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Audit Committee

The role of the Audit Committee is to assist the Board of Trustees in fulfilling its duties related to governance and oversight as prescribed by Ontario Regulation 361/10 – September 2010. The Audit Committee meets three to four times per year to manage the following duties:

  • Oversee the financial accounting and reporting practices and issues
  • Oversee the Board’s system of internal controls
  • Oversee the internal and external audit function 
  • Oversee the Board’s system for monitoring compliance with legislative requirements 
  • Oversee the Board’s risk management system

Members of the Audit Committee

  • Brian Coburn, CPA, CMA (Audit Committee Chairperson)
  • Elaine McMahon (Chairperson, Ottawa Catholic School Board) 
  • Sandra Moore (Trustee, Ottawa Catholic School Board)
  • Michel Collette, CPA, CMA, CIA, CGAP, CFE (External Member)
  • Cathy M. Dempsey, CPA, CGA (External Member)

Meeting agendas and minutes

Audit Committee meetings are generally held a minimum of three times a year (September, November and May), or at the discretion of the Chair, at the Board office in Nepean. Links to the meeting agendas and minutes will be posted here as the documents become available. Please notify the Finance Department by phone at 613-224-4455 Ext 2281 at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting if you wish to attend and/or address the Committee.

Meeting Date Agendas Minutes
June 6, 2017 View agenda  
February 23, 2017 View agenda  
November 9, 2016 View agenda  View minutes
September 15, 2016 View agenda  View minutes
June 2, 2016 View agenda  View minutes
November 12, 2015 View agenda  View minutes
September 17, 2015 View agenda  View minutes
May 28, 2015 View agenda  View minutes
March 5, 2015 View agenda  View minutes

Contact Us

Phone: 613-224-4455 ext 2281
Fax: 613-224-0132
E-mail:Finance@ocsb.ca


Finance Department c/o Audit Committee
570 West Hunt Club Road
Nepean, Ontario K2G 3R4

Committee Resources

  • Doreen Hume, CPA, CA (External Audit Partner, Deloitte LLP)
  • Line Robitaille, CPA, CA, CIA (Regional Internal Audit Manager)
  • David Leach, CPA, CA (Superintendent of Finance & Administration, Ottawa Catholic Schools)

View the Ontario Regulation 361/10 made under the Education Act >>