The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with our audited consolidated financial statements and the accompanying notes. The consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). All amounts are expressed in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted. Any reference to "we", "us" or "our" refers to March of Dimes Canada (MODC) and Ontario March of Dimes (OMOD). Any attempt at grading or rating performance is explained in the subsequent narrative.
March 31, 2011 marks the end of the 2010-2011 fiscal year and the first quarter of our 60th anniversary as a charitable organization in Canada. Over that period, we grew from raising $14,000 to eradicate the threat of polio in 1951 to revenues in 2011 of $97.99 million to assist almost 63,000 people with disabilities to live more independent lives in communities across Canada.
Our 2008-2013 Strategic Plan "Creating an Inclusive Society", incorporates our value proposition, "One-Stop: Solutions for Independence", identifying three attributes that together distinguish March of Dimes from other service providers: our range of services, our broad constituency - serving Canadians with disabilities of all ages - and our service philosophy, empowering people to live independently at home and in the community, maximizing their input and control in the design and delivery of the services