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Library and Archives Canada Business Plan 2008 - 2011

Financial Situation

Library and Archives Canada's increase in permanent funding is mainly attributable to the funding received for the increased workload resulting from the new Federal Accountability Act, funding to operate the Portrait Gallery of Canada and inflation. The LAC budget distribution remains relatively unchanged with 70 percent being allocated to personnel expenditures. Temporary funding will decrease over the next three years due to the sunsetting of specific project initiatives, which include an Interim Collection Facility, a Nitrate Preservation Facility and the Portrait Gallery of Canada.

The tables below present Library and Archives Canada's financial situation by nature of expenditures, as well as by program activities and capital projects for the next three years. In addition to these amounts, LAC is also expecting in each year $1.746 million for grants and contributions and $550 thousand for revenue credited to the vote. Using various vehicles, Library and Archives Canada is always actively seeking additional funding in support of its priorities, thus final authorities may vary from those of the Main Estimates.

Main Estimates  -  Operating
($ thousands)

Main Estimates  -  Operating

FTE
2008/09
1,143

  2008/09 in Thousands 2009/10 in Thousands 2010/11 in Thousands
Permanent / Personnel 64,997 64,997 64,997
Permanent / Other Operating 23,874 23,874 23,874
Temporary (Operating) 12,496 6,305 0
Capital Projects 43,186 1,185 1,185
EBP (Perm & Temp) 11,853 11,692 11,375


Main Estimates - Operating By Program
Activity and Capital Projects
($ thousands)

Program Activities FTE
2008/09
1.1 Managing the Disposition of the Government of Canada Records of Continuing Value 173
1.2 Managing the Documentary Heritage of Interest to Canada 628
1.3 Making the Documentary Heritage Known and Accessible for Use 342

In 2008-2009, LAC has a budget of $156M of which, $43M is for Capital projects and $12M is temporary funding. LAC has 1,143 full-time employees. In the next chart, the budget is distributed by program activities.

Main Estimates - Operating By Program Activity and Capital Projects ($ thousands)

  2008/09 in Thousands 2009/10 in Thousands 2010/11 in Thousands
1.1 Managing the Disposition of the Government of Canada Records of Continuing Value 12,002 13,379 13,710
1.2 Managing the Documentary Heritage of Interest to Canada 63,860 62,777 59,444
1.3 Making the Documentary Heritage Known and Accessible for Use 37,358 30,712 27,092
Capital Projects 43,186 1,185 1,185


Main Estimates - Permanent Operating By Program Activity and Capital Projects
($ thousands)

The last table presents the permanent funding by program activity, without the employee benefit plan. LAC has a permanent budget of $90M.

Main Estimates - Operating By Program Activity and Capital Projects ($ thousands)

  2008/09 in Thousands 2009/10 in Thousands 2010/11 in Thousands
1.1 Managing the Disposition of the Government of Canada Records of Continuing Value 10,600 11,842 12,140
1.2 Managing the Documentary Heritage of Interest to Canada 50,118 52,407 52,532
1.3 Making the Documentary Heritage Known and Accessible for Use 28,153 24,622 24,199
Capital Projects 1,185 1,185 1,185

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