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Departmental Performance Report (DPR) and Financial Highlights

Library and Archives Canada: Financial Performance Summary for 2008-2009

Performance Summary Table

Strategic Outcome: Current and future generations of Canadians have access to their documentary heritage
Performance Indicators Targets 2008-09 Performance
Narrative (preservation, growth of the collection, accessibility) Not at this level for 2008–09 Synopsis of progress is presented in the discussion on the contribution of priorities to the strategic outcome

($ thousands)
Program Activity 2007-08
Actual
Spending
2008-09 Alignment to Government of Canada Outcomes
Main
Estimates
Planned
Spending
Total
Authorities
Actual
Spending
1.1 Managing the disposition of the Government of Canada records of continuing value $13,588.0 $12,002.0 $11,954.0 $13,654.2 $13,938.8

Government Affairs

 

Social Affairs

A vibrant Canadian culture and heritage

1.2 Managing the documentary heritage of interest to Canada $68,910.9 $77,166.0 $95,554.0 $83,773.2 $68,776.8
1.3 Making the documentary heritage known and accessible for use $39,957.1 $68,434.0 $68,163.0 $75,230.4 $43,876.9
Total $122,456.0 $157,602.0 $175,671.0 $172,657.8 $126,592.5  

Note: Effective recordkeeping is an essential government administrative and business foundation for service to Canadians. It supports ministerial and managerial accountability within Canada's democratic process. Therefore, Program Activity 1.1 also implicitly supports the Government of Canada priority area "Government Affairs."


Explanation of Variance
Total Authorities versus Total Spending
Program Activity Amount
($ thousands)
Item Comments
1.2 Managing the documentary heritage of interest to Canada $6,800.0 Collection Storage Facility In June 2009, Treasury Board approved funding to convert a building into a collection storage facility with a high-density shelving system. Funds in the amount of $6.8 million were frozen and reprofiled to 2010-11 to meet the cashflow requirements of the project.
1.2 Managing the documentary heritage of interest to Canada $5,769.3 Nitrate Preservation Facility In June 2008, Treasury Board approved funding for the Nitrate Preservation Facility. Funds were frozen and reprofiled to 2009-10 to meet the cash flow requirements of the project.
1.2 Managing the documentary heritage of interest to Canada $839.8 AMICAN project for the replacement of obsolete systems Spending related to the acquisition and integration of one of the system's components has been postponed to 2009-10.
1.3 Making the documentary heritage known and accessible for use $559.8
1.3 Making the documentary heritage known and accessible for use $29,788.7 Portrait Gallery of Canada project A freeze was placed on the funds designated to construct a building to house the Portrait Gallery of Canada, and its public programming and exhibitions. On November 7, 2008, the Government of Canada announced the termination of a selection process for the Gallery's eventual site, deciding not to continue the project at this time.
  $43,757.6 Total*

*This number does not correspond to overall variance since only major items are included in this Table.


Explanation of Variance
Planned Spending versus Total Authorities
Program Activity Amount
($ thousands)
Item Comments
1.2 Managing the documentary heritage of interest to Canada $-15,730.0 Collection Storage Facility In June 2009, Treasury Board approved the project to convert a building into a collection storage facility with a high-density shelving system. Funds in the amount of $15.7 million were not accessed but reprofiled to 2010-11 to meet the cash flow requirements of the project.
1.2 Managing the documentary heritage of interest to Canada $-2,964.0 Nitrate Preservation Facility This amount was not accessed in 2008-09. Funds were reprofiled as follows: $1.31 million to 2009-10 and $1.54 million to 2010-11 to meet the cash flow requirements of the project.
1.3 Making the documentary heritage known and accessible for use $2,129.0 Activities related to the Canadian Culture Online Program This transfer of funds from Canadian Heritage was received through Supplementary Estimates B in support of activities to advance the creation of cultural content online and other digitization projects (horizontal item).
All Program Activities $5,737.8 Vote 15 - Collective Bargaining Funding was received for various collective agreements signed during the fiscal year 2008-09.
All Program Activities $3,668.6 Vote 25 - Operating Budget Carry Forward This amount, not forecast as planned spending, increased the overall spending authorities of Library and Archives Canada.
All Program Activities $2,252.6 Vote 30 - Paylist Requirements This amount, not forecast as planned spending, increased the overall spending authorities of Library and Archives Canada.
  $-4,906.0 Total*

*This number does not correspond to overall variance since only major items are included in this Table.