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To Ottawa Catholic School Board Supporters: Audited Consolidated Financial Statements

In accordance with Section 252(2)1. of the Education Act, Consolidated Financial Statements and Independent Auditor’s Report of the Ottawa Catholic School Board for the year ended August 31, 2018 is now available for viewing at

Copies of the reports noted in this section may also be obtained either by writing to the Finance Department, Ottawa Catholic School Board, 570 West Hunt Club Road, Nepean, Ontario, K2G 3R4, by phone 613-224-2222 ext. 2281 or by email at

Our webpage contains:

  • Management’s Report
  • Independent Auditor’s Report
  • Consolidated statement of financial position
  • Consolidated statement of operations
  • Consolidated statement of changes in net debt
  • Consolidated statement of cash flow
  • Notes to the consolidated financial statements
  • Director’s Annual Report
  • Public sector salary disclosure information

Public Input Session for the 2019/2020 Budget – Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) invites all interested stakeholders to attend a public input session. Budget presentations from the public will be heard commencing at 6:45 pm on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in the Boardroom at the Catholic Education Centre, 570 West Hunt Club Road, Nepean, Ontario, K2G 3R4. Please notify the Director’s Office by phone to 613-224-4455 Ext 2271 at least 24-hours in advance of the meeting if you wish to make a presentation.

Finance and budget information

News Release 18.06 June 12, 2018 | The Ottawa Catholic School Board has approved a balanced operating budget for the 2018-2019 school year totalling $548.6 million. The budget was developed with input from our stakeholders including the Catholic School Council Parents’ Association (CSPA), the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC), employee groups, and the Student Senate. This budget reflects new and significant investments by the province and supports the strategic commitments of the OCSB.

Three divisions of the Finance & Administration

Under the direction of the Superintendent of Finance and Administration, the Finance Department is responsible for the development and administration of policies to allocate human and financial resources to support learning for all students. The Finance Department consists of three (3) operating divisions: Finance and Budget; Accounting; and Payroll.


Finance and Budget

The Finance and Budget division is responsible for the preparation and administration of the annual school board budget, government grants and other revenues, financial statement issuance and government reporting, short and long-term financing (including debenture issues), legal, audit and banking services, and internal audit services. Additionally, this division manages school cafeteria services and the School Generated Funds system, support and reporting.



The Accounting division is responsible for the processing of supplier invoices, payment requisitions, expense reports, and petty cash, as well as accounts receivable, billing, cash receipts and deposits. Accounting also prepares financial statements and government reports, in addition to Federal (GST) and Provincial Sales Tax rebate applications.



The Payroll division is responsible for coordinating all aspects of payroll. Payroll staff ensure the administration of employees’ pension plans, prepares applicable government reports, remits deductions, dues and premiums to external agencies.


Contact Us

Finance: 613-224-4455 Ext 2281
Accounting: 613-224-4455 Ext 2249
Payroll: 613-224-4455 Ext 2250
Fax: 613-224-1874 (for all divisions)

Financial statements

Our Board maintains a system of internal controls designed to provide reasonable assurance that assets are safeguarded, transactions are properly authorized and recorded in compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements, and reliable financial information is available on a timely basis for preparation of consolidated financial statements. These statements are audited by an independent external auditor appointed by the Board, who provides their opinion on the Board’s consolidated financial statements.