Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences

As required by the Treasury Board Directive on the Management of Expenditures on Travel, Hospitality and Conferences, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conferences for the Canadian Space Agency for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011.

This information is updated annually and does not contain information withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act.

Expenditures on travel, hospitality and conferences incurred by federal departments and agencies are related to supporting departmental mandates and the government's priorities.

In particular, for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), this includes the delivery of the following core programs to Canadians:

  • 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".
  • All CSA Program Activities contribute to a single strategic outcome: Canada's exploration of space, provision of space services and development of its space capacity meet the nation's needs for scientific knowledge, innovation and information.
  • The CSA is achieving this mandate in cooperation with other government departments/agencies, industries, and universities, as well as international partners. In addition to delivering its own programs, the CSA is responsible for coordinating all federal civil space-related policies and programs pertaining to science and technology research, industrial development, and international cooperation.

To learn more about the CSA's mandate, consult the following site:

Total annual expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences for the CSA are summarized below:

Expenditure Category Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2011
(in thousands of dollars)
Travel - Public Servants $5,494
Travel - Non-Public Servants $281
International Travel by Minister and Minister's StaffFootnote * N/A
Total Travel $5,775
Hospitality $109
Conference Fees $224
Total $6,108


Footnote *

Includes international travel that is part of a department's program.

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