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2019-20 Departmental Plan

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Gender-based analysis plus

General information
Governance structures As a small organization, the OPC does not have a formal governance structure for the conduct of gender-based analysis.
Human resources As a small organization, the OPC does not have dedicated resources for the conduct of gender-based analysis.
Planned initiatives The OPC recognizes that factors such as gender identity, ethnicity, race and age contribute to a unique experience for individuals in terms of their privacy and interaction with emerging technologies.

In 2019-20 we will continue to take advantage of various learning opportunities to increase our capacity and employee awareness of Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA+). We will also consider GBA+ in our guidance development and outreach work.

Disclosure of Transfer Payment Programs under $5 Million

General Information
Name of transfer payment program Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act Contributions Program (payments are voted)
End date March 31, 2020
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation Appropriated annually through Estimates
Link to department's Program Inventory Promotion Program
Main objectives
  1. Capitalize on existing research capacity in academic, not-for-profit and other sectors to generate new knowledge and support the development of expertise in selected areas of privacy and data protection.
  2. Increase awareness and understanding among individuals and organizations of their privacy rights and obligations.
  3. Promote uptake and application of research results by relevant stakeholders.
Planned spending in 2019-20 $500,000
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation 2014-15
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable)  
General targeted recipient groups Non-profit organizations including consumer, voluntary and advocacy organizations, educational institutions and industry and trade associations.

2019-20 Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

April 2019

1. Context for the Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

Although the Office of the Privacy Commissioner is not bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act and is not required to develop a full departmental sustainable development strategy, the OPC adheres to the principles of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) by implementing the Policy on Green Procurement.

The Policy on Green Procurement supports the Government of Canada’s effort to promote environmental stewardship. In keeping with the objectives of the policy, the OPC supports sustainable development by integrating environmental performance considerations into the procurement decision making process through the actions described in the “FSDS goal: low-carbon government” table in section 2.

2. Commitments for the Office of the Privacy Commissioner

FSDS goal: low-carbon government
FSDS target FSDS contributing action Corresponding departmental action(s) Support for UN Sustainable Development Goal target Starting point(s), target(s) and performance indicator(s) for departmental actions Link to the department’s Program Inventory
Reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from federal government buildings and fleets by 40% below 2005 levels by 2030, with an aspiration to achieve it by 2025. Support the transition to a low carbon economy through green procurement.
  • Integrate environmental considerations into procurement management processes and controls.
  • Ensure decisions makers have the necessary training and awareness to support green procurement.
Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Use, where appropriate, Public Services and Procurement Canada’s (PSPC) procurement instruments into which environmental performance considerations are already integrated, and continue to promote environmental considerations in our daily workplaces.
  • Percentage of procurement and materiel management specialists who have taken training on green procurement (target: 100 percent by March 31, 2020).
Internal Services

3. Integrating sustainable development

The OPC will continue to ensure that its decision-making process includes consideration of FSDS goals and targets.

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