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Whistle-blower Program: what to report

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The Whistle-blower Program (WBP) responds to specific allegations of waste and/or wrongdoing by City of Calgary employees and those who do business with The City.

If your concern is about the Mayor, members of Council or Council staff, contact the Integrity and Ethics Office.

Report Concerns

Report concerns to the Whistle-blower Program.

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Examples of what to report

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What to report

<div class="ExternalClass1CCB0E1983D14BD3BB764032A8D0FDC9"><p>Examples of what to report to the WBP include:</p> <ul> <li>misuse and abuse of City resources,</li> <li>any operation, process or activity where use of taxpayer funds may be inappropriate,</li> <li>breaches of the Code of Conduct with intent to cause harm to The City or other individuals, or</li> <li>any other clearly communicated allegation of waste and/or wrongdoing raised in good faith.</li> </ul></div>

  • What to report
  • What to report

    Examples of what to report to the WBP include:

    • misuse and abuse of City resources,
    • any operation, process or activity where use of taxpayer funds may be inappropriate,
    • breaches of the Code of Conduct with intent to cause harm to The City or other individuals, or
    • any other clearly communicated allegation of waste and/or wrongdoing raised in good faith.

  • What not to report
  • What not to report




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    Before reporting

    Complete information is essential for the WBP to conduct a thorough review of your concern. Before submitting a concern, review what information you have. Gather all the details useful in supporting your report.

    Consider if your concern:

    • is a clearly stated allegation of waste and/or wrongdoing, reported in good faith and based on reasonable belief/grounds,
    • includes key information such as names, dates, times, locations relevant to the allegation,
    • includes any lawfully obtained evidence supporting your concern, such as photographs, correspondence, or invoices, and
    • is not made with malicious intent, solely for self-interest and/or in support of a political agenda,

    Stay Involved

    Consider if you are willing to have ongoing involvement in the process by responding to information requests from the WBP. Your active and continued involvement in this process can be valuable to the WBP. Ongoing communication allows us to clarify your concern and seek additional detail. Staying involved lets you track the progress of your report.

    When concerns are reported online, you can maintain active communication with the WBP until the matter is closed. The WBP’s online reporting tool is operated by an independent external service. Any communication you with the WBP through the online reporting tool is automatically anonymous unless you disclose your identity to the WBP.

    The WBP process

    Learn what to expect from the WBP process.​​​​​​​​​​​


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