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Canadian Coast Guard services support government priorities and economic prosperity and contribute to the safety, accessibility and security of Canadian waters.

Organizational Values

  • Teamwork
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Quality service
  • Innovation

The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) developed this comprehensive, integrated Business Plan to set out, in one place, its strategic priorities and operational activities. It is an expanded version of the CCG material in the Report on Plans and Priorities for Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) that is tabled in Parliament every year.

The Business Plan covers a three-year period and is updated annually. A number of the initiatives and commitments described in this Business Plan are responses to reviews and reports. For this reason, we have highlighted with acronyms the commitments related to our 2006 A-Base Review (A-Base), the 2007 Report of the Auditor General (AG), the Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS), the DFO 2008-2011 Employment Equity Management Action Plan (DFO EE Map) and the findings of the Public Service Employee Survey (PSES) conducted in 2008.

The Business Plan is divided into seven sections:

  1. "Who We Are and What We Do" sets out our mandate, our clients, the way we are structured and managed, the general results we seek to achieve, and the way our activities link to the work of other government departments.

  2. "Where We Are Now" summarizes our operating environment, with the associated impacts and risks.

  3. "What We Are Focussing On" sets out our strategic priorities.

  4. "Regional Perspective" describes region-specific activities.

  5. "What We Do Every Day" describes our operational activities and ongoing services.

  6. "Stewardship/Strengthening Management" describes our efforts to strengthen our management practices.

  7. "Financial Information" sets out how we have allocated the funding provided by Parliament.

In addition, there are a number of annexes, including ones that provide detailed information on our capital expenditures and the way we are responding to various recommendations from the Auditor General.

There are two progress reports on Business Plan commitments each year: one at mid-year and one at the end of the fiscal year. These progress reports are posted on the Coast Guard website and are publicly available.

Other information about CCG activities can be found in the Strategic Human Resources Plan, the Integrated Investment Plan, and the Fleet Annual Report. These reports are available, along with the Business Plan, on the Coast Guard website.