Guidelines, Policies and Regulations

Prior to making recognition related purchases, it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with the University of Calgary policies and procedures regarding expenses. The Supply Chain Management website has the Travel and Expense Reimbursement Handbook available.

It is also important to be aware of the Canada Revenue Agency regulations regarding gifts, awards and social events. The following documents will provide information on social events, long service awards and limitations for gifts and rewards. Because these can often be considered as taxable benefits, we want to ensure we are consistent in application of the rules and regulations.

Visit the Canada Revenue Agency website to learn more about purchasing gifts and prizes through social committees and social events and hospitality functions