Whistleblowing is relevant today because it provides transparency and accountability in the corporate and public-sector contexts. However, the Canadian environment to support whistleblowers is one of the lowest ranked globally. For CPAs, it is important to not only be aware of our responsibilities to blow the whistle, but also to understand how to assist our companies and clients in building an effective whistleblowing system.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Define whistleblowing and explain how it is facilitated
- Bust the most common whistleblowing myths
- Review and understand the Canadian whistleblowing protection laws including the responsibilities related to whistleblowing for CPAs
- Discuss the personal cost involved in becoming a whistleblower
- Explain the ethical considerations to whistleblowing
- Identify the necessary elements of a successful whistleblowing system