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:




    May 25, 2021:  Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation – Phase II


    Phase II of this audit continues our examination of the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation.  In Phase II we consider how well NSLC procures and promotes retail beverage alcohol and whether NSLC is appropriately managing retail inventory.  We will also be looking at governance structures and processes.




    July 7, 2021: Planning and Implementation of Pre-Primary Program


    This audit will examine the Pre-Primary Program at the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.  We will look to see whether the Department adequately planned the implementation of the Program and whether the Department incorporated the lessons learned from each year of the program rollout.


    July 7, 2021: Follow-up of Recommendations from 2016, 2017 and 2018 Performance Audits

    Our annual follow-up will report on the number of recommendations departments and organizations have implemented from our 2016, 2017 and 2018 performance audits. We are also asking departments and organizations to provide a status update on our 2019 recommendations, and where required, explanations as to why recommendations from our 2016, 2017 and 2018 audits have not yet been implemented. We will not be conducting any formal work on these responses and will publish them as provided.




    October 27, 2021:  COVID Spending Programs


    This audit will look at the various provincial spending programs established to support Nova Scotian’s 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.


    October 27, 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.




    November 30, 2021:  Financial Report






    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.


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