Audit Committee

In accordance with the Education Act, the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board formed an Audit Committee in February 2011. The Audit Committee is comprised of three elected trustees (4 year term) and two external volunteer members (3 year term). The role of the Audit Committee is to assist the Board of Trustees in fulfilling its responsibilities related to governance and oversight as prescribed by Ontario Regulation 361/10 – Audit Committees.

The primary duties and responsibilities of the Audit Committee include:

  • Review the financial management of the Board and its financial reporting processes.
  • Review the overall effectiveness of the Board’s internal controls.
  • Review the performance and effectiveness of the Board’s internal auditors.
  • Review the independence and performance of the Board’s external auditors.
  • Review the effectiveness of the Board’s system for monitoring compliance with legislative requirements and with the Board’s policies and procedures.
  • Review and assess the Board’s policies with respect to risk management.

    Please see Ontario Regulation 361/10 – Audit Committees for more information.External link


Audit Committee Membership

Vanessa DaDalt, Committee Chair (External Volunteer Member)
Mary DiMenna (Trustee)
Randy Laforest, (External Volunteer Member)
Tony Polifroni (Trustee)
Fulvio Valentinis (Trustee)

Resource to the Committee

Terry Lyons, Director of Education
Penny King, Executive Superintendent of Business

Posting – External Volunteer Member Vacancy

(Closing date: March 27, 2020)
The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board is seeking a volunteer community member with financial expertise and business knowledge to serve on its audit committee effective July 1, 2020. The successful applicant will serve for up to a three-year initial term with the possibility of re-appointment afterwards. For more information and the application process, please click hereExternal link
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