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.

Whistleblower protection policy and procedural templates

Public entities, school divisions and independent schools may now access whistleblower policy and procedural templates we have developed as a helpful resource.

The templates are editable and provide a good start for chief and designated officers wishing to revise or update their whistleblower protection policy and procedures. Download your copy here: