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​305- 955 Greenvalley Cres.
Ottawa, Ontario
K2C 3V4

Phone: 613 225-6060 or 1-888-671-2228

Fax: 613 225-2023 or 1-888-609-8724



 About IIA Canada


Established in 1941, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is a global organization of more than 170,000 members in 165 countries, dedicated to the advancement and development of the internal audit profession.  Its members work in internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, information technology audit, education, and security.   They are united through a common code of ethics, international Standards and guidance for the profession, certification programs, and educational events.  A network of more than 105 institutes serve members on a national level. 

The Institute of Internal Auditors Canada (IIA Canada) is affiliated with this global body, serving the needs of more than 7400 members in Canada.  With its headquarters in Ottawa, IIA Canada works in partnership with its 12 chapters across the nation, providing training, publications, and services for its members, and advocating for the profession to key government and regulatory bodies and related organizations. 

Although the first chapter in Canada was established in Toronto in 1944, and chapters grew in number across the country, a national body was not envisioned until the early 2000’s, when Canadian leaders identified unique needs that were not being met by the North American or Global components of The IIA.  A Canadian Council was established in 2006 to provide a voice for the profession in Canada.   

Today, IIA Canada is guided by the Canadian Board and operates as a “virtual” institute, with support and many services provided by its larger North American body headquartered in the USA, but with responsibility for advocacy efforts, programs, services and budget relating to Canadian members.  These close ties ensure that Canadian members receive all the benefits from the North American organization while receiving enhanced benefits from a Canadian perspective.


 Chapter Board Members

  • Chairman
    Jeff Erdman, CIA, CRMA
  • Past Chair
    Carmen Abela, CIA, CCSA
  • Senior Vice Chair, Chair Thought Leadership Committee
    Richard Arthurs, CPA, CMA, MBA, CIA, CFE, CRMA
  • Member of the Board, NA/Global Board Liaison, NA Board Chairman
    Robert B. Kuling, CIA, CRMA
  • Member of the Board, Vice Chair, Professional Issues
    Jodie Lobana, CPA, CA, CPA (US-IL), CIA, CISA, CFE, PMP
  • Member of the Board
    Fern Cyr, CPA, CGA, CIA, CFE
  • Member of the Board, District Representative West
    Cindy Kailly-Smith, CMA,CIA, CRISC, CRMA
  • Member of the Board
    Jayson Kwasnik, CPA-CA, CIA, CCO
  • Member of the Board
    Dena Palamedes, CIA, CCSA, CRMA
  • Member of the Board
    Guy Desrochers, CIA, CRMA
  • Member of the Board
    Daniel Lebel, CIA, CCSA, CGAP, CRMA, CFSA
  • Member of the Board
    Kathy Palmer, CIA, CCSA