Management Letter: Congress of Aboriginal Peoples

Jim Devoe
Chief Executive Officer
Congress of Aboriginal Peoples
867 St. Laurent Blvd.
Ottawa ON
K1K 3B1

Fax: 613-747-6022

Ref:  2016-17 Recipient Audit Results and Follow-Up

Dear Mr. Devoe:

Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs (CIRNA), formerly Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), conducted a number of recipient audits in fiscal year 2016-17, including an audit of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples. Please find a copy of the full audit report and a summary of the report. The summary will be published on the department's website in the coming weeks, along with this management letter. Should you wish to, you may provide a written response to me, pertaining to this audit within 30 days. Your response will also be posted.

The audit report included a number of recommendations to assist in improving management practices. We look forward to working together to develop a plan to address the management recommendations.

As a result of this recipient audit, a non-compliant amount had been identified and is subject to recovery. A regional representative from CIRNA will contact you shortly to discuss the next steps including a repayment calendar.

In the meantime, please contact your CIRNA representative to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding this audit.


Paul Thoppil, CPA, CA
Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer

c.c.:  Jeff Moore, Sr. Assistant Deputy Minister
David Peckham, Chief Audit and Evaluation Executive
Francois Weldon, Director General, Aboriginal and External Relations
Samson & Associates

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