Ethics Workshop / Atelier sur l'éthique

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

"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 (see below). She has provided the following resources for anyone to use:

Giving Voice to Values Sketch

Giving Voice to Values - Workshop Assessment Questions

An Action for Framework - Giving Voice to Values

Colloquium on Applied Ethics /Colloque en éthique appliquée

Il y aura un Colloque international en éthique appliquée en français le 21 au 23 mai 2014 à l’Université de Sherbrooke.

Le sujet : Corruption, conflits d’intérêts, copinage : que peut l’éthique devant nos problèmes actuels?

Veuillez contacter pour plus de renseignements et pour faire une proposition de communication au plus tard le 30 janvier 2014.


Founded in 1996

EPAC envisions a world where people in organizations are ethically aware and act ethically.

EPAC's mission is to promote ethical knowledge, wisdom and competency in Canadian Organizations. 
Here's how YOU can participate:
Attend our events
Send us a comment via this website
Write a blog on this website
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Follow us on Twitter at: @EPACanada2011

Note aux lecteurs francophones : Nos collègues au Québec ont établi un site Web en français à www.reoq.caDonc ce site-ci est principalement en anglais mais il contient plusieurs documents bilingues dans les sections « Competencies », « Members », « Links », « Magazine » et « Resources ».


LinkedIn Group

Join the EPAC discussions on LinkedIn. 

One of the ways the Board of Directors has acted to fulfill EPAC’s mission to promote ethical knowledge, wisdom and competency in Canadian organizations is to create an EPAC LinkedIn Group. 
Recent posts include a growing list of books on ethics that practitioners are reading; notification of a new resource for French and English ethics terminology; discussions on negative campaign advertising, whether conference sponsors can ban speakers, and if it is possible to teach business ethics, to name only a few.  
If you are a LinkedIn member, find us in the group list under the title Ethics Practitioners’ Association of Canada and join the conversations.


Our Workshop Series

The focus of the series is Strategies for Effective Ethics Programs.  We have conducted five half-day workshops to date. The series is being organized by EPAC in Ottawa and features renowned experts in the field.  Further workshops are being planned on subjects requested by the participants.  

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 three:

     1. Captain Paul Catsburg, Royal Canadian Navy: Department of National Defence and Canadian Forces
     2  Lorna Lemay, Canadian Blood Services: CBS Rebuilding Trust
     3. Jim Mitchell, Sussex Circle

The speakers' slides are attached below.

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 led by Robert Czerny (EPAC Board Member):
     1. Tom Wileman, Formerly Office of the Auditor General: Ethics Leadership: What's Expected?
     2. Ann Fraser, Canadian Food Inspection Agency: Measuring Ethical Wellness
     3. Colleen Duggan, International Development Research Centre: Innovations in Evaluation Methodologies
The speakers' slides are attached below.

"How Effective Is Your Ethics Training Program?" : Lessons Learned

On September 27, 2011 EPAC presented its third workshop in the series on “Strategies for Effective Ethics Programs” (see below for information on the previous two). World-renowned academic Dr. Michael Hoffman provided a keynote presentation on the strategy of training as part of an effective ethics program. Group discussions then provided an opportunity for participants to reflect on Dr. Hoffman’s insights and to share their own practical experiences and lessons in ethics training programs -- key findings can be found further on in this article. EPAC would like to thank CBERN for its financial contribution to this workshop.

Results of Our Survey

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 results in the design and planning of programs, services, tools and the formation of partnerships. 

The response to the survey was very good.  Our thanks go out to all who took the time to fill in the questionnaire. We hope you too will find the results useful.

Strategic Directions 2013 - 2015

[La version française se trouve ici.]

The EPAC Board on November 26, 2012 set out its revised Strategic Plan for the next three years.  This included the following strategic directions:

1.  Education and Training: EPAC will create learning opportunities about organizational ethics

2. Communication: Communicate to widen and deepen engagment

3. Revenue Generate: Increase resources to make EPAC sustainable and enable growth

4. Sustain EPAC: Sustain EPAC as a legal, well-governed entity


Our Board of Directors, Secretariat and Strategic Plan

The Board of Directors after the 2013 AGM and subsequent Board decisions consisted of: 

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