Statistics Canada is part of the Government Affairs outcome area in the Whole of Government performance framework. Although the official categorization places Statistics Canada in the Government Affairs domain, the Agency contributes to most federal government outcomes in the economic, social, international and government affairs domains. This contribution is both direct, by informing public debate and decision making outside the federal government, and indirect, by supporting policy formulation, implementation and evaluation within the federal government.
Statistics Canada's strategic outcome, which is supported by a framework of programs and sub-programs, follows.
Canadians have access to timely, relevant and quality statistical information on Canada's changing economy and society for informed debate, research and decision making on social and economic issues.
Statistics Canada's Program Alignment Architecture is shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1 also reflects the new Management, Resources and Results Structures nomenclature, which took effect in April 2012, and which differs from that used in the 2012/2013 Report on Plans and Priorities. Here is a summary of the changes:
- Program Activity Architecture became Program Alignment Architecture
- Program activity became program
- Sub-activity became sub-program
- Sub-sub-activity became sub-sub-program
Figure 1 - Components of the Program Alignment Architecture