DFO – Financial Outlook
Total Planned Authorities
DFO's total authorities by Vote for 2010-11 to 2024-25. Text version below.
|Operating (Vote 1)||$1,344.6M||$1,385.8M||$1,308.2M||$1,342.8M||$1,218.7M||$1,324.6M||$1,457.9M||$1,596.3M||$1,700.9M||$2,029.5M||$1,811.0M||$1,782.0M||$1,673.7M||$1,612.6M||$1,586.7M|
|Capital (Vote 5)||$453.7M||$366.8M||$396.4M||$409.2M||$486.7M||$843.0M||$1,064.9M||$972.8M||$1,641.3M||$1,141.3M||$776.8M||$518.4M||$432.2M||$353.1M||$334.9M|
|Grants & Contributions (Vote 10)||$133.4M||$129.5M||$88.9M||$88.2M||$91.5M||$96.9M||$102.0M||$159.7M||$272.9M||$374.9M||$714.2M||$429.8M||$333.5M||$284.8M||$148.6M|
DFO's 2020-21 total resources by core responsibility. Text version below.
|Marine Operations and Response||34%|
- DFO is a highly decentralized department, managing a 2020-21 budget of ~$3.3B distributed across the country.
- The Department has received important funding to Advance Reconciliation on Indigenous Rights Issues to implement reconciliation agreements as well as implement treaties and engage with Indigenous communities and stakeholders on fisheries policies (approximately $600M over the next 5 years, including $13M ongoing).
- Key initiatives such as the Trans Mountain Expansion Project has also received funding to support project implementation and facilitate the implementation of accommodation measures for the benefit of Indigenous communities ($386M over the next 5 years, including $3M ongoing).
- Some funding initiatives are time-limited (sun-setting) and subject to future funding decisions.
Vote 1 – Planned Operating
DFO's Vote 1 authorities for 2010-11 to 2024-25 by salary and operating. Text version below.
DFO's 2020-21 operating resources by standard object. Text version below.
|Transportation and Communications||9%|
|Professional and Special Services||40%|
|Purchased Repair and Maintenance||22%|
|Utilities, Materials and Supplies||12%|
|Other subsidies and payments||8%|
|Professional and Special Services - Other Government Departments||6%|
- Salary makes up approximately 55 per cent of operating spending – approximately 12,600 FTEs are planned for 2020-21, across Canada.
- With fluctuating funding profiles and sunsetting programs over the next two to four years, HR planning is critical to ensure there is no impact on the Department’s ability to deliver.
- DFO has one of the largest asset base in the Government. In 2020-21, close to 46 per cent of non-salary spending will be on professional or special services and about 22 per cent on repairs and maintenance primarily to support the asset base. Most of this spending is non-discretionary.
- DFO has absorbed the fiscal dividend for Shared Services Canada ($11M ongoing) and has provided existing funding to support the new programming for whales.
Vote 5 – Planned Capital
DFO's Vote 5 authorities for 2010-11 to 2024-25 by A-Base and B-Base. Text version below.
DFO's 2020-21 capital resources by asset type. Text version below.
|CCG - Fleet||68%|
|CCG - Operations||14%|
|Ecosystems and Oceans Science||1%|
|Small Craft Harbours||6%|
|Fisheries and Harbour Management (excl. SCH)||1%|
- Total capital authorities of $776.8M are anticipated for 2020-21.
- Over 84 per cent of DFO’s capital budget is for investments in the Coast Guard fleet, small craft harbours and real property portfolio.
- DFO received a significant influx in funding to invest in key assets over the last three years (e.g., small craft harbours, Coast Guard fleet renewal, Comprehensive Review).
- Coast Guard fleet renewal continues to be a high priority. Since 2005, approximately $24.0B in fleet investments have been committed in the fiscal framework.
- Under Comprehensive Review, the department has undertaken work in several areas, including critical maintenance to real property assets and upgrades to information technology networks.
Vote 10 – Planned Grants and Contributions
DFO's Vote 10 authorities for 2010-11 to 2024-25 by A-Base and B-Base. Text version below.
DFO's 2020-21 grant and contribution resources by recipient type. Text version below.
|Coast Guard Support||4%|
- Total Grants and Contributions anticipated authorities for the 2020-21 are $714.2M
- Authorities have steadily increased over the last three years, with permanent/ongoing funding essentially tripling over that time.
- Temporary funding sources make up a large portion of the new funding. Notable programs funded in this way include, Reconciliation Mandate funding; Trans-Mountain Pipeline; and, the three Fisheries Funds across the country.
- Grants represent approximately 1 per cent of the total Vote 10 authorities.
- The Department has over 30 contribution programs – with the largest recipients consisting of Indigenous organizations, associations focused on conservation, research organizations, and port authorities.
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