Public Interest Disclosures

PIDA - Public Interest Disclosure Act

Alberta’s Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act came into effect June 1, 2013. The Act:

  1. Facilitates the disclosure and investigation of significant and serious matters in or relating to departments, public entities or offices of the Legislature, that an employee believes may be unlawful, dangerous to the public or injurious to the public interest,
  2. Protects employees who make those disclosures,
  3. Manages, investigates and makes recommendations respecting disclosures of wrongdoings and reprisals,
  4. Promotes public confidence in the administration of departments, public entities and offices of the Legislature, and
  5. Any other purpose prescribed in the regulations.

Make a Public Interest Disclosure

Internal Audit Services and the Office of Safe Disclosure & Human Rights both are here to help guide you through the process. Our offices are a committed resource for those wishing to confidentially disclosure these types of allegations.

All Disclosure Services staff members always take the necessary measures to ensure that the identity of those raising allegations, and of those against whom such allegations are made, is kept confidential. Confidentiality, however, is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPP). Confidentiality may be compromised as a result of subsequent litigation.  For more information on our privacy and confidentiality policy please see here. 

To make a disclosure or complaint related to harassment or bullying, contact Wade King by email at wade.king@ualberta.ca  or telephone at 780.492.7325 . Alternatively, you can file an online report using the Online Reporting Tool.