2017-18 Departmental Plan
Supplementary Information

Corporate information

Organizational Profile

Appropriate Minister: The Honourable Dr. Jane Philpott, PC, MP

Institutional Head: Paul Glover

Ministerial portfolio: Health

Enabling Instruments:

CFIA Wide

Food Safety

Plant and Animal Health

  • Agricultural Growth Act (Agricultural Growth Act with the exception of subsection 53 (1). Please refer to the Feed section under Animal for further details)

Plant

Animal Health

Year of Incorporation / Commencement: 1997

Reporting framework

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency's Strategic Outcome and Program Alignment Architecture (PAA) of record for 2017-18 are shown below:

Program Alignment Architecture

Program Alignment Architecture. Description follows.
Program Alignment Architecture

The image is composed of two large boxes/shapes, one on top of the other.
The top box says:

  • Strategic Outcome: A safe and accessible food supply and plant and animal resource base

The bottom box has multiple smaller boxes within, arranged in five columns. The first row of each column are programs. The boxes below the first row are sub-programs.
The first box of the first column says:

  • Food Safety Program

There are seven sub-program boxes below the "Food Safety Program" box, and they say:

  • Meat & Poultry;
  • Egg;
  • Dairy;
  • Fish & Seafood;
  • Fresh Fruit & Vegetables;
  • Processed Products; and
  • Imported and Manufactured Food Products.

The first box of the second column says:

  • Animal Health and Zoonotics Program

There are three sub-program boxes below the "Animal Health and Zoonotics Program" box, and they say:

  • Terrestrial Animal Health;
  • Aquatic Animal Health; and
  • Feed.

The first box of the third column says:

  • Plant Resources Program

There are four sub-program boxes below the "Plant Resources Program" box, and they say:

  • Plant Protection;
  • Seed;
  • Fertilizer; and
  • Intellectual Property Rights.

The fourth column only has one box and it says:

  • International Collaboration and Technical Agreements

The first box of the fifth column says:

  • Internal Services

There are ten sub-program boxes below the "Internal Services" box, and they say:

  • Management and Oversight;
  • Communications;
  • Legal;
  • Human Resources Management;
  • Financial Management;
  • Information Management;
  • Information Technology;
  • Real Property Management;
  • Materiel Management; and
  • Acquisition Management.

Supporting information on lower-level programs

Food Sub-Programs

Sub-Program 1.1.1: Meat and Poultry

The Meat and Poultry sub-program aims to mitigate risks associated with meat and poultry and their products that are produced in Canada's federally registered establishments or imported for consumption. The sub-program achieves its objectives by verifying that meat, poultry and their products meet health and safety requirements through verification of compliance with the relevant governing acts and regulations. The sub-program also helps to mitigate unfair market practices related to labelling compliance for pre-packaged meat products, and audits the delivery of a grading sub-program based on objective meat quality and retail yield standards. The Meat and Poultry sub-program supports confidence in Canada's meat and poultry and their products.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicators Target Date to Achieve Target Actual Results
2013-14
Actual Results
2014-15
Actual Results
2015-16
Federally registered meat and poultry establishments meet federal regulations Percentage of inspected federally registered meat and poultry establishments in compliance with federal regulations 98% 31 March 2018 97% 97% 96.22%
Meat and poultry products for domestic consumption meet federal regulations Percentage of tested domestic meat and poultry products in compliance with federal regulations 95% 31 March 2018 97% 98.7% 99.00%
Meat and poultry products for domestic consumption meet federal regulations Percentage of tested imported meat and poultry products in compliance with federal regulations 95% 31 March 2018 97% 98.7% 99.00%

The following tables present the CFIA's planned spending and full-time equivalents, as approved by Treasury Board, for 2017-18 through to 2019-20, which excludes funding extensions for sunsetting initiatives. For the anticipated renewals of sunsetting initiatives refer to Sunset Programs in the Planned Spending section.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)
2017-18
Planned spending
2018-19
Planned spending
2019-20
Planned spending
161,205,518 140,552,519 131,300,738
Human resources (full-time equivalents)
2017-18
Planned full-time equivalents
2018-19
Planned full-time equivalents
2019-20
Planned full-time equivalents
1,541 1,456 1,359

The Agency will assess the initiatives for which funding is scheduled to sunset, and seek renewal, as required, to maintain and continuously improve Canada's strong food safety system, safe and accessible food supply, and plant and animal resource base.

Sub-Program 1.1.2: Egg

The Egg sub-program aims to mitigate risks associated with egg and egg products that are produced in Canada's federally registered establishments or imported for consumption. The sub-program achieves its objectives by verifying that eggs and egg products are graded according to relevant governing acts and regulations and that they comply with the requirements of the said acts and regulations. The sub-program also helps to mitigate unfair market practices by verifying that labelling and advertising practices meet the requirements for pre-packaged egg products. This sub-program supports confidence in Canada's egg and egg products.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicators Target Date to Achieve Target Actual Results
2013-14
Actual Results
2014-15
Actual Results
2015-16
Federally registered shell egg establishments meet federal regulations Percentage of inspected federally registered shell egg establishments in compliance with federal regulations 98% 31 March 2018 97% 97% 96.22%
Shell egg and egg products for domestic consumption meet federal regulations Percentage of tested domestic shell egg and egg products in compliance with federal regulations 95% 31 March 2018 97% 98.7% 99.00%
Shell egg and egg products for domestic consumption meet federal regulations Percentage of tested imported shell egg and egg products in compliance with federal regulations 95% 31 March 2018 97% 98.7% 99.00%

The following tables present the CFIA's planned spending and full-time equivalents, as approved by Treasury Board, for 2017-18 through to 2019-20, which excludes funding extensions for sunsetting initiatives. For the anticipated renewals of sunsetting initiatives refer to Sunset Programs in the Planned Spending section.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)
2017-18
Planned spending
2018-19
Planned spending
2019-20
Planned spending
9,889,446 8,792,970 8,744,450
Human resources (full-time equivalents)
2017-18
Planned full-time equivalents
2018-19
Planned full-time equivalents
2019-20
Planned full-time equivalents
72 68 68

The Agency will assess the initiatives for which funding is scheduled to sunset, and seek renewal, as required, to maintain and continuously improve Canada's strong food safety system, safe and accessible food supply, and plant and animal resource base.

Sub-Program 1.1.3: Dairy

The Dairy sub-program aims to mitigate risks associated with dairy and dairy products that are produced in Canada's federally registered establishments or imported for consumption. The sub-program achieves its objectives by verifying that dairy and dairy products meet health and safety requirements through verification of compliance with the governing acts and regulations. The sub-program also helps to mitigate unfair market practices by verifying that labelling for pre-packaged dairy products meets the requirements as set out in the acts and regulations. This sub-program supports confidence in Canada's dairy products.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicators Target Date to Achieve Target Actual Results
2013-14
Actual Results
2014-15
Actual Results
2015-16
Federally registered dairy establishments meet federal regulations Percentage of inspected federally registered dairy establishments in compliance with federal regulations 98% 31 March 2018 96% 98% 99.00%
Dairy products for domestic consumption meet federal regulations Percentage of tested domestic dairy products in compliance with federal regulations 95% 31 March 2018 99% 96.1% 97.94%
Dairy products for domestic consumption meet federal regulations Percentage of tested imported dairy products in compliance with federal regulations 95% 31 March 2018 98% 90.6% 88.54%

CFIA performance targets are set to be achieved on a long term basis in support of the expected results. The CFIA monitors progress to achieve the targets and adjusts as appropriate.

For details on past performance and lessons learned for the Food Safety Program indicators that did not meet their target, please refer to the relevant section in past Departmental Performance Reports:

As the CFIA is developing a new Departmental Results Framework for implementation in 2018-19 the associated expected results and targets will be aligned with the new framework.

The following tables present the CFIA's planned spending and full-time equivalents, as approved by Treasury Board, for 2017-18 through to 2019-20, which excludes funding extensions for sunsetting initiatives. For the anticipated renewals of sunsetting initiatives refer to Sunset Programs in the Planned Spending section.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)
2017-18
Planned spending
2018-19
Planned spending
2019-20
Planned spending
15,696,668 14,064,759 14,000,665
Human resources (full-time equivalents)
2017-18
Planned full-time equivalents
2018-19
Planned full-time equivalents
2019-20
Planned full-time equivalents
114 108 107

The Agency will assess the initiatives for which funding is scheduled to sunset, and seek renewal, as required, to maintain and continuously improve Canada's strong food safety system, safe and accessible food supply, and plant and animal resource base.

Sub-Program 1.1.4: Fish and Seafood

The Fish and Seafood sub-program aims to mitigate risks associated with fish and seafood products processed in Canada's federally registered establishments or imported for consumption. It achieves its objectives by developing product and process standards and ensuring that products, importers and domestic industry comply with quality, safety and identity of fish and seafood requirements through verification of compliance with the governing acts and regulations. This sub-program supports confidence in Canada's fish and seafood products.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicators Target Date to Achieve Target Actual Results
2013-14
Actual Results
2014-15
Actual Results
2015-16
Federally registered fish and seafood establishments meet federal regulations Percentage of inspected federally registered fish and seafood establishments in compliance with federal regulations 98% 31 March 2018 99% 98.7% 98.11%
Fish and seafood products for domestic consumption meet federal regulations Percentage of tested domestic fish and seafood products in compliance with federal regulations 95% 31 March 2018 98% 97.6% 97.61%
Fish and seafood products for domestic consumption meet federal regulations Percentage of tested imported fish and seafood products in compliance with federal regulations 95% 31 March 2018 85% 89% 87.89%

CFIA performance targets are set to be achieved on a long term basis in support of the expected results. The CFIA monitors progress to achieve the targets and adjusts as appropriate.

For details on past performance and lessons learned for the Food Safety Program indicators that did not meet their target, please refer to the relevant section in past Departmental Performance Reports:

As the CFIA is developing a new Departmental Results Framework for implementation in 2018-19 the associated expected results and targets will be aligned with the new framework.

The following tables present the CFIA's planned spending and full-time equivalents, as approved by Treasury Board, for 2017-18 through to 2019-20, which excludes funding extensions for sunsetting initiatives. For the anticipated renewals of sunsetting initiatives refer to Sunset Programs in the Planned Spending section.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)
2017-18
Planned spending
2018-19
Planned spending
2019-20
Planned spending
62,081,467 49,449,023 49,089,096
Human resources (full-time equivalents)
2017-18
Planned full-time equivalents
2018-19
Planned full-time equivalents
2019-20
Planned full-time equivalents
404 382 380

The Agency will assess the initiatives for which funding is scheduled to sunset, and seek renewal, as required, to maintain and continuously improve Canada's strong food safety system, safe and accessible food supply, and plant and animal resource base.

