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Evaluation of Freshwater Programs under the Action Plan for Clean Water

Acronyms used in the report

Final Report
November 2011

Report clearance steps

Planning phase completed
March 2011
Report sent for management response
October 2011
Management response received
October 2011
Report completed
November 2011
Report approved by the Departmental Evaluation Committee (DEC)
November 2011

Acronyms used in the report

AAFC
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
AANDC
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
AOCs
Areas of Concern
BMPs
Beneficial Management Practices
BUIs
beneficial use impairments
CEPA 1999
Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
CESD
Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development
COA
Canada–Ontario Agreement Respecting the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem
CWA
Canada Water Act
DFO
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
EC
Environment Canada
EI
ecosystem initiative
ES
ecosystem sustainability
ESB
Ecosystem Sustainability Board
G&C
Grants and Contributions
GLAP
Great Lakes Action Plan
GLBEI
Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem Initiative
GLSF
Great Lakes Sustainability Fund
GLSRP
Great Lakes Sediment Remediation Projects
GLWQA
Canada–U.S. Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
IJC
International Joint Commission
IBWTA
International Boundary Waters Treaty Act
LSCUF
Lake Simcoe Clean-Up Fund
LSPA
Lake Simcoe Protection Act
LWBI
Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative
LWBSF
Lake Winnipeg Basin Stewardship Fund
MNR
Ministry of Natural Resources (Ontario)
MOE
Ministry of the Environment (Ontario)
MOU
memorandum of understanding
NCR
National Capital Region
OGDs
other government departments
OMAFRA
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs
PAA
Program Activity Architecture
PAC
public advisory committee
PC
Parks Canada
PEIMF
Priority Ecosystem Initiatives Management Framework
PROPEL
Protect and Preserve the Environment of Lake Simcoe Committee
PWGSC
Public Works and Government Services Canada
RAP
remedial action plan
RDG
Regional Director General
RMAF
Results-based Management and Accountability Framework
SOLEC
State of the Great Lakes Ecosystem Conference
TBS MAF
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Management Accountability Framework
TBS
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
TRC
technical review committee
U.S.
United States
U.S. EPA
United States Environmental Protection Agency

Acknowledgments

The Audit and Evaluation Branch, Evaluation Division project team led by Robert Tkaczyk, under the direction of William Blois, Director of Evaluation, would like to thank all those who contributed to this project, particularly the members of the departmental evaluation committee, as well as all interviewees who provided insights and comments crucial to this evaluation. This evaluation was conducted by EKOS Research Associates Ltd., and the final report was prepared by EKOS Research Associates Ltd.

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