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3.0 Our Future

Recent external developments related to the economy, national security, technology, and climate change are reshaping Coast Guard’s business and operating environment. These factors, when combined with evolving government priorities and our Agency’s own focus on improving service delivery, demand that we in Coast Guard think strategically with long-term goals in mind. This thinking is essential to providing the best advice possible on what our future direction is, and on what CCG will need to look like in the future. By virtue of our growing and diverse workforce, unique capital assets, the vast area we service, and those with whom we do business, Coast Guard works with communities, workers, and organizations across the country to build Canada’s economic future.

3.1 e-navigation

Objective:

To implement e-navigation in a coordinated and organized manner in Canada which significantly enhances safety, has positive economic effects and increases environmental protection.

2010-2011 - Commitment
Develop a federal vision/strategy and a high-level implementation plan for e-Navigation, in consultation with other government departments.
  • In response to: AG
  • Lead: DG, MS
  • Criteria: Green
  • Results Achieved/Status: A user-need matrix was finalized, as a result of a workshop held in February 2011 with stakeholders including: Transport Canada, Canadian Hydrographic Services and Environment Canada. This matrix was used to finalize the vision and the high level implementation plan for e-navigation.

3.2 Strengthening Our Ability to Meet Obligations in the Arctic

Objective:

To procure new vessels to replace those that are beyond their useful life.

2010-2011 - Commitment
Establish Arctic visions and integrated short-run and long-run objectives and priorities for DFO and CCG.
  • Lead: CCG Management Board Members
  • Criteria: Yellow
  • Results Achieved/Status:

    The department led the development of an Integrated Arctic Vision for DFO and CCG including creation of 5, 15 and 30-year outcomes-based ‘visions’ for major CCG program clusters (CCG fleet, security, maritime services, emergency response and governance/institutional).

    Clarified overall needs in the areas of: understanding the North; policy and regulatory foundations needed; program integrity and investment; capital and infrastructure; partnering and co-management; and increased presence and community capacity.

    Some initiatives in the Vision that may be needed in future have been identified including both internal work and possible candidates for funding if and when opportunities arise.

    The Vision documents are currently in the process of being considered by departmental decision Committees.

3.3 Environmental Management Framework

Objective:

To improve environmental outcomes for Canadians by reducing environmental footprint and developing a health, safety and environmental management system as part of DFO’s 2007-2009 Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS).

2010-2011 - Commitment
Develop the Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Compliance System framework.
  • In response to:
  • Lead: DG, ITS Deputy Commissioner (Operations)
  • Criteria: Green
  • Results Achieved/Status: Completed.
Develop a guiding framework evaluation matrix that builds on the Environmental Management Framework.
  • In response to: SDS
  • Lead: DG, ITS
  • Criteria: Green
  • Results Achieved/Status: Completed. The matrixed guide has been incorporated into the EMF.
Continue to participate in the Partners for Workplace Inclusion Program in Vancouver, British Columbia, and in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
  • In response to: SDS
  • Lead: DG, ITS
  • Criteria: Green
  • Results Achieved/Status: Completed. Procedures have been developed and required updates have been suggested for relevant manuals which will be re-published.

3.4 Strategic Review

Objective:

To assess all direct program spending and aim to increase efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of programs and services to Canadians. Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), including Coast Guard, was asked to conduct a Strategic Review in 2010.

2010-2011 - Commitment
Conduct CCG’s Strategic Review (SR), as part of the larger DFO SR process.
  • Lead: DC, VP; DC, Operations
  • Criteria: Green
  • Results Achieved/Status: DFO and CCG completed the Strategic Review process in 2010.

3.5 Research and Development Strategy

Objective:

To develop a CCG Innovation Strategy based on three pillars of Leadership, Culture and the R&D Program enabling CCG’s culture, management and processes to foster innovation, creative thinking and knowledge sharing.

2010-2011 - Commitment
Develop a CCG strategy for Research and Development.
  • Lead: DG, MS
  • Criteria: Green
  • Results Achieved/Status: The CCG Research and Development Strategy for 2010-2030 has been developed.