Making a Protected Disclosure

You can choose to disclose to a supervisor or designated Senior Officer in your organization, or directly to our Office. The process is straightforward, and the Act has provisions to protect you from reprisal.

The Act includes explicit confidentiality provisions to protect your identity to the extent possible, as well as the information obtained in the course of the Office’s investigation.

Upon receipt of your form, the disclosure will be reviewed and recommendations will be made to the Commissioner as to whether sufficient information has been provided to suggest that an investigation is warranted. The Commissioner will decide whether to launch an investigation to determine if wrongdoing has occurred or not. As the discloser, you will be kept informed throughout the process. See our flow chart on how a file is processed for more information.