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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June 6-7, 2019 AcSOC Meeting – June 6-7, 2019 June 6, 2019 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (MDT) June 7, 2019 – 8:30 am to 12:30 pm (MDT) Edmonton, Alberta

Attend the upcoming AcSOC meeting in person! The Council will discuss a number of topics, including the Chairs’ reports on the many activities of the AcSB and PSAB. Register today!

Meeting & event summaries

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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.

January 7, 2019 Decision Summary – December 13-14, 2018

At its recent meeting, the Board discussed, reviewed, and made decisions on a number of topics, including Financial Instruments, and Annual Improvements.

November 19, 2018 PSA Discussion Group – Report on November 19, 2018 Livestreamed Meeting

Read the report for details about the discussions of contractual rights, accounting for Indigenous government business enterprises, green infrastructure and PSAB’s reporting model proposals.


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May 16, 2019 News
2019 Public Sector Standard Setters Forum – Hosted in Canada

The Public Sector Standard Setters Forum is being hosted in Canada this year! Taking place on June 24-25, 2019 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, the Forum brings together public sector standard setters from across the globe in an informal environment. PSAB’s own Chair, Charles-Antoine St-Jean, and Director, Michael Puskaric, will be speaking.

May 10, 2019 News
New IPSASB Consultation Paper – Measurement

IPSASB released a Consultation Paper proposing guidance for measurement attributes most commonly used by public sector entities applying IPSAS. Canadian stakeholders can send comments to IPSASB until September 30, 2019. Read the paper for full details.

May 8, 2019 Document for Comment
Government Not-for-Profit Consultation Paper

PSAB issued its Government Not-for Profit Consultation Paper to inform the readers of the results of the 2017-2018 consultations and seek feedback on matters that would assist us in determining next steps relating to the government not-for-profit strategy. Read the paper and provide us with your feedback by September 30, 2019.