In January 2007, we issued CSA Notice 51-323 – XBRL Filing Program and Request for Volunteers announcing our intention to launch the voluntary program.
In June 2006, we issued CSA Notice 52-314 – Securities Regulators Want Your Feedback on XBRL to introduce our market to XBRL and a related survey on XBRL.
What is XBRL and where can I learn more about it?
XBRL stands for eXtensible Business Reporting Language. XBRL is an emerging business reporting language that is designed to make it easier to share and analyze financial information. This section explains how XBRL works and links to other organizations involved with XBRL.
XBRL Filing Program
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have established the voluntary program to help the Canadian marketplace gain practical knowledge in preparing, filing and using XBRL information and to help the CSA test and assess the usefulness of XBRL as it considers whether to make filing in XBRL format a requirement.
Issuers choosing to participate will file their financial statements in XBRL format on SEDAR. XBRL financial statements are not a substitute for financial statements required to be filed under Canadian securities legislation. Issuers must continue to file their financial statements in PDF format as required by the legislation.
Joining the XBRL voluntary filing program
This section explains how issuers can join the voluntary program and what to include in XBRL financial statements.
Using XBRL financial statements
This section explains where you can find XBRL financial statements submitted under the voluntary program and how to view them.
Questions and feedback
We’re interested in what you think about XBRL and the voluntary program.