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Departmental Performance Report 2011-12

Results and Performance

Program Sub-activity 3.1.2 - Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary

Description

The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA) is organized into six federally incorporated, not-for-profit volunteer organizations that parallel the five Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) regions, and one national corporation. The Minister of Fisheries and Oceans maintains a formal Contribution Agreement with each of the six Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary corporations for related costs. The corporations are separate legal entities from the Government of Canada and work in close partnership with Canadian Coast Guard. The majority of Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary members are commercial fishers and pleasure boaters who donate their time and vessels to assist the Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue Services program. The remaining Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary members are volunteers from local communities who crew community-based dedicated response vessels 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary has approximately 4,200 members and access to approximately 1,100 vessels. Their local knowledge, maritime experience, seafaring talents and professional conduct makes them one of Canada's greatest maritime assets. This activity is arranged for under a contribution agreement and delivered in coordination with Coast Guard's Search and Rescue Services and Marine Communications & Traffic Services. Specific authority for this contribution program is by Cabinet Directive. The broader legal basis for the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary contribution program is found in the Constitution Act, 1867.

2011-12 Financial Resources ($ millions)

Planned Spending Total Authorities* Actual Spending*
4.7 4.9 4.3
* Excludes amount deemed appropriated to Shared Services Canada.

2011-12 Human Resources (FTEs)

Planned Actual Difference
Human resource information is not available at this level; however, resources are included in the total for the associated program activity.

Performance Measurement

Expected
Result
Performance
Indicator
Target Actual Result
Mariners benefit from the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary's response to Search and Rescue taskings Percentage of maritime Search and Rescue incidents in which Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary participated 20% by
March 31, 2012
Result: 25%
Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary capacity to respond to Search and Rescue taskings is maintained Percentage change in number of Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary members Less than -8% by
March 31, 2012
Result: -2%
Retained 3,907 members.
Percentage change in number of Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary vessels Less than -8% by
March 31, 2012
Result: -1%
Retained 1,129 vessels.
Current and valid Contribution Agreement Percentage of Auxiliary organizations reporting against terms and conditions of Contribution Agreement 100% by
March 31, 2012
Result: 100%

The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary sub-activity is part of the Search and Rescue Services program activity.