Code of Conduct

As part of the Town of Caledon's continued commitment to enhancing openness and accountability, Town Council has adopted a Code of Conduct for Members of Council and Designated Boards.

The Code of Conduct for Members of Council and Designated Boards is established to provide standards for conduct of Members of Council and Designated Boards in the capacity of their official duties.  These standards are intended to enhance public confidence and support the Town's reputation and integrity.

Integrity Commissioner

The Integrity Commissioner helps ensure Members of Council and Designated Boards conform to a high ethical standard and adhere to the Town's Code of Conduct for Members of Council and Designated Boards, Section 5 of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, and any other applicable Town policies, rules, and procedures.

Town Council has appointed John Fleming as its Integrity Commmissioner from 2020 to 2023.

John E. Fleming has been the Town of Caledon's Integrity Commissioner since 2011.  Over a diverse career, John has served in various leadership positions in local government, including the role of Chief Administrative Officer for both Halton Region and the City of London.  In addition to these positions, he was a Deputy Minister with various ministries of the Government of Ontario, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Arthritis Society, Chair of the Board of Directors of Halton Healthcare Services, and Director of the OMERS Sponsors Corporation.  He is currently the Chair of the Board of Governors at Sheridan College.

His educational background includes accreditation as a Chartered Director and being awarded degrees from both Queen's University and the University of Toronto. 

The powers and duties of the Integrity Commissioner are set out in the Municipal Act and By-law 2019-0294. 

The Office of the Integrity Commissioner is independent of Council and staff and reports directly to Council.  The Integrity Commissioner performs their duties on an as needed basis and does not have a permanent office in the Town of Caledon.

Contact the Integrity Commissioner

Complaints may be filed by completing and submitting the Confidential Complaint Form with the Integrity Commissioner.  Arrangements may also be made with the Town Clerk to file complaint on a confidential basis.

Every request to the Integrity Commissioner will be noted and reviewed.  The decision to pursue an investigation into a possible breach of the Code of Conduct or other Town policy can only be made by the Integrity Commissioner based on the complaint. 

If you would like to contact the Integrity Commissioner, please email John E. Fleming.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can file a complaint?

Members of the public, employees of the Town, any organization as well as members of Council, can file a complaint under the Code.

What is the process for filing a complaint?

Complaints may be filed by filling out the Formal Confidential Complaint Form. To maintain confidentiality, completed forms should be submitted by mail to the Town Clerk, clearly marked Confidential to: Town Hall, Town Clerk (Confidential), 6311 Old Church Road, Caledon ON L7C 1J6.

How is the complaint investigated?

Following receipt and review of a formal complaint, or at any time during the investigation, where the Integrity Commissioner believes that an opportunity to resolve the matter may be successfully pursued without a formal investigation, and both the complainant and the Member agree, efforts may be pursued to achieve an informal resolution.

The Integrity Commissioner will proceed as follows, except where otherwise required by the Public Inquiries Act:

(a) Provide the complaint and supporting material to the member whose conduct is in question with a request that a written response to the allegation be provided within ten business days; and

(b) Provide a copy of the response provided to the complainant with a request for a written reply within ten business days. If necessary, after reviewing the submitted materials, the Integrity Commissioner may speak to anyone, access and examine any other documents or electronic materials and may enter any Town work location relevant to the complaint for the purpose of investigation and potential resolution.

The Integrity Commissioner may make interim reports to Council where necessary and as required to address any instances of interference, obstruction, delay or retaliation encountered during the investigation.

Does the Integrity Commissioner investigate complaints about Town Employees?

The Integrity Commissioner does not have authority over Town employees.

Can an anonymous complaint be filed?

Anonymous complaints will not be accepted.