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Governance Audit of Pioneer Manor

Presented To: Audit Committee
Presented: Monday, Nov 05, 2018
Report Date: Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018
Type: Managers' Reports

Signed By

Auditor General
Ron Foster
Auditor General
Digitally Signed Oct 24, 18


THAT the City of Greater Sudbury approves the recommendations as outlined in the report entitled "Governance Audit of Pioneer Manor" from the Auditor General, presented at the Audit Committee meeting on November 5, 2018.

Relationship to the Strategic Plan / Health Impact Assessment

This report provides recommendations that support responsive, fiscally prudent, open governance.

Report Summary

Based on the results of the audit, the governance and oversight structures and processes in place with respect to Pioneer Manor are generally well designed and are complemented by a strong management team and capable Committee of Management (COM)members. However, the potential risks and liabilities for the City associated with the operation of Pioneer Manor require revisions to be made to these governance and oversight structures and processes. The City has recognized the need for change and will be transferring oversight of the Pioneer Manor from the current COM to the full Community Services Committee of the Council.

Pioneer Manor management has also identified opportunities to improve its overall governance and operational performance through its most recent planning exercise. In addition, the work of the Operational Review Project/Committee is intended to improve organizational performance in a variety of areas and the Capital Redevelopment Plan is intended to improve Pioneer Manor’s capital assets and enhance service delivery capabilities. Management is encouraged to continue these initiatives and to consider the additional opportunities identified in this Report.

Finally, the City should consider opportunities to improve its orientation programs for members of Council in order to provide enhanced information to members considering opportunities on the Boards of various Agencies, Boards and municipally-controlled corporations (ABCs).

Financial Implications