Info Source

Info Source: Sources of Federal Government and Employee Information provides information about the functions, programs, activities and related information holdings of government institutions subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. It provides individuals and employees of the government (current and former) with relevant information to access personal information about themselves held by government institutions subject to the Privacy Act and to exercise their rights under the Privacy Act.

The Introduction and an index of institutions subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act are available centrally.

The Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act assign overall responsibility to the President of Treasury Board (as the designated Minister) for the government-wide administration of the legislation.

Sources of Federal Government and Employee Information 2013

Canadian Space Agency (CSA)

General Information

Background

The Act of Parliament establishing the CSA was proclaimed into force on December 14, 1990. The CSA was created from divisions of the former Ministry of State for Science and Technology (MOSST), the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), the Department of Communications (DOC) and Energy Mines and Resources (EMR). The CSA reports to Parliament through the Minister of Industry.

Responsibilities

The mandate of the CSA is to promote the peaceful use and development of space, to advance the knowledge of space through science and to ensure that space science and technology provide social and economic benefits for Canadians. The CSA is achieving this mandate in collaboration with Canadian industry, academia, Government of Canada (GoC) organizations, and other international space agencies or organizations. Such partnering maximizes the economic, scientific, and technological benefits and enhances synergies between institutions across the country and with other nations. The founding legislation voted in 1990 attributed four main functions to the CSA: Assisting the Minister in the coordination of the space policies and programs; Planning and implementing programs and projects related to scientific or industrial space research and development, and application of space technology; Promoting the transfer and diffusion of space technology to and throughout Canadian industry; and, Encouraging commercial exploitation of space capabilities, technology, facilities and systems.

The Canadian Space Strategy (CSS) approved by the GoC in February 2005 continues to guide the CSA in the development and leveraging of Canada's investments in space satellites, systems, instruments, applications and data. The Strategy is instrumental in focusing decision-making and aligning program activities with the CSA's strategic outcome.

Institutional Functions, Programs and Activities

Future Canadian space capacity

This program attracts, sustains and enhances the nation's critical mass of Canadian space specialists, fosters Canadian space innovation and know-how, and preserves the nation's space-related facilities capability. It secures the nation's strategic and ongoing presence in space in the future and to preserve Canada's capability to deliver internationally renowned space assets for future generations.

Qualifying and testing services

Specialized activities and services for the assembly, integration, and testing of space hardware. It involves space qualifying technology, sub-units, units or entire spacecraft developed by Canadian academic institutions, government organizations, and industry, as well as international partners and clients.

Qualifying and Testing Services

Description: Files on the specialized activities and services for the assembly, integration, and testing of space hardware and involves space qualifying technology, sub-units, units or entire spacecraft developed by Canadian academic institutions, government organizations, and industry, as well as international partners and clients.

Document Types: Correspondence, marketing plans, presentations, procedures and reports.

Record Number: CSA FCS 005

David Florida Laboratory (DFL)

Description: Files on space qualification services and functional and environmental testing of space hardware. Files on the projects assembled and tested at the DFL.

Document Types: Contracts, correspondence, deliverables, evaluations, information on tests, presentations, reports and timetables.

Record Number: CSA FCS 010

Space expertise and proficiency

Development and enhancement of Canada's space capacity through people. Supports research in private or public organizations and includes learning activities targeted at Canadian youth. This is accomplished by encouraging scientists and engineers to pursue relevant space science and technology development activities with attractive initiatives and top facilities, and by promoting scientific and technical studies with Canadian students.

Space Expertise and Proficiency

Description: Information on the development and enhancement of Canada's space capacity through people. Files on the support to research in private or public organizations and on learning activities. Information on the support to graduate university students and working professionals for missions that allow frequent flight opportunities and through the upgrade of world-class space research and training facilities.

Document Types: Agreements, announcements of opportunity, concept documents, contracts, correspondence, description documents, grants and contributions documents, procedures, project approval documents, proposals, proposal evaluations, reports, studies and timetables.

Record Number: CSA FCS 015

  • Grants and Contributions – Awareness & Learning (A&L) Component Ended July 2012
  • Grants and Contributions – Research Component
Space Learning Ended July 2012

Description: Files on the use of space to increase interest in science and technology among Canadian students and educators and on the promotion of the development of hands-on expertise.

