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 Transparency and Accountability Act, 2004, 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 this year.

Auditor General’s Office Working for the Legislature and Ontarians—October 12, 2020

We continue to work productively thanks to the co-operation of government ministries and agencies, which are doing their best to fulfil information requests for audits underway.

Our auditors are now working primarily remotely. We are reachable through our reception (416) 327‑2381 and public inquiry (416) 314‑5772 telephone lines. However, our office is not open to outside visitors without appointments at this time.

What’s New

May 12, 2021

Auditor General releases the COVID-19 Preparedness and Management Special Report


April 28, 2021

Auditor General releases the COVID-19 Preparedness and Management Special Report


February 1, 2021

Auditor General of Ontario Appoints Acting Commissioner of the Environment

News Release