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Whistleblowing in the Long Term Care Sector

Health Group Seminar (Fasken Martineau Institute)
Where Rideau & St. Lawrence Rooms
Fasken Martineau Offices
333 Bay Street, Suite 2400
Bay Adelaide Centre
Toronto, ON
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Protecting whistleblowers and conducting effective internal investigations are critical to accountability and transparency in the long term care sector. Employees are more likely to report concerns about unethical or illegal conduct if their employer has implemented a whistleblower policy that protects them from retaliation. Whistleblower policies can also give management the opportunity to remedy potentially unethical or unlawful activity before it escalates. This seminar will focus on the long term care sector, discussing practical issues that an effective whistleblower policy must address, and how to effectively handle and investigate reports by employees.

Among the topics to be discussed are the following:

  • Elements of effective whistleblower policies 
  • Who should be involved in the process 
  • How anonymous can a report be 
  • How to effectively document investigations 
  • Evidentiary issues in the long term care sector (e.g., patients who are frail or lack capacity; vulnerability; death or lack of witnesses) 
  • What findings must be communicated to the complainant 
  • What to do with the alleged wrong-doers during the investigation 
  • How to deal with vexatious reports 
  • Different issues that arise in different proceedings (arbitration vs. professional colleges vs. criminal proceedings)


Cathie Brow, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Revera
Brian O'Byrne, Partner, Fasken Martineau
Brian Smeenk, Partner, Fasken Martineau 


Daniel Fabiano, Partner, Fasken Martineau


This seminar is free of charge. 


  • 8:00 am - 8:30 am    Registration & Breakfast 
  • 8:30 am - 9:30 am    Presentations 
  • 9:30 am - 10:00 am  Interactive panel discussion of case studies, lessons learned


The event has passed - registration is closed.

For more information:

Nick Fan
+1 416 868 3511