The following recommendations are outstanding and not yet ready for follow-up audits:
Formalize and communicate interpretation of eligible uses—July 2013, no. 1, p. 23
We recommend that the Department of Aboriginal Relations formalize and communicate its interpretation of eligible uses of funds.
Improve review process—July 2013, no. 2, p. 24
We recommend that the Department of Aboriginal Relations improve its processes to review and approve grant applications by:
- formalizing the additional review processes it developed for complex grant applications
- consistently obtaining sufficient information to support its assessment of grant applications
Monitor for and correct non-compliance—July 2013, no. 3, p. 26
We recommend that the Department of Aboriginal Relations improve monitoring processes by consistently ensuring First Nations comply with reporting requirements and acting to correct non-compliance with the grant agreement.