Annual Report on Travel, Hospitality and Conference Expenditures

Accessibility Standards Canada 2019 - 2020

As required by the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures, this report provides information on travel, hospitality and conference expenditures for Accessibility Standards Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020.

Travel, hospitality and conference expenditures incurred by a federal department or agency relate to activities that support the department or agency’s mandate and the government’s priorities.


Expenditures on travel, hospitality and conference fees incurred by Accessibility Standards Canada support the organization's mandate. The organization's mandate is to contribute to a barrier-free Canada through the development and review of accessibility standards, promotion of research on barrier identification, prevention and removal of barriers, and finally, sharing information related to accessibility. Further details about the organization's mandate and program activities can be found in the organization's Departmental Results Report, Departmental Plan and on the organization's website.

Accessibility Standards Canada Travel, Hospitality and Conference Expenditures for Year ending March 31, 2020

Travel, Hospitality and Conference Expenditures

Expenditure category

Expenditures for year ended March 31, 2020 ($ thousands)


Operational activities


Key stakeholders


Internal governance






A. Total travel


B. Hospitality


C. Conference fees


Total [A+B+C]


International travel by minister and minister's staff (included in travel)


Explanation of significant variances compared with previous fiscal year

Total travel:




Conference fees:


Minister and minister’s exempt staff - International travel: