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2022 Canada National Conference
Welcome to The Vancouver Island Chapter

We are Remote, But Connected and Resilient

Dear Members,

2020 is officially behind us, but its repercussions will live with us for a long time. Nothing prepared us - professionally or personally - for this pandemic. COVID-19 probably has permanently changed the ways we operate and the way we plan forward. But we’ve been resilient as we work through tremendous disruptions. We’re fighting the good fight to protect and support our organizations to thrive in these uncertain times despite our limitations.

This year, we have a wonderful team combined of new and familiar faces who are committed to continue to provide you with the value and resources you need to succeed in the internal audit profession. As we adapt to the “new normal”, the Vancouver Island Chapter and its strong group of passionate individuals are planning exciting programs and initiatives that will adapt to the current world’s conditions and will allow for all our members to continue to get the value they have been getting for years.

We hope to continue to pivot the virtual world and support you by ensuring that you have the tools, training and networking opportunities needed to adapt to the changing landscape and emerging risks posed by COVID, while delivering on the internal audit value proposition.  Some key virtual events later this year include the Internal Audit Leadership Event on March 11 and National Conference (hosted by the IIA Calgary Chapter) on September 14-16.

It is clear that risk landscape has changed dramatically since the beginning of the pandemic. However, if we come together and work collaboratively –  internally and externally – then we can share our knowledge and experience to carve-out vital strategies. Harnessing this collective knowledge and experience has been the hallmark of resilient audit functions.

Leadership is not a title; rather a responsibility and a privilege, which respects diversity and inclusion.  Our new Chapter Leadership Team is humbled by the opportunity to serve you and excited to face with you the challenges that lay ahead.  Please get in touch and let us know what you or your teams need; we are listening and look forward to a successful year together.

I would like to extend my sincerest appreciation to the Board of Governors, to our amazing Officers, to all of you who have volunteered with our Chapter and all of our members for your continued participation. The success and achievements of Vancouver Island Chapter are a result of your interest, dedication, support, and involvement.

If you have any questions throughout this year, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Thank you for being a part of Vancouver Island Chapter. 


Imran Zia

President, IIA Vancouver Island Chapter


2021 Hybrid Event National Conference 

Please contact our Chapter President Lisa deWit for more information regarding volunteering opportunities and the upcoming available roles with the Chapter Board 





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