Report on Plans and Priorities 2013-14

Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome

Sub-program 3.1.2 - Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary

Description

The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary is organized into federally incorporated, not-for-profit volunteer organizations. The Minister of Fisheries and Oceans maintains a formal Contribution Agreement with each of the 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 the Canadian Coast Guard. The majority of 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 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 4,000 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 program is arranged for under a contribution agreement and delivered in coordination with Coast Guard's Search and Rescue Services and Marine Communications and Traffic Services programs. 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.

Financial Resources ($ millions)

Total Budgetary
Expenditures
(Main Estimates)
2013-14
Planned Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0

Human Resources (FTE)

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
0 0 0

Performance Measurement

Expected
Result
Performance
Indicator
Target
Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary members are available to respond to maritime Search and Rescue incidents Percentage of maritime Search and Rescue responses by Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary relative to the total number of maritime Search and Rescue incidents 20% by March 31, 2014

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