Explore Public Accounts Volume 1: Ministries

This feature visualizes an extract of ministry spending information in Volume 1 of the Public Accounts for 2014-15. Expense amounts visualized for each ministry do not include any financial reimbursements or recoveries. Financial reimbursements or recoveries include internal chargebacks between ministries for shared services, as well as reimbursements from external sources for the provision of services. As a result, some amounts may differ from those in the Public Accounts document. For details on reimbursements and recoveries, please refer to Volume 1 of the 2014-15 Public Accounts.

Ministry spending

Health and Long-Term Care






Community and Social Services


Training, Colleges and Universities

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Ministry Of Children And Youth Services




Community Safety and Correctional Services


Government Services


Attorney General


Tourism, Culture and Sport




Municipal Affairs and Housing


Economic Development, Trade and Employment/Ministry of Research and Innovation


Ministry Of Agriculture And Food/Ministry Of Rural Affairs


Northern Development and Mines


Natural Resources








Citizenship and Immigration


Office Of The Assembly


Office of the Chief Electoral Officer


Aboriginal Affairs


Cabinet Office


Consumer Services


Office of the Auditor General


Ombudsman Ontario


Office of Francophone Affairs


Office of the Premier


Office of the Lieutenant Governor


Capital assets by ministry

This bar chart visualizes ministry capital assets in Ministry Statements and Schedules of the 2014-15 Public Accounts. Click the show more/show less button to expand or hide the bar chart.



Northern Development and Mines


Government Services


Natural Resources


Community and Social Services

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Community Safety and Correctional Services


Tourism, Culture and Sport


Health and Long-Term Care


Attorney General


Training, Colleges and Universities










Children and Youth Services


About Public Accounts

Public Accounts look back on how the government earned revenues and incurred expenses in the previous fiscal year. They compare the province’s actual financial performance to the planned performance, outlined in the Budget.

Public Accounts are typically released in Q2 (or the second quarter) of the current fiscal year. The report is considered a key financial accountability document as it provides a picture of how well provincial finances were managed.

Read the Public Accounts of Ontario (2014-15)

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Public Accounts structure

Each edition of the Public Accounts is made up of an annual report, the consolidated financial statements, and 3 supporting volumes.

Annual report

A high level summary of the fiscal year’s results. It includes financial statements, analyzes the state of the province’s finances, and outlines achievements for the fiscal year.

Read the annual report (2014-15)

Consolidated financial statements

Compares government revenue to the cost of providing programs and services and financing debt. The net result is called the annual surplus or deficit. These statements also provide a comparison to the budget plan, and to the results from the previous year.

Read the consolidated financial statements (2014-15)

Volume 1: Ministry Statements and Schedules

Contains ministry statements, detailed schedules of debt and other items. This volume details where government revenue comes from (taxes, non-tax revenue and income from government business enterprises like the LCBO), alongside the expenses of government ministries.

Read Volume 1 (2014-15)

Volume 2

Contains the individual financial statements of government organizations, business enterprises and other miscellaneous financial statements. These organizations and enterprises include agencies like Metrolinx and Hydro One, as well as other organizations like the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

Read Volume 2a: Financial Statements of Government Organizations (2014-15)

Read Volume 2b: Financial Statements of Government Organizations (2014-15)

Read Volume 2c: Financial Statements of Government Business Enterprises, Trusts and Miscellaneous Statements (2014-15)

Volume 3: Detailed Schedules of Payments

Contains the transfer payments made by ministries to recipients that are not a part of the Government of Ontario as well as payments to vendors for goods and services. This includes payments made to third-party staffing agencies, consultants, telecom providers, etc.

Read Volume 3 (2014-15)

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