Financial Statements 2011-12

Auditor General of Canada's Coat of Arms

Independent Auditor's Report

To the Speaker of the House of Commons and the Speaker of the Senate

Report on the Financial Statements

I have audited the accompanying financial statements of the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages, which comprise the statement of financial position as at 31 March 2012, and the statement of operations and net financial position, statement of change in net debt and statement of cash flows for the year then ended, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

Management's Responsibility for the Financial Statements

Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of these financial statements in accordance with Canadian public sector accounting standards, and for such internal control as management determines is necessary to enable the preparation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

Auditor's Responsibility

My responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on my audit. I conducted my audit in accordance with Canadian generally accepted auditing standards. Those standards require that I comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor's judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the entity's preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity's internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.

I believe that the audit evidence I have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for my audit opinion.

Opinion

In my opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages as at 31 March 2012, and the results of its operations, changes in its net debt, and its cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with Canadian public sector accounting standards.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

In my opinion, the transactions of the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages that have come to my notice during my audit of the financial statements have, in all significant respects, been in accordance with the Financial Administration Act and regulations and the Official Languages Act.

The original version was signed by:
Michael Ferguson, FCA
Auditor General of Canada

  25 July 2012
  Ottawa, Canada

Statement of Management Responsibility Including Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

Responsibility for the integrity and objectivity of the accompanying financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2012 and all information contained in these statements rests with the management of the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages (OCOL). These financial statements have been prepared by management using the Treasury Board's accounting policies, which are based on Canadian public sector accounting standards.

Management is responsible for the integrity and objectivity of the information in these financial statements. Some of the information in the financial statements is based on management's best estimates and judgment, and gives due consideration to materiality. To fulfill its accounting and reporting responsibilities, management maintains a set of accounts that provides a centralized record of OCOL's financial transactions. Financial information submitted in the preparation of the Public Accounts of Canada, and included in OCOL's Departmental Performance Report, is consistent with these financial statements.

Management is also responsible for maintaining an effective system of internal control over financial reporting (ICFR) designed to provide reasonable assurance that financial information is reliable, that assets are safeguarded and that transactions are properly authorized and recorded in accordance with the Financial Administration Act and other applicable legislation, regulations, authorities and policies.

Management seeks to ensure the objectivity and integrity of data in its financial statements through careful selection, training and development of qualified staff; through organizational arrangements that provide appropriate divisions of responsibility; through communication programs aimed at ensuring that regulations, policies, standards, and managerial authorities are understood throughout OCOL and through conducting an annual risk-based assessment of the effectiveness of the system of ICFR.

The system of ICFR is designed to mitigate risks to a reasonable level based on an ongoing process to identify key risks, to assess effectiveness of associated key controls, and to make any necessary adjustments.

A risk-based assessment of the system of ICFR for the year ended March 31, 2012 was completed in accordance with the Treasury Board Policy on Internal Control and the results and action plans are summarized in the annex.

The effectiveness and adequacy of OCOL's system of internal control was reviewed by the Audit and Evaluation Committee, which oversees management's responsibilities for maintaining adequate control systems and the quality of financial reporting, and which recommends the financial statements to the Commissioner.

The Office of the Auditor General, the independent auditor for the Government of Canada has expressed an opinion on the fair presentation of OCOL's financial statements which does not include an audit opinion on the annual assessment of the effectiveness of the OCOL's internal controls over financial reporting.

The original version was signed by:
Graham Fraser
Commissioner of Official Languages

The original version was signed by:
Lise Cloutier
Chief Financial Officer
Assistant Commissioner
Corporate Management

  Ottawa, Canada
  July 25, 2012

Financial Statements for the Year Ended March 31, 2012

OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
Statement of Financial Position
As at March 31

(in dollars)
  2012 2011
Liabilities
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities (note 4)
1,828,491 1,553,691
Vacation pay and compensatory leave
724,799 714,719
Employee future benefits (note 5)
1,512,011 3,112,185
Total liabilities 4,065,301 5,380,597
Financial assets
Due from Consolidated Revenue Fund
1,664,526 1,431,375
Accounts receivable and advances (note 6)
144,515 96,669
Total financial assets 1,809,041 1,528,044
Non-financial assets
Prepaid expenses
7,164 7,708
Tangible capital assets (note 7)
788,265 1,313,119
Total non-financial assets 795,429 1,320,827

Contractual obligations (note 8)

Contingent liabilities (note 9)

The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements.

