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City of Brampton wins prestigious financial award

BRAMPTON, ON (March 8, 2022) – For the 20th consecutive year, the City of Brampton has won the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting (CAnFR) from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada.

The CAnFR award, presented for the City’s 2020 Annual Financial Report, recognizes excellence in government accounting and financial reporting, and represents a significant accomplishment by a local government and its management.

Brampton won the CAnFR award by exceeding the minimum requirements of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) set out by the Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) of the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Canada, and by preparing a comprehensive and high-quality annual financial report, rooted in the spirit of transparency and full disclosure.

The CAnFR Award Program was established to encourage municipal governments in Canada to publish high-quality financial reports and to provide peer recognition and technical guidance for officials preparing these reports.

The annual financial report has been judged by impartial Canadian Review Committee members to meet the high standards of the program, including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” designed to clearly communicate Brampton’s financial story and to motivate potential users and user groups to read the report.


“Winning the prestigious CAnFR award for financial reporting acknowledges our commitment to full transparency and sound financial practices, and strengthens Brampton’s position as we continue to attract investment. We are proud that the City has receive this award for the twentieth consecutive year.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“Meeting the stringent requirements of the CAnFR program requires a significant commitment from our staff who collaborate to prepare our Annual Financial Report. We are proud that Brampton has won this award for the twentieth consecutive year and congratulate all involved in putting the report together.”
- Harkirat Singh, City Councillor, Wards 9 & 10; Chair, Corporate Services, City of Brampton

“The CAnFR award represents a significant accomplishment by the City of Brampton and its management. Brampton is a Well-Run City, and we are committed to the principles of transparency and full disclosure. This award is a testament to our staff and the City’s high standards in financial reporting.”
- Paul Morrison, Interim Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton


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