Corporate planning and reporting

To find out more about the National Research Council's (NRC) accomplishments, performance, plans and priorities, browse our Departmental Performance Report (DPR) as well as our corporate and financial reports.

NRC also carries out evaluations of its programs and initiatives, led by a team of well-qualified professionals. The results of this work provide NRC Senior Management with recommendations for improvements used in strategic planning, performance and risk management. Summaries of recent evaluation reports are listed below. Complete copies of each report can be obtained by contacting the Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator.

Annual reports

The NRC produces an Annual Report that is tabled in Parliament. The NRC also produces annual financial statements that are audited by an external company and published annually with the Departmental Report.


The NRC conducts audits of its branches, programs and initiatives to evaluate the effectiveness of NRC's risk management, control and governance.


The NRC conducts evaluations of its programs and initiatives to assess their relevance, success and cost-effectiveness.

Financial and performance reporting

The NRC produces financial reports that include its annual Report on Plans and Priorities (RPP), its annual Departmental Performance Report (DPR) as well as its Quarterly Financial Reports (QFR).

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