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Audit and Evaluation

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Evaluation of Business Productivity and Growth

This report presents the findings of the Business Productivity and Growth Evaluation. The evaluation assessed the performance and relevance of the business productivity and growth programming to determine the extent to which the programming achieved its objectives. The evaluation covered the time period from 2009 - 2010 to 2013 - 2014.


Core Control Audit of Western Economic Diversification Canada

The core control audit examined compliance with key requirements contained in selected financial legislation, policies and directives. It covers the time period from January 1, 2013 to September 30, 2013.


Evaluation of Community Futures Program

The evaluation of the Community Futures Program assessed the relevance and performance of the program in each of the four provinces in Western Canada. The evaluation covered the time period from 2008–09 to 2012–13. The report presents the findings and conclusions from the evaluation. The department provided a Management Response Action Plan to the recommendations in the evaluation.


Horizontal Internal Audit of Protection of Personal Information in Small Departments

The objective of this audit was to assess compliance with the Policy on Privacy Protection and related directives in selected small departments.

Audit Report – June 2014


Evaluation of the Women’s Enterprise Initiative

This report presents the findings of the Evaluation of the Women’s Enterprise Initiative. The evaluation assessed the performance and relevance of the Women’s Enterprise Initiative to determine the extent to which the program achieved its objectives. The evaluation covered the time period from 2008-2009 to 2012-2013.


Evaluation of Trade and Investment Activities

The evaluation of Trade and Investment Activities assessed the relevance and performance of the department’s investments in Trade and Investment activities in each of the four provinces in Western Canada. The evaluation covered the time period from 2007–08 to 2011–12. The report presents the findings and conclusions from the evaluation.


Evaluation of the Innovation Activity

The evaluation of the Innovation Activity assessed the relevance and performance of the department’s investments in innovation in western Canada. The evaluation covered the time period from 2007-2008 to 2011-2012. The report presents the findings and conclusions from the evaluation.


Evaluation of the Western Economic Partnership Agreements

The evaluation of the Western Economic Partnership Agreement assessed the relevance and performance of the department’s investments in Western Economic Partnership Agreement projects implemented in each of the four provinces in western Canada. The evaluation covered the current term of the Agreement from 2008 to 2012. The report presents the findings and conclusions from the evaluation.


Audit of Financial Reporting Controls

The audit of Financial reporting Controls was conducted to provide assurance that Western Economic Diversification Canada has designed and maintained a system of internal control over financial reporting that is adequate and effective and that the controls were operating as intended.


Audit of Departmental Performance Measurement

The audit of Departmental Performance Information was conducted to assess the processes and internal controls that the department has in place over the development of departmental performance measures and targets, and the reporting on and use of performance results.


Audit of Year-End Procedures

The audit of Year-End Procedures was conducted to assess controls and procedures related to payables, commitments, budgetary management and financial reporting at fiscal year-end.


Audit of Information Management and Technology Governance

The Audit of Information Management and Technology (IMT) Governance was conducted to provide assurance that Western Economic Diversification Canada has in place an effective IMT governance framework and practices that meet Government of Canada and departmental policy requirements and that the controls were operating as intended.


Audit of Project Performance Information

The audit of Project Performance Information was conducted to assess the procedures and controls that the department has designed and implemented over the collection and use of project performance information.


Follow-up on Outstanding Audit Recommendations

A comprehensive summary of follow-up on all outstanding recommendations for completed audits.


Audit of Monitoring and Payments

The audit of Monitoring and Payments was conducted to provide assurance that Western Economic Diversification Canada has sound monitoring controls in place to manage grants and contributions and that the controls were operating as intended.


Evaluation of Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program

The evaluation of the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program assessed the relevance and performance of the department’s investments in programming for western Canadians with disabilities.  The report presents the findings, conclusions and recommendations, and outlines the department's planned actions to implement the recommendations.  The report spanned the six fiscal years from 2005-06 to 2010-11.


Evaluation of Mountain Pine Beetle Program

This report presents the findings of the Evaluation of the Mountain Pine Beetle Program. The evaluation assessed the performance and relevance of the Mountain Pine Beetle Program to determine the extent to which the program achieved its objectives. The evaluation spanned the three fiscal years from 2007-08 to 2009-10.


Audit of Regional Operations – Manitoba Region

The audit of Regional Operations-Manitoba Region was conducted to provide reasonable assurance that the region has in place sound governance, planning, budgeting, forecasting and reporting processes to support effective decision-making.


Audit of Regional Operations – Alberta Region

The audit of Regional Operations-Alberta Region was conducted to provide reasonable assurance that the region has in place sound governance, planning, budgeting, forecasting and reporting processes to support effective decision-making.