Welcome to the Natural Resources Canada’s Plans and Performance Reports Website
This website depicts NRCan’s planning and reporting frameworks: the Program Activity Architecture (PAA), the Performance Measurement Framework (PMF), and the Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy (DSDS). The PAA lists the department’s major activities and, through a diagram, explains how these activities work together to achieve results for Canadians. The PMF builds on the PAA by depicting how the department measures those results. Lastly, the DSDS outlines how NRCan’s activities contribute to the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy and how the department measures that contribution. These frameworks form the basis for reporting to Parliament on our plans and results: the Report on Plans and Priorities (RPP) and the Departmental Performance Report (DPR).
Click on any element of the PAA to access a description of the activity, how the department measures the result of that activity, and how that activity contributes to sustainable development. Also, using the navigational bar to the left, learn more about these frameworks and see how they are used in the department’s RPPs, DPRs, evaluation reports, and audit reports.
Natural Resources Canada’s Service Standards for Transfer Payment Programs
A service standard is a public commitment to measure the level of performance that clients can expect under normal circumstances.
Natural Resources Canada is committed to adhering to the following service standards to increase transparency, to clarify expectations and to focus on service:
- Acknowledging receipt of application and/or proposal;
- Providing funding decision; and,
- Issuing payment.
These service standards publicly state the level of performance that clients can reasonably expect to receive under normal circumstances. The achievement of these service standards is a shared responsibility and is dependent upon the submission of all required and complete documentation to Natural Resources Canada in a timely fashion.
The results can fluctuate from a program to another based on the nature of the program delivery established.
Acknowledging receipt of application and/or proposal
We will acknowledge receipt of an application and/or a proposal within five business days of the date received by the Department, 95% of the time.
Providing funding decision
We will issue an official written notification of the funding decision within an established timeframe specific to each program.
Standard applied as of the date of reception of the duly completed funding application. Decision Service Standard Commitments will vary by program to reflect each program's unique assessment process. Timing is highly dependent on an applicant's responsiveness to requests from the department for information during the due diligence and risk assessment review. We target to meet the program’s funding decision standards 90% of the time.
We will issue payments within 30 calendar days of either the successful fulfillment of requirements as outlined in the contribution agreement, or the date of issue of a grant awards letter. We aim to meet this standard 90% of the time.
|Programs||Acknowledgement of receipt for proposal||Providing a funding decision||Issuing payment|
|% Met||Transactions (Volume)||Standard
|% Met||Transactions (Volume)||Standard
|Lands and Minerals Sector|
|Contribution under Climate Change Adaptation||9||5 days||100%||9||80 days||100%||10||30 days||60%|
|Grants in support of Geo-Mapping for Energy and Minerals||18||5 days||100%||18||25 days||100%||7||30 days||100%|
|Grants in support of the Targeted Geoscience Initiative||69||5 days||100%||69||60 days||100%||13||30 days||100%|
|Innovation and Energy Technology Sector|
|Contributions in support of the ENERGY Innovation Program (EIP)||346||5 days||100%||346||105 days||83%||1||30 days||100%|
|EIP - Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstrations||33||5 days||100%||33||105 days||100%||2||30 days||100%|
|EIP - Cleaner Oil & Gas Technology Demonstrations||50||5 days||100%||50||105 days||100%||5||30 days||100%|
|Oil Spill Response Science Program||13||5 days||100%||0||105 days||N/A||2||30 days||100%|
|Contributions in support of the clean-up of the Gunnar and Uranium Mining Facilities||0||5 days||N/A||0||40 days||N/A||0||30 days||N/A|
|Contributions in support of ecoEnergy for Biofuels||0||5 days||N/A||0||90 days||N/A||50||30 days||100%|
|Contributions in support of ecoEnergy for Renewable Power||0||5 days||N/A||0||60 days||N/A||398||30 days||98%|
|Contributions in support of the ENERGY Efficiency Program||63||5 days||100%||63||40 days||90%||30||30 days||100%|
|Contributions in support of Transportation and Alternative Fuels||2||5 days||100%||0||40 days||N/A||12||30 days||80%|
|Electric Vehicle & Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative||58||5 days||100%||58||100 days||0%||15||30 days||100%|
|EIP - Regional Electricity Cooperation and Strategic Infrastructure||2||5 days||100%||2||40 days||100%||1||30 days||100%|
|Port Hope Area Initiative||0||5 days||N/A||0||40 days||N/A||0||30 days||N/A|
|Wind Power Production Incentive Program||0||5 days||N/A||0||60 days||N/A||15||30 days||100%|
|Canadian Forest Service|
|Contributions in support of Investments in the Forest Industry Transformation||0||5 days||N/A||5||300 days||100%||22||30 days||100%|
|Contributions in support of the Forest Innovation Program||42||5 days||100%||42||31 days||10%||34||30 days||97%|
|Contribution program for Expanding Market Opportunities||15||75 days3||100%||15||75 Days||100%||50||45 days3||98%|
|Contribution to the Indigenous Forestry Initiative: Indigenous Economic Development||26||5 days||96%||26||150 days||92%||45||30 days||73%|
|Forest Research Institutes Initiatives||1||5 days||100%||1||31 days||100%||4||30 days||100%|
|Strategic Policy and Results Sector|
|GeoConnections Program||6||5 days||100%||3||40 Days||100%||0||30 days||N/A|
|Office of the Chief Scientist|
|Youth Employment Strategy||60||5 days||100%||60||30 days||100%||104||30 days||87%|
|Youth Employment Strategy Green Jobs||96||5 days||100%||96||30 days||100%||156||30 days||85%|
Note 1: Business days
Note 2: Calendar days
Note 3: Exceptional cases where sector specific standard differs from departmental standard
- Date Modified: