Public Sector Accounting Board

About PSAB

The Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) was created to serve the public interest by establishing accounting standards for the public sector. We also provide guidance for financial and other performance information reported by the public sector.

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Upcoming meetings & events

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November 15, 2019 PSA Discussion Group Meeting – November 15, 2019 8:30 am to 3:30 pm EST Toronto, ON

The next PSA Discussion Group meeting is coming up! Register to hold your place as an in-person or livestream observer. Agenda coming in October.

Meeting & event summaries

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June 20-21, 2019 PSAB Decision Summary – June 20-21, 2019

At its recent meeting, the Board discussed, reviewed and made decisions on number of topics, including Conceptual Framework and Reporting Model, Public Private Partnership and 2018-2019 Annual Improvements. Read the summary for full details.

May 29, 2019 Now Available! Meeting Report from PSA DG Livestreamed Meeting — April 26, 2019

Topics discussed were Purchased intangibles, developer agreements, international strategy, contractual rights, taxes levied for specific purposes, and more. Read the report for full details.

March 21-22, 2019 PSAB Decision Summary – March 21-22, 2019

At its recent meeting, the Board discussed, reviewed, and made decisions on number of topics, including International Strategy, Government Not-for-Profit Strategy, and liability for contaminated sites. Read the summary for full details on what was discussed.


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August 12, 2019 News
CPA Canada Webinar – Financial reporting by First Nations in 2019

Learn about financial reporting issues affecting First Nations and how public sector accounting standards evolve to address their unique needs. Register now and tune in on October 10, 2019 (English) at 12:30 p.m.

August 12, 2019 News
New IPSASB Exposure Draft – Improvements to IPSAS, 2019

IPSASB released an Exposure Draft proposing minor amendments to IPSAS in order to address issues raised by stakeholders. Canadian stakeholders can send comments to IPSASB until September 30, 2019. Read the exposure draft for full details.

July 24, 2019 News
Register Now! Public Sector Conference 2019

With the theme of Lead.Connect.Innovate., this year's conference agenda promises cutting edge ideas, best practices and thought leadership, along with the regular technical and regulatory updates. Speakers include PSAB’s own Michael Puskaric, Director, and Charles-Antoine St-Jean, Chair, who will provide an update on PSAB’s projects and initiatives. The conference is held on October 28 and 29 in Ottawa. Visit the page for more details or to register.