Ontario Works – Release of 2018 Value-for-Money Audit Report

Ministry of Children, Community                  Ministère des Services

and Social Services                                        à l’enfance et des Services

sociaux et communautaires



Social Assistance Operations Division

Social Assistance and Municipal Operations Branch

Director’s Office

2 Bloor Street West, 25th Floor

Toronto, Ontario M7A 1E9

Tel: (416) 212-1246

Fax: (416) 212-3726



December 5, 2018


MEMORANDUM TO:        Ontario Works Administrators

  • Municipalities and DSSABs
  • First Nations

From Jeff Bowen

Director, Social Assistance and Municipal Operations Branch (SAMO)


SUBJECT:   Release of 2018 Value-for-Money Audit Report

  • Ontario Works Program

The Office of the Auditor General of Ontario (OAGO) has released its 2018 Annual Report, which includes 19 recommendations related to their Value-for-Money audit of the Ontario Works Program.


As a reminder the OAGO conducts Value-for-Money audits to examine how well gov­ernment programs and activities are being man­aged and identifies opportunities for improvement where appropriate.


The ministry has accepted all the Ontario Works recommendations in the Annual 2018 Report and planning is underway to address these recommendations.


A 30-minute teleconference will be scheduled next week for an overview of the Value-for-Money Audit and to answer any questions you may have.



Jeff Bowen