Reports on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences for 2010-11

As required by the Treasury Board Directive for the Management of Expenditures on Travel, Hospitality and Conferences, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conferences by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011.

This information is updated annually and does not contain information withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act.

Expenditures on travel, hospitality and conferences incurred by federal departments and agencies are related to supporting departmental mandate(s) and the Government of Canada’s priorities.

SSHRC’s purpose is to promote and assist research and scholarship in the social sciences and humanities. Social sciences and humanities research builds knowledge about people in the past and present, with a view toward creating a better future, by:

  • supporting postsecondary research and research training to enhance the economic, social and cultural development of Canada, its communities and regions; and
  • contributing to key policies across government and society by funding excellent research on priority issues.

Further information on the SSHRC mandate and program activities can be found in Part II of the Main Estimates.

SSHRC’s program delivery is centered around a peer review model. External experts from across the country and the world contribute their time and expertise to adjudicate grant proposals and scholarship applicants with the aim of funding excellence for the benefit of Canada. The majority of SSHRC’s travel and hospitality expenses are to support this peer review process. 

Total annual expenditures for travel, hospitality and conferences of SSHRC are summarized below:

Expenditure Category Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2011 (in thousands of dollars)
Travel–Public Servants 278
Travel–Non-Public Servants 741
International Travel by Minister and Minister’s Staff 0
Total Travel 1,019
Hospitality 149
Conference Fees 13
TOTAL 1,181