2013-14 Report on Plans and Priorities (RPP)
Supplementary Information Tables

Horizontal Initiatives

Name of Horizontal Initiative:

National Anti-Drug Strategy

Name of lead department:

Department of Justice Canada

Lead department Program:

Stewardship of the Canadian Legal Framework

Start date of the Horizontal Initiative:

2012-13 Footnote 1

End date of the Horizontal Initiative:

2016-17 and Ongoing

Total federal funding allocation (start to end date)

$570.1 M Footnote 2

Description of the Horizontal Initiative (including funding agreement)

The National Anti-Drug Strategy (the Strategy) was launched by the Government of Canada in 2007, with a clear focus on illicit drugs and a particular emphasis on youth. Its goal is to contribute to safer and healthier communities through coordinated efforts to prevent use, treat dependency and reduce production and distribution of illicit drugs. It encompasses three action plans: prevention, treatment and enforcement.

The Prevention Action Plan supports efforts to prevent youth from using illicit drugs by enhancing their awareness and understanding of the harmful social and health effects of illicit drug use, and to develop and implement community-based interventions and initiatives to prevent illicit drug use. The Treatment Action Plan supports effective treatment and rehabilitation systems and services by developing and implementing innovative and collaborative approaches. The Enforcement Action Plan aims to contribute to the disruption of illicit drug operations in a safe manner, particularly targeting criminal organizations.

Shared outcomes:

  • Reduced demand for illicit drugs in targeted populations and areas;
  • Reduced impacts of illicit drug use through prevention and treatment efforts; and
  • Reduced supply of illicit drugs.

Governance structure

The governance structure of the Strategy consists of an Assistant Deputy Minister Steering Committee and working groups on policy and performance, prevention and treatment, enforcement, and communications. The governance structure is supported by the Youth Justice and Strategic Initiatives Section of the Department of Justice Canada.

The Assistant Deputy Minister Steering Committee (ADMSC), which is chaired by the Department of Justice Canada, oversees the implementation of the Strategy, making decisions necessary to advance the initiative, where required, and ensuring appropriate and timely outcomes for the initiative and accountability in the expenditure of initiative resources. The ADMSC also prepares questions for the consideration of Deputy Ministers, where appropriate.

The Prevention and Treatment Working Group, chaired by Health Canada, oversees the implementation of the Prevention and Treatment Action Plans. The Enforcement Working Group, chaired by the Department of Public Safety Canada, oversees the implementation of the Enforcement Action Plan. The Policy and Performance Working Group, chaired by the Department of Justice Canada, oversees policy directions and outcomes for the Strategy and the work of the Sub-Committee on Evaluation and Reporting. The Communications Working Group, chaired by the Department of Justice Canada, oversees communication of the Strategy including making decisions necessary to advance communication of the initiative and ensuring coordination of communication.

Planning Highlights

For 2013-14, the 12 federal partner departments and agencies involved in the National Anti-Drug Strategy will continue to focus on contributing to safer and healthier communities through coordinated efforts to prevent use, treat dependency, and reduce the production and distribution of illicit drugs. Work will continue to implement actions identified in the Management Response and Action Plan, which responds to recommendations from the Strategy’s impact evaluation, including work to: devise new ways to disseminate and exchange knowledge; improve communication among the three Action Plans; review the governance structure; and develop a Performance Measurement Strategy.

The following tables present the expected results for each federal partner's Programs.

Federal Partner: Department of Justice

Federal Partner Program Names of programs funded under the horizontal initiative ($ millions) Expected Results for 2013-2014
Total Allocation (from Start to End Date) Planned Spending for
2013-2014
A1 – Stewardship of the Canadian Legal Framework a. Drug Treatment Court Funding Program (Treatment Action Plan) 18.2 3.6 Link 1
b. Youth Justice Fund

(Treatment Action Plan)

7.9 1.6 Link 2
c. Justice Canada Lead Role for the National Anti-Drug Strategy 1.2 0.2 Link 3
C1 – Internal Services d. Justice Canada Lead Role for the National Anti-Drug Strategy 1.1 0.2
e. National Anti-Drug Strategy 0.2 0.0 Link 4
Total 28.5 Footnote 2 5.7 Footnote 2  

Note: Amounts include EBP premiums of 20% and exclude PWGSC Accommodation premiums of 13%.

