Proactive disclosure

The Government of Canada is working hard to enhance the role of Parliament and the proactive disclosure of information so that Canadians are better able to hold Parliament, their Government, and public sector officials to account.

To this end, NRC publishes travel and hospitality expenses for selected NRC officials, as well as contracts entered into by NRC for amounts over $10,000 (with only limited exceptions such as national security).

Note: NRC disclosure reports are posted on the Open Government Portal.

Annual expenditures for travel, hospitality and conferences - available fiscal years:

for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016

As required by the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditure, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conferences fees for the National Research Council (NRC) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. It also provides the significant variance explanations from the previous fiscal year in each of these areas.

This information is updated annually and does not contain information withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act

Expenditures on travel, hospitality and conferences fees incurred by federal departments and agencies are related to activities that support a departmental or agency mandate and the government's priorities.

In particular, the mission of NRC is to work with clients and partners to provide strategic research, scientific and technical services to develop and deploy solutions to meet Canada's current and future industrial and societal needs. The programs and activities undertaken by NRC to meet these objectives often require expenditures on travel, hospitality and conferences. For more information, please refer to NRC Departmental Performance Report (DPR) and/or Report on Plans and Priorities (RPP).

Annual expenditures for travel, hospitality and conferences of NRC:

Expenditure Category Expenditure for the year ending March 31, 2016
(in thousands of dollars)
(a)
Expenditure for the year ending March 31, 2015
(in thousands of dollars)
(b)
Variance (in thousands of dollars)
(a-b)
Travel - Public Servants $11,875 $11,443 $432
Travel- Non-Public Servants $650 $1,006 $(356)
Total Travel $12,525 $12,449 $76
Hospitality $311 $898 $(587)
Conference Fees $363 $152 $211
TOTAL $13,199 $13,499 $(300)
International Travel by Minister and Minister's Staff $- $- $-

Significant variances compared to the previous fiscal year

This section is used to provide a brief explanation of significant variances from the previous year's annual expenditures for each category.

Travel - Non-Public Servants

Compared to fiscal year 2014-2015, departmental Travel for Non Public Servant expenditure decreased by $356K (35%) mainly due to 3 one-time conferences and National Construction Codes committees held by NRC in fiscal year 2014-2015.

Hospitality

Compared to fiscal year 2014-2015, departmental hospitality expenditures decreased by $587K (65%) mainly due to 3 one-time conferences held by NRC in fiscal year 2014-2015.

Conference Fees

Compared to fiscal year 2014-2015, departmental conference expenditures increase by $211K (139%) mainly due to an increase of attendances at conferences to support NRC's core mandate activities.

for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015

As required by the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditure, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conferences fees for the National Research Council (NRC) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015. It also provides the significant variance explanations from the previous fiscal year in each of these areas.

This information is updated annually and does not contain information withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act.

Expenditures on travel, hospitality and conferences fees incurred by federal departments and agencies are related to activities that support a departmental or agency mandate and the government's priorities.

In particular, the mission of NRC is to work with clients and partners to provide strategic research, scientific and technical services to develop and deploy solutions to meet Canada's current and future industrial and societal needs. The programs and activities undertaken by NRC to meet these objectives often require expenditures on travel, hospitality and conferences. For more information, please refer to NRC Departmental Performance Report (DPR) and/or Report on Plans and Priorities (RPP).

Annual expenditures for travel, hospitality and conferences of NRC:

Expenditure category Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2015
(in thousands of dollars)
(a)
Expenditures for the previous year ending March 31, 2014
(in thousands of dollars)
(b)
Variance
(in thousands of dollars)
(a − b)
Travel – Public servants $11,443 $10,073 $1,370
Travel – Non-public servants $1,006 $967 $39
Total travel $12,449 $11,040 $1,409
Hospitality $898 $540 $358
Conference fees $152 $146 $6
TOTAL $13,499 $11,726 $1,773
International travel by Minister and Minister's staff $- $- $-

Significant variances compared to the previous fiscal year.

This section is used to provide a brief explanation of significant variances from the previous year's annual expenditures for each category.

Travel - Public Servants:

Compared to fiscal year 2013–2014, departmental travel expenditures by public servants increased by $1,370K (14 %), mainly due to travel requirements to support NRC's core mandate activities.

Hospitality:

Compared to fiscal year 2013–2014, departmental hospitality expenditures increased by $358K (66 %) mainly due to hospitality requirements to support NRC's core mandate activities.