Sharing your concern with the Safe Disclosure Office
Reaching out can be hard, but we are here to listen.
The Safe Disclosure Office (SDO) is a place for employees and volunteers hired or engaged by the City of Edmonton to talk about concerns related to harassment, discrimination, and a respectful workplace when they are unable to bring them forward to their supervisor.
The SDO assesses and makes decisions independently of City Administration, however it reports administratively to the Director of Respect in the Workplace. The SDO does not act as an advocate for any party, conduct investigations, or substantiate allegations.
What to expect at your appointment
The Safe Disclosure Office Adviser will:
Provide an overview of the process
Answer your questions
Listen to your workplace concern
Direct your concern for action as appropriate
Identify other resources that may be available
You may request an appointment with the SDO by email, phone or by the web submission form at the bottom of this page. Please read "The SDO's duty to report" below, before sharing information about your concern in voicemail, email or web submission.
Visit: You must call and book an appointment with the SDO
The SDO will make every effort to contact you within two business days to arrange a time to discuss your concern.
You can choose to submit a concern anonymously; however, please know that we cannot guarantee follow up or action on anonymous submissions.
The SDO's Duty to Report
If the SDO receives a disclosure of what could appear to report:
- Exploitation of, or harm to minors (those under the age of 18), and/or
- Imminent harm to a person, and/or
- Harassment or violence,
whether during a meeting with an advisor, or through information received in web submissions, voicemail or email, the SDO may be legally required, under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, to forward all information that has been shared to City of Edmonton administration or another appropriate party.
Your information is collected in accordance with 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act and will be used to conduct a prima facie analysis of your Respectful Workplace concern. Your information may be disclosed to Labour Relations, Disability Management and/or Workplace Restoration for the purpose of addressing your workplace concern. If you have any questions about the collection and use of your personal information, contact the Safe Disclosure Office Lead at 1-844-298-6782, 2nd floor, Bonnie Doon Mall, 8330-82 Ave, 2nd, Edmonton Alberta T6C 4E3.