Compliance Assessment Management Letter: TRUN
True North Community Co-Operative
198 Algoma Street South
THUNDER BAY ON P7B 3B9
a/s Joseph Leblanc
Dear Mr. Leblanc:
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) recently conducted a compliance review of your organization for the fiscal year 2014-2015. Attached, please find a copy of the compliance assessment report. The report will be published on the Department’s website in the coming months, along with this management letter. Please provide a written response within 30 days of the date of this letter with a plan on how your organization has addressed or will be addressing the recommendations below:
- Program Visibility: We recommend that the Recipient implement a process to ensure that the end consumer receives adequate information on the Nutrition North Canada program.
- Processing and Reporting Controls: We identified errors in the amounts claimed by the Recipient; we also noted a lack of segregation of duties in the Recipient’s reporting process. We recommend that the Recipient improve its controls over the calculation of the subsidy in order to ensure the accuracy and validity of claimed subsidies. An independent review process prior to submitting information to INAC would increase the quality of the information being submitted.
- Ineligible Clients: The Recipient did not provide, for the period under review, a subsidy to ineligible organizations. However, the Recipient has not established a process to ensure that the ultimate consumer is an eligible consumer per the terms and conditions of the Program. We recommend that the Recipient implement a process to ensure that ineligible parties do not have access to goods shipped by the Recipient under the Nutrition North Canada program.
Please note that your response will also be posted to the Department’s website.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this compliance review, please do not hesitate to contact your Nutrition North Canada (NNC) representative.
Acting Director, Nutrition North Canada