The Municipality of Wawa adopted a Code of Conduct for Members of Council and Local Boards on October 6, 2020 by By-law Number 3342-20.

The Code of Conduct applies to all members of Council, including the Mayor, all Municipal committees, local boards and agencies.

What is a code of conduct?

A Code of Conduct outlines the rules, roles, and responsibilities of the members to promote accountability and transparency in municipal governance.

These roles and responsibilities are outlined for:

  • business relations
  • conduct at meetings
  • conduct of a political nature
  • conduct respecting staff
  • conduct respecting and representing the Municipality
  • protection of confidential information
  • discreditable conduct
  • employment of relatives
  • failure to follow Council policies and procedures
  • receipt of gifts and benefits
  • and use of Municipal property.

Why does the Municipality of Wawa have a Code of Conduct Policy?

The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to establish a general standard to ensure that all members share a common basis for acceptable conduct, and to which all members are expected to follow.

What is the Integrity Commissioner's Role?

An Integrity Commissioner is an independent resource who reports to council and who is responsible for performing in an independent manner the functions assigned by the municipality with respect to:

  • The application of the Code of Conduct for members of council and members of local boards.
  • The application of any procedures, rules and policies of the municipality and local boards governing the ethical behaviour of members of council and of local boards.
  • The application of sections 5, 5.1 and 5.2 of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act to members of council and of local boards.
  • Requests from members of council and of local boards for advice respecting their obligations under the code of conduct applicable to the member.
  • Requests from members of council and of local boards for advice respecting their obligations under a procedure, rule or policy of the municipality or of the local board, as the case may be, governing the ethical behaviour of members.
  • Requests from members of council and of local boards for advice respecting their obligations under the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.
  • The provision of educational information to members of council, members of local boards, the municipality and the public about the municipality's codes of conduct for members of council and members of local boards and about the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.

Who is the Municipality of Wawa's Integrity Commissioner?

The Municipality of Wawa has appointed Ironside Consulting Services Inc. as its Integrity Commissioner.

            

Ironside Consulting Services

Antoinette Blunt, President
Ironside Consulting Services Inc.
155 Ironside Drive            
Prince Township, Ontario P6A 6K4
Telephone: 705-779-3223
Email

Conflict of Interest Registry

Changes to the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act requires municipalities to maintain a registry of all declarations made under this Act. The registry must include the original written declaration provided by the members of Council and must be available to the public. 

The original documents are available for public's inspection in the Office of the Clerk, any time between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

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