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The Supplementary Estimates (A) 2021-2022 for Shared Services Canada will be tabled in the month of May 2021 and is the first Supplementary Estimate this fiscal year.
Supplementary Estimates present information on additional spending requirements that were either not sufficiently developed in time for inclusion in the Main Estimates, or have been subsequently adjusted to account for developments in programs and services.
Shared Services Canada’s customer departments continue to manage most of their applications. These customer department applications are often aging and require constant maintenance. Shared Services Canada is working with customer departments to identify risks and mitigate service disruptions. Shared Services Canada is driving hosting renewal (with migration to its enterprise data centres and/or to be hosted within the Cloud) while customer departments are responsible for their application modernization plans.
Critical applications for delivering services to Canadians are sometimes hosted in aging legacy data centres, depend on older coding languages, and run on legacy information technology infrastructure that requires significant maintenance. For these reasons, Shared Services Canada’s is supporting the Government of Canada in assessing, prioritizing and ensuring the health and stability of these critical applications.
Shared Services Canada plays a key role supporting public servants who require accessible technology through the Accessibility, Accommodations and Adaptive Computer Technology program. This program assists Public Service employees with disabilities, injuries or ergonomic requirements with their integration into the workplace, providing access to systems, programs, information, computers and other resources.
The Supplementary Estimates (A) 2019–2020 will be tabled in Parliament on December 5, 2019. Shared Services Canada is seeking additional funding through these Supplementary Estimates.
The Government of Canada Cloud first policy requirement recommends Cloud as the preferred option for delivering IT services. Shared Services Canada brokers Cloud services (for unclassified and Protected B data) for Government of Canada departments.
The Government of Canada is working to make the public service more agile and efficient through improvements to workplace technology, including the implementation of digital collaboration tools and elimination of outdated technology.