Document Types: Collaboration agreements, conferences and workshop publications, contracts, correspondence, educational material, presentations and training material, procedures, project approval documents, proposals, proposal evaluations and studies.

Record Number: CSA FCS 020

Support to Scientists and Engineers Integrated to Sub-Program Space Expertise and Proficiency

Space innovation and market access

This Program includes the development and enhancement of Canada's space capacity through innovation and market positioning.

Space Innovation and Market Access

Description: Information on leading-edge technology and facilities and on international arrangements to improve Canadian industrial competitiveness. Information on the fostering of entrepreneurship that enhances Canadian industry's international positioning on commercial and government markets.

Document Types: Agendas, agreements, contracts, correspondence, deliverables, grants or contributions documents, minutes, presentations, project approval documents, proposals, proposal evaluations and reports.

Record Number: CSA FCS 030

  • Grants and Contributions – Research Component
Enabling Technology Development

Description: Files on technology development and demonstration activities that contribute to maintaining or developing a technological edge in promising fields, such as switches, batteries, launchers, antennas, solar panels, etc.

Document Types: Contracts, correspondence, deliverables, presentations, project approval documents, proposals, proposal evaluations, reports, and timetables.

Record Number: CSA FCS 040

International Market Access

Description: Information on the negotiation, implementation and management of special international arrangements to facilitate foreign market access by the Canadian space industry.

Document Types: Agreements, arrangements, correspondence, reports and presentations.

Record Number: CSA FCS 035

Internal Services

Internal services constitute groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are management and oversight services, communications services, legal services, human resources management services, financial management services, information management services, information technology services, real property services, materiel services, acquisition services, and travel and other administrative services. Internal services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program.

Acquisition Services

Acquisition services involve activities undertaken to acquire a good or service to fulfill a properly completed request (including a complete and accurate definition of requirements and certification that funds are available) until entering into or amending a contract.

Communications Services

Communications services involve activities undertaken to ensure that GoC communications are effectively managed, well coordinated and responsive to the diverse information needs of the public. The communications management function ensures that the public—internal or external—receives government information, and that the views and concerns of the public are taken into account in the planning, management and evaluation of policies, programs, services and initiatives.

Financial Management Services

Financial management services involve activities undertaken to ensure the prudent use of public resources, including planning, budgeting, accounting, reporting, control and oversight, analysis, decision support and advice, and financial systems.

Human Resources Management Services

Human resources management services involve activities undertaken for determining strategic direction, allocating resources among services and processes, as well as activities relating to analyzing exposure to risk and determining appropriate countermeasures. They ensure that the service operations and programs of the federal government comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies and plans.

Information Management Services

Information management services involve activities undertaken to achieve efficient and effective information management to support program and service delivery; foster informed decision making; facilitate accountability, transparency and collaboration; and preserve and ensure access to information and records for the benefit of present and future generations.

Information Technology Services

Information technology services involve activities undertaken to achieve efficient and effective use of information technology to support government priorities and program delivery, to increase productivity, and to enhance services to the public.

Legal services

Legal services involve activities undertaken to enable government departments and agencies to pursue policy, program and service delivery priorities and objectives within a legally sound framework.

Management and Oversight Services

Management and oversight services involve activities undertaken for determining strategic direction and allocating resources among services and processes, as well as those activities related to analyzing exposure to risk and determining appropriate countermeasures. They ensure that the service operations and programs of the federal government comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies or plans.

Materiel Services

Materiel services involve activities undertaken to ensure that materiel can be managed by departments in a sustainable and financially responsible manner that supports the cost-effective and efficient delivery of government programs.

Real Property Services

Real property services involve activities undertaken to ensure that real property is managed in a sustainable and financially responsible manner, throughout its life cycle, to support the cost-effective and efficient delivery of government programs.

Travel and Other Administrative Services

Travel and other administrative services include GoC travel services, as well as those other internal services that do not smoothly fit with any of the internal services categories.

