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We are currently seeking candidates to join our volunteer Board of Directors

The Organization

The Canadian Audit and Accountability Foundation (formerly CCAF-FCVI), based in Ottawa, is a dynamic, independent non-profit research and educational corporation founded in 1980. Its mission is to promote and strengthen public sector performance audit, oversight and accountability in Canada and abroad through research, education and knowledge sharing. The Foundation believes government is accountable to its citizens for the way it uses public resources and delivers public goods and services. For accountability to work properly, we believe all parties to the parliamentary accountability relationship – oversight bodies, public sector departments and organizations, and auditors – play important and interdependent roles. They operate together to form a system of accountability.

The Foundation promotes innovation and excellence in these areas and is focused on the needs and interests of its members as well as the broader public good. Further information on the Foundation and its strategy and activities can be accessed on our website.

The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors of respected professionals and thought leaders. Directors have links to our members and the communities we serve, and work together in a collegial manner to advise and oversee management's implementation of the Foundation's strategic goals and achievement of its mission and vision, and build relationships within its member communities. (Current Board of Directors)

The Board currently holds three meetings annually. In addition, Board members serve on one or two functional committees that meet by conference call about three times a year. Successful candidates will begin their service following election by the Foundation's members at the next Annual General Meeting on September 25, 2018. The Board utilizes staggered terms for directors of one to four years to facilitate balancing continuity and turnover of membership.


Qualified candidates are professionals and thought leaders with an understanding of and experience with any of the following:

  • Public sector auditing in Canada, in particular, experience managing and/or conducting performance audits, including environmental audit, as conducted by legislative, internal and municipal auditors;
  • Oversight, in particular, the activities of public accounts committees, other parliamentary oversight bodies, and audit committees and other public sector oversight bodies (experience serving on one of these bodies would be preferred);
  • Public sector administration, management, governance, and policy development, in particular, experience managing government programs and activities, including participating in performance audits as a receiver of those audits;

The following additional competencies, qualifications and/or experience would be valuable assets:

  • Overseeing, managing and/or implementing capacity development initiatives, including education and research programs, in public sector auditing, oversight and accountability;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the activities and strategic issues of the Foundation's members and the communities we serve;
  • Governance, strategic planning, control and risk management in not-for-profit organizations;
  • Fundraising for not-for-profit membership based organizations, including applying for and securing research grants and other project-based funding;
  • Involvement in international development activities, including knowledge of, and experience with, public sector auditing and oversight institutions in developing nations; and,
  • Fluency in both of Canada's official languages.

Deadline for Submission

Candidates should submit their resume and covering letter by no later than Friday, April 6, 2018 to the Vice-Chair of the Canadian Audit and Accountability Foundation and Chair of the Governance Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..