I am pleased to present the 2015–16 Annual Report of the Courts Administration Service (CAS), highlighting the achievements of our organization for the year ended March 31, 2016.
Fiscal year 2015–16 was marked by our continuous efforts to deliver quality services to the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada and the Tax Court of Canada, while making important strides in a number of priority areas. In particular, funding earmarked in Budget 2015 for the physical and information technology (IT) security of the federal courts and registry offices allowed the organization to make concrete and essential advances on these two fronts. These enhancements will ensure security measures respond to the distinct needs and challenges of the courts.
The progress made on our security and IT priorities in 2015–16 is the culmination of efforts undertaken during my first mandate, and I feel confident that our organization has laid the groundwork upon which CAS will continue to build in order to provide the highest quality of judicial, registry and corporate services to the courts. Going forward, we will maintain our focus on strengthening the courts overall security thereby laying the foundation to enable the move toward an integrated and secure electronic Courts and Registry Management System. Efforts will also be exerted to continue to foster an engaging workplace for our employees who, year after year, deliver high standards of service with professionalism and dedication.
As we look ahead, we can be proud of the accomplishments of the past year, and I am grateful for the invaluable contribution of our employees, as well as for the continued support of the Chief Justices and members of the courts.
Daniel Gosselin, FCPA, FCA