2014-15 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 activity:

Stewardship of the Canadian Legal Framework

Start date of the Horizontal Initiative:

2012-13

End date of the Horizontal Initiative:

2016-17 and Ongoing

Total federal funding allocation (start to end date):

$570.2M

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 2014-15, 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; finalize the review of the governance structure; and finalize the Performance Measurement Strategy.

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

Federal Partner: Department of Justice

Federal Partner Program Names of Programs funded under the horizontal initiative Total Allocation (from Start to End Date) Planned Spending for 2014-2015 Expected Results for 2014-2015
A1 – Stewardship of the Canadian Legal Framework a. Drug Treatment Court Funding Program (Treatment Action Plan) $18.2 M $3.6 M Link 1
b. Youth Justice Fund

(Treatment Action Plan)

$7.9 M $1.6 M Link 2
c. Justice Canada Lead Role for the National Anti-Drug Strategy $1.2 M $0.2 M Link 3
C1 – Internal Services d. Justice Canada Lead Role for the National Anti-Drug Strategy $1.1 M $0.2 M
e. National Anti-Drug Strategy $0.2 M $0.0M Link 4
Total $28.6 M $5.6 M  

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 in communities for youth involved in the youth justice system.
  • 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 Activity Names of Programs for Federal Partners Total Allocation (from Start to End Date) Planned Spending for 2014-2015 Expected Results for 2014-2015
2.5.2 Controlled Substances b. Drug Strategy Community Initiatives Fund (DSCIF)

(Prevention Action Plan)

$47.9 M $9.6 M Link 1
2.5.2 Controlled Substances c. Drug Treatment Funding Program (DTFP)

(Treatment Action Plan)

$80.4 M $13.2M 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 M $10.1 M Link 3
2.5.2 Controlled Substances e. Office of Controlled Substances

(Enforcement Action Plan)

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

(Enforcement Action Plan)

$9.1 M $1.8 M
f. Drug Analysis Services

(Enforcement Action Plan)

$50.0 M $9.9 M Link 5
$4.5 M $0.9 M
Total $274.3 M $51.9 M  

Note: Amounts include EBP premiums of 20% and PWGSC Accommodation premiums of 13%. DSCIF and DTFP (CDS) figures reflect Grants & Contributions funding only.

Link 1:

DSCIF plans to enhance capacity among targeted populations to make informed decisions about substance use, including illicit drug use and prescription drug abuse, and reduce risk-taking behaviours associated with substance use among youth. In addition, the program will aim to increase the uptake of health promotion and prevention knowledge and resources and increase community engagement in order to prevent substance use among youth.

Link 2:

DTFP plans to continue its efforts to strengthen substance abuse treatment systems for illicit drugs and new for 2014-15, efforts to address prescription drug abuse. In particular, new projects will focus on assisting in strengthening treatment systems to facilitate the implementation of evidence-informed practices; increasing capacity for planning and evaluating; and enhancing opportunities for knowledge sharing.

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 licenses, 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 plans to:

  • increase effectiveness in gathering, analyzing/sharing intelligence and analyzing evidence related to clandestine laboratories and drug analyses;
  • increase awareness of illicit drug and precursor chemical issues of enforcement officials through training;
  • increase safety in dismantling illicit drug operations;
  • reduce health, safety and security risks associated with illicit drug production; and,
  • improve intelligence and evidence of its clients.

The success and progress of this plan will be measured by:

  • the number and nature of clandestine laboratories dismantled with DAS assistance or for which DAS provided support;
  • the number of testimonies in court;
  • the average time to respond to analyses requests and the number and nature of drug exhibits received and analyzed;
  • the number and type of training sessions delivered and the number of participants;
  • the level of clients' satisfaction related to training and to service provided during clandestine laboratories investigations/dismantlements;
  • amount of collaboration with stakeholders and partners;
  • the level of awareness of illegal drug production and trends as well as the risks 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 as a result of investigation and dismantling of illegal drug operations; and,
  • the potential production capacity based on precursors and critical reagents found during a clandestine laboratory dismantlement.

