As required by the Municipal Elections Act municipalities must establish a Compliance Audit Committee. The responsibilities of the CAC are fulfilled in a fair, open, and responsible manner.

Township of Severn is a member of the County of Simcoe Joint Compliance Audit Committee (Joint CAC) that serves all the County’s sixteen lower tier municipalities and the City of Orillia.

The Joint CAC has five citizen members who are residents within the participating municipalities. The Clerk for the County of Simcoe is responsible for the meeting administration.  

You can view the Joint CAC agendas and minutes online through the County of Simcoe's Meeting Portal.

Mandate and responsibility

The Joint CAC's purpose is to consider compliance audit applications and decide whether it should be granted or rejected. 

If granted, the committee will:

  • appoint an auditor
  • consider the auditor's report and decide whether legal proceedings are required
  • recover the costs of conducting the audit from the applicant if there was no contravention or if there appears to be no reasonable grounds for having made the application

After receiving an application, the Clerk will provide it to the Joint CAC within ten days. All reasonable notice of meetings will be given to the public, candidate, or third party advertiser.

Submit an application

Any elector who is entitled to vote in the municipal election and believes on reasonable grounds that a candidate or registered third party advertiser has contravened a provision of the Municipal Elections Act relating to election campaign finances may submit an application or letter of interest.

To submit an application for a Compliance Audit, please complete the Application for Compliance Audit form.

You can mail the completed application to:

Township of Severn
Attention: Alison Gray, Clerk
PO Box 159
Orillia, Ontario
L3V 6J3

You can also deliver the application in person at our Administration Office (1024 Hurlwood Lane, Severn).