Who to Talk to About Ethics
Ask your supervisor or manager if you have questions about ethics. You may also choose to talk with your organization’s ethics advisor.
The role of the ethics advisor is assigned to a deputy minister, associate deputy minister, assistant deputy minister, or executive lead. Ethics advisors are expected to demonstrate active leadership in upholding the BC Public Service commitment to integrity and ensuring ethics are understood to be a corporate priority.
- Provide advice on Standards of Conduct issues, including addressing possible conflicts of interest and ethics issues
- Promote knowledge and resources within their ministries to encourage a BC Public Service culture that supports employees and supervisors to address ethics issues
- Seek guidance and advice from the BC Public Service Agency and other central agencies on ethics issues that are complex or cannot be easily resolved
- Actively and visibly champion the importance of ethics within their ministry and the corporate network of ethics advisors
- Work with government’s Corporate Ethics Lead to ensure a consistent and coordinated approach to ethics management across the public service
- Direct employee questions to the right services - ethics advisors do not usually perform investigations
|Office of the Premier||Elizabeth MacMillan|
|Intergovernmental Relations||Elizabeth MacMillan|
|Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training||Kevin Brewster|
|Ministry of Agriculture||Wes Shoemaker|
|Ministry of Attorney General||Kurt Sandstrom|
|Liquor Distribution Branch||Todd Cooper|
|Ministry of Children & Family Development||Philip Twyford|
|Ministry of Citizens’ Services||Bobbi Sadler|
|Ministry of Education||Sally Barton|
|Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources||Les MacLaren|
|Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy||Jennifer McGuire|
|Ministry of Finance and Deputy Premier||Heather Wood|
|BC Public Service Agency||Rueben Bronee|
|Government Communication & Public Engagement||Mike Lowe|
|Public Sector Employers’ Council Secretariat||Chris Rathbone|
|Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development||Diane Nicholls|
|Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation||Doug Caul|
|Ministry of Health||Deb Godfrey|
|Ministry of Jobs, Trade & Technology||Tracy Campbell|
|Ministry of Labour||Trevor Hughes|
|Ministry of Mental Health & Addictions||Neilane Mayhew|
|Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing||Kevin Volk|
|Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General||Patricia Boyle|
|Emergency Management BC||Patricia Boyle|
|Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction||Michael Lord|
|Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture||Sasha Hobbs|
|Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure||Silas Brownsey|
Corporate Ethics Lead
Ethics advisors work with the corporate ethics lead to ensure a consistent and coordinated approach to ethics management across the public service.
The current corporate ethics lead is:
- Lori Halls, Deputy Minister, BC Public Service Agency & Corporate Ethics Lead
An Ethics Monitoring and Evaluation Working Group has been formed with members from the Corporate Information and Records Management Office, Office of the Comptroller General, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Provincial Treasury and the BC Public Service Agency.
All of these organizations have key ethics-related policy and compliance responsibilities under the corporate ethics management framework. This working group, led by the corporate ethics lead, meets to discuss ethics compliance and monitoring and is working toward building capability to report results going forward.
For more information contact the Corporate Ethics Advisory Service at:
- Phone: 250 217-9732
- Email: Ethics@gov.bc.ca
The Corporate Ethics Advisory Service is available for all employees of organizations covered by the Public Service Act.
Ethics Framework Contacts
Find contact information for the Treasury Board, Office of the Comptroller General, BC Public Service Agency, Corporate Information & Records Management Office and the Office of the Chief Information Officer.