Financial Statements of. Community Initiatives Fund

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Financial Statements of

Community Initiatives Fund

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AUDITORS' REPORT

To: Members of the Legislative Assembly

Province of Saskatchewan

We have audited the statement of financial position of the Community Initiatives Fund as at March 31, 2005 and the statements of operations and net assets and cash flows for the year then ended. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Fund's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.

We conducted our audit in accordance with Canadian generally accepted auditing standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform an audit to obtain reasonable assurance whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation.

In our opinion, these financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Community Initiatives Fund as at March 31, 2005 and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles.

Chartered Accountants Regina, Canada May 12, 2005

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Community Initiatives Fund

Statement of Financial Position

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March 31, 2005 with comparative figures for 2004

2005 2004

Assets

Current assets:

Cash $ 6,028,956 $ 8,696,701

Accounts Receivable 994 -Receivable from General Revenue Fund 1,855,500

-7,885,450

$ $ 8,696,701

Liabilities and Net Assets

Current liabilities: Grants payable $ 2,801,939 $ 3,805,293 2,801,939 3,805,293 Net assets: Designated (note 3) 4,336,546 1,977,735 Undesignated 746,965 2,913,673 5,083,511 4,891,408 Commitments (note 7) 7,885,450 $ $ 8,696,701

See accompanying notes to financial statements.

On behalf of the Board of Trustees:

______________________________________ Chairman

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Community Initiatives Fund

Statement of Operations and Net Assets

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Year ended March 31, 2005 with comparative figures for 2004

2005 2004

Revenue:

Interest 165,242$ $ 258,093

Transfers from Province of Saskatchewan-General Revenue Fund 7,695,000 7,077,250 7,860,242 7,335,343 Expenses: Administration 230,000 150,000 Board honoraria 12,950 12,510 Grants 7,425,189 10,652,773 7,668,139 10,815,283

Excess/(deficiency) of revenue over expenses before the following: 192,103 (3,479,940) Transfer to Province of Saskatchewan-General Revenue Fund (note 6) - (7,695,000) Excess/(deficiency) of revenue over expenses 192,103 (11,174,940)

Net assets, beginning of year 4,891,408 16,066,348 Net assets, end of year $ 5,083,511 $ 4,891,408

Statement of Cash Flows

Year ended March 31, 2005 with comparative figures for 2004

2005 2004

Cash provided by (used in):

Operating activities:

Excess/(deficiency) of revenue over expenses $ 192,103 $(11,174,940) Net change in non-cash working capital items:

Accounts receivable (994) Receivable from General Revenue Fund (1,855,500) 2,909,143 Grants payable (1,003,354) 3,162,615

(2,667,745)

(5,103,182)

(Decrease) in cash position during the year (2,667,745) (5,103,182) Cash, beginning of year 8,696,701 13,799,883 Cash, end of year $ 6,028,956 $ 8,696,701

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Community Initiatives Fund

Notes to Financial Statements

March 31, 2005

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1. Nature of operations:

The Community Initiatives Fund (the “Fund”), previously known as the Associated Entities Fund, was established on August 23, 1996 by The Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation Act. It is managed by a Board of Trustees consisting of eight people appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. The Board of Trustees is responsible for managing and operating the Fund.

Pursuant to The Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation Act, and other agreements, the Government of Saskatchewan receives, into the General Revenue Fund, certain gaming revenues. The Minister of Finance transfers a portion of these gaming revenues to the Fund. As directed by the Department of Culture, Youth and Recreation the Trustees of the Fund grant these revenues to persons, organizations or associations in Saskatchewan for purposes prescribed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council upon application to the Board of Trustees.

The Fund has an agreement with Sask Sport Inc. to provide administrative services to the Fund. In 2005 Sask Sport Inc. was paid $230,000 (2004 - $150,000) for these services.

2. Significant accounting policies:

These financial statements are prepared in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles.

Grant expense:

Grants are recognized when a completed grant application is received from an eligible organization and approved by the Board of Trustees.

Grant returns:

Grants returns are recognized when a completed follow up report is received indicating funds were not fully utilized and approval is obtained from the Board of Trustees.

Use of estimates:

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Differences are reflected in current earnings when identified.

Revenue Recognition:

Revenues are recognized in accordance with accounting principles applicable to non-profit organizations. Transfers from the General Revenue Fund are recognized when received or receivable. Interest revenue is recognized when earned.

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Community Initiatives Fund

Notes to Financial Statements

March 31, 2005

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3. Designated net assets:

Pursuant to directions given under the governing legislation, the Trustees of the Fund have designated net assets as follows:

Community Grants to fund programs for vulnerable children, youth and families at the community level;

Community Cultural Facilities to fund building or upgrading of community cultural facilities;

Problem Gambling for initiatives to address problem gambling; Regional Exhibition Associations;

Hospital Foundations;

Fitness to fund projects aimed at increasing physical activity.

Aboriginal Participation to fund projects aimed at increasing aboriginal participation in sport, culture and recreation;

Centennial 2005 to fund projects surrounding Saskatchewan’s Centennial in 2005.

These designated net assets are not available for other purposes without the approval of the Trustees. Changes, during the current year, to these designated net assets were as follows:

Beginning of

year

Allocations Net Grant Payments

End of year Community Grants $ 851,377 $

2 000 000

$ (1,902,120) $ 949,257 Community Cultural Facilities 505,049 - - 505,049

Problem Gambling 268,817 580 000 (553,252) 295,565 Regional Exhibition Associations 147,378 195 000 (239,625) 102,753 Hospital Foundations - 300 000 (300,000) - Fitness - 1 615 000 - 1,615,000 Aboriginal Participation 69,474 1 319 000 (1,311,219) 77,255 Centennial 2005 135,640 3 775 000 (3,118,973) 791,667 2005 Total 1,977,735 9,784,000 (7,425,189) 4,336,546 2004 Total $ 1,569,508 $11,061,00 0 $(10,652,773) $ 1,977,735

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Community Initiatives Fund

Notes to Financial Statements

March 31, 2005

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4. Financial instruments and risks:

Fair value:

The recorded value of receivable from Province of Saskatchewan – General Revenue Fund and grants payable approximates fair value due to the short term nature of these items.

Credit and interest rate risk:

The Fund is not subject to significant credit or interest rate risk.

5. Related party transactions:

These financial statements include transactions with related parties. The Fund is related to all Saskatchewan Crown agencies such as departments, corporations, boards and commissions under the common control of the Government of Saskatchewan. Also, the Fund is related to non-Crown enterprises that the Government jointly controls or significantly influences.

During the year, the Fund paid grants of $206,160 (2004 - $260,910) to certain Saskatchewan Regional Health Authorities for various initiatives.

Other transactions with related parties and amounts due to/from them are described separately in the financial statements and the notes thereto.

6. Transfer to General Revenue Fund:

On April 1, 2003, Order in Council #261/2003 directed the transfer of $7,695,000 of the net assets of the Fund to the General Revenue Fund of the Province of Saskatchewan. No such transfer was ordered for 2005.

7. Commitments:

Subject to the continued eligibility of the recipient, the Fund has committed to a grant of $105,000 for the 2006 fiscal year.

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