Canola/Flax Science Cluster Reporting Obligations

Researchers’ reporting obligations

Regular reporting is important. The Canola Council is committed to providing quarterly financial updates along with semi-annual and annual performance reports on the various projects. When a project is completed, a more detailed report is required.

The Quarterly Progress Report (non-AAFC researchers only) and Financial Claim are due on these dates:

  • June 30
  • September 30
  • December 31
  • March 31


Each non-AAFC researcher shall submit a completed Quarterly Progress Report to the appropriate Canola Council contact. The Quarterly Financial Claim shall be submitted by the administrative staff in the researcher’s institution to Wanda McFadyen.

Download Quarterly Progress Report template (.doc)

The Semi-Annual Progress Report (lead researchers only) is due on September 30. A completed report shall be submitted by the lead researcher (AAFC and non-AAFC) to the appropriate Canola Council contact.

Download Semi-Annual Progress Report template (.doc)

The Annual Progress Report (lead researchers only) is due on April 30. A completed Annual Progress Report shall be submitted by the lead researcher to the appropriate science director (for AAFC lead) or Canola Council contact (for non-AAFC lead).

The report should:

  • Provide a complete summary of the work completed for the year
  • Note the personnel involved
  • Note any deviations from the original plan and next and/or corrective steps, if required
  • Provide a status update, including forecasted date of completion


No Financial Statement is required for the annual report. If you have questions regarding following templates, please contact Wanda McFadyen.

Download Annual Progress Report Overview (PDF)
Download Annual Performance Report template (.doc)
Download Annual Report - Part D template (.doc)

The Final Project Report (lead researchers only) is due on April 30 of the project completion year. Instructions will be available soon. A completed report shall be submitted by the lead researcher to the appropriate science director (for AAFC lead) or Canola Council contact (for non-AAFC lead).