Yukon Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner
Submit a Complaint or Disclosure
How do I disclose a wrongdoing?
Disclosures of wrongdoing must be in writing and to fulfill that requirement, the Office of the Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner (OPIDC) has developed the Disclosure of Wrongdoing Form. Contact our office for a copy of this form then fax, mail or deliver in person to the OPIDC; do not email. If you have any questions while completing the form, you may seek advice or call us.
How do I make a reprisal complaint?
Complaints of reprisal must be in writing and to fulfill that requirement, the OIPDC has developed the Reprisal Complaint Form. Complete this form and fax, mail or deliver in person to the OPIDC. If you have any questions while completing the form, you may seek advice or call us.
How do I request advice?
Prior to disclosing a wrongdoing, it is recommended that you seek advice. You can seek advice from a supervisor, the designated officer of your public entity, if one exists, or the PIDC. This service is free and confidential. Please contact our office to receive a Request for Advice Form.
- What is the Public Interest Disclosure of Wrongdoing Act?
The Public Interest Disclosure of Wrongdoing Act (PIDWA) went into effect on June 15, 2015. Its purpose is to promote public confidence by enabling employees of public entities to disclose wrongdoings that occur in public entities and protecting these employees from reprisal. The PIDWA also establishes the office of the Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner.
- Who is the Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner?
The Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner (PIDC) is an independent officer of the Legislative Assembly who is authorized to investigate disclosures of wrongdoing and complaints about reprisals. The PIDC also has authority to review and comment on procedures established by public entities to manage disclosures of wrongdoing and provide advice to employees about making a wrongdoing disclosure and about the PIDWA generally.
In Yukon, the PIDC is also the Ombudsman and the Information and Privacy Commissioner. The staff in the PIDC’s office work to fulfill the mandates of the Public Interest Disclosure of Wrongdoing Act (PIDWA), the Ombudsman Act, the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPP Act) and once proclaimed the Health Information Privacy and Management Act.
- How do I contact the Office of the Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner?
You can contact the PIDC as follows.
Office of the Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner
Suite 201, 211 Hawkins Street Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1X3
Phone: 867-667-8468 or toll free at 1-800-661-0408 ext.8468