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, performance 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.

What’s New

January 8, 2024

Shelley Spence takes office as Ontario’s new Auditor General.


December 12, 2023

The Legislative Assembly of Ontario confirmed Shelley Spence as the province’s next Auditor General, effective January 8, 2024.


For more information please visit the website of the the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:


September 4, 2023

Nick Stavropoulos, CPA, CA, LPA, became the Acting Auditor General of Ontario on September 4, 2023.


August 9, 2023

Auditor General releases the Special Report on Changes to the Greenbelt


June 20, 2023

Auditor General releases the report, What Gets Measured Gets Managed: Ministries’ Performance Measurement, Program Evaluation and Annual Reporting


May 16, 2023

Auditor General releases the report on The State of the Environment in Ontario


May 1, 2023

Historical Access to Auditee Information Restricted Due to Court Ruling that Language in the Auditor General Act is Unclear: Auditor General

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