Health Canada internal audits

The term “internal audits” refers to audits conducted in respect to the resources, systems, processes, structures, and operational tasks of Health Canada.

The objective is to maintain and enhance the proper management of the public funds administered by Health Canada. This is achieved by providing independent assurance that these areas are supporting the delivery of departmental programs in an economical, efficient, and effective manner.

The Office of Audit and Evaluation (OAE) is responsible for conducting internal audits. OAE reports its audit findings and recommendations directly to the Departmental Audit Committee, chaired by the Deputy Minister. This Committee approves or amends the annual audit plan, which is based on a departmental risk assessment, gives formal approval to audit reports, and monitors the implementation of the appropriate corrective action.

Grants and contribution audits

In addition to internal audits conducted by OAE, Program Branches conduct audits of contributions agreements.

  • First Nations and Inuit Health Branch - Contribution Audits
  • Information, Analysis and Connectivity Branch - Health Policy Research Program

Health Canada and the Public Health Agency Internal Audit Performance Results


2013 reports





Archived internal audit reports
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