Legend

  • Standard Classes of Records (CoRs)
  • Standard Personal Information Banks (PIBs)

Space data, information and services

This Program includes the provision of space-based solutions (data, information and services) and the expansion of their utilization. It also serves to install and run ground infrastructure that processes the data and operates satellites.

Earth orbit satellite missions and technology

This activity encompasses the development and use of complete Canadian satellite systems or of sub-systems, payloads, instruments or other components provided to domestic and foreign satellites. It also includes the development of advanced technologies that could shape or determine the nature of potential new Earth orbit satellite missions.

Earth Orbit Satellite Missions and Technology

Description: Files on the development and use of complete Canadian satellite systems or of sub-systems, payloads, instruments or other components provided to domestic and foreign satellites. Information on the development of advanced technologies. These files contain information on projects such as RADARSAT-1, RADARSAT-2 and RADARSAT Constellation Mission and on the CSA participation to the International Charter Space and Major Disasters and to committees such as the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS).

Document Types: Agendas, agreements, announcements of opportunity, contracts, concept documents, correspondence, invitations to tender, minutes, procedures, project approval documents, proposals, proposal evaluations, reports, studies and timetables.

Record Number: CSA SDI 005

Communications Missions

Description: Information on the definition, design, technology development, implementation and operational use of Earth orbit satellites dedicated to delivering continuous communications, including Navigation, Positioning and Timing (NPT) services. Information on missions and projects such as the Polar Communications and Weather (PCW) Mission, M3MSat, NEOSSat, Enhanced Polar Outflow Probe (ePOP) and Cascade telecommunications payload.

Document Types: Agreements, announcements of opportunity, contracts, concept documents, correspondence, invitations to tender, procedures, project approval documents, proposals, proposal evaluations, reports, studies and timetables.

Record Number: CSA SDI 010

Earth Observation Missions

Description: Information on the definition, design, technology development, implementation and operational use of Earth orbit satellites dedicated to producing data, information or imagery of Earth and its atmosphere, ranging from its sub-surface to its upper atmospheric layers, including space surveillance for asteroids, Earth orbiting objects and space debris.

Document Types: Agreements, announcements of opportunity, contracts, concept documents, correspondence, invitations to tender, procedures, project approval documents, proposals, proposal evaluations, reports, studies and timetables.

Record Number: CSA SDI 015

Scientific Missions

Description: Information on the definition, design, technology development, implementation and use of Earth orbit satellites dedicated to producing scientific data and information for research performed by Other Government Departments (OGDs) or academia. Examples of this research are those pertaining to climate processes and space weather (solar winds and their interaction with the Earth's magnetic field).

Document Types: Agreements, announcements of opportunity, contracts, concept documents, correspondence, invitations to tender, procedures, project approval documents, proposals, proposal evaluations, reports, studies and timetables.

Record Number: CSA SDI 020

Ground Infrastructure

Development of an integrated and coordinated national system of ground infrastructure to receive data from domestic or foreign satellites. The ground infrastructure houses and uses the equipment required for satellite operations.

Ground Infrastructure

Description: Files on the development of an integrated and coordinated national system of ground infrastructure to receive data from domestic or foreign satellites. In addition, the ground infrastructure houses and uses the equipment required for satellite operations.

Document Types: Agreements, announcements of opportunity, contracts, concept documents, correspondence, invitations to tender, procedures, project approval documents, proposals, proposal evaluations, reports, studies and timetables.

Record Number: CSA SDI 025

Data Handling

Description: Information on a coordinated national approach to determine optimal station locations and space data handling. Files on the planning and tasking of data acquisition, as well as the capture, calibration, cataloguing, archiving and availability of space data received from domestic or foreign satellites to assist OGDs in delivering their mandate.

Data handling operations are mostly conducted with CSA equipment, located in its ground facilities. In some instances, formal arrangements can be concluded between CSA, OGDs or international partners to use another party's equipment located within its facilities.

Document Types: Agreements, announcements of opportunity, contracts, concept documents, correspondence, invitations to tender, procedures, project approval documents, proposals, proposal evaluations, reports, space data, studies and timetables.

