The Township of Adjala-Tosorontio is committed to conducting business in an open, transparent and accountable manner, and has embedded these principles within our various policies, practices and procedures.  We make every effort to provide you and the community with as much information as possible. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact the Clerk’s Office.

Integrity Commissioner

The Municipal Act authorizes municipalities to establish a Code of Conduct for Members of Council and for Boards and Committees of the municipality. An Integrity Commissioner is appointed by Council to address the application of the Code of Conduct.

The Council of the Township of Adjala-Tosorontio enacted By-law 19-15 on March 15, 2019 appointing Guy Giorno as Integrity Commissioner.

Guy Giorno
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP Barristers and Solicitors
Bay Adelaide Centre 333 Bay Street, Suite 2400 P.O. Box 20 
Toronto, ON M5H 2T6
Council Code of Conduct Complaint Process

Alleged breaches of the Code of Conduct should be made to the Township's  Integrity Commissioner. Complaints may be made by members of the public, employees of the Town, any organization, and members of Council.

Complaint Process Overview

  • Council Code of Conduct Complaint Form is submitted directly to the Integrity Commissioner.
  • Integrity Commissioner reviews and decides weather to proceed to the investigation stage  within three (3) days of receiving the complaint. 
  • Integrity Commissioner starts investigation stage by notifying the Clerk, Complainant and Member of Council. 
  • The Member of Council has 10 days to respond to the Integrity Commissioner.
  • Commissioner shares member's reply with Complainant within 3 days of receiving Council Member's response.
  • Complainant has ten (10) days to reply.
  • Commissioner determines whether interview and further investigation and/or settlement attempts are required within a week of receiving the Complainant's reply.
  • Commissioner delivers general findings (without recommendations) to Member and Complainant and delivers report and recommendations to Council (via Clerk)

To submit a Council Code of Conduct Complaint please download the Council Code of Conduct Complaint Form and forward directly to our Integrity Commissioner Guy Giorno via email or mail. 

It is recommended that you provide any supporting documentation that will help verify your complaint. You may attach the documentation either in your e-mail or attach physical copies in mailed and faxed forms.

Conflict of Interest

The Municipal Conflict of Interest Act ("the Act") sets out ethical rules for Council and Board members if they have certain pecuniary (financial) interests in a matter that is before their Council or Board at a meeting.

Conflict of Interest Registry

The Act requires that municipalities create and maintain a public registry of all declarations of pecuniary interest made by members of Council. The Township's Conflict of Interest Registry can be accessed online. 

Municipal Conflict of Interest Complaint Process

Alleged breaches of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act against any member of Council should be made to the Township’s Integrity Commissioner. Complaints may be made by members of the public, employees of the Town, any organization and members of Council.

To review the Municipal Conflict of Interest of Act please click here Municipal Conflict of Interest Act

To complete the Application for Inquiry into Alleged Contravention of Municipal Conflict of Interest Act Form and submit via email, fax or mail to the Integrity Commissioner please download the form here Application for Inquiry into Alleged Contravention of Municipal Conflict of Interest Act Form

Closed Meeting Investigator 

The Act also requires a municipality to appoint a closed meeting investigator to investigate complaints as to whether a municipality has complied with the requirements of the Act regarding open meeting requirements. The Ombudsman acts as the Closed Meeting Investigator for the Township. 

The Township of Adjala-Tosorontio is committed to ensuring that any request for an investigation under Section 239 of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended is dealt with in a fair, open and expeditious manner.

Office of the Ombudsman of Ontario
Bell Trinity Square
483 Bay Street, 10th Floor, South Tower
Toronto, ON  M5G 2C9
Closed Meeting Investigation Process

Members of the public, including corporations, may submit requests to the Ombudsman relating to compliance with the Act or the Municipal Procedure By-law for meetings or part of meetings that are closed to the public.

If you have concerns, please discuss them with the Clerk. 

To make a formal complaint, please complete the Online Complaint Form and submit it to the Ontario Ombudsman.

Completed Closed Meeting Investigations

In accordance with Section 239.2(11) of the Municipal Act, 2001, the Township of Adjala-Tosorontio shall ensure that any report received as the result of a Closed Meeting investigation is made available to the public.