Our culture

Our culture

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Our employees are committed to each other’s well-being and success. Within a culture of collaboration, respect, trust, and integrity, we share common values that are part of everything we do.

Our core values

Democracy and independence. We are an officer of Parliament that is independent of government. Our reports are based on evidence collected in accordance with our policies and professional auditing standards. We bring a non-partisan, objective, and fair approach to our work.

Respect for people. Everyone is treated with dignity and respect and encouraged to realize their full career potential. We encourage open and honest communication to create a climate of trust and teamwork.

Integrity and professionalism. We conduct ourselves with honesty and integrity.

Stewardship and serving the public interest. We focus on significant issues to make a positive and measurable impact. In particular, we promote government accountability for the collection and use of public funds and for the results achieved. We also promote continuous improvement of the environment and sustainable development.

Commitment to excellence. We meet the highest standards of professionalism in our work with Parliament and those we audit. We are committed to continuously improving our processes and practices and delivering products and services of the highest quality. We share our experience with others and contribute to the advancement of the legislative audit discipline in Canada and abroad.

Our leadership behaviours

At the Office of the Auditor General of CanadaOAG, our leaders

  • care about their people
  • work with Canadians in mind
  • manage change and innovation

Employee committees

At the OAG, you will find supportive networks of colleagues eager to build new friendships, learn new skills, or get involved in office and community activities. These are some of our committees:

  • Diversity Committee
  • Green Team
  • Staff Association
  • Official Languages Working Group
  • Workplace Health and Safety Committee

Community involvement

Here are a few examples of how OAG staff give back:

  • We contribute to the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC), managed by United Way.
  • We support more than 100 charities, such as the Canadian Imperial Bank of CommerceCIBC Run for the Cure, the Terry Fox Run, and the Iqaluit Food Bank.
  • We participate in the Chartered Professional AccountantsCPA Martin Mentorship Program, which encourages Indigenous youth to complete high school, enroll in postsecondary education, and consider a variety of job opportunities with the support of mentors.

The strength of our diversity

We take pride in having a workplace where the different backgrounds and talents of our employees are respected and valued. We embrace diversity in our workforce and encourage members of designated groups—women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons in a visible minority group—to apply and self-identify on their applications.

We strive to eliminate barriers to employment of under-represented groups during the application and selection processes. In addition, arrangements can be made available to candidates who require accommodations, such as alternative formats, extended duration, and technical aids.

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“My colleagues are open, friendly and create a positive work environment. It’s rewarding to work in a place where there is a sense of belonging and you can be yourself.”

Charlene Taylor, Fellow Chartered Professional AccountantFCPA, Fellow Chartered AccountantFCA, Director

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