In 2004, the City of Toronto became the first municipality in Canada to create the office of the Integrity Commissioner.
City Council has passed Codes of Conduct to govern Members of Council, Members of Local Boards (Restricted Definition) and Adjudicative Boards in Toronto.
The Integrity Commissioner provides advice and education to Members of Council, Members of Local Boards (Restricted Definition) and Adjudicative Boards to assist in maintaining a high standard of ethical behaviour in City government.
The Integrity Commissioner also plays a role in investigating complaints (formal or informal) about the conduct of Members of Council, Members of Local Boards (Restricted Definition) and Adjudicative Boards and in determining whether or not there has been a violation of the City Codes of Conduct.
City Council receives an annual report from the Integrity Commissioner on the work of the office. From time to time, City Council refers matters to the Integrity Commissioner as part of building an ethical and accountable culture at City Hall.
At present, the office and position of Integrity Commissioner is a part-time one. The Commissioner and Administrative Assistant are available for in-person meetings on an appointment only basis.
Janet Leiper – Integrity Commissioner
375 University Avenue, Suite 202
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2J5