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BC's new whistleblowing law

BC's new Public Interest Disclosure Act (PIDA) provides a safe, legally protected way for current and former BC public sector employees to report serious or systemic issues of wrongdoing to their supervisor, a designated officer or to the Ombudsperson. PIDA prohibits people from retaliating against employees who speak up about potential wrongdoing in the public sector.

Have you learned of possible wrongdoing related to your workplace?
Do you think you're being reprised against for reporting wrongdoing?
Are you a public body wanting resources and tools to learn more about PIDA?

You are protected if you seek advice about reporting wrongdoing.

Our role

For over 40 years, the BC Ombudsperson has worked in the public interest by holding public sector organizations accountable for their actions.


Our experienced and impartial investigators have broad authority to obtain a variety of information allowing us to conduct detailed, rigorous and independent investigations.


The Ombudsperson’s services are free and confidential.