2012-2013 Parks Canada Agency Corporate Plan

Section I – Organizational Overview

Figure 4: Parks Canada Strategic Outcome and Program Activity Architecture 2012-13 - Text Version

Parks Canada has one strategic outcome as follows: Canadians have a strong sense of connection, through meaningful experiences, to their national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas and these protected places are enjoyed in ways that leave them unimpaired for present and future generations.  Linked to this strategic outcome are six program activities and their related sub and sub sub activities.

Program Activity 1: Heritage Places Establishment. 4 sub activities are included: National Park Establishment and Expansion, National Historic Site Designations, National Marine Conservation Area Establishment, Other Heritage Places Designations.

Program Activity 2: Heritage Resources Conservation. 4 sub activities are included: National Parks Conservation, National Historic Sites Conservation, National Marine Conservation Areas Sustainability, and Other Heritage Places Conservation. Under National Parks Conservation there is the following sub sub activity: Species at Risk. Under Other Heritage Places Conservation, there is the following sub sub activity, National Historic Sites Cost-Sharing.

Program Activity 3: Public Appreciation and Understanding. 2 sub activities are included: Public Outreach Education and External Communications, and Stakeholder and Partner Engagement.

Program Activity 4: Visitor Experience. 7 sub activities are included: Market Research and Promotion, National Parks Interpretation, National Parks Visitor Service Offer, National Historic Sites Interpretation, National Historic Sites Visitor Service Offer, National Marine Conservation Areas Interpretation, National Marine Conservation Areas Visitor Service Offer. Under National Parks Visitor Service Offer, there is the following sub sub activity: Visitor Safety.

Program Activity 5: Townsite and Throughway Infrastructure. 3 sub activities are included: Townsite Management, Through Highway Management, and Through Waterway Management.

Program Activity 6: Internal Services. 3 sub activities are included: Governance and Management Support, Resource Management Services, Asset Management Services. Under Governance and Management Support there are the 3 following sub sub activities: Management and Oversight, Communications, Legal. Under Resource Management Services there are the 5 following sub sub activities: Human Resources Management Services, Financial Management, Information Management, Information Technology, Travel and Other Administrative Services. Under Asset Management Services, there are the 3 following sub sub activities: Real Property, Materiel, and Acquisition. The internal services activities apply to all federal government departments and agencies.

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