June 6, 2018
Establishing a First Nations Auditor General
In 2016, the Government of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop the proposed elements of a new fiscal relationship between First Nations and the Government of Canada.
Since that time, three joint working groups have been developing options to guide the journey forward. This included consideration of a new mutual accountability relationship – one that will demonstrate results to citizens, governments and Parliament in closing the socio-economic disparities between First Nations citizens and other Canadians.
In December 2017, those options were presented to Minister Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services for the Government of Canada and Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations.
The Foundation was proud to have been part of this dialogue by its contribution of a research paper that considered the potential roles and requirements for Establishing a First Nations Auditor General.
“We appreciated the opportunity given to us to be part of this crucially important initiative. We very much look forward to continuing our engagement in this important dialogue in the future.”
—John Reed, President & CEO, Canadian Audit & Accountability Foundation