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 in determining whether or not there has been a violation of the City Codes of Conduct.
Janet Leiper was appointed by the City of Toronto to the position of Integrity Commissioner on September 8, 2009 for a 5-year term, replacing interim Integrity Commissioner, Lorne Sossin, and succeeding Canada's first municipal Integrity Commissioner, David Mullan.
All Members of Council, Local Boards (Restricted Definition) and Adjudicative Boards are subject to the City's Codes of Conducts and related City policies.
Am I doing the right thing? Members of Council and the City's Local and Adjudicative Boards ask for advice from the Integrity Commissioner.
The Integrity Commissioner makes periodic reports to Council: annually on the work of the office, on violations of the City's Codes of Conduct, and on matters referred to the office by City Council.
Do you have a complaint about an elected official or a City board appointee? Both formal and informal methods are available to members of the public, members of City Council and appointees to City boards.