The original version was signed by:
Graham Fraser
Commissioner of Official Languages

The original version was signed by:
Lise Cloutier
Chief Financial Officer
Assistant Commissioner
Corporate Management

  Ottawa, Canada
  July 25, 2012

OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
Statement of Operations and Net Financial Position
For the Year Ended March 31

(in dollars)
  2012
Planned results
2012 2011
Restated (note 12)
Expenses
Protection of Linguistic Rights
8,121,245 7,978,071 7,867,216
Promotion of Linguistic Duality
8,454,407 7,384,593 7,669,677
Internal Services
7,256,866 9,116,604 9,397,786
Total Expenses 23,832,518 24,479,268 24,934,679
Net cost of operations before government funding 23,832,518 24,479,268 24,934,679
Government funding
Net cash provided by Government
20,771,107 22,116,205 21,512,903
Change in due from Consolidated Revenue Fund
(91,484) 233,151 (81,733)
Services provided without charge by other government departments (note 10)
3,014,303 3,200,807 3,009,042
Net cost of operations after government funding 138,592 (1,070,895) 494,467
Net financial position - Beginning of year (2,627,294) (2,531,726) (2,037,259)

Segmented information (note 11)

The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements.

OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
Statement of Change in Net Debt
For the Year Ended March 31

(in dollars)
  2012
Planned results
2012 2011
Restated (note 12)
Net cost of operations after government funding 138,592 (1,070,895) 494,467
Change due to tangible capital assets
Acquisition of tangible capital assets
405,877 101,157 411,359
Amortization of tangible capital assets
(610,183) (624,992) (775,658)
Loss on disposal of tangible capital assets including adjustments
- (1,019) -
Total change due to tangible capital assets (204,306) (524,854) (364,299)
Change due to prepaid expenses - (544) 7,708
Net increase (decrease) in net debt (65,714) (1,596,293) 137,876
Net debt - Beginning of year 3,921,724 3,852,553 3,714,677

The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements.

OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
Statement of Cash Flows
For the Year Ended March 31

(in dollars)
  2012 2011
Operating activities
Net cost of operations before government funding
24,479,268 24,934,679
Non-cash items:
Amortization of tangible capital assets
(624,992) (775,658)
Loss on disposal of tangible capital assets
(1,019) -
Service provided without charge by other government departments (note 10)
(3,200,807) (3,009,042)
Variations in Statement of Financial Position:
Increase in accounts receivable and advances
47,846 48,608
Increase (decrease) in prepaid expenses
(544) 7,708
Decrease (increase) in accounts payable and accrued liabilities
(274,798) 5,207
Decrease (increase) in vacation pay and compensatory leave
(10,080) 88,881
Decrease (increase) in employee future benefits
1,600,174 (198,839)
Cash used in operating activities 22,015,048 21,101,544
Capital investing activities
Acquisition of tangible capital assets
101,157 411,359
Cash used in capital investing activities 101,157 411,359

The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements.

Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages
Notes to the Financial Statements
For the Year Ended March 31

1. Authority and objectives

The Parliament of Canada adopted the first Official Languages Act in 1969. This Act provided that English and French would henceforth have “equality of status and equal rights and privileges as to their use in all the institutions of the Parliament and Government of Canada”.

A new Official Languages Act came into force in 1988 and was amended on November 25, 2005. The Act sets out three basic objectives of the Government of Canada:

  1. ensure respect for English and French as official languages of Canada, and ensure equality of status and equal rights and privileges as to their use in all federal institutions;
  2. set out the powers, duties and functions of federal institutions with respect to the official languages of Canada;
  3. support the development of English and French linguistic minority communities and generally advance the equality of status and use of the English and French languages within Canadian society.

The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages (OCOL), which serves the public from its offices in Ottawa and its five regional offices, supports the Commissioner of Official Languages in fulfilling his mandate. The mandate of the Commissioner consists of taking all necessary measures to ensure recognition of the status of each of the official languages and compliance with the letter and the spirit of the Official Languages Act in the administration of the affairs of federal institutions, including any of their activities relating to the advancement of English and French in Canadian society.

OCOL has three program activities which are described below:

Through the Protection of Linguistic Rights activity, OCOL investigates complaints filed by citizens who believe their language rights have not been respected, evaluates compliance with the Official Languages Act by federal institutions and other organizations subject to the Act through performance measurements and audits, and intervenes proactively to prevent non-compliance with the Act. As well, OCOL may intervene before the courts in cases that deal with non-compliance with the Act.

Through the Promotion of Linguistic Duality activity, OCOL works with parliamentarians, federal institutions and other organizations subject to the Official Languages Act, official language communities and the Canadian public in promoting linguistic duality. OCOL builds links between federal institutions, official language communities and the different levels of government to help them better understand the needs of official language communities, the importance of bilingualism and the value of respecting Canada's linguistic duality. In order to fulfill its promotion role, OCOL conducts research, studies and public awareness activities as well as intervenes with senior federal officials so that they instil a change in culture to fully integrate linguistic duality in their organizations.

The Internal Services activity involves groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of the organization's programs and other corporate obligations. It includes Management and Oversight Services, Human Resources Management Services, Financial Management Services, Information Management Services, Information Technology Services, Real Property Services, Materiel Services, Acquisition Services, Travel Management Services and Other Administrative Services.

OCOL is named in Schedule I.1 of the Financial Administration Act (FAA) and is funded through annual authorities.

The Commissioner of Official Languages is appointed after approval of the appointment by resolution of the Senate and the House of Commons for a seven-year term (renewable). The Commissioner reports directly to Parliament.

2. Summary of significant accounting policies

These financial statements have been prepared using the Treasury Board's accounting policies stated below, 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:

  1. Parliamentary authorities

    OCOL is financed by the Government of Canada through parliamentary authorities. Financial reporting of authorities provided to OCOL do not parallel financial reporting according to generally accepted accounting principles since authorities are primarily based on cash flow requirements. Consequently, items recognized in the Statement of Operations and Net Financial Position and in the Statement of Financial Position are not necessarily the same as those provided through authorities from Parliament. Note 3 provides a reconciliation between the bases of reporting. The planned results amounts in the Statement of Operations and Net Financial Position are the amounts reported in the future-oriented financial statements included in the 2011–12 Report on Plans and Priorities.

  2. Net cash provided by Government

    OCOL operates within the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF), which is administered by the Receiver General for Canada. All cash received by OCOL is deposited to the CRF, and all cash disbursements made by OCOL are paid from the CRF. The net cash provided by Government is the difference between all cash receipts and all cash disbursements, including transactions between departments of the Government.

  3. Due from the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF)

    Amounts due from the CRF are the result of timing differences at year-end between when a transaction affects authorities and when it is processed through the CRF. Amounts due from the CRF represent the net amount of cash that OCOL is entitled to draw from the CRF without further authorities to discharge its liabilities.

  4. Expenses

    Expenses are recorded on the accrual basis:

    • Vacation pay and compensatory leave are accrued as the benefits are earned by employees under their respective terms of employment.
    • Services provided without charge by other government departments for accommodation, employer contributions to the health and dental insurance plans, payroll services and audit services are recorded as operating expenses at their estimated cost.
  5. Employee future benefits

    1. Pension benefits: Eligible employees participate in the Public Service Pension Plan, a multi-employer pension plan administered by the Government of Canada. OCOL's contributions to the Plan are charged to expenses in the year incurred and represent the total departmental obligation to the Plan. OCOL's responsibility with regard to the Plan is limited to its contributions. Actuarial surpluses or deficiencies are recognized in the financial statements of the Government of Canada, as the Plan's sponsor.
    2. Severance benefits: Employees entitled to severance benefits under labour contracts or conditions of employment earn these benefits as services necessary to earn them are rendered. The obligation relating to the benefits earned by employees is calculated using information derived from the results of the actuarially determined liability for employee severance benefits for the Government as a whole.
  6. Accounts receivable

    Accounts receivable are stated at the lower of cost and net recoverable value. A valuation allowance is recorded for accounts receivable where recovery is considered uncertain.

  7. Contingent liabilities

    Contingent liabilities are potential liabilities that may become actual liabilities when one or more future events occur or fail to occur. To the extent that the future event is likely to occur or fail to occur, and a reasonable estimate of the loss can be made, an estimated liability is accrued and an expense recorded. If the likelihood is not determinable or if an amount cannot be reasonably estimated, the contingency is disclosed in the notes to the financial statements.

  8. Tangible capital assets

    All tangible capital assets and leasehold improvements having an initial cost of $1,000 or more are recorded at their acquisition cost. OCOL does not capitalize intangible assets.

    Amortization of capital assets is done on a straight-line basis over the estimated useful life of the capital asset as follows:

    Asset Class Amortization Period
    Machinery and equipment 5 years
    Informatics hardware 4 years
    Furniture 5 years
    Informatics software 3 years
    Motor vehicles 7 years
    Leasehold improvements Lesser of the remaining term of the lease or the useful life of the improvement
  9. Measurement uncertainty

    The preparation of these financial statements requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities and expenses reported in the financial statements. At the time of preparation of these statements, management believes the estimates and assumptions to be reasonable. The most significant items where estimates are used are contingent liabilities, the liability for employee future benefits and the useful life of tangible capital assets. Actual results could significantly differ from those estimated. Management's estimates are reviewed periodically and, as adjustments become necessary, they are recorded in the financial statements in the year they become known.

3. Parliamentary authorities

OCOL receives its funding through annual parliamentary authorities. Items recognized in the Statement of Operations and Net Financial Position and the Statement of Financial Position in one year may be funded through parliamentary authorities in prior, current or future years. Accordingly, OCOL has different net results 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 current year authorities used
(in dollars)
  2012 2011
Net cost of operations before government funding
24,479,268 24,934,679
Adjustments for items affecting net cost of operations but not affecting authorities:
Services provided without charge by other government departments
(3,200,807) (3,009,042)
Amortization of tangible capital assets
(624,992) (775,658)
Decrease (increase) in vacation pay and compensatory leave
(10,080) 88,881
Decrease (increase) in employee future benefits
1,600,174 (198,839)
Other
10,860 18,645
Total - Adjustments for items affecting net cost of operations but not affecting authorities 22,254,423 21,058,666
Adjustments for items not affecting net cost of operations but affecting authorities:
Acquisitions of tangible capital assets
101,157 411,359
Increase (decrease) in prepaid expenses
(544) 7,708
Total - Adjustments for items not affecting net cost of operations but affecting authorities 100,613 419,067
(b) Reconciliation of authorities provided and used
(in dollars)
  2012 2011
Vote 20 – Program Expenditures
21,042,044 19,821,924
Statutory – Contributions to employee benefit plans
2,272,164 2,225,010
Statutory – Spending of proceeds from the disposal of surplus Crown assets
1,692 192
Total - Reconciliation of authorities provided and used 23,315,900 22,047,126
Lapsed: Operating
(960,864) (569,201)
Authorities available for future years
- (192)

4. Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

The following table presents details of OCOL's accounts payable and accrued liabilities:

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities (in dollars)
  2012 2011
Accounts payable - Other government departments and agencies
63,703 74,009
Accounts payable - External parties
979,553 1,037,478
Total accounts payable
1,043,256 1,111,487
Accrued liabilities
785,235 442,206

5. Employee future benefits

  1. Pension benefits

    OCOL's employees participate in the Public Service Pension Plan, which is sponsored and administered by the Government. Pension benefits accrue up to a maximum period of 35 years at a rate of 2 percent per year of pensionable service, times the average of the best five consecutive years of earnings. The benefits are integrated with Canada/Québec Pension Plan benefits and they are indexed to inflation.

    Both the employees and OCOL contribute to the cost of the Plan. The 2011–12 expense amounts to $1,633,686 ($1,561,957 in 2010–11), which represents approximately 1.8 times (1.9 times in 2010–11) the contributions by employees.

    OCOL's responsibility with regard to the Plan is limited to its contributions. Actuarial surpluses or deficiencies are recognized in the financial statements of the Government of Canada, as the Plan's sponsor.

  2. Severance benefits

    OCOL provides severance benefits to its employees based on eligibility, years of service and salary at termination of employment. These severance benefits are not pre-funded. Benefits will be paid from future authorities. Information about the severance benefits, measured as at March 31, is as follows:

    As part of collective agreement negotiations with certain employee groups, and changes to conditions of employment for executives and certain non-represented employees, the accumulation of severance benefits under the employee severance pay program ceased for these employees commencing in 2011–12. Employees subject to these changes have been given the option to be immediately paid the full or partial value of benefits earned to date or collect the full or remaining value of benefits on termination from the public service. These changes have been reflected in the calculation of the outstanding severance benefit obligation.

    Severance benefits
    (in dollars)
      2012 2011
    Accrued benefit obligation - Beginning of year 3,112,185 2,913,346
    Expense for the year 303,107 389,907
    Benefits paid during the year (1,903,281) (191,068)

6. Accounts receivable and advances

The following table presents details of OCOL's accounts receivable and advances balances:

Accounts receivable and advances
(in dollars)
  2012 2011
Receivables - Other government departments and agencies 138,432 90,007
Receivables - External parties 2,583 2,962
Employee advances 3,500 3,700

7. Tangible capital assets

Cost
(in dollars)
  Opening Balance Acquisitions Disposals Closing Balance
Machinery and equipment
456,513 61,877 - 518,390
Informatics hardware
3,575,238 5,015 (426,942) 3,153,311
Furniture
1,029,798 8,580 - 1,038,378
Informatics software
652,665 25,685 - 678,350
Motor vehicles
30,630 - - 30,630
Leasehold improvements
1,407,352 - - 1,407,352
Accumulated Amortization
(in dollars)
  Opening Balance Amortization Disposals Closing Balance
Machinery and equipment
416,039 38,568 - 454,607
Informatics hardware
2,926,177 266,338 (425,923) 2,766,592
Furniture
909,962 76,710 - 986,672
Informatics software
549,165 46,454 - 595,619
Motor vehicles
18,233 4,376 - 22,609
Leasehold improvements
1,019,501 192,546 - 1,212,047
Net Book Value
(in dollars)
  Opening Balance Closing Balance
Machinery and equipment
40,474 63,783
Informatics hardware
649,061 386,719
Furniture
119,836 51,706
Informatics software
103,500 82,731
Motor vehicles
12,397 8,021
Leasehold improvements
387,851 195,305

Amortization expense for the year ended March 31, 2012 was $624,992 ($775,658 in 2011).

8. Contractual obligations

OCOL has obligations arising in the normal course of operations for future years. These obligations include equipment rental, service contracts, as well as the obligation for workers' compensation death benefits which is explained hereafter.

OCOL employees are covered by workers' compensation benefits across Canada. This plan is managed by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). As plan manager, HRSDC has authority to charge to OCOL its share of the annual workers' compensation benefit payments incurred under the plan. These amounts are expensed by OCOL and charged to authorities when OCOL becomes liable to HRSDC in the year the amounts are billed.

In April 2002, the death of an employee resulted in the payment of benefits under the workers' compensation death benefit plan. The total cost is expected to be approximately $700,000, including a fee of 20% for administration costs, and is payable under the plan by OCOL to HRSDC. The 2011–12 expense in relation to this claim amounts to $44,171 ($43,142 in 2010–11). It is estimated that HRSDC will bill OCOL $223,000 over the next five years.