Sub-Program 1.1.5: Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetables sub-program aims to mitigate risks associated with fresh fruits and vegetables and their products produced in Canada or imported for consumption. It achieves its objectives by verifying that products meet all stipulated health and safety requirements through verification of compliance with the relevant governing acts and regulations. This sub-program mitigates unfair market practices by verifying that labelling and net quantity requirements for pre-packaged Fresh Fruit and Vegetable products are adhered to. This sub-program supports confidence in Canada's fresh fruit and vegetable products.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicators Target Date to Achieve Target Actual Results
2013-14
Actual Results
2014-15
Actual Results
2015-16
Federally registered fresh fruit and vegetables establishments meet federal regulations Percentage of inspected federally registered processed fresh fruit and vegetable establishments in compliance with federal regulations 98% 31 March 2018 97% 90.9% 98.85%
Fresh fruit and vegetable products for domestic consumption meet federal regulations Percentage of tested domestic fresh fruit and vegetable samples in compliance with federal regulations 95% 31 March 2018 99% 98.8% 98.95%
Fresh fruit and vegetable products for domestic consumption meet federal regulations Percentage of tested imported fresh fruit and vegetable samples in compliance with federal regulations 95% 31 March 2018 97% 96.8% 96.83%

CFIA performance targets are set to be achieved on a long term basis in support of the expected results. The CFIA monitors progress to achieve the targets and adjusts as appropriate.

For details on past performance and lessons learned for the Food Safety Program indicators that did not meet their target, please refer to the relevant section in past Departmental Performance Reports:

As the CFIA is developing a new Departmental Results Framework for implementation in 2018-19 the associated expected results and targets will be aligned with the new framework.

The following tables present the CFIA's planned spending and full-time equivalents, as approved by Treasury Board, for 2017-18 through to 2019-20, which excludes funding extensions for sunsetting initiatives. For the anticipated renewals of sunsetting initiatives refer to Sunset Programs in the Planned Spending section.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)
2017-18
Planned spending
2018-19
Planned spending
2019-20
Planned spending
35,125,631 31,127,579 30,967,676
Human resources (full-time equivalents)
2017-18
Planned full-time equivalents
2018-19
Planned full-time equivalents
2019-20
Planned full-time equivalents
229 217 216

The Agency will assess the initiatives for which funding is scheduled to sunset, and seek renewal, as required, to maintain and continuously improve Canada's strong food safety system, safe and accessible food supply, and plant and animal resource base.

Sub-Program 1.1.6: Processed Products

The Processed Products sub-program aims to mitigate risks associated with processed products, including honey and maple products, which are produced in Canada or imported for consumption. The sub-program achieves its objectives by verifying that processed products comply with health and food safety requirements through verification of compliance with the relevant governing acts and regulations. This sub-program minimizes unfair market practices by verifying that labelling and net quantity requirements for pre-packaged processed products are adhered to. The sub-program supports confidence in Canada's processed products.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicators Target Date to Achieve Target Actual Results
2013-14
Actual Results
2014-15
Actual Results
2015-16
Federally registered processed products establishments meet federal regulations Percentage of inspected federally registered processed products establishments in compliance with federal regulations 98% 31 March 2018 98% 96.8% 97.77%
Processed products for domestic consumption meet federal regulation Percentage of tested domestic processed products in compliance with federal regulations 95% 31 March 2018 98% 98.1% 98.12%
Processed products for domestic consumption meet federal regulation Percentage of tested imported processed products in compliance with federal regulations 95% 31 March 2018 95% 96.2% 96.98%

The following tables present the CFIA's planned spending and full-time equivalents, as approved by Treasury Board, for 2017-18 through to 2019-20, which excludes funding extensions for sunsetting initiatives. For the anticipated renewals of sunsetting initiatives refer to Sunset Programs in the Planned Spending section.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)
2017-18
Planned spending
2018-19
Planned spending
2019-20
Planned spending
11,046,610 9,889,345 9,852,861
Human resources (full-time equivalents)
2017-18
Planned full-time equivalents
2018-19
Planned full-time equivalents
2019-20
Planned full-time equivalents
85 80 79

The Agency will assess the initiatives for which funding is scheduled to sunset, and seek renewal, as required, to maintain and continuously improve Canada's strong food safety system, safe and accessible food supply, and plant and animal resource base.

Sub-Program 1.1.7: Imported and Manufactured Food Products

The Imported and Manufactured Food Products sub-program aims to mitigate risks associated with food commodities that are regulated by the relevant governing acts and regulations. The CFIA and provincial/territorial governments share the jurisdiction over IMFP because the sector includes a large variety of foods that are traded intra-provincially or inter-provincially. This sub-program achieves its objectives by verifying that these products comply with the health, food safety, and consumer protection requirements. The sub-program mitigates unfair market practices by verifying that requirements related to net quantity, composition, claims, labelling, and advertising of these foods are adhered to and by enforcing the governing acts and regulations. Through enforcement of the acts and regulations, the sub-program supports confidence in Canada's imported and manufactured food products.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicators Target Date to Achieve Target Actual Results
2013-14
Actual Results
2014-15
Actual Results
2015-16
Risks to the Canadian public associated with imported and manufactured food products are mitigated Percentage of major health risks in the imported and manufactured food sector that are addressed through the annual update to food safety inspection programs 95% 31 March 2018 100% 100% 100%
Risks to the Canadian public associated with imported and manufactured food products are mitigated Percentage of inspected imported and manufactured food products with accurate net quantity, composition, labelling and advertising 70% 31 March 2018 74% 73.1% 72.1%

The following tables present the CFIA's planned spending and full-time equivalents, as approved by Treasury Board, for 2017-18 through to 2019-20, which excludes funding extensions for sunsetting initiatives. For the anticipated renewals of sunsetting initiatives refer to Sunset Programs in the Planned Spending section.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)
2017-18
Planned spending
2018-19
Planned spending
2019-20
Planned spending
54,555,153 48,812,536 48,660,914
Human resources (full-time equivalents)
2017-18
Planned full-time equivalents
2018-19
Planned full-time equivalents
2019-20
Planned full-time equivalents
445 421 418

The Agency will assess the initiatives for which funding is scheduled to sunset, and seek renewal, as required, to maintain and continuously improve Canada's strong food safety system, safe and accessible food supply, and plant and animal resource base.

Animal Health and Zoonotics Sub-Programs

Sub-Program 1.2.1: Terrestrial Animal Health

The Terrestrial Animal Health sub-program aims to prevent the entry of reportable, foreign animal diseases and the spread of reportable domestic animal diseases as set out in the relevant governing acts and regulations. This sub-program achieves its objectives by delivering initiatives that track, detect, and mitigate risks to the terrestrial animal resource base. This sub-program supports food safety, public health, and protection of the animal resource base, and instils national and international confidence in Canadian agricultural products. Through verification of compliance, this sub-program supports domestic and international confidence that Canada's animals are free from certain reportable diseases, particularly those potentially transmissible to humans. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Statutory Compensation Payments.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicators Target Date to Achieve Target Actual Results
2013-14
Actual Results
2014-15
Actual Results
2015-16
Federally registered veterinary biologics establishments meet federal regulations Percentage of inspected federally registered veterinary biologics establishments in compliance with federal regulations 90% 31 March 2018 100% 93% 96%
Veterinary biological products in compliance with federal regulations Percentage of tested veterinary biological products in compliance with federal regulations 100% 31 March 2018 100% 100% 99.30%
Animals in Canada are transported humanely Percentage of inspected live loads in compliance with humane transport standards 100% 31 March 2018 100% 98% 98.34%

The following tables present the CFIA's planned spending and full-time equivalents, as approved by Treasury Board, for 2017-18 through to 2019-20, which excludes funding extensions for sunsetting initiatives. For the anticipated renewals of sunsetting initiatives refer to Sunset Programs in the Planned Spending section.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)
2017-18
Planned spending
2018-19
Planned spending
2019-20
Planned spending
99,307,031 93,784,667 71,630,924
Human resources (full-time equivalents)
2017-18
Planned full-time equivalents
2018-19
Planned full-time equivalents
2019-20
Planned full-time equivalents
713 703 534

The Agency will assess the initiatives for which funding is scheduled to sunset, and seek renewal, as required, to maintain and continuously improve Canada's strong food safety system, safe and accessible food supply, and plant and animal resource base.

Sub-Program 1.2.2: Aquatic Animal Health

The Aquatic Animal Health sub-program aims to mitigate risks associated with the introduction and spread of certain aquatic animal diseases of concern to Canada. This sub-program achieves its objectives by partnering with Fisheries and Oceans Canada to deliver on initiatives that track, detect and control aquatic animal diseases as set out in the relevant governing acts and regulations. Through verification of compliance, this sub-program supports domestic and international confidence that Canada's aquatic animal resources are free from aquatic animal diseases, and contributes to the sustainable productivity of aquaculture and harvest fisheries. This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Statutory Compensation Payments.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicators Target Date to Achieve Target Actual Results
2013-14
Actual Results
2014-15
Actual Results
2015-16
Domestic aquatic animals and their products are compliant with Canadian regulations and meet the standards of international agreements Percentage of certified aquatic animal and aquatic animal product shipments that meet the receiving country's import requirements 99% 31 March 2018 100% 99.7% 99.9%
Risks to the Canadian aquatic animal resource base are mitigated Number of reportable aquatic animal diseases that have entered into Canada via specified regulated pathways 0 31 March 2018 0 0 2

CFIA performance targets are set to be achieved on a long term basis in support of the expected results. The CFIA monitors progress to achieve the targets and adjusts as appropriate.

For details on past performance and lessons learned for the Food Safety Program indicators that did not meet their target, please refer to the relevant section in past Departmental Performance Reports:

As the CFIA is developing a new Departmental Results Framework for implementation in 2018-19 the associated expected results and targets will be aligned with the new framework.

The following tables present the CFIA's planned spending and full-time equivalents, as approved by Treasury Board, for 2017-18 through to 2019-20, which excludes funding extensions for sunsetting initiatives. For the anticipated renewals of sunsetting initiatives refer to Sunset Programs in the Planned Spending section.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)
2017-18
Planned spending
2018-19
Planned spending
2019-20
Planned spending
5,384,782 5,303,558 5,308,273
Human resources (full-time equivalents)
2017-18
Planned full-time equivalents
2018-19
Planned full-time equivalents
2019-20
Planned full-time equivalents
42 41 41

Sub-Program 1.2.3: Feed

The Feed sub-program aims to minimize risks associated with livestock and poultry feeds manufactured in or imported into Canada. The sub-program achieves its objectives by verifying that feeds are safe, effective and labelled in accordance with the relevant governing acts and regulations. This sub-program contributes to the production and maintenance of a healthy and sustainable animal resource base which supports food safety and environmental sustainability. Through verification of compliance, this sub-program supports confidence in feed manufactured in Canada.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicators Target Date to Achieve Target Actual Results
2013-14
Actual Results
2014-15
Actual Results
2015-16
Feed establishments meet federal regulations Percentage of inspected feed establishments in compliance with Feeds Regulations and Health of Animals Regulations (Feed Ban), after follow-up, not including labelling tasks 95% 31 March 2018 97% 95.2% 95.5%
Feed labels meet federal regulations Percentage of inspected feed facilities in compliance with Feeds Regulations and Health of Animals Regulations (Feed Ban), after follow-up, when assessed against inspection tasks associated with labelling 95% 31 March 2018 95% 95.8% 96.6%

The following tables present the CFIA's planned spending and full-time equivalents, as approved by Treasury Board, for 2017-18 through to 2019-20, which excludes funding extensions for sunsetting initiatives. For the anticipated renewals of sunsetting initiatives refer to Sunset Programs in the Planned Spending section.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)
2017-18
Planned spending
2018-19
Planned spending
2019-20
Planned spending
20,719,780 20,438,016 20,450,419
Human resources (full-time equivalents)
2017-18
Planned full-time equivalents
2018-19
Planned full-time equivalents
2019-20
Planned full-time equivalents
187 185 185

Plant Resources Sub-Programs

Sub-Program 1.3.1: Plant Protection

The Plant Protection sub-program aims to mitigate the risks associated with the introduction and spread of plant pests of quarantine significance to Canada. This sub-program achieves its objectives by delivering initiatives that track, detect and control, or eradicate regulated plant pests and diseases as set out in the relevant governing acts and regulations. The sub-program verifies that plants and plant products, and their associated risk pathways, meet phytosanitary requirements. Through verification of compliance, this sub-program supports environmental sustainability and public health and instils confidence in Canada's plants and plant products.

This sub-program uses funding from the following transfer payment: Statutory Compensation Payments.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicators Target Date to Achieve Target Actual Results
2013-14
Actual Results
2014-15
Actual Results
2015-16
Pre-border plant pest risks are mitigated Percentage of inspected shipments from off-shore system approaches or pre-clearance programs in compliance with federal regulations 85% 31 March 2018 99% 96% 96%
At-Border plant pest risks are mitigated Percentage of pre-arrival documentation in compliance with Canadian import requirements 90% 31 March 2018 99% 99.9% 97%
Post-border plant pest risks are mitigated Percentage of new pest detections that have a science based management plan initiated within one year 90% 31 March 2018 N/A No new pest detection N/A No new pest detection N/A No new pest detection

The following tables present the CFIA's planned spending and full-time equivalents, as approved by Treasury Board, for 2017-18 through to 2019-20, which excludes funding extensions for sunsetting initiatives. For the anticipated renewals of sunsetting initiatives refer to Sunset Programs in the Planned Spending section.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)
2017-18
Planned spending
2018-19
Planned spending
2019-20
Planned spending
61,945,582 60,012,939 59,926,529
Human resources (full-time equivalents)
2017-18
Planned full-time equivalents
2018-19
Planned full-time equivalents
2019-20
Planned full-time equivalents
535 527 527

Sub-Program 1.3.2: Seed

The Seed sub-program aims to ensure that seeds sold in Canada meet established standards, that seeds are properly represented in the marketplace and that most agricultural crop kinds are registered before entering the marketplace. The sub-program achieves its objectives by verifying that seeds meet quality, biosafety, labelling and registration standards as set out in the relevant governing acts and regulations. Regulating the environmental release of plants with novel traits contributes to environmental sustainability and the health and safety of Canadians. Furthermore, quality assured and accurately labelled seeds contribute to a prosperous agricultural production system and to domestic and international confidence in Canada's seeds.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicators Target Date to Achieve Target Actual Results
2013-14
Actual Results
2014-15
Actual Results
2015-16
Seed complies with federal regulations Percentage of tested domestic pedigreed seed lots in compliance with federal regulations 95% 31 March 2018 95% 98.3% 96.4%
Seed complies with federal regulations Percentage of authorized confined releases of Plants with Novel Traits (PNTs) into the Canadian environment that are in compliance with the authorized conditions 90% 31 March 2018 91% 98% 97%

The following tables present the CFIA's planned spending and full-time equivalents, as approved by Treasury Board, for 2017-18 through to 2019-20, which excludes funding extensions for sunsetting initiatives. For the anticipated renewals of sunsetting initiatives refer to Sunset Programs in the Planned Spending section.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)
2017-18
Planned spending
2018-19
Planned spending
2019-20
Planned spending
11,537,907 11,024,956 10,997,753
Human resources (full-time equivalents)
2017-18
Planned full-time equivalents
2018-19
Planned full-time equivalents
2019-20
Planned full-time equivalents
107 106 106

Sub-Program 1.3.3: Fertilizer

The Fertilizer sub-program aims to ensure that regulated fertilizer, fertilizer/pesticides and supplement products sold in Canada are properly labelled, effective and safe for humans, plants, animals, and the environment. The sub-program achieves its objectives by verifying that all fertilizers and supplements meet the standards for safety and efficacy as set out in the relevant governing acts and regulations. Through verification of compliance, the sub-program contributes to public health and environmental sustainability and supports domestic and international confidence in fertilizers manufactured in Canada.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicators Target Date to Achieve Target Actual Results
2013-14
Actual Results
2014-15
Actual Results
2015-16
Fertilizer and supplement products meet federal regulations Percentage of inspected fertilizer and supplement products in compliance with federal regulations (Fertilizers Regulations) 90% 31 March 2018 92% 91.7% 96%
Fertilizer and supplement products meet federal regulations Percentage of submissions reviewed within the prescribed service delivery standards 90% 31 March 2018 90% 61% 61%

CFIA performance targets are set to be achieved on a long term basis in support of the expected results. The CFIA monitors progress to achieve the targets and adjusts as appropriate.

For details on past performance and lessons learned for the Food Safety Program indicators that did not meet their target, please refer to the relevant section in past Departmental Performance Reports:

As the CFIA is developing a new Departmental Results Framework for implementation in 2018-19 the associated expected results and targets will be aligned with the new framework.

The following tables present the CFIA's planned spending and full-time equivalents, as approved by Treasury Board, for 2017-18 through to 2019-20, which excludes funding extensions for sunsetting initiatives. For the anticipated renewals of sunsetting initiatives refer to Sunset Programs in the Planned Spending section.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)
2017-18
Planned spending
2018-19
Planned spending
2019-20
Planned spending
4,024,784 3,934,262 3,926,134
Human resources (full-time equivalents)
2017-18
Planned full-time equivalents
2018-19
Planned full-time equivalents
2019-20
Planned full-time equivalents
37 36 36

Sub-Program 1.3.4: Intellectual Property Rights

The Intellectual Property Rights sub-program, by which plant breeders can obtain intellectual property rights for their new plant varieties, aims to create an environment in Canada which supports innovation in plant breeding, as set out in the relevant governing acts and regulations. This sub-program achieves its objectives by assessing applications from plant breeders to determine that new plant varieties meet the criteria for protection, and when all requirements have been met, granting rights to the variety breeder/owner for a period of up to 18 years. The owner of a new variety who receives a grant of rights has exclusive rights over use of the variety, and will be able to protect his/her new variety from exploitation by others. By enforcing the relevant governing acts and regulations, this sub-program stimulates plant breeding in Canada, facilitates better access to foreign varieties for Canadian producers and supports the protection of Canadian varieties in other countries.

Planned Results
Expected Result Performance Indicators Target Date to Achieve Target Actual Results
2013-14
Actual Results
2014-15
Actual Results
2015-16
Plant breeders develop new varieties for the Canadian market Percentage of Plant Breeders' Rights applications that reach approval and are granted rights 100% 31 March 2018 100% 100% 100%

The following tables present the CFIA's planned spending and full-time equivalents, as approved by Treasury Board, for 2017-18 through to 2019-20, which excludes funding extensions for sunsetting initiatives. For the anticipated renewals of sunsetting initiatives refer to Sunset Programs in the Planned Spending section.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)
2017-18
Planned spending
2018-19
Planned spending
2019-20
Planned spending
1,155,940 1,104,623 1,106,317
Human resources (full-time equivalents)
2017-18
Planned full-time equivalents
2018-19
Planned full-time equivalents
2019-20
Planned full-time equivalents
9 9 9

Disclosure of transfer payment programs under $5 million

General information
Name of transfer payment program Federal Assistance Program
End date Ongoing
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation Voted appropriation - annually through Estimates
Link to department's Program Inventory
  • Animal Health and Zoonotics Program
    • Terrestrial Animal Health Sub-Program
    • Aquatic Animal Health Sub-Program
  • Plant Resources Program
    • Plant Protection Sub-Program
  • International Collaboration and Technical Agreements
Main objective The Federal Assistance Program supports projects and initiatives that advance the CFIA's strategic outcome of a safe and accessible food supply and plant and animal resource base.
Planned spending in 2017-18 (dollars) 819,000
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation 2016-17
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable) To be determined
General targeted recipient groups Eligible recipients include those whose goals and objectives are complementary to and supportive of the CFIA's mission and strategic outcome. This includes individuals, groups of individuals, agriculture and commodity organizations and conservation districts.
Name of transfer payment program (S) Compensation payments in accordance with requirements established by Regulations under the Health of Animals Act and the Plant Protection Act, and authorized pursuant to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act (S.C., 1997, c.6) - Statutory
End date Ongoing
Type of transfer payment Compensation payment
Type of appropriation (S) Compensation payments in accordance with requirements established by Regulations under the Health of Animals Act and the Plant Protection Act, and authorized pursuant to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act (S.C., 1997, c.6) - Statutory
Link to department's Program Inventory
  • Animal Health and Zoonotics Program
    • Terrestrial Animal Health Sub-Program
    • Aquatic Animal Health Sub-Program
  • Plant Resources Program
    • Plant Protection Sub-Program
Main objective To compensate Canadians, in accordance with the appropriate regulations, for plants or animals ordered destroyed for the purpose of disease control.
Planned spending in 2017-18 (dollars) 3,500,000
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation N/A
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable) N/A
General targeted recipient groups Canadians who have had animals and/or plants ordered destroyed for the purpose of disease control.

Horizontal Initiative Tables

General information
Name of horizontal initiative Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Renewal
Lead department(s) Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Federal partner organization(s) Health Canada; Public Health Agency of Canada
Non-federal and non-governmental partner(s) Not Applicable
Start date of the horizontal initiative 2014-15 Renewal Core BSE program (program regularly renewed since inception in 2003)
End date of the horizontal initiative 2018-19
Total federal funding allocated (2014-15 to 2018-19) (dollars) 203,229,460
Total federal planned spending to March 31, 2016 (dollars) 84,643,710
Total federal actual spending to March 31, 2016 (dollars) 81,571,150
Funding contributed by non-federal and non-governmental partners Not Applicable
Governance structures The CFIA is the federal lead for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Program delivery. A summative evaluation of the CFIA's Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy program conducted in 2008 recommended the governance of the program be strengthened to enhance coordination and communication regarding Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy - related activities, both internally and with partner organizations. Based on that recommendation and consistent with governance models for related horizontal initiatives, the CFIA launched a new committee structure to bring the Agency's overall governance approach more in line with evolving business needs in 2015. The new governance structure enhances whole-of-Agency information sharing and integration and ensures a more efficient and streamlined senior-level committee structure. It is expected that the renewed structure will foster a whole-of-Agency approach to decision making and will support day-to-day operations across the Agency. To ensure that business line perspectives are integrated into decision-making process, three senior executive-level committees on Animal Health, Plant and Food Safety are supported.
Contact information

Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Dr. Jaspinder Komal
Executive Director
Animal Health Directorate
Policy & Programs Branch
613-773-7472

Public Health Agency of Canada
Steven Sternthal
Director General
Centre for Food-borne, Environmental and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Branch
613-948-6883

Health Canada
Diana Dowthwaite
Director General
Resource Management & Operations Directorate
Health Products and Food Branch
613- 957-6690

Results information
Description of the horizontal initiative

To protect human and animal health, the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy program conducts surveillance, research and risk assessments on Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and other transmissible spongiform encephalopathies to minimize the risk of exposure to infected materials, maintain consumer confidence through assessment of the effectiveness of the risk mitigation measures and having measures in place to control any potential outbreaks. The Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy program supports market access for cattle, beef and related products by promoting and explaining Canada's Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy program to domestic and international stakeholders.

Health Canada conducts research and risk assessments on human exposure to Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and other transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, and the Public Health Agency of Canada carries out surveillance of human transmissible spongiform encephalopathies and targeted supporting research in this area. The CFIA enforces the removal of specified risk material from the animal feed and the human food chains, monitors products entering and leaving Canada for adherence to Canadian standards or the standards of the importing country, monitors for the prevalence of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy in the cattle population (through surveillance), verifies that measures to control potential outbreaks are in place and explains Canada's Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy control measures to domestic and international stakeholders (for example, through the veterinarians abroad program) in order to maintain confidence in Canada's Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy program.

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation 2018-2019
Shared outcome of federal partners

To contribute to the protection of human and animal health, which supports domestic and international market access for Canadian cattle, beef and beef products.

ER 1: Specified Risk Material Removal from the Human Food Chain:

Performance indicator(s) PI 1: Industry compliance rate for removal of specified risk material.
Target(s) T 1:100% compliance.
Data source and frequency of monitoring and reporting Internal files/ documents/databases; quarterly monitoring; annual reporting.
Expected outcome or result of non-federal and non-governmental partners Not Applicable.
Shared outcome of federal partners

ER 2: Import Controls:

Outcome: Products imported into Canada meet Canadian standards.

Performance indicator(s)

PI 2.1: Percentage of import policies verified and updated as required.

PI 2.2: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Import Policy is verified and updated as required.

Target(s)

T 2.1: 25% per year.

T 2.2: Annually, when the World Organisation for Animal Health updates the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy risk status country lists.

Data source and frequency of monitoring and reporting Internal files/documents/ databases; annual monitoring and reporting.
Expected outcome or result of non-federal and non-governmental partners Not Applicable.
Shared outcome of federal partners

ER 3: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Surveillance:

Outcome: Safe animals and food and Market access

Performance indicator(s) PI 3: Temporal trend in exposure to the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy agent in the cattle population.
Target(s) T 3: Testing 30,000 samples from the high-risk category of cattle is the minimum national target.
Data source and frequency of monitoring and reporting Internal files/ documents/databases; monthly monitoring and quarterly reporting.
Expected outcome or result of non-federal and non-governmental partners Not Applicable.
Shared outcome of federal partners

ER 4: Cattle Identification:

Outcome:

  • Governments and other entities make informed decisions to manage animal and related human health issues
  • Risk to Canadian livestock resource base are mitigated
  • Canadian livestock sector is compliant with regulations
Performance indicator(s)

PI 4.1: Number and development status of inspection tools in place

PI 4.2: Number of inspectors trained

PI 4.3: Ratio of non-compliances versus number of Compliance Verification System tasks carried out by CFIA staff expressed as a percentage

PI 4.4: Percentage of responses to disease and epidemiological investigations that are completed within service standards

Target(s)

T 4.1: Training, tools and materials are relevant and up-to-date

T 4.2: All inspectors verifying compliance are trained

T 4.3: 95% compliance

T 4.4: 100%

Data source and frequency of monitoring and reporting

DSF 4.1: Manual (PPB), annually

DSF 4.2: Manual (Operations), annually

DSF 4.3: Manual (Operations), annually

DSF 4.4: Manual (Operations), annually

Expected outcome or result of non-federal and non-governmental partners Not Applicable.
Shared outcome of federal partners

ER 5: Export Certification:

Outcome: Products exported from Canada meet requirements imposed by foreign countries.

Performance indicator(s) PI 5: Percentage of exports meeting the standards of the importing country as required.
Target(s) T 5: 100%
Data source and frequency of monitoring and reporting Internal files/documents/ databases; quarterly monitoring and annual reporting.
Expected outcome or result of non-federal and non-governmental partners Not Applicable.
Shared outcome of federal partners

ER 6: Technical Market Access Support:

Outcome: Maintain or improve confidence in Canada's animal production and food system, facilitating access to domestic and international markets.

Performance indicator(s) PI 6: Trends in market demand for Canadian bovines and beef products; media tracking for consumer confidence in beef in Canada.
Target(s) T 6: Trends in market demand for Canadian bovines and beef products; media tracking for consumer confidence in beef in Canada.
Data source and frequency of monitoring and reporting Internal files/documents/ databases; annual monitoring and reporting.
Expected outcome or result of non-federal and non-governmental partners Not Applicable.
Shared outcome of federal partners

ER 7: Health Products Risk Assessment and Targeted Research

Immediate Outcome: Increased expertise and knowledge of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy / transmissible spongiform encephalopathies science, risks and product surveillance

Performance indicator(s)

PI 7.1: Number and type of training, conferences, symposiums, etc. attended by Health Canada staff on Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy / transmissible spongiform encephalopathies topics.

PI 7.2: Number of Health Risk Assessments conducted as a result of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy suspicion by product line (i.e. biologics).

PI 7.3: Number of products / product lots assessed for transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (or transmissible spongiform encephalopathies / Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy risks).

Target(s)

T 7.1: 0 (as needed)

T 7.2: 0 (as needed)

T 7.3: 400 lots per year

Data source and frequency of monitoring and reporting Annual monitoring and reporting of data analysis, research papers, laboratory studies, research findings, risk assessments, incident reports, certificates, internal records.
Expected outcome or result of non-federal and non-governmental partners Not Applicable.
Shared outcome of federal partners

ER 8: Food Safety and Nutrition: Risk Assessment

Immediate Outcome: Increased expertise and knowledge of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy / transmissible spongiform encephalopathies science, risks and product surveillance

Intermediate Outcome: Increased knowledge-based decision-making

Performance indicator(s)

PI 8.1: Number and type of training, conferences, symposiums, etc. attended by Health Canada staff on Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy / transmissible spongiform encephalopathies topics.

PI 8.2: Number of Health Risk Assessments conducted as a result of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy suspicion by product line (i.e. food products).

PI 8.3: Number of knowledge transfer activities related to Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy / transmissible spongiform encephalopathies.

Target(s)

T 8.1: 1 conference

T 8.2: 0

T 8.3: 1

Data source and frequency of monitoring and reporting Annual monitoring and reporting of data analysis, research papers, laboratory studies, research findings, risk assessments, incident reports, certificates, internal records.
Expected outcome or result of non-federal and non-governmental partners Not Applicable.
Shared outcome of federal partners

ER 9: Prion Diseases Program

Outcome: Risks of human transmissible spongiform encephalopathies in Canada remain clearly defined and well controlled.

Performance indicator(s) PI 9.1: Alignment of Public Health Agency of Canada data from human transmissible spongiform encephalopathies surveillance with international benchmarks; number of research presentations and publications; use of policy advice in decision-making.
Target(s)

T 9.1: Maintenance of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease surveillance sensitivity at a level where observed mortality from all human transmissible spongiform encephalopathies in Canada is consistent with that observed internationally i.e. 1-2 per million population.

T 9.2: Technological development to ensure Canadian diagnostic analyses remain consistent with those performed internationally.

T 9.3: At least 2 research presentations, publications or reports per year.

Data source and frequency of monitoring and reporting

DSF 9.1: Continuous monitoring and reporting of surveillance statistics and database

DSF 9.2: Annual monitoring and reporting of scientific publication records of researchers and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease surveillance system, Electronic databases (publications; citations; impact factors)

DSF 9.3: Annual monitoring and reporting of laboratory reports and databases (internal records), National Microbiological Laboratory Quality System (internal records)

Expected outcome or result of non-federal and non-governmental partners Not Applicable.

Planning information

For 2017-18, the key plans and priorities from a horizontal perspective are to continue to deliver the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Program by managing and monitoring Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy-related risks to current standards as well as to continue to improve communication and coordination (for example, governance), performance measurement and reporting, and financial tracking.

Planning summary
Federal organizations Link to department's Program Inventory Contributing programs and activities Total allocation (2014-15 to 2018-19) (dollars) 2017-18 Planned spending (dollars) 2017-18 Expected results 2017-18 Performance indicators 2017-18 Targets Link to department's Strategic Outcomes Link to govern- ment priorities
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Animal Health and Zoonotics Program/ Food Safety Program/ International Collaboration and Technical Agreements / Internal Services Specified Risk Material Removal from the Human Food Chain 45,946,160 9,189,232 ER 1 PI 1 T 1 A Safe and Accessible Food Supply and Plant and Animal Resource Base Increasing Safety in Imported and Domestic Products
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Animal Health and Zoonotics Program/ Food Safety Program/ International Collaboration and Technical Agreements / Internal Services Import Controls 3,347,815 669,563 ER 2 PI 2.1
PI 2.2
T 2.1
T 2.2
A Safe and Accessible Food Supply and Plant and Animal Resource Base Increasing Safety in Imported and Domestic Products
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Animal Health and Zoonotics Program/ Food Safety Program/ International Collaboration and Technical Agreements / Internal Services Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
Surveillance
80,912,125 16,182,425 ER 3 PI 3 T3 A Safe and Accessible Food Supply and Plant and Animal Resource Base Increasing Safety in Imported and Domestic Products
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Animal Health and Zoonotics Program/ Food Safety Program/ International Collaboration and Technical Agreements / Internal Services Cattle Identification 10,672,140 2,134,428 ER 4 PI 4.1
PI 4.2
PI 4.3
PI 4.4
T 4.1
T 4.2
T 4.3
T 4.4
A Safe and Accessible Food Supply and Plant and Animal Resource Base Increasing Safety in Imported and Domestic Products
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Animal Health and Zoonotics Program/ Food Safety Program/ International Collaboration and Technical Agreements / Internal Services Export Certification 29,822,860 5,964,572 ER 5 PI 5 T 5 Getting Canadian Goods to Market
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Animal Health and Zoonotics Program/ Food Safety Program/ International Collaboration and Technical Agreements / Internal Services Technical Market Access Support 22,794,635 4,558,927 ER 6 PI 6 T 6
Health Canada Health Products Risk Assessment 1,538,882 306,881 ER 7 PI 7.1
PI 7.2
PI 7.3
T 7.1
T 7.2
T 7.3
Health Canada Food Safety and Nutrition Risk Assessment and standard setting 4,194,843 930,014 ER 8 PI 8.1
PI 8.2
PI 8.3
T 8.1
T 8.2
T 8.3
Public Health Agency of Canada Public Health Surveillance and Assessment Prion Diseases Program 4,000,000 800,000 ER 9 PI 9.1 T 9.1
T 9.2
T 9.3
Total for all federal organizations 203,229,460 40,736,042

ER 1: Expected Result: Specified Risk Material Removal from the Human Food Chain:

Outcome: Safe food

Output: Compliance with current regulations

Activities: Continuation of the enforcement and verification of specified risk material removal, handling and disposal by CFIA inspection staff

PI 1: Performance Indicator: Industry compliance rate for removal of SRM

T1: Target: 100% compliance

ER 2: Expected Results: Import Controls:

Outcome: Products imported into Canada meet Canadian standards.

Output: Up-to-date import controls.

Activities: Review and update of current import policies and conditions for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy as required, to reflect changes in international standards and evolving science.

PI 2.1: Performance Indicator: Percentage of import policies verified and updated as required.

PI 2.2: Performance Indicator: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Import Policy is verified and updated as required.

T 2.1: Target: 25% per year.

T 2.2: Target: Annually, when the World Organisation for Animal Health updates the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy risk status country lists.

ER 3: Expected Results: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Surveillance:

Outcome: Safe animals and food and Market access

Output: Measurement of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy level and distribution in cattle population.

Activities: Analysis of options to redesign the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy surveillance program and consultation with stakeholders to explore further targeting of surveillance.

PI 3: Performance Indicator: Temporal trend in exposure to the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy agent in the cattle population.

T 3: Target: Testing 30,000 samples from the high-risk category of cattle is the minimum national target.

ER 4: Expected Results: Cattle Identification:

Outcome:

  • Governments and other entities make informed decisions to manage animal and related human health issues
  • Risk to Canadian livestock resource base are mitigated
  • Canadian livestock sector is compliant with regulations

Output 1:

  • Compliance verification and enforcement strategy;
  • Inspection reports
  • Data quality audits
  • Trace-out reports
  • Letters of non-compliance
  • Administrative penalties
  • Prosecutions.

Activities: Inspections, compliance verification, investigations and enforcement actions.

Output 2:

  • Regulations
  • Program and related policies
  • Privacy impact assessment
  • Threat risk assessment
  • Administrator agreement
  • Tools for CFIA staff (e.g. program related policy, positions, manuals, SoPs, etc.)

PI 4.1: Performance Indicators: Number and development status of inspection tools in place

PI 4.2: Performance Indicator: Number of inspectors trained

PI 4.3: Performance Indicator: Ratio of non-compliances versus number of Compliance Verification System tasks carried out by CFIA staff expressed as a percentage

PI 4.4: Performance Indicators: Percentage of responses to disease and epidemiological investigations that are completed within service standards

T 4.1: Target: Training, tools and materials are relevant and up-to-date

T 4.2: Target: All inspectors verifying compliance are trained

T 4.3: Target: 95% compliance

T 4.4: Target: 100%

DSF 4.1: Data Source and Frequency: Manual for Policy and Programs Branch, annually

DSF 4.2: Data Source and Frequency: Manual for Operations Branch, annually

DSF 4.3: Data Source and Frequency: Manual for Operations Branch, annually

DSF 4.4: Data Source and Frequency: Manual for Operations Branch, annually

ER 5: Performance Indicator: Export Certification:

Outcome: Products exported from Canada meet requirements imposed by foreign countries.

Output: Export certification.

Activities: Continue provision of export-related certification services to a wide range of affected industries.

PI 5: Performance Indicator: Percentage of exports meeting the standards of the importing country as required.

T 5: Target: 100%

ER 6: Expected Results: Technical Market Access Support:

Outcome: Maintain or improve confidence in Canada's animal production and food system, facilitating access to domestic and international markets.

Output: Increased market demand and confidence.

Activities: Continue the establishment and maintenance of strong relationships with trading partners, and the provision of global leadership and influence concerning international policies and standards development.

PI 6: Performance Indicators: Trends in market demand for Canadian bovines and beef products; media tracking for consumer confidence in beef in Canada.

T 6: Target: Trends in market demand for Canadian bovines and beef products; media tracking for consumer confidence in beef in Canada.

ER 7: Expected Result: Health Products Risk Assessment and Targeted Research

Immediate Outcome: Increased expertise and knowledge of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy / transmissible spongiform encephalopathies science, risks and product surveillance

PI 7.1: Performance Indicators: Number and type of training, conferences, symposiums, etc. attended by Health Canada staff on Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy / transmissible spongiform encephalopathies topics.

PI 7.2: Performance Indicator: Number of Health Risk Assessments conducted as a result of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy suspicion by product line (i.e. biologics).

PI 7.3: Performance Indicators: Number of products / product lots assessed for transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (or transmissible spongiform encephalopathies / Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy risks).

T 7.1: Target: 0 (as needed)

T 7.2: Target: 0 (as needed)

T 7.3: Target: 400 lots per year

ER 8: Expected Result: Food Safety and Nutrition: Risk Assessment

Immediate Outcome: Increased expertise and knowledge of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy / transmissible spongiform encephalopathies science, risks and product surveillance

Intermediate Outcome: Increased knowledge-based decision-making

PI 8.1: Performance Indicators: Number and type of training, conferences, symposiums, etc. attended by Health Canada staff on Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy / transmissible spongiform encephalopathies topics.

PI 8.2: Performance Indicator: Number of Health Risk Assessments conducted as a result of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy suspicion by product line (i.e. food products).

PI 8.3: Performance Indicators: Number of knowledge transfer activities related to Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy / transmissible spongiform encephalopathies.

T 8.1: Target: 1 conference

T 8.2: Target: 0

T 8.3: Target: 1

ER 9: Expected Results: Prion Diseases Program

Outcome: Risks of human transmissible spongiform encephalopathies in Canada remain clearly defined and well controlled.

Output/Activities: Continued, detailed, case-by-case, laboratory-supported investigation of all human transmissible spongiform encephalopathies across Canada; improved methods and strategies for case investigation; comprehensive human transmissible spongiform encephalopathies surveillance data; laboratory investigations of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies diagnostics and biology; research publications; provision of policy advice for food safety, healthcare and international trade.

PI 9.1: Performance Indicators: Alignment of Public Health Agency of Canada data from human transmissible spongiform encephalopathies surveillance with international benchmarks; number of research presentations and publications; use of policy advice in decision-making.

T 9.1: Target: Maintenance of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease surveillance sensitivity at a level where observed mortality from all human transmissible spongiform encephalopathies in Canada is consistent with that observed internationally (i.e. 1-2 per million population).

T 9.2: Target: Technological development to ensure Canadian diagnostic analyses remain consistent with those performed internationally.

T 9.3: Targets: At least 2 research presentations, publications or reports per year.

DSF 9.1: Data Source and Frequency: Continuous monitoring and reporting of surveillance statistics and database

DSF 9.2: Data Source and Frequency: Annual monitoring and reporting of scientific publication records of researchers and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease surveillance system, Electronic databases (publications; citations; impact factors)

DSF 9.3: Data Source and Frequency: Annual monitoring and reporting of laboratory reports and databases (internal records),

National Microbiological Laboratory Quality System (internal records)

General information
Name of horizontal initiative Food Safety Oversight
Lead department(s) Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Federal partner organization(s) Health Canada
Non-federal and non-governmental partner(s) Not applicable
Start date of the horizontal initiative 2014-15
End date of the horizontal initiative Ongoing
Total federal funding allocated (2014-15 to 2018-19) (dollars) 151,999,631 and 35,606,377 ongoing
Total federal planned spending to March 31, 2016 (dollars) 40,480,959
Total federal actual spending to March 31, 2016 (dollars) 34,187,501
Funding contributed by non-federal and non-governmental partners Not applicable
Governance structures

The CFIA and Health Canada currently work horizontally in delivering their shared food safety mandates. This is supported by a memorandum of understanding, signed in 2008, which provides the foundation for building a clear understanding of their respective roles and responsibilities as they relate to human health and to provide links across the organizations to improve the design and delivery of integrated health-related solutions.

A governance model exists for the partner organizations to regularly convene and discuss food safety issues of mutual concern and responsibility.

This governance framework includes an Assistant Deputy Minister-level and Director General-level Committees on Food Safety that meet regularly to discuss and plan approaches for addressing joint food safety issues.

CFIA and Health Canada will continue to work horizontally through these governance committees. As complementary components of the health portfolio, the two organizations will report results within an integrated, collaborative performance measurement framework.

Contact information

Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Dr. Richard Arsenault
Executive Director
Program Performance and Emergency Management Directorate
Policy and Programs Branch
Telephone: (613) 773-6156

Dr. Aline Dimitri
A/Executive Director
Food Safety Science Directorate
Science Branch
Telephone: (613) 773-5542

Tom Graham
Senior Director
National Inspection Division
Operations Branch
Telephone: (613) 773-5301

Health Canada
Karen McIntyre
Director General
Food Directorate
Health Products and Food Branch
Telephone: (613) 957-1821

Results information
Description of the horizontal initiative

The objectives of this horizontal initiative are to strengthen the CFIA's and Health Canada's food safety oversight of the fresh fruits and vegetables sector, the fish and seafood sector and the manufactured food products sector.

These objectives will be achieved through the implementation of new programming and increased oversight activities.

These objectives are aligned to the Government of Canada Outcome of "Healthy Canadians".

The two federal organizations, the CFIA and Health Canada, received a total spending authority of $152 million over five years and $35.6 million on an ongoing basis for this initiative.

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation CFIA plans to conduct an evaluation of food safety oversight in 2018-19.
Shared outcome of federal partners ER 10: Enhanced Preventive Food Safety Program Management
Performance indicator(s) PI 10: Strengthened design and management of Preventive Food Safety Programing
Target(s) T 10: List of events and materials to support program delivery
Data source and frequency of monitoring and reporting

Data source: A comprehensive review of relevant program design initiatives, communications, products, and tools is developed based on input from subject matter experts.

Frequency: Annually (ie. for Departmental Performance Report).

Expected outcome or result of non-federal and non-governmental partners Not applicable
Shared outcome of federal partners ER 11: Enhanced Inspection Activities
Performance indicator(s) PI 11: Increase in inspection activities to the non-meat food areas.
Target(s) T 11: Number of inspections conducted in the non-meat food area.
Data source and frequency of monitoring and reporting Reporting: CFIA reports this information internally on a quarterly basis.
Expected outcome or result of non-federal and non-governmental partners Not applicable
Shared outcome of federal partners ER 12: Enhanced Sampling, Testing, and Analysis
Performance indicator(s) PI 12: Increase in sampling, testing and analysis
Target(s)

T 12a: Sample testing reports, results and analysis completed in the non-meat food areas for the additional 6000 planned samples.

T 12b: Validated methods developed and implemented to support increased testing in the non-meat food areas.

Data source and frequency of monitoring and reporting

DSF 12a:

Data source: Test reports and analytical results are accessible to CFIA employees through the internal Laboratory Information Management System.

Frequency: Actionable results which may be a food safety risk are communicated immediately to the appropriate CFIA personnel responsible for follow-up and investigation. Number of samples received and tested are reviewed and reported on a quarterly basis. A final internal sample delivery report is compiled on an annual basis.

DFS 12b:

Data source: Methods that were developed and validated in previous years will now be implemented for use in regulatory testing.

Frequency: This will be ongoing for the 2017-18 fiscal year

Expected outcome or result of non-federal and non-governmental partners Not applicable
Shared outcome of federal partners ER 13: Improved Safety in Imported Food
Performance indicator(s) PI 13: Increase in Foreign Country Assessments of priority areas
Target(s) T 13: Establish baseline of foreign country assessments and show increase of foreign country assessments.
Data source and frequency of monitoring and reporting

Data source: Reports of foreign country assessments.

Reporting: Final reports of foreign country assessments will be accessible through the CFIA website.

Expected outcome or result of non-federal and non-governmental partners Not applicable
Shared outcome of federal partners ER 14a: Standard Setting Support
Performance indicator(s) PI 14a: Development of new and/or updated standards is initiated in 100% of cases where there is an identified need to do so in order to address food safety risks
Target(s) T 14a 100% of cases where there is an identified need to do so in order to address food safety risks
Data source and frequency of monitoring and reporting Manual and CFIA systems
Expected outcome or result of non-federal and non-governmental partners Not applicable
Shared outcome of federal partners ER 14b: Standard Setting Support
Performance indicator(s) PI 14b: Number and type of involvement activities associated with standard setting initiatives
Target(s) T 14b: To be determined since it will depend on the number and type of standards being developed
Data source and frequency of monitoring and reporting Not applicable
Expected outcome or result of non-federal and non-governmental partners Not applicable
Shared outcome of federal partners ER 14c: Standard Setting Support
Performance indicator(s) PI 14c: Number of risk assessments developed in support of standard setting initiatives
Target(s) T 14c: To be determined since it will depend on the number and type of standards being developed
Data source and frequency of monitoring and reporting Not applicable
Expected outcome or result of non-federal and non-governmental partners Not applicable
Shared outcome of federal partners ER 14d: Standard Setting Support
Performance indicator(s) PI 14d: Number of detection methods developed and enhanced in support of standard setting initiatives
Target(s) T 14d: To be determined since it will depend on the number and type of standards being developed
Data source and frequency of monitoring and reporting Not applicable
Expected outcome or result of non-federal and non-governmental partners Not applicable
Shared outcome of federal partners ER 15: Enhanced Food Safety Risk Assessments
Performance indicator(s) PI 15: Timely response to emerging food and nutrition safety incidents including foodborne illness outbreaks
Target(s) T 15: 90% of health risk assessment provided to CFIA within standard timelines to manage food safety incidents
Data source and frequency of monitoring and reporting Not applicable
Expected outcome or result of non-federal and non-governmental partners Not applicable
Planning summary
Federal organizations Link to department's Program Inventory Contributing programs and activities Total allocation (from 2014-15 to 2018-19) (dollars) 2017-18 Planned spending (dollars) 2017-18 Expected results 2017-18 Performance indicators 2017-18 Targets Link to department's Strategic Outcomes Link to govern- ment priorities
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Safety Program Preventive Food Safety Program Management 11,786,965 and 2,138,827 ongoing 2,138,827 ER 10 PI-10 T-10 A safe and accessible food supply and plant and animal resource base Healthy Canadians
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Safety Program Enhanced Inspection Activities 90,809,417 and 22,189,785 ongoing 22,189,785 ER-11 PI-11 T-11 A safe and accessible food supply and plant and animal resource base Healthy Canadians
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Safety Program Increased Sampling, Testing, and Analysis 22,283,451 and 5,411,341 ongoing 5,411,341 ER-12 PI 12 T-12a
T-12b
A safe and accessible food supply and plant and animal resource base Healthy Canadians
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Safety Program Foreign Country Assessments 6,293,373 and 1,245,327 ongoing 1,245,327 ER-13 PI-13 T-13 A safe and accessible food supply and plant and animal resource base Healthy Canadians
Health Canada 2.2.1
Food Safety
Standard Setting 14,246,254 and 3,080,927 ongoing 3,080,927 ER-14a
ER-14b
ER-14c
ER-14d
PI 14a
PI 14b
PI 14c
PI 14d
T-14a
T-14b
T-14c
T-14d
Strategic Outcome 2: Health risks and benefits associated with food, products, substances, and environmental factors are appropriately managed and communicated to Canadians Priority II: Strengthen openness and transparency as modernization of health protection legislation, regulation and service delivery continues.
Health Canada 2.2.1
Food Safety
Health Risk Assessments 6,580,170 and 1,540,170 ongoing 1,540,170 ER-15 PI 15 T-15 Strategic Outcome 2: Health risks and benefits associated with food, products, substances, and environmental factors are appropriately managed and communicated to Canadians Priority II: Strengthen openness and transparency as modernization of health protection legislation, regulation and service delivery continues.
Total for all federal organizations 151,999,631 and 35,606,377 ongoing 35,606,377

ER 10: Expected Result: Enhanced Preventive Food Safety Program Management

PI 10: Performance Indicator: Strengthen design and management of Preventive Food Safety Programing

T 10: Targets: List of events and materials to support program delivery.

ER 11: Expected Result: Enhanced Inspection Activities

PI 11: Performance Indicator: Increase in inspection activities to the non-meat food areas.

T 11: Targets: Number of inspections conducted in the non-meat food area.

ER 12: Expected Results: Enhanced Sampling, Testing, and Analysis

PI 12: Performance Indicator: Increase in sampling, testing and analysis

T 12a: Targets: Sample testing reports, results and analysis completed in the non-meat food areas for the additional 6000 planned samples.

T 12b: Targets: Validated methods developed and implemented to support increased testing in the non-meat food areas.

ER 13: Expected Result: Improved Safety in Imported Food

PI 13: Performance Indicator: Increase in Foreign Country Assessments of priority areas

T 13: Targets: Establish baseline of foreign country assessments and show increase of foreign country assessments.

ER 14a: Expected Result: Standard Setting Support

ER 14b: Expected Result: Standard Setting Support

ER 14c: Expected Result: Standard Setting Support

ER 14d: Expected Result: Standard Setting Support

PI 14a: Performance Indicators: Development of new and/or updated standards is initiated in 100% of cases where there is an identified need to do so in order to address food safety risks.

PI 14b: Performance Indicators: Number and type of involvement activities associated with standard setting initiatives.

PI 14c: Performance Indicator: Number of risk assessments developed in support of standard setting initiatives.

PI 14d: Performance Indicators: Number of detection methods developed and enhanced in support of standard setting initiatives.

T 14a: Targets: 100% of cases where there is an identified need to do so in order to address food safety risks.

T 14b: Targets: To be determined since it will depend on the number and type of standards being developed.

T 14c: Targets: To be determined since it will depend on the number and type of standards being developed.

T 14d: Targets: To be determined since it will depend on the number and type of standards being developed.

ER 15: Expected Result: Enhanced Food Safety Risk Assessments.

PI 15: Performance Indicators: Timely response to emerging food and nutrition safety incidents including foodborne illness outbreaks.

T 15: Targets: 90% of health risk assessment provided to CFIA within standard timelines to manage food safety incidents.

General information
Name of horizontal initiative Canadian Food Safety Information Network
Lead department(s) Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Federal partner organization(s)

Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada

The Public Health Agency of Canada is a federal partner in a project capacity only and is not contributing to the Canadian Food Safety Information Network program.

Non-federal and non-governmental partner(s) Not applicable
Start date of the horizontal initiative 2014-15
End date of the horizontal initiative 2018-19
Total federal funding allocated ( 2014-15 to 2018-19) (dollars) 12,133,149
Total federal planned spending to March 31, 2016 (dollars) 3,744,532
Total federal actual spending to March 31, 2016 (dollars) 3,207,747
Funding contributed by non-federal and non-governmental partners Not applicable
Governance structures

The CFIA's Vice President, Science, is the Executive Sponsor for the implementation of the Canadian Food Safety Information Network.