Format: Space data is in the form of imagery

Record Number: CSA SDI 030

Satellite Operations

Description: Files on the Telemetry, Tracking and Command (TT&C) of Canadian satellites or of foreign satellites when such services are required from Canadian stations. The operations of CSA satellites are mostly conducted with CSA equipment located in its ground facilities. In some instances, formal arrangements can be concluded between CSA, Canadian industry, OGDs or international partners to operate one party's satellites using another party's equipment. Those arrangements can also provide for the location of one party's equipment in another party's facilities.

Document Types: Agreements, announcements of opportunity, arrangements, contracts, concept documents, correspondence, invitations to tender, procedures, project approval documents, proposals, proposal evaluations, reports, space data, studies and timetables.

Format: Space data is in the form of imagery

Record Number: CSA SDI 035

Space data, imagery and services utilization development

Develops the utilization of space-based data, imagery and information, and of communications services available on space assets for the benefit of the user community, primarily OGDs and academia.

Space Data, Imagery and Services Utilization Development

Description: Information regarding the development of the utilization of space-based data, imagery and information, and of communications services available on space assets for the benefit of the user community, primarily OGDs and academia.

Document Types: Agreements, announcements of opportunity, arrangements, contracts, concept documents, correspondence, grants or contributions documents, invitations to tender, procedures, project approval documents, proposals, proposal evaluations, reports, space data, studies and timetables.

Format: Space data is in the form of imagery

Record Number: CSA SDI 040

  • Grants and Contributions – Research Component
Communications Services Utilization

Description: Information regarding the development of the utilization of space communications, including NPT services available through Canadian and foreign satellites.

Document Types: Agreements, announcements of opportunity, arrangements, contracts, concept documents, correspondence, invitations to tender, procedures, project approval documents, proposals, proposal evaluations, reports, studies and timetables.

Record Number: CSA SDI 045

Earth Observation Data and Imagery Utilization

Description: Information regarding the development of the utilization of Earth observation imagery and atmospheric data acquired from Canadian and foreign space assets, ranging from its sub-surface to its upper atmospheric layers. This also applies to weather and climate imagery.

Document Types: Agreements, announcements of opportunity, arrangements, contracts, concept documents, correspondence, invitations to tender, procedures, project approval documents, proposals, proposal evaluations, reports, space data, studies and timetables.

Format: Space data is in the form of imagery

Record Number: CSA SDI 050

Scientific Data Utilization

Description: Information regarding the development of the utilization and the validation of the quality of Canadian and foreign space-based scientific data and derived information that address science questions, such as those related to our understanding of the Earth's climate system and magnetic field (magnetosphere).

Document Types: Agreements, announcements of opportunity, arrangements, contracts, concept documents, correspondence, invitations to tender, procedures, project approval documents, proposals, proposal evaluations, reports, studies and timetables.

Record Number: CSA SDI 055

Space exploration

Provides valuable Canadian science, signature technologies and qualified astronauts to international space exploration endeavours.

Exploration missions and technology

Encompasses the development and use of astronomy and planetary missions as well as the development of advanced exploration technologies. It contributes valued Canadian signature technologies to international space exploration endeavours and generates a better understanding of the universe, the solar system and our home planet. It could also lead to technology transfers for terrestrial benefits. It provides Canadian industry and academia with unique opportunities through their participation in international space exploration initiatives.

Exploration Missions and Technology

Description: Files on the development and use of astronomy and planetary missions as well as the development of advanced exploration technologies.

Document Types: Agreements, announcements of opportunity, arrangements, contracts, concept documents, correspondence, grants or contributions documents, invitations to tender, procedures, project approval documents, proposals, proposal evaluations, reports, studies and timetables.

Record Number: CSA SEC 005

  • Grants and Contributions – Research Component
  • Interviews with scientists, engineers and researchers
  • Space Science
Advanced Exploration Technology Development

Description: Files on the development of advanced Canadian signature technologies to be used in potential astronomy and planetary missions that could be destined for the Moon, Mars, asteroids or other celestial bodies. Information on the CSA's participation in international groups, such as the International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG).

Document Types: Agreements, contracts, concept documents, correspondence, invitations to tender, procedures, project approval documents, proposals, proposal evaluations, reports, studies and timetables.

