At SDTC, we are committed to demonstrating full transparency.
Along with a comprehensive listing of all the projects we have funded since our inception in 2001, the information included in the following tabs highlights our commitments under the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act.
We also proactively disclose our executive team’s expenses and other information we believe should be publicly available.
SDTC maintains a funded project database containing technical and financial details at a project level since the inception of the fund in the document available below.
SDTC maintains aggregated data of all the announced funded projects since inception, which can be found in the documents below.
SDTC Evaluations and Audits:
- 2005 – Compliance audit (initiated by NRCan)
- 2006 – Performance audit by the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development (CESD), a division of the Office of the Auditor General (OAG)
- 2006 – OAG Audit: Role of Federally Appointed Board Members—Sustainable Development Technology Canada
- 2010 – Value-for-money (performance) audit (initiated by NRCan)
SD Tech Fund Evaluations:
- 2006 – SD First interim evaluation (mandated by the Funding Agreement)
- 2009 – Second interim evaluation (mandated by the Funding Agreement)
- 2018 – Evaluation of the Sustainable Development Technology Fund
- 2012 – NGBF First Interim Evaluation (mandated by Funding Agreement)
- 2017 – NGBF Second Interim Evaluation (mandated by the Funding Agreement)
- 2006 – Examination of Federal Energy and Environmental Science and Technology Investments
- 2007 – Final Report: Evaluation of Foundations, prepared for Treasury Board Secretariat
- 2011 – Review of Federal Support to Research and Development (“Jenkins Panel”)
Access to Information Act
The Access to Information Act is a federal statute that provides a process for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, persons physically in Canada, or corporations present in Canada to request access to any record of certain institutions of the federal government. These institutions, such as STDC, are required to provide access to records under their control upon receiving a formal request for information made pursuant to the Access to Information Act unless the records or portion thereof are exempted or excluded from disclosure.
- Annual Report on the Administration of the Access to Information Act 2015-2016
- Annual Report on the Administration of the Access to Information Act 2016-2017
- Annual Report on the Administration of the Access to Information Act 2017-2018
The Privacy Act provides Canadian citizens, permanent residents or individuals present in Canada with the right of access to personal information held about them by federal government institutions, such as STDC. It also protects against unauthorized disclosure of that personal information. The Privacy Act strictly governs how federal government institutions will collect, use, store, disclose and dispose of any personal information.
Our access to information and privacy (ATIP) office is responsible for receiving and responding to all requests submitted under the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act.
- Annual Report on the Administration of the Privacy Act 2015-2016
- Annual Report on the Administration of the Privacy Act 2016-2017
- Annual Report on the Administration of the Privacy Act 2017-2018
Requests for Information
A requester seeking access to records under the Access to Information Act may write to SDTC providing a precise description of the records sought and enclosing an application fee of $5.00 made out to Sustainable Development Technology Canada. Requests can be made using this form.
There is no fee to process a request for information about yourself under the Privacy Act. The submission of a request does not guarantee that complete access will be provided to the records. SDTC must apply the exemptions and exceptions provided under the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act when disclosure could be expected to injure private or public interests. Requests can be made using this form.
Requests for information – either personal or non-personal – that are made pursuant to either the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act should be directed in writing to:
Sustainable Development Technology Canada
45 O’Connor Street
Completed Access to Information Requests
Summaries of completed Access to Information requests are available from the Government of Canada’s Open Government portal. They are made available on the portal within 30 calendar days after the end of each month.
Executive Team Expenses
SDTC, as a shared governance agency of the Government of Canada, is committed to transparency and accountability. This includes publishing a record of executive business travel and hospitality expenses.
- April 1 to June 30, 2019
- January 1 to March 31, 2019
- October 1 to December 31, 2018
- July 1 to September 30, 2018
- April 1 to June 30, 2018
- January 1 to March 31, 2018
- October 1 to December 31, 2017
- July 1 to September 31, 2017
- April 1 to June 31, 2017
- January 1 to March 31, 2017
- October 1 to December 31, 2016
- July 1 to September 30, 2016
- April 1 to June 30, 2016
- January 1 to March 31, 2016
- October 1 to December 31, 2015
- July 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015
- April 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015
- January 1, 2015 to March 31, 2015
- October 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014
- July 1, 2014 to September 30, 2014
SDTC invests in projects across the country, which often requires our employees to travel to different regions in order to carry out day-to-day operations, conduct due diligence, monitor projects and meet with companies.
The rules and guidelines for reimbursing travel and hospitality expenses are contained in SDTC’s Travel and Expense Claim Policy. This policy provides directives for reimbursement of legitimate and reasonable expenses incurred while conducting business on behalf of SDTC. Business travel and hospitality expenses on this site will be updated quarterly.
Please note that information that would not be disclosed under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act will not appear on this site.
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