Before attending an orientation session, please review and complete the following activities to make sure you are familiar with the basic roles and rules related to your tenure as an ethics executive.
Step 1: Read the required background information:
Step 2: Review the educational videos on conflict of interest situations (click here).
Step 3: Consider what best practices/examples you can share in the session.
Step 4: Review the Ethics executives decision tree (click here).
Welcome! Ethics executives are an important part of upholding the public’s trust. Ethics executives are responsible for providing advice and making determinations on ethics matters within a public body or government organization.
We believe providing education and support to new and existing ethics executives is an important part of our mandate. Ethics executives need to understand their role and the rules they must use when making decisions on conflicts of interest. They also need to know what support is available to them in making these determinations.
Part of the support our office provides is a 3 hour orientation workshop in Toronto. These workshops are designed for agency chairs and designated ethics executives. Invitees may bring other appointees and senior employees who could benefit from the orientation.
The goal of the orientation workshop is to help ethics executives understand how and when to engage our office and to build their capacity in making ethical determinations. The Integrity Commissioner of Ontario, who has a responsibility for whistle blowing and several other mandates affecting public servants directly, also joins us in hosting these workshops.
If you are an agency chair or designated ethics executive who has not been oriented, and would like to make sure you are invited to the next workshop, click here and send us a note.
With each situation you face as an ethics executive, you will continue to learn about your role and how best to make determinations. Here are some specific tools to support you after the Orientation session: