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As required by the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conferences for Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. It also provides the variance explanations from the previous fiscal year in each of these areas.
This information is updated annually and does not contain information withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act.
Expenditures on travel, hospitality and conferences incurred by INAC are related to supporting the departmental mandate and the government's priorities.
In particular, for INAC, this includes supporting Indigenous people (i.e. First Nations, Inuit and Métis) and Northerners in their efforts to:
Expenditures for travel by public servants were incurred to support and improve community development and infrastructure and capacity in Indigenous Communities.
Expenditures for travel by non-public servants as well as hospitality was mainly aimed at supporting the fair and long lasting resolution to the legacy of Indian Residential Schools as well as to support the prevention of family violence against women and children in Indigenous Communities.
Conference fees were mainly incurred to participate and attend management and oversight functions.
Total annual expenditures for travel, hospitality and conferences of INAC are summarized below:
|Expenditure Category|| Expenditure for the Year Ending March 31, 2017
| Expenditure for the Previous Year ending March 31, 2016
|(in thousands of dollars)|
|Travel: Public Servants||$16,072||$13,332||$2,740|
|Travel: Non-Public Servants||$4,528||$10,077||$(5,549)|
|International Travel by Minister and Minister's Staff (also included in Non-Public Servant travel)||$20||$0||$20|
Public Servants: Compared with fiscal year 2015-16, departmental travel expenditures by public servants increased mainly due to:
Non-Public Servants: Compared with fiscal year 2015-16, departmental travel expenditures by non-public servants decreased mainly due to:
Hospitality: Compared with fiscal year 2015-16, departmental hospitality expenditures decreased mainly due to:
Conference Fees: Compared with fiscal year 2015-16, departmental conference fees expenditures increased mainly due to:
Minister and Minister's Staff: Compared with fiscal year 2015-16, departmental international travel expenditures by the Minister and her staff increased mainly due to: