Our Role

The Office of the Integrity Commissioner – Ontario Public Service (OIC) has authority under the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006 (the “Act”) to receive and deal with allegations of wrongdoing from Ontario public servants working in ministries and public bodies. The same applies to former public servants.

The OIC is an office of last resort in the disclosure of wrongdoing process and is independent of government. We carry out our functions in a manner that is fair, informal and prompt.

Under the disclosure of wrongdoing framework, public servants and former public servants have two options for making a disclosure – internally to your ethics executive or externally to the OIC. For further information, please call us at 416-314-1581 or toll free at 1-866-884-4470 or email us at info@oico.on.ca.

Read about the Integrity Commissioner’s recommendations for review of the Disclosure of Wrongdoing law. The news release can be found here, and the detailed recommendations can be found here.



What we do



How to make a disclosure of wrongdoing

Public servants and former public servants can make a disclosure of wrongdoing in one of two ways:

(1)              Internally to your ethics executive if you are a public servant
If you work in a ministry your ethics executive is the Deputy Minister and if you work in a public body your ethics executive is the Chair or Chief Executive Officer

(2)              Externally to the Integrity Commissioner if you are a public servant or former public servant if,

·         you have reason to believe that it would not be appropriate to disclose the wrongdoing internally to your ethics executive; or

·         you have already disclosed the wrongdoing but have concerns that the matter is not being dealt with appropriately; or

·         you work or used to work in a Minister’s office

 

Jurisdiction of the Commissioner

There are specific criteria under which the Integrity Commissioner can deal with a disclosure of wrongdoing. Wrongdoing is defined under section 108 (1) of the Act.In fact the Integrity Commissioner,

To assist a public servant or former public servant with making a disclosure of wrongdoing to the Integrity Commissioner, a form is available to assist you with making the submission.



Our Activities

Actions

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Referrals to appropriate deputy minister/public chair for investigation

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Integrity Commissioner’s Investigation

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Fact Sheets


We have developed fact sheets to provide you with important information. Please click on any of the following links:

You Have Made a Disclosure of Wrongdoing - What do you need to know.

The Disclosure of Wrongdoing Process.



Case Reports

Summaries
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