Future-Oriented Statement of Operations For the Year Ending March 31, 2020

Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
Future-Oriented Statement of Operations (unaudited) for the year ending March 31, 2020
(in thousands of dollars)
Forecast results
2018–19
Planned results
2019–20
Expenses (Note 6)
Economic Development in Southern Ontario $173,534 $180,297
Internal Services
17,434 17,003
Expenses incurred on behalf of government
(13,326) (3,334)
Total expenses 177,643 193,966
Net cost of operations before government funding and transfers $177,643 $193,966

The accompanying notes form an integral part of the Future-Oriented Statement of Operations.

Notes to the Future-Oriented Statements of Operations (unaudited)

1. Methodology and Significant Assumptions

The Future-Oriented Statement of Operations has been prepared on the basis of government priorities and departmental plans as described in the Departmental Plan.

The information in the forecast results for fiscal year 2018–19 is based on actual results as at November 30, 2018 and on forecasts for the remainder of the fiscal year. Forecasts have been made for the planned results for the 2019–20 fiscal year.

The main assumptions underlying the forecasts are as follows:

These assumptions are made as at November 30, 2018.

2. Variations and Changes to the Forecasted Financial Information

Although every attempt has been made to forecast final results for the remainder of 2018–19 and for 2019–20, actual results achieved for both years are likely to vary from the forecast information presented, and this variation could be material.

In preparing this Future-Oriented Statement of Operations the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario(FedDev Ontario) has made estimates and assumptions concerning the future. These estimates and assumptions may differ from the subsequent actual results. Estimates and assumptions are continually evaluated and are based on historical experience and other factors, including expectations of future events that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, and are continually evaluated.

Factors that could lead to material differences between the Future-Oriented Statement of Operations and the historical statement of operations include:

After the Departmental Plan is tabled in Parliament, FedDev Ontario will not be updating the forecasts for any changes in financial resources made in ensuing supplementary estimates. Variances will be explained in the Departmental Results Report.

3. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

The Future-Oriented Statement of Operations has been prepared using the Government's accounting policies that came into effect for the 2018–19 fiscal year which are based on Canadian public sector accounting standards. The presentation and results using the stated accounting policies do not result in any significant differences from Canadian public sector accounting standards.

Significant accounting policies are as follows:

a) Expenses

FedDev Ontario records expenses on an accrual basis.

Expenses for FedDev Ontario's operations are recorded when goods are received or services are rendered, including services provided without charge for accommodation, employee contributions to health and dental insurance plans, legal services and worker's compensation, which are recorded as expenses at their estimated cost. Vacation pay and compensatory leave, as well as severance benefits, are accrued and expenses are recorded as the benefits are earned by employees under their respective terms of employment.

Transfer payments are recorded as expenses when the recipients have met all the eligibility criteria and the transfers are authorized by March 31. In the case of transfers that do not form part of an existing program, the transfers are considered to be authorized when the government announces a decision to make a non-recurring transfer, provided the enabling legislation or authorization for payment receives parliamentary approval prior to the completion of the financial statements.

Expenses also include provisions to reflect changes in the value of assets, including provisions for bad debt on accounts receivable, provision for valuation on loans, investments and advances and inventory obsolescence or liabilities, including contingent liabilities and environmental liabilities, to the extent the future event is likely to occur and a reasonable estimate can be made.

Expenses also include amortization of tangible capital assets, which are capitalized at their acquisition cost. Amortization of tangible capital assets is done on a straight-line basis over the estimated useful life of the asset.

b) Revenues

Effective 2018–19, in accordance with Government of Canada accounting policies, FedDev Ontario records unconditionally repayable loans at face value since loans have been determined to not have significant concessionary terms. As a result, FedDev Ontario no longer records revenues on the unconditionally repayable loan portfolio.

4. Parliamentary Authorities

FedDev Ontario is financed by the Government of Canada through parliamentary authorities. Financial reporting of parliamentary authorities provided to FedDev Ontario differs from financial reporting according to generally accepted accounting principles because authorities are based mainly on cash flow requirements. Items recognized in the Future-Oriented Statement of Operations in one year may be funded through parliamentary authorities in prior, current, or future years. Accordingly, FedDev Ontario has a different net cost of operations for the year on a government funding basis than on an accrual accounting basis. The differences are reconciled in the following tables: (a) Reconciliation of net cost of operations to requested authorities, and (b) Authorities requested.

a) Reconciliation of net cost of operations to requested authorities
(in thousands of dollars)
Forecast results
2018–19
Planned results
2019–20
Net cost of operations before government funding and transfers 177,643 193,966
Adjustment for items affecting net cost of operations but not affecting authorities:
Amortization of tangible capitals assets
(17) (3)
Gain (loss) on disposal of tangible capital assets
20 -
Services provided without charge by other government departments
(3,377) (3,721)
Increase in vacation pay and compensatory leave
63 149
Increase in employee future benefits
309 306
Bad debt expense
(13,326) (3,334)
Refunds of previous years' expenditures
94 109
Total items affecting net cost of operations but not affecting authorities
(16,234) (6,494)
Adjustment for items not affecting net cost of operations but affecting authorities:
Acquisition of tangible capital assets
- -
Proceeds from disposal of tangible capital assets
- -
Loans issued on behalf of government
76,453 70,160
Total items not affecting net cost of operations but affecting authorities
76,453 70,160
Requested authorities 237,862 257,632
b) Authorities requested (in thousands of dollars)
Forecast results for
2018–19
Planned results for
2019–20
Authorities requested
Vote 1 — Operating Expenditures
27,666 29,201
Vote 5 — Grants and Contributions
212,009 224,900
Statutory amounts
2,992 3,531
Less:
Lapsed: Vote 5 — Grants and Contributions
(4,805) -
Total authorities requested 237,862 257,632
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