ARCHIVED - Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences - For the period ending March 31, 2011

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As required by the Treasury Board Directive for the Management of Expenditures on Travel, Hospitality and Conferences, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conferences for Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011.

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

Expenditures on travel, hospitality and conferences incurred by federal departments and agencies are for the most part directly related to supporting departmental mandates and the government's priorities.

In particular, for AANDC, this includes the delivery of core programs and services to Canadians as described below.

AANDC supports Aboriginal peoples (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) and Northerners in their efforts to:

AANDC is one of the federal departments responsible for meeting the Government of Canada's obligations and commitments to First Nations, Inuit and Métis, and for fulfilling the federal government's constitutional responsibilities in the North.

AANDC's programs including Education, Social Development, Community Infrastructure, Claims Settlement, Governance and Institutions of Government, and Managing Individual Affairs represent most of the department's spending. [Note 1]

Most of the programs are delivered through partnerships with Aboriginal communities and federal-provincial or federal-territorial agreements. AANDC also works with urban Aboriginal persons, Métis and non-status Indians through the Office of the Federal Interlocutor. [Note 2]

Total annual expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences of AANDC are summarized below:

(in thousands of dollars)

Expenditure Category Expenditures for the year ending
March 31, 2011
Travel – Public Servants 28,233
Travel – Non-Public Servants 6,681
International Travel by Minister and Minister's Staff  
Total Travel 34,914
Hospitality 929
Conference Fees 463
TOTAL 36,306

Approval by Senior Officials
Approved, in accordance with the Treasury Board Directive for the Management of Expenditures on Travel, Hospitality and Conferences:

Michael Wernick
Deputy Minister
Susan MacGowan, CMA
Chief Financial Officer

Gatineau, Canada
September 26, 2011



  1. You can find more information on performance of these programs. (return to source paragraph)
  2. You can find more information about the Office of the Federal Interlocutor. (return to source paragraph)


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