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2021 EPAC Annual General Meeting

The 2021EPAC Annual General Meeting will occur on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 1:00 pm via Zoom. Members should have already received their registration link. In the attachments below you will find... Read more >

2020 EPAC Annual General Meeting

  The 2020 EPAC Annual General Meeting occured on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 1:15 pm. In the attachments below you will find the 2020 AGM Agenda, the 2019 AGM Draft Minutes (Approved to be... Read more >

First Webinar on COVID-19 Ethics Challenges for Organizations

On April 9, 2020, EPAC hosted a webinar to brainstorm about the ethical issues that Canadian organizations face internally, in services to clients, and in their broader social responsibility as a... Read more >

EPAC Webinar: First say “Sorry” – The legal framework for apologizing.

The ethical values of honesty and of respect and compassion for persons sometimes mean that an organization ought to apologize to persons who have been harmed. But if an apology amounts to a guilty... Read more >

2019 AGM Materials

The 2019 EPAC AGM will occur on Wednesday, June 18, 2019. In the attachment below you will find the 2019 AGM Package that includes the AGM Agenda, 2018 AGM Draft Minutes, 2018 Financial Statement and... Read more >

Cavoukian on Privacy and Data Ethics

Dr. Ann Cavoukian very generously recorded a video for EPAC in late July 2018. Dr. Cavoukian is a former information and privacy commissioner of Ontario and now heads the Privacy by Design Centre of... Read more >

2018 AGM Materials

Here are the president’s Annual Report for 2017-18, the draft agenda for the 2018 AGM (21 June 2018), the 2017 financial report and the draft minutes of the 2017 AGM. You can also read the... Read more >

EPAC Webinar Video: Good organizations, bad apples (April 12, 2018)

April 12, 2018 Webinar: Good Organizations, Bad Apples This EPAC webinar reflects the unfortunate rise in allegations of harassment, sexual misconduct and abuse of power in many sectors of society.... Read more >

Opening Respectful Doors Webinar Slides and Video

Download the slideshow presentation here: Opening Respectful Doors Presenter Craig Ervine recommends the following books for further reading: Difficult Conversations: How to discuss what matters... Read more >

Compliance Agreements Webinar Video and Slides

Click below for Robert Marleau’s slides for the webinar on Friday October 27 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT. Download the slides here: Compliance Agreements Marleau

Webinar video – The Ombudsman

Recording of EPAC Webinar on “The Ombudsman” (June 23, 2017) How does an ombudsman office compare with other functions that help an organization to be true to its values and ethics? Hear what two... Read more >

2017 AGM Documents

Here are the draft agenda; the draft minutes of the 2016 AGM; and candidacy statements of five current Directors offering to continue for a further term and four members offering to join the Board.

Materials from the Ethical Risk Webinar

The slides and recording of EPAC’s fifth webinar are now available. Dr. Ann Fraser, Executive Director, Values, Integrity and Conflict Resolution Directorate, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, spoke... Read more >

Webinar video – Giving Voice to Values

The following video is from EPAC’s Webinar on November 30th, 2016 that hosted Dr. Mary Gentile, world renowned professor and author of Giving Voice to Values (GVV)... Read more >

Slides from the Mary Gentile Webinar

On November 30th from 12:00pm-1:30pm the Ethics Practitioners’ Association of Canada (EPAC) hosted a webinar with Dr. Mary Gentile, world renowned professor and author of Giving Voice to Values... Read more >

Slides for Whistleblower Systems Webinar (Oct. 13, 2016)

These are the slides for the webinar on “Whistleblowing: Managing Risks, Reducing Harm, Increasing Value” presented on Oct. 13, 2016 by Sandy Boucher (Grant Thornton) and Dr. Rob Shepherd... Read more >

Chair’s Report for 2014-15

Chair’s Report for 2014-15 I am honoured to present the following report on the activities of EPAC since the last AGM on June 25, 2014. The main features of this past twelve months have... Read more >

Report on 2015-2016 to EPAC AGM

I am honoured to present the following report on the activities of EPAC since the last AGM on June 18, 2015. This is my third annual report. When I accepted the position of Chair of EPAC in May 2013,... Read more >

2015 AGM Minutes

See the draft minutes of the 2015 AGM, for approval at the 2016 AGM (June 21, 2016).

“Organizational Ethics and Bad Behaviour Investigations” webinar slides

This EPAC webinar took place on June 9, 2016. The presenters were lawyer Kenda Murphy assisted by HR and OD consultant Margot Cameron. EPAC is very grateful to both of them!

Ethics Practitioners on Research Ethics Boards

Have you ever wondered about ethics in scientific research? Specifically, about the ethical treatment of human participants in research? There have been instances of high-handed treatment of human... Read more >

When Lightning Strikes: Addressing the Impact of Compromised Leadership on Values and Ethics (V&E) Programs

On May 28th, 2014, EPAC held a half day workshop in Ottawa entitled “When Lightning Strikes: Addressing the Impact of Compromised Leadership on Values and Ethics (V&E) Programs.” The... Read more >

EPAC Online Community of Practice – Join today!

Respecting the desire of members to engage with one another across the country, we have created an online Community of Practice (CoP) designed to make geography irrelevant. The CoP is a member-driven... Read more >

EPAC 2013 Year-in-Review

One of the benefits of EPAC membership is the ability to share information and learn from other ethics practitioners across the country.  This year continued to see tried and true EPAC efforts, but... Read more >

“Giving Voice to Values” (October 30, 2013): Event Materials

EPAC held a half day workshop in Ottawa on 30 October 2013 on the Giving Voice to Values orientation of Dr. Mary Gentile. One of the most significant ethical risks faced by organizations today is... Read more >

Shaken, Stirred and Strengthened: How Ethical Organizations Rebuild Trust after Difficult Times: Presenters’ Slides

EPAC held a half day workshop in Ottawa on 14 November 2012 entitled Shaken, Stirred and Strengthened: How Ethical Organizations Rebuild Trust after Difficult Times. The workshop featured a panel of... Read more >

Ethical and Legal Aspects of Workplace Social Media

As part of the 2012 Business Ethics Speakers’ Series at the Ted Rogers School of Management, and in collaboration with the Ethics Practitioners’ Association of Canada, we present a panel... Read more >

Measuring Success in Organizational Ethics: Presenters’ Slides

EPAC held a workshop in Ottawa on 18 April 2012 entitled Measuring Success in Organizational Ethics: Lessons from the Evaluation of Hard-to-Measure Programs. The workshop featured a panel of three... Read more >

“How Effective Is Your Ethics Training Program?”: Lessons Learned

Participants in this September 27, 2011 workshop in Ottawa heard first from keynote speaker Dr. Michael Hoffman. World-renowned academic Professor Hoffman is the founding Executive Director of the... Read more >

EPAC Survey Summary Report

We are happy to present the highlights and findings of our survey of ethics practitioners’ needs and concerns, undertaken online between June 16 and August 1, 2011.  We are now using these... Read more >

APEC-Québec Conference on Ethical Decision-Making

14th Annual Conference of APEC-Québec, now called RÉOQ The Challenges of Ethical Decision-Making in Organizations 6 June 2011, Château Laurier – Québec On June 6, 2011 ethics practitioners met... Read more >

Progress Report – March 2011

The main accomplishments of the organization in the first nine months of the new Board (from the June 2010 Board meeting to the March 2011 progress report) A full day retreat to determine the... Read more >

Workshop on Codes of Ethics and Codes of Conduct

Strategies for Effective Ethics Programs: The Importance Codes of Ethics and Conduct Presentation by Keith Darcy, Executive Director Ethics & Compliance Officer Association (ECOA) EPAC... Read more >
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