The Canadian Diabetes Association is committed to the highest ethical standards.

We do this by conducting our business with maximum integrity and by achieving full compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. In line with this commitment, the Canadian Diabetes Association provides an avenue for CDA employees, volunteers, other stakeholders and the public to raise any concerns they may have about the subjects covered by this policy and to be assured that in making allegations they will be protected from reprisal or victimization for raising their concerns in good faith.

This policy covers instances where an employee, volunteer, other stakeholder or the public has evidence of activity ("Reportable Activity") by any CDA officer, employee, volunteer or retained consultant (including external auditors) that to his/her knowledge constitutes:

  • Accounting, auditing, or other financial reporting fraud or misrepresentation;
  • Violations of federal or provincial laws that could result in fines or civil damages payable by the CDA, or that could otherwise significantly harm the CDA's reputation or public image;
  • Unethical business conduct in violation of any CDA corporate policy, including, but not limited to, the Code of Conduct;
  • Danger to the health, safety, or well being of employees, volunteers and/or the general public.

Allegations that are not made in good faith will be viewed as a serious offence and may be subject to discipline up to and including discharge in the case of employees, and/or the severing of the relationship with volunteers, suppliers, or other stakeholders.

The CDA will not permit any employees or volunteers to harass, retaliate or discriminate against those other employees, volunteers and stakeholders (the Complainant) who, in good faith, report a Reportable Activity. Retaliation in any form will not be tolerated and should be reported using the channels detailed below.

Any violation of this policy may subject the violator to disciplinary action, which may include, in appropriate circumstances, termination of employment or legal action.

For more details, download and read the full Whistleblower Policy (PDF).

If you wish to file a Reportable Activity, please fill out the Whistleblower Form.

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