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Council Code of Conduct

As part of the Town’s continued commitment to enhancing openness and accountability in Richmond Hill, Council unanimously adopted a Code of Conduct on March 8, 2010. Council amended the Council Code of Conduct on November 12, 2012, and on February 9, 2015, Council approved that the Council Code of Conduct be reviewed along with related policies with respect to ethical behaviour of members of Council.

The Council Code of Conduct provides guidance on issues related to the acceptance of gifts and benefits, confidential information, Council-staff relations and the use of municipal property.

Council first appointed an Integrity Commissioner in 2010. In October 2013, Amberley Gavel Ltd. was appointed to provide integrity commissioner services for the Town of Richmond Hill and on February 23, 2015 Council extended its contract with Amberley Gavel Ltd. until the review of the Council Code of Conduct has been completed.

The Integrity Commissioner’s duties include providing impartial, third party, professional advice to Council and responding to any compliance issues and matters relating to their ethical responsibilities and obligations under the Code, as well as educating and advising the community of the same.

The Code of Conduct came into effect on Monday, November 1, 2010 and was last amended on November 12, 2012.

Council Code of Conduct [PDF]

Council Code of Conduct Formal Complaint Form [PDF]

For information respecting the Integrity Commissioner and/or Council Code of Conduct, contact Gloria Collier, Acting Clerk, at
905-747-6363 or at

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