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.
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.
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.
Tools, professional development, research, and methodology for performance auditors.
Research, reference material, and professional development workshops for oversight committees and their support staff.
Working together to build the performance audit and oversight capacity of partner countries.
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.