Link 1:

Reduced drug substances relapse among drug treatment court clients.

Link 2:

To work collaboratively with interested provinces and territories as well as other stakeholders in order to identify gaps in drug treatment programs for youth in the justice system.

  • To introduce, pilot and evaluate a number of drug treatment options for youth involved in the youth justice system in communities.
  • To share knowledge of the piloted drug treatment programs and promising practices with provinces and territories as well as other interested stakeholders.

Immediate Outcomes:

  • Projects on Treatment Services and Program Enhancements.
  • Enhanced capacity to plan/deliver a range of treatment services and programs to targeted populations.

Intermediate Outcomes:

  • Increased availability of, and access to, effective treatment services and programs for targeted populations in areas of need.
  • Improved treatment systems, programs and services to address illicit drug dependency in targeted populations in areas of need.

Link 3:

Effective leadership of the federal response to concerns around illicit drug prevention, treatment and enforcement through:

  • exercising overarching responsibility for policy and coordination;
  • maintaining the Strategy’s governance structure;
  • leading and coordinating all National Anti-Drug Strategy communications activities;
  • and taking lead responsibility for accountability, evaluation and performance reporting.

Link 4:

Support the work of Justice programs by providing key corporate services.

Federal Partner: Health Canada

Federal Partner Program Names of programs for Federal Partners ($ millions) Expected Results for 2013-2014
Total Allocation (from Start to End Date) Planned Spending for 2013-2014
2.5.2 Controlled Substances b. Drug Strategy Community Initiatives Fund (DSCIF)

(Prevention Action Plan)

49.9 9.6 Link 1
2.5.2 Controlled Substances c. Drug Treatment Funding Program (DTFP)

(Treatment Action Plan)

78.5 13.2 Link 2
3.1.1.2 First Nations and Inuit Mental Health and Addictions d. National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP)

(Treatment Action Plan)

50.5 10.1 Link 3
2.5.2 Controlled Substances e. Office of Controlled Substances

(Enforcement Action Plan)

31.9 6.4 Link 4
Transfer to Regional Programs Branch for
Compliance & Enforcement Activities

(Enforcement Action Plan)

9.1 1.8
f. Drug Analysis Services

(Enforcement Action Plan)

52.3 10.5 Link 5
4.5 0.9
Total 276.7 52.5  

Note: Amounts include EBP premiums of 20% and PWGSC Accommodation premiums of 13%.

Link 1:

Enhanced capacity among targeted populations to make informed decisions about illicit drug use; strengthened community responses to illicit drug issues in targeted areas.

Link 2:

Improved treatment systems, programs and services to address illicit drug dependency in targeted populations in areas of need.

Link 3:

First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) plans to increase the availability of, and access to, effective treatment services and programs for First Nations and Inuit populations in areas of need. The progress of this plan will be measured by the nature of new or enhanced services that have been made available through funding in targeted areas and are based on research or best practices. FNIHB also plans to improve treatment systems, programs and services to address illicit drug dependency in First Nations and Inuit populations in areas of need. The progress of this plan will be measured by:

  • the proportion of treatment facilities accredited;
  • the proportion of addictions counsellors in treatment centres who are certified;
  • the changes in stakeholder perceptions regarding the extent to which treatment services have been improved in Strategy-supported investment areas; and
  • the types of collaborative/partnerships with Aboriginal organizations to strengthen systems, programs and services.

Link 4:

The Office of Controlled Substances (OCS) plans to continue its efforts to streamline and increase the transparency of its processes to authorize and issue licences, permits, registrations and authorizations to perform legitimate activities with controlled substances, precursor chemicals and industrial hemp. OCS will also continue to work with partners and regulated parties to reduce the risk of diversion of controlled substances and precursor chemicals by promoting and monitoring compliance with the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and its regulations.