Record Number: CSA SEC 010

Planetary Missions

Description: Files on the definition, design, technology development, implementation and use of Canadian exploration signature technologies and scientific instruments made available to international exploration missions.

Document Types: Agreements, announcements of opportunity, arrangements, contracts, concept documents, correspondence, invitations to tender, procedures, project approval documents, proposals, proposal evaluations, reports, studies and timetables.

Record Number: CSA SEC 015

Space Astronomy Missions

Description: Files on the definition, design, technology development, implementation and use of complete Canadian space telescope systems and the provision of Canadian instruments, sensors and sub-systems to international space telescope or probe missions.

Document Types: Agreements, announcements of opportunity, arrangements, contracts, concept documents, correspondence, invitations to tender, procedures, project approval documents, proposals, proposal evaluations, reports, studies and timetables.

Record Number: CSA SEC 020

Human space missions and support

Encompasses all activities required to recruit, develop, train and maintain a healthy and highly-qualified Canadian astronaut corps capable of participating in space exploration missions. It also includes all activities directed at mitigating health risks associated with those missions, such as the development of advanced technologies to be used in support of human space missions.

Human Space Missions and Support

Description: Files on the all activities required to recruit, develop, train and maintain a healthy and highly-qualified Canadian astronaut corps capable of participating in space exploration missions. Files on activities directed at mitigating health risks associated with those missions, such as the development of advanced technologies to be used in support of human space missions.

Document Types: Agreements, announcements of opportunity, arrangements, contracts, concept documents, correspondence, grants or contributions documents, invitations to tender, procedures, project approval documents, proposals, proposal evaluations, reports, studies and timetables.

Record Number: CSA SEC 025

  • Grants and Contributions – Research Component

Astronaut Training and Missions

Description: Files on the activities associated with all phases of an astronaut career from recruitment to retirement, including space missions. Files on the management of National Astronaut Recruitment Campaigns; the implementation of individualized astronaut career management plan; the implementation of basic, advanced and mission-specific training; collateral duties assignment; space mission negotiations and assignment; as well as all the logistical, administrative and operational support activities in the pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight periods.

Document Types: Agreements, announcements of opportunity, arrangements, contracts, concept documents, correspondence, invitations to tender, procedures, project approval documents, proposals, proposal evaluations, reports, studies and timetables.

Record Number: CSA SEC 030

  • Biographies of Canadian Astronauts
  • Registration to attend space missions launches
Health and Life Sciences

Description: Files on the space medicine and life sciences activities that explore health care delivery and life sustainability solutions on future long-duration exploration missions. These benefits are targeted at the space exploration community, mainly academia and partnering agencies. Information on the development of collaborative projects with academia and industry.

Document Types: Agreements, announcements of opportunity, arrangements, contracts, concept documents, correspondence, invitations to tender, procedures, project approval documents, proposals, proposal evaluations, reports, studies and timetables.

Record Number: CSA SEC 035

Operational Space Medicine

Description: Files on the delivery of operational and clinical healthcare activities during all phases of basic, advanced and mission-specific training as well as during the pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight periods.

Document Types: Agreements, announcements of opportunity, arrangements, contracts, concept documents, correspondence, invitations to tender, procedures, project approval documents, proposals, proposal evaluations, reports, studies and timetables.

Record Number: CSA SEC 040

International space station (ISS)

This activity uses the ISS – a unique Earth orbiting laboratory – to learn, to live and work in space while conducting scientific, medical and engineering studies. It includes the assembly and maintenance of the ISS through the use of the Canadian Mobile Servicing System (MSS) and the design, development and operations of payloads and technological demonstrations aboard the ISS.

ISS

Description: Files on the uses the ISS – a unique Earth orbiting laboratory – to learn, to live and work in space while conducting scientific, medical and engineering studies. It includes the assembly and maintenance of the ISS through the use of the Canadian MSS and the design, development and operations of payloads and technological demonstrations aboard the ISS.

Document Types: Agreements, announcements of opportunity, arrangements, contracts, concept documents, correspondence, invitations to tender, procedures, project approval documents, proposals, proposal evaluations, reports, studies and timetables.

