Management Response and Action Plan

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

The recommendations aim to acknowledge the importance of regional delivery of the CFP to address local needs and unique capacities, while identifying opportunities to improve the ability to report its relevance and performance at a national level.

Recommendation Planned Action on the Recommendation Target Completion Date Responsible Official (position)
  1. The RDAs and FedNor should build upon their efforts to provide a comprehensive national picture of the results of the CFP, to the extent possible, by:
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  1. aligning regional performance measurement to the national PM Strategy, including reviewing and improving adoption of common data definitions set out in the Strategy;
  1. In collaboration with Community Futures Organizations (CFOs), each Regional Development Agency (RDA) and FedNor will review its regional Performance Measurement (PM), taking into account regional specificities and the complex series of issues facing rural communities. RDAs and FedNor will ensure indicators are aligned with the national PM Strategy, and will ensure a common interpretation of definitions in the national PM strategy. RDAs and FedNor may adopt additional indicators to reflect unique regional circumstances;
  1. March 2021

Assistant Deputy Minister, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

Assistant Deputy Minister, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED-Q)

Assistant Deputy Minister, Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor)

Assistant Deputy Minister, Business Innovation and Community Development (BICD), and Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, Partnerships and Communications, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev)

Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Strategic Direction, Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)

  1. exploring ways to improve how the impact of the community economic development and strategic planning components are measured, and the range of interventions in these areas is captured;
  1. In collaboration with CFOs, and in the context of the PM Strategy, RDAs and FedNor will consider ways to improve how the impact of the community economic development and strategic planning components are efficiently measured, and that the range of interventions is captured;
  1. March 2021
  1. considering the addition of standardized indicators to reflect GBA+ considerations; and
  1. In collaboration with CFOs, RDAs and FedNor will consider incorporating GBA+ considerations in program indicators while examining the harmonization of relevant definitions;
  1. March 2021
  1. exploring ways to provide a national level quantitative assessment of program efficiency.
  1. In collaboration with CFOs, RDAs and FedNor will consider the feasibility of national level performance efficiency indicators.   
  1. March 2022
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