Financial Instruments and Risk Management
|12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2021
|Financial Instruments and Risk Management Disclosure [Abstract]
|FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS AND RISK MANAGEMENT
Financial risk management
Financial instruments measured at fair value are classified into one of three levels in the fair value hierarchy according to the relative reliability of the inputs used to estimate the fair values. The three levels of the fair value hierarchy are:
Level 1 – Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities;
Level 2 – Inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability either directly or indirectly; and
Level 3 – Inputs that are not based on observable market data.
The Board of Directors has overall responsibility for the establishment and oversight of the Company’s risk management framework. The Company’s financial instruments consist of cash, receivables, restricted deposit, accounts payable and accrued liabilities and notes payable.
The fair value of cash, receivables, accounts payable and accrued liabilities approximate their book values because of the short-term nature of these instruments. The fair value of notes payable approximates its book value as it was discounted using a market rate of interest.
Credit risk is the risk of financial loss to the Company if a counterparty to a financial instrument fails to meet its payment obligations. The Company has no material counterparties to its financial instruments with the exception of the financial institutions which hold its cash. The Company manages its credit risk by ensuring that its cash is placed with a major financial institution with strong investment grade ratings by a primary ratings agency. The Company’s receivables consist of goods and services tax due from the government.
Financial instrument risk exposure
The Company is exposed in varying degrees to a variety of financial instrument related risks. The Board approves and monitors the risk management processes.
The Company’s cash is invested in business accounts which are available on demand. The Company has raised additional capital during the twelve months ended December 31, 2021.
Interest rate risk
The Company’s bank account earns interest income at variable rates and the notes payable bear interest at the prime lending rate. The fair value of its portfolio is relatively unaffected by changes in short-term interest rates. A 1% change in interest rates would have no significant impact on profit or loss for the year ended December 31, 2021.
Foreign exchange risk
Foreign currency exchange rate risk is the risk that the fair value of financial instruments or future cash flows will fluctuate because of changes in foreign exchange rates. The Company operates in Canada and the United States.
The Company was exposed to the following foreign currency risk as at December 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020:
As at December 31, 2021, with other variables unchanged, a +/- 10% change in the United States dollar to Canadian dollar exchange rate would impact the Company’s net loss by $1,900 (December 31, 2020 - $220,000).