Performance Audits Planned, Tabled, Deferred, or Cancelled (2018–19 to 2020–21)

                                               

Planned reports for the 2018–19 fiscal year

 

Performance audits tabled in the 2018–19 fiscal year:

·         20 federal (14 Auditor General and 6 Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development)

·         1 territorial

 

Deferred: None

 

Cancelled: 1

 

Spring 2018: Reports of the Auditor General of Canada

1.       Building and Implementing the Phoenix Pay System

Tabled spring 2018

2.       Disposing of Government Surplus Goods and Equipment

Tabled spring 2018

3.       Administration of Justice in the Canadian Armed Forces

Tabled spring 2018

4.       Replacing Montréal’s Champlain Bridge—Infrastructure Canada

Tabled spring 2018

5.       Socio-economic Gaps on First Nations Reserves—Indigenous Services Canada

Tabled spring 2018

6.       Employment Training for Indigenous People—Employment and Social Development Canada

Tabled spring 2018

7.       Consular Services to Canadians Abroad—Global Affairs Canada

Tabled spring 2018

Spring 2018: Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

8.       Salmon Farming

Tabled spring 2018

9.       Canada’s Preparedness to Implement the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

Tabled spring 2018

10.   Conserving Biodiversity

Tabled spring 2018

Fall 2018: Reports of the Auditor General of Canada

11.   Connectivity in Rural and Remote Areas

Tabled fall 2018

12.   Conserving Federal Heritage Properties

Tabled fall 2018

13.   Canada’s Fighter Force—National Defence

Tabled fall 2018

14.   Physical Security at Canada’s Missions Abroad—Global Affairs Canada

Tabled fall 2018

15.   Inappropriate Sexual Behaviour—Canadian Armed Forces

Tabled fall 2018

16.   Community Supervision—Correctional Service Canada

Tabled fall 2018

17.   Compliance Activities—Canada Revenue Agency

Tabled fall 2018

First Nations Children in Care on Reserves—Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Cancelled

Fall 2018: Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

18.   Toxic Substances

Tabled fall 2018

19.   Protecting Marine Mammals

Tabled fall 2018

20.   Departmental Progress in Implementing Sustainable Development Strategies

Tabled fall 2018

Environmental Petitions Annual Report

(Note: Not a performance audit)

Tabled fall 2018

Territorial audits

21.   Child and Family Services—Department of Health and Social Services and Health and Social Services Authorities—Northwest Territories

Tabled October 2018

22.   Support for High School Students and Adult Learners—Nunavut

(Note: In the Departmental Plan, it was identified as “Support for Inuit Employment—Nunavut”)

Tabled June 2019

 

23.   Kindergarten Through Grade 12 Education in Yukon—Department of Education

Tabled June 2019

 

 


 

Planned reports for the 2019–20 fiscal year

 

Performance audits completed in the 2019–20 fiscal year

·         13 federal (9 Auditor General and 4 Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development)

Note: The Auditor General’s spring 2020 reports were completed and ready to be tabled in 2019–20 fiscal year but were tabled in July 2020 because  Parliament was suspended as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. They are counted here.

·         3 territorial

 

Deferred

·         1 was deferred from fall 2019 to spring 2020 and tabled with the spring 2020 reports.

·         Update on Results Measures will be a web-based product.

 

Cancelled: 6 (1 identified in the Departmental Plan, 5 identified during the Standing Committee on Public Accounts hearing in May 2019)

Note: The 2019–20 Departmental Results Report has not yet been tabled.

Spring 2019: Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

1.       Aquatic Invasive Species

Tabled spring 2019

2.       Protecting Fish From Mining Effluent

Tabled spring 2019

3.       Tax Subsidies for Fossil Fuels—Department of Finance Canada

Tabled spring 2019

 

4.       Non-Tax Subsidies for Fossil Fuels—Environment and Climate Change Canada

Tabled spring 2019

Spring 2019: Reports of the Auditor General of Canada

5.       Call Centres

Tabled spring 2019

6.       Processing of Asylum Claims

Tabled spring 2019

7.       Taxation of E-Commerce

Tabled spring 2019

8.       Oversight of Government of Canada Advertising

Tabled spring 2019

9.       Equipping Officers of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Tabled spring 2019

Fall 2019: Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

10.   Review of the 2018 Progress Report on the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy

(Note: Not a performance audit)

Tabled fall 2019

11.   Departmental Progress in Implementing Sustainable Development Strategies
(N.B. Not a performance audit)

Tabled fall 2019

12.   Environmental Petitions Annual Report
(N.B. Not a performance audit)

Tabled fall 2019

Fall 2019: Reports of the Auditor General of Canada

13.   Respect in the Workplace

Tabled February 2020 (because of the fall 2019 federal election campaign)

Update on Results Measures

Deferred and will be a web-based product.

