee or introduction of new fee

Amendments are being considered as part of the CGC’s ongoing user fees review cycle. The review cycle repeats every five years.

Effective date of planned change of existing fee or introduction of new fee

By fiscal year 2018-19.

Consultation and review process planned

The CGC plans to conduct user fees consultations with stakeholders as per the User Fees Act during fiscal year 2016-17.

Fee name Licensing – amend
Fee type Regulatory (R)
Fee-setting authority

Canada Grain Act (paragraph 116(1)(r))

Reason for planned change of existing fee or introduction of new fee

Amendments are being considered as part of the CGC’s ongoing user fees review cycle. The review cycle repeats every five years.

Effective date of planned change of existing fee or introduction of new fee

By fiscal year 2018-19.

Consultation and review process planned

The CGC plans to conduct user fees consultations with stakeholders as per the User Fees Act during fiscal year 2016-17.

Fee name Producer railway cars – amend
Fee type Regulatory (R)
Fee-setting authority

Canada Grain Act (paragraph 116(1)(r))

Reason for planned change of existing fee or introduction of new fee

Amendments are being considered as part of the CGC’s ongoing user fees review cycle. The review cycle repeats every five years.

Effective date of planned change of existing fee or introduction of new fee

By fiscal year 2018-19.

Consultation and review process planned

The CGC plans to conduct user fees consultations with stakeholders as per the User Fees Act during fiscal year 2016-17.

Fee name Inspection of submitted samples – amend
Fee type Regulatory (R)
Fee-setting authority

Canada Grain Act (paragraph 116(1)(r))

Reason for planned change of existing fee or introduction of new fee

Amendments are being considered as part of the CGC’s ongoing user fees review cycle. The review cycle repeats every five years.

Effective date of planned change of existing fee or introduction of new fee

By fiscal year 2018-19.

Consultation and review process planned

The CGC plans to conduct user fees consultations with stakeholders as per the User Fees Act during fiscal year 2016-17.