Planned Audits and Reports

Please Note – the following topics could change as could the timing of reporting. This is our best estimate at the current time for what will be reported:




    November 23, 2021:  COVID Spending Programs for Individuals and Small Businesses


    This audit will look at select provincial spending programs established to support individual Nova Scotians and small businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic.  We will consider the approaches selected to administer these programs and the oversight put in place to ensure they function as intended.


    November 23, 2021:  Rural Internet 

    This audit will consider the planning and approach taken by the Province to improve internet in rural Nova Scotia.  We will look at the decisions made around the provincial approach as well as the details around funding approved to date.




    December 7, 2021:  Financial Report

    Annual Financial Report of the Auditor General: This report will have two chapters.  Chapter one will provide information on the audit work of the March 31, 2021 Consolidated Financial Statements of the Province of Nova Scotia, as well as the results from audits of government organizations. Chapter two will provide an update on the impact of COVID-19 on the Province's economy and financial results for the March 31, 2021 fiscal year.





    Release date to be determined: Community Corrections


    This audit will examine Community Corrections at the Department of Justice. We will look to see whether the department is taking the necessary steps to ensure public safety. We will examine staff training, the monitoring of individuals on probation or serving conditional sentences, as well as management's oversight of the community corrections offices located throughout the province.





    Release date to be determined:  Follow up of Recommendations to the Atlantic Lottery Corporation



    This report deals with the status of implementing the 25 recommendations made to Atlantic Lottery Corporation’s management, Board, and shareholder governments by the Atlantic Auditors General in their 2016 joint audit.



    Release date to be determined:  Housing

    This audit will determine if housing authorities are providing vulnerable individuals and families with access to affordable, well-managed public rental housing in a clear and consistent manner, and will assess whether the Province is providing adequate oversight.


    Release date to be determined:  Healthy Eating in Schools

    This audit will determine if the Province of Nova Scotia is providing nutritional food to students in Nova Scotia schools.


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