Anonymity and confidentiality

Yes. The Act allows you to make a disclosure anonymously. If you opt for this, please provide as much detail as possible about the wrongdoing so that we can investigate. If you do not provide us with any way of reaching you, we will not be able to contact you for additional information.

Do you have information to disclose? You can do so now

When you make a disclosure to us, we take all necessary measures to protect your identity and that of the people who cooperate in the investigation.

Your disclosure will be handled with complete confidentiality. Your personal information can only be accessed by the people authorized to use it in the exercise of their functions. Only the information needed for processing your disclosure will be collected.

Furthermore, to protect your personal information, the disclosure form on our website is secure.

However, the Québec Ombudsman may convey information to bodies responsible for the prevention, detection or repression of crime or statutory offences.  

In the case of reprisal complaints, as part of the investigation we conduct, we necessarily reveal the identity of the whistleblower to the public body or person who carried out reprisal.

The name of the whistleblower is never made public. If the wrongdoing is founded, we release the outcome of our intervention if the identity of the whistleblower can be protected.

Do you have information to disclose? Do it now

No. To ensure that information remains confidential, the Québec Ombudsman does not take disclosures made on social media.

Instead, contact us directly or fill out our secure online form.

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