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The City Auditor’s Office (CAO) strives to provide the highest level of independent and objective assurance, advisory and investigative services within the Council approved budget.

The CAO provides value to Council and senior management through objective assurance and insight on the effectiveness and efficiency of governance, risk management and internal control processes. In turn this assurance helps The City achieve its strategic, operational, financial, and compliance objectives. Overall, the audit and advisory work provided by the CAO acts as a catalyst for improving an organization’s effectiveness and efficiency by providing insight and recommendations on risk management effectiveness.

Audit Plan

The CAO Charter requires the City Auditor to prepare annually a risk based Annual Audit Plan for approval by Audit Committee and for information to Council. The CAO Charter is aligned with The International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing which require the establishment of a risk-based plan to determine the priorities of the internal audit activity, consistent with the organization’s goals.

The annual plan development process, which utilizes a risk based methodology is a critical deliverable provided by the CAO to ensure audit resources are directed to the most significant areas of The City.

2017/18 Annual Audit Plan AC2016-0824:
Cover Report - Audit Plan

2019/20 Annual Audit Plan AC2018-0998:
Cover Report - Audit Plan


Quarterly and annual public reports provide transparency on delivery of the approved plan and management’s implementation of audit recommendations.

Quarterly and annual reports


AC2019-0469 - City Auditor's Office Q1 2019 Report:
Cover Report​Q1 Report​


AC2019-0213 - City Auditor's Office 2018 Annual Report:
Cover Report​ Annual Report

AC2018-1246​ - City Auditor's Office Q3 2018 Report:

AC2018-0860 - City Auditor’s Office Q2 2018 Report:
Cover Report - Q2 Report

AC2018-0344 - City Auditor’s Office Q1 2018 Report:
Cover Report - Q1 Report


AC2018-0019 - City Auditor’s Office 2017 Annual Report:
Cover Report - 2017 Annual Report - Attachment - Presentation

AC2017-1204 - City Auditor’s Office Q3 2017 Report:
Cover Report - Q3 Report

AC2017-0613 - City Auditor’s Office Q2 2017 Report:
Cover Report - Q2 Report - Attachment

AC2017-0359 - City Auditor’s Office Q1 2017 Report:
Cover Report - Q1 Report


AC2017-0252 - City Auditor’s Office 2016 Annual Report:
Cover Report - Annual Report - Attachment

AC2016-0804 - City Auditor’s Office Q3 2016 Report:
Cover Report - Q3 Report

AC2016-0575 - City Auditor’s Office Q2 2016 Report:
Cover Report - Q2 Report

AC2016-0430 - City Auditor’s Office Q1 2016 Report:
Cover Report - Q1 Report​​​​​​