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Trust & Confidence

The Canadian Centre for Audit Quality (CCAQ) is an independent, non-profit corporation established in 2021 dedicated to advancing confidence in Canada’s public accounting and auditing profession.

Independent audits are a cornerstone of our capital markets — both public and private — and, by extension, the entire economy. By building trust in information and processes – whether financial, ESG, systems or technology – auditors help companies meet the increasing expectations of investors and other stakeholders.

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Purpose & Vision

In order for investors to have trust and confidence in a company’s corporate reporting, the information must be complete, accurate, reliable and transparent.

At the CCAQ, our purpose is to support the profession of auditors and public accountants by advancing the trust and confidence among key stakeholders, including investors and the public.

To achieve our purpose, we contribute the perspective of the external audit profession to advance the discussion of key issues affecting audit quality, financial and non-financial reporting, and trust in capital markets.

Who we are

Michael Walke


Michael is an experienced audit and accounting professional who brings to CCAQ more than 35 years of experience gained across multiple senior roles at PwC.

The CCAQ is dedicated to enhancing confidence and trust by advancing high-quality performance by Canadian auditors.

Together with the Board of Directors, Michael’s role is to build CCAQ into a leading public policy and public interest group and establish it as a recognized voice on all matters relating to the audit profession.

For Michael’s full bio, see LinkedIn

Hillary Bell

Director, Stakeholder Engagement and Research

Hillary is an experienced audit and technical accounting professional, with nine years of experience across multiple industries, auditing and accounting standards at both Deloitte and RSM Canada.

For Hillary’s full bio, see LinkedIn

Only the expertise of auditors and CPAs can deliver the kind of assurance that is objective, impartial and credible.

The current members of the CCAQ are:

  • BDO
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Grant Thornton
  • KPMG
  • MNP
  • PwC


Additional Information

If you, or your organization, would like to learn more about the CCAQ, please contact Michael Walke.

Contact Us

We are pleased to provide an open and transparent forum to enable all interested stakeholders to engage with us directly. We invite you to contact us at:
Tel: 416-505-4132

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