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Audit Committee

Role of the 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

Tom Henderson (Audit Committee Chair)
Doug Shearer (Chair of Board of Trustees, District School Board Ontario North East)
Howard Archibald (Trustee, District School Board Ontario North East)
Barry L. Peterson, CPA, CGA (External Member)
Olive Morin, CPA, CA (External Member)

We are currently searching for two (2) external members for a three year term beginning January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020.  See the posting here.


Meetings

Audit Committee meetings are generally held a minimum of three times a year (September, December and June), or at the discretion of the Chair, at the Schumacher Board office.
Please notify the Business Department by phone at 705-360-1151 Ext 17676 for the date and time of the next meeting and if you wish to attend and/or address the Committee.

Committee Resources

Laurie Bissonnette, FCPA, FCA (External Audit Partner, KPMG LLP)
Melissa Dodge, CIA (Regional Internal Audit Manager)
Lesleigh Dye (Director of Education, District School Board Ontario North East)
Pearl Fong-West, CPA, CMA (Superintendent of Business/Finance and Treasurer, District School Board Ontario North East)