“To be recognized as a leading audit organization, respected for excellence, innovation and integrity, in supporting the City of Toronto as a world class organization.”
The Auditor General is responsible for assisting City Council in holding itself and City administrators accountable for the quality of stewardship over public funds and for achievement of value for money in City operations.
The Auditor General’s Office is independent of management and has the authority to conduct financial, operational, compliance, information systems, forensic and other special reviews of:
- most City departments
- City agencies and corporations
- local boards provided for under the City of Toronto Act
- other entities the City is related to or has an interest in
Under the City of Toronto Act, 2006, several City organizations are excluded from the Auditor General’s review. They are:
- Toronto Police
- Toronto Public Health
- Toronto Library Board
City Council has given the Auditor General authority to perform audits at these entities if requested by the entities’ governing body.
In addition, the Auditor General does not have authority to audit:
- Toronto Hydro
- Toronto Economic Development Corporation
The Auditor General may conduct reviews of these separate Corporations if requested by City Council.
A completely separate Internal Audit Division, reporting to the City Manager, provides risk and business consulting services to senior management, as well as independent and objective assurance that the systems for which management is responsible function properly.
The Toronto Auditor General’s Office acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of many nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples, and that this land is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.
We are here because this land has been colonized, and we recognize the ongoing harm done to Indigenous communities by this colonial system, including the effects of broken treaty covenants. At the Toronto Auditor General’s Office, we know we have a responsibility to uphold and ensure fairness in the city’s local government. We understand that this must be done with a respectful and culturally responsive approach, and we commit to ongoing learning, engagement, and relationship-building in order to do so.