Contractual obligations (in dollars)
  2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17

9. Contingent liabilities

In the normal course of its operations, OCOL may become involved in various legal actions. Some of these legal actions may result in actual liabilities when one or more future events occur. To the extent that the future event is likely to occur, and a reasonable estimate of the loss can be made, a liability is accrued and an expense recorded in the financial statements. No contingent liabilities are recognized in OCOL's financial statements for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012.

10. Related party transactions

OCOL is related as a result of common ownership to all government departments, agencies, and Crown corporations. OCOL enters into transactions with these entities in the normal course of business and on normal trade terms. During the year, OCOL received common services which were obtained without charge from other government departments as disclosed below.

  1. Common services provided without charge by other government departments

    During the year, OCOL received services without charge from certain common service organizations, related to accommodation, the employer's contribution to the health and dental insurance plans, payroll services and audit services. These services provided without charge have been recorded in OCOL's Statement of Operations and Net Financial Position as follows:

    Common services provided without charge by other government departments (in dollars)
      2012 2011
    Accommodation 1,775,377 1,752,052
    Employer's contribution to the health and dental insurance plans 1,318,830 1,129,490
    Audit services 98,000 118,000
    Payroll services 8,600 9,500
  2. Other transactions with related parties

    Other transactions with related parties (in dollars)
      2012 2011
    Accounts receivable - Other government departments and agencies 138,432 90,007
    Accounts payable - Other government departments and agencies 63,703 74,009
    Expenses - Other government departments and agencies 3,176,719 3,066,414

Expenses disclosed in (b) exclude common services provided without charge, which are already disclosed in (a).

11. Segmented information

Presentation by segment is based on OCOL's program activity architecture as described in note 1 and on the same accounting policies as described in note 2. The following table presents the expenses incurred for the program activities, by major object of expenses. The segment results for the period are as follows:

Segmented information (in dollars)
  Protection of Linguistic Rights Promotion of Linguistic Duality Internal Services Total 2012 Total 2011
Operating expenses
Salaries and employee benefits
6,577,764 5,525,937 5,402,771 17,506,472 16,841,408
Professional and special services
392,831 590,424 1,916,917 2,900,172 3,826,304
Accommodation
639,136 585,874 550,367 1,775,377 1,752,052
Transportation and telecommunications
100,685 308,622 479,225 888,532 908,726
Amortization of tangible capital assets
224,997 206,247 193,748 624,992 775,658
Repairs and maintenance
- 28,556 290,878 319,434 330,831
Small equipments, materials and supplies
26,504 47,772 183,847 258,123 236,498
Communications and printing
12,495 86,039 29,367 127,901 180,014
Rentals and other
3,659 5,122 69,484 78,265 83,188

12. Accounting changes

During 2011–12, amendments were made to Treasury Board Accounting Standard 1.2––Departmental and Agency Financial Statements to improve financial reporting by government departments and agencies. The amendments are effective for financial reporting of fiscal years ending March 31, 2012, and later. The significant changes to OCOL's financial statements are described below. These changes have been applied retroactively, and comparative information for 2010–11 has been restated.

Net debt (calculated as liabilities less financial assets) is now presented in the Statement of Financial Position. Accompanying this change, OCOL now presents a Statement of Change in Net Debt and no longer presents a Statement of Equity.

Government funding, as well as the credit related to services provided without charge by other government departments, are now recognized in the Statement of Operations and Net Financial Position below “Net cost of operations before government funding”. In previous years, OCOL recognized these transactions directly in the Statement of Equity of Canada. The effect of this change was to decrease the net cost of operations after government funding by $25,550,163 for 2011–12 ($24,440,212 for 2010–11).

Accounting changes (in dollars)
  2011
As previously stated

Effect of change
2011
Restated
Statement of Operations and Net Financial Position:
Government funding
Net cash provided by Government
- 21,512,903 21,512,903
Change in due from Consolidated Revenue Fund
- (81,733) (81,733)
Services provided without charge by other government departments
- 3,009,042 3,009,042

13. Comparative information

Comparative figures have been reclassified to conform to the current year's presentation.