NPCA Reviews & Audits
Strategic Plan & Performance Assessment
The NPCA underwent the process of completing their first-ever Strategic Plan in 2011. The NPCA retained the services of Todd MacDonald from Performance Concepts to review the current state of the organization and assist the Board of Directors in setting a path to professionalize the organization.
In 2017, Performance Concepts completed an operational review and performance assessment to measure the NPCA's progress against the 2014-2017 Strategic Plan. The report was presented to the Board of Directors on November 17, 2018. The presentation can be viewed in the video below.
In 2014, the NPCA underwent an audit of Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST) returns and rebates for the period of January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2013. The Canada Revenue Agency's reassessed amount was within a half-percentage point of the initial processed amount. The audit results can be viewed here:
Download HST Audit
In 2016, the NPCA underwent another Canada Revenue Agency audit which delved into payroll practices at the organization. Below are links to the audit documents.
As set out in the Section 38 of the Conservation Authorities Act, the NPCA is required to audit its finances by a person licensed under the Public Accounting Act. The NPCA has taken great strides through the implementation of the Strategic Plan to segregate duties in finance. Prior to implementation, the NPCA had only two employees that were involved in nearly every transaction. Duties are now segregated as recommended by audits prior to 2016.
The OPP conducted an investigation of statements put forth in an anonymous document released in late 2016. The anonymous document that was created was sent to the Niagara Regional Police Service and subsequently sent to the Ontario Provincial Police for investigation. The allegations in the document were proven to be false.
Members of the OPP Anti-Rackets Branch, led by a Major Case Manager of the Criminal Investigation Branch, conducted an investigation and have concluded there is no evidence of criminal wrongdoing.