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Funds leveraged means that communities have partnered with various sources of funds to realize their projects and therefore are addressing their communities’ needs through these investment opportunities. The leverage ratio represents total financial contributions by WD’s partners in relation to WD’s contribution. For example, a leverage ratio of 2 means that for every $1 contributed by WD, partner organizations are contributing a combined amount of $2 to the program.
The total dollar value increase in sales of firms supported by WD.
High-Growth Firm – Based on list of all businesses in Canada included in Statistics Canada’s Business Register, a “high-growth firm” is an enterprise with average annualized growth greater than 20% per annum over a three-year period. That is, the total growth over a three-year period must be greater than 72.8%. For this indicator, growth has been measured by revenue (though it can also be measured by growth in employment). High-growth enterprises are required to have at least 10 employees at the start of the three-year period, and are also required to be at least four years old.
Value in dollars of total exports (all products) originating from western Canada.
Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises – Small enterprises are defined as having 1-99 employees. Medium sized enterprises have 100-499 employees. So small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are all firms with less than 500 employees.
Majority-owned / Majority ownership – Majority ownership for each of the designated groups is based on the following parameters: between 51 and 100 percent owned by one or more females; Indigenous persons; youth; visible minorities; people with disabilities. 50:50 ownership, which in the instance of male and female, may include married couples, would not be included in these totals.
The Treasury Board Secretariat's Policy on Results sets out the requirements for Canadian federal departments’ performance information reporting.
This performance information reporting involves a Departmental Results Frameworks (DRF) and a Program Inventory (PI). A department’s DRF shows how a department measures its performance at a high level. A department’s PI shows all the programs within a department. Performance is also measured at the program level.
Note: The Policy on Results replaced the Policy on Management, Resources and Results Structures (MRRS) as of July 1, 2016. VAC’s DRF was first presented in the 2018-2019 Departmental Plan. The former Program Alignment Architecture …
Phoenix Strategic Perspectives Inc. (Phoenix SPI) was commissioned by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) to conduct a telephone survey of Canadians on privacy-related issues.
The OPC’s mandate to protect and promote privacy rights includes promoting awareness and understanding of privacy issues by the Canadian public. In support of this, the OPC conducts public opinion research with the general population every two years. This year’s research was designed to explore privacy issues that fall under the OPC’s four strategic privacy priorities: economics of personal information; government surveillance; reputation and privacy; and the body as information.
These priorities …
The following tables contain data on administrative monetary penalties (AMPs) issued by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) as part of compliance actions, as permitted under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act. In the current tables, which contains details on companies and individuals, data more than two years old is removed as per CNSC policy in conjunction with the annual update to the CSNC’s Regulatory actions Web page (https://www.cnsc-ccsn.gc.ca/eng/acts-and-regulations/regulatory-action/index.cfm). The historical dataset does not contain this identifying information, and serves to illustrate trends in penalties issued over the longer term.
An awareness campaign was developed to raise the general level of understanding of this issue; and advertising took place in the Spring, Summer and Fall of 2009, with the fall wave ending on October 25, 2009. In accordance with Government of Canada Communications Policy, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) was required to conduct a post-campaign evaluation of the advertising initiative.
Gauging public opinion on important issues to the department is essential in the development of policy, programs, and communication activities. To this end, HRSDC commissioned Corporate Research Associates, Inc. (CRA), to conduct public opinion research on core mandate issues as well as new and emerging issues. This study sought to examine three emerging issues (i.e., Social Partnerships, the Retirement Income System, and Persisting Unemployment), with the goal of utilizing the collected survey information as a means of informing policy direction as well as communications regarding these priority areas. To achieve these objectives, 1500 telephone interviews were conducted with Canadians aged …