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Encouraging a culture of integrity

Ontario’s Office of the Integrity Commissioner was established in 1988 to maintain high standards of ethical conduct in the Ontario Public Service. It is independent of government, striving to encourage and sustain a culture of integrity and accountability.

The Office has five key areas of responsibility:
     -MPP Integrity
     -Expenses Review
     -Ministers’ Staff Ethical Conduct
     -Ontario Public Service Disclosure of Wrongdoing
     -Lobbyists Registration

What's New

Lobbyist Registration Tutorial Videos

Step-by-step tutorial videos are now available to assist lobbyists with creating and making changes to their registrations. See the tutorial videos here

Lobbyist Registration

Amendments to the Lobbyists Registration Act, 1998, came into force on July 1, 2016, bringing significant changes to Ontario’s lobbyist registry system.

Changes include new questions on registration forms, a single registration form for entire for-profit companies, a lower threshold for registration for in-house lobbyists and new investigative and enforcement powers for the Integrity Commissioner as Lobbyists Registrar.

Read more about the changes to the Lobbyists Registration Act here

Lobbyist Registration Checklists

Checklists are now available to assist lobbyists with their registrations and staying compliant ahead of changes coming to Ontario’s lobbyists registry. See the checklists here

Annual Report

Read the Office of the Integrity Commissioner’s 2015-2016 Annual Report. Inside, the Commissioner comments on updates to the Lobbyists Registration Act, changes to the expenses review mandates and more. Click here to read the report

Expenses Review

The Integrity Commissioner now has the discretion to determine which agencies, boards and commissions will have their expenses reviewed by the Office. This change came into force on Dec. 1, 2015.

The Commissioner can select a public entity for review based on a number of criteria, including whether there has been media interest in that body. Read more about the changes here

Office of the Integrity Commissioner

Meet the Integrity Commissioner, and read our various publications and news releases.

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MPP Integrity

The Integrity Commissioner advises MPPs on conflict of interest and ethical behaviour in their day to day activities.

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Ministers' Staff Ethical Conduct

The Integrity Commissioner is the ethics executive for Ministers' staff and considers questions on conflict of interest rules.

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Lobbyists Registration

Search the database of paid lobbyists to learn who is lobbying whom in provincial government.

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Expenses Review

Find guidelines for submitting expenses, forms and general information about the expense review process.

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Disclosure of Wrongdoing

Learn how current and former members of the Ontario Public Service can submit a disclosure of wrongdoing.

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