Informing the Public of any Findings of Wrongdoing at Environment and Climate Change Canada

Environment and Climate Change Canada is committed to strengthening the integrity of the federal public service by fostering an environment in which employees may disclose possible wrongdoing, and be protected from reprisal for having made such a disclosure.

The Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act (PSDPA) came into force in 2007, for the purpose of encouraging federal public sector employees and members of the public to come forward if they have reason to believe that serious wrongdoing has occurred in the workplace. The PSDPA sets the definition of wrongdoing and protects employees who disclose wrongdoing from reprisal, while also providing a fair and objective process for employees accused of wrongdoing.

Under the PSDPA, wrongdoing is defined as a contravention of any law, the misuse of public funds or a public asset, gross mismanagement in the public sector, a serious breach of a code of conduct, an act or omission that creates a substantial and specific danger to the life, health or safety of persons, or to the environment, and knowingly directing or counselling a person to commit wrongdoing.

At Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Senior Officer for Disclosure is authorized to receive and handle disclosures of wrongdoing, while the Deputy Minister is responsible for ensuring that any finding of wrongdoing in the Department is promptly and appropriately made available to the public.

The Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer (OCHRO) Web site contains more information on the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act (PSDPA)

Findings of Wrongdoing at Environment and Climate Change Canada:

For further information, please contact:

Senior Officer for Disclosure
Values, Integrity and Disclosure Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Place Vincent Massey - 351 St-Joseph Blvd, 3rd Floor
Gatineau, Qc, K1A 0H3
Tel.: 819-938-4670
Fax: 819-938-4674

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