Quarterly Financial Reports (unaudited)
For the quarter ended December 31, 2021

 

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.

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 refers to the activities and resources of the 10 distinct service categories that support Program delivery in the organization.

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 2021-22 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 highlights 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 December 31, 2021.

This table shows that the OCI spent $3,595,632 (64.6% of the Authorities) as of the third quarter of 2021-2022. Authorities total, including the Employee Benefit Plan (EBP) for the full year is $5,566,897.

 

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).  Spending on operating and maintenance costs are less than projected because of travel restrictions due to the current pandemic and public health guidelines.

Approved by:

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


Sonja Mitrovic
Chief Financial Officer
Ottawa, Canada

 

By Vote

Fiscal year 2021-22 (in dollars)
By Vote Total available for use for the year ending March 31, 2022 Used during the quarter ended December 31, 2021 Year to date used at quarter-end
Vote 1 – Program expenditures 972,295 3,153,737
Budgetary statutory authorities 147,298 441,895
Total Authorities - 1,119,593 3,595,632

 

Fiscal year 2020-21 (in dollars)
By Vote Total available for use for the year ending March 31, 2021 Used during the quarter ended December 31, 2020 Year to date used at quarter-end
Vote 65 – Program expenditures 1,047,586 3,478,892
Budgetary statutory authorities 141,977 425,930
Total Authorities - 1,189,563 3,904,822

 

By Standard Object (SO)

Fiscal year 2021-22 (in dollars)
Gross Expenditures Planned expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2022 Expended during the quarter ended December 31, 2021 Year to date used at quarter-end
Personnel 1,027,383 3,345,310
Transportation and communications 27,914 38,588
Information 16,491 29,582
Professional and special services 21,905 125,420
Rentals 844 8,819
Repair and maintenance - -
Utilities, material and supplies 2,302 6,859
Acquisition of land, buildings and works - -
Acquisition of machinery and equipment 16,989 18,037
Transfer payments - -
Public debt charges - -
Other subsidies and payments 5,766 23,018
Total budgetary expenditures - 1,119,593 3,595,632

 

Fiscal year 2020-21 (in dollars)
Gross Expenditures Planned expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2021 Expended during the quarter ended December 31, 2021 Year to date used at quarter-end
Personnel 1,014,128 3,476,154
Transportation and communications 3,236 30,105
Information 30,226 32,317
Professional and special services 97,694 218,704
Rentals 2,272 14,551
Repair and maintenance 2,785 14,457
Utilities, material and supplies 3,905 10,309
Acquisition of land, buildings and works - -
Acquisition of machinery and equipment 10,713 53,691
Transfer payments - -
Public debt charges - -
Other subsidies and payments 24,604 54,535
Total budgetary expenditures 1,189,563 3,904,822