• Cart
Log in

Log in

Performance Audit

Performance audits provide independent, objective, and systematic assessments of how government is managing its activities, responsibilities, and resources, with due regard for economy, efficiency, and effectiveness.

Our programs provide public sector performance auditors with premier capacity development opportunities, world-class research, and practical tools to support their work.

We encourage collaboration, knowledge sharing, and discussion on issues of mutual interest by providing members unique opportunities for networking and information exchanges.

Learn More

Parliamentary Oversight


To support the scrutiny of the economy, effectiveness, and efficiency of government operations, and to hold governments to account, parliamentary oversight committees are critical in bringing attention to issues identified in audit reports, or by other means, through public hearings and reports.

Our programs provide oversight committees with resources to support their efforts to hold the government to account for effective public administration and the appropriate spending of public funds.

Our programs also provide orientation material for new members of parliamentary oversight committees and give both new and experienced members access to the most up-to-date research in the field, enabling them to provide effective oversight of public money.

Learn More

International Development Program


Since our founding in 1980, we have delivered an international program that draws on the training, tools, and resources we develop for Canadian audiences, integrating and building upon the expertise of our Canadian and international networks. We help build capacity for performance auditing and legislative oversight in countries abroad, and thereby contribute to improved transparency, effectiveness, and accountability in public resource management.

Our program is funded by Global Affairs Canada and delivered with the support and participation of many Canadian legislative audit offices and other partners. Our current program, which runs from 2012 to 2017, focuses on four countries: Cameroon, Ghana, Tanzania, and Vietnam.

Learn More

  1. Performance Audit Resources

    Tools, professional development, research, and methodology for performance auditors.

  2. Parliamentary Oversight Resources

    Research, reference material, and professional development workshops for oversight committees and their support staff.

  3. International Development Program

    Working together to build the performance audit and oversight capacity of partner countries.

Performance Audit Resources

Our resources help public sector performance auditors build capacity and strengthen accountability. These resources include CCAF-FCVI Audit News, Training, Research & Methodology and Events & Presentations.
Read More...

CCAF Home Oversight

PAC/Oversight Resources

CCAF’s oversight program supports oversight committee members and their support staff. We provide research, material and professional development workshops to oversight committees both in Canada and abroad.

Our support enables parliamentarians to become familiar with their role and improve the effectiveness of their committees. This includes information on understanding performance audit, and how these audits can help improve public administration.
Read More...

  1. Performance Audit Resources
  2. PAC/Oversight Resources

Advancing Public Sector Audit, Oversight & Governance

  1.  
    Performance Audit Resources

    Performance audits provide independent, objective, and systematic assessments of how government is managing its activities, responsibilities, and resources, with due regard for economy, efficiency and effectiveness.

    Our programs provide public sector performance auditors with premier capacity development opportunities, world class research and practical tools to support their work.

    We encourage collaboration, knowledge sharing and discussion on issues of mutual interest by providing members unique opportunities for networking and information exchanges.

    Learn More

  2.  
    Parliamentary Oversight Resources

    To support the scrutiny of the economy, effectiveness, and efficiency of government operations, and to hold governments to account, parliamentary oversight committees are critical in bringing attention to issues identified in audit reports, or by other means, through public hearings and reports.

    Our programs provide oversight committees with resources to support their efforts to hold the government to account for effective public administration and the appropriate spending of public funds.

    Our programs also provide orientation material for new members of parliamentary oversight committees and give both new and experienced members access to the most up-to-date research in the field, enabling them to provide effective oversight of public money.

    Learn More

  3.  
    International Development Program

    Since our founding in 1980, we have delivered an international program that draws on the training, tools and resources we develop for Canadian audiences, integrating and building upon the expertise of our Canadian and international networks. We help build capacity for performance auditing and legislative oversight in countries abroad, and thereby contribute to improved transparency, effectiveness, and accountability in public resource management.

    Our program is funded by Global Affairs Canada and delivered with the support and participation of many Canadian legislative audit offices and other partners. Our current program, which runs from 2012 to 2017, focuses on four countries: Cameroon, Ghana, Tanzania, and Vietnam.

    Learn More

news

  • June 20, 2017
    Building and Sustaining Effective Auditor General-Public Accounts Committee Relationships
  • June 9, 2017
    2016-2017 Fellows
  • May 31, 2017
    Oversight in the Public Sector – A Webinar on Auditing Board Oversight
  • May 25, 2017
    Welcome to our New Products and Services Leader
  • May 18, 2017
    CCAF-FCVI enters a new era as the Canadian Audit and Accountability Foundation
  • March 6, 2017
    Call for Board of Director Candidates
  • March 2, 2017
    Audit News
  • January 19, 2017
    Inventory Guide
  • December 15, 2016
    News

news

  • June 20, 2017
    Building and Sustaining Effective Auditor General-Public Accounts Committee Relationships
  • June 9, 2017
    2016-2017 Fellows
  • May 31, 2017
    Oversight in the Public Sector – A Webinar on Auditing Board Oversight
  • May 25, 2017
    Welcome to our New Products and Services Leader
  • May 18, 2017
    CCAF-FCVI enters a new era as the Canadian Audit and Accountability Foundation
  • March 6, 2017
     Call for Board of Director Candidates
  • March 2, 2017
    Audit News
  • January 19, 2017
    Inventory Guide
  • December 15, 2016
    News
< >

who we are

The Canadian Audit and Accountability Foundation is dedicated to advancing public sector performance audit, oversight, and accountability in Canada and abroad.

We achieve this by providing support to public sector auditors and elected officials to build capacity, share knowledge, and collaborate on issues of mutual interest. Ultimately, our aim is to foster confidence in the public sector and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of government operations through improved oversight and accountability.

our members and partners

Our members play a crucial role in all aspects of the organization. Membership is open to individuals and organizations that want to contribute to our purpose and mission.

  • Alberta – Office of the Auditor General
  • Australasian Council of Auditors-General
  • Bermuda – Office of the Auditor General
  • British Columbia – Office of the Auditor Genera
  • Auditor General for Local Government (AGLG) – British Columbia
  • City of Calgary – City Auditor's Office
  • Canada – Office of the Auditor General
  • Canton de Vaud (Switzerland) - Cour des comptes
  • Cayman Islands – Office of the Auditor General
  • Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada
  • City of Edmonton – Office of the City Auditor
  • EY
  • Global Affairs Canada
  • Halifax Regional Municipality – Office of the Auditor General
  • “KPMG
  • Legal Aid Ontario
  • Manitoba – Office of the Auditor General
  • New Brunswick – Office of the Auditor General
  • Newfoundland & Labrador – Office of the Auditor General
  • Nova Scotia – Office of the Auditor General
  • City of Ottawa – Office of the Auditor General
  • Prince Edward Island – Office of the Auditor General
  • Québec – Vérificateur général du Québec
  • Saskatchewan – Office of the Provincial Auditor
  • City of Toronto – Auditor General's Office
  • Ville de Gatineau – Office of the Auditor General
  • Ville de Laval – Office of the Auditor General
  • Ville de Lévis – Office of the Auditor General
  • Ville de Longueuil – Office of the Auditor General
  • Ville de Montréal – Office of the Auditor General
  • Ville de Québec – Office of the Auditor General
  • Ville de Saguenay – Office of the Auditor General
  • Ville de Sherbrooke – Office of the Auditor General
  • Ville de Terrebonne – Office of the Auditor General
  • Ville de Trois-Rivières – Office of the Auditor General
  • City of Winnipeg – Audit Department