Government of Canada information

Find sources for federal government staff, and information and links to key ministries SFU most often interacts with.

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Lobbying with the Government of Canada

SFU is subject to the federal regulations from the Lobbying Act of 2008. Certain interactions with designated public office holders (elected MPs, Senators, Ministers, Deputy Minister, etc.) may be subject to recording with the government's Lobbying Commissioner. Please visit our Lobbyist Registration page for more information. 

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

Innovation, Science and Economic Development

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. 

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Finance

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.

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Canadian Heritage

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.

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Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs

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.

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Indigenous Services

Indigenous Services Canada develops and maintains the services made available to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis in Canada.

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Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada (INFC) oversees the investment and development of national and regional infrastructure, including public transit and green infrastructure.

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Global Affairs Canada

Global Affairs Canada (GAC) oversees the maintenance of Canada’s international relations, trade, and development.

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

The Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship oversees the management of immigration into Canada, as well as the provides support services to refugees. 

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