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Found 10 records similar to 2021 Reports of the Auditor General of Canada—Report 12—Protecting Canada’s Food System

Federal

This audit focused on whether Employment and Social Development Canada managed the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to protect agricultural workers from COVID‑19 in 2020 and 2021. We focused particularly on the amended Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations and the department’s inspections, which were meant to verify whether employers followed the COVID‑19 regulatory requirements. These requirements came into force in April 2020 and were in place for the duration of our audit. We also examined whether Agriculture and Agri‑Food Canada verified that the recipients it funded under two of its COVID‑19 support programs met program terms and conditions.

Last Updated: Jan. 31, 2022
Date Published: Dec. 9, 2021
Organization: Office of the Auditor General of Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Audit, Reports, Temporary Employment, Agricultural Workers, Coronavirus Diseases, Inspection, Quarantine, Program Management
Federal

The audit focused on whether the Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada, before and during the COVID‑19 pandemic, helped to meet the needs of provincial and territorial governments for selected Personal Protective Equipment (N95 masks and medical gowns) and medical devices (testing swabs and ventilators). The audit also focused on whether Public Services and Procurement Canada provided adequate procurement support to the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Last Updated: Jun. 23, 2021
Date Published: May 26, 2021
Organization: Office of the Auditor General of Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Audit, Coronavirus diseases, Emergency preparedness, Federal provincial relations, Governance, Health care professionals, Medical products, Purchasing, Report
Federal

This audit focused on whether Employment and Social Development Canada and the Department of Finance Canada provided analysis to support the initial design and subsequent adjustments to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. This audit also focused on whether Employment and Social Development Canada and the Canada Revenue Agency designed mechanisms so that the Canada Emergency Response Benefit would support eligible workers who suffered a loss of income for reasons related to COVID‑19, including limiting attempts to abuse the benefit.

Last Updated: Jun. 3, 2021
Date Published: Mar. 25, 2021
Organization: Office of the Auditor General of Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Audit, Reports, Emergency relief, Employment insurance, Program development, Program delivery, Program review, Risk management, Coronavirus diseases
Federal

This audit focused on whether selected regional development agencies and the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (under Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada) designed, delivered, and managed the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund program effectively and efficiently to support businesses and organizations through the pandemic, and whether they reported on the program’s results.

Last Updated: Jan. 31, 2022
Date Published: Dec. 9, 2021
Organization: Office of the Auditor General of Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Audit, Reports, Businesses, Aid Programs, Coronavirus Diseases, Program Development, Program Delivery, Program Management, Risk Management
Federal

This audit focused on whether Correctional Service Canada’s programs respond to the diversity of the offender population to support their safe and successful return to the community. This includes examining the department’s policies and practices to promote workplace equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Last Updated: Jun. 7, 2022
Date Published: May 31, 2022
Organization: Office of the Auditor General of Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Audit, Reports, Correctional Institutions, Inmates, Employment program, Governance, Cultural programming, Cultural groups, Program delivery
Federal

This audit focused on whether the Department of Finance Canada provided analysis on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, taking into account the Government’s objective of providing financial relief to employers and facilitating a return to economic activity. This audit also focused on whether the Canada Revenue Agency administered the program to limit abuse by establishing appropriate controls.

Last Updated: May 18, 2021
Date Published: Mar. 25, 2021
Organization: Office of the Auditor General of Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Audit, Coronavirus diseases, Emergency relief, Program delivery, Program development, Program review, Reports, Risk management, Salaries
Federal

This audit focused on whether Indigenous Services Canada provided sufficient personal protective equipment, nurses, and paramedics to Indigenous communities and organizations in a co‑ordinated and timely manner in order to protect Indigenous peoples against COVID‑19.

Last Updated: Jun. 30, 2021
Date Published: May 26, 2021
Organization: Office of the Auditor General of Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Audit, Coronavirus diseases, Emergency preparedness, Federal provincial relations, Health care professionals, Indigenous peoples, Medical products, Report
Federal

Briefing Package for the hearing on Report 12—Protecting Canada’s Food System, of the 2021 Reports of the Auditor General of Canada before the Standing Committee on Public Accounts -1 March 2022

Last Updated: May 12, 2022
Date Published: May 12, 2022
Organization: Office of the Auditor General of Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  PAC, Hearing, OAG
Federal

This audit focused on whether the Public Health Agency of Canada was prepared to effect a pandemic response that would protect public health and safety and would be supported by accurate and timely public health surveillance information. This audit also focused on whether the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency implemented and enforced border control and mandatory quarantine measures to limit the spread of COVID‑19 in Canada.

Last Updated: May 18, 2021
Date Published: Mar. 25, 2021
Organization: Office of the Auditor General of Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Audit, Coronavirus diseases, Emergency preparedness, Entry to Canada, Federal provincial relations, Information dissemination, Information technology, Quarantine, Reports
Federal

On 29 January 2020, the House of Commons passed a motion asking the Auditor General to conduct an audit of the Investing in Canada Plan. This audit focused on whether Infrastructure Canada and key federal organizations could demonstrate that the Investing in Canada Plan was meeting its objectives and whether they were providing complete, reliable, and timely reporting about the plan to Canadians.

Last Updated: May 18, 2021
Date Published: Mar. 25, 2021
Organization: Office of the Auditor General of Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Audit, Reports, Community infrastructure, Governance, Public funding, Objectives, Progress reports, Information dissemination
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