What we do

Correctional services

  • establishes, maintains, operates and monitors Ontario’s adult correctional institutions and probation and parole offices
  • oversees adult offenders under parole supervision
  • provides programs and facilities to help rehabilitate offenders
  • ensures the safety of individuals placed in the correctional system while safeguarding their human rights

Public safety and security

  • maintains the security of Ontario by coordinating public safety initiatives among municipal, fire and emergency services organizations within and outside the province
  • delivers grant programs and promotes partnerships to minimize or eliminate hazards to people or property through:
    • public education initiatives
    • emergency measures
    • scientific investigations
    • coordination of fire safety services and the coroner’s system

Policing services

  • oversees policing services throughout Ontario, including the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)
  • licenses, regulates and investigates the activities of private investigation and security agencies and their employees in Ontario

Ministry of the Solicitor General
25 Grosvenor Street
Toronto, Ontario M7A 1Y6

Minister, media and news

Agencies, boards and commissions

The ministry is accountable for the following independent agencies:


The ministry administers the following legislation in whole or in part: