2019 Fiscal Year
Lazer Grant Chartered Accountants have conducted the annual audit and presented the financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019. The financial statements were prepared in accordance with the Canadian accounting standards for not-for-profit organizations (ASNPO). This report summarizes the financial statements.
Total revenue at December 31, 2019 was $13.5 million which included $5.2 million of core revenue and $8.3 million of other program revenue.
Total 2019 expenditures were $13.2 million.
Excess of revenue over expenses for the year was $362,800.
Revenues are comprised of core funding and other program revenue. Core funding is an agreed amount of funding by sector and membership fees. Other program revenue is sourced from the federal government, grower organizations, corporate sponsors- and service fees to fund specific projects and activities.
|Grain companies assessment||1,868,403||2,258,163|
|Provincial grower groups assessment||2,574,999||2,803,329|
|Life science companies assessment||743,500||520,000|
|Total core revenue||5,208,402||5,603,888|
Other Program Revenue
|Producer Agronomy Funding||449,175||433,860|
|Research & Knowledge Transfer||169,275||118,355|
|Leasehold improvement allowance||21,031||21,031|
|Total other program revenue||8,331,194||6,515,874|
|Agronomy Specialists - operating costs||427,443||467,282|
|Research and knowledge transfer||193,978||207,366|
|Board of Directors' Meetings and Expenses||59,815||96,112|
|Memberships & Subscriptions||160,468||115,614|
2019 Reserve Summary
For the year ended December 31, 2019, the Council exceeded its 2019 Reserve Requirement by $3,560,704.
*As per Board policy, the Revenue Stabilization Surplus Requirement is calculated as 20% of the actual core revenues of the previous audited year. 2018 Core Revenues $5,681,415 x 20% = $1,136,283
Due to production challenges in 2019 and the ongoing trade disruption with China, the Revenue Stabilization requirement will increase to 50% from 20% of core revenues of the previous audited year.
2020 Reserve Summary
Based on the new formula, at December 31, 2020 the Council is projecting to be in excess of the Surplus Requirements by $1,722,386.
As per Board policy, the Revenue Stabilization Surplus Requirement is calculated as 50% of the actual core revenues of the previous audited year. 2019 core revenues $5,208,402 x 50% = $2,604,201
Coordinated Programs are administered by the Canola Council and funded by the following organizations:
|Brand development||Canadian Canola Growers Association, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canadian Oilseed Processors Association|
|Canola Agronomic Research Program||Alberta Canola, SaskCanola and Manitoba Canola Growers Association|
|Canola Performance Trials||Funds transferred to SaskCanola, no longer administered by the Canola Council of Canada|
|Canola Digest||Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba provincial producer organizations, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Science issue)|
|Flax service agreement||Flax Council of Canada and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada|
Co-sponsored Programs – Agrimarketing Program and Science Cluster
For the year ended December 31, 2019, 29% (2018 – 19.5%) of total revenues and 42% (2018- 30.7%) of total expenses are related to these co-sponsored projects.
The following excerpts from the audited financial statements contain Auditor’s Report, Statement of Financial Position, Statement of Operations, Statement of Changes in Net Assets, Statement of Cash Flow, and Notes to the Financial Statements and do not include the supporting schedules. The complete audited financial statements are available at the offices of the Canola Council of Canada.