We helped local governments in B.C. make positive change in their communities.

Our goal was to help councils and boards do the best they can with the resources they have, delivering better services for their residents.

To do this, we audited services they provided and gave advice on how those services may be improved. We also highlighted where they’re doing good work, so that other local governments can learn from them, too.

We conducted performance audits. We looked at one service and studed how the local government provides it. We then compared how they worked with good practices and recommended ways that the service can be improved. It’s was up to the local government to decide whether – and how – to act on our recommendations.

We also published good practices in our Perspectives series. It’s our hope that these guides, which outline practices that have been proven to deliver value for money, are useful for all of B.C.’s local governments.

Our office was established through the Auditor General for Local Government Act, which came into effect in April 2012, and was closed permanently as of March 31st, 2021.