Ethics and Transparency

ROM Governors office follows best practices in regards to transparency and governance. Read about the AFP Ethics Guidelines, Codes and Standards.  

ROM Governors office publishes financial information through the following channels:

Canada Revenue Agency
ROM Governors reports annually to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) via the Registered Charity Information Return (T3010). ROM Governors charitable registration number is 136282126RR0001.

ROM Governors T3010 information returns
ROM Governors T3010 compensation return

Audited Financial Statements

2022/23 ROM Governors Audited Statement (PDF)
2021/22 ROM Governors Audited Statement (PDF)
2020/21 ROM Governors Audited Statement (PDF)
2019/20 ROM Governors Audited Statement (PDF)
2018/19 ROM Governors Audited Statement (PDF)
2017/18 ROM Governors Audited Statement (PDF)
2016/17 ROM Governors Audited Statement (PDF)
2015/16 ROM Governors Audited Statement (PDF)
2014/15 ROM Governors Audited Statement (PDF)
2013/14 ROM Governors Audited Statement (PDF)

For questions regarding the financial practice of ROM Governors or audited financial statements, please contact Clara Eta, Director, Finance at or 416.586.8073.

Annual Reports
Royal Ontario Museum is an agency of the Ontario Ministry of Culture. ROM Board of Trustees is responsible for the conduct of the Museum and is vested with powers by the Legislature of Ontario, in accordance with Royal Ontario Museum Act and is subject to the provisions of the Corporations Act and the Trustees Act.

The Annual Report describes Museum activities in the past fiscal year and accounts for all monies spent. As required, the accounts and financial transactions are audited by an independent auditor appointed by the Board and the Annual Report is presented to the Lieutenant Governor in Council. View an archive of ROM annual reports.

External Ranking
ROM Governors is accredited under the Imagine Canada Standards Program. Launched in May 2012, Imagine Canada’s Standards Program is among the first of its kind at a national level and is designed to strengthen public confidence in the charitable and non-profit sector. It offers accreditation to charities and non-profits that can demonstrate excellence in five key areas, including Board governance, financial accountability and transparency, fundraising, staff management and volunteer involvement.