National Instrument 81-106 Investment Fund Continuous Disclosure
Part 2 Financial Statements
Section 2.1

Comparative Annual Financial Statements and Auditor’s Report

(1) An investment fund must file annual financial statements for the investment fund’s most recently completed financial year that include

(a) a statement of financial position as at the end of that financial year and a statement of financial position as at the end of the immediately preceding financial year;

(b) a statement of comprehensive income for that financial year and a statement of comprehensive income for the immediately preceding financial year;

(c) statement of changes in financial position for that financial year and a statement of changes in financial position for the immediately preceding financial year;

(d) for financial years beginning on or after January 1, 2014, a statement of cash flows for that financial year and a statement of cash flows for the immediately preceding financial year;

(e) a statement of investment portfolio as at the end of that financial year;

(f) a statement of financial position as at the beginning of the immediately preceding financial year if the investment fund discloses in its annual financial statements an unreserved statement of compliance with IFRS and the investment fund:

(i) applies an accounting policy retrospectively in its annual financial statements,

(ii) makes a retrospective restatement of items in its annual financial statements, or

(iii) reclassifies items in its annual financial statements; and

(g) notes to the annual financial statements.

(2) Annual financial statements filed under subsection (1) must be accompanied by an auditor’s report.


National Instrument 81-106 Investment Fund Continuous Disclosure
Part 2 Financial Statements
Section 2.3

Interim Financial Report

An investment fund must file an interim financial report for the investment fund’s most recently completed interim period that includes

(a) a statement of financial position as at the end of that interim period and a statement of financial position as at the end of the immediately preceding financial year;

(b) a statement of comprehensive income for that interim period and a statement of comprehensive income for the corresponding period in the immediately preceding financial year;

(c) a statement of changes in financial position for that interim period and a statement of changes in financial position for the corresponding period in the immediately preceding financial year;

(d) for financial years beginning on or after January 1, 2014, a statement of cash flows for that interim period and a statement of cash flows for the corresponding period in the immediately preceding financial year;

(e) a statement of investment portfolio as at the end of that interim period;

(f) a statement of financial position as at the beginning of the immediately preceding financial year if the investment fund discloses in its interim financial report an unreserved statement of compliance with International Accounting Standard 34 Interim Financial Reporting and the investment fund

(i) applies an accounting policy retrospectively in its interim financial report,

(ii) makes a retrospective restatement of items in its interim financial report, or

(iii) reclassifies items in its interim financial report; and

(g) notes to the interim financial report.


National Instrument 81-106 Investment Fund Continuous Disclosure
Part 2 Financial Statements
Section 2.5

Approval of Financial Statements

(1) The board of directors of an investment fund that is a corporation must approve the financial statements of the investment fund before those financial statements are filed or made available to securityholders or potential purchasers of securities of the investment fund.

(2) The trustee or trustees of an investment fund that is a trust, or another person or company authorized to do so by the constating documents of the investment fund, must approve the financial statements of the investment fund, before those financial statements are filed or made available to securityholders or potential purchasers of securities of the investment fund.


National Instrument 81-106 Investment Fund Continuous Disclosure
Part 2 Financial Statements
Section 2.6

Acceptable Accounting Principles

(1) For financial years beginning before January 1, 2014, the financial statements of an investment fund must be prepared in accordance with Canadian GAAP applicable to public enterprises.

(2) For financial years beginning on or after January 1, 2014, the financial statements of an investment fund must be prepared in accordance with Canadian GAAP applicable to publicly accountable enterprises.

(3) Financial statements must be prepared in accordance with the same accounting principles for all periods presented in the financial statements.


National Instrument 81-106 Investment Fund Continuous Disclosure
Part 2 Financial Statements
Section 2.7

Acceptable Auditing Standards

(1) Financial statements that are required to be audited must be audited in accordance with Canadian GAAS.

(2) For financial years beginning before January 1, 2014, audited financial statements must be accompanied by an auditor’s report prepared in accordance with Canadian GAAS and the following requirements:

1. The auditor’s report must not contain a reservation or express a modified opinion.

2. The auditor’s report must identify all financial periods presented for which the auditor has issued an auditor’s report.

3. If the investment fund has changed its auditor and a comparative period presented in the financial statements was audited by a different auditor, the auditor’s report must refer to the former auditor’s report on the comparative period.

4. The auditor’s report must identify the auditing standards used to conduct the audit and the accounting principles used to prepare the financial statements.

(3) For financial years beginning on or after January 1, 2014, audited financial statements must be accompanied by an auditor’s report prepared in accordance with Canadian GAAS and the following requirements:

1. The auditor’s report expresses an unmodified opinion.

2. The auditor’s report identifies all financial periods presented for which the auditor has issued an auditor’s report.

3. The auditor’s report is in the form specified by Canadian GAAS for an audit of financial statements prepared in accordance with a fair presentation framework.

