Alberta’s Public Interest Commissioner

What is the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act (the Act)?

An effective public service depends on the commitment of everyone who works in it to maintain the highest possible standards of honesty, openness and accountability. The Act creates a safe avenue for public servants to speak out about wrongdoings or make complaints of reprisal. Employees covered by this legislation can choose whether to report internally or directly to the Public Interest Commissioner.

Our job is to conduct thorough investigations if employees disclose wrongdoing or complaints of reprisal to our office. Our larger aim is to promote a culture within the public sector that encourages employees and management to report wrongdoings in their workplace.

This website provides information on how to make disclosures and complaints either internally or externally. There are also resources for the Chief Officers and Designated Officers appointed to manage the internal disclosure processes required of Alberta’s public entities.

Employees are protected from reprisal when they use the Act to report wrongdoing.

The Public Interest Commissioner ensures employees who voice concerns of wrongdoing are protected.

For Employees

Employees with a public entity under the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act are protected when voicing allegations of wrongdoing or reprisals.

For Chief & Designated Officers

Get information about setting up a disclosure process for your organization and advice about conducting an investigation.