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 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
- Annual Report on the Administration of the Access to Information Act 2018-2019
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
- Annual Report on the Administration of the Privacy Act 2018-2019
Access to Information and Privacy Requests
The first step in making an Access to Information or Privacy request is to determine who holds the records. Please refer to Info Source (PDF) to find out what Sustainable Development Technology Canada does and what information it holds.
To determine if another department or agency holds the information you are seeking, please contact one of the Access to Information and Privacy Coordinators, listed by organization.
Submitting an online request
The Access to Information and Privacy Online Request Service offers a convenient way to make:
- an access to information request
- a personal information request
- enables individuals to make an online request for information that is held by a Government of Canada institution
- eliminates the need to print, scan, and email or mail a form to an institution
Mailing your request
Access to Information and Privacy Services
Sustainable Development Technology Canada
1850-45 O’Connor Street, Ottawa ON K1P 1A4
Please note that a $5 application fee applies to only Access to Information requests. There is no fee for requests for your personal information.
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.
- October 1 to December 31, 2019
- July 1 to September 30, 2019
- 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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