Inventory Management

Originally planned for fall 2019. Deferred to spring 2020 and renamed “Supplying the Canadian Armed Forces.”

Spring 2020: Reports of the Auditor General of Canada

 

Note: The spring 2020 reports were tabled in July 2020 because Parliament was suspended as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

14.   Immigration Removals

Tabled July 2020

15.   Student Financial Assistance

Tabled July 2020

16.   Supplying the Canadian Armed Forces—National Defence

Deferred from fall 2019 (previously “Inventory Management”)

Tabled July 2020

Federal Support for Victims of Crime

Cancelled

Territorial audits

17.   Kindergarten Through Grade 12 Education in Yukon—Department of Education

Tabled June 2019

18.   Support for High School Students and Adult Learners—Nunavut

Tabled June 2019

19.   Early Childhood to Grade 12 Education in the Northwest Territories—Department of Education, Culture and Employment

Tabled February 2020

Other cancelled performance audits (mentioned in the Departmental Plan but identified only during the May 2019 Standing Committee on Public Accounts hearing on our estimates)

Note: The 2019–20 Departmental Plan says, “we reviewed our performance audit plans and eliminated five audits that had been planned for reporting in 2019–20,” but the subjects were not identified in the Departmental Plan. The audits were identified during the May 2019 hearing before the committee hearing on our estimates.

Combatting cybercrime

Cancelled

Protecting Canada’s North

Cancelled

Heritage Services to Canadians

Cancelled

Training and Learning to Deliver Services to Canadians

Cancelled

Shared Travel Solutions Within the Government of Canada

Cancelled

 

Planned reports for the 2020–21 fiscal year

 

 

Performance audits to be tabled in the 2020–21 fiscal year

·         Departmental Plan identifies 11:

o   8 federal—4 Auditor General and 4 Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

o   3 territorial

 

·         Almost all reports planned for 2020 have been deferred to spring or fall 2021 (some to the 2020–21 fiscal year and some to the 2021–22 fiscal year)

 

·         Because of recent requests by Parliament, additional audits are planned for 2021 that were not in the Departmental Plan. Some are to be tabled in spring 2021, and some in fall 2021. Therefore, some will be in the 2020–21 fiscal year and some in the 2021–22 fiscal year.

 

·         Note: The Auditor General’s and the Commissioner’s reports planned for the 2021–22 fiscal year that were not requested by Parliament are not included in this table, as they are not yet on our website. They will be included in the Departmental Plan for 2021–22.

 

Work was stopped and deferred on 5 performance audits originally planned for spring 2021 (4 federal and 1 territorial).

Note: Only the territorial audit was identified in the 2020–21 Departmental Plan. The 4 federal audits were not.

 

Spring 2020: Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

Follow-up Audit on the Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Deferred to fall 2020; tabled in October 2020

Fall 2020: Reports of the Auditor General of Canada

Procurement of Information Technology Services

Deferred to spring 2021

Follow-up on Rail Safety

Deferred to spring 2021

National Shipbuilding Strategy

Deferred to spring 2021

Canada Child Benefit

Deferred to spring 2021

Fall 2020: Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Deferred to spring/summer 2021

Natural Health Products

Deferred to spring/summer 2021

Water Basins

Deferred to spring/summer 2021

1.       Departmental Progress in Implementing Sustainable Development Strategies—Safe and Healthy Communities
(Note: Not a performance audit)

Tabled in October 2020

2.       Environmental Petitions Annual Report
(Note: Not a performance audit)

Tabled in October 2020

Territorial audits

Fall 2020: Mental Wellness—Yukon

Deferred to spring 2021

Fall 2020: Follow-up on Corrections—Nunavut

Deferred to spring/summer 2021

Spring 2021: Child and Family Services—Nunavut

Stop work and defer

New audits requested by Parliament but not identified in the 2020–21 Departmental Plan (planned for tabling in the 2020–21 and 2021–22 fiscal years)

Can be found on our website

Investing in Canada Plan

Winter 2020 / spring 2021

Pandemic Preparedness and Response

Winter 2020 / spring 2021

Providing Medical Supplies and Personnel to Indigenous Communities

Winter 2020 / spring 2021

Drinking Water in Indigenous Communities

Winter 2020 / spring 2021

Canada Emergency Response Benefit

Winter 2020 / spring 2021

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Winter 2020 / spring 2021

Temporary Foreign Farm Workers

Winter 2020 / spring 2021

Purchasing and Distributing Personal Protective Equipment and Medical Devices

Winter 2020 / spring 2021

Protecting Canada’s Food Supply

Fall 2021

Audits planned for spring 2021 for which work was stop and deferred—
These were not included in the 2020–21 Departmental Plan

Marine Oil Spills

Work stopped and deferred

Effectiveness of International Assistance

Work stopped and deferred

Security Clearance

Work stopped and deferred

La protection des renseignements personnels dans le secteur financier canadien

Work stopped and deferred