Link 5:

The Drug Analysis Service (DAS) plans to increase capacity to gather, analyze/share intelligence and analyze evidence related to clandestine laboratories and drug analyses; increase awareness of illicit drug and precursor chemical issues for enforcement officials; increase safety in dismantling illicit drug operations; and reduce supply of illicit drugs. The success and progress of this plan will be measured by: the number and nature of clandestine laboratories investigated; the level of awareness of the dangers and safety precautions necessary to safely dismantle illegal drug operations; the number and nature of injuries to law enforcement officers/other first responders and the level of additional risk to the environment during the investigation and dismantling of illegal drug operations; the average time to respond to analyses requests and the number and nature of drug exhibits analyzed; and the perceptions of stakeholders regarding the benefit and timeliness of DAS contributions to court/police responses.

Federal Partner: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Federal Partner Program Names of programs for Federal Partners ($ millions) Expected Results for 2013-2014
Total Allocation (from Start to End Date) Planned Spending for 2013-2014
1.4 Health and Health Services Advances Research on Drug Treatment Model

(Treatment Action Plan)

4.9 1.0 Link 1
Total 4.9 1.0  

Note: Amounts exclude EBP premiums of 20% and PWGSC Accommodation premiums of 13%.

Link 1:

Continue to improve the state of knowledge and its translation with respect to treatment and understanding of the consequences of illicit drug use.

In 2013-2014, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) will be launching a team grant competition to support the development of a Canadian Research Initiative in Addiction. The goal of this initiative is to foster Canadian cross-pillar research dedicated to the refinement, validation and implementation of existing and proposed programs and interventions in addiction.

The objectives of this initiative are:

  1. to further our knowledge of the most appropriate clinical and community based options;
  2. to develop a strong researcher-health provider collaboration in the area of addiction research;
  3. to develop bio-social research approaches to addressing addiction as a complex health problem; and
  4. to translate this knowledge into improved interventions and care for Canadians at risk for or living with addiction.

With this initiative, we will be bringing biological and social perspectives together to ensure the best approaches for the treatment of addiction are developed and implemented.

A fourth workshop for CIHR activities under NADS will be held at the end of 2013-2014. CIHR will be inviting the successful grantees, representatives of federal departments, provincial agencies, and non-governmental organizations. This meeting will provide a forum for the grantees to interact amongst themselves and with partners in the early stages of the development of this new initiative.

Federal Partner: Department of Public Safety Canada

Federal Partner Program Names of programs for Federal Partners ($ millions) Expected Results for 2013-2014
Total Allocation (from Start to End Date) Planned Spending for 2013-2014
3. Law Enforcement a. National Coordination of Efforts to Improve Intelligence, Knowledge, Management, Research, Evaluation

(Enforcement Action Plan)

3.0 Table note * 0.6 Table note * Link 1
5. Internal Services 0.1 0.0 Link 2
Total 3.1 0.6  

Note: Amounts include EBP premiums of 20% and PWGSC Accommodation premiums of 13%.

Table note *

Due to the Deficit Reduction Action Plan Measure decisions, effective in 2012-13 and ongoing, the grants and contribution funding for NADS is decreased by $175,000.

Return to table note * referrer

Link 1:

Safer communities and more effective policing through strategic national law enforcement policies.

Link 2:

Support the work of the program by providing key corporate services.

Federal Partner: Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Federal Partner Program Names of programs for Federal Partners ($ millions) Expected Results for 2013-2014
Total Allocation (from Start to End Date) Planned Spending for 2013-2014
1.1.2.7 a. Drug and Organized Crime Awareness Services

(Prevention Action Plan)

14.5 2.9 Link 1
1.1.2.9 c. Marijuana and Clandestine Lab Teams/Proceeds of Crime

(Enforcement Action Plan)

112.5 22.5 Link 2
Total 127.0 25.4  

Note: Amounts include EBP premiums of 20% and exclude PWGSC Accommodation premiums of 13%.

Link 1:

In 2013-14 the RCMP, through partnerships with internal and external departments, will increase the awareness of organized crime and the nature, extent and consequences of substance use/abuse among youth, professionals and the general public.

Link 2:

In 2013-14 the RCMP will increase enforcement efforts abroad to interdict drugs and precursors destined for Canada and in turn disrupt the organized criminal networks behind these illegal enterprises.

Federal Partner: Correctional Service Canada

Federal Partner Program Names of programs for Federal Partners ($ millions) Expected Results for 2013-2014
Total Allocation (from Start to End Date) Planned Spending for 2013-2014
3.0 - Community Supervision Case Preparation and Supervision of Provincial Offenders

(Enforcement Action Plan)

30.5 6.1 Link 1
Total 30.5 Footnote 3 6.1 Footnote 3  

Note: Amounts include EBP premiums of 20% and exclude PWGSC Accommodation premiums of 13%.

