TO: [The appropriate securities regulatory authorities]
RE: Compliance Report on National Instrument 81-102 For the year ended [insert date]
We have audited [name of mutual fund]’s report made under section 12.1 of National Instrument 81-102 regarding its compliance for the year ended [insert date] with the applicable requirements of Parts 9, 10 and 11 of that National Instrument.
Compliance with these requirements is the responsibility of the management of [name of mutual fund] (the “Fund”). Our responsibility is to express an opinion on management’s compliance report based on our audit.
We conducted our audit in accordance with standards for assurance engagements set out in the CICA Handbook – Assurance. Those standards require that we plan and perform an audit to obtain reasonable assurance as a basis for our opinion. Such an audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the assertions in management’s compliance report.
In our opinion, the Fund’s statement of compliance for the year ended [insert date] complies, in all material respects, with the applicable requirements of Parts 9, 10 and 11 of National Instrument 81-102.
This report is provided solely for the purpose of assisting the securities regulatory authority [ies] to which it is addressed in discharging its [their] responsibilities and should not be used for any other purpose.