The Office of the Auditor General of Ontario is an independent office of the Legislative Assembly that conducts value-for-money and financial audits of the provincial government, its ministries and agencies. We also audit organizations in the broader public sector that receive provincial funding, such as hospitals and long-term-care homes, universities and colleges, and school boards. In 2019, our mandate was expanded to include reporting on the operation of the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993, including reviews of any environmental matters our Office considers appropriate. Our work helps ensure that taxpayers receive value for their tax dollars.

Bonnie Lysyk (MBA, FCPA, FCA, LPA) is the Auditor General.

Auditor General’s Office Working to the Best Extent Possible—March 24, 2020

During this time, when the province is helping to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario is continuing to fulfill its responsibilities to the best extent possible. Many of our employees are working remotely on their audits and other duties. We are monitoring the situation and will act responsibly for our employees, our auditees and the health-care system. Our reception and our public inquiry telephone lines are available to receive calls at (416) 327-2381 and (416) 314-5772, respectively. We will do our best to respond on a timely basis.