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2016 Annual Report - Final

20142016 Annual Annual Report Report 2016 Annual Report Table of Contents Message from the CEO Who We Are 3 “We also continue to work with members of the International Recognition International Diving Regulators & Certifiers Forum 3 Our Vision (IDRCF), of which DCBC is a founding member, most 3 Our Mission recently on the harmonization of bell diver training” 3 Our Board of Directors 3 What We Do 4 Message from the Chairman 5 In Message 2016 DCBC from issued the CEO 1239 certificates, compared The IDRCF, of which DCBC is a founding 6 member, to 1183 in 2014. is currently discussing the international harmonization of unrestricted surface supplied diver Auditor’s Report 7 We Financial completed Statements audits of five existing accredited training requirements; one of our 8 roles will be to diver training establishments (DTE), following our Notes to Financial Statements ensure that CSA committees are kept 11 up to date regular schedule which requires all accredited with their progress. schools 2017 Canadian to be audited Underwater every two Conference and a half and years. Exhibition 15 We also conducted initial accreditation audits for Working with the Canadian Underwater and Hyperbaric Medicine Association (CUHMA) we be- three new DTE’s based in Hudson, FL, Charleston, SC and St. Kitts & Nevis. gan the arduous process of confirming the qualifications of all the physicians listed as diving We continued working with all parts of the occupational diving community, in Canada and be- medical examiners on our website. Once all currently listed physicians are confirmed we will yond. We worked with labour inspectors in Nova turn over responsibility for placing physicians on Scotia and Ontario on issues relating to diver certification and with major clients of diving con- the list to CUHMA. tractors on issues relating to managing diving We have begun a total overhaul of our website, contracts. We spoke at the Canadian Dam Association annual conference on the subject of the will build the new website using the content beginning with the selection of a contractor who “knowledgeable client”. management software, WordPress. The new website will allow candidates to apply online and will be optimized for use on tablets and smart phones. Of course we continue to participate fully in the work of the Canadian Standards Association’s committees for the CSA Z275 family of divingrelated standards. In recognition of the value of the CSA standards to the work of the DCBC we have again contributed to the costs of the production of diving standards in the amount of $1,774.50. We also continue to work with members of the International Diving Regulators & Certifiers Forum (IDRCF), most recently on the harmonization of bell diver training requirements. As this report goes to print we are celebrating the success of the 9 th Canadian Underwater Conference & Exhibition (CUCE) in Ottawa, ON. In 2018 the conference will return to the Vancouver, BC area and be held in the brand new 10,000 -square foot Britannia Ballroom at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel. We hope to see you there. David G. Parkes, M.Ed. Chief Executive Officer 2 6 6

20142016 Annual Annual Report Report Table of Contents Who We Are 3 International Recognition 3 Our Vision 3 AUDITORS' REPORT Our Mission 3 To the Board of: DIVER CERTIFICATION BOARD OF CANADA Our Board of Directors 3 What Report We on Do the Financial Statements 4 We have audited the accompanying financial statements of DIVER CERTIFICATION BOARD OF CANADA, which comprise the statement of financial position as at December 31, 2016, the statement of changes in net assets, the statements of operations, and cash flows for the year then ended, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information. Message from the Chairman 5 Message from the CEO 6 Auditor’s Report 7 Management's Responsibility for the Financial Statements Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of these financial statements in accordance with Canadian accounting standards for not-profit-organizations and for such internal control as management determines is necessary to enable the preparation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error. Financial Statements 8 Notes to Financial Statements 11 2017 Canadian Underwater Conference and Exhibition 15 Auditor's Responsibility 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 comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement. An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor's judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the entity's preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity's internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our qualified audit opinion Basis for Qualified Opinion In common with many non-profit organizations, the organization derives part of its revenue from delegate fees from the annual conference, the completeness of which is not susceptible to satisfactory audit verification. Accordingly, in the current and prior year our verification of these revenues was limited to the amounts recorded in the records of the organization and we were not able to determine whether any adjustments might be necessary to revenues, excess of revenue over expenses, assets and net assets. Qualified Opinion In our opinion, except for the effects (or the possible effects) of the matter described in the Basis for Qualified Opinion paragraph, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of DIVER CERTIFICATION BOARD OF CANADA as at December 31, 2016, and its financial performance and its cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles. Bluenose Accounting Chartered Accountants Halifax, Nova Scotia Febuary 28, 2017 2 7

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