Federal Partner: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Federal Partner Program Activity Names of Programs for Federal Partners Total Allocation (from Start to End Date) Planned Spending for 2014-2015 Expected Results for 2014-2015
1.4 Health and Health Services Advances Research on Drug Treatment Model

(Treatment Action Plan)

$4.9 M $1.0M Link 1
Total $4.9 M $1.0 M  

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

Link 1:

In 2013-14, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) launched a Team Grant Competition under the Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse (CRISM).

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.

Starting in 2014-2015, it is anticipated that three to five teams, called nodes, will be funded through this competition. The goal of these nodes is to develop infrastructure for clinical research and will be composed of both researchers and service providers. Together these nodes will form a research network able to undertake national studies of substance misuse in Canada.

The research done by the network will be funded through study grants awarded to the nodes. The first competition for study grants will be launched in the spring of 2014 with a 2014-15 funding start to support specific research projects. By using this structure of nodes and study grants, CIHR is creating a network with the ability to conduct a series of research projects at the national level based on priorities.

A workshop will be organized for the research network members with the purpose of interacting and reporting on current projects of the network, developing strategies for the dissemination and implementation of research results, and developing future projects based on strategic priorities.

Federal Partner: Department of Public Safety Canada

Federal Partner Program Activity Names of Programs for Federal Partners Total Allocation (from Start to End Date) Planned Spending for 2014-2015 Expected Results for 2014-2015
3. Law Enforcement a. National Coordination of Efforts to Improve Intelligence, Knowledge, Management, Research, Evaluation

(Enforcement Action Plan)

$3.9 M $0.6 M Table note * Link 1
5. Internal Services $0.1 M $$0.0 MM Link 2
Total $4.0 M $0.6 M  

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

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 Activity Names of Programs for Federal Partners Total Allocation (from Start to End Date) Planned Spending for 2014-2015 Expected Results for2014-2015
Drugs and Organized Crime a. Drug and Organized Crime Awareness Services

(Prevention Action Plan)

$14.5 M $2.9 M Link 1
Drugs and Organized Crime c. Marijuana and Clandestine Lab Teams/Proceeds of Crime

(Enforcement Action Plan)

$112.5 M $22.5 M Link 2
Total $127.0 M $25.4 M  

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

Link 1:

In 2014-15 the RCMP, through partnerships with internal and external departments, will facilitate towards an increase of 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 2014-15 the RCMP will increase efforts abroad, through initiatives that will allow the RCMP 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 Activity Names of Programs for Federal Partners Total Allocation (from Start to End Date)Table note * Planned Spending for 2014-2015Table note * Expected Results for 2014-2015Table note *
2.0 – Correctional Interventions Case Preparation and Supervision of Provincial Offenders

(Enforcement Action Plan)

$30.5 M $1.9 M Link 1
Total $30.5 M $1.9 M  

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

Link 1:

Bill C-10 received the Royal Assent August 2012; this funding is to implement Mandatory Minimum Penalties (MMPs) for serious drug offences. CSC will be requesting access to some of the funds for 2013-2014 ($1.7M) and ($1.9M) for 2014-15 and beyond

Table note *

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

Return to table note * referrer

Federal Partner: Parole Board of Canada

Federal Partner Program Activity Names of Programs for Federal Partners Total Allocation (from Start to End Date) Planned Spending for 2014-2015 Expected Results for2014-2015
Conditional Release Decisions Conditional Release Decisions

(Enforcement Action Plan)

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

(Enforcement Action Plan)

$2.1 M $0.4 M Link 2
Internal Services   $1.7 M $0.4 M Link 3
Total $9.4 M $1.9 M  

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

Link 1:

This funding will provide the Parole Board of Canada (PBC) the capacity for effective management of its legislated responsibilities for parole decision-making for offenders in relation to the requirements of the 2012 legislation on Mandatory Minimum Penalties. 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:

