With more than 80 departmental actions, NRCan plays a key role in supporting the FSDS. The DSDS illustrate how the Department contributes to domestic and international initiatives that are important for Canadians, including the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, the Canadian Energy Strategy, the North American Energy Strategy, Mission Innovation, the Oceans Protection Plan, the implementation of interim measures to guide decisions on pipelines and the review of the environmental assessment process. To implement concrete actions in support of sustainable development, the Department works closely with partners such as provinces and territories, Indigenous peoples, communities, industry, academia and non-governmental organizations.
NRCan will update its 2017-20 DSDS on an annual basis to reflect new priorities of the Minister and of the Government, as well as new initiatives approved, making this an evergreen Strategy. New performance indicators will also be included as part of the update, reflecting NRCan’s commitment to bringing concrete results for Canadians.