Advisory Committee to the Commissioner

The Advisory Committee to the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner (Advisory Committee) was established in 2011 to provide a more permanent mechanism for stakeholder consultation on disclosure of wrongdoing and reprisal complaints. Members of the Advisory Committee consist of individuals providing a balanced representation of interests in disclosures of wrongdoing and complaints of reprisal issues. Members could include representatives from public sector unions, the Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada (APEX), the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal, the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, the Senior Officers' community, the National Manager’s Community, Academia, Non-governmental organizations and the Federal public service youth community. 

The Advisory Committee's mandate is to provide:

  • advice on broad strategic directions, policies and priorities to PSIC; 
  • a challenge function to support PSIC in being able to most effectively meet the needs of disclosers of wrongdoing and reprisal complainants;
  • a forum for the exchange of views of all key stakeholders on issues affecting the management of disclosure of wrongdoing and complaints of reprisal.

The Advisory Committee’s mandate does not include reviewing or discussing specific files. 

Members include:

Joe Friday, Chair and Commissioner, Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner (PSIC)
Claude Archambault, Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE)
Heidi Bartman, (PSIC)
Élise Boisjoly, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
Rachel Boyer, Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal (PSDPT)
Scott Chamberlain, Association of Canadian Financial Officers (ACFO)
François Choquette, (PSDPT)
Krista Devine, Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)
France Duquette, (PSIC)
Ann Fraser, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Shirley Friesen, Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC)
Brian McKee, National Manager's Community (NMC)
Carl Trottier, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
Michel Vermette, Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada (APEX)