Quarterly Financial Report
For the quarter ended June 30, 2016

Statement outlining results, risks and significant changes in operations, personnel and programming

1. Introduction

This quarterly report has been prepared by management as required by section 65.1 of the Financial Administration Act and in the form and manner prescribed by the Treasury Board Accounting Standard 1.3. It should be read in conjunction with the Main Estimates. This report has not been subject to an external audit or review.

1.1 Authority, Mandate and Program Activities

Status of Women Canada (SWC) is a federal government agency that promotes equality for women and their full participation in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada.

SWC works to advance equality for women and to remove barriers to women’s participation in society, putting particular emphasis on three priority areas:

  • Increasing women's and girls’ economic security and prosperity;
  • ending violence against women and girls and;
  • supporting the advancement and increased representation of women and girls in leadership and decision-making roles.

SWC is also responsible for providing strategic policy advice and gender-based analysis support, administering the Women’s Program and promoting commemorative events related to women and girls in Canada. The organization also plays an important role in Canada’s efforts to meet its international obligations on gender equality.

Further details on SWC’s mandate, raison d’être, responsibilities and program activities may be found in the organization’s 2016-17 Report on Plans and Priorities and 2016-17 Main Estimates.

1.2 Basis of Presentation

This quarterly report has been prepared by SWC management using an expenditure basis of accounting. The accompanying Statement of Authorities includes the agency’s spending authorities granted by Parliament and those used by the agency consistent with the Main Estimates for the 2015-16 fiscal year. This quarterly report has been prepared using a special purpose financial reporting framework designed to meet financial information needs with respect to the use of spending authorities.

The authority of Parliament is required before moneys can be spent by the Government. Approvals are given in the form of annually approved limits through appropriation acts or through legislation in the form of statutory spending authority for specific purposes.

The agency uses the full accrual method of accounting to prepare and present its annual departmental financial statements that are part of the departmental performance reporting process. However, the spending authorities voted by Parliament remain on an expenditure basis.

2. Highlights of fiscal quarter and fiscal year to date (YTD) results

This section highlights the significant items that contributed to the net increase or decrease in resources available for the year and actual expenditures for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 in comparison to the prior year.

2.1 Significant changes to authorities

As reflected in the Statement of Authorities, SWC received for the first quarter additional budgetary authorities in this fiscal year compared to the previous year for the implementation of the Action Plan to Address Family Violence and Violent Crime Against Aboriginal Women and Girls initiatives.

2.2 Significant changes to expenditures

Overall, the proportion of SWC’s total budgetary expenditures as of June 30, 2015, is comparable to the expenditures as of June 30, 2014 with approximately 16 percent of the authorities available for use expended at the end of the first quarter.

Compared to the previous year, the expenditures at the quarter ending June 30, 2015, have decreased by $578 thousand (11%) from $5,312 thousand to $4,734 thousand (Figure 1).

This 11 percent decrease is primarily due to a decrease of $297 thousand in transfer payments that vary from year to year and a decrease of $264 thousand in other subsidies and payments due to a one-time transition payment for implementing salary payment in arrears by the Government of Canada.

The majority of the expenditures are for transfer payments and personnel expenditures, which represents 95 percent of the total gross amount spent as of June 30, 2015.

Figure 1 outlines the total authorities available for use and total expenditures for the second quarter.

Figure 1: (in thousands)
  2015-2016 2014-2015
Authorities Available 30,488 29,608
Expenditures 4,734 5,312

3. Risks and uncertainties

SWC approaches risk as an integral part of its planning process, recognizing the need for strong risk management in all of its operations, as well as at the corporate level. SWC’s corporate risk profile, review of budgetary challenges, management practices and risk mitigation strategies were all monitored on a regular basis by its senior management.

4. Significant changes in operations, personnel and programs

There have been no significant changes in operations, personnel and programs over the last year.

Approval by Senior Officials

Approved by Senior Officials:

Approved by:

Meena Ballantyne, Deputy Head
Gatineau, Canada

August 12, 2015

Anik Lapointe
Chief Financial Officer


Status of Women Canada
Statement of Authorities (unaudited)
For the quarter ended June 30, 2015

(in thousand of dollars) Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Fiscal Year 2014-2015
  Total available for use for the year ending March 31, 2016Footnote * Used during the quarter ended June 30, 2015 Year to date used at quarter-end   Total available for use for the year ending March 31, 2015Footnote * Used during the quarter ended June 30, 2014 Year to date used at quarter-end
Vote 1 - Operating expenditures 9,776 2,165 2,165   9,371 2,452 2,452
Vote 5 - Grants and Contributions 19,430 2,262 2,262   19,033 2,559 2,559
Statutory authorities
Employee Benefit Plan 1,282 307 307   1,204 301 301
Total Authorities - Budgetary 30,488 4,734 4,734   29,608 5,312 5,312

Status of Women Canada
Departmental budgetary expenditures by Standard Object (unaudited)
For the quarter ended September 30, 2016

(in thousands of dollars) Fiscal year 2015-2016 Fiscal year 2014-2015
Total available for use for the year ending March 31, 2016Footnote* Used during the quarter ended June 30, 2015 Year to date used at quarter-end Total available for use for the year ending March 31, 2015Footnote* Used during the quarter ended June 30, 2014 Year to date used at quarter-end
Expenditures
Personnel 8,862 2,229 2,229 8,500 2,275 2,275
Transportation and communications 588 54 54 574 63 63
Information 123 13 13 125 8 8
Professional and special services 1,128 120 120 1,014 97 97
Rentals 55 42 42 56 39 39
Repair and maintenance 62 0 0 63 0 0
Utilities, materials and supplies 62 3 3 63 3 3
Acquisition of machinery and equipment 176 9 9 178 2 2
Transfer payments 19,430 2,262 2,262 19,033 2,559 2,559
Other subsidies and payments 1 2 2 2 266 266
Total gross Budgetary expenditures 30,488 4,734 4,734 29,608 5,312 5,312
Less Revenues netted against expenditures - - - - - -
Total net budgetary expenditures 30,488 4,734 4,734 29,608 5,312 5,312
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