Government of Canada information
Find sources for federal government staff, and information and links to key ministries SFU most often interacts with.
Lobbying with the Government of Canada
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Key Federal Ministries
Below you can find information regarding ministries that SFU most often interacts with. For information regarding a Minister's mandate, please click on their ministerial portfolio. For a full listing on all departments and agencies, you may visit the Government of Canada website.
The Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) is responsible for leveraging science and innovation to develop the Canadian economy. The ministry oversees the many regional, science, and innovation organizations and council that promote and fund research and innovation activities.
- National Research Council
- National Sciences and Engineering Research Council
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research
- Canada Foundation for Innovation
- Science, Technology and Innovation Council
- Western Economic Diversification Canada
- Copyright Board of Canada
- Statistics Canada
The Department of Finance oversees the development and implementation of the federal budget, dictating the distribution of funding for the implementation of the government’s initiatives and services.
The Department of Canadian Heritage oversees culture, arts, and civics in Canada. The department provides funding for arts, athletics, and support for the official languages.
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs oversees the maintenance of the relationships of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis with the Government of Canada, and leads development in Canada’s north.
Indigenous Services Canada develops and maintains the services made available to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis in Canada.
Infrastructure Canada (INFC) oversees the investment and development of national and regional infrastructure, including public transit and green infrastructure.
Global Affairs Canada (GAC) oversees the maintenance of Canada’s international relations, trade, and development.
The Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship oversees the management of immigration into Canada, as well as the provides support services to refugees.