Quarterly Financial Reports (unaudited)
For the quarter ended September 30, 2018

 

A. Introduction

The Office of the Correctional Investigator was established in 1973 pursuant to Part II of the Inquiries Act. With the proclamation in November 1992 of Part III of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, this is now the enabling legislation. The mandate of the Correctional Investigator, as defined by this legislation, is to function as an Ombudsman for federal offenders. The Correctional Investigator is independent of the Correctional Service of Canada and may initiate an investigation on receipt of a complaint by or on behalf of an offender, at the request of the Minister or on his own initiative. The Correctional Investigator is required by legislation to report annually through the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness to both Houses of Parliament.

In addition, Section 19 of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act requires that the Correctional Service of Canada “where an inmate dies or suffers serious bodily injury” conduct an investigation and provide a copy of the report to the Correctional Investigator.

Internal Services supports the delivery of the Office's Ombudsman role to offenders as well as its corporate obligations to the Central Agencies of Government.

This quarterly financial report:
Should be read in conjunction with the Main Estimates (and as applicable - Supplementary Estimates and previous interim reports for the current year). It 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. It has not been subject to an external audit or review.

This quarterly report has been prepared by 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 organization consistent with the Main Estimates and Supplementary Estimates (as applicable) for the 2018-19 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 monies 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. When Parliament is dissolved for the purposes of a general election, section 30 of the Financial Administration Act authorizes the Governor General, under certain conditions, to issue a special warrant authorizing the Government to withdraw funds from the Consolidated Revenue Fund. A special warrant is deemed to be an appropriation for the fiscal year in which it is issued. The organization uses the full accrual method of accounting to prepare and present its annual financial statements that are part of the departmental results reporting process. However, the spending authorities voted by Parliament remain on an expenditure basis.

 

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

This section hightlights the significant items that contributed to amounts available for use and expenditures used for the quarter.

Comparison of Budget Authorities and Quarterly Expenditures as of September 30, 2018.

This table shows that the OCI spent $2,179,259 (41% of the Authorities) as of the second quarter of 2018-19. Authorities total $5,345,881.

 

Risks and Uncertainties:

This Quarterly Financial Report (QFR) reflects the results of the current fiscal year in relation to the Main Estimates (and Supplementary Estimates as applicable).

Approved by:

Ivan Zinger. J.D., Ph.D.
Correctional Investigator
Ottawa, Canada

Date


Manuel Marques
Chief Financial Officer
Ottawa, Canada

Date

 

By Vote

Fiscal year 2018-19 (in dollars)
By Vote Total available for use for the year ending March 31, 2019 Used during the quarter ended September 30, 2018 Year to date used at quarter-end
Vote 1 – Program expenditures $ 4,752,556 $ 981,363 $1,928,738
Budgetary statutory authorities 593,325 125,261 250,521
Total Authorities $ 5,345,881 $ 1,106,624 $ 2,179,259

 

Fiscal year 2017-18 (in dollars)
By Vote Total available for use for the year ending March 31, 2018 Used during the quarter ended September 30, 2017 Year to date used at quarter-end
Vote 1 – Program expenditures $ 4,278,515 $ 1,279,079 $2,203,988
Budgetary statutory authorities 513,203 128,301 256,602
Total Authorities $ 4,791,718 $ 1,407,380 $ 2,460,590

 

By Standard Object (SO)

Fiscal year 2018-19 (in dollars)
Gross Expenditures Planned expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2019 Expended during the quarter ended September 30, 2018 Year to date used at quarter-end
Personnel $ 4,352,240 $ 962,223 $ 1,964,226
Transportation and communications 300,000 55,740 82,774
Information 94,114 2,056 3,844
Professional and special services 400,000 76,131 107,212
Rentals 16,000 770 2,627
Repair and maintenance 59,888 1,991 2,194
Utilities, material and supplies 6,000 1,257 6,039
Acquisition of land, buildings and works - -  
Acquisition of machinery and equipment 35,000 2,336 2,368
Transfer payments - -  
Public debt charges - -  
Other subsidies and payments 22,489 4,119 7,975
Total budgetary expenditures $5,345,881 $ 1,106,624 $ 2,179,259

 

Fiscal year 2017-18 (in dollars)
Gross Expenditures Planned expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2018 Expended during the quarter ended September 30, 2017 Year to date used at quarter-end
Personnel $ 3,782,013 $ 1,056,766 $ 1,992,970
Transportation and communications 289,700 61,863 103,576
Information 94,114 11,846 13,267
Professional and special services 434,003 54,908 114,492
Rentals 16,000 13,519 17,007
Repair and maintenance 59,888 291 291
Utilities, material and supplies 6,000 7,672 10,303
Acquisition of land, buildings and works - - -
Acquisition of machinery and equipment - 345 513
Transfer payments - - -
Public debt charges - - -
Other subsidies and payments 110,000 200,170 208,171
Total budgetary expenditures $ 4,791,718 $ 1,407,380 $ 2,460,590