Link 1:

Timely case preparation; rate of offenders successfully reintegrated into the community.

Federal Partner: Parole Board of Canada

Federal Partner Program Names of programs for Federal Partners ($ millions) Expected Results for 2013-2014
Total Allocation (from Start to End Date) Planned Spending for 2013-2014
Conditional Release Decisions Conditional Release Decisions

(Enforcement Action Plan)

5.6 1.1 Link 1
Conditional Release Decisions Openness and Accountability Conditional Release Decisions Openness and Accountability

(Enforcement Action Plan)

2.1 0.4 Link 2
Internal Services   1.7 0.4 Link 3
Total 9.4 Footnote 4 1.9 Footnote 4  

Note: Amounts include EBP premiums of 20% and PWGSC Accommodation premiums of 13%.

Link 1:

Effective management of the PBC’s legislated responsibilities for parole decision-making for offenders in relation to the requirements of the new legislation related to serious drug crime. PBC will collect information and report on workloads and outcomes of parole for provincial offenders incarcerated as a result of new legislative provisions (e.g., the number and proportion of offenders who successfully complete their parole).

Link 2:

Provision of information and assistance to victims of crime, observers at hearings and individuals who seek access to decision registry in relation to the requirements of the new legislation. PBC will report on the extent of involvement of victims, and observers in conditional release processes and the level of satisfaction of these individuals with the information and assistance provided by PBC.

Effective management of both these responsibilities will contribute to public safety and reinforce public confidence in the justice system.

Link 3:

Support the work of the program by providing key corporate services.

Federal Partner: Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

Federal Partner Program Names of programs for Federal Partners ($ millions) Expected Results for 2013-2014
Total Allocation (from Start to End Date) Planned Spending for 2013-2014
1.1 Drug, Criminal Code, and terrorism prosecution program a. Prosecution and Prosecution-related Services

(Enforcement Action Plan)

17.0 3.4 Link 1
b. Prosecution of Serious Drug Offences under the CDSA

(Enforcement Action Plan)

35.6 7.1 Link 2
2.1 Internal Services a. Prosecution and Prosecution-related Services 2.5 0.5 Link 3
b. Prosecution of Serious Drug Offences under the CDSA 5.9 1.2
Total 61.0 12.2  

Note: Amounts include EBP premiums of 20% and PWGSC Accommodation premiums of 13%.

Link 1:

Provision of pre-charge legal advice and litigation support, as well as prosecution of drug offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) in response to the workload generated by the enhanced RCMP dedicated anti-drug teams and criminal intelligence and technical operations support staff.

Link 2:

Provision of prosecution-related advice and litigation support during police investigations, and prosecution of drug charges under the CDSA resulting from the new legislation related to serious drug crime.

Link 3:

Support the work of the program by providing key corporate services.

Federal Partner: Canada Border Services Agency

Federal Partner Program Names of programs for Federal Partners ($ millions) Expected Results for 2013-2014
Total Allocation (from Start to End Date) Planned Spending for 2013-2014
Risk Assessment Intelligence Development & Field Support Division, Organized Crime & Contraband Section, Precursor Chemical Diversion, Analysis and Scientific Services

(Enforcement Action Plan)

7.2 1.4 Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4
Admissibility Determination 1.7 0.4
Internal Services Intelligence Development & Field Support Division, Organized Crime & Contraband Section, Precursor Chemical Diversion, Analysis and Scientific Services

(Enforcement Action Plan)

7.5 1.5 Link 5
Total 16.5 Footnote 2 3.3  

Note: Amounts include EBP premiums of 20% and exclude PWGSC Accommodation premiums of 13%.

Link 1:

Continue to increase awareness and capacity to gather information and intelligence of illicit drug issues relative to the border.

Link 2:

Continue to increase intelligence support to regional enforcement activities to interdict goods entering and leaving Canada under the strategy.

Link 3:

Continue to improve relationships and communication with partner agencies under the Strategy to identify opportunities and improve intelligence activities such as targeting and information sharing related to illicit drugs and other goods (such as precursor chemicals) identified under the Strategy as they relate to the border.

