In accordance with Ministry Regulation 361-10 (see "Resources"), the Halton Catholic District School Board formed an Audit Committee in January 2011. The audit committee is comprised of 3 elected trustees (4 year term) and two external voluntary members (3 year term).
The current audit committee membership is as follows:
- Jane Michael (Chair of the Board)
- John Mark Rowe (Trustee)
- Paul Marai (Trustee)
- Melanie Dugard (Volunteer)
- Terry Penney (Volunteer)
Currently Seeking Two Volunteer External Members
The term of the external members will expire on January 4, 2017. The Halton Catholic District School Board is currently accepting applications for this position. Applicants must have sufficient accounting, senior financial management or other relevant business experience to understand public sector accounting and auditing standards. The applicant must not be a current employee or officer of the board or of any other district school board or school authority. The applicant must not have a parent, child or spouse currently employed by the board.
Suitably qualified candidates interested in serving on the Audit Committee are invited to submit a letter of interest and resume by 4:00 pm on Friday, November 11, 2016 to:
Paula Dawson, Director of Education and Secretary of the Board
Halton Catholic District School Board
802 Drury Lane, Burlington, ON L7R 2Y2
Candidates who are short-listed may be requested to attend a private interview conducted by the Audit Committee's selection committee.
For further information, please contact:
Roxana Negoi, Superintendent of Business Services & Treasurer of the Board
Direct: 905-632-6314 ext. 130
The first meeting of the Audit Committee took place on March 30, 2011. Subsequent meetings took place on: June 8, 2011, September 28, 2011 and November 15, 2011. The final meeting for the Audit Committee for the 2011-2012 year was held on June 4, 2012.
The first meeting of the Audit Committee for the 2012-2013 year was held on September 10, 2012 with subsequent meetings held on November 20, 2012, March 26, 2013 and June 10, 2013.
For the 2013-2014 year, the Audit Committee met on: September 9, 2013, December 17, 2013 and June 9, 2014.
For the 2014-2015 year, the Audit Committee met on: September 8, 2014, November 17, 2014 and June 8, 2015.
For the 2015-2016 year, the Audit Committee met on: September 21, 2015, November 16, 2015, and June 13, 2016.
For the 2016-17 year, the Audit Committee will meet on: September 15, 2016, November 14, 2016, March 20, 2017 (tentative) and June 12, 2017.
Prior to November 16, 2015, the meetings were held in-camera in accordance with the Ministry Memorandums "2011:SB06 Closed Sessions for Audit Committee Meetings" and "2014:SB22 -Guidance on Holding Audit Committee Meetings in Closed Session". These Memos are posted under "Resources".
Effective November 16, 2015, Audit Committee meetings will be held in public. However, matters pertaining to risk, security and control weaknesses will continue to be discussed in closed meetings.
Information on Audit Committees and Internal Audit from the Ministry may be found on the School Business Support Branch website. The website link is posted under "Resources".