Annual Report on Travel, Hospitality and Conference Expenditures

For the period ending March 31, 2020

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 Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Center of Canada (FINTRAC) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020.

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.

FINTRAC's travel, hospitality and conference expenditures support the delivery of the following core programs and services to Canadians.

Mandate

FINTRAC is Canada's financial intelligence unit. Its mandate is to facilitate the detection, prevention and deterrence of money laundering and the financing of terrorist activities, while ensuring the protection of personal information under its control.

FINTRAC was established by, and operates within the ambit of, the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA) and its Regulations. The Centre is one of several domestic partners in Canada's anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing (AML/ATF) regime, which is led by the Department of Finance.

Further information on the mandate, roles, responsibilities and programs of FINTRAC can be found in FINTRAC's Departmental Plan.

Travel, Hospitality and Conference Expenditures
Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada
Year ended March 31, 2020
Expenditure Category Expenditures for year ended March 31, 2020
($ thousands)
Expenditures for year ended March 31, 2019
($ thousands)
Variance
($ thousands)
Travel
Operational activities $484 $458 $26
Key stakeholders $177 $141 $36
Internal governance $15 $22 -$8
Training $182 $174 $8
Other $0 $29 -$29
A. Total travel $857 $824 $34
B. Hospitality $20 $16 $4
C. Conference Fees $15 $10 $5
Total [A+B+C] $892 $850 $42
International travel by minister and minister's staff (included in travel) N/A N/A N/A
 

Please note that totals may not add properly due to rounding.

Significant variances compared with previous fiscal year

Travel:

Compared with fiscal year 2019–20, departmental travel expenditures increased by $34K or 4%. This variance is not significant.

Hospitality:

Compared with fiscal year 2019–20, departmental hospitality expenditures increased by $4K or 23%. This variance is not significant.

Conference fees:

Compared with fiscal year 2019–20, departmental conference fee expenditures increased by $5K or 50%. This variance is not significant.

Minister and minister's exempt staff:

Not applicable.

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