We see a Canada where no truth-teller is punished for telling the truth. Whistleblowing laws and cultures, both in Canadian society at large and in its organizations, respect, protect, support, value and
reward honest truth-tellers and appropriately address and sanction misconduct and wrongdoers.
Purpose and Mission
Whistleblowing Canada’s purpose is to advance education and understanding of the whistleblowing phenomenon through research thus capturing existing knowledge, discovering new knowledge and disseminating this information publicly.
Our mission is to improve the practice of whistleblowing, the lives of whistleblowers and Canadians at large and accountability in Canadian organizations by encouraging public policy dialogue and development through seminars, conferences, lectures and training for the benefit of the general public as well as employees, whistleblowers and leaders in Canadian public and private organizations.
Through research and education we will:
- identify solutions to common problems and best practices in relation to the identified issues and share the information publicly
- inform and engage Canadians in the public policy discussion on whistleblowing and the development of a safe whistleblowing culture in Canada where truth-tellers are valued rather than punished
- inform the development of public policy which encourages the development of cultures where truth-tellers are recognized in tangible ways for their contribution to maintaining open, accountable, ethical public, private and non-profit sector organizations and democracy
We are supported by public donations, supplemented by volunteers, an annual benefit, and foundation grants for special initiatives such as case studies, seminars, panel discussions and conferences.
The founders of Whistleblowing Canada join with others around the world who respect whistleblowing as a basic human right and an element of a free and democratic society. At the core of these beliefs is an effort to help shape the values and norms that will prevail in our country’s social, cultural, economic and political life.