Record Number: CSA SEC 045

ISS Assembly and Maintenance Operations

Description: Files on the provision and operation of the Canadian MSS, composed of three Canadian robots – Canadarm2, Dextre and the Mobile Base System (MBS). MSS operations and maintenance services are conducted by Canadian or foreign astronauts on board the ISS and by ground controllers and engineers located in established facilities at the CSA and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) – Johnson Space Center. Information on the provision of specialized MSS training, systems engineering and software services, flight procedures development.

Document Types: Agreements, announcements of opportunity, arrangements, contracts, concept documents, correspondence, invitations to tender, procedures, project approval documents, proposals, proposal evaluations, reports, studies and timetables.

Record Number: CSA SEC 050

ISS Utilization

Description: Files on the implementation of scientific, operational, medical and technological studies in specific areas, such as life sciences, radiation, material or fluid sciences, to be conducted aboard the ISS by OGDs, academia or the private sector.

Document Types: Agreements, announcements of opportunity, arrangements, contracts, concept documents, correspondence, invitations to tender, procedures, project approval documents, proposals, proposal evaluations, reports, studies and timetables.

Record Number: CSA SEC 055

Classes of Personal Information

General Correspondence

In the course of conducting the programs and activities of the CSA, categories of personal information may be accumulated which are not contained in specific information banks described in this entry. This information is part of the general correspondence stored as part of the general subject file and not retrievable by any personal identifier. This form of personal information is normally retrievable by means of specific information such as subject and/or date of the communication. The retention period associated with this information are consistent with those associated with the general files wherein they are stored.

Manuals

  • Class Grant and Contribution (G&C) Program to Support Research, A&L in Space Science and Technology, Research Component – One step – Guide for the writing of an Announcement of opportunity
  • Class G&C Program to Support Research, A&L in Space Science and Technology, Research Component – Two steps – Guide for the writing of an Announcement of opportunity
  • Terms and Conditions of the CSA Class G&C Program to Support Research, A&L in Space Science and Technology
  • CSA Technologies available for transfer 

Additional Information

The GoC encourages the release of information through requests outside of the ATIP process. You may wish to consult the CSA's completed Access to Information Requests summaries and open data. To make an informal request, contact:

Canadian Space Agency - Contact Us
John H. Chapman Space Centre
Director of Communications and Public Affairs
6767 Route de l'Aéroport
Saint-Hubert, Quebec J3Y 8Y9
Telephone: 450-926-4342

The CSA conducts Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) to ensure that privacy implications will be appropriately identified, assessed and resolved before a new or substantially modified program or activity involving personal information is implemented. Summaries of completed PIAs are available.

Please see the Introduction to this publication for information on formal access procedures under the provisions of the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. The following outlines how to make a formal ATIP request. Mail your letter or Access to Information Request Form (Access to Information Act) or Personal Information Request Form (Privacy Act), along with any necessary documents (such as consent or the $5.00 application fee for a request under the Access to Information Act) to the following address:

Canadian Space Agency
Danielle Bourgie
Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator
6767 Route de l'Aéroport
Saint-Hubert, Quebec J3Y 8Y9
Telephone: 450-926-4903

Please note: Each request made to the CSA under the Access to Information Act must be accompanied by an application fee of $5.00, cheque or money order made payable to the Receiver General for Canada.

Reading Room

In accordance with the Access to Information Act, an area on the premises of this institution has been designated as a public reading room. The address is:

Canadian Space Agency
John H. Chapman Space Centre
Larkin-Kerwin Library
6767 Route de l'Aéroport
Saint-Hubert, Quebec  
Telephone: 450-926-4903

Grants and Contributions – A&L Component Ended July 2012

Description: This bank describes information about the A&L Component of the CSA Class G&C Program to Support Research, A&L in Space Science and Technology. It contains information about organizations and/or individuals who apply for a grant, individuals who are sponsored by an organization who applied for a grant or a contribution or individuals involved (as leader or collaborator) in projects for which an organization applies to CSA for grant or contribution funding. The Bank also contains information on committee membership and the names, affiliation and disciplines of individuals appointed. The personal information received under the A&L component of the G&C Program may include name, contact information, financial information, official language, views and opinions of or about individuals, affiliation and disciplines of individuals appointed to review the projects submitted, biographical information, citizenship status, educational information and signature. The A&L Component of the G&C Program provides financial support to individuals and organizations involved in initiatives targeting Canadian youth, students, physicians and educators focusing on increasing their awareness, knowledge, development and participation in space-related disciplines/activities, and advanced educational programs. This component is comprised of two key elements: Space Awareness and Space Learning. Eligible recipients will include Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, Canadian elementary, secondary and post-secondary institutions, not-for-profit organizations established and operating in Canada, and international organizations dedicated to space relevant education.

