2022‑2025 will be an exciting time for the Canadian Audit and Accountability Foundation. For more than 40 years, we have been advancing public sector accountability in Canada and abroad. This strategic plan builds on our successes while looking to grow in the goal areas of member engagement, knowledge exploration, and capacity building. For example, we are looking to grow our membership and the products and services that members receive, enhance accountability by researching issues of importance to Canadians, and develop a plan to support certification for performance auditors.
CAAF's 2022-2025 Strategic Plan
Our plan lists just some of the ways we will achieve our goals. Under our overarching goal, our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, we will take steps to ensure that all CAAF members, associates, partners, staff, and board members feel welcomed and valued at CAAF.
In the goal area of Member Engagement, we will be reaching out to our members and potential members and be responsive to their needs. To achieve our goal of Knowledge Exploration, we will contribute to the accountability discussion in Indigenous communities and within small municipalities in Canada. Within the Capacity Building goal, we will be continuously improving our professional development offerings, introducing a mentoring program, and looking for other organizations with similar goals to collaborate with.
Finally, we have identified an underpinning goal: Our Sustainability. Our funding model has not kept pace with the growth of our work. We are grateful to the institutional members who have supported us since our inception and recognize that additional support is needed to accomplish our strategic goals. Some of the ways we will achieve this include identifying new funders in Canada to support core funding for research, parliamentary oversight programming, and international development work, delivering certain of our products and services on a full cost recovery basis, and organizing a conference every 2‑3 years, an event which was once an essential anchor for CAAF.
At the heart of the success of CAAF are the members, associates, partners, staff, and board members who work together to advance public sector accountability. Thank you to everyone.
President & CEO
Canadian Audit and Accountability Foundation