As required by the Treasury Board Directive for 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 Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011.
Expenditures on travel, hospitality and conferences incurred by federal departments and agencies are related to supporting departmental mandate(s) and the government’s priorities.
DFAIT is responsible for the conduct of Canada’s international affairs, including international trade and commerce.
The department’s mandate is set out in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Act and can be summarized as follows:
To protect Canadians and advance Canada’s priorities and interests abroad, the department:
DFAIT generates international opportunities for Canadian business by:
For more information on DFAIT’s expenditure profile, please refer to DFAIT 2010–2011 Departmental Performance Report Section I: Organizational Overview.
Total annual expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada are summarized below:
|Expenditure Category||Expenditures for the |
Year Ending March 31, 2011*
(in thousands of dollars)
|* Includes Passport Canada and excludes Export Development Canada (EDC).|
** Includes international travel that is part of a department's program.
1 While preparing the 2011-12 report, a classification error was noted between Travel – Non-Public Servants and International Travel by Minister and Minister's Staff. International Travel by Minister and Minister's Staff did not include the Ministers’ Staff.
|Travel – Public Servants||$80,673.7|
|Travel – Non–Public Servants1||$12,110.6|
|International Travel by Minister and Minister's Staff**1||$489.0|