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Departmental Performance Report (DPR) and Financial Highlights

Library and Archives Canada: Financial Performance Summary for 2010-2011

Summary of Performance


2010—2011 Financial Resources ($ thousands)
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending
$120,285.2 $129,037.2 $111,865.7

2010—2011 Human Resources (FTEs)
Planned Actual Difference
1,109 1,119 10

Strategic Outcome: Current and future generations of Canadians have access to their documentary heritage
Performance Indicators Targets 2010-2011 Performance
Extent to which our holdings are accessible to Canadians (refers to going digital) 2010-2011 determined the baseline The indicator was not measured this fiscal year as it should only be measured every two to three years. The indicator was last measured in 2009-2010.
($ thousands)
Program Activity 2009-2010 Actual Spending 2010-2011 Alignment to Government of Canada Outcome
Main Estimates Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending
Program Activity 1.1 - Managing the disposition of the Government of Canada records of continuing value 11,248.2 6,915.6 6,915.6 7,269.8 10,537.2 Social Affairs
Vibrant Canadian Culture and Heritage(See Note 1)
Program Activity 1.2 - Managing the documentary heritage of interest to Canada 54,509.8 64,370.2 64,370.2 68,221.2 48,021.2 Social Affairs
Vibrant Canadian Culture and Heritage
Program Activity 1.3 - Making the documentary heritage known and accessible for use 24,305.9 19,483.0 19,483.0 22,772.7 20,950.3 Social Affairs
Vibrant Canadian Culture and Heritage
Program Activity 1.4 - Internal services 34,403.6 29,516.5 29,516.5 30,773.5 32,357.0  
Total 124,467.5 120,285.2 120,285.2 129,037.2 111,865.7  

Note 1: While the Program Activity Architecture in use in 2010–2011 allocated all LAC program activities to the Social Affairs outcome, effective recordkeeping establishes an essential administrative and business foundation within government for services to Canadians. It is an essential element in supporting ministerial and managerial accountability within Canada’s democratic process. Therefore, LAC traditionally noted that Program Activity 1.1 aligned better to the Government Affairs outcome.



Explanation of Variance
Total Authorities versus Total Spending
Program Activity Amount
($ thousands)
Item Comments
1.2 Managing the documentary heritage of interest to Canada 11,812.1 Collection Storage Facility Due to project delays funds an amount of $8.3M in capital and $3.5M in operating were reprofiled to 2011-12 to meet the cash flow requirements of the project.
1.3 Making the documentary heritage known and accessible for use 1,500.0 Initiative for Equitable Library Services The project has been completed and excess funds have been return to the Consolidated Revenue Fund.
All Program Activities 2,000.0 Modernization As we are modernizing our organization, projects have been delayed until 2011-12 in order to conform with our priorities.
All Program Activities 823.6 Conversion Factor An amount of 823.6K was frozen in order to cover Employee Benefit Plan expenditures.
All Program Activities 593.8 Cost Containment Measures Frozen allotments from the Budget 2010 Cost Containment Measures.
  16,729.5 Total*

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


Explanation of Variance
Planned Spending verses Total Authorities
Program Activity Amount
($ thousands)
Item Comments
1.2 Managing the documentary heritage of interest to Canada 445.8 Canadian Feature Film Policy Transfer from Canadian Heritage received through Supplementary Estimates A to fund film acquisition and preservation activities under the Preservation and Access Component of the Canadian Feature Film Policy.
1.3 Making the documentary heritage known and accessible for use 1,000.0 Dictionary of Canadian Biographies Transfer from Canadian Heritage received through Supplementary Estimates B to provide Canadians with free online access to authoritative content on Canadian history and civics, though the use, reproduction, adaptation and communication of the entire contents of the Dictionary of Canadian Biography via an intellectual property licensing agreement with the Universities of Toronto and Laval.
All Program Activities 4,705.6 Vote 25 transfer - Carry Forward This amount increased Library and Archives Canada's overall spending authorities and was not forecasted as planned spending.
All Program Activities 1,188.9 Vote 30 transfer - Paylist Requirements This amount increased Library and Archives Canada's overall spending authorities and was not forecasted as planned spending.
All Program Activities 931.3 Employee Benefits Plan This amount increased Library and Archives Canada's overall spending authorities and was not forecasted as planned spending.
All Program Activities 229.8 Vote 15 transfer - Collective Bargaining This amount increased Library and Archives Canada's overall spending authorities and was not forecasted as planned spending.
  8,501.4 Total*

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