This report explains our qualified audit opinion on government’s 2019/20 summary financial statements and includes other interesting matters such as Fortis BC’s interest in a power project and the estimated cost of environmental cleanup of contaminated sites.
This audit examined whether the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is effectively managing medical device cybersecurity risk to protect patients.
Our annual audit of government’s summary financial statements is the largest financial audit in B.C. It encompasses central government plus over 140 other government organizations, including Crown corporations, universities, colleges, school districts, health authorities and similar entities that are controlled by or accountable to the provincial government. This Financial Statement Audit Coverage Plan outlines how we determine which government entities’ financial statements we will audit directly, and which will be audited by private-sector firms.
This audit assessed whether the government is managing IT assets in accordance with good cybersecurity practices. It focused on five ministries: citizens’ services, finance, health, education, and natural resource.
The audit assessed whether the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development managed safety and environmental risks on forest service roads in accordance with its policies.
This report looked at the ministry’s oversight of two types of for-profit K–12 schools that deliver the B.C. curriculum to international students: offshore schools operating abroad and Group 4 schools in British Columbia.
This information report is a summary of funds announced by the government as part of its response to the pandemic. It includes funding allocations under the $5-billion Pandemic Contingencies allocation, B.C.’s $1-billion contribution toward a federal cost-sharing agreement, and other significant financial relief measures.