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Call for Candidates for the CCAF Board of Directors

Our Governance Committee is currently seeking candidates to join the volunteer Board of Directors.

The Organization

CCAF-FCVI Inc. (formerly the Canadian Comprehensive Auditing Foundation), 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 organization promotes innovation and excellence in these areas and is focused on the needs and interests of its members. Further information on CCAF-FCVI and its activities can be accessed on our website.

CCAF-FCVI 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 CCAF-FCVI'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 CCAF-FCVI members at the next Annual General Meeting on September 19, 2017. 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:

  • Public sector auditing and related oversight in Canada, particularly performance (value for money) auditing and the activities of public accounts committees and other parliamentary oversight bodies;

  • Activities and strategic issues of CCAF-FCVI members and the communities we serve;

  • Governance, strategic planning, control and risk management in not-for-profit organizations; and

  • Public sector governance, public policy, laws and regulations.

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

  • Public sector auditing and oversight institutions in developing nations;

  • Fundraising for not-for-profit membership based organizations, including applying for and securing research grants and other project-based funding;

  • Experience managing and/or conducting performance audits, in the public sector, as conducted by legislative, internal and municipal auditors;

  • Service on a public accounts committee, government audit committee, or other public sector oversight body;

  • Overseeing, managing and/or implementing capacity development initiatives, including education and research programs, in public sector auditing and government oversight;

  • Involvement in international development activities;

  • Fluency in both of Canada's official languages.

Deadline for Submission

Candidates should submit their resume and covering letter by no later than Friday, March 24, 2017 to the Vice-Chair of CCAF-FCVI and Chair of the Governance Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..