Establishment of the Integrity Office

On September 5, 2018, City Council approved the contractual hiring of Edmonton's first Integrity Commissioner and Ethics Advisor. Together, their positions form an independent Integrity Office, which is focused on supporting elected officials to maintain the high level of integrity that they and the public expect, as well as receiving complaints under the Council Code of Conduct. 

The Integrity Office will help ensure the Council Code of Conduct is followed. It will support the City's commitment and efforts to provide open and transparent government. It is a proactive step by City Council to ensure an independent party investigates complaints regarding Councillors' conduct and ethics, and to provide advisory services to Councillors to support high standards that Council expects of itself.