Note: In addition to the requirements specified on the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) Personal Information Request form, individuals requesting information described by this bank must provide the program title: CSA Class G&C Program to Support Research, A&L in Space Science and Technology.

Class of Individuals: Individuals, leader or collaborators of the projects financially supported could be, but is not limited to, students, medical students or residents, teachers, supervisors, academic or industrial researchers, experts, engineers or technicians.

Purpose: Personal information is used to assess requests for funding and to administer the Grants and Contributions Program (including the assessment of individuals to be members of the Review Committee). Selected information is also disclosed on the CSA's website in accordance with the federal government's Proactive Disclosure practices. Personal information is collected pursuant to the Canadian Space Agency Act.

Consistent Uses: Information may be shared with a Grants and Contributions Review Committee, comprised of academic, private sector, organizations or international experts, for assessment purposes and/or evaluation of the applicant's file for selection. There may be different review committee for different initiatives. The information may be used or disclosed for the following purposes: reporting to senior management evaluation, and performance measurement. Selected Information on funding recipients may be disclosed in the Public Accounts of Canada and to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) (Information Returns (Infodec), CRA PPU 150) and to the province of Quebec (if applicable) for income tax purposes. Information related to selected applicants could be shared with NASA and/or with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). Selected information (e.g. name of successful candidates and the title of the research undertaken during the program) is published on the CSA's Internet website. The SIN and other information is shared with the (CRA and the Province of Quebec (where applicable) and is used for data matching purposes, including income verification - refer to CRA's institution-specific personal information bank Information.

Retention and Disposal Standards: Information about Review Committee Members is retained for as long as members are active and then is destroyed. Information about unsuccessful proposals and/or applicants is retained for five years for evaluation purposes and then is destroyed. Information about successful projects and/or applicants is retained for five years and then is archived for historical purposes.

RDA Number: RDA 2002/003
Related Class of Record Number: CSA FCS 015; FCS 030; SDI 040; SRC 005
TBS Registration: 20110508
Bank Number: ASC PPU 040

Grants and Contributions – Research Component

Description: This bank describes information about the Research Component of the CSA Class G&C Program to Support Research, A&L in Space Science and Technology. It contains information about individuals involved (as leader or collaborator) in projects for which an organization applies to CSA for grant or contribution funding and also about organizations. The Banks also contain information on committee membership and the names, affiliation and disciplines of individuals appointed. The personal information received under the G&C Program may include name, contact information, financial information, official language, views and opinions of or about individuals, affiliation and disciplines of individuals appointed to review the projects submitted, biographical information, citizenship status, educational information and signature. The Research Component of the G&C Program provides financial support to academia and organizations to conduct space-related research and development in priority areas.  It will support targeted knowledge development and innovation to sustain and enhance the Canadian capacity to use space to address national needs and priorities in the future. Eligible recipients will include Canadian universities and post-secondary institutions, for-profit and not-for-profit organizations established and operating in Canada, and not-for-profit international research organizations or a cluster formed by a combination of the above.

Note: In addition to the requirements specified on the TBS Personal Information Request form, individuals requesting information described by this bank must provide the program title: CSA Class G&C Program to Support Research, A&L in Space Science and Technology.

Class of Individuals: Individuals, leader or collaborators of the projects financially supported could be, but are not limited to, academic or industrial researchers, experts, engineers or technicians.

Purpose: Personal information is used to assess requests for funding and to administer the Grants and Contributions Program (including the assessment of individuals to be members of the Review Committee). Selected information is also disclosed on the CSA's website in accordance with the federal government's Proactive Disclosure practices. Personal information is collected pursuant to the Canadian Space Agency Act.

