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CA - Queen's School of Business Centre for Governance
Our goal is to be the premier Centre for the thoughtful study of governance in Canada with a special emphasis on the roles of the public accountants and audit committees to whom they report.
Launched March 20, 2007 by Queen’s School of Business (QSB), the CA-Queen’s School of Business Centre for Governance is a new initiative funded by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. The goal is to improve corporate governance in Canada through a variety of research and teaching programs. The Centre is the first in Canada to have as its primary mission, research in the area of governance.
The Centre will fund Queen’s faculty and doctoral student research into Canadian and international corporate governance issues, especially those which relate to audit committees and financial reporting. Preliminary results from this research reported last fall showed that 19 per cent of Canadian companies have been identified as having such deficiencies, underscoring the importance of the Centre’s mandate.
Another of the Centre’s key initiatives will be assistance to Canada’s not-for-profit (NFP) sector, with grants for NFP participants attending Queen’s governance programs, case writing on governance problems unique to the NFP sector, developing a comprehensive survey of training programs available for NFP boards, and a competition to provide boards with meaningful feedback on their annual reports and encourage excellence in reporting.