Summary of the Evaluation of the Nation’s Capital Extraordinary Policing Costs Program (NCEPCP)

About the Program

NCEPCP is a contribution program whose purpose is to reimburse the City of Ottawa in recognition of the unique policing environment created by the presence of federal landmarks, institutions and events of national significance in the Nation’s Capital.

Following the terrorist attack at the War Memorial and Parliament Hill on October 22, 2014, the Economic Action Plan 2015 announced the Government of Canada would provide $10 million over five years to the City of Ottawa to support these extraordinary policing costs incurred by the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) in performing policing duties specific to the Nation’s Capital.

What We Examined

The purpose of the evaluation was to examine the relevance and performance of NCEPCP from its inception in 2015-16 to 2018-19.

Evaluation Findings


The ADM of the Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch should, as part of program renewal:

  1. Examine the full scope of security costs related to events unique to the Nation’s Capital and explore options to engage other federal partners in supporting these costs;
  2. Assess performance measurement and reporting requirements at both the program and recipient level;
  3. Include GBA+ considerations in program design and implementation.
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