Consistent Uses: Information may be shared with a Grants and Contributions Review Committee, comprised of academic, private sector, organizations or international experts, for assessment purposes. There may be different review committee for different initiatives. The information may be used or disclosed for the following purposes: reporting to senior management evaluation, and performance measurement. Selected Information on funding recipients may be disclosed in the Public Accounts of Canada and to the Canada Revenue Agency (Information Returns (Infodec), CRA PPU 150) and to the province of Quebec (if applicable) for income tax purposes.

Retention and Disposal Standards: Information about Review Committee Members is retained for as long as members are active and then is destroyed. Information about unsuccessful proposals is retained for five years for evaluation purposes and then is destroyed. Information about successful projects is retained for five years and then is archived for historical purposes.

RDA Number: RDA 2002/003
Related Class of Record Number: CSA FCS 015; FCS 030; SDI 040; SRC 005
TBS Registration: 20110509
Bank Number: ASC PPU 045

Interviews with scientists, engineers and researchers

Description: This bank describes information about individuals that are scientists, engineers and researchers and that are passionate about their work in science fields such as Astronomy, Aurora Borealis, Biology and Chemistry, Ozone Layer and Earth's Atmosphere, Mars and Planetary Exploration or Medicine and Health. The personal information may include biographical information, educational information, name and place of birth.

Class of Individuals: Community of scientific individuals.

Purpose: The personal information is used for communication to the public.

Consistent Uses: Information is shared with the public with the consent of the individuals. Information is published on the Internet.

Retention and Disposal Standards: Records will not be retained after they are no longer up to date or obsolete and then, the records are destroyed.

RDA Number: RDA 2002/003
Related Record Number: CSA FCS 015; FCS 030; SDI 040; SRC 005
TBS Registration: 20090966
Bank Number: CSA PPU 015

Space Science

Description: This bank contains information on committee membership and the names, affiliations and primary disciplines of all individuals appointed to the Advisory Committee.

Class of Individuals: Employees of the institution and members of the Advisory Committee.

Purpose: This bank is for general information on individuals who are not employed by the institution but who serve on the Advisory Committee.

Consistent Uses: None

Retention and Disposal Standards: Five years and are then destroyed.

RDA Number: 98/001
Related Record Number: CSA SEC 005
TBS Registration: 003060
Bank Number: CSA PPU 010

Biographies of Canadian Astronauts

Description: This bank describes information that is about individuals that are Canada's astronauts or former astronauts. The personal information may include: name, biographical information, date of birth, educational information and place of birth.

Class of Individuals: Canadian Astronauts, past and present, as well as their family members.

Purpose: The personal information is used for public communications.

Consistent Uses: The information may be used or disclosed for the following purposes: Archival. This information is shared with the public with the consent of the astronauts. The information is published on the Internet.

Retention and Disposal Standards: Records will be retained for 1 year after they are no longer accurate or they are modified and then, records are transferred to the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) as archival records.

RDA Number: RDA 2002/003
Related Record Number: CSA SEC 030
TBS Registration: 20090967
Bank Number: CSA PPU 035

Registration to attend space missions launches

Description: This bank describes information that is about individuals that were invited to attend the launch of a space mission. The personal information may include citizenship status, contact information, date of birth, name, place of birth and other information contained in passport; occupation and affiliation (employer). If United States (US) permanent resident, resident card number and expiry date. If US visa holder: number, expiry date and type of visa. Type of accommodation required if handicapped.

Class of Individuals: Guests for the space missions launches.

Purpose: The personal information is used to obtain the necessary authorizations from the NASA, US, to allow guests to attend the launch of space mission. All the information requested in the application form is transmitted to NASA. They will then be kept and handled at NASA's discretion. A notice to this effect is available in the terms and conditions section of the form.

Consistent Uses: There is no consistent use.

Retention and Disposal Standards: Records will be retained for 2 years after the mission launch it concerned and then will be destroyed.

RDA Number: RDA 2002/003
Related Record Number: CSA SEC 030
TBS Registration: 20090965
Bank Number: CSA PPU 020