This funding will provide the PBC the capacity for 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 2012 legislation on Mandatory Minimum Penalties. In a similar manner, 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 Activity Names of Programs for Federal Partners Total Allocation (from Start to End Date) Planned Spending for 2014-2015 Expected Results for 2014-2015
1.1 Drug, Criminal Code, and terrorism prosecution program a. Prosecution and Prosecution-related Services

(Enforcement Action Plan)

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

(Enforcement Action Plan)

$36.2 M $7.2M Link 2
2.1 Internal Services a. Prosecution and Prosecution-related Services $2.5 M $0.5 M  
b. Prosecution of Serious Drug Offences under the CDSA $5.3 M $1.1 M
Total $61.0 M $12.2 M  

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 serious 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 Minimum Mandatory Penalties.

Link 3:

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

Federal Partner: Canada Border Services Agency

Federal Partner Program Activity Names of Programs for Federal Partners Total Allocation (from Start to End Date) Planned Spending for 2014-2015 Expected Results for 2014-2015
Risk Assessment Intelligence Development & Field Support Division, Organized Crime & Contraband Section, Precursor Chemical Diversion, Analysis and Scientific Services

(Enforcement Action Plan)

$9.9 M $1.6 M Link 1
Admissibility Determination $0 M $0.2 M
Internal Services Intelligence Development & Field Support Division, Organized Crime & Contraband Section, Precursor Chemical Diversion, Analysis and Scientific Services

(Enforcement Action Plan)

$8.1 M $1.5 M Link 2
Total $18.0 M $3.3 M  

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.

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

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 2:

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

Federal Partner: Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Federal Partner Program Activity Names of Programs for Federal Partners Total Allocation (from Start to End Date) Planned Spending for 2014-2015 Expected Results for 2014-2015
1.2 Diplomacy and Advocacy Annual Voluntary Contributions to UNODC and CICAD

(Enforcement Action Plan)

$4.5 M $0.9 M Link 1
Link 2
Total $4.5 M $0.9 M  

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

Link 1:

To assist UNODC in fulfilling its mandate in the fight against drugs and transnational crime.

Link 2:

To assist CICAD to fulfill its mandate in the fight against drugs in the Americas.

Federal Partner: Canada Revenue Agency

Federal Partner Program Activity Names of Programs for Federal Partners Total Allocation (from Start to End Date) Planned Spending for 2014-2015 Expected Results for 2014-2015
4. Reporting Compliance Small and Medium Enterprises Directorate

(Enforcement Action Plan)

$5.0 M $1.0 M Link 1
Total $5.0 M $1.0 M  

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.
  • Leads will be obtained by the Criminal Investigations Directorate, from the RCMP, and from other enforcement agencies involved in enforcement activities relating to illegal drug use, production and distribution and forwarded to the Small and Medium Enterprises Directorate 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 Activity Names of Programs for Federal Partners Total Allocation (from Start to End Date) Planned Spending for 2014-2015 Expected Results for 2014-2015
1.7 Specialized Programs and Services Forensic Accounting Management Group

(Enforcement Action Plan)

$3.0 M $0.6 M Link 1
Total $3.0 M $0.6 M  

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 Activity Names of Programs for Federal Partners Total Allocation (from Start to End Date) Planned Spending for 2014-2015 Expected Results for 2014-2015
Financial Intelligence Program Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada

(Enforcement Action Plan)

$0.0 M $0.0 M Link 1
Total $0.0 M $0.0 M  

Link 1:

In 2014-2015 FINTRAC will continue to be an unfunded partner within the NADS initiative. Given the importance of the NADS initiative, FINTRAC will continue to work with 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.

Total Allocation For All Federal Partners (from Start to End Date) Total Planned Spending for All Federal Partners for 2014-2015
$570.2 M $106.3 M

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) 948-7410
Jennifer.Goldstone@justice.gc.ca

Date modified: