OTTAWA, June 18, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canada Council for the Arts is pleased to release a positive and constructive report from the Office of the Auditor General of Canada. Overall, the Special Examination 2018 report affirms that the Canada Council is a well-managed organization able to effectively fulfill its mandate.
Given that the Special Examination occurred in the midst of a major transformation, the Council considers that the report validates the quality of its corporate management practices as it continues to implement its new direction.
The Special Examination did identify areas for improvement. Measures to respond to the recommendations are already being implemented under the leadership of the Director and CEO, Simon Brault, with the full support of the Canada Council's Board. Read the full report.
This special examination covered the period between November 1, 2016, and October 31, 2017.
"This report confirms that we are on the right track," said Canada Council Director and CEO Simon Brault. "Now that our new programs are in place, we are uniquely positioned to consolidate and further improve our management methods, and we intend to stay on this course."
Canada Council for the Arts The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada's national public arts funder. We champion and invest in artistic excellence so that Canadians may enjoy and participate in a rich cultural life. In 2016-17, we allocated 196.8 million dollars towards artistic creation and innovation through our grants, prizes and payments. We also conduct research, convene activities and work with partners to advance the sector and help embed the arts more deeply in communities across the country. We are responsible for the Canadian Commission for UNESCO which promotes the values and programs of UNESCO to contribute to a more peaceful, equitable and sustainable future for Canadians. The Canada Council Art Bank operates art rental programs and helps further public engagement with contemporary arts.
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