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Report of Wrongdoing Form

Public Interest Disclosure Act

The Public Interest Disclosure Act empowers the Ombudsperson to investigate wrongdoing complaints from current and former employees of BC government ministries, Crown corporations, health authorities, public school districts and other public sector organizations listed here.

The information you provide in this form will be used to assess whether your report will be investigated. Please provide as much detail as possible. If you have questions about completing the form, please contact our office. You will immediately be put through to staff who can help.

Items with a star “*” next to them are required fields.

  • Contact Information
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  • Important: Reports under the Act may be made anonymously, but we cannot investigate your report unless we can determine that you are an eligible employee, and we may not be able to investigate without obtaining more information from you.
  • Employment information
  • 1. Are you a current or former employee of a public sector organization covered by PIDA?
  • 2. If yes, for which public sector organization?
  • 3. When did you work there?
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  • Important: Wrongdoing may only be disclosed under the Act by a current or former employee of a public sector organization covered by PIDA. In order to determine that you are legally entitled to make a disclosure under the Act we may ask you to provide evidence that you are a current or former employee.
  • Description of the wrongdoing
  • The Public Interest Disclosure Act applies to the following kinds of wrongdoing:
    • a serious act or failure to act that, if proven, would constitute an offence under an enactment of British Columbia or Canada
    • an act or failure to act that creates a substantial and specific danger to the life, health or safety of persons, or to the environment, other than a danger that is inherent in the performance of an employee's duties or functions
    • a serious misuse of public funds or public assets
    • gross or systemic mismanagement
    • knowingly directing or counselling a person to commit a wrongdoing described above
  • 4. Please describe your concerns, keeping in mind how wrongdoing is defined, above. Explain how you learned about the wrongdoing and provide as much detail about the specific allegations as possible, including: *
    • Where the wrongdoing happened or is likely to happen
    • Who committed or is about to commit wrongdoing (name, title and contact information)
    • When the wrongdoing occurred or is expected to occur
    • Please identify any applicable laws, Acts, Regulations or policies that may apply in relation to the wrongdoing
  • 5. Have you reported the wrongdoing to your employer or any other person or organization? Please provide details of who you reported to, when, their response and contact information. *
  • 6. Do you know of any other organization that is addressing these allegations? Please provide details. *
  • Evidence
  • 8. Please attach any documents, records, correspondence, recordings or other evidence that you have in your possession related to the allegations of wrongdoing and any previous reports of the allegations you have made.
    You may upload up to 3 files Maximum file size limit is 5 MB Accepted file formats: pdf, doc, docx, txt, jpg, png Please retain the files that you upload for your own records
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, doc, docx, txt, pdf, Max. file size: 5 MB, Max. files: 3.
    • Declaration