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Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is a national institution substantially funded by the federal government. As part of the government's Canadian Heritage portfolio, we report to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage. We have aligned our activities and our structures in ways most likely to help achieve specific broad outcomes that the Government of Canada has set for federally-funded policies, programs and services.
LAC supports the objective "a vibrant Canadian culture and heritage", which is outlined in Canada's Performance 2005 annual report. Our government recordkeeping leadership and responsibilities are increasingly recognized as critical to the government affairs area described in Canada's performance report.
We have defined a program activity architecture that focuses our activities on the achievement of a single strategic outcome, shown below. As part of the government-wide Management, Resources and Results Structure (MRRS), it is the basis for our reporting to Parliament and enables more focused corporate decision-making. It also reflects our role in achieving the government-wide outcomes that we mention above. It enables us to capture both our current activities and our future directions as we continue to transform our programs, services and operations.
1.0 Current and future generations of Canadians have access to their documentary heritage
1.1 Managing the disposition of the Government of Canada records of continuing value
1.1.1 Issuance of authorities to government institutions
1.1.2 Facilitate the management of GoC Records and Publications
1.2 Managing the documentary heritage of interest to Canada
1.2.1 Development of collection
1.2.2 Description of collection
1.2.3 Care of collection
1.3 Making the documentary heritage known and accessible for use
1.3.1 Services supporting client access to collections
1.3.2 Web-based and in-person interpretive public programs
1.4 Internal Services
Our government recordkeeping leadership and responsibilities are increasingly recognized as critical to the government affairs area described in Canada’s performance report.