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. Since we will not know who you are, 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, in the case of reprisal complaints, we must, in order for the situation that caused you harm to be resolved, reveal the identity of the whistleblower to the public body or person who carried out reprisal, unless exceptional circumstances exist. 

The name of the whistleblower is never made public. If the wrongdoing is founded, we may make the outcome of our intervention public 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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