The Integrity Commissioner, as an independent officer on a two-year term, is responsible for carrying out the duties and responsibilities set out in section 5.7 of the Code of Conduct By-Law No. 12886 PDF file (225 KB).
Duties and responsibilities include:
- Investigate City Council and Advisory Board members Code of Conduct By-Law complaints
- Provide advice and recommendations to City Council and Advisory Board members regarding their ethical obligations and responsibilities
- Aid the public in their understanding of the Code of Conduct By-Law, the Vancouver Charter External website, opens in new tab, and the Code of Conduct PDF file (248 KB) (directed at City and political employees)
- Produce an annual report, including recommendations for improvements to the Code of Conduct By-Law
Meet Lisa Southern, Integrity Commissioner
Appointed January 1, 2022
Ms Southern’s practice focuses on work as a neutral third party for both public and private sector organizations. She has conducted investigations in all areas of workplace conflict, including those involving privacy issues, human rights, harassment, and workplace health and safety. She is frequently appointed as a mediator and arbitrates labour disputes.