Copyright Board Canada


Copyright Board of Canada
Annual Report on Travel, Hospitality and Conferences Expenditures

As required by the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures, this report provides information on travel, hospitality and conference expenditures for the Copyright Board of Canada for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, except for information withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act.

Travel, hospitality and conference expenditures incurred by a federal department or agency relate to activities that support the department or agency’s mandate and the government's priorities.

The Copyright Board of Canada’s travel, hospitality and conference expenditures support the delivery of the following core programs and services to Canadians:

The mandate of the Board is set out in the Copyright Act. The Board is empowered to establish, either mandatorily or at the request of an interested party, the royalties to be paid for the use of copyrighted works when the administration of such works is entrusted to a collective administrative society.

The Board's program objective is to set royalties which are fair and equitable to both copyright owners and users of copyright-protected works. This includes setting fair and equitable terms and conditions so as to permit the use of works when the owner of the copyright cannot be located.

Travel, Hospitality, and Conference Expenditures
Copyright Board of Canada

Year ended March 31. 2018

Expenditure category Expenditures for year ended March 31, 2018
Expenditures for year ended March 31, 2017
(in thousands of dollars)
Operational activities $ 43 Not applicable
Key stakeholders $ - Not applicable
Internal governance $ 1 Not applicable
Training $ 6 Not applicable
Other $ - Not applicable
A. Total travel $ 50 $ 30 $ 20
B. Hospitality $ - $ - $ -
C. Conference fees $ 8 $ 13 $ -5
Total [A+B+C] $ 58 $ 43 $ 15
International travel by ministers and ministers' staff (included in travel) $ - $ - $ -

Significant variances compared with previous fiscal year

Travel : compared with fiscal year 2016-17, departmental travel expenditures increased mainly due to operational needs.