Conduct Standards for Members of Local Boards
The public expects the highest standards of conduct from citizen members who are appointed to local boards by Council to act on its behalf. The standards have been written down in the Code of Conduct for Members of Local Boards (Restricted Definition).
It is not always easy to know how to act properly and in accordance with the high standards. The Integrity Commissioner is available to members of Local Boards (Restricted Definition) to answer questions and provide advice about meeting the standards.
It is a sign of strength to ask questions and seek advice about meeting the high standards of conduct expected by the public.
Local Board appointees can seek advice by calling or emailing the Integrity Commissioner or the Office as follows:
- Call or email the Office at 416-392-3826 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call or email the Commissioner directly at 416-397-7770 or Valerie.Jepson@toronto.ca.
The Municipal Conflict of Interest Act is a provincial statute that applies to all municipalities in Ontario. It regulates the conduct of Members of Council and local board members as it relates to pecuniary conflicts of interest. The Integrity Commissioner can provide general advice about the Act.