Integrity Commissioner

The Integrity Commissioner is an independent and impartial position reporting directly to Council. The Integrity Commissioner is responsible for oversight of the Code of Conduct for Members of Council; including providing advice to Members of Council, issuing interpretations and reports, investigating complaints and, where necessary, recommending sanctions.

Role of the Integrity Commissioner

Function independently from City Administration and report directly to City Council; 

  • Investigate complaints and alleged breaches of the “Code of Conduct (Council and Elected Boards)” in accordance with the “Complaint Protocol for Code of Conduct (Council and Local Boards)”;
  • Review the “Code of Conduct (Council and Elected Boards)” and make recommendations, at a minimum of once per year;
  • Serve as an advisor to individual Members of City Council in relation to the “Code of Conduct (Council and Elected Boards)”, and any procedures, rules and policies of the municipality governing ethical behaviour; and act as a proactive educator for City Council, City Administration, and the Public;
  • Provide annual Reports to City Council summarizing his/her activities in accordance with section 223.6 of the Municipal Act, 2001; and
  • Provide individual investigative reports, as required, which will include background concerning a complaint and recommendations to City Council with respect to a complaint for its consideration, in accordance with section 223.6 of the Municipal Act, 2001.

Code of Conduct

Request for Investigation Form

Reports of the Integrity Commissioner


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