Ministry overview

Mandate

The Office of the Premier is dedicated to building a better province for all the people of Ontario, by providing high-quality services in the most efficient manner.

Ontario’s strategic plan

Ministry contribution to priority outcomes

  • Coordinate and facilitate all government activities in support of government key commitments to invest in the talent and skills of Ontarians, invest in modern infrastructure, create a dynamic and innovative business culture and strengthen retirement security in Ontario.
  • Transform Government to Serve Ontarians Better.
  • Strong Fiscal Management and Budget Balance by 2017-18.
  • Open, Effective and Accountable Government.
  • Demonstrating National Leadership.

Ministry programs

The Office of the Premier coordinates and facilitates the government’s mandate and associated initiatives, and all programs are integral to the successful implementation of government priorities.

Programs include all activities in the following areas:

  • Executive Offices: Premier’s Office, Office of the Chief of Staff and Principal Secretary
  • Policy: Policy Advice and Support, Legislative Agenda Planning, Cabinet/Committee Agenda Planning
  • Communications: Communication Services, Media Relations, Strategic Communications, Other Related Services
  • Issues Management: Coordination of Legislative Affairs, Freedom of Information Requests
  • Operations: Scheduling, Correspondence, Tour & Events
  • Planning and Administration: Public Appointment Secretariat and Human Resources

Office of the Premier 2016-17 allocation ($2.7 million)

Table 1: Ministry planned expenditures 2016-17 (millions)

Expense type

Amount

Operating

$2.7

Capital

n/a

Total

$2.7

Highlights of 2015-16 achievements

Key results achieved are documented and tracked across government in ministry specific plans.

Detailed financial information

Table 2: Operating summary by vote

The Office of the Premier provides staff support for the Premier of Ontario in her roles as head of the Executive Council and head of the Ontario Government.

Votes/Programs

Estimates 2016-2017

Change from Estimates 2015-2016

Change from Estimates 2015-2016

Estimates 2015-2016*

Interim Actuals 2015-2016*

Actuals 2014-2015*

Operating Expense

Office of the Premier

$2,597,100

n/a

n/a

$2,597,100

$2,515,964

$2,446,458

Less: Special Warrants

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Total Operative Expense to be Voted

$2,597,100

n/a

n/a

$2,597,100

$2,515,964

$2,446,458

Special Warrants

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Statutory Appropriations

$105,861

n/a

n/a

$105,861

$105,861

$109,091

Ministry Total Operating Expense

$2,702,961

n/a

n/a

$2,702,961

$2,621,825

$2,575,549

* Estimates, Interim Actuals and Actuals for prior fiscal years are re-stated to reflect any changes in ministry organization and/or program structure. Interim actuals reflect the numbers presented in the 2016 Ontario Budget.

Table 3: Ministry interim actual expenditures 2015-16

Ministry Interim Actual Expenditures 2015-16*

Expense type

Amount

Operating

$2.62 million

Capital

n/a

Staff Strength** (as of March 31, 2016)

$58 million

* Interim actuals reflect the numbers presented in the 2016 Ontario Budget.

** Ontario Public Service Full-Time Equivalent positions.

Ministry summary information

The Office of the Premier personnel provide essential support for the Premier of Ontario in her roles as head of the Executive Council and head of the Ontario government.

Table A1: Total operating summary by vote

Votes/Programs

Estimates 2016-2017

Change from Estimates 2015-2016

Change from Estimates 2015-2016

Estimates 2015-2016*

Interim Actuals 2015-2016*

Actuals 2014-2015*

Operating Expense

Office of the Premier

$2,597,100

n/a

n/a

$2,597,100

$2,515,964

$2,446,458

Less: Special Warrants

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Total Operative Expense to be Voted

$2,597,100

n/a

n/a

$2,597,100

$2,515,964

$2,446,458

Special Warrants

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Statutory Appropriations

$105,861

n/a

n/a

$105,861

$105,861

$109,091

Ministry Total Operating Expense

$2,702,961

n/a

n/a

$2,702,961

$2,621,825

$2,575,549

* Estimates, Interim Actuals and Actuals for prior fiscal years are re-stated to reflect any changes in ministry
organization and/or program structure. Interim actuals reflect the numbers presented in the 2016 Ontario Budget.