A Canadian Food Safety Information Network federal, provincial and territorial Steering Committee provides integrated federal, provincial and territorial leadership, input, guidance, and decision-making authority for the development and implementation of the Canadian Food Safety Information Network program component and associated food safety activities.

The Senior Management Committee, chaired by the CFIA President, provides direction for the initiative and is accountable for overall implementation of the Canadian Food Safety Information Network.

The CFIA, Health Canada, and the Public Health Agency of Canada work horizontally in delivering their shared food safety mandates and meet regularly to discuss food safety issues of mutual concerns. Additionally, regularly scheduled, targeted discussions regarding the implementation of the Canadian Food Safety Information Network occur.

Contact information

Canadian Food Inspection Agency:
Christiane Villemure
Executive Director, Canadian Food Safety Information Network
Telephone: (613) 773-5811

Health Canada:
Karen McIntyre
Director General, Food Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch
Telephone: (613) 957-1821

Results information
Description of the horizontal initiative

The Canadian Food Safety Information Network will respond to recommendations from the Report of the Independent Investigator into the 2008 Listeriosis Outbreak [Weatherill Report; recommendations 33 and 34]. The initiative will strengthen the ability of Canada's federal, provincial and territorial (federal, provincial and territorial) food safety authorities to share data and information to anticipate, detect and respond to foodborne hazards and minimize the impact of food safety events. Canadian Food Safety Information Network is expected to link federal, provincial and territorial food safety authorities and food testing laboratories across Canada by leveraging the Public Health Agency of Canada's web-based informatics platform, the Canadian Network for Public Health Intelligence.

Canadian Food Safety Information Network complements the federal public service's modernization strategy, Blueprint 2020, in two of its priority areas. Canadian Food Safety Information Network contributes to Innovative Practices and Networking by sharing food safety data and information across federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions. It also contributes to the Technology Priority of Blueprint 2020 by providing a web-based solution combining automated early warning with advanced data analysis for risk-based modelling and planning.

Canadian Food Safety Information Network supports the Government of Canada's approach to evidence-based policy. Aggregated food safety data will increase the reliability of scientific evidence in risk-based decision-making to strengthen Canada's food safety system.

Additionally, the Canadian Food Safety Information Network aligns with the Government of Canada's objective to improve relationships with federal, provincial and territorial partners. The initiative represents a pan-Canadian approach to food safety and requires that federal, provincial and territorial partners work collaboratively to achieve its goals.

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation 2017-18
Shared outcome of federal partners Increase Canada's ability to detect and prevent food safety incidents through an automated early warning system and coordinated, preventive and risk-based approaches to food safety activities.
Performance indicator(s)
  1. The number of times Canadian Food Safety Information Network integrated data is used to support investigations or public health actions (e.g., preventive actions, food recalls, public health messaging)
  2. The number of times Canadian Food Safety Information Network notifications are used to initiate a food safety or outbreak investigation
  3. The number of times an early warning is generated using Canadian Food Safety Information Network integrated data indicating a possible food safety incident
Target(s)
  1. Short-term: 60 times per year across all Canadian Food Safety Information Network partners - from year 1 to 2

    Mid-term: 150 times per year across all Canadian Food Safety Information Network partners - from year 3 to 5

    Long-term: 500 times per year across all Canadian Food Safety Information Network partners - from year 5 to 7

  2. Short-term: 5 times per year across all Canadian Food Safety Information Network partners - from year 1 to 2

    Mid-term: 10 times per year across all Canadian Food Safety Information Network partners - from year 3 to 5

    Long-term: 20 times per year across all Canadian Food Safety Information Network partners - from year 5 to 7

  3. Short-term: 1 time per year across all Canadian Food Safety Information Network partners - from year 1 to 2

    Mid-term: 3 times per year across all Canadian Food Safety Information Network partners - from year 3 to 5

    Long-term: 5 times per year across all Canadian Food Safety Information Network partners - from year 5 to 7

Data source and frequency of monitoring and reporting
  1. Canadian Food Safety Information Network surveys will be used to gather the required information. The results of the surveys will be reported quarterly for years 1 to 2 and semi-annually from year 3 onward
  2. Reports produced by the Canadian Food Safety Information Network food safety module on the Canadian Network for Public Health Intelligence. The system will produce reports quarterly for year 1 to 2 and semi-annually from year 3 onward (reports produced on demand)
  3. CFIA's internal databases and analytical capabilities will be monitored quarterly for year 1 to 2 and semi-annually from year 3 onward
Shared outcome of federal partners Faster response times and resolution of food safety incidents and outbreaks, with enhanced access to resources, by optimizing laboratory capacity to manage testing of large volumes of samples and strengthened capabilities. This will result in improved response times and coordination among Canadian Food Safety Information Network federal, provincial and territorial partners.
Performance indicator(s)
  1. Reduction in average response time for food safety incidents and outbreaks (of comparable food/hazard combination)
  2. A reduction in average resolution time for food safety incidents and outbreaks (of comparable food/hazard combination)
  3. The percentage of times the Canadian Food Safety Information Network food safety module is used during a food safety incident for near real-time sharing of data and/or information and/or expertise compared to not using the Canadian Food Safety Information Network
  4. The number of times information on the Canadian Food Safety Information Network food safety module was used to obtain laboratory surge capacity for a food safety incident
Target(s)
  1. Short-term: 10% decrease in average response time from year 1 to 2

    Mid-term: 20% decrease in average response time from year 3 to 5

    Long-term: 25% decrease in average response time after 7

  2. Short-term: 5% decrease in average resolution time from year 1 to 2

    Mid-term: 10% decrease in average resolution time from year 3 to 5

    Long-term: 15% decrease in average resolution time after 7

  3. Short-term: 20% of food safety incidences utilizing Canadian Food Safety Information Network from year 1 to 2

    Mid-term: 50% of food safety incidences utilizing Canadian Food Safety Information Network from year 3 to 5

    Long-term: 90% of food safety incidences utilizing Canadian Food Safety Information Network from year 5 to 7

  4. Short-term: 1 time from year 1 to 2

    Mid-term: more than 1 time from year 3 to 5

    Long-term: more than 10 times from year 5 to 7

Data source and frequency of monitoring and reporting Data will be obtained from the CFIA National Emergency Operation Centre and CFIA's internal databases. The results will be reported quarterly for year 1 to 2 and semi-annually from year 3 onward. Data will be stored in the Canadian Food Safety Information Network.
Shared outcome of federal partners Support international trade by enabling the generation of additional scientific evidence to demonstrate a safe food supply and effective pan-Canadian food safety system to trading partners. Enhance response to food safety issues.
Performance indicator(s)
  1. The number of times Canadian Food Safety Information Network is demonstrated to trading partners
  2. The percentage of trading partner audits positively referring to Canadian Food Safety Information Network
  3. The percentage increase of Canadian Food Safety Information Network integrated food safety data available to support international audits
Target(s)
  1. Short-term: 1 time per year from year 1 to 2

    Mid-term: 3 times per year from year 3 to 5

    Long-term: 5 times per year from year 5 to 7

  2. Short-term: 75% of trading partner audits from year 1 to 2

    Mid-term: 80% of trading partner audits from year 3 to 5

    Long-term: 85% of trading partner audits from year 5 to 7

  3. Short-term: 5% increase annually from year 1 to 2

    Mid-term: 40% increase annually from year 3 to 5

    Long-term: 60% increase annually from year 5 to 7

Data source and frequency of monitoring and reporting Data source is to be determined
Expected outcome or result of non-federal and non-governmental partners Not applicable
Planning summary
Federal organizations Link to department's Program Inventory Contributing programs and activities Total allocation (from 2014-15 to 2018-19) (dollars) 2017-18 Planned spending (dollars) 2017-18 Expected results 2017-18 Performance indicators 2017-18 Targets Link to department's Strategic Outcomes Link to govern- ment priorities
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Safety Program Data Support, Coordination and Outreach 9,901,987 2,285,403 ER 16
ER 17
ER 18
PI 16
PI 17
PI 18
T 16
T 17
T 18
A safe and accessible food supply and plant and animal resource base Evidence-based decision making
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Internal Services Environmental Scanning 1,060,365 251,138 ER 19 PI 19 T 19 A safe and accessible food supply and plant and animal resource base Evidence-based decision making
Health Canada Food Safety and Nurtrition Data Support, Coordination, and Outreach 1,170,797 263,423 ER 20 PI 20 T 20 Strategic Outcome 2: Health risks and benefits associated with food, products, substances, and environmental factors are appropriately managed and communicated to Canadians Priority II: Strengthen openness and transparency as modernization of health protection legislation, regulation and service delivery continues.
Total for all federal organizations 12,133,149 2,799,964

ER 16: Expected Results: In fiscal year 2016-17, extensive consultations took place between the Canadian Food Safety Information Network program team, CFIA business experts, and federal, provincial and territorial partners. From these consultations, a detailed list of business requirements was gathered. These requirements will:

  • Inform the CFIA Information Management and Information Technology enhancements, which will facilitate the exchange and analysis of food safety data among Canadian Food Safety Information Network partners; and

Ensure that the Canadian Food Safety Information Network food safety module within the Public Health Agency's Canadian Network for Public Health Intelligence has the capabilities and business functions required to meet the needs of Canadian Food Safety Information Network partners.

PI 16: Performance Indicators: A report containing the business requirements gathered and listed by functionality and priority level.

T 16: Targets: A completed report that has been validated and approved by the Canadian Food Safety Information Network federal, provincial and territorial Steering Committee.

Activity: Data Support Coordination and Outreach

ER 17: Expected Results: Two completed pilot projects:

  1. Testing data exchange with a provincial partner to determine which data elements will be shared through the Canadian Food Safety Information Network; and
  2. Testing various food classification systems to support data sharing and integration activities with Canadian Food Safety Information Network federal, provincial and territorial partners.

PI 17: Performance Indicators:

  1. Agreement on the data elements to be shared among partners; and
  2. A decision regarding the food classification system to be used for the Canadian Food Safety Information Network.

T 17: Targets:

  1. One completed technical annex to the Canadian Food Safety Information Network bilateral MOU detailing the specific data elements to be shared among Canadian Food Safety Information Network partners.
  2. A completed report summarizing the findings from the pilot project.

Activity: Data Support Coordination and Outreach

ER 18: Expected Results: The CFIA will continue outreach activities with federal, provincial and territorial partners and formalize participation in the Canadian Food Safety Information Network through bilateral data sharing arrangements.

PI 18: Performance Indicators: Number of data sharing arrangements signed by Canadian Food Safety Information Network with federal, provincial and territorial partners.

T 18: Targets: Five signed data sharing arrangements.

Activity: Data Support, Coordination and Outreach

ER 19: Expected Results: Working with federal, provincial and territorial partners to advance a more collaborative and systematic approach to improve food safety programs. Continue the development for a systematic pan-Canadian approach to searching and cataloguing intelligence and information by developing an algorithm to detect relevant food safety information.

PI 19: Performance Indicators:

  1. The development of a food safety specific algorithm; and
  2. The number of Canadian Food Safety Information Network federal, provincial and territorial partners contributing to the testing of the algorithm (i.e., rating and ranking the sources of information found by the algorithm to determine its success in providing relevant information)

T 19: Targets:

  1. Develop and test one food safety specific algorithm; and
  2. Five Canadian Food Safety Information Network federal, provincial and territorial partners participating in the rating and ranking of sources.

Activity: Environmental Scanning

ER 20: Expected Results: Improved ability of government agencies and the industry to anticipate, prepare, and efficiently respond to food safety issues and emergencies. Coordination and outreach support that primarily supports Canadian Food Safety Information Network and expanded use of CANLINE within Health Canada food science laboratories.

PI 20: Performance Indicators: Outreach and training sessions held with Health Canada Food Directorate's research and regulatory community; Food laboratory research results uploaded to CANLINE

T 20: Targets: One refresher training session for the food laboratories and fifteen food laboratory research results uploaded to CANLINE.

Activity: Data Support, Coordination and Outreach

Upcoming evaluations over the next five fiscal years

Fiscal year (of the planned date for deputy head approval of the evaluation report) Title of the evaluation Completion of last evaluation Link to department's Program Inventory Planned spending associated with the program(s) evaluated (dollars)
2017-18

Animal Health Program Part One

(Terrestrial and Aquatic Animal Health)

Evaluation of the National Aquatic Animal Health Program (2010-11)

Animal Health & Zoonotics Program (1.2)

Sub programs:

Terrestrial Animal Health (1.2.1)

Aquatic Animal Health (1.2.2)

$104,691,813
2018-19

Animal Health Program Part Two (Feed)

Evaluation of CFIA's Enhance Feed Ban (2013-14)

Evaluation of the Feed Program (2007-08)

Animal Health and Zoonotics Program (1.2)

Sub-program:

Feed (1.2.3)

$20,719,780
2018-19 Food Safety Program: Food Safety Oversight

Evaluation of Meat Programs

Evaluation of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program 2014-15)

Evaluation of the Daily Shift Inspection Process (2014-15)

Evaluation of the Food Safety Action Plan (2013-14)

Food Safety Program Sub Programs:

Egg (1.1.2)

Dairy (1.1.3)

Fish & Seafood (1.1.4)

Fresh Fruit & Vegetables (1.1.5)

Processed Products (1.1.6)
Imported &

$188,394,975
2018-19 cont'd Food Safety Program: Food Safety Oversight

Evaluation of the Food Vulnerability Assessment Capacity Building Project (2011-12)

Evaluation of Interdepartmental

Interfaces Related to Food Safety (2011-12)

Evaluation of On Farm Food Safety Recognition Program (2009-10)

Evaluation of the CFIA's Food Recalls and Emergency Response System (2009-10)

Manufactured Products (1.1.7)
2018-19 cont'd Canadian Food Safety Information Network N/A Food Safety Program (1.1) N/A Table Note 3
2018-19 cont'd

Plant Program Part One

(Seed, Fertilizer, Intellectual Property Rights)

Evaluation of the Fertilizer Program (2013-14)

Plant Resources Program (1.3)

Sub-programs:

Seed (1.3.2)

Fertilizer (1.3.3)

Intellectual Property Rights (1.3.4)

$16,718,631
2019-20 Food Safety Program Modernization Part Two Food Safety Program Modernization Part One Food Safety Program (1.1) N/A Table Note 3
2020-21

Plant Program Part Two

(Plant Protection)

Evaluation of the Plant Protection Program (2014-15)

Plant Resources Program (1.3)

Sub-program:

Plant Protection (1.3.1)

$61,945,582
2021-22 To be decided in June 2017
Total organizational spending $392,470,781

Table Notes

Table note 3

Evaluations required by Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. Program value is not assigned.

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Programs with no planned evaluations in the next five years
Link to the departmental Program Inventory Completion of last evaluation Rationale for not evaluating in the current five-year cycle Planned spending associated with the programs not planned to be evaluated (dollars)
Meat and Poultry (1.1.1) Evaluation of Meat Programs (2016-17) Prioritization decisions to be completed for current five-year cycle in early 2017-18, eg, meat could be included in whole or in part in 2021-22 $161,205,518
International Collaboration and Technical Agreements (1.4)

Evaluation of the Daily Shift Inspection Presence (2014-15)

Evaluation of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (2014-15)

Evaluation of the Plant Protection Program (2014-15)

Evaluation of Continuing a Comprehensive Strategy for Managing BSE in Canada (2014-15)

Evaluation of the Fertilizer Program (2013-14)

Evaluation of the National Aquatic Animal Health Program (2010-11)

Evaluation of CFIA's Enhanced Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) Programming (2008-09)

In the past, the planned spending for International Collaboration and Technical Agreements was divided and added to the three main programs (Food Safety, Animal Health and Plant Protection).

Evaluations examine International Collaboration and Technical Agreements when evaluating one of the three main programs.

The following planned evaluations will examine international collaboration and technical agreements in addition to the program/sub-program(s):

  • Meat & Poultry
  • Food Safety Program
  • Animal Health Part One
  • Animal Health Part Two
  • Plant Program Part One
  • Plant Program Part Two

$0

As noted in Rationale, the spending has historically been divided among the Agency's other programs

($36,418,999)

Total organizational spending $161,205,518

Total planned organizational spending in dollars (programs planned to be evaluated in the next five years plus programs with no planned evaluations in the next five years): $553,676,299.

Upcoming internal audits for the coming fiscal year

Title of internal audit Internal audit subject Status Expected completion date
Audit of National Chemical Residue Monitoring Program Program Management Controls In progress December 2017
Audit of CFIA Inspector General Office Program Management Controls Planned Table Note 4 March 2018
Audit of Administration of CFIA Designations Program Management Controls Planned Table Note 4 March 2018
Joint Audit of IM/IT Service Management (CFIA/AAFC) IM/IT Controls Planned Table Note 4 March 2018

Table Notes

Table note 4

Audits identified as "Planned" may be subject to change due to shifting of priorities based on annual evaluation of risk elements. The proposed audit projects for fiscal years 2017-2018 will be approved by April 1, 2017.

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User fees and regulatory charges

Fee proposal name Fees for services provided under the Safe Food for Canadians Act (new and amended fees)
Fee type(s) Regulatory and Other Products and Services
Fee-setting authority Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act
Reason for planned change of existing fee or introduction of new fee

The current fee structure has remained largely unchanged since 1997. It is complex, out of step with costs to deliver activities and inconsistent between and within industry sectors. New fees to be introduced to replace current fees identified in the CFIA Fees Notice:

  • Part 1 - Dairy Products Fees
  • Part 2 - Egg Fees
  • Part 3 - Processed Egg Fees
  • Part 6 - Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Fees (excluding fees for Destination Inspection Services)
  • Part 7 - Honey Fees
  • Part 8 - Livestock and Poultry Carcass Grading Fees
  • Part 9 - Maple Product Fees
  • Part 10 - Meat Products Inspection Fees
  • Part 13 - Processed Products Fees
  • Part 16 - Fish Inspection Fees
Effective date of planned change of existing fee or introduction of new fee 2018
Consultation and review process planned Consultations 2017
Fee proposal name Fees for services provided in fertilizer program (amended)
Fee type(s) Regulatory and Other Products and Services
Fee-setting authority Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act
Reason for planned change of existing fee or introduction of new fee

The current fee structure has remained largely unchanged since 1997. It is complex, out of step with costs to deliver activities and inconsistent between and within industry sectors. Amendment of fees to replace current fees identified in the CFIA Fees Notice:

  • Part 5 - Fertilizer Fees
Effective date of planned change of existing fee or introduction of new fee 2018
Consultation and review process planned Consultations 2017
Fee proposal name Fees for services provided in feed program (amended)
Fee type(s) Regulatory and Other Products and Services
Fee-setting authority Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act
Reason for planned change of existing fee or introduction of new fee

The current fee structure has remained largely unchanged since 1997. It is complex, out of step with costs to deliver activities and inconsistent between and within industry sectors. Amendment of fees to replace current fees identified in the CFIA Fees Notice:

  • Part 4 - Feeds Fees
Effective date of planned change of existing fee or introduction of new fee 2018
Consultation and review process planned Consultations 2017
Fee proposal name Fees for services related to animal health program (amended)
Fee type(s) Regulatory and other products and services.
Fee-setting authority Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act
Reason for planned change of existing fee or introduction of new fee

The current fee structure has remained largely unchanged since 1997. It is complex, out of step with costs to deliver activities and inconsistent between and within industry sectors. Amendment of fees to replace current fees identified in the CFIA Fees Notice:

  • Part 11 - Health of Animals Fees
Effective date of planned change of existing fee or introduction of new fee 2018
Consultation and review process planned Consultations 2017
Fee proposal name Fees for services related to the plant health program (amended)
Fee type(s) Regulatory and other products and services.
Fee-setting authority Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act
Reason for planned change of existing fee or introduction of new fee

The current fee structure has remained largely unchanged since 1997. It is complex, out of step with costs to deliver activities and inconsistent between and within industry sectors. Amendment of fees to replace current fees identified in the CFIA Fees Notice:

  • Part 12 - Plant Protection Fees
  • Part 14 - Seeds Fees
  • Part 15 - Seed Potato Fees
Effective date of planned change of existing fee or introduction of new fee 2018
Consultation and review process planned Consultations 2017

Federal tax expenditures

The tax system can be used to achieve public policy objectives through the application of special measures such as low tax rates, exemptions, deductions, deferrals and credits. The Department of Finance Canada publishes cost estimates and projections for these measures each year in the Report of Federal Tax Expenditures. This report also provides detailed background information on tax expenditures, including descriptions, objectives, historical information and references to related federal spending programs. The tax measures presented in this report are the responsibility of the Minister of Finance.

Organizational contact information

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
1400 Merivale Road,
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0Y9
Canada
Telephone: 800-442-2342 / 613-773-2342
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