Yukon Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner
- 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