Report on Plans and Priorities 2015-16

Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome

Program 3.5 - Shore-Based Asset Readiness

Description

The Canadian Coast Guard Shore-Based Asset Readiness program ensures that the Canadian Coast Guard’s non-fleet assets are available and reliable for delivery of Canadian Coast Guard programs. These non-fleet assets include both fixed and floating aids, such as visual aids (e.g., lighthouses and buoys); aural aids (e.g., fog horns); radar aids (e.g., reflectors and beacons); and long-range marine aids, such as the Differential Global Positioning System; as well as electronic communication, navigation systems, and over 300 radio towers. The Shore-Based Asset Readiness program ensures the availability and reliability of these assets through life-cycle investment planning, engineering, acquisition, maintenance, and disposal services. The Canadian Coast Guard College is an important contributor to the delivery of this program. This program is delivered in coordination with Public Works and Government Services CanadaFootnote1. Activities associated with the life-cycle asset management of Canadian Coast Guard shore-based assets are legislated and guided by the Financial Administration ActFootnote2 and Government Contract Regulations, as well as policies, directives, and guidelines provided by Treasury Board, Treasury Board SecretariatFootnote3, Industry CanadaFootnote4, and Public Works and Government Services Canada. The legal basis for this program is found in the Constitution Act, 1867Footnote5 and the Oceans ActFootnote6.

Budgetary Financial Resources (dollars)

2015-16
Main Estimates
2015-16
Planned Spending
2016-17
Planned Spending
2017-18
Planned Spending
108,148,093 108,148,093 99,441,211 96,517,641

Human Resources (full-time equivalents)

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
708.0 716.0 715.0

Performance Measurement

Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Date to be Achieved
Reliable shore-based assets ready to respond to the operational needs and priorities of the Government of Canada Condition rating for Marine Communications and Traffic Services program assets remains within acceptable risk tolerance for reliability, availability and maintainability 2* March 31, 2016
Condition rating for Aids to Navigation program assets remains within acceptable risk tolerance for reliability, availability and maintainability 2* March 31, 2016

* Target is based on a rating scale of '1' to '4', with '1' being good and '4' being poor and a goal of replacement before reaching '4'. As assets should be replaced at a constant rate, the target is an average rating of '2'.