4. The auditor’s report refers to IFRS as the applicable fair presentation framework.

5. If the investment fund has changed its auditor and a comparative period presented in the financial statements was audited by a predecessor auditor, the financial statements are accompanied by the predecessor auditor’s report on the comparative period or the auditor’s report refers to the predecessor auditor’s report on the comparative period.


National Instrument 81-106 Investment Fund Continuous Disclosure
Part 2 Financial Statements
Section 2.9

Change in Year End

(1) This section applies to an investment fund that is a reporting issuer.

(2) Section 4.8 of National Instrument 51-102 applies to an investment fund that changes its financial year end, except that

(a) a reference to “interim period” must be read as “interim period” as defined in this Instrument;

(b) a requirement under National Instrument 51-102 to include specified financial statements must be read as a requirement to include the financial statements required under this Part; and

(c) a reference to “filing deadline” in subsection 4.8(2) of National Instrument 51-102 must be read as a reference to the filing deadlines provided for under section 2.2 and 2.4 of this Instrument.

(3) Despite section 2.4, an investment fund is not required to file an interim financial report for any period in a transition year if the transition year is less than nine months in length.

(4) Despite paragraphs 4.8(7)(a) and (b) and (8)(a) and (b) of National Instrument 51-102,

(a) for an interim financial report for an interim period in the transition year, the investment fund must include as comparative information

(i) a statement of financial position as at the end of its old financial year; and

(ii) a statement of comprehensive income, a statement of changes in financial position, and a statement of cash flows, for the interim period of the old financial year;

(b) for an interim financial report for an interim period in a new financial year, the investment fund must include as comparative information

(i) a statement of financial position as at the end of the transition year; and

(ii) a statement of comprehensive income, a statement of changes in financial position, and a statement of cash flows, for the period that is one year earlier than the interim period in the new financial year.


National Instrument 81-106 Investment Fund Continuous Disclosure
Part 2 Financial Statements
Section 2.10

Change in Legal Structure

If an investment fund that is a reporting issuer is party to an amalgamation, arrangement, merger, winding-up, reorganization or other transaction that will result in

(a) the investment fund terminating or ceasing to be a reporting issuer,

(b) another entity becoming an investment fund,

(c) a change in the investment fund’s financial year end, or

(d) a change in the name of the investment fund,

the investment fund must, as soon as practicable, and in any event not later than the deadline for the first filing required by this Instrument following the transaction, file a notice stating:

(e) the names of the parties to the transaction;

(f) a description of the transaction;

(g) the effective date of the transaction;

(h) if applicable, the names of each party that terminated or ceased to be a reporting issuer following the transaction and of each continuing entity;

(i) if applicable, the date of the investment fund’s first financial year end following the transaction; and

(j) if applicable, the periods, including the comparative periods, if any, of the interim financial report and annual financial statements required to be filed for the investment fund’s first financial year following the transaction.


National Instrument 81-106 Investment Fund Continuous Disclosure
Part 2 Financial Statements
Section 2.11

Filing Exemption for Mutual Funds that are Non-Reporting Issuers

A mutual fund that is not a reporting issuer is exempt from the filing requirements of section 2.1 for a financial year or section 2.3 for an interim period if

(a) the mutual fund prepares the applicable financial statements in accordance with this Instrument;

(b) the mutual fund delivers the financial statements to its securityholders in accordance with Part 5 within the same time periods as if the financial statements were required to be filed;

(c) the mutual fund has advised the regulator or securities regulatory authority that it is relying on this exemption not to file its financial statements; and

(d) the mutual fund has included in a note to the financial statements that it is relying on this exemption not to file its financial statements.


National Instrument 81-106 Investment Fund Continuous Disclosure
Part 2 Financial Statements
Section 2.12

Disclosure of Auditor Review of Interim Financial Report

(1) This section applies to an investment fund that is a reporting issuer.

(2) If an auditor has not performed a review of the interim financial report required to be filed, the interim financial report must be accompanied by a notice indicating that the interim financial report has not been reviewed by an auditor.

(3) If an investment fund engaged an auditor to perform a review of the interim financial report required to be filed and the auditor was unable to complete the review, the interim financial report must be accompanied by a notice indicating that the auditor was unable to complete a review of the interim financial report and the reasons why.

(4) If an auditor has performed a review of the interim financial report required to be filed and the auditor has expressed a reservation in the auditor’s interim review report, the interim financial report must be accompanied by a written review report from the auditor.