Publications

Annual Follow-up Report: Performance Audit Recommendations (2019 – 2022)

May 2024
This report provides an update on the status of 130 audit recommendations that government organizations committed to implementing to improve their programs and services. The follow-up process covers 24 performance audits conducted between 2019 and 2022. 
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B.C.’s Toxic Drug Crisis: Implementation of Harm Reduction Programs

March 2024
Since the province declared a public health emergency in 2016, more than 14,000 people have died due to the toxic drug supply. The Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions and the Ministry of Health lead B.C.’s response, including two harm reduction programs. We audited the ministries’ implementation of overdose prevention and supervised consumption services. We also audited their implementation of the first phase of prescribed safer supply.
Cover of the report on The Audit of B.C.’s 2022/23 Summary Financial Statements: Areas of Interest

The Audit of B.C.’s 2022/23 Summary Financial Statements: Areas of Interest

March 2024
This report follows our audit of the $80 billion of financial activity reported by more than 150 government entities last fiscal year.  The topics we’ve identified warrant attention because of their potential influence on the accuracy of government’s financial reporting.  They relate to: government’s method for estimating personal and corporate income tax revenues; BC Hydro’s accounting and implications for its net earnings; and implementation of new accounting standards across government.
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Managing Hazardous Spills in B.C.

February 2024
Thousands of spills are reported every year in B.C. – and the number has been going up. These spills can present potential harm to people and the environment.  Our audit examined whether the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, through the Environmental Emergency Program, had effectively managed hazardous spills.  

Financial Statement Audit Coverage Plan for financial statement fiscal years ending in 2025, 2026, and 2027

November 2023
The Financial Statement Audit Coverage Plan outlines how the Office of the Auditor General determines which government reporting entities’ financial statements will be audited by the office directly and which entities will be audited by private accounting firms.
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Summary Financial Statements Audit: Supporting the Role of MLAs

November 2023
The Province of B.C.’s Summary Financial Statements reported $80 billion of public sector financial activity last fiscal year. The financial statements are the main part of the Public Accounts, released in August.  Our independent audit found three areas of concern, leading to a qualified audit report for the 16th consecutive year.  Today’s report is to help MLAs as they consider the Summary Financial Statements and the implications of our audit.

Service Plan 2024/25 – 2026/27

October 2023
This document is prepared in alignment with the Auditor General Act, the Budget Transparency and Accountability Act, and the Performance Reporting Principles for the B.C. Public Service. It accompanies our budget submission for the same period so that our work plan and performance targets correspond to our funding requests. The foundation we’ve built over recent years is strong. We keep a steadfast focus on the people and product of our office. We are grateful for the resources entrusted to us to fulfill our mandate. Our service plan’s strategies will sustain the momentum we’ve created in recent years and it will guide our drive for improvement.

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