Work in Progress


At any time, the OAG has a number of audits or reviews in progress. Click the report name to view a brief description and the audit criteria (what we looked at).

Projects in the Reporting Phase

Budget Process Examination - Phase 1 Revenue

The purpose of this project is to examine the processes used in preparing the economic assumptions and revenue forecasts in the Budget and Fiscal Plan 2014/15 - 2016/17, and the related presentations and disclosures.


Management of Cumulative Effects

The purpose of this audit is to determine whether the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations' natural resource development decisions consider and address cumulative changes to the environment to help ensure that British Columbia's lands and natural resources provide long-term social, economic and environmental benefits. To achieve this purpose we will evaluate whether FLNRO:

  • has established direction and responsibility for managing cumulative effects;
  • considers and addresses cumulative effects in its decision-making in the northwest region of British Columbia; and
  • is continually improving cumulative effects management.
Information Report on Government's Fiscal Sustainability

Information report on the key principles of managing and reporting on long term fiscal sustainability including a study of the key risks to the Government of British Columbia.

Performance Audit of the Panorama IT Application for Public Health

The purpose of this audit is to determine whether the Panorama application provides the IT solution the Ministry of Health expected for public health, and whether its build and implementation were completed on time and on budget. The audit will determine this by concluding on the following four sub-objectives:

  • Does Panorama have the functionality, usability, and stability required to realize the stated benefits of the application?
  • Was the Panorama application built and implemented in BC Health Authorities on budget?
  • Is the Panorama application implemented in BC Health Authorities on track to be sustained on budget?
  • Was the Panorama application built and implemented in BC Health Authorities on time?

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Projects in the Conducting Phase


Compliance and Enforcement of Environmental Risks from Mining

To determine if the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Energy and Mines’ compliance and enforcement activities of the mining sector are protecting the province from significant environmental risks.

Context: The 2012 Mineral Exploration and Mining Strategy has expanded the targets of BC’s job plan with the goal of creating eight new mines by 2015 and expanding nine existing ones. Against this backdrop of a growing industry is government’s responsibility to ensure that they are managing the risks that are often associated with mining including the release of acid rock drainage and metal leaching into the environment. This is the role of compliance and enforcement.

School District Budget Preparation and Monitoring and Control of Expenditures

The audit will examine development of budgets and monitoring and control of expenditures in the school district sector.

The Status of General Information Technology Controls in the Government of British Columbia

An annual assessment to keep British Columbians informed about the health of government's IT controls. The Office will selectively review and validate self-assessment forms from among 138 government entities.

Capital Procurement

The purpose of this audit is to examine the prioritization and planning processes, capital procurement activities and processes, and assessment of capital procurement results at the Ministry of Advanced Education and the educational institutions.

Performance Audit of the Education of Aboriginal Students

The purpose of this audit is to determine whether the Ministry of Education has met its public commitment to close the gaps in educational outcomes between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students. Specifically, the audit will focus on the ministry's responsibility for programs, policies, and initiatives to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal students. It will assess how the ministry plans, implements, evaluates, and reports on the effectiveness of Aboriginal education at a system-wide level. Because delivery of education happens at the school district level, the audit will include visits to four selected school districts to gather evidence of how the ministry's policies are being implemented at the local level.

Context: In 1999, the provincial government publicly acknowledged that Aboriginal learners were not experiencing success within BC's education system, and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with First Nations and other education stakeholders to work together to improve the situation. In 2005, the Province of British Columbia, the Government of Canada, and First Nations signed the Transformative Change Accord, establishing a commitment to close the achievement gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students in 10 years.

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Projects in the Follow-up Phase

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