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Annual Report on Travel, Hospitality and Conference Expenditures

For the year ending March 31, 2019

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 FINTRAC for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019, except for information withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act.

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: facilitating the detection, prevention and deterrence of money laundering, terrorist activity financing and other threats to the security of Canada. The Centre also undertakes activities to ensure compliance by reporting entities with their obligations under Part 1 of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act.

Internationally, FINTRAC is part of the Egmont Group, an international network of financial intelligence units that collaborate and exchange information to combat money laundering and terrorist activity financing. In addition, FINTRAC must attend frequent meetings of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and also regularly provides technical assistance training to counterpart Financial Intelligence Units.

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, 2019

(in thousands of dollars)
Expenditure Category Expenditures for year ended March 31, 2019
Expenditures for year ended March 31, 2018
(a – b)
Operational activities $458 $435 $23
Key stakeholders $141 $148 -$7
Internal governance $22 $37 -$15
Training $174 $270 -$96
Other $29 $0 $29
A. Total travel $824 $890 -$66
B. Hospitality $16 $38 -$22
C. Conference Fees $10 $16 -$6
Total $850 $944 -$94
International travel by minister and minister’s staff (included in travel) N/A N/A N/A

Significant variances compared with previous fiscal year

FINTRAC's expenditures for travel, hospitality and conference fees have decreased by a total of $94K (-10%) between 2017–18 and 2018–19.

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