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About the Internal Audit Function


Internal auditing is an independent and objective function designed to add value and improve an organization's operations. It helps the agency accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of:

  • risk management strategies and practices;
  • management control frameworks, systems, and practices; and
  • governance processes.

Internal audit activities

The Internal Audit directorate assists Elections Canada in achieving its objectives through assurance and review engagements of selected activities of the Agency. Assurance provided through audit engagements reports gives management confidence on the soundness of management processes within the agency. The Internal Audit directorate is also responsible to support the activities of the Audit Committee and the Agency during audits performed by other external assurance providers. As needed, Internal Audit can also provide independent advice to management on governance, risk management and controls.