This inaugural lecture will take a comprehensive look at the state of whistleblowing in Canada. This conference will broaden the conversation and help create an ongoing “community of interest” by bringing together those involved in whistleblowing policy, practice and research. This includes researchers, lawyers, journalists, academics, psychotherapists, labor unions, whistleblowers, organizational leaders, and policy makers. Harnessing the power of this shared knowledge will help us do better in our organizations for the benefit of all.
This two-day conference will include topics such as legislation, organizational culture, trauma, practitioner perspectives (media, lawyers, whistleblowers) and a policy forum, as well as a special keynote address from Lt. General (retired) the Honorable Romeo A. Dallaire.
Panel 1: Whistleblowers and the Law – Does the Canadian legal framework provide safety for whistleblowers to disclose their concerns?
Panel 2: Organizational culture(s) and whistleblowing – Cultural contexts – How do they promote or inhibit whistleblowing?
Keynote Speaker – Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire
Panel 3: Media and whistleblowing – How to get the story out when no one wants to hear it?
Panel 4: Whistleblower trauma and retaliation – What are the psychosocial consequences of whistleblowers?
Panel 5: Civil society groups and whistleblowing – What is the state of whistleblowing and civil society organizations?
Panel 6: Whistleblower stories – What are the consequences of ignoring whistleblowers?
Panel 7: The Law and Practitioners’ Perspectives – What are the challenges in representing whistleblowers?