This audit looked at the Ministry of Health’s monitoring of COVID-19 vaccination coverage, which helped guide the vaccine campaign rollout and inform decisions on public health measures, such as mask mandates and limits on gatherings.
While Indigenous men and women make up only six per cent of the provincial population, they make up about 33 per cent of people in custody. About 90 per cent of Indigenous people in the correctional system have a mental health and/or substance use diagnosis. The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is responsible for providing health care in B.C. correctional centres, including mental health and substance use services. Our audit found that the PHSA provided inconsistent access to mental health and substance use services to Indigenous men and women in B.C. correctional centres. We made four recommendations for improvement.
Financial Statement Audit Coverage Plan for financial statement fiscal years ending in 2024, 2025, and 2026
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. As required by the Auditor General Act, the coverage plan includes the next three fiscal years and is prepared for the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts for their review and approval.
This report shares a behind-the-scenes look at this year's audit of the government's summary financial statements. In it, you'll find out more about the significant errors or omissions that led to a qualified independent auditor’s report, and learn more about key issues like COVID-19 benefit programs and rising disaster-related costs.
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, completing the transition we announced in our last service plan. This ensures that our work plan and performance targets are in sync with our resource requests. As this plan shows, over the next three years, we will maintain our focus on our product and our people, backed by strategies that will help to sustain our momentum and drive continuous, iterative improvement. We will balance organizational change with the need to establish and maintain stability and clarity for our teams, ensuring that we can support our people to be resilient and effective – no matter how things may change or what challenges we may encounter.
This is a report on the achievement of the goals, objectives, and performance measures set out in our annual service plan. It highlights achievements and summarizes the independent assurance and trusted information we provided to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. It also includes our annual financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Our financial statements and annual report are audited by an independent auditor, and their two audit reports are included.
Our audit looked at whether the Ministry of Municipal Affairs designed and implemented the $30-million grant stream according to government transfer payment policies and program guidelines. The grants were intended to help communities deal with the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants went to 63 small-scale infrastructure projects that included building new bike paths, upgrading for public buildings, and improving parks.