The Accounting Standards Board (AcSB) established the IFRS® Discussion Group in November 2009 to implement and maintain a regular public forum to discuss issues that arise in Canada when applying IFRS Standards.
The Group discusses issues arising in this forum to:
In November 2016, the AcSB expanded the IFRS Discussion Group’s mandate to include assisting the Board in influencing the development of IFRS Standards (for example, providing advice on potential changes to IFRS Standards).
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The Group normally meets three times a year. Discussions regarding issues arising from the application of IFRS Standards are held in public and conducted in English. Audio webcasts of the Group’s discussion for each agenda topic are generally available online the week following the meeting. A report on the public meeting will be made available after each meeting.
Discussions of the Group to provide advice to the AcSB on potential changes to IFRS Standards are generally held in private.
For upcoming meetings, visit the AcSB calendar.
The effective date of IFRS 16 is just around the corner. Read the Group’s discussions on various leases implementation topics. Also, keep up-to-date on other topics such as joint arrangements, share-based payments and cryptocurrencies. Learn more about the views expressed on these topics for helpful tips.
IFRS 16 takes effect soon, so listen to what the Group has to say on various leases implementation topics. The Group also shared insights on other topics such as joint arrangements, share-based payments and cryptocurrencies.
The Group discussed topics related to cannabis accounting, cryptocurrencies, and IFRS 9 and IFRS 15 implementation matters. Read about the views expressed on these topics for helpful tips and stay up-to-date on past issues such as lease incentives and variable lease payments.
The Group consists of:
Members are generally appointed for a three-year term, renewable once.
In addition to members, the AcSB’s Chair and Director, Accounting Standards, attend the Group’s meetings. Several other individuals participate in the meetings, including:
Others may be invited to participate in meetings on an ad hoc basis to contribute to discussions on particular issues. An individual who submits an issue can participate in the Group’s discussion of that issue.