Departmental Plan 2018-2019 - Supplementary Information Tables
2018–19 Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy
1. Context for the Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy
Although the CRTC is not bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act and is not required to develop a full departmental sustainable development strategy, the CRTC adheres to the principles of the FSDS by implementing the Policy on Green Procurement.
The Policy on Green Procurement supports the Government of Canada’s effort to promote environmental stewardship. In keeping with the objectives of the policy, the CRTC supports sustainable development by integrating environmental performance considerations into the procurement decision-making process through the actions described in the “FSDS goal: low-carbon government” table in section 2, below.
2. Commitments for the CRTC
|FSDS target||FSDS contributing action||Corresponding departmental action(s)||Starting points where available and performance indicators for departmental actions||Programs where the departmental actions will occur|
|Reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from federal government buildings and fleets by 40% below 2005 levels by 2030, with an aspiration to achieve it by 2025.||Support the transition to a low-carbon economy through green procurement.||Require procurement and material management specialists to complete the most current Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course.||Number and percentage of specialists in procurement and/or materiel management who have completed training on green procurement (C215) or equivalent.||Internal Services 100% (3)|
|Implement the best practice of requiring acquisition card users to take training in green procurement.||Percentage and number of acquisition cardholders trained on green procurement.||
Internal Services Ensure that acquisition cardholders complete the Green Procurement training
Current: 0% (0)
Target: 80% (27)
3. Integrating sustainable development
In addition to the departmental actions listed in the above table, the CRTC continues to implement environmentally conscious strategies and best practices to reduce the carbon footprint of the CRTC. Below are examples of implementation strategies and best practices that are in place.
- Toner cartridges recycled at end of life
- Encourage employees and co-workers to bike, walk or take public transit to work or to telework
- Maximize the use of video and teleconference services for internal and external meetings including the participation of Canadians in our public hearings
- Turn off computers and other equipment at the end of your work day
- Use energy-efficient lighting
- Use recycled paper for multifunctional printers
- Multifunctional printers are programmed to print, by default, on both sides in order to reduce the volume of paper.
- Implement "one device per user" where each employee uses one primary source of technology, such as a laptop or tablet
- Automation and elimination of paper-based processes
- Reduce, consolidate and modernize IT infrastructure and server room equipment and processes to maximize efficiencies and reduce power consumption
- Participate in the Computers for Schools program which provides a second life to computers
- Display any surplus furniture and materiel (metal, plexiglass) on the Web site Buyandsell.gc.ca prior to disposal in landfill site.
A Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for policy, plan or program proposals includes an analysis of the impacts of the given proposal on the environment, including on the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) goals and targets. The results of these SEAs are made public when an initiative is announced. The purpose of the public statement is to demonstrate that when there are environmental effects, including impacts on achieving the FSDS goals and targets, of the approved policy, plan or program that they have been appropriately considered during proposal development and decision making. The CRTC is an administrative tribunal that regulates and supervises Canadian broadcasting, and telecommunications in the public interest, as well as contributes to protecting Canadians from unsolicited communications. Given its mandate, the CRTC does not have plans, programs or policies subject to strategic environmental assessments.
Gender-Based Analysis Plus
The Government of Canada defines the term “gender-based analysis plus” (GBA+) as an analytical approach used to assess how diverse groups of women, men and gender-diverse people may experience policies, programs and initiatives. The “plus” in GBA+ acknowledges that the gender-based analysis goes beyond biological (sex) and socio-cultural (gender) differences. We all have multiple identity factors that intersect to make us who we are; GBA+ considers many other identity factors, such as race, ethnicity, religion, age, and mental or physical disability.
The table below sets out general information about the status of the CRTC’s GBA+ implementation plan.
Governance of the organization’s GBA+ implementation plan
Not applicable: the Agency does not have a GBA+ implementation plan.
GBA+ is part the agency’s decision-making processes. For example, the Broadcasting Act indicates that the Canadian broadcasting system should “through its programming and the employment opportunities arising out of its operations, serve the needs and interests, and reflect the circumstances and aspirations, of Canadian men, women and children, including equal rights, the linguistic duality and multicultural and multiracial nature of Canadian society and the special place of aboriginal peoples within that society.”
The CRTC is considering options to separately account for, monitor and/or report on GBA+ across the agency.
Planned FTEs that will be dedicated to GBA+ implementation in 2018-19
Not applicable: The CRTC does not plan to assign dedicate full-time equivalents (FTEs) to GBA+ implementation in 2018-19.
Major initiatives where GBA+ will be applied and monitored in 2018-19
Not applicable: The CRTC is not planning to apply GBA+ explicitly to its major initiatives in 2018-19 and will continue to abide by all the requirements of its legislative mandate.
Some of the CRTC’s planned initiatives reflect the application of GBA+ in some respects:
(Since it established its 2009 policy on accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, the CRTC has made additional strides in increasing the accessibility of communications services for persons with disabilities, including, but not limited to, the development of quality standards for closed captioning and the launch of IP Relay, VRS, and Text with 9-1-1.)
(Women in Communications and Technology (WCT) programs
The CRTC participates in WCT programs that seek to empower women as leaders and contributors to Canada’s digital economy:
(The Broadcasting Act
The Broadcasting Act is one of the enabling instruments of the CRTC. It requires the CRTC to help ensure that the Canadian broadcasting system:
The CRTC’s “Ethnic Broadcasting Policy” (1999) and “Native Broadcasting Policy” (1990), for example, take these considerations into account. )
Planned evaluation coverage over the next five fiscal years
|Last evaluation||Evaluations planned in the next 5 years||Fiscal year of approval||2018–19 Program spending covered by the planned evaluation (dollars)||2018–19 Program spending covered by all planned evaluations (dollars)||2018–19 Total program spending (dollars)|
|Support for Canadian content creation||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable|
|Connection to the communications system||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable|
|Protection within the communications system||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable|
|Total||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Note: all references to program spending refer to planned spending for the 2018–19 fiscal year only and not cumulative spending over 5 years.
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