VO is recruiting and deploying volunteers to respond to the volunteer needs specific to COVID-19 in Ottawa, Prescott-Russell, Lanark County and Renfrew County while ensuring proper screening and training protocals to safeguard the health of those volunteering and those they are assisting. Please see the intake portals for volunteers, for members, and for other agencies on our hompage. VO gratefully acknowledges the financial support of United Way East Ontario, the City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Community Foundation.
November 13, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Audits are a good thing. Your annual audit is a critical tool to ensure that your financial procedures are in order and your financial systems are strong. There is a lot you can do to prepare for your audit, to ensure it goes smoothly and quickly. This will save you money and establish a healthy relationship with your auditor, who can become a valuable ally to help develop strong financial controls and reporting, which can improve the confidence of your board and your funders moving forward.
Everyone who is involved with organizational finances, which could include anyone on the board, as well as Bookkeeper, Office Coordinator, Program Managers, or Executive Director.
Annik Blanchard, CPA, CA, is a Partner in BDO Canada with over 18 years of professional experience providing assurance services to not-for-profit and public sector organizations.
Annik is actively involved in the community as a member of the Audit Committee for the Ottawa Carleton District School Board, an Audit and Finance Committee member for the Girl Guides of Canada and is a Board member for Embrun Watch. In addition, she volunteers through the CPA Canada financial literacy program for elementary and intermediate school students. Annik was named as a 2018 Forty Under 40 recipient (Ottawa).
Geneviève Chouinard, CPA, is a Manager with BDO Canada. She has a background in both Human Kinetics and Commerce, with almost 5 years of experience in Accounting and Assurance with various types of not-for-profit organizations and small and medium sized companies. Her not-for-profit experience includes national and local associations, charitable organizations, health organizations, foundations, pension plans, professional associations and childcare organizations.
Please contact Maria Lahiffe, Education Officer, at 613-736-5266 ext 114 or
An email confirming this registration will be sent to the primary email address for your member account, or the email address on this form if you are a non-member. Your registration is transferrable to anyone else within your organization. The following workshop registrations are non-refundable: (a) purchased at a discounted rate, (b) purchased using a voucher, or (c) cancellation received less than five (5) business days prior to the event. Any other cancellation is refundable, subject to a $10.00 administration fee