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National Archives of Canada (NA)
Consulting and Audit Canada
Project No.: 330-1290
Consulting and Audit Canada was engaged to conduct an audit to determine whether the transfer payment program of the National Archives of Canada (NA) is adequately managed and administered in accordance with the TB Policy on Transfer Payments. The audit was carried out on behalf of the Audit and Evaluation Division, Strategic Management Office. The audit fieldwork was carried out between December 2002 and February 2003. Specifically, the audit included an assessment of the policies and procedures put in place at the NA and at the Canadian Council of Archives with the view to ensuring that Public Funds are prudently managed and used in compliance with the terms and conditions associated with the funds.
The NA is facing a renewal of the terms and conditions for its transfer payment programs by March 31, 2005, as required by the Treasury Board Policy on Transfer Payments. This audit of the management and administration of grants and contribution programs highlights the challenges faced by the NA to ensure that its transfer payment program responds to the current TB policy requirements.
Based upon the audit, following are the key issues faced by the NA:
A number of challenges are faced by the NA to ensure that its program meets the TB Policy requirements for renewal of its transfer payment program by March 31, 2005. The recommendations contained in this report are of strategic importance and require the attention of NA Senior Management to ensure follow-up and corrective action.
Management of the NA is accepting the issues presented in this report and we will address these, including our relationship with the archival community, as part of the transformation leading to the creation of the Library and Archives of Canada.
To obtain a copy of the complete audit report, please contact:
Manager, Internal Audit
Library and Archives Canada
Floor: 8 - Room: 41, 550 de la Cité Blvd
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0N4