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Accounting Standards for Private Entities (ASPE) Handbook (hard-copy)

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About the Handbook
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The significant changes to GAAP in Canada necessitates the publication of an accounting handbook that addresses guidance for enterprises reporting in accordance with IFRS and one that addresses guidance for enterprises reporting in accordance with Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE). REALPAC believes that it has a responsibility to provide guidance to the industry on the application of GAAP to enable entities to both reflect the uniqueness of complex transactions and more consistently account for similar transactions.

In order to recognize the need for guidance for non-publicly accountable enterprises reporting under ASPE rather than IFRS, REALPAC published the first edition of the REALPAC ASPE Handbook: Recommended Accounting Practices for Real Estate Investment and Development Entities Reporting in Accordance with ASPE. This Handbook blends an understanding of real estate capital and property markets and industry accounting practices with ASPE, to provide readers with a one stop source of currently acceptable ASPE accounting practices for real estate.

About Amendment No. 1 (2017)

Amendment No. 1 addresses changes made to ASPE since 2011, including 1591 Subsidiaries, 3051 Investments, and 3056 Interests in Joint Arrangements. The Amendment also includes an entirely updated Section 600: Interests in Joint Arrangements.

Buy the ASPE Handbook

  • Digital version (includes Amendment No. 1): on the CPAStore here.
  • Hard-copy version* (includes Amendment No. 1): select "Add Item" and follow the steps above.
  • Hard-copy version* of Amendment No. 1 only here.

*The hard-copy versions of the Handbook and Amendment will be discontinued on Dec. 31, 2020. No future Amendments will be available in hard-copy for purchase. 

Note: Amendment No. 1 is included in all new purchases of the hard-copy version of the ASPE Handbook. The digital version purchased from the CPAStore includes the amendment.


  • Purchase of handbook: Maha Mir, Senior Accountant, 416.642.2700 x234
  • Application of sections of handbook: Nancy Anderson, VP, Financial Reporting & CFO, 416.642.2700 x226



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