Table A2: Operating summary by vote and standard account

Standard Account

Vote #240-1
Office of the Premier

Total Ministry

Total Ministry

Operating Expense

Salaries and Wages$2,352,161$2,352,16187.0%
Employee Benefits$238,200$238,2008.8%
Transportation and Communication$73,100$73,1002.7%
Services$19,400$19,4000.7%
Supplies and Equipment$20,100$20,1000.7%
Transfer Payments---
Total$2,702,961$2,702,961100.0%
Percent of Total Ministry100.0%100.0%-

Table A3: Reconciliation to previously published data

Operating Expense

Estimates 2015-2016

Actual 2014-2015

Total Operating Expense Previously Published*

$2,702,961

$2,575,549

Government Reorganization:  
Transfer of functions from other Ministriesn/an/a
Transfer of functions to other Ministriesn/an/a
Restated Total Operating Expense$2,702,961$2,575,549

* Total Operating Expense includes Statutory Appropriations, Special Warrants and total operating expense to be voted.

Vote summary information

Office of the Premier program – vote 240-1

The Program covers the operation and administration of the Office of the Premier.

Table B1: Operating

Office of the Premier – vote 240-1

Votes/Program

Estimates 2016-2017

Change from Estimates 2015-2016

Change from Estimates 2015-2016

Estimates 2015-2016*

Interim Actuals 2015-2016*

Actuals 2014-2015*

Operating Expense

Office of the Premier

$2,597,100

n/a

n/a

$2,597,100

$2,515,964

$2,446,458

Less: Special Warrants

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Total Operative Expense to be Voted

$2,597,100

n/a

n/a

$2,597,100

$2,515,964

$2,446,458

Special Warrants

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

S Minister’s Salary, the Executive Council Act

$89,688

n/a

n/a

$89,688

$89,688

$92,424

S Parliamentary Assistant’s Salary, the Executive Council Act

$16,173

n/a

n/a

$16,173

$16,173

$16,667

Total Statutory Appropriations

$105,861

n/a

n/a

$105,861

$105,861

$109,091

Total Operating Expense

$2,702,961

n/a

n/a

$2,702,961

$2,702,961

$2,575,549

* Estimates, Interim Actuals and Actuals for prior fiscal years are re-stated to reflect any changes in ministry
organization and/or program structure. Interim actuals reflect the numbers presented in the 2016 Ontario Budget.

Item/sub-item summary information

Table C1: Comparative details – operating expense

Vote/item: 2401 - 1

Vote: Office of the premier program

Item: Office of the premier

Type: Operating expense*

Standard Account

Estimates 2016-2017

Change from 2015-2016 Estimates

Change from 2015-2016 Estimates

Estimates 2015-2016*Interim Actuals 2015-2016*Actuals 2014-2015*
Salaries and Wages$2,246,300n/an/a$2,246,300$2,165,164$2,136,613
Employee Benefits$238,200n/an/a$238,200$238,200$233,118
Transportation and Communication$73,100n/an/a$73,100$73,100$63,330
Services$19,400n/an/a$19,400$19,400$16,903
Supplies and Equipment$20,100n/an/a$20,100$20,100$16,494
Total$2,597,100n/an/a$2,597,100$2,515,964$2,446,458

* Estimates, interim actuals and actuals for prior fiscal years are re-stated to reflect any changes in ministry
organization and/or program structure. Interim actuals reflect the numbers presented in the 2016 Ontario budget.

Table C1: Comparative details – operating expense (cont’d)

Vote/item: 2401 - s

Vote: Office of the Premier program

Item: Statutory appropriation

Type: Operating expense*

Standard Account

Estimates 2016-2017

Change from 2015-2016 Estimates

Change from 2015-2016 Estimates

Estimates 2015-2016*Interim Actuals 2015-2016*Actuals 2014-2015*
Premier’s Salary$89,688n/an/a$89,688$89,688$92,424
Parliamentary Assistant’s Salary$16,173n/an/a$16,173$16,173$16,667
Total$105,861n/an/a$105,861$105,861$109,091

* Estimates, Interim Actuals and Actuals for prior fiscal years are re-stated to reflect any changes in ministry
organization and/or program structure. Interim actuals reflect the numbers presented in the 2016 Ontario Budget.