Annual Report on Travel, Hospitality and Conference Expenditures: 2017 - 2018

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

As required by the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures, this report provides information on travel, hospitality and conference expenditures for Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, except for information withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act.

Travel, hospitality and conference expenditures incurred by a federal department or agency relate to activities that support the department or agency’s mandate and the government’s priorities.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety’s travel, hospitality and conference expenditures support the delivery of the following core programs and services to Canadians.

Mandate:

Expenditures on travel, hospitality and conference fees incurred by federal departments and agencies are related to activities that support a departmental or agency mandate and the government’s priorities.  Exhibitions, conferences and trade shows are important platforms for outreach and awareness building about CCOHS brand as it provides opportunity to meet directly with clients to help foster business relationships and understand the needs of specific sectors and regions.  More than that, through our conference and speakers bureau program, CCOHS is able to showcase its expertise, products, and services and demonstrate their value to workers, employers and governments in Canada.

Travel, Hospitality and Conference Expenditures

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Year ended March 31, 2018

Expenditure category Expenditures for year ended March 31, 2018 ($ thousands) Expenditures for year ended March 31, 2017 * ($ thousands) Variance ($ thousands)
Travel

Operational activities

58,665 - -

Key stakeholders

36,310 - -

Internal governance

4,725 - -

Training

3,103 - -

Other

1,101 - -
A. Total travel 103,904 102,263 1,641
B. Hospitality 3,851 7,101 -3,251
C. Conference fees 50,131 40,745 9,386
Total [A+B+C] 157,886 150,109 7,777
International travel by minister and minister's staff (included in travel) 0 0 0

* Effective April 1st, 2017, total annual travel expenditures must be disclosed per travel category (above) and an explanation of significant variance be provided on total travel expenditures. Previously, total travel expenditures were disclosed between the travel categories of public and non-public servants.

Explanation of significant variances compared with previous fiscal year

Total travel:

Compared with fiscal year 2016-17, departmental travel expenditures increased mainly due to an increase in events, exhibits and/or presentations CCOHS attended to create awareness about current OHS issues.

Hospitality:

Compared with fiscal year 2016-17, departmental hospitality expenditures decreased mainly due to continued departmental efforts to reduce hospitality expenditures by promoting a cost-conscious culture.

Conference fees:

Compared with fiscal year 2016-17, departmental conference expenditures increased mainly due to an increase in events, exhibits and/or presentations CCOHS attended to create awareness about current OHS issues to support employers, labour, governmental groups and Indigenous Peoples.

Minister and minister’s exempt staff - International travel:

N/A

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