Since the Results for Canadians report in 2000, the Government of Canada expects that "Services are citizen-centred, policies and programs are developed from the 'outside in' and partnerships are encouraged and effectively managed."
With respect to this component, LAC has developed a new and forward-looking vision for providing Canadians with access to their documentary heritage that is client-centered, dynamic and focussed on excellence. LAC is looking at ways to align its work to deliver on that vision so that, through working with the public, users, stakeholders and staff, it can design services and products that are as responsive and relevant as possible to the different needs of Canadians across the country.
A major part of LAC's vision is to position resource discovery—also known as access—in the digital reality. In today's environment, Canadians expect to have access to everything, at all times, and everywhere. LAC is no longer limited to providing long-established services to a traditional clientele and must better pinpoint the needs of Canadians in the area of documentary heritage. In a changing and increasingly demanding environment, no one institution can serve the comprehensive requirements of documentary heritage in the areas of acquisition, preservation and resource discovery. Therefore, LAC will no longer carry out its mission independently, but will rely on collaborative agreements and create more partnerships to do so. To support this reality LAC will develop a new service delivery model and seek input and feedback from its current and potential users and stakeholders.
|Area of Management||TBS evaluation|
|Citizen-focused Service (AoM 4)||Acceptable|
The AoM 4 was not assessed in the current Round as it is assessed on a rotational basis. Therefore, the rating is carried over from the last Round that LAC was assessed on that AoM. All recommendations have been taken into consideration and actions have been completed. LAC will, however, continue to modernize its services to meet the challenges of the 21st century.