Welcome

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.

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


The 2020 Distinguished Leader Award from Brock University’s Goodman School of Business was awarded to Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk.

Auditor General’s Office Continues to Work for the Legislature and Ontarians—November 10, 2021

We continue to work productively thanks to the co-operation of government ministries and agencies we audit.

Our office is open to visitors by appointment only.

You can reach us by telephone at (416) 327‑2381, or call our public inquiry line at (416) 314‑5772. You can also email us at comments@auditor.on.ca.

What’s New

 

November 17, 2022

Auditor General releases the Special Report on Laurentian University

 

November 15, 2022

Media Advisory, Special Report on Laurentian University

Media Advisory

 

May 2, 2022

Auditor General releases the Review of the Pre-Election 2022 Multi-Year Fiscal Plan

 

April 28, 2022

Media Advisory

Media Advisory

 

April 13, 2022

Auditor General releases the Preliminary Perspective on Laurentian University