The Office of the Auditor General of Ontario is an independent, non-partisan Office of the Legislative Assembly. We serve Members of Provincial Parliament and the people of Ontario.
The Auditor General plays an important role in holding provincial public-sector and broader-public-sector organizations accountable for financial responsibility, well-managed programs and transparency in public reporting. To achieve these goals, we conduct financial statement, value-for-money and compliance audits and reviews of provincial ministries and agencies. We also audit Crown corporations and organizations in the broader public sector that receive provincial funding, such as hospitals and long-term-care homes, universities and colleges, and school boards.
Our Office is guided by the Auditor General Act. Our work includes assignments under the Auditor General Act, the Fiscal Sustainability, Transparency and Accountability Act, 2019, the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 and the Government Advertising Act, 2004.
Our work holds the organizations we audit accountable for their operations, helping to ensure that Ontarians receive the most benefit possible from Ontario’s public programs and services.
Shelley Spence (CPA, CA, LPA) is the Auditor General.