Legal Aid Ontario promotes financial accountability through transparency

Posted on: Monday, January 17, 2010


Legal Aid Ontario is committed to ensuring that all acquisitions are made at the best possible value for taxpayers, while also promoting financial accountability.

In keeping with the Ontario Public Service (OPS) procurement guideline, LAO ensures that all goods and services purchases valued above $5,000 undergo an invitational or open consultation. These measures, are more stringent than the OPS standards, and are one way that Legal Aid Ontario is working to maximize taxpayer dollars, promote organizational transparency, and ensure effective value for money. Legal Aid Ontario updated its goods and services purchasing policy in October 2009.

The proactive disclosure (www.legalaid.on.ca/en/publications/disclosure.asp) section of the website lists the contracts approved by LAO management.

For more information or questions, please contact us.