Report on Plans and Priorities 2015-16

Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome

Program 1.11 - Climate Change Adaptation Program


Fisheries and Oceans Canada contributes to the growth and sustainability of numerous maritime sectors and has infrastructure assets in the billions of dollars. It needs to have the capacity to adjust its decisions and activities based on the impact of climate change. The Climate Change Adaptation Program assesses risk, develops science knowledge and adaptation tools, which facilitate the integration of climate change considerations and adaptive management strategies into its decision making. Whether it is managing the fisheries resource, small craft harbours, or marine navigation, decision making must take into account climate change to ensure that Canada continues to benefit socially and economically from its oceans and inland waters. This program is one element of a much larger horizontal programFootnote1 which includes nine federal departments, including Environment CanadaFootnote2, Natural Resources CanadaFootnote3, and the Public Health Agency of CanadaFootnote4.

Budgetary Financial Resources (dollars)

Main Estimates
Planned Spending
Planned Spending
Planned Spending
2,393,994 2,393,994

Human Resources (full-time equivalents)

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18

Performance Measurement

Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to be Achieved
Fisheries and Oceans Canada has the knowledge and tools to respond to the impacts and opportunities presented by a changing climate Overall number of adaptation measures undertaken by Fisheries and Oceans Canada that demonstrate that the impacts and opportunities of climate change on oceans and inland waterways have been considered >7 (2012-13
baseline value)
March 31, 2016
Percentage of relevant Fisheries and Oceans Canada Program Alignment Architecture programs for which adaptation measures have been developed for use by Fisheries and Oceans Canada program managers, in the consideration of climate change impacts and opportunities 100% March 31, 2016

Planning Highlights - Organizational Priorities

  • Complete projects under the Aquatic Climate Change Adaptation Services ProgramFootnote5 and communicate the results to stakeholders.