Chief Officers for all provincial government departments, offices of the legislature and public entities identified by the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act are required to establish procedures for receiving and investigating disclosures of wrongdoing received under the Act.

These procedures should, among other requirements, address the various responsibilities held by Chief and Designated Officers, provide employees with a clear explanation of how they can disclose wrongdoing or report a reprisal, and who they can contact for information and advice.

Chief Officers may use the Procedures Checklist to assist them in drafting new procedures or amending existing procedures, and to ensure all necessary legislated requirements are included.

Examples of whistleblower policies and procedural guidelines

Here are examples of whistleblower policies and procedural guidelines developed by public entities in Alberta.

We have included an editable policy and procedures template for Independent Schools.