You are protected if you seek advice about reporting wrongdoing.
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.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, walk-in service at our Victoria office is closed. Our services remain available, please contact us.
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.