Introduction to Info Source

Info Source: Sources of Federal Government and Employee Information provides information about the functions, programs, activities and related information holdings of government institutions subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act.  It provides individuals and employees of the government (current and former) with relevant information to access personal information about themselves held by government institutions subject to the Privacy Act and to exercise their rights under the Privacy Act.

The Introduction and an index of institutions subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act are availably centrally.

The Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act assign overall responsibility to the President of Treasury Board (as the designated Minister for the government-wide administration of the legislation).

BACKGROUND

Canada Lands Company CLC Limited (“CLC”) is a self-financing, federal commercial Crown corporation. CLC’s parent company and sole shareholder is Canada Lands Company Limited, which reports to the Parliament of Canada through the Minister of Public Services and Procurement.  CLC has the same principal goal in its policy mandate as its parent company, which is to ensure the commercially oriented, orderly disposition of selected surplus federal real properties with optimal value to the Canadian taxpayer and the holding and managing of certain properties. This was laid out by the government in 1995 and then reconfirmed in 2001. The realization of optimal value recognizes financial value, economic stimulation and the strengthening of the quality of life in communities where the company operates.

CLC receives no government appropriations and pays any profits not required for its operations as annual dividends to the federal government. Since its reactivation in 1995, CLC has achieved success in its many endeavours across the country, including contributions of over $1-billion to the Government of Canada as payment for properties, elimination of carrying costs and payment of taxes and declarations of dividends.

Canada Lands Company CLC Limited also holds and operates certain properties, such as the CN Tower.

RESPONSIBILITIES

CLC’s role in the disposal of surplus properties is described in Treasury Board’s Directive on the Sale or Transfer of Surplus Real Property, which permits custodians to only sell to CLC those specific surplus federal real properties or portfolios identified as strategic. Strategic surplus real properties are properties or portfolios of properties with the potential for significantly enhanced value, those that are highly sensitive, or a combination of these factors.

Because of the complexity associated with these properties, they may require innovative efforts and a comprehensive management approach to move them into the market. As such, CLC follows transparent processes and ensures that it remains sensitive to local real estate market conditions.

CLC works regularly with federal, provincial and municipal stakeholders. CLC ensures broad market exposure and competitive bidding.  It also maintains a commitment to environmental sustainability in its projects and respects heritage considerations. It recognizes that best value for the Government includes a commitment to optimize both community value and financial value, which contributes to an enhancement of the quality of life in the communities in which CLC operates across Canada.

INSTITUTIONAL FUNCTIONS, PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

CLC operates in two related business sectors in order to produce the optimal return on its work, to the benefit of all Canadians.

Real Estate and Development

Real estate & development is an important facet of the work CLC undertakes to improve the value of a given asset. Following the purchase of a development property at fair market value, CLC may elect to develop, hold or sell a property. With development it initiates a community consultation process, from which input is collected to create an appropriate plan for the property and surrounding context. CLC will then seek relevant approvals from all levels of local government.

Attractions

CLC is one of the country’s largest attractions operators. The company has an established track record of consistent financial success managing and operating some of Canada’s most iconic and historically significant landmarks. CLC has particularly excelled in developing innovative marketing programs to attract visitors and guests even during difficult economic conditions.

INTERNAL SERVICES

Internal services constitute groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are management and oversight services, communications services, legal services, human resources management services, financial management services, information management services, information technology services, real property services, materiel services, acquisition services, and travel and other administrative services. Internal services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program.

Acquisition Services

Acquisition services involve activities undertaken to acquire a good or service to fulfill a properly completed request (including a complete and accurate definition of requirements and certification that funds are available) until entering into or amending a contract.

Communications Services

Communications services involve activities undertaken to ensure that Government of Canada communications are effectively managed, well-coordinated and responsive to the diverse information needs of the public. The communications management function ensures that the public—internal or external—receives government information, and that the views and concerns of the public are taken into account in the planning, management and evaluation of policies, programs, services and initiatives.

Financial Management Services

Financial management services involve activities undertaken to ensure the prudent use of public resources, including planning, budgeting, accounting, reporting, control and oversight, analysis, decision support and advice, and financial systems.

Human Resources Management Services

Human resources management services involve activities undertaken for determining strategic direction, allocating resources among services and processes, as well as activities relating to analyzing exposure to risk and determining appropriate countermeasures. They ensure that the service operations and programs of the federal government comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies and plans.

Information Management Services

Information management services involve activities undertaken to achieve efficient and effective information management to support program and service delivery; foster informed decision making; facilitate accountability, transparency and collaboration; and preserve and ensure access to information and records for the benefit of present and future generations.

Information Technology Services

Information technology services involve activities undertaken to achieve efficient and effective use of information technology to support government priorities and program delivery, to increase productivity, and to enhance services to the public.

Legal services

Legal services involve activities undertaken to enable government departments and agencies to pursue policy, program and service delivery priorities and objectives within a legally sound framework.

Management and Oversight Services

Management and oversight services involve activities undertaken for determining strategic direction and allocating resources among services and processes, as well as those activities related to analyzing exposure to risk and determining appropriate countermeasures. They ensure that the service operations and programs of the federal government comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies or plans.

Materiel Services

Materiel services involve activities undertaken to ensure that materiel can be managed by departments in a sustainable and financially responsible manner that supports the cost-effective and efficient delivery of government programs.

Real Property Services

Real property services involve activities undertaken to ensure that real property is managed in a sustainable and financially responsible manner, throughout its life cycle, to support the cost-effective and efficient delivery of government programs.

Travel and Other Administrative Services

Travel and other administrative services include Government of Canada travel services, as well as those other internal services that do not smoothly fit with any of the internal services categories.

CLASSES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

In the course of conducting the programs and activities of CLC, categories of personal information may be accumulated which are not contained in the specific information banks described above. This information is stored as part of the general subject files, where records are not normally retrieved by name of individual or other identifier.

This form of personal information is normally retrievable only if specifics are provided concerning the subject matter, related program activity, as well as the date the information was received by CLC and the name of the person to whom it was addressed. The retention periods for these types of personal information are controlled by the records disposal schedules of the general subject files in which they are stored.

MANUALS

●          Canada Lands Company Limited Policy Manual 2017

●          CN Tower Employee Handbook (as it relates to the CN Tower)

●          Collective Agreement (as it relates to the CN Tower)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The Government of Canada encourages the release of information through requests outside the ATIP process.  You may wish to consult Canada Lands Company CLC Limited’s completed Access to Information Summaries.  http://en.clc.ca/info-privacy.

Please see the Introduction to this publication for information on formal access procedures under the provisions of the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. The following outlines how to make a formal ATIP request.

Mail your letter or Access to Information Request Form http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/tbsf-fsct/350-57-eng.asp or Personal Information Request Form http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/tbsf-fsct/350-58-eng.asp, along with $5.00 application fee payable to Canada Lands Company CLC Limited to the following address:

Access to Information & Privacy Co-ordinator

1 University Avenue, Suite 1200
Toronto, Ontario  M5J 2P1
Telephone: 416-952-6111
Facsimile: 416-952-6164

READING ROOM

In accordance with the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act, an area on the premises will be made available should the applicant wish to review materials on site.  The address is:

Canada Lands Company CLC Limited
1 University Avenue, Suite 1200
Toronto, Ontario  M5J 2P1
Telephone: 416-952-6111