Link 4:

Continuation of additional sampling, analysis and increased use of mobile laboratory capabilities to assist in the detection of precursor chemicals at the ports of entry.

Link 5:

Support the work of the CBSA programs by providing key corporate services.

Federal Partner: Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Federal Partner Program Names of programs for Federal Partners ($ millions) Expected Results for 2013-2014
Total Allocation (from Start to End Date) Planned Spending for 2013-2014
1.2 Diplomacy and Advocacy Annual Voluntary Contributions to UNODC and CICAD

(Enforcement Action Plan)

4.5 0.9 Link 1
Link 2
Total 4.5 0.9  

Note: Amounts exclude EBP premiums of 20% and PWGSC Accommodation premiums of 13%.

Link 1:

Build the capacity of the UNODC to fulfill its mandate in the fight against drugs and crime globally.

Link 2:

Improved capacity of CICAD to fulfill its mandate in the fight against drugs in the Americas.

Federal Partner: Canada Revenue Agency

Federal Partner Program Names of programs for Federal Partners ($ millions) Expected Results for 2013-2014
Total Allocation (from Start to End Date) Planned Spending for 2013-2014
4 Reporting Compliance Small and Medium Enterprises Directorate

(Enforcement Action Plan)

5.0 1.0 Link 1
Total 5.0 1.0  

Note: Amounts include EBP premiums of 20% and PWGSC Accommodation premiums of 13%.

Link 1:

  • 30 audits of taxpayers involved in the production and distribution of illegal drugs resulting in (re)assessments of $2.0M of federal taxes.
  • Due to a program review at the Canadian Revenue Agency, the audits that were formerly performed by the Special Enforcement Program will now be completed within the Small and Medium Enterprises Directorate (SMED).
  • Leads will be obtained by the Criminal Investigations Directorate, from the RCMP, and from the other enforcement agencies involved in enforcement activities relating to illegal drug use, production and distribution and forwarded to SMED to be considered for audit.
  • Emphasis will continue to be placed on intelligence-led strategic file selection in an effort to reduce the profitability of illegal/criminal activities in this sector.

Federal Partner: Public Works and Government Services Canada

Federal Partner Program Names of programs for Federal Partners ($ millions) Expected Results for 2013-2014
Total Allocation (from Start to End Date) Planned Spending for 2013-2014
1.7 Specialized Programs and Services Forensic Accounting Management Group

(Enforcement Action Plan)

3.0 0.6 Link 1
Total 3.0 0.6  

Note: Amounts include EBP premiums of 20% and PWGSC Accommodation premiums of 13%.

Link 1:

Increased operational capacity to provide forensic accounting services to law enforcement agencies. Forensic accounting services assist law enforcement and prosecution agencies in determining whether the assets of suspects were derived from criminal activities, thereby allowing the Government of Canada to seize the assets and remove the financial incentives for engaging in criminal activities.

Federal Partner: Financial Transactions and Analysis Centre of Canada

Federal Partner Program Names of programs for Federal Partners ($ millions) Expected Results for 2013-2014
Total Allocation (from Start to End Date) Planned Spending for 2013-2014
Financial Intelligence Program Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada

(Enforcement Action Plan)

0.0 0.0 Link 1
Total 0.0 0.0  

Link 1:

In 2013-2014 FINTRAC will continue to be an unfunded partner within the NADS initiative. Given the importance of the NADS initiative, FINTRAC has internally reallocated resources to continue to work with the law enforcement and intelligence agencies to ensure they receive financial intelligence related to drug production and distribution that is useful for further actions. This intelligence will be produced as FINTRAC will continue to closely align its financial intelligence products with the needs and priorities of our partners (as per FINTRAC’s strategic priorities).

Total Allocation For All Federal Partners (from Start to End Date) Total Planned Spending for All Federal Partners for 2013-2014
$570.1 $111.2

Results to be achieved by non-federal partners (if applicable): N/A

Contact information:

Jennifer Goldstone
A/Head, National Anti-Drug Strategy
Youth Justice and Strategic Initiatives Section
(613) 954-2864
Jennifer.Goldstone@justice.gc.ca

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