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Audit Committee

Commissioners - Don Bourgoin (Chair), Denise Martin (Vice-Chair), Keith Eldridge (Secretary), Darryl Gray

Members - Natascha Joncas (Director General), Sue Ward (Director of Finance)

Committee Type:

Standing Committee to the Board


Four (4) Commissioners, the Director General, and the Director of Financial Services. The term of office for the Commissioners on the Committee shall be for 2 years.

Committee Chair and Vice-Chair:

The Committee's Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary shall be chosen at the first meeting from among the Commissioner appointed to the Committee.


Quorum consists of two (2) of the four (4) Commissioner members of the Audit Committee, along with the Director of Financial Services. Should three commissioners not be present, the ESSB Chair can attend to allow quorum.

Meeting Frequency:

At least four times a year on the Wednesday preceeding the Regular Board meetings. Times for these meetings will be determined by the Cimmittee during the first meeting.

Meeting Access:

All Committee meetings are closed to the public. Commissioners may attend by VCN, telephone or in person.

Staff Support:

The Director of Financial Services will coordinate in collaboration with the Committee chair, the provision of reports and documents to the Committee and assist with preparation if meeting agendas.


The Human Resources Committee shall provide recommendations to Council on matters such as:

  • Seeing to the establishment of internal controls mechanisms and the optimal use of the school board's resources;
  • Reviewing periodic (quarterly/monthly) financial statements prepared by staff;
  • Participating in the development of the annual budget;
  • Reviewing the financial statements and any other report, findings or recommendations of the auditor, or any other person conducting a review of the financial management and internal controls of the school board;
  • Reviewing such matters as directed by the school board or as the committee considers desirable;
  • Reviewing the delegations of powers given to the Director of Financial Services as well as board financial policies.